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07-01-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By JohnJ80

Glad to help. Hope you like it. Itís a...

Glad to help. Hope you like it.

Itís a pretty cool little product at no real price premium for a speed sensor.
06-29-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By JohnJ80

We have an inreach Mini that we use for off grid...

We have an inreach Mini that we use for off grid activities. It will transmit your location to the inReach website where you or your wife can follow your progress. You can set the reporting interval...
06-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By JohnJ80

Actually, no. My Garmin connect login is a...

Actually, no.

My Garmin connect login is a anonymized email address and ties back to nothing else. Besides that, read the terms from Garmin and Google and you'll find some stark differences.
06-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By JohnJ80

This is why I have switched all my bikes over to...

This is why I have switched all my bikes over to the Garmin Speed Sensor 2. It records time, speed and distance so if something happens to the bike computer, you can get this all out via Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By JohnJ80

In my experience, itís most likely holding the...

In my experience, itís most likely holding the bars incorrectly or putting too much weight on your hands due to either bike fit or core issues. But start with proper hand placement.

your hands...
05-17-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By JohnJ80

Great to hear! We very much like ours and finds...

Great to hear! We very much like ours and finds it adds a lot to the ride when we can communicate so easily. I think it does a lot for safety too.
05-11-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By JohnJ80

likewise, weíve used ours for the last two...

likewise, weíve used ours for the last two seasons and the prior version for 4-5 urs before that. Works really well.

What I finally did was use 3M VHB tape (available from Amazon in a number of...
05-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By JohnJ80

The lowest hassle, easiest use for this is the...

The lowest hassle, easiest use for this is the Cycliq 12CE (front) and the 6CE (rear). You also get a daytime headlight and taillight out of the package.

They can be a bit finicky until you get...
04-29-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,592
Posted By JohnJ80

Thanks for this. I know I can tell a 5-10W...

Thanks for this. I know I can tell a 5-10W difference. My road bike has a power meter and itís pretty easy to tell the difference. Great idea to put in an off switch!

The efficiencies on solar...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,251
Posted By JohnJ80

Personally, I've moved a bike from Di2 to eTap...

Personally, I've moved a bike from Di2 to eTap Red (not AXS) and I like it a ton better.
04-05-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,480
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, it's arguable and largely due to the...

Yeah, it's arguable and largely due to the difference in optics IMO. The Garmin optic is a little wider angle and the Flare optic is more directional. Either way, its close and both are good...
04-05-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,480
Posted By JohnJ80

I would. I use it with a Hammerhead Karoo that...

I would. I use it with a Hammerhead Karoo that has a small BT speaker paired with it. HH's implementation of the Varia Radar interface includes a top of class set of audio warnings. I actually...
04-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,480
Posted By JohnJ80

I see you point about urban riding. I live in the...

I see you point about urban riding. I live in the sticks so ďurbanĒ for me also means ďsmall town.Ē Itís useful there but I refer to it less.

The v2 taillight behaves the same as the v1 in terms...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,137
Posted By JohnJ80

Just to add some context for the OP and detail to...

Just to add some context for the OP and detail to what was above.

I'm 64. What I learned between your age and mine is that it's best check your ego at the door, get over being embarrassed about...
04-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,480
Posted By JohnJ80

completely agree about the radar and in addition...

completely agree about the radar and in addition the light is in the top tier of daylight lights. Itís a great product - very well done.
04-03-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,480
Posted By JohnJ80

Correct me if I'm wrong - I'm betting you've...

Correct me if I'm wrong - I'm betting you've never used one. Lumens on a light are not the sole factor in it's visibility. With the right optic and those lumens aimed appropriately, it can be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,137
Posted By JohnJ80

I'm a lot older than you and I don't need to dial...

I'm a lot older than you and I don't need to dial it back. If it's that bad, make an appt with your doc and make sure nothing else is wrong. If nothing wrong there, then get a personal trainer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,618
Posted By JohnJ80

I have converted 4 bikes from mechanical to...

I have converted 4 bikes from mechanical to electronic shifting and I bought one set up for Di2 and converted it to eTap and sold the Di2 parts. I'm a big fan of electronic shifting and I'm sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By JohnJ80

I ride in Minnesota and I’ll ride until ice forms...

I ride in Minnesota and I’ll ride until ice forms on the roads (ground freezing). It’s really hard to get gloves right in cold weather. The best thing that I have done is invested in a glove...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By JohnJ80

there are seat posts that provide better vertical...

there are seat posts that provide better vertical compliance which is what I was referring to. Theyíre all pretty expensive but the effect is not all that noticeable at least in comparison to what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By JohnJ80

Agree with the notion that the seatpost will have...

Agree with the notion that the seatpost will have minimal impact on the ride quality. I went through all of this with a super stiff frame a few years ago. All the money I spent on component changes...
02-12-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By JohnJ80

Trying to get accurate elevation gain out of a...

