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05-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 532
Posted By mstateglfr

Salsa Vaya steel ...

Salsa Vaya steel
https://www.salsacycles.com/bikes/2021_vaya_grx_600
628mm stack and 372mm reach in the 57cm size
647mm stack and 384.8mm reach in the 59.5cm size


Kona Libre aluminum...
05-23-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 167
Posted By mstateglfr

A 17" 90s MTB will be pretty big for someone 5'3....

A 17" 90s MTB will be pretty big for someone 5'3. Not for sure insurmountable, but 50/50 as to making it fit well.
The camera angle makes that bike look small. Who knows if it was measured...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By mstateglfr

Odd timing. SUMMERTIME is a current early...

Odd timing.

SUMMERTIME is a current early sale code they just sent for the weekend. It expires tonight at midnight pacific.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20,411
Views: 4,710,024
Posted By mstateglfr

Seems a touch aggressive and tight on clearance...

Seems a touch aggressive and tight on clearance for fun on gravel, but to each their own.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure is.

Sure is.
05-18-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By mstateglfr

9sp Shimano compatible is the sweetspot for...

9sp Shimano compatible is the sweetspot for getting a triple to work with an MTB RD to work with road shifting. Shimano keeps pushing 9sp down their product line so the model of FD or RD changes...
05-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,038
Posted By mstateglfr

Things have not changed a ton in the last 20...

Things have not changed a ton in the last 20 years, with regard to recreational road bike cycling. Things have changed more in the last 30 years(what you said this bike's age is), but still not at...
05-17-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By mstateglfr

After you take the wheel to a shop, ask if they...

After you take the wheel to a shop, ask if they hold basic maintenance classes. If they do, sign up for the next available class. If they dont, look for a bike collective/co-op in your area and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10,389
Views: 3,107,979
Posted By mstateglfr

As mentioned, stack and reach were not...

As mentioned, stack and reach were not measurements at the turn of the century. Heck they really werent even common 10 years ago. Even 5 years ago those measurements were not included on some bike...
05-16-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,031
Posted By mstateglfr

HAHA! I was genuinely looking at the picture you...

HAHA! I was genuinely looking at the picture you had where you can see the bay and was wondering if you meant there are no boats out there because there is preparation for fire duty. I was super...
05-16-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By mstateglfr

The peak of $8.3b may have been Q2 of '21, but...

The peak of $8.3b may have been Q2 of '21, but the decline has been very gradual.

Consumption jumped from $6.1b to $8.2 b in 1 year- Q1 '20 to Q1 '21. It has dropped just $.7b in 1 year from Q1...
05-16-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,031
Posted By mstateglfr

What do boats have to do with preparing for the...

What do boats have to do with preparing for the fire season?
05-16-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By mstateglfr

Really neat paint and some cool design touches on...

Really neat paint and some cool design touches on the frame. That fork though...huh.
I bet this would rock a steel chrome fork really well.
05-14-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow, VO frames have really changed since I last...

Wow, VO frames have really changed since I last looked at the details...and not for the better.
That tapered steel fork on the Pass Hunter is fugly. Tapered steel fork? Good lord. I get it, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,328
Posted By mstateglfr

Haha what? There is a healthy amount of saddle...

Haha what?
There is a healthy amount of saddle to bar drop and the bar's drops are below the top tube.
Priportions look solid. Are you thinking the stem should be slammed for every bike?
05-13-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By mstateglfr

We get it, you work in a shop and have a vested...

We get it, you work in a shop and have a vested interest in shop traffic, but claiming it probably isn't worth it if you can't put a hand on an item is just flat out goofy.
You have purchased a ton...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 864,594
Posted By mstateglfr

Twinsix is clearing out jerseys and bibs. ...

Twinsix is clearing out jerseys and bibs.

Some really good prices if the sizes and patterns work for you.
The sale is for their race and club fit jerseys which are MUSA by Voler.
05-13-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By mstateglfr

I didnt realize the GP Urban is slower than a...

I didnt realize the GP Urban is slower than a 4season.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews/continental-grand-prix-urban
This shows a 35mm GP Urban has 16.9 watts of rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,150
Posted By mstateglfr

Well that is quite the outlier. You will always...

Well that is quite the outlier. You will always do you though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By mstateglfr

Again, different cranksets have different spider...

Again, different cranksets have different spider shapes. What you are asking may be possible one one, but not modern ones I have worked on.
Even if it is possible, I dont know why anyone would...
05-12-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,297
Posted By mstateglfr

A handful of months after I posted that over 3...

A handful of months after I posted that over 3 years ago, I purchased a tubeless wheelset since I bought a new gravel frame that was thru-axle.
I have had more punctures with tubeless than with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By mstateglfr

Remove the rings from your old crank and put them...

Remove the rings from your old crank and put them on your new crank. Tighten to 13nm...or basically 'really tight'.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By mstateglfr

Hollowtech/HT2 describes a bunch of different...

Hollowtech/HT2 describes a bunch of different cranksets all with different chainring shapes and BCD sizes.

First off, is the design of your current crankset the same as your new 105 crankset? ...
05-11-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

You get a pass because you live under the Queen's...

You get a pass because you live under the Queen's rule.
- If anyone from Iowa ever said 'bidon', I would stare thru them in disgust with the heat of a million suns.
- If someone with a British...
05-11-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/ra...

