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Rod_Munch

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Feb 2017
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They once sent me three consecutive pairs of thermal bibs that had an identical hole in the same place each time. They eventually said they'd found a fault with the stitching machine (after asking me to send them a picture of my saddle when I sent the second pair back - despite the hole being on the top of the thigh!). So I did eventually get a pair without a hole in. Just in time for summer obvs..

  • in General
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    ...toe clip attached to just my right brompton pedal. As I set off on my right foot I find it helps and I still have the folding left pedal. I suspect not many others go for that style though.

    Same here, albeit a velcro strap. Saves me whacking my knee on the handlebar thinking I can pull the pedal up (after spending the other half of my life in cleats)..

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I can post up a proper report later (on phone right now) but you might want to have a look at the 820 forum on the Garmin site before pulling the trigger. It's getting a fairly relentless slagging - I've put 3000miles into mine and can confirm it is an absolute dog's dinner at the moment (although I appreciate it might still be the least bad option for you - Garmin had me over a barrel too!)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Seems pricey, but...

    wildcatgear.co.uk/shop/access­ories/mount-skidmore-bottle-cage-adapter­/

    also I recalled @CarlosBI (I think) having this conversation with Dom Mason, which seems to suggest he sells them?

    twitter.com/Biziosona/status/768­416900531515392

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Is the general consensus that ALL 4 of these new fangled versions nuunlife.com/products/ are now 'worse' than the competition (I appreciate it looks like most of them are slightly flawed in comparison to the originals)?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    has anyone ever bought a bike from Canyon and not had problems with it somewhere along the way?

    They've clearly had their issues but personally I have bought a frame and two bikes from them in the last 4 years (not all for me!). All arrived quicker than advertised/expected and have been excellent. Somehow my own carbon frame has even survived being hit by cars twice.

    In the same time I've had a problematic Cannondale and cracked a titanium frame - swings and roundabouts I guess..

  • in Current Projects
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    (FWIW, I see no advantage whatsoever in mixing ti and carbon, pick one or the other not a hybrid of both, which doesn't give you the advantages of either).

    Also FWIW, when the ti part of my mixed frame cracked, Enigma agreed, in principle at least, to have a stab at fixing it. Then, after seeing a pic with the carbon mix (which I'd already mentioned and was nowhere near the crack) they said 'no way' immediately because apparently the materials involved meant the repair was almost impossible...*

    *I have no idea if that's true or not, but it ultimately led to me binning the frame off..

  • in Rides & Races
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    Good work YAL and backstoppers - sorry I couldn't make it..*

    *nice photobomb @cgg

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Hmm, annoying.

    Oddly enough that sort of classic random shutdown/lost data stuff is the one thing my 820 seems to be ok for so far (no incidents yet in 3000miles anyway). It is a frustrating piece of shit in many, many other ways though..!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Does it still have battery left when you get home to try the reset? (Sounds stupid I know, but there seems to have been a semi-common problem with the battery draining itself entirely whilst in 'standby' mode - with people not realising until the screen goes black next time they try to use it)

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