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02-02-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 855
Posted By Maelochs

Explain, if you would, exactly, step by step...

Explain, if you would, exactly, step by step (like a lab flow chart) what you did please.
02-02-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Maelochs

Currently you don't appear to be running Any tire.

Currently you don't appear to be running Any tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 56,423
Posted By Maelochs

I am very pleased to see Timtak is still reading,...

I am very pleased to see Timtak is still reading, posting, and riding. He is one of the Original BF Gangsters, and either an complete .... ummm... outlier, a true pioneer, or just a creative genius...
02-01-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By Maelochs

You can take a 3-liter bottle, reinforce it with...

You can take a 3-liter bottle, reinforce it with gorilla tape, screw a valve into it and a hose from an old pump (hose with a chuck) and attach your pump to the valve and fill the bottle until you...
02-01-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 855
Posted By Maelochs

LarrySellerz threads are always .... ...

LarrySellerz threads are always .... Interesting.

This part: "The front shifter on my road bike stopped working after the bike sat for a month+ without use and the bike is stuck in the big ring."...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,031
Posted By Maelochs

If it's a 56 you need to send it to me for proper...

If it's a 56 you need to send it to me for proper disposal .... don't risk your life on an unsafe bike.

Otherwise, continue to ride it hard.
01-30-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By Maelochs

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and...

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and V-brakes. Now I have 24 speeds and hydro discs ..... yes, both were Triples .... will I get arrested by the trend police for not having 1X?

NO...
01-30-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By Maelochs

You can shoot oil up the cable housing if you...

You can shoot oil up the cable housing if you fear corrosion .... but make sure the ferrules are sealed or people will claim you risk clogging with micro-dust particles.

This whole thing is...
01-28-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By Maelochs

I don't want to get into a pointless debate .... ...

I don't want to get into a pointless debate .... but anyone who has tested manual rim brakes vs manual (cable discs) vs. Hydro discs .... assuming all three systems were set up properly .... needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... this proves that most of the people...

Okay .... this proves that most of the people who flipped Corvairs were drunk.

And that, my friends, solves the issue of how long CF bikes will last.

Boy, howdy, do I love internet logic.
01-28-23, 05:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,433
Posted By Maelochs

Megalomaniacal? Anyway, i was thinking of...

Megalomaniacal?

Anyway, i was thinking of starting a thread about the tendency for people (really bad people---like me :D ) to get tendentious and downright nasty in debates on this forum (as in...
01-27-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,008
Posted By Maelochs

njkayaker in post #20actually gave the most...

njkayaker in post #20actually gave the most complete explanation of the working of the front derailleur. I did some experimental shifts and i cannot see exactly the mechanism which lifts the chain,...
01-24-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,008
Posted By Maelochs

If you think of the way the front derailleur...

If you think of the way the front derailleur works .... the length of the lever arm determines how wide a change the derailleur can handle. To cover the range in diameter from a 22-tooth chain ring...
01-23-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,265
Posted By Maelochs

I hear UPS has drivers make multiple right turns...

I hear UPS has drivers make multiple right turns to make left in many high-traffic regions because it is cheaper even to go around the block partway than to pay for the damage when people hit the...
01-23-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By Maelochs

When I actually googled SRAM Eagle to see how...

When I actually googled SRAM Eagle to see how confusing it all was .... I got this:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, the Chitwood show had nothing on the...

Yeah, the Chitwood show had nothing on the demolition derby that followed. That same event also featured a "sledgehammer demo derby" where pairs of people with sledgehammers competed to do the most...
01-22-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,265
Posted By Maelochs

No specific term for that practice .... maybe...

No specific term for that practice .... maybe "cycling survival"?

Making the left turn is not the issue for me as a rule ... it is trying to convince traffic that I have the right to actually...
01-22-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,773
Posted By Maelochs

Of course, production costs, real estate, energy,...

Of course, production costs, real estate, energy, shipping .... the cost of everything has gone up. The idea that suddenly all these bike companies are making triple-figure profits because cyclists...
01-20-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,288
Posted By Maelochs

I like colored tires. I also don't give a...

I like colored tires. I also don't give a flaming burst of intestinal gas for what others like, most of the time.

I like frames with no decals. if people ask, I tell them what I am riding ....
...
01-20-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Nope ... close but not right. Exceeding...

Nope ... close but not right.

Exceeding personal limits has consequences.

There it is.

Nothing is inherently, inevitably damaging except intentional damage. if you are careful to stay...
01-20-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Sorry, conclusion not supported by facts in...

Sorry, conclusion not supported by facts in evidence.

You have no idea why your knees wore out, or if doing some other activity they would have worn out sooner or not ... or if riding a geared...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting bit: "Truthfully, the Corvair's...

Interesting bit: "Truthfully, the Corvair's unsavory reputation has its origins with Ford engineers wanting to protect their own compact car product during the fall of 1959.24 Journalist Patrick...
01-20-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe if you had bought $14,000 knees ......

Maybe if you had bought $14,000 knees ......
01-19-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Y'all are so cute ... being so earnest and...

Y'all are so cute ... being so earnest and rational in a thread which was dishonest and irrational from the original post.

Just keep me laughing, folks ... that's all I ask .....
01-19-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Lol ... I buy and sell real estate so I can...

Lol ... I buy and sell real estate so I can afford my carbon fiber Wunderbikes which i cannot even hope to use withing a tenth of their capabilities .... but man, do I love riding them.

