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12-09-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Steve B.

Yeah, I'd check on who actually owns the...

Yeah, I'd check on who actually owns the property. A local hiking club installed similar signs on a local trail that is state park, stating "no bikes". I know thats not official state policy so I...
12-09-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By Steve B.

That makes sense

That makes sense
12-09-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By Steve B.

Research Ti builders, select one. Ride it. I'm...

Research Ti builders, select one. Ride it. I'm considering a Habanero. They make very nice bikes from what I read. There are others as well.

Titanium Road Frames from $995...
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By Steve B.

Give a look at Google maps. There's really only 2...

Give a look at Google maps. There's really only 2 roads east of the Sherbrooke area towards the center of Maine and the Rt 2 corridor, routes 26 & 27. Both are pretty remote. Its easily a 30-40 mile...
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By Steve B.

I as well. Great song

I as well. Great song
12-06-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 620
Posted By Steve B.

Cyclist is not crowding the white line, if that...

Cyclist is not crowding the white line, if that is what you mean, he's in an appropriate location.

No way to know if the cyclist is using a mirror. Could be a mirror on bar end left side, we can't...
12-06-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, its a 1X GX AXS system on a mt. bike. Great...

Yes, its a 1X GX AXS system on a mt. bike. Great system, well worth and they've been on sale. It was maybe 20-25 minutes of installation. As much as I also like the XT Di2 system on another mt....
12-06-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

Thx Iride01, I followed the procedure to re-pair...

Thx Iride01, I followed the procedure to re-pair the SRAM shifter and derailer, it did not require an OS update. I then deleted the existing 1040 pairing to the gear system re-paired, re-did the...
12-06-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

Yup good thoughts, especially the full width...

Yup good thoughts, especially the full width screen as thats how that 1030 Plus on FB was setup. In truth its just stuff to have fun with on a rainy day. You really only need to know which battery...
12-06-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, good info there. I might try an update to...

Yes, good info there. I might try an update to the SRAM system. I purchased maybe a month ago, updated when installed. Will do it again just for giggles
12-06-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

Its actually a 1030 Plus. Which makes this an...

Its actually a 1030 Plus. Which makes this an oddity as I don't see Garmin removing features.
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By Steve B.

Tarp camping in winter sucks. You are exposed to...

Tarp camping in winter sucks. You are exposed to the wind and get no benefit of heat trapped inside an enclosed tent. That's an experience thing about winter camping that maybe is best discovered...
12-05-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 322
Posted By Steve B.

Theres a concept that you want to be visible and...

Theres a concept that you want to be visible and seen by a driver coming up behind you. If you stay all the way over in the shoulder, near the curb, a motorist sees you and thinks "oh, they are not...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By Steve B.

You might not need studded tires, the roads...

You might not need studded tires, the roads chosen might be plowed on a regular basis. You wont have good shoulders, so taking the lane is a problem. Not a hugley populated region, so maybe not an...
12-05-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By Steve B.

His list is, IME, pretty much correct as to the...

His list is, IME, pretty much correct as to the reasons the police will charge a driver when they hit a cyclist.
12-05-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By Steve B.

No, this is pretty much correct. I live in a...

No, this is pretty much correct. I live in a pretty congested area. On the rare occasion that a driver actually hangs around after killing a cyclist, the police statement is always a "vehicle...
12-05-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin's very helpful tech support (I mean that...

Garmin's very helpful tech support (I mean that sincerely) basically told me the 1040 cannot display multiple battery levels on an AXS system other than the rear derailer. The tech. support guy had...
12-05-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

You followed what SRAM says here? Yes, I...

You followed what SRAM says here?

Yes, I have gear readout functioning

If you are looking at the screen that was automatically added when you paired the two, then perhaps you just need to hold...
12-04-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

Attached photo from the FB post. Its was off the...

Attached photo from the FB post. Its was off the device. The owner cannot recall the process he found to get this functioning.
...
12-04-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By Steve B.

1040 and SRAM

Newly acquired Edge 1040. Also new SRAM GX AXS system on a mt. bike

Trying to configure the 1040 to display both the shifter battery as well as the derailer battery. I saw a screen shot on the...
Forum: Touring
12-04-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Steve B.

You will be unhappy and surprised when you...

You will be unhappy and surprised when you discover just how many places in the U.S. do not have cell service. The coverage maps lie big time.
Forum: Touring
12-04-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve B.

The Habenero titanium cross/gravel bike might...

The Habenero titanium cross/gravel bike might work. Has pretty long 44cm chainstays common to tourers, has rear eyelets. Run it with a Ritchey carbon adventure fork which has eyelets for a rack. ...
Forum: Touring
12-04-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,073
Posted By Steve B.

Any of those choices would work. If you were just...

Any of those choices would work. If you were just doing pavement, a slick tire 32-35mm would be good, if you want to venture onto gravel rail trails, moving up to a 38mm would work, you can still get...
12-04-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Steve B.

A classic example of how being fit significantly...

A classic example of how being fit significantly shortens the amount of time to get mobility back. My wife, being overweight and never exercising (not being critical, I love her dearly, just stating...
12-03-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 775
Posted By Steve B.

I never notice the SPD mechanism.

I never notice the SPD mechanism.
12-03-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 775
Posted By Steve B.

