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06-24-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,334
Posted By Maelochs

delbiker1 -----I think you answer your own...

delbiker1 -----I think you answer your own question: "I was a wrestler, and through practice and experience, learned how to fall, but, only through experience does one gain mind and muscle memory to...
06-24-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 837
Posted By Maelochs

The main thing is to keep your wheels...

The main thing is to keep your wheels well-maintained.

I weigh about an eighth of a ton---a little less than you---but I have been riding for years on 24- and 28-spoke wheels, with no problem.
...
06-14-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Maelochs

Look into the Fuji Sportif for a more relaxed...

Look into the Fuji Sportif for a more relaxed bike
04-24-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,674
Posted By Maelochs

In case I was running short of ideas on how to...

In case I was running short of ideas on how to dripple myself ....

Yeah, I can run at 25 mph (possibly) wearing those .... but as livedarklions points out, braking is Not improved. Cornering is...
04-10-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,524
Posted By Maelochs

I have bought BD bikes .... and I got my Fuji...

I have bought BD bikes .... and I got my Fuji from Performance before it did its mega-merge and went sour .... about the same amount of work needed in all cases.

With BD you know what you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By Maelochs

Wheels mfg has relatively cheap, bullet-proof...

Wheels mfg has relatively cheap, bullet-proof BBs. https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets.html

I cannot imagine what is wrong that a BB would need to be adjusted every few rides. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,267
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.bianchi.com/store/us_EN/bikes/mtb.html

https://www.bianchi.com/store/us_EN/bikes/mtb.html
12-16-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,958
Posted By Maelochs

I have seen this on a lot of gravel bikes...

I have seen this on a lot of gravel bikes (dropped drive-side chainstay.)

Possibly it is because it gains an inch or so from the base of the chainstay to where it clears the ring, to where it...
12-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,682
Posted By Maelochs

You can stretch a small frame with a long seat...

You can stretch a small frame with a long seat post, setback, a longer stem, longer reach bars .... you can make a frame smaller with a saw and glue.

You choose.
12-09-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,958
Posted By Maelochs

Yes, you are right. Not likely he will top that...

Yes, you are right. Not likely he will top that .... everything else pales by comparison.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,602
Posted By Maelochs

Interestingly, it appears to have a braze-on boss...

Interestingly, it appears to have a braze-on boss should one want to convert it to a double (or even triple.)

Frame weight is "under three pounds which I Hope includes the fork .... Both my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,743
Posted By Maelochs

"Carbon" rims are in no way different than...

"Carbon" rims are in no way different than "alloy" rims except in material.

CF rims come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes as do alloy rims.

If you don't need very deep aero rims, then you...
12-09-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,087
Posted By Maelochs

One consideration .... I have never heard about...

One consideration .... I have never heard about a shark bursting out of shallow water and chasing down prey on land .......
12-09-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,958
Posted By Maelochs

Y'all got so caught up in matters of pure...

Y'all got so caught up in matters of pure opinion, you missed the most hilarious post of the thread.

Moisture, after dozens of posts in several threads telling us everything we need to know about...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Maelochs

The Technium is actually a good vintage bike but...

The Technium is actually a good vintage bike but because it is so old you might be really compromised in temrs of replacement parts and parts options---I think it might have a narrow rear dropout...
12-08-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,958
Posted By Maelochs

Moisture ..... this is a common sort of thread...

Moisture ..... this is a common sort of thread here .... "I chose this over that .... which is better?"

The one you have is better because it is hard to ride far on a crankset you don't have.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,267
Posted By Maelochs

"Everyone who sees how I ride and wants to help...

"Everyone who sees how I ride and wants to help me ride better told me something, but I don't like it. Can you guys tell me something else?"
12-08-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

Dud, nobody cares if you are fat or thin, or fast...

Dud, nobody cares if you are fat or thin, or fast or slow, or drop people or get dropped, except you.

What people are poking fun at are some of your ridiculous and selfish attitudes .... as has...
12-07-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

A little inspiration for LarrySellerz : ...

A little inspiration for LarrySellerz :
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1279x853/diaperman_af171ae3f6a7ad51523ec36ca0d26fd42ba6d3ff.jpg
12-07-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,607
Posted By Maelochs

I wonder if maybe the rider has gotten older and...

I wonder if maybe the rider has gotten older and his proportions have changed ..... a Cervelo R can be pretty racy, and depending on how the OP set it up, it could demand a lot from the rider. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... certainly, do not post links using...

Okay .... certainly, do not post links using some workaround like "https://www.------bikeforums.----net/road-cycling/1243340------newbie-help-what-----used-bikes-------consider.html" .... Don't do...
12-06-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

Dude ... your first two comments are meaningless...

Dude ... your first two comments are meaningless ..... and if you don't like what a group does, you do not support that group, it is called "having integrity" or "having the courage of one's...
12-06-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

Quit your whining. I don't care if you broke...

Quit your whining.

I don't care if you broke your neck, broke your back, or broke wind so hard it hurt. Nobody id "bullying" you at all and no one is thinking you are anything but "not a winner"...
12-06-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,954
Posted By Maelochs

I have no interest whatsoever in the decal on the...

I have no interest whatsoever in the decal on the downtube. I have not a lot of respect for people who do.

yeah, I know well what Motobecane used to be. So what? I am not buying a 40-year-old...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Maelochs

You have asked the Magic Question .... the...

