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07-12-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 967
Posted By mstateglfr

I am super confused by Schwalbe's Marathon tires....

I am super confused by Schwalbe's Marathon tires. In my mind, there seem to be 10 different versions of the Marathon tire, all with crossover features or redundancy to the point of confusion.
07-12-24, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a Lauf Grit fork. ...

Its a Lauf Grit fork.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/g67o3j8eqeikbsmhwfwn_lauf_grit_sl_1a892c5aa97a11383aa39113ed354bc1e7adbb2c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-24, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By mstateglfr

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x220/huh_confused_03d22c70d4fdeeca46ac251b60eb6b49b8b97469.gif
07-09-24, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 460
Posted By mstateglfr

Who posts a video where someone sings about a...

Who posts a video where someone sings about a bunch of things that are just unfortunate? Things in that song are about as ironic as a Deason thread going off the rails.
What's ironic is that a...
07-07-24, 10:28 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,074
Posted By mstateglfr

Then don't do a self sustained bike packing style...

Then don't do a self sustained bike packing style trip, if it doesn't sound appealing.
That's all you needed to say in the first place...though you didn't even need to say that. You could have said...
07-05-24, 08:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,062
Posted By mstateglfr

If a shop around me has staff available to work...

If a shop around me has staff available to work on a bike right away, they will work on the bike regardless of where it was purchased.
If a shop around me doesnt have staff available to work on a...
07-05-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,074
Posted By mstateglfr

I do see that. Once again, the OP pulled in...

I do see that.
Once again, the OP pulled in multiple subjects and blurred what was being discussed in a given post. This predictably created confusion and pushback.
After additional...
07-04-24, 11:28 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,074
Posted By mstateglfr

I get it. In your case, the subject is not...

I get it. In your case, the subject is not something you enjoy, but the experience is something you enjoy. Do you jump onto a d&d forum and rhetorically ask how d&d is fun?

The experience with...
07-04-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 65,979
Posted By mstateglfr

you revived a dead thread and posted a 25minute...

you revived a dead thread and posted a 25minute video without any comments or context.
Why?
07-04-24, 07:27 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,074
Posted By mstateglfr

Why would you agree to do something you know you...

Why would you agree to do something you know you won't enjoy?
And how will you manage to ride on roads when based on an earlier thread, you are scared to ride on roads?
07-04-24, 07:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,880
Posted By mstateglfr

You sarcastically tell someone 'bless your...

You sarcastically tell someone 'bless your heart', and then mention you want to try some geometry experiments due to having read a Jan Heine book.
It's funny to see you bought a gravel frame with an...
07-04-24, 07:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,880
Posted By mstateglfr

79pmooney doesn't have a disc brake bike, rides...

79pmooney doesn't have a disc brake bike, rides almost only fixed gear, and constantly waxes poetically about his racing years on tubular and corncob cassettes. He has a massive amount of cycling...
07-04-24, 07:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,880
Posted By mstateglfr

You want to build the fork yourself? In your...

You want to build the fork yourself? In your other post. You say you are thinking of having one built.
Having it built means someone else builds it.

If you haven't built a frame or fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-24, 10:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,142
Posted By mstateglfr

+1. I should have read all new posts before I...

+1. I should have read all new posts before I responded to the same comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-24, 10:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,142
Posted By mstateglfr

Let's pick 1986- which is nearly 4 decades ago. ...

Let's pick 1986- which is nearly 4 decades ago.

- BSA bottom bracket standard
- Swiss/French bottom bracket standard
- Italian bottom bracket standard.
- loose ball design, and required...
07-03-24, 10:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,074
Posted By mstateglfr

MikeDeason - - if you aren't bike packing...

MikeDeason -
- if you aren't bike packing offroad, why look at offroad bike packing setups and why post a pic of a bike packing setup?
- you seem hesitant to the point of scared to ride on a road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By mstateglfr

It's the fork that was built in the class. ...

