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by LollyKat
6 Feb 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1321

Re: Outer Hebrides

The only train from Glasgow that would catch the ferry is the 0823 from Queen Street, very close to the bus station. Make sure you book your bike on the train well in advance (easy throught the Scotrail website) as spaces are limited. There are plans for new rolling stock this year to carry more bik...
by LollyKat
6 Feb 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Taillight with brake light function ..... everyday commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Taillight with brake light function ..... everyday commuting

For gradualler stops, we have established signals for stopping (flapping/patting) and widely-understood ones for stopping (kerb hand up). Widely understood - are you sure? We older drivers had to perform hand signals including the flapping stop one during our driving tests but it seems it is no lon...
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1568

Re: Reynolds 631

Thanks. With either of those methods can a tube be replaced if necessary?
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1568

Re: Reynolds 631

David9694 wrote:When you say welded, do you mean fillet brazed?


Not being an engineer I'm not too sure of the difference :oops: . I meant lugless.
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1568

Re: Reynolds 631

Can you replace a damaged tube on a 631 frame, either welded or lugged? The downtube of my son's 531 Mercian was badly mangled after someone tried to lever open the D lock, but after Mercian replaced it and resprayed the frame it was as good as new. How much did it cost? Some thing similar happened...
by LollyKat
3 Feb 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1568

Re: Reynolds 631

Can you replace a damaged tube on a 631 frame, either welded or lugged? The downtube of my son's 531 Mercian was badly mangled after someone tried to lever open the D lock, but after Mercian replaced it and resprayed the frame it was as good as new.
by LollyKat
2 Feb 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike friendly buses
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Bike friendly buses

So far only between Edinburgh and Berwick. The train is less than half the time and often cheaper. But the trains are difficult. "The buses will operate across three key routes, X95 Carlisle to Edinburgh via Hawick and Galashiels, X62 Galashiels to Edinburgh via Peebles and service 253 Berwick...
by LollyKat
27 Jan 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need to replace my bicycle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: Introduction....

Some towns have charitable workshops, maybe open on just one or two days a week, specifically to help people get back on their bikes. They can offer advice, expertise, and proved tools for you to use on the spot.
by LollyKat
26 Jan 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.
Replies: 84
Views: 3522

Re: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.

Great - and I like the way he doesn't mind showing the out-takes!
by LollyKat
15 Jan 2020, 10:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: fake plastic £10 notes
Replies: 29
Views: 892

Re: fake plastic £10 notes

Nobody noticed ............................ other than the banks eventually. Some people did. I was once given a fake £1 coin in change from a cafe. It felt lighter in weight so I looked more closely and spotted the slightly different colour and poor definition. The barista agreed that it was a fak...
by LollyKat
12 Jan 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 1231

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Hilarious - thanks for posting!
by LollyKat
11 Jan 2020, 10:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier racks and child seats
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Pannier racks and child seats

Ah, now I think I can just see the top of a head :) . It must have been hard work but a lot of fun.
by LollyKat
10 Jan 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier racks and child seats
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Pannier racks and child seats

https://image.ibb.co/c8wiRy/63-06.jpg"%20alt="63-06"%20border="0" I don't think that this 1960s set up would be approved today. Kiddy seat on top of 2 large pannier bags, another 2 on a front pannier and a 5th on the back of the trailer. 3 day ride from Wolverhampton to Eps...
by LollyKat
8 Jan 2020, 11:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.
Replies: 43
Views: 3071

Re: Three Speed Touring, how long and how far.

In the 1930s my father and his sister did a couple of cycle tours in Scotland - his bike was a Rudge Whitworth with 3-speed derailleur and hers was a lady's frame with a 3-speed SA hub. They travelled light, staying in youth hostels, and they used to boast of the day they did 90 miles that included ...