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01-23-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By mstateglfr

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/cosmic_stallion ...

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/cosmic_stallion

I don't understand what you mean about not trusting AllCity's prices. Are you saying the $1300 price they list on their website is fake?

The...
01-21-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,389
Posted By mstateglfr

38/28 is significantly different from a...

38/28 is significantly different from a subcompact 46/30 road crankset. Also, you would need to use spacers to fit your 68mm wide bottom bracket shell, which results in the Deore crankset being set...
01-20-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive seen most small production quality steel...

Ive seen most small production quality steel framesets with a carbon fork in the $1420-1750 range now, so if these are $1200 it wouldnt be too wild. AC Cosmic Stallion at $1300 is suddenly a steal.
01-20-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a really nice looking frame overall and...

Its a really nice looking frame overall and combining the two models makes sense. They always seemed largely redundant and Mike's comments confirm that.
The changes address a few things I wanted...
01-19-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 888
Posted By mstateglfr

1- why do you need a new set of wheels to have...

1- why do you need a new set of wheels to have 28mm tires?
2- you are definitely living your advice with the fact that you are still on tubs or 23s.
01-19-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,389
Posted By mstateglfr

That crankset needs its own BB as it is not...

That crankset needs its own BB as it is not compatible with a Shimano HT2 BB.

This is what you need based on the description, assuming your frame is PF. https://www.ebay.com/itm/265121109796
...
01-19-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By mstateglfr

The market around me is littered with low end...

The market around me is littered with low end kids bikes, low end big box adult bikes, overpriced low end old bikes, and high priced modern bikes($500 and higher for 8sp and higher STI).

Quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 17,524,165
Posted By mstateglfr

Where is the bike for whch you bought and posted...

Where is the bike for whch you bought and posted 120 different things?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By mstateglfr

Motors tend to do that.

Motors tend to do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By mstateglfr

I plan to buy some AC road tires soon for a...

I plan to buy some AC road tires soon for a winter project 90s Cannondale CAAD3. Ive read the AC tires run narrower than listed so hopefully a 28mm AC will fit if it runs slightly narrow.
I think...
01-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont think any of the mechanics at the two LBS'...

I dont think any of the mechanics at the two LBS' I periodically frequent are moonlighting at Walmart building bikes.
01-19-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 888
Posted By mstateglfr

32 to 38mm will work fine and be a pretty good...

32 to 38mm will work fine and be a pretty good mix between wide for comfort and not too slow.
But more important than width for speed is tire construction. A 35mm wide tire that is quality can...
01-19-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 697
Posted By mstateglfr

The AX width may be 'more ideal' for a wider...

The AX width may be 'more ideal' for a wider tire, but 19.5 internal width is hardly dangerous or likely to lead to an issue.
The EA90 AX retail for $100 less than the EA90 SL, so that too is...
01-19-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 697
Posted By mstateglfr

No advantage beyond that. And based on...

No advantage beyond that.

And based on that single advantage, you will have a disadvantage compared to higher spec'd aluminum wheelsets- you will have less money with the Zipp wheels.
You can...
01-17-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,685
Posted By mstateglfr

I got one as a present and like it. Like many...

I got one as a present and like it. Like many products, it's something that I wouldn't buy but would enjoy as a present.
It's in part why Yeti got big- $40 tumbler cups are dumb, but are constantly...
01-16-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By mstateglfr

I've seen pics of mine used elsewhere before. ...

I've seen pics of mine used elsewhere before.
Meh- it doesn't hurt me at all as I am not trying to monetize my pictures.

Dirty secret- I have used stock pics of components before for ebay. Eek!
01-14-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,963
Posted By mstateglfr

Why would a complaint go there? Manufacturers in...

Why would a complaint go there? Manufacturers in China build to the level they are contracted to build to. Pay more for higher end design/materials/finish and get a higher end...
01-14-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,963
Posted By mstateglfr

All brands care about price point. It's how...

All brands care about price point. It's how products are spec'd...to meet a price point.
For kids bikes, it's been shown that the market will tolerate most purchases being under $250 so most bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By mstateglfr

Bowman Cycles is liquidating and pulled down website.

https://cyclingindustry.news/bowman-cycles-liquidates-as-supply-crisis-prevents-bike-completion/

The brand has infamously struggled with product shortages- their lack of customer service and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20,317
Views: 4,609,082
Posted By mstateglfr

Get that mechanical ultegra while it's around!

Get that mechanical ultegra while it's around!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,136
Posted By mstateglfr

I fear change and will cling to my simple...

I fear change and will cling to my simple drivetrain until the last strand of cable snaps....
01-13-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 919
Posted By mstateglfr

Whats funny to me is that I would never set up a...

Whats funny to me is that I would never set up a testing process like this outside my house on an actual bike, but I would absolutely give it a try if Zwift had some virtual 100m sprint workout where...
01-13-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,374
Posted By mstateglfr

I really looked into in 2.5 years ago when I was...

I really looked into in 2.5 years ago when I was wanting a new gravel frame. I went deep into the rabbit hole of figuring out if I could build one on my own at home. I certainly could have based on...
01-13-22, 10:31 AM
01-13-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,374
Posted By mstateglfr

Spent 4-5 hours every Sunday for 13 weeks...

Spent 4-5 hours every Sunday for 13 weeks learning to miter, file, align, and braze tubes to make a road frame.
01-13-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

There are gravel races that are 250-350mi and...

