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12-14-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,518
Posted By mstateglfr

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12-13-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,075
Posted By mstateglfr

are you suggesting Soma imports their frames...

are you suggesting Soma imports their frames which are delivered in boxes, then pulls the frames out for storage in their warehouse, then boxes em up to ship around the world?

Not sure what...
12-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm still not sure if the OP wants flat bars or...

I'm still not sure if the OP wants flat bars or drop. Why there is continued discussion before this is clarified is confusing too.
it's a waste of time to suggest bikes that are a different style...
12-12-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By mstateglfr

We have a national guard base that has a massive...

We have a national guard base that has a massive network of unused gravel roads.
Its unused for a reason- arrest on site.
12-12-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By mstateglfr

thatd be good to see actual weights. Shimano's...

thatd be good to see actual weights. Shimano's website shows them as 1720g.
agreed that it's odd how much they vary online.
12-12-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 434
Posted By mstateglfr

Guessing 2500. All my rides auto upload from GPS...

Guessing 2500. All my rides auto upload from GPS to strava, but I only look at it every couple months and I haven't looked since probably october.
12-12-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a late 80s tange 1 framek and fork on my...

I have a late 80s tange 1 framek and fork on my fluid trainer.
it's a bike inside outside too- not my primary road bike but also not ignored.

I use foam insulation on the top and downtube. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By mstateglfr

current Tiagra is on an island. It isnt...

current Tiagra is on an island. It isnt compatible with other 10sp components.
12-12-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,075
Posted By mstateglfr

A $500 frame builds I to a $1500 bike without...

A $500 frame builds I to a $1500 bike without being extreme.
Put another way, I would be shocked if road bikes that cost $2000 and less had frames that cost $500(most at thos pricepoint are aluminum...
12-12-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By mstateglfr

Who are you, Ty Webb?

Who are you, Ty Webb?
12-12-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,075
Posted By mstateglfr

The half price isnt because its a cast-off frame,...

The half price isnt because its a cast-off frame, its because its last year's frame. There absolutely should be an expectation that the frame is equal to every frame that was sold at full price. ...
12-12-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By mstateglfr

That is a neat wheelset. I looked at it a few...

That is a neat wheelset. I looked at it a few months ago when reading about the group and considering a wheelset for the frame I was building up at the time.
The weight was reported as 1720g to...
12-12-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By mstateglfr

Regarding the gearing combo discussion above-...

Regarding the gearing combo discussion above- very few of us can crank out 80rpm on gravel using a 50/11 combo for extended periods of time, so the 'loss' of top end speed is more theoretical vs...
Forum: Touring
12-11-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By mstateglfr

No I dont know. You tell us if...

No


I dont know.


You tell us if the old one rolls fine.
12-11-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,689
Posted By mstateglfr

The Easton rings cost $150 and the arms cost...

The Easton rings cost $150 and the arms cost $120. right? I looked at that a year ago and haven't looked elsewhere besides their site so it may be cheaper and I dont know.
12-11-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,180
Posted By mstateglfr

Love em. I've had them for 4 seasons and think...

Love em. I've had them for 4 seasons and think they are a blast. I originally bought them to build my old gravel bike and was looking for something different from the norm to try. It came down to...
12-11-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,075
Posted By mstateglfr

I wouldnt be concerned about safety. I would...

I wouldnt be concerned about safety.
I would be concerned that I was given a frame that isnt up to my expected standards.

I would ask for a refund and for them to cover the cost of shipping.
12-11-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,180
Posted By mstateglfr

just go say hi in the Introductions forum a few...

just go say hi in the Introductions forum a few times.
Forum: Touring
12-11-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By mstateglfr

May have already been mentioned, not sure as I...

May have already been mentioned, not sure as I didnt go back thru, but the Topstone does have a ready to ride drivetrain that would be more conducive for me to tour/bikepack/extended day ride on. ...
Forum: Touring
12-10-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By mstateglfr

between the topstone and grail, I would go...

between the topstone and grail, I would go topstone. But I would also want a different wheelset for $450usd that would cut 300-400g off the weight and be overall 'better' due to being handbuilt with...
12-10-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By mstateglfr

The chosen dropout angle, welding, 1 1/8 steered,...

The chosen dropout angle, welding, 1 1/8 steered, and off centerness all screams garage practice frame.
The serial # screams production.

Odd.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,624
Posted By mstateglfr

Looks like a 44mm 631 head tube, an 853 bioval...

Looks like a 44mm 631 head tube, an 853 bioval downtube(whatever their term is for it) and ovalized 853 top tube, and some tig'd unidentifiable stays. And they slapped a tapered Enve fork to finish....
12-08-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,543
Posted By mstateglfr

Ugh, it is that poster! I didnt even realize...

Ugh, it is that poster! I didnt even realize it's the same poster from that steel is real thread.
How absurd.
Thanks for pointing this out. Responding is not worth the time.
12-08-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,543
Posted By mstateglfr

he was a racer- why would you expect him to be...

he was a racer- why would you expect him to be consulted on carbon fiber layup and advancmentnin product design?
and he is like mid70s at this point- maybe he doesnt own the brand anymore or...
12-08-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,543
Posted By mstateglfr

win

win
12-07-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,543
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm bored and the b10 game is decided at this...

I'm bored and the b10 game is decided at this point, so I'll take a stab and figuring out what this thread is about.

So you started this thread to ask why new old stock Merckx steel frames arent...
12-07-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,543
Posted By mstateglfr

what people have been telling you this? ...

what people have been telling you this?

