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07-15-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 849
Posted By Kapusta

Hey, you are right in my neck of the woods. ...

Hey, you are right in my neck of the woods.

I've not been putting in those kind of miles/elevation recently, but I use to do a lot of riding similar to what you are describing (~1K vertical per 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By Kapusta

I have found this online pressure calculator...

I have found this online pressure calculator (http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html) to be very good at getting me in the ballpark.

I am making some assumptions about the...
07-15-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Kapusta

What do you mean by “under powered“? Are you...

What do you mean by “under powered“? Are you spinning out?

Unless you are spinning out your top gear, I am not clear what a larger chainring is going to achieve for you.
07-14-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Kapusta

I think the Space Horse is pretty cool. It was on...

I think the Space Horse is pretty cool. It was on my shortlist a couple years ago (ended up going with a Soma Fog Cutter). A friend of mine has since bought one, and I really like it
07-14-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Kapusta

Agreed. To be fair, though, he did say the...

Agreed.

To be fair, though, he did say the last bike he’ll ever NEED, not the last bike he’ll actually buy..
07-14-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Kapusta

After running Cowbells, I will never run...

After running Cowbells, I will never run non-flared drops again on any bike, even a dedicated pavement bike.
07-14-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, for gravel-type riding, I think...

Actually, for gravel-type riding, I think suspension IS more about comfort than traction. At least on the gravel I end up riding, traction is taken care of by tire pressure. The bumps are just not...
07-13-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,762
Posted By Kapusta

I prefer low key and free. Not super large...

I prefer low key and free. Not super large events. Not interested in support. Never saw the point.

More interested in organized MTB rides than road rides.

Beet available at the end of the ride...
07-12-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,996
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^^^ I also don’t buy the healing from...

This^^^^^

I also don’t buy the healing from injury thing.

There might be some aero advantage, but it must be very small.

It’s fashion, really. Just a tribal signal.
07-06-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,794
Posted By Kapusta

So, to answer my question about what this has to...

So, to answer my question about what this has to do with my point (which was "All else equal (tread pattern, casing construction, psi), wider tires do roll faster." the answer is "basically nothing"....
07-05-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Kapusta

The headset you need will be based on your new...

The headset you need will be based on your new fork, not the old one.

If you are looking to buy a fork with a straight 1-1/8” steer tube, then the headset you linked to will work.
07-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Kapusta

I am thinking the Cane Creek headset finder is...

I am thinking the Cane Creek headset finder is returning some bad specs. I am having a hard time believing that that bike came with a tapered fork.

First of all, the bike definitely came with a...
07-03-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Kapusta

Many good options, and that is a fine one. ...

Many good options, and that is a fine one.

Regarding stems... as long as they use a 4-bolt faceplate, there is not a whole lot of difference between high dollar and budget ones, in my experience....
07-02-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,176
Posted By Kapusta

I have always wanted to see one train wreck crash...

I have always wanted to see one train wreck crash into another. This thread may deliver.

Listen up, Bike Forums, The gauntlet has been thrown down.

Well done.
07-01-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,794
Posted By Kapusta

Why did you waste my time with that? That is...

Why did you waste my time with that? That is utterly irrelevant to the point you were responding to that I made. Those are completely different treads. One is slick, the other a semi-knob. They may...
07-01-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,360
Posted By Kapusta

This is sort of like asking whether beer snobs...

This is sort of like asking whether beer snobs would go for Bud Light or Milwaukee’s Best first.

If they are dying for a beer and there are no other options they will take whatever is colder.
07-01-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Kapusta

I read that BikeRadar test. BikeRadar is one of...

I read that BikeRadar test. BikeRadar is one of the sites that I generally trust, but they were pretty clear that this was just a few riders on a few specific bikes and trails. This topic is...
06-30-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,360
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^^

This^^^^
06-30-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,846
Posted By Kapusta

Blue.... no, yellow... ...

Blue.... no, yellow...

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06-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,794
Posted By Kapusta

What? That’s crazy talk.

What? That’s crazy talk.
06-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,727
Posted By Kapusta

Don't even think of getting a dog unless you will...

Don't even think of getting a dog unless you will be fine with it never riding with you, because no matter the breed, in some cases it just won't work out, and you had better be totally OK with that....
06-30-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,794
Posted By Kapusta

The OP asked a question (are fat bikes going to...

