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by plancashire
6 Oct 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supernova front light repair
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Supernova front light repair

I have just sent my Supernova front light off to the manufacturers in Gundelfingen for repair (see my avatar picture!). It stopped providing current to the rear light. It is under 5 years old, so it could be a guarantee case. Diagnosing the fault and separating the cables (partly internal) from the...
by plancashire
6 Oct 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle computers, generally
Replies: 39
Views: 4345

Re: cycle computers, generally

The Teasi can use raster maps but I have never tried them. I don't know if the OS maps are compatible. I find the native maps in the device fine here in Germany. People complain about the Teasi Tool software that runs on a PC or Mac. It is essential only for updating the software and downloading the...
by plancashire
2 Sep 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Germany’s trains
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Bikes on Germany’s trains

Ah yes, something I forgot to mention: allow plenty of time for connections. German trains do not run on time, contrary to the belief of most foreigners. They haven't done for years. It might also be a good idea to look out for engineering works. There are some big ones around. A bus service usually...
by plancashire
1 Sep 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Germany’s trains
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Bikes on Germany’s trains

I live in Germany. You can't take bikes on the ICE express trains, except the very newest and I don't think they run to Frankfurt on your route. You can on the EC and IC trains but you need to reserve places. These are good for longer distances. Local trains such as RE, RB and S all have spaces in v...
by plancashire
30 Aug 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supernova front light repair
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Supernova front light repair

I have just sent my Supernova front light off to the manufacturers in Gundelfingen for repair (see my avatar picture!). It stopped providing current to the rear light. It is under 5 years old, so it could be a guarantee case. Diagnosing the fault and separating the cables (partly internal) from the ...
by plancashire
30 Aug 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle computers, generally
Replies: 39
Views: 4345

Re: cycle computers, generally

I am finding it hard to manage to research because my German is only good for basiic sentences/listed and scored comparisons, and the manufacturers seem reluctant to reply to my requests. There are web services that will translate pages for you. They should be good enough to understand the gist of ...
by plancashire
22 May 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton SRAM 3-speed spacer ring
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Brompton SRAM 3-speed spacer ring

Thanks Brucey, that's helpful information. I'll measure to be sure. I have various verniers and micrometers. And a BB for comparison.
by plancashire
20 May 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle computers, generally
Replies: 39
Views: 4345

Re: cycle computers, generally

I still have my Teasi One3 and it still works. It cost me 160 euros. The updated maps keep coming. The software has improved, with some big dips. It won't run all day on one charge but a battery pack or a USB charger off the dynamo takes care of that. It is waterproof enough. It is a receiver only, ...
by plancashire
20 May 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton SRAM 3-speed spacer ring
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Brompton SRAM 3-speed spacer ring

I have a Brompton M3L with the 3-speed SRAM hub bought in 2004. There is a thin spacer ring to adjust the position of the sprocket and ensure it is tight against the spring ring that holds it all in place. My ring has a split in it. It still works but sooner or later it will break. The hub is still ...
by plancashire
7 Apr 2018, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone used a TEASI gps cycle gizmo ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: Anyone used a TEASI gps cycle gizmo ?

I have recently updated the software on my Teasi one3 (bought in 2016) from its original, which was Hydrogen 8, to the latest Tahuna Caph. The instructions for the update are not great but I managed to get it done with no problems via my Mac. So, I have up to date maps and a few new functions in the...
by plancashire
8 Oct 2017, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Looking For Advice For Mosel/Rhein Tour
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

Re: Looking For Advice For Mosel/Rhein Tour

There's an amphitheatre too but you have to walk (or cycle!) a little way out of town. You can go under the floor where some of the animals were kept. Worth a visit.
by plancashire
24 Sep 2017, 10:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Looking For Advice For Mosel/Rhein Tour
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

Re: Looking For Advice For Mosel/Rhein Tour

There's a train line that runs along the Mosel. You can find the times at Trier Hbf (main station) or online here (in German): http://kursbuch.bahn.de/hafas/kbview.exe/dn?st_name=Trier+Hbf%238000134&st_filter=&cat_name=&searchmode=station&mainframe=result&orig=sS&dosearch=1&a...
by plancashire
16 Sep 2017, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light using AAs or similar...
Replies: 28
Views: 1646

Re: Front light using AAs or similar...

... Also thanks to andrew_s for eWerk suggestion, I got the USB version and it charges my phone at ridiculously low speeds, so I'm only in trouble if I'm grounded on a dull day! I have a small HAMA device https://www.amazon.de/dp/B003O6VFJC which takes two AA cells and can recharge them from a USB ...
by plancashire
16 Sep 2017, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light using AAs or similar...
Replies: 28
Views: 1646

Re: Front light using AAs or similar...

I have a Busch+Muller Ixon IQ and it's superb. +1 - I've got one and it's great. +1 more. I have the original Ixon IQ which does 40 lux. I've had it for 6 or 7 years and it never misses a beat. Run it on 4 Sanyo Eneloop cells and get a charger that manages each cell individually. Forget the B+M plu...
by plancashire
3 Sep 2017, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Looking For Advice For Mosel/Rhein Tour
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

Re: Looking For Advice For Mosel/Rhein Tour

I've done the Mosel but only from Trier to Koblenz. My wife and I cycle slowly. It is pretty flat and almost all well surfaced. There's a bit that is through woods but we managed with 37 mm tyres. If you can read German there are some excellent guides available in book form suitable for the bar bag ...