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10-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 437
Posted By mstateglfr

That was the first thing my eyes focused on.

That was the first thing my eyes focused on.
10-21-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 212
Posted By mstateglfr

Normally I would think someone is humble...

Normally I would think someone is humble bragging, but then I look at your pic and know that isnt the case. I then also look at the poster and its confirmed- you really do need some guidance on what...
10-21-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 212
Posted By mstateglfr

I wear sun sleeves because I hate sunscreen so I...

I wear sun sleeves because I hate sunscreen so I only then need to use it in fewer spots overall(face, ears, neck). If I wanted to wear a full long sleeve shirt wicking baselayer, I would.
Ill...
10-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 119
Posted By mstateglfr

Im on hold with IT, so I have time to google...

Im on hold with IT, so I have time to google this. Kinda wanted to for the hope that itd be worthless, and it was. I find humor in odd ways.

Here is a colorwheel from their site- #12...
10-21-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 119
Posted By mstateglfr

This happens about as often as white frames...

This happens about as often as white frames getting so cold in the winter that you get frostbite.
10-21-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,613
Posted By mstateglfr

As you said before- from my persepctive, they...

As you said before- from my persepctive, they missed the mark. It isnt that they have gravel specific clothing, it isnt that they have expensive clothing, its that the expensive gravel clothing isnt...
10-21-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By mstateglfr

My main road bike has 34x32 bailout gearing and I...

My main road bike has 34x32 bailout gearing and I cant remember the last time I used it. 34x28 would be enough for me.
My gravel bike has 32x36 bailout gearing and I use it a couple times every few...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By mstateglfr

Match paint to saddle. KISS. Or if you want to...

Match paint to saddle. KISS.
Or if you want to go off book, then match it to the primary accent color.
10-21-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,613
Posted By mstateglfr

All 3 points are well said. Your last sentence...

All 3 points are well said. Your last sentence is fantastic and needs to be a sticky atop every forum on the internet. Unfortunately, many in life and especially online, are anything but consistent.
10-20-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By mstateglfr

Retractable leashes are... ...

Retractable leashes are...
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Thats from my perspective as a cyclist and dog owner.
10-20-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,196
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-20-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh yes, updates. It seems like either my laptop...

Oh yes, updates.
It seems like either my laptop or zwift had to update once a week.
The AppleTV is always connected so zwift updates when the update is released.
10-20-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 291
Posted By mstateglfr

8.6# is crazy for a frame and fork. Thats 3900g....

8.6# is crazy for a frame and fork. Thats 3900g.
Based on you mentioning 105 components on it, you have a road bike. Even in the largest of sizes, a custom road frame will weigh 2000g and the fork...
10-20-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,613
Posted By mstateglfr

Roadie and mtb clothing can cost the same. I...

Roadie and mtb clothing can cost the same.
I dont know why the hipster label is being used for this clothing specifically.

...I am mostly just tired of that term being overused as a lazy...
10-20-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,613
Posted By mstateglfr

That's awful, but it(or something similar) is...

That's awful, but it(or something similar) is also so unlikely to happen again, it seems confusing to dress based on the possibility of it happening.
10-20-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By mstateglfr

Just bought an AppleTV to run Zwift- OH MAN IS IT GREAT!

My old setup, a laptop and ant+ dongle was frustrating. It would take 5-20 minutes to log into Zwift. The trainer would be connected and then drop and never connect again. Sometimes it would...
10-20-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By mstateglfr

The Rec and Family forum hasnt had a new thread...

The Rec and Family forum hasnt had a new thread in over a month and a half and only 8 threads have had a post in that time, yet Indoor spin/cycling doesnt have its own forum even though it is HUGE...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 586
Posted By mstateglfr

Its probably 48mph a few years ago on RAGBRAI in...

Its probably 48mph a few years ago on RAGBRAI in the Driftless region of NE IA. I scrubbed off a good bit of speed thru the descent due to how many others were all around me. Afterwards, I concluded...
10-20-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By mstateglfr

Early 90s hybrids are a great way to start. Low...

Early 90s hybrids are a great way to start. Low cost and you can figure out what you like or dislike then go from there once you know more.
Univega Via line, Schwinn Crosscut, Schwinn Crisscross,...
10-20-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By mstateglfr

I didnt make the comment, but Ill sure insert...

I didnt make the comment, but Ill sure insert myself into the discussion!

Some gravel bikes have geometry that is closer to current MTB(Evil Chamois Hagar) while others have geometry that is...
10-19-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By mstateglfr

Marukin? Its been a long while since Ive...

Marukin?

Its been a long while since Ive come across a US bike shop brand with road bikes during the 80s that I haven't heard of before.
Can't wait to geek out on reading about the brand!
10-19-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By mstateglfr

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10-19-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By mstateglfr

For a host of reasons. Lower traffic roads,...

For a host of reasons. Lower traffic roads, explore, more challenging due to steeper grades, and more.


Why are you limiting your imagination to only crushed stone paths? Thats quite the...
10-19-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,613
Posted By mstateglfr

What is your point?

What is your point?
10-19-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 2,705,469
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow, a lot going on here. Beautiful...

Wow, a lot going on here.

Beautiful traditional diameter tube frame with wrap around stays.
Modern enve rims with canti brakes.
Modern crankset with mtb RD and suntour barcons for shifting
...
10-19-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,613
Posted By mstateglfr

I certainly have never taken safety into...

