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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,871
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand your responses to my post. ...

I dont understand your responses to my post.

I didnt say I believe they are the same. I simply said there is trickle down, which there is. Lower groups receive changes that higher groups already...
09-16-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,307
Posted By mstateglfr

Wait- you charged different amounts of money for...

Wait- you charged different amounts of money for the same work just based on if someone in the shop felt the customer had been in prior to learn about the component(s)?
That is about the shadiest...
09-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 19,802
Posted By mstateglfr

What? No way was he trying to reference a famous...

What? No way was he trying to reference a famous pop culture quote. How dare you correct the obvious attempt! Cant you see he was clearly referencing something else and nailed it as intended?***
09-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By mstateglfr

With tubes- Clement/Donnelly MSO 40 in the 120tpi...

With tubes- Clement/Donnelly MSO 40 in the 120tpi option.

I used em for a few years- they wear extremely well on pavement and gravel. And they roll really well.
The 120tpi version is light, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By mstateglfr

Yup- that further confirmed it's never fun to see...

Yup- that further confirmed it's never fun to see crashes. Solo crashes included.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,871
Posted By mstateglfr

1- its laughable that you dont see aesthetic...

1- its laughable that you dont see aesthetic similarities.

2- even if there weren't aesthetic similarities, trickle down can still exist since components are designed internally as well as...
09-16-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 533,739
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190916_092658_d305a77c266ef663f7a2596c2645cad1089e3012.jpg
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09-16-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 163,127
Posted By mstateglfr

I set a route up in northeast iowa to ride in the...

I set a route up in northeast iowa to ride in the driftless region(where ice hadn't scraped the land flat long ago) while on my way back from a bikeforums group road ride yesterday in WI.

This...
09-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By mstateglfr

Woah! That is a great place to drop some serious...

Woah! That is a great place to drop some serious weight. Even midlevel priced wheelsets that will still last a long time are in the 1800g range.
09-15-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 19,606
Posted By mstateglfr

To the organizers and support- thank you for the...

To the organizers and support- thank you for the effort. It was a really great event.

I wish I could have been there on saturday for the bike show, but family obligations just get in the way of...
09-15-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 19,802
Posted By mstateglfr

Today I did the Coppi ride in WI that was...

Today I did the Coppi ride in WI that was advertised on the c&v forum.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1162293-do.html

63mi with 5000# if climb, which is a lot for this region. As a...
09-15-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By mstateglfr

If it's the style of bike you want and it fits,...

If it's the style of bike you want and it fits, it's a great deal. You wouldnt be able to build anything for that price of that quality.
09-15-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By mstateglfr

My old gravel frame was wet paint t with a clear...

My old gravel frame was wet paint t with a clear powder coat on top.
It's still in fantastic condition 4 years and probably 6000mi later.

In your case, I would look into powdercoat since it's a...
09-14-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By mstateglfr

I've seen that before and have to question the...

I've seen that before and have to question the accuracy, based on a few of the frames I know.
If what's listed that sound wrong is actually accurate, I'm shocked.
09-14-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By mstateglfr

Powder will last longest and look best. ...

Powder will last longest and look best.
spray.bike will last second longest and look second best.
Rattle can will last shortest and look worst.


Rattle can look good, but the nature of the...
09-14-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,514
Posted By mstateglfr

Just figured I would clarify where the Katy is,...

Just figured I would clarify where the Katy is, in case the OP doesnt realize. It runs between KC and STL, which are 2 of the cities specifically mentioned as wanting to avoid and runs alongside the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,871
Posted By mstateglfr

Unless there is some longterm study, all of this...

Unless there is some longterm study, all of this is one person's observations differ from another person's observations.
Neat.
09-14-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,767
Posted By mstateglfr

5000 is an absurd amount. There is simply no...

5000 is an absurd amount. There is simply no justifiable reason to have a light that strong on your helmet moving vertically and laterally as you look around.

Crank it down 5x perhaps.
Or...
09-13-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By mstateglfr

Yasujiro bikes - dont see that this has been mentioned here before...

Yasujiro (http://yasujirobike.com/product_detail.php?sn=10)

Tange as a brand is still around. Ownership transferred, but the brand exists and still churns out tubing in multiple levels. ...
09-13-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,514
Posted By mstateglfr

I asked what bike because I'm interested in what...

I asked what bike because I'm interested in what you plan to use and are riding. I know you dislike(d) your trek, so wasnt sure if you are using that or something else. I'm curious what people use...
09-13-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,514
Posted By mstateglfr

What is your deal? Why are you challenging people...

What is your deal? Why are you challenging people who are simply responding tontuenquestions you posed?
If you dont like the responses, that isn't everyone's fault...especially when the responses...
09-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By mstateglfr

Each tool on a hook at the end for pivoting(open...

Each tool on a hook at the end for pivoting(open and close) where you can easily unthread the rod the hooks are attached to would be nice, as long as the whole system is secure and doesnt flex. ...
09-13-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,514
Posted By mstateglfr

How is a spoke changed on a solid rim? Thats...

How is a spoke changed on a solid rim? Thats something for me to look into- interesting.
09-13-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,514
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow. Fair enough- sounds like you have done all...

Wow.
Fair enough- sounds like you have done all the research and they fit what you want.
09-12-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,514
Posted By mstateglfr

While the mavic wheels may work perfectly for...

While the mavic wheels may work perfectly for years and thousands of miles, what would the benefit be of getting them vs a more standardized build?

$1200 for a low spoke wheelset that's light but...
09-12-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,276
Posted By mstateglfr

The scenario where people go to a shop and buy...

