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Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,340
Posted By JohnJ80

I have a number of wheels with 240S hubs in them...

I have a number of wheels with 240S hubs in them with a variety of different ratchets. While there is some difference in noise, itís not huge between the ratchets but the quality of the noise is...
03-31-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,597
Posted By JohnJ80

what would be really cool is if someone did a 3D...

what would be really cool is if someone did a 3D print model for the whole thing including the mount foot.
03-26-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,597
Posted By JohnJ80

Here’s my latest mount of the Varia Radar. I like...

Here’s my latest mount of the Varia Radar. I like how it came out. It’s made up of the K-edge number holder and the K-edge stem cap. I think this may be the cleanest frame mount version I’ve seen if...
03-12-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 33,611
Posted By JohnJ80

I’ve never been able to make Blueheart work...

I’ve never been able to make Blueheart work reliably. However, North Pole Engineering makes a dongle called Heartbeatz that works flawlessly. You pair the dongle to your bike computer as a HRM, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
Posted By JohnJ80

Frankly, I donít notice a difference. The big...

Frankly, I donít notice a difference. The big advantage of electronic shifting is that once you tell it to shift, it shifts quickly and perfectly. The same canít be said of mechanical, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
Posted By JohnJ80

I, grudgingly, tried electronic shifting and...

I, grudgingly, tried electronic shifting and upgraded a bike from DA to Ultegra Di2. Really liked the electronic shifting. I live in the frozen north so riding a lot of the time means full finger...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By JohnJ80

Man, I sure hope not. <shudder> I rode...

Man, I sure hope not. <shudder>

I rode those for years along with cleats you nailed onto the shoe to lock you into toe clips. Iím glad both of those are gone and I hope they never come back.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,800
Posted By JohnJ80

But itís also a function of geography and road...

But itís also a function of geography and road quality. I used to get 6-8 flats per year with tubes, now I get one in a bad year with tubeless. Pretty straightforward decision in my geography and how...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By JohnJ80

the sand comes from here. Theyíre not doing the...

the sand comes from here. Theyíre not doing the fracking here. So, no.
01-27-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By JohnJ80

What could possibly go wrong?

What could possibly go wrong?
01-27-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,203
Posted By JohnJ80

I have both the K1 and the K2. The K2 screen is...

I have both the K1 and the K2. The K2 screen is easier for me to read and I find that I set the brightness at about half of what it was set at on the K1.

Totally agree with the commentary about...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

I’ve had both. In fact, I had an Ultegra Di2...

I’ve had both. In fact, I had an Ultegra Di2 bike and I replaced it with eTap becasuse:

The two paddles vs one paddle for eTap are much harder to use with gloves in cold weather (I live in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,840
Posted By JohnJ80

No The bike hangs from a 2:1 pulley so there...

No

The bike hangs from a 2:1 pulley so there are two lengths of rope that go through a pulley that connects to the straps. As long as that is not twisted the bike will hang straight. If you twist...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnJ80

no itís not. Weíre talking a millimeter or so...

no itís not. Weíre talking a millimeter or so here. And if the fit isnít any good itís very difficult to be fast or go far. If youíre out of the range of what manufacturers produce you have to work...
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By JohnJ80

Muscle imbalance is *very* common in cyclists and...

Muscle imbalance is *very* common in cyclists and it's the hamstrings that suffer.

I also had cramping problems - vitamin B solved most of it. Electrolytes didn't touch it. That's worth a try...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure. But they probably stopped that because you...

Sure. But they probably stopped that because you can solve it easily with insoles. They put crap insoles in their shoes to start, almost like they expect one to go get their own insoles anyhow.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnJ80

Then try the insole tricks. Sidi's run narrow to...

Then try the insole tricks. Sidi's run narrow to begin with and you should be able to fix that with the insoles. The difference from narrow to regular is surprisingly little. Go look at a shoe fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnJ80

Why don't you just replace them with another set...

Why don't you just replace them with another set of Sidi's in the same size? Sidi hasn't changed their foot lasts for many many years.

Some hints and tricks:

If the shoe is too loose, you...
Forum: Touring
12-15-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,729
Posted By JohnJ80

The reason most good rain gear is thought to leak...

The reason most good rain gear is thought to leak is that the seams are, almost always, sealed poorly. Get some seam sealer and go over all the seams and make sure they are solidly covered. You won't...
12-08-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,821
Posted By JohnJ80

I live and ride in Minnesota and Iím a ski...

I live and ride in Minnesota and Iím a ski patroller all winter so I spend a lot of time outdoors in the cold down to -35F or so.

Two things:
1. You acclimate and get used to it. You fell cold...
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,013
Posted By JohnJ80

Our two kids, between undergraduate degrees and...

Our two kids, between undergraduate degrees and grad school, have a total of 13 years at major urban universities that have had serious and continuous issues with bike theft on and around campus. The...
11-22-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,307
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes, agree. To this, I'd also add...

Yes, agree. To this, I'd also add "coordination." There does seem to be a number of people, again without respect to age, that have difficulties with removing the wrong foot from the pedal and...
11-22-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,307
Posted By JohnJ80

Iím right in that age category and I have no...

