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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyThePinhead View Post
    You're keeping the FSA crank and going with the PW chainwheels? After you have a few hundred miles on them it would be interesting to read your comments on how well you like them.

    On a somewhat-related front, I ride with a guy who has some nice high-end carbon bars. He wouldn't tell me what he paid for them when I asked, he just said they were big dollars. Knowing him, big dollars means >$250, probably >$300. We shop at the same LBS, nothing is cheap there. Anyway, I'd never heard of the brand, so I was curious and went home after riding with him a few days ago to see what these bars go for on eBay, and I found a set for $50. Basically new. There are still occasional deals out there.

    Regarding the Praxis Works chainwheels, the LBS I referred to above is a dealer. I might want to get a pair one of these days. I have mediocre FSAs as well, and I'm good to go for the next several thousand miles, but maybe one of these days...
    You can get "3T" handlebars on ebay, with an MSRP for $300, on ebay for $50 as well. Problem is, they're fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerull View Post
    You can get "3T" handlebars on ebay, with an MSRP for $300, on ebay for $50 as well. Problem is, they're fake.
    These are IRDs, and I guess they could be fakes, but I'm thinking not. I know one can find a lot of fake stuff, if one cares to look, but turning a profit on counterfeit goods requires a certain critical mass of demand/cachet/high cost, of which these only qualify for one: high cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyThePinhead View Post
    You're keeping the FSA crank and going with the PW chainwheels? After you have a few hundred miles on them it would be interesting to read your comments on how well you like them.

    On a somewhat-related front, I ride with a guy who has some nice high-end carbon bars. He wouldn't tell me what he paid for them when I asked, he just said they were big dollars. Knowing him, big dollars means >$250, probably >$300. We shop at the same LBS, nothing is cheap there. Anyway, I'd never heard of the brand, so I was curious and went home after riding with him a few days ago to see what these bars go for on eBay, and I found a set for $50. Basically new. There are still occasional deals out there.

    Regarding the Praxis Works chainwheels, the LBS I referred to above is a dealer. I might want to get a pair one of these days. I have mediocre FSAs as well, and I'm good to go for the next several thousand miles, but maybe one of these days...
    for now...yes. The FSA crank seems ok for the time being, the motion is smooth and the crank amrs seems sturdy. Truth be told, I'm afraid of carbon crank arms (and carbon handlebars)...seen too many picks of them exploding where the pedal screws in.

    I spent last year on a 105 bike with an actual 105 crank...and the feel/shifting was far smoother than the FSA. the FSA is clunky, loud (has a funky ring to it) and shifts crappy. I don't relate any of this to the crankarms. I upgraded to an Ultegra chain (came with a Tiagra) and while it smoothed things up a bit, front shifting is still clunky no matter how much I fiddle with the derailure.

    ill post on here later next week after I get it in and install it. I'm hoping it lives up to its reviews...which routinely compare it to the shifting feel of a Dura Ace chainring.


    Lastly...concerning carbon handlebars...they worry me too. I landed up going to Ritchey alloy bars which are silly light...you may want to look into something like that.

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    Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC. I love this tire, and pricing/availability lately suggests Vittoria may be preparing to can them...so I've been stocking up a bit.

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    Four pounds of this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
    Four pounds of this:

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    I just heard about that stuff the other day on the Outspoken Cyclist podcast. Might need to check it out. Would love to get that chef's cookbook as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    I just heard about that stuff the other day on the Outspoken Cyclist podcast. Might need to check it out. Would love to get that chef's cookbook as well.
    Here's my review:
    http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=2109

    Everybody is different, but it was like an epiphany for me the very first time I used Skratch Labs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokehouse View Post
    for now...yes. The FSA crank seems ok for the time being, the motion is smooth and the crank amrs seems sturdy. Truth be told, I'm afraid of carbon crank arms (and carbon handlebars)...seen too many picks of them exploding where the pedal screws in.

    I spent last year on a 105 bike with an actual 105 crank...and the feel/shifting was far smoother than the FSA. the FSA is clunky, loud (has a funky ring to it) and shifts crappy. I don't relate any of this to the crankarms. I upgraded to an Ultegra chain (came with a Tiagra) and while it smoothed things up a bit, front shifting is still clunky no matter how much I fiddle with the derailure.

    ill post on here later next week after I get it in and install it. I'm hoping it lives up to its reviews...which routinely compare it to the shifting feel of a Dura Ace chainring.


