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by andyml
11 May 2012, 11:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Calais/Gravelines?
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Re: Calais/Gravelines?

Many thanks folks

I really appreciate your suggestions.

brgds Andy
by andyml
11 May 2012, 12:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Calais/Gravelines?
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Calais/Gravelines?

Hi folks

I wonder if anyone here can recommend a quiet route from Calais to Gravelines? - it should suit a large group of cyclists of mixed abilities in search of lunch! Restaurant recommendations are welcome too.

Merci bien! Andy
by andyml
10 Apr 2012, 12:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 and POI issue
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Garmin 800 and POI issue

Thanks again johnb

I tried renaming the file with an img extension but that didn't work either.....the last contibution quoting garmin support seems rather disappointing.

very strange........... Andy
by andyml
10 Apr 2012, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 and POI issue
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Garmin 800 and POI issue

Thanks for replying johnb...

I used the dedicated uploader....and it wasn't a map...basically an excel file containing over 400 uk bike shops.

What's maddening is that I can see the file is present on the unit from my pc but the 800 itself cant read it.

brgds Andy
by andyml
9 Apr 2012, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 and POI issue
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Garmin 800 and POI issue

Hi Folks, I wonder if anyone here can help? I posted the following in the Garmin Cyclin/800 forum and hace had no responses yet. I wonder if anybody can help? I have successfully (?) loaded a POI file to my 800 (running 2.4)..I can see the file from my desktop sitting in the Garmin/POI directory wit...
by andyml
13 Mar 2012, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 77
Views: 18184

Re: Cycling World magazine

Hi Pete, i was a long term subscriber too but it couldn't continue as it was.....racing reports were weeks late, stacks of poor grainy photos, the editor indulged some contributors I think. But lots of good touring reports (Ken Craven's Mojacar rides) and others besides, oh yes, those MZ and Honda A...
by andyml
24 Dec 2011, 12:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help? V. Urgent - can I buy bike box & padding at Heathrow t
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: Help? V. Urgent - can I buy bike box & padding at Heathr

Bit late now I guess...I've only just read your plea but take a look at...

http://runwaycycling.com/heathrow-cycle-hub/

they're based in Newell Rd - north side of LHR just inside the perimeter (close to A4 Bath Rd)

brgds Andy
by andyml
23 Aug 2011, 2:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1172
Views: 338086

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hi everybody, I too have been lurking for some time and thought it about time i introduced myself - I also want to try and upload a pic! I'm 59, live in west London and early retired from a large airline - since I retired i've qualified as Cytech2, Bikeability Instructor and SkyRide Leader. My main ...
by andyml
30 Jul 2011, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new chain and cassette but....
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: new chain and cassette but....

Thanks for replying guys There is no frozen link as I checked for that but thanks for suggesting it. There was a little slipping before I fitted the new components but is seems slightly worse now. It's worse under load. Perhaps I should have mentiond that it's a Dualdrive APB with SRAM 3 speed hub -...
by andyml
30 Jul 2011, 12:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new chain and cassette but....
Replies: 4
Views: 479

new chain and cassette but....

Hi Folks, I hope someone can help... I have just fitted a new chain and 8 spd cassette to my Moulton APB but still feel something slipping at the back occasionally. The chain is a Sram PC48 with a Shimano casette...surely this can't be a case of incompatibility can it? Could it be cauasd by the jock...
by andyml
8 Jul 2011, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 77
Views: 18184

Re: Cycling World magazine

Cycling World is, sadly, very amateur. In honesty it would be best if someone could take it over and make it more professional as happened to Motorcycle Sport some years ago. Photos are poor and repetitive - half pages are given over to insignificant accessories. It's potential, now that cycling is ...
by andyml
17 Feb 2011, 1:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton - good or gimic?
Replies: 30
Views: 6753

Re: Brompton - good or gimic?

hi pete75, i have an m6 brommie as part of my humble fleet and enjoy riding it on suitable journeys. it's fold is quick and very compact...peerless in this respect i reckon. the downside for me is it's antiquated gearing mechanism - both 3 speec hub and crude derailleur. If this is likely to trouble...
by andyml
9 Jul 2010, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Inner tubes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2777

Re: Brompton Inner tubes?

many thanks Rogerzilla

I'll get some of that rim tape

best regards from Mothra!

;-)
by andyml
9 Jul 2010, 12:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Inner tubes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2777

Brompton Inner tubes?

Hi Folks, I'm trying to find a narrower inner tube replacement than is normally available through my LBS. The original equipment tube is much narrower than the 16 x 1 3/4 usually available (eg Schwalbe's AV3) and as a result far easier to fit.... in fact I can even replace the trye by hand provided ...
by andyml
20 Jun 2010, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Rival rear mech query
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: SRAM Rival rear mech query

Hi Third Crank....

not at all....it was kind of you to reply....

many thanks....Andy