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02-07-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By mstateglfr

The powdercoater I have used for 3 frames does...

The powdercoater I have used for 3 frames does the prep work, which means they fully strip the old paint with a media blast. Its part of the cost.

I have chemical stripped and then sanded...
02-07-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,281
Posted By mstateglfr

He incorrectly installed a component but its not...

He incorrectly installed a component but its not his fault?
um...
02-06-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 488
Posted By mstateglfr

Mine certainly do. They also cost nearly double...

Mine certainly do. They also cost nearly double what I can buy them for online.
It's a tough reality. Some find value in buying a commodity in person.
Some find value in having immediate...
02-06-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 488
Posted By mstateglfr

Google. Just google whatever tire you want and...

Google. Just google whatever tire you want and click on a dozen results. Then compare.

I honestly dont know why there is loyalty to a specific online vendor when dozens of them are of equal...
02-06-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,281
Posted By mstateglfr

Installed above the min insertion line, eh? ...

Installed above the min insertion line, eh?

Seriously though, I cant imagine how much abuse was needed to make that happen. I suggest you stop crashing so frequently.
02-02-23, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,303
Views: 3,728,477
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: 51
Views: 1,231
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: 1,192
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: Touring
01-31-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
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...
01-31-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
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, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,399
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: 68
Views: 1,399
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: 1,517
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 895
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: 452
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
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: 3,225
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: 534
Posted By mstateglfr

Noted

Noted
01-26-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
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.

-...
01-25-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,364
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: 860
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: 860
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: 1,059
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: 17,364
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: 17,364
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
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?
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,140
Posted By mstateglfr

OK, I'll edit the other post.

OK, I'll edit the other post.
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
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: 17,364
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: 43
Views: 2,140
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,327
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: 1,327
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...
01-22-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,688
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...
01-20-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,688
Posted By mstateglfr

^ username checks out.

^ username checks out.
01-20-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,364
Posted By mstateglfr

It takes 5 seconds to pull an image off google. ...

It takes 5 seconds to pull an image off google.
Ironic that you mention someone else having time on their hands.
01-20-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By mstateglfr

All this continues to miss the point, as I...

All this continues to miss the point, as I understand it. And actually, it highlights the issue instead of solving it.

The OP recognizes silver components exist- both old and new. You...
01-20-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By mstateglfr

Dang, did the OP kick your puppy?

Dang, did the OP kick your puppy?
01-20-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By mstateglfr

The OP didnt say they want to disguise the brand,...

The OP didnt say they want to disguise the brand, they said the word 'carbon' was tacky and wanted to remove it. Those are 2 different things.
I dislike massive branding or overbranding on frames. ...
01-20-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By mstateglfr

I read the OP's comments and am still unsure why...

I read the OP's comments and am still unsure why this was shared. The bike certainly is...creative.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,154
Posted By mstateglfr

- Always like the look of Helix frames. The...

- Always like the look of Helix frames. The twist is just cool. No idea if its better or worse than regular tubes, but its certainly a standout feature!
- Its a road bike, you dont need to worry...
01-18-23, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By mstateglfr

You need bars that are round on the tops? That...

You need bars that are round on the tops? That describes most every bar before 2010 and 70% of em made since.

Soma Hwy1.

Deda, nitto, ritchey, zipp, Salsa, fsa, 3t, Thomson, and more.
And...
01-18-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,364
Posted By mstateglfr

** <-- sarcasterisks Its used on another forum...

** <-- sarcasterisks
Its used on another forum I frequent and is invaluable.
01-18-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By mstateglfr

The OP didnt ask for proof. The OP asked a...

The OP didnt ask for proof. The OP asked a question. Pictures of bikes from 40 years ago didnt answer or even acknowledge the question.
01-18-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By mstateglfr

1- is this firesale taking place in northcentral...

1- is this firesale taking place in northcentral Wisconsin? It sure hasnt taken place in Central Iowa, Omaha, Quad Cities, or Chicagoland.

2- Bike brands didnt take advantage of consumers...
01-18-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By mstateglfr

You have now posted up 4 pictures and all the...

You have now posted up 4 pictures and all the bikes plus components are well over 3 decades old, with a few well older than 4 decades. What do these have to do with the OP's comments abput current...
01-18-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By mstateglfr

I have not grown tired of seeing carbon...

I have not grown tired of seeing carbon components because very few bikes come with carbon components. Like a really really small %.

Black components are a long standing trend. If you dont...
01-17-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By mstateglfr

My oldest kid wanted woven bar tape on her road...

My oldest kid wanted woven bar tape on her road bike a few years ago. It's the serfas branded version of that same stuff shown by btp.
What a process- there are like 30 patterns, the tape doesn't...
01-17-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,688
Posted By mstateglfr

Long thread about this elsewhere. Probably best...

Long thread about this elsewhere. Probably best to link to it, if that were allowed.

Anyways, like most all social activities and events in the US, cycling events can feature alcohol. That isn't...
01-13-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By mstateglfr

Reminds me of this all too true video... ...

Reminds me of this all too true video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-XMUEcJ52s
01-13-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,364
Posted By mstateglfr

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