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klages 06-14-10 12:34 AM

http://images.nitrosell.com/product_...5/CLHE0582.jpg

specialized echelon in black. night and day difference compared to a giro indicator. should have picked this up a year ago.

deepakvrao 06-14-10 02:21 AM


Originally Posted by klages (Post 10958445)
http://images.nitrosell.com/product_...5/CLHE0582.jpg

specialized echelon in black. night and day difference compared to a giro indicator. should have picked this up a year ago.

I'm also switching from the Indicator to the Echelon and my first impressions are that it 'looks' big and feels noticeably heavier on the head. Hope I get used to it as the comfort [other than the weight] is amazing.

WhyFi 06-14-10 08:30 AM

Bought my first pair of clipless shoes and pedals - I'll be a big boy now.
http://img.artscyclery.com/site/fp/tile3-mt.jpg
Combo promo was pretty good, for a n00b dipping toes in to the clipless waters. They have a road shoe/pedal promo too, but I've got a little too much walking at both ends of my commute, so I went with the SPDs.

lung 06-14-10 08:31 AM

a bike shop.

X-LinkedRider 06-14-10 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by lung (Post 10959509)
a bike shop.

Awesome! Congrats....

deepakvrao 06-14-10 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by lung (Post 10959509)
a bike shop.

Post of the year :)

Rocket-Sauce 06-14-10 09:05 AM

Clearance rack scores:
http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/...6709-019_l.jpg

+

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/...6437-011_l.jpg

WhyFi 06-14-10 11:51 AM

Bring on the flats (no, not really, but I'm as ready as I'll ever be, I guess...)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...8L._AA300_.jpg

daraja 06-14-10 12:00 PM

I just made my first cycle-related purchase, ever--a pair of half gloves.
I'm looking for some attire, but I'm not sure where to start. Bike shops are a bit expensive for me.

rumrunn6 06-14-10 12:02 PM

pro tuneup work for the winter commuter: freewheel; shift cable and 2 wheel truing

mebert72 06-14-10 12:19 PM

I just ordered a Motobecane Le Champion Ti (compact gearing) for a b-day gift to myself. It should be arriving early this week ;-). Until this, I have been riding a 2000 GT ZR3000 but I'm tired of getting beat up on long rides from the extremely stiff frame.

X-LinkedRider 06-14-10 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by daraja (Post 10960747)
I just made my first cycle-related purchase, ever--a pair of half gloves.
I'm looking for some attire, but I'm not sure where to start. Bike shops are a bit expensive for me.

Lol... start with a bike. Then stuff you need for it. Easily the most logical approach. ;)

Bike shops end up costing about the same if you find the right stuff at the right time. Plus it is a valuable resource as to what you may or may not need and what will and will not work with specific bikes.

Yaniel 06-14-10 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 10960695)
Bring on the flats (no, not really, but I'm as ready as I'll ever be, I guess...)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...8L._AA300_.jpg

is that the pressure drive? small or medium?

WhyFi 06-14-10 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Yaniel (Post 10961269)
is that the pressure drive? small or medium?

Yeah, pressure drive, medium. Seems spiffy, hope I don't have to use it for a couple thousand miles.

Yaniel 06-14-10 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 10961282)
Yeah, pressure drive, medium. Seems spiffy, hope I don't have to use it for a couple thousand miles.

nice. i've been looking at them and i'm really interested in the small but i'm worried about getting 100 psi out of it, being so small.

umd 06-14-10 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 10961282)
Yeah, pressure drive, medium. Seems spiffy, hope I don't have to use it for a couple thousand miles.


Originally Posted by Yaniel (Post 10961293)
nice. i've been looking at them and i'm really interested in the small but i'm worried about getting 100 psi out of it, being so small.

Road drive is better for high pressure skinny tires. I have a medium and can quickly and easily get up to about 80, which is where I call it "good enough". Just to test it I was able to get it up to 100 without too much trouble but I don't really care enough to spend the extra time when I just want to get going again. I'm fairly light, so I usually only run around 90 anyway.

WhyFi 06-14-10 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by Yaniel (Post 10961293)
nice. i've been looking at them and i'm really interested in the small but i'm worried about getting 100 psi out of it, being so small.

They didn't have the small, but I think that I would have gotten the medium, anyway - it's not big at all, and the small wouldn't fit in my seatpost bag, so no real advantage - it would still have to be strapped to the frame.

WhyFi 06-14-10 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by umd (Post 10961323)
Road drive is better for high pressure skinny tires. I have a medium and can quickly and easily get up to about 80, which is where I call it "good enough". Just to test it I was able to get it up to 100 without too much trouble but I don't really care enough to spend the extra time when I just want to get going again. I'm fairly light, so I usually only run around 90 anyway.

Yeah, probably would have picked up the Road Drive if they had it, but they didn't, and immediate gratification won.

Jakedatc 06-14-10 02:39 PM

KMC X10 chain
Jagwire shifter housing and cables
PBK brake cables

Yaniel 06-14-10 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 10961372)
They didn't have the small, but I think that I would have gotten the medium, anyway - it's not big at all, and the small wouldn't fit in my seatpost bag, so no real advantage - it would still have to be strapped to the frame.

i want the small because it seems like the easiest to just stick in a jersey pocket. i have a road morph right now but anywhere i mount it on my frame it'll either hit a crank arm or take up a water bottle slot. the road drive seems like the best, but i'm still after the compact size of the small pressure drive. how would a medium do in a jersey pocket?

Herbie53 06-14-10 05:37 PM

TT bike saddle

http://www.trybikestore.co.uk/images/adamo_racing.jpg

WhyFi 06-14-10 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by Yaniel (Post 10961715)
i want the small because it seems like the easiest to just stick in a jersey pocket. i have a road morph right now but anywhere i mount it on my frame it'll either hit a crank arm or take up a water bottle slot. the road drive seems like the best, but i'm still after the compact size of the small pressure drive. how would a medium do in a jersey pocket?

My initial thought on putting it in a jersey pocket: man, I wouldn't want to fall on it - that might hurt. I guess that falling usually hurts, but it's not something I've experienced in a decade... in any event, it's 9" long, but if it fits, I think that it would be fine - it's light (lighter than an iPhone, for reference) to the point that I wouldn't worry about the mass of it bouncing around (or out). FYI, I don't think that any of the Lezyne pumps take up a bottle slot when mounted.

umd 06-14-10 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 10962489)
My initial thought on putting it in a jersey pocket: man, I wouldn't want to fall on it - that might hurt. I guess that falling usually hurts, but it's not something I've experienced in a decade... in any event, it's 9" long, but if it fits, I think that it would be fine - it's light (lighter than an iPhone, for reference) to the point that I wouldn't worry about the mass of it bouncing around (or out). FYI, I don't think that any of the Lezyne pumps take up a bottle slot when mounted.

I fit my medium road drive in my pocket, but I usually have it mounted on the frame. The mount goes between the frame and the bottle cage.

Yaniel 06-14-10 05:49 PM

alright then, i guess I'll start looking at the medium road drive.

gnome 06-14-10 05:59 PM

A Park chain cleaning kit and a Park chain wear tool.


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