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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Kapusta

I think your plan is fine, with the one change...

I think your plan is fine, with the one change noted above. Also, when I think of the "bar" position (reach and hieght), I am thinking of the tops of the hoods. guess a really different drop style...
09-15-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,566
Posted By Kapusta

Yep, I check pressure before most rides. I...

Yep, I check pressure before most rides.

I also carry a lot of tools, because that is what I want on my long and remote rides, and I have little inclination to thin it out on short rides. Easier...
09-15-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Kapusta

For $900 it looks fine, though some of those...

For $900 it looks fine, though some of those parts brands (tires and cranks) I have not heard of. But cranks are cranks, IMO, and any $900 bike is going to have questionable tires on them.

If...
09-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

Uhhh, no.

Uhhh, no.
09-14-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

The debate I was in actually had a point (whether...

The debate I was in actually had a point (whether something can be lighter without being weaker).

You just canít handle people making purchasing decisions you canít understand, and have not let it...
09-14-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

Good lord. Give it a rest.

Good lord. Give it a rest.
09-14-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Kapusta

Sounds like you are looking for flat bar levers...

Sounds like you are looking for flat bar levers for cantis or Road calipers? AKA “short pull”? I know Shimano makes a set for pretty cheap (like $20) that I used for a flat bar conversion. They are...
09-14-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Kapusta

You are leaving something out here. Why are you...

You are leaving something out here. Why are you re-taping? What is that changing? If you were able to set the tire up with that tape the first time, I canít see why it would be different the second...
09-14-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^

This^^^
09-14-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

If that is your definition of an emotional...

If that is your definition of an emotional decision, than no, that is not what he described doing.
09-13-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, wire bead would indicate a different tire. ...

Yeah, wire bead would indicate a different tire.

Considering the OP has not even bothered to say what tires he has, I think we have already invested way too much time in this corner of the...
09-13-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kapusta

You are making a lot of assumptions, here, based...

You are making a lot of assumptions, here, based solely on weight.

WTB Horizon is 60 or 120 tpi, depending on the model. Kenda in question is 30tpi.

There are many reasons why a tire can be...
09-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kapusta

How heavy the tire is is much less important that...

How heavy the tire is is much less important that how well it rolls.
09-13-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kapusta

But in the OPís case the WTB Horizons are not...

But in the OPís case the WTB Horizons are not being compared to $80 high performance RH tires, they are being compared to $16 garden hoses.
09-13-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kapusta

Well then this is the best guess I have seen so...

Well then this is the best guess I have seen so far in this thread.

Trying to answer the OPs question without knowing what tires he is running is like trying to figure out why a house is cold...
09-13-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kapusta

Has the OP stated what tires he is using? the...

Has the OP stated what tires he is using? the post above indicates WTB Horizon vs Kenda K-1024. If that is the case, that alone would make a pretty big difference.
09-13-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 974
Posted By Kapusta

You couldn't use ramps on the front wheels? Or...

You couldn't use ramps on the front wheels? Or just jack the thing up?
09-12-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,499
Posted By Kapusta

Hey, I love some of the newest micro-scaled audio...

Hey, I love some of the newest micro-scaled audio stuff (I am shocked at the sound that comes out my beer-can-sized, $75 JBL Flip5), but lets not get carried away here.
09-12-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Kapusta

With a set of Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass (35mm) or...

With a set of Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass (35mm) or Barlow Pass (38mm) I never even consider changing tires going from Road to gravel.

I have swapped between MTB tires and Road slicks in the past. It...
09-12-21, 09:04 AM
09-12-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,499
Posted By Kapusta

Flat pedals have come a long way in the past 10...

Flat pedals have come a long way in the past 10 years. And nylon/composite/plastic/whatever pedals have especially gotten good to the point of being on par with metal (albeit different strengths).
...
09-11-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,499
Posted By Kapusta

Well, at least you are now focusing on what...

Well, at least you are now focusing on what really matters.
09-11-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 653
Posted By Kapusta

I always carry a tube (and some sort of boot),...

I always carry a tube (and some sort of boot), and have twice needed it 2 times over the past 10 years for gashes that were too big to seal.

Also carry a 2oz bottle of Stans, valve core remover,...
09-10-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By Kapusta

Critical? Somehow I had no issues mountain biking...

Critical? Somehow I had no issues mountain biking for 20 years without a clutch. But they are "critical" for cobblestones?
09-10-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By Kapusta

If you are running a double up front, you don't...

If you are running a double up front, you don't need a clutch RD in the back. No harm in using it, but it is not really needed.
09-10-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By Kapusta

I am trying to wrap my head around running rim...

