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01-23-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,318
Posted By Kapusta

5’-10”. Typically fit something like a 50cm...

5’-10”. Typically fit something like a 50cm traditional, or 48ish compact. The sizing is mostly driven by needing a short reach.

I am an outlier for sure.
01-23-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Kapusta

Cool, that is what I wanted to know.

Cool, that is what I wanted to know.
01-23-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Kapusta

Its not the bearing itself. This has a cartridge...

Its not the bearing itself. This has a cartridge bearing, and that itself spins freely, even under load.

t the issue is the drag of the seal on the crown race against the bearing. Cane Creek...
01-23-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Kapusta

Tight crown seal on Cane Creek Headset

I just got a frame that came with a CC40 lower headset (for a tapered fork). I'll be waiting on the fork for a while.

I was checking the bearings for smoothness and proper mating with the cups and...
01-23-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Kapusta

I’m not touching that:eek: Just using the...

I’m not touching that:eek:

Just using the term “Faux Bar” can make some people lose their marbles :twitchy:
01-23-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 868
Posted By Kapusta

I think that when talking about the impact of...

I think that when talking about the impact of wheel weight, you have to distinguish between weight at the outside (rims, nipples) vs weight at the center (hubs). The rims/nipples matter a whole lot...
01-23-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Kapusta

No it won’t work well if at all. The amount of...

No it won’t work well if at all. The amount of cable that the 9 speed shifter pulls for each gear change is different than what the 10 speed derailleur needs to move one gear on the 10 speed cassette.
01-22-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 973
Posted By Kapusta

For what you are describing, I’d be using 35-38mm...

For what you are describing, I’d be using 35-38mm high quality tires. Something like one of the Rene Herse offerings. If you want tough, get the endurance casings. Your Pasellas are a fine choice as...
01-21-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 791
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, my Surly is the TA I have that does require...

Yeah, my Surly is the TA I have that does require a tool.
01-20-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 791
Posted By Kapusta

Many TAs are tool free and just as fast as QR. ...

Many TAs are tool free and just as fast as QR.


There is nothing more specific about TA racks compared to QR racks. A QR fork needs a QR rack and a TA fork needs a TA rack.

Not trying to...
01-20-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 868
Posted By Kapusta

I have not looked into this from a gravel riding...

I have not looked into this from a gravel riding point of view, but I know with MTB wheels, the weight savings is only part of why people go with CF rims. The other is the difference in ride quality....
01-20-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Kapusta

FS has not been “controversial” outside of a...

FS has not been “controversial” outside of a luddite fringe for over 2 decades.

Most expereince mountain bikers find a place or mood for both FS and HT bikes..

BTW, if your friends need to be...
01-20-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 791
Posted By Kapusta

Part of the safety benefit of a TA is that they...

Part of the safety benefit of a TA is that they are 99.9% fool proof.

QR is only 99% fool proof.

If you are in the top 1% of fools, then the difference matters.
01-18-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Kapusta

You have clearly never used Advent or Advent X....

You have clearly never used Advent or Advent X. But that does not seem to stop you from voicing a strong opinion about them.
01-18-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Kapusta

He did mention a fork AND shock.

He did mention a fork AND shock.
01-18-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Kapusta

The dropper issue has nothing to do with the seat...

The dropper issue has nothing to do with the seat tube diameter. It is the max insertion length that could be the issue.

I don't care what you buy. Used Shimano is fine. I am simply pointing out...
01-18-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Kapusta

What I am not understanding is why someone who is...

What I am not understanding is why someone who is such a component snob and wanting only "modern" standards is wasting his money on a 2004 Stumpjumper :foo:

Outdated geometry aside, It was a...
01-17-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By Kapusta

Jagwire Mini Tube Tops...

Jagwire Mini Tube Tops (https://jagwire.com/products/small-parts/tube-tops) work really well.

I got a few of them with the last Mountain PRO cable/housing kit I ordered from them.
01-17-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 696
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, really:lol:

Yeah, really:lol:
01-16-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Kapusta

Have you actually USED Microshift? I've got it on...

Have you actually USED Microshift? I've got it on one flat bar road bike and a friend uses the Advent X on his MTB. Works great.

Certainly more than worthy of a 2004 Stupjumper ;)
01-16-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Kapusta

You don't need a new crank-set for the 1x11...

You don't need a new crank-set for the 1x11 conversion. Just a narrow-wide ring to put on the one you already have.
01-16-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 545
Posted By Kapusta

I think the OP has received a few great...

I think the OP has received a few great suggestions how to make this work.
01-15-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 545
Posted By Kapusta

Sure. Just lube it up and push really hard.

Sure. Just lube it up and push really hard.
01-13-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By Kapusta

If you want to try shorter bars, just move the...

If you want to try shorter bars, just move the controls inwards on the bars you have. If you like it, simply cut the bars down.
01-12-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,597
Posted By Kapusta

I ride all three. My Soma Fog Cutter with Rene...

I ride all three. My Soma Fog Cutter with Rene Herse 38mm Superlight tires takes care of my all my road needs (paved and unpaved). I used to have a pavement-specific bike. I never miss it.

When...
01-12-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,597
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel Bikes are Road Bikes that don’t suck on...

