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Wylde06 10-13-10 07:52 PM

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...DL._SL500_.jpg

needed something to keep my feet warm...tried toe covers but they prevented me from clipping in all the way

black_box 10-13-10 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by slynkie (Post 11619070)
have you tried the sealskinz in the rain yet? been curious about those..

no, they just arrived last week and it's not cold enough to wear them. I may not even get them in the rain, i just wanted something to block the wind (they are clearly windproof) and keep my feet warm. Maybe I'll stick them in the sink...

ok, with cold water in the sink I stuck my hand in and submerged the base for a few minutes. No instant leaks, although wiggling my fingers at the end i saw a few small bubbles from the seam at the toe. This may just be trapped air in the stitching, or they may not be entirely watertight. That said, there were no bubbles unless i wiggled my fingers. I never felt water or chill of any kind and the paper towel i had in there showed no signs of being damp. Even while submerged, I did not feel the chill of the water (i have the chillblocker version). I would guess that with a waterproof tight or pant covering the tops of these, they would be fine in the rain. No idea on breathability.

plantrob 10-13-10 08:53 PM

New to road biking, after commuting a short distance on a Trek hybrid for years. So I was looking for an entry-level bike, considering the Specialized Allez Sport, but got side-tracked at the local Bicycle Flea Market event last week by a Raleigh Competition that was considerably marked down. Spent a bit more than I had planned to, but got a bike with part carbon frame and Ultegra components (not that I could necessarily tell the difference between Ultegra and one or two levels down, mind you). I have no prior experience to compare things against, but I'm enjoying my new blue bike :-)

slynkie 10-13-10 08:55 PM

lol, thanks for the sink test, that's pretty cool.

slynkie 10-13-10 08:55 PM

congrats! pic?

Sixty Fiver 10-13-10 11:25 PM

PB fenders for the winter bike... even though it does not look like winter yet.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...spdbridge1.JPG

dgasmd 10-14-10 06:19 AM

To replace the piece of chit D2 customs I wasted money on. Several refit later they never felt right. Still wore them for a year to "see if I just get used to them", and I never did. Despite babying them, one year later they are developing holes! The inner sole is the only positive thing about it. They mirror my feet extremely well, so my hope is I can still use them in the shoes below. Can't say I am crazy about the looks altogether, but it is better than the bozo the clown looks of the D2 for sure.

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/equip/6101-06_l.jpg

http://www.probikekit.com/_img_500x640/L6515.jpg

http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/castell...ss-10-zoom.jpg

To replace cables in my 11 speed stuff.

http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/campag-...bleset-med.jpg

kh6idf 10-14-10 08:58 PM

http://home.comcast.net/~kh6idf/seat.jpg

Replaces the stock Fizik Pave

http://www.performancebike.com/image...60-NCL-TOP.jpg

For the new carbon bike

notwist 10-14-10 09:12 PM

defeet slipstreams
new kit

swak 10-14-10 09:15 PM


Originally Posted by kh6idf (Post 11624892)

aha... haven't been on this site, but just bought this same wrench today...
one of my best purchases in a while.

frpax 10-14-10 10:32 PM

2 of these:

http://www.bike-servicecenter.at/fil...ti_GP4000S.jpg

frpax 10-14-10 10:36 PM

Got these last week:

http://www.performancebike.com/image...-RED-ANGLE.jpg


http://www.performancebike.com/image...-BLK-ANGLE.jpg

JonnyHK 10-15-10 12:39 AM

Cheapest purchase this week?
Second hand Ksyrium SL rear wheel to set up as my trainer wheel. HK$200 (about US$25). Bonus free old tyre to use as well. Perfectly ridable, so might be a good spare wheel for actually riding on!


Best purchase this week?
Custom insoles for my cycling shoes. New triathlon shop in town has the Sidas "Conform'able" system. Will report on how good they are after a few rides.

clx1 10-15-10 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by chado445510 (Post 11581230)
Very nice. Are those the 101s, or the training wheelset?

