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07-17-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By nuclear_biker

Oh yeah I'd be hard pressed to clamp on carbon...

Oh yeah I'd be hard pressed to clamp on carbon rails myself. Garmin makes some quarter turn mounts that work on aero seatposts (for Varia lights) and from there you could in theory mount a GoPro...
07-17-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,840
Posted By nuclear_biker

What exactly didn't work? Pictures? I use the...

What exactly didn't work? Pictures? I use the GoPro mount on my saddles and it works well, I could see it being trouble if your seat is mounted pretty far forward I suppose, but with some extenders...
06-04-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By nuclear_biker

So my takeaways from this thread are: 1....

So my takeaways from this thread are:

1. dirty oil is on some level unavoidable
2. I was over lubricating/leaving unnecessary oil on my chain

I finally got around to oiling my bike yesterday...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,963
Posted By nuclear_biker

I saw the pics, the other one even has a gif of a...

I saw the pics, the other one even has a gif of a guy riding! But my mind reject this! The specific bag you linked has some other uses as well since it doesn't scream CAMERA BAG! STEAL ME! for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,963
Posted By nuclear_biker

A lot of interesting options here. With the strap...

A lot of interesting options here. With the strap bags like the photo bag mini and Mettle speed strap, I just worry about the bag/camera sliding all around when you ride. Is that not the case?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,367
Posted By nuclear_biker

Definitely don't give up! But I want you to be...

Definitely don't give up! But I want you to be safe and go in knowing what you're facing.



This, basically.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,367
Posted By nuclear_biker

Yes. Had a friend get in a really bad accident in...

Yes. Had a friend get in a really bad accident in Melbourne. Did some research and it's not pretty.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,963
Posted By nuclear_biker

Interesting. How do you attach it to...

Interesting. How do you attach it to yourself/bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,963
Posted By nuclear_biker

Carry mirrorless camera while riding road bike

I have an Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. It's a sort of mid sized mirrorless camera, 4.9" (W) x 3.4" (H) x 1.8" (D) weighing about 1 pound.

I'm looking to take this, along with a small fixed focal length...
06-02-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,382
Posted By nuclear_biker

Sorry I don't have my head in the game and missed...

Sorry I don't have my head in the game and missed that, believe the Edge 25 is 'smart' only. That could definitely also be part of the issue. If you didn't change it, it's almost certainly smart...
06-02-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,382
Posted By nuclear_biker

What's the Garmin sample rate set to?

What's the Garmin sample rate set to?
06-01-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By nuclear_biker

I've noticed that if I ride less for say a month...

I've noticed that if I ride less for say a month (say running more for an upcoming event) it gets less miles than if I ride every day (or so).
06-01-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,382
Posted By nuclear_biker

You will also see seasonal variations, for...

You will also see seasonal variations, for example biking in the woods you will see better accuracy in the winter as the radio scattering/absorbing leaves are gone.
06-01-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,382
Posted By nuclear_biker

You don't bike in the water? :D That looks like a...

You don't bike in the water? :D That looks like a seriously bad case of multipathing. Is that NYC? Big buildings cause lots of multipathing issues in my experience.
GPS receivers have improved alot...
06-01-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,382
Posted By nuclear_biker

I wonder when Garmin stopped updating the...

I wonder when Garmin stopped updating the ephemeris for these units? Also how do you know the phone was more accurate?
06-01-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By nuclear_biker

It could be the paraffin doesn't flush it out...

It could be the paraffin doesn't flush it out like oil.
06-01-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By nuclear_biker

Indeed, I think guys is now commonly used as a...

Indeed, I think guys is now commonly used as a gender neutral pronoun, and it is in common use among college aged females (I'm a student).
06-01-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,382
Posted By nuclear_biker

I have some background in geodesy and I can...

I have some background in geodesy and I can confirm what JohnJ80 said. The problems with using GPS, and why I advocate you use a wheel speed sensor, is due to the errors in GPS positioning and the...
06-01-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By nuclear_biker

Oil chain without attracting dirt

Okay guys, I know this is heavily trodden ground but I can't seem to get it right. I oil my chain ever ride/every other ride (depending on length), and I just assumed that it would turn black, and...
05-28-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,382
Posted By nuclear_biker

If you want accurate distance and speed you'll...

If you want accurate distance and speed you'll need a wheel rotation sensor. I believe Strava uses GIS data to try and make the GPS track more accurate (there are known issues calculating distance...
05-25-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,840
Posted By nuclear_biker

DCR had some footage from the Garmin VIRB 360...

DCR had some footage from the Garmin VIRB 360 camera and I couldn't quite make out plates. It's coming, though.
05-23-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,840
Posted By nuclear_biker

Don't the newer cams have 120 fps now? Probably...

Don't the newer cams have 120 fps now? Probably reduces battery and uses a ton of storage but I'd be curious how it would work.
05-23-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,840
Posted By nuclear_biker

You can on the lower resolution Cycliq cameras so...

You can on the lower resolution Cycliq cameras so I assume you can with a GoPro/VIRB.
05-23-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,840
Posted By nuclear_biker

So it seems like helmet mount is the way to go...

So it seems like helmet mount is the way to go for forward facing camera so it can see what you see. That said, the idea of adding ~200g to my ~300g helmet doesn't sound super appealing on longer...
05-19-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,840
Posted By nuclear_biker

So you helmet guys really have no safety...

So you helmet guys really have no safety concerns? I can't find any instances of it being a problem in cycling so it's probably mostly paranoia. I like the idea of helmet mounted because it shows...
05-19-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,840
Posted By nuclear_biker

Accountability cameras - where to mount?

