Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 13 May 2017, 15:57

They should use Linux! :-)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 May 2017, 16:07

myglaren wrote:I got one of those popups a couple of years ago - just ignored it and it went away :)


They're no worries to those of us who use Linux...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 13 May 2017, 16:14

True Jim and also only a twenty minute job to reinstall is the worst did happen.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 May 2017, 16:20

myglaren wrote:True Jim and also only a twenty minute job to reinstall is the worst did happen.


Yes, that's another thing I so love about Ubuntu - just how quickly it installs :D

I fitted a proper mount to my best bike today to hold my Garmin GPS computer...

garminmount.jpg


It makes reading the device on the move and at speed so much easier and it holds it a lot more securely too... Not cheap - it's a lovely piece of engineering made from a billet of light alloy - but worth every penny...

After running 10K today and riding 25 miles I reckon I've now earned a relatively sedentry day at the NVCF tomorrow :)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 13 May 2017, 17:12

Oh yes that is a nice mount Jim.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by ekjdm14 » 13 May 2017, 22:38

Strange how you can just see quality... That mount, and what can be seen of the bike it's attached to, just ooze quality. Well engineered high grade kit like that is just lovely to look at, the old adage is true "If it looks right, then it most likely is right".
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Post by mickeymoon » 13 May 2017, 23:34

myglaren wrote:True Jim and also only a twenty minute job to reinstall is the worst did happen.

I'm not sure what amazing machines you guys use but Ubuntu has *never* taken less than an hour to install for me, and even then downloads updates and patches (340mb last time when I installed the latest version) and warns me to update it most times when I boot, so I see absolutely no difference to using Windows!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 14 May 2017, 00:34

About 20 minutes for me as well. I use Peppermint which is an Ubuntu spinoff. I have a copy of Win7 64 bit that I play a few Sims on and that's all it's used for. I multiboot three HDDs so no real personal stuff on Windows at all.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 May 2017, 04:37

ekjdm14 wrote:That mount, and what can be seen of the bike it's attached to, just ooze quality. Well engineered high grade kit like that is just lovely to look at, the old adage is true "If it looks right, then it most likely is right".


That's true :D This is the bike it's attached to:

TCRPro0.jpg


It's all carbon and titanium, even the wheels, which wear tubeless tyres, are carbon. Almost all the metal bits, the gears and so on, are titanium. I believe only the chain is steel!

Don't look how much it cost... I don't want to be responsible for any fainting episodes :lol:

let's just say a very decent car could be obtained for the cost...

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myglaren wrote:True Jim and also only a twenty minute job to reinstall is the worst did happen.

I'm not sure what amazing machines you guys use but Ubuntu has *never* taken less than an hour to install for me


Just crappy old time-expired HP rubbish rescued from skips ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 May 2017, 05:56

Mike, forgot to say, the quickest way to build Ubuntu is on a wired network, not wireless... I found that out the hard way ;)

The basic wireless driver used during a build is slow... Wired Ethernet is not...

Wireless is fine once built...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 14 May 2017, 07:46

Haven't tried wireless other than for an upgrade, always download to a wired desktop. Ten minutes to download, five minutes to burn a dongle, twenty minutes to install.

My machines are not quick by any stretch of the imagination as they don't need to be. I play no games and do no video processing.
Do some basic photoshopping (GIMP) and watch a bit of iPlayer now and then. YouTube is always running though.

The updates are no hassle. They do come frequently but again they install quickly in the background and they never nag you or try and twist your arm to download and install them and never intrude on whatever else you might be doing.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by DickieG » 14 May 2017, 07:54

CitroJim wrote:
ekjdm14 wrote:Don't look how much it cost... I don't want to be responsible for any fainting episodes :lol:

let's just say a very decent car could be obtained for the cost...

I looked at the price :shock:

Are the Dura-Ace changers now electric or cable Jim?
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 May 2017, 08:06

I told you not to look at the price :lol:

DickieG wrote:Are the Dura-Ace changers now electric or cable Jim?


Both Richard.. Mine is mechanical Dura-Ace as I'm not fully trusting of electronic ones just yet... Also I don't like disc brakes on a roadie so went for one of the last well-specced bikes to have Dura-Ace calipers... They, even on carbon rims, are magnificent brakes..

The bike, minus the saddle bag, weighs 6.6Kg!

Tubeless tyres are the way to go ;)

It is wonderful bike and I love it to bits... It is so responsive and an excellent climber ;)

Steve, you're right that updates on Ubuntu, whilst reassuringly frequent, are no inconvenience at all... Often not needing a reboot :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 14 May 2017, 08:21

I'd say very rarely needing a reboot Jim. It is ages since I have needed to do one.
In fact, don't actually bother with that, just wait for the next shutdown.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by ekjdm14 » 14 May 2017, 12:40

When you say tubeless Jim, are they like car tyres e.g. Bead seals on the rim or are they a variation of 'tubs' that are glued onto the rim? If the latter they ought to be a lot safer in the event of a high speed puncture but I could never quite bring myself to trust the bonding not to allow the tyre to roll off on a corner.

Silly I know, as the pros have used them for years but all the same I always preferred clinchers when I used to ride. Decent Hutchinson or Vittoria dual compound tyres used to pump up to about 120-130ish without bother anyway so I never saw any benefit.
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