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08-01-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. I am 6'5 and don't view 200 as...

Interesting. I am 6'5 and don't view 200 as 'very thin'. The perception is probably where the weight is carried within the body and if it's muscle or fat.
08-01-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By mstateglfr

My 65cm Black Mountain frame that had 2000g...

My 65cm Black Mountain frame that had 2000g wheels, 40mm tires with tubes, 105 level drivetrain, and aluminum cockpit weighed right at 25#.
I could very much see a 52cm size with some decent but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By mstateglfr

The shop had no access to some basic platform...

The shop had no access to some basic platform pedals?
Thats...odd.
07-29-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By mstateglfr

I bought the bar bag in store last week. I'm on...

I bought the bar bag in store last week. I'm on ragbrai now and it's been really good. I can access both zippers while riding, even with my out front garmin mount.
With that said, I would only...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By mstateglfr

I cant imagine skateboarding from coast to coast....

I cant imagine skateboarding from coast to coast. For this trail, basically none of Montana or Wyoming is complete. I hear there are some slight hills out in that area which are pretty unavoidable...
07-26-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By mstateglfr

I had a set of Rando Pros on a touring bike and...

I had a set of Rando Pros on a touring bike and while they were perfectly fine, there are plenty of alternatives of equal value/quality/price.
I would buy some Panaracer GravelKing SS tires and call...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 973
Posted By mstateglfr

- dont adjust the saddle position in an effort to...

- dont adjust the saddle position in an effort to shorten reach. that isnt how fit works. saddle position is for where your body is in relation to the bottom bracket. stem length and angle is for...
07-25-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By mstateglfr

What is the reasoning for running tires over max...

What is the reasoning for running tires over max pressure on washboarded roads? I would think when you have such a wide tire as 2.1, you would want it to have less pressure to allow the tire to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,779
Posted By mstateglfr

^ Is the rim branded as 'shittie'?

^
Is the rim branded as 'shittie'?
07-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By mstateglfr

The road bike collection on their site shows a...

The road bike collection on their site shows a ridden and used older Fuji as the picture to click on for road bikes...and then you go to a page with half the links missing pics and all the links...
07-23-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,715
Posted By mstateglfr

I use it with a garmin gps. it can work on a...

I use it with a garmin gps. it can work on a phone with the garmin app. notification is an audible 'beep', a little moving dot that represents the approaching vehicle, and side colors that turn a...
07-23-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By mstateglfr

What is happening with that black cable housing...

What is happening with that black cable housing thats twist tied in the pic?
07-23-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By mstateglfr

This would be like counterfeiting $1 bills. It...

This would be like counterfeiting $1 bills. It isnt done for a reason.
07-23-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,715
Posted By mstateglfr

I bought a Varia a couple weeks ago and love it. ...

I bought a Varia a couple weeks ago and love it. It provides yet another little bit of interest/entertainment to break up the miles by watching dots move on the screen. But really, I like that when...
07-22-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, yeah the post was some rambling with no real...

Ha, yeah the post was some rambling with no real point.
I forgot about speedsleev as I saw that a couple months ago since I have their wedge bags on all my bikes.
​If this rei bag is a bust, I'll...
07-22-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By mstateglfr

Their jerseys are well made, at least the $100ish...

Their jerseys are well made, at least the $100ish level. Each comes in race or club fit. A guy I ride with has a few of them and has worn em for years.
All the options I would want are a 3 week...
07-22-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By mstateglfr

I bought a small handlebar bag

I have firmly been in the 'no handlebar bag' camp, even though they look neat on some bikes. A couple years ago i was also firmly in the 'no fanny pack' camp. This is mostly based on a totally...
07-22-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,464
Posted By mstateglfr

Where in Iowa are you from? You described...

Where in Iowa are you from?

You described the reasoning well. Driftless region of Iowa?...sure I could see discs being more of a need.
Where I am, gravel rides are 40-60' of climb per...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By mstateglfr

I wear them. I have a few from Voler and Craft. ...

I wear them. I have a few from Voler and Craft. The Craft mesh is significantly nicer than Voler in fit and material.
None of them keep me dry in the summer, but I still wear them because I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,880
Posted By mstateglfr

Your tires have a 150# weight limit? Are they...

Your tires have a 150# weight limit? Are they not actually pneumatic and made of rubber? How in the world could a bike be spec'd with tires that can only hold 150#?
That makes no sense to me.
07-22-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,464
Posted By mstateglfr

Many people ride their gravel bikes on roads so...

Many people ride their gravel bikes on roads so sketchy off road experiences with rim brake MTBs have no bearing on how they ride.
I ride my gravel bike on gravel roads. They are roads that are...
07-22-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,464
Posted By mstateglfr

I am not aware of full build gravel bikes with...

I am not aware of full build gravel bikes with rim brakes. Even All City retired the rim brake Space Horse 4 years ago. Surly has the Cross Check in flat bar as a rim brake bike still, but I would...
07-21-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,509
Posted By mstateglfr

but then you have derailleurs only a mother could...

but then you have derailleurs only a mother could love.


...I thought I posted this earlier. It's not really funny to begin with, but even less funny for what seems like the second time.
and...
07-21-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,509
Posted By mstateglfr

By riding externally routed bikes. Its easy to...

By riding externally routed bikes. Its easy to not have to deal with something that isnt applicable.
07-21-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.scamdoc.com/view/176941 Funny-...

https://www.scamdoc.com/view/176941

Funny- all are 1* reviews. There are a few 5* reviews that should be 1*, but it appears the reviewers dont understand the * system.
07-21-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By mstateglfr

Voler black label bibs are fantastic. For $165,...

