Search found 2609 matches

by LollyKat
15 Jan 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 48
Views: 1653

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

Just a few weeks ago I spotted a couple of disc brake shoes/pads lying in the road. They were very much larger than bicycle ones, though, so presumably from a car or motorbike. :shock:
by LollyKat
14 Jan 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components

I'd like the XD chainset and BB if they are still available.
by LollyKat
13 Jan 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 20
Views: 726

Re: First aid kit?

How much room and weight do a few plasters, a couple of dressings and two wipes take? I keep it in the bottom of a bag and don't think about it unless I need it. I agree. Mine also has a tube of savlon and a tube of sting relief. I've hardly ever used the kit (in a tiny pouch) but it was handy for ...
by LollyKat
10 Jan 2019, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jayden Moodie
Replies: 138
Views: 4252

Re: Jayden Moody

brynpoeth wrote:What could be done about it, are there like problems in Manchester, Glasgow, Bath?

Glasgow has had some success: From murder capital of Europe to role model for London
by LollyKat
10 Jan 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch

I used to wear a helmet (though only in town) but stopped during a rare heat-wave when it was just too hot. The extra passing distance and care I noticed from the traffic was so obvious that I never wore the helmet again. It probably helps that without it I am much more immediately identifiable as a...
by LollyKat
7 Jan 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: courier for large bike box
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: courier for large bike box

Bike shops throw out (recycle) lots of bike boxes so if you are within easy reach just ask for one - IME they are only to happy to help. If the box is too big it is not that hard to cut it down to size, using a Stanley knife and lots of tape.
by LollyKat
3 Jan 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route for East Coast of Britain?
Replies: 28
Views: 1885

Re: Route for East Coast of Britain?

If the tides are suitable it's worth making a short detour to Lindisfarne, off the Northumbrian coast.
by LollyKat
21 Dec 2018, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
Replies: 71
Views: 2630

Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Not to the OP, but what is the modern version of a Golden Sunbeam, with the 'little oilbath' chain case and hub or bracket gears. A bike with a Rohloff Speedhub and a Hebie Chainglider. Expensive, but then so was the Sunbeam. The Chainglider doesn't have an oilbath but protects the chain from muck,...
by LollyKat
20 Dec 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 39
Views: 1583

Re: Wrist mirror

philsknees wrote:I meant to add...

Many thanks for the further details - I guessed the fishing line was probably a safety net (sorry!)
by LollyKat
19 Dec 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 39
Views: 1583

Re: Wrist mirror

That's brilliant - it is all clear now Of course now that I see it I wonder why I didn't follow your written description, but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words! Thank you so much for making the time and effort. :D
by LollyKat
19 Dec 2018, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?
Replies: 63
Views: 1277

Re: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?

Scottish Cheddar is an absurdity. They should give it its own name. I immediately thought of Dunlop, described as "a hard-pressed cheese not unlike cheddar but more moist. When young it is mild with a nutty flavour and smooth, close texture. As it matures it develops a good strength with a sli...
by LollyKat
18 Dec 2018, 9:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 39
Views: 1583

Re: Wrist mirror

That would be helpful if you could sometime. The only thing that has put me off using bar-end shifters is being unable to use a mirror.
by LollyKat
17 Dec 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 40
Views: 1346

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

I don't like petrol as a camping fuel. The risk of explosion or rapid fire after any spillage is to high. But its ready availability is a plus . Note, however, that modern unleaded has some very nasty additives and it is NOT recommended for use in camping stoves. Instead you should use Coleman fuel...
by LollyKat
16 Dec 2018, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 39
Views: 1583

Re: Wrist mirror

I've read this several times but still can't quite work it out. Could you post some pictures sometime?
by LollyKat
30 Nov 2018, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cateye Helmet Mount and Safety Query
Replies: 34
Views: 1059

Re: Cateye Helmet Mount and Safety Query

Some of the brackets are adjustable for angle, e.g. the Smart CL18 designed to go on the seat stay:

Image