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Forum: Touring
05-22-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

Tubus is tough to get right now. REI seemingly...

Tubus is tough to get right now. REI seemingly has stopped carrying that brand, which is baffling. My local shop says they cannot get yet. Universal Cycles shows not available and the Tubus...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Steve B.

Heavy. Lot of carbon used to maintain the shape...

Heavy. Lot of carbon used to maintain the shape without breaking. It was a mostly gimmicky look, IMO.
05-22-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By Steve B.

It allows you to pick are more direct line thru...

It allows you to pick are more direct line thru obstacles, knowing that the suspension deals with the bumps. On long rides saves energy and you feel less fatigued.
05-22-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Steve B.

Good one. Had I stayed awake during Mrs....

Good one. Had I stayed awake during Mrs. Phimsters 5th grade English class, I might actually know how to correctly use an apostrophe.
05-21-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 547
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting. My boot time is longer than my...

Interesting. My boot time is longer than my 1030, but not terrible and it finds satellites quickly. By the time its booted, its ready to roll. Ive learned to time power up in my basement and by...
05-21-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Steve B.

So what's the question ?, the Sidi's don't work,...

So what's the question ?, the Sidi's don't work, use the Shimano's.
Forum: Foo
05-21-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By Steve B.

I've liked a brick and mortar guy in a local...

I've liked a brick and mortar guy in a local community. His rates are always competitive. Just contact somebody, our local newspaper always has a listing of a dozen or more, credit unions,...
05-20-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 547
Posted By Steve B.

All valid issues. One thing I do see is HH seems...

All valid issues. One thing I do see is HH seems to make more of an effort to find and fix really glaring bugs. Faster then Garmin in most respects. And I wouldn't place much faith in ANYBODYS...
05-20-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 547
Posted By Steve B.

Also give a good look at a Hammerhead Karoo 2. ...

Also give a good look at a Hammerhead Karoo 2. Its a very polished and usable device. Arguably does navigation and TBT better than Garmin, certainly has nicer screens and maps. Doesn't have the...
05-20-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 331,414
Posted By Steve B.

Friend of my wifes had a cat named "Nothing...

Friend of my wifes had a cat named "Nothing Yet".
05-20-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 547
Posted By Steve B.

The Plus is a pretty refined product. I cannot...

The Plus is a pretty refined product. I cannot foresee what Garmin could add to the OS to charge more than the $700 they had the 1030 Plus at. Thus I think $450 is a very good buy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 818
Posted By Steve B.

Good point and apologies if that came off...

Good point and apologies if that came off offensively. I was not sure if you missed the OP's comment about group rides. Possibly the OP is hoping that by finding a less twitchy bike he can feel...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

I have a suspicion that were I to contact Tubus...

I have a suspicion that were I to contact Tubus or Axiom I would learn there probably is no standard placement for a mid-fork eyelet and that all the rack manufacturers can do is provide parts to...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, photo from last night. I swapped the black...

Yes, photo from last night. I swapped the black bolts today for stainless with washers.
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

I was surprised that the Axiom was completely not...

I was surprised that the Axiom was completely not going to install, Well, it would, but only at a 30 deg. tilt to the rear, which to me was unacceptable as the panniers were not close to level. As...
05-19-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By Steve B.

I think its inherant to some GPS units whose...

I think its inherant to some GPS units whose processors are just slow. Ive seen Garmins react this way, just a slow update to obvious changes in speed.

The solution is usually add a speed sensor...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

Have bike eyelet positions changed

Finally, finally getting my touring setup going. In addition to purchasing F and R Ortleibs, I purchased Axiom F & R racks. The front would absolutely not fit my bike, returned it, ordered what...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By Steve B.

Routes others have ridden are only useful to you...

Routes others have ridden are only useful to you if they go someplace you want to go. I start by researching where I might want to camp, look to see where there are any convenient campgrounds, then...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Steve B.

Registration is already closed, ride is filled up.

Registration is already closed, ride is filled up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 818
Posted By Steve B.

No, he stated he cant stand riding in packs. ...

No, he stated he cant stand riding in packs.

@OP, I'd be looking for longer wheel base bikes, they will handle slower, feel less twitchey. Gravel bikes can be that, you can always get a 2nd wheel...
05-18-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,273
Posted By Steve B.

Funerals for sure. Folks know theres no choice,...

Funerals for sure. Folks know theres no choice, no problem, you just stay patient. NOBODY wants to be that way when its cyclists as they view it as a less then necessary activity. If it were...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Steve B.

North end is less hilly, Auburn, Seneca Falls,...

North end is less hilly, Auburn, Seneca Falls, Geneva. South side is hilly, Watkins Glen, Ithaca, etc..... thats the geography. Look up the Bon Ton Roulet, its an organized 7 day supported ride...
Forum: Introductions
05-18-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Steve B.

Welcome. Did you have a question you needed...

Welcome. Did you have a question you needed answered ?
05-18-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By Steve B.

I was never planning on riding in blue jeans and...

I was never planning on riding in blue jeans and underwear. I always assumed padded shorts were recommended and worn by experienced riders for a reason. Its part of the comfort equation. Obviously...
05-15-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 718
Posted By Steve B.

Ive used Connect for years, but only to send my...

Ive used Connect for years, but only to send my data to and from RWGPS. Thus cannot hate it as I pretty much never use it.
05-14-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 718
Posted By Steve B.

