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10-19-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 242
Posted By Maelochs

It is good that you came here to ask quiestions. ...

It is good that you came here to ask quiestions.

You could buy a used bike with a host of problems ... or buy the wrong parts or whatever .... and then pay someone a ton to do the work .... when...
10-19-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 242
Posted By Maelochs

You could potentially spend enough that you could...

You could potentially spend enough that you could have bought a new bike.
10-19-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,878
Posted By Maelochs

livedarklions : You of all people should know...

livedarklions : You of all people should know better than to take me too seriously.

I actually studied sports nutrition a tiny bit, and a smaller bit about geriatric nutrition and exercise, and...
10-19-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,878
Posted By Maelochs

Pretty sure that goes well beyond what most...

Pretty sure that goes well beyond what most people would call, "recreational."

That's essentially riding all three Grands Tours in a season..... seems to stretch the definition .......
10-19-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Maelochs

Any hybrid bike is going to feel much different...

Any hybrid bike is going to feel much different than a road bike.

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10-19-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,300
Posted By Maelochs

Indeed .... but then, I am not in a life vest...

Indeed .... but then, I am not in a life vest floating in the open ocean, and if I was ... i would ditch the bicycle and there goes the light. :D

I use Cygolite Hotshots, in a few different...
10-18-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,300
Posted By Maelochs

overkill, perhaps, but certainly well above...

overkill, perhaps, but certainly well above minimum requirements.

I figure half a mile is fine for cars and other road-going vehicles because most of them--even tankers---can turn or stop a lot...
10-18-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,300
Posted By Maelochs

Some folks seem not to grasp the concept of "quit...

Some folks seem not to grasp the concept of "quit while you are ahead," or even, "Don't dig that hole any deeper."

Fact is, instead of composing snarky posts, you could have done a simple internet...
10-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Maelochs

I would like to expand on or support three points...

I would like to expand on or support three points others have raised This is sort of step one. If the saddle doesn't offer support where you need it, the saddler won't be comfortable. A shoe which...
10-18-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,300
Posted By Maelochs

No, as I said a few times, every state has its...

No, as I said a few times, every state has its own, and almost all of them are almost entirely identical. Yeah, that happens .... it is rumored (but not yet proven in court) that I might have even...
10-18-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,300
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... took me about ten seconds. I told...

Yeah ... took me about ten seconds.

I told people that researching the Uniform Traffic Code would yield this information .... but some folks decided to argue with snark instead of taking ten...
10-18-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,300
Posted By Maelochs

Florida Uniform Traffic Code 316, section 2065: ...

Florida Uniform Traffic Code 316, section 2065: (https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2018/0316.2065) 316.2065 Bicycle regulations.—

(1) Every person propelling a vehicle by human power has all...
10-17-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Maelochs

A low-end BD bike with suspensio0n will be worlds...

A low-end BD bike with suspensio0n will be worlds better than the Walmart bike you posted.

Because you don't really plan to work the suspension, even a decent low-end fork will work. But you...
10-17-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Maelochs

Just ride your bike. No one can answer your...

Just ride your bike.

No one can answer your question specifically because none of us know what ratios you have on your current bike or what ratios you have on your new bike.

The good part is,...
10-17-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,300
Posted By Maelochs

Most states specify a white light out front and a...

Most states specify a white light out front and a red in the back Most states specify how far away the lights must be visible. Research "Uniform Traffic Code" for your state.

As canklecat notes,...
10-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,878
Posted By Maelochs

REDMASTA stole my answer, generally ... I was...

REDMASTA stole my answer, generally ... I was going to say "Eating." He wins, and bravo.

Second would be "Easily."

Last I checked, an active 200-lb adult male needs 60-70 grams of protein .......
10-16-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By Maelochs

Whatever it is it must add appreciably to the...

Whatever it is it must add appreciably to the quality or enjoyment of the ride in some way. It has to do something I need done better than the stuff on the market which already does that stuff....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,149
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ..... hmmmm. It is probablye that a lot of...

Yeah ..... hmmmm. It is probablye that a lot of people could do a hugely smaller amount of harm by not turning on the AC or heat until their homes got a few degrees hotter or cooler than they now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,149
Posted By Maelochs

Good point and thanks for raising it. Please...

Good point and thanks for raising it. Please don't Ever lubricate your birds with teflon.
10-11-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... get serious, then. if it were me...

Okay .... get serious, then.

if it were me I would get geometry charts for both bikes. I would figure out exactly what dimensions---stack and reach, pedal to seat, seat post to bars ... i would...
10-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By Maelochs

The Quick will lose the length of the...

The Quick will lose the length of the bars---probably 70-100 mm--off the total reach if you perform the conversion. I can't find the geometry charts for the two frames (honestly didn't try...
10-11-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,068
Posted By Maelochs

Normally I skip these threads because of the bad...

Normally I skip these threads because of the bad memories, but this one was actually entertaining, if a little painful.

Some pretty good stories here. Thanks for sharing. Some of them I...
10-11-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,465
Posted By Maelochs

^That looks a lot more stable. Nothing wrong...

^That looks a lot more stable.

Nothing wrong with a high-bar cruiser. It is just that the style of bike is very limited in its uses. But for relaxed cruising on paved surfaces, if you want your...
10-11-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,182
Posted By Maelochs

As for saddle bags, I discount a lot of what I...

As for saddle bags, I discount a lot of what I read in bike mags and websites---we all know that the mags write good reviews in order to get sponsored gear. However---The Best Bicycle Saddle Bags of...
10-11-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,182
Posted By Maelochs

Most saddle bags come with straps or clips for...

