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zacster 11-30-17 09:45 PM

I bought 3 different pairs of road shorts for a total of $70USD. These were all from the big A and I wanted to see if the cheap stuff was worth it at all as the shorts I bought before these cost about $70 each. I used one pair tonight, from Nooyme, and they seemed OK on the trainer. These have a gel filled chamois. The others were OpenRoad and Santic and were kind of randomly picked. The Santic seemed the best of the bunch but I haven't tried them yet on the bike. All were also in the $20-25 range so they won't break the bank. I have expensive shorts that I think were crap so if these are crap at least they aren't expensive, and I'm not saying they're crap.

FeltF2Tarmac 11-30-17 11:06 PM


Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 20022011)
The fact that the Stages is being discontinued presents two facts: yes it's very cheap now for that model compared to what it's been, and they're discontinuing it for a reason, so either there's something better coming out, or there's something wrong with that model and a fixed version is replacing it.

Still the same meter on every arm they sell. 6800 is making way for 8000 that’s the reason for it being discontinued. 9000 is clearanced for 9100. This way if you want Ultegra you can get the latest and greatest and they for sure offer up the drive side for sale as well, for your convenient one stop shopping.

MauiKai 12-01-17 06:24 AM

Rims for my new bike
 
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I will put Schwalbe Ones on them tomorrow as well as my Chorus cassette then try to get the chain sized and put on tomorrow as well. If things go right then I might be able to ride it on Sunday, but I doubt it since I have to work.

wipekitty 12-01-17 09:48 PM

I pulled the trigger and ordered a gravel bike...! I even told my significant other :)

TimothyH 12-01-17 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by a1penguin (Post 20020912)
Bought this warm (seems thin to me) Castelli jersey on sale at Competitive Cyclist. The rest of the goodies came from Sports Basement using the 20% off coupon earned from donating platelets (donation #241).

The Swiftwick socks are pricey, but they are double layer, tightly knit, fairly thin warm socks. I can get add a second pair of socks!

I approve of this Castelli and Swiftwick purchase.

a1penguin 12-02-17 02:22 AM


Originally Posted by TimothyH (Post 20027472)
I approve of this Castelli and Swiftwick purchase.

The jersey is the Castelli Sfida and I got it on sale at Competitive Cyclist for $100 plus tax. I've only bought jerseys from the sale rack at Performance and a couple of them are at least 20 years old. This jersey is my first premium clothing (I love my REI Headwinds pants and jacket but they were from the sale rack too for about $55).

I have to admit that I am impressed with this jersey! I fits me like a glove, unlike the cheap, baggy old jerseys. It's quite warm and I have worn it at temps below the rated 54F rating. I think the really tall collar is very effective at keeping wind out. And when it warms up on my commute, I can stay comfortable by unzipping. I wish the arms were a bit thicker material; my torso was warm, but the arms stayed a bit cool, but tolerable. If the temps on my morning commute hadn't warmed up, my arms might have stayed chilled. The arms are long and there was no gap between shirt and gloves. The three rear pockets are very deep. Great for phone, but difficult for me to reach in for lip stuff while riding. This is my first full zip jersey and it's great! I think with arm warmers or a light base layer can extend comfort to 45F. The length is OK, but it seemed a bit shorter than my other jerseys in the back and I hiked up my shorts a bit to make sure there was no air gap. I'm guessing most guys wear bibs where this isn't an issue. I'm 5'7", 150 lbs and the women's XL fit me really well. I think this sizing is typical for cycling clothing but I can't imagine how tiny one must be to fit a size small.

So far, I am not disappointed! Happy that I splurged on an expensive xmas gift for myself. Winter clothing will probably start going on sale soon after xmas :-)

If only Castelli and other vendors would stop making women's jerseys in teal and raspberry. )%&^&^ them. I really wanted bright lime and ended up buying white.

The Swiftwicks are also not cheap. But they are amazingly warm while being relatively thin. They are double woven and if you stretch them out near the top, you won't see a lot of air gaps for cold to enter. This makes it easier to double up on socks if you don't have a lot of extra room.

