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coppercook62 08-10-14 10:41 PM

no :( shoes not yet
I blow way to much money on cycling.

Trsnrtr 08-11-14 05:55 AM

Got a Specialized travel floor pump. Comes in it's own little case.

cyclebycle13 08-11-14 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 17024680)
no :( shoes not yet
I blow way to much money on cycling.


Does not matter- as long as it keeps you riding. I'm waiting for my Schmolke TLO OS bars to arrive. Had them a few years back, went for a fitting and I was told they had way too much reach for me. Turns out the fitter sucked- didn't fix my problem. Went to a different fitter recently and he fixed the problem- turns out with my leg issue fixed my reach for my "proper position" is back to where the Schmolke bars are perfect. Could have gone cheaper, but why? I love those freaking bars!

rekmeyata 08-11-14 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 17024680)
no :( shoes not yet
I blow way to much money on cycling.

A person does need to find a balance. A lot of stuff I see people buying is to upgrade something that isn't even broken or worn out, yet they feel the need to upgrade, that's cool it's their thing, but the average person in reality doesn't have the money to be getting this sort of stuff, and a lot just throw the purchases on their credit cards and let the balance pile up costing a fortune in interest and all in the pursuit of trying to keep up with their friends or with the bike club or just so they look a certain way when riding. Obviously if a person has so much money that it spews out of their pockets then they can afford whatever they want and they deserve it! I rarely upgrade a bike, in fact I can't recall when I did! All my bikes, even my racing bike I bought new in 84 never got upgraded, of course I had to replace wheels and gears as they wore out but I never went and upgraded stuff like the steel fork to a carbon one, or aluminum rims to carbon, etc, nor upgraded say the wheels before they wore out. I kept all my replacement parts close to stock specs to keep the price of this sport/hobby down. I guess I'm weird that way.

Before some of you start throwing stones at me, note I did say if you have the extra cash to buy whatever you want then you deserve to buy whatever you want. But if you're constantly banging the credit card and never paying off the balance 100% at the end of the month, and or delaying buying your kids clothes (or whatever), or the interest from the credit card is taking money out of the family budget so you can have your toy upgraded then there's something wrong with your priorities!

heffdiddy 08-12-14 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 17025381)
A person does need to find a balance. A lot of stuff I see people buying is to upgrade something that isn't even broken or worn out, yet they feel the need to upgrade, that's cool it's their thing, but the average person in reality doesn't have the money to be getting this sort of stuff, and a lot just throw the purchases on their credit cards and let the balance pile up costing a fortune in interest and all in the pursuit of trying to keep up with their friends or with the bike club or just so they look a certain way when riding. Obviously if a person has so much money that it spews out of their pockets then they can afford whatever they want and they deserve it! I rarely upgrade a bike, in fact I can't recall when I did! All my bikes, even my racing bike I bought new in 84 never got upgraded, of course I had to replace wheels and gears as they wore out but I never went and upgraded stuff like the steel fork to a carbon one, or aluminum rims to carbon, etc, nor upgraded say the wheels before they wore out. I kept all my replacement parts close to stock specs to keep the price of this sport/hobby down. I guess I'm weird that way.

Before some of you start throwing stones at me, note I did say if you have the extra cash to buy whatever you want then you deserve to buy whatever you want. But if you're constantly banging the credit card and never paying off the balance 100% at the end of the month, and or delaying buying your kids clothes (or whatever), or the interest from the credit card is taking money out of the family budget so you can have your toy upgraded then there's something wrong with your priorities!

This guy.....is a buzzkill

rekmeyata 08-12-14 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by heffdiddy (Post 17028404)
This guy.....is a buzzkill

Hey, I like that, I wish I could change my forum name to...hmmm, how about Captain Buzzkill?

CALE262 08-12-14 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by heffdiddy (Post 17028404)
This guy.....is a buzzkill


This is guy works for a CC company :p

dtrain 08-12-14 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 17025381)
A person does need to find a balance. A lot of stuff I see people buying is to upgrade something that isn't even broken or worn out, yet they feel the need to upgrade, that's cool it's their thing, but the average person in reality doesn't have the money to be getting this sort of stuff, and a lot just throw the purchases on their credit cards and let the balance pile up costing a fortune in interest and all in the pursuit of trying to keep up with their friends or with the bike club or just so they look a certain way when riding. Obviously if a person has so much money that it spews out of their pockets then they can afford whatever they want and they deserve it! I rarely upgrade a bike, in fact I can't recall when I did! All my bikes, even my racing bike I bought new in 84 never got upgraded, of course I had to replace wheels and gears as they wore out but I never went and upgraded stuff like the steel fork to a carbon one, or aluminum rims to carbon, etc, nor upgraded say the wheels before they wore out. I kept all my replacement parts close to stock specs to keep the price of this sport/hobby down. I guess I'm weird that way.

