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02-02-23, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,303
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Posted By mstateglfr

Thats basically how I set my Fairlight Secan up...

Thats basically how I set my Fairlight Secan up for the first year I had it. Praxis Zayante 48/32 crank, JuinTech F1 brakes with compressionless housing, and 2x11 Shimano drivetrain with an Ultegra...
02-02-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,028
Posted By mstateglfr

I engage my common sense detector and look around...

I engage my common sense detector and look around then keep riding once its safe.
Forum: Touring
02-01-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,131
Posted By mstateglfr

Since you ordered tires and all is resolved from...

Since you ordered tires and all is resolved from this debacle, I have a question- why that tire specifically? Why not literally any other tire that is 26"? The tire you want just got a gash in it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 432
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont ride outside for 3 months, from December...

I dont ride outside for 3 months, from December thru February, unless the roads are dry and clear AND it is above 45.
Lower than that? Zwift or other things.
Snow/ice covered? Zwift or other...
01-31-23, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By mstateglfr

The frame in question has rack attachment mounts...

The frame in question has rack attachment mounts for front and rear racks. It has fender mounts too.
So basically, it has the same mounts that 'cyclists of old' used.
Additionally, it has triple...
Forum: Touring
01-31-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By mstateglfr

Same chainstay length. BB drop is nearly the...

Same chainstay length.
BB drop is nearly the same, so the feeling of riding 'in' the bike rather than 'atop' the bike will be nearly the same.
In the largest frame size, the stack to reach ratio is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,262
Posted By mstateglfr

You mentioned Canyon looks like everything else,...

You mentioned Canyon looks like everything else, so even though that bike is a helluva deal compared to the Pinarello, dont get it just only because its value is better. I simply offered that up as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,262
Posted By mstateglfr

Purposefully intrusive? Can't say I have her...

Purposefully intrusive? Can't say I have her that phrase before, but I did chuckle that a couple of small exposed cables are apparently intrusive. You would lose your mind over most every bike of...
01-31-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By mstateglfr

Pretty sure that is a Backroads Chimayo. ...

Pretty sure that is a Backroads Chimayo. Backroads is the brand- it is/was a touring company, and Chimayo is the model.

I had a Backroads Mistaya touring frame for a handful of years that I...
01-31-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By mstateglfr

pic assist ...

pic assist

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01-31-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By mstateglfr

I genuinely cant remember the last time someone...

I genuinely cant remember the last time someone here asked 'Is this site legit?' and it actually was legit.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By mstateglfr

Aethos frame- 1995 setup meets 2020 carbon layup...

Aethos frame- 1995 setup meets 2020 carbon layup technology.
Seems like the best of both worlds, honestly.

I have no actual experience, just wanted to comment since the popularity of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,262
Posted By mstateglfr

Since its only a penny's worth of thoughts, here...

Since its only a penny's worth of thoughts, here they are in no particular order.

- Pinarello's site is terrible. The lack of useful info is shocking to see in 2023. My guess is they think it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,262
Posted By mstateglfr

A modern Pinarello road bike with nose up B17 is...

A modern Pinarello road bike with nose up B17 is why I keep coming back to this place.

Legit- that color is cool.
01-31-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,464
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, the blissful ignorance that doesnt give them...

Yes, the blissful ignorance that doesnt give them the chance to be infuriated over tubeless tires that weep more than a widow and wont even stay on the rim during normal inflation. Those peasants...
01-30-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By mstateglfr

I think its neat that you are trying something...

I think its neat that you are trying something different.
At the same time, I have never really felt the way I do it is lacking in any manner. I dont figure-8 bar tape because the thick tape when...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 787
Posted By mstateglfr

- Plan ride time in advance. Exercise is still...

- Plan ride time in advance. Exercise is still important and a baby really doesnt care if you arent at home every free moment. Just make sure to allow free time for your spouse/partner to get out...
01-27-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By mstateglfr

If a saddle is comfortable for 1 hour on the...

If a saddle is comfortable for 1 hour on the indoor trainer, itll be fine for me to use outdoors for however long my legs can last.
The opposite is not true, at least for me. A saddle can be...
01-27-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,040
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont recall a price increase a couple years...

I dont recall a price increase a couple years ago. Strava claimed they havent increased subscription costs in years.

As for your egg example...thats a terrible example. You just listed...
01-27-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,040
Posted By mstateglfr

Haha, post of the thread right here.

Haha, post of the thread right here.
01-27-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,040
Posted By mstateglfr

Strava shows me others who rode that day/year and...

Strava shows me others who rode that day/year and how they did. It shows me people who I know or know of and routes they are riding. Its a social connection.
I have hooked onto a couple...
01-26-23, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By mstateglfr

Noted

Noted
01-26-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,040
Posted By mstateglfr

it's been mentioned in the thread, but is worth...

it's been mentioned in the thread, but is worth repeating-

- Just buy the yearly subscription. The increase is much smaller and Sttava even said they want to osh people away from monthly.

-...
Forum: Touring
01-26-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 489
Posted By mstateglfr

I used 11sp Gevenalle shifters on my gravel bike...

I used 11sp Gevenalle shifters on my gravel bike for years and loved em. Loved em so much I chose to keep them and use hybrid disc brakes for a year on my current disc gravel frame.
They were...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20,592
Views: 4,835,304
Posted By mstateglfr

Some finishing touches for a long and slow build....

Some finishing touches for a long and slow build.

I stripped and painted a Cannondale CAAD3 frame, added a 1" carbon fork, and 11sp Ultegra/105 drivetrain.

