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by ersakus
21 Feb 2013, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: E-Werk charging capabilities? Charging netbooks on tour...
Replies: 18
Views: 2085

Re: E-Werk charging capabilities? Charging netbooks on tour.

Brilliant ideas guys, this has been very helpful. At the moment I'm thinking the iPad (jailbroken, to allow transfer of GPX files with the SD connector you can get from Apple), with the E-Werk. Is there any other tablets similar to the iPad, that don't have the compatability issues, yet, still have...
by ersakus
19 Feb 2013, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: E-Werk charging capabilities? Charging netbooks on tour...
Replies: 18
Views: 2085

Re: E-Werk charging capabilities? Charging netbooks on tour.

Dynamo spec mentions a 3W. No matter how hard you push it won't produce much more than that. I have the deluxe and ewerk. It charges an iphone running gps software and music so that I never have power defecit. But asking anything more (like turning on the lights) might slowly discharge the iphone. I...
by ersakus
7 Dec 2012, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Panaracer Paselas.
Replies: 143
Views: 11620

Re: Panaracer Paselas.

1+ paper thin sidewalls are vulnerable but this is why these tyres are so good and loved by many tourers. I think paselas should come with a weight limit warning and inflation guide. I have the 37mm folding model for some years now and no problems in carrying 85kg (35 front 50rear) and there is no d...
by ersakus
4 Nov 2012, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Panaracer Paselas.
Replies: 143
Views: 11620

Re: Panaracer Paselas.

Ridden Grand Bois tyres for a while. 30mm to be exact. This is a sweet tyre. Super smooth and comfy at right pressure. I suffered from two P* in a month on cycle path to work. I then stopped using (actually sold) it and switched to paselas. I bought the premium 37mm folding version of paselas. More...
by ersakus
4 Nov 2012, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Panaracer Paselas.
Replies: 143
Views: 11620

Re: Panaracer Paselas.

Ridden Grand Bois tyres for a while. 30mm to be exact. This is a sweet tyre. Super smooth and comfy at right pressure. I suffered from two P* in a month on cycle path to work. I then stopped using (actually sold) it and switched to paselas. I bought the premium 37mm folding version of paselas. More ...
by ersakus
31 Oct 2012, 1:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First visitation of the year
Replies: 27
Views: 5029

Re: First visitation of the year

I used M+ for a year. The biggest problem was the difficulty in removing the tyre. Yes I had a puncture once during inflating to max recommended pressure! It was a tube failure and it was a panic morning as I had to get to work on time. This is when you realise how hard it is to change the tube with...
by ersakus
23 Oct 2012, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: disgusting ride today - waterproof shoes needed!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 7481

Re: disgusting ride today - waterproof shoes needed!!!

These........... http://www.spacycles.co.uk/smsimg/32/1937-5486-main-shimano_mt91-32.jpg Shimano "hiker type" boots.....................best money I ever spent! +1 I have those and they are great, tough and multi-purpose. No leaks as long as you make sure water does not enter from the top...
by ersakus
17 Oct 2012, 12:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to record long distance utility rides
Replies: 56
Views: 7008

Re: A place to record long distance utility rides

Reading - Brighton, visiting friends. 200miles in total.
Pleasure, not so much.
Challenge? Yes!
by ersakus
7 Oct 2012, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps, paper or electronic?
Replies: 61
Views: 8707

Re: Maps, paper or electronic?

Unless I am riding off road I only use maps on smartphone. This is charged by bike.
by ersakus
19 Sep 2012, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 27
Views: 1576

Re: Tyre choice

Panaracer Pasela TG, 700x37mm does all for me and is at the sweet spot. I don't race so this is a good day to day tyre.

Paselas can be had cheaply if you don't care about folding/latest modes. Though the 37mm version is hard to get & expensive. 35mm wired might be available cheap.
by ersakus
13 Sep 2012, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puncture repair kit.....(honest I did search first!)
Replies: 36
Views: 5568

Re: Puncture repair kit.....(honest I did search first!)

I used to repair on the roadside but now carry spare and fix at home. I still carry survival kit which includes Rema Tip Top p*** repair kit.
I seem to get snake bites and these are difficult to fix on the go.
by ersakus
8 Sep 2012, 1:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Keeping feet dry?
Replies: 28
Views: 46639

Re: Keeping feet dry?

I use Shimano MT91 Goretex boots rock solid and waterproof. I wear over trousers, Endura eVent type. This covers the boots and no water goes in. However after a long period of soaking under pouring rain I feel dampness inside the trousers and a little amount may go down to the shoes. I never had hug...
by ersakus
8 Sep 2012, 11:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycle weight?
Replies: 32
Views: 5852

Re: cycle weight?

Soma speedster single speed audax, including rack & mudguards: 11kg Condor loaded tourer with dynamo lighting and heavy duty rack/mudguard etc, excluding panniers. : 13.5kg I don't think I can get them any lighter without compromising touring/utility/comfort/strength aspects. I am very happy wit...
by ersakus
7 Sep 2012, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo's and lights
Replies: 25
Views: 2260

Re: Hub dynamo's and lights

SON delux + B&M Cyo light + ewerk regulator for the smartphone. The bike then graduates to a self sustaining utility tool instead of a toy. You add a few hundred grams to the total weight of the bike but this is well worth. The drag with SON delux is not noticeable. SON delux (when I bought it) ...
by ersakus
17 Aug 2012, 5:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter Commuting
Replies: 54
Views: 9276

Re: Winter Commuting

I commute on bike everyday. I have the ultimate bike for that with studded tyres in winter and a shmidt hub dynamo + lights. It even charges my phone. Day/night/ cold/ice/distance does not matter. i rarely use my car.
Obviously it is a lifestyle choice and some people at work think I am mad.