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12-07-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm bored and the b10 game is decided at this...

I'm bored and the b10 game is decided at this point, so I'll take a stab and figuring out what this thread is about.

So you started this thread to ask why new old stock Merckx steel frames arent...
12-07-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By mstateglfr

what people have been telling you this? ...

what people have been telling you this?

Not saying frames have or haven't lost value because I dont understand what you are asking, but it would be interesting to hear what people have told you...
12-07-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By mstateglfr

What spoon said. your bike with a different...

What spoon said.
your bike with a different steerer width or perhaps better yet- a frame that doesnt have a massively oversized head tube and tapered steerer combo would change the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,191
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, totally agreed that overall, shops dont stock...

Oh, totally agreed that overall, shops dont stock high quality steel road bikes. It isnt in demand, so they dont stock em.
Since you mention needing a 63cm frame, the 61T size has a stack height...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,191
Posted By mstateglfr

I guess that's one way to interpret 'easy'. ...

I guess that's one way to interpret 'easy'. Though I would never say its hard to buy the Strael. They show when each frame is in stock and you pay a deposit to reserve one- it's quite simple...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,191
Posted By mstateglfr

What's high end? A Fairlight Strael comes in 10...

What's high end? A Fairlight Strael comes in 10 frame sizes, 2 colors, and has the following-
- reynolds 853 and 853 pro team main triangle. the top tube is 7/4/7 ovalized and the down tube is 7/5/7...
12-06-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 540
Posted By mstateglfr

1- screaming deal for a complete bike, even if...

1- screaming deal for a complete bike, even if half of it needs replacing(not saying it does)!
2- how are those handlebars still being spec'd on new builds?! I am convinced BD bought a literal...
12-06-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 540
Posted By mstateglfr

And all this time I thought I got a good deal on...

And all this time I thought I got a good deal on the rear derailleur of my latest build because I spent an absurd amount of time searching the internet and was then in the right place at the right...
12-06-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By mstateglfr

Couldnt disagree more. What is good for me in...

Couldnt disagree more.
What is good for me in terms of geometry would annoy others. And vice versa.

If someone views a good gravel bike as one with a suspension fork/stem/seatpost with 80mm of...
12-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mstateglfr

I am convinced that my current 28h front 32h rear...

I am convinced that my current 28h front 32h rear gravel wheelset is exponentially stronger/more reliable than any 36h wheelset I have from 'BITD'. Wheelsets with double walls, butted spokes, and...
12-06-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mstateglfr

I have never seen a prebuilt triple butted spoke...

I have never seen a prebuilt triple butted spoke wheelset for sale. If they exist, its relatively rare.
Quality wheelsets with butted spokes are common, they just are not triple butted.
12-06-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,839
Posted By mstateglfr

I do have a slightly different RD. I have the...

I do have a slightly different RD. I have the Ultegra RX, but its effectively the same thing. Yes agreed it should work since its the same frame, same cassette, and same level RD with the same...
12-06-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,839
Posted By mstateglfr

I would guess the b screw is big enough, but if...

I would guess the b screw is big enough, but if you run out of screw turning and there is still interference, you can buy longer b screws online. Wolftooth makes them, so I would guess there are a...
12-06-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,839
Posted By mstateglfr

The PG70 cassette is what I have on mine. And...

The PG70 cassette is what I have on mine. And the rx810 rear derailleur is made to fit a 34t cassette, so a 36t cassette shouldnt even be a second thought. Shimano's mid-cage GS rear derailleurs...
12-06-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mstateglfr

102kg is only 225#. Thats hardly anything to...

102kg is only 225#. Thats hardly anything to really worry over when it comes to a new fatbike. A modern alloy fatbike frame is overbuilt(ive seen some examples of inner tube overbuilds by...
12-06-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.ebay.com/c/22023972760 Bikeman Kona...

https://www.ebay.com/c/22023972760
Bikeman Kona P2 Mountain Fork, 1 Inch!, Now with Rack Eyelets!...
12-05-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By mstateglfr

Got pics?

Got pics?
12-05-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By mstateglfr

A cx wheelset will usually be 135mm or 142mm in...

A cx wheelset will usually be 135mm or 142mm in the back.
A road wheelset will usually be 130mm or 142mm in the back.
12-05-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By mstateglfr

Google surly forks. Lots of different options...

Google surly forks. Lots of different options that are straight and disc.
they all have different axle to crown measurements, so buy the one that is the closest match to your bike's fork.
...
12-05-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,694
Posted By mstateglfr

I brought this up to my wife today. She is...

I brought this up to my wife today. She is college educated, has a jd, and I would classify as a busy successful married woman with kids.

She had seen the commercial last night tnight article and...
12-05-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By mstateglfr

I think my rims are 19mm internal. My old ones...

I think my rims are 19mm internal. My old ones were 17.5mm and they handled a true 40mm tire perfectly fine.

A modern rim thats 23mm - 25mm external will be good.
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By mstateglfr

I wouldnt want either 105 or 1x. I would want a...

I wouldnt want either 105 or 1x.
I would want a drivetrain that fit how I would need to ride. If I were wanting your setup, I would go for a 46/30 crank mated to an 11-36 cassette.

The 48/32...
12-05-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,694
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand what this has to do with the...

I dont understand what this has to do with the comment you quoted or the topic in general.
12-05-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 540
Posted By mstateglfr

It is always interesting to see how others in...

