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Elduderino2412 07-01-13 07:46 PM

Bought this(standard rings) to replace older version FSA SL-K Light cranks.
http://blog.artscyclery.com/wp-conte...4.35.47-PM.png

theanimal 07-02-13 07:05 PM

I just got these in the mail. Funny thing though, I could have sworn I heard angels singing when I opened the box :0)
Look Keo Blade Carbon Titanium pedals for the new Fuji SSt
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps006ccf0f.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...psfb1ad35f.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps486328f1.jpg

SpeshulEd 07-02-13 11:00 PM


Originally Posted by theanimal (Post 15808412)
I just got these in the mail. Funny thing though, I could have sworn I heard angels singing when I opened the box :0)
Look Keo Blade Carbon Titanium pedals for the new Fuji SSt
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps006ccf0f.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...psfb1ad35f.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps486328f1.jpg

Nice and Ti axles too! I've been eyeballing these pedals as well.

zacster 07-03-13 04:06 AM

Bought the Park cable cutter. I was up to 4 bikes that needed some kind of cable work in my house. I figured it was $9/cut this way, much cheaper than having the shop do the whole job.

I also bought a full Campy derailleur cable set. I needed 2 derailleur cables and one piece of housing for 3 of the 4 bikes, and this one set had everything I needed. The 4th bike needs brake cables, and has needed them since I first got the bike 30 years ago! The braking on that bike has always been stiff, and it has those old Modolo Kronos levers. New teflon cables might do the trick, and I already have a set of Jagwires.

Rewillia 07-03-13 07:18 AM

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Purchased 07/01/2013, a barely/rarely used 2011 Trek Project One custom ordered Madone 6.9 SSL, US bulit OCLV2 Carbon, Dura-Ace Di2 e, Ultegra 170 50/34 Crankset , F&R brakes, Bontrager RLX wheel set, RXX Stem, RXL Bar set, Ultegra Peds, Duo Tap, Charger.

Like new ride, less than 500 miles on the clock, not ridden by PO in past 10 months.

Took into my local Trek shop, assembled, added air, check out perfect, no other work or parts/repairs needed. My local Trek dealer ran the s/n on bike, all OK, registered it for me, and determined from TREK Proj. One team that, MSRP for this build was right at $8k in Nov 2011, while I paid $2k for it including shipping from Illinois to Texas.

Here it is.....

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...d=327083&stc=1

EditedUpdated 07/03/13;

Today, added new Garmin Edge 810, orderd Knog light set. Will make its local Texas debut Saturday.

KantoBoy 07-03-13 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by theanimal (Post 15808412)
I just got these in the mail. Funny thing though, I could have sworn I heard angels singing when I opened the box :0)
Look Keo Blade Carbon Titanium pedals for the new Fuji SSt

It's all a dream until the pedal body develops a crack.

Register it for warranty. You'll need it.

DaveWC 07-03-13 07:22 AM


Originally Posted by Rewillia (Post 15809822)
Purchased, 2011 Trek Project One custom ordered Madone 6.9 SSL OCLV2 Carbon, Dura-Ace Di2 e, Ultregra CS, brakes, Bontrager RLX wheel set, RXX Stem, RXL Bar set, Ultrega Peds.

Like new ride, less than 500 miles on the clock, not ridden by PO in past 10 months. Took into my local shop, assembled, added air, no other work or parts/repairs needed. Shop, Trek dealer ran s/n on bike, MSRP for build was $8k, I paid $2k delivered. Yahoo :-)

Good job! Enjoy.

theanimal 07-03-13 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by KantoBoy (Post 15809836)
It's all a dream until the pedal body develops a crack.

Register it for warranty. You'll need it.

Good job trying to burst my little bubble. Thanks bro :thumb:

KantoBoy 07-03-13 09:55 PM


Originally Posted by theanimal (Post 15810160)
Good job trying to burst my little bubble. Thanks bro :thumb:

I speak from experience and the numerous feedbacks online.

Amazing pedals yes, but I really think they're only race day pedals. I sold my replacement and went with Speedplays after.

ndredsox 07-04-13 01:10 AM

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Picked up my new road bike yesterday and threw a black saddle/black tape combo today. Also, purchased the Edge 510. Now, just need a dry weekend!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=327176http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=327177

a1penguin 07-04-13 02:19 AM


Originally Posted by ndredsox (Post 15813570)
Picked up my new road bike yesterday and threw a black saddle/black tape combo today. Also, purchased the Edge 510. Now, just need a dry weekend!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=327176http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=327177

Nice looking bike..... but the setup looks a bit unusual.

I hope the pic is before you adjusted the seat; it has a rather large downward angle. That looks like a pretty long stem and stretch. Where is your head when you are on the bike? I test rode a WSD Trek that was too small and my head felt like it was too far forward. Did you try the next frame size up?

ndredsox 07-04-13 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by a1penguin (Post 15813614)
Nice looking bike..... but the setup looks a bit unusual.

I hope the pic is before you adjusted the seat; it has a rather large downward angle. That looks like a pretty long stem and stretch. Where is your head when you are on the bike? I test rode a WSD Trek that was too small and my head felt like it was too far forward. Did you try the next frame size up?

You're right, they do look weird. Not sure why the photo looks all skewed like that. It's on a Cycleops Trainer in the photo, and I was sitting down on the ground - so that combo may produce this. Otherwise, it runs straight and just waiting for 8/14 for my retul fitting.
Frame is a 60cm, stem is a stock 110 race lite, & front hub is hidden while in the drops.

