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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,677
Posted By mstateglfr

Its perhaps overkill, but calling it stupid is...

Its perhaps overkill, but calling it stupid is pretty lame.
There are a ton of different ways to skin this cat, just be OK with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By mstateglfr

Helmet buying = visiting the dentist while listening to a 5th grade band recital

Inventory is low online and in stores due to months of slow manufacturing plus everyone and their gramma buying helmets to ride.
Also, I've only ever found helmets that are the least worst option....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure that's on the high end of things. Its old...

Sure that's on the high end of things. Its old sora.
But its only a bad deal if whats available as a comparable is nicer/cheaper.

bbb is worthless as it doesnt take into account your local...
09-18-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By mstateglfr

Certainly similar looking. ...and holy saddle...

Certainly similar looking.
...and holy saddle to bar drop for an mtb!
09-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,847
Posted By mstateglfr

Trek Domane's largest frame has a 656mm stack...

Trek Domane's largest frame has a 656mm stack height.
Parlee Z Zero's largest frame has a 677mm stack height.

I'm sure there are others, but I dont seek out carbon frame so I'm not up to date.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 882
Posted By mstateglfr

If they fit the same, i like the look equally,...

If they fit the same, i like the look equally, and they cost the same- then sure grab the lighter option.

I ride steel road bikes and am 6'5, so while weight is important to me, it is obviously a...
09-17-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By mstateglfr

I've never measured my sitbones. Don't need to,...

I've never measured my sitbones. Don't need to, I know I need wide saddles.

Brooks C17 - on my gravel bike and main road bike. 162mm wide. Slight curve top. Flexible shell that flattens out....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 899
Posted By mstateglfr

Totally get what you are saying, and with it...

Totally get what you are saying, and with it clearly being a trend, a parody would be funny.

At the same time, nobody is going to hold a casting call for cyclists with a bmi over 30. An image...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 899
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, nice catch.

Ha, nice catch.
09-17-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By mstateglfr

Surly's geometry decisions are something to...

Surly's geometry decisions are something to really behold.
They basically refuse to care that all other brands design differently, and they are proud of it, even when a bunch of their bikes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By mstateglfr

In the largest size, those are 2 different bikes...

In the largest size, those are 2 different bikes when i comes to geometery.
The Van Rysel apparently fits up to my height, 6'5, and has a 596mm stack, 403mm reach, and 130mm stem. Thats some...
09-17-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By mstateglfr

what is your go to mid-ride food(nutrition if you want to sound fancy)

Yesterday, I had a lot of saddle time to think about what and how I eat on rides.

On anything less than 20mi, I dont have anything.
Rides over that, I always have on the bike a couple of...
09-16-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,464
Posted By mstateglfr

Honesty time- how recent is recent? This was an...

Honesty time- how recent is recent? This was an issue a few years ago when Raleigh/Diamondback pushed their free corporate discount program.
For more than the last year though, that website has been...
09-16-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,464
Posted By mstateglfr

They are lying about the tubing? Thats pretty...

They are lying about the tubing? Thats pretty significant.
Perhaps its as simple as 'cromo' was used out of ignorance or a simple attempt to describe what most think of when they hear steel...
09-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 237,892
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 742
Posted By mstateglfr

Your prior comment was wrong and this follow up...

Your prior comment was wrong and this follow up comment doesn't add to your theory.

Read more and post less.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegades4.html ...

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegades4.html $1300 a few hundred over, but worth referencing as a comparable for what you get at a slightly higher price- carbon fork, thru axle, etc.
...
09-16-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-16-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,756
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By mstateglfr

random reader's takeaway from this thread- no...

random reader's takeaway from this thread- no white jersey.
09-15-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,464
Posted By mstateglfr

Tough crowd. Or tough minor peanut gallery, I...

Tough crowd. Or tough minor peanut gallery, I guess.

Sloping top tube that is a couple degrees. Oh well.
Flat crown instead of sloping. Oh well.
Larger dropouts due to legal compliance. Oh...
09-15-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 678
Posted By mstateglfr

I sold my mtb earlier this year because I didn't...

I sold my mtb earlier this year because I didn't use it much at all. It didn't fit great and i didnt benefit from it on the singletrack I ride.

All the singletrack near me is twisty river bottom...
09-15-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 520
Posted By mstateglfr

The dead end sign makes this one the best so far.

The dead end sign makes this one the best so far.
09-15-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,253
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, im gonna geek out a little as I am curious...

Ok, im gonna geek out a little as I am curious about the tubing and lugs used.

- I see these are Richard Sachs lugs, but the lower head tube lug should have attached threaded housing stops. Did...
09-15-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.amazon.com/Hiland-Gravel-Cyclocross-Bi...

https://www.amazon.com/Hiland-Gravel-Cyclocross-Bicycle-Adventure/dp/B0875LTS3X/ref=asc_df_B0875LTS3X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459584715020&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1889110914318310419&hvpone=...
09-14-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,756
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha very true. I thought about bringing this up...

