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08-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Noonievut

Worked for me with one of three bikes. I still...

Worked for me with one of three bikes. I still think if doing so with my current bike but Iíve resisted (for now)
08-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Noonievut

Keep the road bike!!! If something...

Keep the road bike!!!

If something happens to the Stigmata you may be screwed. Swapping may work, but from experience it wasnít perfect and required tinkering with indexing to the point where...
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: 5,076
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:
08-19-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,400
Posted By Noonievut

I called around to 5-10 shops the other day...

I called around to 5-10 shops the other day asking for a specific type of seat post. Some said ďsorry we have nothing and canít get anything soonĒ, some said ďon brand x estimate is Sep, brand y...
08-19-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,076
Posted By Noonievut

If you like riding all sorts of terrain a road...

If you like riding all sorts of terrain a road bike is perfect for the road and small gravel stretches, and a mountain bike is perfect for single track and typical trail riding. The latter can be...
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...
08-16-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By Noonievut

My Body is Done with Gravel

I've ridden 'gravel' for 6-8 years now, along with road cycling. I've had 4 gravel bikes and the current iteration is probably most comfortable (carbon, good fit, 42mm tubeless), but my body is...
08-13-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By Noonievut

I believe that in about 2-4 years hardtails will...

I believe that in about 2-4 years hardtails will gain more market share as those buying fully suspended gravel bikes will 1) suffer from n+1 and 2) realize that as they continue to push the limits of...
08-05-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Noonievut

Iím going for a fitting on the gravel bike (2nd...

Iím going for a fitting on the gravel bike (2nd bike).

I thought I had everything dialed in, went for a couple rides and ended up with a really sore Achillesí tendon (Iíve had in the past). ...
08-03-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,815
Posted By Noonievut

Unfortunately where I encounter wash board are...

Unfortunately where I encounter wash board are the steep, twisty gravel roads. Hard to keep tension low in the body when youíre needing to brake and choose the best line. Iíve gotten better at this...
08-03-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Noonievut

I measure setback by placing my bike in the...

I measure setback by placing my bike in the corner of a room, measuring from the wall where the rear tire is touching to the BB, and then to the saddle (same saddle each bike), I'm less concerned...
08-03-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks. Gravel bike has 2.5mm shorter crank arms....

Thanks. Gravel bike has 2.5mm shorter crank arms. When I measured height thatís why I took it from inside shoe with pedal at 6 oíclock, thinking that would even things, but yeah, that difference may...
08-02-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Noonievut

Setback Different Between Bikes

I have a newish gravel bike, and a 13yo road bike (recent fitting). I ride my gravel bike like a road bike and wanted to get a similar feel to my road bike.

Gravel bike is okay most days, but now...
07-29-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Noonievut

Update - I havenít ridden anything technical for...

Update - I havenít ridden anything technical for a month. Only the road bike for last two weeks. Still get sore neck and shoulders now and then. So as Iím not much better, back to the fun gravel!
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,341,834
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By Noonievut

So busy on trails and such, good point. ...

So busy on trails and such, good point.

Last winter was mild which is nice for riding but Iím guessing not for the environment which is a shame.

To be honest I donít welcome winter. But...
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.
07-16-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By Noonievut

Well after riding the last few weeks in stinking...

Well after riding the last few weeks in stinking hot and humid weather, bring on winter! I got my first ever saddle sores thanks to sweating so much.
I could have wrung out my chamois and watered...
07-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By Noonievut

After all my fretting about no frills I may pull...

After all my fretting about no frills I may pull the trigger on a Garmin 530. Itís on sale and I can get Visa rewards cards at a 20% discount. Comes with two mounts that would work with my two bikes
07-14-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 305,472
Posted By Noonievut

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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
07-07-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,840
Posted By Noonievut

What did you enjoy about it vs the normal riding...

What did you enjoy about it vs the normal riding you would do on that bike (which I assume is single track)?
07-05-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By Noonievut

haha My gravel bikeís reach is shorter by...

haha

My gravel bikeís reach is shorter by 10mm and the drop for the saddle is 10mm higher. Sometimes I feel cramped, but after riding it a few times I feel like itís almost a better fit than the...
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By Noonievut

One thing I didn't mention above with my...

