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03-15-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,415
Posted By John_V

Another vote for bone conducting headphones....

Another vote for bone conducting headphones. They're like driving in your car with the radio on. You hear the music and everything else around you, And unlike riding with speakers,you don't force...
03-15-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,716
Posted By John_V

When I got back into riding, 11 years ago, I was...

When I got back into riding, 11 years ago, I was getting cramps on a regular basis, especially night cramps. Here in Florida, it's common to get dehydrated so I made sure I was drinking lots of water...
02-23-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,031
Posted By John_V

I ride within the rules of the sate I'm riding...

I ride within the rules of the sate I'm riding in. I ride my bike like I would drive my car and I don't assume the right of way without caution (even if I have it). A 3,000 plus pound vehicle will...
02-22-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,837
Posted By John_V

I found that out well after buying the Brooks....

I found that out well after buying the Brooks. When I bought it, I asked the guy at the LBS (my regular LBS doesn't carry Brooks) what he recommended and he pushed the B-17 over the other Brooks...
01-29-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,262
Posted By John_V

Been using Scott Shop Rags from Sam's Club for...

Been using Scott Shop Rags from Sam's Club for years. $14.00 for 350 industrial paper rags that are just as good as any rag I've used. They don't scratch the paint on the bike and they hold up really...
01-16-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,504
Posted By John_V

Compact front, 11-28 cassette and I stay in the...

Compact front, 11-28 cassette and I stay in the large chain ring. It's worked for many years and at my age, there's no point in changing it.
01-08-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By John_V

I normally average 10,000 to 12,000 annual miles....

I normally average 10,000 to 12,000 annual miles. Last year was, well, last year. Between a bad crash that had me off the bike for two months with a broken clavicle and some medical issues that...
01-05-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By John_V

After you have one side of the tire mounted and...

After you have one side of the tire mounted and the tube in, as you start mounting the other side of the tire, push both sides that have been mounted toward the center of the wheel so that the wire...
12-03-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By John_V

Nice! I simi-retired my 2012 Colnago Ace at just...

Nice! I simi-retired my 2012 Colnago Ace at just over 52,000 miles. It's now my backup bike. My CRS has 27,500 on it. I replaced both the bottom brackets on my bikes when purchased. The Ace has a...
11-28-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By John_V

Shimano makes a nice line of dual sided multi...

Shimano makes a nice line of dual sided multi purpose pedals that vary in price range.The SPD A-530 is one of them. Also don't go overboard on your first pair of cycling shoes. There are some nice...
11-24-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,717
Posted By John_V

Tifosi makes some very nice photochromatic...

Tifosi makes some very nice photochromatic sunglasses and they are nowhere near as expensive as some of the one's mentioned. You may want to look into them, as well.
11-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By John_V

On a simple bike computer with just the basics, I...

On a simple bike computer with just the basics, I like the Sigma line. Next would be CatEye. Both will do the job without having all the bells and whistles.
11-10-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,398
Posted By John_V

If you plan on using the radar with a Wahoo Bolt,...

If you plan on using the radar with a Wahoo Bolt, I would suggest that you look around for an RTL 510 instead. They should still be available and the only difference is the Bluetooth and one extra...
11-06-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,398
Posted By John_V

The newer RTL 515 and RVR 315 are compatible with...

The newer RTL 515 and RVR 315 are compatible with cell phones since they now have Bluetooth. Earlier versions of the radar are not phone compatible.
11-04-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,398
Posted By John_V

The RTL 510 and RTL 515 radars are both offered...

The RTL 510 and RTL 515 radars are both offered as a bundle with the display unit. Check to see if the RTL 315 is also offered as a bundle. My riding buddy has the RTL 510 bundle and he really likes...
10-14-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,388
Posted By John_V

Besides the incorrect chain threading, which I...