Mount yes, HR no, there are as you notes, bundles...

Mount yes, HR no, there are as you notes, bundles for that, raises the price.
05-14-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By Steve B.

I was going to type a smart assed reply and say I...

I was going to type a smart assed reply and say I figured out my fit and position about 30 years ago and stuck with it, but thats really only the case with my road bikes. My most recent road bike, a...
05-14-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 718
Posted By Steve B.

Less than that, I think they list at $300, can...

Less than that, I think they list at $300, can often be found for $250.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By Steve B.

And if after a few months of struggling, even...

And if after a few months of struggling, even with the 34, an option would be to switch out the 34/50 crank to a 30/46. You'd need a new bottom bracket likely, but they are cheap. This is a common...
05-13-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Steve B.

Why bother ?, use a durable water proof case and...

Why bother ?, use a durable water proof case and bring along some USB battery sticks or packs. Will you be staring at the phone while riding, using for navigation ?.
05-13-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,273
Posted By Steve B.

Agree that the sheer size of the group makes this...

Agree that the sheer size of the group makes this a huge aggravation for anybody following in a car. There likely needs to be some form of club policy limiting a group size to 12-15. I quit riding...
05-12-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Steve B.

Mis-adjusted rear derailer ? You can set this...

Mis-adjusted rear derailer ? You can set this pretty easily, there are adjustment points for up and down shifts. Have you read the manual for the rear derailer ?

One thing to consider is that if...
05-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,255
Posted By Steve B.

Ive lived within a half mile of salt water tidal...

Ive lived within a half mile of salt water tidal inlets for 40 years, never had corrosion on any steel or aluminum bikes.

If I were buying, I'd be looking at the FEMA flood maps and stay out of...
05-09-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Steve B.

I edit my RWGPS completed rides, I indicate who I...

I edit my RWGPS completed rides, I indicate who I rode with, where exactly, weather, and under "What did you take on this trip" I indicate the bike name. I have all the bikes added under Gear in...
05-09-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Steve B.

If your current device has sync'd with RWGPS,...

If your current device has sync'd with RWGPS, that should provide a record of rides up to current use. When you switch device, RWGPS doesn't care or even know the source of the ride data, though...
05-09-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Steve B.

I dont think Bike Profile data (I.E. which bike...

I dont think Bike Profile data (I.E. which bike used on a ride) ever went to Connect. It was info stored locally on the device only. On the newer series you can select a type of activity for an...
05-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Steve B.

Ergon makes a very nice grip with a flat portion...

Ergon makes a very nice grip with a flat portion for the palm, I find them very comfortable and worth the price. They tighten with a set screw. You can get them with or without the bar ends.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Steve B.

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take...

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take the lane so they dont have room to pass.
05-04-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,317
Posted By Steve B.

Load route you go to Navigation, select a route...

Load route you go to Navigation, select a route and start it. Choose route from the list in Navigation of routes you have downloaded. If I need to download, I back out, go to iQ, RWGPS app, it...
05-04-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,317
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting, as outside of the use of a...

Interesting, as outside of the use of a smartphone for initial setup, I didnt find my Bolt any more user friendly than the 3 Garmins I've owned. In terms of day to day uses on the device, I do find...
05-04-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By Steve B.

OK, I do know that having viewed countless hitch...

OK, I do know that having viewed countless hitch racks, I have never seen a license plate mounted as in the photo. I have read its pretty much require din many Euro countries. But my experience is...
05-04-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By Steve B.

Do they offer plate holders ?

Do they offer plate holders ?
05-04-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,317
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin has a support page explaining this, it...

Garmin has a support page explaining this, it states among other things "It only affects the data that is written to the file for storage on the device "
...
05-04-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By Steve B.

This kind of infraction is mentioned here on BF...

This kind of infraction is mentioned here on BF every so often. Not enough it seems for the assorted manufactures to offer license plate mounting brackets on their hitch racks. Not sure how...
05-04-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By Steve B.

Really ?. The cop isn't giving YOU a ticket...

Really ?. The cop isn't giving YOU a ticket because you're being YOU, I mean how does he write that on the ticket ?, what infraction is that ?. He's giving you a ticket because he feels the bike...
05-04-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,317
Posted By Steve B.

I looked this up, you are completely correct. I...

I looked this up, you are completely correct. I love it when my understanding of something is found to be completely in error !!!!. Heh, heh !.
05-03-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,317
Posted By Steve B.

With known time, a more accurate location due to...

With known time, a more accurate location due to the 1 sec record of position, will provide a more accurate speed.
05-03-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,317
Posted By Steve B.

Logging breadcrumbs, as it were, every second, as...

Logging breadcrumbs, as it were, every second, as opposed to Smart, would make for a more accurate track, that would show increased accuracy of the actual route ridden, speed would be more accurate...
05-02-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By Steve B.

I'd never heard that either, apparently some...

I'd never heard that either, apparently some moron of an Iowa cop gave a guy a ticket for the ball interfering with his view of the license plate. Really puzzling as the ball on the bumper is a...
05-02-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By Steve B.

Supreme court ruling about license plates

Seems the Iowa court of appeals just ruled that use of a a trailer hitch, as well as a fixed item such as a bicycle rack, does not violate Iowa state law about obstructions of a license plate....
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