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SpeshulEd 06-10-16 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 18833766)
Snap!

Ed got served.

Was there ice cream involved?

Seriously. I didn't get served, I'm not even arguing with the guy.

Dunbar 06-12-16 04:27 PM

New e-bike, a 28mph Juiced Bikes Cross Current. You should ride an ebike if you've never tried one before. They are a blast.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E...2016-06-12.jpg

noodle soup 06-12-16 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 18836259)

Seriously. I didn't get served, I'm not even arguing with the guy.

True. You are the voice of reason, and he's just getting all defensive.

f4rrest 06-12-16 07:54 PM

Fresh pavement in the neighborhood.

Since I pay property taxes, I count it as a cycling-related purchase.

http://i.imgur.com/qxNZFtKl.jpg

Love the smell of fresh asphalt!

ohheyitzjon 06-12-16 08:03 PM

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...ads/image.jpeg

BTSyndrome 06-12-16 08:08 PM

I got a Stages power meter and a 520 to go with it.
Time to take this whole cycling thing serious.:thumb:

Silvercivic27 06-12-16 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 18840649)
Fresh pavement in the neighborhood.

Since I pay property taxes, I count it as a cycling-related purchase.

http://i.imgur.com/qxNZFtKl.jpg

Love the smell of fresh asphalt!

have fun cleaning the little tar spots off your frame! :)

Silvercivic27 06-12-16 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by ohheyitzjon (Post 18840675)

Congrats!! But...I'm going to just use my Kickr snap until the Cycleops Hammer comes out!

beermode 06-12-16 09:00 PM

SRAM 11-28 10spd cassette. Should have done this earlier, it's all hills where I live.

rekmeyata 06-13-16 06:47 AM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 18840649)
Fresh pavement in the neighborhood.

Since I pay property taxes, I count it as a cycling-related purchase.

http://i.imgur.com/qxNZFtKl.jpg

Love the smell of fresh asphalt!

LOL! It's funny how peoples smellers are so vastly different, I can't stand the smell of fresh asphalt...and if I'm around it too long it will actually give me a headache! But I do like the looks of a fresh asphalt road.

rumrunn6 06-13-16 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 18840649)
Fresh pavement in the neighborhood.Since I pay property taxes, I count it as a cycling-related purchase!

brilliant!

silversx80 06-13-16 07:10 PM

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A pair of these from Jenson USA for a really great price. Giro Factor HV ACC. Last in my size, and I couldn't pass it up.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=527230

birru 06-14-16 12:03 PM

I put a rack on my Raleigh Cadent to make the bike more of a working dog. I also ordered an Arkel Messenger Briefcase since it was on sale for $99. Unfortunately it was erroneously listed as in stock when it wasn't. Fortunately, Arkel seems to be a pretty great company so they offered me the newer Briefcase Urban Unit for the same price.

So instead of this:
http://cdn.modernbike.com/Product_Im...ge_IT57889.jpg

I'm getting this:
http://www.arkel-od.com/media/catalo...-black-b-3.jpg

JakiChan 06-15-16 12:13 AM


Originally Posted by ohheyitzjon (Post 18840675)

You're allowed to have yours indoors? Lucky.

I ordered one today. I'm gonna get all Zwifty. But I have good wifi in the garage. I also ordered the bits to go from Ultegra 6700 to 6800.

SpeshulEd 06-15-16 03:43 PM

FYI on the zwift/ant+ connection, you might need a usb extension cable so you can get the ant+ stick back by the trainer. Mine is very finicky at keeping contact with the trainer unless it's back by it, but it can pick up my HRM from across the house. Go figure.

birru 06-15-16 06:48 PM

This just arrived today to replace the rebadged FSA crankset on the Pinarello. I'm still waiting for the replacement BB and crank puller.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...962%20copy.jpg

wphamilton 06-15-16 07:17 PM

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This Kalloy seatpost which isn't objectively very exciting but it replaces the final piece left on my Nashbar bike that was scavenged off an old Huffy or something.

Here it is installed http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=527542

Quiglesnbits 06-16-16 09:05 AM

A new rear derailleur cable housing for my wife's bike that I pinched in the trainer QR skewer...

woodcraft 06-17-16 10:06 AM

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FSA stem.

10mm longer, 30g lighter.


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=527730

sjanzeir 06-17-16 11:22 AM

My wife is 147cm (about 4'9") and weighs 57kg (about 126lb.) She's also special needs. With exercise being a big part of her long-term therapy, she got the riding bug recently, especially now that her condition has improved considerably. But she hasn't ridden in decades, so she asked me to buy her a pair of trainers for her recently acquired Trek Jet 20...

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps4uo9cozz.jpg

... which obviously wasn't ideal, given that those wheels are designed to take no more than the weight of an average preteen-early teen kid (to be fair, the guys at the local Trek shop actually warned me that those might not be able to handle the weight.) The weak point is the tiny portion between the axle nut and the top rivet holding that secures the diagonal reinforcing bar to the L-shaped rail. I'm contemplating a number of other solutions, including finding a sturdier pair of trainers, having a pair fabricated locally with sturdier wheels and materials, getting a tricycle conversion kit, or just replacing her bike with a trike.

rumrunn6 06-17-16 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by sjanzeir (Post 18852559)
or just replacing her bike with a trike.

trike idea sounds outstanding 1) you get to shop for a bike! 2) it may be where you would wind up even after some fabrication trial & error aka expense & frustration re-inventing the wheel so-to-speak

sjanzeir 06-17-16 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 18852580)
trike idea sounds outstanding 1) you get to shop for a bike! 2) it may be where you would wind up even after some fabrication trial & error aka expense & frustration re-inventing the wheel so-to-speak

Yeah, I'm leaning that way also, especially that a trike is her favorite idea, too. Problem is, the only ones I could find locally are cheap, low quality Chinese specimens, while shopping online is akin to flying blind, no matter how big and plentiful the pictures might be. So I'm still thinking this through.

That said, I have found a few interesting trainer solutions online that appear to be much more sturdy, elegant, and professionally done...

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3-DPbIYnwec/maxresdefault.jpg

http://www.bicycle-riding.com/wp-con...ing-wheels.jpg

http://images7.solidcommerce.com/sc7...SM-903RW_1.jpg

http://evobicycle.com/wp-content/upl.../690038-01.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg

... all of which have the advantage of being completely and instantly reversible, if/when she becomes more adept at balancing herself on the bike on her own.

rumrunn6 06-17-16 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by sjanzeir (Post 18852648)
found a few interesting trainer solutions online that appear to be much more sturdy, elegant, and professionally done...

wow! yeah!

TimothyH 06-17-16 02:49 PM

https://www.sabrered.com/sites/defau...3-GEL-H-US.jpg

Bumnah 06-17-16 03:53 PM

http://images.xtremebikeandsport.com...c0180f6983.jpg


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