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by LollyKat
16 Feb 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

ambodach wrote:LollyKat it must be the same one but I thought it was earlier. Perhaps 1970’s even.

I first met him in 1983 - he looked in his early 30s.
by LollyKat
15 Feb 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

There used to be a GP in the west end of Glasgow who did home visits on a recumbent. I remember seeing him one day in I think Knightswood. His name was Dr Lean but cannot remember his first name. I remember a GP in Glasgow in the 1980-90s riding a recumbent - his name was Colin but I can't remember...
by LollyKat
11 Feb 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1411

Re: Ciara

ratherbeintobago wrote:I’m not sure what ‘highest subsonic speed record’ actually means.

"Despite travelling faster than the speed of sound the plane would not have broken the sonic barrier as it was helped along by fast-moving air."
BBC News
by LollyKat
11 Feb 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Outer Hebrides

mikeymo wrote:I've often thought of going in the Feb half term...


This year the Feb half term has coincided with storm Ciara - enough said! :lol:
by LollyKat
9 Feb 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Twisted ankle recovery tips
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Twisted ankle recovery tips

"...he went to bed and wrapped his head
in vinegar and brown paper."

I always thought this was the usual nursery rhyme nonsense but it must be an old folk remedy.
by LollyKat
6 Feb 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Outer Hebrides

The only train from Glasgow that would catch the ferry is the 0823 from Queen Street, very close to the bus station. Make sure you book your bike on the train well in advance (easy throught the Scotrail website) as spaces are limited. There are plans for new rolling stock this year to carry more bik...
by LollyKat
6 Feb 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Taillight with brake light function ..... everyday commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Taillight with brake light function ..... everyday commuting

For gradualler stops, we have established signals for stopping (flapping/patting) and widely-understood ones for stopping (kerb hand up). Widely understood - are you sure? We older drivers had to perform hand signals including the flapping stop one during our driving tests but it seems it is no lon...
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Reynolds 631

Thanks. With either of those methods can a tube be replaced if necessary?
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Reynolds 631

David9694 wrote:When you say welded, do you mean fillet brazed?


Not being an engineer I'm not too sure of the difference :oops: . I meant lugless.
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Reynolds 631

Can you replace a damaged tube on a 631 frame, either welded or lugged? The downtube of my son's 531 Mercian was badly mangled after someone tried to lever open the D lock, but after Mercian replaced it and resprayed the frame it was as good as new. How much did it cost? Some thing similar happened...
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Reynolds 631

Can you replace a damaged tube on a 631 frame, either welded or lugged? The downtube of my son's 531 Mercian was badly mangled after someone tried to lever open the D lock, but after Mercian replaced it and resprayed the frame it was as good as new.
by LollyKat
2 Feb 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike friendly buses
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Bike friendly buses

So far only between Edinburgh and Berwick. The train is less than half the time and often cheaper. But the trains are difficult. "The buses will operate across three key routes, X95 Carlisle to Edinburgh via Hawick and Galashiels, X62 Galashiels to Edinburgh via Peebles and service 253 Berwick...
by LollyKat
27 Jan 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need to replace my bicycle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Introduction....

Some towns have charitable workshops, maybe open on just one or two days a week, specifically to help people get back on their bikes. They can offer advice, expertise, and proved tools for you to use on the spot.
by LollyKat
26 Jan 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.
Replies: 84
Views: 2934

Re: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.

Great - and I like the way he doesn't mind showing the out-takes!