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by Jezrant
17 Oct 2018, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo comparison
Replies: 35
Views: 1863

Hub dynamo comparison

What are the pros and cons of Schmidt vs SP vs Shimano hub dynamos?
by Jezrant
6 Oct 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 574
Views: 65709

Re: Pictures of your tents.

I'm new to this concept of taking photos to show off your tent. It's just a place to pass the night. May help a discussion with other people regarding some features/likes-dislikes/pitching options/etc.? Forums are about discussion and exchange of ideas, not just "showing off" :D Is that w...
by Jezrant
6 Oct 2018, 5:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone toured near Chamonix?
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: Anyone toured near Chamonix?

The problem isn't the lack of knowledge about the Alps on this forum but rather the narrowly focused nature of your queries. If you search for the Alps, rather than specifically Annecy or Chamonix, you will find dozens of threads over the years. In one of your previous threads, I vaguely recall you ...
by Jezrant
5 Sep 2018, 10:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...
Replies: 33
Views: 1838

Re: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...

Thank you, all, very much. Some really helpful insights there. I was completely oblivious to the possibility of causing offence by calling it 'Holland'! I wonder how and why the name associated with just two provinces became so widely used when referring the whole country... But I shall avoid that ...
by Jezrant
4 Sep 2018, 11:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...
Replies: 33
Views: 1838

Re: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...

I'm not a Holland expert especially as I don't speak the language, but I did that route about ten years ago, and I enjoyed it. Can't advise on current status though. The ride across the Afsluitdijk felt interminable. There's some monument halfway across that seemed to be a pilgrimage site for the Du...
by Jezrant
27 Aug 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Securing bikes in the back of a (big) car.
Replies: 16
Views: 3065

Re: Securing bikes in the back of a (big) car.

I can get two road bikes or two MTBs or a road bike and an MTB, upright or upside down, and only needing to remove the front wheels, into the back of my Jazz. :D
by Jezrant
24 Aug 2018, 11:36am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 604
Views: 343505

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Let it run forever. It's not just for the benefit of us cyclists. It also provides the retailer with feedback. Spa has gone through some rough patches. I like to think some of the negative feedback they've had over the years has helped them improve their customer service.
by Jezrant
23 Aug 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 574
Views: 65709

Re: Pictures of your tents.

I get that Pete. It's just a means to an end.
Stunning photos, btw. The second one (somewhere in Scotland?) reminds me of that dreamy 2-parter on the Beeb with the chappie who rowed a currach up the West Coast of Ireland.
Hah, just spotted the two open entrances on the tent (Kaitum?). Nice one. :)
by Jezrant
23 Aug 2018, 2:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 574
Views: 65709

Re: Pictures of your tents.

I'm new to this concept of taking photos to show off your tent. It's just a place to pass the night.
by Jezrant
23 Aug 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 574
Views: 65709

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Never thought about taking a photo of my tent before seeing this thread, but here's a couple that sort of show my Helsport Borgefjell SL. Not a place you'd cycle to, but a nice spot -- Loch Coruisk before climbing the Dubh Ridge. First time posting a piccie here so bear with me. The Helsport is the ...
by Jezrant
23 Aug 2018, 8:32am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4210

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Pete, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Hilleberg use some PU coating for the floors and doesn't that go icky too? Or are their floors just silicone coated? The PU coated groundsheet of the Quasar that I lost to a sticky outer was unaffected. I understand that it's being stored for long periods ...
by Jezrant
22 Aug 2018, 11:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4210

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Me and a mate some years ago winter climbing put one of those orange plastic bags called an emergency survival shelter to good use at the top of Creag Meagaidh. Another time in the Cuillins I woke one morning to find another mate in hypothermia after a hoolie that night had ripped his Terra Nova to ...
by Jezrant
22 Aug 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4210

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Thanks Pete, that's what I thought. I believe Helsport use a PU coating inside the floor and silicone coating for the bottom. Could be more slippy than PU but never been an issue for me. BTW, I'm sure there are a few people besides myself reading this who also use their tent for backpacking and have...
by Jezrant
22 Aug 2018, 5:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4210

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Pete, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Hilleberg use some PU coating for the floors and doesn't that go icky too? Or are their floors just silicone coated?
by Jezrant
22 Aug 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4210

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

The German shop Extremtextil sells DAC featherlite parts, and you can see there that the weight difference is 6 grams for a 40 cm section: https://www.extremtextil.de/dac-zeltgestaenge/dac-featherlite-nsl.html By the way, it is a very interesting shop for all sorts of other hard to get components. ...