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by don1
7 Jul 2015, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES

There was an article in the news recently about health workers travelling to work in their uniforms and therefore exposing them to germs, etc. Quite frankly it doesn't matter in most cases. The majority of health workers wash their own clothes, and modern domestic washing machines do not cater for ...
by don1
7 Jul 2015, 3:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is My Local Bike Shop Ripping Me Off?
Replies: 62
Views: 6835

Re: Is My Local Bike Shop Ripping Me Off?

I own and operate a UK wide engineering company. If I was to charge twice what an item costs us we would have gone bust years ago. It's all about the service. You can buy a bit from Wiggle but can you fit it ? And when it goes wrong who will put it right ? It's all about added value. Value is added...
by don1
17 Jun 2015, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front Racks
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Front Racks

Thanks. I'll look closer at the Tortec; the Tubus racks are just outside of what I wanted to spend.
by don1
17 Jun 2015, 6:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front Racks
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Front Racks

These are my forks. Genesis Croix de Fer 2015.
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by don1
17 Jun 2015, 4:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front Racks
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Front Racks

I'm looking for a front rack. I've never had a front before, but my upcoming camping trip will necessitate a front rack with me taking more kit.

Is there a downside to those front racks that come in 2 pieces, without the 'bridge' over the wheel ?
by don1
14 Jun 2015, 11:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferry travel
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Ferry travel

Hi. I'm looking to travel by ferry for the first time with the bike this summer (Dover-Calais)
When booking ferries, how early do you have to turn up before departure time ?
Thanks.
by don1
17 May 2015, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Garmin upgrade

Thanks. I've used the breadcrumb trails on my edge 200. They're ok as long as you put the work in beforehand on the likes of bikehike.
by don1
16 May 2015, 11:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Garmin upgrade

Watching some YouTube videos of the Garmin edge navigation, it looks pretty good.
Will the etrex give similar navigation? ie turn left in 200metres ?
by don1
11 May 2015, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: Garmin upgrade

Thanks for all the replies. Food for thought.
by don1
10 May 2015, 12:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Garmin upgrade

I currently have a Garmin 200 and I'm looking to upgrade to something capable of mapping. I'm not necessarily interested in cadence sensing or HR monitoring, but maps are important. I don't really want to spend a fortune on a top end garmin if I'm not going to make use of all the functions so I've n...
by don1
23 Apr 2015, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin upgrade with maps.
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Garmin upgrade with maps.

Hi Chris. What's the battery like on your etrex? Would it last all night for the Dunwich Dynamo ? Can it be used whilst charging ?
by don1
23 Apr 2015, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin upgrade with maps.
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Garmin upgrade with maps.

I've currently got a garmin edge 200 which mostly has been all I've needed, except maps. I'm not concerned with power, cadence or heart rate monitoring, but I would like maps so I'm not constantly having to grab my phone out of my saddle bag when I get lost. Basic speed, distance and uploading to st...
by don1
23 Apr 2015, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Types of pads in shorts
Replies: 22
Views: 1807

Re: Types of pads in shorts

I've found the Planet X 365 shorts to be very good. Usually £40, I've noticed recently they've been on sale at £20.
http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLPXP3BS/p ... bib-shorts
by don1
13 Apr 2015, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train carriage - how are bikes secured?
Replies: 26
Views: 4133

Re: Train carriage - how are bikes secured?

Last time I travelled with my bike down from Yorkshire to London for the Dunwuch Dynamo, there was a 'guards carriage' with 3 Sheffield stands inside to lock your bike to.
by don1
10 Apr 2015, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Aesthetics
Replies: 51
Views: 8863

Re: Bike Aesthetics

Here's my own burnt orange and black, my Genesis Croix de Fer.
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