Voler black label bibs are fantastic. For $165, they better be.

Their mid level $95 jersey has been a total hassle though.
I bought 2 in my size(xl club) a couple months ago and they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,579
Posted By mstateglfr

I am not saying you will get a better set of...

I am not saying you will get a better set of wheels thru them vs Hunt or a Fulcrum option. Its possible you get a better set though. 'Better' is subjective as it means different things to each of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,579
Posted By mstateglfr

Just call prowheelbuilder and speak with them. ...

Just call prowheelbuilder and speak with them. They have a house build that will work fine for you. Yes you may need to discuss 'drillings', but dont worry because it isnt nearly as scary as you...
07-19-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive ridden them a few times- always at a resort...

Ive ridden them a few times- always at a resort or on an island. They are called a 'beach cruiser' for a reason. Ambergris Caye in Belize has basically 0 feet of elevation thru the island and you...
07-19-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By mstateglfr

Does anyone feel motivated by the 'clyde' term to no longer be one?

Curious to hear what motivates each of us.

I have slowly lost weight over the last 20+ months and moved from 243# to 210#. I have never been motivated by the 'clyde' term, but recently thought...
07-19-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,827
Posted By mstateglfr

Timmy was nauseatingly elitist in many ways, but...

Timmy was nauseatingly elitist in many ways, but his comment about how nobody who actually rides gravel calls it 'gravel grinding' really isnt far off. Sure its easy to find examples that disprove...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By mstateglfr

With the POC Ventral Air Spin, I definitely would...

With the POC Ventral Air Spin, I definitely would have kept mine if a medium size fit with a cap underneath.
I am 58.5 without cap and 60 with cap. Moving to the size large POC Ventral Air Spin...
07-18-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,542,981
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a mix of roads and paths thru Darien,...

It's a mix of roads and paths thru Darien, Lemont, Palos(one of em), Western Springs, and Burr Ridge.
Waterfall Glen is the crushed path area and this double track as well as some single track is...
07-18-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,503
Posted By mstateglfr

- You must feel very I'll each time your ride...

- You must feel very I'll each time your ride your bike, given how many bikes with shifting from the hoods exist in the world due to the last 30 years of manufacturing.

- They aren't...
07-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,503
Posted By mstateglfr

The c&v continuum is wide ranging. Not...

The c&v continuum is wide ranging. Not everything must be embraced by all.
If you dislike something, then start a thread about it. Your rant would be thread #489 about how shifting from the...
07-18-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,503
Posted By mstateglfr

This land shark has always always a killer...

This land shark has always always a killer looking bike. The paint is obviously what sets it off, but the geometry and seat stay attachment style help a lot.
07-18-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,231
Posted By mstateglfr

Some really nice examples and some really curious...

Some really nice examples and some really curious examples so far.
The pink 770 is smokin! And the Girodana to start things off is always a great one to see. It has pretty ideal measurements for...
07-18-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,535
Posted By mstateglfr

You crazy fool! Don't you know ear buds are why...

You crazy fool! Don't you know ear buds are why MUPs are dangerous?!

...I wear ear buds on every solo ride.
07-17-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,422
Posted By mstateglfr

I think POC Ventral Air Spin is the only helmet I...

I think POC Ventral Air Spin is the only helmet I have owned or tried that allows glasses to be stored right side up. All others, from a couple entry level to a good dozen high level, required...
07-17-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,535
Posted By mstateglfr

I suppose loose awareness wouldn't be ideal. One...

I suppose loose awareness wouldn't be ideal. One must keep their awareness firm and tight. If left unchecked, loose awareness eventually leads to limp and flaccid awareness. There is no coming...
07-17-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,542,981
Posted By mstateglfr

Brought my gravel bike into the Chicago burbs for...

Brought my gravel bike into the Chicago burbs for an extended 4th of July visit.
Did some mixed surface riding- road, crushed stone paths, basic singletrsck, and wooded bridle paths. No gravel...
07-17-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,807
Posted By mstateglfr

A full minute? Take a stop watch and really...

A full minute? Take a stop watch and really experience 1 full minute in silence. Someone held their horn down for that long? Come on.

Your threads are fun.
07-16-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By mstateglfr

If 42mm at 35psi is jarring, you should stay away...

If 42mm at 35psi is jarring, you should stay away from ever riding a road bike with 25-32mm tires.
07-16-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,164
Posted By mstateglfr

14 pounds? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

14 pounds?
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,779
Posted By mstateglfr

No, direct mount rim brakes wont make some huge...

No, direct mount rim brakes wont make some huge comeback. They were a short lived answer something that very few people asked.

20 years from now, most bikes will probably be electric. Heck,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
Posted By mstateglfr

I wear one 85% of time, and the brim is backward....

I wear one 85% of time, and the brim is backward. 5% brim forward. 10% of rides without one.
They definitely defeat the purpose of the current crop of high ventilation helmets that are popular...
07-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By mstateglfr

Troll joke gone bad?

Troll joke gone bad?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,073
Posted By mstateglfr

Forgot to mention- Sigr. They have 3 levels-...

Forgot to mention- Sigr.
They have 3 levels- explorer, signature, and pro.

I have a signature jersey that is lightweight and nicely made. The pockets are tight vs loose and floppy. The sides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,663
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,663
Posted By mstateglfr

yeah, a different build tends to result in...

yeah, a different build tends to result in different weight.
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