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07-06-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Kapusta

It is definitely not a Santa Cruz. They have...

It is definitely not a Santa Cruz. They have never used that suspension design.
07-06-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Kapusta

Any help to be had, here? This is what I see when...

Any help to be had, here? This is what I see when I reply and also clicked on "go advanced".
07-06-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 533
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, I know how dew forms. But It actually...

Yes, I know how dew forms. But It actually prevents it very effectively. This is why furniture on a covered porch stays dry while dew is forming on stuff out in the open. I can’t say the physics is...
07-06-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 533
Posted By Kapusta

As long as it is under some sort of roof, dew...

As long as it is under some sort of roof, dew should not be a problem. Even just a tarp strung up. Just don’t cover them in a tarp.
07-06-22, 08:44 AM
07-06-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 21,830
Posted By Kapusta

It is a replica in style (tan sidewalls, silver...

It is a replica in style (tan sidewalls, silver components, tan cork-looking bar tape).

But it is basically modern: sloped top tube, disk brakes, modern wheels (cartridge bearings, tubeless...
07-05-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,380
Posted By Kapusta

Man, haters gonna hate :lol: I am not sure...

Man, haters gonna hate :lol:

I am not sure what’s more entertaining: Hearing about this guy‘s dumpster vodka, or all the people clutching their pearls over looking in dumpsters.
07-05-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 21,830
Posted By Kapusta

I’m in my mid 50s, and IMO the Golden Age of...

I’m in my mid 50s, and IMO the Golden Age of bikes is right now.

It is also the Golden Age of TV, IMO. Were I to make a list of my favorite 10 TV series, I’d guess at least 7 of them have been...
07-05-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Kapusta

I assumed that he showers the bike first.

I assumed that he showers the bike first.
07-05-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 533
Posted By Kapusta

Is sawdust even much of a problem? I’ve got...

Is sawdust even much of a problem?

I’ve got my bikes (road/gravel, commuter, and MTBs) in my garage and I do some sawing in there. The bikes are not in the line of sawdust ejection, but...
07-05-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 533
Posted By Kapusta

As long as they do not get wet or stolen, it will...

As long as they do not get wet or stolen, it will be fine.

However, I would be very hesitant to drape anything over them. Anything that will keep the water out can also trap moisture in.

Of...
07-05-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 876
Posted By Kapusta

Surly Big Dummy is pretty long. ...

Surly Big Dummy is pretty long.


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07-04-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Kapusta

The idea is to check the chain at the point in...

The idea is to check the chain at the point in the suspension travel where the chain length will be longest. On most newer bikes this will be when fully compressed. But it can’t hurt to check...
07-04-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, slicks will help quite a bit. However, not...

Yes, slicks will help quite a bit. However, not all slicks are created equal. Some (like Rene Herse), roll incredibly fast. Others with cheap casing (Like the Kenda Kwest) ride like a garden hose:...
07-02-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 21,830
Posted By Kapusta

Hmmm. I’m in my 50s, and I think recent years...

Hmmm. I’m in my 50s, and I think recent years have been some of SNL’s best.
07-01-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 587
Posted By Kapusta

They may need to bed in.

They may need to bed in.
06-29-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,604
Posted By Kapusta

“Laying it down” is something you do on a...

“Laying it down” is something you do on a motorcycle, not a bicycle. At least not on purpose.
06-29-22, 06:33 AM
06-28-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 21,830
Posted By Kapusta

As much as it irritates me to need yet another...

As much as it irritates me to need yet another wrench, Torx does make a lot of sense.
06-28-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,604
Posted By Kapusta

As someone who (as I mentioned earlier) pushes...

As someone who (as I mentioned earlier) pushes the boundaries on my MTB and have accepted crashes as an accepted part of the game, I had some empathy towards your point of view.

(I should also...
06-26-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,356
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: 353
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: 353
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: 29
Views: 587
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: 29
Views: 587
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: 29
Views: 587
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: 29
Views: 587
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: 94
Views: 1,356
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: 94
Views: 1,356
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: 5,010
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: 94
Views: 1,356
Posted By Kapusta

Consensus is utterly irrelevant, here.

Consensus is utterly irrelevant, here.
06-23-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,356
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: 501
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: 5,010
Posted By Kapusta

That was terrible advice.

That was terrible advice.
06-23-22, 03:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,356
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: 1,811
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: 94
Views: 1,356
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: 94
Views: 1,356
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: 8,178
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: 5,097
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: 1,811
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: 5,097
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: 94
Views: 1,356
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: 8,178
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: 1,811
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: 8,178
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: 1,811
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...
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