I certainly have never taken safety into consideration when choosing how I should dress. A counter would be MTB and BMX are disciplines where you fall a lot more often, yet the clothing is...
10-19-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By mstateglfr

get a 110/74bcd crank. They are very common on...

get a 110/74bcd crank. They are very common on ebay or at bike collectives(ours at least). Use the outside 2 ring spots and ignore the small 3rd granny location. You can set up gearing that is...
10-19-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By mstateglfr

Funny- its a perfect fit if 1/4" of the head tube...

Funny- its a perfect fit if 1/4" of the head tube hadnt been cut off.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,201
Posted By mstateglfr

So thsts $4500 for the frame in today's $. Then...

So thsts $4500 for the frame in today's $.
Then $840 in current $ for fork and coating.

$5400 out the door for a frame and fork. This is relative for each of us, but deadgrandpa's comment...
10-18-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 502
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a common, easy, and well understood way to...

Its a common, easy, and well understood way to describe the time when daily life further opens to the point where things aren't cancelled/postponed far in advance due to the pandemic.

Of course...
10-18-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By mstateglfr

The bikes will feel completely different. ...

The bikes will feel completely different.

Components are totally different.
Geometry is totally different.
Fit and feel will be totally different.

It could be a good new bike, but there is...
10-18-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,613
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course you don't have to spend that much. ...

Of course you don't have to spend that much.
Your comment makes no sense. It could easily be applied to anything on that site or other product sites.

Ok so now I have to spend $ 200 dollars for...
10-18-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,148
Posted By mstateglfr

You would think they would want to know, but...

You would think they would want to know, but amazon has a well established history of turning away and not seeing the nefarious actions of sellers.
copies of products would be front and center for...
10-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,613
Posted By mstateglfr

Just like passive aggressive comments about the...

Just like passive aggressive comments about the genre, clothing marketed to gravel riding isn't new.
10-18-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,148
Posted By mstateglfr

No. Just so much no. I've been to clear lake...

No. Just so much no.

I've been to clear lake multiple times and know of just 1 just, which isn't this one.
Obviously I am no expert on clear lake, but it isnt large.


- no phone number listed...
10-18-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By mstateglfr

That isnt thick, but the bb and head tube should...

That isnt thick, but the bb and head tube should still be faced if needed. Do it after the coating and call it a day.
10-18-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 706
Posted By mstateglfr

STI shifting and canti brakes is the predominant...

STI shifting and canti brakes is the predominant setup used for cyclocross and gravel bikes for a couple decades.

Your tire options seems to vary in proce from $20-$45. Below are a couple of...
10-18-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By mstateglfr

You snapped a Zayante spider?

You snapped a Zayante spider?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By mstateglfr

This exact scenario is why some companies don't...

This exact scenario is why some companies don't have model years and Cannondale specifically stopped using model years this summer.

Its absurd to think a bike is suddenly worth 25% less just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By mstateglfr

I think there is a lot of feel that comes from a...

I think there is a lot of feel that comes from a wheelset. I am 215# and am convinced an old single wall box shape rim wheelset can feel much different from a modern mid-V shaped rim wheelset.
Thats...
10-17-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 502
Posted By mstateglfr

24 Hours of Cumming and the MADCO100. Both...

24 Hours of Cumming and the MADCO100.

Both are popular regional events that were cancelled this year and i havent done either yet.
I am signed up for the 100k of 24 hrs because I cant even fathom...
10-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,017
Posted By mstateglfr

Do this. I have one for a wheel that was...

Do this. I have one for a wheel that was mistakenly drilled out to Schrader by a previous owner. So both wheels now run Presta tubes and its totally good.

The Wheels Mfg adapter fits well,...
10-16-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont buy anything that requires me to contact...

I dont buy anything that requires me to contact customer service since I only own excellent products.***



Really though, Rapha customer service is really good and quick with response time as...
10-16-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By mstateglfr

Always do these things after its been...

Always do these things after its been painted/coated because that is when the threads will need to be potentially chased and the head tube and bottom bracket will need to be faced. When paint is on...
10-15-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By mstateglfr

ill be interested to see how this is different in...

ill be interested to see how this is different in use/performance from Tubolito's offerings.
10-15-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,132
Posted By mstateglfr

400' in 1 mile is a 7.5% grade. 700' in 1 mile...

400' in 1 mile is a 7.5% grade.
700' in 1 mile is a 13.25% grade.
400' in 2 miles is a 3.75% grade.
700' in 2 miles is a 6.6% grade

We live in very different places, but the rolling terrain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By mstateglfr

A 2000 euro bike from a major retail brand will...

A 2000 euro bike from a major retail brand will most likely still come with a cockpit that isnt light and wheels that arent impressive. While it wouldnt be a lateral move from what you have, it most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,359
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand any of this thread. Your...

I dont understand any of this thread.

Your bottom bracket is ruined. So replace it.
Just take it to a shop and ask them to replace the bottom bracket.

Why are you talking about duct tape...
10-14-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6,928
Views: 2,455,701
Posted By mstateglfr

Sit and spin- it keeps weight over the rear tire....

Sit and spin- it keeps weight over the rear tire.
Or stand and adjust your balance so it isnt front biased.

It isnt the tires.
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