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bonz50 01-17-14 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16418793)
Sounds like a plan. Enjoy (hate) your new trainer. Make sure you use it though, it quickly becomes a really expensive bike stand for a lot of riders.

here in the chicago area our "season" is fairly short, without trainers every spring would be like starting over, I'm not letting that happen this year. when the weather breaks I wanna be ready cuz my commute distance in the morns will likely be increasing from ~9mi up to about 15ish or so. I wanna be ready for that

Ghost Ryder 01-17-14 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16418793)
Sounds like a plan. Enjoy (hate) your new trainer. Make sure you use it though, it quickly becomes a really expensive bike stand for a lot of riders.

It a great workstand in the summer, & great for fiddling with fit. :thumb:
:lol:

vschippy 01-17-14 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by celticfrost (Post 16376434)
Please let us know how those feel/perform when you get a chance.

Have done about 14hrs in the new sidi shoes now
Bought these shoes due to having a bike fit done where i had new innersoles and wedges put in making my old shoe to small. Went from a 42 in shimano r315 to a 43 in the sidi
The shoe in length was about the same as shimano but the 43 gave me the extra room in the toe box i was looking for.
The heel retention system though good is not as good as the Shimano r315
The tongue in the shimano is more comfortable
The boa system gives a better overall fit and spreads the pressure on the foot better and gives a better incremental adjustment.
Overall the stiffness of the sole is excellent.
A very nice shoe.

peaches123 01-17-14 04:59 PM

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primov8 01-17-14 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 16414950)

Nice teaser pic. Enve seatpost... and most likely an Enve wheelset too? :)

sbxx1985 01-17-14 09:56 PM


Originally Posted by primov8 (Post 16420337)
Nice teaser pic. Enve seatpost... and most likely an Enve wheelset too? :)

We have similar taste. Any new projects? The Boras were a nice addition.

primov8 01-17-14 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 16420584)
We have similar taste. Any new projects? The Boras were a nice addition.

Yes we do and looking forward to your finished build.

For 2014, I'm sticking with my current bikes but I plan on building up Ti frameset this year. I've been in touch with Binny from Falco Bikes, particularly their Eleonora frameset. I specifically wanted an EPS compatible frameset only, no cable guides on the frameset and he said it wouldn't be a problem with a 2-3 week turn around.

sbxx1985 01-17-14 11:07 PM

Very nice.

ls01 01-18-14 02:58 AM


Originally Posted by spectastic (Post 16415497)
I bet everyone checks out your buns when they're behind you.

When would your buns be in front of you?

gc3 01-18-14 09:07 AM

I have the newest aero stickers guaranteed to reduce drag and increase speed...

Just wondering what to do...either I replace the white ones on my 202s...or put them on my no-name chinese carbon wheels...

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...P1030504-M.jpg

robbyville 01-18-14 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16421248)
I have the newest aero stickers guaranteed to reduce drag and increase speed...

Just wondering what to do...either I replace the white ones on my 202s...or put them on my no-name chinese carbon wheels...

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...P1030504-M.jpg

On your 202's if anything... I hate false advertising!

c_mack9 01-18-14 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16421279)
On your 202's if anything... I hate false advertising!

Yeah man, don't fake the funk. I would rather people not know they're Zipps so they don't ask stupid questions every time I go out for a ride.

gc3 01-18-14 10:12 AM

but but but...no one will ever know, because I will be flying by them at hypersonic speed due to the super aero profile of the stealth stickers...

c_mack9 01-18-14 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16421382)
but but but...no one will ever know, because I will be flying by them at hypersonic speed due to the super aero profile of the stealth stickers...

Do you not take rest stops? What about the meet up before the ride? Think it through man.

bianchi10 01-18-14 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by kleng (Post 16309130)
Two Wheel Cool - Stretch Silicone Toe Caps

I like these better than the neoprene type, less bulky, don't soak up water, transparent , nice big toe bumper and easier to clean just wipe down or run under water.
Also they clear the cleat nicely and don't get in the way of engagement

For a sizing reference , this is the large size toe caps on size 42 (US 8.5, UK 8) Shimano SH-R320 shoes

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...psdc50ce36.jpg


I want these really bad. At $29.99, its not cheap, but I would have paid it. I went to check out and saw the shipping was $22!!! looks like they are only available from Australia? Anyone know of a clear silicone toe cover like this, but wont require paying that kind of shipping price?

bianchi10 01-18-14 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16421248)
I have the newest aero stickers guaranteed to reduce drag and increase speed...