It is always interesting to see how others in this hobby choose to prioritize and spend.
12-05-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By mstateglfr

Instead of a new gravel bike earlier this fall,...

Instead of a new gravel bike earlier this fall, you bought a mountain bike. What would that new mountain bike not be able to handle that this Whipshot would handle better?
Admittedly I dont do a...
12-04-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By mstateglfr

showlow bought one per a thread in mechanics. ...

showlow bought one per a thread in mechanics.


The zigzag frames continue the brand's awesome fade paint jobs and also continue the brand's unimpressive price for full builds.
in another...
12-04-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By mstateglfr

wow this has been a mess of a thread. Since you...

wow this has been a mess of a thread. Since you bought the frame, I'll refrain from discussing geometry, comparisons, and how differences relate.

Just wanted to mention that the lack of helpful...
12-03-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 711
Posted By mstateglfr

Well if you ask bikeforums to be a collective...

Well if you ask bikeforums to be a collective expert in a field which there is no reason for most to know anything- bikeforums will gladly rise to the opportunity.

it's been 3 months, you have...
12-03-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,694
Posted By mstateglfr

they reserve that role for every sitcom.

they reserve that role for every sitcom.
12-03-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,694
Posted By mstateglfr

its like you are sitting atop a bull with horns.

its like you are sitting atop a bull with horns.
12-03-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,694
Posted By mstateglfr

sure its asinine, but it can be asinine for a...

sure its asinine, but it can be asinine for a number of reasons.
what makes it asinine to you?
12-03-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,694
Posted By mstateglfr

Wait a minute- social media is outraged about...

Wait a minute- social media is outraged about something?!? I am shocked!***
I have seen that commercial a bunch of times, but its always an abridged version- I hadnt seen that the husband gave it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 685
Posted By mstateglfr

So Canyon? just a guess based on your...

So Canyon?

just a guess based on your description of geo and then you mention direct order.
12-03-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,023
Posted By mstateglfr

For what it's worth, the Praxis Alba crank is...

For what it's worth, the Praxis Alba crank is right between the mid and upper level Shimano GRX cranks in terms of weight. It may be an entry level Praxis, but its a really good piece of equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,218
Posted By mstateglfr

When I ride, I put myself at greater risk to...

When I ride, I put myself at greater risk to injury than when I drive.
When I drive, I put others at greater risk to injury than when I ride.

The risk of an activity neednt be considered when...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 685
Posted By mstateglfr

1- as already mentioned, but worth repeating-...

1- as already mentioned, but worth repeating- dont move the saddle to reduce/increase reach. The saddle position is to get your legs right. A saddle too far forward or back will affect power and...
12-03-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,340
Posted By mstateglfr

did you mount it with battery side closer to the...

did you mount it with battery side closer to the bottom bracket or battery side closer to the pedal? Also, which model did you buy- A or B?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,218
Posted By mstateglfr

i cited ways in which we are all distracted to...

i cited ways in which we are all distracted to the job at hand when driving in vehicles and compared those ways to riding with ear buds.

I see no difference between all of them.

If hearing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,218
Posted By mstateglfr

When did I talk about wearing ear buds in the car...

When did I talk about wearing ear buds in the car while driving?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,218
Posted By mstateglfr

Distinction without a difference. ...

Distinction without a difference.

Listening to music in a car absolutely obstructs sound just like ear bugs can obstruct sound. You have the sound insulation of a car that reduces outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,771
Posted By mstateglfr

The better shops around me also have trails/MUPs...

The better shops around me also have trails/MUPs right outside their door. I would encourage people to try the bikes they are considering, since I think more often than not it will help deepen the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,218
Posted By mstateglfr

Car radios are distracting from the job at hand. ...

Car radios are distracting from the job at hand. Navigation systems are distracting from the job at hand. Conversation with passengers is distracting from the job at hand.
It seems like an...
12-02-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,548
Views: 2,068,341
Posted By mstateglfr

ok thanks for clarifying. It's what I figured,...

ok thanks for clarifying. It's what I figured, but wanted to be sure.
12-02-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 28,337
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, so molten is a bot. This all makes sense now.

Ok, so molten is a bot. This all makes sense now.
12-02-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 28,337
Posted By mstateglfr

I am struggling to understand why you resurrected...

I am struggling to understand why you resurrected a 6 month old thread to incoherently rant about how you were wronged when the thread has nothing to do with your unfortunate and confusion situation....
12-02-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 28,337
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x281/confused_britney_7feccc3d61762a8f7846d9c08a7e0e8777e10e82.gif

You gave an old bike with a classic groupset to a friend to sell, then...
12-01-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,934
Posted By mstateglfr

is the angle grinder the reason for the lug...

is the angle grinder the reason for the lug having a ton of angles now?
11-30-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7,548
Views: 2,068,341
Posted By mstateglfr

havent seen it asked or mentioned yet- is the...

havent seen it asked or mentioned yet- is the headset cap specifically fitted to this or can any random cap be used?
11-30-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By mstateglfr

Usamade.com makes quality 1x rings for a good...

Usamade.com makes quality 1x rings for a good price. 110bcd rings are now oval, if that matters to you.
11-30-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By mstateglfr

There are horror stories like what was recently...

There are horror stories like what was recently posted, then there is everyone else who doesnt post horror stories because every ride is uneventful and the braking works just fine.

I have juintech...
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