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04-26-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By utoner34

Finally went on purchasing this bike. I must...

Finally went on purchasing this bike.

I must say its a rather light (~13kg), that is definitely not heavy like most touring bikes (~15kg). I know its not a touring bike, but I hope it will handle...
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By utoner34

Its not 2 months. Its 4 - 6 months. I am not...

Its not 2 months. Its 4 - 6 months. I am not Jonas Deichmann.
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By utoner34

Reading the reviews it appears tire has no feel...

Reading the reviews it appears tire has no feel at all but I havent tried it personally. I only use gp 5000 and gp four season in the last years. Even gp four season compared to gp5000 you can feel...
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By utoner34

Yes, I do use gp 5000 in 32 mm width. Tire...

Yes, I do use gp 5000 in 32 mm width. Tire indicators on my current tires have not gone, but I will see how much I can ride them before something happens :D It hard to say how many miles I have done...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By utoner34

I used those ties years ago when I started...

I used those ties years ago when I started touring. They were the most slowest, most uncomfortable and the heaviest ties I have ever seen. In the end of the day I still got a puncture after a while....
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By utoner34

Which tire for touring on mostly road surface

This summer I will be touring Europe again for a few months, and I am looking for a fast and reliable tires. I ride mostly roads, so I don't need off-road grip 99% of the time.

I love gp 5000 and...
04-08-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 548
Posted By utoner34

I guess I am going to stay on tectro then. I...

I guess I am going to stay on tectro then. I already own them on one bike but I will bee needing them for my another bike.
04-07-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 548
Posted By utoner34

Tectro Spyre vs Avid BB7

Anybody owned both of these brakes can provide first person experiences?

Mainly I am interested in which one are more powerful?

Spyre is dual piston so one would think this is the clue but is...
04-05-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By utoner34

I am asking about the hub itself.

I am asking about the hub itself.
04-02-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By utoner34

e - thru hub axle

I will need to upgrade my rear wheel soon and I am looking for a hub replacement, something in the line of: https://www.rosebikes.ie/shimano-grx-fh-rs470-disc-12x142-rear-wheel-hub-2679050

My...
03-30-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By utoner34

My lbs says this rubber o ring cannot be ordered....

My lbs says this rubber o ring cannot be ordered. Where to buy alternative?
03-29-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By utoner34

1. Sorry if I was not clear, I am not asking...

1. Sorry if I was not clear, I am not asking about the actual axle which holds the wheel into the fork, obviously it has only one direction and the fork dictates that. I am asking about the...
03-28-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By utoner34

Front disk hub axle direction

I disassembled the front hub, to clean cones and bearings. Of course I forgot to remember the direction of the axle when I pulled it out. Now I am not sure is there a direction? Cones and screw nuts...
02-08-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By utoner34

Actually I just looked and its quite the way out.

Actually I just looked and its quite the way out.
02-06-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By utoner34

Looking at my current 11-34 cassette when...

Looking at my current 11-34 cassette when derailleur is in top position, it already quite close:
...
02-05-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By utoner34

you mean this part will be too close together? ...

you mean this part will be too close together?

https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/repairhelp/RDAdjust_008.jpg
02-05-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By utoner34

I start indexing as usual from the bottom...

I start indexing as usual from the bottom (smallest cog)? And the issue will be getting largest cog to work or the issue might be in general though all the cogs?
02-04-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By utoner34

I already have the cassette because I bought it...

I already have the cassette because I bought it before for my previous bike.

If It doesn't work I wont be able to sell it because it will be used :(
02-04-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By utoner34

Shimano Tiagra RD-4700GS, 10-Speed I...

Shimano Tiagra RD-4700GS, 10-Speed



I will add new chain so this is not an issue.




Thats a new version, I have last year version with Shimano Tiagra RD-4700GS, 10-Speed
02-03-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By utoner34

Putting 11-36 10 speed cassette (before 11-34)

As a title says , I have this cassette on my bike (Cube Nuroad Pro):

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/grx-10-speed/CS-HG500-10.html

Now I would like to put this if possible:
...
01-19-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By utoner34

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I wanted to ask: ...

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I wanted to ask:

what mount (post or flat) TRP HYRD brakes use on Radar Expert?

I am considering purchase but planning on changing brake calipers to mechanical...
12-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By utoner34

I have just oiled all 28 spoke nipples and the...

I have just oiled all 28 spoke nipples and the noise is gone. I have check several rotations of the wheel. I havent worked so much in a long time. I need to take a rest now.
12-22-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By utoner34

But the sound happens even with brakes applied so...

But the sound happens even with brakes applied so this cannot be the answer.
12-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By utoner34

Noise happen with or without breaks applied.

Noise happen with or without breaks applied.
12-21-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By utoner34

I mean squeak noise. Only appears when I rotate...

I mean squeak noise. Only appears when I rotate the wheel at one specific point (notice how the squeak exist on start, then I rotate wheel slightly, squeak is gone, then I rotate wheel back at that...
12-20-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By utoner34

Wheel creaking under tension

About a month ago making my bike started making weird noises when I was pedaling uphill standing, thus making high torque on the frame.

