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scraplab

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active Dec 2022
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Like a moth to a flame…

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They’re totally fine, just cumbersome to use. Loading a route on the Legend HCx involves getting the USB cable out, plugging into a computer, etc., compared to Bluetooth/WiFi sync on modern devices. That said, my Legend HCx lasted 11 years and I’d probably still be using it if the USB port hadn’t given up the ghost.

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    This is super interesting, thanks for sharing. I haven’t heard anything about this in mainstream cycling press, feels like it should get a wider airing.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I’ve not ridden from Stirling, but suspect that bit is probably quite busy on the roads, with not many quiet options. I’m sure it’s fine if you just want to get there.

    If you have a bit of time you could ride from Balloch, at the bottom of Loch Lomond. That’s an easy connect to Drymen and then Aberfoyle along NCN7. The Badger Divide comes down that into Glasgow.

    You could also do train to Dunblane, ride to Callander and it’s a lovely ride into Aberfoyle along Loch Venachar.

  • in General
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    FB marketplace is just rife with scams. At this point the police should just shut the whole thing down.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They're great, but the price felt really punchy! FWIW, if you want UA, Laid Back Cycles in Edinburgh is great (not sure which bit of east coast you're on!), but the lead times are killer from the sounds of it.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    We’ve got a Babboe City Mountain. I rate it. We run it pretty hard with 3 kids and it’s been pretty solid. It handles the steep cobbled Edinburgh streets without too much hassle. I think the box has more space than a UA, but the UA is definitely a nicer spec, better finish, etc.

    I think Raleigh just took over Babboe’s distribution in the UK, so spares and parts should be easier to find than they have been.

  • in Edinburgh
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    If it’s MTB you’re looking for you could head out to the Pentlands via the Water of Leith?

  • in Components and clothing
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    This is sold now.

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