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Old 08-20-13, 10:07 PM
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Backcountry, a.k.a. Chainlove, a.k.a. Competitive Cyclist is clearing out some stuff.

Ultegra 6700 compact crank, $148.50

Hincapie Emergence Bibs, $66






Seemed like good deals to me.

Nashbar has Shimano BB-6700 for $20

So much to buy, so little money. Still considering a L&M Seca 750 and/or a Garmin Edge.
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Old 08-21-13, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
Very nice! Im curious to how the ergo drops feel. I ride shallow drops but really dig the look of the aero and ergo.
My last bike was an AR series Felt bike. It had an allow bar with ergo drops and aero flat tops, it was ridiculously comfy so i wanted to find one in carbon but couldn't so this zipp one was the closest i could find. I've never had a short and shallow bar but I think I need one.I'll get it put on tomorrow and ride it, I'll report back if you'd like me too? I got it on a pretty good sale from this place: https://www.upgradecycle.com/zipp-con...l#.UhRg-5LVCJp
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Old 08-21-13, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by c_mack9
My last bike was an AR series Felt bike. It had an allow bar with ergo drops and aero flat tops, it was ridiculously comfy so i wanted to find one in carbon but couldn't so this zipp one was the closest i could find. I've never had a short and shallow bar but I think I need one.I'll get it put on tomorrow and ride it, I'll report back if you'd like me too? I got it on a pretty good sale from this place: https://www.upgradecycle.com/zipp-con...l#.UhRg-5LVCJp
Sure, feel free to post your impressions. I believe it must be a very personal thing but it might have benefits over conventional aluminum round bars. I would love to get one specially seeing how there is only one left but that is something that i dont need RIGHT NOW. I am, however, guilty of committing a shopping spree. This past week ive gotten the castelli speedsuit, dura ace brake pads, the elite tool bottle and a set of castelli free aero race gloves! Gonna look like the biggest poser ever!

Yes please let me know what are the advantages of the aero cf ergo bars over the std alum round bars
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Old 08-21-13, 10:50 AM
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Lazer Genesis helmet. I like it.
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Old 08-21-13, 12:58 PM
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Old 08-21-13, 02:42 PM
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Garmin Edge 200

Specialized Gloves (sick of the tan oval my giro gloves were giving me and they were starting to wear some)

Pair of cycling shorts for the wife (trying to keep her from being upset about how much I spent on the Garmin *didn't work*)
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Old 08-21-13, 02:51 PM
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I picked up spesh BG gloves, & Prospero II a few weeks ago.
Totally love the gloves too, the placement of the pads are perfect for me, & the fact there's no Velcro is a nice feature too.

I had to sell my Giro Pro light sine it was too big.
Picked up the Prospero II to replace it, love the vents, & the fit.

Both items fit in my collection of bike gear nicely.

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Old 08-21-13, 03:00 PM
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Giro Atmos helmet. New, $120 shipped through ebay.

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Old 08-21-13, 03:10 PM
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Just picked up a Bell Volt helmet. It's $175 retail but I got it from my LBS for $100. I've seen it for a little less online (nashbar I think) but they didn't have the color I wanted which is matte titanium (shown here). I switched from a Giro I've worn for years and liked but had to be replaced. This one had the best fit/look for the price and it's one of the rare road helmets that come with a visor, which I had on my Giro and liked.

It's a really good looking helmet, actually. I'm happy with it so far.

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Old 08-21-13, 04:07 PM
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Just won this pair of Tacx Tao water bottle cages for $8.00 on eBay:



I'm hoping I can get them cleaner than they look in the photo, or at least as clean as they'd look after a few months on the bike. I have one of these and love it, so these are for my wife's bike.
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Ordered Monday morning. Hopefully it will be here tomorrow
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Be sure to get some of these.

