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11-26-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Steve B.

What do you want it to do ?, and what steered you...

What do you want it to do ?, and what steered you towards a GPS tracking computer ?.

Besides the very same functions available on a $50 Cateye - speed, distance and riding time, the top of the...
11-25-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Steve B.

I agree that a largest cog of around 45-46 seems...

I agree that a largest cog of around 45-46 seems to be sufficient, I have a 1X on my Spec. Chisel, has a Sunrace cassette with a 46, I don't think I've ever used it, so a 50 would be complete...
11-25-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Steve B.

I'd be riding it a bit before changing, you might...

I'd be riding it a bit before changing, you might be fine with stock.
11-24-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Steve B.

Ride With GPS

Ride With GPS
Forum: Foo
11-24-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By Steve B.

My cats are all indoors. When I was feeding the...

My cats are all indoors. When I was feeding the 3 kittens I NEVER saw the momma cat. We think she's a tabby weve seen every few weeks wandering thru, she looked pregnant during the summer, we...
11-21-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,454
Posted By Steve B.

And repair parts - saddle bag to carry, 2 spare...

And repair parts - saddle bag to carry, 2 spare tubes, CO2, small bike tool, with tire levers, maybe a patch kit. And a mini-pump mounted on a bottle cage. And - Yes, 2 bottle cages, some water...
11-20-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,141
Posted By Steve B.

In my basement ...

In my basement
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Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By Steve B.

3 days of feeding, last night nobody comes out...

3 days of feeding, last night nobody comes out from under my shed to eat, the food isn't touched as of this morning. I leave another plate out this morning, doesn't get touched. So I'm then down on...
11-17-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,374
Posted By Steve B.

We have seen posts about some LBS's not selling...

We have seen posts about some LBS's not selling parts for home shop work, only for parts installed by the shop. Most folks think it's a supply issue reaction, where they are essentially hoarding...
11-17-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Steve B.

I doubt the frame will fail, you will likely see...

I doubt the frame will fail, you will likely see issues with the wheels, rear wheel especially, before anything else breaks. f]Factory wheels never last.
Forum: Foo
11-15-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By Steve B.

We just last night, at 12:30, discovered we have...

We just last night, at 12:30, discovered we have 3 kittens living under our shed (rear flood lights cycling on/off, on/off). Now I get to feed them in preparation for trapping, then cleaning up and...
11-13-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,017
Posted By Steve B.

Best overall is my current Cannondale Topstone...

Best overall is my current Cannondale Topstone aluminum. Its a 105 equipped bike with a 30/46 crank and an 11-34 cassette so has great gearing for when I ride places with hills. I purchased a 2nd set...
Forum: Northeast
11-12-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By Steve B.

There's a reason they call it "Bear Mountain...

There's a reason they call it "Bear Mountain State Park".
11-12-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Steve B.

Understandable once you know that they (Shimano)...

Understandable once you know that they (Shimano) leave the cover in place in the event you want to use the stiffer than a sneaker cycling shoe on a flat pedal or one with a cage and strap. Only take...
11-11-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Steve B.

To get into boxes that are not considered over...

To get into boxes that are not considered over sized by the shipping companies, the bikes pretty much need any pedals removed, and the handle bar and stem off the steerer and turned 90 deg. to fit in...
11-10-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By Steve B.

I usually do a roll out. I lineup the valve dead...

I usually do a roll out. I lineup the valve dead up/down, mark the floor with a piece of chalk, roll the bike so the wheel makes a complete revolution, mark the floor where the valve is, measure and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By Steve B.

Do you need/want the weight of a suspension fork...

Do you need/want the weight of a suspension fork on a road ?
Forum: Touring
11-09-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Steve B.

2 buddies did the organized ECT ride 3-4years...

2 buddies did the organized ECT ride 3-4years ago, one guy was on an older Trek with 28mm road tires, he said he was fine and had no issues on the dirt and gravel. There's a significant amount of...
Forum: Northeast
11-08-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By Steve B.

I'm not sure there's any state money helping this...

I'm not sure there's any state money helping this along, I think it's been all county funded and is why it's taking forever. Duchess has been committed and has funded the southern segments, Columbia...
11-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,277
Posted By Steve B.

Yes. My CamelBack bottle is plastic thus I would...

Yes. My CamelBack bottle is plastic thus I would limit to warm, not boiling hot that might melt the plastics.
11-07-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Steve B.

Theres an existing thread on this in the...

Theres an existing thread on this in the Northeast section

https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/1241816-there-s-new-750-mile-bicycle-route-new-york-nyt.html
Forum: Northeast
11-07-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By Steve B.

My thought about it being rushed, was I wished...

My thought about it being rushed, was I wished they had put out the money to build an actual paved or gravel bike path in place of the on road segments. Then it would really be a bike "trail". ...
Forum: Northeast
11-06-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By Steve B.

Its the Empire State Trail. Its only partly a...

Its the Empire State Trail. Its only partly a "trail", theres likely 50% on road. They basically rushed the concept and thru up a lot of signage on existing trails and on road bike routes.
11-05-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,306
Posted By Steve B.

Its whatever you're comfortable with. I ride very...

Its whatever you're comfortable with. I ride very wide drop bars - 46cm, set same height as the seat (except my road racing bike, which is an inch lower) and can ride those bars for hours. My mt....
11-05-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,306
Posted By Steve B.

This I find that flat bars just get...

This

I find that flat bars just get uncomfortable after 15 - 20 miles or so. Drop bars have many more hand positions, each moves you back and shoulders a bit and that makes them better for long...
11-01-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 282,898
Posted By Steve B.

