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09-27-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,226
Posted By Kapusta

All I know is that running for 30 minutes kicks...

All I know is that running for 30 minutes kicks my butt way more than riding for 30 minutes.

I think the difference is that running just never eases up.
09-27-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,407
Posted By Kapusta

No, the 3-legged stool really is a bad analogy,...

No, the 3-legged stool really is a bad analogy, and it is not true that all modern free hubs are designed around three pawls engaging simultaneously. Plenty of 4 pawl designs out there.

Unlike a...
09-26-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,407
Posted By Kapusta

Terrible idea, IMO. But I understand the desire. ...

Terrible idea, IMO. But I understand the desire.

i donít find my DT swiss too loud, and on my MTB even the Hopes are ďacceptableĒ, though I would prefer quieter. But my fat bike came with a rear...
09-26-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Kapusta

Well it should be easy enough to determine if the...

Well it should be easy enough to determine if the free-hub is dragging. Just take the wheel off the bike and give it a spin.

If they did remove the free hub, the issue could be that they did not...
09-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Kapusta

Brake pads make a big difference. I second the...

Brake pads make a big difference. I second the rec for kool stop salmon.

IMO, having good pads and cables (well, cable housing more specifically) are more important than the levers and calipers...
09-26-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 816
Posted By Kapusta

Time atac user here as well. Prefer them to spd.

Time atac user here as well. Prefer them to spd.
09-25-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,914
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, I did not find the mess a big deal.

Yeah, I did not find the mess a big deal.
09-25-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,914
Posted By Kapusta

In my experience, its not. Taking out the presta...

In my experience, its not. Taking out the presta valve is no more work than taking out a tube, putting a tube in a tubeless tire is no more work than putting it in a tube tire, and remounting the...
09-24-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Kapusta

While I did experiment with and got away with a...

While I did experiment with and got away with a tubeless conversion with a non-tubeless rim on a mountain bike, I would NOT do it for a smaller gravel tire. The tire pressure is much higher.
09-24-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By Kapusta

I keep less and less stuff around compared to...

I keep less and less stuff around compared to what I used to.. But if it has any life in it, I either post it on CL, my local bike club boards, or donate it to a coop or a friend.

If freeing up a...
09-24-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Kapusta

Would there not be some limit on how wide a rim...

Would there not be some limit on how wide a rim you can use based on how close the canti bosses are spaced?

I am not thinking of tire clearance, but rather the relation of the bosses to the rim...
09-24-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 957
Posted By Kapusta

Take off your fork and weigh it. If you are...

Take off your fork and weigh it.

If you are buying a new CF fork, there is no reason to limit yourself to the Trek FX one. If you are going to bother doing this, get a nicer one that you know the...
09-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, that would be considered a Med cage now, but...

Yes, that would be considered a Med cage now, but a medium cage is what most 1x systems have actually been using. Like all three of my 1x11 setups. The label is not the important part here, the...
09-23-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kapusta

You are making arguments that have almost nothing...

You are making arguments that have almost nothing to do with backing up your original point. Do you even know what your point was anymore?

Let's back up. I had stated

To which you responded
...
09-23-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Kapusta

In my experience (from doing frame-set swaps with...

In my experience (from doing frame-set swaps with the same components), the fork can make a big difference. And while steel and CF have different ride characteristics, it is the specific execution of...
09-22-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Kapusta

No, not necessarily. Damped vs springy CAN be a...

No, not necessarily. Damped vs springy CAN be a choice between two decent options.

Well executed CF is damped but also smooth. They can be damped without feeling dead (it is a matter of degree).
...
09-22-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kapusta

I misread you? Were you not saying: Larger...

I misread you? Were you not saying: Larger cassette cogs on modern MTBS mean you need longer cages.

If so, this is incorrect.

And from what I can tell, the reason you think this is based on a...
09-22-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kapusta

I believe some of this is a little off, and maybe...

I believe some of this is a little off, and maybe not entirely relevant to the OPs situation, anyway

First: the larger cassettes of 1x does NOT mean they have more chain to control. The total...
09-22-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Kapusta

You are posting this in the MTB section. Are you...

You are posting this in the MTB section. Are you asking about mountain biking, riding around town, or road/gravel riding?.

The fact that you are talking about 720-780mm flats bars and road/gravel...
09-22-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,650
Posted By Kapusta

Tires. I used to never come close to wearing...

Tires.

I used to never come close to wearing one pair out before wanting to try something new and different.

But now I have pretty well settled on RH Barlow Pass for my road/gravel bike and...
09-20-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Kapusta

Fog cutter steel fork?

Curious if anyone has tried the Soma Fog Cutter with the steel fork option. If you have also tried the CF fork Iíd love to hear your comparison.

Iíve been riding a FC for a few years now with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, different saddles would throw a wrench into...

Yeah, different saddles would throw a wrench into things.
09-18-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By Kapusta

After 20 something years using a Camelbak Mule...

After 20 something years using a Camelbak Mule then HAWG, I bought this same pack a year ago. I love the way it fits, sits, and holds on when riding. It works great with a lot of stuff, but also with...
09-18-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By Kapusta

Nope. I like tan sidewalls on some bikes,...

