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12-03-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

That would be a no-brainer in my book.

That would be a no-brainer in my book.
12-03-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

Maybe they mean cutting the steer tube?

Maybe they mean cutting the steer tube?
12-02-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

Dabbing means briefly putting a foot down to...

Dabbing means briefly putting a foot down to catch yourself then keep going (or I guess stopping altogether).

How do I bail (get off the bike during a mishap or wreck)? Every instance is...
11-30-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,618
Posted By Kapusta

Most things we call hybrids are not really...

Most things we call hybrids are not really hybrids of anything. They are just normal bikes. The fact that they fall between MTBs and paved road racing bikes in a few metrics does not make them a...
11-29-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,618
Posted By Kapusta

Oh, thatís been done a couple/few/countless times...

Oh, thatís been done a couple/few/countless times already.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,713
Posted By Kapusta

If by ďpush/pullĒ you mean delivering power over...

If by ďpush/pullĒ you mean delivering power over the top and across the bottomÖ good flats and shoes let you do that.
11-29-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,618
Posted By Kapusta

And the point is.......?

And the point is.......?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,713
Posted By Kapusta

Many people manage to mountain bike with clipless...

Many people manage to mountain bike with clipless pedals where emergency exits are a regular occurrence. Though mtb pedals are generally bit easier to get in and out of than rod pedals. I know a lot...
11-29-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,618
Posted By Kapusta

Hybrid is an utterly meaningless term. It can...

Hybrid is an utterly meaningless term. It can encompass nearly any bike with flat bars that is not an actual mtb, beach cruiser, or bmx bike. It can be a cf flat bar road bike with 23mm tires, or an...
11-22-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Kapusta

As mentioned, Servo-Wave is just Shimanoís way of...

As mentioned, Servo-Wave is just Shimanoís way of changing the leverage ratio of the lever over the piston over the course of the stroke. It is not complicated, and not something you are paying extra...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,952
Posted By Kapusta

Assuming this is not a troll postÖ. Certain...

Assuming this is not a troll postÖ.

Certain off road conditions: snow, sand, mud, off-track, loose surface, deep leaves, and basically anywhere that traction or floatation is an issue.

Where I...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,952
Posted By Kapusta

Wow. You mean to say that a hybrid road bike is...

Wow. You mean to say that a hybrid road bike is better for riding on pavement than an off-road bike?

Shocking.:foo:
11-17-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,431
Posted By Kapusta

Vs are dead simple to adjust, and there is zero...

Vs are dead simple to adjust, and there is zero reason to need to re-adjust after unhooking them to remove a wheel.

The problem is that this is a really cheap bike with really cheap parts, and...
11-15-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 803
Posted By Kapusta

On typical single-track with bumps and roots it...

On typical single-track with bumps and roots it is a lot rougher than a suspension fork. But some find the challenge a bit more interesting.

You are going to notice the lack of suspension way more...
11-08-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,721
Posted By Kapusta

Correct, it has a far more complicated throttle.

Correct, it has a far more complicated throttle.
11-08-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 829
Posted By Kapusta

Have you tried varying degrees of back sweep?...

Have you tried varying degrees of back sweep? Jones bar is pretty extreme in that regard.

Something like 15ish degrees?
11-08-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 829
Posted By Kapusta

Maybe it is not the bars. Maybe it is your wrists...

Maybe it is not the bars. Maybe it is your wrists that suck.:)

Have you tried different grips (like Ergon)?
11-08-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,358
Posted By Kapusta

Sure, go ahead and check. But if it has loosened...

Sure, go ahead and check. But if it has loosened on its own, something is off.
11-07-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kapusta

I know plenty of people who have broken spokes,...

I know plenty of people who have broken spokes, but none who believe in Lizard People.

Of course, Lizard People have not come up in conversation, much. Iíll have to dig a little deeper on that one.
11-03-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kapusta

I donít know how common they are. itís not...

I donít know how common they are. itís not something I really pay much attention to. I did not even realize these rims were off-center until I had had the bike for about a week.
11-03-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kapusta

The mountain bike I bought recently (Ibis Ripley...

The mountain bike I bought recently (Ibis Ripley AF) came stock with off-center rims.
11-02-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kapusta

Sounds like you got a bad intro to the sport. ...

Sounds like you got a bad intro to the sport.

Do some easy stuff first. Heck, some people never get into the gnarly stuff and still enjoy it for a lifetime. Its just awesome to ride a bike in the...
11-01-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By Kapusta

Rear shifting will be fine. Iíll defer to others...

Rear shifting will be fine. Iíll defer to others on the front. Gearing range will depend on the rider and where they ride. 39/23 low gear is way too high for me where I ride, but might work for you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Kapusta

Difference in seat tube angle? Since you are...

Difference in seat tube angle?

Since you are running the same saddle (I think) are the noses the same distance back from the BB?
10-31-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Kapusta

I think you are going to have an easier time...

