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06-11-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By Carl J

I meant replacing everything with cable, and not...

I meant replacing everything with cable, and not trying to mix cable and hydraulics parts together
06-11-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By Carl J

No, wasn't saying that the mechanic suggested...

No, wasn't saying that the mechanic suggested using shims. Was saying that he told me that he wasn't able to adjust the flat mounted calipers because the adapters have very little adjustability to...
06-11-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By Carl J

By side to side, you mean forward and back? I...

By side to side, you mean forward and back? I could be mistaken, but the issue is/was that they couldn't adjust it in or out (he mentioned as an example, before there were shims that you could add to...
06-11-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By Carl J

Everything I'm seeing are frame mount calipers....

Everything I'm seeing are frame mount calipers. And these are the hydraulic calipers (could go cable, but would mean replacing my shifters too).
Just heard back from the shop, and looks like we're...
06-11-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By Carl J

Shimano (compatible) Post Mount Brake Calipers

So, recently ran into a bit of a conundrum with new Fulcrum wheel set that I recently purchased (mentioned in another thread).

Last year I upgraded the 105s that came with the bike, to the newest...
06-09-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Carl J

Was just pointed to these thread...

Was just pointed to these thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1203344-got-continental-grand-prix-gp5000-tl-tires-prepare-fight.html) regarding issues with my tires.

It...
06-09-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Carl J

Thanks, will check out that thread. I've had...

Thanks, will check out that thread.
I've had these tires on another set of rims before, and although they're a pain, I didn't have issues once they were on.
These new wheels however, are,...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-09-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By Carl J

Key point, make sure it's level lol. Bought one...

Key point, make sure it's level lol.
Bought one for one of my bikes, and biggest issue for me on it was that slid around a lot on it.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-09-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By Carl J

Go get a proper sized saddle. For me, stock...

Go get a proper sized saddle. For me, stock saddles are all too small.

And the size of the saddle has nothing to do with how small or large someone is. As mentioned, it's about your sit bone.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-09-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Carl J

It currently has a 28t in the front with a SRAM...

It currently has a 28t in the front with a SRAM 10-42t in the back. Although looking to change that, as I spin out easily going down the slightest of hills (110rpm+ @ 40kmh (24mph)).

Have the...
06-09-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Carl J

Have the same issue. Dish soap is said to help,...

Have the same issue. Dish soap is said to help, although didn't for the last tires I tried to get on
06-09-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Carl J

Fulcrum Wheels + GP5000 TL

Anyone here use the Fulcrum wheels, more specifically the Racing 5 DBs?

And if so, were you able to use any tubeless tires other than Schwalbes on them without issue?

Recently purchased a set...
06-09-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Carl J

Yes. They put them on there for a reason :)

Yes.
They put them on there for a reason :)
Forum: Fatbikes
03-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Carl J

That is USD? Hoping for a bit more in CAD. Just...

That is USD? Hoping for a bit more in CAD. Just had the gearing upgraded (to 1x SRAM GX), and comes with two sets of wheels (JJs and studded D5s)
Forum: Fatbikes
03-18-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,294
Posted By Carl J

19lbs? Wow! My Gravel bike (Felt V85) is about...

19lbs? Wow! My Gravel bike (Felt V85) is about 22lbs with carbon fork and seatpost. This Farley is said to be about 27lbs (will have to weight it vs the Wo, which is probably closer to 35lbs).
Not...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-17-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,294
Posted By Carl J

Oh, I am so not going to like trying to sell the...

Oh, I am so not going to like trying to sell the Wo. No matter what I've tried to sell, I get the most ridiculous offers (and love it when they tell me that's all they can afford, as their reason for...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-16-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Carl J

Before I bought the Wo, I did a lot of road...

Before I bought the Wo, I did a lot of road riding in my road bike and my adventure/gravel bike. Since I bought the Wo, I've probably used it the most and have the second most mileage on it vs the...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-16-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,294
Posted By Carl J

AbsoluteBlack 1x 32t Oval (going from a 22/36t) ...

