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fried bake 06-25-14 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by Hammondc (Post 16879127)
No,I have the old crap Bontrager saddle that came on my bike. The big difference between the VS and VSX is that the VSX has a 20mm deep pressure relief channel

in the last month, i have tried to buy this saddleTWICE. each time it ends up on backorder. if you don't mind sharing impressions after a couple hundred miles, i'd be curious to know your thoughts.

expatbrit 06-25-14 05:14 PM

Ultegra 6800 pedals to replace the 540s I had and now are on the girl's bike.

Trickle down upgrading FTW!

bugly64 06-25-14 08:51 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps376cc6fe.jpg

a77impala 06-26-14 11:37 AM

I had a flat this morning and my spare tubes valve stem was to short, of course I found that after I had it mounted on the rim. So, I went to Yellow Jersey in Arlington WI for two new tubes and repair kit, a great shop that used to be on State St. In Madison.
Very fair prices, the least expensive tubes I have bought in years.
If you are in the area check them out, the browsing is great and the staff very friendly. They saved me a trip into the city from Lodi.

SpeshulEd 06-26-14 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16877511)
After struggling with sweat issues and trying the Sweat Gutr headband for the past year without much success, I decided to try the Halo Protex skull cap. Should come in today or tomorrow, hoping it works better.

http://ibikedaily.com/wordpress1/wp-...-Skull-Cap.jpg

I use the halo headband and it works well. Keeps the sweat from dripping on my sunglasses anyway.

Hammondc 06-26-14 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by fried bake (Post 16882417)
in the last month, i have tried to buy this saddleTWICE. each time it ends up on backorder. if you don't mind sharing impressions after a couple hundred miles, i'd be curious to know your thoughts.

Amazon has them in stock. Even a couple in warehouse deals for $137.

02Giant 06-26-14 06:40 PM

Pilo D104

flyingdutch 06-27-14 06:18 AM

Fizik Aliante saddle for the new ride.....http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTMzWDgwMA...S6SP0/$_35.JPG

flyingdutch 06-27-14 06:20 AM

Also picked up a Cateye Strada Wireless speedometer http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/23...22594040_1.jpg

rekmeyata 06-27-14 07:28 AM


Originally Posted by flyingdutch (Post 16886549)
Fizik Aliante saddle for the new ride.....http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTMzWDgwMA...S6SP0/$_35.JPG

That is my favorite lightweight road bike saddle, I use that Fizi:k on my new (new last year) Lynskey.

flyingdutch 06-27-14 07:39 AM

Haven't even put the saddle on my bike yet (it's a good 8 hours drive away still), but the reviews on this saddle were very good, and the price was excellent ($75 US). My 2009 Scott Addict has a really hard racing seat on it, and I've never ridden a road bike before, so I thought that this would be a good place to upgrade the bike. May as well make the first experience on the road bike a good one.....

rekmeyata 06-27-14 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by flyingdutch (Post 16886772)
Haven't even put the saddle on my bike yet (it's a good 8 hours drive away still), but the reviews on this saddle were very good, and the price was excellent ($75 US). My 2009 Scott Addict has a really hard racing seat on it, and I've never ridden a road bike before, so I thought that this would be a good place to upgrade the bike. May as well make the first experience on the road bike a good one.....

Your going to kill me, I bought mine at an LBS in town who sold a bike that came with that saddle but the owner wanted a different saddle so they swapped it and put the Fizi:k on sale as a turnout saddle, I paid $29!! The best deal I have ever found at any LBS.

flyingdutch 06-27-14 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 16886807)
Your going to kill me, I bought mine at an LBS in town who sold a bike that came with that saddle but the owner wanted a different saddle so they swapped it and put the Fizi:k on sale as a turnout saddle, I paid $29!! The best deal I have ever found at any LBS.

That is a good deal! That being said, I would pay near $150 Canadian for the saddle here, so I'm happy paying half in US.....

Panza 06-27-14 07:57 AM

Change my 12-28 105 cassette to an 11-28. Rocked the hill climbs in my group. NO MORE BEING LEFT BEHIND FOR ME! Still need to challenge myself on a mountain though.

RPK79 06-27-14 08:01 AM

This thread sure slows down when we can all actually ride our bikes instead of just buy stuff for our bikes.

igonebikin 06-27-14 09:26 AM

Had A great one with Texas Cyclesport They ran a Shimano Sale complete Dura-Ace Di2 Group @ $2700, got wheels to as an add on.

Really Like these guys:thumb:

soma5 06-27-14 09:45 AM

Elite Paron bottle cages. These work great for small frames because you can get the bottles in and out from either side as well as the front. We shall see if they hold the bottles well enough. The bottles seem tight when fully inserted.

Snakepit 06-27-14 10:35 AM

Giro Savant in highlight yellow...but looks more of a neon green.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...psa4c9306f.jpg

bmcphx 06-27-14 01:04 PM

After I lost a bunch of weight riding a bike I was down to 185 and bought some nice kits. then I dropped to 145 and am still wearing a couple of those kits, so I'm slowly replacing them all - expensive so it takes time. I also don't like wearing my team kits every day... change it up, you know!?

Got this yesterday, have another of the same jersey in black. Q36.5 bibshort and jersey.

http://www.q36-5.com/q36-5/collection/34_8_medium.jpg

spdntrxi 06-27-14 04:36 PM

another one of these. Got a black one for the wife's bike and I thought it was the most comfortable seat I have tried to date.. and I've tried a lot of them. This white one is for me. 140g at 148mm wide is pretty good in my book.

http://bicyclingaustralia.com.au/med....JoNe0jmA.dpuf

SpeshulEd 06-27-14 07:34 PM

I want the new Giro Synthe helmet...so sexy!

Roopull 06-27-14 09:31 PM

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I picked this up at Clermont Bicycles... The thing is tiny. Hex keys, screwdrivers, bottle opener and CO2 adapter. I added a quarter so you can see how tiny it is.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=389909

bmcphx 06-27-14 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by Roopull (Post 16889027)
I added a quarter so you can see how tiny it is.

hey man, that's your business.

edgamar 06-28-14 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by Roopull (Post 16889027)
I picked this up at Clermont Bicycles... The thing is tiny. Hex keys, screwdrivers, bottle opener and CO2 adapter. I added a quarter so you can see how tiny it is.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=389909

Is shop the one next to HDepot? $$?

1986raleigh 06-28-14 03:52 PM

2001 Cannondale R600 I'm gonna ride the he'll outta this bike


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