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06-29-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Badger6

I’ll be honest with ya, 38s are fine for gravel,...

I’ll be honest with ya, 38s are fine for gravel, IMO. Build it, and go have some awesome adventure with your wife.
06-29-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 989
Posted By Badger6

Schadenfreude is a thing. I'm not sure that this...

Schadenfreude is a thing. I'm not sure that this is that, tho...considering the victim bounced right up and rode off.
06-29-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By Badger6

Q1: See this...

Q1: See this (https://www.******.com/r/bikewrench/comments/he2sqb/oval_chainring_and_chain_length_requirements/). TL;DR, the chain ring shape (oval v. round) shouldn't affect the chain length, just...
06-28-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Badger6

I scanned the review fast…width isn’t always the...

I scanned the review fast…width isn’t always the limitation for tire size, especially with 700c. The “close” dimension could be the fork crown.

I have no experience with Sage frames, personally or...
06-28-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Badger6

Define good? It definitely looks good. This...

Define good? It definitely looks good.

This review (https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/frames/sage-barlow-titanium-frameset) of a full build is favorable. Depending on what she wants, though,...
06-28-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

Based on the variety of statements I made, I...

Based on the variety of statements I made, I think it is quite clear, friend.
06-28-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Badger6

Totally agree more pixels would be nice. However,...

Totally agree more pixels would be nice. However, I've discovered after several rides that (a) manual zoom (controlling it by using the +/- roundels in the corners of the map) is far superior for me...
06-28-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

Rather than use hardware, it appears to use a...

Rather than use hardware, it appears to use a calculation (anyone remember the “rise over run” stuff from Algebra?) that ostensibly uses inputs from the barometric altimeter (y-axis) and either the...
06-28-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

5krunner and a few other online reviews claim a...

5krunner and a few other online reviews claim a gyroscope is on board. I’m also well aware of the difference between a gyroscope and compass, I wasn’t even close to suggesting they're the same.
...
06-28-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 248
Posted By Badger6

100% this. Detraining is a thing that happens...

100% this. Detraining is a thing that happens pretty fast. I sometimes go on holiday and can’t take a bike along, 4+ days no riding, the first one back is usually pretty miserable, even though I’m...
06-27-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,466
Posted By Badger6

Don’t do it. How is this a thread of this...

Don’t do it. How is this a thread of this length…I’ll see myself out now.
06-27-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 248
Posted By Badger6

To your two part question: part 1, sometimes, and...

To your two part question: part 1, sometimes, and part 2, sometimes. From Garmin/First Beat (https://www.firstbeatanalytics.com/en/features/recovery-time/), "Recovery Time predicts how long it will...
06-27-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

njkayaker I think you’ve missed my point. I am...

njkayaker I think you’ve missed my point. I am not suggesting that it is unimportant or odd to know the gradient one is riding on, but to expect that kind fo data on a near instant basis is just not...
06-26-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

It is intriguing. I agree. I was on a ramp...

It is intriguing. I agree. I was on a ramp yesterday that was signed as 10%, and in fact the Garmin said it was 11%. Maybe the sign was wrong. Either way, whether it tells me the instant the pitch...
06-26-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

Direct use comparison: it works a lot better....

Direct use comparison: it works a lot better. Navigating is much easier with the speed that it calculates...at the start of the route and mid-route, if you go off course. The option to pause...
06-25-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

I’ll be really honest…the teething issues that...

I’ll be really honest…the teething issues that are being claimed seem like urban legends. I see complaints all around the corners of the internets where this stuff is discussed, and they all seem...
06-25-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Badger6

The difference between 8.9 and 9.0 is...

The difference between 8.9 and 9.0 is meaningless…it’s just how Boardman names the bikes.

That said, the advice of mstateglfr is solid.
06-24-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

Well, I guess that answers the question for those...

Well, I guess that answers the question for those looking at a Garmin Edge, buy the 1040 or wait for the 840, should follow sometime next year.
06-24-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Badger6

Let me stop you there. On average most of the...

Let me stop you there. On average most of the gravel bikes you see offer different geometry and different solutions for dealing with a surface that until 10-15 years ago was simply not where many...
06-23-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Badger6

Garmin Edge 1040

Not sure who else got one when they were introduced a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve seen plenty of folks offering their opinions in the "Buy the 1030+ or wait?“ thread, but as far as I can tell, no...
06-23-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Badger6

I bought a hard mount, and put it on one of my...

I bought a hard mount, and put it on one of my bikes with a round seat post. I’ve never removed it because I always have something more important to work on…but it does hit the inside of my left leg...
06-23-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Badger6

So many variables. As already stated, stick with...

So many variables. As already stated, stick with it. It’ll dissuade all but the most determined.
06-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Badger6

You’ve got me thinking... ...

You’ve got me thinking...
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The start/end point is...
06-21-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Badger6

Interesting. All of mine (at least the 20 or so I...

Interesting. All of mine (at least the 20 or so I just spot checked from the last 6 weeks) are using the correct elapsed time.
06-20-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Badger6

Yesterday, I did a ride with 2:50:34 moving, but...

Yesterday, I did a ride with 2:50:34 moving, but the elapsed time was almost 4 hours. I have attached a screen grab for reference. This got me curious, so I went and verified a few other rides where...
06-18-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Badger6

The surface (in my experience) is not the cause....

The surface (in my experience) is not the cause. It is biting off more than I should chew, so to speak. Going big, exceeding my conditioning, and bam, sore back.

