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05-17-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

I can only imagine the collective meltdown the...

I can only imagine the collective meltdown the industry is experiencing over this powerful salvo you have unleashed.
05-16-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 551
Posted By Kapusta

Since you mention you are using flat bars, try...

Since you mention you are using flat bars, try something like ergon grips with the integrated little bar ends.

In my experience, these can be just as good on long rides as drops.
05-16-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By Kapusta

It is absolutely not too early to change the oil...

It is absolutely not too early to change the oil in the lowers. Its like engine oil: If you bought a used car with no odometer and no dipstick to check, and did not know when the oil was last...
05-16-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By Kapusta

Being a 4 year-old fork, I would do a full...

Being a 4 year-old fork, I would do a full servicing of it. Rebuild kits is likely under $25, and $40 will get you all the damper and lower leg fluids you will need for a very long time. Only special...
05-15-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By Kapusta

You have asked about suspension but I don't see...

You have asked about suspension but I don't see where you stated what is on there now. Is it a Reba? If so, that is a solid fork. Nothing fancy, but well made made and easy to service.
05-13-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By Kapusta

Until the OP response clarifying what chain,...

Until the OP response clarifying what chain, crank, and rings he has, there is not much more to do here.

i suspect that crankset may not be what came stock on the bike.
05-13-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By Kapusta

Did Truvativ even exist when 105 was 8 speed? ...

Did Truvativ even exist when 105 was 8 speed?

Truvativ had higher level stuff back in the 2000s. At least for MTB they did. I think that changed as SRAM reordered their product lines / brands.
05-13-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By Kapusta

Drain holes don't work very well when they are on...

Drain holes don't work very well when they are on the top.
05-13-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By Kapusta

The fact that the chain dropped between the rings...

The fact that the chain dropped between the rings makes me wonder if something is up with that.

Is it possible that the chain is for a higher number of speeds then the rings are designed for? As...
05-13-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 787
Posted By Kapusta

Then it would not be a blind corner.

Then it would not be a blind corner.
05-12-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Kapusta

I run a 1x11 on my 26” mtb. 32 x 11-46. It...

I run a 1x11 on my 26” mtb.

32 x 11-46. It is as low as I need it to go and I ride some pretty steep stuff.

But that is me. Gearing needs vary by individual. What is your current low gear, and...
05-12-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 691
Posted By Kapusta

I notice similar things when going shorter. ...

I notice similar things when going shorter.

Whether it is good or bad depends on the application.

I have run slighly shorter cranks on my Road/Gravel bikes than my MTBs for years. I recently...
05-11-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,068
Posted By Kapusta

Tasteful and understated top :thumb: But...

Tasteful and understated top :thumb:

But who’s the guy with the funny looking shirt next to you?
05-11-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

No, you do not generally have to say "disc brake"...

No, you do not generally have to say "disc brake" if you know the context. And you don't always have to specify shifter/brake.

But sometimes you DO have to specify the type of brake, thus there...
05-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

Kinda like sharting.... except less messy and not...

Kinda like sharting.... except less messy and not real.
05-11-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

No, “shifter” most certainly does NOT do that. ...

No, “shifter” most certainly does NOT do that.

I was not aware that SRAM, Campy, and Shimano's marketing copy got to decide how we use the English language. Am I allowed to call something a bidon...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 686
Posted By Kapusta

The fact that she has not shown any particular...

The fact that she has not shown any particular enthusiasm for picking up cycling (it is still not a priority despite being married to someone who is an avid cyclist) means that it is likely never...
05-11-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

There would be no confusion because they assumed...

There would be no confusion because they assumed correctly.

If I told someone I broke the caliper on my MTB, you would correctly assume it was a disc brake.

By your logic, it is time to retire...
05-11-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

Please tell me a one word term that specifies an...

Please tell me a one word term that specifies an integrated shifter/brake lever combo and differentiates it from a brake lever or shifter.

BTW, all words are “made up” words. That is how language...
05-11-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

Or you can just have a different single-word term...

Or you can just have a different single-word term for each scenario (shifter, brake lever, shifter/brake combo) and nobody needs to clarify anything. That's the beauty of an expanded vocabulary.
05-11-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, I find that keeping extra parts around does...

Yeah, I find that keeping extra parts around does not end up saving me the cost of buying new parts. It makes me want to use them to build another bike which entails buying more parts.:lol:

In the...
05-10-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

So that you know whether one is describing a...

So that you know whether one is describing a brake, a shifter, or a combo brake/shifter.

Hey, that's just a guess.:innocent:
05-10-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^^^ How did niche pavement racing...

This^^^^^

How did niche pavement racing bikes co-opt the all encompassing "road" label? How about Pavement Pushers?

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that don't suck on gravel.
05-10-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By Kapusta

Every time I’ve tried a second wheelset it ends...

Every time I’ve tried a second wheelset it ends up growing into a whole new bike.
05-07-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By Kapusta

Isn’t that the point of BF?

Isn’t that the point of BF?
05-06-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,244
Posted By Kapusta

I would feel like a tool if my clothes...

