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DowneasTTer 03-06-14 07:58 AM

I scored a Kinetic Road Machine from Amazon as one of their lighting deals a couple of days ago. The "zons" regular price is $289 and free shipping with Prime. The deal brought the price down $49.01 shipped. Now thanks to my health insurance incentive program for heart failure I received a $100.00 gift card for Amazon so my actual cost was $139.99. When the trainer arrived yesterday I noticed some scratches on the frame,dust on the unit and contacted customer support. I really didn't want to go through the hassle of returning and waiting for a replacement. So I was prepared to live with it. However, Amazon customer service offered to credit my account by 20% of purchase price or $47.99. Since it's going to spend most of its life in the garage or closet I figured it was a SUPER deal. Total cost to me was $92.00. Not too shabby:thumb: Thanks Amazon and thanks Anthem. With the rain outside today the "road machine" will get its first use.

RPK79 03-06-14 01:56 PM

http://s3.thcdn.com/productimg/0/600...947-697281.jpg
x2
http://s1.thcdn.com/productimg/0/600...947-697214.jpg

http://s4.thcdn.com/productimg/0/600...212-662856.jpg
For the trainer
http://s1.thcdn.com/productimg/0/600...343-353954.jpg
Got one of these bottles free with a wheel purchase last year and I really like it so ordered a second one.
http://s2.thcdn.com/productimg/0/600...947-697228.jpg
Got free shipping if I spent over $79 so I figured why not buy some bibs...

gc3 03-06-14 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by evrythngsgngrn (Post 16550501)
Found a store that had stock of the Prevail in the colour I wanted, matte black and red...

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...en/prevail.jpg

all that can be said in response is....

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.6080...7&rs=1&pid=1.7

Zero7 03-06-14 07:24 PM

This - smokin' deal on eBay (new) :)

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...psde08b9f6.png

Cheers

primov8 03-06-14 07:31 PM

Tired of the gold chain/cassette combo. Just in time for the weekend ride on the Ridley.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3560/1...1a01c566_c.jpg

Evansss 03-06-14 07:34 PM

Went into my LBS with the intention of just buying bibs, and ended up buying a full set of cold weather gear. ( i had absolutely no clothing cold or warm). Very happy with what I got and what I paid.

1. Louis Garneau Equipe - 90 bucks.

Werent the cheapest bibs but considering im a bigger dude I wanted comfort. Dont have anything to compare, but I like the way theses fit

2. Endura thermolite tights 54 bucks

warm as can be

3. barrier cap

4. endura baabaa baselayer

5. giro ambient gloves

6. pearl izumi thermal jersey

7. endura shoe covers.

went out in 19 degree weather today. needed a balaclava but didnt have one. otherwise I was pretty warm till the end of the ride. Got 40% of everything and ended up saving more than what i've seen online.

bianchi10 03-06-14 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by evrythngsgngrn (Post 16550501)
Found a store that had stock of the Prevail in the colour I wanted, matte black and red...

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...en/prevail.jpg

Great helmet. I have seen a lot of ugly helmets, but this is NOT one of them. I absolutely love the S works helmet

SpeshulEd 03-06-14 08:18 PM

I bought some of these last week to match my camo giro empires...gonna be so hip!
http://www.giro.com/media/catalog/pr...Glove_Camo.jpg

UnfilteredDregs 03-06-14 09:15 PM

Ok.. Had a bit of a spending binge...

New crank coming OX901D 48/32:

http://www.suginoltd.co.jp/products/...x-ox901D_L.png


Selle Italia SLR Superflow 145:

http://www.singletracks.com/blog/wp-...r1-590x287.jpg



6800 Shifters, Front & Rear Deraileurs and 11-32 cassette....

http://img.artscyclery.com/product/SH68SD-1.jpg

http://www.wigglestatic.com/product-...=430&h=430&a=7

http://img.rakuten.com/PIC/54691199/...0/54691199.jpg

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...0/sh11u1-1.jpg

Retrofitting my Warbird...

02Giant 03-06-14 09:29 PM

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f4rrest 03-06-14 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by 02Giant (Post 16555998)
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Reminds me of that Sesame Street skit: "One of these things is not like the other..."

spdntrxi 03-06-14 11:28 PM

got some cheapo pearl izumi gloves...

bahula03 03-07-14 12:28 AM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 16556168)
Reminds me of that Sesame Street skit: "One of these things is not like the other..."

This. And if that purchase is cycling related, remind me to never go for a ride in Iowa.

Silvercivic27 03-07-14 04:30 AM


Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16555982)
Ok.. Had a bit of a spending binge...

New crank coming OX901D 48/32:

http://www.suginoltd.co.jp/products/...x-ox901D_L.png
6800 Shifters, Front & Rear Deraileurs and 11-32 cassette



http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...0/sh11u1-1.jpg

Retrofitting my Warbird...

