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Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,755
Posted By Noonievut

Garmin Varia.

Garmin Varia.
05-23-23, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 386,869
Posted By Noonievut

Floating over some sweet single track ...

Floating over some sweet single track


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05-08-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 903
Posted By Noonievut

Sorry if I missed it, but why not use your road...

Sorry if I missed it, but why not use your road bike on those group rides, and your new bike for everything else?

I tried to make my previous gravel bikes road worthy, but they never matched my...
05-07-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Noonievut

Exploration is Fun

This thread wonít be a surprise to most who own a gravel / all-road bike.

I split my time between road and gravel. Iíve lived in the same general area since I started cycling. When I started...
04-25-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 386,869
Posted By Noonievut

Gravel climb up to this spot hit 22% at one...

Gravel climb up to this spot hit 22% at one point. Was fun going down though!

...
04-21-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 386,869
Posted By Noonievut

Iíve been riding the multi surface trails in my...

Iíve been riding the multi surface trails in my town on a gravel bike for 12 years or so...and at least once a year I find a new spur. My new Fargo rode through this section as smoothly as my old...
04-20-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5,365
Views: 3,767,572
Posted By Noonievut

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04-02-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5,365
Views: 3,767,572
Posted By Noonievut

Riding this on gravel and beyond ...

Riding this on gravel and beyond


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03-09-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5,365
Views: 3,767,572
Posted By Noonievut

I love how youíre picking up on other things in...

I love how youíre picking up on other things in the photo...great being hike nerds! :thumb:
03-04-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 896
Posted By Noonievut

We got a foot of snow. But itís warm today. I...

We got a foot of snow. But itís warm today. I just did a drive to scout the roads just north of me (theyíre usually good) and conditions are awesome.
Hoping to do a 50k road ride tomorrow
02-24-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Noonievut

Sold my Gravel Bike

For the first time in 8-10 years Iím without a gravel (all-road) bike. I know I will own one again in the future, but for now Iím going to stick with my road bike, and my new FS mountain bike.
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Forum: Touring
01-15-23, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,482
Posted By Noonievut

Check out Nathan Starzinski. Two videos so far,...

Check out Nathan Starzinski. Two videos so far, many more to come, top notch cinematography.
01-07-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,745
Posted By Noonievut

Where I live, itís 80% paved so my all-road bike...

Where I live, itís 80% paved so my all-road bike has two wheelsets, with one 38mm Barlow Pass tires when mainly paved riding, and wider/knobbier when mainly gravel and dirt.
01-07-23, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By Noonievut

Focus on fit and being able to test ride some...

Focus on fit and being able to test ride some bikes. I would think at 66 you may want the bars closer to or just below level with the saddle (for your back).
01-03-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 386,869
Posted By Noonievut

I used to avoid some more adventurous routes...

I used to avoid some more adventurous routes because I couldnít ride certain sections. My plan this year is to accept walking as part of the adventure and thus get in some more fun rides.
01-03-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By Noonievut

Addicted to Winter Cycling!

I live an hour outside Toronto and winter weather is generally all over the place. If we consistently had snow for 3+ months I would get a fatbike, but that doesnít happen. So I rent occasionally.
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12-20-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,218
Posted By Noonievut

Clear roads this afternoon so I got out for an...

Clear roads this afternoon so I got out for an hour lunch time ride. Trails are ice covered:-(
11-26-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,218
Posted By Noonievut

%#*^+<Ä black ice! Left my house early this...

%#*^+<Ä black ice!

Left my house early this morning and the roads were dry. 35 minutes into the ride I decided to take a break, turn into a parking lot and whammo! Rest of the way home those...
11-13-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By Noonievut

Those chemical toe warmers pictured above and...

Those chemical toe warmers pictured above and warm socks with thick shoe covers and Iím good to -10C
11-13-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By Noonievut

Had my first ride of the season with snow. It...

Had my first ride of the season with snow. It was around -1 to +2 (Celsius) and as such the snow only stuck on the grass and cars. My 700x40 WTB Ventures (set up tubeless) continue to impress me. ...
09-22-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By Noonievut

On weekdays I ride early, before work. Forecast...

On weekdays I ride early, before work. Forecast for tomorrow morning is 3 Celsius (0 windchill). First time in over six months Iíll be wearing the tights, jacket, etc. That went fast!
07-04-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By Noonievut

I tried this on todayís ride (tilting the pelvis...

I tried this on todayís ride (tilting the pelvis down slightly) and it felt good. Just a 25k ride but it was almost no impact on the neck/shoulders. And less pressure on the sit bones
06-23-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 837
Posted By Noonievut

I like where this is heading. Some times...

I like where this is heading. Some times mis-spelling pays off!

Today mine felt like fat bike tires at 1 psi on Walmart rims
05-18-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By Noonievut

I climb 15% loose gravel roads on 38mm Barlow...

I climb 15% loose gravel roads on 38mm Barlow Pass and 40mm Ventures with only some rear wheel slip when standing. Ventures work better for me, but Barlows are okay. Having good legs on the day,...
05-09-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Noonievut

Mixed ďSurfaceĒ Rides

I love these mixed surface rides, where I have an idea of a direction Iím heading but make last minute decisions on the specific route. Probably my favourite riding!

I know a picture is worth a...
04-03-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,588
Posted By Noonievut

I would be OCD all over that! Would always be on...

