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11-26-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,635
Posted By Maelochs

Classic dilemma. Buy a crappy bike, don't...

Classic dilemma.

Buy a crappy bike, don't enjoy cycling, never know what you are missing .... or buy too much bike and if you don't like cycling, huge loss ....

And further ... you buy the...
11-25-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,878
Posted By Maelochs

Hopefully Moisture will not take offense at base2...

Hopefully Moisture will not take offense at base2 since base2 has a lot of gym experience ... but seriously .... they guy bounces when he spins his Mismatched cranks ....

Base2 took the time to...
11-25-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,635
Posted By Maelochs

if 35 pounds is too much to lift, will 25 be a...

if 35 pounds is too much to lift, will 25 be a significant improvement? Sure the OP could get a 17-lb bike, but doing so Just to make it easier to put on the car .... whatever one's priorities are,...
11-25-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

not sure about that lid ... how can you see...

not sure about that lid ... how can you see strafing fighter planes or incoming alien abductors?
11-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,878
Posted By Maelochs

yeah, whatever. I am not looking for a fight. I...

yeah, whatever. I am not looking for a fight. I know that pretty much every cyclist I have known in the past 50 years who really stuck with it, learned to spin .... the one exception might be...
11-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,878
Posted By Maelochs

Ironfish653 said most of what I might have said...

Ironfish653 said most of what I might have said in post #52.

I'd imagine as time goes on you will learn to use less muscle and more lung while riding ... maybe not. It is normal to start out...
11-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By Maelochs

Ummmm ... . why is it that you seem to believe...

Ummmm ... . why is it that you seem to believe that a fatbike is more corrosion-resistant then a bike with thinner tires? Are there magic tires?
11-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,275
Posted By Maelochs

"Lighten up" means, Take things less seriously. ...

"Lighten up" means, Take things less seriously.

This is Bike Forums. people will argue if you say a bicycle has two wheels. Peole will ridicule you no matter what you say, because of their...
11-21-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,635
Posted By Maelochs

If you really like cycling and really intend to...

If you really like cycling and really intend to ride regularly, I'd invest at least $1200 .... and not a Whole lot more.

i got my Fuji Sportif on a huge sale but it was about $1100 standard. it...
11-21-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,275
Posted By Maelochs

A person who has only been cycling for six months...

A person who has only been cycling for six months is very dedicated if s/he has won out enough chains to know which treatment provides greater longevity. :D

As with most things BF, the best advice...
11-21-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

The added benefit with a recumbent is that if you...

The added benefit with a recumbent is that if you ride in traffic no car can see you--you could almost pass underneath some SUVs and pickups.

If the OP rides only rural roads with wide shoulders,...
11-20-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,720
Posted By Maelochs

I have a Claris FD and I have to say, it is flexy...

I have a Claris FD and I have to say, it is flexy and doesn't hold adjustment as well as other FDs I have used.

All the Claris stuff is cheaper---not just in cost but in construction. Sometimes...
11-20-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By Maelochs

A $50 bike? Just keep it clean and if possible,...

A $50 bike? Just keep it clean and if possible, store it indoors or under a cloth cover. Salt air will corrode the thing, but it is old, and it won't corrode so much you won't be able to ride it for...
11-19-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,202
Posted By Maelochs

I was enjoying the debate there .... creative and...

I was enjoying the debate there .... creative and logical.

The bike is a thing in itself ... not a lot of comparable bikes I have seen except "boutique" bikes which are equally or more expensive...
11-19-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,275
Posted By Maelochs

I often scrape gunk of the jockey wheels with a...

I often scrape gunk of the jockey wheels with a flat screwdriver, then scrub them with an old toothbrush and Simple Green---but any degreaser works. Mineral spirits work well.
11-19-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,275
Posted By Maelochs

Forget all that. Get a hand-held propane...

Forget all that. Get a hand-held propane blowtorch and just burn off the accumulated grease.
11-18-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,720
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... like most of you, I have many years on...

Yeah .... like most of you, I have many years on square-taper cranks ..... the only issue is that, as PDKL45 says, if they get a little loose they left one gets rounded out quick. Otherwise,...
11-18-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,720
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah I went 12-28 on one bike ... I really miss...

Yeah I went 12-28 on one bike ... I really miss that extra mile per hour during the two seconds per ride when I really spin the top gear.

Cog spacing is one more valid reason why the upgrade...
11-18-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,720
Posted By Maelochs

here's how I see it; The difference of 75 is...

here's how I see it; The difference of 75 is meaningless over the life of the bike. Break it down to cost per mile or cost per day over 7.5 years .....

I always try to get the best stuff up...
11-18-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 723
Posted By Maelochs

Sometimes this is true .... a person above...

Sometimes this is true .... a person above mentioned that s/he could get the pin out of the bent link .... maybe pliers and much determination? But sometimes that bends the link ....

Another...
11-17-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By Maelochs

Ugh.

Ugh.
11-17-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

Some folks, I hear, have bought bikes by mail....

Some folks, I hear, have bought bikes by mail. Some folks have ordered bikes on the internet, and had then delivered.

Not all bikes are available that way ... but if you have been riding long...
11-17-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 723
Posted By Maelochs

As for that tool .... make sure it works and...

As for that tool .... make sure it works and make sure you know how to use it.

I bought a bunch of cheap multi-tools once, because at one per bike (so i never forgot it) things got expensive.
...
11-17-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, it is funny to me, front suspension on...

