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07-21-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 4,761
Posted By Maelochs

The idea that All "women" I put this in quotes...

The idea that All "women" I put this in quotes because based on some comments I am not sure some posters here actually know any, and are dealing entirely with internet- and video-fueled fantasies) ...
07-21-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Maelochs

Might be two different topics underone heading...

Might be two different topics underone heading here.

"Geometry" properly includes all the things you mention, which affect handling , stability, responsiveness ... whichever words you choose to...
07-19-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Maelochs

MUPs are great .... I guess. Thing is, for...

MUPs are great .... I guess.

Thing is, for a bicycle to be a valid mode of transportation, and not a bit of sporting gear/a toy, people have to be able to get to places by bike---including to...
07-19-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 774
Posted By Maelochs

Use the wrong tool for the job and blame the tool...

Use the wrong tool for the job and blame the tool = tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 934
Posted By Maelochs

Any cyclist who crosses the road without looking...

Any cyclist who crosses the road without looking ..... well, no need to be mean.

I don't care if it was clear for you, or you thought it was clear for me. I care about not getting run over.
...
07-18-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 976
Posted By Maelochs

Intermittent fasting did not work for me .... ...

Intermittent fasting did not work for me .... but it works really well for others. I am always willing to experiment when I am not getting the results I want anyway.

As for "Coming back," I...
07-18-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,030
Posted By Maelochs

I almost always unclip my right foot and lean...

I almost always unclip my right foot and lean right--away from traffic. However, thanks to Mr. Newton, unclipping on the right creates a force to the left---into traffic. Normally I unconsciously...
07-18-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 4,761
Posted By Maelochs

Actually, leg shaving Wasn't for women until the...

Actually, leg shaving Wasn't for women until the early 20th century when razor manufacturers realized they could more than double sales if they convinced women that body hair was unsightly. Fashion...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By Maelochs

Different fork?

Different fork?
07-16-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 4,761
Posted By Maelochs

I understand that the pro racers crash a lot....

I understand that the pro racers crash a lot. They ride for reasons and in situations which sane riders would avoid. ..... I tend to not crash. I call it "Riding a bike," as opposed to "Falling off...
07-16-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 4,761
Posted By Maelochs

By that logic, everyone who isn't anorexic-skinny...

By that logic, everyone who isn't anorexic-skinny should be riding Huffys.

I get the humor. But the aero benefit applies no matter what you weigh. In the same way, I ride a sub-17-pound CF bike...
07-16-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 4,761
Posted By Maelochs

So ..... the paragon of wisdom you have hatched...

So ..... the paragon of wisdom you have hatched is "Cycling is the only sport where participants will discuss cycling."

Deep, man .........
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By Maelochs

I was not shocked when you said Hutchinson. ...

I was not shocked when you said Hutchinson.

I have been using their Fusion 5 tires on a couple bikes with bad results. I have had the bead separate from the body on a couple, and another has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
Posted By Maelochs

What they Could do is pretty much irrelevant. The...

What they Could do is pretty much irrelevant. The Reality is what wins the race.

They Could attach the wheels with bubble gum and rubber bands. They Could use the same sort of skewers they use on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
Posted By Maelochs

Have you been watching the race? Have you not...

Have you been watching the race? Have you not seen the mechanics running up to the bikes with a wheel in one hand and a drill in the other? Have you not seen the mechanics doing bike swaps instead of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
Posted By Maelochs

First off, factories can build bikes below the...

First off, factories can build bikes below the limit easily, and do, because they'd rather add lead to the bottom bracket than have to explain to the other sponsors that the team didn't win a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,675
Posted By Maelochs

yeah, have you priced lumber? You won't be...

yeah, have you priced lumber? You won't be "knocking wood" for much longer. :D
06-12-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,425
Posted By Maelochs

No, it cannot. I have been riding my...

No, it cannot.

I have been riding my Workswell since 2015 and it hasn't lost a pound.
06-08-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,743
Posted By Maelochs

Galvanic welding, I think they call it ...... who...

Galvanic welding, I think they call it ...... who hasn't wondered if the seat post was ever coming out of the frame?
06-08-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,743
Posted By Maelochs

What you hate is bad maintenance, not a...

What you hate is bad maintenance, not a particular headset style.

I once removed a stuck bottom bracket---I used a breaker bar long enough to bend the handle on my ratchet. Eventually I won .... ...
06-08-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By Maelochs

I consider a bike to be "durable good"--that is a...

I consider a bike to be "durable good"--that is a long-lasting, high-upfront-cost item where upfront investment pays off over the length of the item's lifetime. Buy all the hardware up front, I say,...
06-07-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,137
Posted By Maelochs

Not to judge (much) but after the first impact, I...

Not to judge (much) but after the first impact, I would make darn sure I was never in the impact zone. I did daily commuting and utility riding for a decade-and-a-half in what was, at the time, the...
06-03-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,695
Posted By Maelochs

Nashbar was The place to buy cycling goods for...

Nashbar was The place to buy cycling goods for reasonable prices. Like many here I still have Nashbar gear that I use regularly after many, many years.

They always had the cheapest, ugliest,...
06-03-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By Maelochs

Looks to me like almost any hybrid which isn't...

Looks to me like almost any hybrid which isn't designed to be and billed as a "Long, low and aggressive urban ride" would suit your needs.
The Boardman was specifically designed to be more of a...
03-20-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,027
Posted By Maelochs

Seems to me the obvious answer is to go to ...

