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Posted By girona

I am sorry that you are getting upset at me for...

I am sorry that you are getting upset at me for trying to help. Hopefully someone else reading these posts may find this information helpful.

Specific to Garmin Varia. Check out GP Lama's video...
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Posted By girona

The only warning I have on is for the varia...

The only warning I have on is for the varia radar. I was used to the beep of my old 810 and thought it was fine. The 1030+ is much louder and annoying to me and to others in the pack.
I recently...
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Posted By girona

I've had my fair share of Garmin issues in the...

I've had my fair share of Garmin issues in the past, but the 1030+ has been solid so far. The 500 point limitation is a thing of the past (my eTrex HCx Vista had this limitation, 15 years ago. Also...
06-05-22, 12:15 AM
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Posted By girona

I have an old school Garmin cadence/speed sensor...

I have an old school Garmin cadence/speed sensor (the one with magnets) that I now use with a 1030+.
For some reason, the speed sensor wasn't working right and my reported speed was 0 km/h. So it...
06-04-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By girona

No experience with either Lezyne or Silca pumps....

No experience with either Lezyne or Silca pumps. I've been using two versions of Topeak Race Rocket for years that have a similar screw on hose as the Lezyne pumps.
In the case of Topeaks, the hose...
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Posted By girona

Battery save mode means the screen is turned off...

Battery save mode means the screen is turned off until the computer warns you of an upcoming turn or any other warning that you have programmed in the settings (HR warning, power warning, upcoming...
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Posted By girona

Impressive! Looks like you carried a lot of gear...

Impressive! Looks like you carried a lot of gear with you for a 400K. Did you have food available along the route?
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Posted By girona

I went with a garmin 1030+ few months ago because...

I went with a garmin 1030+ few months ago because of the battery life.
It will easily handle 300K brevet using a HRM and a varia radar.
At the end of a 400K (21h total time) I still had 70% of...
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Posted By girona

Yes, finishing time will depend on the duration...

Yes, finishing time will depend on the duration of that afternoon nap.
Dinner time can be stretched out to a later time. No need to rush it.
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Posted By girona

400k brevets around here start at 8pm. Starting...

400k brevets around here start at 8pm. Starting in the evening allows for a full night's sleep and even an afternoon nap prior to riding through the night.
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Posted By girona

I have a Fenix BC30 v2 as well. This past weekend...

I have a Fenix BC30 v2 as well. This past weekend was my first all night ride with the Fenix (400K brevet). I did carry one set of extra batteries but managed to ride all night on just one set of the...
Forum: Europe
02-18-17, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,458
Posted By girona

Granada will be easier to get out by road bike...

Granada will be easier to get out by road bike than Seville. The area right out of Seville is rather flat.
Some killer climbs right out of Granada, you can climb up to 3000 meters... not so sure if...
Forum: Europe
02-18-17, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By girona

I haven't done Via de la Plata but it goes...

I haven't done Via de la Plata but it goes through some great and less known areas of Spain.
Will you be departing from Seville and going to Santiago?
You won't see many cycle tourists.... will...
Forum: Europe
09-16-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By girona

Yeah, it's a bit easier on the French side... If...

Yeah, it's a bit easier on the French side... If you want to be close to Tourmalet, Biescas is a popular summer destination with hikers and such. Look up Ainsa as well but make sure to see if the...
Forum: Europe
08-28-12, 12:11 AM
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Posted By girona

I just replied to your other post. It's doable,...

I just replied to your other post. It's doable, of course, here is a possible route that someone has already done:
http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=2276763
I guess it's not a very popular...
Forum: Europe
08-28-12, 12:01 AM
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Posted By girona

Hello Eddie, I'm not sure which route you...

Hello Eddie,

I'm not sure which route you are planning on following, but the "main" road linking Madrid and Barcelona is not bike friendly. It is basically the equivalent to an interstate with...
07-04-12, 04:54 PM
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Posted By girona

reviving an old thread... but is your SA 5...

reviving an old thread... but is your SA 5 English made or more modern Taiwanese manufactured? Model number?
I have a taiwanese S-RF5 that does not have the neutral gap you talk of anymore.
I did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-12, 03:52 PM
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Views: 80,415
Posted By girona

To make it easier to slide in when folding the...

