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bpcyclist 11-20-19 04:37 AM


Originally Posted by ultrarider7 (Post 21215627)
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.

Thanks a lot for the tip. Haven't used OCG before. Might check them out. Yeah, my Baleafs are also smaller than my Santics and Sponeeds and Strgaos. Also not of the same quality overall as the latter three. The shammies are not of as high quality on the Baleaf as is on the others.

illdrag0n 11-20-19 04:56 AM

Waiting on a few things....

Specialized Power Comp 155mm
Effetto Caffelatex Tubeless Valve Kit
Hutchinson Rep'Air Tubeless Repair Kit
Effetto Caffelatex ZOT! Nano
Lezyne Classic Tubeless Kit
Effetto Caffelatex Tubeless Fluid 250ml
Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR Graphene 2.0 Folding Clincher Tyre - Black 700 x 28mm x2
Beto Jet Air Tubeless Tank AH Smart Head
OCG The Cannibal MAMIL Apparel Cycling Cap
OCG Retro Black Renault Elf Cycling Kit

WhyFi 11-20-19 06:09 AM


Originally Posted by illdrag0n (Post 21216237)
Waiting on a few things....

Specialized Power Comp 155mm
Effetto Caffelatex Tubeless Valve Kit
Hutchinson Rep'Air Tubeless Repair Kit
Effetto Caffelatex ZOT! Nano
Lezyne Classic Tubeless Kit
Effetto Caffelatex Tubeless Fluid 250ml
Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR Graphene 2.0 Folding Clincher Tyre - Black 700 x 28mm x2
Beto Jet Air Tubeless Tank AH Smart Head
OCG The Cannibal MAMIL Apparel Cycling Cap
OCG Retro Black Renault Elf Cycling Kit

Is this going to be your first tubeless set-up or have you been running tubeless for a while? I'm interested in hearing about both the tires and the sealant (though I really have no reason to be anything but happy with Orange Seal).

illdrag0n 11-20-19 06:40 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21216275)
Is this going to be your first tubeless set-up or have you been running tubeless for a while? I'm interested in hearing about both the tires and the sealant (though I really have no reason to be anything but happy with Orange Seal).

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My giant came with PR-2 wheels and tubeless gavia ac1 tyres. I only ran them for a couple hundred KMs and aside from being garbage wheels and tyres, they were reliable enough.

After 3 tiny punctures in 6 weeks on the tubed Schwalbe Ones currently on the ER1600 wheels I have now, I decided to give it a proper go

sfrider 11-20-19 06:26 PM

Bought a simple SKS front wheel spray guard, SKS-Germany 11317 S-Board Bicycle Front Fender, because winter is coming. It will keep my feet dry, but won't prevent forward spray. If there's a cyclist in front of me they'll just have to ride faster.

The Pickle 11-20-19 06:27 PM

XTR V Brakes for our 1993 Cannondale tandem

MoAlpha 11-20-19 08:04 PM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7e8d166080.jpg
https://www.scosche.com/rhythm24

canklecat 11-20-19 10:15 PM

Update 12/10/19: The Pearl Izumi Select Pursuit long sleeve jersey performed as expected. No surprises for a snug fitting conventional wicking fabric jersey. Good down into the 60s with a short sleeve or sleeveless baselayer.

The Pro Pursuit wind jersey was more interesting. It combines on the wind/rain-exposed areas the plasticky material often touted as "breathable" hardshell by many makers but never really is; with more conventional softshell fabric that really is breathable. The combination works very well down to the 50s with a baselayer, even when wet. I've ridden it several times on dry and damp days down into the 50s. No complaints. I get wet from sweat inside the jersey but am still comfortable because the hardshell fabric is wind resistant even when wet from rain. Great alternative to the usual windbreaker/rain jackets that are a bit flappy and rarely breathe as well as claimed.



Originally Posted by bpcyclist (Post 21211630)
I like Bpbtti.

Best bizarre brand name in Amazon cycling apparel. I'm guessing that's what happens when the data entry clerk sneezes while typing "Spotti". It's pronounced by blowing a raspberry.

This week I got a couple of Pearl Izumi long sleeve sorta-aero jerseys for our frequent in-between lukewarm/sorta-cool days. I had summer and winter gear but not much that was quite right for days when the temp varies between the high 50s-low 70s in the same ride. What I did have was either loose and flappy or sweaty when zipped up and chilly when unzipped.

I had put these PI jerseys in the Amazon cart awhile back and waited for notifications of price drops. Occasionally something will drop drastically but usually only for one day, or a few hours. I missed a shot at a $100+ short sleeve aero jersey that dropped to $18 for a few hours, then back up to $70.

