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Old 07-13-19, 03:59 PM
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Dues for the 5-0 police memorial ride next month and these wheels.
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Old 07-13-19, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by LawSchweiin
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.
Sounds great.. Make sure to look directly into the eyes of every motorist as they come toward you with your new contraption.
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Old 07-14-19, 01:56 PM
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Bike needed a refresh after sitting a couple years.

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GP4000s II tires on sale
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Old 07-14-19, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer
GP4000s II tires on sale
I have these tires. They're pretty amazing.
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After I finished a ride, I noticed my rear tire had a couple of sections where I could see the cotton casing. Time to get new tires! And while I was at it, I got new bartape and a new chain.

Life is much better now.

My old tires were Schwalbe Pro Ones and they lasted me 2500-3000 miles. Not cheap but not one flat and they ride so well.
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Old 07-14-19, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
I have these tires. They're pretty amazing.
Yeah, I have one I bought a while ago, just put it on, haven't ridden it. They're on clearance now since the 5000 is out, but I don't need the best right now, and I've ridden many many 4000s and loved them.
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Old 07-14-19, 06:07 PM
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ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc wheelset.
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Old 07-14-19, 10:42 PM
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Old 07-15-19, 05:13 AM
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French-threaded bottom bracket

Finally got the fixed cup out of the Peugeot UO-8 with the aid of a bench vise and ordered a new bottom bracket for it. Crossing my fingers that I got the correct spindle length for the Stronglight Model 63 that came last week....

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Old 07-15-19, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by wipekitty
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Let us know how that works out for the bike.
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Old 07-15-19, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
Sounds great.. Make sure to look directly into the eyes of every motorist as they come toward you with your new contraption.
I keep it in the flash setting. I think it's perfect in that it catches drivers' attention without being so bright as to blind them or offend them.
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Old 07-15-19, 08:27 AM
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Pair of Continental GP5000 tires 700x28.
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Old 07-15-19, 08:56 AM
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Time for a helmet upgrade. Kask Mojito




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Old 07-15-19, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies
Time for a helmet upgrade. Kask Mojito




I'm a fan of Kask. I have the Vertigo 2.0, I want the Valegro in matt black.
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Old 07-15-19, 03:25 PM
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Only done one ride in the helmet so far, but I do like the fit. My noggin feels really well protected.
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Old 07-15-19, 09:46 PM
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Oh wait- wrong forum...
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Old 07-15-19, 10:22 PM
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a pair of vittoria zaffiro 23's. got 3,100 miles (150 dirt miles) out of the last pair.

a little disturbed about how quickly the exterior of the rear tire disintegrated on a warmish (85+ degrees)

century ride on good pavement after specifically checking the tires for wear/cuts beforehand but i'll give them another go.

only one flat (on that last day century) in 6+ months while riding plenty of mediocre/bad roads.

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Old 07-16-19, 08:07 AM
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two new tyres ...




Two new nice and shiny tyres for my Mezzo D9

Nutrak 16 x 1 3/8" Street Commuter Tyre with Reflective Stripe and Puncture Protection.

Had to change them without any tools ... Now that was a challenge on 16 inch wheels! (yes I did have a pump!)

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Old 07-16-19, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by MezzoLew



Two new nice and shiny tyres for my Mezzo D9

Nutrak 16 x 1 3/8" Street Commuter Tyre with Reflective Stripe and Puncture Protection.

Had to change them without any tools ... Now that was a challenge on 16 inch wheels! (yes I did have a pump!)
I'm sure that's supposed to read "New Track". But I keep reading it as "nut rack". I am a child, confirmed.
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Old 07-16-19, 02:53 PM
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Cool, vintage flip flops! ;-)
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Old 07-16-19, 06:20 PM
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Cool, vintage flip flops! ;-)
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Old 07-16-19, 06:36 PM
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2 pairs of cleats

https://it.aliexpress.com/item/33004...1f7b4c4dJ3Xpdu

If they are actual Shimano cleats, it's a great deal. If they are counterfeit, I'm only out a few $$$.
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Old 07-16-19, 06:40 PM
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A pair of 700 x 28 Schwalbe Marathons.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
2 pairs of cleats

https://it.aliexpress.com/item/33004...1f7b4c4dJ3Xpdu

If they are actual Shimano cleats, it's a great deal. If they are counterfeit, I'm only out a few $$$.
Please quote me when you get them in and let me know.
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Old 07-17-19, 05:47 PM
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