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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1850 on: September 27, 2020, 06:40:00 PM »
Great looking bike!

Will you hurry up, make your mind up and buy a bike ;D
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1851 on: September 27, 2020, 06:46:38 PM »
Will you hurry up, make your mind up and buy a bike ;D
I've made it up, just need to pay for a new shed first... Director of Finances changed my priorities

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1852 on: September 27, 2020, 06:47:50 PM »
I've made it up, just need to pay for a new shed first... Director of Finances changed my priorities

Oh, and lockdown needs to lift

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1853 on: September 27, 2020, 07:08:13 PM »
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1854 on: September 27, 2020, 07:58:30 PM »
Went out for a ride today to some new tracks within our 5km limit. Had a blast with some tight single technical tracks with rocks and drops.

Had my first off for a while with a bit of bark of the elbow. Slow speed spud stack, oops. Tore my favourite riding jersey as well. Might be a bit sore tomorrow at work.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1855 on: October 06, 2020, 02:17:48 PM »
After some thoughts on some new tyres for my new to me CX bike.

Currently I’m running 700x33 Michelin power gravel tyres.

I’m spending more time on the road than gravel and want to fit a more road oriented tyre but still maintain the ability to ride well formed dry gravel roads if the need or desire arises.

I’m looking at either running a wide road slick like a continental GP5000 in 32mm

Otherwise I’m looking at a fast rolling gravel tyre like the Panaracer gravel king slick or the Schwalbe G-one speed.

If I ride sensibly on dry gravel is a 32mm wide GP5000 going to let me down?

All options would be setup tubeless.

Appreciate thoughts on the above ideas.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1856 on: October 06, 2020, 03:24:13 PM »
After some thoughts on some new tyres for my new to me CX bike.

Currently I’m running 700x33 Michelin power gravel tyres.

I’m spending more time on the road than gravel and want to fit a more road oriented tyre but still maintain the ability to ride well formed dry gravel roads if the need or desire arises.

I’m looking at either running a wide road slick like a continental GP5000 in 32mm

Otherwise I’m looking at a fast rolling gravel tyre like the Panaracer gravel king slick or the Schwalbe G-one speed.

If I ride sensibly on dry gravel is a 32mm wide GP5000 going to let me down?

All options would be setup tubeless.

Appreciate thoughts on the above ideas.

Running tubeless should help with punctures and you should be ok with the Conti with the correct tyre pressure and adjusting your riding style.

Some other ideas:
https://www.vittoria.com/ap/terreno-zero-gravel.html
https://www.challengetires.com/products/category/road/type/clincher/strada-bianca/24405
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1857 on: October 06, 2020, 05:52:30 PM »
After some thoughts on some new tyres for my new to me CX bike.

Currently I’m running 700x33 Michelin power gravel tyres.

I’m spending more time on the road than gravel and want to fit a more road oriented tyre but still maintain the ability to ride well formed dry gravel roads if the need or desire arises.

I’m looking at either running a wide road slick like a continental GP5000 in 32mm

Otherwise I’m looking at a fast rolling gravel tyre like the Panaracer gravel king slick or the Schwalbe G-one speed.

If I ride sensibly on dry gravel is a 32mm wide GP5000 going to let me down?

All options would be setup tubeless.

Appreciate thoughts on the above ideas.

My bike has found itself on bitumen more than gravel also.  In the process of setting up a second wheelset to switch in when needed rather than have a compromise for two different surfaces.  Not in a position for N+1.  40C for gravel, 32C for road (GP5000).  Is a second wheelset an option for you?

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1858 on: October 06, 2020, 07:03:38 PM »
My bike has found itself on bitumen more than gravel also.  In the process of setting up a second wheelset to switch in when needed rather than have a compromise for two different surfaces.  Not in a position for N+1.  40C for gravel, 32C for road (GP5000).  Is a second wheelset an option for you?

Al.

