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by Wotsits
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Landslide wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:27 am
I'm now having visions of Boners using dynamo powered hairdryers in the back of beyond! :lol:
Karl likes to look his best & always carries a hairdryer! :lol:
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

I'd fire up the hairdryer, got nowt to lose & could learn something that could help with a repair when out in the sticks 😃
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Thanks Jase, though that already sounds like more than I have the understanding for - me comparing my electronics diagnostic skills to a chimp's tool use is an insult to our primate friends :grin: Maybe one of those fairground wire and loop buzzer games would be a better analogy.. James i honestly ...
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

One problem with the USB-Werk is it's a sealed unit so all I have to work with are the co-axial in and out leads (ha.. 'work with' as in waft a meter around like a chimp fishing ants from a hill with a stick :grin: ). The unit charges off AC also which would make applying a test input difficult. Th...
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 820

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Didn't Karl diagnose & repair his Igaro en-route to North Cape? He may have some experience worth sharing. He may have said that it was a capacitor that failed, think you can test those (if the circuitry allows) by charging it up via an ohms setting, then discharging if your multimeter doesn't have ...
by Wotsits
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLDAussie Grit Ignite bib shorts XL BNIB
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Aussie Grit Ignite bib shorts XL BNIB

The neighbours washing lines are safe tonight....
by Wotsits
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLDAussie Grit Ignite bib shorts XL BNIB
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Aussie Grit Ignite bib shorts XL BNIB

rufus748 wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:40 pm
Give a minute (or two).....
Make sure they're sealed in an airtight bag before posting..
by Wotsits
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLDAussie Grit Ignite bib shorts XL BNIB
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Aussie Grit Ignite bib shorts XL BNIB

I'll give you extra if you've wore them & not washed them?
by Wotsits
Thu May 28, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 40
Views: 1236

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

Are the brake mount & disc also Hope? Sometimes different makes don't play well together.

Worth checking the adapter isn't a rear one, some (e.g. shimano) can be front/rear specific.

Had a similar problem with a rear brake a few years ago, someone had butchered a front adapter to make it fit.
by Wotsits
Mon May 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame bags and Carbon bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Frame bags and Carbon bikes

+1 What Colin said- don't forget to tape places like the front of the head tube if your bar bag is going to be anywhere near. Bags can also effect cable routing in this area.
Even electrical tape will do for short rides.
by Wotsits
Wed May 06, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Metal rod bending - racks
Replies: 36
Views: 1830

Re: Metal rod bending - racks

Stu is da' man :ugeek:
by Wotsits
Wed May 06, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Metal rod bending - racks
Replies: 36
Views: 1830

Re: Metal rod bending - racks

This sort of thing should do as long as the radius isn't too small- https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/am-tech-3in1-pipe-bender-553991790?type=shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs9jZlOKe6QIVQu7tCh0jAQHvEAQYBCABEgJc4vD_BwE They usually have markings on them to get the centres right & the one above will do up to ...
by Wotsits
Tue May 05, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Metal rod bending - racks
Replies: 36
Views: 1830

Re: Metal rod bending - racks

Try to find a tube with the same radius as you're trying to bend as a former, there will be a min radius though, i think it might be roughly 7x the diameter..
Something like a short length of scaffolding pole should work great for 4-6mm tube/rod, it'll also give you repeatability..
by Wotsits
Mon May 04, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 1366

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

I work as a lead engineer in NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) for a fairly well known car manufacturer, I'm really tempted to take an objective measure of carbon versus ally handle bars for curiositys sake. Vibration comfort is basically my day job! Any particular bars people are interested in?...
by Wotsits
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin offline route creation
Replies: 20
Views: 702

Re: Garmin offline route creation

I've transfered routes offline on my i-phone via Kamoot App-Garmin Connect App-Garmin Steve.. I think once the route file is in the i-phone app it's just a matter transfer/sync via bluetooth, which i think is what you're saying above.. No idea if you can create routes off-line with Kamoot or Garmin ...
by Wotsits
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxle stealth axle help
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Maxle stealth axle help

Not a Stealth, but got something similar on my Pivot pal & yes, i'd say there should be a washer in there.
Mine has gone walk-a-bout, & like you say, it binds when tightened up. Prob is that its a thin, i'd say non-standard washer. I still need to have a look for a replacement..
by Wotsits
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: man cave build help
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: man cave build help

Can't believe a kettle hasn't had a mention yet :roll:

Tea makes everything easier to fettle :-bd
by Wotsits
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 66
Views: 3891

Re: Alpkit Elan

I've got a TN Jupiter, i actually quite like it :-bd
by Wotsits
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the ravers
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: For the ravers

Nother long-timer here, started with the Blacburn Raves, Sett End, Thursday nights at Park Hall.. The Quad, Club Four, Cream, Hacienda, Moneypennies & Wobble in Brum to name a few.. Still hanging on by my fingernails & manage to get out a couple of times a year, even managed a trip to Ibiza the year...
by Wotsits
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 1313

Re: Birthdays

Happy Birthday Stu! Hope you have a great day :YMPARTY:
by Wotsits
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Can anyone tell me ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: Can anyone tell me ...

Sounds like the Rona self Iso is getting to peeps already :grin:
by Wotsits
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 3x buckle clips
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Wanted: 3x buckle clips

Have 2x 1” ones from z-packs if that’s any good?
by Wotsits
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Pennine bridleway?
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: Pennine bridleway?

The Pennine Bridleway would be a right slog in parts.. Have a look at the Cairngorm Loop, a mixtures of the outer loop plus the western section of the inner loop is a brilliant ride- http://www.cairngormsloop.net/ https://bikepacking.com/routes/cairngorms-loop/ Or the Dales Divide- https://bikepacki...
by Wotsits
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 300
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Lakeland 300

Fair play for having a go this time of year :-bd
Enjoyed trying to pick the places out in the vid..

Hopefully having a bash at this sometime over summer.,
by Wotsits
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?

Viking tapes used to be one of the best suppliers, poss only selling full rolls now though..

https://www.vikingtapes.co.uk/