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Forum: Fatbikes
02-27-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 309
Posted By Kapusta

I have very short legs. I don’t notice a thing...

I have very short legs. I don’t notice a thing going from Road to MTB to Fat. I use flats on my Fattie, maybe that has something to do with it.

I find riding on a trainer/stationary bike does not...
02-26-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Kapusta

If he was up on the servicing of this fork, it...

If he was up on the servicing of this fork, it would not be leaking 10 months after the last servicing. Maybe he just changed the oil, when in fact it was overdue for new seals/wipers... if not more....
02-26-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, the new Hayes are very well reviewed. I was...

Yeah, the new Hayes are very well reviewed. I was looking for a new brake set, and they were on my shortlist. The only reason I went with something else was that I have short fingers and I read...
02-26-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Kapusta

I think for Road and Gravel bikes, this is pretty...

I think for Road and Gravel bikes, this is pretty spot on.

Now that I know my exact fit on a bike, with Reach, Stack, Head Tube Angle and a good calculator, I’ve been able to nail within +/- 10mm...
02-26-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,850
Posted By Kapusta

CF rims are not inherently more fragile. They can...

CF rims are not inherently more fragile. They can be a lot stronger than AL at the same weight... or a little stronger at a little less weight... or just as strong for a lot less weight.

This has...
02-25-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 923
Posted By Kapusta

By "worse" you mean less weight savings going to...

By "worse" you mean less weight savings going to 1X?
02-25-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Kapusta

Yep, and they will blow the doors off a 24lb 26”...

Yep, and they will blow the doors off a 24lb 26” HT from 1998.
02-25-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 923
Posted By Kapusta

I think the weight savings being quoted here are...

I think the weight savings being quoted here are way too optomistic if comparing similar levels of components. Lets look at XT 2x10 and 1x11

You will gain weight in the cassettes:
---11-36 10sp...
02-25-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 926
Posted By Kapusta

fify :)

fify :)
02-25-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 926
Posted By Kapusta

Adjustments are easier with 2 bolt. 2 bolt makes...

Adjustments are easier with 2 bolt. 2 bolt makes micro adjustments of saddle tilt a lot easier, and also makes it easier to loosen the clamp enough to slide the saddle fore-aft without accidentally...
02-25-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Kapusta

Parts are plentifully available. RS is pretty...

Parts are plentifully available. RS is pretty good about supplying full rebuild kits for forks much older than that (I recently did a full rebuild on a 2007 Reba).

But the real question here... is...
02-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Kapusta

It might help to know exactly what fork and rear...

It might help to know exactly what fork and rear shock you have (FWIW, the front is called a "fork". "shock" refers to the rear one)

Go back to my last post. It depends what you mean by...
02-24-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By Kapusta

Then dsaul' rec is a good one. But really, any...

Then dsaul' rec is a good one. But really, any cartridge bearing headset of that size from Cane Creek (the 40 is good, as is the 10 if you want to save a few bucks), FSA, or the like will do. Just...
02-24-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Kapusta

Typically, “dropping a foot” in a corner is not...

Typically, “dropping a foot” in a corner is not done to actually touch the ground with your foot but to change you balance on the bike. Putting a foot out to catch yourself “just in case” is usually...
02-24-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By Kapusta

WHAT appears to be 1-1/4”? The diameter of the...

WHAT appears to be 1-1/4”? The diameter of the steer tube of the fork?

There were some 1-1/4” threadless steertubes out there in the 90s, but 1-1/8” was more common.
02-23-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By Kapusta

That is so hot. I've got a FC,. Went all...

That is so hot.

I've got a FC,. Went all silver on the build (except the cranks), and it looks sweet, but yours is freaking gorgeous. Those cranks and those fenders.... yeah.
02-23-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Kapusta

Sram, Shimano, Sunrace..... I can never tell a...

Sram, Shimano, Sunrace..... I can never tell a difference in performance.
02-23-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Kapusta

For a bike I am riding a lot, I change the oil in...

For a bike I am riding a lot, I change the oil in the lowers of the fork about twice a year. Air-sleeve maintenance on a shock more like once a year. There is no need to send a shock/fork off for...
02-23-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,689
Posted By Kapusta

Well this makes more sense now. You ride...

Well this makes more sense now.

You ride with people who never figured out how a QR works and now they don’t know how a TA (which is even simpler) works.

So they could not change a flat before,...
02-23-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,689
Posted By Kapusta

Has the OP called Trek, yet? I would not...

Has the OP called Trek, yet?

I would not waste any more time talking or arguing over this until the OP calls Trek.
02-22-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,454
Posted By Kapusta

What I don't get is that if the Race sealant can...

What I don't get is that if the Race sealant can clog the valve stem when putting it in... why does it not clog it in use? I mean how does it clog a stem with no valve in it and then not clog a valve...
02-21-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Kapusta

If by ***** you mean stuff like broken glass, and...

If by ***** you mean stuff like broken glass, and sharp things littering the road, then yes, you want tough, puncture/slice resistant tires.

