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Hoshnasi 07-12-12 12:36 AM


Originally Posted by Rimmer (Post 14459409)
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.

ColinL 07-12-12 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by Nachoman (Post 14469799)

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.

JustinNY 07-12-12 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by ancker (Post 14455528)
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...

DaveWC 07-12-12 08:35 AM

I notice that this just shipped:

http://www.boydcycling.com/product_i...44847_zoom.jpg

combined with this:

http://www.boydcycling.com/product_i...49578_zoom.jpg

As well I've got this coming:

https://www.primalwear.com/images/Pr...m/PFW1J20M.jpg

Sir Real 07-12-12 11:21 AM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...712_131707.jpg

Cowboy905 07-12-12 04:19 PM

just picked up a set of Fast Forward F5R's

http://blog-imgs-46.fc2.com/v/e/d/ve...0100717004.jpg

AlphaDogg 07-12-12 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by Cowboy905 (Post 14473620)
just picked up a set of Fast Forward F5R's

http://blog-imgs-46.fc2.com/v/e/d/ve...0100717004.jpg

Those are H-O-T HOT!

PhotoJoe 07-12-12 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by Perp (Post 14444265)

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.

jamboo 07-12-12 06:22 PM

http://www.bikeforums.net/webkit-fak...886/image.tiff

BTM87 07-13-12 09:33 PM

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

http://i.imgur.com/S41zN.jpg

Perp 07-14-12 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by PhotoJoe (Post 14473670)
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...

mac4095 07-14-12 12:52 PM

Louis Garneau comp bib and coma 2 jersey. On sale and had enough points (PB) so I got them.

http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/IMAG0395.jpg

KoolAidnPizza 07-14-12 04:18 PM

Carbon cage to replace the sketchy aluminum one. And new bar tape- doesn't match (might post it on hot or not just to see them weep) :P

Golfster 07-14-12 11:44 PM

New Wheels
 
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Jeepnut22 07-15-12 01:34 AM

http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/3t-dori...black-zoom.jpg

Parts for my next build are almost set...

Tom Pedale 07-15-12 02:21 PM

The list is beginning to get a bit long:

Bought:
New Conti folding tires.
130 mm Specialized Comp stem

In next week or 2:
Toupe Expert saddle
S-Works bar tape

Nachoman 07-15-12 03:39 PM

http://www.bikeshopliquidators.com/i...m/FOOD5028.jpg
I thought I'd try Montana Huckleberry. My normal flavor, espresso, was out of stock.

Roadie607 07-18-12 12:28 PM

ANOTHER bottom bracket tool........I'm up to 5.

Roadie607 07-18-12 12:31 PM

Got the same one as my first pump from the LBS too. The owner saw me picking up a el cheapo one and told me to spend the extra $$$ on the Bontrager. I've never thought twice about it.

JakiChan 07-18-12 01:17 PM

http://img.artscyclery.com/big/SP1PRSB-1.jpg

Daddy needed some shoes.

AlphaDogg 07-18-12 01:59 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170869153368#ht_958wt_1185

New chain. My old cheapie KMC that came on the bike got to 1/16" wear (stretch) over 12 links after only 1300 miles, so I decided it was time for an upgrade.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/New-KMC-X10SL...Gow~~60_58.JPG

TRTL 07-18-12 02:26 PM

getting started
 
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/g...d/DSC_0413.jpg
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http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/g...d/DSC_0415.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/g...d/DSC_0414.jpg

st3venb 07-19-12 07:54 PM

Finally got myself a better helmet... the $40 specialized that I was wearing was heavy and HOT.

http://www.learnfitness.com/wp-conte..._red_black.jpg

DevinL 07-19-12 08:05 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...717_125822.jpg

Brushed aluminum and pretty Sram Rival carbon parts.

This is only half od the list... the rest was also from a local bike shop. Ridiculous.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/35896/Scree...02.12%20PM.png

joeturner 07-19-12 08:11 PM

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Will be my first home build!


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