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by L+1
16 Nov 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Petite lady looking for comfy road bike
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Petite lady looking for comfy road bike

Did your Liv Advanced have ‘brifters’? Were they the source of your problem? Many smaller women (or anyone with smaller hands) find them just too large to cover/operate successfully. I’ve recently changed my tourer - a Condor Heritage - to bar end shifters with simple brakes on compact drop bars, fo...
by L+1
16 Nov 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: "We were sick of lockdown – so cycled from Land’s End to John o’Groats"
Replies: 49
Views: 1927

Re: "We were sick of lockdown – so cycled from Land’s End to John o’Groats"

There’s mention of a train journey from London to Penzance to get to the start but nothing about getting home from John o’ Groats. If this was also by train, this is currently against Scotrail guidelines- essential travel only - and was at the time of this trip. Space is severely limited on all Scot...
by L+1
30 Aug 2020, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls
Replies: 119
Views: 4367

Re: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls

This incident involves a substantial farm business situated on a public road. The farm business must have agricultural public liability insurance. As a comparison, I own a 20 acre (hobby) smallholding situated on a non- council vehicular route - over a mile to the public road - and have £20Million l...
by L+1
16 Nov 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you dye Goretex?
Replies: 37
Views: 2112

Re: Can you dye Goretex?

Most coloured clothing is made from fabric woven from already coloured yarn. Yarn can be treated much more harshly than cloth and especially completed garments, as shrinkage is much less of a worry at that stage. It’s very difficult to get an acceptable ( non patchy) result when dyeing large pieces ...
by L+1
10 Nov 2019, 11:06am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recommend a quick release bolt for Brompton handlebar /stem
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Recommend a quick release bolt for Brompton handlebar /stem

Can I ask why you want to change the handlebar clamp to quick release? I’ve never heard of that as a modification before you posted those images and never thought of loosening the handlebars as an aid to folding for general use ( on and off public transport). For me, a loose handlebar would hinder c...
by L+1
11 Aug 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3484

Re: Where is this?

Initially I thought of snow too - but there’s no sign of snow at the foot of hedges/dykes on the hillside, so I think the photo does shows white (painted?) stones edging the car park as suggested. No idea of the location I’m afraid but is there maybe an archived ‘recommended cafes’ CTC guidebook fro...
by L+1
20 May 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Bike Thoughts and Source
Replies: 33
Views: 1839

Re: Touring Bike Thoughts and Source

Talking of Dales, I was very recently looking for Surly dealers in Scotland with a view to getting Surly Trolls serviced by a shop with some familiarity of those particular frames. I’m pleased to say Dales are registered Surly dealers, though they no longer have ‘ready to ride’ Surlys on the shop fl...
by L+1
29 Aug 2017, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inverness Secure Cycle Parking?
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Inverness Secure Cycle Parking?

I'm glad you found somewhere suitable in the end. We've frequently stayed in Premier Inn, specifically because of their cycle friendly policy - it's on their website and every member of reception staff I've ever encountered knows about it. The only one of their hotels I've been discouraged from taki...