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07-17-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By mstateglfr

The children's song "one of these things doesn't...

The children's song "one of these things doesn't belong here..." came to mind when reading thru this thread.
07-17-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By mstateglfr

New grip shift is often times really tough for...

New grip shift is often times really tough for little hands to manipulate.
It's an inherent flaw in application. My 8yo ues her 9sp trigger shifters with ease versus her old bike's grip shifters....
07-17-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By mstateglfr

Very neat!

Very neat!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are seeing people maintain 26-27mph over...

If you are seeing people maintain 26-27mph over for lengthy rides, then you are seeing high amateurs or pros. Why on earth would you ever compare yourself to them?

To get to where you want- buy...
07-17-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,941
Posted By mstateglfr

Bonus- you can change the 36t ring to an Ultegra...

Bonus- you can change the 36t ring to an Ultegra 34t ring for about $12 off ebay.
So you get a bit smaller ring in the front, you retain the quick shifts of the tight ring difference, and you can...
07-17-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,107
Posted By mstateglfr

You accused a new poster of spamming, doubled...

You accused a new poster of spamming, doubled down on the accusation, you then went on the defensive with sarcasm when the poster took issue with your accusation.
Hardly a position from which to cry...
07-17-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

Great minds think alike and whatnot. Best flared...

Great minds think alike and whatnot. Best flared bar I have used so far- extended comfort on the tops, ramps, hoods, hooks, and drops....
07-16-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure- all that you mention makes sense to me,...

For sure- all that you mention makes sense to me, but I'm one who prefers use of the tops, hoods, hooks, and drops.
If someone wants the style of bar but prefers to stick to the hoods, then it seems...
07-16-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,024
Posted By mstateglfr

This, to me, is bits of truth sprinkled with a...

This, to me, is bits of truth sprinkled with a healthy dose of misinformation.
I get what private label is. A can of corn from the store brand is often the same quality as from Green Giant.
...
07-16-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,024
Posted By mstateglfr

The poster claimed they were identical, save...

The poster claimed they were identical, save paint. So 'a few more differences' could make them actually look quite different.
Bikes in the Walmart price range will be at the lower end of Trek's...
07-16-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By mstateglfr

If a wedge bag has no place on a proper road...

If a wedge bag has no place on a proper road bike, then a tool keg definitely has no place on a proper road bike.
Either way- if you dont want to have a convenient place to carry stuff while also...
07-16-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,024
Posted By mstateglfr

I would be interested to find out which model...

I would be interested to find out which model Schwinn's frame is exactly the same as which model Trek frame. I bet Trek would be interested to find out too.
07-16-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By mstateglfr

Hopefully you dropped the front derailleur down a...

Hopefully you dropped the front derailleur down a bit too since thats kinda pretty important.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 71,584
Posted By mstateglfr

You felt so obligated to type this as a response...

You felt so obligated to type this as a response to a decade old thread that you went thru the process of creating an account here? You think the other person is still on the fence and your advice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By mstateglfr

When it comes to 30+ year old bikes, your...

When it comes to 30+ year old bikes, your searches need to be brand and model neutral. For example, sitting there and searching for an '87 Miyata 912 will most likely be a fruitless search, given...
Replies: 64
Views: 2,173
Posted By mstateglfr

While I dont have empathy since this situation...

While I dont have empathy since this situation hasnt happened to me and I cant imagine being in a life position for it to ever happen, I can sympathize with the frustration the OP feels since he...
07-16-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

Sorry for poor wording. Yes there is going to be...

Sorry for poor wording. Yes there is going to be angle on the drops due to the hook not being a full C bend. It was designed to be a relatively mild angle compared to how many now set the bars up. ...
07-16-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By mstateglfr

1- So if I find thousands of posts by crit riders...

1- So if I find thousands of posts by crit riders who have purchased Scott, Trek, Giant, etc bikes...does that mean all the frames from those brands frames are absurdly stiff in the BB joint too? Of...
07-15-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

What's really interesting about this setup...

What's really interesting about this setup recommendation is that it's a 180 from how the bars were originally designed to be used.
I'm not saying this setup is wrong at all, just commenting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By mstateglfr

The OP said it'll cost $200. But even if it...

The OP said it'll cost $200.
But even if it cost $500, that's $700 total in the bike with brand new paint and quality components.
That's solid value compared to anything new of equal quality.
...
07-14-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,970
Posted By mstateglfr

How do you come up with the % more comfortable...

How do you come up with the % more comfortable statistics on your site?
07-14-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By mstateglfr

Really not aware of a quality steel frame set...

Really not aware of a quality steel frame set with adjustable dropouts for under $1000.
...but i really don't look for such a specific frame.

Why adjustable dropouts?
07-14-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, agreed- we all should be who we are because...

Yes, agreed- we all should be who we are because that is all that matters.
Using that line of thinking, if someone is the type of person that doesn't want their bike to look like a bike that they...
07-14-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,970
Posted By mstateglfr

So you own all the bikes tested and how were the...

So you own all the bikes tested and how were the tests conducted?
I genuinely don't know how measuring vibration reduction would happen outside of a lab.
07-13-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

They will fit- yes. Given the extensive flare,...

They will fit- yes. Given the extensive flare, you may not like the fit, but that won't be known till you try.
07-13-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By mstateglfr

I use salsa cowchipper which is the middle of...

