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atwl77 12-12-17 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 20048911)
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).


I almost got fooled by the "Light" decals (I kept thinking Lightweight :lol: ).


Those are great hubs. I use T11's on both my road bikes.

TimothyH 12-12-17 10:29 PM


Originally Posted by BookFinder (Post 20047653)
"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.


I really enjoyed this post. :thumb:

birru 12-13-17 10:41 AM

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Replaced the poorly "sealed" stock headset on my Jamis Renegade with a CF-40 with sealed cartridge bearings. And no, I'm not going to slam it. ;)

ARPRINCE 12-13-17 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 20043986)
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.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/WW2qR3.jpg

Hmmmm...contemplating if I should pick up the matte black one. $115 is a good price. I already have 2 of these and I like it a lot.

https://s6.postimg.org/5pt3cxmfl/Giro1.jpghttps://s6.postimg.org/cg9kmd1vl/Giro2.jpg

SethAZ 12-13-17 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 20050591)
Hmmmm...contemplating if I should pick up the matte black one. $115 is a good price. I already have 2 of these and I like it a lot.

https://s6.postimg.org/5pt3cxmfl/Giro1.jpghttps://s6.postimg.org/cg9kmd1vl/Giro2.jpg

The one thing that made me nervous about getting a dark color in this helmet is that I live in AZ, and when it gets hot out here that's going to bake your head a little. I was originally going to get the white/silver version of this, but it was more expensive. It may be that during the summer I won't use this helmet, though to be honest, during the summer it's hard to ride when it's 110 F out anyway. I've done it quite a few times, but it totally sucks.

So far I've done several rides with this helmet and I quite like having the visor.

ARPRINCE 12-13-17 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 20050607)
....So far I've done several rides with this helmet and I quite like having the visor.

The visor is actually the reason why I love this helmet. The total visibility is close to none compared to wearing sunglasses. I use it for summer as well but I really can't tell a difference how hot it is compared to my non-aero giro because I always wear a skull cap.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....QL._SX300_.jpg

SethAZ 12-13-17 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 20050682)
The visor is actually the reason why I love this helmet. The total visibility is close to none compared to wearing sunglasses. I use it for summer as well but I really can't tell a difference how hot it is compared to my non-aero giro because I always wear a skull cap.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....QL._SX300_.jpg

I wear a skullcap for winter rides when it gets chilly enough. The combo of this helmet with its somewhat reduced ventilation compared to normal helmets and the skullcap ought to be pretty nice. I'll be wearing that on my Christmas Eve midnight ride to kick off the Festive 500 on Strava. It's amazing how much easier it is to ride in the cold as long as the head stays warm.

ARPRINCE 12-13-17 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 20050697)
I wear a skullcap for winter rides when it gets chilly enough. The combo of this helmet with its somewhat reduced ventilation compared to normal helmets and the skullcap ought to be pretty nice. I'll be wearing that on my Christmas Eve midnight ride to kick off the Festive 500 on Strava. It's amazing how much easier it is to ride in the cold as long as the head stays warm.

I wear one too for winter (thermal skull cap) but the above one is for summer riding. You should give it a try.

Helmet Beanie & Sweat Skull Cap | Under Helmet Skull Caps

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycl...se-worked.html

kcblair 12-13-17 04:36 PM

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One of the coolest gadgets I've found in a long time. Now I can mount a taillight on the seatpost without saddle bag blocking it's view. KB.

Attachment 592171

SethAZ 12-14-17 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by FeltF2Tarmac (Post 20047846)
Just heard about Biketube so I ordered some tubes, see how these compare.

So, how do they compare? I looked them up after seeing this and I don't get it (yet). Do they have some secret sauce? It's hard to imagine someone making a business out of bike tubes unless they're just that much better than everyone else's bike tubes.

SethAZ 12-14-17 08:05 PM

@birru 's photo reminded me of another recent purchase that arrived last week. I didn't like the stack (3x10mm + 1x5mm) of black FSA alloy spacers underneath the stem on my Lynskey, so I had Ti Cycles make me a single-piece 35mm titanium spacer. It's not straight walled, having a narrow hourglass shape to it that probably doesn't come out well in this photo.

This has to go down as probably the least real value I've ever received for money in any bike purchase I've ever made, but I wanted it for the look. I say least value not because it's not well made, because it's actually very well made. I say least value because there's zero functional advantage to it over the perfectly good, albeit ugly, solution that was already there. Now it kind of looks funny wedged in there between the black headset top bearing cover and the black stem. But hey, I could always spend even more money in the future to get a matching titanium stem that adds no practical benefit but looks cool, right?

http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/12...924/airCWB.jpg

Sy Reene 12-14-17 09:26 PM


Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 20053578)
So, how do they compare? I looked them up after seeing this and I don't get it (yet). Do they have some secret sauce? It's hard to imagine someone making a business out of bike tubes unless they're just that much better than everyone else's bike tubes.

