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noodle soup 08-12-16 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by woodcraft (Post 18977865)
Like this?

I guess Thomson stems suck no matter which model.

SydneyFife 08-12-16 07:20 AM

http://i.imgur.com/JFDp8n4.jpg

Some stealth black MTB shoes


http://i.imgur.com/JQZSX0P.jpg

New Selle Italia SLR max flow saddle to help my southern region/hang on to my fertility

TimothyH 08-12-16 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by woodcraft (Post 18977865)

What model is that?

It doesn't look like what I just purchased. Is it an older model?

The X2 installation instructions say to leave 3mm of steerer protruding through the top. The picture above looks like the top might have squeezed down on the open end of the steerer tube a bit and hence the crack. I wonder if the instructions that came with the cracked stem have this same requirement.

noodle soup 08-12-16 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by TimothyH (Post 18980086)
What model is that?

It doesn't look like what I just purchased. Is it an older model?

The X2 installation instructions say to leave 3mm of steerer protruding through the top. The picture above looks like the top might have squeezed down on the open end of the steerer tube a bit and hence the crack. I wonder if the instructions that came with the cracked stem have this same requirement.

That is a Thomson Elite stem.

Ftr, my stems both cracked on the other side of the steerer tube, and they were installed as specified by Thomson.

woodcraft 08-12-16 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by TimothyH (Post 18980086)
What model is that?

It doesn't look like what I just purchased. Is it an older model?

The X2 installation instructions say to leave 3mm of steerer protruding through the top. The picture above looks like the top might have squeezed down on the open end of the steerer tube a bit and hence the crack. I wonder if the instructions that came with the cracked stem have this same requirement.


It's from the mountain bike.

The problem was not the installation, but the repeated crashes.

TimothyH 08-12-16 10:09 AM

Thanks. Just wondering, that's all.

noodle soup 08-12-16 10:43 AM

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...psz7uu63r8.jpg

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...pswxoz1bya.jpg

rjones28 08-12-16 08:10 PM

New pedals for the CX bike.

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/images/pr...5369404165bdd6

f4rrest 08-12-16 08:21 PM

Has anyone noticed this thread has 2 phantom pages at the end that cannot be seen?

adamhenry 08-12-16 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 18981600)
Has anyone noticed this thread has 2 phantom pages at the end that cannot be seen?

And clicking "Go to first new post" doesn't work? Several threads that act the same way around here.

thin_concrete 08-13-16 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 18981600)
Has anyone noticed this thread has 2 phantom pages at the end that cannot be seen?

It's happening in a lot of long threads. It seems to have started after they "upgraded" their software.

Jakedatc 08-13-16 11:15 AM

Rubino Pro slick tires on sale for cheap at PBK... not sure how i feel about white but there is a lot of white on my frame so hopefully it looks ok.
also some High5 drink tablets.. kinda like Nuun

Jadesfire 08-13-16 03:56 PM

Shimano SH-M089 SPD compatible shoes. These are my first honest-to-goodness cycling shoes and I don't know if it is just the excitement of a new bit of gear, but I had a great ride today...
up until the NDS crank arm came off as I was going uphill. But still, I can also attest to these shoes' walkability off the bike :p.

Da Reef 08-14-16 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 18975140)
How do you like them?

I need a longer stem and narrower bars for the Evo and was considering these.

I have the bars and am extremely happy. The tops are far more comfortable to ride on than I expected. The round area where the stem mounts expands just far enough to mount accessories.

I went with the sprint stem.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c...6-n/image.jpeg

rob214 08-19-16 05:44 PM

because i'm new to riding road bikes, i'm buying stuff to get going and today i got a saddle bag for tube, patches, keys, etc. i also got a mini pump and 2 water bottles. today in the mail i got a pair of gloves and bib shorts. tried them on and feel like an wwf guy, still need to lose a few more pounds.
rob

noodle soup 08-19-16 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by f4rrest (Post 18975140)
How do you like them?

