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05-28-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 374
Posted By mstateglfr

I wrap my DS chainstay with an old rubber rim...

I wrap my DS chainstay with an old rubber rim strip to protect the paint from slap(which only happens occasionally on gravel roads here because they are roads). That was enough for plenty of years...
05-28-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,101
Posted By mstateglfr

Very cool- didn't realize that ride was still on....

Very cool- didn't realize that ride was still on. Ive read about it since its on DK weekend.

Hope the weather works out!
05-28-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,101
Posted By mstateglfr

Neat that its back to working. I only have 1...

Neat that its back to working. I only have 1 bike with a replacable hanger and its my MTB...which i use a handful of times a year. It shipped with a bent hanger and after eyeing it straight, I...
05-28-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,176
Posted By mstateglfr

In this thread, you have commented on the bike...

In this thread, you have commented on the bike shortage, on tariffs(multiple times), and you have referenced political leaning/ideology for yourself and others in the thread.
You have already done...
05-28-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By mstateglfr

Front and rear suspension, but no dropper? Gotta...

Front and rear suspension, but no dropper? Gotta hit that price-point, I guess.
Seems like if any bike in this wide ranging category is begging for a dropper post, its this.
05-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,428
Posted By mstateglfr

I am fascinated with your posts on this topic...

I am fascinated with your posts on this topic because I continue to struggle to understand what your point is for most of them.
I have picked up on the not so subtle annoyance you have with parents...
05-27-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont remember where i first read it, i think a...

I dont remember where i first read it, i think a road.cc article or a similar web mag. There are youtube examples of it working and posts like this...
05-27-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By mstateglfr

dwmckee...

dwmckee (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/dwmckee-126124.html), a member here, owns a shop near Pittsburgh that is very gravel centric. Might be worth looking into as some gravel bikes are...
05-27-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats quite the range of bike options-...

Thats quite the range of bike options- $1000-2700.
There are dozens of options within that range.

The DYI solution for the Hannjo is good, and you could probably get away with keeping the...
05-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont like it for me. I couldnt care less if...

I dont like it for me. I couldnt care less if someone else rides an ebike as long as is done safely and responsibly...which is about what my standard is for pedal bikes too.
If it gets someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By mstateglfr

If you build, itll cost well north of $800 unless...

If you build, itll cost well north of $800 unless you know what you are doing, what you need, and where to get what you want. Even then, it could turn into a hodgepodge of parts on a bike(instead of...
05-26-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By mstateglfr

If you don't want to ride gravel/dirt, why not...

If you don't want to ride gravel/dirt, why not just buy an endurance disc road bike and call it good? Lots of em clear 32s and 35s.
That Expat is overkill for only paved road riding.
...
05-26-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/pwb-signature-allo...

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/pwb-signature-alloy-road-gravel-cx-disc-brake-wheel-set-package.html
$440 for a quality tubeless rim, bitex hubs, double butted spokes, and brass nipples. The rim...
05-26-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 627,872
Posted By mstateglfr

2nd Ritchey? Really nice. The green with black...

2nd Ritchey? Really nice. The green with black looks great.
05-26-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By mstateglfr

I was simply repeating terminology the OP used...

I was simply repeating terminology the OP used for reasons to upgrade. One was 'faster', so I reference that.
You can back off now, or go after the OP with this aggression. Either way, leave me...
05-26-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By mstateglfr

Well this is certainly interesting. So its one...

Well this is certainly interesting. So its one of the rare Technium frames that was the reverse of normal and used steel tubes bonded to aluminum joints?
05-26-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 993
Posted By mstateglfr

I mean simpler and easier as it pertains to...

I mean simpler and easier as it pertains to fitting an accurate and repeated weight.
05-26-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 993
Posted By mstateglfr

A digital hanging scale costs $5-15 online and...

A digital hanging scale costs $5-15 online and will be simpler and easier than weighing yourself with the bike or balancing it or whatever.

But cats get skinned in many different ways.
05-26-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes- Merlin, CRC, Wiggle, Ribble, bike24, SJS...

Yes- Merlin, CRC, Wiggle, Ribble, bike24, SJS Cycles, etc are all real and all deliver.
05-26-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 993
Posted By mstateglfr

Your reasoning for its condition left me...

Your reasoning for its condition left me confused.

The best way to weigh a bike is to not have it be a makeshift scale and instead use a real scale. Buy a hanging scale, hang the bike from any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By mstateglfr

hammerdog doin what hammerdog does.

hammerdog doin what hammerdog does.
05-26-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By mstateglfr

I havent regretted selling any bike so far. I am...

I havent regretted selling any bike so far. I am selling them for a reason(s) and that reason(s) outweighs my desire to keep the bike, therefore no regret.
...but I dont decide to sell quickly...
05-25-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By mstateglfr

WTB - quality 80/90s road frame thats 49 or 50cm.

Road frame with 130mm rear is preferred, but not required.
Tange 1 or comparable tubing would be ideal.
Paint doesn't need to be great, as powdercoating is an option.

Itll be a project learning...
05-25-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,428
Posted By mstateglfr

Just because people hadn't agreed with you didnt...

Just because people hadn't agreed with you didnt mean they disagreed and it definitely didn't mean people aren't aware of the largest sporting goods company in the US.

We get it- you think REI...
05-25-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By mstateglfr

With regard to chainline, just spend $15 and buy...

With regard to chainline, just spend $15 and buy a different bottom bracket. ...
05-25-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By mstateglfr

You can get what you're after- lighter, sturdier,...

You can get what you're after- lighter, sturdier, faster- for half that.
...regardless of what you buy,, you almost for sure won't really be noticably faster, it'll just seem that way. But that's...
05-25-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By mstateglfr

Really nice looking. Whats the plan for it-...

