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Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 347
Posted By mstateglfr

So the performance may be perfect, but its the...

So the performance may be perfect, but its the image that you are concerned with?
I would think someone racing would be more concerned with performance.
12-02-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 887
Posted By mstateglfr

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1187x495/screenshot_2021_12_02_082109_92c71e6660807f7e2b41d0e7afdfce172b1498d9.jpg

From Q1 '79 to Q4 '17, median wage rose 3% from $335 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,026
Posted By mstateglfr

I can't speak for others but I think you care...

I can't speak for others but I think you care about the look over fit because earlier in this thread you said you want to get to a specific look vs a specific fit.


As for everyone having...
12-01-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 887
Posted By mstateglfr

My take away- thankfully none of my bikes require...

My take away- thankfully none of my bikes require a chip that automakers also want.

Based on this article(and a lot more), there is some real value in refurbishing an older bike, even when some...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By mstateglfr

OP- yoga certainly wont hurt reaching your goal. ...

OP- yoga certainly wont hurt reaching your goal. It should make you more flexible and increase you core strength and both of those help with being comfortable in the drops. Also, a proper setup...
12-01-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 228,060
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks for the suggestion- I actually thought it...

Thanks for the suggestion- I actually thought it was the saddle when it first happened and took the saddle apart to clean the rails and lube. I actually figured I addressed the issue with a change...
12-01-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 228,060
Posted By mstateglfr

I do like it- there is noticeably more flex...

I do like it- there is noticeably more flex compared to my older Easton aluminum seatpost. The flex isnt really better or worse, its just something I know is different.
The design they use to set...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,026
Posted By mstateglfr

I am 6'5 and have managed to find bikes that fit...

I am 6'5 and have managed to find bikes that fit me fine. Since I like old steel, my c&v frames are all admittedly a couple cm smaller than ideal, but I make it work. My main road bike and gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,026
Posted By mstateglfr

It appears you have to have missed a lot of...

It appears you have to have missed a lot of posts. From the first thread he started, the claims of expertise with regard to geometry and fit were aggressive and wrong. The glaringly incorrect and...
11-30-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 788
Posted By mstateglfr

no

no
11-30-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 881
Posted By mstateglfr

I may do a teardown of my main road bike and my...

I may do a teardown of my main road bike and my gravel bike. I intended to do that last winter, didnt care enough to, so this season will be the one! Its for sure past time on both. I need to...
11-29-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By mstateglfr

It looks to be...

It looks to be...
11-29-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By mstateglfr

Yup- Itd be super cool if Trek did a run of...

Yup- Itd be super cool if Trek did a run of aluminum frames under the Klein name with higher level components and simple straightforward setup(no internal headset hoses, no proprietary anything) and...
11-29-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,524
Posted By mstateglfr

I figured it was an aesthetic issue since you...

I figured it was an aesthetic issue since you definitely have a good bit of artistry and design in many frames I have seen.

I wasnt sure if there was much of a concern from a business...
11-29-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,013
Posted By mstateglfr

A local city park uses private security to...

A local city park uses private security to monitor the park and open/close gates(its a massive park). That contractor supplies employees with a vehicle.
Landscape companies provide vehicles for...
11-29-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,524
Posted By mstateglfr

@Doug Fattic...

@Doug Fattic (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/doug-fattic-184012.html)- thru the years(decades), did you ever look into building with aluminum? If you did look into it, why didnt you pursue? ...
11-29-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,096
Posted By mstateglfr

the frame

the frame
11-29-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,013
Posted By mstateglfr

My private employer supplies the computer and...

My private employer supplies the computer and monitors I am using to not work right now.
Private employers commonly supply vehicles for security staff. This thread seems in line with that, though...
11-29-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,013
Posted By mstateglfr

Wouldnt your employer supply you with the bike?

Wouldnt your employer supply you with the bike?
11-29-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By mstateglfr

Having worked on/refurbished dozens upon dozens...

Having worked on/refurbished dozens upon dozens of bikes from the 70s and 80s, I can confidently say that the entry level bikes from back then were not good.
I would much rather have a new $600...
11-29-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By mstateglfr

- cable visibly exiting top of brake hood =...

- cable visibly exiting top of brake hood = traditional/non-aero
- cable exiting hidden under brake hood and tape = aero
- brake lever that is bent = ergo


This is how the terms are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,026
Posted By mstateglfr

nope

nope
11-28-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By mstateglfr

https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/monstercross-fra...

https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/monstercross-frames/
50mm tire clearance.

There are various frames thru the years that have the clearance too, so most will be used.
Surly Cross Check
Trek 750...
11-28-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By mstateglfr

3500? That's the sort of thing I would figure a...

3500? That's the sort of thing I would figure a regulatory agency would limit. That is crazy bright!
11-27-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By mstateglfr

Is this a bad joke that you are doubling down on...

Is this a bad joke that you are doubling down on or serious?
It's so basic, I can't actually tell which.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By mstateglfr

1- just use the tubeless rim and run a tube. The...

