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by FarOeuf
17 Sep 2016, 11:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do mudguards slow you down (much)?
Replies: 52
Views: 5302

Re: Do mudguards slow you down (much)?

I tend to get about 13mph average speed on my rides round here, and sometimes it's up as high as 14mph/nearly 15mph. The fastest times are always without mudguards. I have GPS accurate records going back to 2007 though I've not made any notes on mudguards on/off. I've just started a 25km commute, 2...
by FarOeuf
17 Sep 2016, 11:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do mudguards slow you down (much)?
Replies: 52
Views: 5302

Re: Do mudguards slow you down (much)?

it depends on how well the mudguards fit, how wide they are, how close to the tyre etc. I suspect that most mudguards slow you down quite a lot. cheers I use P65 SKS guards on the Surly Troll, with a single pannier and 1.75" tyres (Marathon Plus). Sit at 30/35kph on the flat road sections of m...
by FarOeuf
26 Aug 2016, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?

If you are using Bluetooth you can pair sensors to different devices but you probably can't have them paired to more than one device (phone/ computer/ whatever) at a time. Hmm.. if that were true then if I paired a phone with a HRM and then lost the phone the HRM would be a dud as there's no 'reset...
by FarOeuf
24 Aug 2016, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?

That's interesting.... The padrone works with bluetooth too. After stomping around for a bit I had anther go with the padrone+. I started with the cadence sensor- I fitted it before trying to pair it, as I knew I could fit it alright and needed to do something that would work to get my confidence b...
by FarOeuf
23 Aug 2016, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?

We'd had problems with Garmin in the past, so I just opted for a cateye computer again (my old simple cateye one was fine). Big mistake. I switched from Garmin (multiple failures) to iPhone with blue tooth sensors (HR, cadence, etc). Very easy to setup both the Strava and RideWithGPS apps, both of ...
by FarOeuf
23 Aug 2016, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?

if the ride log is important to you, then before you smash the Garmin with a hammer (I've been there...) ask around for someone (into electronics) who could solder on a replacement connector.
by FarOeuf
19 Aug 2016, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame respray in Scotland
Replies: 18
Views: 3272

Re: Frame respray in Scotland

I can't help you with a Scottish company but I have recently learned about a special formulation of aerosol paints specifically designed for bike frames http://road.cc/content/review/199463-spraybike-paint, which can be purchased from https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/spraybike-paint-battersea. They...
by FarOeuf
19 Aug 2016, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame respray in Scotland
Replies: 18
Views: 3272

Re: Frame respray in Scotland

A mate had his frame sprayed at the place that's on the junction of Willowbrae Rd and Portobello Rd, I can't remember the name but you can see their sign from the junction I think. His frame looks fantastic (red), and was £80. The guy sprayed it, my mate then applied the decals and took it back and ...
by FarOeuf
17 Aug 2016, 7:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First weekend tour, London
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: First weekend tour, London

if it's 2018 then it's quite early to worry about camping out. I cycled London/Edinburgh last Feb. First stop was in a ploughed field somewhere about 50 miles north of London (I think I went out via Potters Bar). I woke up covered in frost, cycled for a while on back roads and crashed on black ice. ...
by FarOeuf
5 Aug 2016, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ride With GPS - bulk export?
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Ride With GPS - bulk export?

the easiest way is to download the RideWithGPS app and save it as an offline route (route only). https://ridewithgps.com/help/offline-maps-iphone EDIT: but if you want it in an 'app of your choice' then you need to export the route (in the desktop version of RideWithGPS) as a .gpx file, and then upl...
by FarOeuf
4 Aug 2016, 7:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ride With GPS - bulk export?
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Ride With GPS - bulk export?

from the Routes page right click to View a route and 'open in a new tab', in that new tab add this onto the end of the url in the address bar '.gpx?sub_format=track' and press return to (re-)load the page. It'll ask you to save the route file. Close the tab and repeat with the next route. Not a bulk...
by FarOeuf
31 Jul 2016, 9:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Booking bikes on trains
Replies: 18
Views: 6458

Re: Booking bikes on trains

On the Virgin website there's an option to book a bike with your ticket. Unfortunately it's after you've selected your ticket and clicked 'Buy Now', so you can end up going back and forth. Underneath the seating preferences section there's some tiny text 'bicycle space'. So what. It's very easy to ...
by FarOeuf
31 Jul 2016, 7:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Booking bikes on trains
Replies: 18
Views: 6458

Re: Booking bikes on trains

On the Virgin website there's an option to book a bike with your ticket. Unfortunately it's after you've selected your ticket and clicked 'Buy Now', so you can end up going back and forth. Underneath the seating preferences section there's some tiny text 'bicycle space'.
by FarOeuf
26 Jul 2016, 6:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why Does the CTC Discriminate Against Joint/ Family Members?
Replies: 39
Views: 2357

Re: Why Does the CTC Discriminate Against Joint/ Family Members?

The answers to the first 3 questions are clear. There is discrimination against a group of CTC members, which includes both male and female members. Discrimination is discrimination and is simply wrong, even if saves the CTC a small amount of money. On the question of whether women are more likely ...
by FarOeuf
22 Jul 2016, 7:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike damaged whilst flying - lost confidence
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Bike damaged whilst flying - lost confidence

I also always use a cardboard box, sourced locally on a return flight. Bike shops usually also have some sort of materials for packing too. You can never be sure of the size of the box you'll find (in the way home), so thinking about how your bike packs down beforehand is worth it. I discoverd 'rink...