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07-20-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 943
Posted By mstateglfr

Even if they do know a raised 90deg bend left arm...

Even if they do know a raised 90deg bend left arm means turn right- it's an unnecessary signal for cyclists.
Drivers needed to do it because their left arm was the only one available to stick out a...
07-20-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By mstateglfr

Geometry( bottom bracket drop, stack height, etc)...

Geometry( bottom bracket drop, stack height, etc) and tire clearance at times.

But with what you are wanting to do- you will pretty much take whatever geometry the frame has and make it work for...
07-19-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By mstateglfr

I am guessing you mean bigger tires. If so,...

I am guessing you mean bigger tires. If so, there is no reason to widen the rear drop out spacing. Just use whatever tire size still allows for some frame clearance in the conditions you will ride....
07-19-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh wow- he went E to W? I didnt realize that...

Oh wow- he went E to W? I didnt realize that until the 2nd page of pics where there is a goodbye KS sign and a welcome to CO sign. Just before, seeing the RAAM participant riding in the other...
07-19-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,879
Posted By mstateglfr

Oops, I think you meant to post this here-...

Oops, I think you meant to post this here- https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/
07-18-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 860
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, I remember reading about her back 15 or so...

Ha, I remember reading about her back 15 or so years ago when I was in college and playing daily.
She got into a bit of ironic hot water for ot following the old adage- if you have nothing good...
07-18-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,289
Posted By mstateglfr

It's like you thought about answering the...

It's like you thought about answering the questions, then just said 'nah, screw that' and replied with a tangential answer.
07-18-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,289
Posted By mstateglfr

95, be it actual temp or the feels like temp, is...

95, be it actual temp or the feels like temp, is the most I want to ride in. Simply no desire, much less need, to ride in heat higher than that.
07-18-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By mstateglfr

Since pics are the name of the game- - the...

Since pics are the name of the game-
- the first is a Univega hybrid I converted to drop bar to ride for a couple years as I developed a sense for what I wanted in a more modern gravel bike. While...
07-18-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By mstateglfr

My first bars were Origin8 Gary OS Sweep and I...

My first bars were Origin8 Gary OS Sweep and I liked them...until I tried other bars and realized I didnt like them. In retrospect, there was too much flare(29deg) and sweep(15deg). I made do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By mstateglfr

I happened to read that article this morning and...

I happened to read that article this morning and the 80% stat left me confused. Im shocked that 80% of drop bar bike sales at shops where Cervelo is sold are categorized as gravel bikes.
I live...
07-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting that they list the Ultegra RX and the...

Interesting that they list the Ultegra RX and the GRX models at the same price. The bikes are also identical, save FD, RD, STI, and brakes.
Neat colors- rich deep gloss to them.

That is clearly...
07-18-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By mstateglfr

As mentioned, cross bikes from that time are...

As mentioned, cross bikes from that time are rare. In addition to the ideas above, if you find a quality 700c wheel hybrid from the early 90s(Univega, Schwinn, Nishiki, Bianchi, Trek, etc) they will...
07-17-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,791
Posted By mstateglfr

The children's song "one of these things doesn't...

The children's song "one of these things doesn't belong here..." came to mind when reading thru this thread.
07-17-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By mstateglfr

New grip shift is often times really tough for...

New grip shift is often times really tough for little hands to manipulate.
It's an inherent flaw in application. My 8yo ues her 9sp trigger shifters with ease versus her old bike's grip shifters....
07-17-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,187
Posted By mstateglfr

Very neat!

Very neat!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,135
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are seeing people maintain 26-27mph over...

If you are seeing people maintain 26-27mph over for lengthy rides, then you are seeing high amateurs or pros. Why on earth would you ever compare yourself to them?

To get to where you want- buy...
07-17-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,879
Posted By mstateglfr

Bonus- you can change the 36t ring to an Ultegra...

Bonus- you can change the 36t ring to an Ultegra 34t ring for about $12 off ebay.
So you get a bit smaller ring in the front, you retain the quick shifts of the tight ring difference, and you can...
07-17-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,399
Posted By mstateglfr

You accused a new poster of spamming, doubled...

You accused a new poster of spamming, doubled down on the accusation, you then went on the defensive with sarcasm when the poster took issue with your accusation.
Hardly a position from which to cry...
07-17-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By mstateglfr

Great minds think alike and whatnot. Best flared...

Great minds think alike and whatnot. Best flared bar I have used so far- extended comfort on the tops, ramps, hoods, hooks, and drops....
07-16-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure- all that you mention makes sense to me,...

For sure- all that you mention makes sense to me, but I'm one who prefers use of the tops, hoods, hooks, and drops.
If someone wants the style of bar but prefers to stick to the hoods, then it seems...
07-16-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,475
Posted By mstateglfr

This, to me, is bits of truth sprinkled with a...

This, to me, is bits of truth sprinkled with a healthy dose of misinformation.
I get what private label is. A can of corn from the store brand is often the same quality as from Green Giant.
...
07-16-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,475
Posted By mstateglfr

The poster claimed they were identical, save...

The poster claimed they were identical, save paint. So 'a few more differences' could make them actually look quite different.
Bikes in the Walmart price range will be at the lower end of Trek's...
07-16-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By mstateglfr

If a wedge bag has no place on a proper road...

If a wedge bag has no place on a proper road bike, then a tool keg definitely has no place on a proper road bike.
Either way- if you dont want to have a convenient place to carry stuff while also...
07-16-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,475
Posted By mstateglfr

I would be interested to find out which model...

