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by Heltor Chasca
26 Nov 2017, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling Heart Rate computer
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Cycling Heart Rate computer

Wahoo Tickr X. If you don’t want to buy their GPS Elemnt (which is on special tonight) you can download the Wahoo Fitness app and you will get very accurate HR data. There is a slightly cheaper Tickr but it hasn’t got as many features and especially it won’t work unless you keep the phone with you. ...
by Heltor Chasca
26 Nov 2017, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mugabe the survivor?
Replies: 34
Views: 1128

Re: Mugabe the survivor?

In general the world and it’s press have always taken a very westernised view on the affairs of Zimbabwe. Despite the dysfunctional and tribal governments of Africa; Gushungo (Comrade Mugabe) was a revered freedom fighter, warrior and now grandfather of Mother Africa. To many he was, and still is a ...
by Heltor Chasca
25 Nov 2017, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get oil out of Goretex Jacket
Replies: 19
Views: 5114

Re: How to get oil out of Goretex Jacket

All of my waterproof kit has lost it’s effectiveness from washing or spot treating with anything other than liquid soap flakes. In a machine on a cold wash.
by Heltor Chasca
21 Nov 2017, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suggest a GPS computer
Replies: 18
Views: 917

Re: Suggest a GPS computer

Wahoo Elemnt. What an amazing device.

My Garmin is toast now. I couldn’t be doing with the ineptitude of them anymore.
by Heltor Chasca
20 Nov 2017, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me a head torch
Replies: 93
Views: 4988

Re: Recommend me a head torch

The little Alpkit one.
by Heltor Chasca
19 Nov 2017, 5:49pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple UK mushroom guide
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Simple UK mushroom guide

Google suggests these are brown birch bolettes growing under a silver birch tree in my garden. Should I eat one ? :? IMG_20171119_140029_558.jpg Pretty average for a boletes but ok. I’m fine with them, but I had a client who ate a large amount and consequently, and very quickly, her whole world dro...
by Heltor Chasca
19 Nov 2017, 5:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple UK mushroom guide
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Simple UK mushroom guide

The ‘Easy Guides’ are good books. Hand drawn/painted so better than photos and the book shows easily confused species in the same page as the edible ‘shroom. I’ve only gone wrong once by using too much butter which upset my constitution no end. £85 for a day with an expert sounds right and is inval...
by Heltor Chasca
19 Nov 2017, 1:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple UK mushroom guide
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Simple UK mushroom guide

The ‘Easy Guides’ are good books. Hand drawn/painted so better than photos and the book shows easily confused species in the same page as the edible ‘shroom. I’ve only gone wrong once by using too much butter which upset my constitution no end. £85 for a day with an expert sounds right and is invalu...
by Heltor Chasca
19 Nov 2017, 9:27am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent/sleeping bag advice for a newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 1555

Re: Tent/sleeping bag advice for a newbie

A nice route that K&A. I’ve biked and canoed along there quite a bit. I use a Eureka Solo Plus, but when I have the kids along we use either an OEX Coyote or OEX Cougar which are Go Outdoors own brand which I bought ‘off season’ for silly money. (Low) They are good enough for what you need and t...
by Heltor Chasca
18 Nov 2017, 8:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 1000 for night ride
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Garmin 1000 for night ride

I don’t rely on the screen back light as it is too thirsty on batteries. I use a head torch instead and just click it on when I need to have a peep. When using a TCX file, my Wahoo lights up at junctions/turns/route changes anyway. I can’t remember what my Garmin did. Mainly switch off or crash on a...
by Heltor Chasca
14 Nov 2017, 7:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 7590

Re: What premium to support LBS?

Hopefully my lbs has got his demographics right. He sells low value gubbins to cater for the local market. I get my stuff and clothing from the Internet. Then he sells Specialized, Cannondale, Dawes and Raleigh which probably covers a good cross section of the market. He can order in specific bikes ...
by Heltor Chasca
14 Nov 2017, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crimping tools for dynamo wiring
Replies: 30
Views: 1362

Re: Crimping tools for dynamo wiring

I managed to get a decent ‘package’ of connectors, a crimping tool and heat shrink from eBay. As a self employed tradesman I value top grade tools as it really makes a difference, but just for my bike bits I was happy with a budget set. Eventually I will kit myself out with relevant bits to solder t...
by Heltor Chasca
11 Nov 2017, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is there a way to charge my USB lights on the move?
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Is there a way to charge my USB lights on the move?

I use a Thrunite ‘lipstick charger’for my gps, phone, mini iPad, torch etc. Unlike most of the chargers out there you can replace the 18650 battery inside it. You can therefore carry multiple batteries on tour if there is no other way of recharging your charger (mains, solar or dynamo) And of course...
by Heltor Chasca
11 Nov 2017, 9:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 255
Views: 15398

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

E bikes are a wonderful thing. They extend the time the older or less able can spend on a bike. Those riders can go further. The carbon footprint is small and at least some physical activity takes place. I bet an e bike owner is fitter than they were driving or sat on the sofa. 53% of bike sales in...
by Heltor Chasca
11 Nov 2017, 8:25am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 255
Views: 15398

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

E bikes are a wonderful thing. They extend the time the older or less able can spend on a bike. Those riders can go further. The carbon footprint is small and at least some physical activity takes place. I bet an e bike owner is fitter than they were driving or sat on the sofa. 53% of bike sales in ...