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Nachoman 02-16-15 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by znomit (Post 17552336)
Always regretted selling my bike bag, picked up one this week for a steal....
Much easier lugging around than a cardboard box.
http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/graphi.../TAR-JE-FR.jpg

nice, but how much protection do you think that bike bag will provide if confronted with a rough baggage handler.

Nachoman 02-16-15 07:47 PM

http://www.mickeycranks.com/images/c...maxheight=1200
I forgot to add that I also bought some castelli long finger gloves, for those freezing 40-60 degree Point Loma mornings, and
.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...pL._SY355_.jpg
some pearl izumi elite thermal leg warmers, for same.

Bunyanderman 02-16-15 08:38 PM

Finally spent the investment
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/s...IGs6M&usqp=CAE

GuitarBob 02-16-15 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by Nachoman (Post 17559873)
where did you order your C-24s from Bob? And how much, if you don't mind my asking, did you pay? I also just ordered a set today, from PBK, which seemed to be one of the lesser expensive places to get them from and there was no indication (yet) of any delay.

I suspect we both hunted all the usual sites. In the end, I went with Competitive Cyclist. They have them for $866, plus I had a coupon for $100 off, so I assumed I was looking at $766 because they do free shipping on almost everything... well, they charge for shipping wheels, so basically it was right about $800.

You almost certainly paid less. Because folks sometimes get hit with a customs charge, I figured it could be a wash, so I went with the US source. Plus, my last order from PBK never made it here--they were good about it though, so no worries--just an annoyance. At least with CC I can pick up the phone and yell at someone conveniently when they screw up ;)

Mike F 02-16-15 09:47 PM


Originally Posted by Nachoman (Post 17559927)
I forgot to add that I also bought some castelli long finger gloves, for those freezing 40-60 degree Point Loma mornings

I have the Castelli Chiro Due and they have worked fine into the 40's. I wear a wool liner for those few mornings its in the high 30's on the wrong side of I-5 :)

znomit 02-17-15 12:13 AM


Originally Posted by Nachoman (Post 17559878)
nice, but how much protection do you think that bike bag will provide if confronted with a rough baggage handler.

Heres the thing... baggage handlers hate hate hate hard and clumsy luggage, so cardboard boxes and hard shell bike specific luggage get a hammering. This bag takes both wheels off so its small and easy to handle. Wheels and frame pack nicely in.
Plus it folds up so is easy to store and/or cart around.

Nachoman 02-17-15 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by Mike F (Post 17560276)
I have the Castelli Chiro Due and they have worked fine into the 40's. I wear a wool liner for those few mornings its in the high 30's on the wrong side of I-5 :)

Glad to hear. That's the exact model I just bought.

Nachoman 02-17-15 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by GuitarBob (Post 17560118)
I suspect we both hunted all the usual sites. In the end, I went with Competitive Cyclist. They have them for $866, plus I had a coupon for $100 off, so I assumed I was looking at $766 because they do free shipping on almost everything... well, they charge for shipping wheels, so basically it was right about $800.

You almost certainly paid less. Because folks sometimes get hit with a customs charge, I figured it could be a wash, so I went with the US source. Plus, my last order from PBK never made it here--they were good about it though, so no worries--just an annoyance. At least with CC I can pick up the phone and yell at someone conveniently when they screw up ;)

Probably a good call going through Competitive Cyclist. I've been hit with customs fees, but not for a while. Also, in case of a problem, or product defect, you're in such a superior position dealing with Competitive Cyclist, rather than PBK.

Sy Reene 02-17-15 06:18 PM

1 Attachment(s)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=434811not too exciting.. but the most recent

Silvercivic27 02-17-15 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 17562624)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=434811not too exciting.. but the most recent

I love the gear floss!

antokelly 02-18-15 04:16 PM

gear floss what the hell is gear floss,
this is a new one on me.

antokelly 02-18-15 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by WxGuesser (Post 17545651)

Wow Fantastic no i mean FANTASTIC.

kelsodeez 02-20-15 04:07 PM

for those 2 days a year it rains in california

http://i.imgur.com/Q5b2o2Ul.jpg

Gus90 02-20-15 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by antokelly (Post 17565532)
gear floss what the hell is gear floss,
this is a new one on me.

Prevents cavities and tooth decay on your mech I guess.

dtrain 02-20-15 04:19 PM

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DeH6Wu1Ova...0/IMG_2731.JPG

I just use old shirts/rags for that process (kinda like this^). Is that gear floss product significantly better?

rideBjj 02-20-15 04:50 PM

Garmin Edge 510 yesterday, to be followed fairly soon by a powertap hub (probably).

dtrain 02-20-15 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by rideBjj (Post 17571521)
Garmin Edge 510 yesterday, to be followed fairly soon by a powertap hub (probably).

Geez, you'll never have money for matching cages now...

KLiNCK 02-20-15 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by dtrain (Post 17571443)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DeH6Wu1Ova...0/IMG_2731.JPG

I just use old shirts/rags for that process (kinda like this^). Is that gear floss product significantly better?

I sisal twine for "flossing" the cassette. 100 ft roll for $4 at Home Depot. Works great.

http://factorydirectcraft.com/pimage...twine_90ft.jpg

rekmeyata 02-20-15 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by kelsodeez (Post 17571413)
for those 2 days a year it rains in california

http://i.imgur.com/Q5b2o2Ul.jpg

If you ever get to use these fenders in the rain let us know what you think of them. thanks.

BoSoxYacht 02-20-15 07:31 PM

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...psjrr9cico.jpg

NOS Cobalto calipers, the levers were a gift.

BoSoxYacht 02-20-15 07:50 PM

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...psvixkxjdj.jpgNOS 8spd aluminum FW.

lsberrios1 02-20-15 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 17571881)
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...psjrr9cico.jpg

NOS Cobalto calipers, the levers were a gift.


Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 17571911)

Oh my god! This stuff is impecable!

BoSoxYacht 02-20-15 10:00 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 17572062)
Oh my god! This stuff is impecable!

There's a scratch on the right brake lever.

Just collecting a few pieces for a classic build.

kelsodeez 02-21-15 01:53 AM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 17571862)
If you ever get to use these fenders in the rain let us know what you think of them. thanks.

will do. i can already tell you, there seem to be a lot of parts to work with, so if you recoil in horror at the sight of a box from ikea, you're probably not going to be into these.

http://i.imgur.com/hc0YPS7l.jpg

although after reading through the instructions and watching an install video on youtube, it seems pretty straight forward.

nastystang 02-21-15 12:43 PM

No pictures but just ordered a Castelli Espresso 3 jacket. Got the black and fluorescent yellow. I have been eyeing this jacket for a while.


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