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by LollyKat
1 Dec 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When you run out of money…
Replies: 35
Views: 1137

Re: When you run out of money…

I've just finished Laurie Lee's As I walked out one midsummer morning about his travels on foot in Spain in the 1930s, supporting himself by busking on his violin. (It's a wonderful book - I've read it several times.)
by LollyKat
1 Dec 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 49
Views: 1533

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Mick F wrote:What would I do if it was a criminal law that I shouldn't "trespass" to collect MY logs?

Supposing you didn't know them at all, you could walk up to their front door, ring the bell, explain what happened and ask politely if you could collect them. :D
by LollyKat
1 Dec 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box

Ben at Kinetics is a very friendly chap and built an extreme recumbent for my brother in law a few years ago. He does a lot of bespoke parts fit Bromptons and will literally turn his hand to anything if it piques his interest : http://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/ If it doesn't you can wait a long tim...
by LollyKat
15 Nov 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Aurora polaris
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Aurora polaris

I've caught occasional glimpses north of Glasgow but they've always been marred by cloud and/or light pollution. However in September we had a family holiday in Iceland and after a wonderful week we were treated to a fine display:

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by LollyKat
30 Oct 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccination for Older Person
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccination for Older Person

From the NHS site: Who should have the BCG (TB) vaccine? BCG vaccination is only recommended on the NHS for babies, children and adults under the age of 35 who are at risk of catching tuberculosis (TB). There's no evidence the BCG vaccine works for people over the age of 35. https://www.nhs.uk/condi...
by LollyKat
13 Oct 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 138
Views: 43586

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: 2179

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: 46
Views: 2050

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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by LollyKat
14 Sep 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 70
Views: 2306

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: 423

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: 2701

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: 850

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: 1857

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: 1450

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...