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06-28-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Maelochs

You have a sort of Grail bike---the Holy Grail of...

You have a sort of Grail bike---the Holy Grail of knock-around, ride-anywhere commuter/fun bikes. With that Walmart bike for $80, after you take it to a shop to get the wheels tightened and trued and...
06-28-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,170
Posted By Maelochs

Excerpt of what you were too lazy to read. ...

Excerpt of what you were too lazy to read.

We understand ... being ill-informed and ill-tempered is a full-time job for you. We will cut you some slack.
06-27-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,170
Posted By Maelochs

Seems pretty clear to someone who isn't tying to...

Seems pretty clear to someone who isn't tying to prove a point. Cyclist gets hit, while riding (as far as anyone knows) legally in a traffic lane, NYPD starts tightly enforcing traffic laws---on...
06-27-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,222
Posted By Maelochs

Let me restate: I know from experience you don't...

Let me restate: I know from experience you don't just casually plug a tire mid-ride (no one I have ever ridden with has ever brought the tools---why bother, they have sealant?

You say you patch...
06-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,222
Posted By Maelochs

Right ... because we all go out of our way to hit...

Right ... because we all go out of our way to hit things that will puncture our tires ... right? If you don't want flats ... just don't get any. It's simple. :D

I don't care if people choose...
06-26-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,222
Posted By Maelochs

You can tell by the color ... OJ is 700c-23-32...

You can tell by the color ... OJ is 700c-23-32 or so, red is 27-inch, I think brown is MTB---I think all of them are long enough for any kind of wheel. .... I am sure the Mr. Tuffy website has info.
06-26-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,037
Posted By Maelochs

If I know my route and it is general well-lit I...

If I know my route and it is general well-lit I use about 250 lumens. More as needed.

I have two headlights, Light and Motion Urbans, a 500 and a 750. For battery life I run low lighting when I...
06-26-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,037
Posted By Maelochs

The job determines the tool. "Practical" means an...

The job determines the tool. "Practical" means an affordable tool which can do the job.
06-26-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,170
Posted By Maelochs

I thought the two articles, juxtaposed, were all...

I thought the two articles, juxtaposed, were all the commentary that was needed. Sickening, but informative.
06-26-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By Maelochs

None so blind as he who will not see.

None so blind as he who will not see.
06-25-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Maelochs

I had to do a little research . Wow, you have a...

I had to do a little research . Wow, you have a classic. A U.S.-made steel frame rigid 1990s MTB---the Holy Grail of basic bikes. You can make that bike into Anything except a flat-out road-racer or...
06-25-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,222
Posted By Maelochs

I used to use Mr. Tuffy in commuter bikes, which...

I used to use Mr. Tuffy in commuter bikes, which got unbelievable abuse. However, i found them sometimes a pain.

I switched because of a recommendation here to Panaracer Flat-Away and I am Very...
06-25-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By Maelochs

Sometimes in our eagerness to find fault, we...

Sometimes in our eagerness to find fault, we overlook common sense.

Obviously so long as I am on my bike on the road I am part of traffic. I am part of traffic even if I am on my street, a dead...
06-24-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,492
Posted By Maelochs

I believe RJ Reynolds owns Vuse ... tobacco...

I believe RJ Reynolds owns Vuse ... tobacco companies didn't get rich by being stupid, just cruel and heartless.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,514
Posted By Maelochs

So ... they don't know what the numbers on the...

So ... they don't know what the numbers on the plates mean? They don't know if they are adding 5 lbs or 25 lbs? And how do they count without using ... ummm .... what are those things called again?
06-24-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,492
Posted By Maelochs

I was diagnosed with asthma at the age of five....

I was diagnosed with asthma at the age of five. One of the first medications I was given---which used my lungs to deliver chemicals to my bloodstream.

Care to try again?
06-24-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By Maelochs

He was apparently dealing heroin in his spare...

He was apparently dealing heroin in his spare time ..... no word yet if he was DUI.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,514
Posted By Maelochs

I do this but with RideWithGPS and for the same...

I do this but with RideWithGPS and for the same purpose.

One day I was watching my speed and thinking "I had better pick up the pace if I want a better average than last week" and realized I had...
06-24-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By Maelochs

For the money they are an excellent tire. They...

For the money they are an excellent tire. They are not puncture -resistant, so if you tend to get a lot of flats or ride construction zones or something .... I have them in 23 and 28 (they run a...
06-24-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,492
Posted By Maelochs

Desp[ite the unfounded claims being made by...

Desp[ite the unfounded claims being made by people who have strong opinions and zero facts, vaping is just inhaling steam not hot enough to cause burns. People with sensitive lungs might find it...
06-24-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,665
Posted By Maelochs

Excellent news. I appreciate the mental and...

Excellent news. I appreciate the mental and emotional trauma you suffered getting to that decision, but i think it is one you won't regret.

But what do I know?
06-24-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By Maelochs

Just start crashing into people and then tell...

Just start crashing into people and then tell them you were blinded by their headlights.
06-24-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By Maelochs

Life in prison is an easy call here.

Life in prison is an easy call here.
06-24-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By Maelochs

Exactly this. An intersection is a choke-point,...

Exactly this. An intersection is a choke-point, the last place you want to add a bike to the equation .... everyone is impatient to go, all the lanes are full of traffic, and you add a bike to that...
06-24-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By Maelochs

Lol, I thought this was going to be a rant...

