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by LollyKat
13 Oct 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42166

Re: One solution to tailgating?

How does that work?
by LollyKat
17 Sep 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2149

Re: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

I've always wondered just how much benefit the triangulation really brings. I have three racks, an old Bor Yueh which is somewhat triangulated, a Topeak one which isn't and a Tubus Fly which isn't. The Tubus is made from largish diameter stainless steel tube and the other two from thin aluminium ro...
by LollyKat
14 Sep 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 40
Views: 1633

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I still have and occasionally use the Primus 96 I bought in 1973. So much more interesting than the Trangia!

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From the Rough Stuff Fellowship archive
by LollyKat
14 Sep 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 70
Views: 2242

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

+1 for Tristops - they are cheaper than Koolstop, too.
by LollyKat
14 Sep 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa Nidd Open Saddle - anyone tried one?
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Spa Nidd Open Saddle - anyone tried one?

I took a Stanley knife to a Nidd to make a similar cutout. This reduced the unyielding rock-like feel a little and without the lace I found it comfortable right from the beginning. Some years later it got very wet* and sagged a little but adding the lace back has restored it. My cutout is slightly l...
by LollyKat
14 Sep 2019, 11:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 2511

Re: School Run

Consider too what sort of an example the parents are setting to their children. What kind of drivers will they be? :shock:
by LollyKat
13 Sep 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango Banshee 200 pro max
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Vango Banshee 200 pro max

Caledonia64 wrote:Vango are affordable and not perhaps considered top of the range ...

They are not only affordable but IME very well designed, reliable and robust enough for Scottish conditions. Probably not 'sexy' or fashionable enough for a lot of people but they would always be my first choice.
by LollyKat
12 Sep 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 58
Views: 1764

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

I have an 80-year-old disabled friend who gets about with an electric wheelchair. Recently she set off to her local social club but had to turn back because of a police van parked half on the pavement. A lack of dropped kerbs and a blind corner meant that she couldn't find an alternative route. She ...
by LollyKat
12 Sep 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: Handwriting

I have a Lamy safari and I love it - as you say it is very comfortable and the nib moves very smoothly. When I was at school a long time ago, writing with ink was introduced in Primary 4 (8-year-olds). We used scratchy steel dip pens and school ink, mixed from a powder which settled into a sludge in...
by LollyKat
12 Sep 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: Handwriting

Here you are: https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.XzNdIRlor6monyyvTKSi8AHaHa&w=221&h=220&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.36&pid=1.7 Wooden barrelled fountain pen for children, the Lamy abc . They also do ballpoints and pencils. The grips and caps are still plastic, though. You can get kits to make ...
by LollyKat
10 Sep 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speaker of the House!
Replies: 40
Views: 1012

Re: Speaker of the House!

From the BBC News link on the previous page: Such is the anger with the Speaker at senior levels of government, it has been suggested he could be blocked from getting a peerage when he retires. Ministers are furious at what they see as John Bercow's "bias" during Commons debates on Brexit....
by LollyKat
9 Sep 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: Handwriting

I don't have the Parker one but my Lamy Safari screw plunger is very similar - when the pen is empty or nearly so, dip the nib into the ink, then screw the plunger first clockwise to fill the empty space in the reservoir, then anticlockwise to suck up the ink. It's really easy to control - no wobble...
by LollyKat
9 Sep 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Scottish midge
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: The Scottish midge

mercalia wrote:from the size of it been feeding on large Scotish legs and arms


Not just Scottish ones - think of all those unsuspecting (or unbelieving) foreigners!
by LollyKat
8 Sep 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 44
Views: 1425

Re: Handwriting

Plus a Parker fountain pen I forgot I had minus cartridges or reservoir. Quink ink bottle too. Need to buy a reservoir I think. Which is best? Plunger type or the ones with a metal outer that has cut out sides with a soft plastic / rubber reservoir inside you squeeze to force air out and then suck ...