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by CyclingGuy
31 Jan 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 49
Views: 1582

Re: Pescription Sunglasses

I bought some from Boots where I get my regular prescription glasses from about a year ago. They were £60 including single vision lenses and came with five different sets of lenses from clear through to polarising and mirrored. I did a review on them here - https://cyclinglabs.net/basto-102-cycling-...
by CyclingGuy
26 Dec 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture resistant tyres for my road bike
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Puncture resistant tyres for my road bike

I have the Schwalbe marathon tyres on my hybrid and whilst they've been puncture free, occasionally I have to change them for a knobbly tyre for certain rides and they are a real pain to get on and off and I have broken a few plastic levers trying. I tried the Specialized Armadillo on my road bike l...
by CyclingGuy
26 Dec 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How was Cycling 2019 for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 1969

Re: How was Cycling 2019 for you?

The Good: Broke 5000 miles Bought a gravel bike Launched a YouTube Channel Launched a Website Visited 15 BCQ Checkpoints The Bad: Could have done more miles but spent most of December off with a bad back. Broke gravel bike and had to pay a large repair bill. Only visited 15 BCQ checkpoints Plans fo...
by CyclingGuy
25 Nov 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS Unit as external storage on Android
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: GPS Unit as external storage on Android

You may need to set your Android device to act as a file transfer device. All Android flavours vary a bit but on mine (OnePlus 6T) with the devices connected, Gg to Settings --> 'USB' and you will find a list of options for the connection, you may need to experiment with these a little. Alternativel...
by CyclingGuy
25 Nov 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earbuds
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Earbuds

I bought these ones on Amazon a couple of years ago by mistake - https://amzn.to/33iNLmL

They have turned out to be my favourite wired earphones - good sound quality, plenty of rubber cup options and a cable that really seems to resist getting tangled up.

Thoroughly recommended.

Neil
by CyclingGuy
15 Nov 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6762

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Well it looks like common sense has finally prevailed and the council has withdrawn all their objections - which of course is nothing to do with the alleged complainer moving out of the house behind now. Oh jeez - does anyone know where he has mover to?? Hopefully somewhere that requires a plane tr...
by CyclingGuy
15 Nov 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6762

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Great news as regards the injunction, but where does this leave us as regards the rules on those terrible, terrible cyclists’ meets? do not the original planning conditions still apply? The 'meets' were because the owner originally had cafe club rides starting from the cafe at 8am on a Saturday, as...
by CyclingGuy
14 Nov 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6762

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Well it looks like common sense has finally prevailed and the council has withdrawn all their objections - which of course is nothing to do with the alleged complainer moving out of the house behind now. https://www.leighday.co.uk/News/2019/November-2019/Cycling-cafe-owner-wins-battle-against-council
by CyclingGuy
5 Nov 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone used See.Sense lights?
Replies: 42
Views: 4064

Re: Anyone used See.Sense lights?

Has anyone used these lights? https://seesense.cc/ They seem to know where you are, connect to your phone, know where you are and so give a brighter at junctions/roundabouts and all sorts of other modern wizardry. I'll need to double check, but I think I saw a refence locally about using them to he...
by CyclingGuy
28 Oct 2019, 9:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What happened to all the blogs?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: What happened to all the blogs?

Guilty as charged.

Haven't updated my BCQ blog this year, although all the drafts are written - now that the dark nights are upon us I should be able to find the time to get it updated.

Neil
by CyclingGuy
25 Oct 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 3512

Re: Bicycle light for night use

I use this light from Amazon - https://amzn.to/2OX9VoC Powerful, variable beam and decent battery life (3hrs on the low setting, 1.5hrs on the highest). I use it on the highest setting for off-road night riding, and on the lowest setting for country lane night riding. Also, it's cheap enough that I ...
by CyclingGuy
13 Oct 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 31
Views: 1996

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

I've watched a few of those 'Hambini' videos and find them a bit cringeworthy to be honest. I've no doubt that the things he says are true, (and as an engineer myself I know some of them are true) but his delivery is far too over the top for me to watch too many. I guess that his delivery is part of...
by CyclingGuy
30 Sep 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6762

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Also, I'm assuming a "cyclists cafe" whilst providing extra services of interest to a cyclist (decent security parking, puncture repair kits) is for all legal intents and purposes a cafe open to all members of the general public? So even though the village may have lost a pub, they have s...
by CyclingGuy
3 Sep 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My YouTube cycling videos
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: My YouTube cycling videos

Here's one of mine.


Filmed with GoPro Hero 7 black & OnePlus 6T, Still images from OnePlus 6T & Nikon S7000
https://youtu.be/XkoadPqqSZY
by CyclingGuy
2 Sep 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 5916

Re: Rehook

Having also seen it on 'The Den' last night I have spent all day working on a new plastic device that allows the user to easily remove and replace the dust cap on inner tubes. My prototype currently looks a little like a finger and thumb dipped in wax, but it's getting there!