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by Audax67
9 Sep 2011, 9:07am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bicycle Advice
Replies: 41
Views: 13403

Re: Bicycle Advice

... I think I mean this one at £20 more: http://www.btwincycle.com/EN/riverside-3-edn-woman-2011-170474867/#infos-techniques Hum. Don't want to do down your choice, but I really do think you'd do better going up a notch to the Riverside 5. You'd get LED lighting and a possibly better crankset. The ...
by Audax67
8 Sep 2011, 2:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bicycle Advice
Replies: 41
Views: 13403

Re: Bicycle Advice

I can sympathize with your daughter to some extent - MTBs are a lot cooler than tourers. The BTwin Riverside models as recommended look like an excellent compromise, and look lik a lot of bike for the money. You asked what you're getting for the extra money. Comparing the Riverside 5 and 7 models, d...
by Audax67
8 Sep 2011, 11:00am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Invisible helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Invisible helmet

I'd rather cycle 600k in a well-ventilated helmet than wear a sweaty plastic collar all the way. I don't think I've ever heard it suggested that a helmet - or any other protective gear for that matter - protects the neck. :? Part of the airbag lives in a collar round the cyclist's neck. Wonderful o...
by Audax67
8 Sep 2011, 10:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mont Ventoux - the easy way up?
Replies: 12
Views: 3499

Re: Mont Ventoux - the easy way up?

07/09/2011 ... Eventually at 10.30, three hours after setting off I arrived, shattered, at the summit that has views quite literally to die for. My actual riding time sans stops was 2 hrs and 27 minutes. My legs felt fine but to paraphrase a work colleague of mine when he’d ridden Alpe D’uez “ If I...
by Audax67
8 Sep 2011, 8:08am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Invisible helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Invisible helmet

I'd rather cycle 600k in a well-ventilated helmet than wear a sweaty plastic collar all the way.
by Audax67
8 Sep 2011, 7:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which cycle sat nav?
Replies: 72
Views: 12364

Re: Which cycle sat nav?

Yeah the rubberband is the waterproofing seal. its a fault with them, send it back to garmin and they will send you a new one. The unit I mean. Thanks, John, but mine's been out of guarantee for years. There may be another internal seal - a few weeks ago I rode through a hammering downpour for 20 m...
by Audax67
7 Sep 2011, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which cycle sat nav?
Replies: 72
Views: 12364

Re: Which cycle sat nav?

Well, the HB mount might not rattle, which would mean that you would save the wee bits of insulating tape you have to stick in the bottom of it every so often. That's got to be worth a couple of hundred quid. BTW, anyone know if the rubber surround contributes anything to waterproofing? The adhesiv...
by Audax67
7 Sep 2011, 4:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: audax
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: audax

Best advice I have had is to make a plan and stick to it. Take the average speed you think you can hold up over 110 km, work out your saddle time and then divide the rest up by the number of controls to get the time you can spend at each. You can then jimmy it about a bit to allow you one longish me...
by Audax67
7 Sep 2011, 4:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which cycle sat nav?
Replies: 72
Views: 12364

Re: Which cycle sat nav?

Well, the HB mount might not rattle, which would mean that you would save the wee bits of insulating tape you have to stick in the bottom of it every so often. That's got to be worth a couple of hundred quid. BTW, anyone know if the rubber surround contributes anything to waterproofing? The adhesive...
by Audax67
7 Sep 2011, 3:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which cycle sat nav?
Replies: 72
Views: 12364

Re: Which cycle sat nav?

Garmin etrex 20 and 30 due out in the next couple of weeks but no one seems to be discounting the current models tooo much yet Apart from cosmetic changes they don't look all that different from existing models. In particular, they could have done with a bigger screen, a faster CPU, and more points...
by Audax67
7 Sep 2011, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which cycle sat nav?
Replies: 72
Views: 12364

Re: Which cycle sat nav?

ok so i went and bought the garmin hcx legend and a blank sd card so how now do i get a map of Ireland onto it :D keep this simple lads total idiot all things tech. :oops: Depends on the detail you want. You can get highly detailed maps for relatively small areas (they show contours etc, and just a...
by Audax67
7 Sep 2011, 1:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which cycle sat nav?
Replies: 72
Views: 12364

Re: Which cycle sat nav?

I plotted all the PBP qualifiers this year on Open Runner and loaded them onto an Etrex Venture Cx on which I had put the City Navigator Europe maps. Bloody marvellous! I used home-charged NiMH cells, about 2 pair per brevet. The more recent hi-sensitivity Etrexes (Etrices?) would prolly do better, ...
by Audax67
7 Sep 2011, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon Forks for Steel framed bike
Replies: 31
Views: 11576

Re: Carbon Forks for Steel framed bike

I've been riding a Ti frame & carbon fork for the last 7 years, around 50,000 km over some pretty disgusting roads and in and (sometimes) out of holes. I'm pretty impressed with the way the fork has performed, although by now it does look a little bit used. My frame has a 1" steering tube, ...
by Audax67
7 Sep 2011, 7:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo front only or front and back
Replies: 41
Views: 3310

Re: Dynamo front only or front and back

nez dans le guidon wrote:Sigh? Not even a little smile?


Maybe a muted whimper.
by Audax67
6 Sep 2011, 5:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: £350
Replies: 49
Views: 2205

Re: £350

I remember hair... used to have some. Wonder where it went?