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by SA_SA_SA
14 Jun 2021, 1:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 622
Views: 75263

Re: Pictures of your tents.

andrew_s wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 4:45pm The problems with the longitudinal (head to toe) single arch are...
a) it's narrow left to right, and there's not the width for your head in the high part. This can be fixed with a short spreader pole, as on the Pheonix Phreeranger
b) the pole is low tension, and easily deformed by the wind. This can lead to being thwacked on the head by the pole as it blows flat.
c) the left and right panels are large and now well supported, so crossways wind can also be a problem.
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(I also had a T.N. Solar, at one stage)
A) I dont find that in a peak 3.1, I can sit up ok.
b) but its no more low tension than a spacepacker's?
c) ditto, how does this differ from a spacepacker other than the steepness of the slope.

Aren't b and c dealt with by guys on a spacepacker?
by SA_SA_SA
10 Jun 2021, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 1111
Views: 134590

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Richard Fairhurst wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 3:35pm It tries to minimise turns at the same time as picking quieter routes - obviously it doesn't always get it right, but much of this is because there isn't much data on what's a quiet route and what isn't in urban areas. If you have a particular example in mind let me know.
Thanks, but it seemed a general feature that in urban areas ct would me along tiny sections of consecutive residental streets when I wanted to stay on the main route to simplify navigation and avoid having to keep rejoining at give ways. I havent tried it for approx a month though...
by SA_SA_SA
10 Jun 2021, 2:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 1111
Views: 134590

Re: Cycle Travel Question

To continue the avoiding small deviations in dense urban areas like towns subthread:

Could the database be set up with less turns for short sections of quieter route, in urban areas etc?

I suppose the alternative is to separate tour routes into non urban and urban sections, and use cycle travel for the non urban. But if ever rewritten from scratch I request a plain manual plotter mode :) .

Thanks for all the Maps. :D :D
by SA_SA_SA
10 Jun 2021, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often should one change one's D lock?
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: How often should one change one's D lock?

Paulatic wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 2:50pm When it no longer works or you’ve lost the key.
I presumed older ones might gain vulnerabilitieks as thiefs get deviouser and deviouser, like for computer viruses?
by SA_SA_SA
10 Jun 2021, 1:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often should one change one's D lock?
Replies: 22
Views: 865

How often should one change one's D lock?

How often should one change one's D lock, in order to maintain security given that they are expensive lumps?
by SA_SA_SA
10 Jun 2021, 11:02am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 622
Views: 75263

Re: Pictures of your tents.

andrew_s wrote: 5 Jun 2021, 2:46pm As I see it, the Zephyros is a cheaper version of the Terra Nova Laser Comp, which was a copy of the Hilleberg Akto with one pole at each end rather than two, for weight saving.
The Spacepacker was the first transverse hoop tent, but it was quite a bit larger, and wouldn't have worked as a single person design (need the height on the arch for face clearance reasons, which dictates enough width for two). The Akto was the first to introduce end poles, which is what makes a single person transverse hoop tent possible.
Laser comp / zephros designs puzzle me a bit:

Why would you want a tighter hoop (more pole stress) cf spacepacker, requiring an additional short pair of end poles, that still results in a tent like the low halves of two tiny sloping ridge tents bolted together....when a hoop in line with sleeper would have a gentler curve, more face or feet clearance and only one pole....? Ie a descendant of spacepacker but inner moved thru 90 degrees eg in 1man form oex bobcat, blacks octane 1, berghaus peak 3.1 etc
by SA_SA_SA
10 Jun 2021, 11:01am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 622
Views: 75263

Re: Pictures of your tents.

andrew_s wrote: 5 Jun 2021, 2:46pm As I see it, the Zephyros is a cheaper version of the Terra Nova Laser Comp, which was a copy of the Hilleberg Akto with one pole at each end rather than two, for weight saving.
The Spacepacker was the first transverse hoop tent, but it was quite a bit larger, and wouldn't have worked as a single person design (need the height on the arch for face clearance reasons, which dictates enough width for two). The Akto was the first to introduce end poles, which is what makes a single person transverse hoop tent possible.
Laser comp / zephros designs puzzle me a bit:

