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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,054
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: 5
Views: 292
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: 9
Views: 151
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: 5
Views: 292
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...
07-03-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By Badger6

What’s your budget?

What’s your budget?
07-02-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By Badger6

If using the crank and chainrings you already...

If using the crank and chainrings you already have is the goal, then go with option B, IMO. The clutched RD will keep things running nicely, and keep the chains where your wife will want them, on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,054
Posted By Badger6

Direct comparison, which is tricky now that Ulty...

Direct comparison, which is tricky now that Ulty and DA don’t have mechanical shifting tiers, the Di2 is generally about half of a McDonalds cheeseburger heavier. Add in disc brakes and it might look...
07-01-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

I haven’t had the chance to do that with the 1040...

I haven’t had the chance to do that with the 1040 yet. But, that’ll be quite welcome. The 1030 always seemed to take a bit of time to get a stable fix whenever I traveled somewhere to ride, whether...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,861
Posted By Badger6

Temps are NEVER the issue. ONLY ice. I refuse to...

Temps are NEVER the issue. ONLY ice. I refuse to commute on ice.
07-01-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By Badger6

fooferdoggie the recovery advisor takes into...

fooferdoggie the recovery advisor takes into account the “Training Effect” of the ride, which is based on HR data, and how much time (if any) was remaining in the countdown when you undertook the...
07-01-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

I think this is the case, functionally speaking,...

I think this is the case, functionally speaking, both in terms of capability (multi-band and multi-system) and performance.
07-01-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By Badger6

Do you use an HRM?

Do you use an HRM?
06-30-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Yes. Massive improvements in track results,...

Yes. Massive improvements in track results, specifically in the ďhardĒ environments. My 1030 was pretty good in the open, and acceptable in the city and forest, but was challenged at times. The 1040...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 996
Posted By Badger6

I live outside of Brussels and commute into the...

I live outside of Brussels and commute into the city for work. So, I can relate to everything you’ve said about riding in the city. I wonder what exactly is the route you use through the city. Do you...
06-30-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Completely agree, thatís why now I live a life...

Completely agree, thatís why now I live a life that is much less exciting, if you will.

Personal use: I ride in mountains, I ride in urban canyons, I ride in forests, I ride next to canals, I ride...
06-30-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Civilian GPS sets are accurate...enough. I'd...

Civilian GPS sets are accurate...enough. I'd never do anything requiring precision with any of them. Not even the new 1040 (that is hands down the best non-military receiver I've ever used). As for...
06-29-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Badger6

I’ll be honest with ya, 38s are fine for gravel,...

I’ll be honest with ya, 38s are fine for gravel, IMO. Build it, and go have some awesome adventure with your wife.
06-29-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,507
Posted By Badger6

Schadenfreude is a thing. I'm not sure that this...

Schadenfreude is a thing. I'm not sure that this is that, tho...considering the victim bounced right up and rode off.
06-29-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Badger6

Q1: See this...

Q1: See this (https://www.******.com/r/bikewrench/comments/he2sqb/oval_chainring_and_chain_length_requirements/). TL;DR, the chain ring shape (oval v. round) shouldn't affect the chain length, just...
06-28-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Badger6

I scanned the review fast…width isn’t always the...

I scanned the review fast…width isn’t always the limitation for tire size, especially with 700c. The “close” dimension could be the fork crown.

I have no experience with Sage frames, personally or...
06-28-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Badger6

Define good? It definitely looks good. This...

Define good? It definitely looks good.

This review (https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/frames/sage-barlow-titanium-frameset) of a full build is favorable. Depending on what she wants, though,...
06-28-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Based on the variety of statements I made, I...

Based on the variety of statements I made, I think it is quite clear, friend.
06-28-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Badger6

Totally agree more pixels would be nice. However,...

Totally agree more pixels would be nice. However, I've discovered after several rides that (a) manual zoom (controlling it by using the +/- roundels in the corners of the map) is far superior for me...
06-28-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Rather than use hardware, it appears to use a...

Rather than use hardware, it appears to use a calculation (anyone remember the ďrise over runĒ stuff from Algebra?) that ostensibly uses inputs from the barometric altimeter (y-axis) and either the...
06-28-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

5krunner and a few other online reviews claim a...

5krunner and a few other online reviews claim a gyroscope is on board. Iím also well aware of the difference between a gyroscope and compass, I wasnít even close to suggesting they're the same.
...
06-28-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By Badger6

100% this. Detraining is a thing that happens...

100% this. Detraining is a thing that happens pretty fast. I sometimes go on holiday and can’t take a bike along, 4+ days no riding, the first one back is usually pretty miserable, even though I’m...
06-27-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,544
Posted By Badger6

Donít do it. How is this a thread of this...

Donít do it. How is this a thread of this lengthÖIíll see myself out now.
06-27-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By Badger6

To your two part question: part 1, sometimes, and...

