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Jinglebob71 03-14-15 08:35 AM

Bottom Bracket from Amazon for an old Flandria with French threads. I thought it would be a problem to find the correct spindle length to fit an old Cottered Chain Ring set but I lucked out and the fit was right on

Fly2High 03-14-15 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by MagicHour (Post 17628228)
Just sent this one back - nice, simple looking jersey, but unfortunately fit me like a belly shirt, with hockey jersey sleeves - not a good look:lol:. I usually fit well in Cannondale stuff but not this time. Hope you have better luck than I did!

I should. I was at a local bike shop and tried it on for size before ordering. Thanks for the head's up though.




STP,

Not sure how tight or loose a fit you are looking for. Most of the stuff I have are either nearly form fitting (semi-form) or rather form fitting (now 204 lbs and can now fit both hands within my waist of my pants) . I really like having no wrinkles in the clothing because when I have, they irritated when they moved so I try to get a 'just right' kind of fit. Also, I have been losing weight too so I would like this stuff to fit all summer and not need to buy again so soon so I don't mind the racer fit now for a more relaxed fit by summer. My jersey fits me smoothly but not so much that I feel a lack of blood loss. Maybe I am wearing them too tight! So far I have been comfortable and Pearl Izumi could fit looser than Gore. Might want to give them a try. It has worked for me. I also thnk Pearl Izumi might be easy to find at the local bike shop so you could try on sizes before committing. I know, we should support our local bike shop. Well, with the fact that I have purchased 4 jerseys, a pair of elite barrier tights, softshell jacket and 3 pairs of shorts from them plus a bunch of stuff for my wife and 3 taillights, I think I have supported them enough not to feel too guilty ordering some things online.

I hope you get it all worked out. I really love my cycling clothes and I think the fact that I feel more connected to the cycling community helps also to motivate me to ride more.

Best of luck with your sizes. I am sure the perfect jacket is waiting for you.

Frank

Long Tom 03-14-15 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17629619)
What is it with the American culture that thinks asking people what they paid for something is OK?

It's a rude question no matter how you ask.

Ok, that's just weird.

Asking what someone paid on this thread is entirely appropriate. Doubly so when they say things like, it was too good a deal to pass up.

Dunbar 03-14-15 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by Gus90 (Post 17629602)
Nice, mind if I ask where you ordered them from and what you paid?

I got them from Pro Bike Kit for $1950 but I think I got the last set at that price. I don't see anymore 404 clinchers for sale with a Shimano/SRAM freehub. They still have an 808 rear clincher at a good price.

bmcphx 03-14-15 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by Long Tom (Post 17630055)
Ok, that's just weird.

Asking what someone paid on this thread is entirely appropriate. Doubly so when they say things like, it was too good a deal to pass up.

I'm not angry about it like the guy calling me names obviously is, so I'm ok with discussing :)

I just think it's a rude question but it's something that is totally accepted in the American culture. Most other cultures there is no excuse at all for asking someone that. I often wonder what someone got a deal for, so I just ask where they got it and answer my own question. I'm still getting my info but I'm not prying into personal information. I think if someone says they got a good deal and doesn't offer the price, that's to be taken as a sign maybe they didn't plan to share how much they spent on an item. :)

WhyFi 03-14-15 01:59 PM

I don't see it as being rude or intrusive to ask and I don't see it being rude or evasive to not answer. Not a big deal.

bubbajoelouie 03-14-15 02:30 PM

Assos Chamois Cream & Active Wear Cleanser Combo Pack and De Marchi Monte Grappa Jersey.

Edonis13 03-14-15 02:47 PM

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...e47a06cac1.jpg

and all the Rival22 parts to build it up.

bmcphx 03-14-15 03:45 PM

I used to have that frame

KantoBoy 03-14-15 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17629657)
So anger and name-calling is your go to response?

Is an inappropriate question in my opinion.

<3

The guy didn't ask for his net income last year. He asked for the stupid cost of the wheelset.

Sheesh.

Gus90 03-14-15 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by Dunbar (Post 17630250)
I got them from Pro Bike Kit for $1950 but I think I got the last set at that price. I don't see anymore 404 clinchers for sale with a Shimano/SRAM freehub. They still have an 808 rear clincher at a good price.

