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Posted By Jno

Thanks

Thanks for the advice - since I wonít be carrying a load, I would not have expected to need more than 28s so will start figuring all that out. Thanks again.
08-20-19, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Jno

202 or 303?

Zipp gets good press for their 303 NSW as ďbe all and end allĒ wheel for people looking to upgrade to one all-purpose wheel. Has anyone used 202 as their all-purpose wheel, and if so, would they...
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Posted By Jno

Questions about plan to cross Canada

I have a couple questions for anyone who has ridden across Canada.

I am planning a cross-Canada trip accompanied by support vehicle so donít need to carry gear. My hope is to use my endurance bike...
06-13-19, 05:21 PM
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Views: 1,274
Posted By Jno

Thanks again

Thanks for the re-assurances; my dream to get carbon wheels has been fortified. And although nobody said so, I bet that the more I spend, the more forgiving they will be (even if my wife may not be).
06-08-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jno

Very reasonable advice, and I thank you for it. I...

Very reasonable advice, and I thank you for it. I usually need lots of reasonable advice to counteract the very strong but unreasonable impulse to get bike stuff I donít really need, like snazzy new...
06-08-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jno

Yet another carbon wheel question

The roads near me are going longer between maintenance upgrades so some of my ride is on pristine tarmac, some is on post-apocalyptic tarmac. I have begun to wonder: are quality carbon wheels as...
06-05-19, 10:06 AM
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Views: 2,156
Posted By Jno

If I understand your question, you’re wondering...

If I understand your question, you’re wondering if there are differences beyond the ones you would control in a comparison test (ie the shape profiles, the weight etc). At the same time, you're aware...
05-17-19, 03:48 AM
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Posted By Jno

Contributors to this forum usually respond to...

Contributors to this forum usually respond to posts with opinions supported by information so it is interesting to see how quickly this topic devolved into something else. On the topic of helmet...
04-30-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,680
Posted By Jno

I know this story is outside the scope of the...

I know this story is outside the scope of the OPís request but I ask for some latitude: I was walking my 80 lb hunting dog (She looks, but isnít, menacing; we donít hunt). She was just doing her...
04-27-19, 06:19 AM
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Views: 12,456
Posted By Jno

I have a short-ish but steep and straight section...

I have a short-ish but steep and straight section near home that I can top out at 75 km/hr (under 50 mph) so I became pretty confident at that speed. Then, riding in the mountains for the first...
04-17-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Jno

Thanks for this reply. I am copying it in its...

Thanks for this reply. I am copying it in its entirety and sending it to my pal (Iím tempted to pretend they are my observations but will resist, and credit you instead).
04-16-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Jno

Some people like endless research and endless...

Some people like endless research and endless possibilities I suppose. Iím not one of them. Instead, I hope, with the help of the forum, to narrow the field from infinite to vast, and from there, to...
04-16-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Jno

Thanks for the list. I noticed lots of good pub...

Thanks for the list. I noticed lots of good pub about the Bronson and the Evil Insurgent and yes, there do seem like thereís a lot more options and variables in mtb than Iíd have expected so I...
04-16-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Jno

Sorry I hadnít checked in a while. My friend is 6...

Sorry I hadnít checked in a while. My friend is 6 feet, 165. I appreciated your reply because neither he nor I thought of hard tail (and Iím familiar with BMC). Thanks again
04-13-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Jno

Bike advice please

Because I road bike, a friend has asked me to help him decide what mtb bike to buy, even though I know almost nothing about mtn bikes. I hope the community can offer advice of two particular types.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Jno

Curious about brake noise

I am looking for first hand experiences from readers of this forum because I have been mulling over (dreaming about) one day upgrading my wheels. I donít need better wheels at all, so my dreams are...
04-03-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,221
Posted By Jno

I don’t know if you’ll be using panniers, but the...

I don’t know if you’ll be using panniers, but the talk about bike geometries on some of the replies seems to assume not (longer wheelbase helps if toting stuff in panniers, but isn’t particularly...
04-01-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,221
Posted By Jno

I am less experienced than Surak, but I have been...

