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11-25-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By njkayaker

Try asking this question on the Garmin forums. ...

Try asking this question on the Garmin forums.

I might be able to help but it would be next week
11-22-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

What's a decent price for a bike like this?...

What's a decent price for a bike like this? Clearly, it certainly wouldn't be hard to sell for something.
11-22-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

Expensive things?

Expensive things?
11-22-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

No, it doesn't have to be exact. But you talked...

No, it doesn't have to be exact. But you talked about $15k "cash". It certainly isn't $15k "cash" (it's clearly worth less than $15k except in a vanishingly-unlikely case). So talking about $15k as...
11-22-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

All I've heard about FB marketplace (and CL) is...

All I've heard about FB marketplace (and CL) is terrible. Ebay might have fees but it filters out the low ballers.
11-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

??? No one said it was worthless. Since...

???

No one said it was worthless.

Since he doesn’t want it, his options are to sell it or give it away. I don’t think giving it away makes sense.

So, the question is really how to sell it.
...
11-22-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

Shipping the bike isn't that hard. People do it...

Shipping the bike isn't that hard. People do it all the time on ebay. You might want to pay a shop to box it up for you. Shipping should cost about $150.

The Pro's Closet apparently already...
11-22-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

There is no risk to trying ebay (except a bit of...

There is no risk to trying ebay (except a bit of time).



CL (or facebook market place) would be a bad idea.
11-22-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

Put it on ebay with a reserve** of $8500 (or...

Put it on ebay with a reserve** of $8500 (or whatever) and really test it.

The idea is to be able to possibly sell it for more than your minimum.

Ebay is a common place to sell bicycles.
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11-22-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

The big problem is that it's a dumb thing to...

The big problem is that it's a dumb thing to donate.

Your assumption that a $3000 tax bill is "counting every penny" is interesting.
11-22-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

Yes. It would be different if giving it away...

Yes.

It would be different if giving it away would be useful/efficient.

If he really wanted to donate something, he should sell it to cover his tax cost and then donate the excess.

Donating...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

The color is also at a lower resolution. If...

The color is also at a lower resolution.

If "prime time" is the quality of typical/normal phone screens, it doesn't seem that e-ink will ever be ready. (That doesn't mean e-ink is bad; it's just...
11-22-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

I suspect it would be kind of a curse for an...

I suspect it would be kind of a curse for an amateur team (especially, if it’s kids). If the team managers had any sense, they’d sell it and put the money into something worthwhile.

The OP has to...
11-22-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

These people are likely to crash and trash the...

These people are likely to crash and trash the $15k bike. No amateur needs a $15k bike.

He should sell it instead.
11-22-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

I doubt you'll get that information. Supposedly,...

I doubt you'll get that information. Supposedly, the markup for bikes is low. Maybe, assume it cost them $10k.

Obviously, the bike is going to be worth more to somebody looking for the "exact"...
11-22-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

Selling it is a reasonable option. The issue is...

Selling it is a reasonable option. The issue is that it's a PITA to do and you won't get close to $15k for it. If you can clear a significant amount over your cost (tax), then you might be doing OK....
11-22-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

??? He didn't put $15k into anything. If...

??? He didn't put $15k into anything.

If it's such a problem winning the thing, why even take a chance?

Clearly, a $15k cash prize is more valuable but that wasn't the prize (so, it's...
11-21-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

Maybe, they did; maybe, the didn't. What did they...

Maybe, they did; maybe, the didn't. What did they offer you?

No one is going to pay you too close to $15k since they'd much prefer an actual new bike. Unless, there's somebody who doesn't want to...
11-21-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,682
Posted By njkayaker

There have to be numerous people who would rather...

There have to be numerous people who would rather have this $15k bike than the "exact bike" they could have bought. Clearly, the OP isn't one of those people (which is fine).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,260
Posted By njkayaker

Garmon provides a map file that has limited data...

Garmon provides a map file that has limited data for the world that they call a "basemap".
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More people here might be more familiar with that map on the Garmin. Not many are going to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,260
Posted By njkayaker

"Basemap" is an odd term. Garmin uses that term...

"Basemap" is an odd term. Garmin uses that term for a very-basic map without much detail.

The maps that RWGPS uses (generally, Google or Openstreetmap) don't have elevation data at all.

RWGPS...
Forum: Touring
11-20-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​​Maybe, it's lighter and expensive?

​​​​​​Maybe, it's lighter and expensive?
Forum: Foo
11-17-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 1,353,276
Posted By njkayaker

They went on to create this: ...