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-urban
35mm, black or tan wall, only 15g heavier than GP5k S TR 32, and almost the same measured rolling resistance.
...
05-11-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, I figured 'brifter' started back when STI...

Yeah, I figured 'brifter' started back when STI shifters were new to road bikes. Half of a brand's offerings had STI shifting and half had downtube shifting with dedicated brake levers. Why its...
05-10-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By mstateglfr

I wouldn't pay close to $250 for that. It would...

I wouldn't pay close to $250 for that. It would cost $200 to just swap some stuff to make it fit and ride properly.

There is no reason to think the frame is fatigued just because someone rode it...
05-10-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

Asked and answered, but to say again- I meant...

Asked and answered, but to say again- I meant Groupo/Grupo/Gruppo/Grouppo. Again, apologies for the confusion as I typed that while sitting on a Teams call and just repeated the term that was used...
05-10-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By mstateglfr

How wide of an internal rim do you need to get...

How wide of an internal rim do you need to get 32mm GP5K to push out to 36mm?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,013
Posted By mstateglfr

Remember Specialized's wheels that sure looked tubeless but weren't? Update!

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/roval-rapide-clx-ii-and-alpinist-clx-ii-tubeless/


So the newest version is now officially tubeless.
It is completely mindblowing that tests relating to wheels...
05-10-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha! Cant multitask. Gruppo/Grouppo is what I...

Ha! Cant multitask. Gruppo/Grouppo is what I meant.
Thanks for seeing that.
05-10-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, groupetto does make me laugh since it is...

Ha, groupetto does make me laugh since it is almost entirely either Shimano or SRAM at this point which are distinctly not Italian and not even European. Its a group or grouset. Dont try to church...
05-10-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

Language man, its crazy. ...

Language man, its crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf9QkrC04d8
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1652199011_2b6a92f5b7cc8d253a81fbcab6d8f5f6198d14b3.jpeg
05-10-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

I do not, because they are not called that. I...

I do not, because they are not called that. I just remember something I learned when I was 9, that language is fascinatingly inconsistent, and move on.
05-10-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 740
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are looking at the Giant Escape 3 Comfort,...

If you are looking at the Giant Escape 3 Comfort, that model has a suspension seatpost. It is easily replaced with a rigid seatpost. The stem and headset on that model are an older style than what...
05-10-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By mstateglfr

A 1mm velocals sticker will end up with a smooth...

A 1mm velocals sticker will end up with a smooth transition or possibly the slightest raised edge once clearcoat is applied.

If you want to do all the work, thats a project that to me gets set...
05-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

I certainly dont correct people when they call it...

I certainly dont correct people when they call it a seat, but I also only ever call it a saddle.
A seat is something you sit in/on. A saddle is something you sit atop. Recumbent has a seat,...
05-09-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 740
Posted By mstateglfr

Go to Trek, Giant, and Specialized shops. ...

Go to Trek, Giant, and Specialized shops. Between shops with those 3 brands there will be a handful of smaller brands too. At $600, you can find a basic entry level hybrid with rigid fork.
Giant...
05-09-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

Very well could mean this too. This was so...

Very well could mean this too. This was so decentralized to start with and also very siloed that it could mean one thing locally and a different thing in another region or even a different area of...
05-09-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,873
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah the gravel grinder term always made me cock...

Yeah the gravel grinder term always made me cock my head a bit since the idea was to sit and spin so weight is on the rear and you don't lose traction.
But I guess more grinding was done 15 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By mstateglfr

Well you are about double my acclimation right...

Well you are about double my acclimation right now!
I did 46mi on Saturday morning in 70deg sun with wind and was useless for a few hours after. Today is 88 and wind, but a much shorter ride.
05-09-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By mstateglfr

For 200mi events like you mention, sure aero can...

For 200mi events like you mention, sure aero can be less important. Again though, if you put all that stuff on a bike that is aero and one that is not, then the aero bike would still have a net...
05-08-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, the frame I have a rear rack and panniers...

Yeah, the frame I have a rear rack and panniers in is 432mm to the middle of the rear dropout and I think that is where I have the wheel placed.
I have size 14 shoes and dont have issue with heel...
05-07-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By mstateglfr

Generalizations- - Touring frame has longer...

Generalizations-

- Touring frame has longer chainstays compared to gravel and endurance road.
- Endurance road has slightly faster steering compared to gravel and touring.
- Endurance will have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 864,594
Posted By mstateglfr

Rapha has some 20% off jerseys. Core shortsleeve...

Rapha has some 20% off jerseys. Core shortsleeve and Lightwegiht Core shortsleeve are $55 each. Pretty good features at that price.
05-07-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By mstateglfr

Bro, punctuation is your friend.

Bro, punctuation is your friend.
05-06-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By mstateglfr

If your rear drop outs are literally worn away,...

If your rear drop outs are literally worn away, its time for a new bike/frame.
05-06-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By mstateglfr

Less expensive chains tend to gain surface rust...

Less expensive chains tend to gain surface rust easier. I assume its due to whatever finish they do or dont put on the cheaper chains.

Just buy some chains that have a master link and call it...
05-06-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By mstateglfr

Thoughts about it as it pertains to being...

Thoughts about it as it pertains to being aero?...no idea. The site doesnt make claims.
It certainly looks nice. I like that it uses a simple round seatpost(not aero though) and has external...
05-06-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 875
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats nuts.

Thats nuts.
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