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08-25-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 88,189
Posted By mstateglfr

Budget? What spoke count do you want? Aluminum...

Budget? What spoke count do you want? Aluminum or carbon rim?

There are so many choices out there.

A road wheelset that's 100/142 can be built by prowheelbuilder for anywhere from $375 to...
08-25-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By mstateglfr

It was made on the 115th day of 1980. That's...

It was made on the 115th day of 1980. That's early enough in the year to most likely make it a 1980 model. Schwinn made some frames well in advance, so there is a chance it's an 81 model, but not...
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,027
Posted By mstateglfr

There is no need to wonder- it's quite clear the...

There is no need to wonder- it's quite clear the bike is too small. Between the sestpost showing and the massive stem, a much larger frame would fit better.
But hey- people ride all sorts of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By mstateglfr

I ride heavier bikes than I need because I like...

I ride heavier bikes than I need because I like the look/style/timelessness/fabrication of the frames.

I could easily buy a hollow sounding carbon bike with quality components...but that isn't...
08-25-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes- at that price, why 1x12. Lots of spending...

Yes- at that price, why 1x12. Lots of spending in this sport and hobby doesnt make sense, some of mine included.
So if this is just a time when someone wants something because they can, then cool....
08-25-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By mstateglfr

That is an absurdly good looking bike.

That is an absurdly good looking bike.
08-25-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By mstateglfr

Opinions on stainless steel water bottle cages

I'm going to buy a couple for my gravel bike as I'm tired of the different aluminum cage designs chewing up bottles due to the gravel dust.

So, any experience with the following?
VeloOrange...
08-25-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By mstateglfr

But that needn't be the only way to look at a...

But that needn't be the only way to look at a hobby.
If the bike fits great, if it has sentimental value, if it's a sweet color- all that is legitimate and is perhaps reason to restore the old bike....
08-25-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By mstateglfr

Since the question has been answered, the natural...

Since the question has been answered, the natural follow up is- why? Why 1x12?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By mstateglfr

How long does a kestrel warranty last?

How long does a kestrel warranty last?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,862
Posted By mstateglfr

Good point on the light mount. When I got my...

Good point on the light mount. When I got my superGPS, I thought the same thing.

As for the tabs...haven't noticed that. The tabs seem quite robust. And if it happens on Garmin too, it's...
08-25-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 156,227
Posted By mstateglfr

Did a 35mi ride today and passed about 20...

Did a 35mi ride today and passed about 20 cyclists coming the other way that were part of a new race/fondo i didnt know about. Gonna check that out for next year.

Most of it was river valley hill...
08-24-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By mstateglfr

Once you get your phone, you can head over to a...

Once you get your phone, you can head over to a cell phone forum and ask for new bike recommendations.
08-24-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By mstateglfr

Very cool rundown. I like the univega's rack...

Very cool rundown.

I like the univega's rack attachment setup more than the Miyata's tabs.
And the univega's chainstay bridge is better due to the threaded fender mount.
But the miyata's...
08-24-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes you can update it. Yes you can upgrade it. ...

Yes you can update it. Yes you can upgrade it. No a shop that is competent wont have a difficult time getting it back in riding shape.

All that is in general. It depends on what you want to...
08-24-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By mstateglfr

Wait- you went to 5 shops in your area and they...

Wait- you went to 5 shops in your area and they all used to carry Cannondale, but only 1 still does?
How big is your area?...usually there is a limit to the number of dealers in a geographic area.
...
08-24-19, 07:58 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By mstateglfr

The driver tried to run you over when you were on...

The driver tried to run you over when you were on the sidewalk?

That's awful.
08-23-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By mstateglfr

Hit and miss so far. Bar tape came in, love...

Hit and miss so far.

Bar tape came in, love it. Its Cannondale Synapse 3.5mm tape which is identical to the Ritchey Pave tape I love, but $6 cheaper and actually available to buy. The only...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,202
Posted By mstateglfr

Stop it.

Stop it.
08-23-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,923
Posted By mstateglfr

I have 40mm MSO in 120 tpi that have a wobble in...

I have 40mm MSO in 120 tpi that have a wobble in the tread. I notice it on the stand, can sometimes notice it on pavement, and dont at all notice it on gravel.
I cant say it rides or feels any...
08-23-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By mstateglfr

FS- chrome Ross Mt Hood mtb frame n fork. 22"c-to-c 22.5"c-to-t. $80 plus shipping

Frame, fork, headset, and brakes is what's for sale.
The frame and fork are chrome and in good overall condition. No chips, dents, or bubbling.
There is some surface rust at corners and joints, I...
08-23-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By mstateglfr

FS- Cromoly steel Bullmoose mtb handlebars. 21.15mm stem. $70 shipped to lower 48

These are in very good condition. Chrome is nice- no big scratches, chips, or dents. There is some light surface rust around welds that easily cleans up.

Great for an MTB frame build or...
08-23-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,227
Posted By mstateglfr

Are you incapable or unwilling to acknowledge...

Are you incapable or unwilling to acknowledge that I have offered alternatives to the point you keep arguing? Also, why do you continue to phrase the one suggestion in a different way that I phrased...
08-23-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By mstateglfr

FS- 2 Schwalbe 26x2.35" Fat Frank tires. $35 shipped to lower 48

These are barely used. They basically sat on the bike and hung on a hook. Perfect tread, wear, etc. They will even be washed before packing!

