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    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    for the first part, wear gloves. ;-) (i'm laughing because i have a box of latex gloves and i almost never wear them--i always think "this job won't be too messy, i'll just save them." wtf?
    i have a few pairs of nitrile gloves that i "save" for the dirty stuff. Unfortunately anything touching my chain gets dirty. For quite a while, i relied on the coating on the SRAM chains, and it worked very well for 750 miles on my TT bike. Then it rained and that chain is now dirty, too. On my road bike, the chain becomes dirty the second it gets wrapped around my cassette, which i find to be a royal PITA to clean...

    i read SRM's instruction carefully and made sure to clean the chain rings before sending it in. afterwards i think i used quite a few dollops of Gojo to get rid of the grease
    anyway, if it's a manufacturing problem i'll bet they'll take care of you. you've had this issue for a little while (and called them about it, no?). i *think* you said you bought the DA SRM new, correct (vs used or refurb)? i

    i agree with you about saving money vs spending money (particularly in this case), but what good is a device that doesn't report proper #s ? if someone offered a free power meter but the data was inaccurate, would you take it? if the only choice they offer is for you to pay and you truly can't do it (cross that bridge when you get there), maybe explain that to them, ask them if the same deal will apply in the future, and ask for the crank back so you can at least use it as a crankset until you get the funds for the change.

    for the moment, all this stuff is just conjecture and probably unnecessary--just let the company come back to you with their assessment first.
    both units are refurb, and i'm just waiting right now. I've found that i tend to get OCD and make conjectures way too often, and most of the time it's not even necessary and i just wasted time thinking about potential possibilities.

    when it comes down to it, i'll probably pay up

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    for the first part, wear gloves. ;-) (i'm laughing because i have a box of latex gloves and i almost never wear them--i always think "this job won't be too messy, i'll just save them." wtf?
    Ha ha, been there multiple times. I think I'll be really careful and won't touch any greasy spots. Yeah right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    i have a few pairs of nitrile gloves that i "save" for the dirty stuff. Unfortunately anything touching my chain gets dirty. For quite a while, i relied on the coating on the SRAM chains, and it worked very well for 750 miles on my TT bike. Then it rained and that chain is now dirty, too. On my road bike, the chain becomes dirty the second it gets wrapped around my cassette, which i find to be a royal PITA to clean...

    I've been enjoying yellow mellow extra dry ceramic chain lube for a while now. Basically, wipe chain, apply. A week later, repeat. Super clean, non-gunking stuff. It's good for our non-rain out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Where can I get a five star hotel for cheap? Where can I get a Ferrari for cheap? Where can I get a Venge for cheap? Where can I get a seaside condo for cheap. Jesus mother ****ing Christ people do your ****ing research and quit asking stupid mother ****ing questions. It's ****ing annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kleinboogie View Post
    Ha ha, been there multiple times. I think I'll be really careful and won't touch any greasy spots. Yeah right.
    well it's gotten bad enough that i don't expect to get back my security deposit unless i replace the carpet, but that would probably cost more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    I've found that i tend to get OCD and make conjectures way too often, and most of the time it's not even necessary and i just wasted time thinking about potential possibilities.p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caad08 View Post
    There is no need to be upset. It never hurts to ask.
    It doesn't hurt to ask, but it definitely hurts to hear it again and again and again.

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    Boom. Just got WKO+ set up on my Macbook!

    Just had to jump through some hoops to get a Windows 8.1 iso file, figure out Virtual Box, and I'm good to go. So long, Toshiba laptop.
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    I have 2 questions (for now):
    1. I am using Cycling Analytics linked to Strava. Is there a way to automatically upload the strava rides to CA or do I have to go to "linked accounts" every time? When I do that, it pulls up all my strava rides (500 rides or whatever) so it takes a while (I'm impatient) and I obviously don't need to upload the 490 rides I did before I had the power meter.
    2. I have a Quarq, is Training Peaks the only place I can view the power balance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideaz View Post
    1. I am using Cycling Analytics linked to Strava. Is there a way to automatically upload the strava rides to CA or do I have to go to "linked accounts" every time? When I do that, it pulls up all my strava rides (500 rides or whatever) so it takes a while (I'm impatient) and I obviously don't need to upload the 490 rides I did before I had the power meter.
    Doing it backwards. There's a setting in CA that allows you to upload the rides to CyclingAnalytics from your Garmin (or whatever). Then, they'll automatically share/export the ride to Strava. I haven't uploaded directly to Strava this year since I found CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    Doing it backwards. There's a setting in CA that allows you to upload the rides to CyclingAnalytics from your Garmin (or whatever). Then, they'll automatically share/export the ride to Strava. I haven't uploaded directly to Strava this year since I found CA.
    Ah thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Boom. Just got WKO+ set up on my Macbook!

    Just had to jump through some hoops to get a Windows 8.1 iso file, figure out Virtual Box, and I'm good to go. So long, Toshiba laptop.
    sucks you had to maintain a different computer just for WKO.

    what was the issue...the ISO file for win8? (i run xp & 7 VMs on my macs--wondered if it is a win8-specific issue if/when i have to run it.

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    the other computer was the main one when I got the macbook, so i already had it. but yeah it was annoying to fire it up just for wko!

    anyway the ISO issue was only because I bought windows online and then downloaded it, the installer is just an exe. so I had to run that on my windows laptop, and get it to download everything and then create the ISO. only then would virtualbox do anything with it.

    also had to deactivate the other copy of wko before firing up the new one, and copy all the files over.
    pro-meter: lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    the other computer was the main one when I got the macbook, so i already had it. but yeah it was annoying to fire it up just for wko!

    anyway the ISO issue was only because I bought windows online and then downloaded it, the installer is just an exe. so I had to run that on my windows laptop, and get it to download everything and then create the ISO. only then would virtualbox do anything with it.

    also had to deactivate the other copy of wko before firing up the new one, and copy all the files over.
    gotcha. trial version of fusion might have allowed you to d/l the files & create the ISO, perhaps? obviously it's already done, just thinking ahead for my own transition.

