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by Tinnishill
2 Apr 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Great North Trail - Which bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Great North Trail - Which bike?

Rural cyclist in Scotland here. I regularly ride forest tracks with pretty standard "hybrid" bikes. I would go with the Specialzed. Give it a good service, keep the weight of kit as low as possible and expect a lower daily distance than if you were on tarmac. And enjoy yourself. Cheers.
by Tinnishill
16 Jan 2020, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1288

Re: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020

As Graham and Kwackers have suggested, installing a linux operating system on existing kit is a viable option. I use Ubuntu on a Windows 8 machine, and Lightweight Ubuntu on a windows XP machine. I expect these machines to keep running until they physically fall apart. Lubuntu looks a bit like XP. B...
by Tinnishill
24 Dec 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog laundry news
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Lejog laundry news

The petrol station shop in Moffat has installed a 24 hour, open air, laundry. For those who might want to freshen up those padded shorts.
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by Tinnishill
21 Nov 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

by GPC » 20 Nov 2019, 9:26am from the A712 south around Loch Clatteringshaw via Craigencallie following the off road sections of NCN 7. The road to the west of the loch from the dam to Craigencallie is single track tarmac. From Craigencallie to Bruce’s Stane it is maintained gravel, then tarmac aga...
by Tinnishill
10 Nov 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 51
Views: 9313

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

The Applecross locals are fund raising for a project that unfortunate cyclists might be grateful for;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-50288153
by Tinnishill
6 Nov 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Booze - minimum price?
Replies: 41
Views: 1471

Re: Booze - minimum price?

by Tinnishill
12 Oct 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion and head injury
Replies: 43
Views: 3196

Re: Concussion (?)

Try this;

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg176/ ... -191717245

I should say, I'm a first aider, not a medic. Bottom line, if worried bother your Doctor.
by Tinnishill
12 Oct 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion and head injury
Replies: 43
Views: 3196

Re: Concussion (?)

Here is a link to the standard NHS advice on head injuries;

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg176
by Tinnishill
29 Jun 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheels for big guys
Replies: 50
Views: 1825

Re: Wheels for big guys

SJSC are wrong. I have bought wheels off them which broke. I am heavy. As an example, watch Mark Beaumont's films where he repeatedly broke spokes on a 32 Rohlof.
by Tinnishill
29 Jun 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheels for big guys
Replies: 50
Views: 1825

Re: Wheels for big guys

Can anybody specify 40 or 48 hole rear hubs that would do for 130 oln dropouts ? Tandem ones that I have seen are wider.
by Tinnishill
27 Jun 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet
Replies: 29
Views: 2210

Re: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet

If you want to farm out the job, Scottish Mountain Gear, in Musselburgh, does tent repairs. I have had them do a couple of zip repairs which turned out OK, but I haven't seen their groundsheet repairs.

https://www.scottishmountaingear.com/repair-service
by Tinnishill
26 Jun 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 213
Views: 11086

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

There is also the Velological rim dynamo option. Never used one, myself;

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/so-i ... -dont-suck