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    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    Are the flat sides stable (i.e. non-slippery)? I've been thinking about buying PD-A530 as well. I want to go clipless come next spring, so I could wait until then. However, my current platform pedals are slippery when I ride in the rain, even against my Shimano cycle shoes. I want to buy platform pedals that grip well in the rain but don't want to spend money on them and end up switching to SPD pedals in a few months. If the PD-A530 has solid flat sides, then I can just buy them now - two birds with one stone.
    The flats are decent, I always wear my shoes so I'm always clipped in. I wear covers when its cold or wet. Just being able to walk with SPD's is worth it for me, having a platform is great for cruises with normal shoes, & helps distribute my efforts when I clipped in.

    I slip on platform with studs on my MTBs, that's why I have battle scars front to back. These don't have studs so it might be more of a bruise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakedatc View Post
    resupply of Huckleberry Hammer gel jug.. a few tubes of Perpetum solids, pair of Michalin Pro4 700x25 to see how i like a bit wider tire.
    well crap, apparently my frame is anti 25mm tires.. anyone want to trade me some 23s
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    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    I have the top (in grey). Works very well. I didn't know they had the bottom, though. You gonna wear it underneath a pair of regular bike pants? I'd love to know how that works!

    Right about the size... I bought small since it was the smallest size available. It's still a bit lose on me, but not too bad.
    Shall we make a prediction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    I have the top (in grey). Works very well. I didn't know they had the bottom, though. You gonna wear it underneath a pair of regular bike pants? I'd love to know how that works!

    Right about the size... I bought small since it was the smallest size available. It's still a bit lose on me, but not too bad.
    I use lined tights when it's below 50, but I always wear them OVER bike shorts. The chamois in bike shorts should always be against skin. I would use that Merino base layer over bike shorts, also. I could actually use something that's in between lined tights and bare legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    Are the flat sides stable (i.e. non-slippery)? I've been thinking about buying PD-A530 as well. I want to go clipless come next spring, so I could wait until then. However, my current platform pedals are slippery when I ride in the rain, even against my Shimano cycle shoes. I want to buy platform pedals that grip well in the rain but don't want to spend money on them and end up switching to SPD pedals in a few months. If the PD-A530 has solid flat sides, then I can just buy them now - two birds with one stone.
    Cycling shoes are not the best choice for riding platforms; you want something with a soft, grippy sole.

    A530 don't grip too well - if you tend to slip on ordinary platforms, you will slip on these too. For proper grip you need studs. Wellgo R120B are the only pedals I know of that offer a studded platform on one side and SPD clipless on the other:


    Quite cheap too, don't know anything about the quality though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sardond View Post
    Went into the LBS for a cool weather skull cap and toe warmers and as usual, came out with something else.

    20131027_083041 by tommyputz, on Flickr
    Maybe it's just me, but with all those air holes I can't see how they're going to keep your head or toes warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    I use lined tights when it's below 50, but I always wear them OVER bike shorts. The chamois in bike shorts should always be against skin. I would use that Merino base layer over bike shorts, also. I could actually use something that's in between lined tights and bare legs.
    Thanks. Since I usually wear liner shorts (with chamois) and Novara Headwind pants on top, I can probably put the Costco tights on in between when it gets colder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Cycling shoes are not the best choice for riding platforms; you want something with a soft, grippy sole.

    A530 don't grip too well - if you tend to slip on ordinary platforms, you will slip on these too. For proper grip you need studs. Wellgo R120B are the only pedals I know of that offer a studded platform on one side and SPD clipless on the other...
    Thanks for letting me know about the studded platform pedals! I never knew such pedals existed. If that's the case, I may just go with a pair of full studded pedals (i.e. on both sides) instead of dual-side pedals.

