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06-25-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Steve B.

Roland and Julianna reported back, commenting:...

Roland and Julianna reported back, commenting: "700 x 38 for Julianna, 700 x 43 I think for mine. Julianna had tubeless, which was handy for the most part. They were fine the whole way, but would've...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Steve B.

Valles Caldera, New Mexico. Lots of forest...

Valles Caldera, New Mexico. Lots of forest service roads, really pretty area. Maybe north rim Grand Canyon. Theres a trail along the rim, perfect for that bike. Bicycle Touring Pro did a trip and...
06-22-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 527
Posted By Steve B.

I found it funny that when I described my new...

I found it funny that when I described my new Specialized mt. bike, I mentioned to my local mt. bike club FB page that I had removed the dropper seatpost. I got a bunch of critical comments about it...
Forum: Introductions
06-22-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Steve B.

Well, I applaud the thought of building your own....

Well, I applaud the thought of building your own. I suggest really exploring You Tube (you have internet up there, or are you still using smoke signals ?), and research home builts. Its tempting to...
06-21-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Steve B.

Having just watched 2 different YT channels of...

Having just watched 2 different YT channels of folks either having completed it these past weeks or still riding it, I would use my 43mm Gravel Kings, but it looks like you could get away with...
06-19-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,056
Views: 339,169
Posted By Steve B.

My Zoey is 19, hopefully makes it to 20 this...

My Zoey is 19, hopefully makes it to 20 this August. When she comes up and wants attention, I stop what I'm doing and give it to her. She will not be with us much longer, but who knows, she's...
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By Steve B.

There's a function called Group Track, it...

There's a function called Group Track, it connects other compatible Garmins on a ride using LiveTrack and tells you where other riders are located. So obviously a cell connection is necessary.
06-19-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,108
Posted By Steve B.

Curious if you are thinking the dust gets past...

Curious if you are thinking the dust gets past the seals ?. Never had issues with any mt. bike I've owned.
06-19-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,056
Views: 339,169
Posted By Steve B.

I am puzzled at folks here who are breeding...

I am puzzled at folks here who are breeding kittens ?. I am curious as to why ?. There are tons of kittens and cats in rescue facilities that need homes, what's the thought process to adding more...
06-19-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,108
Posted By Steve B.

The shop is incorrect about getting replacement...

The shop is incorrect about getting replacement chainrings, so that calls into question all the rest. New shop maybe ?. Or do it yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By Steve B.

I think when you ride the Campy bike, you'll have...

I think when you ride the Campy bike, you'll have a smile on your face the entire time. You would enjoy the crispness and precision of Di2 as well, but I suspect its the Campy group that you'll...
06-18-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Steve B.

A lot of shoe manufacturers that make SPD-L shoes...

A lot of shoe manufacturers that make SPD-L shoes make the same exact shoe in SPD. Shimano comes to mind. Maybe look at the SPD shoes oriented more towards racing. I have Shimano XC-7 that are...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By Steve B.

My basic load for an overnight was about 15 lbs,...

My basic load for an overnight was about 15 lbs, plus pannier weight. Never weighed the total, I think bike and load was about 45 lbs. I have room to add food as needed. One online site stated try...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By Steve B.

If you load the rear rack to anything near 57...

If you load the rear rack to anything near 57 lbs, you are doing something wrong. Thats just way to much stuff to put on the rear so I wouldn't worry about rack capacity
06-17-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By Steve B.

I understand. 2 tricks is to locate the bike in...

I understand. 2 tricks is to locate the bike in the window so you can keep an eye on it, also loop your helmet thru the spokes on the front wheel and thru the downtube, this prevents somebody from...
06-16-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 620
Posted By Steve B.

I do now, I just unloaded and sold 3 bikes that...

I do now, I just unloaded and sold 3 bikes that saw little use past few years.

