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Adrianinkc 08-03-11 06:00 AM

http://www.eastoncycling.com/media/c..._set_6_1_1.jpg

http://www.realcyclist.com/images/it...CST0366/BK.jpg

http://www.nytro.com/prodimages/5504-DEFAULT-M.jpg
So ugly yet so comfortable.

http://app.infopia.com/img/image/fp/vpid/7958513

http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/Trek...0,0&iccEmbed=0

mrz80 08-03-11 09:33 AM

Swung by the Performance shop in Hotlanta yesterday. Took back some shorts that didn't fit my kids and a stem that was too long. Picked up a new Giro helmet for the 14yo, 2 pr of shorts that should fit the girls, toe clips and straps for the 17yo's new road bike, 'til we get proper shoes and pedals for her. Got myself some new Pearl Izumi gloves, and four boxes of Powerbars (they were on sale for $9/dozen -that's just .75 each, cheaper than Publix). Tried unsuccessfully to talk the wife onto a Fuji road bike (they had several real-short-frame women's models in stock). Maybe next time. :)

nathan.johnson 08-03-11 10:05 AM

3 flats in 2 days means 3 new tubes in 2 days. Not too happy about needing those purchases.

nhluhr 08-03-11 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by nathan.johnson (Post 13028122)
3 flats in 2 days means 3 new tubes in 2 days. Not too happy about needing those purchases.

Just a guess but you probably have some issue (worn tires, something stuck in the casing, bad rimstrip, etc) causing your flats. Also, invest in a vulcanizing style patch kit to reduce the number of tubes you have to buy.

nathan.johnson 08-03-11 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by nhluhr (Post 13028134)
Just a guess but you probably have some issue (worn tires, something stuck in the casing, bad rimstrip, etc) causing your flats. Also, invest in a vulcanizing style patch kit to reduce the number of tubes you have to buy.

After the second yesterday, I had a couple guys at the lbs look at it. I thought it looked okay, and they said it looked fine too. I was expecting them to try and sell me a new tire or something. This one (front) has a little over 1800 miles on it, so it should still be okay. We've gotten a lot of rain lately which pushes all the glass and thorns and crap into the bike lanes. But I'm thinking of trying new tires anyway.

I have a patch kit, but haven't used it. This is only my 4th flat in the last 2 months so it hasn't been that big of a deal until very recently. But I might try it and see how it works... since I have a few useless tubes lying around.

NRZ 08-03-11 11:35 AM

Fizik Arione from the Competitive Cyclist sale. First ride was 30 miles last night, liking it so far. Couldn't pass up $57 bucks even though it is plain black.

MikeyBoyAz 08-03-11 01:43 PM

park tool PRS-25

love it.

campylover 08-03-11 01:54 PM

Lake CX236C shoes. Something that finally fits my feet!
http://www.lakecycling.com/Portals/0...236_WH_mid.jpg

zitter 08-03-11 03:51 PM

White Industries hubset, H2 front, H3 rear
Velocity A23 rims
Sapim Race double butted spokes with brass nipples

build is going to be 24 front, 28 rear, radial front, 2x drive side and radial nondrive side rear

Brimstone_ 08-03-11 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz (Post 13029414)
park tool PRS-25

love it.

/jealous

tmn23z 08-04-11 12:11 AM

1 Attachment(s)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=213375

Specialized Tarmac expert
Specialized Propero Helmet
Ultegra pedal

siran 08-04-11 11:47 AM

Finally, some new, comfortable shoes:
http://i.imgur.com/TPZwY.jpg

Some well deserved carbon pedals to replace my beat-to-hell R540's:
http://i.imgur.com/CDZEE.jpg

And some USB rechargeable lights because I'm tired of dealing with batteries:
http://i.imgur.com/6CZ07.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/cK7fK.jpg

Anonymoose 08-04-11 12:13 PM

http://www.neuvationcycling.com/medi...oWheel_500.jpg

From the deal of the day yesterday.

LowCel 08-04-11 06:38 PM

Just a few basic necessities.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/IMG_1269.jpg

ARPRINCE 08-04-11 07:02 PM

Got it today - AWESOME!!!!

