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  1. SteveRuss

    Dashcam Back Up Battery question for the techs

    Yep. Def something to consider. I'll let you all know how it works out.
  2. SteveRuss

    Dashcam Back Up Battery question for the techs

    Well. As an experiment, (I know this may not work as an ideal solution) I've bought a £20 7.5watt panel that will fit on the dash board temporarily. If it doesn't extend the operation substantially (or even noticeably) then I'll use it elsewhere. I couldn't find a fair sized 15watt one but...
  3. SteveRuss

    Dashcam Back Up Battery question for the techs

    That's not a bad idea ;) I may seriously look in to that. How would you guys wire this all up? I would have to keep the ACC wire from the camera in the same place as it triggers either parking mode or driving mode. The permanent live would have to come directly from the bike battery via an...
  4. SteveRuss

    Dashcam Back Up Battery question for the techs

    Well. For me, I go abroad working a fair bit and although I accept I am not expecting a 24/7 solution, I frequently leave my car for days on end and then often use it for short journeys for a week or two. In my situation, I think the battery will take a battering. I probably should have pointed...
  5. SteveRuss

    Dashcam Back Up Battery question for the techs

    Thanks. My concern with this the SLA at the moment is that I'm thinking I'd require a deep cycle leisure type battery as a standard led acid battery won't like being fully discharged then recharged all the time. Thoughts?
  6. SteveRuss

    Dashcam Back Up Battery question for the techs

    Thanks guys! The lead acid battery idea is appealing to me. I don't want to use the cigarette lighting sockets (mine is live 24/7 anyways) but I could power it off of an 'acc' fuse from the board. I have a couple of fuse piggy backs spare anyways. Would that work? Hmm..
  7. SteveRuss

    Dashcam Back Up Battery question for the techs

    Hi guys I recently installed a front and rear Dashcam in my car due to constant hit and runs whilst my car is parked. I've grown sick of the general lack of respect some bad drivers have for other people's property. My car is riddled with dents and scratches. None of which I am responsible for...
  8. SteveRuss

    Check this bad boy out

    In reality, the bike looked a lot more usable and possibly a little less 'outgoing' in appearance. It was quite a sight to see.
  9. SteveRuss

    Bosch or Ryobi

    Video please!
  10. SteveRuss

    Check this bad boy out

    As far as I remember, there was a small rear motor but as I was literally passing it on occasion (when the shop was closed) I didn't study it that well. I wish I had now..
  11. SteveRuss

    Check this bad boy out

    I was recently in Amsterdam working and came across a bike shop with this in the window :)
  12. SteveRuss

    Yorkshire Water have found a new way to overtake a bicycle on the Narrow bits

    Looks like WV12 VKZ to me. Comes back as a Vauxhall Movana panel van in Silver. Very hard to tell though. What camera are you running and at what resolution and FPS are your settings?
  13. SteveRuss

    Growbags or pots

    We grow ours directly in to the ground in the green house. We manure the ground over the winter and then put a load of compost on top when planting. We used to use grow bags but many of them are just too under filled to be useful in the long run. The best way we found with bags (never more than...
  14. SteveRuss

    2012 Trek 7.4 requires disc brakes

    I would say that I haven't touched my brakes for a couple of years. My mileage has been low this year but I've done over 1500 miles on the pads so far and never had to touch them. As her bike is only 12kgs and she probably a nibble under 60kgs, I suspect that the Magura units will be cheaper...
  15. SteveRuss

    2012 Trek 7.4 requires disc brakes

    As I'm a pathetic fair weather cyclist, I have only got caught out a couple of times in the wet and I confess to having noticed a slight degradation of their stopping power. But only slight. Considering I'm probably 80kgs and the bike is another 24kgs then I'm thinking that they're dealing with...
  16. SteveRuss

    2012 Trek 7.4 requires disc brakes

    I wouldn't say she cleans the bike as much as she should and we've tried different pads along the way. I have never found V-brakes to be much good in the wet to be honest. Some of the more expensive ones may be.
  17. SteveRuss

    2012 Trek 7.4 requires disc brakes

    Brand new. Just been serviced. She's done thousands of miles on it and I always make sure she gets a service every thousand miles. It's a pretty up together bike that has crap brakes. Especially in the wet.
  18. SteveRuss

    2012 Trek 7.4 requires disc brakes

    One more thing matey. Could you recommend me a disc kit as I'm not sure I know what I'm looking for.
  19. SteveRuss

    2012 Trek 7.4 requires disc brakes

    Great. That's really helpful. Thx! I suppose the Magura is less of an upheaval and a little cheaper potentially so i'll still keep that option open.
  20. SteveRuss

    2012 Trek 7.4 requires disc brakes

    My girlfriend has ridden this bike to and from work for about four years now. She loves the bike but often complains about the brakes. I didn't realise how bad they were until she described emergency stopping with them. For her safety I thought I would look in to whether it's possible/affordable...