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09-27-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By mstateglfr

What is this crankset? Coic? Cpic?

Its a mountain bike triple. CUT find info in the brand.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By mstateglfr

I use the Black Bibs Plus. Its the only option...

I use the Black Bibs Plus. Its the only option in their tall offering.
I would like to try the Ultimate to see what the difference is, but that wont happen given the size limitation.

Ive also...
09-24-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,358
Posted By mstateglfr

If it is within cervelo's tolerance, then it isnt...

If it is within cervelo's tolerance, then it isnt a warranty issue because it meets their standards.
if you decide to sell it, you could list that it meets cerveloxs standards and let the buyer...
09-24-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,564
Posted By mstateglfr

yes a steel frame can be built under uci weight. ...

yes a steel frame can be built under uci weight.
I still am not sure what steel frame is lighter than equal level carbon frames though, which is what I disagreed with.


an oval top tube will...
09-23-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,564
Posted By mstateglfr

Steel tubes are ovalized and bi-oval too. ...

Steel tubes are ovalized and bi-oval too. Hydroforming aluminum tubes is a gimmick on some bikes, and beneficial on others due to aluminum tubes needing to be massive for strength.
As for aero,...
09-23-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,564
Posted By mstateglfr

All my bikes have steel frames. They are of...

All my bikes have steel frames. They are of varying quality from decent production to high quality production to handmade custom.
I have yet to come across a steel frame that is lighter than carbon...
09-23-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By mstateglfr

Was the frame purchased off ebay from someone in...

Was the frame purchased off ebay from someone in the north Chicago suburbs? Some of that sellers frames have downtube cable stops and some don't. Odd. Anyways, if it is from thst seller, you should...
09-23-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By mstateglfr

Slide the bars down so the brake levers can be...

Slide the bars down so the brake levers can be used in the drops as well as on the hoods.
If you need the bikento be set up how it currently is, it may not be the correct size. Just thinking out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive ridden centuries in them and my legs hurt,...

Ive ridden centuries in them and my legs hurt, but my butt is fine. That isnt only thanks to the bibs, obviously, but I can say that the bibs certainly didnt impede me from riding.
Not sure if my...
09-23-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By mstateglfr

You must ride around with your jaw dropped due to...

You must ride around with your jaw dropped due to all the roadies propping themselves up by sitting on the top tube of their bikes.
09-23-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,358
Posted By mstateglfr

Is the noise occurring only when you pedal or do...

Is the noise occurring only when you pedal or do you hear it at all times while moving? Is the noise made when its in a repair stand?...its easy to determine where the noise is coming from when...
09-23-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By mstateglfr

I put on my pants, yet its one single piece of...

I put on my pants, yet its one single piece of clothing. There are 2 of something on something, so its plural.
...i dont say 'forks' though as I consider that to be one unit even though 2 of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By mstateglfr

Black Bibs Plus. The Plus has a comfortable leg...

Black Bibs Plus. The Plus has a comfortable leg band and better feeling material(imo). The pad and fit work great for me(in the tall size) and everything is comfortable for hours on end.

The...
09-22-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

Advent has just 1 fd option, i think. So that...

Advent has just 1 fd option, i think. So that better fit whatever your setup is.

As for the general question, yes a sub 1:1 ratio can be useful. Its standard on mountain bikes and standard on...
09-22-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By mstateglfr

Go to the models section of the site. Scroll to...

Go to the models section of the site. Scroll to your model and look at the color options for each year. Match yours to the description.
Another option is to find a 2 letter code on your drivetrain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By mstateglfr

That is quite the dystopian outlook and very much...

That is quite the dystopian outlook and very much removed from my experience.
09-22-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,741
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm really just being sarcastic because I'm...

I'm really just being sarcastic because I'm jealous.
Ours is perpetually full of dirt from cars, dirt from bikes, dirt from horse barn items, leaves, and melted grit during the winter.
09-22-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,208
Posted By mstateglfr

And that works for you, which is fantastic. Its...

And that works for you, which is fantastic. Its absurd to say counting calories is unnecessary though. While you don't need it, others do.
Everyone has different ways to find and maintain...
09-22-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,208
Posted By mstateglfr

300-500 calories an hour? Are they riding a dead...

300-500 calories an hour? Are they riding a dead flat path at 7mph?

My burn range is a lot higher.
09-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,208
Posted By mstateglfr

Perhaps reality is not on the extreme ends of the...

Perhaps reality is not on the extreme ends of the spectrum.
Maybe cycling is good exercise, but it should be supplemented with other forms of exercise if you want a full body workout.


...and to...
09-22-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,741
Posted By mstateglfr

That looks exhausting, but everyone needs a...

That looks exhausting, but everyone needs a hobby.

"Here lies mojo. He kept his garage floor spotless." For sure how I want to be remembered.**
09-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,458
Posted By mstateglfr

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Pacific doesn't make Cannondale or own Cannondale.
Both Pacific and Cannondale...
09-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 663
Posted By mstateglfr

Tights under bibs? Just get some full leg or...

Tights under bibs?
Just get some full leg or 3/4 leg bibs. Or buy any of the various brands of knee warmers and leg warmers. Put those on first, then bibs.

Tights under bibs would make for a...
09-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By mstateglfr

figure out measurements of a bike that fits you...

figure out measurements of a bike that fits you well. then compare that to the geometry of bikes you like and pick the size that is closest.
09-22-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By mstateglfr

Like most everything else in cycling there is no...

Like most everything else in cycling there is no right or wrong for handlebar flare.
Some like more and think the slower steering that comes from flsred bars helpful when riding loose surfaces....
09-21-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. They are extremely popular...

Interesting.
They are extremely popular around me- guys driving em everywhere. Verstile and safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,084
Posted By mstateglfr

When did you start the trend? You should get a...

When did you start the trend? You should get a wiki page fopadoing something so cool.**
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,914
Posted By mstateglfr

I think I remember seeing you say you have been...

I think I remember seeing you say you have been hit by cars(or run into cars) many times. Is that correct?
At some point, you should explore other hobbies. Given your history, free climbing...
09-21-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,511
Posted By mstateglfr

lame

lame
09-20-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By mstateglfr

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

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegadeseries.html
the aluminum and steel frames come in 44cm sizing with 350mm reach and 495mm of stack. 650b wheels that allow for proper frame geometry. There has...
09-20-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,282
Posted By mstateglfr

I've read that USA Raleigh has/had their 631...

I've read that USA Raleigh has/had their 631 Tamland line built by Maxway. Not sure if that is correct or not though.
I have no idea about Raleigh of England/Europe/whoever is selling this 753...
09-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,282
Posted By mstateglfr

Thru the last decade +, Maxway has built for...

Thru the last decade +, Maxway has built for Black Mountain, Soma, Rivendell, All City, Jamis, Kona, Surly, VO, Ritchey, Masi, and many more.
They are completely capable of cleaning up brazed shore...
09-20-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,282
Posted By mstateglfr

Are you suggesting Maxway doesn't have people...

Are you suggesting Maxway doesn't have people capable of competently brazing a lugged frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow those are 2 frames I never would have...

Wow those are 2 frames I never would have associated with LeMond.
Huh. Interesting decisions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,120
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: 13
Views: 713
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: 12
Views: 446
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: 158
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: 183
Views: 35,276
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: 133
Views: 3,620
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: 13
Views: 437
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, nice catch.

Ha, nice catch.
09-17-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
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: 665
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: 19
Views: 584
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: 101
Views: 3,282
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: 101
Views: 3,282
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: 1,363
Views: 239,384
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 908
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.

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