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cyclebycle13 03-07-16 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by Jofu (Post 18589616)
Looks like carbon fiber bottle cages :)

Geoff

Winner! Used them today. They work well. Now I have to get used to just pulling the water bottle out when I want to drink instead of breaking the arundel death grip. I'm interested to see what happens when the weather improves and the mileage goes up. I've had ultralight cages before and they lose their ability to secure bottles after awhile. This design is different so we'll see.

pinoy92231 03-07-16 10:34 PM

Trainer Road subscription

Bike75 03-07-16 10:49 PM

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Brooks Swift Titanium

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=508325

deepakvrao 03-08-16 02:21 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 18590577)
still waiting for Ribble to ship this order.

I'll never order from them again.

Heck, I just saw that you had ordered on 25th last month? Ribble has never given me trouble before.

Defyme 03-08-16 05:56 AM

Fizik R3B Cycle Shoes in black and Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL pedals. Both are scheduled to arrive today. I have an appointment with my LBS tonight to set up my new shoes to bike. Hope to get out this week and enjoy the warm weather rolling in starting today.

Sprecher919 03-08-16 07:33 AM

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Pulled the trigger on this pricey bit of kit. Pearl Izumi P.R.O. shorts. They are quite nice.

ptempel 03-08-16 07:46 AM

^ Why not get bib shorts? My bibs are getting a bit worn so would like to replace them soon. Along the clothing theme, I got a new pair of Perl Izumi knee warmers:

https://www.rei.com/media/product/837216

from REI over the weekend. The old Santini ones they replace were getting ratty and the band was half way off on one.

Sprecher919 03-08-16 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by ptempel (Post 18592484)
^ Why not get bib shorts? My bibs are getting a bit worn so would like to replace them soon. Along the clothing theme, I got a new pair of Perl Izumi knee warmers:

https://www.rei.com/media/product/837216

from REI over the weekend. The old Santini ones they replace were getting ratty and the band was half way off on one.

Not a fan of bib shorts (I do however own a pair of Pearl Izumi Select bibs). I am contemplating those knee warmers though :)

GlennR 03-08-16 08:34 AM

Look Blade 2 Ti pedals.

http://www.all3sports.com/media/cata...de-2-ti-16.jpg

deepakvrao 03-08-16 09:04 AM

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New bikes after quite a few [2] years. Echo for me, Elle for my wife. Pretty excited.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=508366http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=508367

hollywoodeskimo 03-08-16 09:20 AM

OK. This will probably appall some folks sensibilities. My most recent purchase was a seat post. Nothing fancy cuz I'm not a fancy kind of guy. I ride an old Schwinn middleweight, rusted chrome and all. Anyway, I needed the new seat post cuz my fat butt bent the old post. I didn't seem to have any problem as long as I was just riding on roads. But once I started riding on trails, the post started to give out. Now here's the really appalling part. The only seat post I could find that would fit was just like the old seat post. Well, that was just going to bend again when I would get out in the woods. So, I took a piece of rebar and jammed it into that seat post. That's right. I just cavalierly added about 14 inches of solid steel weight to my bike. That's got to be enough to make some folks faint. But it works and if it slows me down a little bit or makes me work a little harder, I don't really give a damn. :thumb:

k_kibbler 03-08-16 09:21 AM

http://i.imgur.com/hahwyNR.jpg?1

Jakedatc 03-08-16 07:58 PM

I'll add my PI Pro purchase to the group... soft shell gloves on late season clearance :) and of course it was 60F today

http://content.competitivecyclist.co...PLZ003M/BK.jpg

GuyDebord 03-08-16 09:30 PM

Selle SMP Dynamic! Magnificent, I don't know why I waited so long...
http://i.imgur.com/rPmIiwv.jpg

FeltF2Tarmac 03-09-16 01:28 AM

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One of these

VCSL2015 03-09-16 02:14 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=508520

Giro Atmos II helmet (cough) upgrade from my Giro '95er and a pair of VeloChampion Warp cycling glasses. Glasses were 20. and well spent. I was nervous buying glasses online but yeah got to say perfect fit = one happy person.

VCSL2015 03-09-16 02:56 AM


Originally Posted by Machka (Post 17763351)
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. :)

Precisely why i want a bike computer. Round numbers are the bomb.

VCSL2015 03-09-16 03:22 AM

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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 (Post 17825429)
Thanks for pointing out the obvious.

Not everyone is walking around with cable cutters. If someone is planning on stealing a bike not many locks will stop them. Just like if a car thief wants your car, its alarm system won't save it.

