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by maxglide
8 Jun 2013, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Btwin bars can't be adjusted?
Replies: 22
Views: 5094

Re: Btwin bars can't be adjusted?

If the bike was already set up at that limit Not sure about the setup re the limit marker. I had a feeling the shopie was a bit clueless. He mentioned I'd need an XL size, which doesn't exist in Decathlon's range. Further inquiries shall be made. Thanks .Possibly OP should try a bike shop.... Then ...
by maxglide
8 Jun 2013, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Btwin bars can't be adjusted?
Replies: 22
Views: 5094

Btwin bars can't be adjusted?

For a cheap runaround, I had a look at the Btwin Riverside 1. The saddle height was ok, but the handlebar position was too low and scrunched. The shopie said the handlebar height was fixed and couldn't be adjusted at all. Grand. I thought the bars on any bike had at least a bit of vertical play in t...
by maxglide
7 Jun 2013, 3:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: National Cycle Network route 2 Southampton
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: National Cycle Network route 2 Southampton

things may have changed since the 70s, a lot has Those two dogs are probably dead! Brownwich Lane was private then, and apparently, still is. Due to restrictions on access from Brownwich Farm along a private road and at Chilling, where the road is now closed by a gate, the only real access is from ...
by maxglide
6 Jun 2013, 4:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: National Cycle Network route 2 Southampton
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: National Cycle Network route 2 Southampton

As a nipper in the 70's, I once cycled down Brownwich lane to the sea, and was chased by 2 large & nasty Doberman's. AFAIK, the road is private and has no access. At the end, nice views out over the Solent, though. From Gosport, I would take the B3333/3334 to Titchfield > Warsash > Bursledon > L...
by maxglide
5 Jun 2013, 1:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Something to cover the bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 2159

Re: Something to cover the bike.

If I were stealth camping, I'd think about covering the bike with camo - either improvised or with a light camo tarp.
by maxglide
4 Jun 2013, 4:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring fame and fork with disc brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 1270

Re: Touring fame and fork with disc brakes

I can't help wondering why British manufacturers of off-the-shelf classic touring frames have seemed reticent to make them disc brake compatible


http://tinyurl.com/k9dymfg
by maxglide
24 May 2013, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rechargeables failure
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Rechargeables failure

I now have a dozen Energizer 2000 mAH cells that won't hold a charge.


The story of my life. My 12 odd sets of AA Energizer 2450 mAh's are kaputt. Charging them is like pouring water into a sieve. Could be a because of my rubbish cheapo charger - decent ones are around £30 >> £50.
by maxglide
23 May 2013, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet Camera
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Helmet Camera

It was whilst he was being aggressive to Mrs M_W that I thought, "I wish I had a helmet camera".



If some bullying oaf is being aggressive to one's Mrs one shouldn't be thinking about videography. One should focus on the subjects of anatomy and kinetic energy.
by maxglide
23 May 2013, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Public hosting of GPS routes
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Public hosting of GPS routes

You could save the route in whatever format you like, then encrypt the file. Upload the encrypted file to a public forum or, email it to your group members, who could decrypt it using a prearranged password.
by maxglide
22 May 2013, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS - worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: GPS - worth it?

Thanks for the info. I never considered the charger as a weak link in the chain. Mine's an Energizer compact charger that takes 4 batteries (AA, AAA, 9V) but, it won't charge a single cell on its own - only 2 or 4. Time to spend some money on a BL-700.
by maxglide
22 May 2013, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet Another What Bike Query
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Yet Another What Bike Query

Don't bother. Found a few places. The prices are up there, though...
by maxglide
22 May 2013, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet Another What Bike Query
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Yet Another What Bike Query

Surly long haul trucker gets good reviews. Available with both 26" and 700c wheels, depending on frame size.


In the UK, who stocks the Surly Long Haul Trucker? All I've been able to find are places that sell the frame, not a complete bike.
by maxglide
22 May 2013, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS - worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: GPS - worth it?

@meic I haven't used my eTrex on a bike. The info is from day long hikes (in the desert) of about 50km. The heat may be a factor, although most are in the cooler months. I switch the thing on, wait a few minutes for signal lock, and I'm off. It stays on for the duration. Good for 10 hours, but I hav...
by maxglide
22 May 2013, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS - worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: GPS - worth it?

@Portland
The only evidence is my batteries & charger became uncomfortably hot, hence I returned to the old trickle charge brick. I've used Maplins cells and their large 20x packs are good value.

hexhome, thanks for the link.