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by maxglide
22 May 2013, 9:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS - worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1062

Re: GPS - worth it?

Batteries last about 24 hours I think - so 3 days of 8 hours. Have you tested that duration in actual battle? If true, I'm impressed. As mentioned, my battery life with GPS has always been less than brilliant. Techies will tell you that you shouldn't use one-hour chargers (bad for the batteries app...
by maxglide
22 May 2013, 9:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS - worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1062

Re: GPS - worth it?

Are those 2500 mAhr NiMh cells?


Energizer recharge 2450 mAh. These are new ones and the packet says, they'll hold a charge for six months. They certainly wouldn't hold a FULL charge for anything like that, so the claim is moot.
by maxglide
22 May 2013, 5:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS - worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1062

GPS - worth it?

On tour, is it worth carrying a GPS? My old eTrex is good for about 8 - 10 hours continuously on a full set of new NiMH's, if you're lucky (and that's with the energy saving options selected.) The ads say 17 hours - which I've never experienced. With older batteries it's more like 4 - 6 hours. If it...
by maxglide
21 May 2013, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Yes, sorry, it is another which bike question
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Yes, sorry, it is another which bike question

What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Postby maxglide

Sorry. It’s another one of those, What Bike questions.
at Sun May 19, 2013 7:41 pm

Then, an hour later, at Sun May 19, 2013 8:46 pm

Alport wrote:I'm sorry that it's another which bike question


How original...
by maxglide
21 May 2013, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

But if you buy from Spa Cycles you get a substantial discount on your Dawes, which makes them good VFM. Your JOGLE blog shows you on a Panorama. Were you happy with it? I've read nothing but positive reviews of the Ridge - although as a newbie, it's more than I'd want to spend. I'm interested in th...
by maxglide
21 May 2013, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

P.S if I were picking a bike I'd choose either the ridge ack or the dawes


Ridgeback ------ ?

I considered Dawes but, a few opinions I've heard & read say they're somewhat overpriced, and you could buy a similarly specced bike from other brands for less cash.
by maxglide
20 May 2013, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

All bikes have to be adjusted to fit - that's why you have seatposts that slide up and down and saddles that move forwards and backwards and stems of different lengths. That's what I thought. The key phrase, All bikes have to be adjusted to fit. It's not Savile Row. If you fall between 2 sizes, sho...
by maxglide
20 May 2013, 10:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

webber wrote:spa cycles have these at the moment
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... b0s21p2416


I was about to reply, Did you miss my £600, when I saw the, LOOK!!! NOW £550.00

Your eye goes immediately to, OUR PRICE £850.00

They should have a word with their webmaster.
by maxglide
20 May 2013, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

@CREPELLO » Mon May 20, 2013 9:26 am Therefore, buying a bike online using only the company's sizing guide, looks like a non starter, unless you try out a bike at your LBS or high street chain, then purchase it online. From what I gather, sensible buyers would buy it from their LBS anyway, and crea...
by maxglide
20 May 2013, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

Custom bikes or bikes that are too small for us. :cry: Really? This is Spas 54, set up for me at 5' 10"....saddle to pedal distance 34" ...( http://www.spacycles.co.uk/info/pedaltosaddle.php ) http://www.spacycles.co.uk/smsimg/uploads/tourer/5434tourer.jpg Somebody 2" taller than me ...
by maxglide
20 May 2013, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?



Looks nice, but the 67 quid postage...
by maxglide
20 May 2013, 9:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

.......................... 60cm frame which may suit my 6ft. What will all the guys over 6' 4" be riding, if you're on the biggest? I'm 5' 10", I designed Spas 54 for me. I tried a bike on a while ago in 'my size' (58cm if I remember) then tried a larger frame (59 or 60) and prefered the ...
by maxglide
19 May 2013, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

What Newbie Tourer for £600?

Evening, all. Sorry. It’s another one of those, What Bike questions. I’ve perused the various debates - Steel vs Alu, 26" vs 700 wheels etc. and have decided 500 - 600 quid would get a decent entry level machine (was strongly advised to avoid Halfords ‘reduced’ £150 wonders.) Aluminium although...