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04-10-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Kapusta

A shorter stem is cheap to try. How wide are...

A shorter stem is cheap to try.

How wide are the bars? This is relevant.

Get a ruler and actually measure the stem and bars, and report in mm.

I would second the suggestion to consider...
04-10-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By Kapusta

You are so busy arguing with everyone you can...

You are so busy arguing with everyone you can that you’re getting us confused.

No, I am NOT the one who started talking about heavy weight hiking boots. In our discussion, that was you.

And...
04-09-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By Kapusta

This changed everything for me. ...

This changed everything for me.


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04-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By Kapusta

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes,...

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes, not heavy weight boots. Like my Tevas, Azolo, and Solomons.

Hiking boots for heavy loads or off trail hiking are not what the OP is looking for or...
04-09-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By Kapusta

There is a bit of discussion here about sole...

There is a bit of discussion here about sole stiffness. One needs to be specific what you are talking about and what PART of the sole you are talking about.

Yes, some hiking shoes have a stiff...
04-08-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Kapusta

Post a link to the specs and the original price.

Post a link to the specs and the original price.
04-08-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 820
Posted By Kapusta

Windy days I ride the MTB in the woods.

Windy days I ride the MTB in the woods.
04-07-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained...

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained unchanged from 2008-2017, and then dropped drastically in 2018.

There are many reasons for inflation, taxes are not one of them.
04-06-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Kapusta

You could treat yourself to a 9 speed Deore RD....

You could treat yourself to a 9 speed Deore RD. That will work with your shifter and an 8 speed cassette.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=33370
04-06-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Kapusta

What features? The sketchy 20-year-old geometry?...

What features? The sketchy 20-year-old geometry? The obsolete rear suspension design? The 26" Wheels?

Are the tires, bars and stem still stock?

And keep in mind that no matter how good of...
04-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Kapusta

You really won't know how much sag works best for...

You really won't know how much sag works best for you and that frame until you have the fork on the bike and start riding it. Don't buy the fork committing yourself to a lot of sag. Running too much...
04-06-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Kapusta

$700 is a lot for an 18 year old MTB, regardless...

$700 is a lot for an 18 year old MTB, regardless of the condition. Guess that is the reality of COVID bike prices.

The Lefty was definitely a good fork for the time, but that is no winner of a...
04-06-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

Digging the hole deeper. BTW, using your...

Digging the hole deeper.

BTW, using your CR-V example: I bought an AWD LX in 2003, and was recently looked at the new LX AWD model. In real dollars (adjusted for inflation) they cost roughly the...
04-06-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ The guy makes a ill-thought out...

This^^^

The guy makes a ill-thought out comment and then digs himself deeper by blaming everyone else for it.

Class act.
04-05-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,511
Posted By Kapusta

Well that makes three... so you’re welcome. ...

Well that makes three... so you’re welcome.

And relax, I was not shaming you, just letting the next person know so they don’t spent time looking into the OP’s question like I did.
04-05-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,511
Posted By Kapusta

This is a 5 year old thread asking about a...

This is a 5 year old thread asking about a specific - and now 5 year-old - model.
04-05-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Kapusta

It is highly unlikely that that derailleur you...

It is highly unlikely that that derailleur you linked to has the wrap capacity to handle multiple rings in the in the front - at least not while running that cassette. Of course with an 11-46t...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,938
Posted By Kapusta

I did a few stupid fast decent 20ish years ago I...

I did a few stupid fast decent 20ish years ago I am guessing near 60 from what other folks clocked, but these days I doubt I ever break 40mph. The payoff/risk ratio is just too low for me... and my...
04-05-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel...

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel to increase lagging tube patch sales. They have been struggling since tubeless came along.
04-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

People find conspiracy theories of global...

People find conspiracy theories of global bike-tube cabals easier to understand.
04-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

The “panic” may be over, but the shortage of many...

The “panic” may be over, but the shortage of many bike parts is still very real and is expected to continue for quite some time.... like for the rest of 2021.

Yes, prices will come back down...
04-05-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Kapusta

I am frankly shocked at how much time some people...

I am frankly shocked at how much time some people in this thread are willing to spend doing the leg work searching for a bike for someone unwilling to do it themselves, who has done nothing but...
04-05-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Kapusta

And advice is what I gave you. And you have...

And advice is what I gave you.

And you have apparently decided to ignore it, which begs the question of why you asked In the first placr.

Have you looked at the websites for Surly, Some, and...
04-04-21, 05:54 PM
04-04-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By Kapusta

Might not have to drill out anything. If the...

Might not have to drill out anything.

If the threaded part of that binder matched the threads in the clamp, then he could lose the nut on the end of the binder and thread it right into the clamp. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By Kapusta

I completely understand where the concern about...

I completely understand where the concern about slipping off comes from, but times - and gear - have changed.

