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by willem jongman
19 Oct 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo bulbs
Replies: 31
Views: 1708

Re: Dynamo bulbs

I would suggest that you contact either the importer in the UK or Schmidt themselves.
by willem jongman
18 Oct 2020, 10:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo bulbs
Replies: 31
Views: 1708

Re: Dynamo bulbs

Do you mean an E6 headlight for halogen bulbs?
by willem jongman
21 Sep 2020, 2:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: saddle bag for ultralight touring
Replies: 29
Views: 1770

Re: saddle bag for ultralight touring

In fact I own a set of the Drylites. They are indeed a bit hard to get on and off, but more importantly they are really not as large as Arkel claims: they are smaller than Ortlieb front rollers. So yes, for these very short trips they are an option, and I have used them for that.
by willem jongman
4 Sep 2020, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre
Replies: 28
Views: 1036

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre

I thought they were far worse, because stiffer. But each to their own.
by willem jongman
4 Sep 2020, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre
Replies: 28
Views: 1036

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre

Unless you use very fragile extra supple performance tyres like Paselas or even more Grandbois and Compass, punctures are really not that much of an issue anymore with any modern touring tyre. In fact, I even use Pasela Tourguard and now Pasela Protite tyres on my town bike in a student town with a ...
by willem jongman
4 Sep 2020, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre
Replies: 28
Views: 1036

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre

The Mondial is another heavy bomb proof expedition tyre. It will not give you a sweet ride. As for the regular marathon greenguard, I can only say I had a free set for testing and gave them away: too stiff for my taste. The Supremes are in a very different category: fast and comfortable but still ro...
by willem jongman
3 Sep 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 x 1 1/2 (584) Modern Tyre Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: 26 x 1 1/2 (584) Modern Tyre Recommendation

Or the Marathon Almotion for a fast and comfortable tyre that is still robust. They are narrower than nominal when you get them but will grow to about their nominal size.
by willem jongman
3 Sep 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp
Replies: 74
Views: 5299

Re: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp

Spinning a wheel with a hub generator is not a correct test for drag.
by willem jongman
3 Sep 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre
Replies: 28
Views: 1036

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre

I hate heavy stiff tyres like the Marathon Plus. They take all the refinement out of a sweet bike. I like Paselas but they are a bit fragile. My best touring compromise is the Schwalbe Almotion. It is fast, quite durable and puncture proof, easy to fit and comfortable. It also has enough tread for m...
by willem jongman
3 Sep 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp
Replies: 74
Views: 5299

Re: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp

My Schmidt hub does not have any drag that I can feel when the light is off. I am very happy with it on tours for when visibility is low in the rain or under trees.
by willem jongman
3 Sep 2020, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp
Replies: 74
Views: 5299

Re: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp

Indeed. Here in the Netherlands bicycles are primarily utilitarian, and you want them to be hassle free. So such new bikes come with hub generators, almost without exception.
by willem jongman
3 Sep 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp
Replies: 74
Views: 5299

Re: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp

Looking at it as a European who has lived in the UK for many years, I have never understood the British affection for battery lights. Is it part of that British failure to invest and opt for the cheapest solution in the short run? I don't know. What I do know is that a good hub generator and proper ...
by willem jongman
3 Sep 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp
Replies: 74
Views: 5299

Re: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp

If you lights do not comply, you are the one that is blamed if there is an accident, with potentially very big financial consequences. I have lived in Germany, and by and large the cyclists there have good and legal lights.
by willem jongman
2 Sep 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will I be wasting money?
Replies: 60
Views: 2586

Re: Will I be wasting money?

I would ride your current bike for another year or so and then decide what kind of bike you need now that you are older and now that the traffic is denser. My conclusion was not only lower gears but also mudguards and wider tyres for comfort on trails rather than just tarmac. And generator lights. M...
by willem jongman
26 Aug 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring or gravel frame?
Replies: 81
Views: 3309

Re: Touring or gravel frame?

Not everone is tall. At 177 cm I am average for my age cohort, but current average for the young has gone up to 183 cm. The average for young women is 168 cm if I remember correctly, but my wife is 163 cm. So for many women 26 inch wheels are highly appropriate. We decided to standardize on that siz...