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10-20-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on housing wearing thru carbon, it appears...

Based on housing wearing thru carbon, it appears housing is harder.
10-20-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,548
Posted By mstateglfr

The outrage hasn't calmed. Maybe by next week it...

The outrage hasn't calmed. Maybe by next week it will have subsided.
10-20-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,406
Posted By mstateglfr

It's eery how spot on this is for our house. It...

It's eery how spot on this is for our house. It often seems my wife may as well have singlespeed road and mtb bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By mstateglfr

The brakes can be tapped a bit on Pacific...

The brakes can be tapped a bit on Pacific shipping rates. Dont pump the brakes, but certainly tap em.
It is bad, but like most things that are reported on- news reports at a lag and so there...
10-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,406
Posted By mstateglfr

Cross chaining in 2x will create a worse case...

Cross chaining in 2x will create a worse case compared to 1x, but not cross chaining in 2x will create a better case compared to 1x. <--that last part seems to often be ignored/missed when...
10-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By mstateglfr

His core strength and balance are absolutely...

His core strength and balance are absolutely unreal to me. Cant even imagine having that.



...wonder if he created any strava segments?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By mstateglfr

It would make him a poser. Or better phrased, it...

It would make him a poser. Or better phrased, it would further confirm that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 464
Posted By mstateglfr

It won't be exact, but it can certainly be...

It won't be exact, but it can certainly be similar/close. Gravel geometry isn't singular- an Evil Champis Hagar is significantly different compared to a Trek Checkpoint.

This is the same for road...
10-19-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,083
Posted By mstateglfr

Wheel diameter with specific tire size does play...

Wheel diameter with specific tire size does play a factor in gear inches.
Sheldon disagrees with your arm length claim. Enter whatever arm length you want, the gear inches stay the same. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By mstateglfr

Whats also funny is that 90mm and 110mm length...

Whats also funny is that 90mm and 110mm length stems are *only* $571.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 464
Posted By mstateglfr

If you have a bike and don't like riding it,...

If you have a bike and don't like riding it, rather why keep it?

Perhaps you should look for a gravel bike with similar geometry(stack, reach, chainstay, bb drop, trail) to your Roubaix. That way...
10-19-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By mstateglfr

I have 0 idea about your specific wheels, but if...

I have 0 idea about your specific wheels, but if your scale says that, then thats what it is. I would trust a number right in front of me vs someone online saying its correct or not.
And easy way...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,529,746
Posted By mstateglfr

At what point will you build the bike? Ill check...

At what point will you build the bike? Ill check back on the thread then.
10-19-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,083
Posted By mstateglfr

moist, I too have found that crank arm length is...

moist, I too have found that crank arm length is a bit factor with influencing crank arm length.


All seriousness, 20% of my cycling inseam is 193mm. I have yet to care much about crank...
10-19-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,406
Posted By mstateglfr

I used Gevenalle shifters for aabout 5 years and...

I used Gevenalle shifters for aabout 5 years and really liked them. The hood shape fit my hands well and my hands are large enough that I could shift the rear from the drops so that common downside...
10-18-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,283
Posted By mstateglfr

The top of the red has 4 different angles,...

The top of the red has 4 different angles, depending on which tube you look at.

It's actually something that is confusingly kinda common, if you look at internet bike paint pics.
10-18-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,406
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, kidding about the Lynskey quality. I fully...

Ha, kidding about the Lynskey quality. I fully agree that the meat of the market is ignored for very wide range options. You either go entry level or boutique as a result.
10-18-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,406
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, the average buyer probably doesnt pay much...

Yes, the average buyer probably doesnt pay much attention to gearing when buying a bike, and then only cares if they find they are riding routes that make the current gearing too difficult.
I...
10-18-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,406
Posted By mstateglfr

Dont try to church it up- its a Lynskey, not a...

Dont try to church it up- its a Lynskey, not a Seven.
^tounge in cheek.

I get what you are saying, but they are options to address your need. You mentioned a triple, those are triples that are...
10-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,406
Posted By mstateglfr

I am not criticizing you, I totally get your need...

I am not criticizing you, I totally get your need and recognize you are not alone. Im just saying it isnt a large market. No matter how many people want that gearing, 20x more dont, and that group...
10-18-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,283
Posted By mstateglfr

Drives me nuts when the colors dont line up from...

Drives me nuts when the colors dont line up from tube to tube.
10-18-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,283
Posted By mstateglfr

I would for sure consider a new Panasonic frame...

I would for sure consider a new Panasonic frame if the geometry fit what I want. Having something that almost nobody else in a country has can be neat, even if it isnt measurably better than various...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By mstateglfr

Fair enough. Everyone has their...

Fair enough. Everyone has their quirks/preferences. I dislike the cheap plugs that come with almost every package of bar tape. Most wedge in fine, but some wiggle back loose a slight bit. Most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes they expand. Keep tightening the bolt- it...

Yes they expand. Keep tightening the bolt- it reduces the space and compresses the rubber plug. That is the expansion.
10-18-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 893
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont understand why switching to a more compact...

I dont understand why switching to a more compact crank is bad. I understand you dont want to have a high cadence due to your health, but you then almost certainly dont need a 52/11 gear ratio.
...
10-17-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow- thats a messed up request, considering the...

