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by bikes4two
27 Jun 2016, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek Madone CF-BB liner/shell replacement?
Replies: 26
Views: 5095

Re: Trek Madone CF-BB liner/shell replacement?

Hi All, I'm the OP of this thread. I haven't been out on the Trek much until recently and I've done just over 300 miles on the repaired BB. Many of the miles have been over the hilly South Downs and I often get out of the saddle to cope - and I'm 95kg so lots of pressure on the cranks. As of Saturd...
by bikes4two
27 Jun 2016, 5:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1691

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

The battery life running LocusMap pro in Airplane mode is good - today I rode and had the phone on for about 7hrs running the screen at 80% brightness (which is adequate for sunny days as per recent experience in the South of France), recording my track and the battery still showed as having 37% re...
by bikes4two
21 Jun 2016, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blog on tour?
Replies: 17
Views: 1005

Re: Blog on tour?

I find a good old fashioned postcard in a letterbox from wherever i'm at in my tour keeps my friends and family updated as to where i am ! :D Some folks are just too affluent by far :) :) :) On my up-coming ride along EV5 I shall be passing through 7 different countries and my command of the Englis...
by bikes4two
21 Jun 2016, 10:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1691

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

a waterproof Android phone with 4.5" screen as a dedicated GPS (no SIM card - running in airplane mode for 10hrs screen-on runtime - cost £70) Which phone is that? The Doogee DG 700 - I bought mine with 2 extra batteries for those touring times when I'm well away from electricity :o Being able...
by bikes4two
20 Jun 2016, 10:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1691

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

I used to use AlpineQuest and you loaded the GPX track in the Landmarks folder and off you went. However, I've moved on since then and like you I hankered after a bigger screen and now use a waterproof Android phone with 4.5" screen as a dedicated GPS (no SIM card - running in airplane mode for...
by bikes4two
20 Jun 2016, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blog on tour?
Replies: 17
Views: 1005

Re: Blog on tour?

I find WhatsApp very good. It would only be viewed by those you want to i.e. friends and family + you'd need their mobile phone numbers to set up but it is very easy and quick to use + free. We kept in touch with our daughter during her round the world trip with this and Skype. A website is more of...
by bikes4two
19 Jun 2016, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle route planner
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Re: Cycle route planner

................ I could do with a route planner that I can plan a route on the computer and then view and use on an android phone . If I have to manually type the ride onto the phone then so be it. So far I have tried Strava (premium) - doesn't scroll MapMyRide - doesn't scroll Ride with GPS - doe...
by bikes4two
19 Jun 2016, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: welding disk brake mounts onto aluminium?
Replies: 15
Views: 1414

Re: welding disk brake mounts onto aluminium?

I have the Magura HS33 on my Santos tandem and they really are superb. I've traveled widely and fully loaded with camping kit and come down some fairly long descents without over heating the rims but I've not done alpine descents yet where I would expect to use the 3rd brake. Having said that I have...
by bikes4two
10 Jun 2016, 3:59pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: New Bike Shop Portsmouth-Havant area
Replies: 1
Views: 6275

New Bike Shop Portsmouth-Havant area

With the closure of South Coast Bikes (previously Velocity) in Cosham and the temporary closure of Solent Cycles in Portchester, it was good to see a new shop in the Basepoint Business Centre (unit 52), Harts Farm Way, Havant, PO9 1HS (maps link here ) Having opened in the Autumn of 2015, Total Spor...
by bikes4two
25 May 2016, 11:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how long a 10,000mAh smart phone battery will last?
Replies: 30
Views: 4457

Re: how long a 10,000mAh smart phone battery will last?

niggle wrote:
GSM = 2G, WCDMA = 3G


Ah, gotcha, didn't know that - you learn something every day :)
by bikes4two
24 May 2016, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how long a 10,000mAh smart phone battery will last?
Replies: 30
Views: 4457

Re: how long a 10,000mAh smart phone battery will last?

Hi niggle, are you sure about the GSM bands used by the DG700? The GSM Arena review I just glanced at suggests it covers what you need? link As for the camera quality, the few times I've used it, it's done the job and although I'm by no means a camera buff, I don't think the results aren't going to ...
by bikes4two
23 May 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how long a 10,000mAh smart phone battery will last?
Replies: 30
Views: 4457

Re: how long a 10,000mAh smart phone battery will last?

Can't write too much as am on hols and using my Doogee DG700 as a phone/GPS device. As a pure GPS device I get about 10hrs runtime with the screen on all the time and the GPS receiver on and that's from a 4000mAh battery. I'm a keen advocate of using smartphones as GPS devices - for such a use I wou...
by bikes4two
11 May 2016, 12:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Those costly Marathon Supremes - now reduced
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Those costly Marathon Supremes - now reduced

Are these reductions on the new 2016 supremes or are they selling off old stock. I recall reading the 2016 supremes are better in terms of rolling resistance? The reductions are on the HS382 which if my understanding is correct, is the 'older' version with the hs469 being the newer (and presumably)...
by bikes4two
9 May 2016, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Remote battery charger/booster for GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

Re: Remote battery charger/booster for GPS

Dynamo hub? I can't think of a more reliable means to charge a GPS... I can: > The dynohub will be connected by a cable to an AC to DC converter of some sort so that's a number possible fail points (the dynohub, the dynohub connector, the cable to the AC/DC converter, the AC/DC converter, the conne...
by bikes4two
9 May 2016, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Remote battery charger/booster for GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

Re: Remote battery charger/booster for GPS

Avoid the cheapest power packs - they use secondhand batteries inside reclaimed from scrapped laptops. How did you discover that? I had a cheapy from China which wasn't that good. I dismantled it and the batteries were unmarked - no label re capacity or manufacturer - we these the re-cycled ones to...