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06-28-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By Maelochs

You have a sort of Grail bike---the Holy Grail of...

You have a sort of Grail bike---the Holy Grail of knock-around, ride-anywhere commuter/fun bikes. With that Walmart bike for $80, after you take it to a shop to get the wheels tightened and trued and...
06-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,972
Posted By Maelochs

Right ... because we all go out of our way to hit...

Right ... because we all go out of our way to hit things that will puncture our tires ... right? If you don't want flats ... just don't get any. It's simple. :D

I don't care if people choose...
06-25-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,972
Posted By Maelochs

I used to use Mr. Tuffy in commuter bikes, which...

I used to use Mr. Tuffy in commuter bikes, which got unbelievable abuse. However, i found them sometimes a pain.

I switched because of a recommendation here to Panaracer Flat-Away and I am Very...
06-24-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,046
Posted By Maelochs

I believe RJ Reynolds owns Vuse ... tobacco...

I believe RJ Reynolds owns Vuse ... tobacco companies didn't get rich by being stupid, just cruel and heartless.
06-24-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By Maelochs

Just start crashing into people and then tell...

Just start crashing into people and then tell them you were blinded by their headlights.
06-24-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By Maelochs

Life in prison is an easy call here.

Life in prison is an easy call here.
06-24-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,690
Posted By Maelochs

Lol, I thought this was going to be a rant...

Lol, I thought this was going to be a rant against tourism .... "Stay in Idaho, stay out of Oregon!"
06-22-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Maelochs

Just do 45 miles ... then turn around and ride...

Just do 45 miles ... then turn around and ride home. Don't do the last 17.
06-22-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,764
Posted By Maelochs

Nothing like a factual, actual feel-good story....

Nothing like a factual, actual feel-good story. Thanks for sharing.
06-21-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By Maelochs

Look … is the decal Really the biggest problem in...

Look … is the decal Really the biggest problem in your life?

Well … neither of the other two bikes you just sold for a loss had warranties when you bought them …. Why are you worried about it this...
06-20-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,046
Posted By Maelochs

I sometimes ride with a very fit, fairly quick...

I sometimes ride with a very fit, fairly quick (hard to know how fast he is because he can easily drop me, and then he's just gone ... ) who likes to stop for a vape break in the middle of a long...
06-19-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,169
Posted By Maelochs

"Peer" pressure is the key here. The two...

"Peer" pressure is the key here.

The two rednecks in th pick-up coal-rolling the pack of cyclists consider each other "peers." They do not consider the dozen or so cyclists "peers." If some other...
06-19-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,169
Posted By Maelochs

Very few adults ride bikes compared to how many...

Very few adults ride bikes compared to how many drive. There fore--this is America, after all--people who ride bikes are freaks and loonies and are undeserving of the protections afford to solid,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,766
Posted By Maelochs

I make it a point to never ride in tsunamis, no...

I make it a point to never ride in tsunamis, no matter what the ambient temperature.
06-19-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,484
Posted By Maelochs

Riding to get doughnuts is sort of...

Riding to get doughnuts is sort of self-defeating. :D
06-18-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,725
Posted By Maelochs

Tl;Dr----the cost of the bike is irrelevant and...

Tl;Dr----the cost of the bike is irrelevant and nobody else's business anyway.
06-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,764
Posted By Maelochs

That paragraph alone raised the level of this...

That paragraph alone raised the level of this thread from the bottom of the cesspool to the top of a pool of cool, clear, potable water. Bravo!

Love the story. Love the mental images.
06-17-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,725
Posted By Maelochs

And here it is----Value is not monetary, and is...

And here it is----Value is not monetary, and is purely personal.

One person spends huge dollars on a purely personal and unnecessary trek around the world visiting factories? Why? He Wants To. And...
06-15-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,835
Posted By Maelochs

I don't cycle at work.

I don't cycle at work.
06-14-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,169
Posted By Maelochs

Depends.

Depends.
06-14-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,139
Posted By Maelochs

So ... the driver will think he is seeing a...

So ... the driver will think he is seeing a single gigantic vehicle and not a bunch of bikes and will be afraid to hit it?

Yeah, I bet the stats show that clearly.

Blinking headlights are...
06-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By Maelochs

You think it is a good idea to let bigfoots own...

You think it is a good idea to let bigfoots own pets?
06-14-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By Maelochs

I was going to suggest this but PGHNeil beat me...

I was going to suggest this but PGHNeil beat me to it. Elliptical trainers are great low-impact exercise devices----recumbent stationary bikes are good to but the trainer works a lot more of the...
06-13-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,764
Posted By Maelochs

The weight of the bike cops' gear includes the...

The weight of the bike cops' gear includes the regular cop gear which is 20-30 pounds, I hear---vest, radio, cuffs, clips, firearm, taser, first aid kit .... whatever else they need to carry.
...
06-13-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,725
Posted By Maelochs

Where can I trade in all my sick puppies for a...

Where can I trade in all my sick puppies for a bicycle?
06-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,725
Posted By Maelochs

it is almost as if value is a purely personal...

it is almost as if value is a purely personal metric, and some people value money differently than others, and some people see spending money of different things differently, and each of us is a...
06-13-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,725
Posted By Maelochs

This thread is stupid. One person says he is the...

