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07-17-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
Posted By Maelochs

No dude .... using only the air brake is best. I...

No dude .... using only the air brake is best. I read it on the internet.
07-17-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
Posted By Maelochs

I was thinking of Mr. TwistedRyder .... Bent...

I was thinking of Mr. TwistedRyder .... Bent Ryder, Broken Ryder, whatever .... re: braking and if he rides a bent or a tadpole trike the whole equation is different. Either has a much lower center...
07-17-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
Posted By Maelochs

That'll stir things up ..... :D

That'll stir things up ..... :D
07-17-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
Posted By Maelochs

livedarklions---Sure, driving out of a situation...

livedarklions---Sure, driving out of a situation is better than locking up the brakes and skidding into it-----when you have that option. Sometimes you have no safe place to go, and emergency braking...
07-14-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
Posted By Maelochs

This is actually the quintessence of all the...

This is actually the quintessence of all the arguments here.

"I reject your reality and substitute my own."

This is the text version of sticking one's fingers in one's ears and chanting to...
07-14-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,321
Posted By Maelochs

This thread has taken a few disturbing turns...

This thread has taken a few disturbing turns toward the rational, but luckily a few crazy posts still leaven the mix.

Everyone should ride like a kid, for fun .... and no one ever wants more...
07-14-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,379
Posted By Maelochs

I find a year or so break between visits here is...

I find a year or so break between visits here is salutary .... now I am just measuring time before the nonsense and lies kill my sense of humor and drive me away screaming .... or I get banned...
07-14-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,379
Posted By Maelochs

Not to be mean or anything .... but what is this...

Not to be mean or anything .... but what is this sentences Supposed to say .... because right now it is a nonsensical string of random clauses.

Most literally impossible to understand. But if...
07-14-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,760
Posted By Maelochs

... and quite strange .... which I see...

... and quite strange ....


which I see as a good thing .....
07-13-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, I actually mentioned that if you lock the...

Yeah, I actually mentioned that if you lock the rear wheel you are doing it wrong.

Do it Right.

You cannot say, "This doesn't work because I cannot do it." That is like me saying "Pianos don't...
07-13-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
Posted By Maelochs

here is a simple question----why would only using...

here is a simple question----why would only using the front brake stop one faster?

If one applied the front brake for maximum effect .... how would also applying the rear brake reduce the effect...
07-13-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
Posted By Maelochs

if riding with only a front brake were a benefit...

if riding with only a front brake were a benefit every Protour race bike would have only a single brake --- less weight, more ability to control weight distribution and CG with ballast ..... (Ahhhh...
07-13-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,379
Posted By Maelochs

I have zero clue what the original post is about....

I have zero clue what the original post is about. Is the poster confused about appropriate tire pressure. Does he think tire pressure and bike cost are related, or does he think that the guy must be...
07-13-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,321
Posted By Maelochs

Seems to me that I want a ratio for every...

Seems to me that I want a ratio for every situation .... but obviously "too many gears" can be an issue, because as a rider I have to learn each ratio .... (by the way, the common choices seem to be...
07-13-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,760
Posted By Maelochs

Bikes make a Huge difference in speed. I am...

Bikes make a Huge difference in speed.

I am so much slower when I don't ride my bike.
06-24-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,800
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: 39
Views: 1,135
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: 893
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: 1,771
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: 3,658
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: 1,104
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: 9,553
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: 3,148
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: 1,762
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: 3,148
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: 4,873
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: 3,813
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: 78
Views: 3,588
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: 3,148
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: 908
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: 3,148
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: 9,553
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: 7,484
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: 7,484
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: 4,777
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: 908
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: 7,484
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: 7,484
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: 2,034
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: 908
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: 1,642
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: 7,484
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: 7,484
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: 8,924
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: 8,924
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: 7,484
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: 2,034
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: 7,484
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: 7,484
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: 378
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?
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