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Posted By Kapusta

Well, next time I want to order a bike from one...

Well, next time I want to order a bike from one foreign country and have it delivered to a different foreign country to pick up in the middle of an international vacation, I'll shop elsewhere.
07-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Kapusta

If by "low end of the cassette" you mean the...

If by "low end of the cassette" you mean the largest cogs (which are the lowest gears), then a larger ring will not help. With a larger ring you will end up using even lower gears (bigger cogs) in...
07-15-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,168
Posted By Kapusta

Hey, you are right in my neck of the woods. ...

Hey, you are right in my neck of the woods.

I've not been putting in those kind of miles/elevation recently, but I use to do a lot of riding similar to what you are describing (~1K vertical per 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Kapusta

I have found this online pressure calculator...

I have found this online pressure calculator (http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html) to be very good at getting me in the ballpark.

I am making some assumptions about the...
07-15-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Kapusta

What do you mean by “under powered“? Are you...

What do you mean by “under powered“? Are you spinning out?

Unless you are spinning out your top gear, I am not clear what a larger chainring is going to achieve for you.
07-14-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Kapusta

I think the Space Horse is pretty cool. It was on...

I think the Space Horse is pretty cool. It was on my shortlist a couple years ago (ended up going with a Soma Fog Cutter). A friend of mine has since bought one, and I really like it
07-14-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Kapusta

Agreed. To be fair, though, he did say the...

Agreed.

To be fair, though, he did say the last bike he’ll ever NEED, not the last bike he’ll actually buy..
07-14-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By Kapusta

After running Cowbells, I will never run...

After running Cowbells, I will never run non-flared drops again on any bike, even a dedicated pavement bike.
07-14-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,954
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, for gravel-type riding, I think...

Actually, for gravel-type riding, I think suspension IS more about comfort than traction. At least on the gravel I end up riding, traction is taken care of by tire pressure. The bumps are just not...
07-13-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,122
Posted By Kapusta

I prefer low key and free. Not super large...

I prefer low key and free. Not super large events. Not interested in support. Never saw the point.

More interested in organized MTB rides than road rides.

Beet available at the end of the ride...
07-12-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,127
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^^^ I also don’t buy the healing from...

This^^^^^

I also don’t buy the healing from injury thing.

There might be some aero advantage, but it must be very small.

It’s fashion, really. Just a tribal signal.
07-06-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Kapusta

So, to answer my question about what this has to...

So, to answer my question about what this has to do with my point (which was "All else equal (tread pattern, casing construction, psi), wider tires do roll faster." the answer is "basically nothing"....
07-05-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Kapusta

The headset you need will be based on your new...

The headset you need will be based on your new fork, not the old one.

If you are looking to buy a fork with a straight 1-1/8” steer tube, then the headset you linked to will work.
07-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Kapusta

I am thinking the Cane Creek headset finder is...

I am thinking the Cane Creek headset finder is returning some bad specs. I am having a hard time believing that that bike came with a tapered fork.

First of all, the bike definitely came with a...
07-03-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Kapusta

Many good options, and that is a fine one. ...

Many good options, and that is a fine one.

Regarding stems... as long as they use a 4-bolt faceplate, there is not a whole lot of difference between high dollar and budget ones, in my experience....
07-02-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,263
Posted By Kapusta

I have always wanted to see one train wreck crash...

I have always wanted to see one train wreck crash into another. This thread may deliver.

Listen up, Bike Forums, The gauntlet has been thrown down.

Well done.
07-01-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Kapusta

Why did you waste my time with that? That is...

Why did you waste my time with that? That is utterly irrelevant to the point you were responding to that I made. Those are completely different treads. One is slick, the other a semi-knob. They may...
07-01-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,393
Posted By Kapusta

This is sort of like asking whether beer snobs...

This is sort of like asking whether beer snobs would go for Bud Light or Milwaukee’s Best first.

If they are dying for a beer and there are no other options they will take whatever is colder.
07-01-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Kapusta

I read that BikeRadar test. BikeRadar is one of...

I read that BikeRadar test. BikeRadar is one of the sites that I generally trust, but they were pretty clear that this was just a few riders on a few specific bikes and trails. This topic is...
06-30-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,393
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^^

This^^^^
06-30-19, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Kapusta

Blue.... no, yellow... ...

Blue.... no, yellow...

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06-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Kapusta

What? That’s crazy talk.

What? That’s crazy talk.
06-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,733
Posted By Kapusta

Don't even think of getting a dog unless you will...

Don't even think of getting a dog unless you will be fine with it never riding with you, because no matter the breed, in some cases it just won't work out, and you had better be totally OK with that....
06-30-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Kapusta

The OP asked a question (are fat bikes going to...

The OP asked a question (are fat bikes going to be a slower choice for his uses?)

People answered (Yes)

What is the problem, here?

FWIW, I do have experience, thank you very much.
06-30-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,215
Posted By Kapusta

OK, how about you post a vid demonstrating on...

OK, how about you post a vid demonstrating on your bike how nothing gets damaged when you do this.

Speed is slow, but leverage is actually pretty high.
06-29-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,166
Posted By Kapusta

Well first I should say that you are ultimately...

