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by Vantage
22 Feb 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Coloured Mudguards
Replies: 51
Views: 8796

Re: Coloured Mudguards

reohn2 wrote:Sprayed black they'll look great :D


You made a spelling mistake there John.

Sprayed black. You meant "Polished shiny" right? :D
by Vantage
21 Feb 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 30
Views: 1430

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

I'm thinking you definitely need a memory card stuffed in there. Here's mine... Untitled.jpg Just thinking, are you deleting all your old recorded rides? They'll be stored in the the GPX Archive folder and can soon fill up. Didn't even know there was such a folder. Will take a look at mine. Does it...
by Vantage
21 Feb 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 30
Views: 1430

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

I'm thinking you definitely need a memory card stuffed in there.
Here's mine...

Untitled.jpg


Just thinking, are you deleting all your old recorded rides? They'll be stored in the the GPX Archive folder and can soon fill up.
by Vantage
17 Feb 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 30
Views: 1430

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

I think I may have missed a step :oops: I'd planned on using both the GPX folder on the etrex alongside the GPX folder in the memory card. This apparently doesn't work. I've now deleted all the tracks I had on the etrex and moved them to the memory card and so far appears to be working. :D Both GPX ...
by Vantage
16 Feb 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

ratherbeintobago wrote:They’re a thought; no tread though...


What do you need tread for?
by Vantage
16 Feb 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 30
Views: 1430

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

As with Sweep, my maps are kept on an 8GB card in order to keep the built-in memory free. I've tried a few times to load tracks etc onto the card but as far as I know, it just won't work. The only way around it that I can think of, is to back up what tracks you do have onto a pc/laptop and then del...
by Vantage
15 Feb 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 30
Views: 1430

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

As with Sweep, my maps are kept on an 8GB card in order to keep the built-in memory free. I've tried a few times to load tracks etc onto the card but as far as I know, it just won't work. The only way around it that I can think of, is to back up what tracks you do have onto a pc/laptop and then dele...
by Vantage
13 Feb 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 30
Views: 752

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

I've only used mine for drinking water but I see no reason why it couldn't double up as a waste receptacle. Folds flat too.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OHAQUIU/ ... zCb46SB4FV
by Vantage
11 Feb 2019, 12:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 541
Views: 61622

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Trust the palatial X3 is doing well. It's only been used once to be honest. The front of the tent had a number of small holes mainly at the bottom end of the door so had to be patched quite extensively and there's a hell of a gap between ground and flysheet...must be 4 or 5 inches at least. It's be...
by Vantage
6 Feb 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 541
Views: 61622

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Me trusty ol' 2012 Avior X2 at Delamere Forest Oct 2018.
Love this tent.

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by Vantage
2 Feb 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard heating - deforming to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Re: Mudguard heating - deforming to fit

That's what I was afraid of.
Best get scrimping and saving for new mudguards.
Thanks chaps.
by Vantage
2 Feb 2019, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard heating - deforming to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Mudguard heating - deforming to fit

I currently have 700c mudguards wrapped around 26" wheels. This hasn't been an issue until recently when I fitted 1.75" Schwalbe Marathon Winters as the clearances are ridiculously tight. I'm having to really strain the front guard so it clears the tyre under the fork crown. My idea is if ...
by Vantage
11 Jan 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?
Replies: 75
Views: 2847

Re: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?

Has anyone here tried the SunRace 9sp index only downtube levers? Ello! I use them on my take offs. I'm still trying to decide if I like them or not as I've nothing else similar to compare with. I can get most of my gears indexed nicely but there's always a couple that will under or over shift. The...
by Vantage
1 Jan 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike washing
Replies: 36
Views: 1511

Re: Bike washing

I used to use the balcony (if you have one) and bucket and sponge. Or showered it in the bathtub :) Despite owning a jet washer now, I still prefer the bucket and sponge method and use the brush from a brush & pan set to do the cassette. It's kinder to the bike. I've found that even using the ka...
by Vantage
23 Dec 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4905

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

This^^^

As a fellow dog owner, its your responsibility to pick it up and dispose of it correctly. Until that disposal happens, you should carry it with you. It won't kill you.
Whether the poo bag is hanging for a minute or a month, it's still an eyesore to everyone.