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Old 01-25-13, 07:23 AM
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What bars are those?
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Old 01-25-13, 07:41 AM
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Got this Garmin Edge 800. Waiting for the K-Edge mount.

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Two new Bontrager 700 x 23-25C tubes and a pair of tire levers that are more compact than my other ones, from the LBS yesterday after my rear bike tire lost all pressure suddenly while sitting in my office.
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Old 01-25-13, 09:22 AM
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Waiting on a Ribble delivery -

Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX x 2
Michelin Lithion II x 2
KMC X10.93

Pretty good sale - total, incl shipping, was a hair under $120.
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WhyFi, you will love the Vittoria tires. Only problem is that they wear out fast.

I am pretty much set up with gear andequipment.

But I recently bought a Pearl Izumi softshell jacket. It has been unseasonably cold (for SoCal) and I want to find away to stay warmer.
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Got this Garmin Edge 800. Waiting for the K-Edge mount.

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Old 01-25-13, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
WhyFi, you will love the Vittoria tires. Only problem is that they wear out fast.
....now I'm wondering if I should buy another pair before the pricing changes...
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Old 01-25-13, 10:26 AM
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4 spare tubes
3 protein bars
2 Dura Ace hubs
and a fraaaaaame pump foooor myyyyyyy bike.

(sung to the tune of 12 days of christmas)
oh, and 2 more GP4000S because I used my last spare a few weeks ago.
The hubs are for a new wheel building project I'm embarking on.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
....now I'm wondering if I should buy another pair before the pricing changes...
You should get a second set.

I run Vittorias in my Bianchi and Bottecchia and Veloflex on the Colnago. I am always looking for sales to stock up.

But I emphasize again, you will love the Vittorias. A supple and compliant ride that makes even rough roads feel smooth.
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Old 01-25-13, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
You should get a second set.

I run Vittorias in my Bianchi and Bottecchia and Veloflex on the Colnago. I am always looking for sales to stock up.

But I emphasize again, you will love the Vittorias. A supple and compliant ride that makes even rough roads feel smooth.
Well, if you can stomach blue, white or red, they're on sale for $29/ea at Ribble. Same price for the black in 20mm.
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Originally Posted by jerrayy
From the FAQ on Tioga-USA's website:

"In the particular case of the SPYDER and SPYDER TWIN-TAIL saddles, the articulating shell is not only designed to absorb energy, but also to support the rider’s weight. To avoid any inadvertent failure of the saddle due to fatigue, Tioga especially urge users to replace it with another SPYDER saddle once a year."

Are they really serious?
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Old 01-25-13, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by nhluhr
From the FAQ on Tioga-USA's website:

"In the particular case of the SPYDER and SPYDER TWIN-TAIL saddles, the articulating shell is not only designed to absorb energy, but also to support the rider’s weight. To avoid any inadvertent failure of the saddle due to fatigue, Tioga especially urge users to replace it with another SPYDER saddle once a year."

Are they really serious?
Well I'm assuming that's geared towards the heavier riders. I'm only 135lbs so I think I should be okay
I also don't ride very much, only about 50-100km a week in the spring and summer
There's been a lot of controversy over this "Replace every year" rule that Tioga has
Some people have developed breaking in the web within a year, others have had the saddle for over two years and have had no problems
only time will tell
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Old 01-25-13, 09:38 PM
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[h=1]Specialized
[/h][h=2] Comp-Set Multi-Position Stem

120mm

Now the bike fits like it should, and when summer hits and I can cut out these layers I have the option of going lower.


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some rock 'n' roll lube from the LBS
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Old 01-26-13, 08:24 AM
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How's the fit on these? Generous toe box, Euro skinny or somewhere in between?
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New pair of Bontrager Road Shoes..

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
How's the fit on these? Generous toe box, Euro skinny or somewhere in between?
Theyre on the skinny side (compared to my old specialized which didnt fit) i have relatively narrow feet, and i tried on a different pair of Giro shoes to get the right size, and then ordered these based on reviews (never actually trying them on). At fist i was scared because there is A LOT of toe room, but that was soon disregarded because of the fact that they fit so snug on my narrow feet. The offset straps allow you to crank them down without cutting off circulation. So far I LOVE them. Only have about 200-300 miles in them, and still not totally broken in. But theyre already way more comfortable than my previous shoes.

In terms of general fit, theyre on the skinny side (around the foot) but the toe has room
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Veloplugs...

My fingers hurt................BAD
Told ya, hahahaha.
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Originally Posted by zeb1117
Theyre on the skinny side (compared to my old specialized which didnt fit) i have relatively narrow feet, and i tried on a different pair of Giro shoes to get the right size, and then ordered these based on reviews (never actually trying them on). At fist i was scared because there is A LOT of toe room, but that was soon disregarded because of the fact that they fit so snug on my narrow feet. The offset straps allow you to crank them down without cutting off circulation. So far I LOVE them. Only have about 200-300 miles in them, and still not totally broken in. But theyre already way more comfortable than my previous shoes.

In terms of general fit, theyre on the skinny side (around the foot) but the toe has room
Thanks for the feedback. Not encouraging for my wide-ish feet, but reading more, they say that they have a flatter (non-cupped) footbed that may accommodate wider feet... guess I'll have to track down a local retailer.
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