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by LollyKat
2 Jan 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone identify this head badge?
Replies: 39
Views: 2350

Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

gaz wrote:Drive train on the left hand side strikes me as somewhat unusual.


Drive train is normal - some of the photos have been flipped. You can see this from the name 'Bontrager' on the tyre in the upper left of the first and last (identical) picture.
by LollyKat
30 Dec 2019, 11:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights
Replies: 42
Views: 2046

Re: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights

I find yellow tinted glasses help to reduce the glare a little. They also increase contrast so that overall my night vision is improved. e.g. https://www.yourspares.co.uk/parts/ys746701/safety-glasses-uv-protection--yellow-309636.aspx?bad=agid:5315333780,c:14138761149&msclkid=3e345dc6dca6127eb58...
by LollyKat
28 Dec 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is Santa bringing you/ did he bring this year?
Replies: 43
Views: 1643

Re: What is Santa bringing you/ did he bring this year?

Ha Ha! I didn't start it, though.

Who cares?
by LollyKat
28 Dec 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is Santa bringing you/ did he bring this year?
Replies: 43
Views: 1643

Re: What is Santa bringing you/ did he bring this year?

Always "Santa" for us in Scotland since the 1950s at least. Father Christmas was/is regarded as English. Who cares?
by LollyKat
24 Dec 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

About three weeks ago I spotted an old HST in a siding at Haymarket, looking as if it was in the process of being refurbished. One of the coaches (in the middle) had a huge bike logo, but I couldn’t get any impression of the inside.
by LollyKat
19 Dec 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 944

Re: Bar end mirror

Something that clamps on would probably be best as I don't like the idea of cutting the end off the grips. I have the Zefal Dooback on my Brompton and find it very good. There is now also a larger one, the Dooback 2. Although I had to cut into the end of the grip to fit it, you don't notice once it...
by LollyKat
17 Dec 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540266

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It's because BJ took all those pigs and put them in pokes.
by LollyKat
1 Dec 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When you run out of money…
Replies: 35
Views: 1565

Re: When you run out of money…

I've just finished Laurie Lee's As I walked out one midsummer morning about his travels on foot in Spain in the 1930s, supporting himself by busking on his violin. (It's a wonderful book - I've read it several times.)
by LollyKat
1 Dec 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 3501

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Mick F wrote:What would I do if it was a criminal law that I shouldn't "trespass" to collect MY logs?

Supposing you didn't know them at all, you could walk up to their front door, ring the bell, explain what happened and ask politely if you could collect them. :D
by LollyKat
1 Dec 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box

Ben at Kinetics is a very friendly chap and built an extreme recumbent for my brother in law a few years ago. He does a lot of bespoke parts fit Bromptons and will literally turn his hand to anything if it piques his interest : http://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/ If it doesn't you can wait a long tim...
by LollyKat
15 Nov 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Aurora polaris
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Aurora polaris

I've caught occasional glimpses north of Glasgow but they've always been marred by cloud and/or light pollution. However in September we had a family holiday in Iceland and after a wonderful week we were treated to a fine display:

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by LollyKat
30 Oct 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccination for Older Person
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccination for Older Person

From the NHS site: Who should have the BCG (TB) vaccine? BCG vaccination is only recommended on the NHS for babies, children and adults under the age of 35 who are at risk of catching tuberculosis (TB). There's no evidence the BCG vaccine works for people over the age of 35. https://www.nhs.uk/condi...
by LollyKat
13 Oct 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 138
Views: 44475

Re: One solution to tailgating?

How does that work?
by LollyKat
17 Sep 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2330

Re: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

I've always wondered just how much benefit the triangulation really brings. I have three racks, an old Bor Yueh which is somewhat triangulated, a Topeak one which isn't and a Tubus Fly which isn't. The Tubus is made from largish diameter stainless steel tube and the other two from thin aluminium ro...