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by IanH
10 Aug 2020, 5:23pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

Third party insurance has been mentioned a few times in this debate. FWIW, I've checked my own Home Insurance Policy and it includes the following statement: Occupiers and Personal liability – up to £2,000,000 to cover your legal liability for injury caused to a third party or their property; Is thi...
by IanH
6 Jul 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advise on Garmin or similar
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: Advise on Garmin or similar

I recently bought a Garmin Edge 530 and it's taken a few weeks to learn how to use it! I've read the instruction booklet and viewed the on-line videos and I feel happy to recommend it, even to technophobes. I used to use my Smartphone with OS maps but I wasn't happy with it on my handlebar and conse...
by IanH
30 Mar 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Embarrassing confessions
Replies: 58
Views: 2778

Re: Embarrassing confessions

Hi Devondamo.
It was a humble brag, and, yes, I was dead chuffed!
Ian.
by IanH
30 Mar 2020, 4:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Embarrassing confessions
Replies: 58
Views: 2778

Embarrassing confessions

Hi Folks, Thought I'd go for it this morning on Ford Street, Wellington. Got to the summit (new PB!) and realised I was still on my large (50T) chainwheel! I was reminded of my youth (1968-ish) when my bike had only 3 Benelux Derailleur gears and we managed a YHA tour of the SW starting from Cardiff...
by IanH
23 Dec 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carbon forks on my Croix de Fer
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: Carbon forks on my Croix de Fer

I'm really grateful for these replies, and they've confirmed my feeling that it's not worthwhile.
When the weather's bad I mope around wondering how my ride could be improved. The weather's been good today - I've had a good 3 hours on my bike and all's well with the World!
by IanH
22 Dec 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carbon forks on my Croix de Fer
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Carbon forks on my Croix de Fer

Dear All, I’m considering buying carbon forks for my steel 2017 Genesis Croix-de-Fer 20 - https://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bike/cgr1-carbon-fork However they’re not cheap (£349 plus fitting) and I wonder if this would be worthwhile? My rides are mostly day trips on Exmoor, the Blackdown Hills and the ...
by IanH
21 Mar 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 5135

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

Hi All, I'm a Strava User, mainly using it to keep a record of my rides. Strava Support offer the following advice: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216918437-Exporting-your-Data-and-Bulk-Export This can be used if you decide to close your Strava Account, or if you're worried that your d...
by IanH
23 Jan 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Seven ways to lower your heart age
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: Seven ways to lower your heart age

I don't detect a hidden agenda in the TomTom FAQs. The following has been copied from their support page at https://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25288 Fitness Points are gained based on the following: • Your current fitness level ie. your Fitness Age and VO2max. • The intensity and ...
by IanH
23 Jan 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Seven ways to lower your heart age
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: Seven ways to lower your heart age

Park Runs are an excellent training aid and my personal experience is that running is probably better for my health than cycling. My Tom-Tom Sports App gives me "fitness points" for any specific activity. If I complete a 5 km run in 25/30 minutes I will gain about 1,000 fitness points and ...
by IanH
17 Jan 2018, 9:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Modifying a 2015 Croix de Fer for touring
Replies: 17
Views: 1583

Re: Modifying a 2015 Croix de Fer for touring

Hi gloomyandy. Thanks for yr response. I think you're right about my LBS, but they've given me an excellent service for many years. I'm torn about the gears. 34/34 is indeed quite low and there aren't many hills that I can't manage. I live in Wellington, Somerset, so I go south into the Blackdown Hi...
by IanH
16 Jan 2018, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Modifying a 2015 Croix de Fer for touring
Replies: 17
Views: 1583

Re: Modifying a 2015 Croix de Fer for touring

Dear All, I have a 2017 Croix de Fer 20 with the standard Tiagra 4700 34/50 chainset and 34 teeth rear cassette. When I asked about lower gearing in my LBS, I was advised there was no facility to fit smaller chain rings, although a 36 tooth rear cassette could be fitted. They advised that I could up...
by IanH
6 Mar 2017, 9:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: IAM Forum demise
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: IAM Forum demise

We're hooked, Alan. PLEASE ask your question!
by IanH
6 Mar 2017, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike in the Car?
Replies: 26
Views: 3298

Re: Bike in the Car?

Thanks for all the replies! I'm not keen on the "tow bar cycle rack" or the "car roof cycle rack" so there's still some research required. Now diesel, or petrol? But that's another topic...
by IanH
3 Mar 2017, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike in the Car?
Replies: 26
Views: 3298

Re: Bike in the Car?

Vertical stowage means there's still room for luggage and a passenger. It's a tidy, secure arrangement, with no rattling around! Ford even produce a dedicated cycle carrier to hold the bike in position, but I used an elastic strap.
by IanH
3 Mar 2017, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike in the Car?
Replies: 26
Views: 3298

Bike in the Car?

Dear All, I used to carry my bike in a Ford C-Max. Once a rear seat of the car and the bicycle front wheel had been removed, the bike could be transported vertically, with the handlebars close to the drivers seat. Does anyone know of any medium size current cars, other than the C-Max, in which a rea...