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Old 04-22-12, 11:18 AM
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2011 Trek Lexa SL and a flat repair kit. Bike was on sale because it's last year's model, and even nicer, it was one of the few in the store in my size. (I was anticipating needing to order one in, since there are two strikes against me. One, short female. Two, mountain bikes are much more popular around here than road bikes are.)
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Old 04-22-12, 11:46 AM
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A new helmet.

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Old 04-22-12, 06:39 PM
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well ordered a cateye strada double wireless computer and a set of pearl izumi sun sleeves yesterday from bike nashbar.
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Old 04-22-12, 07:16 PM
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This... Off of Ebay for my Vintage build.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280865158753...#ht_500wt_1231
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Old 04-23-12, 12:57 AM
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Testing out DLC X10SL on Praxis compact rings. Just about to throw them on the bike.
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Old 04-23-12, 08:40 AM
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New chain makes everything feel new.....
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Old 04-23-12, 08:51 AM
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*Recon 11-25 gold anodized cassette
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Old 04-23-12, 09:13 AM
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Specialized Prevail (BEST ventilated helmet I ever wore!)


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Old 04-23-12, 09:21 AM
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Uvex FP3





I bought this and then was given the Specialized as a gift. Not sure which I like better. I like the way the Uvex looks, and it feels great, but the Specialized is noticeably lighter and cooler on hot days.

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Old 04-23-12, 09:59 AM
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A pair of these levers to start to replace 30 year old brakes and move onto 700c from 27" wheels.


Next will be a pair of calipers for same reason. Probably some of these
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Old 04-23-12, 10:45 AM
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Old 04-23-12, 10:48 AM
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Nice Garmin edge 500.
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Old 04-23-12, 01:20 PM
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Have you tested it yet?
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Old 04-23-12, 04:48 PM
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Old 04-23-12, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Rimmer View Post
Have you tested it yet?
Yeah, did a 50km ride after I built it up. Shifting is great and still need to fine tune it a bit. My other bike is DA7900 and I think the new RED beats it in front shifting. I still want to test shifting on a climb and under harder load, but already better than the Rival it replaced.

Brakes were easy to setup, and feel good so far, but again, my test ride was flat and didn't really have to do any hard braking to test power / modulation.

My hard choice now is to pick which bike I want to ride lol
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Old 04-24-12, 06:20 AM
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A new water heater :-( This is related to cycling because now I can't spend money on cycling. At least I happened to be home when it happened and got the water turned off before there was any structural damage.

Woe is me.
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Old 04-24-12, 01:47 PM
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Ultegra 6701
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Old 04-24-12, 04:35 PM
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New bottle cages. 21g each!

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Old 04-24-12, 05:14 PM
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New Nutcase Helmet

This thread is silly,...

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Old 04-24-12, 07:54 PM
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I bought 1 pair of ultra Gatorskins on eBay for $80 for my Cannondale road bike.
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Old 04-25-12, 10:57 AM
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Just FYI today only Nashbar has 20% off an order of $75+, on top of some pretty good sales right now. Especially Shimano components.

I'd been looking for a replacement crank and got an Ultegra SL
MSRP: $260
-$120 sale
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Total: $112

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Old 04-26-12, 01:30 AM
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-25g less than advertised. Specialized helmets, I've always been quite fond of.
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Old 04-26-12, 09:25 AM
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^awesome helmet.
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Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
^awesome helmet.

Yeah, I bought a Prevail last year to replace my cracked crashed S-Works helmet. I mostly decided on it for lighter weight, and a better retention system. It didn't fit my head as good as the S-Works however. Then they put the Prevail retention, and strap on the S-Works renamed it the S3, and lower the price. These helmets are great. I never liked wearing helmets until I got my first S-Works. Now I forget it's on my head sometimes.
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Old 04-26-12, 12:29 PM
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Been on a bit of a spending spree the last day or so:

PI Pro bibs.
Specalized Tahoe shoes (for the tour/trail bike)
Polar bottle
Castelli Mauro Wool Jersey (from ChainLove)
TransIt rack trunk (for the tour/trail bike)
Performance Century baggy bike shorts (for the tour/trail bike) - can ya tell I'm gearing up for a ride on it?

Still need:
Cateye Dual Wireless - comparing prices, really must get my speed out in front of me while leading the group rides again
Another set of bibs or two.
Pump / CO2 for the tour/trail bike
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