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01-15-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By mstateglfr

You are confusing GP4k and GP5k. GP4k was the...

You are confusing GP4k and GP5k. GP4k was the tire that ballooned out to basically the next size up.
01-15-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,100
Posted By mstateglfr

My office sponsors our state's MS ride each year...

My office sponsors our state's MS ride each year so employees are naturally pretty involved in it. The most popular route is 50mi that is all on a paved bike path and in '19, one of my co-workers...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh the torque bolt. Yeah that should be finger...

Oh the torque bolt. Yeah that should be finger tight, then you pull the shifter 1 click and loosen the bolt until the shifter snaps back down to the starting position(smallest cog in back). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,057
Posted By mstateglfr

There were dozens upon dozens. Best of luck...

There were dozens upon dozens. Best of luck finding your needle in a stack of needles.
01-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By mstateglfr

Pour one out for RT

Just saw he is perma-banned.
I didn't agree with most of his off topic comments, but the guy was super generous and has helped countless people enjoy this hobby.
...
01-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,933
Posted By mstateglfr

He just says stuff that is obvious, pay no mind. ...

He just says stuff that is obvious, pay no mind.
Of course that bike is only nice for someone if it fits them. That applies to really any bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By mstateglfr

I would look for a frame builder near you. Or...

I would look for a frame builder near you. Or google around, call one, and ask to ship the fork. The guy that I took a framebuilding class from repairs damaged frames and forks- its really just...
01-13-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By mstateglfr

Stirring the pot here, but what is a normal sized...

Stirring the pot here, but what is a normal sized tire?
The GP4k tires I rode in 28mm on my main road bike measured 31mm. They were light, fast, and reliable.
I wouldnt consider a 32mm tire to...
01-12-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,046
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are really concerned with comfort, buy 3mm...

If you are really concerned with comfort, buy 3mm thick or thicker tape. Bar tape is quite simple- thicker tape has more cushion than thinner tape.
Ritchey Pave 3.0
Cannondale Synapse 3.0
Soma...
01-12-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh yeah, me trying to explain density vs weight...

Oh yeah, me trying to explain density vs weight woulda been met with a firm WTF, if she knew that phrase.

This is a strong BF thread- an initial post that is vague and seems like a hypothetical...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,057
Posted By mstateglfr

Everything you described isnt due only to the...

Everything you described isnt due only to the magic of steel or the specific brand- its mostly geometry.
Geometry allows you to easily ride without hands.
Geometry allows bumps and vibrations to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By mstateglfr

Anytjong coming up that looks important? No. ...

Anytjong coming up that looks important? No.

Changes on the horizon?
- increased use of recyclable materials in packaging.
- a push towards lighter bikes since the last few years trended away...
01-11-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By mstateglfr

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01-11-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By mstateglfr

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While large tires aren't required for...
01-11-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,906
Posted By mstateglfr

Do you geek for Trek?...then wait the year and...

Do you geek for Trek?...then wait the year and ride what you have now.
Do you not have a bike at all right now? Then go buy basically anything else thats in stock sooner- you wont know any...
01-11-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By mstateglfr

You are a couple weeks late- Festivus and The...

You are a couple weeks late- Festivus and The Airing of Grievances happened on Dec 23rd....
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By mstateglfr

Depends on what condition its actually in vs what...

Depends on what condition its actually in vs what condition you claim.

Does 'mint' mean original condition and never touched in 35 years or does 'mint' mean its in perfect ready to ride condition?...
01-10-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,046
Posted By mstateglfr

But this would mean you have foam grips. ...

But this would mean you have foam grips.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By mstateglfr

Paying more for the helmet if its based on lies...

Paying more for the helmet if its based on lies could be viewed as an 'injury'.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 781,805
Posted By mstateglfr

I would figure you of all people would buy from...

I would figure you of all people would buy from shops?
Anyways, this is a great deal. I bought some 24" Racing Ralphs for one of my kid's MTBs and they are about 10x nicer than the typical kids...
01-08-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By mstateglfr

This is a result of our own making. We as a...

This is a result of our own making. We as a country created current distrust among some groups due to literally experimenting on blacks in the South which ultimately killed well over 100 men. ...
01-08-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 926
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, you have experience with Microshift to say...

Oh, you have experience with Microshift to say this? Surprising.
01-08-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By mstateglfr

A fan makes me feel like Im riding super fast and...

A fan makes me feel like Im riding super fast and feel the wind. I make whichever kid annoyed me the most that day sit by the fan and change the fan speed based on if Im riding uphill, flat road, or...
01-08-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By mstateglfr

I for sure havent read that gravel should have a...

I for sure havent read that gravel should have a shorter stem just because its a different category.
Personally, I use whatever stem length and angle needed to get me comfortable. My gravel bike is...
01-08-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 926
Posted By mstateglfr

In the last 4 years I have used Microshift 9sp...

In the last 4 years I have used Microshift 9sp and 7sp shifters for extended periods of time- both work perfectly fine, as I would expect. The materials are good, fit/finish is fine, and I actually...
01-08-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By mstateglfr

A guy I ride with, or used to I guess, has a 105...

