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Old 09-17-18, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by puma1552



never tried them on (or any cycling shoe), just ordered from the uk, sure hope they fit...im typically a us 9 or in a few cases 9.5...they only had 9.5 so hoping they work out and are comfortable. normally $200, got them for $118
Curious about how you like these and how they fit when they arrive.
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Old 09-17-18, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ARPRINCE
I had one (not the same brand). I can attest that it does scratch the paint although very minor but still.....
However, the main issue is if you want to climb out of the saddle, the bag almost always grazes your inner thighs.
I used it for the first time this weekend on a 82 km ride. It's small enough not to interfere with out of the saddle but it's also small enough to only accommodate two Cliff bars and a Pure Protein Energy bar. The strap over the cables didn't interfere with the cable function (wasn't wrapped tight but didn't sway either) but also prevented the paint from being scratched. The front strap holds onto the headset and the front of the bag rested on tops of the cable guides.

All in all, I liked it.
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Old 09-18-18, 09:37 AM
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My most recent cycling-related purchase was....a bike! Been riding a 2013 Trek Dual Sport hybrid off and on since '13. Getting more seriously into cycling and I decided it was time to buy a proper road bike. Made the choice to go carbon, then (too) little effort to upsell resulted in me ordering and last Friday taking delivery of a 2018 Trek Domane SL8. This bike is stupid light, stupid fast, and admittedly, stupid expensive. But I love it! Can't post any pictures because I don't have a high enough post count yet.
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Old 09-19-18, 04:26 PM
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New set of Gatorskin tires...because I rode the heck out of this set. 2200 miles, and the cord is coming through

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Old 09-21-18, 10:08 PM
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To make a long story short, I lost the O-ring of my speedplay so I went to HomeDepot to get a replacement. It was not a perfect fit but I was able to use it for a few rides until it kindda bubbled out.



After some research on the O-ring size needed, I bought these from Amazon.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NYA5CAQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Exactly what I needed.



Also got one of this. Great tool to inject the pedals with grease (never going back to a syringe).




https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMK7FG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 09-22-18, 04:54 AM
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Old 09-23-18, 03:23 AM
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Give these a shot and see how they compare to GP4KsII.



Short cage and 11-28 to this:




Saddle number #374


The Black Bibs

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Old 09-24-18, 12:29 PM
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i bought knog oi bell in matte black for my commuter.

i like it
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Old 09-24-18, 02:22 PM
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Old 09-25-18, 01:33 AM
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Old 09-26-18, 08:20 AM
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A Belgian Cap, AKA a "Mutt"

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Old 09-26-18, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
A Belgian Cap, AKA a "Mutt"

wow you are always picking up something or another. you getting good deals on this stuff?
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Originally Posted by RidingMatthew
wow you are always picking up something or another. you getting good deals on this stuff?
I always shop the sales, discounts, closeouts and last year's models and hardly ever pay full price.

Some stuff winds up being returned. If the Giro cap doesn't cover my ears then it is going back.


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Old 09-26-18, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
A Belgian Cap, AKA a "Mutt"

Wool?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Wool?
Baaa-a-a-a-a-a

https://www.giro.com/us_en/merinotm-winter-cap.html


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Cool, thanks. Looks like a couple shops have them locally - might have to pick up one if it fits.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Cool, thanks. Looks like a couple shops have them locally - might have to pick up one if it fits.
I'm on a self-imposed prohibition against posting about contentious topics but who can argue with merino wool?

I'm hoping it covers my ears and stays in place. Last year during the 5 week long period which Georgians by birth like to call "Winter" I used a Smartwool PhD beanie, really nice but it crept up and my ear lobes froze. If the Giro cap doesn't cover my ears it will go back and I'll get a space helmet looking Assos fuguCap_S7 thingamajig.

Really digging the euro-retro look of the wool mutt though. The sublime old school way is to wear it backwards post ride.

LMK if you pick yours up and what you think.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
I'm on a self-imposed prohibition against posting about contentious topics but who can argue with merino wool?

I'm hoping it covers my ears and stays in place. Last year during the 5 week long period which Georgians by birth like to call "Winter" I used a Smartwool PhD beanie, really nice but it crept up and my ear lobes froze. If the Giro cap doesn't cover my ears it will go back and I'll get a space helmet looking Assos fuguCap_S7 thingamajig.

Really digging the euro-retro look of the wool mutt though. The sublime old school way is to wear it backwards post ride.

LMK if you pick yours up and what you think.


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I'm a merino advocate - no worries there. I, too, have a Smartwool beanie and yeah, it doesn't get used in freezing weather because of the lack of ear coverage, so that plus the bill are what piqued my interest. The only problem is that I have a big ******* head, but the Giro Peloton caps fit (and are a favorite), so I'm hopeful.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I'm a merino advocate - no worries there. I, too, have a Smartwool beanie and yeah, it doesn't get used in freezing weather because of the lack of ear coverage, so that plus the bill are what piqued my interest. The only problem is that I have a big ******* head, but the Giro Peloton caps fit (and are a favorite), so I'm hopeful.
The Giro Merino Belgian Cap doesn't cover my earlobes. The textile is very soft and the fabric is very light. It would be great for cold but not arctic days. The fit is not tight on my head and overall I love the look. The visor however is larger than I want and lack of complete ear coverage means it is going back.

The Giro Ambient however, is a keeper. The fit is tighter and is a heavier weight fabric with wind block on the front. It covers my ears and the visor is really small. Not merino and nowhere near as stylish though.




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Originally Posted by TimothyH
I'm on a self-imposed prohibition against posting about contentious topics but who can argue with merino wool?

I'm hoping it covers my ears and stays in place. Last year during the 5 week long period which Georgians by birth like to call "Winter" I used a Smartwool PhD beanie, really nice but it crept up and my ear lobes froze. If the Giro cap doesn't cover my ears it will go back and I'll get a space helmet looking Assos fuguCap_S7 thingamajig.

Really digging the euro-retro look of the wool mutt though. The sublime old school way is to wear it backwards post ride.

LMK if you pick yours up and what you think.


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I wear that for at least 1/2 the year- think it's great.

Breathable, not thick, & the best is that you can cover/uncover the ears on the fly for temperature regulation.

The short brim is good in the rain, but blocks vision a bit if you have a low position.
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Just bought the black bibs plus and a jersey from theblackbibs.com. Was $65 for the bib and $45 for the jersey (or $110 for both). Good price. Will see how the quality is when I get them and try them out.


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New Kickr Core smart trainer.
It shipped today, can't wait to try it out. Debating whether to Zwift or to Suffer for the first ride, or maybe neither and do a simulation of a very familiar outdoor ride, Or maybe all three.
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Originally Posted by str8jakett
Curious about how you like these and how they fit when they arrive.
These arrived today, haven't ridden with them but tried them on and they fit really well and are comfortable/stiff. I was worried about size, I'm a 9 or 9.5 US in street shoes so wasn't sure what size to order considering foot swell while riding but somewhat negated by thin cycling socks. I went for the size 43 (US 9.5) and was glad I did, they are perfect. I don't find them too narrow, but my feet are pretty normal width, maybe a tad narrow.

Really happy with them and they look great.
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