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Cycliq Fly6 CE - Rear Camera + Rear Light

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If you don't already know, Cycliq makes the Fly 6, which is a rear camera plus rear light for bicycles. I have been using it since the second generation Fly 6 came out, which is more than 3 years ago. It is so popular because it is easy to use. Turning on the rear light also turns on the rear camera, and the video recording overwrites the earliest data when the memory card is full, similar to a car camera. This removes the need to manually delete the footage on the memory card when it is full. The only time you need to remove the Fly 6 from the bike is when you need to charge it, or when you are using it on another bike.

Recently, the Fly 6 was updated again, to Fly 6 CE, which stands for Connected Edition. It can now be linked to the Garmin cycle computer, so that you can control the recording or the light modes from the computer. Not that I need it, as I don't think I need to change the mode on the go. However, what attracted me to the latest version is the upgraded video qua…

Canyon Endurace: 4iiii Precision Power Meter on Dura-Ace R9100 Crankarm

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In recent months, I decided to get a powermeter to use on my bike, in order to gauge my effort numerically. Although I can generally feel the resistance, and roughly tell whether it is a "strong headwind" or me having an off-form day, it is more accurate to have a powermeter to show the actual wattage used during the ride.

The speedometer can tell you the actual speed, but it cannot indicate how much effort is used to travel at that speed. When you are moving fast, it can be due to you pedaling hard, or it is just the benefit of having a good tailwind. On the other hand, when you feel that you are moving slowly even though you are putting in considerable effort, it can be due to tiredness or something else (such as slight uphill, slight headwind or rubbing brakes, for example).

With a powermeter, it will be easy to tell the power required to sustain a certain speed. Most people use powermeters for training purposes, so that they can gauge their effort and stick to their traini…

Canyon Endurace: Installation of Dura-Ace R9170 Components

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Finally, after taking a detailed look at each of the new Dura-Ace components, and also the Canyon Endurace frame, it is now time to install everything onto the bike!

From a bare frame, it takes quite a bit of work to assemble all of the components. The most tricky and troublesome part are the hydraulic disc brakes, which takes some time and also requires other people to help with the bleeding of the brakes.

Full Dura-Ace R9170/R9150/R9100 groupset that will be going onto the bike!
New Dura-Ace brake rotors installed onto the Reynolds Assault wheelset
Dura-Ace R9100 11 speed 11-30T cassette installed onto the rear wheel
Front hydraulic disc brake caliper with adapter
Dura-Ace bottom bracket, press fit type SM-BB92
New 11 speed chain CN-HG901. I did not reuse the stock 11 speed chain as it went onto the Dahon MuEX along with the cassette, rear derailleur and crankset.
There are no photos of the installation process, as my hands are usually working on something, or is greasy or oily. What you wi…