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by bikes4two
11 Aug 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1751

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

......... Rooting a phone is unlikely to cause problems in itself and I feel the scaremongering from some manufacturers (including refusals to offer any support for rooted phones) is more about retaining/exerting control than any technical aspect. All rooting means is opening the phone up and takin...
by bikes4two
9 Aug 2016, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1751

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

Further to my contribution a few posts up: 1. The DG700 battery life: today I was out for a long ride so I thought I'd see what runtime I could get out of the battery. - Started with battery at 92% - LocusMap pro running, WiFi off but SIM active - Screen on at 60% brightness for the first 4hrs then ...
by bikes4two
8 Aug 2016, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1751

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

I looked up your phone on amazin bikes4two. https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00WBDO64U/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_next_2?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=2 Some very varied/divergent reviews to put it mildly. Can you explain/shed light on this? Hi sweep, Apolog...
by bikes4two
2 Aug 2016, 12:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dartford Crossing
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Dartford Crossing

You may find the Gravesend-Tilbury ferry more useful https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/ferry-services/tilbury-to-gravesend-timetable As far as I know, the Dartford crossing depends on a service vehicle carrying the bike through, whenever it is available at your side. Doesn't run on Sundays though - as I ...
by bikes4two
1 Aug 2016, 11:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: NatureHike Tents
Replies: 83
Views: 13497

Re: NatureHike Tents

foxyrider wrote:You get what you pay for - .....


True to a certain extent but many products in our consumer world play on their name and hike the price accordingly - it's a marketing strategy that many are willing to pay for and good on them as they keep the world going round :lol: :lol: :lol:
by bikes4two
1 Aug 2016, 11:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox Chair 1 review
Replies: 16
Views: 2875

Re: Helinox Chair 1 review

+1 for the Chair 1 - Mrs B4t and I have had ours for a few years and make good use of them although the 'feet sinking in soft ground' can be an issue, especially if like me you leave one of the leg end stops in the ground after pulling the leg out and not noticing the detachment! If I were buying ag...
by bikes4two
1 Aug 2016, 11:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping on the Edge
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Camping on the Edge

Gattonero wrote:How do you do for a midnight call, and you're in the middle?? :lol:


Point outwards and downwards and FIRE! :lol:
by bikes4two
1 Aug 2016, 11:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What gilet for summer?
Replies: 40
Views: 3481

Re: What gilet for summer?

I'm glad such innovations work for you hardy types (of which I used to be one until my thyroid gland mis-behaved) but the warmth from the RAB was what I needed - and I know what I need having been taken from a mountain-side with hypothermia some years back - (that was not fun) - and having been clos...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2016, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problems getting a square taper BB in
Replies: 27
Views: 2000

Re: Problems getting a square taper BB in

Sweep wrote:Interesting bikes4two, though can't help asking why you wouldn't just put another UN55 in.


I seem to have to replace the UN55s rather frequent and certainly more often than I recall in the past.
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2016, 2:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problems getting a square taper BB in
Replies: 27
Views: 2000

Re: Problems getting a square taper BB in

> For the interest of other readers of this post - Only this very week did I replace my Shimano UN55 BB with a model made by ACOR supplied from my very reputable LBS > I could not get the ACOR to thread in at all - it would go in a turn or two then stop (only using finger pressure here) > Made conta...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2016, 2:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reassurance needed: Bikes on BA flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Reassurance needed: Bikes on BA flights

A tale to tell: > Two of us flew BA from Gatwick to Genoa, Italy on 30Jun16 for a 1000 mile cycle camping trip back to the UK > My bike was in a standard cardboard bike box obtained from my LBS (necessitating front wheel and pedal removal, handlebars turned etc) > My friend also had a cardboard bike...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2016, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What gilet for summer?
Replies: 40
Views: 3481

Re: What gilet for summer?

I am the OP of this thread and thank you to all respondents ..................... I will update this thread when I return from my Alps descent later in the year to let you know how the garment was. Now back from the trip - so an update on the RAB and how I found it: > I cycled over the St Gotthard ...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2016, 1:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1751

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

Having now completed the 1,000 mile / 19 day ride back to the UK from Genoa, here is the update I promised: The DG700 performed wonderfully apart from when I left it on the handlebars in the hot sun one lunchtime (ambient temperature about 34DegC and the phone is BLACK) and the LocusPro app lost con...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2016, 1:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS Theft Tracker
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: GPS Theft Tracker

You might find this thread useful to read?
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2016, 1:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route from DFDS Terminal at Dunkirk to Ostende
Replies: 24
Views: 5055

Re: Route from DFDS Terminal at Dunkirk to Ostende

I came through Dunkirk to the DFDS terminal last week - we tried several times for a quiet route but there were issues with key bridges out for maintenance or restricted/controlled access to certain docks (the route indicated by bohrsatom being one such area unfortunately). The screenshot of the tra...