I have these Shimano pedals on my tourer, dual...

I have these Shimano pedals on my tourer, dual sided SPD with a platform on both sides for regular shoes. I believe Shimano has discontinued them, maybe Amazon has them,
...
12-03-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By Steve B.

My work bench is part of the bay in my basement,...

My work bench is part of the bay in my basement, I had an old 3x4 butcher block table I used as the base, I added 2x4 on the side walls to support pieces of 3/4 finish grade plywood. Then I added the...
12-02-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Steve B.

Add a few pounds of air pressure

Add a few pounds of air pressure
12-02-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 775
Posted By Steve B.

It comes down to ride whatever you feel...

It comes down to ride whatever you feel comfortable with in the conditions you ride. One advantage to the dual sided SPD with platforms is if you want do a grocery stop you can use street shoes. I...
12-02-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Steve B.

Puzzled about the big variations in frame size. ...

Puzzled about the big variations in frame size. A 54 might be appropriate for somebody 5'-8" or so where as a a 58 frame would fit somebody 6' or so. What do you really need ?
12-01-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe next time add the word "crankset" so we...

Maybe next time add the word "crankset" so we don't have to go and look up what a RX600 is, which I want going to do.
12-01-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Steve B.

Not the rear shifter.

Not the rear shifter.
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By Steve B.

Only place I would distribute repair stuff is on...

Only place I would distribute repair stuff is on a bike carrying a large bikepacking type seat bag. Then no place for a small seat bag. I tend to carry my mt. bike kit in a CamelBack, because I...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By Steve B.

Not getting the point of hiding stuff in the...

Not getting the point of hiding stuff in the frame, as well I don't see the point of having built in storage compartments on a bike. I carry 2 tubes, 3-4 co2, an Alien tool, boots in a seat bag and...
11-30-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Steve B.

Painful operation, my wife had it done late...

Painful operation, my wife had it done late Sept., she's still doing PT. Unfortunately, she is not active so the recovery is much longer that for somebody who has been active, such as cyclist.
11-30-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 959
Posted By Steve B.

Is why JB sucks. They want to upcharge you any...

Is why JB sucks. They want to upcharge you any way they can so deliberately make the baggage size small. Ship it or pay the surcharge.
11-29-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Steve B.

What, are you kidding me, you actually found a...

What, are you kidding me, you actually found a solution by looking in the manual ?, that rarely happens with Garmin.
11-29-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Steve B.

Ive used PI bibs for a while, the last stuff I...

Ive used PI bibs for a while, the last stuff I purchased just suck. They eliminated the edging along the shoulder straps which means they are impossible to get to lay flat. Last PI shorts I buy. ...
11-29-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Steve B.

Was treated for CLL in 2015, a 6 mos. regimen. ...

Was treated for CLL in 2015, a 6 mos. regimen. Its not a particularly onerous treatment as chemos go, but I was plagued with stomach/intestinal issues as well as fatigue. I was not riding during...
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Steve B.

I'm like John, I carry an InReach 2, never used...

I'm like John, I carry an InReach 2, never used it. Just for when I am outside of cell service.
11-28-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,026
Posted By Steve B.

Well, only purchase black bikes. "No honey,...

Well, only purchase black bikes. "No honey, thats not a new bike, thats my black bike", works everytime.

And FWIW

Black carbon road bike
Black aluminum gravel bike
Green lugged steel...
11-28-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, I came to the same conclusion and purchased...

Yes, I came to the same conclusion and purchased the regular 1040 on sale at my LBS last week. They let me apply a 20% off coupon, which they mostly never do for GPS electronics.
11-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Steve B.

I could see the usefulness of solar charging on a...

I could see the usefulness of solar charging on a long self supported tour. Adding 42 minutes or whatever for each hours means a lot less charging. Not useful enough to make me pay $150 extra...
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Steve B.

You mention a rear rack. Why not use a set a set...

You mention a rear rack. Why not use a set a set of actual panniers. Ortleib Back Rollers, or something similar, 20L each. It seems that you need carrying capacity and your options are either...
11-27-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Steve B.

I've had very good experiences with Costco,...

I've had very good experiences with Costco, they're audiologists were very good, they have decent prices and very good service.

If my union hearing aid plan re-imbursed me more than $500 a pair I...
11-26-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Steve B.

Old school for sure. Back in the day they were...

Old school for sure. Back in the day they were know for superior ride quality as compared to clinchers, so much so that the Pro racers only rode on tubulars, of course the Pros were not fixing flats...
11-25-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Steve B.

Good deal Edge 1040

Western Bike Works

Edge 1040, non solar, $479.99, reduced from $600

https://www.westernbikeworks.com/cart/viewcart?ie=
11-23-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By Steve B.

On one stuck pedal set I was using the Park 15mm...

On one stuck pedal set I was using the Park 15mm tool that is also a headset wrench. As I would not put a cheater pipe over the end of that, I ended up buying a Park PW3 wrench that allowed a...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, threadless stems do make it much easier to...

Yes, threadless stems do make it much easier to swap bars, up to a point. With some flat bar designs you are using mt. bike shifters and brake levers, which may or not be compatible with road...
11-22-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,006
Posted By Steve B.

Prove it.

Prove it.
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