Yes this is where I’m headed eventually. A second set of rims. For now I need to choose a compromise tyre.

I don’t really want to spend up huge on the second set. Just something strong and reliable to run in the gravel. I don’t know what makes a good wheelset or where to start looking to but some.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1859 on: October 07, 2020, 12:00:05 PM »
Gator Skins if they go that big?  ???

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1860 on: October 07, 2020, 06:34:30 PM »
Ive dropped the money on a set of the Schwalbe G-one speeds (30mm)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1861 on: October 08, 2020, 12:11:51 PM »
Got the carrier all hooked up to the camper.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1862 on: October 08, 2020, 12:47:12 PM »
Got the carrier all hooked up to the camper.

That looks like a fun game of bike Tetris.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1863 on: October 08, 2020, 01:22:52 PM »
Once it’s all adjusted and the hoops locked in place it’s 5 minutes to load them all on.

But yes it was a fun Tetris game to get them all to fit nicely !!
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1864 on: October 09, 2020, 08:21:07 PM »
Quick ride with the new road wheelset.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1865 on: October 10, 2020, 06:25:13 AM »
Quick ride with the new road wheelset.

Nice, I have those wheels on my BMC, the bladed spokes are pretty cool. You running tubeless?
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1866 on: October 10, 2020, 08:53:39 AM »
Quick ride with the new road wheelset.

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Nice hoops!  Which Giant is it, love the colour

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1867 on: October 10, 2020, 10:26:53 AM »
Nice, I have those wheels on my BMC, the bladed spokes are pretty cool. You running tubeless?

Yes. Running tubeless.  The bladed spokes are pretty good but are sharp if you slip while fitting everything up (don't ask how I know....)

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Nice hoops!  Which Giant is it, love the colour

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It's a Giant Toughroad SLR GX 1.  Gravel/Adventure bike.  Needed a do everything bike for road, gravel, kids.  Change of wheelset managed to shave about 750g off the weight of the bike. 

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1868 on: October 10, 2020, 11:16:57 AM »
Yes. Running tubeless.  The bladed spokes are pretty good but are sharp if you slip while fitting everything up (don't ask how I know....)

How'd they go converting to tubeless? I undecided on if I'll convert mine.
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« Reply #1869 on: October 10, 2020, 01:51:51 PM »
How'd they go converting to tubeless? I undecided on if I'll convert mine.

Wheels are tubeless ready.  Already taped and valves supplied by DT Swiss.  GP5000 are a pain to fit as they're so tight but also meant they seal easily and inflate with a floor pump.  Only hassle was using Stan's Race sealant which needs to be poured directly into the tyre before fitting up rather than injecting through the valve.

Also have all the other axle end caps so if I upgrade bikes I can keep the wheels and switch out to whatever I need.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1870 on: October 10, 2020, 02:12:21 PM »
Wheels are tubeless ready.  Already taped and valves supplied by DT Swiss.  GP5000 are a pain to fit as they're so tight but also meant they seal easily and inflate with a floor pump.  Only hassle was using Stan's Race sealant which needs to be poured directly into the tyre before fitting up rather than injecting through the valve.

Thanks, I'm thinking of going the Challenge Paris-Roubaix Pro TLR, I need tan walls :)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1871 on: October 10, 2020, 03:13:31 PM »
Thanks, I'm thinking of going the Challenge Paris-Roubaix Pro TLR, I need tan walls :)
Is that so it matches the gravel bike?

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« Reply #1872 on: October 10, 2020, 03:19:40 PM »
Is that so it matches the gravel bike?

Nah, it's a black bike and I don't want the full murdered out look.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1873 on: October 11, 2020, 09:14:09 AM »
Here you go, just in case any of you are looking for a new bike ;D

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reevo-the-hubless-e-bike
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1874 on: October 11, 2020, 09:49:00 AM »
That's, ummmmm different but hate to think of what it would cost!  :o

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