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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5775 on: June 24, 2020, 09:53:08 am »
Went crazy and splashed out big on an Action Camera.  Gopro Hero8.
I bought a cheaper version; the Crosstour CT8500 @ £40, inc postage.

A chap in our club has one, and his two reveiws are very complementary.

Thanks for the heads up, maybe I will get one of those too for the price! 

Next year (it should have been this year) I will try to do an ambitious Alpine ride (on a hire bike) and I thought I would get the action camera for that.   I now have a year to learn to get the best I can out of it.

ps do you have a link to the reviews?
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5776 on: June 24, 2020, 10:46:49 am »

ps do you have a link to the reviews?

Here are a couple of reviews done by a chap in our club:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebcuUyG ... 7-gvkDGZDI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUCYuHI ... S44ywB2-Ls

The second is a follow-up, with additional information about how the camera works and
what it can do.


Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5777 on: June 24, 2020, 11:16:16 am »
Eeek. Some spokes and a wheel truing jig. (I already bought the rims and I'm reusing two hubs.)

Wish me luck. I may be gone some time.
Rust never sleeps

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5778 on: June 27, 2020, 01:36:49 pm »
Replacement back tyre and a few tubes.  And of course, once the order was paid for and acknowledged, remembered that I need new gloves.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5779 on: June 27, 2020, 02:37:46 pm »
Over the course of the last few days/weeks; two rims, 44 bladed spokes, 44 nipples (they sent 50), a flat spoke key, a dishing tool and a truing jig.

Just waiting for the dishing tool and truing jig to arrive. The front wheel is laced ready for truing.

Very exciting. (Amazing what a lockdown can do for one's spare time. That, and the local wheel builder having no spare time until October.)
Rust never sleeps

Adam

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5780 on: June 27, 2020, 09:50:53 pm »
I managed to find a distributor which actually had some bikes in stock.  After selling 2 more today, I've now only got 4 new bikes left in the shop to sell!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5781 on: June 27, 2020, 11:26:00 pm »
I managed to find a distributor which actually had some bikes in stock.  After selling 2 more today, I've now only got 4 new bikes left in the shop to sell!
Good times ?
Rust never sleeps

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5782 on: June 28, 2020, 07:51:38 am »
Went crazy and splashed out big on an Action Camera.  Gopro Hero8.
I bought a cheaper version; the Crosstour CT8500 @ £40, inc postage.

A chap in our club has one, and his two reveiws are very complementary.
Should have saved time then and just done the one.
FFS  ::-)

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5783 on: June 28, 2020, 07:54:24 am »
Carradice Bagman QR Expedition arrived just one day after ordering.
Now supporting a 45 year old Karrimor saddlebag, fixed to 10 year old Rido saddle attached to a 6 day old Moulton TSR A8 named Wilson.
Never knowingly under caffeinated

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5784 on: June 28, 2020, 06:27:25 pm »
In the last week: a couple of vintage (pre-1980) Carradice saddlebags (dirt cheap but tatty - going to be a repair project); a Kinlin ADHN rim for my first attempt at a wheelbuild; a Knipex pliers wrench for headset fettling.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5785 on: July 03, 2020, 05:44:11 pm »
A frame bag (Topeak, to match my saddle & bar bags). We'll be allowed to wild camp from 15th July, so I've booked a week off work and am planning to head off in search of some long-lost cycling mojo...

tiermat

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5786 on: July 04, 2020, 02:34:15 pm »
A GRX chainset and a new 40mm G-One.

The former as I am getting old and the latter as I have developed a bad habit of skidding the Renegade.

Won't be fitted until Wednesday, though as it and tld's Cube are both booked in at the lbs for a service.
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State