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SirHustlerEsq 09-25-13 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by Nachoman (Post 16099842)
you'll love it.

I bought the 700, lol. I just started cycling and it got dark last week on my Thursday night group ride, then the thunderstorm came. The dude with this light was like a hero, lol. Unfortunately it just barely fits onto my PRO bars.

loxx0050 09-25-13 09:00 AM

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

just dank 09-25-13 12:08 PM

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...ps357d5b5a.jpg

PatrickGSR94 09-25-13 02:37 PM

It's hard to believe that little piece of carbon hardware costs upwards of $300.

rekmeyata 09-25-13 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16103482)
It's hard to believe that little piece of carbon hardware costs upwards of $300.

What's really strange is a factory can build the entire bike with the Campy Record parts for $800, of course it sells for nowhere near that price. One could probably figure that derailleur cost Campy $45 to $65 to make, and it's about half that much for Dura Ace since China builds those.

RomeoTango 09-25-13 04:26 PM

After scouring for skewers I ended up with a set of 105 skewers for my new wheel set. Seems all my forum/'net research ended pointing back to internal cam Shimano and Campy. 105 black will match my new wheels.

gridplan 09-25-13 05:19 PM

Extralite stem.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56...psaa5c0593.jpg

ethan.g75 09-25-13 05:42 PM

Huzzah! Got dem Sl-80 bars (dats right, be jealous, bet you can't get em till mid october :D) now the only piece left in the making-bike-that-was-white-but-is-now-black-hot is buying a new saddle to replace the white selle italia slr team carbon railed one. Any takers!???!
http://www.pelotonmagazine.com/conte...ZippSL88_1.jpg

SpeshulEd 09-25-13 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16070524)
http://www.swimoutlet.com/photos/46414-2T.jpg

Arts Cyclery has the Giro Air Attack's on sale for $150. Thought I'd try it out as it might be just right for the cooler months. Two bad I have to wait another month before it comes back in stock, but thats ok.

Surprisingly, my helmet was delivered today.

It's amazing how neat these look on the shelves and in photos and how absolutely awful it looks on me.

bianchi10 09-25-13 08:33 PM

Yeah those helmets look ridiculous IMO

lsberrios1 09-25-13 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16104585)
Surprisingly, my helmet was delivered today.

It's amazing how neat these look on the shelves and in photos and how absolutely awful it looks on me.

I thought the same. I really wanted the version with the shield on it. When i tried it on a the shop i thought i looked worse than my current atmos. I said this on another thread and i was classified as an ignorant baboon with no acceptance of different life forms and opinions lol.

i may wait for the aero helmet that specialized came up with. Hopefully it looks like i thought the attack would look.

bianchi10 09-25-13 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by gridplan (Post 16104007)

saweet. I want one.

gc3 09-25-13 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16104585)
Surprisingly, my helmet was delivered today.

It's amazing how neat these look on the shelves and in photos and how absolutely awful it looks on me.

You had to have had at least an inkling that it was gonna look like a big soup bowl on top of your head...how could you look at that pic and not know? If you only wear it at night, then no one will notice...

SpeshulEd 09-25-13 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16104609)
I thought the same. I really wanted the version with the shield on it. When i tried it on a the shop i thought i looked worse than my current atmos. I said this on another thread and i was classified as an ignorant baboon with no acceptance of different life forms and opinions lol.

i may wait for the aero helmet that specialized came up with. Hopefully it looks like i thought the attack would look.

You mean these...
http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/...jk9-670-75.jpg

...there's a local guy that got a trial one from specialized, its actually the pharma/quickstep team helmet, I think it might be a little different. I think the back looks funny on them.

Of course, this is coming from the guy that now has a soup bowl for a helmet. :P


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16104612)
You had to have had at least an inkling that it was gonna look like a big soup bowl on top of your head...how could you look at that pic and not know? If you only wear it at night, then no one will notice...