AbsoluteBlack 1x 32t Oval (going from a 22/36t)
SRAM GX1 11-42t 11sp (going from a SLX 11-35t 10sp)
SRAM GX Shifters and Derailleur (up from a SLX)

Brought all of that and the bike into the shop...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By Carl J

I like the JJs, especially in the summer. Great...

I like the JJs, especially in the summer. Great on hard/packed surfaces.
The winter, as long as the trail is somewhat packed, they seemed really good. But, when things have been a bit icy, I've had...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By Carl J

I now have that exact same setup, both wheels and...

I now have that exact same setup, both wheels and tires. Haven't tried them out yet
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By Carl J

What about the Hodogs? Aren't the VanHelgas more...

What about the Hodogs? Aren't the VanHelgas more geared towards winter?
The Minions (the Front and Rear specific) I've read really mixed reviews. Seems some people love them, and other dislike them.
03-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,425
Posted By Carl J

3/01: 8.75km / 111m - Outdoors - Fat bike (Broke...

3/01: 8.75km / 111m - Outdoors - Fat bike (Broke my chain trying to race, so was cut short)
3/02: 24.23km / 603m - Indoors
3/03: 13.23km / 256m - Indoors
3/05: 66.34km / 1,983m - Indoors
3/06:...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Carl J

New "Upgrade" Day

So as some of you may know, I was recently contemplating switching my Kona Wo from a 2x10 to a 1x11, and was asking which gears I should go with.

For the gears, I picked up a SRAM GX 1x11 11-42t,...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Carl J

I just bought a 32t AbsoluteBlack Oval to go with...

I just bought a 32t AbsoluteBlack Oval to go with a SRAM 11-42 11-Speed
Was slightly worried that I may lose the easiest gear ....

Not sure I will find out for a while now, as I won't be using...
03-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,425
Posted By Carl J

Mar 1: 8.75km / 111m - Outdoors - Fat bike (Broke...

Mar 1: 8.75km / 111m - Outdoors - Fat bike (Broke my chain trying to race, so was cut short)
Mar 2: 24.23km / 603m - Indoors
Mar 3: 13.23km / 256m - Indoors
Mar 5: 66.34km / 1,983m - Indoors
Mar...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,506
Posted By Carl J

From my experience, fat bikes are pretty...

From my experience, fat bikes are pretty expensive, so see if any places have gently used rentals for sale. Could save a lot of money. I bought mine last year from a bike shop that does group rides,...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By Carl J

Yup, planning on getting 27.5 wheels. Just have...

Yup, planning on getting 27.5 wheels. Just have to go in tomorrow to make sure that a tire will fit in the back. It won't be able to fit a 4.8", but should be able to do at least a 4.2".
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By Carl J

The thought has crossed my mind. Already have 4,...

The thought has crossed my mind. Already have 4, what's another one? :foo:

Or a cheaper alternative would be that I keep the 26ers and swap with the 27.5s so that I can have the Jumbo Jims for the...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By Carl J

Summer Trail Riding Tires (27.5")

For those of you that have 27.5", I was wondering what you all are using for summer trail riding?

On my 26" which I'm hoping to change to 27.5", I have Jumbo Jims, and :love: them. Really fast...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Carl J

So, so far it looks like I'll be going with a...

So, so far it looks like I'll be going with a SRAM GX 1x11 10-42t, mostly because I'm getting a deal on it.

Still not sure about the chainring yet, maybe a 30 or 32t (will still be an Oval...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Carl J

Would it count if I did it indoors on the...

Would it count if I did it indoors on the trainer? :lol:

I may go out later today and do one (weather is great, just around 0 and no wind. But also, no snow). Or most likely this weekend
Forum: Fatbikes
03-03-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Carl J

I didn't make the mistake like the first time I...

I didn't make the mistake like the first time I posted on here, and titled it improperly as an "Imperial" Century.