I'm making a big move from a rural area to a large city. Suffice to say I am looking to mount either one or two cameras (GoPro type, open to other suggestions, although as you will see I'm a bit of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

I'm coming up to the 300 mile mark and I have to...

I'm coming up to the 300 mile mark and I have to say I'm pretty happy with my purchase. I've replaced all of the Richey parts (fit issues, although I didn't care for the Biomax bars) and the only...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,719
Posted By nuclear_biker

I hate to ask such a stupid question but is this...

I hate to ask such a stupid question but is this feature on all the Di2 group sets right now?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

I'm not interested in going cheap on bar tape....

I'm not interested in going cheap on bar tape. LBS carries Bontrager (eh) and Lizard Skins (which looked nice) but I'm not opposed to shopping elsewhere/special ordering. I really like the look of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

You're my hero. I can't believe you noticed that....

You're my hero. I can't believe you noticed that. I eat cottage cheese by the bucketful, mix in your favorite hot sauce for a little bit more flavor!

At first I thought you were making fun of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

Yeah I've been meaning to cut it off :). Also...

Yeah I've been meaning to cut it off :). Also don't tell anybody but I have MTB pedals on there. I'm using my commuting shoes until xmas/birthday money comes through for a pair of road shoes/pedals....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

https://i.imgur.com/eJZB45p.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/eJZB45p.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0jrMd1a.jpg

First picture shows original bar (I have ordered a new bar but am away for the holidays so I'll install that in January) with new...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

So, I got the bike and figured I should follow...

So, I got the bike and figured I should follow up. So far I'm very happy with it. I replaced the seat (too narrow) and the bars (too wide) and the stem (too low for my tight hamstrings) but those are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,719
Posted By nuclear_biker

I got an update that allows my battery to do...

I got an update that allows my battery to do synchro shifting and an update to my D-Fly module (battery life patch) and junction box, but I also didn't get any update for my derailleurs. Hopefully...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,719
Posted By nuclear_biker

I asked them about it on Twitter. They said no...

I asked them about it on Twitter. They said no ETA on Ultegra synchro shifting, Android app first quarter 2017.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,719
Posted By nuclear_biker

I looked long and hard and didn't see it in the...

I looked long and hard and didn't see it in the e-tube software anywhere (supposidly the latest, downloaded yesterday). These things do get delayed though, I still haven't seen the Android app for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,719
Posted By nuclear_biker

It wasn't an option when I was looking at e-tube...

It wasn't an option when I was looking at e-tube earlier today. I have Ultegra 6870. I believe I read that you need the newer DN-110 battery as well, but don't hold me to it. I didn't actually know...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

Getting caught up in the minutiae of hobbies is...

Getting caught up in the minutiae of hobbies is half the fun! After riding lower end mountain bike mech, I really don't think I want to settle for less than Ultegra. I'm not looking to have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

Thanks, great reply! I mostly worry not about CF...

Thanks, great reply! I mostly worry not about CF in general since it's more or less proven/it's limitations known, but about this one in particular (since I can't find much info from people who have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By nuclear_biker

Buying first road bike: Help me bikeforums.net, you're my only hope

In 2015, I rebuilt a Trek 720 ('91) into a commuter/fitness bike. I'm now looking to get into longer rides and casual endurance racing so I'm looking to buy my first roadbike. The 720 is okay for...
11-01-15, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,848
Posted By nuclear_biker

So at one point there was a bug with smart...

So at one point there was a bug with smart recording and Strava segments. I did some testing with running the edge 25 and the Strava phone app and Garmin Edge 25. It seemed to no longer have any...
07-20-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,286
Posted By nuclear_biker

This is exactly how I ended up gaining so much...

This is exactly how I ended up gaining so much weight. When I came to college and didn't have my mom doing portion control (not that she ever controlled what I ate, but the serving sizes just helped)...
07-20-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,286
Posted By nuclear_biker

Hehe I actually meant fast to prepare and eat. My...

Hehe I actually meant fast to prepare and eat. My friend has a glass of milk and a banana after his workouts (biking/strength training). I hate the texture of bananas but was considering making some...
07-20-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,848
Posted By nuclear_biker

I'm a grad student in experimental nuclear...

I'm a grad student in experimental nuclear physics (thus the handle) so I like playing with data. When I get the units tomorrow, I will do a side by side ride, upload them both into fake strava...
07-20-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,848
Posted By nuclear_biker

I'm in a similar boat as you. Here is the main...

I'm in a similar boat as you. Here is the main source on this, there are various posts here and elsewhere discussing it: On Bicycles, and.... what else is there?: testing Strava segment timing...
07-20-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,848
Posted By nuclear_biker

While probably true, there are countless issues...

While probably true, there are countless issues with this when uploading to Strava (I can post a few links when I get home later if you're interested). I think (hope!) you're probably right but the...
07-20-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,848
Posted By nuclear_biker

After a bit more research, I discovered a few...

After a bit more research, I discovered a few more downsides to the Edge 25. It only has the ability to do smart record, and cannot do 1s recording like the 500 can. I'm not sure how much of a deal...
07-19-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,286
Posted By nuclear_biker

My question wasn't really how much I should eat...

My question wasn't really how much I should eat not to bonk, I more meant ways to convince your body to consume fat vs glycogen. Have read a few things online (some of it contradictory), and was...
07-18-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By nuclear_biker

Good find. I've been wondering how this works....

Good find. I've been wondering how this works. Now I know! And knowing is half the battle.
07-18-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,286
Posted By nuclear_biker

Do you have recommendations for good sources for...

Do you have recommendations for good sources for fast protein?
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