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04-05-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,510
Posted By mstateglfr

Most pics in this thread are inspiring and of...

Most pics in this thread are inspiring and of great views. Here is the opposite.

One of the main/popular entry roads from the western side of the metro to thousands of miles of gravel has been...
04-01-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 605,568
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Ha, I just now saw I have some toe warmers in the outside mesh pocket...
04-01-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By mstateglfr

ha ha, the thread title was combative? wow thats...

ha ha, the thread title was combative? wow thats a low hurdle to clear. i posted my thought- that a separate forum on a part of BF, which isnt even cycling related, is lame. hardly combative,...
04-01-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By mstateglfr

Does it sound like that, or are you just reacting...

Does it sound like that, or are you just reacting emotionally to a suggestion?
I'm not sure why you took that to mean I'm volunteering. Blue asked for suggestions and I responded with a respectful...
04-01-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By mstateglfr

if it's a cycling related thread, then keep the...

if it's a cycling related thread, then keep the thread on a cycling forum. A thread about group road rides during this outbreak in the road forum makes sense. A thread about touring plans during...
03-30-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By mstateglfr

Try this site for tips on how to find an old...

Try this site for tips on how to find an old bike.INDEX OF ALL PAGES (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_INTRODUCTION.htm)
03-29-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,612
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike would not have been spec'd with a...

That bike would not have been spec'd with a titanium or SS handlebar.
And nobody in their right mind would add one of those to the bike after the fact. And really nobody would do this while...
03-29-20, 08:46 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By mstateglfr

just assume I'm out on this thread until it...

just assume I'm out on this thread until it becomes clearer it's actually serious.

You did t answer my questions and I really dont l ow how you quantify having g a good body to jump. If you have...
03-23-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
Posted By mstateglfr

Time to address a major flaw in your thinking. ...

Time to address a major flaw in your thinking. What you describe are governments and not a single government. Its plural.
And with that comes many different approaches.

You claim an extreme...
03-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm glad I didnt come upon this thread earlier....

I'm glad I didnt come upon this thread earlier. This is classic mtbaddict right here.
Of course you dont trust disease experts. Typical you.
03-21-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
Posted By mstateglfr

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-ham...

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

Read this. Actually take 30min and read it. There are even a lot of graphs so you can cheat and not actually read...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course an honest opinion should be given. ...

Of course an honest opinion should be given. when I said 'talk bad', I was referring to the material/quality of bike and not the fit. This should be clear since I then specifically mentioned fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

Is your current bike an incorrect fit? If so, it...

Is your current bike an incorrect fit? If so, it should be what's addressed first.
I would disagree that the new bike must be carbon, that's absurd, but sure- proper fit is a priority over a power...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-cgr-725/ ...

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-cgr-725/
multiple options and the 1x has hydraulic brakes and a carbon fork for the same price as the Kona.
It checks all your other boxes too.


The 650...
03-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,221
Posted By mstateglfr

- more important than frame material is overall...

- more important than frame material is overall bike weight and design. Many kids bikes have absurdly long wheelbases and heavy low end components. With these things bolted on, the frame material...
03-10-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,223
Posted By mstateglfr

This. It seems to bounce between earnest...

This.

It seems to bounce between earnest and ironic. It both attempts to set arbitrary elitist expectations and pokes fun at arbitrary elitist expectations.
It just ends up being a bore.
But...
03-09-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,652
Posted By mstateglfr

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Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,232
Posted By mstateglfr

Come again?

Come again?
03-09-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,223
Posted By mstateglfr

The real topic should be why you think that stuff...

The real topic should be why you think that stuff is funny enough or true enough to be worth sending out to others to look at.

Those rules are as relevant to actual bicycling as a motorcycle and...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15,310
Views: 11,201,026
Posted By mstateglfr

Black Mountain Monster Cross turned...

Black Mountain Monster Cross turned commuter/touring bike.
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03-05-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By mstateglfr

Walmart does things for the good of Walmart- its...

Walmart does things for the good of Walmart- its a for profit company. I recognize that. What is good for Walmart is to sell goods for less than competitors, which is what its customers want.
...
03-05-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By mstateglfr

I am very much aware of how the WalMart business...

I am very much aware of how the WalMart business model works.
- I work for the largest company in my industry so I understand the challenges to compete on scale.
- My company works for Walmart...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By mstateglfr

I am unaware of a cantilever fork that also has...

I am unaware of a cantilever fork that also has the 3 anything bosses.

There is this from Topeak where you could get three sets and connect anything cages -...
03-04-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,108
Posted By mstateglfr

This is a cycling forum. Topics will be...

This is a cycling forum. Topics will be about...cycling. When components arent available itll naturally be discussed since, you know, this is a cycling forum.

Your dismissive 'find another'...
03-04-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,108
Posted By mstateglfr

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,760
Posted By mstateglfr

The brand or model of tubing is not at all as...

The brand or model of tubing is not at all as important as frame geometry and the butting of that tubing. example- Reynolds 853 comes in many different butting profiles and can be just as 'heavy' as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By mstateglfr

He even edited it. Good stuff.