It seems suspect, in that they've given their loyalty program the dubious name of the "frequent flatters club" :twitchy:

SethAZ 12-15-17 12:16 AM


Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 20053733)
It seems suspect, in that they've given their loyalty program the dubious name of the "frequent flatters club" :twitchy:

Maybe Marlboro could have a discount program and called it their Frequent Quitters Club. :lol:

ARPRINCE 12-16-17 07:02 PM

Decided to get one and got it for $96! :thumb:

https://s6.postimg.org/yc4zvefwx/Giro3.jpg

Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 20050591)
Hmmmm...contemplating if I should pick up the matte black one. $115 is a good price. I already have 2 of these and I like it a lot.

https://s6.postimg.org/5pt3cxmfl/Giro1.jpghttps://s6.postimg.org/cg9kmd1vl/Giro2.jpg


SethAZ 12-16-17 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 20056979)
Decided to get one and got it for $96! :thumb:

https://s6.postimg.org/yc4zvefwx/Giro3.jpg

Wow, what a great price! The pricing shenanigans with this helmet make me suspect that Giro is either phasing it out, upgrading it massively and thus blowing out this generation, or else so many new helmets are out there that market forces are just bringing the price on this one down to more competitive levels.

All I know is I've liked it so far. I love the adjustability of it. It fits my head so much more nicely than the cheapo helmet I was using before. I like having that visor instead of wearing sunglasses and a normal helmet. With the little slits in the top of the visor to let in some airflow I've noticed my eyes do get a little more air than I got behind sunglasses, but it hasn't been enough to make me want to stop using it.

I just wish the prices of the extra visor lenses weren't so high. I bought a clear visor along with the helmet and the gray visor it came with, since I do a lot of night rides, and I paid almost a third as much just for that clear visor as I paid for the helmet and gray visor to begin with. Ouch!

ARPRINCE 12-16-17 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 20057041)
Wow, what a great price! The pricing shenanigans with this helmet make me suspect that Giro is either phasing it out, upgrading it massively and thus blowing out this generation, or else so many new helmets are out there that market forces are just bringing the price on this one down to more competitive levels.

Yes it has been phased out. It's not on their website anymore if you check and has been replaced by the model VANQUISH. Hence, the price drop.

I noticed this a couple of week or so ago when they removed AAS. They used to showcase both the VANQUISH and AAS. Anyway, re. the VANQUISH, I hate the extra flaring after the lens. I bet it would limit your visibility (although I have not tried it yet).

woodcraft 12-16-17 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 20057041)
Wow, what a great price! The pricing shenanigans with this helmet make me suspect that Giro is either phasing it out, upgrading it massively and thus blowing out this generation, or else so many new helmets are out there that market forces are just bringing the price on this one down to more competitive levels.

All I know is I've liked it so far. I love the adjustability of it. It fits my head so much more nicely than the cheapo helmet I was using before. I like having that visor instead of wearing sunglasses and a normal helmet. With the little slits in the top of the visor to let in some airflow I've noticed my eyes do get a little more air than I got behind sunglasses, but it hasn't been enough to make me want to stop using it.

I just wish the prices of the extra visor lenses weren't so high. I bought a clear visor along with the helmet and the gray visor it came with, since I do a lot of night rides, and I paid almost a third as much just for that clear visor as I paid for the helmet and gray visor to begin with. Ouch!



I got one- non visor, for $58. +95g from lightest helmet, but feels fast.

SethAZ 12-17-17 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 20057075)
Yes it has been phased out. It's not on their website anymore if you check and has been replaced by the model VANQUISH. Hence, the price drop.

I noticed this a couple of week or so ago when they removed AAS. They used to showcase both the VANQUISH and AAS. Anyway, re. the VANQUISH, I hate the extra flaring after the lens. I bet it would limit your visibility (although I have not tried it yet).

Wow, just had a look at that Vanquish, and it looks pretty awesome. I'm satisfied with this Air Attack Shield, but I'll have to keep my eyes open, maybe in two or three years there'll be some downward motion in pricing on the new model and I can do an upgrade.

I primarily wanted the air attack shield for the shield itself first, the comfortable fit and adjustability second (I've never been sure that my current helmet would actually stay on my head if I got into a real accident. I don't feel that at all with this new one), and honestly I sort of like that it's not as well ventilated and thus a little warmer, because my primary riding season here in AZ is during cooler winter weather.

a1penguin 12-17-17 10:37 PM

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I took advantage of the free shipping from Aerotech Designs. I lost my winter hat and really liked this one, so made an order. I've ordered three or four times from them and they always toss in a free aluminum bike keychain!

ARPRINCE 12-19-17 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 20056979)
Decided to get one and got it for $96! :thumb:
https://s6.postimg.org/yc4zvefwx/Giro3.jpg

Stoked this was delivered today and then I saw this.....:cry:

https://s6.postimg.org/wifmnjmj5/C95...4D5A4334A0.jpg

Jakedatc 12-19-17 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 20062428)
Stoked this was delivered today and then I saw this.....:cry:

https://s6.postimg.org/wifmnjmj5/C95...4D5A4334A0.jpg

They keyed your helmet... that's cold.

bobzz 12-19-17 06:21 PM

New Wahoo Kickr trainer for indoor action. Had a Tacx vortex before the direct drive, really like the difference

https://i.imgur.com/pf8m9ep.jpg

kansukee 12-20-17 06:54 AM

https://i.imgur.com/FqiQ1Q9.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/saEhjWL.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/IgCiF9p.jpg

Joeyseven 12-20-17 08:39 AM

Another Raleigh.Classic Reynolds 631 double butted chromoly frame, flat crown lugged 4130 fork. Campagnolo Veloce 10spd drivetrain.

https://www.urbanbicyclegallery.com/...220742-1-1.jpg

Jakedatc 12-20-17 10:10 AM

New to me CX bike Focus Mares CX Sram Hydro :)
(looks like this but will have Antares saddle and Thompson post)
https://www.cxmagazine.com/wp-conten...9/DSC_0633.jpg


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