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08-05-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By Kapusta

Soma frames ARE mass welded frames. Nothing wrong...

Soma frames ARE mass welded frames. Nothing wrong with that, but donít let the hipster designs, marketing, and elegant graphics fool you. These are Surly-grade frames. Nothing wrong Soma or Surly...
08-05-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By Kapusta

This helped me a lot: ...

This helped me a lot:

https://youtu.be/DOeTU6FYqBY
08-04-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Kapusta

Cut you post length in half and get to the point....

Cut you post length in half and get to the point. Too much work sifting through all the asides to get the relevant info.

I donít get how your tube is blowing if it is in the tire. Is the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,064
Posted By Kapusta

What flat pedal/shoe combo were you running?

What flat pedal/shoe combo were you running?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,064
Posted By Kapusta

What was that agreement? You mean that...

What was that agreement?

You mean that Larry should not be hitting on some dudeís girlfriend?
08-02-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kapusta

That is not the same rack that you have in your...

That is not the same rack that you have in your pictures.

But it appears this one (https://www.etrailer.com/question-396284.html) is. And is part of what made me suspect of the origins of yours.
...
08-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kapusta

The reason I ask is that the rack looks a little...

The reason I ask is that the rack looks a little odd to me... like it could be someoneís DIY job. But hard to tell from pics.

Like, why would there be wing-nut style bolts holding the trays down...
08-02-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kapusta

What model rack is that? Iíve never seen a...

What model rack is that?

Iíve never seen a hitch rack that uses a fork mount for the bike.
08-01-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Kapusta

No booze, no dogs, and you can't go over 5MPH?...

No booze, no dogs, and you can't go over 5MPH? Man, I don't miss NJ:)


Cool bike, though:thumb:
08-01-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By Kapusta

I hope you are not comparing the OP from this...

I hope you are not comparing the OP from this thread to the OP of that one :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,064
Posted By Kapusta

Well, this was one of the few threads where the...

Well, this was one of the few threads where the thread drift was probably a good thing.

But to your point...
Actually, that IS totally doable without foot retention. It mostly depends what kind...
07-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By Kapusta

He sold the bike setup short-chained for big-big?...

He sold the bike setup short-chained for big-big? I sure hope the buyer fully understood the implications of that.

You are generous. I do not give high marks for putting terrible ideas out on the...
07-30-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kapusta

OP: you asked if switching to 1x10 was worth it....

OP: you asked if switching to 1x10 was worth it. Well, some folks think it is not. Now that I know your cranks canít be converted, I am also in that camp.

But none of us know how badly YOU want...
07-30-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By Kapusta

One more thing: 4) He is a fool to size the...

One more thing:

4) He is a fool to size the chain that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,064
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.
07-29-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Kapusta

Rene Herse Superlight vs Endurance Casing.

Who has experience with Rene Herse Tires in BOTH Endurance and Superlight casing?

I have owned many sets of Compass / RH tires with the Superlight casings, and I love them. Utterly sublime ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,064
Posted By Kapusta

Wait... the OP is THAT...

Wait... the OP is THAT (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1233323-weird-rules-group-ride.html) guy?

Foot retention makes no difference, he is going to crush these people no matter what he...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,064
Posted By Kapusta

I can appreciate the benefits of foot retention...

I can appreciate the benefits of foot retention for fixed gear, but the OP did not say anything about riding fixed gear.
07-28-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^^ :thumb:

This^^^^ :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,064
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 wonít be slipping off in any of those situations.

Good flat pedals and shoes are NOT simply the setup you have now without the...
07-27-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Kapusta

I've gone through a couple of sets of Bontrager...

I've gone through a couple of sets of Bontrager H2 commuter tires that are inverted tread. It is nothing new or that unusual for commuter / urban / hybrid tires.
07-27-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Kapusta

Sounds like it might be the headset slightly...

Sounds like it might be the headset slightly binding. I had this happen with a Fog Cutter Frame I build up. After about a month it kept pulling to one side or the other. Turns out the head tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By Kapusta

As someone who needs a generally high stack/short...

