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06-19-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By JohnJ80

I have, it works fine. The radar is in the black...

I have, it works fine. The radar is in the black portion below the light. As long as you don't have it hidden behind metal, it should be fine. Most "bike" stuff is radar transparent (e.g. non metal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By JohnJ80

If I'm understanding this right, I'm kind of...

If I'm understanding this right, I'm kind of surprised that the LBS would install such a high liability part if they did not source it and knew it's history.

I don't think I'd mess with it since...
06-19-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,075
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep. I'm sure that's why the big feature is a...

Yep. I'm sure that's why the big feature is a hardware one. What's that Chinese Proverb? "The most important thing is that which is not being said." True here,I think. Where's the new whiz bang...
06-15-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,075
Posted By JohnJ80

I agree. They understand solar powered low power...

I agree. They understand solar powered low power electronics. A big part of that is low power computing and thatís the other side of this. They have that figured out too. But it also explains some...
06-15-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,075
Posted By JohnJ80

Ray Maker did an in depth review...

Ray Maker did an in depth review (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2022/06/garmin-edge-1040-with-solar-in-depth-review.html) where this is addressed.




I think Ray Maker also validated this and...
06-15-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By JohnJ80

Garmin Varia tallights, Garmin Varia headlights,...

Garmin Varia tallights, Garmin Varia headlights, some of the Trek/Bontrager headlights and taillights (specifically theses Ion lights) ...
06-15-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,075
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep, I think that is a good characterization of...

Yep, I think that is a good characterization of this.

I can also say this - with the rapid code sprints and aggressive update cycle that HH is holding too, you do see variation in the battery...
06-14-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,075
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, Garmin's software is probably really...

Yeah, Garmin's software is probably really difficult code base to deal with at this point with many years of extending it and lots of versions for different computers. I'd imagine that it's going to...
06-05-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,075
Posted By JohnJ80

turn off auto pause. the Karoo will shut off...

turn off auto pause.

the Karoo will shut off after no activity if no ride is started and auto pause is off.
06-05-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,075
Posted By JohnJ80

Garmin does not have a good track record on...

Garmin does not have a good track record on stability of the product on introduction, typically seeming like they introduce a beta level product. My experience has been to wait a year on their bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By JohnJ80

I do ... or did. This presumes at the start...

I do ... or did.

This presumes at the start that you have or will ditch the typically lousy insoles that come with cycling shoes. Invest in good ones.

1. Go see a podiatrist. Likely they...
06-02-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By JohnJ80

Largely agree that people don't pick their...

Largely agree that people don't pick their drivetrain because of the computer. This move on Shimano's part though does give me serious pause if this is their new corporate strategy that they will not...
05-29-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By JohnJ80

I wasn't aware of that - all happened after I...

I wasn't aware of that - all happened after I jettisoned Ultegra Di2. Thanks.

Either way, probably an issue for some (undoubtedly) but almost certainly not for most Karoo users. The most...
05-29-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep. It's a stupid move on Shimano's part....

Yep. It's a stupid move on Shimano's part. Probably some junior product manager that's a little over caffeinated. This *might* have made sense a number of years ago when Shimano had a clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By JohnJ80

I run Absolute Black oval chain rings in 50/34 on...

I run Absolute Black oval chain rings in 50/34 on two bikes. IMO, they shift just as well, if not better than the Shimano chainrings. You have to follow their instruction to the "T" and the spacing...
05-19-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By JohnJ80

wow, thatís impressive battery life! Is that...

wow, thatís impressive battery life! Is that including workouts or just as a
smartwatch? Mine gets here on Tuesday.

the angle is pretty much the whole enchilada. Iíd have to go figure it out...
05-18-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By JohnJ80

yeah, I completely understand what youíre saying....

yeah, I completely understand what youíre saying. The tech is getting better and better every year but itís still not possible to get everything in one package. Doesnít help that expectations are...
05-17-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By JohnJ80

The Epix has, I think, more than adequate battery...

The Epix has, I think, more than adequate battery life for my use case. The 6 days number Garmin quotes seems to be borne out by reviewers and that works well for me.

Youíre right - Iím more...
05-16-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By JohnJ80

Oh, no worries. That's not necessary. I just...

Oh, no worries. That's not necessary. I just wanted to make sure that I didn't have to identify, place on the map and then load all the POIs myself like some bike computers require. While cycling,...
05-16-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By JohnJ80

I think heís politely asking you to stay in topic...

I think heís politely asking you to stay in topic or move on. We all get it - you love sunscreen and think this is stupid.
05-16-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By JohnJ80

My use case is a bit different. I need something...

My use case is a bit different. I need something for backup for navigation so the mapping is going to be more important for me. In watching Ray Maker's review of the two, there is more detail...
05-16-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By JohnJ80

not so in the OPís case. He already has the watch...

not so in the OPís case. He already has the watch that measured sunlight lux which means no additional cost. Hence the question.
05-15-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By JohnJ80

Garmin Epix or Fenix 7 cycling power usage

I'm looking at an Epix Gen 2 (or possibly a Fenix 7 version) for a backup cycling computer. We're going to be doing a two week tour in Norway above the Arctic Circle and I'd like to make sure that I...
05-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By JohnJ80

I spent some time fooling with solar panels for...

