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Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 06:23 PM
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By Steve B.

Nice bike,. It as an 11-34 cassette and 40-31...

Nice bike,. It as an 11-34 cassette and 40-31 crank which is likely enough low to get you up some hard climbs. Best of luck with it.
09-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By Steve B.

Possibility of faulty cable. I'd want the shop...

Possibility of faulty cable. I'd want the shop to swap all cable. Doing that also checks that all are seated correctly.
09-19-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Steve B.

Below about 60 or so, Lightweight tee shirt under...

Below about 60 or so, Lightweight tee shirt under a short sleeves bike jersey with arm warmers. Plus a very light wind shell. Leg warmers if below 55.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Steve B.

Lots of companies make real touring bikes, Soma,...

Lots of companies make real touring bikes, Soma, Surly, Velo Orange, Rivendell, Trek, Co-Motion and I'm certain a dozen others. I think Koga in Holland makes an entire line for the Euro market. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Steve B.

Some silly advice here, sorry. Touring bikes are...

Some silly advice here, sorry. Touring bikes are built for exactly their purpose, carrying a load for self supported bicycling. They shine at this. The tubing and frame design is often robust...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Steve B.

It's not the frame, though a carbon "racing" bike...

It's not the frame, though a carbon "racing" bike might have insufficient low gearing to get the rider plus a load through Pennsylvania, it's really all about the wheels. I'd want a 32 spoke, double...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,102
Posted By Steve B.

14 - 28 Junior Cassette is single tooth jumps to...

14 - 28 Junior Cassette is single tooth jumps to the 21. 14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-23-25-28

According to Mike Shermans gear chart, Shimano has an 11 spd. 11-32 with a 16. Says 11-12-13-14-15-16-17...
09-16-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Steve B.

The Euro based Galleleo system

The Euro based Galleleo system
09-16-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Steve B.

My understanding of WAAS was it was a limited...

My understanding of WAAS was it was a limited range (actually, it's got national coverage I just read) ground based system developed for aircraft to utilize GPS at airfields. It improves the accuracy...
09-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Steve B.

None that I'm aware of and they don't need to be...

None that I'm aware of and they don't need to be equipped as such. In the event you are not getting a good GPS signal, the easiest solution is to add what is know as a Speed Sensor. It mounts on F...
09-15-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,906
Posted By Steve B.

I wasn't doing that. I stated improper training,...

I wasn't doing that. I stated improper training, which was one reason for the disaster, the training did not correctly teach the pilots how to not overuse the pedals to apply the correct amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Steve B.

I've been charging 4 years or so, never had...

I've been charging 4 years or so, never had issues with the charging cable. The charger does want X amount of power, a good quality wall wart and right to a real outlet is recommended.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Steve B.

If you've been happy with the Shimanos, why...

If you've been happy with the Shimanos, why change, especially via mail order ?. I too like Shimano and buy whatever the current version is of whatever I was wearing. I've had luck with this...
09-14-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,906
Posted By Steve B.

American Airlines flight 587 had a failure of the...

American Airlines flight 587 had a failure of the carbon fiber vertical stabilizer that was not an actual failure of the material, but the bolts and assembly that held the tail to the fuselage. The...
09-13-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe start doing some fast paced group rides. ...

Maybe start doing some fast paced group rides. It develops your handling skills, teaches you to pay attention, makes you react to other rides when they accelerate on a hill, etc..... which makes...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,431
Posted By Steve B.

There might be wood burning restrictions in some...

There might be wood burning restrictions in some area's, especially in Nat'l Forests and parks prone to fire.
09-11-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,906
Posted By Steve B.

The Boeing 787 fuselage is composite and carbon...

The Boeing 787 fuselage is composite and carbon fiber. As far as I can determine, there have been no issues with this design
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,847
Posted By Steve B.

Specialized had a contract with Mikes Bikes. ...

Specialized had a contract with Mikes Bikes. Mikes Bikes is essentially no longer. They don't have a contract with XX company, so how is this unexpected ?
09-10-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve B.

My reply was to a particular issue of the need to...

My reply was to a particular issue of the need to charge more frequently with an Explore
09-09-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,016
Posted By Steve B.

Bikes and car, same laws. If it were a red light...

Bikes and car, same laws. If it were a red light camera intersection, you get a ticket if the light turned red while you are in the intersection. If it stays yellow no ticket, ASFAIK. Cops I think...
09-08-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 959
Posted By Steve B.

The subject of gravel vs. dirt, when do they...

The subject of gravel vs. dirt, when do they change, was the subject a month or so ago. It's completely unreasonable to think that any online map database is going to have an accurate database of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,818
Posted By Steve B.

I should know better than to reply when the...

I should know better than to reply when the coffee has not kicked in. You are entirely correct. For some reason the word "triple" sat in my brain and I interpreted it as he never used the small as...
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By Steve B.

I've been reminded the past 2 mos. that kitten...

I've been reminded the past 2 mos. that kitten poop stinks to high heaven. Like baby poop. It's the kitten diet we feed them. Also been reminded (it's been years since I had a male kitten) that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,818
Posted By Steve B.

True, but there are few good options by actually...

True, but there are few good options by actually changing rings. They might want to do a gear chart to visualize the changes. maybe a different cassette ?.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,818
Posted By Steve B.

Might be cheaper to swap cranks to an FSA Omega...

Might be cheaper to swap cranks to an FSA Omega 46/30 or a Shimano GRX 11 spd. 46/30. Get you better low gearing. I ride my gravel which has 46/30 in the large ring all the time.