I suspect that people who are concerned about slipping off of a flat pedal in any road...
04-04-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are...

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are from different eras tells you basically zero about what the sport actually costs to participate in.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By Kapusta

More of a safety risk compared to what?

More of a safety risk compared to what?
04-04-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Kapusta

Yes,and searching and buying in 2021 is different...

Yes,and searching and buying in 2021 is different than in 1996. You want to do things the hard way? Go ahead.



Custom bike? Who said anything about a custom bike? These are stock steel frames.
04-03-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Kapusta

First figure out WHAT you want, then search for...

First figure out WHAT you want, then search for who has it.

For what you are looking for, try Surly, Soma, and All City. Pretty much any shop can order Surly or All City, and many can order Soma....
04-03-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve seen a study where helmets of varying ages...

I’ve seen a study where helmets of varying ages were tested (up to 20 years) and the takeaway was that there was no degradation of function within that age range.
04-03-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By Kapusta

This works really well, IMO. Just pay however is...

This works really well, IMO. Just pay however is most convenient, save the receipts or mark your name down on it and stuff in in an envelope. At the end of the trip, work out who owns who what from...
04-03-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Kapusta

After being a lycra-only guy on the road for many...

After being a lycra-only guy on the road for many years, I have been going with liners and shorts (AKA baggies) on more and more rides lately.

The issue is less aesthetics (though in redneck areas...
04-02-21, 04:58 PM
04-02-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

The key here is "on clearance" There are no...

The key here is "on clearance"

There are no bikes on clearance during a shortage. But this is temporary.
04-02-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

I am talking nominal. Because when people...

I am talking nominal.

Because when people talk about how much prices for bikes have gone up, they are also almost always talking nominal.
04-02-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

This is a bit of a tangent. Yes, exchange rates...

This is a bit of a tangent. Yes, exchange rates (which can be affected by differing rates of inflation) can result in up or down fluctuations of prices.

However, assuming both currencies are...
04-02-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

Inflation does not happen to a country, it...

Inflation does not happen to a country, it happens to a currency.

Inflation rate of the US dollar is very much relevant when buying in US dollars.
04-02-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kapusta

First off, the current situation is affected by...

First off, the current situation is affected by the COVID-related supply chain issues, pushing used bike prices through the roof and eliminating any incentive for retailers to give discounts. So lets...
04-01-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,046
Posted By Kapusta

Of these two options, I would go with the Recon....

Of these two options, I would go with the Recon. Otherwise it gets into a lot of money for low end stuff that offers you little benefit over what you have for what it sounds like you will be doing.
...
04-01-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,046
Posted By Kapusta

I am at a little bit of a loss there, myself. I...

I am at a little bit of a loss there, myself. I mean some of the color schemes were cool and now recognizable, though I think the one the OP has is black and yellow, not the now-recognizable...
04-01-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Kapusta

Hmmmm this has me thinking. Not sure if I would...

Hmmmm this has me thinking. Not sure if I would do it on my own, but the way my better half worries about me when I do solo MTB or road rides, it might not be a bad idea. Cell coverage around here is...
03-31-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,887
Posted By Kapusta

Oh, so you were once the guy tailing her?

Oh, so you were once the guy tailing her?
03-31-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,046
Posted By Kapusta

Also, keep in mind that the Yeti was probably...

Also, keep in mind that the Yeti was probably designed around a 60-80mm fork.
EDIT: just looked it up, and it looks like an 80mm fork was original. I guess 100mm ain't so bad.
03-31-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,046
Posted By Kapusta

I would not drop $1K+ into mediocre parts for a...

I would not drop $1K+ into mediocre parts for a 22 year old hardtail.

If you want to keep riding this, skip the new brakes and wheels and skip the 1x (try a 2x plus bash ring conversion)

What...
03-31-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By Kapusta

This is probably the best solution. Like you I...

This is probably the best solution. Like you I would also be sure to get a hub that is convertible, no matter what you get.

I do see that CK stopped making them. Interesting, I saw them available...
03-31-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By Kapusta

Oh for cryin out loud.... there is nothing low...

Oh for cryin out loud.... there is nothing low end or “walmart+” about a qr disc wheel or frame.

Chris King, I9, Hope, and DT Swiss (240) all make qr disc hubs.

Part of going custom is not...
03-31-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,887
Posted By Kapusta

Huh. My wife and I were pronounced “husband and...

Huh. My wife and I were pronounced “husband and wife”
03-31-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,887
Posted By Kapusta

If you don’t want some dude tailing your wife,...

If you don’t want some dude tailing your wife, just have her lead and you follow.

Radical idea, I know.
03-29-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Kapusta

If you are talking about shifters and...

If you are talking about shifters and derailleurs, there has really not been much improvement over the years, other than changes in configurations of rings and cassette ranges. A new Tourney is not...
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