I find that I tend to unclip on one side (right side) at lights, etc., and this causes a part of the yellow base of my right cleat to wear faster. I'm trying to remember to unclip more often with my left foot, but habits can be hard to break.
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Old 08-21-13, 07:40 PM
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Wow those covers take fredliness to a whole new level.
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Old 08-21-13, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
Sure, feel free to post your impressions. I believe it must be a very personal thing but it might have benefits over conventional aluminum round bars. I would love to get one specially seeing how there is only one left but that is something that i dont need RIGHT NOW. I am, however, guilty of committing a shopping spree. This past week ive gotten the castelli speedsuit, dura ace brake pads, the elite tool bottle and a set of castelli free aero race gloves! Gonna look like the biggest poser ever!

Yes please let me know what are the advantages of the aero cf ergo bars over the std alum round bars
Well, for ME, I'm kinda inbetween a 56 and 54 bike so i get 56 and play with the reach until I'm not too stretched out. My last bike I put a 90mm stem on, but with this new bike the geometry doesn't require me to but a tad shorter reach would be nice, hence the short and shallow bar. The ergo drops are just more comfy because they flatten out the part that you grab onto. The aero tops and more comfy because it has a big flat base for you to put your palms when riding on the tops, which i do whilst climbing. I also had them wrapped with S-Wrap Roubiax tape, it's really squishy and has a great texture to it, my favorite bar tape.
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Old 08-22-13, 05:37 AM
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I didnīt resist and bought this cool cycling jersey from Isadore apparel! Do you like it?

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Old 08-22-13, 05:44 AM
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Super stoked about this. A benefit of having a yellow bike: fewer people to bid against.
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Old 08-22-13, 06:51 AM
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Old 08-22-13, 07:11 AM
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Finally upgraded yesterday!
Beautiful! Are there any end of model year discounts on Cervelo's?
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Old 08-22-13, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul D.
I didnīt resist and bought this cool cycling jersey from Isadore apparel! Do you like it?

This sounds like a disguised shill, forgive my suspiciousness...

Never heard of the brand before....the web site is pure Rapha copycat "started by Martin and Peter Velits"...interesting if you are devoted to merino wool...

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Old 08-22-13, 11:33 AM
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Yep, and is one of the reasons I grabbed her. It was almost a grand off the MSRP for the Ultegra S5 and was in my size and when I figured that part out I told the sales guy at my local shop get ready to cut the seat post to my Fit because your not hanging this back on the wall.
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Old 08-22-13, 11:54 AM
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I've been on a spending spree recently since the future wife is out of town.

Bought the following this week: Cycle Ops Training Block, Training Skewer, 2 low profile Cadence Magnets that sit in the pedal allen slot, Conti Trainer Wheel, Shimano Chainwear tool, Garmin Cadence/speed sensor unit (for use on a spare older bike I will now relegate to the trainer), A small Honeywell fan (to help keep the fluid trainer heatsink and tire cooler) and a pair of Lake CX226 Road Shoes (with the BOA lacing system that actually comes in the 1/2 sizing I need of 44.5 since the size up and down just don't fit right).

Almost bought a pair of HED Ardennes SL wheels as they are on clearance at a LBS that I had a groupon store credit for, but I decided against it because they are pre 11 speed models and also having to explain that purchase to the future wife was a battle I am definitely avoiding for now.
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Old 08-22-13, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by gc3
This sounds like a disguised shill, forgive my suspiciousness...

Never heard of the brand before....the web site is pure Rapha copycat "started by Martin and Peter Velits"...interesting if you are devoted to merino wool...
I agree. The website is a cookie cutter replica of rapha. Their models wearing the clothes even look the same. No helmet, tattoo covered, ear gauge ear rings...etc. They only have 5 or 6 men's appearal to choose from. Seems odd to me.
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Old 08-22-13, 12:21 PM
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Just ordered a thomson 90mm stem off of Amazon. Should get here by Saturday
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Old 08-22-13, 01:09 PM
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NEw Tarmac this color rocks!

also added White Fizik seat, Williams rims replace the DT Swiss shown
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Old 08-22-13, 10:52 PM
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Just picked up SRAM red compact crankset, & Zero gravity brakeset.
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