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12-02-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Steve B.

Add a few pounds of air pressure

Add a few pounds of air pressure
12-02-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By Steve B.

It comes down to ride whatever you feel...

It comes down to ride whatever you feel comfortable with in the conditions you ride. One advantage to the dual sided SPD with platforms is if you want do a grocery stop you can use street shoes. I...
12-02-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Steve B.

Puzzled about the big variations in frame size. ...

Puzzled about the big variations in frame size. A 54 might be appropriate for somebody 5'-8" or so where as a a 58 frame would fit somebody 6' or so. What do you really need ?
12-01-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe next time add the word "crankset" so we...

Maybe next time add the word "crankset" so we don't have to go and look up what a RX600 is, which I want going to do.
12-01-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Steve B.

Not the rear shifter.

Not the rear shifter.
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Steve B.

Only place I would distribute repair stuff is on...

Only place I would distribute repair stuff is on a bike carrying a large bikepacking type seat bag. Then no place for a small seat bag. I tend to carry my mt. bike kit in a CamelBack, because I...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Steve B.

Not getting the point of hiding stuff in the...

Not getting the point of hiding stuff in the frame, as well I don't see the point of having built in storage compartments on a bike. I carry 2 tubes, 3-4 co2, an Alien tool, boots in a seat bag and...
11-30-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By Steve B.

Painful operation, my wife had it done late...

Painful operation, my wife had it done late Sept., she's still doing PT. Unfortunately, she is not active so the recovery is much longer that for somebody who has been active, such as cyclist.
11-30-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 568
Posted By Steve B.

Is why JB sucks. They want to upcharge you any...

Is why JB sucks. They want to upcharge you any way they can so deliberately make the baggage size small. Ship it or pay the surcharge.
11-29-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Steve B.

What, are you kidding me, you actually found a...

What, are you kidding me, you actually found a solution by looking in the manual ?, that rarely happens with Garmin.
11-29-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Steve B.

Ive used PI bibs for a while, the last stuff I...

Ive used PI bibs for a while, the last stuff I purchased just suck. They eliminated the edging along the shoulder straps which means they are impossible to get to lay flat. Last PI shorts I buy. ...
11-29-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Steve B.

Was treated for CLL in 2015, a 6 mos. regimen. ...

Was treated for CLL in 2015, a 6 mos. regimen. Its not a particularly onerous treatment as chemos go, but I was plagued with stomach/intestinal issues as well as fatigue. I was not riding during...
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Steve B.

I'm like John, I carry an InReach 2, never used...

I'm like John, I carry an InReach 2, never used it. Just for when I am outside of cell service.
11-28-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 988
Posted By Steve B.

Well, only purchase black bikes. "No honey,...

Well, only purchase black bikes. "No honey, thats not a new bike, thats my black bike", works everytime.

And FWIW

Black carbon road bike
Black aluminum gravel bike
Green lugged steel...
11-28-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, I came to the same conclusion and purchased...

Yes, I came to the same conclusion and purchased the regular 1040 on sale at my LBS last week. They let me apply a 20% off coupon, which they mostly never do for GPS electronics.
11-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Steve B.

I could see the usefulness of solar charging on a...

I could see the usefulness of solar charging on a long self supported tour. Adding 42 minutes or whatever for each hours means a lot less charging. Not useful enough to make me pay $150 extra...
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Steve B.

You mention a rear rack. Why not use a set a set...

You mention a rear rack. Why not use a set a set of actual panniers. Ortleib Back Rollers, or something similar, 20L each. It seems that you need carrying capacity and your options are either...
11-27-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Steve B.

I've had very good experiences with Costco,...

I've had very good experiences with Costco, they're audiologists were very good, they have decent prices and very good service.

If my union hearing aid plan re-imbursed me more than $500 a pair I...
11-26-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 320
Posted By Steve B.

Old school for sure. Back in the day they were...

Old school for sure. Back in the day they were know for superior ride quality as compared to clinchers, so much so that the Pro racers only rode on tubulars, of course the Pros were not fixing flats...
11-25-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Steve B.

Good deal Edge 1040

Western Bike Works

Edge 1040, non solar, $479.99, reduced from $600

https://www.westernbikeworks.com/cart/viewcart?ie=
11-23-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By Steve B.

On one stuck pedal set I was using the Park 15mm...

On one stuck pedal set I was using the Park 15mm tool that is also a headset wrench. As I would not put a cheater pipe over the end of that, I ended up buying a Park PW3 wrench that allowed a...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, threadless stems do make it much easier to...

Yes, threadless stems do make it much easier to swap bars, up to a point. With some flat bar designs you are using mt. bike shifters and brake levers, which may or not be compatible with road...
11-22-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 952
Posted By Steve B.

Prove it.

Prove it.
11-22-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 952
Posted By Steve B.

You should come and live in NYC. Every once in a...

You should come and live in NYC. Every once in a blue moon the NYPD "cracks down" on cyclists, usually after some transgression that hits the news. I knew a woman, a cycle commuter got 3 red light...
11-21-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,874
Posted By Steve B.

No, not sure and I do not know what NY law is. ...

No, not sure and I do not know what NY law is. It seems logical that a moving vehicle (in this case a bicycle) has right of way in the lane that it is traveling (in this case a designated bicycle...
11-21-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Steve B.

