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Old 11-10-18, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
[MENTION=470105]taz777[/MENTION] How does that Muc Off work? I've been looking for a good cleaner for my matte bike and am interested in hearing your thoughts/opinions. Cheers.
I'm trying it out today on two bikes: the fat bike which has 'army green' matt paint, and the Blue Prosecco which has a carbon finish.

I'll let you know and will take some photos if the weather holds up here in London!
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Old 11-10-18, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
[MENTION=470105]taz777[/MENTION] How does that Muc Off work? I've been looking for a good cleaner for my matte bike and am interested in hearing your thoughts/opinions. Cheers.
Here's my opinion on the Muc-Off Matt Finish Detailer:



It exceeded my expectations! I've got some fairly high-end car detailing products at home and this detailer stacked up pretty well. I just applied it using a micro-fibre cloth by spraying a little onto the cloth and polishing the bike. It goes on really easily and does not leave a streaky finish. I'd say it's a soft sheen finish. One other benefit I found is that this detailer will last a very long time as very little gets used per bike.

Here's a fair few photos of this detailer's finish across two bikes so you can judge for yourself.















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Old 11-11-18, 09:14 PM
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Wow. Looks good! I may have to give it try. Thanks!
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Old 11-11-18, 11:30 PM
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PBK bibs, jersey, baselayer, & Shimano replacement cleats

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Old 11-12-18, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
Wow. Looks good! I may have to give it try. Thanks!
I paid 5.99GBP for it from Wiggle. An absolute steal for a cycling-specific product these days! And it'll last a good couple of years across several bikes.

I ended up doing more than just the paintwork - tried in on the rubber hoods and grips and they came out nice too.
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Old 11-14-18, 02:52 PM
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Moving cables from above bottom bracket to below on my Sekai.

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Old 11-20-18, 12:05 PM
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Ordered a pair of these, not due until next month but they should be awsome. This is the most money I have ever spent on footwear.
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Old 11-20-18, 08:05 PM
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Wheelset plus

Today I received a set of Vuelta Corsa SLX disc wheels. Purchased from Nashbar, $245 after 30% off and free shipping. I have been waiting for this sale to purchase them. They come with both QRs and Thru axles. I am waiting on brake rotors I got for a better price from Jensen USA, also on sale. I will be mounting them on an Orbea Avant MD40. With the Jensen order I also received: 9 spd shimano chain, 10 spd shimano chain, 8 spd Sram chain, 9 spd chain pins, Shimano SPD, SH-51 cleats, Shimano 105/10 spd 50T chain ring and a set of Vittoria Cross XL Pro tires 33s. I guess I have some work to do. Next 5 days off for Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-20-18, 09:09 PM
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Too good of a deal to pass up

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Old 11-21-18, 10:44 AM
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I got the dual Watteam Powerbeat G3 Power Meter just so I can prove to myself that I have no power. Took advantage of the CleverTraining 20% off sale.

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Old 11-21-18, 03:50 PM
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New bike build. A 2019 Trek Madone,



Rim Brake, Rage Red. Will be built with Dura Ace Di2 9150, and Bontrager XXX 6 wheels.
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Old 11-21-18, 04:19 PM
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Just ordered one of these. 2018 Tarmac Comp Disc.
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Old 11-21-18, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
New bike build. A 2019 Trek Madone,



Rim Brake, Rage Red. Will be built with Dura Ace Di2 9150, and Bontrager XXX 6 wheels.
Nice. I look forward to seeing some pics when it's done.
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Old 11-21-18, 04:51 PM
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The drop on my stock bars was too short, and they needed to be a lil wider, figured I'd save some weight while I was at it. 180g for $100, not bad, came in a cool bag too.

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Old 11-22-18, 06:02 PM
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Picked up some winter boot/shoes at Nashbar with the extra 30% sale. Will help with cold road rides during spring/fall and on mtn bike rides. I hate having cold/wet feet.
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Old 11-23-18, 05:30 PM
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BOOM! Reynolds R4 carbon wheels for $700 at the Performance Bike Sale...and they aren't Chinese.

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Old 11-23-18, 06:41 PM
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BOOM! Reynolds R4 carbon wheels for $700 at the Performance Bike Sale...and they aren't Chinese.
Decent price, but can't find any data that supports these aren't (mostly) chinese, eg. https://roadbikeaction.com/being-the...uarters-video/
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Old 11-23-18, 09:07 PM
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Two 27 x 1 1/4 inner tubes, $13.
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Old 11-23-18, 09:20 PM
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I got myself a pair of Continental Ride Tour tires, 700x37 for the ol Trek CrossRip LTD. So far I love them and can run lower pressures comfortably. It's been ages since I rode on skinny high pressure tires.
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Old 12-04-18, 07:28 AM
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Apidura Race Frame Pack.

Primary use case is fast and light gravel riding in areas with few services but it might go on the road bike occasionally.

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Old 12-04-18, 08:32 AM
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Old 12-05-18, 01:22 PM
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Hozan "Rock Ring" lock ring wrench.

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Old 12-10-18, 12:56 AM
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Got my son a new bike to replace the one that was stolen - this is his choice of course and for the price (£188) it is like new so he is happy and so am I. Needs some lights and mudguards next.



Carrera Centos 300
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Old 12-11-18, 04:30 PM
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Old 12-11-18, 06:26 PM
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Some 3T gear and bigger tires for my new Tarmac. It’s going to be more of a rain p/winter bike.
New equivalent to the Ergonova bar the Superergo



3T Stylus 25, same post I have on my Felt and really like it


Got these in a 28, fit my Tarmac with room to spare and measure 30 mounted on DT470 OEM wheels
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