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12-14-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 933
Posted By Maelochs

I definitely agree with the idea of saving a...

I definitely agree with the idea of saving a little more to get a little more. Every bike brings its own compromises, so buying fewer compromises and more benefits makes sense---or, budgeting for...
12-10-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By Maelochs

I actually tried this, after doing a bunch of...

I actually tried this, after doing a bunch of research---all of which said it wouldn't work, because it was impossible, in anything but a vacuum, to get all the oxygen out of the equation.
...
12-10-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By Maelochs

I burned out a Light and Motion Urban 250, (took...

I burned out a Light and Motion Urban 250, (took several years,) replaced it with a 500 and a 750 which have lasted another decade or so and seem to be going strong still. usb recharge, simple,...
12-09-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,212
Posted By Maelochs

Don't steer her anywhere but to a bike shop. ...

Don't steer her anywhere but to a bike shop.

Put her on a bike and let hr see what She thinks. hr opinion sort of matters, right?

yeah, she could fall in the parking lot and permanently injure...
12-09-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,756
Posted By Maelochs

I just ride my bike.

I just ride my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,449
Posted By Maelochs

That is an amazing project, but without a lot of...

That is an amazing project, but without a lot of software to maximize it ... learning 33 ratios and knowing which was best at any given time would be a monstrous headache. Yeah, shifting would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Maelochs

I got a special Fuji Sportif model .... you...

I got a special Fuji Sportif model .... you might not be able to find one .... it is basically this Fuji Bikes | Sportif 1.5 Disc...
12-08-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,472
Posted By Maelochs

If it is threaded 68-mm (BSA) you can use Shimano...

If it is threaded 68-mm (BSA) you can use Shimano Hollowtech BB which are probably my favorite of all the different BBs out there (never had a T47, though.)
12-04-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,328
Posted By Maelochs

That would be the definition and perfect example...

That would be the definition and perfect example of sexism .... I hope she doesn't ride a Peloton there.


:D
12-04-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,328
Posted By Maelochs

Nope. "Politically correct" Started as a movement...

Nope. "Politically correct" Started as a movement to be more kind and considerate ... but has morphed into people who are exceedingly Un-empathetic projecting their insecurities onto everybody around...
12-03-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,281
Posted By Maelochs

As wphamilton notes .... Lot of people have...

As wphamilton notes .... Lot of people have actually USED THESE TECHNIQUES SUCCESSFULLY. Lots of people who have never tried claim it cannot be done.

Watch a weekend or two of Moto GP--- and...
12-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, I am considerably overweight but still like...

Yeah, I am considerably overweight but still like to ride .... oh. Never mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Maelochs

As fro the bike itself, I own the Al model and I...

As fro the bike itself, I own the Al model and I LOVE it. Similar set-up but I have Chinese CF wheels and oval bars ... i forget which saddle and seat post .... Azonics?

One hundred percent what...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,449
Posted By Maelochs

Half-step requires frequent shifts with both...

Half-step requires frequent shifts with both derailleurs to get the most out of the gearing---to avoid bi jumps in ratios. I guess it made sense back before indexing, when shifting was an art form,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,949
Posted By Maelochs

There are good reasons to buy custom and good...

There are good reasons to buy custom and good reasons not to, depending on each riders''s wants and needs.

I wouldn't buy custom because my fitness level changes so much---I cannot be sure that a...
11-28-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,660
Posted By Maelochs

Well ... ti is Not really a chore, because it is...

Well ... ti is Not really a chore, because it is a choice. it is a demanding lifestyle if one doesn't have a car or motorized vehicle as backup, though. Bad weather is just part of it ... tired...
11-28-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,660
Posted By Maelochs

If the original poster would explain exactly what...

If the original poster would explain exactly what constitutes a "commuter bike" I could respond better to his question.

Like many others, I have used a variety of bikes for commuting. For me it...
11-24-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,162
Posted By Maelochs

I am sure the people who built bikes with no...

I am sure the people who built bikes with no pedals asked the same ... and the people who saw Pennyfarthings get pushed aside by safety bikes .... Not all new development is progress, but a lot of...
11-24-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Maelochs

I would buy something very cheap, aluminum, and...

I would buy something very cheap, aluminum, and simple ... no sense buying some exotic steel frame only to watch road salt eat it up in a few seasons. I would get a cheap BikesDirect bike or...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By Maelochs

Wheels manufacturing and a few other companies...

Wheels manufacturing and a few other companies make excellent thread-together press-fit BB replacements---a little heavier, but bullet-proof, and easy to remove.

As for cleaning the bike---you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Maelochs

You will definitely want the better wheels .... ...

You will definitely want the better wheels .... so why not buy the better bike which already comes with them? When you amortize the cost out over how many miles over how many years, the difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Maelochs

You know you want to .... so I will encourage...

You know you want to .... so I will encourage you to make the upgrade.

Please send me the old shifters as a reward for my support.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,783
Posted By Maelochs

This is no different than the Walton brothers...

This is no different than the Walton brothers buying Giant or Cannondale and selling the same bikes through Walmart stores and web pages. Until people understand that ... they will behave like most...
11-19-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By Maelochs

People could go to the other thread and get some...

People could go to the other thread and get some info (link is above ...) assuming anyone Wanted to know what they were talking about.

These are serious bikes with serious builds, bought by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,449
Posted By Maelochs

This is the real issue, as far as I am concerned....

This is the real issue, as far as I am concerned. I have a few triples and a few doubles, and I really like Shimano’s 1-28 or 11-32 with a 50-34. But if I were really hauling a load (haven’t toured...
11-19-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,281
Posted By Maelochs

Awesome! Thanks!

