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10-27-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By raqball

Carbon stem due in next week! This will be my...

Carbon stem due in next week! This will be my final upgrade piece and the bike upgrades will be completely done.

I am going to have LBS cut the carbon bar down (I don't trust myself) as I was only...
10-27-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,071
Posted By raqball

Pretty normal for most of these action cameras...

Pretty normal for most of these action cameras that run high res and fps. The Mini has a 1500 mah internal battery so based on the size of a USB battery pack you should be able to ballpark run time.....
10-23-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By raqball

The Ritchey carbon bar came in and yes it's...

The Ritchey carbon bar came in and yes it's feather light.. It's actually lighter than I was expecting.

Still waiting on the carbon stem. If Trek does not have an ETA soon then I'll order it...
10-23-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,398
Posted By raqball

My 2017 BMC Alpenchallenge AC01 ...

My 2017 BMC Alpenchallenge AC01

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x506/22548968_892033350973414_1205769061220600293_o_ed164b509ea8b4c9bfcffa472d3f283fe3eda3da.jpg

I made...
10-19-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

Radar works as advertised, the light works as...

Radar works as advertised, the light works as advertised, battery life is as advertised but the camera, while mostly fine, does not capture plates that I think it should. I've used previous Garmin...
10-18-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By raqball

Try using Garmin Express for PC or Mac and do all...

Try using Garmin Express for PC or Mac and do all the updates through it.. It's easy and MUCH faster than the OTA updates,.
10-18-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

I just don't understand their decision.. IMO it...

I just don't understand their decision.. IMO it should have been 1080p 60FPS and have some sort of stabilization option, Sure those 2 things will ding battery life but the thing is already pretty...
10-17-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

A few more videos. One shows a string of 4 cars...

A few more videos. One shows a string of 4 cars (only 3 had front plates) and the other 2 videos are going down what I consider a crappy road. The roads here are pretty well maintained and kept up...
10-16-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

I'll try it later and plug SD card into my TV and...

I'll try it later and plug SD card into my TV and see.. Pretty sure I can USB it into my TV using a USB to SD card reader adapter which I have.
10-16-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

Not sure about larger screen thing but the plates...

Not sure about larger screen thing but the plates are readable on my 14" MacBook Pro in full screen view..

You could clean videos up in post editing but I am not sure how a court would react to...
10-16-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

It's an older model of the Bontrager QC saddle...

It's an older model of the Bontrager QC saddle bag. Don't think they make it any longer. I've had it for years and it's held up. I bought 2 of them right before they discontinued it.. I did not want...
10-16-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

Todays 1st ride with it. Went 28 miles and...

Todays 1st ride with it. Went 28 miles and traffic was a bit sparser than normal which I guess is to be expected since it's Sunday. I only had 311 cars pass me according to the radar but during a...
10-16-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

The issues it has that I've seen so far at least...

The issues it has that I've seen so far at least are not deal breakers for me. The only real deal breaker for me will be the footage and its ability to reliably capture plates.

The app is...
10-15-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

Agree to a point.. I guess it depends on where...

Agree to a point.. I guess it depends on where and how you ride. I rode for years without it on a Fly6 and on an old Session 4.. The Session 5 had electronic stabilization (so they said and there was...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,510
Posted By raqball

What makes you think Trek is getting eaten up by...

What makes you think Trek is getting eaten up by the competition? Have any sales # that show a larger decline for Trek when compared to other bike brands? I assume all manufacturers suffered, and are...
10-12-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,185
Posted By raqball

It's okay to walk if you need to, no shame in...

It's okay to walk if you need to, no shame in doing so.. Just try to go a bit further the next time or heck, even zig-zag it if possible.. Eventually you'll be able to pedal up it and that will be a...
10-12-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

Agree but I'll try it out and see how it does.....

