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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,739
Posted By mstateglfr

- How did I miss this thread the first time...

- How did I miss this thread the first time around?!?!
- There is a more than decent chance your old helmet will be floating around near the shores of whatever Asian island you call home next winter...
04-14-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,183
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, one of the large gas stations around here...

Yeah, one of the large gas stations around here is Casey's General Store and they are actually the 5th largest Pizza chain in the US too. Petrol Pizza! Casey's added a fresh salad or sandwich area...
04-14-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,183
Posted By mstateglfr

I'll be one to post that I do in fact touch fast...

I'll be one to post that I do in fact touch fast food.
I dont have it nearly as often as many, but I clearly have it more frequently than some in this thread.

Im busy + it's convenient = I...
04-14-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By mstateglfr

There is no right or wrong here, especially with...

There is no right or wrong here, especially with Soma's frames since they dont even come with forks and you can order forks with different rakes from them. As long as you get a fork with the correct...
04-14-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By mstateglfr

Goggles would have more ventilation than cycling...

Goggles would have more ventilation than cycling specific sunglasses? Thats surprising.
I use some wrap around style glasses that arent goofy large, which means mine arent trendy. And I use some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,304
Posted By mstateglfr

Well this is quite the illogical argument. ...

Well this is quite the illogical argument.

If my neighbor told me they want to take their $300 bike and replace the wheels, tires, saddle, derailleurs, and whatever else you mentioned- I would...
04-14-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 318
Posted By mstateglfr

I built a frame in Jeff's class a few years ago...

I built a frame in Jeff's class a few years ago and he painted that frame. As many have already said, Jeff does awesome work.
He can add anything you want before painting- cable guides, bottle...
04-14-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By mstateglfr

If the original spec fits you, I think its really...

If the original spec fits you, I think its really cool to see a bike in its original form. If original spec means bars that are uncomfortably narrow or a stem that is too short, then maybe using...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,361
Posted By mstateglfr

why dont you contact and meet the seller for...

why dont you contact and meet the seller for their current bike listing and work to get your bike back?
04-14-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,183
Posted By mstateglfr

You really werent aware that food and nutrition...

You really werent aware that food and nutrition education are struggles for a large percentage of the population? This thread finally made you aware?
Thats insane- where have you been? Nutrition...
04-14-21, 06:51 AM
04-13-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

The OP was simply voicing their experience and...

The OP was simply voicing their experience and concerns.
You seem to have taken the words as an attack on riding on roads and in traffic, but it isnt that.

I am confident everyone here is aware...
04-13-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,183
Posted By mstateglfr

I read the OP as saying eat lunch each day and to...

I read the OP as saying eat lunch each day and to dropna lot of weight, eat breakfast every other day.

It's a captain obvious sort of approach-fewer calories in than out. It also seems like an...
04-13-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,183
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive always been in amazement and bewonderment...

Ive always been in amazement and bewonderment when I read about people who successfully fast for half the day or almost all the day. Its definitely a power I have never held.

Between Nov of '19...
04-13-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,126
Posted By mstateglfr

The ride you posted has an elevation gain of 3'...

The ride you posted has an elevation gain of 3' per mile. You may have found the flattest spot of land in the world because that has to be the flattest 14mi ride of all time.
As for your saddle...
04-13-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By mstateglfr

Brooks c17 Serfas rx-RR These are on all...

Brooks c17
Serfas rx-RR

These are on all my bikes, with c17 saddles on my most used bikes. When I ride hard, they are on the bikes. When I ride slowly, they are on the bikes. I have never...
04-12-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,518
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x221/tenor_81a4a5dff33feac3ebdec0e7fe3f0352ba2d4f8a.gif
and ...
04-12-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

I grew up in the north and northwest suburbs and...

I grew up in the north and northwest suburbs and as an adult have ridden countless miles in the north, west, and southwest as well as downtown on the north side.

Can't say I ever felt unsafe at...
04-12-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By mstateglfr

When looking at all the varied stack and reach...

When looking at all the varied stack and reach measurements of gravel/adventure/endurance bikes, I just wouldnt view the Outback's numbers as relaxed and more upright.
As for tire clearance, the...
04-12-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

No that hasnt happened to me. Thatd for sure be...

No that hasnt happened to me. Thatd for sure be something that stuck with me for a long time.
A couple years ago someone rolled coal at a stop sign, that was both pathetic and the most...
04-12-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,518
Posted By mstateglfr

I can count on one hand the number of people that...

I can count on one hand the number of people that think your parameters should be how elite success should be measured.

Many pro cyclists ride in support of someone. So while that one person...
04-12-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By mstateglfr

They are super cool and I considered an older...

They are super cool and I considered an older model for a brief moment, then dropped it hard since the tire clearance was a joke and the geometry apparently fits up to about 6' or so.
The XL frame...
04-12-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,265
Posted By mstateglfr

Have you bought that expensive full suspension...

Have you bought that expensive full suspension mountain bike like you were commanded?
04-12-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/498x278/confused_britney_4_e574e8b0b2fb5620ea1541b0e43da63789bfafbd.gif

99 out of 100 the complaint is that roads are dangerous due to...
04-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By mstateglfr

The fit and geometry between my main road bike...

The fit and geometry between my main road bike and my gravel bike are nearly the same.

My gravel bike uses a 90mm stem with 72.5deg head tube angle while my main road bike uses a 100mm stem with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,304
Posted By mstateglfr

Just buy the bikes then. Why continue to argue...

Just buy the bikes then. Why continue to argue here?

