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Garmin Connect

Posted: Yesterday at 08:44
E mmy wrote (see)
TheEngineer wrote (see)
Effing Madness wrote (see)

My 910XT has packed up reading altitude at all, one of my usual run routes that has around 150m of ascent on it, is now pancake flat!  I suspect the Altimeter has failed though rather than the satellites!

Take a toothbrush and some soapy water to these holes:

http://i59.tinypic.com/2hqs7js.jpg


 Salt and sweat block them up - this is a known issue.

You sound like my vendor...

You're a known issue.

Garmin Connect

Posted: Yesterday at 08:44
FerrousTom wrote (see)

Also once cleaned, do this:

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7Bbb244c00-ad60-11e2-4124-000000000000%7D

I did it and it fixed mine.

Top tip, if you don't know the elevation where you live, you can go to Everest, which is widely known to be 8848m tall.

Thank me later

Garmin Connect

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:02
Effing Madness wrote (see)

My 910XT has packed up reading altitude at all, one of my usual run routes that has around 150m of ascent on it, is now pancake flat!  I suspect the Altimeter has failed though rather than the satellites!

Take a toothbrush and some soapy water to these holes:

http://i59.tinypic.com/2hqs7js.jpg

 Salt and sweat block them up - this is a known issue.

Ironman South Africa

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 11:53

Top work. 

Garmin Connect

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 11:28

Garmin Connect and watch software are two different things. Connect has been crap for quite some time. They have a status page ( https://connect.garmin.com/en-US/status) which is sadly in my most visited pages. Sync to other platforms is regularly down - for me this means no push of activities to TrainingPeaks or Strava. Activity uploads are frequently buggy and this can cause failures on the part of Garmin Express (the client on your computer) or direct upload from more modern devices.

wheels for a fat lad

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 11:25

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=wheelbuilder+uk&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-gbGB555GB555&oq=wheelbuilder+uk&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3551j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

 

Get 'em built up to your own spec. If you want the best, get Ambrosio rims on Chris King hubs. 

Aero is just as important - you're riding for longer

TT Bike

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 10:01
SgtLard wrote (see)

doesn't everyone badge cheap carbon

TheEngineer wrote (see)

Planet X are very good at sourcing cheap carbon from China and badging it up... but it's still cheap carbon. 

 

so where to source not cheap carbon ?

 

Toray.

But my point isn't about the price per m2 of fibre or even per litre of resin. It's about who takes ownership of the design (and verification thereof) of a frame. This relates to claims of aerodynamics yes, but more fundamentally to the CFD and stress analysis of the composite shape, the inputs to carbon fibre layup (because carbon fibre is inhomogenous as a structure).

From a manufacture perspective, how is quality controlled? What controls are in place to ensure the rigorous design is enacted on the shop floor?

 

Planet X's "new TT prototype", in this article "Completely unridden since its arrival from Italy some weeks before"...

http://www.planetx.co.uk/news/teams-and-riders/q/date/2014/03/14/back-on-the-cuckney-10

Funny... looks mighty like this open mold model from Hong Fu....

http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_products/2013-new-Time-Trail-Frame-273.html

This is the same reason their Stealth was "ridden by Cadel Evans at the Tour de France"..... because Ridley who sponsored the team didn't HAVE a TT, so badged up an open mould 

I have made this point before, and I won't labour it much further. But so many "new" bike companies aren't actually adding any value to the process. They're painting off-the-shelf frames, the provenance of which you cannot always see. So much so when I pointed this out on twitter, I had abusive messages from the owner of Azione Bikes (David Anderson). Probably because the Falce TT (http://www.azione.cc/collection/falce-triathlon-tt/) will look a little familiar if you've clicked the other links in my post....

For me, they're an unhappy medium between buying a frame from the company that designs and controls the process, and rolling the dice with an ebay frame from the same level of supplier as PX, Azione, Stevens (http://www.stevensbikes.de/2015/index.php?bik_id=236&cou=DE&lang=en_US) etc etc

I'm not saying any of the above are inherently bad bikes. They're just nice paint jobs.

New bike for Iornman. Ribble, Planet X etc?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 10:11
cougie wrote (see)
OK well heavier than The same amount of money spent on climbing wheels.

It was the "won't help on hills" bit. Lighter wheels not necessarily faster, even uphill. And most hills have an up and a down. Except ADH tri....

New bike for Iornman. Ribble, Planet X etc?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 22:43
cougie wrote (see)
50mm deep wheels won't help on the hills - they'll be heavier.

Bollocks alert

TT Bike

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 08:57
Nicco wrote (see)

TE - is that the same cheap Chinese carbon that was 4 minutes faster than you on the bike at Outlaw last year???  

 

FWIW - and I don't pretend to be an expert at all, I've got an Exocet 2 and the day I feel the bike is the limiting factor I'll be a very happy man. I would say the own brand aerobar / extension set up isn't the best and I've replaced those as well as added a quarq and a Cobb saddle, but I would have had those last two on any bike I bought. Otherwise it's as PX intended. 

 

I've always found PX customer service pretty good, better than my LBS anyway.... Like most places it seems to depend who you talk to. For a largely web based company their email based comms maybe aren't the best

 

 

Doesn't matter at all - that's a question of engine. But there's no prizes in T2...  

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