Super comfortable balloon tire for a cruiser or 80s mtb...
08-23-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By mstateglfr

SOLD FS- black Brooks B17 saddle. $65 shipped to lower 48

Great condition. No scars or scratches on leather. Only marks are typical ones on the seat rails.

PayPal where I net $65. Will ship to lower 48 included in that $65....
08-23-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,227
Posted By mstateglfr

Good lord. You ask what you should do and I...

Good lord. You ask what you should do and I answered it before, half joking. You should give up cycling. Congrats on doing what you should.

I am not advocating a cyclist hog the lane. I am...
08-23-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,227
Posted By mstateglfr

You no longer cycle- go find a forum on battery...

You no longer cycle- go find a forum on battery powered longboards or whatever it is you use to putz around the city.


Someone posted that cars are squeezing past him while oncoming traffic...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,202
Posted By mstateglfr

Stop it.

Stop it.
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,202
Posted By mstateglfr

1- suggest she do some local touring first. ...

1- suggest she do some local touring first. Multiple weekend overnights and a 4 day tour too. That will help her figure out what to pack, how to pack, and quietly help show you that she has the...
08-23-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,227
Posted By mstateglfr

move further left and the car wont pass.

move further left and the car wont pass.
08-22-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By mstateglfr

1st pic shows the fork with a true 40mm wide...

1st pic shows the fork with a true 40mm wide tire.
2nd pic is the fork clearance where the tire would touch.
3rd pic is the seat stay where the tire would touch.
4th pic is the chainstay where the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,281
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm sure it could be that for some. For...

I'm sure it could be that for some.
For others, it's just a more comfortable bike due to geometry and tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,281
Posted By mstateglfr

I hear a couple times a month that someone in my...

I hear a couple times a month that someone in my area wants to try gravel riding because they dont like the idea of paved road riding alongside all the distracted drivers.

Whether that's...
08-22-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By mstateglfr

Nope, dont buy it. 105 has a paddle plus brake...

Nope, dont buy it. 105 has a paddle plus brake lever. Tourney has a thumb button.
That alone makes for a totally different feel.
If you actually rode bikes, you would know this. I would be shocked...
08-22-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By mstateglfr

The breezer dropouts are hooded and offer a...

The breezer dropouts are hooded and offer a different interface between dropout and stays. This hooded style give a lot of surface room for connecting with fillet brazes or tights welding.
...
08-22-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By mstateglfr

Correct. The nashbar of old is totally different...

Correct. The nashbar of old is totally different from what you now see.
Nashbar and Performance's parent company went belly up half a year ago to a few different groups. A company out of CA...
08-20-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,357
Posted By mstateglfr

I've seen this repeated whenever compact frames...

I've seen this repeated whenever compact frames are discussed and I can see some truth in it. At the same time, there are a lot of compact geometry frames with a lineup of 5-8 frame sizes. The Trek...
08-20-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,357
Posted By mstateglfr

Haven't heard of this being a thing- equal parts...

Haven't heard of this being a thing- equal parts inside the tube as expoas exposats new to me. Posts have a min insert line that isn't near the middle.
08-20-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By mstateglfr

Neat shade of magenta/purple. What's the reason...

Neat shade of magenta/purple.
What's the reason for the white seat tube?
08-20-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By mstateglfr

First Ive heard of this. I thought the company...

First Ive heard of this. I thought the company was started over a decade ago by the son of a family that owns/owned a bicycle manufacturing facility in China, but admittedly not much info is easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By mstateglfr

This thread is about tire sizes- there is nothing...

This thread is about tire sizes- there is nothing new to say that isnt already been said hundreds of times each month. It takes work to derail a thread like this and Im exhausted. Unfortunately, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By mstateglfr

Any time I can suggest googling something and am...

Any time I can suggest googling something and am thanked for it, I know Ive done some good for others in life.***
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By mstateglfr

re straying off topic- Im not the one comparing...

re straying off topic- Im not the one comparing tires to jerseys, but regardless- its what I do best. I thought about converting tire cost to socks, but then I decided not to since I wasnt sure if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By mstateglfr

$10-$130. A fall gravel race is...

$10-$130.

A fall gravel race is technically free but they ask that you bring canned/boxed food for a local food pantry. Then there are various gravel races that cost $30-75. Then there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By mstateglfr

Or its twice the cost of a perfectly fine jersey....

Or its twice the cost of a perfectly fine jersey.

So its apparently...
crap jersey for $30 --> perfectly fine jersey for $50 --> halfway decent jersey for $100 --> decent jersey for $200 -->...
08-20-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By mstateglfr

The lugged Bianchi is only 9 years old and the...

The lugged Bianchi is only 9 years old and the TIG'd Bianchi is new? Or those are both old bikes and were made 9 years apart?
Not really sure whats being claimed since there are no words.
...
08-20-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, based on watching their staggered frame...

Yes, based on watching their staggered frame availability calendar this year, it looks like a new batch of each size is available every few months. The availability actually made the color choice...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By mstateglfr

I didnt realize 25mm is the accepted wisdom for...

I didnt realize 25mm is the accepted wisdom for ideal width.
But I dont really buy into wind resistance for 3mm of tire width being what's keeping me back from riding faster.


What runs thru...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By mstateglfr

100 bikes could be listed that fall into this...

100 bikes could be listed that fall into this range and it would make a search no clearer than simply googling 'road bike'.
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