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Old 07-15-15, 03:30 PM
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I bought a Motobecane Turino Team Hydraulic last night to replace my stolen bike.

I'm pretty excited about getting my hands on it!

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Old 07-17-15, 10:12 AM
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Had a flat last week which put a 10mm gash in my tire. So i put my last spare tire/tube in and needed extras.

Got them off of ebay, all for $100

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Old 07-17-15, 10:15 AM
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Not a roadie, but cycling related purchase:

'16 Raleigh RXS belt-drive cross racers.
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Old 07-17-15, 05:19 PM
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Well I had a loose rear hub bearing so I figured it was time to get more tools.

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Old 07-17-15, 05:29 PM
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My rear freehub was creaking badly after letting some water get in it and not cleaning. I could have replaced the bearings for ~$35, but instead my friend sold me a lightly used EA90 SLX rear wheel (plus tube and GP4000S II) for $10. He was moving and desperate to get rid of it, good timing. The wheelset seems to be selling for ~500, and there's a ton of life left in this one, so I think that's a pretty solid deal. Now I just have to live with mismatched F/R until I get around to repairing my other wheel.
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Old 07-17-15, 05:33 PM
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Rapha rucksack...and as long as I had a 20% off coupon I got the Team Sky training jersey, a cap, and a pair of their classic bibs. But it started off as being about the backpack.
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Old 07-17-15, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldhead View Post
Well I had a loose rear hub bearing so I figured it was time to get more tools.

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Rapha rucksack...and as long as I had a 20% off coupon I got the Team Sky training jersey, a cap, and a pair of their classic bibs. But it started off as being about the backpack.
Ahhhh the slippery slope of buying new stuff.
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Old 07-17-15, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Ahhhh the slippery slope of buying new stuff.
Tools are an investment. They can save you many times their cost.
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Old 07-17-15, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Tools are an investment. They can save you many times their cost.
Oh no, I completely understand their purchases, and I have all those items myself. But, its still funny(scary) to look back at your purchases, and thinking how all those tools came from just needing to service a hub.
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Old 07-17-15, 07:10 PM
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Today was a good mail day for me. Garmin cadence and speed sensors came in, along with the Power Saddle.
@bianchi10, how did you level this saddle?
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Old 07-17-15, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Oh no, I completely understand their purchases, and I have all those items myself. But, its still funny(scary) to look back at your purchases, and thinking how all those tools came from just needing to service a hub.
The stand will be used many times, I use mine once a week just to clean the bike.

The chain whip and cassette tool is helpful to r&r the cassette.

This is my workbench in in the garage where I service my bike.


This is my tool box in my basement where I build engines.


Every job is easy if you have the right tools and some knowledge. You can never have too many tools.
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Old 07-17-15, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
The stand will be used many times, I use mine once a week just to clean the bike.

The chain whip and cassette tool is helpful to r&r the cassette.

This is my workbench in in the garage where I service my bike.


This is my tool box in my basement where I build engines.


Every job is easy if you have the right tools and some knowledge. You can never have too many tools.
You're really neat!
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Old 07-17-15, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JakiChan View Post
Rapha rucksack...and as long as I had a 20% off coupon I got the Team Sky training jersey, a cap, and a pair of their classic bibs. But it started off as being about the backpack.
^Hilarious!
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Old 07-17-15, 07:51 PM
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There was a sale today and I picked up a Reynolds 46mm carbon clincher wheelset for 880 bucks. Can't really argue with that rice. Someone freakin stop me already.
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Old 07-17-15, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by cale View Post
You're really neat!
When you build engines... cleanliness is critical. And attention to detail means you don't make mistakes.





