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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,235
Posted By mvnsnd

Review at DCRainmaker: ...

Review at DCRainmaker: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2022/05/garmin-rct715-varia-rearview-bikelight-radar-camera-review.html
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10,134
Views: 127,954
Posted By mvnsnd

Great price on double sided power pedals: ...

Great price on double sided power pedals: https://www.westernbikeworks.com/product/garmin-vector-3-power-pedals

I've been using these for a year and no issues other than battery changes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10,134
Views: 127,954
Posted By mvnsnd

I cannot accept the bonus points as the top tube...

I cannot accept the bonus points as the top tube is actually sloping, its just the photo angle that makes it look horizontal.

It's a size 54.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10,134
Views: 127,954
Posted By mvnsnd

Speaking of bike pictures, my winter project...

Speaking of bike pictures, my winter project finally made it outside. Rides great, but need to dial the fit a little.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,449
Posted By mvnsnd

I would stick with the carbon paste and make sure...

I would stick with the carbon paste and make sure there's a good coating of it on the seat post before assembly. It won't hurt and may help to prevent slippage and make disassembly easier. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,449
Posted By mvnsnd

Agreed on the heavy blanket. A couple of these...

Agreed on the heavy blanket. A couple of these should work: https://www.harborfreight.com/40-inch-x-72-inch-movers-blanket-47262.html
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,449
Posted By mvnsnd

Guten Morgen! <- about the limit of my German

Guten Morgen! <- about the limit of my German
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,449
Posted By mvnsnd

17 inches of snow on the ground this morning and...

17 inches of snow on the ground this morning and an expected 8 more through the day. Roads were not good on the way to work, but hopefully better to go home at noon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,449
Posted By mvnsnd

If the cables are stainless, you won't be able to...

If the cables are stainless, you won't be able to solder them. Wrap in tape and let the superglue wick-in like WhyFi says. Then crimp later if you still want that look.

Edit: Shrink tube is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,449
Posted By mvnsnd

One comment on ERG mode that might help is to...

One comment on ERG mode that might help is to remember that while in ERG mode, you are working with a dual feedback system. The trainer is targeting a power target and 'you' are targeting a power...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Not to start a whole wax vs lube discussion, but...

Not to start a whole wax vs lube discussion, but that is what is kind of putting me off from going to wax. For me, it's convenient to just clean and lube and wipe clean a chain. Have a spare ready...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

You can select whatever sensor Zwift can find for...

You can select whatever sensor Zwift can find for any of the sensor types.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By mvnsnd

You could do this and have the parts in about a...

You could do this and have the parts in about a week: https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/shimano-ultegra-r8070-di2-disc-brake-gear-kit-137776.html
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Just do a few of the bigger 1-5W/kg open events,...

Just do a few of the bigger 1-5W/kg open events, E, I think. You'll settle with a group that you can hang with. See how that goes.
If you want to race, start with the C group, (I think up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

It originally started as a way to see actual...

It originally started as a way to see actual power / HR and classify riders ability level on Zwift, for sandbagging purposes. Making sure especially racing was done at the correct level per W/kg...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Now's the time to register for Zwiftpower and get...

Now's the time to register for Zwiftpower and get yourself set up so that you can see just how well you compare if you ever decide to do one of the events on Zwift. Like a race or the Tour of Zwift....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Tis not uncommon to see ~4hr century rides with C...

Tis not uncommon to see ~4hr century rides with C cadence ( Z2 )
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

You wouldn't be alone in that. ;)

You wouldn't be alone in that. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Yeah. Its great that Zwift can find your FTP...

Yeah. Its great that Zwift can find your FTP from a ride, but can't really tell if your data is questionable.

I do remember early on, seeing some people I ride with IRL, on Zwift with just...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Correct. Cadence has to go to Zero to pause erg.

Correct. Cadence has to go to Zero to pause erg.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

This. Keep cadence up in ERG mode as best you...

This. Keep cadence up in ERG mode as best you can or at least constant. ( remember power is essentially force * Cadence ) One thing to try to see how it works with your trainer is to keep a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Seems you're new to intervals and Zwift.... ...

Seems you're new to intervals and Zwift....

Get to know Zwift a little before diving into the structured stuff. Some of the easy ways to do this are to join a few variable w/Kg group rides or join...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

I'll never forget one of my first group rides...

I'll never forget one of my first group rides where one of the older guys who was a racer came up beside me within a few inches. Unnerving for sure, but kept calm and rode on. That was a quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Sure! And once you get familiar with courses,...

Sure! And once you get familiar with courses, you can use the hills like you might IRL. I often use Box hill on the London course for a 8 min interval and the big hill on Innsbruck for a 20-25 min...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 213,907
Posted By mvnsnd

Zwift only does erg mode when in a "workout". All...

