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by m-gineering
13 Jul 2019, 7:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charging whilst cycling touring??
Replies: 51
Views: 1210

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: 3652

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: 3652

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: 314

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: 2310

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: 2310

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: 2310

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: 2310

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: 2310

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: 5
Views: 383

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: 2310

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...
by m-gineering
2 Jul 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2310

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

Are panniers really a problem off-road? I Depends how off-road your road is. Panniers are much better at hauling stuff, and if you don\t mind the noise they will go a lomg way on rough roads. If your idea of offroad is more along the lines of crawling over & under fallen trees and closed gates,...
by m-gineering
28 Jun 2019, 6:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dunkirk to Amsterdam via Belgium
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Dunkirk to Amsterdam via Belgium

Dunkirk-De Panne-Oostende-Bruges-Damme-Sluis- Breskens- Flushing- Middelburg- Domberg- Renesse- Goederede- Hook of Holland-the Hague- Harlem-Amsterdam? It all depends on what kind of cycling you want to do. To me the above list is a good starting point of places to avoid! Coastal resorts in full ho...
by m-gineering
21 Jun 2019, 7:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?

If it does continue to work loose, swapping your top locknut to one with a grubscrew should fix it. Headsets work loose when they are uneven loaded, so if they do, either the headset is worn or the frame &fork are not prepared properly. On the road an Aheadset only needing one or two allen keys...
by m-gineering
20 Jun 2019, 7:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1791

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Spare spokes not necessary if you have decent wheels to start with. and you don't need health insurance if you're not sick.. It's easy to pop the head of a spoke if the spoke catches on something (somebody's pedal etc) while jra. Bend up a few emergency spokes with a Z-end and stick them in your se...