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03-20-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,038
Posted By Maelochs

Seems to me the obvious answer is to go to ...

Seems to me the obvious answer is to go to OldTryGuy's doctor .... no matter what happened.

I did my left collarbone five years ago. I left it alone for six weeks, then decided I could do weight...
03-11-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,761
Posted By Maelochs

I have bikes which weigh 18 or 20 pounds fully...

I have bikes which weigh 18 or 20 pounds fully loaded for a long ride---food, two bottles, tools, tubes, pump, and all that---and bikes which weight 28-30 pounds--or more--set up for the same ride....
03-11-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... first off, the only differences between...

Okay .... first off, the only differences between a CF bike and a Ti bike is that the CF will weight a pound less and will break more easily.

Also, bike weight is not a huge issue unless you are...
03-09-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,383
Posted By Maelochs

98.6 or thereabouts. I try not to cycle when I...

98.6 or thereabouts. I try not to cycle when I have a fever.
03-07-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Maelochs

I am about that overweight or more, and I can...

I am about that overweight or more, and I can carry a huge load of groceries, or an extremely comprehensive photography kit, on my Fuji Sportif. Al frame, CF fork, mechanical discs .... I have a...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,664
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: 3,892
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.
01-15-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,892
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: 820
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: 35
Views: 1,688
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: 3,892
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, 03:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,688
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: 3,892
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...
01-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Maelochs

Those all look like normal-sized bikes.

Those all look like normal-sized bikes.
12-31-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
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...
12-29-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,465
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,016
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: 3,016
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: 3,027
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, 05:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,016
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: 500
Posted By Maelochs

Nice-looking bike.

Nice-looking bike.
12-26-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
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. :)
12-25-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Maelochs

A sharp knife

A sharp knife
12-24-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
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......
12-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
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...
12-22-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,648
Posted By Maelochs

I agree with sloppy12; any major increase in...

I agree with sloppy12; any major increase in cycling infrastructure will be due to the increasing popularity if e-bikes (and e-scooters.) The road-going pedal-powered brigade isn't going to get a lot...
12-21-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By Maelochs

This is a large part of it. If Huffy (or...

This is a large part of it. If Huffy (or whichever mega-corporation owns them) bought 100,000 unbadged Tourney rear derailleurs, but decided to produce 150,000 bikes which need a rear derailleur,...
12-21-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By Maelochs

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/711mb2MbngL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
Quill stem, so probably one-inch headset. 27.5 rims, almost certainly 135 spacing.

Might have to explain what "spindle...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Maelochs

I like the texture .....

I like the texture .....
12-20-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Maelochs

Well, I can understand with a tandem you'd want...

Well, I can understand with a tandem you'd want to save the weight of the second spare tube ....... ;D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Maelochs

Dude, that frame is ruined. Get a new one. ...

Dude, that frame is ruined. Get a new one.


:D
12-20-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,648
Posted By Maelochs

Also .... Welcome to America. You cannot make...

Also .... Welcome to America. You cannot make laws saying bikes have to meet some imaginary safety standard unless you can prove that they don't ..... and Most people who buy Walmart bikes are fine...
12-20-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,648
Posted By Maelochs

I am always so gratified to see cycling...

I am always so gratified to see cycling infrastructure and legal decisions made by people with no clue about cycling.

For maybe $20 K per annum I will be any town's or city's "designated guy who...
12-20-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,626
Posted By Maelochs

I was halfway through this thread before I...

I was halfway through this thread before I realized, "Ahhhh ... Cubewheels."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,524
Posted By Maelochs

Those macroeconomists mess everything up. Why...

Those macroeconomists mess everything up. Why can't the only do good, like you microeconomists? :D
12-19-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,648
Posted By Maelochs

I think land is the main expense for making an...

I think land is the main expense for making an MUP. If the path actually goes to places people want to go, then usually there is already stuff in the way. if it is a purely recreational path .... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,524
Posted By Maelochs

We're going to miss you .... the same way we...

We're going to miss you .... the same way we miss DuraAce600.
12-19-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,139
Posted By Maelochs

Dude .... the amount of self-pity and passive...

Dude .... the amount of self-pity and passive aggression ....


NO ONE SAID THEY DON'T WANT YOU HERE.

No one said anything bad about you.

A lot of people have said ---and this particularly...
12-17-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By Maelochs

Now what, is i wonder why You are so negative. I...

Now what, is i wonder why You are so negative. I gave you my best, you chose to crap on me. That's okay .... that's who the world is sometimes. Not everyone tells you what you want to hear.

I...
12-17-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Maelochs

Ummm .... yeah ... except some of us fat old...

Ummm .... yeah ... except some of us fat old men Realize that BioPace oriented the rings differently than most of the more recent oval ring manufacturers .... which is why this fat old man asked...
12-17-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,067
Posted By Maelochs

Whatever .... every rider is different, every...

Whatever .... every rider is different, every bike is different, every route is different.

if i were doing a pedaled land speed record behind a fully-faired tow auto I might want 80-11. If I were...
12-17-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,099
Posted By Maelochs

I don't want to implicate any specific...

I don't want to implicate any specific ***cough-Lance--cough*** riders, but I do recall OJ got pretty irate about sports memorabilia.
12-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,352
Posted By Maelochs

I think the best bet would be to use a hacksaw to...

I think the best bet would be to use a hacksaw to cut a groove in the seat post so the front strap will fit properly. Save money on a new bag that way.
12-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,352
Posted By Maelochs

A little strip of back-to-back velcro would also...

A little strip of back-to-back velcro would also work. Or any other method you might choose to lengthen the seat strap.

I fear, though ... that the bag is not sufficiently aero.
12-16-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,054
Posted By Maelochs

In the vid above---I would pull the lever in and...

In the vid above---I would pull the lever in and then tighten it ..... maybe secure the lever to the bar with an old inner tube or something.
12-16-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,054
Posted By Maelochs

Saw a decent aluminum riser bar on Amazon (which...

Saw a decent aluminum riser bar on Amazon (which I still hate) for about $20.
12-16-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,054
Posted By Maelochs

The Riser or Extender you are looking at is...

The Riser or Extender you are looking at is exactly what I suggested (well, one of many things.) But you would still want to consider bars which sweep back more, possibly. You can also get riser bars...
12-16-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,054
Posted By Maelochs

There are probably screws for adjusting the reach...

There are probably screws for adjusting the reach (from bar to lever) on each brake lever. Check that out. Some folks have short fingers, and many bike makers make allowances for that.
12-16-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,054
Posted By Maelochs

Nothing wrong with having the brakes the way you...

Nothing wrong with having the brakes the way you do ... until you hit a bump while braking and crash.

With any brakes and particularly with hydro discs (one-finger brakes) you use the thumb and...
12-15-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,519
Posted By Maelochs

I have no problem with differences of opinion,...

I have no problem with differences of opinion, and everyone has his or her own perceptions.

Did you look at that photo full-screen? To me the gouging of metal looks clear.

In any case ... to...
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