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02-02-23, 07:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,239
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=rsbob;22788002]Many say the prefer...

[QUOTE=rsbob;22788002]Many say the prefer electronic but no one has stated WHY. WHY is it so much better?

Is the difference so dramatic like going from a manual transmission in a car to an...
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Steve B.

I'm watching a YT channel of a couple riding one...

I'm watching a YT channel of a couple riding one of the Euro Velo Routes, this one follows the Loire Valley, from central France, then north and west to the Atlantic. Almost completely flat and on...
01-28-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Steve B.

Winter boots are indeed a luxury, but you hit a...

Winter boots are indeed a luxury, but you hit a point of being tired of adding special socks, plus neoprene, plus shoe covers, etc.... all my riding in winter is mt. bike mostly and its often 15-20...
01-27-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Steve B.

Those look like the 702's, I've the older model...

Those look like the 702's, I've the older model 701, I dont get them wet, but they do keep my feet warm down to 25F or so. They fit better than the Lakes I used.
01-21-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Steve B.

Keep the gravel, put 28's or so on the endurance...

Keep the gravel, put 28's or so on the endurance and use it as your primary road. If the wheels swap between the endurance and gravel, take the gravel on vacation with the extra wheels with narrower...
01-18-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By Steve B.

Are you 5'4" or 6'0" ?. Thats the range I would...

Are you 5'4" or 6'0" ?. Thats the range I would expect those frame sizes to fit.

Bunch of stuff here

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=5509
01-18-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By Steve B.

Go carbon ?

Go carbon ?
01-16-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Steve B.

1. Do you know if this is a hardware or software...

1. Do you know if this is a hardware or software issue ?

No clue, likely software.

2. You mentioned “used to have to do this monthly”. What did you do to avoid this nightmare ?

I noticed...
01-16-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By Steve B.

Does the watch have a barometric sensor ?. Make...

Does the watch have a barometric sensor ?. Make sure the port isnt clogged amd otherwise see if theres a configuration for the altitude.

In general, elevation determined by GPS alone is widely...
01-16-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By Steve B.

This looks interesting. Advantage to a GPS...

This looks interesting. Advantage to a GPS tracker is a bit easier not needing to mount the wheel sensor, and replace that battery on occasion.
...
01-16-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 563
Posted By Steve B.

Tire Pressure Calculator – Rene Herse Cycles...

Tire Pressure Calculator – Rene Herse Cycles (https://www.renehersecycles.com/tire-pressure-calculator/)
01-15-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,528
Posted By Steve B.

Crappy photo, but this guy we call Goofball has...

Crappy photo, but this guy we call Goofball has actually claimed as his own, a cat bed that goes back 2 generations of cats. Most of my critters have shunned using it, possibly scent of others, not...
01-14-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Steve B.

You don't. You tend to ride slowly amongst...

You don't. You tend to ride slowly amongst thousands of folks who have poor to mediocre cycling skills. You go slow. If you are not at the front of the masses at the start, you find yourself...
01-13-23, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Steve B.

The right e-tube connector does not look like its...

The right e-tube connector does not look like its seated.
01-09-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Posted By Steve B.

It's a reasonably reliable unit. Only issue I get...

It's a reasonably reliable unit. Only issue I get on occasion is failure to power down even after I power down. My unit has gone to 1% battery this way. I never had tracking issue, navigation issues...
01-07-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,851
Posted By Steve B.

I added a 2nd wheelset, Conti Grand Prix 4 Season...

I added a 2nd wheelset, Conti Grand Prix 4 Season tires in a 28mm, which are actually 32mm on a wide rim. I switched to a 12-25 cassette, better for an area with few hills. Instant road bike, I use...
01-07-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Steve B.

A gravel bike would be a good bike for NYC...

A gravel bike would be a good bike for NYC riding. You could put on some wide, 36-43mm street tires, it would make for a really comfortable ride and would not feel too slow. Cannondale Topstone 3...
01-07-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,693
Posted By Steve B.

Flyxii road carbon, purchased and built about 5...

Flyxii road carbon, purchased and built about 5 years ago, so about 7,000 miles on it. Paid $358 shipped, which took less then a week.

It's not a light frame, I think in the 1500+ gram range with...
01-06-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By Steve B.

Peel back the bar tape and check the connections...

Peel back the bar tape and check the connections at the shifters. Best to have the Shimano install tool to snap the connections in place if they came out. A good installer will leave a 180 deg....
01-05-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Steve B.

My Epic Evo came with a SRAM 12 spd. 11-50 rear...

My Epic Evo came with a SRAM 12 spd. 11-50 rear system. I added an Eagle AXS system. I also have a Chisel HT with XT Di2, 11 spd. 10-46. There is little difference between the 2 and I really don't...
01-04-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 829
Posted By Steve B.

Well, some saddles suck, but easy to change, so...

Well, some saddles suck, but easy to change, so no, every bike has been in my fit range.

I've had bikes that I hated riding, but not for a while. A Lemond Victorie titanium had a flexy...
01-02-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Steve B.

First thing I did was 2nd wheelset with 28mm road...

First thing I did was 2nd wheelset with 28mm road tires and a cassette for my flat terrain (12-25). This gave me a 2nd road bike that I can swap wheels on for gravel/dirt use.
01-02-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 337
Posted By Steve B.

Been a while, but I think this is correct. I...

Been a while, but I think this is correct. I recall while using the e-tube software, the ability to define to what cog the system will shift. Thats how you set the Synchro move, but you need to...
12-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,848
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe solid tires just suck ?. Best option is...

