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MagicHour 02-21-15 02:07 PM

Good cleaning hack, have to give that a try! I like gear floss, helps me to conveniently and neatly keep clean drivetrain in my apt, but $6-7/20 pcs is kinda steep, also hard to find locally. I ve used torn strips from an old t-shirt with success too.


Originally Posted by KLiNCK (Post 17571606)
I sisal twine for "flossing" the cassette. 100 ft roll for $4 at Home Depot. Works great.

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


BoSoxYacht 02-21-15 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by MagicHour (Post 17573635)
Good cleaning hack, have to give that a try! I like gear floss, helps me to conveniently and neatly keep clean drivetrain in my apt, but $6-7/20 pcs is kinda steep, also hard to find locally. I ve used torn strips from an old t-shirt with success too.

I remove the cassette using the proper tools, and wash the cassette with dish soap and water. NBD.

loimpact 02-21-15 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by MagicHour (Post 17573635)
Good cleaning hack, have to give that a try! I like gear floss, helps me to conveniently and neatly keep clean drivetrain in my apt, but $6-7/20 pcs is kinda steep, also hard to find locally. I ve used torn strips from an old t-shirt with success too.

Hmmmm.....probably a good idea. I know the "microfiber" of that floss is probably better for the tooth surface, but twine is probably no worse than just shifting gears anyway.

Really need to quit being lazy & cut shirts into strips too. I too often either do a whole rag & work around, fold, fold again ,etc. and frustrate myself or strip up blue paper towels & that just ends up making a mess. I certainly have no shortage of old t-shirts.

soma5 02-21-15 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by MagicHour (Post 17573635)
Good cleaning hack, have to give that a try! I like gear floss, helps me to conveniently and neatly keep clean drivetrain in my apt, but $6-7/20 pcs is kinda steep, also hard to find locally. I ve used torn strips from an old t-shirt with success too.

I just cut off what I need from a mop head I bought from Home Depot for the purpose. Works really well. There are lots of tendrils to be cut from one mop head.

rekmeyata 02-21-15 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by kelsodeez (Post 17572378)
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.

The parts issue doesn't look even close to daunting to me, and I found a video about installing them and it looked easy enough. My question is how well do they actually work, and will they hold up.

KLiNCK 02-21-15 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by soma5 (Post 17573991)
I just cut off what I need from a mop head I bought from Home Depot for the purpose. Works really well. There are lots of tendrils to be cut from one mop head.

That's a great idea! $15 for three mop heads at Home Depot. Cotton too - bet it will really absorb the gunk! I'll give this a try!

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pro...2b1ad0_400.jpg

soma5 02-21-15 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by KLiNCK (Post 17574064)
That's a great idea! $15 for three mop heads at Home Depot. Cotton too - bet it will really absorb the gunk! I'll give this a try!

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pro...2b1ad0_400.jpg

I went for a mop head with thick tendrils. So far (one season) I've used a half-dozen or so. I would think that three mop heads would provide more than a lifetime supply!

rideBjj 02-21-15 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by dtrain (Post 17571568)
Geez, you'll never have money for matching cages now...

Someone can throw the matching cages into my coffin with me, because that would literally be the last things I'd ever buy, having run out of anything else to spend money on.

dtrain 02-21-15 11:49 PM


Originally Posted by rideBjj (Post 17574399)
Someone can throw the matching cages into my coffin with me, because that would literally be the last things I'd ever buy, having run out of anything else to spend money on.

Okay...:lol:

allen254 02-22-15 01:43 AM

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coppercook62 02-22-15 02:00 AM

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Jure made these carbon Garmin mounts for my handel bar stem combo. Glad i have some custom pieces from him before he really becomes famos.

rlsmith17 02-22-15 08:16 AM

Shimano Di2 upgrade on the way and speedplayy zero pedals.

Smokinbbl 02-22-15 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by kelsodeez (Post 17572378)
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.


I have a set of those, I have used them the last 3 years during the winters in Okinawa, and now Italy. They are amazing, and used all over the UK. They have held up great for me except the little furry things you put an the sides. I ended up losing a couple, but I just went to a store that sells paint supplies and got one of those edge paining things and cut it to fit. Works perfectly. I have also heard they can get brittle in the really cold, but nothing I have seen yet. Those things kept me clean, and dry (at least from the road) and kept my bike clean too.

bmcphx 02-22-15 10:10 AM

The LBS ordered me a case of ultralight tubes and insisted on vittoria, so I said fine. We agreed on 60mm stem and that was that.

I now am reading they only go up to 51mm so it's gonna be a return!

WxGuesser 02-22-15 05:52 PM

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TrojanHorse 02-22-15 08:55 PM

Ordered some of these... arriving Wednesday or so. $800 at performance. They're older designs, so not toroidal and probably slim in the "width" measurement but I'll look cool going slow on the bike path.
https://media.performancebike.com/im...0-NCL-PAIR.JPG

marimorimo 02-22-15 09:18 PM

Shimano Click'R shoes and pedals plus a bike fitting for me :)

A new helmet for hubby!

BoSoxYacht 02-22-15 11:05 PM

I just ordered a BDop DIY wheelset.

I can get parts at dealer cost, but when you include tax and shipping, his prices were impossible to beat.

I wonder how long the shipping will take.

dvdslw 02-23-15 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 17576916)
Ordered some of these... arriving Wednesday or so. $800 at performance. They're older designs, so not toroidal and probably slim in the "width" measurement but I'll look cool going slow on the bike path.
https://media.performancebike.com/im...0-NCL-PAIR.JPG

Hard to beat that 20% off an already reduced to $999.00 price. Awesome find!

dvdslw 02-23-15 07:51 AM


Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 17577175)
I just ordered a BDop DIY wheelset.

I can get parts at dealer cost, but when you include tax and shipping, his prices were impossible to beat.

I wonder how long the shipping will take.

What build kit did you go with? I know you've been asking about Tubeless Tires so what rim did you decide on?

BoSoxYacht 02-23-15 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by dvdslw (Post 17577590)
What build kit did you go with? I know you've been asking about Tubeless Tires so what rim did you decide on?

Kinlin XC-279 hoops.

The tubeless tires are for my Stan's Alpha 340 wheelset.

dvdslw 02-23-15 08:01 AM

I picked up some Tubeless Schwalbe One's in a 700x23 and got out on them yesterday for a 50 mile shakedown. I know it was one ride but they far exceeded my expectations. My average speed for the duration of the trip was up 1.5mph and my top speed went from 34.9 to 38.6 mph. I've ridden the same route over a hundred times last year and never had these numbers and if my next ride results in the same I'll be sold on their performance. They seemed to spin up quicker than the Fusion 3's I had before even though they weigh slightly more. Nice Tires.

dvdslw 02-23-15 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 17577607)
Kinlin XC-279 hoops.

The tubeless tires are for my Stan's Alpha 340 wheelset.

Nice, I'm sure you will, but please report back when you assemble the kit and let us know what you think. I have been thinking about either getting a kit or just having a set built so I need some feedback, Thanks!

KantoBoy 02-23-15 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 17574957)
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/...7f1037d6_d.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/...6e39efbe_d.jpg
Jure made these carbon Garmin mounts for my handel bar stem combo. Glad i have some custom pieces from him before he really becomes famos.

Is he going to go "commercial" soon?

I don't frequent WW anymore but I know he did some work for Team Sky.

Good for that kid. How much did it cost you?


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