Really nice looking.
Whats the plan for it- touring? Commuting? Gravel?
Also, how will you shift?...there are downtube cable stops, trp brake levers, and cork in the bars.
05-24-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,428
Posted By mstateglfr

No i don't work there. I buy random stuff from...

No i don't work there. I buy random stuff from the bike dept and its usually because i want something right away and REI is still open when LBS is closed. I buy clothes from there at times, but its...
05-24-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By mstateglfr

- perhaps many consumers like STI shifting more...

- perhaps many consumers like STI shifting more than downtube or bar end and instead of companies decided we need STI, they offered it as an option on some models, received feedback, and further...
05-24-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,428
Posted By mstateglfr

you just need to learn more about cooperatives. ...

you just need to learn more about cooperatives. There are probably a dozen different types.

REI is a retail consumer cooperative.
My local bike collective is a volunteer cooperative.

I can...
05-24-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 729
Posted By mstateglfr

I have no interest in proprietary components. ...

I have no interest in proprietary components.
Canyon's hover bar?...pfft.
Giant's dfuse seat post?...pfft.
Any brand's aero stem/bar combo.
etc etc etc

I like to build up frames, so these...
05-24-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By mstateglfr

often times yes, but for stems I don't think so. ...

often times yes, but for stems I don't think so.

A Kalloy Uno 7 stem on ebay only costs $25 and is lighter than any other stem ive seen. They are 4 bolt, well finished, light, and inexpensive. ...
05-24-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. An hour of zwift or spin is way...

Interesting. An hour of zwift or spin is way more difficult than an hour of solo riding outside. I'm a puddle of sweat and noodled legs after an all out hour of zwift or spin.

Of course those...
05-24-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 215,256
Posted By mstateglfr

Been in Chicagoland this weekend, so this is from...

Been in Chicagoland this weekend, so this is from a mixed surface ride around some southwest suburbs.
It was paved road and crushed stone trails, but fun...even if Chicagoland is as flat as...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By mstateglfr

dzb tubing is for gravel bikes, mtb, at, etc. ...

dzb tubing is for gravel bikes, mtb, at, etc.
its basically tubing that will allow the down tube to not neenot external gusset while still passing some Euro resting standards.
Consider it beefy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By mstateglfr

We drove into Chicago to see family for a...

We drove into Chicago to see family for a necessary visit. So the bikes were brought and a short 10mi ride happened today. Tomorrow morning I'm heading out on a 45mi ride of roads and canal stone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,461
Posted By mstateglfr

Really wanted one of these, but based on reviews...

Really wanted one of these, but based on reviews all over the internet, the boa releases often(never should be how often it happens) and the whole unit sorta inverts itself and flips loose when on...
05-23-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,428
Posted By mstateglfr

ha, 3 posts of yours responded to in a row, I...

ha, 3 posts of yours responded to in a row, I didn't realize til this reply.

Big box retail is typically seen as more generalized instead of specialized inventory. It also typically has lower...
05-23-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,428
Posted By mstateglfr

It isnt a real bike store, agreed. Thats because...

It isnt a real bike store, agreed. Thats because they don't try to be a real bike store.
They fill a space in the retail segment between general sporting goods and local bike shop. I use my local...
05-23-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,428
Posted By mstateglfr

Absurd. Walmart is a discount retail store...

Absurd.
Walmart is a discount retail store with low level customer service and product knowledge.
REI is a more specialized store with a much higher level of customer service and product...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,088
Posted By mstateglfr

I've heard some original under the tape routed...

I've heard some original under the tape routed cables wore thru housing faster than external routed cables.
Assuming that was true, it sure seems to have resolved itself based on the many under...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,461
Posted By mstateglfr

Speedsleev. Just switched this year to these on...

Speedsleev. Just switched this year to these on all my bikes since there was a 30% off sale earlier this spring.

No seatpost securing which is perfect since that inevitably gets in the way...
05-22-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,495
Posted By mstateglfr

Looks like we have different ideas/definitions of...

Looks like we have different ideas/definitions of what trolling is since I don't see 2 comments in 6 weeks as qualifying to the below common interpretation. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,088
Posted By mstateglfr

What one considers to be a premium, another...

What one considers to be a premium, another considers a steal.
And while unwanted bikes being donated is a great option(i continually support the local collective with parts and bikes), its absurd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,088
Posted By mstateglfr

R7000 and R8000 front derailleurs are lightyears...

R7000 and R8000 front derailleurs are lightyears better than those long armed 6800 and 5800 designs. Having owned both, its a totally different game for setup and use(tire clearance?). But thats a...
05-22-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,978
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, yeah I see that mentioned. I figured it was...

Oh, yeah I see that mentioned. I figured it was an officer from the sheriff's office who had said that and not the sheriff directly.
Well theelnot much else to do besides bring it to the attention...
05-22-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,978
Posted By mstateglfr

thats insane and should have been addressed with...

thats insane and should have been addressed with the department.
05-22-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,495
Posted By mstateglfr

Haha, It's 6 weeks between me mentioning the...

Haha, It's 6 weeks between me mentioning the separate forum. That'd be the worst troll job ever.
My initial response in this thread was to 1- inform the OP of where the forum is and 2- point out...
05-22-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,495
Posted By mstateglfr

Have it both ways? What am I trying to have both...

Have it both ways? What am I trying to have both ways? I don't actually care so whatever way it is, is ultimately OK.
pro tip- adults can have an opinion and also not care. Its possible because...
05-22-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By mstateglfr

There are a lot of people in the US who dont have...

There are a lot of people in the US who dont have a passport. Whats being required is impossible for many, so the scam detector goes off.
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