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Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Maelochs

A well-designed aluminum frame with a...

A well-designed aluminum frame with a carbon-fiber fork can deliver great performance, any way you choose to measure it ... depending on the design.

CF should be lighter, and again, depending on...
02-23-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,486
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, you are stuck with that bike for the rest...

Yeah, you are stuck with that bike for the rest of your life. Such a burden.

:D
02-23-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Maelochs

I understand not eating breakfast, and being...

I understand not eating breakfast, and being physical in hot weather ...,. I commuted and worked labor jobs in Central Florida for a long while.

As others have said, drink before you are...
02-18-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,258
Posted By Maelochs

First off ... indyfabz has done some serious...

First off ... indyfabz has done some serious road touring and knows some stuff.

Second ... How Much Touring? Once a year, once a year for a month, a week, a few overnights a month?

I looked at...
02-18-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,486
Posted By Maelochs

I see you haven't thought about this much. Take...

I see you haven't thought about this much. Take some time, and come back with a more detailed answer, please.

Lots of good choices there .... I'd drop the SS for the F/S MTB, and I wouldn't...
02-17-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,965
Posted By Maelochs

I did a three-way wheel swap to try to liven up...

I did a three-way wheel swap to try to liven up my Fuji Sportif .... and every time I took a couple hundred grams off it felt tons better. originally it felt like you describe the Cannondale as...
02-17-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,965
Posted By Maelochs

I can lift my decidedly non-super Cervelo-clone...

I can lift my decidedly non-super Cervelo-clone Chinabomb with one finger .... but I have big fingers.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Maelochs

The arching top tube really doesn't affect...

The arching top tube really doesn't affect geometry .... it is sty\ling ... but why pay big bucks for a bike you don't like?

From what I have heard both make excellent products, and at a given...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... I have set up a Lot of derailleurs, but...

Yeah .... I have set up a Lot of derailleurs, but I have had to do a lot of online research and struggling and trial/error to get a 5800 or 6800 to work at times.

I read everything Shimano has...
02-17-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 411
Posted By Maelochs

Pretty much my thoughts. I have sewn in new and...

Pretty much my thoughts. I have sewn in new and extra chamois and done a bunch of other sewing (mostly bike related--including building and rebuilding bar bags and panniers) because stuff is...
02-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,655
Posted By Maelochs

This. Good call, Subgrade. If there is a driveway...

This. Good call, Subgrade. If there is a driveway entrance I iwll pull onto the sidewalk long enough to let traffic pass. Courteous and improves Everyone's survival chances.

Again, I concur.
02-17-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,655
Posted By Maelochs

I cannot think of a better way to hurt myself by...

I cannot think of a better way to hurt myself by crashing into a mother of three with a triple-wide baby-jogger, then ricocheting off some teenage roller-disco queen with full-volume earbuds and zero...
02-16-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By Maelochs

If you don't maintain Anything it will fall...

If you don't maintain Anything it will fall apart. most riders I know check things regularly for rattles and shakes, (I check before every ride) because tightening a loose bolt is better than having...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By Maelochs

I rode original BioPace for quite a while as a...

I rode original BioPace for quite a while as a commuter, but I was more of a masher then than now. I thought they were great, even though the differences seemed so marginal i often wondered if it was...
02-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Maelochs

In an effort to keep the undead shufflign around...

In an effort to keep the undead shufflign around slowly ... I can second that.

I got an old Cannondale tourer back decades ago (it was a new 1983 model, and I got it in as-new condition a couple...
02-16-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By Maelochs

This:...

This: https://www.breezerbikes.com/bikes/transportation/downtown/downtown-7-step-over ?

That looks like a really solid commuter, and it is pretty simple. Not much there which could "deteriorate." ...
02-16-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By Maelochs

Anyone could make a bag which would attach to a...

Anyone could make a bag which would attach to a rack like that, but making it snap-fit and easy to remove takes it a step farther.
02-13-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,486
Posted By Maelochs

None of my bikes can keep up on A+ rides. I guess...

None of my bikes can keep up on A+ rides. I guess I should sell them and get new ones.
02-09-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,459
Posted By Maelochs

The premise of this thread is that bike companies...

The premise of this thread is that bike companies are doping something wrong by not publishing the weights of their bicycles. So every post based on that premise is attacking the industry, and...
02-09-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,486
Posted By Maelochs

Saying there "should' be a market for...

Saying there "should' be a market for full-suspension road bikes is irrational. There is no market---no demand---because there is no great benefit to the product compared to existing products, and...
02-07-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,459
Posted By Maelochs

I can only find one post by you, and even knowing...

I can only find one post by you, and even knowing it is meant to be sarcastic, I don't get the sarcasm. Obviously, I have much learning to do. :)

But you agree. That is wise .... :D

If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,829
Posted By Maelochs

430 mm chain stays? That is a Long touring bike...

430 mm chain stays? That is a Long touring bike ..... and that is one portion of the frame (the other being tire clearance) which sets it apart from purely road-oriented models. I am sure it is quite...
02-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,459
Posted By Maelochs

You are my kind of crazy. :thumb:

You are my kind of crazy. :thumb:
02-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,944
Posted By Maelochs

aabb----as you can see, a Lot of posters...

aabb----as you can see, a Lot of posters recommend buying a cheaper bike to start with and then learning what you really like.

Why? because it just makes sense, and because a lot of people have...
02-07-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,459
Posted By Maelochs

There is a person in this thread who bought an...

There is a person in this thread who bought an MTB and likes it ... but wouldn't have bought it if he knew the weight.

