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RPK79 11-01-13 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16210572)
Went to the shop to use their cassette lockring tool and bought:
Bottle cage
Seat pack
3 tubes
Tire levers
Frame pump
Bar tape
Free bracket for my Niterider

You should have bought a lockring tool!

cleansheet 11-01-13 11:11 AM

As a result of my wife and son being knocked down by a motorist a couple weeks ago (thankfully injuries to wife were very minor and son came out fine), a shopping spree on Performance for the damaged clothing and new helmets was necessary. Upgraded wife's cool/cold riding gear and quality bike lights were purchased. Never spent that much on bike gear in one sitting.

aaronmcd 11-01-13 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16210598)
You should have bought a lockring tool!

I figure I've never used one before so I won't need to use it often in the future.

Jakedatc 11-01-13 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16210802)
I figure I've never used one before so I won't need to use it often in the future.

They are pretty awesome for taking off your cassette for a good cleaning every month or so. need a chain whip or equivalent to go with it.

just dank 11-01-13 01:11 PM

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for the System Six that should be here early next week
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=348808

Long Tom 11-02-13 01:49 AM

Well, I went a bit nuts today.

Bought a pair of Giro Trans shoes, some Speedplay Zeros, gloves, and some tools. The Giro's are red/white...... most unFredlike. Not sure if that'll work for me. :) But I went into the shop (PB) with the goal of buying whatever shoes FELT best regardless of price or cosmetics. These feel great, look a bit clowny.

I did some practice clips with the Speedplay's.... interesting. We shall see.

RedViola 11-02-13 05:20 AM


Originally Posted by cleansheet (Post 16210700)
Upgraded wife's cool/cold riding gear and quality bike lights were purchased.

How does the old wife feel about this?

:)

Glad to hear your family came out of it OK.

PatrickGSR94 11-02-13 07:27 PM

Just bought this for my kid for Christmas, who turns 4 right after Christmas:

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...88084811_n.jpg

15 minutes after that first pic I had it ready to go as a balance bike:

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...35912318_n.jpg

The one-piece crank and bearings were definitely a bit short on grease. I'll be packing it full when he's ready to have the drivetrain put back on.

Of course the wheels didn't spin that well either so I pulled those off and packed some more grease into those bearings.

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...83163018_n.jpg

dem DIY cycle mechanic feels :P

bianchi10 11-02-13 07:33 PM

Nice! Hope he enjoys it

GuitarBob 11-02-13 09:56 PM

Hot!

kleng 11-03-13 02:07 AM

Ciamillo Gravitas Carbon Brakeset, bugger to set up.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...ps4873e424.jpg

Shinjukan 11-04-13 06:06 AM

Pd-a530
 

Originally Posted by daihard (Post 16198865)
Are the flat sides stable (i.e. non-slippery)? I've been thinking about buying PD-A530 as well. I want to go clipless come next spring, so I could wait until then. However, my current platform pedals are slippery when I ride in the rain, even against my Shimano cycle shoes. I want to buy platform pedals that grip well in the rain but don't want to spend money on them and end up switching to SPD pedals in a few months. If the PD-A530 has solid flat sides, then I can just buy them now - two birds with one stone.

The non-clip side of the PD-A530 has grooves or treads that will provide decent traction against the shoes. It's more compatible with shoes that have rubber soles, but if cycling shoes are to be used expect slipping to happen at any point in time, or worse, a whack-a-shin. Add wet weather and things can get more exciting. The keyword here is "decent".

Tip: If there is an Eastern Mountain Sports store in your area, check and see if they still have the rent-a-pedal program. That's your best course to find out yourself if the PD-A530 would be the answer to your set of preferences.

Shinjukan 11-04-13 09:10 AM

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Well, it's that time of the year, when some riders in the Northeast (that includes myself) start to re-think their riding plans for the coming cold and wet season as well as take stock of their gear. Scored these which are on sale this past weekend. Been planning to upgrade my current setup to something wider with the expectation of more stability and comfort. And with these priced aggressively, I wouldn't mind if it won't last till next spring.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=349185

macjager 11-04-13 03:48 PM

Garmin 800 from HRMUSA (Ebay) that was pointed out on the best deal thread...damned enablers:thumb:

robbyville 11-04-13 04:13 PM

Got a pair of Bontrager RXL shoe covers and same branded merino wool socks to replace the lousy Hincapie booties I have (maybe I bought the wrong ones,my toe covers are warmer). Used the Bontrager ones on a ride at 40 degrees today and incredibly warm. No wind and toasty. Sometimes I think the Bontrager stuff doesn't get the attention it deserves probably due to the trek affiliation!

velocity 11-04-13 06:02 PM

2013 EVO SUPERSIX RED the joy and the pride.

Ghost Ryder 11-04-13 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by velocity (Post 16219359)
2013 EVO SUPERSIX RED the joy and the pride.

Pics, or it never happened! ;)
:lol:

daihard 11-04-13 07:35 PM

Sugoi Helmet Cover and Topeak mini pump...

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

mrbubbles 11-04-13 07:48 PM

That minipump sucks.

This one is way better.

http://cdn.bicyclehero.com/catalog/p..._bike_pump.jpg

daihard 11-04-13 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by mrbubbles (Post 16219668)
That minipump sucks.

This one is way better.

I'd probably want this. The one you referred to is for mountain bikes. :)

http://topeak.com/products/Pumps/racerocket_hpc_cb

Well I have one year to try my pump out. (REI has a very generous return policy.) I'll see how I like it. If I do decide to swap it with something else, I will remember your recommendation. Thanks. :)

thechemist 11-04-13 08:03 PM

Rapha winter cap

craiger527 11-04-13 08:14 PM

Bought a Specialized Sirrus Elite last week. I really love this bike!

daihard 11-04-13 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by craiger527 (Post 16219730)
Bought a Specialized Sirrus Elite last week. I really love this bike!

That's an awesome bike. I was torn between the Sirrus and the FX until the last minute.

velocity 11-04-13 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16219555)
Pics, or it never happened! ;)
:lol:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=349291

It's green!

Ghost Ryder 11-04-13 11:05 PM


Originally Posted by daihard (Post 16219804)
That's an awesome bike. I was torn between the Sirrus and the FX until the last minute.

Nooooo!!!
Not a hybrid!
Should've just got a cyclocross!
;)


Originally Posted by velocity (Post 16220154)

:thumb:
I'm planning on buying an Evo too.


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