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07-02-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,157
Posted By mstateglfr

what are the seattube and downtube covers for?

what are the seattube and downtube covers for?
06-30-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By mstateglfr

If 10-20% of your ride will be gravel, I would...

If 10-20% of your ride will be gravel, I would focus on a tire for the 80-90% of riding. I guess the only reason to focus on the smaller % would be if its extreme, as in if the gravel you will ride...
06-30-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,577
Posted By mstateglfr

On a stationary bike in a gym?- sure, use...

On a stationary bike in a gym?- sure, use whatever shoe and amount of retention you want(none, straps, spd).
On a 10mi family ride for ice cream?- sure, use whatever shoe and amount of retention you...
06-30-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure- tubing specs are often not revealed. So...

Sure- tubing specs are often not revealed. So instead, its 'custom'. Sometimes, a brand really can get custom drawn tubes, but I am guessing the order has to be large or the per tube cost is going...
06-30-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By mstateglfr

No idea on the Maxxis Velocita tire- it could be...

No idea on the Maxxis Velocita tire- it could be awesome or crap, I havent a clue. It certainly looks the part of a fast rolling tire, given the TPI and weight.

I ride on WTB Resolutes and love...
06-29-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,456
Posted By mstateglfr

I must have misread your earlier statement then. ...

I must have misread your earlier statement then. I thought you were declaring a lugged steel bike is the most comfortable and a tig welded frame is less comfortable.
06-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 144,240
Posted By mstateglfr

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19,472
Views: 4,102,088
Posted By mstateglfr

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https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/470x470/58086_shimano_105_r7020_hydraulic_disc_sti_levers_r7070_flat_mount_disc_calipers_11_speed_356ea59817fa16be6f92a6c771d2d9f7bf22ecd4.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By mstateglfr

Your pic shows the limit screw is hitting the...

Your pic shows the limit screw is hitting the plate and the dersilleur isn't pushing the chain off the large ring. The limit screw looks like it can go further in, but it obviously can't. Thats...
06-29-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,456
Posted By mstateglfr

You can tell the difference between otherwise...

You can tell the difference between otherwise identical bikes where the only difference is one is welded and the other is lugged?
06-29-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,456
Posted By mstateglfr

The original price is so absurdly high that the...

The original price is so absurdly high that the discounted price places the frame in a reasonable range.
I could link bikes direct steel frame bikes that show similar g discounts,, but it doesn't...
06-29-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,456
Posted By mstateglfr

I only own steel frames and even i find this...

I only own steel frames and even i find this reasoning to be absurd. You are out on a limb here.
A bike lasting 120 years has nothing to do with the discussion. Also, those bikes aren't ridden, to...
06-29-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By mstateglfr

Your cycling muscles haven't been in hibernation...

Your cycling muscles haven't been in hibernation for a quarter century. That's not how muscles work.
06-29-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By mstateglfr

The 1 product from specialized that I will buy-...

The 1 product from specialized that I will buy- purist bottle with moflo bottle top. Its simple, inexpensive, and soft squeezing.

This is the bottle many brands use for their own...
06-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By mstateglfr

wat? Is your stem dipped in gold and bejeweled...

wat? Is your stem dipped in gold and bejeweled in diamonds?

Salsa Cowbell carbon and a 10mm longer stem gives you the same effective result as what you have. Bar stats are 115mm drop, 68mm...
06-28-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By mstateglfr

Neither is 'better'. They are just different...

Neither is 'better'. They are just different ways to skin a cat.
I tore down a road bike of mine that has a Tange square taper cartridge bottom bracket from a few years ago and was mesmerized by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a couple pairs of the plus tall and love...

I have a couple pairs of the plus tall and love em. Be aware though- the inseam is long.

I am 6'5 and find the leg goes to a couple inches before my knee.
I have an XL and XXL and only use the...
06-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm on board with wheels often being...

I'm on board with wheels often being underwhelming in this price range- either overly heavy or poorly machine built(typically just overly heavy).
I dont understand the dislike for stems, bars, and...
06-27-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By mstateglfr

Anyone know about Sepp Fuchs bikes?

Maybe a builder and/or shop in Zurich back in the day?
This pooped pooon eBay and the splatter as well as unknown name caught my attention....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,580
Posted By mstateglfr

I didnt realize component tracking was an option...

I didnt realize component tracking was an option on strava. Interesting, thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,580
Posted By mstateglfr

You got me hooked. So do you use Stava to track...

You got me hooked.
So do you use Stava to track mileage wear on components? If so, why not just track wear based on actual wear?
I've never thought to track wear based on miles, so this is new....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By mstateglfr

Why would a cheap varsity be better than your...

Why would a cheap varsity be better than your trek?
06-27-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,157
Posted By mstateglfr

You dont want to add weight to the bike because...

You dont want to add weight to the bike because it was expensive, but then you say it doesn't matter.

Really- what is your point in all this?
06-27-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,452
Posted By mstateglfr

Um...wow. BF delivers another crazy thread! ...

Um...wow. BF delivers another crazy thread!

OP- those are some really restrictive conditions to ride in. 110 heat, mask on, only city riding, and only allowed to be out for 1 hour?!
brutal.
...
06-27-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,503
Posted By mstateglfr

Learn to build a frame yourself. You can then...

Learn to build a frame yourself. You can then handle all maintenance issues too.
That will keep you from having to deal with all the people you feel are incompetent as you have only yourself to...
06-27-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By mstateglfr

Wondered why a thread about hot hands was started...

