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09-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By mstateglfr

figure out measurements of a bike that fits you...

figure out measurements of a bike that fits you well. then compare that to the geometry of bikes you like and pick the size that is closest.
09-22-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By mstateglfr

Like most everything else in cycling there is no...

Like most everything else in cycling there is no right or wrong for handlebar flare.
Some like more and think the slower steering that comes from flsred bars helpful when riding loose surfaces....
09-21-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,648
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. They are extremely popular...

Interesting.
They are extremely popular around me- guys driving em everywhere. Verstile and safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,447
Posted By mstateglfr

When did you start the trend? You should get a...

When did you start the trend? You should get a wiki page fopadoing something so cool.**
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,672
Posted By mstateglfr

I think I remember seeing you say you have been...

I think I remember seeing you say you have been hit by cars(or run into cars) many times. Is that correct?
At some point, you should explore other hobbies. Given your history, free climbing...
09-21-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,185
Posted By mstateglfr

lame

lame
09-20-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegadeseries.html...

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegadeseries.html
the aluminum and steel frames come in 44cm sizing with 350mm reach and 495mm of stack. 650b wheels that allow for proper frame geometry. There has...
09-20-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

I've read that USA Raleigh has/had their 631...

I've read that USA Raleigh has/had their 631 Tamland line built by Maxway. Not sure if that is correct or not though.
I have no idea about Raleigh of England/Europe/whoever is selling this 753...
09-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

Thru the last decade +, Maxway has built for...

Thru the last decade +, Maxway has built for Black Mountain, Soma, Rivendell, All City, Jamis, Kona, Surly, VO, Ritchey, Masi, and many more.
They are completely capable of cleaning up brazed shore...
09-20-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

Are you suggesting Maxway doesn't have people...

Are you suggesting Maxway doesn't have people capable of competently brazing a lugged frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow those are 2 frames I never would have...

Wow those are 2 frames I never would have associated with LeMond.
Huh. Interesting decisions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,439
Posted By mstateglfr

Its perhaps overkill, but calling it stupid is...

Its perhaps overkill, but calling it stupid is pretty lame.
There are a ton of different ways to skin this cat, just be OK with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By mstateglfr

Helmet buying = visiting the dentist while listening to a 5th grade band recital

Inventory is low online and in stores due to months of slow manufacturing plus everyone and their gramma buying helmets to ride.
Also, I've only ever found helmets that are the least worst option....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure that's on the high end of things. Its old...

Sure that's on the high end of things. Its old sora.
But its only a bad deal if whats available as a comparable is nicer/cheaper.

bbb is worthless as it doesnt take into account your local...
09-18-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By mstateglfr

Certainly similar looking. ...and holy saddle...

Certainly similar looking.
...and holy saddle to bar drop for an mtb!
09-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,198
Posted By mstateglfr

Trek Domane's largest frame has a 656mm stack...

Trek Domane's largest frame has a 656mm stack height.
Parlee Z Zero's largest frame has a 677mm stack height.

I'm sure there are others, but I dont seek out carbon frame so I'm not up to date.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,923
Posted By mstateglfr

If they fit the same, i like the look equally,...

If they fit the same, i like the look equally, and they cost the same- then sure grab the lighter option.

I ride steel road bikes and am 6'5, so while weight is important to me, it is obviously a...
09-17-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By mstateglfr

I've never measured my sitbones. Don't need to,...

I've never measured my sitbones. Don't need to, I know I need wide saddles.

Brooks C17 - on my gravel bike and main road bike. 162mm wide. Slight curve top. Flexible shell that flattens out....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,188
Posted By mstateglfr

Totally get what you are saying, and with it...

Totally get what you are saying, and with it clearly being a trend, a parody would be funny.

At the same time, nobody is going to hold a casting call for cyclists with a bmi over 30. An image...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,188
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, nice catch.

Ha, nice catch.
09-17-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By mstateglfr

Surly's geometry decisions are something to...

Surly's geometry decisions are something to really behold.
They basically refuse to care that all other brands design differently, and they are proud of it, even when a bunch of their bikes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By mstateglfr

In the largest size, those are 2 different bikes...

In the largest size, those are 2 different bikes when i comes to geometery.
The Van Rysel apparently fits up to my height, 6'5, and has a 596mm stack, 403mm reach, and 130mm stem. Thats some...
09-17-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By mstateglfr

what is your go to mid-ride food(nutrition if you want to sound fancy)

Yesterday, I had a lot of saddle time to think about what and how I eat on rides.

On anything less than 20mi, I dont have anything.
Rides over that, I always have on the bike a couple of...
09-16-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

Honesty time- how recent is recent? This was an...

