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06-24-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 951
Posted By Maelochs

The main thing is to keep your wheels...

The main thing is to keep your wheels well-maintained.

I weigh about an eighth of a ton---a little less than you---but I have been riding for years on 24- and 28-spoke wheels, with no problem.
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06-14-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By Maelochs

Look into the Fuji Sportif for a more relaxed...

Look into the Fuji Sportif for a more relaxed bike
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By Maelochs

Wheels mfg has relatively cheap, bullet-proof...

Wheels mfg has relatively cheap, bullet-proof BBs. https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets.html

I cannot imagine what is wrong that a BB would need to be adjusted every few rides. ...
12-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,692
Posted By Maelochs

You can stretch a small frame with a long seat...

You can stretch a small frame with a long seat post, setback, a longer stem, longer reach bars .... you can make a frame smaller with a saw and glue.

You choose.
12-09-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,976
Posted By Maelochs

Yes, you are right. Not likely he will top that...

Yes, you are right. Not likely he will top that .... everything else pales by comparison.
12-09-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,115
Posted By Maelochs

One consideration .... I have never heard about...

One consideration .... I have never heard about a shark bursting out of shallow water and chasing down prey on land .......
12-09-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,976
Posted By Maelochs

Y'all got so caught up in matters of pure...

Y'all got so caught up in matters of pure opinion, you missed the most hilarious post of the thread.

Moisture, after dozens of posts in several threads telling us everything we need to know about...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By Maelochs

The Technium is actually a good vintage bike but...

The Technium is actually a good vintage bike but because it is so old you might be really compromised in temrs of replacement parts and parts options---I think it might have a narrow rear dropout...
12-08-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,976
Posted By Maelochs

Moisture ..... this is a common sort of thread...

Moisture ..... this is a common sort of thread here .... "I chose this over that .... which is better?"

The one you have is better because it is hard to ride far on a crankset you don't have.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,302
Posted By Maelochs

"Everyone who sees how I ride and wants to help...

"Everyone who sees how I ride and wants to help me ride better told me something, but I don't like it. Can you guys tell me something else?"
12-08-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,070
Posted By Maelochs

Dud, nobody cares if you are fat or thin, or fast...

Dud, nobody cares if you are fat or thin, or fast or slow, or drop people or get dropped, except you.

What people are poking fun at are some of your ridiculous and selfish attitudes .... as has...
12-07-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,651
Posted By Maelochs

I wonder if maybe the rider has gotten older and...

I wonder if maybe the rider has gotten older and his proportions have changed ..... a Cervelo R can be pretty racy, and depending on how the OP set it up, it could demand a lot from the rider. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By Maelochs

You have asked the Magic Question .... the...

You have asked the Magic Question .... the Question with No Answer.

Get a bike which fits you. If you cannot ride it comfortably, nothing else matters.

Get a bike which meets your primary...
12-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,070
Posted By Maelochs

"He's leaving! He's leaving! Awesome!"

"He's leaving! He's leaving! Awesome!"
12-06-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,070
Posted By Maelochs

I would ask you not to draft because AI don't...

I would ask you not to draft because AI don't maintain a steady pace and (particularly when my heart protests) I will sit up without warning because my heart said, "Go ahead--I've stopped once, I'll...
12-06-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,070
Posted By Maelochs

Around here, people will run you off the road if...

Around here, people will run you off the road if you try to pass ... even if you pass going in the opposite direction.

They will, however, then discuss where they ride ... and sometimes, though...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,698
Posted By Maelochs

(BTW .... we all appreciate the comedy.)

(BTW .... we all appreciate the comedy.)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,698
Posted By Maelochs

Say, Moisture .... does the country you come from...

Say, Moisture .... does the country you come from have the concept of "irony"?

How about "ignorance"?

I say your bike might fit with a shorter stem, you tell me I am full of nonsense .... then...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,698
Posted By Maelochs

Dude .... you would be perfectly safe as a target...

Dude .... you would be perfectly safe as a target in a lawn-darts game ... the point never comes near you.

What is "stock" means NOTHING. The bike is too big for you to begin with. The fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,698
Posted By Maelochs

You are complaining the bike is too long, and you...

You are complaining the bike is too long, and you plan to install a longer stem? Bravo!

A shorter stem would be compensating for a too-long top tube .... and News Flash---That is why you would use...
12-04-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,070
Posted By Maelochs

And if I have to acknowledge them verbally, I ask...

And if I have to acknowledge them verbally, I ask about chain lube ..... or comment on their socks.
12-04-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,070
Posted By Maelochs

Unless, say, the front rider had no clue the rear...

Unless, say, the front rider had no clue the rear rider was a few inches away and stopped pedallng and sat up, or even braked ..... Really? Why? Didn't your stupid drills prove nothing bad could...
12-03-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,976
Posted By Maelochs

veganbikes .... sorry but that is crap. If you...

veganbikes .... sorry but that is crap. If you don't think BD bikes are a huge step up from big-box bikes, you know nothing about bikes.

Also .... BD bikes cover the range from old 7-speed to...
12-03-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,070
Posted By Maelochs

Okay, this is stupid. Sorry , but it just is. ...

Okay, this is stupid. Sorry , but it just is.

You are claiming that if someone rams me from behind I will not crash but the other person will? Cool .... . go out and test that at speed and show me...
12-03-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,976
Posted By Maelochs

I did a cross-country charity tour with a fleet...

I did a cross-country charity tour with a fleet of $500 BikesDirect bikes, and kept mine and did a bunch more miles (ans some upgrades from the parts bin.) An former poster, Inpd, did 10- or 20,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 319,372
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... sorry if I am missing all the points...

