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by figbat
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Strava stopping direct Ant+ connection. Any alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Strava stopping direct Ant+ connection. Any alternative

Strava themselves suggest using the Wahoo Fitness app and then syncing it with Strava. This happens automatically and seamlessly in my experience. The easiest way to upload your data is to record your activities with sensor data using the Wahoo Fitness app. It works with both sensor types and can a...
by figbat
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Winter headwear
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Winter headwear

A buff is what I wear if I need decent head cover. I tend not to need a peak, but would happily wear a cap over the buff (and then the helmet on top of that). I have some quite thin buffs that I use for motorcycling that transfer well to this task. In deep mid-winter I have worn two buffs - one over...
by figbat
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Pedals for a small child
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Pedals for a small child

Out of interest, to what end? For more security of foot-on-pedal? For looks? For better power transmission? My kids have Cube MTBs (one a Race 200, one a Race 240). These come with ordinary plastic pedals that neither I nor they have thought about twice. They tend to wear whatever shoe/trainer is ne...
by figbat
Wed Oct 16, 2019 08:49 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Replacing Formula B4
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Replacing Formula B4

Yeah, I have overthought and over complicated it. It’s all good, replace the hydraulic bits and leave the rotors. Just remember the fluid will be different if/when it comes time to bleed.
by figbat
Wed Oct 16, 2019 06:20 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Replacing Formula B4
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Replacing Formula B4

D’OH!! I read “calipers” rather than “rotors”. Yes, assuming the rotors are the right size for the new calipers then no problem.
by figbat
Tue Oct 15, 2019 18:24 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Replacing Formula B4
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Replacing Formula B4

Don’t Shimano use mineral oil as brake fluid? And Formula use glycol ether fluid? If so then no, you can’t mix and match. That’s before even getting into matching master cylinder dimensions, stroke and so on.
by figbat
Mon Oct 14, 2019 13:12 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing Tektro 315 caliper brakes.
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Replacing Tektro 315 caliper brakes.

any Shimano caliper so long as it is long drop. Which means there's little to choose from. The R650 for 'Ultegra' bling or R451 for 'Tiagra' VFM (but not with new Tiagra levers). To OP - is the upgrade needed for performance or looks? The Tektros may be fine for what you want, especially with a bra...
by figbat
Thu Oct 10, 2019 06:22 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: First Road Bike/Gravel Bike .
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: First Road Bike/Gravel Bike .

As it is I’ve now got MTB, formerly-only-but-now-winter road bike, and summer road bike. Getting ready to buy a gravel bike to fill the gap and I suspect I’m going to end up making my winter road bike mostly redundant. That is precisely me. Started on MTB, went to a road bike, got a better road bik...
by figbat
Tue Oct 08, 2019 20:05 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Looking for non skin tight Jersey
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Looking for non skin tight Jersey

Fat Lad at the Back?

MTB jerseys tend to be a looser fit too.
by figbat
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: First Road Bike/Gravel Bike .
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: First Road Bike/Gravel Bike .

Yes, it's easy. I made this transition about 3 years ago. I rode MTBs exclusively and hadn't ridden a drop-barred bike since having a 'racer' as a kid. However I wanted to expand my repertoire so bought a used road bike. The first few yards was like "whoa, this is flighty". Then after that...
by figbat
Fri Oct 04, 2019 21:40 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Pedals for a road bike
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Pedals for a road bike

They will work fine on your road bike - I use MTB SPDs on all my bikes (MTB, road and gravel). The main difference from SPD-SL is that they have some float (wiggle room) and the shoes tend to be less stiff, robbing you of milliwatts of power. The shoes you need are SPD-compatible ones that take 2-bo...
by figbat
Tue Oct 01, 2019 07:42 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What bar tape/saddle color on a white frame
Replies: 21
Views: 616

Re: What bar tape/saddle color on a white frame

My white Fuji came with white tape and saddle, and I added white cages and white SPDs. A bit of rubbing with baby wipes keeps it all white.
by figbat
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 3559

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

crispybug2 wrote:Jonathan Joseph, the worlds best No. 13...

I know JJ’s father very well. Thought you might like to know I passed your comment on to him. Apparently JJ didn’t think he had that great a game, so maybe more to come...?!
by figbat
Sat Sep 28, 2019 08:41 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Shimano 105 10 speed new chain question
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Shimano 105 10 speed new chain question

I use SRAM PC1051 on all my Shimano 10-speed drivetrains (4 of them, MTB, gravel and road).
by figbat
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Last Film Watched
Replies: 992
Views: 68042

Re: Last Film Watched

American Sniper last night. I was vaguely aware of the true story but even knowing how it ends, I found the film very compelling. Nicely made, a little over-dramatized (or at least looked it based on my perception of what a war in Iraq looks like), did a good job of weaving in the human angle as we...
by figbat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 14:32 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Difficult Handling 29er
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Difficult Handling 29er

Yes, but have you got the axle-to-crown length on the new fork to match the sagged measurement on the old fork or the fully-extended length?
by figbat
Fri Sep 20, 2019 19:04 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Storing equipment while MTBing
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Storing equipment while MTBing

Did it from the relative safety of an iPad. It goes to a Google Doc.
by figbat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 06:08 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to stop rust when bikes are in the shed...
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: How to stop rust when bikes are in the shed...

In the motorcycle world you would cover it in ACF-50 and then wash it off in the spring.
by figbat
Wed Sep 18, 2019 17:55 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Will Halfords /Comma LHM Mineral oil cause any problems ?
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Will Halfords /Comma LHM Mineral oil cause any problems ?

JohnP801 wrote:Will Halfords /Comma LHM Mineral oil cause any problems if used in Mineral oil compatible brake systems such as Shimano, etc?
I have plenty of that and don't want to splash out on the Shimano stuff if its unnecessary


Can’t see why it wouldn’t be OK.

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