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06-26-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, Shimano XT are cheap components :lol:

Yeah, Shimano XT are cheap components :lol:
06-25-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Kapusta

Decent, reliable eBikes of any variety are not...

Decent, reliable eBikes of any variety are not cheap.

Decent full suspension MTBs (even non-electric) are not cheap.

Any decent full suspension eMTB is going to cost several times more than...
06-25-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Kapusta

I would not go anywhere near buying that bike....

I would not go anywhere near buying that bike. For one thing, the build specs are vague and do not match the pictures, and both are very low end.
06-25-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Kapusta

OK, and I assume you have also slid it around...

OK, and I assume you have also slid it around WITH the washers, and you could not get the pads to not overhang?
06-25-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Kapusta

I see the brake mount on the frame allows for...

I see the brake mount on the frame allows for some adjustment of the location of the caliper. Have you tried messing around with that? Or is there simply no way for that caliper to clear the frame...
06-25-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t know I am not clear what your frame and...

I don’t know I am not clear what your frame and fork mounts are.
06-25-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Kapusta

Pad hanging over the edge is bot a huge problem....

Pad hanging over the edge is bot a huge problem. It will be a long time before a 45lb kid wears them down enough to touch, but even then, all you need to do is file off the tabs.

But this is...
06-24-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

The new XT and SLX shifters I bought last year...

The new XT and SLX shifters I bought last year came with removable gear indicators. So apparently Shimano thinks some people want one.

As far as why not include them….

One reason has already...
06-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

I thjnk it is a knee jerk reaction for some...

I thjnk it is a knee jerk reaction for some people that when they don’t have a good answer then they feel it must have been a bad question.
06-23-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,895
Posted By Kapusta

My FG? Its fine. Not the highest quality steel...

My FG? Its fine. Not the highest quality steel ride out there, but I can't complain considering what the frame cost.

The new model has less tire clearance and slightly different geo. Its less...
06-23-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

Consensus is utterly irrelevant, here.

Consensus is utterly irrelevant, here.
06-23-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

For gripshift, nothing could be simpler. Its just...

For gripshift, nothing could be simpler. Its just paint.
06-23-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 466
Posted By Kapusta

i’m not really following what you’re saying here....

i’m not really following what you’re saying here. I don’t know what “pressurizing the system”here means.

You’ve got some issues with terminology here. It’s understandable for someone who hasn’t...
06-23-22, 03:15 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,895
Posted By Kapusta

That was terrible advice.

That was terrible advice.
06-23-22, 03:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

I think he basically got it right. They...

I think he basically got it right.

They chose not to include something that some people might want that would pose zero downside and (for all practical purposes) no extra expense.

Really, the...
06-22-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kapusta

Yes. How often will vary based on your...

Yes. How often will vary based on your circumstances. If you turn the pads in one click and they are rubbing, you know you can wait longer to check them. I don't really keep track of my mileage all...
06-22-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

No, he is not. It is everyone else who is over...

No, he is not. It is everyone else who is over complicating this.

The OP wants a gear indicator. Some people like them. Pretty simple.

And rather than giving him useful suggestions, everyone is...
06-22-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

Just put a dot on the stationary part of the...

Just put a dot on the stationary part of the shifter next to where the rotating part is. Then put a dot on the moving part where it lines up with the stationary dot every 3 or 4 gears.
06-22-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,826
Posted By Kapusta

Disc brakes are not better than rim brakes...

Disc brakes are not better than rim brakes because they’re newer. They’re better because work better.
06-22-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,006
Posted By Kapusta

Because then the bike would be too big for him.

Because then the bike would be too big for him.
06-22-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kapusta

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but...

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but one inexpensive upgrade would be compressionless brake cable housing if your bike does not already use that.

it may mean re-taping your bars, so it...
06-22-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,006
Posted By Kapusta

Different bars for different riding, IMO....

Different bars for different riding, IMO. Everything has its place.

I find highly swept bars more comfortable for casual / utility riding in a more urban environment (like what most people in the...
06-21-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kapusta

Seeing as all you need is paint to add a gear...

Seeing as all you need is paint to add a gear indicator to grip-shifters, I don’t get why they would chose not to.

That said, you’ll soon find you don’t really need them.
06-20-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,826
Posted By Kapusta

Disc brakes are a Big Bike conspiracy to sell...

Disc brakes are a Big Bike conspiracy to sell bikes with better brakes.
06-19-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kapusta

Somehow you quoted me saying something that...

Somehow you quoted me saying something that someone else wrote. Go back and look at the quote tags.
06-19-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,826
Posted By Kapusta

The fact that both can be considered “discs” in...

The fact that both can be considered “discs” in an interesting factoid, but not actually relevant.

There are several critically important differences, which is why in fact that behave differently.
06-19-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kapusta

[QUOTE=rekmeyata;22546540] Two thing: ...

[QUOTE=rekmeyata;22546540]

Two thing:

1- OP was not asking about rim vs disc. He was asking about mech disc vs hydro disc.

2- Your test is flawed. By keeping your butts in the saddle, all...
06-18-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kapusta

I hesitate to do that with wheels unless I think...