Agree but I'll try it out and see how it does.. Most of my rides are on smooth tarmac so image stabilization is not an absolute need but even on smooth tarmac it has benefits. If it sucks then back...
10-12-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,918
Posted By raqball

I posted a thread asking if anyone had it in the...

I posted a thread asking if anyone had it in the Electronics area. I'll post my thoughts on it in that thread along with sample footage in that thread after it arrives.
...
10-12-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

Went ahead and ordered it so I guess I'll be the...

Went ahead and ordered it so I guess I'll be the test dummy.. I'll post my thoughts and some video clips after it arrives. Have a 30-day return period to see if it's a keeper or not.
10-12-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,918
Posted By raqball

I had an old Session 4 and the original Fly 6...

I had an old Session 4 and the original Fly 6 that didn't have image stabilization and it was okay for the most part as long as the roads were smooth. I don't think for me it's a deal breaker as most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,897
Posted By raqball

Most time when you say "on your left" they step...

Most time when you say "on your left" they step to the left...

I don't ride on MUPS much anymore but if I did I'd probably do the ding-ding thing instead of verbal announcing..
10-12-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By raqball

Garmin RCT 715 - Anyone have it?

My GoPro died a horrible death and I am on the hunt for a new rear facing camera. I currently have, and love, the RTL 515.. The RCT 715 is intriguing because it has the radar, light, and camera all...
10-12-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,942
Posted By raqball

My bike, a 1x11, came with a 40t front and an 42t...

My bike, a 1x11, came with a 40t front and an 42t rear. I was already under a 1:1 but even though I do climb frequently, I suck at it and hate it. I wanted all the help I can get so I swapped the 42t...
10-12-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,209
Posted By raqball

Rule # 1... Never, and I mean never discuss the...

Rule # 1... Never, and I mean never discuss the details or make any statements about an incident where criminal charges and / or civil litigation may occur - especially on the internet and even more...
10-12-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,918
Posted By raqball

Probably in a hurry to save those precious 1 or 2...

Probably in a hurry to save those precious 1 or 2 seconds by driving like a maniac..

I was also buzzed by a city bus that I had footage of. The side of the bus actually made contact with me as it...
10-11-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,209
Posted By raqball

That certainly sucks but unfortunately in order...

That certainly sucks but unfortunately in order to win such a case against the City you'd need a TON of evidence and proof.

Photos of the area that show how the city was negligent.
...
10-11-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,209
Posted By raqball

You could file a claim, have them deny it then...

You could file a claim, have them deny it then sue.. Cities settle lawsuits all the time and not because they think they'll lose the case but because in many cases it's cheaper to settle than it is...
10-11-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,209
Posted By raqball

A lot of cities are self insured. In other words...

A lot of cities are self insured. In other words they have an amount of money set aside to cover lawsuits and claims. If your claim is $10 then they might just pay it out to make the citizen feel...
10-11-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By raqball

I've been using the radar since was 1st released...

I've been using the radar since was 1st released by Garmin in back in 2015. I was actually a backer of Backtracker when it was a cloud sourced funding project before Garmin purchased them.

With...
10-11-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By raqball

I believe the Hammerhead Karoo 2 does Komoot with...

I believe the Hammerhead Karoo 2 does Komoot with rerouting. Never had one so I can't say for sure but I remember seeing a thread on it somewhere..
10-09-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By raqball

Are you using the correct Blendr for your stem?...

Are you using the correct Blendr for your stem? Bontrager makes different adapters based on their different stems and base. If you have the Elite stem make sure you are using a base thats made for...
10-09-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,974
Posted By raqball

More bike forums nonsense.. The OP shared his...

More bike forums nonsense.. The OP shared his story, with photos, and asked for help.. His wife did nothing wrong then he comes here to post his story and seek advice only to get his motives attacked...
10-09-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By raqball

Maybe? Maybe not? I have not priced a carbon...

Maybe? Maybe not? I have not priced a carbon frame, carbon forks, carbon wheels, bars, shifter, stem etc but I got all my upgrade parts pretty cheap using sales and discount codes and I was able to...
10-08-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By raqball

A few more photos showing the add ons since 10...

