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by m-gineering
30 Oct 2020, 10:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

hamster wrote:I'd be tempted to follow the rivers inland to Nijmegen and then take the train back.


This only works in the summer, as in normal times you can't take a bike on the train during rushhour
by m-gineering
30 Oct 2020, 8:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Pre Covid I did a mini cruise to Zeebrugge. Rode from Saddleworth to Hull, one night on the ship a six hour ride around the Southern Netherlands and back to the ferry. Highly recommended, Once the Covid cloud has lifted I am planning to recreate the experience, again ride to Hull but this time a 'M...
by m-gineering
8 Oct 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve

SprokenBroke wrote:
So it would be a good idea to use a shrader tube?

No matter, use whatever you like, Schraeder, Presta or Dunlop. I like Presta and don't like Schraeder and hate Dunlop, but we all get there ;)
by m-gineering
8 Oct 2020, 7:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve

I have broken wheels, and sometimes it has been the rims that have given. But they have never failed at the valve hole. I think the chances of those rims failing in that way are very small. Actually it is not uncommon. What it takes is a big fat road tyre (say 55-60mm) run at high pressures. SIlly,...
by m-gineering
7 Oct 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve

The "adapters" are really just to plug the gap around the bigger hole, should you use presta. You could use any thing even blutak? Current tubes with molded in valves (BITD valves were bolted in the tube) last better if the tube around the valve isn't pushed in a too big a hole. Whether t...
by m-gineering
7 Oct 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Ryde Sputnik 700c shrader valve

The Ryde website says that the valve hole is 6.5mm https://www.ryde.nl/sputnik. Sjscycles advertises it as drilled for presta https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rims-tape/32-rigida-sputnik-700c-622-touring-rim-silver/ Unless you order a production run, it is a crap shoot what you get from Ryde. It's just ...
by m-gineering
25 Aug 2020, 6:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring or gravel frame?
Replies: 81
Views: 3325

Re: Touring or gravel frame?

slowster wrote:
willem jongman wrote:Tyres were 55 mm Schwalbe Almotion

May I ask what the internal width of your rims is, and what is the actual width of the tyre on those rims?


rim is 19.5mm inside (sp19) and the tyre is 55mm wide x 55mm tall (measured from rim edge)

(it's in the shop for some tlc ;) )
by m-gineering
10 Jul 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which settings for ewerk into powerbank?
Replies: 24
Views: 520

Re: Which settings for ewerk into powerbank?

Any idea which of those two options i should set the voltage to? use the next lowest https://www.bumm.de/files/Produkte/PRINT_BPZ%20E-WERK%20l.pdf many thanks for that. I do have the book but clearly didn't read it well enough. It seems as if I should set it to 4.9V and 0.5A, though the anker will ...
by m-gineering
8 Jul 2020, 11:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which settings for ewerk into powerbank?
Replies: 24
Views: 520

Re: Which settings for ewerk into powerbank?

Sweep wrote:
Any idea which of those two options i should set the voltage to?


use the next lowest

https://www.bumm.de/files/Produkte/PRIN ... RK%20l.pdf
by m-gineering
7 Jul 2020, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which settings for ewerk into powerbank?
Replies: 24
Views: 520

Re: Which settings for ewerk into powerbank?

The shimano dynamo says it puts out 3watts, 6 volt. So amps must be 0.5? The 6V, 3 Watt holds true under specified circumstances with a specific load. Many electronics designer has been caught out when the dynamo threw out a 50-100V and the smoke escaped. If the powerbank will take 2 amps that is t...
by m-gineering
12 Jun 2020, 7:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request

My name is Phil and I hire tour vans to the entertainment industry. The vans are self-drive 9(8 plus driver) seat 3.5ton Mercedes Sprinter vans with a large load space which musicians, performers and comedians use to tour the UK and Europe. Unless they are members of the same household you cannot l...
by m-gineering
4 Jun 2020, 9:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: German Cycling Maps with Roads Coloured by Traffic Density
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: German Cycling Maps with Roads Coloured by Traffic Density

In the early 90s, my girlfriend was at university in Kiel, and I picked up some cycling maps of the region which were at something like 1:100,000 scale and had the roads colour-coded by traffic density. I remember that very low traffic roads were coloured purple, and motorways were just coloured wh...
by m-gineering
3 Mar 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium and Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: Belgium and Holland

iandusud wrote:My wife and I are looking at options for this summer on our tandem.

On a tandem, unless you are hell bent on the popular tourist traps, I'd give the 'randstad' a wide berth. For my take on touring in NL see the link in the footer. The Dutch tandemclub is also a friendly bunch who might have ideas
by m-gineering
24 Feb 2020, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Re-inflating tyres post flight
Replies: 38
Views: 2095

Re: Re-inflating tyres post flight

The cabin is pressurised of course but maybe the hold is not The tyres of the plane are out in the cold low pressure air, but the hold is pressurized. Much easier to make a round tube hold pressure than trying to do the same with a flat cabin floor. All rules by airlines start to make sense if you ...
by m-gineering
23 Feb 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parking for 10 days in Netherlands
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: Parking for 10 days in Netherlands

(Sluis). The first thing I see on streetview is a sign for paid parking for 500 cars, so Sluis doesn't meet the definition for dozy. Generally speaking you want to give the first town over the border a miss (especially in the south), with too much activity geared around the border and differences i...