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nogk

Member since Sep 2018 • Last active Oct 2021
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    4h/day, pfff. Try 1h/month. Best regards (not even northern) Sweden.

    Also, very jelly.

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    This is true. I have a gravel bike and the frame is 2.8 kg. Don’t know what tubing it is.

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    Great looking frame. I’m convinced it will end up a great looking bike!

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    I rode most of the way with someone on Gatorskins, they held up great.

    Yeah, I don’t know much about aero tbh. Basically I should pack less for racing :-)

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    Thank you! And thank you for helping out!

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    Looks like you solved it good! My fork is specced for 3kg each leg. So I’m not sure I dare to load it like that :-)

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    Thank you! I’m happy with the bike and it performed really well during the ultra. Aside from the tires that completely disintegrated after three days and about 2000 km in total, 800 or so in the race. Luckily I could ask a bike shop to leave a pair outside so I could fit them when I arrived there in the night.

    The tires were GK 38mm slicks. The first three days were about 33 degrees Celsius and i think they couldn’t take the hot roads. Another rider with WTB Horizons had the same experience. After three days we were both down to the threads and had loads of small leaks that stole loads of time. Eventually I could borrow a 28mm tyre for the front and I put a tube in the back and cut a tube to wrap around it in the back. It allowed me to continue but it made my bike pretty much a low pro and being on the aero bars put me in a constant uphill, haha.

    For bikepacking I’d say bidons on the fork legs are ok, but for a race I felt very un aero. Days of head wind made me reconsider this setup numerous times.

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    I did a 2100k brevet a month ago, The Length of Sweden. Starting in Abisko in north to the most southern point of Sweden, Smygehuk.

    With some tips from Tijmen I managed to sew a frame bag, finished on the same day I left. I also made a tt bag. They worked really well. Lessons learned all the way. Lusting to do something similar again with different strategies. This was my second brevet, the first being 200k some weeks before. It was an immense experience in many ways and I’m happy I followed through.

    This photo is from the Abisko train station.

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    Good shout! Thanks

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