New arrivals

Well I got home last night to find a nice big box from Wiggle in the lounge, it contained the following –

2 x 26×1.8 Panaracer Fire XC Pro tyres

Charge Sponge Lock on Grips

A new wireless computer

some Fenwicks FS bike cleaner.

I’m hoping the tyres will be a big improvement over the 2.1 and a lot Kendas that i’m using at the moment. The Panaracers should have a lower rolling resistance and should help on the climbs and also cut through the mud that still sits in places on the route.

Today this arrived in the post


A Cree R2 drop-in module that will be the main part of the conversion from Halogen to LED for my Cateye RC-230 lights. (It’s tiny, so i’ll need to do some fettling to the housing to let it sit securely. Plus, i’ll need to get a glass lens for the end.

The Drop-in Module has got a large input voltage range, so there shouldn’t be any danger of blowing it up with the 7.2v NiMh battery pack that i’m using.

This unit should produce about 230 lumens, but because it’s only drawing approx 3w the combined lights should (hopefully) run for about 3 hours on a 7.2v  7600mAh battery pack.


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