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SkepticalOne 11-10-19 12:50 PM

Sticking with the Domane for a while yet...this time I went ProjectOne for the H1.5 (Pro Endurance) fit option.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...dd591ff1_k.jpg

Sofaking88 11-10-19 06:51 PM

A brand New frame ... looking anyway
 
Purchased some Red and Grey 3m scotbrite to get beauty back to a new look...


my '91 merlin Ti is looking sexier than ever!https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d1df08b2e6.jpghttps://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6fb55387e.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5f5896f263.jpg

Sofaking88 11-10-19 06:55 PM

A brand New frame ... looking anyway
 
Purchased some Red and Grey 3m scotbrite to get beauty back to a new look...


my '91 merlin Ti is looking sexier than ever!https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8dd8fdc301.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6fb55387e.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5f5896f263.jpg

N00b_Cyclist 11-10-19 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 21182918)
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.

This is awesome. I just ordered a ton of weird branded stuff from Wish. Super cheap, super fun shopping for stuff on there. My most recent purchase was yesterday: a few jersey/bib sets, an Outto windbreaker (neat to see someone else who bought one), a few pair of socks, some overshoes, a couple of masks/neck warmers, and 2 x Trek (fake) cold weather jerseys...all for the price of $103, including shipping. Can't wait to see if any of it is quality, or if it's all junk. I'll be the guinea pig for the rest of you. I'll make a post with the items and brands and give a review when it comes in, and then maybe follow-up after a few months or so and see how it holds up.

Of course I also got a bike...but that was yesterday, so old news. ;)

CarloM 11-10-19 09:56 PM

Matching side-loading water bottle cages for my Cervelo. Since I'm a 51 and the triangle is so small, I needed side-loading cages because pulling the bottle straight up was always tricky because it would hit/rub against the top tube.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c0bbb83f31.jpg

canklecat 11-10-19 11:30 PM


Originally Posted by N00b_Cyclist (Post 21203531)
This is awesome. I just ordered a ton of weird branded stuff from Wish. Super cheap, super fun shopping for stuff on there. My most recent purchase was yesterday: a few jersey/bib sets, an Outto windbreaker (neat to see someone else who bought one), a few pair of socks, some overshoes, a couple of masks/neck warmers, and 2 x Trek (fake) cold weather jerseys...all for the price of $103, including shipping. Can't wait to see if any of it is quality, or if it's all junk. I'll be the guinea pig for the rest of you. I'll make a post with the items and brands and give a review when it comes in, and then maybe follow-up after a few months or so and see how it holds up.

Of course I also got a bike...but that was yesterday, so old news. ;)

There are some good quality values in those no-name and silly-name cycling apparel on Amazon. Turns out Spotti and Przewalski are the same company, and some of the same items are sold under both names.

The Przewalski shorts with orange 3D pads have been so comfortable for me on rides up to 100+ miles I ordered a bib set with capri length legs that extend just below the knee. I got 'em just in time to try this weekend on a couple of rides. The extra length means I don't need to mess with separate knee warmers, and it provides a little compression support. They're very good, comparable to The Black Bibs brand bibs and shorts. They're labeled Spotti on the leg hem exterior, but Przewalski on an inside label. The 3D pad is a little different, CoolMax by DuPont, yellow and black with more of a sculpted pad, thicker under the sit bones, thinner where less padding is needed. It's just about as comfortable as the orange 3D pad, and both are better than any other pad I've tried from Pearl Izumi or Black Bibs.

So I can recommend Przewalski or Spotti for bargain priced shorts and bibs, at least the 3D pads. I haven't tried the 4D pads they've been using on newer items.

Princess_Allez 11-10-19 11:57 PM

^ As far as my butt can tell, there's no difference between the 3d and 4d butt pads in the Prezwalski bibs.

bpcyclist 11-11-19 01:59 AM

As I also mentioned either on this thread or another, I have a fair bit of amazon-bought cycling gear, including apparel from some of the mfrs. mentioned a couple of posts above. They are not in my experience all of equal quality or craftsmanship. The two best ones I have worn are from Sponeed and Santic, both terrific. The Sponeed, in particular, is as good as and in some cases significantly better than some of my brand-name, expensive stuff. It is just superior apparel. The 4D gel padding is the best padding I own on any tight or bib, bar none. Keeps its shape over time. I think I paid around fifty dollars? Something like that. Ridiculous. Sponeed is also widely reputed to have over-the-top customer service. My tights are two years old with a ton of miles on them and they look brand-new. Buying myself another pair in a different color scheme for Christmas. Can't wait. There is also a new line that is getting Sponeed-like reviews on amazon, and it is called Ceroti. New Kid. About to order a bib for $57.90. We'll see.

Some of the cycling apparel sold on amazon is not very good though. I have bought some of those. Some, say bibs or tights, the actual clothing/pant part is great. But the shammy is mediocre or, like, nonexistent. That was the case for a couple of inexpensive Baleaf bottoms I got. They were in the 30-45 dollar range, but they are not in the Santic, Sponeed league. Not remotely. I struck out there.

I do support brand-name manufacturers. I own stuff from Canari and Pearl Izumi and REI and Cafe Du Cycliste and poc and more. I am about to buy a very expensive big-name brand bike. But I am also not afraid to save a little cash occasionally. Sometimes, it feels pretty good.

tabl10s 11-12-19 10:01 PM

Darimo handlebar in 44cm, ee "El Real" calipers,
second S-Works Tarmac Ultralight, Rox strips, Garmin Sensor 2's, Fibre-lyte custom rings(51/35), Turbo S(black), second Selle Italia C-59.

znomit 11-13-19 05:30 AM

Garmin edge 530, couldn't pass up a 20% off sale tonight.

lostronin 11-13-19 06:24 AM

Zefal Swan rear fender to rotate between bikes. I like the design - easy off, easy on.

