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by DarkNewt
27 Mar 2018, 1:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LEJOG bike recommendation for a newbie?
Replies: 18
Views: 1430

Re: LEJOG bike recommendation for a newbie?

I'd say that good fit is essential together with a comfortable saddle. As long as it isn't a ton weight I wouldn't worry too much - see how well you train on it before buying another. Speaking of training - make sure you can do your chosen mileage day after day. Include plenty of climbing. Remember...
by DarkNewt
27 Mar 2018, 12:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LEJOG bike recommendation for a newbie?
Replies: 18
Views: 1430

Re: LEJOG bike recommendation for a newbie?

Hi, I have done it both ways and I have seen every type of bike imaginable do it, the one that impressed me was a lad of about 20 who rode it on his mothers racing bike from when she was 20 (so about 1970's I think). My advice which I give to anyone who is going into cycling, don't buy brand new, sp...
by DarkNewt
21 Mar 2018, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?
Replies: 75
Views: 4796

Re: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?

... 1- can you do the same test at the 5.6v setting? 2- do you have a large battery that you can connect it to? 3- also what is the resistor band tolerance you can get 5-20 % tolerance on that. 1- the test at 5.6V is the line below, it's OK as far the as voltage remains at 4.935 V approx, the probl...
by DarkNewt
21 Mar 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?
Replies: 75
Views: 4796

Re: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?

... 4.9 (within spec for USB, just about) ... .. checked right now with two e-werk(s) separately powered by a 3W/6V hub dynamo at 20 km/h at no-load and then loaded on a 10 Ohm resistor; as you can see with e-werk set at 4.9V voltage output is 4.837V approx at no-load and 4.3V approx when loaded on...
by DarkNewt
11 Mar 2018, 11:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?
Replies: 75
Views: 4796

Re: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?

... this is then wired into busch & muller e-werk ... Could you please confirm that you're actually using B&M e-werk and not B&M usb-werk ? and in case of e-werk which voltage did you select, 4.9V or 5.6V ? Hi Conrad, the lettering on my e-werk is worn a little however it looks like it ...
by DarkNewt
4 Mar 2018, 11:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?
Replies: 75
Views: 4796

Re: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?

Hi no pm recieved? Not generous I believe in recycling and helping out others the way I have been helped, I would rather it went to a cyclist that will use it. BTW the biologic comes with a built in cache battery, I just couldn't get on with it as the indicator lights were too dim for me and couldn'...
by DarkNewt
4 Mar 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?
Replies: 75
Views: 4796

Re: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?

Hi, I haven't read through all the threads so apologies if I repeat anything. I have been doing this for a while now, my setup is Shimano dynamo - which is routed into an Ortlieb 6 E bag (the wiring is built into the mount). this is then wired into busch & muller e-werk which is in turn wired in...
by DarkNewt
6 Jan 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kenda 700 x 52c
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Kenda 700 x 52c

no luck and halfords where the bike came from both say they don't stock 700 x 52c http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-parts/inner-tubes/halfords-schrader-bike-inner-tube-12-29 They do stock 29"x2.1"-2.5" went in today and the "bicycle mechanic" said they don't keep them th...
by DarkNewt
6 Jan 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kenda 700 x 52c
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Kenda 700 x 52c

Just what I was thinking - 29" mountain bike tubes should be available pretty much anywhere at a reasonable price. Don't forget to get the thorn/glass/whatever out of the tyre [emoji6] I don't care how experienced you are we've all done it! [emoji38] I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my stup...
by DarkNewt
6 Jan 2018, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kenda 700 x 52c
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Kenda 700 x 52c



Thats going to make a little lad very happy!!! and very cheap!!
by DarkNewt
6 Jan 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kenda 700 x 52c
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Kenda 700 x 52c

i did another search online just with the 52c and up came some options but postage is about £17.00!!! I think it would be cheaper for him to by another tube lol
by DarkNewt
6 Jan 2018, 3:36pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Funny Logo's
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

Re: Funny Logo's

I also remeber seeing one online years ago for an asian building firm that said "you have tried the cowboys, now try the Indians" always thought that was clever!
by DarkNewt
6 Jan 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kenda 700 x 52c
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Kenda 700 x 52c

Hi All, my neighbors son knocked the door with a puncture (anyone else end up the local free bike repair?). Anyhow he has a halfords mountain bike with Kenda tyres that are 700 x 52c way bigger than anything I use. On examination the valve was split where it meets the innertube, I was amazed that it...
by DarkNewt
3 Jan 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Funny Logo's
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

Re: Funny Logo's

Mick F wrote:What's the apostrophe in the OP title for?

:wink: :wink:


to bring out the grammar Nazis so they can be hunted :-) I stand corrected and embarrassed :D
by DarkNewt
2 Jan 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Funny Logo's
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

Re: Funny Logo's

brynpoeth wrote:Can't quite read it, what does the firm do?

no idea took the pic at low res and resized it making even less readable