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04-10-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 700
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure it didn't meet the contract specs. When...

For sure it didn't meet the contract specs. When lowest quality and cost are the deciding factor, qc suffers.
04-10-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 700
Posted By mstateglfr

Are they missing that, or did they see it along...

Are they missing that, or did they see it along with other clearly low end level issue and just comment on the other issue?

It's low end either way. This isn't anything new- low priced cheap...
04-10-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By mstateglfr

No idea when it was first used. I'm sure many...

No idea when it was first used. I'm sure many would like to claim coining the term, but it'd probably be wrong and it really doesn't matter.

Gravel races were around before the current gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By mstateglfr

The current Synapse is designed to accept 32mm...

The current Synapse is designed to accept 32mm tires max. Not sure about the mid-teens disc model, but it certainly won't be larger than 32.

A 32 tire is fine for me on smooth hardpack gravel and...
04-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By mstateglfr

Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Anna van der...

Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen, Mathieu van det Poel, Mike Teunissen are kinda good...and that's from someone who really doesn't follow UCI cycling.
12 of the top 100 women...
04-09-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,265
Posted By mstateglfr

I just found it odd that all of it is headed to...

I just found it odd that all of it is headed to Iceland. I'm aware they produce aluminum, but that seems like a very high amount of ship activity to Iceland.
04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,319
Posted By mstateglfr

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse...

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse tire, they would say its a tire company. I get it, its a components brand and not exclusively a tire brand, but does that really make a difference with...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By mstateglfr

I wont argue with it, but why did you choose Iowa?

I wont argue with it, but why did you choose Iowa?
04-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,314
Posted By mstateglfr

If their entry level bike had 105 shifting, a...

If their entry level bike had 105 shifting, a carbon fork, and carbon seatpost- then their entry level offering was significantly above the entry level of their competitors.
Felt apparently...
04-09-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,314
Posted By mstateglfr

You said your Felt cost $1349 new. Thats higher...

You said your Felt cost $1349 new. Thats higher than $1249. Also, your Z85 isnt entry level so why compare it to an entry level bike now?

The data you chose to use for this post is not...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By mstateglfr

Gotcha, I figured the colors showed each day's...

Gotcha, I figured the colors showed each day's riding.
Ive been to Leon Mill Park once to kayak- and just remember it as a good county park...pretty similar to most county parks around here. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,780
Posted By mstateglfr

Nice! Pics? I've wanted a 4000 or 5000 in my...

Nice! Pics?
I've wanted a 4000 or 5000 in my size for years now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,934
Posted By mstateglfr

Your front chainrings and cogs feel disrespected.

Your front chainrings and cogs feel disrespected.
Forum: Touring
04-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By mstateglfr

Your orange day in the Des Moines Metro really...

Your orange day in the Des Moines Metro really hits a bunch of the paved trails! Looking at it, you have a 120mi day starting in Panora and riding over the Trestle Bridge between Slater and Woodward,...
04-08-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By mstateglfr

If I were in DBQ, I would probably adjust, yes. ...

If I were in DBQ, I would probably adjust, yes. As it is, my drivetrain is different from all my paved road bikes and it would probably change a little more if I were in an area with endless steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,465
Posted By mstateglfr

No. A quality aluminum road frame will at most...

No.
A quality aluminum road frame will at most weigh 1.3# more than a quality carbon road frame of the same style. Call it 600g.
If the bikes you are comparing weigh 10 pounds different, there...
04-08-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By mstateglfr

This is about the coolest bit of new tech that...

This is about the coolest bit of new tech that Ive seen in the last handful of years. Everything else has been 'meh' and quite bluntly most of it seems to just be stuff that is clutter and doesnt...
04-08-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,265
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, that bulk claim is a confusing one.

Yeah, that bulk claim is a confusing one.
04-07-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By mstateglfr

Is 'wheel runner' really some condescending term...

Is 'wheel runner' really some condescending term or does it just describe the difference between people using upright transportation bicycles and people using sporting/exercise bicycles?

For road...
04-06-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, this is absolutely inexcusable. I can...

Yeah, this is absolutely inexcusable. I can kinda understand the company claiming they are out of stock because of the pandemic. Thats a well used excuse that cant be refuted right now regardless...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes thanks for clarifying, my other post was...

Yes thanks for clarifying, my other post was poorly worded.
I just meant when considering knobs vs slick- knobs roll slower and worse on pavement and hardpack dirt or packed stone are surfaces...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 241,430
Posted By mstateglfr

No more firefly? What are the 2 handlebar bags...

No more firefly?
What are the 2 handlebar bags brands/models?
04-06-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By mstateglfr

nope

nope
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By mstateglfr

Get a quality slick 1.9" to 2.1" folding tire and...

Get a quality slick 1.9" to 2.1" folding tire and run it at a lower PSI than you have right now. Plan on at least $40/tire to get something that is made to roll quickly. The more knobs(lugs), the...
04-06-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By mstateglfr

Under the bar tape and exit at the stem. Ive...

Under the bar tape and exit at the stem. Ive done it with 4 bars that all had different bend shapes and shifting is perfect. Even with the current bars, Soma Hwy1 which are very compact, the...
04-06-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 783
Posted By mstateglfr

Really thinned lugs. Some almost bleed into the...

