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05-09-24, 11:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,371
Posted By mschwett

I ride mostly in San Francisco proper these days,...

I ride mostly in San Francisco proper these days, and I always ride with my varia. I use the overlay graphic on my cycling app, which shows a bar at the side of the screen in green, yellow or red...
05-09-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,371
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Very seldom will someone purchase a Garmin Varia...

Very seldom will someone purchase a Garmin Varia radar and not be extremely pleased with its performance and contribution to the riding experience. Even with a fairly old demographic that...
05-08-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,590
Views: 456,647
Posted By RB1-luvr

Buttons our feral, still won't stay in overnight,...

Buttons our feral, still won't stay in overnight, but he comes in a couple hours every day. When it rains, he naps on his chair or on me.
...
05-01-24, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By smd4

Same with a Cinelli. But I enjoy looking down at...

Same with a Cinelli. But I enjoy looking down at the decal that the frame never originally had, placed there by me, prominently near the downtube shifters, looking at the Italian colors that remind...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,274
Posted By Steamer

It's quite smooth. Almost smooth as good...

It's quite smooth. Almost smooth as good pavement. You can ride it comfortably and without incident on 25mm tires. So, I wouldn't categorize it as gravel either.
04-22-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By Polaris OBark

It uses the same bottom bracket. The rings and...

It uses the same bottom bracket. The rings and chain-line sits 2.5mm further outboard, which for a 135/142 mm rear hub is actually an improvement.

This does require about 3mm or more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-24, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ve done both and no doubt there is a lot more...

I’ve done both and no doubt there is a lot more climbing on the BRP, and lodging choices can be limited. However, I think there are a number of more interesting lodging choices on, or near the BRP,...
03-27-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,701
Posted By wheelreason

If I get a couple of different flavored cream...

If I get a couple of different flavored cream cheeses and some lox, I can't get out of the bagel shop for under $160, bakers dozen or not...
03-10-24, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Russ Roth

Not sure which shop you're buying the bike and...

Not sure which shop you're buying the bike and crank from but I can't imagine any of the ones I know would charge you for installing and adjusting the front derailleur, unless you're buying the crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-24, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,588
Posted By sced

I was being silly and don't know about non-Campy....

I was being silly and don't know about non-Campy. I suspect the most correct answer is ymmv.
02-09-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Like any other lithium battery ... All About...

Like any other lithium battery ...

All About AXS Batteries | SRAM (https://www.sram.com/en/life/stories/all-about-sram-axs-batteries)

... leaving them on the charger 24/7 is no good.
02-09-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By grumpus

It will self discharge from just sitting around,...

It will self discharge from just sitting around, but slowly. It's bad to keep lithium on charge full time unless it's a particularly smart charger that does a maintenance cycle. Batteries last...
01-31-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By McFlyRides

Yep, PITA. But that's what I ended up doing in...

Yep, PITA. But that's what I ended up doing in 2021 when I was in the market. I'm in a decent sized city but just not able to find anything local that worked. I bought and returned several pairs...
01-16-24, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By mstateglfr

OK, again, I guessed wrong in STA and posted...

OK, again, I guessed wrong in STA and posted comments based on that wrong guess.
I agree that moving the seatpost to adjust only for effective sitting reach is a bad idea. Saddle position should be...
Forum: Touring
01-12-24, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,864
Posted By mev

I spent six month this year bicycling through the...

I spent six month this year bicycling through the US. I was visiting state capitols including visiting many of the states you will cross.

A few different thoughts
1. Routing. I would treat this...
Forum: Touring
01-11-24, 11:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,864
Posted By Doug64

The ride from Cleveland to Boston was part of the...

The ride from Cleveland to Boston was part of the route my wife and I took across the U.S. Our goal was to ride U.S. Highway 20, the longest contiguous highway across the country, from Newport,...
12-04-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,898
Posted By Alan K

Well, I hate to inform you, you are living a very...

Well, I hate to inform you, you are living a very sheltered life in NY. You should get out more… try parts of Asia, for example. 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,727
Posted By PeteHski

I actually prefer having 2 swappable batteries...

I actually prefer having 2 swappable batteries for redundancy and off-bike charging. Battery life is plenty long enough for me not to care really. It's not a deal breaker for me, but I do prefer...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,340
Posted By tempocyclist

It's airline-dependant. According to the airline...

It's airline-dependant. According to the airline I am flying with, I can have an in-equipment Lithium-Ion battery of up to 160Wh as checked baggage. Spares must be in carry on luggage. The Di2...
11-08-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By Kontact

Plug it into etube on your computer. If that...

Plug it into etube on your computer. If that doesn't work, take it to a shop with the shop version of the program and cables and have them run the diagnostic.
08-31-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By maddog34

bullmoose bars have an incorporated stem... the...

bullmoose bars have an incorporated stem... the stem can't be swapped.

proper SLEEVES should be available to adapt a 22mm stem(Bullmoose, just measured one.) to a 25.1 to 25.4mm ID fork.
...
08-27-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,388
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe it was a tad harsher than needed. The Di2...

Maybe it was a tad harsher than needed. The Di2 stuff is great but feeling generally works pretty decently.
08-02-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,219
Posted By sloar

eyelets on the stays are on the inside of the...

eyelets on the stays are on the inside of the tubes. My Tubus front rack clamps to the forks. I’m good on racks and bags.
Forum: Touring
08-01-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,344
Posted By Eric F

Understood. My comment was related to looking...

Understood. My comment was related to looking "old". Granted I'm not speaking from experience, but seems pretty clear that practical/functional considerations are a much higher priority than...
07-27-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By urbanknight

I have seen shoes that you would have to destroy...

