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by busb
3 Mar 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB Cleats Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: MTB Cleats Advice needed

I've been using SPDs since the 1st Shimano shoe/pedal combo way back when. For the 1st time user, it's sensible to adjust all the cleat release tension screws for easy release - 4 screws in all on most pedals. My hybrid has XT pedals & my road bike has XTR so don't have to swap shoes & can w...
by busb
2 Mar 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Riding out of the saddle - unexpected issues.
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Riding out of the saddle - unexpected issues.

Does your tourer have drop bars? I can't ride out of the saddle holding onto the drops but can on the tops or hoods.
by busb
2 Mar 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Re: Bike computer

I can't comment on the Edge 130 directly but can say it's been well-received as being one of Garmin's better cycling computers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGe3_MxFXpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mPWSEpaIBo https://road.cc/content/review/249884-garmin-edge-130 All reviews I've seen comment ...
by busb
2 Mar 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8713

Re: Overtaking roadies?

Definitely a humblebrag but an amusing one (to me). On a slightly sadder note, I rarely say hello to other cyclists these days because I nearly always am greeted by silence in return. I always reply on the few occasions when I am acknowledged though.
by busb
2 Mar 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Re: Bike computer

I would 2nd the Garmin Edge 130 as a contender. My Edge 820 with recent firmware updates, works well enough but suffers from poor daytime visibility under sunny conditions. Non-colour displays such as on the Edge 130 & Wahoos tend to have better contrast therefore less distracting - requiring a ...
by busb
27 Feb 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset
Replies: 60
Views: 7110

Re: Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset

Some recent innovations such as hydraulic road disc brakes, thru-axles, wider & tubeless tyres I embrace - if I had limitless funds, I might even try electronic shifting but single chainrings strikes me as the cycle industry being more interested in churning incompatiblliy than anything else. I ...
by busb
26 Feb 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820

I must confess to feeling sorry for any unfortunate soul who agonizes over how far they might or might not have travelled, as I also feel sorry for anyone who downloads after rides or who updates to a new version of whatever software they are using on whatever goddamn fangled device they might have...
by busb
24 Feb 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820

Although the Garmin Remote works well enough, it seems it can only be paired with one host at a time - I added my Edge 25 (rather pointless, I know) but refused to work with my Edge 820 until, I re-paired it which then wouldn't control the 25. Not a deal breaker for me.
by busb
20 Feb 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Returned to my Garmin Edge 820

Before Xmas, I returned to using my Edge 25 due to the Bluetooth to iPhone issues I was having with my Edge 820. Garmin finally resolved the connection problem with v11.00. Both Garmins were underestimating distance by a few percent compared with my phone app (Cyclemeter) that I considered to be rea...
by busb
25 Oct 2018, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 3267

Re: What computer do you recommend?

..... I've yet to read a bad review of the recent Wahoo models but loads of bad reviews of Garmins. Even getting the 820 to talk to my Mac Mini via USB can take several attempts. They exist - I've written one (with photographic evidence!).. Ian Some of the best films, bikes, novels, tyres, bike com...
by busb
25 Oct 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 3267

Re: What computer do you recommend?

I've just managed to re-pair my Garmin Edge 820 with my iPhone after a recent Garmin update - it took over 10 attempts. From my experience it often takes an Apple product to screw up otherwise working communications unless you are trying to communicate between 2 Apple products! Trying to work thing...
by busb
24 Oct 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 3267

Re: What computer do you recommend?

I've just managed to re-pair my Garmin Edge 820 with my iPhone after a recent Garmin update - it took over 10 attempts. There may well be several models from Garmin but all use their rubbish software. I now regularly beat myself up for not buying the Wahoo that may have slightly poorer mapping but i...
by busb
29 Sep 2018, 12:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords withdraw Cuk discount on sale items
Replies: 41
Views: 2263

Re: Halfords withdraw Cuk discount on sale items

I find most shops that give the discount such as Evans & Cycle Republic don't on already discounted goods that accounts for most items or certainly many. I'm yet to receive any on labour charges. The only LBS that flatly refused any discount on a fully priced item was 700 in Windsor (Garmin Edge...
by busb
29 Sep 2018, 12:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Point Me Going Tubeless
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

Re: Any Point Me Going Tubeless

perhaps I'll store with the valves down-most to see if overcoming the initial lack of air entering the tyres changes or not. That's the first time I've heard of an initial resistance to air being pumped into a tubeless tyre - is it something many tubeless users report? If so, I wonder if that is a ...
by busb
28 Sep 2018, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Point Me Going Tubeless
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

Re: Any Point Me Going Tubeless

One more point - remember to have the valves uppermost for adding or releasing air should you go with tubeless. I thought that was only specifically recommended for CO2 use, i.e. to minimise any damage to the sealant from the very low temperature of the gas as it expands and comes into contact with...