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Old 11-01-17, 07:48 AM
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Got a Spurcycle bell - the black version - for my hybrid. I mounted it facing forwards:



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Old 11-01-17, 01:58 PM
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^^ Spurcycle is really a beauty. My only regret was when they came out with a Limited Edition Chris King Spurcycle Bell, I did not get one since I just got a silver a few weeks back (I already have the black for my other bike) . They only made 300.

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@ARPRINCE - Yes, it's an impressive bell and I love the compact design but big sound from it. Integrates very well with my bike too. That limited edition one looks lovely too! I have a Knog Oi on my cruiser and it's a stunning looking bell but the sound is very weak. The Spurcycle is expensive but the level of engineering and quality of the bell is well worth it. I'm hoping it's a tough bell and will last many years.
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Old 11-01-17, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by taz777
@ARPRINCEI'm hoping it's a tough bell and will last many years.
Had my first one since 2014 (pre-ordered 2013) when it used to cost $45 (black) each. lol
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Old 11-01-17, 03:45 PM
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My most recent purchase is a men's shaving bag. Because the interior is plastic lined (hopefully waterproof), I can lighten my backpack by putting items into it (quite a lot surprisingly), and it's small enough to fit in my second most recent purchase....a basket.

Okay, you can all tease me for being a nerd. And we need a blushing smiley.
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Old 11-01-17, 05:05 PM
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And we need a blushing smiley.
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Old 11-01-17, 05:54 PM
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Baby needs a new pair of shoes! I'm treating myself and my hybrid to an early Christmas present.

Sun-Ringle Rhyno Lite rims mated to Deore 525 hubs.

Sun Ringle Rhyno Lite / Shimano Deore 525 29" Mountain Wheelset - Nashbar

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Topeak Mini Morph G pump.


Disappointed by its performance though. Took a lot of effort to get to what the internal gauge shows as 60psi -- I felt it was noticeably easier to get 60psi with my Topeak Hybrid Rocket HP pump, even though the Mini Morph allowed me to put more weight into it.


Also there is a bit of "imbalance", for a lack of better word, when used on deep section wheels with long valve stems (mine are 44mm deep, valve is 86mm long). As in, you can't get the pump to stay upright when pumping (well, you can, but it wants to stay tilted because the hose is not flexible enough to bend for that amount of height).
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^^ That's depressing as I just got one as well. Maybe you just got a dud cause people rave about them.

Also got some tubes and Nestling X2 headlight to prepare for the time change night commute.
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Old 11-02-17, 09:52 AM
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A used Wahoo Kickr off of Craigslist. The weather is going to turn to crap soon, time to prepare for basement riding.
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Old 11-02-17, 01:33 PM
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Old 11-03-17, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by atwl77
Topeak Mini Morph G pump.
Disappointed by its performance though. Took a lot of effort to get to what the internal gauge shows as 60psi
That sucks. I'm a big fan of the (presumably slightly larger) Road Morph G and I find it takes exactly 100 strokes -- which usually comes out to about 90 seconds time-wise -- to get a 23c road tire up to 90-100psi.
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Litespeed T1SL

finally bought a Litespeed T1SL frame and fork that had been sitting in a DIY store here in Tokyo for about 2 years. Since it had been sitting there for so long and winter is coming, I was able to talk the price down and to pay no tax as well.

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Old 11-05-17, 10:01 AM
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I just got a Topeak RaceRocket Master Blaster Bicycle Pump. It's tiny. But it's well rated, so I'll give it a try.
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I lost the cap of my old plastic tool can. The replacement is a Topeak Cage Pack.

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...g/796-cagepack
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A neewwww STEM!!!
I'd started noticing that riding in the drops or in an aero position on the Casati was feeling sort of cramped, and had been thinking of getting new, larger bars for a deeper drop as well as a longer reach, but my friend the shop owner didn't encourage that and suggested I just get a longer stem instead. Frankly I wanted more traditional bars for aesthetic reasons as well, and I wanted them white too, but that was looking most unlikely. I asked him if he had a 120 mm stem to just try out, so he fit a generic one just for size; we'd look for one I liked in that size if it worked. Took it out for a test ride, and it did the trick.
Then, as luck would have it, he just happened to have a fancy "Servizio Corsa" stem hanging around, white, 82d, 120mm - looks great, too - couldn't ask for anything more. $50 installed? SOLD!
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Bontrager SSR Disc Road Front/Rear Wheel Set for my 2007 Trek Portland with a 130mm rear hub.
Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150 for the rear light.
Cygolite Dash 460 for the front light.

Bought, and quickly returned, a pair of Ortlieb Back Roller Classics. After using them for 5 days, I couldn't tolerate the excessive clanking and squeaking these things made, it was abhorrent. I tried multiple ways to afix them to the rack and while using the provided inserts. From tubing to electrical tape to felt, nothing would quiet these things down. The last straw was a shrieking squeaking when it got wet....ugh.

I am now convinced that I will be buying a set of panniers only from a company that still uses a hook and strap to attach the pannier to the bottom of the rack rather than these cheap, plastic things that Ortlieb used and just allow the bags to bang around needlessly.
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Finally the torque wrench that fits in the tight space around the seat post of my Cannondale...

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My new bike horn.
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A new set Flanders fluoro kit from RCB, bibs and S/S jersey, and a pair of ekoi Guerra Quick-Step sunglasses. Yeah, I know that I'm tempting fate with that, but I wanted blue-and-white frames, and blue isn't a color option that they offer on regular glasses. Plus, sale.


I'll be tempting myself with a set of Giant SLR 1 wheels this weekend, too...
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Since it's getting rather chilly, I decided that it was time to buy an insulated water bottle (Camelbak Podium Chill) and I also picked up some chemical toe warmers to try out.
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new chain. it's not glamorous, but got to do it :\
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Originally Posted by MauiKai
My new bike horn.
Please explain.


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Old 11-06-17, 08:04 PM
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new chain. it's not glamorous, but got to do it :\
I know the feeling. I changed mine a month ago. According to the LBS, the old chain was "completely gone."
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