Seems to me the obvious answer is to go to OldTryGuy's doctor .... no matter what happened.

I did my left collarbone five years ago. I left it alone for six weeks, then decided I could do weight...
03-11-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,402
Posted By Maelochs

I have bikes which weigh 18 or 20 pounds fully...

I have bikes which weigh 18 or 20 pounds fully loaded for a long ride---food, two bottles, tools, tubes, pump, and all that---and bikes which weight 28-30 pounds--or more--set up for the same ride....
03-11-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... first off, the only differences between...

Okay .... first off, the only differences between a CF bike and a Ti bike is that the CF will weight a pound less and will break more easily.

Also, bike weight is not a huge issue unless you are...
03-09-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,123
Posted By Maelochs

98.6 or thereabouts. I try not to cycle when I...

98.6 or thereabouts. I try not to cycle when I have a fever.
03-07-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Maelochs

I am about that overweight or more, and I can...

I am about that overweight or more, and I can carry a huge load of groceries, or an extremely comprehensive photography kit, on my Fuji Sportif. Al frame, CF fork, mechanical discs .... I have a...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,232
Posted By Maelochs

I am so glad that we have Mr. Rydabent to give us...

I am so glad that we have Mr. Rydabent to give us objective definitions for subjective terms. :D
01-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,168
Posted By Maelochs

Wow .... it's getting so that almost no one...

Wow .... it's getting so that almost no one takes the bait around here, any more.
01-15-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,168
Posted By Maelochs

Ummmm .... by that logic, my wheels should be...

Ummmm .... by that logic, my wheels should be like other vehicles' wheels, too?

I say, shaped beam or not, my lights should be adjusted so i can operate safely without endangering others or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By Maelochs

if I had unlimited cash, but not twice that much...

if I had unlimited cash, but not twice that much .... :D ... I'd by a cheapy to just keep on the road until i could get what I really wanted.

I guarantee you, if I am dropping $12K on a bike I...
01-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,987
Posted By Maelochs

Everyone is different. And everyone changes (see...

Everyone is different. And everyone changes (see retrogrouch's story above.)

IMO, pdlamb nailed it here:When I really want to dive into a downhill bend and nail the apex and duck my shoulder and...
01-14-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,168
Posted By Maelochs

As I said above, based on personal observation, I...

As I said above, based on personal observation, I can spot a cyclist with a flashing front light more easily in daylight than a cyclist with a steady front light---I assume this is due to the...
01-14-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,987
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting. What I gather from all this is...

Interesting.

What I gather from all this is that most riders sustain some mental damage, and most get over it mostly.

Take the mental damage seriously, might be my advice. Don't let it stop you...
01-14-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,168
Posted By Maelochs

This is where people might explain to some other...

This is where people might explain to some other people that if your light is that bright and is aimed at oncoming cars you have a huge problem whether it is flashing or not.

If oncoming drivers...
01-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Maelochs

Those all look like normal-sized bikes.

Those all look like normal-sized bikes.
12-31-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,911
Posted By Maelochs

How much are you willing to pay? How much of...

How much are you willing to pay?

How much of a new bike could you get for that much money or maybe a little more?

$1500 could probably get you a decent new bike---one which would already be in...
12-29-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,796
Posted By Maelochs

I guess a lot of posters here only appreciate...

I guess a lot of posters here only appreciate their own humor ... but hey .... lighten up. We're laughing at you.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,770
Posted By Maelochs

Thing is for two frames of equal quality, the CF...

Thing is for two frames of equal quality, the CF frame will cost More.

If the AL and CF frame cost the same, the CF frame probably won't perform as well.

Say ... you should watch that video.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,770
Posted By Maelochs

Value is n't fixed. if all my bikes were...

Value is n't fixed.

if all my bikes were given to me free, what would be the difference in "value" between one or another?

For people actually paying for their bikes, the tiny potential...
12-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,618
Posted By Maelochs

Whenever I ride I pass so many unhappy riders who...

Whenever I ride I pass so many unhappy riders who tell me, "I wish my bike sucked so i could enjoy riding it."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,770
Posted By Maelochs

The added cost is the decal on the downtube. Some...

The added cost is the decal on the downtube. Some decals are really expensive.
12-26-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Maelochs

Nice-looking bike.

Nice-looking bike.
12-26-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By Maelochs

And finding your limit is a matter of ... ...

And finding your limit is a matter of ... low-siding and grinding all the skin off one side of your body. :)
12-25-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,018
Posted By Maelochs

A sharp knife

A sharp knife
12-24-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By Maelochs

Just like anything else on the road, Don't have...

Just like anything else on the road, Don't have accidents, don't cause accidents, and enjoy the ride.

More than that I cannot say .... specific advice in a general situation......
12-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,218
Posted By Maelochs

Possibly ... but think not. In my limited...

Possibly ... but think not.

In my limited half-century of road-riding experience, it Seems (no science here, folks ... move along) that most drivers tolerate cyclists, and while they get annoyed...
12-22-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,145
Posted By Maelochs

I agree with sloppy12; any major increase in...

I agree with sloppy12; any major increase in cycling infrastructure will be due to the increasing popularity if e-bikes (and e-scooters.) The road-going pedal-powered brigade isn't going to get a lot...
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