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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

China has developed an ecosystem of interchangeable parts. While there is typically one proprietary interface (controllers communicating with displays), much of the interconnection is using simple ...
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GPX to Profile like Giro d'Italia?

Does https://veloviewer.com/ do it for you? Looks like it ties into strava.
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Where is the Shimano e-tube project light connection setting?

Shimano hides this kind of information behind its TEC site. This is for 'industry professionals', but you can register by selecting some random bike shop as your place of work, there are no checks. ...
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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

Future-proofing can be understood two ways: the user is able to replace broken components by standardized ones. spare parts will be available for the lifespan of the bike, possibly at a cost. The ...
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Is anyone able to connect Shimano Di2 SM-BCR2 to Windows inside VirtualBox on Mac OSX?

A late answer, but perhaps it helps some people. I used Vmware and not VirtualBox. However: I had to disconnect and connect the usb port in VMWare, even though Windows noticed that usb was connected ...
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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

If one wants to buy/build an ebike that is the most future proof as it can get, I would recommend to stay away of the following: Closed ecosystems Popular manufacturers of those systems are Shimano, ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

If you have an Garmin bike computer it is possible to simulate courses (planned routes) and saved rides: https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/edge530/EN-US/GUID-8826CB17-DD0D-40F9-89BB-D93C1E8534CF....
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

There's four common training software modes: Erg, where you follow a power profile, i.e. 300W of 30 sec followed by 1 min at 100... Real Life Video, where the software display a video with additional ...
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Ultimate way to communicate while riding, an offline walkie talkie app?

Have you tried talking with the people you ride with? If traffic is too noisy to understand each other, look for different routes. What is more, such busy traffic is not the time and place for chit-...
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A tool for comparing outer diameters of different tyre sizes?

One of the gotchas with doing this without measuring specific tires is that the thickness of the tire at the ground contact is variable enough to screw things up, depending on the level of accuracy ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

It looks like it's possible on Zwift using a 3rd party tool: https://whatsonzwift.com/gpx-to-zwift-workout Otherwise, Rouvy had this possibility, but removed it. With Fulgaz, you need to upload a ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

Something like that is present in Elite My-Training. Nothing fancy, but it takes the profile into consideration. I haven't used it for a couple of years so I do not remember the exact details. It has ...
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Where is the Shimano e-tube project light connection setting?

Ahem. This page was the first link I found when I googled "Shimano E-tube light". Yet important info is missing. You don't need to buy the $200 PC tool. You can access the Light On/Off ...
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GPX to Profile like Giro d'Italia?

A height profile for a past ride can be obtained from Strava: If you need a almost exact picture, with incline highlights, and selected topographic names pointed out, I think the only way to achieve ...
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Are there any alternatives to Strava?

If all your rides are already on Strava, you should have a look at veloviewer which allows you to dig into it in ways Strava doesn't. You need to pay a small subcription (£10/year) to enjoy all of ...
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Are there any alternatives to Strava?

We don't recommend products here, Mapmyride is what i and several friends use though, it's free. Does not allow exportation as far as i know. That is a lot of wants out of an app. You might be ...
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Is anyone able to connect Shimano Di2 SM-BCR2 to Windows inside VirtualBox on Mac OSX?

Using Parallels, I was able to get the system to recognize the USB connection by going to the Parallels menu, selecting Devices > Shimano BCR2, repeatedly. After about eight times (4x on/off ...
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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

I think by far the most important ability is the ability to re-cell a battery pack, since battery packs wear out even if left unused. The cells almost always are standard quality cells from for ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

I have used Ride With GPS successfully with an Elite Tuo. It did adjust the resistance according to the slope. The feature is only available for Premium subscribers, though. In my case, I use RWGPS ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

I think PerfPro Studio will do that (https://perfprostudio.com/). I just use it with basic ANT+ enabled studio bikes so my wife and I can work out at the same time to Peleton videos on the big screen ...
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Where is the Shimano e-tube project light connection setting?

I just tried this method in late November 2023, and I believe that it may no longer be viable. Once the latest updates to the motor firmware have been made the V3.4.3 E-Tube app will no longer be able ...
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Ultimate way to communicate while riding, an offline walkie talkie app?

I'm not recommending the way we did this a few days ago, but I reckon it could provide the basis for something more sensible, not for chat but for some of the important stuff. The club has a ...
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Is anyone able to connect Shimano Di2 SM-BCR2 to Windows inside VirtualBox on Mac OSX?

This is a stupid answer but you could install Windows onto a small partition on your Intel Mac using Boot Camp, and boot into this system only when necessary. Windows install cds are cheap enough and ...
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Is there any good software to track and compare rides using my own computer

I use IPbike for Android. It has strava upload in case you want it but also gives you files in sensible formats by sensible means. It's got sensor integration but I use it with only GPS. You can give ...
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What is the best web application to create cycling cue sheets for future rides

I use a Pacing Sticker for my rides. You create your own cue sheet for each ride. They ship for free world wide.
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Manage and Track Maintenance Schedules

Strava logs your rides, and you can choose from one of your pre-configured bikes. In the options, you can keep a track of when you changed a chain or tyre, and Strava will tally the distance each ...
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