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09-25-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Kapusta

Iíve had bikes with tubless tires sit for most of...

Iíve had bikes with tubless tires sit for most of a winter with no issues. Just sitting on the ground. A couple have gone flat or close to it, but that does not really hurt anything.

I would not...
09-25-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah try loosening the stem bolts. It should not...

Yeah try loosening the stem bolts. It should not normally be necessary to do so in order to remove the cap it is worth a try.

However, if it DOES work, the. Something was very wrong with the setup.
09-21-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By Kapusta

I like dogs better than eBikes.

I like dogs better than eBikes.
09-20-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By Kapusta

If a converted MTB is what you want, then go for...

If a converted MTB is what you want, then go for it.

But it will ride differently than most bikes sold as Gravel Bikes.

If you are talking about new mtbs, then you are looking at very different...
09-19-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By Kapusta

Iíve tried many configurations in my garage, and...

Iíve tried many configurations in my garage, and in the end the best method was to simply lean them against the wall two deep down one side of the garage. That takes care of the 6 most used bikes for...
09-14-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Kapusta

Nice color. I'd go ahead and do new cables and...

Nice color. I'd go ahead and do new cables and housing if you are keeping it.

It looks like the chain might be too long.... or the RD does not have enough chain wrap capacity.
09-14-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kapusta

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/698x725/arrows_13843f1f3e2550c18015ca5421ec029a27ec9971.jpeg
09-14-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 798
Posted By Kapusta

Marathons of any variety would not be my choice...

Marathons of any variety would not be my choice if speed is what you want. I had a set of Marathon Supremes (forget the size, I think 32mm) and while they were surprisingly and impressively fast for...
09-13-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 510
Posted By Kapusta

If you are not seeing cracks on your GF i would...

If you are not seeing cracks on your GF i would not worry about it. Most mtb frames will plug on nearly indefinitely, regardless of material.
09-13-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 510
Posted By Kapusta

Your gearing requirements may be a little outside...

Your gearing requirements may be a little outside the norm for hybrids.

Luckily, gearing is not that hard to change.

Trek FX series are nice bikes.
09-13-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,645
Posted By Kapusta

Low gearing does not reduce the amount of work...

Low gearing does not reduce the amount of work one must do to get to the top of a hill.
09-12-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, you did. You can always spend more and get a...

Yes, you did. You can always spend more and get a better bike. If you bought the $1800 one youíd might be wondering if the $2400 one would have been even better.

Enjoy what you got, you did fine...
09-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By Kapusta

How does everything shift now? If it shifts OK, I...

How does everything shift now? If it shifts OK, I might just leave it all be.

If the chain has stretched and worn the cassette, then a new chain is not going to work well. It will be pretty...
09-12-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kapusta

Well, that wheel is on a Lefty which follows its...

Well, that wheel is on a Lefty which follows its own set of physical laws.
09-12-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 798
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ RH Barlow Pass is a fantastic tire...

This^^^

RH Barlow Pass is a fantastic tire on the road. And great on gravel.

The 35mm Bon Jon Pass is also really good.

Iíve used both of these for all my gravel and paved road riding, and...
09-12-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,645
Posted By Kapusta

I think the reality is that most people never...

I think the reality is that most people never really wanted to pedal to start with.

Some folks on eBikes were riding regular bikes because there was no better alternative. They didít WANT to...
09-12-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kapusta

Of course the Roscoe is a better bike for...

Of course the Roscoe is a better bike for mountain biking than the Verve. It is a mountain bike, the Verve is not. What is your question, exactly?
09-11-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Kapusta

Canyon is certainly hard to beat the specs for...

Canyon is certainly hard to beat the specs for the money. But they do not seem to have a stellar record for customer service.

Personally at that price range I would drop the CF requirement and...
09-11-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,377
Posted By Kapusta

I nominate pretty much anything from these folks,...

I nominate pretty much anything from these folks, but the ďGravelĒ collection really stands out.

https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_us/
09-09-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Kapusta

So you already have the Polygon Siskiu T8 and are...

So you already have the Polygon Siskiu T8 and are looking to add the Anthem to the stable? Or replace the Siskiu?

Sure, the Anthem is going to be a faster bike to pedal than the Siskiu T8. But a...
09-09-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,160
Posted By Kapusta

Never really saw the point of a wireless...

Never really saw the point of a wireless connection vs wires for two things bolted to the same object that sit only 4 feet apart and never move.
09-09-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By Kapusta

Who wouldnít want more Ds? I like having...

Who wouldnít want more Ds?

I like having extras.
09-08-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kapusta

Because it is not and he knows it.

Because it is not and he knows it.
09-08-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kapusta

Easier to just to flip the bike upside down and...

Easier to just to flip the bike upside down and have two hands free.

Captain Obvious.

