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02-02-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By Maelochs

Explain, if you would, exactly, step by step...

Explain, if you would, exactly, step by step (like a lab flow chart) what you did please.
02-02-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 927
Posted By Maelochs

If your state has a law, write to a local...

If your state has a law, write to a local representative and ask him WTF? What are you supposed to do? Wait for a car which might never come?

He will probably tell to to take a right, do u turn,...
02-02-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Maelochs

Currently you don't appear to be running Any tire.

Currently you don't appear to be running Any tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 56,503
Posted By Maelochs

My apologies .... Tim. I hate being...

My apologies .... Tim.

I hate being familiar with people I have never met, but that is just one of my many problems.

When you say you use the tops, do you tuck your elbows? I had sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 56,503
Posted By Maelochs

I am very pleased to see Timtak is still reading,...

I am very pleased to see Timtak is still reading, posting, and riding. He is one of the Original BF Gangsters, and either an complete .... ummm... outlier, a true pioneer, or just a creative genius...
02-02-23, 05:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 927
Posted By Maelochs

If there is no pedestrian button, don't push it. ...

If there is no pedestrian button, don't push it.
If there are no cars (as stated) then don't follow them.
If you look around before you go to make sure it is safe, you will see if there is a police...
02-02-23, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By Maelochs

The idea that maybe the cable frayed and then...

The idea that maybe the cable frayed and then broke never crossed your mind?

The idea that you can easily change a cable never crossed your mind?

While it is different with every bike, you...
02-01-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 573
Posted By Maelochs

You can take a 3-liter bottle, reinforce it with...

You can take a 3-liter bottle, reinforce it with gorilla tape, screw a valve into it and a hose from an old pump (hose with a chuck) and attach your pump to the valve and fill the bottle until you...
02-01-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By Maelochs

LarrySellerz threads are always .... ...

LarrySellerz threads are always .... Interesting.

This part: "The front shifter on my road bike stopped working after the bike sat for a month+ without use and the bike is stuck in the big ring."...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,045
Posted By Maelochs

If it's a 56 you need to send it to me for proper...

If it's a 56 you need to send it to me for proper disposal .... don't risk your life on an unsafe bike.

Otherwise, continue to ride it hard.
01-31-23, 05:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,255
Posted By Maelochs

Here I must disagree. Hydros are more...

Here I must disagree.

Hydros are more complex by far. As you note, not Difficult ... but more complex.

Not excessively complex, but ... go read-the chain-waxing novella. For some folks even...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By Maelochs

I like the review. yes, he is a little bit gushy,...

I like the review. yes, he is a little bit gushy, but in part that seems to be because he really likes the bike.

To me, 28-mm tires on a 14-pound bike is where I want to be .... unfortunately,...
01-30-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,255
Posted By Maelochs

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and...

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and V-brakes. Now I have 24 speeds and hydro discs ..... yes, both were Triples .... will I get arrested by the trend police for not having 1X?

NO...
01-30-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,255
Posted By Maelochs

You can shoot oil up the cable housing if you...

You can shoot oil up the cable housing if you fear corrosion .... but make sure the ferrules are sealed or people will claim you risk clogging with micro-dust particles.

This whole thing is...
01-30-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,255
Posted By Maelochs

My very limited research shows me that metallic...

My very limited research shows me that metallic pads are best in the rain.

(https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/disc-brake-pads/)
"Sintered, or metallic, brake pads are made of a...
01-30-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By Maelochs

Wrap your bars and ride your bike. If you need to...

Wrap your bars and ride your bike. If you need to re-wrap, do so. It is not the science of the rocket, here.

If you like what you do and no one is hurt, just do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,004
Posted By Maelochs

Agree. Absent more information from the OP none...

Agree. Absent more information from the OP none of us know what we are talking about .... :D How's that for a straight line?
01-28-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,255
Posted By Maelochs

I don't want to get into a pointless debate .... ...

I don't want to get into a pointless debate .... but anyone who has tested manual rim brakes vs manual (cable discs) vs. Hydro discs .... assuming all three systems were set up properly .... needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,364
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... this proves that most of the people...

Okay .... this proves that most of the people who flipped Corvairs were drunk.

And that, my friends, solves the issue of how long CF bikes will last.

Boy, howdy, do I love internet logic.
01-28-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,255
Posted By Maelochs

Once you get into brifters, forget it .... ...

Once you get into brifters, forget it ....

With friction shifting you can wrap the cable around a stick, and yank the stick to shift (same with cable brakes.) (Of course, you can only shift in one...
01-28-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,255
Posted By Maelochs

I have TRP Spyres on my work/rain bike and in my...

I have TRP Spyres on my work/rain bike and in my estimation they are on par with the Ultegra 6800 rim brakes on my bike which has them. The biggest reason for discs was all-weather instant response,...
01-28-23, 05:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,438
Posted By Maelochs

Megalomaniacal? Anyway, i was thinking of...

Megalomaniacal?

Anyway, i was thinking of starting a thread about the tendency for people (really bad people---like me :D ) to get tendentious and downright nasty in debates on this forum (as in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,364
Posted By Maelochs

We have had somewhere near 32,000--40,000 highway...

We have had somewhere near 32,000--40,000 highway deaths each year since 1950, I think ..... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_vehicle_fatality_rate_in_U.S._by_year

Fatalities per million miles...
01-27-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By Maelochs

njkayaker in post #20actually gave the most...

njkayaker in post #20actually gave the most complete explanation of the working of the front derailleur. I did some experimental shifts and i cannot see exactly the mechanism which lifts the chain,...
01-26-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By Maelochs

So .... the derailleur cage goes up and down,...

So .... the derailleur cage goes up and down, but the chain does not?