But if the roads are simply rough and in bad shape, a...
02-21-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Kapusta

To the OP: as stated, best bang for buck is...

To the OP: as stated, best bang for buck is tires. You have looked into that and find it more than you want to spend.

First, it is good that you are sticking to what you want to spend.

Second,...
02-20-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, I’ve found they often don’t work all that...

Yeah, I’ve found they often don’t work all that hot.

I find they work to get the bolt tight enough so that the flange on the outer part grips the ring it is set into, and then I can tighten the...
02-20-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Kapusta

No, you are just reading what he wrote wrong. ...

No, you are just reading what he wrote wrong.

“Initially” here means before you start dropping the pressure.
02-20-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Kapusta

You need to do some math. Look at the highest and...

You need to do some math. Look at the highest and lowest ratios with what you have vs what you options are.
02-20-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By Kapusta

I am sure this was the source of the confusion..

I am sure this was the source of the confusion..
02-20-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By Kapusta

Wut?

Wut?
02-20-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By Kapusta

I only use that stuff for wheel bearings.

I only use that stuff for wheel bearings.
02-20-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By Kapusta

It sounds like what you want is a flat bar road...

It sounds like what you want is a flat bar road bike. Keep looking, they are out there. Or if you want something high end you may have to buy a drop bar bike and do a conversion.

There is no point...
02-20-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Kapusta

Might also look at other drop bars to see if you...

Might also look at other drop bars to see if you might like a different shape. Won’t know unless you try, though. One of the best chages I have made to my road/gravel bike is going with Salsa Cowbell...
02-20-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Kapusta

Saddle... yes, IF you find one more comfortable...

Saddle... yes, IF you find one more comfortable for YOU. Just because a saddle is more expensive, does not mean you will find it more comfortable. This is a completely subjective thing. Just because...
02-20-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By Kapusta

This is what happens when you let Cubists...

This is what happens when you let Cubists assemble bikes.
02-19-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kapusta

No. Actually, they sound skinny.:)

No. Actually, they sound skinny.:)
02-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By Kapusta

Stems keep getting shorter, this guy just was...

Stems keep getting shorter, this guy just was just future-proofing the bike.

A visionary, really.
02-19-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,432
Posted By Kapusta

I think the grease is better off going in a...

I think the grease is better off going in a landfill than down the drain.
02-19-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By Kapusta

I always grease my tubes and grips.

I always grease my tubes and grips.
02-19-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,850
Posted By Kapusta

Don’t know about Carbon Wheels on a Gravel Bike,...

Don’t know about Carbon Wheels on a Gravel Bike, but I love Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.
02-19-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By Kapusta

Huh. Never even though about greasing the...

Huh. Never even though about greasing the outsides.
02-19-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Kapusta

Modern geo is not the same as the original...

Modern geo is not the same as the original klunkers, or anything during the 70s or 80s. There is a lot more to geo than head tube angle.

Seat tubes are MUCH steeper and frame reach is MUCH longer....
02-19-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,575
Posted By Kapusta

Does the rest of the world need to two sets of...

Does the rest of the world need to two sets of wrenches like we do?
02-19-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Kapusta

I don't know. I do think it is a little less...

I don't know. I do think it is a little less likely to pinch on a HT because you are more aware of how hard the wheel is hitting and tend to ride more smoothly. But still, I could never get away with...
02-19-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Kapusta

I’m trying. I think she may have caught on...

I’m trying.

I think she may have caught on that I want to use the KM for an adventure build for myself.
02-19-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Kapusta

You do realize that bike is going to suck in a...

You do realize that bike is going to suck in a few years, right?:lol:

Enjoy it while can.
02-19-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve been there done that too. I enjoyed the hell...

I’ve been there done that too. I enjoyed the hell out of older bikes.

And if all someone has is $500 and can get an older 26” Ht for that, they will enjoy the hell out of it too.

My wife is...
02-19-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By Kapusta

if you don’t like the drop position but are OK on...

if you don’t like the drop position but are OK on the hoods, raise your bar until you’re comfortable in the drops at least some of the time.

if you are not comfortable in the drops or on the hoods...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,303
Posted By Kapusta

The decline of XC MTB Racing’s influence in...

The decline of XC MTB Racing’s influence in mountain biking culture in the late 90s is the best thing that ever happened to mountain bike design and technology.

The world of Road riding would...
02-19-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By Kapusta

I would go with interrupter (also called in-line)...

I would go with interrupter (also called in-line) levers. Google it.
02-19-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By Kapusta

Chains are generally longer than needed. You...

Chains are generally longer than needed. You shorten it to fit your setup. Could be the last chain was one link longer out of the box and never got shortened.

Google “big/big plus one” method of...
02-18-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Kapusta

That advice has been roundly ignored for the...

That advice has been roundly ignored for the history of people riding mountain bikes with no ill effects. In fact, several manufacturers have stopped listing a minimum pressure.
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