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07-03-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By Maelochs

i spent two years agonizing over a clicking on a...

i spent two years agonizing over a clicking on a bike I built ... I couldn't enjoy riding it because I couldn't find the noise. Changed the pedals, changed the rear derailleur, chain, checked the...
06-30-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Maelochs

maybe overkill, but I like the ingenuity. ...

maybe overkill, but I like the ingenuity.

Nathan_S: You can also get a rack which bolts onto the seat post, or (assuming your bike has fittings or you can fiddle a bit) a regular rear rack. All...
06-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Maelochs

Changing tires just takes practice ... and some...

Changing tires just takes practice ... and some tires can be really hard to stretch over the lip of the rim. I use three levers sometimes, and a metal one is handy, sometimes. Check YouTube for...
06-24-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Maelochs

Frame material is not so important. I am a...

Frame material is not so important. I am a mega-clyde and I have bikes made of steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber. They all hold my up fine.

Generally you can get the best price/performance...
06-16-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By Maelochs

EDIT:---- I didn't see the op found the issue...

EDIT:----
I didn't see the op found the issue .... for some reason his name wasn't highlighted in black and I missed the post.

Well done, sir. Soon you will be enjoying the ride.
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06-16-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Maelochs

By the time I got back here, everything had been...

By the time I got back here, everything had been covered.

I definitely suggest cycling shorts, or better still, bibs---after years without, I have ridden a lot more years with and recommend.
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06-15-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Maelochs

Sorry .... hard to be serious all the time. ...

Sorry .... hard to be serious all the time.

Does the bike fit?
06-15-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Maelochs

Sit on the seat. Spin the pedals. Don't crash. ...

Sit on the seat. Spin the pedals. Don't crash.

it's so easy it is like riding a bike.
06-13-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,715
Posted By Maelochs

If you still have the old MTB, play around with...

If you still have the old MTB, play around with taller longer stems or even a stem riser. if you do not, shop around for an old used one, (rigid frame, mid-'80s on up) and when you see one that won't...
06-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Maelochs

It seems to me that if you have issues...

It seems to me that if you have issues controlling your e-assist tadpole about a certain speed ... you need more practice.

I am not saying this in a demeaning way.

I liken it to my own MTB...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Maelochs

I use an apparently rare and exotic dressing...

I use an apparently rare and exotic dressing technique best described as "I'm wearing it, I don't care."

People are going to see what they see regardless of what I show, and no matter what people...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By Maelochs

For $14,000 you deserve perfect performance and...

For $14,000 you deserve perfect performance and complete satisfaction.

If the bike doesn't come back perfect from the second shop, call Trek.

I wouldn't put up with that stuff on a $1,400 bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,825
Posted By Maelochs

I watched Part One and half of Part Two ... ...

I watched Part One and half of Part Two ... DVR'd the rest.

Lance is a jerk, he knows it, he is a Very good actor, he does have feelings, but mostly for his kids and a few good friends ... the...
05-29-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Maelochs

Actually, if the exit ramp is in the wilderness,...

Actually, if the exit ramp is in the wilderness, hide the bike really well, take off the wheels and pocket the skewers, lock everything together with a lock and chain, and then lock it all to a tree...
05-26-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Maelochs

I have been seeing these things online for years,...

I have been seeing these things online for years, but never heard anything believable about them. Now you guys have piqued my interest.
05-26-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,181
Posted By Maelochs

Really pretty bike. Super clean and classic...

Really pretty bike. Super clean and classic styling.



One small question .... is it an optical illusion or are those crank arms about as long as a grown man's arm?
05-26-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,693
Posted By Maelochs

Please leave us contact info so we can extend...

Please leave us contact info so we can extend condolences to your family afterwards ....
05-26-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,232
Posted By Maelochs

LOL .... come back and the bike is there, and...

LOL .... come back and the bike is there, and the thief is on the ground. You are all smiles ... until the cops slap the cuffs on you and you are charged with aggravated assault and reckless...
05-26-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,232
Posted By Maelochs

In that case there was probably nothing you could...

In that case there was probably nothing you could have sold her save a Fahgettaboudit U lock or one of those square-link Abus lock-and-chain devices weighing 18 pounds which would have worked
...
05-26-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,232
Posted By Maelochs

The real deal with bike locks is, buy enough lock...

The real deal with bike locks is, buy enough lock to feel secure.Probably 90 percent of the time even a cable is enough, unless you park at a busy rack on a college campus. The rest of the time...
05-26-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,232
Posted By Maelochs

On that principle, the most secure lock is none...

On that principle, the most secure lock is none at all---"That bike is totally not worth stealing even for a joy ride ... it isn't even locked!"
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By Maelochs

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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These are butterfly bars .... but definitely, get a road bike for longer road...
05-25-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Maelochs

Absolutely. You want bang for the buck? Or ... ...

Absolutely. You want bang for the buck? Or ... you will pay more to get a stronger, lighter piece. In either case get a Kalloy Uno.
05-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By Maelochs

Ummmmm ..... so totally wrong. What you are...

Ummmmm ..... so totally wrong.

What you are saying is not "Buy a power meter," but really, "Train harder and more scientifically and increase your physical ability."

Never bad advice ... ...
05-24-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,399
Posted By Maelochs

Light wheels might not help in a time trial, but...

