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intransit1217 02-02-16 09:04 AM

Giro Rumble shoes and a mayhem cap from nashbar. Because I have a problem.

ARPRINCE 02-02-16 11:28 AM

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New SPEEDPLAY ZERO and TI Spindles.


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- The thread on the TI Spindle is longer but the main pedal shaft is the same length as the cromo.
- The TI spindle does not have a L/R indicator. I almost made a mistake when I installed it.
- Speedplay [$101.98] + TI Spindle [$30.18] = $132.16 :thumb:

ptempel 02-02-16 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by dim (Post 18483360)
new bike .... 1982 Koga Miyata Roadchamp

Really nice vintage bike. Makes me miss some of the last steel ones I had (Guerciotti, Zullo, Maza, Lemond). The quill stem seems a bit high. Is that your bar to saddle drop preference?

ptempel 02-02-16 11:34 AM

Recently bought a Cygolite Pro 80 tail light:

http://www.cygolite.com/product/hotshot-pro-80-usb/

It will replace a Serfas TL-60. I just hope it will last a bit longer than the Serfas. The problem was water and other road crud gettng into the USB connector on the bottom. It and the USB connector eventually rusted and lost connection. :( The cygolite has it in the same place but seems to have a better rubber cover over the USB connector.

ptempel 02-02-16 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Nachoman (Post 18485928)

Interesting shoe cover. They're cheap and cheerful at $15 for the short and $18 for the long. I wonder how durable or long they last?

Nachoman 02-02-16 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by ptempel (Post 18506298)
Interesting shoe cover. They're cheap and cheerful at $15 for the short and $18 for the long. I wonder how durable or long they last?

I've tried them once or twice now since I originally purchased them and they seem pretty durable. I know because I struggled a bit each time tugging them pretty hard, trying to get them on. If they weren't durable, I'm pretty sure I would have torn them. You might want to check with @caloso . I believe I purchased these on his recommendation or after reading one of his reviews.

fietsbob 02-02-16 12:54 PM

Schmidt SON XS hub Brompton wheel . I use My folding Bike on the road ..
they have a 10CM wide axle version, too. to build a Brevet Road Bike wheel
SON XS
http://mognettibike.it/store/images/lokjiB105300.png
More Pix: SON XS 28H Silver Dynamo Front Hub for Brompton
Factory built with straight pull 14-15-14 DB spokes , new double wall Rim

repair/replaced Shimano -Brompton dyno-hub wheel . with its intermittent plug connection.

TimothyH 02-02-16 01:28 PM

DA 7710 for fixed gear

http://www.wigglestatic.com/product-...=430&h=430&a=7

caloso 02-02-16 02:02 PM

http://www.koolstop.com/images/ks-dr2sa_pkg.jpg

I probably used up more of my brake pads in one rainy descent of Meyers Grade than the whole rest of the year.

phil_k 02-02-16 02:14 PM

2015 Giant TCR on closeout. It's the low end model (Advanced 2 with 105) but it's light years ahead of what I was riding before.
Overjoyed. Except the remnants of the east coast blizzard have kept me off it since bringing it home. Using the old bike for the rollers.

Joeyseven 02-02-16 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ptempel (Post 18506298)
Interesting shoe cover. They're cheap and cheerful at $15 for the short and $18 for the long. I wonder how durable or long they last?

Could sure use A good rain shoe cover like this up here In Oregon. I have some Performance low ankle road bike shoe covers that zip up in the back and have A sole that are 10+ years old.Do A good job at keeping my feet dry,but cold feet if I wear A light sock.
Kind of want,but going to do some more research first.

Good review and some comments.

Review: Velotoze Tall Cover | road.cc

Bought some more tires.700x28 tires for single speed(really 2) and one of my Hybrids.And one 700x23 for my road bike.All Amazon warehouse deals.
Vittoria Rubino Pro III Fold Tire (Black, 700 x 28) 2@ $24.50 each.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502115


Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II Tire 700x28


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Vittoria Open Corsa CX III Folding Tire 700x23

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caloso 02-02-16 05:29 PM

I have a couple of pairs of Velotoze. They work very well, but they're a little awkward to put on and you have to be careful not to tear them.

noodle soup 02-02-16 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by dim (Post 18483360)

Tell me more. That is beautiful.

ericmerg1 02-02-16 06:16 PM

2 spare tubes and a patch kit

Chandne 02-02-16 07:05 PM

I recently found a Specialized shop closing down. Gear and other stuff was 50% off. I went crazy, though I resisted buying any more bikes, and they were heavily discounted. Let's just say I have enough gloves, jackets, and jerseys to practically last my lifetime....plus a saddle, Camelbak MULE, Smith helmet, base layers, road shoes, etc. I also ordered my wheelset for the Tarmac S-Works Disc frame I bought a few weeks ago...DT240s, Sapim CX Rays, brass polyax nipples, and NOX carbon rims.