Wow- thats a messed up request, considering the actual text wasn't inappropriate.
I wasn't making fun of you or your bikes. I was showing the aluminum gravel bike you already own, which was the...
10-17-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

The tube joining method doesn't matter. If it is...

The tube joining method doesn't matter. If it is done well it will b strong enough. Welded, brazed with lugs, filled brazed- doesn't matter as long as it's done properly.
10-17-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

Why did you report my prior post and ask that the...

Why did you report my prior post and ask that the pictures of your aluminum gravel bike be removed?
10-17-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,406
Posted By mstateglfr

Below 19gi just isn't something that is commonly...

Below 19gi just isn't something that is commonly needed. It shouldn't be surprising to see options to get there are alternatives vs mainstream.

Get a White Industries crank and fit whatever size...
10-16-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

Your current bike is an aluminum gravel frame and...

Your current bike is an aluminum gravel frame and you ride unpaved roads all the time. You've been riding it for however long and however many miles- you know the answer to your question- no it isn't...
10-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,521
Posted By mstateglfr

A person in Oregon ith an extra cassette waiting...

A person in Oregon ith an extra cassette waiting to be used doesnt care that someone in Memphis needs a cassette. We dont have an economy where we self ration on hobbies, so asking for thst to...
10-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike may work perfectly for what you need,...

That bike may work perfectly for what you need, but just some things to consider-

132.5mm spacing is not common now. Itll fit 130 road or 135 mtb hubs, but it isnt common.
Fixed derailleur...
10-14-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,038
Posted By mstateglfr

Did you post this in the wrong thread?

Did you post this in the wrong thread?
10-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By mstateglfr

Mississippi Gravel Cup series

Anyone here participate in this each winter? 4 races over the span of a month and a half. I tried to get into one this past winter and it was full, but am doing one this upcoming winter. Just...
10-13-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,548
Posted By mstateglfr

I honestly dont understand what issue you have...

I honestly dont understand what issue you have with anything ive posted. You continue to just draw conclusions and then comment on the conclusions you drew.

- I am OK with you disagreeing with my...
10-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,548
Posted By mstateglfr

I am not wanting to argue anything. Its a thread...

I am not wanting to argue anything. Its a thread about woefully designed/built/marketed bikes and I commented that the designers and marketers deserve criticism. That is also what you said- those...
10-13-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,548
Posted By mstateglfr

What I posted in this thread that is related to...

What I posted in this thread that is related to the topic is exactly what you say is fair game. Yet you get all worked up and chastise me for...I am really still not sure what I did that was worth...
10-13-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By mstateglfr

That bike looks like one of the short lived 'LD'...

That bike looks like one of the short lived 'LD' sleeve lug frames from '88ish. The tubing was larger than traditional steel tubes at the time and tubes were brazed to internal lugged sleeves and...
10-12-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,063
Posted By mstateglfr

They will continue to become more complicated. I...

They will continue to become more complicated. I will be continue to become more dejected.

The simplicity is in part what makes then so appealing. Otherwise I would just own a motorcycle or...
10-12-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,548
Posted By mstateglfr

The answer is 7. One must be 7 illiterate or...

The answer is 7. One must be 7 illiterate or greater to not know what a rhetorical question is.

As for the rest- I don't want to get into am unimportant bickering match over who is holiest. You...
10-12-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,548
Posted By mstateglfr

Siu made a point? I thought Siu asked a...

Siu made a point? I thought Siu asked a question. You even say Siu asked a question. I didnt ignore anything- I answered Siu's question.
Keep working the outrage angle. I gave you comments to...
10-12-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,548
Posted By mstateglfr

Then say so. No need to say it to me though,...

Then say so.
No need to say it to me though, since I havent even commented on the bikes or ad pics to this point.


Ill toss my opinion in, since you are for some reason quoting me and poking...
10-12-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,315
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah. The vast majority build with steel or...

Yeah. The vast majority build with steel or titanium. You then have a handful that use carbon and a handful of aluminum too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a stem extender. Thats why there are...

Its a stem extender. Thats why there are multiple pinch bolts on the steerer above the head tube. Stem extenders are a relatively common way to make a bike fit someone who has a totally different...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,591
Posted By mstateglfr

The RD is scratched, but what else is visibly...

The RD is scratched, but what else is visibly bad? Maybe I am missing the obvious...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By mstateglfr

hydraulic disc brakes on an 18yo road bike? ...

hydraulic disc brakes on an 18yo road bike?
magic!
10-12-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,889
Posted By mstateglfr

This is like me making a prediction right now...

This is like me making a prediction right now that smart phones will be popular. Its a little late in the game to claim being right about a prediction that had already come true.
People were...
10-12-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,071
Posted By mstateglfr

Just teach people to look first. Thats all the...

Just teach people to look first. Thats all the dutch reach thing is, right?...its a habit some people do.
10-12-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,315
Posted By mstateglfr

That is about as purpose built for what you want...

That is about as purpose built for what you want and how you use a bike as you can get. I hadnt heard of that brand- local builders using aluminum are relatively rare. Very neat build.
10-11-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By mstateglfr

Buy a mountain bike with suspension, wider tires,...

Buy a mountain bike with suspension, wider tires, and a dropper post.
Use it.
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