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by Revolution
22 Dec 2018, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tights / Trousers Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Tights / Trousers Help

Here if you are, or can eat your way to, XXL https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Altura-Cruiser-Cycling-Tights_65170.htm?sku=192746&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3taMtLix3wIVhTLTCh3lRwK_EAQYASABEgJFNvD_BwE Yes - I have seen these - presumably t...
by Revolution
20 Dec 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tights / Trousers Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Tights / Trousers Help

I have been wearing Altura fleecy tights over my usual cycle shorts from November through to March for years. They have been brilliant and even protect against the rain unless it is really tipping down. They have now worn a big hole in the seem around the crotch and to my dismay, Altura don't seem t...
by Revolution
27 Oct 2018, 11:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The not-so-invisible man
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: The not-so-invisible man

Well, whenever you look behind you, you'll be showing a red light to the front, which would be illegal if the light was attached to the vehicle rather than you ("No vehicle shall be fitted with a lamp which is capable of showing a red light to the front [...]" - RVLR section 11). I think ...
by Revolution
26 Oct 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The not-so-invisible man
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: The not-so-invisible man

mjr wrote:Well, whenever you look behind you, you'll be showing a red light to the front,

I am not an owl !!! I recon I can turn my head about 80degrees not 180 ! if you are able to turn your head to that extent you should go to A&E

:roll:
by Revolution
26 Oct 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The not-so-invisible man
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

The not-so-invisible man

I always use 2 rear lights so that if one fails during a ride I still have one to get me home safe. On my main bike a continuous red is fitted to the rear rack and a flashing light on the seat post. On my fixed gear which has no mudguards or rack I have the seatpost light and have attached another l...
by Revolution
9 Oct 2018, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting the Garmin 820 Explorer to do turn by turn navigation
Replies: 23
Views: 1550

Re: Getting the Garmin 820 Explorer to do turn by turn navigation

I have a Garmin Edge Touring Plus and have never had problems with it crashing.

That must be what the plus in the name means - it works :D
by Revolution
8 Oct 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting the Garmin 820 Explorer to do turn by turn navigation
Replies: 23
Views: 1550

Re: Getting the Garmin 820 Explorer to do turn by turn navigation

They repeated the various suggestions raised on this forum - Factory reset incl delete user data - reinstall maps It should be noted that if you contacted Garmin Support reporting that your house was on fire they would suggest that you perform a factory reset and reinstall the maps! :roll: I have a...
by Revolution
16 Aug 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Close Pass Initiative - follow up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1021

Close Pass Initiative - follow up?

Considering the number of close passes I am subjected to on a weekly basis I wonder if there is any follow up on the police authorities who have 'signed up' for the initiative? The cynic in me imagines that after the PR photo of a policeman shaking hands and taking the 1.5m distance mat, it is rolle...
by Revolution
5 Jun 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1994

Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

Does this count?
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I'm assuming that it was parked there to scrape up the cyclists who were forced to use the road :?
by Revolution
21 Apr 2018, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Avon Cycleway
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: Avon Cycleway

I did this ride yesterday - great ride and apart from the climb up to the airport, very flat. I created my own GPX as it allowed me to add a small detour to include my home. I called up the Sustrans map https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/avon-cycleway and plotted the route on the RideGPS webs...
by Revolution
9 Mar 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: wireless cycle computer for 2 bikes
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: wireless cycle computer for 2 bikes

Thanks for your input - I decided to go for a Cateye Padrome Smart - which uses bluetooth to gather data from my phone (which I always carry when cycling) So far it seems very good; the phone can be in sleep mode - you don't have to turn an app on as with Strava but the GPS still works so the speed ...
by Revolution
25 Feb 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: wireless cycle computer for 2 bikes
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

wireless cycle computer for 2 bikes

I'm looking to get a wireless cycle computer and it would be handy if I could swap it between bikes. I know there used to be certain computers that could take 2 separate wheel diameters so you could use them on different machines but this doesn't seem to be a feature that is advertised on many of th...
by Revolution
7 Feb 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left Hook by an e-bike
Replies: 33
Views: 2646

Re: Left Hook by an e-bike

In the OP it sounds like it was acceleration rather than top speed that enabled the rider to get past and do a left hook. Yes - that is exactly the case - I don't think she would have put herself on the outside at the lights had she been on a normal bike and she certainly wouldn't have got ahead of...
by Revolution
6 Feb 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left Hook by an e-bike
Replies: 33
Views: 2646

Left Hook by an e-bike

On my commute this morning, Just entering a 30mph zone at about 25 and I see a woman on an e-bike join the main road from a junction on the left - she didn't look or signal - perhaps she thought that the helmet, hi viz and fluorescent sash would keep her safe from any collision. I passed her and con...
by Revolution
20 Jan 2018, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Second hand bicycle I bought from Ebay has anti theft nuts..
Replies: 34
Views: 2145

Re: Second hand bicycle I bought from Ebay has anti theft nuts..

Can I ask the OP if they have contacted the owner of the bike featured in https://stolen-bikes.co.uk/stolen-bikes/vsf-fahrradmanufaktur-t-500-alfine-8/ to check the frame number of the bike in question isn't the stolen one? It's not that bike. The OP's bike, with the Pitlocks, has trigger shifters ...