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02-21-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By mstateglfr

This has quickly devolved into the absurd. Its...

This has quickly devolved into the absurd. Its funny to see it claimed that they arent far from one another because all thats needed to make them effectively the same is to hack one(which hasnt...
02-20-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes I'm aware of the academy. I dont understand...

Yes I'm aware of the academy. I dont understand what any of this has to do with the appeal of peloton though. Zwift academy is about as far from a peloton group spin class as it gets. Totally...
02-20-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By mstateglfr

Weehoo. Allows the kid to participate, is very...

Weehoo. Allows the kid to participate, is very safe with 5pt harness and foot retention, and is more interactive between parent and kid.

Power transfer is the goal for frame material with a kind...
02-20-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By mstateglfr

Zwift is an individual program vs a spin class...

Zwift is an individual program vs a spin class which is a group. I guess there may be spin class bikes that all auto adjust at the same time, I havent ridden one or heard of that.
I've used 4...
02-20-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By mstateglfr

that's in an individual game vs a group spin...

that's in an individual game vs a group spin class.
If there are spin class bikes that are auto adjusting for resistance, I didnt realize. That seems like a wonky class since everyone would have...
02-20-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a spin bike, so yeah- there is a...

It's a spin bike, so yeah- there is a handle/knob/lever to adjust resistance.
Why is that something that seems odd? do you expect it to adjust for resistance through telepathy?
Shifting requires...
02-20-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a sense of humor for things that are funny.

I have a sense of humor for things that are funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 826
Posted By mstateglfr

Does this mean rim brake and cable actuated...

Does this mean rim brake and cable actuated components will become cheaper in the coming years due to reduced demand, stay the same because one somehow demand doesnt influence the price in cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

Is all this just due to an industry looking to...

Is all this just due to an industry looking to make money, or is it an industry responding to consumer demand? Chicken or egg in the end- because whichever was the catalyst, the result is the same-...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

So you dont use your CX bike for CX? Then why...

So you dont use your CX bike for CX? Then why have it?
...thats rhetorical and meant to point out that in addition to gravel, you also dont 'get' CX.

Ends up bikes can be versatile.

For a...
02-20-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,917
Posted By mstateglfr

6'5. A frame with 650mm stack and 405-410mm of...

6'5. A frame with 650mm stack and 405-410mm of reach works great with a 90-100mm stem. These have been what my last 2 gravel bikes were.
The Outback's 596mm stack in the largest size just wouldnt be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

You dont need a gravel bike. Its a hobby- get one...

You dont need a gravel bike. Its a hobby- get one if you find value in it.
Do you race or recreationally ride CX? If not- why have a CX style bike?

If the bike(s) you have work well for the ways...
02-20-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By mstateglfr

Early 90s Univega cromoly hybrid frame that I...

Early 90s Univega cromoly hybrid frame that I converted to a drop bar bike mostly with components I had on hand. This was to see if I would even like the activity and also to help me decide what I...
02-20-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By mstateglfr

Add bikepacking into the trends you dont...

Add bikepacking into the trends you dont understand, based on that long touring thread.

Fixie, gravel, cargo bike, bikepacking - it appears a lot of trends dont resonate with you. Thats cool and...
02-20-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By mstateglfr

Is the geometry the same between the two bikes...

Is the geometry the same between the two bikes and is it what you like? Example- a fast twitchy steering bike with high bottom bracket where you sit 'on' the bike isnt ideal if you want a slow...
02-19-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By mstateglfr

bump. - one set of arms and bolts left to make...

bump.
- one set of arms and bolts left to make a 1x of varying size with specific bolts included.
- one set of arms and bolts left to make a sweet 2x with compact gearing or more traditional...
02-19-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By mstateglfr

No emoji, so apparently this isnt a joke and you...

No emoji, so apparently this isnt a joke and you are serious. Super.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,519
Posted By mstateglfr

Pretty sure its different for everyone. For YOU,...

Pretty sure its different for everyone. For YOU, a gravel bike would only work on really smooth and compacted trails. But for others, many others, a gravel road bike works well on...gravel roads. ...
02-19-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By mstateglfr

oh- this is all just a joke. gotcha. good...

oh- this is all just a joke. gotcha. good one.***
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,519
Posted By mstateglfr

It isnt for everyone. I find its slower and more...

It isnt for everyone. I find its slower and more difficult, and not everyone likes that. There is more vibration, and that affects some more than others.
A lot of gravel around me is hardpack...
02-17-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes you can use a 28mm tire on a 24mm internal...

Yes you can use a 28mm tire on a 24mm internal rim...though that seems like the rim would be pretty heavy, being that wide internally. The outer diameter shouldnt exceed the tire width- that is...
02-17-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Posted By mstateglfr

Since once apparently wasnt enough... ...

Since once apparently wasnt enough...
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02-17-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By mstateglfr

No idea - I doubt there is a published...

No idea - I doubt there is a published comparable...but at the same time this is the internet, so who knows. Anyways, I would try the Cycleops Fluid 2 trainer and see what that gets you for speed...
02-17-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,002
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive done a few frames with spray.bike paint. It...

Ive done a few frames with spray.bike paint. It isnt a smooth and glossy as wet, it isnt as durable as powdercoat, but its worked great for each of the bikes and is what Ive wanted each time.
The...
02-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 970
Posted By mstateglfr

The frame doesnt generate heat when in use? Boy...

