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Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
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I haven't seen much discussion in awhile on the current state of GPS units and am soliciting opinions.I'm mostly concerned with navigation, not all the performance metrics of which these things are…Continue

Tags: MTB, Project, Mapmyride, RidewithGPS, Garmin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirke Jul 26.

Knickerbakken will be at 2017 Chicago Winter bike swap. Buy my flatfolio™!
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Hey Chainlinkers!  Just reminding everyone that tomorrow is the 2017 Winter bike swap at Jak’s Tap (info on Events page).  I will be there selling my Knickerbakken flatfolio™, a stylishly ingenious…Continue

Tags: gift, flatfolio, knickerbakken

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Feb 5, 2017.

Knickerbakken cell phone holsters for sale locally Wed eves at Revolution Brewery
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Hey Chainlinkers,I made a lot of my cell phone holsters for the Winter bike swap and still have a bunch left over.  They'll soon be going to a few local shops (where they'll probably be more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirke Feb 26, 2014.

Anyone with a table at the winter bike swap need a third, or want to go in on a halfsie?

I don't seem to be getting a response on the event page so trying here.  I would like to represent my little phone case business at the Winter bike swap and meet some cool people, but it is very…Continue

Tags: 2014, swap, bike, Winter, Chicago

Started Jan 25, 2014

 

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Dirke replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"Meanwhile... rather than blame state government and speed-shame a female reporter on his $10K plastic bike, the little village of Lincolnwood held to its schedule and opened the Touhy Ave bridge to the public last weekend, constructed start to…"
Oct 22
Dirke replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"Meanwhile... somehow, the little village of Lincolnwood, within the span of 2 years, has expanded the Skokie Valley trail from Devon north to Dempster, AND is seemingly about to open this bridge crossing Touhy (the concrete wasn't poured on…"
Oct 1
Dirke replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"Again, thanks everyone for your interest and contributions. I had great success last weekend in riding in the "Driftless" area west of Freeport, utilizing my cellphone without a dedicated GPS unit, free web services, and an overly-prepared…"
Jul 26
David Barish replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"There is no membership but I did buy a watch which was not cheap. Anybody can use the software but only a Suunto watch would sync with it.  I create routes on Movescount and upload them to the watch.  It does not talk to me but I  see…"
Jul 23
Filka Bean replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"Hey Dirke, thanks for staring this thread and for the report(s). I am in the wotk-it-out-on-paper-ahead-of-time camp but am always happy to be pointed towards other tips and resources!"
Jul 22
Dirke replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"Thanks for the responses guys.  What I was ultimately looking for was kind of answered which is that the current state of dedicated devices still does not seem to measure up to our cell phones in navigational use.  I'm still unsure as…"
Jul 20
David Barish replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"I  have found DC Rainmaker  to be a  reliable source for reviewing and  comparing these  products.  I  bought a  Suunto Ambit 2 watch in 2015 and it  was great for plotting  routes via the website,…"
Jul 12
Elwood Gruschow replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"I basically agree with Tricolor. Notice in his reply he does not even mention dedicated GPS units. It is all cell phones and possible paper back-up. I use the word iPhone to specify my experience with specific models. You could probably substitute…"
Jul 11
Tricolor replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"Look at the areas with Google maps while you have a connection and it'll remember the area while you're there. I use this feature at rallies in some remote parts of Missouri and Michigan where 2M radio communication is a challenge, let…"
Jul 11
Dirke posted a discussion

Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018

I haven't seen much discussion in awhile on the current state of GPS units and am soliciting opinions.I'm mostly concerned with navigation, not all the performance metrics of which these things are capable.Referencing DC Rainmaker, the best of the lot in price/performance, according to him, is between the Garmin Edge 520 vs. the Wahoo Element Bolt, with the caveats of the recently announced Garmin Edge Explore hitting the same $250 price point when it releases in the fall and the Kickstarted…See More
Jul 10
Dirke replied to Bret Miedema's discussion Indiana to Chicago route.
"Maybe I'm dim but I've read through here a few times as well as the Reader article and I'm still not 100% clear. Is it actually bike path all the way to 3 Floyd's from the state border? Just to clear up any questions, could…"
Jun 27
Dirke replied to dav's discussion 4 Flats in 4 Months. Facebook group advice is useless. I want your advice.
"I use Mr. Tuffy tire liners with cheap, non-fancy tires on all my street riding bikes.  Some people say Mr. Tuffys create more problems than they solve.  I don't buy that but will concede that I occasionally get micro holes (the kind…"
Feb 2
Chris Dryjanski and Dirke are now friends
Oct 27, 2017
Barry replied to Dirke's discussion Knickerbakken will be at 2017 Chicago Winter bike swap. Buy my flatfolio™!
"so cool!"
Feb 5, 2017
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Dirke's discussion Knickerbakken will be at 2017 Chicago Winter bike swap. Buy my flatfolio™!
"Looks great! How much?"
Feb 3, 2017
Dirke posted a discussion

Knickerbakken will be at 2017 Chicago Winter bike swap. Buy my flatfolio™!

Hey Chainlinkers!  Just reminding everyone that tomorrow is the 2017 Winter bike swap at Jak’s Tap (info on Events page).  I will be there selling my Knickerbakken flatfolio™, a stylishly ingenious way to carry everything you need to fix a flat for any style bike (quick release or bolt-on axle).  If you’re like me and have several different bags you use for your commute/recreational ride, you can quickly toss the flatfolio™ from one bag to the other, never forgetting anything necessary.  No…See More
Feb 3, 2017

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cyclocross
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
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inertia
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