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09-27-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,716
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: 61
Views: 1,716
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: 9
Views: 91
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: 6,255
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: 6,255
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: 400
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: 223
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: 17
Views: 322
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: 400
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: 852
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: 400
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: 6,255
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: 61
Views: 1,716
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: 3,523
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: 6,255
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: 61
Views: 1,716
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: 61
Views: 1,716
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: 104
Views: 2,376
Posted By Maelochs

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

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


:D
09-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 852
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: 201
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: 201
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: 52
Views: 1,780
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: 52
Views: 1,780
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: 852
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: 104
Views: 2,376
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: 852
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: 104
Views: 2,376
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: 2,098
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: 50
Views: 1,652
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: 50
Views: 1,652
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: 104
Views: 2,376
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: 852
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: 97
Views: 2,414
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: 130
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: 6,255
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: 6,255
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: 6,255
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: 6,255
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: 6,255
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...
09-23-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,098
Posted By Maelochs

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x831/monyishbikesm_4445125c5091cb6ae60ab52d674186a3ce0f6bb7.jpg
09-22-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Maelochs

it isn't any funnier after posting. I am...

it isn't any funnier after posting.
I am jealous. I need to get on your weight-loss program.
If I might make an unpleasant and unpopular suggestion .... join a gym. Your $500 will be much better...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,255
Posted By Maelochs

Much as I dislike factual information being...

Much as I dislike factual information being injected into a thread like this, I did enjoy learning that particular factual information.


I knew tubulars were safer .... apparently I was mistaken...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,255
Posted By Maelochs

It is well known among pro riders that none of...

It is well known among pro riders that none of them use the front brake and only have them on their bikes because Big Cycling demands it. As a rule, the cable is not actually connected to the brake,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,255
Posted By Maelochs

Safety. I tubular stays on the rim after it...

Safety. I tubular stays on the rim after it deflates, which is sort of important if you are diving down a mountain at 100 kph or blasting along in the peloton at 55. A deflated tire coming off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,255
Posted By Maelochs

I am not legally permitted to tell you how many...

I am not legally permitted to tell you how many millions of dollars the bike industry pays me annually to tell people I like discs. If you knew, you would sign up in a hurry.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,953
Posted By Maelochs

not if before turning up the dial, you give the...

not if before turning up the dial, you give the wheel sucker "The Look."
09-22-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 747
Posted By Maelochs

Any gloves will work for numbness of the hands,...

Any gloves will work for numbness of the hands, just tighten them enough around the wrist.
09-22-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 672
Posted By Maelochs

Cyccommute is mostly right. If i were in your...

Cyccommute is mostly right. If i were in your situation, I would adjust the front cable tension as I suggested above---I wuold actuyally start from scratch, but you probably---Probably---just need to...
09-22-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 672
Posted By Maelochs

Something like this: ...

Something like this: https://www.merlincycles.com/road-bike-groupsets-75294/ ...
09-22-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 672
Posted By Maelochs

Acera and Alivio are not great groups .... but...

Acera and Alivio are not great groups .... but they are serviceable. They will do the job. In my experience the lower-end Shimano stuff flexes more, and seems to stay adjusted less, than the good...
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