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by LollyKat
17 Aug 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 55
Views: 2180

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

:lol:
by LollyKat
16 Aug 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 52
Views: 2975

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

It seems to me that the left pedal would need flipping round every single time, because gravity would pull the heavier side of the pedal - the one with the clip - underneath. So I'd need to whack the back of the it with my toes then flip my toe up just at the right moment to catch the spinning peda...
by LollyKat
15 Aug 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 52
Views: 2975

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

I have used toeclips for years and hate riding without them. But they are now the plastic moulded ones without straps, so easy to get in and out of. They keep my feet in the correct position on the pedal, stop them slipping off in the wet or when standing on the pedals uphill. When setting off e.g. ...
by LollyKat
14 Aug 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 53
Views: 12526

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Yet the reports on YACF and Facebook seem positive.
by LollyKat
12 Aug 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is Your Eye Sight ?
Replies: 24
Views: 981

Re: Hows Your Eye Sight

What a great picture - where did you find it? Here's another:

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The elderly singer/conductor with curly hair and glasses is believed to be the composer Johannes Ockeghem. (d.1497)
by LollyKat
12 Aug 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddle choice
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Saddle choice

What is her current saddle? One with a cut-out or deep groove should eliminate any pressure in delicate areas. Though the problem may be more complex.
by LollyKat
6 Aug 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15311

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

We didn't replaced our car after it finally died three years ago. Frankly we find it quite liberating - no maintenance or parking worries. But we have been fortunate, living in a city with good public transport including local rail services. When we bought our house over 30 years ago we were able to...
by LollyKat
6 Aug 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Non-indexed downtube shifters on 10sp
Replies: 75
Views: 2711

Re: Non-indexed downtube shifters on 10sp

I am soooo tempted to revert to DT friction shifters on my 3x9sp. I've never found the modern compact drop bars as comfortable as the old 1960s style, and the large STI levers don't suit my small hands very well. For the last few months I've been using my old 1980s Mercian, and wonder why I ever bou...
by LollyKat
5 Aug 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trossachs road closures
Replies: 0
Views: 609

Trossachs road closures

Not many details but there have been some landslides around Loch Katrine: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... l-49236254
by LollyKat
5 Aug 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rail line closed north of Crianlarich
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Rail line closed north of Crianlarich

Part of the line between Crianlarich and Tyndrum has been badly damaged by heavy flooding: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... l-49236254

Replacement bus services are being laid on but no mention of bikes. Further details on Scotrail.
by LollyKat
23 Jul 2019, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why is the front QR release always on the left?
Replies: 34
Views: 4029

Re: Why is the front QR release always on the left?

I always have the front QR on the right. I usually park my bike with the chain on the far side, and want to reduce the temptation for low life to slacken or pinch the skewer.
by LollyKat
23 Jul 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendations Needed for Iverness to Edinburgh Route
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: Recommendations Needed for Iverness to Edinburgh Route

It depends how you define "best" route. Going via Dalwhinnie the gradients are gentle, and there is a segregated cyclepath for a lot of the way, though the surface has deteriorated in places. The Braemar route is a lot more strenuous and about 20 miles longer. Some of the roads are very sm...
by LollyKat
18 Jul 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: of a successful claim after forks gouged by tarring and chipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: of a successful claim after forks gouged by tarring and chipping?

Good luck with that! If there was a "loose chippings" sign the HD will probably shelter behind it.
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: canvas tents
Replies: 30
Views: 1127

Re: canvas tents

We used to camp with a Blacks Good Companion Standard like this . I loved that tent, which I bought in 1967 for about £12, I think, including the optional external A-pole. When cycling we saved weight by using a single pole inside which made getting in and out slightly more awkward, but not a big pr...