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04-20-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By mstateglfr

Well if you are distraught over this comment,...

Well if you are distraught over this comment, allow me to balance it out by saying that I have that style of shifter on a bike right now and have used them on 3 other bikes too. I like the hood...
04-20-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By mstateglfr

those are microshift shifters, or one of the...

those are microshift shifters, or one of the knockoff versions of microshift shifters(there are a couple, the more popular being 'micronew').
i cant imagine buying a bike from a company that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,619
Posted By mstateglfr

You bought a bike with full Claris shifting and...

You bought a bike with full Claris shifting and wheels that are QR instead of bolt on?
Thats different from what Ive read thru this terrible thread.
04-20-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 193,150
Posted By mstateglfr

what is that great price?

what is that great price?
04-20-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By mstateglfr

go to prowheelbuilder.com or call them. they...

go to prowheelbuilder.com or call them. they have bitex disc hubs in QR and you can pair them to a few different rims with butted spokes and brass nipples for about $450.
other hubs also can...
04-20-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By mstateglfr

If the issue is not getting flats, why wouldnt...

If the issue is not getting flats, why wouldnt your all knowing all seeing friend suggest solid core tires? They cant flat since there is no air. And you can get 2 of them for the goofy expensive...
04-20-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,031
Posted By mstateglfr

'hippy spandexters'? what on earth is that mix? ...

'hippy spandexters'? what on earth is that mix? how many hippies are rocking bibs and an aero fit jersey?
...
04-20-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 672
Posted By mstateglfr

. This explains so much.

.

This explains so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By mstateglfr

its 5cm shorter than the black bibs plus tall. ...

its 5cm shorter than the black bibs plus tall.
it may work for the OP though.
04-19-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,043
Posted By mstateglfr

I know that I wouldnt swap my wheels out most of...

I know that I wouldnt swap my wheels out most of the time.

90% of my solo rides hit gravel for a significant amount of the rides. 90% of my riding with others is pavement.
I dont have interest...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.dreamteamdesmoines.org/ I am...

https://www.dreamteamdesmoines.org/

I am biased, Ive been on the board and am currently one of the planners and an active mentor for this program. We teambuild and ride with local teens from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By mstateglfr

I have the Plus Tall style bibs too since I am...

I have the Plus Tall style bibs too since I am tall and think the padding is great. Other pads arent as dense. This one is thicker than some other pads too, but it isnt fluffy thick(if that makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By mstateglfr

- You are 210 pounds, that isnt exactly...

- You are 210 pounds, that isnt exactly excessivly heavy. You dont need overly built wheels for road cycling at that weight.
- A handbuilt 28hole wheelset with j-bend butted spokes and brass...
04-19-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By mstateglfr

Maybe some Compass/RH slick tires in 38 would...

Maybe some Compass/RH slick tires in 38 would work well? You would have the size for gravel and they reportedly roll very well for pavement. Or Panaracer GravelKing slick in 38. Even Panaracer...
04-18-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By mstateglfr

Your friend is bleeding you dry. It's a common...

Your friend is bleeding you dry. It's a common theme for many people, actually.



It's past time for this thread to end.
04-18-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By mstateglfr

For pavement and crushed packed stone rail...

For pavement and crushed packed stone rail trails, a tire that's mid30s is fine. So a 40mm tire is definitely fine.
For gravel, it totally depends on the time of year and where you happen to ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By mstateglfr

Hills are the devil, there is no debating that. ...

Hills are the devil, there is no debating that.
...but yeah you weigh more and weren't riding as many hills for the last year so it makes sense you are slower on a hilly route.
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,149
Posted By mstateglfr

17.5mm internal H plus Son Archetype.

17.5mm internal H plus Son Archetype.
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,149
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure. A 32mm can be safely mounted to old...

For sure.
A 32mm can be safely mounted to old 13mm internal narrow rims, so any rims with more modern widths can easily handle a 32mm tire.

On 3 road bikes I have the same rim model and it...
04-17-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 959
Posted By mstateglfr

I get that you weren't serious, but since it...

I get that you weren't serious, but since it wasn't funny or entertaining, I figured I would give a serious answer.
04-17-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 959
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow this has been a bad thread so far. big...

Wow this has been a bad thread so far.
big chainring comin off the top rope with humor thats as worn out as his bikes are old.

The first pic doesn't look like he shops at either Rapha or Riv....
04-17-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By mstateglfr

I have 2 Serfas RXrr saddles. The RXrr model is...

I have 2 Serfas RXrr saddles. The RXrr model is not heavily padded and measures wider than most road saddles.
They work well for me.

And I have 3 Brooks Cambium c17 saddles- clearly I like...
04-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,031
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, I ride my local singletrack with my 43mm...

Yeah, I ride my local singletrack with my 43mm semi slick gravel tires.
I wasn't saying a wider tire is needed, I was just saying that I could see a wider MTB tire appealing.
04-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,031
Posted By mstateglfr

You can confirm that it isn't necessarily true...

You can confirm that it isn't necessarily true that I could see the appeal of an mtb width tire if someone uses their gravel bike for singletrack?
That doesn't make sense. Not sure how that can be...
04-16-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,069
Posted By mstateglfr

thanks for posting up some links. We stay in the...

thanks for posting up some links. We stay in the Burr Ridge/Waterfall Glen area so I usually end up connecting the crushed stone paths and paved trails together around the western and southwestern...
04-16-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By mstateglfr

He referenced older Raleigh bikes on multiple...

He referenced older Raleigh bikes on multiple occasions throughout our classes. And he had a few hanging up that were in various stages of repair for people. I think the first shop he worked in...
04-16-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By mstateglfr

The multicolor splatter BG RR frame is the...

