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by bensonboo
1 Sep 2015, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS Profiles and Mileage Keeping
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: GPS Profiles and Mileage Keeping

Not sure on the Edge Tour but on the 200 you can download your activities to Garmin Connect and then just assign what bike to what activity, takes all of 10 seconds to do so.
by bensonboo
31 Aug 2015, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS Profiles and Mileage Keeping
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: GPS Profiles and Mileage Keeping

The Edge 200 will do this, you just need to add each bike in "Gear" in Garmin Connect and it will keep the mileage for each.
by bensonboo
31 Aug 2015, 2:55pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Floating Rotors
Replies: 10
Views: 3852

Re: Floating Rotors

They are supposedly more tolerant of the calliper being slightly "off centre" and some people say they are less prone to warping.
Equally some people say they are noisy because slight sideways play can develop in them.
If I had to err on one side... Hype.
by bensonboo
30 Aug 2015, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS for distence only?
Replies: 17
Views: 1363

Re: GPS for distence only?

The Garmin Edge 200 will do what you want and costs £79 at Halfords at present.
by bensonboo
29 Aug 2015, 4:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BMX nutcase
Replies: 1
Views: 1948

BMX nutcase

This guy is a nutcase, I wouldn't want to be there even watching him in case it went wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyA4vRbwLq0
by bensonboo
26 Aug 2015, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords Rant - Complete Spoke Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 3327

Re: Halfords Rant - Complete Spoke Failure

I'd be more concerned about the service by the LBS, If I bought a new car from a dealer and had it serviced by a local garage and afterwards found a low oil level I wouldn't be blaming the dealer...
by bensonboo
23 Aug 2015, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle geometry question
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Bicycle geometry question

I'm told it is more aerodynamically efficient.
by bensonboo
3 May 2015, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes for a tandem
Replies: 35
Views: 3049

Re: Hydraulic Brakes for a tandem

Motorcycles have engine braking,a very useful addition and something bicycles don't have,so everything is on the brakes. And as bicycles need to be light there's no heat sink either in the rotor or the calliper so the heat has to go somewhere if it can't dissipate into the air,that somewhere is the...
by bensonboo
2 May 2015, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes for a tandem
Replies: 35
Views: 3049

Re: Hydraulic Brakes for a tandem

FWIW pwa's experience is not at all unusual, even with the most expensive hydraulic brakes that are allegedly suitable for tandem use. A tandem (a loaded tandem especially) is about the same weight as a motorcycle plus rider. Look at motorcycle brakes, and then ask what miracle of engineering allow...
by bensonboo
21 Sep 2014, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we do it?
Replies: 45
Views: 4363

Re: Why do we do it?

"There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics"
by bensonboo
20 Sep 2014, 7:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we do it?
Replies: 45
Views: 4363

Re: Why do we do it?

Note I'm not advocating RLJ or other law breaking, but to let that become the debate is silly - the debate is why we let motorists kill thousands each year, not why a minority of cyclists do the same as a majority of motorists (RLJ) Majority of motorists RLJ? Utter rubbish. Nope, you find a junctio...
by bensonboo
20 Sep 2014, 10:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we do it?
Replies: 45
Views: 4363

Re: Why do we do it?

[XAP]Bob wrote:Note I'm not advocating RLJ or other law breaking, but to let that become the debate is silly - the debate is why we let motorists kill thousands each year, not why a minority of cyclists do the same as a majority of motorists (RLJ)

Majority of motorists RLJ?

Utter rubbish.
by bensonboo
12 Sep 2014, 11:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Biker's death filmed - horrific.
Replies: 81
Views: 6451

Re: Biker's death filmed - horrific.

I must confess that I have seen the video but upon viewing a second time it had much more of a profound effect upon me, the reason? The first had no sound. The fact that the rider had time to call out before impact really shook me up, I freely admit I have ridden fast bikes and have been prosecuted ...
by bensonboo
19 Aug 2014, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: From square taper to outboard bearings - DISADVANTAGES?
Replies: 99
Views: 6938

Re: From square taper to outboard bearings - DISADVANTAGES?

At the moment, and probably in my ignorance, the only square taper 22-32-44 (ish) square taper chainsets that I know of are the Spa ones. Bless them - they continue to provide a service to cyclists, as opposed to those who see us as cash cows and exploit us for their own benefit. SRAM still make th...
by bensonboo
24 May 2014, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrera Subway
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Carrera Subway

I did ask Halfords, they "weren't sure" and I couldn't check in the store, I'll check when I'm back. Cheers.