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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,655
Posted By JohnJ80

you nailed it.

you nailed it.
12-05-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

I agree - a 1.5W solar panel is the next thing to...

I agree - a 1.5W solar panel is the next thing to worthless. I wouldnít be happy with it either. Iím talking about a 20W panel (13x more power at about the same weight) - thatís a giant difference;...
12-04-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

Hereís the 20W panel at 500g that I want to test....

Hereís the 20W panel at 500g that I want to test.

https://www.omnicharge.co/products/20w-solar-panel/
12-04-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

A couple of comments - 1. We canít make the...

A couple of comments -

1. We canít make the comparison about the effectivity of a solar panel vs a dynamo when all we have is ďsmall solar panel.Ē Specs please. Iím guessing that solar panel you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,655
Posted By JohnJ80

Mmm. Don't agree. I have both Aftershokz...

Mmm. Don't agree.

I have both Aftershokz and Apple AirPods. I see virtually no difference between the AirPods and bone conduction headsets in actual use or in situational awareness. I've been...
12-04-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

I don't disagree at all. In fact, I think we are...

I don't disagree at all. In fact, I think we are saying the same thing but coming at it from opposite sides.

What I think I'm seeing as I look into this is that the cost/benefit of the dynamo is...
12-03-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep. It’s a bit tricky to go back and forth...

Yep. It’s a bit tricky to go back and forth between mAh and Wh for battery capacity. It’s probably easiest if we just look at this in Wh and use my 13,000mAh battery at 46Wh as a guide.

So...
12-03-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

What solar panel and what dynamo? Not possible...

What solar panel and what dynamo? Not possible to figure out this comparison without the specs on each.

Most of the dynamo specs Iíve seen say 6V at 0.5A. So thatís going to be 500mAh best...
12-02-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes. If youíre using this to charge electronics,...

Yes. If youíre using this to charge electronics, you really need to go through a battery to do so. Phones especially are sort of anticipating a steady power source to charge.



True. Thatís...
12-02-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

Pretty sure it would exceed what a dynamo would...

Pretty sure it would exceed what a dynamo would put into a battery. And even at that, thereís going to be more than three hours a day when youíre not riding - doesnít have to produce power when...
12-01-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

I looked at this further and a 20W solar panel...

I looked at this further and a 20W solar panel can be had for about $75 and would probably do a lot better in providing more power. Itís probably weight neutral to the dynamo hub but even if itís...
11-28-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By JohnJ80

I never would have guessed that application in a...

I never would have guessed that application in a million years but I see now why you need that.
11-27-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnJ80

I just was looking into this for a tour we're...

I just was looking into this for a tour we're planning next summer. I came to the conclusion that it's a lot easier to find a small but high power density USB-C adaptor and locate the occasional...
11-27-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By JohnJ80

All my ANT+ sensors come up with the same ID...

All my ANT+ sensors come up with the same ID whenever I pair them.

Curious, why does it have to be the magnet sensing cadence sensor? As long as it's a new sensor, why wouldn't you want to get...
11-27-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,378
Posted By JohnJ80

I agree with this but I'm not sure I'd go for the...

I agree with this but I'm not sure I'd go for the ROAM. Got panned in a lot of a reviews. ELEMNT or BOLT probably a better choice.
11-26-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By JohnJ80

Your questions got me thinking, so I dug mine out...

Your questions got me thinking, so I dug mine out and tried it. See answers below.

J.




Looks like it can. I started mine up and plugged in the charging cable and the light kept running and...
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,600
Posted By JohnJ80

Interested in hearing about your experiences with...

Interested in hearing about your experiences with the Extrawheel trailer especially it's performance uphill. We're planning a couple of tours, our most "touring" centric bikes are still some...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By JohnJ80

Subtle is the watch word here. 1mm change in foot...

Subtle is the watch word here. 1mm change in foot fit is a giant amount. There have been times when I have adjusted the arch height in a ski boot insole with a single pass of a file and it goes from...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By JohnJ80

^this Because of this. I have a...

^this



Because of this.

I have a background is fitting ski boots for alpine racers where a lot of similar problems occur but the fit is even more precise.

What happens when you put...
10-24-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,853
Posted By JohnJ80

Me too. I think it would be fascinating.

Me too. I think it would be fascinating.
10-23-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,853
Posted By JohnJ80

I still think they are missing the point in this...

I still think they are missing the point in this article as well. Strava sees who records what ride with what device. Itís pretty easy to make the decision to say that support isnít worth the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By JohnJ80

You nailed it. They see every ride (obviously)...

You nailed it. They see every ride (obviously) and they know how it was recorded. Undoubtedly, the number recorded on a Strava app with external sensors paired is probably almost vanishingly small....
10-19-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,409
Posted By JohnJ80

Agree. Garmin just sucks when it comes to BT on...

Agree. Garmin just sucks when it comes to BT on their bike computers. I don't know what it is, but maybe it's their anti-bluetooth prejudice showing through.
10-19-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,788
Posted By JohnJ80

Maybe so, but - wow - is it impressive.

Maybe so, but - wow - is it impressive.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly. And I don't blame them for making this...

Exactly. And I don't blame them for making this decision either. There are enough differences in sensors to make this a nightmare unless making a bike computer is the main goal.
10-16-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,853
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, makes sense -thanks for making me think...

