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by ConRAD
26 Sep 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 32
Views: 2280

Re: La Dolce Vita

... very frankly speaking I can't understand this thread. Thank you.
by ConRAD
25 Sep 2019, 7:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine lake tour suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Alpine lake tour suggestions

... planning a trip for next year taking 4 not-so-fit middle aged cyclists ... some are nervous in traffic ... Unless you're available to take long and steeply, though panoramic detours .... well, definitely forget Lago di Garda, from the traffic point of view is the most horrible thing I can imagi...
by ConRAD
14 Sep 2019, 7:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Booking trains in Italy

... Arst is in effect the regional bus company i think ... This is what wikipedia says: ARST S.p.A. (Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti) is a public company responsible for public transportation owned by the autonomous regional administration of Sardinia. The company is headquartered in Cagliari and...
by ConRAD
13 Sep 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Booking trains in Italy

What I understand is the following: FdS-Ferrovie della Sardegna (Railways of Sardinia), founded in 1989, is a narrow gauge railway system using diesel locomotives and multiple units, electrified tram-trains in the metropolitan areas of Sassari and Cagliari and vintage diesel and steam locomotives on...
by ConRAD
13 Sep 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Booking trains in Italy

... in Sardinia ... Afaik most of principal train lines in Sardinia belong and are directly managed by Trenitalia. As an example I searched for Cagliari-Olbia and i've got the following result, perhaps you've to pay an extra of about 3 Euros but the bicycle can be transported w/o problems on the bi...
by ConRAD
10 Sep 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Booking trains in Italy

... and what the hell happens if you dare to cross a regional border on a journey? I go to the counter and ask. The past November I first took the train in Salerno (Campania), crossed Basilicata and ended-up to Villa San Giovanni (Calabria). One ticket for myself+3.5 Euro for the bicycle. Then on t...
by ConRAD
10 Sep 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Booking trains in Italy

... you have to pay in Sardinia ... But Sardinia is not Sicily :wink: However, according to a Trenitalia internal regulation updated May 2019 the transport of a bicycle on Treni Regionali is free of charge in the following regions: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Liguria, Marche, Puglia, Sicilia. For all the ...
by ConRAD
10 Sep 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Booking trains in Italy

... do you still need to pay for the bike carriage ... In the "continental" Italy yes you pay, something like 3.5 Euro regardlessly of the mileage as far as I remember, last time was Nov 2018 from Salerno to Villa San Giovanni to take the ferry for Sicily. I'm not sure whether I paid for ...
by ConRAD
9 Sep 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Booking trains in Italy

... any advice or experience on booking trains in Italy? ... I do suppose that you're travelling by bicycle. If so, IMO you don't need any booking or whatsoever reservation. To see timetable and available trains go to trenitalia.com, select "REGIONALI", input ORIGIN and DESTINATION and th...
by ConRAD
7 Sep 2019, 7:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 6
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

Re: Eurovelo 6

... how hilly was the section through Switzerland and on to the Danube (e.g. compared to Loire/Doubs/French Canals bits)... ... basically flat everywhere with perhaps just one exception between Shaffausen (CH) and Donaueschingen (D). https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YunA9SkTqSc/UOSjijEnKkI/AAAAAAAAIXI/cy...
by ConRAD
1 Sep 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel Screws.
Replies: 19
Views: 1036

Re: Stainless Steel Screws.

... and although sold as Stainless Steel ... I suspect they are S316 stainless ... 316SS, or better AISI316, is definitely a good and very popular stainless steel. AISI316 is definitely stainless and totally amagnetic ... so test your bolts with a magnet, if you note some attraction ... then those ...
by ConRAD
4 Aug 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in July/August
Replies: 21
Views: 2316

Re: Touring in July/August

...I'm heading out on a European tour at the end of July... Here some possible ideas … never had problems with “busy bicycle traffic” along the entire routes !! Strasbourg-Nürnberg 12/22 AUG 2014 Nürnberg-Praha 10/16 AUG 2015 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ggcixlqpKKw/U_rhTkbB1DI/AAAAAAAAPsQ/rOowp5XII9c...
by ConRAD
4 Aug 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroVelo 7 North Italy to Berlin (or alt routes) - any tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: EuroVelo 7 North Italy to Berlin (or alt routes) - any tips?

We did the AlpeAdria from Grado to Villach at the end of July2017 ... and, as far as I can remember, we didn't came across a single cyclist in the same direction for the entire trip. I'm not too much aware about campsites but I'm pretty confident that booking in cheap hotels, as we did, with just on...
by ConRAD
29 Jul 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Directional hub dynamos
Replies: 30
Views: 3348

Re: Directional hub dynamos

For sure all current SON hub dynamos do not have a defined sense of rotation, ie disc can stay on both sides.
For mechanicaI reasons, I think that only dynamos with flanged/threaded enclosure must have a preferential sense of rotation.
by ConRAD
20 Jul 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Could Shimano Generatotr hubs run in oil (including electrical section)
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: Could Shimano Generatotr hubs run in oil (including electrical section)

alexnharvey wrote:
ConRAD wrote:
mig wrote:... something like ACF-50?

... isn't perhaps going to destroy the enamelled copper wire of the coil?

Based on what, or just speculation without basis?

... definitely speculation ... perhaps in need of some investigation.