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06-24-22, 07:43 PM
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Posted By mstateglfr

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06-24-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
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: 4
Views: 168
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: 47
Views: 667
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: 35
Views: 765
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: 35
Views: 765
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: 35
Views: 765
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: 388
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,648
Posted By mstateglfr

Why would bibs do this and not shorts?

Why would bibs do this and not shorts?
06-21-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,461
Posted By mstateglfr

curious analysis without having seen me on a bike.

curious analysis without having seen me on a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,648
Posted By mstateglfr

I've read about the suspenders method too and...

I've read about the suspenders method too and just shake my head each time.
Why would I want to have metal alligator clamps attach to my shorts and deal with thin straps and metal adjustors on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,648
Posted By mstateglfr

Bibs only. They stay in place so I never have to...

Bibs only. They stay in place so I never have to pull em up on or off the bike.

If I were a woman with some hips, shorts could work since they would stay in place. But I am a guy, so thats not...
06-20-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By mstateglfr

Disc brakes are different from rim brakes though....

Disc brakes are different from rim brakes though. They use a disc instead of the rim to stop. That is different. I get that you think just because a piece of metal is squeezed in both examples...
06-19-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By mstateglfr

Buy a 2" receiver hitch. Buy a 2" 4 bike tray...

Buy a 2" receiver hitch.
Buy a 2" 4 bike tray style rack, or a 2 bike plus 2 bike add-on.
Enjoy.
...
06-19-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,653
Posted By mstateglfr

rt?

rt?
06-19-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By mstateglfr

How big is this thing? It looks sizable in width.

How big is this thing? It looks sizable in width.
06-19-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By mstateglfr

To recap, they are the same...except for design...

To recap, they are the same...except for design and execution.
Got it.


All seriousness, yes I understand your argument. I get the concept that both are discs.
I just don't view it as a useful...
06-19-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By mstateglfr

They are a completely different type of brake,...

They are a completely different type of brake, which is why people speak of them in that manner.

Rim brakes use the rim to brake.
Disc brakes use a disc to brake.

^ see that? Different things...
06-19-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By mstateglfr

Every podcast and industry article I've consumed...

Every podcast and industry article I've consumed about chains in the last couple years has said to remove the factory lube as it gunks quickly and is slow.

Wet lube attracts gunk, dry lube...
06-18-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By mstateglfr

^ gumby's child?

^ gumby's child?
06-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,653
Posted By mstateglfr

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Darn, there is text in mine.
06-17-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 870
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are going to stick with soft pastel-type...

If you are going to stick with soft pastel-type colors, go Puce.

If you are going to stick with a color that represents your screenname, go electric purple with some shimmer.
06-17-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By mstateglfr

Just got the replacement. What an absurd reason...

Just got the replacement. What an absurd reason to not ride of of my bikes for 3 weeks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 869,995
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.ebay.com/itm/334471537867?_trkparms=am...

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06-16-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By mstateglfr

Those two bikes look generally similar, but only...

Those two bikes look generally similar, but only in that both are budget MTBs and there really aren't huge differences in appearance at that price level.

With that said, the cable routing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By mstateglfr

A shop refused to not only work on a bke shop...

A shop refused to not only work on a bke shop level bike, but also refused to even look at it?
That's insane.
06-15-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By mstateglfr

I think the concern isnt that rim brakes of any...

I think the concern isnt that rim brakes of any kind will disappear soon, its that rim brakes and connected components which are high quality will disappear soon.

Quality lightweight rim brake...
06-15-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By mstateglfr

Your link claims Merida bought 49% of Specialized...

Your link claims Merida bought 49% of Specialized back in the 1974. That happened in 2001. Specialized was started in 1974.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By mstateglfr

Go to a couple local shops and ask if they have a...

Go to a couple local shops and ask if they have a saddle fitting board. Sit on it and then look at any that fit your body.
Even better, call around to shops and see if any have demo saddles. You...
06-14-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By mstateglfr

SS was easy to install and remove on my tubeless...

