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by esuhl
29 Mar 2017, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?

jeremy1 wrote:what "can!" I thought they were a plastic bottle


Mine's a metal can. Maybe that's why it has a higher maximum pressure than yours.
by esuhl
28 Mar 2017, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you choose a saddle?
Replies: 23
Views: 863

Re: How do you choose a saddle?

Wow! What a response! Thanks you all for your replies. Apologies if I don't reply to every point, but I have carefully read all your replies and all the links (and references to particular saddles). I've certainly got a lot to think about! Just to clarify, my current saddle isn't uncomfortable at al...
by esuhl
28 Mar 2017, 8:24pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Squirt chain lube (wax)
Replies: 10
Views: 10992

Re: Squirt chain lube (wax)

I am curious what wax do you use? The brand I use is called "Squirt". Have a look at the links in my original post. :) Not tried that, but been tempted to make my own, candles, paraffin oil, xylene, about 50p a bottle! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D12BFIXZCes Wow! The drivetrains looke...
by esuhl
28 Mar 2017, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?

Strange. Maybe you have an older version?

Mine very clearly has 100PSI printed on the can.
by esuhl
27 Mar 2017, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you choose a saddle?
Replies: 23
Views: 863

Re: How do you choose a saddle?

If you can, take your 'comfy' saddle to the shop with you and use it as a template for both size and shape and with it in your hand you can compare padding levels too but do bear in mind that a new saddle will almost certainly feel stiffer than your tired old favourite. I've had a look in a few sho...
by esuhl
27 Mar 2017, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: iPhone GPS navigation app
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: iPhone GPS navigation app

They don't say what mapping they use but it looks like Apple Maps (on iPhone) which must be the worst mapping available anywhere and is an "online" solution (i.e. no pre-downloading of maps (so, if that is the case make sure you have a good data contract and stay in good GSM coverage). If...
by esuhl
27 Mar 2017, 8:58pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Squirt chain lube (wax)
Replies: 10
Views: 10992

Squirt chain lube (wax)

Does anyone else use wax on their chain instead of oil? The idea is that you completely degrease your chain and apply the (liquid) wax. As it picks up grit, it sticks to the wax, and the wax/grit falls off the chain, so (in theory) you never need to clean the chain again. Wipe off excess grit, re-ap...
by esuhl
27 Mar 2017, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?

jeremy1 wrote:Well both my boxes have 80 printed on them


What does it say on the can itself?

I just double-checked mine and it doesn't actually say "max 100psi" (must've mis-remembered). It actually says "100PSI / 7 BAR".
by esuhl
27 Mar 2017, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you choose a saddle?
Replies: 23
Views: 863

How do you choose a saddle?

I really need a new saddle, but I've no idea how to choose one that I'd find comfortable. I have a half-decent mountain bike that I use both on- and off-road. It came with a saddle so hard that after just two miles, I had to get off and walk. Yet my old knackered bike that cost £125 new has a fantas...
by esuhl
27 Mar 2017, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: iPhone GPS navigation app
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: iPhone GPS navigation app

I like MapMyRide. I log in to their website on a PC, plan a route, send it to my phone, and it tracks you, with a big red line showing the route on a map.

http://www.mapmyride.com/
http://www.mapmyride.com/app/iphone/
by esuhl
27 Mar 2017, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?

Thanks all! (And apologies for the delay in replying.) I'll have a look at those valve extenders. I saw a post on another forum where someone was having problems screwing on an old-style (non-quick-release) pump as apparently the valve on the AirZound rotates freely. Definitely worth a go if they're...
by esuhl
22 Mar 2017, 3:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable pump for AirZound horn?
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Suitable pump for AirZound horn?

I have an AirZound horn, but none of the pumps I've tried fit very well. It seems that the protruding valve isn't quite long enough for any of my pumps to get a grip and push in the centre pin far enough to allow air in. So far, the only pump that works reliably is the air compressor at the local pe...