The OP asked a question (are fat bikes going to be a slower choice for his uses?)

People answered (Yes)

What is the problem, here?

FWIW, I do have experience, thank you very much.
06-30-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,190
Posted By Kapusta

OK, how about you post a vid demonstrating on...

OK, how about you post a vid demonstrating on your bike how nothing gets damaged when you do this.

Speed is slow, but leverage is actually pretty high.
06-29-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,035
Posted By Kapusta

Well first I should say that you are ultimately...

Well first I should say that you are ultimately going to be fine with this setup, and what follows below is really just discussing the finer points....

I understand what you are thinking, here,...
06-29-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,422
Posted By Kapusta

On Bike Forums? A lot.

On Bike Forums?

A lot.
06-29-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,035
Posted By Kapusta

Sweet bike! I am a little surprised they...

Sweet bike!

I am a little surprised they chose the “WT” versions of the Minion tires to put on 26mm rims.
06-29-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Kapusta

As far as how fast it is, it probably makes a...

As far as how fast it is, it probably makes a difference WHICH Race King model you are looking at. I am always leery of the cheaper versions of well regarded tires.

I had a set of Race Kings, back...
06-29-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,422
Posted By Kapusta

Thanks for posting these. These sound like rides...

Thanks for posting these. These sound like rides I could get my better half and non-mtb cycling friends to do if we ever get out there.

Sorry, off topic......

Kickstands.
06-29-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,794
Posted By Kapusta

Nothing happened to it. All else equal...

Nothing happened to it.

All else equal (tread pattern, casing construction, psi), wider tires do roll faster.
06-28-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,794
Posted By Kapusta

Huh, I guess it must be different depending where...

Huh, I guess it must be different depending where you are. Most I see (which is not that many) are on the trails. I don’t see any around town except for e-bikes.

I could see them being popular in...
06-28-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,422
Posted By Kapusta

You have to be careful, some trees won’t hold the...

You have to be careful, some trees won’t hold the bike up straight....
06-28-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,794
Posted By Kapusta

Well that is exactly what they are made for.......

Well that is exactly what they are made for.... challenging terrain. They excel not only in sand and snow, but also when trails are in less than stellar conditions (leaves, some mud) or when there...
06-28-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,794
Posted By Kapusta

I own a fat bike and love it for its intended...

I own a fat bike and love it for its intended purpose, but if you are riding it on the road - even dirt road or bike path / rail-to-trail - it is really a poor choice. You basically get all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By Kapusta

To pile on.... yes, 20mm is significant. ...

To pile on.... yes, 20mm is significant.

Whether a 70mm stem is appropriate really depends on your fit needs. Also depends of the reach of the bar you are using. Needing a stem that short puts one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,788
Posted By Kapusta

As irrelevant to me as they are now.

As irrelevant to me as they are now.
06-27-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kapusta

Have you been living under a rock?

Have you been living under a rock?
06-27-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,422
Posted By Kapusta

I just lean the bike against something. Wall...

I just lean the bike against something.

Wall
Tree
Fence
Railing
Sign post
Telephone pole
Stack of old pallets
06-26-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,912
Posted By Kapusta

For street riding I don't use a helmet "light"....

For street riding I don't use a helmet "light". More like a white blinky on the front (and a red blinky on the back) just to be seen at night.

As far as MTB.... If I plan to night ride, my setup...
06-26-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,912
Posted By Kapusta

One thing to consider is that if (and this is a...

One thing to consider is that if (and this is a big “if”) the extra brightness is gained by a more efficient LED, and the runtimes are really the same the higher output, the brighter light can be run...
06-25-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,900
Posted By Kapusta

Salsa seems to have good taste in the saddles...

Salsa seems to have good taste in the saddles they spec. Both the Volt and and the Silverado I mentioned came on Salsas (Wednesday and Casseroll).

EDIT: Oops. My bad, fhs Wednesday is Surly, not...
06-25-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,055
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: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Kapusta

Wow, that's hot.

Wow, that's hot.
06-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,441
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: 10
Views: 565
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: 743
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: 116
Views: 6,400
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: 42
Views: 2,069
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: 629
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: 42
Views: 2,069
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: 624
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 don’t have to.
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