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Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By mstateglfr

The fd for grx is set out a couple mm further...

The fd for grx is set out a couple mm further away from the frame. This is by design and the grx crankset matches that.
Also, the grx rd has a clutch while the 105 does not.
07-06-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 1,840
Posted By mstateglfr

I have really enjoyed this thread. A poster...

I have really enjoyed this thread.

A poster says teams have moved away from 23mm tires. Larry quotes that comment and says it is not true.
Multiple pages later, you are still arguing that...
07-06-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By mstateglfr

Anything about gravel bikes should be in the...

Anything about gravel bikes should be in the gravel cx forum, anything about bikes from 30+ years ago should be in the involved forum, anything about road bikes should be in the road forum, anything...
07-06-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 821
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike has a black fork and black fade.

That bike has a black fork and black fade.
07-06-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By mstateglfr

1- a chain tensioner typically mounts to the same...

1- a chain tensioner typically mounts to the same hole that a rear derailleur threads into. Just put your hanger back on the bike.
2- If you use the middle ring of your current crankset, you need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow, this is the first generic/open mold/private...

Wow, this is the first generic/open mold/private label Chinese carbon frame I have seen that I would actually consider.
The geometry is nearly spot on with my current frame, which basically never...
07-05-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By mstateglfr

since someone prior to me responded in a manner...

since someone prior to me responded in a manner that makes it seem like they thought you were serious, it appears they were necessary.
07-05-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By mstateglfr

A long running and popular thread here is the...

A long running and popular thread here is the steel frame modern drivetrain build.
This announcement will impact those who like updating older frames with modern high level drivetrains.
07-05-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, this is a longstanding claim that is...

Yes, this is a longstanding claim that is commonly repeated. Not really sure what the point is, most of the time, but it is an often made point.
07-05-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By mstateglfr

Did you forget the ** sarcasterisks? 11sp...

Did you forget the ** sarcasterisks?
11sp mechanical 105 and ultegra are still around.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 509,666
Posted By mstateglfr

The fact that you have an mtb saddle on there is...

The fact that you have an mtb saddle on there is news to me. Definitely jot an 'of course' moment for this guy. It looks like a saddle.
I haven't really considered saddles to be road or mtb. For...
07-03-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,345
Posted By mstateglfr

All my bikes are steel, but even I can see that...

All my bikes are steel, but even I can see that your claim is incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 509,666
Posted By mstateglfr

What bars do you have?

What bars do you have?
07-02-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,380
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. I am also tall and therefore ride a...

Interesting. I am also tall and therefore ride a tall bike, but that has nevhas led me to want to look in dumpsters. And that's a blanket lack of desire- when on the bike or off the bike.
07-02-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,149
Posted By mstateglfr

Cycling cap. Pretty old school and simple.

Cycling cap. Pretty old school and simple.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By mstateglfr

From the linked article... Shift cables...

From the linked article...


Shift cables may be gone, but hoses for hydraulic brakes still exist and need that creative internal routing.
06-30-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By mstateglfr

He uses 32mm GP5k on 29mm internal rims and they...

He uses 32mm GP5k on 29mm internal rims and they plump up to 36mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 617
Posted By mstateglfr

But if you dont shift twice then you have 112.23...

But if you dont shift twice then you have 112.23 gear inches to work with. Seems like a pretty easy solution to 93 gear inches not being enough to stay with a fast bunch. This is honestly a really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,611
Posted By mstateglfr

It's quite unfortunate. I hope Shimano comes...

It's quite unfortunate.
I hope Shimano comes out with a non-series 2x11sp mechanical drivetrain that has rim brakes and hydraulic brakes. Doubt it'll happen, but I can hope. The snob in me would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 617
Posted By mstateglfr

46/11 at a very reasonable 80rpm is 26.7mph on...

46/11 at a very reasonable 80rpm is 26.7mph on 30mm tires. That may not work for everyone, but it is more than a lot of people can handle. As for it being enough for fast club rides, it may not be...
06-29-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 853
Posted By mstateglfr

Balancing time between family, work, and hobbies...

Balancing time between family, work, and hobbies to make sure I get time to ride.

I figured I would answer honestly since all my smarmy responses have already been posted by others. Seriously...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By mstateglfr

That wheelset you are looking at is not light and...

That wheelset you are looking at is not light and uses XDR, which you presumably dont have.
Doesnt seem like the best fit for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By mstateglfr

Glue. Here is a press picture of factory...

Glue.
Here is a press picture of factory workers preparing the adhesive for bonding....
06-28-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,356
Posted By mstateglfr

Huh, I thought you did a bunch of single speed or...

Huh, I thought you did a bunch of single speed or fixed. 600sti is incredible even 30 years later- I put some on one of my kid's road bikes since it runs a 9sp drivetrain.

Ivery just called it a...
06-28-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok.

Ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By mstateglfr

You running XDR?...that is what shows available. ...

You running XDR?...that is what shows available. I have 0 experience with the wheels and know nobody with them. They arent light, for what its worth. Good price and you get a 45mm depth though, if...
06-28-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course they dont all need to be supportive or...

