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Forum: Foo
12-07-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By njkayaker

Local shops won't do much for large bicycle clubs...

Local shops won't do much for large bicycle clubs (outside of sometimes providing a discount).

I suspect they'd have even less interest in being involved with geocaching.

The advertising aspect...
11-30-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,510
Posted By njkayaker

There is only one work site (the "soft" flying...

There is only one work site (the "soft" flying requirement is for personal use).

I'm suspecting he wants to get his work place to buy him a personal bike that he can also use at work.

I don't...
11-30-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,510
Posted By njkayaker

He wants a bike for security rounds that, for...

He wants a bike for security rounds that, for some mysterious reason, isn't being bought by whomever is paying him.
He also wants a bike for personal use (one that is fast* and can easily be taken...
11-22-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,084
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: 2,084
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: 2,084
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, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,084
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.
...
11-22-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,084
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,084
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: 2,084
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....
11-21-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,084
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...
Forum: Foo
11-17-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9,589
Views: 1,388,939
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: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,536
Posted By njkayaker

Some people wonder why others don't understand...

Some people wonder why others don't understand "on you left".

Part of the problem is assuming, since they know what they are doing, the others do as well.

There's a two step process: (1)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By njkayaker

There's a subforum dedicated to that: ...

There's a subforum dedicated to that:

https://www.bikeforums.net/early-brifter-bikes-7-8-9-speed/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,290
Posted By njkayaker

You might be overthinking this. All of the...

You might be overthinking this.

All of the bikes you listed are fine (which is the "better bike" doesn't really matter).

The BMC bike is convenient to rent, not expensive (don't worry about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,536
Posted By njkayaker

Nothing is going to be perfect. You are generally...

Nothing is going to be perfect. You are generally better off doing more than doing less.

If you ring the bell only when you are close, it will be more likely to startle them.

I will try to use...
10-27-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,216
Posted By njkayaker

The point of UCI bicycle racing isn't to...

The point of UCI bicycle racing isn't to encourage innovation. The point of having the rules is to not to have races between different technologies.
10-27-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,216
Posted By njkayaker

??? The UCI rules don't pertain to your riding.

??? The UCI rules don't pertain to your riding.
10-25-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By njkayaker

Why they mentioned NL isn't a mystery (except to...

Why they mentioned NL isn't a mystery (except to you).
10-24-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
Posted By njkayaker

"Chicklet"? Saying microSD card is less...

"Chicklet"?

Saying microSD card is less confusing.

The old units (like the 800/810) needed the card for maps. They did not need them for routes (the internal memory was large enough for that)....
10-22-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
Posted By njkayaker

You really should also be clear about why. You'll...

You really should also be clear about why. You'll tend to get better answers.

It seems you want the device to be able to function in places without a cell network. Keep in mind that needing a...
10-22-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​​You are kinda in the weeds here (and not...

​​​​​​You are kinda in the weeds here (and not really being helpful).

The Garmins don't need to connect to the internet to "activate" them. But you do need to connect to the internet to get...
10-21-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
Posted By njkayaker

The Garmins don't need a smartphone for set-up at...

The Garmins don't need a smartphone for set-up at all. Keep in mind that setup is not being done regularly.

None of them (Garmins, Hammerhead Karoo, Wahoo) need a smartphone to use for navigation....
10-21-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
Posted By njkayaker

The Garmin Edges (and other Garmin models) can be...

The Garmin Edges (and other Garmin models) can be paired to a smartphone but don’t need to.

That is, the Garmin Edges don’t need a smartphone to work at all.

To copy routes and to update...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,440
Posted By njkayaker

They can't forget about something they weren't...

They can't forget about something they weren't told. There was no indication that it was Israel (until later).
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,286
Posted By njkayaker

It knows the fuel consumption. That, and the...

It knows the fuel consumption. That, and the mileage, is all that is needed. It uses the past history of that to predict the remaining range. It’s not complicated.


What you are doing is a...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By njkayaker

The OP was fairly-certainly talking about a...

The OP was fairly-certainly talking about a center/left lane.


This makes sense.

If the right turn lane has little or no traffic (compared to the left straight-lane), I doubt anybody would...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By njkayaker

That's (primarily) a bus lane that other people...

