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ErichM 09-13-11 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by siran (Post 13220995)
http://i.imgur.com/xxw5Q.jpg

Upgraded from a Giro Indicator. Testing tomorrow to see what all this Ionos hype is about.

Great helmet.

mymojo 09-13-11 06:05 PM

I shouldn't have, but I just love this frame...

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/d...tuff/Frame.jpg

thirdgenbird 09-13-11 06:30 PM

dont blame you. i want a silver E5 in the worst way.

mymojo 09-13-11 06:59 PM

The funny part is that I found this frame the same day my LBS finished putting the new group & wheels on the Allez. So in the near future I have to have them take it all off and put it on this one *ugh*

I believe I wll hold on to the Allez frame just in case.

Atavar 09-13-11 08:31 PM

I got tired of riding with cheap headlights, but I'm cheap.. I did a lot of searching and found these on a discount sales website. Only one day but so far I am completely amazed at what I got for the price. Beautiful solid aluminum shells, the lights are brighter than I thought they would be. They say they are 1200 lumens and I believe them. Run time is allegedly (untested) three hours at full power. I got two lights, so for $110 delivered I am putting 2400 lumens out in front of me when I ride. The last picture shows the lights shining down a city block at my local city park.

To avoid spamming if anyone wants the link to where I got them email or IM me.
http://s298.photobucket.com/albums/mm265/Atavar4/?action=view&current=d87fc58e.mp4 http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/m...lights2007.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/m...4/9f088562.jpg

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/m...lights2002.jpg

stevemtbr 09-13-11 08:49 PM

New road tandem.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...r/DSC00633.jpg

markrj 09-13-11 09:33 PM

http://www.pcsincnet.com/BikeTools09132011.jpg

Tools!

korean 09-13-11 09:40 PM

I posted this in my new bicycle thread but I think here would be a better place for answers.

I have several questions (I hope someone sees this!). A school friend gave me some stuff for my birthday. I don't know what any of this stuff is and I just got home from class so I'm going to spend the rest of the night googling everything. I thought you guys/gals can chip in and help me figure out if I should install this stuff on the bike when it arrives.

1. Easton EA70 handlebars. It says 44CM C-to-C on it. Are these better than the stock ones that come with the Caad?

2. Profile Design T2+. The friend who gave these to me said they're aero bars, meant for time trials or triathlons. I am actually looking forward to triathlons so maybe I can use these. I have done many marathons since high school and have always wanted to do participate in a triathlon.

3. Easton EA70 seatpost. On the post itself there are some numbers: Minimum insert 27.2 X350. Looking online it seems that some people use this on mountain bicycles. Should I replace the stock Caad's seatpost and replace it with this one?

4. fizik Bar:Gel. I have no idea what this stuff is. Google is my friend, but I can use input from you guys :D

5. Continental Grand Prix 4-Season V. There are actually two boxes. One has 23-622 (700x23C) on it and the other reads 25-622 (700x25C).

6. DeFeet Deline socks, DeFeet Woolie Boolie socks, PhD Cycling Ultra Light Micro socks, Pearl Izumi Elite Low socks, Pearl Izumi Attack Low socks

7. Lezyne Pressue Drive S

Once again, I have no knowledge on any of this equipment and I am actively googling everything and would greatly appreciate your knowledge. Thank you!

caloso 09-13-11 10:41 PM


Originally Posted by korean (Post 13222894)
I posted this in my new bicycle thread but I think here would be a better place for answers.

I have several questions (I hope someone sees this!). A school friend gave me some stuff for my birthday. I don't know what any of this stuff is and I just got home from class so I'm going to spend the rest of the night googling everything. I thought you guys/gals can chip in and help me figure out if I should install this stuff on the bike when it arrives.

1. Easton EA70 handlebars. It says 44CM C-to-C on it. Are these better than the stock ones that come with the Caad?

2. Profile Design T2+. The friend who gave these to me said they're aero bars, meant for time trials or triathlons. I am actually looking forward to triathlons so maybe I can use these. I have done many marathons since high school and have always wanted to do participate in a triathlon.