Iím right in that age category and I have no issues. I ride with an entire group of roadies of that age, none of whom would even think to ride without clipless pedals. A simple search in these...
11-14-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By JohnJ80

I don't think you want to smooth this out. I...

I don't think you want to smooth this out. I think it means you have bad data. Smoothing it out is likely going to be a "garbage in = garbage out" exercise.

I'd change all the batteries in the...
11-10-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By JohnJ80

I have every version of the Varia radar that's...

I have every version of the Varia radar that's been available going back to the original.

Here are your answers:

The original and Varia 2 only work on ANT+. So unless you have specific cell...
11-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,307
Posted By JohnJ80

Maybe both of you guys need to meet some of the...

Maybe both of you guys need to meet some of the guys in their 70s and higher who can blow the doors off riders much younger than they are. To make a statement that someone in their 70s should not be...
11-09-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,307
Posted By JohnJ80

What in the hell does age have to do with it at...

What in the hell does age have to do with it at all? Thereís an age requirement on pedals now?

That may be the stupidest thing Iíve heard about pedals ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,264
Posted By JohnJ80

Ray Maker says it best - there are two kinds of...

Ray Maker says it best - there are two kinds of people when it comes to Varia Radar: those who love it and those that havenít ridden with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,264
Posted By JohnJ80

A big part of this is learning how to ride on the...

A big part of this is learning how to ride on the road. These guys can help with that.

https://cyclingsavvy.org

A friends of mine who's a retired police officer who was involved in getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,445
Posted By JohnJ80

No, Iím saying that itís important to know when...

No, Iím saying that itís important to know when ice *will* form so you can go riding when it doesnít or wonít. If you live in places where ice forms, you miss a lot of riding if you are ignorant...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,445
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, it does. Some of us would have...

Yeah, it does. Some of us would have substantially shorter cycling seasons if we didnít understand the differences. Iíd miss maybe 2-3 months of cycling per year if I didnít.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,445
Posted By JohnJ80

black ice only forms at when the ground is...

black ice only forms at when the ground is frozen. It happens when water vapor hits the surface that is frozen and well below freezing. It’s easy enough to to find the ground temp. What that means is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,445
Posted By JohnJ80

That’s a tough one. Our son used studded mtb...

That’s a tough one. Our son used studded mtb tires all winter around the U. I’ve used them but I didn’t like the feel on a smaller/narrower tire because if you wind up on the side of the tire on ice,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,445
Posted By JohnJ80

I'm in Minnesota so if I didn't ride when it was...

I'm in Minnesota so if I didn't ride when it was cold, that would knock out of a number of months I could ride. I typically will be on the road bike starting in the middle of March and continue on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,090
Posted By JohnJ80

Mpls. It was a mechanic at one of the shops who...

Mpls. It was a mechanic at one of the shops who had bought a frame from a guy and then took it back to his bench and had finished building it up. Anyhow, I have the story second hand, so that's all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,090
Posted By JohnJ80

I think this sums it up - there is engineering in...

I think this sums it up - there is engineering in how the whole thing is configured. With suction cups, I can very much see how having them offset so that no two cups ever see the same shear forces...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By JohnJ80

Look at the glove system from Dissent 133...

Look at the glove system from Dissent 133 (https://www.dissent133.com). They're my favorite so far. I live in Minnesota and I ride on the road until early December with these. Being from the frozen...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By JohnJ80

In my my experience, this never happens and is...

In my my experience, this never happens and is incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By JohnJ80

to add to this.... Do investigate a plugger...

to add to this....

Do investigate a plugger like Dynaplug (http://www.dynaplug.com) or the Stans Dart (https://www.notubes.com/dart-tool). If the sealant doesn't seal the hole, putting a plug in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes, agree. Youíre comment on the hydro/mech...

Yes, agree. Youíre comment on the hydro/mech Spyres was interesting and did go look at them again. I could see putting those on to give them a try but the additional 100g for a set was kind of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,421
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure, I think I can. I should be clearer on...

Sure, I think I can.

I should be clearer on the frame thing - it could also be an imperfection in the layup but the geometry is ok. At any rate, I doubt the Felt engineers did any actual testing...
09-09-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,865
Posted By JohnJ80

1 and 4 are - far and away - the biggest problem....

1 and 4 are - far and away - the biggest problem. I now ride with a camera and contact the police with video evidence. The cops call the drivers up and educate them in lieu of giving them a ticket.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By JohnJ80

The Effetto Mariposa Carogna works tape...

The Effetto Mariposa Carogna works tape exceptionally well and is simple to use. I've been using it since it came out. Lennard Zinn now says that's all he uses on his tubulars. There is no way it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,468
Posted By JohnJ80

if your doc felt your condition warranted a...

if your doc felt your condition warranted a cardiac stress test, the LAST thing Iíd do is delay getting that done - COVID or not.
07-01-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
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: 3,522
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: 1,282
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: 1,282
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: 864
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: 27
Views: 5,432
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.
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