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by Farrina
15 Sep 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The whole glasses thing
Replies: 103
Views: 3716

Re: The whole glasses thing

Thanks for your responses everybody. A couple of horror stories have put me off contacts Obviously having worn various types of contacts for over 40 years I may be dismissed as somewhat biased, but I really would not be put off by so called “horror” stories. I accept that life is not without its ri...
by Farrina
12 Sep 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The whole glasses thing
Replies: 103
Views: 3716

Re: The whole glasses thing

This is a personal view (I’m not medically qualified and will defer to anyone who is). I’ve worn contact lenses on/off since I was 14 (I’m in my late 50’s now) and would very much agree that this is the way forward whilst out cycling. Personally (as the lenses are nearer to the eye) I find periphera...
by Farrina
25 Jul 2020, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3293

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

It's hardly a burden to carry a mask, but the belated introduction of the requirement has reminded me of the dangers to public health from government policies decided by spinners. If masks in shops are important, and I like to keep an open mind, then they must surely have been important all along. ...
by Farrina
25 Jul 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?
Replies: 31
Views: 1657

Re: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?

Going off at a slight tangent for those of you who, given the current apparent chaos at Garmin, might be uncomfortable with the security (as in preventing data loss) of your long-standing data held in the "Strava cloud" its straight forward to download a copy of your data. Proceed thus (fr...
by Farrina
24 Jul 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?
Replies: 31
Views: 1657

Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?

For those of you using a Garmin device (myself included) the auto-upload of rides to Connect and thence to other sites (e.g. Strava) seems to be broken. You may have to dig your USB cables out and power up your computers to manually upload your FIT files (to Strava) According to the BBC they may be ...
by Farrina
22 Jun 2020, 7:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camera recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Camera recommendations

Good wee camera that -- you can see the reg of the car well -- does it come as a kit ie rear and forward cameras? And is there any image stablization. The cameras are sold separately (both produced by the same manufacturer- Cycliq) there is a link to their website in one of my earlier posts above. ...
by Farrina
21 Jun 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camera recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Camera recommendations

Cowsham ... "Number 48 was close and glad to see you got a thump in first, but didn't see your hand signal before you moved out to overtake the car parked on your side of the road ( clearly seen by your shadow the rear camera video ) I always let the cars know where I'm going and I know the dr...
by Farrina
21 Jun 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camera recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Camera recommendations

I use a Fly 12 CE - unfortunately they are not cheap. As an added bonus onboard light is very effective (at least for daytime use). Typically I am only out for circa 4 hours, but battery has barely dropped below 50%. https://cycliq.com/bike-cameras/fly12ce/?v=79cba1185463 At the time of posting they...
by Farrina
3 Jun 2020, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oakley Hydrophobic lens cleaner - alternatives ?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Oakley Hydrophobic lens cleaner - alternatives ?

Ah yes - this looks promising (ensuring that you get the plastic version NOT glass)
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/screenwash-and-de-icer/rain-x-plastic-water-repellent-200ml-803228.html
and quite a bit cheaper.

Will source, test and report back in due course.

Cheers
by Farrina
3 Jun 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oakley Hydrophobic lens cleaner - alternatives ?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Oakley Hydrophobic lens cleaner - alternatives ?

Bit of a long shot ... I have some Oakley Jawbreaker Sun glasses which I have found to be entirely satisfactory. Periodically I clean the lenses and re-coat them with a Oakley hydrophobic lens cleaner (maintains their water repellancy). https://www.wiggle.co.uk/oakley-nanoclear-lens-cleaner-hydropho...
by Farrina
26 May 2020, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)

Thanks to all for the helpful suggestions/observations.

It was a "toss up" between the Top Peak and Park - I eventually plumped for the Park CT-5

Cheers
by Farrina
21 May 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)

Could anyone recommend a portable chain rivet extractor suitable for a 10/11 speed chain ? Basically, on the off chance that my chain snaps whilst out, I am looking for an emergency extractor to allow me to use a split link. So I guess I am looking for a compact/light device. Its unlikely to see muc...
by Farrina
18 May 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumed liability
Replies: 104
Views: 3334

Re: Presumed liability

mikeymo wrote:Any chance of a link?


As it happens I was reading it the old fashioned way (newsprint!). The paper is now at my mother's - I'll retrieve it and scan the relevant portion of the article when I am next there.
by Farrina
18 May 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumed liability
Replies: 104
Views: 3334

Presumed liability

In the Sunday Times yesterday it was reported in one of the articles that the Government was intending to legislate to bring in a presumed liability rule as regards cyclists v motor vehicles. No mention was made of the same as regards cyclists v pedestrians (which I would also support). Wonder if an...
by Farrina
18 May 2020, 10:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Junction improvements - Council's obligation to consult ?
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Junction improvements - Council's obligation to consult ?

Thanks for all the responses - just a follow up to my original post. In posting I was not expecting to change anything, I was more interested to see if the Council followed the documented procedures. In fairness this junction (now that a large housing development has been started with consequential ...