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You ride C&V, but how much new tech do you use?

Old 05-03-17, 02:36 PM
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You ride C&V, but how much new tech do you use?

cyclometer
HR monitor
GPS apps
Power meter

or heads up goggles?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...met-technology
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I use a wired computer on the Technium that has eight (8) different functions It even tells the time!
Outside of that, my Speedplay Frog Ti's are it, baby. I even went back to friction shifting.

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and to note for myself

simple cateye strada meter on my "good" bike

Map my ride GPS phone app

HR monitor

looking at garmin vivoactive HR smartwatch

don't see power meter or heads up glasses in my future
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Sigma wireless computers, the basic ones. And that's it. I like Sigma because they mount with o-rings, not zip ties.
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I've got too much tech in day-to-day life. On the bike, I'm joyously low-tech. I carry my smartphone in the saddlebag or jacket pocket, and that is all.
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Garmin radar tail light (and a small Edge-25 for the head-unit).
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None of the above. I rather like Strava, but since it doesn't run well on my current phone, I haven't used that for at least a year either.

So I just ride, and enjoy the scenery.
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No tech here.
Unless more modern bikes with 10 speed cassettes counts. Even that is outdated now.
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I've got too much tech in day-to-day life. On the bike, I'm joyously low-tech. I carry my smartphone in the saddlebag or jacket pocket, and that is all.
Same here -- smart phone has its own zipper pocket in my Camelbak. The only "tech" is bright LED lighting, with recharge via USB port. Otherwise, it is 1980 all over again, complete with non-indexed shift and toeclips.
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I mount my iphone to my handlebars and use the ridewithgps app.

I have four lights on my bike with LEDs (one headlight, two tail lights, and a wheel light).
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Not on every C&V bike, but on the ones I ride the most, I have some combination of
--Garmin GPS unit
--SPD pedals
--aero brake levers
--Brifters (3 bikes setup with Shimergo drivetrains, one with 10-speed Shimano 105)
--other kinds of index shifting (from 7-speed to 9-speed), whether bar-ends or down-tube shifters
--mini-pump
--dyno hub and LED lamps (this new technology kicks the old technology's a$$)

And I always carry my iPhone.
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Old 05-03-17, 03:48 PM
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I have a set of plastic tire levers.
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I have an LED headlight and taillight.
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Garmin Vivoactive GPS watch. It's mostly a fun toy.
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SPD pedals

Toe Straps always cut into my feet. Some things weren't better in the old days. I have been using SPD since they came out and Shimano was selling them as a road bike pedal alternative to LOOK. (no one remembers that now)
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Cateye with cadence. Cel phone for route/music. Lights if night or early am for those upcoming summer heat rides. I have CO2 but carry a pump instead.
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Garmin 800 (although sometimes it stays in the jersey pocket)
Fly 6 taillight/camera
Garmin Virb camera for the front for most rides.
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LED lights and a phone in my back pocket. My commute bike has SPDs. I also have some freewheels with ramps...does that count?
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I've been resisting the urge to put a computer on any of my C&V bikes. The 2001 Lemon D has one. I managed to stop after that.

I feel like it's making me slower. Even when I'm trying to ride at a brisk pace for fitness reasons I tend to slide into whatever is comfortable. If I look down and see that I'm going 12 mph I'll generally shift and pick up the pace a bit, but if I don't know how slow I'm going I just cruise. That's perfect when I'm riding for relaxation. It's not so great when I'm trying to improve my fitness.
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I used to have electronic cyclometers, but now I use a Garmin Edge 200 to keep track of my mileage. I switched to the Garmin because I was accumulating more bikes and I don't have to calibrate it whenever I put it on a different bike. The 200 is only a little bigger than a basic bike computer.

I still carry a flip phone for emergencies. I like that it is small and the battery lasts a long time.

I have a blinking LED for extra visibility.

Lastly, SPD pedals. I have had them for about 5 years. No more numb toes.
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A Niterider Pro Enduro 2800 and a Dinotte Quad Red tail light.

I learned the hard way about lighting systems the last time we were in Fruita/Moab.

https://store.dinottelighting.com/new...ery-p111.aspx#

https://www.niterider.com/product/pr...enduro-remote/
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-wheel overlap sensors
-voice command shifting
-motorized kickstand
-emergency brake
-digital cockpit
-auto shooting hipster/ hippie repellent
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None, and I don't have a cell phone.
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a gamin 510...been in the box since new. even my spin bike doesn't do tech. my bell on the campy bikes are the freewheels.
I used to be a gadget freak...now I just couldn't care less. I do enjoy chasing cars...when I beat them it does put a smile on my face....usually need a nice grade.
my kids bikes have proper bells and lights...and I always wear a helmet with them.
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Garmin 810 with heart rate sensor strap, and Garmin Vivosmart HR, too. Garmin does make 1 inch handlebar mout for old school small bars.

I have wool kits, but prefer modern spandex, lycra polyester, and SPD Mtn pedals. Toe clips and straps killed my knee on last year's Eroica. Mud in the cleats, got stuck, fell twice. Never fell when they were all we had. Now, for pedals modern is better.
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Garmin 800 with mounts on pretty much everything. If not mounted it goes in my jersey pocket. Cell phone too as I'm always on call.

Led lights for when I ride around dusk or in the dark. Very rarely a GoPro. Normally just to record the scenery or maybe a 50+ mph descent down a curvy mountain road.
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