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by rmurphy195
11 Dec 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sigma BC1609 broke
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Sigma BC1609 broke

You might struggle, lots of bike shops around here reckon the cycle computer has gone the way of the dodo My middle name - Dodo that is, if I had one that is. The surviving bike shops that I know of go for high-end stuff, so you're right I probably won't have much luck but that's where I'll look fi...
by rmurphy195
11 Dec 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sigma BC1609 broke
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Sigma BC1609 broke

You might struggle, lots of bike shops around here reckon the cycle computer has gone the way of the dodo My middle name - Dodo that is, if I had one that is. The surviving bike shops that I know of go for high-end stuff, so you're right I probably won't have much luck but that's where I'll look fi...
by rmurphy195
11 Dec 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone to use with google maps
Replies: 41
Views: 818

Re: Smartphone to use with google maps

Personally, I'm with Cotswolds on this one, use a sepearate navigation device. The reason is simple, - as Cotswolds says,. the battery in the phone takes a hammering, which means that when you need the phone in a hurry, maybe in a emergency, it isn't available! Plus an Etrex is liley to be more ribu...
by rmurphy195
9 Dec 2019, 11:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sigma BC1609 broke
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Sigma BC1609 broke

I've got a new boxed Sigma 9.16 if it might be of interest, I have mine fitted onto my stem using a band plus sticky pad to the base mount, the one i have fitted on my audax bike doesn't come off despite best attempts to dislodge it after 3-4 bike falling over incidents :roll: I bought a couple for...
by rmurphy195
8 Dec 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sigma BC1609 broke
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Sigma BC1609 broke

Fell off during a storm this morning and appears terminally damaged. By the time I relaised it had gone and turned back to find it, it had succumbed to traffic going in and out of Packwood's car park! A suitable replacement anyone? Thanks - Richard PS needs to be mountable on stem, not handlebars, s...
by rmurphy195
7 Dec 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

You may want to chek the width of the saddle rails, esp if you have a brooks saddle - mine have quite a wide spacing between the rails!
by rmurphy195
6 Dec 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Large Bright Jacket
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Large Bright Jacket

I have one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountain-Warehouse-Adrenaline-Visibility-Jacket/dp/B007WRHIAE/ref=asc_df_B007WRHIAE/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310552789112&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16139409201891386957&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&h...
by rmurphy195
6 Dec 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old inner tubes, or just get new to cut up?
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Old inner tubes, or just get new to cut up?

Thanks, as usual, including the point that my proposed solution may not be the best one. I am reluctant to use Gaffer Tape because I may want to remove the padding at some point, or only fit it when I want to use the flask/bottle. Cleaning all the residual sticky off isn't always easy. I may have a...
by rmurphy195
29 Nov 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New front lights
Replies: 27
Views: 1058

Re: New front lights

Who remembers these? :) https://i.imgur.com/vhA135g.jpg The "D" cells those take don't even fit in the charger I have got these days and it charges many different sizes. I do - apart from the weight and the battery-eating capability of the filament bulb, I do remember the nice, big reflec...
by rmurphy195
29 Nov 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?
Replies: 28
Views: 899

Re: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?

In my new "town" - Wythall, I've cycled and/or ridden every road since we moved in earlier this year.

In my old town - Birmingham - I'd never manage it in a month of Sundays!
by rmurphy195
29 Nov 2019, 11:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?

The web site describes it as a battery charger, not as something to power lights, and emphasises using a battery rather than a direct connection
by rmurphy195
26 Nov 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 725
Views: 125447

Re: A positive thread

Anyone else also feel a slight sense of relief when you get back from a ride in one piece, especially at this time of year? :D Yup, don't like leaves, don't like floods, especially don't like flooded roads with leaves (and mud) all mixed up in it. Nice to get back to a nice warm fire and hot tea. :D
by rmurphy195
18 Nov 2019, 12:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters : Cyclists take a stand
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Smart meters : Cyclists take a stand

Back to smart meters - British Gas fitted one for me, and they still haven't been able to get it to talk to theier "base", or my little display panel (which works perfectly well with the one Npower installed a few weeks earlier. This was back in April! Meanwhile I still have to go out to t...
by rmurphy195
17 Nov 2019, 11:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 725
Views: 125447

Re: A positive thread

I have just pressed the button for a new Spa Titanium Touring F&F to replace my Thorn Club Tour, which has been bothering me with a few age related issues for a couple of years now. Things stuck in it (BB and seat post) which I could probably get out eventually, but I've been there before and f...
by rmurphy195
17 Nov 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it
Replies: 24
Views: 1311

Re: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it

Bear in mind the salary sacrifice - no free lunch here. Unless of course you are a higher paid tax payer then maybe 10-30%. Not sure how you work this out - When I utilised the Salary Sacrifice scheme with my employer, this meant the, effectively, you reduced your salary by a given amount to pay fo...