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09-18-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By mstateglfr

Modern Bike is good for some things and bad for...

Modern Bike is good for some things and bad for some things. No different from a dozen other internet bike retailers.
I've been in the storefront a handful of times over the last 7 years since...
09-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x280/6138beed3b0aa803677074_40d2eb5e236c5dd82fe0ea122748d456981406e3_20447bbc08f738d314182f8d08dbc4a5bbad39e4.gif
09-18-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on pics from the link, I would say a gravel...

Based on pics from the link, I would say a gravel bike with wide tires would work.
But I'm sure there are parts of the route not shown that would make for underbiking if you use a gravel bike. ...
09-17-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 535
Posted By mstateglfr

handlebar bag. saddle wedge bag. pick...

handlebar bag.
saddle wedge bag.

pick one, then find the size you need. Neither need to be a big bag on the bike, so you neednt worry about that.
09-17-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,185
Posted By mstateglfr

I have seen this comment a few times now since...

I have seen this comment a few times now since each time I click into the thread its at the top of the most recent page. So I cant hold it in anymore- Sora hasnt used a thumb shifter since 2012. ...
09-16-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By mstateglfr

All my bikes have either brooks cambium c17 or...

All my bikes have either brooks cambium c17 or serfas rx rr saddles. The gravel has a c17 and while it had no padding, it is very flexible.
They are similar width, but the serfas sadles have some...
09-16-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,738
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, you meant distance records as in setting...

Oh, you meant distance records as in setting distance records compared to anyone anywhere. I figured you were referring to people setting their own records, like PRs. If I ride a few thousand miles...
09-16-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,738
Posted By mstateglfr

I am missing what makes a tight circle better for...

I am missing what makes a tight circle better for racking up the miles. Why is riding a 12mi circle twice more efficient than riding a 24mi circle once each day? Or riding a 48mi circle every other...
09-16-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By mstateglfr

If you want to get technical, go down a rabbit...

If you want to get technical, go down a rabbit hole, etc- build the wheels yourself. You can buy the components from prowheelbuilder and elsewhere online and thatll allow you to tinker up a storm!
09-16-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By mstateglfr

I have no idea why the Crest has such a low...

I have no idea why the Crest has such a low weight limit. Stans had a rim/wheelset a handful of years ago called the Iron Cross that cited a pretty low weight limit too.
There is just no upside...
09-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, I remember when you were looking at slapping...

Ha, I remember when you were looking at slapping a White Industries crank on this. Entertaining times.
...
09-16-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 766
Posted By mstateglfr

Lucky we are talking about crushed stone rail...

Lucky we are talking about crushed stone rail trails then.
09-15-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By mstateglfr

- I would want 700c wheels, but everyone is...

- I would want 700c wheels, but everyone is different so if you want a fatter tire or smaller overall wheel size- go 650b. There is no firm right or wrong to this.
- A carbon fork and 40+mm tire...
09-15-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,461
Posted By mstateglfr

What? Thats an absurd claim! Only a moron would...

What? Thats an absurd claim! Only a moron would even think such a thing! I would suggest you put yourself in message board timeout for such a wrong comment, but instead- lets now take the next 3...
09-15-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By mstateglfr

Anything from a bike shop, if buying new. Any...

Anything from a bike shop, if buying new.
Any brands from a bike shop, if buying used. If you dont know of brands, much less models and varying options, perhaps buying new is best.
09-14-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By mstateglfr

Really neat deep dive into geometry, tubing, and...

Really neat deep dive into geometry, tubing, and frame construction.
And as always- both ads brought a smile. The blackburn's ad with its over the top number of geopolitical references was good,...
09-14-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

I referenced the drop down geometry on the site...

I referenced the drop down geometry on the site you linked initially. Looks like the 99spokes geometry you referenced conflicts with whats on geometrygeeks.


Geometry Geeks info
Current bike...
09-14-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,738
Posted By mstateglfr

Lets clarify. Are you really saying that if you...

Lets clarify. Are you really saying that if you get a flat tire 25mi from home, you would rather call someone and make them get you, instead of just carrying a tube plus levers and inflation?
09-14-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,390
Posted By mstateglfr

nope

nope
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,019
Posted By mstateglfr

To be clear, I really do like reading it because...

To be clear, I really do like reading it because it isnt common so its not like i have to google it frequently. And in your example, you added kg which helps give me a general idea(i double it then...
09-14-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By mstateglfr

buy a patio shed. store it under a tarp. ...

buy a patio shed.
store it under a tarp.

Think of ways in which things kept outside stay dry and apply those to this situation.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,019
Posted By mstateglfr

I will never tire(pun!) of coming to BF to see...

I will never tire(pun!) of coming to BF to see what people weigh in stone. It is one of the true joys in life to read a comment and have absolutely 0 idea of what it means.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By mstateglfr

There is no reason to listen to any one person's...

There is no reason to listen to any one person's suggestion as everyone likes something different.
What someone feels is divine, I may view as an ass-hatchet.
This is why saddles have so many...
09-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By mstateglfr

Do what you like, but this isn't an actual answer...

Do what you like, but this isn't an actual answer to my questions.

You are confident the Canyon Grizl is best, yet you werent even aware other brands have bikes that are in the same category....
09-13-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on your forum join date, you have been...

