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by LollyKat
24 Jan 2021, 6:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scotland - do you predict that it will be independent administrative political entity within 10 years?
Replies: 243
Views: 4244

Re: Scotland - do you predict that it will be independent administrative political entity within 10 years?

ambodach wrote:I can never understand why if we are the basket case they make out they are so desperate to hang on to us.


Yes, that's always puzzled me, too. :lol:
by LollyKat
17 Jan 2021, 12:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1733

Re: Rowing machine ?

We got a Concept 2 last year and are very pleased with it. It gives a full body workout, as much or as little as you feel like, the cooling fan is very effective, it's pretty quiet, and stands neatly in a corner when not it use.
by LollyKat
10 Jan 2021, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8675

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

With those provisos I recommend the current CDC Scientific Brief and advice for the public: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html and this: https://www.ox.ac.uk/news...
by LollyKat
6 Jan 2021, 11:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1890
Views: 60855

Re: Is Trump Mad?

:lol: :lol:
by LollyKat
5 Jan 2021, 11:35am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: NC500 Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: NC500 Scotland

The roads surfaces there are good but like most Scottish roads the chips are a bit larger to allow better water run-off and to reduce frost damage, so you may notice more friction than you are used to. I've been fine on smooth 28mm but never tried anything smaller - you won't need 40mm knobblies.
by LollyKat
4 Jan 2021, 11:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 844
Views: 18829

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

@Jdsk

Any thoughts on this - A Plan for Vaccine Acceleration? More hot air from another politician or does it have any merit?
by LollyKat
4 Jan 2021, 11:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: R or W?
Replies: 62
Views: 1550

Re: R or W?

Rhotic consonant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhotic_consonant ... It's common for people who do it routinely to find it difficult or impossible to make the more common r sound. But isn't always an impediment. It's been used as a cultural style, most obviously in upper class speech in England in ...
by LollyKat
3 Jan 2021, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dummy hoods on drop down bar ends
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: dummy hoods on drop down bar ends

I have similar bar ends (Origin 8) on my Rohloff bike, which has full-size V-brakes. I've never had any problems. They are nearly twice the weight of the Jtek ones though.

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by LollyKat
25 Dec 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rain Jacket with Pit Zips ?
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Rain Jacket with Pit Zips ?

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Note what he is holding! Personally I don't like an attached hood on a cycling jacket as IME it doesn't always turn properly with my head when looking round. Instead I use a separate water-resistant cap.
by LollyKat
22 Dec 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Applecross on SA AW?
Replies: 29
Views: 1138

Re: Touring Applecross on SA AW?

When I went over the Bealach a few years ago I had to do more walking than I expected because of high winds and torrential rain. Though my panniers were only medium size they made it a bit more awkward to push the bike, and one Achilles tendon ached a bit for a couple of months afterwards. Dropping ...
by LollyKat
7 Dec 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Ladies winter leggings with windproof layer
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Ladies winter leggings with windproof layer

When it's cold I often use Rainlegs, even though it's not raining, to keep my knees warm. If the upper leg is warm my feet stay warm too, unless it is really freezing. In that case I'll add leg warmers or gaiters - less sweaty than full overtrousers.
by LollyKat
25 Nov 2020, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Causes of loose bottom bracket
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: Causes of loose bottom bracket

My husband had this problem on his then 30-year-old King of Mercia some years ago and ended up having to get this: VO threadless bottom bracket for damaged threads. Installed with loctite as recommended, he has had no further problems. ... Not sure why they need loctite, the design has a taper to c...
by LollyKat
23 Nov 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nostalgia Viewing?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Nostalgia Viewing?

Mick F wrote:I see the Wiki page doesn't mention Ambuscade, but the Ambuscade page mentions Atlantic Conveyor.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Ambuscade_(F172)


Were you still on Ambuscade in 1983 when she collided was in a collision with USS Dale? :shock:
by LollyKat
23 Nov 2020, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Causes of loose bottom bracket
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: Causes of loose bottom bracket

My husband had this problem on his then 30-year-old King of Mercia some years ago and ended up having to get this: VO threadless bottom bracket for damaged threads.

Installed with loctite as recommended, he has had no further problems.
by LollyKat
23 Nov 2020, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hot food on rides...
Replies: 73
Views: 2873

Re: Hot food on rides...

As cyclist & backpacker I have used Nido for many years because I think it's the best dried milk available. I heard of it many years ago and have hunted for it, but never seen it on a supermarket shelf. Ordering it online and paying the postage feels too much of a faff for the little I'd use, S...