• He’s right that religion didn’t get us to the moon.

    Of course not, but neither did art or strawberries. They’re different and fairly unrelated concepts.

    Anyway. IMO the ultimate cause of Brexit is probably the post-restoration settlement. The British constitution, with both monarch and parliament sharing power created a stable country for…[Read more]

  • what matters is that it was the scientific method that got us there, not a religious structure of belief.

    No, it doesn’t matter – you’re the one who’s pitching religion against science and engineering. They aren’t exclusive. Therefore, you can stop banging on about it now on the EU thread.

  • It was the scientists who got us to the moon

    You’ve no idea how many of them were religious. You talk big but you have no idea what you’re on about and you look a tit.

    And you’re way off topic so please take it somewhere else.

  • With regards religion, wether we think it’s right or wrong surely we have to recognise that lots of people are believers and that these belief systems have endured for millenia, we have to look to negotiate that rather than counter that,

    Yes but religion is purely personal. It’s up to you what you believe and it doesn’t affect others.

    With B…[Read more]

  • I always use the Strava IQ app to get routes to my device. It works well, and it works even better as of a few days ago when I finally discovered that once you’ve ridden a route via the IQ app it is actually saved on the device as a course. I’d been going back through the app each time!

  • The navigation issues I had with the Edge Touring were map related. Something to do with poor GPS signal in certain areas causing some kind of conflict with the maps I think. I used Talkie Toaster maps for a while and it got much worse. So it could be that French maps are slightly different somehow which triggers your particular issue.

  • I suspect crash dieting to try and lose some weight whilst also trying to get back into training on the bike

    That is nearly impossible at the best of times. Do one or the other!

  • Haven’t had that one. Which version is your firmware?

    Might be 4.6, not sure. I’ll update to 5.1 today. It could be a setting though – do you have auto-zoom map set to on?

  • molgrips replied to the topic Putoline question in the forum Bike Forum 13 hours ago

    I want to see what difference a decent coating on the outside makes on the next ride.

    For me the outer bit flaked off and made the cassette and jockey wheels dirtier. But it might’ve made the whole thing longer lasting, I don’t know, I didn’t really evaluate it properly. I’d rather re-lube it slightly more often and wipe if it keeps things cleaner.

  • Putoline is the only solution (other hot wax based lubes may be available).

  • With the old Edge Touring if the nav got out of sync I used to cancel the nav and go back to the course and re-start it, which you could do without stopping the timer or interrupting the ride log. I haven’t had an issue yet with the new one so I don’t know if that still works.

    There is a minor bug I forgot to mention though. Say you are on the…[Read more]

  • Has all of the above been cured on the Explore?

    Yes. I used an Edge Touring for years til it broke, and I found all the issues from crashing to bizarre routing decisions and generally weird but apparently intended behaviour.

    I got an Edge Explore about ooh, 9 months ago, and it’s been brilliant. Offers the same satnav-like concept but…[Read more]

  • I just reject the idea of a democratically elected EU parliament that has been elected by a small minority. The politicians are invisible, how many people can name or recognise a single EU politician apart from Juncer and Barnier?

    IF EU citizens aren’t engaged with EU politics then that is their fault. They have the option to take part in…[Read more]

  • molgrips replied to the topic Putoline question in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    Look at it another way – £30 for all the lube you’ll ever need and a smooth chain all the time. Bargain.

    Because the chain always seems well lubed I reckon the chain will last much longer. So it saves money on chains, and also since I am no longer annoyed as hell by the thought and sound of my chain being destroyed, I am much happier to ride…[Read more]

  • molgrips replied to the topic Putoline question in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    I’m thinking of trying the oz cycle recipe of paraffin wax and PTFE powder, but cant find that for sale.

    Why not just buy Putoline?

  • molgrips replied to the topic Gear Alignment in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    My Trek has internally routed cables, but the outers aren’t continuous and the inners are naked inside the bike. I don’t know if this is normal as it’s the only internally routed bike I have. In any case it would be really easy to get the inners twisted inside the downtube.

  • I have an 800 XL from a few years ago. Nice unit, but the beam pattern was far too floody resulting in having to use a higher power than I otherwise would have meaning the battery life in practical terms was no better. A lot of lumens, but most of them are wasted.

  • molgrips replied to the topic Saddle angle… in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    I used to say flat, but nowadays some saddles seemed to be designed differently – they are flat with a rise at the back so they appear to be nosed down. Basically, put the weight on your sit bones not your perineum, when the rest of your riding position is sorted. Most of my bikes are a few degrees nose down now.

  • molgrips replied to the topic Gear Alignment in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    I have heard of this kind of issue when the cables somehow interfere with each other. Like they are twisted in the down tube or one outer is not seated properly and the outers move each other somehow

  • molgrips started the topic Bar width for kids in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    Bought a lovely Whyte 603 for my big 10yo. She may be big but the bars are 760mm which is rather excessive. To be honest she can ride it fine but it might be tricky to negotiate sharp bends

    So what sort of widths do your kids ride in small 27.5 bikes?

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