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PatrickGSR94 10-02-13 12:43 PM

never even done it myself, but yeah. Used to hang out with friends who did. SWED and all that nonsense. :rolleyes:

Ghost Ryder 10-02-13 12:45 PM

My friends still "partake" but my excuse is it would mess up my cycling routine. :D

SpeshulEd 10-02-13 01:50 PM

Heh, I didn't even notice the page number.

I'm not sure I could classify that as a cycling related purchase. More like a life related purchase.

TromboneAl 10-02-13 01:51 PM

I replaced these with a new pair of exactly the same type:

http://i.imgur.com/KF5ZmGO.jpg

The funny thing is that some Amazon reviewers said they didn't last at all. Can't figure it out.

Elduderino2412 10-02-13 02:03 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

These two know it's 4:20 somewhere
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIWjzyVCQAAK9lV.png:large

daihard 10-02-13 03:22 PM

Getting ready for the winter commuting...

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

PatrickGSR94 10-02-13 03:23 PM

I need some of those!!

seajaye 10-02-13 11:09 PM

that's all you need in the winter?? i need to move

daihard 10-02-13 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by seajaye (Post 16127127)
that's all you need in the winter?? i need to move

Haha I wish. I do believe we have a milder winder here than in PA, though. :)

coppercook62 10-02-13 11:53 PM


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

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7...ca173a_c_d.jpg

Easy to set up. Once they are set they don't move. You adjust them by using the tool. I really like them and they stop just as well as my 7900. I would buy them again. They are not cheap.

p1eman 10-03-13 12:08 AM

Erm, a specialized allez (first road bike) to keep my hybrid and mtb company. A lezyne track pump, spare cateye mounts so I can swap the lights from bike to bike, some paint protector film (just watched someone jolting against my bike whilst chaining theirs to the same rail in the compound-grr), oh and I'm hoping to get to the bike shop before it starts raining as they have my raceblades ready to fit now!! And a spesh bottle cage and spare inner tube to fit the new tyres and now really thinking of getting either a heart rate monitor or a garmin......

leicanthrope 10-03-13 02:09 AM

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Found this jersey for $3.10 at the local Salvation Army store!! Looks like it's never been worn, which just boggles the mind.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343902

Ivy wang 10-03-13 02:41 AM

Last week,I bought a led light installed on the handlebar.It's very cheap,but lighting far away and I can ride in the evening.:)

lsberrios1 10-03-13 06:52 AM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 16127168)

Easy to set up. Once they are set they don't move. You adjust them by using the tool. I really like them and they stop just as well as my 7900. I would buy them again. They are not cheap.

You were absolutely not kidding with this! Dang, good taste I see. What wheels are you running there?

lsberrios1 10-03-13 07:06 AM


Originally Posted by KantoBoy (Post 16123699)
#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.

;)


Thanks for being the only one to chime in :). Yes 1st world problems indeed... good problems, lets say!

Ended up following your advice. I'm saving my $ for the trip on january. This gives me a reason to train hard as well for the winter. but I also got myself a set of -

http://cdn.velonews.competitor.com/f...1/IMG_1335.jpg
With these
http://images1.excelcycle.com/images...brake-pads.jpg

And finally these!!!
http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/5...lack-Spoke.jpg

KantoBoy 10-03-13 07:19 AM

Good job!

my pickups:

Giro Savant - $45 @ CC

https://s0.bukalapak.com/system/imag...jpg?1352890261

Arundel Gecko - $16 @ CC

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/...jdq-670-75.jpg

Socks @ $10 @ CC

http://www.castellicafe.co.uk/filede...0108012725.jpg

JonnyHK 10-03-13 07:46 AM

Just needed to get a new front derailleur. :(

Left bike with my 'go to' problem solving mechanic to see if he could work out my front derailleur chain drop problems. Everything shifted fine on the flat, but if I did a front change on a bump the chain would slap and drop. If it wasn't just a simple adjustment at the front, I thought perhaps my chain was wearing (too loose, the slap causing the problem) or the B screw on the rear derailleur needed a look.

Turns out my FD cage was bent. He couldn't get it back to shape enough to be reliable, so on went a new one.

RoadMike 10-03-13 07:59 AM

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/...79879986_n.jpg

Finally my parts came in to build up my Fargo. Also picked up the Tangle frame bag on the same visit. Need to get better sleeping gear next. Just got back from breaking it in on a nice 200 mile bikepacking trip.

lsberrios1 10-03-13 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by JonnyHK (Post 16127655)
Just needed to get a new front derailleur. :(

Left bike with my 'go to' problem solving mechanic to see if he could work out my front derailleur chain drop problems. Everything shifted fine on the flat, but if I did a front change on a bump the chain would slap and drop. If it wasn't just a simple adjustment at the front, I thought perhaps my chain was wearing (too loose, the slap causing the problem) or the B screw on the rear derailleur needed a look.

Turns out my FD cage was bent. He couldn't get it back to shape enough to be reliable, so on went a new one.

I think I have your same problem. My bike shift awfully bad since changing to the Powerglide chainrings on the new Powermeter. It drops the chain to the outside or the inside, or just doesnt want to change... So much on the PM to get these problems after 0 problems with my ultegra crank.

RoadMike 10-03-13 09:03 AM

If the BCD is the same and they are the five bolt 6700 rings on your old crankset, you could try using the shimano rings on your PM crank, It'll look ugly as sin but it will work and probably shift just like it used to.

lsberrios1 10-03-13 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by RoadMike (Post 16127946)
If the BCD is the same and they are the five bolt 6700 rings on your old crankset, you could try using the shimano rings on your PM crank, It'll look ugly as sin but it will work and probably shift just like it used to.

Do I need a torque wrench for that or can I just go by hand? If I need to buy a torque wrench might as well get a new set of 52/36 chainrings and have my LBS put them on. My 6700 rings are a little abused, I think...

JonnyHK 10-03-13 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16127712)
I think I have your same problem. My bike shift awfully bad since changing to the Powerglide chainrings on the new Powermeter. It drops the chain to the outside or the inside, or just doesnt want to change... So much on the PM to get these problems after 0 problems with my ultegra crank.


In general my shift quality was fine. Only seemed to drop when I also hit a bump in the road at the same time - that's why I thought something else (excessive chain slap from the bump) might be the cause. It may have been a factor though, as the cage was wider and while shifts were fine on the flat road any extra movement from the bump was able to make the chain drop because the cage was allowing more movement.

Either way it seems to be fixed now...

...and I ended up buying a new chain to fit later in the month and the shop jersey which had a new cool design.

RoadMike 10-03-13 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16128048)
Do I need a torque wrench for that or can I just go by hand? If I need to buy a torque wrench might as well get a new set of 52/36 chainrings and have my LBS put them on. My 6700 rings are a little abused, I think...

How old are they, chainrings last a LONG time. You could have your lbs put the old ones on and save yourself the cost of new rings. With a crank based PM I think the torque wrench is much more important than with just a regular crankset.

SpeshulEd 10-03-13 10:44 PM

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/...sth-670-75.jpg


Ghost Ryder 10-03-13 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16130543)


I love it!!!
This would be like a 2nd skin up here for me & my Mountie brethren!
:thumb:


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