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Old 07-27-12, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
I ordered the compact as well. Not sure if I will use the power balance feature or not, don't know that it will really do much for me. I have been wrong before though.
I got mine installed two weeks ago.. I just love it!! You guys are going to really enjoy that quarq too!!
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Old 07-27-12, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
I got mine installed two weeks ago.. I just love it!! You guys are going to really enjoy that quarq too!!
I already have a quarq, this one is for my time trial bike. I'm hoping that my S975 quarq doesn't get jealous of the pretty new red one.
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Old 07-27-12, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by echotraveler View Post
primov8!! thats one nice build!! show us the frame!!
I don't want to be rude, so here's how it looks at the moment. The Recon gold-anodized cassette, 3T rotundo bar, Elite sior cages arrives tomorrow and I'll be 75% done with the build. The saddle and 5mm tall headset bearing cover should arrive by Wednesday. The brake shoes are just about rubbing on the fork so a I'll need to make a trip to the hardware store for a couple of washers to push the caliper forward.

Oh, and a new saddle for the Noah Pro. A Romin 143 which feels so much better than the previous Selle Italia SLR Team I was riding on. I almost bought a black Romin 143 for the Merak but I'm gonna try out the monolink setup and see how it feels.



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Old 07-27-12, 08:58 PM
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Not a purchase but I won a sweepstakes, Head to Toe giveaway from Louis Garneau. Have to say that I'm pretty psyched.
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Old 07-27-12, 11:20 PM
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I replaced my broken helmet with a black Giro Indicator helmet.
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Old 07-27-12, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaymadd View Post
Not a purchase but I won a sweepstakes, Head to Toe giveaway from Louis Garneau. Have to say that I'm pretty psyched.
suh-weet! honestly, I don't know that I would buy much if any of that stuff, but I'd damn sure use free gear.
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Old 07-28-12, 05:27 PM
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Agreed ColinL, nothing beats free stuff. I'm anxious to try the carbon pro shoes and the shorts since this will be my first time using bibs.
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Old 07-28-12, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by primov8 View Post
I don't want to be rude, so here's how it looks at the moment. The Recon gold-anodized cassette, 3T rotundo bar, Elite sior cages arrives tomorrow and I'll be 75% done with the build. The saddle and 5mm tall headset bearing cover should arrive by Wednesday. The brake shoes are just about rubbing on the fork so a I'll need to make a trip to the hardware store for a couple of washers to push the caliper forward.

Oh, and a new saddle for the Noah Pro. A Romin 143 which feels so much better than the previous Selle Italia SLR Team I was riding on. I almost bought a black Romin 143 for the Merak but I'm gonna try out the monolink setup and see how it feels.



GOOD LORD!thats a Drool piece, id love one of them...
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Old 07-28-12, 09:48 PM
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Old 07-28-12, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
I replaced my broken helmet with a black Giro Indicator helmet.
Cool! Wait... Why?
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Old 07-28-12, 10:51 PM
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Well because the last helmet was damaged And not safe so I am replacing it.
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Old 07-28-12, 11:25 PM
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Re: Recent Purchase

Well



After the delivery of my Frejus, I notice that the hand breaks had been changed replaced, and although they are vintage as well, I decided to go for the 1968 Vintage Universal Breaks Set, same set I had on my first Frejus. They ran me some bucks, but they are NIB, so my Frejus will be that much better looking, not to mention safer at stops...Happy Riding...

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Old 07-29-12, 12:00 PM
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May I ask what you do for a living?
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Old 07-29-12, 12:25 PM
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May I ask what you do for a living?

Takes pictures of his bikes for this thread
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Old 07-29-12, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
just got the compact version:



Aree you using the power balance feature?
Damn the new Red Cranks mean business
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Old 07-29-12, 05:22 PM
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Outstanding brakes
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Old 07-29-12, 06:48 PM
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Damn the new Red Cranks mean business
You noticed that is the $2,050 red crank right?
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Old 07-29-12, 10:06 PM
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Mine soon to be a pair of 58 mm Boyd clinchers!
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Old 07-29-12, 11:53 PM
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May I ask what you do for a living?
It is not as much about what you do for a living as what you do with your money.
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Old 07-30-12, 07:02 AM
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May I ask what you do for a living?
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Don't forget the other threads... HOT or NOT, What bike do you have, Cult of Caad, etc..

Both my wife and I are professionals in healthcare; I am a physical therapist and she is a nurse practitioner. We are also partners in 4 different private healthcare facilities/practices.
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Outstanding brakes
No other brakeset but the THM Fibula for a very unique frameset. Simply outstanding.
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Old 07-30-12, 07:15 AM
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Bought Avid BB7 mechanical discs for my cross project. It's a Cannondale hybrid which currently has Shimano Deore hydraulics, but I can't use hydraulics with Ultegra shifters.
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Old 07-31-12, 10:57 PM
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Got a new Bontrager RXL seatpost. Raised up my seatpost up a bit and the portion that was in the seat tube was all scuffed up... so I decided to buy a new one.
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Old 07-31-12, 11:13 PM
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The guy at the LBS said "Oh, is it cyclocross season already?"
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Old 08-01-12, 03:07 AM
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a pair of panaracer closer for recent competition

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Old 08-01-12, 07:20 AM
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This thing:


Holux GPS Sport 245

It's my first GPS for my bike, so it took me quite a while to figure it out. Riding my bike around my building in my cargo shorts and flip flops to save data.

For reference if someone else buys this, the software that came with it didn't work with Google maps. The version that came with it is 1.05. You must load 2.01, which you can easily find by searching on Google. Google changed the API key and the 1.05 won't work with it, you'll keep getting error messages. Once I figured this out, though (and reloaded about 3 times) it works like a charm.

Just in time for my first century tomorrow!
On the century ride the thing just shut off after 78 miles, losing all data! So I contacted the dealer I got it from in China, then decided to take it out again Monday for a nice ride around Hemlock and Conesus Lakes in NY, hoping to at least get some data. Unfortunately, going down a steep hill on a very broken up road the unit flew off its bracket (which is very unsatisfactory for holding it), bounced on the pavement a couple of times and into the brush. Took me quite a while to find it. It looked surprisingly good for the abuse it just took. Of course it has some scratches on it. So now I'm trying to get the dealer to give me a replacement, but they have no way of knowing if I didn't cause the issue by dropping it so I'm not sure if they'll take it back. Should've gotten a Garmin. D'oh!
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