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bruce19 08-03-14 07:00 AM

Nashbar was selling SRAM Red rear derailleur (10 sp) for $170. I couldn't resist. My steel Guru now has Red fr. & rear derailleurs and a Red crank set. Weighs a bit under 17 lbs. 12 oz. with Speedplay Zeros.

gc3 08-03-14 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by CALE262 (Post 17000219)
Update...cleaned the chain last night, after 300km (+/-) the black is gone on the drive side but the red still looks like new....

Here's what the all-black version looked like after maybe 1500 miles...

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...P1030595-M.jpg

Silvercivic27 08-03-14 09:44 AM

Are you guys using a solvent on your chains?

CALE262 08-03-14 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 (Post 17001387)
Are you guys using a solvent on your chains?

I wiped it off with Pedro's citrus degreaser on a clean rag but the black was visibly gone before this, only lubed once with "White Lightening clean ride wax lube".

Silvercivic27 08-03-14 05:39 PM

Maybe that's the difference. I have an all black on one bike and a black and red on the other, and the colors are holding up fine. I use Rock n' Roll yellow which is pretty much a lube/cleaner in one.

Anthony.L 08-03-14 05:57 PM

Specialized S-Works Pave SL seat post and Romin Evo Expert Gel seat. Dangerous when you stop by your local Specialized dealer...

http://i.imgur.com/irkvGpJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3uQPtfT.jpg

gc3 08-03-14 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 (Post 17001387)
Are you guys using a solvent on your chains?

I always use a degreaser on the drive train as part of my cleaning routine

RPK79 08-05-14 07:29 AM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16928392)
Just used a $5 Amazon gift card from some Linked-In survey I did to order a kit of 48 patches from China. Maybe save some money on new tubes...

Patches arrived yesterday, so 3.5 weeks for delivery from China.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...9a&oe=544A31DE
https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...12812084_n.jpg

I have a tube I've been hanging on to that needs patching so I'll patch it and swap it with one of my installed tubes.

cricket1116 08-05-14 09:47 AM

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Anthony.L 08-05-14 12:49 PM

Don't ever try these on unless you want your wallet lighten by $430. Yup, that extra $30 is for the SL footbed since the one included with the shoes only fits people with flat feet.

http://i.imgur.com/pXxxIWu.jpg

look566 rider 08-05-14 04:58 PM

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2014 Athena Alloy Groupo

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=397593

Modern Mavic Ksyriums

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=397594

To go replace all the components on this C&V for a full restomod!
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=397595

Hopefully the C&V crowd approves and does not crucify me.

All the vintage 80's Campy Athena and Vento wheel set will be released into the world for re-use on someone else's project.

Team Sarcasm 08-05-14 05:05 PM

Amazon.com: The Best Rechargeable 1200 Lumen Bicycle Light - "FREE TAILLIGHT" - Headlight - Flashlight - 5 Easy Bike Light Modes - Highest Quality and Strongest Aircraft Aluminum - WATERPROOF - Easy to Install - Greatly Improves Your SAFETY On Dark R

2 of these things. Wired but nothing a tt bag cant take care of

ill post beam shots when they come

loimpact 08-05-14 05:17 PM

I see everybody is doing a very good job filling the bike industry's pockets.

Not me. Nope. I haven't spent a dime since.......yesterday.

:p

Actually, I can't find a pic of exactly what I have but I remember it was a long time ago I bought this massive 3-pack bundle of wet wipes (citrus-scented stuff) and after riding thru the rain on Sunday I gave the bike a good hosing down, easy dried, then figured I'd clean later.

Rather than go thru a spray & paper-towel routine, I used the wipes & a clean cloth behind to keep any streaks down and ya know what??........Worked GREAT!!!

Highly recommended vs spraying half of what you want on the bike into the air.........

GlennR 08-06-14 06:39 PM

Needed to replace my pedals, got a great deal on a set of Look Max2 Carbon.

I feel faster already.

Dunbar 08-06-14 09:20 PM

11sp Shimano 105 5800. Ribble's price of $440 shipped was too tempting.

http://www.shinybikes.com/image/cach...et-500x500.jpg

jacoder 08-06-14 11:44 PM

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Sidi Wire Vent Carbon Road Shoe :D

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/...7fb00579_c.jpg

Flickr Set:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohru/...7646101940191/

superslomo 08-07-14 07:03 AM

A couple of Mavic jerseys, marked down to absurd prices, and waiting for the arrival of a pair of Giordana Sport bibs. New 9-speed cassette (12-27) for just a little bit more bailout than I had before.

RPK79 08-07-14 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by Dunbar (Post 17013753)
11sp Shimano 105 5800. Ribble's price of $440 shipped was too tempting.

http://www.shinybikes.com/image/cach...et-500x500.jpg

Nice. I was going to be jealous since I bought my 5700 group about a month before they announced the 5800, but I paid a bit less and I can live without that extra gear. I like the black BB though...

Nebby10 08-07-14 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 17014568)
Nice. I was going to be jealous since I bought my 5700 group about a month before they announced the 5800, but I paid a bit less and I can live without that extra gear. I like the black BB though...

It's less about the extra gear than it is the improvement in shifting smoothness and ease. The front shifting is drastically improved, at least when I compare my 5700 vs 6800.

RPK79 08-07-14 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by Nebby10 (Post 17014633)
It's less about the extra gear than it is the improvement in shifting smoothness and ease. The front shifting is drastically improved, at least when I compare my 5700 vs 6800.

My 5700 FD shifts smooth. Not sure how it could be improved upon...

Nebby10 08-07-14 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 17014658)
My 5700 FD shifts smooth. Not sure how it could be improved upon...

Have you tried 6800 or 9000? If not, go give it a try. :)

Ricanfred 08-07-14 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by Dunbar (Post 17013753)
11sp Shimano 105 5800. Ribble's price of $440 shipped was too tempting.

http://www.shinybikes.com/image/cach...et-500x500.jpg

Very nice Dunbar! Looking forward to your report and comparison to 5700. By the way, my rear derailleur cable frayed/broke at the shifter and I changed all housings/cables to Jagwire Road Pro. Feels like a different bike although front still needs considerable effort. (5700) I remember you had issues with DA wires fraying on you.

Dunbar 08-07-14 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by Ricanfred (Post 17015449)
I remember you had issues with DA wires fraying on you.

Yes, I'm hoping Shimano has made running changes to make the 5800 polymer coated cables more durable. If not, I'll just end up replacing the RD cable/housing every 6 months myself to keep the cost down.

JTGraphics 08-07-14 01:23 PM

Picked up a new Schwable One for $17.99 damaged box only :) they only had one but it was a price I could not let go by.
Using Schwable One's and Schwable S tires really like them.

jkuper 08-07-14 04:31 PM

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/im...ID000A/WBR.jpg


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