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by LollyKat
17 Jul 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 51015

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Reason? Challenge, eccentricity, raising money for the local primary school.

You can read about it on his blog. He made some modifications but IIRC the saddle was not great - part of the challenge!
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13187

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

I maintain that I've never seen any motorist go up to a (already on) red light and then go through or turn left. Sadly, I've seen POB's do this as recently as yesterday. I saw this last Friday afternoon in Hope Street, Glasgow - this is a busy one-way, four-lane street in the city centre grid, cris...
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Spontaneous Glass Breakage
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: Spontaneous Glass Breakage

Nearly 50 years ago (!) I had a summer job waitressing in a remote village in the Austrian Tyrol. Early one morning I was having a quiet breakfast with the other waitress before the mad rush of the day. The sugar bowl was made of toughened glass. One of us must have nudged it slightly with something...
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train to Penzance won't take bike trailer - how else?
Replies: 41
Views: 4986

Re: Train to Penzance won't take bike trailer - how else?

I presume a one-way care hire isn't an option?

When we had our late-lamented Volvo 240 estate care we could pack two adults, two children, touring and camping equipment in the car plus 4 bikes on the roof without any problem.

They don't make them like that any more :( .
by LollyKat
17 Jul 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best folding bike for me?
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Re: Best folding bike for me?

S&S couplers are another possibility for full-size bikes, but they are expensive, you can't fit them on just any bike, and assembling/disassembling is hardly quick and easy! You could take it on the train in its case, leaving the case in Left Luggage, but that would limit you to circular trips....
by LollyKat
15 Jul 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 31
Views: 6451

Re: Best time for LeJog

Ah, right - NOW I get it! Thanks :D
by LollyKat
15 Jul 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 31
Views: 6451

Re: Best time for LeJog

Whens the best time of the day GMT for qms. Sometimes it goes for hours without finding anybody. If the CM lobbies are full does that mean theres a good chance the QMs will be too? QM ... CM? Please elucidate for us lesser mortals! You’re talking to bot :lol: Posts get deleted but the user hasn’t y...
by LollyKat
14 Jul 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 31
Views: 6451

Re: Best time for LeJog

BarryFah wrote:Whens the best time of the day GMT for qms. Sometimes it goes for hours without finding anybody. If the CM lobbies are full does that mean theres a good chance the QMs will be too?


QM ... CM?

Please elucidate for us lesser mortals!
by LollyKat
10 Jul 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: Posting a bike to the USA

We sent our son's bike to Australia in November 2017 with SendBike for £189, including the purchase of a box. I also considered Parcelflight but can't remember why we didn't use them.
by LollyKat
9 Jul 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail refurbished HSTs
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Scotrail refurbished HSTs

The bike in the OP's photo seems to have particularly wide bars, but that may be exaggerated by the camera.
by LollyKat
9 Jul 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 73
Views: 10114

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

I took the x99 from Thurso which runs several times a day. £21.60 bike went in the coach hold underneath. I had a role of gaffs tape with which I taped the wheels to the frame as they would be in a bike box. Where did you get the bike box - had you organised it in advance? Well done on the ride - I...
by LollyKat
8 Jul 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: womens clothes
Replies: 27
Views: 14772

Re: womens clothes

If she wants to keep the rear pockets on the jersey she could just buy a larger size? Mountain bike clothing can be a bit more casual, or it used to be. Men's jerseys are broader on the top but can be a bit tight over the hips. For shorts, look for baggy ones as sold for mountain biking. Most are de...
by LollyKat
7 Jul 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail refurbished HSTs
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Scotrail refurbished HSTs

Crazy, isn't it. Maybe they were expecting you to hang the bikes up by the rear wheel, as required on some other stock. It assumes you have the physical strength / a super lightweight bike. I have neither.
by LollyKat
6 Jul 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TA Cyclotourist/Stronglight 49d
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: TA Cyclotourist/Stronglight 49d

On my old hack bike I still have TA Cyclotourist cranks on an old FAG sealed BB. I had a bit of trouble with the alignment - the 26 inner (of a triple) barely clears the undimpled chainstay although the BB is an assymetric one with the longest RH spindle the shop had. Probably an ISO / JIS incompati...
by LollyKat
4 Jul 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.
Replies: 46
Views: 1675

Re: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.

The Mirrycycle - best mirror of all....but you need non-aero brake levers. (Though I'm sure Brucey could bodge some aero levers to fit!)

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