Nope.

I like tan sidewalls on some bikes, and I have them on my bike, but would not choose them on that bike..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Kapusta

I think your plan is fine, with the one change...

I think your plan is fine, with the one change noted above. Also, when I think of the "bar" position (reach and hieght), I am thinking of the tops of the hoods. guess a really different drop style...
09-15-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,791
Posted By Kapusta

Yep, I check pressure before most rides. I...

Yep, I check pressure before most rides.

I also carry a lot of tools, because that is what I want on my long and remote rides, and I have little inclination to thin it out on short rides. Easier...
09-15-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Kapusta

For $900 it looks fine, though some of those...

For $900 it looks fine, though some of those parts brands (tires and cranks) I have not heard of. But cranks are cranks, IMO, and any $900 bike is going to have questionable tires on them.

If...
09-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,713
Posted By Kapusta

Uhhh, no.

Uhhh, no.
09-14-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,713
Posted By Kapusta

The debate I was in actually had a point (whether...

The debate I was in actually had a point (whether something can be lighter without being weaker).

You just canít handle people making purchasing decisions you canít understand, and have not let it...
09-14-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,713
Posted By Kapusta

Good lord. Give it a rest.

Good lord. Give it a rest.
09-14-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Kapusta

Sounds like you are looking for flat bar levers...

Sounds like you are looking for flat bar levers for cantis or Road calipers? AKA “short pull”? I know Shimano makes a set for pretty cheap (like $20) that I used for a flat bar conversion. They are...
09-14-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Kapusta

You are leaving something out here. Why are you...

You are leaving something out here. Why are you re-taping? What is that changing? If you were able to set the tire up with that tape the first time, I canít see why it would be different the second...
09-14-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^

This^^^
09-14-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,713
Posted By Kapusta

If that is your definition of an emotional...

If that is your definition of an emotional decision, than no, that is not what he described doing.
09-13-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,251
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, wire bead would indicate a different tire. ...

Yeah, wire bead would indicate a different tire.

Considering the OP has not even bothered to say what tires he has, I think we have already invested way too much time in this corner of the...
09-13-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,251
Posted By Kapusta

You are making a lot of assumptions, here, based...

You are making a lot of assumptions, here, based solely on weight.

WTB Horizon is 60 or 120 tpi, depending on the model. Kenda in question is 30tpi.

There are many reasons why a tire can be...
09-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,251
Posted By Kapusta

How heavy the tire is is much less important that...

How heavy the tire is is much less important that how well it rolls.
09-13-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,251
Posted By Kapusta

But in the OPís case the WTB Horizons are not...

But in the OPís case the WTB Horizons are not being compared to $80 high performance RH tires, they are being compared to $16 garden hoses.
09-13-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,251
Posted By Kapusta

Well then this is the best guess I have seen so...

Well then this is the best guess I have seen so far in this thread.

Trying to answer the OPs question without knowing what tires he is running is like trying to figure out why a house is cold...
09-13-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,251
Posted By Kapusta

Has the OP stated what tires he is using? the...

Has the OP stated what tires he is using? the post above indicates WTB Horizon vs Kenda K-1024. If that is the case, that alone would make a pretty big difference.
09-13-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,157
Posted By Kapusta

You couldn't use ramps on the front wheels? Or...

You couldn't use ramps on the front wheels? Or just jack the thing up?
09-12-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,824
Posted By Kapusta

Hey, I love some of the newest micro-scaled audio...

Hey, I love some of the newest micro-scaled audio stuff (I am shocked at the sound that comes out my beer-can-sized, $75 JBL Flip5), but lets not get carried away here.
09-12-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By Kapusta

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

With a set of Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass (35mm) or Barlow Pass (38mm) I never even consider changing tires going from Road to gravel.

I have swapped between MTB tires and Road slicks in the past. It...
09-12-21, 09:04 AM
09-12-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,824
Posted By Kapusta

Flat pedals have come a long way in the past 10...

Flat pedals have come a long way in the past 10 years. And nylon/composite/plastic/whatever pedals have especially gotten good to the point of being on par with metal (albeit different strengths).
...
09-11-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,824
Posted By Kapusta

Well, at least you are now focusing on what...

Well, at least you are now focusing on what really matters.
09-11-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 776
Posted By Kapusta

I always carry a tube (and some sort of boot),...

I always carry a tube (and some sort of boot), and have twice needed it 2 times over the past 10 years for gashes that were too big to seal.

Also carry a 2oz bottle of Stans, valve core remover,...
09-10-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kapusta

Critical? Somehow I had no issues mountain biking...

Critical? Somehow I had no issues mountain biking for 20 years without a clutch. But they are "critical" for cobblestones?
09-10-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kapusta

If you are running a double up front, you don't...

If you are running a double up front, you don't need a clutch RD in the back. No harm in using it, but it is not really needed.
09-10-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By Kapusta

I am trying to wrap my head around running rim...

I am trying to wrap my head around running rim 1.2" wider than the tire.

If you say it works I believe you, but that sure does not sound right.
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