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Old 07-07-12, 05:37 PM
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Quik stik. I've used them before at the bike co-op where I volunteer, and they make changing tires/tubes very easy.

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Old 07-07-12, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JustinNY
Needs more silver seatpost
not a bad idea, maybe I'll throw the original one back on tomorrow
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Old 07-07-12, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by BTM87
not a bad idea, maybe I'll throw the original one back on tomorrow
How on earth do you ride on that saddle like that?
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it actually slipped forward over my last 2 rides and didn't have a tool on my ride today (noticed it a couple miles from home...) regardless, it wasn't so bad, but I'll definitely adjust it.
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Originally Posted by AlphaDogg
Quik stik. I've used them before at the bike co-op where I volunteer, and they make changing tires/tubes very easy.


Those stiks are quik that's for sure, I carry one in my seat bag.

I needed tires on my 85 touring bike and got a set of Panaracer Pasela TG's just to see how they'll work. Their a lighter tire then heavy duty touring tires like Schwalbe Marathon, but for right now I do only light touring for weekend trips so the lighter tires will be fine. Since sometimes I ride across debris I got a pair of Panaracer FlatawayTire liners, these seemed to be reviewed better then Mt Tuffy's or Slime liners, and their lighter then either. The tires are suppose to be pretty tough but only weigh 360 grams each vs over 600 for heavy duty touring tires, and the liners only add 32 grams, so for just less then 400 grams they should be pretty tough against flats. I guess I'll find out.
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Old 07-08-12, 11:26 AM
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couple odds and ends I forgot to get yesterday and a tool for my saddlebag

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Old 07-08-12, 11:46 AM
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Zipp bars, stem, seat post.





Ignore the apparent tilt of the saddle. It's maybe 1 degree up - nearly flat. Just looks off from the angle I took the photo. Seat post collar didn't stay that way either.
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Old 07-08-12, 08:06 PM
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Flatted on my first outing on the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC's. They are a nice fast tire but probably fit for raceday only.
So I picked up a set of Conti GP4000S's for everyday use.

I have a set of race-only tires, now I just need a set of race-only wheels.
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Originally Posted by AlphaDogg
Quik stik. I've used them before at the bike co-op where I volunteer, and they make changing tires/tubes very easy.

I've never seen them before. Maybe it's just me, but the endpoint looks very big and fat. It doesn't look like it would break. My VAR tire lever makes mounting tight tires easy.
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Old 07-09-12, 05:59 PM
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An insulated water bottle.
So much better.
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Old 07-11-12, 06:15 AM
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got a Quarq power meter. I 'll get it installed next week after the ride I've signed up for this weekend.
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Old 07-11-12, 08:53 PM
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Old 07-12-12, 12:23 AM
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I bought a pair of M-Wave panniers for my touring bike, I tested them out that day with 4 gallons of water for weight, it works and handles well.
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Old 07-12-12, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Rimmer
I've never seen them before. Maybe it's just me, but the endpoint looks very big and fat. It doesn't look like it would break. My VAR tire lever makes mounting tight tires easy.
I was given one recently. They are simply awesome. The fatter end helps with not pinching the tube and the hook is actually for up against the rim.
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Old 07-12-12, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
Got one of those, love it. But there is a catch. The bite valve isn't very air-tight, so the gel can dry out faster than a normal snap-top cap.

If you use gel every ride, no problem. But I only use it once or twice a week and it first gets more tacky, then some spots in the tube are dry and hard. Very easy fix: bite down on the valve and blow into the flask. This pushes the gel out of the top so that you can add a little bit of water.

I add maybe 1/2 to 1 ounce and work it around in the flask. The formerly stiff gel is back to normal in a few minutes and then good for another week or two.
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Originally Posted by ancker
Flatted on my first outing on the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC's. They are a nice fast tire but probably fit for raceday only.
So I picked up a set of Conti GP4000S's for everyday use.

I have a set of race-only tires, now I just need a set of race-only wheels.
How did you do on the price of the GP4ks?

I just ordered a set for myself and with the 15% discount at PBK and the multi-buy discount, they came out to ~$38/piece w/ free shipping. Wondering if I could've done better...
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Old 07-12-12, 08:35 AM
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I notice that this just shipped:



combined with this:



As well I've got this coming:

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Old 07-12-12, 11:21 AM
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just picked up a set of Fast Forward F5R's

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Originally Posted by Cowboy905
just picked up a set of Fast Forward F5R's

Those are H-O-T HOT!
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Originally Posted by Perp


That's what they used to cover the two needles in my port for chemo. I found out after the first 6-day stay that I'm allergic to the stuff. Still have the scarring on my chest to show for it. Nurses said it's not totally uncommon, so watch yourself.

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lbs had pumps on sale and the air compressor wasn't quite cutting it (would max about 95 psi)

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Originally Posted by PhotoJoe
That's what they used to cover the two needles in my port for chemo. I found out after the first 6-day stay that I'm allergic to the stuff. Still have the scarring on my chest to show for it. Nurses said it's not totally uncommon, so watch yourself.
Fortunately I'm not allergic to it... Unfortunately, I have to use it. But almost healed up! Also had a hematoma on my quad and only yesterday I was able to ride w/out pain. But can't put a lot of power down yet. Gonna try to do a 50km ride today...
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