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06-29-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 630
Posted By mstateglfr

Balancing time between family, work, and hobbies...

Balancing time between family, work, and hobbies to make sure I get time to ride.

I figured I would answer honestly since all my smarmy responses have already been posted by others. Seriously...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By mstateglfr

That wheelset you are looking at is not light and...

That wheelset you are looking at is not light and uses XDR, which you presumably dont have.
Doesnt seem like the best fit for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By mstateglfr

Glue. Here is a press picture of factory...

Glue.
Here is a press picture of factory workers preparing the adhesive for bonding....
06-28-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,320
Posted By mstateglfr

Huh, I thought you did a bunch of single speed or...

Huh, I thought you did a bunch of single speed or fixed. 600sti is incredible even 30 years later- I put some on one of my kid's road bikes since it runs a 9sp drivetrain.

Ivery just called it a...
06-28-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,316
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok.

Ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By mstateglfr

You running XDR?...that is what shows available. ...

You running XDR?...that is what shows available. I have 0 experience with the wheels and know nobody with them. They arent light, for what its worth. Good price and you get a 45mm depth though, if...
06-28-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,316
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course they dont all need to be supportive or...

Of course they dont all need to be supportive or complimentary. Me saying 'well it for sure wasnt supportive or complimentary' is a way of saying 'you came off aggressive and angry and you took it...
06-28-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,316
Posted By mstateglfr

You may not say it was insulting, but its pretty...

You may not say it was insulting, but its pretty impossible to say it was the opposite. It certainly wasnt supportive or complimentary. You came in hot and crashed hard, and now you are claiming...
06-28-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,316
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure what that has to do with my post you...

Not sure what that has to do with my post you quoted, but yeah I responded in that 1000 words thread. It was a picture of a wheel packaged up. That isnt, to me, a 1000 word picture so I said as...
06-28-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By mstateglfr

32mm measures 32.5mm on 17.5 internal rims. ...

32mm measures 32.5mm on 17.5 internal rims.
28mm measures 27mm and 28.5mm, depending on the rim.

This is the same story as most every other tire width complaint thread.
06-28-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,316
Posted By mstateglfr

First off, classic 650b bikes are not 'all the...

First off, classic 650b bikes are not 'all the rage'. A small group within a small group of the cycling community likes them. If that drives prices up, cool, but lets not go crazy with claims here...
06-28-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,320
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, it does happen. Last June a car passed me...

Yes, it does happen.
Last June a car passed me with plenty of room, but honked for some reason. I turned to see why and hit a frost heave right as I turned back to look ahead. Broke 4 ribs and my...
06-28-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,320
Posted By mstateglfr

Do you really never look around when you ride? ...

Do you really never look around when you ride? You never look at another person, or at a horse, or at a sunset? You are missing out on a lot of fun if you cant manage to stop looking directly ahead...
06-28-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,320
Posted By mstateglfr

What is a 'DD'? You ride fixed gear, I...

What is a 'DD'? You ride fixed gear, I think...but struggling on what DD means.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 457
Posted By mstateglfr

- Your bike's drivetrain is almost for sure not...

- Your bike's drivetrain is almost for sure not holding you back. 46/11 at 80 rpm is 26.7mph with 30mm tires. 80rpm is a good general cadence as it is faster than what a lot of beginners are use...
06-28-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By mstateglfr

If I were to run different width tires for...

If I were to run different width tires for gravel, I would run the wider tire up front for sure. It will help reduce the chance of the front end digging in on loose surfaces and helps roll over...
06-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,699
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks! I havent cramped since this event...

Thanks!

I havent cramped since this event last August, but I will always look into something simple to add like this.
I did a 100mi ride a week and a half ago and used nuun tablets in addition...
06-27-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/shimano-grx-limite...

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/shimano-grx-limited-gravel-group-bikes/

Shimano said they would only produce a few thousand of the groupsets and builders would get first crack.
06-27-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting. More than the length, the width is...

Interesting. More than the length, the width is important since something too wide will interfere with the pedal stroke and that looks really wide.
I will definitely look into it as the quality...
06-27-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,699
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks, but based on your totally baseless and...

Thanks, but based on your totally baseless and incorrect analysis earlier in this thread, I have written off your views.
06-27-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By mstateglfr

An aluminum frame bike with carbon fork will be...

An aluminum frame bike with carbon fork will be 1.5# heavier than a carbon frame bike with carbon fork and identical components.
If that 1.5# is the difference between being able to pick the bike up...
06-24-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By mstateglfr

Pic host

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1566/screenshot_20220624_203351_chrome_eeb1bd1054ae0b819ce767cf959bd8db6a22746e.jpg...
06-24-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
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: 6
Views: 271
Posted By mstateglfr

this thread so far... ...

this thread so far...
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x256/giphy_44e0fd08e6f133ec63ec563a3d04064397991a33.gif




To actually apply the gif to this thread, maybe the...
06-22-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,022
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: 37
Views: 893
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: 37
Views: 893
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: 37
Views: 893
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: 420
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: 1,724
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: 45
Views: 2,699
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: 1,724
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: 1,724
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: 7,897
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: 332
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: 1,790
Posted By mstateglfr

rt?

rt?
06-19-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
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: 7,897
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: 7,897
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: 15
Views: 516
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: 2,685
Posted By mstateglfr

^ gumby's child?

^ gumby's child?
06-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,790
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/498x275/nope_shaking_head_3bc5c9b2f307be33bb5c8439483d3412bf5c4548.gif
Darn, there is text in mine.
06-17-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 916
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: 604
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: 3,039
Views: 870,853
Posted By mstateglfr

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

https://www.ebay.com/itm/334471537867?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111314%26meid%3D975f1020f89644b69366301653bf9164%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D3...
06-16-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,454
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: 776
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: 7,897
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: 1,454
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.
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