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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 972
Posted By Steve B.

They both do TBT. Garmins can uses “courses”...

They both do TBT. Garmins can uses “courses” (sometimes known as Routes by other software), created in Strava, RideWithGPS, Kamoots and Garmin Connect. Wahoo can pretty much do the same (not sure...
Forum: Touring
06-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Steve B.

My 1000 and 1030 devices can run off USB battery...

My 1000 and 1030 devices can run off USB battery sticks, so yes, this is an option for when you are needing more than 12 hrs. If it were pouring rain I’d cover everything with a baggie or some such....
Forum: Touring
06-02-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Steve B.

I suspect the OP is not riding gravel roads in...

I suspect the OP is not riding gravel roads in western Montana or some equally remote area. They mention roads, cycle and canal paths. I’d suspect the UK. They can likely get away with not having a...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,506
Posted By Steve B.

Apologies, the thread got taken in a tangent when...

Apologies, the thread got taken in a tangent when I asked Glenn about bars. Note that the OP was a actually about a year ago, then resurrected last Thursday by Daytona,
Forum: Northeast
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,506
Posted By Steve B.

Thanks for the link. Curious though why I...

Thanks for the link.

Curious though why I would want to spend $220 for a carbon handlebar ?, that weighs 250 grams, when I can buy 6 FSA Adventure bars for $36 each, in aluminum at 320 grams, a...
05-31-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Steve B.

And yet I’ve read that you get a better...

And yet I’ve read that you get a better aerodynamic profile with a wide rim and tire near the rims width. So somehow that works.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Steve B.

Smoothie is a standard rear derailer mount ?....

Smoothie is a standard rear derailer mount ?. 7000 is a Direct Mount ?. Might be the R shifting issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 972
Posted By Steve B.

If you are wanting to do navigation or expect to...

If you are wanting to do navigation or expect to use maps a lot, a touch screen makes it easier to move around the maps screen. I had a Bolt, hated the Turn-By-Turn white text on black screen, I...
05-31-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 912
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, noticed that about the time out. I’ll have...

Yes, noticed that about the time out. I’ll have to check to see if there’s an “always on” setting, that would be more useful as you want to know before the shift what cog you’re on. At least on a...
Forum: Northeast
05-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,506
Posted By Steve B.

Thx for the quick reply. Will pass as they are...

Thx for the quick reply. Will pass as they are not the same design that my Topstone uses, which has a flair to the drops.

But thank you for the pics as well.

SB
05-30-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Steve B.

I like the skewer removal trick.

I like the skewer removal trick.
Forum: Northeast
05-30-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,506
Posted By Steve B.

Glenn, PM sent about these bars Edit: Or...

Glenn, PM sent about these bars

Edit: Or not. Your profile cannot receive PM’s.

Do you want to sell the 44’s and are the adventure/gravel bars with a sweep ?
05-30-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By Steve B.

Could be the size of the bike has shorter chain...

Could be the size of the bike has shorter chain stays, thus the chain angle middle/small is having the chain catch the front derailer, causing the chain to move to the small ring. You could back out...
05-30-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Steve B.

I run Conti Grand Prix 4 Season 28’s on WTB ST...

I run Conti Grand Prix 4 Season 28’s on WTB ST i23 TCS, 28h rims, whose width is 24mm. On these rims these 28 tires actually end up at 31mm.
05-29-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Steve B.

Here it is: ...

Here it is:

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05-29-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Steve B.

it's pretty and all but there's no way I would...

it's pretty and all but there's no way I would buy one. Shock fork that doesn't, as far as I'm aware, have any beneficial features over a standard 2 stanchion fork but now requires a proprietary hub,...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 397
Posted By Steve B.

Thank you for this, I go pet the cats while my...

Thank you for this, I go pet the cats while my wife shops. Always makes my day.
Forum: Northeast
05-28-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,506
Posted By Steve B.

That a nice bike, reasonably priced and equipped....

That a nice bike, reasonably priced and equipped. Issue is what can you test ride ?, do you have a road bike now ? and as the Chief said, there are a lot of options at that price point. Curious how...
05-28-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 912
Posted By Steve B.

I think this is correct. I just installed an XT...

I think this is correct. I just installed an XT Di2 ssytem, it INSISTED I had to use the mobile version in order to check and update the units. It would not do this on the PC link. It still failed...
05-28-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Steve B.

I think the sensors are profile agnostic (they...

I think the sensors are profile agnostic (they are on the 1030, can't recall on the 1000). The device sees whether there's a sensor active or not and uses whatever is active. I would set the sensor...
05-28-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By Steve B.

I'd turn on Cellular Data. The app maybe wants...

I'd turn on Cellular Data. The app maybe wants to find the mother ship so it can do LiveTrack, Notifications, etc.... Maybe it's constantly searching for that connection, kind of like a cell phone...
05-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 912
Posted By Steve B.

See my post above. If you have the shop install...

See my post above. If you have the shop install the XT display, in place of the A Junction and wireless unit, not only do you save $85, but the display unit shows you what gears you are in, and...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,371
Views: 200,039
Posted By Steve B.

No. I'm skipping that area during the CV period,...

No. I'm skipping that area during the CV period, too many idiots out not understanding the need to wear masks on their walks.
Forum: Northeast
05-28-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,202
Posted By Steve B.

Thx Zacster, I was going to plot this. The climb...

Thx Zacster, I was going to plot this. The climb up from Tuckahoe Rd. is really apparent, an I think that's the dip at the reservoir L of middle.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,697
Posted By Steve B.

And as note for everybody, a touring site called...

And as note for everybody, a touring site called The Bicycle Touring Pro, having been all over Europe many times, Darren figured out that the cemeteries had water as folks use it on flowers. Never...
Forum: Foo
05-27-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 673
Posted By Steve B.

