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by Claud
1 Jan 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Oooo - that Lezyne FAQ is useful (should've looked there before!). Also says " Why won't GPX files give me turn by turn navigation? Turn by turn navigation (TBT) is only written in TCX codes, so if you're using a GPX file it will not produce TBT. Also, it is important to note that not all TCX f...
by Claud
1 Jan 2020, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Thanks for all the thorough answers, guys. Will get myself a Mini :D
by Claud
31 Dec 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Fantastic - thanks for taking the time to do the test, Paulatic. (Sorry for slow reply - been offline at the outlaws for a few days.) To NA: The manual tells us functionality is same across the Micro, Mini, Macro & Super. Also, I can't see the TbT software being any different in the XL, and Paul...
by Claud
26 Dec 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Thanks folks. Nice to see the manual - which confirms functionlity is same across devices (although focuses on how they work with the phone app, not if they work without it). And v helpful to know the turn-by-turn instructions can be edited at home pre-ride. I much prefer to carry just my tiny Nokia...
by Claud
23 Dec 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

The mini like it’s bigger versions when linked with your phone will give you TbT. If you go off route it will tell you so and at this point I find moving to the breadcrumb and you can see yourself getting back to the line, or not. TbT when the route is created with Lezyne is usually not too bad but...
by Claud
21 Dec 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Does anyone here have a Lezyne Mini? I'm wondering what it's like for navigation? My routes are always planned ahead, so am not bothered about the lack of mapping. I understand it does 'turn-by-turn' navigation, eg. "turn left in 150m". I'm particularly wondering: - What does it do if you ...
by Claud
22 Apr 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2771

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

That kicked off a great discussion - thanks, guys :) On the Eurostar regs, it just says "2 pieces of luggage (up to 85cm long) + 1 small piece of hand luggage". So I guess that's the length of the longest side. No stated restriction on the length of other sides, but can't imagine they'd be...
by Claud
22 Apr 2019, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2771

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

I had no problem getting up the cols of the Pyrenees or down for that matter on mine. Maybe I am just a fitter and stronger cyclist than you? However I recognise Bromptons are expensive and may well be out of some people's budget which is when the misinformation is brought up. A bit like the Rohlof...
by Claud
20 Apr 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2771

Best Folding Tourer?

I'm after a touring bike that can go hand-baggage to the Alps etc by train. It'll just be used a few days a year, so will look second-hand, likely eBay. Essential to me are: folds down to less than 85cm max dimension for Eurostar & TGVs, can take a rack for panniers + small tent on top, lowest g...
by Claud
3 Apr 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?

Thanks, guys. And nice techy video. And nice shiny bike, Nick - maybe even dripping oil on David Cameron :D
by Claud
2 Apr 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?

What's the advice on where to clamp a bike to a cycle maintenance stand and the direction to align the clamp? Obviously I want to minimise bending and twisting forces on the frame (titanium) and seatpost. Intuition tells me maybe clamp to the seatpost, keeping the post roughly vertical, but not sure...
by Claud
4 Nov 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M520's - Worn Pedals or Cleats?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: M520's - Worn Pedals or Cleats?

Thanks folks - I'll gamble on just a pair of SH51s. No use for another set of pedals.
by Claud
3 Nov 2018, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M520's - Worn Pedals or Cleats?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

M520's - Worn Pedals or Cleats?

My feet are now unclipping from my Shimano PD-M520s when I pull hard, even with the spring tightened up. It's worse on the right, which is the side I unclip for a quick stop. There's also some up & down movement when I pedal, and sometimes a little rattly. Is it more likely to be the pedals or c...
by Claud
13 Aug 2016, 11:57am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Camping at Severn Bridge
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Wild Camping at Severn Bridge

Thanks, bikepacker - would be ideal. Do you have any details or a more precise location? I can't see anything on google, UK Campsites, or OS maps. (Re. trespassing, personally I wouldn't camp on private land without permission, and anyway I find farmers are usually happy to accommodate a small tent ...
by Claud
13 Aug 2016, 11:34am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Camping at Severn Bridge
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Wild Camping at Severn Bridge

Does anyone happen to know of a good wild camping spot near the M48 Severn Bridge? Either side is fine.

(On route from SW to S.Wales, and campsites add 10-15 miles to the route. And wild camping is fun anyway :) )

Thanks!