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12-10-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,587
Posted By raqball

I've pretty much had every cycling computer there...

I've pretty much had every cycling computer there is... What can I say, I'm a gadget junkie!

The Bolt is a fine computer and it's better in some areas than Garmin and worse in others.

Better:...
12-10-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,915
Posted By raqball

Here is my 2017 AC01.. It's been upgraded to...

Here is my 2017 AC01.. It's been upgraded to Ultegra and the dics brakes have also been upgraded. You'll love the bike!

https://s25.postimg.org/5c6pa5k1b/DSC_0015.jpg

Thread on my upgrades...
12-10-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By raqball

I have the 2017 AC01 that's been upgraded to...

I have the 2017 AC01 that's been upgraded to Ultegra components. Thread here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1121866-bmc-alpenchallenge-aco1-upgrade-105-ultegra.html

Love the bike...
11-01-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By raqball

I've been running the Schwalbe Durano Plus tires...

I've been running the Schwalbe Durano Plus tires in 700x25 folding.. I previously ran Gatorskins and the Schwalbe's are much better overall.
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10-18-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By raqball

Camera placement has nothing to do with fear......

Camera placement has nothing to do with fear... It's going to be a rider decision based on their environment. In my case I have it mounted on the rear and it has absolutely nothing to do with fear....
10-18-17, 05:38 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

I'm a victim of my own stupidity. I always want...

I'm a victim of my own stupidity. I always want the new Garmin toy full well knowing it's going to be in an Alpha state.

I did it with the 810, the 1000, the 820 and now with the 1030. Guess I'm...
10-17-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

I really wanted to like it as it has some very...

I really wanted to like it as it has some very nice features and the touchscreen is very responsive.

I just had far to many issues for me to justify it's price. I went to my LBS about 30 minutes...
10-17-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Today was the final straw. Went on a 52 mile ride...

Today was the final straw. Went on a 52 mile ride and had numerous issues.

1. Speed and cadence would not auto connect or stay paired once I manually paired them. Finally deleted them and just...
10-17-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By raqball

Rear.. Front camera will rarely be at a proper...

Rear.. Front camera will rarely be at a proper angle to catch plates. Besides that most of my close calls are buzzes from the rear.
10-16-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Today was a good day for the 1030. I factory...

Today was a good day for the 1030. I factory reset it Sat night and today was the 1st ride since doing that.

Went 40 miles with no issues at all. Sensors all stayed connected, BT phone stayed...
10-16-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

True.. Every 'newer' Garmin I've had has met this...

True.. Every 'newer' Garmin I've had has met this standard except for the Edge 520 which was pretty solid at release.

My previous Garmins

Edge 200 was solid
Edge 500 was solid
Edge 510 was...
10-15-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

I'll probably stick with Garmin as I have a Varia...

I'll probably stick with Garmin as I have a Varia Radar I use every so often. Now that I am use to the larger screen it'll be hard going back to something smaller. If I scrap the 1030 I'll more than...
10-15-17, 05:56 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

I'll give Garmin one more update. If it's still a...

I'll give Garmin one more update. If it's still a mess after that then I'll probably send it back and either pick up an Edge 1000 or a Wahoo Bolt.

I really want to keep the 1030 as I am starting...
10-14-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

It's the Edge 1030 as I didn't have disconnects...

It's the Edge 1030 as I didn't have disconnects on the 520 or the 820.

Today I had one known BT disconnect and the 1030 also froze and became unresponsive after ending the ride. I previously...
10-14-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Yup.. I usually just clear it and as long as the...

Yup.. I usually just clear it and as long as the phone stays connected I won't see it again on that ride. The fact that it popped up numerous times tell me I was getting silent (not notified) BT...
10-14-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Yeah I'll wait it out a bit. BT notifications are...

Yeah I'll wait it out a bit. BT notifications are important to me though. I turned on device connection aid in the GC app so I'll see of that helps any.




I am in So Cal area. Here is what...
10-14-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

2 rides since getting the 3.40 update and meh!...

