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10-28-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 33
Posted By mstateglfr

situps, jumping jacks, push ups, calf raises,...

situps, jumping jacks, push ups, calf raises, plank, lunges, repeat.
you can do this in a 10x10' space in the comfort of your warm home. you will get a more complete workout than laying down on a...
10-28-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By mstateglfr

What is 'Walmart +'? That just seems like Target...

What is 'Walmart +'? That just seems like Target to me...

Anyways, if thats just what their e-retail site is called, selling expensive stuff they dont carry in stores isnt new. Walmart sells a...
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By mstateglfr

That packing job is both fascinating and...

That packing job is both fascinating and exhausting to look at. It also looks like a number of bags could swing into spokes at any moment.
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By mstateglfr

This is a curious thread. Removing a disc brake...

This is a curious thread. Removing a disc brake for rim as a way to save weight?

I'll recap the good advice already given -
- lighter tires(which you've ordered)
- get a different wheelset. A...
10-26-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

400mi short of my goal as of today. its been...

400mi short of my goal as of today.
its been raining or below 40 for the last 8 days so I havent ridden outside. Im hoping to get out for a few long rides in the next couple weeks to make a solid...
10-26-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

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10-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By mstateglfr

ha ha ha, strong post- good work.

ha ha ha, strong post- good work.
10-26-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By mstateglfr

Dang!!! Thats impressive. Strong work.

Dang!!! Thats impressive. Strong work.
10-26-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By mstateglfr

Ill take the bait. Who in this thread is at war...

Ill take the bait. Who in this thread is at war with mom and pop stores?
10-25-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 537
Posted By mstateglfr

If the crowd wants to be entertained, great. ...

If the crowd wants to be entertained, great. Otherwise, you are just being obnoxious and forcing everyone to listen to Whitesnake and Warrant.

You don't need a dynamo hub to play a speaker-...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By mstateglfr

I've bought Shimano drivetrain components shipped...

I've bought Shimano drivetrain components shipped from China.
Everything has worked as expected.
mtb shifters, mtb disc calipers, chains, and cassettes.

What i bought may be wildly different...
10-25-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By mstateglfr

The comical struggle to buy new tires

Earlier in the month I decided on some Panaracer Gravelking SS in 43mm size.

Amazon had em cheapest by far, so I ordered a pair on the 9th. Delivery showed as the 15th which I chalked up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,050
Posted By mstateglfr

I would expect nothing else. You gotta show off...

I would expect nothing else. You gotta show off them cankles!
10-23-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By mstateglfr

That looks great so far. I have a couple road...

That looks great so far. I have a couple road bikes with some Kerin clear coat- a black frame with green Kerin flake and a powder blue with red Kerin flake- I like the subtlety of the flake clear...
10-22-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By mstateglfr

My kids ride bikes I built, but neither are...

My kids ride bikes I built, but neither are classic in the common view of this forum.

My 9yo has a Trek 650c road bike thats about 10 years old and a 20 year old Specialized HotRock mountain bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,822
Posted By mstateglfr

Trying too hard. ...

Trying too hard.
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10-21-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

My brother in law built up a 750 into a gravel...

My brother in law built up a 750 into a gravel bike- drop bars,, bar end shifters, and 41mm tires.
Works fine for his riding.
...
10-21-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
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, 08:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,612
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...
10-20-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,208
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: 70
Views: 2,577
Posted By mstateglfr

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10-20-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,612
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,818
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,...
10-19-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,818
Posted By mstateglfr

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10-19-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,154
Views: 2,707,466
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
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...
10-18-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
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: 115
Views: 2,612
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: 44
Views: 1,474
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: 115
Views: 2,612
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.
10-15-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,883
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,867
Posted By mstateglfr

I don't own hi-viz yellow clothing. Its tacky as...

I don't own hi-viz yellow clothing. Its tacky as hell and I dont find it helpful on cyclists when I am driving.

All the jerseys I buy are simple looking and mostly solid colors. Rapha and...
10-14-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By mstateglfr

105 is $625 here, is it cheaper elsewhere? ...

105 is $625 here, is it cheaper elsewhere? Merlin usually has strong pricing on Shimano. https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/shimano-105-r7000-groupset-118524.html

I dont plan my builds based on...
10-14-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,234
Posted By mstateglfr

expectations- dont rattle ever- there is little...

expectations-
dont rattle ever- there is little that is more annoying when riding than a rattle that wont stop.
work each time i want it to- it sounds obvious, yet this world is filled with poorly...
10-13-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By mstateglfr

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Built this a couple winters ago in a local class.
Did all the mitre work,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,381
Posted By mstateglfr

Makes sense- if we just stop spending money on...

Makes sense- if we just stop spending money on lead toe rings, we would lose so much weight.
10-11-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By mstateglfr

Just buy a new RD and have the bike's shifting...

Just buy a new RD and have the bike's shifting properly set up.
I've set up and worked on a handful of Claris drivetrains and its a simple setup.

If you want a new drivetrain, cool, its always...
10-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,675
Posted By mstateglfr

the ride isn't the greatest when unloaded because...

the ride isn't the greatest when unloaded because it isnt designed to be the greatest when unloaded. Similarly, a thin tube road bike won't have the greatest ride when fully loaded with gear.


A...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By mstateglfr

^ clearly not a fan of the classic show Coffee...

^ clearly not a fan of the classic show Coffee Talk with host Linda Richman.
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10-09-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By mstateglfr

It fits 38mm tires. If that works for where you...

It fits 38mm tires. If that works for where you want to ride, then sure its a gravel bike.
There is no 'gravel proof' tire.

The stock gearing is not what I want for a gravel bike, but everyone...
10-09-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,084
Posted By mstateglfr

Jon is easily the biggest bike nerd on either...

Jon is easily the biggest bike nerd on either side of the pond. He is a walking knowledge center of cycling tech history.
10-09-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9,415
Views: 911,885
Posted By mstateglfr

Whats the deal with the inchworm stem? Are there...

Whats the deal with the inchworm stem? Are there 2 pivot points to extend/angle the bars to the correct position or am I totally wrong with that guess?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,425
Posted By mstateglfr

Im already working hard as it is- I dont want to...

Im already working hard as it is- I dont want to spend 2-4 hours pushing my body away from the cockpit as it continually slides forward.

I honestly doubt most recreational or even most...
10-08-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By mstateglfr

Giant has multiple Defy and TCR Advanced bikes...

Giant has multiple Defy and TCR Advanced bikes with rim brakes at multiple price points.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-advanced-pro-0-red
for example

Trek, Specialized, Orbea, Bianchi,...
10-08-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,285
Posted By mstateglfr

Reason 437 to try and not buy a frame that...

Reason 437 to try and not buy a frame that requires proprietary components.

Good to hear you will get your bars soon.
10-08-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By mstateglfr

Gotcha. Yes it costs more for the same level...

Gotcha. Yes it costs more for the same level components now compared to 13 years ago. Thats basically what you said in the first point- stuff costs more now.

Your bike had a $2200 msrp. ...
10-08-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By mstateglfr

Challenge Tire's website. oh wow thats a mess

I just want stats on the GG TLR in 42mm width. Nope, bring that page up and it confusingly lists basically every tire they may in all the different combinations(handmade/tubular/TLR/clincher) and...
10-08-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 680,644
Posted By mstateglfr

is the bad QC the rotor rub? If the rotor is not...

is the bad QC the rotor rub? If the rotor is not straight, thats an easy fix( i assume the shop checked). If it is straight, then it could just be the brake caliper needs to be aligned(again, I...
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