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by -Dash
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Toe Covers
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Toe Covers

Asprilla wrote:Edit: Problem with Aliexpress resolved by re-inputting my details on the site rather than the app. Have ordered some neoprene covers from China for £2 a pair.


Linky?
by -Dash
Fri Oct 04, 2019 09:19 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19258
Views: 1275699

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

I can vouch for the bar tape too. Got a few batches of the lifeline professional stuff, even comes in some two tone flavours.
by -Dash
Wed Oct 02, 2019 19:10 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cheap action cam required
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Cheap action cam required

Bonzo Banana wrote:Cheap small dashcam with a battery powerbank? They'll be setup for such a use and using external power.


Know of a waterproof one?
by -Dash
Wed Oct 02, 2019 07:33 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cheap action cam required
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Cheap action cam required

Considering the Drift Stealth but reviews are 50/50 to say the least but the batterly life is up to 8 hours with the extended battery. I think I must have meant the Drift Ghost X/XL. The bike mount looks horrendously bulky but I assume there's a more streamline version available somewhere. Perhaps ...
by -Dash
Tue Oct 01, 2019 21:13 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Stopping at shops without a lock?
Replies: 53
Views: 2420

Re: Stopping at shops without a lock?

I take the link out of my KMC chain with a tiny pair of pliers and put a medium padlock (about 4cm around the spoke crossover on the rear wheel). Will never stop someone who puts it in a vehicle but it cant be ridden anywhere quickly. Otherwise right by the front door with the wheel just visible an...
by -Dash
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cheap action cam required
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Cheap action cam required

One of the key issues is battery life. Many don't last more than 1-1.5 hours. I've heard the Drift Stealth can do 3-4 and my old Garmin Virb used to do 2.5 hours (carried a spare battery for longer rides).
by -Dash
Sat Sep 21, 2019 13:27 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Peak District to Leeds
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Peak District to Leeds

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31162188 This route takes in some of my favourite roads in the first half and avoids most of the real traffic b*stards in the more built up areas. It also avoids some of the urban highways in Leeds (where I work as a courier). Nice one. I had actually originally got s...
by -Dash
Thu Sep 19, 2019 18:21 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Peak District to Leeds
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Peak District to Leeds

Can anyone help me with a route from the Peak District into Leeds city centre. Ideally from Glossop but can make adjustments and go from elsewhere if it makes sense. Road cycling the whole way. I was trying to find local clubs rides up that direction but struggling to find anything great and Strava'...
by -Dash
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74780
Views: 3924629

Re: Silly commuting racing

anonymousblackfg wrote:Weren't they all in RCC kit so you knew they'd behave like chumps, its a warning system, not a group of affiliated riders.


Very common for that group to act a bit silly in the park. Often in a group of 20+ at 14mph.
by -Dash
Thu Sep 12, 2019 18:44 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74780
Views: 3924629

Re: Silly commuting racing

11th to the 14th for road repairs. Barriers across the road by the ballet school end of the car park, on the road down to Robin Hood gate and also on the shared path junction heading towards Ham Cross. A bit of judicious CX taking the gravel paths at either end of the car park means it's not really...
by -Dash
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74780
Views: 3924629

Re: Silly commuting racing

Think I was behind Pearcy in the park this morning. One does not *think* they are behind Pearcy, the calves are a dead give-away ;) ..that and the pace... He must have been on a recovery day. I haven't the energy to get up Dark Hill in order to ride down Broomfield in the morning. Pen Ponds is clos...
by -Dash
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour of Britain 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 12311

Re: Tour of Britain 2019

Haha. Have to laugh at the camera motorcyclist (or the cameraman on the back) pinching the whole bag of Haribo.
by -Dash
Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:29 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Di2 Question
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Di2 Question

And of course you can change the setup in eTube if you really want to cross chain... I tried syncro shift but didn’t like it, so mine is set up to replicate mechanical derailleurs. I found that after a fast descent in a high gear going straight into a steep climb requiring a really low gear, as I d...
by -Dash
Thu Aug 22, 2019 08:14 am
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Routes from Stoke-on-Trent
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Routes from Stoke-on-Trent

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll pick through these later on tonight.

I had thought about riding the Cat and Fiddle the East to West direction (I've previously ridden it from Macclesfield) but not too sure if the return roads to Hanley would be great.
by -Dash
Wed Aug 21, 2019 09:25 am
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Routes from Stoke-on-Trent
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Routes from Stoke-on-Trent

I'm likely up in Hanley on the weekend and looking for a few routes to ride. Would be nice to ride out and dip into the Peak District a bit, I've only really cycled in the centre/North of the Peak District before.

Also, wondering if there is much out West?

Anything between 50-100 miles acceptable.
by -Dash
Fri Aug 16, 2019 21:26 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wahoo bolt calls
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Wahoo bolt calls

Would be good if it showed something for new WhatsApp messages :) Agreed, however lots of devices, not just cycle GPS's cannot do this. I'm sure someone will be along soon who can properly explain why this is. But I suspect it's a major security problem, due to the amount of control over your phone...
by -Dash
Mon Aug 12, 2019 19:01 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Brands Hatch by Bike?
Replies: 34
Views: 1647

Re: Brands Hatch by Bike?

Last time I went to Brands Hatch I parked my bicycle in our pit garage in between shifts of riding it on the track :)

For a normal event locking a cheap bike in the car park would likely suffice.
by -Dash
Mon Aug 12, 2019 18:17 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Do you think these Dale deals are too good to be true?
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Do you think these Dale deals are too good to be true?

Yep, can echo the same generally very good quality and the workshop solves any problems quickly. They have a huge fleet. The bikes seem to be wrapped in heli tape to preserve finish too. Not sure if they leave that on for sale.
by -Dash
Fri Aug 09, 2019 13:39 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 100 Results
Replies: 25
Views: 4986

Re: Ride London 100 Results

I've scraped the Ride London 100 2019 results from their website and have ordered them by time of arrival: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uTQ1wURMLmMMNIqtsyPk0G8cRTv1ThF6yknBDT7IC3Y/edit?usp=sharing Nice. Looks like I overtook about 4000 people (based on the numbers in each wave) to just a...
by -Dash
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22099

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Mine were ok, most of the time I wasn't among a huddle of cyclists so I'm at the front. Still don't think I want to shell out for them. A few are super over exposed and hard to tell quality with some of the watermarks covering.

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