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Virten 11-07-12 10:26 PM

Just dropped almost $200 in nutrition products. Can't wait to try these out. Been training w/o any recovery products except for stuffing myself with a big meal post ride.

Elduderino2412 11-09-12 07:47 AM

Just bought a really slow road bike:p
http://www.airbornebicycles.com/imag...bs/0000308.png

D1G1N1XY 11-09-12 07:37 PM

6 Attachment(s)
Base Layers
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282843http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282844
Jerseys
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282845http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282846http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282847
New Rims
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282848

alexaschwanden 11-10-12 12:40 PM

I bought a pair of Smith Optics goggles for winter riding.

Mike F 11-10-12 01:04 PM

^ Curious how they work out :) I ride when its dark so I cant wear sunglasses and my eyes tear up in the cold.

youcoming 11-10-12 03:17 PM

Parlee Z5,with DA 9000, will post pictures when it arrives.

MileHighMark 11-10-12 05:39 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8...ca56d0d28a.jpg


http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=1415

PatrickGSR94 11-10-12 06:09 PM

Finally got a new seat post to replace the greasy cut off post on the KHS. Now finally the fit is much closer to that of the road bike.

http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/Trek...roducts/78383?

TheOtherBob 11-10-12 07:04 PM

I bought a CAAD10-5 today -- but don't get it until Monday (wanted it in White, and they only had Black, so they've got to bring it in). Pretty excited. Next step is to explore clipless pedals.

Jeepnut22 11-11-12 12:13 AM

For the Spooky build...

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/im.../20581_i_1.jpg

Drag 11-11-12 01:06 AM


Originally Posted by southern rider (Post 14926297)
@Drag...that pic rocks

Thanx. These are just some pics of a build that I've been working on the past month. I'm breaking the rules a bit since a lot of these items were procured over the course of the last year or so.

http://www.cianperez.com/photos/d/893-2/B5BT3149.jpg

ozgur.nevres 11-11-12 07:28 AM

Veloflex Master 700x23c Clincher tires

http://cycling-passion.com/2012/09/0...tires-700x23c/

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1...flexmaster.jpg

kenmcchord 11-11-12 07:51 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283035

Got an '05 Sworks that I am upgrading and rebuilding. just ordered the following on performance bike website (double points this weekend).

Dura Ace compact crank... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283038

Dura Ace RD-7900 rear derailleur... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283040

Dura Ace CS-7900 cassette, 11/28... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283041

Dura Ace CN-7901 chain... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283043

Dura Ace SM-BB7900 bottom bracket... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283044

Shimano shift and brake cables and housings. That should do it, I was looking to get the compact crank on for a while, guess being over 50 I am tired of grinding the hills. I'm sure there will be some miscellaneous purchases to make to finish this repair up, but that should do it. BTW, the rear derailleur was necessary to get a cassette larger than a 25T to work.

I will be having wheels built for the bike, whenever I hear from PSIMET wheels! :thumb:

pkemp227 11-11-12 08:08 AM

Just bought a new pair of 2012 mavic pro road shoes!!! Theyre the best shoes ive ever owned! :)

bianchi10 11-11-12 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by kenmcchord (Post 14936599)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283035

Got an '05 Sworks that I am upgrading and rebuilding. just ordered the following on performance bike website (double points this weekend).

Dura Ace compact crank... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283038

Dura Ace RD-7900 rear derailleur... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283040

Dura Ace CS-7900 cassette, 11/28... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283041

Dura Ace CN-7901 chain... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283043

Dura Ace SM-BB7900 bottom bracket... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=283044

Shimano shift and brake cables and housings. That should do it, I was looking to get the compact crank on for a while, guess being over 50 I am tired of grinding the hills. I'm sure there will be some miscellaneous purchases to make to finish this repair up, but that should do it. BTW, the rear derailleur was necessary to get a cassette larger than a 25T to work.

I will be having wheels built for the bike, whenever I hear from PSIMET wheels! :thumb:

No offense to pismit because he has a good reputation and builds good wheels. It just seems odd to me that you would drop A LOT of skrilla on a full dura ace set up and then choose pismit wheels as your choice. Again, no offense intended. That dura ace cassette retails for $300+

BykOfALesserGod 11-11-12 10:37 AM

Park 15mm cone wrench for my brake mounts

Mike F 11-11-12 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 14936930)
No offense to pismit because he has a good reputation and builds good wheels. It just seems odd to me that you would drop A LOT of skrilla on a full dura ace set up and then choose pismit wheels as your choice. Again, no offense intended. That dura ace cassette retails for $300+

I agree with your statement but on the same topic but kinda off topic...Velo News did a wheel comparison of some very expensive wheels and threw PSIMETS in too. Although they didnt rate as high as the $2000+ wheels the author said some positive things about them :)

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/...chase_264284/2

For the record Im a "Boyd" kinda guy :)

Drag 11-11-12 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 14936930)
No offense to pismit because he has a good reputation and builds good wheels. It just seems odd to me that you would drop A LOT of skrilla on a full dura ace set up and then choose pismit wheels as your choice. Again, no offense intended. That dura ace cassette retails for $300+

Curious... Individual riders and Teams are racing on Psimet wheels and winning on them. So what wheels do you deem "adequate" for this particular build?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9-3YAzES1v...d+23+start.PNG

NWS Alpine 11-11-12 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by Mike F (Post 14937036)
I agree with your statement but on the same topic but kinda off topic...Velo News did a wheel comparison of some very expensive wheels and threw PSIMETS in too. Although they didnt rate as high as the $2000+ wheels the author said some positive things about them :)

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/...chase_264284/2

For the record Im a "Boyd" kinda guy :)

PSIMET shines when you need custom wheels. Boyds are fantastic built wheels at a hell of a price. With PSIMET you can build whatever you want and even use ENVE rims etc.

