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by busb
25 Oct 2018, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2994

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: 2994

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: 2994

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: 2108

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: 1084

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: 1084

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...
by busb
25 Sep 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Point Me Going Tubeless
Replies: 21
Views: 1084

Re: Any Point Me Going Tubeless

My Giant Defy came set up tubeless 18 months ago - had a few unexplained reductions in pressure but never by much. I was so impressed by this, I converted my hybrid to tubeless which entailed buying new wheels (built up for me). TBH, it was a real baptism of hell-fire setting them up. You are suppos...
by busb
22 Aug 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback hybrids and their potential
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: Ridgeback hybrids and their potential

I have a 5yr old Ridgeback Flight 03. Once I'd ditched the saddle & pedals, it was fine. Not too familiar with the brand over & above what's been said, I enjoy riding it & have not encountered any issues. Mine is chain driven with 10sp x 3 derailleurs.
by busb
20 Aug 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16407

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

It is good to do as much as possible oneself If one cannae/willnae it, it is still worth trying to understand Not doing something oneself doesn't imply inability. I'm able to do many servicing tasks on bikes but sometimes choose to let someone else do it - especially when it's free as is a yearly f...
by busb
18 Aug 2018, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 820's touch screen
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Garmin 820's touch screen

The brightness is currently set to auto & touch sensitivity, set to medium. Used it for the 1st time for a short ride around town of under 2 mikes - it's telling the recovery time is 6hrs but it's still severely under-estimating av speed with Auto Puase set to stop! The s/w has been updated to 9...
by busb
17 Aug 2018, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 820's touch screen
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Garmin 820's touch screen

Des That’s just the info I need! Thanks for writing such a comprehensive reply. My Edge25 can’t adjust the min speed for auto stop/start (set to ~7 mph) so under-estimates av speed & Garmin Connect is far from perfect so my expectations of the 820 are moderated by experience & others’ commen...
by busb
16 Aug 2018, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 70
Views: 3171

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

Used my hybrid to comute this morning instead of my Defy - it has mudguards - was raining hard in mid-Berks. It’s the aftermath I'm not so keen on such as putting on half dried gear for the journey home. Fortunately, was dry & warm so I ended up dry & warm pretty quickly. Not the case in win...
by busb
16 Aug 2018, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 820's touch screen
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Garmin 820's touch screen

..if the Garmin 820's touch screen has got any better since launch? I'd be happy with the 520 Plus if it could navigate on the go.
by busb
15 Aug 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16407

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

. They did suggest drops were better for longer rides due to having 3 potential hand positions -. i'd agree with that, and add that the number of positions is way more than three. I'd also add that if you have interrupter levers on the top of the drops, riding on the tops isn't much different from ...
by busb
15 Aug 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16407

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

if I had to ride all the time in an urban environment I would probably have flat bars, simply because they offer the best and quickest access to the brakes. As it is, dropped bars suit most of my riding best. In an urban situation I 'cover the brakes' nearly all the time, in order that I don't have...