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Old 03-11-16, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao
Ordered 2 of these but got a mail saying that they don't have it in stock, so they are refunding the money.

I think they made a mistake with the pricing and are wriggling out.
I finally got mine, but it still shows as "processing" when I log into their website.

It it took a little over 2 weeks to arrive, but that is about what I expect for UK websites other than Chain Reaction Cycles. CRC is 4-5 calendar days on every order.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I finally got mine, but it still shows as "processing" when I log into their website.
Good to know, I am waiting on an order with the same status showing.
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Originally Posted by FeltF2Tarmac
Good to know, I am waiting on an order with the same status showing.
I emailed them after a week, and they responded saying that they were having issues with their website. A day later my bank account posted the purchase, and it was about a week later the order arrived
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I emailed them after a week, and they responded saying that they were having issues with their website. A day later my bank account posted the purchase, and it was about a week later the order arrived
They mailed me yesterday.

Thanks for your email and I am sorry about the time taken to respond,

Unfortunately we have completely sold out of these saddles so will be unable to fulfil your order.

I have therefore arranged therefore for your order to be cancelled and your Paypal account refunded.

We can only apologise for this and any inconvenience this has caused.

Best Regards

Then I offered to wait as I was not in a hurry. Their reply:

Hi

Thanks for your reply,

There is no date on when or if we will be receiving more stock of these.

So we have no choice but to refund you for this order unfortunately.

Best Regards
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao
They mailed me yesterday.

Thanks for your email and I am sorry about the time taken to respond,

Unfortunately we have completely sold out of these saddles so will be unable to fulfil your order.


Hi

Thanks for your reply,

There is no date on when or if we will be receiving more stock of these.

So we have no choice but to refund you for this order unfortunately.

Best Regards
Is this the same saddle.. Maybe they just sold out of the $39 ones?
Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Flow Saddle - Saddles - Ribble Cycles
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
Is this the same saddle.. Maybe they just sold out of the $39 ones?
Selle Italia Flite Team Edition Flow Saddle - Saddles - Ribble Cycles

I think it's the same saddle with price revised :-)
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Aftershokz Trekz Bone Induction Wireless Headphones.

Going to try these out, had an Amazon coupon for trading in my old iPhone and iPad through Gazelle so got these for about $20 total.

*update: So I've been trying them out last few days and they really do the trick, I can hear around me. Music quality is good, obviously not as good as normal in ear or over ear headphones. Pretty comfortable too. Plus, I could answer a phone call or have it read an unread text message to me and allow me to respond (pressing the "talk" button activates Siri on my iPhone). I can see this coming in handy every once in a while.

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Originally Posted by allen254
how is this low end agian? Fuji's 1.1 is their high end stuff.
This is a 2016 Fuji Altamira 1.1. It is C5 carbon and not the Altamira 1.1 of yesteryear.

Here are the specs:
Fuji Bikes | ROAD | COMPETITON SERIES | ALTAMIRA 1.1

After 1 ride, I am gonna have to sell the TCR. The TCR is a size too big for me anyway, but the Fuji is just plain amazing and when a bike is correctly sized it makes a huge difference.
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Originally Posted by helmet4000
This is a 2016 Fuji Altamira 1.1. It is C5 carbon and not the Altamira 1.1 of yesteryear.

Here are the specs:
Fuji Bikes | ROAD | COMPETITON SERIES | ALTAMIRA 1.1

After 1 ride, I am gonna have to sell the TCR. The TCR is a size too big for me anyway, but the Fuji is just plain amazing and when a bike is correctly sized it makes a huge difference.
holy crap i thought you were kidding about the 20 lbs hahaha But you could easily make the bikes weight 16 pounds
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Originally Posted by allen254
holy crap i thought you were kidding about the 20 lbs hahaha But you could easily make the bikes weight 16 pounds
So iam putting RS 81 wheelset on. Thinking of Carbon handlebars, stem, seatpost... What else? To get weight down?
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Originally Posted by helmet4000
So iam putting RS 81 wheelset on. Thinking of Carbon handlebars, stem, seatpost... What else? To get weight down?
that vera corsa wheels has to go, they are at least 2 to 3 lbs right there. than the seatpost,saddle,stem and handlebars, that's another 2 to 2.5 maybe 3 lbs lbs right there you can make it 15 pounds easily, 17lbs just by switching the wheels set and lighter tires tubes.
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Bushwhacker Durango Black Handlebar Bike Bag
About $21 on Ebay.Perfect size for what I want to carry on my rides.
Not waterproof.Need to look into buying some type of Water Repellent Spray.
Just used it once.But for the price and quality I'm really happy with this purchase.

Added:Really like the two separate compartments.
Reflective trim for visibility.
Also comes red.


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Old 03-14-16, 06:40 AM
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Thanks -- this was very helpful information!
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Silver anodized - while polished was appealing, the lower sheen matches the rest of my bike and will hold up better if I ever move back to someplace with road salt.



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...and this only after my last ride just felt wrong. Turns out my tires were about 10 pounds low -- even though the PSI range is supposed to be between 35 and 75, I like them at about fifty.
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Fit from 3D Bike Fit in San Francisco. Swapped a 42cm CInelli 66 on a 120mm -17 degree Cinelli 1A stem for 40cm compact bars with more flare on a +8 100mm stem and threadless adapter. Switched from my Sella Italia turbomatic to a flatter 143mm Toupe. Got orthotics.

My knee was acting up and it seemed prudent to straighten things out before my next long ride.

Some how I lost an inch of saddle height in the last few years and have gotten much less flexible over the last 20.


The black alloy bars and stem will have to go, where carbon and silver alloy on a threadless fork are the obvious path back to better aesthetics.

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Whohoo .... just bought a brand new Surly LHT for £699 (my dream bike) .... it's my size (50cm) and the colour I wanted (black) .... listed on ebay as new but shopsoiled (has a small scratch on the chainstay), and has never been ridden. A month too early for me, but contacted the seller (a LBS) and offered him a downpayment and the balance end of next month .... he has agreed

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Nice score on the Surly, being your dream bike and all. Hope the wait don't kill ya.
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Bought a trek 8.6 DS last month. 4 rides and didn't like the pressure on my hands with straight bar and decided not going to off road. So returned it and bought a Domane 4.3 disc.
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Spent close to $3,000 these last two weeks, and the last purchase was a 2015 Trek Madone 4 Series H2. I hope it'll be everything I want in a carbon bike.
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Originally Posted by Drew Eckhardt
Fit from 3D Bike Fit in San Francisco. Swapped a 42cm CInelli 66 on a 120mm -17 degree Cinelli 1A stem for 40cm compact bars with more flare on a +8 100mm stem and threadless adapter. Switched from my Sella Italia turbomatic to a flatter 143mm Toupe. Got orthotics.

My knee was acting up and it seemed prudent to straighten things out before my next long ride.

Some how I lost an inch of saddle height in the last few years and have gotten much less flexible over the last 20.


The black alloy bars and stem will have to go, where carbon and silver alloy on a threadless fork are the obvious path back to better aesthetics.
Wow....that's quite a difference! How is the new position working out after getting used to it? I just checked out the 3D Fit website and I wish they had something in my neck of the woods. I've lost a lot of weight, gotten much fitter and am looking to see what what changes to my setup I might need/be ready for.

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