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by LollyKat
11 Oct 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where in Achnasheen can i leave my car ?
Replies: 25
Views: 964

Re: car assist

No need, Achnasheen (population: 41) has a train station, besides, the vehicle might be damaged or stolen If you go on the train someone could mug you and steal your bike. Train stations often tend to be situated in the less salubrious parts of town. Achnasheen is in the middle of nowhere - tiny an...
by LollyKat
5 Oct 2018, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sprintech Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Sprintech Mirrors

I tried them a few years ago and though they were better than nothing the image was too small (with my eyesight) to be a great deal of use. I soon replaced them with the B&M Cyclestar mentioned above - I find them excellent and they are fitted to all the family bikes.
by LollyKat
29 Sep 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: WATCH YOUR BATTERIES
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: WATCH YOUR BATTERIES

I found a leaking AAA Duracell in a head torch just the other day. It was working till quite recently - fortunately the leak had only just started and hasn't caused any damage. The sell-by date was 2014. :oops: :lol:
by LollyKat
27 Sep 2018, 9:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark
Replies: 167
Views: 3900

Re: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark

Duty of Care .... SMIDSY is not reasonable. Riding in the dark in black clothing with a small rear facing red light .....??? Father Ted moment ...I'm afraid. MH seems pretty visible judging by this video of him the night before: https://youtu.be/PvZpUjEfU74 The police reconstruction was rather diff...
by LollyKat
20 Sep 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove connector seal/washer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Stove connector seal/washer ?

Tryy asking on Classic Camp Stoves. There are regular questions about gas stoves and someone should know where to get new seals.
by LollyKat
19 Sep 2018, 10:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 1861

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

Supermarket own-brand 'Milton' (baby bottle sterilising fluid) is cheap and easy to use.
by LollyKat
13 Sep 2018, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing
Replies: 252
Views: 7271

Re: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing

When it so cold that normal winter socks don't help, I find it more effective to wear spats or overshoes to keep my lower legs warm. If the blood flowing into my feet is already cold then even thicker socks don't do much good.
by LollyKat
11 Sep 2018, 10:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Commemorative Map?
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Commemorative Map?

If you can create a file on your computer then there are lots of small printers who could do it - talk to your local ones and see what file format they would prefer. Or photo shops like Jessops print posters.
by LollyKat
11 Sep 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rack bag recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 897

Re: Rack bag recommendations?

You could be right about the Carradice. It is quite big, which is a good thing but only if you have room. I can imagine it interfering with a low saddle. Here it avoids the saddle by being mounted far back on the rack - the OP should be able to do this as his Thorn rack is long. http://farm5.static...
by LollyKat
10 Sep 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rack bag recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 897

Re: Rack bag recommendations?

Carradice used to have a gallery of their products in use - this was a favourite of mine :D .

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by LollyKat
8 Sep 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone help fix Bikehike.co.uk? Is there an alternative?
Replies: 30
Views: 1503

Re: Can anyone help fix Bikehike.co.uk? Is there an alternative?

Great news - I've always preferred OSM anyway.
by LollyKat
8 Sep 2018, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Technique For Climbing Hills
Replies: 38
Views: 1223

Re: Technique For Climbing Hills

OTOH standing on the pedals using your weight to push a higher gear surely puts more pressure on the chainring teeth? My husband is a great high-gear honker(!) and wears out or at least has to rotate his chainrings regularly as they become hooked.
by LollyKat
6 Sep 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides "tour". Train to Oban or car?
Replies: 31
Views: 1081

Re: Outer Hebrides "tour". Train to Oban or car?

Now that's what I call lateral thinking!
by LollyKat
6 Sep 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 19021

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Perhaps the women's record is a bit like the tandem record. That stood at something like 51 hours for decades mainly because so few people had tried to beat it. Then in 2015 it was beaten by 5 hours! Remember the route is now about 30 miles shorter thanks to the A9 upgrades, and main roads are stra...
by LollyKat
6 Sep 2018, 10:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides "tour". Train to Oban or car?
Replies: 31
Views: 1081

Re: Outer Hebrides "tour". Train to Oban or car?

If you come back via Ullapool you don't need to cycle as far as Dingwall -- the nearest station is Garve. Another possibility would be to take the ferry to Uig, cycle down Skye to the bridge then get the train from Kyle of Lochalsh. But alas, the unreliability of trains is always going to be a worry...