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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,354
Posted By mstateglfr

I much prefer bibs for the fit of bibs for...

I much prefer bibs for the fit of bibs for compression and staying in place while riding. I never touch my bibs to adjust, once I have them on.

The tough thing has been finding bibs that fit well...
04-06-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, funny that spurcycle is mentioned as I was...

Ha, funny that spurcycle is mentioned as I was telling my wife about that bell yesterday. Was retelling an article that compared it(in material and finish) to a rock bros knockoff and how every bit...
04-06-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By mstateglfr

I love the Secan. It rides differently from the...

I love the Secan. It rides differently from the Black Mountain frame for sure. The front end of the Secan is a lot stiffer(still comfortable) since it has a 44mm head tube and tapered steerer...
04-05-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By mstateglfr

I took delivery of a Secan frame from them last...

I took delivery of a Secan frame from them last August. The process was as smooth as I hoped. Dom is a really accessible guy via email for questions- over the course of a few emails, I geeked out a...
04-05-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,494
Posted By mstateglfr

Most pics in this thread are inspiring and of...

Most pics in this thread are inspiring and of great views. Here is the opposite.

One of the main/popular entry roads from the western side of the metro to thousands of miles of gravel has been...
04-05-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By mstateglfr

op hasn't posted in 6 months, but you go get em!

op hasn't posted in 6 months, but you go get em!
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By mstateglfr

if course people's plans have changed. Everyone...

if course people's plans have changed. Everyone I know, have read about, and have seen on tv has been affected.
Parks, campgrounds, entire states are shut down to leisure activities.
Odd into...
04-04-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By mstateglfr

The stuff that I use to wash all the other...

The stuff that I use to wash all the other clothes and towels in our house.
Do you use something different, and if so- why? Not critical, but really curious. My bibs, jerseys, caps, and socks are...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,627
Posted By mstateglfr

Breadwinner, huh? Very neat. I follow what...

Breadwinner, huh? Very neat. I follow what those guys do from time to time as one grew up near where I now live and I first saw his name on a prior gravel race results board. Google led to the...
04-01-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By mstateglfr

the master frameset is $3100 on coloradocyclist. ...

the master frameset is $3100 on coloradocyclist. Assuming that is on par with what it costs elsewhere, the list of options I would give you is too long at this point.
it would start and end with...
04-01-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By mstateglfr

You give indy a run for his money in how often...

You give indy a run for his money in how often you force this picture into conversation.
Let it happen naturally, man. Dont force it
04-01-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By mstateglfr

6.8#?! That has to be an error on whatever site...

6.8#?! That has to be an error on whatever site you visited. No brands weigh their largest size so that's either a medium or one of the small frames since that's how the game is played...
04-01-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 605,533
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1751x1435/20200403_174004_3469e73c03acecfe23f7afd27797af3f4aa0eb79.jpg

Ha, I just now saw I have some toe warmers in the outside mesh pocket...
04-01-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By mstateglfr

Presta. If someone wants Schrader, they can...

Presta. If someone wants Schrader, they can drill it.

Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think that a significant majority of people who will buy a rim on it's own separate from being a fully built...
04-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By mstateglfr

Sounds good. I can now mark being scolded by ldl...

Sounds good. I can now mark being scolded by ldl off my list of things to do today.
04-01-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By mstateglfr

true- maintenance is applicable to all genres of...

true- maintenance is applicable to all genres of cycling, but has its own forum instead of being within each forum. With that said, the topic forums are littered with maintenance threads too and...
04-01-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By mstateglfr

good point- we have the report option on these,...

good point- we have the report option on these, so perhaps that is how they plan to monitor, at least in part.
04-01-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By mstateglfr

ha ha, the thread title was combative? wow thats...

ha ha, the thread title was combative? wow thats a low hurdle to clear. i posted my thought- that a separate forum on a part of BF, which isnt even cycling related, is lame. hardly combative,...
04-01-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By mstateglfr

Does it sound like that, or are you just reacting...

Does it sound like that, or are you just reacting emotionally to a suggestion?
I'm not sure why you took that to mean I'm volunteering. Blue asked for suggestions and I responded with a respectful...
04-01-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By mstateglfr

if it's a cycling related thread, then keep the...

if it's a cycling related thread, then keep the thread on a cycling forum. A thread about group road rides during this outbreak in the road forum makes sense. A thread about touring plans during...
03-31-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By mstateglfr

Forum for cv19 in lounge? Lame

That's all. Evetyone can carry on with the legitimate concern, hysterics, and conspiracies.
03-30-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,177
Posted By mstateglfr

that fork. What is happening with that fork? ...

that fork. What is happening with that fork? There are so many modern carbon road forks that would look fantastic with this frameset.
that fork is massive up at the crown. Did they brake the...
03-30-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By mstateglfr

Try this site for tips on how to find an old...

Try this site for tips on how to find an old bike.INDEX OF ALL PAGES (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_INTRODUCTION.htm)
03-30-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By mstateglfr

I was always well over 6 feet from anyone to...

I was always well over 6 feet from anyone to begin with, so this wont affect me much on terms of races!

