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by JonCS
3 May 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: GPS Navigation

I would really like audio turn by turn instructions with the screen off ... I don't want to use something that tells me the best route to my destination. It may not be possible to match these requirements, as mostly a route is either following a map, or it's not, and can't be switched between follo...
by JonCS
3 May 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Ridgeway, Dartmoor Bodmin Moor - Gravel or MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Ridgeway, Dartmoor Bodmin Moor - Gravel or MTB

Thankd Rod, Good description, going in July so I hope it will be on the dry side. Although very dry at the moment so who knows! I recall some deep rutson the South Downs Way. I've settled for a Genesis Vagabond, it climbs better than an MTB, but has fatter tryes than some gravel bikes. Should be fin...
by JonCS
30 Apr 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Ridgeway, Dartmoor Bodmin Moor - Gravel or MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Ridgeway, Dartmoor Bodmin Moor - Gravel or MTB

Thanks for the view on conditions I am thinking bigger ~50mm tyres, but not full on MTB.
J
by JonCS
30 Apr 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: GPS Navigation

Thanks for the replies. I last used it in anger a couple of years ago. What happened was stopping for a break off the route could bypass a waypoint and it would insist we doubled back over the way point before navigating us forwards. Also off road tracks aren't always brilliant and someone may have ...
by JonCS
29 Apr 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 139
Views: 5754

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

I've used a similar cleaning tool for years but use a citric acid cleaner, available fro halfords or cheaper off eBay. The great thing about citric acid is that after applying the cleaner with the tool the chain and brush to the rest of the mech, hubs, rims etc, leaving to soak for a few minutes is ...
by JonCS
29 Apr 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 744

GPS Navigation

I use bikehike for planning routes, but would really like audio turn by turn instructions with the screen off. I've tried OSMand but have struggled in the past with it wanting you to pass over every point in the route and being very fussy if the waymark was not exactly in the path - a few meters off...
by JonCS
29 Apr 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Ridgeway, Dartmoor Bodmin Moor - Gravel or MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Ridgeway, Dartmoor Bodmin Moor - Gravel or MTB

I am planning to ride the Ridgeway and Wessex Ridgeway from Streatly down to Dorset then onwards off-road as much as possible to Lands End. In East Anglia I can ride offroad on 37mm tyres with 47mm being a bit better for deep sand. A few years ago I did the South Downs way on a P7 with ~50mm tyres I...
by JonCS
5 Aug 2009, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Journey from Colchester to Bristol
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Journey from Colchester to Bristol

I think my cycling experience is similar to yours, mainly commuting in recent years. However when I was half my current age I did a few long rides peaking at ~120 miles with camping gear & took several days to recover, and unless you are bike fit I think you will be really pushing it to cover 40...
by JonCS
4 Aug 2009, 10:45pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyres & pressures
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Tyres & pressures

Thanks for the replies all. Checked my pressures tonight, they were closer to 50, well below the 80 max, lowered to 35 which is the min on the side wall and will try in next few days. The tyres are 1.95 wide and I'm only about 80kgs and when sitting on the bike there is only slight deformation, got ...
by JonCS
3 Aug 2009, 10:53pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Chain cleaning - Sand
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

Re: Chain cleaning - Sand

I ride in a sandy area most the the time and clean my (& family's bike chains) either with a chain cleaner that hooks onthe the chain (in situ) with brushes that scrub the sides & centre filled with a water based de-greaser. OR when its really dirty or I've been lazy and not done it for ages...
by JonCS
3 Aug 2009, 10:35pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyres & pressures
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Tyres & pressures

Hi I'm new on the forum, but have done a quick search and not found a thread on Tyre pressures... What pressures do people run their tyres at when off-road on lumpy bridleways ? I've just returned from my first off-road day-trip not on specialist routes and my shoulders are feeling battered as the t...