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01-12-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 772
Posted By Kapusta

OP pretty well described my plan for my mountain...

OP pretty well described my plan for my mountain bike, which I don’t ride at all in the winter (got a fat bike for that).

The wheels are at a shop getting new bearings, the rear shock has been...
01-12-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Kapusta

That is really sweet. A couple of riding buddies...

That is really sweet. A couple of riding buddies had Kona steel HTs back in the day 20 years ago (one still has it), and I think they are beautiful.
01-12-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Kapusta

Instead of using Ergon grips and separate bar...

Instead of using Ergon grips and separate bar ends, just get some Ergons that already have them integrated:

...
01-11-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,906
Posted By Kapusta

I am sure many people consider different brands...

I am sure many people consider different brands regardless of lead time.
01-11-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,867
Posted By Kapusta

I just use whoever is advertising on the back of...

I just use whoever is advertising on the back of the phone book.
01-11-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,732
Posted By Kapusta

I take drum roller tests with a big grain of...

I take drum roller tests with a big grain of salt, unless I am looking for a tire for my indoor rollers.
01-10-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

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01-10-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

You should definitely do this. If you don’t...

You should definitely do this.

If you don’t lead the way into this uncharted territory, who will?
01-08-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,170
Posted By Kapusta

Source? I am a little skeptical because of...

Source?

I am a little skeptical because of all the bike accidents I know of resulting in serious injury from friends or through clubs, or through the grape vine, I am not aware that a single one...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-07-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 35,399
Posted By Kapusta

JOY TO THF WORI n :p

JOY TO THF WORI n :p
Forum: Fatbikes
01-07-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 35,399
Posted By Kapusta

I’m jealous. Riding a bike on a trail like that...

I’m jealous. Riding a bike on a trail like that around here is asking for mob of xc skiers to show up at my house with torches and pitchforks.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-06-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 35,399
Posted By Kapusta

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01-06-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By Kapusta

This is a 12 year old thread, so I am guessing...

This is a 12 year old thread, so I am guessing the OP has moved the bike....

That said, I think at this point an LTS with a 90s Bomber in good shape (which would be rare 20+ years on) will have...
01-04-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,005
Posted By Kapusta

I just find something to wedge the rear...

I just find something to wedge the rear derailleur up against to prop it up.
12-30-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Kapusta

I’m loving this hot & cold water spigot!

For me, the miserable aspect of winter riding (whether it be riding the commuter around town or the Fat bike in the woods) has been rinsing salt, snow, ice, and mud off the bike when it is frigid...
12-28-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,421
Posted By Kapusta

All my tools are toys to me.

All my tools are toys to me.
12-28-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kapusta

Whenever I go to MTBR, I really miss all the...

Whenever I go to MTBR, I really miss all the arguments over disc brakes.
12-28-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kapusta

"Underbiked" does not mean that you CAN'T ride...

"Underbiked" does not mean that you CAN'T ride something. Or that you won't enjoy it. It just means that bigger bike would make the task easier and you would likely be faster.

Of course you can...
12-27-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,051
Posted By Kapusta

Well I have, and in my experience, the extra...

Well I have, and in my experience, the extra money spent on RH Superlights is about the best performance bang-for-the-buck out there. A bargain, really.

RH Superlight tires are about $30-40 more...
12-27-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kapusta

A $10k 160mm FS bike will be heavier, slower and...

A $10k 160mm FS bike will be heavier, slower and probably less fun on a fire road than a $10K gravel or XC bike.

Unless the fire road is rough and pointed downhill.

OTOH, if a 160mm bike is...
12-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kapusta

Being this was not posted in the Mountain Biking...

Being this was not posted in the Mountain Biking forum, I guess it should not surprise me that many people misunderstand what “over-biked” means in terms of mountain biking.

It has nothing to do...
12-27-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kapusta

I guess it would be more of a splatter than a dot.

I guess it would be more of a splatter than a dot.
12-27-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kapusta

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12-27-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kapusta

To be fair, there is no official definition of...

To be fair, there is no official definition of "underbiked". The way it is most commonly used in MTB discussions is a bike with excessive DH capability than is needed for a certain type of riding.
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12-27-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,115
Posted By Kapusta

Well there is a connection I never made before....

Well there is a connection I never made before. Does it have to be a solo affair, or can the Mrs be in it?