I ride about 150 miles a week and every weekend i clean the bike. Other than a flat, i've never had a mechanical problem on the road.
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Old 07-17-15, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
You can never have too many tools.
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Old 07-17-15, 08:43 PM
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Man your toolbox looks like mine (a little smaller &#128519 and I couldn't agree with you more. I made a living as an engine builder/fabricator for many years and sometimes the simplest mistake can bite you in the a$$ and cost you major bucks. Had a customer with an 03 Mitsubishi evo spin a bearing at the track and decided he wanted to go to a 2.4 liter striker/gt35r setup with all supporting hardware aka cams valvesprings engine management big fuel system. I built this guy an absolute beauty of a set up and through a momentary brain fart I never cleaned his oil cooler after rebuilding/installing everything. Started it up on the chassis lift and leak checking my work when I heard a knock. At first I thought it was the multiplate clutch I'd installed to hold the power but after getting my helper in the car to work the clutch while it idled and all it did was get worse it dawned on me, the oil cooler was still chock full of rod/main bearing shavings from the motor eating itself at 7500ish rpm's a few weeks prior. Obviously I repaired it out of my pocket as it was my mistake and I was out the price of polishing the crank, honing the rods, new bearings, and about another 25 hours of labor at 85 an hour. Cleanliness is next to godliness when people are dropping off their baby and anywhere from 5-25k to make their baby completely ridiculous.
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Old 07-17-15, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
When you build engines... cleanliness is critical. And attention to detail means you don't make mistakes.





I ride about 150 miles a week and every weekend i clean the bike. Other than a flat, i've never had a mechanical problem on the road.
That may be true but I'm a slob and owner-manual rebuilt the top end of my DL-1000 and then refurbished the rest of it. I'd never disassembled an engine before. I documented the entire project and currently have the 2nd highest number of views on Sport-Touring.net mods&maintenance forum. That was six years ago. Sport-Touring.Net - DL1000 - Cam Chain Broke

I jelly, as my 14 yr old son says. You're my idol but I just don't have the patience or attention span to do what you do. Good job.
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You're my idol but I just don't have the patience or attention span to do what you do. Good job.
I've built over 50 engines, all aircooled VWs. Many are stock (48hp) and some are 200hp. Some have well over 100,000 miles and none have failed.



Note to self, don't let Cale work on my car.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
I've built over 50 engines, all aircooled VWs. Many are stock (48hp) and some are 200hp. Some have well over 100,000 miles and none have failed.




Note to self, don't let Cale work on my car.

I almost lost the pizza in my mouth. That was funny! Seriously... no joking... (I do joke a lot, but seriously... funny!)
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
But, its still funny(scary) to look back at your purchases...
I try really hard not to. Good tools are a joy to use and I've been able to afford everything I bought.
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Old 07-17-15, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Tools are an investment. They can save you many times their cost.
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Every job is easy if you have the right tools and some knowledge. You can never have too many tools.
Yep. Since getting into this hobby I've become impassioned by building bikes, repairs and maintenance almost as much as with the riding itself, and I happily buy whatever tools I feel I need, regardless of whether or not they end up only being used once. Some of the Campagnolo-specific tools I have are outdated, but you just never know when a tool will become handy in a moment of need.

The Crank Brothers Pica multi-tool I picked up a few weeks ago is a thing of beauty. I got it because I wanted a multi-tool with Torx wrenches, as the newer Campy brakes use Torx bolts to fasten to the forks, and wouldn't you know it, somehow my front brake came loose on a ride (search me how that happened!) and I had absolutely no way of adjusting it. I ended up doing the remaining 50 km of the ride with the front brake rubbing against the rim, though thankfully I was able to free up the brake cable, so at least the brake pad wasn't putting too much pressure against me.

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-Red SRAM bartape, cuz l33t status

Factory tubes finally gave out on the Motobecane so I ordered a 5 pack.

Also ordered some new gloves, since the ones I got at walmart almost a year ago are finally dying a slow, painful death.

And not entirely related to bikes, but I took the plunge and bought a french press. Coffee has never tasted this good!
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And not entirely related to bikes, but I took the plunge and bought a french press. Coffee has never tasted this good!
In this order:
1.CoffeebyGrace (Google and buy some)
*Don't forget the Pre soak and ceramic mug Pre warm.
2. Brew and enjoy

In other news I purchased a 2001 Lemond this week. Noticed it at the pawn shop next to the tobacco shop I buy my papers at (hey, don't judge me!) $375 I had to get it!
Oh, I also spent $30 on 50lbs of certified organic chicken feed (Poppa has to keep his girls happy!) ....Because those $8.00/dozen eggs we sell just helped pay for my new Therapist, his name is Greg. Lemond.
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