I would be OCD all over that! Would always be on my mind until resolved. Good luck!
04-02-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 386,869
Posted By Noonievut

Was pleasantly surprised how well the Barlow Pass...

Was pleasantly surprised how well the Barlow Pass rolled on the trails by my house. Even 15-20% climbs on loose gravel, no problem (40psi with tubes).

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03-31-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 284,932
Posted By Noonievut

I have those tires on one of the wheelsets for my...

I have those tires on one of the wheelsets for my Cross Check. Theyíre more comfy with tubes than the 40mm Touareg tires Inused last year, tubeless. Hope they work well for you
03-26-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By Noonievut

Solving for -N-

Piggybacking superdex post about his goal for one bike, was wondering if you've solved this yourselves, looking out next 3 to 5 years (who can predict much longer!). Not necessarily one bike, but...
03-25-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Noonievut

From what I recall from Jan's book (love it by...

From what I recall from Jan's book (love it by the way), lower pressure was partially/mostly about speed. When I lowered pressure it had zero to do with speed. All about comfort (who doesn't want to...
03-25-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Noonievut

Re-Wired My Brain - Tire Pressure

After years of mixed surface riding I feel like Iíve finally found what works best for me, but it took thinking about it differently. Was happy to figure this out and thought I would share for...
03-22-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 386,869
Posted By Noonievut

First proper trail ride on the Cross Check. ...

First proper trail ride on the Cross Check. Freezing rain and ice accumulation tomorrow so I was happy to get this ride in!

I ride these trails/paths by my house all the time, and have for many...
03-22-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Noonievut

I wouldnít call them good but I use Alex rims...

I wouldnít call them good but I use Alex rims that are 19mm inner width and tubeless, with 40mm tires. Theyíre the CX26 but theyíre discontinued, though you may still find some (I did as recent as a...
03-21-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,806
Posted By Noonievut

Rolla i feel like weíre here with you along the...

Rolla i feel like weíre here with you along the journey. Looking forward to it unfolding!

The Ritchey Frameset was on my list but over my budget (price here in Canada where it was available was...
03-21-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 386,869
Posted By Noonievut

I'm both impressed and jealous by your recent...

I'm both impressed and jealous by your recent ride pics. I live northwest of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) and we still have snow on many of our gravel roads and trails, and/or frozen/thawing ice. Paved...
03-19-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,584
Posted By Noonievut

Agreed! I love getting out in the spring because...

Agreed! I love getting out in the spring because itís a positive sign of things to come, but after about half the rides the first thing I do is get out the sprayer and give the bike a cleaning,...
03-17-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,365
Views: 3,767,572
Posted By Noonievut

Maiden voyage with the second wheelset (handbuilt...

Maiden voyage with the second wheelset (handbuilt with RH Barlow Pass), perfect for pavement and some gravel.

...
03-17-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,584
Posted By Noonievut

I was able to take my cross bike out on the roads...

I was able to take my cross bike out on the roads for at least one ride a week this winter. I used Zwift when I couldnít. Iím beyond the point of being able to follow my little avatar on the screen...
03-12-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Noonievut

For me, Ceramic Dry is best lube Iíve ever used....

For me, Ceramic Dry is best lube Iíve ever used. Just a drop on each roller, let sit for a few minutes, spin the crank a dozen times, wipe off many hours later. I get a quiet and relatively clean...
02-25-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Noonievut

I always try and support local, but due to part...

I always try and support local, but due to part shortages I've cast my net wider than normal (bike shops, but some hours away). I've found two shops that when it comes to orders and/or service,...
02-25-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Noonievut

I ended up going with a second wheelset. Theyíre...

I ended up going with a second wheelset. Theyíre getting built in the next couple weeks. A bit of money, but less time and risk.
02-20-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Noonievut

Classy looking bike! I donít think a bit...

Classy looking bike!

I donít think a bit more tire volume would help much, and all for 10 miles a year...your money!
02-17-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 386,869
Posted By Noonievut

That looks nice in comparison to the 25cm of snow...

That looks nice in comparison to the 25cm of snow weíre getting tonight
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,112
Posted By Noonievut

I love reading about this, all good 😌

I love reading about this, all good 😌
Forum: Touring
02-12-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,112
Posted By Noonievut

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02-07-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,999
Views: 410,792
Posted By Noonievut

Drove on snow filled roads to a stretch of road I...

Drove on snow filled roads to a stretch of road I thought would be free of snow, and it was! Did an out-and-back for 45 minutes to see how changes after a recent bike fit would feel. Felt good! ...
Replies: 74
Views: 9,492
Posted By Noonievut

downtube42 Iím following your tests with great...

downtube42 Iím following your tests with great interest, keep up the good work :thumb:

Have you noticed during your tests whether youíre putting out the same effort (hard vs. easy)? I find that...
02-05-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Noonievut

I went with the Alex wheels. The shop will check...

I went with the Alex wheels. The shop will check them thoroughly before installing, which is great. Mainly using the bike on trails and I wanted tubeless
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,112
Posted By Noonievut

OP here. I decided to build up a Surly Cross...

OP here. I decided to build up a Surly Cross Check frameset. I have boxes of parts Iíll be putting to use in this fun project. And I may even do a light tour on her! Thanks for the replies :thumb:
01-21-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By Noonievut

As the OP I wanted to come back and close the...

As the OP I wanted to come back and close the loop on this. Short answer - I'm not a very good bike mechanic (but I try!).

When I changed stems...somewhere along the way I accidentally loosened...
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