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04-20-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Noonievut

Do Shoes Lose Stiffness

On my gravel bikes over the past 5-7 years Iíve used spd pedals and Specialized mtb shoes (same pair). Never had any issues. At the start of this year Iíve been getting more foot and ankle soreness...
04-20-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Noonievut

Road or Mtb Shoes

For those riding mixed surface or mainly gravel (no technical single track) do you use road or mtb pedals and shoes?
04-16-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By Noonievut

Yep, when Iím on my gravel bike, with gravel in...

Yep, when Iím on my gravel bike, with gravel in mind, it is always mixed surface. In a single ride Iíve been on newly paved roads, cracked and pot holes paved paved roads, gravel, dirt, wood chips,...
04-15-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By Noonievut

All those roads pictured above look great. For...

All those roads pictured above look great. For me a sub 50k ride only has so many gravel options, but over 50 and many more options and variety of Ďsurfacesí.
04-15-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Noonievut

Iím going tubeless on my gravel bike in a couple...

Iím going tubeless on my gravel bike in a couple months, when I swap tires, so Iím planning to put this to the test!

On my mountain bike, riding technical single track, itís a game changer for...
04-06-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By Noonievut

I must confess I was a bad boy this winter...

I must confess I was a bad boy this winter (Zwift), but I got out more than five times in December, three times in each of Jan and Feb, a good amount in March and havenít ridden indoors last five...
01-06-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,677
Posted By Noonievut

I usually have a time I want to be home by. I...

I usually have a time I want to be home by. I leave in the morning when Iím ready and aim to be back at that time. Stopped carrying a bike computer two years ago, so much more enjoyable.
01-01-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By Noonievut

Now that you mention, this is what I donít like...

Now that you mention, this is what I donít like as well.
12-31-18, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks for the ideas! Im familiar with...

Thanks for the ideas!

Im familiar with indoor training (have my road bike on a smart trainer through the winter) and will follow some plans Inhabe in a book (plus tunes or TV to pass the time).
12-29-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By Noonievut

Using a Spin Bike on Vacation

Iíve never really used a spin bike before as Iíve never needed to. In a few weeks Iíll be away for 12 days and other than walking I would like to maintain (not lose much) fitness.

My question is...
Forum: Touring
12-24-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Noonievut

2019 Planning - Northeast North America

I like planning things, even if in reality things donít go as planned. Itís a great activity to spend time on in the winter, dreaming ahead to some nice bike touring.

Iím not much into touring at...
12-02-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Noonievut

I decided Iím not swapping them. A pair of them...

I decided Iím not swapping them. A pair of them costs me about $70 Canadian. Iím going to change them out every year. Fresh ones late spring when the gravel roads and trails in my area are...
12-01-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Noonievut

last year I used my road bike with 25mm slicks. ...

last year I used my road bike with 25mm slicks. But on a cold, damp winter morning even a road that hadnít seen rain or snow for days was dodgy. The GKSK have been great for these conditions
11-27-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By Noonievut

They are amazing! Best expedition style cycling...

They are amazing! Best expedition style cycling videos online, IMHO. I donate to him monthly via Patrion
11-24-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Noonievut

Would you swap tires in this situation?

I have 650x48 Panaracer Gravel King SK on my gravel bike. I ride this bike on mixed surface rides (30/70 paved to gravel). Tires are great on the gravel roads in my area, and surprisingly fast on...
11-18-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By Noonievut

A Versatile Bag

Iím looking for recommendations for a second bikepacking-style bag to serve two purposes.

When doing 2-4 day gravel/mixed surface rides (no cooking, staying in B&B) I use a 15L seat bag to carry...
11-18-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,957
Posted By Noonievut

Thats a great line up of bikes for a shop. Iím...

Thats a great line up of bikes for a shop. Iím jealous
11-18-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,800
Posted By Noonievut

I guess it depends on what you want out of the...

I guess it depends on what you want out of the bike. Open and Warbird are more geared towards fast gravel riding and racing. The Bombtrack is more bikepacking, more versatile albeit heavier.

As...
11-13-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks everyone. I rarely hose my bike and...

Thanks everyone.

I rarely hose my bike and when I do itís very light. This recent ride was very muddy though and extra hmmpf was needed, but just on the frame.

I donít think I have to do...
11-11-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Noonievut

What to Lube ĎOther Than the Chainí

Other than my chain, what other parts should be lubed...after a very muddy ride that required some serious cleaning with a hose?

My gravel bike is 1x with hydraulic discs.

Iím thinking parts of...
11-09-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Noonievut

highest Iíve been quoted was $150 for the pair. ...

highest Iíve been quoted was $150 for the pair. And thatís from a someone who runs a Park Tool school and teaches wheel building.

but hey, itís hard to make money in the business and if the...
11-07-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By Noonievut

Check out offerings by Bombtrack

Check out offerings by Bombtrack
Forum: Touring
11-06-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By Noonievut

+1 And bike handling skills through corners...

+1

And bike handling skills through corners (which is about you, not the bike)
11-05-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By Noonievut

No brass or anything close to a spectacle!

No brass or anything close to a spectacle!
11-04-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By Noonievut

Attended my First CX Race

I watch all CX races on YouTube and really enjoy the sport. The PanAm race was 1.5hr north of where I live and just got back from a fun filled day. In fact itís the first professional race Iíve...
11-04-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By Noonievut

I just discovered this sub-forum, though as I...