And the components for my $1100 2.1 audio/HT system have started arriving!

atwl77 12-03-17 07:47 AM

I bought a new bike! I've been eyeing the Dahon Dash Altena, a folding mini-velo with classic styling, for quite a while and when the LBS finally had one in stock, I took the opportunity to check it out and bought it there and then.


Also bought a couple of accessories to go with the new bike -- some cheap Topeak tire levers, Topeak Mini 20 Pro multitools, and a basic pair of Shimano R550 road pedals.


Thinking of replacing the stock brakes (Tektro R315), as I have a pair of Ultegra brakes lying around, but worried about ruining the classic looks. Also thinking of switching out the stock tires with some Panaracer Minits Lite but I'll have to go buy a set from the FLBS first.


Anyway, the timing is a bit off since it's a Sunday so I won't get to really ride the bike on a proper ride until next Saturday. I only went a couple of rounds around the neighbourhood before it got dark, but that's not really enough to fully get a feel of the bike. The wait is going to be agonizing, lol...

Laurido92 12-03-17 09:46 PM

Vuelta Corsa SLX 700c Disc wheelset
https://photos.app.goo.gl/R6mGlrm7hH1us2La2
Canari Puerto Rico jersey
https://photos.app.goo.gl/0sRrcW3YohVhnh2L2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/psxXM8NMSWwagHML2
Giro Carbide R MTB shoes
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PPgLYA7kvveGTYwC3
Topeak Aero Wedge DX Med
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bpcNl04mOBiBvV0u1

atwl77 12-04-17 07:02 AM

Just ordered a pair of Panaracer Minits Lite, size 28-451. Should arrive in 1-2 days.

Jpayer1 12-04-17 07:25 AM

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MY...ch&th=1&psc=1# PI thermal tights

TimothyH 12-04-17 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by a1penguin (Post 20027663)
The jersey is the Castelli Sfida and I got it on sale at Competitive Cyclist for $100 plus tax. I've only bought jerseys from the sale rack at Performance and a couple of them are at least 20 years old. This jersey is my first premium clothing (I love my REI Headwinds pants and jacket but they were from the sale rack too for about $55).

I have to admit that I am impressed with this jersey! I fits me like a glove, unlike the cheap, baggy old jerseys. It's quite warm and I have worn it at temps below the rated 54F rating. I think the really tall collar is very effective at keeping wind out. And when it warms up on my commute, I can stay comfortable by unzipping. I wish the arms were a bit thicker material; my torso was warm, but the arms stayed a bit cool, but tolerable. If the temps on my morning commute hadn't warmed up, my arms might have stayed chilled. The arms are long and there was no gap between shirt and gloves. The three rear pockets are very deep. Great for phone, but difficult for me to reach in for lip stuff while riding. This is my first full zip jersey and it's great! I think with arm warmers or a light base layer can extend comfort to 45F. The length is OK, but it seemed a bit shorter than my other jerseys in the back and I hiked up my shorts a bit to make sure there was no air gap. I'm guessing most guys wear bibs where this isn't an issue. I'm 5'7", 150 lbs and the women's XL fit me really well. I think this sizing is typical for cycling clothing but I can't imagine how tiny one must be to fit a size small.

So far, I am not disappointed! Happy that I splurged on an expensive xmas gift for myself. Winter clothing will probably start going on sale soon after xmas :-)

If only Castelli and other vendors would stop making women's jerseys in teal and raspberry. )%&^&^ them. I really wanted bright lime and ended up buying white.

The Swiftwicks are also not cheap. But they are amazingly warm while being relatively thin. They are double woven and if you stretch them out near the top, you won't see a lot of air gaps for cold to enter. This makes it easier to double up on socks if you don't have a lot of extra room.

And the components for my $1100 2.1 audio/HT system have started arriving!


