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rangerdavid 03-27-13 05:14 AM

Man that's one sweet looking frame!! .... and man, it's light!! close to, or lighter than the C'dale Evo..... Nice choice !!!

dbf73 03-27-13 07:02 AM

LowCel - what is that frame? can't read the lettering

rekmeyata 03-27-13 07:48 AM

Being unemployed I have to watch expenses especially since their not paying unemployment now due to sequester! Fortunately because I was and am such a tightwad I have no personal debt and investments covering me financially. So when it comes to buying something for a hobby that's a want and not a need I have difficult time justifying it. Buttt, yesterday Nashbar had a big sale going on so I broke down and bought this since I always wanted a HRM but couldn't justify one by itself, and the ones that did both a bike computer and HRM were expensive, not this one: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...76_-1___202553 They had a 21% off code as well yesterday that basically made the shipping and taxes free. So I'll have a new toy to figure out how to use, but I needed a bike computer, have one now but I needed another so I put this on my main road bike and transfer the other to one of the other bikes, then I'll be able to track my progress...or lack of progress! Maybe I shouldn't have bought it, not sure I want to know I'm doing bad or have to do much better!!!

nhluhr 03-27-13 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by dbf73 (Post 15436750)
LowCel - what is that frame? can't read the lettering

To the optometrist you go! It says Parlee in two places.

WhyFi 03-27-13 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by nhluhr (Post 15437056)
To the optometrist you go! It says Parlee in two places.

The relatively low contrast might be tough to see on a poorly calibrated monitor. A lot of monitors are poorly calibrated.

gc3 03-27-13 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by dbf73 (Post 15436750)
LowCel - what is that frame? can't read the lettering

ummm...that's the point (irony aside)...

LowCel 03-27-13 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by dbf73 (Post 15436750)
LowCel - what is that frame? can't read the lettering

Parlee Z5 SLi

Ordered some more goodies last night.

Blackburn Camber carbon matte cages
Innovations Air Chuck Elite Inflator
SRAM BB30 Bottom Bracket
Whisky carbon stem spacers
Shimano DI2 grommets (6 mm)
Shimano E-tube wire cover set
Quarq adhesive magnets

rekmeyata 03-27-13 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by nhluhr (Post 15437056)
To the optometrist you go! It says Parlee in two places.

I can't read it either, and my monitor's not bad, not the greatest either. Problem is the letters tops and bottoms curve around the tube so you can't make out what the letters are. Anyway nice bike, I bet you can't wait to slap some components on and take it out for a spin. Make into a fixie...just kidding!

AMFJ 03-27-13 09:52 AM

http://www.labicicletta.com/media/ca...mastik-one.jpg

LowCel 03-27-13 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 15437149)
I can't read it either, and my monitor's not bad, not the greatest either. Problem is the letters tops and bottoms curve around the tube so you can't make out what the letters are. Anyway nice bike, I bet you can't wait to slap some components on and take it out for a spin. Make into a fixie...just kidding!

Meh, the name really isn't that important anyway. It's just some cheapie that I found in the closeout bin.

gc3 03-27-13 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15437486)
Meh, the name really isn't that important anyway. It's just some cheapie that I found in the closeout bin.

I believe the critical component of the response ought to be "if you have to ask"....

rekmeyata 03-27-13 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15437486)
Meh, the name really isn't that important anyway. It's just some cheapie that I found in the closeout bin.

Cheapie? HAHAHAHA. If you got that bike cheap I liked to shop where you shop!!

e2rider 03-28-13 04:01 PM

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Bont Vaypor+ shoes. Just ordered them online and am waiting for delivery.

Sure hope these mark the end of my multi-year search for a shoe that fits me properly.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=307448

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=307449

e2rider 03-28-13 04:16 PM

Where'd you get RX versions of those sunglasses? I'm looking for some but I fear my Rx is too strong (-7 diopter).

