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08-18-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 125
Posted By Steve B.

No. Nothing keeps track of detours. The GPS...

No. Nothing keeps track of detours. The GPS signal is only telling the device it's position. No GPS cycling computer is able to keep up with any data base of road construction or detours....
08-16-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By Steve B.

I see occasional complaints similar to this about...

I see occasional complaints similar to this about Wahoo and Hammerhead. Every device can have issues,
08-16-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Steve B.

Check with Aerotech. What you are looking for is...

Check with Aerotech. What you are looking for is basic Lycra non-lined tights,
08-15-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,431
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin added features for navigation on the Plus,...

Garmin added features for navigation on the Plus, that were not and have not been available to the 1030. Rejoin, skip-ahead and Cut Across are not available on the 1030.
08-15-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe one of these ?. Installs on the 2 top bolts...

Maybe one of these ?. Installs on the 2 top bolts of the stem front plate. Turn it 180 degrees so it installs over the stem ? Or use the mount that attaches with the rubber bands, place it on the...
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By Steve B.

Garmins have had "Incident Detection" for many...

Garmins have had "Incident Detection" for many years. Senses a sudden deacceleration, assumes a crash, you have X amount of time to stop it before it sends an e-mail to a person designated that...
08-14-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By Steve B.

A quick look at an online vendor shows that the...

A quick look at an online vendor shows that the vast majority of mt. bike bars are 31.8. Same with road. Some are 35 which is silly, there are a few 25.4, but most are 31.8. Seems the mount...
08-14-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By Steve B.

The cycling world has moved on to 31.8 bars. Get...

The cycling world has moved on to 31.8 bars. Get used to it and use a frigging shim.
08-13-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Steve B.

GRX Crank needs new F derailer ?

A buddy has a vintage Synapse, 10 spd. 105 group, with a 34/50 crank, wants lower gearing but desires/wants to keep his road oriented cassette with closer cogs as we ride in flatish terrain mostly. ...
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 753
Posted By Steve B.

Good advice

Good advice
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 753
Posted By Steve B.

I have Ortleib Back Rollers in the rear, Sport...

I have Ortleib Back Rollers in the rear, Sport Rollers in front. My bag is a lightweight 45 deg. down bag, it plus my 1-1/2 person REI tent (with poles) fit in a rear pannier. My Nemo pad plus...
08-13-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,095
Views: 350,461
Posted By Steve B.

Zoey, age 20 as of today (roughly). Caught as a...

Zoey, age 20 as of today (roughly). Caught as a feral on 10/14/02, approx..8 weeks old according to the vet. Been with us ever since. A sweetheart and the undisputed Queen of the house, takes no...
08-12-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Steve B.

Gravel is harder than asphalt. Find a way to...

Gravel is harder than asphalt. Find a way to extend your commute home (when you have more time) to maybe 10-15 miles. That'll get you additional training miles.

General rule of thumb, on a not too...
08-12-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By Steve B.

5 different bikes, from 25mm road to 2.4" mt....

5 different bikes, from 25mm road to 2.4" mt. tires, I check and typically add air every ride,
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,100
Posted By Steve B.

Yes it does, thank you for the correction. Thats...

Yes it does, thank you for the correction. Thats a nice price for that bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 09:17 AM
08-12-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Steve B.

It's merely a design feature from the frame...

It's merely a design feature from the frame manufacturer to allow the use of canti's as desired by the end user. Not everyone wants disc brakes, this gives you an option. If you really object to the...
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By Steve B.

Only the potential to run down the battery on the...

Only the potential to run down the battery on the phone, which makes it unavailable for other uses, like a phone call. I suspect a dedicated cycle computer will have at least 12+ run time, don't...
08-11-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Steve B.

I could not find stuff after it all had assembled...

I could not find stuff after it all had assembled into 5 different tool boxes. The former owner of my house had gifted me with well over 100 peg board hangers, so I took the hint. The entire right...
08-10-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By Steve B.

A link is always helpful. Good recommendation, ...

A link is always helpful. Good recommendation, I found one on Amazon for $179. Good deal

https://www.amazon.com/Wahoo-ELEMNT-Bolt-Bike-Computer/dp/B06XT3YX7T?th=1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By Steve B.

Thinking about it. I have an 1X XT system on a...

Thinking about it. I have an 1X XT system on a my hard tail, with a SRAM 1X system on my FS. The SRAM levers operate the reverse of how Shimano works, but I know I can swap the action in E-Tube for...
08-10-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Steve B.

Very true statement. I've long ago discovered...

Very true statement. I've long ago discovered that at around 18 or so, the danger increases greatly as motorists simply do not expect you to be moving that fast and are terrible at timing where you...
Forum: Introductions
08-10-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Steve B.

I am following a YT series of a couple bike...

I am following a YT series of a couple bike touring across the country. They hated Montana, found the roads and drivers dangerous. ended up flying out to Kansas City. The series is currently in...
08-09-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,560
Posted By Steve B.

Long Island pretty flat as well and in my current...

Long Island pretty flat as well and in my current level of condition, I avoid what few hills we have, thus its "Col De Meadowbrook Parkway" and the "Long Island Expressway Pass", etc., Needles to...
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Steve B.

Cats grow up first couple of weeks all cuddled up...

Cats grow up first couple of weeks all cuddled up together for warmth and safety. My 2 male goofballs are siblings, year old now, will sleep together on occasion. Its what they know. My 20 yr. old...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 566
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, that's the OP's point, maybe ask where the...

