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daihard 04-29-15 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by Machka (Post 17763211)
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.

Thanks!I was wondering because it was a 48 km ride instead of 50 km. I obviously read too much into it. :)

yankeefan 04-29-15 07:31 PM

http://i.imgur.com/vUUTt7g.jpg

Will do a full write up after I put them through the paces this weekend (metric century on saturday with about 4000ft elevation gain). Did a quick spin around the park and the first impressions are that tubeless is fudging amazing (running 80psi on 23mm tires... a clyde like me never thought this day would come!), accelerates better than my stock wheels, hubs are noisy, not as stiff as I thought it would be, though I did manage to set a PR on the short hill in my park loop and goddamn these wheels are sexy. Got complements from other roadies who were out riding.

For the weight weenies who are going to ask...

Front (wheel + tire + sealant + skewer + valve + cap + washer)

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

Rear (wheel + tire + sealant + skewer + valve + cap + washer))

http://i.imgur.com/bL7WIpK.jpg

Machka 04-29-15 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by daihard (Post 17763305)
Thanks!I was wondering because it was a 48 km ride instead of 50 km. I obviously read too much into it. :)

No worries. :)

When we rolled up at home at 48.65 km, we'd just been through two very chilly rain showers, with lots more rain threatening, and had no desire to try to round it out to 50. :)

spdntrxi 04-29-15 07:46 PM

HED3 front wheel... Will go with my Aeolus D3 7 on those wannabe aero days.

Dave Cutter 04-29-15 07:51 PM

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I bought these on CL ($15).
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=448182

And I ordered a couple KMC chains (for a couple different bikes). Plus a new Co2 inflator, and some handlebar tape.

Panza 04-29-15 08:07 PM

New Park Tool SR-1 chain whip. Lots of cassette switching will be done this season.

JBHoren 04-29-15 10:36 PM

A pair of Novara 'Round Town grocery-bag panniers, in Cobalt Blue, from REI -- on sale for $24, each. They fit perfectly on my new Pletscher "Clem" rack, from Rivendell Bike Works ($74 for the rack, plus $12 for pannier rails).

http://www.rei.com/media/ii/7bde8a02...41a594a8dc.jpg http://cdn3.volusion.com/ctxtv.wmppt...jpg?1429785786 http://cdn3.volusion.com/ctxtv.wmppt...jpg?1429785786

PatrickGSR94 04-30-15 08:42 AM

I don't know why I waited so long but I FINALLY broke down and bought the HubBub helmet mirror today. I had a makeshift mirror on my old helmet that worked great, but it just didn't work well at all on my new helmet. Wrong angle, never a good view, wouldn't stay in place. Meh. Now hopefully I'll have a clear view behind me without having to turn my head every time to look!

https://hubbubonline.com/wp-content/...ge-600x295.jpg

Planemaker 04-30-15 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by yankeefan (Post 17763335)
http://i.imgur.com/vUUTt7g.jpg

Will do a full write up after I put them through the paces this weekend (metric century on saturday with about 4000ft elevation gain). Did a quick spin around the park and the first impressions are that tubeless is fudging amazing (running 80psi on 23mm tires... a clyde like me never thought this day would come!), accelerates better than my stock wheels, hubs are noisy, not as stiff as I thought it would be, though I did manage to set a PR on the short hill in my park loop and goddamn these wheels are sexy. Got complements from other roadies who were out riding.

For the weight weenies who are going to ask...

Front (wheel + tire + sealant + skewer + valve + cap + washer)

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

Rear (wheel + tire + sealant + skewer + valve + cap + washer))

http://i.imgur.com/bL7WIpK.jpg

Which American Clasic wheel is that? I have a set of AC Argents with Bontrager R3 tubeless mounted and ready for the first ride.

asiantrick 04-30-15 10:44 AM

Mavic 125LTD / Ride like a dream!!!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8766/...4118c808_c.jpg

RPK79 04-30-15 10:59 AM

Lots of consumables since my last update (cables, housing, bar tape, tires,etc...), but I've made a few big purchases too. New specialized shoes, Garmin Edge 510 with cadence and HRM, and a Twin 6 jersey.

