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by Binkyboy
2 Sep 2016, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps for Etrex 30
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: Maps for Etrex 30

I was so annoyed at the Garmin Edge Touring, I bought the eTrex 30. Whilst still being not the easiest thing to use, it is easier to use than the Edge Touring. After a lot of use, I have now pretty much got to grips with the eTrex, but I do wish Garmin would supply some decent instructions on what e...
by Binkyboy
1 Sep 2016, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps for Etrex 30
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: Maps for Etrex 30

I use http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ Free maps of the entire world, but only download the ones you need for your trip, or you'll quickly run out of memory. Easy installation and free. I'm surprised your eTrex 30 doesn't have a map of the UK pre-installed, but perhaps you bought a budget version. BA...
by Binkyboy
1 Sep 2016, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Would you use equipment that protects your shoulder and collarbone during a fall?
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: Would you use equipment that protects your shoulder and collarbone during a fall?

Having been cycling for 50+years, and c300k miles (500k Kms) and only broken a collar bone twice in all that time, the answer would be NO I wouldn't. A broken collar bone is not that big an issue, unless there are complications, most are back on their bikes (albeit carefully!) within 3-4 weeks. No d...
by Binkyboy
20 Dec 2015, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres
Replies: 91
Views: 194726

Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

All tyres are much easier to fit if you do it the correct way, ALWAYS FINISH AT THE VALVE. By doing that, the tyre can drop down into the well opposite the valve, and thus allow a bit more room to get it over the last bit. If you don't finish at the valve, the valve body stops the tyre dropping down...
by Binkyboy
19 Dec 2015, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres
Replies: 91
Views: 194726

Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Many people ignore the need to always finish at the valve. By doing this, the tyre can sit down into the well opposite the valve and thus allow the tyre to move up towards the valve and allow the tyre over the side of the rim enough to get it on. Once in the rim, reposition it concentrically to avoi...
by Binkyboy
19 Dec 2015, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best SPD Shoes For Walking - SORTED THANKS
Replies: 11
Views: 1904

Re: Best SPD Shoes For Walking

I find Shimano SH-XC30L very good and at about £50 or so, good value. The sole is very rigid, so no toe cramp when pushing hard, and the cleats are fully recessed into the deeply treaded sole. I have now had 3 pairs of these and am very happy with them. I use them all the time, having abandoned Look...
by Binkyboy
18 Dec 2015, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accurate Tyre Pressure Gauge.
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: Accurate Tyre Pressure Gauge.

The "correct" tyre pressure is totally variable and must consider:- Load on that particular wheel. Remember the load on the front is less than rear, and varies with the rider's weight and luggage carried on that particular section of that day's ride. The size (fatness) of the tyre. It's co...
by Binkyboy
24 Feb 2014, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threaded headset question
Replies: 13
Views: 6154

Re: Threaded headset question

Personally, I have always found the "anti-rotation" washer never works and always have to use two spanners anyway.
That goes for the tabbed (tongued) and flatted types.
So if the washer is in the way, take it out.
by Binkyboy
24 Feb 2014, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable outer, full or "broken"?
Replies: 13
Views: 9240

Re: Cable outer, full or "broken"?

Have you just tried a good look? By that I mean get someone to squeeze the lever and watch what happens at the various points as the cable transfers the force from lever to brake. You will be able to see something squashing or bending more on one bike than the other and that will give you the clue. ...
by Binkyboy
24 Feb 2014, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump issue
Replies: 9
Views: 7000

Re: Pump issue

Some pumps have a knurled piece that clamps down onto the rubber collar through which the valve goes. If this is not tight, air will simply leak out past the threads. Make sure it is tight. It may have split, which means you can't tighten it because it simply opens up. It may also be that the rubber...
by Binkyboy
16 Feb 2014, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"
Replies: 11
Views: 9761

Re: Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"

I had a problem with mine today, but think it was finger trouble. I was following a pre-programmed route from my pc using a GPX file that I know is fine because others have used it. All went well for 40mls until I ignored the "Turn Right" instruction and turned left instead. It's just ano...
by Binkyboy
11 Feb 2014, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"
Replies: 11
Views: 9761

Re: Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"

I had a problem with mine today, but think it was finger trouble. I was following a pre-programmed route from my pc using a GPX file that I know is fine because others have used it. All went well for 40mls until I ignored the "Turn Right" instruction and turned left instead. It's just ano...
by Binkyboy
9 Feb 2014, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best, small, cheap bike accessory
Replies: 48
Views: 10116

Re: Best, small, cheap bike accessory

mercalia wrote:
Binkyboy wrote:Puncture outfit!


we all have one of those - try again?


It's still the best, small cheap bike accessory!
by Binkyboy
9 Feb 2014, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best, small, cheap bike accessory
Replies: 48
Views: 10116

Re: Best, small, cheap bike accessory

Puncture outfit!