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08-08-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kapusta

Have you been in asleep for the past 10 years?

Have you been in asleep for the past 10 years?
08-06-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

The UCI permits the use of pneumatic tires. ...

The UCI permits the use of pneumatic tires.

Should we now refer to pneumatic tires as “UCI Tires”?

Because that is basically the logic you are using to label a typical time trial position as...
08-05-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kapusta

Yep. I think my 2012 Turner 5-Spot was one of the...

Yep. I think my 2012 Turner 5-Spot was one of the last high end 26ers made. By the following year, they were practically dead in the high end market. Kept it going as long as I could, but once I...
08-05-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/652x561/2022_08_05_9_03_01_cded41b3a179414b2c1deb6b1591a7387faad9fd.png

Seriously, timtak , its time to find yourself a new strawman.
08-04-22, 02:38 PM
08-04-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

Holy crap, man. This is what we have been telling...

Holy crap, man. This is what we have been telling you for the past 20 pages. And it is why your setup is ridiculous for most of them. And why so many of them are going with Endurance geometry and...
08-04-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Kapusta

Half the people posting this sort of question...

Half the people posting this sort of question have not even done a basic Google search, so it is definitely not obvious.

Don't take it personally.
08-03-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

This has nothing to do with UCI regs. There...

This has nothing to do with UCI regs.

There is nothing in UCI rules that I am aware of preventing them from running their saddle as far back as yours. They don’t do it because they would be slower...
08-03-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

The "thin" issue aside, the funny thing is that...

The "thin" issue aside, the funny thing is that while he says he advocates a TT setup, his setup is drastically different from a true TT setup, In fact, is is less "TT-ish" than modern race bikes.
Forum: Fatbikes
08-01-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By Kapusta

That is a load of crap.

That is a load of crap.
08-01-22, 06:57 AM
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Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

After three pages, facts expire, and timtak need...

After three pages, facts expire, and timtak need not be hampered by them.

Now he has shifted his argument to being in favor of bikes set up for a “jackknifed” riding position…. Or as people who...
07-31-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By Kapusta

2” is definitely better, but only if you have a...

2” is definitely better, but only if you have a 2” receiver.

If you have a 1.25” receiver, using an extender to stick a 2” in a 1.25” reciever completely defeats the purpose of having a 2” rack,...
07-30-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,836
Posted By Kapusta

well, since this thread got revived anyway I may...

well, since this thread got revived anyway I may as well follow up this previous post.

I did end up setting up these Barlow Pass tubless. Everything set up fine and was good for maybe 1000 or so...
07-30-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Kapusta

If anything, you would likely want to size down...

If anything, you would likely want to size down if you plan to run drops. Frames designed for drop bars have shorter top tubes than frames designed for flat bars.

Of course, this also means that...
07-30-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Kapusta

Do you have a kitchen scale? Otherwise, have...

Do you have a kitchen scale?

Otherwise, have you tried simply Googling “[part description] + weight”? That should link you to a lot of info. I just Googled “Deore 4100 cassette weight” and found a...
07-30-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,847
Posted By Kapusta

Sure, just about anything MIGHT need to be...

Sure, just about anything MIGHT need to be replaced during the typical life of a bike,

But consumable almost certainly WILL need to be replaced.
07-29-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, it would have been just as informative...

Actually, it would have been just as informative and not made it look like you we’re miss-using the concept of BMI.

BMI is a useful tool for studying populations and trends. It is not very...
07-27-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 463
Posted By Kapusta

For bikepacking... especially if this will be a...

For bikepacking... especially if this will be a hardtail or rigid, 29er for sure. 27.5 serves a few specific purposes well, but they are largely not relevant for bike packing. Heck for bikepacking...
07-27-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Kapusta

Gonna need pics (good quality) to be able to help...

Gonna need pics (good quality) to be able to help you out.
07-27-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

timtak No matter how may times you repeat...

timtak

No matter how may times you repeat the claim that an aero position is better for losing weight or getting in shape, it still won’t be true.
07-26-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

timtak Looking at the bars relative to the...

timtak

Looking at the bars relative to the front wheel makes no sense at all, as it tells you little about the riding position.

What matters (if any of this actually does matter to the average...
07-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, it is one of SEVERAL faulty premises. It has...

Yes, it is one of SEVERAL faulty premises. It has been pointed out to him numerous times that modern racing bikes can easily be set up to replicate the riding position he advocates (and is shown in...
07-24-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

And Jesus in the Comfort Bike position. Think...

And Jesus in the Comfort Bike position. Think about that next time you ponder..... What Would Jesus Do?
07-24-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 42,054
Posted By Kapusta

That entire decade screams OTB.

That entire decade screams OTB.
07-22-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Kapusta

This thread is useless without pics!:)

This thread is useless without pics!:)
07-21-22, 10:14 AM
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Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

Then I suggest you research it. Like, just talk...

Then I suggest you research it. Like, just talk to anyone who has started off cycling and was set up with an overly aggressive "aero" setup. Or people who actually fit bikes for a living. Or shop...
07-20-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

Which was most likely exactly what they should...

