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03-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 51,614
Posted By John_V

Having read the OP's post and all the replies,...

Having read the OP's post and all the replies, this seems to be the best solution that I've read. I have used a strap based HRM for the last 10 years but would go this route if I wanted to use my...
03-15-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,317
Posted By John_V

Another vote for bone conducting headphones....

Another vote for bone conducting headphones. They're like driving in your car with the radio on. You hear the music and everything else around you, And unlike riding with speakers,you don't force...
03-15-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,119
Posted By John_V

When I got back into riding, 11 years ago, I was...

When I got back into riding, 11 years ago, I was getting cramps on a regular basis, especially night cramps. Here in Florida, it's common to get dehydrated so I made sure I was drinking lots of water...
02-28-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By John_V

Wheels Manufacturing (http://wheelsmfg.com/) is...

Wheels Manufacturing (http://wheelsmfg.com/) is going to be your best bet on finding the BB you want.
02-23-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,663
Posted By John_V

I ride within the rules of the sate I'm riding...

I ride within the rules of the sate I'm riding in. I ride my bike like I would drive my car and I don't assume the right of way without caution (even if I have it). A 3,000 plus pound vehicle will...
02-22-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,272
Posted By John_V

I found that out well after buying the Brooks....

I found that out well after buying the Brooks. When I bought it, I asked the guy at the LBS (my regular LBS doesn't carry Brooks) what he recommended and he pushed the B-17 over the other Brooks...
02-18-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,272
Posted By John_V

While saddle shopping, I tried a Brooks B17 just...

While saddle shopping, I tried a Brooks B17 just to see what all the hoopla was about. It was uncomfortable from the get go and while I realized that I had to break it in, the more I rode on it the...
02-13-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,247
Posted By John_V

My wife has a recumbent tadpole trike and loves...

My wife has a recumbent tadpole trike and loves it. It stays in the van with my road bike. Every time I go for a bike ride, her trike is there and if she's not with me, I occasionally pull it out and...
02-13-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,667
Posted By John_V

That's interesting. I ordered my CRS in October...

That's interesting. I ordered my CRS in October of 2016, when they started taking orders and didn't have any bikes for actual sale. I didn't get the bike until April of 2017. I had Hawk Racing BSA...
02-09-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,667
Posted By John_V

I had a Hawk Racing BB86 installed on my Colnago...

I had a Hawk Racing BB86 installed on my Colnago CRS when I purchased the bike new. Two months, and roughly 2,000 miles, after I got the bike the BB started creaking. My LBS did everything they could...
02-06-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,667
Posted By John_V

Having a carport, rather than a garage, and not...

Having a carport, rather than a garage, and not having a basement, my primary bike and my wife's trike take up permanent residence in the van we bought to haul them around. My hybrid, which I seldom...
02-06-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,615
Posted By John_V

Go for it! I bought my Colnago CRS at 71. I'm not...

Go for it! I bought my Colnago CRS at 71. I'm not taking any of my money with me when it's my time so I might as well spend it on what I want and enjoy it while I can.
01-29-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,642
Posted By John_V

Been using Scott Shop Rags from Sam's Club for...

Been using Scott Shop Rags from Sam's Club for years. $14.00 for 350 industrial paper rags that are just as good as any rag I've used. They don't scratch the paint on the bike and they hold up really...
01-16-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,896
Posted By John_V

Compact front, 11-28 cassette and I stay in the...

Compact front, 11-28 cassette and I stay in the large chain ring. It's worked for many years and at my age, there's no point in changing it.
01-16-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,611
Posted By John_V

Pretty much what everyone else is saying - 1 link...

Pretty much what everyone else is saying - 1 link for the life of the chain; regardless of how many times the chain is removed,
01-14-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By John_V

Yes it would be, if I didn't wear the wraparound...

Yes it would be, if I didn't wear the wraparound sunglasses. These normally have thicker ear pieces and there's not enough room over my ears for both the sunglasses and the ear hooks. I went with the...
01-11-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By John_V

Normally with Colnago, the difference is in the...

