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08-19-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t think crossing the centerline is a big...

I don’t think crossing the centerline is a big deal, except that in this case there was someone (the OP) in the other lane.

I cross the center all the time on certain curvy roads (on my bike and...
08-18-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Kapusta

If your goal is to knock time off of your...

If your goal is to knock time off of your commute, then I don’t think the mtb makes a lot of sense.

Bottom line is that what works best on single-track and what works best on the road are very...
08-18-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve submerged axles and BBs crossing streams on...

I’ve submerged axles and BBs crossing streams on mtbs many times over the past 20+ years. (sometimes riding, sometimes on foot when I need the bike for balance)

Never seems to have caused issues,...
08-17-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Kapusta

For what you are looking for, if I had a budget...

For what you are looking for, if I had a budget of $1,200 I would be looking at the All City Space Horse.

It was on my shortlist for a new frame to build up a few years ago, but I ended up buying...
08-16-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 721
Posted By Kapusta

Hmm, I guess I would wonder about setting 15mm...

Hmm, I guess I would wonder about setting 15mm rims up tubeless with 38mm tires. Not sure either way on that. Would not give it a second thought with tubes, though.

I am a bit curious about the...
08-16-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 721
Posted By Kapusta

OK, you have clearly answered the first question...

OK, you have clearly answered the first question I brought up.

What about the second: was it SET UP tubeless? You mentioned that you had a tubeless tire, but not if it was set up tubeless (I am...
08-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,836
Posted By Kapusta

There are many epic gun threads over on MTBR.

There are many epic gun threads over on MTBR.
08-16-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Kapusta

The majority of modern mtb setups will seat fine...

The majority of modern mtb setups will seat fine with a standard floor pump. I've got a Serfas something-or-other than has worked for all my tubeless MTB setups over the past 9 years. If you already...
08-16-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 721
Posted By Kapusta

Until the OP explains what exactly “blowout”...

Until the OP explains what exactly “blowout” means (did the tire bead blow off the rim or was the tire just flat?) and indicates if this was an actual tubeless setup (and if so, what rim does he...
08-15-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Kapusta

True. Idiocy is like a thin liquid that will find...

True. Idiocy is like a thin liquid that will find its way through the tiniest of cracks.
08-15-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Kapusta

I don't know what kind of TA you have, but some...

I don't know what kind of TA you have, but some designs you can adjust how much it tightens as you close the lever.
08-15-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Kapusta

Another trick is to just tighten the TA properly...

Another trick is to just tighten the TA properly and not have any issues. It ain’t rocket science.

I think it is a stretch to call the TA a stupid design due to what happens if it is not properly...
08-14-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,561
Posted By Kapusta

Heck, just turn around and follow them. See if...

Heck, just turn around and follow them. See if you can close the gap. It seems to me that if you’re able to catch up to ask them if you can follow them, then you’ve already answered your question as...
08-14-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 895
Posted By Kapusta

I think for general use for bicycles a floor pump...

I think for general use for bicycles a floor pump is far more convenient than an air compressor. I have both, and I never use my air compressor for my bike. Heck, I’ve never even needed it to set up...
08-13-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,048
Posted By Kapusta

Bike Forums: All the advice you never asked for...

Bike Forums: All the advice you never asked for and don't want.
08-13-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Kapusta

I'd go with the Haanjo or Escape. I think it...

I'd go with the Haanjo or Escape.

I think it is really a toss up, but one factor to consider is whether the 1x9 drivetrain on the Haanjo has enough range for you and where you live. Personally,...
08-13-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Kapusta

I am not sure how nice of a mountain bike your...

I am not sure how nice of a mountain bike your Diamondback Overdrive is, so it is hard to say how a $600 hybrid (or any bike) is going to stack up against it for your use.

However, generally...
08-12-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Kapusta

I am going to assume that you’ve already checked...

I am going to assume that you’ve already checked cable/housing condition and proper cable tension and high/low adjustments. Make sure that there is not some kink in the cable that is catching.
...
08-11-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,870
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, but a brown-colored black bear is not the...

Yes, but a brown-colored black bear is not the same as a “brown bear” in the context the poster I was responding to was using it.

Yes, the black bears around Tahoe are brown-colored and some are...
08-09-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Kapusta

I don't think you are going to get much response...

I don't think you are going to get much response to your question without giving an idea of how much you want to spend. I am assuming it is not al lot, or you would be asking about CF since you want...
08-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,876
Posted By Kapusta

I was going to suggest telling random strangers...

I was going to suggest telling random strangers about your marital problems, but I see you already have that covered.
08-09-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Kapusta

Can you go shorter and higher rise with the stem?

Can you go shorter and higher rise with the stem?
08-09-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,596
Posted By Kapusta

Sounds like you need to ride some different bike...

Sounds like you need to ride some different bike paths. Most of the ones I ride are nothing even remotely close to riding on a sidewalk.
08-09-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,048
Posted By Kapusta

No rack solution is totally secure. Usually I...

No rack solution is totally secure. Usually I don’t think this a big problem and the risks are ones I am willing to take.

However, in your case it may be different The security issue in your...
08-09-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,048
Posted By Kapusta

I have two lengths of massive chain. One...

I have two lengths of massive chain.

