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SirHustlerEsq 01-27-14 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16445708)
Me and my big mouth. Sweet bike none the less. The price indication was to point out that discounts are to be had even in 2014 framesets, not to come off as a pompous ass. I am really looking forward to see the finished build.

There are no LBS around here who sell anything under MSRP, ever. I do not understand the how the bicycle shop business model is sustained by demand.

I planned on buying a fancy bike, maybe even something like an Addict with DA, but my surgery cost me upwards of $10k in copay and I had to buy a car with an automatic trans (mobility issues and no strength); we're talking Parlee money in medical bills. I shouldn't have even bought the CAAD10, but I really wanted/needed a smaller frame after what I've been through to get my center of mass over the bottom bracket, instead of out front. I am not offended, CAAD10 rules all. I look forward to slaying on it.

lsberrios1 01-27-14 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16445739)
There are no LBS around here who sell anything under MSRP, ever. I do not understand the how the bicycle shop business model is sustained by demand.

I planned on buying a fancy bike, maybe even something like an Addict with DA, but my surgery cost me upwards of $10k in copay and I had to buy a car with an automatic trans (mobility issues and no strength); we're talking Parlee money in medical bills. I shouldn't have even bought the CAAD10, but I really wanted/needed a smaller frame after what I've been through to get my center of mass over the bottom bracket, instead of out front. I am not offended, CAAD10 rules all. I look forward to slaying on it.

Sorry to hear about your surgery. I am sure the CAAD will suit you and after going through all that crap you definitely deserve it.

About paying MSRP - don't sweat it. I actually like the concept of no haggling. Makes for much simpler transactions with less hassle therefore less stress. I would love for things to just have a fair price that is non negotiable. Then again all this is driven by supply, demand and competition (bunch of speculations from uneducated buyers)... blah. Then again I got my complete build @ 33% off by outsourcing, negotiating and shopping around :).. the hypocrisy.

SirHustlerEsq 01-27-14 08:38 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16445835)
Sorry to hear about your surgery. I am sure the CAAD will suit you and after going through all that crap you definitely deserve it.

First crash ever, only been cycling 6 months and had two plates put in for my radius and ulna, pin in my wrist, and a litany of other fractures and contusions. The new bike will fit way better and ride smoother, but there's enough money behind it that I won't walk away from cycling.

bianchi10 01-27-14 10:37 PM

Buying this, this weekend!
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u.../Untitled1.png

So if anyone is in the market for this below, let me know:
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/Untitled.png

bmcphx 01-27-14 11:13 PM

I just bought a bear full of gnar lube.

Adding up all my cycling related purchases from November to today (1/27), I have spent nearly 10% of the yearly salary I made at my old job. :lol:

VA_Esquire 01-28-14 12:11 AM

^ I know how you feel! My salary doubled this year compared to last year haha.

RidingMatthew 01-28-14 12:44 PM

i just ordered Cytomax powder and a six six one dirt lid for winter commuting. I hope the helmet fits and is warmer than my road helmet in cold weather.

Feel free to join the clymb here.

Full disclosure: I get $25 if you make an order of $25 or more.

macjager 01-28-14 02:56 PM

set of Zero Speedplay stainless steel pedals, off eBay, so saved a bit 'o money...now off to buy some Bont shoes etc...:innocent:
...and some clips, cafe covers and a grease gun...and then to buy the Bont shoes...unless something else comes up that I really, really need...:D

TyLerDuRDeN_187 01-29-14 06:45 PM

Just got a set of H plus son rims laced to novatec hubs from hoopswheels and some new tires and tubes also. Can't wait for spring, the trainer is getting boring.

rjones28 01-29-14 07:38 PM

Guess what I'll be doing in February.


http://s3.thcdn.com/productimg/0/600...212-664150.jpghttp://media.nashbar.com/images/nash...M1-NCL-TOP.jpg
http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net...mages/wag5.jpghttp://www.chainwheel.com/images/lib...color_08_m.jpg

soma5 01-29-14 10:21 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 16451651)
Guess what I'll be doing in February.
http://www.chainwheel.com/images/lib...color_08_m.jpg


Drinking beer?

soma5 01-29-14 10:26 PM

New cables and red (!) bar tape for my bike. Campy cassette lockring tool. Performance Toe-sties toe covers. Life is good.

rjones28 01-29-14 10:31 PM


Originally Posted by soma5 (Post 16452146)
Drinking beer?

