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06-18-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,994
Posted By Maelochs

As I understand it, one reason tariffs were...

As I understand it, one reason tariffs were imposed was to offset competition advantages gained by companies doing business with China, where many industries are subsidized beyond what the U.S....
06-18-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,987
Posted By Maelochs

I think police motorcycles are less useful...

I think police motorcycles are less useful because really, what can they do besides traffic stops which don't result in an arrest? I see a few, but for about the same money probably, a municipality...
06-18-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,433
Posted By Maelochs

I disagree that a bad attitude doesn't influence...

I disagree that a bad attitude doesn't influence the situation ... and I believe a good attitude does as well. Don't care in the least who disagrees ... but humorously, the people who trend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,729
Posted By Maelochs

I agree with the Mighty KraneXL---most cyclists...

I agree with the Mighty KraneXL---most cyclists aren't smart enough to ride well in the rain. After all, between a fifth and a third of accidents involving cyclists supposedly happened in the rain.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,725
Posted By Maelochs

See posts #6...

See posts #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) , #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) , #10...
06-18-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,046
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, 08:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,046
Posted By Maelochs

I have no problem with Anything a person rides. I...

I have no problem with Anything a person rides. I don't care if it is $10 Good Will bike a $10,000 high-end bike.

The whole point is that the Cost of the bike is not the point. Riding is what...
06-18-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,987
Posted By Maelochs

As for the rank nonsense and (probably...

As for the rank nonsense and (probably ignorantly) offensive things a certain poster has been saying ... i will use my best judgment and ignore them. There is a lot of good stuff in this thread once...
06-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,987
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.
06-18-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,118
Posted By Maelochs

Lol, BookFinder .... don't. Seventeen days...

Lol, BookFinder .... don't.

Seventeen days from now you will be asking yourself why you bothered ....

I am not taking anyone's side here .... just speaking from My experience ... having...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Maelochs

I have no Actual opinion (use-based opinion) on...

I have no Actual opinion (use-based opinion) on this drive train. I have a lot of issues with the drive train based on engineering (efficiency loss, unnecessary gear range) and think it is more a...
06-17-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,046
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...
06-17-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,118
Posted By Maelochs

This is the real issue. The OP couple do not...

This is the real issue.

The OP couple do not want to spend a lot of money on something they might not continue to do .... and possibly just don't have a lot of extra cash in the budget for Any...
06-15-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,118
Posted By Maelochs

I never quite reached 300 but got uncomfortably...

I never quite reached 300 but got uncomfortably close--and after and injury and a bunch of setbacks, I am too close again.

I Love biking. Pulling all this extra weight Really sucks, the hills are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,729
Posted By Maelochs

This is accurate to a degree. I know that if I...

This is accurate to a degree. I know that if I get out there and jsut do it, after the first ten minutes I will be glad I am riding. But more and more I tend not to ride if it is steadily raining---I...
06-15-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Maelochs

I have tested yellow lenses at night and find...

I have tested yellow lenses at night and find that they do filter out some light. I could still see well enough---they don't filter much---but they are darker than clear, so vision through them is...
06-15-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Maelochs

For every supposed fan of anarchy .... give it a...

For every supposed fan of anarchy .... give it a shot.
06-15-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,036
Posted By Maelochs

I don't cycle at work.

I don't cycle at work.
06-15-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,046
Posted By Maelochs

Unless you make TrekMogul kind of money, in which...

Unless you make TrekMogul kind of money, in which case you should spread hundreds of thousands of dollars across many bikes. :D

I'd hire a trainer and spend a year getting back to the kind of...
06-15-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Maelochs

That people are bickering over it, though is the...

That people are bickering over it, though is the pure essence of A&S on BF.
06-15-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,949
Posted By Maelochs

Why not? if not murder, at least responsibility...

Why not? if not murder, at least responsibility for the death. After all, in the example you give the cyclist's illegal behavior was the cause of a fatality. No different than committing a burglary...
06-14-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,046
Posted By Maelochs

This thread is turning out way better than I had...

This thread is turning out way better than I had anticipated.
06-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Maelochs

I checked out the Fuji Yari extensively a while...

I checked out the Fuji Yari extensively a while back. (Fuji Bikes | Jari (http://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/road/adventure-and-touring/jari)) I looked at the Haanjo also.