2 rides since getting the 3.40 update and meh! Went 40 and 38 miles.

Issues:

I am having silent BT phone disconnects. What I mean by silent is that you are not notified of either the disconnect...
10-12-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Got the 3.40 update this am so heading out for a...

Got the 3.40 update this am so heading out for a 40 mile route now. Hopefully it's improved. :)
10-12-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

I'll give the 3.40 update a chance before...

I'll give the 3.40 update a chance before deciding what I am going to do with it. If I am still having issues after the update then it's probably going back.

Don't think I've seen Garmin do a...
10-11-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

2 more rides in the books. 38 and 42 miles. No...

2 more rides in the books. 38 and 42 miles. No issues yesterday and none today, so I thought, until I ended the ride. After ending today's ride I went to take off shoes ect and when I came back the...
10-11-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,584
Posted By raqball

Last I heard if you order now it won't ship until...

Last I heard if you order now it won't ship until late Feb / early March 2018!

Vaporware indeed at this point.
10-10-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Factory reset before yesterday's ride. Went 51...

Factory reset before yesterday's ride. Went 51 miles and everything was fine. BT stayed connected, sensors auto connected and segments worked fine.

I did setup WiFi then turn it off as others have...
10-09-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Yesterday's ride was not a good one for the...

Yesterday's ride was not a good one for the 1030...

All the sensors refused connect automatically. Rebooted the Edge, no dice! Finally manually connected them. I didn't have any sensor disconnects...
10-07-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Just a quick update re: the Segments issue I...

Just a quick update re: the Segments issue I previously described. Today was a 47 mile ride (no course or TBT) and I completed 5 segments. They all worked exactly as they should.

No issue at all...
10-06-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Today's ride was 42 miles using a Strava course...

Today's ride was 42 miles using a Strava course and I completed 2 Strava segments. I loaded the course with the Strava Routes IQ app and it took about 1-2 minutes to fully load and ready to go.

I...
10-06-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,904
Posted By raqball

Yeah it sucks to loose something that expensive.....

Yeah it sucks to loose something that expensive..

I am very happy with the Zecto Max 250. 1/4th the price, just as bright and longer battery life.. I was going to buy another Quad Red but kinda...
10-06-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

1. It's slightly larger than the Edge 1000 but...

1. It's slightly larger than the Edge 1000 but the screen is noticeably larger than it.
2. Never heard of the Enve's mount so can't say. It would fit the Edge 1000 mount or even the Edge 520/820...
10-06-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By raqball

If you want the Wahoo ones then get their...

If you want the Wahoo ones then get their magnetless version.

Here is a link to their Speed and Cadence Combo.

Wireless Speed & Cadence Cycling Sensor Bundle | Wahoo Fitness...
10-06-17, 06:40 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Thanks! Back on...

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Thanks!

Back on track!

Today I will load up a 42 mile route using the Strava Routes IQ app and will test TBT navigation. I'll deliberately go off course a few time to...
10-06-17, 06:31 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

:thumb: :thumb: I posted early in thread...

:thumb: :thumb:

I posted early in thread that I thought the price was absurd, and I still do. That is my personal opinion. I also said that it was my opinion and that if others thought differently...
10-06-17, 06:12 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Yes it comes with the new out front mount.. If...

Yes it comes with the new out front mount.. If you don't have the Garmin battery pack (that comes with a new adapter for the bottom of the 1030 mount) then the 1030 clips in exactly the same as other...
10-06-17, 05:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

I reported your post as this is getting...

I reported your post as this is getting ridiculous.. Maybe the moderators can put a stop to it.

$109 off a $600 price is not a little less, it's a lot less! Do the math.. By my quick calculation...
10-06-17, 05:38 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Kewl! If mine keeps working as it did...

Kewl!

If mine keeps working as it did yesterday then I'll probably end up keeping it. It was rock solid yesterday. One reminder for when you get it, and I mentioned it previously, do the firmware...
10-06-17, 04:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

No problem.. I'll test out navigating a course...

