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by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Garmin knowledge

Thanks for the tips - I don't think it is the Map SD card as it works OK when in the Edge 800 - not much of an IT person, but it appears the processor, or working memory in the old GPS just can't handle what's being asked of it…
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Garmin knowledge

I am currently using a Garmin Oregon 300 (looks a lot like a Dakota), which I bought for general outdoor use in 2009 as I wanted something that use replaceable batteries - not an option with the Edge 705 I had then. I have experienced quite a few snags with it recently, particularly when trying to l...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ardent or Crossmark?
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: Ardent or Crossmark?

Same for me - Ardent F, Crossmark R, on the 26er. Bit heavier than Schwalbes (Ralph/Ron), but no probs with running tubeless and less trouble with punctures.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How much gear?!
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: How much gear?!

The British military recently adopted MTB as a recognised Adventurous Training activity, based on the self supported exped concept. Sounds promising, but sadly the implementation of this is based on outdated ideas, and a misunderstanding of the real requirements for multi day riding in the wildernes...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The weekend is coming and it's time for a bath.
Replies: 41
Views: 1304

Re: The weekend is coming and it's time for a bath.

Devon C2C, Bridgewater to Plymouth on Aidan's EWE route. Best I get packing...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Wessex Ridgeway
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: The Wessex Ridgeway

Had a crack at this from East to West. Lasted 3 hours of the sort of sh1t you described before riding back to the van on the lanes! Some 'rides' are just not worth the misery!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [WTD] Alpkit Fuel POD Size L
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: [WTD] Alpkit Fuel POD Size L

I have a large red fuel pod which is too big for my small frame. Only used for 6 days, could bring it to the BB200 if you are going.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7547
Views: 777605

Re: The post man's been ...

Found this in a box on my doorstep yesterday - very excited! Just need to put some 'bits' on: Drivetrain - mostly got (SRAM XX1 - need to swap the 175 cranks for 170) Gear cable set - need (probably Alligator I link) Brakes - got (Magura MT8 - hope they are more reliable after the last recall) Brake...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - rigid or bouncy fork?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

BB200 - rigid or bouncy fork?

The subject says it all; I don't know the area well, never mind the secret route, but can anybody 'in the know' provide some guidance on this basic choice? I will be riding a low-fat 29er with up to 100mm fork travel.

Thanks.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Fit
Replies: 57
Views: 6454

Re: Bike Fit

I have totally bought into the rear cleat position for some time, based on recommends from some well regarded US cycling gurus, but, having come from a triathlon background, I am less convinced by the rear saddle positioning; this closes the 'hip angle', potentially fatiguing the legs for the run (o...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another HT550 Video
Replies: 51
Views: 4145

Re: Another HT550 Video

Spot on - can empathise 100% with your emotions!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bearbones bike jerseys - design's up.
Replies: 155
Views: 13278

Re: Bearbones bike jerseys

Merino would be great for long/multi-days...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Fit
Replies: 57
Views: 6454

Re: Bike Fit

My experience of bike fits was not great, and as the process becomes more automated with systems like Retul, many so-called fitters have become less knowledgable, relying on what 'computer says', which is just averaging the numbers rather than focussing on an individuals needs. I am lucky enough to ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: PBW E2E 12 July
Replies: 7
Views: 2375

Re: PBW E2E 12 July

Sound good, but I don't think I'll have my bike fixed by then. I'll drop you a line if it is.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Mendips?
Replies: 14
Views: 4432

Re: Mendips?

I'm in Somerset too and keen to get involved in any off road adventures.

S240?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What time of year for new ITT?
Replies: 12
Views: 1217

Re: What time of year for new ITT?

How about late April / early May, as training for HT550, or will the trails be too soggy then?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lakeland 200 28 June.
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Re: Lakeland 200 28 June.

Sorry about the faff this morning - need a new alarm clock! It only go worse, with the new free hub engagement failing after 10k - than you American Classic. with no bike shops open in Ambleside until 0900 I decided to abandon and push home… Gutted! Hope it went well for the two of you - looked like...