Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Lbs Buys.

  1. #1
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Lbs Buys.

    Ought to put this in very small lettering- I got a new top at the LBS- Been looking for one for ages and Nothing suited me and the Boreas. Anodised Bronze is a difficult colour to co-ordinate with. Its not like a white bike that is so easy to Go OCP with- Or a red or black one for that matter. Got one that feels right, good enough quality and------ OMG--- It may be classed as OCP. I'll have to cover it up with the pertex on future rides so I do not disappoint- or annoy - the Freds. No pics available so You'll have to spot it in my future pictures.

    Another couple of Purchases and One was a tube for the Saddle wedge for Either of the road bikes- I did only have one and swopped it from bike to bike- but thanks to a worrying ride without a Tube and repair kit- I now have one for each bike. I am a bit concerned about having a "Naked" tube in the Wedge and that worry is that it could get a hole rubbed into it in the next couple of years before I need it- Any one any suggestions for protecting a tube in the wedge- and NO- I cannot leave it in its box as this is a mini wedge that will take a tube- repair kit- 1 tyre lever and a small multitool.

    The other thing I bought- after 17 years of biking- is a chain wear checking gauge. Never had a problem with breaking chains- unless 2 in the 17 years counts- but I am a bit prone to wearing out Chain rings. Decided to get the Gauge so I could keep an eye on chain wear to cut out the expense of Cassettes and chainrings a bit. Easy enough tool to use but a bit worrying. Only 500 miles on the Boreas and the chain is measuring .75.-----.75 of what I do not know but when it gets above 1.0- You change the chain. Checked the Giant and this had a new chain fitted on the 8 speed Sora sytem before I went to France and that has had it. Measuring well over 1.0. So it looks as though the tool I bought to cut down the expense of wearing things out- is going to cost me 2 new chains in the next few weeks.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  2. #2
    370H-SSV-0773H linux_author's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Penniless Park, Fla.
    My Bikes
    Merlin Fortius, Specialized Crossroads & Rockhopper, Serotta Fierte, Pedal Force RS2
    Posts
    2,760
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    I got a new top at the LBS...
    - errm, on this side of the pond:

    top == woman's blouse

    :-)

    p.s. found two nice ping bells at my LBS... but i wonder why no one makes a bell that fits 31.8 handlebars?

  3. #3
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wrap my spare tube in a shop rag. It protects the tube and gives me something to wipe my hands on when I'm done with a roadside repair.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  4. #4
    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Reno, Nevada
    My Bikes
    2012 Masi Evoluzione, 2009 Specialized Globe Vienna 2
    Posts
    7,894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Shoulda bought white. Don't say I didn't warn ya.
    Visit my blog! The Leadership Almanac
    2012 Masi Evoluzione
    2009 Specialized Globe Vienna 2

    Proud member of the original Club Tombay

  5. #5
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author View Post
    - errm, on this side of the pond:

    top == woman's blouse

    :-)

    p.s. found two nice ping bells at my LBS... but i wonder why no one makes a bell that fits 31.8 handlebars?
    Thats the problem with the difference in language. Never know- I might take to womens clothing if it is all as comfortable as this top.

    Bike bells- On a bike with the latest in technology.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  6. #6
    Senior Member Deanster04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    My Bikes
    Cinelli Supercoursa 69, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Mondonico Diamond Extra 05, Coors Light Greg Lemond (built by Scapin) 88, Scapin MTB, Stumpjumper 83, Specialized Stumpjumper M4, Lemond Poprad 2001
    Posts
    1,366
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Shop rag sounds good. I have been using a cut section of Motorcycle tube to slip the bike tube into and rubber bands to keep it tight. Works like a charm. In the old days wore it like a vest or used newspaper and a toeclip strap to tie it to the seat. Life's gotten better.

  7. #7
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Thats the problem with the difference in language. Never know- I might take to womens clothing if it is all as comfortable as this top.
    "England and America are two countries separated by a common language."

  8. #8
    Senior Member Ziemas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Riga, Latvia
    Posts
    10,076
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Thats the problem with the difference in language. Never know- I might take to womens clothing if it is all as comfortable as this top.
    If you ever travel to the States you can pick up a fanny pack to go with your top!
    Last edited by Ziemas; 09-16-07 at 01:14 PM.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central Illinois
    My Bikes
    '01 Specialized Hard Rock, '06 Specialized Sequoia
    Posts
    449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I took my tube out of my wedge and it now resides tucked into/under my saddle and secured with old clip straps.

  10. #10
    as I used to be NotAsFat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    My Bikes
    2006 Lemond Tourmalet triple
    Posts
    653
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author View Post
    - errm, on this side of the pond:

    top == woman's blouse

    :-)

    p.s. found two nice ping bells at my LBS... but i wonder why no one makes a bell that fits 31.8 handlebars?
    It's been tried. But the extreme Fredness of a bike with 31.8 bars and a bell caused the entire bike to collapse into a Fred hole.
    Starve a terrorist - ride a bike to work. It's not just good for the environment, it's good for civilization.

    My new blog is No Pinch Flats.

  11. #11
    Small Member maddmaxx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    My Bikes
    Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
    Posts
    7,126
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    to coordinate with the bike?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •