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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 319
Posted By mstateglfr

How do you forget the number of chainrings on...

How do you forget the number of chainrings on your road bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By mstateglfr

pvc works fine to set a race. $7 in threaded...

pvc works fine to set a race.

$7 in threaded rod plus some metal washers ant a couple hex nuts has installed the last 15 headsets I've installed. CC40, campy, shimano, ritchey, fsa, 1" threaded,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By mstateglfr

For what its worth, you need to consider the axle...

For what its worth, you need to consider the axle that is attached to your driveside crankarm. That is, in part, why your bottom brackets are so much different in weight- the axle is missing from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By mstateglfr

Just buy any number of wedge bags that don't...

Just buy any number of wedge bags that don't move.
Plenty are available that dont use a seatpost attachment too.

An easy and inexpensice one that never needs to be touched is Speedsleev. It comes...
05-25-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By mstateglfr

If the Smith you are looking at is size large,...

If the Smith you are looking at is size large, then look at-...
05-24-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,602
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure, when there is reason to. a 'show me...

Sure, when there is reason to.
a 'show me your Cannondale CAAD3' thread could go dormant for 4 years and be revived without missing a beat. Wht not add to the current thread in that instance? ...
05-24-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,602
Posted By mstateglfr

Is the thread somehow not applicable or not...

Is the thread somehow not applicable or not relevant now just because it is older? Depression and the challenges around it certainly still exist. Riding to help quiet anxiety and improve outlook is...
05-24-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats normal. You shouldnt be able to reach the...

Thats normal. You shouldnt be able to reach the ground with your shoes while you are on the saddle. If you are able to do that, your road bike is not properly set up.
05-24-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By mstateglfr

^ Plus the redshift stem is closer in appearance...

^ Plus the redshift stem is closer in appearance to a traditional looking stem than a Lauf fork is to a traditional looking fork. Appearance isnt everything, but its definitely something.
05-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 327
Posted By mstateglfr

An actual hill climb gets washboarded? If that...

An actual hill climb gets washboarded? If that is what you are describing, I will need to go think about this on my next rides to see if its a thing that I just havent noticed before. I dont think...
05-24-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,194
Views: 3,658,812
Posted By mstateglfr

Really nice looking build. I have Cowchippers on...

Really nice looking build. I have Cowchippers on my gravel bike too- the bend and measurements just fit really well.
05-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 665
Posted By mstateglfr

Salsa Vaya steel ...

Salsa Vaya steel
https://www.salsacycles.com/bikes/2021_vaya_grx_600
628mm stack and 372mm reach in the 57cm size
647mm stack and 384.8mm reach in the 59.5cm size


Kona Libre aluminum...
05-23-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 209
Posted By mstateglfr

A 17" 90s MTB will be pretty big for someone 5'3....

A 17" 90s MTB will be pretty big for someone 5'3. Not for sure insurmountable, but 50/50 as to making it fit well.
The camera angle makes that bike look small. Who knows if it was measured...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By mstateglfr

Odd timing. SUMMERTIME is a current early...

Odd timing.

SUMMERTIME is a current early sale code they just sent for the weekend. It expires tonight at midnight pacific.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20,415
Views: 4,715,076
Posted By mstateglfr

Seems a touch aggressive and tight on clearance...

Seems a touch aggressive and tight on clearance for fun on gravel, but to each their own.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By mstateglfr

Sure is.

Sure is.
05-18-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By mstateglfr

9sp Shimano compatible is the sweetspot for...

9sp Shimano compatible is the sweetspot for getting a triple to work with an MTB RD to work with road shifting. Shimano keeps pushing 9sp down their product line so the model of FD or RD changes...
05-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,310
Posted By mstateglfr

Things have not changed a ton in the last 20...

Things have not changed a ton in the last 20 years, with regard to recreational road bike cycling. Things have changed more in the last 30 years(what you said this bike's age is), but still not at...
05-17-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By mstateglfr

After you take the wheel to a shop, ask if they...

After you take the wheel to a shop, ask if they hold basic maintenance classes. If they do, sign up for the next available class. If they dont, look for a bike collective/co-op in your area and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10,389
Views: 3,110,624
Posted By mstateglfr

As mentioned, stack and reach were not...

As mentioned, stack and reach were not measurements at the turn of the century. Heck they really werent even common 10 years ago. Even 5 years ago those measurements were not included on some bike...
05-16-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,724
Posted By mstateglfr

HAHA! I was genuinely looking at the picture you...

HAHA! I was genuinely looking at the picture you had where you can see the bay and was wondering if you meant there are no boats out there because there is preparation for fire duty. I was super...
05-16-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,363
Posted By mstateglfr

The peak of $8.3b may have been Q2 of '21, but...

The peak of $8.3b may have been Q2 of '21, but the decline has been very gradual.

Consumption jumped from $6.1b to $8.2 b in 1 year- Q1 '20 to Q1 '21. It has dropped just $.7b in 1 year from Q1...
05-16-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,724
Posted By mstateglfr

What do boats have to do with preparing for the...

What do boats have to do with preparing for the fire season?
05-16-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By mstateglfr

Really neat paint and some cool design touches on...

Really neat paint and some cool design touches on the frame. That fork though...huh.
I bet this would rock a steel chrome fork really well.
05-14-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow, VO frames have really changed since I last...

Wow, VO frames have really changed since I last looked at the details...and not for the better.
That tapered steel fork on the Pass Hunter is fugly. Tapered steel fork? Good lord. I get it, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,382
Posted By mstateglfr

Haha what? There is a healthy amount of saddle...

