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by De Sisti
9 Jul 2020, 7:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin battery life extension
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Garmin battery life extension

mattsccm wrote:Quite possibly my charging regime doesn't help as it is also used for daily commuting ,

I would have thought that you would have committed your daily commute to memory by now?
by De Sisti
8 Jul 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a cycle camera ( update : Garmin VIRB 30 ultra FAILED )
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: Recommend a cycle camera ( update : Garmin VIRB 30 ultra FAILED )

When my GoPro Hero died last I replaced it with this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078MFZRH9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The results not quite GoPro but far better VFM and the mounts are compatible. Does about 1hr40 per battery (2 are supplied) and can be externally p...
by De Sisti
4 Jul 2020, 9:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: campag shifters shimano gears
Replies: 31
Views: 685

Re: campag shifters shimano gears

Campag 10s ergo levers, with Campag 9 or 10s rear derailleur, Shimano 9s hub, Shimano 9s cassette.
No need for a Shiftmate. This is the combination I've been using on my bikes for years without any
problems.
by De Sisti
30 Jun 2020, 8:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4223

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Tangled Metal wrote:People don't walk down the street saying hello to everyone they pass unless they know them. It's polite to acknowledge people you know, but AFAIK there's no etiquette in normal right that applies that to everyone so why does it apply to cyclists?

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by De Sisti
29 Jun 2020, 11:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4223

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Cycling the opposite way to a sportive that's taking place. Is one expected to every rider that approaches you, especially if they're in large groups? :lol: [Yes, I have been in that situation] An antisocial cyclist is one that rides past you, within a handful of inches of your elbow, and becomes ho...
by De Sisti
29 Jun 2020, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 66
Views: 2080

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

Oceanic wrote:I keep seeing men of a certain age riding carbon frames with 3cm of spacers under a ‘flipped‘ stem. Aside from looking awful (to my eyes at least)

If you keep seeing them, why don't you stop them and pass on your advice and experience? :lol:
by De Sisti
26 Jun 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: How to report an assault?

an apology will mean nothing and won't stop it happening again. An apology from him means he'll be trying to save his skin. We don't know the nature of the reg keeper's earlier involvement with the police, but it doesn't seem to have deterred them from being involved in this incident. A driver is r...
by De Sisti
26 Jun 2020, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accurate method of micro adjustment to saddle height?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Accurate method of micro adjustment to saddle height?

jimlews wrote:Use the old 'seat of the pants ' method :D

What's that then?
by De Sisti
25 Jun 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle scrappage
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Cycle scrappage

A fervent and vocal car lobby is at work for a new car scrappage scheme post COVID. Cycle manufacturers are content with a yawn and napping. The 60's was a long time ago.Car parks no longer have lines of cars built in UK. Why do we need to subsidise strong economies abroad ? Cycles will help beat C...
by De Sisti
24 Jun 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a cycle camera ( update : Garmin VIRB 30 ultra FAILED )
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: Recommended cycle camera

https://chilli-tech.com/content/new-bullet-action-camera/ I've one of these. Not bad for the money. Runs for about 3.5 hrs on one charge. No problems when it gets rained on. Picture is not bad mounted on handle bars. My two quibbles - the bar mount isn't the best ( I've made my own replacement). Ev...
by De Sisti
21 Jun 2020, 4:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage
Replies: 48
Views: 7774

Re: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage

Temporary traffic lights on the A46 Shurdington Road, heading south to Stroud. Driver in a Mini Clubman decided they had waited long enough on red and set off at speed. The lights remained on red for about another 20 seconds. If another vehicle had exited left on the roundabout ahead (about 40 - 50 ...
by De Sisti
20 Jun 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1470

Re: 2 metre rule

Given that knowledge, and dependent of the tone of your reminder, I can understand why some interactions may get heated. There always is the possibility to pass at a safe distance that doesn't annoy the person being overtaken. It's like with motor vehicle drivers. They approach a cyclist from behin...
by De Sisti
20 Jun 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1470

Re: 2 metre rule

People on bikes passing other riders closer than two metres is quite common. I've have my share of it
these past couple of weeks, exclusively by blokes. Conversation can get heated when you remind them
of it (they generally don't want to acknowledge it, or don't care).
by De Sisti
18 Jun 2020, 8:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Mudguards