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by middleagedmadness
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Deschutes Tarp-SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Deschutes Tarp and Easton pole

What happened to tarp life Steve, or you got your eye on something else
by middleagedmadness
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2723
Views: 473293

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Don't know what the price is this year Neil but I had a phantom flame last year 800fp - 9 comfort for just shy of 200
by middleagedmadness
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Ludlow-ish routes
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Ludlow-ish routes

Haven't got any gpx routes but from Ludlow it's all back lanes up the Clee then over to brown Clee, down to Shipton down Wenlock edge (maybe a bit boggy this time of year) down to church Stretton up over the mynd down to bishops Castle and back to Ludlow, not really loads of gravel but lovely back l...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd cheap medium mtb or cross bike
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Wtd cheap medium mtb or cross bike

Don't worry about the pics mate, gonna have to check what Saturdays I'm down for, but reckon I can get over the 9th to get it, if it's any different I'll let you know but will be over November for sure, just a bit stacked out at the moment :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 44
Views: 2205

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

I'll post in here as missed July B. IA. M paramart will probably post the same ride in bivvy a month, anyhow set out in not so much torrential rain but the kind that's just relentless, seems to be a theme to all my trips this year :roll:, arranged to meet paramart in Albrighton a little parish in th...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd cheap medium mtb or cross bike
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Wtd cheap medium mtb or cross bike

Thats grand Karl, let me know when your ready and I'll tip up and grab it off you mate :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd cheap medium mtb or cross bike
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Wtd cheap medium mtb or cross bike

Cheers shaf but I don't wanna spend that much on a hack the orange is too much bike for what I need, I wonder if Mr Wright has any of them old saracens left :wink:
by middleagedmadness
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd cheap medium mtb or cross bike
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Wtd cheap medium mtb or cross bike

Just putting feelers out before I buy a new vitus dee or something like that for towpath commuting, using cdf at the moment but want a hack for daily commute, not looking to spend too much as that vitus is only 250 new and is perfect for what I want, just wondering if anyone has got something in the...
by middleagedmadness
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: New deore

I swapped mine out for a 34/24 Paul, there's really no need for that 38 as you don't do a lot of road to get to where your riding, I do t miss it and I've got a lot further on tow paths and road to get over the chase than you mate :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cdf gearing
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Cdf gearing

Thanks for the replies, just ordered a 12 _40 cassette, chain and road link, hopefully will have time to fit it before I have to lug my fat arse up the Clee on Saturday :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cdf gearing
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Cdf gearing

You may be right shaf think I got it the wrong way round, 10 speed shifters work with 9 speed mtb rear mech, doh, oh by the way that's a fine beard you were sporting in the pics last week :-bd, it's one I like to call "a 1980s Belfast beard" :wink:
by middleagedmadness
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cdf gearing
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Cdf gearing

FWIW, my Amazon still has 3x10 (52/39/30) at the front AND a 34T cassette. I'll be taking it all off soon as I'm going 2x11 because I want the hydraulic brakes. I'm led to believe that I can have 50/34 and a 40T cassette using a standard Ultegra rear mech. That's interesting as the front is 50/34 a...
by middleagedmadness
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cdf gearing
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Cdf gearing

Still got standard gearing on my cdf was wondering if a 10 speed mtb mech will work on 9 speed sora shifters swapping out the rear cassette for a 12_36, fitting a 38/24 deore crankset with a mtb front mech or do I have to go the expensive route of bar end shifters and complete drive train (yes I kno...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2330

Re: WTD: Woman

:-bd
by middleagedmadness
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2330

Re: WTD: Woman

What are you saying about these aesthetics Mr O, how very dare you :wink:
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, if I remember right stu used that photo to advertise this years LHC so that maybe the reason for lack of female participation :wink:
by middleagedmadness
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Gonna need to sort me transport arrangements out shortly. We starting at Stretton or Welshpool then MaM ole mate? Or even somewhere a bit wacky like Craven Arms? Don't know yet mate, will message stu see what his lot are planning and then we'll make arrangements, could all meet in same cafe but hea...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

I too thought we were exemplary in our behavior (for once) and I apologise for taking us up the hill the wrong way :oops:
by middleagedmadness
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another noobie saying hi
Replies: 27
Views: 742

Re: Another noobie saying hi

Welcome :-bd and don't worry about the granny ring if you ever end up riding with me, reg and a few others you'll see we don't understand what that bigger ring is used for unless we're running late for pub or food :wink:
by middleagedmadness
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Al to be honest we really done nothing wrong apart from walk into the pub and order lunch and beer, we even asked for bags to cover the wooden chairs so not to leave a mess, I personally think that the day that was in it with the weather the youngsters really didn't want to be stuck at work :roll:
by middleagedmadness
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Al wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Happy make some suggestions.
Never mind make suggestions Al ,get ya hole out this year :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Hello

Probably not as lightweight as your looking for but have a look at Stu's review of the exped ,if it's good enough for him to review a tent then it's worth a look if it's definitely a tent your after :-bd
Oh and welcome
by middleagedmadness
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washing a down bag
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Washing a down bag

If you want it done professionally message reg ,he uses some company up north I think and really rates them
by middleagedmadness
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

If its open to all I would like to come , if talking drivel and eating is involved I think I would fit in well. Tim. Don't think I've ever seen a "invite only " on here Tim ,your more than welcome no need to stand on manners , we'll see what the Welsh guys are upto and make a plan from there ,ooh d...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Don't panick Mr Mannering everything always works itself out anyhows ,food will be available ,no need to panick :lol: :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8582

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

That brought me back down to earth. Thanks. Now I'm worrying weather or not to take a bar bag with a down jacket in and a winter bag instead of a 250 down quilt and tent. Gah. I was happy last night.... Now I'm at the checkout wondering should I have picked up the steak instead if the chicken. The ...