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by RonK
9 Feb 2015, 7:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging devices in barbag
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Charging devices in barbag

I do this too, but you must take care not to stress the connectors. Some batteries lack robustness around the cable ports and are easily damaged, breaking the internal connection.
by RonK
5 Feb 2015, 2:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sizing for specialized awol
Replies: 15
Views: 5277

Re: Sizing for specialized awol

I think the OP may find the geometry of the Salsa Fargo more appropriate.

Top tube length of the large Fargo is 580mm vs 600mm on the large AWOL.
by RonK
2 Feb 2015, 7:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Length Conundrum
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Chain Length Conundrum

If you use the Campagnolo (small-small) method of chain measurement, the longest possible chain length is assured.
by RonK
30 Jan 2015, 2:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please convince me to buy the Garmin Edge touring GPS
Replies: 24
Views: 2395

Re: Please convince me to buy the Garmin Edge touring GPS

Poor choice. Search the forums and you'll discover the Edge Touring is lousy at navigation. I've read mixed reviews and from what I infer the most derogatory ones are from people who don't appear to know the ins and out of how to use it. Most people who advise it takes a while to get to grips with ...
by RonK
29 Jan 2015, 3:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please convince me to buy the Garmin Edge touring GPS
Replies: 24
Views: 2395

Please convince me to buy the Garmin Edge touring GPS

Poor choice. Search the forums and you'll discover the Edge Touring is lousy at navigation.
by RonK
23 Jan 2015, 8:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2nd pair of shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: 2nd pair of shoes

by RonK
19 Jan 2015, 12:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Drop STI Levers That Work With MTB Gears
Replies: 17
Views: 1689

New Drop STI Levers That Work With MTB Gears

Nice build - but if you had chosen Sram, then Apex shifters are compatible with both front and rear Sram MTB derailleurs and also BB7 road brakes, so the Kellys would be redundant. Worth considering for anyone contemplating a new build, and certain to be the choice for the new bike I'm planning, usi...
by RonK
10 Jan 2015, 9:18pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Pumping up 29er 2.4inch tyres
Replies: 24
Views: 33826

Re: Pumping up 29er 2.4inch tyres

You need a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HVG Mini Pump. Easily mounted on the frame and much better quality than the Topeak product.

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by RonK
10 Jan 2015, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tiagra STIs and a bar bag
Replies: 16
Views: 1661

Re: Tiagra STIs and a bar bag

I have an Ortlieb bag and use a Rixen Kaul Klickfix mount with distance set (upside down) and multiclip. I made the cables longer and fed them down through the mount. Works very nicely. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2BEiXlG8nhs/TUAIYjxFZiI/AAAAAAAADMc/HNux3y10lOE/w1600-h900-no/NZ%2BTour_2010103...
by RonK
3 Jan 2015, 6:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you get attachable side bars for road drop bars?
Replies: 12
Views: 2672

Re: Can you get attachable side bars for road drop bars?

Maybe, maybe not...but you can get detachable drops for flat bars.

Look for Origin8 drop ends.
by RonK
29 Dec 2014, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Circular routes & a suitable satnav.
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Circular routes & a suitable satnav.

Get s Mio Cyclo. They have s Surprise Me function that will propose three loop route alternatives based on either desired distance or time, rate each loop for difficulty.
by RonK
29 Dec 2014, 12:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike satnav with a "quiet route" option
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: Bike satnav with a "quiet route" option

One of the Mio (Magellan) Cyclo family of bike computers might work for you. You can create multiple bike profiles (6) for the desired routing type: City bike, Race bike, Mountain bike, Car, or Running. For each routing type you can set the routing preference by selecting Prefer, Allow, or Try to av...
by RonK
29 Dec 2014, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars on an mtb?
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Drop bars on an mtb?

Perhaps you should be looking at bikes like the Salsa Fargo or Specialized Awol, or if you have deep pockets, the CoMotion Divide.
by RonK
26 Dec 2014, 11:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front racks
Replies: 13
Views: 1674

Re: Front racks

Look on the Tubus website - you'll find several mounting options for fitting racks to bikes with no fixing points.
by RonK
23 Dec 2014, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade STI Shifters From Tigra to 105
Replies: 41
Views: 2117

Re: Upgrade STI Shifters From Tigra to 105

downtube are the pits, the worst ever idea in all of human history! When I had them on my Dawes Horizon that position discouraged the use the gears as too much trouble to keep on bending. Some kind of finger flicking good controls encourge optimising things as the road changes moment by moment - gr...