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delbiker1 10-26-19 02:27 PM

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.https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3e55724ab0.jpg

Nice new wheels!

BengalCat 10-26-19 02:33 PM

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.

N00b_Cyclist 10-26-19 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by BengalCat (Post 21181252)
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.

GlennR 10-26-19 06:19 PM

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.

https://i.imgur.com/JtDs172.jpg

Hackman61 10-26-19 11:27 PM

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.

bpcyclist 10-27-19 12:50 AM


Originally Posted by Hackman61 (Post 21181741)
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.

billnuke1 10-27-19 09:23 AM

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!
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a7920e4df.jpeg

I like stories behind things...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0390819e51.png

Kool!

swag72 10-27-19 01:00 PM

New bike for me :)

MagicHour 10-27-19 03:12 PM

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.

...#marginalgains :thumb:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2b3f11392c.jpg

canklecat 10-27-19 07:46 PM

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.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e4fde27772.jpg

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.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4b4fedcc72.jpg

Lo-rez crop from a screencap off my video camera.

Decadence 10-31-19 05:16 AM

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gran...ber/1232293915

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


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d18c9ce691.jpg

bpcyclist 10-31-19 05:30 AM


Originally Posted by Decadence (Post 21188061)
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gran...ber/1232293915

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


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d18c9ce691.jpg

That's a cool bike. I haven't seen a GT in quite awhile.

sfrider 11-02-19 02:35 PM

A Bontrager Ion 200 just to have in case I get caught out after dark. The additional visibility is good, but mostly I need a token light to comply with law. With the time change coming up I just want something small that can go in the seat bag or my backpack for commuting, without carrying my rather largish Dinotte kit. That stuff is still vastly superior for actual illumination, but overkill to always have on hand over winter. (Why didn't I get something like this sooner? Doh.)

And a new pair of fall/spring cycling gloves that at least try to work with smartphones. (Assos intermediate.) That's mainly for road use, but I'm sure they'll be nice to and from work, too.

billnuke1 11-02-19 05:50 PM

‘another one!
 
Couldn’t pass it up! We were in Penn. on vacation and seller didn’t want to ship...we are in Mass. Picked it up the first day!
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fc29444c5.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...51c6bf833.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a958e3b80.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6c01d0b8e.jpeg

TriBiker19 11-03-19 06:42 PM

Tape, hoods, and a saddle for the Fuji and my son decided my helmet needed to be improved.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e8d4acf384.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...96930a588e.jpg

My son found the googly eyes and my new helmet.

CarloM 11-05-19 07:45 PM

DT Swiss 54T star ratchet (upgrading my DT Swiss 240s hubs from 18T)...love the new freewheel sound, can't wait to ride it tomorrow!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec5743e8d3.jpg

noodle soup 11-06-19 08:11 AM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e038c23e_o.jpg

$110

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c870a02a_o.jpg

$28

SkepticalOne 11-06-19 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by CarloM (Post 21196474)
DT Swiss 54T star ratchet (upgrading my DT Swiss 240s hubs from 18T)...love the new freewheel sound, can't wait to ride it tomorrow!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec5743e8d3.jpg

Never knew this existed - just bought my own:D

CarloM 11-06-19 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by SkepticalOne (Post 21197884)
Never knew this existed - just bought my own:D

Here are some before and after videos. Also, I was very surprised how I could tell the reduction in engagement angle affected my ride. It wasn't just that the wheel starts almost instantaneously from when you apply pedal force. It is also very obvious when, for example, you switch to an easier gear while pedaling, and suddenly you're cadence is lower for that new gear so you speed up a little and there's a small "kachunk" (for lack of a better way to describe the sound) as you catch up to the pedal/gear's new cadence. Well that never happened on my ride, no matter how much I shifted. Very happy that I made this purchase.

18T freewheel sound

54T freewheel sound

woodcraft 11-08-19 10:53 AM

60mm tubulars w/ DA cassette & good (even well glued) tires. $175


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f9506387dc.jpg

Bryan C. 11-08-19 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by CarloM (Post 21196474)
DT Swiss 54T star ratchet (upgrading my DT Swiss 240s hubs from 18T)...love the new freewheel sound, can't wait to ride it tomorrow!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec5743e8d3.jpg


Originally Posted by SkepticalOne (Post 21197884)
Never knew this existed - just bought my own:D

I prefer the 36t ratchet for my road bike. The 54 I use on my Diverge and MTB. Better engagement but also louder and higher frequency noise.

CarloM 11-08-19 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by Bryan C. (Post 21200366)
I prefer the 36t ratchet for my road bike. The 54 I use on my Diverge and MTB. Better engagement but also louder and higher frequency noise.

It is definitely high pitched and loud...which is what I was after. In my area, there is an annoying amount of hipsters people on Bird scooters riding 3-4 abreast and hogging up a bike lane, going 10mph and talking about their favorite skinny jeans or third wave coffee shops, and completely unaware of anyone else who is using the lane. So when they're clogging up the lane, I want to freewheel and let those people know that there are riders around. :lol:

Dr.Lou 11-09-19 02:27 AM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f0323f9af.jpeg
I bought and installed an 11-46 cog set for my Surly Krampus, replacing the 11-42. I also replaced the 30T chainring with a 28T on my Marin Pine Mountain 1. The hills here in the Philippines can be pretty steep.:)

sjh953 11-09-19 04:24 PM

Don't know why I didn't think of this before, but have been using these heated socks for the past two weeks with good results. Definitely take the edge off the chilled toes.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...09c914147c.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...25558f41fb.jpg

Here's the Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WRWLJJM/

wipekitty 11-09-19 04:43 PM

My last CO2 chuck broke, so I got this:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3b3b27fe99.jpg

It works great. It even managed to fill a valve that was not long enough for the wheel. (Somehow I managed to run out of tires with either long valves or a removable core, so...I bought some new tires as well.)

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ad842b4649.jpg


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