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Old 08-02-10, 06:36 PM
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A nice shiny 11-23 cassette to replace the 11-28 that came with the bike for when I'm riding at home. Most of my rides have less than 50 ft total elevation gain!
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Old 08-02-10, 06:46 PM
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I got two of these. Very light, strong, and rather expensive.


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Old 08-02-10, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 08-02-10, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirk Calloway
pros/cons? i'm thinking about picking up a pair
PROS:
-Crazy stiff. It's like standing on a steel plate.
-Memory foam tongue feels great.
-Fit my feet without pain. They're the only shoes I've had(several different pairs of Shimano shoes, Bontrager RXL, Sidi Genius 5) that didn't hurt after an hour or two. They almost disappear. I think it's the monocoque design that makes the difference, I don't have to worry about my feet hanging over the edge of the sole.


CONS:
-Expensive.
-Heat molding takes some extra effort to get right. I wish I'd just started out with the heat gun instead of messing with the oven, it's much more effective.
-The stock insoles are almost nonexistent.
-It's pretty obvious that these are hand-made. The stitching is good, but the resin is considerably thicker in some spots than others. Heat molding evens it out a bit, though.


Overall, they felt great straight out of the box(even better after some TLC with a heat gun and an insole swap), and they seem like they'll wear well(the microfiber is really easy to clean, though it is really shiny). The only regret is I wish I'd been a little less conservative about the color - I've since seen the red ones, and they look fantastic.
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Old 08-02-10, 10:36 PM
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Needed a new lid after my crash. RIP Bell Volt...Thanks for saving my noggin'

Hello Mr. Giro...

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Originally Posted by Flatballer
That has to be the least comfortable pair of bibs I've ever seen...
Easily my favorite!!
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Old 08-02-10, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Imperturbable Ryuu Ichigo
great helmet....
Now I just need a bike.

Hopefully the Ionos in white/silver will be cooler (temperature). I really liked the Volt, but I was sporting the Black/Carbon colorway and it just felt like I was cooking my head at times, ie. direct intense sunlight. I was lucky to find this one in the right size/color...the pickings are getting slimmer with each passing day at this point.
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Old 08-03-10, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by rail157
PROS:
-Crazy stiff. It's like standing on a steel plate.
-Memory foam tongue feels great.
-Fit my feet without pain. They're the only shoes I've had(several different pairs of Shimano shoes, Bontrager RXL, Sidi Genius 5) that didn't hurt after an hour or two. They almost disappear. I think it's the monocoque design that makes the difference, I don't have to worry about my feet hanging over the edge of the sole.


CONS:
-Expensive.
-Heat molding takes some extra effort to get right. I wish I'd just started out with the heat gun instead of messing with the oven, it's much more effective.
-The stock insoles are almost nonexistent.
-It's pretty obvious that these are hand-made. The stitching is good, but the resin is considerably thicker in some spots than others. Heat molding evens it out a bit, though.


Overall, they felt great straight out of the box(even better after some TLC with a heat gun and an insole swap), and they seem like they'll wear well(the microfiber is really easy to clean, though it is really shiny). The only regret is I wish I'd been a little less conservative about the color - I've since seen the red ones, and they look fantastic.
thanks man
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Old 08-03-10, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by plpete
thats extra funny because before I got my CR1, I lost a bidding for a Gerolsteiner edition Tarmac
I love my Tarmac but it is too big for me (58cm). I fatigue too easily. Hoping to lose the fatigue and gain power with my new build.
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Old 08-03-10, 06:56 AM
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Oh yes. Co2 died on me for the last freaking time

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Old 08-03-10, 08:36 AM
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This:

woohoo! Should be on-dock 8-10.....hopefuly installed and road ready NLT 8-11....
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Originally Posted by sqharaway
Easily my favorite!!
You had a picture of just the pump at first, no pic of the bibs was showing.
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Old 08-03-10, 11:58 AM
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SE DC PK Ripper FG
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Old 08-03-10, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kandyredcoi
se dc pk ripper fg
l4p ftw!
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Old 08-03-10, 04:41 PM
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Proud to say I haven't bought anything bike-related in the last few months! Not even a tube.

And yet I'm still racing & riding. Gotta love it.
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Old 08-03-10, 04:53 PM
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Old 08-03-10, 05:04 PM
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Crank Brothers Power Pump... will give give my POS SKS mini pump to anyone who wants it.
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Old 08-03-10, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Vlad2010
l4p ftw!
yeayuhhh!!!
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Old 08-03-10, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by FreddyV
Finally...

+1 From Radio shack too!
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I've been wanting one for a while...I ordered from PBK on sunday night, I hope it's here by the end of the week
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Old 08-03-10, 10:16 PM
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I love my garmin but, I also haven't asked too much from it either. Be sure to update the firmware before doing anything else.

My small list of maintenance parts,

cassette - ultegra 12-23 (52/40 up front)
chain - Dura Ace 7800
bottom bracket - ceramic bearings

Next, cables, tires and tape.
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Old 08-03-10, 10:23 PM
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Registration for a nearby century at the end of the month.
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Old 08-04-10, 12:49 AM
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Shimano 600 Ultegra (tricolor) rear derailleur for $10!

The guy listed it as "Shimano Sora 600 rear derailleur"...=]

Also a 600EX 53/42 crank.
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