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by ConRAD
18 Feb 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging devies on tour - Schmidt SON Delux Front Dynamo Hub
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Charging devies on tour - Schmidt SON Delux Front Dynamo Hub

SON 28 vs Sondelux: Schmidt's version of the truth is here . I think that the correct interpretation of Schmidt's Chart#3 should be in terms of Input Power and not Output Power . Indeed Antriebsleistung is the " input drive power " or, in other words, is the additional power needed by a c...
by ConRAD
18 Feb 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favourite spots in Western France
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: Favourite spots in Western France

... looks like there are some lanes through forests just below Gujan Mestras. Would that be it? yes, indeed, there's something like that either between Bordeaux and Lacanau Ocean on the atlantic coast, either along the coast from Bretagne to the border with Spain, it's the "Vélodyssée", u...
by ConRAD
17 Feb 2020, 10:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favourite spots in Western France
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: Favourite spots in Western France

... views, historic towns and all forms of art ... If you like also some short cycling in the night, maybe this might be for you. In the sequence below: Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Carcassonne https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8lRgh5GXk1Y/UX5AFkl6mTI/AAAAAAAAJSA/YNznos-8Zwo/s640/Notturna+Bordeaux.jpg https:/...
by ConRAD
15 Feb 2020, 9:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Castles&Watchtowers of the Province of Syracuse [DEC2019-JAN2020]
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Castles&Watchtowers of the Province of Syracuse [DEC2019-JAN2020]

From an original idea of Antonio Randazzo, eminent artist and historian, a short mid winter trip in the southeast of Sicily along the coast and the interior of the Province of Syracuse, town founded over than 2700 years ago by ancient Greek Corinthians and birthplace of the preeminent mathematician ...
by ConRAD
8 Feb 2020, 8:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in Sicily- Advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Cycling in Sicily- Advice please

... known as SIBIT route ... SIBIT - Sustainable Interregional Bike Tourism is, or better it was, a project co-funded by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund originally intended to promote the biketourism as a sustainable form of local knowledge and integration of territori...
by ConRAD
29 Jan 2020, 8:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice options
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Munich to Venice options

There must be a very clever internet algorithm capable of building up and appear so far as real non-existing things. One of these things is the so called “ Ciclovia del Piave ”. Here below my personal experience, August 2019, 200 km … generally quiet roads but not even one centimetre of a whatsoever...
by ConRAD
28 Jan 2020, 8:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice options
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Munich to Venice options

pal wrote:... I liked Treviso ...

... of course, it's my town :wink:

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by ConRAD
28 Jan 2020, 7:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice options
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Munich to Venice options

MarcusT wrote:... announced a new bike route called ciclabile del Piave ...

... not indeed existing, except for pieces already existing even before this sort of "internet announcing"
by ConRAD
2 Jan 2020, 7:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Poorly Garmin Montana
Replies: 36
Views: 2901

Re: Poorly Garmin Montana

... it does seem to be a bit of a design weakness in some Garmin units. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MBCCc5aQqew/Xgy7elnu8FI/AAAAAAAAdBs/hHFdsbTchZQMymUztAMTf8NvPveWcz2MwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/02.JPG Indeed the power switch-on/off design seems to definitely lack in terms of robustness considering: 1 Repetit...
by ConRAD
1 Jan 2020, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Poorly Garmin Montana
Replies: 36
Views: 2901

Re: Poorly Garmin Montana

My beloved Monty isn't well. :cry: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?id=57989&t=1 ... well, after almost 8 years of honorable service, mine either is showing exactly the same problem as yours :? So, instead to apply for repairing I decided to repair it by myself. Perhaps isn't anymo...
by ConRAD
28 Dec 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike-and-train touring
Replies: 48
Views: 2827

Re: Bike-and-train touring

Sweep wrote:... few areas of the country where industry and rural were so curiously woven together ...

... perfect synthesis, it helps me a lot to build up a possible itinerary!
by ConRAD
21 Dec 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944

Sid Aluminium wrote:... on December 16th, 1944, American doctor Major Clifford Graves went on a short cycle tour in Eastern Belgium ...

I loved reading all that story, thank you.
by ConRAD
21 Dec 2019, 8:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944

I bet he wish he had a Brompton would be a good advert for the bike? :lol: unlikely, he was very much into top off the bill French constructeur touring bikes like Herse, so he might have settled for a Demontable Well, actually it seems that : .... also around 1971 Clifford became aware of custom bi...
by ConRAD
15 Dec 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wiring to rear lamp
Replies: 27
Views: 714

Re: wiring to rear lamp

... about three microvolts ... ... to be more precise one quarter of that if for the coil area you use 3.14xR^2. ps: actually in my post above I was trying to mention magnetic losses rather than induced EMF (e.g. hysteresis and eddy currents) ... but I definitely agree with you, in my intentions it...
by ConRAD
14 Dec 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wiring to rear lamp
Replies: 27
Views: 714

Re: wiring to rear lamp

Brucey wrote:... twin core .. or coax ...

... twin core .. or coax ... OK, ... single wire better to avoid :shock: