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07-13-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By mstateglfr

I'll add that Hambini has taken the crankset i...

I'll add that Hambini has taken the crankset i use for my gravel and main road bikes to task- Praxis Zayante.
He went into great detail about bearing preload, the forces on bearings, etc and...
07-13-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By mstateglfr

I have it, its what I built in a frame class a...

I have it, its what I built in a frame class a couple years ago.
Had I not done the frame class, I would say a road frame built by Jeff Bock would be at the top of my list...and he is who taught the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By mstateglfr

prowheelbuilder.com h plus son hydra rims 24g ...

prowheelbuilder.com
h plus son hydra rims 24g
bitex bx106 hubs 24h
sapim laser double butted spokes
sapim brass nipples

A dead reliable handbuilt wheelset that his properly tensioned and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By mstateglfr

That BD bike is like 3 drivetrain generations...

That BD bike is like 3 drivetrain generations old...they list some old tech, but even that is usually too old for BD to still stock(even shortly pre covid).

this is in stock in 1 size....
07-13-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah when I ride singletrack, I'll use a bottle...

Yeah when I ride singletrack, I'll use a bottle if I'm riding with my wife or kids as we will for sure be on more tame track at slower speeds. Rare times i go to some challenging singletrack around...
07-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By mstateglfr

I've seen capped bottles. Good design for those...

I've seen capped bottles. Good design for those that are getting mud and horse/cow crap flung up and into mouth pieces of their bottles.

I just use the same bottles as I always do. If the top is...
07-12-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By mstateglfr

There are defective frames that make it out of...

There are defective frames that make it out of the facility because they look good and then crack later on, and then there is whats commonly on the Hambini site which are frsmes thst should have...
07-12-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By mstateglfr

Makes sense to start with the frame since that...

Makes sense to start with the frame since that will dictate wheels and brakes.

if you will use this primarily for paved riding with short segments on the odd gravel road, perhaps its best to use...
07-11-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By mstateglfr

Huh. I just toss those things away. It keeps...

Huh. I just toss those things away. It keeps the valve from receeding into the rim but it doesnt keep the tube from extending outward thru the valve hole. You can still pull the valve when...
07-11-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By mstateglfr

The poster you replied to said disc brakes are...

The poster you replied to said disc brakes are great because its easy to swap wheel sizes. That is a competitive advantage over rim brakes.
rim brakes really don't accept 700s and 650b wheel sizes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,463
Posted By mstateglfr

My lezyne super GPS is distant in popularity to...

My lezyne super GPS is distant in popularity to Garmin and wahoo but my goodness the complaints about so many different parts of the Garmin devices makes me not feel like I am missing something...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont think twice about being on roads in the...

I dont think twice about being on roads in the overall region where I live, but when I ride alone(which is most of the time), I ride 70% gravel and 30% paved. Car traffic just isn't a concern, given...
07-11-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By mstateglfr

Why would threading at the bottom be needed at...

Why would threading at the bottom be needed at all?
...my family uses a mix of thread and smooth stems and both work just fine.
bad tubes are such a frustration.
07-11-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont know why Campy suggests performance. If...

I dont know why Campy suggests performance. If you go by those who perform on bikes, how many teams ride Campy? How much Campy do you see in local crits?
Out of the UCI teams, 2 are sram, 3 are...
07-11-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,374
Posted By mstateglfr

. Its a discussion of a hypothetical scenario. ...

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Its a discussion of a hypothetical scenario.
Strava wouldn't need to entirely change how its set up. You could simply opt in or out of the dating side of the app. All the rest could remain the...
07-11-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,374
Posted By mstateglfr

If strava had a meet others/dating option, then...

If strava had a meet others/dating option, then it would obviously be an optional opt-in feature since it wouldn't apply to the massive % of users who are married or in long term relationships. ...
07-11-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,479
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, if you are riding flat chicagoland roads,...

Yeah, if you are riding flat chicagoland roads, maps, and trails- weight shouldn't be a consideration if you are choosing from multiple quality bikes.

I would take your current fleet and decide...
07-11-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By mstateglfr

The idea of 'buy the shop not the bike' is crazy...

The idea of 'buy the shop not the bike' is crazy to me. Buy the bike you like then take it to the shop you like.
Best of both worlds.

My wife's Synapse road bike is from my least favorite...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By mstateglfr

Don't go to that store again. its absurd to...

Don't go to that store again.
its absurd to claim only 1 size tire can fit a specific rim.
Some tires expand beyond the stated width. Some tires run narrower than the stated width.

I have 2...
07-10-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By mstateglfr

I thought this, but they cost well over the opxs...

I thought this, but they cost well over the opxs budget and there is maybe 1 size still in stock.
07-09-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By mstateglfr

I didnt wait, watching it now. He is just such a...

I didnt wait, watching it now. He is just such a mess that its awesome. His fumbling with the laser on the powerpoint was great.
But to the nuts and bolts of it- yeah it was interesting to see the...
07-09-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By mstateglfr

Ill have to watch/listen to this tomorrow during...

Ill have to watch/listen to this tomorrow during slow points of work for some laughs. That guy is such a dick that its funny at times.
07-09-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,349
Posted By mstateglfr

First off- great to hear you are riding pain...

First off- great to hear you are riding pain free.
I have always been surprised at the bike setups you have, given I am 6'5 and about your age and weight(39 and 215#). Envious is more apt a word...
07-09-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By mstateglfr

SoL- thank you for posting this! What a great...

SoL- thank you for posting this! What a great article from a technical perspective. So many details that just arent readily available when it comes to currently designed bikes.
I didnt know the...
07-09-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,982
Posted By mstateglfr

The levers could slide up higher a bit on the...