Before some of you start throwing stones at me, note I did say if you have the extra cash to buy whatever you want then you deserve to buy whatever you want. But if you're constantly banging the credit card and never paying off the balance 100% at the end of the month, and or delaying buying your kids clothes (or whatever), or the interest from the credit card is taking money out of the family budget so you can have your toy upgraded then there's something wrong with your priorities!

I'm with you 100%. Unfortunately, our economy depends on folks spending in that way. Somewhere just shy of creating a bubble (hopefully), but certainly using (and borderline abusing) their credit. It's an ugly cycle...and then there's payday lending...

RPK79 08-12-14 11:50 AM

May as well close the thread now that we've all been shamed into silence on our new purchases.

silkroad 08-12-14 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 17029451)
May as well close the thread now that we've all been shamed into silence on our new purchases.

Just wait till I pay of my credit card...

RPK79 08-12-14 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 17025381)
A person does need to find a balance. A lot of stuff I see people buying is to upgrade something that isn't even broken or worn out, yet they feel the need to upgrade, that's cool it's their thing, but the average person in reality doesn't have the money to be getting this sort of stuff, and a lot just throw the purchases on their credit cards and let the balance pile up costing a fortune in interest and all in the pursuit of trying to keep up with their friends or with the bike club or just so they look a certain way when riding. Obviously if a person has so much money that it spews out of their pockets then they can afford whatever they want and they deserve it! I rarely upgrade a bike, in fact I can't recall when I did! All my bikes, even my racing bike I bought new in 84 never got upgraded, of course I had to replace wheels and gears as they wore out but I never went and upgraded stuff like the steel fork to a carbon one, or aluminum rims to carbon, etc, nor upgraded say the wheels before they wore out. I kept all my replacement parts close to stock specs to keep the price of this sport/hobby down. I guess I'm weird that way.

Before some of you start throwing stones at me, note I did say if you have the extra cash to buy whatever you want then you deserve to buy whatever you want. But if you're constantly banging the credit card and never paying off the balance 100% at the end of the month, and or delaying buying your kids clothes (or whatever), or the interest from the credit card is taking money out of the family budget so you can have your toy upgraded then there's something wrong with your priorities!

You should probably go give these guys your speech, too.

http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...ad-thread.html

rekmeyata 08-12-14 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by dtrain (Post 17029437)
I'm with you 100%. Unfortunately, our economy depends on folks spending in that way. Somewhere just shy of creating a bubble (hopefully), but certainly using (and borderline abusing) their credit. It's an ugly cycle...and then there's payday lending...

I think payday lending places should be outlawed, it's just a different spin on what services the mafia use to provide!

rangerdavid 08-16-14 04:28 PM

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bought a bunch of stuff on the Rapha sale recently, and some Sidi wire shoes


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ofgit 08-16-14 10:29 PM

A floor pump to augment my yellow '80s Silca Pista. It was great when I only had the '86 Ironman on 25s and a StumpJumper. Now with more touring style bikes on higher volume tires, a larger pump helps me keep my heart rate down when getting all the rims off the floor.

bianchi10 08-16-14 11:08 PM


Nice grab!

ancientbicyclis 08-16-14 11:53 PM

I bought an "unique-bike" for $50...

rangerdavid 08-17-14 05:06 AM

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snagged two trade team jerseys on the rapha sale, as a pair of bibs. Rode the bibs yesterday. They are really comfortable.


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Phildog 08-17-14 07:54 AM

I just purchased a SRAM Force rear derailleur AND a Red front derailleur...ALL for $60.

gc3 08-17-14 08:58 AM

Second set of Look Keo Blade 2 Ti pedals (for the second bike)

4 Veloflex Corsa tires (2-23mm and 2-25mm)

DMT Vega shoes

"Mudflap Girl" socks

back issue of Roleur magazine

...however, I did return the Astute Skycarb SR saddles since they were a real impulse purchase :roflmao2:

alexaschwanden 08-17-14 09:14 AM

I bought 5 hour energy shot and powerbars for my next ride.

ARPRINCE 08-17-14 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by alexaschwanden (Post 17044539)
I bought 5 hour energy shot and powerbars for my next ride.

What's up with that powerbar gels? I tried it yesterday, I liked the taste (dbl latte). Gave me an energy boost as advertised. Then at home, I started having diarrhea.

sardond 08-17-14 09:58 AM

105 shifter set
105 frt and rr derailleurs
Ritchey compact drop bar
Converted a Sirrus flat bar bike I got cheap a while back.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/...ddc2d4b6_o.jpgimage by tommyputz, on Flickr

alexaschwanden 08-17-14 10:00 AM

Cool bike.

linnefaulk 08-17-14 10:02 AM

I ordered 2 King Cage Iris bottle cages so I can use my Klean Kanteen insulated bottles.

sardond 08-17-14 10:07 AM

Sadly, the original owner bought it new and only had it on an indoor trainer, then was diagnosed with cancer and had to sell it. I bought it and didnt ride it much because of my other bikes. Now I will enjoy it more. Will lower the stem more and cut the tube.


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