Really thinned lugs. Some almost bleed into the painted tube.
The seat post bolt location is pretty darn uncommon for it being a '79. That style existed sure, but not exactly common.

Nice...
04-06-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,126
Posted By mstateglfr

A few years ago I built a frame in a local winter...

A few years ago I built a frame in a local winter class and what took the longest was figuring out the paint. I wanted either a fade or a splatter since Im a product of the late 80s/early 90s and...
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By mstateglfr

Need pics to give any sort of worthwhile guess...

Need pics to give any sort of worthwhile guess since, as mentioned, condition is everything.

I wouldnt use bicycle blue book as a guide since it doesnt take into account local demand,...
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By mstateglfr

Why do you think its worth between $227 and $402?

Why do you think its worth between $227 and $402?
04-05-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 998
Posted By mstateglfr

Anyone- "good morning, cycco." Cycco- "Is it...

Anyone- "good morning, cycco."

Cycco- "Is it a good morning? First of all, define good. And when measured against historical examples of mornings that were good, why do you quantitatively view...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By mstateglfr

Iowa's Ride is just a weekend ride in Eldora IA. ...

Iowa's Ride is just a weekend ride in Eldora IA.

RAGBRAI is a week long ride, but it goes W to E and ends in Clinton which is further up the Mississippi than you want to enter. Also, RAGBRAI...
04-05-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By mstateglfr

My family of 4 has 10 bikes with tubes. I cant...

My family of 4 has 10 bikes with tubes. I cant remember the last time I bought a tube. They just dont pop around here, I guess.
If a tube costs $4 or $8, spread out over a couple years is that...
04-05-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 491
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TREK-1220-ZX-Series-Road-...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TREK-1220-ZX-Series-Road-Bike-Frameset-56-cm-Aluminum-Frame-Set/274744889463?hash=item3ff8125077:g:A~EAAOSwS0hgaJMD...
04-04-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By mstateglfr

Since you won't buy an elite, buy an aero road...

Since you won't buy an elite, buy an aero road bike and work on improving the motor.
04-03-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By mstateglfr

If I could only pick between those two, I would...

If I could only pick between those two, I would choose the one that fits best.

The fuji has more for less, but neither is a screaming deal abd neither is a rip off. So go with the one that fits...
04-03-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By mstateglfr

Terrible deal if you are any frame size besides...

Terrible deal if you are any frame size besides the size 51 thats available.
04-03-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By mstateglfr

Multiple reputable mechanics have looked at the...

Multiple reputable mechanics have looked at the bike? Then surely the cassette, chainrings, and cables have all been inspected and replaced if needed.
04-03-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,314
Posted By mstateglfr

That can be one goal of marketing and...

That can be one goal of marketing and advertising, sure.
Another goal is to let current and potential customers know about improved features and/or services. Those features absolutely can be both...
04-03-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 491
Posted By mstateglfr

You bought a Nashbar branded touring frame at...

You bought a Nashbar branded touring frame at rei?

Anyways, you may dislike ebay but it is flush with steel frame that have rack and fender mounts. Tons for good prices still too.
Is it a...
04-03-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 687
Posted By mstateglfr

The appeal is that it is a vast and ever...

The appeal is that it is a vast and ever replenishing marketplace for products people want. It gives people easy access to more goods than they would otherwise have access to.

Without ebay, it...
04-03-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By mstateglfr

The Kanzo Speed and Kanzo Adventure both come in...

The Kanzo Speed and Kanzo Adventure both come in grx600 setups. Which are you looking at?

The Votec is limited to about 35mm tires. The Kanzo speed is about the same.
That'd eliminate both for...
04-03-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By mstateglfr

Good point. I used the 6 bolt rotors that came...

Good point. I used the 6 bolt rotors that came with mine for one of my kids' bikes since I have centerlock.
04-03-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By mstateglfr

Juintech flatmount calipers, rotors, and jagwire...

Juintech flatmount calipers, rotors, and jagwire compressionless housing cost $160 total.
trp hyrd brakes were $100 more and didn't have the housing or rotors, so it would have been about twce the...
04-03-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By mstateglfr

I used Juintech F1 brakes with compressionless...

I used Juintech F1 brakes with compressionless housing for a year on my current gravel bike because I wasn't ready to give up the Gevenalle shifters.

They worked fine. Nothing great and not...
04-03-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,637
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a rehashed topic that really is brought up...

Its a rehashed topic that really is brought up every 3 or so months and many times the thread is debated ad naus.

Someone decides to take issue with the term or that their type of gravel is real...
04-01-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 857
Posted By mstateglfr

You mentioned getting it around Thanksgiving so I...

You mentioned getting it around Thanksgiving so I was jokingly referencing that the first case in the world was between a week before Thanksgiving and the start of December.
That's some tough luck-...
04-01-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 857
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, you are apparently patient 0 then. The...

Oh, you are apparently patient 0 then. The Typhoid Mary of covid.
04-01-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,314
Posted By mstateglfr

I fully understand the realites of the market and...

I fully understand the realites of the market and the many factors which influence both cost and pricing.

Even though I understand everything, it totally sucks and is really tough to accept. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By mstateglfr

Good edit. It's overly complicated in that...

Good edit.

It's overly complicated in that it's creating a solution for an issue that is only an issue because of an overly complicated design.

Aero makes sense...to a point. When design...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By mstateglfr

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