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by andrew_s
18 Apr 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 653
Views: 102762

Re: Cycle Travel question!

What I've done with cycle.travel is to plan the route at home (or anywhere there's wifi), then pan along the route at a number of suitable scales, just using the Chrome browser, before setting off with the tab still open. That puts the map tiles in your phone's cache, so you can see the map backgrou...
by andrew_s
18 Apr 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

Therein is part of the problem. In order to stay at the CLs I need to join. But I don't know details of the CLs to make an informed choice about whether or not to join. It's like booking a bike on a train. They're a' agin us. Many (or even most?) of the CLs are listed on ukcampsite.co.uk , so at le...
by andrew_s
18 Apr 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

I thought the Camping and Caravan Club had a special rate for "backpackers" that also applied to touring cyclists? I'm sure I've used that on the site at Poolewe a couple of years ago. Thought it was good value and they had great facilities for washing clothes etc.(Though you may not need...
by andrew_s
13 Apr 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 653
Views: 102762

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Is there a way to change the name from the default "cycle.travel" without editing the file? I'd have thought that editing the file is the easiest way. Just open the GPX in Notepad or whatever, replace "cycle.travel" with "MyRouteName", and save. If you are nervous, cop...
by andrew_s
12 Apr 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Pump AND CO2 Inflator Recommendations Please
Replies: 28
Views: 841

Re: Small Pump AND CO2 Inflator Recommendations Please

I don't get many punctures but, on a ride last summer, front went flat with no sign of the culprit, swapped tube & got going again. A short time later rear is flat, located & removed large thorn & used 2nd spare. Rear soon flat again (I later found I'd missed another tiny thorn embedded...
by andrew_s
12 Apr 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two sets of brakes?
Replies: 28
Views: 1030

Re: Two sets of brakes?

There are already electric bikes with regenerative braking. Do you have example of production machine with these, my understanding was that it was not possible in terms of bicycles as the power cost of the system would outweigh the charge produced. Quite happy to be proved wrong It wouldn't be so d...
by andrew_s
12 Apr 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two sets of brakes?
Replies: 28
Views: 1030

Re: Two sets of brakes?

V/Canti bosses can also be useful for bolting things to - for example, there are quite a number of racks that use them.
by andrew_s
10 Apr 2019, 11:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1196

Re: Camping spares

foxyrider wrote:I stuff (FWIW Vaude and Sea to Summit both recommend this for their respective products I use)

What do you do if it's blowing 30 mph when you come to un-stuff? Doesn't it all become a bit difficult to manage?
by andrew_s
9 Apr 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Butterfly Handlebar - Recomendations
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Butterfly Handlebar - Recomendations

You may be better off looking on the more touring- or utility-specific sites, such as St John Street, Spa, or Practical Cycles. Don't forget to search "Trekking handlebar" as well as Butterfly. However, note that (a) a more upright position makes saddle problems more likely, (b) hand weigh...
by andrew_s
9 Apr 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1196

Re: Camping spares

That's rather sad, but with the fly and groundsheet typically coated both sides I suspect you'd have a bit of a game arranging things so that you didn't have PU to PU, at least without contrived extra sheeting My PU-coated tents have only been visibly coated on one side (inside of outer, top of gro...
by andrew_s
8 Apr 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1196

Re: Camping spares

The problem with rolling a tent that I've had was with a Quasar, which had been rolled so that the PU coating was coating to coating, and left festering in the spare room for something like 15 years. When I eventually came to use it, the coating was stuck to itself. It did pull apart, but it took a ...
by andrew_s
6 Apr 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?
Replies: 66
Views: 1561

Re: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?

It's not pirate mapping. It's removing the lock code so you can do what you want with the map. Scenario: If you bought two different maps from Garmin on two separate SD cards, how could you use them in one Garmin device? That was the situation I found myself in. Unlock the codes, and copy both maps...
by andrew_s
6 Apr 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Safest tyre width for 22mm rims (Road)
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Safest tyre width for 22mm rims (Road)

25 mm will be OK, though I would prefer 28 myself (mostly for reasons of comfort). 22 mm external will be about 16 mm internal. The Mavic Open Pro is 15 mm internal, and the world and his dog have been using 23 mm tyres on Open Pros for donkeys years without issues. I thought for some reason that an...
by andrew_s
6 Apr 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 32
Views: 1416

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

I'm increasingly being passed in London by e-bikes doing well in excess of 20mph. Usually it's only mildly irritating (I hate being overtaken by other "cyclists" :wink: ) but I've also seen dangerous weaving and overtaking. This is only going to increase and I can't see these adapted mach...
by andrew_s
6 Apr 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will You Vote in the EU elections ( if you can) ?
Replies: 22
Views: 744

Re: Will You Vote in the EU elections ( if you can) ?

I always vote.

In the case of the next Westminster elections, whenever that might be, it's likely to be for the Monster Raving Looney Party, such is my opinion of the current crop of incompetents.