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05-15-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Steve B.

Ive used Connect for years, but only to send my...

Ive used Connect for years, but only to send my data to and from RWGPS. Thus cannot hate it as I pretty much never use it.
05-14-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Steve B.

Mount yes, HR no, there are as you notes, bundles...

Mount yes, HR no, there are as you notes, bundles for that, raises the price.
05-14-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Steve B.

I was going to type a smart assed reply and say I...

I was going to type a smart assed reply and say I figured out my fit and position about 30 years ago and stuck with it, but thats really only the case with my road bikes. My most recent road bike, a...
05-14-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Steve B.

Less than that, I think they list at $300, can...

Less than that, I think they list at $300, can often be found for $250.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By Steve B.

And if after a few months of struggling, even...

And if after a few months of struggling, even with the 34, an option would be to switch out the 34/50 crank to a 30/46. You'd need a new bottom bracket likely, but they are cheap. This is a common...
05-13-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Steve B.

Why bother ?, use a durable water proof case and...

Why bother ?, use a durable water proof case and bring along some USB battery sticks or packs. Will you be staring at the phone while riding, using for navigation ?.
05-13-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By Steve B.

Agree that the sheer size of the group makes this...

Agree that the sheer size of the group makes this a huge aggravation for anybody following in a car. There likely needs to be some form of club policy limiting a group size to 12-15. I quit riding...
05-12-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Steve B.

Mis-adjusted rear derailer ? You can set this...

Mis-adjusted rear derailer ? You can set this pretty easily, there are adjustment points for up and down shifts. Have you read the manual for the rear derailer ?

One thing to consider is that if...
05-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,241
Posted By Steve B.

Ive lived within a half mile of salt water tidal...

Ive lived within a half mile of salt water tidal inlets for 40 years, never had corrosion on any steel or aluminum bikes.

If I were buying, I'd be looking at the FEMA flood maps and stay out of...
05-09-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Steve B.

I edit my RWGPS completed rides, I indicate who I...

I edit my RWGPS completed rides, I indicate who I rode with, where exactly, weather, and under "What did you take on this trip" I indicate the bike name. I have all the bikes added under Gear in...
05-09-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Steve B.

If your current device has sync'd with RWGPS,...

If your current device has sync'd with RWGPS, that should provide a record of rides up to current use. When you switch device, RWGPS doesn't care or even know the source of the ride data, though...
05-09-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Steve B.

I dont think Bike Profile data (I.E. which bike...

I dont think Bike Profile data (I.E. which bike used on a ride) ever went to Connect. It was info stored locally on the device only. On the newer series you can select a type of activity for an...
05-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Steve B.

Ergon makes a very nice grip with a flat portion...

Ergon makes a very nice grip with a flat portion for the palm, I find them very comfortable and worth the price. They tighten with a set screw. You can get them with or without the bar ends.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Steve B.

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take...

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take the lane so they dont have room to pass.
05-04-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve B.

Load route you go to Navigation, select a route...

Load route you go to Navigation, select a route and start it. Choose route from the list in Navigation of routes you have downloaded. If I need to download, I back out, go to iQ, RWGPS app, it...
05-04-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting, as outside of the use of a...

Interesting, as outside of the use of a smartphone for initial setup, I didnt find my Bolt any more user friendly than the 3 Garmins I've owned. In terms of day to day uses on the device, I do find...
05-04-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By Steve B.

OK, I do know that having viewed countless hitch...

OK, I do know that having viewed countless hitch racks, I have never seen a license plate mounted as in the photo. I have read its pretty much require din many Euro countries. But my experience is...
05-04-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By Steve B.

Do they offer plate holders ?

Do they offer plate holders ?
05-04-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin has a support page explaining this, it...

Garmin has a support page explaining this, it states among other things "It only affects the data that is written to the file for storage on the device "
...
05-04-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By Steve B.

This kind of infraction is mentioned here on BF...

This kind of infraction is mentioned here on BF every so often. Not enough it seems for the assorted manufactures to offer license plate mounting brackets on their hitch racks. Not sure how...
05-04-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By Steve B.

Really ?. The cop isn't giving YOU a ticket...

Really ?. The cop isn't giving YOU a ticket because you're being YOU, I mean how does he write that on the ticket ?, what infraction is that ?. He's giving you a ticket because he feels the bike...
05-04-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve B.

I looked this up, you are completely correct. I...

I looked this up, you are completely correct. I love it when my understanding of something is found to be completely in error !!!!. Heh, heh !.
05-03-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve B.

With known time, a more accurate location due to...

With known time, a more accurate location due to the 1 sec record of position, will provide a more accurate speed.
05-03-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve B.

Logging breadcrumbs, as it were, every second, as...

Logging breadcrumbs, as it were, every second, as opposed to Smart, would make for a more accurate track, that would show increased accuracy of the actual route ridden, speed would be more accurate...
05-02-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By Steve B.

I'd never heard that either, apparently some...

I'd never heard that either, apparently some moron of an Iowa cop gave a guy a ticket for the ball interfering with his view of the license plate. Really puzzling as the ball on the bumper is a...
05-02-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By Steve B.

Supreme court ruling about license plates

Seems the Iowa court of appeals just ruled that use of a a trailer hitch, as well as a fixed item such as a bicycle rack, does not violate Iowa state law about obstructions of a license plate....
05-01-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Steve B.

I would not want that as the watch would mistake...