One short one (~12”) padlocks the tray rack to the hitch receiver,

The other is very long and wrapped with a 29er mtb inner-tube and locks the bike to the...
08-09-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,870
Posted By Kapusta

That was a black bear, not a brown bear. There...

That was a black bear, not a brown bear. There are no brown bears (Grizzlies) in that region. Walking up and doing a selfie with it sounds pretty stupid, but unless you get between it and a cub they...
08-08-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By Kapusta

While I am sure the KM can make a fine bike...

While I am sure the KM can make a fine bike packing bike, and Surly does build most of their bikes to serve in multiple roles, the KM’s primary target is trail riding. Or at least that is how they...
08-07-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By Kapusta

The front triangle of the KM is butted. I...

The front triangle of the KM is butted.

I have a 2007 model and it has been a wonderful and versatile frame for me over the years.

On the down side, the ride is pretty stiff. Not all steel...
08-06-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,596
Posted By Kapusta

I think the opposite is true. See my post earlier...

I think the opposite is true. See my post earlier about this.
08-06-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,596
Posted By Kapusta

Is this a typo?

Is this a typo?
08-06-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,596
Posted By Kapusta

Harsh but I think it’s spot on. If JfB wants to...

Harsh but I think it’s spot on. If JfB wants to create imaginary, fabricated conversations, thats his business. I just scroll past them, as I find them utterly incomprehensible.

But he should...
08-05-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By Kapusta

The problem is not chipseal, the problem is your...

The problem is not chipseal, the problem is your tires.

Get some supple 32-38mm tires run at the right pressure and you will be largely indifferent to road surface conditions.
08-05-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,596
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, without factoring the percentage of...

Actually, without factoring the percentage of people that participate in an activity, the number of deaths per 100,000 does not tell ANY story about the relative dangers or chances of dying while...
08-03-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,596
Posted By Kapusta

The problem with comparing deaths per 100,000...

The problem with comparing deaths per 100,000 population is that it does not take into account how much of that population takes part in an activity or how often. Without knowing that, it tells you...
08-02-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,596
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve got one leg 2” shorter than the other from...

I’ve got one leg 2” shorter than the other from getting hit by a car on a bike.

So if you are looking for someone to say there is not real risk there, I’m not the one.

I know more people who...
07-31-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,951
Posted By Kapusta

Here are three typical ways people end up with a...

Here are three typical ways people end up with a $3K bike.....
1- Buy a $3K bike
2- Buy a $1K bike, then spend $3K on upgrades.
3- Buy a $1K bike, spend $1K on upgrades, then spend $3K on a new...
07-31-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Kapusta

It does not surprise me that the FX and Sirrus...

It does not surprise me that the FX and Sirrus are more aggressive than your Cypress. Flats vs drops is only part of it. The frames themselves and the cockpit setups are very different.

This was...
07-30-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,366
Posted By Kapusta

I think this is probably true for local races. ...

I think this is probably true for local races.

Don't get me wrong, I think these kinds or races are great, and I've really enjoyed the few local XC mountain bike races I've entered. But I don't...
07-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,366
Posted By Kapusta

Seriously? :foo: You wonder why people who don't...

Seriously? :foo: You wonder why people who don't like to go to bike races responded to a post asking why people don't like to go to bike races?



Let me get this straight....

You are claiming...
07-30-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Kapusta

I would have gone 8sp, but since you already have...

I would have gone 8sp, but since you already have the parts....

Are the chainrings on your current cranks separate and removable, or all riveted together? If they are removable you could just...
07-29-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By Kapusta

Since you already have a 32t hacksaw.... then use...

Since you already have a 32t hacksaw.... then use a 32t hacksaw.
07-29-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,408
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, a little twisty and a little...

Yeah, a little twisty and a little break-off-the-bike-ey.; Going over the bars or wiping out the front in in gravel would actually be the least of my concerns on that bike.
07-29-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Kapusta

Drop to flat conversions work fine as long as you...

Drop to flat conversions work fine as long as you understand that the riding position is going to be a lot more upright with a flat bar.

I will second the Microshift recommendation. I used their...
07-29-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,408
Posted By Kapusta

Are you running a dual crown fork with the upper...

Are you running a dual crown fork with the upper crown removed? :eek:
07-29-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kapusta

Depends....Some fall apart fast, some last a...

Depends....Some fall apart fast, some last a really long time.
07-29-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Kapusta

Answer to #1...

Answer to #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) :


Technically...... no. But is is a little more complicated than a yes/no answer.

In terms of the FRAME...
07-29-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Kapusta

While I do not have the allergenic reaction to...

While I do not have the allergenic reaction to flat-bar conversions of road bikes that many on this forum do, it makes little sense to buy a drop bar bike knowing up front that you want a flat bar....
07-28-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,951
Posted By Kapusta

So, you like the Trek bike better and the Trek...

So, you like the Trek bike better and the Trek shop better.

As long as the frame is the same on the Trek you rode as the one you are are looking at buying, it sounds like an easy decision to me.
07-28-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Kapusta

How much are you looking to spend? I recently...

How much are you looking to spend? I recently bought a Renthal CF Fatbar that I like. If you only want 760mm wide, they offer a more XC oriented one that I think comes in that width.

But...
07-27-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty sure you need a frame with a head tube...

Pretty sure you need a frame with a head tube designed for a headshock.
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