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08-12-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By mstateglfr

9sp alloy cassettes won't be taught to find any...

9sp alloy cassettes won't be taught to find any time soon.
Quality 26" tires are getting rare, but even more rare is a time when I need a tire immediately and can't wait a week for them to deliver....
08-12-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By mstateglfr

If you ride 12mi every day then you can get thru...

If you ride 12mi every day then you can get thru 50 in a day.
With that said, unless your schedule literally never allows you to take an extra hour at the end of the day and turn the 6mi commute...
08-12-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By mstateglfr

My '89 Novara Trionfo road frame was made in...

My '89 Novara Trionfo road frame was made in Japan. Not a Randonee, but perhaps a related data point.
08-11-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By mstateglfr

I put one of those Bikeman Carver steel forks in...

I put one of those Bikeman Carver steel forks in 410mm A-C length on a 90s OXPlat Trek 9XX MTB that had the RockShox Quadra 5 elastomer suspension and do not regret it at all. Well worth the $. The...
08-11-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By mstateglfr

Do you prefer the 3x for actual MTB riding, or do...

Do you prefer the 3x for actual MTB riding, or do you just prefer the 3x on an MTB that you use for commuting/touring/around town riding?

I dont know if I remember anyone saying to me 'I miss my...
08-11-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By mstateglfr

I think the real issue is that you are...

I think the real issue is that you are approaching this as an attempt to see if 'the hype' is justified or not. That is a surefire way to be disappointed.
You are comparing bikes with similar...
08-11-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By mstateglfr

Any tall people looking for a Gios road bike?

I happened across this while doing a periodic search for 64 and 65cm frames. You gotta pay to play on this frame, but if you are 6'10 and like C&V, this may be right up your alley.

...I know...
08-10-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,893
Posted By mstateglfr

10 years? That's longer than many bikes here...

10 years? That's longer than many bikes here even stay in one's possession.
Seems like a win.

I drilled out a frozen river that was loose in a cannondale frame. Installing a new one was...
08-10-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,874
Posted By mstateglfr

My oldest kid memorized that song when she was...

My oldest kid memorized that song when she was younger. Used to be obsessed with it when she was 9 or so and could rattle it off while keeping rhythm with no metronome.
08-10-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,874
Posted By mstateglfr

you liking that is par for the course.

you liking that is par for the course.
08-10-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,874
Posted By mstateglfr

Absurd. You are being dangerous to yourself and...

Absurd. You are being dangerous to yourself and others. make better decisions.
08-10-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,250
Posted By mstateglfr

There is more than one way to skin a cat. Some...

There is more than one way to skin a cat. Some are just bloodier than others.
08-10-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,682,129
Posted By mstateglfr

Nice fade. 32mm tires currently?...do you run a...

Nice fade. 32mm tires currently?...do you run a couple wheelsets or just use it for road and hardpack dirt?
08-09-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,172
Posted By mstateglfr

1- I dont think you know what the word 'scam'...

1- I dont think you know what the word 'scam' means. It isnt a scam when it is clearly shown and known.
2- The bike is entry level so the components are basic/unimpressive. That is a really...
08-09-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By mstateglfr

6'5 215#. I have size XL bibs from Voler and...

6'5 215#. I have size XL bibs from Voler and Black Bibs- both fit great.

Voler makes many levels of compression. I like their Black Label which is the most compressive, but less expensive models...
08-07-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By mstateglfr

It is modern enough that any curent/recent...

It is modern enough that any curent/recent mechanical road drivetrain will work. 8, 9, 10, 11sp- all fine.
Pick the one you want and just make sure all components are compatible.

As for tires,...
08-06-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By mstateglfr

Crisscross and multitrack are great options, if...

Crisscross and multitrack are great options, if they fit.
Modern standards, wide enough to fit 40mm tires, and typically goof top tube lengths to allow for drops to be used.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 514,959
Posted By mstateglfr

I took it to mean century rides.

I took it to mean century rides.
08-04-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By mstateglfr

Commuting is full of bumps? My commutes have...

Commuting is full of bumps? My commutes have never been any more or less bumpy than a typical ride on a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/international/2021...

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/international/2021/12/09/bianchi-plans-carbon-frame-factory-and-headquarters-italy#.Yun0gqROnqs

1- Bianchi is reshoring. Since you mentioned overseas builds, I...
08-02-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,471
Posted By mstateglfr

I ha e owned and ridden multiple touring bikes...

I ha e owned and ridden multiple touring bikes from the 80s and early 90s. I have ridden an early 90s cx bike.
None of them are as purpose built or fit how I ride gravel nearly as well as my...
08-02-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on what you list for bikes, you havent...

Based on what you list for bikes, you havent purchased one in over a decade. Bike costs are crazy right now and value is tough to find, but at the same time, your view of things is clearly skewed...
08-01-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,666
Posted By mstateglfr

You could just never shift the front and its...

You could just never shift the front and its effectively a 1x.
But yeah, if you want a more 'real' 1x then you could buy a new crank and 1x ring then slap that on and shorten the chain.
You will...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,653
Posted By mstateglfr

Wouldnt a power meter more accurately answer what...

Wouldnt a power meter more accurately answer what you seek to learn?
A strava segment doesn't seem like a reliable way to measure as there are any obvious outside influences which will vary the time.
07-31-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,917
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. I weigh 215# and Silca says a 38mm...