There are gravel races that are 250-350mi and riders use lights. Somehow they have managed to ride thru the night. Whether its dynamo generated lights or a few usb lights- they are not lacking for...
01-13-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,374
Posted By mstateglfr

The OP doesnt have to care what anyone else would...

The OP doesnt have to care what anyone else would do, but its a discussion and the discussion had turned to one of two potential options. The OP then expressed interest in driving, so I opined on...
01-13-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

I wasnt the one who initially claimed this, I...

I wasnt the one who initially claimed this, I just responded with 'a rando bike could fit the criteria of a gravel bike'. Not will, but could. Because it could, depending on specifics.
01-13-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

What is my idea of a rando bike? I didn't offer...

What is my idea of a rando bike? I didn't offer up a description.
I just asked what extras a rando bike offers.
01-13-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,374
Posted By mstateglfr

I view it as just a lot of hand wringing at this...

I view it as just a lot of hand wringing at this point.

Costs to travel to get it- a tank of gas, a night at a hotel, food. probably $300 total is very generous.

Costs to stay home and have...
01-12-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

A rando bike certainly could fit all the criteria...

A rando bike certainly could fit all the criteria of a gravel bike. And a gravel bike certain could fit all the criteria of a random bike.

Really not sure what your point is.

I am curious to...
01-12-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

Your shtick played out long ago.

Your shtick played out long ago.
01-12-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,374
Posted By mstateglfr

You are in MI and the bike is in IL? Oh my...

You are in MI and the bike is in IL?
Oh my gosh, just go get the bike.

Complaining that you like to eat your own food or have to pay $125 for a hotel(vs that to the local shop to assemble) is...
01-12-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,374
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a warranty from Trek. The warranty isnt thru...

Its a warranty from Trek. The warranty isnt thru your local shop. Buy the bike and the warranty will be honored by Trek regardless of if you submit a warranty claim thru the original dealer or not....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,136
Posted By mstateglfr

Agreed on the seeming randomness of available...

Agreed on the seeming randomness of available inventory.
What's really funny is the shop I mentioned hasn't been a Jamis dealer in the past. They just showed up later half of '21. It's...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By mstateglfr

My single pannier fits everything fine right now....

My single pannier fits everything fine right now. Laptop, shoes, clothes, lunch.
Just looking at something different is really it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,136
Posted By mstateglfr

That long of a wait is in part based on what you...

That long of a wait is in part based on what you are choosing to buy. A local shop has multiple models and sizes of Jamis Renegade bikes in stock for sale. And they have a ton of Domane models and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By mstateglfr

Well yeah, but they clearly arent positioning...

Well yeah, but they clearly arent positioning themselves as a cost leader. I dont think you are their intended market. To be clear, neither am I.

I started the thread because I think its neat that...
01-12-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

Does everyone want a shot at the Gravel Riding...

Does everyone want a shot at the Gravel Riding Hall of Fame? When I line up at a gravel race, I largely dont see people who are concerned about winning. A handful are concerned about winning, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,136
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, I have been looking for a replacement...

Ha, I have been looking for a replacement hardtail frame for my oldest daughter. For the last couple years she was using a Marin 13" disc brake frame built up with 26" components I had/bought, but...
01-12-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By mstateglfr

A goatlink is $25 A roadlink is $21 A...

A goatlink is $25
A roadlink is $21

A goatlink is for shadow+ RDs.
A roadlink is for 'standard' RDs.

They are different products designed to fill different needs.
01-11-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

A gravel path isn't a gravel road. That gravel...

A gravel path isn't a gravel road.
That gravel path could be soupy pea gravel that is unridable or it could be smooth hardback limestone flat railtrail. That gravel road could be sparse hero...
01-11-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

You don't think 'monster cross' as marketing bs? ...

You don't think 'monster cross' as marketing bs? It's neither a monster bike nor a cross bike.
I have a frame that is actually called a monster cross, so it's not like I am against the style or...
01-11-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By mstateglfr

Back in the early fall I ended up getting a Lead...

Back in the early fall I ended up getting a Lead Out! mini handlebar bag for my gravel bike to mostly replace a feedbag I've had on the gravel bike for a few years.

I got it since it was 25% off...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By mstateglfr

New brand- a North American carbon frame built in Canada

https://bikerumor.com/first-look-bridge-bike-works-surveyor-all-road-bike-looking-good-made-in-canada/

Clearance for up to 38mm tires. Looks like a really nice all-rounder. I like the all the...
01-11-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

Monster Cross was a term before the current...

Monster Cross was a term before the current gravel boom. It was basically a cross bike that could handle a huge tire. The term didnt really take off, but it definitely existed before major bike...
01-11-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

This sort of response gets me to both laugh and...

This sort of response gets me to both laugh and roll my eyes at the same time. It is both jaded and uninformed.

- Gravel riding wasnt created by bike marketing groups. It was not pure marketing...
01-11-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By mstateglfr

A lot of responses are centered around the...

A lot of responses are centered around the dangers of paved road riding. Personally I am not afraid on the roads, but my road riding either consists of side roads, 2 lane 2 way, or rural 1 lane 2...
01-11-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By mstateglfr

I cant imagine ever picking a bike or even bike...

I cant imagine ever picking a bike or even bike brand based on what brans a holdings company happens to own at any given moment.
I would put more emphasis on what style of bike I want at the price...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,136
Posted By mstateglfr

All this makes sense- a recognized brand has some...

All this makes sense- a recognized brand has some inherent value that cant just be replaced.
I just chuckled when reading it though because a large LBS with 3 locations in my metro is a Trek and...
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