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dayday82 05-24-11 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by iiimik3 (Post 12641325)
http://www.carbonconnectionusa.com/m...wht_34_6_2.jpg

retired my other helmet, so picked one of these up on ebay. Should be here tuesday. Can't wait till it gets here so i can ride again!

I just picked up one of these as well, but in white and silver. A big upgrade from my cheap Bell helmet. It fits perfectly and love that it is much lighter and has a smaller profile.

zitter 05-27-11 04:47 PM

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

MikeyBoyAz 05-27-11 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by dayday82 (Post 12685959)
I just picked up one of these as well, but in white and silver. A big upgrade from my cheap Bell helmet. It fits perfectly and love that it is much lighter and has a smaller profile.

picked up the IONOS, but bronze checkers w/black edging... never seen one like and it took my heart:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B...88/Capture.PNG

yeah and the shoes too, and a Garmin Edge 500 + cadence/speed

caloso 05-27-11 05:11 PM

Thanks for reminding me.

http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Spec...3581?$Display$

Replacement pads.

John00 05-27-11 11:56 PM

A new rear wheel, found cracks in the rim of old one. Got over 16,000 miles out of the last one.

http://handspunwheels.com/images/wheels/lg/WE7205.jpg

JimF22003 05-28-11 12:11 AM

Low to high. I'm tapped out:

http://www.performancebike.com/image...-NCL-FRONT.jpg

http://www.racycles.com/store/images..._101_Front.jpg

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/img/p...s/ssbbfrbt.jpg

rekmeyata 05-28-11 10:29 PM

I bought a 86? Nishiki Olympic for $150 today, I posted all the info over at the vintage site to see if anyone can give me more info about it.

asharx 05-28-11 11:07 PM

I picked up a Lezyne pen gauge for my road drive pump.

gbiker 05-28-11 11:12 PM

Just got a Black Diamond Storm headlamp.

rekmeyata 05-28-11 11:23 PM


Originally Posted by asharx (Post 12708731)
I picked up a Lezyne pen gauge for my road drive pump.

That's a really nifty gauge, I kind of wish they would just make the pump with that gauge instead of it being optional. SKS made a little pump called the Puro that had a similar gauge but built into the pumps internal shaft (no hose), that was very cool but the pump sucked badly. Not sure why SKS never incorporated that idea into their other pumps that worked far better.

LesterOfPuppets 05-28-11 11:29 PM

Hit the Performance for a Pair of Forte Strada 700c x 25. Only $9.00 apiece so I couldn't say no. Seems as nice as $13-20 tires I've gotten before (Zaffiros and Dynamics) Hard to tell at this point since I've only got one on the rear. I'll load up a spare front rim I have with the other one and take it out tomorrow. So much easier for me to gauge quality from a front. Seems like it's a hair smaller than Michelin Dynamic 25s.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2330/...2ea073cd_b.jpg

Might as well add a pic of one mounted.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/...d404d47a_b.jpg

littlebeetle 05-29-11 12:17 AM

Got myself a new Cateye Rear Light

http://bicyclestation.com/images/lib..._130r_08_m.jpg

yzeater 05-29-11 06:06 AM

http://alexbicycles.com/images/libra...l_bag_07_m.jpg

Grim 05-29-11 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 12708787)
Hit the Performance for a Pair of Forte Strada 700c x 25. Only $9.00 apiece so I couldn't say no. Seems as nice as $13-20 tires I've gotten before (Zaffiros and Dynamics) Hard to tell at this point since I've only got one on the rear. I'll load up a spare front rim I have with the other one and take it out tomorrow. So much easier for me to gauge quality from a front. Seems like it's a hair smaller than Michelin Dynamic 25s.



Might as well add a pic of one mounted.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/...d404d47a_b.jpg

Not horrible tires and they will get you there if thats what your budget is allowing.

They use pretty low grade rubber and you will start to see cracks in them after about a year if the do the same as the Gothams and and Metro's I have run. I know the Gotham's are being spec made by Pannaracer. Says so if you look on the side wall. They are Pannaracer Crosstown molds being used but significantly heavier for some reason. The Forte lists at 700g for 700x35 where the Crosstown is listing 600g. Leads me to believe they run a lower grade carcass as well.

http://www.rei.com/product/764323/pa...re-700-x-32-35
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...8_20000_400237
I suspect Pannaracer is spec manufacturing the whole Forte line. Look at the sidewalls real close and see if you can read anything molded into the rubber.

RonH 05-29-11 08:23 AM

Still making adjustments to get the Specialized as comfortable as my Litespeed. I didn't like the flat top handlebar that came on the Spec so ordered this handlebar -- 2009 Easton EA50. A lot more comfortable and the price was right -- $15. :thumb:

http://images.jensonusa.com/large/hb/hb275b00.jpg

bjorke 05-30-11 08:29 AM

This is the thread that will never end because the purchases keep on coming.... :)

Yesterday I bought a tire gauge, and a jersey to match my fairly-new Rapha biretta. Two days before that it was front and back tires for the MTB (previous ones are literally worn smooth!). This afternoon I'll be out looking for a new bike stand, new brake pads for the MTB, & hoping for a Memorial Day Sale price...

McStuff 05-30-11 04:10 PM

New bike :D
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f6...f/_MG_3102.jpg

metalheart44 05-30-11 04:50 PM

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robbie_vlad 05-30-11 04:57 PM

Got my first bib shorts (Cannondale Snare Bib Shorts). $129.99, got 'em when they were on sale for ~$45 :D.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._#ReviewHeader

Also, got a red Conti GP4000 for my rear wheel, a small saddle-bag, a new jersey, a hardwood multi tool, a new computer, and a spare tube. Less than $200 spent on the lot (including bib), so not bad IMO.

itchyfinger 05-31-11 07:24 AM

Finally broke down and picked up a GPS watch. Couldn't pay the 300+ for a Garmin so I went with the Timex for 180 with a HR strap. Should be waiting for me when I get home today.
http://www.amazon.com/Timex-Global-T...6848098&sr=8-2

Adrianinkc 05-31-11 07:29 AM

Got some new rubber. Let's see what all the fuss is about.


http://www.conti-online.com/generato...y=original.jpg

zrossiter 05-31-11 08:28 AM

http://gpseasynavigation.com/library/2GarminEdge305.gif

bought it on a whim as it was cheap on ebay, and with cadence and HR...cant wait

Gharp23 05-31-11 10:47 AM

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Jeepnut22 05-31-11 12:11 PM

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M_Wales 05-31-11 04:47 PM

Ultegra 6700 11-23

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...2/IMG_8292.jpg


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