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10-21-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By Kapusta

Are you sure you have the cable attached to the...

Are you sure you have the cable attached to the right side of the bolt on the RD?

Was the alignment checked with a proper tool, if it was not checked with a proper tool then it was not really...
10-21-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By Kapusta

I am pretty sure “shadow” just refers to the...

I am pretty sure “shadow” just refers to the shape of the RD, not the cable pull. I know for many XT RDs, shadow and non-shadow of the same speed designation are completely interchangeable.

The...
10-21-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Kapusta

You don’t necessarily need to do that. I’ve...

You don’t necessarily need to do that. I’ve always run mine with maximum leverage (minimum travel).

Even at max leverage/minimum travel, they are still in the ball park of “long pull” levers.
10-19-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kapusta

Just because the saddle feels OK on your butt,...

Just because the saddle feels OK on your butt, does not mean it isn’t causing your hand issues.

Having the saddle angle down like that pushes you forwards and puts more pressure on your hands.
10-19-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kapusta

Have you tried tilting the saddle back a little?...

Have you tried tilting the saddle back a little? It is tilting pretty hard forwards.

I only bring this up because you earlier mentioned wanting to keep pressure off you hands.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Kapusta

I ordered a tire once from them a while ago. They...

I ordered a tire once from them a while ago. They were pretty flakey. Can’t remember exactly what happened (this was a long time ago).but I remember at one point talking to a guy on the phone who...
10-18-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Kapusta

Whats size tires, and how much do you weigh? ...

Whats size tires, and how much do you weigh?

Some of it is just practice, knowing just where to put your weight and when.
10-18-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,717
Posted By Kapusta

The don’t think non-pneumatic will ever takeoff...

The don’t think non-pneumatic will ever takeoff for serious bicycle use until they figure out how to easily change the stiffness. With a pneumatic tire, all you do is add or take away air.
10-18-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Kapusta

Sorry, not to drag out the point too long, but...

Sorry, not to drag out the point too long, but why would a company be any less likely to make changes in the future to 11 speed than to 9 or 10 speed?
10-18-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Kapusta

Was that an issue of it being 9 speed, or simply...

Was that an issue of it being 9 speed, or simply it being an older model? I would think it is the latter.

Even if you buy 11 speed, if the particular model you buy goes out of production (such as...
10-17-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Kapusta

What range cassette are you planning on running?...

What range cassette are you planning on running? If it has a large enough large cog, then an 11 speed Shimano style "mountain" cassette will work on an 8/9/10 speed hub.
10-17-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Kapusta

You can still buy Ultegra 9 speed cassettes.

You can still buy Ultegra 9 speed cassettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Kapusta

The gear ratio spacing is going to be really...

The gear ratio spacing is going to be really whacked out.

Think about it: the tooth count jump is going to have be exactly the same between each gear (if the reason is not apparent in this video,...
10-17-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,786
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, I can relate to that.... once I got a...

Yeah, I can relate to that.... once I got a gravel bike, I realized this one bike pretty much does everything I need from pavement to dirt/gravel. I pulled few 10 speed drive-train parts off my...
10-16-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,081
Posted By Kapusta

If this was the stock build from Surly, I would...

If this was the stock build from Surly, I would be 99.8% sure that those are the right levers for your calipers. Tektro makes a drop bar lever for this very purpose. If you really want to make sure,...
10-16-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Kapusta

It is easy to second guess. Don’t worry, that is...

It is easy to second guess. Don’t worry, that is a solid bike. You may eventually decide that you want a different TYPE of bike, but I would not even start to go down that road until you have a bit...
10-16-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Kapusta

Good move. Post pics.

Good move. Post pics.
10-16-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,081
Posted By Kapusta

He does not have brifters. Those are just brake...

He does not have brifters. Those are just brake levers, and may be long-pull ones, can’t tell from the picture.

The current Trucker complete build comes with mtb BB7s and Tektro RL520 levers,...
10-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,081
Posted By Kapusta

What kind of brake levers are those? They...

What kind of brake levers are those?

They may well be OK (some are made to work with long pull brakes (V-brakes and mtb mechanical disc).
10-16-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,081
Posted By Kapusta

First, see if you can figure out what cable...

First, see if you can figure out what cable housing you have. If it is not compressionless housing, replace it with something that is, such as the Jagwire Pro stuff. It makes a big difference.
...
10-14-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kapusta

If you got it to fit the way you want, then thats...

If you got it to fit the way you want, then thats all good.

However, what I was trying to point is that your issue was not your body proportions, it was that you were looking for a riding position...
10-14-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kapusta

I think the issue is not your proportions, but...

I think the issue is not your proportions, but that you were looking at the completely wrong type of bike.

If the problem was just your short legs, you would not only be dropping the saddle way...
10-13-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kapusta

Couple things.... 27.5” and 29” wheels don’t...

Couple things....

27.5” and 29” wheels don’t make a bike fit “taller”. That is a very common misconception. BB height is independent of wheel size.

Something sounds screwy, here. My inseam in...
10-12-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,384
Posted By Kapusta

Putting an 11 speed chain on a 7 speed cassette...

Putting an 11 speed chain on a 7 speed cassette is definitely NOT an upgrade not matter how good a chain it is. And if you are running 7sp front crank, you are definitely asking for problems. You are...
10-11-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kapusta

You sure the bike is a Med?

You sure the bike is a Med?
10-11-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Kapusta

MTBR and PinkBike are the two biggest that I know...

