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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Maelochs

Sadly it is extremely hard not to send money to...

Sadly it is extremely hard not to send money to communist China .... the rest of the world has basically abandoned almost all of its manufacturing potential, lured by the lower cost of near-slave...
03-30-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,029
Posted By Maelochs

I usually go home, get in my car, and drive...

I usually go home, get in my car, and drive around until I see a cyclist and yell at him or her. Always makes me feel better. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,881
Posted By Maelochs

This is it. A road bike Generally will weigh...

This is it.

A road bike Generally will weigh a bit less and offer a bit less cushion, but for anything over about ten miles the greater efficiency will actually make the bike more...
03-27-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By Maelochs

We really cannot offer cogent advice without...

We really cannot offer cogent advice without knowing what job the tool will be used for.

What someone usually says evenaully in threads like this, is that you should go to as many local bike shops...
03-27-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,029
Posted By Maelochs

Two points: First, always take...

Two points:

First, always take responsibility. if you choose to run a stop sign, own it. If someone yells, though .... disown it.

Which is point two---there will always be people complaining...
03-27-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,680
Posted By Maelochs

Most trails are marked green, blue, black...

Most trails are marked green, blue, black diamond, or double diamond .... which is Sane, fun but risky, crazy, and suicidal. Those "North Shore"-style man-made obstacles {20-foot-long teeter-totters,...
03-26-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,029
Posted By Maelochs

Hmmmm .... First off, you broke the law. So it...

Hmmmm .... First off, you broke the law. So it isn't "Mind your own business." You Chose to break the law. And public criminal acts are everyone's business.

Most of us would have done the same at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,093
Posted By Maelochs

yeah, I don't see a lot of good paint jobs on...

yeah, I don't see a lot of good paint jobs on bikes, and particularly on lower-cost bikes, but that one works very well. IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,873
Posted By Maelochs

do you have trouble, in these infectious times,...

do you have trouble, in these infectious times, with people drooling on your wheels?
03-25-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,159
Posted By Maelochs

I would ride .... but I am inside agonizing what...

I would ride .... but I am inside agonizing what pedals to attach to my bike. :D

I haven't tried the local MUP ... sort of afraid that it will be worse than usual. The roads are a lot emptier...
03-25-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,680
Posted By Maelochs

[QUOTE=FiftySix;21382777] For some reason these...

[QUOTE=FiftySix;21382777] For some reason these light traffic roadways are bringing out the crazy drivers. 90mph in a 60. 50mph in a 35. Wreckless maneuvering to go around other cars. {/quote} Well,...
03-25-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,865
Posted By Maelochs

You have obviously never tried to repair a...

You have obviously never tried to repair a Walmart bike.

Most of the parts are proprietary and ultra-flimsy---hard plastic or stamped pot-metal levers, stamped chain rings, cheap and flimsy...
03-24-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,680
Posted By Maelochs

I went for a ride this evening, and as I came up...

I went for a ride this evening, and as I came up to one of the few lights where I wanted to turn, I realized how few cars I had seen---Just as I had that thought, a car blew by sort of close at high...
03-24-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe the virus is still spreading because a lot...

Maybe the virus is still spreading because a lot of people are still resisting the published guidelines and acting however they want? And since the virus has a 5-14-day incubation period, and since...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Maelochs

Compare it to name-brand bikes costing thousands...

Compare it to name-brand bikes costing thousands of times more!!!!!!!
03-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... Americans seem to have forgotten that...

Yeah .... Americans seem to have forgotten that the only reason we can enjoy such broad personal liberty is because our forefathers pulled together and sacrificed, time and again.

Now it is our...
03-23-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Maelochs

Okay. First off, in all likelihood your old...

Okay.

First off, in all likelihood your old bike needed a good cleaning a five minutes of adjustment and would have been excellent.

If you cannot do basic maintenance, take it to a shop. If you...
03-22-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By Maelochs

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/288x321/ccp_virus_exponential_09a7c0d5337feaf129abf5519e2f45318a9362d1.jpg
03-22-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, because losing several million citizens is...

Yeah, because losing several million citizens is better than losing several million dollars.
has the fact that people can spread the disease for about five days without showing symptoms not passed...
03-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By Maelochs

flangehead has a good set-up. Looking at that,...

flangehead has a good set-up. Looking at that, you can see that with enough bungees he could build a structure three feet tall on top of what he's got.
FBOATSB 's idea of the duffel over the rack...
03-21-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By Maelochs

Sort of surprised tinfoil isn't sold out.

Sort of surprised tinfoil isn't sold out.
03-21-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Maelochs

There is No way to know if a bike fits you...

There is No way to know if a bike fits you without sitting on it. I use the Competitive Cyclist fit-meter, but still .... I have to actually draw a picture in side elevation of any proposed new frame...
03-21-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By Maelochs

Hmmmm. here is the thing .... if you run a small...

Hmmmm. here is the thing .... if you run a small business you have to either work with a crew of others, and or/sell to people. Which means, a lot of close-range contact with a large number of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Maelochs

I have too many bikes already, but that one has...

I have too many bikes already, but that one has me drooling. I can raise the cash .... but not the riding time .... but it is Really tempting.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Maelochs

Giant Defy/Contend, Fuji Sportif .... if you want...

Giant Defy/Contend, Fuji Sportif .... if you want specific suggestions .... for a Starting Point.

What you really want to do, I think, is go to all the bike shops within driving range, and test...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By Maelochs

Yes.