So ... he wouldn't have had all the joy that bike has brought him, because of...
02-07-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,459
Posted By Maelochs

Bunch of stuff I can think of (which is probably...

Bunch of stuff I can think of (which is probably not a good thing.)

For one thing---since the bike might come is six or eight frame sizes and four or more parts specs the website would have to...
02-06-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Maelochs

Once again proving that a blind pig can indeed...

Once again proving that a blind pig can indeed find an acorn ... by dumb luck.

No, no need to thank me. it is a service I provide.
02-06-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Maelochs

Sorry .... but yeah .... five, not seven .... ...

Sorry .... but yeah .... five, not seven .... i am not good at math.

Apparently.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,829
Posted By Maelochs

I started riding in the street around my house on...

I started riding in the street around my house on a tricycle when i was three .... got a bike with training wheels the next year, training wheels came off the year after. By eight I was riding to the...
02-06-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Maelochs

Some good stuff ....

Some good stuff ....
02-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,486
Posted By Maelochs

that's what shoots down the whole "One Bike to...

that's what shoots down the whole "One Bike to Rule Them All" paradigm.

At my age and my depreciating fitness and skill set, F/S is the only way to get off fire roads and on to actual MTB trails....
02-06-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,310
Posted By Maelochs

As said repeatedly, no one can give great advice...

As said repeatedly, no one can give great advice without seeing the bike. if he can get the wheel fixed ---straight and round, with proper spoke tension and all that---in time for the test ride and...
02-06-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By Maelochs

I don't know much about Trek FX, but I did a lot...

I don't know much about Trek FX, but I did a lot of commuting on a flat-bar Bridgestone MB4 .... a rigid MTB---and now haul the working gear on a Fuji Sportiv---a drop-bar version of what the Trek FX...
02-06-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Maelochs

I don't know the bikes and don't feel like doing...

I don't know the bikes and don't feel like doing research, but a basically new bike vs. a 7--year-old bike? And an MTB, which tends to take a lot more abuse? The old bike seems like a great deal...
02-06-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By Maelochs

Contact local cycling clubs if there are any. (Be...

Contact local cycling clubs if there are any. (Be careful ... it seems that frequently the local shop and the local club may be affiliated :) ) and ask the people who actually ride a lot in the area...
02-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,310
Posted By Maelochs

If two spokes are broken, he hit something pretty...

If two spokes are broken, he hit something pretty hard.

Maybe he hit a pothole, didn't know how to fix the spokes, and that's why it sat for so long. Changing a spoke is no big deal, but to change...
02-06-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,447
Posted By Maelochs

I know ... i figured eight or ten .....

I know ... i figured eight or ten .....
02-06-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By Maelochs

If it is unique, it is odd and unusual, which is...

If it is unique, it is odd and unusual, which is the definition of "weird."
Merriam-Webster: weird (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weird)
Definition of weird
1: of strange or...
02-05-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By Maelochs

I will look at the Kuota later .... finally...

I will look at the Kuota later .... finally going riding now.

Wider tires tend to be more comfortable and pretty much as fast up to a point, but it isn't a big deal if the pavement is pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,829
Posted By Maelochs

Not so sure. I mean, remember all the kids we...

Not so sure. I mean, remember all the kids we used to golf with in our early teens? Yeah, none here, either. But a lot of people golf. Bowl, too.

Cycling used to be a big thing for kids, but...
02-05-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,447
Posted By Maelochs

The guy on foot looks to be a Clydesdale, too.

The guy on foot looks to be a Clydesdale, too.
02-05-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By Maelochs

The Kuota looks very nice. Of course, any photo...

The Kuota looks very nice. Of course, any photo can look nice. If it really is in as-new condition (moins de 50 km roule) then it is a bargain. 105 is about the perfect groupset.

However, it looks...
02-05-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,447
Posted By Maelochs

Oi. as far as it goes, livedarklions, I don't...

Oi. as far as it goes, livedarklions, I don't get what he is sad about either. What he Said was that one shop in his area is supported by people just buy bikes and drop them off for service, which...
02-05-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By Maelochs

If I were offering advice to a complete stranger...

If I were offering advice to a complete stranger ... I would say, "Buy a $100 bike at a big-box store and see if you really like riding. If you do, sell the cheap bike for $50 and then we can really...
02-05-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By Maelochs

A lot depends on the bike path. Is it paved?...

A lot depends on the bike path. Is it paved? Packed earth? loose stone?

Honestly, for a 10-k ride on a paved path, absolutely any bike which can mount a rear rack would be fine .... or any bike...
02-05-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,447
Posted By Maelochs

Look, there is no reason to give gifts to people...

Look, there is no reason to give gifts to people before they do me a service .... and no need to give tips if they charge full price.

Obviously, trying on shoes or helmets at a shop and then...
02-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,447
Posted By Maelochs

I don't think that is a Trek ... maybe a...

I don't think that is a Trek ... maybe a Percheron .....
02-05-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,435
Posted By Maelochs

People here gave aabb Exactly what he asked for....

People here gave aabb Exactly what he asked for. If he doesn't like the answers, that is on him, not the respondents. And Anyone who would recommend spending huge money (for a bike) on a bike that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,829
Posted By Maelochs

Bikes cost a lot because people are too wealthy...

Bikes cost a lot because people are too wealthy or too uniformed ... or are willing to buy bragging rights.

Nine-speed Sore nowadays is probably considerably better than 9-speed Dura-Ace when it...
02-05-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Maelochs

Old Univega and a favorite of mine, old...

Old Univega and a favorite of mine, old Bridgestone ......
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