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02-28-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,748
Posted By Maelochs

If you have a chance to try a lighter/newer/ bike...

If you have a chance to try a lighter/newer/ bike or a bike with better tech (better gearing, STI shifters as opposed to downtube shifters if applicable) and lighter wheels, see how it feels to you....
02-26-24, 06:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,768
Posted By Maelochs

You paid $50 for a coffee cup just to impress...

You paid $50 for a coffee cup just to impress some guy you don't know and likely won't see again?

That is Highly unreasonable.
02-17-24, 07:35 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

Every US oil company gets major support from the...

Every US oil company gets major support from the US government... cheap leases, subsidies for exploration and development .......
...
02-16-24, 04:37 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

Provide quantities. Everyone "knew" that rotating...

Provide quantities. Everyone "knew" that rotating mass was more important or impactful than static mass .... until the actual math proved that differences were minuscule.

Everyone "knew" that...
02-16-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

Real question. I last built a bike in 2017....

Real question.

I last built a bike in 2017. The 800-gram frame cost $800. The 105 (5800) group set cost I think $400. Wheels were about $500 (about 1500 grams.) Riding weight, with pedals, pump,...
02-16-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By Maelochs

Would football still be ruined?

Would football still be ruined?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Maelochs

I agree with 79pmooney .... everyone talks about...

I agree with 79pmooney .... everyone talks about pressures which sound ridiculously low to me. I do not find the ride more comfortable when the wheel moves independently of the tire contact patch...
02-16-24, 01:25 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

This thread ... and so many others ... is a...

This thread ... and so many others ... is a perfect demonstration of why I never argue with Flat-Earthers. "Yes, the Earth is flat .... you are so smart not to be fooled." Then I walk away.

I...
02-16-24, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By Maelochs

No possible way this thread could go astray ... ...

No possible way this thread could go astray ...



.... because it started off so wrong ....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,109
Posted By Maelochs

I use a double boiler (pot of boiling water with...

I use a double boiler (pot of boiling water with another pot in it) and degrease with either Simple green or mineral spirits. Rewax when you think the chain needs it ... noisy or whatever....
02-15-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,287
Posted By Maelochs

This whole thing ... people arguing, "The Sun is...

This whole thing ... people arguing, "The Sun is hot," and others arguing, "Heat is relative, 'Hot' has no objective meaning" and everyone argues until they get sunburned, which has nothing to do...
02-15-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

I have done back-to-back testing on this...

I have done back-to-back testing on this topic--lighter rotating mass---and can say with perfect honesty and accuracy that the lighter wheels and tires (I tried three combinations) FEEL faster.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 02:29 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,871
Posted By Maelochs

If you are asking this question sincerely (which...

If you are asking this question sincerely (which I strongly doubt) then the answer is ... . LEARN.

If the real issue you have is you cannot discern noise from signal ... learn.

I can see why...
02-15-24, 02:10 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,241
Posted By Maelochs

If you think that, you have never tired to play a...

If you think that, you have never tired to play a sport or have never succeeded at much ... including logic.

If you think every sport is played by quick-twitch morons ... yeah, except ... it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,871
Posted By Maelochs

^he is asking them to be His sheep

^he is asking them to be His sheep
02-14-24, 08:20 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,241
Posted By Maelochs

This is the "Soccer Sux" fallacy ... that game...

This is the "Soccer Sux" fallacy ... that game play doesn't matter and only goals are exciting.

A game with lots of scoring can be exciting even if it ends in a tie (NBA, anyone?) A game with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 01:33 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,871
Posted By Maelochs

I was going to post another page-long comment...

I was going to post another page-long comment when I saw that it was one of the posters who ...... never mind.
02-13-24, 01:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By Maelochs

Giant agrees to sell kids and mountain bikes at...

Giant agrees to sell kids and mountain bikes at Dick's-owned specialty stores

I am all for selling mountain bikes but I don't think Dick's or Giant should be selling kids before they reach their...
02-12-24, 05:56 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,094
Posted By Maelochs

Some folks need to learn to be honest. The...

Some folks need to learn to be honest.

The fact is, CF is a known material---despite the fact that new developments happen all the time---and people have been using it for many decades. Engineers...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,871
Posted By Maelochs

^ See how people distort what I say? I never said...

^ See how people distort what I say? I never said ocean-going bikes would have reactors ...... :D

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-24, 05:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,871
Posted By Maelochs

Nah ... electronic magnetic brakes reacting on...

Nah ... electronic magnetic brakes reacting on tiny amounts of magnetic material embedded in the cf rim will be the end-of-the-century brake-through. No actual contact between the brake and rim. By...
02-10-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

I will just leave this here .......

I will just leave this here .......
02-10-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

Pretty sure there is no confusion ... just a...

Pretty sure there is no confusion ... just a tired schtick.
02-10-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

Back up a certain distance from a cliff, charge...

Back up a certain distance from a cliff, charge headlong, and at a certain point, brake. Keep moving the braking point closer until a winner is apparent.

Sounds good to me.
02-10-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,240
Posted By Maelochs

Some folks, the ways points go right by them,...

Some folks, the ways points go right by them, you's think they were Olympic fencing champs or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-24, 02:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,871
Posted By Maelochs

I won't read this one, and didn't read much of...

I won't read this one, and didn't read much of the other ... this is rich though ... one guy writes a hack piece to stir up debate to get "engagement" on his website to justify his paycheck ... and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-24, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Maelochs

If it almost sold at US$90 .... why would you set...