The frame doesnt generate heat when in use? Boy I would figure it does, but the heat is minimal and is cooled relatively quickly.
Frame flex probably doesnt rob a rider of 'much' power and...
02-17-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,231
Posted By mstateglfr

As much as I love bikes as a whole and broken...

As much as I love bikes as a whole and broken into the components, I just cant get into chains.
I geek on geometry theory, frame materials and design, as well as the mechanics of components...but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,953,504
Posted By mstateglfr

It isnt my favorite, for sure, but I dont really...

It isnt my favorite, for sure, but I dont really get all googly over Campy so I figure its love at first sight for those who geek on that brand.
02-17-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Posted By mstateglfr

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02-17-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By mstateglfr

That dude has a unique way of viewing and...

That dude has a unique way of viewing and interacting with the world.
02-17-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
Posted By mstateglfr

My youngest daugther has running shoes from New...

My youngest daugther has running shoes from New Balance that uses a BOA to close. I cant think of anyone who is harder on shoes that she is, and that BOA is still going strong. The shoes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure- merlin first. Then consider ebay. ...

For sure- merlin first.
Then consider ebay. I haven't been screwed by any shippers that have a lot of feedback and sales. It's easy to see- it's in the listing. A seller with 98.5% positive...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,953,504
Posted By mstateglfr

Killer cromovelato- the color choice and chrome...

Killer cromovelato- the color choice and chrome combo is perfect. Beautiful bike overall.
...that crank has seen better days.
02-16-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 894
Posted By mstateglfr

Sarcasterisks are needed in a bad way on this...

Sarcasterisks are needed in a bad way on this site.
Put *** at the end of a joke/sarcasm so it can read that way.
...or emojis work, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By mstateglfr

Modern gear ratio, yes. It's a compact crank...

Modern gear ratio, yes. It's a compact crank with an 11-34 cassette. That is modern.
It is completely different from what was offered 20 years ago, which is why it's worth mentioning as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By mstateglfr

Carbon fork, modern 11speed Ultegra r8000...

Carbon fork, modern 11speed Ultegra r8000 drivetrain and brakes, modern carbon compact crank, road geometry angles and CS length, modern gear ratios, and quality wheels.

I'm genuinely not sure...
02-16-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 894
Posted By mstateglfr

Strong work insulting the current gen. ...

Strong work insulting the current gen.

Technology advances products and opens up opportunities. Wider tires arent necessarily slower, tubeless has shed weight and rolling resistance, and formed...
02-16-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 894
Posted By mstateglfr

Nobody here will know what width tire makes you...

Nobody here will know what width tire makes you comfortable on gravel and nobody here will know what gearing range you need for road or gravel.


in general i would say that a gravel bike is a...
02-16-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By mstateglfr

if you buy a wallpaper tray, it's a perfect size...

if you buy a wallpaper tray, it's a perfect size to hold the frame by the chainstays. You just stick the frame in, fill up the tray, and add a few weights(bottles of water or whatever) to bring the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,607
Posted By mstateglfr

Dropped seatstays are supposed to give more...

Dropped seatstays are supposed to give more compliance so it's a relatively common design on gravel frames for rough road.
Internal cabling looks cleaner and is popular on higher spec road bikes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By mstateglfr

time capsule? How so?

time capsule? How so?
02-15-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By mstateglfr

The mason resolution 2 is a cool modern steel...

The mason resolution 2 is a cool modern steel road bike. Columbus Spirit and Life tubing with shaped down tube and well thought out design.

since you are looking at frames...

All city zigzag...
02-15-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By mstateglfr

That is...an interesting spec'd bike. clutch...

That is...an interesting spec'd bike.
clutch RD, but then a freewheel. Disc brakes, but then bolt on rear wheel. 1x drivetrain, but 7 speed. Wide modern bars, but steel.
And a fork that wasnt...
02-15-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
Posted By mstateglfr

To add in some counter, the garneau boa shoes I...

To add in some counter, the garneau boa shoes I have are 3 seasons old and have probably a few hundred rides on them, plus countless spin and zwift sessions as they are now used indoor due to age....
02-15-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By mstateglfr

Exactly. It wasnt designed as a touring frame,...

Exactly. It wasnt designed as a touring frame, so it's in his best interest to hedge on the conservative side and specify that it isnt a touring frame.

...but that doesnt mean it cant competently...
02-15-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By mstateglfr

Boost on gravel road bike? Seems like a change...

Boost on gravel road bike? Seems like a change to change.
Are gravel road wheels not already stiff enough?
02-15-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By mstateglfr

nobody in this thread has said or even suggested...

nobody in this thread has said or even suggested that 'we' are the only ones affected.
and if you asked, I bet everyone would agree with your statement that the disease needs to end.
Your posts...
02-14-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 29,740
Posted By mstateglfr

what front bag and rack are these?

what front bag and rack are these?
02-14-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By mstateglfr

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Forum: Touring
02-14-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By mstateglfr

Its listed for about $1K on many websites. if...

Its listed for about $1K on many websites.
if the drivetrain and wheels are going to be swapped out, then you are basically paying $1000 for a basic cromor frame, a brooks saddle, and some low end...
02-14-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By mstateglfr

So this, like most bike questions, is an 'it...

So this, like most bike questions, is an 'it depends'.
a 210# cyclist with 30# of gear is a 240# cyclist(not exactly, but basically).
I have a 65cm rim brake version that I now use for...
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