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06-25-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kapusta

You are basically describing the mix that I ride...

You are basically describing the mix that I ride all the time. A mix of pavement, chip-seal, really crappy pavement, and gravel.

38mm Barlow Pass. I never wish I was on a different tire on any...
06-25-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Kapusta

Wow, that's hot.

Wow, that's hot.
06-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By Kapusta

In my experience with many bike shops in many...

In my experience with many bike shops in many towns throughout the US, about half the employees I talk to are either ill-informed, BSing, or both.

Some towns are worse than others. It can also...
06-24-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Kapusta

I could not follow everything in your post, but...

I could not follow everything in your post, but are you sure it is the dropouts that are misaligned and not simply the wheel dish being off?

You can check this by installing the wheel backwards...
06-24-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 429
Posted By Kapusta

Seeing as the OP replaced only the pads, and did...

Seeing as the OP replaced only the pads, and did not have the issue before pad replacement, this clearly has nothing to do with the levers he is using. He has the right levers for his brakes.

To...
06-23-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,949
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, in terms of time vs workout, I do get a lot...

Yeah, in terms of time vs workout, I do get a lot more bang-for-the-buck running than cycling.

It is kind of hard on my body, though.
06-22-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kapusta

The issue might have been that you did not have...

The issue might have been that you did not have the map downloaded for offline use. GPS would still work, but without the base-map downloaded, your phone can’t tell you where you are.

The whole...
06-22-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Kapusta

If the noise is coming from the ring maybe the...

If the noise is coming from the ring maybe the issue is the nine speed chain on the NW ring. I am guessing that most NW rings are designed with the inner width of 10-11-12 speed chains in mind. I...
06-22-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kapusta

GPS should still work if you have the area loaded...

GPS should still work if you have the area loaded for off-line use.
06-20-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, it is fine. You could even make it just a...

Yes, it is fine. You could even make it just a tad shorter if you want. But you donít have to.
06-20-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By Kapusta

My rule of thumb is to measure it on the bike,...

My rule of thumb is to measure it on the bike, thus taking out any guesswork or assumptions.

Big-big plus 2 or 4 (half links), depending on the application.
06-20-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Kapusta

Are you running the 38t in the middle or outer...

Are you running the 38t in the middle or outer chainring position?
06-20-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Kapusta

1x9 should be noise/rub free.

1x9 should be noise/rub free.
06-20-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By Kapusta

You need to shift the bike out of neutral.

You need to shift the bike out of neutral.
06-20-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,481
Posted By Kapusta

Just ride through and knock over a few bikes as...

Just ride through and knock over a few bikes as you do it.
06-20-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Kapusta

I use Google street view to identify roads that...

I use Google street view to identify roads that are likely too busy / fast for me tastes. I am looking for less used and therefore often less maintained roads, so it is kind of the opposite of what...
06-20-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By Kapusta

My last two stock saddles (WTB Silverado and...

My last two stock saddles (WTB Silverado and Volt) ended up becoming favorites of mine. Even ended up buying another Volt to replace the old saddle on my MTB.
06-19-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Kapusta

There are a few different thru axle standards. ...

There are a few different thru axle standards.

Front wheel Might be 15x100 or 15x110 (Boost).

Rear could be 12x148mm (Boost... most likely) or 12x142 (unlikely) or 12x157 (Super Boost... not...
06-19-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, Gravel. It is very nice. I like the...

Yes, Gravel. It is very nice.

I like the scenery of the VA Creeper Trail and New River Trail just as much, but they are very different types of scenery, IMO. New River Trail is much more wide...
06-16-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Kapusta

It would help if you gave some info about the...

It would help if you gave some info about the crankset.
Brand?
Model?

If you donít know these things, then try looking up the specs of the bike model. Or at least tell us what it is.
06-14-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,816
Posted By Kapusta

You think a beat copís equipment weights 50 lbs?...

You think a beat copís equipment weights 50 lbs? Seriously?

And even if that was the case, how on Earth would a typical road bike even handle that?
06-14-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Kapusta

Take a look at the DT Swiss page for the 350...

Take a look at the DT Swiss page for the 350 hubs: https://www.dtswiss.com/en/products/hubs-rws/hubs/350-classic/

Look at the rear hubs. There are three variants of the 12x142 rear hub with...
06-14-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Kapusta

Different part numbers?

Different part numbers?
06-14-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Kapusta

Are they both disc? Otherwise, it beats me...

Are they both disc?

Otherwise, it beats me if the axle types and hub widths are the same.

Are they different part numbers, or just the same part listed under different categories?
06-14-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By Kapusta

If they were quality CF rims you would not have...

If they were quality CF rims you would not have bent them to start with.

You might have broken one, but it takes quite an impact to do that. Enough that your Al wheel would have been a twisted...
06-13-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kapusta

I see no reason not to bring more water than I...

I see no reason not to bring more water than I think I will drink.

