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04-19-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Kapusta

Then you are likely out of luck getting any help...

Then you are likely out of luck getting any help on the ID. Heck, I can’t even make out the brand of the bike.
04-18-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 722
Posted By Kapusta

Cafe Du Cycliste.

Cafe Du Cycliste.
04-18-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Kapusta

Don’t know from the info given if your issues are...

Don’t know from the info given if your issues are due to worn cables or bad setup (you did not even say if the bike is new or how old the cables are). But I doubt they are due to the quality of the...
04-17-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 839
Posted By Kapusta

Well I guess it makes sense for you to make your...

Well I guess it makes sense for you to make your argument here, since it makes little sense in the context of the discussion/thread it is actually referring to.
04-17-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 839
Posted By Kapusta

If you want to continue this discussion from...

If you want to continue this discussion from another thread, how about picking it up in the thread that it started?
04-17-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kapusta

Ha! Good one. But seriously that is actually...

Ha! Good one.

But seriously that is actually a useful term that describes a particular TYPE of hybrid.

Problem with the term “Hybrid” is that in includes everything from lightweight flat bar...
04-16-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kapusta

“Hybrid” is quite possibly the most useless and...

“Hybrid” is quite possibly the most useless and vague cycle-related term ever coined.

The sooner things get labeled more usefully, the better.
04-16-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kapusta

The OPs description of the future of gravel bikes...

The OPs description of the future of gravel bikes taking 2.1” tires is a little off, because the reality is that such a thing has been around in the market for at least a decade. They are just not...
04-15-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kapusta

Show me an example of a production bike from 1995...

Show me an example of a production bike from 1995 with disc brakes or even disc tabs on the frame and fork. I am guessing that if it was out there, it was some very specific proprietary system. It...
04-15-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kapusta

Other than people testing prototypes, nobody was...

Other than people testing prototypes, nobody was mountain biking with disc bakes in the mid 90s.

Hayes Mag brakes (the first mass marketed disc brake) did not even come out until 1997.
04-15-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kapusta

One could argue that the burlier Gravel Bikes are...

One could argue that the burlier Gravel Bikes are filling in the gap left open as Mountain Bikes became better at mountain biking, and worse at road/gravel riding.

Of course, my take is that...
04-15-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Kapusta

That is 2mm travel difference for the shock. The...

That is 2mm travel difference for the shock. The actual difference in rear wheel travel would be more.

Bike will sit lower and slacker with the 200mm length. Higher and steeper with the 210mm.
...
04-14-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Kapusta

I think all the emphasis in advertising around...

I think all the emphasis in advertising around the most extreme stuff (which almost nobody actually does) really turns a lot of people off trying the sport.

I have recently coaxed a number of my...
04-14-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Kapusta

Road and MTB fit are very different animals....

Road and MTB fit are very different animals. Every decade that goes by, conventional wisdom around fit diverge farther and farther

Fit can even change between different types of mountain bikes.
...
04-14-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By Kapusta

Unless you’re a stickler for getting correct...

Unless you’re a stickler for getting correct information... no, not really.
04-14-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,586
Posted By Kapusta

There are a lot of component companies in play in...

There are a lot of component companies in play in the MTB market these days.
04-14-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Kapusta

Without giving us numbers to work with, this is...

Without giving us numbers to work with, this is really not answerable.

tell us what the chainring sizes and cassette ranges the two bikes have. Or at the very least, what the smallest ring and...
04-13-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 839
Posted By Kapusta

You mean the thread where he asked what the...

You mean the thread where he asked what the functional difference was between the 1999 yeti Ht and other high end HTs of the time and nobody could give him a straight answer because nobody else knew...
04-12-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 839
Posted By Kapusta

If the price is right And it is something to get...

If the price is right And it is something to get started on... sure.

For hardtails, the difference will not be as big as for FS, but even for the latter, if the price is right a 2010 FS will still...
04-12-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 894
Posted By Kapusta

Have you actually ripped pants on these while...

Have you actually ripped pants on these while walking/carrying the bike?

I have several bikes with pinned pedals, and this has never happened to me wearing anything from tights to lightweight...
04-12-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,586
Posted By Kapusta

So when someone wants to know why bikes are more...

So when someone wants to know why bikes are more expensive, and the reason has to do with inflation, which in part has to do with monetary policy, how does one answer?

Or if the answer has to due...
04-12-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By Kapusta

Yep. Stack height can be increased with...

Yep.

Stack height can be increased with spacers and risers (in the case of flat bars). And seat height is even easier.

Reach is hard to reduce much without altering the steering handling.

As...
04-11-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ I'd go for the bike with the proper...

This^^^

I'd go for the bike with the proper reach, and if you need to raise the saddle and bars, just do it.
04-11-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Kapusta

That is fine if you only want the range of the...

That is fine if you only want the range of the current cassette in the middle ring. He could spend more and replace the cassette with a wider range one, but it is unlikely that the current RD will...
04-10-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Kapusta

A shorter stem is cheap to try. How wide are...

