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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Robert A

Drift Ghost X looks good. Yours is helmet...

Drift Ghost X looks good. Yours is helmet mounted? Ever find a need for both rear AND front?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Robert A

It's for safety and to capture incidents. I...

It's for safety and to capture incidents. I updated my OP to clarify that point.

How long is the battery life on the Cycliq, and do you wish you also had front-facing? Does GoPro make anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Robert A

Cycling Video Cameras

I am looking for recommendations on rear-facing cycling cameras. I have been looking at the Cycliq 6 and the Garmin Varia RCT715, but the issues seem to be battery life (I often ride 4-6 hours). Are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Robert A

Before you set off on the road, make sure to get...

Before you set off on the road, make sure to get a good app on wind forecasts. I like "Windy." I made the mistake of not doing this and got caught in 35 knot crosswinds in the hills that were so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Robert A

CAAD owners: Factor Ostro or Specialized Aethos?

CAAD12 owner here. I'm starting to look at other bikes but really enjoy the unique character and handling of the CAAD. I had a chance to briefly test ride an Aethos Expert, and it's the only bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,177
Posted By Robert A

Campy Record Mech or Shimano Ultegra Di2?

I'm considering building a new bike and have lusted for Campy after owning a full-Campy bike many years ago. Since Shimano now offers Ultegra only with Di2, the groupset has become considerably more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,161,230
Posted By Robert A

Does anyone sell new CAAD12 framesets? I am...

Does anyone sell new CAAD12 framesets? I am looking for a size 52 in almost any color besides black.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,502
Posted By Robert A

I'd appreciate comments on my second question...

I'd appreciate comments on my second question relating to carbon tubular rims. Are the heat issues less of a concern due to the different rim construction?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,502
Posted By Robert A

Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,502
Posted By Robert A

Rim brakes and carbon rims

I have a CAAD12 with rim brakes. I am thinking of upgrading the wheel set from aluminum to carbon I'm concerned about braking issues and heat buildup with rim brakes. I do ride in the Santa Monica...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,161,230
Posted By Robert A

Not CAAD13, but CAAD12 and the Synapse of the...

Not CAAD13, but CAAD12 and the Synapse of the time. My own body geometry works better with the CAAD because of the lower stack height. Me and the Synapse (or any endurance bike) don't jell, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,429
Posted By Robert A

Post #5 just makes a statement, but doesn't shed...

Post #5 just makes a statement, but doesn't shed any light on it. I've always been weaker the first 24 hours after arriving in altitude, and gradually get stronger as a few days go by. Why am I more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,429
Posted By Robert A

Why is that so?

Why is that so?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,429
Posted By Robert A

I live at sea level, and the soonest I can arrive...

I live at sea level, and the soonest I can arrive is the Wednesday before the Saturday right (so three nights of getting used to the elevation). Should I not bother going?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,429
Posted By Robert A

Copper Triangle Ride (Colorado)

Anyone done this ride before? Is it well organized and worth doing? It's 75 miles, 6,500 feet of climbing (to 11,000 feet)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,075
Posted By Robert A

Copy that link over to your browser and bookmark...

Copy that link over to your browser and bookmark it. Then after each ride, see if it correctly reports the ride. The last ride is always there, but anything previous is lost.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,075
Posted By Robert A

I use both links and it makes no difference. Out...

I use both links and it makes no difference. Out of 20 rides, maybe 15 will track. Sometimes all rides will track, sometimes three rides in a row will fail. Sometimes a ride will track and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,075
Posted By Robert A

It shows were you've been, where you are, and...

It shows were you've been, where you are, and where you're headed (if there's a route). It also provides metrics such as speed, HR, etc. Mine is completely unreliable, and I have spent the past year...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,075
Posted By Robert A

For the Wahoo users who use Live Tracking, how...

For the Wahoo users who use Live Tracking, how reliable is it? Any problems with the recording terminating in the middle of the ride, or failing to record at all?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,246
Posted By Robert A

I'll take more and more of the lane as speed and...

I'll take more and more of the lane as speed and safety dictate, but I'll try to allow cars to pass when I can. The decision to move further into the lane is unrelated to posted speed limits, but is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

If the tire held air without issue before...

If the tire held air without issue before deflation, how does rim tape affect the tire's ability to re-seat once compressed air is added?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

Didn't say, but the guy who took the rim in...

Didn't say, but the guy who took the rim in questioned whether it was truly tubeless compatible. I think the shop just had a more powerful compressor.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

The LBS got it to seal, but not easily. Some of...

The LBS got it to seal, but not easily. Some of your suggestions above weren't quite pertinent since I didn't pull the tire off the rim, but I did try inflating with the valve core removed. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

I don't think the thread about he strange...

I don't think the thread about he strange cracking was mine, and this tire has had no problems holding air. Easton rims have tape, but that's not the issue. My LBS got it to seat just now, but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

<That's obviously unseated, but you're still not...