Gravel Bikes are Road Bikes that don’t suck on Gravel.

or as I prefer to put it:

Gravel Bikes are Road Bikes that don’t suck.
01-12-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,597
Posted By Kapusta

There is absolutely an overlap between what is...

There is absolutely an overlap between what is considered a Gravel bike and what is considered an Endurance Road bike. An Endurance bike with 38s is basically a gravel bike as well in my book.

My...
01-11-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,597
Posted By Kapusta

I never understood peoples’ aversion to things...

I never understood peoples’ aversion to things having more useful and nuanced descriptors.

Fwiw, “Monstercross” was a term years before “gravel” was.
01-11-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,597
Posted By Kapusta

Well there is a lot of overlap between bikes...

Well there is a lot of overlap between bikes called “gravel” and “touring”, but in general, a touring bike is designed to carry loads. So not only would the frames tend be stiffer and heavier but the...
01-11-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,001
Posted By Kapusta

Bombing down mountain trails is bike abusive? ...

Bombing down mountain trails is bike abusive?

I feel so guilty, now.
01-11-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,597
Posted By Kapusta

With a gravel bike with high quality tires you...

With a gravel bike with high quality tires you don’t need a glass smooth road for a smooth ride.

And glass smooth roads usually mean more cars going more fast. Lightly trafficked back roads tend...
01-08-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By Kapusta

With a used bike, it all comes down the the...

With a used bike, it all comes down the the condition, and a 5 year old bike could be great or terrible.

If the bike has seen light use, or seen heavier use but been well maintained, the...
01-07-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 696
Posted By Kapusta

PNW site gives all the details and measurements...

PNW site gives all the details and measurements you need to know if their droppers will fit in your frame at a given seatpost extension.
01-02-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,011
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t waste my time on people not running at...

I don’t waste my time on people not running at least Ultegra.
01-01-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Kapusta

I love my Fat Bike for a lot of reasons, but I...

I love my Fat Bike for a lot of reasons, but I would not get one if it were just for riding on snowy roads. Far better of with standard sized winter tires with studs, IMO.

Sure, if you are getting...
12-31-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Kapusta

In my experience, if the ice is rough it does...

In my experience, if the ice is rough it does help a little, but on a smooth ice… nope.
12-31-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,011
Posted By Kapusta

Always tell people when they are doing it wrong....

Always tell people when they are doing it wrong. Always. They will thank you for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By Kapusta

I think you may be mixing up two different...

I think you may be mixing up two different things: Wheel diameter vs tire width.

A mullet is a bike with a larger wheel diameter in the front. 29/27.5 is the current thing, but you use to see...
12-30-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Kapusta

As far as just riding regular gravel tires (like...

As far as just riding regular gravel tires (like the Pumpkin Ridge) on snowy roads.... it can work great or it can be a slippery mess, and it can change at any point in time.

But "snow" can mean a...
12-29-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By Kapusta

If the thing was only ridden from 2006 - 2010,...

If the thing was only ridden from 2006 - 2010, then there should be plenty of life left in the frame. And fi the pivots do get worn, I am pretty sure those are all off-the-shelf bearing sizes.

As...
12-28-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Kapusta

I think a few folks are misreading the OP. He has...

I think a few folks are misreading the OP. He has a spacer above the stem.

OP: as long as there is enough steer tube sticking into the spacer to keep it in place, you are fine.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-26-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve been very happy with the Wednesday I bought...

I’ve been very happy with the Wednesday I bought a few years ago. I bought it for the Upstate NY winters as a snow bike, but where it has really made a difference for me is in the 2 months of mud and...
12-26-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Kapusta

It is good to have at least one chain retention...

It is good to have at least one chain retention measure, even for a road bike. Clutch RD, chain guide, or NW ring. Any one of those should be sufficient.
12-25-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,863
Posted By Kapusta

Unless the hangar was checked with an actual...

Unless the hangar was checked with an actual deraileur alignment tool, I’m still putting my money on a bent hangar.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-24-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Kapusta

Plenty of dropper posts longer than 400mm. ...

Plenty of dropper posts longer than 400mm.

PNW Loam in 200mm drop is 540mm total length.

Edit: just realized someone already mentioned droppers and PNW.
12-24-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,440
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t know about chains, but people are washing...

I don’t know about chains, but people are washing their bikes way too often.
12-24-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Kapusta

Good pads make a way bigger difference than the...

Good pads make a way bigger difference than the calipers IMO. And the biggest performance difference out of the box between high dollar and cheap v-brakes is usually the stock pads.

So, you can...
12-24-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By Kapusta

The difference in frame reach (and therefore the...

The difference in frame reach (and therefore the difference in stem length you will need) between a gravel bike and modern ht can be 2-3”.

I won’t seconds guess what you like to ride, but when...
12-24-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Kapusta

Whether flat pedals chew up the shoe covers is...

Whether flat pedals chew up the shoe covers is probably completely dependent on the agressivemess of the pins.

My TMAC pedals will do in the sole of a shoe in a couple seasons. I doubt shoe covers...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,160
Posted By Kapusta

When describing a derailleur, “consumable” is...

When describing a derailleur, “consumable” is interchangeable with “piece of $h!t”.
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