This thread is stupid. One person says he is the greatest humanitarian because he rides cheap bikes ... as if free will doesn't exist, or choice, or as if people who spend a lot on stuff the poster...
06-12-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,764
Posted By Maelochs

Say I need a definition for the phrase "Unclear...

Say I need a definition for the phrase "Unclear on the concept" as it relates to "refuses to accept factual information." Can anyone help?

Never mind. Hr1 stepped up.
06-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,753
Posted By Maelochs

Glad to see a better grade of troll onsite .... ...

Glad to see a better grade of troll onsite .... things got bleak for a while there.
06-12-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,764
Posted By Maelochs

Look at it from another angle---police forces...

Look at it from another angle---police forces choose MTBs, so why?

Id wager it is because they frequently don't succeed through speed, and are quick enough when speed is needed.

A strong rider...
06-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Maelochs

I suggest also posting this on the Training &...

I suggest also posting this on the Training & Nutrition (https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/) and Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/) pages.
06-11-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,753
Posted By Maelochs

Excellent imagery. Yeah, take that rigid...

Excellent imagery.

Yeah, take that rigid single-speed wunderbike down some steep trails and after you have gotten the casts removed, come here and describe the experience.

Then, load up that SS...
06-10-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By Maelochs

I'd say start Very slowly with the...

I'd say start Very slowly with the exercise---simple fact if she can't do five minutes of stretching without damaging herself, she should do a three-minute workout. Start with something...
06-09-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,484
Posted By Maelochs

You get assurance that the components which are...

You get assurance that the components which are on the bike work as intended ... not something Walmart would guarantee.

In which case, tell the staff to eat each other and go to a good bike shop....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,745
Posted By Maelochs

You are a wise man ..... LOL ..... Gerat...

You are a wise man ..... LOL .....

Gerat news. Best way to get back into biking for a lot of people is to get lucky with a used bike, and learn how you like to ride.

I assume you read the...
06-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,620
Posted By Maelochs

If bicycles have gotten insanely expensive ... ...

If bicycles have gotten insanely expensive ... you should buy a ton, and then wait a while for prices to rise still further ... and sell them.

You could call your business ...oh, I don't know,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Maelochs

I am a super-clyde and I have been using...

I am a super-clyde and I have been using low-spoke-count wheels for a while on a few different bikes without much problem. However ... you have a few pounds on me.

If I were you I might consider...
06-06-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,484
Posted By Maelochs

First, double your budget. A lot of people...

First, double your budget.

A lot of people will recommend used bikes---those are people who are completely out of touch with what it is like to know nothing about bikes. Unless you have a good...
06-04-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Maelochs

Fit is much more important on a drop-bar bike...

Fit is much more important on a drop-bar bike than a flat-bar bike (IMO) and even more so for an aggressive frame.

As delbiker1 notes, you can adjust bar height (seat-bar drop) with spacers and...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,493
Posted By Maelochs

I assume you mean it is 11 miles each way? 22...

I assume you mean it is 11 miles each way? 22 miles each way is something like an 80-minute commute twice a day, possibly.

Eleven miles each way is just enough to get warmed up for the work...
05-31-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By Maelochs

I guess, go to Santa Fe and ride a ton of bikes....

I guess, go to Santa Fe and ride a ton of bikes. If something Really grabs you, buy it. if not, just keep track of what you liked and didn't, and then look at bikes online to find bikes that offer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By Maelochs

Fixed his bike for Free .... happiest possible...

Fixed his bike for Free .... happiest possible ending.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,542
Posted By Maelochs

One myth sold to everyone by Shimano and the rest...

One myth sold to everyone by Shimano and the rest of the bike industry was this whole "upgrade" saga. They realized that their products would last for years and outperform most riders ... so why...
05-28-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,916
Posted By Maelochs

Take as long as you feel you need. Your doctor...

Take as long as you feel you need. Your doctor will give sensible, probably cautions, and very generic medical advice---he cannot know how well each person recuperates, or how quickly anyone might...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Maelochs

I know quite a few people who own Synapses .......

I know quite a few people who own Synapses .... all of them are pleased with their purchases.

Most people adjust the fit frequently as they ride longer, build strength in different muscles, and...
05-27-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,342
Posted By Maelochs

like demanding that everyone everywhere do things...

like demanding that everyone everywhere do things in fashions which please us ... or assuming that because we don't like a thing, nobody does or can or should, and that therefore that other person...
05-26-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,342
Posted By Maelochs

You likely wouldn't recognize it if I did .... ...

You likely wouldn't recognize it if I did .... but even you, get more chances ....
05-26-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,342
Posted By Maelochs

yeah, i give everyone a chance to accidentally...

yeah, i give everyone a chance to accidentally say something worthwhile, even the trolls and idiots ... you never know when they might find the acorn ... or unearth some comedy gold.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,525
Posted By Maelochs

If she wants "pop" she should try some silver or...

If she wants "pop" she should try some silver or yellow tape accents (don't go crazy) along the frame tubes. Or, mask off a few shapes on the frame and rattle-can them with a color of choice. or...
05-24-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,342
Posted By Maelochs

Welcome back to the Department of Redundancy...

Welcome back to the Department of Redundancy Department again. Can we assist you with some help?
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