Well first I should say that you are ultimately going to be fine with this setup, and what follows below is really just discussing the finer points....

I understand what you are thinking, here,...
06-29-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,514
Posted By Kapusta

On Bike Forums? A lot.

On Bike Forums?

A lot.
06-29-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,166
Posted By Kapusta

Sweet bike! I am a little surprised they...

Sweet bike!

I am a little surprised they chose the “WT” versions of the Minion tires to put on 26mm rims.
06-29-19, 06:28 AM
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Views: 1,013
Posted By Kapusta

As far as how fast it is, it probably makes a...

As far as how fast it is, it probably makes a difference WHICH Race King model you are looking at. I am always leery of the cheaper versions of well regarded tires.

I had a set of Race Kings, back...
06-29-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,514
Posted By Kapusta

Thanks for posting these. These sound like rides...

Thanks for posting these. These sound like rides I could get my better half and non-mtb cycling friends to do if we ever get out there.

Sorry, off topic......

Kickstands.
06-29-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Kapusta

Nothing happened to it. All else equal...

Nothing happened to it.

All else equal (tread pattern, casing construction, psi), wider tires do roll faster.
06-28-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Kapusta

Huh, I guess it must be different depending where...

Huh, I guess it must be different depending where you are. Most I see (which is not that many) are on the trails. I don’t see any around town except for e-bikes.

I could see them being popular in...
06-28-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,514
Posted By Kapusta

You have to be careful, some trees won’t hold the...

You have to be careful, some trees won’t hold the bike up straight....
06-28-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Kapusta

Well that is exactly what they are made for.......

Well that is exactly what they are made for.... challenging terrain. They excel not only in sand and snow, but also when trails are in less than stellar conditions (leaves, some mud) or when there...
06-28-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Kapusta

I own a fat bike and love it for its intended...

I own a fat bike and love it for its intended purpose, but if you are riding it on the road - even dirt road or bike path / rail-to-trail - it is really a poor choice. You basically get all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kapusta

To pile on.... yes, 20mm is significant. ...

To pile on.... yes, 20mm is significant.

Whether a 70mm stem is appropriate really depends on your fit needs. Also depends of the reach of the bar you are using. Needing a stem that short puts one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,848
Posted By Kapusta

As irrelevant to me as they are now.

As irrelevant to me as they are now.
06-27-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Kapusta

Have you been living under a rock?

Have you been living under a rock?
06-27-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,514
Posted By Kapusta

I just lean the bike against something. Wall...

I just lean the bike against something.

Wall
Tree
Fence
Railing
Sign post
Telephone pole
Stack of old pallets
06-26-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,985
Posted By Kapusta

For street riding I don't use a helmet "light"....

For street riding I don't use a helmet "light". More like a white blinky on the front (and a red blinky on the back) just to be seen at night.

As far as MTB.... If I plan to night ride, my setup...
06-26-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,985
Posted By Kapusta

One thing to consider is that if (and this is a...

One thing to consider is that if (and this is a big “if”) the extra brightness is gained by a more efficient LED, and the runtimes are really the same the higher output, the brighter light can be run...
06-25-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,944
Posted By Kapusta

Salsa seems to have good taste in the saddles...

Salsa seems to have good taste in the saddles they spec. Both the Volt and and the Silverado I mentioned came on Salsas (Wednesday and Casseroll).

EDIT: Oops. My bad, fhs Wednesday is Surly, not...
06-25-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,093
Posted By Kapusta

You are basically describing the mix that I ride...

You are basically describing the mix that I ride all the time. A mix of pavement, chip-seal, really crappy pavement, and gravel.

38mm Barlow Pass. I never wish I was on a different tire on any...
06-25-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kapusta

Wow, that's hot.

Wow, that's hot.
06-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,524
Posted By Kapusta

In my experience with many bike shops in many...

In my experience with many bike shops in many towns throughout the US, about half the employees I talk to are either ill-informed, BSing, or both.

Some towns are worse than others. It can also...
06-24-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Kapusta

I could not follow everything in your post, but...

I could not follow everything in your post, but are you sure it is the dropouts that are misaligned and not simply the wheel dish being off?

You can check this by installing the wheel backwards...
06-24-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By Kapusta

Seeing as the OP replaced only the pads, and did...

Seeing as the OP replaced only the pads, and did not have the issue before pad replacement, this clearly has nothing to do with the levers he is using. He has the right levers for his brakes.

To...
06-23-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,583
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, in terms of time vs workout, I do get a lot...

Yeah, in terms of time vs workout, I do get a lot more bang-for-the-buck running than cycling.

It is kind of hard on my body, though.
06-22-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,110
Posted By Kapusta

The issue might have been that you did not have...

The issue might have been that you did not have the map downloaded for offline use. GPS would still work, but without the base-map downloaded, your phone can’t tell you where you are.

The whole...
06-22-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Kapusta

If the noise is coming from the ring maybe the...

If the noise is coming from the ring maybe the issue is the nine speed chain on the NW ring. I am guessing that most NW rings are designed with the inner width of 10-11-12 speed chains in mind. I...
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