I would be interested to find out which model Schwinn's frame is exactly the same as which model Trek frame. I bet Trek would be interested to find out too.
07-16-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By mstateglfr

Hopefully you dropped the front derailleur down a...

Hopefully you dropped the front derailleur down a bit too since thats kinda pretty important.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 71,735
Posted By mstateglfr

You felt so obligated to type this as a response...

You felt so obligated to type this as a response to a decade old thread that you went thru the process of creating an account here? You think the other person is still on the fence and your advice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By mstateglfr

When it comes to 30+ year old bikes, your...

When it comes to 30+ year old bikes, your searches need to be brand and model neutral. For example, sitting there and searching for an '87 Miyata 912 will most likely be a fruitless search, given...
Replies: 66
Views: 2,888
Posted By mstateglfr

While I dont have empathy since this situation...

While I dont have empathy since this situation hasnt happened to me and I cant imagine being in a life position for it to ever happen, I can sympathize with the frustration the OP feels since he...
07-16-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By mstateglfr

Sorry for poor wording. Yes there is going to be...

Sorry for poor wording. Yes there is going to be angle on the drops due to the hook not being a full C bend. It was designed to be a relatively mild angle compared to how many now set the bars up. ...
07-16-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By mstateglfr

1- So if I find thousands of posts by crit riders...

1- So if I find thousands of posts by crit riders who have purchased Scott, Trek, Giant, etc bikes...does that mean all the frames from those brands frames are absurdly stiff in the BB joint too? Of...
07-15-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By mstateglfr

What's really interesting about this setup...

What's really interesting about this setup recommendation is that it's a 180 from how the bars were originally designed to be used.
I'm not saying this setup is wrong at all, just commenting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By mstateglfr

The OP said it'll cost $200. But even if it...

The OP said it'll cost $200.
But even if it cost $500, that's $700 total in the bike with brand new paint and quality components.
That's solid value compared to anything new of equal quality.
...
07-14-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,258
Posted By mstateglfr

How do you come up with the % more comfortable...

How do you come up with the % more comfortable statistics on your site?
07-14-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By mstateglfr

Really not aware of a quality steel frame set...

Really not aware of a quality steel frame set with adjustable dropouts for under $1000.
...but i really don't look for such a specific frame.

Why adjustable dropouts?
07-14-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, agreed- we all should be who we are because...

Yes, agreed- we all should be who we are because that is all that matters.
Using that line of thinking, if someone is the type of person that doesn't want their bike to look like a bike that they...
07-14-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,258
Posted By mstateglfr

So you own all the bikes tested and how were the...

So you own all the bikes tested and how were the tests conducted?
I genuinely don't know how measuring vibration reduction would happen outside of a lab.
07-13-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By mstateglfr

They will fit- yes. Given the extensive flare,...

They will fit- yes. Given the extensive flare, you may not like the fit, but that won't be known till you try.
07-13-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By mstateglfr

I use salsa cowchipper which is the middle of...

I use salsa cowchipper which is the middle of their 3 bends.
Love it.

A little flair is nice on road bikes too.

Almost as important as if a bar has flair is how the bend is set. Some bars have...
07-12-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,643
Posted By mstateglfr

What should the holding company be doing that...

What should the holding company be doing that isn't happening?

As for shimano buying fuji... they aren't a bike company, they are a components company. That's their wheelhouse.
07-11-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By mstateglfr

Bar tape has no gender, but it would be silly and...

Bar tape has no gender, but it would be silly and obtuse to pretend or claim some colors aren't socially associated with one gender or the other.

As for gender being a silly construct...there is...
07-11-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By mstateglfr

It isn't unfathomable, but it is quite fast for a...

It isn't unfathomable, but it is quite fast for a sustained speed on a solo mtb ride. That's averaging probably 30 for a sustained period riding solo on a road bike, which is quite good.
Hitting...
07-11-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,375
Posted By mstateglfr

Im a complicated guy, i guess? I am...

Im a complicated guy, i guess?


I am building the frame and since i have no experience with carbon layup or welding aluminum, its gonna be a steel frame with carbon fork.
Really though- why...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By mstateglfr

- look at a rack that can set the bags back a bit...

- look at a rack that can set the bags back a bit further to help reduce the chance of heel strike. 2 examples are below. I use the bottom one on my touring bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,213
Posted By mstateglfr

Here is a not so unbiased argument as to whats...

Here is a not so unbiased argument as to whats happened.
- frames continue to be built stiffer and stiffer in the name of power transfer(massive tubes, huge bottom bracket junction, etc) and the...
07-11-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By mstateglfr

Cant say Ive ever seen anyone riding any style...

Cant say Ive ever seen anyone riding any style bike with their hands on the fork for steering. Impressive that he can sustain 25mph on a solo ride. Looks like we will all soon see this style of...
07-11-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,375
Posted By mstateglfr

Its overall weight, but not rotational weight, so...

Its overall weight, but not rotational weight, so it doesnt affect getting up to speed or anything like that where tires or rim weight matters. Agreed there.

But its still part of overall...
07-11-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,375
Posted By mstateglfr

yes this too.

yes this too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By mstateglfr

You are asking if you should get a bike you...

You are asking if you should get a bike you really like the look of that has quality components, or a bike you don't like the look of that has quality components.

Which to get- hmm...
07-10-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,833
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, so rambling about steel components breaking...

Ok, so rambling about steel components breaking has 0 to do with the discussion. Steel spokes breaking isn't applicable here. Steel freewheel hubs breaking isn't applicable here.
Similarly, if...
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