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12-03-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a saddle rail- they will be stiff regardless...

It's a saddle rail- they will be stiff regardless of material used. TI rails are just a touch lighter. Get em if you want to pay more for the weight savings.

Everyone is different, which is why...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,783
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah so Abby, Shoddy, James, and Ronan are left. ...

Yeah so Abby, Shoddy, James, and Ronan are left. Any other content producers?
12-02-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,630
Posted By mstateglfr

I had juintech f1 brakes, which are the Yokazuna...

I had juintech f1 brakes, which are the Yokazuna brakes, along with compression less housing. I used them for 1 year and they were fine. Not great, but they stopped me. Canti brakes stop me too, for...
12-02-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By mstateglfr

Carbon can be expensive, yes, but there are also...

Carbon can be expensive, yes, but there are also bikepack/gravel carbon frames that cost less than a Crust Bombora. If a fork will be cherry picked to prove a point, I can easily oull up a handful of...
12-02-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By mstateglfr

If you want to ride in the dark, ride tonight. ...

If you want to ride in the dark, ride tonight.
If you want to ride in the morning, ride tomorrow.
Do both. Or do neither. Or ask a message board, I guess
12-01-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,392
Posted By mstateglfr

I never got into a tizzy and I really don't care...

I never got into a tizzy and I really don't care if someone wants to reduce the use of their bike moving forward.
With that said, surely you can see how removing a derailleur hanger is...
12-01-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,392
Posted By mstateglfr

Why not? People take old frames and add...

Why not?
People take old frames and add bottle bosses, pump pegs, cable guides, rack mounts, and dimple chainstays all in an effort to tailor the bike to how they want to use it. Taking a file to...
12-01-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,392
Posted By mstateglfr

Because fitting the widest tire possible is a...

Because fitting the widest tire possible is a trend. People like wider road tires. Its the same reason why frames are dimpled too.
12-01-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,392
Posted By mstateglfr

As mentioned, take a file and work on the...

As mentioned, take a file and work on the underside of the fork crown. Removing some material in that area is not a safety issue. Clean it off once finished and touch up with whatever paint is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20,544
Views: 4,812,821
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting that the rear brake routes intro the...

Interesting that the rear brake routes intro the from on the right. Was it set up for left shifter to be the rear brake?
11-30-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By mstateglfr

the cream wall gp5k TDF tires look so good on...

the cream wall gp5k TDF tires look so good on darker color frames.
11-29-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/h-plus-s...

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/h-plus-son-archetype-road-rim/rp-prod164299?gs=1&sku=sku606760&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=base&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-JacBhC0ARIsAIxybyPp8nz...
11-29-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,436
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, I figured it was because she said '23c'...

Oh, I figured it was because she said '23c' instead of '23mm'.

I cant keep up.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,783
Posted By mstateglfr

Dave, Caley, James, and Mechanic Zach need to get...

Dave, Caley, James, and Mechanic Zach need to get back together for my entertainment. The Nerd Alert episodes where the 4 of them rip on industry trends and shake their fists at clouds are always my...
11-29-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,936
Posted By mstateglfr

If you want a more modern cockpit, you could use...

If you want a more modern cockpit, you could use an innicycle headset to seamlessly incorporate a threadless stem and 31.8mm bars to a fork that is threaded.

The only downsides to a vintage...
11-28-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,936
Posted By mstateglfr

Uh what? Lightweight wheels can absolutely go on...

Uh what? Lightweight wheels can absolutely go on a bike with horizontal dropouts.
Also, an Ultegra level hub from 40 years ago by varying brands was lightweight. I don't consider hubs from back then...
11-28-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 42,498
Posted By mstateglfr

Looks like multiple problems on a budget bike...

Looks like multiple problems on a budget bike that really shouldnt be issues. At least the company was responsive to one of the issues.
11-28-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By mstateglfr

It's been over 4 years since the 4k was replaced...

It's been over 4 years since the 4k was replaced by the 5k.
But yeah if they are in good condition and not cracked, that isn't a bad deal. It's hardly a screaming deal for 4 year old 4k tires, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 877
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, a local crime syndicate was seen on the...

Yeah, a local crime syndicate was seen on the trails last week forcing people to take possession of internally routed bikes. Some of the victims were all 'no please, I don't want any trouble, I'm...
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By mstateglfr

I read it- the current and future tenses were...

I read it- the current and future tenses were confusing, so I posted a response about it.
Cool that the build hasnt started, this makes more sense.

Who is building the frame?
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 2,478,804
Posted By mstateglfr

What brand/model is your front rack? And bag...

What brand/model is your front rack? And bag too.

thanks
11-28-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,365
Posted By mstateglfr

yup, that's the thread I had in mind when asking...

yup, that's the thread I had in mind when asking about why buy a tri bike only to then use platform pedals.
It's an interesting combo.

Sorta like wearing MC Hammer parachute pants on your aero...
11-28-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,365
Posted By mstateglfr

Related question- why do you need a tri bike? I...

Related question- why do you need a tri bike? I have read a few of your threads and have seen tri bikes mentioned multiple times.
What is your end goal and do you think this bike will get you...
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By mstateglfr

Wouldnt this be something to have sorted out...

Wouldnt this be something to have sorted out before the frame build began? I would think you and the builder/company would come up with frame geometry that works for your intended use and body. The...
11-28-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,365
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike does not scare me.

That bike does not scare me.
11-27-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,436
Posted By mstateglfr

This place.

This place.
11-27-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By mstateglfr

Yup, some of the TDF routes were unpaved. ...

