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by LollyKat
17 May 2018, 10:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Glasgow to Edinburgh along the canal
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Glasgow to Edinburgh along the canal

Betweem Glasgow and Falkirk the surface is sealed and would be fine on a road bike, though maybe a bit rough in places if you have very narrow tres. I believe it is still a bit muddy and overgrown in places on the Union canal - I haven't been beyond Falkirk myself. Five years ago I did some of route...
by LollyKat
17 May 2018, 10:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 108
Views: 5213

Re: Record attempt scheduled

A great day to choose! Good luck to him.
by LollyKat
17 May 2018, 10:46pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Article and poll in Telegraph
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Article and poll in Telegraph

My 71-year-old brother doesn't cycle but thinks I ought to wear a helmet. Recently he stumbled while walking on some cobbles and gave himself quite a crack on the head. Fortunately he was all right apart from a black eye but you can guess what I told him! :lol:
by LollyKat
14 May 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling a tent, on this forum
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: tent

For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.

The tent comes under 'etc.' :)
by LollyKat
1 May 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: TA chainrings,Shimano600, Suntour, Weinmann ,Lenton frame
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: TA chainrings,Shimano600, Suntour, Weinmann ,Lenton frame

Are the Powershift levers band-on or braze-on?
by LollyKat
16 Apr 2018, 10:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Corky mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Corky mirror

The Corky mirror looks very small, so to increase the angle of view it may be a lot more convex than, say, the Mirrycycle. This would mean that objects would appear quite far away, and very small. I once tried a very small, very convex mirror and it was useless - cars were so small that I couldn't s...
by LollyKat
13 Apr 2018, 10:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forth and Clyde and Union canals
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Forth and Clyde and Union canals

I've happily done Glasgow-Falkirk on 28mm tyres - not all the surface is completely smooth but it is all sealed. I believe the Union Canal on from Falkirk is still narrow and unsurfaced in places.
by LollyKat
12 Mar 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How good is cycling?
Replies: 45
Views: 3435

Re: How good is cycling?

rsmith931 wrote:I find cycling as an effective faintness activity ...

I think you're overdoing it! :lol:
by LollyKat
7 Mar 2018, 12:03pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: short-ish women: what frame do you have for audax?
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: short-ish women: what frame do you have for audax?

How comes a long effective top tube does not result in long saddle to bars distance? A steep seat tube angle, e.g. 73 degrees, makes the top tube shorter, but to get the correct pedalling position you need to position the saddle further back, sometimes even needing a special lay-back seat post to d...
by LollyKat
6 Mar 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Road Bike Setup for knee <90 Degree Flexion ( Rehab )
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Road Bike Setup for knee <90 Degree Flexion ( Rehab )

If the OP buys some Kid Cranks he will probably need a new bottom bracket to go with them - Spa will recommend the size and they are not very expensive. The trouble with adding blocks to the pedals is that they will increase the flexion of the knee. At the bottom of the stroke, the crank seems short...
by LollyKat
5 Mar 2018, 10:51pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Road Bike Setup for knee <90 Degree Flexion ( Rehab )
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Road Bike Setup for knee <90 Degree Flexion ( Rehab )

Spa Cycles do "Kid cranks" by Stronglight that go down to 130mm. Your good leg could continue with its normal crank - it would feel a bit odd but on a turbo trainer you'd be safe enough. An adjustable crank would be even better - I bet someone like Brucey could bodge one - could you take a...
by LollyKat
5 Mar 2018, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Natural clothing
Replies: 79
Views: 4484

Re: Natural clothing

My Hilltrek jacket is about 20 years old. It is double layer - the outside is Ventile but the inner is ordinary cotton gaberdene. <snip> I bought it for walking but haven't used it a huge amount; it is very comfortable to wear but is not proof against prolonged rain, gets very heavy when wet and ta...
by LollyKat
5 Mar 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Natural clothing
Replies: 79
Views: 4484

Re: Natural clothing

My Hilltrek jacket is about 20 years old. It is double layer - the outside is Ventile but the inner is ordinary cotton gaberdene. The washing instructions are: "Handwash only; Warm (40deg C); Warm rinse, hand-hot final rinse; Drip Dry; Warm iron." I bought it for walking but haven't used i...
by LollyKat
4 Mar 2018, 2:42pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: short-ish women: what frame do you have for audax?
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: short-ish women: what frame do you have for audax?

My daughter is 5'2" and very happy with her Condor Fratello - I can't remember what size it is but it was off-the-peg.. I'm 5'6" and have a Thorn Audax Mk3, size 525, which fits me fine but they also do the extra small 495S. All of these bikes have 700c wheels and no toe overlap so long as...
by LollyKat
28 Feb 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Natural clothing
Replies: 79
Views: 4484

Re: Natural clothing

I like fleeces and have several but they are now considered environmentally damaging:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... microbeads

:(