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09-26-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,316
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 36
Views: 885
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: 36
Views: 885
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: 84
Views: 1,776
Posted By Maelochs

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

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


:D
09-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
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: 4
Views: 155
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: 4
Views: 155
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: 51
Views: 1,644
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: 51
Views: 1,644
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: 28
Views: 661
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: 84
Views: 1,776
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: 28
Views: 661
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: 84
Views: 1,776
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: 64
Views: 2,048
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: 47
Views: 1,188
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: 47
Views: 1,188
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: 84
Views: 1,776
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: 28
Views: 661
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: 2,276
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: 117
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 64
Views: 2,048
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: 372
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 198
Views: 4,706
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: 5,649
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: 706
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: 608
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: 608
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: 608
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,706
Posted By Maelochs

Remember when we had multi-page threads...

Remember when we had multi-page threads Proving---not suggesting, but proving---that if the peloton went disc, all the riders would be limbless by the end of the season because the red-hot spinning...
09-21-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By Maelochs

Never hesitate to list stuff here (according to...

Never hesitate to list stuff here (according to whatever the rules might be. I am sure you can list parts and say "Trying to be adopted" and people can PM you for a price list without creating a...
09-21-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,776
Posted By Maelochs

If I could not re-seat the tire I would add a...

If I could not re-seat the tire I would add a tube. I cannot imagine the tire would unseat anyway ... that is one of the supposed "tubeless advantages," that if it goes flat it doesn't come off. But...
09-21-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,776
Posted By Maelochs

The question is, Why are they running out of air?...

The question is, Why are they running out of air?

The two main reasons (assuming they ever held air at all) is bad rim tape and bad valve sealing---the valve tot eh rim, not the valve core or head...
09-21-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,665
Posted By Maelochs

kahn: Stuff happens. One time (the...

kahn: Stuff happens.

One time (the time I broke a couple levers and almost broke my house key) I nearly called my wife. Thing is, she needs her sleep, she needs to take care of herself,...
09-21-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,665
Posted By Maelochs

You'd think we'd have attracted a more...

You'd think we'd have attracted a more intelligent crew of trolls by now .... but no .... we get second-rate hacks who quote what they are then deliberately misinterpreting, thereby showing their...
09-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,776
Posted By Maelochs

It seems that way to you because you don't know. ...

It seems that way to you because you don't know.

Taking the stem out is exactly as easy as removing the core.... which is exactly as easy as opening the valve to inflate your tire, which you...
09-21-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,665
Posted By Maelochs

Now I feel selfish and guilty for not riding with...

Now I feel selfish and guilty for not riding with my spouse .... except she doesn't ride .....

I guess bike shops need to start selling "Cycling Spouses" along with repair parts and under-saddle...
09-21-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,665
Posted By Maelochs

downhillmaster .... I don't believe you believe...

downhillmaster .... I don't believe you believe what you are posting.

Simple, obvious flaw---EVERYBODY can fix a flat if they have two working hands and half a working brain. You are comparing...
09-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,776
Posted By Maelochs

I have been experimenting with tubeless on the...

I have been experimenting with tubeless on the rear of my work bike .... not big deal.

As others say, get a sealant injector--basically a small turkey-baster type of clear plastic syringe with a...
09-21-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 608
Posted By Maelochs

You need to watch a lot of videos and make sure...

You need to watch a lot of videos and make sure you completely understand what you are doing. It is very simple, but if you don't get all the pieces straight in your head you could end up with hours...
09-21-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,665
Posted By Maelochs

I can generally swap a tube in 5-15 minutes....

I can generally swap a tube in 5-15 minutes. Sometimes a particular tire will fight for an hour...I have broken tire levers, had them fly off into who knows where, used a house key as a lever and...
09-21-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,665
Posted By Maelochs

Wrong. No one is complaining about helping a...

Wrong. No one is complaining about helping a friend. People are saying that friends who take advantage are not friends.
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