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09-20-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,087
Posted By mstateglfr

Black components all around or silver components...

Black components all around or silver components all around. Matching components that are in pairs.
Besides that, I typically dont operate in the realm of period correctness.
All my c&v frames are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By mstateglfr

Alloy. ...

Alloy.
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09-20-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes- this happens on probably every tire Ive...

Yes- this happens on probably every tire Ive mounted new.
WTB, Schwalbe, Clement, Continental, Vittoria- models from these brands have all measured wider after a day or two. Those are just ones I...
09-20-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By mstateglfr

Assuming it is one of the 130mm OLD models(not...

Assuming it is one of the 130mm OLD models(not sure if any werent)- Ill 2nd the velomine suggestion.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow, I wasnt trolling at all. I could have...

Wow, I wasnt trolling at all. I could have instead asked- why would a dumb-trainer setup not work for you? Perhaps that would have come off as less trollish?
Either way- ill see my way out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By mstateglfr

Ah, gotcha. Is a dumb-setup not a good...

Ah, gotcha.

Is a dumb-setup not a good option for you?...normal basic trainer and a bluetooth speed/cadence sensor. It isnt as slick, but if the slick ones dont work well...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By mstateglfr

Praxis Cycles = incredibly good customer service

The NDS arm of my Zayante crank snapped last Sunday while riding. It sucked since I was a few miles from the end and it wasnt a flat 3 miles to pedal 1 footed.

After contacting Praxis and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By mstateglfr

Why would you narrow your choices down to 3...

Why would you narrow your choices down to 3 trainers with established reputations for not working properly?

I agree that its frustrating when products arent fully sorted out before reaching...
09-19-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By mstateglfr

For what its worth, Microshift shifters are...

For what its worth, Microshift shifters are available for under $50 per pair....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,511
Posted By mstateglfr

What you describe is, to me, part of the range of...

What you describe is, to me, part of the range of gravel bikes- but it isnt at all the only type nor should it be. Your description brings an adventure bikepacking style bike to mind- something you...
09-19-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, since I havent gotten around to tearing the...

Ok, since I havent gotten around to tearing the bike down, one more one more bump.
09-19-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By mstateglfr

Both bikes us 9sp cassettes in back(the 105 is...

Both bikes us 9sp cassettes in back(the 105 is 27sp since its a 3x crank).
2015 Sora shifting works perfectly fine. It is accurate and reliable. The Sora shifters used to be an inferior design,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a parktool 10 stand and like it for the...

I have a parktool 10 stand and like it for the sale price i bought it for...$130 i think. It's been 5 years probably. Its sturdy and holds easily.

Feedback has a nicer quick release clamp to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By mstateglfr

With regard to cycling specific brands- Park...

With regard to cycling specific brands- Park Tool, Pedros, Feedback, Spin Doctor, Topeak, and more- all are brands that I own in some capacity and find value in, based on each tool's intended use. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,511
Posted By mstateglfr

My gravel bike has a 72.5 head tube angle, 73.5...

My gravel bike has a 72.5 head tube angle, 73.5 seat tube angle, 56mm of trail, 430mm chainstay, and 77mm of BB drop.
Those measurements are certainly closer to an endurance road bike than a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,511
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, you summed it up well from what I can see. ...

Ha, you summed it up well from what I can see. Next we will find out that all the random points tie together somehow and we just cant understand.
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,777
Posted By mstateglfr

Adjusted... I replace 1 word and your...

Adjusted...


I replace 1 word and your paragraph applies perfectly to what I see most times I am on a busy interurban paved path near me.



Its not the arrow- it's the cyclist.
09-17-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By mstateglfr

A 1.16mm thick tube on a 28.6mm tube means a...

A 1.16mm thick tube on a 28.6mm tube means a seatpost that is 26.2 or 26.4(accounting for variation).
But the seat post is actually 27.2mm.

So the measurement of tubing thickness is wrong....
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By mstateglfr

I bought a Velo brand youth saddle a few years...

I bought a Velo brand youth saddle a few years ago and it's now on kid #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . Not expensive, not wildly designed, just simply a...
09-17-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By mstateglfr

Maybe have a relatively local brand build you a...

Maybe have a relatively local brand build you a bike? You mentioned there is appeal in the smaller brands.
Black Mountain Cycles.

The frame is $100 more than the Surly and you could build it up...
09-17-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 96,214
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh thats fantastic! Really cool color and a...

Oh thats fantastic! Really cool color and a great brand.
My Black Mountain Monstercross frame is hanging on hooks right now waiting to have my old touring frame components added to it this...
09-17-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, their lookbook is really detailed, but a...

Yeah, their lookbook is really detailed, but a pain to access.
Trail for my frame is 56.
09-17-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By mstateglfr

Top of seat tube measurements dont look correct...

Top of seat tube measurements dont look correct on some. An example would be the 1.16mm top of seat tube on a black mountain cycles frame. Its a 28.6mm seat tube and uses a 27.2mm seatpost. The...
09-17-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,174
Posted By mstateglfr

1- braking while your hands are on bar-ends has...

1- braking while your hands are on bar-ends has its challenges. I mention this since you cite how braking with drops can be a challenge.
2- I cant imagine being able to swing a bike laterally back...
09-17-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By mstateglfr

wow, thats a crazy failure! There is no upside...

wow, thats a crazy failure! There is no upside to having that repaired- the effort and cost involved would surely exceed the worth(whatever that is to you up to the cost of a frame).
09-17-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By mstateglfr

Well except for the eventual stem swap(whenever...

Well except for the eventual stem swap(whenever my preferred 100mm stem is in stock), its done and is dirty. I rode it for a few hours in the Driftless region of Northeast Iowa- steep hills all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,985
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: 147
Views: 10,524
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: 503
Views: 25,174
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: 11
Views: 474
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: 52
Views: 2,389
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: 67
Views: 4,985
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: 535,815
Posted By mstateglfr

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

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09-16-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 164,258
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: 304
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: 406
Views: 22,032
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: 503
Views: 25,174
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: 7
Views: 413
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: 400
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: 28
Views: 930
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: 21
Views: 575
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: 1,697
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: 67
Views: 4,985
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: 91
Views: 6,193
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: 255
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: 1,697
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: 1,697
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: 621
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: 1,697
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: 1,697
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.
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