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hamster 09-04-14 06:50 PM

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MM80 09-04-14 06:50 PM

I got pair of Pearl Izumi sun sleeves as a protection for my freshly injured skin (road rush) !

Pearl Izumi Elite Sun Sleeves review | road.cc

goenrdoug 09-04-14 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by dtrain (Post 17100556)
^ that 6510 nameplate is worth it's weight in gold. ;)

Tell me about it. I bought this to go with a matching left shifter I already own so I can upgrade from Sora with the thumb shifters..

I have a beat up old set of 105 shifters from the same era that are missing the nameplates and hoods, but they might as well be chunks of trash since, apparently, Shimano has made damned sure there is no way anyone will sell 3rd-party replacement hoods or nameplates. Maybe I'm paranoid, but I can't figure any other explanation other than Shimano wanting to kill 9-speed and stop competing with their own legacy stuff.

And I wonder if there would be a market for some 3d-printed copies of the 5500/6500/6510/5510 nameplates? :D

bbattle 09-04-14 07:21 PM

I had some Vittoria EVO CX III tires put on my wheels for my Pinarello. three tires and installation came to over $400. Mine have the green stripes, which will match my bike.

Vicegrip 09-04-14 07:46 PM

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rick458 09-04-14 08:08 PM

I have not finished purchasing it, but I put a down payment on a Trex Domane 4.0c, need to get some shoes and spd pedals (plus bottle cages tubes inflators etc)
Hope to pay it off in a month.
It will be my first road bike.

SpeshulEd 09-04-14 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by bbattle (Post 17101031)
I had some Vittoria EVO CX III tires put on my wheels for my Pinarello. three tires and installation came to over $400. Mine have the green stripes, which will match my bike.

Wait, you paid $400 to for 3 tires and to have them mounted? For reals? That seems incredible expensive.

WhyFi 09-04-14 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 17101192)
Wait, you paid $400 to for 3 tires and to have them mounted? For reals? That seems incredible expensive.

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bmcphx 09-04-14 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 17101192)
Wait, you paid $400 to for 3 tires and to have them mounted? For reals? That seems incredible expensive.

Tubulars are more expensive.

hamster 09-04-14 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17101282)
Tubulars are more expensive.

You also have to pay extra for a mechanic who's proficient in maintenance of Pinarello tricycles. There aren't many of those around.

SpeshulEd 09-05-14 08:07 AM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17101282)
Tubulars are more expensive.

I realized that after I posted the comment, so I went and priced the tires...at $65/tire you're still only looking at $195. $200 to mount them seems insane...so I didn't delete the comment.

Not dogging anyone if thats the price, but I know people that have had all the tires on their car replaced for the same price.

RPK79 09-05-14 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 17102226)
I realized that after I posted the comment, so I went and priced the tires...at $65/tire you're still only looking at $195. $200 to mount them seems insane...so I didn't delete the comment.

Not dogging anyone if thats the price, but I know people that have had all the tires on their car replaced for the same price.

To be fair, they bought the green striped ones and I'm not seeing those online anywhere.

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Jamesw2 09-05-14 08:23 AM

CX V 2 Retro shifters (Grvenalle)
they are for a Surly Disk Trucker build
Still need the frame, headset, racks, fenders and brakes ah heck with the brakes

http://www.gevenalle.com/store/products/shifters/

bmcphx 09-05-14 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 17102226)
I realized that after I posted the comment, so I went and priced the tires...at $65/tire you're still only looking at $195. $200 to mount them seems insane...so I didn't delete the comment.

Not dogging anyone if thats the price, but I know people that have had all the tires on their car replaced for the same price.

retail is $112

SpeshulEd 09-05-14 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17102315)
retail is $112

D'oh, I wasn't looking at the IIIs.
2013 Vittoria Corsa CX Tubular Road Tyre Sports & Leisure | ProBikeKit.com

Found them for $90 tho!
Vittoria Corsa CX III Tubular at BikeTiresDirect

That still seems like a lot to mount them but I guess it's all subjective.