Ha very true. I thought about bringing this up in thst post, but figured it might complicate things too much. As it is, it seems to have not been understood.
09-14-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,756
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-14-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,756
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2011/07/...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2011/07/27/how-many-times-will-you-crash-your-car/#7f3ccd524e62

Insurance companies estimated that a driver files for an accident claim once every 18...
09-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,756
Posted By mstateglfr

Good lord. Just because you were rear ended...

Good lord. Just because you were rear ended doesn't mean the odds aren't low. I mean, you do understand that, right?
Also, you are in the most densely populated part of our country. More rear end...
09-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,756
Posted By mstateglfr

The odds of being rear ended are insanely low. ...

The odds of being rear ended are insanely low. The odds of being rear ended while carrying a bike are even lower than insanely low.
I dont base my purchasing or life decisions on odds that are so...
09-14-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By mstateglfr

If it's a race UCI riders want to...

If it's a race UCI riders want to participarticipate guessing its a lottery process because from what ive seen, they participate in the larger sponsored and marketed events.

Whether it's a big...
09-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By mstateglfr

What? Did you just stream of consciously mash up...

What? Did you just stream of consciously mash up 10 thoughts into 1 post?
09-14-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By mstateglfr

That mentality was, and still is, stupid. The...

That mentality was, and still is, stupid. The fact that someone would want to make their gearing more difficult just to look tough is hilariously insecure.
Most cyclists dont compete, in real life...
09-14-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 237,892
Posted By mstateglfr

Don't have a pic of the other house. ...

Don't have a pic of the other house.
location?...probably 25mi west of downtown des moines Iowa. Its southwest of waukee about 5mi, if you are familiar.
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a rare day I agree with Bob, but you do...

Its a rare day I agree with Bob, but you do realize you are in the touring forum here, right? What touring bike in use doesnt have grease/road grime/brake dust on the chain, tires, and cassette? ...
09-14-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,555
Posted By mstateglfr

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Not old, but its lugged...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,993
Posted By mstateglfr

I figured I would do my best to sink this thread...

I figured I would do my best to sink this thread once and for all.
09-14-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,756
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a Thule T2 and love it, but its a heavy...

I have a Thule T2 and love it, but its a heavy beast. Its indestructible, but it may be cumbersome for some to attach due to the weight/size.
Given the injury you mention, you may want to look at...
09-14-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By mstateglfr

You make multiple references to how unfortunate...

You make multiple references to how unfortunate it is that higher level cycling is dipping its toe into gravel events. What is so bad about it?
Higher level cycling participating doesnt mean it...
09-14-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By mstateglfr

Haha, touche. There is value in...

Haha, touche.

There is value in learning(doubt that is being done though). There is value in seeing what comes of a thread you start from an entertainment perspective, I guess.
09-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By mstateglfr

Your hot takes on topics are a hoot. I really do...

Your hot takes on topics are a hoot. I really do enjoy them. And you dont mind or are unaware of all the gaping holes in your comments that others run right thru, so its quite entertaining to read....
09-14-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,349
Posted By mstateglfr

Because the cyclists find value in it. That...

Because the cyclists find value in it. That value could be enjoyment, exercise, exploration, challenge, safety, or any number of other reasons.
Regardless, its done because there is value derived...
09-14-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,440
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont see many recreational/enthusiast cyclists...

I dont see many recreational/enthusiast cyclists spinning at 90rpm thru a ride. I get that they should all improve their spinning, but most are in the 60-80 range. I just mention this since I see...
09-14-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,440
Posted By mstateglfr

2x. There is just no benefit to 1x for pavement....

2x. There is just no benefit to 1x for pavement. And there is no benefit for 1x on gravel in most situations/areas. Its a trend pulled from MTB.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,993
Posted By mstateglfr

Woah woah woah. Such a reasonable conclusion...

Woah woah woah. Such a reasonable conclusion cant possibly be the case. I mean, clearly its that everyone who criticizes is a H@TER. Stop H@TING, man!

And since this thread is revived, Im going...
09-13-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,843
Posted By mstateglfr

The narrow paved roads are funny to see. And...

The narrow paved roads are funny to see. And quite awesome since such little traffic is on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By mstateglfr

There are tons of ISO threads on this site. The...

There are tons of ISO threads on this site. The c&v forum has a sticky ISO thread even.
Every time someone asks for help finding the best price or some in stock inventory, thats effectively an ISO...
09-13-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 237,892
Posted By mstateglfr

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The house across the street from this is like 3000sq', has a pond in...
09-13-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,539
Posted By mstateglfr

I've buy frames with stated clearance and use...

I've buy frames with stated clearance and use tires that are narrower than the stated clearance. That way, they will easily fit without any handwriting.

With a frame that states 40 is the most,...
09-13-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By mstateglfr

I've had a rim brake Black Mountain for over 4...

I've had a rim brake Black Mountain for over 4 years now and love it. Its no longer my gravel frame, but I can't see getting g rid of it.
I turned it into a commute/touring bike and since covid...
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