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Old 08-31-12, 11:11 PM
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I love bike stuff, any and all bike stuff is good. Today I bought a Lezyne to carry on my Madone since the frame pumps don't fit the radius of the to tube. I need a pump for the GMR ride tomorrow just in cas those Photo Joe types poop out their CO2's

Couple of tubes from Performance, some Stinger waffles and Clif Bar, and a new SD card for the camera.

I bought the pump at REI so I used Hillbasher's name for the member credit program. You should see their faces when I give them a name that does not fit my face at all ha ha!

Show your stuff, I can't be the only one!



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I like it! I like it!


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I don't have an actual picture, but yesterday I picked me up one of these:

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I don't have an actual picture, but yesterday I picked me up one of these:


Oh oh oh! You're gonna love it!
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I'm a typical guy in the fact that I like "stuff" too. My two biggest purchases recently were a Dinotte 1200L+ headlight and a 300R tail light. I like lots of light when I commute at night and my previous stuff (Niterider) was not reliable. Expensive, but very well made and reliable (and bright).

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Originally Posted by maidenfan
I'm a typical guy in the fact that I like "stuff" too. My two biggest purchases recently were a Dinotte 1200L+ headlight and a 300R tail light. I like lots of light when I commute at night and my previous stuff (Niterider) was not reliable. Expensive, but very well made and reliable (and bright)
Cool! .....I need some better lights for nite rides on GMR.
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Haven't needed bike stuff this year. But I've been on 3 canoe trips and have purchased the whole kit.
It's good for the economy. My patriotic duty. Last year was "the year of the bike."
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Haven't needed bike stuff this year. But I've been on 3 canoe trips and have purchased the whole kit.
It's good for the economy. My patriotic duty. Last year was "the year of the bike."
One of them Burt Reynolds types.

What is a canoe made of? I know a dude that uses a canoe made of rubber. Looks like a raft to me.
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A pair of these just arrived from the UK (a tip of the helmet again to Beanz for the heads-up):

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I just bought the following for my new MTB. I especially like the Topeak multitool (Topeak Hexus II Multi-tool) - built in tire levers! Very clever.

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Originally Posted by magohn
I just bought the following for my new MTB. I especially like the Topeak multitool (Topeak Hexus II Multi-tool) - built in tire levers! Very clever.


Magohn,

I really dont want to give you buyers remorse, i truly dont. I have the Hexus II also and the both tire levers broke on my and left me stranded and calling the wife for pickup.

but i love the rest of the tool and I love its size and weight for what you get. the only negative is the tire levers
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My last bike stuff purchase was july and this is what i got.



I love the saddle, would divorce my wife and marry it if i could. the tires I am wishy washy on. they give a nicer ride than my previous but only after 2 months the sidewalls were developing cracks on both sides and on both tires. My fav LBS warrantied them and threw on a new pair of the same ones. We will see if it was a random defect or not.
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Cjc...just want to go on record and note the general density of the saddle, and it relative position to your body when it's in use, and highlight the fact that you said you like it better than your wife....

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Originally Posted by CJ C
Magohn,

I really dont want to give you buyers remorse, i truly dont. I have the Hexus II also and the both tire levers broke on my and left me stranded and calling the wife for pickup.

but i love the rest of the tool and I love its size and weight for what you get. the only negative is the tire levers
Interesting. I did read another user (on Amazon) had the same issue and Amazon replaced the tool for him. Good to know though. Luckily the saddle pouch has lots of room so I will throw in a set of Park tire levers for my future rides.

Thanks for the heads up. Better "buyers remorse" than "walking home" remorse.
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This derailleur:



To replace this derailleur:



At no charge, thanks to the generosity of BF member old's'cool.

The derailleur is part of my restoration of my old Schwinn that I bought in 1969. Now a work in progress:



Which I pulled out of the barn looking like this a month ago:

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I love that Schwinn Goldfinch!
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I'll put down my August purchases -

Two of these with no-ejecto technology. I almost killed beanz last time on GMR because my old holders had EJECTO technology:

Two of these: on account of that ejecto issue.

One of these: hit something and put a hole in my rear... went through a tube or two as well which led to a purchase of about 4 of these:

believe it or not, my dog ate one, so now I need to buy a couple more.
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My dining out/video game budget has taken a hit this year with the addition of cycling in my life. After all the stuff (tools, racks, lights, helmets, gloves, shoes, pedals, shorts, more tools, tegaderm, more tools, chain lube, saddles) I've purchased this year I need to put a serious limitation on what I spend next year.

As for recent purchases.



Just bought this Salsa Grande 29er fork to replace my crappy stock Suntour suspension fork. In hindsight I should have never bought a bike with a suspension fork for the type of riding I do. Been eyeing this and a Surly fork for a month, finally found this for $85 and bit. Now I need to decide if I can install it. I've been doing my own maintenance but I'm not sure I can handle some of the steps involved here.



Stock saddle was terrible. Bought a Zefal gel type saddle to replace it. Mistake. Decided to go more firm and got this WTB Rocket V Race and it's been perfect.



Picked up these Sugoi Evolution bib shorts and couldn't be happier. Got 'em on sale for 49.99! Was tired of the waistline sliding down on the bike shorts I had purchased. Only bibs for me from here on out.

Hopefully no more purchases this year.
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The flashlights keep getting better. I got this 1watt LED torch and crafted a mount for it. Takes 1 AA battery
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2012 Raleigh Port Townsend
Topeak rear rack and bag
B&M light set
VO Campagne handlebar bag and decaleur
Bottle cages and chain guard came off a different bike

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I upgraded my daily commuter for some added safety and comfort.




Clark D3 City Grips (dirt cheap and really comfortable)



Corratec/Viscout saddle (OEM bike saddle upgrade with some extra padding)



B&M Lumotec Cyo T (powerful dyno-hub powered light with full auto features, steady-light and daylight running lights)



SKS Chainboard (replacement chain guard to keep my commuting clothes oil free and the chain relatively gunk free too)



Oxford Tail-light (inexpensive tail-light supplement to the existing dyno-powered steady-light)
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Originally Posted by vesteroid
Cjc...just want to go on record and note the general density of the saddle, and it relative position to your body when it's in use, and highlight the fact that you said you like it better than your wife....

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
LOL, and double LOL when somebody finishes a sentence with "not that there's anything wrong with that"
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Originally Posted by magohn
Interesting. I did read another user (on Amazon) had the same issue and Amazon replaced the tool for him. Good to know though. Luckily the saddle pouch has lots of room so I will throw in a set of Park tire levers for my future rides.
Thanks for the heads up. Better "buyers remorse" than "walking home" remorse.
I was going to write or call topeak about it but decided it wasn't worth it. the rest of the tool works just great, and i should have been smart enough not to rely on those tiny levers.

what i should have done was just take 1 extra heavy duty lever and used the tools levers to go around the tire.
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