Haha what?
There is a healthy amount of saddle to bar drop and the bar's drops are below the top tube.
Priportions look solid. Are you thinking the stem should be slammed for every bike?
05-13-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By mstateglfr

We get it, you work in a shop and have a vested...

We get it, you work in a shop and have a vested interest in shop traffic, but claiming it probably isn't worth it if you can't put a hand on an item is just flat out goofy.
You have purchased a ton...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 865,237
Posted By mstateglfr

Twinsix is clearing out jerseys and bibs. ...

Twinsix is clearing out jerseys and bibs.

Some really good prices if the sizes and patterns work for you.
The sale is for their race and club fit jerseys which are MUSA by Voler.
05-13-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By mstateglfr

I didnt realize the GP Urban is slower than a...

I didnt realize the GP Urban is slower than a 4season.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews/continental-grand-prix-urban
This shows a 35mm GP Urban has 16.9 watts of rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,347
Posted By mstateglfr

Well that is quite the outlier. You will always...

Well that is quite the outlier. You will always do you though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By mstateglfr

Again, different cranksets have different spider...

Again, different cranksets have different spider shapes. What you are asking may be possible one one, but not modern ones I have worked on.
Even if it is possible, I dont know why anyone would...
05-12-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,430
Posted By mstateglfr

A handful of months after I posted that over 3...

A handful of months after I posted that over 3 years ago, I purchased a tubeless wheelset since I bought a new gravel frame that was thru-axle.
I have had more punctures with tubeless than with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By mstateglfr

Remove the rings from your old crank and put them...

Remove the rings from your old crank and put them on your new crank. Tighten to 13nm...or basically 'really tight'.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By mstateglfr

Hollowtech/HT2 describes a bunch of different...

Hollowtech/HT2 describes a bunch of different cranksets all with different chainring shapes and BCD sizes.

First off, is the design of your current crankset the same as your new 105 crankset? ...
05-11-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

You get a pass because you live under the Queen's...

You get a pass because you live under the Queen's rule.
- If anyone from Iowa ever said 'bidon', I would stare thru them in disgust with the heat of a million suns.
- If someone with a British...
05-11-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/ra...

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-urban
35mm, black or tan wall, only 15g heavier than GP5k S TR 32, and almost the same measured rolling resistance.
...
05-11-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, I figured 'brifter' started back when STI...

Yeah, I figured 'brifter' started back when STI shifters were new to road bikes. Half of a brand's offerings had STI shifting and half had downtube shifting with dedicated brake levers. Why its...
05-10-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By mstateglfr

I wouldn't pay close to $250 for that. It would...

I wouldn't pay close to $250 for that. It would cost $200 to just swap some stuff to make it fit and ride properly.

There is no reason to think the frame is fatigued just because someone rode it...
05-10-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

Asked and answered, but to say again- I meant...

Asked and answered, but to say again- I meant Groupo/Grupo/Gruppo/Grouppo. Again, apologies for the confusion as I typed that while sitting on a Teams call and just repeated the term that was used...
05-10-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By mstateglfr

How wide of an internal rim do you need to get...

How wide of an internal rim do you need to get 32mm GP5K to push out to 36mm?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,038
Posted By mstateglfr

Remember Specialized's wheels that sure looked tubeless but weren't? Update!

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/roval-rapide-clx-ii-and-alpinist-clx-ii-tubeless/


So the newest version is now officially tubeless.
It is completely mindblowing that tests relating to wheels...
05-10-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha! Cant multitask. Gruppo/Grouppo is what I...

Ha! Cant multitask. Gruppo/Grouppo is what I meant.
Thanks for seeing that.
05-10-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, groupetto does make me laugh since it is...

Ha, groupetto does make me laugh since it is almost entirely either Shimano or SRAM at this point which are distinctly not Italian and not even European. Its a group or grouset. Dont try to church...
05-10-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

Language man, its crazy. ...

Language man, its crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf9QkrC04d8
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1652199011_2b6a92f5b7cc8d253a81fbcab6d8f5f6198d14b3.jpeg
05-10-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

I do not, because they are not called that. I...

I do not, because they are not called that. I just remember something I learned when I was 9, that language is fascinatingly inconsistent, and move on.
05-10-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 771
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are looking at the Giant Escape 3 Comfort,...

If you are looking at the Giant Escape 3 Comfort, that model has a suspension seatpost. It is easily replaced with a rigid seatpost. The stem and headset on that model are an older style than what...
05-10-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By mstateglfr

A 1mm velocals sticker will end up with a smooth...

A 1mm velocals sticker will end up with a smooth transition or possibly the slightest raised edge once clearcoat is applied.

If you want to do all the work, thats a project that to me gets set...
05-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

I certainly dont correct people when they call it...

I certainly dont correct people when they call it a seat, but I also only ever call it a saddle.
A seat is something you sit in/on. A saddle is something you sit atop. Recumbent has a seat,...
05-09-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 771
Posted By mstateglfr

Go to Trek, Giant, and Specialized shops. ...

Go to Trek, Giant, and Specialized shops. Between shops with those 3 brands there will be a handful of smaller brands too. At $600, you can find a basic entry level hybrid with rigid fork.
Giant...
05-09-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By mstateglfr

Very well could mean this too. This was so...

Very well could mean this too. This was so decentralized to start with and also very siloed that it could mean one thing locally and a different thing in another region or even a different area of...
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