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06-14-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,598
Posted By mstateglfr

- of course a $10000 bike is...

- of course a $10000 bike is luxurious/lavish/extravagant. How anyone could argue otherwise is inconceivable. It is almost certainly at the top .5 of the top 1% in terms of costs. Seriously- I...
06-12-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mstateglfr

My hierarchy- I get the bike that fits me...

My hierarchy-
I get the bike that fits me best.
-if both fit the same, then...-
I get the bike that can fit bigger tires to either use bigger tires or have clearance since both are important....
06-09-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,782
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha ha huh?? Big box stores selling bikes is...

Ha ha huh??

Big box stores selling bikes is fine, i am not going to focus on that.

Claiming quality bikes are too expensive is complete garbage.
It's simply priority and preference as to how...
06-06-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By mstateglfr

So much terrible info in this thread. I...

So much terrible info in this thread.


I maintain a fleet of 20-30 Trek FX1 hybrids each year for teens that participate in a mentorship program.
The bikes are ridden for 1300-1700 miles...
06-06-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By mstateglfr

C to T is really common. The other was/is C to C....

C to T is really common. The other was/is C to C.

Neither was right or wrong. It differed based on brands and areas of manufacture.


Sure, one could have missed what you mention...but then...
06-06-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,674
Posted By mstateglfr

Comin on aggressive there! Why would you laugh...

Comin on aggressive there! Why would you laugh at someone wanting a custom bike? Thats pretty lame to do. And congrats on your PT build, its clear you are proud of it, but that doesnt mean others...
06-01-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,972
Posted By mstateglfr

Agreed. And I said as much in the subsequent two...

Agreed. And I said as much in the subsequent two sentences from what you quoted.

In the end, mutual respect and interest in cooperation is required. Thst means both people need to want to work to...
06-01-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,972
Posted By mstateglfr

I see this same general line of advice given put...

I see this same general line of advice given put when these type of threads pop up every few months.

I cpuldnt disagree more with your claim thats wife doesn't need a hobby. I wpuld guess that...
05-31-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,235
Posted By mstateglfr

Way to start em young! Great to see him...

Way to start em young!

Great to see him helping with teardown and rebuilds.
My daughter's do both for the bikes we built for them and its a fun process to see them gain ability and understanding...
05-29-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,885
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, an Englander ranting over how words are...

Ha, an Englander ranting over how words are pronounced.
This thread is now dripping with irony.
05-27-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,538
Posted By mstateglfr

So it's performance art for the gracious...

So it's performance art for the gracious betterment of the forum?


This is where I was going to post a meme of a woman doing a cartwheel on the beach for attention.

It's funny and applicable...
05-26-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,235
Posted By mstateglfr

Agreed on current MCD colors. Not loving them. ...

Agreed on current MCD colors. Not loving them. The pink is out of stock in my size and while I don't like the olive oil color as a frame, I like it a lot more as a built bike like Benny's.
...
05-25-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,219
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont consider my '88 Schwinn Premis that was...

I dont consider my '88 Schwinn Premis that was made in Mississippi to be better than my '89 Novara Trionfo that was made in Japan just because it was made in the USA.
And for what its worth, though...
05-24-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

'A little learning is a dangerous thing' -...

'A little learning is a dangerous thing' - Alexander Pope
05-23-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

Over the winter I bought some 9sp...

Over the winter I bought some 9sp Microshift(actually off branded as Wake, funny enough) shifters for $43. How is that like me going into debt when compared to buying the same thing elsewhere for...
05-22-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,857
Posted By mstateglfr

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By mstateglfr

It took 3.5 years, but you said something I agree...

It took 3.5 years, but you said something I agree with.

And just to add some snide- I am surprised yours isnt a hi-viz cammo color.
05-22-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,802
Posted By mstateglfr

pro tip- attach the bike by the seat post instead...

pro tip- attach the bike by the seat post instead of the top tube.
- less chance of crushing thin wall tube
- less chance of scratching paint

If your seatpost is CF, have a dummy aluminum one...
05-22-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,857
Posted By mstateglfr

You dont find Cdale's claim to be invalid? ...

You dont find Cdale's claim to be invalid? What?!?! Find me an equivalent bike to the 2.8 model from that era with a frame that weighs anything close to 8#. I can save you time- you wont find one...
05-21-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,857
Posted By mstateglfr

How has this gone unresponded to? ...well I...

How has this gone unresponded to?
...well I guess I can understand that many dont want to go down the rabbit hole that is disagreeing with something in a cycco post.

No chance is this accurate. ...
05-21-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,490
Posted By mstateglfr

The CL market around me is turrble for C&V. ...

The CL market around me is turrble for C&V. Either entry level bikes I am not interested in or nice bikes that are laughably expensive.
I sold a refurbished and modernized early 90s Specialized...
05-21-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By mstateglfr

1990 touring frame made by Fuji work? It is...

1990 touring frame made by Fuji work? It is identical to the Fuji Saratoga, except it has downtube mounts instead of cable stops. It was made for Backroads Touring Company.

- 25"/ 64cm frame,
-...
05-21-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

China = PRC Taiwan = ROC Welcome to the...

China = PRC
Taiwan = ROC

Welcome to the discussion and to adult conversation. For all intents and purposes, nobody refers to Taiwan as China. Barely anyone refers to Taiwan as ROC either,...
05-20-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

So you are saying a 25% surcharge(what Trup...