Honesty time- how recent is recent? This was an issue a few years ago when Raleigh/Diamondback pushed their free corporate discount program.
For more than the last year though, that website has been...
09-16-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

They are lying about the tubing? Thats pretty...

They are lying about the tubing? Thats pretty significant.
Perhaps its as simple as 'cromo' was used out of ignorance or a simple attempt to describe what most think of when they hear steel...
09-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 238,410
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By mstateglfr

Your prior comment was wrong and this follow up...

Your prior comment was wrong and this follow up comment doesn't add to your theory.

Read more and post less.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegades4.html ...

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegades4.html $1300 a few hundred over, but worth referencing as a comparable for what you get at a slightly higher price- carbon fork, thru axle, etc.
...
09-16-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-16-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,648
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By mstateglfr

random reader's takeaway from this thread- no...

random reader's takeaway from this thread- no white jersey.
09-15-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

Tough crowd. Or tough minor peanut gallery, I...

Tough crowd. Or tough minor peanut gallery, I guess.

Sloping top tube that is a couple degrees. Oh well.
Flat crown instead of sloping. Oh well.
Larger dropouts due to legal compliance. Oh...
09-15-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 904
Posted By mstateglfr

I sold my mtb earlier this year because I didn't...

I sold my mtb earlier this year because I didn't use it much at all. It didn't fit great and i didnt benefit from it on the singletrack I ride.

All the singletrack near me is twisty river bottom...
09-15-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 546
Posted By mstateglfr

The dead end sign makes this one the best so far.

The dead end sign makes this one the best so far.
09-15-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,434
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, im gonna geek out a little as I am curious...

Ok, im gonna geek out a little as I am curious about the tubing and lugs used.

- I see these are Richard Sachs lugs, but the lower head tube lug should have attached threaded housing stops. Did...
09-15-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.amazon.com/Hiland-Gravel-Cyclocross-Bi...

https://www.amazon.com/Hiland-Gravel-Cyclocross-Bicycle-Adventure/dp/B0875LTS3X/ref=asc_df_B0875LTS3X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459584715020&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1889110914318310419&hvpone=...
09-14-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,648
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha very true. I thought about bringing this up...

Ha very true. I thought about bringing this up in thst post, but figured it might complicate things too much. As it is, it seems to have not been understood.
09-14-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,648
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-14-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,648
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2011/07/...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2011/07/27/how-many-times-will-you-crash-your-car/#7f3ccd524e62

Insurance companies estimated that a driver files for an accident claim once every 18...
09-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,648
Posted By mstateglfr

Good lord. Just because you were rear ended...

Good lord. Just because you were rear ended doesn't mean the odds aren't low. I mean, you do understand that, right?
Also, you are in the most densely populated part of our country. More rear end...
09-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,648
Posted By mstateglfr

The odds of being rear ended are insanely low. ...

The odds of being rear ended are insanely low. The odds of being rear ended while carrying a bike are even lower than insanely low.
I dont base my purchasing or life decisions on odds that are so...
09-14-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,380
Posted By mstateglfr

If it's a race UCI riders want to...

If it's a race UCI riders want to participarticipate guessing its a lottery process because from what ive seen, they participate in the larger sponsored and marketed events.

Whether it's a big...
09-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,380
Posted By mstateglfr

What? Did you just stream of consciously mash up...

What? Did you just stream of consciously mash up 10 thoughts into 1 post?
09-14-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,380
Posted By mstateglfr

That mentality was, and still is, stupid. The...

That mentality was, and still is, stupid. The fact that someone would want to make their gearing more difficult just to look tough is hilariously insecure.
Most cyclists dont compete, in real life...
09-14-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 238,410
Posted By mstateglfr

Don't have a pic of the other house. ...

Don't have a pic of the other house.
location?...probably 25mi west of downtown des moines Iowa. Its southwest of waukee about 5mi, if you are familiar.
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a rare day I agree with Bob, but you do...

Its a rare day I agree with Bob, but you do realize you are in the touring forum here, right? What touring bike in use doesnt have grease/road grime/brake dust on the chain, tires, and cassette? ...
09-14-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,602
Posted By mstateglfr

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Not old, but its lugged...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,040
Posted By mstateglfr

I figured I would do my best to sink this thread...

I figured I would do my best to sink this thread once and for all.
09-14-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,648
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a Thule T2 and love it, but its a heavy...

I have a Thule T2 and love it, but its a heavy beast. Its indestructible, but it may be cumbersome for some to attach due to the weight/size.
Given the injury you mention, you may want to look at...
09-14-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,380
Posted By mstateglfr

You make multiple references to how unfortunate...

You make multiple references to how unfortunate it is that higher level cycling is dipping its toe into gravel events. What is so bad about it?
Higher level cycling participating doesnt mean it...
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