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Old 07-10-17, 06:21 PM
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Not a bad buy for 47 bucks.
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Old 07-10-17, 07:37 PM
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These pedals

These shoes

and this bottle
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Old 07-11-17, 02:41 AM
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Today's purchase... (07/10/2017) Bike Gallery Lake Oswego, Or ... under 3
2016 Trek Remedy 9 27.5
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Old 07-11-17, 06:52 AM
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Bell Draft helmet. Not bad for $39.99! Helmets are one place where cheap is good enough for me.

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wheels and cassette

Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Wheelset

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Shimano Ultegra 6700 10-speed cassette (11-28)

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One of these "cooler caps". Didn't notice a difference in how cool my head was, but it did seem to help with sweat on the brow. (A bit hard to tell because conditions were a bit drier when I used it).


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[QUOTE=drewguy;19713366]One of these "cooler caps". Didn't notice a difference in how cool my head was, but it did seem to help with sweat on the brow. (A bit hard to tell because conditions were a bit drier when I used it).

I got the Halo version. They help keep the sweat from pouring into my eyes, and because my hair is ummm challenged, it keeps my scalp from burning
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Old 07-14-17, 09:43 PM
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From this thread, this. Although I'll probably won't use it until this Fall when it's dark out while biking and running... Bought it now because of the 40% discount.



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Old 07-15-17, 01:47 AM
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Today's purchase... (07/10/2017) Bike Gallery Lake Oswego, Or ... under 3
2016 Trek Remedy 9 27.5
Nice bike and BIKE shop.

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Old 07-15-17, 10:44 AM
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Got my custom Bont VayporS in yesterday! OMG.....OMG....These are absolutely stunning!

Gamma Blue upper left and right
Gamma Blue stitching
Black tongue, bleck stripes and black back heel

couple shots I took of them


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Old 07-15-17, 01:15 PM
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Got my custom Bont VayporS in yesterday! OMG.....OMG....These are absolutely stunning!

Gamma Blue upper left and right
Gamma Blue stitching
Black tongue, bleck stripes and black back heel

couple shots I took of them


Are they comfy?

Did you go somewhere to get measured or did they send a fitting kit?
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Old 07-15-17, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by f4rrest
Are they comfy?

Did you go somewhere to get measured or did they send a fitting kit?
Yes comfy. I measured myself. I've had 6 pair of Bonts. Ow so I know what size to get now. Heat molded them the night I got them and they feel great.
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Old 07-15-17, 05:28 PM
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Don't know exactly where to put this but I bought the Osymetric Rings and 3T stem and just attached them - mostly.

Mostly After:


Before:


So far only attached the 52T Osymetric and what I can say from a few minutes pedaling is that it's "weird" - but not in bad way, I'd say an interesting way.
On every pedal stroke it makes you fly through the 4pm-9pm. You spend very little time there and that's a weird sensation. Your foot just tumbles over and wants to get back to the power phase again. Weird.

I'm still a very long way away from any on road testing so sorry if this is all I can say about them so far. This thing is cumbersome set up.
Need to readjust the FD, file a little bit of the crank arm for the smaller ring Osymetric ring to fit, realign the RD etc.
I just set up the big ring on the 11 cassette to finally see what it felt like that's that what I can say so far.
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Old 07-15-17, 07:14 PM
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Old 07-16-17, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by SevenTwentyNine
Don't know exactly where to put this but I bought the Osymetric Rings and 3T stem and just attached them - mostly.

Mostly After:
Holy balls - are they really *that* oblong or is there some wide-angle lens distortion going on?
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Old 07-16-17, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Holy balls - are they really *that* oblong or is there some wide-angle lens distortion going on?
They are really that oblong. I tried them for a few thousand miles, and loved them. The problem I had was with the creaking. No matter what I tried, they would creak under hard efforts.
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Old 07-16-17, 08:05 AM
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Old 07-16-17, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Holy balls - are they really *that* oblong or is there some wide-angle lens distortion going on?
Indeed they really are that oblong.
Here is a photo of the smaller 38T Osymetric ring compated to the 39T Ultegra. The inner ring appears to be even more dramatic.



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They are really that oblong. I tried them for a few thousand miles, and loved them. The problem I had was with the creaking. No matter what I tried, they would creak under hard efforts.
Hey you're the perfect person to talk to then because I've got a few questions.
Q1. How was the installation process, I'm doing all myself - did you have a mechanic do it and if so how long/what did they about the cumbersomeness of it?

Q2. How was shifting, based on the few minutes I've pedaled it appears that appears that you'd wanna time shifts when the pedal stroke is at the 1pm or 7pm position just as the ring is about to reach it's highest point?

Q3. Did you ever experience dropped chains and if so what were the reasons?

Thanks Noodle!
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Old 07-17-17, 04:11 AM
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MTB supplies

Bought some giro Dnd gloves before ride from local bike shop. I just ordered dry life for MTB and new grips for MTB as well
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This steerer cutting guide is really well made IMHO ($18.98 Shipped).



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Old 07-17-17, 04:34 PM
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Schwalbe One V-Guards, 700x23, from Jenson. Only $15/ea, presumably because the 2014 is being blown out as a new version is coming in. Just put 'em on Sunday night, rode 'em Monday.

Wow.

Who knew tires could make that much difference? Okay, I guess everybody but me.

I didn't realize how sluggish the Vittoria Zaffiros felt until I tried the Schwalbe Ones Monday. I wasn't even pushing too hard since it was really hot out. But I set several new PRs on some familiar Strava segments. Not fast by seriously fast standards, but definitely fast for me.

I know it felt like I was fighting the Zaffiros to keep rolling, like they had no momentum. And I hadn't been able to improve my times over the past six weeks riding the Zaffiros. But one 36 mile ride on the Schwalbes confirmed it wasn't just a perception. The Schwalbe Ones felt almost effortless to keep rolling.

So *that's* how a 3-5 watt boost feels. Interesting.
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Old 07-17-17, 05:16 PM
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Spandex.

I got some athletic leggings in the hopes that I won't overheat as bad as I do when I'm wearing jeans.
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Old 07-17-17, 06:48 PM
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Gonna go custom shoes, Gotta do a custom combo with the Jawbreakers!

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