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Old 07-24-15, 05:40 AM
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Not sure what he's thinking of, but I thought of Veloflex Masters right away.
Hah, same here.
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Old 07-24-15, 10:17 AM
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Just bits and pieces today: headset wrench, de Los muertos socks, backup tubular, and some tire glue.
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Clean Bottle water bottles. The bottoms come off and they are dishwasher safe. I think I am going to like these for my Gatorade. Oddly, the two center bottles are a little shorter than the others. I wonder which version is actually the latest?
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Old 07-24-15, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Hah, same here.
you guys are a level or two above me in these things! I meant I put new tires on! well.. ok... they were the conti grandprix gt 25s i happen to have in a bag. I didn't actually go and BUY new tires. heh. I am sort of a cheap bastaaard and use what I have first.
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Old 07-24-15, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by jetboy View Post
you guys are a level or two above me in these things! I meant I put new tires on! well.. ok... they were the conti grandprix gt 25s i happen to have in a bag. I didn't actually go and BUY new tires. heh. I am sort of a cheap bastaaard and use what I have first.
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Old 07-24-15, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SparkyBeacon View Post
Clean Bottle water bottles. The bottoms come off and they are dishwasher safe.
I hate to burst your bottle but save your enthusiasm until you've used them. I picked up a couple of them a year or so ago, tried them once or twice, tossed them. The water reeked of chemicals leeching out of the plastic.

Perhaps they have improved them now.

I'm a fan of Specialized bottles because they have a (supposedly patented) flexible glass lining which keeps the water tasting like water. It does make a big difference.

YMMV.
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Old 07-24-15, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
I'm a fan of Specialized bottles because they have a (supposedly patented) flexible glass lining which keeps the water tasting like water. It does make a big difference.
I'm no big fan of Specialized in general, but these bottles from them are really nice.

So are my Camelbacks though.
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Old 07-24-15, 01:42 PM
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These arrived today in the wrong color.....they were supposed to be Black/Highlight Yellow. At least Amazon is shipping me the correct ones and they will be here tomorrow.

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Old 07-24-15, 02:00 PM
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Pump pegs from EBay seller came today and I was pleased with the quality and the fact it took only a week to ship from merry old England. They are now on the Robin Hood.

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WheelsofSteel sent a misc grab bag of parts and I plan to use the Shimano mtb brake levers on a frame build that I am starting.
Some diacompe cable guides were included too, those will be great on a zebrakenko I have torn apart right now.


I also got a full Tiagra groupset plus stem, saddle, and chain off eBay for a trek madone frame I am building up with my brother in law. Brifters plus carbon plus 10 speeds = I am out of my element. But it'll be fun to work on something modern that is basically just plug-n-play.
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Old 07-24-15, 05:13 PM
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Pump pegs from EBay seller came today and I was pleased with the quality and the fact it took only a week to ship from merry old England. They are now on the Robin Hood.



Very nice ! I know that bike is glad it came home with you. Buying it bike jewelry, must be serious

Those even say England and the chrome looks good. Do they have anymore choice items ?
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Very nice ! I know that bike is glad it came home with you. Buying it bike jewelry, must be serious

Those even say England and the chrome looks good. Do they have anymore choice items ?
They do have a nice pump as well. Check out www.velobitz.com .
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Old 07-24-15, 07:47 PM
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They do have a nice pump as well. Check out www.velobitz.com .
That is quite the site. Love those leather crocheted gloves. They even have the oilers for my old Raleigh if it needs it.

Have to remember the name Velo Bitz
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Old 07-24-15, 11:41 PM
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I got a used, white, FI'ZI:K Aliante in good shape off Ebay. Also a can of Meltonian Nu-Life Color Spray in Light Brown. Yep, I dyed the thing ! Have had good luck with the Meltonian stuff in the past, & it will be interesting to see if it holds up in this application. If not; can always respray it. Going on a heavy-patina Browning bike I just went thru with new parts. The cheap fixie seat, (calling it a saddle would be giving it too much credit), looked right, but was not working with my hindportions. Needed to match the bar tape, and leather was not in the budget. Looks great so far, just hope it's durable enough.
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Acorn M/L saddle bag. First experience with Acorn, very nice.
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Old 07-25-15, 12:33 AM
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I got some shortie fenders from an inmate here. Ill try them on tomorrow. they are micro sized and wont do much more than keep some gunk out of the brakes and invite some mockery from the shortie haters. well worth the $10 (including shipping)
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A Bontrager seatpost that I bid on by mistake.
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Several things over the last couple weeks.

Some periodicals I will scan in 2 weeks while on vacation.

Periodicals by iabisdb, on Flickr



An Ambrosio 125mm stem for the Pecorrari. The frame is slightly small and I need the longer stem.

Ambrosio Champion 02 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Ambrosio Champion 03 by iabisdb, on Flickr



A bag for the Selvino.

Bianchi Bag by iabisdb, on Flickr



And some Gaslo plugs. I have owned a bunch of these over the years. Never put a set on a bike. People tell me they are "desperate" and I wind up selling them. Maybe this time will be different. Maybe on the Pecorrari.

Gaslo Plug 01 by iabisdb, on Flickr

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[QUOTE=iab;18012343]Several things over the last couple weeks.

Some periodicals I will scan in 2 weeks while on vacation.

Periodicals by iabisdb, on Flickr



AwqLAio]Ambrosio Champion 03[/url] by iabisdb, on Flickr



A bag for the Selvino.

Bianchi Bag by iabisdb, on Flickr



bless you for the scans.... Very cool stuff there, and the bag is delicious.
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These finally turned up . Now to sort spokes and rims
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It was much smaller when it arrived. And it still needs paint, a roof and a little landscaping, but I got it done this weekend.

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It was much smaller when it arrived. And it still needs paint, a roof and a little landscaping, but I got it done this weekend.

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I am officially envious.

We have a city lot that is "less than spacious."
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Been 'away', so I don't officially know when it arrived, but upon our arrival there was a package from Ashland, Oregon, awaiting me. One rear Campag 6-speed skewer. Thank you MR McAllister!
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Today, this:


A few days ago, this:


There's really not much difference. We'll see, on each bike, in 1000 miles or so.

After really thinking about it, I probably didn't need either one.
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Because i was unable to post until today, I'm going to cheat... Jim Martin sent me a Concor Sprint that i have been lusting after for a while... not quite period correct, but for now I think it looks pretty sharp.








Cheers, and Thanks Jim!
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