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10-22-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By Maelochs

My current favorite is made by Lezyne, maybe...

My current favorite is made by Lezyne, maybe called the HP .... it has a detachable flexible hose which makes it easier to operate the pump without stressing the valve. I find I can hit over 100 psi...
10-21-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

When I am in scary situations (night, lots of...

When I am in scary situations (night, lots of traffic, lots of cars switching lanes and fighting for position----which I try to avoid like the health risk it is, but sometimes I find myself there) I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Maelochs

If it were me, I would tell Orbea to give me cash...

If it were me, I would tell Orbea to give me cash and keep their frames. One defective frame? Happens. One after another? Either a whole batch of however many got through QC or you, the owner, are...
10-20-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By Maelochs

That is because vintage Motobecanes were...

That is because vintage Motobecanes were completley normal bicycles, some of very good quality and all at least pretty good, mass-produced by a famous French company (which means the BB threading was...
10-20-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

More, it showed that some people would rather...

More, it showed that some people would rather tell others to google stuff they claim to want to know than to actually google it themselves ... because if they had facts, their non-fact based...
10-20-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,448
Posted By Maelochs

"Better" is subjective, so this whole thread is...

"Better" is subjective, so this whole thread is sort of just, "I like what I like." But ... because it is stated as a fact, not an opinion, this is sure to attract a little controversy.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 33,754
Posted By Maelochs

You also need to make this a new post or no one...

You also need to make this a new post or no one will see it. Include the manufacturer's name, the model name and number if it has one, and a little info so people can google it, or do Not use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 33,754
Posted By Maelochs

You need to start a fresh post, sir or madam....

You need to start a fresh post, sir or madam. This thread is eight years old and people might not bother to read it.

I don't know the brands of bikes you mention but this is something the original...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By Maelochs

Part of riding a road bike is giving up that...

Part of riding a road bike is giving up that bulldozer mentality. 47 mm tires and slack steering angles, sure, roll over anything ... but when you get a road bike you get a little sharper handling, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By Maelochs

As for getting a wider tire up front---most of...

As for getting a wider tire up front---most of your weight in on the rear tire, so your best bet would be to find a rear tire which just fit and save the GP5Ks for the front.
10-20-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By Maelochs

Funniest part, to me, is that OP could have...

Funniest part, to me, is that OP could have bought an $85 balloon-tire cruiser at Walmart, and that bike would have lasted a lifetime---and those 2.25-inch high-volume tires would have provided...
10-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 657
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... you want "informative" ... ...

Okay .... you want "informative" ...

Hockey helmets are designed to deflect single impacts from a puck or stick--localized, one-time impacts. They are also meant to be reusable. This makes...
10-20-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,490
Posted By Maelochs

Perhaps the best response would have been "How do...

Perhaps the best response would have been "How do you Not?", thus throwing the onus back on the OP and stifling the nonsense debates.
10-20-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 657
Posted By Maelochs

his guy has been posting a few threads today, all...

his guy has been posting a few threads today, all clearly designed to cause lengthy but empty debates.

Save it for winter, OP.
10-19-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By Maelochs

It is good that you came here to ask quiestions. ...

It is good that you came here to ask quiestions.

You could buy a used bike with a host of problems ... or buy the wrong parts or whatever .... and then pay someone a ton to do the work .... when...
10-19-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By Maelochs

You could potentially spend enough that you could...

You could potentially spend enough that you could have bought a new bike.
10-19-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,490
Posted By Maelochs

livedarklions : You of all people should know...

livedarklions : You of all people should know better than to take me too seriously.

I actually studied sports nutrition a tiny bit, and a smaller bit about geriatric nutrition and exercise, and...
10-19-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,490
Posted By Maelochs

Pretty sure that goes well beyond what most...

Pretty sure that goes well beyond what most people would call, "recreational."

That's essentially riding all three Grands Tours in a season..... seems to stretch the definition .......
10-19-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Maelochs

Any hybrid bike is going to feel much different...

Any hybrid bike is going to feel much different than a road bike.

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10-19-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

Indeed .... but then, I am not in a life vest...

Indeed .... but then, I am not in a life vest floating in the open ocean, and if I was ... i would ditch the bicycle and there goes the light. :D

I use Cygolite Hotshots, in a few different...
10-18-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

overkill, perhaps, but certainly well above...

overkill, perhaps, but certainly well above minimum requirements.

I figure half a mile is fine for cars and other road-going vehicles because most of them--even tankers---can turn or stop a lot...
10-18-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

Some folks seem not to grasp the concept of "quit...

Some folks seem not to grasp the concept of "quit while you are ahead," or even, "Don't dig that hole any deeper."

Fact is, instead of composing snarky posts, you could have done a simple internet...
10-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Maelochs

I would like to expand on or support three points...

I would like to expand on or support three points others have raised This is sort of step one. If the saddle doesn't offer support where you need it, the saddler won't be comfortable. A shoe which...
10-18-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

No, as I said a few times, every state has its...

No, as I said a few times, every state has its own, and almost all of them are almost entirely identical. Yeah, that happens .... it is rumored (but not yet proven in court) that I might have even...
10-18-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... took me about ten seconds. I told...

Yeah ... took me about ten seconds.

I told people that researching the Uniform Traffic Code would yield this information .... but some folks decided to argue with snark instead of taking ten...
10-18-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

Florida Uniform Traffic Code 316, section 2065: ...

