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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Kapusta

I think the foot retention comment that girl made...

I think the foot retention comment that girl made was bondage reference. She was totally hitting on you, man. Be careful when you go over to her place.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Kapusta

If you try a set of modern mtb flat pedals and...

If you try a set of modern mtb flat pedals and shoes, you won’t be slipping off in any of those situations.

Good flat pedals and shoes are NOT simply the setup you have now without the...
07-26-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Kapusta

Tape width should be fine. What probably...

Tape width should be fine.

What probably happened was that the tape was not fully stuck down (might have been air bubbles), and the sealant leaked through one of the spoke holes into the interior...
07-26-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kapusta

If you size the chain for Big-Big, you will be...

If you size the chain for Big-Big, you will be fine, and the worst case scenario is that your chain goes slack in the couple smallest cogs if you accidentally cross chain. And that will make enough...
07-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 925
Posted By Kapusta

I am suggesting the grinder to grind the teeth...

I am suggesting the grinder to grind the teeth off of the big ring to make it a bash ring. Trying to remove the rings and replace them is probably a fool’s errand.
07-18-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,115
Posted By Kapusta

It gets better. If not, try flats that don't...

It gets better.

If not, try flats that don't suck. Diety Deftrap (https://www.deitycomponents.com/deftrap_pedals.html)
...
07-12-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By Kapusta

Just to be clear, I said a Recon should be able...

Just to be clear, I said a Recon should be able to clear a 2.5, and most FS frames from 2011 should be able to clear a 2.35.

"Should" and "most" are the operative words here.

Measure like I...
07-10-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,756
Posted By Kapusta

The double triangle design is so stable that the...

The double triangle design is so stable that the difference between sloped and straight top tubes is completely irrelevant in any real world.context.

What IS relevant is allowing a frame to more...
07-05-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Kapusta

I find no benefit from expensive shifter...

I find no benefit from expensive shifter cable/housing. Anything half decent all works perfectly, in my experience.

Brake cable is different. Absolutely worth going for compressionless housing...
07-05-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Kapusta

I used to be one of those folks who thought it...

I used to be one of those folks who thought it only needed to cover the spike holes.

I was wrong.
07-02-21, 08:02 PM
06-28-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,940
Posted By Kapusta

Don’t look at me. I own two Surlys.

Don’t look at me. I own two Surlys.
06-26-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,920
Posted By Kapusta

The way I describe the difference is that fatigue...

The way I describe the difference is that fatigue is when the muscles are tired. Bonking is when there is just no fuel in the tank.

I can push through fatigue. Can’t push through a bonk.

Main...
06-23-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,429
Posted By Kapusta

The frame flex leading to the tire rubbing has...

The frame flex leading to the tire rubbing has little to do with the flex of the cranks. That is flex in the frame.

If you replace the ST bb with a hollowtech, you also need new cranks.

IMO,...
06-18-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kapusta

This thread has inspired me to work that into my...

This thread has inspired me to work that into my vocabulary once a week.
06-17-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Kapusta

This is the correct bar for the OP’s friend

This is the correct bar for the OP’s friend
06-15-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,105
Posted By Kapusta

Socks because...... well, gross.

Socks because...... well, gross.
06-15-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,043
Posted By Kapusta

Only on bike forums will someone tell you that if...

Only on bike forums will someone tell you that if you feel great after a shower after a ride that you’re doing something wrong.
06-13-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,043
Posted By Kapusta

Not sure why I feel so much better after a...

Not sure why I feel so much better after a shower, but that is true for any exercise I do. Biking, running, lifting at the gym...

I’ve only experienced a runners high a few times. I’ve never had...
06-13-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,842
Posted By Kapusta

My experience with cheap bike shorts is that they...

My experience with cheap bike shorts is that they work out so rarely that in the end they don't save me any money, and waste a lot of my time

I cannot count how many times I have succumbed to the...
06-12-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,450
Posted By Kapusta

One issue that discussion almost every “which is...

One issue that discussion almost every “which is better for a gravel bike” discussion runs into (including 1x) is that “Gravel Bike” can mean everything from road bikes with wide tires to drop bar...
06-11-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,450
Posted By Kapusta

I am all in on 1x on my mtbs, but 1x simply does...

I am all in on 1x on my mtbs, but 1x simply does not have enough gears to give me the range and gear spacing I want for a gravel bike.

Thing about a gravel bike is that anywhere I have lived, most...
06-09-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kapusta

https://youtu.be/xpAvcGcEc0k

https://youtu.be/xpAvcGcEc0k
06-08-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,842
Posted By Kapusta

I am not going to say what will or will not work...

I am not going to say what will or will not work for someone else, but I think some folks need to understand that cycling “baggies” are not the same thing as cargo shorts, or even cargo shorts over...
06-06-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,844
Posted By Kapusta

The last president has stated that he will never...

The last president has stated that he will never ride a bike.

