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10-24-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes it's viable.

Yes it's viable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By mstateglfr

What do you want out of the new wheels?...lighter...

What do you want out of the new wheels?...lighter than stock?...more aero than stock?...wider than stock?
10-24-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mstateglfr

That is just a really freak incident. It wasn't...

That is just a really freak incident. It wasn't even caused by a frame issue, so that's good to hear.
It's great to see the shop make it right- and the purple accent is solid!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By mstateglfr

It just doesn't matter in use. But if you want...

It just doesn't matter in use.
But if you want it to be 'correct, then just match up the tread pattern since it angles on each side of the tire in towards the middle.
10-23-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand why that is considered...

I dont understand why that is considered considered gravel bike.
It has 40mm tires...and that's it. The gearing is atrocious.

Note- I am staying away from discussing the component level.
...
10-23-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mstateglfr

You can't post this without saying what was wrong...

You can't post this without saying what was wrong with the old frame- come on, details!
It didn't even last a month?
10-22-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,405
Posted By mstateglfr

What headset did you use?...was the new fork the...

What headset did you use?...was the new fork the same steerer diameter as your old fork?
10-22-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 10,356
Posted By mstateglfr

This tracks.

This tracks.
10-22-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By mstateglfr

Nishiki, Azuki, Lotus, etc- all US brands with...

Nishiki, Azuki, Lotus, etc- all US brands with Japanese sounding names.
Nothing new.
10-22-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By mstateglfr

I am pretty sure that engineers at bike companies...

I am pretty sure that engineers at bike companies are, on the whole, the bottom of the class. They are still smarter than me, but good lord.
10-22-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By mstateglfr

I havent referenced the SL7 issue in my comments...

I havent referenced the SL7 issue in my comments here, and have both read and listened to what the issue was for that issue.
10-22-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By mstateglfr

Internet pictures of steerer wear due to internal...

Internet pictures of steerer wear due to internal cable rubbing means this isnt as simple as just rerouting the cables. James Huang at CT actually helped a company avoid an issue a handful of years...
10-22-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By mstateglfr

Reviews on width that ive read for their road and...

Reviews on width that ive read for their road and gravel tires is that they are narrow.
10-22-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By mstateglfr

30mm of travel on a fork that weighs 1215g? I...

30mm of travel on a fork that weighs 1215g?
I dont want suspension, but if I did, I would try for a Redshift stem and concede 100g first. If that didnt work, and larger tires didnt work, and more...
10-22-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 839
Posted By mstateglfr

I guess a common solo ride for me is a18-25mi...

I guess a common solo ride for me is a18-25mi 50/50 route of paved roads getting out of town, then gravel roads, then paved roads once back in town.
It's some rolling climbing on the paved roads,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By mstateglfr

No experience, but I for sure will consider them...

No experience, but I for sure will consider them for a backup bike that I'll get new tires for next spring/summer.

From what ive read both road and gravel models measure narrower than listed.
10-22-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By mstateglfr

They do look good, yes. Not the lightest offering...

They do look good, yes. Not the lightest offering at 565g for a 40mm tire, but its priced very well which may offset the weight.
I read they went buying only from their site or Amazon direct....
10-20-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on housing wearing thru carbon, it appears...

Based on housing wearing thru carbon, it appears housing is harder.
10-20-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,873
Posted By mstateglfr

The outrage hasn't calmed. Maybe by next week it...

The outrage hasn't calmed. Maybe by next week it will have subsided.
10-20-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,632
Posted By mstateglfr

It's eery how spot on this is for our house. It...

It's eery how spot on this is for our house. It often seems my wife may as well have singlespeed road and mtb bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By mstateglfr

The brakes can be tapped a bit on Pacific...

The brakes can be tapped a bit on Pacific shipping rates. Dont pump the brakes, but certainly tap em.
It is bad, but like most things that are reported on- news reports at a lag and so there...
10-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,632
Posted By mstateglfr

Cross chaining in 2x will create a worse case...

Cross chaining in 2x will create a worse case compared to 1x, but not cross chaining in 2x will create a better case compared to 1x. <--that last part seems to often be ignored/missed when...
10-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By mstateglfr

His core strength and balance are absolutely...

His core strength and balance are absolutely unreal to me. Cant even imagine having that.



...wonder if he created any strava segments?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By mstateglfr

It would make him a poser. Or better phrased, it...

It would make him a poser. Or better phrased, it would further confirm that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By mstateglfr

It won't be exact, but it can certainly be...

It won't be exact, but it can certainly be similar/close. Gravel geometry isn't singular- an Evil Champis Hagar is significantly different compared to a Trek Checkpoint.

This is the same for road...
10-19-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 10,356
Posted By mstateglfr

Wheel diameter with specific tire size does play...

Wheel diameter with specific tire size does play a factor in gear inches.
Sheldon disagrees with your arm length claim. Enter whatever arm length you want, the gear inches stay the same. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By mstateglfr

Whats also funny is that 90mm and 110mm length...