It's the fork that was built in the class.
Columbus Zona blades, Columbus dropouts, and a Long Shen flat top double plate fork crown.
I didn't bend the blades to the correct rake, but did all the...
07-03-24, 10:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,880
Posted By mstateglfr

Consult the builder- they are an expert and are...

Consult the builder- they are an expert and are paid to know, so you dont have to.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-24, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By mstateglfr

Signed up for a local frame building class and...

Signed up for a local frame building class and built a road frame during Sunday afternoons in the winter of 2018.
Done 4 ragbrais on it, probably 8000 other miles, and it's still a blast.
...
07-02-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,759
Posted By mstateglfr

What? What does the sentence in red even mean? ...

What? What does the sentence in red even mean? Why do you need to switch helmets to try covering your bike with a cut inner tube?
07-02-24, 10:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,759
Posted By mstateglfr

Well it is a road bike, so it will survive riding...

Well it is a road bike, so it will survive riding on a road.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-24, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21,452
Views: 5,383,967
Posted By mstateglfr

Some used short reach bars and bar tape for a...

Some used short reach bars and bar tape for a bike I built up for my 13yo.
It's a frame I had powder coated 4 years ago for my oldest kid, and it was time to build it up again.

Found the used...
06-29-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By mstateglfr

at 6 foot five, I already feel like I am riding a...

at 6 foot five, I already feel like I am riding a miniature clown bike with 700c wheels. Can’t imagine riding a minivelo, especially when it only comes in two sizes and the larger size is too small...
06-28-24, 11:30 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 11,369
Posted By mstateglfr

If a craft brewery released this bike, I bet it...

If a craft brewery released this bike, I bet it would be groundbreaking and the brewery would be praised for designing and building something that they have no experience with.

...what an absurd...
06-27-24, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,296
Posted By mstateglfr

Itll be ambiguous or cryptic posts about who...

Itll be ambiguous or cryptic posts about who Specialized is suing next.
Like if Specialized threatens to sue another bike-coffee shop, this time for having the word 'Epic' in it, MikeDeason will...
06-26-24, 02:43 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 11,369
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, there was a long thread a couple weeks ago...

Yeah, there was a long thread a couple weeks ago where he asked about drop bars for kids. He races his daughter and she is frustrated she isnt winning, so apparently he decided to buy her a new bike.
06-26-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By mstateglfr

Microshift Sword groupset gets a more affordable option...

https://bikerumor.com/microshift-sword-black-gravel-group/

Sword Black. Its 9sp instead of 10sp, has a non-clutch RD, and uses a square taper crank.
As a group its $126 cheaper, which is 26%...
06-26-24, 09:37 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 11,369
Posted By mstateglfr

A moderator has identified a poster as trolling. ...

A moderator has identified a poster as trolling. Thread is still open and poster doesnt show as banned.
...so is trolling officially allowed?
06-24-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By mstateglfr

This all tracks perfectly for what and how you...

This all tracks perfectly for what and how you typically post.
06-24-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 11,369
Posted By mstateglfr

What this all says to me is that apparently your...

What this all says to me is that apparently your other enthusiast forums are hyper plugged into meaningless and overhyped marketing.
And thats saying something, given how much bike enthusaiasts are...
06-24-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 11,369
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure- since the TDF starts late June/early July. ...

Sure- since the TDF starts late June/early July. Its a common time for some brands to release new equipment and bikes.
Other times are in the early spring at Sea Otter, mid-spring at Unbound, and...
06-23-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By mstateglfr

Red-dit says a 42mm Specialized tire fits with...

Red-dit says a 42mm Specialized tire fits with 4mm of space.
No idea what rim they used.

I am not aware of anyone on here that posts regularly and rides 42mm tires in their Aspero. Might...
06-23-24, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By mstateglfr

My advice- don't get an adjustable stem. They...

My advice- don't get an adjustable stem.
They are heavy, ugly, and often wiggle a bit due to the design.

If you are determined to buy an adjustable stem, maybe get one from a quality brand- like...
06-21-24, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By mstateglfr

Tubeless reduces the odds that you will need to...

Tubeless reduces the odds that you will need to remove a tire.
Tubed reduces the difficulty in removing a tire.

