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10-17-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By mstateglfr

Currently at 10speed or lower for road components...

Currently at 10speed or lower for road components is Tiagra, Sora, Claris, and Tourney. Those arent all going to suddenly go to 11sp or disappear in the next year or two.
10-17-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure why you would be crazy. A bike will...

Not sure why you would be crazy.

A bike will be smooth and precise because of any of the following- quality tires, frame material, frame geometry, fork geometry.
If you like the Jamis more than...
10-17-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure- I know where you are coming from. For...

For sure- I know where you are coming from. For me, the equivalent was a '92 GT Performer BMX. My friends and I all rode GTs and Dyno bikes(owned by GT) because we thought we were the coolest group...
10-17-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand this post. - It seems...

I dont understand this post.

- It seems like you are saying this isnt the type of riding that a gravel bike is for.
- You show an MTB in it, but then later in the thread you respond to it being...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 69,846
Posted By mstateglfr

I like the paint. Otherwise though- not.

I like the paint.

Otherwise though- not.
10-16-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, when I see dedicated touring frames...

Yeah, when I see dedicated touring frames converted to gravel frames I love the creativity, but question if I would like such a design as much as the gravel frames I have ridden.
Related note, my...
10-16-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By mstateglfr

Is it your good conscience or bias that is...

Is it your good conscience or bias that is holding you back?

If the paint scheme looks good, then why not?

My youngest daughter asked for a navy blue paint when we repainted her bike.
My...
10-16-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By mstateglfr

Both bikes have overlapping gear ratios, the tire...

Both bikes have overlapping gear ratios, the tire difference and crank length difference will affect the speed, but not too sure if its 3mph difference(road).

Get some quality low rolling...
10-16-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,541
Posted By mstateglfr

What is that?! Chicken pox on a bike? ...

What is that?!
Chicken pox on a bike?

How can that many brazeons be needed?
10-16-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, so its actually even more instagrammable than...

Oh, so its actually even more instagrammable than what I first thought. What Ive seen as copying is actually a goal. Huh.

Interesting- thanks for the clarification.

...still think a lifesize...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, a lot of what other builders produce is...

Yes, a lot of what other builders produce is based on Italian design, but to be fair if you wanted race frames it was pretty much just 4ish countries to choose from for decades. So innovations were...
10-16-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By mstateglfr

Some thoughts- - To the comments that an 80s...

Some thoughts-

- To the comments that an 80s MTB is basically a modern gravel bike- I havent ridden an 80s MTB that is even close in feeling/handling to the gravel bikes Ive owned. An 80s MTB is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By mstateglfr

There is no shortage of creative and talented...

There is no shortage of creative and talented builders in the world. Any of them could build a frame with the geometry you want/need. And any that Ive seen who deal in lugs are quite capable of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm guessing the working knowledge and...

I'm guessing the working knowledge and connections the ex-ragbrai team has with vendors and partners is going to give them a huge head start this year.
Whichever ride gets the overnight gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,989
Posted By mstateglfr

Woah, pump the brakes on the suggested...

Woah, pump the brakes on the suggested accusation.

I saw the follow up post was from september and the thread is active in october so I thought it was a current year's thread. My apology for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow. A lot to unpack, so here are some...

Wow.

A lot to unpack, so here are some bullets.

- the 2 shops I am willing to frequent are both very good and I have never purchased a bike from either. Not a bike for me or my family. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By mstateglfr

Entire RAGBRAI staff resigns

https://www.google.com/amp/s/whotv.com/2019/10/15/ragbrai-staff-resigns-starts-new-bike-ride-across-iowa/amp/

TJ and Scott are fantastic guys and host a great week of riding. Hopefully the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,989
Posted By mstateglfr

Rough year for you in terms of bike frustration. ...

Rough year for you in terms of bike frustration. A crazy expensive road bike frame breaks, it takes a month to resolve. An expensive gravel bike disappoints and frustrates you to the point of...
10-15-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By mstateglfr

...or its because you arent a machine and people...

...or its because you arent a machine and people have days where they feel stronger and faster than other days. Or the wind was with you a good bit. Either way, I wouldnt tie a 1.2mph increase on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By mstateglfr

For road bikes... Quality rim brakes that are...

For road bikes...
Quality rim brakes that are properly adjusted will stop you just as well as quality disc brakes that are properly adjusted.
Quality rim brakes that are properly adjusted will stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By mstateglfr

...except that wont fulfill your 'urgent need'...

...except that wont fulfill your 'urgent need' for the bike. So there isnt actually an urgent need? Or perhaps 'urgent need' uses the same line of thinking as a $3000 'budget build'?
10-15-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By mstateglfr

Just get a disc hub and dont use the disc. It...

Just get a disc hub and dont use the disc. It works perfectly fine. Centerlock hubs hide the disc option pretty well due to the design look.

There are tons of hubs- Hope and Bitex being a...
10-14-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By mstateglfr

A sutra ltd for me has a 71degree HTA with 50mm...

A sutra ltd for me has a 71degree HTA with 50mm fork offset, 72degree STA, 72mm of BB drop, 445mm chainstays, and a 648mm front center.

I have a mountain bike, but admittedly dont geek on them. ...
10-14-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By mstateglfr

Odd that the light gray version is lighter and...

Odd that the light gray version is lighter and uses different materials than the green and orange versions.

And based on a video review, a person on a regular length sleep pad is pushing the max...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course the local shop will be able to provide...