Whats also funny is that 90mm and 110mm length stems are *only* $571.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By mstateglfr

If you have a bike and don't like riding it,...

If you have a bike and don't like riding it, rather why keep it?

Perhaps you should look for a gravel bike with similar geometry(stack, reach, chainstay, bb drop, trail) to your Roubaix. That way...
10-19-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By mstateglfr

I have 0 idea about your specific wheels, but if...

I have 0 idea about your specific wheels, but if your scale says that, then thats what it is. I would trust a number right in front of me vs someone online saying its correct or not.
And easy way...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,532,582
Posted By mstateglfr

At what point will you build the bike? Ill check...

At what point will you build the bike? Ill check back on the thread then.
10-19-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 10,356
Posted By mstateglfr

moist, I too have found that crank arm length is...

moist, I too have found that crank arm length is a bit factor with influencing crank arm length.


All seriousness, 20% of my cycling inseam is 193mm. I have yet to care much about crank...
10-19-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,632
Posted By mstateglfr

I used Gevenalle shifters for aabout 5 years and...

I used Gevenalle shifters for aabout 5 years and really liked them. The hood shape fit my hands well and my hands are large enough that I could shift the rear from the drops so that common downside...
10-18-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By mstateglfr

The top of the red has 4 different angles,...

The top of the red has 4 different angles, depending on which tube you look at.

It's actually something that is confusingly kinda common, if you look at internet bike paint pics.
10-18-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,632
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, kidding about the Lynskey quality. I fully...

Ha, kidding about the Lynskey quality. I fully agree that the meat of the market is ignored for very wide range options. You either go entry level or boutique as a result.
10-18-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,632
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, the average buyer probably doesnt pay much...

Yes, the average buyer probably doesnt pay much attention to gearing when buying a bike, and then only cares if they find they are riding routes that make the current gearing too difficult.
I...
10-18-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,632
Posted By mstateglfr

Dont try to church it up- its a Lynskey, not a...

Dont try to church it up- its a Lynskey, not a Seven.
^tounge in cheek.

I get what you are saying, but they are options to address your need. You mentioned a triple, those are triples that are...
10-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,632
Posted By mstateglfr

I am not criticizing you, I totally get your need...

I am not criticizing you, I totally get your need and recognize you are not alone. Im just saying it isnt a large market. No matter how many people want that gearing, 20x more dont, and that group...
10-18-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By mstateglfr

Drives me nuts when the colors dont line up from...

Drives me nuts when the colors dont line up from tube to tube.
10-18-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By mstateglfr

I would for sure consider a new Panasonic frame...

I would for sure consider a new Panasonic frame if the geometry fit what I want. Having something that almost nobody else in a country has can be neat, even if it isnt measurably better than various...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,182
Posted By mstateglfr

Fair enough. Everyone has their...

Fair enough. Everyone has their quirks/preferences. I dislike the cheap plugs that come with almost every package of bar tape. Most wedge in fine, but some wiggle back loose a slight bit. Most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,182
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes they expand. Keep tightening the bolt- it...

Yes they expand. Keep tightening the bolt- it reduces the space and compresses the rubber plug. That is the expansion.
10-18-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 957
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand why switching to a more compact...

I dont understand why switching to a more compact crank is bad. I understand you dont want to have a high cadence due to your health, but you then almost certainly dont need a 52/11 gear ratio.
...
10-17-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,214
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow- thats a messed up request, considering the...

Wow- thats a messed up request, considering the actual text wasn't inappropriate.
I wasn't making fun of you or your bikes. I was showing the aluminum gravel bike you already own, which was the...
10-17-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,214
Posted By mstateglfr

The tube joining method doesn't matter. If it is...

The tube joining method doesn't matter. If it is done well it will b strong enough. Welded, brazed with lugs, filled brazed- doesn't matter as long as it's done properly.
10-17-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,214
Posted By mstateglfr

Why did you report my prior post and ask that the...

Why did you report my prior post and ask that the pictures of your aluminum gravel bike be removed?
10-17-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,632
Posted By mstateglfr

Below 19gi just isn't something that is commonly...

Below 19gi just isn't something that is commonly needed. It shouldn't be surprising to see options to get there are alternatives vs mainstream.

Get a White Industries crank and fit whatever size...
10-16-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,214
Posted By mstateglfr

Your current bike is an aluminum gravel frame and...

Your current bike is an aluminum gravel frame and you ride unpaved roads all the time. You've been riding it for however long and however many miles- you know the answer to your question- no it isn't...
10-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,639
Posted By mstateglfr

A person in Oregon ith an extra cassette waiting...

A person in Oregon ith an extra cassette waiting to be used doesnt care that someone in Memphis needs a cassette. We dont have an economy where we self ration on hobbies, so asking for thst to...
10-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike may work perfectly for what you need,...

That bike may work perfectly for what you need, but just some things to consider-

132.5mm spacing is not common now. Itll fit 130 road or 135 mtb hubs, but it isnt common.
Fixed derailleur...
10-14-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By mstateglfr

Did you post this in the wrong thread?

Did you post this in the wrong thread?
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