SS was easy to install and remove on my tubeless setup.
06-14-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By mstateglfr

Giant notoriously does not list weights, are you...

Giant notoriously does not list weights, are you sure the Giant is heavier to the point of mattering?
I dont see much commentary on BF concerning actual user experience with Ribble brand bikes. ...
06-14-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By mstateglfr

10mi of in town/city riding may take as long as...

10mi of in town/city riding may take as long as 15mi of rural paved rail trail riding, but I have not noticed the physical exertion to be 50% greater when riding in town/city.
06-14-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 648
Posted By mstateglfr

If I dont ride a bike, I dont think there is much...

If I dont ride a bike, I dont think there is much reason to own it. Better said, if I dont intend to ride a bike, I dont think there is much reason to own it.

Currently...
Gravel bike gets 35%...
06-14-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By mstateglfr

The front looks like a Paul mini-moto, which is a...

The front looks like a Paul mini-moto, which is a vbrake, which is why I asked. The rear looks like a canti brake.
I will see my way out once again.
06-13-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,619
Posted By mstateglfr

So this will come off poorly, but is really meant...

So this will come off poorly, but is really meant to be surprising. A $4000 bike has heavy basic wheels? That seems frustrating.
...or are the wheels really good, but you are going to buy some...
06-13-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By mstateglfr

Speaking of Microshift...the teen mentorship...

Speaking of Microshift...the teen mentorship program I help run gets bikes from the shop I mentioned. They donate new basic hybrids to each new rider. Typically they are Trek FX1, so the base level....
06-13-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By mstateglfr

They always have 3 guys working on bikes each...

They always have 3 guys working on bikes each time I am in their main store, so I assume they are getting parts. Maybe they are only taking repairs that are serviceable given current inventory? So...
06-13-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By mstateglfr

What is the front brake? Looks Vbrake-ish rather...

What is the front brake? Looks Vbrake-ish rather than canti.
06-13-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By mstateglfr

maybe post this in the c&v forum? It isnt c&v,...

maybe post this in the c&v forum? It isnt c&v, but many there are Bianchi fans and may know due to having kept up with the brand for so long.
06-13-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont work at a shop, thought I work closely...

I dont work at a shop, thought I work closely with a shop due to a non-profit I help run. That shop is a Trek/Giant dealer and has 3 locations in our metro, but they added 3 more brands back in the...
06-13-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,721
Posted By mstateglfr

I built my current gravel frame with flatmount...

I built my current gravel frame with flatmount Juintech brake calipers and used that setup for a year before switching to 105 hydraulic.
The Juintech brakes with compressionless brake housing worked...
06-12-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By mstateglfr

Shimano br353 Tektro 926al Tektro rx6 ...

Shimano br353
Tektro 926al
Tektro rx6

These are not what I would call expensive. No idea how long you want for arms though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,814
Posted By mstateglfr

^ testimony for benefits of tubeless, but not...

^ testimony for benefits of tubeless, but not hookless.
06-10-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By mstateglfr

What do you want help with?...fit?...best...

What do you want help with?...fit?...best value?...best components overall?
They are used- value is heavily dependent on cosmetic and mechanical condition.

The Trek is an aluminum frame with...
06-10-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By mstateglfr

It is rare that I see this genuinely asked- what...

It is rare that I see this genuinely asked- what is the point of this thread? I really cant guess and feel confident the guess is correct. Why post this?
06-10-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By mstateglfr

Are aluminum rims not durable? Not a helpful...

Are aluminum rims not durable?

Not a helpful post, I know.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,814
Posted By mstateglfr

A key difference between those and bike tires is...

A key difference between those and bike tires is how/who can install them. One is relatively simple and can be done in a minute in a garage with either fingers or maybe a tire lever. The others are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,814
Posted By mstateglfr

I think the other poster was implying that they...

I think the other poster was implying that they think there is no benefit to the consumer.
The consumer doesnt pay less for hookless, even though manufacturing is faster/easier/less waste.
06-08-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By mstateglfr

ha, touche!

ha, touche!
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