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08-19-22, 08:10 AM
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Posted By njkayaker

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08-18-22, 05:05 PM
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Posted By njkayaker

Sometimes, the closure is exactly at the spot...

Sometimes, the closure is exactly at the spot that is closed.

It depends on the closure.

In some cases, you can see the reason for the closure and even see the official pedestrian access.

If...
08-18-22, 04:54 PM
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Views: 209
Posted By njkayaker

Overly melodramatic. There are many cases where...

Overly melodramatic. There are many cases where it's fine to do (even set up to allow it).


There is a wide range of possibilities between an open road and flaming death.

It's not likely that...
08-18-22, 01:44 PM
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Views: 209
Posted By njkayaker

There is some standard reporting for...

There is some standard reporting for detours/construction. Using something like Google maps is going to be your only option for this sort of information. But it's not going to be perfect. Especially...
08-18-22, 01:35 PM
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Views: 209
Posted By njkayaker

This works because there is an always-on...

This works because there is an always-on high-speed data connection between users on the roads and Google's (or Apple's) centralized servers (computers). There were some GPS units that could receive...
08-18-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 209
Posted By njkayaker

The Garmins do this in some way. This site...

The Garmins do this in some way.

This site provides examples of different ways of doing that.

https://garmin.bbbike.org/
08-18-22, 12:17 PM
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Posted By njkayaker

GPS only provides location. The cycling computer...

GPS only provides location. The cycling computer has all the map information and displays the location it gets from GPS on the map.

Maps don't get updated quickly and changes in the primary...
08-18-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By njkayaker

There are a few examples of this failure on eBay....

There are a few examples of this failure on eBay. But who knows how common it is (there doesn't seem to be any indication that it's common). Things break (more if they are old).
08-17-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

What exactly are you contributing here? Oh,...

What exactly are you contributing here? Oh, that's right: not a damn thing.[/QUOTE]
:rolleyes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU
08-17-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

What exactly are you contributing here? Oh,...

What exactly are you contributing here? Oh, that's right: not a damn thing.[/QUOTE]

Your knickers are in a twist because somebody asked why.
08-17-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

What exactly are you contributing here? Oh,...

What exactly are you contributing here? Oh, that's right: not a damn thing.[/QUOTE]
Deranged. How is asking why "demanding" anything?

If anybody "demanded" here that you jump off a bridge, what...
08-16-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By njkayaker

That's not an issue I've ever seen before. Who...

That's not an issue I've ever seen before. Who knows if the owner did something. And, it's not like other companies are perfect.
08-16-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By njkayaker

They should work. If you get the exact model...

They should work. If you get the exact model numbers, you could get better info. You can also get a better cadence/speed combo for $70 (maybe cheaper) that don't use the fussy magnets.
08-16-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

Your lack of originality is compensated for by...

Your lack of originality is compensated for by your outsized sense of entitlement.[/QUOTE]
What exactly are you contributing here? Oh, that's right: not a damn thing.[/QUOTE]
:rolleyes:
...
08-16-22, 02:36 PM
08-16-22, 02:34 PM
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Posted By njkayaker

Some people choose to cycle or walk because it's...

Some people choose to cycle or walk because it's cheap and simple. Now, you want to make it more expensive and more complicated.

And, the "transponder" idea requires boiling the ocean...
08-16-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: Breaking news: Overly sensitive person...

:rolleyes: Breaking news: Overly sensitive person on the internet insults people.

It's common in my profession for people to ask for a particular solution when something else would work better for...
08-16-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

But it really didn't do that in a useful way. ...

But it really didn't do that in a useful way.

Ut was just more-or-less what the OP appeared to have already done. It also included actual bells (which the OP wasn't interested in).

There was no...
08-16-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

For such a weird question, I think the OP should...

For such a weird question, I think the OP should really explain why (rather than pandering to it).

Rolla managed to find something (the video) that sort of supports the idea it sort-of sounds like...
08-16-22, 01:06 PM
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Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

Why?

Why?
08-16-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

One question in the first result says: ...

One question in the first result says:



It's not clear that they mean it sounds like a bell. Sounding like a "micro car" suggests something not bell like.
08-16-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

I doubt any of the electronic ones sound like a...

I doubt any of the electronic ones sound like a bell. So, you are providing information the OP was expressly not interested in.
08-16-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 307
Posted By njkayaker

Through this (it seems): ...

Through this (it seems):

https://ridewithgps.com/help/garmin-courses
08-16-22, 12:25 PM
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Views: 307
Posted By njkayaker

This syncing is done through Garmin Connect....

This syncing is done through Garmin Connect. "Random" phone apps (like RWGPS) can't do this. Garmin is special.

RWGPS -> Garmin Connect Website -> Edge syncing system.

It doesn't really have...
08-16-22, 12:22 PM
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Views: 83
Posted By njkayaker

Spend some time figuring out what you want in a...

Spend some time figuring out what you want in a computer and how much you want to spend. The sensors are not that expensive, which means you might not want that to drive the computer you choose.
08-16-22, 12:14 PM
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Views: 83
Posted By njkayaker

Any Garmin Edge model will work. The sensors...

Any Garmin Edge model will work.

The sensors use ANT+, which means they will work with any computer that supports ANT+. Not just Garmin makes these (Wahoo is one company).

The sensors are...
08-15-22, 04:22 PM
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Views: 307
Posted By njkayaker

Using RWGPS and downloading routes from isn't...