I have managed to replicate this sound off the bike, you can...
Forum: Touring
12-06-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By utoner34

Kona Sutra looks like much more "sporty" bike to...

Kona Sutra looks like much more "sporty" bike to me (I might be wrong). Its hard to find something more sporty (with steel frame and fork) than a regular touring bike.
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By utoner34

Which frame size is that? Are HY/RD mushy?

Which frame size is that?

Are HY/RD mushy?
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By utoner34

I know its closed system, but don't hydro brakes...

I know its closed system, but don't hydro brakes need maintenance?



Well, I want a steel bike for when I finally persuade myself to go long way from home (across Asia etc...).
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By utoner34

What if you need to bleed the brakes in Namibia?

What if you need to bleed the brakes in Namibia?
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By utoner34

Breezer Radar Expert

I am looking for me next touring bike. What are your opinion on this bike? Good / bad points? Personally I am thinking of changing HYRD brakes calipers with sypre since I dont need hydraulic.
...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By utoner34

I will look at Kona, but according to their...

I will look at Kona, but according to their webpage, largest frame is 58 (not sure why Kona's have gotten so small over time). Last time I had Kona was long time ago.
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By utoner34

There might be but bikes have gotten quite...

There might be but bikes have gotten quite expensive these days. Finding an all out touring bike for ~ 1000 usd / eur is not what it used to be. I am from EU.

Few examples:
...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By utoner34

Marin Four Corners 2021

I used to own Four Corners 2018 model, size XL: https://www.marinbikes.com/ww/bikes/2018-four-corners

Anybody owns latest version and can do some comparison if anything has drastically changed ?...
08-02-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By utoner34

I saw them but I think they have a strange shape...

I saw them but I think they have a strange shape maybe affecting the rim in an awkward way.
08-01-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By utoner34

I have already received it. I havent got washers....

I have already received it. I havent got washers. Not sure where did you get this info. Maybe it just applies to certain rims.
08-01-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By utoner34

Which nipple washers

I bought this rim: https://www.dtswiss.com/en/components/rims-road/gravel/g-540 and DT Swiss Alpine 3 spokes.

I would like to use nipple washers on my next build. I dont have issues with spoke...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By utoner34

Painting stainless steel bike rack

I want to buy this rack (steel version) but its only available in silver and I would like to have it black. Do you think this could be painted easily?
...
06-26-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By utoner34

Rim recommendations

I weight about ~100kg. I ride mostly road and occasionally travel with some luggage (10-15kg). My current bike is Cube Nuroad Pro 2021 which is a gravel bike.

Some of my last rims (on different...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By utoner34

I never drink while I ride, but this is just a...

I never drink while I ride, but this is just a personal preference. I dont race so I dont see a reason to do that. I just stop while touring and enjoy the view while drinking water.

I dont know...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By utoner34

Yes, straps cant be rotated and I dont want to...

Yes, straps cant be rotated and I dont want to attach them to aerobars.

I found here nice list of some harness: https://cycletraveloverload.com/13-best-bikepacking-handlebar-harness-and-mounts/ ...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By utoner34

I cant and dont want to mount to aerobars because...

I cant and dont want to mount to aerobars because sometimes I carry up to 5kg on the front.



No, thanks, thats another thing to break, squeak or what not.

I would like to find some harness...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By utoner34

Handlebar bag and aerobars

I am having little trouble fitting my handlebar bag since I started using aerobars. Currently I have Topeak Frontloader bag, and its good, however the spacing of the straps that wrap around the...
05-24-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By utoner34

Jagwire Road Pro Brake Cable Set

Anybody using this, can you provide some advice is it worth it and are there any possible installation problems?

https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits/2017road-pro-brake-kit

I am thinking...
05-08-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
Posted By utoner34

I have disassembled mine several times, even...

I have disassembled mine several times, even tried to play with a metal spring which separated the pads (not sure if this could make a difference), but without success.

Its a shame for what would...
05-07-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
Posted By utoner34

I have got exactly the same problem. Have you...

I have got exactly the same problem. Have you managed to sort this?
05-03-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By utoner34

I have some questions regarding to this, not sure...

I have some questions regarding to this, not sure if I should open the new thread.

When bike is new, you dont need to bed in the pads ( or at least nobody ever told me that ) but when you change...
04-29-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By utoner34

overhaul? I only have it for 6 months. I was...

overhaul? I only have it for 6 months. I was under impression that this is a factory built intolerance. I dont remember honestly if this was present or not when the bike was new..
04-29-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By utoner34

1. after you clean pistons with isopropyl...

1. after you clean pistons with isopropyl alcohol, do you need to lube something in there?

2. I inserted new pads just to be clear to see whats happening.

both pistons are adjusted as far...
04-27-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By utoner34

My brakes are TRP Spyre MD-C610C, Flat Mount...

My brakes are TRP Spyre MD-C610C, Flat Mount (160/160)
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