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08-11-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Badger6

At the risk of raising the ire of people who get...

At the risk of raising the ire of people who get paid to fix bikes and are experts…I use anti-seize on basically anything that is threaded where the threads are not exposed. Anti-seize is grease with...
08-11-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,166
Posted By Badger6

Good find! Yeah, I believe the OPs problem was...

Good find! Yeah, I believe the OPs problem was exactly as Sauce described, someone prised the adjustment knob off, thus popping the circlip out, and then it went missing. Regardless, since it is not...
08-10-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 403
Posted By Badger6

TBF, cxwrench my 30 minute estimate was both...

TBF, cxwrench my 30 minute estimate was both ends. Chuckles1 follow that general instruction, it'll get it done every time.
08-09-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 403
Posted By Badger6

Intervals. Sudden loss of braking is quite rare,...

Intervals. Sudden loss of braking is quite rare, but catastrophic when it happens. I realize that brakes only slow you down...but, the thing is, most experienced riders slow only when they need to...
08-09-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Badger6

#1, get something that is glass. I've been...

#1, get something that is glass. I've been putting these types on my teenagers iPhones and iPads for several years and while I have had to replace numerous screen protectors, they've yet to scratch...
07-29-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

Nope, you got it. The x30 series Edge computers...

Nope, you got it. The x30 series Edge computers gave you the option to allow auto recalculation, or prompted recalculation…in theory I weld tell my 1030 to not recalc, but at some point it would just...
07-29-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

With the 1040 this is much simpler now. When you...

With the 1040 this is much simpler now. When you deviate from a course, it will give the option to pause or recalculate. If you pause navigation, it won't do anything until you rejoin the course and...
07-27-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 690
Posted By Badger6

You will need to use a map installer to install a...

You will need to use a map installer to install a GMAP format map that BaseCamp can read. Garmin has a separate map installer program that you will need to do this. I am not sure if BBBike offers...
07-26-22, 07:46 AM
07-26-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

Which is the same for the 1040. See my post above...

Which is the same for the 1040. See my post above about the navigation behaviors when “leaving” a route.
07-26-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

I don’t imagine it is any different on the 1030+...

I don’t imagine it is any different on the 1030+ from the 1030, and what you’re describing is exactly how the 1040 has worked (which is exactly as the 1030), with one HUGE exception. I’ll explain the...
07-25-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 690
Posted By Badger6

Okay

Okay
07-25-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

My 1030 definitely would ONLY offer to route to...

My 1030 definitely would ONLY offer to route to the start. No idea on the 1030+ never used one. Are you saying that the 1030+ offers the option to navigate to a point that interests the course, vice...
07-25-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 690
Posted By Badger6

I know it wasn’t an (or the) OSM site, and by...

I know it wasn’t an (or the) OSM site, and by context no one including me said it was. That exists at https://www.openstreetmap.org/. It was a site that took advantage of the OSM data. Any...
07-25-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

Yes. It is virtually instant. This is because the...

Yes. It is virtually instant. This is because the device appears to start showing you the track as soon as it has a few hundred meters calculated, while it finishes the rest in the background.
07-25-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 690
Posted By Badger6

The OSM site hasn’t been functional for a couple...

The OSM site hasn’t been functional for a couple of years now. Another option is https://www.openfietsmap.nl/home. The site owner updates the BENELUX almost weekly, and Europe every few months…the...
07-16-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 826
Posted By Badger6

As long as everything is working order.

As long as everything is working order.
07-15-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Badger6

Stage 12 was amazing. I’m still in awe of Tom...

Stage 12 was amazing. I’m still in awe of Tom Pidcock's assault up Alp d’Huez. Can’t wait for today.
07-14-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,812
Posted By Badger6

In fact, 30mm tubeless seem to work best…don't...

In fact, 30mm tubeless seem to work best…don't ask me, just look at the pro teams and who’s on the podium recently.
07-13-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Badger6

I was curious, so I did a little more looking....

I was curious, so I did a little more looking. The bike is originally QR (and based on your post, I assume you have not converted it to TA). That will present some challenges for buying new wheels,...
07-12-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,032
Posted By Badger6

Hmmm. I'm not “fast"...

Hmmm. I'm not “fast"...
07-12-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,032
Posted By Badger6

I ride with another American in the local cycling...

I ride with another American in the local cycling club in my village here…most of them are 40+ former footballers with wrecked knees, but with a lot of money to blow on serious kit and serious bikes....
07-12-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,812
Posted By Badger6

Honestly, we don’t even need this thread…just...

Honestly, we don’t even need this thread…just peruse the forums here, and there’s no shortage of gems.
07-12-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,401
Posted By Badger6

Well, if it had a Roval wheelset on it, it had DT...

Well, if it had a Roval wheelset on it, it had DT Swiss internals. If it had the 180 or 240 internals, there is no pawl mechanism. Just two ratchets, one sprung so it can “freewheel", and the free...
07-12-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Badger6

Don't assume they are better than a big box store...

Don't assume they are better than a big box store rim.