They both have upsides and downsides.

If you go the tubeless route, I don't...
06-20-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,222
Posted By mstateglfr

Whichever brand manufactured/designed/contracted...

Whichever brand manufactured/designed/contracted the frame is the bicycle's brand. That doesnt change, no matter which consumables you change out or even which components you change out. It also...
06-19-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,304
Posted By mstateglfr

42% off is definitely a significant discount. ...

42% off is definitely a significant discount.
...but then I would have a frame with 52cm chainstays that's unnecessarily heavy from a double top tube, and uses goofy slack frame angles.
I am 6'5...
06-19-24, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By mstateglfr

You ride in your neighborhood and you want to...

You ride in your neighborhood and you want to spend $100-1200 on some used wheels?

Do what you want and spend money how you best see fit, but this would be a giant waste in my book.
You ride in...
06-19-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,283
Posted By mstateglfr

on what planet is it important to take the...

on what planet is it important to take the response to a flippant comment and turn the entire lighthearted conversation on its head by criticizing the response in bold?
06-18-24, 11:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,283
Posted By mstateglfr

Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for sharing.
06-18-24, 08:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,504
Posted By mstateglfr

I certainly dont think of hardpack limestone rail...

I certainly dont think of hardpack limestone rail trails as gravel, but to each their own. Most every hardpack limestone rail trail or river bottom trail I have ridden has a well groomed hardpack...
06-17-24, 09:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,366
Posted By mstateglfr

It's entertainment. There can't actually be...

It's entertainment.
There can't actually be this much activity and it all be legitimate serious discussion about all things bike.
06-17-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,366
Posted By mstateglfr

You want to keep the thread PG rated, cool, but...

You want to keep the thread PG rated, cool, but what does the other 'PG' in your comment stand for? Does that mean PG rating too?...if so, I dont understand your comment. If it doesnt mean that,...
06-16-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By mstateglfr

So the $3600 bike is on sale for $2300? If the...

So the $3600 bike is on sale for $2300?
If the geometry works, I would probably go for the Cervelo since it uses a common stem and bar setup, t47 bottom bracket, and costs $500 less.
06-16-24, 12:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,366
Posted By mstateglfr

How does one 'drop to the hoods'? The hoods are...

How does one 'drop to the hoods'? The hoods are on the top of the bar.
Do you just mean they are riding the tops and then shift their hands to the hoods?



I haven't figured out what your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By mstateglfr

If you have a spurcycle bell, you can buy this...

If you have a spurcycle bell, you can buy this bar end mount for the bell...
https://www.shapeways.com/product/98GNQF6ST/belltower-db-drop-bar-end-mount-for-spurcycle-bell?optionId=65379727
$30 for...
06-16-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By mstateglfr

post links that show the exact bikes and...

post links that show the exact bikes and components.


A grail cf sl 7 is $2799 and comes in 2x.
An Aspero 600 is $3200 and comes in 1x. It also comes in 2x for $3600.


These prices are...
06-15-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By mstateglfr

^ focus on what was said about geometry. Bike...

^ focus on what was said about geometry.
Bike brands and models have widely varied geometey in the gravel/bike packing segment. That geometry not only impacts how a bike fits, but also how it steers...
06-12-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,880
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2126277698?gad_...

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2126277698?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwjqWzBhAqEiwAQmtgT05nD2wSk9JS2U_ioLzVaQt-jVZt2AJujRef6BAyQGUx_5FQCHnXvBoCAOoQAvD_BwE
06-12-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,880
Posted By mstateglfr

The Columbus Futura Cross fork is $470. It has...

The Columbus Futura Cross fork is $470. It has adjustable rake of 47/52mm, clears up to 47mm 700s tires, and the A-C measurement is the same as Lynsky's carbon forks, so it wont change the HTA at...
06-12-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By mstateglfr

Really neat article since it focused on such a...

Really neat article since it focused on such a wide range of bikes and uses.
Some superficial observations...

The Bilenky crew looks like they are posing in costume, almost like the Village...
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