PSIMETs cyclocross wheel system is his main bread and butter in that industry right now.

kenmcchord 11-11-12 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 14936930)
No offense to pismit because he has a good reputation and builds good wheels. It just seems odd to me that you would drop A LOT of skrilla on a full dura ace set up and then choose pismit wheels as your choice. Again, no offense intended. That dura ace cassette retails for $300+

Actually the cassette was 189.99 and I chose it because I like the idea of titanium for those top four gears. I went with the dura ace because that's what I've currently got and I wanted to keep the bike consistent. Probably a lame excuse, but really the prices were not that bad (I got everything for around 900). Actually I pondered the idea of moving over to an Ultegra Di2 but it doubled the price of the dura ace stuff and that just seemed impractical.

I am certainly open to recommendations regarding wheels. I am still pretty new to working on my bike and this will be the first wheel build I've ever ordered. Truth is that I was just hoping to communicate with someone so that I could have wheels built for my specific needs (I weigh 203) and I saw good things written about PSIMET. What would you recommend? I am also interested in getting a power tap built into the hub, and I knew that PSIMET has that option.

Should be clear by now I don't have a lot of experience with this. Please, your recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks!

antmeeks 11-11-12 08:09 PM

My most recent cycling-related purchase:
http://www.phoenixgsg.com/images/Bacitracin_opt[1].png

bianchi10 11-11-12 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by Drag (Post 14937183)
Curious... Individual riders and Teams are racing on Psimet wheels and winning on them. So what wheels do you deem "adequate" for this particular build?

Like I said, it isn't a matter of it not being "Adequate". Just surprising to see a FULL DA build and Psimet wheelset. As I said before, psimet wheels are good and have a good following/reputation. What I was emplying was that you have a top shelf "Name Brand" that every single cyclist has heard of with a wheelset that frankly isn't. Would be like if he had a full DA groupo matched with forte stem/bars and seatpost. All stuff that will work, some of which is fairly light and strong but considered to be a cheaper option among cyclists.

Ken, you have several choices but it depend on your budget or comfortable spending. You could spend a lot on enve, reynolds, williams or zipp wheels for a well known name brand OR if you wanted to go with wheels that I would personally put in the same catagory of great quality but not as well known....Boyd (My personal preference simply because I think they look the best out of this group), psimet, neuvation, september or soul. I know boyd and soul offer powertap, but sure about the others. when chosing from the secondary (not so name brand on the streets) group you just need to chose based on price and appearance. quality among them are all about equal.

valygrl 11-12-12 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by kenmcchord (Post 14936599)
....
I will be having wheels built for the bike, whenever I hear from PSIMET wheels! ....

wheelbuilder.com

kenmcchord 11-12-12 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 14938844)
Like I said, it isn't a matter of it not being "Adequate". Just surprising to see a FULL DA build and Psimet wheelset. As I said before, psimet wheels are good and have a good following/reputation. What I was emplying was that you have a top shelf "Name Brand" that every single cyclist has heard of with a wheelset that frankly isn't. Would be like if he had a full DA groupo matched with forte stem/bars and seatpost. All stuff that will work, some of which is fairly light and strong but considered to be a cheaper option among cyclists.

Ken, you have several choices but it depend on your budget or comfortable spending. You could spend a lot on enve, reynolds, williams or zipp wheels for a well known name brand OR if you wanted to go with wheels that I would personally put in the same catagory of great quality but not as well known....Boyd (My personal preference simply because I think they look the best out of this group), psimet, neuvation, september or soul. I know boyd and soul offer powertap, but sure about the others. when chosing from the secondary (not so name brand on the streets) group you just need to chose based on price and appearance. quality among them are all about equal.

Thanks a bunch for the recommendations. I've been cruising these builders websites and it seems that enve wheels are probably the best out there. That said I find the prices to be all about the same, right around $2300 for a wheel build with power tap (G3). What I guess I am confused with is that the Boyd wheels come in at the same price as enve when I priced them out at neuvation. So I guess the confusion is about where the savings is in the boyd wheels. Plus, I have a lot to think about here because I am not a racer, rather I'm a 52 year old guy that is enjoying cycling more and more. The power tap is something that I was hoping would help me improve my climbing ability, and I'm going to be "upping the ante" in 2013 by taking on more difficult hill rides (Mt. Mitchell in May, along with a Carmichael training camp in March).

So lots to think about. Thanks again for the recommendations!
ken

valygrl 11-12-12 08:46 AM

So... why do you want deep carbon wheels if you are not racing?
The braking performance in the rain is horrible, they are not that light, they are very expensive, and handling them in the wind is a bear.

Apart from their esthetics, if you are not racing, there is little need. You can get a really good set of durable, light aluminum wheels (like a Hed Belgium or Velocity A23) with a powertap for a LOT less money.

I have a set of Zipps with a powertap that I bought for time trial races, and even thought they look great on my road bike, I barely used them on that this year - one race, a few training rides - since my alu. wheelset is so much more versatile and useable.


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