To make it easier to slide in when folding the bike??
Not sure, but regular old chromed steel is quite low friction as well.
The aluminum seatpost in my Dahon has developed wear on it, making it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-12, 01:07 AM
Replies: 116
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Posted By girona

A bit late on the response but here is a black...

A bit late on the response but here is a black seatpost made for Bromptons...Not sure if availabe in your neck of the woods.
This company manufactures other well thought out accesories for...
Forum: Introductions
06-15-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By girona

Welcome Subsub. I also live in Madrid (Spaniard...

Welcome Subsub.
I also live in Madrid (Spaniard but not from Madrid). I mainly do road cycling and when I get the chance I escape to the Sierra for a mountain bike ride.
I've never done track...
01-31-11, 01:11 PM
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Posted By girona

I will try the Windex trick. BTW, my hub...

I will try the Windex trick.

BTW, my hub and disc are the standard 6-bolt affair.

As far as bedding the pads go... When I first installed the new wheel, I used the original rotor and pads....
01-30-11, 02:26 AM
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Posted By girona

Thanks for the replies. The rotor is properly...

Thanks for the replies.
The rotor is properly mounted on the hub.
I will keep using it like it is and see if the squeal goes away. I have a feeling it won't, though.
01-29-11, 01:34 PM
01-29-11, 01:28 PM
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Posted By girona

New wheel causing disc brake squeal? (BB7)

Ok, I've run into a wall.

I didn't make the connection at first, but my new wheel is causing my Avid BB7 front disc brake to squeal like mad. It's been a long process to figure it out. This is...
Forum: Europe
02-06-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By girona

Are you planning on renting a bike for bike...

Are you planning on renting a bike for bike touring? or just to ride around each city?

I am not aware of many businesses that will rent bikes on a semi long term basis (any thing over a couple of...
01-23-10, 11:24 AM
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Posted By girona

No more dissapointment for me. Quite the opposite...

No more dissapointment for me. Quite the opposite actually. Very impressed with SKS great customer service.
01-22-10, 10:01 AM
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Posted By girona

The new pump head is here. It took only 2 days...

The new pump head is here. It took only 2 days for delivery from Germany to Spain.


For reference:

Old style pump head (AVACS):

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/girona/IMG_6082.jpg
...
01-20-10, 12:49 PM
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Posted By girona

SKS Customer Service has come through. They are...

SKS Customer Service has come through. They are sending me a new style pump head free of charge. Way to go SKS!
01-19-10, 02:14 PM
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Posted By girona

I have emailed SKS. I am waiting for a reply and...

I have emailed SKS. I am waiting for a reply and will keep you posted about any new developments.

Cheers
01-18-10, 04:12 PM
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Posted By girona

SKS Rennkompressor dissapointment - No more!!

I am dissapointed when I purchase an item that turns out to be no suitable for its purpose, but I am doubly dissapointed when the item I buy has such good reputation as the SKS Rennkompressor, the...
Forum: Europe
01-07-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By girona

I hope you do go off the beaten path, although...

I hope you do go off the beaten path, although there are some places on the beaten path worth going to. Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid is worth going to and it is free on certain days/hours. I...
12-16-09, 01:56 PM
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Posted By girona

I've used exclusively frame pumps for the past 15...

I've used exclusively frame pumps for the past 15 years without problems until this year. I have a 700c wheel that I've used with no issues for 4 years, then this year I got torn valves all the time...
12-12-09, 10:48 AM
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Posted By girona

You are right, it is a 12-25 cassette. Thank you...

You are right, it is a 12-25 cassette. Thank you again for your help. I will check out the campy instructions.
12-12-09, 03:19 AM
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Posted By girona

Thanks a lot, DaveSSS. I used a washer I had in...

