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10-25-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,092
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe we read this in very different ways. ...

Maybe we read this in very different ways.

As I read it, shelbyfv didn't suggest that each of us had to be total and complete experts at every aspect of every field of endeavor in which a human...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 481
Posted By Maelochs

Unless I had no bikes, I wouldn't buy a bike...

Unless I had no bikes, I wouldn't buy a bike right now. if I did, I would expect to get totally worked over on the price.

When certain sports cars are really desired and production can't meet...
10-24-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,092
Posted By Maelochs

Cycling is not good exercise, I hear, but walking...

Cycling is not good exercise, I hear, but walking is. Don't' bring tools or tubes.
10-24-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Maelochs

Just hammer away at the old cassette until it...

Just hammer away at the old cassette until it shatters, coat the hub liberally with Liquid Nails, and hammer on the new cassette. Completely interchangeable. I have mixed Ultegra and 105 enough to...
10-24-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By Maelochs

Breaking off the valve stem core doesn't get old?...

Breaking off the valve stem core doesn't get old? :D

I have a variety of pumps. With lock-on pumps I do what you do---either hold some neighboring spokes, or I lean the wheel on my leg and push...
10-24-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Maelochs

One issue I see---if the shell hardens on impact,...

One issue I see---if the shell hardens on impact, it transmits, rather than absorbs, impact.

This site (https://newatlas.com/bicycles/newton-rider-bike-helmet/) says "And yes, the Newton-Rider...
10-24-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Maelochs

"A polystyrene helmet is completely hard and...

"A polystyrene helmet is completely hard and works because, in the event of a serious and life threatening crash, it compresses and cracks open instead of your skull. This is good.

"However when...
10-24-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,014
Posted By Maelochs

Gloves prevent you from tearing the flesh off...

Gloves prevent you from tearing the flesh off your palms while breaking your wrists in a crash.
10-22-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Maelochs

When my rear tire sidewall failed after only a...

When my rear tire sidewall failed after only a couple of miles, I was abler to insert a new tube, pump it up just hard enough to avoid pinch-flats while not bulging too much out of the home, and limp...
10-20-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,558
Posted By Maelochs

More, it showed that some people would rather...

More, it showed that some people would rather tell others to google stuff they claim to want to know than to actually google it themselves ... because if they had facts, their non-fact based...
10-20-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,815
Posted By Maelochs

"Better" is subjective, so this whole thread is...

"Better" is subjective, so this whole thread is sort of just, "I like what I like." But ... because it is stated as a fact, not an opinion, this is sure to attract a little controversy.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By Maelochs

Part of riding a road bike is giving up that...

Part of riding a road bike is giving up that bulldozer mentality. 47 mm tires and slack steering angles, sure, roll over anything ... but when you get a road bike you get a little sharper handling, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By Maelochs

As for getting a wider tire up front---most of...

As for getting a wider tire up front---most of your weight in on the rear tire, so your best bet would be to find a rear tire which just fit and save the GP5Ks for the front.
10-20-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By Maelochs

Funniest part, to me, is that OP could have...

Funniest part, to me, is that OP could have bought an $85 balloon-tire cruiser at Walmart, and that bike would have lasted a lifetime---and those 2.25-inch high-volume tires would have provided...
10-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 758
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... you want "informative" ... ...

Okay .... you want "informative" ...

Hockey helmets are designed to deflect single impacts from a puck or stick--localized, one-time impacts. They are also meant to be reusable. This makes...
10-20-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 758
Posted By Maelochs

his guy has been posting a few threads today, all...

his guy has been posting a few threads today, all clearly designed to cause lengthy but empty debates.

Save it for winter, OP.
10-19-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,770
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...
10-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,558
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: 99
Views: 2,558
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, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
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: 99
Views: 2,558
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,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,227
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...
10-11-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
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: 852
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, 03:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,623
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: 45
Views: 1,395
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...
10-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,623
Posted By Maelochs

That is one beautiful bit of machinery.

That is one beautiful bit of machinery.
10-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,579
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: 2,623
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: 2,623
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: 281
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...
10-05-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,565
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
10-03-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,558
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: 1,440
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: 1,558
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...
10-01-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
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: 17,338
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...
09-27-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By Maelochs

One thing I can add---whether or not high cadence...

One thing I can add---whether or not high cadence works best for non-riders is of no concern to me because I am not a non-rider.

I have worked at improving my pedaling technique, which helps no...
09-27-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By Maelochs

That upper mounting bolt will be the focus of a...

That upper mounting bolt will be the focus of a lot of stress, and will likely rip loose and possibly damage the mounting hole. You have created a lever to magnify force on what was supposed to be a...
09-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Maelochs

By the way, indyfabz thanks you for giving him an...

By the way, indyfabz thanks you for giving him an excuse to post pics of his bike again. :D
09-25-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,447
Posted By Maelochs

Irony much?

Irony much?
09-25-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,104
Posted By Maelochs

Really, a New Yorker and you didn't immediately...

Really, a New Yorker and you didn't immediately think, "Leave no witnesses"? :D

I guess that is more New Jersey and maybe some of the Boroughs, but still .....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By Maelochs

That is in fact exactly the law in almost every...

That is in fact exactly the law in almost every continental state (I have only ridden and and thus researched 2/3 or 3/4 of them, but since it is the law in Every state I checked, I assume it is the...
09-24-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,447
Posted By Maelochs

On walking---trying to balance a heavily laden...

On walking---trying to balance a heavily laden touring bike while pushing it up a steep slope is a Very annoying exercise. Balance is automatic while riding---and the faster one goes the more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,613
Posted By Maelochs

What is a "better" workout? Go to a gym and you...

What is a "better" workout? Go to a gym and you will see to dozen people working out in two dozen ways, and each might be getting a great workout.

If burning more calories is the "best" workout,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By Maelochs

I disagree. Because of poor public transport...

I disagree.

Because of poor public transport and the complexities of scheduling most functioning members of society do need a car. I lived for decades car-free only because I accepted drastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By Maelochs

Right. But as cyclists, when we drive, we imagine...

Right. But as cyclists, when we drive, we imagine that we are more attentive and more alert and more considerate of other cyclists. We imagine that we will be looking out because we know the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By Maelochs

One thought---if you had room to pull out and he...

One thought---if you had room to pull out and he had room to slow safely, it was a safe maneuver. A tad inconsiderate, but still a safe maneuver.

Another thought--as cyclists, we know that we...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By Maelochs

I'd say bike manufacturers are going for the...

I'd say bike manufacturers are going for the low-hanging fruit---or rather, for the higher-up fruit that is still within reach.

It is much easier to sell more to someone who has bought some---and...
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