I would feel like a tool if my clothes coordinated with my bike..

I try hard to look like I don’t care.
05-06-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 652
Posted By Kapusta

When she first started riding 14 years ago, my...

When she first started riding 14 years ago, my wife went through something like a dozen saddles to find one that worked for her. Recently her needs seemed to change and it took another dozen to find...
05-05-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Kapusta

Being a steel frame, unless it rusts you may well...

Being a steel frame, unless it rusts you may well get another 25 years out of it.
05-05-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,771
Posted By Kapusta

What would Hugh Jassman ride?

What would Hugh Jassman ride?
05-05-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Kapusta

Steep stuff, I would guess. This is the MTB...

Steep stuff, I would guess.

This is the MTB forum.
05-05-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,672
Posted By Kapusta

Yes. Good as new. Unless they are the peel...

Yes. Good as new.

Unless they are the peel and stick “glueless” kind. Those usually don’t hold up long term in my limited experience with them.
05-05-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By Kapusta

If you are beyond the chain wrap capacity of the...

If you are beyond the chain wrap capacity of the RD, and you size the chain to only work with the small ring, you really need to remove the large ring or at least make sure there is absolutely no way...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,517
Posted By Kapusta

So, if some lab has not produced measurments to...

So, if some lab has not produced measurments to explain the differences that people are feeling, then they are not actually feeling it?

What is even the point of doing these measurements when all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,517
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, they ride differently. In MTB use, CF rims...

Yes, they ride differently. In MTB use, CF rims are noticeably stiffer. They track better but can be to harsh for some folks. In fact, calming that harshness has been an ongoing process over the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,517
Posted By Kapusta

This is a classic example of relying on armchair...

This is a classic example of relying on armchair predictions and ignoring real-world results.

A few years ago I replaced a wheelset on my road/gravel bike. Same bike, same tires. Noticeably...
05-03-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Kapusta

Unless there is some thing unusual about that...

Unless there is some thing unusual about that particular RD, it would have no problems with a chain a bit shorter. That is not even close to maxed out on how much it can extend.

As far as WHY i...
05-03-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 402
Posted By Kapusta

I did actually just sand, torch, and clean the...

I did actually just sand, torch, and clean the pads on the front of my mtb today. They somehow got contaminated. We’ll see if it helps.
05-03-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Kapusta

From his post: Generally there's a range of...

From his post:

Generally there's a range of a few links between too short and too long. Where within this range your bike's best set up is found by trying.

Seemed pretty clear to me.

And...
05-03-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, if that were all he had written, that would...

Yes, if that were all he had written, that would be pretty bad advice. However, that’s not all he wrote, which is why you’re supposed to read the rest of his post.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,517
Posted By Kapusta

Yes. Although “more” obvious implies it was...

Yes. Although “more” obvious implies it was obvious to start with… which it was not.
05-02-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Kapusta

This is another reason to consider shortening the...

This is another reason to consider shortening the chain. As you pull the cage down, the jockey wheel moves away from the cog.
05-02-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, it looks like your RD has a lot of excess...

Yes, it looks like your RD has a lot of excess chain wrap capacity for your setup, so there will be a wide range of chain length that will work. And yes, you could go longer and it will still work.
...
05-02-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Kapusta

The Aggressor is not a rear-only tire…. Its just...

The Aggressor is not a rear-only tire…. Its just that it is a lot more popular in the rear.

I would not run it in front because I want something grippier. But you can do so if you want some thing...
05-02-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 402
Posted By Kapusta

I started to respond to all the things Moisture...

I started to respond to all the things Moisture gets wrong in this thread, but it would be a lot easy to just state the parts I agree with.
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That’s about it.
05-02-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Kapusta

Wise move. Keep the good stuff. So to answer...

Wise move. Keep the good stuff.

So to answer your question: I think a quality CF bar is in most cases an upgrade on a trail bike. The lower weight is nice, but also the ride quality is a little...
05-02-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Kapusta

Looks way too long to me. But it will still...

Looks way too long to me. But it will still likely work fine.

Look at the Park Tools website for how to size a chain (Big/Big plus 1 or 2 links depending on how you are counting)
05-01-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Kapusta

Well here is the website for Kent Bikes: ...

Well here is the website for Kent Bikes:
https://kent.bike/

Call the customer service number.
05-01-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Kapusta

If you can’t determine the model (or even the...

If you can’t determine the model (or even the brand) of the hub, there is no way to know which free-hub to get for it.

Its like trying to buy a starter for a car without knowing what car it is.
...
05-01-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Kapusta

I have no idea what this even means. Wheel...

I have no idea what this even means.

Wheel size has nothing to do with what freehub your hub needs.

What brand/model hub is this? That is what determines what freehub to get.
05-01-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Kapusta

Are you looking to add a CF bar to get a better...

Are you looking to add a CF bar to get a better asking price?

Not worth it. Adding a $150 CF bar on a 7 year old DH bike will only increase the value a small fraction of that amount (if it...
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