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    I'm looking for ideas... How do you guys record workouts?

    I use golden cheetah. Over the past 3 years or so I've been trying to keep a 3 ring binder of daily workouts, race write ups, etc. I've been pretty terrible at it mid season and am looking for a change. I was hoping to try and move it over to electronic but I want to try and over simplify it. I figure I've been slacking from my binder method because it takes too much time and I have to drag it out each time (minor I know but...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
    I'm looking for ideas... How do you guys record workouts?

    I use golden cheetah. Over the past 3 years or so I've been trying to keep a 3 ring binder of daily workouts, race write ups, etc. I've been pretty terrible at it mid season and am looking for a change. I was hoping to try and move it over to electronic but I want to try and over simplify it. I figure I've been slacking from my binder method because it takes too much time and I have to drag it out each time (minor I know but...).
    ...strava?

    or what is GC not giving you? I use cyclinganalytics for power and strava for totals/notes/social

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    Quote Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
    I'm looking for ideas... How do you guys record workouts?

    I use golden cheetah. Over the past 3 years or so I've been trying to keep a 3 ring binder of daily workouts, race write ups, etc. I've been pretty terrible at it mid season and am looking for a change. I was hoping to try and move it over to electronic but I want to try and over simplify it. I figure I've been slacking from my binder method because it takes too much time and I have to drag it out each time (minor I know but...).
    I use the Notes tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    gotcha. trial version of fusion might have allowed you to d/l the files & create the ISO, perhaps? obviously it's already done, just thinking ahead for my own transition.
    Hmm yeah I didn't know about fusion - looks like that might be able to run the exe without installing windows first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
    I'm looking for ideas... How do you guys record workouts?

    I use golden cheetah. Over the past 3 years or so I've been trying to keep a 3 ring binder of daily workouts, race write ups, etc. I've been pretty terrible at it mid season and am looking for a change. I was hoping to try and move it over to electronic but I want to try and over simplify it. I figure I've been slacking from my binder method because it takes too much time and I have to drag it out each time (minor I know but...).
    I use WKO+.
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    Well, looks like my quarq is being sent out. So much for the new mercury platform. FYI, with the new quarqs, the way to do a hard reset is not to flip the battery around in the unit but instead place two pennies in the compartment as they are conductive. That worked for about 30 minutes before my quarq died again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    ...strava?

    or what is GC not giving you? I use cyclinganalytics for power and strava for totals/notes/social
    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    I use the Notes tab.
    I ride/race track, dabble with MTB, and only have a PM for my road bike. No plans on buying one for the other bikes. More or less I'm trying to re-think how I record my efforts, trying to determine what is important and how I can easily write it down. I'd like to see past trends (like if I'm really slacking, if work is taking a toll on riding, how my training is suffering if the weather sucks, if I'm really getting in some good top end work or just riding around). I do use power for the basic stuff, like chasing a carrot during intervals or looking at TSS, but the whole TSB stuff can't be too accurate for me b/c its not factoring in at least 1/3 of my ride time.

    GC has all my data needs, I'm not too sure about how easy it is to review the notes tab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
    I ride/race track, dabble with MTB, and only have a PM for my road bike. No plans on buying one for the other bikes. More or less I'm trying to re-think how I record my efforts, trying to determine what is important and how I can easily write it down. I'd like to see past trends (like if I'm really slacking, if work is taking a toll on riding, how my training is suffering if the weather sucks, if I'm really getting in some good top end work or just riding around). I do use power for the basic stuff, like chasing a carrot during intervals or looking at TSS, but the whole TSB stuff can't be too accurate for me b/c its not factoring in at least 1/3 of my ride time.

    GC has all my data needs, I'm not too sure about how easy it is to review the notes tab.

    you can still create workouts in WKO using the data you have on MTB/track bike - HR, time, distance, strava 'watt's. you wont have any graph data but you can still track workouts that way

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    hrTSS?

    Thats what I go by for all my MTB rides.

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    When I don't have intervals to do, I'll use another bike and go by hrTSS. Minor problem for me is that at Z2, it understates the TSS since I've gotten more efficient at that level. If I push it just past that, it matches pretty well with power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post

    i think one of the seals may have gone fubar when we had that driving storm in mid April. Usually i just let the bike air-dry in my apartment. that day i got lazy and put it in my trunk. Or it may be due to riding it on my commute through all but the worst days in the winter.
    my assumption was correct

    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    i have a Rotor 3D SRM for my TT bike. Still PITA to swap as it requires me washing my hand every time i do the swap. Yes, i want some cheese with that whinge

    After dawdling for a week, i sent out the broken Duracci SRM on Tuesday. They have it in Colorado Springs right now. Unfortunately, it's 6 months past the warranty date, so we shall see what happens. I'm hoping that maybe they can take my warranty from the Rotor and apply it to the Duracci. We shall see. I really don't want to be spending another $500 on replacing parts at this time...
    and they hooked me up! Free repair.

    Viva SRM!

    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    both units are refurb, and i'm just waiting right now. I've found that i tend to get OCD and make conjectures way too often, and most of the time it's not even necessary and i just wasted time thinking about potential possibilities.

    when it comes down to it, i'll probably pay up
    another data point that should teach me to simmer down, let things be, and react when i actually need to. no need trying to anticipate the possibilities.

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