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by Tinnishill
22 Jun 2020, 6:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish ferry news
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Scottish ferry news

An update on restrictions on Scottish ferries.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... ting-story

Students of nominative determinism might note the name of the responsible Govt Minister
by Tinnishill
25 May 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sturmey Archer, Embracing the Three Speed AW Hub Gear
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

Re: Sturmey Archer, Embracing the Three Speed AW Hub Gear

Is there much accumulated experience, yet, of the Sturmey C50 5 speed, rotary changer, hubs ? I think they have been available about 5 or 6 years now ? They were initial promised to be a bit more robust than previous 5 speeds. How did that turn out ? I don't think I have ever actually seen one.
by Tinnishill
24 May 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks - good source?
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Face masks - good source?

by mjr » 24 May 2020, 12:19pm
I don't think "Masks can only be effective if they are used carefully" is true


Yep, that's fair enough. You could read that as "Masks can be more effective if they are used carefully".
by Tinnishill
24 May 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks - good source?
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Face masks - good source?

It might help to understand a bit about how masks work. There are some useful wiki pages on here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N95_mask https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_masks_during_the_COVID-19_pandemic#N95_and_FFP_masks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloth_face_mask I previously posted some info...
by Tinnishill
18 May 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small team from London to Brighton
Replies: 25
Views: 1192

Re: Small team from London to Brighton

Like the Austin Lounge Lizards song Big Tex's Girl;

"her friends were non-conformists, so she's non-conformist too"
by Tinnishill
9 May 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scottish Covid19 feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Scottish Covid19 feedback

The Scottish Government is inviting public comments on their containment decision making process. The website is split into various themes; the outdoor access theme is on here; https://www.ideas.gov.scot/covid-19-a-framework-for-decision-making/allow-access-to-outdoors#comment_1589036301239076 At th...
by Tinnishill
30 Apr 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Experience with Sturmey-Archer RF3 3spd Cassette Hub?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Experience with Sturmey-Archer RF3 3spd Cassette Hub?

I fitted one of these on a Tern Node and described it here; https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=107139&p=1060751&hilit=tern+node#p1060751 A couple of years further on and it’s been fine. I do have this niggling doubt, however, about the old Sturmey Archer injunction to never ...
by Tinnishill
25 Apr 2020, 12:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks: Why? Why not?
Replies: 33
Views: 1362

Re: Face masks: Why? Why not?

This is a copy of a post on the UK Climbing forum. Point 12 is especially worth adhering to. 1. You MUST NOT leave the house for any reason, but if you have a reason you can leave the house 2. Masks are useless at protecting you from the virus, but you may have to wear one because it can save lives,...
by Tinnishill
25 Apr 2020, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alex Salmond - court case concluded
Replies: 159
Views: 5391

Re: Alex Salmond - court case concluded

I see that the secondary court proceedings have started,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52412137
by Tinnishill
19 Apr 2020, 7:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS pinger
Replies: 1
Views: 311

GPS pinger

Can anybody point me to either a GPS device or phone app which gives an audio ping when the user exceeds a preset speed ? I know that motor vehicle satnavs can beep when exceeding the speed limit, but I’m looking for one optimised for runners and cyclists ( I need it for both) . At the moment I am u...
by Tinnishill
19 Apr 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Suggested Scottish route please
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Suggested Scottish route please

a route from Melgarve to Glen Roy Into the top of Glen Roy would be a bit of a drag/push/carry for a few km, with some river crossings, but do-able. Look at the aerial photographs on Bing maps to separate out the estate track from the glacial shelves, OS doesn't differentiate between them. The &quo...
by Tinnishill
16 Apr 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improvised PPE
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Improvised PPE

by Tinnishill
15 Apr 2020, 12:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improvised PPE
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Improvised PPE

I mentioned this subject on a previous thread, but in the light of the recent statement by Dr Nabarro of WHO I thought that I would come back to it. Our domestic circumstances are that we have several family members in the high risk category and a couple are very high. My assumption is that other fo...
by Tinnishill
2 Apr 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Make your own face mask?
Replies: 29
Views: 1052

Re: Make your own face mask?

If you want to make an actual mask, for actually using, without sewing, try a squint at this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOe_8z8k01U Cut carbon filter papers for kitchen extractor fans down to size to fit the mask. Austria and bits of southern Germany are requiring mask for shoppers, and the WH...