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09-27-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 21,055
Posted By Kapusta

I agree old-school HTs make pretty good street...

I agree old-school HTs make pretty good street bikes and commuters. I have one for that very purpose.

New-school “progressive” geo.... not so much,. I mean, they work, but not the most fun to ride...
09-27-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 21,055
Posted By Kapusta

I had never thought of it that way. Good point ...

I had never thought of it that way. Good point

MTBs moved in to fill the gaping chasm that pavement racing bikes never filled very well for the average rider.

And back in the 80s and 90s, hard...
09-27-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Kapusta

i am a little confused. 30/39/50 and 30/42/50 are...

i am a little confused. 30/39/50 and 30/42/50 are very common road triples, and most 3x road front derailleurs can handle that. They would handle what you have as well, you just need the move it down...
09-26-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, as long as the frame and/or fork is rated...

Yes, as long as the frame and/or fork is rated for a larger rotor, you just need the adaptor (and rotor).
09-26-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Kapusta

The key is to add plenty of money.

The key is to add plenty of money.
09-26-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By Kapusta

I am giving the benefit of the doubt that this is...

I am giving the benefit of the doubt that this is not a troll post.....

You can wear any shoe, but some shoes are better than others.
09-25-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Kapusta

If I find myself swapping tires more than a few...

If I find myself swapping tires more than a few times a year, that leads to a second wheel-set, and a second wheel-set always grows into a new bike.

But as far as the tires go... no problems if...
09-25-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

Useless? Seriously? I used a hanging rack...

Useless? Seriously?

I used a hanging rack (Thule Spare Me) exclusively from 2002-2015. Never came across an FS bike that did not fit, including the 6 I owned....

2000 SC Superlight
2003 SC...
09-24-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,097
Posted By Kapusta

To each his own, I guess. What I question is...

To each his own, I guess.

What I question is why people think they need tires narrower than 32mm for just about anything.
09-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Kapusta

Is there a logo on the head tube?

Is there a logo on the head tube?
09-23-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,955
Posted By Kapusta

After ordering, trying on, and then returning a...

After ordering, trying on, and then returning a lot of gloves that did not fit my short fingers and wide palms, I came across the Dakine Covert. Perfect!
09-23-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

And I get that, too. Not everyone is comfortable...

And I get that, too. Not everyone is comfortable with it.

FWIW, I hauled both a CF road bike and Al MTB 40K-50K miles with no issues. This included 6 trips across the country plus 3 summers living...
09-23-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

If I had a swinging gate with a spare tire, I'd...

If I had a swinging gate with a spare tire, I'd just get a Spare Me Rack. Used one on my 2003 CR-V for 13 years. Best bike hauling setup I have used, and say that as someone who has been using a 1UP...
09-22-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By Kapusta

I love Cowbells for road and gravel, I think it...

I love Cowbells for road and gravel, I think it checks most of your boxes, but it depends on what you consider “little” flare. The Cowbell is flared but just a little bit
09-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Kapusta

I think GP was prescient about some things, in...

I think GP was prescient about some things, in particular I the idea that most people are not well served with the racing-oriented bikes that dominated “road” cycling over the past few decades.

i...
09-20-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Kapusta

I said 80mm EXTRA reach. Like the forward sweep...

I said 80mm EXTRA reach. Like the forward sweep the OP is talking about.

So instead of an 80mm reach bar, like you say, a bar would have a 160mm reach.
09-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Kapusta

What the OP is talking about does not make the...

What the OP is talking about does not make the bike fit any better.
09-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Kapusta

If you need a 200 mm stem, the bike does not fit...

If you need a 200 mm stem, the bike does not fit you.

If you need a120mm stem with bars that have an extra 80mm reach, the bike still does not fit you.
09-17-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By Kapusta

OK, his TIRES are 27.5x3. Not his rims.

OK, his TIRES are 27.5x3. Not his rims.
09-17-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Kapusta

I would think that what you are thinking of would...

I would think that what you are thinking of would need to be really tight fitting in order to have the needed control over the cleatl. And even then I think you would lose many of the benefits of...
09-17-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By Kapusta

27.5 x 3” rim? You mean the rim was 3” wide? Is...

27.5 x 3” rim? You mean the rim was 3” wide? Is this a fat bike?
09-16-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 709
Posted By Kapusta

if you are considerably lighter than 250 lbs,...

if you are considerably lighter than 250 lbs, then you would in fact be nuts to ride that Maxxis Aggressor at 60psi.
09-16-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 709
Posted By Kapusta

It is based on tire age and climate.

It is based on tire age and climate.
09-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 920
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve learned not to “stockpile” parts. I usually...

I’ve learned not to “stockpile” parts. I usually end up stuck with old new parts in the box that I no longer need.

I think the same thing would happen if I made decisions based on getting bikes to...
09-16-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,674
Posted By Kapusta

I think that is a good observation.

