The new and interesting gear thread...

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby wqlava1 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:24 pm

}SkOrPn--7 wrote:Might be of interest to someone.

VELOGICAL RIM-DYNAMO

http://www.velogical-engineering.com/rim-dynamo-en

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At 150 euros it's a bit past my budget just now, but for those of us interested in DIY LED lights, the key interesting point is the actual current and voltage that it puts out. It comes with three different wheel diameters on top (accomplishing the difference between 20 and 28 inch models from SON and between P and S models from SP) from what I can work out from various sources, and has efficiency around the same or a bit less than SP's or SON's best offerings.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:22 pm

wqlava1 wrote:
}SkOrPn--7 wrote:Might be of interest to someone.

VELOGICAL RIM-DYNAMO

http://www.velogical-engineering.com/rim-dynamo-en

Ricky


At 150 euros it's a bit past my budget just now, but for those of us interested in DIY LED lights, the key interesting point is the actual current and voltage that it puts out. It comes with three different wheel diameters on top (accomplishing the difference between 20 and 28 inch models from SON and between P and S models from SP) from what I can work out from various sources, and has efficiency around the same or a bit less than SP's or SON's best offerings.


They have sales tax added on so around 120 euro. This may be a consideration for my latest build
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby kx315 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:46 pm

Stumbled upon this today looks interesting....

http://www.hammerhead.io/
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby snafuspyramid » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:31 am

kx315 wrote:Stumbled upon this today looks interesting....

http://www.hammerhead.io/


That is certainly new and interesting, but probably not much use for touring. Battery life would be an isssue, and possibly weight. It's not a big deal to read a GPS or a smartphone mounted on your bars.

However, I think it would be really cool for riding a roadie in the city, where stopping to pull out a smartphone or poring over a GPS is a hassle. If the app is good, particularly the ride sharing function, it could be actually useful. I see that it was designed in New York, where the design would make a lot of sense - a few moments of distraction and you can get splattered.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:31 pm

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Fuel4, a bio-ethanol gel which is claimed to be smokeless, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly cooking fuel. Looks like UK only but.

There is a review of it over at BlogPackinLight.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Cheesewheel » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:45 pm

Surly ECR
29 " fattish bike - more rohloff, chain-ring and rack/water bottle friendly than the ogre or krampus apparently

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/ecr/frame_highlights

Just got back from touring so I don't know if you guys have already brought this up somewhere - search doesn't show any results

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:41 pm

Hiya Cheesewheel,
hope you enjoyed your absence.
Look forward to reading a few lines about your trip be they negative or positive.
There has indeed been a post or two about the new Surly lineup but probably only in the Surly threads part of the message board.
Your post merely makes sure some of the Surly love is shared and who in their right mind could complain about that (no bias there :P )
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby mitzikatzi » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:31 pm

Xplora wrote: Do not get cheap SPDs, your body will hurt you.

trailgumby wrote:29ers are awesome.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Cheesewheel » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:19 pm

Beko does a range of masks, ranging from a small nose cover to a half to a full face mask that are primarily marketed for mountaineering but are sufficiently cool enough for cycling (particularly in a recumbent position where your face fully cops it)

http://bekogear.com/

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby il padrone » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:29 pm

Cheesewheel wrote:but are sufficiently cool enough for cycling (particularly in a recumbent position where your face fully cops it)


Solution :wink: :P

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby kx315 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:39 pm

I can see so many uses for this!!


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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:12 pm

I discovered barefoot running shoes last year when I knew my touring route required crossing quite a few fords. I usually only take a pair of thongs as backup to my touring shoes, but these obviously weren't going to work in a fast flowing stream. So I took a pair of Vivo Barefoot Ultra running shoes, which were incredibly light but not as packable as I would have liked.

Recently I came across Zem barefoot shoes, and my pair of Zem Oxygen shoes arrived this week. They are incredibly light and pack completely flat, so they are perfect backup footwear on tour.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby mitzikatzi » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:48 pm

Xplora wrote: Do not get cheap SPDs, your body will hurt you.

trailgumby wrote:29ers are awesome.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:29 pm

Aushiker wrote:My Brooks Cambium for testing finally arrived ... I didn't get the black one :)
It goes on the bike on the weekend.

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Hmmmmmm, how did you go with this saddle Andrew?
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:33 pm

I've ordered a couple of these couple of Spurcycle ringers...

Somebody called them "bells for adults".

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:20 am

RonK wrote:
Aushiker wrote:My Brooks Cambium for testing finally arrived ... I didn't get the black one :)
It goes on the bike on the weekend.

Andrew

Hmmmmmm, how did you go with this saddle Andrew?


Okay so far but I have hardly ridden it since I got "couch disease" :)

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:24 am

RonK wrote:I've ordered a couple of these couple of Spurcycle ringers...

Somebody called them "bells for adults".


At $35.00 US each that is a fair comment ... :shock:

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:50 am

One for the stuff sack fans ... Cuben stuff sacks with prices to match Ron's bell :)

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby kb » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:35 am

RonK wrote:I've ordered a couple of these couple of Spurcycle ringers...

Ooh. I've been eyeing them off. Report when they arrive, please? :-)
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Warin » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:18 am



You'd need a sat phone account to use it. Don't see the point. My thoughts are it is less then a SPOT device, and a lot less than a sat phone.

For me + an emergency .. my thoughts are either or both

A PLB (or EPIRB) [minimum requirement for remote trips]
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a Sat phone.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby mitzikatzi » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:15 am

Warin wrote:


You'd need a sat phone account to use it. Don't see the point. My thoughts are it is less then a SPOT device, and a lot less than a sat phone.

For me + an emergency .. my thoughts are either or both

A PLB (or EPIRB) [minimum requirement for remote trips]
and/or
a Sat phone.



Less than a Spot??

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:02 pm

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Showers Pass of Elite 2.1 rain jacket fame have now got into the "water-proof" sock market with the Crosspoint Mid-Calf sock. From their description ...

Soggy toes are a thing of the past! Ride in comfort for hours with our Crosspoint All Weather Cycling Socks; featuring:

Artex waterproof and breathable three-layer bonded construction
Wear resistant knit exterior
Moisture wicking anti-bacterial Coolmax FX lining
Mid-calf length for maximum coverage

(yes, they are actually waterproof!)

(yes, they actually breathe very well)


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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Cheesewheel » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:39 am

Aushiker wrote:Image

Showers Pass of Elite 2.1 rain jacket fame have now got into the "water-proof" sock market with the Crosspoint Mid-Calf sock. From their description ...

Soggy toes are a thing of the past! Ride in comfort for hours with our Crosspoint All Weather Cycling Socks; featuring:

Artex waterproof and breathable three-layer bonded construction
Wear resistant knit exterior
Moisture wicking anti-bacterial Coolmax FX lining
Mid-calf length for maximum coverage

(yes, they are actually waterproof!)

(yes, they actually breathe very well)



Andrew

my experience with these (sealskinz at least) is that the more you wash them the less water resistant they are
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Majohn » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:51 pm

The Helinox chair looks very appealing. I just have to get back on the bike to justify buying it for a tour.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:40 pm

Majohn wrote:The Helinox chair looks very appealing. I just have to get back on the bike to justify buying it for a tour.

You might consider one of their umbrellas too Majohn.
Satisfied that their chair is a decent product, i'm looking at what else the make and now one of their umbrella's is on my wish list. :)
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