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08-07-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By Kapusta

Those cranks use a 9/16” pedal thread. 9/16”...

Those cranks use a 9/16” pedal thread. 9/16” thread is the modern standard, and most pedals out there these days are that size.

Pedals are one of the few things that component manufacturers have...
08-04-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By Kapusta

The difference between the bicycle industry’s...

The difference between the bicycle industry’s myopic obsession with pro road bike racing and athletic footwear companies’ affiliation with professional basketball is that the latter did not result in...
08-01-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Kapusta

Trailer might be the ticket: ...

Trailer might be the ticket:
https://youtu.be/jj0CmnxuTaQ
08-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,148
Posted By Kapusta

When I lived in an apartment with a similar...

When I lived in an apartment with a similar situation, before coming inside I’d knock of the big chunks that might come loose on the way in, then put something down on the floor under the bike where...
07-30-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Kapusta

No, that is not true. I’ve never even heard that...

No, that is not true. I’ve never even heard that one.

People try different size tires all the time.

The only issue you’ll run into is if your rims are too narrow to be running a 2.6. The tire...
07-29-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By Kapusta

Huh? What is it I am trying to peddle? And what...

Huh? What is it I am trying to peddle? And what on Earth is your crucifixion analogy referring to?

You need to be careful when responding on behalf of another forum poster. Your explanation has...
07-25-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By Kapusta

He spec’ed them. That is critical. Had he not...

He spec’ed them. That is critical. Had he not done that, those kind of tires would not have come to market. Its not like Panaracer was already making them (they were not).

The fact that he does...
07-25-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, at high speeds if you eliminate all contact...

Yes, at high speeds if you eliminate all contact with the saddle it can feel a bit less stable. When I lift my weight off the saddle in this situation, the saddle is still braced against one or both...
07-24-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By Kapusta

Mostly because you can run your pressure lower.

Mostly because you can run your pressure lower.
07-24-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By Kapusta

That is not mental failing, that is simply good...

That is not mental failing, that is simply good risk/benefit analysis. Crashing at 50 mph may well have life-changing consequences so the benefits better be good, such as REALLY enjoying it (which...
07-24-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By Kapusta

Riding on those lane divider bumps is a bad...

Riding on those lane divider bumps is a bad idea, and a terrible place to be braking.

You sould almost never be “riding the brakes”. Brake harder when conditions are good (going straight, smooth...
07-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By Kapusta

Real world testing yields messy, less-than...

Real world testing yields messy, less-than consistent and somewhat subjective data, but it is describing the EXACT thing we are most interested in.

Roller Drum tests yield precise, quantifiable,...
07-23-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By Kapusta

Drum testing is the gold standard for determining...

Drum testing is the gold standard for determining how well tires roll on indoor rollers.
07-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By Kapusta

Earning a PhD implies that you (under the...

Earning a PhD implies that you (under the guidance of a mentor) have shown expertise in the very specific field/topic in which you did research. Along with the topical knowledge of that very specific...
07-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By Kapusta

Seriously? :foo: What exactly do you think...

Seriously? :foo:

What exactly do you think is going to happen with a good pair flats and shoes?

Really curious what is going to happen to me after 12 hours that has not happened to me in 10...
07-19-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By Kapusta

There is a lot more to a fork than coil vs air....

There is a lot more to a fork than coil vs air. You find high and low end forks with either.

But the spring is not what really differentiates a good fork from a bad one.

One big differentiator...
07-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, I did try that. The problem is...

Actually, I did try that.

The problem is that tape is made for threads that are already rather tight fitting. It took a lot of wraps to get it thick enough to do anything, and at that point it...
07-16-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By Kapusta

How do you manual a recumbent? Seems like...

How do you manual a recumbent?

Seems like gravel and smoother trails would be OK, but once you start dealing rougher terrain, I don’t see how you weight and unweight the front and back to get over...
07-14-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Kapusta

Good observations. I would add a couple...

Good observations. I would add a couple qualifiers:

In terms of getting your weight back, it mighy be better to think of getting your weight low. Think about keeping your upper body in the same...
07-13-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By Kapusta

You might consider some tuning options on the...

You might consider some tuning options on the fork you already have. Two suggestions:

1- Your Recon has the Turnkey damper (thus the “TK”) The Recon is also available with the Motion Control...
07-09-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By Kapusta

When doing the above calculations, if you want to...

When doing the above calculations, if you want to be more accurate, you need to use the actual pressure inside the tire, which is the pressure you see on your tire gauge, plus the ambient atmospheric...
07-09-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,938
Posted By Kapusta

I have not heard of this in regards to the...

I have not heard of this in regards to the Spyres. In fact, when this came up before, others with Spyres have said theirs are perfectly smooth. This may just be a bad run of Spykes, I don't really...
07-09-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,938
Posted By Kapusta

As a follow up to this.... I saw a decent...

As a follow up to this....

I saw a decent deal in Nashbar for Spykes, so I figured I’d try another set. These came in the proper packaging, and they seemed legit.

But the bearings were still...
07-08-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,563
Posted By Kapusta

eBike.

eBike.
07-08-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Kapusta

32, because a narrow tire is better than a really...

