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by climo
22 Jun 2009, 7:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Litter Everywhere
Replies: 24
Views: 1181

Re: Litter Everywhere

It's very depressing to see people have so little regard for the environment. I once read that it will take 2500 years for an aluminum can to decay enough to be undetectable in the ground. But be honest, do you walk / cycle past it? Lets all try to pick up 5 pieces of rubbish per day / ride. Write t...
by climo
19 Jun 2009, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye LD1100 rear lamp - strange screw?
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Cateye LD1100 rear lamp - strange screw?

Isn't there a small 'knock out' recess thingy at the back you screw through into a rack.
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Thor ... -11694.htm
by climo
17 Jun 2009, 8:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Schwalbe Tyre
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Which Schwalbe Tyre

Sorry for the same old question, but.... I have a Thorn Nomad tourer fitted with 26x2.25 Marathon XR tyres. I prefer to cycle on rough tracks and very minor roads. To me, stability and puncture resistance are important factors. I'd like to try lighter, faster tyres and was thinking of a pair of Schw...
by climo
24 May 2009, 3:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling the South Downs
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Cycling the South Downs

Hasting to Penzance (Lands End) by bus means a long day and costs £53. You change at London Victoria Bus station (arrive at and leave from). The bus may or may not take your bagged bike. :( http://www.nationalexpress.com By train costs £34.50 if you book soon but you have to cycle a few miles across...
by climo
20 May 2009, 10:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Has anyone used a Selle SMP Strike TRK saddle??
Replies: 15
Views: 7377

Re: Anyone used a Selle SMP Strike TRK saddle??

I use the next model up in the range. Very good for me. No pressure or discomfort underneath. I set mine dead level as per the instructions and it's fine.
by climo
20 May 2009, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

I put a waypoint just after a turn and then place one or two points on the road to keep me on the chosen route, especially in the 'follow road' mode and keep an eye on the screen in case it re-routes me down the wrong way which it is prone to do. :? I then check the route on the HCX screen. All this...
by climo
19 May 2009, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

...... My waypoints include the instruction and I number them numerically eg 1-L 2-R 3-SO 4-O2 - that's for roundabout. I assign one of the data fields to distance to next waypoint, one to the pointer and one to the waypoint name. I also put the waypoint bang on the junction. It seems a bit pointle...
by climo
17 May 2009, 6:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Tax....
Replies: 34
Views: 1665

Re: Road Tax....

Playing devils advocate. A car driver could say that a band A vehicle doesn't get any special treatment on the road but cyclists get special paths and reserved strips of carriageway, boxes at junctions, etc. All paid for somehow and with no revenue raised from the specialised users. As for the 'it a...
by climo
16 May 2009, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

Thanks all. Just tried navigating to a point on the device, using the in-built directions rather than a pre-defined route. Still won't give me any prior indication of what to do at a junction - no pop-up, no arrow, no beep (despite all of these being enabled in the settings). Feels like I've wasted...
by climo
16 May 2009, 11:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

jonboy is right I'm sure. The waypoint should be AFTER the junction and make sure all your waypoints are bang on the road or you'll be lead of route for a few yards then the unit will U-turn you back.
by climo
16 May 2009, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

Sounds like a route before it is calculated.
When you select route in list of routes does a 'calculating route' message show?
Make a small route that you know then ride it and see what happens.

I'm really running out of ideas here. I'm sure that there are others here who are more knowledgeable.
by climo
16 May 2009, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

yes the HCX can give audible and visual turn by turn and names the road you are turning into. Menu - routing setup - next turn pop up - on Menu - Tones- Turn warning Approaching a turn, unit will beep (too quietly in traffic), screen changes to overhead plan with big arrow to indicate turn with the ...
by climo
16 May 2009, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

Thanks both. I've tried importing the map from the SD card and it displays correctly in MapSource but throws an error whenever I use any routing functionality - so no use. On the garmin can you plot a route using waymarks over the track, then select "follow road"? either in mapsource or o...
by climo
16 May 2009, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

Have you thought of using Bikely.com or another mapping program, exporting a gpx file and loading it to your garmin? Just tried this. Bikely exports the course as a track, rather than a route. If I use the "Trakback" feature on the device, I can click the end of the track and follow a lin...
by climo
16 May 2009, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Route finding by GPS

Have you thought of using Bikely.com or another mapping program, exporting a gpx file and loading it to your garmin?