As someone who needs a generally high stack/short reach bike, the best results I get is to go with the frame with the reach I want (the smaller size) and use spacers and/or riser stem to get the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,064
Posted By Kapusta

I think the reason many think that there is a...

I think the reason many think that there is a safety issue with flats is that they have never used a good set of modern mtb flat pedals with good shoes. This makes a HUGE difference.

FWIW, I road...
07-27-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By Kapusta

You are not missing anything.... other than the...

You are not missing anything.... other than the fact that some commenters donít understand what you are doing before commenting (like the big-big comment).

And you are also correct that even if...
07-26-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By Kapusta

Sorry, the engineer crack was intended to be a...

Sorry, the engineer crack was intended to be a playful dig. Re-reading it though, I see I came off being a real d!ck there. My bad.
07-26-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,697
Posted By Kapusta

If you have your reasons for using a short cage,...

If you have your reasons for using a short cage, go for it. You seem to know what the deal is. Just don't lone it to your elderly father.

As far as your math as to what the smallest cog is you can...
07-26-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
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: 83
Views: 1,697
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...
07-26-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Kapusta

How many speeds? What kind of brakes (v-brakes or...

How many speeds? What kind of brakes (v-brakes or cantis?)
07-24-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,519
Posted By Kapusta

For me, internal routing is extra work and zero...

For me, internal routing is extra work and zero benefit. Its not a dealbreaker, but it is definitely something I would prefer not have, and it would go in the ďconĒ column when comparing new...
07-22-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kapusta

I bought a used BD road Bike. A bandmate of mine...

I bought a used BD road Bike. A bandmate of mine toured on one. And I know a few folks who have owned MtBs from them over the years.

They have all been perfectly fine, I donít think anyone...
07-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
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.
07-20-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kapusta

Good point above about Tourney being riveted, If...

Good point above about Tourney being riveted, If it is, any sort of conversion to 1x or 2x is pretty much a no-go with it, unless you want to break out a grinder.
07-19-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kapusta

I donít agree with the last sentence (clutch RDs...

I donít agree with the last sentence (clutch RDs and narrow/wide 1x rings are big improvements) but the recommendation to do a 3x to 2x conversion is worth consideration.

For $20 you can stick a...
07-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,121
Posted By Kapusta

I donít think it really takes much imagination to...

I donít think it really takes much imagination to see how people sometimes fall over in clipless..
07-19-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kapusta

I agree. IMO, it always sucked for trail...

I agree.

IMO, it always sucked for trail riding :)

Ever since the late 90s, Iíve pulled the big ring off the 3x cranks on all my MTBs and run them 2x.

Which is exactly what I would do with...
07-19-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kapusta

You may not need a new crank. Are the rings...

You may not need a new crank. Are the rings replaceable? If so, just buy a narrow wide ring and run it in the middle ring position of your current crank.

One thing to consider is that the...
07-18-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,121
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)
...
07-14-21, 10:38 AM
07-14-21, 07:25 AM
07-13-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,397
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty much nothing anymore. Best way to ensure I...

Pretty much nothing anymore. Best way to ensure I will no longer need something is by buying a whole lot of it in advance.
07-12-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
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...
07-12-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Kapusta

What you really should be measuring is the...

What you really should be measuring is the clearance around the current tires while in the fork and frame. Measure sides and top. You can use a set of metric hex wrenches to get a good idea how much...
07-11-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Kapusta

Iím confused. You have 7cm clearance around the...

Iím confused. You have 7cm clearance around the front tire? And 8cm around the rear? Thats impossible. Do mean 7mm and 8mm?
07-10-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,895
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...
07-10-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Kapusta

What fork is on the bike? Specs donít say.

What fork is on the bike? Specs donít say.
07-09-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Kapusta

Measure the tires on there now (with calipers) as...

Measure the tires on there now (with calipers) as well as how much clearance you have around the tires in the frame and fork.

What tires are on there now?
07-08-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Kapusta

Different bars have different reach. And some...

Different bars have different reach. And some differ from each other by a lot. If the new ones are shorter, then it makes perfect sense that you might want a longer stem.

Of maybe your flexibility...
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