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Old 09-25-11, 04:59 PM
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Specialized Expert Road shoes (I've wanted Boa shoes for a while, finally went for it)


Garmin Edge 800 (I was in a spending mood)
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Old 09-25-11, 05:32 PM
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Crashed Saturday requiring an unconscious me to be transported to the hospital during which my sunglasses went missing. I'm fine, just a concussion, scrapes, cuts and bruises. Helmet was trashed as well. So...
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Finally got around to buying my blinkie light for my road bike. I've been swapping my other light from bike to bike as I ride through tunnels on most rides, and was crapping myself last weekend as I forgot to do it. now my road bike permanently has one. Blink away....

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Originally Posted by BrassBuns

Specialized Expert Road shoes (I've wanted Boa shoes for a while, finally went for it)


Garmin Edge 800 (I was in a spending mood)
youll love those shoes...i have them and couldn't be happier...the vent in the bottom actualy makes a difference
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Old 09-26-11, 08:43 AM
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Yesterday I went to Performance for the last day of their sale...I went to buy some bibs and maybe a jersey...but then I walked past the "up to 50% off" bin. These caught my eye (Shimano R106):



I've been riding my current shoes for 5+ years and had wanted to get new ones, so I tried 'em on and they fit nicely. Best news...they were marked down to $75...they had a scuff or two on 'em but that didn't bother me at all.

Also picked up one of these on eBay two weeks ago...now I finally have the same saddle on both my bikes!

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Originally Posted by dstrong
Yesterday I went to Performance for the last day of their sale...I went to buy some bibs and maybe a jersey...but then I walked past the "up to 50% off" bin. These caught my eye (Shimano R106):



I've been riding my current shoes for 5+ years and had wanted to get new ones, so I tried 'em on and they fit nicely. Best news...they were marked down to $75...they had a scuff or two on 'em but that didn't bother me at all.
Those are really cool shoes. I wish they were a good fit for me.
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I bought some good cold weather stuff. I hate wisconsin.
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Originally Posted by gladiator13
I bought some good cold weather stuff. I hate wisconsin.
How about that cheese though?
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling
How about that cheese though?
meh, I like cheese as much as the next guy but I'm not going to sit around with a brick like it's a candy bar.
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Old 09-26-11, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred
youll love those shoes...i have them and couldn't be happier...the vent in the bottom actualy makes a difference
Super stoked for these. I'm coming off of shimano R086, so I've had the vent down there, though I'm definitely excited for it not to just be a hole this time, there's some mesh there now. I'm about to go for my first ride, but just trying them in the store I could instantly feel how light and stiff they were. Should be a huge improvement!
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For my CX bike. My last race was more like a 5k than a bike race, thanks to a goat head thorn on the backside of the course.

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Originally Posted by nhluhr
Those are really cool shoes. I wish they were a good fit for me.
I've got the cleats moved over and my Specialized BG insoles in...now all I have to do is go try 'em out.
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It arrived today, so I tested it out with my bike.

Now I can finally weigh my stuff and feel like I am cool like all you guys with scales out there. Really, it was a dollar so I bought it. Doesn't hurt to have!

19.05lb - My road bike + pedals, cages and wireless computer. (Wheels are SL Race)
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Love my 105 pedals!
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider

Where is all the weight? My 10year old Trek was less than that new, and it's less now.
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Shimano pedals are so sexy... from that angle it reminds me (as much as a pedal can) of the chassis of a modern formula 1 car.
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105 pedals, definitely the best bang for the buck in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
Where is all the weight? My 10year old Trek was less than that new, and it's less now.
All Shimano 105 parts, plus SL Alloy Crank, Alu. Wheels., (105 Pedals)
I am sure there is room for improvement in all of those areas, but its a great step up from 25lb Allez that I was riding previously.

This is exactly why i bought the scale. Claimed weights mean nothing, actual weight means a lot. Your weight means the most.
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maybe its the scale? even if its repeatable, it might not be accurate.
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
It arrived today, so I tested it out with my bike.

Now I can finally weigh my stuff and feel like I am cool like all you guys with scales out there. Really, it was a dollar so I bought it. Doesn't hurt to have!

19.05lb - My road bike + pedals, cages and wireless computer. (Wheels are SL Race)
scale is smiling
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
Love my 105 pedals!
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Shimano pedals are so sexy...
I just mounted them and took them for a test spin. They felt great....very smooth action and instant power transfer. My first time with clipless and had no issues getting in or out. And yeah, they do look pretty cool...
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
All Shimano 105 parts, plus SL Alloy Crank, Alu. Wheels., (105 Pedals)
I am sure there is room for improvement in all of those areas, but its a great step up from 25lb Allez that I was riding previously.

This is exactly why i bought the scale. Claimed weights mean nothing, actual weight means a lot. Your weight means the most.
I am just busting balls. That's my duty being the resident weight weenie here on BF. I would expect a bike with a name like "Superior Lite" to be sub 15lbs however. So get to work!
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
I am just busting balls. That's my duty being the resident weight weenie here on BF. I would expect a bike with a name like "Superior Lite" to be sub 15lbs however. So get to work!
Totally understand. I do have like the most entry level of their road bikes though. I know Tom's bike (SL Pro Elite) is like 13.9lbs or something. He rides Sram Red/Force with a 12/36!! So there is definitely potential for some weight loss. But it gives me something to do ext year
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
Totally understand. I do have like the most entry level of their road bikes though. I know Tom's bike (SL Pro Elite) is like 13.9lbs or something. He rides Sram Red/Force with a 12/36!! So there is definitely potential for some weight loss. But it gives me something to do ext year
You've got me looking on their site now. That is a pretty neat little company. Made in PA, only $1500 for a Sub 1000g frame. I wonder if they are really made in PA, or just outsourced to Asia, and painted in PA.... Either way seems like a bargain, and a pretty cool little American company. For as light as that frame is, you could make that thing super light if you really tried.
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