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The Quirky Queens, New Quay, Wales

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While cycle touring in Wales we ended up in a beautiful little seaside town called New Quay on the west coast. Come dinner time we started to look for somewh...

Reconditioning a 1996 GT Avalanche

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Going back to around 1997 or 1998 my brother bought a second-hand GT Avalanche for mucking about on when we were in our teens. It stood up to all that that a...

Running Mediatomb in Ubuntu with JS Support

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Since Ubuntu Karmic 9.10, Mediatomb comes compiled without JavaScript support in the Ubuntu repositories. This is annoying as it removes one of the most powe...

What I Dislike About My Croix De Fer Setup

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While I really like my Genesis Croix De Fer I am left frustrated by it. A good bike but not quite perfect. There are a few simple changes in the specificatio...

Touring With a Dynamo + USB Battery

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On my new tourer, a Genesis Croix De Fer, I've recently installed a SON28 dynamo, Dahon Reecharge battery and IQ Cyo front light. I've got it working beautif...