My first work computer of my very own (as opposed...

My first work computer of my very own (as opposed to a Unix terminal) didn't have a hard dive and only 1 - 3.5" floppy. You ran the program off the primary disk, then swapped to the data disk, saved...
05-27-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 912
Posted By Steve B.

Another option to the EW-WU111 unit is to use the...

Another option to the EW-WU111 unit is to use the XT display unit SC-MT800. It also replaces the A Junction as it has 3 E-Tube ports, BT unit and the charging port. The display unit is $90, vs. a...
05-27-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Steve B.

But note that we lived without clutches on rear...

But note that we lived without clutches on rear derailers in off road conditions for a few decades without everybody having major chain dropping issues. I get the point but am not sold on the need in...
Forum: Northeast
05-27-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,371
Views: 200,039
Posted By Steve B.

Message machine only. They also are not taking...

Message machine only. They also are not taking reservations for meeting a sales representative out to a month and the repair shop is going gangbusters. I was there last Friday, was 4th online to get...
05-27-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Steve B.

Also check with REI, they have 2 locations in the...

Also check with REI, they have 2 locations in the Pittsburgh area, They sell Co-Op house brand as well as Salsa and Cannondale. The manufacturers have lifted the mail-order restrictions and are...
05-27-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By Steve B.

I follow the assorted bike websites as well as...

I follow the assorted bike websites as well as the Garmin 1030 forum and the 2 Garmin FB pages and can say I've never heard this complaint (all that means is you've discovered a new way for a Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,697
Posted By Steve B.

Above 75 degrees I'll use more than 20oz per...

Above 75 degrees I'll use more than 20oz per hour. It hasn't been that hot here in the NYC area past month so I haven't run out yet.

Convenience stores are always open, I typically stop there...
05-27-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Steve B.

And we wish you the best in finding one !!!!! ...

And we wish you the best in finding one !!!!!

Seriously, shops are sold out. My very large LBS looks like they they started the process of re-locating, maybe 1/3 the on floor inventory, which was...
05-27-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Steve B.

I can't even find the SL5 on the websites of the...

I can't even find the SL5 on the websites of the local shops, only one I found was at the Trek Bicycle Superstore where it's priced at $2900 US. That's $1100 more then a typical US list price for a...
05-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Steve B.

There’s a beating the dead horse graphic around...

There’s a beating the dead horse graphic around here someplace.....
05-26-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Steve B.

There are likely a few hundred thousand carbon...

There are likely a few hundred thousand carbon frames (A million ?) still in use, they’ve been manufactured for 25 years. They are not failing in any meaningful numbers that would indicate hidden...
05-26-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Steve B.

Good advice.

Good advice.
05-26-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By Steve B.

I was at 100% this morning, am at 97% right now,...

I was at 100% this morning, am at 97% right now, did a 2-1/2 hr. ride, navigating the entire way, Live Track working.
05-26-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Steve B.

If they ride terrain where that matters.

If they ride terrain where that matters.
05-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Steve B.

Topstone comes with an 11-34 11 spd. cassette and...

Topstone comes with an 11-34 11 spd. cassette and an FSA 46/30 crank. Reasonably low and about the only way to get lower (with Shimano) is go to a GRX rear derailer plus shifters/front...
05-26-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Steve B.

Topstone has a BSA bottom bracket. Trek uses a...

Topstone has a BSA bottom bracket. Trek uses a press fit on an aluminum frame when there’s absolutely no need to do so.

As well the Topstone comes tubeless ready, all you need to do is install the...
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 397
Posted By Steve B.

It was 4:35 AM today. Usually its 5'ish or a bit...

It was 4:35 AM today. Usually its 5'ish or a bit after and I typically need to visit the bathroom anyway so get up and feed her. She typically walks across me with a few chirps to let me know she's...
05-26-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Steve B.

Some thoughts - Take the seat and pedals with...

Some thoughts
- Take the seat and pedals with you, make the bike unattractive to steal.
- Lock to a tree with a cable lock, it's only to deter, won't really prevent somebody that has real tools
-...
Forum: Northeast
05-25-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,202
Posted By Steve B.

This came up prior that you could start at the...

This came up prior that you could start at the south end of Van Cartland and ride bike path to Kingston, with some on street in Brewster and New Paltz. I think over 100 miles or so.
Forum: Northeast
05-25-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,202
Posted By Steve B.

Apologies Russ and Chris, I was using my...

Apologies Russ and Chris, I was using my measurement to New Paltz, which is 22. 14 is correct to the bridge.
Forum: Northeast
05-25-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,202
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=UniChris;21497082] Duchess county...

[QUOTE=UniChris;21497082]

Duchess county trail is also worth doing as you can combine it with the Walkway over the Hudson and get into the 30 mile round trip range.

/QUOTE]

Duchess trail is...
05-25-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By Steve B.

I was off the Connect system almost right away,...

I was off the Connect system almost right away, finding any kind of data digging to be painful. An example is looking at my cycling data on the iPad version (Mobile) it gives me last 7 days, not...
05-25-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Steve B.

Modify the take out point to nearer a place where...

Modify the take out point to nearer a place where you can stash the bike ?, a nearby home ?.

Kind of hard to suggest anything specific without knowing where the canoe trip is.
05-25-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By Steve B.

@OP, sorry I missed you stating the iPhone...

@OP, sorry I missed you stating the iPhone problem.

I have an iPhone 8 on the most recent OS, haven’t noticed any unusual battery issues but haven’t been paying attention either. My practice is...
05-25-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By Steve B.

Thank you, missed that.

Thank you, missed that.
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