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09-23-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
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: 20
Views: 406
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: 50
Views: 865
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks, mom.

Thanks, mom.
09-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 865
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: 87
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: 8
Views: 243
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: 339
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: 20
Views: 406
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-23-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
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: 50
Views: 865
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: 520
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: 212
Posted By mstateglfr

So an early 90s rigid MTB.

So an early 90s rigid MTB.
09-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 600
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: 50
Views: 865
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: 41
Views: 600
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: 8
Views: 212
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: 50
Views: 865
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: 7
Views: 200
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: 47
Views: 866
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: 3
Views: 261
Posted By mstateglfr

DIY paint job. cool look.

DIY paint job. cool look.
09-21-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,499
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: 26
Views: 586
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: 229
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: 46
Views: 844
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: 41
Views: 600
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: 182
Views: 3,609
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: 229
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: 5,499
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: 5,499
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: 5,499
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: 33
Views: 760
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: 5,499
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: 886
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...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By mstateglfr

I more so referred to everything on the bike 2...

I more so referred to everything on the bike 2 gallons of water daisy chain dangling around off the front wheel, a cb(is that one?), wires going from everywhere to everywhere, what looks like an...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By mstateglfr

what is happening here?

what is happening here?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By mstateglfr

A new CC frameset costs more than your entire...

A new CC frameset costs more than your entire stated budget. And its hardly anything special in terms of design, features, butting, etc. But yeah, it can work fine if thats the geometry and style...
09-19-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By mstateglfr

New sugino for 11speed is limited in availability...

New sugino for 11speed is limited in availability and expensive.
The VO crankset is light, but you then pair it with a heavy bottom bracket. You should compare crankset and bb weight to see what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,649
Posted By mstateglfr

hydraulic sora?

hydraulic sora?
09-18-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By mstateglfr

Modern Bike is good for some things and bad for...

Modern Bike is good for some things and bad for some things. No different from a dozen other internet bike retailers.
I've been in the storefront a handful of times over the last 7 years since...
09-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-18-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on pics from the link, I would say a gravel...

Based on pics from the link, I would say a gravel bike with wide tires would work.
But I'm sure there are parts of the route not shown that would make for underbiking if you use a gravel bike. ...
09-17-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,133
Posted By mstateglfr

handlebar bag. saddle wedge bag. pick...

handlebar bag.
saddle wedge bag.

pick one, then find the size you need. Neither need to be a big bag on the bike, so you neednt worry about that.
09-17-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,438
Posted By mstateglfr

I have seen this comment a few times now since...

I have seen this comment a few times now since each time I click into the thread its at the top of the most recent page. So I cant hold it in anymore- Sora hasnt used a thumb shifter since 2012. ...
09-16-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By mstateglfr

All my bikes have either brooks cambium c17 or...

All my bikes have either brooks cambium c17 or serfas rx rr saddles. The gravel has a c17 and while it had no padding, it is very flexible.
They are similar width, but the serfas sadles have some...
09-16-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,499
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, you meant distance records as in setting...

Oh, you meant distance records as in setting distance records compared to anyone anywhere. I figured you were referring to people setting their own records, like PRs. If I ride a few thousand miles...
09-16-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,499
Posted By mstateglfr

I am missing what makes a tight circle better for...

I am missing what makes a tight circle better for racking up the miles. Why is riding a 12mi circle twice more efficient than riding a 24mi circle once each day? Or riding a 48mi circle every other...
09-16-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By mstateglfr

If you want to get technical, go down a rabbit...

If you want to get technical, go down a rabbit hole, etc- build the wheels yourself. You can buy the components from prowheelbuilder and elsewhere online and thatll allow you to tinker up a storm!
09-16-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By mstateglfr

I have no idea why the Crest has such a low...

I have no idea why the Crest has such a low weight limit. Stans had a rim/wheelset a handful of years ago called the Iron Cross that cited a pretty low weight limit too.
There is just no upside...
09-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, I remember when you were looking at slapping...

Ha, I remember when you were looking at slapping a White Industries crank on this. Entertaining times.
...
09-16-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,716
Posted By mstateglfr

Lucky we are talking about crushed stone rail...

Lucky we are talking about crushed stone rail trails then.
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