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11-21-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By mstateglfr

Dang that's a lot of rubber! Looks really cool. ...

Dang that's a lot of rubber! Looks really cool. It's basically the ideal setup for all the singletrack around me that is twisty and river bottom forest.

Why 2 different tires?...tread pattern...
11-21-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By mstateglfr

They are nice quality and work well for my...

They are nice quality and work well for my use/needs. Just know that the cuff isnt long. No sure why its short as that is the one thing I dislike.
It's a glove to keep you warm- add a cuff at the...
11-21-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,381
Posted By mstateglfr

In general, I would expect the Topstone, the A1,...

In general, I would expect the Topstone, the A1, and the S2 to all last 20 years. That is based on them all having current standards and the fact that tech standards from the 90s is still available...
11-21-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,381
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes there are levels of GRX. There are basically...

Yes there are levels of GRX. There are basically levels that equate to Tiagra and 105/Ultegra. 10 speed and 11 speed.
Either will be perfectly reliable and the only difference is small grams...
11-21-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont follow. Why is it a bad mismatch? Seems...

I dont follow. Why is it a bad mismatch? Seems like it would match just fine- the front brake is needed for most of the braking power and the more powerful/better modulated/reliable in bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow- totally missed that you want a bolt on...

Wow- totally missed that you want a bolt on bento.

https://www.darkspeedworks.com/buy.htm
https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Cockpit/MagTankBoltOn...
11-21-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By mstateglfr

Those bars are an abomination by Canyon and Merry...

Those bars are an abomination by Canyon and Merry Sales copying them is just Merry being Merry. So much of their stuff is a copy of other designs and some is then also slightly less quality, while...
11-21-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont wear glasses, but boy you guys have better...

I dont wear glasses, but boy you guys have better eyes than me. I see the handlebars are angled towards the kid, but I cant see that the fork is backwards. I dont see a Vbrake, so its backwards,...
11-21-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By mstateglfr

You race, so you have a ton of miles and plenty...

You race, so you have a ton of miles and plenty of experience to know if your current setup is lacking in any way. If your current setup's brakes work for all the riding you do, then you dont need a...
11-20-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By mstateglfr

Nobody here would know if your headset is pitted....

Nobody here would know if your headset is pitted.
And nobody here would know why you bought a bike you can barely ride.
11-20-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By mstateglfr

Finding same sized cyclists with the same bike...

Finding same sized cyclists with the same bike may prove tough since both height and bike frame arent extremely common.

Anyways, whichever fits best is the frame size you should have. Color be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,535
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, so accepting what you just posted, how does...

Ok, so accepting what you just posted, how does that apply to the current line of Viathon bikes? And is that application a negative one or positive?
The bikes sure seem well spec'd and are priced...
11-19-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By mstateglfr

good lord this is getting old. ...

good lord this is getting old.




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11-19-19, 09:37 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By mstateglfr

Meh, my knee can hit the bag when I stand to...

Meh, my knee can hit the bag when I stand to climb on my gravel bike, but it's quite easy to avoid.

I would guess that trendy short stems on some gravel bikes could make for tough fit
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By mstateglfr

https://moosetreksbikepacking.com/product/moosetre...

https://moosetreksbikepacking.com/product/moosetreks-bike-handlebar-stem-bag/

Less than half the cost. Versatile attaching platform along the bag, quality material, and mech elastic storage on...
11-18-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow that was a lot to take in.

Wow that was a lot to take in.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,535
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm skeptical of believing you fully understand...

I'm skeptical of believing you fully understand the background/situation of Viathon as a company.

If you did, you wouldnt have posted...well you wouldnt have posted much of anything that you have...
11-17-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By mstateglfr

Anyone ridden in the Mississippi Gravel Cup events?

Cant say I've seen any MS folk on here, or really anyone from AL/AR either, but wanted to check to see if lurkers have ridden any of the Cup events.

Thinking about entering the Ackerman...
11-17-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By mstateglfr

I have some black bibs plus and love em. I...

I have some black bibs plus and love em.
I bought them because they are an affordable bib that comes in a long/tall size.

The pad is thicker than the pad on the LG shorts/bibs I'm used to,...
11-17-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By mstateglfr

How about pics of the bridgestone T700? Are...

How about pics of the bridgestone T700?
Are these pictures of the bikes and parts you are going to sell?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 06:09 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes there was 9 speed tiagra. Its what Tiagra...

Yes there was 9 speed tiagra. Its what Tiagra was originally.
4400 and 4500 were both 9 speed Tiagra models.
11-15-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,328
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes. It's an interesting setup- it's really just...

Yes. It's an interesting setup- it's really just interesting that it varies from region to region. Tradition is strong. So are consumer safety standards.
11-15-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,878
Posted By mstateglfr

Exactly- a newspaper is framing the narrative and...

Exactly- a newspaper is framing the narrative and it has a financial stake in that narrative being believed. That simply isnt good journalism.

More info on IR and RAGBRAI came out today-...
11-15-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,878
Posted By mstateglfr

I would question if sourcing information from the...

I would question if sourcing information from the organization that has a stake in reporting the story in a specific way is the most accurate way to get information.

Having now heard a good bit...
11-15-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By mstateglfr

Seriously. I had to pay a $56.60 import...