I am trying to wrap my head around running rim 1.2" wider than the tire.

If you say it works I believe you, but that sure does not sound right.
09-10-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By Kapusta

I have wasted far more money buying extra...

I have wasted far more money buying extra consumables that I ended up not needing than I will ever lose through price gouging during shortages.
09-09-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 598
Posted By Kapusta

AFAIK you can use a tube with any tubeless or...

AFAIK you can use a tube with any tubeless or tubeless ready tire and any tubeless or tubeless ready rim. Canít see any reason you could not.

If the tire works with a rim without a tube, it will...
09-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By Kapusta

What is the rim width? Internal width, more...

What is the rim width? Internal width, more specifically?
09-09-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By Kapusta

My Soma Fog Cutter is what I use for all my paved...

My Soma Fog Cutter is what I use for all my paved and unpaved riding. Probably 70/30 paved/unpaved overall. It is probably along the lines of what you are thinking.

Endurance Road geometry.
38mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,571
Posted By Kapusta

Sounds reasonable to me, but maybe try something...

Sounds reasonable to me, but maybe try something like a 39t?
09-09-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,503
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, make a more useful product that there is...

Yes, make a more useful product that there is more demand than supply for, and you can get more money for it.
09-09-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,481
Posted By Kapusta

I ride roughly the same ratio of gravel/pavement...

I ride roughly the same ratio of gravel/pavement as you, and really like the Rene Herse Barlow Pass. This is on the one bike that I do all of my paved and unpaved road riding on. Yes, it does...
09-09-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,503
Posted By Kapusta

Huh? XT is on par with Ultegra.

Huh?

XT is on par with Ultegra.
09-09-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ :thumb:

This^^^ :thumb:
09-08-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,986
Posted By Kapusta

No, that is not the consensus now, and it was not...

No, that is not the consensus now, and it was not 10-15 years ago either. But there have been people speculating that is should be true for even longer than that.

I am not going to go over all the...
09-08-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,986
Posted By Kapusta

No, that is not the consensus there. And it is...

No, that is not the consensus there. And it is definitely not the consensus among people who have actually owned these cassettes. Read it again and youíll understand why the fact that Ti wears faster...
09-08-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,986
Posted By Kapusta

This got hashed out at length here just...

This got hashed out at length here just yesterday: https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1238092-groupset-tiers-diminishing-returns.html
09-08-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,986
Posted By Kapusta

You mean the aluminum cog carriers were breaking?...

You mean the aluminum cog carriers were breaking? Never heard of or seen that.
09-08-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,986
Posted By Kapusta

No evidence that this is actually true of Dura...

No evidence that this is actually true of Dura Ace or XTR, but that won't stop people from saying it.
09-07-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

OK, THIS looks to be an instance where their is...

OK, THIS looks to be an instance where their is reason to believe that DA is in fact less durable. No argument there.
09-07-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

Not necessarily. If you are comparing all...

Not necessarily.

If you are comparing all steel cogs to all Ti cogs, yes. But that is not what they do with DA.

The smaller cogs wear faster. If a cassette wears out due to to the smaller steel...
09-07-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

Than What ARE you basing you durability concerns...

Than What ARE you basing you durability concerns about DA on? So far that is all you have offered.
09-07-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

Steel costs less than aluminium or Ti, but is...

Steel costs less than aluminium or Ti, but is actually stronger if you don't care about the weight. If you want to make a component durable, you make it out of steel.

You either get this or you...
09-07-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

Who said anything about infinity strong and...

Who said anything about infinity strong and light? That is a strawman argument.

Your F1 engineering analogy is flawed here.

Yes, if you are comparing two no-expense-spared components, then the...
09-07-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

Interesting insinuation: If the companies claim...

Interesting insinuation: If the companies claim it, it must be false :foo:

Sorry, but in this case the claim totally makes sense.The point is that it is not just which cogs you use the most, it is...
09-06-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

That is a very good point. 32t Ti cog does not...

That is a very good point. 32t Ti cog does not need to last as long as a 32t steel cog. It only needs to last as long as as 18t steel cog it is sharing the cassettes with.
09-06-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

The notion that high end MTB components are...

The notion that high end MTB components are expected last longer than high end Road components is absurd. You just made that up. If anything it is the opposite. Road components generally last longer...
09-06-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kapusta

No, it is not always a compromise. By your...

No, it is not always a compromise.

By your logic, the boat anchor components on a $100 Walmart BSO would be stronger/more reliable than 105/Ultegra.

They are not.

However, if you are...
09-06-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Kapusta

How wide are they?

How wide are they?
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