The levers could slide up higher a bit on the bars to make for a flat transition from ramps to the hoods. Then if the bars pivot downward 15deg or so, they will be flat for the tops, ramps, and...
07-09-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, well if you then sit in the same effective...

Oh, well if you then sit in the same effective position, then sure it could work to use an offset seatpost.
..the rails of your saddle allow for some saddle adjustment too, if you havent already...
07-09-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By mstateglfr

But that will just move the saddle back 20mm. If...

But that will just move the saddle back 20mm. If your saddle is in the proper position right now for your legs and knees to feel good, then moving it back 20mm isnt ideal since it will throw off...
07-09-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,374
Posted By mstateglfr

You are ignoring all the single women who cycle...

You are ignoring all the single women who cycle and are interested in dating. Jesus, just let them date.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,951
Posted By mstateglfr

I rode to REI yesterday to return some shirts...

I rode to REI yesterday to return some shirts that ive been holding onto since early when they closed stores. Since they require a mask and its an errand, I brought one. Then rode for exercise so...
07-09-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting that the 4 gravel tire tests I just...

Interesting that the 4 gravel tire tests I just looked at on BRR all measured narrower than the stated width.
The info is neat and all, but I think it really misses on the market, which is tires...
07-09-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By mstateglfr

My weekly goal with my gravel bike? - ride it...

My weekly goal with my gravel bike?
- ride it at least a couple times a week.

Thats it. I set low goals and a couple times this season I have still managed to not meet it!
07-08-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By mstateglfr

Not 35, but 38. ...

Not 35, but 38.
https://www.amazon.com/Panaracer-Gravel-Knobby-Tread-Folding/dp/B07HMLH2P3
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 980
Posted By mstateglfr

52/36 because you almost for sure arent spinning...

52/36 because you almost for sure arent spinning out and almost for sure dont need larger rings, so Ill suggest the ones that are the smallest difference from what you have.
Best of luck figuring...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,951
Posted By mstateglfr

I have brought one along when I plan to go to a...

I have brought one along when I plan to go to a store in the middle of the ride(ice cream stop with the family). I dont bring one on every ride though. They arent required by the state/towns where...
07-08-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,374
Posted By mstateglfr

I imagine dating apps took a serious hit in the...

I imagine dating apps took a serious hit in the last 4 months due to so many places being shut down.
Strava as a dating app?...I guess why not...its apparently struggling to generate money as a...
07-07-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,789
Posted By mstateglfr

The buy once cry once mentality for an RB1 is odd...

The buy once cry once mentality for an RB1 is odd to me because it doesnt seem like a grail bike when there are so many similar/equal frames from that period.

Panasonic, Miyata, Centurion,...
07-07-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By mstateglfr

I've bought a lot of random consumables from...

I've bought a lot of random consumables from China thru the years and have always been satisfied with the products.
Delivery is an unknown of 2weeks to 4weeks, but just don't buy anything that's...
07-07-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By mstateglfr

if you want a new fork, get this-...

if you want a new fork, get this- https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/cro-mo-cyclo-cross-lugged-fork because it will be lighter than the stock fork.
as has been said a dozen times already,...
07-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By mstateglfr

The name is still an issue? I thought the Kaw...

The name is still an issue? I thought the Kaw Nation(i think thats the correct one?) said months ago that they recognize the word 'dirty' is clearly in reference to the race being ridding on unpaved...
07-07-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By mstateglfr

These are 2 really different bikes. Based on the...

These are 2 really different bikes. Based on the two options you give, I would work hard to ignore the fuggo welds on the Canyon and buy one(if its ever in stock again) because its a significantly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,596
Posted By mstateglfr

Why is your view that the only 2 options are they...

Why is your view that the only 2 options are they charge a monthly fee or a massive violation of data occurs?

I would argue there are options between those two scenarios you cite.
07-05-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By mstateglfr

You can change the ziptie colors to match or...

You can change the ziptie colors to match or compliment frame colors.

The little plastic C clamps that can hold housing and hoses are, to me, worse than zipties because they too easily unhook...
07-04-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By mstateglfr

The same stuff as when I ride my non vintage road...

The same stuff as when I ride my non vintage road bikes.
I dont view the bike as the determined for how I should dress.

If I am riding with the family or riding for under 90min, ill typically...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By mstateglfr

I can't remember the last time someone said...

I can't remember the last time someone said 'American' and meant anything besides the USA. Nobody says 'America' and means Costa Rica, Canada, or Chile.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aerotechdesigns.c...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aerotechdesigns.com/amp/kids-bike-shorts.html

Google it?
07-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By mstateglfr

a couple friends have this tire. One is 120tpi...

a couple friends have this tire. One is 120tpi tubed and the other is 33tpi tubed. At almost 1# of combined difference between the two, there is a huge range within this tire's lineup.
One is...
07-02-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,256
Posted By mstateglfr

what are the seattube and downtube covers for?

what are the seattube and downtube covers for?
06-30-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By mstateglfr

If 10-20% of your ride will be gravel, I would...

If 10-20% of your ride will be gravel, I would focus on a tire for the 80-90% of riding. I guess the only reason to focus on the smaller % would be if its extreme, as in if the gravel you will ride...
06-30-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,599
Posted By mstateglfr

On a stationary bike in a gym?- sure, use...

On a stationary bike in a gym?- sure, use whatever shoe and amount of retention you want(none, straps, spd).
On a 10mi family ride for ice cream?- sure, use whatever shoe and amount of retention you...
06-30-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure- tubing specs are often not revealed. So...

Sure- tubing specs are often not revealed. So instead, its 'custom'. Sometimes, a brand really can get custom drawn tubes, but I am guessing the order has to be large or the per tube cost is going...
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