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Old 11-28-10, 12:31 AM   #626
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Old 11-28-10, 04:10 AM   #627
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Got my aerobars today, took them for a test ride, and I have to say... honestly... meh. :|

The only advantage I found is that the top is a little flatter... and I almost never ride the tops, so it's kind of a moot point. Overall, they sort of feel like a step down from my RB-021's.

I still think they're a great deal, at $13, and if you're in quick need of some cheap bullhorns, you can't go wrong.

But they're coming off, and the RB-021's are going back on, right meow.
Stay in the RB-021 /b/rotherhood.
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Old 11-28-10, 08:52 AM   #628
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Got my aerobars today, took them for a test ride, and I have to say... honestly... meh. :|

The only advantage I found is that the top is a little flatter... and I almost never ride the tops, so it's kind of a moot point. Overall, they sort of feel like a step down from my RB-021's.

I still think they're a great deal, at $13, and if you're in quick need of some cheap bullhorns, you can't go wrong.

But they're coming off, and the RB-021's are going back on, right meow.
So what didn't you like about them?
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Old 11-28-10, 10:30 AM   #629
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It's not that I didn't like it. I just didn't like it BETTER than the RB-021.

First, I didn't feel much of an improvement in ergonomics (I know this part is subjective, since I personally don't ride the tops too often and I like the drop in the RB-021). Also, the Aerobar felt more flexible, which I'm not a fan of. I feel more confident when I apply weight on the 021, especially when I get up off the saddle to pedal or skip stop or whatever. Felt a bit more conservative on the "bendier" Aerobar. I mean, this is not a HUGE difference I'm talking about. It's just a slightly noticeable thing, and it's probably also sort of subjective. But it did influence my decision to go back to the RB-021.

I'm not saying everyone should choose an RB-021 over the Aerobar. I already had the RB-021, so I was able to compare and decide that I still prefer it. For those looking for a decent bullhorn without spending too much, I'd still say the Aerobar is a good buy... especially at $13.

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Old 11-28-10, 10:37 AM   #630
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It's kind of funny how you sold your Rb-021 to someone else and bought it back from the same person and absolutely enjoying the crap out of it now. Cool story, brah.
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Old 11-28-10, 10:44 AM   #631
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It's kind of funny how you sold your Rb-021 to someone else and bought it back from the same person and absolutely enjoying the crap out of it now. Cool story, brah.
iknorite?

It was like... *cue dramatic music*... DESTINY.
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Any great deals on mess bags these days? I have a friend who is looking.
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Old 12-01-10, 09:28 AM   #633
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Old 12-01-10, 09:33 AM   #634
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BOX OF CRAP - $5 + $12 shipping.

Just sharing this jolly holiday box of crap with SSFG brothers and sisters.

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Giant 130mm 26.0 clamp road stem


MTB chainsuck gadget


Shimano Nexus Brake/Shifter


Cool Frame Bag


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Front Quick Release, Pedro's Sticker, and Bar End Plugs


Cool USPS Cycling Team Shirt that is much to big for 5' 8" 130lbs me...
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Old 12-01-10, 09:38 AM   #635
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barspinz fo dazze brah

http://store.icyclesusa.com/advanced...ch-p23773.aspx

650c fork - $30.
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Old 12-01-10, 10:00 AM   #636
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Would that fork be a upgrade to this Motobecane Custom Drawn and Tapered Steel, Unicrown Road, 1.125 threadless? Would it fit? Thanks
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Old 12-01-10, 10:09 AM   #637
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If you want to barspin then it would kind of be an upgrade; if not, then it's useless to you as the fork uses a smaller sized wheel.
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Old 12-01-10, 10:31 AM   #638
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Alright thank you! I know this is the wrong thread, but could you recomend me a crankset? the one that comes on this bike is pretty ****ty, it comes loose after every ride, it's also plastic... I think I'm just gonna upgrade the crankset/peddles (also plastic) and eventually the wheel set and saddle. I just dont know what to get/good buy.
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Its..... plastic.... ?
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Old 12-01-10, 11:46 AM   #640
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barspinz fo dazze brah

http://store.icyclesusa.com/advanced...ch-p23773.aspx

650c fork - $30.
wow... If I had a 650 wheel to try out, I'd definitely give that a shot
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Old 12-01-10, 11:54 AM   #641
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I want a box of crap. Haha.
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Darnet Vix now I'm adding too much to my cart... I thought about that Box of Crap...but I need a bottom bracket removal tool, and I really want to get for the madison...and now my cart is over $50, which the Fiancée will definitely dislike! GRRR
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Vixtor: I have just ordered a Box of Crap. Excited. =)

They gave me a RECESSION SPECIAL! aka a dollar off. $4 + $12 shipping = Happy Joker.

Hears for hoping something for the Cinelli! lol.
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and now my cart is over $50, which the Fiancée will definitely dislike! GRRR
Maybe you should get her something nice then put it in a nicely decorated box.

Or buy her that box of crap.
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Maybe you should get her something nice then put it in a nicely decorated box.

Or buy her that box of crap.
She wants a kitten...very tempting, but I am not sure quite yet... not a huge fan of not breathing, but it would be nice to have a kitty to play with Ramona
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I think it's worth it to sacrifice a little for your loved one. Plus, it's a god damn cute kittie cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDKRyJIrYZY (NSFW)

My favourite comedian talking about my favourite animal.

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Old 12-01-10, 10:30 PM   #647
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I think it's worth it to sacrifice a little for your loved one. Plus, it's a god damn cute kittie cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDKRyJIrYZY (NSFW)

My favourite comedian talking about my favourite animal.
This is the youngest Carlin video I've ever seen. He's brilliant.
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Indeed he was...
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Anyone know any good deals on cycling gloves that are low key, comfortable, somewhat thin, will keep my hands warm in cold conditions, and cheap?

Let me rephrase: Can someone tell me where to find the ultimate gloves?
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Anyone know any good deals on cycling gloves that are low key, comfortable, somewhat thin, will keep my hands warm in cold conditions, and cheap?

Let me rephrase: Can someone tell me where to find the ultimate gloves?
I have these in red & they are awesome! Like little wool sweaters for your hands! These have been good for me down to mid 30's in the PNW, but I tend to run a little warm... To me, this is the ultimate glove for the excellent warmth (even when wet) and breathability.

http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...itty-Wool.html
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