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by LollyKat
15 Jun 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: drop foot
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: drop foot

Julia hasn't been back since 1 May so maybe she has found a solution....
by LollyKat
15 Jun 2019, 10:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Trousers and commuting
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Trousers and commuting

Many years ago I cut down a pair of Terylene/wool Permanent Press trousers to make cycling breeches for my husband. The stood up to everything. I still have a vivid memory of the two of us in a Yorkshire pub after a very wet day in the dales, steaming gently in front of the fire and looking like a p...
by LollyKat
15 Jun 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 94
Views: 4654

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

I like climbing on the drops because I can pull up with my hands as I push down with my legs, which feels to be more effective. A bit like hauling on the bar ends on flat bars but at a different angle. One unexpected thing; I can ride comfortably using this setup for a reasonable distance (just don...
by LollyKat
8 Jun 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Stupid idea #134......
Replies: 18
Views: 756

Re: Stupid idea #134......

When camping we used to use a guy rope wrapped round the top tube then pegged out each side of the bike - it worked a treat, even on a tandem.
by LollyKat
7 Jun 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

My husband and I used to camp with a lightweight tandem - two panniers on the rear carrier plus (canvas) tent and sleeping mats, etc. bungied on top, plus a bar bag in front. That was all - no front panniers. I have to say that it wasn't very comfortable sleeping on hard ground with closed-cell mats...
by LollyKat
6 Jun 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 60
Views: 2307

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

Also, LGC's initial post will be helpful to others in a similar position of getting a new bike without realising all the possible ramifications. After all, bikes are acquiring more and more refinements. I only found out about disc-specific rims a few years ago - it had never occurred to me!
by LollyKat
6 Jun 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Time to ignore the forecast!
Replies: 34
Views: 1310

Re: Time to ignore the forecast!

My method is, plan to go, look at the forecast, look out of the window and decide. I have been caught out but not often. We live at the top of a small hill and from upstairs can see for several miles. The weather seen from the north-facing windows is often quite different from that to the south. Th...
by LollyKat
3 Jun 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?

I mentioned I had 3rd party insurance but didn't say who with ( not sure why that would be a problem ). I agree - and these days it seems not to be a problem (I've just checked the CUK site). I'm pretty certain though that it used to be stated that you should not mention it. Fortunately I never had...
by LollyKat
3 Jun 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: CUK 3rd party insurance - making a claim?

If the pedestrian is a householder s/he may have third-party insurance included in their policy....if they have one. Good luck with that! :?

I believe that in an incident like this you are not supposed disclose that you have CUK 3rd party insurance, so I hope you didn't volunteer it.
by LollyKat
1 Jun 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dying for a chance to summit . . . Everest !
Replies: 50
Views: 1162

Re: Dying for a chance to summit . . . Everest !

Some Munro baggers live in the south of England and drive up at weekends to climb one or two peaks... On the other hand Martin Moran bagged the lot in one long winter push using only a bicycle and his feet. Martin Moran and 7 others missing in Himalayas: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-...
by LollyKat
31 May 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 8030

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

What bad luck - that's a real shame. Hope you can still salvage a nice holiday next week.
by LollyKat
30 May 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: All had helmets
Replies: 45
Views: 1171

Re: All had helmets

This photo appeared in the Cuk's Cycleclips email of 3 May about Big Bike Revival. https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/520avHtvgVUDWVQquGkUgDxK8VXCskwaNVTnlLPG8WUwsPtutknZT9TEe01nK4k1c5TBDG3T6RyO3CXS-YWJxoJUr6e2bIQBaxIrzqayZpYW1Z_4d_M-CHK0sEUX81iCrzZCn3bqzvsZiOYeKVomPtQfTgrj3udhQUS5lknboDtqHB-zL...
by LollyKat
29 May 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting Honked at in London
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Getting Honked at in London

The video assumes that the "refuge" for the second stage of the turn won't still be filled with drivers from the left that have jumped their red light, or who have continued forwards in slow, heavy traffic even though it should have been obvious that they wouldn't get through the junction ...
by LollyKat
28 May 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Thorn Audax Mk3 frameset, size 525
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Thorn Audax Mk3 frameset, size 525S

Bump - note that this frame is designed for use with drop bars, with a relatively short top tube.
by LollyKat
28 May 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 8030

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Looks lovely!