32, because a narrow tire is better than a really narrow tire.
07-07-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,427
Posted By Kapusta

No. F'ing. Way. Rigid is fine on occasion to...

No. F'ing. Way.

Rigid is fine on occasion to bring life to otherwise less challenging trails (and I do have a rigid fat bike), but for me there is no greater joy on 2 wheels than riding...
07-02-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By Kapusta

I find these debates of who can get stuck at the...

I find these debates of who can get stuck at the next stoplight sooner to be kind of entertaining.
07-02-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,427
Posted By Kapusta

I assume “General Mountain” means a FS Trail/AM...

I assume “General Mountain” means a FS Trail/AM bike, so I voted for that.

Is it the most versatile? No, and definitely not the way I set it up. I’d probably drop nearly all my road and most of my...
07-01-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By Kapusta

That right there is sig worthy :lol:

That right there is sig worthy :lol:
07-01-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, clipless are better for racing. While this...

Yes, clipless are better for racing. While this should be news to almost nobody, it is also irrelevant to the point I was making:

The idea that flats pose a real risk of slipping off on a road...
06-30-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By Kapusta

Do folks not realize that many people mountain...

Do folks not realize that many people mountain bike in the wet, in the mud, and over insanely rough terrain with flat pedals without slipping off? Climbing, sprinting, in all those conditions.
06-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By Kapusta

Yep. The problem is that for most people,...

Yep.

The problem is that for most people, "flats" means running/tennis sneakers with cheap pedals with no pins.
06-29-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By Kapusta

Same here. 24/34 rings with a 11-34 cassette....

Same here. 24/34 rings with a 11-34 cassette. Basically used it as a 1x9 in the larger ring, and used the granny for steeper climbs. Zero issues. I went with 1x11 mainly due to the way my rear...
06-29-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^^^ When I first got into riding bikes...

This^^^^^

When I first got into riding bikes as an adult (late 20’s) with a few of my friends, we all saw gains at very different rates.

But we all DID get stronger and faster. That’s all that...
06-28-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t think it is irrational to not want a...

I don’t think it is irrational to not want a stranger handing your bike during the pandemic. They don’t know the first thing about you. They don’t know how clean you are, and they may not have...
06-28-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Kapusta

Does somebody NEED an excuse not to accept help?

Does somebody NEED an excuse not to accept help?
06-23-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Kapusta

The tire only need a few psi to keep its shape...

The tire only need a few psi to keep its shape with no rider on it. So I would be surprised if the tires actually ever got that flat.

And even if they do go completely flat, tubes and tires can...
06-21-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,740
Posted By Kapusta

Thanks for posting the results. I think we all...

Thanks for posting the results. I think we all learned an important lesson here: Use Oak next time.
06-20-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Kapusta

That is a helpful video for changing the spring,...

That is a helpful video for changing the spring, but does not cover what the OP is trying to do. Here is a video that covers an actual servicing to clean and lube the lowers:
...
06-20-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Kapusta

I suggest googling “parts of a suspension fork”...

I suggest googling “parts of a suspension fork” so people undertand what you are talking about and vice-versa. There is no such thing as a “travel tube”.

Are you talking about the stanchions? You...
06-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,593
Posted By Kapusta

Ummm.... increasing with the square of something...

Ummm.... increasing with the square of something IS exponential increase. The exponent is 2.
06-19-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,593
Posted By Kapusta

Funny, I see this claimed on occasion but have...

Funny, I see this claimed on occasion but have never seen the actual math to back it up. Can you link me to it?

What you are claiming can make sense were wind resistance a linear function of...
06-16-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

Man, posts like this remind me how I should...

Man, posts like this remind me how I should aspire to behave more often.
Thanks.
06-16-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, the the Paselas and all the RH tires...

Actually, the the Paselas and all the RH tires are made by Panaracer.


Because all things are NOT equal. These are completely different tires. Just because two things are made by the same...
06-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

Rene Herse Rat Trap Pass or Naches Pass.

Rene Herse Rat Trap Pass or Naches Pass.
06-15-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Kapusta

Hard to know what to tell you to upgrade. Really...

Hard to know what to tell you to upgrade. Really depends on what you currently don't like. You mention the pedals, so there's a start. Do you find the current ones too flexy, or slippery? Good pedals...
06-15-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Kapusta

I am shocked :lol: Right. I was not...

I am shocked :lol:



Right. I was not specifying how or why it cracked or split, just that it did. Dry rot, cut, whatever.

My point was that it was all due to the tire, not the tube, as the...
06-14-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,917
Posted By Kapusta

12 year old $5,700 bike going for $4,000? ...

12 year old $5,700 bike going for $4,000?

No. Sorry, but.... no. No how, no way. Unless the offer came from a Nigerian Prince. Then I can believe it.
06-12-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,829
Posted By Kapusta

If we want to take spares into account, then I...

If we want to take spares into account, then I think something like

S = (2T) + 1

Where S is the number of bikes you Should have, T is the number of Types of bikes you need (which is multiplied...
06-12-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,829
Posted By Kapusta

Having 4 different bikes (e.g., road, mtb,...

Having 4 different bikes (e.g., road, mtb, commuter, gravel) is NOT the same as having spare bikes,

Its like spare tires: if they are not nearly identical, they don’t work.

Think about it: you...
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