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08-06-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Steve B.

" I live in the SF Bay Area (east bay) where most...

" I live in the SF Bay Area (east bay) where most of the riding involves a lot of climbing and lot's of descending...maybe not ideal for 1x gravel"

Probably IDEAL for a 1X setup. Going up and down...
08-04-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By Steve B.

The RWGPS iQ app on the device only lists pinned...

The RWGPS iQ app on the device only lists pinned and recently edited routes, it does not list all your saved routes. There are some sort methods on the website RWGPS site that gives you some control...
08-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Steve B.

$1000 for the component portion of the upgrade is...

$1000 for the component portion of the upgrade is high. I'm assuming something else on the higher price bike is different and more expensive as well - better wheels maybe ?.

A quick price check...
08-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By Steve B.

There a lot of different apps, many are training...

There a lot of different apps, many are training oriented, so pick and choose. I tried the My Edge alternative dashboard, found it mediocre as the speed display was not keeping up with the digital...
08-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By Steve B.

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a...

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a lot of folks, I rode for the first 15 years of the past 30, without a phone. Somehow I survived.
07-30-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,378
Posted By Steve B.

Disc brakes are nice as it’s easier to design a...

Disc brakes are nice as it’s easier to design a bike to have clearance for wide tires. On the flat, paved roads I ride, pretty much never in the rain, rim brakes work just as well.
Forum: Northeast
07-27-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,686
Posted By Steve B.

Somebody got bored on their computer ...

Somebody got bored on their computer
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,357
Posted By Steve B.

Saw an article on FB that indicated the hackers...

Saw an article on FB that indicated the hackers want $10 million. Seems many, if not all majors file systems are now encrypted and waiting a release key, if Garmin ponies up. I can only speculate...
07-25-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Steve B.

Assuming you are having issues with the chain on...

Assuming you are having issues with the chain on the cassette.

Rear for permanent, front for on-the-fly is my work method, but they both do the same thing.

If the chain is having trouble...
07-25-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Steve B.

I've been using RideWithGPS ever since I started...

I've been using RideWithGPS ever since I started using a Garmin. When Connect is operational, it's a direct sync of completed rides, so all my activities are backed up. As well and when using the iQ...
07-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By Steve B.

The position on my (year old) HT has the bars...

The position on my (year old) HT has the bars closer and wider. My HT as well is a very wide geared 1X, that is entirely appropriate for single track trail riding. It also has 60mm tires. The seated...
07-22-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By Steve B.

And as well EVERYBODY and their cousins are...

And as well EVERYBODY and their cousins are getting unused bikes tuned up. Thus the shops are swamped, have been since April, nobody has parts, the supply houses are empty and it’s not going to get...
07-19-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, it’s paved and rideable. It’s the...

Yes, it’s paved and rideable. It’s the destination of the “Mt. Mitchell Hill Climb” century, among others.

https://theassaults.com/assault-on-mt-mitchell/

With RideWithGPS set to Cycling, it...
07-17-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Steve B.

If not using a lot of the performance metrics...

If not using a lot of the performance metrics like Power Meter, Workouts, Segments, etc... and still want good navigation features. also look at the Edge Explore ($249). It is roughly sized between a...
07-17-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Steve B.

Possibly the going really hard is causing you to...

Possibly the going really hard is causing you to not pay attention to your surroundings, thus the collisions.

You likely already know not to ride on the wrong side of the road. Dangerous, illegal...
07-16-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By Steve B.

If you are motivated now, then ride now. Problem...

If you are motivated now, then ride now. Problem is EVERYBODY and his uncle has been purchasing bicycles this year. The shops are literally sold out and $600 is smack dab in the middle of the range...
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By Steve B.

So cool !, thx for the update and pic’s. ...

So cool !, thx for the update and pic’s.

Safe trip home.
07-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By Steve B.

RideWithGPS

RideWithGPS
07-09-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Steve B.

Its not hard to drop 2 lbs on slightly lighter...

Its not hard to drop 2 lbs on slightly lighter wheels and lighter tires, but you should weigh the current wheels and tires then do online research as to alternatives. A lot of the bike weight is...
07-08-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Steve B.

Ride comfort and position are really the 2 things...

Ride comfort and position are really the 2 things to deal with. The easiest and cheapest fix is wider tires. Frame dependent I would first try a set of 28mm tires on the Merckx, weight dependent...
07-08-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,563
Posted By Steve B.

It's all about fitness and three months is not...

It's all about fitness and three months is not enough time to get the fitness you desire to hang with the group. I'd recommend continue hanging in tough, as group riding is a quick way to get speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure where you saw good reviews, only reviews...

Not sure where you saw good reviews, only reviews I've seen were on Amazon, where nearly everybody states a difficult time getting it operational as the manual is near useless. The rest of the...
07-04-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Steve B.

I'd run the 32mm's as tubeless. You can run less...

I'd run the 32mm's as tubeless. You can run less air that way and gain some comfort both from the tire size as well as reduced pressure.
07-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steve B.

Wrist watch, count your pedal strokes for 20...

Wrist watch, count your pedal strokes for 20 sec., multiply by 3 ?.

I’ve always been puzzled by the need for a cadence readout. After a few decades I know my usual cadence is around 80-85. Not...
07-02-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Steve B.

Never. 2 things to help prevent getting...

Never.

2 things to help prevent getting stolen. 1) Remove your helmet and loop the straps thru the front wheel and frame and buckle it together. A thief has to remove the helmet for the bike...
06-29-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Steve B.

Which of the two would you trust more with all...