Our mileage compared to the US, is kind of like our Dollar. It's a lot less :D
...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-03-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Carl J

Thanks. Just looked at the Velomine's site, and...

Thanks. Just looked at the Velomine's site, and they do have a few Box One and Two groupsets available. Never heard of Box Components before, so will have to do a bit of reading.

If you could get...
03-02-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,425
Posted By Carl J

March Goals

Hoping to do about 800km total, split between indoors and outdoors.

Outdoor I'd like to get at least one, hopefully two 100-160km (60-100 mile) rides, depending on the weather (snow is still a...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-02-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,290
Posted By Carl J

Fatties have presta valves (although I'm sure...

Fatties have presta valves (although I'm sure some have shrader as well).

And 20psi+ is way too much for most fat bikes. For riding in the snow, a pound or two of pressure can make a big difference
Forum: Fatbikes
03-02-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Carl J

Upgrading to a 1x11 ... confused about the gear combinations

Was wondering if anyone has a 1x11 setup, and if so, what do you have for gears, and how do you like it?

Currently my bike has a SLX 22-36t up front, and a 11-36t 10sp at the back.

Overall,...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-02-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Carl J

Saturday Pre-Race Century Ride

Second metric century ride of 2020.

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-09-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Carl J

Are we expecting that much tonight? Was up...

Are we expecting that much tonight?

Was up at the Don yesterday and today, from Brickworks to Sunnybrook, and the trails were all near mint. Pretty packed, and fast. Couple of icy spots, but...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-02-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,290
Posted By Carl J

30-50lbs (psi) is low? If you want low (up...

30-50lbs (psi) is low?

If you want low (up to 20psi, but especially for under 5psi), for a fat bike, MEC has a really good one
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5053-079/Fat-Max-15-Gauge
Forum: Fatbikes
02-02-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Carl J

Try the Facebook - Don Valley MTB group ...

Try the Facebook - Don Valley MTB group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/103689789718886/

Although with the weather we've been having, I'd assume that it's not that great (was just out there last...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-02-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,829
Posted By Carl J

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/29fb589a183f109dd0f9a1fa4569e62a_264d41144b504bc3327afdb1121106abfaaedd50.jpg...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-08-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Carl J

Winter camping? That is something I have not...

Winter camping? That is something I have not done, yet.

Good to see that you have snow down there.

How are you liking the Dillenger 5s? This is only the second ride for me. Still have to put...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-08-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Carl J

How did you celebrate Global Fat Bike Day?

We spent it in Durham Forest, ON (and hour or so north of Toronto)
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Forum: Fatbikes
08-19-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,673
Posted By Carl J

Thanks for posting this link. I've been looking...

Thanks for posting this link. I've been looking for something like this for a while, and only ones I've found were the Blackburns, which I believe are around $80 CAD each!
Forum: Fatbikes
08-19-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,593
Posted By Carl J

A few years back (5-10), there was a real problem...

A few years back (5-10), there was a real problem with coyotes in the city (Toronto, ON). That one there in the pic (there's a second one out of view), I've seen several times now over the last year,...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-22-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By Carl J

The guy has did the Texas Ironman riding one,...

The guy has did the Texas Ironman riding one, with aero bars
...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-12-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,295
Posted By Carl J

Still been riding it, and haven't been easy on it...

Still been riding it, and haven't been easy on it on the trails. Nothing has yet to break.

Had several punctures though, but thankfully the tires are tubeless.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-12-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,593
Posted By Carl J

That's if you do 18 mph / 28.8 km/h with either...

That's if you do 18 mph / 28.8 km/h with either pair of tires. I don't think there's too many people that go out to do a century+ with a goal of averaging those speeds over the course of the ride....
Forum: Fatbikes
06-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,941
Posted By Carl J

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Fatbikes
06-18-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,941
Posted By Carl J

Great picture, with the bike + background. ...

Great picture, with the bike + background.

And love how you've found a saddle that matches the bike so well.

I "have" a B17 (it's on another bike that's not being used). My biggest problem with...
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