These images are on all my drop bar...
01-26-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By mstateglfr

You are 10mph slower because the drag of these...

You are 10mph slower because the drag of these wheels? That would be a shockingly high amount of drag.
01-25-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By mstateglfr

I am genuinely surprised anyone pushed back on my...

I am genuinely surprised anyone pushed back on my comment. Dropped chains on 1x is simply so well known that it didnt seem controversial to point it out. USA wont the Revolutionary War, water is...
01-25-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By mstateglfr

My gravel wheels have rims that are 25mm external...

My gravel wheels have rims that are 25mm external and 20mm internal. They were fine before the trend to go wider picked up steam and they are still fine.
I wouldnt not call the recent trend...
01-24-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By mstateglfr

What are you looking for in the new wheelset? ...

What are you looking for in the new wheelset? What do you want to change about your old wheelset?

The Roval Terra CL is not especially deep and runs with basic(but very good) DT350 hubs.
As a...
01-24-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By mstateglfr

Cycling is a wide spectrum of disciplines with...

Cycling is a wide spectrum of disciplines with varying levels of interest/commitment. What a homeless guy needs in order to ride from his tent to favorite off-ramp spot is understandably different...
01-24-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By mstateglfr

Once more, you exist in a tangential world where...

Once more, you exist in a tangential world where weight is the only thing that matters. Aero doesnt matter, comfort doesnt matter, convenience doesnt matter, etc. Only weight matters to you.
And...
01-24-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By mstateglfr

Is it though?...or is there an entire section of...

Is it though?...or is there an entire section of component design dedicated to helping reduce this very known and common issue?
01-24-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By mstateglfr

^ albrt's post ride process. first cold...

^ albrt's post ride process.

first cold spray.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x480/soccer_embarrassment_519e8f5e1fded3a2b3dcd6b63392d8e5351d46c9.gif
then shower.
then...
01-24-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By mstateglfr

While one COULD do 2 days of sweaty riding in a...

While one COULD do 2 days of sweaty riding in a row in a wool jersey, why would one WANT to do 2 days of sweaty riding in a row in a wool jersey?
01-24-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By mstateglfr

That cartoon- meh. It does a good job...

That cartoon- meh. It does a good job identifying tools and accessories that are commonly used by an adult recreational/enthusiast cyclist.
Ha ha ha, I guess?

I understand the humor is...
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By mstateglfr

OK, I'll edit the other post.

OK, I'll edit the other post.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By mstateglfr

You click on the terribly sized pic of they guy...

You click on the terribly sized pic of they guy with 2 condom shorn bikes and you scroll thru a bunch of randomness to a grass covered VW. Based on that initial website, I genuinely was not...
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By mstateglfr

The segmented fork is definitely not something...

The segmented fork is definitely not something you see on production bikes right now. Neat look.
01-23-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh look, the 'rim is just a giant disc brake'...

Oh look, the 'rim is just a giant disc brake' argument...again. It sucked the first time, but maybe itll be good now!
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By mstateglfr

His name is David, for what its worth. He has...

His name is David, for what its worth. He has posted pictures for years with his name attached so this isnt some privacy invasion thing, but rather an attempt to keep those interested up on who Indy...
01-23-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,300
Posted By mstateglfr

What now? - Who is dangling in busy traffic? ...

What now?
- Who is dangling in busy traffic?
- Who is causing chaos?
- Why is 5 seconds what you think is saved?...and how is that saved?

I have honestly no idea what you are ranting about,...
01-23-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,300
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure- its just the reality of some rides...

For sure- its just the reality of some rides where you mix road and MUP/trail. That picture is actually a route I used when I commuted to my old work. The road is 50mph I think, and I used the...
01-23-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,300
Posted By mstateglfr

GREEN- If I am riding in the road, I will move to...

GREEN- If I am riding in the road, I will move to my left as traffic allows and then get into the left turn lane. I do what vehicles do since I am using the road like a vehicle.

RED- If I am...
01-23-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,129
Posted By mstateglfr

The only logical conclusion to draw from that...

The only logical conclusion to draw from that then is ALL brands are garbage.
01-23-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,144
Posted By mstateglfr

Whats really wild is three-two beer was/is...

Whats really wild is three-two beer was/is actually about 4% alcohol by volume.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,123
Views: 528,072
Posted By mstateglfr

Modifications to the frame tubes is an...

Modifications to the frame tubes is an understatement. You mention the frame tubes are the same...did you really keep the seatstays and bend them?
Who did the removal and welding for the modified...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20,592
Views: 4,835,304
Posted By mstateglfr

For me- Swift Motherloaf basket bag 11sp...

For me-
Swift Motherloaf basket bag
11sp 11-28 cassette
Louis Garneau Granite shoes


For a tuneup for someone else-
8sp 12-32 cassette
8sp chain
Red/black bar tape
01-22-23, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By mstateglfr

Oddly, the bags cost less thru TPC than direct...

Oddly, the bags cost less thru TPC than direct from Swift's site.
01-22-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,144
Posted By mstateglfr

Beer can have more than 5% alcohol. But...

Beer can have more than 5% alcohol.

But event if it's 5%, then you are getting 0.6oz of alcohol in a 12oz beer if it's 5% alcohol.
For a shot of 40% alcohol, you are getting 0.6oz of alcohol in...
01-22-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By mstateglfr

PSA - Swift bags on sale at TPC

Just purchased a Swift Motherloaf bag for a Wald 139 basket. $130 and free shipping instead of the original $232.
These are last year's models...which look like this year's models.

There are...
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