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09-29-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,406
Posted By Maelochs

Unless he;s the guy who steals them. :) A lot...

Unless he;s the guy who steals them. :) A lot of assumption, generalization, and imagination masked as hard data, Even the hard numbers were fudged, it seems.

Are some bikes bought and not...
09-29-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,368
Posted By Maelochs

The point you are ignoring is that it will not be...

The point you are ignoring is that it will not be a crappy bike ,,,
You might fool the meth-heads but they will be deterred by any serious lock ,,,, or two cheap locks, which is what I have been...
09-28-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By Maelochs

Well, it helps to mount it on the roadside seat...

Well, it helps to mount it on the roadside seat stay.

There are all kinds of clamps and straps for mounting lights .... yes, you need to angle the light optimally for optimal visibility (which is...
09-28-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

Let's hope he is out driving, sees himself...

Let's hope he is out driving, sees himself riding, runs himself over, and gets life in prison.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By Maelochs

I had some Hutchinson Fusion 28 tubeless which...

I had some Hutchinson Fusion 28 tubeless which failed on my .... I had some pics but don't know where they are. I think out of three tires two failed or something or three out of four .... in any...
09-28-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,368
Posted By Maelochs

Right? The evidence shows that thieves will...

Right? The evidence shows that thieves will remove/defeat even a good lock (and you have no idea what a "good" lock even means---it could have been a gym locker lock and a cable) to steal an average...
09-28-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

Considering that you also ride a bike on the...

Considering that you also ride a bike on the road, I would say you have severe issues.
09-28-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

Yes .... I have run across all those .... makes...

Yes .... I have run across all those .... makes you wonder how hard it is to gut a traffic engineering job.
09-27-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,368
Posted By Maelochs

Well, there is your science experiment. Locking a...

Well, there is your science experiment. Locking a nice bike or a beater makes no difference, so trying to disguise a nice bike as a beater would be a waste of time and money.

You had the answer...
09-27-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,368
Posted By Maelochs

Even though I am the smartest person in the room...

Even though I am the smartest person in the room .... base2 wins the thread.

Making the bike ugly won't stop the poor folk, and the people who steal good bikes will see through the paint ... but...
09-27-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,368
Posted By Maelochs

Depends .... A lot of bikes are stolen for joy...

Depends .... A lot of bikes are stolen for joy rides or to fund a minor drug habit ... those folks will steal what is easy. Best deterrent there, is a big fat lock and chain---if the bike is...
09-27-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

Seriously? Under what circumstances would this...

Seriously? Under what circumstances would this Ever be a good place to ride a bike?

I don't have rsbob's litany of research (science is fake anyway .... and so are birds) but I know that the...
09-25-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,165
Posted By Maelochs

I was going to make some typically smart-mouthed...

I was going to make some typically smart-mouthed response like, "Well, some riders are apparently airheads, so they wouldn't be .... " but if you are taking me seriously on BF .... probably most...
09-24-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

I assumed he meant head-on drivers turning left...

I assumed he meant head-on drivers turning left across his path .... but once again, if you are in their way enough, they will often give up right of way, because the headaches of killing a cyclist ...
09-24-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

He means "Get out of the bike lane and into the...

He means "Get out of the bike lane and into the traffic lane if it will help people Not hit you."

If you nearly got hit, something went wrong. Blame the driver, or the other driver, or the traffic...
09-24-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

Actually, in another thread on this site, the...

Actually, in another thread on this site, the experts have determined that flashing front lights irritate drivers and make them want to hit cyclists.

Basic take-away---riding in traffic is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,543
Posted By Maelochs

I think the bike looks better with one yellow and...

I think the bike looks better with one yellow and one gray cable set up front. The brake cables almost disappear, as though they were shadows of the yellow shifter cables, and because there are only...
09-24-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Maelochs

If you go to a fitter, explain your specific...

If you go to a fitter, explain your specific needs, and if the fitter is not willing to put you in the position you want, walk away.

I think recovery is the biggest issue, though. Quite a few...
09-23-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By Maelochs

In either case you would mostly be keeping the...

In either case you would mostly be keeping the frame .... everything is else is replaceable and sooner or later, would need to be.

The oddity of these posts, though .... "Which one do I like...
09-23-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,165
Posted By Maelochs

These are all amazing breakthroughs in human...

These are all amazing breakthroughs in human transportation.

I am reminded of the Saturday Night Live comment about Segways .... "... an entirely new way for people to be hit by cars."
09-22-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

We shall consider your suggestion.

We shall consider your suggestion.
09-22-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,165
Posted By Maelochs

Good thing about those scooters ... way...

Good thing about those scooters ... way top-heavy. They tip right over with just a nudge. A Keirin-style helmet whack and well .... have someone video the show and edit you out ......
09-22-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,406
Posted By Maelochs

Lol yeah .... I have worked hard for a while,...

Lol yeah .... I have worked hard for a while, and I have some nice bikes, nice cars, nice homes, a good wife, and I keep getting better at life.

I am old and fat but I am living pretty well .......
09-22-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

You might think i am a jerk, (and sometimes you...

You might think i am a jerk, (and sometimes you might be right,) but I still enjoy most of your comments. Dude ..... whew.

