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10-17-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Grasschopper

Yes correct the creak proof, thread together...

Yes correct the creak proof, thread together version of the Wheels Mfg BB is what I'm looking at. I would think that all you have to do to get to one side (hopefully that's all you need to access...
10-17-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Grasschopper

Thoughts on BBInfinite vs Wheels Mfg for BB86 replacement BB

So I have a Salsa Warbird AL which uses a BB86 pressfit bottom bracket and I run Shimano cranks. My stock BB has started creaking and I'm not going to both to just pop the stock on out and grease...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By Grasschopper

I've had P1s for a couple of months and I get...

I've had P1s for a couple of months and I get this off and on. Occasionally it doesn't happen but most rides it does...everything is up to date for me as well. It's annoying but post ride it...
04-18-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Grasschopper

Oh look there is a manual (found it on the web). ...

Oh look there is a manual (found it on the web). There is no specific mode for 2 sided power meter...at least nothing is called out in the user manual.

Of note...the Garmin is recording 2 sided...
04-18-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Grasschopper

There's a manual? :foo:

There's a manual? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Grasschopper

If you move to Charlotte look up the Mojo Cycling...

If you move to Charlotte look up the Mojo Cycling club. My sister's husband is a member and I've been on some group rides with them as well as some other just general riding in the area. Personally...
04-18-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Grasschopper

Garmin Edge 520 error - missing right side power pedal

Ok so I just got a set of Pawertap P1 pedals...full both sided power...and I got an Edge 520 as a computer upgrade. I've run this combo 2x now and I keep getting an error on screen (while riding)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By Grasschopper

I blew up my L5-S1 in 2010 cycling. Of note, you...

I blew up my L5-S1 in 2010 cycling. Of note, you may want to look into a new bike. In fact I replaced every bike I owned but one after my surgery. No more big bar drop for me. Honestly I forget...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Grasschopper

Yeah it takes a while...just hold it. For the...

Yeah it takes a while...just hold it. For the AppleTV: yeah it goes into power saving mode or powers down or something. Your remote should bring it back up...but it too takes a couple of seconds. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Grasschopper

Ok so it sounds like you got the route thing...

Ok so it sounds like you got the route thing figured. Mainly on Watopia all routes go through the pier area...and as you approach the roads that are near that area it comes up and says hilly route. ...
02-27-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,297
Posted By Grasschopper

Well due to travel I haven't ridden in nearly a...

Well due to travel I haven't ridden in nearly a week and a half. Hoping to Zwift tonight which seems a shame as the weather is sort of nice out. But work schedule means it will be getting dark and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Grasschopper

I'm pretty sure he has said he's done that....but...

I'm pretty sure he has said he's done that....but just to be sure. That's correct Whitemax? You're running ZML on your phone and the Zwift app on the Apple TV? And NOT simply using the AppleTV to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,380
Posted By Grasschopper

Sorry I've been out of town and didn't have time...

Sorry I've been out of town and didn't have time to respond. Thanks for the info on the Romin. I may have to swap this Power Arc for another Romin. Not sure.

So I've gotten saddle sores in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grasschopper

New users are $15 a month.

New users are $15 a month.
02-16-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,297
Posted By Grasschopper

See sadly that attitude is a big part of the...

See sadly that attitude is a big part of the problem here. Too many people think of it that way. The reality is that these are real races against real people and the people with the attitude posted...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grasschopper

^^^What he said^^^ I was saying that...

^^^What he said^^^



I was saying that you can't run ZML and the Zwift app at the same time on the phone itself if you use your phone for Zwift and run the AV cable to the TV. But again even if...
02-15-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,297
Posted By Grasschopper

So how cheap all comes down to what you own now. ...

So how cheap all comes down to what you own now. As you've edited to...mag trainer with SC sensor and some platform to run it on is best low cost entry.

https://youtu.be/Eg0IDDmSStw
02-15-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 21,297
Posted By Grasschopper

How did it go? I'm at work or I would have given...

