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01-22-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 414
Posted By Maelochs

Either way is expensive. Best bet is to buy...

Either way is expensive.

Best bet is to buy all the tools you will need first. Make a plan, look up all the prices on various websites, (including the cost of tools) and do the math---probably it...
01-16-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,906
Posted By Maelochs

Ride it into the lobby. Track-stand while...

Ride it into the lobby. Track-stand while checking in. People will say a lot of things, but, "Don't take that in your room" won't be one of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,084
Posted By Maelochs

Everything has been covered. The only thing I...

Everything has been covered. The only thing I would emphasize is Bring Two Headlights. You might have forgotten to charge, or the plug might not have been all the way in, or any number of things...
01-16-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Maelochs

I built a rack to hang my bikes---alloy and cf...

I built a rack to hang my bikes---alloy and cf wheels. Never an issue. Heaviest bike is about 30 lbs.
01-07-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 483
Posted By Maelochs

If you are a new rider, unless you have a couple...

If you are a new rider, unless you have a couple good friends who know a lot about bikes and are generous with their time, I'd recommend avoiding used bikes. Easy to find a hidden gem, easy to buy a...
01-07-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 483
Posted By Maelochs

Indeed .... but check your calendar. 1899 was a...

Indeed .... but check your calendar. 1899 was a little while ago.

The entire human race came from a small region in Africa, apparently. Therefore we are all African?
01-07-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By Maelochs

I can't recommend a used bike, particularly...

I can't recommend a used bike, particularly bought online, for someone who has never owned a bike.

The purchaser cannot know what size bike will fit if s/he hasn't spent a lo of time at bike shops...
01-06-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By Maelochs

OP ( another One and Done) never mentioned...

OP ( another One and Done) never mentioned commuting. He said he wants to bike instead of going to the gym.
01-06-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 442
Posted By Maelochs

Check this...

Check this out---https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp?

You really have to try different bikes because every bike is a little different---saddle position, stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,445
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1191112-br...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1191112-breezer-radar.html
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Maelochs

The dimensions are great ... except I don't do...

The dimensions are great ... except I don't do gravel, I have a touring bike already which is stiff enough to carry a full load. The bike I want to replace is a sport bike (a "racer") and since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Maelochs

Thanks Tyrion ... I was looking hard at this (I...

Thanks Tyrion ... I was looking hard at this (I need a steel frame----the Raleigh has been bent and straightened too many times and nothing seems quite square.) I have a 105 hydro disc groupset on...
01-03-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By Maelochs

No clue but i sympathize. I have a beautiful...

No clue but i sympathize. I have a beautiful Chinese CF endurance framed bike with custom wheels and 105 group. I have changed the chain , pedals, rear derailleurs, moved and removed and repositioned...
01-02-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By Maelochs

it's not an assumption becuase He Says it. ...

it's not an assumption becuase He Says it.

He says he has never restored a bike, but has bought other crap. That Is What He Says.

Pardon me for responding to what a person actually says. Or...
01-02-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By Maelochs

Well ... he Says he is .... if he meant...

Well ... he Says he is ....

if he meant "wary" then he should have said "wary." He said "weary," as in "tired of doing it."

If he meant "wary," then fine. No problem either way.
01-02-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By Maelochs

Why are you buying bicycles which are piles of...

Why are you buying bicycles which are piles of crap? it is seriously hard to buy a new bike today which is really a "pile of crap' unless you shop at big-box stores. If you are buying crappy used...
01-02-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,429
Posted By Maelochs

CBD is not a supplement. It is useful for...

CBD is not a supplement. It is useful for fighting pain and inflammation, creates calmness to some degree, (limiting the fight/flight reflex.) People generally use CBD oil-based creams or liquids as...
01-01-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,429
Posted By Maelochs

I just took a Continuing Ed course on the...

I just took a Continuing Ed course on the Endocannabinoid system (ECS), the the network of receptors in your body which respond to THC and CBD. I have a 37-page slide show if anyone wants actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Maelochs

I am a little over 6 foot and have bikes with...

I am a little over 6 foot and have bikes with 165, 170, and 175. I can't tell much after a couple minutes. I have long legs and prefer 175, but I adapt immediately to whatever I am riding. Even if...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,439
Posted By Maelochs

You wouldn't. We get it. /thread.

You wouldn't. We get it.
/thread.
12-31-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

Man, Huffy just can't get no respect anymore. ...

Man, Huffy just can't get no respect anymore.

they used to be the lead standard.
12-31-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,384
Posted By Maelochs

The latest tech! Rides so smooth it flows like...

The latest tech! Rides so smooth it flows like liquid over the pavement.
12-31-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Maelochs

Also, you say "All of the brand new midrange...

Also, you say "All of the brand new midrange bikes I have bought had all sorts of problems, so not exactly sure if repeating the same mistakes all over again would be the best thing to do at this...
12-31-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Maelochs

I definitely cannot recommend the XB3 Tourist...

I definitely cannot recommend the XB3 Tourist since it “is long gone now.” Why you would mention a bike that doesn’t exist is hard to understand.

The other two are probably very similar. The...
12-31-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Maelochs

I generally advise against people who have...

I generally advise against people who have stopped breathing, to take up cycling. otherwise, go for it.
12-31-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,384
Posted By Maelochs

I only respond to "Help me pick a bike" threads...