Trying to get accurate elevation gain out of a bike computer, cell phone or fitness watch is an exercise in futility. I've even had gradient changes jump or drop when a semi truck drove past at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,825
Posted By JohnJ80

Bad idea. Yep. Nailed it. ...

Bad idea.



Yep. Nailed it.



Don't trust in "magic paint", learn now to ride in traffic - be a vehicle.
01-19-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By JohnJ80

Video of a bike light always over emphasizes the...

Video of a bike light always over emphasizes the actual light due to the lower dynamic range of the camera vs the human eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,929
Posted By JohnJ80

I actually donít take along a tube anymore when...

I actually donít take along a tube anymore when Iím riding locally. In the years I have been doing this and the thousands of miles I have logged tubeless, I have never been stranded. I normally have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,071
Posted By JohnJ80

without question, I think the flashing mode is...

without question, I think the flashing mode is the most noticeable during the day and has the best battery life to boot. I donít keep track but Iíd guess the life is around 8-10 hours or so in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,929
Posted By JohnJ80

That's been pretty much my experience. Seals up...

That's been pretty much my experience. Seals up in about one revolution. Sometimes I feel it on a leg, most times I don't know it even happened.



I ride on primarily rural highways that don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By JohnJ80

That's good to know. Never would have thought of...

That's good to know. Never would have thought of that.

I have chronic neck issues. Once I got a fit right and after moving it to another bike as well, I eventually just got frames made that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By JohnJ80

Try Cat Ears. They works and then you don't have...

Try Cat Ears. They works and then you don't have to ride around gangsta.

https://www.cat-ears.com
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,316
Posted By JohnJ80

Me too. I'd never spend the winter in a warm...

Me too. I'd never spend the winter in a warm place.

As for riding in the winter issue? There is no bad weather just inappropriate clothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By JohnJ80

^this. Not all that infrequently, something...

^this.

Not all that infrequently, something happens to my main bike and if I didn't have another bike to ride, I'd be grounded until the parts arrived and I had time to repair it or my LBS...
07-22-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 26,281
Posted By JohnJ80

I got sort of interested in LED technology (I'm...

I got sort of interested in LED technology (I'm an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry) and started tracking it in bike lighting back to about 2000. So I started collecting LED tail...
07-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 26,281
Posted By JohnJ80

Car headlights are 700 lumens on low and 1200...

Car headlights are 700 lumens on low and 1200 lumens on high (halogen, LED are much brighter) - on that you're wrong. Cars have two of them. Here is a source...
06-24-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,220
Posted By JohnJ80

I recently bought both the front and back new...

I recently bought both the front and back new cameras. There were some issues I had to work through with them and they are somewhat slow in replying but I was able to get them to work correctly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,672
Posted By JohnJ80

Well, I generally wear out a rear tire about...

Well, I generally wear out a rear tire about every 1500 miles or so. In that time, typically there is still plenty of sealant.

Depending on the sealant, and if you’re riding frequently, it tends...
06-18-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,798
Posted By JohnJ80

^this. Iím 63 and I ride 17-20 miles per day...

^this.

Iím 63 and I ride 17-20 miles per day weather permitting and Iíd like to ride more. At 4-5 miles I am just starting to break a sweat.

Iím having a hard time understanding how 4-5 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,531
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly. It's just not that complicated. There...

Exactly. It's just not that complicated. There are only three places that can leak air - the rim tape, the stem, or the tire bead. After that, the benefits far, far outweigh the downsides.

And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,202
Posted By JohnJ80

Good guidance here. I've had built a number of...

Good guidance here. I've had built a number of custom frames due to a neck injury years ago, my short arms, my long legs and long torso. This typically winds up in a longer head tube than typical. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,202
Posted By JohnJ80

Sort of right up there with the classic BF self...

Sort of right up there with the classic BF self appointed poster police. Love it!

I suggested those particular ďcustomĒ frames because, specifically, Rodriguez and Gunnar frames can be had for...
04-01-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,837
Posted By JohnJ80

I'd bet it's the SD card speed. There's a lot of...

I'd bet it's the SD card speed. There's a lot of BS going on between manufacturers on speed. Samung tends to lead the industry by a fair amount in process technology in FLASH. I've had zero...
02-04-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By JohnJ80

The "minimum" temperature is going to be for the...

The "minimum" temperature is going to be for the display and for the batteries. Everything else is probably more worried about the "maximum" temperature.

The display probably won't get hurt at all...
11-27-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By JohnJ80

If its' just the two of you, the Terrano units...

If its' just the two of you, the Terrano units would work really well. They are full duplex and I'd rate the fidelity as very high. The previous version had good noise cancellation but the new...
11-26-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By JohnJ80

I've spent a lot of time working on just this...

I've spent a lot of time working on just this problem and it's actually quite tough to solve. There really aren't any easy high quality solutions.

The best intercom solution is the Terrano...
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