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The Pusher Man 03-27-15 12:42 PM

Ah, a tool pod, tool tube or tool holder - thanks for the links. Don't know if what bmcphx uses is a product he bought or something made - but doesn't matter. If I want one now I know where to look.

rekmeyata, I bought the hype and glad I did. Like I said I can get 100 psi out of it and it does take some work. Biking is work, that's kind of the idea for me, get a scenic workout. Your video search must have missed this one -



Certainly the iPump Micro is not for everyone, but it does work as advertised and no better pump option that I know of that will fit in a 5" seat bag if you place it diagonally.

bmcphx 03-27-15 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Jakedatc (Post 17667345)
what happens when you ride long enough to want 2 water bottles?

If I'm ever going to be more than about 75 minutes without a place to refill bottles, then I take a second bottle, and I put my stuff in my pockets. It's pretty simple, I think you guys are overthinking all of this.

Even on the Saturday hammerfest I don't go more than an hour without being able to get water.

bmcphx 03-27-15 01:07 PM

you can do what you want and I'll do what I want.

I don't really care if a "pro" or anyone else has a saddle bag, I don't like them. If you do, then great.

Gus90 03-27-15 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by Bunyanderman (Post 17666415)
What did you do, and how damaged were they?

I scored the right side near the stem trying to fit a new K-Edge XL Garmin/GoPro combo mount. Kind of looked like I took a pipe cutter around it.

I thought it would fit since my original K-Edge Gramin Mount did (sort of) without doing any damage to the carbon. The new mount; however, was just off enough to gouge the carbon pretty deeply by the time I tightened it up enough so it wouldn't wobble. The scoring or gouges were deep enough that I just don't think it's safe and wouldn't want to risk it while riding. Doing some tap tests around the spot did seem to indicate a bit of a dead spot on that side versus the other. The gouge was probably 1mm half way around the bar at the top and maybe just a little deeper on the front and back portion. To remove the top portion of the mount, I actually had to tap it a few times because it dug into the carbon.

Expensive mistake but better safe than in the emergency room. The new version of the Vuka Sprint, this SL-70, has a wider center portion to accommodate out front mounts. That VS was about three years old.

bmcphx 03-27-15 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Jakedatc (Post 17667524)
Ok, you were wondering why people thought it was odd. Because it is not the norm.

Seems like a pretty evenly split thing around here, referring to saddle bags vs no saddle bags.

Whatever though, this conversation is the most asinine one I've had yet in this thread.

BillyD 03-27-15 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17667416)
you can do what you want and i'll do what i want.

I don't really care if a "pro" or anyone else has a saddle bag, i don't like them. If you do, then great.


Originally Posted by jakedatc (Post 17667524)
ok, you were wondering why people thought it was odd. Because it is not the norm.

Drop it! All of you. Next topic, nothing to argue about here.

Gus90 03-27-15 06:40 PM

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With the unfortunate need to be "accessible" during most of my riding, I have looked at every option under the sun. From initially trying to mount my phone and use it as my cycling computer to an apple watch to a Garmin 1000 so that I am aware when I'm trying to be contacted. I've decided that since I already own a Garmin 810 (after deciding using a phone as a cycling computer has a lot of drawbacks) on my weekday rides or longer solo rides this is probably my best option. As much as I've tried to reduce the amount of "accessories" on my bike, this is more of a necessity. It arrived today and quite frankly, doesn't look half bad on the bike. It even fits my iPhone 6. So now I can ride without having to stop and pull my phone out for text messages or calls every so often. I can even text while cycling, lol, as if that's a good thing.

You see, sometimes, I cut out of work early to do a nice long ride. Other times I try to squeeze one in after work before I have to pick up the wife from the train. Then there's the long weekend rides were I just don't care who's trying to reach me. I'm becoming a huge fan of Lezyne lately. They seem to make great stuff. Even have a few of their lights that I bought recently but more for my cross rig than my road bike. Also got a tail light for my road bike that will fit on the aero seat post. I've been doing more rides in the morning when it's still a little dark.


http://www.lezyne.com/images/product...penergycdy.jpghttp://www.lezyne.com/images/product...-ZectoAuto.jpghttp://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=441558https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...39wSdm2rEH1rB0

Edit: Don't like the top tube bag. Just too much crap on the bike. I'm returning it. It's nice don't get me wrong but I'm going back to just stuffing as much as I an in my jersey pockets and checking my phone when I take a break. Someone showed that Waterfield pouch earlier, I'm considering that and just ditching all accessories except for lights (when I need them) altogether.

HawkeyeBike 03-27-15 07:28 PM

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My first road bike. 2015 Felt Z75 Disc. 21 lbs. 7 oz. Shimano 105 group. I can't wait to get out on the road with this bike.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=441561

GlennR 03-27-15 07:54 PM

I figured WTF, might as well.

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...P1030199-M.jpg

nastystang 03-27-15 08:57 PM

Felt looks good, what size is it?

Dave Cutter 03-27-15 09:13 PM

I was in a discount store that had threaded 16g C02 cartridges (for inflation) at 3 for $3. I have a supply but couldn't past up the price... so I bought some.

rekmeyata 03-27-15 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by The Pusher Man (Post 17667347)
Ah, a tool pod, tool tube or tool holder - thanks for the links. Don't know if what bmcphx uses is a product he bought or something made - but doesn't matter. If I want one now I know where to look.

rekmeyata, I bought the hype and glad I did. Like I said I can get 100 psi out of it and it does take some work. Biking is work, that's kind of the idea for me, get a scenic workout. Your video search must have missed this one -



Certainly the iPump Micro is not for everyone, but it does work as advertised and no better pump option that I know of that will fit in a 5" seat bag if you place it diagonally.