Yup, some of the TDF routes were unpaved.
Apples oranges and whatnot.
11-25-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By mstateglfr

One option is to use the little 3" stripes of...

One option is to use the little 3" stripes of tape that come with the rolls and don't figure 8.
11-25-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,272
Posted By mstateglfr

It isn't a needed feature for anyone that has the...

It isn't a needed feature for anyone that has the knowledge of what they are and can remove them. Those people know how to close a QR peroperly.

Again, it isn't nearly as terrible as you claim.
11-25-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,272
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, probably 5 seconds of extra twisting to...

Yeah, probably 5 seconds of extra twisting to both install and 5 seconds to remove.
As for what is the rush, its clearly just convenience. If you dont want to do this, thats cool. That doesnt...
11-25-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,272
Posted By mstateglfr

You said grinding the tabs down is a very dumb...

You said grinding the tabs down is a very dumb thing to do. I provided an instance where it sure doesnt seem dumb, and you come back with this?

The tabs are a non-issue when removing or...
11-25-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By mstateglfr

- your issues sound like they mainly stem from...

- your issues sound like they mainly stem from 2nd level components that dont have the features/refinement of quality Shimano products. Fall out of alignment just from bumps? No ability to adjust...
11-24-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,272
Posted By mstateglfr

Why is it a very dumb thing to do? They aren't...

Why is it a very dumb thing to do? They aren't needed for structural safety and a properly tightened lever doesn't rely on them.
My main road bike wasn't made with them because I filed them off...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By mstateglfr

Pirelli quickly went the way of Conti, Vittoria,...

Pirelli quickly went the way of Conti, Vittoria, and Schwalbe in naming all of their tire models nearly the same as the other tires so it becomes a total mess to try and initially sort out when...
11-24-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,272
Posted By mstateglfr

No it didn't. It's still faster and easier to...

No it didn't. It's still faster and easier to pull off and reinstall a qr wheel with tabs than a wheel with bolts.
11-24-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,616
Posted By mstateglfr

Oof, this missed the mark hard. I currently...

Oof, this missed the mark hard.

I currently have 3 fully built working bikes that are friction shifting- just finished up a 531 Peugeot on Sunday. 3 frames hang because I don't know what to do...
11-23-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,616
Posted By mstateglfr

The OP suggested indexing and increasing the...

The OP suggested indexing and increasing the drivetrain cogs. It's right there in the first post of this thread. I didn't suggest indexing, I have just responded.
And the indexing shifter Ive...
11-23-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,616
Posted By mstateglfr

Stop it. The fear I referred to is clearly...

Stop it.

The fear I referred to is clearly the fear of having an indexed shifter break.
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By mstateglfr

3x9. Simple, reliable, and easily fixed if...

3x9. Simple, reliable, and easily fixed if anything breaks since you could just grab a 7 or 8 or 9sp RD or FD and make it work. Microshift or Shimano bar end shifters since the front will be...
11-23-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,616
Posted By mstateglfr

Its just a commonly mentioned fear for touring-...

Its just a commonly mentioned fear for touring- that indexed shifting will suddenly fail in the middle of some high desert and you will be stranded. It is typically associated with STI levers...
11-23-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,616
Posted By mstateglfr

Its 2022- being scared of indexed shifting really...

Its 2022- being scared of indexed shifting really needs to end as its been around for over 35 years. Even for touring, this fear of indexed shifting suddenly crapping out is laughable. Just check...
11-23-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By mstateglfr

If it is in good mechanical condition and fits...

If it is in good mechanical condition and fits you, then yes it is a good deal. It would be difficult to find a bike in good mechanical condition(ready to ride and properly adjusted) for less. And...
11-22-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By mstateglfr

Farmed out? Wonder if it's because of increased...

Farmed out? Wonder if it's because of increased demand or to lower costs.
Were lower costs passed on?...maybe they just kept price to customer the same.
11-22-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,915
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a $750 steel frame bike with a 1x8 Claris...

It's a $750 steel frame bike with a 1x8 Claris drivetrain. Why is it so outlandish to use a Wald rack on that bike?

I am considering tossing a Wald rack on my commute/errand bike. Ive hesitated...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,244
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, that little cap on the non-drive side arm...

Yeah, that little cap on the non-drive side arm needs to be tightened before the two bolts on that arm are tightened. It's like a headset- set the preload and then tighten the stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,244
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats one of my favorite parts of a build-...

Thats one of my favorite parts of a build- greasing the shell threads, the satisfying feel of the cups twisting in, the solid stop of the wrench when the cups are tight, testing the preload, and...
11-21-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By mstateglfr

1- thats a cool bike. 2- thats probably $600+...

1- thats a cool bike.
2- thats probably $600+ between the prep, work, and paint. not impossible, but its extremely rare and cost prohibitive for most. Maybe that is a better way to phrase things....
11-21-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By mstateglfr

I have found the exact opposite to be true- the...

I have found the exact opposite to be true- the gravel category continues to widen further and further.
You have some that fit 50mm tires, come with dropper posts, and have a slack HTA.
You...
11-21-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,915
Posted By mstateglfr

I can confidently say I am not familiar with that...

I can confidently say I am not familiar with that quote. Is it a famous quote?
Are you one of those people who actually has dozens of quotes memorized and uses them in regular conversation? Or are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,783
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, my bad. I already apologized and recognized...

Yes, my bad. I already apologized and recognized your post in the thread wasnt about the thread. I mistook it for commentary about the topic since it was one of the first responses in the thread. ...
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