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dherzfeld 09-26-14 08:44 PM

Park Tools professional truing stand and base. Model TS-2.2P - the new blue one!

WheresWaldo 09-26-14 09:14 PM

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gsa103, thats a fantastic price for the Virb, but it just too bad they are not doing 1080p @ 120fps, especially since the specs on the GoPro Hero 4 were leaked and it can do 4K, 2.7K and do 1080 @ 120.
Anyway, here is my most recent and probably last purchase for a bit:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=408616
Praxis Forged compact chainrings.

spdntrxi 09-26-14 10:56 PM


Originally Posted by WheresWaldo (Post 17166107)
gsa103, thats a fantastic price for the Virb, but it just too bad they are not doing 1080p @ 120fps, especially since the specs on the GoPro Hero 4 were leaked and it can do 4K, 2.7K and do 1080 @ 120.
Anyway, here is my most recent and probably last purchase for a bit:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=408616
Praxis Forged compact chainrings.

I have those rings... not installed yet though.

as for VIRB.. it's been out for awhile already and the Hero4 is not released yet.. so no surprise about the spec difference.

WheresWaldo 09-27-14 12:44 AM


Originally Posted by spdntrxi (Post 17166258)
I have those rings... not installed yet though.

as for VIRB.. it's been out for awhile already and the Hero4 is not released yet.. so no surprise about the spec difference.

Let me know what you think about the rings, what intrigued me was that they are forged rather than cut. Should make the life much longer than my current Red chainrings.

Hero4 should be next week or the following at the latest, with immediate availability. Virb was released a year ago. Hero3 was before the Virb and it does 1080 @ 60 fps. I really want to like the Virb, but it just isn't really an upgrade other than the fact I could control it directly from my Edge 800. Unhappily for me, I have three Contours (2 GPS and 1 Contour+) and I love both the Virb and Contour form factor over the GoPro, but it did release with "dated" specs.

But the price gsa103 paid for it was well worth it. At retail, not so much.

@dherzfeld, I had the TS-2 and sold it to buy the TS-2.2 over a year ago, the Park stand is one of the best tool investment I have ever made.

Silvercivic27 09-27-14 05:15 AM

Praxis rings are great. On my bikes, I like them better than the Red rings they replaced. Better shifting. Shimano rings are the only others that are forged, afaik.

evrythngsgngrn 09-27-14 05:33 AM


Originally Posted by eastbay71 (Post 17154826)
I got an early 90's Shimano 600 Tri-Color group with 2x7 STIs, front and rear derailleur, 53/42 crankset, Rigida Wheels with matching Tri_color hubs, brakes, wheel skewers, chain and seat post. The set looked like they took it off a brand new bike with the original Continental tires on the wheels showing zero wear. All for $295.00. I love ebay sometimes! Shimano 600 Tri-Color Group

You might want to check those shifters when they arrive, the tricolor STIs started on the 8 speed version, the 7 speed 6400 had DT shifters.

WheresWaldo 09-27-14 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 (Post 17166471)
Praxis rings are great. On my bikes, I like them better than the Red rings they replaced. Better shifting. Shimano rings are the only others that are forged, afaik.

Thanks for the input, I already knew that the Shimano rings were forged, but they cost even more than the Praxis in a set, plus they now want everyone to go to the 4 bolt asymmetrical BCD. Of course Cannondale in it's infinite wisdom is in love with FSA so they supply crappy FSA rings with almost everything road, unless you get an SiSl with the Spider rings. So the Praxis was my best option. Will likely move my Red rings to my daughter's Synapse since she is still on the FSA rings. The Red are much better shifting than the FSA.

thehammerdog 09-27-14 06:41 AM

I had a craigslist fiesta this week...got me some cool dual sided MTB pedals for the SS and a great Thule trunk rack both for $90.00

superslomo 09-27-14 07:15 AM

Pearl neoprene mtb shoe covers.

Anniversary gift of the assos winter glove pack from the better half (I've been eyeing them for years).

spdntrxi 09-27-14 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by WheresWaldo (Post 17166328)
Let me know what you think about the rings, what intrigued me was that they are forged rather than cut. Should make the life much longer than my current Red chainrings.

Hero4 should be next week or the following at the latest, with immediate availability. Virb was released a year ago. Hero3 was before the Virb and it does 1080 @ 60 fps. I really want to like the Virb, but it just isn't really an upgrade other than the fact I could control it directly from my Edge 800. Unhappily for me, I have three Contours (2 GPS and 1 Contour+) and I love both the Virb and Contour form factor over the GoPro, but it did release with "dated" specs.

But the price gsa103 paid for it was well worth it. At retail, not so much.

@dherzfeld, I had the TS-2 and sold it to buy the TS-2.2 over a year ago, the Park stand is one of the best tool investment I have ever made.

waiting for a BB from THM Claviculas for the install.. probably mid/late october.

I have the contour+2 and virb elite.. got the contour when they where " restructuring" for a song.. and the virb elite for 199 from competitive cyclist during their TDF daily sale. No doubt the GoPro leads the market and generally has the best specs, just can't stand he form factor. Besides getting a Hero4 will make me buy a 4K Samsung curved Panel.. could get expensive.

