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07-04-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Noonievut

I tried this on today’s ride (tilting the pelvis...

I tried this on today’s 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: 723
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: 743
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: 604
Posted By Noonievut

Mixed “Surface” Rides

I love these mixed surface rides, where I have an idea of a direction I’m 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: 46
Views: 3,398
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: 1,698
Views: 357,055
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).

...
03-31-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 262,104
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. They’re 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: 822
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: 780
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: 780
Posted By Noonievut

Re-Wired My Brain - Tire Pressure

After years of mixed surface riding I feel like I’ve 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: 1,698
Views: 357,055
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: 532
Posted By Noonievut

I wouldn’t call them good but I use Alex rims...

I wouldn’t call them good but I use Alex rims that are 19mm inner width and tubeless, with 40mm tires. They’re the CX26 but they’re discontinued, though you may still find some (I did as recent as a...
03-21-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,330
Posted By Noonievut

Rolla i feel like we’re here with you along the...

Rolla i feel like we’re 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: 1,698
Views: 357,055
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: 50
Views: 2,798
Posted By Noonievut

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

Agreed! I love getting out in the spring because it’s 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: 5,239
Views: 3,682,451
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: 50
Views: 2,798
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 couldn’t. I’m beyond the point of being able to follow my little avatar on the screen...
03-12-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Noonievut

For me, Ceramic Dry is best lube I’ve ever used....

For me, Ceramic Dry is best lube I’ve 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: 524
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: 1,040
Posted By Noonievut

I ended up going with a second wheelset. They’re...

I ended up going with a second wheelset. They’re 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: 991
Posted By Noonievut

Classy looking bike! I don’t think a bit...

Classy looking bike!

I don’t 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: 1,698
Views: 357,055
Posted By Noonievut

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

That looks nice in comparison to the 25cm of snow we’re getting tonight
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,349
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: 5,349
Posted By Noonievut

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/050c5ddf_4142_4b27_a5d3_bcf752fd0ef7_3569a8643dc7283ef93dd14321049108acbd0dc2.jpeg...
02-07-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 338,192
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: 60
Views: 6,372
Posted By Noonievut

downtube42 I’m following your tests with great...

downtube42 I’m following your tests with great interest, keep up the good work :thumb:

Have you noticed during your tests whether you’re putting out the same effort (hard vs. easy)? I find that...
02-05-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
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: 5,349
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 I’ll 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: 957
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...
01-16-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Noonievut

No it’s in a stand

No it’s in a stand
01-15-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By Noonievut

I am, thanks. With 700x40 I’m higher up than I...

I am, thanks. With 700x40 I’m higher up than I like, with the 650b the very bottom of the pedal is more than 9cm above the ground, which feels good
01-15-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By Noonievut

My 650b is the Babyshoe, and I agree about one...

My 650b is the Babyshoe, and I agree about one quality wheelset. However, for short rides exclusively on loose gravel, dirt, mud, and winter riding, I’ll keep the Babyshoe’s at home.
01-14-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By Noonievut

I ended up with the ‘seasonal’ approach. Stock...

I ended up with the ‘seasonal’ approach. Stock wheels with 700x40 and 650x42 supple tires tubeless for rest of the year, paved and gravel roads.
01-13-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Noonievut

Curiosity got the better of me and I tried the...

Curiosity got the better of me and I tried the recommendations above, it didn’t make a difference to that slight movement I mentioned.
01-12-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks for the responses. I pulled the cassette...

Thanks for the responses. I pulled the cassette off the other wheel and it has only the same 1.85mm spacer. So I’m going to leave it be for now.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By Noonievut

Mounting a Light on the Fork

I don't commute but thought this group would provide some good feedback.

I need space on my handlebar so I want to mount my headlight on the fork. I bought a Problem Solvers brake-on fork...
01-07-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,681
Posted By Noonievut

After a bunch of indoor rides, the streets around...

After a bunch of indoor rides, the streets around town are finally clear of snow/ice/muck and I was able to get in my first ride since Dec 31. I decided that for safety sake I’m not going to tempt...
12-10-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks for adding this...though you never know if...

Thanks for adding this...though you never know if one day in the future I revisit this idea :thumb:
12-09-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By Noonievut

tbd

tbd
12-09-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By Noonievut

I ended up getting the bike that was the smaller...

I ended up getting the bike that was the smaller frame, but exact same gravel bike frame as I had a few years ago and it fit well (Bombtrack Hook by the way). Spent a couple hours at the bike shop...
12-02-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By Noonievut

Yes that may be where it ends up! I have a...

Yes that may be where it ends up! I have a relatively new groupset, brand new 42mm tires, a spare cassette, etc., which is why for now I want to use these things and not simply by a second bike...
08-22-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
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: 7,862
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 you’ll 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: 2,064
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: 4,659
Views: 2,458,462
Posted By Noonievut

So long as I’m staying in B&B’s or other...

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

...
07-16-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
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: 1,698
Views: 357,055
Posted By Noonievut

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1b316939_f914_4872_a93d_ea4d2210f970_3cf211266931fec439df296b672bc794a77cfb31.jpeg
Started from my house; 30 minute ride to the start...
07-11-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,769
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: 1,224
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: 4,228
Posted By Noonievut

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

As a non mountain biker this was good perspective for me, thanks
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