Maybe solid tires just suck ?. Best option is new tubeless wheels and tires, you could likely run 70-80 psi and be super comfortable.

If not just get some tubed clinchers in a 28-32 and run...
12-28-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Steve B.

Hard Tails seem to be easier to install a frame...

Hard Tails seem to be easier to install a frame bag, so I would likely use my Chisel HT instead of my Epic FS.
12-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,528
Posted By Steve B.

Cats that are trusting of their environment and...

Cats that are trusting of their environment and happy sleep on their backs. This is an example,
12-24-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Steve B.

I once did road rides at 25. I was good for...

I once did road rides at 25. I was good for maybe 45 min. Then as I got older I found my comfort threshold on the road is 35 deg., but 15-20 on a mt. bike where theres no wind. Today was a no-go...
12-24-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Steve B.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,659
Posted By Steve B.

No maintenance. You can in theory, regularly...

No maintenance. You can in theory, regularly check for system updates and install them. I've an Ultegra Di2 as well as XT Di2, I've never done system updates. My attitude is they work perfectly so...
12-23-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,541
Posted By Steve B.

You are blaming a whole style of bike on your...

You are blaming a whole style of bike on your particular likes about fit on a bike. It's possible to change bars and stems to find a great fitting position on a drop bar bike, obvious as millions buy...
Forum: Touring
12-20-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,524
Posted By Steve B.

Longer chainstays as well lengthen the wheelbase,...

Longer chainstays as well lengthen the wheelbase, slows handling, which is a useful feature on a loaded touring bike.
Forum: Southwest
12-19-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Steve B.

Stay south in each state. The higher elevations...

Stay south in each state. The higher elevations in either state brings much colder temps and chance for snow. As well there are so many dirt/gravel roads both places its impossible to recommend...
Forum: Touring
12-16-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,524
Posted By Steve B.

If you are touring off-road exclusively, I could...

If you are touring off-road exclusively, I could understand adding front suspension. If you are on pavement mostly, the added weight is stupid to carry, is why few touring cyclists want a suspension...
12-15-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,206
Posted By Steve B.

I've used 3 different Shimano shoes, 2 as SPD,...

I've used 3 different Shimano shoes, 2 as SPD, one a road shoe. all in the length I need for light socks and as wides. All were constantly a good fit, Thus I feel confident ordering a Shimano shoe...
12-14-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Steve B.

Agree. I think my problem is I don't want to be...

Agree. I think my problem is I don't want to be in a situation where I am holding up traffic by taking the lane when I have a perfectly adequate shoulder, assuming the shoulder is wide enough, free...
12-14-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Steve B.

Not using a decent and wide shoulder when one is...

Not using a decent and wide shoulder when one is available is just plain stupid. Its asking for a confrontation with a motorist. Most cyclists understand this and motorists as well.
12-14-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Steve B.

This is puzzling to me. I understand that a...

This is puzzling to me. I understand that a cyclist has legal right to use a lane of traffic and I will do so when it's necessary. But I always use a shoulder if there is a safe shoulder to ride on...
12-14-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,598
Posted By Steve B.

Cats love paper bags. They love making noise ...

Cats love paper bags. They love making noise

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12-13-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, that makes sense now.

Yes, that makes sense now.
12-13-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By Steve B.

My problem is my one and only air compressor is a...

My problem is my one and only air compressor is a big and heavy 17+ gallon Lowes model that I leave in my shed as I only use it to blow out the in-ground sprinkler system. Its a beast to move in or...
12-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By Steve B.

I dont bother with my air compressor. Makes too...

I dont bother with my air compressor. Makes too much noise when its adding air into the tank and it needs to run periodically to stay at pressure. Easier to just use a floor pump.
12-11-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,046
Posted By Steve B.

Agree, being too far onto a shoulder increases...

Agree, being too far onto a shoulder increases the likelihood of getting hit by a car turning right. I often completely take a lane when I see a place where cars will pass and try to right hook me. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By Steve B.

Stealth commuters. We have a very large...

Stealth commuters.

We have a very large immigrant population in my neck of the woods, hard working people, many have to be at work very early, so they are often riding when it's dark out, many...
12-09-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Steve B.

Yeah, I'd check on who actually owns the...

Yeah, I'd check on who actually owns the property. A local hiking club installed similar signs on a local trail that is state park, stating "no bikes". I know thats not official state policy so I...
12-06-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By Steve B.

Cyclist is not crowding the white line, if that...

Cyclist is not crowding the white line, if that is what you mean, he's in an appropriate location.

No way to know if the cyclist is using a mirror. Could be a mirror on bar end left side, we can't...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,745
Posted By Steve B.

Tarp camping in winter sucks. You are exposed to...

Tarp camping in winter sucks. You are exposed to the wind and get no benefit of heat trapped inside an enclosed tent. That's an experience thing about winter camping that maybe is best discovered...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,745
Posted By Steve B.

You might not need studded tires, the roads...

You might not need studded tires, the roads chosen might be plowed on a regular basis. You wont have good shoulders, so taking the lane is a problem. Not a hugley populated region, so maybe not an...
12-04-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By Steve B.

A classic example of how being fit significantly...

A classic example of how being fit significantly shortens the amount of time to get mobility back. My wife, being overweight and never exercising (not being critical, I love her dearly, just stating...
12-03-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By Steve B.

I never notice the SPD mechanism.

I never notice the SPD mechanism.
12-03-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By Steve B.

I have these Shimano pedals on my tourer, dual...

I have these Shimano pedals on my tourer, dual sided SPD with a platform on both sides for regular shoes. I believe Shimano has discontinued them, maybe Amazon has them,
...
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