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Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By Kanon25

Tubeless: best to take it to a bike shop first...

Tubeless: best to take it to a bike shop first time and watch what they do.

No hassle with sealant - use valves with removable cores. Easy to refill if needed.

If for some reason you get a...
09-30-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,724
Posted By Kanon25

Can I ask why that one?

Can I ask why that one?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By Kanon25

<br /><br />Am using the GP5000TL 32mm for mostly...

<br /><br />Am using the GP5000TL 32mm for mostly gravel and some road and city riding. The back one did wear out in 1.5 years, with use in spring, summer and autumn, but not winter season. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By Kanon25

I use GP5000 TL 32mm tubeless on rims of 25mm...

I use GP5000 TL 32mm tubeless on rims of 25mm internal width. These tyres measure out at exactly 32mm as claimed.
09-08-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,268
Posted By Kanon25

You cannot optimise for smooth tarmac and mud and...

You cannot optimise for smooth tarmac and mud and dry loose gravel. You need to decide what’s most important and them what’s secondary. That will then allow you to choose a compromise tire. None do...
09-02-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Kanon25

Thanks for all the input from everybody - that's...

Thanks for all the input from everybody - that's very helpful!
09-01-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Kanon25

Thanks / what would the most appropriate current...

Thanks / what would the most appropriate current products that I can buy new from official sources like an online retailer or bike shop rather than EBay ?
09-01-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Kanon25

Replacing Shimano 3x9 MTB bottom bracket and - best options?

What might be the liighest weight and best quality options that are currently available to replace this bottom bracket and the crank (Shimano SM-BB51 bottom bracket + Deore FC-M591 3x9 crankset)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 528,448
Posted By Kanon25

Orbea Avant M30. Black but dusty after long ride....

Orbea Avant M30. Black but dusty after long ride.
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08-30-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,422
Posted By Kanon25

I have done more stretches like the one in the...

I have done more stretches like the one in the 3rd photo on the 35mm semi-slick and it was no different, still need to just take a little bit off the speed and pick your path and all is fine. But...
08-29-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,949
Posted By Kanon25

Diabetes?

Diabetes?
08-29-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,710
Posted By Kanon25

You should have no problem finding a bike that...

You should have no problem finding a bike that comes with 46-30 double crank and 11-36 cassette, say a Diverge or something like that. Just ask your bakeshop to swap in an 11-40 cassette before...
08-29-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,422
Posted By Kanon25

GP5000 TL 32C working fine for me so far

Having this question myself I moved down from 35C semi slicks with tubes to Continental GP 5000 Tubeless in 32C for gravel riding. In my case, to get to the gravel I first have to do to about 15-20...
08-26-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,943
Posted By Kanon25

Just find a tight fitting wool t-shirt in hiking...

Just find a tight fitting wool t-shirt in hiking section of an outdoor goods shop. For example Icebreaker or Houdini. But most of the retailers will have an own-brand that’s cheaper, probably 75%...
08-24-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kanon25

46-36 is too close and not a good choice. Put in...

46-36 is too close and not a good choice. Put in a 46-30. And then an 11-32 cassette which will fit fine on that derailleur
08-23-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,227
Posted By Kanon25

I’ve fitted them (GP5000 Tubeless in 32C) and...

I’ve fitted them (GP5000 Tubeless in 32C) and loving it so far. Running around 75 psi (spec is 65-87 psi) and it’s a fantastic ride on gravel. Interestingly on, curved descents with small loosish...
08-16-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,122
Posted By Kanon25

Try to maintain 3 times a week at about 45-50...

Try to maintain 3 times a week at about 45-50 minutes long sessions. Even make one session for power, doing sets of about 30-45 seconds at close to max weight, with long rest between sets. Make the...
08-09-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,405
Posted By Kanon25

it's both not either / or. Warm up, stretch. Warm...

it's both not either / or. Warm up, stretch. Warm down, stretch. Same as all other sports..

Pay attention to gearing and sitting in the saddle for climbs his been important change. And investing...
08-08-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,286
Posted By Kanon25

Yeah same here. Pretty hilly where I am, some of...

Yeah same here. Pretty hilly where I am, some of them long steep accents. The thrill for me is more about getting up faster than how fast I went down. So regular routes lap time upon ascent to peak,...
08-08-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,875
Posted By Kanon25

With those you need variety of scenery for the...

With those you need variety of scenery for the motivation.
08-08-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,829
Posted By Kanon25

Can you throw the bike in the car and go to...

Can you throw the bike in the car and go to trails or gravel in a national or state park with a hour. Could do that say Friday after work and Sunday morning. Nature is more attractive than road and...
08-03-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,227
Posted By Kanon25

I've done the same with Maxxis Speed Terrane in...

