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09-05-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By John_V

I won't swear to this and I may be totally wrong...

I won't swear to this and I may be totally wrong but I'm thinking that Garmin has a sensitivity setting in it's computers that may have something to do with your problem. I say this because I have...
09-03-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By John_V

Wahoo currently has two cycling apps available....

Wahoo currently has two cycling apps available. One is the Wahoo Fitness app and the second is the Wahoo Elemnt Companion app. Make sure you get the Wahoo Fitness app as the other requires the use ...
09-02-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By John_V

As cranklecat mentioned, the Wahoo Fitness App is...

As cranklecat mentioned, the Wahoo Fitness App is completely free and you can connect any BTLE sensor(s) to it without having to pay a subscription fee. However, it is somewhat limited in the data...
09-01-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By John_V

:eek: Thanks for catching that. I did mean...

:eek: Thanks for catching that. I did mean exertion. It's what I get for having auto correct active on my iPad.
08-30-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,062
Posted By John_V

Both my road bikes have some Italian guys...

Both my road bikes have some Italian guys signature on it. Ernesto something. I'm thinking another Italian name or signature on it would be overkill and confusing.
08-27-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By John_V

This is an issue that has been known to Wahoo....

This is an issue that has been known to Wahoo. Looking at the Wahoo Elemnt User's Group on Google, it apparently has been corrected. There were three to four daily complaints about this issue. Since...
08-26-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By John_V

If detecting AFib is your main concern then a...

If detecting AFib is your main concern then a heart rate monitor is going to be useless because they only detect the number of R waves (and not R-R intervals) when determining heart rate. My wife has...
08-25-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,980
Posted By John_V

Crashed on the 9th of last month, while going 18...

Crashed on the 9th of last month, while going 18 mph, after the rider in front of me slowed down and hit my front wheel. I had a $79.00 KASK Rapido that cracked in 4 places above the temple. Helmet...
08-22-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By John_V

Suggestion: if you're going to buy your DuoTrap...

Suggestion: if you're going to buy your DuoTrap from a LBS, take your Bolt with you and pair it at the shop just to be sure both speed and cadence sensors will pair.
08-21-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By John_V

Either one will work just fine. The difference is...

Either one will work just fine. The difference is that the DuoTrap is much cleaner looking and you don't have to worry about accidentally knocking it off with your foot. The advantage of the Wahoo...
08-16-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By John_V

Checking with the Wahoo Elemnt Users Group, it...

Checking with the Wahoo Elemnt Users Group, it appears that most of the issues have been solved since there have been no new posts on the issues since the latest firmware and companion app release....
08-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,541
Posted By John_V

Thatís exactly what he showed me. As long as you...

Thatís exactly what he showed me. As long as you keep pushing both sides of the tire towards the center of the rim, itíll just pop right in.
08-15-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By John_V

Looks like you started at the same age I did....

Looks like you started at the same age I did. That was 10 years ago when I came home from work, on my birthday, and the wife says, "Lets go get your birthday present." Couldn't figure out why we had...
08-15-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By John_V

Wahoo has been having issues with disconnecting...

Wahoo has been having issues with disconnecting sensors for about a month or so. It all started with one of their firmware updates and a corresponding app release. The issue appears to be in the BTLE...
08-15-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,541
Posted By John_V

I've been riding on Gatorskins exclusively since...

I've been riding on Gatorskins exclusively since 2012. I do an annual cross state ride and get new tires and mount them the day before the ride. Never had an issue mounting or dismounting them from...
08-07-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By John_V

Can't help you there. My radar is connected to a...

Can't help you there. My radar is connected to a Wahoo Bolt. I have to power it On/Off manually as well as change the modes. Mounted on my saddle bag, it's easy for me to reach without having to stop...
08-07-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By John_V

I turn mine OFF. I accidentally left mine on...

I turn mine OFF. I accidentally left mine on Standby once and it did not retain the advertised battery life. I keep my radar turned OFF until I'm getting ready to ride on the roadway.
08-04-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,738
Posted By John_V

This! I ride on flat roads so either brake type...

This! I ride on flat roads so either brake type will work for me. However, I think rim brakes are a lot cleaner looking.
08-02-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,134
Posted By John_V

I would have to have at least one or two flats a...

I would have to have at least one or two flats a ride to be able to justify the cost of that pump. Hope it works out for you.
07-30-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By John_V

Thanks, but I don't see me being better than...

Thanks, but I don't see me being better than anyone else. I've always been a distance rider so doing 40-60 mile rides, six days a week was normal. Do that for a few years and the miles pile up. At...
07-30-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,134
Posted By John_V

Luckily, we don't have goatheads in Florida. I've...

Luckily, we don't have goatheads in Florida. I've heard a lot of nightmare stories about them so not having them is one less thing to worry about. Depending on where you ride, we do have a lot of...
07-29-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,134
Posted By John_V

After reading some of these posts, I'm interested...

After reading some of these posts, I'm interested in knowing if those of you that carry multiple tubes and a mini or frame pump also carry a patch kit with you? And if so, which type of patches do...
07-29-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By John_V

I started riding again 10 years ago at age 63....

I started riding again 10 years ago at age 63. Eight years ago, I bought an ISM Prologue saddle which I still use. Never had any perineal issues with that saddle. I have one on each of my road bikes...
07-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By John_V

Yes it will. There is a mount adapter for round...

Yes it will. There is a mount adapter for round and aero seat posts that comes with the unit. Looking at your setup, you may have to mount the unit upside down to clear the seat post clamp and still...
07-29-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,845
Posted By John_V

On day two of this years MS-150, while heading...

