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Old 03-09-12, 06:20 PM
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I finally got my first pair of clipless shoes and pedals, Specialized Elite TR and shimano SPD M520.
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Originally Posted by NWS Alpine
Not needed. The new aeroblade crossbars are SILENT. I have them on my '12 Ford Edge Sport. I carry my paddleboards but need to get a bike carrier now.
Sound is not the reason I had in mind when I suggested it!!!
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Old 03-13-12, 08:44 AM
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I ordered the Stan's no tubes Fusion 3 road tubeless kit yesterday for my CAAD10. Replacing the stock Schwalbe Lugano tires.
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Originally Posted by dgasmd
Sound is not the reason I had in mind when I suggested it!!!
Not sure why else you would need one then. Noise and fuel milage issues are eliminated with the drag of the old bars now gone. Thule doesn't even suggest using a fairing with the new blades.
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Old 03-13-12, 12:33 PM
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New seatpost, USE Alien Cyclops Aluminum. I know that this post has gotten some "mixed" reviews on BF (Pcad) but I found that it was very easy to install. Its even lighter than my old stock carbon post. Now to try it out and see how it works.
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Old 03-13-12, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaymadd
New seatpost, USE Alien Cyclops Aluminum. I know that this post has gotten some "mixed" reviews on BF (Pcad) but I found that it was very easy to install. Its even lighter than my old stock carbon post. Now to try it out and see how it works.
I hope that you have better luck than I did with mine. I had no trouble adjusting the saddle, and the clamp design seems to be quite clever except for the size of the bolt. Geez Louise, a few extra grams of bigger bolt would have resulted in a much better seat clamp. My bolt eventually bent as I kept tightening it to keep the saddle from moving. I replaced the seatpost with a Thomson and I've been blissfully unaware of it since.
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Old 03-13-12, 01:59 PM
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Soma you are right about the size of the bolt, I was suprised at how small it was too. Hopefully it works out. I happend to read a bunch of negative reviews after I had already ordered the thing but on the other hand I've read a ton of positive ones as well.
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Old 03-13-12, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by soma5
I hope that you have better luck than I did with mine. I had no trouble adjusting the saddle, and the clamp design seems to be quite clever except for the size of the bolt. Geez Louise, a few extra grams of bigger bolt would have resulted in a much better seat clamp. My bolt eventually bent as I kept tightening it to keep the saddle from moving. I replaced the seatpost with a Thomson and I've been blissfully unaware of it since.
I recently got Ritchey's new 1-bolt system and found it worked great! (very different setup though). Something you have to remember about seatposts is once you get it dailed in just right, you don't even change it until someone else rides the bike or you change the seatpost.

Only a pain once.
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Old 03-13-12, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52
I recently got Ritchey's new 1-bolt system and found it worked great! (very different setup though). Something you have to remember about seatposts is once you get it dailed in just right, you don't even change it until someone else rides the bike or you change the seatpost.

Only a pain once.
Good point. It literally took me 5 minutes to set it up. I made a template from my previous setup on a sheet of cardboard and matched it up with the new post.
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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52
I recently got Ritchey's new 1-bolt system and found it worked great! (very different setup though). Something you have to remember about seatposts is once you get it dailed in just right, you don't even change it until someone else rides the bike or you change the seatpost.

Only a pain once.
Unless the saddle clamp slips.
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^AWESOME!!! thos kids most be so freaking happy!!!
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Ritchey WCS 44 stem - wet black
Ritchey WCS Carbon seat post - 27.2 / 300mm
Ritchey WCS Classic bars - 42cm (trad. deep drop)
Fizik Aliante Versus saddle - black
Orgin8 Torq Lite headset spacers

// Guess who's getting close to having his new frame finished? Call from Joe Bell says the color is about done, clear to be completed over the next couple days.
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Old 03-13-12, 05:17 PM
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Bibs and jersey.

I lied about not purchasing anything else this year.
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Old 03-13-12, 06:26 PM
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Old 03-13-12, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by dgasmd
Nice. One word of advice: Fairing!
These are the new Thule AeroBlades, they are made so that no fairing is necessary. They don't even make one that fits it.
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Picked up the new Boyd Vitesse to replace my Mavic Aksiums. I haven't taken them out for a ride yet, that'll happen later today. Since they are 23mm wide rims, I had to adjust my brakes out a little, and I didn't need the innermost spacer on the cassette when I moved it over. The freewheel on the Vitesse is a lot quieter than on the Aksiums.

I'm sure it'll look better with all black tires, but I have these and I'm going to wear them out first.

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Old 03-14-12, 01:57 PM
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Got these today. Shimano Ultegra SPD SL pedals are on order. I know, I'm working backwards, but great deal on Bonktown @ $89 - Switching over from stock SPD to SPD SL's. See how that goes.
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those are a great pair of shoes. got mine from bonktown too and they are suuuper comfy. at least for me
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Originally Posted by androidtt
Bibs and jersey.

I lied about not purchasing anything else this year.
Well, you set yourself up for disaster from the start. You can't cut yourself off from purchases before the season even starts. Lol.
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I bought this:

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I am looking at focussing on the Individual Pursuit for next year, so have been continuously scouring ebay and fixedgearfever's for sale section for a front track disc. I final got lucky on our local ebay and picked up the following set.

I can now say I have made a major step up in the arms race with the assistance of the old USSR...



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