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by freeflow
21 Apr 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New member - recommendation on GPS Nav
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: New member - recommendation on GPS Nav

Sell the Garmin, dump Strava, go back to using your phone.
by freeflow
14 Apr 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ladies bike with very low step through
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: ladies bike with very low step through

Have you tried stand over mounting. Lay the bike down on its side. Put your feet either side of the top tube. Reach down and lift the bike. At a suitable point, the leg the inside the triangle steps out of the triangle so that your legs are either side of the frame. Or variation thereof.
by freeflow
12 Apr 2019, 9:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1298

Re: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!

Can you be done for upskirting yourself!!!
by freeflow
9 Apr 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Pump AND CO2 Inflator Recommendations Please
Replies: 28
Views: 853

Re: Small Pump AND CO2 Inflator Recommendations Please

That's 16.85 inches long Which means it fits in a rack pack quite easily although mine is now permanantly strapped to the bike. Before the above I used to have one of these https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lezyne-pressure-drive-cfh-c02-pump-with-free-cartridge/ but it did have a nasty habit of unscrewing t...
by freeflow
9 Apr 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement Disk Brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Replacement Disk Brakes

Discobrakes pads are excellent.
by freeflow
9 Apr 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Pump AND CO2 Inflator Recommendations Please
Replies: 28
Views: 853

Re: Small Pump AND CO2 Inflator Recommendations Please

One of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Topeak-Mini-Track-Pump/dp/B000FI6XJE/ref=sr_1_8?adgrpid=52697193265&hvadid=259049710074&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006774&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=11736402270614080459&hvtargid=kwd-311013180843&keywords=mini+track+pump&qid...
by freeflow
9 Apr 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement Disk Brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Replacement Disk Brakes

True. But if you need new pads whilst deciding which calipers to use I' d recommend the Kevlar pads.
by freeflow
9 Apr 2019, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement Disk Brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Replacement Disk Brakes

Discobrakes.

https://www.discobrakes.com/?s=0&t=0&c=7&p=1013

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by freeflow
4 Apr 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?
Replies: 66
Views: 1580

Re: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?

I got turned off dedicated GPS due to the internal contacts between the battery and electronics in my then Garmin 305 started fatiguing which led to disconnections everytime I went over a bumpy bit of the road, and by being tied into a specific website to upload routes to a Bryton 650(?).
by freeflow
4 Apr 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?
Replies: 66
Views: 1580

Re: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?

This thread is for walking and cycling. I never said or recommended anything that wasn't consistent with that sentiment. If you need to keep your pride and joy in a plazzy bag to protect it from the weather, and you need "special" gloves to operate it, then a mobile phone isn't the comple...
by freeflow
4 Apr 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?
Replies: 66
Views: 1580

Re: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?

Is your phone waterproof? No, and it doesn't need to be. If I need waterprooofness I use a mk1 plastic bag. The phone holder on the bike allows this very easily and doesn't prevent me from simultaneously connecting to the battery pack. Can you operate it wearing thick warm gloves? If the gloves hav...
by freeflow
4 Apr 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?
Replies: 66
Views: 1580

Re: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?

freeflow wrote: Your smart phone? IMHO never a good answer. Especially if your smartphone is a few years old like mine is with non-replaceable and aging battery. Even so if you're using your GPS on a tour or backpack with limited charging capability you don't want to waste phone charge on gps use I...
by freeflow
17 Mar 2019, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Replacing a fence
Replies: 15
Views: 2735

Replacing a fence

The recent windy weather has decimated a fence in the back garden, including the running the repairs I did after we had high wind damage several years ago. The fence was put in about 10 years ago by dodgy_contractors_r_us co ltd but was done badly as the concrete into which the posts were set wasn't...
by freeflow
5 Feb 2019, 12:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Seat Posts
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Quill Seat Posts

What's not clear about

putting forces on the seattube in a direction for which the seattube is not designed