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by jawaka
22 Nov 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how accurate is tacx vortex?
Replies: 0
Views: 88

how accurate is tacx vortex?

I wonder how accurate this is? Two reasons. firstly the speed indication compared with my wired bike computer on rear wheel is wildly out and possibly worse at low speed eg 8 mph on trainer 14 mph on computer although sometimes readings are more in agreement, I think at higher speeds Secondly I have...
by jawaka
6 Nov 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tacx training app do i need internet?
Replies: 1
Views: 117

tacx training app do i need internet?

I'm having such a struggle with this, I really would love some help I used the old tacx cycling app with my vortex trainer, but it was changed to a newer tacx training app. With the old app i could download the films onto my tablet and cycle in the garage. (I've no interenet there) The android train...
by jawaka
11 Oct 2020, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gps choices, can someone explain? please!
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: gps choices, can someone explain? please!

Great thanks. Much the same for others: maps are great up to a point but the gps is great to add in and avoid the stopping to look at the map. I've checked out the Mega XL looks a good choice

Mercalia thanks, will all windows smartphones have GPs?
by jawaka
11 Oct 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gps choices, can someone explain? please!
Replies: 13
Views: 408

gps choices, can someone explain? please!

Having grown up with maps I've eschewed gps. Pro maps: you get a wide view and can see the terrain in context and easily pick out the quiet roads, can see what something in the distance is and I enjoy reading them. Having a lot of map practice I can use the contours to bring out a 3d view . also it ...
by jawaka
9 Sep 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Northern rail folding bike options?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Northern rail folding bike options?

https://www.fawkes-cycles.co.uk/2477075/products/dahon-espresso-d24-folding-bike.aspx You may like to check this out, a 26" folder, It folds with a small locking mechanism for rear wheel against the front and handlebars turn thru 90 degrees, so it's not small, but as it is a folder they should ...
by jawaka
6 Sep 2020, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tyrekey as in ctc mag
Replies: 3
Views: 252

tyrekey as in ctc mag

Has anyone tried this https://www.tyrekey.com/?

I have seen other devices reckoning to do the same thing so I wondered if anyone has experience of them?
by jawaka
4 Sep 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rack with integral slot for U lock
Replies: 4
Views: 372

rack with integral slot for U lock

I remember seeing one a long time ago and as I'm looking for a replacement rack, I thought of this but I can't find one anywhere now. It was a standard rack except it could fix in a U lock when horizontal, underneath the carrier.

Seems a great idea but maybe it was never popular?
by jawaka
29 Aug 2020, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rhins of Galloway riding
Replies: 3
Views: 238

rhins of Galloway riding

We've booked up a treat at the Corsewall lighthouse hotel on the peninsula west of Stranraer. Love the idea of somewhere so remote. Looking on Street view they look marvellous roads for riding: flattish terrain, empty roads, beautiful scenery. Anyone got any recommendations? Guess it might be rather...
by jawaka
27 Aug 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: making helmet sponge replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 470

making helmet sponge replacement

Although I've had my Met helmet a long time it doesn't need replacing, it's just the foam/sponge bits that have gone flat. Just wondering if anyone has done something home-made as prices for the replacements are more than I am happy to pay for some bits of sponge.
by jawaka
23 Jun 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Thanks covid, getting a bit old how many more Alpine trips?
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Thanks covid, getting a bit old how many more Alpine trips?

I'm not sure it's so much pejorative about electric bikes as I know people who have started cycling and appreciate getting out and about without getting hard into biking. It's more than when you've been up to doing tough things, dropping down to a leccy bike feels like the beginning of a downward sl...
by jawaka
22 Jun 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Thanks covid, getting a bit old how many more Alpine trips?
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Thanks covid, getting a bit old how many more Alpine trips?

i've turned 66 and have been to the Alps and Pyrenees for the last 12 years, but unlike being young when there's always next year, well I think my age means limited years to do it and covid has robbed me of a year which i can't get back. I really only ride for touring and this annual trip, and I can...
by jawaka
10 Jun 2020, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Honking on turbo, does it accelerate fitness?
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Honking on turbo, does it accelerate fitness?

For the first time I've been using Cyclego and it's structured work outs and it has sections for honking. This was awful at first but after 21 sessions of 25 mins in last 4 weeks it certainly feels like a quantum leap in getting stronger At first I was unable to do it for long long as I struggled to...
by jawaka
2 Jun 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: do you staighten leg at 6 o'clock? chenging pedalling
Replies: 22
Views: 876

Re: do you staighten leg at 6 o'clock? chenging pedalling

Just checked seat height, heel on pedal leg nearly straight at 6 o'clock and with foot on pedal I need to dip my ankle at the bottom to fully straighten. I definitely am finding that I get less of burning thighs this way
by jawaka
2 Jun 2020, 11:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: do you staighten leg at 6 o'clock? chenging pedalling
Replies: 22
Views: 876

do you staighten leg at 6 o'clock? chenging pedalling

I've resumed the turbo trainer I've not done any significant riding this year, not quite the same incentive as I am no longer planning to go to Italian Alps but reckon I'm going to train as if, (and just maybe I might get there) I'm 67 and mostly been a touring cyclist so I've always twiddled, never...
by jawaka
23 Jan 2020, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 33
Views: 1729

Re: Gloves for cycling

I bought some cheap thinsulate woolly type gloves, new from a charity shop. They are warm and although they get wet I don't find the wet penetrates as the outside woolly absorbs the moisture. Maybe the wet would penetrate if fully saturated, but that hasn't happened