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03-30-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,743
Posted By Maelochs

I usually go home, get in my car, and drive...

I usually go home, get in my car, and drive around until I see a cyclist and yell at him or her. Always makes me feel better. :D
03-30-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,855
Posted By Maelochs

I used bungees ... cheap and more versatile, and...

I used bungees ... cheap and more versatile, and I always had a bunch on my rack anyway.

Nice job there .... looks very professional. :)
03-30-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Maelochs

One thing you can do is go the the manufacturer's...

One thing you can do is go the the manufacturer's site and look at pictures of a new cassette. If a cassette is really worn some of the cogs will be much pointier, scalloped .... depending on how...
03-30-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Maelochs

I am not going to examine each one .... but...

I am not going to examine each one .... but everyone of those is a reputable company producing quality products,. I would be willing to bet (a very small sum, only) that all of those bikes are...
03-29-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,855
Posted By Maelochs

Well, if I had a car I wouldn't be out picking...

Well, if I had a car I wouldn't be out picking junk bikes! :D

Yeah, I have done those things .... and it took a lot of time and energy, which is what i said. I made it work, but it took...
03-29-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By Maelochs

I hope MrJames67 keeps posting over time so we...

I hope MrJames67 keeps posting over time so we can see what works for him. As i get older, I need to keep learning new tricks.
03-29-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,855
Posted By Maelochs

if you ride a bike past a discarded bike ... it...

if you ride a bike past a discarded bike ... it depends if you are heading somewhere else, or back form somewhere else.

If I rode by a bike on the way to work, I couldn't grab it. If I was coming...
03-29-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,855
Posted By Maelochs

i commuted for a long while doing this. it takes...

i commuted for a long while doing this. it takes a lot of time and energy scavenging, and also one has to live in a community where a lot of bikes are discarded.
03-29-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By Maelochs

First off, don’t listen to Carbonfiberboy. He is...

First off, don’t listen to Carbonfiberboy. He is actually a cyborg. He knows nothing of the limitations of the flesh. :D

Seriously, he is about the most knowledgeable expert in elderly fitness...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,818
Posted By Maelochs

I am a mega-clyde (a clod?) and my favorite bike...

I am a mega-clyde (a clod?) and my favorite bike has a flat, unpadded carbon-fiber saddle---just a saddle-shaped piece of CF. And it is quite comfortable for (in personal experience) about a metric...
03-29-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Maelochs

This is an awesome time to start cycling ... ...

This is an awesome time to start cycling ... most times are.

Best bet is google---find local shops and call them up, see what is going on.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.liv-cycling.com/int/avail-sl-1-disc-20...

https://www.liv-cycling.com/int/avail-sl-1-disc-2020

Looks excellent. As guadzilla notes, Giants usually offer excellent value, and this model comes with as much as anyone really should ever need...
03-29-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Maelochs

Also .... almost all the people who dislike...

Also .... almost all the people who dislike BikesDirect are people who have never shopped there.

The bikes are what they are. They are solid, lower-budget, decently equipped machines at a good...
03-29-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Maelochs

Swift 8 ...

Swift 8
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/swift-flatbar-hybrid-8.htm
Swift 7
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/swift-flatbar-hybrid-xiv.htm

If you want ultimate simplicity,...
03-28-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,743
Posted By Maelochs

even though she could have been telling to go far...

even though she could have been telling to go far away and never come back ..... :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,102
Posted By Maelochs

This is it. A road bike Generally will weigh...

This is it.

A road bike Generally will weigh a bit less and offer a bit less cushion, but for anything over about ten miles the greater efficiency will actually make the bike more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By Maelochs

I am about the same size .... and generally fit...

I am about the same size .... and generally fit best on a 56 (except i sometimes get toe overlap, because my feet are abnormally long.) But .... I have a comically short torso, and very long limbs,...
03-27-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Maelochs

We really cannot offer cogent advice without...

We really cannot offer cogent advice without knowing what job the tool will be used for.

What someone usually says evenaully in threads like this, is that you should go to as many local bike shops...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/avail-advanced-2 ...

https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/avail-advanced-2



https://www.rosebikes.com/bikes/road/ladies/pro-sl-disc-lady
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By Maelochs

Most studs are 2x4 .....

Most studs are 2x4 .....
03-27-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,855
Posted By Maelochs

it seems for the second time in one thread I have...

it seems for the second time in one thread I have not managed to make my point clearly.

What i said was that nobody compares K-Mart shoes to real athletic shoes.

(Emphases added.)

Sorry...
03-27-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 245
Posted By Maelochs

if the Schwinn runs and has no major flaws, get...

if the Schwinn runs and has no major flaws, get it tuned up and ride it. For as little as you plan to ride, it should be fine.

If you are planning to ride ten miles per week out to the fishing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maelochs

yeah ... clear writing takes skill too , ... I...

yeah ... clear writing takes skill too , ... I obviously need practice. but skiing is more fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Maelochs

I have a clone of that model R5 .... and it fits...

I have a clone of that model R5 .... and it fits fairly beefy 28s (I think 22-mm inside rims?) and there is enough room I wouldn't worry. best thing, of course, is to measure.
03-27-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,743
Posted By Maelochs

Two points: First, always take...

Two points:

First, always take responsibility. if you choose to run a stop sign, own it. If someone yells, though .... disown it.

Which is point two---there will always be people complaining...
03-27-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,837
Posted By Maelochs

Most trails are marked green, blue, black...

