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bmcphx 10-29-14 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by CactoesGel (Post 17258676)
WOW $579!!!? :eek:

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.

jsigone 10-29-14 09:50 AM

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

VwFix 10-29-14 07:07 PM

Stopped by the local LBS after work and picked up some new bar tape. I think I did okay for first time wrapping.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d...029_171956.jpg

bianchi10 10-29-14 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17259605)
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.

lsberrios1 10-30-14 01:23 PM

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.

JTGraphics 10-30-14 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17258442)

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.

RonH 10-30-14 02:40 PM

Picked up my new Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon a few weeks ago. Love it. :thumb:
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.

dagray 10-30-14 02:52 PM

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.

Jed19 10-30-14 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17259605)
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.

bmcphx 10-30-14 03:27 PM

I guess that's the last time I share an item I've purchased in this thread.

Jesus.

spdntrxi 10-30-14 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17263679)
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.

spectastic 10-30-14 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 17263365)
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.

bmcphx 10-30-14 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 17263365)
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.

lsberrios1 10-30-14 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17263756)
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".

lsberrios1 10-30-14 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17263679)
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.

dtrain 10-30-14 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 17263831)
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. :innocent:

jrossbeck 10-30-14 06:31 PM

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.

bmcphx 10-31-14 03:28 PM

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/sp...fjQaAtzu8P8HAQ
http://media.performancebike.com/ima...-BLK-ANGLE.jpg
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/si...0103-VERWH-S39
http://bug.tank.jp/blog/archives/201...0121111_14.jpg

bianchi10 10-31-14 03:40 PM

defeet oversocks

CTMike 10-31-14 03:49 PM

Park 2.2 truing stand. Always wanted one

lolguy 10-31-14 07:42 PM

2 Attachment(s)
New Drivetrain - Rival crankset and BB, PG1070 cassette, PC1091R chain and fizik bar tape - and saddle ism Adamo Century (already on the bike).

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=415120http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=415121

Number400 10-31-14 08:06 PM

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!

Team Sarcasm 10-31-14 11:45 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17263756)
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! :) :thumb:


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 17263831)
Next thread will be "how much did you spend today".

DO NOT TEMPT ME :D

SoCAlAD8 11-01-14 12:44 AM

1 Attachment(s)
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.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=415153

evrythngsgngrn 11-01-14 06:53 AM

Took advantage of a store closing sale and large feet. 2014 Specialized Pro Road shoes.
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...zed-pro48s.jpg


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