To your two part question: part 1, sometimes, and part 2, sometimes. From Garmin/First Beat (https://www.firstbeatanalytics.com/en/features/recovery-time/), "Recovery Time predicts how long it will...
06-27-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

njkayaker I think you’ve missed my point. I am...

njkayaker I think you’ve missed my point. I am not suggesting that it is unimportant or odd to know the gradient one is riding on, but to expect that kind fo data on a near instant basis is just not...
06-26-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

It is intriguing. I agree. I was on a ramp...

It is intriguing. I agree. I was on a ramp yesterday that was signed as 10%, and in fact the Garmin said it was 11%. Maybe the sign was wrong. Either way, whether it tells me the instant the pitch...
06-26-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Direct use comparison: it works a lot better....

Direct use comparison: it works a lot better. Navigating is much easier with the speed that it calculates...at the start of the route and mid-route, if you go off course. The option to pause...
06-25-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Iíll be really honestÖthe teething issues that...

Iíll be really honestÖthe teething issues that are being claimed seem like urban legends. I see complaints all around the corners of the internets where this stuff is discussed, and they all seem...
06-25-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Badger6

The difference between 8.9 and 9.0 is...

The difference between 8.9 and 9.0 is meaninglessÖitís just how Boardman names the bikes.

That said, the advice of mstateglfr is solid.
06-24-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Well, I guess that answers the question for those...

Well, I guess that answers the question for those looking at a Garmin Edge, buy the 1040 or wait for the 840, should follow sometime next year.
06-24-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Badger6

Let me stop you there. On average most of the...

Let me stop you there. On average most of the gravel bikes you see offer different geometry and different solutions for dealing with a surface that until 10-15 years ago was simply not where many...
06-23-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Badger6

Garmin Edge 1040

Not sure who else got one when they were introduced a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve seen plenty of folks offering their opinions in the "Buy the 1030+ or wait?“ thread, but as far as I can tell, no...
06-23-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By Badger6

I bought a hard mount, and put it on one of my...

I bought a hard mount, and put it on one of my bikes with a round seat post. Iíve never removed it because I always have something more important to work onÖbut it does hit the inside of my left leg...
06-23-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Badger6

So many variables. As already stated, stick with...

So many variables. As already stated, stick with it. It’ll dissuade all but the most determined.
06-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Badger6

You’ve got me thinking... ...

You’ve got me thinking...
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The start/end point is...
06-21-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Badger6

Interesting. All of mine (at least the 20 or so I...

Interesting. All of mine (at least the 20 or so I just spot checked from the last 6 weeks) are using the correct elapsed time.
06-20-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Badger6

Yesterday, I did a ride with 2:50:34 moving, but...

Yesterday, I did a ride with 2:50:34 moving, but the elapsed time was almost 4 hours. I have attached a screen grab for reference. This got me curious, so I went and verified a few other rides where...
06-18-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Badger6

The surface (in my experience) is not the cause....

The surface (in my experience) is not the cause. It is biting off more than I should chew, so to speak. Going big, exceeding my conditioning, and bam, sore back.

Riding a bike is not a...
06-11-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Badger6

Count the pins of the chain you removed (if you...

Count the pins of the chain you removed (if you pushed a pin out, count that one, also). Then lengthen the new chain so that when assembled (with either a pin or quick link) it has the same number of...
06-11-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

No reason to doubt your use case, though my n=2...

No reason to doubt your use case, though my n=2 (me using one for about a week, and a friend of mine who does long distance endurance events) says 6-7 is about all you can expect without external...
06-08-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

The training metrics are the key. I might be...

The training metrics are the key. I might be almost 50, but I am not ready to accept I am aging (even though I am), and Garmin is providing an ecosystem that enables me maximizing my efforts. No...
06-08-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

The battery life is neat. The training metrics...

The battery life is neat. The training metrics are more interesting.
06-08-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,228
Posted By Badger6

Basically, doing math based on a personal use...

Basically, doing math based on a personal use case of the K2, itís more like 1/7.
05-20-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Badger6

dwmckee 's advice is rock solid, and so is the...

dwmckee 's advice is rock solid, and so is the bit about technique. Combine any tire with a supple carcass (120tpi or higher) and practice good climbing technique, and you won't have much to worry...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,993
Posted By Badger6

It’s because it doesn’t happen. ANT+ was designed...

It’s because it doesn’t happen. ANT+ was designed so that the various devices using the protocol wouldn’t interfere with each other when they were within range of each other.
04-12-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,833
Posted By Badger6

Yes. Once adjusted (as long as you do not bend...

Yes. Once adjusted (as long as you do not bend your derailleur hangar) it never goes out of adjustment, because electric wires donít stretch. ;)

The biggest ďissue/concern" is making sure the...
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