    Lastly...concerning carbon handlebars...they worry me too. I landed up going to Ritchey alloy bars which are silly light...you may want to look into something like that.
    Maybe this would be reason enough for me to upgrade my crank in the near future, at least from the FSA to 105 to match the rest of the bike's components. If I shift down from the big ring in just the right spot, the teeth on the big ring are such that it sends the chain over past the small ring and onto the BB shell. It's not the FD that's doing it, it's the big chain ring itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
    Here's my review:
    http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=2109

    Everybody is different, but it was like an epiphany for me the very first time I used Skratch Labs.
    Cool, do you use the Everyday or the Exercise mix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Cool, do you use the Everyday or the Exercise mix?
    I'm using the Exercise mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Maybe this would be reason enough for me to upgrade my crank in the near future, at least from the FSA to 105 to match the rest of the bike's components. If I shift down from the big ring in just the right spot, the teeth on the big ring are such that it sends the chain over past the small ring and onto the BB shell. It's not the FD that's doing it, it's the big chain ring itself.
    This is my attempt to work with the FSA before doing anything drastic. Praxis has a 30 day money back guarantee so I figure if I swap rings, put a few hundred miles on it and see no difference, I'll send it back. I'm looking at the selection of affordable BB30 cranks and so far, I'm not too impressed. Praxis makes a BB30 conversion kit to run Shimano. If the chainring doesn't cut it, I'll drop the BB30 altogether and go with a new 105 crankset

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    Purchased an Easton EA70 stem (90mm, 6) to replace the Specialized (75mm, 8) on the Roubaix.
    Currently set up as a "rise". Will probably flip it as I become more fit and comfortable.

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    Quality looks and feels great. Fits perfect, granted it may be a bit before I ride with them as it's 97 outside currently. (60's last week) Darn heat waves.
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    Ordered a pair of Gatorskins. My current pair has 3500 miles, and only had one flat. Its been pretty solid for my training, and commuting rides.

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    Bought this(standard rings) to replace older version FSA SL-K Light cranks.
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    I just got these in the mail. Funny thing though, I could have sworn I heard angels singing when I opened the box :0)
    Look Keo Blade Carbon Titanium pedals for the new Fuji SSt



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    Quote Originally Posted by theanimal View Post
    I just got these in the mail. Funny thing though, I could have sworn I heard angels singing when I opened the box :0)
    Look Keo Blade Carbon Titanium pedals for the new Fuji SSt


    Nice and Ti axles too! I've been eyeballing these pedals as well.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Bought the Park cable cutter. I was up to 4 bikes that needed some kind of cable work in my house. I figured it was $9/cut this way, much cheaper than having the shop do the whole job.

    I also bought a full Campy derailleur cable set. I needed 2 derailleur cables and one piece of housing for 3 of the 4 bikes, and this one set had everything I needed. The 4th bike needs brake cables, and has needed them since I first got the bike 30 years ago! The braking on that bike has always been stiff, and it has those old Modolo Kronos levers. New teflon cables might do the trick, and I already have a set of Jagwires.

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    Purchased 07/01/2013, a barely/rarely used 2011 Trek Project One custom ordered Madone 6.9 SSL, US bulit OCLV2 Carbon, Dura-Ace Di2 e, Ultegra 170 50/34 Crankset , F&R brakes, Bontrager RLX wheel set, RXX Stem, RXL Bar set, Ultegra Peds, Duo Tap, Charger.

    Like new ride, less than 500 miles on the clock, not ridden by PO in past 10 months.

    Took into my local Trek shop, assembled, added air, check out perfect, no other work or parts/repairs needed. My local Trek dealer ran the s/n on bike, all OK, registered it for me, and determined from TREK Proj. One team that, MSRP for this build was right at $8k in Nov 2011, while I paid $2k for it including shipping from Illinois to Texas.

    Here it is.....



    EditedUpdated 07/03/13;

    Today, added new Garmin Edge 810, orderd Knog light set. Will make its local Texas debut Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theanimal View Post
    I just got these in the mail. Funny thing though, I could have sworn I heard angels singing when I opened the box :0)
    Look Keo Blade Carbon Titanium pedals for the new Fuji SSt
    It's all a dream until the pedal body develops a crack.

    Register it for warranty. You'll need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rewillia View Post
    Purchased, 2011 Trek Project One custom ordered Madone 6.9 SSL OCLV2 Carbon, Dura-Ace Di2 e, Ultregra CS, brakes, Bontrager RLX wheel set, RXX Stem, RXL Bar set, Ultrega Peds.

    Like new ride, less than 500 miles on the clock, not ridden by PO in past 10 months. Took into my local shop, assembled, added air, no other work or parts/repairs needed. Shop, Trek dealer ran s/n on bike, MSRP for build was $8k, I paid $2k delivered. Yahoo :-)
    Good job! Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KantoBoy View Post
    It's all a dream until the pedal body develops a crack.

    Register it for warranty. You'll need it.
    Good job trying to burst my little bubble. Thanks bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by theanimal View Post
    Good job trying to burst my little bubble. Thanks bro
    I speak from experience and the numerous feedbacks online.

    Amazing pedals yes, but I really think they're only race day pedals. I sold my replacement and went with Speedplays after.

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    Picked up my new road bike yesterday and threw a black saddle/black tape combo today. Also, purchased the Edge 510. Now, just need a dry weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndredsox View Post
    Picked up my new road bike yesterday and threw a black saddle/black tape combo today. Also, purchased the Edge 510. Now, just need a dry weekend!

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    Nice looking bike..... but the setup looks a bit unusual.

    I hope the pic is before you adjusted the seat; it has a rather large downward angle. That looks like a pretty long stem and stretch. Where is your head when you are on the bike? I test rode a WSD Trek that was too small and my head felt like it was too far forward. Did you try the next frame size up?
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