They are 303s, I have 101s for training

slynkie 10-16-10 12:39 PM

i got me a blue bag today (actually two)...
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_03cQq05j_aU/TL...0/P1020884.JPG

can you tell i'm waiting on two new wheelsets? :D

Crappymonkey 10-16-10 03:20 PM

PCS-9 repair stand
LOOK Keo Plus pedals
Time RXi shoes
Sugoi shorts
RaceFace jersey
4x tubes

v70cat 10-16-10 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 11620472)
To replace the piece of chit D2 customs I wasted money on. Several refit later they never felt right. Still wore them for a year to "see if I just get used to them", and I never did. Despite babying them, one year later they are developing holes! The inner sole is the only positive thing about it. They mirror my feet extremely well, so my hope is I can still use them in the shoes below. Can't say I am crazy about the looks altogether, but it is better than the bozo the clown looks of the D2 for sure.

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/equip/6101-06_l.jpg

http://www.probikekit.com/_img_500x640/L6515.jpg

http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/castell...ss-10-zoom.jpg

To replace cables in my 11 speed stuff.

http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/campag-...bleset-med.jpg

Just got S Works in Black and white to match my bike. All black would of looked better but they fit great.

dgasmd 10-16-10 04:21 PM

Nah, I'm partial to white shoes. The more white the better. If these turn out ok, I may get another pair in white with the black heel.

terribletiger 10-18-10 10:28 AM

getting either one but help me decide you guys!

http://www.rudyproject.com/writable/...ydon_black.jpg


or


http://www.rudyproject.com/writable/...hite_mlred.jpg

adriano 10-18-10 10:57 AM

theres a new bonktownesque site called the clymb. right now its invite only, and they have a bunch of castelli stuff over half off. full disclosure: i get ten bones when you make your first order!



https://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/AdrianoAdriano

http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287371076

$45 from $80

http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287370707

$80 from $185

http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287370811

$6 from $13

http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287371030

$15 from $30

http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287371060

$20 from $50

http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287370850

$9 from $20

http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287370594

$18 from $40


ill be getting some bibs and a base top for my first order! so:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287370594
http://s3.amazonaws.com/clymb/produc...jpg?1287371076
for me!

andrewluke 10-18-10 11:00 AM

http://www.excelsports.com/image/Ass...b%20Shorts.jpg

You all suck. Reading here convinced me that I should try these. Now my PI Elite bibs feel like I spent the ride on sandpaper by comparison. Knocked out my first century Saturday in the rain and I still felt super comfortable.

Grim 10-18-10 06:58 PM

Picked up an inexpensive Carbon Fork for my Cannondale project. Need a seat post and then clean up the parts off the Centurion and see what I have. Hopefully I can get some time in on it after work a few days this week in between getting firewood split and maybe get it on the road this weekend. I am starting to think I may end up with a bike about 21ish pounds...not bad for a 63cm frame. :D

$pecial 10-18-10 07:48 PM

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Well, i was about to go to my LBS to purchase a bike pump today (the yellow Joe Blow) but hopped on craiglist first just for fun to check out the local bike sales. Found a Trek 7000 multitrack, Specialized Helmet that's only a few months old, a U-lock and a Joe Blow Sprint. All for $75

The bike is not perfect, front rim doesn't match, fork and chainstay are a little scratched, but certainly worth it's share of the $75. I didn't decode the serial # yet, but i believe it's a 2005.

I'll go take some pictures and post them here.
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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=174392

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=174393

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=174394

Billy Bones 10-19-10 05:03 AM

. . .shorter stem for my FUJI Roubaix Pro. [Odd, it [and a little more seat post] reduced the pain that was developing behind the kneecap!]

Menel 10-19-10 05:21 AM


Originally Posted by Billy Bones (Post 11643903)
. . .shorter stem for my FUJI Roubaix Pro. [Odd, it [and a little more seat post] reduced the pain that was developing behind the kneecap!]

Nice! Sounds like a good buy.

I had to shorten the stem, and also later got a shortened reach bar for my Fuji Roubaix as well. I suspect my LBS fitted me to a frame that is too large, or maybe it is right to fit my leg length, *shrug*. Bars are still down, I'm quite flexible, can bend well, way down in aero comfortable and with elbows bent down as well tucked in can even still pedal with knees thumping against chest. Just have a short torso or back just doesn't like stretching that far forward.

Long rides have been WAY better since getting frame effectively shortened.


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