That...
01-19-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

No. You are defining what you consider "a good...

No. You are defining what you consider "a good deal" in whatever random and personal terms you choose and trying to tell everyone who disagrees that they are wrong.

Unless you resell bicycles,...
01-19-23, 12:43 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,320
Posted By Maelochs

Not sure how many people here run businesses or...

Not sure how many people here run businesses or need to set prices.

(Pretty sure about which posters don't.)
01-19-23, 12:18 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Well, possibly for you there wouldn't be. I...

Well, possibly for you there wouldn't be.

I was chatting almost a year ago with a guy who was riding a brand new $18K bike. We were joking because he was riding on what turned out to be a...
01-18-23, 11:45 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Thank yo, sir, for agreeing with my point----that...

Thank yo, sir, for agreeing with my point----that point being, that at no time was the pricing of expensive bicycles a mystery to you and that your original question and all your following comments...
01-18-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

This proves that either you are disingenuous or...

This proves that either you are disingenuous or unable to comprehend your own posts.

WHY will a Rolex gain value? Why does a Rolex cost so much to begin with? How can a Rolex be "worth the price"...
01-13-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Lol at this thread and everyone (including...

Lol at this thread and everyone (including myself) who responds. This is just the $10 water bottle thread, and a hundred other threads, based on deliberate mis-statements, inaccurate definitions,...
01-13-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By Maelochs

There is a lot of negativity toward Everything...

There is a lot of negativity toward Everything ... and some of it is serious.

Few people post about how great everything is (at least on this site) and when they do there are pretty much a couple...
01-10-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By Maelochs

I am having a hard time thinking of the name of...

I am having a hard time thinking of the name of that poster who says that all the new stuff is worthless, just a corporate cash-grab .... :D :D :D

Also, he is the only guy saying that one isn't a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,547
Posted By Maelochs

I like bikes with frames.

I like bikes with frames.
10-31-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,782
Posted By Maelochs

All the BS aside, the guy says he leaves his bike...

All the BS aside, the guy says he leaves his bike outside because it is easier, and then complains that he sees negative effects because he leaves it outside.

So ... is it easier to bring the...
10-31-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,065
Posted By Maelochs

Rather than assume sub-bridge residency I would...

Rather than assume sub-bridge residency I would attribute certain posts simply to unclear thinking.

Obviously if you cannot climb hills on your bike you cannot put a rack on your bike .... um ......
10-31-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By Maelochs

Sad you cannot ride .... but you can still...

Sad you cannot ride .... but you can still comment o9n five more posts and gain access to the admins.

Or ... start a post with a very insulting title, targeting the admins .... the y will find...
10-30-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,782
Posted By Maelochs

Why not imagine a garage door which is welded...

Why not imagine a garage door which is welded shut, but there is a plugged-in welder or an oxy-acetylene torch nearby .... garage-door users are expected to re-weld the door after using?

Why not...
10-29-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,782
Posted By Maelochs

I stow mine in a local dumpster because so few...

I stow mine in a local dumpster because so few people would ever look there.
10-27-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,343
Posted By Maelochs

So .... how much you feel comfortable spending...

So .... how much you feel comfortable spending should determine what engineers develop and manufacturers produce?

What is some other folks can afford more, and want more? Why should you limit...
10-27-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,343
Posted By Maelochs

Hey, we need a scold post because you guys are...

Hey, we need a scold post because you guys are Waaaay off topic and if I don't want to read about KPop or "Who let the Dogs Out" then I shouldn't have to read those things in this thread .... why...
10-27-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,343
Posted By Maelochs

I like both running rivers and white-water...

I like both running rivers and white-water rafting and kayaking. I have never has the urge to prove myself against ever-harder rapids, or to ride waterfalls and such .... but I have run some stuff...
10-27-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,343
Posted By Maelochs

No effort was made to control or account for any...

No effort was made to control or account for any variables here. There were no "scientific experiments." This is some guy who had a point to make, or an opinion to express, and he did it.
10-26-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,343
Posted By Maelochs

Well ,,,, if a person posts a complaint about...

Well ,,,, if a person posts a complaint about people not posting what he likes .... and suggest that those other posters Not post in threads where others post thing they don't like .... that is a...
10-26-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,343
Posted By Maelochs

See how just switching your whining complaint...

See how just switching your whining complaint around a little bit makes it obvious that you had no actual question but were just here to .... complain about people interrupting threads to go...
10-24-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,873
Posted By Maelochs

Hopkinton? Marlboro?

Hopkinton? Marlboro?
10-24-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,197
Posted By Maelochs

Dude you have never ridden up a hill. You have...

Dude you have never ridden up a hill. You have bragged in other threads about how all your riding ins on a perfectly safe, perfectly maintained, perfectly flat MUP loop ......

What bugs me here...
10-23-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,873
Posted By Maelochs

Oh, yeah .... it is a learned response which...

Oh, yeah .... it is a learned response which took me years to adopt and it is far from perfected .... Rumor has it that I might have responded in ways which might get an "R" or "NC-17" rating after...
10-20-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,873
Posted By Maelochs

I have learned to laugh when drivers are idiots...

I have learned to laugh when drivers are idiots or else they win.
10-19-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,471
Posted By Maelochs

if I am going for a serious night ride I bring...

if I am going for a serious night ride I bring two headlights.

My oldest Urban 500 just stopped holding a charge (I am in the process of replacing the battery) but it announced that it had stopped...
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