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Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By mstateglfr

Pay a few dollars and you can post your stuff for...

Pay a few dollars and you can post your stuff for sale. It's literally just a few dollars.
...or throw a fit and make a spectacle of leaving.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,296
Views: 11,047,092
Posted By mstateglfr

Gravel frame turned commute/touring bike

Since i built up a new gravel bike, I sold my old touring frame and used the components on my old gravel frame since I like the geometry and feel so much.

- 65cm Black Mountain Cycles monstercross...
10-23-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By mstateglfr

That is some awesome finish. It's tough to see...

That is some awesome finish. It's tough to see some of the lug details, and who cares since the paint is so cool!

Oil can splatter with metal color blend, then chromed stays too?! The dropouts...
10-23-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok. I asked why get rid of your current...

Ok. I asked why get rid of your current drivetrain because in general, the wider range of gearing will help when you when carrying gear bikepacking and also because wider tires effectively make...
10-22-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By mstateglfr

What would the 1x11 do that the 3x10 doesnt? Not...

What would the 1x11 do that the 3x10 doesnt? Not disagreeing, just asking to understand. If the 3x10 does what you need, then is the change beneficial?

What size tire fits now and what 650 tire...
10-22-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By mstateglfr

No there isnt a standard definition as what one...

No there isnt a standard definition as what one person views as an ideal gravel bike may be underspec'd or overkill for another person.

No it isn't a state of mind because it's an actual activity...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,564
Posted By mstateglfr

13 months later and these words still ring true. ...

13 months later and these words still ring true. Why road bikes cant have eyelets is beyond me.

So many road bikes either have no eyelets for fenders or they have 'hidden' eyelets that can make...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By mstateglfr

I am nothing close the as informed as an engineer...

I am nothing close the as informed as an engineer at Mavic and readily accept that they know more than me. With that said, I find their wheel systems and proprietary engineering to be quite absurd...
10-22-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 299
Posted By mstateglfr

- That Redshift stem would be an easy place to...

- That Redshift stem would be an easy place to cut weight. A 100mm Redshift weighs 274g and costs $150, while an Uno7 UL stem costs $26 and weighs 108g. It doesnt have that elastomer...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By mstateglfr

So 36h, not tubeless necessary, and able to...

So 36h, not tubeless necessary, and able to handle a 38mm tire.

The Archetype would be just fine. It's a great combo of weight and strength. Not shallow and not too deep. A 17.5mm internal is...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By mstateglfr

Probably due to the chainstays being dented from...

Probably due to the chainstays being dented from the kickstand.

I kid.

That's an insane crack! Cant imagine what forces or poor welding could have caused that.

Did it happen downtube to...
10-21-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,613
Posted By mstateglfr

Mississippi State basketball games. You can take...

Mississippi State basketball games. You can take all the frustration that builds from watching them and use it to fuel a really strong workout.

Every out of control drive, every forced pass...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,254
Posted By mstateglfr

This may be the simplest solution, but it is in...

This may be the simplest solution, but it is in no way simple.
Not simple and not cheap.

- Tear down wheels by removing spokes and hubs.
- Carefully sand rims to remove clearcoat.
- Call...
10-21-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By mstateglfr

I walk in my shoes before and after rides, so...

I walk in my shoes before and after rides, so there is 0 interest in road shoes.

My mtb shoes dont hold me back in any way. Until I cut weight and put out a ton more watts, road shoes needn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,013
Posted By mstateglfr

Very cool. I used to have a Backroads touring...

Very cool. I used to have a Backroads touring frame that was made by Fuji and was almost identical to a 1990 Fuji Saratoga. I havent looked up the company's bike offerings before, but what you show...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By mstateglfr

Yellow Jersey, Ltd., Arlington WI USA Everything...

Yellow Jersey, Ltd., Arlington WI USA Everything Cycling Since 1 April, 1971! (http://www.yellowjersey.org/) 219 Main Street Arlington WI
The website looks like something I created at school in...
10-21-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 43,276
Posted By mstateglfr

He is an expert in gravel riding too- its often...

He is an expert in gravel riding too- its often times entertaining to read. He has strong views on an aluminum Trek frame that rode harshly, and hasnt gotten a different gravel bike in over a year I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,013
Posted By mstateglfr

Is that your bike bought from Backroads or one...

Is that your bike bought from Backroads or one that was provided by Backroads only for their tour?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,013
Posted By mstateglfr

You should get out a bit. Try riding outside of...

You should get out a bit. Try riding outside of your bougie town- it wont take long to hit some graffiti.
10-20-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By mstateglfr

1st step- aay if you want flat bars or drop bars....

1st step- aay if you want flat bars or drop bars. Different riding fit/feel/setup and it's pointless for others to suggest bikes that you dont even want.
Next, list a budget. Again, it's pointless...
10-20-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,387
Posted By mstateglfr

None of this disagrees with my response to Ben. ...

None of this disagrees with my response to Ben.
Ben claimed the staff didnt think before acting. I provided info to show they had thought before acting. Then you point out the work done before...
10-20-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By mstateglfr

I used the original Wolftooth Roadlink on my 11sp...

I used the original Wolftooth Roadlink on my 11sp gravel bike for a few years. It's easy to install, solid once installed, and simple.
I ended up passing it along to another rider for the Coppi. ...
10-19-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,630
Posted By mstateglfr

We are impressed. ...

We are impressed.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x365/ralph_richeson_thumbs_up_131945d4542aa81e0dec9a16e4d31f45a6a7554d.gif
10-19-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,550
Posted By mstateglfr

Big toolkits have a bunch of tools you wont need....

Big toolkits have a bunch of tools you wont need.
Smaller toolkit?...I'm not sure.

