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02-03-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Maelochs

Keep us posted .... and post pictures, please.

Keep us posted .... and post pictures, please.
01-24-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Maelochs

In general I find 12-28 works as well as or...

In general I find 12-28 works as well as or better than 11-28---I am never spinning 12x50 at 110 rpm for more than a few seconds .... but then, I live in Flatahoma, where driveways are considered...
01-21-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Maelochs

Scattante was the house brand for performance...

Scattante was the house brand for performance bikes, back when Performance Bikes was sort of competing with Nashbar as the go-to lo-budget online shop. I don't think it does them any disservice to...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,933
Posted By Maelochs

I am so glad that we have Mr. Rydabent to give us...

I am so glad that we have Mr. Rydabent to give us objective definitions for subjective terms. :D
01-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,580
Posted By Maelochs

Wow .... it's getting so that almost no one...

Wow .... it's getting so that almost no one takes the bait around here, any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Maelochs

If you know enough about your proportions and...

If you know enough about your proportions and preferences, you can look at the various bikes' geometry charts and pretty much figure if you could fit them to you and vice versa.

If you are unsure...
01-15-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,580
Posted By Maelochs

Ummmm .... by that logic, my wheels should be...

Ummmm .... by that logic, my wheels should be like other vehicles' wheels, too?

I say, shaped beam or not, my lights should be adjusted so i can operate safely without endangering others or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Maelochs

if I had unlimited cash, but not twice that much...

if I had unlimited cash, but not twice that much .... :D ... I'd by a cheapy to just keep on the road until i could get what I really wanted.

I guarantee you, if I am dropping $12K on a bike I...
01-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,534
Posted By Maelochs

Everyone is different. And everyone changes (see...

Everyone is different. And everyone changes (see retrogrouch's story above.)

IMO, pdlamb nailed it here:When I really want to dive into a downhill bend and nail the apex and duck my shoulder and...
01-14-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,580
Posted By Maelochs

As I said above, based on personal observation, I...

As I said above, based on personal observation, I can spot a cyclist with a flashing front light more easily in daylight than a cyclist with a steady front light---I assume this is due to the...
01-14-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,884
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... somebody tell the guy about the...

Okay .... somebody tell the guy about the picture rule.

if you don't post a picture of your new bike, we get to come to your house and claim it ..... since we might be about the same size, I...
01-14-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,534
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting. What I gather from all this is...

Interesting.

What I gather from all this is that most riders sustain some mental damage, and most get over it mostly.

Take the mental damage seriously, might be my advice. Don't let it stop you...
01-14-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,580
Posted By Maelochs

This is where people might explain to some other...

This is where people might explain to some other people that if your light is that bright and is aimed at oncoming cars you have a huge problem whether it is flashing or not.

If oncoming drivers...
01-13-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Maelochs

My take is, replacing the rear derailleur will...

My take is, replacing the rear derailleur will only help fo that is the problem. Suppose one of the shifters broke internally .... or the freewheel isn't installed properly ... or the cable has grit...
01-12-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By Maelochs

Having watched the video, I'd have to say I am...

Having watched the video, I'd have to say I am glad I got Micronew.
01-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Maelochs

Those all look like normal-sized bikes.

Those all look like normal-sized bikes.
01-06-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By Maelochs

No way anyone can tell if it is a good deal. If...

No way anyone can tell if it is a good deal. If it doesn't fit .... obviously, no. If it has issues we don't know about .... if the parts are worn enough to need replacing .... if the tires are...
01-06-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By Maelochs

You can always lock your bike with a light cable...

You can always lock your bike with a light cable and take the rear wheel with you into the restroom. Or .... just take both skewers.
01-04-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By Maelochs

Something to consider .... You can probably push...

Something to consider .... You can probably push yourself a long way on too little food and water .... but you will pay for it later.

Better to get the couple hundred calories you can each hour...
01-04-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By Maelochs

I suggest you take test rides wherever you can...

I suggest you take test rides wherever you can ... or not. Really, come on .... if you ask about some bike component with which I happen to be familiar, I will try to help, but ... where to...
01-04-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Maelochs

People will no doubt post gear-inch calculators...

People will no doubt post gear-inch calculators .... or you could google them.

We have no idea what cassette you have, but you can find out, and figure out what the gear rations (or gear inches,...
01-04-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By Maelochs

I have a 1983 Cannondale in Extra-Huge---came...

I have a 1983 Cannondale in Extra-Huge---came with a rear derailleur which Cannondale only used for a year because it was the smoothest-shifting and least reliable ever made. Had Sugino half-step...
01-04-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By Maelochs

I use thin strips of old inner tubes---for...

I use thin strips of old inner tubes---for everything. Much stronger and much more durable/ UV-resistant than any other elastic I have tried---including hair ties, which don't last too long but are...
01-04-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By Maelochs

Perfect illustration of Bike Forums at its best....

Perfect illustration of Bike Forums at its best. Great info here
01-03-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/f...

