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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1275 on: March 12, 2019, 07:35:50 AM »
time to upgrade the tyres on my giant roam 2...

currently have the original 700x40c giant tyres on (which have been very good), and was looking to change them up with something like this:

https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-overdrive-700x38c-hybrid-tyre.html


the price is right and i only really do road and path riding...

anyone have any thoughts on different brands, sizing, etc?

i haven't bought tyres for my bike before... just want something that will be smooth on the road...

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« Reply #1276 on: March 12, 2019, 02:14:19 PM »
Maxxis have a good name for this type of riding but I can't give you an honest opinion as I only buy 23mm tyres for my road bike and fixie.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1277 on: March 12, 2019, 05:41:12 PM »
time to upgrade the tyres on my giant roam 2...

anyone have any thoughts on different brands, sizing, etc?

Are your current tyres wire bead? I'd probably go something with a flexible bead as they will be way lighter. Being lighter means easier to pedal.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1278 on: March 12, 2019, 06:02:03 PM »
Are your current tyres wire bead? I'd probably go something with a flexible bead as they will be way lighter. Being lighter means easier to pedal.

current tyres are a wire bead...

these are my current tyres:

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/p-rx2-tire


have you got an example?  i have tried searching for 'flexible' bead tyres, but not coming up with much...  are they called by a different name?

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1279 on: March 12, 2019, 06:05:04 PM »
if i read correctly, 'folding' bead is what you are suggesting?

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1280 on: March 12, 2019, 08:48:38 PM »
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currently have the original 700x40c giant tyres on (which have been very good), and was looking to change them up with something like this:
https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-overdrive-700x38c-hybrid-tyre.html

the price is right and i only really do road and path riding...


Those Tyres look pretty good -- maybe if you're resetting up your wheels, maybe think of converting them to tubeless -- as like Ghetto Tubeless using a split tube technique and tyre sealant.

You might have to use a wider 20" or 24" tube, and it's surprising simple to do.

Just today before I set off for a ride, I checked my tyres --


That's tyre sealant on the outside of the tyre, in 2 places, The tyre must of picked up a thorn, and/or piece of glass, no probs added 2 more PSI --  and went on a 9km ride.

More info how I done the split tube ghetto tubeless setup http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55218.msg965352#msg965352 

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1281 on: March 12, 2019, 09:10:03 PM »
if i read correctly, 'folding' bead is what you are suggesting?
That would be correct.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1282 on: March 13, 2019, 05:22:25 AM »
if i read correctly, 'folding' bead is what you are suggesting?

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« Reply #1283 on: March 13, 2019, 07:46:33 AM »
My commute is 50% gravel/bitumen. I have used for the last 2000km Panaracer Gravel King SK. I run tubeless as well. I run 32mm on a CX and it keeps up great with my roady mates on social rides.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1284 on: March 13, 2019, 08:06:18 AM »
not sure i am up for the tubeless just yet... :)

looks a bit complicated for me...

i'm pretty happy with tubes... i'm not a pro, by any stretch, just a casual rider...

the rims are giant gx-02 rims, which are a 622x19 rim...

maybe something like this:

https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-speed-terrane-700x33c-exo-tr-carbon-folding-cyclocross-tyre.html
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« Reply #1285 on: March 16, 2019, 06:10:59 AM »
So it looks like Troy will roll home in third place after 21 odd days on the Iditarod, and carrying an injury by the sounds of it. If anyone knows more about how the 2nd pair caught up so quickly I’d like to know. Just tactics or more sinister?

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1286 on: March 16, 2019, 08:48:34 AM »
So it looks like Troy will roll home in third place after 21 odd days on the Iditarod, and carrying an injury by the sounds of it. If anyone knows more about how the 2nd pair caught up so quickly I’d like to know. Just tactics or more sinister?
They worked as a team, which is against the rules. His feet are going to take some time to heal after this.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1287 on: March 16, 2019, 09:19:16 AM »
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1288 on: March 16, 2019, 09:58:29 AM »
They worked as a team, which is against the rules. His feet are going to take some time to heal after this.

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Is there a better site to get Troy's updates? I'm just following the ITI tracking page. I used to talk to him a bit on Outerlimits years ago and have followed his exploits.

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« Reply #1289 on: March 16, 2019, 03:58:10 PM »
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« Reply #1290 on: March 16, 2019, 05:02:04 PM »
I've got a few bikes in the shed ATM. The old grey touring bike made of Reynolds 531DB frame, forks and stays, Mavic rims and Campagnolo running gear. For the gearing freaks it's a "Half step plus Granny" setup consisting of 13,16,19,23,18 &34 sprockets and 44,40&24 chainrings. Still ride it around and it's the most comfortable bike I own.Can't find any pcs of it though.
There's a Giant ATX mountain/touring bike which has been across the Gunbarrel Highway (unsupported in a group of four), up and down the Birdsville and Strzelecki tracks as well a few other outback "roads".
Then there's this - a Moulton APB S7 seven speed Sturmey Archer hub geared fully suspended detachable. I still use it quite a bit for towing a trailer down to the shops and back.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1291 on: March 16, 2019, 09:10:39 PM »
Is there a better site to get Troy's updates? I'm just following the ITI tracking page. I used to talk to him a bit on Outerlimits years ago and have followed his exploits.
I am on his private FB page for the ride and it was an invite one.

Looks like he could nearly make 3rd place.

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« Reply #1292 on: March 16, 2019, 09:37:47 PM »
Troy is 12 miles from the finish as about 15mins ago.

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« Reply #1293 on: March 17, 2019, 05:00:28 PM »
Troy got to Nome in third place.  :cup:

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« Reply #1294 on: March 18, 2019, 09:47:23 AM »
Pic of him at the finish line.

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« Reply #1295 on: March 18, 2019, 10:07:13 AM »
Is it the photo or is that a monstrous wheelbase?

Amazing achievement.

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« Reply #1296 on: March 18, 2019, 10:28:50 AM »
Is it the photo or is that a monstrous wheelbase?

Amazing achievement.

https://www.murucycles.com/canning-expedition-fatbike

extended wheelbase. More ability to haul gear. More stability on soft surfaces.

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« Reply #1297 on: March 18, 2019, 10:56:23 AM »
Very impressive. That is a whole lot of chain haha - in a good way.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1298 on: March 18, 2019, 01:31:54 PM »
Pic of him at the finish line.
Thanks, that's a good pic. 😎

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« Reply #1299 on: March 19, 2019, 10:27:42 PM »
https://www.murucycles.com/canning-expedition-fatbike

extended wheelbase. More ability to haul gear. More stability on soft surfaces.
Damn you've got some nice frames on your website...any sneak previews of the Gravel frame?

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