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Aug
31
comment Where to buy 2005 Shimano 105/Ultegra brifter hoods?
I contacted Shimano directly. They say these parts are no longer available. That's not very nice--the groupset is ten years old which seems like a perfect time to be selling spares for it, and it's not like we're talking about some low-end parts here.
Aug
9
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
@Kibbee: yes that's the problem: the three modes are all variants of cycling on the Edge Touring. :(
Aug
8
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
@Kibbee: Yes, I know how to get "Cycling" directions, as explained in the question. My issue is that the Edge Touring cannot do car-style navigation, that is, suitable for driving. And in fact, the "Cycling" directions on Garmin devices are often worse for road biking than the driving ones were on the non-"Touring" models. It's not that I don't know how to use the device, it's that Garmin failed to advertise its (lack of) capabilities.
Aug
8
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
You gave me an idea: I could try disabling all the maps in the device then doing straight-line routing. Unfortunately that's a minority use case--the more important one for me is car-style routing. And yes, I could probably hack up some OSM data...somehow...but I actually use Garmin's own City Navigator maps for my region. In any case, thank you for elaborating on these ideas which maybe some enterprising person will find practical. The Edge Touring does support multiple maps on the micro-SD card--one of the few things it does better than the Edge 605 is support cards over 2 GB. :)
Aug
8
accepted Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
Aug
8
answered Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
Aug
3
comment Where to buy 2005 Shimano 105/Ultegra brifter hoods?
CA-5500 seems to be the part number for the entire brifter. But searching for that brings up the parts list: bike.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/ev/bikecomponents/… which shows "Y-6B9 98090" as the part number for the pair of hoods. Sadly I live in a place with not a whole lot of well-stocked bike shops, but I'll try contacting Shimano. Thanks.
Jul
17
comment Where to buy 2005 Shimano 105/Ultegra brifter hoods?
The Tiagra hoods are not compatible unfortunately. 105 and Ultegra back then were pretty much the same, but Tiagra has a different shape. I could buy the entire shifters, but that seems wasteful--the 105 levers are no worse than anything I'd replace them with.
Jul
16
asked Where to buy 2005 Shimano 105/Ultegra brifter hoods?
Jul
2
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
This doesn't answer my question, which is how to use the Edge Touring to do car-style routing. Your quote is largely about round-trip routing which obviously most people don't use in a car. :) Thanks anyway.
Jun
26
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Jun
21
comment Difficulty & Value of replacing suspension forks w disk brakes (for Touring)
@jon: OK, I think I get it. I would say definitely do not spend money on a replacement fork for a second-hand bike before you start touring. As I mentioned in a comment on your other question, I personally met a guy who rode from Spain to Singapore with front suspension with panniers mounted and it was no problem. I doubt your tour is going to be any longer than that, so you should be all right! And the main thing is to get out and ride, don't worry too much about little things like "is it bad that my fork has suspension?" Just set the suspension knobs to "hard" to avoid undue bobbing.
Jun
21
comment Difficulty & Value of replacing suspension forks w disk brakes (for Touring)
@jon: What do you hope to gain by switching from a fork with suspension to one without? It's hard for us to guess what to recommend without knowing your thoughts on this and intended uses.
Jun
21
comment Can you attach front panniers to shocks?
Indeed. I met someone on the road who had cycled from Spain to Singapore with something like this. It seemed to be working fine.
Jun
15
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
@PeteH: Yeah, I sort of buried the question in the middle. Here it is for emphasis: I can't figure out how to get decent driving directions on the Edge Touring. Is it even possible? If it's not possible on the Edge Touring, what about on the Edge 800, 810, or 1000? The reason the question is more than just "Can I do this" is partly because I know (1) the Edge 605/705 could do it, and (2) it makes sense if the US cycling-specific maps included with the device don't support driving, but I'm using City Navigator extra maps which are proven to support driving.
Jun
15
asked Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
Mar
12
comment SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment
Well, after taking it to the new LBS as described in this answer, three months later it was throwing the chain off again. We're talking less than 1000 km of riding here, and not very many front shifts at all. After a half-dozen phone calls I got SRAM to agree to authorize the LBS to replace the FD under warranty. Still waiting for the part to arrive. I hope it works better than the last one.
Feb
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Sep
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Sep
18
accepted SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment