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by freiston
12 Sep 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Plastic discoloured by chain oil
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Plastic discoloured by chain oil

Thanks Brucey :)
by freiston
11 Sep 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Plastic discoloured by chain oil
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Plastic discoloured by chain oil

Unfortunately, there is no recycling symbol/number - just a number which is different on each of the three (otherwise identical) bottles that I have. The plastic does feel very similar to a plastic bidon that I have - "4 - LDPE" (Low Density Polyethylene). EDIT: The bottle the oil original...
by freiston
11 Sep 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Plastic discoloured by chain oil
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Plastic discoloured by chain oil

A few week ago I put some Fenwicks All Condition synthetic chain lube into an empty eye drop bottle for taking on tour. The lube is red in colour (the label says "A specific blend of synthetic ingredients with additives to dramatically reduce corrosion, repel water and prolong component life&qu...
by freiston
9 Sep 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle clips v rubber bands
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

I preferred elastic bands to tucking my trousers into my socks but now, if I need to use anything, I use those hi-viz plastic-coated metal strips that roll up by themselves (I don't know what they're called) - very efficient and very comfortable. I've had more than one nasty crack on the knuckles f...
by freiston
8 Sep 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle clips v rubber bands
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

I used to use the metal sprung types that were common years ago but I found that I was forever bending them in an attempt to get them to work/fit without irritating my shins (but never managed it). I preferred elastic bands to tucking my trousers into my socks but now, if I need to use anything, I u...
by freiston
7 Sep 2019, 1:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2469

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

If the OP were planning to do nature or sports photography where having a good optical zoom is critical, he likely wouldn't even be posing the question. For most other applications, a good sensor, sufficiently high camera pixel density , and decent camera software, it is unlikely to make that much ...
by freiston
31 Aug 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2469

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

(and the pleasure was in making the journey rather than the end result of the photo)? Yes, sort of, sorry it's confusing. The pleasure is in the journey and the process as well as and as much as the result, or can be! Separating the photography from the photo. It isn't that the photo is irrelevant,...
by freiston
31 Aug 2019, 4:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2469

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

In this talk about the quality of the image, lets not forget there's a something about taking photos that has nothing to do with it. I can't count the places I've been or the hills I've climbed because the view might be worth a shot, the pleasure has been in doing that rather than the end result an...
by freiston
30 Aug 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What dynamo hub and light set for 200 pounds ?
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: What dynamo hub and light set for 200 pounds ?

My dynamo system hasn't done the miles or the years that other contributors' systems have, but I'm extremely happy with it so far. I bought a front wheel from Taylor Wheels (via ebay) with a Shimano DH-3N72 hub and I bought a B+M Toplight View Brake Plus dynamo back light and B+M Lumotec IQ Cyo Prem...
by freiston
30 Aug 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2469

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

I can't advise on what you should do but I can describe my experience and issues (which may or may not help). Years ago, I carried a light SLR (Ricoh KR-10) with 50mm lens happily (in those days I couldn't afford and didn't care for any other lens). My DSLR (Canon 50D) is much bigger and heavier tha...
by freiston
30 Aug 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)
Replies: 21
Views: 1033

Re: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)

You could use a torch with a tail-cap switch that allows a momentary press rather than a full click-press, or you could replace the tail cap of a suitable torch with a remote pressure switch cap. I sometimes use a Fenix PD35 Tactical (I hate the "Tactical" part of the name) mounted to my h...
by freiston
27 Aug 2019, 1:40am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 55
Views: 2181

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

I didn't say it smashed up .... I said it smashed into the ground ... in other words it hit the ground very hard ... the helmet is actually still intact to the extent you could wonder if there's nothing wrong with it apart from where some of the plastic covering's been removed by the impact. I seri...
by freiston
27 Aug 2019, 12:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 24
Views: 2158

Re: So last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

gaz wrote:Well done, glad your bike is safe :D .

+ 1

I'm glad that no bikes were nicked and damage was minimal - no doubt down to you! I hope you didn't suffer too much from your lack of sleep.
by freiston
27 Aug 2019, 12:20am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 55
Views: 2181

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

Er no, as well as vaguely relating the details of the collision, the OP also stated the belief that the helmet did a good job in protecting the head because it smashed up on impact. I didn't say it smashed up .... I said it smashed into the ground ... in other words it hit the ground very hard ... ...
by freiston
26 Aug 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sleeping matts
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: Sleeping matts

One t in mats ... I am 73 inches tall i have a 48 inch piece of closed cell 10mm foam which i use to insulate myself from the ground in my tent or bivi. The foam allows my shoulders and hips to keep my heat within my sleeping bag and myself. Have never understood the need for full length inflated o...