I only respond to "Help me pick a bike" threads if they are the poster's first post.
12-31-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

I spent many, many years commuting on trash...

I spent many, many years commuting on trash bikes, and many years commuting on better bikes. I actually have the experiences some of you say i should get before commenting. Most of you simply do not....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 303
Posted By Maelochs

Found a few dry hours during nonstop days of rain...

Found a few dry hours during nonstop days of rain ... also go t soaked once. Short rides, and pitifully slow, but bike rides .....
12-26-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By Maelochs

Go to Walmart or any big-box store, or much...

Go to Walmart or any big-box store, or much better, any local bike co-op if your town or city has one, and get the cheapest bike you can. See if you actually ride it.

Five miles on a bike is 25...
12-26-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By Maelochs

Small market, and as Wildwood notes, probably a...

Small market, and as Wildwood notes, probably a short production run ... and a high profit margin, The tracking app is a gimmick ... but a good one, because the people who would buy a bike like this...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,477
Posted By Maelochs

Good to see this thread is still going. Going to...

Good to see this thread is still going. Going to watch those reviews----thanks for taking the time and making the effort.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,172
Posted By Maelochs

LOL, I never planned to put any weight back on....

LOL, I never planned to put any weight back on. .... Life had other plans. Broken collar bone, employment issues, lots of health and stress issues .... Stuff. I could have had more willpower, but I...
12-23-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By Maelochs

I used to do a spin class with a guy who was 85,...

I used to do a spin class with a guy who was 85, and in amazing condition. He said her didn't notice a dramatic slowdown until after 80.

Considering I could work for the next two decades and never...
12-23-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

Beaten to death .... for about the sixth time. ...

Beaten to death .... for about the sixth time.

If all someone can afford is a Walmart bike, there it is. But I would advise anyone depending on a Walmart bike for daily transport to scour the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,518
Posted By Maelochs

I waxed for a while, plan to start again .... in...

I waxed for a while, plan to start again .... in fact, just bought two blocks of Gulf wax about four days ago.

I use mineral spirits instead of gasoline for cleaning, but I have used gasoline too...
12-22-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

Based on my own multi-decade experience .... the...

Based on my own multi-decade experience .... the better stuff lasts At least as long, stays adjusted longer, and works better from the first day onward.

The cheap stuff has cheaper materials,...
12-22-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

By the way ./.... expensive and light is Not...

By the way ./.... expensive and light is Not fragile. The reason it is expensive is because it is hard to make it both light and strong .... when it is light and strong, it is expensive.

So,...
12-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Maelochs

https://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1989/pages/br...

https://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1989/pages/bridgestone-1989-06.htm----ChroMo frame and forks, Deore LX 21-speed, canti brakes ......
12-20-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Maelochs

I owned the 1988 version and it is a fantastic...

I owned the 1988 version and it is a fantastic bike. A little heavy by today's standards, but absolutely bulletproof. You should be able to use just about any 26" tire .... but obviously a tire...
12-20-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, super /... completely irrelevant. We...

Yeah, super /... completely irrelevant.

We are discussing bikes which cost $100--$2-00 versus bikes which cost at least five times that.

And I am not really swayed by what a magazine finds ......
12-20-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

The idea that expensive gear breaks with anything...

The idea that expensive gear breaks with anything like the frequency of ultra-cheap components is pure BS. I have some very light, low-spoke-count wheels which hold up just fine. I have 105 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,172
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... but if I had to give the bike back...

Yeah ... but if I had to give the bike back every time I gained weight, I'd be several bikes in debt.
12-19-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

Right, but Unapomer did all his own work, and...

Right, but Unapomer did all his own work, and all the research needed to even know what a bottom bracket was, and which would fit his bike, how to open, lubricate and adjust cup-and-cone hubs ... a...
12-19-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,069
Posted By Maelochs

If you can live a satisfying life without road...

If you can live a satisfying life without road cycling, feel safer, and are less stressed .... wait, what the problem again?
12-19-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

Yup. I have very long legs and arms and a small,...

Yup. I have very long legs and arms and a small, very round body---most bikes people say "should fit" are either unrideablle or just get very uncomfortable. (Though I was a bit less round then.) The...
12-19-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

Everyone here who I find rational admits that at...

Everyone here who I find rational admits that at the least a new buyer should take a big-box bike to a shop for a complete goping-over---not a "tune-up" but a complete tear-down and rebuild, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Maelochs

I *think* but am not sure, that the FSA is SRAM...

I *think* but am not sure, that the FSA is SRAM spec, that it, it has a 24 mm drive-side and 22 mm left-side spindle. You need to make sure.

The guy on the Hambini site says the same thing I hear...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Maelochs

I have Wheels BBs in three bikes and they are...

I have Wheels BBs in three bikes and they are pretty much bulletproof. Easy to install and also to remove, which is handy if you have internal cables. No squeaks, creaks, grinding nothing at all....
12-18-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,455
Posted By Maelochs

I still say my response is the best----spend...

I still say my response is the best----spend $100, buy a Walmart bike, and see for yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By Maelochs

""I am a real human being person ... " ...

""I am a real human being person ... "

Don't tell me your problems ....
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