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2355/dpp2356800x534.jpg
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5...358640x427.jpg



Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 12989516)
Custom Oakley Jawbone - takes at least 2 weeks. Can't wait to receive it! :)

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7268/customoak.png


Adrianinkc 08-04-11 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 13036356)

Have you used that SRAM tape before ? How do you like it ?

LowCel 08-04-11 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by Adrianinkc (Post 13036473)
Have you used that SRAM tape before ? How do you like it ?

I've been using it for about six months and I am very happy with it. Actually, it is my favorite tape right now. It's easy to install, feels great, and they actually include enough that you don't have to stretch the hell out of it to cover your bars.

Adrianinkc 08-04-11 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 13036507)
I've been using it for about six months and I am very happy with it. Actually, it is my favorite tape right now. It's easy to install, feels great, and they actually include enough that you don't have to stretch the hell out of it to cover your bars.

Awesome thanks.

Nycteris 08-04-11 10:51 PM

http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Spec...6408?$Display$
http://www.performancebike.com/image...-NCL-ANGLE.jpg
Spending the rest of my summer break learning to clip in/out.

alive2 08-04-11 11:23 PM

two weeks ago I purchaced an easton carbon seat post. Today I just recieved a easton monkey light carbon 90 handle bar (20mm low rise) in the mail to go with the seat post. put these on my mountain bike. I have 1.25 fat boy slicks on it and use it for road riding. its a bit lighter now.

Mansram01 08-06-11 10:34 PM

Replacement shoes: Blingy Sidi Ergo 2 Carbon Lux shoes! (wine not included)

All is good!

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/w...m/DSCN3796.jpg

roshea 08-07-11 06:22 AM


Originally Posted by mchacon01 (Post 13045959)
Replacement shoes: Blingy Sidi Ergo 2 Carbon Lux shoes! (wine not included)

All is good!

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/w...m/DSCN3796.jpg

What's the wine?

genesis5521 08-07-11 07:30 AM

I just purchased my first road bike on 8-2-11, and I wasn't even looking to buy a road bike. I went in to purchase some padded riding shorts for my girl friend. I let her use mine once and she really liked the added comfort. I'm 65 and my girl friend is 66. While in the bike shop I started looking at their road bikes. $1000, $2000, $3000. But then I spotted one for (get this) $399.99. It was a left-over 2010 Specialized Secteur Sport Compact, size 56 cm. It retails for over $900. It fit me just right. I've had a Gary Fischer Hoo Koo E Koo mountain bike for over 10 years and use it pretty regular. I even bought an extra set of rims and and put on street tires so I could do some road work with it. Did some 40 mile rides. But in the back of my mind I always wanted a "road bike" for the road. The Secteur's ride is really nice. And it sure is light (21.5 pounds) compared to my Hoo Koo E Koo. I figured I was getting a "bottom of the line bike". But the owner of the bike shop I frequent said "No, you got a decent starter bike at a rock bottom price". In fairness to him, before I bought this bike I asked him if he had anything that came close to the Specteur's price and components. He said no, and advised me to jump on this deal, so I did. That's why I like him. He's always honest. I buy from him when ever I can. I bought my girl friends bike from him. My girl friend is blind in one eye, a cancer survivor, and lost her husband of 35 years just 10 years ago. She had never ridden a bicycle so I taught her how to ride, and now she just absolutely loves it. She says I took her from lipstick to crayons. Try riding with one eye closed for 10 minutes. It ain't easy. When we ride together, it's not a work-out as we average just 7 MPH. It's just a nice leisurely ride as I don't wanna stress the poor woman to much (yet). She's truly a woman with "True Grit" and an inspiration. When I ride alone on my Hoo Koo E Koo, I have to hump pretty darn hard to average 13 MPH on my 40 mile road course. I'm hoping that average will go up some with this new road bike. Just read an inspiring and humorous book titled "Get'n Old Ain't For Wimps". So while I'll never ride in the Tour de France, I do wanna complete some century rides.

Here's a link to my 2010 bike: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...45854&eid=4352

Thanks Guys,

Don <><

c_mack9 08-07-11 08:41 AM

picked up my new bike yesterday, 2011 Felt AR5:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...9/100_0020.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...9/100_0021.jpg

also not pictured is a giro aeros helmet.

nhluhr 08-07-11 08:48 AM

Dude, that seat bag is monstrous. Are you smuggling midgets in there?


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