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by LollyKat
14 Aug 2018, 10:32am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Gout

...Doc said it was a blocked saliva gland, still on the allopur , yes, cut it out for a week and suck as hard as you can on that cheek every night with salty warm water...if it doesn't unblock you will need the knife.. woke a few days later with what felt like a broken tooth in my mouth.. it was th...
by LollyKat
14 Aug 2018, 10:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A74 or the A75
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: A74 or the A75

CycleStreets gives three options for the route, "fastest", "balanced" and "quietest", with distances ranging from 100 to 106 miles. As Paulatic says, it follows the old A74 for a lot of the way - the road itself may be a bit boring but there are some nice views to be h...
by LollyKat
13 Aug 2018, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: EdwardianAttire
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: EdwardianAttire

mumbojumbo wrote:I swould also like a Gore-Tex waistcoat....


Goretex in Edwardian times? I don't think so.... A Norfolk jacket would look good, though.
by LollyKat
13 Aug 2018, 11:51am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fragile hands (rheumatoid arthritis)
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Fragile hands (rheumatoid arthritis)

What kind of handlebars does she have? If they are "straight" bars her wrists will be at a bad angle anyway. Bar ends or some kind of butterfly bars may help, or see 531colin's current set up: viewtopic.php?p=1118907#p1118907
by LollyKat
10 Aug 2018, 11:34am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 311
Views: 12677

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Yes, that's what I assumed. I hope we get a bit of a write-up when he's finished.
by LollyKat
9 Aug 2018, 5:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 311
Views: 12677

Re: Record attempt scheduled

I agree - I can't find any info at all!
by LollyKat
9 Aug 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Will this crank arm fit this spindle?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Will this crank arm fit this spindle?

Yes, it will fit. The "diamond" is only a reference to the orientation of the square hole in the crank - both fit the square taper of the spindle. Diamond square taper: http://i50.tinypic.com/jtm03p.jpg "Square" square taper http://i46.tinypic.com/14e5efo.jpg Welcome aboard!
by LollyKat
9 Aug 2018, 10:55am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Crank length help
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Crank length help

The OP should also buy a suitable bottom bracket at the same time; even if the current cranks are square taper like the recommended shorter ones, the alignment may well be out because they are different brands. The Suntour cranks + bottom bracket are only £35 which seems well worth a punt. They will...
by LollyKat
8 Aug 2018, 10:58pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 182
Views: 6221

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Thanks for clarification! :lol:
by LollyKat
8 Aug 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 182
Views: 6221

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

:shock:

(Wondering where the World Wildlife Fund comes in, though I know Sagan is often described as an animal.)
by LollyKat
8 Aug 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Need to borrow vintage cycle clothing, Near Bristol.
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Need to borrow vintage cycle clothing, Near Bristol.

Watch this classic film "Cyclists' Special" from 1955. Note the collar and tie worn by many of the men! No helmets of any kind but a variety of caps.
by LollyKat
8 Aug 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 182
Views: 6221

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Do you mean that Sagan let CF win??
by LollyKat
7 Aug 2018, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Toe clips & straps
Replies: 22
Views: 757

Re: Toe clips & straps

I’ve been using Toe clips & straps on my road bike, my feet seem to lose some feeling & calf’s ache after about 20 miles. I have the straps pretty lose not tight I use Zefal strapless resin clips like these . I have never had problems with numb feet but I did once develop sore (very sore!) ...
by LollyKat
6 Aug 2018, 12:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with a Carradice Barley
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Touring with a Carradice Barley

Would you have a barbag or similar as well? Personally I don't think I could manage with Barley, but I'm in Scotland with dodgy weather and long distances between pit stops. For me the slightly larger Pendle plus small barbag works well.
by LollyKat
6 Aug 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubricating STI levers - I've never done it !
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Lubricating STI levers - I've never done it !

I think either Reohn2 or Brucey (or both) have mentioned squirting them occasionally with "semi-fluid grease", whatever that is...