I have seen shoes that you would have to destroy in order to get the plate in or out. That was over 20 years ago though, so maybe manufacturers stopped doing that, but who knows with all the...
07-16-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,446
Posted By maddog34

better handling and AVAILABILITY. Like i staed...

better handling and AVAILABILITY. Like i staed earlier, the Original "MTB" aluminum rims were re-rolled Road bike one-offs.. i saw one a couple years ago.. tried explaining just how rare and precious...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By Eric F

I don't. I buy random brand 16g threaded...

I don't. I buy random brand 16g threaded cartridges off Amazon. The ones I bought in November are currently $16 for a box of 10, which seems to be a fairly common price-point.
07-07-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By force10

I will take a look. As it turns out, Garmin got...

I will take a look. As it turns out, Garmin got a replacement to me in under 24 hours (!), and I just needed to record yesterdays workout on the rwgps app, which I used since I already had it and...
04-27-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By Wiggle

Can confirm EE2 will control music. Just tested...

Can confirm EE2 will control music. Just tested and it worked fine.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-31-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,717
Posted By indyfabz

It doesn’t use the ferry. It was a way to cross...

It doesn’t use the ferry. It was a way to cross the Potomac to access that C&O from VA.
03-14-23, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,185
Posted By indyfabz

I was told by a TSA agent that a stove with burn...

I was told by a TSA agent that a stove with burn residue will be confiscated. My stoves are $$$, I ship them in my bike box.
03-04-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, don't ask me how or why, but the reset...

Well, don't ask me how or why, but the reset procedure seemed to work. He used the same USB cable (which was a genuine Garmin) and the computer 'saw' the Edge right away. He was able to load the...
03-03-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By njkayaker

It works. It can be bit fussy and kind of slow....

It works. It can be bit fussy and kind of slow. But it can be useful. It doesn't use the phone/app (it's a true device-to-device transfer).

The 1040 doesn't support it.
03-03-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By njkayaker

The "export original" is the FIT option. I...

The "export original" is the FIT option.

I see that for my own activities but not for other people's (old?) activities....
02-24-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,351
Posted By Koyote

I'll throw this out there, in case it helps the...

I'll throw this out there, in case it helps the OP or anyone else.

I've had the Wahoo Roam, Bolt v.2, Garmin 530, and now Garmin 1040.

Wahoo computers are dead easy to configure and use, and...
02-05-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,473
Posted By NoWhammies

Just to close the circle on this a little bit. I...

Just to close the circle on this a little bit. I spoke with Garmin customer service and they offered to replace my watch. I took them up on the offer. Comments in the threads have indicated that a...
01-19-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ironhorse2022

Just fyi, the entire procedure (disconnect and...

Just fyi, the entire procedure (disconnect and reconnect BT) took about 5 min. I refreshed the maps via usb cable which took about 45 min. Still working properly 😁
01-19-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,693
Posted By njkayaker

The 1030 took 45 minutes (not "hours").

The 1030 took 45 minutes (not "hours").
01-18-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By Ironhorse2022

Well, to wrap up this thread, I followed Steve’s...

Well, to wrap up this thread, I followed Steve’s procedure ( thanks again) and all is working properly. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
01-16-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By pdlamb

I like the old standard bike speedometers in part...

I like the old standard bike speedometers in part because I don't have to remember to charge the battery. And a wired cyclocomputer has half as many to change as wireless.
11-30-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By pdlamb

No kidding. Last time I looked at one all I...

No kidding. Last time I looked at one all I learned is I shouldn't charge it in the shower. :)
Forum: Northeast
11-18-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 316,178
Posted By kaos joe

First off-road miles of the season! Bethpage...

First off-road miles of the season! Bethpage trails in fine shape, but looks like they are setting up for a major XC running even,t so tomorrow might not be the day to ride that area. And, a SteveB...
Forum: Touring
11-14-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By tcs

Oh, yeah. My 1982 Santana tandem was designed...

Oh, yeah. My 1982 Santana tandem was designed for 27x1 1/4 tires. There was no concept that one would fit anything larger. I converted it to 700C, but still couldn't mount anything larger than a...
11-07-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By Seattle Forrest

To clarify. REI does a "20% off one item" sale a...

To clarify. REI does a "20% off one item" sale a few times a year, but GPS is excluded. You can use that discount on other Garmin products like a chest strap or power meter pedals, but not on an...
10-06-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By gobicycling

There is an excellent Facebook support group...

There is an excellent Facebook support group sponsored by the facial pain association. Admittedly, most of the folks there are those who have not yet found any solutions, but there is some great...
09-23-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,585
Posted By rumrunn6

past cpl of years been using a vest w/o the...

past cpl of years been using a vest w/o the sleeves as a wind break over other vented layers...
08-30-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By willydstyle

As you can see in the picture I just folded it up...

As you can see in the picture I just folded it up and strapped it to the rack of my second folding bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By maadfw

Thanks guys for all your suggestions. The LBS...

Thanks guys for all your suggestions. The LBS went out of their way to fix this issue. They first updated the firmware to the latest version and also found that the chainring wasn't fully tight and...
08-13-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Jedneck

Bikin green makes 46/30 chain rings. Thats the...

Bikin green makes 46/30 chain rings. Thats the rout i went on my gravel bike. ...
08-07-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By cyccommute

Use a saddle washer...

Use a saddle washer (https://www.jetpress.com/component-and-fastener-products/saddle-washers) instead of flat washers. It makes for a flatter, better mount.
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