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by Syd
5 Aug 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car speedometer accuracy.
Replies: 38
Views: 722

Re: Car speedometer accuracy.

Can I ask why you want to know? Yes, of course you can. Measuring against a known standard calibrated speedometer is the only way to tell how accurate your speedometer actually is. If you’ve got particularly large aftermarket rims, and haven’t compensated by reducing your tyre’s profile, that will ...
by Syd
5 Aug 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car speedometer accuracy.
Replies: 38
Views: 722

Re: Car speedometer accuracy.

Can I ask why you want to know?
by Syd
4 Aug 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sick of Mars bars....
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: Sick of Mars bars....

One sportive I was odd had fig rolls at one of the stops. They went down well..
by Syd
3 Aug 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50% off meals to a max of £10 pp
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: 50% off meals to a max of £10 pp

According to all the news reports, the discount can be used as often as you like. I wonder if that means you could order a starter and then get 50% discount, ditto main, ditto dessert + coffee? When on holiday in Corfu many years ago we were told it was not unusual to have starter, main and desert ...
by Syd
3 Aug 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?
Replies: 31
Views: 1565

Re: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?

As Garmin is a very big and well-financed company, and has yet to issue a statement denying they paid the ransom, one has to assume they coughed up. Garmin 'paid multi-million dollar ransom to criminals using Arete IR', say sources http://news.sky.com/story/garmin-paid-multi-million-dollar-ransom-t...
by Syd
2 Aug 2020, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 200 error
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Garmin Edge 200 error

If you have been deleting files on the Garmin using the Mac the files still sit on the Garmin taking up space, but are hidden from view as they are in the Bin.

Reconnect you Garmin and empty the bin and see if it frees up space.
by Syd
1 Aug 2020, 9:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 164
Views: 3184

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

I had the same last twenty note in my pocket for most of lockdown. I really haven't used cash. However family members have posted cash to our son and he's used it. Well, I used contactless and took the note off him to sit in my wallet unused. If I get anything costing exactly £10 I'll use it just t...
by Syd
1 Aug 2020, 12:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone living in new lock down areas?
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Anyone living in new lock down areas?

Used to live in GM and can understand the reversal on some aspects of lockdown.

Mrs Syd was due to travel down next Friday to visit friends. That is now on hold.
by Syd
29 Jul 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Modern bikes noisier?
Replies: 30
Views: 829

Re: Modern bikes noisier?

With a solid rear carbon disc wheel the sound is very distinctive but difficult to describe. Its kinda like a slightly oscillating hum with oscillations diminishing the closer you get to maintaining smooth power through the entire pedal rotation. Deep rim front is similar but less noisy. Never used ...
by Syd
29 Jul 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Modern bikes noisier?
Replies: 30
Views: 829

Re: Modern bikes noisier?

My noisiest bike is my TT one due to its carbon disc rear wheel and deep rimmed front. If I move it to more standard wheels it’s close to being among my quietest.
by Syd
29 Jul 2020, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?
Replies: 31
Views: 1565

Re: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?

Like others I still have the maintenance banner but my 1030 synced through without issue when I was walking to my office this morning.
by Syd
27 Jul 2020, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?
Replies: 31
Views: 1565

Re: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?

I stuck on my Polar Grit X today instead but Mrs Syd’s stuff went across ok from her Garmin as did things from Thursday and into the weekend.
by Syd
25 Jul 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?
Replies: 31
Views: 1565

Re: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?

Another example of a first world problem.

So what if you can’t upload data for a few days, weeks or months?

I appreciate its more of an issue for those touring but a paper map should really always be readily to hand as technical failures are always possible.
by Syd
25 Jul 2020, 9:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Modern bikes noisier?
Replies: 30
Views: 829

Re: Modern bikes noisier?

I'd assumed it was some sort of safety measure :wink: But seriously, yes, it's now rare you can't hear the approach of a cycle, and some make a right old racket. It is an interesting point. My commuter is almost silent, aside from tyre against tarmac, due to belt drive and Alfine rear hub. I have t...
by Syd
24 Jul 2020, 6:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unfortunate URLs
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Unfortunate URLs

There is a site called Who Represents whose URL is not to be confused with any where you buy gifts for your paid sex partner.