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by bikefish
18 Apr 2015, 10:37am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Resealing seams. How easy is it?
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Resealing seams. How easy is it?

If its only in tent floor corners - a cool iron will rebind clear tape - works for a bit. For long term - seam sealants McNett Seamgrip or Easton urethane (on the outside seam). For the tent fly - tape seems to hide crappy stitching and doesnt stick for long esp. on ultralight fabric. If the adjacen...
by bikefish
3 Dec 2014, 3:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 9
Views: 18991

Re: Emirates

For anyone else overweight at Narita - T2 has a extended hours post office (near to Uniqld). Small packet <2 kg posted to worldwide a bit less than Yen 2000. Check in will allow 5 to 15% extra no charge - creative carry on should help to lose any excess - bum bag, cargo pockets, airport shopping bag..
by bikefish
13 Sep 2014, 1:05am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Charging your phone or tablet on camping tour…
Replies: 43
Views: 4343

Re: Charging your phone or tablet on camping tour…

A quick look on ebay turned up something similar http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6V-3-5W-Solar-Panel-USB-Travel-Battery-Charger-For-Mobile-Phone-PAD-Mp3-Mp4-/281386392916?pt=UK_Gadgets&hash=item4183ef9d54. I strung 2 together with a y lead from a dvd player. The only thing not charging was my crap ebo...
by bikefish
12 Sep 2014, 3:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Charging your phone or tablet on camping tour…
Replies: 43
Views: 4343

Re: Charging your phone or tablet on camping tour…

Original poster asked about use of Decathlon branded solar panel for charging tablet/phone during camping tour. Ive used solar over last 2 summers in Pyrenees. 2014 - 14W (4 A5 sized panels 700g) to charge netbook (from 20 to 100% battery in 3-4 hours full sun - outputs 18v or 5v USB). 2013 - 2X3W (...
by bikefish
7 Sep 2014, 10:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Overnight sleep possible in Barcelona airport?
Replies: 7
Views: 1839

Re: Overnight sleep possible in Barcelona airport?

I flew from El Prat last month - there is a sign on the door (when coming from the train) that doors are closed between 11 pm and 4 am - there were no flights leaving after my flight - 10.40 pm.
by bikefish
1 Feb 2014, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA dead?
Replies: 192
Views: 35927

Re: YHA dead?

re camping in YHA grounds _ I belive Jordans YHA (S Bucks) still allows tents - also some Camping Barns (booked through YHA) let you camp
by bikefish
23 Dec 2013, 2:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: charger for gadgets
Replies: 58
Views: 76051

Re: charger for gadgets

All your gadgets have lithium ion batteries ? - they charge best from their own chargers. A non dedicated underpowered charger can discharge your Li battery eg a not fully charged powerbank or an intermittent power supply (causes phone to switch off / on). What works ? I have a bottle dynamo (with 4...
by bikefish
28 Nov 2012, 8:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA dead?
Replies: 192
Views: 35927

Re: YHA dead?

I stayed in camping barns some 10 years back - great back to basics - few and commonsense rules - but the YHA took over the booking system and required prebooking. Anyone stayed in them recently ?
by bikefish
28 Nov 2012, 7:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre perishing....heat or UV?
Replies: 11
Views: 2610

Re: Tyre perishing....heat or UV?

folding tyres - store unfolded
tube - partially inflated inside tyre
I think sun is worse than heat eg. black handlebar grip rubber soon turns to black mush in sunlight - grey and other colours seem to last longer
by bikefish
25 Nov 2012, 8:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tailored Housse Bags
Replies: 23
Views: 3389

Re: Tailored Housse Bags

These things are great for travel. Ive been using similar bags for years. Worth also getting pipe foam, a few cable ties and a tube of seam grip (for spot repairs as tears in material will get bigger and you will lose stuff as vibration in plane, bus holds rattles nuts etc loose quickly). The price ...
by bikefish
20 Nov 2012, 3:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Video Camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Re: Bike Video Camera

google for md80 clones - these single chip cameras are $9 with free slow shipping from china. You need a fast > class 4 mSD card
by bikefish
28 Jul 2012, 6:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Canal Towpaths
Replies: 12
Views: 12324

Re: Canal Towpaths

What about cycling on River Thames towpaths ? There are a slew of new nailed in no cycling signs on the Maidenhead - Marlow section - 1 within 20 m of a Sustrans permitted paths sign at Bourne End.
by bikefish
30 Jan 2012, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS?
Replies: 29
Views: 1683

Re: GPS?

Nhammy you will cycle through central France this summer and you already have an I phone and Michelin road atlas. Sounds like you are all set - good cell cover and well mapped. A problem might be leaving the phone on charge in a campsite - you would be daft to leave it unattended and there are not e...
by bikefish
15 Jan 2012, 9:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Tracker

gps with SIM card slot with 2 or 3 (preprogrammed) numbers call out/sms message/SOS from Maplin or deal extreme. Garmin version requires a subscription. I see you are thinking of going to Oz - where i am ATM - here you can get (network locked) smartphones with call via satellite option. Normal cell ...