These are minimalist jerseys intended for wear with bibs rather than shorts -- short fronts, tails just barely long enough. Three slip pockets in the rear, no security pockets, and the slip pockets feel like a cell phone could easily bounce out. I wrapped rubber bands around my phone and wallet. So far, so good. They're basically snug fitting but not custom tailored TT/tri jerseys with pockets tacked on as a sort of afterthought. But I could tell that from the photos and customer descriptions. I figured I'd wear 'em on windy and cool days when I wanted to tackle some tailwind PRs while minimizing my profile into headwinds. For longer casual rides I'd choose another jersey with better integrated, more secure pockets since I tend to carry way too much stuff -- asthma inhaler, lotsa snacks, Kool Stop bead jack, maybe a compact camera, etc.

The PI Select Pursuit long sleeve jersey was available in blue for $35 so I got that color. It's very sheer and stretchy, more of a warm weather jersey but was comfortable down to the high 60s with a base layer. Doesn't fit me quite as snugly as the model, but I'm thinner. It would take a clothing wrangler and tailor to dart the slightly loose arm fit for me. Definitely a bibs jersey -- with shorts your navel will get some air.

I was mostly interested in this PI Pro Pursuit wind resistant jersey, $45 for the hi-vis yellow with black sleeves and yoke. As I expected it's similar to the material Pearl Izumi uses on their looser fitting windbreakers -- a sort of ultra-thin plasticky material, not at all stretchy. It combines this material on the front facing exterior with a second layer of a mesh fabric. The parts of the sleeve and yoke that aren't facing the wind are black sheer, stretchy fabric. It was comfortable with a base layer down to the high 50s-low 60s Tuesday night. I was a bit sweaty under the material but not chilled or clammy feeling. Same as the PI Select Barrier windbreaker -- I get sweaty under that windbreaker but still warm because it's wind resistant even when the fabric is soaked from mist or moderate rain. Also bibs only.

I suspect the Amazon reviewers complaining these "run small" don't understand the differences in jerseys cut for bibs vs shorts. I'm 5'11", 150 lbs, and the medium fit me properly with both jerseys. If I was picky about aero fit I could tailor the sleeves but it's not that important. Or I could just spend more for a proper custom fitting skin suit, if it was that important. Which it's not, at least for me.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b895b9824d.jpg

Pearl Izumi Pro Pursuit wind jersey. Medium fit is okay on me. I'm 5'11", 150 lbs.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aa955143ff.jpg

Short front, definitely cut for bibs.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4b4d3d306e.jpg

Navel warfare ensues with shorts. Looks like I could stand to lose about 5 lbs, if I gave up pizza, or sugar in my coffee. Which I won't do.

ultrarider7 11-29-19 01:35 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1d20836c3a.jpg
Garage Gator Motorized Bike Lift GG8220 Motorized lift. Works very well!

mstateglfr 11-29-19 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by ultrarider7 (Post 21227291)
Garage Gator Motorized Bike Lift GG8220 Motorized lift. Works very well!

Do you have to insulate and zip tie the seatpost each time before hanging?

ultrarider7 11-29-19 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by mstateglfr (Post 21227335)
Do you have to insulate and zip tie the seatpost each time before hanging?

I did it because the Bianchi has a carbon fiber seat post, and wasn't sure about the finish on the Cannondale. The wife's old Schwinn has a steel post, unpainted, so I didn't bother with that one.

Sy Reene 11-29-19 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by ultrarider7 (Post 21227458)
I did it because the Bianchi has a carbon fiber seat post, and wasn't sure about the finish on the Cannondale. The wife's old Schwinn has a steel post, unpainted, so I didn't bother with that one.

pro tip.. zip tie and insulate the hook instead.

billnuke1 11-29-19 06:45 PM

whap...
 

Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 21227492)
pro tip.. zip tie and insulate the hook instead.


Palm hits forehead...

downtube42 11-29-19 08:10 PM

My commuter pannier was trashed in a recent crash, so I'm giving these a go. Polish army surplus.

https://www.varusteleka.com/en/produ...g-surplus/9250

znomit 11-30-19 12:33 AM

Quad lock for the cellphone. 30% off, hard to say no.

sfrider 11-30-19 02:11 PM

Splurged on a winter jacket/jersey, Assos Mille GT. On sale at Competitive Cyclist for $215 which makes them only slightly above reasonably priced. But Assos always fits me perfectly. Also added a winter weight base layer, and I'm thinking between the heavy base layer and a fall/spring jersey and this with a summer base layer I'm covered. Replacing an old (brand doesn't matter) winter jersey that never fit right and hardly ever got used. (Arms way too short and tight shoulders on the bike, big zipper bulge in front.)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b970a50170.jpg

bpcyclist 11-30-19 03:20 PM

A Gift
 
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8bb8e0d8a.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b045d3ddb.jpeg

noglider 12-01-19 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by znomit (Post 21227768)
Quad lock for the cellphone. 30% off, hard to say no.