Wondered why a thread about hot hands was started in the summer, then checked the OP's location.
funny.
06-26-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,198
Posted By mstateglfr

do you have some history/details on this? ...

do you have some history/details on this?
Builder, build year, tubing, etc?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,103
Posted By mstateglfr

Rode bmx all over town as a kid to get to friends...

Rode bmx all over town as a kid to get to friends houses the golf course, etc. We would build trscks in the woods with tabletop jumps and whatnot.

Picked it back up as an adult when my oldest...
06-26-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,456
Posted By mstateglfr

An '02 US tariff on steel led to global bicycle...

An '02 US tariff on steel led to global bicycle manufacturers moving to aluminum and carbon wven though both had been in heavy use for over a decade?
06-26-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,456
Posted By mstateglfr

I didnt realize we were only considering brands...

I didnt realize we were only considering brands that are large volume(based on your metric) and also only sell steel.

The OP said he doesnt see many cromo bikes and wondered why. You posted that...
06-26-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,456
Posted By mstateglfr

Surly, Soma, Black Mountain, All City, Cinelli...

Surly, Soma, Black Mountain, All City, Cinelli all deal exclusively or almost entirely in steel frames.
You also have mass produced steel offerings by niner, bianchi, colnago, fuji, fairlight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,095
Posted By mstateglfr

But that introduces a change to the lower body...

But that introduces a change to the lower body which would make one area worse to fix another.
06-25-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By mstateglfr

For the record, my original comment was mostly in...

For the record, my original comment was mostly in jest. While it's doable, I know it isn't the same as an actual SS.
I cant imagine removing the wheel then swapping the chain, cassette, RD, and...
06-25-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By mstateglfr

Those they be.

Those they be.
06-25-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,582
Posted By mstateglfr

meh, its ok. most here are into cycling as a...

meh, its ok. most here are into cycling as a side hobby, but their main love is message boards.
06-25-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By mstateglfr

The heavier the rider, the higher the PSI. This...

The heavier the rider, the higher the PSI. This is because more weight is pushing down on the tire.
With that said, there is no right or wrong in PSI- it is up to the rider what they feel...
06-25-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By mstateglfr

Clicky noise from the lower middle of your bike...

Clicky noise from the lower middle of your bike could be...

- the right crank arm hitting the front derailleur cable end. this is sometimes tough to determine since the cable pivots depending on...
06-24-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike specifically is maybe an exception...

That bike specifically is maybe an exception because it has some odd cult following.
Usually though, around me you could get a good bit more $ for a road bike being modernized with STI than with...
06-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By mstateglfr

Set the bike up fully geared. Then when you...

Set the bike up fully geared.
Then when you want to run it as a single speed, just dont shift.
06-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By mstateglfr

Read all of Sheldon Brown's website. It details...

Read all of Sheldon Brown's website. It details maintenance, compatability, etc.
Then learn about groupset standards and limitations.

After that, buy a bunch of tools and components, then...
06-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By mstateglfr

- Bicyclecluebook is terrible. Its a disservice...

- Bicyclecluebook is terrible. Its a disservice to buyers and sellers.
- Prices have increased on used bikes this year. On a related note, they often sell faster too.

As for these bikes, I...
06-24-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By mstateglfr

Wait what? How have I never come across this...

Wait what? How have I never come across this info?
So the head tube is one piece with the lugs and there is effectively no brazing performed on the head tube? So then the head tube is never really...
06-23-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,675
Posted By mstateglfr

Are you claiming Cannondale is selling a rebadged...

Are you claiming Cannondale is selling a rebadged CX bike as the Topstone? You mention they are like other brands who readied CX bikes...butnif you aren't saying Cdale did that(they obviously...
06-23-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By mstateglfr

No tread is needed for hardpack dirt roads. A...

No tread is needed for hardpack dirt roads. A slick is going to handle hardpack dirt roads perfectly fine. No tread is really needed for hardpack gravel either.
...tread is helpful on loose...
06-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By mstateglfr

before applying evaporust, sand down the edges of...

before applying evaporust, sand down the edges of the rusted area to remove any loose/overhanging paint too. that will help ensure the paint that is left is well adhered to the frame and wont just...
06-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,198
Posted By mstateglfr

Not c&v, but its steel frame and fork and a level...

Not c&v, but its steel frame and fork and a level top tube....
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This...
06-23-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By mstateglfr

Some like the brand due to the associated history...

Some like the brand due to the associated history to Schwinn Paramounts. The longer head tube is a design element to reduce spacer stack.
I looked into Gunnar twice. Once while I was looking...
06-23-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By mstateglfr

I am not 100% sure what 2 of the 3 things you...

I am not 100% sure what 2 of the 3 things you bought are, but this all just sounds like the picture of Grandpa Simpson shaking his fist at a cloud.
You have the cable, housing, housing end caps, and...
06-23-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By mstateglfr

Cool that the saddle has a similar vibe to the...

Cool that the saddle has a similar vibe to the frame colors.

As for a feedbag, there are plenty of options in the $35-55 arena, but this for $27 is well designed and well made. ...
06-23-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By mstateglfr

Neat ride and all, but I nerd out of maps so this...

Neat ride and all, but I nerd out of maps so this was the more interesting part of your post.
Its always fun to see where overall geologic changes converge. Since Central Iowa is one such area, I...
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