I spent some time fooling with solar panels for charging reasons and what I found was that the angle of the panel to the sun has an enormous impact on the power output. I would guess that the power...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,669
Posted By JohnJ80

Excellent! Enjoy.

Excellent! Enjoy.
04-24-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By JohnJ80

you might want to spend some time learning about...

you might want to spend some time learning about task overload and human factors issues in pretty much everything (including bikes) but specifically cars and planes which have had major catastrophes...
04-24-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly. And I doubt that will ever come to pass....

Exactly. And I doubt that will ever come to pass. But I could be wrong.
04-24-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By JohnJ80

ok then. Itís your $3000. 😂 personally,...

ok then. Itís your $3000. 😂

personally, while I am very tuned into the importance of tire inflation, this seems to me to be laughably beyond even the needs of anyone but at best a world tour...
04-24-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By JohnJ80

ĒOrders of magnitudeĒ? Way more than a little...

ĒOrders of magnitudeĒ? Way more than a little hyperbole in this. One order of magnitude is 10x. 3 would be 1000x.
04-23-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

i have to tell you, I got a kick out of your...

i have to tell you, I got a kick out of your response. You begin this whole thing arguing with what I said, then when challenged you go off into an *amazing* ďargumentativeĒ rant - screech even -...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,142
Posted By JohnJ80

you donít care about ďevery directionĒ only...

you donít care about ďevery directionĒ only getting past the rim circumference. just getting it on the rim can be a struggle without stretching.



^this
04-22-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,195
Posted By JohnJ80

There are starting to be USB-C waterproof...

There are starting to be USB-C waterproof connectors in a lot of things and there have been some around for some time. For example, the Hammerhead Karoo2 has one.

On very tiny electronic...
04-22-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

You're having a hard time understanding the point...

You're having a hard time understanding the point I'm making (which others seem to grasp right away). It's not an "absolute" thing but relative to the bikes available to the thief. You also don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By JohnJ80

I'd first look at how you have placed your hands...

I'd first look at how you have placed your hands on the handlebars. You need to have the pressure on your hands in the same places that you would if you doing pushups. Many people with hand numbness...
04-20-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

yep. For a long time too. ...

yep. For a long time too.

https://www.urbanbiketech.com/
04-20-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

Pit Locks make (https://www.pitlock.de/en/)a...

Pit Locks make (https://www.pitlock.de/en/)a thief have to invest too much time in stealing your bike which (in their eyes) has now diminished value or by damaging the component removing the pit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By JohnJ80

I have a bike that is built with couplers for...

I have a bike that is built with couplers for travel. I put the straight up mechanical Spyres on it. I like them and, frankly, I don't see them as all the different from hydraulic. I have over 10,000...
04-19-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,195
Posted By JohnJ80

exactly right. taking out features or adding...

exactly right. taking out features or adding features is not an incremental subtract or add. Itís a big engineering effort and documentation effort for a market share of one unit.

the OP should...
04-19-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

If you look back, it was I who called you out and...

If you look back, it was I who called you out and in response asked you to explain how this could be directly on the facts.

Pro tip: being insulting instead of having a legitimate response doesnít...
04-19-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

Excellent response. Youíve nailed it.

Excellent response. Youíve nailed it.
04-18-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

you still have not explained how Iíve been able...

you still have not explained how Iíve been able to completely avoid bike theft with two bikes in an urban university bike stealing environment for 10 years for two bikes (19 bike-years). That should...
04-18-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,195
Posted By JohnJ80

what you want doesnít exist almost certainly...

what you want doesnít exist almost certainly since thereís no demand for a feature set like that. If you want speed on your bike and donít want to have to do anything to get it, you need the very old...
04-18-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

I donít agree. two locks still means two...

I donít agree.

two locks still means two attempts at freeing a bike compared to one for most other bikes. That means cutting one lock, repositioning and aligning to cut the second lock. Having...
04-18-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,195
Posted By JohnJ80

If you want dead ass simple and no features,...

If you want dead ass simple and no features, you’re going to pay for it. Personally I think the Omata computer is a click off of useless.

otherwise buy the cheapest computer with gps you can find...
04-17-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,195
Posted By JohnJ80

https://omata.com Old school but GPS based.

https://omata.com

Old school but GPS based.
04-17-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,217
Posted By JohnJ80

We have had kids with two very nice bikes at...

We have had kids with two very nice bikes at urban universities (bad bike theft problem) for two undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees for a total of 18 years total. Neither bike has been...
04-17-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By JohnJ80

One more thing to take your eyes off the road and...

One more thing to take your eyes off the road and fool with while riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By JohnJ80

If you know how to adjust a mech RD, the...

If you know how to adjust a mech RD, the microshift set up is similar. It's not hard and there's a lot of video on YouTube about how to do it.

Not familiar with your lube but if your chain got...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,836
Posted By JohnJ80

my analogy is wrong. Hmmm. Then please explain...

my analogy is wrong. Hmmm. Then please explain why my eyes water when I wear flat lenses (as I did for years) and then it stopped when I got the Rydons. They have worked exceptionally well for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,836
Posted By JohnJ80

I use Rudy Project Rydon's with Rx lenses and...

I use Rudy Project Rydon's with Rx lenses and have for years. I bet I've had 5 or 6 pairs made over time. The lens is curved, I have a slight astigmatism plus have added a progressive reader area to...
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