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by brianleach
3 Oct 2013, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8940

This made me sad on several levels

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10348435/I-cant-help-it-if-a-cyclist-falls-over-says-scientist-accused-of-killing-rider.html I found this terribly sad and indeed shocking. The death is obviously shocking but so is the arrogance of the defendant. So beware if a motorist brushes you and y...
by brianleach
26 Sep 2013, 2:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: PROSTATE OPERATION (TURP)
Replies: 9
Views: 4491

Re: PROSTATE OPERATION (TURP)

I have always used Specialised BG saddles, Avatar or something similar. I have never ridden a Brooks and whilst I am sure they are comfortable I have been advised that the central cut out is a good idea for continued cycling post op. It relieves pressure in the appropriate area and hopefully delays ...
by brianleach
15 Aug 2013, 2:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Garmin Oregon 600 no good bike mount?
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

Re: Garmin Oregon 600 no good bike mount?

Not much help to the OP but the mount must have changed I think because I have the smaller Dakota 20 and it was the only thing which stayed on the bike when I hit a bollard in Spain. All four panniers rack bar bar bag and me of course all hit the deck but it went back to Guernica police station stil...
by brianleach
24 Jul 2013, 8:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Absolutely fuming... (train related)
Replies: 52
Views: 5952

Re: Absolutely fuming... (train related)

I sympathise with the original poster but feel that at present there is no real solution, defeatist as that might sound. I have travelled by bike and train a good deal over the last few years and am now reluctant to do so except in certain specific circumstances. I am old and clearly remember the ol...
by brianleach
3 Jul 2013, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Portable Power
Replies: 19
Views: 2497

Re: Portable Power

Not very environmentally friendly and I'm not sure it would be much use with the Nexus 7 as the power output is a bit low but this is my preferred device. As you can see it runs on AA batteries which can be purchased locally so no need for any power source during a 10 day tour. it also charges recha...
by brianleach
16 Jun 2013, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My New Dilemma
Replies: 31
Views: 1418

Re: My New Dilemma

As others have said I would carry on until you feel unable to do it yourself. I am sure your body will tell you when that time is and then convert to hotel touring for as long as you can. It can be quite pleasant, I did a week in France like that last year and it was great. Wished I'd camped though ...
by brianleach
14 Jun 2013, 8:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof Jacket.
Replies: 16
Views: 2217

Re: Waterproof Jacket.

http://www.corinnedennis.co.uk/jackets/ ... acket.html

Not much help at the moment as I see it is out of stock but worth enquiring about availability. Probably not as cheap as TK Maxx but I use mine a lot.
by brianleach
18 May 2013, 1:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub

Interesting web site. Thanks.
by brianleach
17 May 2013, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub

Many thanks for this but I'm afraid it is a bit technical for a pen pusher like me. It might help a more competent person though so thanks for posting.
by brianleach
16 May 2013, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub

Thanks for the help. I shall have to give it some more thought.
by brianleach
15 May 2013, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub

Many thanks for the information.
by brianleach
15 May 2013, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub

Thanks Stewart.

The waterproofing isn't an issue as I always ride with handlebar bag.

I'm being a bit dim here I know but what connections would I need to connect the dynamo to the battery?
by brianleach
15 May 2013, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub

Thanks for the responses. I will look up the references given. I am really coming from a position of keeping a smartphone and a Nexus 7 charged whilst camping. The lights and the Garmin use batteries. Not very environmentally friendly but much easier as readily available to purchase overseas. What I...
by brianleach
15 May 2013, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging battery using Dynamo Hub
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Charging battery using Dynamo Hub

I am still trying to settle on a way to keep electronic gadgets charged whilst touring. I have tried a number of portable chargers, solar etc, none of which are entirely satisfactory. Next attempt was one of these http://www.cyclewiz.co.uk/BikeCharge_A10I76.aspx but it doesn't seem to want to fit in...
by brianleach
25 Feb 2013, 4:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 5 day tour-st malo to d-day beaches
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: 5 day tour-st malo to d-day beaches

+1 for Cherbourg to Caen. Only tricky bit I found was near Carentan at the bottom of the Cotentin Peninsula. Found myself on the N13, not something I would wish to repeat. Otherwise a complete if rather sobering joy all the way.