Most saddle bags come with straps or clips for mounting. Most mini-pumps come with mounts which attach under the water-bottle cage. I would not buy a pump that didn't come with a carrier.
GREsp15...
10-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,465
Posted By Maelochs

That is one beautiful bit of machinery.

That is one beautiful bit of machinery.
10-10-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Maelochs

Since I have enough road bikes, I'd go with a...

Since I have enough road bikes, I'd go with a disc-equipped CF gravel frame with clearance for 45s. However, priority is low because there isn't really any good gravel riding near where I live.
10-10-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,182
Posted By Maelochs

I recommend: a multi-tool or at least a...

I recommend: a multi-tool or at least a reversible mini-screwdriver (flat and Phillips) or a pair of small screwdrivers and a few Allen wrnches (you can get a three-headed unit with the most popular...
10-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,257
Posted By Maelochs

Massachusetts has a lot of hills .... if you ever...

Massachusetts has a lot of hills .... if you ever want to get off the bike path you will definitely want some gears. Western Mass has some actual mountains.

If all you really want to do is ride...
10-08-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,465
Posted By Maelochs

I am sort of mystified, after reading your...

I am sort of mystified, after reading your glowing review of your Zaskar and then seeing what you claim is the actual bike. That bike in the picture is suitable for sub-10mph parking-lot cruises and...
10-06-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,465
Posted By Maelochs

This thread highlights the importance of the...

This thread highlights the importance of the rider's experience--not the years of experience, but the on-the-bike riding experience.
Mooisture really likes his bike. He feels good on the bike, he...
10-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Maelochs

China is a great source for cheap CF because it...

China is a great source for cheap CF because it doesn't tkae a ton of talent to lay up CF .... not saying it doesn't take care, but most of the difficulty is in the desing.

Titanium is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Maelochs

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

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10-05-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,029
Posted By Maelochs

I like the part where I ride a bike. ...

I like the part where I ride a bike.

Cycling, in other words.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Maelochs

Practice. Micro-adjust as your body adapts. Enjoy.

Practice. Micro-adjust as your body adapts. Enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,481
Posted By Maelochs

I did an informal experiment with my Fuji...

I did an informal experiment with my Fuji Sportif---rode it a bunch with the stock boat-anchor wheels and granite tires, then rode it a bunch more with lightweight Vueltas and Conti GP GTs, then rode...
10-02-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,368
Posted By Maelochs

Seriously, either bike is so good that you...

Seriously, either bike is so good that you wouldn't be able to make an objective judgement, particularly since it will likely be a season or two before you could get to know either of them---the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,481
Posted By Maelochs

Everyone knows that gravity's effects change...

Everyone knows that gravity's effects change depending on the chemical composition of the mass. Carbon fiber has vastly different gravitational properties than human fat, bone, or muscle, so weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By Maelochs

I stand by my view---the vast majority of bikes...

I stand by my view---the vast majority of bikes sold in the US are sold by big-box stores, to people who think a $400 bike is ridiculously overpriced.

The profit margin on these bikes is minimal,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,590
Posted By Maelochs

The one thing I see a lot in this thread is that...

The one thing I see a lot in this thread is that normal tires at normal pressures work well on reasonably good pavement, and wider, softer tires work better on bad pavement.

I am sure everyone...
10-01-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By Maelochs

I too hate to drive to ride, but the nearest MTB...

I too hate to drive to ride, but the nearest MTB trails are so far from where I live---45 miles---that I have no choice. I have some decent riding roads around here but if I move to somewhere lacking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,129
Posted By Maelochs

I have read all the threads on this here ... and...

I have read all the threads on this here ... and some people Will say exactly what you want to hear .... whatever that may be.

If I had some definitive answer .... but I don't believe there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,129
Posted By Maelochs

Experiment. personal taste is more at play here...

Experiment. personal taste is more at play here than hard data. Find the widest tires you can fit on your rims and give it a try. Play with different pressures. I am not convinced that three is all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,590
Posted By Maelochs

Daniel S, you are new here, so you don't remember...

Daniel S, you are new here, so you don't remember Inpd ..... he was a much-respected poster here. I am glad you resurrected this thread. i t is a nice reminder ot a member who has passed.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Maelochs

Well .... did it work? Did the shop mechanic...

Well .... did it work? Did the shop mechanic preserve the paint? If the guy can do the job properly, who cares how? If the guy is that good, why buy an expensive tool to get the same result?
09-28-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By Maelochs

yes, that is a much better idea.

yes, that is a much better idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By Maelochs

This is ..... well .... never mind. A bike...

This is ..... well .... never mind.

A bike is not "made" for short or long rides. If you get a bike which you can ride comfortably, you can ride it comfortably for as long as you want.

I...
09-28-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By Maelochs

If You look at the original suggested mounting...

If You look at the original suggested mounting method, with one rack tube on each side of the fork leg, thus splitting the force, two mounting points are obviously stronger than one, and there...
09-28-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By Maelochs

That looks like a metal fork. If it si .... ...

That looks like a metal fork. If it si .... could you not drill the inner side of the leg and tap it or insert a Riv-nut or whatever and use the rack as intended?
09-27-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By Maelochs

Did you mean the Fantom 2.5?...

Did you mean the Fantom 2.5? http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/275-650b-bikes/fantom2p5-eagle-mtb-275.htmLooks like a decent bike, and i have had good experiences with BikesDirect .... ...
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