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by LollyKat
12 Jun 2011, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Glasgow to some islands - questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2415

Re: Glasgow to some islands - questions

I have ridden over Glen Lean and the direct road to Otter Ferry - both are asphalted and are spectacular roads. There is a long, straight screaming descent to Otter Ferry and if your brakes aren't good you will end up in the middle of Loch Fyne... You could go through Glen Lean, then aim for the Por...
by LollyKat
11 Jun 2011, 10:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Thinking of doing LEJOG
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Thinking of doing LEJOG

Whatever happened to good old maps? Indeed. Barts is long gone and now that the OS has discontinued its Travelmaster series of 1:100,000 I can't find any maps as good for longer distance touring. The Landrangers have too large a scale so that you cycle off them too quickly, and other map producers ...
by LollyKat
9 Jun 2011, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet lights
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Helmet lights

Thanks.I wondered if you could get rechargeable ones - I think it's possible
by LollyKat
9 Jun 2011, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet lights
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Helmet lights

What size batteries does it use?
by LollyKat
7 Jun 2011, 1:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long before 9 speed is obselete?/ choosing a new bike
Replies: 59
Views: 4390

Re: How long before 9 speed is obselete?

What about the STI shifters, though? I recently bought a Thorn Audax Mk3 which has Tiagra levers. They are very nice to use but my understanding is that they don't last (nearly) as long as the old down-tube friction levers that I am used to. It is not much use being able to get the cassettes if ther...
by LollyKat
6 Jun 2011, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to reduce midge bites
Replies: 20
Views: 2645

Re: How to reduce midge bites

That may be true for mosquitoes but we are talking about MIDGIES!

Some years ago Jungle Formula was pushed in shops as it was claimed to be the best thing in Vietnam....I didn't find it much use against midgies, though.
by LollyKat
1 Jun 2011, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light fixing
Replies: 22
Views: 1392

Re: Rear light fixing

Busch & Muller don't like Heath Robinson either. This is the perfect solution to any rack without a light bracket plate... http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/busch-and-muller-rear-carrier-light-bracket-for-d-toplight-light-prod560/ I have one of those in the cupboard but it is ugly and heavy so I have ...
by LollyKat
31 May 2011, 11:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling and arthritis
Replies: 13
Views: 3912

Re: cycling and arthritis

I don't know how tall you are but you should consider getting shorter cranks - the standard 170mm is too long for most women. Shorter cranks make it easier and less stressful to spin a lower gear, with less flexing of the knees. Once you get used to it you won't actually lose any speed.
by LollyKat
31 May 2011, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Glucosamine Sulphate.
Replies: 73
Views: 5225

Re: Glucosamine Sulphate.

Maybe the poll should be "Does Glucosamine help your knees.

It has definitely helped mine, and I don't care if it is a placebo effect!