Maverick 861 07-05-13 02:45 PM

Hi all, I'm new to biking... I'm 34 and have always enjoyed biking on a recreational level, but just recently started thinking about training and making it more of my daily lifestyle. I'm 6'2, 185 lbs and in the process of picking up new gear that fits my new goals. I've been reading through all the forums, especially this thread... trying to get a better idea on what to purchase. Any suggestions on the best type of cycling jerseys and shorts to buy? I've been looking at several sites with the big brands like Castelli and ASSOS... like these... http://www.tourcycling.com/category/...rt-sleeve.aspx ...but there's a lot of options and I'm not sure what will be the best fit? Don't want to buy a bunch of new gear, that I'll regret later... any recommendations? Any advice is appreciated!

gc3 07-05-13 02:56 PM

Generic (i.e., no stupid logos) carbon/ti skewers relatively cheap from bikehubstore...gonna ditch the blue accents on the Parlee and go total stealth (with gumwalls) for a bit...
http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...P1030313-M.jpg

kenji666 07-05-13 03:00 PM

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Got a great deal on this Powertap wheelset today on Performancebike.com:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=327468

mustridebikes 07-05-13 03:06 PM

Continental Grand Prix 4000 Bicycle Tire - I picked up the silver ones to go with the white look on the Bianchi

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product

Also some white bar tape because ya can never have clean enough bar tape.

caloso 07-05-13 03:20 PM

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...kY4sYI7VSmpPyf

Tires stayed on, even in 106F heat.

rangerdavid 07-05-13 04:55 PM

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got a Sram Red WiFlii rear D medium cage


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=327480


and a new specialized Romin saddle with carbon rails

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=327481

rekmeyata 07-05-13 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by Maverick 861 (Post 15818356)
Hi all, I'm new to biking... I'm 34 and have always enjoyed biking on a recreational level, but just recently started thinking about training and making it more of my daily lifestyle. I'm 6'2, 185 lbs and in the process of picking up new gear that fits my new goals. I've been reading through all the forums, especially this thread... trying to get a better idea on what to purchase. Any suggestions on the best type of cycling jerseys and shorts to buy? I've been looking at several sites with the big brands like Castelli and ASSOS... like these... http://www.tourcycling.com/category/...rt-sleeve.aspx ...but there's a lot of options and I'm not sure what will be the best fit? Don't want to buy a bunch of new gear, that I'll regret later... any recommendations? Any advice is appreciated!

If money is no object then get those, but you won't feel any cooler than cheap $15 jerseys found at Walmart, of course the Walmart ones don't come with those drug store advertising billboard wanabe racer prints, and they don't come with those nifty rear pockets. Short wise you do need to spend a bit of money to get good shorts, so the Louis Garneau Request MS Shorts are not bad for the money and really good for the beginner on that web site you gave. Or you can go to Nashbar and get the better Canari Ultra Short on sale for $25 from $90; see: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...02_-1___202491 And if you must have the advertising billboard type of jersey simply browse the Nashbar site and find one that you like that has the highest percentage off (you can sort the list that way too).

SpeshulEd 07-05-13 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by Maverick 861 (Post 15818356)
Hi all, I'm new to biking... I'm 34 and have always enjoyed biking on a recreational level, but just recently started thinking about training and making it more of my daily lifestyle. I'm 6'2, 185 lbs and in the process of picking up new gear that fits my new goals. I've been reading through all the forums, especially this thread... trying to get a better idea on what to purchase. Any suggestions on the best type of cycling jerseys and shorts to buy? I've been looking at several sites with the big brands like Castelli and ASSOS... like these... http://www.tourcycling.com/category/...rt-sleeve.aspx ...but there's a lot of options and I'm not sure what will be the best fit? Don't want to buy a bunch of new gear, that I'll regret later... any recommendations? Any advice is appreciated!

I've never heard of tourcycling, but you might want to check out TheClymb and Chainlove, they have a lot of deals on assos and castelli gear. Also, competitivecyclist is having a TDF sale right now and have some assos gear on sale.
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/td..._M1&mv_pc=r105

I find each brand fits a little different, and sizing even changes within a brand depending on the cut. Honestly, if you're going to drop $150-$200 on a nice assos jersey, you might want to bite the bullet on the $20-$40 you save buying online and instead buy it a shop where you can try it on. Once you know the fit, you can purchase online in the future.

Personally, I wear a size L tshirt but usually get XL jerseys in a race cut so they're tight and don't flap in the wind. I wear a lot of twinsix gear and find their XL jerseys and bibs to fit perfectly...being 6' and 195lbs (still working on losing more weight).

caloso 07-05-13 05:10 PM

Do Walmart jerseys have zippers? Because they do affect cooling.

bung 07-05-13 07:21 PM

Department of Goods is also a good source for discounted cycling apparel

AlphaDogg 07-05-13 10:14 PM

http://i.imgur.com/CxZ87bC.jpg

FINALLY replaced my old Oval (Fuji brand) brake with this brand new 105 5700 brake. Its cable pull ratio actually matches my 105 5700 levers, so I get optimal braking power. Cost? $46 with my employee discount (I work at a bike shop)

Also bought this with my first paycheck.

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...psd1513a84.jpg

Cost came to $367 with tax and Performance's 15% off (my bike shop doesn't have proper provisions with QBP to order Garmin). If anyone is interested in knowing what wholesale cost for something is, let me know (I have access to QBP and J&B catalogs). This, however, is not an offer to sell stuff for cheaper than MSRP.

znomit 07-06-13 01:02 AM

:love:
http://www.kennett.co.nz/uploads/201...er-187x263.jpg

marqueemoon 07-06-13 05:44 PM

A new shift cable and crimp. I'm outta control.


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