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03-27-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

This does not mean what you seem to think it...

This does not mean what you seem to think it means.

There is a reason that the people trying to misinform you only show you that screenshot, rather than the actual link to the actual page:...
03-26-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,044
Posted By Kapusta

Sure, but in THEIR case, the "re-enactor" comment...

Sure, but in THEIR case, the "re-enactor" comment WOULD apply. That was the part of the discussion I assumed you were responding to. I guess I misunderstood your point.

I think some folks are...
03-26-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

The fact that these mind-numbingly stupid...

The fact that these mind-numbingly stupid comparisons to completely different diseases persists just goes to show how bad many people are at understanding the situation.

Its like there is a guy...
03-25-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

How are you defining “panic”? I define it as...

How are you defining “panic”? I define it as over-reacting and doing stupid things as a result.

Other then people buying more toilet paper than they need, I’m not seeing panic. If anything I am...
03-25-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

People think differently when they are not in...

People think differently when they are not in denial.
03-25-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

At the time of that clip, a vaccine was available.

At the time of that clip, a vaccine was available.
03-25-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,044
Posted By Kapusta

You might want to do the math on that and...

You might want to do the math on that and re-evaluate that claim :foo:

For any of those people, vinyl has been a niche their entire lives.
03-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,044
Posted By Kapusta

Except that that Rivendell was never anything but...

Except that that Rivendell was never anything but niche.

LPs are the 26Ē mtb of the media world.
03-24-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Kapusta

Glad you got it in. Iíve done quite a few mallet...

Glad you got it in. Iíve done quite a few mallet & wood block installs before rigging up a DIY headset press.

As for the crown race, Iíve become fond of split crown races.
03-24-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,566
Posted By Kapusta

It is not unique to bikes.

It is not unique to bikes.
03-24-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

Sort of true, but misses the point. First...

Sort of true, but misses the point.

First “all they are doing” is not much. In the western world, only Italy has actually done much lockdown for more than a week so far. Heck, most of the US is...
03-23-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,937
Posted By Kapusta

I am riding solo. Thatís what 90% of riding is...

I am riding solo. Thatís what 90% of riding is normally, so not that big of a change.

Biggest difference for me is my mountain biking. I am riding more cautiously. With things about get real bad...
03-23-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By Kapusta

:lol: I wonder how many people get this?

:lol:
I wonder how many people get this?
03-23-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

S Korea did that by successfully CONTAINING it....

S Korea did that by successfully CONTAINING it. Once that horse leaves the barn, itís gone.

In the US, that horse left the barn and burned it down on its way out about 35,000 cases ago. The...
03-20-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

We will be very lucky if only 60K people die from...

We will be very lucky if only 60K people die from Covid-19 this year, even with the disruptive measures. We will be lucky of only 4 times that number die. Covid-19 is about 10 times as deadly as the...
03-20-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

Current estimates of the death toll in the US in...

Current estimates of the death toll in the US in the absence of strict mitigation measures is 1.1 to 2.2 million. Perhaps you don't think 2.2 million Americans dropping dead is a big deal as long as...
03-20-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

I think this opinion piece in the NYT sums up...

I think this opinion piece in the NYT sums up pretty well the problems with the messaging around masks:Why Telling People They Donít Need Masks Backfired...
03-20-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Kapusta

The two best solutions I know of are... 1-...

The two best solutions I know of are...

1- the seatpost clamp that Happy Feet posted.

2- Use a rack stay like this that uses the hole in the seat-stay bridge. It should work with just about any...
03-20-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,064
Posted By Kapusta

FWIW, IMBA has recommended clubs cancel...

FWIW, IMBA has recommended clubs cancel gatherings for groups rides and trail work.

I have been out on the trails and the road by myself a lot in the past 10 days. The road riding through town...
03-19-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

OK, I see the confusion. What I meant was that it...

OK, I see the confusion. What I meant was that it stays active when in aerosol form. Bad choice of words on my part. I did not mean to imply that this proved it in fact happens in the wild. I meant...
03-19-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

You are making assumptions about by understanding...

You are making assumptions about by understanding of the study.

My point of posting it is to question the idea that there is no chance of it being spread via aerosol.

The CDC and NIH are both...
03-18-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,998
Posted By Kapusta

A study just published in the New England Journal...

A study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that This Coronavirus DOES remain airborne and active in aerosol form for a period of time.
...
03-17-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,064
Posted By Kapusta

Went on a solo ride in the woods yesterday. Did...

Went on a solo ride in the woods yesterday. Did not encounter a single person. Canít see any possible reason not to do this.

Someone from my local mtb club is starting up group rides next week....
03-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,064
Posted By Kapusta

Our local road club has canceled group rides, and...

Our local road club has canceled group rides, and I think that was a wise move.

I donít think the 6í rule of thumb takes into account a special circumstance of being precisely downwind of a person...
03-14-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,678
Posted By Kapusta

If this outbreak goes where the best experts fear...