And that is why you see all those pros training with boom boxes strapped to their bikes.
12-26-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,115
Posted By Kapusta

It seems some of us mistook this to mean you were...

It seems some of us mistook this to mean you were asking what we thought.

My bad.
12-26-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By Kapusta

Quite a statement? Not really. Its been my...

Quite a statement? Not really. Its been my experience. I guess it is not everyone, though, and as you point out, YMMV. But I was responding to the the assertion that mech disc is, as a matter of...
12-26-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By Kapusta

I disagree with some of your assumptions. ...

I disagree with some of your assumptions.

Mech discs are no more complicated than rim brakes, and every bit as easy to work on. Hydros are actually LESS maintenance, unless something goes...
12-25-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Kapusta

Wise decision.

Wise decision.
12-24-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By Kapusta

What is the question, here? If it is your...

What is the question, here?

If it is your only or best bike for singletrack, then ride it.
12-23-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,128
Posted By Kapusta

This has got to be a prank.

This has got to be a prank.
12-22-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By Kapusta

I run them with the chevrons facing left.

I run them with the chevrons facing left.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-22-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,697
Posted By Kapusta

I am not sure what type of bike Moisture is...

I am not sure what type of bike Moisture is thinking of, but the concepts I am talking about apply to Fat bikes as well as other MTBs, or for that matter any bikes that uses a suspension corrected...
12-22-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,403
Posted By Kapusta

Nobody cycling on the road has any obligation to...

Nobody cycling on the road has any obligation to understand anything about drafting. If someone follows too close behind someone without checking if it is OK, anything that goes wrong is 100% on them.
12-21-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Kapusta

Salsa QR clamp. ...

Salsa QR clamp.


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12-19-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,923
Posted By Kapusta

Unfortunately, the COVID bike boom also came with...

Unfortunately, the COVID bike boom also came with the COVID recession that decimated state and local budgets.

Right now I think our city is going to be more interested is housing and feeding...
12-17-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Kapusta

What he said^^^^^ :thumb: Anyone...

What he said^^^^^ :thumb:

Anyone suggesting that modern ovals like Wolftooth or Absolute Black are a re-hash of Biopace does not have a clue what they are talking about.

And they are also...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,390
Posted By Kapusta

Oops! I'll try that again Tighten until the...

Oops! I'll try that again

Tighten until the first clearly audible "click", smile, then back off 1/2 turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,390
Posted By Kapusta

Clamping by the top tube is fine if done...

Clamping by the top tube is fine if done properly:

Tighten until the first clearly audible "click" then back off 1/2 turn.
12-16-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,891
Posted By Kapusta

Sounds like you were a legit Cat 6 racer. :) ...

Sounds like you were a legit Cat 6 racer. :)

Look it up.
12-15-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,403
Posted By Kapusta

How to avoid being drafted...... Bone spurs?

How to avoid being drafted......

Bone spurs?
12-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,790
Posted By Kapusta

Has it ever even crossed you mind to search...

Has it ever even crossed you mind to search before you ask any of these questions?
12-15-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By Kapusta

As mentioned earlier, there is no “Huffy...

As mentioned earlier, there is no “Huffy Parkview”.

OP really needs to clarify whether he has a Schwinn Parkview or a Huffy Parkside.

Until we know what bike he has, advice on what to change is...
12-14-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By Kapusta

For 4 bikes... yes, you need to start with a...

For 4 bikes... yes, you need to start with a double (they are pretty clear about only using two add-ons). But for three you use a single as the base.

If you only transport one bike a lot of the...
12-14-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,403
Posted By Kapusta

Start hacking and coughing.

Start hacking and coughing.
12-12-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,035
Posted By Kapusta

I don't rotate them, but I do swap the air.

I don't rotate them, but I do swap the air.
12-06-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 915
Posted By Kapusta

Good luck with that.

Good luck with that.
12-05-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kapusta

There is a window if temps - typically highs in...

There is a window if temps - typically highs in the low 30s to low 40s - that give me a hard time, especially when it has been wet.

Below the low 40s, I don’t care for road riding. I’m fine doing...
12-03-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,561
Posted By Kapusta

I try not to overthink this. ...

I try not to overthink this.

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12-02-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,024
Posted By Kapusta

Very well put :thumb: Versatility does not...

Very well put :thumb:

Versatility does not always equal practicality. In fact, it often does not.

Also, I think part of what is getting lost in the conversation is that just because something...
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