(sighÖ.)
09-07-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kapusta

Iím looking forward to this. :popcorn

Iím looking forward to this. :popcorn
09-07-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kapusta

If you mean that the stem got twisted on the...

If you mean that the stem got twisted on the steer tube, than the wheel most likely WAS subject to a equal but opposite twisting force. At the very least the fork was.
09-07-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 571
Posted By Kapusta

Because Bike Forums.

Because Bike Forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,662
Posted By Kapusta

I rode Y-Foil 66 for about 8 years. A family...

I rode Y-Foil 66 for about 8 years. A family friend practically gave it to me in 2000. In think it was a 1997 model. Threaded headset. Ultegra 9 speed. I think the blue with silver decals/lettering...
09-05-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kapusta

For a moment, I thought you were serious...

For a moment, I thought you were serious :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,494
Posted By Kapusta

And you donít hesitate to tell them they they are...

And you donít hesitate to tell them they they are doing it wrong. Even though they never asked for (or likely give a hoot about) your critique of their reasoning.

This thread was just a big troll....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,494
Posted By Kapusta

And people who donít wax answered why they donít....

And people who donít wax answered why they donít.

And if you read the actual OP. He seems to imply these people are wrong in their reasoning. And if there is any doubt of this implication, his...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,494
Posted By Kapusta

Gee, melodramatic much? I must have missed these...

Gee, melodramatic much? I must have missed these people who are ďmoaningĒ about how ďhorribleĒ it is.

If anyone in this thread is ďantiĒ waxing, I must have missed it. Where are these folks...
09-04-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Kapusta

Shims are just as OK kn a dropper as on a rigid...

Shims are just as OK kn a dropper as on a rigid post.

I ran a 27.2 dropper in many different frames for many years, always with shims. Just get one of the longer shims.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,494
Posted By Kapusta

That is what 50% of all people responding to a...

That is what 50% of all people responding to a thread over 1 page are doing.

The other 50% are off-topic. (e.g., your post and my response)
09-04-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Kapusta

Whoa. I just looked that. This most be a bot. No...

Whoa. I just looked that. This most be a bot. No human starts 144 threads in a forum where nobody responds.
09-03-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Kapusta

Definitely worth getting a hangar tool, IMO....

Definitely worth getting a hangar tool, IMO. Saves a whole lot a dickering around when you can rule that out (or fix it) quickly. Starting around 10 speed and up, I can not align it perfectly.

I...
09-02-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By Kapusta

So if all the bikes are exactly the same, how...

So if all the bikes are exactly the same, how would you decide what size they should all be?
08-31-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,670
Posted By Kapusta

I my experience, swapping tires can make a...

I my experience, swapping tires can make a noticeable difference.

However, the biggest difference has been tire construction, not size..
08-30-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,377
Posted By Kapusta

Wouldnít that make it an even bigger waste of...

Wouldnít that make it an even bigger waste of money? :lol:
08-30-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By Kapusta

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
08-30-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Kapusta

Itís not dishonest in this case. I agree that...

Itís not dishonest in this case. I agree that modern geometry makes an enormous difference is so many ways, including technical climbing. However, I do not find it to make much difference in the...
08-30-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Kapusta

I think the trick with climbing over bigger roots...

I think the trick with climbing over bigger roots (or water bars, onto ledges, or whatever) is to lift the front wheel without moving your weight back much when you lift the wheel and getting it...
08-30-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,377
Posted By Kapusta

I've bought a bunch of the cheap Amazon bike...

I've bought a bunch of the cheap Amazon bike shorts, and always been disappointed. Luckily most were returnable. The few I decided to keep were terrible and a waist of money

I stick to Patagonia...
08-30-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,377
Posted By Kapusta

How long does it take you to get to mile 40?

How long does it take you to get to mile 40?
08-30-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Kapusta

Two most likely culprits here are either hangar...

Two most likely culprits here are either hangar alignment or the cable is not hooked up to the rear derailleur correctly.

Since this started happening after a cable replacement, I suspect the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 03:41 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,494
Posted By Kapusta

I believe that when a group of people are one of...

I believe that when a group of people are one of the topics of the OP, they are allowed to participate.
08-29-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Kapusta

I think lizard skins dropped out of favor because...

I think lizard skins dropped out of favor because they generally cause more harm than they prevent by grinding in any trapped dirt.

The accordion style boots that came stock on many forks were...
08-29-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Kapusta

I would think that far into the travel won't...

I would think that far into the travel won't matter much. I would just make sure there are no burrs. Just my guess, though.

Air vs damper side does not matter, as the the air piston and damper are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,494
Posted By Kapusta

I think we can all agree that roughly half the...

I think we can all agree that roughly half the respondents here have the correct view of waxing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,494
Posted By Kapusta

The recent posts you are referring to were...

The recent posts you are referring to were irrelevant to what we were actually debating (which was the content/intention of a post previous to these posts).

Since you are now simply trying to...
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