Cat 6 going on PRO....
New saddle for the commuter bike: 2014 Hot New Full 3K Carbon Fiber Hollow MTB Saddle Very Light 14 5x27cm Glossy | eBay
Its hard to get more minimal padding than that and the shape looks very similar to a Romin. Hoping it feels good. Only $40, so no big deal if I hate it.
(My commute is 11 mi each way, so I'm always wearing cycling shorts/bibs hence no need for a padded saddle).
I hit the motherlode at REI. New Giro Saros helmet and Novara Headwinds jacket from the clearance rack. I have Headwinds pants and failed to purchase a jacket before REI discontinued the Headwinds clothing. I was excited to see this jacket at the anniversary sale! And some PI Thermal Conductive gloves to be riding in comfort this winter. Warm enough for California "winter".
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2012 Cannondale Synapse 3, 2012 Trek 7.5 FX Disc, 2003 Trek 2200 WSD, 1997 Specialized Rockhopper Al Comp
Badly-behaved cyclists are usually just cyclists with inadequate infrastructure. Or none at all. - Mikael Colville-Andersen
I have a birth defect and its time for new shoes
did lasts today
Something for the rear on the early morning rides.
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We've got no fear, no doubt, all in balls out
2 bottle of squirt dry lube
Zipp Contour SL SS 44cm bar
Lizardskins DSP 2.5 bar tape
Kinesis RaceLight Aithein aluminum frame, size 56, in crazy orange paint. Built it up with SRAM Force shifters and derailleurs, TRP 960 brakes, various 3T and Syntace bits and 28 spoke HED Belgium rims laced to King R45 hubs. Of the 12 or so bikes in my stable, this may just be the best riding bike I have. The Kinesis frame is as stiff and responsive as my Colnago Extreme Power. By using a CF seat post and wider rims with slightly lower tire pressures, the ride is very smooth for aluminum. Once I figure out how to get 25 mm tires on it, currently running 23 mm, it may just be the "perfect" racing machine. Right now, although the frame will accommodate 25 mm tires, the TRP brakes do not. I've got other brakes I could use but those TRPs are the best combination of performance and looks that I have found. Oh yeah, the paint and graphics on the Kinesis are the best looking, IMHO, of any bike I have yet seen.
A pair of foldable 23mm Michelin Pro 4 Endurance slicks from REI. Despite the rumors of supposed difficulty mounting, I put them on hands only first time. It's all about technique, patience (hand strength helps).
Amerika, Land of the Very Brief.
Bontrager Pari-whatver XXX saddle 148mm.. I'm testing a bunch.. may get a Antares 00 next or the 14' Sworks toupe.
New kit day, because the team kits aren't that great in fit/comfort and I wanted some new stuffs.
shorts are assos kuku penthouse, shirt is q36.5 which is the company started by Luigi who used to be R&D guy at Assos.
It fits skin tight like it should, long arms covering most of the "bicep" and definitely a true agressive race fit. It tugs in all the wrong places when standing up but on the bike its very perfect. I'm 5'10" 142-145lb super lean build and the small fits perfect unlike most jerseys where I'm between xs and s
I finally got a Briko Twinner helmet. I was a big fan of Super Mario, and got to see him win stage 7 in the TDF back in 1999. The helmet won't likely make me any faster, but it is a piece of kit that I have always wanted. Now I just need a Saeco Cannondale bike to go with it.
some rapha gear. 40% discount was too hard to pass on.
Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.