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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By Maelochs

All kinds of hidden hazards ... and the worst is...

All kinds of hidden hazards ... and the worst is that one of them could pitch you into traffic, where cars are passing at 55 mph two feet away and two feet apart as though it weren't raining.
09-28-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Maelochs

Shouldn't be hard to fabricate a cable stop, if...

Shouldn't be hard to fabricate a cable stop, if that was all that was holding the OP back from buying a generic replacement bar.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

Re: jerseys....I have a few quick-dri (or...

Re: jerseys....I have a few quick-dri (or whatever trade name) T-shirts I bought for $5 at Walmart which work almost as well. The rear pockets are better for me .... not everyone.

As for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

As for riding electric ..... no opinion. You are...

As for riding electric ..... no opinion. You are riding a bike with an assist, and you make good use of the assist, you are smart.
As for cycling-specific clothing---whatever.

A lot of people...
09-28-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Maelochs

Only thing about the bars is diameter at the...

Only thing about the bars is diameter at the mounting point in the center. Might be 25.4 mm might be 31.8 .... I haven't owned a bike like that in a lot of years---if it hadn't lost in a joust with a...
09-28-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,097
Posted By Maelochs

Yup .... and I for one am really glad. Giant is...

Yup .... and I for one am really glad. Giant is usually better value per dollar simply because it lacks that market cachet. People would rather buy a trek with the same frame (basically) and about...
09-28-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,074
Posted By Maelochs

Regarding The_woo and the various issues raised...

Regarding The_woo and the various issues raised in that post .... seems to me you patronize a crappy shop.

If I were a bike salesperson (and I have done my share of sales, so this isn't my usual...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 457
Posted By Maelochs

it isn't you that is missing a clear view, IMO. ...

it isn't you that is missing a clear view, IMO.

Different strokes, for people who want to have strokes, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By Maelochs

None of the situations mentioned are instant...

None of the situations mentioned are instant death sentences ... but after years of riding, certain riders formulate certain generalities.

Who am I to suggest against Russian Roulette, when the...
09-27-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By Maelochs

Repeat this, and tell it to everyone else posting...

Repeat this, and tell it to everyone else posting these "Which bike should I want?" threads.

And I hope you get exactly the right bike, whatever that may be.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

Congratulations. I will post some snark...

Congratulations.

I will post some snark later, just to keep the tone consistent with other BF threads. :D
09-27-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,097
Posted By Maelochs

Trek Bike Models by Year and Color...

Trek Bike Models by Year and Color (http://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm) suggests the bike your son was considering was a 1990 Antelope. The other bike you picture is more likely a 1992...
09-27-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,097
Posted By Maelochs

First thought I had .... The factory in Taiwan...

First thought I had .... The factory in Taiwan bought a bunch of tubes, just like any other manufacturer would. Maybe there wasn't enough profit margin for Trek Taiwan to set up its own tube-drawing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 457
Posted By Maelochs

Sell your Aethos at a huge loss, and then buy a...

Sell your Aethos at a huge loss, and then buy a 2022 Aethos for a huge markup ..... you get the latest group and lose thousands of dollars (tens of millions of Canadian dollars.)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

Well .... unfortunately for you, you posted at...

Well .... unfortunately for you, you posted at BF .... which is home to numerous cloud-yellers.

I thought the comment was pretty funny .... "Get off my vintage bike's lawn!!!!"---- but here on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

Oh, come on .... the thread has nothing to do...

Oh, come on .... the thread has nothing to do with brakes. It is all about the global bike industry conspiracy to take away our freedom.

I think the Illuminati and the aliens are in cahoots on...
09-27-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Maelochs

I am waiting to see if the OP ever returns.

I am waiting to see if the OP ever returns.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Maelochs

First thing I noticed. Both bikes are solid...

First thing I noticed. Both bikes are solid entry-level bikes, bikes you could ride and enjoy for many, many years. however, both a re very road-oriented. For unpaved surfaces I would want At Least...
09-27-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By Maelochs

Hmmmm .... "Stack" and "Reach" are two different...

Hmmmm .... "Stack" and "Reach" are two different numbers. Both affect the position of the bars relative to the bottom bracket but in different ways. Stem length, stem angle, and to some small extent...
09-26-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Maelochs

The Raleigh is sort of the offspring of an...

The Raleigh is sort of the offspring of an overweight Yugo and a broke-down Ford Pinto. The Raleigh will have the durability of a balloon and the reliability of an unplugged digital clock. If you...
09-26-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By Maelochs

I wouldn't mess with a different-sized fork.

I wouldn't mess with a different-sized fork.
09-26-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Maelochs

How much do you know about bikes? How much have...

How much do you know about bikes? How much have you ridden in the past? Do you currently own a bike, and if so, how much do you ride? If not, how long has it been since you have ridden a bike? This...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

because they are all "independent thinkers," and...

because they are all "independent thinkers," and the media told them to.
09-26-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,097
Posted By Maelochs

Unless you buy a BigBox Bike, you are getting...

Unless you buy a BigBox Bike, you are getting decent quality with just about any bike manufacturer.