I use salsa cowchipper which is the middle of their 3 bends.
Love it.

A little flair is nice on road bikes too.

Almost as important as if a bar has flair is how the bend is set. Some bars have...
07-12-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,108
Posted By mstateglfr

What should the holding company be doing that...

What should the holding company be doing that isn't happening?

As for shimano buying fuji... they aren't a bike company, they are a components company. That's their wheelhouse.
07-11-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By mstateglfr

Bar tape has no gender, but it would be silly and...

Bar tape has no gender, but it would be silly and obtuse to pretend or claim some colors aren't socially associated with one gender or the other.

As for gender being a silly construct...there is...
07-11-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

It isn't unfathomable, but it is quite fast for a...

It isn't unfathomable, but it is quite fast for a sustained speed on a solo mtb ride. That's averaging probably 30 for a sustained period riding solo on a road bike, which is quite good.
Hitting...
07-11-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

Im a complicated guy, i guess? I am...

Im a complicated guy, i guess?


I am building the frame and since i have no experience with carbon layup or welding aluminum, its gonna be a steel frame with carbon fork.
Really though- why...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By mstateglfr

- look at a rack that can set the bags back a bit...

- look at a rack that can set the bags back a bit further to help reduce the chance of heel strike. 2 examples are below. I use the bottom one on my touring bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,170
Posted By mstateglfr

Here is a not so unbiased argument as to whats...

Here is a not so unbiased argument as to whats happened.
- frames continue to be built stiffer and stiffer in the name of power transfer(massive tubes, huge bottom bracket junction, etc) and the...
07-11-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

Cant say Ive ever seen anyone riding any style...

Cant say Ive ever seen anyone riding any style bike with their hands on the fork for steering. Impressive that he can sustain 25mph on a solo ride. Looks like we will all soon see this style of...
07-11-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

Its overall weight, but not rotational weight, so...

Its overall weight, but not rotational weight, so it doesnt affect getting up to speed or anything like that where tires or rim weight matters. Agreed there.

But its still part of overall...
07-11-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

yes this too.

yes this too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By mstateglfr

You are asking if you should get a bike you...

You are asking if you should get a bike you really like the look of that has quality components, or a bike you don't like the look of that has quality components.

Which to get- hmm...
07-10-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, so rambling about steel components breaking...

Ok, so rambling about steel components breaking has 0 to do with the discussion. Steel spokes breaking isn't applicable here. Steel freewheel hubs breaking isn't applicable here.
Similarly, if...
07-10-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By mstateglfr

That isn't what he said. He said that the...

That isn't what he said.
He said that the common way in which those frame materials fail is sudden in nature(versus slowly).
07-10-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

Good info, thanks. I'm coming to this from road...

Good info, thanks. I'm coming to this from road hubs as that's what I have on all my road bikes, touring bike, and gravel bike.
Ultegra 6800 hubs cost $125 total for both from Jenson and PWB sells...
07-10-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,323
Posted By mstateglfr

Just read thru the thread again to see if it was...

Just read thru the thread again to see if it was ever mentioned...why a folding mtb/gravel frame?

Do you commute on a train/bus and the folding bike meets some restriction? Do you live in a...
07-10-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By mstateglfr

Otso Warakin is stainless and has adjustable...

Otso Warakin is stainless and has adjustable dropouts.

List a general price cap for good suggestions. No point listing $2000 frames if your budget is $700.
07-10-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

So what hubs are there at $200 or less for a set...

So what hubs are there at $200 or less for a set that arent 'bottom of the barrel' yet still light(so not Shimano)?
Itd be rough to hear that $200 cant buy hubs that are better than the worst you...
07-10-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,507
Posted By mstateglfr

They invested in the business and own part of it....

They invested in the business and own part of it.

Do I get to claim Apple is owned by me just because I have some stock?
07-10-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

I should swap the Bitex wheelset onto my current...

I should swap the Bitex wheelset onto my current gravel bike and see how it sounds on gravel with the increased outside noise(rolling over gravel, wind, washboard, etc). Its steel for my current and...
07-10-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

havent heard of these, thanks i have some...

havent heard of these, thanks i have some afternoon reading to do!
07-10-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By mstateglfr

Those are pretty different bikes. The...

Those are pretty different bikes.

The Domane has clearance for 35mm tires, right? That would be fine for a lot of gravel around here, but not nearly as comfortable as a 40 or 42mm tire.
The...
07-10-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, well thanks all for some responses. Pretty...

Ha, well thanks all for some responses. Pretty sure Im searching for a unicorn here though.

I have Shimano 5800 105 hubs on a wheelset and they are very quiet, but that wheelset has the same rims...
07-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By mstateglfr

disc hub ideas for a new wheelset

So I am going to build(or have built by prowheelbuilder, maybe) a disc wheelset for a new gravel bike. Itll most likely be 28h/32h with butted spokes, a quality mid-priced hubset, and aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By mstateglfr

I wouldnt think much of it either way. Bikes are...

I wouldnt think much of it either way. Bikes are so slightly different from brand to brand and model to model that if there is one with this spec, I wouldnt be surprised.
Well the chainguard, sure...
07-09-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,350
Posted By mstateglfr

Apparently NWPA is the black hole of cycling...

Apparently NWPA is the black hole of cycling trends?

Really neat that they are changing a weekly road group ride to a mixed surface ride.
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