Of course the local shop will be able to provide better service. That service would be the same level for guardless of if they are working on a bike bought had their shop or a bike bought over the...
10-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By mstateglfr

you want to go 1x or 3x? those are seriously...

you want to go 1x or 3x? those are seriously different drivetrains.

SRAM doesnt make 8 or 9sp road drivetrains so those also arent an option. SRAM doesnt make a 3x road drivetrain so that isnt an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By mstateglfr

Agreed and Ill take it a bit further. If any...

Agreed and Ill take it a bit further.
If any shop is like this, I wouldnt bet they will be in business for the long term. Its a perplexing position to take, given how arbitrary and limiting it is. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By mstateglfr

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View of 'budget' aside, nobody here has any idea what you should do...
10-14-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,026,315
Posted By mstateglfr

Definitely not knocking the use of a long cage,...

Definitely not knocking the use of a long cage, it just stuck out when looking at the bike. Its probably the writing on it vs a blank black arm. Totally understand using gears that work.
The black...
10-14-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive taken .2mm off a seat post before. Sanded...

Ive taken .2mm off a seat post before. Sanded down from 27.2 to 27.0 because I needed it at 27.0 for fit and also because there were some gouges originally. That isnt going to in any way negatively...
10-14-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,026,315
Posted By mstateglfr

Never heard of the brand. Thanks for giving me a...

Never heard of the brand. Thanks for giving me a topic to look up and read about! I always love learning about the local/regional brands around the world.
10-14-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,026,315
Posted By mstateglfr

Love the chromed stays and crankset. Super long...

Love the chromed stays and crankset. Super long rear derailleur arm...or may just seem like that due to the positioning?
red + chrome + black = cant stop looking!
10-14-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,026,315
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.amazon.com/innicycle-Conversion-Headse...

https://www.amazon.com/innicycle-Conversion-Headset-quill-Threadless/dp/B07KFYZPD2

Consider this instead of a threadless stem conversion. Ive used the VO quill conversion and it is the nicest of...
10-13-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By mstateglfr

Really neat mix of small brand bikes you took...

Really neat mix of small brand bikes you took pics of. Funny that at a King event, how few King headsets were on the outdoor bikes.
10-13-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By mstateglfr

Each summer I will do a slip-n-slide or two on...

Each summer I will do a slip-n-slide or two on ragbrai and the shorts get soaked.

I choose hot/windy days and the shorts fully dry within an hour.
10-13-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By mstateglfr

Many people dont enjoy riding during the winter...

Many people dont enjoy riding during the winter months.
Temps below 40 may not be fun.
Piercing wind may not be fun
Snow and surprise ice may not be fun.

Indoor trainers and spin classes...
10-13-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a modern MTB with 27.5 wheels, slack 68deg...

I have a modern MTB with 27.5 wheels, slack 68deg hta, and an absurdly wide bar. Yet much of the singletrack where I live can be ridden faster and easier on my gravel bike. Much of the single track...
10-13-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By mstateglfr

Just popping in to say that 3x8 isnt 8 more gears...

Just popping in to say that 3x8 isnt 8 more gears than 2x8. Mathematically yes its 8 more, but practically speaking it isnt. You arent going to use some of the gearing combos on a 3x8 and others...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By mstateglfr

Every hat and ear cover I've used is able to...

Every hat and ear cover I've used is able to reduce/eliminate wind noise, regardless of brand. There just needs to be some material over your ear.

My favorite setup is a regular cycling cap...
10-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm what situation? Your scenario is nothing...

I'm what situation?

Your scenario is nothing like Amain buying the nashbar and performance brand names.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By mstateglfr

You have identical bikes with just different...

You have identical bikes with just different versions of Ultegra?
Seems redundant.

I have redundancy, but not like this. How do you decide to ride one vs the other since they are basically the...
10-11-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,668
Posted By mstateglfr

The council convened and we approve your request....

The council convened and we approve your request. It better be good, considering you started a thread just to ask to discuss.
10-11-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,149
Posted By mstateglfr

Gravel bike 3 road bikes from different...

Gravel bike
3 road bikes from different periods, all modern drivetrains though.
Modern MTB.
Touring/commuting bike.

I've reduced the fleet this year by 3 and still have overlap.
The 6 I have...
10-11-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By mstateglfr

Because this is BF and almost none of us can...

Because this is BF and almost none of us can resist suggesting he equipment, consider the WTB Resolute tire also.
I am using these tubeless, and they fly compared to the 120 TPI MSO, and I actually...
10-11-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By mstateglfr

Between the 2 tires you mention, I would go with...

Between the 2 tires you mention, I would go with the MSO in 120tpi if you are using tubes. Fast, light, and good protection. If tubeless, then still the MSO, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,253
Posted By mstateglfr

No.

No.
10-11-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By mstateglfr

Dude's core muscles must be insane.

Dude's core muscles must be insane.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By mstateglfr

In what way is a CC 110 worse than a King...

In what way is a CC 110 worse than a King headset? For that matter, not sure how a CC 50 is worse in any meaningful way, but it is cheaper.

King doesnt make the style of headset you need?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By mstateglfr

It came stock with a Cane Creek headset. Why not...

It came stock with a Cane Creek headset. Why not just use a CC headset now?

What are the measurements- i assume its a 1 1/8 headset but since very few on here will realistically know the details...
10-10-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By mstateglfr

- Ive read that ultrasonic testing can be used,...

- Ive read that ultrasonic testing can be used, but the obvious limitation there is that not many people are carrying around ultrasound machines or know how to use them to 'see' voids or...
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