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Valsgarde 04-25-15 02:36 AM

Just bought these https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/WPPX52...ncher-wheelset.

Think I've made a mistake, probably should have ordered these instead https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/WPPXC4...arbon-wheelset

Can be a little windy where I live, wondering if that extra 7mm will make a big difference.

Valsgarde 04-25-15 02:38 AM

Are those the carbon? Do you have a link?

Valsgarde 04-25-15 02:44 AM

[QUOTE=Diablito;17748585]Bought some 3t Aeronova bars

I was looking into buying a carbon set of these last week. How are you finding them? Where did you purchase?

SpeshulEd 04-25-15 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by Valsgarde (Post 17749134)
Just bought these https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/WPPX52...ncher-wheelset.

Think I've made a mistake, probably should have ordered these instead https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/WPPXC4...arbon-wheelset

Can be a little windy where I live, wondering if that extra 7mm will make a big difference.

You should be fine, the downside of the the 52s is the machined sidewall, they weigh 400g more than the others...the upside, better stopping power.


Originally Posted by Valsgarde (Post 17749141)
I was looking into buying a carbon set of these last week. How are you finding them? Where did you purchase?

Just search 3t aeronova, they're everywhere...Art's has them, Competitive Cyclist has them, Chain Reaction Cycles has them, Wiggle has them. They've been out for awhile now, they're pretty easy to find.

gsa103 04-25-15 11:56 AM

Bell Super2R MIPS
http://www.bellhelmets.com/cycling/h...mips-equipped/

Got a good deal at the LBS. Tried it on, much better fit than any of the other helmets I've tried. Visor and bar are removable for road riding. Ventalation looked surprisingly good considering the helmet style.

alexaschwanden 04-25-15 05:51 PM

I bought a pair of specialized RBX sport shorts, 40$ plus tax 20% off. 30 miles test ride and they feel great, and are more aero than my baggy mtb bike shorts.

daihard 04-26-15 12:23 AM

Miscellaneous parts and tools...

http://home.comcast.net/~daihard/images/tools.jpg

cyclebycle13 04-26-15 07:36 AM

Took advantage of the USD-Euro exchange rate and picked this up:


http://s20.postimage.org/r95gw3aop/clavicula.jpg


Also found these at westernbikeworks at half off. 2 pairs @ 89.99 each. Worn just about every brand and these are my favorites, especially for 100+ mile rides.

http://s20.postimg.org/ajb9jsswt/sportful_tc_bib.jpg

Loveless4577 04-26-15 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by SevenTwentyNine (Post 17748928)

How do you like the Magellan? I'm going back and forth between that an a Garmin Edge.

sirius77 04-27-15 02:47 AM

Recently I bought 27.5erMTB carbon rims for XC from Boostbicycle, weight about 400g.

Can't wait to get them then ask my friend to build into wheels XD.

SevenTwentyNine 04-27-15 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by Loveless4577 (Post 17752142)
How do you like the Magellan? I'm going back and forth between that an a Garmin Edge.

Overall, it's "okay". I haven't genuinely ridden the Edge 810 or 1000 which I would say are the most direct competitors but I've toyed with them and in terms of UI and overall features they're really the same in essence.

I will say that the touchpad has this stupid feature where you need to hold an option down for it to select but sometimes device thinks you want a quick single click so I find myself stabbing the damn thing over and over for it to select an option.

No problems with connectivity among any of my Ant+ devices.

Still having trouble syncing it to Strava and sometimes my computer doesn't like it either and won't recognize it.

Had about 25% battery life after a 4 hour ride, then again this was with like a 1 minute+ backlight so I was basically using it as a heads up display.

So overall.... okay. Maybe you can give a better insight since you've owned and actively used both on the road. So please do and let me know which Edge it is you're comparing it to.

gc3 04-27-15 06:47 PM

no more magnets on the Parlee...

http://cyclingperspective.com/wp-con...or-package.jpg
http://cdn.pushys.com.au/media/catal...-12103-001.jpg

and one of these new wireless thingamajigs coz i'm too lazy to look down and back to see which gear i'm riding in...

http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdn...ansmitter2.jpg

Latts 04-27-15 08:08 PM

Garmin Edge 500

SpeshulEd 04-27-15 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 17756388)
Awesome Things

I love it when you buy things because it introduces me to stuff I should know about but don't. I might have to do some shopping this week.

Valsgarde 04-29-15 05:27 AM

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New wheels arrived today. 450 from Planet X :)

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=447994

Valsgarde 04-29-15 05:51 AM

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...........and another little upgrade!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=447997

daihard 04-29-15 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by Valsgarde (Post 17760554)
New wheels arrived today. 450 from Planet X :)

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=447994

Look very nice!

hls811 04-29-15 09:21 AM

1 Attachment(s)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=448044

My CAAD10 got a new friend to play with. :)

Valsgarde 04-29-15 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by daihard (Post 17761117)
Look very nice!

Lbs fitting them with a new cassette and also fitting the new chain, hopefully have the bike back for the weekend.

JBHoren 04-29-15 01:31 PM

Pitlock locking skewers (set 02) and a Kryptonite Evolution 4 integrated chain lock (mini-21); the first from Peter White Cycles, and the second from Amazon. Both should arrive within the next few days.

rumrunn6 04-29-15 01:46 PM

might be getting a used repair stand

Machka 04-29-15 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Machka (Post 17746362)
One of my other long sleeved jerseys has thumb holes, and I simply don't use them. They don't get in the way and I forget that they are there most of the time. I suspect it will be the same situation with this jersey. In fact, I tried it on last night and didn't realise it had thumb holes until I read the info on the picture I posted today. :) I'll have to have a better look at it tonight!

I was more fascinated with the ventilation. I'll be interested to see how well that works.

I wore it on a chilly hilly 48 km ride last weekend ... and it was lovely! :) I was warm and comfortable without overheating on the climbs.

It was so nice, in fact, that we've ordered another. :D

daihard 04-29-15 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by Valsgarde (Post 17761288)
Lbs fitting them with a new cassette and also fitting the new chain, hopefully have the bike back for the weekend.

:thumb:

daihard 04-29-15 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by Machka (Post 17763100)
I wore it on a chilly hilly 48 km ride last weekend ... and it was lovely! :) I was warm and comfortable without overheating on the climbs.

Just curious, was that a 30-mile ride that you translated into kilometres for those who prefer the metric scale? I know that Canada and Australia both use the metric system, but I thought maybe the distances for bike rides are shown in the Imperial scale there. :)

Machka 04-29-15 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by daihard (Post 17763189)
Just curious, was that a 30-mile ride that you translated into kilometres for those who prefer the metric scale? I know that Canada and Australia both use the metric system, but I thought maybe the distances for bike rides are shown in the Imperial scale there. :)

That was a 48.65 km ride ... I hadn't given any thought to what it might be in imperial because we don't use the imperial system here in Australia. I thought Canada was a metric country, and it is, but Australia is even more so. A large portion of the population here would struggle to tell you what a mile is. So no, we do not measure bicycle rides in imperial here ... distance is in kilometres.

See story here ... http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...l-25-26-a.html


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