A guy I ride with, or used to I guess, has a 105 5800 drivetrain with 50/34 and 11/40 using a wolftooth roadlink. If the 580p gs rd can handle it, I would guess the r700 rd can.

For what its...
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,615
Posted By mstateglfr

Wait- so 2 threadless stems that are the same...

Wait- so 2 threadless stems that are the same length, angle, and clamp size will perform so differently that it will 'totally change the handling' of my bike?
Just...what?

What stems...
01-07-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 824
Posted By mstateglfr

I totally get the idea of wanting higher quality....

I totally get the idea of wanting higher quality.
I just see some items as being easy to see the differences in quality and some items where the difference isnt so clear or significant.
...
01-06-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,187
Posted By mstateglfr

During the summer in the northern hemisphere, the...

During the summer in the northern hemisphere, the virus continued to roll thru populations left and right, even though people were out and about. Warm sunny areas were flooded with covid cases. ...
01-06-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 176,065
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats super cool looking! I couldn't place the...

Thats super cool looking! I couldn't place the blue steel frame and black fork with anything i knew of. Figured it was either something from a smaller brand, but this makes sense that its a separate...
01-06-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 824
Posted By mstateglfr

^ this. The Origin8 headset that has both...

^ this.
The Origin8 headset that has both crown races is a sealed cartridge bearing headset that is absolutely as good or better than a 105 headset from the early 90s. And it comes in silver or...
01-06-21, 09:16 AM
01-05-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,829
Posted By mstateglfr

I was slaying BigWheel slideouts down my when I...

I was slaying BigWheel slideouts down my when I was 4, so if you go by when I started that, then its 36 years. Rode everywhere as a kid/tween/teen until I turned 16.

Its been 11 years as an...
01-05-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,215
Posted By mstateglfr

- you don't know their skill or it essentially...

- you don't know their skill or it essentially level to say anything on the back is enough(especially when not knowing whats up front).
- you haven't toured, so how do you know what gearing is...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,649
Posted By mstateglfr

quality tires matters, but im pretty sure 100#...

quality tires matters, but im pretty sure 100# matters too when coasting downhill. thats gonna for sure pull you down faster.
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,615
Posted By mstateglfr

Suggestions for a stem? The stock stem is no...

Suggestions for a stem? The stock stem is no better than any number of stems on amazon or ebay.
If you dont know what to get, go to your local shop and ask to try a few stems on the bike, then buy...
01-05-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,636
Posted By mstateglfr

You have 1 bike and want to go to 2?...2 bikes...

You have 1 bike and want to go to 2?...2 bikes really doesnt take up much more room than 1. Just store em in opposite directions and its like an extra couple of feet width wise.
In a condo, I...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By mstateglfr

I read this last night and figured I was...

I read this last night and figured I was misreading, so I didnt post. But Im reading it the same this morning.
You want to 180 flip a seat post?...that just puts you in a wonky position relative to...
01-05-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By mstateglfr

I had it 6ish weeks ago and it was thankfully...

I had it 6ish weeks ago and it was thankfully minor. Zwifting the day I got the all clear was humbling as it was both short in distance and time before I called it.
But a few days later i was back...
01-04-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By mstateglfr

I used this example last week at dinner and my...

I used this example last week at dinner and my 10yo argued over and over that the bricks are heavier. My 14yo was losing her mind with frustration.

Finally after I explained it for 8th time, my...
01-04-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, I didnt think it looked awkward. There is...

Oh, I didnt think it looked awkward. There is some room in the stays and fork, but if I saw someone riding that on the road I wouldnt think twice.
Thats the whole trend right now- 2 wheelsets 1...
01-04-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,786
Posted By mstateglfr

way to keep at it- hope the progress continues!

way to keep at it- hope the progress continues!
01-04-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting look with the raw stays vs the celest...

Interesting look with the raw stays vs the celest main triangle.
...or are the stays partly painted?...cant tell if there is slight paint on the chainstays or if thats a reflection of some sorts. ...
01-04-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,014
Posted By mstateglfr

I ride for exercise and experience. I cant get...

I ride for exercise and experience. I cant get either of those driving a car. If I am going to be lazy, Ill just sit at home and watch some TV while I reply to poorly thought out comments on...
01-04-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,808
Posted By mstateglfr

People spend money on new bar tape plugs, stem...

People spend money on new bar tape plugs, stem caps, saddle, tape, pedals, and more- even though all those things are already included with the purchase of a bike. For tape, different plugs are...
01-03-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2021/01/03/moder...

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By mstateglfr

well happy birthday.

well happy birthday.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By mstateglfr

My riding was affected a lot. Was for why- due...

My riding was affected a lot. Was for why- due to social distancing recommendations.

Still got about the same miles as usual, but the frequency was higher while avg distance was lower. Rode...
01-02-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,525
Posted By mstateglfr

Right, so there is no real point to this because...

Right, so there is no real point to this because everyone already recognizes that roads aren't built with 100% gravel and nothing else. This was established a page or two ago...I'm guessing you...
01-02-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,525
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, ill hop back into this cesspool.. Saying...

Ok, ill hop back into this cesspool..

Saying gravel riding is 'off road' riding is dumb. Gravel roads are roads. You complain about gravel being a misnomer, but thing 'off road' is a good...
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