The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 am

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Are the rest of the Audio-Talk cycling fraternity on Strava? We could set up a club.
I thought I was and that the Garmin uploaded/synchronized my rides with it, but I dont think it does. Ride with Geeps still works though, although I dont upload my gnarly commuter rides, they're just too 'hot' y'know .
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by andrew Ivimey » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:31 pm

Ride with GPs ( if you wondered where they all went) I'm afraid
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:25 pm

I received my new Wahoo Elemnt GPS bike computer yesterday and gave it a try on my commute earlier. I'm impressed so far.

Anyway, it means my Cateye Stealth Evo bike 'puter is surplus to requirements and I thought I would offer it here (FOC) to ATCC members (Mark?).

Its a GPS computer so will record your rides.It interfaces to a Cateye website from whence you can sync to Strava or export data in tcx format for uploading to other services (RidewithGPS for example).It works fine though the battery life per charge is on the decline - still good enough for most of my rides though (typically up to 2-2.5hrs) - pretty sure the battery could be swapped out, probably as a DIY job, though I''ve not looked into it.

Apart from the computer itself I have the charging/sync cradle and two 'out front' bar mounts.

Yours for the cost of the postage?

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by ed » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 pm

not sure if I'm a member, or even if I qualify for membership, but I'd be interested if Mark isn't.....
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:12 pm

It's one gadget too many for me at the moment Ed, go ahead .
Just bought a big digital SLR and an expensive lens this morning - will keep my brain cells taxed in the next few weeks.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by pre65 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:15 pm

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Just bought a big digital SLR and an expensive lens this morning -
Prey tell us more please. :)
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:33 pm

ed wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 pm
not sure if I'm a member, or even if I qualify for membership, but I'd be interested if Mark isn't.....
You've got a bike haven't you Ed, so you must be a member. PM me your address and I'll sort out sending it to you. I'll need to remove the mounts so it'll be the weekend. In the meantime you'll find the manuals here;

https://www.cateye.com/intl/support/manual/CC-GL11.html

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:27 pm

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Prey tell us more please. :)
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by pre65 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:32 pm

IslandPink wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:27 pm
pre65 wrote:
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Prey tell us more please. :)
Second-hand Canon 5D Mk.II and the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 which has been getting rave reviews. I had been reading some very good optical tests of modern lenses on a site called Lens Rentals.com (Blog) and it seemed the lens technology was moving on even from the Leica gear of the mid-90's some of which I own. I have been trying to get some good medium-format film shots on the Lake District walks using an old Fuji GW690 6x9 'compact' camera, but the colour shots were lacking saturation. It seemed the time had come to try a digital camera given the 20+ MPix sensors and the best SLR lenses should have enough detail for exhibition 20x16" prints.
Then I checked the local camera shop and they had a very clean s/h Canon body - the decision was made !
Very nice Mark, a full frame digital SLR with video capability as well. Show us some results when you use it.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:53 pm

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:14 am

Icy again this morning - too dangerous to head out yet.

Yesterday morning was the same, really scary black ice made me turn round after about a mile. I managed to get a ride in during the afternoon when it warmed up but I still stayed away from the shady, damp lanes.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by jack » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:18 am

Yep. I didn't ride yesterday and won't this morning; it's -2 at the moment and with the rain yesterday, the roads are evil...
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:29 am

Pfffttttt.... I thought the AT-Cycling Team were made of tougher stuff! :)

Everyday I'm mashing the pedals that grueling 1.6miles in each direction. 'cept for Monday nights mahoosive inner tube blow out, ooooopps, my fault, I'd over inflated the rear 27x 1 1/4 tyre/tube and it let go while parked up at the station during the day.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:49 am

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Pfffttttt.... I thought the AT-Cycling Team were made of tougher stuff! :)

Everyday I'm mashing the pedals that grueling 1.6miles in each direction. 'cept for Monday nights mahoosive inner tube blow out, ooooopps, my fault, I'd over inflated the rear 27x 1 1/4 tyre/tube and it let go while parked up at the station during the day.

13st 13lbs, whoot whoot!
I'd probably feel safer if I weighed 14st, lots of padding...

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:52 am

Dave the bass wrote:
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...it let go...
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