Wow, great find. Congrats. Thank you and sorry if my "rude" question was out of line. After all, I'm just an American, not as skilled in the fine art of forum etiquette as one of our foreign friends here.

Edonis13 03-14-15 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17630689)
I used to have that frame

Did you like it? I'm hoping its stiff enough for me....

Gus90 03-14-15 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17630341)
I'm not angry about it like the guy calling me names obviously is, so I'm ok with discussing :)

I just think it's a rude question but it's something that is totally accepted in the American culture. Most other cultures there is no excuse at all for asking someone that. I often wonder what someone got a deal for, so I just ask where they got it and answer my own question. I'm still getting my info but I'm not prying into personal information. I think if someone says they got a good deal and doesn't offer the price, that's to be taken as a sign maybe they didn't plan to share how much they spent on an item. :)

Your superiority complex is quite amazing. Asking where they got it is SOOOOOOOO much different than asking what they paid for it.

http://www.carlspackler.com/sounds/071.mp3

bmcphx 03-14-15 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by Edonis13 (Post 17630705)
Did you like it? I'm hoping its stiff enough for me....

I liked it, was a second bike so I didn't ride it much but it was a good performer. The thing I found awkward is the turn in on the tarmac and Allez is too quick for me.

evrythngsgngrn 03-14-15 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17630689)
I used to have that frame

How much was it? :)

Gus90 03-14-15 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by evrythngsgngrn (Post 17630788)
How much was it? :)

Nice! :D

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...t-movie-08.jpg

rjones28 03-14-15 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by Edonis13 (Post 17630572)
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...e47a06cac1.jpg

and all the Rival22 parts to build it up.

Nice. I love mine.

bubbajoelouie 03-14-15 06:21 PM

Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 Gloves and a Park Tool Bike Cleaning Brush set

Mike F 03-14-15 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by Gus90 (Post 17630704)
Wow, great find. Congrats. Thank you and sorry if my "rude" question was out of line. After all, I'm just an American, not as skilled in the fine art of forum etiquette as one of our foreign friends here.

Dude's from Phoenix. - 'cause we all know Phoenix is the hotbed of cultural awareness and etiquette. Had some classic posts a while back under another name.

Gus90 03-14-15 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mike F (Post 17631101)
Dude's from Phoenix. - 'cause we all know Phoenix is the hotbed of cultural awareness and etiquette. Had some classic posts a while back under another name.

Is that where he's from? LOL, and here I thought he was from France. But he rides, black inc. bikes so he must be awesome.

bmcphx 03-14-15 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mike F (Post 17631101)
Dude's from Phoenix. - 'cause we all know Phoenix is the hotbed of cultural awareness and etiquette. Had some classic posts a while back under another name.

I'm not sure what your point is. You disagree with me, that's fine and you're as entitled to an opinion as I am, but I can do without the snark.

Gus90 03-14-15 07:20 PM

A book on etiquette, because apparently I'm a rude American according to some fuzzy foreigner in Phoenix.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/s...jo-qY&usqp=CAE

bmcphx 03-14-15 07:22 PM

You really want to drag this on all day, don't you? I'm not going to carry on with you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Gus90 03-14-15 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17631137)
You really want to drag this on all day, don't you? I'm not going to carry on with you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Oh I will, smooches.

rekmeyata 03-14-15 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17629619)
What is it with the American culture that thinks asking people what they paid for something is OK?

It's a rude question no matter how you ask.

I don't think it's rude, of course I'm an American. But if another poster is interested in a set of wheels and see those and say gee that's exactly what I want to buy, I wonder if he got those for less than I could find them for? I think I'll ask and find out how much and where and if the price is better that's where I'll go to purchase them.

And this is a forum where people buy bikes and bike parts and because this is a forum there are those who wish to purchase items they read about on this forum which in turn will beg the "rude" line of questioning. If the poster that bought the wheels is uncomfortable about disclosing the price and or place where he got them publicly for all to see then he can always private message the asker.

I hope that clears up the reason for asking such a question.

Now if I was to meet a stranger on the street with those wheels or some other thing I wouldn't ask what he paid because that could be considered rude depending on the person, I may ask where did he get them and then I can find out the price by going online.


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