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Bicycling apps for Android [closed]

I have an Android smartphone, with GPS, accelerometer, 3G internet connection, and other features that seem useful for bicycling. Are there any good bicycling apps on Android? One app per answer ...
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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

Ebikes had their origins in modular drive systems that were assembled by enthusiasts and specialty companies choosing their own motors, batteries, battery controllers, motor controllers, and displays. ...
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Software for time-trial race

I'm looking for a piece of software to conduct a local time-trial race. There will be some 50 riders: large enough to make the job of preparing race results with bare pen and paper rather hard and ...
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Finding directions for Bus + bike

Buses in my city have bike racks. In some cases, it is faster to use both the bus and your bike to get from point A to point B (the transit system here isn't too good). Google Maps is great for ...
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What is the best web application to create cycling cue sheets for future rides

I'm looking for good software to help me map out routes that I have not done before and create cue sheets and probably also printable maps. I plan to use this for my own rides, planning group rides, ...
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Howto design a route in Google Maps on the pc and navigate on the android device

I would like to do the following: Create a route in Google Maps on the PC and save it under my account Set Start and Target and let google maps create a route for my bicycle. Change the route and ...
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Is anyone able to connect Shimano Di2 SM-BCR2 to Windows inside VirtualBox on Mac OSX?

I have a Shimano Di2 with the SM-BCR2 charger. Unfortunately, Shimano's e-tube software only works with Windows. I installed it in VirtualBox virtual machine and connected the SM-BCR2 to my Apple ...
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Where is the Shimano e-tube project light connection setting?

I'm trying to install some aftermarket hardwired lights to my eBike which is running a Shimano steps e5000 drive system (bike is a Reid urban+ ebike). I've verified that the lights work and are the ...
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Manage and Track Maintenance Schedules

I'm wondering how people manage the required (and completed) maintenance for their bikes, especially when you have a couple each with completely different component sets (i.e. a road bike, a XC, a ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes? [closed]

I just purchased a smart trainer and plan on trying different apps/platforms. While i'm waiting for my smart trainer to arrive i've read some what the different apps offer. One feature that I'm ...
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What map / navigation / bike direction apps are available for the iphone for commuting / urban cycling

I'm switching from an android phone to an iphone soon. I use the google maps bike directions all the time to figure out how to get to friend's houses, restaurants, bars and navigating around a new ...
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Post race analysis of performance

So I did my first bicycle race this weekend. The watts graph was very varied, there was a lot of low watt (150-200w) and short bursts of +400w. I would like to know how many bursts there where, and ...
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maintenance schedule tracking software

Can't seem to find software to track maintenance i do / is due on bike(s). I just want to enter when i changed the chain/casette on bike A, then track how many km ive gone with it. Distance could be ...
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Is there a way to syncronize cycling activities from Movescount to Runkeeper or vice versa?

I have used Runkeeper for years to track my cycling activities with my Smart phone. Recently bought a pulse watch Suunto Ambit 2 that stores activities in the Movescount portal when the watch is ...
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GPX to Profile like Giro d'Italia? [closed]

my dream is to have a tool that generates profiles like Giro D'Italia: in which: we can add text of locations; we can add the maximum profile signal
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Ultimate way to communicate while riding, an offline walkie talkie app?

I find it super strange that there is no popular offline walkie talkie app for mobile devices. It could be really handy when you are biking with someone for a long distance! You could talk with your ...
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Multiple Bluetooth Smart sensors for bike?

I just bought a Sports Tracker Smart heart rate monitor that communicates via Bluetooth. Then I saw the cadence sensor that also measures speed and distance plus it communicates with Bluetooth Smart. ...
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Alternative Firmware for Garmin Edge 500

I'm using a Garmin Edge 500 cycle computer. For most parts I'm quite happy with it. Besides the issue of it not finding GPS from time to time there is one thing which really drives me crazy: When ...
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A tool for comparing outer diameters of different tyre sizes?

Everyone is probably aware of internet resources such as BikeInsights.com that allow the user to compare two different frames/bikes' size and geometry both visually and through raw data. I have looked ...
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Allen Coggan Table - Formula for a best fit to time frames

I'm sure lots of people are familiar with the Allen Coggan Relative Power table that then relates your 'score' to what category rider you are. My question is that given rides/segments/hill climbs are ...
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Is there any good software to track and compare rides using my own computer

I like being able to see a record of my cycling in Strava, and compare rides with previous ones, see if I'm speed up or slowing down etc. But I don't like the idea of a company creating a database of ...
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Software to evaluate *.gpx files

I record my mountain bike tours using my Android mobile. Now I want to evaluate the tours. Currently I'm using MyTourbook. This would be a great software, but it has two major drawbacks: The height is ...
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Are there any alternatives to Strava?

I have been using Strava for the last year to track my daily commutes, mountain bike rides and hikes. Unfortunatly, I have found that Strava appears to be hiding my data from me. It seems like I ...
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2D CAD library of bicycle parts [closed]

Does anybody know of a royalty-free, reasonably comprehensive source of 2D CAD files of bicycle parts? I use LibreCad so .dxf preferable, but most other formats possible. For personal use only.
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Is there an easy to use app for tracking my cycling performance? (iOS or Android) [closed]

I'm looking for an app similar to the Nike+ app but for cycling. I'm mostly concerned with distance, calories and average speed. Elevation tracking would be awesome. Does your recommendation pair with ...
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Endomondo without autopause

Suppose I saved my training on Endomondo (android) with autopause option disabled. I have my training stored and I can view it on the endomondo.com site. But I want to "simulate" autopause i.e. I ...
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