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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm guessing the working knowledge and...

I'm guessing the working knowledge and connections the ex-ragbrai team has with vendors and partners is going to give them a huge head start this year.
Whichever ride gets the overnight gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,952
Posted By mstateglfr

Woah, pump the brakes on the suggested...

Woah, pump the brakes on the suggested accusation.

I saw the follow up post was from september and the thread is active in october so I thought it was a current year's thread. My apology for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow. A lot to unpack, so here are some...

Wow.

A lot to unpack, so here are some bullets.

- the 2 shops I am willing to frequent are both very good and I have never purchased a bike from either. Not a bike for me or my family. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By mstateglfr

Entire RAGBRAI staff resigns

https://www.google.com/amp/s/whotv.com/2019/10/15/ragbrai-staff-resigns-starts-new-bike-ride-across-iowa/amp/

TJ and Scott are fantastic guys and host a great week of riding. Hopefully the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,952
Posted By mstateglfr

Rough year for you in terms of bike frustration. ...

Rough year for you in terms of bike frustration. A crazy expensive road bike frame breaks, it takes a month to resolve. An expensive gravel bike disappoints and frustrates you to the point of...
10-15-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By mstateglfr

...or its because you arent a machine and people...

...or its because you arent a machine and people have days where they feel stronger and faster than other days. Or the wind was with you a good bit. Either way, I wouldnt tie a 1.2mph increase on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By mstateglfr

For road bikes... Quality rim brakes that are...

For road bikes...
Quality rim brakes that are properly adjusted will stop you just as well as quality disc brakes that are properly adjusted.
Quality rim brakes that are properly adjusted will stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By mstateglfr

...except that wont fulfill your 'urgent need'...

...except that wont fulfill your 'urgent need' for the bike. So there isnt actually an urgent need? Or perhaps 'urgent need' uses the same line of thinking as a $3000 'budget build'?
10-15-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By mstateglfr

Just get a disc hub and dont use the disc. It...

Just get a disc hub and dont use the disc. It works perfectly fine. Centerlock hubs hide the disc option pretty well due to the design look.

There are tons of hubs- Hope and Bitex being a...
10-14-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By mstateglfr

A sutra ltd for me has a 71degree HTA with 50mm...

A sutra ltd for me has a 71degree HTA with 50mm fork offset, 72degree STA, 72mm of BB drop, 445mm chainstays, and a 648mm front center.

I have a mountain bike, but admittedly dont geek on them. ...
10-14-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By mstateglfr

Odd that the light gray version is lighter and...

Odd that the light gray version is lighter and uses different materials than the green and orange versions.

And based on a video review, a person on a regular length sleep pad is pushing the max...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course the local shop will be able to provide...

Of course the local shop will be able to provide better service. That service would be the same level for guardless of if they are working on a bike bought had their shop or a bike bought over the...
10-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By mstateglfr

you want to go 1x or 3x? those are seriously...

you want to go 1x or 3x? those are seriously different drivetrains.

SRAM doesnt make 8 or 9sp road drivetrains so those also arent an option. SRAM doesnt make a 3x road drivetrain so that isnt an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By mstateglfr

Agreed and Ill take it a bit further. If any...

Agreed and Ill take it a bit further.
If any shop is like this, I wouldnt bet they will be in business for the long term. Its a perplexing position to take, given how arbitrary and limiting it is. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By mstateglfr

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View of 'budget' aside, nobody here has any idea what you should do...
10-14-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7,506
Views: 2,025,078
Posted By mstateglfr

Definitely not knocking the use of a long cage,...

Definitely not knocking the use of a long cage, it just stuck out when looking at the bike. Its probably the writing on it vs a blank black arm. Totally understand using gears that work.
The black...
10-14-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive taken .2mm off a seat post before. Sanded...

Ive taken .2mm off a seat post before. Sanded down from 27.2 to 27.0 because I needed it at 27.0 for fit and also because there were some gouges originally. That isnt going to in any way negatively...
10-14-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7,506
Views: 2,025,078
Posted By mstateglfr

Never heard of the brand. Thanks for giving me a...

Never heard of the brand. Thanks for giving me a topic to look up and read about! I always love learning about the local/regional brands around the world.
10-14-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7,506
Views: 2,025,078
Posted By mstateglfr

Love the chromed stays and crankset. Super long...

Love the chromed stays and crankset. Super long rear derailleur arm...or may just seem like that due to the positioning?
red + chrome + black = cant stop looking!
10-14-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7,506
Views: 2,025,078
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.amazon.com/innicycle-Conversion-Headse...

https://www.amazon.com/innicycle-Conversion-Headset-quill-Threadless/dp/B07KFYZPD2

Consider this instead of a threadless stem conversion. Ive used the VO quill conversion and it is the nicest of...
10-13-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By mstateglfr

Really neat mix of small brand bikes you took...

Really neat mix of small brand bikes you took pics of. Funny that at a King event, how few King headsets were on the outdoor bikes.
10-13-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By mstateglfr

Each summer I will do a slip-n-slide or two on...

Each summer I will do a slip-n-slide or two on ragbrai and the shorts get soaked.

I choose hot/windy days and the shorts fully dry within an hour.
10-13-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By mstateglfr

Many people dont enjoy riding during the winter...

Many people dont enjoy riding during the winter months.
Temps below 40 may not be fun.
Piercing wind may not be fun
Snow and surprise ice may not be fun.

Indoor trainers and spin classes...
10-13-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a modern MTB with 27.5 wheels, slack 68deg...

