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Old 10-08-19, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Smitty2k1
It was a full 3 hour session, we tried all kinds of stuff, did some video analysis, talked through my pain points etc. I think the person knew what they were doing but I sorta stumped them...
The other takeaway was to just try some new saddles, but by the time we got to this conclusion it was about 3 hours in and I technically only paid for 2 hours.
Just my $.02 and obviously don't know your circumstances, but I can't imagine a bike fitting makes much financial sense until you've probably spent at least 500 miles (arbitrary number) on the bike you have. ie. I think probably a waste of money for a new cyclist on a new bike with no real miles on a bike.
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Old 10-08-19, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
Just my $.02 and obviously don't know your circumstances, but I can't imagine a bike fitting makes much financial sense until you've probably spent at least 500 miles (arbitrary number) on the bike you have. ie. I think probably a waste of money for a new cyclist on a new bike with no real miles on a bike.
I put 1400 miles on the bike before finally trying a professional fit.
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Old 10-08-19, 05:55 PM
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Old 10-16-19, 04:47 AM
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Rotor round chainrings 50/34 with spider. planning to Rotor Inspider power meter when it becomes available.
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Old 10-16-19, 09:24 AM
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Shock pump for the mountain bike.



And armor for mountain biking

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Old 10-16-19, 09:42 AM
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Cheap in box e-bike from CL
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Old 10-16-19, 04:52 PM
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Just bought 2 more jerseys...getting too many now.
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Old 10-16-19, 06:01 PM
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Old 10-22-19, 09:54 AM
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Favero Assioma & BBR60




Rockin the power meters for winter.
Seem to be a more reasonable purchase these days.

Now off to fix a squeaky BB. Hopefully it's what fixes it.
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Old 10-22-19, 10:08 AM
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To get me back interested in some pain on the TT bike, picked up some stuff.

Bodypaint 3.3 skinsuit on sale. I could have saved another $30 if I waited another month, but whatever. Still got it 1/2 off what they usually run. No joke, I'm a good weight and height to fit a size medium in it and it still takes a solid 5 to 7 minutes to pull on. Zero creases or folds. This will be raceday only attire. My old skinsuit I can get in in like a minute but it's nowhere near as nice.



PDQ/open mold TT cockpit from Planetx. I needed more adjustability for stack and something that doesn't clamp onto a round bar, in other words it won't rotate on bumps. Also bought two Bayonet stems for my Felt DA so I can dial the reach in perfectly. I started by ditching the 100mm and going with a 60mm, feels amazing so far. First ride on the combo with a little more stack I put out a whole 25w more than usual. The stack on my old bars/pads was permanently fixed and stupid stupid low.

All the pics of those seem to be copyrighted/blocked, but you can google it. Pretty sharp kit and good initial quality. They stole the Cammish PDQ design and now it's an "open mold" product.
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Old 10-24-19, 08:22 AM
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I just picked up a set of Roval CLX50's and GP5000's. Both of which are excellent.


roval-clx50 by Jamey Freeman, on Flickr
Dang! This bike is off the hook.
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Old 10-25-19, 06:10 AM
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Elbow pads for the mountain bike.
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Old 10-25-19, 11:16 AM
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Free tool chest



Not new, but new to me, and filled with a mix of Snap-on and Craftsman tools.

My neighbor's husband passed away a few years ago, and the house is getting too much for her to handle alone. I've helped her take care of the grapefruit, orange and lemon tree for years, but now she's selling the house.
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Old 10-25-19, 07:51 PM
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Well I've just bought pretty much everything at once haha, as I'm upgrading my whole setup. But other than the new bike, I also just purchased Giro Synthe helmet, Northwave Sonic Carbon shoes, and Favero Assioma Duo pedals.
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Old 10-26-19, 02:27 PM
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My 2003 Lemond Poprad with the new Campagnolo Zonda wheelset I purchased. I mounted some Serfas Seca 25mm tires for the first spin on the wheels. The Zonda's are very nice and the bike feels like a totally different bike with them and the 25mm tires. I will probably go to Hutchinson Fusion 5 clinchers when the Gatorskin 32s I have been riding are worn out.

