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by Tinnishill
22 Jun 2018, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing folder chainset from 50/34 to 40/24 with braze-on FD
Replies: 25
Views: 1699

Re: Changing folder chainset from 50/34 to 40/24 with braze-on FD

I changed the gearing on my Tern Node and reported on it in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=107139&p=1060751&hilit=tern+node#p1060751


Now 18 months further down the road and it's been OK.
by Tinnishill
14 Jun 2018, 11:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aviemore Youth Hostel
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Aviemore Youth Hostel

It's a shed, pretty much like any shed.
by Tinnishill
14 Jun 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Drivers on phones
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Drivers on phones

by Tinnishill
21 Mar 2018, 11:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blood Pressure after a ride
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Re: Blood Pressure after a ride

About the salt and BP thing. There has been an interesting chat about that on Radio 4, which can still be heard at,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n2ltq
by Tinnishill
29 Dec 2017, 11:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Missing cyclist off the A82
Replies: 34
Views: 7377

Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Police Scotland have another appeal out,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-42492559
by Tinnishill
25 Nov 2017, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sept 2018 trip to Arran/Islay/Mull
Replies: 19
Views: 1852

Re: Sept 2018 trip to Arran/Islay/Mull

"The Earth belongs unto the Lord, and all that it contains, except the ferries of the Isles, for they are all MacBraynes" It is worth having a look at the Calmac summer timetable, it operates early May to late September. Some of the boats run less than daily. Ardrossan-Campbletown and Kenn...
by Tinnishill
23 Nov 2017, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 171
Views: 12253

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

Dog Dazer, perhaps ? Never used one myself. Here's a previous thread.

viewtopic.php?t=65921
by Tinnishill
17 Oct 2017, 11:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain harmonics - what does this mean?
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Chain harmonics - what does this mean?

Yeah, sorry. That was off topic. What I was rambling about is gear mesh frequency harmonics. I should say that I am not a qualified engineer; I suffer from having attended a course of lectures back in the late 70's. This is my understanding of what is happening. Please feel free to disagree. Chain w...
by Tinnishill
16 Oct 2017, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3629

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

Since the late 90's we have been occasionally touring on a couple of Brompton T5's. We found the original gears to be not appropriate quite quickly. We have had several set ups over the years. I had a chat with Mr Parry on the phone a while back about Brompton front derailleurs. He is a man who know...
by Tinnishill
15 Oct 2017, 6:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Defining cycle touring...
Replies: 36
Views: 2425

Re: Defining cycle touring...

Try "touring on a bicycle".
by Tinnishill
20 Sep 2017, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike for a beginner
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Which bike for a beginner

Greetings. You're doing the right thing in thinking carefully before splashing out a big lump of money. I would ask myself, what am I going to use the bike for, what will be my main use ? If it is for exercise, will I try to incorporate it in to every day life, will I do the shopping on it, will I g...
by Tinnishill
19 Sep 2017, 5:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking a bike on a train (UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Booking a bike on a train (UK)

I booked a trip last week through the Scotrail website. Leg 1 was on Scotrail suburban where no booking was available, then Cross Country, then Virgin West Coast both of which have mandatory booking for bicycles. The Scotrail site easily booked the Virgin leg but not the Crosscountry. I had to phone...
by Tinnishill
18 Sep 2017, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd old Dawes? 1-Down? What is this?
Replies: 172
Views: 13944

Re: Odd old Dawes? 1-Down? What is this?

I have been building up another old stock One Down frame and doing some measurement of it. The bike is intended as daily transport for a penniless youth. I thought that I would report the results in order to add to the sum of public knowledge. The frame was described as 53cm. I measured the tubes wi...
by Tinnishill
18 Sep 2017, 12:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New to cycling
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: New to cycling

Good luck with the bike buying. A good rule to follow is "keep it simple". There was an article in a recent club magazine which reviewed some decent entry level bikes; you can find a pdf of the article at: http://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/files/file_public/cuk201703062.pdf The main C...