The multicolor splatter BG RR frame is the epitome of period correct coolness.
04-16-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,069
Posted By mstateglfr

I thought the same thing, I was going to PM Hiro...

I thought the same thing, I was going to PM Hiro but this kills 2 birds if you have a RWGPS or something similar you can share.
Ill be in the burbs in a few weeks and am always looking for a good...
04-16-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,031
Posted By mstateglfr

Again, that already exists. Evil Chamois...

Again, that already exists.
Evil Chamois Hagar - 66degree head tube, 93mm trail, clearance for 1.95" tire
Black Mountain Monstercross/MCD - 71 or 72 degree head tube, 63mm trail, clearance for...
04-16-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,017
Posted By mstateglfr

I support one of our local shops thru buying gear...

I support one of our local shops thru buying gear for a youth mentor program that I help manage where we ride bikes a few times a week.
The shop donates an entry level hybrid, basic helmet, and...
04-16-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By mstateglfr

I considered buying one of these last year when I...

I considered buying one of these last year when I needed a frameset for one of my kids. If its straight, then its good enough for a 14yo who rides for fun. I ended up getting an older Raleigh...
04-16-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By mstateglfr

I think one of my kids has a Raleigh r500 frame...

I think one of my kids has a Raleigh r500 frame for her road bike. It was powdercoated, but im pretty sure that is the frame model. Point is- the bike is completely modern except for headset as its...
04-16-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 655
Posted By mstateglfr

Haha, I missed this the first time around. Wow,...

Haha, I missed this the first time around. Wow, this is the opposite of almost everyone who rides and different from most all current bike designs.
I recognize Im in the minority when I have my...
04-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By mstateglfr

People pay for things on credit. While paying...

People pay for things on credit. While paying that back, they can still buy other stuff. It's kinda common in life.

I'm not defending anything the OP has posted here, to be clear.
04-15-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,031
Posted By mstateglfr

So the industry will follow your niche wants...

So the industry will follow your niche wants because you have been rido g on gravel longer than gravel bikes have been popular?
If thats what it takes to have the industry follow, then aren't they...
04-15-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm aware I initially used the word 'attack'. ...

I'm aware I initially used the word 'attack'.

Here is a recap.
- OP says they don't want to ride near cars since they don't have to.
- you feel judged for some reason and decide you must point...
04-15-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,031
Posted By mstateglfr

Your vision will remain just that- a vision. ...

Your vision will remain just that- a vision. Reality says that a 2.5" tire is heavy and overkill for riding across a field when all the other riding is pavement. Its overkill for 50% paved road 50%...
04-15-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By mstateglfr

I have converted my family's MTBs to 1x. It...

I have converted my family's MTBs to 1x. It works great for the terrain and speeds we ride.
No interest in converting any of our drop bar bikes to 1x though. It just isnt how I view riding on...
04-15-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By mstateglfr

Are you really claiming that anything which ships...

Are you really claiming that anything which ships from china is fake parts? If you arent claiming that, then what is the point of your post?

I have received countless components from China and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By mstateglfr

OP- nimble feeling mostly comes from the head...

OP- nimble feeling mostly comes from the head tube angle coupled with the fork rake, and the chainstay length.

Head tube angle plus fork rake = trail. Lower trail number = a feeling of faster...
04-14-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By mstateglfr

It could certainly be a judgement, yet not be an...

It could certainly be a judgement, yet not be an attack.

If I say - 'I just don't get how free climbers risk it, hours at a time dangling off cliffs by their fingers', is that me attacking...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,220
Posted By mstateglfr

- How did I miss this thread the first time...

- How did I miss this thread the first time around?!?!
- There is a more than decent chance your old helmet will be floating around near the shores of whatever Asian island you call home next winter...
04-14-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,404
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, one of the large gas stations around here...

Yeah, one of the large gas stations around here is Casey's General Store and they are actually the 5th largest Pizza chain in the US too. Petrol Pizza! Casey's added a fresh salad or sandwich area...
04-14-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,404
Posted By mstateglfr

I'll be one to post that I do in fact touch fast...

I'll be one to post that I do in fact touch fast food.
I dont have it nearly as often as many, but I clearly have it more frequently than some in this thread.

Im busy + it's convenient = I...
04-14-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By mstateglfr

There is no right or wrong here, especially with...

There is no right or wrong here, especially with Soma's frames since they dont even come with forks and you can order forks with different rakes from them. As long as you get a fork with the correct...
04-14-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By mstateglfr

Goggles would have more ventilation than cycling...

Goggles would have more ventilation than cycling specific sunglasses? Thats surprising.
I use some wrap around style glasses that arent goofy large, which means mine arent trendy. And I use some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,619
Posted By mstateglfr

Well this is quite the illogical argument. ...

Well this is quite the illogical argument.

If my neighbor told me they want to take their $300 bike and replace the wheels, tires, saddle, derailleurs, and whatever else you mentioned- I would...
04-14-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By mstateglfr

I built a frame in Jeff's class a few years ago...

I built a frame in Jeff's class a few years ago and he painted that frame. As many have already said, Jeff does awesome work.
He can add anything you want before painting- cable guides, bottle...
04-14-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By mstateglfr

If the original spec fits you, I think its really...

If the original spec fits you, I think its really cool to see a bike in its original form. If original spec means bars that are uncomfortably narrow or a stem that is too short, then maybe using...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,946
Posted By mstateglfr

why dont you contact and meet the seller for...

why dont you contact and meet the seller for their current bike listing and work to get your bike back?
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