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10-20-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 257
Posted By Maelochs

None of the things some folks complain about...

None of the things some folks complain about Really matter ....

For people who want a comfortable ride to just ride around, there is no need to min/max and optimize everything. Sure you don't need...
10-20-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Maelochs

Sell what you have. Don't try to trade because...

Sell what you have. Don't try to trade because you will end up getting the wrong thing again.

You really need to figure out what you want---to understand enough about bikes in general--before you...
10-20-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,686
Posted By Maelochs

Dude ... I am laughing at YOU right now. ...

Dude ... I am laughing at YOU right now.

Untwist your panties if you find they are cutting off blood flow or causing other discomfort.

I have seen you get into numerous petty urinating matches...
10-20-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,053
Posted By Maelochs

As a rule the deal with limit screws is you set...

As a rule the deal with limit screws is you set up the outer so the chain is on the big ring smallest cog and the inside of the outer plate is a millimeter or two off the chain, and set the high...
10-20-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 257
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/talon-4 ...

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/talon-4
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/867x650/my21talon294_a2583f7176bdf2506277168c2e60166a37c27293.jpg...
10-20-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 926
Posted By Maelochs

Call me up for that cross-Atlantic ride .... I...

Call me up for that cross-Atlantic ride .... I want to video it. And I will call for rescue as well.

:D
10-20-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, but what about his bike?

Yeah, but what about his bike?
10-19-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,131
Posted By Maelochs

This is another standard BF "Whatever" thread. if...

This is another standard BF "Whatever" thread. if you think CF is unsafe, don't buy CF.

Not the science of the rocket, is this.
10-19-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 700
Posted By Maelochs

I don't understand why the shop scratched the...

I don't understand why the shop scratched the crank while trying to thread a pedal. If the shop knows that each pedal is threaded differently, there would have been no need for force---either it fit...
10-18-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

TricycleTom, I'd like to see one of those .......

TricycleTom, I'd like to see one of those .... pretty freaking heavy and complex, and also expensive. The reason bikes can be (Can be) affordable is because they are simple. When you have the first...
10-17-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 926
Posted By Maelochs

kahn raises an interesting possibility. Some...

kahn raises an interesting possibility. Some local news stations have reporters who specifically cover injustice. if you went out of your way to take advantage of a government program which would...
10-15-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,372
Posted By Maelochs

Every Popular online forum is successful...

Every Popular online forum is successful precisely because of this stupid human behavior. People come to fight, and to join in the fight, and to pretend to be above the fight while attack both sides,...
10-15-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,208
Posted By Maelochs

Y'all can certainly be .... well, never mind. ...

Y'all can certainly be .... well, never mind.

There is Zero connection between building a light bike and losing weight. That would be like saying no one could buy a Corvette or Camaro unless they...
10-15-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

So ..... cyclezen has just invented the folding...

So ..... cyclezen has just invented the folding mini-e-bike which collapses down to something the size of a heavy carry-on suitcase and is perfect for negotiating urban environments.
10-15-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Maelochs

Total domination, maximum profit, market control...

Total domination, maximum profit, market control .... If all the bikes you can buy are from the same corporate overlord, said overlord gets more wealthy. I don't see the new management messing with...
10-15-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Maelochs

You did this study. The results are in the first...

You did this study. The results are in the first post.

We thank you.
10-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,372
Posted By Maelochs

Why are people so ignorant ....... maybe they are...

Why are people so ignorant ....... maybe they are just tired of people like you stereotyping and insulting them ...... :D
10-14-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discuss...

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1240247-walmart-s-best.html
“Enjoy cycling: Stunt bikes are very suitable for mountain, wasteland, and effective on roads, trails, cities,...
10-14-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

pedal-bike

pedal-bike
10-14-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

Wait until all bikes have hydro discs, and Joe...

Wait until all bikes have hydro discs, and Joe Couchrider hops on his 37-pound "stunt bike" with a backwards fork and grabs the brakes when he gets scared going downhill too fast.

ABS will be a...
10-13-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, I never actually measured, and trying to...

Yeah, I never actually measured, and trying to picture it it seems like it might have been wider than half an inch .... it was noticeably wider than all the other double- and triple derailleurs I...
10-13-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By Maelochs

Triples tended to have wider cages, and MTB even...

Triples tended to have wider cages, and MTB even more so. I had MTB FD on a touring triple---cage must have been half an inch wide. I was running 3x6 but I probably could have covered 3x11 with that...
10-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

Dude .... FAIL!!! You are using logic. ...

Dude .... FAIL!!!

You are using logic.

:D

No, once john and Joan Couchpilot get their new e-bikes with hydro discs---or maybe their Walmart Specials with hydro discs and reversed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,846
Posted By Maelochs

Simple enough for what? If I cannot buy a...

Simple enough for what?

If I cannot buy a bicycle and just ride off on it .... if I cannot immediately understand how the derailleurs work, if I cannot keep them adjusted, if I have to...
10-13-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,256
Posted By Maelochs

Mine don't last either .... in fact I generally...

Mine don't last either .... in fact I generally only get one use out of them.
10-13-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

Hey, folks .... this is BF. If you start taking...

