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by Mitomaniac
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another GPS question
Replies: 21
Views: 1063

Re: Yet another GPS question

A bit of search shows that the Elemnt has Turn By Turn navigation so will tell you to turn left at a junction but doesn't recalculate if you go off-route. I don't know if it's still the case but one review highlighted a problem whereby if you went off-route and zoomed out to find where you were the...
by Mitomaniac
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another GPS question
Replies: 21
Views: 1063

Re: Yet another GPS question

I only imported routes not someone's GPS track I made the route myself but if i left it or made a wrong turn it would show where I am and flash warnings that I'm off course but it won't recalculate or adjust you have to follow that exact route so until i go over the section that I've gone off from i...
by Mitomaniac
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another GPS question
Replies: 21
Views: 1063

Re: Yet another GPS question

I have all of Wales / N England 1:25K OS mapping on my touch. If I need to detour from the line on a screen, I simply use that to devise a route on the fly. I suppose I'd be bothered that a gps couldn't make judgements based on experience and would simply route me down anything / everything. I see ...
by Mitomaniac
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another GPS question
Replies: 21
Views: 1063

Re: Yet another GPS question

ScotRoutes wrote:The ability of any GPS to devise a route is mainly down to the mapping (a) is it routeable and (b) dies it show all the possibilities.
The wahoo doesn't re calculate tho that's my issue and if you deviate it won't update until you go over the checkpoint it was expecting you to
by Mitomaniac
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another GPS question
Replies: 21
Views: 1063

Re: Yet another GPS question

I've always got a real map when I'm out in unfamiliar territory. Just wanted the easy cheats option really I guess and it's always nice to be able to pull a GPX file and see it and familiarise myself with the route too.
by Mitomaniac
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another GPS question
Replies: 21
Views: 1063

Yet another GPS question

I have a wahoo elemnt which is a fantastic unit except for riding routes in areas I don't know as it doesnt recalculate or adjust your route to get you back on track if you go off piste and you have to start from the exact start point of the route before it will start following with some off road ro...
by Mitomaniac
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Small Handle bar harness
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: [FS] Small Handle bar harness - perfect for kids. Price

If Steve doesn't take it drop me a pm I will thsbjs
Dave
by Mitomaniac
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bit of a clear out.......
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: FS: Bit of a clear out.......

Sent you a email

Dave
by Mitomaniac
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: PANNIERS
Replies: 21
Views: 1703

Re: WANTED: PANNIERS

I've possibly got a set of roswheel pannier bags if your needing any more even have a rack that mounts on the qr skewer and just used a seat post clamp with threaded fittings to fit the rack to a bike that had no mounts
by Mitomaniac
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted alpkit Confucius bars or very similar
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Wanted alpkit Confucius bars or very similar

Hi, im after a set of the alpkit Confucius bars I've been keeping an eye on eBay and just thought to ask if anyone has a set sitting about they don't want anymore. Ideally uncut
by Mitomaniac
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing

Thank you for all the replies and information, another reason for wanting a cheaper 2nd bike is my main bike is full carbon full suspension and protecting the frame etc from rub and such would be tricky and it would always worry me at the back of my mind. Issue resolved now tho as I have now sourced...
by Mitomaniac
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing


I've been looking at that but it's getting components that pushes the price again for me
by Mitomaniac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing

Pushes my budget tho as wouldn't have a lot left for components forks and wheels

Nice option tho
by Mitomaniac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Cheapish bike/project for bike packing

I'm really struggling to get luggage to clear hoses and such on my mountain bike and I'm not willing to throw money at it to effectively put plasters over the issue so here goes. And at the end of the day it's a 130mm full suspension bike that's great at what it was made for and I'm happy with that ...
by Mitomaniac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar extensions or GPS and light mounts with handlebar harnes
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Bar extensions or GPS and light mounts with handlebar ha

Same as Jambo ,works surprisingly well if you have the kanga mounted on the first set of loops (depends on your bike size this may not be possible if it's a small frame) It's a large frame but I've a short stack height so it's quite proud of the bars it's not your usual bike for bike packing really
by Mitomaniac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar extensions or GPS and light mounts with handlebar harnes
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Bar extensions or GPS and light mounts with handlebar ha

That's perfect I'll have to look into one of those as I can still use same bag with it

Thank you again for being the encyclopedia of bike packing gear
by Mitomaniac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar extensions or GPS and light mounts with handlebar harnes
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Bar extensions or GPS and light mounts with handlebar harnes

Sorry for the next question. I'm starting to kit out my bike for a few excursions, until I sell my road bike which I can no longer ride and replace with a hard tail I'm making my full suspension bike do the job. I've got a alpkit kanga harness and bag on the front however my wahoo mount no longer cl...
by Mitomaniac
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Technique to enter and exit bivvy bag
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Technique to enter and exit bivvy bag

Well I won't be going for a trip yet as waiting on luggage and figuring how to mount gear on my full Susser.. So was checking my lumo would fit inside ok then I thought I'll get the sleeping bag (thanks for the advice with that purchase) Is there a technique to get in and out as I'm trying to figure...
by Mitomaniac
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Leatherman Micra £20 inc UK postage
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Leatherman Micra £20 inc UK postage

If Mike changes his mind for any reason I'd like it
by Mitomaniac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag opinion mountain hardwear phantom
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Sleeping bag opinion mountain hardwear phantom

Excellent info again thanks I'll try and get him a cheap bivvy bag for the odd summer trip we will do
by Mitomaniac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag opinion mountain hardwear phantom
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Sleeping bag opinion mountain hardwear phantom

Ordered Thanks next to resolve the tarp or tent debate Looking to the DD super light 2.8 X 1.5 or whatever it is or the hexoeak 2 Both different but I can only go one or the other advantage of the tent is my little boy can come along he can sleep in inner and I'll give bag the porch bit but it's pac...
by Mitomaniac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag opinion mountain hardwear phantom
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Sleeping bag opinion mountain hardwear phantom

Bearbonesnorm wrote:It's a very good bag and should do exactly what you require.

Appreciated thanks
by Mitomaniac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag opinion mountain hardwear phantom
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Sleeping bag opinion mountain hardwear phantom

Been looking about online for a bag that is warm but packs small etc and i find affordable https://rockrun.com/collections/mountain-hardwear/products/mountain-hardwear-phantom-28f-2c Would that be a suitable bag for autumn and spring times ? i have a bag thats suitable with a silk liner for summer a...
by Mitomaniac
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gear recommendations and Is a 3x3 tarp too big for solo
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Gear recommendations and Is a 3x3 tarp too big for solo

whitestone wrote:See the thread about Lakes temperatures for a sleeping bag/quilt discussion.
On it thanks
by Mitomaniac
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gear recommendations and Is a 3x3 tarp too big for solo
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Gear recommendations and Is a 3x3 tarp too big for solo

Brilliant information thanks I'll probably sell the DD on and get something packing smaller. I have a military bivi bag which should do the job nicely even considering the AliExpress tents I'm struggling with a sleeping bag I have a good summer bag and a Vango ultralite but its A older bag and packs...