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by pistonbroke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin, what's the future hold?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Garmin, what's the future hold?

I'm sort of assuming that future units will be designed to be more power efficient and be able to be customised so you only run features you specifically need. Eg, on the new 530 and 830 units, the amount of time spent airborne is of little interest to me.
by pistonbroke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin, what's the future hold?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Garmin, what's the future hold?

Now that they've finally realised that a) most of their devices are used outdoors during the day and b) there's a big yellow thing in the sky that can provide additional source of power for said devices, how soon do we think their bike and trekking range of gps will follow their wrist units and have...
by pistonbroke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1915
Views: 260187

Re: Todays ride

As the postponed Badlands event is looming, 7 weeks away, I've been ramping up the training by exploring the hills to the north of us. Off bright and early this morning and nearly ran over a sleeping snake within a km. Followed a fox along the trail for a bit then climbed up to about 500m on loose g...
by pistonbroke
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge stem mounts
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Garmin Edge stem mounts

*none taken but you lot have shamed me into tidying up my clutter on the bars. https://i.imgur.com/YL9r2Ij.jpg Getting the lights to clear the bar bag and not cast a shadow was the reason for mounting the Joystick higher and angling the Garmin back reduces sunlight glare, not an issue in the UK ime ...
by pistonbroke
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: NorthPeaks100 ITT times
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: NorthPeaks100 ITT times

This comes within 500m of where I used to live in Millhouse Green, maybe a redundant suggestion now the die is cast but were you to continue another few hundred metres along the Trans Pennine Trail into Millhouse and exit at the old level crossing onto the A628 towards Penistone for about 500m into ...
by pistonbroke
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1915
Views: 260187

Re: Todays ride

After having a mini break up in the mountains of Soria where the temperature at 2,000m was quite refreshing, it was back to local trails around the Ebro valley on Sunday. A 60km loop with 1,100m of ascent and 95% off road was hard work in 30degree heat. A nice feature of many of the rides around hom...
by pistonbroke
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 739

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

I used to practise German translation when riding along but now it's mainly Spanish words and phrases, the only problem is that when you're doing it in your head, there's no-one correcting your grammar. I sometimes find myself saying phrases out loud to guage if they roll off the tongue correctly, a...
by pistonbroke
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zip Tips ?
Replies: 18
Views: 340

Re: Zip Tips ?

Better still use a citronella candle to keep the flies and mozzies at bay. :-bd
by pistonbroke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1046

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

It'd be a shame to see them go if only for the, possibly apocryphal, slogan they dreamed up for an end of season sale " Now is the winter of our discount tents" :-bd
by pistonbroke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge stem mounts
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Garmin Edge stem mounts

You'll be critiquing the state of the garden next! The stem cap is a 1 piece design which screws into an expander as it's a carbon stem. You have to spin it up until it tightens the spacers together which is random so I've no control over the position. The markings are etched in so I can't remove th...
by pistonbroke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 32
Views: 1004

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Stu, ygm (last Thurs) can you put me down for a harness and let me know the postage and the other item I mentioned, ta.
by pistonbroke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 77
Views: 2845

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Found this locally (relatively)to me, not sure if they ship to the UK but I could help if anyone's keen. https://www.differentbikes.es/es/novedades-1/bateria-garmin-externa-edge-1030/?gclid=CjwKCAjwrcH3BRApEiwAxjdPTaR2je7toSUU6dcWup7wYhRg6bjiaU1wGS3ZYAXfc3KzRknx0KqnThoCl1oQAvD_BwE I'm still on the l...
by pistonbroke
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge stem mounts
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Garmin Edge stem mounts

Lune, the total length of the iGPSPORT mount is 12cm, I adapted it to fit the Garmin power type clamp as I use an Edge Explore which has the micro usb port on the underside so I plug in the lead and clamp it without the 1/4 turn which traps the lead against the stem so it doesn't rattle loose. Don't...
by pistonbroke
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge stem mounts
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Garmin Edge stem mounts

this, with a bar shim, is probably my best bet if it's not in the way of my knees. Do you use a short out front and have the Garmin sat to the right of the stem? My ocd would kick in if I had the unit to one side or the other :roll: I have a few versions on different bikes, the simplest is the SRAM...
by pistonbroke
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge stem mounts
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Garmin Edge stem mounts

Do you mean the K Edge ones that fit under the steerer cap replacing a spacer or that sit out front bolted to stem bolts? Ive got a K Edge that does the former and it is fine although there are dozens of similar design and quality on Amazon or Ebay much cheaper. I prefer a bar mount reversed so that...
by pistonbroke
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin for Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Garmin for Dummies

If you want to record and archive the rides and look at climb stats, speed etc, you need to pair up with a web based resource such as Garmin Connect, Strava, or Wikiloc (there are more) which the 830 will talk to as soon as you press save on a ride. I use Wikiloc and have an Explore which has the la...
by pistonbroke
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ESI 6.75” grips
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: ESI 6.75” grips

Another great use for a compressor, nozzle on one end of the bar, palm on the other, quick blast and the grip comes off the hand side. Repeat for other grip, to fit grips, same procedure but push. Need to be a bit careful for closed end grips as they can travel quite a way when they shoot off.
by pistonbroke
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reasons for riding.
Replies: 20
Views: 654

Re: Reasons for riding.

I ride because I'd be unbearable if I didn't. Some may say it's not working :lol: MrsPB is into the the "look" thing but around here having matching kit is not just the preserve of roadies, she goes mountainbiking with her woman only club and woe betide anyone who doesn't wear the right kit. https:/...
by pistonbroke
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who Owns England?
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Who Owns England?

Go on, show me your workings on that one, please. I was approached by Forest Enterprise in about 1998 to look at the area around Nant Yr Arian with a view to making mountainbike trails, having run Trailquests from there for 3 years. Given the success of the Coed y Brenin trails lead by Dafydd Davis...
by pistonbroke
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who Owns England?
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Who Owns England?

I used to organise Trailquest events back in the day when entries of 2-300 were common. Given the possible impact of these numbers on remote areas namely the Moors between BB Towers and the upper Elan Valley, I used to try to inform as many landowners as possible. Also I wanted to avoid damage to lo...
by pistonbroke
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 X
Replies: 23
Views: 470

Re: 1 X

The only bike I possess with a single chainring has 14 different ratios at the back :wink:
by pistonbroke
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paisley Freight
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Paisley Freight

Already posted elsewhere but at least the couriers around here are honest. https://i.imgur.com/pvsiFnI.jpg Contrastingly, I posted a headset to Shafiq recently, took it to the Correos and they weighed it, it was 110g which meant a cost of €6. The lovely lady at the office trimmed the cardboard envel...
by pistonbroke
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893739

Re: The post man's been ...

Given my remote location, I've occasionally moaned about couriers refusing to deliver to the house. Getting parcels involves a convoluted process of meeting the van at a nearby petrol station but the other day I was in the village and saw possibly the most accurate name for a courier yet. https://i....
by pistonbroke
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I thought you drank out of it
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: I thought you drank out of it

Maybe photoshopped onto an image of someone talking into the base of a mobile phone in that annoying way that implies they are discussing state secrets or asking someone to beam them up.
by pistonbroke
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893739

Re: The post man's been ...

My Flint jacket arrived yesterday and I'd say the size guide is accurate, I bought a medium and am 39-40 chest. Arms are nice and long and slightly articulated, the fabric is slightly stretchy. Mine fits perfectly, all I have to do now is wait about 4 months for it to rain :roll: