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by borisface
4 Aug 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

Just gone through the process of replacing my old Garmin 800 as the battery life is not much more than 5-6 hours now and was getting a bit idiosyncratic. What was important for me was mapping, a barometric altimeter, a decent battery life and the ability to use an HRM. The new Garmin's for me didn't...
by borisface
18 Jul 2020, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strada Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Strada Wheels

Hard to beat the zondas you already have imo. Great weight, good value, strong. I hit a cat doing 45 mph front wheel was perfectly true afterwards (the cat and I not so good). Wheel is still in use 5 years later. I live in the mountains in Portugal and rims are still fine after 7 years use.
by borisface
17 Jul 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Mitt Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 1779

Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

+1 for decathlon mitts, and for some of their cycle clothing more generally. I've had a pair of these for a couple of years and they are fine. In yellow too, which is what you asked for

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc-500-cycl ... 28189.html
by borisface
15 Jul 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfbike
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Halfbike

Fun! Bah humbug!
by borisface
15 Jul 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfbike
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Halfbike

And the point is?
by borisface
5 Jun 2020, 8:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?

2 batteries = 800+w/h for under £2k is going to get you some very serious range. Maybe 100 miles.
by borisface
5 Jun 2020, 10:37am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?

Probably your best option would be to buy a spare battery from decathlon when you buy the bike, if they will sell you one, carry it in a saddle bag and swap over when needed.
by borisface
22 Mar 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 252
Views: 12887

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

Good point, the simple answer is because the government say so and the police have guns!
by borisface
21 Mar 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 252
Views: 12887

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

Not that bizarre really they just want people to stay inside as much as possible with only essential journeys taking place.
by borisface
21 Mar 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 252
Views: 12887

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

Well my tour to Greece in May is cancelled as easyJet have cancelled the flights. In Portugal where I live we're under a state of emergency and cycling is not allowed unless you are a high performance athlete. I'm not sure anyone would believe me on that one!
by borisface
29 Feb 2020, 11:29am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cannondale Ebike
Replies: 22
Views: 1506

Re: Cannondale Ebike

Hi Borisface, I wonder which Cube model you have? The weight is an issue with me as I have a two bike Thule towbar rack and there is a limit on the weight of each bike of 25kg so I would obviously have the battery in the car to reduce the overall weight. I have looked at Cube along with Kalkhoff, K...
by borisface
27 Feb 2020, 9:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aegean Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Aegean Airlines

Thanks for your suggestions. I emailed them to check and was just sent a link to their website. It's not for a couple of months, so I may get hold of a box. I don't want to end up with them turning me away either going or potentially worse coming back.
by borisface
26 Feb 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aegean Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Aegean Airlines

I am due to be flying from Lisbon to Athens and back in a couple of months with my bike. I've flown plenty of times with easyjet without a problem using either the CTC bag or more recently an unpadded bike bag from Decathlon. However, the Aegean airlines policy states that 'the bike should be protec...
by borisface
24 Feb 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cannondale Ebike
Replies: 22
Views: 1506

Re: Cannondale Ebike

Can't comment on the Cannondale, but having recently purchased a cube ebike with Bosch active line plus and 500w/h battery I can say that so far it's been faultless and more fun than expected. My bike weighs in at 24 kgs so is heavier than the Cannondale but the range is still pretty impressive. I w...
by borisface
24 Feb 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Re-inflating tyres post flight
Replies: 38
Views: 2012

Re: Re-inflating tyres post flight

I don't bother and when I have been challenged (twice) I simply said that they were solid tyres. End of.