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by ambodach
10 Jan 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 2527

Re: Dogs

Hamish I have had a problem with children or rather their minders. On the shared use path near Appin the local playgroup had come outside on a nice day. They all had bikes which were strewn over the path blocking it completely. The supervising adults could see me coming but could not be bothered int...
by ambodach
9 Jan 2020, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 2212

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

I have 3 bikes and a trike in regular use. One bike and the trike have the same size tyres but not the same valves on the tubes. Each one has a saddle pack attached permanently with a couple of tubes, repair kit and appropriate spanners and tyre levers. I also have a pump each and CO2 inflators. No ...
by ambodach
7 Jan 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam

Everything where I live gets delivered by Royal Mail. They have recently had staff changes and got people with no local knowledge so over Christmas letters seem to have been distributed at random. I have had several for people with a different name but same house number tho’ not same street. It woul...
by ambodach
7 Jan 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on Skye
Replies: 40
Views: 1719

Re: Touring on Skye

I would go with your idea of leaving the car at the B&B. Far better to have it where somebody can keep an eye on it.
by ambodach
7 Jan 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?

I have a Peugeot Partner which is mostly identical to the Berlingo. I keep the rear seat on the passenger side but remove the other two which is a simple job in this car. My GTech Sport then goes in diagonally with front wheel turned sharp right towards the driver’s side.The crossbar gets tied with ...
by ambodach
3 Jan 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dyson vacuum replacement.
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

We had 2 Dysons. The first one did not last long and was impossible to repair. We assumed that we had just been unlucky and got a second which was also crap. Then got a Panasonic which has lasted for years with no problem. We have a Henry which is good but not easy to handle for domestic use. A GTec...
by ambodach
28 Dec 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pancake day 365
Replies: 33
Views: 2967

Re: Pancake day 365

As an addition to the above suggestion there are also Mashlam Scones which have the above recipe plus a little sugar and butter. Mashlam originally was a random mixture of grains ground together and the term apparently comes from Mull.
by ambodach
28 Dec 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pancake day 365
Replies: 33
Views: 2967

Re: Pancake day 365

Cyril Haearn your addition of oatmeal is a version of Mealie Bannocks which are apparently an Aberdeenshire speciality. Their recipe is 50/50 flour and fine oatmeal with oatmeal being soaked for an hour before use. My source is Broths to Bannocks by Catherine Brown which I just happen to have out as...
by ambodach
26 Dec 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pancake day 365
Replies: 33
Views: 2967

Re: Pancake day 365

Cyril Haearn what proportion of oatmeal to flour did you use? I could experiment of course but easier to try somebody else's experience first.
by ambodach
21 Dec 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mashing the tea.
Replies: 32
Views: 750

Re: Mashing the tea.

You certainly do not boil a mash tun. There is no means of secondary heating in a mash tun which is only to convert the starch to fermentable sugars. Boiling is a later stage in the brewing process and does not happen at all in the distilling industries. The alcohol is driven off later by heat but t...
by ambodach
16 Dec 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diesel Electric Ten Carriages And Steam Loco
Replies: 35
Views: 836

Re: Diesel Electric Ten Carriages And Steam Loco

When I lived in Helensburgh we were fairly near the West Highland line going through Helensburgh Upper station and as peetee says traction was sometimes a problem and we could hear when the drive wheels were slipping as they struggled up the slope.
by ambodach
16 Dec 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Man says bicycle fell apart while riding it, suing manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Man says bicycle fell apart while riding it, suing manufacturer

Since this is USA it is relevant to ask what his weight is or was. Bicycles have a recommended maximum load.
by ambodach
16 Dec 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small cycle computer for Brompton
Replies: 22
Views: 3403

Re: Small cycle computer for Brompton

I have a Garmin Edge 200 on my S Bar Brompton. No problem with the rubber band mounts tho’ not much clearance. I transfer it using spare mounts to 2 other bikes as required.
by ambodach
8 Dec 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32933

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Mick I thought it easier to use the name rather than the road number A83. I know the Rest and be Thankful pretty well since I cycled there from my teens and later camped often in a hidden corner which I cannot now identify. There is a nasty bit by Loch Restil where the side winds which appear out of...