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by freiston
24 May 2020, 11:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

I am looking for advice in finding mitts or gloves that have a certain paddibg configuration. Perhaps its bad posture or habit, but i seem to get a lot of 'rub' on the edge of the palm of my hand, right at the base of the thumb. And I am struggling to find gloves with padding in that area. I have a...
by freiston
24 May 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

I have a pair of Louis Garneau "Biogel Rx-v Cycling Gloves" (mitts) that I love. They are shorter in the fingers and thumbs than the mitt in your picture and are available direct from Louis Garneau (Evans used to stock them but don't seem to any more): https://garneau.com/eu_en/biogel-rx-v...
by freiston
18 May 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New rider looking for hybrid
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: New rider looking for hybrid

That really does help actually thanks! I think thats made my decision for me. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to respond today. I'll let you know how I get on with it! Thanks again If your decision is to go for the Lithium 4, I think it's a cracking bike for the money and I certainly w...
by freiston
18 May 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New rider looking for hybrid
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: New rider looking for hybrid

Regarding gears, what constitutes a lot of hills? Will the lower gear one not be able to manage? The bigger the chainwheel (where the pedal cranks are), the higher the gear, the bigger the cassette sprocket (at the rear wheel), the lower the gear. So the Lithium 4 top gear is 44/11 which will give ...
by freiston
16 May 2020, 1:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Trouble With The Wire on a Wired Computer (Speedo)?
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Any Trouble With The Wire on a Wired Computer (Speedo)?

I used wired computers throughout the 90s and early 2000s and never had an issue with the wire. I used a wireless computer for a couple of years but didn't notice any issue until I started carrying a smart phone either in the handlebar bag or mounted on the handlebars (but I don't recall having an i...
by freiston
16 May 2020, 12:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Handle Slotted Screwdriver
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Small Handle Slotted Screwdriver

There seems to be quite a few that fit the bill here (Ebay link).
by freiston
14 May 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor
Replies: 34
Views: 1162

Re: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor

<snip>So yes RTFM but don't forget, not all manuals are created equal. Being a radio ham, I know this all too well as the market is flooded with inexpensive Chinese equipment and very good value for money it is mainly, but some of the English translations of manuals for such equipment leave a lot t...
by freiston
14 May 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What this mechanism is for?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: What this mechanism is for?

According to a user comment on this linked VeloBase page, "The two little barbell shaped pieces are a quick release"
by freiston
9 May 2020, 10:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 2024

Re: Mudguards

Because mudguards make a nice bike look fugly. Mine (on the one bike I use them on) come off when the nice weather arrives. And if you're using an MTB for what was designed for you can't fit standard mudguards anyway. On the contrary, a bike without mudguards looks awkwardly naked/incomplete. :wink:
by freiston
6 May 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPX files to Osmand
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: GPX files to Osmand

If I'm creating a gpx file on my computer, I just connect my phone to the pc and open up a file explorer window, navigate to the relevant folder on the phone and copy the gpx file into it (drag the file icon or right-click copy and paste). I believe that the default filepath is on the lines of /Phon...
by freiston
6 May 2020, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor
Replies: 34
Views: 1162

Re: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor

If that was mine in the pic above I would be thinking about just slapping another magnet on top of the one there after finding the sweet spot for the sensor. Eh? That is mine in the picture above and there's no issue with the magnet triggering the sensor - I posted the picture to show how the senso...
by freiston
4 May 2020, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor
Replies: 34
Views: 1162

Re: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor

I saw a Youtube video of a Boardman computer sensor and magnet (https://youtu.be/_xzPK4xI_fo?t=13) and it doesn't look too different to a Cateye wireless sensor mounting that, as per simonhill's first post, can be angled in to get closer to the wheel/magnet. Is yours the same type? Yes that's the o...
by freiston
4 May 2020, 3:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor
Replies: 34
Views: 1162

Re: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor

I saw a Youtube video of a Boardman computer sensor and magnet (https://youtu.be/_xzPK4xI_fo?t=13) and it doesn't look too different to a Cateye wireless sensor mounting that, as per simonhill's first post, can be angled in to get closer to the wheel/magnet. Is yours the same type?
by freiston
2 May 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anyone identify these
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Can anyone identify these

I used to put mine inside the pedal cage close to the buckle, to keep the strap in place.
by freiston
2 May 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6663

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

Park Tools have videos online showing many of the mechanical jobs that you might encounter - not only in maintenance/repair, but also in setting the bike up. These might help.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=park+tools+vi ... iax=videos