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by freiston
6 Nov 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Tape
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Bar Tape

I really like Cannondale Synapse tape. It is gel-backed and non-adhesive but it is grippy on the bars. I find it much easier to fit than other tapes.
by freiston
13 Oct 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame protection
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Frame protection

I have bar-end shifters too but can't say that I've ever had this problem. How about a piece of helicopter tape around the top tube where the levers strike it?
by freiston
13 Oct 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tights for the vertically challenged.
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Winter tights for the vertically challenged.

Tudor Sports do made-to-measure tights for £56.40 - http://www.tudorsports.co.uk/ts107-york-tights-double-seat-custom.html I have the off-the-shelf version and they are lovely warm winter tights with a high waistband and comfortable elasticated waist - no drawcord and no supertight latex or gripper ...
by freiston
7 Oct 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which bike to buy? Need advice fast
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: Which bike to buy? Need advice fast

I can't see any mention of stock levels on the links provided by the OP. I wonder if the advice offered was fast enough.
by freiston
7 Oct 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone Holder
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Smartphone Holder

I've just bought one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0742BLQ11?ref_=pe_1365641_54848841 Tried it out in the very small hours of Saturday morning for a test-run of night-time smart-phone Osmand navigation and I'm very happy with it. It fits nicely onto my handlebars and the clamp isn't too big...
by freiston
7 Oct 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Laserlight Core - Projection Bike Light for Safer Cycling
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Laserlight Core - Projection Bike Light for Safer Cycling

The manufacturer's recommended "half a bus length" distance from real bike to laser bike image is approximately 10 metres. At night-time, any pedestrian or other road user would surely see a conventional front light sooner and more easily than the laser image on the road surface - if not, ...
by freiston
4 Oct 2018, 12:23am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia flame: what should it look like?
Replies: 76
Views: 2494

Re: Trangia flame: what should it look like?

Go gas do a conversion for Trangia that's half the price of the Trangia one but almost identical. I really don't know why Trangia sell their conversion at such a high markup. It's not quite identical - it's superior to the Trangia gas burner on account of the pre-heat loop being sited closer to the...
by freiston
3 Oct 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedals on Road Bike
Replies: 52
Views: 1514

Re: Flat peddles on Road Bike

Only a bit.................? I've never ridden this kind of pedal, but I've seen a few amazing destructive results of their use - on the soles of shoes being ridden with them. Having said that, if you don't want to use clips-n'-straps (and a lot of people don't, even on-road) your choice is somewha...
by freiston
14 Sep 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?

Well I've just had my email from Amazon.de saying my order has been dispatched. :D . Panic over :wink: 8)
by freiston
11 Sep 2018, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ebay Spa tourer: is it a scam or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: Ebay Spa tourer: is it a scam or not?

The seller has 11 dubiously priced items all collect only - a Mercian for £3,375 (which was previously listed for £399), a plastic hamster cage for £299 and a Hornby model tree for £99.99. Very strange imho.
by freiston
10 Sep 2018, 3:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Question on tarps and bivvys
Replies: 46
Views: 1130

Re: Question on tarps and bivvys

Tangled Metal wrote:Are you hiking or cycling? If hiking in the hills trekking poles might be helpful. If not your thing then replace the trekking poles with something like msr tarp poles.
A bicycle held upright with guy-ropes could be used to form a shelter with a tarp.
by freiston
9 Sep 2018, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?

Thanks, backnotes. I should have the funds soon, so I'll try again then and use the German Amazon if the UK one still shows as unavailable. If that fails, then I'll email Dirk Langhuber.
by freiston
8 Sep 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?

I was a bit "worse for wear" when I made the OP :wink:. I do hope that this is nothing more than a stock control/technical issue - I see that the German Amazon site still has them.
by freiston
7 Sep 2018, 11:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?

I've been eyeing up dynamo powered USB charging for some time now and had decided on a Cycle2Charge unit, to be purchased later this month when my redundancy money comes through (a blessing by all accounts). The other day I checked the Amazon link that I had bookmarked to discover they are "cur...
by freiston
25 Aug 2018, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo testing
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Hub Dynamo testing

That's shocking!