Your comment had NOTHING TO DO WITH ME. Your comment was an astute...
09-22-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,406
Posted By Maelochs

If you are old enough and fat enough Everything...

If you are old enough and fat enough Everything is uncomfortable.

Hint: those fat old dudes didn't think they were going to suddenly "get fast" because they bought hot bikes, any more than thought...
09-22-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

You might think i am a jerk, (and sometimes you...

You might think i am a jerk, (and sometimes you might be right,) but I still enjoy most of your comments.
09-21-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,944
Posted By Maelochs

I have several times seen oncoming bikes on the...

I have several times seen oncoming bikes on the far side of the road in shaded areas because of their front flashers. It does serve to alert drivers that there are bikes about, which means that if...
09-21-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

So the title of this thread should be "Why don't...

So the title of this thread should be "Why don't people want to pedal any less?"
09-21-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

All the states i have ridden (I think 38 but I...

All the states i have ridden (I think 38 but I cannot count that high) have Almost the same written rules, which in action work out to be exactly the same laws .... the range of factors which allow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Maelochs

He's embarrassing himself, and damaging the image...

He's embarrassing himself, and damaging the image of the homeless folks and paupers who are car-free and biking it all over every day with some sort of competence.
09-21-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

How are you going to teach your children to walk...

How are you going to teach your children to walk safely on city streets? How are you going to teach your children Anything?

Sorry if you think teaching your kids survival techniques is a waste of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Maelochs

My question is do you really want a full-on aero...

My question is do you really want a full-on aero race bike .... if you do .... well, I envy you your options.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Maelochs

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A carbon frame race bike with high-end components and rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Maelochs

One short note---assuming both are in decent...

One short note---assuming both are in decent shape and fit you .... the older bike probably has a lot more miles on every part. The nearly new bike is probably nearly new.

If I was in the market...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,684
Posted By Maelochs

I pour molten wax into the frame via the seat...

I pour molten wax into the frame via the seat tube .... so my internally routed cables can get the lubrication they need.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Maelochs

No spokes in the dumpster? You rode 500...

No spokes in the dumpster?

You rode 500 miles on a wheel-ful of overstressed and probably badly-tensioned spokes, and if only one more broke you are lucky. If you had bought a couple spokes...
09-20-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,944
Posted By Maelochs

This is one of those debates where everyone is...

This is one of those debates where everyone is trying to play devil's advocate and no one is really ...


Forget it. This one can die like the "help up the hills" thread .....

I am sure that...
09-20-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

You know, if people act badly on pedal bikes, we...

You know, if people act badly on pedal bikes, we call them out. When people act badly on e-bikes, we call them out. When people act badly while driving cars ....

Maybe ... just maybe .... the...
09-19-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,160
Posted By Maelochs

What about stopping for dizziness and vomiting?

What about stopping for dizziness and vomiting?
09-19-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,160
Posted By Maelochs

As a very overweight rider who doesn't do enough...

As a very overweight rider who doesn't do enough miles ..... I have to agree it is not just leg strength. I have done group rides where I could barely manage the hills---as in, lowest gear,...
09-19-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By Maelochs

I believe the word you would prefer to use, is...

I believe the word you would prefer to use, is "wouldn't," but you are a gentleman. Not an either/or .... Well, just because information is thousands of times easier to acquire now than at any...
09-19-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe you need to look up "generalization." I...

Maybe you need to look up "generalization." I specified a Specific situation .... the Opposite of a generalization. And for much of the country during two-three months there are days---sometimes...
09-19-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By Maelochs

I am pretty sure if you were pressed, you could...

I am pretty sure if you were pressed, you could maybe find a receipt, or that your bank has records going back to when you bought the bike, or that you could figure out approximately which year .......
09-19-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

And if it is 95 degrees and 95% humidity you will...

And if it is 95 degrees and 95% humidity you will sweat if standing still in front of a fan. Great completely inaccurate generalization.
09-19-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,938
Posted By Maelochs

And if the bike lane is blocked, totally...

And if the bike lane is blocked, totally impassable ... the cyclist just stands there?

I did a short bit of online searching but I didn't ever see the actual statute--I know how to search for US...
09-18-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,944
Posted By Maelochs

I have no idea what happened to Rsob, beyond what...

I have no idea what happened to Rsob, beyond what he has posted .... like the rest of us. All me have is displayed our prejudices.

I have experienced the coal-rolling, the close calls, being...
09-18-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Maelochs

I am not sure if your favorite mechanic knows...

I am not sure if your favorite mechanic knows anything about vintage bikes---and apparently neither do you. Still makes sense to ask him, no?

The rules here are to prevent people from abusing the...
09-18-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,944
Posted By Maelochs

of the thousands of drivers you have interviewed,...

of the thousands of drivers you have interviewed, which number--precisely--told you this?
09-18-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By Maelochs

I mean this in every positive way .... this looks...

I mean this in every positive way .... this looks like a military issue "Bi-wheeled, utility, general purpose, all-terrain, cargo and personnel transport unit."

Sort of a standard-issue...
09-18-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,392
Posted By Maelochs

I say again .... people being stupid in heavy...

I say again .... people being stupid in heavy traffic (i.e. regular commuters) will likely get pummeled by the Fist of Darwin if they ride stupid often enough.

When I was young and thought I was...
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