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10-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 308
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike may work perfectly for what you need,...

That bike may work perfectly for what you need, but just some things to consider-

132.5mm spacing is not common now. Itll fit 130 road or 135 mtb hubs, but it isnt common.
Fixed derailleur...
10-14-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By mstateglfr

Did you post this in the wrong thread?

Did you post this in the wrong thread?
10-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By mstateglfr

Mississippi Gravel Cup series

Anyone here participate in this each winter? 4 races over the span of a month and a half. I tried to get into one this past winter and it was full, but am doing one this upcoming winter. Just...
10-13-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,601
Posted By mstateglfr

I honestly dont understand what issue you have...

I honestly dont understand what issue you have with anything ive posted. You continue to just draw conclusions and then comment on the conclusions you drew.

- I am OK with you disagreeing with my...
10-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,601
Posted By mstateglfr

I am not wanting to argue anything. Its a thread...

I am not wanting to argue anything. Its a thread about woefully designed/built/marketed bikes and I commented that the designers and marketers deserve criticism. That is also what you said- those...
10-13-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,601
Posted By mstateglfr

What I posted in this thread that is related to...

What I posted in this thread that is related to the topic is exactly what you say is fair game. Yet you get all worked up and chastise me for...I am really still not sure what I did that was worth...
10-13-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike looks like one of the short lived 'LD'...

That bike looks like one of the short lived 'LD' sleeve lug frames from '88ish. The tubing was larger than traditional steel tubes at the time and tubes were brazed to internal lugged sleeves and...
10-12-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,590
Posted By mstateglfr

They will continue to become more complicated. I...

They will continue to become more complicated. I will be continue to become more dejected.

The simplicity is in part what makes then so appealing. Otherwise I would just own a motorcycle or...
10-12-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,601
Posted By mstateglfr

The answer is 7. One must be 7 illiterate or...

The answer is 7. One must be 7 illiterate or greater to not know what a rhetorical question is.

As for the rest- I don't want to get into am unimportant bickering match over who is holiest. You...
10-12-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,601
Posted By mstateglfr

Siu made a point? I thought Siu asked a...

Siu made a point? I thought Siu asked a question. You even say Siu asked a question. I didnt ignore anything- I answered Siu's question.
Keep working the outrage angle. I gave you comments to...
10-12-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,601
Posted By mstateglfr

Then say so. No need to say it to me though,...

Then say so.
No need to say it to me though, since I havent even commented on the bikes or ad pics to this point.


Ill toss my opinion in, since you are for some reason quoting me and poking...
10-12-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,130
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah. The vast majority build with steel or...

Yeah. The vast majority build with steel or titanium. You then have a handful that use carbon and a handful of aluminum too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a stem extender. Thats why there are...

Its a stem extender. Thats why there are multiple pinch bolts on the steerer above the head tube. Stem extenders are a relatively common way to make a bike fit someone who has a totally different...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 790
Posted By mstateglfr

The RD is scratched, but what else is visibly...

The RD is scratched, but what else is visibly bad? Maybe I am missing the obvious...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By mstateglfr

hydraulic disc brakes on an 18yo road bike? ...

hydraulic disc brakes on an 18yo road bike?
magic!
10-12-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,778
Posted By mstateglfr

This is like me making a prediction right now...

This is like me making a prediction right now that smart phones will be popular. Its a little late in the game to claim being right about a prediction that had already come true.
People were...
10-12-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 573
Posted By mstateglfr

Just teach people to look first. Thats all the...

Just teach people to look first. Thats all the dutch reach thing is, right?...its a habit some people do.
10-12-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,130
Posted By mstateglfr

That is about as purpose built for what you want...

That is about as purpose built for what you want and how you use a bike as you can get. I hadnt heard of that brand- local builders using aluminum are relatively rare. Very neat build.
10-11-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By mstateglfr

Buy a mountain bike with suspension, wider tires,...

Buy a mountain bike with suspension, wider tires, and a dropper post.
Use it.
10-11-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By mstateglfr

If you like the Poprad, then find a new bike with...

If you like the Poprad, then find a new bike with similar geometry. Then buy some quality wheels and tires.
There ya go- a bike that will be more fun and more useful.

Some other steel frame...
10-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By mstateglfr

It's awful that people needed to go to a homeless...

It's awful that people needed to go to a homeless area by a bridge to talk to a person about how their significant other had died.

Perhaps the author is clouded in their recollection of the...
10-11-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By mstateglfr

I told people who were standing obliviously on a...

I told people who were standing obliviously on a path that is used by runners and cyclists to move.
As we approached I told my daughter to slow down instead of pass because of oncoming cyclists. I...
10-11-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By mstateglfr

I bet the cyclist wouldnt have told the group...

I bet the cyclist wouldnt have told the group standing around to get off the path if it were an injured cyclist and 2 EMTs. That is because it is an obviously different scenario and social behavior...
10-11-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By mstateglfr

A couple of the people that were standing on the...

A couple of the people that were standing on the path do have a job- they were working when they were talking with the homeless person who lost their significant other.
It was a waste of an article,...
10-11-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 478
Posted By mstateglfr

Wear the badge with honor.

Wear the badge with honor.
10-11-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By mstateglfr

I saw one of these at a gravel race a couple...

