The new and interesting gear thread...

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:01 pm

Apologies if this has been mentioned before.

I've not spotted it if it has (and I'm a little too busy to go searching back 42 pages given the search engine is..... interesting).

Anyway onward:

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/375092

Bakeey 3A USB Type-C Data Cable 1m with Digital Voltage/Current LED Display US $4.29 (~AU $5.80) Delivered (AT) Banggood

Ok I'm posting this deal more to inform everyone, who mightn't know of their existence, of the ability to buy cables with a voltage display.

I'm not a fan of this company due to shipping taking a couple of months from China from the last product I bought from them, but I would have loved to have know about this product earlier and thought others might too.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby pbekkerh » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:59 am

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:36 am

Garmin have announced the Edge 520 Plus - a 520 with the navigation features of the 1030.

For riders that want more advanced navigation functions, the Edge 520 Plus now includes Garmin Cycle Maps, which provides turn-by-turn directions that work either on marked city streets or on the trail. In addition, GroupTrack helps you keep tabs on your other Garmin-using riding buddies, and you can even now send messages to them, too. For riders looking for advanced performance monitoring features, the Edge 520 Plus is compatible with ANT+ power meters like the Vector 3 to track FTP and pedaling mechanics, while built-in Incident Detection can send alerts to designated recipients if the unit has determined you’ve been in a crash.


Garmin launches Edge 130 and 520 Plus GPS computers, new Varia rearview radar.

Presumably the firmware will be fairly bug-free after a reasonable period of use in the 520 and 1030.

So perhaps this offers a more affordable navigation solution for tourists.

Featuring up to 15 hours of battery life, the Edge 520 Plus has a suggested retail price of US$280 / AU$449. A bundle option, which includes a heart rate monitor as well as cadence and speed sensors, has a suggested retail price of US$380 / AU$499. The mountain bike bundle option, which includes a mountain bike mount, Edge remote control, and silicone case, has a suggested retail price of US$330 / AU$499.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby baabaa » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:15 pm

Just got a set of these onto the bike...
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https://www.time-sport.com/int-en/time- ... -2018.html

No idea what "hybride" (from the website) means but if you like Time ATACs then these are are just what you have been waiting for!!! Well, I have any way, bit of a fan and all my bikes have them. Cant say they are the best pedals to ride in normal flat shoes like Vans or even worse in bare feet.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:31 am

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby outnabike » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Probably a first step to get cyclists to wear sensors for drivelers cars.
Seems a bit strange to be installing lights into a dark jacket as well. Maybe it accentuates the small led lights.
Still, its a positive move from a car company. Next is a radio operated cycling noise generated by your new ford that the cyclist may hear from speakers in the collar.

Now that would make for a pleasant drive. :)
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:52 pm

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The Bivy Stick [Kickstarter] and a little bit of a write-up at Gear Junkie

Bivystick gives you peace of mind when you are off the grid by turning your cell phone into a satellite communication device. With no contract or activation fees, you can turn it on only when you need and save money when you don't. Bivystick allows you to send and receive text messages, share your location, track your path, send an SOS message in case of emergency, and access detailed weather forecasts when you are out of phone service.


Please note: You will need to use a forwarding service as they only ship to the US.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Howzat » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:45 pm

outnabike wrote:Still, its a positive move from a car company. Next is a radio operated cycling noise generated by your new ford that the cyclist may hear from speakers in the collar.

As it happens, many Ford cars already come with sound-based signalling technology that the driver can use to indicate to cyclists it's time to get off the road, because he's coming through.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:09 pm

Ten years ago, after a deeply frustrating experience as an early adopter of the Garmin Edge 305, I swore off GPS computers and bought a Sigma Rox 9. It was an excellent bike computer and I used for a long time, until eventually the plastic housing began to degrade and cause the buttons stick, so I had to stop using it. Sigma did produce their own GPS cycle computer soon after, but it was a fairly basic device.

But when Ray Maker reviews the latest offering from Sigma and says he's impressed, it's time for me to take another look, and also for all the other makers to Look Out!

SIGMA ROX 12.0 Sport Cycling GPS In-Depth Review

After reading Ray's review I'm impressed too.

Bike Rumour: Sigma Rox 12.0 Sport color touch-screen cycling GPS

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:04 pm

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I don't think I have seen these mentioned before but interested if anyone is using one of these Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso machines? I could cope with one of the pod versions I reckon for a half decent coffee in the morning.

