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09-16-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By Maelochs

If I just wanted to be able to say "I did it"...

If I just wanted to be able to say "I did it" even if I did it badly .... I'd just go for it.

Maybe I would send the last 25 miles hating myself, life, cycling, everyone who asked it I was okay,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Maelochs

If the OP knows how to set up his/her bike...

If the OP knows how to set up his/her bike because the bike is set up correctly, and just wants his new bike to fit the same .... then it doesn't matter in which order he adjusts things.

All s/he...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 474
Posted By Maelochs

I have very long limbs and a very short...

I have very long limbs and a very short torso---finding a good fit always goes against what most people suggest, because most people don't know me. So i can understand that there are things work for...
09-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,988
Posted By Maelochs

Everything is so right about those pictures. He...

Everything is so right about those pictures. He may be a pain on BF, but the guy has awesome taste in bikes and cycling. :D
09-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

Well, we are all so proud of you. I have...

Well, we are all so proud of you.

I have NEVER called for a ride.

I got a ride three time in over 50 years .... once in an ambulance, once by the guy who ran a stop sign, causing a crash which...
09-16-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

Every one of us knows a bike mechanic, so by your...

Every one of us knows a bike mechanic, so by your logic, every one of us must oil our chains.

I hope you ride a bike better than you communicate in English.
09-16-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

When I hear about "50000 km without a flat" i...

When I hear about "50000 km without a flat" i really feel insecure ..... if can can go five weeks without a flat I feel like I am winning the lottery.
09-16-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

Oi .... here it goes ...... The local shop runs a...

Oi .... here it goes ...... The local shop runs a lot of group rides and has its own cycling club (or rather, the shop owners and most employees are in the club.) There are riders of both sexes (or...
09-16-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

I was wondering what happened to rydabent. It...

I was wondering what happened to rydabent. It used to be that every four months or so he would start a thread about cycling wear, or diamond-frame bikes, or a couple other silly topics .... I was a...
09-15-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Maelochs

Seems like it would be too heavy (not Too...

Seems like it would be too heavy (not Too heavy--26 lbs) and undergeared for a lot of road rides. it is more a casual around-town cruiser by design, as far as I can tell. But I could be wrong.
...
09-15-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

You go a whole ride without changing your headset...

You go a whole ride without changing your headset and bottom bracket? And do a whole ride on the same tires? You do like to live dangerously.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,212
Posted By Maelochs

---Yup..... "I snuck up behind this guy, he...

---Yup..... "I snuck up behind this guy, he slowed because he didn't even know I was there, and since I was head down and hammering I rammed right into him .... and He had the nerve to get upset."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,212
Posted By Maelochs

last time I tried that "tapping the rider's hip"...

last time I tried that "tapping the rider's hip" she slapped me out of the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 474
Posted By Maelochs

I understand now why you are looking at a Defy...

I understand now why you are looking at a Defy .... well, it is a good bike, but I doubt it will corner like a Tarmac no matter how much you lean forward.

I have a Workswell which is 90% a defy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 474
Posted By Maelochs

Every fitter will have some idea about "how a...

Every fitter will have some idea about "how a bike should be ridden." Some might really try to accommodate you .... But I would be surprised if most of them didn't have a "That isn't right" set-up,...
09-15-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 946
Posted By Maelochs

You don't really need and expensive bike .... ...

You don't really need and expensive bike .... you need a really expensive bike.

Be a job creator, help the industry.

As other posts in other threads have mentioned, Riding a bike is terrible...
09-15-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

Of course, Rydabent rides a two-wheeled bent---so...

Of course, Rydabent rides a two-wheeled bent---so he is unstable and floating in space.

And wearing oversized panties, apparently, but that was a lot more information than I really wanted.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 474
Posted By Maelochs

If legs are your issue why mess with stems and...

If legs are your issue why mess with stems and bars?

Also, who said 5cm was "Optimal"? optimal according to who?

I hope you paid that guy a cubic buttload of money for messing up your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By Maelochs

Try to time the ticks .... are they the same...

Try to time the ticks .... are they the same frequency in all gears (FD) or does the frequency change in different gears (RD)? Do they happen with the cranks in a certain position?

Ah, forget...
09-15-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,988
Posted By Maelochs

Even on the bikes I lube with liquid, I never had...

Even on the bikes I lube with liquid, I never had a problem cleaning them. Scrape the jockey wheels, and every now and then Simple Green the works and spray it with a weak stream. Never found any...
09-15-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,371
Posted By Maelochs

How about arguing about a bike with 12-speed DI2...

How about arguing about a bike with 12-speed DI2 versus riding a bike with 8000 Ultegra?

The imaginary bike is red.
09-15-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

Rydabent ..... I wish you had not been one of the...

Rydabent ..... I wish you had not been one of the people to pile on. I used to respect you despite the fact that you don't ride a real bicycle ...... :D

Imagine if you had bothered to read the...
09-15-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Maelochs

Yup. Unless you are racing at a level where your...

Yup. Unless you are racing at a level where your bike is free from a sponsor, a few extra ratios won't make your ride better. He has been riding single speed in the mountains of Texas. He'd be...
09-15-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Maelochs

If you are confident that you can tell a good...