I estimate what I think I will drink and add 50% more.

I like camelbak for the no-drip feature in terms of packing my stuff in...
06-13-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Kapusta

Are all of the chain ring spacers the same OUTER...

Are all of the chain ring spacers the same OUTER diameter? You say that some are thicker than others, but I am unclear whether you mean the length of the spacer or the outer diameter.
06-13-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Kapusta

Either: a) you lost a spacer of some sort. ...

Either:

a) you lost a spacer of some sort.
b) you are assembling it wrong.

Have you tried re-assembling with the old ring?
06-13-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Kapusta

What exactly is your question? If you like...

What exactly is your question?

If you like your bike as is but want a new paint job, then paint it.

If you want a new bike with the latest doo-dads, than get a new bike.
06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,816
Posted By Kapusta

I think the more relevant question here is.... ...

I think the more relevant question here is....

Is the OP is less informed about:
a) bikes
b) urban policing

Discuss.
06-12-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,956
Posted By Kapusta

I would give much better odds of the mtb cop...

I would give much better odds of the mtb cop catching a suspect on a road bike than a cop on a road bike catching a suspect on an mtb.

You only need to be a little stronger on the road on an mtb...
06-12-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,816
Posted By Kapusta

No, actually it is not. If a copís beat was...

No, actually it is not.

If a copís beat was strictly on paved roads and suspects had the courtesy to stay on those paved roads (on foot or on bike, and not in a car) while you chase them, then...
06-11-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By Kapusta

More work than I like to do, but there is...

More work than I like to do, but there is certainly no harm in it, and the results are probably as good as you ate going to get in terms of drivetrain wear.
06-10-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,486
Posted By Kapusta

I like this thread, because now I feel like my...

I like this thread, because now I feel like my Frogs are affordable.
06-09-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,325
Posted By Kapusta

I can believe this for the following reason: ...

I can believe this for the following reason:

Almost all of the bike riding I did as a kid was completely "unscripted" by my parents. It is what we did to entertain ourselves. Whether it was...
06-09-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By Kapusta

That will probably help if you are dropping...

That will probably help if you are dropping chains over rough ground, but I donít think it will do much about chain suck.
06-09-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By Kapusta

Or just use the reach and seat tube angle numbers...

Or just use the reach and seat tube angle numbers they list on their website.
06-08-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By Kapusta

If you choose your size based on seat tube...

If you choose your size based on seat tube length, you are doing it wrong, anyway.
06-08-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,637
Posted By Kapusta

As mentioned earlier, hanging it by the front...

As mentioned earlier, hanging it by the front wheel is often GOOD for the fork as it keeps the oil in lowers up around the bushings.

As far as hydro brakes... it could be an issue if you have air...
06-07-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,160
Posted By Kapusta

I agree that for those of us who are proficient...

I agree that for those of us who are proficient using triples that the front shifting is actually better because a) we do it less often and b) when we do shift there are fewer double shifts needed...
06-07-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,160
Posted By Kapusta

The only argument I buy against triples is the...

The only argument I buy against triples is the shifting. Much easier to keep a 2x shifting perfectly, and many 3x setups take a tad of finesse to deal with the middle ring when not perfect.

This...
06-05-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,160
Posted By Kapusta

So, setting up your gearing for a wide variety of...

So, setting up your gearing for a wide variety of terrain is setting it up wrong?

I guess the ďrightĒ way to do it is to keep a few sets of chainrings swap them out depending on the terrain? Yeah,...
06-04-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,667
Posted By Kapusta

Iím calling BS on this story.

Iím calling BS on this story.
06-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By Kapusta

Rotor bolts are really not that hard to get...

Rotor bolts are really not that hard to get right. Tight enough to not come loose, but not so tight that you strip the threads or break off the bolt heads. For people who wrench regularly, that is...
06-03-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kapusta

Are these punctures or pinch flats? As...

Are these punctures or pinch flats?

As others have suggested, so if it keeps happening in the same location on the tire.
06-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, I am more likely to use a torque wrench...

Actually, I am more likely to use a torque wrench for a seat post clamp than for rotor bolts.
06-02-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty sure I could do some damage with that if I...

Pretty sure I could do some damage with that if I tightened as hard as I could.
06-02-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By Kapusta

Been using discs since 2001. Never used a torque...

Been using discs since 2001. Never used a torque wrench for the rotor bolts, even though I have one that I use for other things. Never had one come loose or strip any threads.

Not making a...
06-01-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,574
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, it gets old. CF MTB frames have been quite...

Yes, it gets old. CF MTB frames have been quite robust for a long time now.
05-31-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By Kapusta

You might ask about this over on the ďcomponentsĒ...

You might ask about this over on the ďcomponentsĒ forum on MTBR.

One thing to note is that most people are fairly convinced that many Brand-x and PNW droppers are the exact same post (rebranded)...
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