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08-04-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By Steve B.

Press and hold the button and it'll move across...

Press and hold the button and it'll move across the entire cassette.
Forum: Northeast
08-04-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 207,126
Posted By Steve B.

Add to this 2 kids, 9 & 12, hit last night while...

Add to this 2 kids, 9 & 12, hit last night while riding on the LIE service road shoulder in Ronkonoma, the driver also left the scene, was caught later, 31 yr old women from Hauppauge. Lot of times...
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 260
Posted By Steve B.

Not understanding this. How hard is it to get...

Not understanding this. How hard is it to get thru an intersection with stop signs ?. Act like a car, stop when you need to, take your turn and proceed.

And as per the OP, Google generally is not...
08-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By Steve B.

$1000 for the component portion of the upgrade is...

$1000 for the component portion of the upgrade is high. I'm assuming something else on the higher price bike is different and more expensive as well - better wheels maybe ?.

A quick price check...
08-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Steve B.

There a lot of different apps, many are training...

There a lot of different apps, many are training oriented, so pick and choose. I tried the My Edge alternative dashboard, found it mediocre as the speed display was not keeping up with the digital...
08-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,606
Posted By Steve B.

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a...

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a lot of folks, I rode for the first 15 years of the past 30, without a phone. Somehow I survived.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Steve B.

The WTB ST i23 TCS is a 23mm internal width rim,...

The WTB ST i23 TCS is a 23mm internal width rim, according to the WTB site.

https://www.wtb.com/pages/tire-rim-fit-chart
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Steve B.

Assuming a goal is lower gearing for loaded...

Assuming a goal is lower gearing for loaded touring....

Seems a shame to ditch the existing shifters as they are set to go for the brakes as well as a double ring. Thus my thought about keeping...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Steve B.

Where is the local shop in all this ?. I would...

Where is the local shop in all this ?. I would think theyíd be offering to swap the wheels ?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Steve B.

Curious as I’ve got near 1000 miles on that WTB,...

Curious as I’ve got near 1000 miles on that WTB, tubeless and tubes, never had any issue. It’s the stock wheel on the Cannondale Topstone aluminum, there’s zero comments about a similar problem on...
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Steve B.

What’s the shifting system ?? Maybe don’t...

What’s the shifting system ??

Maybe don’t swap to a triple, leave it as a double with a wide range cassette. I’ve a gravel bike, C-Dale Topstone, has a 46/30 crank and a 11-34 11 spd. cassette. ...
07-31-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By Steve B.

Can’t say for $250, but $200 was worth it for a...

Can’t say for $250, but $200 was worth it for a pair of Shimano SH-XC701’s. They come in wide and fit my feet perfectly. Stiff sole which I need.

I read on a cycling forum once that you should...
07-30-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,036
Posted By Steve B.

Disc brakes are nice as it’s easier to design a...

Disc brakes are nice as it’s easier to design a bike to have clearance for wide tires. On the flat, paved roads I ride, pretty much never in the rain, rim brakes work just as well.
07-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Steve B.

The Explore only allows 1 user profile, so...

The Explore only allows 1 user profile, so essentially it doesnít know or care which bike itís used on, so nothing to switch. If/when you add things like cadence or speed sensors, they get detected...
Forum: Northeast
07-30-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 207,126
Posted By Steve B.

The ride is always on the device and saves as....

The ride is always on the device and saves as. .fit file. And yes, you can transfer these to a PC or upload to Strava, RWGPS, etc...

Curious, as Connect apps are now back to normal, for me and...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 207,126
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, go to the Garmin Connect website, open the...

Yes, go to the Garmin Connect website, open the ride in Actvities, above the mileage is a gear symbol, press that, an option is to Save as Course. Note that this becomes a route visible to the...
07-29-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Steve B.

One advantage of a cheap mount that breaks is it...

