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Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By JohnJ80

Thanks for bringing this up. I'm going to look at...

Thanks for bringing this up. I'm going to look at this again. I need to come up with a better solution for rear facing than I currently have now (Cycliq 6)



I have the Cycliq 6 prior to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 972
Posted By JohnJ80

I have a somewhat different take on chains. My...

I have a somewhat different take on chains. My experience has been that fine tuning the chainline has a lot to do with a quiet chain. Once that's done, then using the right lube makes all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,418
Posted By JohnJ80

If that's who owns Outside Inc, then the answer...

If that's who owns Outside Inc, then the answer is yes. Outside bought both Velonews and CyclingTips. I'm going to cancel my auto-renew subscription to both. I used to look forward to Dave Rome's...
09-29-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By JohnJ80

that sounds about right to me. I agree, there’s...

that sounds about right to me. I agree, there’s some cool things happening and they’ll be some interesting convergences between technologies.
09-28-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By JohnJ80

Basically it’s just another form factor for of...

Basically it’s just another form factor for of the rest of their inReach satellite communicators. It’s text only, has to be in direct view of the sky typically, and it’s slow. That’s the trade off...
09-27-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By JohnJ80

We have a mini that we take everywhere. That...

We have a mini that we take everywhere. That said, the new scheme Apple is coming out with looks very interesting and if it works like it's supposed to, then we'd probably ditch the mini since we...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By JohnJ80

My wife has that setup on a custom frame and she...

My wife has that setup on a custom frame and she loves it. She rides on 30c tires (you could change the 38's out). If you wanted a higher gear, you could fiddle with the chain ring to a slightly...
09-26-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By JohnJ80

pretty much any headset you’d want to wear riding...

pretty much any headset you’d want to wear riding will have this problem. It’s not the headset it’s the USB electronics in the battery.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,206
Posted By JohnJ80

Before the airlines got better about bike fees,...

Before the airlines got better about bike fees, we bought Orucase Airport Ninja cases. They are only a few inches larger than the airline spec and they fit a fairly large frame with no couplers....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,206
Posted By JohnJ80

I've traveled with a bike many times and I'm an...

I've traveled with a bike many times and I'm an engineer. I'm also a "million miler" with a lot of international travel experience on airlines. I hate renting a bike since something is always never...
06-30-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

now we’re definitely exploring the range of...

now we’re definitely exploring the range of hyperbole (to the point of being ridiculous) when it comes to GPS accuracy and error when cycling. If it gets to the point where I’m expected to call in...
06-29-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

well, we apparently differ on the definition of...

well, we apparently differ on the definition of what “good” and “reliable” and “well” are (as if that really ever matters). YMMV. Our experiences differ - mine also over thousands of miles of...
06-29-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

It's not hard to get caught out in bad weather...

It's not hard to get caught out in bad weather unexpectedly. Anything that reduces visibility can be an issue - fog, rain, night etc... Usually, it's pretty good practice to keep a dead reckoning...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By JohnJ80

They all interchange. The same battery and same...

They all interchange. The same battery and same charger are used for both eTap and AXS. We have both systems and we intermix the batteries all the time. In point of fact, I can't even tell which...
06-29-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

Semantics. Coming from my days of offshore yacht...

Semantics. Coming from my days of offshore yacht racing in all weather, like any good navigator, I'm always skeptical of the gear. The people that have "faith" in the navigational systems and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By JohnJ80

Good plan. Something bad happened to that fork. ...

Good plan. Something bad happened to that fork. And when bad things happen to a fork, it can be fatal for both you and the fork (but who cares about the fork at that point?). You can still get...
06-28-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

I believe most of them use both the GPS and the...

I believe most of them use both the GPS and the barometric sensor together. They do a good job keeping the other technology honest. I had the Wahoo ELEMNT when it first came out and the grade would...
06-25-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

definitely not urban legends. I’ve had those...

definitely not urban legends.

I’ve had those issues (and more) with newly released computers from Garmin and from Wahoo. Turns out that interfacing to sensors over RF is nontrivial and...
06-19-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By JohnJ80

I have, it works fine. The radar is in the black...

I have, it works fine. The radar is in the black portion below the light. As long as you don't have it hidden behind metal, it should be fine. Most "bike" stuff is radar transparent (e.g. non metal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By JohnJ80

If I'm understanding this right, I'm kind of...

If I'm understanding this right, I'm kind of surprised that the LBS would install such a high liability part if they did not source it and knew it's history.

I don't think I'd mess with it since...
06-19-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep. I'm sure that's why the big feature is a...

Yep. I'm sure that's why the big feature is a hardware one. What's that Chinese Proverb? "The most important thing is that which is not being said." True here,I think. Where's the new whiz bang...
06-15-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

I agree. They understand solar powered low power...

I agree. They understand solar powered low power electronics. A big part of that is low power computing and that’s the other side of this. They have that figured out too. But it also explains some...
06-15-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

Ray Maker did an in depth review...

Ray Maker did an in depth review (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2022/06/garmin-edge-1040-with-solar-in-depth-review.html) where this is addressed.




I think Ray Maker also validated this and...
06-15-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By JohnJ80

Garmin Varia tallights, Garmin Varia headlights,...

Garmin Varia tallights, Garmin Varia headlights, some of the Trek/Bontrager headlights and taillights (specifically theses Ion lights) ...
06-15-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep, I think that is a good characterization of...

Yep, I think that is a good characterization of this.