How did it go? I'm at work or I would have given it a go. Up to this point I've done 1 4 lap flat WBR race and 2 1 lap flat WBR races. I was dead last in the 4 lap race in D cat but after a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grasschopper

I'm sorry but any laptop that costs $300 is pure...

I'm sorry but any laptop that costs $300 is pure garbage and you're just going to be getting a new one soon. Either spend $1000 on a reasonable laptop or save tons and get the AppleTV which if...
02-15-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,133
Posted By Grasschopper

My guess is that it would raise a flag at...

My guess is that it would raise a flag at Zwiftpower (for those that don't know Zwift races are monitored by 3rd parties NOT by Zwift) but they are reviewed by real humans. I would think that it...
02-15-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By Grasschopper

Great deal and the right choice if you plan on...

Great deal and the right choice if you plan on doing any significant time on it. I have a KICKR that I bought in Oct and I've put >1,500 virtual miles on it on Zwift. It's fantastic.

If you've...
02-15-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,133
Posted By Grasschopper

Actually you're talking about Group Workouts. ...

Actually you're talking about Group Workouts. Group rides do nothing to keep the group together.



It is much more acceptable in the Zwift community for the faster riders to raise their weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,064
Posted By Grasschopper

I have a 2012 Giant Defy Advanced with thousands...

I have a 2012 Giant Defy Advanced with thousands of miles on the first BB and not a single squeak from it. Bike has been fantastic and when I do eventually upgrade I will probably get another Defy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,380
Posted By Grasschopper

So like the above poster I have the Romin...

So like the above poster I have the Romin (original saddle, did they change it?) and Power Arc in 143mm width. Also had the Avatar on the bike that I just put the Power Arc on and my girlfriend...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grasschopper

Ok so using your phone to run the Zwift main...

Ok so using your phone to run the Zwift main app...NO you cannot also run Zwift Mobile Link (ZML) at the same time. You wouldn't actually need to because your phone would be right there. Now if...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grasschopper

Just to be clear. If you have Bluetooth capable...

Just to be clear. If you have Bluetooth capable trainer and data collectors you donít need the cable on iOS or AppleTV. The Cable is only if you have ant+ data collectors.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grasschopper

Not that I have seen. Wahoo makes a 30 pin dongle...

Not that I have seen. Wahoo makes a 30 pin dongle that you can then adapt to lightning but honestly Iím not sure if the iOS version is able to use that. That is one area I have no experience.

Ok...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grasschopper

Having seen it on most basic graphics...better...

Having seen it on most basic graphics...better graphics do improve the immersion into the game in my opinion. Do you “need better graphics? No but for $180 the AppleTV 4K gives graphics better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grasschopper

It's all about the immersion into the game and...

It's all about the immersion into the game and the distraction from the horrible fact that you're riding indoors.

I used to own a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. Never used it for years. Maybe a...
01-12-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By Grasschopper

So when you connect to the KICKR (this is a KICKR...

So when you connect to the KICKR (this is a KICKR and not a KICKR Snap right?) via the Wahoo app you have an option to do power smoothing in ERG mode. I don't use trainer road so I'm not sure if...
01-11-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By Grasschopper

I've had a Teeter inversion table since my back...

I've had a Teeter inversion table since my back issue in 2010. My spinal surgeon said that it was the only thing that kept me off of his operating table for 6 months.

I don't use it regularly...
01-11-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,593
Posted By Grasschopper

No the issue is that the KICKR '17 and KICKR Snap...

No the issue is that the KICKR '17 and KICKR Snap '17 allow your dropouts to pivot when clamped. This is critical so that there's no damage to the frame. In a normal trainer setup if you pick up...
01-11-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By Grasschopper

Skip the spindown in Trainerroad...only do it...

Skip the spindown in Trainerroad...only do it through the Wahoo app. Also someone else asked...do you have (and are you using) a seperate power meter? If so that could totally account for the...
01-11-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,321
Posted By Grasschopper

Interesting that you find it noisey...mine is...