That's (primarily) a bus lane that other people are allowed to use to make right turns from (into all the driveways). It's also not "miles long".

Seems clear he's talking about a left turn lane....
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By njkayaker

Is this a right turn lane or a center turn lane?...

Is this a right turn lane or a center turn lane? It makes a huge difference.[/QUOTE]
Seems clear he's talking about a left turn lane.

Given that he said it was "a few miles" long**, it seems...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By njkayaker

Where is this exactly? Ride on the right...

Where is this exactly?

Ride on the right side. You can't legally travel (keep going straight) in the turn lane.

You might consider using a rear flasher.
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,679
Posted By njkayaker

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/27/...

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/27/18243425/usb-3-2-standard-names-connectivity-cables-innovators-forum#:~:text=USB%203.2%20Gen%201%3A%20originally,data%20at%20up%20to%205Gbps.&text=USB...
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,679
Posted By njkayaker

We have a standard... ...

We have a standard...

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/30/22702453/usb-c-pd-240-watt-charging-usb4-data-transfer-logo-branding-standard

... and it's gone.

Anybody remember the "USB 3.2 gen 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By njkayaker

You definitely don't need an ebike. ...

You definitely don't need an ebike.


​​​​​​​Cool. You still don't need it. Not at all.
09-27-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,224
Posted By njkayaker

As far as I can tell, this is a "desperate" mode....

As far as I can tell, this is a "desperate" mode.

Use a $10 external battery (along with your Hagstrom pages).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,322
Posted By njkayaker

Consider yourself lucky.

Consider yourself lucky.
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,521
Posted By njkayaker

The top edge of the bubble is at the 17' mark. ...

The top edge of the bubble is at the 17' mark.

Isn't the correct reading at the middle of the bubble?
09-19-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Posted By njkayaker

They are only a problem to people who think they...

They are only a problem to people who think they are saying it's safe to go. They are only yielding.

You must determine whether it's safe for you to go (like always).


Nothing in this kit is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: It's optional. It also...

:rolleyes:

It's optional.

It also serves a legitimate purpose for some people.

What evidence do you have that Garmin is "marketing your data"?
09-17-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By njkayaker

WAAS was very useful when "selective...

WAAS was very useful when "selective availability" (SA) was disabled.

Since SA isn't disabled now (usually!), WAAS isn't as useful.



New cheaper GNSS receivers likely don't support WAAS...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,843
Posted By njkayaker

This is kind of obvious but some people still...

This is kind of obvious but some people still miss it.

Specialized might consider that selling bikes through a shop without this conflict of interest to be better long term.

Mike's might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,843
Posted By njkayaker

??? Mike's is owned by a competing brand.

???

Mike's is owned by a competing brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,843
Posted By njkayaker

Pon owns Cervelo. How focused on selling...

Pon owns Cervelo.

How focused on selling Specialized would Mikeís end-up being?

Might Specialized be served better with an outlet without that conflict of interest?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,843
Posted By njkayaker

Meh. So, they said it in a less than accurate...

Meh. So, they said it in a less than accurate way.

Itís not likely they can ask for proof you ordered a specialized bike elsewhere.

They canít legally force you to accept another bike instead...
09-10-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By njkayaker

It would be quite frustrating to enter an address...

It would be quite frustrating to enter an address using a few buttons. The 530 isn't really the appropriate device for that use. The 830 and 1030+ have touch screens which let's them use the screen...
09-08-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,350
Posted By njkayaker

The rider turning into traffic has the...

The rider turning into traffic has the responsibility to look. It's not all on the one rider.
09-08-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,350
Posted By njkayaker

On a narrow road? Most people.

On a narrow road? Most people.
09-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,761
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, yes, they do. ...

Yes, yes, they do.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/money-is-no-object


There's a standard/common understanding for this common phrase. You can't try to "win" an argument by using a...
09-07-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,205
Posted By njkayaker

Many people already do that. Even with that,...

Many people already do that.

Even with that, Garmin, Wahoo, and Hammerhead see a market for cycling-specific devices.

Smartphones took a way a lot of the market for car GPS units. They took...
09-07-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,761
Posted By njkayaker

??? They mean the same thing.

???

They mean the same thing.
09-06-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,761
Posted By njkayaker

The person bike companies pay to buy another...

The person bike companies pay to buy another brand.
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