Either find a frame with a BSA bottom bracket or...

Either find a frame with a BSA bottom bracket or get the 105 group press fit b-bracket. I would find a different frame with BSA, itís a better b-bracket system
11-21-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,874
Posted By Steve B.

Unless she had a stop sign, there is no...

Unless she had a stop sign, there is no requirement for a cyclist to yield to a turning vehicle. Its all on the driver of the truck to be aware of cyclists in the designated cycling lane and to only...
11-20-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Steve B.

Unless you have the tools to get the crank off...

Unless you have the tools to get the crank off and the tools to tighten the bottom bracket, why not have the shop do it ??
Forum: Touring
11-20-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By Steve B.

Sounds like a bent derailer hanger. Is why I...

Sounds like a bent derailer hanger. Is why I learned to take off the R derailer when shipping.
11-20-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 788
Posted By Steve B.

At my age being curmudgeonly is expected.

At my age being curmudgeonly is expected.
11-20-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 788
Posted By Steve B.

Ive been driving for 50 years. I have noticed a...

Ive been driving for 50 years. I have noticed a deteriorating lack of driving skills as well as courtesy to fellow drivers in the past 15-20 years or so. Many fewer using turn signals, many more...
11-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Steve B.

It would have been useful if Shimano had built in...

It would have been useful if Shimano had built in greater compatibility between its assorted mt. bike groups and road groups in terms of allowing road shifters to work with mt. derailers, etc..... ...
11-20-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Steve B.

I think gravel bikes might be designed for less...

I think gravel bikes might be designed for less twitchy steering, so would endurance bikes. Maybe look at those primarily.
11-20-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, thats what is being discussed.

Yes, thats what is being discussed.
11-20-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By Steve B.

In use, I cannot think of any reason to have...

In use, I cannot think of any reason to have recorded activities from devices shared onto other devices. I think thats mostly a mind set of I have 1 cycling device that I move between bikes, thus...
11-20-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Steve B.

I generally just go to a frame that has the same...

I generally just go to a frame that has the same effective top tube as what I ride and am comfortable on currently. I have a carbon road bike and a Cannondale Topstone gravel, both have a 56 ETT. ...
11-20-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By Steve B.

That best Buy sale is really odd. The bundle,...

That best Buy sale is really odd. The bundle, which usually sells for about $100 more than the device, is actually $250 cheaper than the device on Best Buys, $350 vs. $600. I was hoping they had...
11-20-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By Steve B.

No, data generated on one Edge does not transfer...

No, data generated on one Edge does not transfer to another Edge. It only gets up to the Connect website, doesn't go back down to a different device.

Routes/courses you plan on Connect can be sent...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe clarify this. He wont lose data IF he has...

Maybe clarify this. He wont lose data IF he has the device BT connected to the mobile app and the mobile app has been saving the files on the Connect website. If none of that has happened, removing...
11-18-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Steve B.

Sounds like a square taper crank. Riding with it...

Sounds like a square taper crank. Riding with it loose just makes it worse. Its actually the crank that is shot, wear on the inside of the crank makes it loose. Usually caused by a loose bolt...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Steve B.

It automatically connects to the Connect website,...

It automatically connects to the Connect website, you will have to create an account then log in to that account from the Mobile app.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Steve B.

You can manually delete rides on the device. Are...

You can manually delete rides on the device. Are you connected to the Mobile App on a smartphone and to the Garmin Connect website ?. If not, do that and your history will upload to the web. Then...
11-18-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By Steve B.

I have intermittent cell service in my living...

I have intermittent cell service in my living room, a town of 40,000 in a county with millions.
11-18-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By Steve B.

I use whatever is in the box, I wrap from bar end...

I use whatever is in the box, I wrap from bar end up, cutting off a few excess inches. My drop bars are all 46mm width.
11-18-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By Steve B.

People go alone all the time, with no issues and...

People go alone all the time, with no issues and it doesn't take much exploring to be in a no cell area. I'm one of them and I realized the risk and got an InReach to help minimize that risk. The...
11-17-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By Steve B.

Inreach lets you pre-program a bunch of messages,...

Inreach lets you pre-program a bunch of messages, you can then pick from the list, "I am at todays expected destination, all is well". Etc.,,,, saves a lot of annoying typing on the small screen...
11-16-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By Steve B.

My solution to chronic thumb issues, due to years...

My solution to chronic thumb issues, due to years of work related injuries, and when I had a very difficult time using XT and SLX shifters, was to switch to electronic shifting. Expensive solution...
11-16-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,062
Posted By Steve B.

Laguardia had a limit from 1950's into the 80's...

Laguardia had a limit from 1950's into the 80's of no flights originating or departing to an airport more than 600 miles away. In the 80's that changed to 1500 miles. Limits what kind of plane...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,358
Posted By Steve B.

Tires are expensive. Do you really want to spend...

Tires are expensive. Do you really want to spend that money for 2 mm ?. I could see maybe going to 36 or something.
11-16-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By Steve B.

Not just the $14 or so monthly fee for the...

Not just the $14 or so monthly fee for the tracking and system service, Garmin also charges $35 per year for the account. You can suspend the $15 tracking service but they will hit you up for the...
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