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05-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,274
Posted By Kapusta

This example explains exactly why you should not...

This example explains exactly why you should not do that: you’ll get busted for doping.
05-12-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,725
Posted By Kapusta

Disc became standard on pretty much any mid-range...

Disc became standard on pretty much any mid-range MTB 20 years ago.
05-12-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,725
Posted By Kapusta

He solved the problem of the lack of trivial and...

He solved the problem of the lack of trivial and useless knowledge.being presented in this thread.
05-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,274
Posted By Kapusta

Either way is fine. Of course, that will not...

Either way is fine.

Of course, that will not prevent this thread from hitting 3 pages.
05-07-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Kapusta

Just to be clear, this is true for BB7s, but some...

Just to be clear, this is true for BB7s, but some mech disc calipers do not have a pad adjuster for the outer pad.
05-07-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,215
Posted By Kapusta

I must say that I had the same impression about...

I must say that I had the same impression about Huey Lewis until them them live two times in the late 80ís. KILLER live band. Tons of respect for them after that, though I still canít listen to the...
05-07-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,557
Posted By Kapusta

With the corners that would need to be cut to...

With the corners that would need to be cut to make them the same price, I would then rather have the rim brakes. The frame and wheel tolerances needed to get rim brakes working are looser than with...
05-07-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,557
Posted By Kapusta

Because cheap, crappy discs are not really any...

Because cheap, crappy discs are not really any better than rim brakes, and on a $200 bike, it is a silly place to be spending extra resources. Put the money someplace it actually matters, like wheels...
05-06-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,215
Posted By Kapusta

More than $1,000? :eek: Thatís insane.

More than $1,000? :eek:

Thatís insane.
05-04-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,119
Posted By Kapusta

Both times I tried that, the second wheelset grew...

Both times I tried that, the second wheelset grew into a second bike.
05-03-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,324
Posted By Kapusta

Thatís not how Cat 6 works :)

Thatís not how Cat 6 works :)
05-03-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By Kapusta

Whichever one is bothering you more.

Whichever one is bothering you more.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,350
Posted By Kapusta

It is navel gazing to be arguing that a design is...

It is navel gazing to be arguing that a design is flawed when there is 20+ years of proof that it actually works very well.

Some engineers apparently determined that despite the issue you bring...
05-01-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By Kapusta

I think the reason we have not seen components...

I think the reason we have not seen components from the past 10 years last 30 years should be pretty obvious.

Hint: it is the same reason you never see thirty-something couples celebrating their...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,350
Posted By Kapusta

It is sad that 20+ years of real world proof that...

It is sad that 20+ years of real world proof that high end cartridge bearing hubs are as reliable and robust as cup and cone hubs has duped people into thinking that high end cartridge bearing hubs...
04-30-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Kapusta

There is no "typical" size in this case. How is...

There is no "typical" size in this case. How is he liking it with the current 30? If it had a high enough and low enough gear for him, then stick with that size.

If you want to get into a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,350
Posted By Kapusta

I remember hearing some people making your...

I remember hearing some people making your arguments 20+ years ago when I first started reading internet cycling boards. The arguments made some sense then, or at least raised valid concerns....
04-28-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 463
Posted By Kapusta

Take a look at some of the options for trash can...

Take a look at some of the options for trash can sheds/storage.

I built a small outdoor shed that held 2 bikes (3 if I was strategic) and it was not much bigger than some trash can sheds I have...
04-28-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 463
Posted By Kapusta

Iím curious about that, too.:foo: Maybe he...

Iím curious about that, too.:foo:

Maybe he drywalls over them when he puts them away for the winter.
Forum: Fatbikes
04-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Kapusta

At 5-10 you fall in that zone where you may end...

At 5-10 you fall in that zone where you may end up on a med or large, depending on the bike model, your proportions, and preferences.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,350
Posted By Kapusta

If you are getting decades of use out of you cup...

If you are getting decades of use out of you cup and cone hubs, thenIíll wager you spend many, many times the time servicing your cup and cones than folks spend replacing quality cartridge bearings. ...
04-25-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,178
Posted By Kapusta

Go watch a pro XC MTB race (a far cry from...

Go watch a pro XC MTB race (a far cry from ďextreme DHĒ) and tell me how many are not running front suspension.
04-20-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,772
Posted By Kapusta

I hate to brake it to you, but whatever it was...

I hate to brake it to you, but whatever it was originally "supposed" to mean, it now means anything from a flat bar road bike with 23c tires to a bolt upright comfort bike, to a borderline rigid mtb....
04-20-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,772
Posted By Kapusta

The problem with the term ďHybridĒ is not that it...

The problem with the term ďHybridĒ is not that it is a dirty term, but rather it is a vague, meaningless term that basically includes almost any bike with flat bars that is not an actual MTB, and...
04-18-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,314
Posted By Kapusta

Cafe Du Cycliste.

