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droppedandlost 07-06-12 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by Perp (Post 14444265)

x3, larger size though

ColinL 07-06-12 11:25 AM

Bought a few small things lately.

Sugoi arm coolers: http://www.sugoi.com/usa/arm-cooler.html

Camelbak podium chill (wife's bike) and big chill (my bike) bottles. You know what these are, and if you don't, you need some ASAP due to the valve and that they keep your liquids cool for ~2 hrs at 90 degrees.


Best purchases recently were tires for both of our road bikes. She got Michelin Pro4 Endurance, which will probably last until dry rotted some years down the road, and I have Conti GP 4000S. Both 25mm. Both totally awesome, such great tires.

GiantDefyGuy 07-06-12 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by ColinL (Post 14447265)
...
Sugoi arm coolers: http://www.sugoi.com/usa/arm-cooler.html

...

I'm very curious about these things. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts after a few hot rides with them. I think they're interesting, but I can't wrap my tiny brain around the concept that it can be cooler with an added layer.

NWS Alpine 07-06-12 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by NWS Alpine (Post 14436909)

Bought the shifters and FD today. Going with a custom matching color.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7...f3ab9982e0.jpg

http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdn...derailleur.jpg

Ghost Ryder 07-06-12 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by ColinL (Post 14447265)
Bought a few small things lately.

Sugoi arm coolers: http://www.sugoi.com/usa/arm-cooler.html




Originally Posted by GiantDefyGuy (Post 14447293)
I'm very curious about these things. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts after a few hot rides with them. I think they're interesting, but I can't wrap my tiny brain around the concept that it can be cooler with an added layer.

I got a pair of these too, the girl @ the counter made me try them first.
She told me to put them on, & rub my arms, they did make my arms feel cooler, she said there's something in the fabric that cools down your arms.
I wore them a few time, nut it wasn't really hot out, I'll give them another go since Summer finally arrived for us.

You know what they say about white... It reflects the sun/heat.
I got my Camelback in whit

Mansram01 07-06-12 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 14444601)


Wow! This is hot! Makes me want to replace my black (and too narrow) Ciamillo Zero Gravity brakes. Very nice!

lgvincent 07-06-12 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3 (Post 14445588)



Oh dopey me. Thanks for the help!

BTM87 07-07-12 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by Pilky (Post 14429347)

Weird...just bought those same tires on Friday and 2 of the same waterbottles today. Also got new bar tape today

http://i50.tinypic.com/2q3stw7.jpg

As she currently sits...I'll probably ditch the blue eventually but at least its different :)

http://i47.tinypic.com/m8ih5h.jpg

FPSDavid 07-07-12 04:36 PM

Garmin 500 Bundle (Cadence, Speed, Premium Heart Rate)
http://www.hitechreview.com/uploads/...n-Edge-500.jpg

Praxis Works 50/34 Chainrings (Black/Black)
http://shop.praxis-works.com/images/...0PM%281%29.png

rekmeyata 07-07-12 05:30 PM

I tried the Podium Chill bottle last year and it didn't keep my liquids as cold for as long as the Polar bottles. I froze a full Polar bottle solid and could ride for 3 hours in 95 degree heat and still have a frozen ball in the bottle with a cold drink, the Podium would only last 2 hours then it was cool not cold. I went back to the Polar bottles. The Podium was easier to squeeze but I never had a problem squeezing the Polar bottles so I don't see the point in that. Also the Podium is made of thinner plastic, probably why it's easier to squeeze, it fell onto the pavement and sprung a leak, something the Polars never do.

JustinNY 07-07-12 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by BTM87 (Post 14451839)
Weird...just bought those same tires on Friday and 2 of the same waterbottles today. Also got new bar tape today

http://i50.tinypic.com/2q3stw7.jpg

As she currently sits...I'll probably ditch the blue eventually but at least its different :)

http://i47.tinypic.com/m8ih5h.jpg

Needs more silver seatpost

AlphaDogg 07-07-12 05:37 PM

Quik stik. I've used them before at the bike co-op where I volunteer, and they make changing tires/tubes very easy.

http://www.wrightexercise.com/images/QwikStick.jpg

BTM87 07-07-12 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by JustinNY (Post 14452129)
Needs more silver seatpost

not a bad idea, maybe I'll throw the original one back on tomorrow

LowCel 07-07-12 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by BTM87 (Post 14452169)
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?

BTM87 07-07-12 07:13 PM

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.

rekmeyata 07-07-12 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by AlphaDogg (Post 14452137)
Quik stik. I've used them before at the bike co-op where I volunteer, and they make changing tires/tubes very easy.


http://www.wrightexercise.com/images/QwikStick.jpg

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.

BTM87 07-08-12 11:26 AM

couple odds and ends I forgot to get yesterday and a tool for my saddlebag :)

http://i47.tinypic.com/34z0z14.jpg

bikerjp 07-08-12 11:46 AM

Zipp bars, stem, seat post.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-O...7/IMG_0244.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q...7/IMG_0245.JPG

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.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7...8/IMG_0246.jpg

ancker 07-08-12 08:06 PM

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. :)

Rimmer 07-09-12 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by AlphaDogg (Post 14452137)
Quik stik. I've used them before at the bike co-op where I volunteer, and they make changing tires/tubes very easy.

http://www.wrightexercise.com/images/QwikStick.jpg

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.

Andy2302 07-09-12 05:59 PM

An insulated water bottle.
So much better.

rangerdavid 07-11-12 06:15 AM

1 Attachment(s)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=260882

got a Quarq power meter. I 'll get it installed next week after the ride I've signed up for this weekend.

Nachoman 07-11-12 08:53 PM

1 Attachment(s)
http://www.bikebling.com/v/vspfiles/...-Jersey-2T.jpg
and
http://windinmyface.com/images/gear/...kSoftFlask.jpg

bored117 07-11-12 09:05 PM

http://www.abuslock.com/Portals/0/th...k%20Marine.jpg+http://www.abuslock.com/Portals/0/th...2_92W_65_a.jpg

alexaschwanden 07-12-12 12:23 AM

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.
http://s1024.photobucket.com/albums/...filter=noflash


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