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by LondonBikeCommuter
16 Nov 2013, 7:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blindingly bright rear light
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Blindingly bright rear light

What in terms of lumens is 'too much' for a rear light? Am currently using an Exposure Blaze rated at 80 lumens.
by LondonBikeCommuter
13 Nov 2013, 12:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Shop vs Wiggle
Replies: 19
Views: 139212

Re: CTC Shop vs Wiggle

Malaconotus wrote:some manufacturers take a very dim view of their product being discounted.

The Law takes an even dimmer view of retail price maintanence.
by LondonBikeCommuter
11 Nov 2013, 7:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Skyride
Replies: 26
Views: 2568

Re: Skyride

About a fiver in this neck of the woods which it seems includes a free fungal infection judging by most users.
by LondonBikeCommuter
11 Nov 2013, 7:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Skyride
Replies: 26
Views: 2568

Re: Skyride

Ayesha wrote:What was also strange was attendance at swimming baths fell also. Some public baths were closed.
To many trucks doing lengths?

Well, that and most pools are dirty and expensive.
by LondonBikeCommuter
11 Nov 2013, 7:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Swindon to Torrington (Devon)
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Swindon to Torrington (Devon)

Looking for a possible route from Swindon to Torrington. Normally I let the Edge 810 take the strain of routing BUT my only knowledge of the Bath/Bristol area is one of mile after mile of straight UP followed by a short bit of down. Is this purely a routing issue or is my fully loaded tourer making ...
by LondonBikeCommuter
11 Nov 2013, 7:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Soto Micro regulator gas stove
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

Re: Soto Micro regulator gas stove

Thats a real shame as its a fantastic little stove. It cooked my morning porridge and evening meal this evening. Having got a couple of other stoves inc. the MSR Pocket Rocket (who doesn't!) and the Soto is still my go to light compact stove.
by LondonBikeCommuter
10 Nov 2013, 7:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Soto Micro regulator gas stove
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

Re: Soto Micro regulator gas stove

They colapse with the slightest touch. Even happened when taking hot pot off stove.
by LondonBikeCommuter
8 Nov 2013, 6:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CHEAP Paris cycle friendly accomodation
Replies: 5
Views: 2911

CHEAP Paris cycle friendly accomodation

Hoping to cycle to Paris shortly and stay a bit but my budget is really really tight.

Not too fussed where i stay as long as its safe and cheap.

Any reccomendations?
Thanks
by LondonBikeCommuter
8 Nov 2013, 6:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Soto Micro regulator gas stove
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

Re: Soto Micro regulator gas stove

The pot supports are a nightmare but aprt from that i have no complaints
by LondonBikeCommuter
1 Nov 2013, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: To flash or not
Replies: 47
Views: 5236

To flash or not

Thought a search would have found something but it hasn't...... SO!

Do you set your lights to flash mode or to constant?

Are there any benefits to either mode for a city bike commuter? For the record I currently flash.
by LondonBikeCommuter
24 Oct 2013, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommendation for sport glasses
Replies: 53
Views: 9736

Re: Recommendation for sport glasses

bikes4two wrote:what impressed me most about the Oakley glasses was their ability to make what I was looking at appear clearer.

I suspect a lot of this is due to the quality of the 'glass' something your unlikely to get from the budget brands in my view.
by LondonBikeCommuter
21 Oct 2013, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring
Replies: 47
Views: 9533

Re: Garmin Edge Touring

Its not a settings thing! Please anyone thinking of getting OS mapping for bike only use TRY IT first. :)
by LondonBikeCommuter
21 Oct 2013, 7:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring
Replies: 47
Views: 9533

Re: Garmin Edge Touring

A number of people here seem to think that OS mapping is the Gold standard when it comes to routing on bike GPS'S..... can I just say an emphatic NO IT IS NOT!!!. zooming in makes the map unusablly blocky and even at normal size the amount of detail is HUGELY distracting. My advice is at the very le...
by LondonBikeCommuter
13 Oct 2013, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 810 Advice & Best Value & Cheapest Price Please?
Replies: 20
Views: 3727

Re: Garmin Edge 810 Advice & Best Value & Cheapest Price Ple

What facilities do you want/ are likely to use? The new EDGE Touring & Edge Touring Plus models look like a cheaper option and come with "Garmin cycling maps" included (which I believe to be OSM-based) which may well include more in the way of off road tracks - I don't off-hand know i...
by LondonBikeCommuter
12 Oct 2013, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 810 Advice & Best Value & Cheapest Price Please?
Replies: 20
Views: 3727

Re: Garmin Edge 810 Advice & Best Value & Cheapest Price Ple

I bought the Ultimate package in August. Top piece of kit but I sold the OS maps part as it's completely useless for cycling. City Navigator for Europe is spot on. It's worth thinking how your going to mount it on your bike as some of the mounts are eye wateringly expensive.
Have fun!