That one on your video has a T handle called the Twist, the one on the video I saw did not have that type of handle it was just a straight handle called the Micro. Regardless it takes a lot more strokes than the Lezyne or the Topeak. I don't mind attaching a pump to the side of my water bottle cage, nor do I mind the extra 80 grams in weight especially since it's not rotational weight in order to get a pump that is easier to operate. I guess if I wanted something that small to fit in my bag I would just get a C02 system and forget about it.

BUT, it does look like an interesting pump, I guess if someone carries their pump in their seat bag as you do or in their rear jersey pocket it would probably be a great pump for those purposes, but at $80 I think it's overpriced since there isn't anything really revolutionary or ultra high tech about it, but I'm a tightwad and get my pumps on sale, I didn't spend over $30 each even for the most expensive one.

I'm thinking why not make a pump with a small servo motor that would pump your tire up with a push of a button and a AA battery or two to power it?

HawkeyeBike 03-28-15 12:09 AM

It's a size 61.

hls811 03-28-15 11:39 AM

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Just picked this up this morning:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=441663

This http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=441665and a pair of these: http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=441662 should be here Monday:


This should be here later in the week:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=441664

bmcphx 03-28-15 12:16 PM

sweet frame

rekmeyata 03-28-15 12:48 PM

I feel kind of ashamed of myself for spending so much money for just a jacket, after all I am a tightwad, but I needed a rain jacket, so I got a Voler clear rain jacket that with the coupon cost me $11.99 plus shipping.

alexaschwanden 03-28-15 01:07 PM

i bought a 10 speed chain for my road bike at my LBS and installed it myself.

trailflow1 03-29-15 02:29 AM


Certainly the iPump Micro is not for everyone, but it does work as advertised and no better pump option that I know of that will fit in a 5" seat bag if you place it diagonally.
Have you seen this pump ? It only weighs 45 grams and is wayyy cheaper than the iPump Micro. i have one and seems pretty robust. And fits easily into my jersey pocket.

Cycling Bike MTB Mini Air Pump Tire Inflator + Bracket + Ball Inflating Needle-in Other Sports & Entertainment Products from Sports & Entertainment on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

There is another version with a longer handle thats weighs 70 grams.

2014 new ultralight 70g mtb road bike air pump mini bicycle tire inflator aluminum presta cycling accessories blue red black-in Bicycle Pumps from Sports & Entertainment on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

Solidjake 03-29-15 05:46 AM

Four C'dale short sleeve jerseys and multi-lens sunglasses.

rekmeyata 03-29-15 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by trailflow1 (Post 17671202)

It appears that only the longer one comes with a Schrader AND a Presta head, they didn't mention the shorter one comes with the Presta head just the Schrader.

trailflow1 03-29-15 10:08 AM

It does if you look in the grey box in the description on the first link. it says


Pump fixed clamp can help to fix the pump securely to your bike
Portable design and easy to carry with
Fit for both Schrader valve and Presta valve
Comes with a ball inflating needle, which can inflate your basketball or football. A small needle helps you shock the audience
The nozzle unscrews and pops out. i have used it with presta valves before no problems.

this link shows how its works better
New 45g Ultralight Mini Bicycle Pump High Mountain Road Portable Bike Tire Inflator Air Pump Inflator Presta and Schrader Valve-in Bicycle Pumps from Sports & Entertainment on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

Gus90 03-29-15 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by spdntrxi (Post 17662260)
I better like how it feels on my back...

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/028...g?v=1424902280

Thanks for posting this amazing find. After seeing it, I'm definitely putting it on my wish list and will be ditching my saddle bag. Although I do like the Lezyne Road Caddy as it's hardly even noticeable but this thing is freaking awesome.

spdntrxi 03-29-15 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by Gus90 (Post 17672140)
Thanks for posting this amazing find. After seeing it, I'm definitely putting it on my wish list and will be ditching my saddle bag. Although I do like the Lezyne Road Caddy as it's hardly even noticeable but this thing is freaking awesome.

it does not come with all that stuff obviously... but that's pretty much what I put in it (minus mini pump) but I carry 2 CO2s instead.. it's under a pound without my Iphone6 in it... First ride yesterday and it's really not too noticeable... gets kinda thick with the iPhone in it though..so a tight squeeze in my jersey pocket, but does lay pretty flat on the back.

Gus90 03-29-15 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by spdntrxi (Post 17672283)
it does not come with all that stuff obviously... but that's pretty much what I put in it (minus mini pump) but I carry 2 CO2s instead.. it's under a pound without my Iphone6 in it... First ride yesterday and it's really not too noticeable... gets kinda thick with the iPhone in it though..so a tight squeeze in my jersey pocket, but does lay pretty flat on the back.

I think I"m going to pull the trigger on it. Seems a great choice especially with multiple bikes. I'd just have to make sure I'm carrying the correct spare tube. The bag I've had on my hybrid is ginormous and I've been wanting to ditch that for a while anyway as well as the medium bag I've got on my cross bike.

How water resistant do you think it is? I mean, if you get caught in a downpour, do you feel it'd keep your stuff dry, especially the phone?

spdntrxi 03-29-15 01:02 PM

don't know.. it's leather so it should be pretty resistant... not like it's gonna to rain in Northern Cal, we are stuck in a drought.


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