It's to stop the person who sees an unlocked bike and on an impulse takes it.

Its just so I can walk into a deli to get something quick while on a ride.

Odd that you sat they stopped making it because its still on their website:
ABUS Special Lock Combiflex Pro 202 (52920)

And many vendors are still selling them.


This is how much i love my bike. It weighs 5kilo but i think of it like ankle weights ;)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=508526

TimothyH 03-09-16 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by hollywoodeskimo (Post 18592699)
OK. This will probably appall some folks sensibilities. My most recent purchase was a seat post. Nothing fancy cuz I'm not a fancy kind of guy. I ride an old Schwinn middleweight, rusted chrome and all. Anyway, I needed the new seat post cuz my fat butt bent the old post. I didn't seem to have any problem as long as I was just riding on roads. But once I started riding on trails, the post started to give out. Now here's the really appalling part. The only seat post I could find that would fit was just like the old seat post. Well, that was just going to bend again when I would get out in the woods. So, I took a piece of rebar and jammed it into that seat post. That's right. I just cavalierly added about 14 inches of solid steel weight to my bike. That's got to be enough to make some folks faint. But it works and if it slows me down a little bit or makes me work a little harder, I don't really give a damn. :thumb:

Weight isn't a concern. Safety is.

Jury rigging a seatpost with rebar can't be safe.

ptempel 03-09-16 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by Jakedatc (Post 18594530)
I'll add my PI Pro purchase to the group... soft shell gloves on late season clearance :) and of course it was 60F today

http://content.competitivecyclist.co...PLZ003M/BK.jpg

Nice. :thumb: I recently got the similar ones for colder weather.

hls811 03-09-16 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by VCSL2015 (Post 18589682)
Green helmet?

Green.. and black. http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=508654

hollywoodeskimo 03-09-16 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by TimothyH (Post 18595479)
Weight isn't a concern. Safety is.

Jury rigging a seatpost with rebar can't be safe.

I agree with you about safety. I thought about the safety issue before installing the seat post and couldn't come up with a scenario where it would be unsafe. Perhaps there is a remote possibility of impaling myself on the post. But that would only be likely to happen if the seat came off the bike or collapsed in such a was that the post would go through the bottom of the seat. However, in that case, I would be just as likely to get impaled by this type of seat post even without the rebar. I am open to the ideas of others because I'm seldom the brightest bulb in the room.:cheers:

TimothyH 03-09-16 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by hollywoodeskimo (Post 18596963)
I agree with you about safety. I thought about the safety issue before installing the seat post and couldn't come up with a scenario where it would be unsafe. Perhaps there is a remote possibility of impaling myself on the post. But that would only be likely to happen if the seat came off the bike or collapsed in such a was that the post would go through the bottom of the seat. However, in that case, I would be just as likely to get impaled by this type of seat post even without the rebar. I am open to the ideas of others because I'm seldom the brightest bulb in the room.:cheers:

You are a humble man. There was a guy a while back, all over the interwebz, who had a seatpost break, cut a femoral artery and bled to death right there on the side of the road. Chance of it happening are small but the idea doesn't appeal to me. I'm glad you thought it through. A guy near me drilled through his seatpost to attach a homemade trailer. Yikes!

And now for something completely different.... Just bought a L&M Urban 800 Fast Change.

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.imdserve.co...uoi-700-80.jpg

zowie 03-09-16 08:11 PM

Duct tape. Black. Ace Hardware brand.

hollywoodeskimo 03-10-16 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by TimothyH (Post 18597280)
You are a humble man. There was a guy a while back, all over the interwebz, who had a seatpost break, cut a femoral artery and bled to death right there on the side of the road. Chance of it happening are small but the idea doesn't appeal to me. I'm glad you thought it through. A guy near me drilled through his seatpost to attach a homemade trailer. Yikes!

And now for something completely different.... Just bought a L&M Urban 800 Fast Change.

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.imdserve.co...uoi-700-80.jpg

Oh, that cut femoral is a horrible thing to have happened. But I think my seat post is less likely to break since it is now reinforced. I'm not arguing. There's no way for either of us to know if my homemade reinforcement is the right thing for sure. I made my decision and I think it's the right one for my situation. But thanks for the input. I do take your thoughts seriously. I certainly would have been happier to have been able to find a seat post that would fit my bike and was designed to carry the heavier load. But I couldn't find one.

BTW, nice light. Probably the brightest in the room. :)


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