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    29 June 2009
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 Garmin Edge 800 GPS Performance & Navigation Bundle
Garmin Edge 800 GPS Performance & Navigation Bundle
Make the most of every ride with Edge 800 - the ultimate touchscreen GPS bike computer for training, touring and on the trail.
 
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5 / 5
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Warning!
Posted14 January 2011
alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Don't buy this unless you're happy to let it take over your life. You will be boring your friends with graphs & maps of where you've been and what zone your heart rate was in when you were climbing this and that hill.
- It is very easy to use
- the touch screen is great, even with winter gloves
- The mapping is excellent
- As a SatNav, it is much better than adequate, but not as good as purpose built ones, e.g. no voice, only bleeps
- Garmin's closed formats make integration with the likes of Google Maps a technical challenge (Edge to Maps easy, Maps to Garmin hard)
- the heart rate belt just works
In short, 10/10 for fitness work, 6/10 for cycle navigation, 5/10 as a car SatNav."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive, poor integration with google maps & earth
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The Continental light quality road long valve inner tube is a must have cycling essential for 700c bike wheels.
 
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5 / 5
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Its an inner tube
Posted08 July 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"It's an inner tube that works fine. No punctures yet. What more is there to say?"
Pros: Durable, High Quality
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The natural elasticity of latex actually reduces rolling resistance, and the Air Comp Latex weighs just 75 grams, making it one of the lightest inner tubes available.
 
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5 / 5
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Good alternative to normal inner tubes
Posted08 July 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I've used the old 'Air-B' inner tubes for years with _very_ few punctures. Too early to make this claim for these Michelin Latex inner tubes, but they seem similar. The only down side is that latex (slowly!) leaks air, so they need topping up occasionally (i.e. every few days, rather than hours!)."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: have to pump up occasionally
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A lightweight road frame pump which morphs into a mini floor pump. Extra long high pressure barrel and integral gauge.
 
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Serious but small
Posted28 May 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Works well, and pumps up to full pressure with a gauge to tell you you've got there. Easy to use."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile
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Double-looped cable for use with all Kryptonite U-locks, disc locks and padlocks. Braided steel cable has greater core density than twisted cable, increasing cut resistance.
 
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Use with D lock
Posted28 May 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Useful to extend a D lock where street furniture can't be used directly, or to include front wheel."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable
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 Evolution Mini 14cm Bike D Lock
Evolution Mini 14cm Bike D Lock
Bicycle security for moderate to high crime areas with a level 9 protection on a scale up to 15.
 
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4 / 5
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As small as hefty gets
Posted28 May 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I bought it with Kryptonite cables to secure our tandem when touring. We use it to clamp the rear wheel inside the frame triangle to deter all but professional thieves, and the cables to include the front wheel. Time will tell if it does it's job. It is heavy, but lighter than most serious D locks. A serious lock."
Pros: Rugged, High Quality, Versatile
Cons: Expensive, Bulky
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Given 9/10 by What Mountain Bike. This lock is roughly the same size as a mobile phone and weighs a few grams only. Compact, convenient security solution for low risk applications.
 
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Much better than 'nowt
Posted28 May 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Will it foil a determined thief? - no
Will it stop someone running off with your pride and joy? - probably
Is it small and light enough to always have with you? - yes
So just the job for coffee & loo stops."
Pros: Great Value, Lightweight, small & light
Cons: light
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 Cateye Strada Wireless Cycle Computer
Cateye Strada Wireless Cycle Computer
Packed with functions but free from wires, the Strada Wireless epitomizes power and elegance.
 
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Dead easy
Posted26 February 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"No frills, just easy to fit, and use. How far and how fast, that's it."
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The Rolls-Royce of mudguards; they are virtually unbreakable and very elegant. The stainless steel v-shaped stays make for easy fitting and quick release secu-clips are far safer than standard fixings.
 
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Simply the best
Posted26 February 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"You want mudguards? Get these!"
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 Monza Cycling Helmets - 2010
Monza Cycling Helmets - 2010
The giro Monza's race-bred stying and cool performance were made for life in the fast lane.
 
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Excellent helmet
Posted19 January 2010
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alan4espresso
fromPreston, UK
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"This is the first helmet I've had that actually fits properly, rather tham perching. Looks good too!"
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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A lightweight road frame pump which morphs into a mini floor pump. Extra long high pressure barrel and integral gauge.
 

Does the pump come with a mounting kit

Yes!
4 years, 5 months ago
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alan4espresso
Preston, UK