A shorter stem is cheap to try.

How wide are the bars? This is relevant.

Get a ruler and actually measure the stem and bars, and report in mm.

I would second the suggestion to consider...
04-10-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By Kapusta

You are so busy arguing with everyone you can...

You are so busy arguing with everyone you can that you’re getting us confused.

No, I am NOT the one who started talking about heavy weight hiking boots. In our discussion, that was you.

And...
04-09-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By Kapusta

This changed everything for me. ...

This changed everything for me.


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04-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By Kapusta

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes,...

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes, not heavy weight boots. Like my Tevas, Azolo, and Solomons.

Hiking boots for heavy loads or off trail hiking are not what the OP is looking for or...
04-09-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By Kapusta

There is a bit of discussion here about sole...

There is a bit of discussion here about sole stiffness. One needs to be specific what you are talking about and what PART of the sole you are talking about.

Yes, some hiking shoes have a stiff...
04-08-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Kapusta

Post a link to the specs and the original price.

Post a link to the specs and the original price.
04-07-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,586
Posted By Kapusta

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained...

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained unchanged from 2008-2017, and then dropped drastically in 2018.

There are many reasons for inflation, taxes are not one of them.
04-06-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Kapusta

You could treat yourself to a 9 speed Deore RD....

You could treat yourself to a 9 speed Deore RD. That will work with your shifter and an 8 speed cassette.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=33370
04-06-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Kapusta

What features? The sketchy 20-year-old geometry?...

What features? The sketchy 20-year-old geometry? The obsolete rear suspension design? The 26" Wheels?

Are the tires, bars and stem still stock?

And keep in mind that no matter how good of...
04-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Kapusta

You really won't know how much sag works best for...

You really won't know how much sag works best for you and that frame until you have the fork on the bike and start riding it. Don't buy the fork committing yourself to a lot of sag. Running too much...
04-06-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Kapusta

$700 is a lot for an 18 year old MTB, regardless...

$700 is a lot for an 18 year old MTB, regardless of the condition. Guess that is the reality of COVID bike prices.

The Lefty was definitely a good fork for the time, but that is no winner of a...
04-06-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,586
Posted By Kapusta

Digging the hole deeper. BTW, using your...

Digging the hole deeper.

BTW, using your CR-V example: I bought an AWD LX in 2003, and was recently looked at the new LX AWD model. In real dollars (adjusted for inflation) they cost roughly the...
04-06-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,586
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ The guy makes a ill-thought out...

This^^^

The guy makes a ill-thought out comment and then digs himself deeper by blaming everyone else for it.

Class act.
04-05-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,644
Posted By Kapusta

Well that makes three... so you’re welcome. ...

Well that makes three... so you’re welcome.

And relax, I was not shaming you, just letting the next person know so they don’t spent time looking into the OP’s question like I did.
04-05-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,644
Posted By Kapusta

This is a 5 year old thread asking about a...

This is a 5 year old thread asking about a specific - and now 5 year-old - model.
04-05-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Kapusta

It is highly unlikely that that derailleur you...

It is highly unlikely that that derailleur you linked to has the wrap capacity to handle multiple rings in the in the front - at least not while running that cassette. Of course with an 11-46t...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,922
Posted By Kapusta

I did a few stupid fast decent 20ish years ago I...

I did a few stupid fast decent 20ish years ago I am guessing near 60 from what other folks clocked, but these days I doubt I ever break 40mph. The payoff/risk ratio is just too low for me... and my...
04-05-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By Kapusta

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel...

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel to increase lagging tube patch sales. They have been struggling since tubeless came along.
04-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By Kapusta

People find conspiracy theories of global...

People find conspiracy theories of global bike-tube cabals easier to understand.
04-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By Kapusta

The “panic” may be over, but the shortage of many...

The “panic” may be over, but the shortage of many bike parts is still very real and is expected to continue for quite some time.... like for the rest of 2021.

Yes, prices will come back down...
04-05-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By Kapusta

I am frankly shocked at how much time some people...

I am frankly shocked at how much time some people in this thread are willing to spend doing the leg work searching for a bike for someone unwilling to do it themselves, who has done nothing but...
04-05-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By Kapusta

And advice is what I gave you. And you have...

And advice is what I gave you.

And you have apparently decided to ignore it, which begs the question of why you asked In the first placr.

Have you looked at the websites for Surly, Some, and...
04-04-21, 05:54 PM
04-04-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Kapusta

Might not have to drill out anything. If the...

Might not have to drill out anything.

If the threaded part of that binder matched the threads in the clamp, then he could lose the nut on the end of the binder and thread it right into the clamp. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By Kapusta

I completely understand where the concern about...

I completely understand where the concern about slipping off comes from, but times - and gear - have changed.

I suspect that people who are concerned about slipping off of a flat pedal in any road...
04-04-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,586
Posted By Kapusta

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are...

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are from different eras tells you basically zero about what the sport actually costs to participate in.
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