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by Tinnishill
5 Nov 2016, 4:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists memorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Cyclists memorial

I was told by an elder of the tribe that there is a roadside memorial to a cyclist killed by lightning in the 1920's, somewhere a few miles north of Newton Stewart. I have hunted for it a few times over the years but never found it. Anybody know where it is ?
by Tinnishill
4 Nov 2016, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ERD...Correct Method?
Replies: 25
Views: 1970

Re: ERD...Correct Method?

Is there any reason that I shouldn't find ERD by simply using a vernier gauge to measure the internal diameter of the rim and add a couple mm to cater for the thickness of the metal ? I am looking at buying the "Silverline Jumbo Vernier" (£15) which goes up to 610mm.
by Tinnishill
18 Oct 2016, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey SC-RF3 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Sturmey SC-RF3 ?

As the 24" wheeled folder style of bike isn't very common I thought that I should report back on this. I bought the 24" wheel Tern Node for train assisted touring and it proved to be OK at this; it folds compactly enough to bag and carry on as luggage without pre booking, or to go on a rai...
by Tinnishill
7 Aug 2016, 3:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Booking bikes on trains
Replies: 18
Views: 6574

Re: Booking bikes on trains

There are some people in Inversneck who can either ship your bike home for you or transport you back down to Inverness. Never used them myself, being a folderist.

http://www.johnogroatsbiketransport.co.uk
by Tinnishill
24 Jul 2016, 8:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...
Replies: 200
Views: 11404

Re: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...

Try a Mr Toad style parp-parp rubber bulb horn from a kids bike. It works for me; it usually raise a smile and it's a bit less aggressive than a full on pressurised air horn. I spent years cycle commuting into and out off the local airport and noticed that pedestrians off flights from high cycling r...
by Tinnishill
13 Jul 2016, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best time for travel UK
Replies: 28
Views: 2003

Re: Best time for travel UK

Regarding routes, have a look at the Sustrans website map for an idea of planning quiet routes. http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map The Open Cycle Map is very useful. http://www.opencyclemap.org/ For proper paper maps, Sustrans Pocket Cycle Maps from their shop are a good scale for cyclists. http://w...
by Tinnishill
5 Jul 2016, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How good/strong are Brompton wheels/rims?
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Re: How good/strong are Brompton wheels/rims?

Howdy, A 36 spoke wheel on a 349 rim is a matter of finding a wheelbuilder who is willing to do it for you. Finding a convenient wheelbuilder depends on where you live. Most cities will have a few wheelbuilders. I live out in the sticks, turning a visit to a big bike shop into an expedition. At the ...
by Tinnishill
4 Jul 2016, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How good/strong are Brompton wheels/rims?
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Re: How good/strong are Brompton wheels/rims?

Sorry for the slow reply, I've just noticed the thread. My spouse and myself have been doing several multiday tours a year on a pair of T5 Bromptons since 1998. She is svelte and I'm 90+ kgs. When camping I could be carrying up to 20kgs of luggage. The extra mass and small rims means that the rims w...
by Tinnishill
26 Jun 2016, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey SC-RF3 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Sturmey SC-RF3 ?

The idea is to build a 24” wheel for a Tern Node with a Sturmey SC-RF3 hub using an 11/32 8 speed cassette and 30t chainwheel. Sheldon Brown’s gear calculator says that will produce a gear range between 16.9 and 87.3 inches. Can anybody spot any obvious pitfalls ? Cheers. Actually, I think it's call...
by Tinnishill
7 Dec 2015, 7:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coming changes to Scottish Access
Replies: 6
Views: 9067

Re: Coming changes to Scottish Access

Here's an update on how far the new Land Reform Bill has reached. The Bill was heavily criticised from the floor at the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen, this October. The reported mood in the hall was that the Bill didn't go far enough, but they talked about land ownership rather than Access. On t...
by Tinnishill
18 Nov 2015, 8:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Comedy road sign
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Comedy road sign

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Well, I thought it was funny. I presume that they have their red circles mixed up with their red triangles.
by Tinnishill
16 Mar 2015, 12:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coming changes to Scottish Access
Replies: 6
Views: 9067

Re: Coming changes to Scottish Access

Here’s a topic update, Aileen McLeod, Scottish Minister for Environment, has announced a Facebook Q & A session on land reform on Tuesday 17 March, 7-7.30pm   Apparently it will be on :   http://on.fb.me/1BddUO4 So far the land reform debate seems to have been only about community land ownership...
by Tinnishill
16 Feb 2015, 6:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Have you been "advised" by the police?
Replies: 58
Views: 29221

Re: Have you been "advised" by the police?

I've been stopped twice when cycling on dual carriageways. Once in Milton Keynes for not being on the redways. The fact that they were covered in an inch of hail at the time did not make a difference. And once going past Prestwick Airport. I was told I should have been on the shared use pavement. B...
by Tinnishill
16 Feb 2015, 5:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coming changes to Scottish Access
Replies: 6
Views: 9067

Coming changes to Scottish Access

A new “Land Reform Bill” is coming up in front of the Scottish Parliament. Most people on this forum will have heard reference to the Scottish Land Access laws; you are allowed free access for muscle powered travel anywhere on open hill, forest or water (including on such hill tracks as might be the...
by Tinnishill
14 Dec 2013, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid forks for MTB
Replies: 18
Views: 2561

Re: Rigid forks for MTB

Surly forks.jpg Sorry for my late entry in to this conversation, but I have only just noticed this thread. I have uploaded a snap shot of my bike. It is a 2006 Kona Lana’i. Th original forks were cheap spring-only shockers with 68mm travel. After doing all the recommended measuring the nearest fit ...