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by Warin61
31 Jul 2018, 11:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?

The input into the charger is 230v but the charger gives it 5v via each USB socket. If your battery pack takes two USB inputs that's 2x5v = 10v in? No. Your better off considering each USB inputs separately. So, for example input A is 1 Amp - 5 x 1 = 5 watts, input B is 2.1 Amp - 5 x 2.1 = 10.5 wat...
by Warin61
31 Jul 2018, 11:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing avid Juicy 3s with mechanical disc brakes?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Replacing avid Juicy 3s with mechanical disc brakes?

An alternative is the TRP Spyre - mechanical, dual piston with good set up.
by Warin61
30 Jul 2018, 11:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?

Forgive my poor memory on the matter but I've forgotten what I learnt in electrical engineering modules at uni. 1W = 1A x 1V. 60W÷230V=0.26Amperes output. Is that right? Correct so far. 2x2A x 230V = Error .. error ... it is 2 x2A x 5v (usb is 5 v nominal) = 20 watts. This is the input power. All t...
by Warin61
30 Jul 2018, 12:19am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 92
Views: 5086

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

I've just got my bike ready for a 3 to four day trip. My luggage fits into a pair of Ortlieb Back Roller Plus, an Ortlieb bar bag, plus the tent bungeed to the top of the rack. The total weight is around 12-13kg. That doesn't include the small tool pack (spare tube, puncture repair kit and multi to...
by Warin61
28 Jul 2018, 12:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Action camera that doesn't fog
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Action camera that doesn't fog

Good binoculars don't fog because the air inside them is dry (lacks water content). The case has to be air sealed and water tight. Is the camera case air sealed? If not then in the long term water (moisture) will enter and you will get fogging. The only thing you can do is constantly remove the mois...
by Warin61
26 Jul 2018, 1:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike tools on planes
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Bike tools on planes

Anything that can go bang is a problem. Not allowed anywhere on/in the plane... not even checked hold luggage. No Co2 bottles at all. (as used for tyre inflation) No gas bottles at all either. (as used for camping stove) If your carrying a fuel stove .. you need to purge it and talk to your airline ...
by Warin61
19 Jul 2018, 10:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OSMand oddities
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: OSMand oddities

I am still trying to figure out how to find campgrounds using the POI. press the search button (on screen - magnifying glass or left menu button to bring up the menu - select 'search') type in camp site (I typed in camp grounds) select the one you want and then 'show on map' .. you can pan around t...
by Warin61
19 Jul 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 41
Views: 11511

Re: Drying your padded shorts

HUmm Looking at Royal Mail .. 0.5kg about 4ukp ... that would be 8 ukp for one there and one back. Looks a bit pricy to me ... Australia Post do a 0.5kg satchel for $1.25 for a 5 pack.. so that is $0.61 each anywhere in the country (somewhat larger than the UK). They are a plastic bag with post paid...
by Warin61
19 Jul 2018, 12:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OSMand oddities
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: OSMand oddities

There should also be bicycle tool stands somewhere, they are avalible in the data base.
As are camp grounds, highway rest areas.. bicycle shops..

I am presently trying to add ephemeral for water features .. not something you'd come across in the UK frequently :)
by Warin61
14 Jul 2018, 3:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Cycling to Australia

While primarily a world motorcycle travel site http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ has a heap of information .. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/links/visas Like links to other travellers .. like Germany to Aust. by 4WD http://backroadvagrants.com/ and also comments on what is going on on the ground. ...
by Warin61
7 Jul 2018, 6:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mounting a jetboil on underside of downtube that has no bosses
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Mounting a jetboil on underside of downtube that has no bosses

crazydave789 wrote:if its an alloy frame then adding rivnuts is an easy thing to do.


Easy. Yes. Reliable? Those frames can be thin .. too thin to take the stress over such a small area. Not be doing that to my bike.
by Warin61
6 Jul 2018, 11:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mounting a jetboil on underside of downtube that has no bosses
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Mounting a jetboil on underside of downtube that has no bosses

For a cage to fit a jet boil I'd investigate ;
Salsa Anything cage
Blackburn outpost cargo cage

Mounting those to the down tube that has no fittings ...
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by Warin61
27 Jun 2018, 12:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand and garmin co ordinate matching
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Osmand and garmin co ordinate matching

What does the etrex use??? I know how to set up my Garmin Map60Cx .. no idea for an etrex. As for 'seeing the same things' on both .. is the etrex using OSM data? Even if it is using OSM data what is chosen to be shown is up to the map maker. Within OSMand there are various settings to show differen...
by Warin61
26 Jun 2018, 12:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 41
Views: 11511

Re: Drying your padded shorts

charliepolecat wrote:
the dingos like to chew things


Over in the Sierras it is marmot's that are the main problem. There was a incident where a hiker found a marmot with its arm inside a backpack up to its armpit and with a look that said: "What?"


Humm .. well possession is 9/10ths :)
by Warin61
24 Jun 2018, 12:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 41
Views: 11511

Re: Drying your padded shorts

If riding in arid areas, just hang them outside overnight - after the towel process. Depends on the 'arid area'. When the humidity is below 5% things dry very quickly. I was once told off for hanging my cloths up in Birdsville that they would not dry because the cloths peg was somehow wrong. I thou...