Besides the incorrect chain threading, which I think all of us has done at least once, my dumbest oopsy involved my cassette. I clean my cassette by removing it and bushing each cog with a hard...
10-07-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,725
Posted By John_V

I'm more concerned with enjoyment per mile than...

I'm more concerned with enjoyment per mile than cost per mile.
10-01-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,168
Posted By John_V

The problem with fixed mirrors is vibration....

The problem with fixed mirrors is vibration. While some are better than others at reducing vibration, the problem is always there. The problem I found with helmet and eye glass mirrors (I've used...
09-24-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,806
Posted By John_V

mmmmm! A new BF discussion - aluminum vs wooden...

mmmmm! A new BF discussion - aluminum vs wooden bats.
09-24-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,647
Posted By John_V

I'm 73 years old (74 in 3 weeks) and more of a...

I'm 73 years old (74 in 3 weeks) and more of a distance rider than a speedster. No stretching before or after riding. I do a mile or so warm up and then a mile or so cool down period at end of the...
09-20-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By John_V

I would leave it alone. Any water that gets in...

I would leave it alone. Any water that gets in will drain from the holes below. However, if you're really concerned about dirt and other stuff getting into the frame, I would use a thin bead of...
08-30-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,032
Posted By John_V

Both my road bikes have some Italian guys...

Both my road bikes have some Italian guys signature on it. Ernesto something. I'm thinking another Italian name or signature on it would be overkill and confusing.
08-25-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,398
Posted By John_V

Crashed on the 9th of last month, while going 18...

Crashed on the 9th of last month, while going 18 mph, after the rider in front of me slowed down and hit my front wheel. I had a $79.00 KASK Rapido that cracked in 4 places above the temple. Helmet...
08-21-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By John_V

Either one will work just fine. The difference is...

Either one will work just fine. The difference is that the DuoTrap is much cleaner looking and you don't have to worry about accidentally knocking it off with your foot. The advantage of the Wahoo...
08-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,355
Posted By John_V

Thatís exactly what he showed me. As long as you...

Thatís exactly what he showed me. As long as you keep pushing both sides of the tire towards the center of the rim, itíll just pop right in.
08-15-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By John_V

Wahoo has been having issues with disconnecting...

Wahoo has been having issues with disconnecting sensors for about a month or so. It all started with one of their firmware updates and a corresponding app release. The issue appears to be in the BTLE...
08-07-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,884
Posted By John_V

Can't help you there. My radar is connected to a...

Can't help you there. My radar is connected to a Wahoo Bolt. I have to power it On/Off manually as well as change the modes. Mounted on my saddle bag, it's easy for me to reach without having to stop...
07-29-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By John_V

I started riding again 10 years ago at age 63....

I started riding again 10 years ago at age 63. Eight years ago, I bought an ISM Prologue saddle which I still use. Never had any perineal issues with that saddle. I have one on each of my road bikes...
07-29-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,429
Posted By John_V

I did pretty much the same thing not knowing how...

I did pretty much the same thing not knowing how to use them. The first time I used one was on a friends flat tire. Replaced the tube, put the filler head on the valve and screwed in the cartridge...
07-21-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,789
Posted By John_V

Yes! Having the BTLE channel of your sensors...

Yes! Having the BTLE channel of your sensors connected to your phone will force the Elemnt/Bolt/Roam to connect to the sensors via Ant+. Make sure that when you are connecting your sensors to the...
07-13-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,789
Posted By John_V

Seems like all these issues started with the...

Seems like all these issues started with the release of their WB15-7502 firmware update that was released in early May. Since that release, a total of three more updates were released in the same...
07-10-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,789
Posted By John_V

I also have not experienced either of the first...

I also have not experienced either of the first two issues. However, I have had other issues that don't involve the device updates but rather the companion app. I have had several go arounds with...
06-25-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By John_V

I used to average around 2,000 miles on both my...