You don’t get much lower cycling cred than that.
06-06-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,225
Posted By Kapusta

Because..... BF.

Because..... BF.
06-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 852
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve never had an issues with standard tires on...

I’ve never had an issues with standard tires on tubeless ready rims.

Also never had an issue with tubeless-ready tires on non tubeless rims.

Also never had an issue putting a tube in a tubeless...
06-04-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,225
Posted By Kapusta

If the weight and ride quality of CF is worth it...

If the weight and ride quality of CF is worth it to you, get it.

I would not worry about crashing it.
06-03-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,378
Posted By Kapusta

I like riding on roads with great views and few...

I like riding on roads with great views and few cars. Those tend to be gravel or crap pavement.

So gravel is a byproduct, not the goal.
06-03-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Kapusta

If your goal is to simply not embarrass yourself,...

If your goal is to simply not embarrass yourself, I would think that the lung and leg training you get on the road and gravel, combined with the skills training you get on your less climb local...
06-03-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Kapusta

Excellent choice, sir. That is a perfectly...

Excellent choice, sir.

That is a perfectly fine fork and good for the price. The main thing is that Rock Shox forks like that are 100% user serviceable and very easy to do so. Very easy to change...
06-03-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,858
Posted By Kapusta

The key is what it doesn’t do: shift. Cogs...

The key is what it doesn’t do: shift.

Cogs on a cassette are designed to allow the chain to move from one cog to another. Ramps help the chain climb up to the next cog.

Single Speed cogs are...
06-03-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,588
Posted By Kapusta

Interesting line of reasoning throughout that...

Interesting line of reasoning throughout that seems to come down to......

Did Not Die = No Issues.

Yes, I too used rim brakes in wet, steep mountainous terrain and wet crossings for years and...
06-02-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Kapusta

If I go a few days between rides, I already know...

If I go a few days between rides, I already know I am going to be adding air. Yes, floor pumps lose a bit of air, but but pretty much any hand held tire gauge will lose only a minuscule amount of air...
06-02-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,588
Posted By Kapusta

My assumption is that when the rotor gets too...

My assumption is that when the rotor gets too thin, combined with the pads getting too worn, the pistons have to extend farther than intended.
05-26-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,175
Posted By Kapusta

I think time will tell how many people will...

I think time will tell how many people will succumb to the draw of higher output setups, especially as batteries improve in capacity. But I will say that it was an eye opener for me when I realized...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-26-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Kapusta

How many Campy fat bikes have you encountered?

How many Campy fat bikes have you encountered?
05-26-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,382
Posted By Kapusta

Frankly, it does not surprise me in the least...

Frankly, it does not surprise me in the least that kids would be more interested in MTB racing than road racing.
05-21-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,905
Posted By Kapusta

I am not 100% clear from the OP if this is a new...

I am not 100% clear from the OP if this is a new bike or a flat-to-drop conversion.

If it is the latter, being too stretched out is not surprising for the reasons others have given.
05-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,546
Posted By Kapusta

Asking them about their price range is easy. ...

Asking them about their price range is easy.

Developing the self-control to keep a straight face when they tell you may take some practice.
05-17-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kapusta

I have never used standover to size a bike. I go...

I have never used standover to size a bike. I go by what feels right while riding the bike. As someone with a very short inseam for my height, I used to often end up on mountain bikes with zero...
05-16-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By Kapusta

Good luck finding a decent trail-oriented 26”...

Good luck finding a decent trail-oriented 26” knobby tires that is 1.75, let alone smaller. Even 1.75 is ridiculously small.
05-16-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,430
Posted By Kapusta

When it is good (like a relatively smooth flowy...

When it is good (like a relatively smooth flowy trail) riding rigid is pretty awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,900
Posted By Kapusta

After the past 6 years on Compass/RH tires, any...

After the past 6 years on Compass/RH tires, any tire under 32mm is dead to me.

This was after 15 years on 23s and 25s.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,555
Posted By Kapusta

I never said the same tires would be good on...

I never said the same tires would be good on pavement and off-road. I said you could do mild off road WITH A SECOND WHEELSET.

I also said that you can use one wheelset for pavement and gravel/dirt...
05-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

This example explains exactly why you should not...

This example explains exactly why you should not do that: you’ll get busted for doping.
05-12-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,463
Posted By Kapusta

Disc became standard on pretty much any mid-range...

Disc became standard on pretty much any mid-range MTB 20 years ago.
05-12-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,463
Posted By Kapusta

He solved the problem of the lack of trivial and...

He solved the problem of the lack of trivial and useless knowledge.being presented in this thread.
05-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

Either way is fine. Of course, that will not...

Either way is fine.

Of course, that will not prevent this thread from hitting 3 pages.
05-07-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Kapusta

Just to be clear, this is true for BB7s, but some...

Just to be clear, this is true for BB7s, but some mech disc calipers do not have a pad adjuster for the outer pad.
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