Using RWGPS and downloading routes from isn't complicated, Many, many thousands of people do it. RWGPS is popular enough that it's fairly likely that one will come across routes from there. It's...
08-15-22, 01:53 PM
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Views: 307
Posted By njkayaker

"app" is ambiguous. The newer Garmins let...

"app" is ambiguous.

The newer Garmins let you download apps like smartphones (these are "IQ apps").

RWGPS has a smartphone app and an IQ app.

You don't need the RWGPS smartphone app. It...
08-15-22, 01:46 PM
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Views: 307
Posted By njkayaker

People with Edges almost-always just record using...

People with Edges almost-always just record using the Edge (the vast majority of them don't have two devices to complicate their lives).

NOTE: Seattle Forrest's comment about the better GPS in the...
08-15-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

The OP thinks what lots of other people ride is...

The OP thinks what lots of other people ride is some kind of "wrong" without having any idea why they ride what they ride.

The OP is free to ride what he wants, obviously.

Internet discussions...
08-12-22, 05:41 PM
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Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

People are free to do whatever they want. Even if...

People are free to do whatever they want. Even if it's a bad idea. Even if people on the internet say it's a bad idea.

The problem with this thread, anyway, was the OP thinking his reason made...
08-12-22, 03:16 PM
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Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

Kind of misleading. ...

Kind of misleading.

https://www.ninerbikes.com/



It's not a "full sus" mountain bike (those are on another page on Niner's website).

Anyway, the "full sus" to make harder gravel easier ....
08-12-22, 03:12 PM
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Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

There was another recent thread that had the same...

There was another recent thread that had the same sort of "look at all the people with expensive bikes that I'm passing/more-comfortable on my cheap/old bike" that the mods deleted.

("Ironic" was...
08-12-22, 01:58 PM
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Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

You would have been better off not being "ironic"...

You would have been better off not being "ironic" in your original post. It's yet another example of a style of new/inexperienced people waltzing-in being completely-puzzled by standard/normal things...
08-12-22, 01:39 PM
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Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

Again, an overly-vast majority of road riders on...

Again, an overly-vast majority of road riders on "expensive" bikes don't use such devices. That is some indication that such devices aren't really necessary.

Keep in mind that I don't care whether...
08-12-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

Whoosh! Who thinks this? You are...

Whoosh!


Who thinks this?


You are compensating for your poor technique.


More like 19.99 $. The comfort is worth it. :thumb:[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
08-12-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

You keep suggesting that the only thing that...

You keep suggesting that the only thing that matters is to be able to "steamroll" over speedbumps and potholes.

Every choice requires a compromise (a trade-off of different capabilities).

Here...
08-12-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

This still might not be true. He might be seeing...

This still might not be true. He might be seeing them when you aren't and one can ride in a way that sets you up for ones that one doesn't see.[/QUOTE]
Uh? The comparison wouldn't make sense...
08-12-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By njkayaker

You mean the rear wheel rubs against one of the...

You mean the rear wheel rubs against one of the break arms.

It's not clear what your problem is.

The brake swings on a pivot above the wheel. This is "loose" enough so that when you squeeze on...
08-12-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By njkayaker

How would that affect the brakes? He says the...

How would that affect the brakes?
He says the chain skips when he puts the wheel in to remove the brake rubbing problem.
08-12-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By njkayaker

The touch screens on the Garmins isn't really a...

The touch screens on the Garmins isn't really a problem. Some people like buttons.
08-12-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

[/QUOTE] So, you are aware of a reason but...

[/QUOTE]
So, you are aware of a reason but "wonder how they do it".


This still might not be true. He might be seeing them when you aren't and one can ride in a way that sets you up for ones...
08-12-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By njkayaker

They are extending the product lines to capture...

They are extending the product lines to capture different markets.

The Epix has a great screen but not great battery life.
The Enduro has great battery life but (apparently) might be a bit slow....
08-12-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

Still, no. What you said doesn't make sense. You...

Still, no. What you said doesn't make sense. You have no idea how comfortable he is (or all of the millions of other road riders using rigid bikes).

The suspension on rigid bikes is mostly the...
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By njkayaker

(Easy enough to check.) Maps.me has been...

(Easy enough to check.) Maps.me has been available for iPhones for a very long time.

The developer of maps.me sold it to a commercial concern and has a new app: "Organic maps".
08-12-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

Can't ride rigid bikes anymore. [/QUOTE] ??? ...

Can't ride rigid bikes anymore.
[/QUOTE]
???

You are saying you "can't ride a rigid road bike (with a sprung saddle) anymore" to people who have no problems riding rigid road bikes (without...
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Views: 333
Posted By njkayaker

If it works for you, your approach is fine....

If it works for you, your approach is fine. Basically, the two approaches (using a phone or using a dedicated device) are the same (both are computers with maps and a GPS).

Having a dedicated...
08-12-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,549
Posted By njkayaker

Mountain bikers are unweighting (getting off the...

Mountain bikers are unweighting (getting off the seat) all the time. His problem was that he didn't ride the road bike like his mountain bike.
08-12-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By njkayaker

When you get the bill for the diagnosing effort,...

When you get the bill for the diagnosing effort, you are going to wish you just bought a sensor!

Nothing is going to be perfect.

The 520+ doesn't (as far as can tell) have a general problem...
08-12-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By njkayaker

You sure do have lots of sensors! You should...

You sure do have lots of sensors!

You should simplify stuff and get a magnetless wheel sensor (and not use all the others, except for the cadence one).

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You have 4 combo...
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