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Old 01-25-20, 01:41 PM
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Picked up some shoes, pedals, and a power meter for my gravel bike (I do wish Stages offered a GRX option). I had originally planned to use my road shoes/power meter pedals, but quickly discover that that was a bad idea.

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Old 01-25-20, 06:26 PM
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Got a K-Edge Combo forward mount for my Wahoo Elemnt, plus a Trek/Bontrager Universal mount for the Ion 200 RT light. Got tired of having that rubber band mount on my handlebars.

Works a treat and feels much cleaner now!
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Old 01-25-20, 06:58 PM
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Picked up an Axiom rear rack for the e-bike. Just finish installing the fenders and the rack.
Fenders got a bit bent in two spots for rear and one spot on front during the shipping - just installed since functionality is what matters.
Front fender (no pic) back side was too high, so rotate a bit back and for that have to open some holes and move the hardware that attaches to the fork.
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Old 01-26-20, 10:49 AM
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new rear cassette, front chain rings, bottom bracket, chain, handlebar tape and brake cable housing. It's time for major overhaul.
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Old 01-26-20, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by melikebikey35
Picked up some shoes, pedals, and a power meter for my gravel bike (I do wish Stages offered a GRX option). I had originally planned to use my road shoes/power meter pedals, but quickly discover that that was a bad idea.

I believe Stages does offer a GRX option.
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Old 01-26-20, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
I believe Stages does offer a GRX option.
They only have the "factory install" option, and I wanted the power meter be a separate arm, incase I decide to go with something else/sell it.
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Old 01-26-20, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by sfrider
Got a K-Edge Combo forward mount for my Wahoo Elemnt, plus a Trek/Bontrager Universal mount for the Ion 200 RT light. Got tired of having that rubber band mount on my handlebars.

Works a treat and feels much cleaner now!
I have the same setup with my Garmin/Ion 200 RT/K-Edge & Universal mount and really like it.
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Old 01-26-20, 05:06 PM
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Well, it was a very nice gift from my son:


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Old 01-26-20, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat
I'd be interested in hearing how those work out. I'm considering some easy on/off fenders for one of my bikes (all purpose street, light gravel, etc). I've used standard SKS Bluemels but don't really trust rigid fenders anymore, even with breakaway mounts. I've had way too much debris snag my wheels without fenders. No harm done, but it could have gotten ugly caught in a standard rigid mount front fender. It's almost impossible to avoid sticks, twigs, construction debris, etc, in some areas I ride.
update. These are great! I donít even notice them while ridin. No rattles, nice and light and easy to adjust if you want to change up the clearance to the tires. The only downside is the Velcro attachments will show on different sized frames. They happen to show a lot on mine, making it look like theyíre mounted incorrectly, which is not very appealing. Not a deal breaker for me, but I could see it being a big deal to some.
I have about 25 miles on them over several rides, including a wet ride. They do the job and keep the bike clean. And Iím happy with them.
You can see what I mean about the Velcro in the pics below.




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Old 01-26-20, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by edsta74
update. These are great! I donít even notice them while ridin. No rattles, nice and light and easy to adjust if you want to change up the clearance to the tires. The only downside is the Velcro attachments will show on different sized frames. They happen to show a lot on mine, making it look like theyíre mounted incorrectly, which is not very appealing. Not a deal breaker for me, but I could see it being a big deal to some.
I have about 25 miles on them over several rides, including a wet ride. They do the job and keep the bike clean. And Iím happy with them.
You can see what I mean about the Velcro in the pics below.




Sounds good, thanks for the update! I'm not picky about how stuff looks. My bikes show I have zero sense of style for color coordination or anything. Those fenders should do the trick for occasional use.
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Old 01-27-20, 03:26 PM
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NOS 2017 Rca for half off. Having two is great.
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Old 01-27-20, 07:59 PM
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000...2fe84c4dw9jmNv

Going to try an aliexpress special since I just got Force 22 cranks, which will be used in a 1x setup.
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Old 01-28-20, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by GeneO
Well, it was a very nice gift from my son:

Beautiful! Do you happen to have a link?
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Old 01-28-20, 10:18 AM
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Old 01-28-20, 10:45 AM
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Strolled over to my LBS after my morning ride to buy some brake pads for my Giant Defy. Really wanted Shimano but came away with Clarks. Also purchased a 5 x 5mm spacer set in a gorgeous anodized green colour to begin to personalize my Cannondale Optimo. LBS discount paid for the spacers - sweet!
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Old 01-28-20, 11:58 AM
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Beautiful! Do you happen to have a link?

https://www.amazon.com/Effetto-Marip...0234273&sr=8-3
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Old 01-30-20, 05:11 PM
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Unrelated to the rims, I just noticed the lock ring wrench on the peg board. I have the earlier generation of that, a Hozan wrench bearing the words "Rock Ring Wrench," the finest example of Japangrish committed to functional metal. I only intended to borrow it but when I saw the markings I had to buy it from the fellow, who had more than one.

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Couple of purchases arrived the last 2 days.



Picked these up to match the mango king hubs for my wife. Really impressed by these for being an aluminum rim. At 25mm wide and 28mm deep these have a really nice profile, feel like they'll build up stiff and both came in well under advertised weight at 445g each. Not far off from an old open pro for a much sleeker rim, I'll be buying myself a set when the time comes.
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Old 01-30-20, 08:23 PM
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I finally put an end to my "which tires?" hand-wringing and ordered some of the new Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless in 28mm. They're supposedly more durable and longer wearing than the previous generation, while being even more supple - I hope that's truly the case.

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Old 01-31-20, 08:14 PM
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$99 at Merlin Cycles

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Old 01-31-20, 09:55 PM
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That speedsuit from Aliexpress. Looked quite nice to me and it's pretty cheap. Link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000411945210.html

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Old 01-31-20, 10:51 PM
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Needed another set
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Old 02-01-20, 07:30 AM
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That speedsuit from Aliexpress. Looked quite nice to me and it's pretty cheap. Link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000411945210.html

Interesting, but with my huge 41" chest I'd need something like a XXXXL size per their size chart -- which they don't go up to.
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Old 02-01-20, 11:39 AM
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Sour gummies for snacks on my long ride
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Old 02-01-20, 04:47 PM
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Got the last piece of R7000 silver group set delivered today.
50/34T 160mm crankset to go with 11-34T cassette (Looking forward to see if there will be much difference with the 165mm cranks I have today)
Didn't get the brake calipers since I have an idle 5800 on my bin.
Going to rebuild the Tri-A with this new bits

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Old 02-02-20, 05:42 PM
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Garmin Speed Sensor 2 and Cadence Sensor 2 to go along with my Wahoo Element Bold.

the garmin set was $10 cheaper and ANT+ just works
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