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Rod_Munch

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Jan 2020
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  • in General
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    There's the resale value to consider too... someone will always want to buy your Brompton (and mine now has an RRP 50% higher than when I bought it!).

    Unless you plan on taking risks in terms of getting it nicked, or only using it in emergencies, I'd be inclined to spend the extra if you can stretch to it..

  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    THE SPREADSHEET

  • in Rides & Races
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    didn't rain all day.

    You just missed it I think, I got drenched and had wet roads for half of it a few hours later (no gears)..

  • in Rides & Races
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    Ah ok, just passing station now. Nevermind..

  • in Rides & Races
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    Oh my god I was duped. Knockholt? Really?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Anyone in the pub yet? I hope to be passing by soonish (having done the ride 3 hours late!)..

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Have you tried swapping day/night modes?

    Yeah but i think they're almost equally bad - but I appreciate it's mainly my eyesight that's the issue. I just wish they'd let you thicken the route line a bit as well as edit the colour.

    Basically the 830 display is about 50% closer to the colour definition shown in the 1000 above - which makes it easier for me to read than a 1030 at night despite the smaller size.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah, but what was a 'neon yellow' or 'bright green' 1mm thick line on the 800 , became a 'dirty mustard' or 'sludge' 0.001mm thick line on the 1030. I once asked my wife which colour route she found easiest to see of the two- she replied... "what route?" :)

    The 830 seems to have compromised with a 'fairly bright yellow/green' of 0.5mm thick (plus the rest of the map has better colour differentiation generally). This doesn't seem to have negatively impacted the battery, which was assumed to be the benefit of muting the colours so much on the 1030..

    ^ that's a bad example (it's someone else's pic designed to demonstrate something else) but you can see how the red, blue and black elements stand out a bit better - which is what my eyes really struggle with at night.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think the main benefit (for my eyes at least) of the 830 over the 1030 is that they partially sorted out the colour saturation on the maps. So, although you lose a bit of screen real estate, the fact that I can see my intended route line and my existing route line in more defined colours (and thicker lines) makes it a more usable device at night.

    People still complain about this on the 830 though (and it's still not as good as the 800 in this respect) but I can only assume these are guys who've never tried to use the 1030 at night - an experience that consistently had me stood at the side of the road trying to work out what the scrawl of washed out colours and pixel thin lines was trying to tell me..

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    Ah yes, couldn't see if it was indicating left or not as it was swerving behind the cars in front and didn't fancy being in its path if it went straight on!

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