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Old 06-01-20, 11:35 PM
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after 2 months it finally arrived
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Old 06-02-20, 01:40 AM
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Whilst not strictly only for cycling I've got some Jlabs Air Icon earbuds. After a previous(now closed thread as it got a bit antsy) about wearing headphones I thought I'd try some for cycling and yep they're great. Having music on whilst cycling is good and helps take mind off pain going uphill.

And for the record it seems safe enough to me.
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Old 06-02-20, 08:29 AM
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Finally upgraded my old bkool smart trainer with a tacx neo 2t!
Bring on the next workout!
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Old 06-04-20, 10:58 AM
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203mm front brake disc and caliper mount. I like having really strong brakes on my mountain bike.



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Old 06-04-20, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by masterchief819

after 2 months it finally arrived
you need to post a complete race trim photo of this bike.
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Old 06-04-20, 09:19 PM
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I picked up a couple of niterider swift 300 front lights for the family bikes and a sentry 260 taillight for me. Itís big and bright.

https://niterider.com/collections/cy...ible-taillight

https://niterider.com/collections/cy...6786-swift-300
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Old 06-06-20, 12:40 PM
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Letís see how these will fit on my TCR. 🙏🏻
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Old 06-06-20, 02:57 PM
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True to size. Old 4000s bubble up almost to 30mm on my Roval wheels at 85psi.



Plenty of room between the tires and the frame. Now letís see these in action. Long ride tomorrow!
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Old 06-08-20, 06:27 AM
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Bought and installed some 'Terminator Tears Chrome' decals for my Boyds. I think they came out pretty swag

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Old 06-08-20, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Esthetic
Bought and installed some 'Terminator Tears Chrome' decals for my Boyds. I think they came out pretty swag

Nice Wilier ramato finish! I never tire of seeing it, need to get my own someday.
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Old 06-08-20, 01:51 PM
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Power Meter

First Power Meter in years for me. I think the last time i measured watts was.....2009. So, let's see how low i can go these days.
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Old 06-08-20, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cp88mb1
Nice Wilier ramato finish! I never tire of seeing it, need to get my own someday.
Thanks!! I got really lucky...and not so lucky. Local sale on the frameset, it was mint cosmetic condition and it was a steal=lucky. Fork was race cut, no spacers under the Alabarda=not so lucky. Its plenty rideable and wicked fun but too aggressive for longer rides and hills and I dont trust the clamp to steerer relationship. I figured out after some playing around that past user had it cut for use with a slammed standard stem.

Ordered a new chromovelato fork from Italy the week before Coronavirus shut down Italy....I'm still waiting for it....yeah. Its has been a process...lol any other I may have aborted the project.
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Old 06-09-20, 02:00 AM
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Silca latex tubes. They're very... pink.

I thought about saving them for a carbon fiber build, but... nah, I'm gonna use 'em on my heavy-ish steel bike ('89 Centurion Ironman, mostly stock) and make no other changes. I've ridden that bike exclusively this year (after riding an older Trek 5900 OCLV most of last year), and I've had it for three years now. I know it pretty well, and know when I'm having a good day or sluggish day and can usually predict my average speed just by how it feels. And while it sometimes feels slower than my early '90s Trek 5900, which is 5 lbs lighter, in actual practice there isn't much difference between 'em in speed since we don't have any long continuous climbs where weight would make much difference.

So this should be a fair test of whether latex tubes really make much difference.

Update: I followed Silca's instructions for installing the latex tubes. No problems. Helps to have tires that don't require a bead jack to mount the bead over the rim. I'm using Continental Grand Prix Classic skinwalls.

After a couple of 30+ mile rides, including some rough chipseal, I can vouch for the claimed difference latex tubes offer over butyl. Latex tames the vibration at bit at the same inflation pressure. It feels subjectively lighter and quicker, but my rides this week have all been recovery effort -- the heat is jacking up my heart rate way too quickly so I'm keeping the effort way down. But there is less perceived effort to maintain the same speed on very familiar routes.

No opinion yet about about long term practicality. No flats yet. I still carry at least one regular butyl spare -- I like the Continental ultra lightweight Race 28 Light tubes for a minimalist saddle bag, and those tubes also seem fine in daily use.

Not my photo. My pair came in boxes. I looked inside. They're pink. Just like this.

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Old 06-09-20, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rower2cyclist

True to size. Old 4000s bubble up almost to 30mm on my Roval wheels at 85psi.



Plenty of room between the tires and the frame. Now letís see these in action. Long ride tomorrow!
Perfect timing for this post for me. I need a new rear tire but when I tried a 25 GP4000 a few years ago it would rub. But now with the GP5000 more true to size I may try again with a 25 in the rear and a 28 in the front. I'm thinking though that I should buy a 28 and try it in the rear too, and wait to buy the 25, except the shipping doubles.

Edit: I ordered a 25 and a 28. I'll see how they fit. I'm going to immediately try the 25 in the rear since that is the tire that needs replacing. The front is actually a new 23 from the fall and front tires don't wear as much anyway. If the 25 doesn't fit in the rear I'll put the front to the rear and try the 28 in the front. All tires are standard GP5000. The worn out rear is the last of the batch of GP4000S I bought on sale at PBK a few years ago. I recall them being under $25 so I bought a lot of them.

Second edit: they arrived and are mounted and they fit. The 25 in the rear has plenty of space unlike the GP4000 25 that I tried previously.

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Old 06-11-20, 08:35 PM
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Needed to replace my 160/140 SRAM/AVID rotors on my gravel bike (worn and always squealed like a turkey). Had some barely used Shimano RT81 160/160 rotors so bought the 140-160 SRAM post-mount adaptor and installed it and the Shimano rotors. So far no more squeal and the Shimano rotors work very well with the Force 1 calipers.

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Old 06-12-20, 10:04 AM
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Finally got my Assos bibs from bikeZaar, only took a month to get to Canada. T.mille_S7. Hope to take them for a spin later today.
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Old 06-12-20, 12:45 PM
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Found a Selle San Marco Shortfit Race saddle in white. Had to order from Italy as I could not find any U.S. seller with this in stock. Everyone here has the black one. It comes in 250mm length. The color scheme lined up with my bike perfectly.



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Old 06-12-20, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by mikesdoublecab
The color scheme lined up with my bike perfectly.


Perfettamente!!!
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Old 06-12-20, 10:17 PM
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Fizik OO saddle bag, new Garmin Varia. 3 new Rapha Classic II jerseys.


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Old 06-13-20, 11:25 AM
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I've been playing around with a Schwinn fillet brazed frame that I bought without a fork. I recently obtained a Dimension brand 1 inch thread steal road fork for 27 wheels (could also be used with 700c) for $90 delivered. Not the lightest thing, but seems very high quality and well worth the price.

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Old 06-13-20, 06:00 PM
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Fizik OO saddle bag, new Garmin Varia. 3 new Rapha Classic II jerseys.
Nice saddle bag. Looks like a slightly larger rigid bag?

Also looking to get the new Varia as well.
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Old 06-13-20, 06:07 PM
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Just bought a Garmin 530 to replace the 510. The 2 ears broke off and now there's not way to attach it to the mount. So it was time to replace.
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Old 06-13-20, 07:01 PM
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Assos Mille GT Half Short. I bought XL after reading their size chart. Too big and too long in the legs . I sent them back
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Old 06-13-20, 07:21 PM
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Neoprene "pencil holder" (now sold as 'mask holder') 2 for $9 on Amazon
At 60g, it's 17g lighter than previous rig.


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Old 06-13-20, 07:51 PM
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Just got a POC Omne Air Spin!
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