Kuotient 03-28-13 07:26 PM

Finished up building my (first!) wheelset. DT Swiss 350 hubs with H+Son Archetype rims.

http://f.cl.ly/items/3D1k300A1i092W1...325_210600.jpg
http://cl.ly/NtZX/IMG_20130326_153155.jpg

Finally made the leap from mountain bike shoes and SPDs on my road bike to road shoes and SPD-SLs! These are Shimano R107 shoes and I bought black 105 pedals with them.

http://cl.ly/NtpX/IMG_20130327_222244-1.jpg

gc3 03-28-13 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by e2rider (Post 15442724)
Where'd you get RX versions of those sunglasses? I'm looking for some but I fear my Rx is too strong (-7 diopter).

check out sport optical website (located in Denver) they'll let you know what frames they can fit your prescription into...Good people

tru1shot 03-28-13 10:48 PM

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Most recent thing I bought for my bike was a piece of 1" OD 3/4" ID 6061 aluminum tube:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=307489


Which had a couple day's worth of free time put into it to become this:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=307490

My old Peugeot has an odd seatpost size, 23 something or other i don't remember off the top of my head. But the old chrome steel seatpost needed to be put on a diet, so a new, custom milled and drilled alloy ought to work!

ebow3d 03-29-13 12:29 AM


Originally Posted by tru1shot (Post 15443828)
Most recent thing I bought for my bike was a piece of 1" OD 3/4" ID 6061 aluminum tube:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=307489


Which had a couple day's worth of free time put into it to become this:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=307490

My old Peugeot has an odd seatpost size, 23 something or other i don't remember off the top of my head. But the old chrome steel seatpost needed to be put on a diet, so a new, custom milled and drilled alloy ought to work!

That's very cool. You should post that over at the c&v forum too.

Overgawa 03-29-13 10:33 AM

Got myself a dinky 6 litre (380g) backpack today. It should hold the essentials.
http://www.deuter.com/img/backpack/3...aride_0510.jpg

ThinLine 03-29-13 02:19 PM

Just bought: A new Lyzene Classic floor pump (white), New Fizik Antares K:ium saddle (white/red), Bike wipes, wheel bag (cutter) and a new tire (Continental GP 4000S 23mm) for my new HED H3 trispoke wheel (front) or yeah and a package of stinger waffles energy disks.

primov8 03-29-13 05:18 PM

I gues a custom paint job counts as a purchase too. A teaser shot of my Noah Pro from the custom painter.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8...4e7d16de_c.jpg

Nerull 03-29-13 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by e2rider (Post 15442724)
Where'd you get RX versions of those sunglasses? I'm looking for some but I fear my Rx is too strong (-7 diopter).

Pearl Vision. The RX versions are not cheap, especially with the OO lenses, but luckily none of it came out of my pocket. ;)

I don't remember what the limit on their lenses is. I seem to remember that Tifosi polycarbs only go to -3. I only need -0.5, so almost anything works for me.

The Radars seem to be the popular cycling glasses of the month, but the RX versions look kinda dorky - google image search Oakley Radar RX. I went with the Flak Jacket XLJ and you can't tell they're RX at all without putting them on. The lenses look like any other sunglasses.

If you must Radar-style have full wraps, I think Ruby Project has some full-lens options.

bianchi10 03-29-13 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by primov8 (Post 15446482)
I gues a custom paint job counts as a purchase too. A teaser shot of my Noah Pro from the custom painter.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8...4e7d16de_c.jpg

I cant freaking wait to see the entire bike!!!

bianchi10 03-29-13 05:51 PM

Now that I have purchased them, I can post them here.

Be ENVE'ious.....

Enve 45 clinchers
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/IMG_2779.jpg

LowCel 03-29-13 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by primov8 (Post 15446482)
I gues a custom paint job counts as a purchase too. A teaser shot of my Noah Pro from the custom painter.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8...4e7d16de_c.jpg


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 15446589)
Now that I have purchased them, I can post them here.

Be ENVE'ious.....

Enve 45 clinchers
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/IMG_2779.jpg

Soooooo jealous of both of your new acquisitions.


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