1- just use the tubeless rim and run a tube. The police won't give you a citation if they find out.
2- sure use an Archetype rim. I have that rum for a couple of wheelsets- it is about as...
11-27-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By mstateglfr

Take it to the p&r forum.

Take it to the p&r forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,062
Posted By mstateglfr

Aren't you buying a frameset instead of whole...

Aren't you buying a frameset instead of whole bike?

GRX isn't some short lived setup- its just 10 and 11 speed with a couple tweaks for gravel.

I would buy a Domane and put 38mm fast rolling...
11-26-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,237
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure, it gets better. Or rather- it changes. ...

Sure, it gets better. Or rather- it changes.
For a handful of years, cycling meant family rides of under 5mi, so I would try for quantity- ride to parks and playgrounds frequently.
A Weehoo really...
11-26-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,876
Posted By mstateglfr

Something from a small Japanese Brand like...

Something from a small Japanese Brand like Kavalinka, Cherubim, Nagasawa, etc.
11-26-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By mstateglfr

Panasonic DX 5000? ...

Panasonic DX 5000?
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x198/5voulx_4a355cb27c338703cf599e70038595316121cbc8.gif
11-25-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,037
Posted By mstateglfr

The bike you initially claim is different from...

The bike you initially claim is different from the bike you link which is different from this other version you now mention.
3 different bikes- totally different builds and spec.

It's great...
11-24-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By mstateglfr

Because this is a message board where topics are...

Because this is a message board where topics are discussed and opinions are shared.
11-24-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,037
Posted By mstateglfr

These are the specs your link shows. ...

These are the specs your link shows.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/940x2000/screenshot_20211124_172434_chrome_9a3a44cfef48980043612bffb6507f95df6f6c63.jpg...
11-24-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,876
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow, yeah something like that. A heck of a deal.

Wow, yeah something like that. A heck of a deal.
11-24-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20211124_120933_ad2bfa8a3c6a53cdfbad45b8dede552148910a29.jpg...
11-24-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,876
Posted By mstateglfr

A 65cm quality early 80s road frame that is in...

A 65cm quality early 80s road frame that is in good cosmetic condition. Haven't come across one I would want to keep and hang period correct components.

Next- a bike from Jeff Bock. My main...
11-24-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By mstateglfr

Minute and a half in and he hast said anything...

Minute and a half in and he hast said anything about bikes.

Based on the OP, I'm guessing this guy talks about simplicity, longevity, etc.
11-23-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By mstateglfr

Since the OP has his answer, it's the milk crate...

Since the OP has his answer, it's the milk crate route for me too.
Cheap, ventilated, and a few filed lines on the top hold a cap or gloves above everything so they can dry too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,026
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/338x208/why_not_both_why_not_94c89c5bded8bc327fa5d133c5c57a55222c6267.gif
11-23-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By mstateglfr

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/news/gr...

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/news/gravel-upgrades--mixing-and-matching-shimano-grx-and-road-compon.html

Yes, 105 r7000 shifters work with grx 11sp derailleurs. A GRX crank should be...
11-23-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow that's an aggressive setup for the drops. ...

Wow that's an aggressive setup for the drops.
The deep red with black components looks great.
11-23-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By mstateglfr

True. My other winter project is single speeding...

True. My other winter project is single speeding a newly acquired '81 Nishiki Gran Touring- centerpull brakes, 35mm tires, and all parts coming from spares in random drawers and shelves. This...
11-23-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By mstateglfr

Well this started out as a pretty good deal- I...

Well this started out as a pretty good deal- I need a simple crankset for a backup backup road bike and figured a basic FSA Omega would work well. Free shipping is $250 so I hoped that the discount...
11-23-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By mstateglfr

winter project costs

Privileged complaints, I get it.

I bought a mid-90s Cannondale CAAD3 frame on ebay as I thought it would be fun to build something from the 90s and old round aluminum. The frame is yellow and...
11-22-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By mstateglfr

...or just look at your bike.

...or just look at your bike.
11-22-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,037
Posted By mstateglfr

What is happening with that bike? The picture...

What is happening with that bike?
The picture shows WTB Resolute tires, thru axle front and rear, hydraulic brakes, and Uno stem and seatpost.

The specs show Claris shifters, QR front and rear,...
11-22-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.pactimo.com/products/storm-hybrid-jack...

https://www.pactimo.com/products/storm-hybrid-jacket-mens-short-sleeve

This is a short sleeved jacket? It looks like a jersey. Its thermal, yet short sleeved. So you wear this over a jersey? Seems...
11-22-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 963
Posted By mstateglfr

Unless you handmade some out of a garbage picked...

Unless you handmade some out of a garbage picked down jacket for others, you can confidently assume you are the only one riding with em.

I have used the little toe covers and full shoe and ankle...
11-22-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By mstateglfr

A couple sites show that model year has an...

A couple sites show that model year has an Ultegra 50/34 crank.
The OP giving more details would certainly clear up some confusion in the thread.
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