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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-10-21, 08:26 AM
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That was Pcadís Fred fee.
Now defunct.
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17 dollar part, shipping is 10 dollars. Expected delivery date unknown.
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Itís still a shame that personality is no longer with us. What a time we had.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Half a yay.
Even half a yay is good. We take them when we can get them.
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I can get a set of crabon bars that are otherwise the same as the current metal bars on my Domane for just a wee bit more than half price. Worthwhile upgrade? Would knock of 134 grams not to mention make my bike more crabonny.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I can get a set of crabon bars that are otherwise the same as the current metal bars on my Domane for just a wee bit more than half price. Worthwhile upgrade? Would knock of 134 grams not to mention make my bike more crabonny.

did they come from wish?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I can get a set of crabon bars that are otherwise the same as the current metal bars on my Domane for just a wee bit more than half price. Worthwhile upgrade? Would knock of 134 grams not to mention make my bike more crabonny.
There are worse things that you could do with the money.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
did they come from wish?
What is wish?

They are on Wheel and Sprocket's Ebay store. New and unused.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
What is wish?

They are on Wheel and Sprocket's Ebay store. New and unused.

prolly legit.
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Any deal is a good deal in todays bike market.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Well this is going to sound silly, but I canít tell if the play is the arm or pedal shaking. I noticed something felt different when riding this morning and it was only on the right side. Just checked again to be sure.
Pedals could have anywhere from 14000 to 30000 miles on them for all I know.
Make sure the pedals are TIGHT. When I had the FSA cranks on the Bianchi changed to new Centaur, I think they didn't tighten the NDS pedal enough. It stripped out the threads after a single ride. LBS used one of those kits to replace the thread in the crank, and didn't admit the error, but I didn't press them.
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Trigger pulled. 43% off retail. Seems like a good price.

Place is a Trek dealer in Wisconsin.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Trigger pulled. 43% off retail. Seems like a good price.

Place is a Trek dealer in Wisconsin.
Which did you get? I was rather fond of their VR-CF drops. If I could have found some aero handlebars at a decent price, I would have jumped at them. As it was, I got some more conventional, but quite light, VR-CF carbon bars for $60 on CL. Couldn't pass that up.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Which did you get? I was rather fond of their VR-CF drops. If I could have found some aero handlebars at a decent price, I would have jumped at them. As it was, I got some more conventional, but quite light, VR-CF carbon bars for $60 on CL. Couldn't pass that up.
They are the XXX VR-C, 42cm: Bontrager XXX VR-C Road Handlebar | Trek Bikes

I like the bars on my bike, and the new are exactly the same geometry, so not changing the fit is attractive.

At one time, I was considering the aero bar they make: Bontrager XXX Aero Handlebar | Trek Bikes. But, talking to the guy at the shop about all that would need to be done to replace cables and hoses, labor, etc., it was coming to close to $600 for that change. That was a bit more than I wanted to spend on something like that. Maybe if and when I ever become an "elite" rider.

This change I can do myself for less than $250 when I add in the tape. According to the Trek site, I'll be going from 310 grams to 176 grams.
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Today is my day off, but it's raining on and off and is supposed to continue to do so all day. I still might try and squeeze out for a quickie if it looks like I can find a window of an hour or so without rain.

Side note: got the oil changed in the VW today, so I guess this was a good day for it, in that regard.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
They are the XXX VR-C, 42cm: Bontrager XXX VR-C Road Handlebar | Trek Bikes

I like the bars on my bike, and the new are exactly the same geometry, so not changing the fit is attractive.

At one time, I was considering the aero bar they make: Bontrager XXX Aero Handlebar | Trek Bikes. But, talking to the guy at the shop about all that would need to be done to replace cables and hoses, labor, etc., it was coming to close to $600 for that change. That was a bit more than I wanted to spend on something like that. Maybe if and when I ever become an "elite" rider.

This change I can do myself for less than $250 when I add in the tape. According to the Trek site, I'll be going from 310 grams to 176 grams.
Yup, should be an easy swap. They will feel just a little different, too - I like carbon bars.

Yeah, internal routing is a pain in the ass, but it's not something that has to be done too often and it looks killer; I wouldn't pay a $600 for that, either, but it's worth $200, a couple beers and a couple hours of sporadic swearing.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Any deal is a good deal in todays bike market.
Sometimes, availability is enough.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yup, should be an easy swap. They will feel just a little different, too - I like carbon bars.

Yeah, internal routing is a pain in the ass, but it's not something that has to be done too often and it looks killer; I wouldn't pay a $600 for that, either, but it's worth $200, a couple beers and a couple hours of sporadic swearing.
I like the internal routing a lot. Probably the one thing that put me off on it was that I was talking to the guy about making the switch at the time I was getting my wheel fixed and a new fork installed. When you added the aero bars and labor onto the other, it was getting over $1k. That would be hard to justify to the wife. She's usually pretty accommodating, until she's not.

I have the tools to do most basic maintenance, but don't have the equipment to do the cables and hydro lines. Beer and swearing are readily available.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Today is my day off, but it's raining on and off and is supposed to continue to do so all day. I still might try and squeeze out for a quickie if it looks like I can find a window of an hour or so without rain.

Side note: got the oil changed in the VW today, so I guess this was a good day for it, in that regard.
My day off too. Had a fantastic ride with sun and start temp 45 end temp 55. A taste of spring!
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what kind grease do you ladies and gents use on your seatpost?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I like the internal routing a lot. Probably the one thing that put me off on it was that I was talking to the guy about making the switch at the time I was getting my wheel fixed and a new fork installed. When you added the aero bars and labor onto the other, it was getting over $1k. That would be hard to justify to the wife. She's usually pretty accommodating, until she's not.

I have the tools to do most basic maintenance, but don't have the equipment to do the cables and hydro lines. Beer and swearing are readily available.
For the cables, you really don't need much by way of special stuff - just a good pair of wire cutters or a rotary tool with a cut-off disc. Fishing them through the frame can be done with nothing more than some dental floss, a tiny washer and a magnet.

The hydro really isn't too tough, either: a bleed kit (inexpensive and readily available) and something to cut the lines cleanly without crimping them too much.

After you've got the above, you only need a little common sense and the willingness to deal with some minor frustration.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what kind grease do you ladies and gents use on your seatpost?
For the Cervelo, use carbon assembly grease/paste with grit in it.

For the Ritchey, I'll defer to the others, but I think that whatever grease you've got on hand will be fine - Phil's, Finish Line, Park, whatever.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
For the Cervelo, use carbon assembly grease/paste with grit in it.

For the Ritchey, I'll defer to the others, but I think that whatever grease you've got on hand will be fine - Phil's, Finish Line, Park, whatever.

Referencing the ritchey, currently all I have is a tub of this penzoil bearing grease. Didnít know if it would hurt to use it, I have keep the connections on the frame lubed to prevent rust. If the grease I have isnít recommended then Iíll go get some.
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I like the White Lightning Crystal grease. It's clear, doesn't stain, and really holds up well.
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