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04-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 553
Posted By Kapusta

I was not aware this was a requirement for...

I was not aware this was a requirement for posting on BF :wtf:
04-04-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By Kapusta

Did you try Googling ďroad bike vs mountain bike...

Did you try Googling ďroad bike vs mountain bike differenceĒ?

Is there something more specific you want to know?
04-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By Kapusta

Good eye. I was wondering if anyone was going to...

Good eye. I was wondering if anyone was going to catch that.

On this size of this frame, the brake caliper blocks the rack mount on the non-drive side.
03-27-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
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, 07:09 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
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: 10,758
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: 10,758
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: 10,758
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,364
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, 07:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,038
Posted By Kapusta

It is not unique to bikes.

It is not unique to bikes.
03-23-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
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: 10,758
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, 09:30 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 19,270
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, 06:53 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
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: 10,758
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.
...
03-14-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,238
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: 12,238
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: 12,238
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: 12,238
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: 2,457
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: 86
Views: 4,108
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,238
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: 7,072
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...
03-04-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By Kapusta

I set mine up exactly as you are showing.

I set mine up exactly as you are showing.
02-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,258
Posted By Kapusta

I figured that guy might be you.:)

I figured that guy might be you.:)
02-25-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
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.
02-19-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By Kapusta

How about a colostomy bag as well?

How about a colostomy bag as well?
02-17-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,237
Posted By Kapusta

With mountain bikes you get more "X". Instead of...

With mountain bikes you get more "X". Instead of names like Acera, Alivio (headache medicine?) and Deore (sounds like "bore"), you get SLX, XT and XTR (the latter two being better because the X comes...
02-11-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,735
Posted By Kapusta

This thread is like debating whether smaller...

This thread is like debating whether smaller shoes fit better than larger shoes.
02-09-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,913
Posted By Kapusta

We call it a Divorce Horse.

We call it a Divorce Horse.
02-08-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,969
Posted By Kapusta

Well I guess that blows the theory being passed...

Well I guess that blows the theory being passed around this thread that companies not publishing weighs have something to hide.

Also, it took me about 1 minute of searching to find a claimed...
02-08-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,969
Posted By Kapusta

So, the OP would rather be given numbers that may...

So, the OP would rather be given numbers that may be unreliable than be told the number is unavailable.

This inclination is not uncommon, and leads to a lot of misinformation.

Yes, weights are...
02-07-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,969
Posted By Kapusta

Well if you think it is so unacceptable that some...

Well if you think it is so unacceptable that some companies do not list weights, then don't buy from those companies.
02-06-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,237
Posted By Kapusta

You donít need a more expensive bike. What...

You donít need a more expensive bike.

What you need is more bikes.
01-29-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By Kapusta

Every properly fitting 700c road/gravel bike I...

Every properly fitting 700c road/gravel bike I have owned has toe overlap.

A total non-issue for me.

Only becomes a potential issue at very low speed, and even then, avoiding it has become...
01-28-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,854
Posted By Kapusta

I ride about 70/30 pavement/gravel on my Fog...

I ride about 70/30 pavement/gravel on my Fog Cutter. Pavement ranges from OK to really bad.

I run 38s (Compass Barlow Pass) and they seem perfect.

If gravel is in the mix, I canít imagine...
01-28-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Kapusta

No experience, but I have noticed that bike and...

No experience, but I have noticed that bike and it looks rather compelling to me, especially for the price. Might be a little overbuilt for Rails-to-trails, but that's something I could overlook.
...
01-27-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Kapusta

I donít agree. Never say never. First of...

I donít agree. Never say never.

First of all, who says we are just talking about road riding? I actually mountain bike more.

But also, it depends what scenario you are talking about. If the...
01-24-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,854
Posted By Kapusta

Faster? I doubt it. Once you stick a set of 38mm...

Faster? I doubt it. Once you stick a set of 38mm gravel tires on an endurance bike, it basically IS a gravel bike, IMO.

More comfortable? No.

With road endurance bikes starting to fit fat tires...
01-21-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,735
Posted By Kapusta

That is a common misconception about Compass...

That is a common misconception about Compass tires. The thing to keep in mind is that it is the sidewalls that are very thin and supple. There is actually a decent thickness under the tread itself....
01-16-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,258
Posted By Kapusta

BD does offer bikes at a pretty good price, but...

BD does offer bikes at a pretty good price, but you need to understand the trade-offs.

First, you have to be able to basically re-build the thing yourself. Yes, they come mostly assembled, but...
01-06-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Kapusta

Is the Cannondale Trail 8 really any better than...

Is the Cannondale Trail 8 really any better than what you have? I think you may be wasting your daughter's money.

Only you know the gift-giving dynamics and expectations are in your family, so do...
01-06-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,737
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, that was the specific intent of the OP.

Actually, that was the specific intent of the OP.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-05-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Kapusta

Measure the frame reach and stack (google it) of...

Measure the frame reach and stack (google it) of the bike that fits well and compare it to the geometry chart for the Wednesday.

But keep in mind that the small Wed is designed around a stem in...
12-30-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,942
Posted By Kapusta

$10,000 is not much to work with. Probably...

$10,000 is not much to work with.

Probably best to go used. Check Craigslist.

If you must go new, try Bikes Direct. They are a decent budget option

Or maybe just save up to get what you...
12-23-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Kapusta

"Reach" and "top tube length" are not the same...

"Reach" and "top tube length" are not the same thing. The former (the horizontal distance from the BB to top of the head tube) is a more useful means of comparing how two frames will fit.

You have...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Kapusta

Surly Wednesday in the Blue Monday build checks...

Surly Wednesday in the Blue Monday build checks all of those boxes.

- Thru-axles front AND back........check
- hydraulic brakes (i don't see month-long trips in foreign countries in my future so...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-17-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Kapusta

I would argue that differences in tire...

I would argue that differences in tire construction and materials would make MORE of a difference when the tires are such a big part of the weight of the bike. Reducing rotating weight by 20% means a...
12-17-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By Kapusta

In terms of crashing, the main difference I find...

In terms of crashing, the main difference I find is that with FS I am going faster when it happens.
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