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by saddlesore
30 Mar 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Touring Gps
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: Garmin Touring Gps

The OP asked specifically about the Garmin Touring, which is a simplified Edge device. As per RidewithGPS, use a .tcx course, TURN OFF, or at least dismiss 'off course' warning. In scores of rides it has never auto re-routed. Handhelds (Etrex, Montana &c) may use different software, but very man...
by saddlesore
30 Mar 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Touring Gps
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: Garmin Touring Gps

To switch on & off 'Turn guidance: Go to Toolbox (icon on bottom right corner on device) Select Routing Options Scroll down one page with the arrow at the bottom 'Course Turn Guidance' . Button to right for on, left for off' https://ridewithgps.com/help/garmin-edge-touring has a very good guide ...
by saddlesore
26 Jun 2017, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag / Shimano brake shoe compatibility ?
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Campag / Shimano brake shoe compatibility ?

If you have pre 2000 brake shoes, you need pre 2000 blocks: BR-RE600. Quite widely available, Condor or Mercian will definitely have stock. Campag blocks work on a pressure fit (put some liquid soap on them to get them into the shoes). Shimano rely on a grub screw. If you put Shimano in old Campy th...
by saddlesore
4 Jan 2015, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: strong exchange of opinions?
Replies: 47
Views: 2974

Re: strong exchange of opinions?

Is there any subject that I could put on this forum that would not create strong exchange of opinions?


Do you mean any part of the forum or just this board?
What do you consider strong?
Do you mean solely an exchange or would you include a statement?
Define 'opinions'
by saddlesore
2 Jan 2011, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Faggin (!) Italian bikes
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Faggin (!) Italian bikes

Leandro Faggin (pronounced 'Fahjeen', prevents embarrassing excuses), sometime World Champion track rider. Turned out some rather nice frames form Padua, using mainly Columbus tubing, though towards the end produced some decidedly ordinary bikes for German and N American market. My Faggin Pista has ...
by saddlesore
19 Nov 2010, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: long reach brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 2155

Re: long reach brakes

If you have no other objection to your present brakes than the reach, it may be possible to extend the slot downwards with a some careful file work. Worked for me on MA3 rims with Weinmann calipers and nutted blocks.
by saddlesore
7 Apr 2010, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Locks
Replies: 37
Views: 5768

Re: Bike Locks

Beware of small combination locks at night if you have dynamo lights. A long cold wait for a passing smoker to light my digits. And much as I do not wish to doubt the blessed Sheldon, his back is attached to a type of barrier made a version of 'Tube Clamp' or 'Kee Klamp', which can be disassembled e...
by saddlesore
12 Feb 2010, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new/old campag mechs
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: new/old campag mechs

I think Mercian (or a similar Campy expert) can upgrade your levers to work with the later type of 9 speed mech. In theory you can do it yourself, but it isn't a simple operation.
by saddlesore
6 Feb 2009, 5:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Liability Disclaimers
Replies: 23
Views: 4655

They could be a condition of the CTC Public Liability Insurance. Put in by the insurance company. This is what worries me. If so, it should be made specifically clear to MG's so that we may then have some chance of persuading leaders to take action. Alternatively, if hardly anyone will abide by the...
by saddlesore
5 Feb 2009, 6:31pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Liability Disclaimers
Replies: 23
Views: 4655

There are indeed many arguments for and against liability disclaimers, but the the original topic asked if anyone had ever seen one on a CTC group ride (not an 'event'). The folks from the mansion on the hill say we should all be using them, but it seems they're being ignored. If no group enforces t...
by saddlesore
15 Oct 2007, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking handlebar
Replies: 15
Views: 2550

If the bike is only 4-5 weeks old, take it back to the supplier and whinge loudly. It may be very unlikely, but the bars could have acquired a hairline crack before you got them. If they break whilst you're riding it could be very nasty.
by saddlesore
3 Sep 2007, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rivnut bottle bosses
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Rivnuts

I've used various size rivnuts in the past for general assembly (not for cycles), and find that they tend to rotate. I don't think they are really intended for undoing regularly, more for a one-off fixing. It may help to use a serrated washer under the head.
by saddlesore
25 Jan 2007, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Salmon mudguards
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

Despite CJ's previous advice, I was continuing with my Salmons. The clearances wouldn't allow standard Esges. I have a slight toeclip overlap on that bike, which only affects tight turns. On coming to a T Junction, I had to swerve hard to avoid a turning car (my fault). As I did so, overlap came int...