So you are saying a 25% surcharge(what Trup threatened on everything remaining) on what is usually a $1500 bike is required to capture the steel used? That doesnt make sense to me...i assume you...
05-20-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

Whether China is dumping steel, and the specific...

Whether China is dumping steel, and the specific definition which constitutes steel dumping, can absolutely be discussed. Its an issue when governments prop up a company to allow said company to...
05-20-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

I phrased it that way because its accurate. A...

I phrased it that way because its accurate. A tariff is a tax on imports.
05-20-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

? Where did this come from? Its a heck of a...

? Where did this come from? Its a heck of a leap to go from my comment to these leading questions. Grand Canyon sized leap.


I simply disagree that this tax/tariff is beneficial for cyclists...
05-20-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

Why? Why are more American made components...

Why? Why are more American made components needed?

I dont necessarily disagree with your comment, but I struggle to understand why 'need' is used. It would be nice to have, as an option for...
05-20-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,857
Posted By mstateglfr

Couldnt put bar tape on because that would have...

Couldnt put bar tape on because that would have pushed it over the 20.0 barrier, i guess.
05-20-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure- there is no official proper setup for a...

For sure- there is no official proper setup for a touring bike. Totally agree.
I was simply listing the obvious ways in which the two bikes are different- and the lack of front rack mounts is a...
05-20-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By mstateglfr

? I struggle to understand how the Omni Strada...

? I struggle to understand how the Omni Strada Comp has better components.

The Omni Strada has relatively short chainstays, no front rack mounts, only 2 bottle mounts, and a woefully...
05-20-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,857
Posted By mstateglfr

Your bike, the Toughroad SLR2, is heavier than...

Your bike, the Toughroad SLR2, is heavier than any quality modern steel road bike, and its also heavier than most of the mid-tier steel road bikes available. Just wanted to mention this since it...
05-18-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure what geometry your current bikes have...

Not sure what geometry your current bikes have and that's important to know, but here are a couple frames mentioned in your earlier thread(I think).
...
05-17-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,199
Posted By mstateglfr

My two girls have gone thru a handful of bike...

My two girls have gone thru a handful of bike shop level bikes and I havent regretted any of the bikes because...
- ive bought them used and upgraded them.
- they have sold and will sell for a...
05-16-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,324
Posted By mstateglfr

interesting version of communism...

interesting version of communism...
05-16-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,195
Posted By mstateglfr

Sounds like reason 493 to not use biopace. ...

Sounds like reason 493 to not use biopace. Everyone knows Sakae Ovaltech was WAY better!
05-15-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By mstateglfr

Lake makes wide shoes. I had some, liked em, but...

Lake makes wide shoes. I had some, liked em, but the model I had weighed as much as concrete blocks, so I got these instead.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,879
Posted By mstateglfr

Fit is not that important? You have 3 contact...

Fit is not that important? You have 3 contact points with a bike and when 1 or more isnt good, it can be miserable.
Fit seems quite important.

Regardless, my point earlier was that fit is...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,364
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a wife and two kids that are 12 and 8,...

I have a wife and two kids that are 12 and 8, dogs, a full time office job, and a volunteer position that keeps me busy about 12 hours a week.
Free time is limited and my vacation time is really...
05-14-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,846
Posted By mstateglfr

Funniest quote in the article.. "...anyone can...

Funniest quote in the article..
"...anyone can buy a watch that tells time, but it takes someone with a strong sense of self (and another way to figure out what time it is) to wear a watch that...
05-13-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 16,965
Posted By mstateglfr

From earlier... So you didn't say that a...

From earlier...


So you didn't say that a person who prefers a new bike is dumb, because that is apparently different from saying people are dumb and then ranting about people who spend more...
05-13-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,461
Posted By mstateglfr

totally reject your narrative. There are...

totally reject your narrative.

There are tons of people who ride recreationally in plain clothes. There are tons of people who ride for transport out of choice. There are tons of people who...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,432
Posted By mstateglfr

Look at geometry in your size for the AC CS,...

Look at geometry in your size for the AC CS, Jamis Renegade, and Surly Midnight Special. How different are the HTA and STA frame anges, bb drop, fork rake and trail, etc? Those 5 measurements...
05-11-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 16,965
Posted By mstateglfr

1- if a mechanic refused to work on your bike due...

1- if a mechanic refused to work on your bike due to its perceived resale value, then don't shop there again and let the shop manager know you won't shop there again.
2- biopace is a long standing...
05-08-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By mstateglfr

You won't lose more weight by using a more...

You won't lose more weight by using a more difficult bailout gear ratio. You will lose more weight by burning more calories than you consume.

Whatever gearing ratio you need to allow you to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,432
Posted By mstateglfr

says not looking for a custom frame so custom...

says not looking for a custom frame so custom frames are suggested.
classic BF mix of not reading, not caring, or ignoring because of caring.
love it!
05-06-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,185
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,214
Posted By mstateglfr

Well at least it isnt yet another clothing and...

Well at least it isnt yet another clothing and vanity thread started by Timmy. Instead, its him whippin it out for a measuring contest.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 25,010
Posted By mstateglfr

I always chuckle when the term 'nanny state' is...

I always chuckle when the term 'nanny state' is used. Its pretty much a guarantee for an entertaining emotional post.

The argument against seatbelts is usually because the person should be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 25,010
Posted By mstateglfr

Of all the cyclists I know, I am really not sure...

Of all the cyclists I know, I am really not sure if I know anyone who decides to go for a ride in the rain. Obviously rain can start when you are already out on a ride, but even then, the % of...
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