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by bobzeller
16 Jul 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9997

Re: rear pannier advice needed

In response to your earlier question (and with apologies for getting back so late), Arkel has a choice in its pannier range of waterproof or water resistant as they have a demand for both. It may seem a no brainer, but there are drawbacks to waterproof and for some, like me, water resistant is a bet...
by bobzeller
14 Jul 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9997

Re: rear pannier advice needed

I have used a set of Arkel T28s since 2007 and they have been brilliant. They are front loading which makes packing and unpacking easier and keeps the contents much neater. But more importantly, the mounting system with aluminium tracks has meant that they have never been less than fully secure. I b...
by bobzeller
17 Jun 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidt hub generator
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Schmidt hub generator

Many thanks to all for the advice. OI am most grateful.

Cheers
by bobzeller
16 Jun 2019, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidt hub generator
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Schmidt hub generator

I have gone through all the info that I can find about about Schmidt hub generators, but I can't seem to locate information about looking after my Schmidt hub generator (Naben 6V 3W). It has worked flawlessly for me since 2007 powering front and rear lights even though I leave it on all the time. It...
by bobzeller
14 Apr 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2331

Re: Euro Velo 6

Again, many thanks to all. I'll get back after I get back in May.

Cheers

Bob
by bobzeller
4 Apr 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2331

Re: Euro Velo 6

Thanks, all very helpful information.

Cheers

Bob
by bobzeller
4 Apr 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Got the motivation for the ride, just worried about the train
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Re: Got the stones for the ride, just worried about the train

There is a great deal of info regarding using the French rail system (and much ore, in fact) here: https://www.freewheelingfrance.com/blog ... rance.html.

Cheers

Bob
by bobzeller
9 Feb 2019, 7:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2331

Re: Euro Velo 6

Thanks for the advice. I imagine I will stick with the RWGPS route which uses, in places, parts of the EV6 route. I'll get back after we get back with comments.

Cheers
by bobzeller
8 Feb 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2331

Euro Velo 6

I wonder if anyone has done Euro Velo 6 recently. I am planning to do the western part, perhaps Blois to Nantes in May. I am wondering about the surface. Is there much that isn't tarmacked? My bike has 23 tyres and that's the widest possible. A few years ago, I did the Vélodyssey and at first it was...
by bobzeller
16 Jan 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Climb info on Cycle.Travel
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Climb info on Cycle.Travel

Thanks for that.

Cheers
by bobzeller
16 Jan 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Climb info on Cycle.Travel
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Climb info on Cycle.Travel

Could someone please tell me how I can get climb details ie metres of climbing, percentages etc. when plotting on Cycle.Travel. I normally use RWGPS which gives those details but I would like to compare what Cycle.Travel could do for me but I can't seem to find anything to do with climbs. Is that in...
by bobzeller
20 Dec 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial - Halfords Discount
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Trivial - Halfords Discount

If it is any help, Decathlon has the Garmin Edge Explore for sale at £199 both in-store and on line. It has been at that price for two or three weeks now.

Cheers
by bobzeller
29 Nov 2018, 6:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EV 3 Paris south
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: EV 3 Paris south

Thanks, good information to have.

Cheers
by bobzeller
28 Nov 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EV 3 Paris south
Replies: 2
Views: 257

EV 3 Paris south

I am thinking about a short tour early next year from Paris south on the new EV3. Not sure how far but 350km to 500km most likely. I am also not sure which bike I would use. But possibly it could be my classic style touring bike with 23 tyres. If anyone has any info about this new (and as yet very m...
by bobzeller
9 Feb 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2617

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

Hi Bob I have the Edge Touring (not “plus”), but I assume that it is the same as your unit in respect of the GPS/navigation “engine”, and is only different regarding connectivity for peripherals. Almost all my rides are created using cycle.travel and I usually download as a TCX Course with tick box...