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Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
« Reply #120 on: August 26, 2013, 20:16 »
well do your shoes have recessed cleats, or standing out cleats that are hard to walk on?

lets have a guess the pedals game :D

Standing out :)
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #121 on: August 26, 2013, 20:36 »
    Standing out :)

    These and these?





    or





    or



    I'm guessing probably not Time. ;)
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #122 on: August 26, 2013, 21:25 »
    The first :)
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #123 on: August 26, 2013, 21:37 »
    Friend of mine spending flipping fortune upgrading MTB, as long everything is red coloured wife don t have a clue where money goes :D, but everything must be red :D
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #124 on: August 26, 2013, 23:38 »
    very pretty bike Florrie!   <3 I'll bet you look terrific on it !
    pretty soon you will feel so comfortable on the bike that you will be wooping down the hills and around the corners....YEAH!! :)

    my bike has same color scheme  <3 love it..stylin' :niceday


    oh yeh....no hills... :o_o
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #125 on: August 27, 2013, 14:19 »
    If you need a satnav, I was planning on putting my 605 on ebay later.

    With Original charger (UK - needs euro adapter), data cable and 4gb sd card

    But...
    NO mounting kit (they cost a few euros)
    The rear usb cover fell off, i just stick a bit of tape over if its raining
    Wear on the buttons and around the jogstick
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #126 on: August 27, 2013, 16:15 »
    Satnav??  :o_o
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #127 on: August 28, 2013, 09:35 »
    Ooh, a Garmin 605!
    What's the price tag?
    And is that a good one - i.e. what can (and can't) it do?
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #128 on: August 28, 2013, 14:59 »
    605 is one of the older ones, mines about three years old. Came out the same time as the 705 which has the hrm and cadence (605 doesnt have hrm or cadence).

    Has the usual Garmin features, ride tracking, ride plotting and importing on it, turn by turn navigation, virtual training partner etc.

    quick reference guide http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/2298_Quickreferenceguide.pdf
    full manual http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/2297_OwnersManual.pdf
    review from back in 2008 when it was first launched http://gps.about.com/od/sportsandfitness/fr/edge_605_review.htm

    Note: 605 no cadence or HRM.
    Theres also no wireless or bluetooth on the 605/705 series so everything is done by usb cable.

    I bought it when I bought the Kona about three years ago, but since I moved to android I just dont use it. Because i do mainly short rides, so around 1h to 90m so the battery life of Android isnt an issue (you cant do a long ride on phones as the battery cant handle it). And im targetting a cross return next winter, so my focus is almost entirely on 1h rides, gradually building up the effort. I also bought a seperate cheap computer with cadence on it as im trying to work on my cadence. One of my anxiety problems is that i push to hard, try to drive stupid gears and nearly kill myself, so im working on learning how to just go easy, keep cadence high and gear easy.

    The 705's used on ebay are going for about £150, the 605's around £100 ish, sometimes less, they dont pop up very often.
    Was going to auction it starting at about £40 or buy it now for about £60-70 but will happily go below that.

    Tis used. Theres no cracks or scratches, but theres general wear around the buttons, a bit of marking on the screen, but not scratches, just a blemish or two, and the back cover fell off which is no issue in the dry, garmin do supply them but i have never got around to phoning them up. Mounting kits are about 10e ish.

    Mentioned it to flo mainly as its a good rugged starter gps and ride tracker, without forking out 200-400 euro on a full fledged garmin with wifi etc.
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #129 on: August 28, 2013, 17:46 »
    well if anyone wants it let us know before i ebay it
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #130 on: August 29, 2013, 08:32 »
    I'll have to think about it.
    Give me until next week, will you?
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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #131 on: August 29, 2013, 14:00 »
    Omg, what a bad advise here [not all of them, the second hand was a great advice]. A newbie with clickpedals? Come on.

    The most important thing for a newbie is loving your bike. How it looks. How to clean it. Not what set of Shimano is on it.

    First learn to ride a bike before you get into the technical stuff. I know guys of 49 who cant handle clickpedals but have ridden with toe clips since they were 9.

    49!!!
    horrors

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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #132 on: August 29, 2013, 14:55 »
    Piet the most important stuff to get are a good helmet and most importantly training wheels.

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    Re: Help! Bike for a newbie
    « Reply #133 on: September 09, 2013, 18:21 »
    I'll have to think about it.
    Give me until next week, will you?

    yeh, no probs. Found a spare mounting kit
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