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by ColinW
7 Mar 2012, 10:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring lights
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Touring lights

I have just bought a Lezyne Powerdrive (in addition to my B&M IQ Cyo). It uses the same rechargeable battery as the Pedalpower+. A pair of spare batteries imported from Honk Kong cost £9 including delivery (a bit better than Lezyne price of £28 for one). I can start with 4 fully charged batterie...
by ColinW
2 Feb 2012, 9:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145739

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Hello,

I have just joined the ranks of recument trike riders - first ride today. I live in West Wiltshire.

Regards

Colin W
by ColinW
30 Jun 2011, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SAT NAVS FOR CYCLE TOURING
Replies: 25
Views: 5134

Re: SAT NAVS FOR CYCLE TOURING

Does anyone have experience of the MemoryMap Adventurer 2800? These are on offer at the moment and include full UK OS Maps at 1:50000.
by ColinW
30 May 2011, 12:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Air Mattress
Replies: 26
Views: 2497

Re: Best Air Mattress

I use a Pacific Outdoor Ether Thermo 6. It is quite narrow but this does not cause me any problems, it is surprisingly comfortable. It is vey well insulated, and packs very small.

Colin
by ColinW
29 Jan 2011, 12:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying Meths
Replies: 24
Views: 2452

Re: Carrying Meths

Again, thank you all for the helpful information. For my first trip I will take the mini Trangia with a home made windshield, and use a proper Trangia 1l bottle with the Topeak adjustable bottle cage. I really don't want to keep meths in a pannier. If go for longer touring I am fairly sure I will ge...
by ColinW
28 Jan 2011, 7:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying Meths
Replies: 24
Views: 2452

Re: Carrying Meths

"I have just bought a mini T - any advice for using it first time out? Thanks " Yes - don't do what I did this Sunday and try it out in the kitchen whilst SWMBO is out, thinking that it will be washed up and put away before she gets home so she'll never know. The meths fumes hung around fo...
by ColinW
22 Jan 2011, 6:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying Meths
Replies: 24
Views: 2452

Re: Carrying Meths

Thanks for the replies. Its a "normal" cycling plasic water bottle I was thinking of using - not aluminium (I have a lot old ones lying around). The main reasons I thought it might not be suitable were that the drinking valve at the top might not hold the meths vapour for a couple of weeks...
by ColinW
22 Jan 2011, 4:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying Meths
Replies: 24
Views: 2452

Re: Carrying Meths

Will this fit in a normal water bottle cage, or would it need something like a Bikebuddy?
by ColinW
22 Jan 2011, 3:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying Meths
Replies: 24
Views: 2452

Carrying Meths

Hello,
I have just joined the CTC and am planning my first camping trip. I need to carry meths for use in a Trangia mini stove.
Is it unsafe to carry the meths in an old water bottle, i.e.should I just buy the proper bottle and large bottle carrier to support it?

Regards

Colin