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by bikes4two
1 Dec 2016, 4:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hit by a car, driver refused to give insurance details – what next?
Replies: 57
Views: 4882

Re: Hit by a car, driver refused to give insurance details – what next?

landsurfer wrote:The "produce your certificate of insurance" is a new one to me.

Mine only exists somewhere in Arizona in a Cray supercomputer called the iCloud.


Call me dumb, but aren't that what printers are for? :lol:
by bikes4two
25 Sep 2016, 10:42pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Smartphone Navigation with the Moto E
Replies: 23
Views: 9350

Re: Smartphone Navigation with the Moto E

> What ever app you load onto your Android (or iPhone for that matter), you will need to invest some time in learning how it works to get the best out of the app > The same can be said about Garmin devices too, although they do give workable results straight out of the box but to a limited extent > ...
by bikes4two
19 Sep 2016, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hi! New to forum, advice required!
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

Re: Hi! New to forum, advice required!

As an ex 18st fatty you have my sympathy. For me I just ate less and lost 1kg per week for 13 consecutive weeks, but hey, back to the bike. Tip 1- buy 2nd hand because you'll either give up cycling and you won't have wasted much money, or hopefully you'll love cycling and you'll quickly learn that t...
by bikes4two
17 Sep 2016, 4:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: android or chrome os offline map for editing gpx routes
Replies: 21
Views: 1743

Re: android or chrome os offline map for editing gpx routes

Hi Sweep, > FYI a friend of mine has a Windows tablet which runs a version of Basecamp which does the things you want I suspect? > However, for Android you'll need something else and I'm going to suggest you maybe take a look at Locus Map pro > I've been using this app for about 6 months now and am ...
by bikes4two
17 Sep 2016, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are expensive gear cables really all that?
Replies: 29
Views: 3716

Re: Are expensive gear cables really all that?

> I always use cheap cables for brakes and gears - Clarke's, Jagwire, eBay etc - and have never had a failure or other problem. > Cheap brake outers too but I always take great care to gett flush and smooth ends after cutting, and then fit ferrules. > Do I get shifting issues? I guess I do in that I...
by bikes4two
28 Aug 2016, 11:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Painful hip when camping
Replies: 32
Views: 3442

Re: Painful hip when camping

I have a thermarest mat which is lovely and warm at night and a good three season down sleeping bag. I find that when I sleep on my side it's difficult to get a good night's sleep due to hip pain in the hip next to the ground. When I turn over, the other hip starts to hurt. I have tried sleeping on...
by bikes4two
20 Aug 2016, 6:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Why it makes sense to bike without a helmet
Replies: 49
Views: 3199

Re: Why it makes sense to bike without a helmet

This is an old interesting one. Like most things, there are strong arguments on both sides for wearing a helmet or not. Statistics can be subjective. I tend to wear a helmet in the winter months when visibility and road conditions are poorer but in the summer I ditch the helmet. Maybe i'm being sil...
by bikes4two
18 Aug 2016, 6:51pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: what is this-You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold.
Replies: 3
Views: 10993

Re: what is this-You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold.

Ha, yes - I needed to have a sort out as some areas were 100% full - I then had to 'release held messages' and now all is well - thank you very much.
by bikes4two
18 Aug 2016, 5:16pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: what is this-You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold.
Replies: 3
Views: 10993

what is this-You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold.

Hello All,
I appear to have some PMs (visible in the 'notification' window) but on
trying to access them I get "You are not authorised to read private
messages that are on hold."

Can anyone advise me on this please?
by bikes4two
16 Aug 2016, 11:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike forwarding via sea freight
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Bike forwarding via sea freight

About 5 years ago I looked into shipping our tandem to NZ and back and actually spent some time on the phone to a shipping agent discussing this. I can't recall much of the details, only that it was an expensive thing to do and a figure of something approaching one thousand GBP for the return journe...
by bikes4two
15 Aug 2016, 10:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 781

Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

pwa wrote:A smear of grease on the cleat (all over) and the pedal. I do mine every time I lube the chain.


Similarly I've used petroleum jelly with good effect - possibly a little messy if you wear your cycling shoes indoors on a carpet though :shock:
by bikes4two
15 Aug 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1721

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

I got mine from Gearbest dot com's EU warehouse but I note it's out of stock but give Amazon and eBay a whirl. WARNING - DON'T repeat DON'T get one from a China/non-EU based source as you'll end up paying +20% on the purchase price :( I had such a terrible experience buying from Gearbest (my first ...
by bikes4two
11 Aug 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1721

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

......... Rooting a phone is unlikely to cause problems in itself and I feel the scaremongering from some manufacturers (including refusals to offer any support for rooted phones) is more about retaining/exerting control than any technical aspect. All rooting means is opening the phone up and takin...
by bikes4two
9 Aug 2016, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1721

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

Further to my contribution a few posts up: 1. The DG700 battery life: today I was out for a long ride so I thought I'd see what runtime I could get out of the battery. - Started with battery at 92% - LocusMap pro running, WiFi off but SIM active - Screen on at 60% brightness for the first 4hrs then ...
by bikes4two
8 Aug 2016, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1721

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

I looked up your phone on amazin bikes4two. https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00WBDO64U/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_next_2?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=2 Some very varied/divergent reviews to put it mildly. Can you explain/shed light on this? Hi sweep, Apolog...