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by carlislemike
17 Sep 2018, 6:44am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Edge survived washing machine
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

Re: Garmin Edge survived washing machine

Dessicant an excellent idea. Thanks
by carlislemike
16 Sep 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Edge survived washing machine
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

Garmin Edge survived washing machine

I bought my Garmin Edge at least 4 years ago. It is the 200 series. So far stood upto everything the weather has thrown at it. Final proof of its waterproof qualities; it survived a 40 Celsius wash in our washing machine. Nope, it wasn’t a test just human stupidity. I forgot I’d left it in my jersey...
by carlislemike
1 Sep 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Solar Keratosis
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Solar Keratosis

I have had a diagnosis of Solar Keratosis for the last 5-6 years. It mainly affects my brow and scalp. Every few months, I have to use Solareze which in effect burns off the affected skin. It isn’t very pleasant to look at; shades of German measles and can be very painful when I put on th E45 as a m...
by carlislemike
25 Aug 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Catford LBS
Replies: 1
Views: 6859

Catford LBS

I went to a LBS, in Catford, for a bar bag and some other bits. Only staff in sight was relaxing in front of the computer and asked cursorily what I wanted. Begrudgingly mentioned the range but beyond that, I could have been a cold caller. Left with my budget of £100+ intact. More help round the cor...
by carlislemike
16 Aug 2018, 7:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch

Thanks for all that. It was for an elderly friend who was worried about making it in face of a stiff breeze.
by carlislemike
15 Aug 2018, 12:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Romney Hythe and Dymchurch

As a matter of interest; to me at least, does the RH&D have a cycle policy? Thanks for any info. Mike
by carlislemike
13 Aug 2018, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore GPS Cycling Computer
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Garmin Edge Explore GPS Cycling Computer

Hi, Anyone have this or have experience with this? Is it worth the £215.00 aged for it on Wiggle? Ease to upload maps or use onboard maps plus Battery life would be the areas that matter. Many thanks, Mike
by carlislemike
24 May 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Travel Website
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Cycle Travel Website

Right, panic over. I can retrieve my planned route for a weekend sortie. Interesting that Richard himself took time out to reply. Thanks all.
by carlislemike
24 May 2018, 11:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Travel Website
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Cycle Travel Website

Is it just me or has the website gone down today or much worse still, has it 'gone' totally ? Tried on 4 different devices and can't get any sort of site identification or entry and my wifi is running well.
by carlislemike
10 Apr 2018, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 29'ers Are Faster Than 26 "
Replies: 13
Views: 1987

Re: 29'ers Are Faster Than 26 "

Strangely, I have a 27“ or thereabouts mtb; steel at that. Race past roadies on some short hilly sections but scoured on the flat or downhill. Good luck to the ebikers, I’ll need one when I’m 75
by carlislemike
27 Nov 2017, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Helmet Storage

Thank you all very much for all the responses. Hooks in the under stairs cupboard will have to be the place.


Mike
by carlislemike
27 Nov 2017, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Helmet Storage

I put this under technical as I guess it’s more than just general. What are pros/cons of storing helmets in the bike shed along with my other bike paraphernalia and the bikes? 1) extreme Heat vs extreme Cold? 2) possibly Humidity 3) close to their actual point of purpose ie the bikes 4) keeps the ‘m...
by carlislemike
11 Jul 2017, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Longitude
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Genesis Longitude

Thank you for all that. I was given superb help at my LBS, Balfes Streatham. They mated the wheel to a 2.2 mtb job and it looked and felt more urban friendly. I may go with that in a few months when the urban takes precedence. Looking at other options, I guess 700c with Marathons may make winter roa...
by carlislemike
8 Jul 2017, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Longitude
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Genesis Longitude

Im really keek on the Longitude but the tyres are a bit humungous for the autumn - winter commute. Spec is here WTB 27.5 x 2.8in on On WTB Scraper i35 with 32 hole rims. Any suggestions for a smaller dimension tyre suitable for London roads? Don't mind losing some traction off road for on road speed...
by carlislemike
18 Mar 2017, 9:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying to LUXAIR toLuxembourg City for Trier?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Flying to LUXAIR toLuxembourg City for Trier?

Just a thought; my bro' in law and I would like to ride the Moselle Route from Trier to Koblenz then return to Trier by train. I believe you can fly by LUXAIR to Luxembourg. Does anyone know what 1) the airline is like with bikes [ from London City Airport ] 2) whether the ride from Luxembourg City ...