Why would you want a tighter hoop requiring short end poles, that still results in a tent like the low halves of two tiny sloping ridge tents bolted together....when a hoop in line with sleeper would have a gentler curve more face or feet clearance and only one pole....? Ie a descendant of spacepacker but inner moved thru 90 degrees eg in 1man form oex bobcat, blacks octane 1, berghaus peak 3.1 etc
by SA_SA_SA
11 May 2021, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 516
Views: 21445

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

Basta / axa trio* on ebay from London seller

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381344426259 ... Vt3nl
*has metal bearings cf duo which has plastic bearings. Basta/ Axa seem one of the last big names making bottles.
by SA_SA_SA
10 May 2021, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry freedom y 2.2 trailers: new plastic bearings improvement?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Carry freedom y 2.2 trailers: new plastic bearings improvement?

Thanks..
My theory is that the wheels keep their ball bearings and the axle gains a plastic plain bearing, rather than a metal nonintentional bearing, to avoid jamming...
by SA_SA_SA
7 May 2021, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry freedom y 2.2 trailers: new plastic bearings improvement?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Carry freedom y 2.2 trailers: new plastic bearings improvement?

The new carry freedom y 2.2 models are described as having 'the high quality IGUS plastic plain bearings'...of which....'The results of this change: better running characteristics, less driving noise and the prevention of wheel axle seizure, due to corrosion or moisture'

which suggests they are in the axle...but are they in the wheels as well rather than the previous std cartridge ball bearings?



*from https://www.ambadistribution.com/products/view/1116
by SA_SA_SA
7 May 2021, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CarryFreedom Lollipop hitch brkt: less sticky-out
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: CarryFreedom Lollipop hitch brkt: less sticky-out

You can combine the radicaldesign brompton hitch with the carryfreedom by replacing the formers towball with the carry freedom lollipop's cylinder post for less stickyoutness on a brompton and perhaps other bikes.
by SA_SA_SA
3 May 2021, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 1111
Views: 134590

Re: Cycle Travel Question

When I asked about a manual routing mode earlier perhaps it was misleading:

When using cycle travel I usually start with auto route between two points and then tweak it but it woukd be useful if further autorouting could ve paused, as I add a new via to counter some unecessary very short side trips into quieter streets but then the auto route will often detour my correction into new very short quiet diversions... repeat....

In this previous response
https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic. ... #p1481678 you hinted at allowing routing only being performed on current subsection to save processing time, which if possible, might imply routing could be turned off and on for all subsections i.e. whole map:

But you did say '...But it'll require quite a lot of code changes... ' , so perhaps it required even more?
I do know from experience that what seemed a small improvement to the user might require an unexpected amount of code change if not anticipated by programmer :oops: :) .



As a different idea could you maintain 2 databases, the current quiet routes maximised 'proper' one and another minimising short detours onto quiet roads, especially in urban areas, if this could be done, and if autorouting can be limited to current section only then could this be switched to, via button, when correcting between via points, after a rough 'proper" auto route has been done?

Thanks for all the maps... :D
by SA_SA_SA
25 Apr 2021, 8:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tiger Crossing Picture
Replies: 62
Views: 2244

Re: Tiger Crossing Picture

Bmblbzzz wrote: 25 Apr 2021, 7:36pm I remain confident we can all see that we're crossing the carriageway.
But not with priority, ie you must stop or slow to give way to oncoming traffic that hasnt stopped,; I dont think that is clear in the current design especially to cyclists from countries where if a cycle path continues across a road within marked lines they have priority and thus will expect to continue across unhindered...
by SA_SA_SA
25 Apr 2021, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tiger Crossing Picture
Replies: 62
Views: 2244

Re: Tiger Crossing Picture

Bmblbzzz wrote: 25 Apr 2021, 11:19am It functions as in your 1) but that doesn't mean a give way sign is needed. After all, there isn't one at a standard zebra or any other type of crossing. The difference between stripes and dashes is merely to divide the crossing into two separate areas (IMO perhaps unnecessarily).
But the cyclist isnt cycling over the stripes so may not view it as a zebra....
Having stripes on both sides of the cycle part might make it look more like a zebra to all, ie a zebra with a parted red sea down the middle for cyclists, so they arent cycling over paint * who would then not mistake it for a priority crossing...

*apparently slippy when wet...