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08-16-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Kapusta

Yes. Don’t do it.

Yes. Don’t do it.
08-16-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By Kapusta

Did not realize your Heckler was the Pre-2003...

Did not realize your Heckler was the Pre-2003 version.

I rode a 2000 superlight for 3 years (as you say, same basic bike as the Heckler). I would not go much over 100mm on that. 80-100 is really...
08-15-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By Kapusta

You mean you are looking for something for the...

You mean you are looking for something for the Heckler? You might do best looking for at forks from around 2010-2013, as after that most companies dropped either 26" or straight steerers from their...
08-14-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By Kapusta

I am not clear whether or not you are agreeing...

I am not clear whether or not you are agreeing with the advice given so far.
08-14-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By Kapusta

From reading your posts here, I think you may...

From reading your posts here, I think you may already be familiar with using a stem calculator.

Have you looked into other stem rise/length combos along with changes in spacers (more or fewer)...
08-14-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By Kapusta

Some people just need a different fit from the...

Some people just need a different fit from the norm, and outlier stems and spacers are the way to deal with it. And in many cases there is really no downside other than fashion.

Of course, 80mm...
08-14-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Kapusta

Not sure about that bike’s particular sizing ,...

Not sure about that bike’s particular sizing , but 18” could have been a med or large, and someone at your height would typically be a large.

That said, conventional wisdom around sizing has...
08-14-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 43,735
Posted By Kapusta

I think it is kind of ridiculous to call...

I think it is kind of ridiculous to call something defective because it beaks when used for something it was not designed for.
08-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Kapusta

While in theory a smaller wheel could offer some...

While in theory a smaller wheel could offer some strength advantages, in practice the wheel size for a MTB is pretty much irrelevant in this regard. Loads of people heavier than you run 29" wheels....
Forum: Fatbikes
08-09-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By Kapusta

One anecdote is you. The other is everyone else. ...

One anecdote is you. The other is everyone else.

Yes, self steer can be an issue if you run the tires too low on hard-pack as stated above.

Most people simply adjust their tire pressure. But I...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-09-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By Kapusta

Well, since literally nobody I ride fat-bikes...

Well, since literally nobody I ride fat-bikes with has this problem the way you do, it is clearly not all that specialized or advance of a skill. Yet you still struggle.

Sounds to me like you may...
08-09-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
Posted By Kapusta

Like the tale of John Henry, but without the sad...

Like the tale of John Henry, but without the sad ending.
Forum: Fatbikes
08-08-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By Kapusta

Well, none of us are having this problem with our...

Well, none of us are having this problem with our fat bikes, so what do you chalk it up to?
08-08-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kapusta

Any generalizations about Kenda (or most other...

Any generalizations about Kenda (or most other major tire brands) based on a few models is going to be suspect..

Kenda makes some very good tires (particularly MTB) and also some garbage.
08-08-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 674
Posted By Kapusta

This is my low tech security device for the rack...

This is my low tech security device for the rack itself:
...
08-08-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By Kapusta

Have you been in asleep for the past 10 years?

Have you been in asleep for the past 10 years?
08-07-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,064
Posted By Kapusta

Looks like the OP will not have that problem.

Looks like the OP will not have that problem.
08-07-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
Posted By Kapusta

The fact that you repeatedly feel the need to...

The fact that you repeatedly feel the need to mischaracterize my statements in order to make straw-man arguments should tell you something.

This obsession with UCI is yours and nobody else’s. I...
08-06-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Kapusta

I prefer water-based suspension.

I prefer water-based suspension.
08-05-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Kapusta

On the one hand many coil forks are very cheap. ...

On the one hand many coil forks are very cheap.

OTOH, some people spend $500 to convert their air shock to coil.
08-05-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,064
Posted By Kapusta

Back when I had summers off (4 of them in a row),...

Back when I had summers off (4 of them in a row), I spent summers with my MTB (and often road bike) basically living on the back of my car. Many tens of thousands of miles going all over the country....
08-05-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
Posted By Kapusta

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

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Seriously, timtak , its time to find yourself a new strawman.
08-05-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kapusta

I also ended up running them at high pressures...