Which was most likely exactly what they should have been sold. Sticking people on bikes like yours is the surest way to make them hate cycling, and the recent move towards offering a wider variety if...
07-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Kapusta

When subjective experience contradicts...

When subjective experience contradicts engineering prediction, then the engineering usually missed something.

I’ve swapped enough bars to know the difference is real.

And riding metal vs CF...
07-20-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, all “UCI compliant“ tells you is that is is...

Yeah, all “UCI compliant“ tells you is that is is UCI compliant. It tells you nothing about whether something is a good idea or not.
07-20-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

No, you’ve come here saying that anyone not...

No, you’ve come here saying that anyone not riding what you are (including pro racers) are doing it wrong or fat.
07-20-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Kapusta

Oops, I just realized the OP has a Fat Bike. ...

Oops, I just realized the OP has a Fat Bike.

I swapped the stock Al bar on my Fat Bike for a CF one shortly after getting it, so I can’t really compare the ride difference.

One advantage I have...
07-20-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Kapusta

My apologies for the terseness of my response.

My apologies for the terseness of my response.
07-19-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Kapusta

No need to "balance" anything. Just give your...

No need to "balance" anything. Just give your opinion and move on.

Yes, it is all subjective, and that is ultimately that matters in this case: How do the bars FEEL.
07-19-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve noticed a difference in vibration damping on...

I’ve noticed a difference in vibration damping on flat bars going to CF. Not massive but it is there. Likely makes no practical difference on a town bike, but on a MTB ridden in rough terrain it...
07-17-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By Kapusta

He is legendary for his Bicycle mechanical...

He is legendary for his Bicycle mechanical knowledge and how he shared it.

He is not legendary for his bike handling skills or coaching. He's more like Grant Peterson talking about how to ride: a...
07-16-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,294
Posted By Kapusta

What? Are you not aware of Shimano’s new 2x18?

What? Are you not aware of Shimano’s new 2x18?
07-16-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,755
Posted By Kapusta

Total opposite for me. Every life changing or...

Total opposite for me. Every life changing or ending cycling incident I know of everywhere I’ve lived was on the road.

Mountain biking accidents are certainly more frequent, but they tend to be...
07-16-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,589
Posted By Kapusta

Yep. TicTac’s bike is not even close to that TT...

Yep. TicTac’s bike is not even close to that TT setup. The fact that he thinks it is speaks volumes to how little he understands it.

TT bikes have steep STAs. TicTac has done exactly the opposite...
07-15-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,294
Posted By Kapusta

I am mostly ambivalent about 1x on a road or...

I am mostly ambivalent about 1x on a road or gravel bike.

But for MTB, the move to 1x is a major improvement. Not so much from a user perspective (although some really appreciate that) but from a...
07-14-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,874
Posted By Kapusta

Hey, I can do better than that..... why not buy...

Hey, I can do better than that..... why not buy take a $300 phone and least it for 3 years at $75 a month? That would make you heaps of money. It's a fool proof plan!
07-13-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By Kapusta

If that is the case, then that means it is hard...

If that is the case, then that means it is hard to brake hard enough with the front to fully unweight the rear wheel. And if the rear wheel is not fully unweighted, then it can be used to apply...
07-13-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By Kapusta

This is nonsense. Just stop.

This is nonsense. Just stop.
07-13-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,874
Posted By Kapusta

What makes you so sure that this would be true?...

What makes you so sure that this would be true? How do you know that it is possible to lease for that little and still make a profit?
07-12-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By Kapusta

I see you already got something, but I would...

I see you already got something, but I would point out that 5-10s Freeriders are definitely NOT too stiff to walk in. Same with Ride Concepts Hellions that I have (very comfortable. In fact, I wish...
07-12-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Kapusta

If you have the means to fabricate such a piece...

If you have the means to fabricate such a piece that sounds like a cool project. I will assume you understand the precision needed, here.

But will you know the length needed? Do you know what...
07-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,393
Posted By Kapusta

Some are noisy as a byproduct of the design. And...

Some are noisy as a byproduct of the design. And most of these were higher end hubs in the past.

I think that has resulted in some perception that loud hubs are high end.

As a result I think...
07-11-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,874
Posted By Kapusta

Because my point was simply to point out what...

Because my point was simply to point out what they DO cost (relative to new value) compared to car rentals. Not WHY they do.

And you clearly still do not get my overall point. And I am pretty sure...
07-11-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,874
Posted By Kapusta

No, because the economics or renting bikes and...

No, because the economics or renting bikes and cars are very different.
07-09-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,874
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, but he missed MY point, which is what he was...

Yes, but he missed MY point, which is what he was replying to when this sidebar started.

The thing is, he actually agrees with me: leasing bikes would be too expensive, and the fact that it works...
07-09-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Kapusta

If nobody makes them it is likely because almost...

If nobody makes them it is likely because almost nobody wants them.

How long do you need? Can you find some long ones with a bend and just cut the end off?

Or maybe modify/hack some aero...
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