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Old 03-11-13, 05:59 PM
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Going to have to grind a mm or so off my cleat screws... They're poking through the foot bed. I think I'm also going to have to drop the saddle a couple mm

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Old 03-11-13, 06:05 PM
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I love Specialized shoes. They were the solution to the foot pain I was getting from Sidi's which was weird since I used them for a long time but so it goes.
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Old 03-11-13, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LowCel
Sorry honey, didn't have phone service on today's route.
So, the funny thing is that I showed the live tracking on the 510/810 to my wife and I think that she may be considering buying a 510 for me (she, too, worries when I'm gone for a few hours).
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Originally Posted by LowCel
Hope you don't have a power meter.
I don't! I'm honestly not good enough to need one.
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Originally Posted by dobrado
I don't! I'm honestly not good enough to need one.
That not an excuse to not get one, it's the main reason to get one.
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If anyone needs something that will let people know where they are --- there are apps on the Appstore and Android.

Those apps have existed for a while.
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My most recent cycle related purchase was some spare innertubes and a patch kit.
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Originally Posted by generalkdi
With all these people buying Garmin, which place has them with the best price?
I just ordered the 500 from wiggle for $200 less a current coupon code (10-EXTRA) for 10%. Also free shipping to the US. Not sure if you'd get free shipping to Canada, though.
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Originally Posted by Biscayne05
If anyone needs something that will let people know where they are --- there are apps on the Appstore and Android.

Those apps have existed for a while.
Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Biscayne05
Those apps have existed for a while.
Yeah, but at what cost to battery life? Position tracking with phones stopped being feasible for me when I found that my phone wouldn't last through a long ride. I would say that my experiences are not atypical among Garmin owners - phones work for some people, but others aren't happy with the compromises.
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Maybe there's an app that could run in the background? I know I had Strava running for nearly 5 hours last Saturday (screen off/locked most of the time) and it only took my iPhone 5 down to about 50-55% battery.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yeah, but at what cost to battery life?
Not much. I ran it on my Nexus S before w/ Strava and it only reduced 25-30% of my battery on a 2.5hour ride.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
That not an excuse to not get one, it's the main reason to get one.
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this thread is making me want a new pair of shoes. its been a long time coming anyways, my current ones are 6 year old clearance-rack specials that are showing their age. i guess its time to pull the trigger.
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Old 03-12-13, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Maybe there's an app that could run in the background? I know I had Strava running for nearly 5 hours last Saturday (screen off/locked most of the time) and it only took my iPhone 5 down to about 50-55% battery.
GPS, Bluethooth, cell signal strength all contribute to how much battery these apps consume. Bluetooth consumes the least, while GPS drains the battery pretty fast, and for some of the rural roads I ride regularly here, the cell signals are dicey. That's why apps like Strava and Life360, background or otherwise, don't really work for me on rides over 3 hours. From what I understand, the Edge 810 sounds like a much better option since it's using the GPS data from the cycling computer headunit, transmitting them regularly through bluetooth to the phone, and the phone then periodically updates a website uses the cell data network; that way, the phone doesn't have to have the GPS on all the time.
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Originally Posted by dalava
GPS, Bluethooth, cell signal strength all contribute to how much battery these apps consume. Bluetooth consumes the least, while GPS drains the battery pretty fast, and for some of the rural roads I ride regularly here, the cell signals are dicey. That's why apps like Strava and Life360, background or otherwise, don't really work for me on rides over 3 hours. From what I understand, the Edge 810 sounds like a much better option since it's using the GPS data from the cycling computer headunit, transmitting them regularly through bluetooth to the phone, and the phone then periodically updates a website uses the cell data network; that way, the phone doesn't have to have the GPS on all the time.
What phone are you using? As long as you don't keep the screen on all the time I found my iPhone 5 to be simply amazing when running Strava on longer rides. It seems to drain the battery less than 10% per hour. On a recent 3.5 hour ride I still had nearly 75% battery remaining. And over 50% after 5+ hours last weekend as I posted above.

Having said that, I would NOT want to use my iPhone as my primary bike computer, because then you would pretty much need the screen on the whole time. And that IS a battery hog. But for background apps that track your progress, Strava on an iPhone 5 has been great for me.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
What phone are you using? As long as you don't keep the screen on all the time I found my iPhone 5 to be simply amazing when running Strava on longer rides. It seems to drain the battery less than 10% per hour. On a recent 3.5 hour ride I still had nearly 75% battery remaining. And over 50% after 5+ hours last weekend as I posted above.

Having said that, I would NOT want to use my iPhone as my primary bike computer, because then you would pretty much need the screen on the whole time. And that IS a battery hog. But for background apps that track your progress, Strava on an iPhone 5 has been great for me.
iPhone 5. Not sure if the poor cell signal has anything to do with the battery drain.
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Originally Posted by dalava
iPhone 5. Not sure if the poor cell signal has anything to do with the battery drain.
Probably. Cell phones often used eGPS (e=enhanced) - in addition to GPS sats, they bounce signals off of cell phone towers to more accurately triangulate position than just GPS alone.
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