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andy_k

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active May 2015
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Revo USB stuff from people with contacts... I'll see next week if they have any news...

    Dynamo > Sinewave Revolution/Cinq Plug/other regulator > cache battery or Garmin will work, I assume it would charge the sixpack too, I'll see if I can test with my Toro at some point.

    Wonder if @gabes might be able to offer some dyno/charging electronics advice?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Rob Dean's thought's on the subject...

    2) Isn't a dynamo draggy? Well, Please excuse the maths, but if you rode at 20mph for an hour the light would pull about 6W from your legs during this time, this is equivalent to approximately 5.2kcal. There are approximately 72kcal in a McVites Digestive biscuit, enough to power your light for just under 14hrs and that's assuming you pedal down the hills and around every corner! So yes, it does draw a tiny bit of power, but I certainly can't tell the difference and it's a damn good excuse to eat an extra biscuit every few rides ;-)

    I use my Revo on and off road, couldn't be happier! Plug-in RedEye rear light is awesome too, no pissing around with batteries. Believe there may be some sneaky prototype Revos with USB-out knocking around, would simplify the charging side of things, at the moment you'd need some other device connected/wired in - Sinewave Revolution, Cinq Plug etc.

    Saying that, Mike Hall did TransAm with a 6pack and Joystick as cache-battery, depends how long you're planning on stopping/if you get chance to top up power along the way...

  • in Cycle Touring
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    For the second time! He "YoYo"'d it last year I think, then went on to race TransAM and another long distance thing in North Georgia!

    After a quick look on the interwebs, he raced TransAM where his road bike cracked at the BB shell and he had his Divide bike shipped out en-route and still finished 14th!

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Highland Trail 550 group start this weekend (+4 ITT attempts starting the day before): trackleaders.com/highland15 + updates/scratches on Twitter too twitter.com/HT_550

  • in Current Projects
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    How's the Haulin' Colin working out? Looks like a Bigxtop bag? You'll need to get the pump barrel anodized black too at this rate...!

  • in Manchester
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    @Dick works for me, you based in/around town? Should be able to drop off before the weekend

    @WilliamJohn I'll PM you when I get home to sort payment, Paypal cool?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Buy cheap ebay Spyres and I'll post you a pair of these for a fiver if I still have them knocking around... chainreactioncycles.com/shima­no-tiagra-r550-brake-lever-flat-bars-onl­y/rp-prod34695

  • in Rides & Races
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    You should really burn the paper before you cover it...

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Will an Ultegra 6700 double 10sp front mech work in an 8 speed set up? Discovered the 9 speed Sora mech I've been using is bent and twisted!

  • in Manchester
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    Will be £11.99 postage due to the size. If you're happy covering that, sure!

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