I can also say this - with the rapid code sprints and aggressive update cycle that HH is holding too, you do see variation in the battery...
06-14-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, Garmin's software is probably really...

Yeah, Garmin's software is probably really difficult code base to deal with at this point with many years of extending it and lots of versions for different computers. I'd imagine that it's going to...
06-05-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

turn off auto pause. the Karoo will shut off...

turn off auto pause.

the Karoo will shut off after no activity if no ride is started and auto pause is off.
06-05-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,203
Posted By JohnJ80

Garmin does not have a good track record on...

Garmin does not have a good track record on stability of the product on introduction, typically seeming like they introduce a beta level product. My experience has been to wait a year on their bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,309
Posted By JohnJ80

I do ... or did. This presumes at the start...

I do ... or did.

This presumes at the start that you have or will ditch the typically lousy insoles that come with cycling shoes. Invest in good ones.

1. Go see a podiatrist. Likely they...
06-02-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,377
Posted By JohnJ80

Largely agree that people don't pick their...

Largely agree that people don't pick their drivetrain because of the computer. This move on Shimano's part though does give me serious pause if this is their new corporate strategy that they will not...
05-29-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,377
Posted By JohnJ80

I wasn't aware of that - all happened after I...

I wasn't aware of that - all happened after I jettisoned Ultegra Di2. Thanks.

Either way, probably an issue for some (undoubtedly) but almost certainly not for most Karoo users. The most...
05-29-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,377
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep. It's a stupid move on Shimano's part....

Yep. It's a stupid move on Shimano's part. Probably some junior product manager that's a little over caffeinated. This *might* have made sense a number of years ago when Shimano had a clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By JohnJ80

I run Absolute Black oval chain rings in 50/34 on...

I run Absolute Black oval chain rings in 50/34 on two bikes. IMO, they shift just as well, if not better than the Shimano chainrings. You have to follow their instruction to the "T" and the spacing...
05-19-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By JohnJ80

wow, that’s impressive battery life! Is that...

wow, that’s impressive battery life! Is that including workouts or just as a
smartwatch? Mine gets here on Tuesday.

the angle is pretty much the whole enchilada. I’d have to go figure it out...
05-18-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By JohnJ80

yeah, I completely understand what you’re saying....

yeah, I completely understand what you’re saying. The tech is getting better and better every year but it’s still not possible to get everything in one package. Doesn’t help that expectations are...
05-17-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By JohnJ80

The Epix has, I think, more than adequate battery...

The Epix has, I think, more than adequate battery life for my use case. The 6 days number Garmin quotes seems to be borne out by reviewers and that works well for me.

You’re right - I’m more...
05-16-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By JohnJ80

Oh, no worries. That's not necessary. I just...

Oh, no worries. That's not necessary. I just wanted to make sure that I didn't have to identify, place on the map and then load all the POIs myself like some bike computers require. While cycling,...
05-16-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By JohnJ80

I think he’s politely asking you to stay in topic...

I think he’s politely asking you to stay in topic or move on. We all get it - you love sunscreen and think this is stupid.
05-16-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By JohnJ80

My use case is a bit different. I need something...

My use case is a bit different. I need something for backup for navigation so the mapping is going to be more important for me. In watching Ray Maker's review of the two, there is more detail...
05-16-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By JohnJ80

not so in the OP’s case. He already has the watch...

not so in the OP’s case. He already has the watch that measured sunlight lux which means no additional cost. Hence the question.
05-15-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By JohnJ80

Garmin Epix or Fenix 7 cycling power usage

I'm looking at an Epix Gen 2 (or possibly a Fenix 7 version) for a backup cycling computer. We're going to be doing a two week tour in Norway above the Arctic Circle and I'd like to make sure that I...
05-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By JohnJ80

I spent some time fooling with solar panels for...

I spent some time fooling with solar panels for charging reasons and what I found was that the angle of the panel to the sun has an enormous impact on the power output. I would guess that the power...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,968
Posted By JohnJ80

Excellent! Enjoy.

Excellent! Enjoy.
04-24-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By JohnJ80

you might want to spend some time learning about...

you might want to spend some time learning about task overload and human factors issues in pretty much everything (including bikes) but specifically cars and planes which have had major catastrophes...
04-24-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly. And I doubt that will ever come to pass....

Exactly. And I doubt that will ever come to pass. But I could be wrong.
04-24-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By JohnJ80

ok then. It’s your $3000. 😂 personally,...

ok then. It’s your $3000. 😂

personally, while I am very tuned into the importance of tire inflation, this seems to me to be laughably beyond even the needs of anyone but at best a world tour...
04-24-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By JohnJ80

”Orders of magnitude”? Way more than a little...

”Orders of magnitude”? Way more than a little hyperbole in this. One order of magnitude is 10x. 3 would be 1000x.
04-23-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,647
Posted By JohnJ80

i have to tell you, I got a kick out of your...

i have to tell you, I got a kick out of your response. You begin this whole thing arguing with what I said, then when challenged you go off into an *amazing* “argumentative” rant - screech even -...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,652
Posted By JohnJ80

you don’t care about “every direction” only...

you don’t care about “every direction” only getting past the rim circumference. just getting it on the rim can be a struggle without stretching.



^this
04-22-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,535
Posted By JohnJ80

There are starting to be USB-C waterproof...

There are starting to be USB-C waterproof connectors in a lot of things and there have been some around for some time. For example, the Hammerhead Karoo2 has one.

On very tiny electronic...
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