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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,965
Posted By Maelochs

But they are traveling the same distance in the...

But they are traveling the same distance in the same time in far greater comfort .......

That's hilarious .... after the sting fades .....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Maelochs

As I understand it, tire pressure affects...

As I understand it, tire pressure affects performance---if the tire is too hard, it shudders and skips (in near-microscopic amounts) wasting your energy. A slightly softer tire will deform and stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Maelochs

I have a Chinese clone of an R-series of that...

I have a Chinese clone of an R-series of that vintage and I have run narrow (actual 28-mm) 28s on narrow (maybe 15- or 17-mm) rims. Fit fine.

It si an excellent frame and a worthy base for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,367
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: 10
Views: 355
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: 19
Views: 480
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: 19
Views: 480
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: 10
Views: 355
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By Maelochs

I have some Bellwether and Funkier bibs which...

I have some Bellwether and Funkier bibs which were $30-$50 and have lasted great.

Not sure what is available since Nashbar got infected by Performance Bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,965
Posted By Maelochs

Don't stress. Once the CCP virus dies out, people...

Don't stress. Once the CCP virus dies out, people will get back to work in the air factories and the current PSI shortage will come to an end.
09-22-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Maelochs

On the other hand, $5K buys an awful lot of...

On the other hand, $5K buys an awful lot of motorcycle.

Cracks me up that I used to ride bikes and dream of being able to afford a motorcycle
09-22-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By Maelochs

I have an old Cannondale touring bike with a...

I have an old Cannondale touring bike with a 48-38-28 triple and a 14-34 cassette. When the load is large, the day is long, and the hills are seemingly endless, all that matters is not falling over...
09-22-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Maelochs

The newer bike is Probably (but I cannot tell...

The newer bike is Probably (but I cannot tell without a hands-on comparative examination) a better deal just because of the years of technological improvement. And, because the Hardrock, though it...
09-22-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,101
Posted By Maelochs

You can buy Snap On or you can buy tools at the...

You can buy Snap On or you can buy tools at the Dollar Store. If you need seven different tools to do a small job, you cvan get them all at the Dollar Store for half what a single Snap-On would cost....
09-22-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,948
Posted By Maelochs

I had a 1988 MB-4 and it was and remains one of...

I had a 1988 MB-4 and it was and remains one of the best bikes I have ever owned. heavy by today's standards, but a tank that hrode like a sports car. I put huge mileage on that bike and rode...
09-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,948
Posted By Maelochs

So good of you to tell us what bicycles mean ... ...

So good of you to tell us what bicycles mean ... I have been riding for more than 50 years, and never once knew what a bicycle meant.

By the way, I have also toured for thousands of miles. And...
09-22-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,948
Posted By Maelochs

This one's got legs. Twelve pages? Twenty?

This one's got legs. Twelve pages? Twenty?
09-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,101
Posted By Maelochs

Can't believe there hasn't been a popcorn emoji...

Can't believe there hasn't been a popcorn emoji yet.

OP seems to know a little about big-box bikes, so it is safe to give unbiased info ... and some people here have. Good to see.
09-22-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Maelochs

Givent he specifics, I would consider two items. ...

Givent he specifics, I would consider two items.

The Hardrock is the perfect bike for the job---if everything works. Sounds like the bike needs maintenance or the shifter are just worn out....
09-22-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Maelochs

Here i would---Provisionally--agree. I am...

Here i would---Provisionally--agree.

I am afraid to look into custom, because i don't know how my body will change over the coming years, and what geometry might best suit me--or be demanded by my...
09-22-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,948
Posted By Maelochs

Is that not the ultimate badge of dishonor? "His...

Is that not the ultimate badge of dishonor? "His stuff has value mostly as a counter to equally insane ideas promoted on BF." :lol:
09-22-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Maelochs

I agree with the above posters. If the $5500...

I agree with the above posters. If the $5500 price tag seems reasonable for the bike generally, given the other particulars---perfect fit, as-new condition, warranty---the $500 scratch is a bargain....
09-22-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,948
Posted By Maelochs

Done a bit of touring and camping, though not as...

Done a bit of touring and camping, though not as much as some of the folks here by any means .... but I have never needed a hatchet on a bike tour. I used to own a Marine Corps K-Bar as a general...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,598
Posted By Maelochs

I have actually sewed a small pocket into the...

I have actually sewed a small pocket into the back of a couple t-shirts--I cut out a rectangle from an old t-shirt and sew it on and it works.. Ugly, but anyone staring at my posterior seeking beauty...
09-21-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,990
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/
09-21-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,948
Posted By Maelochs

It's funny .... I have a long history of...

It's funny .... I have a long history of thinking for myself and doing what works, and if it doesn't work, trying something else.

I went car-free for decades, and spent a lot of that time on...
09-21-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Maelochs

The Scott and Kross look to be almost identical....

