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Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 797
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...
07-23-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,680
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,680
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,796
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: 1,266
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...
07-19-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 867
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...
07-18-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,489
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: 3,489
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...
07-17-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,503
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: 3,541,280
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: 99
Views: 2,486
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,693
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: 1,198
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: 384
Posted By mstateglfr

Troll joke gone bad?

Troll joke gone bad?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,611
Posted By mstateglfr

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,439
Posted By mstateglfr

It's tough since so many outside the industry...

It's tough since so many outside the industry hear warnings then see examples at online retailers that directly conflict with the warnings.
Each time it's 1 example vs an overall trend, but its...
07-13-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,292
Posted By mstateglfr

A 38mm GK slick is 100g heavier than a 28mm GP5k....

A 38mm GK slick is 100g heavier than a 28mm GP5k. Tread thickness is less for the GK.
07-12-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 969
Posted By mstateglfr

Hi, my name is mstateglfr and I wear earbuds when...

Hi, my name is mstateglfr and I wear earbuds when riding.

You mentioned being able to hear cars approaching, so I figured I would add to that part of the discussion since I also mentioned the...
07-12-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,430
Posted By mstateglfr

The hobootleg models were pretty versatile. Are...

The hobootleg models were pretty versatile. Are you even aware if them? Screaming value for a year or so online.
Monstrosity isn't a word I would choose, even if given 100 words.
07-12-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,161
Posted By mstateglfr

A triple? A triple?!? What is this, a touring...

A triple? A triple?!? What is this, a touring bike or a performance machine?
University of Toronto should feel embarrassed!***
07-12-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,292
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, I will respectfully disagree with this. I...

Yeah, I will respectfully disagree with this. I have GK slicks in 28 and 32, as well as GK SS in 43.
The slicks are for all intents and purposes- slick. There is the slightest obligatory...
07-11-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By mstateglfr

People enjoy cycling in different areas and some...

People enjoy cycling in different areas and some even spend their vacation time to ride in unknown places.
Cycling isnt just exercise too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By mstateglfr

The road frame I built in a class a few years ago...

The road frame I built in a class a few years ago has 430mm stays. I think my gravel bike also has 430mm stays.
My main backup road bike was made in '89 and I think the stays are 415mm.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,027
Posted By mstateglfr

Many of the popular boutique brands have been...

Many of the popular boutique brands have been listed in this extensive thread. I saw a mention that's a few years old and figured it's worth repeating- Donkey Label....
07-09-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,292
Posted By mstateglfr

A 25mm Gatorskin has 19.3 watts of rolling...

A 25mm Gatorskin has 19.3 watts of rolling resistance.
A 38mm GravelKing Slick has 20.8 watts of rolling resistance.
A 38mm GravelKing SS has 23 watts of rolling resistance.

So your 32mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By mstateglfr

If I were new to riding and had $2000 to spend on...

If I were new to riding and had $2000 to spend on a road bike, I would try to spend $1000 on a road bike(so likely used). Ride it a bunch, figure out what you like and dislike, then eventually sell...
07-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 50,835
Posted By mstateglfr

A recent build. '89 road frame contract built...

A recent build.
'89 road frame contract built by still unknown Japan company and recently powedercoated. Modern 5800 drivetrain and wheels. Innicycle headset to run modern stem and bars- created by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,692
Posted By mstateglfr

That stuff is still said. And it is largely...

That stuff is still said. And it is largely still correct depending on user. I dont like the look of a disc brake road bike as much as the look of a rim brake road bike. And I would not benefit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 842
Posted By mstateglfr

https://praxiscycles.com/product/alba/ Praxis...

https://praxiscycles.com/product/alba/ Praxis Alba
07-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By mstateglfr

All my caps are made by Pace. They are logo'd as...

All my caps are made by Pace. They are logo'd as Ritchey, Columbus, etc. The tech fabric dries faster and is lighter.
They are $20-25 usually.

MUSA and a ton of different designs on their...
07-06-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,489
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, yes those tires have made their way to a...

Ha, yes those tires have made their way to a couple bikes so far. The blue frame had em for a year, then I tore it down and moved everything over to a different frame with 25mm max tires, so the...
07-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,947
Posted By mstateglfr

Amazon is the new Monsanto or Walmart when it...

Amazon is the new Monsanto or Walmart when it comes to the emotional outbursts and inconsistencies displayed by consumers. Good lord.

I use Amazon from time to time when it is advantageous. ...
07-06-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,317
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok

Ok
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By mstateglfr

My BT ear buds stay connected to my phone at home...

My BT ear buds stay connected to my phone at home when my phone is in the basement and I am upstairs and 50' away.
But when my phone is in a pouch in my back rear pocket and the buds are 3' away,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By mstateglfr

Wahoo Bolt or Garmin 530

I am finally set to replace my Lezyne Super GPS from 6 or so years ago. It works great still and has a long battery life, but I want the Varia for gravel riding(so I know when to move over since I...
07-01-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By mstateglfr

Bike co-ops teach people the skills that you...

Bike co-ops teach people the skills that you consider simple and take for granted.
Bike co-ops offer an access point for older bikes to continue to be used since there is a large stash of components...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By mstateglfr

The one answer given is what i would have posted....

The one answer given is what i would have posted. I'm guessing it's what others would have posted too.
No point in a bunch of people posting the same comment over and again.

Get some shimano...
06-30-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,201
Posted By mstateglfr

Nope. This hasnt happened.

Nope. This hasnt happened.
06-30-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,201
Posted By mstateglfr

Seeing a 'bent usually makes me wonder... -...

Seeing a 'bent usually makes me wonder...
- what physical issue does the person have that keeps them from riding an upright bike.
- why so many 'bent riders wear goofy hats and clothing(ironic,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 230,490
Posted By mstateglfr

This is really cool mostly just because you dont...

This is really cool mostly just because you dont see Smoothie frames with deep carbon wheels and a black carbon fork. What 1 1/8" fork is that anyways?
06-28-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,489
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats like the slow mo videos of a bullet moving...

Thats like the slow mo videos of a bullet moving thru jello. I do always like to see pics/vid like this since it isnt obvious or easily seen in real time.
06-28-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,489
Posted By mstateglfr

My biggest takeaway from this thread is that I am...

My biggest takeaway from this thread is that I am now convinced you have pictures of every part of your cycling experiences. What else is there to document if you even have multiple pictures of you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
Posted By mstateglfr

dude

dude
06-26-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By mstateglfr

I've found my gravel bike excels on gravel roads....

I've found my gravel bike excels on gravel roads. Sounds like a good decision to use your gravel bike for gravel.
06-24-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,184
Posted By mstateglfr

Fully agree with you, but having been born in...

Fully agree with you, but having been born in '81, I really dislike your numbers. They arent wrong, I just dont like seeing them.
Oof, thats a rough reminder of age.
06-24-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,550
Posted By mstateglfr

My comment was based on LDL's statement- -...

My comment was based on LDL's statement-

- I have no idea how long LDL's pump lasted- could have been 1 week or 10 years, not sure. Either way, LDL doesnt recommend it so LDL clearly didnt find...
06-24-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,550
Posted By mstateglfr

You probably determine chicken is cooked by...

You probably determine chicken is cooked by pushing on it instead of using a digital thermometer.
06-24-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,184
Posted By mstateglfr

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Got it because I am tall and feel like a sasquatch/gorilla when riding.
06-24-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,550
Posted By mstateglfr

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co2 inflator in my wedge bag and topeak road morph along my seat tube...
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