But if you want to keep justifying...if you are going to upgrade the wheels, tires, saddle, brake calipers, and both derailleurs- why even...
04-12-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 476
Posted By mstateglfr

I would use my Fairlight Secan gravel bike. ...

I would use my Fairlight Secan gravel bike.

853 steel with carbon fork, disc brakes, and hydraulic 105 shifters
Frame angles and fork trail that lean towards road bike
Stack and reach that are...
04-12-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 509
Posted By mstateglfr

- use SPD pedals. there is 0 reason for a foot...

- use SPD pedals. there is 0 reason for a foot to slip off the pedal on a gravel bike.
- if you keep the platform pedals, learn where your foot should go on the pedal to ensure it stays in place. ...
04-12-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 658
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, general traffic danger is a commonly cited...

Yeah, general traffic danger is a commonly cited reason for riding gravel instead of paved roads. Everyone's risk tolerance and perception is different, so its great that there are so many types of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By mstateglfr

- Columbus Thron tubes? That's a more basic...

- Columbus Thron tubes? That's a more basic tubeset, but at least you know they aren't lying and claiming its something high end.

- Claiming fixie when it's a multi-speed bike is unimpressive....
04-11-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By mstateglfr

Bianchi Volpe Diamondback Overdrive Bianchi...

Bianchi Volpe
Diamondback Overdrive
Bianchi Project 1, 3, and 5
Trek Multitrack 7XX series
Univega ViaActiva and other versions
Schwinn Crosscut, Crisscross, and Crosspoint

All these in the...
04-11-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By mstateglfr

Black Mointain Cycles Monstercross, as already...

Black Mointain Cycles Monstercross, as already mentioned.

Geometey is more endurance than race for sure, tubing is double butted heat treaded cromo, and it uses rim brakes.
04-10-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,333
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure it didn't meet the contract specs. When...

For sure it didn't meet the contract specs. When lowest quality and cost are the deciding factor, qc suffers.
04-10-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,333
Posted By mstateglfr

Are they missing that, or did they see it along...

Are they missing that, or did they see it along with other clearly low end level issue and just comment on the other issue?

It's low end either way. This isn't anything new- low priced cheap...
04-10-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By mstateglfr

No idea when it was first used. I'm sure many...

No idea when it was first used. I'm sure many would like to claim coining the term, but it'd probably be wrong and it really doesn't matter.

Gravel races were around before the current gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By mstateglfr

The current Synapse is designed to accept 32mm...

The current Synapse is designed to accept 32mm tires max. Not sure about the mid-teens disc model, but it certainly won't be larger than 32.

A 32 tire is fine for me on smooth hardpack gravel and...
04-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,518
Posted By mstateglfr

Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Anna van der...

Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen, Mathieu van det Poel, Mike Teunissen are kinda good...and that's from someone who really doesn't follow UCI cycling.
12 of the top 100 women...
04-09-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,730
Posted By mstateglfr

I just found it odd that all of it is headed to...

I just found it odd that all of it is headed to Iceland. I'm aware they produce aluminum, but that seems like a very high amount of ship activity to Iceland.
04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,561
Posted By mstateglfr

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse...

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse tire, they would say its a tire company. I get it, its a components brand and not exclusively a tire brand, but does that really make a difference with...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By mstateglfr

I wont argue with it, but why did you choose Iowa?

I wont argue with it, but why did you choose Iowa?
04-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,080
Posted By mstateglfr

If their entry level bike had 105 shifting, a...

If their entry level bike had 105 shifting, a carbon fork, and carbon seatpost- then their entry level offering was significantly above the entry level of their competitors.
Felt apparently...
04-09-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,080
Posted By mstateglfr

You said your Felt cost $1349 new. Thats higher...

You said your Felt cost $1349 new. Thats higher than $1249. Also, your Z85 isnt entry level so why compare it to an entry level bike now?

The data you chose to use for this post is not...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By mstateglfr

Gotcha, I figured the colors showed each day's...

Gotcha, I figured the colors showed each day's riding.
Ive been to Leon Mill Park once to kayak- and just remember it as a good county park...pretty similar to most county parks around here. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19,979
Views: 4,348,305
Posted By mstateglfr

Nice! Pics? I've wanted a 4000 or 5000 in my...

Nice! Pics?
I've wanted a 4000 or 5000 in my size for years now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,005
Posted By mstateglfr

Your front chainrings and cogs feel disrespected.

Your front chainrings and cogs feel disrespected.
Forum: Touring
04-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By mstateglfr

Your orange day in the Des Moines Metro really...

Your orange day in the Des Moines Metro really hits a bunch of the paved trails! Looking at it, you have a 120mi day starting in Panora and riding over the Trestle Bridge between Slater and Woodward,...
04-08-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 677
Posted By mstateglfr

If I were in DBQ, I would probably adjust, yes. ...

If I were in DBQ, I would probably adjust, yes. As it is, my drivetrain is different from all my paved road bikes and it would probably change a little more if I were in an area with endless steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,642
Posted By mstateglfr

No. A quality aluminum road frame will at most...

No.
A quality aluminum road frame will at most weigh 1.3# more than a quality carbon road frame of the same style. Call it 600g.
If the bikes you are comparing weigh 10 pounds different, there...
04-08-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 677
Posted By mstateglfr

This is about the coolest bit of new tech that...

This is about the coolest bit of new tech that Ive seen in the last handful of years. Everything else has been 'meh' and quite bluntly most of it seems to just be stuff that is clutter and doesnt...
04-08-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,730
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, that bulk claim is a confusing one.

Yeah, that bulk claim is a confusing one.
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