I now own a Carbon road, Aluminum Gravel, Steel tourer, aluminum HT, carbon FT (new). I think the fewest bikes I've...
06-16-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,083
Posted By Steve B.

Not stupid but funny, was out on a road ride and...

Not stupid but funny, was out on a road ride and stopped at a light, a car pulled alongside my right side. I was wearing my bright yellow club jersey, the Long Island Bicycle Club, jersey only had...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,654
Views: 2,443,089
Posted By Steve B.

I've owned this bike 25 years, its a Miyata City...

I've owned this bike 25 years, its a Miyata City Liner, lugged steel, I had re-painted to a pretty green. Ive never used it touring, its been my commuter mostly and JRA bike. I recently retired and...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Steve B.

East of Ellsworth on Rt 1 has better cycling then...

East of Ellsworth on Rt 1 has better cycling then the much busier section south. No state camping facilities till you get up near Lubec at Cobscook State Park. A good ride is the Down East Sunrise...
06-16-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Steve B.

I just use whatever I have, I.E. I don't think...

I just use whatever I have, I.E. I don't think about needing a "different" type of pump. I'm generally putting less air pressure into 43mm gravel tires, somewhere around 30-40 psi, vs. 105 -110 into...
06-16-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By Steve B.

Thought; - Dial back the distance on hot humid...

Thought;
- Dial back the distance on hot humid days. Maybe do 30 not 50
- Stop more often at 7-11's and such and re-hydrate
- For me, 50 miles would be about 4 + hrs., I would want 128+ ounces of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,134
Posted By Steve B.

Based on paying attention on the HH FB forum, I'd...

Based on paying attention on the HH FB forum, I'd say maybe 10-15%. There are occasional folks inquiring as to what carrier folks are using. Folks use it mostly for LiveTrack and sometimes to...
06-15-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Steve B.

I use Conti Grand Prix 4 Season, but the final...

I use Conti Grand Prix 4 Season, but the final size is determined by the rim. On my OEM WTB i23 rims, the 28 mm Conti runs about 31-32mm at 70-80 PSi, a little narrower on a narrower rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,134
Posted By Steve B.

Hammerheads method is to add a SIM card of your...

Hammerheads method is to add a SIM card of your choice, on whatever carrier you choose. You then enable the SIM on the device, it connects when its not using WIFI
Forum: Northeast
06-15-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,250
Posted By Steve B.

Saw this on a YT channel, its the Olympic...

Saw this on a YT channel, its the Olympic Discovery Trail that has the path installed under a highway bridge. Interesting concept.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,134
Posted By Steve B.

My question was does LTE require a SIM card to...

My question was does LTE require a SIM card to connect to a cellular network ?. Thats how Hammerhead has the Karoo 2 do data (if no WiFi available).
06-15-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

Well, Garmin has the solar stuff figured out. ...

Well, Garmin has the solar stuff figured out. I've an Instinct 2 Solar watch, last month saw 42 days battery life, almost double the rated 26 days. This watch does not have a huge solar array on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 748
Posted By Steve B.

The stuff I use is called "Glide". Likely the...

The stuff I use is called "Glide". Likely the same thing, originally used by triathletes to reduce chafing in the wet suits. Little cigarette pack sized yellow plastic container. Its all I uses...
06-15-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

45 hours is what Garmin states in the...

45 hours is what Garmin states in the specifications. Remains to be see, haven't yet read of any real testing.
06-15-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

Well stated. I think that with the 1040 moving...

Well stated. I think that with the 1040 moving to an incredible 40+ hrs. in battery life (if that turns out to be accurate), HH really needs to get their units up to 20 hrs, or so, at least what the...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 598
Posted By Steve B.

I would not be getting new wheels just to go...

I would not be getting new wheels just to go tubeless and QR. I would only do new wheels in tubeless if they had disc rotors. QR is a dead end.

Kind of argues for a new bike, but I think of...
06-14-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

Hardest century I ever did is the TA NY Century. ...