The scenario where people go to a shop and buy coffee has been mentioned many times so far in this thread. There are presumably chairs/tables/couches in these locations.
I'm not splitting hairs- I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,021
Posted By mstateglfr

What? I haven't told people like Jobst that...

What?
I haven't told people like Jobst that they are crazy for attributing their heart attack to cycling.

That isn't even close to anything I have posted.
09-12-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By mstateglfr

They are incredibly similar in terms of overall...

They are incredibly similar in terms of overall quality, component level, and price.

I work on a couple dozen FX1 bikes each year(rim brake version) and based on that- I would lean towards the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By mstateglfr

24" still. And if it's an actual mtb frame, a...

24" still. And if it's an actual mtb frame, a smaller frame would be good for longer as it's easier to control on trails when they are 10, 11, and 12.

...but one they hit 11.5 to 12, all bets are...
09-12-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By mstateglfr

I drove thru there when I was in college and...

I drove thru there when I was in college and 'home' on a break. My parents had moved out to Half Moon Bay which is just south of SF on the coast, I had nothing to do each day, so I drove all over...
09-12-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,276
Posted By mstateglfr

Why do you think such a relationship would be...

Why do you think such a relationship would be beneficial to have? Besides hoping that it gets you a brodeal, what benefit would there be?

I dont hang out at a bike shop. Just no interest as I am...
09-12-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,276
Posted By mstateglfr

Country Club. Bar. Cafe. Diner. ...

Country Club.
Bar.
Cafe.
Diner.
Starbucks.
Panera.

These are hangout places where people sit and chat while others work.
Some are places where people talk with just one another. Others are...
09-11-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,564
Posted By mstateglfr

Ah, that gearing makes sense then. I grew up...

Ah, that gearing makes sense then.
I grew up in the north and northwest suburbs and the only place I've seen flatter than Chicagoland is the MS Delta.
09-11-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By mstateglfr

That ekoi site is cool- the interactive color...

That ekoi site is cool- the interactive color customization is neat.

I cant say I've ever looked for a vintage looking helmet or tried to match my helmet style to the bike I am riding...its there...
09-11-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,564
Posted By mstateglfr

ha, hadn't realized you didnt pist a pic till...

ha, hadn't realized you didnt pist a pic till just now.
That gearing is HUGE! Some strong pulling right there.

I bought compressionless brake housing for the frame I just built and it's really...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,871
Posted By mstateglfr

Between the two of us, you are in the know more,...

Between the two of us, you are in the know more, so not challenging- just clarifying here...

So a $12000 bike has a smaller margin than a $450 bike?

An entry level Trek fx1 has a higher margin...
09-11-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 692
Posted By mstateglfr

So for those in the know- is Columbus Technos...

So for those in the know- is Columbus Technos just private label tubing for Colnago that is really one of the Nivacrom offerings? I havent heard of Technos before.
09-11-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 692
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow that purple tubing fade is fantastic,...

Wow that purple tubing fade is fantastic, especially with the offsetting chrome.

What Campy FD is that, does it work perfectly, and why did you use that instead of a 105/Ultegra/DA? Not...
09-11-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes we do- it was already stated we do. Ugh,...

Yes we do- it was already stated we do. Ugh, read the thread.***
09-11-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By mstateglfr

It needs to not bend, not be bulky, and to have...

It needs to not bend, not be bulky, and to have the tools I need.
Pretty straight forward.


I would be interested to hear why you want to design a new multi-tool. How did you land on a...
09-11-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,307
Posted By mstateglfr

You have to recognize that this request may be...

You have to recognize that this request may be outside the sweetspot of brick and mortar retail shops.
A lot of what I want is outside the sweetspot of the shops around me. Its no fun, but its...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,871
Posted By mstateglfr

I own and have ridden 105 from the early 90s,...

I own and have ridden 105 from the early 90s, early 00s, late 00s, and mid-late 10s.
I also own and have ridden Ultegra from the late 90s when it was 600tricolor, early 90s when it was 600Ultegra,...
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By mstateglfr

It's on the DE CL and the philly CL...but that's...

It's on the DE CL and the philly CL...but that's reasonable since the listed town is a stone's throw from PA. It's basically a far suburb.

Not saying it isn't stolen, no comment there.
Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,871
Posted By mstateglfr

Even if the production costs of 105 and DA are...

Even if the production costs of 105 and DA are the same, the difference in weight and for a long time tech, allows DA to command a higher price.

I'll let you in on a general business secrect-...
09-10-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,245
Posted By mstateglfr

1- your post contradicts your point. 2- I can...

1- your post contradicts your point.
2- I can hear cars approaching when I ride with music playing thru ear buds.
3- the lack of hearing a car approach would t preclude me from riding. If I...
09-10-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By mstateglfr

The people who name sram mtb components need to...

The people who name sram mtb components need to be kicked and fired. What a confusing designation hierarchy.
Too many with 'X' in the name...which is all of them.
09-10-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By mstateglfr

Between those two specific models I would go for...

Between those two specific models I would go for the Masi.
I like the look more, the steel tubing is entry level but fine, and the components are significantly nicer for how I ride.

The Masi's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,021
Posted By mstateglfr

I understood your post. English is my first...

I understood your post.
English is my first language.

I deleted the rest of your post because at no point in your post do you show my comment was wrong. You actually showed further 'evidence'...
09-10-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,483
Posted By mstateglfr

For modern steel- I have a Black Mountain...

For modern steel-

I have a Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross frame that is from about '14 thats been my gravel bike and what I ride around with family. Heat treated double butted tubing, fits...
09-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 19,606
Posted By mstateglfr

I am registered and wont be able to make it into...

I am registered and wont be able to make it into town until probably 730 on Saturday evening. Point being- registered or not- you would be around meeting everyone before me and would be quite...
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