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rekmeyata 09-05-14 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17104051)
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.

I know, years ago I rode on tubs and carried two spares under the seat, plus I carried the Velox repair kit just in case I ran out of tubs, which did happen on rare occasions so I would have to spend about 45 min taking a tub off, unstitching a section, pull the tube out a bit and do the standard tube repair, stuff back in and stitch shut and remount tire. But 45 minutes spent doing that beats walking for 2 or 3 hours.

I always took my flatted tubs home and repaired them to be used again, so repairing one on the side of the road was no real big deal, but I found tubs to be a huge inconvenience and when Specialized came out with their Turbo clincher I bought two clincher rims and two clincher tires to try them out and never went back to tubs again nor will I ever, I don't miss all the time it took to fix flats.

rjones28 09-05-14 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by soma5 (Post 17104616)
As long as it is a good Islay. My preference is Lagavulin.

Ice? :twitchy:

Kai Winters 09-05-14 09:52 PM

A pair of Michelin Pro4 Endurance tires. Put them on yesterday and rode them today. They feel similar to my old Pro3's but only a few miles on them so far.

bmcphx 09-05-14 10:41 PM


Originally Posted by soma5 (Post 17104616)
As long as it is a good Islay. My preference is Lagavulin.

Islay is the only scotch worth drinking. I used to have a bottle in the house and it was a bonus that my alcoholic girlfriend thought it was gross. If there was pinnacle whip cream vodka she would kill it in a night, buy my beloved peaty single malts were safe.

bianchi10 09-05-14 11:19 PM

Defeet Sako 7 socks
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...3_152839-1.jpg

hamster 09-06-14 03:20 AM


Originally Posted by soma5 (Post 17104616)
As long as it is a good Islay. My preference is Lagavulin.

I find Laphroaig very interesting. My wife, on the other hand, describes is as similar to paint thinner. And I can't really disagree.

Jaeger99 09-06-14 05:36 AM


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...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/grandst/ima...e_******_1.jpg

Cool. Details?

Gus90 09-06-14 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by Jaeger99 (Post 17105033)
Cool. Details?

Here you go...

Wintersmiths - Makers of the Ice ****** for Crystal Clear Ice Spheres

soma5 09-06-14 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 17104664)
Ice? :twitchy:

You caught me out. I do not put ice in Lagavulin. I just got carried away thinking about Lagavulin.

soma5 09-06-14 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by hamster (Post 17104918)
I find Laphroaig very interesting. My wife, on the other hand, describes is as similar to paint thinner. And I can't really disagree.

Laphroaig is a little sulphuric for me, I won't turn it down but I won't buy it for home. I've found a decent less-expensive Islay called Ardbeg. It is a bit lighter as well and may be more to your liking.

soma5 09-06-14 11:11 AM

To get back on topic, I've bought two of the newly-modified Arundel Dual saddle packs. These new ones have a retaining beltlopp to hold the larger velcro strap that attaches the pack to the saddle rails in place so you don't have to over-tighten that velcro strap to keep the pack from slipping. Good addition.

alexaschwanden 09-06-14 12:15 PM

I bought a few Powerbars and a 5 hours energy shot, and some inner tubes 700x23c.

linnefaulk 09-06-14 12:48 PM

Planet Bike Superflash Turbo Mini Rear Bike Light
CatEye TL-LD150-F Bike Light
Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix - Single Serving

kbarch 09-06-14 03:05 PM

A couple of tubes and​ a patch kit for tomorrow's NYC Century.

Jaeger99 09-06-14 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by Gus90 (Post 17105145)

Thanks much.

Silvercivic27 09-06-14 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by Jaeger99 (Post 17106680)
Thanks much.

+1. Now I can make ice like David Rees!

tottenham21 09-06-14 07:09 PM

a new saddle, some nuun tablets, 2 cycling books from amazon.

evrythngsgngrn 09-06-14 09:50 PM

Frameset from a Giant Avail 1 for the wife's birthday and an FSA Wing Pro Compact to go along with it.

RaptorDuner 09-06-14 10:03 PM

Bought a Park CCP-22 & BBT-22 and 4 tubes.

alexaschwanden 09-07-14 12:33 AM

New Michelin Dynamic sport tires in red, Powerbars and 5 hour energy shot.

a1penguin 09-07-14 01:26 AM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 17104775)

Love the socks. I saw some pro looking dudes today with lots of black but colorful, high socks and they looked pretty cool riding along at over 90 rpm cadence.

gsa103 09-07-14 01:22 PM

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Not exactly appropriate for this forum, but it is Cycling-related.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=404554

Got a good deal on a used Yeti 575, you know how it goes with N+1. Incredible bike, huge upgrade from my old hardtail.

Gus90 09-07-14 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by Jaeger99 (Post 17106680)
Thanks much.

you're welcome. I've made three clear ice balls so far, it works flawlessly. Not that I'm a big drinker, I just like doing things in style haha. It melts nice and slow too.

edgamar 09-08-14 10:31 AM

Selle Italia SLR Superflow (white).

sevenmag 09-08-14 02:41 PM

I bought a Bell 26x2.10 tire for the mountain bike I use during hunting season. 20 bucks at wally world.


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