I've done the same with Maxxis Speed Terrane in 33C a couple years ago and that was fine. Gravel for me means packed and limestone paths and logging roads, with the occasional short connecting trail....
08-03-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,345
Posted By Kanon25

You need the Shimano compatible endcap. ...

You need the Shimano compatible endcap.

What's in the pictures from Specialized seems very similar to Trek's Bontrager Rapid Drive hubs, which I believe also utilises DT Swiss internals.

If you...
08-03-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Kanon25

If you have big wide tures that will cause aero...

If you have big wide tures that will cause aero drag....but if you have a fork wide enough to accommodate 2.2" tires then you will also not be streamlined if you put a thinner tire in there....
08-03-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,227
Posted By Kanon25

Are you using the tubed version, or the tubeless?

Are you using the tubed version, or the tubeless?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 528,448
Posted By Kanon25

2020 Orbea Avant M30 - stock colour scheme ...

2020 Orbea Avant M30 - stock colour scheme
Would've liked the name/detailing in stealth gray but that would have had to be a custom order and more expensive...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,473
Posted By Kanon25

I got an Orbea Avant M30 and have to echo the...

I got an Orbea Avant M30 and have to echo the comments. It's not the lightest but that doesn't feel like it matters. Just a really comfortable bike to ride and still quite fast if you want to do that.
10-10-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By Kanon25

For long term health of your body count on...

For long term health of your body count on building back over at least 6 months, to get back muscles, joints stronger and your bones stronger to anchor all that.

Do it gradually. And cross train....
10-10-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,167
Posted By Kanon25

I used to use 700x37c for many years. Moved down...

I used to use 700x37c for many years. Moved down to 33c and then even 28c. Now back at 35c but cannot imagine going any bigger again.
10-10-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,689
Posted By Kanon25

Bike shorts are an essential basic. Id...

Bike shorts are an essential basic.

Id recommend the Pro Stealth. Works well for me to eliminate the pressure down the middle, is very comfortable to sit back into for long periods or lean...
09-04-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,580
Posted By Kanon25

Notably, Italy and Switzerland and among the...

Notably, Italy and Switzerland and among the European countries with fairly wide loopholes on how little of final assembly is required, in order to receive the "Made in...." designation.
11-03-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Kanon25

Better you just get a resistance stand that...

Better you just get a resistance stand that attaches to your bike. For example: http://www.tacxflow.com/en_flow.html

There are many brands. Usually easy to find a cheap used one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-12, 12:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,857
Posted By Kanon25

I see where this is headed: :-) 280670 280671

I see where this is headed: :-)
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By Kanon25

Have a look at the Thule 973: ...

Have a look at the Thule 973:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thule-TH9730-Backpac-973/dp/B001CODQ2M
10-16-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Kanon25

As a person who has had a hip replacement myself,...

As a person who has had a hip replacement myself, I say a big ditto to the above.

Does not sound to me like you need to be stressing your body right now. But above all you should be asking these...
10-14-12, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,818
Posted By Kanon25

I recently got a Haglofs "Lim" rain jacket and...

I recently got a Haglofs "Lim" rain jacket and have been pretty happy with that. Very light, effective with rain and breathes decently as well.
10-06-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,648
Posted By Kanon25

How much did that cost? My impression from...

How much did that cost? My impression from shopping for a bike recently (was looking for good deal on a new bike that I could later upgrade) was that the price of upgrading wheelsets meaningfully was...
10-02-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,445
Posted By Kanon25

Just to clarify here: if you for example have a...

Just to clarify here: if you for example have a complete Shimano set, could you simply swap in an SRAM rear derailleur and rear shifter and touch nothing else? In other words, you would not need to...
10-01-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kanon25

I probably dont have the terminology down...

I probably dont have the terminology down correctly - sorry about that. The tires on this bike are combination of little knobbly bits, with a double strip of smooth down the middle. Will that work...
10-01-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kanon25

Okay, made the buy...

Thanks for the input folks. I decided to get the Cannondale, just went down to the store, but they are sold out of that and it's closeout stock. I guess I dithered a bit too much. That said, it would...
10-01-12, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kanon25

So if I can paraphrase what I think I'm hearing...

So if I can paraphrase what I think I'm hearing as consensus:

1) WEIGHT advantage of 1.5lbs of the Cannondale is purely a statistical advantage, but won't to make it noticeably easier or more fun...
09-30-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kanon25

Paths and country roads that I'll most be using...

Paths and country roads that I'll most be using look roughly like this image below, bascially gravel hard-rammed into clay foundation:
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The forest trails that I expect I might very...
09-30-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,421
Posted By Kanon25

Newbie looking at a Cannondale 2012 Quick CX Speed 3 - Is This Thing Any Good?

Hi all, am new to the forum but it seems pretty good. I'm a relative newbie, looking at possibly getting a Cannondale 2012 Quick CX Speed 3 and wondering if it's any good?
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