A few more photos showing the add ons since 10 images is the limit in the OP..

Garmin, GoPro, Dinotte Quad Red, Ion front light & Blender stem mount:

...
10-07-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By raqball

My 2023 Trek FX Sport 6 Upgrades (photo heavy)

My 2023 Trek FX Sport 6 Upgrades

I purchased the bike direct from a Trek Corporate store in size Large and was put on the special order waiting list. The bike replaced my 2017 BMC Aplenchallenge...
10-06-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By raqball

Registered mine the day I got it even though it's...

Registered mine the day I got it even though it's always indoors when not ridden and I don't ever get more than a few feet aways from it when I am out on the road.

https://bikeindex.org/
10-05-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,974
Posted By raqball

Have you tired contacting the media to see if...

Have you tired contacting the media to see if they can put the image of the cyclist and his bike on the news? I am sure someone would recognize this menace and report his identity to the police..
10-05-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By raqball

I try and keep the cables as clean looking as I...

I try and keep the cables as clean looking as I can. If you are going to run from a front position to a rear saddle bag then zip ties along the top tube and seatpost would also work great. Just use...
10-05-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,918
Posted By raqball

This was back in 2015 when I was an alpha and...

This was back in 2015 when I was an alpha and beta tester for Cycliq when they were developing their Fly 12 front camera. I had a Fly 6 on the back and the Fly 12 on the front. I am in a clearly...
10-04-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,974
Posted By raqball

Sorry to hear that your wife was injured by a...

Sorry to hear that your wife was injured by a reckless cyclist and I hope she has a complete and speedy recovery..

Most cyclists obey the law and ride responsibly but there are some who act like...
10-04-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,918
Posted By raqball

I am retired Law Enforcement and video is...

I am retired Law Enforcement and video is invaluable. Not only for investigative purposes but in also in court. These anti-camera people have their mind made up and they'll jump through whatever...
10-03-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By raqball

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x557/306393813_2297029377140464_3735025669359385049_n_140a39956220192c75f5c1a5439247d2cb43a2c1.jpg
10-03-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By raqball

Nope I've never had any issues with powerbanks....

Nope I've never had any issues with powerbanks. The only way it should turn off is if a) it's out of juice, b) it's disconnected from the camera or c) it's defective.
10-02-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By raqball

The 10,000 mAh would probably last you a very...

The 10,000 mAh would probably last you a very long time.. If you want something smaller then look at Anker 5,000 mAh battery packs. Some are pretty small cylinders like this one:
...
10-02-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By raqball

I used and still have an Anker 313 Powerbank...

I used and still have an Anker 313 Powerbank that's 10,000 mAh:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QXV6N1B?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

I am currently using an Anker 337 Powerbank that's...
10-02-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 900
Posted By raqball

Don't mind the haters.. If you want to make a...

Don't mind the haters.. If you want to make a list / database then have it man! :thumb:
10-01-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,418
Posted By raqball

It was windy with intermittent high wind gusts so...

It was windy with intermittent high wind gusts so I think that perhaps Scruffy could not fight through the wind to launch it's vicious attack.. Lucky me as I am sure I would have been mauled...
10-01-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,418
Posted By raqball

Scruffy attacks on my ride today.. ...

Scruffy attacks on my ride today..

https://vimeo.com/756020716
09-29-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,801
Posted By raqball

That's terrible.. Instead of blaming the child...

That's terrible.. Instead of blaming the child they should have placed the blame exactly where it belongs on the motorist who failed to yield right of way to the child cyclist.
09-29-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 900
Posted By raqball

I have a Garmin Edge 1040 and it pairs...

I have a Garmin Edge 1040 and it pairs (obviously) just fine with the Varia RTL 515 I have. It also pairs and allows control of the Bontrager Ion 200 RT front light. When I turn on the Garmin it...
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