Interesting. I weigh 215# and Silca says a 38mm gravel tire should be 43.5psi rear and 41.5psi front.
It shows my 43mm tires should even be inflated a bit higher than what you set your 38s at.
...
07-22-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,415
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure why you would buy a saddle just because...

Not sure why you would buy a saddle just because it may have been what was originally on the bike. Saddles come in all sorts of shapes and designs because each of us is different.

The b17 is...
07-22-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By mstateglfr

Was it ever really 'in'? It became popular in...

Was it ever really 'in'? It became popular in some specific cases and specific bike designs, but the overwhelming % of gravel bikes I have seen over the last 8 years in print, online, and in person...
07-22-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,736
Posted By mstateglfr

I have read about tubesets where the triple...

I have read about tubesets where the triple butted tubing is heavier than double butted due to one of the ends of the triple butted tubing being thicker. So .9/.5/.8 vs .8/.5/.8 for example.


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07-22-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By mstateglfr

Not c&v, but its a Columbus steel frame and fork...

Not c&v, but its a Columbus steel frame and fork and rolls on 32s....
07-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, well look at that!

Oh, well look at that!
07-22-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By mstateglfr

Anyone rocking a c&v on RAGBRAI?

I will again not be on one, but still on a steel frame and fork!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20220220_160311_e6115c720fdde23affd8d4db178e6cef8137901c.jpg
07-21-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By mstateglfr

New Fuji Jari model coming soon.

https://bikerumor.com/upcoming-fuji-jari-gravel-bike-cleverly-packs-everything-into-a-fast-frame/

- the seat stays look eerily similar to the kinked stays on a Ribble CGR carbon frame.
- the top...
07-21-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 865
Posted By mstateglfr

One can only be offended if they choose to take...

One can only be offended if they choose to take offense. That's just a basic reality.
Now with that said, there are things that an overwhelming majority find offensive and societal behavior then...
07-21-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,003
Posted By mstateglfr

This thread should be short since the OP states...

This thread should be short since the OP states facts, says nothing controversial, and asks no question.
07-21-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By mstateglfr

The 11sp RD is named 'R9'? Thats insane.

The 11sp RD is named 'R9'? Thats insane.
07-21-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 865
Posted By mstateglfr

The guy also self deprecated when describing his...

The guy also self deprecated when describing his physique.

I have a sasquatch riding a bike tat on my right calf because I feel like a sasquatch when riding a bike. When someone says I am big,...
07-20-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,471
Posted By mstateglfr

$250 to $2500. ​​A quality wheeset weighing...

$250 to $2500.
​​A quality wheeset weighing that, which is well built and reliable- can be had for $450-600.
07-20-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 865
Posted By mstateglfr

I am 6'5 and it took a good bit of time to find...

I am 6'5 and it took a good bit of time to find jerseys and bibs that fit well and are at prices I find acceptable for the quality.

- Rapha core lightweight jersey is great length, but sleeves are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,568
Posted By mstateglfr

Laugh at someone who accidentally damages their...

Laugh at someone who accidentally damages their frame?
Yeah, that tracks.
07-20-22, 03:06 PM
07-20-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,471
Posted By mstateglfr

More talk without substance. Yes, its well known...

More talk without substance. Yes, its well known and accepted that something heavy can be quality. Your car example is bad for many reasons but yes, I will yet again say that I recognize weight is...
07-20-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By mstateglfr

My stack and reach numbers are about the same...

My stack and reach numbers are about the same between my main road bike and gravel bike. I do have the bars of my gravel bike up a touch, like 1cm. I thought they were the same setup for a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,568
Posted By mstateglfr

$250 for a threaded BB is absurd. But if I...

$250 for a threaded BB is absurd.
But if I had to buy that bike, I would pay the $250 for sure. I do maintenance and the convenience of being able to pull a BB is enough to make the cost worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,568
Posted By mstateglfr

The bottom bracket's bearing cartridge is...

The bottom bracket's bearing cartridge is pressfit. But the bottom bracket is threaded. I really dont know why you are clarifying any of this though.
Based on common discussion from users and...
07-19-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,259
Posted By mstateglfr

This is a distinction without a difference when...

This is a distinction without a difference when the lawyer that can go to court is negotiating on behalf of the insurance company. Lawyer takes offer to company, company declines, and trial happens....
07-19-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,471
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm the post immediately preceeding this, you say...

I'm the post immediately preceeding this, you say that lighter is always better, but superlight isn't necessarily looked for.
Well super- that lines up exactly with my 1650g comment since that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,809
Posted By mstateglfr

That's a really nice bike. I like the cable...

That's a really nice bike. I like the cable routing that isn't fully internal and that it uses a traditional stem and bar.
07-19-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By mstateglfr

Of you like the look or design of grx levers more...

Of you like the look or design of grx levers more than your 105 levers and it's enough to want to switch then switch.
If your 105 levers are comfortable, then dont switch.

To me, you are...
07-19-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,471
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes to the bold. Again, are 1650g 26" rim...

Yes to the bold.

Again, are 1650g 26" rim brake prebuilt wheelsets plentiful? That is what I would consider high quality.

A prebuilt 2250g wheelset with 32 plain gauge spokes laced to a...
07-19-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,471
Posted By mstateglfr

You could google and maybe pull up a handful, but...

You could google and maybe pull up a handful, but lets not pretend like the inventory for high quality rim brake 26" wheelsets or rims is anything close to that for 700c disc or rim brake wheelsets...
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