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12-04-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By BNB

Thank you, Bmach, for a reality check.

Thank you, Bmach, for a reality check.
12-04-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By BNB

I wouldn't say I'm looking for someone to confirm...

I wouldn't say I'm looking for someone to confirm "flawless" operation. I'm asking for personal experience and conditions; data of a sort. It's an expensive system to buy to experiment. It's for a...
12-04-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By BNB

That would be fine; meaning having to charge more...

That would be fine; meaning having to charge more often. I think Di2 would be a better solution as it's 1 big battery (I believe) rather than 4 small batteries with etap.

I have easily gotten 7...
12-04-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By BNB

Thanks for the info. I don't mind having to...

Thanks for the info. I don't mind having to charge the battery after every ride, if needed. It's so easy with etap. When I had an issue with the etap it was about 35 degrees I thought it might be...
12-03-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By BNB

thanks. of course it's physics. what I really...

thanks. of course it's physics. what I really want to know is if anyone is actually riding with electronic shifting, and if so, what you use and what kind of mileage do you get with a fully charged,...
12-03-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By BNB

electronic shifting, cold weather

I'm working on yet another bike (for New Hampshire) where I am currently riding in 30 degree weather. My etap bike does not function well in these temps it seems (could be another reason but I...
11-14-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By BNB

I was actually joking that I don't think I would...

I was actually joking that I don't think I would be capable to do this, though I really have no idea what exactly is involved. Not so much the cost of it.

The first wifli /roadlink went on our...
11-14-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By BNB

Interesting setup. Beyond pay grade for this...

Interesting setup. Beyond pay grade for this diy-er. Thanks for sending.
11-13-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By BNB

that's one expensive derailleur in storage. my...

that's one expensive derailleur in storage. my 1st wifli has worked flawlessly. the second one I bought for another bike failed twice, so I'm on the third for that bike rarely used so can't say...
11-13-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By BNB

mine is/was wifli too. I need the lowest...

mine is/was wifli too. I need the lowest possible gears I can get with e-shifting. would like to know if/how it was resolved. so sram allowed you to swap wifli with their regular derailleur? ...
11-12-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By BNB

geoffs I was searching to see if the issues with...

geoffs I was searching to see if the issues with etap had been acknowledged or addressed in any way. I wrote a thread about it myself in 2018 here...
09-20-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By BNB

FWIW, got the new braze-on adapter and it the...

FWIW, got the new braze-on adapter and it the geometry was dramatically different from the FSA adapter. The derailleur position was much closer to the frame as needed and the diameter was correct as...
09-17-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By BNB

HillRider: I will definitely check this out.

HillRider: I will definitely check this out.
09-17-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By BNB

The original bike, Liv Invite, had Claris with a...

The original bike, Liv Invite, had Claris with a triple FD; I tried the original Claris 8sp front derailleur with the 10 speed chain and it did not shift well (a year ago so don't remember the...
09-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By BNB

FD braze-on adapter

I'm converting my "budget" Liv bike from 8sp Claris (horrible shifting) to a 10sp shimano 105 group (a triple chainring setup). I can't seem to adjust the front derailleur (brand new as the original...
05-23-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,062
Posted By BNB

None of the clubs I ride with (4 of them) are...

None of the clubs I ride with (4 of them) are even considering resuming. If you do ride you might talk to your group about snot rockets; my favorite club lecture subject in the past. Cyclists do...
05-23-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

Thanks for this, too, livedarklions. Of course...

Thanks for this, too, livedarklions. Of course this event happened. Lake Wohlford Road in So Cal, The really sad thing is that a paint ball place went in after this incident and cyclists are being...
05-23-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

Hi livedarklions, I totally agree about southern...

Hi livedarklions, I totally agree about southern NH (and MA drivers known by another name I am not allowed to post) but I'm in northern NH, western White Mountain Region, when I'm there - which,...
05-23-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

Great sense of humor, Glenn. Thanks for the...

Great sense of humor, Glenn. Thanks for the laughs!
05-21-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

I also wanted to say I think it's assumed I'm a...

I also wanted to say I think it's assumed I'm a guy and I sorta think rednec**, I mean ignorant white men, tolerate men wearing tights much less than girls (women) wearing tights - that's why I...
05-21-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

I do understand this - about being seen (honking)...

I do understand this - about being seen (honking) vs not seen (texting) etc. It's just far more unnerving when these things happen and I'm alone.
05-21-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

Interesting history. So much time to think...

Interesting history. So much time to think riding solo and I did wonder where the term "redneck" came from.

So, hopefully the flag idea is well accepted by the right and OK with the left too. ...
05-21-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

Hubby and I got a great laugh out of Humvee idea!...

Hubby and I got a great laugh out of Humvee idea! Thanks!
05-21-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

I like it! Will try the flag first and saw those...

I like it! Will try the flag first and saw those flags with the blue stripe that looked pretty cool but they were all too big.
05-21-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

I've considered this many times but when cops say...

I've considered this many times but when cops say stuff like "well, what do you expect riding a bicycle on the road?" I sorta don't think they will be bothered with video footage unless I'm actually...
05-21-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

The flag idea is perfect! just ordered an...