Cafe Du Cycliste.
04-18-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By Kapusta

Donít know from the info given if your issues are...

Donít know from the info given if your issues are due to worn cables or bad setup (you did not even say if the bike is new or how old the cables are). But I doubt they are due to the quality of the...
04-16-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,081
Posted By Kapusta

ďHybridĒ is quite possibly the most useless and...

ďHybridĒ is quite possibly the most useless and vague cycle-related term ever coined.

The sooner things get labeled more usefully, the better.
04-16-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,081
Posted By Kapusta

The OPs description of the future of gravel bikes...

The OPs description of the future of gravel bikes taking 2.1Ē tires is a little off, because the reality is that such a thing has been around in the market for at least a decade. They are just not...
04-15-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,081
Posted By Kapusta

One could argue that the burlier Gravel Bikes are...

One could argue that the burlier Gravel Bikes are filling in the gap left open as Mountain Bikes became better at mountain biking, and worse at road/gravel riding.

Of course, my take is that...
04-14-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kapusta

I think all the emphasis in advertising around...

I think all the emphasis in advertising around the most extreme stuff (which almost nobody actually does) really turns a lot of people off trying the sport.

I have recently coaxed a number of my...
04-14-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By Kapusta

Without giving us numbers to work with, this is...

Without giving us numbers to work with, this is really not answerable.

tell us what the chainring sizes and cassette ranges the two bikes have. Or at the very least, what the smallest ring and...
04-12-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,657
Posted By Kapusta

If the price is right And it is something to get...

If the price is right And it is something to get started on... sure.

For hardtails, the difference will not be as big as for FS, but even for the latter, if the price is right a 2010 FS will still...
04-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,577
Posted By Kapusta

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes,...

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes, not heavy weight boots. Like my Tevas, Azolo, and Solomons.

Hiking boots for heavy loads or off trail hiking are not what the OP is looking for or...
04-09-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,577
Posted By Kapusta

There is a bit of discussion here about sole...

There is a bit of discussion here about sole stiffness. One needs to be specific what you are talking about and what PART of the sole you are talking about.

Yes, some hiking shoes have a stiff...
04-07-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By Kapusta

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained...

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained unchanged from 2008-2017, and then dropped drastically in 2018.

There are many reasons for inflation, taxes are not one of them.
04-06-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ The guy makes a ill-thought out...

This^^^

The guy makes a ill-thought out comment and then digs himself deeper by blaming everyone else for it.

Class act.
04-05-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By Kapusta

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel...

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel to increase lagging tube patch sales. They have been struggling since tubeless came along.
04-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By Kapusta

People find conspiracy theories of global...

People find conspiracy theories of global bike-tube cabals easier to understand.
04-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By Kapusta

The ďpanicĒ may be over, but the shortage of many...

The ďpanicĒ may be over, but the shortage of many bike parts is still very real and is expected to continue for quite some time.... like for the rest of 2021.

Yes, prices will come back down...
04-04-21, 05:54 PM
04-04-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Kapusta

Might not have to drill out anything. If the...

Might not have to drill out anything.

If the threaded part of that binder matched the threads in the clamp, then he could lose the nut on the end of the binder and thread it right into the clamp. ...
04-04-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By Kapusta

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are...

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are from different eras tells you basically zero about what the sport actually costs to participate in.
04-04-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By Kapusta

Yes,and searching and buying in 2021 is different...

Yes,and searching and buying in 2021 is different than in 1996. You want to do things the hard way? Go ahead.



Custom bike? Who said anything about a custom bike? These are stock steel frames.
04-03-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By Kapusta

Iíve seen a study where helmets of varying ages...

Iíve seen a study where helmets of varying ages were tested (up to 20 years) and the takeaway was that there was no degradation of function within that age range.
04-03-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Kapusta

After being a lycra-only guy on the road for many...

After being a lycra-only guy on the road for many years, I have been going with liners and shorts (AKA baggies) on more and more rides lately.

The issue is less aesthetics (though in redneck areas...
04-02-21, 04:58 PM
04-02-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By Kapusta

The key here is "on clearance" There are no...

The key here is "on clearance"

There are no bikes on clearance during a shortage. But this is temporary.
04-02-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By Kapusta

I am talking nominal. Because when people...

I am talking nominal.

Because when people talk about how much prices for bikes have gone up, they are also almost always talking nominal.
04-02-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By Kapusta

First off, the current situation is affected by...

First off, the current situation is affected by the COVID-related supply chain issues, pushing used bike prices through the roof and eliminating any incentive for retailers to give discounts. So lets...
03-31-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,660
Posted By Kapusta

Oh, so you were once the guy tailing her?

Oh, so you were once the guy tailing her?
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