On day two of this years MS-150, while heading back to the finish line, I pulled into a left turn lane that had a red light. At the front was a car, then three cyclist, another car, myself and more...
07-29-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,134
Posted By John_V

I did pretty much the same thing not knowing how...

I did pretty much the same thing not knowing how to use them. The first time I used one was on a friends flat tire. Replaced the tube, put the filler head on the valve and screwed in the cartridge...
07-28-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By John_V

Wahoo has been having problems with sensors...

Wahoo has been having problems with sensors dropping out and they are aware of it. It seemed to have started after one of their upgrades in March. There is much talk about this in Google's Wahoo...
07-27-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By John_V

If she runs with a cycling jersey, she can put...

If she runs with a cycling jersey, she can put the radar in one of the pockets and it will work, If you already have the radar, the quarter twist lock is removable from mount by taking out the two...
07-27-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By John_V

The Live Tracking issue is a function of the...

The Live Tracking issue is a function of the companion app. Lately, it's been totally useless. It not only has issues with Live Tracking but other serious problems as well. They're supposed to...
07-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By John_V

Many of us have the RTL 510 and RTL 515 and 1st...

Many of us have the RTL 510 and RTL 515 and 1st Generation units. Same as the 315 except with a light. I love my 510. I don't ride on public roads anymore unless it's on. Still use my mirror but only...
07-25-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,683
Posted By John_V

I don't think it cost him anything. If I remember...

I don't think it cost him anything. If I remember correctly, he found a piece of metal lying around his garage and used it to make the mount.
07-21-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By John_V

I had the cover over the right buttons come loose...

I had the cover over the right buttons come loose on me. Didn't look as if there was anyway to fix it. I used super glue, applied with a straight pin, along the edges and it worked.
07-21-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By John_V

Yes! Having the BTLE channel of your sensors...

Yes! Having the BTLE channel of your sensors connected to your phone will force the Elemnt/Bolt/Roam to connect to the sensors via Ant+. Make sure that when you are connecting your sensors to the...
07-19-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By John_V

This is another issue that has been a topic on...

This is another issue that has been a topic on the Google Wahoo User's Forum. The issue appears to happen if the sensors are connected via BTLE. Those that have their sensors connected via Ant+ are...
07-13-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By John_V

Seems like all these issues started with the...

Seems like all these issues started with the release of their WB15-7502 firmware update that was released in early May. Since that release, a total of three more updates were released in the same...
07-10-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By John_V

I also have not experienced either of the first...

I also have not experienced either of the first two issues. However, I have had other issues that don't involve the device updates but rather the companion app. I have had several go arounds with...
07-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By John_V

I would have that looked at. If nothing else for...

I would have that looked at. If nothing else for piece of mind. However, the first place I would take it to is someplace where they actually work with carbon fiber. Just my opinion, but I would think...
07-02-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By John_V

My wife had a Sigma computer with cadence...

My wife had a Sigma computer with cadence (BC16-12) and it worked great. Unfortunately, the cadence sensor was the first thing to go on it. Otherwise, it’s a great non-GPS computer.
06-25-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By John_V

I used to average around 2,000 miles on both my...

I used to average around 2,000 miles on both my 10 and 11 speed drive trains. I used various brands of high end chains to see which one gave me the best life and they all were about the same. After...
06-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By John_V

I took Losartan for a couple of years and it...

I took Losartan for a couple of years and it didn't do me any good; with and without HCTZ. However, I never had any side effects from the med. Another doctor took me off the Losartan and put me on...
06-21-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By John_V

I also disliked loud hubs but after doing group...

I also disliked loud hubs but after doing group rides, I actually started liking them. Louder hubs make a great warning system when someone in the group breaks cadence.
06-16-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,333
Posted By John_V

I'm not sure! My only suggestion is to download...

I'm not sure! My only suggestion is to download the app and try it. You may have to update the Varia's firmware to the latest version for it to work but I'm also not sure of that. I have the RTL510...
06-15-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,683
Posted By John_V

Another saddlebag mounting sent to me from a...

Another saddlebag mounting sent to me from a friend of mine that recently purchased an RTL515.
...
06-15-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,333
Posted By John_V

Another one of my friends recently purchased a...

Another one of my friends recently purchased a Varia radar. However, he bought the new RTL515 which has Bluetooth and another light mode. He uses RideWithGPS when using routes and navigation and...
06-10-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By John_V

I think you'll find that any of the quality...

I think you'll find that any of the quality sensors (Garmin/Wahoo/Polar) are going to be in the same price range, There are much cheaper sensors but you'll need to expect that they may not last very...
06-08-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,683
Posted By John_V

Looking at the photos on their website, all but...

Looking at the photos on their website, all but the Micro have slots in the rear of the bag. You could use the same type of saddlebag setup that I did (post just above yours) and modify the length of...
06-08-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By John_V

Apparently, the Cyclemeter folks figured out a...

Apparently, the Cyclemeter folks figured out a way to do that. On Cyclemeter's Apple Watch setup page there is a switch for Heart Rate Monitor (ON/OFF) and below the switch, it states, "Record heart...
06-08-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By John_V

Would that ride happen to be the C2C Ride from...

Would that ride happen to be the C2C Ride from Ormond Beach to Tarpon Springs?
06-07-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,087
Posted By John_V

I feel you! Two years ago, I was riding over...

I feel you! Two years ago, I was riding over 10,000 miles a year. Last it dropped to 8,000 miles and this year Iím running 1,000 miles behind last year. Iím two years older than you. My ride weeks...
06-07-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,333
Posted By John_V

It would be nice if they allowed you to turn each...

It would be nice if they allowed you to turn each feature on independently, but unfortunately thatís not the case.
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