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by Binkyboy
9 Feb 2014, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best, small, cheap bike accessory
Replies: 48
Views: 10107

Re: Best, small, cheap bike accessory

That doesn't really explain anything. What does it do once it's around the brake lever? Give you an extra position to apply the brakes from? The idea is it holds the lever in the "brake on" position, just if you were squeezing the lever tight. It's a "handbrake" like cars have.
by Binkyboy
9 Feb 2014, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you fix a puncture?
Replies: 64
Views: 8931

Re: How do you fix a puncture?

You missed a step. Pray that the glue in the tube hasn't dried out. :wink: It only dries out if you open the wrong end....that is, the end with the screw cap that the manufacturer wants you to open. If you open the other (ie right, ie manufacturer's "wrong") end by un-rolling the tube, yo...
by Binkyboy
9 Feb 2014, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"
Replies: 11
Views: 9717

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 anot...
by Binkyboy
8 Feb 2014, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"
Replies: 11
Views: 9717

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

Now I have to find out why it decided to switch itself off this morning, 20 miles into my ride but with 71% battery life left! My Edge 605 has turned itself off a few times - maybe 3 or 4 since 2008 so I'm not counting it as a big problem & on restarting it has been back showing the loaded cour...
by Binkyboy
8 Feb 2014, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"
Replies: 11
Views: 9717

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

Many thanks, chaps. By trial and error I have now deduced that the message only appears when approaching a turn on the map view and the screen zooms in automatically. By tapping the screen when the message appears, the screen reverts back to the previous view. After a few moments it automatically zo...
by Binkyboy
7 Feb 2014, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"
Replies: 11
Views: 9717

Garmin Edge Touring - "Tap to go back"

"Tap to go back" on the screen of the Garmin Edge touring model.

What on earth does this mean and is supposed to do?
Anyone know?
It just sends mine into chaos.
by Binkyboy
10 Jul 2013, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure-gauge calibration
Replies: 81
Views: 5608

Re: Pressure-gauge calibration

Does it really matter?
Before we were affluent and could afford gauges, we just used to pump the tyre up until it was "hard", and were quite happy with the result.
by Binkyboy
10 Jul 2013, 1:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain jumping off sprockets
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Chain jumping off sprockets

I assume the chain and chainrings and cogs are all new or nearly new?
If not, an old chain on a new cog and/or chainring will skip, and any other combination of new/old.
by Binkyboy
10 Jul 2013, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I check for cracks?
Replies: 18
Views: 4024

Re: How do I check for cracks?

I have successfully used the soak in paraffin and then wipe it off then dust with talcum powder version before.

The paraffin seeps into even the tiniest crack and the talcum powder will draw it out and stick to the crack and show as a dark/damp line.
by Binkyboy
10 Jul 2013, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjusting a Head Set
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Adjusting a Head Set

There are lots of things that could be wrong and without seeing it, we're all just guessing.
It won't cost much for your LBS to do the job and tell you what the problem is/was.
by Binkyboy
3 Jun 2013, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1896

Re: Tandem advice

Why not just a tandem, sized for you and the missus, and a tagalong behind the tandem? In a few years your child will have outgrown the tagalong and any child sized tandem, but your wife won't have. So then get a bigger bike for your child. Tagalong's are not very good, but on a tandem their effect ...
by Binkyboy
3 Jun 2013, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Comfortable saddle
Replies: 59
Views: 3070

Re: Comfortable saddle

Saddles come in different shapes and you need to find the shape that suits you before finding the specific one. Flat, curved, each of which can be narrow or wide, etc Try and have a go on each of those types (borrow one from a friend), and work from there. You will quickly find the one that suits yo...
by Binkyboy
31 May 2013, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend me a winter top
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Recommend me a winter top

I just more layers on and always try to let a bit of air through so that my body can breathe (not sweat excessively)
by Binkyboy
31 May 2013, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheels with not many spokes.
Replies: 30
Views: 2645

Re: Wheels with not many spokes.

Mick F wrote:Like this?
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This rim hit a pothole and dented quite a bit!

The tyre remained intact and inflated, no spokes broke, but the rim was wrecked.


And your point is.....??????
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 11:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: cycle security/locks when camping?
Replies: 49
Views: 5895

Re: cycle security/locks when camping?

Don't forget that you can take the front wheel out and stand it next to the back wheel and use your lock of whatever type you use, to lock frame, front and rear wheel together with just a short lock. Perhaps just a length of black string attached to the bike and your sleeping bag? Thief moves bike a...