<That's obviously unseated, but you're still not providing context to explain your problem clearly. When you say, "even after letting air out" there's the implication that the tire was seated and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

I'm guessing they have a power-enough weapon to...

I'm guessing they have a power-enough weapon to get the job done.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

if a gas station compressor canít do it, what are...

if a gas station compressor canít do it, what are the chances a home compressor will work?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Robert A

Seating issues: Conti 5000TLs with Easton R90 rims

Anyone happen to be using Conti 5000TLs with Easton R90 rims? I cannot get the tires to seat, even after letting air out to add sealant. I've used gas station pumps, C02 carts, the Bontrager TLR...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,628
Posted By Robert A

I rewatched it and the officer was totally in the...

I rewatched it and the officer was totally in the wrong. There's no reason a car cannot overtake a slow-moving vehicle on the left side of the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,628
Posted By Robert A

It sounds like the cyclist was riding in the...

It sounds like the cyclist was riding in the middle of the road when the officer overtook him with <3 feet of distance. The officer is correct that the cyclist should be to the right, but is wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,628
Posted By Robert A

I don't understand what happened here. Were the...

I don't understand what happened here. Were the cyclists somehow hugging the left side of the road because the video doesn't show it that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,581
Posted By Robert A

It isn't absolutely necessary, but it does...

It isn't absolutely necessary, but it does provide faster, more accurate data, especially on grades. I think GPS only measures the horizontal distance between two points. The wheel sensor will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,581
Posted By Robert A

I agree that the Auto setting is the best way to...

I agree that the Auto setting is the best way to get accurate, calibrated results from the speed sensor. But I don't agree that the setting means you're defaulting to GPS for measurement. All Auto...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,628
Posted By Robert A

I don't think that's correct. You get a citation...

I don't think that's correct. You get a citation on a bike, it shows up on your MVR and your insurance carrier finds out. A vehicle code violation is a vehicle code violation.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 563,705
Posted By Robert A

Will check it out, but I found hwy 39 rather...

Will check it out, but I found hwy 39 rather treacherous with vehicle traffic.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 563,705
Posted By Robert A

Know any similar routes closer to town (further...

Know any similar routes closer to town (further west)? Haven't done the ski lift climb yet -- 2,000 feet over 4.5 miles in addition to all the other climbing would be a significant challenge.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 563,705
Posted By Robert A

Thank you. Having an iPhone 12 Pro helped.

Thank you. Having an iPhone 12 Pro helped.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Robert A

Are you open to the L.A. River or the San Gabriel...

Are you open to the L.A. River or the San Gabriel River? Almost perfectly flat dedicated bike bath, and you can easily construct a Century between these two rivers. Zero vehicle traffic, but it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 563,705
Posted By Robert A

Glendora Ridge Road, near Los Angeles. ...

Glendora Ridge Road, near Los Angeles.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By Robert A

My experience, after replacing the head unit...

My experience, after replacing the head unit twice, and even upgrading to a new phone, is that it works at first and eventually fails. In the three weeks since I bought an iPhone 12 Pro, the tracking...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,400
Posted By Robert A

I love my tubeless setup, but no way do they have...

I love my tubeless setup, but no way do they have the same feel as sew-ups, especially silk sew-ups. And with tubeless, I am slightly less confident that I can get up and rolling again if there's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,351
Posted By Robert A

Had the same issue and went with aluminum. I...

Had the same issue and went with aluminum. I ride in a lot of hills and didn't want to worry about overheating the rims on steep downhills or wearing out the brake track. I also didn't see a clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,137
Posted By Robert A

I have done all of these things, and mine works...

I have done all of these things, and mine works about 2 of every 5 rides. Wahoo says my situation is unique as they receive very few reports like mine. The only thing I haven't done is replaced the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,137
Posted By Robert A

Excuse me, but how do you connect the Bolt...

Excuse me, but how do you connect the Bolt directly to Strava without going through the Elemnt app?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,137
Posted By Robert A

Has anyone had problems with Live Tracking not...

Has anyone had problems with Live Tracking not working? Mine works <50% of the time. I have Wahoo senior support helping me and have replaced the head unit and checked all the settings. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,137
Posted By Robert A

It happens to be sometimes. You just have to go...

It happens to be sometimes. You just have to go into the ride history on the app and prompt the update by pulling down on the screen.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,117
Posted By Robert A

I don't think it's quite that simple. In...

I don't think it's quite that simple. In addition to being more resistant to flats, tubeless tires are faster and lighter than tubed tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,698
Posted By Robert A

My question as well. There seem to be a lot of...

My question as well. There seem to be a lot of fans for the product so it seems worth checking into.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,698
Posted By Robert A

I'll check into it. I often ride on PCH (Pacific...

I'll check into it. I often ride on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) with 45-50 mph traffic spanning two to three lanes. Traffic is always present and I'm wondering whether the device can discern what I...
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