    One last question. Do you think those studs make the pedals less slippery even with cycling shoes?
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    Ultegra cassette and KMC chain came in today, but I had ordered the full nickel-plated X10L chain, and they sent me the half-plated X10.93 (half the cost) chain. So now I have to wait for them to send me the right one.
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    Woot Woot!! After a frantic night of posting in classifieds, emailing, bugging members on BFN (sorry guys Lol), I was able to sell my new black pro team jacket and able to pick up this VERY limited edition chartreuse pro team jacket. Always wanted the chartreuse but have only seen one in the last 6 months on eBay. When I saw it, my wheels started going into overdrive on how to get this. Luckily it worked out for me this time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Ultegra cassette and KMC chain came in today, but I had ordered the full nickel-plated X10L chain, and they sent me the half-plated X10.93 (half the cost) chain. So now I have to wait for them to send me the right one.
    Man! you have crappy luck getting slightly different stuff when you order. Well.. so do I, I bought a James bond 22 DVD Collection yesterday on CL only to find out that my DVD players wouldnt play them because they were EU format.
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    Last night I picked up a cold weather face mask to go over my nose and mouth (and ears). I'm hoping this will extend my season since my lungs really don't like it when I ride in anything below 50f. I'll try it out this weekend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Last night I picked up a cold weather face mask to go over my nose and mouth (and ears). I'm hoping this will extend my season since my lungs really don't like it when I ride in anything below 50f. I'll try it out this weekend...
    I have one, along with a balaclava.
    The mask restricts your breathing a bit, I usually only pull the balaclava over my mouth. I inhale through my nose exhale out the mouth to help regulate my breathing.
    The mask comes out when the temps get closer to 0c.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Man! you have crappy luck getting slightly different stuff when you order. Well.. so do I, I bought a James bond 22 DVD Collection yesterday on CL only to find out that my DVD players wouldnt play them because they were EU format.
    The cheapest players usually play any formats.
    I have a nice player, & always have a cheapo just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    I have one, along with a balaclava.
    The mask restricts your breathing a bit, I usually only pull the balaclava over my mouth. I inhale through my nose exhale out the mouth to help regulate my breathing.
    The mask comes out when the temps get closer to 0c.
    Looking at balaclavas via google tells me that is what I got.

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    Now Amazon is saying the availability of the chain I ordered through them is 1-2 MONTHS! The other suppliers on Amazon all say 3-4 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Now Amazon is saying the availability of the chain I ordered through them is 1-2 MONTHS! The other suppliers on Amazon all say 3-4 days.
    Why are they helping other suppliers... LOL

    Off topic, but Amazon doesn't send me any text for order updates! I registered the correct cellphone number. Waiting anxiously for the mini pump...

    [ADD] BTW the above was your 3,000th post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    Why are they helping other suppliers... LOL

    Off topic, but Amazon doesn't send me any text for order updates! I registered the correct cellphone number. Waiting anxiously for the mini pump...

    [ADD] BTW the above was your 3,000th post!
    lol oh snap

    Well there are lots of companies that sell through Amazon. If you look at items it will say "shipped and sold by" Amazon LLC or maybe another company. Through Amazon it says 1-2 months. Through Green Mountain Outfitters or Niagara Cycles it says 2-4 days.

    I try to buy most stuff through Amazon direct so that it will all come at the same time and I can usually get free shipping. But sometimes certain items are only available as shipped through another supplier and so it comes as a separate shipment.

    I ordered this stuff last Monday, and the crank arm removal tool came from Niagara and got to me in 2 days. The rest of the stuff just got to me today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Looking at balaclavas via google tells me that is what I got.
    This is the mask I was referring to:

    http://www.mec.ca/product/4003-253/s...10+50006+50114
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    This is the mask I was referring to:

    http://www.mec.ca/product/4003-253/s...10+50006+50114
    Yes, the one I purchased was similar, only I bought it at Walmart so it cost 79% less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Yes, the one I purchased was similar, only I bought it at Walmart so it cost 79% less.
    That is the smart way to go about it. BUT I overpaid and got a cycling specific one and I actually REALLY like it. Got some Pearl Izumi Merino Wool socks for a fortune by sock standards. But got a "good" deal on other stuff like stylish lobster gloves and the Barrier Balaclava. Have not used the lobster gloves but the Balaclava is highly recommended. It is super versatile. I used it to cover everything when going downhills, I can cover mouth without nose. Mouth and nose without head. Head and neck without mouth and nose. Etc. you know all the combinations. I'd give it an A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Yes, the one I purchased was similar, only I bought it at Walmart so it cost 79% less.
    This is the balaclava I was referring to:

    http://www.sugoi.com/can/midzero-bal...-10005999.html

    Those 2 items also serve as as my Halloween costume, along with my Castelli tights, & long sleeve jersey .
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    It's one of those items that I'm not sure will get a lot of use. I will have to see how much I like it. I'll likely purchase a more expensive one if I find it to be something I get a lot of use out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    It's one of those items that I'm not sure will get a lot of use. I will have to see how much I like it. I'll likely purchase a more expensive one if I find it to be something I get a lot of use out of.
    It not always about what you spend on your gear.
    If its functional, then its worth it.
    I'm guilty of over spending on anything cycling, its something I love. If it makes me more comfortable while riding, I'll dish out the dough for it.
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    I still want to get one of these merino wool Buff contraptions. They look super-versatile for head/face protection.

    http://www.buffwear.com/ways-to-wear
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