I think you are going to have an easier time hunting down the parts that full build. If I had a "meh" bike from the 90s with xt/xtr parts, I'd be parting it out.

Or maybe check at the dump...
10-28-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,523
Posted By Kapusta

Hoarders are not people who pick stuff up. They...

Hoarders are not people who pick stuff up. They are the people who wonít let it go once they have it.

I have zero interest in owning the bike in question, but I would totally grab it. Iíd either...
10-26-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Kapusta

If you do pursue the small chainring thing, I...

If you do pursue the small chainring thing, I bought one of these to run a 28t ring in the 64bcd small ring position on one bike. Is is offset to help with chainline.
...
10-26-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Kapusta

Regarding using the goatlink for an 11-50...

Regarding using the goatlink for an 11-50 cassette: what is the max cog capacity of your RD to start with?

If you are already running them on your other bikes then you already have as much...
10-26-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Kapusta

Is the small chainring position any worse for...

Is the small chainring position any worse for running 1x then the larger position? As it is, on many fat-bikes the rings are already pushed pretty far out. Small position might even be better.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Kapusta

When you say you are between sizes, is that...

When you say you are between sizes, is that according to your height, inseam, and Salsaís sizing guide?

Or do you already know the geometry/fit numbers youíre looking for, and you land between...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Kapusta

You can take all the guesswork out of this by...

You can take all the guesswork out of this by simply noting what the highest and lowest gear ratios you need on your current 2x setup.

Then just do some math.
10-23-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Kapusta

Deity Deftraps are my favorite at pretty much any...

Deity Deftraps are my favorite at pretty much any price. ~$50. Massive platform and very flat with no axle bulge in the middle....
10-22-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Kapusta

At this point GT STS bikes are pretty rare. ...

At this point GT STS bikes are pretty rare.

That is about 25 years old , and the design was retired by ~2000.

For starters, DH oriented frames tend to be ridden pretty hard and donít have long...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-21-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,952
Posted By Kapusta

No bike company is going to be selling the same...

No bike company is going to be selling the same bikes that put them on the map ten+ years later.

If SC still selling he 1st gen Superlight? Or the Heckler 5?, Or the original Blur?

Is Yeti...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-20-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,952
Posted By Kapusta

I know many people who own Surlys and several who...

I know many people who own Surlys and several who have bought Surlys in the last 4 years.
10-18-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kapusta

Come on, folks. The point of the OP was to create...

Come on, folks. The point of the OP was to create content and traffic on the site.

We all obliged.
10-18-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kapusta

Difference for me is having multiple OK positions...

Difference for me is having multiple OK positions to move between vs one really comfortable one.
10-18-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,297
Posted By Kapusta

I know of far more people who have run...

I know of far more people who have run roof-mounted bikes into garages, low branches, etc than had their bikes damaged from being rear ended.
10-16-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Kapusta

Assuming the frame and fork are either standard...

Assuming the frame and fork are either standard post mount or IS tabs, there are countless options.

Since this is a pretty old bike (90s, correct?) if you have post mount I would measure the...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-15-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,952
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ :thumb: This is where my Fat Bike...

This^^^ :thumb:

This is where my Fat Bike sees most of its summer miles.
10-15-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 605
Posted By Kapusta

Rain does not hurt bikes. Just be sure to have...

Rain does not hurt bikes. Just be sure to have the chain lubed, and also that there are drain holes in the frame if you have internal cable routing.I have done many cross country trips with bikes...
10-14-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, my Barlow Pass ELs were fine for about 6...

Yeah, my Barlow Pass ELs were fine for about 6 months then started losing air progressively faster. Had to go back to tubes. I basically never get flats anyway, so in my case thatís fine.
10-13-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 605
Posted By Kapusta

Gone local and cross country with hitch tray...

Gone local and cross country with hitch tray racks, roof racks, hanging racks, and stuck in the back of a pickup. All work.
10-11-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Kapusta

Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass in the superlight casing....

Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass in the superlight casing. 35mm.
10-07-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kapusta

OK, that will do :lol:

OK, that will do :lol:
10-06-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

Right. Whenever I dab a foot, I am also...

Right.

Whenever I dab a foot, I am also going to be leaning the bike in that direction, anyway. With the non-dabbing foot on the other pedal, you have a lot more clearance.

Also, in those times...
10-05-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By Kapusta

To put standover into perspective for me: ...

To put standover into perspective for me:

Iíve been riding a new MTB since April. I have never checked the standover. And until I checked yesterday, I had no idea if I have any. Turns out i donít....
10-04-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,008
Posted By Kapusta

Its working :)

Its working :)
10-04-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kapusta

It was good work,

It was good work,
10-04-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kapusta

This thread need less arguing and more spaghetti...

This thread need less arguing and more spaghetti and bikes with arrows drawn on them.
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