No problem.. I'll test out navigating a course and segments today. Yeah re: the price.. I bet they go down a little via holiday sales before Christmas. I got mine for $109 less using reward points or...
10-05-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Give it a rest will you? We went down this road...

Give it a rest will you? We went down this road already..

$600 is absurd and I would not have paid that for it. $500 might be reasonable which I said a few times in the thread. If you have nothing...
10-05-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

1st ride today with the Edge 1030 I have...

1st ride today with the Edge 1030

I have Garmin magnetless speed and cadence sensors paired to it along with a Sony Z5 Compact Android phone and a scosche rhythm+ HR.

Initial impressions:

...
10-05-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By raqball

Nice! I am kinda bummed they didn't up the...

Nice! I am kinda bummed they didn't up the Session to the 6 and give it a little better battery life.

Nice purchase! :thumb:
10-05-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

Picked up the Edge 1030 from FedEx this morning....

Picked up the Edge 1030 from FedEx this morning. Will do a 36 mile ride with it later and report back..

It's flippin ginormous!

I got it all setup then it updated to 3.20.. After the update all...
10-05-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By raqball

The reset should be pretty fast. Try holding...

The reset should be pretty fast.

Try holding the power button in for up to 30 seconds if that does not work try this

Connect device to computer
Press and hold LAP/RESET and POWER
Release...
10-04-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

You missed a few that don't fit your narrative. ...

You missed a few that don't fit your narrative.







I got it for less than $500 if that matters. I still would not have bought it if my out of pocket expense would have been the $600...
10-04-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,141
Posted By raqball

So after all my hate on the Edge 1030 I went...

So after all my hate on the Edge 1030 I went ahead and ordered one to 'maybe' replace my Edge 820... It will be here tomorrow and if I can have FedEx hold it for pickup, I can snag it in the AM when...
10-04-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,904
Posted By raqball

It is... And for $50 with 9 hours of run time I'd...

It is... And for $50 with 9 hours of run time I'd say it a winner!
10-04-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,973
Posted By raqball

I do because I see it daily! I ride 30-50 miles a...

I do because I see it daily! I ride 30-50 miles a day 6-days a week and yes I see cyclist violate far more laws than I do vehicles.

On any given ride I'd ray it's at least 2-1 but probably 3-1 or...
10-04-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,973
Posted By raqball

Mine is mainly loaded to the hilt with families....

Mine is mainly loaded to the hilt with families. They have a TON of stuff for kids to do. There are 2 pool areas, a super large playground, soccer field, basketball courts ect. The clubhouse has...
10-03-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,904
Posted By raqball

Here are a few videos of the light set to Day...

Here are a few videos of the light set to Day Flash Mode 1 (250 lumens). The videos are a bit deceitful as they don't really show what the naked eye sees. I noticed this when looking at the video on...
10-03-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,973
Posted By raqball

:thumb: Well this is AS so the answer from...

:thumb:

Well this is AS so the answer from many will be clear as mud. LOL
10-03-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,973
Posted By raqball

Since I live here and said it's not then I guess...

Since I live here and said it's not then I guess you'd know better?

These are private roads and the rules are clear so people can choose to accept them or not before buying.
10-02-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,973
Posted By raqball

Sure except we were talking about the gated...

Sure except we were talking about the gated community that I live in. Although I am retired, the community I live in is not a retirement one. That should have been pretty clear in my postings were I...
10-02-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,973
Posted By raqball

In mine there is a 10mph speed limited and the...

In mine there is a 10mph speed limited and the speed limit signs are posted everywhere.

Yes skateboards, scooters ect are banned from the roads just like bikes.

The play park is enclosed, for...
10-02-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,973
Posted By raqball

Dang take a chill pill..... Anywho, the OP...

Dang take a chill pill.....

Anywho, the OP clarified and private / gated communities are NOT the topic at hand so maybe we can get back on track and discuss what the situation that the OP...
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