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by freiston
20 Mar 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Making a PDF map from a GPX file
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Making a PDF map from a GPX file

It's likely that anything that relies on screen shots won't be high quality. The basic problem is that screen shots are screen resolution (~96 dpi) whilst high quality printed output is around 300dpi, which would leave you wanting a screen 3x as wide & 3x as high as your piece of paper. I would...
by freiston
20 Mar 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Making a PDF map from a GPX file
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Making a PDF map from a GPX file

I gave plotaroute a go after I made my earlier post and I am impressed. I did let it work out a route from my home to a venue the other side of the city (with no or few waypoints in between) that most cycle route plotters will avoid the city centre to get there and it did avoid the city centre but i...
by freiston
19 Mar 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Making a PDF map from a GPX file
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Making a PDF map from a GPX file

You can upload a gpx file to https://www.osola.org.uk/rides/gpsuploader.htm (under "View British GPX files on OS Maps") and it will give you a window of the route on a OS map. you could go full screen and take a screenshot which you could then use to create a pdf file using the software of...
by freiston
17 Mar 2019, 12:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling on the A5
Replies: 23
Views: 4736

Re: Cycling on the A5

I cycled the stretch between Tamworth and Brownhills a few times in the early eighties (it no longer runs entirely the same route) and it was hell then. As well as the traffic, there was a lot of debris and broken glass on the road, as I recall it.
by freiston
13 Mar 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trying to work out the parts to connect a dynamo wheel hub to a usb charger
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: Trying to work out the parts to connect a dynamo wheel hub to a usb charger

I have a Cycle2Charge mounted on the top of my steerer. Haven't used it much but it does work fine. It will charge a phone directly but my intention is to use it to top up a powerbank when I don't have the opportunity to charge it up via the mains.
by freiston
13 Mar 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 2100

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

I might be miles off the mark, but how about dragging and dropping the gpx/kml files directly into google earth? Here's one I made earlier (using Osmand on my phone to record the track as a gpx file and creating kml file with line strings when dropping into google earth): https://farm8.staticflickr....
by freiston
10 Mar 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton equivalent
Replies: 22
Views: 3324

Re: Brompton equivalent

These have had a protracted gestation but now seem to be shipping: https://www.helix.ca/ Quality and innovation, but at about £1700 I don't think Brompton will be losing much sleep. According to https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1051531-helix-update-80.html - they've shipped five bikes, are ...
by freiston
3 Mar 2019, 11:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing structure of that extra gear ( i.e. 11-sp)
Replies: 89
Views: 5602

Re: Pricing structure of that extra gear ( i.e. 11-sp)

Ah! - it works now! I reckon I'll still use an online calculator like http://www.gear-calculator.com if I have the means though :P
by freiston
3 Mar 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing structure of that extra gear ( i.e. 11-sp)
Replies: 89
Views: 5602

Re: Pricing structure of that extra gear ( i.e. 11-sp)

Mick F wrote:For the uninitiated, the formula .................. Cadence rpm = Speed x 336

Sorry Mick, but I can't work out how to even use this - if my speed was 10mph does that mean my cadence would be 3360 rpm? ...and what about my gear ratio
:?
by freiston
3 Mar 2019, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?
Replies: 40
Views: 3173

Re: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?

I buy tools as I need them or if I spot a "bargain". For bike specific tools, online, LBS or chain store are all worth looking at. For starters, given your intended use, I would make sure I had some decent cable cutters, chain tool, some cone spanners, chain whip and cassette tool on top o...
by freiston
10 Feb 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5952

Re: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?

I sometimes use a single pannier on the right. I did have a car rub it once when I pulled away from the ASL to go straight on from the front of the queue at a traffic light (changing from red). The road was narrow and the driver decided to pull out to get past me as the lights changed. I have to adm...
by freiston
8 Feb 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1327

Re: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?

Scunnered wrote:I made my own tent
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and gas stove
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both are still in use

That's impressive! :)
by freiston
7 Feb 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5952

Re: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?

Its actually a fallacy that cyclists can use only one pannier. If you were to try, you'd unbalance the bike so much that you would fall off. :D (or so some non-cyclists seem to think judging by the questions I have been asked for being asymmetrically laden) In my experience, some cyclists too :shock:
by freiston
6 Feb 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle odometer
Replies: 28
Views: 2609

Re: Cycle odometer

I was talking about the wireless, £20:99, cheaper if you get a discount. https://www.halfords.com/cycling/cycling-technology/cycle-computers-gps/cateye-velo-wireless-cycle-computer Whenever I follow a link like this and the website tells me (as in this case) "13 people are looking at this righ...
by freiston
6 Feb 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle odometer
Replies: 28
Views: 2609

Re: Cycle odometer

I think that's the going rate for a wired cycle computer. Same price here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/CatEye-CC-VL520-Velo-Cycle-Computers-x/dp/B007YV1GM4/ I can't find the Velo 7 cheaper (I didn't look very hard) but you can get a wired computer for £8.99 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raleigh-FUNCTION-...