MTBR and PinkBike are the two biggest that I know of.

Each have their own flavor and are worth checking out.
10-10-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Kapusta

Then it sounds like you are good to go with any 9...

Then it sounds like you are good to go with any 9 speed shimano Brifters.

Yes, Ultegra is a technically a road group, but thats what “brifters” are. IMO, if they are in good shape, those would be...
10-10-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Kapusta

Since you are dealing with Shimano 9speed,...

Since you are dealing with Shimano 9speed, mountain and road shifters and rear derailleurs are interchangeable. So a shimano 9 speed brifter (such as the Ultegra you are looking at)will shift that 9...
10-10-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Kapusta

Best way to stay off the brakes is to not pull...

Best way to stay off the brakes is to not pull the lever. Not sure if you are asking WHEN to brake, or how to stop braking when you know you shouldn’t be.

I think the problem some riders run...
10-09-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Kapusta

Wow. I have never had one break or fail. ...

Wow. I have never had one break or fail.

What breaks?
10-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,168
Posted By Kapusta

I ride about about 70/30 paved/gravel on a set of...

I ride about about 70/30 paved/gravel on a set of 38mm Barlow Pass ELs and could not be happier. I run them with tubes, will try tubeless on the next set I get. Super fast rolling on the road, and do...
10-09-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,436
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t see 6-bolt being phased out. Centerlock...

I don’t see 6-bolt being phased out. Centerlock has been around for quite a while. If it were going to push out 6-bolt, I think it would have already done so.
10-09-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve had 4 different shock pumps over the years...

I’ve had 4 different shock pumps over the years (Fox, Progressive, Rock Shox, and one I can’t remember), and honestly, they are all pretty much the same in quality and function.

What pressure...
10-09-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By Kapusta

Right, good point.

Right, good point.
10-09-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By Kapusta

What? Those adapters don’t work on 135 QR hubs. ...

What? Those adapters don’t work on 135 QR hubs.

Maybe we are answering different questions here. Someone asked if it was possible to convert 135mm hub to Boost (148x12).

The answer is yes.......
10-09-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By Kapusta

Is this in response to the question about...

Is this in response to the question about converting 135 to Boost?

If so, those are not for that purpose. As I am reading it, those are for converting 142x12 to 148x12 (Boost).
10-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By Kapusta

Huh, in my book an old rigid bike would be...

Huh, in my book an old rigid bike would be preferable to a FS bike for winter commuting simply due to how hard that is going to be on the suspension components. Is there salt in the roads there?
...
10-08-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By Kapusta

Wouldn’t it depend on whether the 135 hub was...

Wouldn’t it depend on whether the 135 hub was convertible?
10-08-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By Kapusta

Uhhhh, you clearly stated in your first post that...

Uhhhh, you clearly stated in your first post that you “nearly died” running that setup last winter.

You then went on to detail ending up in in a pile on the side on the road with your bike on top...
10-08-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Kapusta

I think i get what you are doing. It is what a...

I think i get what you are doing. It is what a lot of mountain bikers who are not in Red Bull Rampage videos are actually doing.

Get a dropper. Obstacles come along, and dropping the saddle makes...
10-07-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Kapusta

Reliability is a big problem with most dropper...

Reliability is a big problem with most dropper posts. Honestly, expectations seem to be so low that simply not crapping the bed for a season or two seems to earn a dropper the reputation of...
10-07-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,542
Posted By Kapusta

IMO the MKIII DW-Link was the best suspension...

IMO the MKIII DW-Link was the best suspension design I have owned (including other DW-Links that came after). I had a 2007 for a few years, but it (like all the others) cracked. It is such a shame...
10-07-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By Kapusta

If your point is that a pound of bike weight does...

If your point is that a pound of bike weight does not matter all that much, you won't get any disagreement from me on that, and I weigh a lot less than you and don't carry 25 lbs on the bike.
10-07-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By Kapusta

A pound difference in frame weight is a lot for a...

A pound difference in frame weight is a lot for a frame. Sure, in the larger scheme of things it is just a pound, but it is a lot for a rigid frame. And I'd be willing to bet most CF frames/forks are...
10-07-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,227
Posted By Kapusta

The problem I run into (and I am sure others as...

The problem I run into (and I am sure others as well) is that clothing that will keep you dry from the rain will make you wet from sweat. Yes, some good technical fabrics can help mitigate the...
10-06-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Kapusta

That bike is sweet! If you want some of the...

That bike is sweet!

If you want some of the speed of the Ikons and still have the braking and cornering benefits of the High Rollers, you could try running one of the Ikons in the rear and a High...
10-06-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Kapusta

Heard it, and done it many times. It works really...

Heard it, and done it many times. It works really well.

As far as "other suggestions".... I mostly use lock-on grips these days.
10-06-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kapusta

Hey just to be clear, I'm not bagging on rigid...

Hey just to be clear, I'm not bagging on rigid MTBs... I think they are great and I would still have one in the stable if my back could take it. Here is one I rode for years and loved it (both SS and...
10-06-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah right :lol: No one person could...

Yeah right :lol:

No one person could possibly talk that much nonsense and actually be serious.
10-05-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By Kapusta

They are not giving you a model or even a brand...

They are not giving you a model or even a brand name?

If you can’t even tell us what brand these are, let aline the model, it is utterly impossible to let you know if it is worth it.
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