Light wheels might not help in a time trial, but if, like most people, one rides a route with a lot of changes in direction and speed, everything is a little easier with lighter wheels ... ...
05-24-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,099
Posted By Maelochs

I play a tape of Slim Whitman yodeling when I am...

I play a tape of Slim Whitman yodeling when I am in dangerous territory.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Maelochs

Good Info, Racing Dan. I started with the...

Good Info, Racing Dan. I started with the plastikote cables and they did indeed gum up my housings. Not worth the millisecond I might have saved on any particular shift.
05-23-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By Maelochs

Near flawless technique. having done all that...

Near flawless technique. having done all that many times (except building the wheels) I know there are a thousand ways to mess up and he avoids them all.
05-23-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By Maelochs

Rim or disc brakes?

Rim or disc brakes?
05-23-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,399
Posted By Maelochs

I assume you mean new wheels for the Domane? ...

I assume you mean new wheels for the Domane?

I bought a Fuji Sportif (Al frame endurance geometry) a while back and it was comfortable but really sluggish. I threw some Vuelta rims and Conti Sport...
05-23-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,099
Posted By Maelochs

There are no people in your country? I might be...

There are no people in your country? I might be moving there soon.
05-22-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Maelochs

Purely personal aesthetics.

Purely personal aesthetics.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Maelochs

Start a Felt and use the leftover cash to start a...

Start a Felt and use the leftover cash to start a fund for the gravel bike you will buy next season.
05-22-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,099
Posted By Maelochs

I kind of like the fact that humankind hasn't...

I kind of like the fact that humankind hasn't eliminated every other apex predatory species on the planet ...

But as has been noted ... humans are By Far the greatest threat to human beings.
...
05-22-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By Maelochs

Get a smaller chain ring. What other did, can do,...

Get a smaller chain ring. What other did, can do, want to do .... none of it matters. Pro riders can do things I couldn't , even when I was young and in shape. Why should I try to emulate them?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.framedbikes.com/ Never heard...

https://www.framedbikes.com/ Never heard of them before .... I'd do some online searching , they must have some reviews somewhere .... but it is way to o intricate a site to be a total scam,...
05-15-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,252
Posted By Maelochs

McDonalds or Burger King? Try Cervelo.

McDonalds or Burger King?

Try Cervelo.
05-14-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,280
Posted By Maelochs

And unless you have specific sensors on your bike...

And unless you have specific sensors on your bike to measure those things, Strava cannot guestimate. Strava does estimate power numbers, based on I don't know what data, but since it is a guestimate,...
05-14-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.mtbr.com/product/bikes/bike-hardtail/t...

https://www.mtbr.com/product/bikes/bike-hardtail/trek/2000-4500.html
https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/mountain-bikes/trek-4500-review/...
05-14-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,280
Posted By Maelochs

I have heard a few tales of people who drove to...

I have heard a few tales of people who drove to a route start, did a ride, and forgot to turn off Strava, which recorded the drive home. Some amazing times and speeds on those segments.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Maelochs

Every place I have looked shows this bike being...

Every place I have looked shows this bike being sold for more like $1280, or much more, frame only. If you can find one for $280 Ö. Buy it and sell it. Donít ride it, it might be rally broken. :D
...
05-13-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,105
Posted By Maelochs

Consider buying a Chinese CF frame, a 12-speed...

Consider buying a Chinese CF frame, a 12-speed drive train with a pie-plate large cog, and disc brakes .... or look into using a Wolf's Tooth with the 105 set-up on the Canyon. ...
05-13-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Maelochs

Okay. Yes, derailleur hangers are not more...

Okay.
Yes, derailleur hangers are not more robust nor are cables, for the lower-speed designs ....

Not "more robust" as in 'stronger" (which is what the word means) but more tolerant of bad...
05-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Maelochs

Actually, the original M-16 was supposed to have...

Actually, the original M-16 was supposed to have a chromed breech and a cleaning kit. The government decided to cut the chromed breech to cut costs, and didn't issue the guns with cleaning kits,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,969
Posted By Maelochs

Okay, now that I use my brain ... yes I have seen...

Okay, now that I use my brain ... yes I have seen those of TT bikes.

I think i'd want my rear shifter on the aero bar at least .... but whatever works.
05-12-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Maelochs

All I can say is that I set up my bikes properly...

All I can say is that I set up my bikes properly and they work. The idea that things with closer tolerances don't work as well or go out of adjustment more frequently, Because of closer tolerances,...
05-12-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Maelochs

And why, cables don't wear on 8- or 9-speeds? As...

And why, cables don't wear on 8- or 9-speeds? As the owner of bikes with everything from 7- to 11 cogs .... no more need be said, eh?

Anyone who thinks 11-speed is more fragile, less, sturdy,...
05-12-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By Maelochs

Are you sure the spacing is 126 mm? If it is,...

Are you sure the spacing is 126 mm? If it is, definitely cold-set the rear width to 130. Sheldon Brown's page has instructions .... I used a threaded 3/8 steel rod with a couple nuts---fit the rod...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,969
Posted By Maelochs

where would the shifters go normally?

where would the shifters go normally?
05-10-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Maelochs

Why would they fall out of alignment? If your...

Why would they fall out of alignment? If your bike is built well and you keep everything tight and right ... what is going to "fall out of alignment"? I have three bikes with 11 speeds, a tern and a...
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