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by peterh11
16 Feb 2020, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres

DT swiss website https://www.dtswiss.com/en/products/rims/road/cross-road/r-500/ seems to be using the same illustration for "500" rims, both "db" - presumably disc brake - and the other one - presumably rim brake....but maybe I'm confused. The cross-section illustration (I can ...
by peterh11
16 Feb 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres

sheer laziness means that when removing a tyre, I generally (unless I know the tyre is loose enough to come off without levers) don't bother deliberately unseating the far bead when dealing with the near bead, so the problem of two beads fighting for space in a narrow rim well doesn't usually arise...
by peterh11
16 Feb 2020, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres

I'm posting here because I discovered a refinement to the excellent tips from 531Colin. Keywords: fix replace mount remount tyres stiff difficult tubeless ready compatible rim bead well (in case someone is searching) Yesterday I needed to remove and replace a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 37-622 tyre on...
by peterh11
5 Jan 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1070

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

I wouldn’t get totally fixed on TbT. I do a lot of my routes using MapOut and import the gpx and follow the crumb. Admittedly the crumb is much easier to follow using a Mega ( with mapping) but I did thousands of mile following the crumb with the Super. After my recent revisit to Lezyne mapping I t...
by peterh11
1 Jan 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1070

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Bear in mind the Mini doesn’t have a couple of things. The accelerometer being what puts it into low power mode. The Mini versions don’t have: As much battery (only 10hrs vs 24hrs), and half the storage. Also doesn’t have barometric altimeter or GLONASS. Nor do they have accelerometers. Well observ...
by peterh11
1 Jan 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1070

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Oooo - that Lezyne FAQ is useful (should've looked there before!). Also says " Why won't GPX files give me turn by turn navigation? Turn by turn navigation (TBT) is only written in TCX codes, so if you're using a GPX file it will not produce TBT. Also, it is important to note that not all TCX ...
by peterh11
1 Jan 2020, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1070

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Just for kicks, here are a couple of screenshots off the Lezyne web site. These are for when I rode the Chiltern Tourist 100 permanent audax earlier this year, (see https://www.camaudax.uk/ for this and other routes - great site). Sorry the quality is not great but if you click on the images they ex...
by peterh11
1 Jan 2020, 8:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1070

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Hi, I can’t agree with you there NA. I’ve never ever used the pause option. eg this ride would have been a lot less than ten if it included an hour and half in the cafe. 61F238A4-5FE2-4647-BD39-F241DE9A2DAA.png You may well be correct. I have not had a chance to try out new software, and added thin...
by peterh11
1 Jan 2020, 7:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1070

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Are there any cy ling stand alone GPS units? Like say a car GPS where you can input start and destination and it will direct you. The pc / phone to GPS seems a bit of a fiddle. Perhaps I should get a high phone capacity and use that however large batteries are usually large screened which is a larg...
by peterh11
31 Dec 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1070

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Fantastic - thanks for taking the time to do the test, Paulatic. (Sorry for slow reply - been offline at the outlaws for a few days.) To NA: The manual tells us functionality is same across the Micro, Mini, Macro & Super. Also, I can't see the TbT software being any different in the XL, and Pau...
by peterh11
28 Dec 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1070

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Report back I made a route with phone sent it to device. Left phone in shed and followed a perfect TbT route complete with all advanced warnings. even telling me I was off route at the end. To qualify this was with a MegaXL but I’m certain I did it with the Super too. One advancement is the Mega pr...
by peterh11
28 Dec 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleats shoes pedals where to start ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1876

Re: Cleats shoes pedals where to start ?

Well followed the advice of most and bought the m520 pedals and a pair of cheap spd shoes that fit surprisingly well. Set the pedals to their slackest setting and clipped in and out a couple o times supporting myself against the wall. Then set off down the road ( lights on of course it was pitch da...
by peterh11
28 Dec 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: In search of magical winter chain lube
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: In search of magical winter chain lube

It would be helpful if you can describe your current gearing and chain, also how often you clean down the drivetrain and what with. This does sound extreme, the chain life seems very short even for the conditions you describe. Have you considered going in a different direction? The previous poster m...
by peterh11
25 Dec 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleats shoes pedals where to start ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1876

Re: Cleats shoes pedals where to start ?

Lots of good information here! I agree that the normal (non-multi-directional) cleats are the way to go, as long as you loosen the mechanism on the pedals off and lubricate with a little light lube so that you can easily release your foot with a flick of the ankle outwards. Also, observe how your kn...
by peterh11
24 Dec 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1373

Re: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike

It’s worth considering the intended use of it. I have one with the low 6 speed gearing, rear rack and dynamo lights. This makes it quite heavy but I rarely carry it more than a few yards so I’m pleased with the trade off, as I can ride it up a fairly steep hill. If you are a strong rider or only exp...