Yeah, makes sense -thanks for making me think about it that way. Anyone who has sensor other than speed, which you can get from GPS too, is highly likely to have another means of recording data. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By JohnJ80

Try Cat Ears. They works and then you don't have...

Try Cat Ears. They works and then you don't have to ride around gangsta.

https://www.cat-ears.com
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,698
Posted By JohnJ80

Me too. I'd never spend the winter in a warm...

Me too. I'd never spend the winter in a warm place.

As for riding in the winter issue? There is no bad weather just inappropriate clothing.
10-16-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,853
Posted By JohnJ80

I wonder why the Strava app no longer supports...

I wonder why the Strava app no longer supports sensors. Maybe trying to not interfere with the bike computer guys (their customers at some level).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By JohnJ80

I just build a new gravel bike and it has disc...

I just build a new gravel bike and it has disc brakes. The braking is, by and large, a wash. The disc brakes are easier to adjust than the cantilevers I had on my old gravel bike. The easy of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,381
Posted By JohnJ80

So I'm curious now. Why did you select this...

So I'm curious now. Why did you select this frame size instead of a larger one? What characteristics where you looking for that a larger frame wouldn't accomplish?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,381
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure, they both "fit" but the performance won't...

Sure, they both "fit" but the performance won't be the same.

Just because the contact points are the same, that doesn't mean the the wheelbase, trail, and other specs of the two frames sizes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,381
Posted By JohnJ80

Agree. Also, most fork manufacturers have a spec...

Agree. Also, most fork manufacturers have a spec on the maximum spacers between the stem and top of the headset. I just went through this with Enve where on the fork I am using they specify a max...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,095
Posted By JohnJ80

They arenít mutually exclusive. The Varia Radar...

They arenít mutually exclusive. The Varia Radar is quite synergistic with a mirror.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By JohnJ80

I'd have to agree with this. I just went through...

I'd have to agree with this. I just went through this trying to get some Schwalbe Pro ones in 28mm to work on my racing geometry frame. Probably 2mm or so clearance so the tire turned through there....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,095
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes. If the device confirms to the ant+ light...

Yes. If the device confirms to the ant+ light spec, you can set that up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,095
Posted By JohnJ80

And Wahoo does something similar but they also...

And Wahoo does something similar but they also bring in the LEDs into the user interface.

Anybody else other than wahoo or Garmin users need the head end.

That said, if you ever anticipate...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,095
Posted By JohnJ80

Thatís interesting. Whatís kind of range do you...

Thatís interesting. Whatís kind of range do you get with that?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,095
Posted By JohnJ80

I donít think the Varia is any more effective...

I donít think the Varia is any more effective than other high bright day light capable taillights and I doubt many of any motorists are expecting recording taillights although it would be great if...
09-03-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,497
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep. And that is EXACTLY what a gps sensor does....

Yep. And that is EXACTLY what a gps sensor does. It converts physical input (gps RF) into electrical digital information. Distinction without a difference. There are lots of ďsensorsĒ that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,095
Posted By JohnJ80

I have both (Varia and Cycliq rear camera). I...

I have both (Varia and Cycliq rear camera). I never use the rear camera but I always use the radar. The most useful camera for either dealing with infractions sent to LE is the front camera anyhow....
09-02-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,117
Posted By JohnJ80

The connectivity is one of the strengths of the...

The connectivity is one of the strengths of the Bolt. Unclear why you bought one?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By JohnJ80

I was quoting their built weights for their wheel...

I was quoting their built weights for their wheel sets.

If memory serves, the last whee set Wheelbuilder built for me, the set weight was 1460 grams with the HED rims which I subsequently rode...
09-02-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,117
Posted By JohnJ80

The upload is seamless. You likely wonít even...

The upload is seamless. You likely wonít even know it happened.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By JohnJ80

I guess thatís the point - I donít consider...

I guess thatís the point - I donít consider 200-300g+ difference to be close in spec. If you think that is close, then buy on price or your favorite graphics.
09-01-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By JohnJ80

Well, when one app says 1200 cal for an hour and...

Well, when one app says 1200 cal for an hour and the other more realistic one says 500 (bit you donít know which is the right one) youíre going to be gaining weight as part of your effort to hone in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By JohnJ80

THat's the compelling argument for the HED set...

THat's the compelling argument for the HED set up. Light weight in a tough rim at about half the price of carbon from name brand carbon rims. I have a couple of sets of carbon rims from Enve and...
09-01-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,117
Posted By JohnJ80

Upload it to Strava and/or RWGPS and set the bike...

Upload it to Strava and/or RWGPS and set the bike there (https://ridewithgps.com/help/adding-gear) (you can do it bulk, IIRC). You can then see the accumulated mileage. RWGPS also has a maintenance...
09-01-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,117
Posted By JohnJ80

The BOLT should be fine. Why do you need two...

The BOLT should be fine. Why do you need two computers then?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep. The HED wheels are substantially lighter...

Yep. The HED wheels are substantially lighter for alloy rims - 1600g or 1760g vs HED at 1400-1450g wheel set weight and about the same for the Carbon 55mm rims. Since I was mostly interested in...
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