They went on to create this:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/09/spinlaunch-completes-first-test-flight-of-alternative-rocket.html
Forum: Foo
11-15-21, 01:08 PM
Forum: Foo
11-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By njkayaker

No. That purchase made no sense.

No. That purchase made no sense.
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

If people are thinking about an specific issue,...

If people are thinking about an specific issue, it makes no sense to be vague about it.
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

What's the "worse"?

What's the "worse"?
11-09-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 980
Posted By njkayaker

I think the article linked to the wrong...

I think the article linked to the wrong reference. What was linked to wasn't what "one prominent advocate claiming" (it was something else entirely).

A few people in the helmet thread repeatedly...
11-08-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 980
Posted By njkayaker

Risk Compensation

"Risk Compensation" is the "go to" argument for many people against helmet use.

It might not be as good an argument as some people suppose.
...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, I realized that. Works against the...

Yes, I realized that. Works against the efficiency of the EInk screen somewhat.
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

It seems that saddlesores isn't actively using...

It seems that saddlesores isn't actively using the phone much.

Hard to say whether the larger battery or the more efficient EInk screen would be more useful to you.

How well does the EInk...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

No one cares whether they are "decoration", What...

No one cares whether they are "decoration", What matters is if they are fake (they might not be!).


Thanks. So, not fake. I'm guessing the "quad camera" thing is because it's 4 total (one on the...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

Well, if it's a problem reviewing photos after...

Well, if it's a problem reviewing photos after taking them, it's going to be a problem reviewing images before taking them too. Isn't that obvious?


It doesn't matter whether you use one or both....
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

There are three "lenses". So "rear quad-camera"...

There are three "lenses". So "rear quad-camera" makes no sense. Maybe, it's 4 cameras total (including the front camera).


Well, if they are fake, they are made to look like lenses (so, they...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

That phone doesn't seem like it would fit your...

That phone doesn't seem like it would fit your use-case very well.

For "continuous" navigation in sunlight, the EInk screen should work much better.

(Seems like it has one camera on the back...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

??? It doesn't matter that you don't use a phone...

??? It doesn't matter that you don't use a phone as a camera. The properties of eink for photos is irrelevant if you use a separate camera.

What I replied to was you talking about using a phone...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

So what? Knowing that doesn't really do much for...

So what? Knowing that doesn't really do much for people evaluating using an eink phone.
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

??? I said it would be a problem doing that....

???

I said it would be a problem doing that.

Eink is the wrong tool for that (whether color or monochrome).

If you want to review photos, you can't use Eink,
11-04-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By njkayaker

It only indicates that the company isn't a paying...

It only indicates that the company isn't a paying member.

People can lodge complaints even for companies that are not BBB members.
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

Using an Eink screen to review photographs...

Using an Eink screen to review photographs wouldn't work well at all. Eink (color or monochrome) has poor color/grayscale accuracy. Eink is just the wrong tool for that. (Note the cameras take...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

"Staying connected" is kind of ambiguous. ...

"Staying connected" is kind of ambiguous.

gauvins is (it appears) mostly interested in using it as a navigation device. It doesn't need to be connected (to the internet) for that. I think one...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

Yeah. Seems like you can clone CDMA phones...

Yeah.

Seems like you can clone CDMA phones and clone the SIM for GSM phones.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_cloning



It doesn't really seem like a viable option anyway.
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

Okaaay....

Okaaay....
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

??? Unlikely, unless the eink screens get...

???


Unlikely, unless the eink screens get much higher resolution and are competitive with regular screens for video. Eink is still not good for color (low reproduction and low resolution).

...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

Sure, there can be problems but it's the only...

Sure, there can be problems but it's the only possible way to use multiple phones on a single-phone plan. What you suggested earlier doesn't work at all.
11-03-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By njkayaker

It's a joke.

It's a joke.
11-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By njkayaker

Wolves aren't exactly easy to find!

Wolves aren't exactly easy to find!
11-03-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By njkayaker

They could tape it to a random car. Even...

They could tape it to a random car.


Even if the tracker isn't removed, one would have to be rather lucky for the tracker to do any good. Considering using a tracker requires being very...
11-03-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By njkayaker

He also said that he hadn't tested it. Surrounded...

He also said that he hadn't tested it. Surrounded by metal isn't likely to work very well.
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By njkayaker

You basically pay access for each SIM card. That...

You basically pay access for each SIM card. That is, you'd have to move the SIM card between phones.
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