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by m-gineering
23 Nov 2019, 8:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch website on european bike routes
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Dutch website on european bike routes

mediumbird wrote:I've been trying to search the forum(and failing)! I seem to remember seeing a link for a website showing lots of different European bike routes that was run by a Dutch based group. Anyone any ideas?? Tried the usual Google search as well and no luck.

https://www.europafietsers.nl/ ?
by m-gineering
14 Oct 2019, 8:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Polecamping in Netherlands
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Polecamping in Netherlands

No. Care to explain roughly what it is? Intriguing name. A quick google reveals: a form of Wild camping, where the facilities are minimal. First and foremost for fruitpickers . Google translate has a lot to answer for. The spots are situated near walking or cycling trails and are meant for nature l...
by m-gineering
25 Aug 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with a fold up- hard case trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Touring with a fold up- hard case trailer?

I have a dahon Vitesse hub gear bike which is serving me well. My wife has bought a Bickerton Junction which is incredibly similar but has the edge due to dynamo lighting. We are now looking for hard cases for them but can’t find any for 20” wheels. Ideally they would convert to trailers with soft ...
by m-gineering
27 Jul 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning a train journey from Germany to Netherlands
Replies: 15
Views: 2751

Re: Planning a train journey from Germany to Netherlands

LittleGreyCat wrote:Just checked on Cycle.Travel and that is about 100 km so not a short cycle ride between stations.

Interesting ;), given that Wesel is ~ 40 km's from the Dutch border. I'd say jump on the bike, aim for Arnhem or Nijmegen (could be the hillier option) and hop on the train there
by m-gineering
13 Jul 2019, 7:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charging whilst cycling touring??
Replies: 57
Views: 3052

Re: Charging whilst cycling touring??

Next month I’m cycling from London to Rome and still haven’t got my bike set how I’d like it. I want to keep my iPhone X, Garmin 820 and GoPro batteries charged while I’m cycling. I have a Shimano hub 6V- 3W. I bought a PowerBUG and connected it to my Dynamo but doesn’t seem to charge my phone up j...
by m-gineering
12 Jul 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 72
Views: 4153

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

You’re 100% correct, save that there is already an answer to this problem. Campagnolo. No sideways motion of the brake levers at all. Love mine. Campagnolo is pretty limited on low gears for loaded touring though. Sunrace (microshift) 3 x 9v levers are Shimano compatible and work fine with 9sp Shim...
by m-gineering
11 Jul 2019, 6:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 72
Views: 4153

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

No-one other than racers need their brake levers to wobble sideways, adding complexity and cost while reducing compatibility and functionality. :twisted: That said, hopefully a solution is in sight You’re 100% correct, save that there is already an answer to this problem. Campagnolo. No sideways mo...
by m-gineering
7 Jul 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium Campsites?
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Belgium Campsites?

Anyone know of a good website for finding Belgium campsites? Struggling to find them online for some reason. Alternatively would I find places at a tourist information place if there is one in zeebrugge? Cycle touring with a young child going solo. That means a very short distance as low as 30km so...
by m-gineering
6 Jul 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2704

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

That's not what https://www.holland-cycling.com/blog/300-mobile-phone-use-on-bike-illegal says. Who is correct? Wrist and arm brackets intended for runners already exist. The above bit in Dutch is the actual law (never trust journalist copying journalist), and there are already rulings that pushing...
by m-gineering
5 Jul 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2704

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

The top map pocket has held a solar panel on some tours but this year it'll probably hold my route cue cards because of the new Dutch mobile phone ban. Het is degene die een voertuig bestuurt verboden tijdens het rijden een mobiel elektronisch apparaat dat gebruikt kan worden voor communicatie of i...
by m-gineering
5 Jul 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2704

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

The top map pocket has held a solar panel on some tours but this year it'll probably hold my route cue cards because of the new Dutch mobile phone ban. Het is degene die een voertuig bestuurt verboden tijdens het rijden een mobiel elektronisch apparaat dat gebruikt kan worden voor communicatie of i...
by m-gineering
4 Jul 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2704

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

Marketing at work ......... don't fall for it ... :roll: Buying the wrong gear, with or without the help of marketeers is nothing new. All a salesperson needs is someone who wants to burn money without bothering to analyse his/her needs. But you might also have noticed that there is a shift in the ...
by m-gineering
4 Jul 2019, 7:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2704

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

I believe its a fashion / marketing issue. Lets use high(ish) profile ultra distance cyclists to promote "the new way" of long distance cycle travel, and sell lots of ill fitting bags to cover the frame with.... frame triangle bag in a cross wind anyone ? Look at the covers of Mark Beaumo...
by m-gineering
3 Jul 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Seeking information about the Grossglockner Pass
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Seeking information about the Grossglockner Pass

Did it once afternoon till midnight, and it was fantastic, alone on the mountain with no smelly cars around. Took a bit longer than expected because when you think you're on the summit there is another climb and another climb. Running out of food halfway up didn't help either;) Don't know if it is s...
by m-gineering
2 Jul 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2704

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

I worry about bike packing bags getting stolen.. A set of panniers is much faster on or off the bike than a bikepacking setup where you struggle with lots off little bags with Velcro and straps and buckles and..... If you worry about the cost of the bags don't add up the cost of the contents or the...