One advantage of a cheap mount that breaks is it gets sacrificed as opposed to the mounting tabs on the back of the unit. If they snap you can *sometimes* cobble a repair, but sometimes you end up...
07-28-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin out front mounts changed over a few years,...

Garmin out front mounts changed over a few years, some were left, some were right. None of these Iíve used ever had issues with cables being in the way as the cables always came out from under the...
07-27-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By Steve B.

They usually provide a few shims, but as 26 is an...

They usually provide a few shims, but as 26 is an extinct bar size canít see why they would want to make a separate mount for that size. Itís really easy to just use a bunch of wraps of electrical...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 207,126
Posted By Steve B.

Somebody got bored on their computer ...

Somebody got bored on their computer
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07-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Steve B.

A steal, grab it somebody.

A steal, grab it somebody.
07-26-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Steve B.

$400 ďoffĒ would put a normally $599 unit at...

$400 ďoffĒ would put a normally $599 unit at $199. I think you meant to type ď$400Ē, or about $200 off ?.

Any links to a dealer selling at that price ?

FWIW, the Plus is very slightly faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,171
Posted By Steve B.

Saw an article on FB that indicated the hackers...

Saw an article on FB that indicated the hackers want $10 million. Seems many, if not all majors file systems are now encrypted and waiting a release key, if Garmin ponies up. I can only speculate...
07-25-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Steve B.

Assuming you are having issues with the chain on...

Assuming you are having issues with the chain on the cassette.

Rear for permanent, front for on-the-fly is my work method, but they both do the same thing.

If the chain is having trouble...
07-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By Steve B.

This. I didn't think of that, but my 29" 'er...

This.

I didn't think of that, but my 29" 'er Specialized stock HT weighs 26.6 lbs. My Cannondale Topstone gravel bike weighs 22.6 lbs. That's just enough of a noticeable weight.

And as well, an...
07-25-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By Steve B.

I've been using RideWithGPS ever since I started...

I've been using RideWithGPS ever since I started using a Garmin. When Connect is operational, it's a direct sync of completed rides, so all my activities are backed up. As well and when using the iQ...
07-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By Steve B.

The position on my (year old) HT has the bars...

The position on my (year old) HT has the bars closer and wider. My HT as well is a very wide geared 1X, that is entirely appropriate for single track trail riding. It also has 60mm tires. The seated...
Forum: Touring
07-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, it’s been posted in the Electronics forum ...

Yes, it’s been posted in the Electronics forum

https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1208313-psa-garmin-s-completely-dark-no-connect-no-nothing.html
07-23-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Steve B.

I would hazard a guess that they contracted...

I would hazard a guess that they contracted LiveTrack out to Garmin, as it's hit and miss there as well.
Forum: Northeast
07-22-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,321
Posted By Steve B.

Having ridden Wassaic to Copake a few times, I...

Having ridden Wassaic to Copake a few times, I can say the road section from Millerton to Boston Corners is likely my favorite section. Itís just a series of beautiful roads, scenic views to the...
07-22-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 739
Posted By Steve B.

And as well EVERYBODY and their cousins are...

And as well EVERYBODY and their cousins are getting unused bikes tuned up. Thus the shops are swamped, have been since April, nobody has parts, the supply houses are empty and itís not going to get...
07-22-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By Steve B.

Cannondale Topstone Sora. Lists at $1250. ...

Cannondale Topstone Sora. Lists at $1250.

Good luck finding one. Good luck finding anything.
Forum: Northeast
07-22-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,321
Posted By Steve B.

Trails like this are one of the reasons I...

Trails like this are one of the reasons I purchased a gravel bike.
07-20-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Steve B.

Thereís a FaceTime group for Cannondale Topstone...

Thereís a FaceTime group for Cannondale Topstone that has many owners of the carbon model. Iíve never read of this problem in the 8 mos. Iíve been a member. You can join that group and ask there,...
07-20-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Steve B.

I don't think you can PM till 10 posts either. ...

I don't think you can PM till 10 posts either.

