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Old 02-09-18, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Good. I love Mavic clothing, but it definitely fits differently(runs smaller than most brands).
On that note.. all of the web retailers have the wrong size charts (at least for men's clothing) for Mavic clothing if that's your issue.
Below is shop.mavic.com 's size chart.. followed by Comp Cyclist (and it's the same at CC as it is at STP).. you'll note that the retailers charts are all off on their sizing labels by one column
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Old 02-09-18, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
On that note.. all of the web retailers have the wrong size charts (at least for men's clothing) for Mavic clothing if that's your issue.
Below is shop.mavic.com 's size chart.. followed by Comp Cyclist (and it's the same at CC as it is at STP).. you'll note that the retailers charts are all off on their sizing labels by one column
I don't have a problem with Mavic clothing(or the way it is sized), but it runs a little smaller than most brands I've tried over the past 35 years. First time buyers might not be aware of this.

I'm glad you got the size you needed.
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Old 02-09-18, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I don't have a problem with Mavic clothing(or the way it is sized), but it runs a little smaller than most brands I've tried over the past 35 years. First time buyers might not be aware of this.

I'm glad you got the size you needed.
Sorry, I didn't mean to imply it was your problem.. more to point out that anyone who buys their stuff off of websites that have this wrong size chart are going to be disappointed and end up with a piece of clothing that's too small by one size. I'm in the habit of always checking manufacturer website size charts rather than relying on web-tailers charts.

OTOH, my take on the clothing makers that size "smaller" than others, is due more to them offering more fine-tuned sizing than other clothing companies, but that they all start at Size Small (or even XS). Castelli is also known for sizing "small".. but I think if you compare a size "S" Castelli jersey on their size chart to eg. a Pearl Izumi size "S", you'll find they're about the same for chest measurement. However, by the time you get to L and XL sizes, they're different by at least a full size. Castelli goes up in real sizing (ie. inches or cms) in smaller increments for each tier than does PI.
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Old 03-07-18, 09:40 AM
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Old 03-07-18, 10:11 AM
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Old 03-07-18, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by DoYouDiverge View Post

Rapha BREVET LONG SLEEVE WINDBLOCK JERSEY
50% off for $100. I'm very impressed with fit, quality, functionality, looks.
Great piece of kit. Probably the best, most versatile, piece in my wardrobe. Wind block on the front and wool in the back. I probably wore it 3 or 4 times before I realized it also has hand pockets!
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Old 03-07-18, 02:45 PM
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Great piece of kit. Probably the best, most versatile, piece in my wardrobe. Wind block on the front and wool in the back. I probably wore it 3 or 4 times before I realized it also has hand pockets!
Versatile indeed, functional, and very understated. After wearing this piece I put my 2 other jerseys on eBay and purchased varying base layers instead: short sleeve, long sleeve, sleeveless. And with only the Rapha turtleneck it's quite warm at 40f once your body warms up.

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Great deal if anyone is looking for bibs, https://www.rei.com/product/111847/p...SABEgJQYvD_BwE
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Old 03-07-18, 04:58 PM
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Just ordered an Assos shell jacket at about 50% off from Competitive Cyclist.
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Old 03-07-18, 05:18 PM
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New shift levers. I broke my left lever crashing Sunday... they don't make my model anymore for a single replacement, so naturally I had to upgrade both to the latest. And a new FD, too; for compatibility. Not exactly a fun purchase; and kinda pricey as I needed my bike for a race this weekend & didn't have time to source 2nd hand
But sometimes that's how it goes
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Old 03-07-18, 05:43 PM
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Computer mount specifically made for Pro Vibe Aero Bars and Pro Vibe stem. Made by K-Edge but distributed through Shimano/Pro. Hopefully it'll be here in a couple of days.
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Old 03-07-18, 08:54 PM
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Old 03-07-18, 08:57 PM
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Old 03-07-18, 09:41 PM
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DT350 Hub
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Saw this & read it as 'buttload' brand. (sorry)
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Old 03-07-18, 10:03 PM
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Saw this & read it as 'buttload' brand. (sorry)
Posted on the wrong forum as well.
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Old 03-08-18, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
On that note.. all of the web retailers have the wrong size charts (at least for men's clothing) for Mavic clothing if that's your issue.
Below is shop.mavic.com 's size chart.. followed by Comp Cyclist (and it's the same at CC as it is at STP).. you'll note that the retailers charts are all off on their sizing labels by one column
Just bought 2 New Jerseys from Craft online cheap
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Old 03-13-18, 10:37 AM
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finally bought some Tektro long reach brakes, after thinking about it for years. Now I can put some modern(ish) wheels on my best vintage frame.
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Old 03-13-18, 10:49 AM
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Old 03-13-18, 11:09 AM
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Old 03-13-18, 12:27 PM
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DT Swiss R23 wheel for my summer bike, and some GP4000ii tyres. It's such a fantastic ride now
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Old 03-13-18, 05:59 PM
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Spent some money on my drivetrain. New chainrings, cassette and chain. Really smoothed out the shifting, it wasnt horrible and maybe had some life left but it was money well spent. I also picked up a Castelli Espresso 4 jacket on clearance almost one third the regular price. Recently bought an Alpha ROS jacket also. I have plenty of warm weather gear and now Im almost set with winter warm gear.
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Old 03-15-18, 05:58 AM
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Scooped up the last set of these this morning on Amazon. These will be mounted on my new Trek 920 I purchased scheduled to be arriving at my LBS 1 May.
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Old 03-15-18, 06:15 AM
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Scooped up the last set of these this morning on Amazon. These will be mounted on my new Trek 920 I purchased scheduled to be arriving at my LBS 1 May.
Huh, those are a little more expensive but those pins look like they'd provide quite a bit more grip than the platform side of my A530s. Interesting, wish I would have known about them a couple months ago.
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Old 03-15-18, 06:18 AM
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Huh, those are a little more expensive but those pins look like they'd provide quite a bit more grip than the platform side of my A530s. Interesting, wish I would have known about them a couple months ago.
I believe they come with two sets of pins, short and long. I will post up more after install. And now the wait....
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Old 03-15-18, 03:37 PM
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Called my local Trek store, found a decent pair of Foray MTB cycling shoes. So I scooped them up, really not super high dollar, but for my needs I think they will be fine. Big hands, big feet, must be a clown. what can I say? I have a narrow foot and they fit perfect. My new Italian designed, Chinese made loafers.
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Old 03-15-18, 06:47 PM
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Yay, someone I can trade shoes with!
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