Hardest century I ever did is the TA NY Century. By the time you are out in Queens at like 50 miles pr so, its constant stop and start at countless traffic lights and stops signs. Really tiring...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-14-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Steve B.

Nonesense.

Nonesense.
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 496
Posted By Steve B.

I suspect they would answer the letter with a...

I suspect they would answer the letter with a notice to file an amended return. I had an error on a tax return once, my account did an amended return to correct the error.
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 496
Posted By Steve B.

Yet you mention having written a check and now...

Yet you mention having written a check and now owing a balance. Did they cash the check ?. That would be proof that you should not have a balance due. The child's social security number error...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 496
Posted By Steve B.

Get a copy of the cleared check, write a letter...

Get a copy of the cleared check, write a letter with copy of cleared check as proof of payment. Assuming they they cashed it. If they didn't cash it, you need to cancel that check with the bank and...
06-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

When I look at what you are describing, I would...

When I look at what you are describing, I would agree 100%. This is an area I don't see many users on the HH FB page complaining about so I doubt HH will change anything soon. I had already asked...
06-13-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

It's usable but I actually prefer the Garmin.

It's usable but I actually prefer the Garmin.
06-13-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin generally does not provide OS updates that...

Garmin generally does not provide OS updates that gives legacy units the new and improved functionality of the new units. There were a number of navigation improvements on the 1030 Plus that were...
06-13-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

To each his own. My eyesight is not good enough...

To each his own. My eyesight is not good enough to read the tiny text on the top display bar, thus I put that into a data field.
06-13-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

Here's 2 screen shots of K2 side by side with a...

Here's 2 screen shots of K2 side by side with a 1030. The data screen is not really any better on K2 then on 1030, IMO. If anything Garmin allows you greater flexibility to configure the data screen...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,134
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, brain freeze. LTE is the newer cell...

Yes, brain freeze. LTE is the newer cell communication. I was thinking of BLE the BlueTooth low power connection. In theory Garmin would have had to make the 1040 (and the replacements for the 830...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 714
Posted By Steve B.

Easy to say just buy the Trek and don't over...

Easy to say just buy the Trek and don't over think it. Also look at Koga bikes, they are a Dutch company, have been making well equipped touring bikes for decades. Only thing I personally don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,134
Posted By Steve B.

What I am asking is while LTE was what Garmin...

What I am asking is while LTE was what Garmin used on previous devices to enable Live Track, Incident Detection and Notifications, I assume they did not kill off those functions on the 1040, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,134
Posted By Steve B.

Does it need it ?, as in, what function uses it...

Does it need it ?, as in, what function uses it that the 1040 doesn't do ?
06-12-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By Steve B.

One trick is put a crappy old seat on the post,...

One trick is put a crappy old seat on the post, flip the bike onto its handlebar and seat, stand on the seat and twist the frame to try to loosen the post.

Other option is get a Sawzall, cut off...
Forum: Northeast
06-11-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 267,447
Posted By Steve B.

You may not have alternatives, but I prefer to...

You may not have alternatives, but I prefer to find alternate roads than something like Old Country. I think you are maybe inviting trouble riding a road with 2-3 lanes each direction where traffic...
06-11-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 641
Posted By Steve B.

You might be a good candidate for one of the...

You might be a good candidate for one of the Garmin rear radar devices and GPS head units, this way you will get a warning of an overtaking vehicle. People who use them swear by them.

I had to...
06-11-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,136
Posted By Steve B.

Hub hub I've read is the higher definition screen...

Hub hub I've read is the higher definition screen of the K2 is partly responsible for the mediocre battery life. Garmin seems to have avoided that by not going to a matching screen quality on the...
06-11-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Steve B.

I would not be worried about fast and as...

I would not be worried about fast and as expansion to BC's post, the Sport 6 has a 1X gear system, single front chainring on the crank, 11 speeds in back. 11 total gears. The 7.4 has 3 rings in front...
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