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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,109
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: 583
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: 2,356
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: 583
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: 583
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...
06-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
Posted By JohnJ80

Sorry I didn't get to this yesterday. It's...

Sorry I didn't get to this yesterday. It's raining today, so I had some time to mess with this.

My wife and I ride with the Terrano XT version. We also had the X version for years but last year...
06-28-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,833
Posted By JohnJ80

I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. Garmin did...

I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. Garmin did release a radar without a light though. That is interesting to me since you can stash it on the frame somewhere or even in your jersey pocket, and...
06-22-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By JohnJ80

or a BT speaker. Audio TbT on a bike computer is...

or a BT speaker. Audio TbT on a bike computer is a game changer. To my knowledge only the Karoo can do that. Garmin and Wahoo only have a little buzzer and no BT audio capability.
06-22-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By JohnJ80

Hammerhead Karoo can give audio turn by turn...

Hammerhead Karoo can give audio turn by turn directions.
06-15-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,475
Posted By JohnJ80

That sort of is what my experience with ANT+...

That sort of is what my experience with ANT+ light networks was. Itís kind of a ďSimon saysĒ kind of thing. Itís not in the ďjust worksĒ category of tech products I own. Now that daytime running...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
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...
06-07-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,475
Posted By JohnJ80

My experience with using a bike computer to...

My experience with using a bike computer to automatically control an ANT+ light network is spotty at best. The whole concept as now implemented is just not all that robust.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,926
Posted By JohnJ80

Iíve used the Dynaplug stuff for years on my...

Iíve used the Dynaplug stuff for years on my tubeless tubulars ((Tufo/Clement) before road tubeless clinchers were a thing. Theyíve worked great. If you have a big cut, you put in a second plug. Iíve...
05-18-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
Posted By JohnJ80

Glad we could help. Itís a good product. ...

Glad we could help. Itís a good product.

Iím going to experiment here this month with using it with a handlebar PTT button to see if it works with Zello. That could be a really cool feature when...
05-17-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
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.
05-17-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,167
Posted By JohnJ80

The FLY6CE mount is not great. The connection...

The FLY6CE mount is not great. The connection from the light to the mount is fine. Itís just that the mount on the seat post is bad.

The two better solutions I have are:

1. An adaptor from the...
05-13-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,475
Posted By JohnJ80

basically adds BTLE support and one lighting mode...

basically adds BTLE support and one lighting mode which is not particularly useful unless you can change it easily from the head unit. Looking around to find the prior unit at $129 is probably the...
05-12-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,475
Posted By JohnJ80

It definitely shines in a more rural/non urban...

It definitely shines in a more rural/non urban setting for sure. Thatís mostly where I ride.

That said, itís also highly useful in urban areas be cause you can see how many cars are back there...
05-11-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
Posted By JohnJ80

likewise, weíve used ours for the last two...

likewise, weíve used ours for the last two seasons and the prior version for 4-5 urs before that. Works really well.

What I finally did was use 3M VHB tape (available from Amazon in a number of...
05-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,475
Posted By JohnJ80

The other piece that isnít easy to see is the...

The other piece that isnít easy to see is the curved extension piece denoted by the arrow. Thereís a million of them available through Amazon for cheap. It goes in that orientation from the GoPro...
05-10-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,475
Posted By JohnJ80

What I have done that makes it work very well...

What I have done that makes it work very well with a saddle bag is to get a GoPro style mount that fits between the saddle rails, use a curving GoPro extension piece which then attaches to a Garmin...
05-05-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By JohnJ80

I donít believe itís made anymore, itís not even...

I donít believe itís made anymore, itís not even listed on Wahooís website. Thereís a good reason for that, the thing sucked. I had one and it was iffy at best. Mine is in a landfill someplace.
05-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,167
Posted By JohnJ80

The lowest hassle, easiest use for this is the...

The lowest hassle, easiest use for this is the Cycliq 12CE (front) and the 6CE (rear). You also get a daytime headlight and taillight out of the package.

They can be a bit finicky until you get...
04-29-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,587
Posted By JohnJ80

Thanks for this. I know I can tell a 5-10W...

Thanks for this. I know I can tell a 5-10W difference. My road bike has a power meter and itís pretty easy to tell the difference. Great idea to put in an off switch!

The efficiencies on solar...
04-29-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,151
Posted By JohnJ80

i can measure that quite accurately. And I get...

i can measure that quite accurately. And I get all the math and geometry (Iím an engineer).

what I was getting at was selecting the proper table entry based on a measured tire size and wondering...
04-29-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By JohnJ80

Trek has a family of mounts called ďBlendrĒ and...

Trek has a family of mounts called ďBlendrĒ and they fit with a mating piece on their specific stems. While they donít out and out say it, itís a GoPro style friction mount. So if you get the Blendr...
04-29-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,151
Posted By JohnJ80

When you say that the tables are way off, did you...

When you say that the tables are way off, did you use the marked size of the tire or did you measure it? The two are often way off depending on rim width mostly, but other reasons too. Iím...
04-27-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,157
Posted By JohnJ80

a lot of studies have shown that a bike power...

a lot of studies have shown that a bike power meter is accurate to within about 5%. When I ride without a PM, Strava comes very close. My understanding is Strava uses all the normal algorithms that...
04-27-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,157
Posted By JohnJ80

Like I said, itís been a long time since i used...

