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by Tinnishill
28 Feb 2017, 11:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle trail for father and son adventure??
Replies: 19
Views: 1197

Re: Cycle trail for father and son adventure??

If you have a squint at these on line maps you should find something suitable; off road routes are marked. http://www.opencyclemap.org/ http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map When you have settled on an area look at Ordnance Survey, either on line (available free through Bing Maps) or on paper; you are ...
by Tinnishill
27 Feb 2017, 7:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Weight vs. waist measurement
Replies: 50
Views: 3691

Re: Weight vs. waist measurement

An alternative to scales (the nurse told me), your waist measurement should be about half your hight. You don't need to know the actual numbers, just use a length of string.
by Tinnishill
23 Feb 2017, 2:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Starting a petition?
Replies: 22
Views: 7508

Re: Starting a petition?

I can remember a similar excellent proposal from British Motorcycle Federation members back in the late 70's. There is already a hierarchy for vehicle licenses. Full motorcycle license holders don't need a provisional for a car. PSV or HGV applicants must already have a full car license. My own pref...
by Tinnishill
30 Jan 2017, 6:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Postmodern speed limits
Replies: 23
Views: 1508

Postmodern speed limits

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It's one of several on a windfarm access road.
by Tinnishill
26 Jan 2017, 9:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trousers for Iceland
Replies: 28
Views: 1813

Re: trousers for Iceland

I presume that you haven't been to Iceland yet ? Me neither, but friends and relatives have, and I have general northern European winter experience. I dress in a mixture of Paramo outer layers and a load of polypropylene fleece inner layers; windproof, water resistant and dries quickly. Goretex does...
by Tinnishill
15 Dec 2016, 8:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with A Folding Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 5994

Re: Touring with A Folding Bike

We have been touring occasionally since 1998 with a couple of Bromptons. Touring with Bromptons is a bit slower than with a full size bike, but has big advantages if part of the plan is to use public transport. Our bikes have rear racks. A multiday hostelling trip is fine just using the standard “Br...
by Tinnishill
21 Nov 2016, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting drops to flat bars
Replies: 15
Views: 10101

Re: Converting drops to flat bars

This might work. Assuming that you plan to chuck the drop bars away anyway, turn them upside down and use a plumbers pipe cutter tool to chop them at about the centre of the curve. Now refit the bars and you will have a set of flat bars with integral short bar ends and all your existing control leve...
by Tinnishill
21 Nov 2016, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: NBT2 - on the road cassette lock ring remover...
Replies: 55
Views: 3923

Re: NBT2 - on the road cassette lock ring remover...

According to the cheap electronic scales in our kitchen, the spanner weighs 80gm. Another thing that can be done to lock the free hub enough to remove a cassette lock ring with a standard tool is to weave a spare gear or brake cable in and out of the holes in the largest sprocket and through and bet...
by Tinnishill
21 Nov 2016, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: NBT2 - on the road cassette lock ring remover...
Replies: 55
Views: 3923

Re: NBT2 - on the road cassette lock ring remover...

I have an original Hypercracker which I never had much confidence in, though it also has a built in spoke key. I carry two kevlar emergency spokes as a get me home talisman; they can be used without removing sprockets by threading it through the hole. I have also an improvised chain whip; a few cm o...
by Tinnishill
10 Nov 2016, 9:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists memorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Cyclists memorial

Here we have it. It's at grid NX332698, on the western verge of the road. Galloway cyclists memorial.JPG Cyclists memorial stone.JPG It's just as it was originally described to me. Unlike the other Galloway stones I mentioned there is no inscription of any kind, so passers by wouldn't know why it is...
by Tinnishill
6 Nov 2016, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists memorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Cyclists memorial

Thanks gents, I think that should do it. And, yes it was Archie Venters.
by Tinnishill
6 Nov 2016, 12:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists memorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Cyclists memorial

No, it's not Bells memorial. The person who told me about this had actually been David Bell's office junior on the Ayrshire Post, but Archie has been dead himself a few years now so I can't go back and check. Somewhere west of Glentrool perhaps, and a small roadside stone with an inscription ? There...