3. Easton EA70 seatpost. On the post itself there are some numbers: Minimum insert 27.2 X350. Looking online it seems that some people use this on mountain bicycles. Should I replace the stock Caad's seatpost and replace it with this one?

4. fizik Bar:Gel. I have no idea what this stuff is. Google is my friend, but I can use input from you guys :D

5. Continental Grand Prix 4-Season V. There are actually two boxes. One has 23-622 (700x23C) on it and the other reads 25-622 (700x25C).

6. DeFeet Deline socks, DeFeet Woolie Boolie socks, PhD Cycling Ultra Light Micro socks, Pearl Izumi Elite Low socks, Pearl Izumi Attack Low socks

7. Lezyne Pressue Drive S

Once again, I have no knowledge on any of this equipment and I am actively googling everything and would greatly appreciate your knowledge. Thank you!

1. Easton makes good stuff. EA 70 is the lowest of their line, probably a bit heavy, but good quality. 44cm c-c refers to the width of the bars from center to center. I'd only swap out the stock bars if the stock bars are uncomfortable.

2. Yes, those are aerobars. If you mount them, please stay off them on group rides.

3. See 1, above. I doubt it's much of an upgrade over the stock post.

4. Bar tape? Gel means it's cushier than plain cork. Like saddles, bar tape is a personal feel thing.

5. These are good tires. If you have one 23 and one 25, mount the bigger one on the back.

6. Good socks. Wear them.

7. Good pump. Use it.

You are lucky to have a nice friend.

caloso 09-13-11 10:46 PM

http://www.wmbarr.com/Images/Product.../EJBP00206.jpg

Need to strip and paint my Super Cheapskate SSCX bike.

korean 09-13-11 11:12 PM

I met him in Calculus over the summer. We're taking another math class together this fall and we study together. He said he used to work at a bicycle shop and has a bunch of stuff laying around that he doesn't use so he gives stuff away as birthday presents :P

Thank you so much for your thorough response! My last question is in regards to the tire sizes. Is it recommended to have the same tires on front and back?

caloso 09-13-11 11:22 PM

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.

korean 09-13-11 11:29 PM

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...?

monkeydentity 09-14-11 12:00 AM

in the last week I bought:
http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/a...8299085-01.jpg
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.

todayilearned 09-14-11 01:31 AM

http://images.nitrosell.com/product_..._COMP_STEM.jpg

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 :)

3kmi 09-14-11 09:00 AM

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/a...10912-1651.jpg

dgasmd 09-14-11 10:03 AM

Some replacement cleats.
http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/time-iclic-cleat-med.jpg

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!!
http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/tacx-ulight-cage-med.jpg

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)!
http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/tacx-sh...1-bot-zoom.jpg

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.
http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/bbb-btl-18l-med.jpg

markrj 09-14-11 10:20 AM

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.

http://www.pcsincnet.com/SerfasUsbLight.jpg

nathan.johnson 09-14-11 03:19 PM

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Got my new jersey and wore it for a short ride this morning. :D

Soloist Assassin 09-14-11 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 13224929)
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!!
http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/tacx-ulight-cage-med.jpg

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.

dgasmd 09-14-11 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin (Post 13226817)
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............

todayilearned 09-14-11 07:12 PM

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...-L._SS500_.jpg

Needed a new stand. Been using the wall to put my bike up against...

Mike F 09-14-11 07:27 PM

Getting ready for shorter days and colder weather.

MagicShine 808e 1000 lumens

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/P9140084.jpg

Radbot 1000

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/P9130082.jpg

Performance tights

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/m...-BLK-FRONT.jpg

Soloist Assassin 09-14-11 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 13227350)
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.

http://crxbart.com/cycling/bottlecagerepair.jpg

deep_sky 09-14-11 09:48 PM


Originally Posted by todayilearned (Post 13227441)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...-L._SS500_.jpg

Needed a new stand. Been using the wall to put my bike up against...

Where did you get this?


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