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by Trigger
28 Jul 2014, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why wireless?
Replies: 59
Views: 3633

Re: Why wireless?

A Garmin 200 doesn't have mapping, so if you want that you'll need something better and more expensive like an 800 or a Garmin Touring. But if you just want to display speed, distance, ave speed etc and record your rides, then a 200 will do all that. RRP is £99 but you can get them cheaper. Comes w...
by Trigger
24 Jul 2014, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: no nonsense heavy duty degreaser from screwfix
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: no nonsense heavy duty degreaser from screwfix

foxychick wrote:Trigger can you buy this local in the shops?


Not sure, I've never seen it. I suppose you could get lucky and live near one of the internet sellers, I order it online.
by Trigger
23 Jul 2014, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Strava - good or bad?
Replies: 47
Views: 3431

Re: Strava - good or bad?

I've no interest in it, not really anything I'm bothered about. I can test myself quite easily if I want to see how I've progressed without messing around with Strava.
by Trigger
23 Jul 2014, 12:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: no nonsense heavy duty degreaser from screwfix
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: no nonsense heavy duty degreaser from screwfix

I use this stuff: http://www.clean4less.co.uk/viro-sol-citrus-based-cleaner-degreaser-5l.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwl7ieBRCK2rCtqcCS7jESJACZKQFK3b57_-y6yePV2IOQXr8SNYXBFyR9wJ1a-YdCngdGexoCGtPw_wcB In neat form it's awesome on chains and the like, but it also makes a great APC when diluted 50/50 and kept in ...
by Trigger
23 Jul 2014, 12:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning titanium
Replies: 45
Views: 4371

Re: Cleaning titanium

Colin_P wrote:As you can see I was in the process of building the bike back up, the blocks were 'just' on, no cable and not sorted when that picture was taken :wink:

The picture was to demonstrate what can be achieved with a basic polishing kit.


Pffft, facts schmacts. Internet pedants care not for your facts.
by Trigger
20 Jul 2014, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weight Loss Plateau
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Weight Loss Plateau

“Calorie counting” works for everyone. The reasons why many people say it doesn’t is because they over estimate ‘calories in’ and under estimate ‘calories out’. Precisely, its what all diets are based on. So if you are stuck, count calories religiously and accurately and the weight loss will recomm...
by Trigger
19 Jul 2014, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: REAR oln measurements?
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: REAR oln measurements?

Did the bolt holding the stays just drop out when removed or was it a tight fit? My instinct tells me it was sold this way and the seller put in a 130mm axle to hold it open.
by Trigger
18 Jul 2014, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are many anti TDF on here?
Replies: 58
Views: 3491

Re: Why are many anti TDF on here?

I don't see any anti TDF posts on here. I do know cyclists who aren't interested in cycle racing though, and the main reason I usually hear is that they don't understand how it all works, all the different jerseys, why the guy crossing the line at the end of the stage isn't in the lead, etc etc.. Bu...
by Trigger
18 Jul 2014, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weight Loss Plateau
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Weight Loss Plateau

Hi, If you are impatient then the results could make this a problem that comes back later on. I aimed for 76 kgs from over 90, and I got there eventually in three years or so. After ending any spread on my toast, which may well account for 20% of fat intake, I now just have one slice for breakfast ...
by Trigger
14 Jul 2014, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Muscle groups
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Muscle groups

Read Steve Hogg on calf muscles..... http://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bikefit/2011/04/power-to-the-pedal-cleat-position/ Could be No.2 on his list Colin, I have moved my cleats to where I think they're under the ball of my foot, but I may have moved them a touch too far forward. Will try moving ...
by Trigger
14 Jul 2014, 9:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Muscle groups
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Muscle groups

I've noticed that since I've had my saddle in what feels like a really good position, that my calves feel like they're doing the lion's share of the work.

I was wondering what proportion of the work should be done by which muscle groups when you're in the correct position?
by Trigger
12 Jul 2014, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powder coat
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Re: Powder coat

So if I strip the paint from the worst areas, treat it with Jenolite and then send it for the blast+p/c do we think that would be a reasonable solution? I've no idea how the Jenolite works, once it's been applied is it something that needs to stay on under the paint or will it be alright after blast...
by Trigger
11 Jul 2014, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powder coat
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Re: Powder coat

In order to powdercoat, the frame has to be shotblasted, therefore any primer or treatment you give it will be blasted clean away. I was on about treating it after the blasting, Mick, I know how it works, this will be my third bike done. I may just risk it, the rust isn't too bad, it's just there w...
by Trigger
10 Jul 2014, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powder coat
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Powder coat

I have a frame I'm going to have blasted and powder coated, but unlike previous frames I've had done this one has quite a bit of surface rust where paint has worn off over the years. To prevent this from bubbling up under the fresh paint in a year or so I was thinking of treating it with Jenolite af...
by Trigger
5 Jul 2014, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How thin is too thin?
Replies: 43
Views: 4815

Re: How thin is too thin?

I've lost two stone in three months, if it keeps coming off like this (which I doubt, I expect to plateau at some point) then I may make a decent weight sooner than expected. I don't think I need to worry about "how thin is too thin" the words "too thin" have never been spoken ab...