I am less experienced than Surak, but I have been a 50yr old who began biking late, and had bigger riding ambitions than I did biking ability. From that point of view, I agree with his advice to you....
03-08-19, 05:04 AM
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Views: 2,274
Posted By Jno

I am 55 and until last year, pushed myself very...

I am 55 and until last year, pushed myself very hard during winter training. I.noticed Iíd have these occasional ďspellsĒ where my heart would race during the day, for no reason, but didnít connect...
01-21-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By Jno

I burn more calories per minute and achieve more...

I burn more calories per minute and achieve more consistent power numbers indoors, and I’ve assumed it is for some of the reasons noted above: no coasting, push myself much closer to my limit, no...
Forum: Touring
10-02-18, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Jno

Thanks again

Lots of suggestions, all helpful. Thanks. Iím not sure I can persuade my wife that we should plan and execute the trip without a tour company, but Iíll use the entries posted here to try to persuade....
Forum: Touring
09-29-18, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Jno

Thanks for the help

Thanks for the suggestions and advice. It has helped guide me to more useful trip ideas.
Forum: Touring
09-27-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Jno

Anyone tour Provence?

My wife and I are planning a cycle trip to Provence, and I am hoping to get a tip or two from the members of this forum. The tour companies and their web sites all put a glossy shine on their...
09-07-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Jno

follow up question

I donít mean to side-track your question but are tickets required along the route too?
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Views: 2,701
Posted By Jno

I use the Serfas tail light...

I use the Serfas tail light (https://www.serfas.com/shop/products/lights/utl-6-thunderbolt-usb/). It is affordable, rechargable, and effortless to mount to seat stays (as well as to posts and tubes).
08-08-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By Jno

I have had the same thing and in my case, I...

I have had the same thing and in my case, I realized it was that I was straining the neck muscles (riding tense or forgetting to look around if I was pushing hard). I noticed it went away as season...
08-07-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jno

I have wondered the same thing, and tried to...

I have wondered the same thing, and tried to compare using my two bikes (Bianchi road, Cannondale MTB). I live in what is supposedly ďmountainousĒ country, but it is more serious hills (rides as...
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Views: 1,310
Posted By Jno

Thanks for the replies. I had wondered if maybe...

Thanks for the replies. I had wondered if maybe the community on the ground was quite small, but the forum seems pretty active. I will, as recommended, just try a 200km and go from there.
Thanks...
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Views: 1,310
Posted By Jno

Thereís a club an hr away but web site makes them...

Thereís a club an hr away but web site makes them seem geared more for people already in the know.
I ride 70-120 km several times per week but havenít ridden at night.
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Views: 1,310
Posted By Jno

Not even a newbie...yet

I like riding and distance riding appeals in particular. I enjoy big days and am interested in randonneuring. My question is, how does someone get started? is randonneuring a ďsink or swimĒ sport, or...
02-13-18, 01:59 PM
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Views: 349
Posted By Jno

Thanks for the words of caution

It is a Bianchi Infinito. The eye test tells me some of wider rims wonít fit with 28 so Iíd like to avoid that mistake.
02-13-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Jno

More wheel buying help

I am shopping for wheels and have been relying on the experienced folks here. I hope youíll continue to humour me. I am interested in wider rims. I expect to use 25 mm tires but would like to be able...
01-21-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jno

More of the same

I am mid-50s and use heart rate monitors when I ride, when I spin and when I cross train and for me, numbers such as yours are common, and a long way from my maximum. I am not a fitness fanatic by...
01-16-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,169
Posted By Jno

I am no expert so take my entry with the...

I am no expert so take my entry with the proverbial grain of salt but I was in shoes similar to yours: had a cross bike, road lots, it fit well, but I wanted to extend myself by achieving higher...
01-15-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Jno

I suspect some of the minimalist ďfor saleĒ...

I suspect some of the minimalist ďfor saleĒ postings are by people selling bikes theyíve stolen. They neither know nor care about specifics and theyíre apt to get surly if you ask them questions. I...
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