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Old 07-05-19, 07:31 AM
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I didn't get any extra points. Weird.
I'm not holding my breath. For them to just randomly give $25 without a minimal spend seemed unlikely. We'll see if the order ships.
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Old 07-05-19, 07:51 AM
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Picked up 2017 Kickr smart trainer. No more excuses🤔

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Old 07-05-19, 09:47 AM
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New headset - Cane Creek 40 - for #2 road bike.
You know the replaced set was bad when the difference is perceptible, let alone remarkable!

GPS - Lezyne Micro
Joined a team this year, they use Strava, hence, as the app running on Android phone is less than ideal...
It's sleeker than wired wheel magnet speedo.
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Old 07-05-19, 10:18 AM
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A bike awning.

Amazon Amazon

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If I know its going to rain or after my last ride of the day I'll put my bike to bed in the garage, but this is great for keeping the weather off of it during the day in between rides or if I forget to bring it in at night.

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Old 07-05-19, 07:06 PM
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specialized order, had a huge sale bar tape only $12


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Upgrading my old Powertap rear wheel to a Stages crank arm. single side only since i'm ok being within a few watts. Now I can use my lighter rear wheel.
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Old 07-08-19, 08:15 AM
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Was out with the kids today and noticed my eldest looked like she was riding a clowns bike. A few hours later and we have a Trek Marlin 5.

So tonight I was using that as an excuse to drop an order for some water bottles. The frame is quite tight so was looking for side loaders but got her and her sister some kids sized bottles and cages (cute), threw in some grips, cages, tubes, chamois cream for myself of course.

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Old 07-08-19, 09:00 PM
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Lezyne Road Caddy. Wow. That's small. I was expecting small but not deck of cards small. It's much smaller than the Arundel tube bags.

Oh, well, I did want to minimize weight on the old Trek 5900. No point having a lighter bike if I'm gonna carry stuff like I'm going bike packing for a 20-30 mile training ride. I already carry too much stuff on my Ironman just because the Serfas Speed Bag holds so much.

Holds a tube, hefty plastic tire lever, Herokit ultra-flat multitool, Lezyne ultra-teensy patch kit, Mylar packet of DripDrop, and there's probably room for a minimalist CO2 kit, especially if I switch to my smaller tire levers.

Only nit I'd pick is with the fabric loop for hooking a taillight. No way that will hold up for long. I'll use my seatpost mount for the Cygolite Hotshot.

And the new Herokit ultra-flat multitool looks promising. Smallest I could find with a chain tool. Only criticisms from user reviews indicate it can rust a bit in some climates. Pretty good indication of higher carbon steel and probably tougher steel. We'll see. It's much flatter than my current favorite Spin Doctor multitool.
That's much smaller than I'd expected.


Seems to hold the necessities. Snug fit on the saddle, no wobbling.


That's flat.

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Update... This has probably been covered in other reviews but the Lezyne Road Caddy is definitely not big enough to hold a typical CO2 kit, along with a tube, tire levers and multitool.

Even omitting the CO2 cartridge (which could be carried in a jersey pocket), I'm concerned the valve or threaded adapter will eventually wear through that thin Continental Race 28 tube.

The Arundel is a little larger, but the strap doesn't look as sturdy.

I'll keep the Lezyne but I'll continue carrying a mini pump on the water bottle cage.



Not quite large enough.

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Old 07-08-19, 10:43 PM
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Just placed the order. Hopefully will arrive in a couple of days.

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Old 07-09-19, 09:20 PM
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Aero road bars. This was supposed to be a pretty cheap replacement for the ones I crashed on my single speed, but they're pretty sweet. I think I'm going to put them on my road bike and swap the old road bars onto the single.

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Old 07-09-19, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup


First ride with this kit today, and it was very comfortable for the 54 mile ride(in 100+ heat)

The bibs are relatively cheap(under $100 at Oakley and PBK), and the padding is nice. Not too thick, and fairly firm.
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Old 07-10-19, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
Just placed the order. Hopefully will arrive in a couple of days.