You have asked the Magic Question .... the Question with No Answer.

Get a bike which fits you. If you cannot ride it comfortably, nothing else matters.

Get a bike which meets your primary...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By Maelochs

I tried to buy a wheel ..... not sure it was...

I tried to buy a wheel ..... not sure it was from them but it was one of the major wheel-building sites ,,,, and had the same total lack of response. I also found that a lot of wheel builders were...
12-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

"He's leaving! He's leaving! Awesome!"

"He's leaving! He's leaving! Awesome!"
12-06-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

I do everything like I post, which is why I ride...

I do everything like I post, which is why I ride alone .... nobody wants me around.

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,630
Posted By Maelochs

But not lucky enough .... because i have near...

But not lucky enough .... because i have near zero learning ability. :D

Mr. Moisture:

Nobody is criticizing you as a person (mostly) when we point out obvious issues with what you say.

You...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,630
Posted By Maelochs

Snot. I typed a way too long but very eloquent...

Snot. I typed a way too long but very eloquent post to Mr. Moisture .... and lost it.

Man, that guy is lucky.
12-06-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

One thing I like about the internet is that while...

One thing I like about the internet is that while it is in real time, it is also a record of history. So when people make a post ... then more posts ... then more, one can look back and see...
12-06-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,954
Posted By Maelochs

yeah .... I agree with veganbikes that the BD...

yeah .... I agree with veganbikes that the BD bike and the cheap Trek are pretty much equivalent .... usually BD bikes are cheaper than the competition but in this case they are pretty close

But...
12-06-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

I would ask you not to draft because AI don't...

I would ask you not to draft because AI don't maintain a steady pace and (particularly when my heart protests) I will sit up without warning because my heart said, "Go ahead--I've stopped once, I'll...
12-06-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

Around here, people will run you off the road if...

Around here, people will run you off the road if you try to pass ... even if you pass going in the opposite direction.

They will, however, then discuss where they ride ... and sometimes, though...
12-05-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe you should give us enough info to look at...

Maybe you should give us enough info to look at the bike you are looking at?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,630
Posted By Maelochs

See, Mr. Moisture? Now you have made Mr. Hazetguy...

See, Mr. Moisture? Now you have made Mr. Hazetguy sad and disappointed.

I hope you are satisfied now.

:D :D :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,630
Posted By Maelochs

(BTW .... we all appreciate the comedy.)

(BTW .... we all appreciate the comedy.)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,630
Posted By Maelochs

Say, Moisture .... does the country you come from...

Say, Moisture .... does the country you come from have the concept of "irony"?

How about "ignorance"?

I say your bike might fit with a shorter stem, you tell me I am full of nonsense .... then...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,630
Posted By Maelochs

Dude .... you would be perfectly safe as a target...

Dude .... you would be perfectly safe as a target in a lawn-darts game ... the point never comes near you.

What is "stock" means NOTHING. The bike is too big for you to begin with. The fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,630
Posted By Maelochs

You are complaining the bike is too long, and you...

You are complaining the bike is too long, and you plan to install a longer stem? Bravo!

A shorter stem would be compensating for a too-long top tube .... and News Flash---That is why you would use...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,630
Posted By Maelochs

It seems we have dried up all the moisture .......

It seems we have dried up all the moisture .......
12-04-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

And if I have to acknowledge them verbally, I ask...

And if I have to acknowledge them verbally, I ask about chain lube ..... or comment on their socks.
12-04-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,087
Posted By Maelochs

So .... thrilled to hear about your investment...

So .... thrilled to hear about your investment strategy ... has it paid off? Are gators a better deal than sharks?
12-04-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

Unless, say, the front rider had no clue the rear...

Unless, say, the front rider had no clue the rear rider was a few inches away and stopped pedallng and sat up, or even braked ..... Really? Why? Didn't your stupid drills prove nothing bad could...
12-03-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,954
Posted By Maelochs

veganbikes .... sorry but that is crap. If you...

veganbikes .... sorry but that is crap. If you don't think BD bikes are a huge step up from big-box bikes, you know nothing about bikes.

Also .... BD bikes cover the range from old 7-speed to...
12-03-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

it is a really good joke and a really unfortunate...

it is a really good joke and a really unfortunate outcome.
12-03-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,990
Posted By Maelochs

Okay, this is stupid. Sorry , but it just is. ...

Okay, this is stupid. Sorry , but it just is.

You are claiming that if someone rams me from behind I will not crash but the other person will? Cool .... . go out and test that at speed and show me...
12-03-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,954
Posted By Maelochs

I did a cross-country charity tour with a fleet...

I did a cross-country charity tour with a fleet of $500 BikesDirect bikes, and kept mine and did a bunch more miles (ans some upgrades from the parts bin.) An former poster, Inpd, did 10- or 20,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 318,364
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... sorry if I am missing all the points...

Okay .... sorry if I am missing all the points but I am multi-tasking but have a need to see myself type stuff online :)

I have several sets of Vuelta wheels, which get bad reviews from a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,506
Posted By Maelochs

Sort of .... I can go to wealthy enclaves is...

Sort of .... I can go to wealthy enclaves is surrounding cities and see lots of people who drive Ferraris daily .... and the only 365 GTB I saw other than on the track was in commuter traffic on a...
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