Nice new wheels!
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Old 10-26-19, 02:33 PM
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Got a pair of Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Road sunglasses. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well they lived up to the hype of optimal vision and protection. Their optical performance over the middle of the road priced or low priced but otherwise genuinely decent quality riding glasses is dramatic.
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Old 10-26-19, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BengalCat
Got a pair of Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Road sunglasses. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well they lived up to the hype of optimal vision and protection. Their optical performance over the middle of the road priced or low priced but otherwise genuinely decent quality riding glasses is dramatic.
Oh very nice. Been looking at Oakley. Great to hear that they actually perform.
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Old 10-26-19, 06:19 PM
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Had to replace the dropped screw for the battery cover on my eTap shifter. The screw was part of a kit so it was much cheaper to just buy 100 from McMaster.

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Old 10-26-19, 11:27 PM
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Kask Rapido helmet in White. I've never worn such a light helmet before. I have been rocking a Bell Venture for 13 years. Thought it was time to up my game.
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Old 10-27-19, 12:50 AM
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Kask Rapido helmet in White. I've never worn such a light helmet before. I have been rocking a Bell Venture for 13 years. Thought it was time to up my game.
Heard good things about that helmet. I currently ride a poc Octal, which I really like. Also super-light. Great ventilation. But I think next time, I'm gonna try a Kask.
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Old 10-27-19, 09:23 AM
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Durango Yeti Kaddie...

Park Tool Kaddie purported to have come out of the Durango Yeti shops...I did some reaserch and found a picture with this Kaddie in the background...
Finally got some time in my schedule to to give a critical look at my Kaddie...Boom! “YETI” sticker!


I like stories behind things...


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Old 10-27-19, 01:00 PM
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Old 10-27-19, 03:12 PM
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OXO Good Grips Bottle Brush ...no seriously, I never had such clean bike bottles until now (we don't have a dishwasher). Soft bristles won't mar up plastic (unlike others I've tried) but still gets rid of muck buildup you didn't even realize was there.

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Old 10-27-19, 07:46 PM
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A remarkably good and cheap windbreaker for our moderate winter rides. It's one of those silly sounding off-brands so common on Amazon -- Outto. But not quite as goofy as "Spotti" and -- I kid you not -- Bpbtti, which, I'm guessing, is pronounced by blowing a raspberry.

For the past couplafew winters I've worn a Pearl Izumi Select Barrier jacket over a long sleeve jersey. It's not bad but it's basically another plastic windbreaker that isn't as rain resistant or breathable as makers claim. Same with my Shimano Storm Jacket -- very resistant to rain and wind, but it doesn't "breathe." I end up soaking wet under the jackets, but warm anyway because the wind resistance prevents chilling.

I've had similar issues with my GoreTex gear intended for hiking or motorcycling. They're fine for that purpose but don't breathe well enough to prevent getting soaked with sweat on bike rides. (Yeah, I know, I need to buy the appropriate GoreTex type for that purpose --- but the stuff is pricey and our winters aren't bad enough to justify a $200+ jacket.)

The cheap $25 Outto has fleece lined wind and mist resistant panels where it counts, and typical stretchy breathable panels where it's out of the wind but essential to handling perspiration.

During two rides this weekend -- 25 miles in the 50s, 33 miles with the morning starting at 40F -- I felt warm and dry inside the Outto jacket. But when I got home and took off the jacket the black stretchy fabric was absolutely soaked. The fleece lined wind resistant fabric wicks the sweat away very effectively, directing it to the stretchy black fabric breathable panels. Even the outside wallet/ID/key zippered pocket was soaked, and it wasn't even in direct contact with the inner fleece lining. Yet I never noticed the dampness while riding.

It fits as described in the Amazon listing. I'm 5'11", 150 lbs and the medium fits fine across the shoulders and waist. It's somewhat tailored toward the waist but a relaxed fit with plenty of room for layering. I wore a snug fitting wicking t-shirt and long sleeve wicking hoodie of very thin material to cover my ears and neck. Still plenty of room for another layer or single thicker baselayer or jersey in case the temperature warmed up later in the day.

It's darned good for $25. Give it a try if you want a beater windbreaker for gravel or single track, or, like me, a cheapskate on a tight budget.



Lo-rez crop from a screencap off my video camera. Yeah, I wear goofy shorts with white hems because I ride at night a lot. And I have zero sense of style.


Lo-rez crop from a screencap off my video camera.
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Old 10-31-19, 05:16 AM
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Bit of an impulse purchase since it's a bit too small for me, but $500 for a hardly used full Dura Ace 7800 groupset and similarly near-new Ksyrium wheels seemed too good to pass up. Even the Conti GP4k tyres look like they've hardly seen the road



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