TimothyH 02-02-16 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by Joeyseven (Post 18507337)

That's a pretty good price.

I use the Rubino Pro III Slick. Typically get 23's or 25's around that price.

But yeah, that's about as low as you will ever see them.

Doc V 02-03-16 11:02 AM

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For my yearly bike tear down and maintenance: Fizik Performance Bar Tape in red, Jagwire Road Pro shift and brake cables/housing and Pedro's Fourth Hand tool. My in-laws surprised me with a Performance G3 Pro Work Stand this Christmas which makes maintenance a breeze.

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aubiecat 02-06-16 07:17 PM

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105 shifters, crank and rear derailleur.
6800 chain, cassette, brakes, front derailleur and bbr60.
Conti race 28 tubes and Ritchey stem.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=503164
Tacx Vortex smart.

rumrunn6 02-06-16 08:34 PM

wow!

kbarch 02-07-16 07:04 AM

Does a deposit count? Put some money down on the new race bike yesterday - enough for the gruppo and this saddle:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=503235

SkvLTD 02-07-16 10:39 AM

Got me a spoke wrench to true a little offset on the rear wheel.

Trsnrtr 02-07-16 11:22 AM

American Classic Hurricane disc for my gravel bike, carbon Profile Canto ergo bars for the stoker on our tandem and a Fulcrum 5 spoke it. All should be here this week.

TimothyH 02-07-16 11:30 AM

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Morvélo® - Ride Everything

Porschefan 02-07-16 12:03 PM

I like the look of this and some of the other products on the Morvélo site. How have you found the sizing? . I'm right on the cusp between an Large and an XL according to their chart. Also I'm in the US. How is shipping/customer service?

TIA,
STP





TimothyH 02-07-16 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by Porschefan (Post 18518601)
I like the look of this and some of the other products on the Morvélo site. How have you found the sizing? . I'm right on the cusp between an Large and an XL according to their chart. Also I'm in the US. How is shipping/customer service?

TIA,
STP

Everything has arrived in reasonable time to the Atlanta suburbs - a week to ten days. I've not had to return anything. When you calculate shipping cost it will knock a few dollars off the price of the garment. The $90 jersey went down to $81.50 or so for me. Shipping then brought it back up to almost the original price.

I own two Hemisphere gilets and one Thermoactive long sleeve jersey. The zippered pocket is a nice feature.

I am 5"8" 190lbs and also on the edge between L and XL based on chest size. The XL gilet and long sleeve thermal jersey have worked for me although I have not tried anything in size L and have not had to return anything. I've also not tried the bibs.

The gilet is cut very long and cover most of my butt when standing upright, less when on the saddle of course. Easy access to the pockets and the arm holes are not restrictive. The fit is very good when I wear UnderArmor mock turtleneck, regular Assos jersey and Morvelo thermal jersey underneath.

The thermal jersey is a bit of an enigma. The forearms are long and thin - look at the models on the website and you will get the idea. I don't have much of a belly and it fits fine around the lower torso but not as long as the gilet. Entry to the pockets are higher up than on the gilet. The shoulders however are cut full. The extra room in the shoulders is why I think some on these forums have said they didn't like Morvelo because they found them to be baggy. I would not say they are baggy but full cut in the shoulders. Not race cut, that's for sure. If I were just wearing a thin jersey underneath I might go with a L and not an XL.

I wish I could be more specific. As I said, at least on other person here said they are baggy.

Not really sure about the XL jersey just ordered. I won't layer things underneath it and hope I don't have to send it back to England. I don't like things too tight anyway and so am hopeful.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sr4vi55x92...rvelo.jpg?dl=1

Edit: Also just saw this on their website: Please note that our Standard Jerseys are now more of a race fit like our Nth Series Jerseys.


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