The Scott and Kross look to be almost identical. Compare the geometry charts. Compare the specs. Could be identical frames with almost the same parts groups. At some point, it comes down to which...
09-21-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Maelochs

Well .... his theories are totally unsupported...

Well .... his theories are totally unsupported by science, but his method might work.

If he bought the wrong sized unit, and adapted it to fit without weakening it so much it does split .... ...
09-20-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,948
Posted By Maelochs

For what I suppose you paid for them, I can see...

For what I suppose you paid for them, I can see why you'd be afraid to let them out of your sight. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,367
Posted By Maelochs

Tons.

Tons.
09-19-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,746
Posted By Maelochs

Iceland was the first nation to get hit in fact...

Iceland was the first nation to get hit in fact .... the CDO phenomenon swept across global markets ....

But I don't want to support the use of facts here .... this thread was just starting to...
09-19-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,746
Posted By Maelochs

A reference to the Rivendell thread?

A reference to the Rivendell thread?
09-19-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,746
Posted By Maelochs

Why didn't you post this at the Start iof this...

Why didn't you post this at the Start iof this thread? We could have saved so many pages of this crap merely by saying, "They aren't. See genejockey's post."
09-19-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,746
Posted By Maelochs

And here it is. People have been...

And here it is.

People have been manipulating markets since there were markets. People have been cheating and scheming ever since there were rules to break. Some people are just bad...
09-19-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, be sure to keep a video log ....

Yeah, be sure to keep a video log ....
09-19-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,746
Posted By Maelochs

An addendum: One reason home ownership rose so...

An addendum: One reason home ownership rose so sharply wasn't because two minority senators decided to make everyo9ne in the whole world write bogus mortgages. Mortgage brokers realized that they...
09-19-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,746
Posted By Maelochs

Dotcom and housing were both 'get-rich-quick"...

Dotcom and housing were both 'get-rich-quick" schemes. Dotcom was based on magical thinking---"I am sure whatever some 24-year-old nerd is telling me will be the next Apple will be!" and of course...
09-19-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

OP has yet to return and thus has not provided...

OP has yet to return and thus has not provided any more info about the actual bike he plans to heavily modify.
09-18-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Maelochs

Wow I hope that is a joke.

Wow I hope that is a joke.
09-18-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,746
Posted By Maelochs

Yup, Koyote, your bit about how one shouldn't...

Yup, Koyote, your bit about how one shouldn't buy a bike on credit was a value judgment, not an economic one. You know it, we all know it, quit fighting it. It is what it is.

Facts? Whatever. But...
09-17-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,746
Posted By Maelochs

This thread saddens me, because either many of...

This thread saddens me, because either many of the posters will one day feel deeply embarrassed by the ridiculous posts they made debating imaginary points .... or they will never enlighten enough...
09-16-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

I have the same thought as most posters here ----...

I have the same thought as most posters here ---- Why spend many hundreds of dollars on a $200 bike which is never going to work very well no matter how much one invests?

If a person plans to...
09-16-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 696
Posted By Maelochs

Keep it casual .... no pressure.

Keep it casual .... no pressure.
09-15-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

MTB bottom brackets tend to be 73 mm wide, I...

MTB bottom brackets tend to be 73 mm wide, I believe, while most road BBs are 68 .... except for the ridiculous range of press-fits .... but it is likely, as alcjphil notes, that a road crank set...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Maelochs

This thread might prove interesting...

This thread might prove interesting https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1212830-new-bike-should-i-switch-endurance-geometry.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Maelochs

What you need to do is ride a lot of bikes and...

What you need to do is ride a lot of bikes and decide what you need, rather than relying on "the accepted wisdom." (Of course, the "accepted wisdom" which I offer is correct. :D ) Lots of bikes can...
09-13-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,555
Posted By Maelochs

So many people being so negative about others...

So many people being so negative about others doing things they don't like to do themselves. Kind of small-minded, IMO.

"Why gravel riding? is the same sort of question as "Why ride MTB?' Or...
09-12-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,228
Posted By Maelochs

I have heard it called "galvanic welding" or...

I have heard it called "galvanic welding" or something .... but a seat post can bond electrically with the seat tube, and you will go through all kinds of backyard mechanical improvisations and...
09-10-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By Maelochs

Don't even think about brands. And Certainly...

Don't even think about brands. And Certainly don't consider spending $1000-$1500 until you know what kind of bike you really want and how you really want to ride.

Brands---meh. I like Giant and...
09-10-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.kettlerusa.com/fitness/exercise-bikes/...

https://www.kettlerusa.com/fitness/exercise-bikes/23677?fullSite=

Computer manual---https://s3.amazonaws.com/kettler-manuals/fitness/exercise%20bikes/7988-727.A.pdf

As far as how quickly the...
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