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10-09-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Steve B.

On iOS, there are and have been 2 separate BT...

On iOS, there are and have been 2 separate BT connections. The phone needs to pair via the BT settings in the phone, as well as in Connect. The pairing instructions from Garmin do indicate you also...
10-07-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Steve B.

Also look at the Garmin Edge Explore. Bigger...

Also look at the Garmin Edge Explore. Bigger unit, better maps, same price, rock solid unit.
10-06-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Steve B.

I’m under the impression the Pro’s are using...

I’m under the impression the Pro’s are using Garmins, Wahoos, etc.... I.E. dedicated cycling computers, not cell phones.

Article here:

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10-06-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Steve B.

Possibly the Blue Tooth Low Energy connection...

Possibly the Blue Tooth Low Energy connection isn’t being made. On an iOS phone there were 2 different BT connections to the phone, from my 810, my 1000 and my 1030. The primary BT was called “Edge...
09-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,746
Posted By Steve B.

Mirroring some of this I find the iQ Connect apps...

Mirroring some of this I find the iQ Connect apps really, really useful. A weather app shows wind direct and speed as well as humidity. The RideWithGPS app makes painless the download of routes...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By Steve B.

OK, well knowing WHERE you want to start a tour...

OK, well knowing WHERE you want to start a tour is going to change what transit method people recommend. I've zero interest is doing the research that you can just as easily do for - NJ Transit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By Steve B.

My thought would be that anybody strong enough to...

My thought would be that anybody strong enough to pull that distance is a seriously fit rider, has probably been in that situation before, so let him pull as far as he wants. He'll drop off when...
09-03-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 34,519
Posted By Steve B.

Generally true. Not so much "fix" as there's not...

Generally true. Not so much "fix" as there's not much to fail, more a case of you can flip them to friction mode, so if you've problems with an out of wack R derailer, really dirty cable, etc... you...
09-01-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve B.

Lots of folks just buy a cheap Android or old...

Lots of folks just buy a cheap Android or old iPhone on e-bay, never activate it as phone and just use it to navigate.

I agree with others though, and these are common comments on this subject of...
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By Steve B.

You still havenít answered the question. What...

You still havenít answered the question. What are you wanting to do ?. Because you state you live in NJ it sounds like you want to know how to get out of the. NYC metro area with your bike ?. Or I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By Steve B.

$600 less for a Di2 ?, a no brainer. Di2 is...

$600 less for a Di2 ?, a no brainer. Di2 is terrific, have used it 19 mos., no problems, is a terrific system.
08-28-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin tech. support will state “they’ve never...

Garmin tech. support will state “they’ve never heard of this before” yet if they read their own users forum they would see the problem is all over the forum.

I’ve given up on them and finally...
08-20-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,124
Posted By Steve B.

Really personal preference and I’d try both. ...

Really personal preference and I’d try both.

One big advantage to flats when riding in winter is better choices in warm boots to keep your feet warm. Warm insulated boots for SPD are in the $200...
08-15-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,996
Posted By Steve B.

I never want the axles or b-bracket underwater. ...

I never want the axles or b-bracket underwater. The seals are designed for wet roads and rain.
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Steve B.

In SF, closest campground to town is up the ski...

In SF, closest campground to town is up the ski basin road at Hyde Memorial State Park. It’s also a good hill climb, 28 miles RT from town, +3500 ft. Also Big Tesuque on the ski road, that’s a...
08-03-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By Steve B.

“Car Back” in a crit. That’s just evil.

“Car Back” in a crit. That’s just evil.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,065
Posted By Steve B.

Thats interesting. I had always read that being...

Thats interesting. I had always read that being aero, which for many doing triathlons, was riding on the aero bars and being as aerodynamic as possible, didnít matter unless you were up over 17-18...
Forum: Northeast
07-31-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Steve B.

Are you planning on sightseeing in Boston ?, or...

Are you planning on sightseeing in Boston ?, or is it just a convenient place to fly in/out of ?

I would read a bit on the Metro Boston thread to get a feel for whether or not you want to cycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe type this into Google “bicycle rentals...

Maybe type this into Google

“bicycle rentals in bozeman montana”
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By Steve B.

You can do Shimano SPD 520 pedals for $25, a pair...

You can do Shimano SPD 520 pedals for $25, a pair of SPD shoes about $80.