I have a modern MTB with 27.5 wheels, slack 68deg hta, and an absurdly wide bar. Yet much of the singletrack where I live can be ridden faster and easier on my gravel bike. Much of the single track...
10-13-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By mstateglfr

Just popping in to say that 3x8 isnt 8 more gears...

Just popping in to say that 3x8 isnt 8 more gears than 2x8. Mathematically yes its 8 more, but practically speaking it isnt. You arent going to use some of the gearing combos on a 3x8 and others...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By mstateglfr

Every hat and ear cover I've used is able to...

Every hat and ear cover I've used is able to reduce/eliminate wind noise, regardless of brand. There just needs to be some material over your ear.

My favorite setup is a regular cycling cap...
10-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm what situation? Your scenario is nothing...

I'm what situation?

Your scenario is nothing like Amain buying the nashbar and performance brand names.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

You have identical bikes with just different...

You have identical bikes with just different versions of Ultegra?
Seems redundant.

I have redundancy, but not like this. How do you decide to ride one vs the other since they are basically the...
10-11-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By mstateglfr

The council convened and we approve your request....

The council convened and we approve your request. It better be good, considering you started a thread just to ask to discuss.
10-11-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By mstateglfr

Gravel bike 3 road bikes from different...

Gravel bike
3 road bikes from different periods, all modern drivetrains though.
Modern MTB.
Touring/commuting bike.

I've reduced the fleet this year by 3 and still have overlap.
The 6 I have...
10-11-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By mstateglfr

Because this is BF and almost none of us can...

Because this is BF and almost none of us can resist suggesting he equipment, consider the WTB Resolute tire also.
I am using these tubeless, and they fly compared to the 120 TPI MSO, and I actually...
10-11-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By mstateglfr

Between the 2 tires you mention, I would go with...

Between the 2 tires you mention, I would go with the MSO in 120tpi if you are using tubes. Fast, light, and good protection. If tubeless, then still the MSO, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,834
Posted By mstateglfr

No.

No.
10-11-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By mstateglfr

Dude's core muscles must be insane.

Dude's core muscles must be insane.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By mstateglfr

In what way is a CC 110 worse than a King...

In what way is a CC 110 worse than a King headset? For that matter, not sure how a CC 50 is worse in any meaningful way, but it is cheaper.

King doesnt make the style of headset you need?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By mstateglfr

It came stock with a Cane Creek headset. Why not...

It came stock with a Cane Creek headset. Why not just use a CC headset now?

What are the measurements- i assume its a 1 1/8 headset but since very few on here will realistically know the details...
10-10-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By mstateglfr

- Ive read that ultrasonic testing can be used,...

- Ive read that ultrasonic testing can be used, but the obvious limitation there is that not many people are carrying around ultrasound machines or know how to use them to 'see' voids or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By mstateglfr

Are you looking at 1x or 2x? Either way an 11-46...

Are you looking at 1x or 2x? Either way an 11-46 is too large to officially work. But if its 1x, then there is at least a chance since its 4t larger than the stated max.

For what its worth, a...
10-09-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,971
Posted By mstateglfr

Doesnt the paint/clear coat already on the bike...

Doesnt the paint/clear coat already on the bike protect from UV? I know for sure that a frame I built was painted with UV protection in the formula. It was a mix of House of Kolor paints.
...
10-09-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By mstateglfr

I guess my gravel bike is my go to bike since I...

I guess my gravel bike is my go to bike since I ride it the most.
Really- the bike I go to is the one that will work best for where/how I am riding.

singletrack- my MTB or sometimes my gravel...
10-09-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By mstateglfr

1- Everyone comes to cycling from a different...

1- Everyone comes to cycling from a different position in life, so however miles you can ride right now is perfectly OK. Cycling is always better than alternatives like watching reruns or mowing the...
10-09-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont have riding experience, but I see it every...

I dont have riding experience, but I see it every time I am in the local REI and can say that it is a very nice looking road bike for the price.
With that said...

- It isnt designed to handle a...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By mstateglfr

I would love to hear how dsb_mac managed to dig...

I would love to hear how dsb_mac managed to dig this thread up from over a decade ago.
10-08-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By mstateglfr

Carbon frames arent all equal in that a lower...

Carbon frames arent all equal in that a lower model carbon bike may use different material than a higher model carbon bike.

The boutique frames cost more for a number of reasons.
- Lack of...
10-07-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 78,731
Posted By mstateglfr

His thinned lugs are always such a great looking...

His thinned lugs are always such a great looking style. And the plugs for the rear drop out is a really cool change from the typical slotted drop outs. The window really adds to the drop outs too....
10-07-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,088
Posted By mstateglfr

Dave_mayer - Halloween isn't for another 3.5...

Dave_mayer - Halloween isn't for another 3.5 weeks. No need to resurrect the dead this soon.
10-07-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By mstateglfr

My closest bike would be a mid-late 80s Ross Mt...

My closest bike would be a mid-late 80s Ross Mt Hood frame that I built up in singlespeed form with period components to ride around the neighborhood with my kids. Ended up almost never using it. I...
10-07-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,806
Posted By mstateglfr

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10-07-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, I have a serious issue- I just sold a 22.5"...

Ha, I have a serious issue- I just sold a 22.5" chrome Ross MTB frame because I didnt use it enough(hardly ever). Yet I just clicked into here and thought about how cool it would be to have that...
10-07-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By mstateglfr

The early 90s Univega hybrid I used to make my...

The early 90s Univega hybrid I used to make my first gravel bike used double butted cromoly tubes(on the thicker side of butting), had 72 head and seat tube angles, and was quite comfortable. It had...
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