I only do a few gravel races each year because other parts of cycling take up the rest of my...
03-30-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By mstateglfr

you know what the OP means and there is no hint...

you know what the OP means and there is no hint of dismissing or making fun of the pandemic by the OP, so let it be. Everyone is aware there have been fatalities. Leave the correcting for threads...
03-29-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By mstateglfr

It isnt officially recommended. But in...

It isnt officially recommended.
But in practice, it works. I've done 9sp chains with rings that were originally for 6 and 7sp drivetrains. Works fine. The lack of ramps on the rings makes...
03-29-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,522
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike would not have been spec'd with a...

That bike would not have been spec'd with a titanium or SS handlebar.
And nobody in their right mind would add one of those to the bike after the fact. And really nobody would do this while...
03-29-20, 08:46 AM
03-29-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By mstateglfr

Itd be tough to say 2# is noticable when riding...

Itd be tough to say 2# is noticable when riding recreationally. Yes it's a difference that can be measured over long rides with plenty of hill climbing. No, that measured difference wont be...
03-29-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By mstateglfr

- Is that a straight steerer? That's important...

- Is that a straight steerer? That's important since the trend is for forks to be tapered.
- What is the crown to axle length? That's important since it's a measurement you want to replicate.
-...
03-28-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By mstateglfr

Can you clarify what 'the seat tube is much lower...

Can you clarify what 'the seat tube is much lower than the front end' means?

Both frames have similar BB drop and are within a couple mm of on each other.
Do you just mean that the niner' top...
03-28-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By mstateglfr

Run 37s if they fit...that 5mm is a lot in terms...

Run 37s if they fit...that 5mm is a lot in terms of % more volume.
...or maybe the frame is unforgiving and not an ideal design for how you ride?
03-27-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By mstateglfr

A spare room in our basement holds my setup. Its...

A spare room in our basement holds my setup. Its an '89 Tange 1 frame with 9sp 105/tiagra drivetrain.
I am 230# and the Tange 1 frame being locked into a cyclops fluid trainer has lasted for...
03-27-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont see the correlation between the age of...

I dont see the correlation between the age of your bike and the tire popping.
Trainer tires are often 23mm wide. I would use that same tire regardless of if the trainer bike was old or new.
03-27-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By mstateglfr

copper?

copper?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By mstateglfr

just assume I'm out on this thread until it...

just assume I'm out on this thread until it becomes clearer it's actually serious.

You did t answer my questions and I really dont l ow how you quantify having g a good body to jump. If you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By mstateglfr

What was your vertical before picking up cycling?...

What was your vertical before picking up cycling?
And do you practice very specific exercises or just assume you are good to get up since you have a good bod for it(not really sure what that means)?
03-26-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By mstateglfr

1- I've ridden downtown multiple times- both on...

1- I've ridden downtown multiple times- both on streets and along the lake. If it's a nice day, you are passing by and avoiding hitting/being hit by dozens of people withing 30min of lakefront...
03-25-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By mstateglfr

I rarely look at a thread that says 'bunch of...

I rarely look at a thread that says 'bunch of campy' or 'many derailleurs'.
I will look at a thread that says 'suntour barcon shifters' or 'suntour cyclone derailleur set'.
03-23-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,830
Posted By mstateglfr

For more than the last week, it's been rainy or...

For more than the last week, it's been rainy or cold...or both.
So no, I havent been riding since I dont enjoy those conditions.

I have Zwifted a few times in that same time frame, so that's a...
03-23-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,754
Posted By mstateglfr

Time to address a major flaw in your thinking. ...

Time to address a major flaw in your thinking. What you describe are governments and not a single government. Its plural.
And with that comes many different approaches.

You claim an extreme...
03-22-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,754
Posted By mstateglfr

Which government are you referring to when you...

Which government are you referring to when you ask if the extreme response will work?
03-22-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By mstateglfr

I have used their r7 and r9 STI style shifters as...

I have used their r7 and r9 STI style shifters as well as 11sp bar end shifters mounted on hoods(gevenalle).

I considered their 11sp shifters for a new build I'm slowly doing, but dismissed them...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

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03-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,754
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm glad I didnt come upon this thread earlier....

I'm glad I didnt come upon this thread earlier. This is classic mtbaddict right here.
Of course you dont trust disease experts. Typical you.
03-21-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,754
Posted By mstateglfr

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-ham...

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

Read this. Actually take 30min and read it. There are even a lot of graphs so you can cheat and not actually read...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course an honest opinion should be given. ...

Of course an honest opinion should be given. when I said 'talk bad', I was referring to the material/quality of bike and not the fit. This should be clear since I then specifically mentioned fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

As an amateur adult, you are spending your free...

As an amateur adult, you are spending your free time by paying someone to help you and having to listen to them talk bad about your bike?
There are about 8 ways I could see me handling that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

Is your current bike an incorrect fit? If so, it...

Is your current bike an incorrect fit? If so, it should be what's addressed first.
I would disagree that the new bike must be carbon, that's absurd, but sure- proper fit is a priority over a power...
03-21-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure. It's a great way to extend overall...

For sure. It's a great way to extend overall comfort which let's you ride further. More positions means less fatigue on specific muscles since you stretch them or rest them depending on position.
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