If it almost sold at US$90 .... why would you set a reserve of three times that much? How would that help? If the buyer never paid, he might have found a better deal .... and if CaD120 was too much...
02-09-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By Maelochs

And you can fit more in each bottle because it is...

And you can fit more in each bottle because it is less filling.
02-09-24, 06:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Maelochs

After I got out of the hospital, I couldn't focus...

After I got out of the hospital, I couldn't focus enough to type a full sentence. I couldn't even sit up for 15 minutes without getting so tired I needed a nap.

It took about three weeks until i...
02-07-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Maelochs

OP said he had major heart surgery--open heart...

OP said he had major heart surgery--open heart surgery---probably a bypass or several---question is, did he push too hard, or was it organic, or what .... but he answered the only important...
02-07-24, 02:31 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,762
Posted By Maelochs

I love a good five-speed---the transmission (and...

I love a good five-speed---the transmission (and clutch) in my 2004 Honda are excellent. Light, quick accurate shifts, easy clutch modulation. I know that a proper modern double-clutch/ paddle-shift...
02-06-24, 07:12 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,762
Posted By Maelochs

This whole post in one sentence: Some people...

This whole post in one sentence: Some people think their preferences are automatically better than others, and can't stop saying so.

The inventiveness in explaining the defensiveness was fairly...
02-06-24, 04:23 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,762
Posted By Maelochs

Y'all are ridiculous ... in a funny way. I...

Y'all are ridiculous ... in a funny way.

I learned to shift on friction shifter and used nothing else for about 30 years .... Anyone who thinks any aspect of friction shifting is easier is...
02-05-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By Maelochs

^ You are either dense or dishonest, or both. I...

^ You are either dense or dishonest, or both. I did not say what you claim, I said what I said.

You are ... . yeah, never mind,. You are not worth getting suspended.

You having to be you is...
02-04-24, 08:30 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By Maelochs

Yes ... a company should stop growing and if...

Yes ... a company should stop growing and if possible, stay in an unfriendly business situation where it cannot make a profit compared t competitors, and go out of business. Anything else would be...
02-02-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By Maelochs

I have no clue but I would assume that whatever...

I have no clue but I would assume that whatever contract Trek had with Bontrager had a time limit and that limit has been reached, and in the future Trek will brand its own parts. By now, I think...
02-02-24, 02:38 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,094
Posted By Maelochs

Anyway ... glad to see we are no longer stuck in...

Anyway ... glad to see we are no longer stuck in that absurd article. .... I want the golf-gear story next.
02-02-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,094
Posted By Maelochs

No .... he went on for three paragraphs...

No .... he went on for three paragraphs explaining that good gear By itself cannot do the job.

As a failed former pro photographer, I understand completely. The camera is a tool, and the more the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-24, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Maelochs

I do not understand. 12-25 would give you a...

I do not understand.

12-25 would give you a lower top gear (lower to- speed) and much less climbing ability.

As for the question, no, you should not have to change anything. You might want to...
02-01-24, 09:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,094
Posted By Maelochs

Inadvertently, ..... he made an internet funny.

Inadvertently, ..... he made an internet funny.
02-01-24, 04:25 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By Maelochs

Right? Do you think CF frames require special...

Right? Do you think CF frames require special Frame Maintenance? Do you know anyone with a CF bike who does extra Frame Maintenance? if you, please list the details.

See ... when you post ignorant...
01-31-24, 11:18 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,094
Posted By Maelochs

AsI see it the whole debate is artificial The...

AsI see it the whole debate is artificial The whole debate over whether some riders “need” or “deserve” a bike of some specific frame material is a manufactured debate. The idea that one frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-24, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Maelochs

I believe the matching derailleur would be a GS...

I believe the matching derailleur would be a GS 7000 for the latest 105 and GS 5800 for the generation before .... I believe for road stuff Shimano offers "short" and "medium" only .... but the 5800...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,562
Posted By Maelochs

When I bought my Fuji I went with the Sportif,...

When I bought my Fuji I went with the Sportif, the Al version of the Gran Fondo ... the all-CF Gran Fondo looks great, and every honest review I have read (from actual owners, not sellers) has been...
01-29-24, 03:49 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,894
Posted By Maelochs

^ Particualrly with the advent of electric bikes...

^ Particualrly with the advent of electric bikes and electronic shifting .....
01-29-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,738
Posted By Maelochs

^ You get winning marks for innovative names,...

^ You get winning marks for innovative names, regardless.
01-29-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,738
Posted By Maelochs

Quoting this just because I like it .... Direct...

Quoting this just because I like it .... Direct and honest writing.

Bicycle Buddhism ..... pedaling to inner peace.
01-27-24, 06:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,179
Posted By Maelochs

^ Actually this is not proven .... what happens...

^ Actually this is not proven .... what happens is when a few riders get violent and start robbing, people rarely band together because no one wants to be the first to charge a trio solo. That is...
01-27-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,228
Posted By Maelochs

Funny You should mention all that. My...

Funny You should mention all that.

My 21-yeqr-old car is possibly dying ... at some point repairs are a bad investment---but i will not buy a gas-wasting, space-wasting SUV which is large and...
01-27-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,179
Posted By Maelochs

I will just leave this here and assume we all...

I will just leave this here and assume we all understand that unless someone really meant it, it is one of the funniest things ever posted.
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