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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 958
Posted By Kapusta

Truth^^^^

Truth^^^^
08-13-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Kapusta

Get a set of Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass (35mm) or...

Get a set of Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass (35mm) or Barlow Pass (38mm) and you may not even bother with the second wheelset.
08-13-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 264
Posted By Kapusta

You missed the part where I imagined this being...

You missed the part where I imagined this being on gravel :)

But still (like you say), back to back 150 milers is a lot. And back to my point... if you get to that point, you really don’t need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 958
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve had great luck using these to mount extra...

I’ve had great luck using these to mount extra cages to a downtube (steel bike so it was narrow), seat post, and a handlebar,

https://www.amazon.com/Minoura-WBTC9520-BH-95X/dp/B003L9BEBQ
08-13-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Kapusta

One thing to keep in mind is that putting drops...

One thing to keep in mind is that putting drops on a frame meant for a flat bar will push you hand position much farther forward.
08-12-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 264
Posted By Kapusta

I would see how bar ends work on some longer...

I would see how bar ends work on some longer rides.

If you want to go with drops, I’d think about a new bike.

Regarding pedal choice.... by the time you are putting in 150 gravel mile days, you...
08-12-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,745
Posted By Kapusta

Touché! Yes, things could get even better.

Touché!

Yes, things could get even better.
08-12-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,745
Posted By Kapusta

I think it is nostalgia. If your definition of...

I think it is nostalgia. If your definition of cachet is someone who was building decades ago... then sure, the golden age is over.

But keep in mind that you usually don’t know you are in the...
08-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Kapusta

Rene Herse slicks in whatever size you can fit,...

Rene Herse slicks in whatever size you can fit, preferably in the Extralight version.

I run 38mm Barlow Pass tubeless. I use Orange Seal (this is what they used to recommend). No sidewall...
08-12-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Kapusta

Specify whether it tossed its oily cookies yet.

Specify whether it tossed its oily cookies yet.
08-12-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Kapusta

Yep. No problem. I have 2 older sets of wheels...

Yep. No problem. I have 2 older sets of wheels like this.
08-12-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Kapusta

You mean that “T”? Pretty sure it is an old Trek...

You mean that “T”? Pretty sure it is an old Trek logo.
08-12-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Kapusta

If you really want to know what is Point A to B...

If you really want to know what is Point A to B fastest - all else be damned - look at pro XC racing: you will see a mix of HT and FS. The ratio probably depends on the course. If you are riding...
08-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,745
Posted By Kapusta

Are we the last two people riding 5-Spots? :)

Are we the last two people riding 5-Spots? :)
08-12-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,518
Posted By Kapusta

If you feel like you know what you want, and you...

If you feel like you know what you want, and you try different bikes and appreciate the $2.5-3K bike more than the $2k or $1K options, then no, it is not crazy to spend that much if you can afford...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 958
Posted By Kapusta

I always use a backpack for MTB, but find it a...

I always use a backpack for MTB, but find it a drag on the road.

Many companies offer water bottle cage mounts that can strap/clamp to a downtube or seat post. I’ve had good luck with these.
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08-12-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Kapusta

You are way too focused on weight. On rougher...

You are way too focused on weight. On rougher trails an FS will often still be faster.

Full suspension is just one example of something that weighs more but in some cases makes you faster.
08-11-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,745
Posted By Kapusta

Taiwan can make bike frames just as well as any...

Taiwan can make bike frames just as well as any US or European factory can.

Ever ridden or looked closely at a Pivot?
08-11-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,745
Posted By Kapusta

What I don’t get (and thus my comment) is why...

What I don’t get (and thus my comment) is why someone lumps all East and Southeast Asian countries together and uses it as a derogatory term in this context. Sure there is some crap that comes from...
08-11-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,745
Posted By Kapusta

By “Asian” you mean all ~50 counties in Asia? Or...

By “Asian” you mean all ~50 counties in Asia? Or just all the dozen or so with people that look “Asian”?
08-11-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 979
Posted By Kapusta

Life is too short to dicker around a painful...

Life is too short to dicker around a painful saddles designed for a different anatomy.

Kick this one to the curb, and get a different saddle recommended by other women.
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08-11-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 884
Posted By Kapusta

I think next spring there may be a lot of lightly...

I think next spring there may be a lot of lightly used bikes on the market.

Another hot commodity are camper vans. This works out great for my wife and I as we planned to get one in the next few...
08-11-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By Kapusta

Oh. So they ARE made in Taiwan. Unless...

Oh. So they ARE made in Taiwan.

Unless something has significantly changed in the past couple years, their frames are definitely made in a factory in Taiwan. They work pretty closely with them,...
08-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,745
Posted By Kapusta

Why spend $1 on an orange when I can get an apple...

Why spend $1 on an orange when I can get an apple for half that?
08-11-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 979
Posted By Kapusta

“This food tastes fine. You are just eating it...

