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daihard 09-28-13 06:16 PM

Now I have to find a good pair of bar ends... :)

http://home.comcast.net/~daihard/ima...nd_adapter.jpg

eh91 09-29-13 08:02 PM

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It's my first "nice" bike! So I'm pretty excited!

zrossiter 09-30-13 06:29 AM

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caad8 cross bike build. Ignore the pedals, theyre now clipless

SirHustlerEsq 09-30-13 07:33 AM

http://www.tririg.com/articles/2013_..._Wheels_10.jpg

PatrickGSR94 09-30-13 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16096498)
Aw man, they're out of stock (website said in stock) and had to cancel my order.

Would have liked to have a nice 3T stem for little money, but looks like I'll still have to go Bontrager, so I'll likely order the 7 version of the one I have now (17 version).

CRAP!!!! I didn't have my bike at work last Monday when I placed my order, and I could have sworn I had a 100mm stem. But I actually have a 90mm. So I just went from a 90mm 17 to a 100mm 7 stem. I'm thinking it's not going to work. Installed it with one additional spacer below the stem than I had before, and now the hoods are almost the same height but 3/4" farther away from me.

Dangit, and now the same stem is back up to $50 instead of $25. :(

I'll probably use the 100mm stem on my MTB whenever I change out to 31.8 bars.

PatrickGSR94 09-30-13 06:21 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps774d097b.jpg

JoeF45 09-30-13 06:35 PM

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Set of Wellgo MG-8 pedals, to get new magnesium bodies for use with the new titanium spindles.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343503http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343504

Not much chance to ride with them, but the couple of little rides did not disappoint.

Cheers

Joe F

99Klein 09-30-13 06:37 PM

Finally got an Edge 500.

lsberrios1 09-30-13 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16119060)

I have to say the new stem looks much better. I started with a stem setup like the one on the top thinking i was having neck issues due to the inclination forward but turns out that having the bars to high was putting too much tension on my traps. Lowering the bars released that tension and my neck was able to move more freely.

gc3 09-30-13 10:09 PM


Originally Posted by daihard (Post 16113326)
Now I have to find a good pair of bar ends... :)

http://home.comcast.net/~daihard/ima...nd_adapter.jpg

I'll sell you these for $cheap....i didn't think when I bought them and don't really need them...

Dunbar 09-30-13 10:45 PM


Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16116898)

I wish Flo would start offering the 30's with black spokes.

PatrickGSR94 09-30-13 11:20 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16119218)
I have to say the new stem looks much better. I started with a stem setup like the one on the top thinking i was having neck issues due to the inclination forward but turns out that having the bars to high was putting too much tension on my traps. Lowering the bars released that tension and my neck was able to move more freely.

I know it looks better, but I don't really want the bars farther away from me. A bit lower yes, farther away no. I'll have to get a 90mm 7 stem to achieve what I want.

I've had a 100mm adjustable stem on my MTB that's been set to around 5-7 for awhile now, so this one will be perfect whenever I get around to getting 31.8 flat bars. That damn adjustable stem junk creaks like you would not believe, especially when I was actually trail riding it the other day.

SirHustlerEsq 10-01-13 07:29 AM


Originally Posted by Dunbar (Post 16119854)
I wish Flo would start offering the 30's with black spokes.

I just bought them so I'm fairly confident that the next back will change to black spokes. lol They're basically the only wheel I know of still using silver spokes, not sure why but whatever...the right wheel for me at a decent price. If they don't fit I'm buying china-carbon 23mm wide wheels.

Dunbar 10-01-13 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16120507)
They're basically the only wheel I know of still using silver spokes, not sure why but whatever...

I'm really interested in these wheels so I asked Flo on their site forum. They said they didn't have plans to offer black spokes for now. I hope they change their mind next year before I pull the trigger on new wheels.

lsberrios1 10-01-13 12:51 PM

So I know this thread is about what you have purchased but I am going to make it about what I am about to purchase or rather I need your guys help deciding what to get.

These are the two options and they are both worth about the same:

1) Vuelta a Puerto Rico: 4 day ride worth more than 400 miles. Supported with SAG vehicles, police escorts and many many people to ride with in a peloton setting without the race pace. This is my home town and something about me would love to ride the entire country in 4 days with a bunch of cyclist. That being said I think it is a little expensive and could be done for much less if I were to plan it on my own. Est. price: $2,000.00 +/- includes either bike shipping or bike rental, registering fee for the event is $500, flight tickets, hotel stays etc...