I also ended up running them at high pressures because that is about all you can do with garden hose tires.

These were on my commuter bike.

I did not mind them terribly until I tried something...
08-05-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By Kapusta

Well I assume since the OP asked amount mountain...

Well I assume since the OP asked amount mountain bikes tires that he is referring to the “off road variety”.

Selection of mid to high end MTB tires in 26” is rather limited compared to the other...
08-04-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kapusta

Did not matter. They suck at any pressure. Run...

Did not matter. They suck at any pressure. Run them low and they are slow as molasses, run them high they are less slow but ride like crap.

These are just cheap, crappy tires with stiff sidewalls....
08-04-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kapusta

Kenda makes some good mtb tires. Not sure about...

Kenda makes some good mtb tires. Not sure about road.

Kwests are terrible, IMO. I had set. Slow rolling with the ride quality of a frozen garden hose.
08-04-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By Kapusta

Mostly 29". The rest 27.5". At least for non-BSO...

Mostly 29". The rest 27.5". At least for non-BSO bikes.

You can still get some good 26" tires, though not the selection of the other sizes.
08-04-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By Kapusta

Yep, the consistent, massive, game changing...

Yep, the consistent, massive, game changing improvements of MTBs over the past 30 year have all been a cynical plot to get us to buy them.
08-04-22, 02:38 PM
08-04-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
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: 215
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.
08-04-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
Posted By Kapusta

YOU brought up UCI regulations, here, not me. ...

YOU brought up UCI regulations, here, not me.

What you keep calling “UCI Time Trail” riding positions is really just “Time trial” riding position. You are dragging UCI into this in a failed...
08-03-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
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: 1,386
Views: 43,218
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.
08-02-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 674
Posted By Kapusta

If there is no difference in the stability of a...

If there is no difference in the stability of a 1.25” connection vs a 2” connection, than what is the point of getting the 2” version of the rack to begin with?
08-01-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By Kapusta

That’s good to hear. I’ll take them off my “Don’t...

That’s good to hear. I’ll take them off my “Don’t Go Anywhere Near” list.

With the reputation the owner made for himself on MTBR, i’m surprised anyone wanted to buy the brand.

He was right up...
08-01-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Kapusta

Hey if you don’t want suggestions, don’t ask.

Hey if you don’t want suggestions, don’t ask.
Forum: Fatbikes
08-01-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By Kapusta

That is a load of crap.

That is a load of crap.
Forum: Fatbikes
08-01-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By Kapusta

I do not have the self steer issue with either my...

I do not have the self steer issue with either my old Nates or my current Van Helgas.

The only time I ever feel anything like that is when I am running very low pressure for soft snow and then...
08-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Kapusta

I’d Look on eBay for someone selling a broken set...

I’d Look on eBay for someone selling a broken set of these for parts.
08-01-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
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: 674
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,...
07-31-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By Kapusta

Have they changed ownership in recent years?

Have they changed ownership in recent years?
07-31-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,007
Posted By Kapusta

I’m 175 lbs. for mixed gravel and pavement, I run...

I’m 175 lbs. for mixed gravel and pavement, I run my Barlows around 38/44 front/rear. Rims are 23mm internal width.

Lower than that and the front is starting to get squirmy on paved corners, and...
07-31-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,218
Posted By Kapusta

Why you keep posting bike setups that are very...

Why you keep posting bike setups that are very similar to modern racing setups and NOTHING like what you are advocating for is beyond me.
07-31-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By Kapusta

Huh, different strokes… In my experience...

Huh, different strokes…

In my experience they both make a huge difference on a HT, just in different ways.
07-31-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Kapusta

It should click into place, taking just a timy...

It should click into place, taking just a timy bit of pulling to get it out. If it just slides off easily enough that you think it might just fall out when riding, there may be an o-ring missing (not...
07-30-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,007
Posted By Kapusta

This was not my experience running them with...

This was not my experience running them with tubes versus tubeless.
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