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Dang 12-26-13 07:29 PM

What do you want from amazon?
 
So my daughter gave me a hundred dollar amazon gift card for my birthday just before Christmas and I'm overwhelmed.
I can't decide what do get! I been on the site for days!!
Tell me what "You" would buy for your bicycle if you had that gift card.....
I need some ideas! Fast! Otherwise my wife is going to convince me to get something for the house!

martianone 12-26-13 09:06 PM

Well, if you aren't sure - and need to act before someone else compels you to do so.
you could send my way a Lezyne CNC travel drive,
appreciate it,
thanks.

Bakerb24 12-26-13 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Dang (Post 16360506)
So my daughter gave me a hundred dollar amazon gift card for my birthday just before Christmas and I'm overwhelmed.
I can't decide what do get! I been on the site for days!!
Tell me what "You" would buy for your bicycle if you had that gift card.....
I need some ideas! Fast! Otherwise my wife is going to convince me to get something for the house!


I had my amazon Christmas today too. I bought quite a few tools from Park Tool, a new chain and cassette and a baclava to wear. If you don't spend the entire hundred please let me know as I'll send you the rest of my wishlist.

Dang 12-26-13 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martianone (Post 16360693)
Well, if you aren't sure - and need to act before someone else compels you to do so.
you could send my way a Lezyne CNC travel drive,
appreciate it,
thanks.

I must admit that is one nice looking floor pump martianone! I have a joeBlow pump. Had it for so long I cant remember the year I got it...
I love it. Works great so I guess its not a floor pump for me.
MORE IDEAS !!!! Hurry...wife looking at bed sheets!!!

Astrozombie 12-26-13 09:32 PM

Stand? Trigger shfiters, saddle, bibs? Rain gear...Price match the Steam games?

SGocka 12-26-13 09:33 PM

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UZPML2/...I3574CCA088SEX

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OZFJTI/...=IXKFTAPR82ZJ0

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HDNOT2/...=IP6LBOBIGFP54

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L7XFSY/...I2XTM1Z3GC6OUK

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000YBEID0/...b_recs_6_title

A few things from my wish list.

JanMM 12-26-13 09:55 PM

If, like me, you have wireless computers on several bikes and they all use 2032 batteries, then you could buy a very large number of them from Amazon for a hundred bucks. I bought a dozen or so at an attractive price a while back.

Dang 12-26-13 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Astrozombie (Post 16360752)
Stand? Trigger shfiters, saddle, bibs? Rain gear...Price match the Steam games?

Stand...got one
trigger shifters...naw
saddle..so many my eye went cross...what do you suggest? I want one as comfortable as my B17 for long rides on my roadbike.
Bibs and or rain gear..it rained what? twice this winter so far?
what's a stem games?
Yeah I can use a good saddle..

Dang 12-26-13 10:24 PM

Yeah my chain tool is broke come to think of it...
And the chain cleaning gizmo is worth considering..my old one seems to have vanished into thin air.
Thank you....good suggestions here....
Oh oh....wife wants me to look at a blender...

Dang 12-26-13 10:25 PM

Thanks guys! keep em coming!

Machka 12-26-13 10:26 PM

I'd go for music CDs or books about cycling.

At this point, I've got all the cycling-specific things I need.

SGocka 12-26-13 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dang (Post 16360852)
Yeah my chain tool is broke come to think of it...
And the chain cleaning gizmo is worth considering..my old one seems to have vanished into thin air.
Thank you....good suggestions here....
Oh oh....wife wants me to look at a blender...

Speaking of blenders. I have this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Ninja-Kitchen-...keywords=ninja

Works great. Makes awesome protein shakes. The Wife and I use it all the time.

double_stuf 12-26-13 10:35 PM

ride food. always useful

http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bills-Ori...lls+beef+jerky

http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Dr...ds=dried+mango

http://www.amazon.com/Picky-Bars-Var...rds=picky+bars

double_stuf 12-26-13 10:42 PM

or recovery.

this is ongoing crazy deal on some greattttt protein. vanilla or choc

http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrit...num+hydro+whey

mrodgers 12-27-13 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Machka (Post 16360856)
I'd go for music CDs or books about cycling.

At this point, I've got all the cycling-specific things I need.

I am the exact opposite. I don't have a single cycling specific item other than a bike, a helmet, and a bike rack on the car. I have no clothing, no accessories, nothing.

I only have a $25 Amazon card to spend. Getting a helmet mount mirror even though I don't ride on the roads and only am on a very sparsely populated bike path in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the woods. If I'm listening to earbuds, I still occasionally get someone faster than me coming by and they startle me (not a problem because I am always riding on the right side as opposed to a lot of walkers I see who spread across the entire path blocking it.) I can grab 1 other item and don't know what to get because I plan to pick up a new bike in the spring. I know I want bar end grips for a flat bar, but I think I'm going to pick up Ergon grips when I buy the new bike. I'd like to have toe clips (not clipless) but I'd also need new better pedals to mount them (mine are cheap plastic on a cheap junk bike) but again, I probably won't ride this bike again other than the rare nice day before spring comes when I get a new one.

I don't know if I could get padded shorts or even undershorts for roughly $25+ on Amazon. Perhaps I should just hold onto the gift card until I get the bike, but then, I do know I want the helmet mirror.

Don't have much to add to my $25 since I spend way too much money elsewhere having off work for about 2 and a half weeks over the Christmas holiday.

claystevens 12-27-13 12:45 AM

I'd like to choose two great headlights.

fietsbob 12-27-13 01:30 AM

the River, or the Sturdy Women ? :lol:

deeth82 12-27-13 07:07 AM

I had enough gift cards to make the Velo Orange Mod 3 saddle + saddle cream affordable, so I went for it! Final cost after gift cards was $40, which was covered by Christmas money. Gonna finally see what all this fuss is about regarding leather saddles. :)

Machka 12-27-13 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by deeth82 (Post 16361174)
I had enough gift cards to make the Velo Orange Mod 3 saddle + saddle cream affordable, so I went for it! Final cost after gift cards was $40, which was covered by Christmas money. Gonna finally see what all this fuss is about regarding leather saddles. :)

Is it a real leather saddle ... or a saddle with leather over a shell made of another material?

deeth82 12-27-13 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Machka (Post 16361184)
Is it a real leather saddle ... or a saddle with leather over a shell made of another material?

Actual Aussie cowhide, with a rail system almost identical to a Brooks. :)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Also, here are some pics:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=356721http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=356722

Edit: It does have some sort of laminated fabric underneath, but no foam or any other "rigid" material, that I can tell. One more pic for clarification:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=356727

Looigi 12-27-13 11:15 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Zipp-202-Firec...p+202+wheelset

wphamilton 12-27-13 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Dang (Post 16360854)
Thanks guys! keep em coming!

There's so much on Amazon, the question is what do you want? If you don't have them already get lights; that's a no-brainer. My Christmas haul from Amazon is two long sleeve jerseys, perl izumi gloves, chain, mirror, headlight battery, and balaclava. If it was me instead of you, the $100 would go for (at least partway) either for two extra wheels or a cassette and better tires.

DataJunkie 12-27-13 12:30 PM

I have a spreadsheet I use for my budget and all sorts of planning. Education, career, house repairs, and hobbies \ sports. The last item is about 40 items long.
Keep a list to avoid repeating this awful experience. ;)

Number400 12-27-13 01:09 PM

Nab a nice set of spoke wrenches!

wahoonc 12-27-13 05:53 PM

Tools or another Brooks saddle...

Aaron :)


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