I would not want that as the watch would mistake many activities and always be auto-starting. PITA you ask me,. How is the watch supposed to know the difference between hoping on a slow moving city...
05-01-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve B.

Cheapest touch screen unit is probably the Edge...

Cheapest touch screen unit is probably the Edge Explore. The Garmin website says its compatible with the Varia 510. Runs about $250, gets 12 hrs. battery life.
05-01-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Steve B.

Yes. As well, depending on how the mount...

Yes.

As well, depending on how the mount used fits, you might need to use a 90 deg. connector on the cable. Amazon usually has these.
04-30-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By Steve B.

67 next week, riding for 33 years, saddles are...

67 next week, riding for 33 years, saddles are all set level. Im not seeing any need to change.
Forum: Northeast
04-28-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Steve B.

Recently, early October can be warm, with temps...

Recently, early October can be warm, with temps in the 40's at night. Later October tends to start to see much colder in the AM. Its not rainy season either. 2 buddies who did the organized trail...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 263,739
Posted By Steve B.

We beat the wind with a late season mt. bike ride...

We beat the wind with a late season mt. bike ride at Edgewood. It was a cool 38 degrees, so the tights were on and no fear of ticks. Maybe our last ride here for the season (I hate ticks). Stayed...
04-26-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Steve B.

You might have a 126mm dropout, which cannot be...

You might have a 126mm dropout, which cannot be re-spaced as you cannot bend aluminum. I think you can find a 130mm hub and wheel, but you'd be forcing the wheel into the too small dropout. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,754
Posted By Steve B.

You have an option of using the RideWithGPS iQ...

You have an option of using the RideWithGPS iQ app, or RouteLoader. Either will show you a list of the routes you've created in RWGPS, you then select and download. These are on the Garmin iQ...
04-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Steve B.

No, Ride With GPS is a free on-line mapping...

No, Ride With GPS is a free on-line mapping program, mostly cycling oriented, can be used for other things. They have versions for the phone and a tablet, you can pay for a (worthwhile)...
04-24-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Steve B.

NCT has Mahopac and Carmel as local towns the...

NCT has Mahopac and Carmel as local towns the path routes through. You're call on how interesting, Mahopac has a nice park on the lake, good spot for a picnic.

Another option is ride the Old...
04-24-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, Dual Control for the win. I got a set...

Yes, Dual Control for the win. I got a set on-line cheap as a package with the disc brakes and a Sun Ringle wheelset, I needed a new rear wheel and Jenson USA had these on sale. I actually like...
04-23-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Steve B.

Shimano Mt. bike sti levers

Anybody remember the name of the Shimano mt. bike shift levers that worked like road STI shifters ?, as in you shifted using the brake levers, up or down ?. I have a set on a bike I want to off load.
04-22-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 638
Posted By Steve B.

It might be a freewheel, not a cassette, thus...

It might be a freewheel, not a cassette, thus you'd need a new rear wheel. Spacing might be 126mm, so even a more modern 130 mm road wheel might not fit unless you get it re-spaced. If you could...
04-22-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Steve B.

Using the screen uses a lot of battery, but GPS...

Using the screen uses a lot of battery, but GPS is almost nothing compared to all other phone functions. For a small watch battery GPS may matter,.
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My Garmin Instinct 2 Solar is now...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,754
Posted By Steve B.

Sorry. Ride With GPS

Sorry. Ride With GPS
04-18-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Steve B.

I think it is inherently more water resistant...

I think it is inherently more water resistant than older USB, thus no port cover required. Hammerhead provides a cover but its not really needed,
04-18-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Steve B.

The USB-C limitation, while understandable, is...

The USB-C limitation, while understandable, is likely to be a major issue trying to find.
04-18-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Steve B.

A used Google Pixel 4A ., uses USB-C, get an app...

A used Google Pixel 4A ., uses USB-C, get an app for cycling, RideWithGPS or something similar, a Quad Lock handleBar mount. You'll get speed, plus (gasp) distance and ride time.
04-18-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Steve B.

Hammerhead Karoo 2 is the only unit I've seen...

Hammerhead Karoo 2 is the only unit I've seen that uses USB-C on the charging port. Not cheap though at $400. Well worth it though as its a fabulous device.

If simply not wanting USB mini or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Steve B.

Are you doing a self supported tour ?, carrying...

Are you doing a self supported tour ?, carrying camping gear ?, or credit card - I.E. some baggage with clothing, then staying in motels, eating out, etc.... ?. Different routing for each, with self...
04-16-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Steve B.

Specialized Chisel meets all those spec's. Mine...

Specialized Chisel meets all those spec's. Mine is 26.6 lbs with a set of SPD pedals installed, I love mine, handles great, comfortable, accelerates great and climbs better than any bike I've owned....
04-14-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Steve B.

This works fine as long as you don't get dirt in...

This works fine as long as you don't get dirt in the housing, Then you are replacing cable and housing. Worse on a mt. bike obviously, Di2 needs none of this.
04-14-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Steve B.

I use RWGPS as well as for my activity tracker,...

I use RWGPS as well as for my activity tracker, which allows gear to be logged, I edit the completed rides there to have a particular bike use, that way I have a record of mileage per bike. But,...
04-13-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Steve B.

Caution with that. Di2 has specific charging...

Caution with that. Di2 has specific charging amperage needs, I doubt a battery stick will charge the Di2 battery. A battery bank might. I know they caution to not use a laptop USB when the laptop is...
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