Site: http://www.vueltapr.com/

2) Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Wheelset: A wee bit more than the trip. You guys know what it is.


PS. With option one I might be able to pick up a pair of chinese Carbon Clinchers for less than 500 that i've heard work fine. I just got a power meter so I feel a bit guilty getting a set of Zipps but sometimes you really want it and there is little you can do about it... I am also disappointed in my race results so I really dont deserve the wheels but then again, it's my money.

Should I wait until I finish my first racing season next year for the ZIpps as an achievement prize? Should I get them before so I can use them during the race season?

TOO MUCH CRAP TO THINK ABOUT!!! and it is all unnecessary in the end.

gridplan 10-01-13 03:54 PM

THM-Carbones brakes. They're perhaps not the most handsome brakes, but they're definitely light.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56...psc2a8f6a7.jpg

stevemtbr 10-01-13 04:11 PM

I just received the confirmation e-mail that the group below is on it's way!

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To be installed on this.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...psb4f750d7.jpg

KantoBoy 10-01-13 09:40 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16121780)
So I know this thread is about what you have purchased but I am going to make it about what I am about to purchase or rather I need your guys help deciding what to get.

These are the two options and they are both worth about the same:

1) Vuelta a Puerto Rico: 4 day ride worth more than 400 miles. Supported with SAG vehicles, police escorts and many many people to ride with in a peloton setting without the race pace. This is my home town and something about me would love to ride the entire country in 4 days with a bunch of cyclist. That being said I think it is a little expensive and could be done for much less if I were to plan it on my own. Est. price: $2,000.00 +/- includes either bike shipping or bike rental, registering fee for the event is $500, flight tickets, hotel stays etc...

Site: http://www.vueltapr.com/

2) Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Wheelset: A wee bit more than the trip. You guys know what it is.


PS. With option one I might be able to pick up a pair of chinese Carbon Clinchers for less than 500 that i've heard work fine. I just got a power meter so I feel a bit guilty getting a set of Zipps but sometimes you really want it and there is little you can do about it... I am also disappointed in my race results so I really dont deserve the wheels but then again, it's my money.

Should I wait until I finish my first racing season next year for the ZIpps as an achievement prize? Should I get them before so I can use them during the race season?

TOO MUCH CRAP TO THINK ABOUT!!! and it is all unnecessary in the end.

#firstworldproblems

I'd take option 1. No material thing in this world would EVER replace experience/s. You can buy the Zipps later. You sound like you have deep pockets and I'm sure Christmas would be a good excuse for some nice wheels.

;)

gc3 10-01-13 10:01 PM


Originally Posted by gridplan (Post 16122478)
THM-Carbones brakes. They're perhaps not the most handsome brakes, but they're definitely light.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56...psc2a8f6a7.jpg

These are pretty but look a little damn finicky, let us know if you run into installation issues...

bianchi10 10-01-13 10:33 PM

Those fibula brakes are saweeet!

wedgeSG 10-02-13 03:09 AM

Not a purchase, but an anniversary gift from the wife for our 24th year of marriage bliss.....Schylling Bike Streamers-(in multicolor-red,yellow,blue,green) "fits all bikes,trikes,scooters,motorcycles-ages 6+". She got these for my new Madone. Thankfully they turned out to be a gag gift. She really had me worried that I was going to have to actually install the things for several minutes. Couldn't imagine any way that was ever gonna look acceptable in public. She enjoyed making me squirm. I was about to run out to walmart and get her one of those helmets with the spikey mohawk across the top as a thank you exchange. Our new bikes are our wedding/Christmas this year, so this was all in fun. Do wish her new Giant Thrive would finally get here though; hopefully this month so the LBS says. Wedgie

gridplan 10-02-13 05:43 AM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16123736)
These are pretty but look a little damn finicky, let us know if you run into installation issues...

Will do. I should know within a week or so.

Edit: BTW, the 23 page installation manual is entirely in German. I hope someone at my LBS can read it or has the patience to use Google Translate on it.

itrsteve 10-02-13 07:43 AM

Got the Kurt Kinetic inRide system NIB for $140 off fleabay.

Now boring indoor training will have some sort of a purpose.

PatrickGSR94 10-02-13 12:36 PM

lol if this were Honda-Tech there would be any number of comments about the page number at the top of this page. :P

Ghost Ryder 10-02-13 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16125412)
lol if this were Honda-Tech there would be any number of comments about the page number at the top of this page. :P

When you live in my area its celebrated daily by most.
Glad to say I grew out of that stage of life quite a few years ago.
:thumb:
Not because there's so many Honda owners.
:D


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