Lol, I thought this was going to be a rant against tourism .... "Stay in Idaho, stay out of Oregon!"
06-24-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,375
Posted By Maelochs

Studies (believe them if you like) show that the...

Studies (believe them if you like) show that the number-one indicator of a bicycle for a driver is a pedal reflector or a light on the ankle.

Some lighting give s some chance that a driver will...
06-24-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Maelochs

Depend son how it is sprung. Likely it is...

Depend son how it is sprung. Likely it is elastomers---compressible rubber donuts around the sliders inside the tubes. They will lose their elasticity in time and simply not spring back. At that time...
06-22-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By Maelochs

The Giant is a much better bike as far as I can...

The Giant is a much better bike as far as I can tell.

Brakes, drive train, fork ... every aspect of the Giant is a step or more above the 630 and the price is the same. Easy choice.
...
06-22-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Maelochs

Just do 45 miles ... then turn around and ride...

Just do 45 miles ... then turn around and ride home. Don't do the last 17.
06-22-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,504
Posted By Maelochs

Nothing like a factual, actual feel-good story....

Nothing like a factual, actual feel-good story. Thanks for sharing.
06-21-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,465
Posted By Maelochs

Okay ... this thread has hit the A&S apogee and...

Okay ... this thread has hit the A&S apogee and can only decay from here .... When doing an Idaho stop is equated with abusing children, the thread has hit A&S perfection.

We should all feel...
06-21-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,665
Posted By Maelochs

Sharp setup, ChinookTx.

Sharp setup, ChinookTx.
06-21-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Maelochs

Choices you need to decide if you prefer flat...

Choices you need to decide if you prefer flat bars or drop bars. This is probably the biggest choice you need to make because each opens up different avenues for investigation.

Also, up to a point...
06-21-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,665
Posted By Maelochs

Look … is the decal Really the biggest problem in...

Look … is the decal Really the biggest problem in your life?

Well … neither of the other two bikes you just sold for a loss had warranties when you bought them …. Why are you worried about it this...
06-21-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,665
Posted By Maelochs

Do NOT buy the Motobecane. It is a fine bike...

Do NOT buy the Motobecane.

It is a fine bike and will do everything you want it to, but the decal will always bother you ... I think that is silly, but everyone is different.

I own a BD Dawes....
06-21-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,465
Posted By Maelochs

When someone has to say something like this, it...

When someone has to say something like this, it is pretty clear the conversation has slipped the bonds of rationality and sadly, likely not even such a seemingly rational statement will be enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,993
Posted By Maelochs

Why? I have been riding in the rain for decades,...

Why? I have been riding in the rain for decades, and I am not a pro ... and I don't see many safety issues which common sense and careful riding cannot overcome.

Yesterday I got caught in one of...
06-20-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,492
Posted By Maelochs

Dude, if you refuse to reinforce my contrafactual...

Dude, if you refuse to reinforce my contrafactual prejudices ... you and I are gonna have problems ....
06-20-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,492
Posted By Maelochs

As far as "nicotine can Kill .... " Dihydrogen...

As far as "nicotine can Kill .... " Dihydrogen ****xide is a potentially lethal chemical which surrounds us .... in fact, almost every one of us brings at least one container on his or her bike,...
06-20-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,492
Posted By Maelochs

I sometimes ride with a very fit, fairly quick...

I sometimes ride with a very fit, fairly quick (hard to know how fast he is because he can easily drop me, and then he's just gone ... ) who likes to stop for a vape break in the middle of a long...
06-19-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,465
Posted By Maelochs

"Peer" pressure is the key here. The two...

"Peer" pressure is the key here.

The two rednecks in th pick-up coal-rolling the pack of cyclists consider each other "peers." They do not consider the dozen or so cyclists "peers." If some other...
06-19-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Maelochs

I have been waiting for everyone to weigh in ... ...

I have been waiting for everyone to weigh in ... no sense repeating everything ... except this. I would recommend having the bike looked over, or at least the wheels. I know from experience a lot...
06-19-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,465
Posted By Maelochs

Very few adults ride bikes compared to how many...

Very few adults ride bikes compared to how many drive. There fore--this is America, after all--people who ride bikes are freaks and loonies and are undeserving of the protections afford to solid,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,993
Posted By Maelochs

I make it a point to never ride in tsunamis, no...

I make it a point to never ride in tsunamis, no matter what the ambient temperature.
06-19-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,664
Posted By Maelochs

Riding to get doughnuts is sort of...

Riding to get doughnuts is sort of self-defeating. :D
06-18-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,504
Posted By Maelochs

I think police motorcycles are less useful...

I think police motorcycles are less useful because really, what can they do besides traffic stops which don't result in an arrest? I see a few, but for about the same money probably, a municipality...
06-18-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,465
Posted By Maelochs

I disagree that a bad attitude doesn't influence...

I disagree that a bad attitude doesn't influence the situation ... and I believe a good attitude does as well. Don't care in the least who disagrees ... but humorously, the people who trend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,993
Posted By Maelochs

I agree with the Mighty KraneXL---most cyclists...

I agree with the Mighty KraneXL---most cyclists aren't smart enough to ride well in the rain. After all, between a fifth and a third of accidents involving cyclists supposedly happened in the rain.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,856
Posted By Maelochs

See posts #6...

See posts #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) , #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) , #10...
06-18-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,382
Posted By Maelochs

Tl;Dr----the cost of the bike is irrelevant and...

Tl;Dr----the cost of the bike is irrelevant and nobody else's business anyway.
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