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by LollyKat
22 Feb 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Etrex 20x
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: Garmin Etrex 20x

When I first got my Etrex 20 this behaviour caught me out a few times. Now if I am stopping I make a note of my intended direction just before I actually stop and the map flicks round. I also like to carry a cheap pocket compass, but you don't need to move very far - only a few yards - before the Ga...
by LollyKat
19 Feb 2018, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 105
Views: 2284

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

On my local towpath I always ride on the left as do most of the cyclists, but I give way as required to walkers and joggers - apart from basic courtesy it is less effort for me to switch sides than it is for them. This morning I met a jogger towards me running on her right, and a bit behind her were...
by LollyKat
19 Feb 2018, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sliding off back of saddle.
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Sliding off back of saddle.

A lay-back seat post, which allows you to put the saddle back, might help more than a longer stem. Try Colin's tips and see how you get on.
by LollyKat
19 Feb 2018, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eddy Merckx - Help identify?
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Re: Eddy Merckx - Help identify?

Don't take it to the tip - offer it on Gumtree or even Freecycle and someone might want it for a pub bike. Or donate to a cycling charity.
by LollyKat
16 Feb 2018, 12:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving
Replies: 117
Views: 5777

Re: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving

Vorpal wrote:I'm going to have to figure out a low-hassle way to take cross country skis on my bike.


Could you put them on your back? They are fairly light, aren't they?

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by LollyKat
16 Feb 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Padded shorts
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Padded shorts

Corinne Dennis does these traditional touring shorts which have a double seat, but I don't know if that implies some padding. You could email her and ask. I think than MTB loose-shorts-plus-padded-undershorts is not just fashion. The outer shorts can be made of tougher material such as nylon ripstop...
by LollyKat
12 Feb 2018, 12:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainring and chain for Rohloff
Replies: 24
Views: 595

Re: chainring and chain for Rohloff

In the meantime there is nothing to stop you from using a 1/8" chain on 3/32" rings and sprocket. A KMC B1 chain starts at about £5 and is a very good chain for the money. It won't last unless it is well cared for though; unlike bushingless designs, simply sploshing chain lube on the roll...
by LollyKat
12 Feb 2018, 10:26am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 106
Views: 3909

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

That is Bircher muesli - porridge is cooked. When well made (i.e. to one's individual preference) both are good.
by LollyKat
10 Feb 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a Mercian?
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Is this a Mercian?

The brazed-on rear brake hanger / cable stop has a rectangular X-section. On my 1987 Mercian it is round.
by LollyKat
8 Feb 2018, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swissstop have stopped production GHP II
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Swissstop have stopped production GHP II

I think they've been superseded by the blue ones.
by LollyKat
8 Feb 2018, 10:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cones & ball bearings
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: cones & ball bearings

The rule of thumb that I learnt many years ago is that you put in as many balls as the bearing will accept - this normally meant that there was a gap slightly smaller than one of the balls.
by LollyKat
8 Feb 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: gender issues
Replies: 24
Views: 1553

Re: gender issues

I've always really wanted this one https://quirkyjerseys.com/products/tournee-du-chat-noir-women-cycling-jersey Oooooh - I love that Chat Noir one! Sizing does seem a bit odd, though. The notes on the sizing chart don't exactly help: Note: the size chart for reference only! Hand there will be a 2-3...
by LollyKat
5 Feb 2018, 11:03pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Gore Bike Wear Overshoes - SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Gore Bike Wear Overshoes

I'd like these - PM on its way.
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: I Have a Confession...
Replies: 33
Views: 1619

Re: I Have a Confession...

I've only once fallen and hit my head - I was in a hurry, the road was slippy and it was very dark as the streetlights weren't working. I cracked the side of my head on the edge of the kerb. If I'd been wearing a helmet I might have claimed it saved my life, as it was I was shaken and nursed a sore ...