Just write down what you need and search amazon. They have quality and crap all right next to one another...
10-18-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 674,012
Posted By mstateglfr

Not an old frame, but certainly classic in design...

Not an old frame, but certainly classic in design and tech. It replaced my 1990 Fuji made touring frame.

Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross frame converted from gravel to commute/touring. Mounts...
10-18-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 104,267
Posted By mstateglfr

You bought a not for sale saddle?

You bought a not for sale saddle?
Forum: Great Lakes
10-18-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,651
Posted By mstateglfr

This is true except for the charter companies...

This is true except for the charter companies that provide setup and breakdown of tents, baggage transport, showers, in camp music, food, etc.
https://pkbelly.com/ for example.
10-18-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By mstateglfr

We know how far ahead we are looking here because...

We know how far ahead we are looking here because you said 'a year or two down the line', so you set the parameters for how far ahead to look. I simply responded with actual information that should...
10-18-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By mstateglfr

a long cage RD can handle either of those...

a long cage RD can handle either of those cassettes without issue.

Count the teeth on your large and small rings then subtract the small from the large. Next, subtract the small cassette cog...
10-18-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,630
Posted By mstateglfr

To add to other comments about gravelmap.com,...

To add to other comments about gravelmap.com, here are screenshots of gravelmap.com and iowagravelroads.com where you can easily see how lacking gravelmap.com really is.
There are over 70,000 miles...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By mstateglfr

- I doubt 2 rides will exist for any real length...

- I doubt 2 rides will exist for any real length of time. The logistics are just too much. TJ and staff not only have a head start, RAGBRAI doesnt even have anyone at the starting line to compete...
10-18-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,387
Posted By mstateglfr

Hot take there, Benny. You really dont...

Hot take there, Benny.

You really dont think the RAGBRAI staff thought before acting? They launched an entire website with a lot of ride details/plans the day resigned. They thought long and...
10-17-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By mstateglfr

The 105 hydraulic group comes with rotors if you...

The 105 hydraulic group comes with rotors if you want. There are 5 or 6 options. You pick the RD length, band or no band on the FD, cassette size, and crank details. Each adds a bit to the cost...
10-17-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, usually the fully built bike is cheaper due...

Yes, usually the fully built bike is cheaper due to scale creating purchase power.
You mentioned QBP though and I have found that at least a couple bikes are not price competitive with what could...
10-17-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By mstateglfr

Currently at 10speed or lower for road components...

Currently at 10speed or lower for road components is Tiagra, Sora, Claris, and Tourney. Those arent all going to suddenly go to 11sp or disappear in the next year or two.
10-17-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure why you would be crazy. A bike will...

Not sure why you would be crazy.

A bike will be smooth and precise because of any of the following- quality tires, frame material, frame geometry, fork geometry.
If you like the Jamis more than...
10-17-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure- I know where you are coming from. For...

For sure- I know where you are coming from. For me, the equivalent was a '92 GT Performer BMX. My friends and I all rode GTs and Dyno bikes(owned by GT) because we thought we were the coolest group...
10-17-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 931
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand this post. - It seems...

I dont understand this post.

- It seems like you are saying this isnt the type of riding that a gravel bike is for.
- You show an MTB in it, but then later in the thread you respond to it being...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,795
Posted By mstateglfr

I like the paint. Otherwise though- not.

I like the paint.

Otherwise though- not.
10-16-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, when I see dedicated touring frames...

Yeah, when I see dedicated touring frames converted to gravel frames I love the creativity, but question if I would like such a design as much as the gravel frames I have ridden.
Related note, my...
10-16-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By mstateglfr

Is it your good conscience or bias that is...

Is it your good conscience or bias that is holding you back?

If the paint scheme looks good, then why not?

My youngest daughter asked for a navy blue paint when we repainted her bike.
My...
10-16-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By mstateglfr

Both bikes have overlapping gear ratios, the tire...

Both bikes have overlapping gear ratios, the tire difference and crank length difference will affect the speed, but not too sure if its 3mph difference(road).

Get some quality low rolling...
10-16-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,630
Posted By mstateglfr

What is that?! Chicken pox on a bike? ...

What is that?!
Chicken pox on a bike?

How can that many brazeons be needed?
10-16-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, so its actually even more instagrammable than...

Oh, so its actually even more instagrammable than what I first thought. What Ive seen as copying is actually a goal. Huh.

Interesting- thanks for the clarification.

...still think a lifesize...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, a lot of what other builders produce is...

Yes, a lot of what other builders produce is based on Italian design, but to be fair if you wanted race frames it was pretty much just 4ish countries to choose from for decades. So innovations were...
10-16-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By mstateglfr

Some thoughts- - To the comments that an 80s...

Some thoughts-

- To the comments that an 80s MTB is basically a modern gravel bike- I havent ridden an 80s MTB that is even close in feeling/handling to the gravel bikes Ive owned. An 80s MTB is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By mstateglfr

There is no shortage of creative and talented...

There is no shortage of creative and talented builders in the world. Any of them could build a frame with the geometry you want/need. And any that Ive seen who deal in lugs are quite capable of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm guessing the working knowledge and...

I'm guessing the working knowledge and connections the ex-ragbrai team has with vendors and partners is going to give them a huge head start this year.
Whichever ride gets the overnight gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,108
Posted By mstateglfr

Woah, pump the brakes on the suggested...

Woah, pump the brakes on the suggested accusation.

I saw the follow up post was from september and the thread is active in october so I thought it was a current year's thread. My apology for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow. A lot to unpack, so here are some...

Wow.

A lot to unpack, so here are some bullets.

- the 2 shops I am willing to frequent are both very good and I have never purchased a bike from either. Not a bike for me or my family. They...
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