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by malverncyclist
22 Sep 2013, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike
Replies: 18
Views: 10522

Re: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike

It's the bio logic joule hub ...
by malverncyclist
22 Sep 2013, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike
Replies: 18
Views: 10522

Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike

I am considering fitting a dynamo hub to my Dahon Mu XL folder. I can get a hub, fitted to wheel from CH White but wonder whether anyone knows this hub and how much drag the hub gives?

Thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
22 Sep 2013, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Waterproof jacket - advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1344

Waterproof jacket - advice needed

I have decided to replace my old jacket as its old and leaking. I commute and tour ( the former all year round), have a budget of up to £120. Any suggestions?

Thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
28 Jul 2013, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem choice for upright position
Replies: 22
Views: 11840

Re: Stem choice for upright position

although I'm not trying to 'conert' a tourer my issue is similar. I picked up an old TI Raleigh Road bike (I think early 70s built) which is lovely, runs well but ... with the quill stem (original Raleigh) it's just getting too low for me. I have tried an adjustable stem (really not good looking) an...
by malverncyclist
23 Jul 2013, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adapter for a kore seat post
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Adapter for a kore seat post

found one on ebay for £12.50 incl. p&p.

Martin
by malverncyclist
22 Jul 2013, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adapter for a kore seat post
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Adapter for a kore seat post

Super ,ich kann's aus der Heimat bestellen :D (meaning I can order it from home).

Martin
by malverncyclist
22 Jul 2013, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adapter for a kore seat post
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Adapter for a kore seat post

Looks like the right adapter. Unfortunately the link doesn't work, so can't find out what e.g. price is.

Re buying a different seatpost, beauty of the Kore post is that it's so lightweight which others may not be ...

Martin
by malverncyclist
21 Jul 2013, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adapter for a kore seat post
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Adapter for a kore seat post

I have a recent Dahon folding bike model with a lightweight Kore seat post that uses a non standard rail,to fit a saddle to it. It can't take a normal saddle, such as my a rooks and I am looking for am adapter, but can't seem to find a supplier in the UK. Does anyone know where to get one (apart fro...
by malverncyclist
15 Jul 2013, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling with a twist
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Cycling with a twist

I have just completed an 800 mile trip from Malvern to Bonn, where I'm originally from. It was a great, 14 day ride, partly on my own, partly with friends. Interesting and expensive twist in the journey: in the middle of Belgium, lunchtime, small town I am ambling along, no pressure on pedals, no ge...
by malverncyclist
28 May 2013, 10:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: planning trip through France and Belgium
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: planning trip through France and Belgium

on another note ... I have now booked all my accomodation and sorting routes out. I will be going from Brussels to LUxembourg with one overnight stop in between. I looked at Rochefort, but can't find an affordable B&B or similar there. Does anyone know of a place to stay in that area? thanks Mar...
by malverncyclist
11 May 2013, 5:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: planning trip through France and Belgium
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: planning trip through France and Belgium

(all i have to do now is battling with Garmin Basecamp and my Edge ... :? Unless every minute is vital, is it really worth the "battle"? Cycle tourers have managed for many years with paper maps and/or guidance from locals along the way. I am beginning to get to that point myself, maybe I...
by malverncyclist
11 May 2013, 10:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: planning trip through France and Belgium
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: planning trip through France and Belgium

hi both, thanks for your comments, that's great (all i have to do now is battling with Garmin Basecamp and my Edge ... :?
by malverncyclist
11 May 2013, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: planning trip through France and Belgium
Replies: 10
Views: 703

planning trip through France and Belgium

Elsewhere in the forum I've talked about my trip from Malvern to Bonn in Germany (Roots tour as I'm from Germany). So far i have done the basic planning using Mapsource and lately Basecamp, which is fine. I don't however want to rely on electronics alone, so have now ordered the relevant OS maps fro...
by malverncyclist
1 May 2013, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rolling resistance and touring
Replies: 20
Views: 1866

Re: Rolling resistance and touring

I am cycling to Germany in early July and will use my audax style bike. I have a new set of wheels which can take 700x 25 to 28 tyres. I currently have Duranos on the bike, they should have enough life in them for the 800 miles or so. However, I am considering something on the 28 front, any suggesti...
by malverncyclist
18 Apr 2013, 2:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Training programme for touring
Replies: 42
Views: 1966

Re: Training programme for touring

As a legal alien over here I always understood lejog to be about the journey. Turning it into a race is ok for some people, I just don't understand the attraction