Okay .... sorry if I am missing all the points but I am multi-tasking but have a need to see myself type stuff online :)

I have several sets of Vuelta wheels, which get bad reviews from a lot...
12-02-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,261
Posted By Maelochs

I have a similar saddle on one of my favorite...

I have a similar saddle on one of my favorite bikes and have ridden it for several hours without any exceptional pain, though nowadays, because I ride much less and my legs are weaker, i wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,698
Posted By Maelochs

I have a very similar build ... if anything,...

I have a very similar build ... if anything, more extreme. What you might want to try (If you really have the build you claim) is an unusually short top tube and stem, with less seat-bar drop.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,698
Posted By Maelochs

What you are saying here is that seat-bar drop is...

What you are saying here is that seat-bar drop is excessive for your build or capacities ...... Whatever. If you have to make one part wrong to make another part more right, neither is right. Or...
12-01-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By Maelochs

OP has a history of posts based in fantasy. This...

OP has a history of posts based in fantasy. This is just his latest.

No problem, if that is what he likes to do .... but I bet he might like cycling if he ever tried it.
11-30-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By Maelochs

Well .... some people are curious about the world...

Well .... some people are curious about the world and want to understand it better. Some people like to know whether what they say is likely to fall on deaf ears, or be roundly rejected due to...
11-30-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,115
Posted By Maelochs

Is that gator on the back stretch a Carter Road...

Is that gator on the back stretch a Carter Road Park (or whatever it is called now --Loyce Harpe?) in Lakeland?

I used to ride past it now and then, back in the days long ago and far away ..... ...
11-30-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By Maelochs

Good call .... that thread was mildly amusing. ...

Good call .... that thread was mildly amusing.

Maybe this guy also needs to mount a tablet and fit the bike in an airplane's overhead bin to do aerial fire-observing?
11-29-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,222
Posted By Maelochs

Oi. There needs to be a reverse limit .... ...

Oi.

There needs to be a reverse limit .... just like new posters can only make a certain number of posts a day for the first couple, days, only a certain number of replies should be allowed. if...
11-29-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,891
Posted By Maelochs

How old are you, sir or madam, to have a good...

How old are you, sir or madam, to have a good idea of the quality of "older" bikes .... or perhaps more on point .... how "old" are there "better made" older bikes?

Fifty or sixty years ago you...
11-29-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,222
Posted By Maelochs

It ain't pretty (to others) but it can haul ALL...

It ain't pretty (to others) but it can haul ALL the gear and the groceries too, and it can be fitted with whatever you think it need for accessories--I have a back-up light bar so I can mount a rack...
11-29-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,222
Posted By Maelochs

[See end for Tl;Dr .... ] A few...

[See end for Tl;Dr .... ]

A few questions---Do You Ride?

If so, what and how far over what kind of terrain and at what average pace?

If not ..... well .......

I am unclear on Exactly...
11-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,468
Posted By Maelochs

Hazards of learning to ride a bike as an adult...

Hazards of learning to ride a bike as an adult ....
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Your friends will mess you up...
11-28-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,468
Posted By Maelochs

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NOT a good idea. Biking while tripping is an advanced technique. Stay home and...
11-28-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 21,148
Posted By Maelochs

I have one bike with a 48-38-28 triple ..... I...

I have one bike with a 48-38-28 triple ..... I assume with a11-XX cassette it would be fine because very few casual riders spin out 50x11 (33 mph on the flats at 90 rpm .... how many can hit 120 rpm...
11-28-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,468
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... care to prove that? Not sure where...

Yeah .... care to prove that?

Not sure where you live, but here on earth almost everyone I know started with a tricycle or a Big Wheel, then got a bike with training wheels ..... which allow the...
11-27-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By Maelochs

Funny ... my bikes are all better than me...

Funny ... my bikes are all better than me already. I don't have a "grail bike." What I seek are better rides .... and that is all about the state of mind and body of the rider.
11-26-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Maelochs

"Better than Walmart" is what used to be called a...

"Better than Walmart" is what used to be called a back-handed compliment ......
11-26-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By Maelochs

let me apologize as well, then .... I had to...

let me apologize as well, then .... I had to work unreasonable amounts over the weekend and early this week and haven't gotten out on my bike in far too long.

It doesn't take a lot of miles to...
11-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,891
Posted By Maelochs

Here I was thinking we needed Rydabent to deliver...

Here I was thinking we needed Rydabent to deliver another thread as a holiday gift to keep us bickering through the upcoming season .... but someone has graciously resurrected this chestnut.
...
11-26-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By Maelochs

Dude are you seriously criticizing someone for...

Dude are you seriously criticizing someone for saying he didn't like a video? How is his saying he didn't like a video worse than your saying you don't like his post?

Oh, and why don't you go back...
11-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,468
Posted By Maelochs

Get a bike. Ride it. If you need training...

Get a bike. Ride it.

If you need training wheels, use them. If you need to lean against a building a pedal along a 3 mph, do it. If you need to paddle along with your feet on the ground and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... they are completely different bikes....

Yeah .... they are completely different bikes. One is "endurance"-geometry and one is low-and-long race geometry. They are like a Phillips and a flat screwdriver---not interchangeable. But Fuji...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,698
Posted By Maelochs

Holy freaking slab of granite, Batman .... thick...

Holy freaking slab of granite, Batman .... thick as a brick?

:D

Dude .... "really well set up" means you can ride for hours with NO pain. If I couldn't ride for 20 minutes without needing a...
11-23-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,749
Posted By Maelochs

When I am doing "Person in the street"...

When I am doing "Person in the street" interviews, I usually reassure people by telling them "There are no wrong answers."

BF's version: "There are only wrong answers."

Get a bicycle ...... so...
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