Is that made of Brass?
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Old 07-10-19, 08:09 AM
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@jadocs not to my knowledge. I believe it is just a gold coloured chain.
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Old 07-10-19, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jadocs
Is that made of Brass?
The gold KMC chains are Titanium Nitride coated. That material happens to be gold colored, but also has excellent wear and friction properties that are good for chains.

Looking cool is a side effect.
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Old 07-10-19, 10:08 AM
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Brass would be an awful material for a chain. It's too soft.
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Old 07-10-19, 08:15 PM
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Those extra light chains with cutouts can come apart more easily. I'd have expected this to affect only bigger riders, but recently one of my friends who's a small woman had one of those lightweight KMC chains with cutout plates break on her. She's no slowpoke but she doesn't stomp up climbs like I do or stand to sprint in high gear. With my bad cycling habits I'd be worried about a chain coming apart when I stand to climb or sprint. That would just kinda crush my enthusiasm, along with my testicles.
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Old 07-10-19, 08:36 PM
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New saddle

An Antares Versus EVO to replace my 17 year old Aliante. I'm a bit tired of the hammock, one position saddle and want to slide around, especially since I've lost 30 pounds this year, am fitter than when I was in my 30's (I'm 55) and have done so many miles this season already... I deserve it! Now, will it work for me.....hmmm.
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Old 07-10-19, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat
Those extra light chains with cutouts can come apart more easily. I'd have expected this to affect only bigger riders, but recently one of my friends who's a small woman had one of those lightweight KMC chains with cutout plates break on her. She's no slowpoke but she doesn't stomp up climbs like I do or stand to sprint in high gear. With my bad cycling habits I'd be worried about a chain coming apart when I stand to climb or sprint. That would just kinda crush my enthusiasm, along with my testicles.
Great...Now that's going to be going through my mind and I give my bike the beans when I spin up a climb or what have you...Maybe I should have stuck with my tried and true Shimano chain.
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Old 07-10-19, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
Great...Now that's going to be going through my mind and I give my bike the beans when I spin up a climb or what have you...Maybe I should have stuck with my tried and true Shimano chain.
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Old 07-11-19, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat
Those extra light chains with cutouts can come apart more easily. I'd have expected this to affect only bigger riders, but recently one of my friends who's a small woman had one of those lightweight KMC chains with cutout plates break on her. She's no slowpoke but she doesn't stomp up climbs like I do or stand to sprint in high gear. With my bad cycling habits I'd be worried about a chain coming apart when I stand to climb or sprint. That would just kinda crush my enthusiasm, along with my testicles.


Photos please. Some with a newspaper(and today's date on it).

I've seen many chains come apart at the rivet, but not one(by any manufacturer) break like you are describing.

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Old 07-11-19, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup


Photos please. Some with a newspaper(and today's date on it).

I've seen many chains come apart at the rivet, but not one(by any manufacturer) break like you are describing.
Sloppy wording. The plates didn't "break". The two I've heard of -- including one I've seen -- came apart at the rivets. Not sure whether the cutouts in the plates make them more vulnerable to twisting.

I also didn't ask whether the owners reused rivets, used Shimano type rivets, or some sort of quick links. I suppose rivets could be peened again but I don't know how many folks know to do that. And some quick links, like the Taya bendy plates, are reportedly more prone to coming loose. I've used the Taya and had no problems, but switched back to KMC and Missing Links after a few months.
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Originally Posted by canklecat
Sloppy wording. The plates didn't "break". The two I've heard of -- including one I've seen -- came apart at the rivets.


Okay. I've seen many chains fail, but it's always been at the rivets..
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Originally Posted by canklecat
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Old 07-13-19, 02:26 PM
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Most recent purchase...

A new LED multi-function, usb chargable headlight and tail light.

The news ones will go on my daily ride; the old ones will go on my wife's occasional ride, now that she has begun riding with me sometimes.
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My most recent purchase was a Light & Motion Vis 360 helmet light system. It features a bright headlight wired to a rear light mounted battery. I absolutely love it. I've noticed more interaction from drivers because when I look at them, the helmet mounted headlight shines straight on them. I'm very safety conscious, especially here in the US where a lot of drivers are less attentive to cyclists than in Europe. I think a lighting system like this gives yet another advantage to the rider.
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