I used to average around 2,000 miles on both my 10 and 11 speed drive trains. I used various brands of high end chains to see which one gave me the best life and they all were about the same. After...
06-21-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By John_V

I also disliked loud hubs but after doing group...

I also disliked loud hubs but after doing group rides, I actually started liking them. Louder hubs make a great warning system when someone in the group breaks cadence.
06-16-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,872
Posted By John_V

I'm not sure! My only suggestion is to download...

I'm not sure! My only suggestion is to download the app and try it. You may have to update the Varia's firmware to the latest version for it to work but I'm also not sure of that. I have the RTL510...
06-15-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,872
Posted By John_V

Another one of my friends recently purchased a...

Another one of my friends recently purchased a Varia radar. However, he bought the new RTL515 which has Bluetooth and another light mode. He uses RideWithGPS when using routes and navigation and...
06-10-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By John_V

I think you'll find that any of the quality...

I think you'll find that any of the quality sensors (Garmin/Wahoo/Polar) are going to be in the same price range, There are much cheaper sensors but you'll need to expect that they may not last very...
06-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,363
Posted By John_V

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Tifosi Optics (http://www.tifosioptics.com)
06-04-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,660
Posted By John_V

I don't wear reading glasses but at 73 my eyes...

I don't wear reading glasses but at 73 my eyes are definitely not what they used to be. I had the same concern prior to purchasing my Bolt. What I did was to show up at a bike shops group ride. Since...
05-26-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,966
Posted By John_V

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the...

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the beginning of the year or when the rides are first posted. This year, I signed up for three prior to the CV-19 cancellations. Each of the ride promoters...
05-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By John_V

As long as the spindle sizes are the same. A BB...

As long as the spindle sizes are the same. A BB 30 uses a 30mm diameter crank. Shimano uses 24 mm spindle and SRAM uses a 24/22 mm tapered spindle. Others like Praxis, I think, use a proprietary size...
05-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By John_V

Online instructions for your Elemnt are located...

Online instructions for your Elemnt are located here: Instructions for Elemnt GPS Bike Computers (https://www.wahoofitness.com/instructions/elemnt). I'm assuming that you have the companion app on...
05-18-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By John_V

With any of the Wahoo computers (except the Mini)...

With any of the Wahoo computers (except the Mini) you set up a WiFi connection to your home network using the companion app. Once done, you don't need anything connected to the bike computer to...
05-18-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By John_V

If for some reason or another, you have to...

If for some reason or another, you have to replace your bike and want to transfer your power meter to it, you're going to be stuck buying a bike with a BB 30 bottom bracket. From what I'm seeing,...
05-16-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By John_V

Same issue with Wahoo products. If you want to...

Same issue with Wahoo products. If you want to keep the routes to use again later, they will always get downloaded to the computer as long as they remain in your account. The workaround there is to...
05-12-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By John_V

Take a look at Cyclemeter. As I stated above, it...

Take a look at Cyclemeter. As I stated above, it will use the wheel size of the bike that you are currently riding. And while the app's odometer will only give you the total number of miles for all...
05-10-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,872
Posted By John_V

A gas valve key is flat, forked piece of metal...

A gas valve key is flat, forked piece of metal that is used to open/close old style natural gas valves. I've had one sitting in my toolbox for years and finally found a use for it. What I did was to...
05-10-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By John_V

Cyclemeter does do that! You can go to...

Cyclemeter does do that! You can go to Settings>Bike and add however many bikes you want to the list. From the Stopwatch (main) page, tap the little gear next to the Start bar, go down to Bike and...
05-06-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,872
Posted By John_V

Actually, you can press the power button for two...

Actually, you can press the power button for two seconds and the Varia will power off. The blinking blue light means it's in standby mode.
04-27-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By John_V

Placing it that low to the ground, wouldn't...

Placing it that low to the ground, wouldn't riding on hot asphalt in the summer really throw the readings off with the radiant heat from the asphalt? I've never seen one of these units or even knew...
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