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by LittleGreyCat
21 Jul 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore - input an address
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Garmin Edge Explore - input an address

Thanks to all for the help.

I used Garmin Express to reload the maps and it now asks me for country and then gives a post code option.
Checked against a known post code and it works fine.

It was an enormous help to know how it SHOULD behave. :D
by LittleGreyCat
20 Jul 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore - input an address
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Garmin Edge Explore - input an address

What map do you have in it ?? It sounds like it's accessing a default USA one. Luck ....... :D Map of Europe. It can navigate around the UK if I load a TCX file from cycle.travel and also shows me where I am on the map if I have no route loaded. It just has some issue with finding an address. Looks...
by LittleGreyCat
20 Jul 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore - input an address
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Garmin Edge Explore - input an address

TrevA wrote:Does it ask you for a country? On my wife’s 820 Explore, it asks for the country first, then asks for the city or postcode if you enter United Kingdom.


No.

It is as described; starts at State/Province.
by LittleGreyCat
20 Jul 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore - input an address
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Garmin Edge Explore - input an address

I've so far pre-prepared any routes for my Garmin Edge Explore using Cycle.Travel. This last week I tried to look up how to get to an address, expecting to be offered a post code lookup as one option. However when I use the Find Address it asks me for State/Province! Anyone encountered this and fixe...
by LittleGreyCat
20 Jul 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?
Replies: 31
Views: 990

Re: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?

Have never taken a freehub body apart. Is it easy? What grease should I use once I have it apart. I have a rather rumbly one on a rear XT hub. It has been in continuous use for maybe 15 years. I did once have an OEM one on a rather expensive dale seize up on me after virtually no use but I think th...
by LittleGreyCat
20 Jul 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar extension - straight up?
Replies: 22
Views: 830

Re: Handlebar extension - straight up?

Thanks to all, My Grand Depart is in just over a week's time so I am now outside the time window for any longer deliveries. Thankfully the bar extension is a "nice to have" instead of an essential. I've ordered one of those Topeak multi-directional things just to see what it can do, and on...
by LittleGreyCat
19 Jul 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar extension - straight up?
Replies: 22
Views: 830

Re: Handlebar extension - straight up?

I use a double clamp version but even with that, both clamps can be tightened just enough to keep it place yet still allow it to spin around the bar in case of impact. It'll save both your mug and any expensive gizmo's mounted to it. IMG_20190608_105711.jpg @Vantage - could you tell me the brand of...
by LittleGreyCat
18 Jul 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 39
Views: 1244

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Firstly, congratulations on the Wayfarer. Oh, I opted for a Tubus low rider front rack as well when I bought mine being a belt and braces type. I've just completed my first 3 day tour on my new Wayfarer (rode out, 2 nights B&B, circular, rode back), a shake down for a longer tour in a couple of ...
by LittleGreyCat
14 Jul 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?
Replies: 31
Views: 990

Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?

I've just cleaned my drive train thoroughly for the first time (which makes me a bad person). I took the chain off, removed the rear wheel. Cleaned the front cogs in situ with an Evans special brush and citrus degreaser, then gently rinsed. This took a while. Leaned the rear wheel at an angle over a...
by LittleGreyCat
14 Jul 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.

I am about to order another chain from Spa, and some extra missing links (just in case) so I can swap between chains at regular intervals. Looks like the original one is junk. I guess you mean the chain is junk? Did you measure it with a ruler? From the feedback I've seen I wouldn't necessarily tru...
by LittleGreyCat
13 Jul 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.

Update: Bought the Evans one, and it worked well. I had to squeeze really hard to get the link to come free, so glad I wasn't trying to just use my fingers. Putting the link into the new chain took several attempts until I remembered the picture where the chain measuring tool was used to hold the ch...
by LittleGreyCat
13 Jul 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain maintenance regime
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Chain maintenance regime

Updating to note that the original chain seems well knackered. The Park Tool showed the stretch at 1 where replace was .75. It hasn't been cleaned since I got the bike, and has been ridden over winter over some mucky tracks from time to time. Also probably too much lube. Anyway, I'm cleaning it in c...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Jul 2019, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.

Now I just need to know how to tell the difference between the reusable and non-reusable. :shock: micro-writing on the QL contains an 'R' suffix for the reusable models. I think up to 10s you usually get a resuable link with a KMC chain. cheers Thanks. CL566R so it is reusable. I am about to order ...
by LittleGreyCat
11 Jul 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?
Replies: 38
Views: 1490

Re: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?

To update: .................I have two different pairs of Corinne Dennis shorts, both in medium. Traditional style touring shorts Men's double comfort shorts. I must say that I am very impressed. ..................The traditional style touring shorts are a bit unnerving, though...............I migh...
by LittleGreyCat
11 Jul 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.

there are many ways of dealing with quicklinks, but it is pretty easy with the right tool and it isn't always without it. KMC quicklinks either come as re-usable or non-resuable types and the latter require more force. Chains should be run for a little while before you attempt to use a chain checke...