I love it. I have two quad lock mounts for bikes, two for cars, a case on my phone and one on my wife's.

znomit 12-01-19 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 21229587)
I love it. I have two quad lock mounts for bikes, two for cars, a case on my phone and one on my wife's.

Massive quads.

WhyFi 12-01-19 09:30 PM

Picked up a Core jersey and a t-shirt during the Rapha BF sale (ends tomorrow). I should be able to wear my new jersey in, oh... 4 or 5 months.

burnthesheep 12-02-19 12:02 PM

In about 2 week's span of online sales:

-23/25mm GP5000 tires at $35/ea
-Silca latex tubes with threaded extenders and the little silicone aero anti-rattle nut thingy......hnnnnggggggg, no rattle!
-"new to me" used set of Flo 60/90 wheels for the TT bike and road bike to share, the new GP5000's and fancy tubes went on those
-"new to me" used set of HED Jet+ 60mm wheels for the road bike, came with good condition GP5000's and latex tubes
-"new to me" R9100 Dura Ace 53/39 crankset, to fund this selling the old crank and a "spare" power meter I own and will instead move the meter between two bikes. Guy said rings had about 200 miles on them, basically a "new takeoff". I got it at basically the price of a new R8000 crank. Why not. Touch of bling.
-Giro SLX carbon road shoes.........my feet love laceups for some reason. The dark blue/purplish and white ones.

To do this though I sold:
-my barely used other TT tires
-pair of cranksets
-two pairs of shoes
-the older narrower aero wheelset

Gearing up for 2020 yo. Gotta have things to look forward to! I'm sticking it out one more year on the rim brake CX bike. 2020 will try not to touch the two road based bikes and try to sell the CX bike and go disc for that.

I may get rid of the front 23mm tire on the HED's for a 25mm. Mostly rides involving being in a fast moving group, hammer rides, road race, crit. Any modest aero maximization would only be if I'm OTF doing something dumb in a race. In which case I'd deserve what I get coming my way when I get dropped after acting like a Fred.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b845a0c1_z.jpg

canklecat 12-02-19 06:59 PM

Update 12/10/19: These are very good. After a test ride still using my helmets with Take-A-Look mirrors, I did a couple of rides using only the Sprintech left side bar end mirror. Not the same viewing perspective as helmet/eyeglass mirrors, but better than nothing. And this bar end mirror uses a simple ball joint in a grippy rubber end plug. Easy to adjust with enough tension to prevent slipping. Road vibration had no effect but I knocked the mirror with my knee a couple of times climbing out of the saddle. Definitely worth having if you also have limited neck mobility, the main reason I need 'em. My aero helmet with face shield lacks a place to mount a mirror, and that would defeat the purpose of an aero helmet, which I wear only occasionally for TT training, chasing PRs and on days with long climbs into headwinds.

Pair of Sprintech bar-end mirrors, about $20-$25 a pair. A couple of friends have those spiffy Italian made glass bar-end mirrors. Neat but pricey and I'm not sure I'll like 'em. Gotta have mirrors -- my neck was broken in a 2001 wreck, then re-injured last year when I was hit by a car, so I have limited neck mobility.

And on windy days wind noise obscures the sound of approaching vehicles, especially electric cars with smooth city tires -- those things are nearly silent. I tried Cat Ear muffs on my helmets but they don't really do anything. There might be a 10% noise reduction, nowhere near the amount claimed by the manufacturer. I'd need full ear covers to significantly reduce wind noise.

I use Take-A-Look mirrors on my Bell and Poc helmets. But I just got an aero helmet with magnetic detachable visor, and there's no effective way to mount a helmet mirror -- which would compromise an aero helmet anyway. So I'm hoping the bar end mirrors will be helpful.

The Sprintech mirrors reportedly have a better mounting system than the pricey Italian jobs. The Sprintech uses a ball joint on the mirror that plugs into a socket on the rubber mount that squeezes inside the handlebar end. So it can be adjusted as needed. Folks who use the Italian mirrors say it's crucial to align those mirrors, including the bar wrap, because they can't be adjusted easily. We'll see.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d75383cbd5.jpg
Sprintech mirrors for drop bar ends.

Sy Reene 12-02-19 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 21230965)
A couple of friends have those spiffy Italian made glass bar-end mirrors. .

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e9751f2f4d.jpg

CarloM 12-02-19 08:14 PM

Black Friday deals from Excel Sports.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...759b7ab044.jpg
because...
https://teeshirtpalace-production.s3...jpg?1512822035
...even in Southern California...:lol:

zacster 12-02-19 08:20 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6b7cc022df.png
Redshift Shockstop Stem. I'm hoping this'll be even half as comfortable as the Roubaix I rented with the FutureShock headset.


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