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Old 09-23-17, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by sjanzeir
A not-so-cheap power bank to power my Polaroid Cube. Although it can take an SD card of up to 32Gb, this little thing can barely last a full hour and record a couple of Gbs at 1080p on its own battery, if that.

Reminds me of this;

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Old 09-23-17, 05:38 AM
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Hmmmmm gonna have to do something about those braids, though...
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Just bought a stubby chubby chode stem to see if that helps my lower back and neck. If this doesn't do the trick the bike is a outta here.

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Old 09-23-17, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
Just bought a stubby chubby chode stem to see if that helps my lower back and neck. If this doesn't do the trick the bike is a outta here.

Flip it.

I just ordered a new cyclocross tyre, because when I ordered a pair wiggle sent me one and a gatorskin. Boxes look identical until you bother to have a proper look.
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Old 09-23-17, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rgr555


$3 gatorade at central park fml

but this week got all of these:

diverge elite dsw

specialized stix comp - headlight + tail

echelon ii

Crane Bells E-Ne Bell (made in japan)

cycway phone mount

zee cage ii + swat tool


thinking I need a real headlight for late night riding along river + park....to be continued (expensive new hobby)
Wow, spendy. Good job!
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Old 09-23-17, 07:15 PM
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Picked up a lezyne L Caddy. I don't like riding with my phone in a jersey pocket for some reason. After my phone screen lost yet again to the multitool in a battle of the bumps, I decided it was time to get a saddle bag that separates the phone from everything else.
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Old 09-23-17, 10:32 PM
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A couple of new Camelbak Podium water bottles...woohoo!

One is a replacement for an oopsie last week. I was trying to hold one in my mouth while screwing around at the back of a paceline, and now it is in Iowa forever.
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Old 09-24-17, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by 02Giant
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Old 09-25-17, 01:06 PM
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Vuelta SE Plus 130/39 chain ring to replace the stock 42. Need some help climbing with the 13-24 and 13-25 freewheels I have for the Centurion.

Only $7 from Amazon warehouse sale, since the "packaging" supposedly had slight wear. It's just a plastic bag with a cardboard foldover stapled for hanging on a display rack. The cardboard might be slightly scuffed. Good way to save a few bucks over the $20-$25 MSRP.

Already added the new 13-25 SunRace freewheel this weekend -- no pix. It shifts more smoothly than the original Suntour, and I prefer the gear spacing on the SunRace -- although I can barely feel any difference between the 24 and 25 cogs. Maybe the new 39T chain ring will help.
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Old 09-28-17, 01:46 AM
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Just bought a 44t chainring to replace a 42t middle chainring that has a few sharkfinned teeth. Not all of the teeth look worn. Maybe 5 of them. The rest look like they're in decent shape.

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Old 09-28-17, 07:00 AM
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Topeak Race Rocket HP in silver. Wasn't really a planned purchase... curse my impulse-buying habits, lol.


https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...-racerocket-hp
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Old 09-28-17, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by atwl77
Topeak Race Rocket HP in silver. Wasn't really a planned purchase... curse my impulse-buying habits, lol.


https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...-racerocket-hp
I have the RR (not HP) in blue. Very nice. I used it twice on 1 year I have had it. It broke down a week or so ago. Stopped working for whatever reason. Good thing I always carry a C02 as well.

I reached out to Topeak and they sent me a replacement. Scheduled to be delivered today.
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Old 09-28-17, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ARPRINCE
I have the RR (not HP) in blue. Very nice. I used it twice on 1 year I have had it. It broke down a week or so ago. Stopped working for whatever reason. Good thing I always carry a C02 as well.

I reached out to Topeak and they sent me a replacement. Scheduled to be delivered today.
Yeah, a random pump breakdown would be really bad. Nearly got into such a situation myself a couple of months ago when my cheap (but handy dual-action) hand pump somehow failed to seal well and was leaking air back out as I pumped. Had to make sure I was pushing more air in than air was leaking out in order to slowly limp back home at around 50~60psi.