It's the Shimano 105 front derailer (series 7000). Do a YouTube search for installation and service. You'll need a metric Allen key set - I think...
07-20-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Steve B.

If it's new, take it back to the shop. Sounds...

If it's new, take it back to the shop. Sounds like the cable is installed incorrectly. I have an aluminum Topstone and do not have this problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By Steve B.

You can also configure what the shift buttons do,...

You can also configure what the shift buttons do, it’s in the E-Tube software. Di2 is set as default to mimic how mechanical works, not sure what you found different unless it’s set for one of the...
07-19-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Steve B.

Theres a remarkable number of roads and paths...

Theres a remarkable number of roads and paths around my area whose history goes back 300 years or so. Seems like a long time till I recall walking on the Apia Way, the original Roman road south of...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 207,126
Posted By Steve B.

I got hit early 90's at the OBY Library, same...

I got hit early 90's at the OBY Library, same thing, old lady turning into the parking lot across my path. I swerved and glanced off her front bumper and went down. Somebody called the cops, who...
07-19-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Steve B.

I asked my buddy who’s had 2 replacements (one...

I asked my buddy who’s had 2 replacements (one this past end of Feb.) and recently switched to Shimano LX level SPD on his road bike, with the SM 56 cleats, plenty of lateral float so he’s had no...
07-19-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Steve B.

Finding out roads are rarely used rough trails...

Finding out roads are rarely used rough trails created by the early settlers, which were Native Americans, is part of the fun of Gravel Riding !.

In all seriousness, Google Maps has errors and the...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 207,126
Posted By Steve B.

Thats the red historical marker ?, rode past at a...

Thats the red historical marker ?, rode past at a clip, if I was alone would have backtracked. I went up Bagatelle a few weeks ago, LONG with a nice wall at the top.

Little Neck road was a great...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 207,126
Posted By Steve B.

Bethpage today at 7, with 3 friends. Was getting...

Bethpage today at 7, with 3 friends. Was getting hot at 9 and humid, so short and easy is the name of the game.

This is what I call the "south shore connector", gets you a nice loop, easy to...
07-19-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, it’s paved and rideable. It’s the...

Yes, it’s paved and rideable. It’s the destination of the “Mt. Mitchell Hill Climb” century, among others.

https://theassaults.com/assault-on-mt-mitchell/

With RideWithGPS set to Cycling, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,107
Posted By Steve B.

I think it's fair to state that "typical" rim...

I think it's fair to state that "typical" rim brakes made it difficult to accept larger tires like 32mm. There are decent 57mm brakes out there that open up enough to use large tires, but they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,107
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, this is an option. My road wheels for my...

Yes, this is an option. My road wheels for my gravel bike have a 12-25 cassette, vs. the 11-34 on the gravel wheel. The tighter cog spacing is useful on road rides (terrain dependent). With the...
07-18-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By Steve B.

The Shimano 424 is dual SPD as well as a dual...

The Shimano 424 is dual SPD as well as a dual sided platform with pins.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/deore-m6000/PD-M424.html
Forum: Northeast
07-18-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 207,126
Posted By Steve B.

I did a solo from BP at 7, only 70 degrees and...

I did a solo from BP at 7, only 70 degrees and only went to 75 but 100% humidity. Mostly as it apparently rained last night or early morning in the center and north shores. Roads were all wet. Didn’t...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,107
Posted By Steve B.

Not much, 1/2 mph, maybe 1 mph avg speed. I...

Not much, 1/2 mph, maybe 1 mph avg speed. I could ride the gravel as road for my go fast, itís just not setup as aggressive a position. The h-bar on the carbon is an inch lower, easier to apply...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,107
Posted By Steve B.

My road bike is a 5 yrs. old Chinese carbon, uses...

My road bike is a 5 yrs. old Chinese carbon, uses rim brakes, has clearance for a large 25mm tire max. Has a Di2 system, I was going to someday upgrade to a better frame, but it rides and fits...
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