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01-21-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Kapusta

For what you are talking about, I'd stick with a...

For what you are talking about, I'd stick with a slick or slick-ish file tread. No need for knobs, IMO.
01-21-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kapusta

I put an Apple sticker over the HP logo on my...

I put an Apple sticker over the HP logo on my previous laptop.

Thatís all I have to add, here.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Kapusta

If I had a dime for every time I dismounted an...

If I had a dime for every time I dismounted an MTB or fat bike with both feet on the ground straddling the top tubeÖ. Well I would not have any dimes.
01-20-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,758
Posted By Kapusta

Iím all for CF stuff when I can afford it, and...

Iím all for CF stuff when I can afford it, and what I want is available in CF. For my uses in road/gravel and MTB, there is really no practical downside for me.

But yeah, black everything has...
01-18-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 605
Posted By Kapusta

Ignore the haters :) I would leave the...

Ignore the haters :)

I would leave the shifting as is. Bar swap and brake lever swap should be pretty cheap and easy. Lots of old short pull levers out there.

I think you are totally correct in...
01-17-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,738
Posted By Kapusta

On MTBR? Bring your popcorn for that one. ...

On MTBR? Bring your popcorn for that one.

You do get to witness a well-deserved ban happen.
01-15-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,878
Posted By Kapusta

I think tire width has mostly to do with...

I think tire width has mostly to do with trail/road surface, and flat/drop has more to do with how technically challenging it is.

The two generally correlate, but not always.

If I were doing a...
01-12-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,878
Posted By Kapusta

Riser vs flat is a red herring. That only adjusts...

Riser vs flat is a red herring. That only adjusts the height, and many newer long travel bikes run bars with minimal rise. Itís just a fit thing. Riser bar vs riser stem vs spacers vs taller head...
01-12-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,451
Posted By Kapusta

I think there actually IS some extra skill and...

I think there actually IS some extra skill and attention involved in setting up and keeping single-sided mech discs running optimally.

Thatís why there are such varied opinions on their...
01-12-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,898
Posted By Kapusta

Chat bots donít care.

Chat bots donít care.
01-11-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,878
Posted By Kapusta

Will somebody make this bot go away?

Will somebody make this bot go away?
Forum: Fatbikes
01-05-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,705
Posted By Kapusta

I think the logic goes something like: autocross...

I think the logic goes something like: autocross is more expensive and less practical than a fat bike, therefore xc skiing is more expensive and less practical than a Fat Bike.
01-01-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,683
Posted By Kapusta

Just because a frame can FIT different sizes does...

Just because a frame can FIT different sizes does not mean they are optimized for two sizes.

Most of the frames I see that are designed for two sizes are designed for standard tires in one size...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-31-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,705
Posted By Kapusta

This sidebar conversation concerns when there is...

This sidebar conversation concerns when there is snow, not year round use. You are kinda moving the goalpost, here.

Iím guessing you have little experience XC Skiing. Basically none of the...
12-09-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,146
Posted By Kapusta

Wider tires is the main reason to upgrade, and...

Wider tires is the main reason to upgrade, and maybe the only one that would justify it for me personally. Disc sort of goes along with wider tires.

Everything else? Meh.
12-08-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,642
Posted By Kapusta

For clipless, I like the Time ATAC system. Iíve...

For clipless, I like the Time ATAC system. Iíve got the XC6.

I used and loved Frogs for 20 years, but they are sadly discontinued.
12-04-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,642
Posted By Kapusta

If you are a clipless user for road and XC MTB, I...

If you are a clipless user for road and XC MTB, I canít see why you would not use clipless for gravel.

Iím all for using proper flats or clipless, not these flat/clipless hybrid combos.
12-04-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By Kapusta

Nice! That was some clever thinking. Interested...

Nice! That was some clever thinking. Interested to know how it works.
12-03-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,439
Posted By Kapusta

Maybe they mean cutting the steer tube?

Maybe they mean cutting the steer tube?
12-02-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,439
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: 4,370
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,074
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,074
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: 4,370
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...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,705
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: 107
Views: 6,705
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: 3,858
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...
11-08-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 13,470
Posted By Kapusta

Correct, it has a far more complicated throttle.

Correct, it has a far more complicated throttle.
11-08-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
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)?
11-02-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,239
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...
10-23-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
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....
Forum: Fatbikes
10-21-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,705
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: 107
Views: 6,705
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: 1,903
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: 1,903
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: 3,352
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.
10-15-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 659
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: 532
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: 659
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: 532
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: 2,311
Posted By Kapusta

OK, that will do :lol:

OK, that will do :lol:
10-06-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,439
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...
10-04-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,170
Posted By Kapusta

Its working :)

Its working :)
10-04-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,311
Posted By Kapusta

It was good work,

It was good work,
10-03-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Kapusta

For the use you describe, what you have is likely...

For the use you describe, what you have is likely better than a modern MTB.

MTBs have become MUCH better at being MTBs, but in the process less versitile for the non-MTB aplication you describe.
...
10-02-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Kapusta

PNW Coast does both.

PNW Coast does both.
10-01-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Kapusta

If you are looking to use a saddle to absorb...

If you are looking to use a saddle to absorb trail bumps, then you are barking up the wrong tree, IMO. Soft saddles can be hell when it comes to putting down a lot of miles.

Part of the deal with...
09-25-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
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...
09-21-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,199
Posted By Kapusta

I like dogs better than eBikes.

I like dogs better than eBikes.
09-13-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
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.
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