I’ve always been a footballer/runner and have only transitioned to Cycling recently after neglecting my fitness for too long. I recently got my setup to begin gaining some confidence indoors before I make the jump to outdoors hopefully at some point in the summer (alongside Zwift).
Info about setup:
- B’Twin Triban 500 SE (Budget bike to get started)
- Elite Suito-T
- 8 Speed Shimano Cassette
- New i3 laptop, Windows 10 (updated, drivers etc.)
I have a few queries which I’m hoping people will be able to provide some insight into.
1. Issues with the two highest gears:
I have worked through alignment, limiting screws and the barrel adjusters. I’ve got it to the point where the gears shift down fast and smooth, alongside the gears shifting up fast and smooth until the final two gears. No matter what I do I just can’t seem to get them to play ball. Adjusting the adjuster either way begins to ruin the smooth flow of the other gear changes from the point I’m currently at.
In the final two highest gears the sound becomes more noticable and generally feels uncomfortable to cycle in.
I have also ensured the cassette is compatible and have placed a 1.85mm spacer (which was suggested by a bike shop) given the 8, 9 and 10 speed being the same in principle.
2. Issues with Wahoo Tickr:
When connecting to my iPad the Wahoo Tickr showcases my HR without any issue for the entire ride. However, when connected to the laptop the Tickr can be found via Bluetooth and ANT+ (I’ve tried both) but often loses signal or just doesn’t display a HR reading.
I’ve removed any syncs to other apps or programs such as Wahoo’s app etc. as I’ve read online that this can sometimes conflict with the transmission.
I’d like to find a fix for this because the iPad and isn’t ideal and much prefer immersing myself in the environment when connected to a larger TV.
3. Zwift crashing
I currently use my partners laptop which is new as of two weeks ago. It has absolutely nothing on it and surpasses the requirements for Zwift. On my 2nd ride ever with this laptop (my toughest ride to date) I got a mere 450m from the finish line of my ride before my laptop crashed.
I read online that unfortunately, even over five years after inception that we do not have an option to resume a previously unfinished ride. At this current time I’m trying to build up a portfolio of rides with different aspects to begin my goal of completing monthly/bi-monthly fitness tests.
I’m wondering if anyone has experienced this and if so, do you have any fixes? Also, is there anyway to harvest the data collected during that ride? It just shows as incomplete with minimal data on the Companion app.
Thanks in advance to anyone that can shed some light on some of these queries.