Most trails are marked green, blue, black diamond, or double diamond .... which is Sane, fun but risky, crazy, and suicidal. Those "North Shore"-style man-made obstacles {20-foot-long teeter-totters,...
03-27-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 245
Posted By Maelochs

2020 Motobecane 529HT 29er Mountain Bikes ...

2020 Motobecane 529HT 29er Mountain Bikes (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/mountain_bikes/529ht_29er_mountainbikes.htm)

Looks a like a solid low-budget MTB for someone who wants...
03-26-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,743
Posted By Maelochs

Hmmmm .... First off, you broke the law. So it...

Hmmmm .... First off, you broke the law. So it isn't "Mind your own business." You Chose to break the law. And public criminal acts are everyone's business.

Most of us would have done the same at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Maelochs

The three bikes you mentioned ---and a lot of...

The three bikes you mentioned ---and a lot of other BikesDirect models---are probably your best bet. You are their perfect customer---you need a quality bike which will be reliable and durable and...
03-26-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,855
Posted By Maelochs

Both pro and con statements are a bit exaggerated...

Both pro and con statements are a bit exaggerated but i think we All know what's up.

The fact that so many bike frames are made in China is irrelevant. That is like saying any person in the U.S....
03-26-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,837
Posted By Maelochs

Put panniers on your bike or wear a knapsack. Say...

Put panniers on your bike or wear a knapsack. Say you are going shopping. Unless the cops track you, they cannot know how far you are going.

The constitutionality of the rule is questionable...
03-26-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Maelochs

Spec and Trek offer two bikes (one each) which...

Spec and Trek offer two bikes (one each) which are probably geared toward your needs .... the Trek Domane (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/domane/c/B221/)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maelochs

I think there may be some misunderstanding here. ...

I think there may be some misunderstanding here.

You posted: Tio me it seemed you were saying that boxing and tennis took skill while swimming and XC skiing did not ... which i can assure (and...
03-26-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,160
Posted By Maelochs

"Hey .... if we call it by a different name it...

"Hey .... if we call it by a different name it won't be as deadly, right?"

Pardon, I am going to paste some Pinarello stickers on my $120 Walmart mountain bike so it rides like an F-10.

Anyway...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maelochs

In point of fact I used to really enjoy...

In point of fact I used to really enjoy cross-country skiing and I used to swim laps of an Olympic-length pool for fitness. Got a point? Feel free to share it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maelochs

Every sport involves skill. it is not like boxing...

Every sport involves skill. it is not like boxing is really tough to learn but XC skiing or swimming takes no technique.

In fact the biggest differences are in sports like boxing or tennis, where...
03-26-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 16,937
Posted By Maelochs

Good point. Thanks for sharing.

Good point. Thanks for sharing.
03-25-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 16,937
Posted By Maelochs

Not how I see it. i ride my bike but i don't...

Not how I see it. i ride my bike but i don't interact with others while riding. The virus needs me to get close enough to others to infect them (assuming I am infected,) or to get close enough to get...
03-25-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 16,937
Posted By Maelochs

Also, by having a curfew, it is easier to keep...

Also, by having a curfew, it is easier to keep people indoors. During the day, pretty much one can look and see if people are gathering illegally or whatever. And at night, no one is allowed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maelochs

Not sure for casual riders, but you can check...

Not sure for casual riders, but you can check race results for comparisons.
03-25-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 16,937
Posted By Maelochs

I skipped riding today---too many last-minute...

I skipped riding today---too many last-minute assignments and phone calls, and besides my legs were feeling it from yesterday.

I realize now that maybe mid-morning is the time to go out. By late...
03-25-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 16,937
Posted By Maelochs

Excellent.

Excellent.
03-25-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,160
Posted By Maelochs

I saw it in a social media feed. if I see it...

I saw it in a social media feed. if I see it again i might remember and save it. I think IFLScience had something on a guy who got arrested for terrorist threats for posting video of him licking...
03-25-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,855
Posted By Maelochs

Except homeless people can only haul scrap in...

Except homeless people can only haul scrap in urban areas---I know a guy who did that, back hen I lived in an urban area. no one does that where I live now.

Where I live it is a couple hours drive...
03-25-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,855
Posted By Maelochs

Had the Schwinn Suburban .... 46 pounds. never...

Had the Schwinn Suburban .... 46 pounds. never has the slightest rust problem, and it would probably be an artifact in a museum 1,000 years from now if it hadn't gotten hit by a car.
03-25-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,160
Posted By Maelochs

Some insurers are choosing to waive copays....

Some insurers are choosing to waive copays. People who are not on Medicaid or Medicaire apparently pay whatever their insurers decide they should pay. Hopefully, there will actually be tests wherever...
03-25-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,160
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/no-one-should-he...

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/no-one-should-hesitate-to-seek-treatment-how-much-does-it-cost-to-get-tested-for-coronavirus-the-answer-is-complicated-2020-03-05

Troubling stories about steep...
03-25-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,160
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/if-you-get-...

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/if-you-get-the-coronavirus-what-will-it-cost-youHow much will coronavirus testing cost?The cost of having a coronavirus test done depends on which lab runs the...
03-25-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Maelochs

There might be "barrel adjusters" somewhere...

There might be "barrel adjusters" somewhere between the shift levers and the derailleurs, or on the rear derailleur. Usually a stretched cable can be tightened correctly with a quarter or half-turn...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,021
Posted By Maelochs

yeah, I don't see a lot of good paint jobs on...

yeah, I don't see a lot of good paint jobs on bikes, and particularly on lower-cost bikes, but that one works very well. IMO.
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