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/docs/competitivecyclist/fitcal/road-fit.pdf
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By Maelochs

Looks cool, great paint .... and you like riding...

Looks cool, great paint .... and you like riding it. hat trick.
12-31-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By Maelochs

How much are you willing to pay? How much of...

How much are you willing to pay?

How much of a new bike could you get for that much money or maybe a little more?

$1500 could probably get you a decent new bike---one which would already be in...
12-30-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By Maelochs

If it is 105 10-speed ... you are going to have...

If it is 105 10-speed ... you are going to have to upgrade with Tiagra or upgrade the whole drivetrain ... I guess a new Tiagra cassette isn't a big loss by comparison .... I saw a 2015 with...
12-29-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,287
Posted By Maelochs

I guess a lot of posters here only appreciate...

I guess a lot of posters here only appreciate their own humor ... but hey .... lighten up. We're laughing at you.
12-29-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By Maelochs

I can vouch for this. 8000 brifters were running...

I can vouch for this. 8000 brifters were running $200 + for Singles .... I was lucky to find an old 6800 fr a slightly less ridiculous price, but I got the wholel group set on sale from one of the...
12-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By Maelochs

CF bike with 6800? Why sell it? Markets...

CF bike with 6800? Why sell it?

Markets vary. East Outhouse, North Dakota probably doesn't have a lot of listings ... yours might be the only bike in the local classifieds all year .... but...
12-28-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By Maelochs

From the thread title, I thought the guy was...

From the thread title, I thought the guy was falling over a lot ... was going to suggest more practice unclipping .....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Maelochs

Thing is for two frames of equal quality, the CF...

Thing is for two frames of equal quality, the CF frame will cost More.

If the AL and CF frame cost the same, the CF frame probably won't perform as well.

Say ... you should watch that video.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Maelochs

Value is n't fixed. if all my bikes were...

Value is n't fixed.

if all my bikes were given to me free, what would be the difference in "value" between one or another?

For people actually paying for their bikes, the tiny potential...
12-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,702
Posted By Maelochs

Whenever I ride I pass so many unhappy riders who...

Whenever I ride I pass so many unhappy riders who tell me, "I wish my bike sucked so i could enjoy riding it."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Maelochs

I tho0ught I might be the first with stollen baby...

I tho0ught I might be the first with stollen baby bolts, but ....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Maelochs

The added cost is the decal on the downtube. Some...

The added cost is the decal on the downtube. Some decals are really expensive.
12-26-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Maelochs

Nice-looking bike.

Nice-looking bike.
12-26-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By Maelochs

And finding your limit is a matter of ... ...

And finding your limit is a matter of ... low-siding and grinding all the skin off one side of your body. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By Maelochs

If you are planning to race, the Dura-ace and...

If you are planning to race, the Dura-ace and wheels and power meter .... because for serious training nowadays a power meter is considered a necessity. For a bike to just ride, well ... people...
12-25-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By Maelochs

Different cornering styles, but mostly the riders...

Different cornering styles, but mostly the riders seem to be leaning with the bike, occasionally with a leg or shoulder leaning inward to get a little extra tightening of the line ... it seems. I...
12-25-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,489
Posted By Maelochs

A sharp knife

A sharp knife
12-24-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By Maelochs

Just like anything else on the road, Don't have...

Just like anything else on the road, Don't have accidents, don't cause accidents, and enjoy the ride.

More than that I cannot say .... specific advice in a general situation......
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Maelochs

I like the video---breaks things down pretty...

I like the video---breaks things down pretty honestly, IMO.
12-24-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By Maelochs

I have a full Ultegra bike and a couple with 105....

I have a full Ultegra bike and a couple with 105. When I am riding the Ultegra bike I would swear it shifts a microminimal bit more quickly and smoothly ... and when riding the 105 bikes, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Maelochs

I agree mostly with znomit---at the very least...

I agree mostly with znomit---at the very least visit the local shops (assuming there are any, assuming they are open, assuming they have bikes to test, assuming they let you test .... whatever.) Fit...
12-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,632
Posted By Maelochs

Possibly ... but think not. In my limited...

Possibly ... but think not.

In my limited half-century of road-riding experience, it Seems (no science here, folks ... move along) that most drivers tolerate cyclists, and while they get annoyed...
12-24-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,632
Posted By Maelochs

I spent most of yesterday riding in the passenger...

I spent most of yesterday riding in the passenger seat of a car .... and it did not boost my adrenaline.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Maelochs

I don't have time t do a comparison and (my...

I don't have time t do a comparison and (my standard) 28-paragraph post (count your blessings) but I can say": CF snobs are exactly that. For most riding Al is absolutely fine.

I am always afraid...
12-24-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Maelochs

It depends on your patience level. I am...

It depends on your patience level.

I am assuming your knowledgeable friend could accompany you so that you didn't buy a bike with issues a beginner might not notice? Fairly important when buying...
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