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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,435
Posted By Maelochs

By the way, I ride an AL Sportif with 105, and...

By the way, I ride an AL Sportif with 105, and with the stock wheels and tires it was a pig. I was so disappointed I considered selling it. Instead (since it is disc) I slapped a set of CF rims on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,435
Posted By Maelochs

Can you get someone in the U.S. to buy the Canyon...

Can you get someone in the U.S. to buy the Canyon and accidentally load into their car for a vacation up north, for a small fee? or could you vacation in the U.S. (sort of like going to a haunted...
07-30-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,346
Posted By Maelochs

What we call "corruption," communist China calls...

What we call "corruption," communist China calls "business."

Stuff like bribes, thievery, fake cost overruns, quadruple-entry book-keeping .... "misplaced" items ... are the norm.

I am not...
07-30-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,424
Posted By Maelochs

If you are planning to ride short distance (under...

If you are planning to ride short distance (under ten miles, not more than 15 at a time) in an urban environment I would look at one of those cheap BikesDirect bikes---look for one which takes wider...
07-30-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,346
Posted By Maelochs

Also .... As I understand it, communist China...

Also .... As I understand it, communist China produces a huge number of capable engineers. They can reverse-engineer a part, buy the materials hire small businesses to do the casting and machining,...
07-30-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,346
Posted By Maelochs

SHIMANO (KUNSHAN) BICYCLE COMPONENTS CO., LTD....

SHIMANO (KUNSHAN) BICYCLE COMPONENTS CO., LTD. SHIMANO (KUNSHAN) BICYCLE COMPONENTS CO., LTD. Shimano (Kunshan) Bicycle Components Co., Ltd. was established in Kunshan city in 1992. It is the first...
07-28-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,424
Posted By Maelochs

To the OP .... if you want to lose weight,...

To the OP .... if you want to lose weight, address your eating habits. Or .... be glad you have stronger legs to better carry around the unwanted weight. :)

As for bikes .... start cheap and see...
07-28-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,424
Posted By Maelochs

What do you get when stupid people ask questions?...

What do you get when stupid people ask questions?

(Could you ask for a better straight line?)
07-28-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
Posted By Maelochs

Wait until Carbonfiberboy sees this .......

Wait until Carbonfiberboy sees this .......
07-21-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

The idea that All "women" I put this in quotes...

The idea that All "women" I put this in quotes because based on some comments I am not sure some posters here actually know any, and are dealing entirely with internet- and video-fueled fantasies) ...
07-21-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Maelochs

Might be two different topics underone heading...

Might be two different topics underone heading here.

"Geometry" properly includes all the things you mention, which affect handling , stability, responsiveness ... whichever words you choose to...
07-19-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Maelochs

MUPs are great .... I guess. Thing is, for...

MUPs are great .... I guess.

Thing is, for a bicycle to be a valid mode of transportation, and not a bit of sporting gear/a toy, people have to be able to get to places by bike---including to...
07-19-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By Maelochs

Use the wrong tool for the job and blame the tool...

Use the wrong tool for the job and blame the tool = tool.
07-19-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Maelochs

What you want is to have the contact and control...

What you want is to have the contact and control points---bars, seat, and pedals---to be in the same relationship as on the bike you like.

All the size numbers (or letters) are meaningless....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Maelochs

Iride01 beat me to it .... otherwise I'd have...

Iride01 beat me to it .... otherwise I'd have done long-term endurance testing on my repairs on your old rim for you.

I would never recommend riding that rim again, to anyone else.

I would,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By Maelochs

Any cyclist who crosses the road without looking...

Any cyclist who crosses the road without looking ..... well, no need to be mean.

I don't care if it was clear for you, or you thought it was clear for me. I care about not getting run over.
...
07-18-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Maelochs

Following this project with interest. I'd...

Following this project with interest.

I'd check with Walmart if you can get replacement decals, in case you do want to strip the frame.

I grin just imagining the reactions of "serious" cyclists...
07-18-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,288
Posted By Maelochs

Intermittent fasting did not work for me .... ...

Intermittent fasting did not work for me .... but it works really well for others. I am always willing to experiment when I am not getting the results I want anyway.

As for "Coming back," I...
07-18-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By Maelochs

I almost always unclip my right foot and lean...

I almost always unclip my right foot and lean right--away from traffic. However, thanks to Mr. Newton, unclipping on the right creates a force to the left---into traffic. Normally I unconsciously...
07-18-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

^ That ought to be good for another couple pages.

^ That ought to be good for another couple pages.
07-18-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

Actually, leg shaving Wasn't for women until the...

Actually, leg shaving Wasn't for women until the early 20th century when razor manufacturers realized they could more than double sales if they convinced women that body hair was unsightly. Fashion...
07-17-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

For all the people who have critiqued my...

For all the people who have critiqued my responses .... I have read your posts and absorbed them. I don't want to get back into my habit of trying to pick out every tiny point and debate it until we...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,751
Posted By Maelochs

Different fork?

Different fork?
07-16-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

I understand that the pro racers crash a lot....

I understand that the pro racers crash a lot. They ride for reasons and in situations which sane riders would avoid. ..... I tend to not crash. I call it "Riding a bike," as opposed to "Falling off...
07-16-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,149
Posted By Maelochs

Anyway, as has been mentioned elsewhere, Pogacar...

Anyway, as has been mentioned elsewhere, Pogacar is riding against the second- or sometimes fourth-string riders on the various teams. And he hasn't really dramatically wiped out the filed in a...
07-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,149
Posted By Maelochs

And aren't people asking about whether Pogacar is...

