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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By mstateglfr

You have more bike than you will be able to ever...

You have more bike than you will be able to ever take advantage of. Now you want to change to an even newer groupset that is eerily similar to what you currently have, or maybe go 1x with a wide...
09-27-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, I read a handful of articles over the...

Yeah, I read a handful of articles over the weekend about this and am waiting to hear more before I fully decide I dislike it.

- The UCI has said they plan to be inclusive and support bringing...
09-27-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 672
Posted By mstateglfr

Undo the pinch bolt so the cable is released from...

Undo the pinch bolt so the cable is released from the derailleur and its a lot easier to determine. You can then figure out if its the shifter or not.
The derailleur should easily pivot with...
09-27-21, 07:01 AM
09-26-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,358
Posted By mstateglfr

Very few vintage mtb drop bar conversions look...

Very few vintage mtb drop bar conversions look good. Most look exactly how you would expect- kludges.
They can be neat and creative projects, even if they don't look great.
The ones that do...
09-26-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 672
Posted By mstateglfr

microshift makes em even today.

microshift makes em even today.
09-26-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 672
Posted By mstateglfr

I thought flightdeck died off once Ultegra 6700...

I thought flightdeck died off once Ultegra 6700 was introduced back in '08 or '09 Apparently it wasn't killed off then.

Regardless, post some pics of the bike and components.
if the shifter...
09-26-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 672
Posted By mstateglfr

New condition flightdeck?...that's probably 15...

New condition flightdeck?...that's probably 15 years old or more. Ultegra 9sp, I'm guessing.
Odd that they would be new condition.

Undo the cable pinch bolt at the rear derailleur so the cable...
09-26-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By mstateglfr

Surprised the Hook has 60mm of bb drop as that is...

Surprised the Hook has 60mm of bb drop as that is really shallow for any gravel bike over the last decade.

The Outback can clear 40mm, but not sure how much more as that model year is more limited...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,214
Posted By mstateglfr

What's the Taiwan forging factory? I would be...

What's the Taiwan forging factory? I would be interested in a quality crankset for $90.
09-26-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,555
Views: 305,326
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking...

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1098455-gravel-ride-pics-62.html

Toss pics of future rides here- it's a long thread that's cool to scroll thru too.
09-25-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,807
Posted By mstateglfr

Trek continued to push production overseas up...

Trek continued to push production overseas up until a handful of years ago when finally the last frames went overseas.

Quest Composites in China makes some stress frames too.
I am sure there are...
09-25-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By mstateglfr

Whats it matter what you are shopping for?...this...

Whats it matter what you are shopping for?...this thread is about one kid buying another's bike.

The Trek is really entry level the price sounds fine, and it's it's one I would select without...
09-24-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By mstateglfr

Your are about to spend over $10,000 and you are...

Your are about to spend over $10,000 and you are working with an unknown retailer instead of a local shop you know well because of a lack of discount? It's a bike over $10k...I wouldn't think cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,214
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x166/confused_britney_confused_f7f21bc984c5a522c1faa5a57a02cbd77b846212.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,214
Posted By mstateglfr

Whaaaat? Nah, that can't be correct since you...

Whaaaat? Nah, that can't be correct since you have claimed you are an expert at frame geometry and bike fit.

It's almost as if you have had little to no idea about what youve claimed over the...
09-24-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By mstateglfr

A lot of carbon stems are 'carbon wrapped alloy'....

A lot of carbon stems are 'carbon wrapped alloy'. If it's peeling, just get another stem.
A Kalloy Uno 7 lightweight can be had on ebay for $25-30 and is lighter than most stems 2-4x the cost. 20...
09-23-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By mstateglfr

Your initial question is totally different from...

Your initial question is totally different from your hypothetical question.

To answer your hypothetical, a lower quality carbon fork for that bike would probably weigh 850g. A high quality steel...
09-23-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,921
Posted By mstateglfr

An NYC assemblyman or whatever they are called in...

An NYC assemblyman or whatever they are called in that city rides a bike with the fork backwards. He has done it for years apparently.
To each their own, I guess.
09-23-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks, mom.

Thanks, mom.
09-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By mstateglfr

As I posted, I found 2 helmets I like and the...

As I posted, I found 2 helmets I like and the rest were returned.
Same with jerseys.

I have said multiple times that it was a pretty ridiculous hunt due to my pickiness over a few very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By mstateglfr

Im confused. the fork in the full pic looks...

Im confused. the fork in the full pic looks silver, so you want to repaint that to match the white frame. But then you take a bunch of pics of a white fork. Is that not the matching white of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By mstateglfr

Having to adjust shifting on a weekly basis, or...

Having to adjust shifting on a weekly basis, or on a ride by ride basis, would get old very quickly. Like in about 3 weeks.
That shouldnt happen and I would for sure choose my riding and...
09-23-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By mstateglfr

Look into a rigid fork flat bar bike. Companies...

Look into a rigid fork flat bar bike. Companies call them different things- sport hybrid, flat bar road bike, fitness bike, etc.
Trek FX, Giant Escape, Specialized Sirrus, etc.

You may be...
09-23-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,921
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x220/tree_apple_swinging_md_nwm_v2_090fcbb4e481b7f585880a18594d72cd1d4cfe6d.gif
09-23-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, ive seen a couple videos and stories of...

