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Old 10-21-16, 06:49 PM
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The plastic webbing that holds my helmet broke in two places, found this on clearance. $35
Chainreaction Cycles? I think that's what I paid for the exact same Bell Sweep.
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Originally Posted by KLiNCK

Tacx Brake Block Tuner
never seen that before. Does that help to set the brake pad toe-in easily?
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Jagwire makes a set of wedges for setting toe in.

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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Jagwire makes a set of wedges for setting toe in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l_wMHhL71U
simple o-rings work for me, YMMV.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
never seen that before. Does that help to set the brake pad toe-in easily?
This is a great tool for getting your brake pads "toed-in" and perfectly aligned very quickly.
Good for all types of rim brakes and works on wheels with up to 36 spokes and rims up to 40mm wide.
I use to use pennies as shims for toe-in and that worked "OK" but this also sets the horizontal alignment as well.
On sale for $15 from PBK. It's a good thing!
If you jump to 2:00 of this video you can see how easy it is to use.

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Originally Posted by KLiNCK
This is a great tool for getting your brake pads "toed-in" and perfectly aligned very quickly.
Good for all types of rim brakes and works on wheels with up to 36 spokes and rims up to 40mm wide.
I use to use pennies as shims for toe-in and that worked "OK" but this also sets the horizontal alignment as well.
On sale for $15 from PBK. It's a good thing!
If you jump to 2:00 of this video you can see how it is used:
cool tool, but o-rings accomplish the same thing.
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Old 10-21-16, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
cool tool, but o-rings accomplish the same thing.
Yes, o-rings or any type of shim will help set toe-in, just not as quickly or precisely (or greatly assist in horizontal alignment). YRMV.
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I bought a Castelli Gabba 2 a month ago and I loved it. I thought of getting a new winter jacket as well:


ELEMENTO 2 7X(AIR) JACKET

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These two Dahons:





i intend to use the Vybe D7 to chase and circle around my wife as she rides her trike. Other than that, I normally use it as if it were a single-speed in top gear.

The Speed8 quickly became my favorite bike, to the point where I almost stopped riding my full-size Treks altogether! This thing is incredibly fast for a 20-incher, extremely maneuverable, albeit sometimes annoyingly hard-riding given its short spokes and high-pressure Schwalbe Marathon Supremes.

A road helmet to replace an identical one that broke my fall in July (long-ish, stupid-ish story that I'm still uncomfortable talking about):



And a couple of 20x1-3/8 tires and tubes that aren't too dried out to be useful and easily mountable on the Feida's rims:



Actually, I was lucky enough to find a couple of 22x1-3/8 tubes that had Schrader valves, which are far easier to install than the hard-to-source-locally 20x1-3/8s with their Woods valves (which don't allow pressure readings!)

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Bike Hand tool kit:



I wanted to get something better than this, but this was the only tool kit that Amazon would ship over to Saudi Arabia, along with this Bike Hand repair stand:



Then there were a few odds and ends, such as tubes, patches, cheap hub axles for the Feida and the Phoenix... etc.
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My kid and I have both bought into modern lugged steel framesets. Quite different frames, but we will be build them up pretty similar, yet looking very different when finished.
Collecting mostly Campy parts for each, with near matching drivetrain & wheels...
My frame is a Tipo Corsa (I've wanted a celeste bike forever) & his is a Gran Criterium (in red). Should be a very fun buildup with my 23 yr old son.

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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration
My kid and I have both bought into modern lugged steel framesets. Quite different frames, but we will be build them up pretty similar, yet looking very different when finished.
Collecting mostly Campy parts for each, with near matching drivetrain & wheels...
My frame is a Tipo Corsa (I've wanted a celeste bike forever) & his is a Gran Criterium (in red). Should be a very fun buildup with my 23 yr old son.

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got a quad lock stem mount for my iPhone 4s at a lbs for a big discount since it was for an old phone, another joy of owning an old phone.

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Zipp 30 Course rim brake wheel set and Vittorrio Corsa graphene 25 mm tires. The 21/25 mm rim expands the tires to 28 mm. About $800 total. Smooth and fast.
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For My [C&V] Road Bike?, Hooks to hang it upside down from the overhead, in the house..
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Old 10-23-16, 06:45 PM
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Retul-style Trek Precision Fitting for my new Domane SLR




Final position, Right


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Old 10-25-16, 09:21 PM
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Some winter clothing, a Jersey and two pair of tights
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Old 10-27-16, 09:25 AM
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For my Synapse (Specialized Power Expert Saddle).


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Some winter clothing, a Jersey and two pair of tights
I have the same Jersey and love it.
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New CX/mtn bike shoes, LG long finger gloves and some longer socks for winter

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For my Synapse. My second spurcycle bell. I tried the RockBros copycat route. It was cheap but there's just no comparison.

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Originally Posted by SkepticalOne
Retul-style Trek Precision Fitting for my new Domane SLR




Final position, Right


Final position, Left
I'm curious how they got your weight balanced better on your saddle. I would assume they adjusted several things in your fit. Do you know if it was simply a matter of lowering your seatpost? was your saddle turned a bit to one side prior to fit? Is one leg slightly longer than the other that was causing one side of your pelvis to not sit as level?
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Originally Posted by ARPRINCE
For my Synapse (Specialized Power Expert Saddle).

[IMG]https://s6.postimg.org/e16b1mahd/IMG_5712.jpg[IMG]
Mind = blown. Just came in here to post this!

I just bought the same saddle. Hands down the ugliest saddle I have ever seen on a bike, but it works. Great saddle. Nice purchase
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