Which of the two would you trust more with all the assorted data they grab from you ?. Garmin tracks your fitness activities. Google tries to track everything you do. I would trust Garmin somewhat...
06-27-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Steve B.

If you move sensors around, you then have to...

If you move sensors around, you then have to modify the profile. Garmin's method makes the sensors bike agnostic. They work with whatever they detect as active. Easy enough to push a button on screen...
06-27-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Steve B.

Baby steps. Ride with just the seat moves for...

Baby steps. Ride with just the seat moves for about 2 weeks. Get some mileage in before tinkering with more changes.
06-25-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,881
Posted By Steve B.

Positive rate in Florida is somewhere between 5%...

Positive rate in Florida is somewhere between 5% and 8%, many other states where this is taking off are similar. NY area is around 1% and falling. Thus the governors of NJ, NY and CT. told visitors...
06-24-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Steve B.

I assume you put a different chain on ?, not...

I assume you put a different chain on ?, not running it thru the rear derailer ?, and do you remove the derailer as well ?. And the cable ?. And want to know how best to route the shift housing at...
06-20-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By Steve B.

One of the more popular local MUT's is the path...

One of the more popular local MUT's is the path to Jones Beach State Park on the south shore of Long Island.

We thought "maybe" not going to be too crowded today, but there's just such a huge...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Steve B.

Yeah, OK, but all of them ?

Yeah, OK, but all of them ?
06-15-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,422
Posted By Steve B.

Yup, surprised this wasn't mentioned more often. ...

Yup, surprised this wasn't mentioned more often.

UPS/FedEx Overnight/FedEx Ground the independents)/Prime and a whole the unmarked.

In more urban area's, where they deal with difficult traffic,...
06-13-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By Steve B.

GPS units are bike agnostic. In plain English...

GPS units are bike agnostic. In plain English that means you just get additional handle bar mounts for different bikes and use the device on whatever bike. I have mounts on 6 different bikes.

The...
Forum: Foo
06-12-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,651
Posted By Steve B.

There was a YT special last night, some...

There was a YT special last night, some remarkable artists covering his music or music about JP. The Vince Gill song was very special. I’ve listened to John for near 50 years, had forgotten all the...
06-06-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,210
Posted By Steve B.

A phrase I read says it all about where we are...

A phrase I read says it all about where we are currently - "If you have 300 cops where 12 are bad, if the other 288 say and do nothing about those 12 bad cops, then you now have 300 bad cops".
06-06-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve B.

While I think it's entirely possible FDR...

While I think it's entirely possible FDR manipulated the intelligence in such a way as to force the US into a war many in the US didn't want a part of, there's no question in 75 years of hindsight...
06-06-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve B.

I'd disagree with that. The...

I'd disagree with that.

The soldiers/seaman/airmen since then have all done their duty in the wars they were ordered to serve in, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan , etc.... The moral reasons for...
06-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By Steve B.

I think the price range you're shopping clearly...

I think the price range you're shopping clearly puts you into a carbon frame. They tend to be lighter than alloy versions and as result you somewhat defeat the point of saving weight on the frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Steve B.

Where’s the battery going ?. If in the seat tube,...

Where’s the battery going ?. If in the seat tube, don’t install the bottom bracket till the cables and B Junction box are installed unless the frame has the nifty access port to route cables. If...
06-03-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By Steve B.

Wahoo units do decent turn-by-turn navigation, in...

Wahoo units do decent turn-by-turn navigation, in that you can generate a course in RWGPS, download it and it'll navigate you with on screen turn directions. The Wahoo units lack a color screen and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,755
Posted By Steve B.

They both do TBT. Garmins can uses “courses”...

They both do TBT. Garmins can uses “courses” (sometimes known as Routes by other software), created in Strava, RideWithGPS, Kamoots and Garmin Connect. Wahoo can pretty much do the same (not sure...
05-29-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By Steve B.

Here it is: ...

Here it is:

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Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By Steve B.

Thank you for this, I go pet the cats while my...

Thank you for this, I go pet the cats while my wife shops. Always makes my day.
05-28-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,400
Posted By Steve B.

I think this is correct. I just installed an XT...

I think this is correct. I just installed an XT Di2 ssytem, it INSISTED I had to use the mobile version in order to check and update the units. It would not do this on the PC link. It still failed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,535
Posted By Steve B.

And as note for everybody, a touring site called...

And as note for everybody, a touring site called The Bicycle Touring Pro, having been all over Europe many times, Darren figured out that the cemeteries had water as folks use it on flowers. Never...
Forum: Foo
05-27-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 978
Posted By Steve B.

My first work computer of my very own (as opposed...

My first work computer of my very own (as opposed to a Unix terminal) didn't have a hard dive and only 1 - 3.5" floppy. You ran the program off the primary disk, then swapped to the data disk, saved...
05-27-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,400
Posted By Steve B.

Another option to the EW-WU111 unit is to use the...

Another option to the EW-WU111 unit is to use the XT display unit SC-MT800. It also replaces the A Junction as it has 3 E-Tube ports, BT unit and the charging port. The display unit is $90, vs. a...
05-27-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By Steve B.

But note that we lived without clutches on rear...

But note that we lived without clutches on rear derailers in off road conditions for a few decades without everybody having major chain dropping issues. I get the point but am not sold on the need in...
05-26-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By Steve B.

There are likely a few hundred thousand carbon...

There are likely a few hundred thousand carbon frames (A million ?) still in use, they’ve been manufactured for 25 years. They are not failing in any meaningful numbers that would indicate hidden...
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