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07-24-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Noonievut

Reach and Type of Riding

I think a lot about bike fit, I find it a very interesting topic.

My latest thinking is that *almost* regardless of bike (e.g., road, all-road/gravel, touring, bike packing) most of us have a...
07-13-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Noonievut

Basic, Inexpensive App for iPhone w/smart trainer

Looking for something cheaper than Zwift or TrainerRoad to use on my iPhone so I can ride indoors while watching TV. I donít care about graphics, races, etc, I just want to choose a workout and use...
07-10-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Noonievut

Surly Cross Check

Surly Cross Check
07-09-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Noonievut

Tires for Paved, Clear Roads

Iím planning to ride my Surly Cross Check in the winter. I have a good, handbuilt wheelset with RH Barlow Pass 38mm (tubed), and an inexpensive Alex wheelset with WTB Venture 40mm (tubeless).

I...
07-04-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
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
07-02-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks Carbonfiberboy Ill check this out.

Thanks Carbonfiberboy Ill check this out.
07-01-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Noonievut

Iíve had issues in this region before, and...

Iíve had issues in this region before, and sometimes itís worse when riding more. Weíre all different of course, but inflammation, pelvic floor (tight muscles), nerves/spine (impacting bowels) may or...
06-28-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Noonievut

Cervical Spine / Ligament Issue

I went to a chiropractor 5 or so years ago and after X-rays and discussion learned I had an unnatural curve in my cervical spine (leads to inflamed ligaments around the spine from a number of...
06-24-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Noonievut

Thanks for clarifying, makes sense to me.

Thanks for clarifying, makes sense to me.
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
06-23-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Noonievut

When your Legs are Tired

Some days I wake up and my legs, body, feel tired. Like, perhaps the day before I walked around an amusement park for 6-8 hours in the heat (yesterday LOL).

Question is what can you do before or...
06-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Noonievut

Cool. Keep us posted in this forum!

Cool. Keep us posted in this forum!
06-23-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Noonievut

Iím not a fan of brands that are usually...

Iím not a fan of brands that are usually road-oriented and late to the game on all-road/gravel. Iím in Canada so it may be different elsewhere, but I havenít seen a Time bike on the road for over a...
06-23-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Noonievut

From a bike fit / comfort perspective, how do...

From a bike fit / comfort perspective, how do wide bars affect your hands, arms, neck and shoulders?

When Iíve went for a fitting my shoulder measurement is 40cm. Iíve had a bike fitter recommend...
06-13-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Noonievut

Sore Back

Have you experienced a sore back (mid to lower) that you've attributed to a particularly bumpy gravel ride, or in general?

I've been riding the gravel roads/trails in my area for years and my back...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Noonievut

Considering a Fatbike - Questions?!

Background
- have been a roadie for 15 years, and in the last 8 have had multiple all-road (gravel/cross) bikes and really enjoy multi-surface rides
- my Surly CC with 40mm tubeless is a lot of fun...
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,...
05-18-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By Noonievut

For the rear, Garmin Varia. Most Ďgame-changingí...

For the rear, Garmin Varia. Most Ďgame-changingí (LOL) cycling item Iíve ever purchased. I believe itís saved me from being hit by a car a few times.
05-09-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
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...
05-08-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 262,104
Posted By Noonievut

Photos!?

Photos!?
05-06-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,060
Posted By Noonievut

This person took the words out of my mouth! Iíve...

This person took the words out of my mouth! Iíve seen this bike in a shop, with the huge handlebar drop and thought, why!? Get a bike for the next 10-20 years :-)
04-28-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,055
Posted By Noonievut

A few observers - I like the Surly -...

A few observers

- I like the Surly
- Terrain looks challenging, soft at times, hilly
- Clearly no one is missing with you guys, thanks to ĎFrank the Tankí there
04-28-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 262,104
Posted By Noonievut

Brooks Cambium C15. One ride, during which I...

Brooks Cambium C15. One ride, during which I stopped several times to make obvious adjustments. Now itís time for some longer rides to see how I like it. So far so good though
Replies: 60
Views: 6,372
Posted By Noonievut

Iíve following this thread to see if the OP finds...

Iíve following this thread to see if the OP finds the holy grail of saddles!

After toying with my own saddles (two of the same Selle Italia on different bikes), I recalled how important is saddle...
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. 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: 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...
03-26-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Noonievut

Ease of Parts Removal/Install

Was wondering how difficult some part swaps are compared to what Iíve done previously...

Iíve removed and installed cassettes numerous times (I have a chain whip and cassette tool) and that has...
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 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, 06:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,330
Posted By Noonievut

I was just about to suggest a carbon 90ís...

I was just about to suggest a carbon 90ís mountain bike, 3x drivetrain :p
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 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: 3,330
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: 1,698
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 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,...
03-18-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5,239
Views: 3,682,451
Posted By Noonievut

Tektro mini V (RX6 I believe). They stop well...

Tektro mini V (RX6 I believe). They stop well for where and how I ride.
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 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: 576
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...
03-10-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,168
Posted By Noonievut

Is that how low the stack/steerer tube comes...

Is that how low the stack/steerer tube comes stock? Probably wouldnít work for many. But of course it looks cool (racey), and thatís what matters 😉
02-26-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Noonievut

yes, rim brake. With this wheelset, tires and...

yes, rim brake. With this wheelset, tires and where Iíll be riding, tubeless or tubes is fine. Going to see if they work tubeless, if not thatís fine. Other wheelset is tubeless for the rougher...
02-26-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Noonievut

Swapping Cranksets - Considerations

I have an 11sp 105 drivetrain, running a 50-34 crankset. If I wanted easier gearing for hills and went with something like the FSA Temp Adventure 46-30, anything I want to check with my set up...
02-25-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Noonievut

H Plus Son Archetype rims, 105 hubs. New...

H Plus Son Archetype rims, 105 hubs. New cassette. Rim brake.
02-25-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Noonievut

Oh, I know the feeling OP. Easy for us to speak...

Oh, I know the feeling OP. Easy for us to speak wisdom but when you're in the thick of it, hitting road blocks, it sucks a$$. I screwed something up one day with a new bike, drove to the lbs (1hr...
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. 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.
02-24-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Noonievut

As others have asked/mentioned - yes I do have a...

As others have asked/mentioned - yes I do have a Topeak TubiBooster, and it has worked well when used.

I sometimes get stuck questioning things and Iím really stuck with this topic, as Iím also...
02-23-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Noonievut

Swapping Tires - Tubeless Setup

I have one wheelset (for now) with my allroad bike and Iím running it tubeless. I was considering the whole second wheelset thing but now Iím leaning towards swapping tires when I really want to,...
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