I just discovered this sub-forum, though as I donít race I wouldnít read this for info for questions/answers. However, I do watch all the pro races on YouTube and CX Magazine...so I will visit here...
Forum: Touring
10-28-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Noonievut

@Andrew R Stewart - thanks, thatís some good...

@Andrew R Stewart - thanks, thatís some good points you raised that Iíll make sure I bring to the table.

With respect to talking to the builder, thatís already started. But I like to get a few...
Forum: Touring
10-28-18, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Noonievut

My road bike is that comfortable. As I mentioned...

My road bike is that comfortable. As I mentioned above, itís custom and and I stressed comfort over speed.
Forum: Touring
10-26-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Noonievut

Bike Geometry Question

My road bike is a custom frame (Marinoni Piuma). Itís got a fairly tall head tube as I prefer a more upright position. Had the bike for 10 yrs and it fits like a glove.

The same company sells...
10-26-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,011
Posted By Noonievut

I had mentioned one idea for a second wheelset...

I had mentioned one idea for a second wheelset for the gravel bike being for touring (which I do a few times a year, mind you theyíre only sub-5 day tours), and I would use 32mm tires on 700c...
10-25-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 142,629
Posted By Noonievut

Nice photos chas88 this morning before work...

Nice photos chas88

this morning before work I had my headlight (to see) on the entire ride. Seems like. It long ago I didnít need it at all
10-24-18, 04:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,011
Posted By Noonievut

:lol: I used P.S. and it was on my mind as I...

:lol:

I used P.S. and it was on my mind as I was still freezing at that moment! I feared their rath as well :innocent:
Forum: Touring
10-23-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks for all of the tips!

Thanks for all of the tips!
Forum: Touring
10-21-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Noonievut

Weight Balance Question

I have a 15L seat bag and two Ortlieb panniers (might be the sport packer model). With these bags I can carry a lightweight tent, bag and pad, plus spare clothes and other basic items for a 3-4 day...
10-21-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,011
Posted By Noonievut

Youíre right that it could have went on another...

Youíre right that it could have went on another forum, but Iím talking specifically about my gravel bike, with mention of the road bike to imply that I didnít want to run a set of road-only wheels on...
10-21-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,011
Posted By Noonievut

OP here, thought I would get us back on track ;-)...

OP here, thought I would get us back on track ;-)

I came up with a good idea for a second wheelset, that does not overlap with the road bike though would only be applicable to some folks...a...
10-16-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,011
Posted By Noonievut

I use my road bike if 10% or so gravel. Just...

I use my road bike if 10% or so gravel. Just love my road bike...custom geometry fits like a glove, new drivetrain, and lighter with faster acceleration.
10-16-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,011
Posted By Noonievut

Speaking with my wheelbuilder today I decided to...

Speaking with my wheelbuilder today I decided to use only one wheelset. I like the hubs from current wheelset so Iíll use those along with the rotors. Will get new rims and spokes, and a custom...
10-15-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,011
Posted By Noonievut

thatís what I have as well. Iím getting a new...

thatís what I have as well. Iím getting a new wheelset for the gravel bike and wondering if I should do something with the old wheelset, other than selling it
10-15-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By Noonievut

Have you looked into the Kona Sutra LTD? I test...

Have you looked into the Kona Sutra LTD? I test road that one before I bought the Bombtrack. Pretty good.
10-15-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,011
Posted By Noonievut

Two Wheelsets - Use of Each

Anyone run two wheelsets on their gravel bike, AND have a road bike that they use for road? I donít want to run a road wheelset on my gravel bike, I prefer my road bike to the gravel bike on the...
10-14-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By Noonievut

I have the Hook EXT, and chose it over the beyond...

I have the Hook EXT, and chose it over the beyond because the 650b 2.1, gearing and I liked the feel better. But the Beyond was nice.
10-14-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By Noonievut

Funny, I find them fast on paved roads. I had...

Funny, I find them fast on paved roads. I had bought them for this reason after hearing they were fast, and found that to be true. I guess this shows that everyoneís perspective is different and...
10-12-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,044
Posted By Noonievut

I donít race and I prefer to stretch my back and...

I donít race and I prefer to stretch my back and shoulders when coasting down a hill as opposed to pedaling hard and running out of gears.
10-11-18, 04:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,044
Posted By Noonievut

1x 40t front and 11-42 rear. Climbing includes...

1x
40t front and 11-42 rear. Climbing includes 20% grades on gravel roads and the gearing works fine for me. If the bike was loaded I would want more gearing.
10-08-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Noonievut

Georgetown

Georgetown
10-06-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Noonievut

happy it was a basic adjustment. Iím trying to...

happy it was a basic adjustment. Iím trying to improve my mechanic skills so Iím the end this was a helpful experience.
10-05-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Noonievut

Fixed!

Thanks for the responses.

I should have mentioned that I was at work when I asked this question, and that after this morning's ride I didn't have a chance to look at the bike or try anything at...
10-05-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Noonievut

It indexes perfectly across 9 of the 11 cogs. ...

It indexes perfectly across 9 of the 11 cogs. But I will check the alignment.
10-05-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Noonievut

Maybe I over-used ďsuddenĒ. Last ride I didnít...

Maybe I over-used ďsuddenĒ. Last ride I didnít climb the harder hills so was out if the largest cog. Shifting was fine. Ride before that I was in the largest cog and all was fine. This morning I...
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