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Old 10-30-14, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
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.
that's why you go to real group rides where people actually go fast to get faster.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
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.
Screw off. I spend 10k miles a year on the bike, have consistently good racing seasons, and happen to like nice things. If you want to be judgmental and assume that everyone who likes nice things is just some fred trying to impress people, then that's your MO and I can't change it, but for the love of God, get off your high horse trying to think you are better because you don't buy nice things.

Being judgmental is not a good quality to have.
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Old 10-30-14, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
Screw off. I spend 10k miles a year on the bike, have consistently good racing seasons, and happen to like nice things. If you want to be judgmental and assume that everyone who likes nice things is just some fred trying to impress people, then that's your MO and I can't change it, but for the love of God, get off your high horse trying to think you are better because you don't buy nice things.

Being judgmental is not a good quality to have.
Who says i don't? Somehow these threads give a totally crap vibe just like the hot or not does. My problem isn't exactly having good things but rather the "if it's not rapha or assos my ass will melt" attitude. Next thread will be "how much did you spend today".
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Old 10-30-14, 04:39 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.
Btw i wasn't talking by any means about you but the thread. I enjoy your posts and couldnt care less how much you spend. I'm a watch snob and that is the same crap.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
My problem isn't exactly having good things but rather the "if it's not rapha or assos my ass will melt" attitude.
I know that guy.
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Old 10-30-14, 06:31 PM
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Set of Shimano 540 SPD-SL pedals, and a Selle Italia X2 Wilier saddle - both in white. Trying to finish off my mini-rehab on an older Allez I found on craigslist. N+1.
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Old 10-31-14, 03:28 PM
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Old 10-31-14, 03:40 PM
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Old 10-31-14, 03:49 PM
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Old 10-31-14, 07:42 PM
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New Drivetrain - Rival crankset and BB, PG1070 cassette, PC1091R chain and fizik bar tape - and saddle ism Adamo Century (already on the bike).

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Dropped some coin on a set of tubeless wheels, Conti tubular tires, SRAM rival shifters, Force 10sp cassette, Rival short cage rear derailleur, and other various bits to upgrade my Raleigh rx 1.0 a bit. Cannot wait to fix it up!
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Old 10-31-14, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
Screw off. I spend 10k miles a year on the bike, have consistently good racing seasons, and happen to like nice things. If you want to be judgmental and assume that everyone who likes nice things is just some fred trying to impress people, then that's your MO and I can't change it, but for the love of God, get off your high horse trying to think you are better because you don't buy nice things.

Being judgmental is not a good quality to have.
Yes the quality v. value curve is a good one. For me...600$ on a light is a bit overkill....unless it comes with a life time warranty/insurance against defects/crashes/theft no questions asked. But I dont think it does....but if you can afford it more power to you!

Originally Posted by lsberrios1
Next thread will be "how much did you spend today".
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Old 11-01-14, 12:44 AM
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Local shop had a 2013 SuperSix 3 Ultegra that was in parts (but new). I picked up the frame/forks, seat post, crank and had my 105 and remaining parts swapped from my CAAD 8. First N+1 and first carbon bike. Looking forward to building up this frame.
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Old 11-01-14, 06:53 AM
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Took advantage of a store closing sale and large feet. 2014 Specialized Pro Road shoes.
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Old 11-01-14, 10:23 AM
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Very nice, that's going to be an awesome build and performing bike! Have you used Speedplay pedals before? I've been on the same Dura Ace pedals for over a decade, finally getting to the point where I'm going to have to replace and was considering trying the Speeds.

Some may know my penchant for trying new clothing. Yesterday I took advantage of a 31% off sale at Pactimo to try a set of their Summit Raptor Bibs. Hoping that I will like them as much as my others. Will be replacing some of my castelli's as my go to's
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Old 11-01-14, 10:26 AM
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@robbyville yes I've used speedplay the past 15-18k miles, and actually switched to them just to try after talking much negativity to my friends who use them. Turns out, they make me really happy especially with my sidi speedplay soles, which I just bought my second pair of.

This new bike is going to be over the top... Just hoping it gets here soon so I can post it in the recent purchase thread, too!
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Thanks so much. I might get them in the Spring. I'm still in my S-Works shoes which are probably the most comfortable I've had but if I go Speedplay I think I'd prefer to get a shoes with the proper interface vs. an adapter at the same time.

Looking forward to the build, I'm not generally a huge Cannondale guy but that bike is striking and I've heard that the ride quality matches.
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I went through 4 pairs of s works shoes in both of the recent generations before my switch. The s works are lighter and equally as comfortable but I feel the quality of sidi as well as the better-than-boa enclosure system makes up for it.

I hope that helps a bit.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
Who says i don't? Somehow these threads give a totally crap vibe just like the hot or not does. My problem isn't exactly having good things but rather the "if it's not rapha or assos my ass will melt" attitude. Next thread will be "Show me how much you spent today".
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Old 11-01-14, 10:20 PM
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Might as well rail against the tide. We all come from different points of view and the only thing we are guaranteed to have in common is the love of the road bike. Need I say that love takes many forms? Instead, let's celebrate the fact that we all love road riding.

I follow this thread because I want to know what is new and good that people are buying. Thanks to all of you who share.

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Old 11-02-14, 06:21 PM
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I hope this is bright enough during the day.

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Just big enough for my light battery, extra virb battery, a tube, 3 levers and 2 patch kits (condensed into a plastic bag). It works for me. I am going to attach a few reflective fabric strips to it for a little more shine and to cover up any discoloration that may happen.

Looks MUCH better in person.
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Old 11-02-14, 06:41 PM
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I bought a spare saddle. The model I like had disappeared briefly from store (and internet) stock. When I found it on clearance I jumped.

I am sure if a mishap damaged my saddle and I didn't have another I'd find a suitable saddle somewhere. But it's nice to know that I have a new spare saddle that I have already tested.
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