If you are confident that you can tell a good deal from a good scam, used will "often" get you a lot more bang for the buck, but you have to be Really selective.

Problems with buying used is...
09-15-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,371
Posted By Maelochs

Riding a bike is "better" than arguing on the...

Riding a bike is "better" than arguing on the Internet ..... for some folks.
09-15-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,309
Posted By Maelochs

You must have very good hands .... I would worry...

You must have very good hands .... I would worry that I would mis-grab the camera, or if I had to drop it to stop a crash, that it would bounce around off my knees and the bars, causing pain to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,212
Posted By Maelochs

Everywhere I go outside my front door is shared...

Everywhere I go outside my front door is shared space. I have an obligation to cooperate with other people in that shared space so that we all can make maximum use of it. Even if a lot of other...
09-15-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

A few quick links, a multi-tool with all the...

A few quick links, a multi-tool with all the popular allen wrenches and some box wrenches, flat and phillips an sometimes Torx .... a couple tubes, tire levers, boots ..... As you say, we don't...
09-15-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Maelochs

If you are new to mountain-biking it is very...

If you are new to mountain-biking it is very unlikely that an older high-end bike would hold you back at all.
I bought a 2007 Cannondale--24 speeds, 26" wheels--but it also had a full Fox Float...
09-14-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

Not many cyclists seem to realize that the cell...

Not many cyclists seem to realize that the cell phone is a master mechanics' device, capable of dealing with almost every bicycle-related situation -- apparently.
09-14-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,569
Posted By Maelochs

Videos? Yeah, for sure, if you saw it on TV or on...

Videos? Yeah, for sure, if you saw it on TV or on the Internet it must be true ......

More seriously, if you saw a video of racing, those guys don't carry tools, they carry trains of cars carrying...
09-14-21, 11:59 AM
09-14-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,371
Posted By Maelochs

Okay folks .... when even I step away from a...

Okay folks .... when even I step away from a thread because it has become mindlessly contentious .... you are below rock bottom.

You might be capable of worse, but I won't be here to see it. And...
09-14-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,043
Posted By Maelochs

She was until he made her ride 60 miles on a...

She was until he made her ride 60 miles on a Denali ........
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By Maelochs

Go to Wheels Mfg. and see if they sell something...

Go to Wheels Mfg. and see if they sell something which might help.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,212
Posted By Maelochs

The rest of us, who aren't afraid to talk to...

The rest of us, who aren't afraid to talk to women, would just explain the situation as thought they were just ... . y'know, people or something.




:D :D :D totally joking but not kidding.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By Maelochs

I carry a worse dog in a knapsack, with a...

I carry a worse dog in a knapsack, with a pull-cord quick release for immediate deployment.
09-14-21, 10:45 AM
09-14-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Maelochs

I suggest cleaning the chain excellently before...

I suggest cleaning the chain excellently before re-waxing .... not just oil, but all the gunk stuck in the oil.
09-14-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Maelochs

Squirt. People say you do best toughing up the...

Squirt. People say you do best toughing up the waxed chain with Squirt.

I have tried using a different wax-based tough-up and it seems okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By Maelochs

I had an experience similar to jaxgtr except it...

I had an experience similar to jaxgtr except it took me months .... removed, relubed, adjusted and/or replaced everything except the bar tape and the saddle.

The noise was Absolutely coming from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Maelochs

I generally only inflate my tires, not my wheels.

I generally only inflate my tires, not my wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,212
Posted By Maelochs

It is fine to draft as long as you are waving. ...

It is fine to draft as long as you are waving.

Also, it is Not fine if your socks are longer than the rider you are drafting.

Naturally all this depends upon which chain lube each of you uses.
09-13-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,371
Posted By Maelochs

One sharp bike.

One sharp bike.
09-13-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,689
Posted By Maelochs

Here's a weird idea ..... if you want to ride...

Here's a weird idea ..... if you want to ride your bike, ride your bike.

I am not a participant in a fashion, show, nor any kind of public opinion poll, nor in any way interested in the judgments...
09-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Maelochs

The tires aren't slowing you down with their...

The tires aren't slowing you down with their ridiculously marginally larger frontal area, and are probably faster on anything but a board track. The riding position is easily modifiable.

Or, you...
09-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,499
Posted By Maelochs

Well .... back then having devices which...

Well .... back then having devices which specialized moving huge amounts of air violently but in a very controlled fashion was part of my way of life. Nowadays, I am pretty sure I would get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Maelochs

Seems to me you'd be better buying new Ultegra...

Seems to me you'd be better buying new Ultegra for the Contend frame ..... If you like the Contend ..... Not sure what the front derailleur issue might be, but wouldn't you want to find out? Is it...
09-12-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,499
Posted By Maelochs

Steampipe ..... primitive steampunk .....

Steampipe ..... primitive steampunk .....
09-12-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Maelochs

If you can get good wheels new (12-speed) DI2...

If you can get good wheels new (12-speed) DI2 .... that's what I would do. The money comes to pennies per day over a ten-year span of owning the bike. A good set of wheels can cost a lot of cash,...
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