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05-17-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By Kapusta

Well if you are open to a more hybrid tire (such...

Well if you are open to a more hybrid tire (such as some being recommended here), I have really liked both sets of Bontrager H2s Iíve had. They come in both 26x1.5 and 26x1.75 (Iíve owned both). The...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-17-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Kapusta

Check out the Surly Big Fat Dummy if you want a...

Check out the Surly Big Fat Dummy if you want a fat bike that can also haul stuff.
05-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 891
Posted By Kapusta

Asking them about their price range is easy. ...

Asking them about their price range is easy.

Developing the self-control to keep a straight face when they tell you may take some practice.
05-17-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By Kapusta

I have never used standover to size a bike. I go...

I have never used standover to size a bike. I go by what feels right while riding the bike. As someone with a very short inseam for my height, I used to often end up on mountain bikes with zero...
05-16-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By Kapusta

Good luck finding a decent trail-oriented 26Ē...

Good luck finding a decent trail-oriented 26Ē knobby tires that is 1.75, let alone smaller. Even 1.75 is ridiculously small.
05-16-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Kapusta

When it is good (like a relatively smooth flowy...

When it is good (like a relatively smooth flowy trail) riding rigid is pretty awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,801
Posted By Kapusta

After the past 6 years on Compass/RH tires, any...

After the past 6 years on Compass/RH tires, any tire under 32mm is dead to me.

This was after 15 years on 23s and 25s.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,840
Posted By Kapusta

I never said the same tires would be good on...

I never said the same tires would be good on pavement and off-road. I said you could do mild off road WITH A SECOND WHEELSET.

I also said that you can use one wheelset for pavement and gravel/dirt...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,840
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that don't suck...

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that don't suck on gravel.

Even with one wheelset and set of tires, one bike really can do everything from pavement to moderate gravel roads (at least most places...
05-15-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
Posted By Kapusta

I have found stretching my hamstrings to be very...

I have found stretching my hamstrings to be very beneficial to cycling and running.

However, it makes little difference WHEN I do it, and I almost never do it right before or after a ride, simply...
05-13-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
Posted By Kapusta

Some do, some don't. I close one of mine lined up...

Some do, some don't. I close one of mine lined up with my fork leg, and it does not prevent it from closing all the way.
05-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
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, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ Adding spacers does not affect the...

This^^^

Adding spacers does not affect the steering/handling, unlike shorting a stem too much can. Further, if the OP is looking for a more upright position, they might end up needing to shorten...
05-12-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,797
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: 1,797
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.
05-11-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Kapusta

Need a 2" lift on clipless shoe.

The fellow who has done the 2" lift on my last two clipless shoes has retired, and I need a new source. Looking for leads.

This is not as simple as a lift on a normal shoe (I've already got a guy...
05-11-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By Kapusta

For $1K, I donít think that youíre going to get...

For $1K, I donít think that youíre going to get a much better bike than what you have, the main difference will be that it has drop bars.

Of course, drop bars make a big difference to me on...
05-09-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
Posted By Kapusta

Which side and which direction should be quick...

Which side and which direction should be quick release lever go?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XM4jJc8w4H0
05-09-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
Posted By Kapusta

This really ought to settle the thread.

This really ought to settle the thread.
05-09-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
Posted By Kapusta

FWIW, the illustration is NOT showing a QR on the...

FWIW, the illustration is NOT showing a QR on the drive side.

That said, it makes zero difference which side you run the QR lever in most cases. And it makes perfect sense to run the QR on the...
05-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
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.
05-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kapusta

It is still more complex than a v-brake. ...

It is still more complex than a v-brake.

Even the cheapest disc calipers need a way the adjust the inboard pad. Plus, the mechanism that activates the moving side is some sort of ramp and bearing...
05-08-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Kapusta

I just shake the tire to and listen for the...

I just shake the tire to and listen for the sealant sloshing around. If I can hear it, I’m good.

On my fat bike, go well over a year between fill-ups. My MTB with 2.4s, maybe 6-12 months. On my...
05-07-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Kapusta

Re-aligning the caliper every time you need to...

Re-aligning the caliper every time you need to compensate for pad wear would be a huge waste of time. On my MTB I would be doing that every other ride.

Avid seems to agree with me, as they specify...
05-07-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Kapusta

Anyone try Time Atac Easy 10 Degree Cleats?

After 20 years on Frogs, they have been discontinued, and thus I am trying out a set of Time Atac pedals (I've got the XC6).

I mostly like them, but I do wish the release came with a little less...
05-07-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,697
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: 2,624
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: 2,624
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...
05-07-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kapusta

They do not need disc and for the same price...

They do not need disc and for the same price could likely be better bikes without.

Same goes for suspension.
05-06-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,697
Posted By Kapusta

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

More than $1,000? :eek:

Thatís insane.
05-05-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Kapusta

All I can think of is to lube the chain and seat...

All I can think of is to lube the chain and seat post. Maybe lift the tires off the ground so when they go flat the tires are not folding... though modern tires seem fine with this for a surprisingly...
05-04-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,168
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.
05-04-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,168
Posted By Kapusta

Any one of a dozen or so options out there that...

Any one of a dozen or so options out there that have rear rack mounts, clear 38s, and have reasonable geo is all I would ever need for paved/gravel use.

My Fog Cutter is all I need for everything...
05-03-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 6,826
Posted By Kapusta

Thatís not how Cat 6 works :)

Thatís not how Cat 6 works :)
05-03-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 766
Posted By Kapusta

Whichever one is bothering you more.

Whichever one is bothering you more.
05-02-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,388
Posted By Kapusta

Casseroll is an awesome, underrated/overlooked...

Casseroll is an awesome, underrated/overlooked bike IMO. Iím really bummed Salsa discontinued it.

Do you have the 1st gen (with caliper brakes) or the 2nd gen (with cantis)?

Iíve got a 1st gen...
05-02-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Kapusta

Your question makes no sense.

Your question makes no sense.
05-02-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Kapusta

With a NW ring you most likely donít need a...

With a NW ring you most likely donít need a clutch RD for most gravel riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,381
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: 11,388
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: 3,381
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: 280
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...
04-30-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Kapusta

Wow. As a commuter/bike path bike, that is pretty...

Wow. As a commuter/bike path bike, that is pretty hot. Intelligent and stylish build. Well done!

That stem is a blast from the past. I had one of those on my first real MTB in the mid/late 90s....
04-30-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Kapusta

I love Frogs mostly because of how easy and fast...

I love Frogs mostly because of how easy and fast it is to get in and out of them.

It sucks that they are discontinued..
04-29-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Kapusta

I'll second Cyccommute's suggestions about what...

I'll second Cyccommute's suggestions about what to look for, and Litespud's advice to not have your only brake levers up top. I'd either do interrupters or drop levers only.

If the tops are where...
04-29-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 470
Posted By Kapusta

With all those woodworking tools (and I assume...

With all those woodworking tools (and I assume the knowledge to use them) just build yourself something. That's what I did.
...
04-29-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 470
Posted By Kapusta

Put the bikes in front of all that sh#t. Or get...

Put the bikes in front of all that sh#t. Or get rid of most of scrap lumber. That stuff is almost never worth the space it takes up when things are tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,381
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: 470
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...
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