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What’s on your Christmas wish list?

Old 11-24-20, 10:10 PM
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What’s on your Christmas wish list?

Not that I need any more ideas on what to spend money on, but what’s on your wish list? (Or what’s the next bike or bike related purchase you are planning on?)

For me, it’s a Di2 upgrade (although it may be a bit overkill for my 105-level Domane SL 5)

AFA a bike goes, I’m pretty happy with the Domane, but if I ever get to “race weight” I’d like a Bianchi Oltre XR3 or an R5... maybe a Madone if I won the lottery
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Old 11-25-20, 04:36 AM
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carbon wheels
new cassette
new rotors
new tires
new chain
torque wrench
bibs
wind breaker
heart rate monitor
new light
bottle cage
bottles
chain wax
pedals
shoes
booties
arm warmers

ritchey breakaway


edit: power meter

I can go on

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Old 11-25-20, 06:02 AM
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Just got a new bike with Di2, so...

1) Nicer wheels (not necessary, just a want)
2) New bibs / jerseys
3) New rack for car
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I forget, what do you have now?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I forget, what do you have now?

who?
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Old 11-25-20, 06:48 AM
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heart rate monitor.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
carbon wheels
new cassette
new rotors
new tires
new chain
torque wrench
bibs
wind breaker
heart rate monitor
new light
bottle cage
bottles
chain wax
pedals
shoes
booties
arm warmers

ritchey breakaway


I can go on
You forgot "power meter."
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You forgot "power meter."

fixed.
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Originally Posted by Metallifan33 View Post
Not that I need any more ideas on what to spend money on, but what’s on your wish list? (Or what’s the next bike or bike related purchase you are planning on?)

For me, it’s a Di2 upgrade (although it may be a bit overkill for my 105-level Domane SL 5)

AFA a bike goes, I’m pretty happy with the Domane, but if I ever get to “race weight” I’d like a Bianchi Oltre XR3 or an R5... maybe a Madone if I won the lottery
new helmet. Current Cannondale-branded one is ~6 years old. Thinking of a Giro Helios
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
who?
OP - trying to figure out what bits he's upgraded.
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OP - trying to figure out what bits he's upgraded.

Power meter, I believe is it.
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Old 11-25-20, 11:57 AM
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New winter jacket suitable for bike riding.

In a "normal" year, I'd be done riding for the season by now. This year though with all the extra free time I have, I intend to ride longer into the winter.
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Old 11-25-20, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
carbon wheels
new cassette
new rotors
new tires
new chain
torque wrench
bibs
wind breaker
heart rate monitor
new light
bottle cage
bottles
chain wax
pedals
shoes
booties
arm warmers

ritchey breakaway


edit: power meter

I can go on
Move that Ritchey to the top of the list. They are fantastic bikes, and as a bonus you can put them in a case and fly with them. I bought both of mine as frames off of eBay. As an additional bottom feeder move, I move the wheels from the Lynskey over to the Ritchey when I want to ride it. The solo was $400 if my memory is correct, (lets not talk about the tandem but it was worth every cent spent), Keep an eye out and you might score one on the cheap.

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A 34' or 37' Pacific Seacraft will make a nice present, but I doubt anyone gives me one. A power meter might be nice.

Other wise some cycling clothing for the colder temps we'll have here in late December through early February. I've never cycled much through the winter, but I'm going to make an effort to do so this season.
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Just so happens I ran into Santa at the Trek store this past Saturday. She just insisted on getting me a carbon wheelset for Christmas while the shop had them on sale.



That and the bill for the rest of the holiday shopping will be about all I get. Maybe a kiss under the Mistletoe also if I'm a good boy.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I forget, what do you have now?
105 with Rotor ALDHU cranks (for the P2M NG power meter).
Nothing else upgraded.
I'd love to the wheels like Mojo31 , but I think I would get more "use" out of Di2, but again, I'm not sure if putting Ultegra Di2 on a 105 bike is something worth doing.



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Just so happens I ran into Santa at the Trek store this past Saturday. She just insisted on getting me a carbon wheelset for Christmas while the shop had them on sale.



That and the bill for the rest of the holiday shopping will be about all I get. Maybe a kiss under the Mistletoe also if I'm a good boy.
Oh man... that is a sexy bike
What wheels are those and (if you don't mind) what did you spend on them?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
fixed.
Yes, you do need a powermeter, specifically a pair of dual-sided Assiomas, used only twice indoors, from a person who has a 70% FedEx airline discount
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Originally Posted by Metallifan33 View Post
Oh man... that is a sexy bike
What wheels are those and (if you don't mind) what did you spend on them?

Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37 TLR Disc Road Wheel | Trek Bikes

We bought some other stuff in the same visit, some was discounted 10% and other stuff was discounted 20%. The wheels were reduced by 10%, but if you factor in the other discounts that would not have been given but for purchasing the wheels, the markdown was a little more. The shop also did the cassette, tire, and rotor changes from the original wheels at no charge while I waited.

Lol, just noticed that yours is the same. Original glance made me think you just quoted mine! Good taste, my friend!
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Originally Posted by Metallifan33 View Post
...I think I would get more "use" out of Di2, but again, I'm not sure if putting Ultegra Di2 on a 105 bike is something worth doing.
All of the SL frames are the same regardless of the groupset that was on it when purchased; there's nothing wrong with putting Di2 on that frame if that's what you want to do. You might end up spending a little more than if you would have jumped straight to the SL7 trim (factoring in the wheels, cockpit, etc), but do the math and see where it lands. Keep in mind that you can sell the 105 group to recoup some of the Di2 conversion or you can keep it for a future build.
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Move that Ritchey to the top of the list. They are fantastic bikes, and as a bonus you can put them in a case and fly with them. I bought both of mine as frames off of eBay. As an additional bottom feeder move, I move the wheels from the Lynskey over to the Ritchey when I want to ride it. The solo was $400 if my memory is correct, (lets not talk about the tandem but it was worth every cent spent), Keep an eye out and you might score one on the cheap.

Ritchey is at the top of my personal list. Wife bought me the carbon wheels for christmas. hoping to get the Ritchey in the spring, or something similiar. I would be down for a raleigh grand prix if I can find one in my size.
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Yes, you do need a powermeter, specifically a pair of dual-sided Assiomas, used only twice indoors, from a person who has a 70% FedEx airline discount
I’m picking up what you are putting down.


Better yet I’ll just non rev to phx.
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I will not have it in my possession by Christmas, but I purchased a custom BAUM Corretto with all the bells and whistles, including SRAM Red AXS, Enve 5.6 wheels and Cane Creek ee brakes. I consider it my dream bike.
Now, about my wish list: world peace, a sudden end to this pandemic, global cooperation to allow us to reverse climate change, negative global human reproduction rate and every human immediately becoming vegan to end animal suffering due to human consumption
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