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We have 50 cyclists at work, out of 170 people. When I started the spares were the odd tube on a desk, perhaps without holes, and the only tools in the place was a floor pump and about 60x 6mm hex drivers. I had a cleanout and rationalise at home, and brought in some surplus screwdrivers and so on. Other people have done the same, so there's now a work ...


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Your phone is http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7-7269.php which makes no mention of ant+ support. However that site also doesn't state my phone has ant+ http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s5_active-6356.php If you can find your phone's chipset on http://forum.xda-developers.com/hardware-hacking/hardware/ref-devices-ant-hardware-t2879990 it will ...


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The main time I train by HR is for training off the road (on a turbo (or erg - I row as well)). I use it to train in certain bands eg long steady sessions at low intensity holding 150-160 etc. On the road I'll keep an eye on HR and use it as confirmation of perceived effort. I used to use (and still have) a Suunto HR watch (t3c - I think it's discontinued ...


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I've had a couple of basic heart monitors that don't integrate with anything. They suited me and are cheap to try. One of them came with a handlebar mount for the wristwatch display which was solid enough when I tried it briefly. I bought them for running, and found that I didn't like the zone notifications and alarms (on the treadmill analogue models are ...


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Interesting and personal topic. I'll ignore your budget for now... Ok i make use of a Garmin Edge 1000 with a HR monitor. I like to monitor my HR by % of max rather than beats. Makes it easier when looking at zones thinking of it in %. For a indoor training on Zwift i use the Wahoo Kickr you refer to above. Now here it records in beats since thats what ...


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I sweat easily and am in shape however I do the following (and this may repeat what others have advised, while the difference is, I do it daily an experience it - I am in Toronto, so the weather is also getting warm): I currently ride in jeans and t-shirts (see below).. I ride where my body temp doesnt get too high...its very tempting to race or keep up ...


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A few of my favorite recent tricks: Wearing an 'ice bandana' on the neck Bringing an iced beverage (water or coffee) in a thermos, drinking it to cool down, and then sucking on the ice when you've finished it These both help in hot sweaty NYC summers, but they don't stop sweat completely.


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I've checked the Highway Code, and Rule 160 seems to apply universally (I can't see anything in the Bicyclists section): "Once moving you should keep to the left, unless road signs or markings indicate otherwise." I have experienced a lot of dangerous situations recently on our local mixed-use cycle path, with oncoming cyclists on the wrong side (their ...


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Answer: You need to get your second foot ready in time, when taking off uphill. Upbill starts are hard work - there's no doubt there are slopes you can ride but can't start on. Your options: Go downhill and start again from the bottom - keep your momentum up for the whole climb and use good climbing techniques as per Looking for Techniques for Riding ...


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Based on the Sheldon Brown article here's my approach. I find that putting the pedal 45 degrees forward of top dead centre is too far for maximum starting impulse - I go more vertical than that. I also start with my strong foot resting on the pedal, but that's partly because that means I lean the bike away from traffic and towards my single pannier when ...


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Starting from a dead stop, am afraid it is a matter of leg and core strength and handling skills, which seems that you do not quite have yet. They will come with enough riding time. In the meantime you can try to get the bike in motion by pushing the road with your leg as when you push a skateboard or a kid's scooter, then turning the cranks will be ...


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I think this working is highly dependent on where you live, and I don't think it would work in most places. You need enough people in the market who would use this service (which probably don't exist in most places). And people need to be willing to pay the premium you need to sustain to have this type of business. Bike shops aren't exactly very profitable ...


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You don't need such a repair service. There is a different, more practical solution: a loan bike. In The Netherlands, most bicycles are used by commuters, so expediting wouldn't work. However, there are also many places that rent bicycles. A good bike shop can simply have a couple of dozen bicycles on hand that they then loan out to a (regular) customer, ...


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Earlier this week my day was thoroughly disrupted by the stem valve in my rear tire tearing out of the tube. (It's a belt-drive bike with disc brakes, so the rear tire assemblage is more complex than I'm quite comfortable fixing myself.) I'd have called such a business in a shot. Ditto if that back tire ever goes while I'm in the middle of nowhere on a ...


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As a full-time glasses wearer, I have this same problem when using any form of mask. Dust masks for sanding in the workshop do exactly the same. My dirty fix is to make sure the mask has no holes or gaps between the upper cheek and the mask, and the nose/mask. I was once desperate and ended up using masking tape (painter's paper tape) to stick the mask ...



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