I saw one of these at a gravel race a couple weeks ago. Really sharp looking- solid color choice.
10-11-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By mstateglfr

I havent noticed this to be accurate around me,...

I havent noticed this to be accurate around me, or on forums.
I cant even keep count of how many people I ride with who have carbon road bikes with 32mm tires now. Some have 35 and even 38mm...
10-11-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,601
Posted By mstateglfr

There is nothing you are supposed to do. If you...

There is nothing you are supposed to do. If you find it to be comical, absurd, goofy, etc- then say so. If you find it to be legit, valuable, good, etc- then say so.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By mstateglfr

Pretty nice components. A couple generations...

Pretty nice components. A couple generations old, but quality.
A 51cm is probably too small. I am sure you could make it work with maybe a stem swap and seatpost swap, but its small.
It...
10-11-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By mstateglfr

Pon, Accell, Dorel, and Regent- all these seem to...

Pon, Accell, Dorel, and Regent- all these seem to own or have owned many of the same brands thru the years.

Schwinn was owned by Pacific Cycle, which was owned by Dorel. So is Pacific Cycle...
10-11-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By mstateglfr

This Yahoo article is hopefully the dumbest thing...

This Yahoo article is hopefully the dumbest thing I read all week.


- Huddled against the metal barrier, obstructing one of the two lanes of bike path, we listened while he told us the events...
10-11-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 478
Posted By mstateglfr

Yup, an easily loosened strap is super annoying...

Yup, an easily loosened strap is super annoying on an expensive helmet when cheaper helmets dont have the issue.

One of my helmets, a Met Rivale MIPS, has a chin strap that is actually intended...
10-11-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, I rode on Saturday during the Iowa - Penn...

Yeah, I rode on Saturday during the Iowa - Penn State game. It was a half pavement half gravel ride and traffic was super low. It was really noticeable. I rode past a sports complex with about 6...
10-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By mstateglfr

3 days ago on Friday I loudly said 'MOVE' to a...

3 days ago on Friday I loudly said 'MOVE' to a group of 3 women in athleisure who were standing on the right side of a MUP. I loathe MUPs and use them very sparingly, but this was with one of my...
10-11-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,044
Posted By mstateglfr

I prefer a US built frame just because I like the...

I prefer a US built frame just because I like the idea of it being built locally and itll be custom to me.
I dont really care about components though because they arent custom- they are built to a...
10-11-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By mstateglfr

Shimano 600 Tricolor, Shimao RSX, Shimano Deore,...

Shimano 600 Tricolor, Shimao RSX, Shimano Deore, Shimano 105, Shimano Sante, Shimano Exage 300, Shimano Exage 400, etc etc.
There are a lot of options from that period around when your shifters...
10-10-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By mstateglfr

Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 Weather: Low...

Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Weather: Low of 29F / High of 35F with W wind at ~26mph. Snowed during the middle of the ride.Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2019




2019 conditions were...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, it's a common way to make an ill-fitting...

Yeah, it's a common way to make an ill-fitting bike work.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 02:30 PM
10-08-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By mstateglfr

The best bike type is one that has a seatpost...

The best bike type is one that has a seatpost that a Weehoo trailer can connect to.
That thing was a gamechanger for us with our youngest. She no longer felt cut off and trapped in a bubble like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By mstateglfr

Maybe go to the C&V forum here and post in the...

Maybe go to the C&V forum here and post in the sales forum that you are looking. Give details on frame size, buy price, and what you want for equipment(modern only or open to whatever). There are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By mstateglfr

Best of luck. Genuinely- I hope you can find...

Best of luck. Genuinely- I hope you can find something that is in good ridable condition that fits for that price. Dont look for specific model suggestions because we dont know whats available in...
Forum: Touring
10-07-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,222
Posted By mstateglfr

Its been 2 weeks sind dbg posted in this thread. ...

Its been 2 weeks sind dbg posted in this thread. Pretty sure thats rest.
Forum: Touring
10-07-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By mstateglfr

I skimmed thru 3 vids and never saw him riding. ...

I skimmed thru 3 vids and never saw him riding. If I were riding along with him, he would have been dropped long ago.
Sucks that he hasnt been heard from. That has to be awful for family.
10-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,605
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting take, given the well known stereotype.

Interesting take, given the well known stereotype.
10-07-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By mstateglfr

Did you ride the bike before buying? It seems...

Did you ride the bike before buying? It seems like that big of a fit issue would be noticed quickly.

'cycling scheme'- I think I will forever chuckle each time I read that since it means...
10-07-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By mstateglfr

The videos show the rear wheel coming to a stop...

The videos show the rear wheel coming to a stop pretty abruptly. Something somewhere is creating friction.
10-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By mstateglfr

Perhaps. Or, the buyer won't even know what...

Perhaps. Or, the buyer won't even know what those are are won't care.
Used products arent perfect- they have been used.

Those seals are a few dollars to replace and yours don't even need...
10-07-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By mstateglfr

To begin- of course you could sell the bike right...

To begin- of course you could sell the bike right now. Just say- 'the little rubber caps will need to be adjusted.' to whoever wants to buy it.

As for the rubber dust seals- I replaced one on one...
10-07-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 46,982
Posted By mstateglfr

So many questions. Ill limit this to a couple. ...

So many questions. Ill limit this to a couple.
- what is the front ring size and why that gearing setup?...just had it on hand or what?
- a pic shows the driveside on the left?
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