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08-22-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Noonievut

I would take a weight hit for that sharp look

I would take a weight hit for that sharp look
08-22-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,075
Posted By Noonievut

I was born in Montreal, where they do a nice...

I was born in Montreal, where they do a nice smoked meat. Give it a try and I promise youíll be on their forums asking about how lean (think tire size) and type of bread, mustard, or not at all :lol:
08-17-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By Noonievut

So true! I've done all three over about the same...

So true! I've done all three over about the same amount of time. Though road has been my most frequent choice followed by gravel and then mountain.



I also love the gravel videos online. The...
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,341,828
Posted By Noonievut

So long as Iím staying in B&Bís or other...

So long as Iím staying in B&Bís or other non-camping accommodations this minimal set up is good for days (I wash the bike clothes after the ride and theyíre dry the next morning).

...
07-16-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Noonievut

I vote for the Bomber and back of the pack (ego...

I vote for the Bomber and back of the pack (ego parked at the door :thumb:).

You could look into a second wheelset for when you can manage with less volume.
07-14-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 305,460
Posted By Noonievut

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Started from my house; 30 minute ride to the start...
07-11-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,815
Posted By Noonievut

The two gravel roads closest to home that I use...

The two gravel roads closest to home that I use to get to many more gravel roads each have steep roads with washboard. Climbing and descending on them has become so unpleasant that I now ride longer...
07-08-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 796
Posted By Noonievut

I love that jersey and would wear it, Fred or not

I love that jersey and would wear it, Fred or not
07-08-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,840
Posted By Noonievut

As a non mountain biker this was good perspective...

As a non mountain biker this was good perspective for me, thanks
07-03-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By Noonievut

Saddles - Gravel vs. Road

I have the same saddles on my gravel and road bike. Fit is as similar as I can dial in giving different frame geo's, crank length, pedal type. I typically keep my long rides under 100km, and on my...
07-02-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks everyone, I learned a lot in terms of...

Thanks everyone, I learned a lot in terms of basic vs. more features, and have some options. My friend has the Bryton so I'll look into that and the Lezyne. Here in Canada some of those...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks for sharing your thoughts everyone. ...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts everyone.

Right now I'm less interested in training to complete an event, like a Brevet, and more interested in riding longer in a day simply because I love riding...
06-26-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Noonievut

Thatís what I discovered as well, for me itís not...

Thatís what I discovered as well, for me itís not a mountain bike and I was never a good mountain biker. I hike and backpack so that will be my time for the woods.

I went on a four hour road ride...
06-15-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Noonievut

Short answer - I'm guessing it will work fine. ...

Short answer - I'm guessing it will work fine. That being based on how flexible the GRX components are with other similar speed components (e.g., Tiagra 10sp). I thought I read a post about someone...
06-03-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Noonievut

I figured it was okay, though I wasn't sure if I...

I figured it was okay, though I wasn't sure if I could install a master link on a chain that currently does not have one. Old chain I'm going to use doesn't have one, new chain for outside that I...
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,341,828
Posted By Noonievut

Definitely not a ďloadedĒ rig, but perfect for...

Definitely not a ďloadedĒ rig, but perfect for 2-3 day credit card tours. The 5L bag holds spare off-the-bike clothes, thin sandals, a Kindle and toiletries. The frame bag has snacks, wind vest,...
05-22-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By Noonievut

Whatís changed is my view on what I want out of a...

Whatís changed is my view on what I want out of a gravel bike. I used to watch cycling videos in areas no where near where I live, including event documentaries, and I said that looks fun I want a...
05-21-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,565,252
Posted By Noonievut

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-12-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,075
Posted By Noonievut

Exactly!

Exactly!
05-07-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,075
Posted By Noonievut

While I didnít think of this with my original...

While I didnít think of this with my original post, a gravel bike is a good urban bike. I donít live in a busy city, thankfully, in my small urban city a gravel bike is very versatile.
05-07-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,075
Posted By Noonievut

Gravel Bike as a Comfortable (Mainly Road) Bike

I have a road bike that I ride frequently, and with its 25mm tires it's just for road rides. Uber comfortable as it's custom geometry, but limited to paved roads...which at some times of day can be...
04-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,910
Posted By Noonievut

That one is on my list for a future purchase. I...

That one is on my list for a future purchase. I can fit the 42, and would run them tubeless.

I agree with the OP's thread title, we all suffer from this at some point :lol:
04-14-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By Noonievut

OP here. I went for a long ride this morning and...

OP here. I went for a long ride this morning and everything held up well after following the tips shared here - thanks!
04-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,637
Posted By Noonievut

I hope I'm like them when it's that time! ...

I hope I'm like them when it's that time!

Regarding "rigs are also old - nothin' fancy there!", I'm starting to get jaded about new, high end components. I'm not sure the quest for lighter, slick...
04-02-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,135
Posted By Noonievut

I haven't read all of the posts, but as someone...

I haven't read all of the posts, but as someone who owns the same Group, and has an 11-32 cassette, I would keep everything as is and simply get the 'larger' cassette, either now and you may need a...
03-30-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Noonievut

Good idea for a thread. Next time I have my...

Good idea for a thread. Next time I have my phone with me I'll snap a couple of photos of where I like to ride best.

A two minute ride from my house is one end of a multi-use trail that has the...
03-22-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Noonievut

I made some more tweaks and have hopefully...

I made some more tweaks and have hopefully resolved the problem.

- I removed the wheel, putting it back in to make sure it was well seated, and that the QR was closed properly
​​- put a couple...
03-21-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,253
Posted By Noonievut

Super happy that I won't be following this thread...

Super happy that I won't be following this thread until next winter :lol:

18C today and past couple of days I got out on gravel trails in my area and they were in great shape. Even if we get some...
02-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By Noonievut

Last year I owned only a road bike, so was mainly...

Last year I owned only a road bike, so was mainly on Zwift in the winter. This year was the same until early January...weather was good and I got outside a couple of times on the road bike. I then...
02-09-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,253
Posted By Noonievut

That's hardcore! I did a polar vortex ride years...

That's hardcore! I did a polar vortex ride years ago, used ski goggles and it was interesting being out when it's below -20C.

I'm going out this afternoon (only -10C with windchill), but I'm most...
01-30-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,253
Posted By Noonievut

Well, that didnít go as planned! Roads for...

Well, that didnít go as planned!

Roads for first 45 min were nice and dry. Then all of a sudden snow and slush; I thought it would get better just up ahead but it slowly got worse and turning...
01-29-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,253
Posted By Noonievut

We got 10+cm of snow two days ago but dry and...

We got 10+cm of snow two days ago but dry and cold so since then. Roads in the area look good. Eagerly awaiting noon tomorrow when temps rise from -20C overnight to -7C so I can get out and ride.
01-23-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,831
Posted By Noonievut

Winter Jacket for 0 to -10C

My Gore jacket is 10 yrs old and way too big now that Iíve thinned out. Itís a soft shell with windstopper and some thermal properties. Itís good down to -10C with both a thin and thick base layer...
01-20-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By Noonievut

You know weíre nuts when we think about moving to...

You know weíre nuts when we think about moving to accommodate cycling!
04-29-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 38,329
Posted By Noonievut

I follow the Zwiftcast as I use Zwift throughout...

I follow the Zwiftcast as I use Zwift throughout the winter. I realize the host is in Spain and that cycling is/was banned there for a period of time. Thank god for Zwift in such a situation. I...
12-31-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By Noonievut

Going Multi-sport

Due to some recent health issues that may have been caused by cycling, or where cycling at least aggregated the problem, Iíve been branching out to other activities/sports. Iím hoping this avoids...
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