Zwift only does erg mode when in a "workout". All other times it defaults to slope mode and determines slope from the slope on the course at that moment. But you also have the 'trainer difficulty'...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 246,644
Posted By mvnsnd

Have you called Garmin customer service about...

Have you called Garmin customer service about this? I've had an issue with my 1030 and livetrack not working properly. After a couple of things tried, they are replacing mine with a another 1030...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 246,644
Posted By mvnsnd

Sorry to hear this and hoping for the best...

Sorry to hear this and hoping for the best possible outcome!!
:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 340,135
Posted By mvnsnd

Ugh. Hang in there. Hope you all feel better...

Ugh. Hang in there. Hope you all feel better soon.

And now after reading the details, I feel bad for your brothers. Having these issues at this stage in life is terrifying, no doubt.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 340,135
Posted By mvnsnd

You will get some power variation in ERG mode. ...

You will get some power variation in ERG mode. Those pure geometric profiles you see on Strava are usually because the trainer is sending target power, not actual power. You can certainly change...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 340,135
Posted By mvnsnd

Maybe there's something here?: ...

Maybe there's something here?:

https://www.mcmaster.com/nuts
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 340,135
Posted By mvnsnd

I can say that after having COVID, that the body...

I can say that after having COVID, that the body aches were the worst part for me. I started with a scratchy throat and stuffy nose, tested negative, but then also had the other symptoms. Minor...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,804
Posted By mvnsnd

guadzilla Thank you for the excellent write up!...

guadzilla Thank you for the excellent write up! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By mvnsnd

Tenacious tape ...

Tenacious tape

https://www.amazon.com/Gear-Aid-Tenacious-Repair-Fabric/dp/B08B3S3YZD?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,940
Posted By mvnsnd

If it really bothers you that much, pop off the...

If it really bothers you that much, pop off the freehub and apply some grease to the pawls and ratchet. This will quiet it down significantly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By mvnsnd

Rotor installed in the correct orientation? They...

Rotor installed in the correct orientation? They can have an inside and outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 370,140
Posted By mvnsnd

This could help in determining W'. I would...

This could help in determining W'. I would just put 5000 in there and see how efforts over threshold look. Then adjust from there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 186,916
Posted By mvnsnd

Good Morning. I do look in here once in a while....

Good Morning. I do look in here once in a while. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 186,916
Posted By mvnsnd

As others have said, you can do intervals by...

As others have said, you can do intervals by heart rate or perceived effort, but typically longer ones work better as there is to much lag in heart rate for short intervals to be measured by heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 186,916
Posted By mvnsnd

Easy solution is to just use the bottle from the...

Easy solution is to just use the bottle from the cage it's in to start with :)

However, no need to use teeth. When the front bottle is empty, just hold it in your hand with that hand resting on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 186,916
Posted By mvnsnd

It seems someone might need to re-evaluate...

It seems someone might need to re-evaluate current FTP settings :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 530,352
Posted By mvnsnd

I used Ip Bike ANT+...

I used Ip Bike ANT+ (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iforpowell.android.ipbike&hl=en_US) when I had an Android phone. Worked good for recording data, never used it for navigation...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 530,352
Posted By mvnsnd

I have the same issue, but I have been trying to...

I have the same issue, but I have been trying to use heart rate only instead of speed on easy rides. It's to easy to get focused on speed. When the heart rate goes up, back off a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 530,352
Posted By mvnsnd

I've really been wanting to get this set. ...

I've really been wanting to get this set.
https://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/collections/stone-sets-and-combo-stones/products/gesshin-stone-set
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 530,352
Posted By mvnsnd

Yeah, this. So sorry to hear. :hug:

Yeah, this. So sorry to hear. :hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 353,963
Posted By mvnsnd

Switch a couple letters = Heathpack, baking bread

Switch a couple letters = Heathpack, baking bread
03-23-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 43,407
Posted By mvnsnd

Winston: ...

Winston:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/665x984/img_0359_1__48f1c826a7f7744aef0e9aedae3710a29598f604.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 353,963
Posted By mvnsnd

It unfortunate that people hold on to these...

It unfortunate that people hold on to these beliefs in this age. However, your instinct is correct that you have to sit with these people and stress to them the significance of what is happening. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By mvnsnd

To be honest, I really don't know. I have been...

To be honest, I really don't know. I have been using a G3 hub since 2015 and it has been rock solid. I have only ever changed batteries and 1 firmware update.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 353,963
Posted By mvnsnd

You can still try this update to Win 10: ...

You can still try this update to Win 10: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/you-can-still-download-windows-10-free-you-should-because-windows-7-dead/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,613
Posted By mvnsnd

I'll play. Current Bike of lust: ...

I'll play.
Current Bike of lust:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/colnago_v3rs_nero_verde_zoom_ff5071b9516bb00be28e0cd156b850cdb0306436.jpg
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