Yes.
03-18-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By Maelochs

i thought I made it clear in my edit, sorry. "A...

i thought I made it clear in my edit, sorry. "A novel human coronavirus that is now named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (formerly called HCoV-19) emerged in Wuhan,...
03-18-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By Maelochs

Well .... unless you have evidence (you know how...

Well .... unless you have evidence (you know how those stupid scientists work---no data, no conclusion) then all you have is an hypothesis. Yeah, sure .... some of us might be whatever.

But the...
03-15-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 966
Posted By Maelochs

You should go to YouTube, watch a couple videos,...

You should go to YouTube, watch a couple videos, buy the tools, a mini-pump, a patch kit, and a couple tubes (max $50 and less if you look hard) and practice at home.

Tying shoelaces is a lot...
03-14-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Maelochs

Wait ... he mentioned chain lube. Is he...

Wait ... he mentioned chain lube.

Is he using the best chain lube? Discuss.
03-14-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,174
Posted By Maelochs

well .... maybe if I become Mormon, I can get a...

well .... maybe if I become Mormon, I can get a bunch of wives, and we can all share bikes. Of course,I will have to find sister-wives that can fit on bikes set up for me.

(Not a slur on LDS ......
03-14-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By Maelochs

Vaccines are so deadly they killed smallpox,...

Vaccines are so deadly they killed smallpox, polio, measles, and German measles ... and poor, poor, tetanus. We hardly know ye.

Oh, and for the people who still think 2+2=5 .... look at how many...
03-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,174
Posted By Maelochs

if you wife is a "husband enthusiast," you are a...

if you wife is a "husband enthusiast," you are a better spouse than I ....


assuming she is enthusiastic about her husband, I guess ...


okay, back to bikes ....
03-14-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By Maelochs

We don't need smoke detectors .... we can call...

We don't need smoke detectors .... we can call the fire department.

We don't need to call the fire department .... the fire is small.

The fire department says it can't come because the fire...
03-14-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By Maelochs

look at the graph of how it spread in Italy. See...

look at the graph of how it spread in Italy. See how it perfectly mimics how it spread in the U.S.? The bonus is, people who have a clue or two saw that graph and started shutting down public...
03-14-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By Maelochs

If only there were a virus which attacked stupid...

If only there were a virus which attacked stupid people .....

I have to admit, this virus is bigger than I thought it would be ... but because of The Freaking INTERNET (shockingly, it is Not just...
03-13-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By Maelochs

Ummmm .... wouldn't those both be the same thing?...

Ummmm .... wouldn't those both be the same thing?

In any case .... I have spent a few days following this across a bunch of sites and sources .... (I STRONGLY recommend NOT relying on the news...
03-13-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By Maelochs

Check this out and see what you think: ...

Check this out and see what you think:

https://twitter.com/LizSpecht/status/1236095180459003909

Please understand that I am not interested in convincing you. And some people refuse to be...
03-12-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By Maelochs

Either this is the end of the world, or it isn't....

Either this is the end of the world, or it isn't. In either case, ride your bike.
03-12-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,021
Posted By Maelochs

Really uneasy about a thread that tends to get a...

Really uneasy about a thread that tends to get a little unfriendly .... but I would not prefer straps over cleats, having much experience with both. I have used leather (old Christophe---supposedly...
03-10-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By Maelochs

if there is room .... this is by far the best...

if there is room .... this is by far the best option. Try an elevated wall rack or hanging the bike from the ceiling to keep it out of the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By Maelochs

Not after the first few minutes of being left...

Not after the first few minutes of being left there, no ........
03-09-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By Maelochs

Those are some gorgeous bikes .... but not worth...

Those are some gorgeous bikes .... but not worth driving multiple thousands of miles top collect and add to my own already too-large collection.

Whoever owns your local co-op ... well, no need...
03-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By Maelochs

Seal the bag in multiple industrial-sized trash...

Seal the bag in multiple industrial-sized trash bags with lots of those silica-gel moisture-absorbing pouches?

Salt air will eat through anything with a trace of iron, corrode the snot out of...
03-08-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By Maelochs

I'd be really careful about epoxying an extension...

I'd be really careful about epoxying an extension .... I mean, nothing could go wrong there, right?

Best bet is to buy a quality drill bit smaller than the screw, and to drill Very slowly. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Maelochs

I have to agree with Iride01 .... if you don't...

I have to agree with Iride01 .... if you don't know bikes, you could buy a great bike or a bad scam and not know until it was too late to do anything about it.

For about a grand US (I think that...
03-08-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,071
Posted By Maelochs

In my case the phone is not connected to a phone...

In my case the phone is not connected to a phone network, but is my GPS tracker and cycling computer .... turning it off and/or putting it in a Faraday box would be counter-productive. When I was...
03-08-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,500
Posted By Maelochs

Take-a-Look sells a small plastic mount, but I...

Take-a-Look sells a small plastic mount, but I have never used mine---I just wedge mine between the side of the visor and the helmet shell .... but a lot of roadies seem to scoff at visors (I don't...
03-07-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,021
Posted By Maelochs

I'd say, "No." (I realize you probably don't want...

I'd say, "No." (I realize you probably don't want to hear from me again, but so what?) If you just ride in an urban environment .... by which i mean a dense, high-traffic road system with a lot of...
03-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,071
Posted By Maelochs

I have been telling people for many years that if...

I have been telling people for many years that if Big Brother wants anything of yours, .... end of story. Location, records of any sort, travel routes, "personal and protected" communications of any...
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