Normally with Colnago, the difference is in the accents. Both the frames you mentioned are white (the WH designation) but may have different colored accents. My Colnago only came in one color of...
01-08-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,512
Posted By John_V

I normally average 10,000 to 12,000 annual miles....

I normally average 10,000 to 12,000 annual miles. Last year was, well, last year. Between a bad crash that had me off the bike for two months with a broken clavicle and some medical issues that...
01-05-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,494
Posted By John_V

I would suggest going to a bike shop or big box...

I would suggest going to a bike shop or big box store that carries both the Garmin and Wahoo bike computers and see which one is easier for you to see. I'm 74 and use a Wahoo Bolt. I find it...
01-05-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By John_V

I was looking at Bluetooth earbuds but went with...

I was looking at Bluetooth earbuds but went with a bone conduction headset because I was also worried about loosing one or both of the earbuds. I have had wired earbuds fall out while riding. My main...
01-05-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By John_V

The only reason for having a clipless system is...

The only reason for having a clipless system is foot retention. If the shoe/cleat/pedal combination you currently have works, why do you want to change it?
01-05-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By John_V

After you have one side of the tire mounted and...

After you have one side of the tire mounted and the tube in, as you start mounting the other side of the tire, push both sides that have been mounted toward the center of the wheel so that the wire...
01-04-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By John_V

Vidonn F1 from Amazon. They were rated in the top...

Vidonn F1 from Amazon. They were rated in the top five on several YouTube videos I saw on bone conducting headset reviews. I don't have a large head and I initially had an issue with them sliding out...
01-04-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By John_V

Not sure if this will help in your situation but...

Not sure if this will help in your situation but are you mounting the tires with both beads in the middle of the rim? I have to do that with my American Classic wheels or I'll ruin tires and break...
01-03-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By John_V

Bone conduction BTLE headset with a watch style...

Bone conduction BTLE headset with a watch style MP3 player. The MP3 player is completely out of the way and doesn't take up any room in my jersey pockets and doesn't fall off like most clip style...
12-28-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By John_V

Pretty much says it all!

Pretty much says it all!
12-28-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,117
Posted By John_V

You were lucky! Me, not so much. Had the same...

You were lucky! Me, not so much. Had the same thing happen a few months ago except I got stung just below my left eye. Swelled shut almost immediately. The bee (or wasp) hit me in the cheek as I was...
12-22-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By John_V

My wife walks two to three times a day and uses...

My wife walks two to three times a day and uses her Tickr paired to Cyclemeter. Cyclemeter also has a setting for walking where there is no threshold for auto-pause. The makers of Cyclemeter also...
12-09-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,615
Posted By John_V

They're hard to trace and easy to pawn.

They're hard to trace and easy to pawn.
12-09-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,191
Posted By John_V

For around $60.00, I put put ceramic bearings in...

For around $60.00, I put put ceramic bearings in my Cypress' wheels. They spin almost as good as the wheels on my Colnago. They're grade 5 ceramic bearings but the races are not titanium nitrite...
12-03-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By John_V

Nice! I simi-retired my 2012 Colnago Ace at just...

Nice! I simi-retired my 2012 Colnago Ace at just over 52,000 miles. It's now my backup bike. My CRS has 27,500 on it. I replaced both the bottom brackets on my bikes when purchased. The Ace has a...
11-28-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By John_V

The problem with all these GPS units is that the...

The problem with all these GPS units is that the more bells and whistles it has, the more you're going to pay for it. I would start off with knowing what my budget is going to be and go from there....
11-28-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By John_V

Shimano makes a nice line of dual sided multi...

Shimano makes a nice line of dual sided multi purpose pedals that vary in price range.The SPD A-530 is one of them. Also don't go overboard on your first pair of cycling shoes. There are some nice...
11-24-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By John_V

Go to the Mio Link page on Amazon (Mio Link...

