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atwl77 12-25-17 10:19 PM

Bought a pair of Panaracer Race A Evo3 tires (700x25). Not really meant to replace my current Panaracer GravelKings, but just as something that I wanted to try on my training rides that go through not-so-terrible roads.

Jakedatc 12-27-17 07:57 PM

New pair of Fizik R5 Uomo shoes.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/v9wAA...bbA/s-l300.jpg

motosonic 12-27-17 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by Jakedatc (Post 20075341)

I have these and love them. But if these are your first pair, be warned that the cleat mount is quite a bit further forward than many other brands. I found I had to slide the cleat as far back as it would go to get it into the proper position. At least for the Shimano SDP SL cleat.

Steve B. 12-27-17 08:17 PM

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New Di2 upgrade kit. Tried the 6850 on a bike at the LBS, was like, Oh, I like this ! Bit the bullet for the 8050 group.

Edit: Well belay that idea, wife calls this morning, her job is discontinued 2/28. Order cancelled, time to put money away.

Jakedatc 12-27-17 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by motosonic (Post 20075373)
I have these and love them. But if these are your first pair, be warned that the cleat mount is quite a bit further forward than many other brands. I found I had to slide the cleat as far back as it would go to get it into the proper position. At least for the Shimano SDP SL cleat.

Good tip.. i'll definitely have them on the trainer to get things sorted out before getting delegated to outdoors only

deepakvrao 12-29-17 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by Jakedatc (Post 20075341)

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?

robbyville 12-29-17 09:59 AM

10% off on components and groupsets at Merlin. Just picked up a complete Dura Ace 9150 DI2 kit with 11-30 cassette for $2139 delivered. Haven't seen it at that price point. I'll be selling the battery (new frame will have one already), and the cassette (also have already) so that will bring the price point down a bit more!

noodle soup 12-29-17 12:51 PM

custom packs for the SO's Fargo

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4692/...60254182_b.jpg

MakiNn 12-29-17 03:53 PM

Time to get even lower in 2018, going from a 110MM -10 slammed to a 110MM -17 slammed set up. Now just have to work on my headset cap as its a little higher for my liking.

https://preview.ibb.co/f6RLEw/IMG_5383.jpg

robbyville 12-29-17 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 20078516)

very cool!

SethAZ 12-30-17 01:33 AM


Originally Posted by Steve B. (Post 20075383)
New Di2 upgrade kit. Tried the 6850 on a bike at the LBS, was like, Oh, I like this ! Bit the bullet for the 8050 group.

Edit: Well belay that idea, wife calls this morning, her job is discontinued 2/28. Order cancelled, time to put money away.

Man, very sorry to hear that. Glad you have your priorities straight. The 8050 can wait; they'll make more.

MezzoLew 12-30-17 02:22 PM

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/A1wAA...q6/s-l1600.jpg

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.

Jakedatc 12-31-17 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by deepakvrao (Post 20078118)
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

TimothyH 12-31-17 07:31 PM

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.

https://images.arcteryx.com/F17/450x...-Neck-Woad.png


-Tim-

deepakvrao 12-31-17 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by Jakedatc (Post 20081455)
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?

scottsmith 01-02-18 03:09 PM

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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. 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...

knitguy 01-03-18 12:09 AM

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.

cat0020 01-03-18 11:06 AM

$14.59 with 25% off coupon and free shipping, I bought two of them.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....2L._SX425_.jpg

MezzoLew 01-08-18 01:51 AM


Originally Posted by scottsmith (Post 20086209)
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.

MezzoLew 01-08-18 02:51 AM

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I also got one of these lights - You can never have too many lights!:lol: (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!)

TimothyH 01-08-18 09:39 PM

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.

https://cdn.idealo.com/folder/Produc...polar-m460.png

Tape2012 01-08-18 11:13 PM

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.

https://i.imgur.com/desiirl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/mN3upRp.jpg

beermode 01-09-18 12:10 AM

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Cygolite Metro 1100.
Polar Speed and Cadence sensors for my M450.

Bob Ross 01-09-18 05:11 AM

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.

Tape2012 01-09-18 06:12 AM


Originally Posted by MezzoLew (Post 20096845)
I also got one of these lights - You can never have too many lights!:lol: (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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