Yes, that's the OP's point, maybe ask where the person asking a question is located on the planet before making a recommendation that might be very specific to geographic location
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Steve B.

If memory serves, I was "cheating" the Di2...

If memory serves, I was "cheating" the Di2 system, telling e-tube I was using a 34/50 crank (allowed) and a 11-28 11 spd. cassette (allowed) when in reality I was using an older 11-23 cassette...
08-08-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 592
Posted By Steve B.

Sneakers have too soft a sole for riding any...

Sneakers have too soft a sole for riding any distance, is why even inexpensive cycling shoes are stiffer. They better support the foot from the constant pressure on the pedal.

@ the OP, I would...
08-08-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 303
Posted By Steve B.

I also think that Connect has a way to deal with...

I also think that Connect has a way to deal with data sent from 2 different Garmin devices, never used it so don't know how it works. I have an Instinct watch as well as an 1030 device, I use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Steve B.

You might have spacing issues between what Di2...

You might have spacing issues between what Di2 thinks is supposed to be the distance between rings on Campy vs. that distance on Shimano. You can likely look that up. If the Campy ring spacing is...
08-08-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By Steve B.

Agree, I purchased 2 pair of Attack bibs from REI...

Agree, I purchased 2 pair of Attack bibs from REI on sale, they've gone cheap. The shoulder straps have no fabric edge, just really cheap thin lycra. They have definitely cheapened the shorts,...
08-07-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Steve B.

Stainless washer between rack and frame,...

Stainless washer between rack and frame, stainless locking washer between stainless bolt and rack.
Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 665
Posted By Steve B.

Lucky kitten, belated though. This was on CBS...

Lucky kitten, belated though. This was on CBS Sunday Morning this morning.

https://youtu.be/whkpk8j_xEw
08-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Steve B.

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is...

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is to shift chain down to smallest cog. Makes it easier to get the chain back on the cassette when putting wheel back.
08-06-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=Racing Dan;22600399]You may not neeed...

[QUOTE=Racing Dan;22600399]You may not neeed navigation to ride your bike, but it does open up a lot of possibilities exploring unfamiliar roads, routes and areas. I would highly recommend it....
Forum: Introductions
08-06-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Steve B.

Welcome from Long Island. You live in one of the...

Welcome from Long Island. You live in one of the prettiest area's of the state, though it can be hilly. I visit the Cobbleskill area often, some friends have retired up that way from downstate. I...
08-05-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure what you are referring to. Navigation on...

Not sure what you are referring to. Navigation on my 1030 is a separate function from tracking an activity. Im typically riding without navigating. On occasion and for rides where I dont know the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Steve B.

There was a period where updating via BT was a...

There was a period where updating via BT was a problem as the WU111 unit would partly update then lose the connection mid update, which would subsequently fail and brick the system. Don't know if...
08-04-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,466
Posted By Steve B.

Good quote. I have a temper and am inclined to...

Good quote. I have a temper and am inclined to get into it verbally and with a pointed hand gesture, that I should not use. I did get chased up onto a sidewalk by a Cadillac when I used that same...
08-04-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,080
Posted By Steve B.

This I have a roof rack but will not leave...

This

I have a roof rack but will not leave the bike on the rack if I'm out of sight for long periods, somebody is going to steal it.
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By Steve B.

My computer was set to stop recording when the...

My computer was set to stop recording when the bike was stopped, thus my avg. was usually 12 mph over 27 miles. This was Brooklyn onto Long Island so lots of lights.
08-04-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Steve B.

I am perfectly happy my aluminum has no fancy...

I am perfectly happy my aluminum has no fancy suspension crap. More stuff to have to maintain. The bike rides just fine as a plain alu frame with 43mm tires at a comfortable air pressure.
08-03-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Steve B.

Well, that'll keep the air warmer. Actually...

Well, that'll keep the air warmer.

Actually I read that a tire like the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season uses a different rubber compound then their 5000, specifically for off season and winter...
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12,369
Views: 2,676,039
Posted By Steve B.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/506x600/dad3a4ec_0752_497c_a367_2bb4cb2476e0_3f9964a6e8c714f3cb7c674a7c8c1f567392b1a6.jpeg
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 665
Posted By Steve B.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/789x960/da2dd45f_2319_4537_ad27_43ef19df567a_c57a2fd7d99ff7a04447c57836ca91be559cb057.jpeg
08-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Steve B.

My reply was based on the thread title which...

My reply was based on the thread title which indicated the AL - or Aluminum models, not the carbon. Did the early Carbon models with rear suspension use an aluminum rear triangle ?, I was not aware...
08-02-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By Steve B.

Agree, best bang for the buck for what the OP...

Agree, best bang for the buck for what the OP states is his use. Was designed for touring. The Explore 2 was just released, has about 16 hrs of battery life, bs, 12 on the older Explore. Id be...
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By Steve B.

Not really except just ride hills as much as you...

Not really except just ride hills as much as you can. Bents suck on hills was my experience,
08-01-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 825
Posted By Steve B.

I was very surprised and happy with my Cannondale...

I was very surprised and happy with my Cannondale Topstone aluminum with the 105 group. Very well behaved bike, fits me very well. I added a 2nd wheel set with 28mm road tires and a more road...
07-31-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Steve B.

FWIW, the aluminum Topstones never had re-dished...

FWIW, the aluminum Topstones never had re-dished rear wheels, that was only the carbon that had suspension. My 2019 aluminum has a BSA b-bracket as well.
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