Fastfwd01 09-05-14 09:30 AM

Topeak Aero Wedge - medium w/straps. My smartphone fits with room to spare for tube, etc when expanded. So glad to ditch that huge Jandd bag I moved over from my mountain bike until I could figure out what bag would work better with the road bike. That bag is HUGE! It looked a little odd on the mountain bike, but ridiculous on the road bike.

I also pulled the trigger on a new helmet. Stepping up from my Giro Rift that I bought just to have a helmet starting out. I actually went with another lower end helmet - the Giro Foray (matte black and white that matches the bike though, but not exactly high visibility). I stumbled across a website of some bicycle helmet.org something and they made what seemed like a sensible argument about the cheaper helmets not being any less safe - to the contrary. They also seemed to be of the opinion that the aero helmets pointy styling elements were detrimental to the purpose of absorbing impacts and promoted the more rounded shapes as being superior - ie the Synthe at the top of the line. The Foray is the $65 retail version of the $250 Synthe. Probably less some of the comforts, but should suit me fairly well I hope. The Atom was available in the color and size I wanted for about $135 right before I pulled the trigger and it was tempting, but that website really frowned on the pointy styling element it has - even on the front. They might be a bunch of crazies for all I know.

gc3 09-05-14 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by hamster (Post 17100926)

How much did you pay for that quarter? Some kind of coin collector, are you?

dtrain 09-05-14 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by goenrdoug (Post 17100968)
Tell me about it. I bought this to go with a matching left shifter I already own so I can upgrade from Sora with the thumb shifters..

I have a beat up old set of 105 shifters from the same era that are missing the nameplates and hoods, but they might as well be chunks of trash since, apparently, Shimano has made damned sure there is no way anyone will sell 3rd-party replacement hoods or nameplates. Maybe I'm paranoid, but I can't figure any other explanation other than Shimano wanting to kill 9-speed and stop competing with their own legacy stuff.

And I wonder if there would be a market for some 3d-printed copies of the 5500/6500/6510/5510 nameplates? :D

I lucked out and found some hoods recently, wasn't easy. Hudz made a bunch for the 10 speed stuff (5600/6600). I'm not (personally) in the market for namplates anymore, but there is clearly a need...

cmschmie 09-05-14 10:27 AM

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Picked this up today. Should make me eleventy billion times faster than the Easton stem I was using.
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kbarch 09-05-14 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 17102470)
D'oh, I wasn't looking at the IIIs.
2013 Vittoria Corsa CX Tubular Road Tyre Sports & Leisure | ProBikeKit.com

Found them for $90 tho!
Vittoria Corsa CX III Tubular at BikeTiresDirect

That still seems like a lot to mount them but I guess it's all subjective.

I can see paying someone to change ones tires - and to keep them pumped up, and to supply refreshments, clean jersey, etc., etc., but paying a la carte for such services seems terribly inconvenient. A valet or soigneur should be able to take care of all that.

rekmeyata 09-05-14 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 17101192)
Wait, you paid $400 to for 3 tires and to have them mounted? For reals? That seems incredible expensive.

Not only incredibly expensive but what happens when he has a flat? I guess a cell phone call to his mommy so she can come pick him and his bike up and take it to an LBS so they can charge another $133?

bmcphx 09-05-14 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 17103974)
Not only incredibly expensive but what happens when he has a flat? I guess a cell phone call to his mommy so she can come pick him and his bike up and take it to an LBS so they can charge another $133?

Tubulars can be carried under the saddle and if you flat you just get the old tire off and put the new one, which you've pre glued a bit, on the rim and ride it home. You can't push as hard but you can ride it. The cost of a flat is excessive but not much more work.

Gus90 09-05-14 06:35 PM

Just because having a glass of scotch after a 50 mile bike ride is relaxing, and pouring it over a crystal clear sphere of ice is awesome...

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soma5 09-05-14 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by Gus90 (Post 17104197)
Just because having a glass of scotch after a 50 mile bike ride is relaxing, and pouring it over a crystal clear sphere of ice is awesome...

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As long as it is a good Islay. My preference is Lagavulin.

petalpower 09-05-14 09:26 PM

SRAM Red22 Quarq and a set of November Rail 52s to for the new bike.


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