Seriously.

I had to pay a $56.60 import duty/tax on a bike frame I bought from England a few months ago that cost $1200.

Why would a $400 wheelset have a $125 import tax?
I almost bought a...
11-15-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 688,924
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a completely unanswerable question. The...

It's a completely unanswerable question.

The answer depends on each individual frame and the history from how it was originally fabricated to how it has been handled thru the years.

Something...
11-15-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By mstateglfr

I use LG Super Prestige 2 gloves when its 35-50...

I use LG Super Prestige 2 gloves when its 35-50 degrees.
There is a hidden fabric to make them lobster style for a bit more warmth and coverage.
I like the dexterity and warmth combo.

If I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,654
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, not sure. I agree comfort is king is an...

Yeah, not sure. I agree comfort is king is an often repeated mantra on here. But it's how I choose tires offline too.

I am typically the tallest and heaviest rider in any given group, so I cant...
11-15-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By mstateglfr

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11-15-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,328
Posted By mstateglfr

Im a lefty. I havent once, before now, even...

Im a lefty.

I havent once, before now, even thought about shifting the rear with my right hand as being bad/less than ideal. And now that Ive thought about it, I dont find it less than ideal.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah if you report a weight different from your...

Yeah if you report a weight different from your own, the results will be skewed.

On a directly related note, I could climb hills in real life faster than now if I weighed less.
11-14-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,304
Posted By mstateglfr

Definitely on the large side of things for that...

Definitely on the large side of things for that style chainstay. No S bend, round tubing instead of oval, and no crimps all means tight fit for sure with something larger than 35mm if the chainstay...
11-14-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,448
Posted By mstateglfr

banned folk go here. ...

banned folk go here.
https://www.bikeforums.net/news-announcements/388447-banned-users-40.html
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,654
Posted By mstateglfr

haha, touche there. ...though I do at times...

haha, touche there.

...though I do at times see saving 100 grams and lower rolling resistance being chased on this forum for more cost than $70.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,654
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont disagree that a 25 at 100 would be firm...

I dont disagree that a 25 at 100 would be firm for many. It also wouldnt be too firm for some, since weight is the factor here and many cyclists in the US weigh more than the average woman.
The...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,654
Posted By mstateglfr

I havent. Ive thought about it since I almost...

I havent. Ive thought about it since I almost never flat so in theory there is little risk, but no I havent tried them. Suggested it since you early adopt.
11-14-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,759
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks for the suggestion- I ended up buying one...

Thanks for the suggestion- I ended up buying one to try it out. Might turn into a couple more come next spring too.
11-14-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,427
Posted By mstateglfr

A guy I ride with has 2 of those. The spiderman...

A guy I ride with has 2 of those. The spiderman and a tuxedo(though different tux from whats shown). It isnt for me, but eh whatever.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,654
Posted By mstateglfr

Everything ive read(up to cypress' comment) is...

Everything ive read(up to cypress' comment) is that the 5k tires measure out relatively true on rims that are 23ish external(so 17-18ish internal). This is different from the 4k tires that are...
11-14-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,765
Posted By mstateglfr

An example that sort of highlights my first point...

An example that sort of highlights my first point and sort of doesnt- a modern Shimano 5800 crankset search. Type in 'Shimano 5800 crankset' and choose 'used'. 3 items show up. 3. Really? Only 3...
11-13-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By mstateglfr

This might be the first time Ive read an entire...

This might be the first time Ive read an entire group is being chosen based on a rear hub. Unique place to start.
11-13-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,995
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont remember him being ripped on for Di2 or...

I dont remember him being ripped on for Di2 or the RDO. His RDO build thread was heavily followed- where the RDO and Di2 are featured the entire time.
Yes, he was ripped on for liking...
11-13-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,995
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, timmy was run off. Or he chose to take his...

Yeah, timmy was run off. Or he chose to take his ball and go home.
6 of one, half dozen of the other.
Just a matter of perspective.
11-13-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,381
Posted By mstateglfr

You can certainly use a 50/34 on gravel and many...

You can certainly use a 50/34 on gravel and many do just that. It isn't inappropriate, just want to make sure that's understood. It's simply not ideal/necessary for many(most?) amateur cyclists.
...
11-13-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By mstateglfr

Did you message me about one of my Nitto quill...

Did you message me about one of my Nitto quill stems a month or two ago? Someone did, I cant remember or find who, and its annoying me. Either way, I have one available.

Nitto DynamicII thats...
11-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,765
Posted By mstateglfr

Have I forgotten how to search eBay?

It sure seems like I have, because I see way less of what I am searching for these days. This applies to current and older components.

The place is littered with new product from businesses and...
11-13-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,381
Posted By mstateglfr

Of what you list, I would say Cannondale...

Of what you list, I would say Cannondale Topstone. The drivetrain is quality and good for what you need. The sub-compact crank gearing will give you plenty of range to go fast and also climb. This...
11-13-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By mstateglfr

Someone I ride with has probably half his kit...

Someone I ride with has probably half his kit from nuckily. Its lasted many years(4 or 5 at least) and he has never complained that it hurts(seams rubbing, chafing on the pad, etc). It fits him...
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