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06-17-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

It's as if you haven't heard of bmx bikes. They...

It's as if you haven't heard of bmx bikes. They are tanks that are literally flung off ramps and land all sorts of ways while still riding fine once picked up.
You can get a competent one for kids...
06-17-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, and we have now come to the conclusion of our...

Oh, and we have now come to the conclusion of our discussion.
Your ignorant analysis and lack of understanding mental health is disappointing and simple minded.
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By mstateglfr

Worst thread of the week. But it's early and...

Worst thread of the week.

But it's early and I'm sure tomorrow will bring something dumber.
06-17-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By mstateglfr

- Does your son ride a lot? If not- that's most...

- Does your son ride a lot? If not- that's most likely the actual answer to all this. Experience and practice builds muscle and ability.

- How steep is this 600' climb and how long is it? ...
06-17-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

A few young adults took an elevator so obviously...

A few young adults took an elevator so obviously the youth in this country are fat and lazy.

I held off on electronics for my kids for a long time. We dont have a game console and they barely use...
06-17-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

This entire post is pretty worthless, but the...

This entire post is pretty worthless, but the last comment is flat out absurd.

I was walking in a local creek tonight with one of my kids, and a local trail goes over and along the creek. Late...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By mstateglfr

Being a bit taller and heavier- I can say that...

Being a bit taller and heavier- I can say that there is no doubt a 28mm tire is more comfortable than a 25mm tire.
A 28mm tire has something like 25% more air volume than a 25mm tire. Pretty...
06-17-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By mstateglfr

If that were the smart way to decide, then I...

If that were the smart way to decide, then I wouldnt own any of my current bikes. Literally not a one was bought from them, nor do they even carry the brands.


The category is- Dumb decisions...
06-17-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks! It was a really fun build and the few...

Thanks! It was a really fun build and the few thousand miles of use were even better. It got a lot of use on regional touring and short camping rides with family. Hopefully the OP gets some good...
06-17-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By mstateglfr

1- yes it can be easily converted. Its just a...

1- yes it can be easily converted. Its just a matter of unscrewing the old BB, cleaning the threads and shell, then installing the new BB system. The bike uses a 68mm BB shell which is the same as...
06-16-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By mstateglfr

I love cleaning components, overhauling an old...

I love cleaning components, overhauling an old bike, and setting it up to work better than it did new.


I hate figuring out where a clicking noise is coming from. Pedals? Chainring bolts? ...
06-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, a black carbon gravel bike or a black carbon...

Oh, a black carbon gravel bike or a black carbon gravel bike with a couple of red marks.

Way to go bold.**
06-16-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By mstateglfr

I would shoot for $600 and not include the tires...

I would shoot for $600 and not include the tires or anything thats been added that you like(saddle, pedals, etc).
Sure, mention the wobble if its something structural to the rim. If it just needs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,711
Posted By mstateglfr

You certainly have a creative side.

You certainly have a creative side.
06-14-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By mstateglfr

It's half as good as 4x, but twice as good as 1x.

It's half as good as 4x, but twice as good as 1x.
06-14-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By mstateglfr

https://thecyclinghouse.com/gravel-cycling-season/...

https://thecyclinghouse.com/gravel-cycling-season/
https://www.thomsonbiketours.com/industry-experiences/barcelona-to-girona-gravel
https://www.nonesuchtours.com/
06-14-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By mstateglfr

Just use your back brake- that will fix your...

Just use your back brake- that will fix your problem.
06-14-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,380
Posted By mstateglfr

- of course a $10000 bike is...

- of course a $10000 bike is luxurious/lavish/extravagant. How anyone could argue otherwise is inconceivable. It is almost certainly at the top .5 of the top 1% in terms of costs. Seriously- I...
06-13-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By mstateglfr

I use a Zayante crank on one of my road bikes,...

I use a Zayante crank on one of my road bikes, the aluminum model.

Assuming the carbon model works the same(safe bet), the rings are excellent and shifting is smooth and fast.
06-13-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By mstateglfr

A 37mm tire is the exact perfect size. Sorry,...

A 37mm tire is the exact perfect size. Sorry, your tire choice is 1mm too narrow and you will suffer as a result.
06-13-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

Agreed, that is a tough sell for many when it...

Agreed, that is a tough sell for many when it comes to kids. When I typed $600, I had adults in mind since they are the ones typically buying the bikes and also since the example I responded to had...
06-13-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

It appears you are just saying stuff without...

It appears you are just saying stuff without meaning it or caring if it makes sense.
That's too bad.
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By mstateglfr

Why not tour without a sag later on your own?

Why not tour without a sag later on your own?
06-12-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

Your point was that a decline in sale is at least...

Your point was that a decline in sale is at least partly related to safety advocates claiming cycling is risky.
I respond to that point, and now your point apparently is that its normal to have...
06-12-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By mstateglfr

A Grail AL 7.0 cost $1800 including tax shipped,...

A Grail AL 7.0 cost $1800 including tax shipped, right?
The Grail wheelset is, from what i can see and read, quite nice for a stock wheelset. 1800g, good spokes, nice wide ranging rim profile. ...
06-12-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

Good job reading words and correctly interpreting...

