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Old 10-27-14, 08:44 PM
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Just purchased a 6750 Ultegra compact crank from ebay and a 6700 BB from the LBS. I'm going to replace the FSA Gossamer that I put on the Giant OCR-C when I converted to a compact double. The 6750 has a smaller crank length. I'm going from a 175 to a 170. I tried a 170 on the other bike I have, a Tarmac and found I had more power at the end of a ride. So while I'm at it, I thought I'd shed some weight with the lighter crank.
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Old 10-27-14, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Bunyanderman
How many people run a generic Chinese carbon wheel set?
my friend does he uses Yeo(something)... he loves them. But not sure he's done some of the descents in traffic like I have lately. Which is my reasoning for getting Al clinchers.
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Old 10-27-14, 08:57 PM
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my SLX order was changed to their new one... 5g less even for the same price .
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man




Swap meets are awesome/awful

I need to hit up mine
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Originally Posted by Team Sarcasm
I need to hit up mine

First time I went to a swap meet. Spent less that $300, I'm incredibly happy.
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Old 10-27-14, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man
First time I went to a swap meet. Spent less that $300, I'm incredibly happy.

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Originally Posted by Team Sarcasm

I know right.
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Old 10-27-14, 09:30 PM
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I've never been to the SanJo swap meet.. finding a cadd10 for that kind of coin... makes me wanna go
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Originally Posted by Bunyanderman
How many people run a generic Chinese carbon wheel set?
I did, never again. The wheels were true out of the box but the spokes were not tensioned correctly so they popped and pinged on the first ride. The brake tracks on both wheels were uneven and grabbed while braking. A spoke disconnected from the nipple in the first 100km so I trued / tensioned the wheel. It lasted about 1000 km until I went riding in the mountains and melted the rear brake track where it was grabbing on a descent with lots of hair pin switch backs. The carbon is very thin in that spot and it looks like the tire will blow off the rim at that point so its not safe to ride anymore.

You get what you pay for...
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Old 10-28-14, 08:37 PM
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Lezyne Co2 "trigger" and Lezyne SV-7 multi-tool for my micro bag. It's the little things

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I also found a very cheap copy of this book:



[h=1]Stumpjumper: 25 Years of Mountain Biking[/h]
Pretty interesting, some great photos in there but really it's just a long ad for Specialized.

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Old 10-28-14, 10:04 PM
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WOW $579!!!?

Night pics please or vid?
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Originally Posted by CactoesGel
WOW $579!!!?

Night pics please or vid?
It's always so interesting to me how the first place the American culture wants to go, in almost any conversation about consumables, is to the cost. Never mind features, aesthetics, quality, et cetera, It's all about price.
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those Exposure lights are bad ass. My riding buddy has a couple of them. The 3up, 4up and solo for the helmet. Very nice n slick units, no cords no fuss
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Old 10-29-14, 07:07 PM
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Stopped by the local LBS after work and picked up some new bar tape. I think I did okay for first time wrapping.

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Old 10-29-14, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
It's always so interesting to me how the first place the American culture wants to go, in almost any conversation about consumables, is to the cost. Never mind features, aesthetics, quality, et cetera, It's all about price.

Why is that so crazy? Thats not American Culture, its getting the best one can afford or better yet, is willing to shell out. It might be the best looking or quality item available, but that doesn't mean it is the only thing someone should consider. Even if someone can afford to spend that much, doesn't mean it would interest them to pay that much for a light. Obviously, the light is the subject we are currently talking about, but that can be swapped out for anything such as a vehicle, bike, house, etc.....Its not ALL about price, but it is always going to be something to think about. Not everyone is ****** enough to buy whatever they want just because it is "the best". Wish I had an Evo Black inc because it is nothing short of an amazing machine, but that comes with a price. A price that I cant afford. Just saying, it isn't ALL about cost, but for people who don't have an abundance of cash flow, it will always be a consideration, especially when you can get by on something that is half the price, even if it isn't AS good, but will get the job done.
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Old 10-30-14, 01:23 PM
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This thread, as well as hot r' not, is the essence of why roadies are considered complete snobs and elitists. 50% looking the part, 40% looking like you can afford it, 10% riding...

Same probably goes for Ferrari, Lambo, Porsche owners etc... not sure why I even bother. I guess it's because roadies actually feel superior and act condescendingly all the time.
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I'd like to see some night shots of how well this works for that price!
Did you buy it at Competitive Cyclist or Evans Cycles were the photo is from its about a $164 price difference between the places.
If you bought that at Competitive Cyclist you may want to get a price match or return it and get it from Evans Cycles.
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Old 10-30-14, 02:40 PM
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Picked up my new Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon a few weeks ago. Love it.
Yesterday I bought a pair of Endura FS260 Pro bibs. This is my first pair of Endura bibs. I'll take them out for their first ride tomorrow.
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Old 10-30-14, 02:52 PM
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Picked up a heavier duty rear wheel as I kept knocking the 28 spoke wheel that came on the Raleigh Revenio 2.0 out of true. The new wheel is a 32 spoke that took the 9 speed cassette that came on the bike.
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
It's always so interesting to me how the first place the American culture wants to go, in almost any conversation about consumables, is to the cost. Never mind features, aesthetics, quality, et cetera, It's all about price.
Nice light. I think VALUE is the key.
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I guess that's the last time I share an item I've purchased in this thread.

Jesus.
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Old 10-30-14, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
I guess that's the last time I share an item I've purchased in this thread.

Jesus.
nah man keep going . I don't need a light like that but it sounds pretty bad arse.
Do let us know the pluses of such a light.
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