Awesome! Thanks!
11-19-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By Maelochs

I would try to get a doctor who rides, or who at...

I would try to get a doctor who rides, or who at least does some kind of exercise strenuously.

I have seen a lot of these stories, and in most, the doctors recommend never getting off the couch,...
11-19-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,281
Posted By Maelochs

So it won't be a problem to do it again, on...

So it won't be a problem to do it again, on video.

Look, you say you won't argue physics with someone who hasn't studied it ... I won't argue physics with someone who doesn't understand it....
11-19-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,281
Posted By Maelochs

Enough talk. Let's see some video of testing....

Enough talk. Let's see some video of testing. Start with a person stepping out of a speeding car .... won't be much to argue about after that, probably.
11-18-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,281
Posted By Maelochs

Okay. Firsdt of all ... sorry, but the idea that...

Okay. Firsdt of all ... sorry, but the idea that speed is irrelvant is Nonsense. Your speed increases the force with which you hit (F=MA.) If you are falling standing, or falling while moving forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,449
Posted By Maelochs

Shimano Tiagra in...

Shimano Tiagra in ten-speed--https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/tiagra-4700/FC-4703.html--could possibly run an 11-speed chain on it, I'd imagine.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... try Lynskey and such. Try custom Ti with...

Yeah ... try Lynskey and such. Try custom Ti with geometry to fit your body and riding style (Ask indyfabz about custom Ti.)

The small weight difference only matters if you are competing, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 41,098
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting thread, here. Glad to see you are...

Interesting thread, here. Glad to see you are making a go of the machining manufacturing business. Can you sponsor my racing team?

:D

Seriously, I like seeing people with skill and ingenuity...
11-18-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,281
Posted By Maelochs

Ah .... I see. Off-road, I used to crash a Lot....

Ah .... I see. Off-road, I used to crash a Lot. I tis the nature of the riding ... always trying to clear a slightly tougher obstacle. I was actually making silly, snide remarks about the OP when I...
11-18-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,281
Posted By Maelochs

We have had different experiences. I find that my...

We have had different experiences. I find that my hips and shoulders do the hard work. Maybe you are really thin, so that your bike is wider than your body?

I am Not really thin.

My point...
11-18-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,281
Posted By Maelochs

Yup. learn from your mistakes or end up crippled...

Yup. learn from your mistakes or end up crippled or killed. I made a lot of mistakes when I first started to ride in seriously bad traffic---with a seriously bad attitude. (For some reason I rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,783
Posted By Maelochs

Doesn't matter what they name the bikes---people...

Doesn't matter what they name the bikes---people will know what they are.

Also, the "Rapha" logo only carries clout with people who already know the classic company---which is noted for producing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By Maelochs

I am sure there have always been a lot of people...

I am sure there have always been a lot of people who said every new thing couldn't work.

Give Shimano a few years and some development. Probably we will see this new system become as common as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,783
Posted By Maelochs

These bikes have Nothing in common with the...

These bikes have Nothing in common with the familiar ultra-cheap Walmart store brand-bikes. These are real bikes built with real parts from real companies ... the same quality as you get from any of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Maelochs

In my experience---wheels are a noticeable...

In my experience---wheels are a noticeable upgrade (as you noticed.) Beyond that, not so much. Almost all the benefit is the all-important placebo gain. If you are running 105 or above (or whatever...
11-16-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,939
Posted By Maelochs

One reason I don't mention having your stuff...

One reason I don't mention having your stuff together spiritually ... is that I figure that a person with a clue and a belief (plenty of really smart, good people out there with non-spiritual...
11-16-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,939
Posted By Maelochs

RMoutadir; It comes to this: Do it or do...

RMoutadir;

It comes to this: Do it or do something else. Choose.

First, you know it is all in your mind. You say you are scared by individual vehicles, but not by steady traffic? Steady traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,783
Posted By Maelochs

Walmart's big advantage is volume buying and i...

Walmart's big advantage is volume buying and i don't see that happening here---because they aren't going to get the volume sales which make that equation work. The big brands ar always going to rule...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Maelochs

If the guy has a budget of $8K he can get custom...

If the guy has a budget of $8K he can get custom paint. The Cervelo and Domane are radically different bikes, and depending on his tastes and personal fitness and flexibility, it is likely one will...
11-11-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,162
Posted By Maelochs

One advantage is that people will find it easier...

One advantage is that people will find it easier to understand shifting.

Bicycle enthusiasts (people who would use this site) don't have an issue, but we can all probably recall trying to...
11-07-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,939
Posted By Maelochs

A guy on another site who rides about 12K miles...

A guy on another site who rides about 12K miles per year recently got radar and he loves it ... obviously he doesn't Need it as he manages to survive and ride a ton, but he likes getting an audible...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... i got suspended for a while because...

Yeah ... i got suspended for a while because Someone--not mentioning anyone named Maelochs---got fed up with trolls who skirted the posting rules while being consistently negative and demeaning.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Maelochs

I know Nashbar used to sell its own CF fork ... ...

I know Nashbar used to sell its own CF fork ... haven't checked if it still does ... but I am sure they bought their forks from whatever Chinese factory promised to meet their specs, price, and...
11-04-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contend-ar-1-202...

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contend-ar-1-2020
https://cyclingtips.com/2019/10/giant-contend-ar-1-2020-all-road-bike-review/

I don’t see lugs for a rear rack on the AR … which is crazy....
11-03-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,939
Posted By Maelochs

I sort of agree with wphamilton and others .......

I sort of agree with wphamilton and others .... bike safety is a lot like locking your bike. The only security you can gain through equipment is mental. You can adjust your habits to "improve your...
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