Not saying frames have or haven't lost value because I dont understand what you are asking, but it would be interesting to hear what people have told you...
12-07-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By mstateglfr

What spoon said. your bike with a different...

What spoon said.
your bike with a different steerer width or perhaps better yet- a frame that doesnt have a massively oversized head tube and tapered steerer combo would change the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,682
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, totally agreed that overall, shops dont stock...

Oh, totally agreed that overall, shops dont stock high quality steel road bikes. It isnt in demand, so they dont stock em.
Since you mention needing a 63cm frame, the 61T size has a stack height...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,682
Posted By mstateglfr

I guess that's one way to interpret 'easy'. ...

I guess that's one way to interpret 'easy'. Though I would never say its hard to buy the Strael. They show when each frame is in stock and you pay a deposit to reserve one- it's quite simple...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,682
Posted By mstateglfr

What's high end? A Fairlight Strael comes in 10...

What's high end? A Fairlight Strael comes in 10 frame sizes, 2 colors, and has the following-
- reynolds 853 and 853 pro team main triangle. the top tube is 7/4/7 ovalized and the down tube is 7/5/7...
12-06-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,301
Posted By mstateglfr

1- screaming deal for a complete bike, even if...

1- screaming deal for a complete bike, even if half of it needs replacing(not saying it does)!
2- how are those handlebars still being spec'd on new builds?! I am convinced BD bought a literal...
12-06-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,301
Posted By mstateglfr

And all this time I thought I got a good deal on...

And all this time I thought I got a good deal on the rear derailleur of my latest build because I spent an absurd amount of time searching the internet and was then in the right place at the right...
12-06-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,798
Posted By mstateglfr

Couldnt disagree more. What is good for me in...

Couldnt disagree more.
What is good for me in terms of geometry would annoy others. And vice versa.

If someone views a good gravel bike as one with a suspension fork/stem/seatpost with 80mm of...
12-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By mstateglfr

I am convinced that my current 28h front 32h rear...

I am convinced that my current 28h front 32h rear gravel wheelset is exponentially stronger/more reliable than any 36h wheelset I have from 'BITD'. Wheelsets with double walls, butted spokes, and...
12-06-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By mstateglfr

I have never seen a prebuilt triple butted spoke...

I have never seen a prebuilt triple butted spoke wheelset for sale. If they exist, its relatively rare.
Quality wheelsets with butted spokes are common, they just are not triple butted.
12-06-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,180
Posted By mstateglfr

I do have a slightly different RD. I have the...

I do have a slightly different RD. I have the Ultegra RX, but its effectively the same thing. Yes agreed it should work since its the same frame, same cassette, and same level RD with the same...
12-06-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,180
Posted By mstateglfr

I would guess the b screw is big enough, but if...

I would guess the b screw is big enough, but if you run out of screw turning and there is still interference, you can buy longer b screws online. Wolftooth makes them, so I would guess there are a...
12-06-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,180
Posted By mstateglfr

The PG70 cassette is what I have on mine. And...

The PG70 cassette is what I have on mine. And the rx810 rear derailleur is made to fit a 34t cassette, so a 36t cassette shouldnt even be a second thought. Shimano's mid-cage GS rear derailleurs...
12-06-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By mstateglfr

102kg is only 225#. Thats hardly anything to...

102kg is only 225#. Thats hardly anything to really worry over when it comes to a new fatbike. A modern alloy fatbike frame is overbuilt(ive seen some examples of inner tube overbuilds by...
12-06-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.ebay.com/c/22023972760 Bikeman Kona...

https://www.ebay.com/c/22023972760
Bikeman Kona P2 Mountain Fork, 1 Inch!, Now with Rack Eyelets!...
12-05-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By mstateglfr

Got pics?

Got pics?
12-05-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By mstateglfr

A cx wheelset will usually be 135mm or 142mm in...

A cx wheelset will usually be 135mm or 142mm in the back.
A road wheelset will usually be 130mm or 142mm in the back.
12-05-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By mstateglfr

Google surly forks. Lots of different options...

Google surly forks. Lots of different options that are straight and disc.
they all have different axle to crown measurements, so buy the one that is the closest match to your bike's fork.
...
12-05-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,162
Posted By mstateglfr

I brought this up to my wife today. She is...

I brought this up to my wife today. She is college educated, has a jd, and I would classify as a busy successful married woman with kids.

She had seen the commercial last night tnight article and...
12-05-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By mstateglfr

I think my rims are 19mm internal. My old ones...

I think my rims are 19mm internal. My old ones were 17.5mm and they handled a true 40mm tire perfectly fine.

A modern rim thats 23mm - 25mm external will be good.
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,785
Posted By mstateglfr

I wouldnt want either 105 or 1x. I would want a...

I wouldnt want either 105 or 1x.
I would want a drivetrain that fit how I would need to ride. If I were wanting your setup, I would go for a 46/30 crank mated to an 11-36 cassette.

The 48/32...
12-05-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,162
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand what this has to do with the...

I dont understand what this has to do with the comment you quoted or the topic in general.
12-05-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,301
Posted By mstateglfr

It is always interesting to see how others in...

It is always interesting to see how others in this hobby choose to prioritize and spend.
12-05-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By mstateglfr

Instead of a new gravel bike earlier this fall,...

Instead of a new gravel bike earlier this fall, you bought a mountain bike. What would that new mountain bike not be able to handle that this Whipshot would handle better?
Admittedly I dont do a...
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