Yeah, ive seen a couple videos and stories of him- really strong determination to plan and execute much of what he did.
Apparently sleep apnea was too much for him to take.
09-23-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By mstateglfr

bless your heart for trying. dont give up, you...

bless your heart for trying. dont give up, you will get better with practice.
09-22-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats just an Ultegra bottom bracket. But you...

Thats just an Ultegra bottom bracket. But you can use it with a 105 or Tiagra crankset too. Even Sora and Claris are HT2 now. Decide how much you want to spend and buy whichever crankset level...
09-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By mstateglfr

So an early 90s rigid MTB.

So an early 90s rigid MTB.
09-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 756
Posted By mstateglfr

Gotcha. Thats an interesting design. I have...

Gotcha. Thats an interesting design. I have used the tilt down feature about 5 times in over half a decade, so it just hasnt come up frequently. And when the rack is unloaded, its simple to tilt...
09-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1225584-bo...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1225584-bought-6-mid-high-level-helmets-try-anyone-use-abus-stormchaser.html

Kinda funny that the thread title is 6 helmets as that quickly escalated.
I...
09-22-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 756
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure what a kick switch is. There is a lever...

Not sure what a kick switch is. There is a lever at the junction where the rack can pivot. You lift the rack with one hand to take weight off the lever area and pull the lever with your other hand...
09-22-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By mstateglfr

No. I can walk into my garage and select from...

No. I can walk into my garage and select from any number of older 110/74 cranks and just make that myself. Or I could easily buy the same cranks at a local collective or on the c&v forum. They...
09-22-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By mstateglfr

Helmets- I have purchased 15 over the last year...

Helmets- I have purchased 15 over the last year and returned 13. I went crazy in that rabbit hole- reading all sorts of reviews, youtube vids, views on mips and alternative safety tech, etc. I...
09-22-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By mstateglfr

This shouldnt be a knock on SRAM as SRAM didnt...

This shouldnt be a knock on SRAM as SRAM didnt spec the bike or buy the bike. For many, a 40-42 bailout gear ratio will be enough. Ends up you want easier gearing, which is cool, but is hardly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,351
Posted By mstateglfr

Thank you for letting us know you want an...

Thank you for letting us know you want an incredibly expensive saddle just because.
It has been noted.
Forum: For Sale
09-21-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By mstateglfr

DIY paint job. cool look.

DIY paint job. cool look.
09-21-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,766
Posted By mstateglfr

There is a point for all of us where preparation...

There is a point for all of us where preparation spills into overpacking. Everyone is different as its simply a spectrum. You are clearly on the far end of that spectrum. Packing an entire...
09-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By mstateglfr

List the Claris and Microshift shifters on ebay...

List the Claris and Microshift shifters on ebay if you get no hits locally...or send them to me for the price of shipping.
Donate the rest to a co-op, as mentioned.

I only throw out...
09-21-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By mstateglfr

No argument from me on this. My gravel frame is...

No argument from me on this. My gravel frame is has 853 tubes for the main triangle, it isnt really any lighter than some 631 options, but it has that 853 tag!
09-21-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,593
Posted By mstateglfr

This is why I always wear earbuds when riding-...

This is why I always wear earbuds when riding- Once I get 100' from my phone, they wont work and I will know I lost it.***
09-21-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 756
Posted By mstateglfr

I have had a Thule T2 for 5 or 6 years now. ...

I have had a Thule T2 for 5 or 6 years now.

- Its heavy. I have the 2 bike platform and the 2 bike extension. With all 4, its very heavy. But I dont really care for more than a few minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,462
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, so you looped on the Nike Tour? Begay was a...

Oh, so you looped on the Nike Tour? Begay was a really interesting story- Native American and multi-All American in college, but pretty much unknown until his breakout in '98-2000. It was such a...
09-21-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By mstateglfr

I would be surprised if Prestige blades would be...

I would be surprised if Prestige blades would be meaningfully lighter than the Infinity blades on a prodcution fork like this. Since its a production fork, and disc, it will almost for sure be...
09-20-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,766
Posted By mstateglfr

I am referring to the hypothetical/unknown person...

I am referring to the hypothetical/unknown person you would expect to drop everything and pick you up as a 'poor sap'.
I am not referring to my friends as 'poor sap'.

Are you really not able to...
09-20-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,766
Posted By mstateglfr

You expect friends to drop what they are doing...

You expect friends to drop what they are doing and waste time to rescue you from an easily avoidable situation, but I am the one who treats my friends poorly?
Interesting take.
09-20-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,766
Posted By mstateglfr

-ring ring- -ring ring- poor sap- "hello?'...

-ring ring-
-ring ring-

poor sap- "hello?'
bowwow- "hey, drop what you are doing, put the rack on the car, and drive 30min to come pick me up. I got a flat!"
poor sap- "oh no, that is no fun. ...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,196
Posted By mstateglfr

why would the possibility be there? are you...

why would the possibility be there? are you planning to ride in the arctic for weeks on end without access to anything?


word.
09-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,766
Posted By mstateglfr

why not just change the tube and keep riding?

why not just change the tube and keep riding?
09-20-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 946
Posted By mstateglfr

So you havent been here for a long time to know...

So you havent been here for a long time to know what has or hasnt been discussed in that time, you finally noticed the shortage months after it started, you did no researching on your observation...
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