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by LollyKat
26 Jul 2011, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calorie consumption and cycling nutrition
Replies: 45
Views: 3795

Re: Calorie consumption and cycling nutrition

Good, honest food is all that's needed for the steady plodder ( CTC member ). Sugared coffee, Muesli, Weetabix, eggs, sausage, bacon, beans, mushrooms, toast and marmalade ( 3500 kCals worth ) will get you through a 200 Rando. Do you eat all that for breakfast? :shock: I find it difficult to eat mu...
by LollyKat
25 Jul 2011, 11:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto Wire Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Nitto Wire Guard

Could you do something with an old light bracket like this?. It might not work with a heavy bag (the one in the picture is a Barley) but maybe you could reinforce it. I have also seen various solutions with carved bits of wood.

Edit: The price of the Nitto is nearly as much as a Bagman!
by LollyKat
25 Jul 2011, 12:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to get from Ullapool
Replies: 33
Views: 9192

Re: How to get from Ullapool

Have a look at Scotrail's latest leaflet, page three, for info on bikes on trains.

Also don't forget their free Cycle rescue scheme which could just be a lifesaver!
by LollyKat
25 Jul 2011, 12:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: To fly the (red) flag or not on a Lejog??
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: To fly the (red) flag or not on a Lejog??

I would fly a yellow rather than a red flag, given that about 10% of the population (I think) are colour blind.
by LollyKat
25 Jul 2011, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear Lights to fit Pannier frame
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

Re: Rear Lights to fit Pannier frame

One method here and another here.

I like hamster's suggestion of the wine cork but it wouldn't work on my Blackburn rack, which has double rails and a wide-ish central platform.
by LollyKat
23 Jul 2011, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Shadow - to rebuild or not...
Replies: 60
Views: 16381

Re: Dawes Shadow - to rebuild or not...

I have used P-clips on the seat stays for years without any problems, even with heavy panniers. My carrier is a Blackburn copy, with a triangulated stay - a very lightweight flimsy rack might be more prone to sideways sway.
by LollyKat
21 Jul 2011, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A folder to carry heavy load
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: A folder to carry heavy load

It depends what you weigh as well. Bromptons, IIRC, have a maximum rider weight of 105KG. I believe you and luggage need to be less than that. Yes but the Brompton community knows that figure is to be taken with a pinch of salt and have often carried far in excess of that weight without any problem...
by LollyKat
20 Jul 2011, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Maintenance Stand
Replies: 25
Views: 2404

Re: Raleigh Maintenance Stand

I can really recommend it. From the photo it looks as if it only has two feet but in fact the tall vertical post forms a third, so it is rock solid on any surface. It folds up nicely and is not too heavy to hang from a hook in the bike shed.
by LollyKat
20 Jul 2011, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Maintenance Stand
Replies: 25
Views: 2404

Re: Raleigh Maintenance Stand

The Raleigh one looks identical to this one sold by Ribble which we bought recently. It is much more robust than it looks in the picture and we are delighted with it - very stable, and easy to use.
by LollyKat
19 Jul 2011, 10:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A folder to carry heavy load
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: A folder to carry heavy load

I have a Brompton with a Touring Pannier (now superseded by the T Pannier) on the front. I have several times taken about 10kg of luggage in it -- because it mounts directly on the frame rather than on the handlebars or fork it doesn't affect the handling at all. I don't know what the weight limit i...
by LollyKat
19 Jul 2011, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rucksack or not...
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Rucksack or not...

I have taken heavy panniers on a carrier attached at drop-out eyes and P-clips at the top of the stays for years without any problem. Sometimes just one pannier which is arguably worse :oops: . The carrier is a Blackburn copy, with the angled in stays, and I have never noticed any hint of sway.
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2011, 9:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: all sorted
Replies: 23
Views: 1315

Re: all sorted

Well done - let's hope the weather is also sorted :D . Best of luck with the ride.
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2011, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Scottish frame builder/workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Scottish frame builder/workshop

Clarkston Cycle Centre in Glasgow's south side looks as if it can do what you want.
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2011, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar Bag - Lights
Replies: 22
Views: 2129

Re: Bar Bag - Lights

Thanks, Swallow and PW.
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2011, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS Chromoplastic Mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 1328

Re: CKC Chromoplastic Mudguards

It looks to me as if the guard has been stored at the bottom of a pile somewhere, maybe in the sun, got bent and taken a 'set'. I have a front ESGE which looks a bit squiffy near the fork crown fitting. When I bought the guards from the shop you could see it had a bit of a twist -- I objected but th...