Like I said, itís been a long time since i used it but I think there is a base free version that has minimal capability and then a subscription model for the good stuff. I have several bike computer...
04-27-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,157
Posted By JohnJ80

Itís a decent app and it runs standalone while...

Itís a decent app and it runs standalone while recording. I used to use it but I found the caloric burn numbers were off by 100% from Strava and more well regarded apps showed so I quit using it. ...
04-24-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By JohnJ80

Thanks for clarifying that. I had forgotten that...

Thanks for clarifying that. I had forgotten that you also need to buy the piece that integrates with the Bontrager stem that turns it into a GoPro interface. Youíre right, then you can use any GoPro...
04-22-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By JohnJ80

Thanks for that. I had looked at those and itís...

Thanks for that. I had looked at those and itís nice to see how they look on the stem itself. But I think that means I need to use the Bontrager stem too.



Hereís the light run times from...
04-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By JohnJ80

Who makes that GoPro mount for the light?

Who makes that GoPro mount for the light?
04-22-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By JohnJ80

The Bontrager Flares...

The Bontrager Flares (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-lights/bike-front-lights/bontrager-ion-200-rt-front-bike-light/p/23709/?colorCode=black) are really good...
04-21-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,151
Posted By JohnJ80

Best explanation in one place I've seen: ...

Best explanation in one place I've seen:

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a20004478/how-your-gps-lies-to-you/
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,699
Posted By JohnJ80

I think this is the essence of the thing. I...

I think this is the essence of the thing. I don't want to ride a touring specific bike. It's not the kind of ride that I like to get out of my bike. I'd rather ride something a bit more sporty and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By JohnJ80

actually a complicated question. Tire...

actually a complicated question.

Tire dimension depends on the tire, tire construction, interior rim width and inflation pressure. Some tires fit fine and then stretch too. Bottom line is the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By JohnJ80

glad to help. BTW, Silca came out with a...

glad to help.

BTW, Silca came out with a tire pressure calculator in the last month or so. This takes into account all their experience with World Tour riders and Poertnerís experience with wheel...
04-15-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,587
Posted By JohnJ80

Thatís been kind of my plan after research. If...

Thatís been kind of my plan after research. If you go back farther this thread, my question had been to see if increased solar panel efficiency and USB-C PD technology converging had become viable. ...
04-14-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,587
Posted By JohnJ80

My standard hub is the DT Swiss 240s. In a...

My standard hub is the DT Swiss 240s. In a centerlock disc version, thatís 126g.

And to be clear, weíre not just talking weight - itís going to be really a watts/kg number. The dynamos are both...
04-13-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,587
Posted By JohnJ80

Here are the two chargers I use. The first one is...

Here are the two chargers I use. The first one is 65W total with a USB-C to charge my big battery at 40W and the rest for charging a USB-A device. Itís 2.56Ē high by 1.3Ē square and weighs 91g....
04-13-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,587
Posted By JohnJ80

Thanks for that! Adding in wiring and...

Thanks for that!

Adding in wiring and electronics for conversion, the overall weight difference for battery + solar panel is likely to be very small when compared to the dynamo setup but yet...
04-13-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,587
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes. I live in an area where power can be...

Yes. I live in an area where power can be unreliable. I also use this battery on sailing trips and it works well. But Iíve used it twice for touring now and it works well. Weíre light weight in our...
04-13-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,587
Posted By JohnJ80

hereís the solar panel I have. ...

hereís the solar panel I have.

https://www.omnicharge.co/products/20w-solar-panel/

Iím working mounting out now but it looks like would fit nicely over panniers on the back. But if it works as...
04-12-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,587
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly. 5W of charging is bumping against...

Exactly. 5W of charging is bumping against useless for current electronics.

The solar panel that Iím testing is looking pretty good. 500g, $75. At 45N latitude (I.e. pretty far north) in early...
04-11-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By JohnJ80

The Apple Watch will pair with select sensors. I...

The Apple Watch will pair with select sensors. I have paired mine with a HRM strap on occasion. I believe it will also pair with certain pieces of gym equipment. The heart of the matter is that it...
Forum: Touring
04-08-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,674
Posted By JohnJ80

Silca has a pressure calculator on their website...

Silca has a pressure calculator on their website that takes into account road condition and surface, totally all up weight of bike plus rider and equipment, and tire width. Iíve found it to be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,251
Posted By JohnJ80

I retrofitted a mechanical bike to eTap Red....

I retrofitted a mechanical bike to eTap Red. Very easy and took me about an hour even though I'd never done it before. The resulting installation is very clean.

I also have a 5 year old bike that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,251
Posted By JohnJ80

Personally, I've moved a bike from Di2 to eTap...

Personally, I've moved a bike from Di2 to eTap Red (not AXS) and I like it a ton better.
04-05-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,475
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, it's arguable and largely due to the...

Yeah, it's arguable and largely due to the difference in optics IMO. The Garmin optic is a little wider angle and the Flare optic is more directional. Either way, its close and both are good...
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