Correct.

f4rrest 01-29-14 11:32 PM

Now I can take an actual ECG each morning to see if I'm "too tired", and it will tell me to take a day off.

https://omegawave.com/sites/default/...device_1_0.png

No such luck yet. It's usually telling me to do high intensity and go anaerobic....

soma5 01-30-14 12:59 AM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 16452304)
Now I can take an actual ECG each morning to see if I'm "too tired", and it will tell me to take a day off.
...
No such luck yet. It's usually telling me to do high intensity and go anaerobic....

At least it doesn't make disparaging comments. I would be worried about that!

rousseau 01-30-14 01:21 AM


Originally Posted by TyLerDuRDeN_187 (Post 16451512)
Just got a set of H plus son rims laced to novatec hubs from hoopswheels and some new tires and tubes also. Can't wait for spring, the trainer is getting boring.

I built up a pair of H Plus Son rims last year and absolutely love them.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...ps8b0b5674.jpg

nastystang 01-30-14 06:39 AM

2014 Felt F4, waiting to get it now.

bianchi10 01-30-14 04:54 PM

Just got my "Two Wheel Cool" silicone toe covers in the mail. Pretty nice! They are pretty thick and have a toe bumper. Just need some warmer weather for me to get out and try them out. If nothing else, I like that you can still see the entire shoe, unlike traditional sets that cover it up.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...130_143212.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...130_143428.jpg

rangerdavid 01-30-14 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16454494)
Just got my "Two Wheel Cool" silicone toe covers in the mail. Pretty nice! They are pretty thick and have a toe bumper. Just need some warmer weather for me to get out and try them out. If nothing else, I like that you can still see the entire shoe, unlike traditional sets that cover it up.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...130_143212.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...130_143428.jpg



where'd ya get these**********? how much (if I can ask you that?)

bianchi10 01-30-14 05:13 PM

They are from "Twowheelcool.com" and only available from Australia. The toe covers are $29, but the shipping to the US is $22!! I contacted them and they said they can fit 3 toe covers in their shipping box/bag. So I sold a couple buddies on them as well and we split the shipping to ease the sting.

lsberrios1 01-30-14 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16454559)
They are from "Twowheelcool.com" and only available from Australia. The toe covers are $29, but the shipping to the US is $22!! I contacted them and they said they can fit 3 toe covers in their shipping box/bag. So I sold a couple buddies on them as well and we split the shipping to ease the sting.

And how do they work? Up to what temps?

bianchi10 01-30-14 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16454573)
And how do they work? Up to what temps?

I just got them today but I imagine they would be fine around 45f-50f to whatever. Depends, I hate being cold so I use full shoe covers till about 50f-55f. They are a nice snug fit.

f4rrest 01-30-14 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16454494)
Just got my "Two Wheel Cool" silicone toe covers in the mail. Pretty nice! They are pretty thick and have a toe bumper. Just need some warmer weather for me to get out and try them out. If nothing else, I like that you can still see the entire shoe, unlike traditional sets that cover it up.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...130_143212.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...130_143428.jpg

Resemble a prophylactic somewhat, but I'd wear them if they're easier to get on/off than traditional neoprene covers. How easy is it?

bianchi10 01-30-14 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 16454598)
Resemble a prophylactic somewhat, but I'd wear them if they're easier to get on/off than traditional neoprene covers. How easy is it?

Definitely not easier than traditional toe covers.

nastystang 01-30-14 05:36 PM

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Just got and installed this on my F75 but have no pictures of the bike yet. Sort of a weight weenie with this bike and saved almost a half pound (7.5 ounces) over the Gossamer pro. This will be my rain bike when the F4 shows up.


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