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Mumonkan 12-07-15 07:39 PM

im sure youll have fun on it and im not saying you made a bad decision, but i would much rather have a normal CX bike or a XC bike, not a bastard child of both

but thats just my personal opinion and now ive forced it upon the interwebs.

i actually think it looks pretty cool in a mad max kinda way

GlennR 12-07-15 07:53 PM

New brake pads for front and rear.

http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net...m%20br1830.jpg

VwFix 12-08-15 11:20 AM

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Picked up the Shimano hybrid jacket on sale for 25$, seems like a great deal at the price.
https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Produc...mmaryOnly=true

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=492314

R1lee 12-08-15 12:43 PM

It's been a very spendy last few weeks...

1. Giant TCR Advanced SL2 - stripped it and moving my 9070 components over.
1a. Reynolds Aero 48 for the Giant. - waiting on delivery.
2. Trek 9.9 Madone
3. Assos ChronoSuit in White and Black, Bonka Jacket, Habu Tights and Socks. - waiting on delivery
4. Bell Pro Shield Helmet, Kask Infinity Helmet and just now from CC a Smith Overtake - waiting on delivery.
5. a few bits and parts i needed for moving the 9070 over from my Propel.
6. 3 Polar water bottles when they had their 50% off. LIke the option of putting my name on it as customization.

I'm still looking for a pair of shoes, wanted some Lake CX402's. I found it on Colorado Cyclist, but they don't have the wide fit.

The giant isn't done yet, waiting for my carbon bars to arrive. I guess you can add that another thing i bought.

http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/...psgk2movlr.jpg


http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/...psrjnwbfay.jpg

R1lee 12-08-15 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by Porschefan (Post 18366888)


bought the same shoe as part of my order, but plan on returning it since i can't fit a non wide shoe.

Hermes1 12-08-15 02:24 PM

A new helmet (Giro AtmosII) and since deciding to get back to doing at least most of my own maintenance, some Pedro's tools.

Robius 12-08-15 02:40 PM

Fulcrum Racing Quattro LG 2016

They arrived today but i decided to sell them. I'm gonna buy a lighter aero set before summer.

MakiNn 12-09-15 05:49 PM

Pick up new chain rings, really wanted to get 53/39 but I guess 52/36 will do the job for this season. I cant wait to get them installed tomorrow. I need a new chain as well.

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/...psc02picyo.jpg

a1penguin 12-09-15 10:33 PM

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Broke down and purchased my first real cycling headlight for the daytime flashing. And working on keeping the feet warm below 60 for multihour rides.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=492602

rumrunn6 12-10-15 05:09 AM

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if you need a little extra help with the toes, toe warmers, between a sock liner and another sock of your choice. or sometimes just over a single thick sock :-)

a1penguin 12-10-15 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 18379016)
if you need a little extra help with the toes, toe warmers, between a sock liner and another sock of your choice. or sometimes just over a single thick sock :-)

Unfortunately, I think the solution is going to involve a new pair of shoes with room for thicker socks, et al. Probably can find something on sale at Performance or REI that won't break the bank and that I can try on. If the silk liners and shoe covers help to 50F, I'll be happy. The insoles might also help. Winter doesn't last very long here. Yesterday it was 70! Getting off the bike and walking around a bit seems to help warm up the toes. I've started moving my feet around in the shoes while riding to prevent cool down. The insoles might help a bit there.

rumrunn6 12-10-15 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by a1penguin (Post 18379954)
Unfortunately, I think the solution is going to involve a new pair of shoes with room for thicker socks, et al. Probably can find something on sale at Performance or REI that won't break the bank and that I can try on. If the silk liners and shoe covers help to 50F, I'll be happy. The insoles might also help. Winter doesn't last very long here. Yesterday it was 70! Getting off the bike and walking around a bit seems to help warm up the toes. I've started moving my feet around in the shoes while riding to prevent cool down. The insoles might help a bit there.


ah! some ppl up here who are clipless will change pedals for the winter cuz they want to wear regular boots. I used mini clips to help keep my feet planted and used whatever shoes/boots I had at home

bianchi10 12-12-15 05:57 PM

Got a new Deda Superleggero Seatpost. The Ritchey superlogic 25mm I had purchased ended up having too much offset. The Deda has a 12mm which is perfect for me. Out of the box it weighed 178g which is what I was expecting. Sanded off the clear and logo's, then cut off 90mm. With all stock pieces it came in at 142g. Planning on P.O.P. Yokes and carbon cradle. Should be able to get it down to 120g no problem.

