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by Paul Smith SRCC
10 Jul 2020, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin battery life extension
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Garmin battery life extension

Any tips for making the life on my Garmin 800 a bit longer... My 810 is an evolution of your 800 and I don't get much more out of mine either, never have! I've done all the recommended settings, screen brightness reduced, Bluetooth off and displaying a data screen when following a route that flips ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
9 Jul 2020, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TA Carmina Triple
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: TA Carmina Triple

... do I need a new bottom bracket to bring the remaining two rings in a bit and give me a better chain line... I use a TA Carmina triple with Campagnolo Record 10 speed long cage rear mech' and triple front, 13-29 cassette, 26/36/46 rings. I use a JIS 116mm BB, my Van Nicholas Yukon has a front me...
by Paul Smith SRCC
4 Jul 2020, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore
Replies: 21
Views: 611

Re: Garmin Edge Explore

Should I ignore the Garmin Edge Explore or just work with its limitations? Well my conclusion with the 810 was the latter, they all drive you round the bend instead of navigating you around it on occasion! To put it into some kind of context, after posting yesterday I composed a 100 mile route via ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
3 Jul 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore
Replies: 21
Views: 611

Re: Garmin Edge Explore

I've been using the Garmin Edge 810 since 2013 and I am still enjoying it now in 2020, I wanted it for much the same reason as you, I just wanted to plan then follow that route. I have written an account of my experience as a new user that maybe of interest (click for link) as much of it is based on...
by Paul Smith SRCC
1 Jul 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 66
Views: 2109

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

CTC Dolan GXC Large.jpg Large Dolan GXC CTC 2021 Trek Domane SL4 56cm.jpg 56cm Trek Domane I like your bike CAD images a lot, it‘s helpful/ interesting to see the two frames side by side. I composed those in BikeCAD Pro (something to do while I'm on Furlough, so much for the biketrade booming...) b...
by Paul Smith SRCC
1 Jul 2020, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 66
Views: 2109

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

I still think the bikes in this thread would make more sense if the top tube ran from the seat tube, to just underneath the stem. Those who wanted a low position could fit a -17deg stem, the rest could lose the stack of spacers. I looked up the details of Dolan's GXC. Although it has a very high fr...
by Paul Smith SRCC
22 Jun 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any way to assess toe(clip) overlap on x frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Any way to assess toe(clip) overlap on x frame?

As 531Colin has mentioned manufacturers geometry data is often incomplete; it's occasionally wrong as well! But, if each of the bikes you are considering publishes enough accurate data you may find value in composing each in BikeCAD free , the 'toe overlap' feature is not available like it is on the...
by Paul Smith SRCC
21 Jun 2020, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Saddle fitting

I had a similar puzzle with a two bolt saddle clamp. The angle adjustment looked for all the world to be via a plastic thumb screw that you turned with thumb and forefinger, but that was not the case. Looking closer, the thumb screw was drilled right through, in two places to take a thin bar or all...
by Paul Smith SRCC
27 May 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1640
Views: 471420

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

My winter fixie that has been my go to bike for my urban cycling during the past few weeks. 30 year old Dave Yates built Reynolds 531 frameset, TA Vega chainset, 18 year old Schmidt hub handbuilt by me onto Mavic Open Pro rims, 3ttt bars and stem and a Carradice Super C Rack bag , the Brooks team Pr...
by Paul Smith SRCC
27 May 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Isla 24" geometry for a bamboo build
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Isla 24" geometry for a bamboo build

It can take what seems like an eternity to load but in reality on my laptop it's was only a minute or two each time I tried it, for consistency I cleared the history and cache plus turned the computer off and restarted a couple of times. Both 'Google Chrome' and the updated version of 'Edge' loaded...
by Paul Smith SRCC
21 May 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek - FX2 vs. FX3
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Trek - FX2 vs. FX3

I assume to have also looked at the Trek comparisons , occasionally a bike model will evolve into a something with a slightly different focus as you move up the range; in this case both are aimed at the same riding experience. The differences can be seen on that comparison between each, but that's n...
by Paul Smith SRCC
19 May 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2020 Trek Domane SLR7
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: 2020 Trek Domane SLR7

The Trek Domane is their endurance bike and is in effect their version of your Cannondale Synapse, so if you enjoyed that you should also enjoy the Domane. Naturally it depends on just how old and worn out your Cannondale was as well as the specification, a new bike in a higher spec' should also eff...
by Paul Smith SRCC
5 May 2020, 9:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Mavic Ksyrium Wheelset & Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Old Mavic Ksyrium Wheelset & Tyres

Personal tyre choices and respective conclusions justifiably vary from rider to rider; one may swear by a tyre and another because of it. Like you I have used Gator Skins on my Audax bike, a Van Nicholas Yukon , also on Mavic Equipe. For me they ticked all the boxes on that bike for what I use it fo...
by Paul Smith SRCC
4 May 2020, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek Domane SLR 7 or SL
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Trek Domane SLR 7 or SL

I am going to purchase a new bike and have decided on a Trek Domane but am in sure to get the SLR or the SL. The model I’m after is the SRAM force eTap ax’s one. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with these as the SLR is£1,650 dearer than the SL. The only differences I can see are the rea...
by Paul Smith SRCC
23 Apr 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not?
Replies: 163
Views: 11092

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

When I first started cycling it was common practice to ride a fixie through the winter, one theory being it taught you to pedal smoothly. Add to that the 1/8" transmission is longer lasting than 3/32", having to pedal all the time keeps you warmer, you have more control when it's slippery ...