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Old 09-13-11, 11:22 PM
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Most people have the same on the front and the back, but the 23 front and 25 back is an well-accepted variation. It allows you to have a bit more volume in the tire that supports the most weight.
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Old 09-13-11, 11:29 PM
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That makes a lot of sense. I know the bicycle will not come assembled, but I'm not sure if the tires will already be mounted (I highly doubt they will be). In the case they are not, I should probably just mount the Continental GPs and use whatever they send me as spares, agreed? Or do they not come with tires...?
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in the last week I bought:

105 5603 shifters, FD and triple crank
105 5600 10 speed 11-25 cassette
easton anatomical handlebars (I forget which)
a bag of gummy-power-energy-somethingies

I'm converting my hybrid to be more roadie like (going for comfort/touring), but first I'm going on a long (for me) ride this weekend and thought I could try out these energy chews if things start going pear-shaped.

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Old 09-14-11, 01:31 AM
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Got the 120mm stem on my bike replaced for a Specialized Comp-Set Stem 90mm stem.

Fits really well now. No more having to lean forward so much
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Some replacement cleats.


Black ones to replace the ultralight ones in my LOOK 595. One broke, so I will use the other as a back up for my TIME's cages since they are no longer made. These are 41 gram actual weight vs the 11 grams I was using before!!


Got the Omega Pharma Lotto one just for the heck of it to try out. I couldn't use Tacx bottles in my previous cages, but now I can despite their 81 gram weight and that they are not transparent (which I like)!


For times when I want to free up room in my jersey pockets. Not the same as the picture below in reality as I got the PRO brand/model, which weighted 51 grams.
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Got this little gem from Bonktown.

Very lightweight (as seen in the photo) It's very bright with 4 modes. Bright, Brighter, Blink fast, Blink slow.

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Old 09-14-11, 03:19 PM
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Got my new jersey and wore it for a short ride this morning.
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Originally Posted by dgasmd
Black ones to replace the ultralight ones in my LOOK 595. One broke, so I will use the other as a back up for my TIME's cages since they are no longer made. These are 41 gram actual weight vs the 11 grams I was using before!!
I almost bought those when my New Ultimate cage on my seat tube broke. Instead it inspired me to make a little aluminum thingy for the bottom to hold my bottle from falling through. 41g each is quite a weight penalty. So I decided it was AX Lightness, or make my junk work again.
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Old 09-14-11, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
I almost bought those when my New Ultimate cage on my seat tube broke. Instead it inspired me to make a little aluminum thingy for the bottom to hold my bottle from falling through. 41g each is quite a weight penalty. So I decided it was AX Lightness, or make my junk work again.
Yep, these are porky for sure. My LOOK is right at 14.0 Lb without the PT carbon tubulars and 14.2 with them. these 82 grm are not going to throw me over the edge, but will allow me to have more flexibility in bottle choices. I may still get the New Ultimate anyway for it. The ones I had there originally, included the one I fixed, are still holding. These will go in once it breaks again. So much for my faith in it LOL............
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Needed a new stand. Been using the wall to put my bike up against...
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Getting ready for shorter days and colder weather.

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Originally Posted by dgasmd
Yep, these are porky for sure. My LOOK is right at 14.0 Lb without the PT carbon tubulars and 14.2 with them. these 82 grm are not going to throw me over the edge, but will allow me to have more flexibility in bottle choices. I may still get the New Ultimate anyway for it. The ones I had there originally, included the one I fixed, are still holding. These will go in once it breaks again. So much for my faith in it LOL............
This was the fix that worked for me. I tried epoxy, and it broke. I layered new pieces of carbon over it, and resin, and it broke. Then I cut the bottom 1g of it off, and made a 2g aluminum stopper. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic. I am lazy, my legs are sore, and I have to go down 3 flights of stairs to take new pics of it.

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Old 09-14-11, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by todayilearned


Needed a new stand. Been using the wall to put my bike up against...
Where did you get this?
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Where did you get this?
https://www.amazon.com/Evo-1-Bike-Bic.../dp/B004N25LT6
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Old 09-15-11, 04:35 AM
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Power up...I already had the Garmin. Time to hit the woodshed this off season

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I too purchased newer (slightly heavier) water bottle cages. I just could not stand how much I had to worry about my bottle popping out of the carbon cages. It got to the point where my water bottle was dictating my ride. (Fast downhills with any bumps were SCARY before) They may not be carbon, but they work pretty well and there really wasn't MUCH of a weight difference. Just a hug confidence difference.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
Looks good. Now I know where to direct my cage repair orders LOL......
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thanks for the link
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Looks like they tailored it to fit the ex-pros and their retirement bellies.
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Sold my Edge 705 for a 500, bought some cleaning supplies, nutrition products, and this:



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Originally Posted by nhluhr
Looks like they tailored it to fit the ex-pros and their retirement bellies.
It is a XXL.
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Sold my Edge 705 for a 500, bought some cleaning supplies, nutrition products, and this:




where did you find a Red with Quark in a compact??? Seriously, I really need to know!!!
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