I love the clearance rack. :)

TimothyH 12-04-17 09:12 AM

Castelli Scalda Elite. Reflective bits should help with signaling for turns at night.

https://content.competitivecyclist.c...ST00IZ/ANT.jpg

FeltF2Tarmac 12-06-17 10:22 AM

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Ordered a 3T Stylus 25 LTD seatpost. Seamed like no one has had this in 27.2 and one came up on Amazon for a good price so I grabbed it.

rjenks 12-08-17 06:26 AM

Just awaiting delivery of MKS AR-2 Ezy Pedals, will then look at either Powergrips or Half Clip Toe Clips

SethAZ 12-10-17 08:17 AM

I've been liking the concept of the Giro Air Attack Shield helmet for several years now. I just saw this particular color on Amazon for only $100, so I pulled the trigger. So far I'm liking having the shield.

I also picked up a Park Tools truing stand. I used the fork of my previous bike when I built my previous set of wheels, and decided to do it right this time.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/WW2qR3.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/C759Ua.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/ZrOGkp.jpg

Jakedatc 12-10-17 08:36 AM

Coat of Poly on the rims for extra shine? :) (dig the Air attack color too.. mine is the original black w/ white decals)

SethAZ 12-10-17 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by Jakedatc (Post 20043996)
Coat of Poly on the rims for extra shine? :) (dig the Air attack color too.. mine is the original black w/ white decals)

Hehe. If you look on the left edge of the makeshift workbench the truing stand is on, you can see an oak-faced cabinet I picked up, unfinished, from Home Depot for just over $100. I rubbed some stain and poly on it, and then hung it up in my garage yesterday. The first thing I put in the cabinet after it was up was a bunch of random bike stuff I had sitting around the garage, like extra tubes, parts, tools, etc. There's a lot more tools to police up and put away in the new cabinet. The cabinet was a pretty good deal, and I think I'll go pick up another one. My garage needs all the help it can get.

I've had my eye on the Air Attack Shield helmet for a long time now. It was just more than I wanted to pay. I don't know if Giro is discontinuing it or not, but I've seen them at prices as low as $134 recently, and nearly bought one at that price. When I saw this one color (and only this color) available for $100 I just did it. I'm liking the improved peripheral vision from not having sunglasses on. I also like that it will be a lot harder for me to get sweat on the shield than it was to get it dripping down my sunglasses while out riding hard. If the little aero boost saves me 10 seconds over a two hour ride then that's just a bonus (hehe). I picked up a clear lens for it as well, and used it on a night ride last night.

bg7.3fx 12-10-17 05:46 PM

Nite Ize handleband universal smartphone bar mount

beermode 12-10-17 05:55 PM

Shimano 105/5800 crankset. Seems so much more efficient than my 2012 FSA Gossamer. So much difference I think I was losing speed.

Brakes and wheelset is done. Only thing left is shifters, mechs and another chain to finally switch to 11spd.

Doctor Morbius 12-10-17 06:33 PM

Last week I purchased a replacement resistance unit for a leaky CycleOps Fluid 2. Cost was $109 shipped.

I've taken the old unit apart. The inner seal that surrounds the axle had gone bad.

Leastbest 12-12-17 03:42 AM

Just got a Garmin 1030 and Garmin Varia Radar. Looking forward to both.

BookFinder 12-12-17 03:52 AM

"Most recent cycling purchase."

2 garage sale bikes for $5 each.
1 set of pedals for $8.70 including tax at Walmart

Total invested: $18.70

My two grandsons are "all boy" meaning they are never still, rarely quiet, and love adventure. They live out from town in a mostly wooded area where most of their bicycling is on dirt. I live in a developed neighborhood with paved streets and copious sidewalks.

The $18.70 answered the "what do we do at Papa's house" question to their complete satisfaction.

FeltF2Tarmac 12-12-17 07:53 AM

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Just heard about Biketube so I ordered some tubes, see how these compare.

GlennR 12-12-17 02:52 PM

https://i.imgur.com/Y0Ss9sQ.jpg

SethAZ 12-12-17 03:42 PM

I got the rest of my parts for my new wheel build.

Sapim CX-Sprint spokes for the front, Sapim Force spokes for the rear. A set of 36-hole White Industries CLD hubs, Sapim HM washers and black brass nipples. A pair of Light-bicycle carbon rims (28mm wide, 46mm deep).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/oZLB0t.jpg


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