He even edited it. Good stuff.
03-03-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,625
Posted By mstateglfr

Non HT tubing bends easier, yes. It also...

Non HT tubing bends easier, yes. It also cuts/files easier. I had the opportunity to try that out a couple years ago on a True Temper OX Platinum tube and a generic Nova 4130 tube. The OX Platinum...
02-28-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By mstateglfr

The GT reach is 429, but its because there is...

The GT reach is 429, but its because there is probably a 70mm stem and the bar is right there at 70mm from the end of reach. So call it 500mm total for reach to the bars.
The other 2 bikes will...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By mstateglfr

I know 4 people who were/are active and tore...

I know 4 people who were/are active and tore their Achilles, all had surgery for the obvious reasons.

I actually talked with a PT last summer about achilles tears since we were already discussing...
02-27-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,625
Posted By mstateglfr

All these come as framesets or full builds. ...

All these come as framesets or full builds.

Fairlight Secan uses Reynolds 853 main tubes that are formed and shaped 4130 stays. I got a frame last fall and like it a lot, it feels like a road bike...
02-26-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 733
Posted By mstateglfr

Why isnt it called BDA?

Why isnt it called BDA?
02-26-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By mstateglfr

That style of security rack is terrible. I do...

That style of security rack is terrible. I do that all the time at my work when I ride and have to use the rack(instead of a wall). No bike is ever in the rack, so its different from a street...
02-26-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,628
Views: 2,160,542
Posted By mstateglfr

this looks like a painting.

this looks like a painting.
02-26-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By mstateglfr

Older steel frame MTBs werent 29" or disc. You...

Older steel frame MTBs werent 29" or disc. You need to go relatively recent(last 10 years or so) to get both of those things.

As for suggestions- what do you want to spend? For modern steel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By mstateglfr

Every modern clincher rim I can think of will...

Every modern clincher rim I can think of will handle a 28mm tire without a second thought. It just isnt a wide tire. Get something thats 17mm-21mm internally since that seems to be a sweetspot for...
02-25-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discuss...

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1194584-s-same-every-hobby-2.html

This thread you mention is hardly worth taking your ball and going home over.
but regardless......
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,192
Posted By mstateglfr

Interest in a hobby is what drives the...

Interest in a hobby is what drives the segmentation of cycling.
Specialization and personalization is normal when it comes to interests/hobbies.

Bowling, fishing, hunting, equestrian,...
02-25-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,955
Posted By mstateglfr

[/list] I talked a coworker into trying zwift...

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I talked a coworker into trying zwift by just buying a $40 speed and cadence sensor and he loved the first handful of rides he did. Then he complained hard because he tried a race and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,192
Posted By mstateglfr

Vertical measurement. Its the difference between...

Vertical measurement. Its the difference between the height of the center of the bottom bracket to the ground and the height of the top center of the head tube to the ground.
02-21-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,545
Posted By mstateglfr

This has quickly devolved into the absurd. Its...

This has quickly devolved into the absurd. Its funny to see it claimed that they arent far from one another because all thats needed to make them effectively the same is to hack one(which hasnt...
02-20-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,545
Posted By mstateglfr

Zwift is an individual program vs a spin class...

Zwift is an individual program vs a spin class which is a group. I guess there may be spin class bikes that all auto adjust at the same time, I havent ridden one or heard of that.
I've used 4...
02-20-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,545
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a spin bike, so yeah- there is a...

It's a spin bike, so yeah- there is a handle/knob/lever to adjust resistance.
Why is that something that seems odd? do you expect it to adjust for resistance through telepathy?
Shifting requires...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,192
Posted By mstateglfr

Is all this just due to an industry looking to...

Is all this just due to an industry looking to make money, or is it an industry responding to consumer demand? Chicken or egg in the end- because whichever was the catalyst, the result is the same-...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,192
Posted By mstateglfr

So you dont use your CX bike for CX? Then why...

So you dont use your CX bike for CX? Then why have it?
...thats rhetorical and meant to point out that in addition to gravel, you also dont 'get' CX.

Ends up bikes can be versatile.

For a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,192
Posted By mstateglfr

You dont need a gravel bike. Its a hobby- get one...

You dont need a gravel bike. Its a hobby- get one if you find value in it.
Do you race or recreationally ride CX? If not- why have a CX style bike?

If the bike(s) you have work well for the ways...
02-20-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By mstateglfr

Early 90s Univega cromoly hybrid frame that I...

Early 90s Univega cromoly hybrid frame that I converted to a drop bar bike mostly with components I had on hand. This was to see if I would even like the activity and also to help me decide what I...
02-20-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,847
Posted By mstateglfr

Add bikepacking into the trends you dont...

Add bikepacking into the trends you dont understand, based on that long touring thread.

Fixie, gravel, cargo bike, bikepacking - it appears a lot of trends dont resonate with you. Thats cool and...
02-20-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,039
Posted By mstateglfr

Is the geometry the same between the two bikes...

Is the geometry the same between the two bikes and is it what you like? Example- a fast twitchy steering bike with high bottom bracket where you sit 'on' the bike isnt ideal if you want a slow...
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