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Painful Chafe 11-19-11 10:03 PM

How about some Hollowgram SL's

About 90 grams lighter than my Reds, plus stiffer.

Also dropped my bike to sub 15lbs.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...k/P1000581.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...k/P1000585.jpg

BarracksSi 11-21-11 12:47 PM

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. :p

BarracksSi 11-21-11 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan (Post 13506092)
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. :thumb: Is it a Merek, or another brand?

Forza 11-21-11 05:43 PM

Deposit placed today...Team frame for 2012...

http://philmacino.com/s_works.jpg

Genaro 11-21-11 05:53 PM

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!!!

veganeric 11-21-11 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by Painful Chafe (Post 13512645)
How about some Hollowgram SL's

About 90 grams lighter than my Reds, plus stiffer.

Also dropped my bike to sub 15lbs.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...k/P1000581.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...k/P1000585.jpg

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.

LowCel 11-21-11 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by lmurphy (Post 13511479)
A Continental Home Trainer Tire. It makes a real difference.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=227529

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.

LesterOfPuppets 11-21-11 07:28 PM

Two Easton EA50 bars. Shoulda got more since they're only $10.
LX front derailer
UN73 BB
Spoke ruler

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/...s/PB210017.jpg

Machka 11-22-11 05:10 AM

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. :D

jctexas 11-22-11 08:36 AM

Where did you find EA50s for only $10?

M_Wales 11-24-11 03:50 AM

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...2/IMG_1430.jpg

DropDeadFred 11-24-11 09:58 PM

i got that jersey on bonk too

phlydude 11-24-11 10:13 PM

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6235/6...84fd45bb_b.jpg

Felt Z85 (2011) with Shimano PD-M530 pedals (along with some water cages and a pump)...surprisingly, the wife didn't complain with the purchase

DropDeadFred 11-24-11 10:14 PM


Originally Posted by phlydude (Post 13530539)
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6235/6...84fd45bb_b.jpg

Felt Z85 (2011) with Shimano PD-M530 pedals (along with some water cages and a pump)...surprisingly, the wife didn't complain with the purchase

i have that band of brothers dvd set...LOVE IT

JohnDThompson 11-24-11 10:34 PM

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/dropout...-2000-road.jpg

At some point, I'll need to build a frame around them...

phlydude 11-24-11 10:46 PM


Originally Posted by DropDeadFred (Post 13530542)
i have that band of brothers dvd set...LOVE IT

Could be the best mini-series EVER...especially in blu-ray goodness

Dan333SP 11-24-11 11:01 PM

Tally from the last two weeks-
Record 9 speed chain
Token ceramic bearing square taper BB
2 Campy 9 speed cassettes
FSA Wheelset
Pearl Izumi bibs, jersey, LS jersey, jacket
new jockey wheels (+50 watts, obviously)
new cateye spoke magnet (+10 watts)
HRM watch and chest strap
Keo cleat covers

I went a little overboard... Time to take stock and put away my paypal account for a while.

M_Wales 11-24-11 11:14 PM


Originally Posted by JohnDThompson (Post 13530584)
http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/dropout...-2000-road.jpg

At some point, I'll need to build a frame around them...

I remember drooling over my Zeus catalog in collage back in the late 70's. Just wish I could have afforded to buy a group then...

LesterOfPuppets 11-24-11 11:26 PM


Originally Posted by jctexas (Post 13521069)
Where did you find EA50s for only $10?

At Jenson. 2009 NOS 26mm in 40 and 44cm.

Also 31.8mm in 38 and 46cm for $15.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ad+Bar+09.aspx

c_mack9 11-25-11 12:54 AM


Originally Posted by M_Wales (Post 13528437)

ahhhh i need that jersey. i cant ever find it in my size for a reasonable price.

RonH 11-25-11 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by jctexas (Post 13521069)
Where did you find EA50s for only $10?

Probably here. I got them last spring when they were $15.

eddiepliers 11-25-11 07:21 PM

This excellent and warm jacket!

http://i39.tinypic.com/2nbtwkx.jpg

LowCel 11-28-11 05:10 PM

Just ordered one of these big white boxes. :D

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...ewopics096.jpg

vanno.velo 11-28-11 05:56 PM

http://i.imgur.com/f9YvH.jpg

11-26 for the race wheelset

ancker 11-28-11 07:21 PM

Busy last few weeks:

Jagwire Race cable set
Ritchey Bar Tape
second Kurt Kinetic trainer skewer (pain switching back and forth between wife's bike and mine)
spoke wrench set
KMC Missing Link 6-pack
Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bike Repair
pair of Conti Gatorskins for the winter/spring (700x25)

And as an early Christmas present my Dad got us a second Yakima Copperhead and two Yakima Wheel fork mounts.


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