Just wondering what to do...either I replace the white ones on my 202s...or put them on my no-name chinese carbon wheels...

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...P1030504-M.jpg


Throw them on the 202's. I think with your bike being so stealth, these will look very nice.

dgasmd 01-18-14 04:44 PM

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I put off buying this for years, and fought it with all my will. However, thanks to the "Polar and Artic Vortex", among other things like watching kids, work, martial arts training in 3 different disciplines, old age, and wife working, I finally had to break down and buy a device that says "I don't live in FL where I can ride outside all year round". God help us all as a small part of the garage will become "Pain Grand Central"!http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=360177http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=360178

robbyville 01-18-14 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 16422164)
I put off buying this for years, and fought it with all my will. However, thanks to the "Polar and Artic Vortex", among other things like watching kids, work, martial arts training in 3 different disciplines, old age, and wife working, I finally had to break down and buy a device that says "I don't live in FL where I can ride outside all year round". God help us all as a small part of the garage will become "Pain Grand Central"!http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=360177http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=360178

I looked at the Lemond Revolution, it was super smooth albeit pricey. Out of my own curiosity, what made you choose that over a more traditional unit?

lsberrios1 01-18-14 05:06 PM

Put a set of speedplays and fixed my chain dropping issue. Turns out the chain was too long and had to have links removed. I knew it was not my own stupidity, would have thought that after going to 4 mechanics somebody would have seen that the chain was too long pretty easily..

The speedplays are awesome. The extra float definitely helps with my knee pain. No hype, it is probably one of the best investments and "cheap" too at 112 bucks.

dgasmd 01-18-14 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16422185)
I looked at the Lemond Revolution, it was super smooth albeit pricey. Out of my own curiosity, what made you choose that over a more traditional unit?

I had a "traditional unit" years ago and would never go back to it. The buying sand ruining of tires, the lack of consistent resistance even with a resistance unit (cable operated is what I had then), the PITA to swap wheels AND have a dedicated trainer wheel. I looked for one used given I think it is extremely expensive for what it is, and this came along barely touched semi locally on craigslist for a considerably price. Had to add the cost of a Campagnolo adaptor, but it is smooth as butter and so far very happy for what it is: an indoor trainer.

If you look at the top of the line trainers, they are not that far off in cost to this one new, but they simply do not compare. Truth be told, I would have bought the Wahoo Kicker (same, but with power) if it was 50% cheaper. You can add a power module to this one for $200, which still makes it 20-40% cheaper than the Wahoo Kicker and the trainer itself is almost exactly the same!!

therh 01-18-14 06:26 PM

Some new Primal Wear Jersery's

Crankin' Stein

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...-28-10-144.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...-22-23-055.jpg

Vandal

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...-35-28-504.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...-36-07-720.jpg

texastwister 01-18-14 07:05 PM

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KCNC Titanium Cassette for my Weight Wennie build ,scored it for $40 on Ebay !

bianchi10 01-19-14 03:43 PM

I broke down and go these "Two wheel cool silicone toe cops". They are from Australia and shipping is $22, but they said they can fit in 2 sets in one box, so I got a buddy of mine to buy a set also which helps the sting of the shipping cost a little bit. Its still pretty cold weather here in Oregon, so I am using full shoe covers right now, but will be excited to use these once we get up into the 50's.

-Can wash in dishwasher

-wont soak up any water on a ride

-easy to clean

-I like that they are see through (They have solid colors also), I have always hated how the traditional covers hide your shoes. Especially if you have cool funky shoes that you like to see.

-Super durable


http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u..._2048x2048.jpg

deep_sky 01-19-14 04:02 PM

I've had mine for a few weeks. They don't keep you warm, but they keep the wind out, and they allow to you to see how much grit you ride through as it all sticks to the silicone. IF you want to keep them non dirty looking, you will have to wash them regularly, although that's dead simple (no dishwasher here). My issue with them is that the fit is tight enough that it's actually squeezing my toebox and possibly causing some forefoot pain. I need to do some more testing to see if it's the position, insoles, or these toecovers.

If you have a rearward installation of cleats, these can get bound up in them, so be careful. I don't think I could use these with speedplays unless they were slammed forward.

Element GT 01-19-14 04:15 PM

I may actually have to get some shoe covers this season as I just found out my northwaves are freaking freezing! Makes me excited for the summer however! :D


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