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Old 03-25-19, 12:38 PM
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A couple of frivolous purchases for fun.


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Old 03-25-19, 12:40 PM
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I have gotten so absolutely sick and tired of black marks on my leg and clothes and door handles and cleaning that crap up.

Today I bought:
-2x bags molten speed wax
-Mini crock pot cooker
-Medium sized heated ultrasonic cleaner
-a spare chain for all 3 bikes

I'm going to super clean all the chains, including removing the factory lube gunk, then speed wax all 6. Have the other 3 as spares. All connected by quick links.

I AM SO FREAKING DONE with the whole getting super nasty all the time with chain lubes.

We'll see how it goes.
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Old 03-25-19, 01:24 PM
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26" Velocity Dually wheel set

I am anxiously awaiting delivery - going to try them on my 2015 AWOL with Rat Trap Pass 2.3 tires - should be interesting - internal rim width of 39mm. For sizing I installed an old set of 26" MTB wheels with 2.3" tires mounted onto the AWOL. It looks a little ridiculous and I like it!


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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
A couple of frivolous purchases for fun.


frivolous cosmetic purchases are best purchases
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Old 03-26-19, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep
I have gotten so absolutely sick and tired of black marks on my leg and clothes and door handles and cleaning that crap up.


Most people learn how to keep their leg from touching the chain.

I can't remember the last time it happened to me.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup


Most people learn how to keep their leg from touching the chain.

I can't remember the last time it happened to me.
^This^

Seems like SO much work and extra $ to avoid showering and cleaning a little grime off you.
I occasionally get chain grime off me, but, I just wipe it off. lol
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Old 03-26-19, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by motosonic
^This^

Seems like SO much work and extra $ to avoid showering and cleaning a little grime off you.
I occasionally get chain grime off me, but, I just wipe it off. lol
I understand why some people choose wax(I don't with them), but avoiding a CAT 5 tattoo has to be the worst reason.
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Old 03-26-19, 11:08 AM
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Also bought a new set of Pirelli tubeless tyres. They haven't arrived yet though...

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Old 03-27-19, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I understand why some people choose wax(I don't with them), but avoiding a CAT 5 tattoo has to be the worst reason.
What if you could gain a few watts on the TT bike AND make the wife happy by not transferring black tar bike lube all over the house. Win win.
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Took delivery of new Comete Pro Carbon SL UST wheels- my first ever set of deep carbon wheels. Pic is post first ride into work... sorry for the noisy background
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New 105 crankset, WTB Rocket team saddle, and CXD26 wheels from bicycle wheel warehouse.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Double action pump?
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Old 03-30-19, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ARPRINCE
Finally found one at a reasonable price ($119.99) for this color and size!

GIRO Synthe MIPS (Matte Blue - MEDIUM)

Nice!
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Robert Axle Project - Rear through axle
Alex Rims XD-Lite 29ers
Velocity Speed Hubs
DT Apline III spokes
Continental Grand Prix 4-Season 700x32c
and some bits and pieces like a bottle tool holder, degreaser, cleaning brushes etc
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr


Double action pump?
Dynaplug® Online Store | Dynaplug® Racer - Tubeless Bicycle Tire Repair Kit
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Old 03-30-19, 08:17 AM
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Cool. That’s more exciting yet.
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Cool. That’s more exciting yet.
Hopefully I'll never need it.
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Old 03-30-19, 11:21 AM
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Ultrasonic parts cleaner from Harbor Freight.

https://www.harborfreight.com/25-lit...ner-63256.html
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alright so i've been om a buying binge:


already on the bike


sorry for the bad pic but yeah the green bar tape


should be here wednesday



these 2 are on the way




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Ordered.
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Continental Grand Prix 4 Season tires from Merlin @ $35.00 each.
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This Pearl Izumi – Elite Barrier convertible, but in red
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This Pearl Izumi – Elite Barrier convertible, but in red
It's a shame they removed the breast pocket. It was a great place to put a phone.
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