The line between 29er and 700c rims is pretty fuzzy, especially in the gravel segment. Pay attention the internal width of the rim and make...
07-12-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,321
Posted By Badger6

The supply chains would need to be significantly...

The supply chains would need to be significantly improved for this to happen. Regardless, it seems possible that we could see a trend toward SOME choices, but not a fully customizable bike.
07-12-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,321
Posted By Badger6

Same for me...regardless of where in the world...

Same for me...regardless of where in the world I've bene riding. Sure 52-36 chainsets in the Alps/Pyrenees is nuts, but plenty of 50-34.
07-12-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,401
Posted By Badger6

Kinda makes the joke pointless when the audience...

Kinda makes the joke pointless when the audience doesn't get it.
07-12-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,401
Posted By Badger6

I'd just use the lube the manufacturer...

I'd just use the lube the manufacturer recommends. It'll work a lot better.
07-12-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,401
Posted By Badger6

Sarcasm and snark seem to miss with you.

Sarcasm and snark seem to miss with you.
07-11-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,401
Posted By Badger6

There are two theories. 1) The loud hubs...

There are two theories.

1) The loud hubs help raise awareness of your presence and thus are safer than the ultra-quiet hubs, letting pedestrians, motorists and scooter riders know of your...
07-10-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Badger6

I just tighten them. That’s been my approach for...

I just tighten them. That’s been my approach for many years. I’ve never had a bolt back off, or loosen. And, I’m pretty confident that I never will. Also, the bolts are big enough that you’d need a...
07-07-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Badger6

The (Shimano) Pro Discover Carbon 20 ticks all...

The (Shimano) Pro Discover Carbon 20 ticks all the boxes, thought the bar top is round...but, it is a beefy round top which has worked quite well for me on gravel and road. Drop is 105mm, reach is...
07-06-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,887
Posted By Badger6

No. Lack of a resale market makes this a loser...

No. Lack of a resale market makes this a loser for the bike companies.
07-06-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,825
Posted By Badger6

You, sir, may actually be Inspector Clouseau…or...

You, sir, may actually be Inspector Clouseau…or is it Clueso. :roflmao2:
07-06-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,967
Posted By Badger6

I wouldn’t put 300 on 42s, to be honest.

I wouldn’t put 300 on 42s, to be honest.
07-06-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,967
Posted By Badger6

Or don’t be a troll, you and I can hang out, have...

Or don’t be a troll, you and I can hang out, have a few beers and we can fix our bikes. Or just grab a lemonade and watch YouTube. Wrenching on bikes is easy if you’re able to basically tell the...
07-06-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,967
Posted By Badger6

Back when I ran tubes, I was pretty good at never...

Back when I ran tubes, I was pretty good at never pinching one between the tyre and rim. In fact, I only did it once…when trying to impress my wife with how fast I could swap out a punctured tube,...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Badger6

Who else takes the long way to work...

…or home from work? Living in Belgium, I’ve got lots of options. Most direct is under 10km, but with a couple of extra turns It can easily get up to 25-30km, and with our long summer days (and lights...
07-06-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By Badger6

I'll put it like this, after I helped a local...

I'll put it like this, after I helped a local with some bodywork on his newish car in a pouring rain using my face and body, I bought a new road bike with disc brakes. I am not a pro, but I am...
07-06-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,825
Posted By Badger6

That's an interesting brand of elitism you're...

That's an interesting brand of elitism you're displaying, Larry.
07-05-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,825
Posted By Badger6

Yeah, lots of ways it can happen that don’t...

Yeah, lots of ways it can happen that don’t include defective chromosome donations.
07-05-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,825
Posted By Badger6

No, this thread is about you finding a half...

No, this thread is about you finding a half bottle of vodka in a dumpster and proceeding to brag that you drank it with no concern for yourself, in particular that it may have been adulterated. You...
07-04-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,825
Posted By Badger6

I’m very calm, bob

I’m very calm, bob
07-04-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

I’ve never attempted to use any Edge computer for...

I’ve never attempted to use any Edge computer for hiking. I’ve heard of people doing it, with one of the complaints being the auto pause. The simple fix for that would be to simply set it not “auto...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,862
Posted By Badger6

There’s a few examples here...

There’s a few examples here (https://road.cc/content/tech-news/33-bikes-feature-shimanos-new-105-di2-groupset-294031). TBF, they are listed in GBP, but with exchange rates and/or US pricing, there...
07-04-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

I used a 1030 (did not have the 1030+) until I...

I used a 1030 (did not have the 1030+) until I replaced it with the 1040, and honestly speaking, the 1030 was perfectly fine to do what I needed, and it did it very well. Upgrading to a 1040 from a...
07-04-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By Badger6

OP, if you’re considering a Garmin 1030+, get the...

OP, if you’re considering a Garmin 1030+, get the 1040 (non-solar) for the same price when it’s available again. But, as already pointed out, if you only need something to record your rides and...
07-03-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

Rode into the center of Brussels today, filling...

Rode into the center of Brussels today, filling in the map on wandrer.earth…narrow residential streets with 4-5 story townhouses on either side have always been quite challenging for any GPS I’ve...
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