Interesting that you find it noisey...mine is damn near silent unless I'm at a pretty high flywheel speed and then you get the whine. I found that I had WAY more drivetrain noise than the KICKR was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By Grasschopper

Several things to note here. KICKR Snap needs to...

Several things to note here. KICKR Snap needs to be calibrated (spin down) every time you ride. As part of this you need to make sure that your tire pressure is at 110psi and that your roller...
11-13-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,557
Posted By Grasschopper

I know what it is...I also know the KICKR doesn't...

I know what it is...I also know the KICKR doesn't have one. I'm wondering specifically if the Direto owner experiences one.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,189
Posted By Grasschopper

Of note here though is something that I just...

Of note here though is something that I just learned this last week. The KICKR is in a league of it's own in terms of ERG mode. Just about every other trainer out there, including the much vaunted...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,189
Posted By Grasschopper

I would agree with NYC. If your budget allows it...

I would agree with NYC. If your budget allows it buy the KICKR over the Snap. Function is fantastic and you never have to worry about stuff like tire wear or inflation or roller tension. Just get...
11-03-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,557
Posted By Grasschopper

Thanks, I in fact just joined that group and have...

Thanks, I in fact just joined that group and have been looking through the posts. Was thinking I'd post something there with this same question.
11-03-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,557
Posted By Grasschopper

Question on your Direto: do you find that you...

Question on your Direto: do you find that you have to do ANY shifting to hit wattage targets in ERG mode? Specifically lower wattages? On my girlfriend's Flux she has to be in 34-28 in order to hit...
11-03-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,557
Posted By Grasschopper

Not used the Hammer or Direto...have KICKR and...

Not used the Hammer or Direto...have KICKR and just got my girlfriend a Flux. At this point I'm seriously considering returning the Flux as it does NOT do an adequate job (in my opinion) of holding...
11-02-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,125
Posted By Grasschopper

For sure it can be confusing. I'm a member of...

For sure it can be confusing. I'm a member of the Zwift Riders FB group and there is like 2-3 posts a day about setup or connection difficulty. Honestly it's the one major hurdle I see with all of...
11-01-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,125
Posted By Grasschopper

Ok Les - I have one of these and should be able...

Ok Les - I have one of these and should be able to help...but I need some more info. What are you trying to run on the Samsung Tab?

There is a known issue with Zwift Mobile Link and Android...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By Grasschopper

Yeah if gravel is in the mix and you're set on...

Yeah if gravel is in the mix and you're set on Giant you may want to look more at the Anyroad or the Revolt rather than a pure road bike. That said I have the Defy Advanced from 2012 and it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,189
Posted By Grasschopper

It comes with an 11-25 cassette that I believe is...

It comes with an 11-25 cassette that I believe is a SRAM cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,189
Posted By Grasschopper

So the 2 main changes for the 17 (thru axles and...

So the 2 main changes for the 17 (thru axles and the KICKR Climb) both could impact the free hub design. I would contact Wahoo customer service before ordering.

Back to Dreded1 Here's a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,189
Posted By Grasschopper

It's a good price assuming good condition. ...

It's a good price assuming good condition. Remember to make sure that the firmware is updated...you should be able to bring that unit up to the current one in terms of functionality that way.
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10-30-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,414
Posted By Grasschopper

See it's that sort of philosophy that keeps me...

See it's that sort of philosophy that keeps me from NOT buying the top of the line item a lot of times...like when I got the KICKR. As I said in a previous post I sold my Salsa Mukluk to fund the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,189
Posted By Grasschopper

Well...yes. Maybe not keep you from buying at...

Well...yes. Maybe not keep you from buying at that price but the design has changed a good bit.

Here's Shane Miller's unboxing of the 16 version so he will discuss changes from the original KICKR...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,189
Posted By Grasschopper

I just bought a KICKR a couple weeks ago. First...

I just bought a KICKR a couple weeks ago. First I will say you can get it from Excel and save 15% (this is what I did) plus get free shipping...you could also get the Snap there as well. I went...
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