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...96&oe=55E2CA73

https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.GVDA...Q&pid=15.1&P=0

floridamtb 04-30-15 11:31 AM

The other morning I noticed that the transmitter on the for for my simple computer was loose and the bottom bracket for straps was broken off. Oh darn I need a new computer... I gave in and finally got a Garmin Edge 510 with a Bontrager Duotrap. Now I have a nice computer and a clean looking bike.

yankeefan 04-30-15 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by Planemaker (Post 17765070)
Which American Clasic wheel is that? I have a set of AC Argents with Bontrager R3 tubeless mounted and ready for the first ride.

Victory 30. Nothing to brag about, but a nice budget upgrade over my stock wheels. Can't really say much except the ride quality with tubeless is superb. I should know more about them by Saturday afternoon. Enjoy the first ride!

Jed19 04-30-15 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by yankeefan (Post 17765573)
Victory 30. Nothing to brag about, but a nice budget upgrade over my stock wheels. Can't really say much except the ride quality with tubeless is superb. I should know more about them by Saturday afternoon. Enjoy the first ride!

Looks real good! Would you be kind enough to review this wheelset after your ride on Saturday? I am thinking about my very first venture into tubeless wheels, and the pricing on the American Classic Victory 30 seems very reasonable.

yankeefan 04-30-15 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by Jed19 (Post 17765803)
Looks real good! Would you be kind enough to review this wheelset after your ride on Saturday? I am thinking about my very first venture into tubeless wheels, and the pricing on the American Classic Victory 30 seems very reasonable.

I'll certainly do that, along with snapping a few more pics. I was actually pretty close to buying the Ultegra 6800 wheels from Merlin or Nashbar (they had a returned pair two weeks ago for $274! Then someone beat me to it by time I tried to complete the checkout :(). Unfortunately I have very little experience riding blinged out road bikes so I won't be able to speak about the wheels in an absolute sense, so everything I say will be relative to the boat anchors my bike came with.

illdrag0n 04-30-15 06:19 PM

Schwalbe Durano Plus 28mms... Night and day in terms of quality over my Maxxis Detonators.

Also have a Thomson Elite seatpost and Selle SMP TRK coming to replace the OEM brick that came with my mares and look after my wide sit bones

alexaschwanden 04-30-15 06:50 PM

I bought a front light because someone stole my last one, it works great.

rideBjj 04-30-15 08:30 PM

Well, having purchased pretty much everything else (2 bikes, one carbon with middle of the road gear, one Ti with all top of the line, clothes, pedals, shoes, tools, garmin, lights etc etc) the only major group left is the touring / commuting group. I'm definitely investing in rack and panniers, and I may very well get a dedicated touring frame. Something in steel, like the Gunnar Sport perhaps. Otherwise, I've got to do it on my backup carbon bike which has no mounts, has a more aggressive geometry than i'd like.

I'm working out what I should do now, then i'll pull the trigger(s).

After that there's not much left besides the ongoing n+1. Or maybe a power meter.

Peter2290 05-01-15 09:38 AM

A Cygolite Hotshot

and

A pair of Giro Republic shoes in White/Black that will probably be a size too big. Got a great deal on them though that I couldn't pass up so I'm hoping they run a little small.

sheepdog84 05-03-15 12:00 PM

http://www.feloza.com/image/cache/da...12-700x700.jpg

Basically, this. A 2012 Cervelo r5 frameset and Rotor crankset.

Moving my Sram force group and wheelset over to the new platform - full crabon.

yankeefan 05-04-15 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by Jed19 (Post 17765803)
Looks real good! Would you be kind enough to review this wheelset after your ride on Saturday? I am thinking about my very first venture into tubeless wheels, and the pricing on the American Classic Victory 30 seems very reasonable.