I guess the derailleurs on my bikes---and I have owned several dozen---were all different than all the rest of the...
01-26-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By Maelochs

This is prima facie wrong. Go shift and watch the...

This is prima facie wrong. Go shift and watch the motion of the derailleur cage. The derailleur does not only push from side to side, it also swings up and down. Up. and Down. "One way of another"...
01-26-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,297
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... there are some of these. Nothing to do...

Yeah .... there are some of these. Nothing to do except wait a while and then go. If I ever got ticketed, I would go back, time the light, and bring the video to court showing that the light would...
01-25-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,297
Posted By Maelochs

Unless the light never cycles, and stays green...

Unless the light never cycles, and stays green for the more trafficked road until something triggers the other light ....
01-24-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By Maelochs

If you think of the way the front derailleur...

If you think of the way the front derailleur works .... the length of the lever arm determines how wide a change the derailleur can handle. To cover the range in diameter from a 22-tooth chain ring...
01-23-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,297
Posted By Maelochs

I hear UPS has drivers make multiple right turns...

I hear UPS has drivers make multiple right turns to make left in many high-traffic regions because it is cheaper even to go around the block partway than to pay for the damage when people hit the...
01-23-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By Maelochs

When I actually googled SRAM Eagle to see how...

When I actually googled SRAM Eagle to see how confusing it all was .... I got this:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,364
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, the Chitwood show had nothing on the...

Yeah, the Chitwood show had nothing on the demolition derby that followed. That same event also featured a "sledgehammer demo derby" where pairs of people with sledgehammers competed to do the most...
01-22-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,297
Posted By Maelochs

No specific term for that practice .... maybe...

No specific term for that practice .... maybe "cycling survival"?

Making the left turn is not the issue for me as a rule ... it is trying to convince traffic that I have the right to actually...
01-22-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,779
Posted By Maelochs

Of course, production costs, real estate, energy,...

Of course, production costs, real estate, energy, shipping .... the cost of everything has gone up. The idea that suddenly all these bike companies are making triple-figure profits because cyclists...
01-22-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,334
Posted By Maelochs

Actually, gross profit is unrelated to the cost...

Actually, gross profit is unrelated to the cost or sale price (MSRP, we all know what that is worth)

Companies hide income, defer payments and reporting, pay off debt, loan cash or debt to other...
01-20-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,293
Posted By Maelochs

I like colored tires. I also don't give a...

I like colored tires. I also don't give a flaming burst of intestinal gas for what others like, most of the time.

I like frames with no decals. if people ask, I tell them what I am riding ....
...
01-20-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Nope ... close but not right. Exceeding...

Nope ... close but not right.

Exceeding personal limits has consequences.

There it is.

Nothing is inherently, inevitably damaging except intentional damage. if you are careful to stay...
01-20-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Sorry, conclusion not supported by facts in...

Sorry, conclusion not supported by facts in evidence.

You have no idea why your knees wore out, or if doing some other activity they would have worn out sooner or not ... or if riding a geared...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,364
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting bit: "Truthfully, the Corvair's...

Interesting bit: "Truthfully, the Corvair's unsavory reputation has its origins with Ford engineers wanting to protect their own compact car product during the fall of 1959.24 Journalist Patrick...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,364
Posted By Maelochs

I actually read Unsafe at Any Speed as a lark in...

I actually read Unsafe at Any Speed as a lark in high school .... not a good book, as Nader obviously was looking hard for ways to pick apart an industry as much for personal publicity as anything...
01-20-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe if you had bought $14,000 knees ......

Maybe if you had bought $14,000 knees ......
01-19-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Y'all are so cute ... being so earnest and...

Y'all are so cute ... being so earnest and rational in a thread which was dishonest and irrational from the original post.

Just keep me laughing, folks ... that's all I ask .....
01-19-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

I hate to continue this fact-free debate ( :D )...

I hate to continue this fact-free debate ( :D ) but "vertical compliance" is .... well, a lot of male bovines produce it in quantity.

"Vertical compliance" is a term manufacturers (or engineers)...
01-19-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Lol ... I buy and sell real estate so I can...

Lol ... I buy and sell real estate so I can afford my carbon fiber Wunderbikes which i cannot even hope to use withing a tenth of their capabilities .... but man, do I love riding them.

That...
01-19-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

No. You are defining what you consider "a good...

No. You are defining what you consider "a good deal" in whatever random and personal terms you choose and trying to tell everyone who disagrees that they are wrong.

Unless you resell bicycles,...
01-19-23, 12:43 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,334
Posted By Maelochs

Not sure how many people here run businesses or...

Not sure how many people here run businesses or need to set prices.

(Pretty sure about which posters don't.)
01-19-23, 12:18 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Well, possibly for you there wouldn't be. I...

Well, possibly for you there wouldn't be.

I was chatting almost a year ago with a guy who was riding a brand new $18K bike. We were joking because he was riding on what turned out to be a...
01-18-23, 11:45 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Thank yo, sir, for agreeing with my point----that...

Thank yo, sir, for agreeing with my point----that point being, that at no time was the pricing of expensive bicycles a mystery to you and that your original question and all your following comments...
01-18-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Shoot, I have an '84 Raleigh--all steel--on 23s...

Shoot, I have an '84 Raleigh--all steel--on 23s at 120 psi and an '83 Cannondale on 1 1/4x27 at 90 or 95 .... the C'dale has a steel fork and the Raleigh still seems to absorb bumps better .....
...
01-18-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,309
Posted By Maelochs

Here I have to disagree, if only a little. ...

Here I have to disagree, if only a little.

Hydroforming has given designers the ability to achieve tube shapes which are more efficient (do the same job, transmit or damp the same forces, with...
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