32/32?! NYC must have some awful hills!!

02Giant 03-07-14 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 16556168)
Reminds me of that Sesame Street skit: "One of these things is not like the other..."


Originally Posted by bahula03 (Post 16556275)
This. And if that purchase is cycling related, remind me to never go for a ride in Iowa.

You have to be prepared...j/k

That was completely unintentional.

ctpres 03-07-14 06:26 AM

Rain cover, cable lock, two light weight bottle cages, stem spacers, kinda theft proof 30 gram titanium skewers, floor pump with gauge and Park work stand. Amazing what a NEW bike needs.

UnfilteredDregs 03-07-14 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 (Post 16556422)
32/32?! NYC must have some awful hills!!

Trails in some parks... :) not just for city riding, but yeah, I wanted a wide gear range and I do have good overlap between 14-22~ mph.

SpeshulEd 03-07-14 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 (Post 16556422)
32/32?! NYC must have some awful hills!!


Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16556695)
Trails in some parks... :) not just for city riding, but yeah, I wanted a wide gear range and I do have good overlap between 14-22~ mph.

I was confused as well, but then I searched the warbird and see its a gravel grinder, so it (kind of) makes sense.

UnfilteredDregs 03-07-14 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16556734)
I was confused as well, but then I searched the Warbird and see its a gravel grinder, so it (kind of) makes sense.


There are trails in my area with 15% pitches some pitching to 30% at times...this isn't just a city bike either, I plan to get up North with it. Essentially I wanted a triple's capability in a double. Here's a gearing comparison between the 46/36 10 spd it was and the 48/32 11 spd it will now be.

I've also purchased a set of 50/34 rings.

SpeshulEd 03-07-14 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16556803)
There are trails in my area with 15% pitches some pitching to 30% at times...this isn't just a city bike either, I plan to get up North with it. Essentially I wanted a triple's capability in a double. Here's a gearing comparison between the 46/36 10 spd it was and the 48/32 11 spd it will now be.

I've also purchased a set of 50/34 rings.

Haha, sorry I didn't mean to give you a hard time. Like I said, it made sense when I realized the bike was a gravel grinder. I've been on one hill in my area with a 20% pitch and I almost died going up it in 34/25. My legs were screaming when I finally got to the top.

MattMem 03-07-14 03:17 PM

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UnfilteredDregs 03-07-14 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16558084)
Haha, sorry I didn't mean to give you a hard time. Like I said, it made sense when I realized the bike was a gravel grinder. I've been on one hill in my area with a 20% pitch and I almost died going up it in 34/25. My legs were screaming when I finally got to the top.


lol....It's all good, I'm a rather technical fellow, but I am new to all the tech with cycling, so, the more eyes of experience on it the better. I'd hate to miss something obvious to others and end up pissing money away, therefore all opinions are appreciated....

It's funny around here, I traverse a few areas through parks with these pitches whereas I notice the pure roadie types go around sticking to flatter routes but shared with road traffic. I'd rather avoid the cars as much as I can, enjoy the park scenery, and just deal with the short but at times severe inclines...it's fun, I think?!?!?! I need to set up another wheelset biased for off-road. That's what's cool with these bikes & the wider tire clearances. I'm thinking a tire with a slick center tread but good knobs on the shoulders would be the ticket.

RonH 03-07-14 04:29 PM

My most recent purchases weren't from a bike shop. :eek: No bike shop around here (within 50 miles) don't sell Selle Anatomica saddles. I few friends gave the saddles a glowing recommendation so I decided to try one. Got one for the Litespeed and loved it after a couple of miles. Been comfortable for several rides so bought a second one for the Felt. :thumb:
Keep your eyes on the For Sale forum. I'll be posting my Specialized Toupe and Specialized Romin saddles if anyone is interested.

nastystang 03-07-14 06:12 PM

I had ordered a Felt F4 and kept getting the run around about when it would show up. It's been almost seven weeks and the bike shop just called telling me Felt was pretty unclear of when the bike would show up, no time frame to give. However Felt offered to give me a F2 for the same money. So, I just bought a Felt F2 with electronic ultegra 11 speed, better frame and coponents. I had bought Zipp carbon bars and seatpost and an alloy stem for the cockpit on the F4 that I am going to now use on the F2. The F2 comes with 3T carbon bars and post and a 3T alloy stem. Guess I can 're coupe some cash off these and the wheelset.
Should have the bike on the 14th. Can't wait.

amf14 03-08-14 07:58 AM

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Fxyation Quiver 1x10

Very comfy ride! The SRAM Apex is a dream to use-- accurate and instant shifting. Love the color!


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