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04-13-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive always been in amazement and bewonderment...

Ive always been in amazement and bewonderment when I read about people who successfully fast for half the day or almost all the day. Its definitely a power I have never held.

Between Nov of '19...
04-13-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,002
Posted By mstateglfr

The ride you posted has an elevation gain of 3'...

The ride you posted has an elevation gain of 3' per mile. You may have found the flattest spot of land in the world because that has to be the flattest 14mi ride of all time.
As for your saddle...
04-13-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By mstateglfr

Brooks c17 Serfas rx-RR These are on all...

Brooks c17
Serfas rx-RR

These are on all my bikes, with c17 saddles on my most used bikes. When I ride hard, they are on the bikes. When I ride slowly, they are on the bikes. I have never...
04-12-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,412
Posted By mstateglfr

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04-12-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By mstateglfr

I grew up in the north and northwest suburbs and...

I grew up in the north and northwest suburbs and as an adult have ridden countless miles in the north, west, and southwest as well as downtown on the north side.

Can't say I ever felt unsafe at...
04-12-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 706
Posted By mstateglfr

When looking at all the varied stack and reach...

When looking at all the varied stack and reach measurements of gravel/adventure/endurance bikes, I just wouldnt view the Outback's numbers as relaxed and more upright.
As for tire clearance, the...
04-12-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By mstateglfr

No that hasnt happened to me. Thatd for sure be...

No that hasnt happened to me. Thatd for sure be something that stuck with me for a long time.
A couple years ago someone rolled coal at a stop sign, that was both pathetic and the most...
04-12-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,412
Posted By mstateglfr

I can count on one hand the number of people that...

I can count on one hand the number of people that think your parameters should be how elite success should be measured.

Many pro cyclists ride in support of someone. So while that one person...
04-12-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 706
Posted By mstateglfr

They are super cool and I considered an older...

They are super cool and I considered an older model for a brief moment, then dropped it hard since the tire clearance was a joke and the geometry apparently fits up to about 6' or so.
The XL frame...
04-12-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 865
Posted By mstateglfr

Have you bought that expensive full suspension...

Have you bought that expensive full suspension mountain bike like you were commanded?
04-12-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By mstateglfr

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99 out of 100 the complaint is that roads are dangerous due to...
04-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By mstateglfr

The fit and geometry between my main road bike...

The fit and geometry between my main road bike and my gravel bike are nearly the same.

My gravel bike uses a 90mm stem with 72.5deg head tube angle while my main road bike uses a 100mm stem with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 634
Posted By mstateglfr

Just buy the bikes then. Why continue to argue...

Just buy the bikes then. Why continue to argue here?

But if you want to keep justifying...if you are going to upgrade the wheels, tires, saddle, brake calipers, and both derailleurs- why even...
04-12-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By mstateglfr

I would use my Fairlight Secan gravel bike. ...

I would use my Fairlight Secan gravel bike.

853 steel with carbon fork, disc brakes, and hydraulic 105 shifters
Frame angles and fork trail that lean towards road bike
Stack and reach that are...
04-12-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 363
Posted By mstateglfr

- use SPD pedals. there is 0 reason for a foot...

- use SPD pedals. there is 0 reason for a foot to slip off the pedal on a gravel bike.
- if you keep the platform pedals, learn where your foot should go on the pedal to ensure it stays in place. ...
04-12-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, general traffic danger is a commonly cited...

Yeah, general traffic danger is a commonly cited reason for riding gravel instead of paved roads. Everyone's risk tolerance and perception is different, so its great that there are so many types of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By mstateglfr

- Columbus Thron tubes? That's a more basic...

- Columbus Thron tubes? That's a more basic tubeset, but at least you know they aren't lying and claiming its something high end.

- Claiming fixie when it's a multi-speed bike is unimpressive....
04-11-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By mstateglfr

Bianchi Volpe Diamondback Overdrive Bianchi...

Bianchi Volpe
Diamondback Overdrive
Bianchi Project 1, 3, and 5
Trek Multitrack 7XX series
Univega ViaActiva and other versions
Schwinn Crosscut, Crisscross, and Crosspoint

All these in the...
04-11-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By mstateglfr

Black Mointain Cycles Monstercross, as already...

Black Mointain Cycles Monstercross, as already mentioned.

Geometey is more endurance than race for sure, tubing is double butted heat treaded cromo, and it uses rim brakes.
04-10-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,271
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure it didn't meet the contract specs. When...

For sure it didn't meet the contract specs. When lowest quality and cost are the deciding factor, qc suffers.
04-10-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,271
Posted By mstateglfr

Are they missing that, or did they see it along...

Are they missing that, or did they see it along with other clearly low end level issue and just comment on the other issue?

It's low end either way. This isn't anything new- low priced cheap...
04-10-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By mstateglfr

No idea when it was first used. I'm sure many...

No idea when it was first used. I'm sure many would like to claim coining the term, but it'd probably be wrong and it really doesn't matter.

Gravel races were around before the current gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By mstateglfr

The current Synapse is designed to accept 32mm...

The current Synapse is designed to accept 32mm tires max. Not sure about the mid-teens disc model, but it certainly won't be larger than 32.

A 32 tire is fine for me on smooth hardpack gravel and...
04-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,412
Posted By mstateglfr

Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Anna van der...

Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen, Mathieu van det Poel, Mike Teunissen are kinda good...and that's from someone who really doesn't follow UCI cycling.
12 of the top 100 women...
04-09-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,650
Posted By mstateglfr

I just found it odd that all of it is headed to...