Oh, of course they can. And especially the heat....

Oh, of course they can. And especially the heat. Ive had cats fight over a spot in the sun.
10-31-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure, you might be asking about cycling data,...

Not sure, you might be asking about cycling data, in which case I use Ride With GPS as my activity tracker. Has a place for notes
10-31-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 282,898
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure how they can sleep like this, but he's...

Not sure how they can sleep like this, but he's still a kitten. This is Elliot, age 5 mos.
...
10-31-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By Steve B.

Quick notes I put into Evernote on my iPhone. ...

Quick notes I put into Evernote on my iPhone. Its multi platform so I have access to them everywhere. Stuff I know Im keeping I do as a doc on Google Drive, also multi platform.
10-31-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 282,898
Posted By Steve B.

Sorry for your loss, rumrunn. Never an easy...

Sorry for your loss, rumrunn. Never an easy decision.
10-28-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Steve B.

Neither of your choices. I use TrailForks as its...

Neither of your choices. I use TrailForks as its an app I can use with a Garmin.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Steve B.

Ive used now discontinued Performance brand XXL...

Ive used now discontinued Performance brand XXL neoprene booties for a long time, they've held up well. The XXL fits over my size 46 mt. bike shoes. Good for temps in the 20's (F). Its going to be...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Steve B.

Many manufacturers state that the sloping too...

Many manufacturers state that the sloping too tube stiffens the main triangle. That wouldn't be a bad thing on a touring bike as you dont want a squirmy bike. But there are many more design choices...
10-27-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Steve B.

My Lake 303 winter boots in wide are not as wide...

My Lake 303 winter boots in wide are not as wide as my Shimano XC7 mt. bike shoes. Im sticking with Shimano from now on
10-25-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,498
Posted By Steve B.

At first and for many months after, I really...

At first and for many months after, I really liked my K2. Now I'm back on my 1030. I may sell the K2. It has rock solid navigation, the TBT is dead on and fast, the maps are beautiful, good...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,535
Posted By Steve B.

Options are head east from NW Maine towards the...

Options are head east from NW Maine towards the I95 corridor. There are a LOT of dirt roads outside of the North Maine Woods owned property. Or go up into Quebec and stay close to the US border. ...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,535
Posted By Steve B.

Well here's a wrinkle. Your route has you cycling...

Well here's a wrinkle. Your route has you cycling on roads in the North Maine Woods. You cannot ride a bike on these roads. Its stated on their website

"No bicycles, motorcycles, all-terrain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 07:05 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Steve B.

I dont think they have ever been directional, or...

I dont think they have ever been directional, or at least I've never paid attention
10-23-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,498
Posted By Steve B.

Wahoo uses the smarthone app to activate and...

Wahoo uses the smarthone app to activate and configure the device. Theres no other method Im aware of to activate a Wahoo. I assume if you are deciding on a GPS unit, you would not want to get a...
10-23-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,498
Posted By Steve B.

If by "connected" you mean a cable ?, you dont...

If by "connected" you mean a cable ?, you dont need that. You can use the BlueTooth connection to the Garmin Connect app on a smartphone, either to download "courses" created on the Connect website,...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,535
Posted By Steve B.

https://youtu.be/LzF5rl-T3Zs That link may...

https://youtu.be/LzF5rl-T3Zs

That link may not be good. His YT handle is GrayBeard Nomad

Also Chris Shontz's channel, venture4wd, he did a trip thru here a few years back. Unfortunately...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,535
Posted By Steve B.

This Gaia GPS is used by a lot of the...

This

Gaia GPS is used by a lot of the overlanding community. Likely has the best data base off non-paved roads that I've seen. It uses their own topo, plus/or National Geographic, and/or USGS...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,535
Posted By Steve B.

I really never or rarely use a paper map for any...

I really never or rarely use a paper map for any planning. I use RWGPS primarily, checking on Googgle Satelitte as needed and on GAIA GPS for additional details about roads.
10-21-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,498
Posted By Steve B.

There are a few iQ apps for the 830 that allow...

There are a few iQ apps for the 830 that allow access via a smartphone BT connection and cell data. RWGPS is one that allows access to most of the RWGPS routes you've created, RouteCourse is...
10-21-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By Steve B.

Aerotech mikes nice stuff, not super expensive ...

Aerotech mikes nice stuff, not super expensive

Illuminite Reflective Windbreaker Cycling Jacket by Aero Tech Designs (https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/reflective-cycling-jacket.html)
10-21-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,498
Posted By Steve B.

This is more accurate if you state "The Wahoo's...

This is more accurate if you state "The Wahoo's REQUIRE a smartphone connection for initial setup".

And as note, in addition to assorted Garmin Edge's, that do not need a smartphone to operate,...
10-20-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Steve B.

You should not be posting repeat questions across...

You should not be posting repeat questions across forums. Maybe leave this one and delete the one in General. It's more appropriate here.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,030
Posted By Steve B.

I've a Cannondale Topstone 105, that I have a 2nd...

I've a Cannondale Topstone 105, that I have a 2nd set of wheels and road tires for. I ride this as my slow ride road bike. I keep my carbon Di2 bike as it's 5 lbs lighter, feels quicker and is more...
10-19-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By Steve B.

For a lot of folks on YT, if they are steady with...

For a lot of folks on YT, if they are steady with pushing content, they can make a living pushing whatever activity the YT watchers are interested in. Thus the expense of the gear as well as the...
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