A review of same can be found at the Bushwalking Blog

A quick search found the Nesspresso version locally for $54.00.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Cycleops70 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:27 pm

Aushiker wrote:[img] interested if anyone is using one of these Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso machines? I could cope with one of the pod versions I reckon for a half decent coffee in the morning.


I've used one for a while (the ground 'GR' version rather than pods).
I liked it so much, that I upgraded to the NanoPresso version (which has a double espresso adapter kit) for my last Munda Biddi stage.
It's my piece of luxury when roughing it.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:48 pm

Aushiker wrote:
I don't think I have seen these mentioned before but interested if anyone is using one of these Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso machines? I could cope with one of the pod versions I reckon for a half decent coffee in the morning.

A review of same can be found at the Bushwalking Blog

A quick search found the Nesspresso version locally for $54.00.


I take my hat off to anyone who can drink that pod coffee........

I've had both the Nespresso and Caffitally but didn't get on with either of them. :(

I'm guessing I'll be sticking with a french press for the duration.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Scintilla » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:09 pm

Those coffee-pods are an environmental disaster. Stick with a french-press. I have a nice one that does good coffee - a GSI Commuter Java press. 400ml capacity and its double-wall works to keep the coffee warm for a while.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Scintilla » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:15 pm

baabaa wrote:No idea what "hybride" (from the website) means but....

Hybdride is actually French for 'hybrid' (Time being a French company and all).

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:43 pm

Cycleops70 wrote:
Aushiker wrote:[img] interested if anyone is using one of these Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso machines? I could cope with one of the pod versions I reckon for a half decent coffee in the morning.


I've used one for a while (the ground 'GR' version rather than pods).
I liked it so much, that I upgraded to the NanoPresso version (which has a double espresso adapter kit) for my last Munda Biddi stage.
It's my piece of luxury when roughing it.


Before anyone, like me, can say "link or it didn't happen":

https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/wacaco-minipresso-gr

:D
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:45 pm

Aushiker wrote:I don't think I have seen these mentioned before but interested if anyone is using one of these Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso machines?

Discussed on bushwalking.com some time ago. I've tossed the idea around but it's a lot of hassle for a thimbleful of coffee so I've settled for a cup of Williamson Earl Grey instead.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Cycleops70 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:18 am

rifraf wrote:
Cycleops70 wrote:
Aushiker wrote:[img] interested if anyone is using one of these Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso machines? I could cope with one of the pod versions I reckon for a half decent coffee in the morning.


I've used one for a while (the ground 'GR' version rather than pods).
I liked it so much, that I upgraded to the NanoPresso version (which has a double espresso adapter kit) for my last Munda Biddi stage.
It's my piece of luxury when roughing it.


Before anyone, like me, can say "link or it didn't happen":

https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/wacaco-minipresso-gr

:D


lol Yes I should have been a little more specific.

Here's the Nano version (slightly smaller & lighter. It also feels better built).
https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/wacaco-n ... esso-maker

And the Double esspresso kit, with spare baskets.
https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/wacaco-n ... arista-kit

It adds a spacer to the original device, to allow for a larger basket.

I think I got mine from Alternative brewing.
https://alternativebrewing.com.au/produ ... anopresso/

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby baabaa » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:52 pm

Scintilla wrote:
baabaa wrote:No idea what "hybride" (from the website) means but....

Hybdride is actually French for 'hybrid' (Time being a French company and all).


Okay so what is a “Hybdride” then?
Gawd, of course I know they are French and it was an attempt at a joke!!
Hint ...Ever bought stuff online and not told your partner? Nothing better that when it arrives home it has “Hi Bride” as the description on the package and they open it to find bloody bicycle pedals...
getting so close on giving up on this place and some of the humorless, I am right you are wrong, know-it-all residents.
Chill please.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Scintilla » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:02 pm

baabaa wrote:
Scintilla wrote:
baabaa wrote:No idea what "hybride" (from the website) means but....

Hybdride is actually French for 'hybrid' (Time being a French company and all).


Okay so what is a “Hybdride” then?
Gawd, of course I know they are French and it was an attempt at a joke!!

Well I am really so sorry about causing the offence :shock: Funny, did not see or hear any laughing or giggles. :roll:

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