The flag idea is perfect!

just ordered an iron-on decal from amazon ... I'll iron on separate fabric then pin on jersey. I'm riding like an old fart these days (am I allowed to say that?) with a...
05-21-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By BNB

Riding Solo Safety

I've been riding solo since covid and it's getting sketchier out there. People are angry and frustrated and I've had a few incidents recently where I've been the target of their anger. It's mostly...
08-22-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By BNB

Got it to work! Thanks. Good to know about...

Got it to work! Thanks.

Good to know about the ability to upgrade the bb.

Up Next: I will work on replacing the wicked crappy rotors/calipers. That front brake is so grabby it's almost sent...
08-22-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By BNB

The 105 does pull through all 3 shifts. You're...

The 105 does pull through all 3 shifts. You're right about the 10 speed chain and I DO have the 105 chainrings and but not the cranks plus the bottom bracket on my Liv is square taper so wouldn't...
08-21-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By BNB

Claris 8 speed to 105 10 speed

I'm trying to upgrade my Claris 8 speed/triple chain ring Liv gravel bike with a 105 group (triple) that's been in my garage for a couple years. I really like the frame fit of the bike and it's my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

Just back from my 600 mile CA adventure down the...

Just back from my 600 mile CA adventure down the coast, wildfire smoke and all, with my ORIGINAL etap derailleur. No problems at all. Stopped by my frame manufacturer to ask if they could drill for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

It's two small batteries; one for front and one...

It's two small batteries; one for front and one for rear derailleur. I always carry a spare with my repair kit as they are small. If it was a reliable system then I think it would be the absolute...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

that's the choice I'd make today. my hubby loves...

that's the choice I'd make today. my hubby loves his Di2 and he didn't want to learn a new shifting pattern (post stroke challenges).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

Etap is a dream when it works. Hard to describe...

Etap is a dream when it works. Hard to describe that sinking feeling you get when you press that lever and nothing happens. I hope you don't ever experience it. Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

Not so easy to do. My bike was not drilled for...

Not so easy to do. My bike was not drilled for wiring or cables. And get my money back? Don't think I haven't tried. Not an option. Maybe small claims? But who do I take to court should I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

Thanks for the reality check. My LBS (in CA)...

Thanks for the reality check. My LBS (in CA) wasn't happy about having to deal with this.

The internet is not science and we really have no idea what percentage of these derailleurs are failing....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

Now this post is amusing drama. Scrooge? ...

Now this post is amusing drama. Scrooge? Mcduck? cake? (yum) peasants? ... A fun read. Thanks! 😊
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

That is exactly what my LBS in CA said. Di2 is...

That is exactly what my LBS in CA said. Di2 is reliable and they are recommending steering clear of sram for now. They are not happy about having to deal with the etap problems. That info was too...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

very helpful. I'll trade my next failed...

very helpful. I'll trade my next failed derailleur (should that happen) for yours or your friend's. I'll even pay for shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 01:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

It's worth a try and, yes, easy to do. Just...

It's worth a try and, yes, easy to do. Just doesn't make sense that my one reliable derailleur has never failed. And the green light always lights acknowledging the signal was received and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,807
Posted By BNB

FWIW, my replacement derailleur started failing...

FWIW, my replacement derailleur started failing in June. It was infrequent and I wanted to believe it was a mis-shift on my part - I simply could not believe this was happening again. When it...
10-11-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By BNB

Shipping e-bike

Has anyone successfully shipped their e-bike within the United States? I've always used bikeflights.com but they have a complicated set of rules in order to ship an e-bike. I was thinking about...
07-17-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By BNB

Because we were feeling impatient and we found a...

Because we were feeling impatient and we found a demo Cannondale Quick Neo available at a LBS we went for it! Yes, it has straight handlebars; and yes, the first thing that happened was my husband...
07-14-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By BNB

Great suggestion. Good price tag too. I like...

Great suggestion. Good price tag too. I like the looks of the Verve especially. Thank you!
07-14-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By BNB

Next step: e road bike

I am looking for a way, if possible, to convert my husband's custom road bike to one with electric assist capability. Suggestions appreciated.


FYI: My husband is facing his next medical...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By BNB

thanks for the info. I thought the Italians were...

thanks for the info. I thought the Italians were as strict as the French and required mandatory doctor approval. many of the GFs are sold out, some are not. I'm thinking 2019 at this point. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By BNB

Gran Fondos in Italy

I'd like to do some Gran Fondos while visiting Italy and need information. I think it's somewhat complicated to ride these events as a non-Italian. I gather that you need to have a racing? license...
01-19-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By BNB

great, thanks. :thumb:

great, thanks. :thumb:
01-19-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By BNB

checking out ebay - might make this work if I get...

checking out ebay - might make this work if I get on it. triple cranksets are cheap! lots of 9 speeds available so, again, maybe risky with a 10 speed chain. thanks for your suggestions.
01-19-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By BNB

I'd be up for this but except probably not enough...

I'd be up for this but except probably not enough time. Plus (oops); dragged the bike out and it Claris, not Tiagra. Even worse components than I remember.

Just curious if the bottom bracket...
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