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by HobbesOnTour
30 Mar 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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 HobbesOnTour
28 Mar 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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 HobbesOnTour
27 Mar 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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...
by HobbesOnTour
26 Mar 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash

Hi It might be worth following up on the five-year warranty. I realise that it may not be a warranty claim but there may be some goodwill going, and it's conceivable that the drain and the failure aren't linked https://nabendynamo.de/en/service/repairs/ Those things are well-built and unless the hu...
by HobbesOnTour
26 Mar 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash

Do you know for sure that the replacement light and wires you were trying work (e.g. works on another hub)? If it is a Schmidt Edelux light, are you sure it's on the “always on” setting rather than the “on when it’s dark” setting if you are trying it in daylight? I have been caught out by that in t...
by HobbesOnTour
26 Mar 2020, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash

Brucey wrote:test the windings for continuity, using a multimeter.

cheers

Thanks, but I have no idea what the windings are.
Access to a multimeter is unlikely at the current time. :)
by HobbesOnTour
26 Mar 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Son 28 dynamo hub not producing electricity after crash
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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 se...
by HobbesOnTour
26 Mar 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Aeropress Go
Replies: 22
Views: 966

Re: Aeropress Go

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by HobbesOnTour
17 Mar 2020, 11:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA coast to coast tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1358

Re: USA coast to coast tour

Hi there, I'm Arbo1 and I'm new to this forum. I'm looking for advice on cycling from New York to San Francisco in 2 years time. My friend and I are both keen cyclists and would love to hear from anyone with advice on this subject. Not sure if there are any tour groups out there who cater for this ...
by HobbesOnTour
10 Mar 2020, 2:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Can anyone recommend a good GPS bike computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Can anyone recommend a good GPS bike computer?

And with all respect to psmanthe I wouldn't trust a Garmin to navigate around my own town. :D (Because it couldn't!) This is the problem with this type of discussion, people tend to support one and denigrate another. Psmanthe's experience was dreadful.....but....also not normal. My advice generally ...
by HobbesOnTour
3 Mar 2020, 2:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium and Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Belgium and Holland

Without knowing what you're particularly interested in it's hard to make any suggestions. Basically, pretty much all of Belgium & NL is a paradise for cycling. Personally I'm not a fan of cycling in Amsterdam and I'd imagine doubly so on a tandem. It is very busy, bike paths are busy, and there ...
by HobbesOnTour
3 Mar 2020, 2:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breakdown Insurance in Holland
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Breakdown Insurance in Holland

Hi, Brendan! I'll look up who I used last year. :-) Edit: https://www.citybond.co.uk/Policy/Cycling-UK-Policy-Wording-2019.pdf Can I ask what that cost? Also, what was covered? And finally if you had a particular situation in mind when you took out the policy? For the op, having lived in NL, I can ...
by HobbesOnTour
1 Mar 2020, 2:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tour de fer 20
Replies: 32
Views: 1723

Re: Tour de fer 20

It is normal to remove front racks between tours, as most people don't use them except when carrying a full load. In between you are just carrying around excess ironmongery for no reason. My own front rack is on top of a cupboard in the garage and will stay there until I want it for the summer tour...
by HobbesOnTour
1 Mar 2020, 2:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Etrex 10 hints or tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: Etrex 10 hints or tips?

In July it'll be darn hot too! Things to consider as a cyclist; Albergues (except private ones) will often give priority to walkers. That is if you show up at 2 you may be asked to wait a couple of hours. If it fills up in the meantime, tough. After Sarria, it is crazy busy. I took to hiding out in ...
by HobbesOnTour
29 Feb 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Etrex 10 hints or tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: Etrex 10 hints or tips?

The input route for today was the start of Puerto de Sagunto to Santiago de Compostela downloaded from cycle.travel as 1 complete track. Be careful of doing this. To the best of my knowledge these are not official routes. They are made by another user who may or may not have made variations or inde...