LOVE how this post looks and it matches the bike like it was made for it.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...205_153411.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...205_151250.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...G_8192-01.jpeg

FeltF2Tarmac 12-12-15 09:09 PM

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These came today

GlennR 12-12-15 09:24 PM

Ultrasonic cleaner, does wonders on the chain and cassette.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r..._101652887.jpg

lsberrios1 12-12-15 10:47 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 18385079)
Got a new Deda Superleggero Seatpost. The Ritchey superlogic 25mm I had purchased ended up having too much offset. The Deda has a 12mm which is perfect for me. Out of the box it weighed 178g which is what I was expecting. Sanded off the clear and logo's, then cut off 90mm. With all stock pieces it came in at 142g. Planning on P.O.P. Yokes and carbon cradle. Should be able to get it down to 120g no problem.

LOVE how this post looks and it matches the bike like it was made for it.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...205_153411.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...205_151250.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...G_8192-01.jpeg

You've always had good taste... why do you ride a bike so bland? might seem insulting but I think you should go ahead and have some fun, experiment. It's a perfect bike but it does need soul.

bianchi10 12-12-15 10:57 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 18385512)
You've always had good taste... why do you ride a bike so bland? might seem insulting but I think you should go ahead and have some fun, experiment. It's a perfect bike but it does need soul.

Not insulting. You are entitled to your own opinion. In my personal opinion, this bike has plenty of "Soul". No need to experiment, when I know what I want. What I got is what I want. I know a lot of people don't find all black bikes to be appealing and I understand that. My kits are where I like to get flashy. Might be bland to you, but perfectly Hot every single time I look at it and that's all I have ever wanted. I miss my Enve's on it, but for the winter riding, its smarter for me to use these.

e30jean 12-12-15 11:04 PM

Picked up a couple things on sale as LBS.

Performance Flow Wind Jacket was on sale and extra 20% off.
Performance Flow Wind Jacket

Performance Krio II Thermal Jersey was on sale and extra 20% off.
Performance Krio II Thermal Jersey

Performance Elite Bib Shorts on sale and extra 20% off
Performance Elite Bib Shorts

Performance Boundary Bib Knickers on sale and extra 20% off
Performance Boundary Bib Knickers

spdntrxi 12-12-15 11:04 PM

Garmin Varia Radar.. probably the single most useful thing I've purchased in awhile.

lsberrios1 12-12-15 11:10 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 18385524)
Not insulting. You are entitled to your own opinion. In my personal opinion, this bike has plenty of "Soul". No need to experiment, when I know what I want. What I got is what I want. I know a lot of people don't find all black bikes to be appealing and I understand that. My kits are where I like to get flashy. Might be bland to you, but perfectly Hot every single time I look at it and that's all I have ever wanted. I miss my Enve's on it, but for the winter riding, its smarter for me to use these.

Can't beat you at your taste. Kudos to you for being so confident. No wrong in that. Still a deeck.

GlennR 12-13-15 04:55 AM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 18385524)
Not insulting. You are entitled to your own opinion. In my personal opinion, this bike has plenty of "Soul". No need to experiment, when I know what I want. What I got is what I want. I know a lot of people don't find all black bikes to be appealing and I understand that. My kits are where I like to get flashy. Might be bland to you, but perfectly Hot every single time I look at it and that's all I have ever wanted. I miss my Enve's on it, but for the winter riding, its smarter for me to use these.

I like it just the way it is, but then again, I own a all black bike also.

rlsmith17 12-13-15 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by oldnslow2 (Post 18385401)
Ultrasonic cleaner, does wonders on the chain and cassette.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r..._101652887.jpg

Where did you get this at? Also, do you use water to clean the chain/cassette or a cleaning fluid?

GlennR 12-13-15 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by rlsmith17 (Post 18385831)
Where did you get this at? Also, do you use water to clean the chain/cassette or a cleaning fluid?

Got it on eBay for $64 and used 1 part Simple Green with 10 parts water.

Silvercivic27 12-13-15 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by spdntrxi (Post 18385529)
Garmin Varia Radar.. probably the single most useful thing I've purchased in awhile.

Can you please explain why it is so useful?

spdntrxi 12-13-15 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 (Post 18385900)
Can you please explain why it is so useful?

I tend to ride 2 lane country roads with no shoulder...quite a bit.
Electric cars are sneaky
Rather not look over my shoulder and stay in my TT position on the TTbike
I can call out car back in pace lines pretty much before anyone else..no matter where I am in the pace line
I don't have to depend on someone else to call out car back.
On casual rides, I can ride 2 abreast and fall in line with plenty of time.

sure a mirror can accomplish some of this... but I prefer to ride mirrorless especially on the TT bike.. and looking back on the TT bike is not an option.


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