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taz777 08-22-18 06:07 AM

I recently invested in these obscenely-priced Jagwire rotating hooks/clips that bind brake and gear cables together to stop them rubbing on the frame, and also keep them looking neater. Whilst a zip tie or c-clips could do a very similar job, these clips allow each of the two cable to rotate independently.

https://i.imgur.com/lchC7Mf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NM9Ngv9.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/rj39ne2.jpg

noglider 08-22-18 10:22 AM

I got this hat a couple of months ago and lost it when it was in my back pocket. I bought another one because I like it so much. It's made of synthetic but wicks as well as wool does. I wear it when on or off the bike, knowing fully well that I'm breaking Rule #22.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...799375703e.jpg

WhyFi 08-22-18 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 20521075)
I got this hat a couple of months ago and lost it when it was in my back pocket. I bought another one because I like it so much. It's made of synthetic but wicks as well as wool does. I wear it when on or off the bike, knowing fully well that I'm breaking Rule #22.

The Giro Peloton is another option if you want a good wicking cap. On a couple of occasions, I have inadvertently touched another persons post-ride cap and have been disgusted with how wet and gross they are in comparision.

Sy Reene 08-22-18 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 20521075)
I got this hat a couple of months ago and lost it when it was in my back pocket. I bought another one because I like it so much. It's made of synthetic but wicks as well as wool does. I wear it when on or off the bike, knowing fully well that I'm breaking Rule #22.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...799375703e.jpg

The hat's nice, but since Rockbros is probably most well known for ripping off Spurcycle, I'm not a fan.

WhyFi 08-22-18 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 20521866)
The hat's nice, but since Rockbros is probably most well known for ripping off Spurcycle, I'm not a fan.

I know that some aren't fans of RockBros, which is why I mentioned the Giro Peloton as an alternative for a good wicking cap.

chainwhip 08-23-18 08:13 PM

New Tail Light Blinky...with Accelerometer(Brake Light):$20
 
I'm chuffed.
I'm not normally chuffed.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f3a011272d.jpg
I think quite a few BF members might really, really like this light.

Easy install.(3 minute, zip tie mount).
Rechargeable via mini USB.
Form factor(simple,small, unobtrusive).
$20.00 shipped.
Machined Housing & Bracket.
Deceleration activates *braking light*. whoa.

Unknowns:
Visibility at distance.
Long term Durability and Water Resistance.
Duration of Charge/Time to ReCharge.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...8qPEMjKkODkPkg

sjanzeir 08-23-18 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by chainwhip (Post 20524339)
Deceleration activates *braking light*. whoa.

That's interesting! How hard do you need to brake for the brake light to activate? I would suppose that coasting in the flat won't trigger it.

chainwhip 08-23-18 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by sjanzeir (Post 20524394)
That's interesting! How hard do you need to brake for the brake light to activate? I would suppose that coasting in the flat won't trigger it.

Gonna be hard to see/test on the bike.
(no helment mirror).

Just came in the mail this evening.

A hand-held swing and deceleration at my dining table tripped the function into a brighter mode.


Ready for a road test.

TimothyH 08-24-18 06:46 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3d0da3929d.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e29c21ec09.jpg

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f5c16775da.jpg

noglider 08-24-18 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 20521866)
The hat's nice, but since Rockbros is probably most well known for ripping off Spurcycle, I'm not a fan.

I hadn't heard about that, so I looked it up. It is discussed here, where Rockbros copied the Spurcycle bell. Did Spurcycle patent it? That's not clear to me.

Nachoman 08-24-18 08:03 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e2ed5dfc60.jpg
Rapha waterproof case.

chainwhip 08-24-18 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by Nachoman (Post 20524939)

Bought at sale price? $32.-?

ARPRINCE 08-24-18 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by Nachoman (Post 20524939)

That looks like the leather case. They have a disclaimer on the description about being waterproof.
https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/l...roduct/ECS01XX

If you need a waterproof case, you should get the rainproof version. The case and zipper is different on this one as well.
https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/r...roduct/LEC05XX

The zipper of the rainproof version.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...18744979c1.jpg

Nachoman 08-24-18 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by chainwhip (Post 20525128)
bought at sale price? $32.-?

$35.00

Nachoman 08-24-18 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by ARPRINCE (Post 20525336)
That looks like the leather case. They have a disclaimer on the description about being waterproof.
https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/l...roduct/ECS01XX

If you need a waterproof case, you should get the rainproof version. The case and zipper is different on this one as well.
https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/r...roduct/LEC05XX

The zipper of the rainproof version.

Good catch. I was just being sloppy by calling it by the wrong name, i.e. waterproof instead of rainproof and using a stock google image of the wrong item. oooops..

TimothyH 08-24-18 03:34 PM

A hardcover copy of "Need for the Bike" by Paul Fournell.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...d_for_the_Bike

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cd4a425abd.jpg

chainwhip 08-24-18 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by TimothyH (Post 20525849)

Terrific book...passed to me by a friend...bought my own copy.
Probably time to read it again.
...

SylvainG 08-24-18 08:27 PM

Duco Polarized Cycling Sunglasses

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2e1ae183e9.jpg

Reeses 08-25-18 10:00 PM

Pair of 23 Vittoria Corsa g+ tubulars to finish my build

primov8 08-28-18 07:26 AM

Now that I'm back riding once again, the Storck needed an upgrade. Got a great deal on a set of '18 Reynolds Strike SLG 62 carbon clinchers.

M_Wales 08-28-18 05:02 PM

My 2018 Raleigh Port Townsend.. Brooks B17 saddle in Honey on the way to replace the stock saddle..

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9b4893ef6c.jpg

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d9cb4c9fce.jpg

Homebrew01 08-29-18 05:21 AM

MOD NOTE: Firearms related pictures and discussions are not permitted outside of the P & R forum.
They have been removed.

Esthetic 08-29-18 06:45 AM

Summer months of cleaning out the garage and basement, selling my old TCR and recycling those dollars into what i'm calling the Project Redrum build. Almost there.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7ca103ae43.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c1e5db644b.jpg

Colnago Mixte 08-29-18 07:19 AM

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Poor Man's, Rapha-style "Tall Socks".

Buy the regular ankle socks at Walmart, you know, the ones that are always too short, but buy the "big and tall" ones. 6 pair, $3.98. I LOVE this country!

taz777 08-29-18 11:13 AM

I've just bought two pairs of these Nalini Red mitts that are very, very nice. They were at a great discount from CRC and are quite hard to find.

I was looking for a pair of mitts to replace my ageing Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 mitts which are no longer available.

I bought one size up for a better fit (bought XL, usually buy Large). They are supremely comfortable and the fit is anatomically correct. They have sweat strip above the thumb and pull strips on the fingers to help get them off after a ride.

The picture shows one pair of the gloves with the left glove showing the back of the hand side and the right glove showing the palm side.

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


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