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by Tigerbiten
17 May 2019, 1:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: E-WERK set up
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: E-WERK set up

I now run 2 E-werks. The first is about 5 years old and is powered by a 12 volt-20 watt solar panel. This is used to keep my devices (kindle & AA batteries) charged while on tour. This one I run at just under 5 volts as my cheap cache batteries tend to die if I charge them at just over 5 volts, ...
by Tigerbiten
16 May 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pulley wear; is this a record?
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: pulley wear; is this a record?

I've done that to the jockey wheels on my recumbent trikes Rohloff chain tensioner a couple of times now. If the chain is always coming in at an angle to the lower jockey wheel because you stay in top gear, you tend to wear the tops off the teeth. It's the same with the upper jockey wheel if it's sl...
by Tigerbiten
16 May 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UK camping without a reservation
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: UK camping without a reservation

I've never had any trouble at a campsite while just turning up for one night as they tend to put you up on an odd patch of grass (overflow pitch) as long as you are far enough from other tents. I found it more iffy if your turning up for 2 or 3 night as you have to go on a more official pitch. YMMV ...
by Tigerbiten
16 May 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Power outlets on UK campsites
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Power outlets on UK campsites

How much power do you need ?? If you are trying to keep an E-bike charged while camping then the outdoor blue plug is the way to go. I've seen that done. But the extra cost may well double the price of an overnight pitch. If you just want to keep portable devices charged then a couple of big cache ...
by Tigerbiten
16 May 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: E-WERK set up
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: E-WERK set up

As the E-werks doesn't output exactly 5V then you either need to run it slightly under/over that voltage. It's probably safer to start slightly under, I think it's 4.8 volts, and see how well it charges your battery/devices. If it charges well then leave it at that, if not then turn it up one notch ...
by Tigerbiten
16 May 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Power outlets on UK campsites
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Power outlets on UK campsites

How much power do you need ?? If you are trying to keep an E-bike charged while camping then the outdoor blue plug is the way to go. I've seen that done. But the extra cost may well double the price of an overnight pitch. If you just want to keep portable devices charged then a couple of big cache b...
by Tigerbiten
13 May 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to window shop for all things recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Where to window shop for all things recumbent

The best place I know for buying a lot of small parts recumbent is -> https://www.icletta.com/en/index.en.html

Luck ......... :D
by Tigerbiten
12 May 2019, 12:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar mount for eTrex
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Handlebar mount for eTrex

The previous model of the eTrex 30 was the eTrex Vista which had two backplates.
The one for the handlebar mount had a screw on part which then fitted into the mount.
I did have a spare one ut it a few years since my vista died and I don't know where it is.

Luck ............. :D
by Tigerbiten
11 May 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rules or best practice where bus lanes become left filter lanes
Replies: 19
Views: 725

Re: Rules or best practice where bus lanes become left filter lanes

... Are road surface arrows binding? I thought that it needed blue signs to be so. I would remain in lane, take the lane, but be wary of motorists moving left without looking. I don't think they are, but that's not the basis of my reasoning. One of the biggest, if not the biggest risks for any ride...
by Tigerbiten
10 May 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Garmin model?
Replies: 25
Views: 800

Re: Which Garmin model?

How will you recharge it ?? If you're not sure then something like an Etrex 20 or 30 run off a couple of AA batteries gives you more options to keep it charged. If you've a hub dynamo then an USB converter and a cache battery will give you more options on which device you chose. It's the same if you...
by Tigerbiten
10 May 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

You need 2mm per tooth. So dropping from 50/40/30 to 46/34/24 while keeping the same chainline, you'll just need to move the mech down by 8mm without it catching on the chainstays as this is what tends to stop the downward movement of the mech. Also you'll need an extra 4mm between the chain and the...
by Tigerbiten
8 May 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European summer cycling tour
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: European summer cycling tour

Thanks for the feedback. Me and my friends all study a science so I think rigorous planning only comes naturally. I do like the idea of making it up as we go along. I was just conscious of the fact that we could decide to go one way and encounter some fairly ugly hills that could've been avoided. I...
by Tigerbiten
5 May 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Probably need new rims and higher gears so......
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Probably need new rims and higher gears so......

My first thought on seeing "7 speed and new hub wanted" was to check the distance between the rear dropouts. This is because 7 speed hubs tend be 126mm wide. If you've a steel frame it's possible to "cold set" the frame to take a wider hub. If not you'll have to buy the hub to fi...
by Tigerbiten
4 May 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What bungies for Carry Freedom trailer?
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: What bungies for Carry Freedom trailer?

I'm another one who uses an aluminium box bolted directly to the trailers Y frame. One advantage of the trailer with a 20" wheeled bike on tour beyond only one size inner tube needed, unless you have odd size 20" wheels, is that if you damage a bike tyre then you just swop it with a traile...
by Tigerbiten
2 May 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 5 days of Road cycling.
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: 5 days of Road cycling.

As you have a good road bike I'd use that on your tour. But that will limit you to credit card touring. Out of Oxford, I'd be inclined to do a big circle around Birmingham. Very roughly Oxford -> Hereford -> Stoke -> Nottingham -> Cambridge -> Oxford. If booked in advance then the likes of Travelodg...