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by johnnystorm
Fri May 20, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet camera reccomendations
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Helmet camera reccomendations

I've got an Akaso Brave 7 LE. It's weather resistant without a big case on and the video/sound quality I great for the money. It comes with a whole host of mounts and getting clips off the camera with the free app is a doddle.
by johnnystorm
Wed May 18, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Igaro D2 or Sinewave revolution
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Igaro D2 or Sinewave revolution

I had a C2C which stopped working so I sent it back, got another one which was also patchy. It might have been lost in translation from German to English but the message I got back could be paraphrased with "user error, bugger off and never darken my doors again".

:roll:
by johnnystorm
Wed May 11, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids bike sizing -24/26
Replies: 15
Views: 208

Re: Kids bike sizing -24/26

I'd say get the bike that fits him now. Decent kids bikes arent cheap, but you usually get your money back on them. I'd echo this. If you're worried it won't get a lot of use then get a second hand one. I personally wouldn't want to potentially put off my daughter from riding with a bike that's too...
by johnnystorm
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heart rate watch ??
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Heart rate watch ??

Have a look on Amazon for Garmin Renewed. They are factory refurbished and are the innards from returned units put into new cases.
by johnnystorm
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hambini on Bowman
Replies: 28
Views: 1042

Re: Hambini on Bowman

I'm almost tempted to have a look and YouTube is very keen as this this cropping up in my suggested videos. Then again, as Scotroutes has mentioned he's a twit of the highest/lowest order and doesn't deserve the oxygen of attention. As Bowman sank without trace because of supply, rather than demand,...
by johnnystorm
Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Warm gloves - but not too cumbersome
Replies: 14
Views: 516

Re: Warm gloves - but not too cumbersome

As an aside have we done 'usb heated gloves'? Cant remember where I ran across these and never heard of them before so don't know the details other than you plug them in before use. I don't know if you need to ride with a power bank on each arm? https://bikerumor.com/review-sealskinz-waterproof-hea...
by johnnystorm
Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cafe/shop locks for Bikepacking
Replies: 35
Views: 1148

Re: Cafe/shop locks for Bikepacking

you've now made the theft of your wheel really easy is someone really going to walk up to your bike and just try to steal the front wheel? if they are the maxle is hardly going to be beyond them. i Your forks are only three bolts [ if you cut cables] Probably not, but it is an additional downside t...
by johnnystorm
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cafe/shop locks for Bikepacking
Replies: 35
Views: 1148

Re: Cafe/shop locks for Bikepacking

Take your front axle out, that'll stop anyone riding away on it & also difficult to push away. Costs nothing! Add a small cable lock to secure it to something if needed. This is a good idea. :-bd Can someone start a "What 6mm allen key?" thread pls? Apart from having to find somewhere...
by johnnystorm
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Arkose... upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Arkose... upgrade?

If you have £3k and the desire for a lightweight "proper MTB" tyres and drop bars then a Salsa Cutthroat has to be worth a look. Either new from Keep Pedalling or there are a couple on eBay that might be the right size/colour.
by johnnystorm
Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Old Chalk Way
Replies: 22
Views: 861

Re: The Old Chalk Way

You've articulated by own thoughts perfectley there including the use of Komoot. STW have all their subscribers routes in Komoot and recently tweeted a link to a collection of "free gpx" for gravel routes that also happened to be komoot. So free as long as I'd already bought the maps in k...
by johnnystorm
Fri Mar 25, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: TwentyFour12 2022 - Anyone In?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: TwentyFour12 2022 - Anyone In?

Thinking about it, but after the Tour Divide I might have had enough of sitting on a saddle for a while, so am seeing how I feel.... I did it twice before doing the TD and haven't done another multi-lap race since. Mike Hall was there at the last one I did and his bike still caked in New Mexico dus...
by johnnystorm
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike insights comparison, are they really so similar (Ramin vs rocky road)
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Bike insights comparison, are they really so similar (Ramin vs rocky road)

I cannot believe that a company, with their reputation, would simply plagarise other bike manufacturers Not sure if this is missing a 😉 or not but Planet X did have three frames on sale that were identical to Alpkit/Sonder offerings. So much so they even used the Alpkit website images as silhouette...
by johnnystorm
Fri Mar 18, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike insights comparison, are they really so similar (Ramin vs rocky road)
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Bike insights comparison, are they really so similar (Ramin vs rocky road)

Yep, look pretty darn similar to me too.

How much do you want shiny Ti, boost and so on? :-bd
by johnnystorm
Thu Feb 17, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 530
Views: 39496

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

No such thing as ghosts, right?
by johnnystorm
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cameras
Replies: 24
Views: 1182

Re: Cameras

I bought a Lumix TZ 95 (I think, a couple of hundred quid anyway) and unless you were needing to use the extremes of the Zoom lens it was worse in every way compared to either my Huawei Mate 10 Pro or Samsung A71. I've recently bought a Samsung S21 Ultra. It's waterproof, has a proper 3x and 10x op...
by johnnystorm
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cameras
Replies: 24
Views: 1182

Re: Cameras

I bought a Lumix TZ 95 (I think, a couple of hundred quid anyway) and unless you were needing to use the extremes of the Zoom lens it was worse in every way compared to either my Huawei Mate 10 Pro or Samsung A71. I've recently bought a Samsung S21 Ultra. It's waterproof, has a proper 3x and 10x opt...
by johnnystorm
Sat Feb 12, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Phone navigation apps
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: Phone navigation apps

Back Country Navigator!
by johnnystorm
Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What became of the Decathlon Adventure bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: What became of the Decathlon Adventure bike?

I think they've all sold out pretty rapidly as they came into stock.

I definitely saw at least a second run that had a different paint job.
by johnnystorm
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Enlighten Me Please
Replies: 26
Views: 1229

Re: Enlighten Me Please

I already have a Joystick but wouldn't trust it for much more than 4 hours, even on low.
Big USB battery pack and a lead? I ran my diablo from a 2.6ah usb battery and it was fine. As it's only for a single night...
by johnnystorm
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top tube bag for bolt on OR not
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Top tube bag for bolt on OR not

My new salsa one does both :-bd The Salsa one I have (their original design) has the bolt holes but it puts the bag too close to the stem! :lol: Consequently I have just punched another pair of holes through. As long as the bag is made of a decently stiff material, or can have a loop around the ste...
by johnnystorm
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: New Dog Day
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: OT: New Dog Day

:X

Oh wow, she's very cute!
by johnnystorm
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were to buy a E bike ??
Replies: 20
Views: 1069

Re: If you were to buy a E bike ??

The new Orbea Rise Hydro looks good to me. If there's a motor helping you might as well have full suspension. Its battery is as big as some "full fat" eBikes, while the motor has been turned down a touch to keep it efficient/nimble and able to use standard MTB parts. https://www.mbr.co.uk/...
by johnnystorm
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 530
Views: 39496

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

GregMay wrote: Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:37 pm As a recovering triathlete who used to watch entire F1 races while on the TT bike on a turbo before going for long, long runs.... it has its moments, but it's not real cycling, it's a poor substitute, but better than not cycling.
As if a long session on the Turbo wasn't bad enough...
by johnnystorm
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suss vs rigid 29plus
Replies: 39
Views: 2085

Re: Full suss vs rigid 29plus

And I do need to experiment with and perhaps man up when it comes to tyre pressure. I guess I'm quite heavy at 14 stone and hate the squirmy feeling I seem to get with anything less than about 30psi in my 2.6 and 2 8 rangers. 30psi is about double what I'd run on my Krampus and 10psi over what I'd ...