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by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Going abroad at this time
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Going abroad at this time

Every day over the last 10 days I’ve had nhs ring me 3 times a day to check I was isolating as I tested positive, not a issue at all for me except one morning they rang at 7am , now apart from Christmas Day I’ve not had a rest day from work since April so to my shame it was me who got very arsey wit...
by middleagedmadness
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question

If your going to measure a chain with verniers you need to go center of pin to center of pin over 10 pins then divide by 9 , but you’ll need the original chain pitch to see how much is stretched , , maximum wear on lifting chains is 2% but on a bike chain I have no idea , the reason over 10 pins is ...
by middleagedmadness
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1017

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Is that ^ Reg? Or maybe Mike, he's keen on shedding his kit outside :shock:
Must be Reg , Mike likes to keep his sports bra on :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4830

Re: What are you drinking now?

And now I have a slight bit of taste coming back after the “Rona” I have gone back to this slightly fruity lager
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by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gorilla cages on fork legs ?
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Gorilla cages on fork legs ?

As Lazarus says ,they are a good bit away from the forks tony,but depending on how you pack the bags the roll over closure may rub a little
by middleagedmadness
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel bike gearing
Replies: 17
Views: 390

Re: Gravel bike gearing

Thought the same about bar ends , bought some dia comps as the were on special, took about 4rides to get used to them but the next gravel bike will definitely be built with them , had a 24/34 front and 11-36 cassette with the original 9speed derailuer, it was the cheapest way I could find to get the...
by middleagedmadness
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 627467

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Interested in getting one of these flasks for non faff overnighters but I'm a very long way from a Morrison's, is there any maker's info on the packaging ? I'd imagine it's sourced from the far east but it'd be handy if Amazon stocked it. Thanks I’m pretty sure a carrefour would have something simi...
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ZPacks Altaplex nearly new!
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: ZPacks Altaplex nearly new!

I know we spoke about it before Steve, but have you looked at moving into the crane side of things or tail lifts , I know there’s plenty of work still out there in that type of work , mate If you do consider it let me know and I’ll put a couple of companies names your way worth trying, really don’t ...
by middleagedmadness
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Well I can safely say all year I’ve done my best to stay within the rules without wrapping myself in cotton wool and I’ve still managed to catch it , but I wouldn’t dream of going to a rural area and spreading what ever I’ve got without knowing it , none of the family would have realised that we had...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Well as the wife’s test has come back positive and I should have mine back tomorrow I will definitely be missing this weekend and doing it in the near future :sad: hope you're both ok... No symptoms at all , the wife has weekly tests from work but I had to take one due to what had happened at my wo...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Well as the wife’s test has come back positive and I should have mine back tomorrow I will definitely be missing this weekend and doing it in the near future
by middleagedmadness
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

IMPORTANT UPDATE IN THESE COVID TIMES. That although some of us will at this time be swinging a leg over a fully loaded bike to ride our VWE, even if we are kipping in the back garden. PLEASE NOTE That if Covid restriction (such as they are in Wales) prevent you riding as you would feel comfortable...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4830

Re: What are you drinking now?

Cervezas la virgin , last night was the dare i say it lager , but tonight after work it will be the ipa
by middleagedmadness
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very large thank you.
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: A very large thank you.

:-bd
by middleagedmadness
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.....how did we do?
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: So.....how did we do?

Achieved the same as Stu this year ,
Next year work needs to be reeled back by quite a bit and get out on the bike , finally get my lad to Thailand for his Thai boxing camp for a few months , open his horizons a bit before working life starts for him
by middleagedmadness
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 920

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Was thinking about wrt the other day and I may be a bit sceptical but I do truly believe august bank holiday would be the best chance of it going ahead , I can see the next 6 months of tiers being upped and downed every month as I don’t believe any one government will be able to get a handle on it p...
by middleagedmadness
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That time of year
Replies: 25
Views: 565

Re: That time of year

Sláinte! We’ve missed you, top job on the self isolation though, inspirational :lol: hope you and yours have a good one and that you manage to escape work next year.. You too Steve , and yep I’ll be back out and about next year , especially as some how we’ve managed to stay in tier 3 at the moment ...
by middleagedmadness
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4830

Re: What are you drinking now?

PaulB2 wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Tonight’s tipple is an espresso martini.
Your turning into Reg :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That time of year
Replies: 25
Views: 565

That time of year

Right people, I’d like to wish you all a good Christmas and a peaceful new year , not had any contact with any of you’s this year really , so hopefully will get out and about next year a bit more, ooh and whilst I’m on the subject I do believe the bear gets a bit hungry this time of year Thanks Stu ...
by middleagedmadness
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yeah this really helps ...
Replies: 47
Views: 950

Re: Yeah this really helps ...

I’ve just never seen the pint in having fire when we’re not really supposed to be kipping where we do it’s just saying look I’m here and doing something I really shouldn’t be and leaving a dirty mess on the ground The worst I’ve seen was right outside Nant Rhys Bothy last year when myself and the yo...
by middleagedmadness
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Let’s talk torque
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Let’s talk torque

Cylinder heads bolts up till the angle torque then comes out the 1” drive air gun and tipex for the angle torque , only ever used one on a bike once and that was because my crank arm kept falling off , it still did after using a torque wrench :roll:
by middleagedmadness
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes

I also see the big bear 530 isn’t listed on there for wales :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you rebuild/change?
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: How often do you rebuild/change?

Only when things break , playing with spanner’s all day (which I do enjoy) means I get very little enjoyment out of tinkering with the bike , in my eyes it’s there to get me away from spannering and not encourage it.I should really do a bit of preventative maintenance once a year though
by middleagedmadness
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Treating Silnylon floors
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Treating Silnylon floors

Yep , used silnet solution on the floor of my borah bivy as I kept waking up outside my tarp , it works a treat just don’t make the solution to thick
by middleagedmadness
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1389
Views: 137144

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Rigga boots Stu , Rigga boots .that’s all I can say