And aren't people asking about whether Pogacar is taking drugs ..... isn't that what this thread is about? (See post #16)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Maelochs

No reason the Tiagra shifter wouldn't work but...

No reason the Tiagra shifter wouldn't work but you might find yourself clicking for shifts which aren't there. If you aren't interested in upgrading to 10-speed, I wouldn't go that route. If you can...
07-16-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

By that logic, everyone who isn't anorexic-skinny...

By that logic, everyone who isn't anorexic-skinny should be riding Huffys.

I get the humor. But the aero benefit applies no matter what you weigh. In the same way, I ride a sub-17-pound CF bike...
07-16-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

So ..... the paragon of wisdom you have hatched...

So ..... the paragon of wisdom you have hatched is "Cycling is the only sport where participants will discuss cycling."

Deep, man .........
07-15-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,398
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, the thing here is the cops came to arrest...

Yeah, the thing here is the cops came to arrest you Not for defending yourself against a dog attack, but for threatening to attack a dog owner with a knife.

Some places I have lived, SWAT might...
07-15-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Maelochs

I am with Canklecat .... educated drivers are all...

I am with Canklecat .... educated drivers are all that is needed.

My new hometown has a lot of bike lanes .... but most of the roads I prefer to ride are narrow and twisty and lane-free. I count...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Maelochs

I was not shocked when you said Hutchinson. ...

I was not shocked when you said Hutchinson.

I have been using their Fusion 5 tires on a couple bikes with bad results. I have had the bead separate from the body on a couple, and another has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Maelochs

Modern Cayo---racy endurance...

Modern Cayo---racy endurance frame--https://www.bicyclingaustralia.com.au/bikes/focus-cayo-ultegra

2021...
07-15-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

When RChung wins a Grand Tour I will take his...

When RChung wins a Grand Tour I will take his advice. :D

Just kidding. I have a lot of respect for the maths/science skills or Mr. Chung. But pretty obviously, the people who Do win stages and...
07-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,641
Posted By Maelochs

Aero gains are Proportionately greater for slower...

Aero gains are Proportionately greater for slower riders because much smaller gains are applied for longer amounts of time.

They also means less for most slower riders because the gains are so...
07-15-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Maelochs

If the bike is mid-to-late '90s, it will probably...

If the bike is mid-to-late '90s, it will probably have 130-mm rear dropout spacing---which means you can put just about any modern wheels and gears on it. From what I see online the bike has 700c...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By Maelochs

What they Could do is pretty much irrelevant. The...

What they Could do is pretty much irrelevant. The Reality is what wins the race.

They Could attach the wheels with bubble gum and rubber bands. They Could use the same sort of skewers they use on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By Maelochs

Have you been watching the race? Have you not...

Have you been watching the race? Have you not seen the mechanics running up to the bikes with a wheel in one hand and a drill in the other? Have you not seen the mechanics doing bike swaps instead of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By Maelochs

First off, factories can build bikes below the...

First off, factories can build bikes below the limit easily, and do, because they'd rather add lead to the bottom bracket than have to explain to the other sponsors that the team didn't win a...
07-14-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By Maelochs

I have been a Giant fan for years, and only a...

I have been a Giant fan for years, and only a rare closeout deal stood between me and a Defy.

This is just a commercial for Giant .... but I like Giant so I am fine with it.

However, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,747
Posted By Maelochs

yeah, have you priced lumber? You won't be...

yeah, have you priced lumber? You won't be "knocking wood" for much longer. :D
07-14-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,432
Posted By Maelochs

The alternative being ... Smart Shopping. ...

The alternative being ... Smart Shopping.

Anyone who cares .... will look at the frame .... Particularly if the frame was the whole issue.

Why would anyone who bought an entry-level bike and...
07-14-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,149
Posted By Maelochs

The deal with doping back in the day was that if...

The deal with doping back in the day was that if you had the best program, the best science, you could have an edge over people who just took whatever, whenever ...

Nowadays doping has been so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By Maelochs

Clicks can be maddening ... and Really hard to...

Clicks can be maddening ... and Really hard to locate. I have spent days re-adjusting my front derailleur only to find that I had an issue with a RD jockey wheel. I spent months swapping, removing,...
07-14-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,432
Posted By Maelochs

Tried Claris front derailleur and not impressed....

Tried Claris front derailleur and not impressed. Have FSA rings on one bike, and I am reasonably impressed--pretty much equivalent to Shimano 105 rings. I (as we all did) used square-taper for years...
07-14-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 797
Posted By Maelochs

For one thing,. riders are probably not eager to...

For one thing,. riders are probably not eager to discuss their gear in depth because they don't pick--or pay for--their gear. Pretty sure whoever makes the brakes on Israeli Startup's bikes doesn't...
07-13-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,289
Posted By Maelochs

If you don't like the way I look .... don't look...

If you don't like the way I look .... don't look at me.

That's what I do.
07-13-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,735
Posted By Maelochs

The Supercommuter looks about right--I could...

The Supercommuter looks about right--I could build it for touring, gravel, gravel/touring .... a couple grand, though.

The days of any kind of high-value bargain bicycle seems to have passed.
06-12-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,492
Posted By Maelochs

No, it cannot. I have been riding my...

No, it cannot.

I have been riding my Workswell since 2015 and it hasn't lost a pound.
06-11-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,245
Posted By Maelochs

So now we are making our heroes out of aerospace...

So now we are making our heroes out of aerospace materials. What are the implications?
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