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by yutkoxpo
30 Jun 2020, 1:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route planning
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Route planning

For ease of use I'd suggest looking at Wahoo. Your mobile phone acts as a controller for the unit, and links seamlessly with the main route planning sites such as Strava, RideWithGps, Komoot although I prefer cycle.travel. GPS units can be quite complicated at the start to figure out and they are no...
by yutkoxpo
30 Jun 2020, 1:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 1289

Re: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff

If it's comfortable enough to whistle on while you pedal it's comfortable enough for touring! :D As said above, maybe stronger wheels. Front racks are available for fork with no braze-ons. I ride a 90's MTB as a router - a great go anywhere kind of bike. Expedition standard wheels, good racks, Dynoh...
by yutkoxpo
30 Jun 2020, 1:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo to usb advice
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: Dynamo to usb advice

I've used the Cycle2Charge for 4 years now with no issues. As I understand it, there's a newer version than my model out. I liked the simplicity of it it really is plug and play. I'm not technically minded and installation is easy. Mine is attached to my handlebars and could be mistaken for a bell. ...
by yutkoxpo
24 May 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3300

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Unless they are requiring drivers and passengers to stay with their vehicles, then it makes no sense to ban cyclists. Once everyone has left their vehicle, be it a car or a bike, they are all just passengers. On two ferries that I have brought a bike (Holyhead to Dublin & Belfast to Scotland) m...
by yutkoxpo
14 May 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2012

Re: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020

I think it's smart to be thinking about this now. As with all things Brexit related I don't think we'll know what is going to happen until it has happened. In the worst case scenario it's probably optimal to have two routes in mind - one with unlimited travel and one without. For the non-Schengen co...
by yutkoxpo
10 May 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Are we going to become a country of cycle tourists?
Replies: 28
Views: 1512

Re: Are we going to become a country of cycle tourists?

Other than stealth camping (and I'd expect a stronger reaction where it's actually illegal than before) I can forsee limitations in campsites for tents if not outright discrimination in the form of much higher prices and limits on the numbers of pitches. The cycling will be fine, but everything else...
by yutkoxpo
10 May 2020, 4:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 883
Views: 120320

Re: Cycle Travel Question

There's a bit of weirdness going on with my etrex 30x and cycle.travel that I hope someone else has had and fixed. I'll give a detailed list of what I do so my issue is clear below. Plot cycle.travel route on pc/chromebook. Download to pc/chromebook as a gpx route. Upload gpx route to the gpx file ...
by yutkoxpo
29 Apr 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velo USB charger - basic version ok with hub gen?
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Velo USB charger - basic version ok with hub gen?

From https://www.bags.bike/phone-charging: Note you must buy the correct version for the type of dynamo you use - either bottle or hub. Output of 500mA supplied from approx. 10mph with most bottle dynamos. Output of 1.5A using the Hub version. Forgive me if this is too blunt but the seller themselv...
by yutkoxpo
17 Apr 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 15 Along the Rhine to Rotterdam
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Eurovelo 15 Along the Rhine to Rotterdam

It's easily done. Originating in NL I caught the train to Arnhem, switched in Dusseldorf for a train to Bern. However, due to poor weather I got off in Basle and did a lap of the Bodensee / Lake Konstanz rather than go to the source. I organised my tickets through the international arm of the Dutch ...
by yutkoxpo
13 Apr 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google maps
Replies: 31
Views: 1069

Re: Google maps

I'd never recommend Google maps for route planning on a bike, although it seems you are more into off-road routes. I would suggest having a look on RWGPS for routes created by others - no subscription needed. I've often used it for ideas when I'm far from home. Alternatively, try to connect with loc...
by yutkoxpo
8 Apr 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 252
Views: 12887

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

i would love to be able to travel by boat rather than fly across oceans on a rtw trip. It is possible, I believe, to book one of the few cabins on a container ship. Interesting way to travel I'm sure, but far from cheap. I have done this and can provide a contact (agent) to anyone interested. It is...
by yutkoxpo
3 Apr 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Slight tear in fly sheet
Replies: 18
Views: 648

Re: Slight year in fly sheet

If small enough use whatever seam sealer is suitable for the fly, using some tape as backing.

If larger, I'd suggest belt and braces - suitable patches plus seam sealer.

After some cat damage I repaired with tenacious tape & patches but these failed, albeit with heavy use in extreme weather.
by yutkoxpo
30 Mar 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash

Hi folks, After an encounter with a drain my 4 year old Son 28 hub seems to be not producing any power. After having the front wheel straightened there was no power to either the front light nor my USB charger. I connected another light using a new connector & wires with a similar result. Hub s...
by yutkoxpo
28 Mar 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash

ConRAD wrote:Well, in a lockdown situation with no multimeter but plenty of trime, you stiil can check you dynamo in the following way:


I remember doing similar with batteries in my youth! :D
Thanks!
by yutkoxpo
27 Mar 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash

Sorry - didn't realise you were on tour, and had since checked the windings continuity, making both my suggestions less than relevant! I had a SON that was ruined by a puddle that turned into a lake. In normal times the turnaround if you send a hub back to Schmidt for repair / refurb is really impr...