CarloM 11-13-19 11:35 AM

Robert Axle Project Lightning Bolt-On front thru axle for my S3. I did a separate thread and review here but I thought they performed so well they deserved a mention in this thread as well. I was so happy that I bought 3 more directly from them (the rear on the S3 and two for my TCR) just to show the company my support.

It's amazing that their product is both lighter and stronger than the stock TAs Cervelo includes.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...543054d46.jpeg
Robert Axle Project TA

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4e1f4ec1e.jpeg
Stock Cervelo TA

CarloM 11-13-19 08:41 PM

Also my most practical purchase just arrived...
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1735f794ea.jpg

Decided to ride in every day vs. walking (yes I'm fortunate enough to live within walking distance of work)

N00b_Cyclist 11-15-19 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by znomit (Post 21206662)
Garmin edge 530, couldn't pass up a 20% off sale tonight.

Love the 530. Hope you do as well!!!

taco2ewsday 11-15-19 05:36 PM

China's finest via Amazon
  1. Strgao Men's Windproof Long Sleeves Jersey Winter Fleece Thermal Cycling Coat Bicycle Bike Jacket
  2. sponeed Bike Long Pants Men Padded Cycling Tights Road Bike Leggings Biking

bpcyclist 11-16-19 03:25 AM


Originally Posted by taco2ewsday (Post 21210852)
China's finest via Amazon
  1. Strgao Men's Windproof Long Sleeves Jersey Winter Fleece Thermal Cycling Coat Bicycle Bike Jacket
  2. sponeed Bike Long Pants Men Padded Cycling Tights Road Bike Leggings Biking

Awesome. As I've briefly mentioned before, I have found Sponeed to be every bit as good as, and in some cases better than, the expensive named brands. I won't name names, as I am not into public bashing. I also have one full winter fleece kit from Strgao that is as good as new after 2 years of steady us in cold Portland. It looks brand new. The fact is, as I have learned, there is some very high-quality apparel available from China from certain companies. You can save a ton if you know what to buy.

travelerman 11-16-19 07:42 AM

Not the sexiest wheels on the market, but a step up from the stock Fulcrum Racing 5's... ceramic bearings, carbon fiber front hub, bladed spokes, and about a half pound weight savings. Looking forward to putting these on the road ;-)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...810d3effc6.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6d85ebe865.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a0fb079fdd.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f89a70a5a.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a7da3629d.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d0fe67de7a.jpg

Sy Reene 11-16-19 08:22 AM

Nice.. I woulda thought a tough call going with these or the Campy Shamal equivalents when deciding -- go "Italian" with the Pinarello bike, or avoiding the clash of Shimano/Campy. :D


Originally Posted by travelerman (Post 21211407)
Not the sexiest wheels on the market, but a step up from the stock Fulcrum Racing 5's... ceramic bearings, carbon fiber front hub, bladed spokes, and about a half pound weight savings. Looking forward to putting these on the road ;-)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...810d3effc6.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6d85ebe865.jpg

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f89a70a5a.jpg


taco2ewsday 11-16-19 08:54 AM

Totally agree, that's my second product from Sponeed, I have a pair of shorts that are my favorite as opposed to another Amazon brand starts with a B******* that's also my second Strago product. I find the Strago jersey to be better than other Amazon products even better than the local club jersey I bought for a fund raiser ride.


Originally Posted by bpcyclist (Post 21211303)
Awesome. As I've briefly mentioned before, I have found Sponeed to be every bit as good as, and in some cases better than, the expensive named brands. I won't name names, as I am not into public bashing. I also have one full winter fleece kit from Strgao that is as good as new after 2 years of steady us in cold Portland. It looks brand new. The fact is, as I have learned, there is some very high-quality apparel available from China from certain companies. You can save a ton if you know what to buy.


noglider 11-16-19 10:22 AM

The Chinese are so ... inventive at coining names.

bpcyclist 11-16-19 10:39 AM

I like Bpbtti.

bpcyclist 11-16-19 08:57 PM

Thirty-dollar bv pump that so far, is working quite well with what appears to be an accurate, or pretty accurate, I should say, gauge. I've been a skier and a guitarist and a headphone fan at different times in my life, but I think cycling is as expensive as any of those (if you include travel for some skiing). I'm retired now, so I save where I can. We'll see about this pump. I've checked enough tire pressures with my thumb that I'm pretty sure I'll be able to tell if there is something amiss when it says pressure is 115 but it's really 85. Won't be able to give you a number, but I should know if it's way off. Hopefully. I guess we're going to find out how good I really am at that... Maybe I should just finally go tubeless.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...be0158c76d.jpg

noodle soup 11-19-19 02:21 PM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c56f9463_o.jpg $90.41 at Merlin Cycles

ultrarider7 11-19-19 02:29 PM

I have purchased several jerseys, both long sleeved and short sleeved through Online Cycling Gear. So far I have been very happy with the quality of them. I too have purchased the Santic Cycling Shorts and found them to be equivalent to what I've purchased from the LBS. I purchased a winter pair off Amazon of the Baleaf Thermal Cycling Tights, in the same size as the Santic and found they were much smaller in size than the Santic.

ooga-booga 11-20-19 04:28 AM

already had two of these lights. will likely add another two. can't be lit up enough these days...

https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/plus-twinpack.html


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