Florida Uniform Traffic Code 316, section 2065: (https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2018/0316.2065) 316.2065 Bicycle regulations.—

(1) Every person propelling a vehicle by human power has all...
10-17-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By Maelochs

A low-end BD bike with suspensio0n will be worlds...

A low-end BD bike with suspensio0n will be worlds better than the Walmart bike you posted.

Because you don't really plan to work the suspension, even a decent low-end fork will work. But you...
10-17-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Maelochs

Just ride your bike. No one can answer your...

Just ride your bike.

No one can answer your question specifically because none of us know what ratios you have on your current bike or what ratios you have on your new bike.

The good part is,...
10-17-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,164
Posted By Maelochs

Most states specify a white light out front and a...

Most states specify a white light out front and a red in the back Most states specify how far away the lights must be visible. Research "Uniform Traffic Code" for your state.

As canklecat notes,...
10-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,490
Posted By Maelochs

REDMASTA stole my answer, generally ... I was...

REDMASTA stole my answer, generally ... I was going to say "Eating." He wins, and bravo.

Second would be "Easily."

Last I checked, an active 200-lb adult male needs 60-70 grams of protein .......
10-16-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Maelochs

Whatever it is it must add appreciably to the...

Whatever it is it must add appreciably to the quality or enjoyment of the ride in some way. It has to do something I need done better than the stuff on the market which already does that stuff....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,172
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ..... hmmmm. It is probablye that a lot of...

Yeah ..... hmmmm. It is probablye that a lot of people could do a hugely smaller amount of harm by not turning on the AC or heat until their homes got a few degrees hotter or cooler than they now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,172
Posted By Maelochs

Good point and thanks for raising it. Please...

Good point and thanks for raising it. Please don't Ever lubricate your birds with teflon.
10-11-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... get serious, then. if it were me...

Okay .... get serious, then.

if it were me I would get geometry charts for both bikes. I would figure out exactly what dimensions---stack and reach, pedal to seat, seat post to bars ... i would...
10-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By Maelochs

The Quick will lose the length of the...

The Quick will lose the length of the bars---probably 70-100 mm--off the total reach if you perform the conversion. I can't find the geometry charts for the two frames (honestly didn't try...
10-11-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,144
Posted By Maelochs

Normally I skip these threads because of the bad...

Normally I skip these threads because of the bad memories, but this one was actually entertaining, if a little painful.

Some pretty good stories here. Thanks for sharing. Some of them I...
10-11-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,585
Posted By Maelochs

^That looks a lot more stable. Nothing wrong...

^That looks a lot more stable.

Nothing wrong with a high-bar cruiser. It is just that the style of bike is very limited in its uses. But for relaxed cruising on paved surfaces, if you want your...
10-11-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,243
Posted By Maelochs

As for saddle bags, I discount a lot of what I...

As for saddle bags, I discount a lot of what I read in bike mags and websites---we all know that the mags write good reviews in order to get sponsored gear. However---The Best Bicycle Saddle Bags of...
10-11-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,243
Posted By Maelochs

Most saddle bags come with straps or clips for...

Most saddle bags come with straps or clips for mounting. Most mini-pumps come with mounts which attach under the water-bottle cage. I would not buy a pump that didn't come with a carrier.
GREsp15...
10-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,585
Posted By Maelochs

That is one beautiful bit of machinery.

That is one beautiful bit of machinery.
10-10-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By Maelochs

Since I have enough road bikes, I'd go with a...

Since I have enough road bikes, I'd go with a disc-equipped CF gravel frame with clearance for 45s. However, priority is low because there isn't really any good gravel riding near where I live.
10-10-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,243
Posted By Maelochs

I recommend: a multi-tool or at least a...

I recommend: a multi-tool or at least a reversible mini-screwdriver (flat and Phillips) or a pair of small screwdrivers and a few Allen wrnches (you can get a three-headed unit with the most popular...
10-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By Maelochs

Massachusetts has a lot of hills .... if you ever...

Massachusetts has a lot of hills .... if you ever want to get off the bike path you will definitely want some gears. Western Mass has some actual mountains.

If all you really want to do is ride...
10-08-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,585
Posted By Maelochs

I am sort of mystified, after reading your...

I am sort of mystified, after reading your glowing review of your Zaskar and then seeing what you claim is the actual bike. That bike in the picture is suitable for sub-10mph parking-lot cruises and...
10-06-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,585
Posted By Maelochs

This thread highlights the importance of the...

This thread highlights the importance of the rider's experience--not the years of experience, but the on-the-bike riding experience.
Mooisture really likes his bike. He feels good on the bike, he...
10-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Maelochs

China is a great source for cheap CF because it...

China is a great source for cheap CF because it doesn't tkae a ton of talent to lay up CF .... not saying it doesn't take care, but most of the difficulty is in the desing.

Titanium is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By Maelochs

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-05-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,180
Posted By Maelochs

I like the part where I ride a bike. ...

I like the part where I ride a bike.

Cycling, in other words.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By Maelochs

Practice. Micro-adjust as your body adapts. Enjoy.

Practice. Micro-adjust as your body adapts. Enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,503
Posted By Maelochs

I did an informal experiment with my Fuji...

I did an informal experiment with my Fuji Sportif---rode it a bunch with the stock boat-anchor wheels and granite tires, then rode it a bunch more with lightweight Vueltas and Conti GP GTs, then rode...
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