Yeah, I know, but I look bad in all helmets. I figured this one would look more "commuter-ish" for riding to work and help keep the head warmer in the winter months. I also wanted something a bit more toned down since my current aeon is a bit 80's inspired when it comes to color...
http://instagram.com/p/dxZ147Rerj/media/?size=l

edit: ugh, thats a horrible picture of me. That was 70 miles into a century on a 105+ degree day...you can see the salt buildup in my hair. I also needed to shave.

Ghost Ryder 09-25-13 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16104670)

Hey Ed I like your jersey, where did you find it?

BTW:
I tried the Giro Prolight, & it looked like I was wearing a mushroom. Same goes for all Giros. Can't fit medium, but large is too big.

MET's fit, & look best on my huge noggin.
I recently picked up Specialized Prosero II, & I like it, the vents are nice when its hot out.
Its a bit mushroomy, but far less than the Giros.
Thought about the S-Works but didn't bite. ;)

zrossiter 09-26-13 06:34 AM

4 Attachment(s)
these two frames: (caad8 cross, carbon quick)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=342821http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=342822

these cranks:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=342823http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=342824

SpeshulEd 09-26-13 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16104704)
Hey Ed I like your jersey, where did you find it?

BTW:
I tried the Giro Prolight, & it looked like I was wearing a mushroom. Same goes for all Giros. Can't fit medium, but large is too big.

MET's fit, & look best on my huge noggin.
I recently picked up Specialized Prosero II, & I like it, the vents are nice when its hot out.
Its a bit mushroomy, but far less than the Giros.
Thought about the S-Works but didn't bite. ;)

It's the Ride The Lightning jersey from TwinSix...They've been having a ton of sales the last couple of months and I stocked up. It shows out of stock on their website, but you might be able to find it competitive cyclist or other online retailers. I also think Voler makes some of their stuff, and have heard that you can find cheap twinsix stuff on the voler site as well.
http://www.twinsix.com/gear/mens-tec...-the-lightning

I like the Specialized Prevail (think thats the one) helmets too, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Perhaps one day. The cool thing about Specialized helmets is I can scratch off the "iz" and it'll say Special ed, haha. I'm a dork.

primov8 09-26-13 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16104585)
Surprisingly, my helmet was delivered today.
It's amazing how neat these look on the shelves and in photos and how absolutely awful it looks on me.


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16104607)
Yeah those helmets look ridiculous IMO

I do remember being out on a ride and stopped at a light. A car pulls up and the driver asked me if I was wearing a modified motorcycle helmet... and here I thought I was going to be asked about the pink Ridley. :p

But I actually like mine and have been using it since I got it a couple months back. I still have an Atmos and a Catlike Whisper Plus but still continue to choose the Giro AA Shield.

primov8 09-26-13 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16105554)
... The cool thing about Specialized helmets is I can scratch off the "iz" and it'll say Special ed, haha. I'm a dork.

Lol.

That reminds me of a Brooklyn, NY based bicycle shop called SPCarbon. They sell open mold frames, wheels, etc. painted with their "SP" logos for an overpriced, ridiculous amount of $$$. It looks like they took the first two letters, "SP" from Specialized to come up with their logo.

KantoBoy 09-26-13 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16104585)
Surprisingly, my helmet was delivered today.

It's amazing how neat these look on the shelves and in photos and how absolutely awful it looks on me.

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/...mpr1_3_487.jpg

UnfilteredDregs 09-26-13 09:44 AM

Got a pair of Drilliums for the Straggler:

http://www.pedal-pedal.co.uk/media/c...ance100001.jpg

matthewk459 09-26-13 10:35 AM

Sidi Wire Speedplay

SpeshulEd 09-26-13 10:50 AM

I wore the air attack to work today...although it did not make me faster, (ha!) from a distance its not so bad while wearing sunglasses (I go by some mirrored/windowed buildings and I checked myself out. Looking good!) I have to agree with KantoBoy, the power ranger is an accurate representation. Perhaps I should pick up a morph suit...I'd have my halloween costume all taken care of.

bianchi10 09-26-13 11:48 AM

Lol totally looks like a power ranger!

VA_Esquire 09-26-13 11:54 AM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...psf61c0e50.jpg
This helmet.


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