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Any bike stuff on your Christmas wish list?

Old 11-25-18, 10:17 AM
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Any bike stuff on your Christmas wish list?

I'd say a new bike computer or new light set would be at the top of my list. I made a little video of items I personally would love to get, but would be good ideas if you're looking for things to get for your cycling family or friends:

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Old 11-25-18, 11:58 AM
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I think my whole list's bike stuff starting with a Merida Silex 400 although I asked everybody for money for b'day in Oct towards it and will do the same for Xmas as well ... the other bits are all things like mudguards for it, riding trousers, bottle mounts etc.
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Old 11-25-18, 12:43 PM
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Powermeter. Hopefully from 4iiii.
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Old 11-25-18, 12:45 PM
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Nope. Got every thing I need.
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New bars and stem - my current set have been on the go for ~20 years, and this would also bring me up to speed with the 31.8mm standard for accessory mounts etc
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Old 11-25-18, 03:27 PM
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Always want more paselas. 700x35 if youre buying.
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Old 11-25-18, 04:20 PM
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Not now as I've bought a chit ton of cycling gear during the Black Friday and pre-Black Friday sales.
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Old 11-25-18, 04:23 PM
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I hope to have my frame back from getting the carbon repaired before Xmas.
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Old 11-25-18, 04:32 PM
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Ive just come across the Geotekk "Limpet" (on sale on kickstarter so not available until May!)... is a GPS device with an alarm that is clamped below the seatpost and is connected to an app.

Not sure if it being a visible/audible deterrent makes it better or worse than the existing invisible GPS tracker security products... (E.g. Sherlock Box)

in any case .. one of these
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Old 11-25-18, 04:37 PM
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A segregated bike lane on my commute would be nice.
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Old 11-25-18, 04:58 PM
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Repair stand. Speaking of which, any recommendations? I like the idea of one with folding legs, since we really don't have enough space for a permanent stand.
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Old 11-25-18, 05:29 PM
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I have a Frame Builder working on a stiffer non folding, replacement handle bar mast.

for my Bi Fri Pocket Llama.... It should be sent out & here, by Xmas..
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Old 11-25-18, 05:39 PM
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I am looking forward to a Surly ECR 27.5 fork to replace my slightly wonky current aluminum fork. It will be much stronger and have lots of options to carry things on it, too!

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A segregated bike lane on my commute would be nice.
Oh, you mean you're looking forward to a container of white paint ? At least here, I really wish cyclists would get more to the center of the designers mindset. Quite a few things happening, but you can clearly see that the stuff is designed by people driving cars.
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Old 11-25-18, 05:55 PM
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It’s been years since there was anything non-cycling on my list. That goes for birthday too.
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Considering I have nearly enough components to build another road bike and a 1/2 a mountain bike, I put base layers and some Gravel Kings on my list. I'll actually use those!
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Old 11-25-18, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
I hope to have my frame back from getting the carbon repaired before Xmas.
There you go.. the gift that keeps on giving for the CF bike owner.. a Calfee gift certificate!
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Old 11-25-18, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
Repair stand. Speaking of which, any recommendations? I like the idea of one with folding legs, since we really don't have enough space for a permanent stand.
If I were asking for a folding repair stand for X-mas, I'd probably ask for a Park or a Feedback stand. Those would be my top choices, but anything with a wide base and the ability to rotate the bike would work. I made this video about 3 weeks ago on not only what features to look for in a repair stand, but tips on how to get the most out of a repair stand and not damage your bike in the process:

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Old 11-25-18, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
There you go.. the gift that keeps on giving for the CF bike owner.. a Calfee gift certificate!
Bingo, that's who i used,
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Old 11-25-18, 09:02 PM
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A pair of Sugoi Classic shorts.
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Old 11-25-18, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Le Mechanic View Post
If I were asking for a folding repair stand for X-mas, I'd probably ask for a Park or a Feedback stand. Those would be my top choices, but anything with a wide base and the ability to rotate the bike would work. I made this video about 3 weeks ago on not only what features to look for in a repair stand, but tips on how to get the most out of a repair stand and not damage your bike in the process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRGvwuEusKQ
Thanks for that! It was quite helpful.
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Old 11-26-18, 06:09 PM
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I bought mine, Santa is always a let down with that pesky lump of coal and the loved ones have no clue. Anyway I’ll be rolling a Tarmac with 8020 Ultegra.
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Old 11-26-18, 06:47 PM
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Hope four piston calipers for my gravel bike.

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Old 11-27-18, 07:20 AM
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A new chain for my trike. It has 12000 miles on it, and the chain tool says it is now time to change it. BTW I lube my chains with Mobil 1 oil.
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Old 11-27-18, 07:27 AM
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Elbow pads and a new helmet - and possibly a new bike, though I'm tempted to ask for a set of studded tires, fenders and winter riding gear instead. I went OTB in September and feel like my riding season ended prematurely. Now I'm healed up and feeling a bit confined and out of shape.
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Old 11-27-18, 07:37 AM
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Having the bikes out of the way of everything else would be helpful. I'd like to get one of the Versa motorized hanging 12-bike racks for the garage ceiling. I have the perfect open space in the rafters for it and getting the bikes off the wall they currently hang on would free me up to put windows high in that wall and then add an L-shaped workbench in the area, along with insulation and paneling and receptacles and lighting. However, even if I had the rack right now I'm those two projects away from having the shop as I want it, and those two projects would have to get in line behind all the rest of the non-bike projects.

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