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by PJ520
25 Dec 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

when I stop riding (take a rest), I press the button to stop the ride, then switch the unit off ... when I start riding again, I press the on switch then the record button. While I'm riding, I have a quick check at the distance travelled, and make sure that I've pressed the record button. simple, a...
by PJ520
24 Dec 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

Here's a reason for not taking your Garmin into a cafe with you. I did that today and lost half my ride, the hard bit of course. It seemed to assume I'd abandoned my ride. After some faff I got it going again, the thing even showed the profile of the big hills like it was supposed to, when I got hom...
by PJ520
24 Dec 2019, 1:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

that sounds like a daft feature. A 1030 is £500 and someone can just run off with it and whatever tracking it's got you probably won't catch them. Whereas if you just put it in your pocket then it's not likely to be stolen. Why do you park valuable easily stolen device of any kind outside a cafe? L...
by PJ520
23 Dec 2019, 11:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

that sounds like a daft feature. A 1030 is £500 and someone can just run off with it and whatever tracking it's got you probably won't catch them. Whereas if you just put it in your pocket then it's not likely to be stolen. Why do you park valuable easily stolen device of any kind outside a cafe? L...
by PJ520
23 Dec 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

No experience of the 1030, but the Montana will lock on the bike mount. Ok it's a star socket head that locks it, and the mount is on the bike with hex bolts, but the bolts can and are double-nutted. Unless the thief is tooled up sufficiently well, my Montana is secure. As for the idea of an alarm,...
by PJ520
23 Dec 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

Or, remove the Garmin and take off with the Garmin? Possibly after switching off the Garmin first? (Not seen that model, maybe there's something to prevent that, but...) I tried it and attempting to shut off the Garmin sets off the alarm and the only way to silence the alarm is with a PIN or from y...
by PJ520
23 Dec 2019, 6:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

Why would you leave your garmin on your bike? If you don't leave it on your bike how will the Garmin tell you someone is messing with your bike? Also the Garmin is unuseable if the alarm goes off and you don't have the PIN you need to disable the alarm from the device. With this feature if they nic...
by PJ520
23 Dec 2019, 12:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

The 1030 has a nice feature that detects if anyone moves your bike (i.e Garmin device). Once armed It gives you a message on your iPhone if motion of the 1030 is detected; just the thing if you're in a cafe and someone decides to take off with your bike. Here's my problem: I can't get my iPhone 11 t...
by PJ520
5 Dec 2019, 5:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help with tyre punctures
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: Help with tyre punctures

don't forget the possibility that the punctures are being caused by faulty/misplaced rim tapes, and are not being caused in the normal way. IME rubbish rim tapes are not at all uncommon on a lot of new bikes; it seems to be the first place they try and save a few pennies on the specification. cheer...
by PJ520
28 Nov 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting into cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 2497

Re: Getting into cycling

Have you looked at bike clubs? The one I belong to has rides of different efforts starting off at Leisurely (10-12 mph on the flat) all the way up to Super Strenuous (25mph+ on the flat). You should be able to find something similar. A club ride gives you a couple of things: (a) a discipline - you ...
by PJ520
27 Nov 2019, 12:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting into cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 2497

Re: Getting into cycling

Have you looked at bike clubs? The one I belong to has rides of different efforts starting off at Leisurely (10-12 mph on the flat) all the way up to Super Strenuous (25mph+ on the flat). You should be able to find something similar. A club ride gives you a couple of things: (a) a discipline - you a...
by PJ520
22 Oct 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 59
Views: 3429

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Do you get Showers Pass brand in the UK? I've got one that's very good and has pit zips plus a high collar that keeps out the worst but not cheap. Hmm... seems you do https://showerspass.co.uk/
by PJ520
10 Oct 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3708

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

pete75 wrote:[
Bloody hell man - what do expect roads unused by no other vehicles but you and your bike?
That would be nice. :D
by PJ520
10 Oct 2019, 4:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3708

Re: The worst place in the Norway for cycling?

brynpoeth wrote:Many freeways in the US have shoulders for cycling,
Many? In my experience most don't although some do. And those that do tend to have shoulders strewn with debris particularly shredded truck tires with steel belts that cause insidious punctures you don't find until days later.
by PJ520
9 Oct 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 59
Views: 3429

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Cycle capes suit some and not others. can, in windy weather blow inside out over your head... I gave up on mine. You could well be right about that but I can't say I ever saw it happen (with a school party in the Trossachs) Many of us had ex WD "gas capes" Remember them? Which were even w...