Riding a bike is not a...
06-11-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Badger6

Count the pins of the chain you removed (if you...

Count the pins of the chain you removed (if you pushed a pin out, count that one, also). Then lengthen the new chain so that when assembled (with either a pin or quick link) it has the same number of...
06-11-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

No reason to doubt your use case, though my n=2...

No reason to doubt your use case, though my n=2 (me using one for about a week, and a friend of mine who does long distance endurance events) says 6-7 is about all you can expect without external...
06-08-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

The training metrics are the key. I might be...

The training metrics are the key. I might be almost 50, but I am not ready to accept I am aging (even though I am), and Garmin is providing an ecosystem that enables me maximizing my efforts. No...
06-08-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

The battery life is neat. The training metrics...

The battery life is neat. The training metrics are more interesting.
06-08-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,904
Posted By Badger6

Basically, doing math based on a personal use...

Basically, doing math based on a personal use case of the K2, it’s more like 1/7.
05-20-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Badger6

dwmckee 's advice is rock solid, and so is the...

dwmckee 's advice is rock solid, and so is the bit about technique. Combine any tire with a supple carcass (120tpi or higher) and practice good climbing technique, and you won't have much to worry...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,849
Posted By Badger6

It’s because it doesn’t happen. ANT+ was designed...

It’s because it doesn’t happen. ANT+ was designed so that the various devices using the protocol wouldn’t interfere with each other when they were within range of each other.
04-12-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By Badger6

Yes. Once adjusted (as long as you do not bend...

Yes. Once adjusted (as long as you do not bend your derailleur hangar) it never goes out of adjustment, because electric wires don’t stretch. ;)

The biggest “issue/concern" is making sure the...
04-12-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Badger6

Are you saying you’ve got a hot spot? And you get...

Are you saying you’ve got a hot spot? And you get saddle sores at that location? It could well be the saddle, but it could also be the chamois in your bibs or the chamois lube you use (if you do, or...
04-12-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Badger6

650b x2.1 is fun, a lot of fun….on single track...

650b x2.1 is fun, a lot of fun….on single track and muddy gravel in February. It is a hell of a lot of work, and heavy, and slow if you’re course doesn't have much of those things in it, however....
04-12-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,285
Posted By Badger6

Play with the Silca calculator to find the right...

Play with the Silca calculator to find the right starting point. in my experience, even on “skinnier” road tires, their numbers can tolerate a 10-15% reduction in air pressure, safely (especially...
04-10-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,285
Posted By Badger6

The Pathfinder Pro’s (38mm) I had mounted until a...

The Pathfinder Pro’s (38mm) I had mounted until a week ago were plenty supple. I ran them pretty low, 35psi, and they were excellent. Perhaps a slightly lower inflation pressure will help.
01-10-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Badger6

Fortunately the OP is not going to run into this...

Fortunately the OP is not going to run into this issue *by design" or just good luck, since they intend to use a MTB (aka, flat bar) shifter with the MTB RD.
01-09-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Badger6

GRX to Rx000 compatibility is no brainer….GRX is...

GRX to Rx000 compatibility is no brainer….GRX is “gravel” but it is really road. XT/XTR cassettes in 11-speed are compatible to road RDs as well, with a 1.85mm spacer placed behind it, again because...
01-09-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,804
Posted By Badger6

I figured this was as good as any place to put...

I figured this was as good as any place to put this…

Write up at Cycling Tips that summarizes a recent podcast with the CEO of SRAM, Ken Lousberg, talking about supply chain woes. Teaser: he...
01-09-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Badger6

I can’t quickly find the spec right now, but I...

I can’t quickly find the spec right now, but I recall reading something shortly after the new 12-speed DA/Ulty was announced that indicated they use the same width chain…which to me means the cogs on...
01-08-22, 02:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,528
Posted By Badger6

All of them.

All of them.
01-08-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,528
Posted By Badger6

I run primarily 700cx38 on my newer Diverge...

I run primarily 700cx38 on my newer Diverge (though I’ve got 650bx50…measuring 54mm when inflated), and 32s (measuring 35 when inflated) on my older one. Both see lots of gravel. I’ll fight someone...
01-08-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Badger6

If I understand your basic question, “using...

If I understand your basic question, “using 12-speed MTB RD with 12-speed road cassette", yes it will work. The only issue you may run into is the B-screw adjustment, since the MTB RDs were designed...
01-04-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By Badger6

Considering the small size of the internal parts,...

Considering the small size of the internal parts, I cannot imagine they are indestructible, especially the individual components of the switches. The right side gets used far more (in my case almost...
12-30-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 258,112
Posted By Badger6

Pirelli Cintauro M tires in 650bx50 for my DT...

Pirelli Cintauro M tires in 650bx50 for my DT Swiss GRC 1400 wheelset. I mention the wheelset because mounted the tires meaure 54mm. They are definitely not “fast,” but they work great on rough...
12-30-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Badger6

Your conditions don’t sound like a simulation of...

Your conditions don’t sound like a simulation of a 300 lb rider with disc brakes, cubewheels, they sound like the experience of someone who seems unable/unwilling to pick a line and lacks bike...
12-29-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Badger6

And then... And considering the 14 1/2...

And then...



And considering the 14 1/2 hours between the posts, you already had these on…maybe your original post was a typo?
12-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Badger6

False. A properly built 24 or 28 spoke wheel...

False. A properly built 24 or 28 spoke wheel (front or rear) will be stronger than any of us would ever need. The key is properly built, which means properly tensioned.
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