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03-31-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,510
Posted By Maelochs

"Significant" defined how? As for less...

"Significant" defined how?

As for less weight .... How many minutes do you spend climbing on your favorite (or least favorite) climbs? How would you be willing to spend to save three seconds on a...
03-24-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,735
Posted By Maelochs

Huge confessions of shame---I did not read past...

Huge confessions of shame---I did not read past the first couple of posts. Feel free not to read this one.

If you like to tinker and rally just need anything with wheels connected to pedals .... ...
03-20-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,999
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: 3,719
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: 893
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, and the OP is already using a 60 cm stem...

Yeah, and the OP is already using a 60 cm stem ... can't go too much shorter ....

To me it sounds like a good idea ....
03-09-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Maelochs

That comparison site is excellent. I had never...

That comparison site is excellent. I had never seen that before.

I notice the Salsa in 1x---it only has one chainring, whereas the Trek has multiple....
03-09-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By Maelochs

For 200 you are looking at very used or totally...

For 200 you are looking at very used or totally stolen .... or possibly big-box store cheap, which is fine for daily commuting if you buy two, because one will probably break every couple days (I...
03-09-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,246
Posted By Maelochs

I used to buy some ridiculously cheap cages on...

I used to buy some ridiculously cheap cages on Nashbar and Perfromance .... 26 grams I think, for about $5. I shop by weight and low price ..... not so sure a big-name, high-dollar cage holds a...
03-09-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
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.
03-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Maelochs

I can't find a picture .... but based on shots...

I can't find a picture .... but based on shots from the series he might be riding a bike with a brake bar---the brakes are attached to a rod, not cables, and the rod attaches to the brake arms.
...
03-07-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
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...
02-03-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
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: 652
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: 756
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: 112
Views: 6,552
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: 3,886
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: 914
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: 3,886
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: 819
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: 1,678
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: 3,886
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: 1,956
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: 35
Views: 1,678
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: 3,886
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: 548
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: 3,939
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: 507
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: 1,093
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: 797
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: 797
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: 1,093
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: 390
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: 1,093
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: 1,355
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: 797
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: 1,093
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
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,244
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: 1,562
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: 1,562
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: 3,458
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: 2,241
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: 1,562
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: 1,223
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: 2,987
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: 2,987
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: 2,996
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: 924
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: 2,987
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: 495
Posted By Maelochs

Nice-looking bike.

Nice-looking bike.
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