My weekend didn't go according to plan and I had to scrap the Saturday morning ride. On Sunday I did a ~40 mile sportive but I had to ride with a group of inexperienced riders which mean that I averaged ~10mph. Route was pretty flat expect for about 3 "climbs": 0.2 miles at 4% gradient, 0.6 mi at 3% gradient and 0.7 mi at 4% gradient. I really wanted to test out the wheels so I went hard(ish) on the hills. I weigh 199lb on an empty stomach but am probably closer to 205-6 when I'm on the bike due to all the crap in my pocket and food in my stomach. I guess you can call me a "puncheur" as my approach to short steep hills to push the big ring out of the saddle (but spin the little ring on longer climbs) and my stock wheel would flex a lot. I certainly didn't have that problem with the victory 30. I even had a crash before the start of the sportive (got a left hook one block away from the start line...had to swerve and crash into a light post to avoid being ran over) and the front wheel still spun 100% true, both radially and laterally. Definitely stiffer than anything I've ridden and the acceleration is pretty good. I feel more of my energy expenditure being translated to vertical speed than with my previous wheels. I still hate the audible humming sound of the hubs when coasting but I'm typically a person who hates noise in general.

I'd eagerly recommend them for anyone looking for a ~$500 wheel upgrade (buy them off amazon...its cheaper) but I can't say how they compare against other "performance" wheels in the category (WH-6800, Fulcrum racing 3, etc.). What I can say is that the ride quality of tubeless is absolutely amazing and I don't understand why road cyclists are so resistant to it. Less road buzz, better cornering, better traction in wet weather, self repairing punctures...what is there not to like?? Yesterday I got yet another complement on the wheels and I told the person I was riding tubeless and he said he rides tubeless on his fat bike and 29er but doesn't see the value in it on a road bike...took so much self restraint for me not to smack him off his bike.

Hope this was helpful.

Cosmic Hawk 05-04-15 08:06 AM

The "Will It ever get here" has taken over my body.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psznmngbsj.png

IcySmooth52 05-04-15 08:30 AM

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Replacement cockpit for my Lapierre. WCS Streem & C220.

Jed19 05-04-15 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by yankeefan (Post 17774806)
My weekend didn't go according to plan and I had to scrap the Saturday morning ride. On Sunday I did a ~40 mile sportive but I had to ride with a group of inexperienced riders which mean that I averaged ~10mph. Route was pretty flat expect for about 3 "climbs": 0.2 miles at 4% gradient, 0.6 mi at 3% gradient and 0.7 mi at 4% gradient. I really wanted to test out the wheels so I went hard(ish) on the hills. I weigh 199lb on an empty stomach but am probably closer to 205-6 when I'm on the bike due to all the crap in my pocket and food in my stomach. I guess you can call me a "puncheur" as my approach to short steep hills to push the big ring out of the saddle (but spin the little ring on longer climbs) and my stock wheel would flex a lot. I certainly didn't have that problem with the victory 30. I even had a crash before the start of the sportive (got a left hook one block away from the start line...had to swerve and crash into a light post to avoid being ran over) and the front wheel still spun 100% true, both radially and laterally. Definitely stiffer than anything I've ridden and the acceleration is pretty good. I feel more of my energy expenditure being translated to vertical speed than with my previous wheels. I still hate the audible humming sound of the hubs when coasting but I'm typically a person who hates noise in general.

I'd eagerly recommend them for anyone looking for a ~$500 wheel upgrade (buy them off amazon...its cheaper) but I can't say how they compare against other "performance" wheels in the category (WH-6800, Fulcrum racing 3, etc.). What I can say is that the ride quality of tubeless is absolutely amazing and I don't understand why road cyclists are so resistant to it. Less road buzz, better cornering, better traction in wet weather, self repairing punctures...what is there not to like?? Yesterday I got yet another complement on the wheels and I told the person I was riding tubeless and he said he rides tubeless on his fat bike and 29er but doesn't see the value in it on a road bike...took so much self restraint for me not to smack him off his bike.

Hope this was helpful.

Yes, your review was helpful.

Thanks.

ColaJacket 05-04-15 01:53 PM

Fairly new to riding, again. Finally got away from doing laps (.6 mi) in my apartment complex, and went out into the neighborhood for a bigger route (~5.5 mi). On Saturday, I noticed that I couldn't spin as well as I wanted on the platform pedal that I got when I picked up the bike 3 weeks ago, so I decided to get some clipless shoes/pedals.

Since I'm new, and still getting used to biking, the store manager recommended MTB shoes, so that's the way I went.

Shimano SH-M089 MTB Shoes
Forté Campus Pedals

http://media.performancebike.com/ima...-BLW-ANGLE.jpg
GH


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