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by bikerwaser
18 Apr 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 49
Views: 1510

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

Thanks for all the info.

I've also been looking at homemade versions.

Here's one but there's so many more out there : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIzd0xdkowM
by bikerwaser
14 Apr 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 49
Views: 1510

Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

Hi All I'm looking around for an inexpensive but decent Derailleur Hanger alignment tool . The Park Tool one is good but is north of £60 . I wonder if anyone has use any of the other cheaper brands and what they're like ? Also If anyone has a Park Tool one that they want to get rid of ? Here's 2 of ...
by bikerwaser
14 Nov 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords Vs Decathlon (entry-level MTB)
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: Halfords Vs Decathlon (entry-level MTB)

I don't know why people buy new.

You could easliy get a decent bike for half that price .

And i'm wondering why you need a MTB to get to UNI ? is it all off road to get there ?

Why not get a hybrid with a rack and mudguards.
by bikerwaser
14 Nov 2018, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 60
Views: 2560

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Mens Serfas E-gel

https://www.serfas.com/shop/products/sa ... lex-cover/

I get them for about £24 from my local bike shop with my CTC membership discount.
by bikerwaser
10 Nov 2018, 8:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 28
Views: 1244

Re: Route navigation

With my phone the GPS gobbles up battery many times more than the things that you turn on and off with airplane mode do. That's strange. Mine uses a fair amount but I can get a full days ride out of it no problem. I do put it on "power saving mode" which helps though. The thing is , I don...
by bikerwaser
10 Nov 2018, 8:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 28
Views: 1244

Re: Route navigation

I use my phone too. although , like you i do prefer paper maps. As climo says, just put your phone into Airplane mode to save battery if needed. I use back country navigator which allows me to download maps for offline use. It's about £8 or so for life and you can download as many maps as your phone...
by bikerwaser
8 Nov 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats in your room 101?
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: Whats in your room 101?

Dogs
by bikerwaser
15 Oct 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?
Replies: 5
Views: 451

NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?

Hi All Myself and a friend are heading up to Scotland later this week and are looking out for camping spots. We may not use them as we're planning to do a bit of wild camping. But I'd just like to know where the camping spots are just in case we fancy them. To start with , I reckon our first night w...
by bikerwaser
15 Oct 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guilford to London by Tow Path
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Guilford to London by Tow Path

Thanks for the info.

If anyone couldn't open the website link then the guy also has a blog which is good :

http://cycle-geography.blogspot.com/
by bikerwaser
14 Oct 2018, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove connector seal/washer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Stove connector seal/washer ?

Thanks for the replies.

I contacted Vango's customer service and they've sent me out 2 new washers free.

Sorted !

How's that for service !
by bikerwaser
14 Oct 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guilford to London by Tow Path
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Guilford to London by Tow Path

Hi All

I'm planning a ride up to London from Poole and I've stumbled apon this section which can be done on tow path.

It looks great . I'd just like to know if anyone has any other info or advice on it?

http://www.cyclingfromguildford.co.uk/route1.html

Thanks !
by bikerwaser
2 Oct 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 171
Views: 11671

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

You're right to be concerned. Over 600 people go to A&E every day in England alone, due to dog bites, some with life changing results. I carry my own home made pepper spray. I've used it against several dogs that have chased me on my bike in the UK, France and Spain. I also used it on a motorist...
by bikerwaser
20 Sep 2018, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 2155

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

Bi Carb of Soda is also a good cheap method for cleaning stuff. Plus it doesn't smell .
by bikerwaser
19 Sep 2018, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove connector seal/washer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Stove connector seal/washer ?

Hi All I've just dusted off my lovely Higear stove, as I'm planning on another trip. As stated on my Youtube review of the stove some years ago, it's a Hi Gear stove but is exactly the same as the Vango stove. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QN3Qtz_V9g&t=3s I see that on the connector ( to the ...