The science of bike design and production is a mature industry, and with the levels of...
09-26-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,563
Posted By Maelochs

Oaky. First, spend as much on the lock as it...

Oaky.

First, spend as much on the lock as it takes to feel secure. Your bike will never be secure, but f you buy a really expensive, heavy, awkward lock you might Feel secure.

So .... spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

Well, since we all know there are no rim-brake...

Well, since we all know there are no rim-brake bikes on the market any more, the videos must be historical fiction.
09-25-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,097
Posted By Maelochs

Ninety-five percent of everything...

Ninety-five percent of everything electronic---pretty much anything with a printed circuit board or any component on the board--is made in the special industrial region of Shenzhen, China. A lot of...
09-25-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,097
Posted By Maelochs

"The People" did not get to vote. If you have to...

"The People" did not get to vote. If you have to pay to vote, it is not a fair election, which is why poll taxes are illegal.
09-24-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,074
Posted By Maelochs

<Puts down globe, shrugs .... > Whatever. ...

<Puts down globe, shrugs .... > Whatever.


:D
09-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By Maelochs

yeah ... why risk your life with that dangerous...

yeah ... why risk your life with that dangerous and unproven technology which we have been using for the past fifty years with no issues?

Carbon Bicycle Forks: Cautions, Facts and Misconceptions...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/product/sco...

https://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/product/scott-addict-rc-40-bike
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mens-tarmac-sl5-expert-da/p/128857?color=239618-128857

Here is a geometry comparison,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Maelochs

The Tarmac is considerably lighter (2.5 lbs...

The Tarmac is considerably lighter (2.5 lbs according to posted data) but it has CF wheels and rim brakes. It is great going fast up the hill, but it is also nice being able to stop on the way down....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,873
Posted By Maelochs

Also .... I am hearing all about these threaded...

Also .... I am hearing all about these threaded BBs which are so badly made they can barely be used .... for ten or twenty years.

I call BS. Press-fit went through several years of drama,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,873
Posted By Maelochs

Don't tell this to the disc brake haters .... ...

Don't tell this to the disc brake haters .... they Know that no matter what Big Bike sells what it wants, not what the customers want.
09-24-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By Maelochs

If this is what you want to do, do it. There are...

If this is what you want to do, do it. There are a lot of ways to live, and no matter which ways you choose, a lot of people will say you are wrong. I wouldn't have started on the project, but...
09-24-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,074
Posted By Maelochs

Not sure why you would need to replace the rim...

Not sure why you would need to replace the rim tape .... but if you want to ....
09-23-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By Maelochs

The bike in question: ...

The bike in question: https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx#/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx/details ?...
09-23-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,074
Posted By Maelochs

Dude .... I QUOTED what you actually said, and...

Dude .... I QUOTED what you actually said, and you are going to tell me that that is not what you actually said?

I do ride .... the fact that you have to demean me when I disagree with you...
09-23-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,121
Posted By Maelochs

Who says this? You would never guess from reading...

Who says this? You would never guess from reading this site, but sometimes cyclists can be exceedingly opinionated and very narrow in their opinions. If you are willing to spend a little money, some...
09-23-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By Maelochs

Working for min wage, being held at 31 hours so...

Working for min wage, being held at 31 hours so the company doesn't have to pay any benefits, constantly being asked to do unpaid "incidental' overtime, sudden schedule changes ...... can't pay your...
09-23-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,331
Posted By Maelochs

Front brakes shouldn't be installed at all ... ...

Front brakes shouldn't be installed at all ... they are deadly.
09-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,074
Posted By Maelochs

Dude, thank you. I use Stan's .... on the road,...

Dude, thank you. I use Stan's .... on the road, 90-105 psi. I never knew I was supposed to hate tubeless for this reason. Thanks for the tip.
09-23-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By Maelochs

Pretty sure the forks on my Worskwells were under...

Pretty sure the forks on my Worskwells were under 400 grams uncut .... 390 grams I think. Are these heavy-duty or disc forks?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,510
Posted By Maelochs

What a total waste this thread has turned out to...

What a total waste this thread has turned out to be.

I admit it, I got suckered. I really didn't suspect the OP was one of those "Tell me what I want to hear or I will fight you" people.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, pictures of the fork are pretty useless....

Yeah, pictures of the fork are pretty useless. The ID numbers on the frame should give you the info you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

Hand me that irony, please. Oh, wait, never mind...

Hand me that irony, please. Oh, wait, never mind .... I have plenty right here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

Well, good news, because it has been shown that...

Well, good news, because it has been shown that this si snot the case. You just cherry-picked results to support your rant and ignored all the contrary data. Admirable.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

Whether or not a term is used pejoratively...

Whether or not a term is used pejoratively determines whether or not it is a pejorative term ..... And here, either you meant to use it to demean bike companies, or you have zero ability to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

Ahhhhh, but have you Learned it ..... :D ...

Ahhhhh, but have you Learned it ..... :D

Not J/K ..... completely
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

That is just asinine. I have ridden a lot...

That is just asinine.

I have ridden a lot of rain miles with mech discs .... because my "rain bike" (the bike I bought specifically to ride in the rain) has mech discs (which were the deciding...
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