I need a longer stem and narrower bars for the Evo and was considering these.

if you need a longer stem already, you'll want an even longer stem after switching to these bars. They are very short reach.

sjanzeir 08-19-16 06:37 PM

One of the guys at the local dealer knew that what I really wanted was a Verve 3 when I got my 2 a few months ago. So last week a few 3's somehow found their way into their inventory, so he texted me as soon as he got a matte black 15-incher into the shop, so I asked him to set it aside for me to pick it up the next day. Jackass coworker of his who didn't bother to ask sold it off to another customer; I got pissed; ended up picking up another 15" in glossy black-blue from the branch nearer to my home.

Different gearing (11-32 as opposed to the Verve 2's 14-34); different saddle, and slightly different handlebars mean I'm still making adjustments - and adjusting myself - to get as comfortable as I was on the 2, which I have up for sale along with the Shift 2 - albeit with some reluctance.

ltxi 08-19-16 06:53 PM

A 12-25 cassette to replace the 11-28 that I got to replace the 11-32 that came with my bike.

Jean3n16 08-19-16 07:05 PM

Bought 3 pair of padded shorts today off craigslist and then monday im getting a pair of gloves! :love:

noodle soup 08-19-16 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by ltxi (Post 18997466)
A 12-25 cassette to replace the 11-28 that I got to replace the 11-32 that came with my bike.

50-34 crankset?

I love a 12-25 cassette with a compact crankset. Climbing gears if you need them, and a close spaced cassette with a 50t big ring.

longbeachgary 08-19-16 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by ltxi (Post 18997466)
A 12-25 cassette to replace the 11-28 that I got to replace the 11-32 that came with my bike.


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 18997603)
50-34 crankset?

I love a 12-25 cassette with a compact crankset. Climbing gears if you need them, and a close spaced cassette with a 50t big ring.

Love the 12-25 also. It's almost a straight block.

Bought a couple of sets of Dura Ace shifters for the Sallanches64. Had one installed and can't wait to try it. The other bike is in the shop waiting it's turn.

sevenmag 08-20-16 07:28 AM

A Hodgson frame pump. I bought this tiny thing so it would be inconspicuous. It's so small it fits in my seat bag. I took a chance on it because it was inexpensive and honestly didn't really think it would do the job. But I will fill a 25c to more than adequate riding pressure pretty quickly so it will at least get me home.

https://www.amazon.com/HODGSON-Alumi.../dp/B01FQXQ0R2

TimothyH 08-20-16 03:53 PM

Speedplay Zero stainless for $60 from a friend...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xsmzamf4d6...edals.jpg?dl=1

kbarch 08-20-16 05:13 PM

Derailleur cable. Wouldn't drop to smaller cogs, and it turns out there were only two strands of wire still intact under the hood.
Before that, some half-price Vittoria Paves (they sure oughta be discounted - being discontinued and all). Nice thing about bicycle tires is that they're sure to wear out before they get too old. When I moved to the suburbs, I bought a used car, and at first glance, the tires looked virtually new. Sure enough, they only had a few hundred miles on them, but they were seven years old! Take a close look and you could see the cracking....

ltxi 08-20-16 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by longbeachgary (Post 18997622)
Love the 12-25 also. It's almost a straight block.

Bought a couple of sets of Dura Ace shifters for the Sallanches64. Had one installed and can't wait to try it. The other bike is in the shop waiting it's turn.


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 18997603)
50-34 crankset?

I love a 12-25 cassette with a compact crankset. Climbing gears if you need them, and a close spaced cassette with a 50t big ring.

Yeah, a 50-34 compact. Got a BMC GF02 this April and it came with the 11-32 cassette. Pretty gear spacing clunky. Swapped that out for the 11-28...imo what should come standard on this bike. It's way better but I don't normally/daily need the 11 nor the 28 so thought I'd try the closer to full block 12-25. Bolting it on tomorrow and I'll see how it goes. I may consider combining the 11-28 and 12-25 into a 12-28. Do have a few decent hills around here.


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