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by middleagedmadness
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can you bend bars?
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Can you bend bars?

Same as what stu and Phil say ,plus it'll probably cost more for you to get the kit pipe benders and access to oxy acetylene than it would to buy a couple of different cheap bars
And I would have thought you'd want to temper the steel to keep its strength which can be a dark art in itself
by middleagedmadness
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 69
Views: 2294

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Bizarrely I seem to have bruised my arse from being on the trainer yesterday. I know it's probably because my butt isn't used to it again yet, but I have to keep telling myself that it's not my hip socket that I've damaged. Edit - Also, measured yesterday and my right thigh is now two inches smalle...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 24
Views: 291

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

All good fella. This the first of what should be more regular visits. But if you manage to make it over, you have your choice of aberlour, lagavulin or highland park. Greetz S. What NO teelings :lol: ,you'll probably be back again before I get over ,got to pay for 5 of us so ain't cheap,next time y...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 24
Views: 291

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

Looks like I'll miss you this time buddy ,if Your still away next year depending on flight prices we may be over to brisvegas to visit family for a few weeks
by middleagedmadness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: New bike!!!

:-bd
by middleagedmadness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 24
Views: 291

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

Scattamah wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Will keep you all posted. Weather report from midlanders appreciated so I know what to dress Lois in.

Greetz

S.
Will text you closer to the date but you know exactly what to expect or has all that sun made you forget :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 24
Views: 291

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

I'll remove you from the previous week bivvy Scott ,and i shall have a pass for the 4th ,5th,6th , Don't worry reg I will still be there the previous week Sorry Scott ,just been told ( in thick Dublin accent) "I'm feckin dreaming If I get back home on the 2nd and are feckin off on the 4th ) so if y...
by middleagedmadness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 24
Views: 291

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

I'll remove you from the previous week bivvy Scott ,and i shall have a pass for the 4th ,5th,6th ,
Don't worry reg I will still be there the previous week
by middleagedmadness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

If you want to myog adapter and live anywhere near b/ham wolves let me know I've got quite a bit of ally strips ,it comes in meter length hence can't post ,3 mm thick BUT about 25 mm wide so will need trimming ,I borrowed it from work for a little project but have a lot left over ,yours free if you...
by middleagedmadness
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

If you want to myog adapter and live anywhere near b/ham wolves let me know I've got quite a bit of ally strips ,it comes in meter length hence can't post ,3 mm thick BUT about 25 mm wide so will need trimming ,I borrowed it from work for a little project but have a lot left over ,yours free if you ...
by middleagedmadness
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sorting out a multiday bikepacking trip.
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Sorting out a multiday bikepacking trip.

If it's local your after ,down to the mynd for a night ,have a mess about down to bridges up pole bank down number 9 into little stretton up to caer cardoc to wenlock edge drop through shipton to bouldon ,pint in the tally ho and food up brown clee ,night on top ,down 5springs and back to Shrewsbury
by middleagedmadness
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a...
Replies: 58
Views: 885

Re: Do I want a...

summittoppler wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:55 pm

Slow and fat is where its at :lol:
That's described me to a tee ,even without a fat bike :-bd :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Try and get as much as you can from food stuff mart before you hit the vitamins ,or you could stop drinking that beer you brew in Burton and move onto the black stuff ,I've heard it's full of goodness ( joking apart there is a high iron content in stout) :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?

Don't tend to bother with much but if I'm in polite company I do sometimes take my On-One hot pants - actually, they're probably worse than walking round without. For this winter, I have a Lomo drysuit 'undersuit' - think thermal onsie. It's not light, it doesn't pack to the size of an apple but it...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Measuring up drop bars
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Measuring up drop bars

Agree with stu had mike's old digest bars on the cdf for a week and a bit ,after the first couple of rides (where I felt stretched out ) a bit of fettling and now they feel really natural ,much better than the bars that came with it
by middleagedmadness
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?

HH lifa the basic synthetic ones ,have worked well the last 2yrs ,used mainly to keep quilt / bag clean
by middleagedmadness
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7418
Views: 756671

Re: The post man's been ...

A gravel king SK to replace the worn out riddler
by middleagedmadness
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 671
Views: 79766

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Nothing bike related but mine and mrs m.a.ms leave days have crossed again so it's the start of the 1/2 mile of 11 pubs (probably get to 4 and pass out =)) )
by middleagedmadness
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 50
Views: 946

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

Lazarus wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:52 pm
plus I only work 5 months of the year
Me too I am amazed my bosses have not realised this yet :wink:
=)) =))
by middleagedmadness
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 50
Views: 946

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

benp1 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:24 pm
middleagedmadness wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:26 pm
plus I only work 5 months of the year
Seriously?!

#impressed
4 on 4 off Ben and 6 weeks holdays could be less if I used my sick pay :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 50
Views: 946

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

Not for me , not even remotely a poster boy except for maybe a prime candidate for alcoholics anonymous ,and I actually enjoy my job as much as riding my bike ,never have 2 days the same there's always something I've not come across before and the products advance ever year ,plus I only work 5 month...
by middleagedmadness
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A little comp: Most imaginative/colorful Ride
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: A little comp: Most Colourful Ride

Beer AND cross-dressing? Sounds like a cracking night out :wink: In a mostly former life as a medieval re-enactor, I once had an evening involving beer where I ended up riding a cross-dressed man pretending to be woman pretending to be a horse in a mock jousting competition. Those were the days :gr...
by middleagedmadness
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1448
Views: 207485

Re: Todays ride

RIP wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Yeah I am really :wink: . Trying for the Weds at mo.
Should be up around foel fadien wed
night or can meet you in caersws grab some dinner at the red lion ,nice little spot just round the corner then up over staylittle and onwards too Mach for breaky and meet the rest on Thursday :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1448
Views: 207485

Re: Todays ride

RIP wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Hope to... it's calling :smile: .
You better be ,I've booked a few days leave now so I can make it a week
by middleagedmadness
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rescue me!
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: Rescue me!

I think most people me included have it for the ones at home ,I loved having very little phone coverage on the big bear and the wife was happy as I could send her a message telling her I'd call when I can so I knew she wouldn't be stressing at home ,what Lazarus says is also true for me ,I came clos...