Flat pedals can also be pinned pedals, popular with mt. bikers. The GCN YouTube showed not much difference in...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steve B.

The 100 lbs bear is a cub and likely will have a...

The 100 lbs bear is a cub and likely will have a Mom around and that’s a far worse scenario than a 400 lbs bear alone. All bears in the continental US outside of the northern Rockies are going to be...
Forum: Foo
07-22-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 51,939
Posted By Steve B.

I’ve no trouble with Necro-Posts. This ones so...

I’ve no trouble with Necro-Posts. This ones so old it’s long past the stink part.
07-22-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By Steve B.

Not required for operation, but the BT connection...

Not required for operation, but the BT connection will be active between device and phone if using Live Track or Notifications. My reading is that itís not a noticeable drain on either device or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,678
Posted By Steve B.

There's a saying in the entertainment business...

There's a saying in the entertainment business that a $50,000 wireless microphone is almost as good as a microphone with a wire.

I feel the same way about shifting systems.
07-16-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,105
Posted By Steve B.

Well, power to you. If this were in the 50+...

Well, power to you. If this were in the 50+ forum I'd say why bother ?.

I did all the technical stuff a few decades ago when I was younger. I no longer desire to have to explain to my wife where...
07-13-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,780
Posted By Steve B.

Do an Amazon search for Wahoo Mounts. There’s a...

Do an Amazon search for Wahoo Mounts. There’s a bunch of different models, out front (which can be turned around), top stem cap direct, top stem cap with offset, front stem bolt mount, etc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By Steve B.

Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan are all urban...

Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan are all urban cities, so can we assume, as per your post, you want a recommendation for just outside those areas ?.

North of Rome is the Tiber River valley of...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,094
Posted By Steve B.

She had a paid ticket to Portland. The airline...

She had a paid ticket to Portland. The airline had a legal responsibility to get her to Portland. How hard is this ?
06-17-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Steve B.

How about flats/pinned ?.

How about flats/pinned ?.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,150
Posted By Steve B.

If the roads are wet, I skip it and my fellow...

If the roads are wet, I skip it and my fellow riding buddies are in agreement.

If it looks like it’ll dry out in an hour, then we go and take it easy. If it’s outright raining, No.

I’ve gone...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,302
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, finding used condoms is convenient and...

Yes, finding used condoms is convenient and always a good way to save a few bucks.
Forum: Northeast
06-01-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 177,854
Posted By Steve B.

This was a first. A buddy and I went from...

This was a first.

A buddy and I went from Massapequa to JB West End this morning. Seems before the beach opens is a nice time to ride west, not many clueless pedestrians, mostly cyclists.

And...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,915
Posted By Steve B.

Complete BS. Not unheard of for steel to develop...

Complete BS. Not unheard of for steel to develop rust under the paint, not unheard of for that same frame to suddenly fail. Same with aluminum. Maybe the only materials that avoids hidden issues...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,915
Posted By Steve B.

Letís think about that a bit. How exactly...

Letís think about that a bit.

How exactly does the LBS inspect a carbon frame ?.

Customer A comes in and says ďI had a small accident and want to know if the frame is OK to ride ?Ē. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,915
Posted By Steve B.

If they contact the manufacturer, I assume they...

If they contact the manufacturer, I assume they will in turn tell the customer to deal with the shop where it was purchased.

I assume at that point the customers only recourse is to have that shop...
05-26-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,556
Posted By Steve B.

Only advantage to aluminum, other then the...

Only advantage to aluminum, other then the obvious cost difference to manufacture, would be the material is more resistant to hits on the tubing. While carbon is designed to be strong in particular...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10,194
Views: 2,072,379
Posted By Steve B.

I think thatís actually a French Horny

I think thatís actually a French Horny
05-05-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,667
Posted By Steve B.

Because Shimano, who knows better then us mere...

Because Shimano, who knows better then us mere mortals about what gearing we need, decided after 10sp. to stop making triples in the upper end - 105, Ultegra, DA. Deciding instead that SRAM had the...
Forum: Foo
04-27-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Steve B.

Ace Money.

Ace Money.
Forum: Northeast
10-27-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By Steve B.

Duchess Rail Trail ride today

Ah !, finally made the trip up from LI. Joined by a Westchester buddy, rode from the southern terminus in Hopewell Junction to a bit past the Walkway over the Hudson Bridge and into Orange County.
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