Thanks a lot, DaveSSS. I used a washer I had in my parts bin to achieve what you described. There is no more play at the derailleur bolt.
Unfortunately, the shifting is still sloppy when shifting...
12-11-09, 03:47 PM
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Posted By girona

Campy Record 10s rear derailleur: too much play

Hello folks,

I have a 2006 Campagnolo Record 10speed rear derailleur that is not shifting smoothly. There is a significant amount of play at the bolt assembly that anchors the derailleur to the...
Forum: Europe
12-07-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By girona

The best Picasso museum is probably the one in...

The best Picasso museum is probably the one in Paris, after all Picasso spent most of his life there. Even Guernica spent 50 years in exile in NYC. That's what 40 years of fascist regime will do to...
Forum: Touring
06-02-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By girona

I didn't think other European countries had a...

I didn't think other European countries had a ****ty train-bike policy like we do here in Spain. Especially surprising to hear that from Sweden.

I am about to go on a tour that I need to ride the...
Forum: Touring
05-18-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,682
Posted By girona

A normal QR does not hold cantilevered weight,...

A normal QR does not hold cantilevered weight, the hub axle does that. The QR just keeps everything sandwiched together.

Regardless, given the proven record of OMM, the QR design works. It's got...
Forum: Touring
05-12-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By girona

That's the first thing that comes to mind when...

That's the first thing that comes to mind when considering a Peugeot. Also, likely French threads on the headset.

Replacement bottom bracket are either hard to find or incredibly expensive (Phil...
Forum: Touring
05-12-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,224
Posted By girona

Old Man Mountain it is. I did find a shop...

Old Man Mountain it is.

I did find a shop here in Madrid that stocks OMM, Tubus and Topeak. Tubus Disco does not fit. Neither does the Topeak Disc Explorist. The only rack they had in stock that...
05-12-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By girona

You've said you've store your bike outdoors for a...

You've said you've store your bike outdoors for a number of years... I think that you are worrying too much. I would imagine they have their stuff together and know their business. Just spray some...
05-10-09, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By girona

It seems to me that the fork/frame is before...

It seems to me that the fork/frame is before "suspension corrected" took over frame design. You could try finding a second hand rigid fork from your LBS, and try to sell the vintage fork to someone...
05-06-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,873
Posted By girona

Like others have said, you should be able to find...

Like others have said, you should be able to find 7sp shifters and cassette and chain. You are limited by your rear wheel as far as cassettes go: 7sp hubs are not compatible with 8sp cassettes, so...
Forum: Touring
04-27-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,224
Posted By girona

What are some brands that make steel pannier...

What are some brands that make steel pannier racks?
I can only think of Tubus, Surly and Nitto... any others?
Forum: Touring
04-25-09, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,224
Posted By girona

Thanks for the replies. I would need the disc...

Thanks for the replies. I would need the disc version in order to use the frame braze-ons. It does look like that design would put a lot of stress on the bolts when fully loaded... Any issues with...
Forum: Touring
04-24-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,224
Posted By girona

Rear rack for a 29er recommendation

Hello all,

Finding a rack locally that fits my Salsa El Mariachi has become more difficult than expected.
I am planning on doing a offroad multiday self-supported tour in a couple of months...
04-19-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,842
Posted By girona

apehangers

apehangers
02-05-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By girona

Shimano hub axle compatibility

Hello,

I need to replace the axle on my front hub (shimano XT disc, 6bolt), since I screwed up and messed up the threads on it. My local shops are not being very helpful searching for a...
11-29-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,609,988
Posted By girona

I did use it indeed, for my former commute during...

I did use it indeed, for my former commute during the summer. It was around 15km on dirt roads mainly. I used to carry a change of clothes, shoes, towel, etc. When I got this bike I found out that my...
11-29-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,047
Posted By girona

Check the image of the schwalbe tires posted...

Check the image of the schwalbe tires posted above... there is a section of blue rubber that is about 5mm deep. Seems like good puncture protection to me.


Also, I hear that one of the benefits...
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