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by nez
16 Feb 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedal extenders ( to stop boots rubbing crank arm ) ?? Any experience ?
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Pedal extenders ( to stop boots rubbing crank arm ) ?? Any experience ?

I had pedal extenders for a while. If you have ten to two feet they help a bit, but you need to watch in if you lean over a lot cornering because they make it much more likely you'll clout the ground - a bit like riding a Brompton. Fine if you've expecting it but can be a bit of a surprise the first...
by nez
15 Feb 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

Well I bought a battery repair kit - quite inexpensive and I couldn't have bought the spudgers and special screwdrivers for less - only to discover when I took it apart the usb connector was corroded off the board. This is an item which is machine soldered in place and I think would be near impossib...
by nez
13 Feb 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

Garmin's out-of-guarantee repair policy has always been replacement by a refurbished unit at around 1/3 the cost of a new unit. The unit you sent in will either be refurbished for someone else, or cannibalised for spare parts. It's 30% off, not '1/3 of the price.' And I wonder what's your source fo...
by nez
9 Feb 2020, 12:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1747

Re: Toolkit pliers?

The OP may like to know a rubber band will often overcome the problem of grip on something you want to unscrew, especially something knurled like valve locknuts, pump connectors etc.
by nez
8 Feb 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2231

Re: Brucey

You couldn't be worse on screen than the chap who presents the Park tools pieces, yet he remains watchable because he's very clear and repeats bits that might be complicated. The legendary Calvin! He is indeed very clear and conveys authority. I increasingly find myself looking for videos rather th...
by nez
8 Feb 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2231

Re: Brucey

You couldn't be worse on screen than the chap who presents the Park tools pieces, yet he remains watchable because he's very clear and repeats bits that might be complicated.
by nez
8 Feb 2020, 7:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

I bought a battery repair kit from a German co for £15, including special mini torx type screwdriver and spudger. We will see if I can repair or am a spudger bodger.
by nez
7 Feb 2020, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

<<Why do you assume Garmin would scrap the device rather than recycle?>>

If they are recycling they're doing it via a round trip to China - the only suppliers of spare/refurb parts I can find are in Shenzhen
by nez
7 Feb 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

thatsnotmyname wrote:
nez wrote:Does anyone have a recommendations for a simple handlebar device? I don't need map reading


Take a look at some of the Bryton devices, they get some pretty good reviews and are a good alternative to Garmin.


Thanks.
by nez
7 Feb 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

<<I know nothing about Garmins or GPS but my impression from what you have written is that Garmin will in fact trade old units on and recoup some of the discount. I just cannot see the rationale otherwise for their taking yours back.>> They aren't offering to do that. I expect it's more a customer l...
by nez
7 Feb 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

If yours is a battery problem, they’re not hard to replace. YouTube will show you how and replacements on eBay. Out of warranty repairs are uneconomical on many modern electronics, that’s the way of the world whether we like it or not. Without wishing to be rude, this doesn't add up. They are eithe...
by nez
7 Feb 2020, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

Trip, time elapsed, record a track, sometimes use HR, speed, altitude (very useful in Essex!). The simple stuff.

ps it's so exciting to be writing to Marcus Aurelius. Did you really throw the legion's eagle into a river in Lusitania?
by nez
7 Feb 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2231

Re: Brucey

Bruce is the Heineken of cycling. If Brucey made GPSs they wouldn't be scrap at the first sign of going wrong (see my other thread).
by nez
7 Feb 2020, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

recommendation for simple bike GPS? and a warning about Garmin devices

Do you think of a Garmin 510 as a recent device? I do, though I've had mine for a couple of years. When it stopped working I went through a rigmarole on their website support section to be told " I'm afraid that The device you require is now discontinued and we do not plan to manufacture anymor...
by nez
6 Feb 2020, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium seatpost
Replies: 27
Views: 1274

Re: Titanium seatpost

...it's not going to rust or corrode in any way... The seatpost itself won't, but some titanium frames have aluminium inserts in the seat tube. The presence of a titanium seatpost against the aluminium in an area that may get quite wet can result in the aluminium corroding. Then you need Duralac, w...