If this outbreak goes where the best experts fear it could (and likely will if we donít take more drastic action than we are now) it will be a lot more deaths than any flu outbreak in most of our...
03-14-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,678
Posted By Kapusta

Are you really this clueless, or is this some...

Are you really this clueless, or is this some sort of performance art?
03-12-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,678
Posted By Kapusta

Good point, it really just gives us a mulligan....

Good point, it really just gives us a mulligan. Maybe we'll have enough tests by then :bang:
03-12-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,678
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ Some places (Hong Kong, Japan, South...

This^^^

Some places (Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea ) handled it better than Italy with much better results.

So far, the US seems to be doing its best to emulate Italyís response which landed...
03-09-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,355
Posted By Kapusta

My 30 year old car blew a head gasket. Iím...

My 30 year old car blew a head gasket.

Iím done with cars.
03-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,973
Posted By Kapusta

This had affected my purchasing behavior. I just...

This had affected my purchasing behavior. I just ordered a few bike components I plan to replace (tires, a chainring, and chain) that I likely wonít need until this summer due to the uncertainty if...
03-07-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,678
Posted By Kapusta

As far as affecting my cycling..... It...

As far as affecting my cycling.....

It probably won't affect my local cycling, other than I may avoid some group rides if this hits my area.

On the other hand, I may be re-assessing some...
03-07-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,678
Posted By Kapusta

The CDC, WHO, and pretty much all the experts...

The CDC, WHO, and pretty much all the experts seem to think otherwise.

The mode of transmission is similar to the flu, possibly just a tad slower. BUT (and this is a huge) there is currently no...
03-06-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 6,846
Posted By Kapusta

If I struggled with clipless like some folks in...

If I struggled with clipless like some folks in this thread do, I might not ride them.

But my experience has been that I have zero issues getting in or out of them.

I can put a foot down or get...
03-05-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, I have looked and to me It looks like they...

Yes, I have looked and to me It looks like they are angled the way they are for use with the clamps that go over the wheels. But with a full coverage rear fender there is no clamp over the rear...
03-05-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Kapusta

That does not look like the best solution to me...

That does not look like the best solution to me for a fendered bike.

The front arm is pushing back, and it is completely dependent on the rear strap to pull back against it. The cradle the rear...
03-04-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Kapusta

I donít know what the minimum size is in terms of...

I donít know what the minimum size is in terms of getting the tire to mount and stay on securely, but if you run tires with any sort of side knobs, if you go too narrow then the tire profile may be...
03-04-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,303
Posted By Kapusta

I set mine up exactly as you are showing.

I set mine up exactly as you are showing.
03-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 6,846
Posted By Kapusta

Iím either going with clipless or flat pedal (no...

Iím either going with clipless or flat pedal (no toe clips).

There are clip-less shoes that are pretty comfortable to walk around in.

But really, I think any sort of foot retention is...
02-29-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By Kapusta

Mountains of Misery in SW Virginia is a century...

Mountains of Misery in SW Virginia is a century with over 10KĒ climbing.
02-28-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,092
Posted By Kapusta

If the 11 has the range you need, and you are OK...

If the 11 has the range you need, and you are OK with the gear spacing, then you don't need the extra gear.

11x1 speed with a 32t ring and 11-46 cassette gives me all the range I need and I am...
02-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,092
Posted By Kapusta

I figured that guy might be you.:)

I figured that guy might be you.:)
02-25-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By Kapusta

Oops, I missed the STAs you listed. 71.5 is...

Oops, I missed the STAs you listed.

71.5 is incredibly slack STA for a 2020 bike. If that is the correct STA for that XTC, it is an outlier.

I am a little puzzled about those frame reach...
02-25-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By Kapusta

The idea that we are returning back to the geo...

The idea that we are returning back to the geo from days or yore is a bit far-fetched, IMO.

You can't just look at individual geo numbers, you need to look at the whole package.The numbers the OP...
02-25-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Kapusta

Make a pencil mark. Does not matter if it is...

Make a pencil mark. Does not matter if it is perfectly centered.
02-25-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Kapusta

If Al or steel: Hose clamp guide with hack saw or...

If Al or steel: Hose clamp guide with hack saw or pipe cutter. Whichever you already own.

Clean up with file in either case.

If CF hacksaw only, do not use a pipe cutter.
02-25-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Kapusta

How do know they need to be faced? Kind of hard...

How do know they need to be faced? Kind of hard to tell you how to convince them when we donít even know why YOU think they need it.
02-25-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Kapusta

What material is it?

What material is it?
02-25-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Kapusta

Measure from each crank to the centerline of the...

Measure from each crank to the centerline of the down tube and add together.

Takes about the same amount of time as it took me to write this.
02-20-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Kapusta

I would not even think twice about running a...

I would not even think twice about running a 2.15Ē tire on a 18mm ID.

i mean, if I was already planning to get a new rim anyway, Iíd bump it up some, but the differences are really splitting...
02-19-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

How about a colostomy bag as well?

How about a colostomy bag as well?
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