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  • Futaba 20 Apr 2014 14:26:35 3,630 posts
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    Alright guys, thanks for the info. I'll probably give it a miss in that case.
  • mothercruncher 20 Apr 2014 17:56:00 13,581 posts
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    Folks, is there such a thing as a good Ordinance Survey footpath/bridleway map app for the iPhone?

    I'd like something authoritative, having got into arguments with land owners about access before when mountain biking, it just occurred to me, having seen an iPhone bike mount that such an off-road Mecca might exist?
  • Psychotext 20 Apr 2014 19:01:42 61,516 posts
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    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/os-mapfinder/id577097874?mt=8 ?

    I'm lucky never to have run into a problem with a land owner. I have a Garmin with an openstreetmaps distribution installed but I don't think it would be of much help to me.
  • mothercruncher 20 Apr 2014 19:56:15 13,581 posts
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    Cheers, it does seem to be a hole in the market, I guess because OS have their intellectual property (understandably) locked down so much.
    The app is free but each map is a tenner, ouch. Need to think about whether 1:50k scale is enough...
  • mothercruncher 20 Apr 2014 19:56:16 13,581 posts
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    Cheers, it does seem to be a hole in the market, I guess because OS have their intellectual property (understandably) locked down so much.
    The app is free but each map is a tenner, ouch. Need to think about whether 1:50k scale is enough...
  • meat_potatoe 20 Apr 2014 19:57:53 85 posts
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    Mini Meat needs a new bike, does anyone's little one have a frog bike? Would love to get her a Islabike but can't stretch to one and they appear to be a decent cheaper alternative?
  • Deleted user 20 April 2014 20:06:57
    My mom just sent me a picture of me aged 3 on my first bike.

    Solid plastic tires, fixed gear, no brakes (well, it was a fixie), in bright yellow. God damn I was a hipster!

    Email subject says "No stabilisers - nor skin on your knees and elbows". Apparently I could ride a bike before I was, uh, fully potty trained. I couldn't get used to putting my feet down though so would just slow down until I toppled over :D
  • Psychotext 20 Apr 2014 20:09:14 61,516 posts
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    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    The app is free but each map is a tenner, ouch. Need to think about whether 1:50k scale is enough...
    MBR (mag) seem to reckon that 1:50k is actually better than 1:25k as it's not so cluttered with needless bullshit. I'm not sure I agree, but in most cases 1:50k will do just fine.
  • Psychotext 20 Apr 2014 20:57:59 61,516 posts
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    Some great MTB (Cannondale) deals here: http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b65s0p0/Mountain-Bikes/CANNONDALE

    Edited by Psychotext at 20:58:18 20-04-2014
  • Salaman 20 Apr 2014 23:40:26 22,671 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    Amstel gold race today. Go Gilbert, go!
    Mike, I assume you're sticking about for the race on Sunday as well next WE? Should be in for a treat! Gilbert seems to've re-found some of his 2011 form. :-)
  • Deleted user 20 April 2014 23:53:09
    Psychotext wrote:
    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    The app is free but each map is a tenner, ouch. Need to think about whether 1:50k scale is enough...
    MBR (mag) seem to reckon that 1:50k is actually better than 1:25k as it's not so cluttered with needless bullshit. I'm not sure I agree, but in most cases 1:50k will do just fine.
    Apart from where there's no marked path at all, 1:50k really is fine. But then, I do CARAAZYYYYYY things like cycle on designated footpaths!!! Nothing chills the blood more than a slightly vexed look on a walkers face as you CYCLE on HIS FOOTPATH.

    I use a version of Viewranger on Android.
  • FartPipe 22 Apr 2014 03:06:07 5,315 posts
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    Beautiful restoration
  • mal 22 Apr 2014 07:13:43 28,038 posts
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    Amazing how brute force and ignorance can get you through :D
  • elstoof 22 Apr 2014 08:21:16 18,203 posts
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    I'm surprised he got all that done without finding out what anything was actually called :D
  • Deleted user 22 April 2014 08:52:40
    The clutch :D

    Lot of work in that. For a shitty Schwinn!
  • MikeP 22 Apr 2014 09:54:28 2,805 posts
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    Beautifully irrational. Just off to get my 11-spd clutch tuned, brb. :D
  • urban 22 Apr 2014 11:09:43 12,942 posts
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    @PES_Fanboy I smiled at that too, fricking americans
  • FartPipe 23 Apr 2014 19:59:49 5,315 posts
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    The guy in the link isn't a biker he's a car mechanic but wanted to restore his dads old bike, I think you can forgive him for not knowing what the parts were called. :D
  • FartPipe 23 Apr 2014 20:05:36 5,315 posts
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    White bar tape is a cunt to keep clean, they look horrible now after a couple of months, might see if some sort of solvent might bring them up a bit, nothing to strong though that will melt them though.
  • Deleted user 23 April 2014 20:09:11
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    @PES_Fanboy I smiled at that too, fricking americans
    It's no excuse, they can't *say* derailleur but they know what one is. I think he's trolling.
  • Psychotext 23 Apr 2014 20:28:50 61,516 posts
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    Bollocks. Have an event on Saturday with my nephew and every time I've checked the weather for the last week it's looked like it's going to be raining on that day.

    Stupid British weather. :(
  • Carlo 23 Apr 2014 20:57:21 19,775 posts
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    That was so beautiful to read!

    One thing I read was that he identified the year of manufacture by the serial... Is that the same for all manufacturers?

    I might phone Alpinestars to find out more info on my old bike.
  • MikeP 24 Apr 2014 12:02:08 2,805 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    That was so beautiful to read!

    One thing I read was that he identified the year of manufacture by the serial... Is that the same for all manufacturers?

    I might phone Alpinestars to find out more info on my old bike.
    Yeah, most manufacturers should be able to do that. Surly actually stamp the mfr year on some of their frames.
  • elstoof 24 Apr 2014 12:17:09 18,203 posts
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    When you off to Liege, Mike?
  • MikeP 24 Apr 2014 12:43:29 2,805 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    When you off to Liege, Mike?
    Tomorrow morning. Got a bit of a sore throat unfortunately, but nothing too serious. My prospective riding buddy has bailed on me this morning though, but based on last year I'll just hook up with a group on the road.
  • captbirdseye 24 Apr 2014 12:44:29 8,002 posts
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    Fort William soon...wooo!
  • Salaman 24 Apr 2014 13:49:21 22,671 posts
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    Just topple over on one of the steeper climbs and make new friends. Good luck Saturday!
  • elstoof 24 Apr 2014 14:35:04 18,203 posts
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    If your sore throat is anything like the one I've had for the past 2 weeks you'll be fine on the bike, just doesn't want to shift though. Have a great ride, wish I was heading out there!

    You doing the Dunwich this year?
  • MikeP 24 Apr 2014 16:47:56 2,805 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    Just topple over on one of the steeper climbs and make new friends. Good luck Saturday!
    I hope to make new friends, without toppling over.

    I climbed La Redoute last year and Côte de Saint Nicolas. I had to do a track stand waiting for a bin lorry to get out of the way on the Saint Nicolas :D La Redoute is quite steep.
  • elstoof 25 Apr 2014 09:22:40 18,203 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    elstoof wrote:
    Anyone London based off work next Monday and fancies ~150km in the morning?
    The Monday after and I'd be up for it. Taking the day off when I come back from LBL.
    Still up for a ride on Monday morning Mike? I'm going to be off work and plan on heading out for a few base miles.
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