MikeM21 09-27-14 09:16 AM

Full Campy Chorus 11 speed groupset from Velomine. Going to upgrade my Merlin and move the 10 speed Campy stuff to a Colnago C50 frame I just picked up in a trade.

I want to add some color to the titanium with new bar tape. Any suggestions?

eastbay71 09-27-14 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by evrythngsgngrn (Post 17166491)
You might want to check those shifters when they arrive, the tricolor STIs started on the 8 speed version, the 7 speed 6400 had DT shifters.

edited post; Okay i checked them and your right 7 clicks which would make them an 8 speed. The cassette is a 7 speed. I'm guessing they had the derailleur stops set to prevent it from throwing the chain in the spokes. If it was on a 1992 they may have been mixing parts from the previous generation of DT shifter bikes. I have set of wheels I can use with an 8 speed cassette so maybe I'll use them and save the original wheels which are beautiful.

Lazyass 09-27-14 10:05 AM

10 speed FSA Energy BB30 crankset 53/39 to replace the compact that I never did like. On clearance with bearings and everything for $115.

MikeM21 09-27-14 10:15 AM

7 clicks is an 8 speed

linnefaulk 09-27-14 10:20 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=408659
Serfas Rx Saddle.
I replaced a very old Terry saddle that was too squishy. The new saddle seems to be higher or maybe it is just firmer. ;)

eastbay71 09-27-14 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by MikeM21 (Post 17166899)
7 clicks is an 8 speed

yeah it was early hadnt had coffee yet

RonH 09-27-14 12:52 PM

Thanks to the a-hole who hit me on Labor day (and his insurance) I'm replacing my 4 month old CAAD 10 with a 2015 Supersix EVO carbon 105. Should be in this week. Can't wait to get it. :)

bianchi10 09-27-14 01:31 PM

Pro team Insulated bib shorts. So excited to ride in the cold with some warmer shorts!
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...r-Front-e.jpeg

WheresWaldo 09-27-14 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by RonH (Post 17167221)
Thanks to the a-hole who hit me on Labor day (and his insurance) I'm replacing my 4 month old CAAD 10 with a 2015 Supersix EVO carbon 105. Should be in this week. Can't wait to get it. :)

If you liked your Caad10, you'll love the EVO, same handling only smoother in nearly every category. Of course I am a bit biased.

bmcphx 09-27-14 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by RonH (Post 17167221)
Thanks to the a-hole who hit me on Labor day (and his insurance) I'm replacing my 4 month old CAAD 10 with a 2015 Supersix EVO carbon 105. Should be in this week. Can't wait to get it. :)

Lucky you, I'm still awaiting resolution from when I got hit.

RonH 09-27-14 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by WheresWaldo (Post 17167361)
If you liked your Caad10, you'll love the EVO, same handling only smoother in nearly every category. Of course I am a bit biased.

I really liked the CAAD 10. I was just getting really comfortable on it.
I test rode a Supersix EVO Hi Mod that the shop mechanic owns. VERY nice. Looking forward to the new bike.


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17167388)
Lucky you, I'm still awaiting resolution from when I got hit.

Sorry you're having problems.
I guess I was "lucky" if thats the right word to use. The guy who hit me has Allstate and I have Allstate. They have been very cooperative. Paid my ER and dr bills and new iPhone. I should get the check for the bike in the next few days. :thumb:

bmcphx 09-27-14 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by RonH (Post 17167403)
I really liked the CAAD 10. I was just getting really comfortable on it.
I test rode a Supersix EVO Hi Mod that the shop mechanic owns. VERY nice. Looking forward to the new bike.


Sorry you're having problems.
I guess I was "lucky" if thats the right word to use. The guy who hit me has Allstate and I have Allstate. They have been very cooperative. Paid my ER and dr bills and new iPhone. I should get the check for the bike in the next few days. :thumb:

You're also quite lucky you must not live in a state where the hospital is allowed to put a lien on you for the difference between their bill and what health insurance paid them.

evrythngsgngrn 09-27-14 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by eastbay71 (Post 17166869)
edited post; Okay i checked them and your right 7 clicks which would make them an 8 speed. The cassette is a 7 speed. I'm guessing they had the derailleur stops set to prevent it from throwing the chain in the spokes. If it was on a 1992 they may have been mixing parts from the previous generation of DT shifter bikes. I have set of wheels I can use with an 8 speed cassette so maybe I'll use them and save the original wheels which are beautiful.

Check the rear hub, if it is a FH-6402 it will take an 8 speed cassette and you can use those wheels.

jaxgtr 09-27-14 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by RonH (Post 17167221)
Thanks to the a-hole who hit me on Labor day (and his insurance) I'm replacing my 4 month old CAAD 10 with a 2015 Supersix EVO carbon 105. Should be in this week. Can't wait to get it. :)

You will love this bike Ron. I almost bought the Ultegra version to replace my current '13 SuperSix, but I got a much better deal on a 15 Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra. I got 20% off since it was in stock. If they had the Super in stock, I would be riding that.

jurnaza 09-28-14 03:33 PM

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bianchi10,

You and I are in the same frame of mind... I just picked up some LG Course Thermal Bibs & Pants for the cold months.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=408890 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=408891


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