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Rod_Munch

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Jul 2020
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    I have a ratty singlespeed (size small, but I ride a 54 in proper bikes) in North London. You will probably find something better in the meantime but ping me if you are still stuck without one nearer the time..

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    Haha..

    Incidentally, has anyone else tried this...?

    https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/e5333­1b6-55db-475a-99e9-3f567327e7ce
    http://www.shmo.de/EveryTile/

    .. it's super basic but it does track your progress into tiles accurately. The only problem is I'm unable to add my KML file as my home coordinates are considered 'invalid' despite being input correctly. This means I start every ride with a blank canvas of tiles which limits its usefulness somewhat. The developer thinks it must be a mac specific Garmin Express issue but I'm curious if anyone else can get it to work (as it won't work via my mobile either)?

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    I'll try..

    Install the plugin in Chrome from here..

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detai­l/veloviewer-strava-plugin/kdgpnlmocdpec­kamipkkdblnfcpkgbno

    Make sure you are logged into Strava and VV, then you should see this option in the Builder...

    The plain tiles are those I haven't visited yet - and they turn yellow to indicate that your selected route will 'bag' them..

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    You know they've fixed it so it works again in the latest version?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Remind me again who owns the ANT+ protocol?

    Ah yes good point. Well, I did start by saying I knew nothing about it! It's hardly the only part of the internet suggesting that though, including Wahoo reviews (despite the acceptance that BT is better technically, as you said). I will have to try it again myself (I don't think it was even a valid option when I first attempted it)..

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    I know nothing about this, and do still get an average of one 1sec drop per hour using my £9 ANT+ dongle that's stuck to my downtube (dunno if that's good or bad?) - but FWIW this is what I read from Garmin when I was looking into it..

    https://forums.garmin.com/sports-fitness­/cycling/f/edge-830/166164/connecting-yo­ur-sensors-best-practices

    Garmin recommends always using the ANT+ connection on a sensor if it is available with your Garmin device. The profiles are more mature, often have more features, and there are no customer facing benefits to using the BLE connection unless that is the only option for the sensor to be connected. We are continuing to make improvements to prioritize ANT+ connections in the sensor search UI (User Interface) to better support customers in making this choice.

    In-short, unless there is a good reason to pair over BLE such as data content or signal strength then the recommendation is to pair over ANT.

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    Enigma initially agreed to try to repair a similar crack for me, but when they saw the pic they quickly changed their minds. IIRC someone else had already said no too (it was years ago) - in the end I gave the frame to @le_corbeau who I think planned to get it repaired in France..

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    LOL, in fairness I live 2mins away and still struggled to work out which road/way it was!

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    Are the rollers supposed to be supported (I think there are only 4 that are - the rest need a PM)?

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    I'm probably comparing rotten apples with putrid oranges (and I don't know my wattage from my frottage) but, FWIW, I've now ridden the 7 day free trial with my Garmin* running too and ended up with..

    Garmin 164.1miles @ 20.1mph
    Zwift 167.8miles @ 20.5mph

    ... BUT I think that only happened to be close because I targeted 4 hilly rides as the speeds seemed so crazy on the flat ones - and the extra mileage from those got reclaimed in the hills. Needless to say, I've never ridden the perfect bike, in the perfect position, on perfect roads, in a skinsuit, with a boatload of drafting either (and I guess the algo has to accommodate those guys too) so I don't know what sort of theoretical advantage you'd expect from that, but I suppose this is how they convince people to drop on £1000 proper trainers to find out.. sigh.

    *I have no idea if the Garmin x myTurbo is even slightly accurate either but I at least know it makes me want to puke if I go much faster than that ^ (and in that respect it's just like real life.. sob..)

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