I think that is a good observation.
09-16-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

I you prefer a torn headliner to a scratch on a...

I you prefer a torn headliner to a scratch on a bike, I am pretty sure you are in the minority on that one.

But the my point was that you can just watch what you are doing and not damage either.
09-16-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

if you don’t pay attention to how you are loadihg...

if you don’t pay attention to how you are loadihg a hanging rack, you can scratch the bikes.

If you don’t pay attention to how you stick your bike in your car, you can damage the interior.

OK,...
09-16-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kapusta

I got by for years without one, but since 10 and...

I got by for years without one, but since 10 and especially 11 speeds started showing up in our stable, the DAG is some of the best money I’ve spent.
09-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kapusta

What? I never said you should not fix a bent...

What? I never said you should not fix a bent parallelogram.

I also never said a DAG would single handedly cure all alignment issues.

Just because it can’t fix every problem does not make it a...
09-16-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,674
Posted By Kapusta

Something different like.... taking your gravel...

Something different like.... taking your gravel bike?:)
09-16-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,674
Posted By Kapusta

I used to get a kick out of reading the comments...

I used to get a kick out of reading the comments on the local road riding listserv crying and complaining about the conditions of the roads and the unridable chipseal.

These were the same folks...
09-16-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

Why do keep posting this? Your proposed...

Why do keep posting this?

Your proposed solution (in the car with the wheels on) will only work with one bike in many cars unless you want to start piling them up.

If you only have one bike,...
09-16-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kapusta

People also need to realize that what is “close...

People also need to realize that what is “close enough” 40 years ago, or even 20 years ago means something very different than today. Hangars have much lower tolerances than they used to for proper...
09-16-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kapusta

Are you telling me that when you see a cage out...

Are you telling me that when you see a cage out of alignment you start by straightening that BEFORE you check the alignment of the hangar?

If so, I’m not letting you anywhere near my bikes.

The...
09-16-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

I find it a funny that people ride their bikes...

I find it a funny that people ride their bikes outside on the road all the time, exposing them to rain, bugs, dirt, and mud.

Yet as soon as the ride is over, these same bike must be protected from...
09-16-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kapusta

Anyone who thinks they can eyeball whether a...

Anyone who thinks they can eyeball whether a hangar is straight as well as a DAG is delusional.

And anyone who thinks they can eyeball whether a hangar is straight enough for 11 speed to work...
09-15-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

Wow, look how badly this rack covers up the...

Wow, look how badly this rack covers up the license plate and tail lights!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x522/fullsizerender_b83a8436ca538c9504cefc1bd5b12490c57d638e.jpg...
09-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Kapusta

Why are you getting a 10 speed chain? If you...

Why are you getting a 10 speed chain?

If you want to run a single ring in the front using the small ring 64bcd bolt pattern, I would consider an offset ring like this:...
09-15-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 920
Posted By Kapusta

Spend an extra $700-$1000 just to have a...

Spend an extra $700-$1000 just to have a compatible backup?

That is utterly asinine.
09-15-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Kapusta

Waste of money, IMO. If you are...

Waste of money, IMO.

If you are experiencing anything short of great shifting, it is almost certainly something other than the shifter model.
09-14-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

In addition to the low odds of being involved in...

In addition to the low odds of being involved in a rear end collision while having a bike on your rack, even if you are, there is a 50% chance it is the front of your car, not the rear, taking the...
09-14-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

Now you need someone to explain “risk...

Now you need someone to explain “risk assessment”. :)​​​​​​​
09-14-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

So are you suggesting sticking all those inside...

So are you suggesting sticking all those inside your impressa?
09-14-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

If you only carry one bike, than a single tray...

If you only carry one bike, than a single tray 1Up does not obscure anything when folded up (I mention this sinse you had concerns about the legality of it blocking the lights or plates.
09-14-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,288
Posted By Kapusta

I think you are far more likely to bang up your...

I think you are far more likely to bang up your bike and mess up the interior of you car doing that than getting rear-ended. Not to mention it is more of a PITA if you need to be folding seats down...
09-14-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kapusta

Huh. I grew up in Sparta. Maybe I will see this...

Huh. I grew up in Sparta. Maybe I will see this vintage gem out on the trails next time I am visiting family with my MTB.
09-14-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kapusta

That design has no pedal kickback, and it does...

That design has no pedal kickback, and it does not stiffen under pedaling load. If anything, it bobs. It is essentially a URT design.

The design kinda sucks but not for the reason you state.
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09-14-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,674
Posted By Kapusta

I think what is happening is that more and more...

I think what is happening is that more and more people have (IMO wisely) stopped caring what pro racers are using for paved road races. Because if you are not in the middle of a paved road race, why...
09-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,674
Posted By Kapusta

IMO, what you are seeing over the past 10 years...

IMO, what you are seeing over the past 10 years is the influence of Gravel bikes on road bikes. I do not think it is coincidence that we saw the emergence of “endurance road” with larger tire...
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