Nowadays my main pump is a large-ish Airbone ZT-510 mounted on the frame so I can get back up to higher PSI without pumping like mad, and for long distance riding I also keep a small portable backup with me in my jersey. I actually have a TEC minipump for that purpose, so this Topeak is an impulse buy.
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Old 09-29-17, 08:24 PM
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Get up the hill old man

Wanted to get an extra gear or two on my CAADX. It worked wonders for my road bike and so...why not for the gravel bike too?

Shimano Ultegra 6800 Rear Derailleur - 11 Speed / Medium Cage GS
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Shimano Ultegra 6800 Cassette - 11-32 / 11 Speed
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Merlin had an extra 20% off select 6800 components
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Old 09-30-17, 11:20 AM
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for autumn into winter-season riding:
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Ordered one of these for my sister.

https://www.performancebike.com/weba...400310__400310

I'm almost entirely a Craigslist bike shopper, but you can get a lot of bike for $350 these days.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
for autumn into winter-season riding:

What am I looking at here?

What are those two big levers? Do they move and if so then which way? Do they rotate around an axis or lift up like a latch?

I'm trying to decide if these are sublimely simple or Mavic's tribute to Rube Goldberg. The latter would not be out of character for Mavic.

The top BOA wire looks like it is ready to slice through the pleather.


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Old 10-01-17, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
Just bought a stubby chubby chode stem to see if that helps my lower back and neck. If this doesn't do the trick the bike is a outta here.

Before ditching the bike you may wish to try core exercises
Back Exercises - notebook
and a roller such as this which I have bought, bike related.
https://www.amazon.com/Stretch-Massa...x+stretch+ball

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Old 10-01-17, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
What am I looking at here?

What are those two big levers? Do they move and if so then which way? Do they rotate around an axis or lift up like a latch?

I'm trying to decide if these are sublimely simple or Mavic's tribute to Rube Goldberg. The latter would not be out of character for Mavic.

The top BOA wire looks like it is ready to slice through the pleather.

-Tim-
I haven't received them as yet, but the fastener system goes back I think to discontinued Zxellium model, and is also used in the current (non-"Vision" model) Cosmic Elite.. pretty well reviewed at link below, and am happy with my current pair of cosmic pro shoes (though with 2 Boa fasteners instead), so anticipating fit will be the same. Got these for the typical likelihood of cr@ppier weather/conditions in fall/winter, yet hoping they perform pretty well.
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Old 10-01-17, 06:58 PM
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for the new shoes, speedplay X series cleats.
OT.. but am I hallucinating, or is the only place you can buy these things online thru Nashbar? wacked imo. nothing wrong with Nashbar really, but this strikes me as a bit counterintuitive.
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Old 10-06-17, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
for autumn into winter-season riding:
Received these in. Fit is the same as my Cosmic Pros. Seem good though haven't ridden yet, so likewise can't attest to their water-proofing capability. The two tabs are indeed as simple as they look; pull up to release velcro, pull to tighten and place back down.

Nice touch for low light is this is what happens when light is shined on them.. should help with visibility.
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Won an auction on these (without tires) for $760




And my first pair of cycling shades and my 6800 11-32T cassette artived from Nashbar
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New bar tape and pedal bearings for the road bike. Bike is getting a complete teardown soon, with everything cleaned up and re-greased, new bearings and bar tape, and new cables and housing all installed.

Second GoPro housing to put on one of my other bikes, so I don't have to keep swapping the housing back and forth between bikes.

Aftermarket GoPro aluminum thumb screws with wrench, because the stock plastic ones are hard as crap to make tight and keep them tight.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
Nice touch for low light is this is what happens when light is shined on them.. should help with visibility.
As one who rides extensively at night you got my interest right there.

How is the fit? I have wide feet. Are they wide or narrow? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH

How is the fit? I have wide feet. Are they wide or narrow? Any feedback would be appreciated.
If the fit is similar to other Mavic road shoes, these are not the shoes for you. Mavic shoes are the narrowest shoes I've ever worn, with the exception of Sidi narrow width models.
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