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Old 12-30-17, 02:22 PM
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Just ordered some of these for my Mezzo D9 - Wellgo F269 all aluminium / aluminum folding pedals. Seem to be one of the best folders with a full aluminium design (no plastic) and with special 2DU patented bearings. Will report once they arrive.
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao
Nice. I have a couple of pairs of the R3. They have a high arch which kind of bothers me. Do these also have a high arch?
Not that I notice just standing around in them. I need to get some new cleats before I throw them on the trainer to see how they are riding. (below 30F till next week )

They seem to fit good so far. I really like the 2 way BOA and the outer material is really nice
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Arc'teryx Delta LT half zip.

I'm using it as an insulating mid-layer in very cold conditions and it is super warm for it's weight. Polartec fleece is amazing stuff.




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Originally Posted by Jakedatc
Not that I notice just standing around in them. I need to get some new cleats before I throw them on the trainer to see how they are riding. (below 30F till next week )

They seem to fit good so far. I really like the 2 way BOA and the outer material is really nice
Thanks.

What size did you get? Any idea how size co relates with Giro and Shimano sizing?
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My last purchase was a top-tube bag with a transparent phone holder (Timbuk2 Goody Box https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5051-540/Goody-Box from MEC). So far the velcro seems to hold it closed just fine & the window is larger than required for my Samsung GS7 as I may go a little larger on the next phone eventually.

My next purchase is going to be a new drive-side crank arm for my fat bike as the current/previous one snapped in two during a winter ride at -25C on New Years Eve. 20180101_140635.jpg

It's a disappointing failure on a 3 year old bike without lots of mileage. I wasn't being at all rough on it, just pedaling along a cold, snowy road when my right foot dropped down & I heard a clinking noise of metal landing on ice.
The same bike, left crank arm was slightly twisted on arrival so it's already been replaced. Another added cost of having bought a cheap bike in the first place...
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I just bought a Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Home Trainer tire this afternoon. It was less than enjoyable to put on but having read some of the feedback online, I had an easier time with it than some other people have. I'm recently had knee surgery and am not going to be able to bike outside until March or April so I'd rather deal with a trainer tire that is difficult to put on than a road tire that needs to be replaced come spring.
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Old 01-03-18, 11:06 AM
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$14.59 with 25% off coupon and free shipping, I bought two of them.
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Originally Posted by scottsmith
My next purchase is going to be a new drive-side crank arm for my fat bike as the current/previous one snapped in two during a winter ride at -25C on New Years Eve. Attachment 594212

It's a disappointing failure on a 3 year old bike without lots of mileage. I wasn't being at all rough on it, just pedaling along a cold, snowy road when my right foot dropped down & I heard a clinking noise of metal landing on ice.
The same bike, left crank arm was slightly twisted on arrival so it's already been replaced. Another added cost of having bought a cheap bike in the first place...
Wow that is an unusual failure. I guess there was some surface damage and the arm cracked due to a fatigue failure. Of course airplane wings see much colder temperatures and don't crack. In fact tests and field use of aluminum and its alloys indicate that they are admirably suited for extreme-low-temperature service. Tests made to subatmospheric temperatures indicate that the tensile, yield, and impact strengths of all aluminum alloys increase at extreme low temperatures. Aluminum alloys retain ductility at these temperatures, corrosion resistance is enhanced, and there is no increase in brittleness. No special precautions regarding methods of handling at extreme low temperatures are required.

So maybe there has been some damage to the crank arm before you bought the bike and the fact that you already changed the crank arm on the other side supports this idea.

I guess this is one of the issues with buying pre-used bikes.
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I also got one of these lights - You can never have too many lights! (These are the marketing images - the red lines are not so thick in reality but they do show up OK and for £8 you can't go wrong!)
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Polar M460.

It does orthostatic test, structured workouts and a few other things of use for training vs just riding. It will go on my fixed gear bike.

$149 from Clever Training via walmart.com.

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I bought these for cycling as well as general working out. I needed to replace my old polar HR monitor, so I decided to go with the Fitbit. I can track a ride and auto sync it with Strava to get HR info into my ride data. But the Fitbit obviously does more than that. I also bought the Fitbit Aria 2 scale/BMI/Body Fat % because it auto syncs with the Fitbit.


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Polar Speed and Cadence sensors for my M450.
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Just dropped my Carl Strong coupled road bike off at Signature Cycles to get the gruppo upgraded to SRAM eTap, and to have the DT Swiss wheels rebuilt.
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Originally Posted by MezzoLew
I also got one of these lights - You can never have too many lights! (These are the marketing images - the red lines are not so think in reality but they do show up OK and for £8 you can't go wrong!)
That's pretty cool. Create your own bike lane! I want one of those, do they make a version that can project friends too?
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That's pretty cool. Create your own bike lane! I want one of those, do they make a version that can project friends too?
No just a bike as far as I know .. here is a link to the sales website:

https://www.wish.com/c/59e9dd580e2bbe11d2e8e03f

You can buy this in US$ too
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Originally Posted by Tape2012
That's pretty cool. Create your own bike lane! I want one of those, do they make a version that can project friends too?
a friend of mine used these lights, and they are insignificant for cars, an idea is cool, but in practice it's not much of a difference.
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a friend of mine used these lights, and they are insignificant for cars, an idea is cool, but in practice it's not much of a difference.
I figured. Bummer, I just saw them on Wish.com for $1+shipping.
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Focus Cayo Evo Di2 carbon frameset ~950g (new)




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$158 ebay score from BicycleBlueBook.

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Well, that was a pretty decent deal then, wunnit?
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Yes, it was. Didn't think i would win that bid, that low.
It was listed as 'excellent condition' as if used, and the frame and fork came new with the original wrappings....

AND even a box including:
Pf30 Bottom bracket
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FSA headset hardware and carbon spacers
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Nothing fancy for finishing kit but plenty to help get the build up and riding.
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A frameset. Nice price on a NOS Helium SL, but nothing like the deal @Esthetic got.
Before that, a floor pump. Although I like the one I've had with the screw type connection, I wanted one with the lever, since in the past, and again recently, I've had some valve stems that kept coming apart when I unscrewed the pump. Trouble with the new pump is that the lever will smack a thumb or finger really hard if I'm not careful disconnecting it.
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Fizik Aliante VS Manganese Saddle My Selle Italia was giving me a sore but, thought I'd try something with more padding.
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Needed a pair of proper winter cycling gloves so got these Castelli Estremo ones:



They take the edge off the windchill when cycling at night during the British winter. Windproof, but not waterproof, but shower-proof. My hands feel nice and cosy and warm in these.
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