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    Senior Member RPK79's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    Upgraded wheel reflectors. Way nicer than the ones that came with the bike!
    Which ones do you recommend? I bought my current bike used of CL and the previous owner REMOVED the reflectors. I'm also in the market for a new spoke protector.

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    Upgrading my lack of a bike to having a bike. By far the most satisfying thing I have ever done.

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    Saddle, clipless pedals.
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    Saddle

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    Most satisfying was new wheels, lighter and more aero than the stock bricks. Made me feel like I finally had a decent bike. Most useful was 46/36 rings and a 12-23 cassette. Proper gearing made a noticeable difference in my performance.

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    wheels, bars, derailleurs, saddle, brakes
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    Kind of in order:
    1 Saddle
    2 Tires
    3 Switched from Shimano to SRAM
    4 Frames
    5 12-25 cassette(pretty much a flatland rider here)
    6 Wheels

    I've always used clipless pedals that's why they arent on the list.

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    Frame, pedals, shallow drop bars and nice bibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Please define "upgrade".
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    Clipless, bibs, saddle
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    K- edge Garmin mount.

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    Does my KKRM count? Because if so, that, and the massive FTP boost I've gotten after the last year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
    I think most people will be voting for wheelset (sorry, there is no poll) but i wonder what will come out as second choice.
    Aside form basics like pedals, shoes, better wheels, fitting saddle and decent bibs, it was titanium seatpost on my alu Cannondale. Made it much more comfortable. Surprisingly much.
    Last edited by Ice41000; 07-04-13 at 03:06 AM.

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    Decent tires. Made the biggest difference for me.

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    Wheels, but only because of the looks. No such thing as a performance upgrade. "Upgrades" are all pretty much either cosmetic or comfort.
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    Cinelli cork bar tape, bloody comfy!
    I like bicycles. I also like bicycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz View Post
    upgrade? greasing the inside of the shift/brake housing and the cables. I like it a lot.
    is there an easy way to lubricate the housing/cable after everything's already been installed (short of taking it all apart)?

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    Just upgraded my saddle to Romin evo Expert - hoping this will be my most satisfying bike upgrade.

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    first wheels.
    second, seatpost. And surprisingly it made quite a difference.

    i'd also say tires, but not sure if that comes under 'upgrade'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post
    is there an easy way to lubricate the housing/cable after everything's already been installed (short of taking it all apart)?
    I would reasonably say no, but you could grease your cables and then pull them back through the housing, that will lube them a bit. I find it best to do it during install. At *** stores they sell this red grease in a syringe that makes greasing the housing super easy, the cables you just dab some on your index and thumb and coat it a few times and finally grip tight to pull off extra. Once they are on the bike you clean the cables thoroughly where they are exposed.
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    heavy ass powertap rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz View Post
    I would reasonably say no, but you could grease your cables and then pull them back through the housing, that will lube them a bit. I find it best to do it during install. At *** stores they sell this red grease in a syringe that makes greasing the housing super easy, the cables you just dab some on your index and thumb and coat it a few times and finally grip tight to pull off extra. Once they are on the bike you clean the cables thoroughly where they are exposed.
    Do you like this better than the dry silicone spray lubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post
    Do you like this better than the dry silicone spray lubes?
    Infinitely. I tried the dry lubes and they worked for a few weeks (amazingly and blissfully) and then the housing gummed up and they shifted like crap. That made me sad.
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    clipless pedals, saddle, heart rate monitor, wheels in that order.

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