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WHAT NEXT ??? What is your next item to buy for your bike?

Old 11-01-10, 08:18 PM
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WHAT NEXT ??? What is your next item to buy for your bike?

I've about run out of gizmos, tires and do-dads to buy for my bike. Other than a decent GPS to mount on my stem, I really can't think of much more to buy for my bike.

So I'm thinking you must have had the same dilemma as well. What is your next goal - your next acquisition you're lusting after for your two-wheeled buddy?
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Old 11-01-10, 08:30 PM
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I'm redoing a Raleigh Twenty folder so the next items are new seatpost and spring saddle. Very basic. Nothing fancy.

However, I'm really trying to hold off and ride it awhile before I buy the seatpost since it is not a standard one.
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Old 11-01-10, 08:44 PM
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Run out of gizmos? Impossible. There's always new ones coming out...and they get increasingly expensive so it takes longer to get them.

Have you tried a Rohloff with Avid brakes and the latest carbon soda-dispensers
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Old 11-01-10, 08:45 PM
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Nothing. I'm done. That is unless I can sell my spare set of wheels. Then I'll get another set of handbuilts....
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Whelp I've already switched to clipless, so the next step will either be linear-pull brake compatible cross levers or a nicer saddle.
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Old 11-01-10, 09:39 PM
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Nothing. I'm done. That is unless I can sell my spare set of wheels. Then I'll get another set of handbuilts....
Me, too. I have two bikes that are perfect for my purposes (Rivendell's Atlantis and Rambouillet), and they're set up exactly the way I want them. I'm in my 60s, and the only bike stuff i envision buying are normal replacement items, tires and tubes and stuff that wears out.
Though I WOULD sort of like to have a recumbent....
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Old 11-01-10, 09:40 PM
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Stainless steel fenders for my hybrid.
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Azonic Outlaw wheels and a new Easton h-bar. Sun rims are a b++ch to mount wire-bead tires onto, and I need the new bar for the slick little white carbon bar ends I picked up last spring. (Don't care what anyone thinks about risers and bar ends, it's my bike, dammit -- look the other way, then!)
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Old 11-02-10, 03:51 AM
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For my Stumpy - get the fork Push'd and a custom RP23 to replace the mediocre Triad shock.

For the recently bought Niner frame - a whole mess of parts!
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Originally Posted by xizangstan View Post
I've about run out of gizmos, tires and do-dads to buy for my bike. Other than a decent GPS to mount on my stem, I really can't think of much more to buy for my bike.

So I'm thinking you must have had the same dilemma as well. What is your next goal - your next acquisition you're lusting after for your two-wheeled buddy?

Titanium rack eyelets
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Old 11-02-10, 08:07 AM
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I can always use more. Garmin Edge, carbon aero wheels and new exogrid frame. But I'm totally fine as is.
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Old 11-02-10, 08:20 AM
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what's the meaning?
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Speedometer. I've been without a speedometer for a number of years, ever since the battery died and I couldn't find a new battery that would fit.
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other than periodic replacements for parts that wear out, my titanium road bike is done. it's already completely overkill for something that i mainly use just to get me to work and back.

for my "hybridized" mountain bike, i have been toying with the idea of taking off the flat bar and putting on some bullhorns. i've noticed that as i've become more comfortable with a more down riding position from my road bike that i'm now almost always riding my mountian bike with my hands out on the tips of the bar ends to get more aero, but that means that my hands are not at the controls, which can be dangerous. that change would also mean ditching the grip shifts (which i'm not a huge fan of anyway), and getting some brifters. that change would also likely mean upgrading my cassette and chain to an 8 speed or better from the current 7 speed, and new derailleurs as well. because the change cascades into making other upgrades i've been procrastinating on pulling the trigger.

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Old 11-02-10, 09:49 PM
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this is what you should buy next.

https://www.ahearnecycles.com/pages/flaskholster.html
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Old 11-03-10, 10:27 AM
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Fenders from this site.


https://www.woodysfenders.com/store/



I just don't know which ones yet...
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So I'm thinking you must have had the same dilemma as well. What is your next goal - your next acquisition you're lusting after for your two-wheeled buddy?
Thanks for the reminder. I do need to get another patch kit. Mine is down to two patches.
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fenders
rear rack
computer
clipless pedals

not necessarily in that order
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Old 11-03-10, 12:17 PM
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After knee surgery, either going to get a set of Dura Ace wheels (1386 grams):


Or build a set myself a set using the following (about 1500 grams):
~Velocity A23 rims
~Sapim CXray Spokes
~Dura Ace 7900 hubs
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I'm thinking about sending the P14 to Waterford for a repaint.
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I'm planning to re-do the drive train for my Rans Enduro Sport.

New crankset, new 9-speed cassette and new chain. Then, since I'll need new shifters to go with the 9-speed cassette, I'm going to use barcons and Paul's thumbies which will allow me to lower the handlebar about an inch. That will allow me to use a different handlebar riser so that I can take the old one and dremel off the cable stops and repaint it so that I can flip it and sweeten the cable routing on my Screamer (recumbent) tandem. Got all that?

So what was your question again? I can't understand why anybody couldn't think of something new to do to their bike. You're just not trying hard enough.
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Bigger, better, brighter lights. After a silly cow nearly pulled out in front of me at the roundabout on the way home.
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I am wanting a Inoled 10 light head, it is a LED head light that will run off a dynamo. I would like to have it as a back-up light for my Magicshine.
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Inclinometer, I swear that everywhere that I ride is uphill.
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