Hey, folks .... this is BF. If you start taking this stuff too seriously .... take a break, take a bike ride, reconnect with what is real.

This place is a pernicious drug. Don't let it use you...
10-13-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

That is the definition of vanity ---- thinking...

That is the definition of vanity ---- thinking that how your stuff looks is very important. Doesn't make it wrong, doesn't make you wrong .... but "vanity" as it is being used in this thread could...
10-13-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,122
Posted By Maelochs

I watch some auto programs.... a lot of the...

I watch some auto programs.... a lot of the tools have lights, and for everyone who was tried to shine the beam from the headlight past the tool onto the fastener .....

ABS simply isn't needed....
10-13-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By Maelochs

It doesn't. You can ride with the chain hitting...

It doesn't. You can ride with the chain hitting the derailleur cage if you like. :D

The deal is this---in the old days, you needed to manually trim the front derailleur, and even then, often...
10-13-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,686
Posted By Maelochs

Repeated as a perfect definition of irony.

Repeated as a perfect definition of irony.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,846
Posted By Maelochs

This is simple nonsense. If you have to...

This is simple nonsense.

If you have to consult online forums before buying a $1500+ bicycle, cycling is not simple enough.

Think how many $1500 bikes i could buy, from expensive hybrids to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Maelochs

I like to bring a mini-pump and a mini-tool...

I like to bring a mini-pump and a mini-tool (usually a flat and Phillips screwdrivers, 5 or 6 Allen wrenches, and a Torx point,) three tire levers, a chain break (Park Mini-Brute) and several quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Maelochs

The two bikes are radically different, no?...

The two bikes are radically different, no? Different best uses, vastly different riding positions ..... The question to me is, what job do you want to do? That determines the tool you choose.

Why,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By Maelochs

It looks like there isn't much wear on the...

It looks like there isn't much wear on the cassette or chain rings .... brake shoes look newish .... looks like there might be some wear on the paint of the left chain stay where the cable hits it...
10-12-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

Here's another part of the deal (and this has...

Here's another part of the deal (and this has been debated here before): A lot of the bike market is driven by wealthy (or would-be-wealthy-if-I-didn't-race) riders who want what the pros ride.
...
10-12-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,352
Posted By Maelochs

I'd assume the IGH is both heavier and less...

I'd assume the IGH is both heavier and less efficient. So what? A pound of extra weight isn't what keeps riding from being fun, unless you like to race your friends and their bikes all weigh...
10-12-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

That's an interesting story. Have you written any...

That's an interesting story. Have you written any other fiction?
10-12-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

Pure BS. The key performance metric is the...

Pure BS. The key performance metric is the ability of the rider. I could ride a three-ounce bike and not be able to keep up with the pro peloton.
10-12-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

Well, with he supply-chain issues, the wait is...

Well, with he supply-chain issues, the wait is hard to determine .......
10-12-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,686
Posted By Maelochs

The bike looks unsafe if not anatomically...

The bike looks unsafe if not anatomically impossible to ride, as it appears in the photos. The fact that the company could not even take a picture of a person riding the bike---even in the same room...
10-12-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,092
Posted By Maelochs

I think it was Moots that had a bike with a tiny...

I think it was Moots that had a bike with a tiny rear shock a couple decades back .... Apparently they still make this buike https://moots.com/bike/routt-ybb/
10-11-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,326
Posted By Maelochs

I can respect a poster who takes BF this...

I can respect a poster who takes BF this seriously .....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,846
Posted By Maelochs

Basic "Cliff Notes" version of this thread: You...

Basic "Cliff Notes" version of this thread: You made some bad choices, and instead of taking responsibility, you are blaming the world.

Longer explanation:

If you had asked here before making...
10-11-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

How much does your chain lube weigh?

How much does your chain lube weigh?
10-11-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By Maelochs

Bunch of stuff ..... different sizes, different...

Bunch of stuff ..... different sizes, different weights. Different builds, different weights. Each manufacturer would have to weigh and publish the weight of every possible combination .... and as...
10-11-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,352
Posted By Maelochs

It suits your needs and provides you with all the...

It suits your needs and provides you with all the features you desire. You got the right bike.

Good for you.
10-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Maelochs

On the one hand I want to praise SArenas86 for...

On the one hand I want to praise SArenas86 for taking the bike to a shop, and other other hand I want to warn him not to take advice from people like me on BF.

:D
10-11-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Maelochs

Well .... if the crank is hitting the derailleur...

Well .... if the crank is hitting the derailleur and you can't shift into the top ring .... Your derailleur is twisted.

If the rings are really worn ("shark-finned," where the teeth are shaped...
10-11-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Maelochs

Why do you feel the need to upgrade the crankset?...

Why do you feel the need to upgrade the crankset? What is your current crankset not doing that you want it to do?

Do you use all the chain rings? What gear combinations do you usually use?
...
10-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By Maelochs

I honestly don't see why changing the chain rings...

I honestly don't see why changing the chain rings would be any worse than changing the cassette. Either way the guy wants to spin more.

I have a friend who is a heart-attach and leukemia survivor...
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