Go to the Mio Link page on Amazon (Mio Link (https://www.amazon.com/Mio-LINK-Heart-Monitor-Wrist/dp/B00IVF04OI?th=1&psc=1)) and scroll up to see the "Products related to this Item" section and the...
11-24-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,256
Posted By John_V

Tifosi makes some very nice photochromatic...

Tifosi makes some very nice photochromatic sunglasses and they are nowhere near as expensive as some of the one's mentioned. You may want to look into them, as well.
11-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By John_V

On a simple bike computer with just the basics, I...

On a simple bike computer with just the basics, I like the Sigma line. Next would be CatEye. Both will do the job without having all the bells and whistles.
11-22-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By John_V

Take a look at the Wahoo Blue SC Speed/Cadence...

Take a look at the Wahoo Blue SC Speed/Cadence sensor. It mounts on the chain stay and works with both Bluetooth and Ant+ devices. I think it sells for around $59.00 USD. Unless you are running an...
11-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By John_V

Wahoo has had several issues with their BTLE...

Wahoo has had several issues with their BTLE connections since this pandemic started. There have been lots of complaints about sensors dropping and erratic behavior on the User's Group Forum. A...
11-10-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,068
Posted By John_V

If you plan on using the radar with a Wahoo Bolt,...

If you plan on using the radar with a Wahoo Bolt, I would suggest that you look around for an RTL 510 instead. They should still be available and the only difference is the Bluetooth and one extra...
11-06-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,068
Posted By John_V

The newer RTL 515 and RVR 315 are compatible with...

The newer RTL 515 and RVR 315 are compatible with cell phones since they now have Bluetooth. Earlier versions of the radar are not phone compatible.
11-06-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By John_V

My riding buddy had to purchase the Varia RTL...

My riding buddy had to purchase the Varia RTL bundle as his Bryton 530 does not support the radar. If the 530 doesn't support the radar, I'm sure that none of the other models do.
11-04-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,068
Posted By John_V

The RTL 510 and RTL 515 radars are both offered...

The RTL 510 and RTL 515 radars are both offered as a bundle with the display unit. Check to see if the RTL 315 is also offered as a bundle. My riding buddy has the RTL 510 bundle and he really likes...
10-29-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,165
Posted By John_V

FWIW, there have been many, many requests to...

FWIW, there have been many, many requests to Wahoo to allow for users to change the auto pause threshold via the companion app. There's a thread or two on the Wahoo Elemnt User's Forum about it but...
10-28-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By John_V

Sounds to me like the OP is wanting a...

Sounds to me like the OP is wanting a justification for a new bike. GO FOR IT!
10-14-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,746
Posted By John_V

Besides the incorrect chain threading, which I...

Besides the incorrect chain threading, which I think all of us has done at least once, my dumbest oopsy involved my cassette. I clean my cassette by removing it and bushing each cog with a hard...
10-14-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,683
Posted By John_V

Started keeping track of my rides as of Jan 1,...

Started keeping track of my rides as of Jan 1, 2011, when I got my first road bike. I was still working then, so the first year was pretty skimpy as far as miles go. To date, I have tracked 77,324...
10-14-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,277
Posted By John_V

Instead of using BIKE MOUNTS as your search...

Instead of using BIKE MOUNTS as your search criteria, try using "handlebar phone mounts" on Google. Quite a large selection of links to choose from.
10-12-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,962
Posted By John_V

I strip the factory lubricant on new chains with...

I strip the factory lubricant on new chains with mineral spirits and repeat about every 1,000 miles. I relube the chain with Squirt and apply the Squirt after every 80-100 miles of riding. I've been...
10-07-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,046
Posted By John_V

I'm more concerned with enjoyment per mile than...

I'm more concerned with enjoyment per mile than cost per mile.
10-03-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,293
Posted By John_V

I've been using the same Wahoo Tickr head unit...

I've been using the same Wahoo Tickr head unit and strap since 2014. My wife has been using hers since around 2016. Never had an issue with either of them. Mine gets used almost every day.
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