Good job reading words and correctly interpreting them.
06-12-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,551
Posted By mstateglfr

There is general agreement? When did that...

There is general agreement? When did that happen? mmm- not so much.
06-12-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

If the kids have quit all their sports and...

If the kids have quit all their sports and outdoor activities, then I would first question if the kids liked those activities to begin with(many kids simply arent outdoor kids). Then I would...
06-12-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure, some of this could be due to the hype of...

Sure, some of this could be due to the hype of cycling being a risk is embedded in the minds of even cycling supporters. Even if some of this is due to that, it would be completely absurd to dismiss...
06-12-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By mstateglfr

My hierarchy- I get the bike that fits me...

My hierarchy-
I get the bike that fits me best.
-if both fit the same, then...-
I get the bike that can fit bigger tires to either use bigger tires or have clearance since both are important....
06-11-19, 08:45 PM
06-11-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By mstateglfr

Any chance you are part of the AF cycling team...

Any chance you are part of the AF cycling team that assists on RAGBRAI?
06-11-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By mstateglfr

We didn't want our girls to ride faster than they...

We didn't want our girls to ride faster than they were capable of processing and understanding, so training wheels were great as they effectively slowed em down.

Once we were comfortable with each...
06-11-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By mstateglfr

So you want to get hydraulic brakes. Thats all...

So you want to get hydraulic brakes. Thats all you really list in terms of changes(plus possibly new wheels).

If you like everything but not having hydraulic brakes, then by all means get some...
06-11-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,753
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow that was fast- when did you decide? Not long...

Wow that was fast- when did you decide? Not long from decision to delivery either.
06-11-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By mstateglfr

There is climbing in Tampa? I kid I kid- im sure...

There is climbing in Tampa? I kid I kid- im sure its elsewhere and totally get the desire for lighter wheels.
As for your stock wheels- I could see those being in the 1900-2100g range. The Raleigh...
06-11-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By mstateglfr

Its all relative and the obvious unknown in this...

Its all relative and the obvious unknown in this equation is what your current wheels weigh. Once you know your wheel weights, look around and see what itll cost to drop grams.

In general, ill...
06-10-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By mstateglfr

Bump - price drop - $70 shipped

Bump - price drop - $70 shipped
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,654
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. I find that it grossly...

Interesting. I find that it grossly underestimates elevation gains around me(rolling farmland and whatnot). My GPS unit, that counts the elevation change as I ride, is consistently 30% more than...
06-10-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,852
Posted By mstateglfr

I cant imagine riding 8mph on purpose as riding...

I cant imagine riding 8mph on purpose as riding 11mph really doesnt feel like more energy is used and 8mph would make for some really long days in the saddle. My 8yo daughter rides faster than 8mph...
06-10-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats really rough and hate to hear it. The...

Thats really rough and hate to hear it. The medical treadmill comment sounds like a lot of my wife's clients when she represented people for SSI, SSDI, and workcomp cases. Perpetual health...
06-10-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By mstateglfr

From what I can see, the odds of having a...

From what I can see, the odds of having a warranty claim are so insignificant that its almost not worth taking into consideration. Sure, the others have merit- but you can get all that from a...
06-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,497
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure, i can see this being a bit off-putting to...

Sure, i can see this being a bit off-putting to new riders. Off-putting or intimidating even.
At the same time, the shops around me have a wide selection of bike styles, even if they are known...
06-10-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By mstateglfr

Feedback for you- decide if financially...

Feedback for you- decide if financially supporting a business you dislike is worth it to get what you want. What I would do should have no bearing on what you do.


But still, the closest...
06-10-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,904
Posted By mstateglfr

What could possibly be the point of this? $150...

What could possibly be the point of this? $150 now isnt close to $150 before 1980.
$150 in '76 is $675 in present day. Why not ask if anyone has a bike they recently bought for $675 or less that...
06-10-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,847
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes- it is completely different for me. I ride...

Yes- it is completely different for me. I ride my road bikes fast and in relatively straight lines, so the bike's geometry is set to enhance that. I ride my mountain bike slower and in very twisty...
06-10-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,810
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont totally follow your reasoning for not...

I dont totally follow your reasoning for not using the lever style. You mention this style makes it impossible to know if you have the torque spec correct, but unless you carry a 6mm hex torque...
06-10-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 634,514
Posted By mstateglfr

A nishiki thats advertised as designed by norco? ...

A nishiki thats advertised as designed by norco?

How have I never heard of this connection?

tmar - this is right up your alley as its a Japanese import bike from the 80s and connected to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,656
Posted By mstateglfr

LG fit sensor 2. Bibs and shorts. Had to...

LG fit sensor 2.
Bibs and shorts. Had to extend the straps on the bibs due to height, but that only shows how much i like the fit- I was willing to adjust them just to have bibs match the shorts I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,603
Posted By mstateglfr

Driving to group rides is completely individual. ...

Driving to group rides is completely individual. No right or wrong there.

I drive to half my rides, maybe more. If I ride after work, the bike comes with. Half my gravel riding starts from my...
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