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by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492229

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I think this probably belongs here - I picked up a wire flux mig from Lidl today for those outdoor, upside down and hard to reach jobs and it's surprisingly good. WF mig sometimes gets a bad press but that's mainly because it's not exactly like a normal mig and you need to adjust a few things. Anyw...
by middleagedmadness
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide Range Gearing Question
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: Wide Range Gearing Question

Just ordered a 38/28 Deore crankset , 11-42 cassette, a shadow plus rear derailleur, and some micro shift bar end shifters ,so I can start using my cdf around places it should be being used, think the whole set up came to £235 ,probably looking at put some Hayley brakes on it so I haven’t got the gr...
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.

Al wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Blimey that’s just down the road. I shall see you there. :-bd
Not massively happy about having to join strava to do it though...
Same here al , deleted account early last year now had to open one , anyhow it’ll be good to catch up with you :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Just dusted the disc trucker off :wink:
Top man , I’ll see you in March :-bd ( but I’ll see you in a couple of weeks also)
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.

It happens rich been here nigh on 15 years without any issues so I don’t think it’s too bad a ratio , can’t let the b@stards get to you
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.

Only taking the# bike as the others got nicked befor Christmas rich and I still haven’t replaced them ,well replaced the boys but 130mm travel is a touch much for these rides me thinks ,
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.

Signed up to March looks like there’s another couple off here going too , can’t beat a plod through the salop /welsh boarderlands :-bd
Now to swap the gearing out on the croix de fer so my fat arse can get up those bleedin hills :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3066

Re: Dam Busters.

Reg I was feeling all sorry for myself with a poorly ankle till I saw your photos and read the write up , think I’m pretty glad I was invalided for this , virtually every trip last year was in biblical weather for at least one day so hopefully from next month it’s blue skies and crisp frosts till su...
by middleagedmadness
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge mk4
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Stooge mk4

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:03 am
Sounds like a plan :wink:
:-bd
Just working out the costings , waiting for son in law to be’s uncle on a price on building up some i45 and i35 scrapers on a son dynamo and hope rear ,
by middleagedmadness
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge mk4
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Stooge mk4

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:34 am
Stu, Andy is only on Oswestry, get in touch and i'm sure he's be happy for you to pop up and see him.
Was thinking of doing that towards end of month mate then if your about I’ll pop over and drop that kit off to you :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge mk4
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Stooge mk4

Anybody got one ? How do they ride with that fork ?, looking at getting one over the next few weeks but the wheel looks just too far forward, I maybe wrong and I know I shouldn’t judge by looks
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!

Started to realise the other day Steve , that I should wear mine when I couldn’t read the numbers on the wiring loom and then had to take a picture on my phone of the wiring diagram and supersize it :geek:
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3066

Re: Dam Busters.

RIP wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Nope. But I saw the 50mph winds one :o
How about a little extra effort and get to the visitors center again reg
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3066

Re: Dam Busters.

Looks like it’s gonna be a mad race for some to either Rhys or syddion :lol: (hope you like getting cosy if your heading to rhys
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 35
Views: 953

Re: JENNRIDE 20

If anyone wants they can have mine as wifey pointed out the 4th is my daughters birthday , I can go but she’d prefer I didn’t , don’t want the entrance fee back just added to the donation you make on the just giving page
by middleagedmadness
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1203

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Teelings small batch single :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bob's First Bivvy
Replies: 27
Views: 654

Re: Bob's First Bivvy

Primus do a stove the same as the kraku they ar £23.99 in decathlon got one myself last weekend (sorry stu I may have put a step onto the dark side)
by middleagedmadness
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 35
Views: 953

Re: JENNRIDE 20

In , ,just me this year , 100 mile is a bit much for the young fella
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73119

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Cheers Shaf, no doubt 'twil happen. Keep up? You're a BB200 man; I'm just a B2 man, possibly BB20 with a tailwind. Nah, MaM, SteveM and meself are competing for the position of slowcoach of t'forum. May as well just chuck the bike in the hedge to be honest - quicker to walk. I think our average spe...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73119

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Reg you’ve missed March 2 outdoor classroom over the chase , no rain involved for once :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 43
Views: 1647

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Not committing this year , due to work and family commitments, missed November and December last year due to work , plan is to get out every few months but for 2 or 3 nights at a time , best of luck to everyone attempting this year , and hopefully see most of you next weekend :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beta Blockers
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Beta Blockers

Not on beta blockers but on a shed load of blood pressure tablets , have a healthy heart according to my numerous ecg’s and a resting heart rate of 55 , I find that with everything I do it’s all a bit slower , noticed it first at work that jobs were taking me longer than a couple of years ago and th...
by middleagedmadness
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812266

Re: The post man's been ...

I’d take them off the cooker though shaf :wink:
by middleagedmadness
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?

Since the bikes got nicked and the insurance check is now in my hand I too am in a dither really fancy a oiz but also fancy a new stooge , so I shall now wait until my dithering has subsided ( really could do with a bit of bounce the old bones and injuries are starting to ache a little after a coupl...