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by climo
18 Jul 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1444

Re: Hat

Tangled Metal wrote:There's some good, wide brimmed hats in the Tilley style but have a gel in the band that you wet and it cools you down as it dries. Apparently it works very well at chilling you down on very hot days. IMHO they're better.

Any idea what the brand is or where to buy them?
by climo
15 Jul 2019, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 1444

Re: Hat

When really sunny I wear a baseball type with a long flap to cover the ears and neck under my helmet. Legionnaires hat I guess. Double brim raises smiles but who cares, sunstroke ain't funny.
by climo
4 Jul 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia bottle on underside of bike with bike buddy
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Trangia bottle on underside of bike with bike buddy

How 'bout using a well fitting regular bottle holder cable tied wherever you want it.
by climo
2 Jul 2019, 9:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Trousers and commuting
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Trousers and commuting

londonbikerider wrote:I've a pair of M&S chinos that don't crease that easy. When I travel I simply fold them along a rectangular piece of cardboard, its ends are folded twice to make them bigger, this avoids a sharp crease on the fabric.

How about rolling them around a large cardboard tube? No angles = no creases?
by climo
27 Jun 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

No idea if this will fit but Radical Designs Cyclone hitch is a ball
by climo
27 Jun 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 23
Views: 1447

Re: La Dolce Vita

best post on this forum ever
by climo
22 Jun 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OSMand oddities
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: OSMand oddities

Returned to this thread to remind myself how I managed to import those archies and spoons files long ago. Not sure I understand your post climo but are you sorted? For the benefit of others (and me if I forget so return here): It seems that to import a gpx file of additional POIs into osmand the fi...
by climo
21 Jun 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Igaro D1 dynamo hub charger for phones
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Igaro D1 dynamo hub charger for phones

Very efficient conversion of electric power from your dynamo hub to charge your phone or tablet, etc.
This is the original version with just 1 USB output and the input lead terminates in bare wires. Body has a few scratches.

£44 inc post
by climo
18 Jun 2019, 7:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trike conversion kit
Replies: 26
Views: 3857

Re: Trike conversion kit

What's wrong with a recumbent trike? I've got balance problems and a 'bent makes cycling possible plus in the event of a fall you don't have far to go.
by climo
3 Jun 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland north coast 500
Replies: 36
Views: 1857

Re: Scotland north coast 500

A few years ago an American friend phoned me to say he was "doing yurp" and could we meet up. Eventually I worked out that he was coming to Europe: 5 capitals in 5 days. That was Yurp sorted. Met some Americans last year who had flown to Paris, stayed a few days, hired a car and driven he...
by climo
1 Jun 2019, 11:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent material
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: What tent material

This all came about because of a pyramid tent so quite a lot of fabric. It stretched 4in on the guys in the wet therefore the dynema guys weren't much help in a gale. The tent flapped about way too much. Yes, I made sure that all the guys were tightened last thing at night and of course that helped....
by climo
1 Jun 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent material
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: What tent material

After a disappointing experience with a sil/nylon tent stretching when wet to the point that the guys were useless I'm looking at other tents and importantly the fabric. Want one that doesn't go limp (oo, matron) A generalist comment, but over the years of using all sorts of outdoor kit I've found ...
by climo
31 May 2019, 11:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent material
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: What tent material

ah stretching. My simple one skin SI proofed tent/tarp did that 2 years ago at the York festival when it rained ( afterwards). strectched very much I could get another person in there :lol: I think the tent that have a waterproof plastic pvc? backing wont stretch due to the plastic backing? not the...
by climo
31 May 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Archie's Camping??
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Archie's Camping??

Download the country (eg UK) as a GPX (or whatever format you need) from the Archies site. Import it as a GPX file into your mapping program. For me that's Osmand on Android phone. Turn the GPX file on as a route. In Osmand this brings up the sites as red stars overlaying your map. Then, if you want...
by climo
29 May 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Berlin via Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Cycling to Berlin via Holland

You're post may be too general to answer. Perhaps read some bike blogs. There's plenty around with lists of kit, budget, charging phones from dynamo, routes etc etc.
Try looking at the Eurovelo website specifically EV2 Holland to Berlin section