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02-15-19, 02:04 PM
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Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.diamondback.com/road-bikes/adventure-g...

https://www.diamondback.com/road-bikes/adventure-gravel/haanjo-7c-carbon-41
$2160 thru the free corporate discount site.
full carbon frame and fork, Ultegra shifting, quality Praxis crank with...
02-15-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 21,818
Posted By mstateglfr

I honestly can't figure out what your point is...

I honestly can't figure out what your point is with this post.

you can't possibly think ROC and PRC are the same thing, so why post this?
ROC hasnt held control of China for something like 70...
02-14-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By mstateglfr

so many c&v bikes and classic inspired steel...

so many c&v bikes and classic inspired steel frames on the ride each year.
and the chv bikes are pretty equally represented between riders that are active and frequent cyclists and riders who are...
02-14-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By mstateglfr

As with most all your threads...got some pics?

As with most all your threads...got some pics?
02-14-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By mstateglfr

something as simple as the rotor isnt as tight as...

something as simple as the rotor isnt as tight as thought after service. A lot of multitools have torx for rotors.

Unpacking a touring bike and having to adjust the rotor during setup.

not...
02-14-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By mstateglfr

True, and most can be totally ignored when it...

True, and most can be totally ignored when it comes to steel and aluminum.
02-12-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,047
Posted By mstateglfr

Black shorts/bibs. black arm warmers and...

Black shorts/bibs.
black arm warmers and leg/knee warmers when its cold or white sun sleeves when its warm

Those are things that dont change. All are practical.

Jerseys are almost all Primal...
02-12-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 964
Posted By mstateglfr

Everyone likes something different- flat saddle,...

Everyone likes something different- flat saddle, curved saddle, wide saddle, narrow saddle, etc.

If C17 saddles werent so expensive, i would have them on all my gravel and road bikes. Love em. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By mstateglfr

if it fits and is in good cosmetic and mechanical...

if it fits and is in good cosmetic and mechanical condition- then neato.

if it doesnt fit- then it's a terrible buy.

if it's in Terrie cosmetic and mechanical condition and requires hundreds in...
02-11-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 964
Posted By mstateglfr

Have you ridden that route before? if not,...

Have you ridden that route before?
if not, what's different from your usual routes?
if so, what's different from usual rides on the route?

30mi of riding isnt something i would think would...
02-11-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.bikeforums.net/20696409-post331.html ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/20696409-post331.html
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https://www.bikeforums.net/20702316-post334.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/20720239-post344.html...
02-11-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By mstateglfr

Being able to laugh at yourself and the witty...

Being able to laugh at yourself and the witty comments of others is a true joy.

The lack of a sense of humor is no way to go thru life.
02-11-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By mstateglfr

If its Canyon's design, Canyon's look, and...

If its Canyon's design, Canyon's look, and Canyon's spec list- then its a Canyon bike. It isnt 'sort of getting a Giant bike anyway'.
Same applies to anything that is contract manufactured.
02-10-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By mstateglfr

cool description of gping downhill. Get a smile...

cool description of gping downhill. Get a smile on your face each time, I'm sure.

as for the saddle height...its bar level in this pic. Is the saddle dropped in the pic as it looks like a common...
02-10-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By mstateglfr

note on evaporust- you are supposed to flush it...

note on evaporust- you are supposed to flush it out with water.

so once you drain the evaporust, you could fill the tube with water, swish it around and pour out, then use compressed air to dry...
02-10-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By mstateglfr

this wins the thread!

this wins the thread!
Forum: Touring
02-10-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,891
Posted By mstateglfr

- RAGBRAI for the week, as usual. - a 3 day...

- RAGBRAI for the week, as usual.
- a 3 day ride with my oldest daughter on the KATY.
- a few 2-3 day local trips.
02-10-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 891
Posted By mstateglfr

Jim from Boston and fietsbob in one post?!? ...

Jim from Boston and fietsbob in one post?!?
rockingly confusing time!



as for bags...i like everything about my bags. There are so many to choose from that you can find what you want. And...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679
Posted By mstateglfr

That was a really long email, so maybe I missed...

That was a really long email, so maybe I missed it while skimming, but why don't regular handlebars fit?
and why not just get a different stem to allow regular handlebars to fit?
is this one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By mstateglfr

The braking surface of my h+son archetype rims...

The braking surface of my h+son archetype rims are still black, even after a few years of gravel riding.
I get that anodizing wears off, but it seems to vary considerably. And when it does wear...
02-10-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure what event rides are, but if its charity...

Not sure what event rides are, but if its charity rides and the like- both those bikes are way more bike than needed.
get what you want and all, but both are past the mark where value and cost...
02-10-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By mstateglfr

1- of course its obsolete- it's a quarter century...

1- of course its obsolete- it's a quarter century old 26" gravel bike in 2019. Obsolete means no longer produced or used and out of date. Besides you and a smattering of people who did drop bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By mstateglfr

ha ha - this may be my favorite list of yours in...

ha ha - this may be my favorite list of yours in months. Classic!
calling it an epic screw up is fantastic.

if you do complain to bike island by using an outdated Sheldoon guideline chart,...
02-09-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By mstateglfr

Got a pic of your bike's seatpost? Best to...

Got a pic of your bike's seatpost? Best to investigate the further.
02-09-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By mstateglfr

34/32 isnt lower than 28/28. regardless,...

34/32 isnt lower than 28/28.

regardless, it's pretty common to see road bikes with 34/32 gearing now. To me, it also seems quite beneficial.
Anyone who can dominated with a 42/26 easy ratio...
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