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For a bicycle touring, you don't need an expensive touring bike. Any bicycle that you already have may be suitable for bicycle touring. And if you don't have ...

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If you want to read the first parts of the story about my bicycle tour in Finland, then you can find it by following the links below: Cycling in Finland: ...

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Cycling in Finland: Part 2 The first part of the story about how I started my bike trip can be found here. Spending the night near the center of ...

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My journey began when I came to St.Petersburg, Russia by the bus. When I got off the bus, I began to assemble my bicycle and attach panniers to it. When the ...

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Some people are wondering if Shimano chainrings are compatible with Truvativ/SRAM/FSA crankset. If Shimano's chainrings have the same chainring Bolt Circle ...

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If you are going to travel by bike and sleep in the tent, then you will need a device to charge your electronics during your bicycle tour. For these purposes, ...

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You bought bicycle mudguards SKS Bluemels, opened the fitting instruction and were horrified by the fact that this "instruction" is difficult to understand? I ...

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Andean Highlands Travel Guide The Andean Highlands are home to much of what draws people from all over the world to the country: mist-shrouded mountains, ...

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Language of Costa Rica Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica and, needless to say, knowing a little will make traveling around the country a lot ...

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Best Time to go to Peru Peru’s a big place and the weather varies a lot throughout its different regions. That said, throughout the country, there are two ...

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    NomadTraveller April 16, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    You will need all components that are listed by me. Especially “stripboard” – I’ve guess you mean LM2596 module. Without that module you will have to made it by yourself which is hard and not cheaper. Soldering everything is easy – wires from Dynamo hub to bridge rectifier to AC pins, then wires from bridge rectifier + – to lm2596 + – connectors. That’s simple design. But you can also add capacitor which is easy and you can see on the picture where to solder it. Also, you can solder overvaltage protection which is also not that hard. With this you can charge your gadgets or power USB lights.

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    NomadTraveller March 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Hey! Yes, usually people connect tvs diode to a USB shroud, but I was just afraid that if I do something wrong during soldering then I will ruin this USB charger module just before my departure. So, I decided to solder tvs diode to a pin instead of USB shroud and for me, it was easier. After around 3000 kilometers it still works 🙂