Yeah, it is funny to me, front suspension on pavement. When I started, "mountain biking" meant a bike---regular, rigid diamond-frame bike---with 1.6 or 2-inch tires. "Suspension" wasn't a thing---and...
11-17-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 723
Posted By Maelochs

I carry a Park Mini-Brute on most of my riders,...

I carry a Park Mini-Brute on most of my riders, and always carry a few quick links.

I have had a couple chains break .... actually only three that I can recall ... but in each case I was able to...
11-17-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

Suspension forks tend to be liabilities on...

Suspension forks tend to be liabilities on pavement .... or even gravel, unless you ride very rutted fire trails or try mild single-track. Fat tires are much better at absorbing bumps, and don't...
11-17-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

Sorry, such a bike simply does not exist. ...

Sorry, such a bike simply does not exist.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/fastroad-advanced-1-2021 https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-fastroad-sl
11-15-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By Maelochs

This is sort of the "right" answer (others have...

This is sort of the "right" answer (others have hinted at the same.)

it is great that you want to get back into biking. Don't overdo it, be patient and persistent, and you should see steady if...
11-15-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By Maelochs

But also .... make sure the brakes aren't...

But also .... make sure the brakes aren't dragging. A very experienced cyclist on another site just posted how he took a two-hour ride and the whole time was thinking how he was feeling terrible that...
11-15-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By Maelochs

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/baseca...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/basecamp-ltd27-mountain-bikes.htm

Gravity as with most BikesDirect offerings) is a less expensive alternative to name-brand bikes,. The parts selection...
11-13-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting. I have been car-free for much of my...

Interesting. I have been car-free for much of my adult life (no longer am---cars are great every now and then) so I have ridden in every miserable situation--sore, tired, 19 days in a row, the worst...
11-13-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By Maelochs

I thought you were calling him "Bison...

I thought you were calling him "Bison Fat"?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,688
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... unless they are still laughing. :D

Okay .... unless they are still laughing.

:D
11-12-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By Maelochs

I road across Kansas a few years back .... most...

I road across Kansas a few years back .... most of it is not flat and boring, but pretty hilly .... and they have one of those magical headwinds which always blows 20 mph in your face no matter...
11-11-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

if you are doing it right your elbows take almost...

if you are doing it right your elbows take almost no strain at all.

I hurt my left elbow after trying to come back from a separated shoulder too soon. I couldn't support my weight properly or...
11-11-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,469
Posted By Maelochs

Bicycling will become enjoyable at 3:13 a.m....

Bicycling will become enjoyable at 3:13 a.m. eastern time on December 7, 2020, .... but will cease to be enjoyable six minutes, seventeen second later. Don't miss your window.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,792
Posted By Maelochs

I don't want to seem greedy, but I don't have...

I don't want to seem greedy, but I don't have enough top speed to share.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,598
Posted By Maelochs

My secret for not getting dropped on rolling...

My secret for not getting dropped on rolling hills? I ride solo. One hundred percent effective.
11-11-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By Maelochs

Ride the FX3 for a while more. Don't make a...

Ride the FX3 for a while more. Don't make a switch when you are unsure---unless you have some sort of trade-in option, but with however many miles on the FX already, I can't imagine you'd get much as...
11-09-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,344
Posted By Maelochs

What if as i ride up to the downed power line I...

What if as i ride up to the downed power line I see an alien lurking in the bushes to the side of the road? I mean, since we are discussing common cycling situations ......
11-09-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,344
Posted By Maelochs

If I were riding and saw a downed power line,...

If I were riding and saw a downed power line, responding to a poll would not be one of the options I considered.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Maelochs

Naturally I carry an entire panel van full of...

Naturally I carry an entire panel van full of tools and parts in my saddlebag on every ride. No "call of shame" for me. If need be, I take my spare bike off the rack on the back of the van and ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Maelochs

I recommend timing the replacing of the cassette...

I recommend timing the replacing of the cassette so that it happens while you are not riding the bike.
11-08-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By Maelochs

Grats to both of you.

Grats to both of you.
11-08-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 8,492
Posted By Maelochs

I still carry two spare tubes. Patching...

I still carry two spare tubes.

Patching roadside is never as convenient as patching at home, and on several occasions, at home, I have had to resort to the water-bucket method to find the leak. No...
11-08-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By Maelochs

tl;dr version of the above rant--- "But...

tl;dr version of the above rant---

"But seriously .... when a person tells me s/he plans to design and manufacture the next generation of bicycle drive trains ... and yet that person cannot even...
11-08-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By Maelochs

Definitely find a new shop. Bikes are...

Definitely find a new shop.

Bikes are simple. That is part of the appeal. There are not a lot of things to adjust and once adjusted, they tend to stay adjusted.

If your shop is worth visiting,...
11-08-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,112
Posted By Maelochs

Cyclists have the same rights and...

Cyclists have the same rights and Responsibilities as drivers. Imagine if the OP were driving a car the wrong way and hit another car head-on?

Going at high speed the wrong way and obviously not...
11-06-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,226
Posted By Maelochs

Life remains the leading cause of death---and...

Life remains the leading cause of death---and Nobody Talks About It.

The fact that there is no proof of the conspiracy is proof of the conspiracy.

Oxygen Oxide is so corrosive it actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,559
Posted By Maelochs

I notice when I pedal backwards---at stoplights...

I notice when I pedal backwards---at stoplights to make sure that I am fully in a lower gear, in caser I shifted down at the last minute, and to inch forward at lights or intersections.

Last night...
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