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PatrickGSR94 08-20-13 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by TromboneAl (Post 15980805)
Here is a more expensive, but neater looking alternative:

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Super-Ho...I29NRR3TUSNFKO

OMG I must have one! Matches my bike perfectly, too! Dangit why couldn't I have seen this before I placed yesterday's Amazon order :P

Gramercy 08-20-13 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 15980845)
Thanks you very much for that! just ordered :)

Where do you put your pump?

lsberrios1 08-20-13 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by Gramercy (Post 15981657)
Where do you put your pump?

its screwed to the left side of the front bottle cage. Might check if it fits in the new device :D

BykOfALesserGod 08-20-13 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 15980756)
What is that, a community garden behind your house?

I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean?

c_mack9 08-20-13 06:32 PM

Hate the bars that came on my new bike so I took that opportunity to upgrade. Short and shallow, ergo drops, and aero flat tops.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...psd3b6a835.jpg

WhyFi 08-20-13 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by BykOfALesserGod (Post 15982271)
I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean?

Between your house and the school - looks like little community garden plots or something.

lsberrios1 08-20-13 07:41 PM


Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15982417)
Hate the bars that came on my new bike so I took that opportunity to upgrade. Short and shallow, ergo drops, and aero flat tops.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...psd3b6a835.jpg

Very nice! Im curious to how the ergo drops feel. I ride shallow drops but really dig the look of the aero and ergo.

Mike F 08-20-13 07:50 PM

Some Conti 4000s through PBK

BykOfALesserGod 08-20-13 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 15982605)
Between your house and the school - looks like little community garden plots or something.

Yeah those belong to the school. Kids are back so it's hella noisy here again.

uncrx2003 08-20-13 08:52 PM

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bianchi10 08-20-13 09:22 PM


Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15982417)
Hate the bars that came on my new bike so I took that opportunity to upgrade. Short and shallow, ergo drops, and aero flat tops.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...psd3b6a835.jpg


LOVE that zipp bar!!! almost wish I would have gone with the Zipps over my Ritchey

ZippyThePinhead 08-20-13 10:07 PM

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

http://www.backcountry.com/images/it...I0261/S175.jpg


http://www.backcountry.com/images/it...0210/COLBK.jpg

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.

c_mack9 08-21-13 12:39 AM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 15982635)
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: http://www.upgradecycle.com/zipp-con...l#.UhRg-5LVCJp

lsberrios1 08-21-13 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by c_mack9 (Post 15983292)
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: http://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 :)

mattm 08-21-13 10:50 AM

Lazer Genesis helmet. I like it.

cmtbiz 08-21-13 12:58 PM

Speedplay Zero

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps658789e2.jpg

RPK79 08-21-13 02:42 PM

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*)

Ghost Ryder 08-21-13 02:51 PM

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.

74dodger 08-21-13 03:00 PM

Giro Atmos helmet. New, $120 shipped through ebay.
http://www.giro.com/media/catalog/pr...tSlvr_34_3.jpg

shyonelung 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.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=336048

TromboneAl 08-21-13 04:07 PM

Just won this pair of Tacx Tao water bottle cages for $8.00 on eBay:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Tacx-Tao-Ligh...qiw~~60_57.JPG

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.

BoSoxYacht 08-21-13 05:21 PM

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...e/SL210-5T.jpg

Ordered Monday morning. Hopefully it will be here tomorrow

ZippyThePinhead 08-21-13 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by cmtbiz (Post 15985012)

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.

bmcphx 08-21-13 07:40 PM

Wow those covers take fredliness to a whole new level.

c_mack9 08-21-13 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 15984482)
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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