I just found it odd that all of it is headed to Iceland. I'm aware they produce aluminum, but that seems like a very high amount of ship activity to Iceland.
04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,032
Posted By mstateglfr

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse...

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse tire, they would say its a tire company. I get it, its a components brand and not exclusively a tire brand, but does that really make a difference with...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By mstateglfr

I wont argue with it, but why did you choose Iowa?

I wont argue with it, but why did you choose Iowa?
04-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,898
Posted By mstateglfr

If their entry level bike had 105 shifting, a...

If their entry level bike had 105 shifting, a carbon fork, and carbon seatpost- then their entry level offering was significantly above the entry level of their competitors.
Felt apparently...
04-09-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,898
Posted By mstateglfr

You said your Felt cost $1349 new. Thats higher...

You said your Felt cost $1349 new. Thats higher than $1249. Also, your Z85 isnt entry level so why compare it to an entry level bike now?

The data you chose to use for this post is not...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By mstateglfr

Gotcha, I figured the colors showed each day's...

Gotcha, I figured the colors showed each day's riding.
Ive been to Leon Mill Park once to kayak- and just remember it as a good county park...pretty similar to most county parks around here. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19,978
Views: 4,346,878
Posted By mstateglfr

Nice! Pics? I've wanted a 4000 or 5000 in my...

Nice! Pics?
I've wanted a 4000 or 5000 in my size for years now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,977
Posted By mstateglfr

Your front chainrings and cogs feel disrespected.

Your front chainrings and cogs feel disrespected.
Forum: Touring
04-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By mstateglfr

Your orange day in the Des Moines Metro really...

Your orange day in the Des Moines Metro really hits a bunch of the paved trails! Looking at it, you have a 120mi day starting in Panora and riding over the Trestle Bridge between Slater and Woodward,...
04-08-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By mstateglfr

If I were in DBQ, I would probably adjust, yes. ...

If I were in DBQ, I would probably adjust, yes. As it is, my drivetrain is different from all my paved road bikes and it would probably change a little more if I were in an area with endless steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,830
Posted By mstateglfr

No. A quality aluminum road frame will at most...

No.
A quality aluminum road frame will at most weigh 1.3# more than a quality carbon road frame of the same style. Call it 600g.
If the bikes you are comparing weigh 10 pounds different, there...
04-08-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By mstateglfr

This is about the coolest bit of new tech that...

This is about the coolest bit of new tech that Ive seen in the last handful of years. Everything else has been 'meh' and quite bluntly most of it seems to just be stuff that is clutter and doesnt...
04-08-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,650
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, that bulk claim is a confusing one.

Yeah, that bulk claim is a confusing one.
04-07-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,412
Posted By mstateglfr

Is 'wheel runner' really some condescending term...

Is 'wheel runner' really some condescending term or does it just describe the difference between people using upright transportation bicycles and people using sporting/exercise bicycles?

For road...
04-06-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,056
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, this is absolutely inexcusable. I can...

Yeah, this is absolutely inexcusable. I can kinda understand the company claiming they are out of stock because of the pandemic. Thats a well used excuse that cant be refuted right now regardless...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes thanks for clarifying, my other post was...

Yes thanks for clarifying, my other post was poorly worded.
I just meant when considering knobs vs slick- knobs roll slower and worse on pavement and hardpack dirt or packed stone are surfaces...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 242,026
Posted By mstateglfr

No more firefly? What are the 2 handlebar bags...

No more firefly?
What are the 2 handlebar bags brands/models?
04-06-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By mstateglfr

nope

nope
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By mstateglfr

Get a quality slick 1.9" to 2.1" folding tire and...

Get a quality slick 1.9" to 2.1" folding tire and run it at a lower PSI than you have right now. Plan on at least $40/tire to get something that is made to roll quickly. The more knobs(lugs), the...
04-06-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 825
Posted By mstateglfr

Under the bar tape and exit at the stem. Ive...

Under the bar tape and exit at the stem. Ive done it with 4 bars that all had different bend shapes and shifting is perfect. Even with the current bars, Soma Hwy1 which are very compact, the...
04-06-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 905
Posted By mstateglfr

Really thinned lugs. Some almost bleed into the...

Really thinned lugs. Some almost bleed into the painted tube.
The seat post bolt location is pretty darn uncommon for it being a '79. That style existed sure, but not exactly common.

Nice...
04-06-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,544
Posted By mstateglfr

A few years ago I built a frame in a local winter...

A few years ago I built a frame in a local winter class and what took the longest was figuring out the paint. I wanted either a fade or a splatter since Im a product of the late 80s/early 90s and...
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By mstateglfr

Need pics to give any sort of worthwhile guess...

Need pics to give any sort of worthwhile guess since, as mentioned, condition is everything.

I wouldnt use bicycle blue book as a guide since it doesnt take into account local demand,...
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By mstateglfr

Why do you think its worth between $227 and $402?

Why do you think its worth between $227 and $402?
04-05-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By mstateglfr

Anyone- "good morning, cycco." Cycco- "Is it...

Anyone- "good morning, cycco."

Cycco- "Is it a good morning? First of all, define good. And when measured against historical examples of mornings that were good, why do you quantitatively view...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By mstateglfr

Iowa's Ride is just a weekend ride in Eldora IA. ...

Iowa's Ride is just a weekend ride in Eldora IA.

RAGBRAI is a week long ride, but it goes W to E and ends in Clinton which is further up the Mississippi than you want to enter. Also, RAGBRAI...
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