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09-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,946
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: 531
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: 531
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: 531
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: 513
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: 667
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: 513
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: 673
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: 673
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: 891
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: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

I think that is a good observation.

I think that is a good observation.
09-16-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 39
Views: 940
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: 39
Views: 940
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: 5,282
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: 5,282
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 39
Views: 940
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: 39
Views: 940
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 39
Views: 940
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 200
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: 891
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: 184
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 128
Views: 2,416
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: 36
Views: 847
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: 36
Views: 847
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: 5,282
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: 5,282
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...
09-14-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

28s are puny. Not even worth arguing over.

28s are puny. Not even worth arguing over.
09-14-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

This comparison of modern road bikes vs older...

This comparison of modern road bikes vs older road bikes really beside the point.

The issue here is how modern gravel bikes compare to modern road bike.

Yes, modern road bikes have a lot of...
09-13-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

I used to believe that. Stayed in that abusive...

I used to believe that. Stayed in that abusive relationship for many years.

Then I got a bike with slightly relaxed geo that could take 35s and realized how wrong I was.
09-13-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 937
Posted By Kapusta

BF threads would be awesome if posters got more...

BF threads would be awesome if posters got more drunk as the thread went on.
09-13-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

I understand why people may think riding on...

I understand why people may think riding on gravel is more dangerous than pavement. Especially if their gravel experience was on pavement-specific road bikes.

But I think it is in fact generally...
09-13-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

That already exists. Its called a Gravel...

That already exists.

Its called a Gravel Bike :p
09-13-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

I completely agree.

I completely agree.
09-13-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

Thats crazy talk :lol:

Thats crazy talk :lol:
09-13-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

I don't know what the future of the marketing is,...

I don't know what the future of the marketing is, but the bikes themselves I think are here to stay for a while, and are going to take a decently sized bite out of the pavement-only road bikes as...
09-13-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

You don’t. You RIDE to the gravel roads.

You don’t. You RIDE to the gravel roads.
09-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 937
Posted By Kapusta

Every time I try the 2nd wheelset thing, it grows...

Every time I try the 2nd wheelset thing, it grows into a 2nd bike.
09-13-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Kapusta

What kind of bars?

What kind of bars?
09-13-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,578
Posted By Kapusta

For dual use.... I’d definitely get 2x.

For dual use.... I’d definitely get 2x.
09-13-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,282
Posted By Kapusta

If you think that people buy Gravel bikes...

If you think that people buy Gravel bikes specifically for riding on only gravel, then I think you do NOT in fact understand why most people buy them.

Everyone I know who has gotten a gravel bike...
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 847
Posted By Kapusta

OMG, I want that saddle!!! That is the...

OMG, I want that saddle!!!

That is the longest stem and narrowest bars I have seen in 20 years. I can't believe I used to ride setups like that. Terrifying, in retrospect.
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