One thing I didn't mention above with my experience, is that switching between bikes makes it (for me) more challenging. However, when I ride my gravel bike 2, 3, 4 or more rides in a row I get more...
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...
07-02-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By Noonievut

I can get the 130 Plus with some BestBuy points I...

I can get the 130 Plus with some BestBuy points I have...itís the only cycling computer they carry on their site that isnít much more than I need.
07-01-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By Noonievut

I have the same bars on my gravel bike, and I...

I have the same bars on my gravel bike, and I have something going on with that bike re: fit issue and sore neck/shoulders, but Iím not sure itís as you describe (for me).

Same saddles on both...
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...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks David in Maine. I have a week to myself...

Thanks David in Maine. I have a week to myself in August while the family is on a girls only trip and Iím thinking of trying a long ride day in that week. I prefer cooler weather so Iíll see what...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By Noonievut

Iím good now and can ride 4 hours with just...

Iím good now and can ride 4 hours with just slight discomfort. A long day in the saddle (relatively speaking for anyone based on their own longest rides) will always be uncomfortable towards the end...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By Noonievut

Yeah itís those contact points Iím most concerned...

Yeah itís those contact points Iím most concerned with. When I get off the bike I usually stretch my upper body, so that would be even more important. I have had issues with my neck and Ďdown...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By Noonievut

Riding Slower = Longer Distances?

I've been cycling for close to 20 years, mainly road, and in the last few years some gravel riding (mixed surface). I've also done some credit card style touring for multiple days (and still do).
...
06-29-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By Noonievut

No Frills GPS Computer or Watch

I'm looking for very basic GPS functions in a bike computer or watch:
- will be used with two bikes (both road)
- current speed (without a separate sensor), distance, avg speed, time of day, ride...
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...
06-20-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Noonievut

The bike fits great and I can ride for 3+ hours...

The bike fits great and I can ride for 3+ hours with no issues, on paved or gravel roads. But when I ride on technical terrain with steep, loose climbs I use my upper body a lot and there is no fix...
06-20-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Noonievut

Repurposing Gravel Bike

After recently experiencing some shoulder and neck pain while riding some local non-tech mountain bike trails Iíve decided to Ďnot do that againí, despite that being one of the main reasons I bought...
06-17-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,818
Posted By Noonievut

I have zero knowledge of racing and governing...

I have zero knowledge of racing and governing bodies, but I had a question:

If I don't care about professionals riding in a gravel race, and if a governing body such as UCI 'owned' (not sure the...
06-16-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Noonievut

Degreaser and/or Lube on Rim

Some info:
- new road bike wheels (rim-brake) last year, existing 105 11sp groupset, no issues
- cleaned the rims very thoroughly before new groupset referenced below (simple green with green pot...
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...
06-11-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Noonievut

Everyone is different and you just have to try...

Everyone is different and you just have to try some and find what works best for you. Some LBS have demo programs, thatís a good option.
06-10-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By Noonievut

My bike started creaking a while ago. I thought...

My bike started creaking a while ago. I thought it was the BB. Shop I brought it to removed all the bolts, cleaned lubed and torqued them, cleaned out the BB area, crank, little door under the bike...
06-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Noonievut

Im from North of the border but recall...

Im from North of the border but recall Ellicottville area having paved and gravel roads that should make for nice riding. Tossing the bike in the car and going for a short ride to get out of town is...
06-08-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks for the responses so far. BTW frame...

Thanks for the responses so far.

BTW frame set Iím referring to is Kona Rove DL
06-08-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Noonievut

GRX400 - Chains/Cassettes

I have GRX400 group on my gravel bike.

When the LBS built up my bike, they put on a CN-4601 chain and CS-HG500-10 cassette (I believe these are both Tiagra). On the box of the chain it...
06-07-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Noonievut

Well done!

Well done!
06-07-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By Noonievut

Chromoly Frameset on Gravel

Have any of you ridden a chromoly frameset on gravel (plenty of them out there)? Did you previously ride carbon, aluminum or 'light' steel and how did it compare?

I have my name on an order list...
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