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GPS Discussion / Re: Best GPS device for cycling
« Last post by Steve_Sr on July 26, 2016, 04:00:01 pm »
Got a smart phone? Use it! Just did this with my Galaxy S4 on a 5 week 1400 mile tour.

Check out:
http://www.opencyclemap.org/
http://www.openandromaps.org/
http://www.oruxmaps.com/

Much bigger & better display than any stand-alone GPS. The gravy is that most if not all local cycle routes are already part of the base maps! And, yes, these work off line without a cell signal. Buy these guys at least a cappuccino!


Steve
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GPS Discussion / Source for USBR GPS Data?
« Last post by Steve_Sr on July 26, 2016, 03:49:31 pm »
Hello,

Does anyone know where to find GPS data for routes in the USBR system? turn-by-turn would be sufficient and POIs for services would be great!

Thanks,

Steve
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone have any TIPS on Shimano SPD pedals??
« Last post by Biketouringhobo on July 26, 2016, 02:50:51 pm »
I remember a tip that I read many, many years ago, when SPD were first introduced.....to get out, think of the motion that a smoker makes when stepping on a cigarette.  Push down, before twisting out.  That releases a bit of tension compared to what most people were used to doing with toe cages (clips).

I remember this in 1998 when I had a Mtn Bike with Shimano M545 DH SPD Pedal but I used the Shimano SH-56 multi-release cleats with a Bob Yak Trailer
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by pkeibel on July 26, 2016, 01:57:37 pm »
I love my Ortlieb mirror, no vibration great field of vision and is out of the way when I am not looking at it. Helmet and eyeglass mirrors make me go cross-eyed so I am not a fan - but that is a personal taste
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by dayjack119 on July 26, 2016, 01:15:24 pm »
Didn't know Ortlieb had mirrors.  It looks like that will work very well.
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by briwasson on July 26, 2016, 12:45:52 pm »
 How about the Otlieb mirror? Clamps on anyplace. I don't own one, but have seen them in my LBS and they look good. https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/gifts-under-30/sp/ortlieb-ultralite-bike-mirror/
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by dayjack119 on July 26, 2016, 12:43:06 pm »
I found what I was looking for in a wrist mirror and went ahead and bought the last one the seller had.  It worked very well for me on a 7,000 mile ride until I lost it.  It's called a CyFy Wristview Mirror.  You just slap it on your wrist above your watch and it wraps around snugly with no velcro or snaps.
Thanks for your submissions, guys.
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by Patco on July 26, 2016, 11:26:36 am »
Well yes, butterfly, of course. That would be a 'duh' on my part.
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone have any TIPS on Shimano SPD pedals??
« Last post by Iowagriz on July 26, 2016, 10:17:18 am »
I remember a tip that I read many, many years ago, when SPD were first introduced.....to get out, think of the motion that a smoker makes when stepping on a cigarette.  Push down, before twisting out.  That releases a bit of tension compared to what most people were used to doing with toe cages (clips).
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by driftlessregion on July 26, 2016, 09:23:14 am »
I've tried many handlebar mirrors and only Third Eye seems to have optics that I like. http://www.thirdeyemirrors.com/(09).htm. No vibration if you install it correctly.
I have it on 3 of 4 of my bikes and feel naked riding the one without it.
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