I hesitate to do that with wheels unless I think I might upgrade the fame/for relatively soon, because standards change. I’ve got a few decent mtb wheelsets that are are of limited or no use on my...
06-17-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kapusta

Oh, I assumed since you were talking about Deore...

Oh, I assumed since you were talking about Deore and XT this was a flat bar (there are no XT or Deore brakes for drops).

I will say that in my experience, the difference between mech and hydro is...
06-17-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,615
Posted By Kapusta

The only thing you MIGHT have established is that...

The only thing you MIGHT have established is that it cost more to compete at a high professional level. I say MIGHT because I have not seen a price breakdown for specifically what the guys at the...
06-17-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kapusta

First off, I am assuming this is a flat bar...

First off, I am assuming this is a flat bar setup, not a drop bar... correct?

I own many bikes with BB7 mechs, one with XT 2-pot hydros, and one with Magura MT7 4-pot hydros (these run ~$230 per...
06-17-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,615
Posted By Kapusta

Wrong. Look at the low end. much, MUCH cheaper...

Wrong. Look at the low end. much, MUCH cheaper than in 1986. In fact, for what the vast majority of people are actually buying they are cheaper (adjusted for inflation). The fact that a minuscule...
06-17-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,615
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, you knew your argument was flawed and that...

Yes, you knew your argument was flawed and that somebody would point it out.
06-17-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,615
Posted By Kapusta

Your point is irrelevant, because "top tier" is...

Your point is irrelevant, because "top tier" is an utterly meaningless descriptor when comparing bikes from 2022 and 1986.

Just like "fastest sprinter" means something different when comparing a...
06-16-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,229
Posted By Kapusta

Practicing using just the front is a good idea,...

Practicing using just the front is a good idea, but going without a back at all is not. There are situations where using the back is safer, albeit less effective.
06-16-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 942
Posted By Kapusta

Aside from the obvious stuff like keeping oily...

Aside from the obvious stuff like keeping oily stuff off the pads and rotors..... Just ride the bike and hope for the best. Sometimes it just happens. By road bike pads have never gotten...
06-16-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,229
Posted By Kapusta

Ouch!!

Ouch!!
06-16-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,229
Posted By Kapusta

I’m giving it some time to adapt, then I might...

I’m giving it some time to adapt, then I might try shorter cranks.

In the end, we all have a different level of tolerance for risk of wrecking in the name of learning. There is a lot I won’t do...
06-16-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,615
Posted By Kapusta

No, I don’t need to answer that, because it has...

No, I don’t need to answer that, because it has nothing to do with my point that you were responding to.

Did you even read my post?

What you said is not a factual statement. You just said that...
06-16-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,615
Posted By Kapusta

No way in hell I could afford a high end bike in...

No way in hell I could afford a high end bike in college in the 80s.

Others could. Heck, some drove new BMWs.

What you or I or some other person could or could not afford in college is a silly...
06-16-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,229
Posted By Kapusta

I push things. I'm always trying to clear...

I push things. I'm always trying to clear technical stuff that challenges me, or seeing just how hard I can push a corner. But I am seldom going very fast in these situtaions, or at least I have a...
06-16-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Kapusta

Can't access any formating options when replying.

When I reply to a thread on my desktop, I am no longer getting any of the formatting options (bold/italic/underline, insert link/picture, etc) that entire block is missing. There is no "Go advanced"...
06-16-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Kapusta

Core strengthening, hamstring stretching, and...

Core strengthening, hamstring stretching, and addressing fit/posture on the bike all made a difference for my lower back.

But my back is not your back.
06-16-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 942
Posted By Kapusta

I think the reason you find sanding helps or is...

I think the reason you find sanding helps or is needed is that you’ve got contaminated pads. Sanding is often just a temporary solution, as the contamination makes its way back to the surface.
...
06-16-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,615
Posted By Kapusta

Bikes are not cars, and 95% of analogies or...

Bikes are not cars, and 95% of analogies or comparisons of the two are a complete waste of time.

Same goes for electronics, airplanes, motorcycles, and golf clubs.
06-16-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 942
Posted By Kapusta

it worked. Torching also worked on some XT...

it worked.

Torching also worked on some XT pads that after sitting for a winter had no bite… Cleaning and sanding alone did not help.
06-14-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,229
Posted By Kapusta

Well you obviously did NOT perfect the technique....

Well you obviously did NOT perfect the technique. If you grabbed enough brake to go over the bars, then you grabbed too much brake, and in the end did not come to a stop as fast.
06-14-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,229
Posted By Kapusta

I can brake VERY hard on my drop bar bike. It is...

I can brake VERY hard on my drop bar bike. It is all about technique. You need to shift your weight back (or, put another way… shove the bike forward relative to yourself) and down BEFORE you grab a...
06-13-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,615
Posted By Kapusta

So…. you don’t understand how a through axle...

So…. you don’t understand how a through axle works…. but that won’t stop you from calling the technology garbage.

FWIW, I’ve got a 17 year old TA MTB fork with 14 years of regular, hard use. Zero...
06-12-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 466
Posted By Kapusta

OK, got it. What I believe happened was that...

OK, got it.

What I believe happened was that without the bleed block in there, it allowed the pistons too move too far out when you did the bleed. The problem is that allowed the system to be...
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