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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-26-10, 01:14 AM   #2701
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My latest cycling purchase was at home depot. 1/8inch steel rod. don't mind the dirty frame, it's a tool not a jewel.

Not a bad idea. How has it been working for you, no dislocation of the FD while putting tension on it?
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Old 05-26-10, 07:43 AM   #2702
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Old 05-26-10, 08:00 AM   #2703
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My latest purchase. I made the leap from SRAM Rival standard to Force Compact crankset and front derailleur.
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Old 05-26-10, 08:43 AM   #2704
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Old 05-26-10, 08:48 AM   #2705
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Not a bad idea. How has it been working for you, no dislocation of the FD while putting tension on it?
i've only had it there for a day but i've been putting it through its paces on the trainer while watching it. Occasionally I see the chain bump it on a down shift which I guess means it saved it from falling off. The derailleur was a little harder to set up right but nothing crazy, took 5 minutes instead the usual 3. I've probably shifted it over 100 times since I installed it and it's still shifting perfect.
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Old 05-26-10, 10:21 AM   #2706
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Old 05-26-10, 10:31 AM   #2707
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Red/black cst czar tires & new chain since i wore mine out finally. Waiting on the missing piece for my sigma 1606 to arrive in the shop so i can swap computers and have my cadence meter on. Psyched about next week. Having a carbon fork and carbon fsa stem ordered for it. Next weekends ride is going to be sweet =)

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Old 05-26-10, 10:49 AM   #2708
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Old 05-26-10, 11:56 AM   #2709
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Red/black cst czar tires & new chain since i wore mine out finally. Waiting on the missing piece for my sigma 1606 to arrive in the shop so i can swap computers and have my cadence meter on. Psyched about next week. Having a carbon fork and carbon fsa stem ordered for it. Next weekends ride is going to be sweet =)
Won't you need a different headset going from threaded to threadless fork?
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Old 05-26-10, 11:59 AM   #2710
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And while i'm here.. picked up a pair of the '10 hammer bibs. should be here tomorrow. got a free bottle and some sample gels thrown in too from a coupon. i wonder what huckleberry tastes like?
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Old 05-26-10, 12:27 PM   #2711
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Huckleberry is sort of a less tart blueberry. I got tired of my bottle by the time I finished it since it was the only flavor I had at the time, but I'd get it again if I were using it in a rotation.
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Old 05-27-10, 02:03 PM   #2712
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Huckleberry is sort of a less tart blueberry. I got tired of my bottle by the time I finished it since it was the only flavor I had at the time, but I'd get it again if I were using it in a rotation.
ya.. that is how i felt about the bottle of raspberry i just finished. I got a bottle of tropical that i thought i liked when i had the sample but i do not like the batch i got. Hopefully my friend buys it off of me.

update: got my shorts today. they fit great and the padding is thicker like my Capo bibs so i'm psyched.
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Old 05-27-10, 02:07 PM   #2713
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PSIMET 50mm carbon clinchers!!!

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Old 05-27-10, 02:43 PM   #2714
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Old 05-27-10, 02:47 PM   #2715
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My wheels arrived today, just in time for the long weekend! ANND I have tomorrow off from work! (Thank you Greece for making the dollar strong, however temporary.)
Our worthless mail carrier was too lazy to walk across the empty parking lot from our mailbox to our front door to let me sign for them, but I'll hopefully be able to sign for them at the post office tonight.
Goodygoodygoody! It's gonna be a great weekend and summer!


P.S. Montana Huckleberry has been my favorite flavor so far. I even got a couple of the large bottles with the smaller refillable one. The only downside is it tastes a little funny if you use it to sweeten your coffee on cafe breaks.

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Old 05-27-10, 03:06 PM   #2716
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Not a roadbike but it's definatly cycling related. Doing some MTB events this year including some 8hrs so splurged on a new tool.
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Old 05-27-10, 03:10 PM   #2717
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Black Chris King classic hubs (28/32), laced to the new Stan's Alpha 340 road rims. 2x front with Revos, 3x rear with revos NDS and Comps DS. Alum nips.... sweet @ss wheels.
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Old 05-28-10, 10:38 AM   #2718
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Won't you need a different headset going from threaded to threadless fork?
I will. I have a cheap black 1" threadless headset sitting on my work bench and a 1" to 1 1/8" steerer tube shim. All i think i will need is a shim for the handlebars because i ordered the stem with a 31.6 or so bar diameter for when i can afford my carbon bars later on.
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Old 05-28-10, 12:29 PM   #2719
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Sigma BC 2209 MHR computer.
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With the new roadbike, the old Flight Deck computer and IronMan HRM just aren't going to cut it anymore. I wanted an all in one computer, but didn't want to buy a Garmin 705 as I already have an Etrex with all the bike mount goodies. I was about ready to jump on the Cateye V3 when the salesman showed me this one. It was $50 cheaper than the Cateye and appears to have more functions as well as a bigger display and PC connectabiltiy (as soon as the software gets released). So I used my REI 20% discount coupon. This new Sigma looks promising. Wireless cadence, HR, Speed, Altitude, and Temperature.

My next most recent purchase is related, the dashboard genie
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I was skeptical, but this is a quality constructed product that looks sharp and allows me to mount my devices right were I want them.

Then of coarse there's the new frame. It's not the MOST recent purchase, but it's within the last month
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Old 05-28-10, 01:15 PM   #2720
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Red crankset with Shimano?

Hmm.
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Old 05-28-10, 02:18 PM   #2721
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Red crankset with Shimano?

Hmm.
I wanted to make use of the BB30 and I already had all the Ultegra groupo. No BB30 from Shimano. Frame, crank, seatpost, saddle, fd, and stem are the only new parts on this bike. So far I've had no problems with the mixed components other than the fact that they are mixed.
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Old 05-28-10, 06:20 PM   #2723
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very nice. what did they set you back???
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Old 05-28-10, 06:26 PM   #2724
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Just picked this up from New Egg. Refurb, came with all the accessories, including HRM and Cadence.

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