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Old 04-16-19, 10:14 PM
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Compact bench vice to replace the current disappointing one.

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Originally Posted by woodcraft
Compact bench vice to replace the current disappointing one.


NICE! Does the base swivel? I might have to get one of those to replace the barely funcitonal vise I have now....
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Old 04-18-19, 12:44 PM
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a backup byways tire for commuting and a 9 speed cassette.

I need a bottom bracket and Crankset for my commuter
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Looks good so far. The new & the old.

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Totally adequate. Fine right out of the (double) box. $76.00

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WOW, that Wiley frame, what wouldn't I do for that?!?!
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I determined that my bikes have a tan sidewall tire deficiency, after coming to the self-realization that I ogle every bike I see sporting them. Wanted to upgrade the stock tires on my Roubaix, heard that Turbo Cottons are a bit fragile and expensive, so ordered some Vittoria Corsa G+ clinchers from Merlin. Excited to try Vittorias for the first time.
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Originally Posted by surak
I determined that my bikes have a tan sidewall tire deficiency, after coming to the self-realization that I ogle every bike I see sporting them. Wanted to upgrade the stock tires on my Roubaix, heard that Turbo Cottons are a bit fragile and expensive, so ordered some Vittoria Corsa G+ clinchers from Merlin. Excited to try Vittorias for the first time.
I agree that blackwalls are more practical, and that's what I usually have, but I still like tan walls.

I haven't tried the Corsa G+ tires, but I bet they're great. Vittoria makes tires every bit as good as the other best companies.
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Originally Posted by surak
I determined that my bikes have a tan sidewall tire deficiency, after coming to the self-realization that I ogle every bike I see sporting them. Wanted to upgrade the stock tires on my Roubaix, heard that Turbo Cottons are a bit fragile and expensive, so ordered some Vittoria Corsa G+ clinchers from Merlin. Excited to try Vittorias for the first time.
Supple!!! I suspect you will love their road feels and cornering grip . I loved Corsas, had the Anthracite sidewalls. I wish more tubeless came with those tan sidewalls
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Old 04-19-19, 05:19 PM
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I remember when you announce you would be a grandfather.

Time flies. Congratulations. Buying that and watching it used for the first time must be special.



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Old 04-21-19, 11:44 AM
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Thought I posted these, guess I screwed up.
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New silver Potenza group for a Cinelli Supercorsa build.
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Old 04-23-19, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MagicHour
Cateye BM-45 mirror. Never thought I'd be so stoked about putting a mirror on a road bike but this inexpensive, lightweight, small mirror works amazingly well for keeping an eye out behind you and doesn't look ridiculous or get in the way. Getting another one for both bikes now.

Thanks, I'm ordering one to try on one of my road bike's. The other drop bar end mirrors I've seen on friends' bikes were much pricier.

I usually have a mirror on my helmet and will probably continue using it (old C2 neck injury hinders my flexibility and it's hard to look over my shoulder). But when I'm in the drops I need to crane my neck up and sometimes get out of the drops to look behind me. The bar end mirror looks like it might work well to supplement the helmet mirror.
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Old 04-23-19, 04:10 PM
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Giro Zero CS gloves. Minimalist, no padding, just a thin microfiber palm patch. No straps. The pocket/pouch looking doodads on the middle and ring fingers are to help pull off the gloves. They're good. Just enough to protect the palms and knuckles from scrapes.

Didn't really need or want another pair of gloves but the LBS discounted the price on the hi-vis yellow set, so what the heck.

I needed gloves when I first resumed cycling in 2015, but now don't really need them for riding comfort on the road bike. Probably a combination of comfortable bar wrap, getting into better shape, and tweaking the bit fit so there's less weight on my hands. But now my old pair of padded gloves annoy me a little and don't feel quite right. I preferred my unpadded Bontrager Thermal RXL gloves most of the time.



Giro Zero CS minimalist gloves
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Old 04-24-19, 08:36 AM
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Not a new purchase, but Garmin sent a replacement

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Originally Posted by canklecat
Giro Zero CS gloves. Minimalist, no padding, just a thin microfiber palm patch. No straps. The pocket/pouch looking doodads on the middle and ring fingers are to help pull off the gloves. They're good. Just enough to protect the palms and knuckles from scrapes.


Giro Zero CS minimalist gloves
Those are my favorite gloves. These ones are a huge improvement over the older style with a natural leather palm, because the dyes from the leather would bleed into your skin.
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Old 04-24-19, 09:07 AM
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a new bike for my son

I bought this for my son Friday we rode over 12 miles Sunday.




2018 Coop CTY 24" Clearance
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Old 04-25-19, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by kansukee
New silver Potenza group for a Cinelli Supercorsa build.
ooooh...we're gonna need pics of said build. what color frame?
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Old 04-25-19, 05:20 AM
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Giro Zero CS minimalist gloves
Is it just my imagination, but are more and more gloves coming out that no longer have the velcro tab. I just bought a similar style pair of Nalini's; not in this color scheme, but same model.

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Old 04-25-19, 09:34 AM
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Finally got a pair of these to transport our bikes. No more trying to stuff two bikes in the back of a VW Golf.

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Old 04-25-19, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
Is it just my imagination, but are more and more gloves coming out that no longer have the velcro tab. I just bought a similar style pair of Nalini's; not in this color scheme, but same model.

Gloves might be a little more aero without the Velcro straps. That might matter to some cyclists. I just liked the Giro Zero CS because they were comfortable and didn't bind the web between my thumb and forefinger. And there's some protection from chafed skin.
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for $20 , I couldn't resist.

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Originally Posted by noodle soup
for $20 , I couldn't resist.

Nice....
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Nice....
Thanks. I've wanted this jersey since 2007, but just couldn't justify $100 for a gag jersey.
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