Just check...
09-06-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve B.

It was on sale when the K2 was being introduced. ...

It was on sale when the K2 was being introduced. Now they only offer things like discounts on the HR monitor. I wish they would discount the out front mounts. At $400 it's a better unit than an...
09-06-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve B.

Your and my experiences are anecdotal. I follow...

Your and my experiences are anecdotal. I follow the assorted FB groups for the Edge series, the 1030 and the Hammerhead Karoo. One thing that is never consistent is battery life, which is often all...
09-06-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting attitude. You can pay $600 for a...

Interesting attitude. You can pay $600 for a 1030 Plus and get 24 hrs usage, or pay $250 for a similarly sized yet more basic unit that does the same navigation, and get 12 hrs,. And charge it 3...
09-06-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve B.

This type of complaint always puzzles me.. Does...

This type of complaint always puzzles me.. Does 12 hours really suck ?. Is this just a complaint that it won't do 20 hrs, like the 1030 or 24 like the Plus ?. I can see folks doing double centuries...
09-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By Steve B.

I understand stock can be limited in LBS's, so...

I understand stock can be limited in LBS's, so looks like you choices are to spend that $1000 and order a variety of shoes in wide widths from different vendors, then try on on all and return what...
09-05-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By Steve B.

I've never seen a manufacturer of bike shoes that...

I've never seen a manufacturer of bike shoes that specifies width. Shimano and Lake have Wide,. Sidi has Mega. Never seen anybody specify a 3E or 4E width the way New Balance does with shoes. Best...
09-05-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 268,220
Posted By Steve B.

Any thought of bringing her inside ?

Any thought of bringing her inside ?
09-05-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve B.

I recommend it all the the time for somebody...

I recommend it all the the time for somebody wanting a basic unit that has no need for the performance metrics on the 530/830/1030. A buddy has one, it's been very reliable for him and is a good...
09-04-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 959
Posted By Steve B.

Dedicated sites like Ride With GPS allow better...

Dedicated sites like Ride With GPS allow better control of what route you create, as you can place "control points" using a mouse click to generate an exact route. Better then relying on Google to...
09-03-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Steve B.

Agree with others, mostly. I've tried the 11...

Agree with others, mostly. I've tried the 11 spd. SRAM chains on Shimano systems and find that Shimano chains shift better.
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve B.

I doubt you'd see speeds on a loaded tourer where...

I doubt you'd see speeds on a loaded tourer where aero rims would make a difference. Maybe old school thinking on my part.
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve B.

My question is why ?. Carbon advantages are...

My question is why ?. Carbon advantages are usually weight, stifness, aero depending on rim depth. None of those qualities are needed in a touring rim and likely costs a good bit more than aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Steve B.

Completely off topic, a buddy just purchased a...

Completely off topic, a buddy just purchased a twin diesel 34ft power boat, had it moved from north coast of Nova Scotia to Eastport Maine, where he ran non-stop to Scituate, MA. 273 gallons of...
Forum: Foo
08-27-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By Steve B.

My 2 twelve week old brothers play in the litter...

My 2 twelve week old brothers play in the litter box. They are young and were trained (by Mommy ?) to cover their poop. I've had young male cate before that were fixated on the cat box.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Steve B.

I think all 3 major rack system manufacturers -...

I think all 3 major rack system manufacturers - Yak/Thule and Rocky Mounts make T rail adapters, I have one on my truck cap, so I can use my Yak system. They are not particularly cheap, I think...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve B.

I think there's a premium to carbon and I'd...

I think there's a premium to carbon and I'd rather put the money into good hand built Alu touring rims, 36 spoke, etc...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Steve B.

I know I wouldn't be trusting my bikes to a $100...

I know I wouldn't be trusting my bikes to a $100 home brew solution. I would be installing Yakima/Thule or Rock Mount 58" cross bars with a T rail adapter on the towers, then how ever many bike...
08-26-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 268,220
Posted By Steve B.

Ignore the innocent look he has. We named...

Ignore the innocent look he has.

We named this one with a "soft" name of Simon, in hopes he would lose the "assertiveness" we first observed. Simon seems to be an error and we are re-thinking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Steve B.

Yakima makes 2 systems that install on a truck T...

Yakima makes 2 systems that install on a truck T rail system, Overhaul and Outpost. Overhaul puts cross bars at roof level (30"), Outpost is 19" above side rails and also has cross bars. Both can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By Steve B.

They are generally pretty reliable for a few...

They are generally pretty reliable for a few years. Mine is 3 now and not showing any issues of premature discharge. I expected to need to replace about now, am not going to. I also wouldn't...
08-25-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,493
Posted By Steve B.

Not with cycling jerseys, they sit high and don't...

Not with cycling jerseys, they sit high and don't sag below the waistline.
08-25-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,493
Posted By Steve B.

This. I pair down to my licence, an ATM card...

This.

I pair down to my licence, an ATM card and an emergency ID card that has contact names on it. Plus a house or car key and my phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 879
Posted By Steve B.

I'm very happy with my Shimano XC-7's, double...

I'm very happy with my Shimano XC-7's, double BOA, carbon mid-sole. I got them in wide as that's my 4E foot. The most comfortable shoes I've worn and worth the $200 I paid at my LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,994
Posted By Steve B.

If it fits and you can actually find one to test...

If it fits and you can actually find one to test ride, it's a nice bike. I know 2 people that ride with this suspension, like it and have had no issues with it.
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