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Old 11-17-11, 05:18 PM
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Picked this up today for the GF... 2012 Masi Apex. Came in at 18.0 lbs on the Park Scale. Will follow up with real pictures as soon as I get her fitted and setup with cages, pedals and computer. It's a Birthday/Christmas present.
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Old 11-17-11, 08:15 PM
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just delivered today. a cheap ebay hong kong carbon saddle. 90gm. 53 dollars delivered in seven days. so far so good. we'll see...

probably took a good pound or so off my bike. if all goes well, in a month or two (2-300 miles) i may buy another one.
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Old 11-17-11, 08:49 PM
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I just upgraded my Windsor front and rear dr's from sora to ultegra, and the shifting is awsome!!!!!!
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Old 11-18-11, 10:26 AM
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1upUSA trainer.
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Old 11-18-11, 12:29 PM
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Old 11-18-11, 10:48 PM
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Finally bit the bullet. Been wanting it for the better part of a year.
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Old 11-19-11, 10:14 AM
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Nice Jersey M_Whales. You are easily the biggest advocate for for Raleigh stuff on these forums. I think you may be single handily bringing them back to become a superpower in the bike world again. Plus it seems that whoever is doing their graphics and design for the past 3 years has been hitting home runs. Some of the nicest color schemes available are on the more recent raleighs. Keep up the Ral love man.
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Old 11-19-11, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
Nice Jersey M_Whales. You are easily the biggest advocate for for Raleigh stuff on these forums. I think you may be single handily bringing them back to become a superpower in the bike world again. Plus it seems that whoever is doing their graphics and design for the past 3 years has been hitting home runs. Some of the nicest color schemes available are on the more recent raleighs. Keep up the Ral love man.
I have been a Raleigh fan since the mid 70's and see no need to jump to anything else. They have been making a lot of nice bikes over the years and the newer bikes are outstanding. There are some other great manufacturers but for my riding style I see no need to change from Raleigh, they offer everything I need in a bike.

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Old 11-19-11, 02:11 PM
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Just picked up some Ritchey "Classic" Curve bars and a "Classic" 4Axis stem for my Merckx yesterday along with some Specialized Bibs for my wife.



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Old 11-19-11, 02:16 PM
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^^ Very nice...
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Old 11-19-11, 02:25 PM
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A Continental Home Trainer Tire. It makes a real difference.



I've not yet put it through a training season, so I don't have a good sense of how long it will last. I'm doing two to fours a week on a CompuTrainer. I'll know better in January. However, I get a better workout with the erg. It's money well spent, even if it lasts only one season.
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Old 11-19-11, 02:33 PM
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Alligator I-Link cable's





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Old 11-19-11, 02:39 PM
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Selle Italia SLR TT

Selle Italia SLR TT from Bonktown for $130 shipped.

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Old 11-19-11, 09:05 PM
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Old 11-19-11, 10:03 PM
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How about some Hollowgram SL's

About 90 grams lighter than my Reds, plus stiffer.

Also dropped my bike to sub 15lbs.



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Old 11-21-11, 12:47 PM
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Installed my 6700 53/39 crankset this weekend and took it on a Sunday shop ride; worked great, didn't miss the bottom ratios that I had with the R700 50/34 compact. I might swap the compact back on for hillier stuff, but this is doing fine for me here. I was even able to keep the same chain, only needing to raise the FD a bit.

After the ride, I bought a red/black/white Specialized Prevail helmet (the retention strap on my S-Works was starting to break and I'm told that they're not replaceable, so the wife gave me the A-OK ) and a pair of stainless Arundel bottle cages for the commuter.

I also picked up a custom jersey for my workplace's cycling team. I won't post it here because I still suck and don't want to embarrass myself or our little team.
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Old 11-21-11, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan
just delivered today. a cheap ebay hong kong carbon saddle. 90gm. 53 dollars delivered in seven days. so far so good. we'll see...

probably took a good pound or so off my bike. if all goes well, in a month or two (2-300 miles) i may buy another one.
Keep us updated on that saddle. Is it a Merek, or another brand?
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Old 11-21-11, 05:43 PM
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Deposit placed today...Team frame for 2012...

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Old 11-21-11, 05:53 PM
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PIcked up a Contour GPS HD video cam. Don't know why I need the GPS overlay, but it's pretty cool!!! Tood it out on my first ride and got some good video of miles and miles of asphalt!!! Need to dial it in!!!
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Old 11-21-11, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe
How about some Hollowgram SL's

About 90 grams lighter than my Reds, plus stiffer.

Also dropped my bike to sub 15lbs.



Nice! I just put a deposit down on a set of SiSLs with Praxis rings. I'm surprised they dropped that much weight. That's what I had calculated for my Force to SiSL conversion. Now I just have to wait, and wait, and wait, to see. LBS said I should expect them early 2012...hopefully.
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Old 11-21-11, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by lmurphy
A Continental Home Trainer Tire. It makes a real difference.



I've not yet put it through a training season, so I don't have a good sense of how long it will last. I'm doing two to fours a week on a CompuTrainer. I'll know better in January. However, I get a better workout with the erg. It's money well spent, even if it lasts only one season.
I've got one of the orange trainer tires. I think it is on it's forth season.
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Old 11-21-11, 07:28 PM
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Two Easton EA50 bars. Shoulda got more since they're only $10.
LX front derailer
UN73 BB
Spoke ruler

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Old 11-22-11, 05:10 AM
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Knee warmers!!

Actually Rowan bought tights and arm warmers for himself, and knee warmers for me. Knee warmers were something I was sceptical about until I came to Australia. We go through long springs and autumns here where knee warmers are the perfect choice.

Torpedo7 is a good place.
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Old 11-22-11, 08:36 AM
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Where did you find EA50s for only $10?
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Old 11-24-11, 03:50 AM
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