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06-29-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,890
Posted By Steve B.

There was a story many years back of a Lear jet...

There was a story many years back of a Lear jet that disappeared around Christmas time while attempting to fly into Lebanon, NH to PU a family to fly them on vacation. Plane never made it and it was...
06-29-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,890
Posted By Steve B.

You don't need to do things wrong to have Garmin...

You don't need to do things wrong to have Garmin issues. They do a good job of developing their own issues and passing those along to the unwilling user. I've actually been lucky, had an 810 that...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Steve B.

Koga Bicycles in Holland is a very popular...

Koga Bicycles in Holland is a very popular manufacturer of city and touring bikes. Their trekking bikes are all flat bar. That is, as far as I've noticed, a popular bar for Euro built touring bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Steve B.

Its a glued lug joint. Its pretty common back in...

Its a glued lug joint. Its pretty common back in the day. Vitus made a lot of aluminum bikes with aluminum tubing glued to lugs. Trek as well made carbon tubed bikes that were glued together. Its...
06-28-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,890
Posted By Steve B.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x340/e81f6c37_da12_4d90_8c6e_ee66110fa467_c3186a6d718d231f1fc79d30a4413e3616127c45.jpeg
Forum: Northeast
06-28-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 267,892
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, likely wishful thinking.

Yes, likely wishful thinking.
Forum: Northeast
06-28-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 267,892
Posted By Steve B.

Nice pics Joe. I put a flat bladed screwdriver...

Nice pics Joe. I put a flat bladed screwdriver tip about a 1/2 inch into my L palm yesterday afternoon. Needless to say I cannot grip a handlebar till it heals. Maybe a kayak trip would be OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By Steve B.

Thats Pro Cycling paceline speed. I think they...

Thats Pro Cycling paceline speed. I think they avg. 25 or so for 6 hrs. per day, for 3 weeks on a major tour. I'd bet there are Cat 1-2 teams in the states (and Europe) that train near that. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By Steve B.

Only the carbons.

Only the carbons.
06-27-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,890
Posted By Steve B.

Well its not just Garmin. Ive used a Karoo 2 for...

Well its not just Garmin. Ive used a Karoo 2 for a year. They were generally rock solid on rides but recently I'm reading on the FB page of a lot pf folks experiencing crashes and spontaneous...
06-27-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,890
Posted By Steve B.

FWIW, on the FB Garmin 10XX group, used to be the...

FWIW, on the FB Garmin 10XX group, used to be the 1030 group, now added the 1040, of about 12-15 posts there are about 6-7 from folks using the 1040 and all with assorted issues, sensors not reliably...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Steve B.

Have you considered joining up with a tour group...

Have you considered joining up with a tour group and company that organizes and guides people on such trips ?. Darren Alf, also known as the Bicycle Touring Pro, did a multi-day supported and guided...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By Steve B.

If you find yourself out of gear on long...

If you find yourself out of gear on long downhills and spinning out in a 46/11, then only option is to swap to a compact road crank that will get you a 50 big ring or a 39/53 crank. But that maybe...
06-25-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Steve B.

I have 43mm Gravel King SK's on my gravel bike,...

I have 43mm Gravel King SK's on my gravel bike, they are great tires and would be my choice on the Katy and similar dirt/gravel. The SK rolls really well on asphalt, yet grips very well in turns on...
06-25-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
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: 15
Views: 326
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: 29
Views: 597
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: 88
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: 5
Views: 282
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: 340,295
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: 998
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: 1,199
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: 340,295
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: 1,199
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: 32
Views: 926
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: 469
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: 604
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: 604
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: 496
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: 679
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: 96
Views: 2,362
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: 4,655
Views: 2,444,389
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: 419
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: 14
Views: 513
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: 496
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: 1,254
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: 526
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: 1,254
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: 6,275
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: 1,254
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: 154
Views: 3,890
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: 807
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: 154
Views: 3,890
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: 154
Views: 3,890
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: 675
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: 386
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: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Steve B.

Nonesense.

Nonesense.
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
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: 538
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: 538
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...
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