Based on your forum join date, you have been riding for at least 8 years. And since you mention fixing your bike, you have experience with that side of things.
By now, you know what is good enough...
09-13-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By mstateglfr

woah- 50mm? I missed that. Yeah, that's a...

woah- 50mm? I missed that. Yeah, that's a really enticing blend of geometry, versatility, and price.


As for aluminum weight, I've read 1500-1800g for gravel frame weights at the M/L size....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By mstateglfr

You like the look, like the geometry, and its...

You like the look, like the geometry, and its available now- sounds like a perfect option for you.
09-13-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By mstateglfr

That they do. My first intentional gravel bike...

That they do. My first intentional gravel bike was built with one of the rim brake frames. Still have it, its just set up for commuting/camping now. Super versatile, very good finish, and designed...
09-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By mstateglfr

When you ask such a basic question as 'is Canyon...

When you ask such a basic question as 'is Canyon the only brand good enough for rough gravel', you are clearly coming into the genre with no experience or knowledge. Everyone starts somewhere, so it...
09-13-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By mstateglfr

For some perspective- the claimed weight of a 631...

For some perspective- the claimed weight of a 631 steel Jamis Renegade frame is not much more than similar offerings from other brands. It weighs less than Bombtrack's steel gravel frame, a touch...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By mstateglfr

How did you land on the OPEN frame? They have...

How did you land on the OPEN frame? They have have good reputation and all, and at the prices they charge they had better, but evens still- what sets the OPEN apart from any number of other options?...
09-12-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, 25.4 quill stem?...yeah that's different for...

Oh, 25.4 quill stem?...yeah that's different for sure.
Do you have a bike co-op near you? There are endless quill stems at ours.
I have a few in my garage that are 90mm-110mm in 25.4 bar size...
09-12-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course it isn't the only brand.

Of course it isn't the only brand.
09-11-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By mstateglfr

https://blackmtncycles.com/ Steel fork, but not...

https://blackmtncycles.com/
Steel fork, but not lugged.
09-11-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By mstateglfr

The frame is stiff, but light for the time. The...

The frame is stiff, but light for the time. The fork is just contract built steel. Geometry is in line with the time- pretty aggressive and limited tire clearance.
As for feedback on your specific...
09-11-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

^ 100mm stems are $10 on Amazon and deliver in 1...

^ 100mm stems are $10 on Amazon and deliver in 1 to 2 days.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B094JB6CBV?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title&th=1
09-11-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By mstateglfr

One of my kids rides a 500 from then. It's the...

One of my kids rides a 500 from then. It's the same frame, just Tiagra instead of 105.
Why do you ask?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By mstateglfr

At $500, I would not use any specifics besides...

At $500, I would not use any specifics besides 'steel' for your search. Keep the search as wide as possible at that price and go from there.
Don't even look for a specific size since if you look...
09-10-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,321
Posted By mstateglfr

I couldnt care less about 'local legend' status. ...

I couldnt care less about 'local legend' status. It means nothing to me as its just documenting frequency. I rode an arbitrary segment more than others?...oh wow, good to know. To me, that is the...
09-10-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, I intended to link it! Stem Comparison Tool...

Ha, I intended to link it!
Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)
09-10-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, both having the same bar(reach, drop, and...

Ok, both having the same bar(reach, drop, and rise) evens things out a bit. Below is a picture of your current stem(red) and the new 58(blue). You can see that would need a 17deg positive rise stem...
09-10-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,254
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x266/400r_2c1_6bc5df10bd7d00b66762375bdb3307cd372cda3a.jpg

Is this what you use? Its...an impressive wired option.
400 lumen for a rear...
09-10-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

Reach is 13mm longer- so offset that with a...

Reach is 13mm longer- so offset that with a shorter stem. Yes, the virtual top tube length is 19mm longer, but reach is more important.
Something to also consider, the 99 spokes shows your '17 bike...
09-10-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 615
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, define 'occasional'. If its Once a month,...

Yeah, define 'occasional'. If its Once a month, I guess that isnt bad. If its once a week, I sure wouldnt want to swap out tires that frequently.
If its once a week, I would just put quality...
09-09-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,605
Posted By mstateglfr

Pretty sure many here would geek out on a quality...

Pretty sure many here would geek out on a quality tube MTB from a small Japanese builder, even if it's been repainted.
09-09-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,254
Posted By mstateglfr

A lot of wedge bags have a loop that you can use...

A lot of wedge bags have a loop that you can use to hook a light.
Or rubber band style lights can be hooked onto seat stays.
09-09-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,254
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on actual experience, I have found value in...

Based on actual experience, I have found value in knowing cars are approaching. Again, its been very helpful on gravel roads, which account for a majority of my solo riding miles.
And again, it's...
09-09-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,254
Posted By mstateglfr

It probably isnt safer in heavy traffic. In low...

It probably isnt safer in heavy traffic. In low traffic settings, you are aware of cars approaching and can adjust how you are riding if you feel it necessary(like if 2 lanes become 1 in a short bit...
09-09-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By mstateglfr

Integrated lights on a helmet could work well,...

Integrated lights on a helmet could work well, sure. I wouldnt buy one if the helmet weighed an extra 100g though. And the light would need to pop out easily for charging because its dumb to have...
09-09-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,881
Posted By mstateglfr

difference in tires rolling resistance. ...

difference in tires rolling resistance.
difference in geometry which affects feel.
difference in bike weight.


Take your pick. Probably more possibilities too.
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