Of course they dont all need to be supportive or complimentary. Me saying 'well it for sure wasnt supportive or complimentary' is a way of saying 'you came off aggressive and angry and you took it...
06-28-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By mstateglfr

You may not say it was insulting, but its pretty...

You may not say it was insulting, but its pretty impossible to say it was the opposite. It certainly wasnt supportive or complimentary. You came in hot and crashed hard, and now you are claiming...
06-28-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure what that has to do with my post you...

Not sure what that has to do with my post you quoted, but yeah I responded in that 1000 words thread. It was a picture of a wheel packaged up. That isnt, to me, a 1000 word picture so I said as...
06-28-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By mstateglfr

32mm measures 32.5mm on 17.5 internal rims. ...

32mm measures 32.5mm on 17.5 internal rims.
28mm measures 27mm and 28.5mm, depending on the rim.

This is the same story as most every other tire width complaint thread.
06-28-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By mstateglfr

First off, classic 650b bikes are not 'all the...

First off, classic 650b bikes are not 'all the rage'. A small group within a small group of the cycling community likes them. If that drives prices up, cool, but lets not go crazy with claims here...
06-28-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,356
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, it does happen. Last June a car passed me...

Yes, it does happen.
Last June a car passed me with plenty of room, but honked for some reason. I turned to see why and hit a frost heave right as I turned back to look ahead. Broke 4 ribs and my...
06-28-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,356
Posted By mstateglfr

Do you really never look around when you ride? ...

Do you really never look around when you ride? You never look at another person, or at a horse, or at a sunset? You are missing out on a lot of fun if you cant manage to stop looking directly ahead...
06-28-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,356
Posted By mstateglfr

What is a 'DD'? You ride fixed gear, I...

What is a 'DD'? You ride fixed gear, I think...but struggling on what DD means.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 617
Posted By mstateglfr

- Your bike's drivetrain is almost for sure not...

- Your bike's drivetrain is almost for sure not holding you back. 46/11 at 80 rpm is 26.7mph with 30mm tires. 80rpm is a good general cadence as it is faster than what a lot of beginners are use...
06-28-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By mstateglfr

If I were to run different width tires for...

If I were to run different width tires for gravel, I would run the wider tire up front for sure. It will help reduce the chance of the front end digging in on loose surfaces and helps roll over...
06-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,798
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks! I havent cramped since this event...

Thanks!

I havent cramped since this event last August, but I will always look into something simple to add like this.
I did a 100mi ride a week and a half ago and used nuun tablets in addition...
06-27-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/shimano-grx-limite...

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/shimano-grx-limited-gravel-group-bikes/

Shimano said they would only produce a few thousand of the groupsets and builders would get first crack.
06-27-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. More than the length, the width is...

Interesting. More than the length, the width is important since something too wide will interfere with the pedal stroke and that looks really wide.
I will definitely look into it as the quality...
06-27-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,798
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks, but based on your totally baseless and...

Thanks, but based on your totally baseless and incorrect analysis earlier in this thread, I have written off your views.
06-27-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By mstateglfr

An aluminum frame bike with carbon fork will be...

An aluminum frame bike with carbon fork will be 1.5# heavier than a carbon frame bike with carbon fork and identical components.
If that 1.5# is the difference between being able to pick the bike up...
06-24-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By mstateglfr

Pic host

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06-24-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By mstateglfr

The 9.0 is a carbon frame and 11sp drivetrain. ...

The 9.0 is a carbon frame and 11sp drivetrain.
The 8.9 is an aluminum frame and 10sp drivetrain.
The 8.9 has a lower number carbon fork, so maybe it's heavier?...who knows.
The 8.9 uses an fsa...
06-24-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By mstateglfr

this thread so far... ...

this thread so far...
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To actually apply the gif to this thread, maybe the...
06-22-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,176
Posted By mstateglfr

Coach HS girls volleyball. In season(fall) its...

Coach HS girls volleyball. In season(fall) its 2hrs/day M-F with a handful of all day Saturday tournaments too. Offseason summer is 2x/week for 2hrs at a time. Then I also play in a comp league...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 938
Posted By mstateglfr

I am not aware of this product. Really not sure...

I am not aware of this product. Really not sure how it would work either, to be honest. How would the threadless headset be preloaded?
Are you referring to a threadless stem adapter? If so,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 938
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, very aware it has nothing to do with ICAN...

Yes, very aware it has nothing to do with ICAN frames. Argo started a thread and asked another question within the thread, so I responded. I know he didnt buy a steel Soma fork for an ICAN frame. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 938
Posted By mstateglfr

A shim is totally fine to use, but there are also...

A shim is totally fine to use, but there are also plenty of stems made for 26mm and 25.4mm handlebar diameters. I have owned 26.0mm threadless stems from Easton, Ritchey, Kalloy, and VeloOrange. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:59 AM
06-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By mstateglfr

I advise you to decide what style of bike you...

I advise you to decide what style of bike you want- flat bar or drop bar before asking for suggestions on which to buy. They are fundamentally different in feel and use. One isnt better than the...
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