I'd suggest a bike with...
06-14-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,293
Posted By Maelochs

Come on ... you are smarter than this. If...

Come on ... you are smarter than this.

If the driver can lie and say s/he didn't see the cyclist, s/he can say it no matter where the cyclist was in the lane. And the driver, who is already lying,...
06-14-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,433
Posted By Maelochs

Depends.

Depends.
06-14-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Maelochs

Not seeing where crickets and fireflies have to...

Not seeing where crickets and fireflies have to worry about colliding with automobiles. Not seeing where pulsing lights are going to attract that much more attention. Can see where this is one more...
06-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
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, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,293
Posted By Maelochs

Same thing again. I am neither timid nr invisible...

Same thing again. I am neither timid nr invisible ... and like Mr. Canklecat, I take the lane for safety ... but not as a rule or a regular riding position. I take the lane actively in advance to...
06-14-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,293
Posted By Maelochs

People keep making this claim. I have been riding...

People keep making this claim. I have been riding on the road for more than 50 years and have not seen it validated.

Idiots will be idiots. Kind people will be kind. Decent people, people afraid...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Maelochs

Two recent threads examining this issue ... I...

Two recent threads examining this issue ... I assume the same people will post he same stuff in this thread.
...
06-14-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By Maelochs

Howdy, youngster. We needed some kids to join. :D

Howdy, youngster. We needed some kids to join. :D
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By Maelochs

I have to join the "Pass" side of this one. Most...

I have to join the "Pass" side of this one. Most bike shops won't have the specific tools for the bike, and there are ways to do damage (such as trying to unthread a bottom-bracket cup which...
06-14-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
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: 141
Views: 7,987
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: 149
Views: 7,046
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, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Maelochs

The Trek is much smaller ... and much cleaner....

The Trek is much smaller ... and much cleaner. You can tell a shop or an enthusiast really wants to get max money for it. Nice detailing. The bike looks ready to go, the paint isn't all chipped and...
06-13-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Maelochs

Okay ... had to tell, but it looks like the...

Okay ... had to tell, but it looks like the Cannondale is set up for someone over six feet tall and the Trek for a much shorter rider. I don't see how both could fit.

I haven't looked much at the...
06-13-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Maelochs

It seems the Trek was introduced in 212 ns is a...

It seems the Trek was introduced in 212 ns is a basic Al-framed hardtail with a cheesy front shock. (TREK 7300 bicycle specifications. Bike weight, wheel diameter, frame, brake system, gear system,...
06-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,046
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Maelochs

So ... you have no issue with a four-year-old...

So ... you have no issue with a four-year-old leaping onto pavement, in traffic, while traveling 15 mph? After all, what could possibly go wrong?

I'd be a little scared to put my kids in a...
06-13-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,046
Posted By Maelochs

You could build a pet hospital in Rwanda for that...

You could build a pet hospital in Rwanda for that kind of money. :D
06-13-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Maelochs

There might be ways to post links using a bit of...

There might be ways to post links using a bit of c r e ativity. And without actually seeing the bikes in person no one here can tell if they are good or trash. And no one here knows if they fit you....
06-13-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,046
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...
06-13-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Maelochs

I'd look at the design of a behind-the-saddle...

I'd look at the design of a behind-the-saddle child carrier for tips on what to build.

If you crash going ten or fifteen mph, the dog is going to hit the ground hard, even in a basket or...
06-13-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,905
Posted By Maelochs

So much defense of position here .... so little...

So much defense of position here .... so little interference from pesky facts.

Whatever.

I frankly don't care if more people cycle or not---how does it Immediately affect me? Generally, the...
06-13-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,293
Posted By Maelochs

The top. One hundred percent of the time.

The top. One hundred percent of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Maelochs

Depends on your budget. You could make it into a...

Depends on your budget. You could make it into a Lunar lander if you were willing to lay out the cash.

Handlebar shifters---trigger shifters---from a flat-bar road bike would be the cheapest,...
06-12-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,905
Posted By Maelochs

As has been touched upon here .... almost all...

As has been touched upon here .... almost all U.S. bike infrastructure is shoehorned in so as to give bikes a place to be, safe and useful or not, among the cars. Roads are designed by automobile...
06-12-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,038
Posted By Maelochs

I think we have seen the best of Hr1 and it has...

I think we have seen the best of Hr1 and it has come time to stop throwing food to the beast under the bridge.
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