“This food tastes fine. You are just eating it wrong.”
08-11-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By Kapusta

Wow. When did they move it to burma? Is that...

Wow. When did they move it to burma?

Is that your frame?
08-11-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By Kapusta

You got some info to back up that claim regarding...

You got some info to back up that claim regarding Pivot Cycles?

Pretty sure Pivots are welded up in Taiwan. They make the moulds and a bit of the tooling in the US and ship that to Taiwan to...
08-11-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 979
Posted By Kapusta

MTBR has a pretty active forum for women:...

MTBR has a pretty active forum for women: https://forums.mtbr.com/womens-lounge/

It is a mountIan bike site, but the saddle issues are likely not road bike specific.

They will likely mock your...
08-10-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Kapusta

Padding or a chamois in your shorts have nothing...

Padding or a chamois in your shorts have nothing to do with that (other than thick soft padding might make it worse).

It is the shape and tilt of the saddle that makes a difference with this.
...
08-09-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Kapusta

Tights are not necessarily “compression” shorts....

Tights are not necessarily “compression” shorts. Is it compression shorts specifically you don’t want, or just any sort or tights? Is this a comfort thing or a modesty (not-scare-the-neighbors) thing?
08-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 785
Posted By Kapusta

Surly gets their bikes from Taiwan.

Surly gets their bikes from Taiwan.
08-09-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 979
Posted By Kapusta

Saddle soreness is one thing, but if you are...

Saddle soreness is one thing, but if you are getting pain repeatedly after 30 minutes, get a different saddle.

Almost all of the women I ride with have women’s specific saddles, or at least...
08-09-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,345
Posted By Kapusta

No. Gravel bike and HT mtb are two very...

No.

Gravel bike and HT mtb are two very different things, IMO.

If I want to trail ride, I’d get an MTB. A hardtail is an MTB.

If I want to ride any sort of road, I’d get a road bike. Gravel...
08-09-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,237
Posted By Kapusta

You called that one right.

You called that one right.
08-09-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,214
Posted By Kapusta

This is not rocket science. Just tighten until...

This is not rocket science. Just tighten until the bolt head breaks free and back off 1/8 turn.
08-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

What is “random” about the National Academy of...

What is “random” about the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine? And what is “random” about a cite showing them using CoF in ways you are claiming are inappropriate?
08-07-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

I agree.

I agree.
08-07-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

It would appear that The Transportation Research...

It would appear that The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine did not get your memo:
Coefficient of Friction Between Tires and Road Surfaces...
08-07-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By Kapusta

Those cranks use a 9/16” pedal thread. 9/16”...

Those cranks use a 9/16” pedal thread. 9/16” thread is the modern standard, and most pedals out there these days are that size.

Pedals are one of the few things that component manufacturers have...
08-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

You are correct, it is based on empirical...

You are correct, it is based on empirical observation..... such as a tire on a road. That is my whole point.

And when you talk about "eliminating" extraneous factors, what that really means is...
08-05-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

No that is NOT correct. I was suggesting that...

No that is NOT correct. I was suggesting that somewhat sarcastically to point out the flaw in your assertion.

I believe you are making arbitrary distinctions (and ultimately meaningless ones in...
08-04-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Kapusta

I see no pictures.

I see no pictures.
08-04-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,662
Posted By Kapusta

It is nuts that you only have one mountain bike...

It is nuts that you only have one mountain bike and no gravel bikes.
08-04-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

Tread deformation does not count? I am...

Tread deformation does not count?

I am curious how you would meaningfully measure the coefficient of friction of a soft rubber on pavement, then, if the micro-deformations of the soft compound...
08-04-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

I am pretty sure “coefficient of friction”...

I am pretty sure “coefficient of friction” encompasses all aspects of how much force it takes to slide one surface against another at any given moment.
08-04-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

I think he is technically correct thaf the...

I think he is technically correct thaf the coefficient of friction does not necessarily increase with contact area. And that might be the end of the story if you are on a very smooth surface.

But...
08-04-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By Kapusta

Raise the bars so that the drops are more usable?...

Raise the bars so that the drops are more usable? If you are not comfortable in your drops for very long, your bars are probably too low.

Also, if you concentrate on bending at the hips (tilt your...
08-04-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By Kapusta

The difference between the bicycle industry’s...

The difference between the bicycle industry’s myopic obsession with pro road bike racing and athletic footwear companies’ affiliation with professional basketball is that the latter did not result in...
08-03-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Kapusta

It kind of cracks me up that something as...

It kind of cracks me up that something as forgiving as the high limit of a tube is specified to 3 decimal places.
08-02-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,745
Posted By Kapusta

Yes. In the case of bikes being built for...

Yes. In the case of bikes being built for anything but pro racing, it probably helps.
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