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Old 10-29-20, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by primov8
Deda cockpit, Alex RXD6 db wheelset, 38 Gravel Kings, Juin Tech F1 calipers & rotors, Apex 1, misc.
Suggestion- buy some compressionless brake housing for those Juin Tech calipers. The compressionless brake housing helps stiffen up things, especially to that rear brake.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Suggestion- buy some compressionless brake housing for those Juin Tech calipers. The compressionless brake housing helps stiffen up things, especially to that rear brake.
I knew I forgot something on that list. I also went with the Jagwire Pro brake kit specifically for that reason as well.
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I bought four tubes and three pairs of socks. Does that count?
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Originally Posted by Bobsled
I bought four tubes and three pairs of socks. Does that count?
The unspoken rule is you have to have bought enough to qualify for free shipping. Your order sounds close.
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^ It was Amazon Prime, so yeah, free S&H.
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Shimano XT crankset, XT chain, XT bottom bracket, and Absolute Black oval chainring



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Ordered a 2020 Scott Addict RC 10 a couple of days ago. Cannot wait to gt it the end of the month.
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Based on a recommendation here, bought Head water and wind proof runners gloves from Costco - cheap. Nice gloves.

yesterday ordered two Continental Gran Prix 5000 tubeless and two sets of Lookís latest pedals since my old Looks are over 30 years old and the bearings are starting to creak. 30 years and several tens of thousands of miles is pretty outstanding engineering and thatís why I went with Look again.

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45nrth Gravdal (700c, 38mm) for the gravel bike, to lower the risk of bustin' my ass on the ice this winter -

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45nrth Gravdal (700c, 38mm) for the gravel bike, to lower the risk of bustin' my ass on the ice this winter -

That is cool, like putting chains on your car.
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Originally Posted by RadDog
That is cool, like putting chains on your car.
But probably more expensive.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Shimano XT crankset, XT chain, XT bottom bracket, and Absolute Black oval chainring



I have the exact same set up, color included except the crankset is XTR (bought when I lived in Europe so decently cheap). I love it.

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Originally Posted by yarbrough462
I have the exact same set up, color included except the crankset is XTR (bought when I lived in Europe so decently cheap). I love it.
I have an AB oval chanring on my bike now, but it's not compatible with Shimano chains/cranks. Allegedly, XTR/XT/SLX 12 speed shifting is even better when a Shimano chain is used.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I have an AB oval chanring on my bike now, but it's not compatible with Shimano chains/cranks. Allegedly, XTR/XT/SLX 12 speed shifting is even better when a Shimano chain is used.
It shifts exceptionally well, especially under load. The chain length is a bit fiddly to get right though. It has to be longer than on an older Shimano or SRAM set up. I don't remember the exact method I used but, it is different.
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Originally Posted by yarbrough462
It shifts exceptionally well, especially under load. The chain length is a bit fiddly to get right though. It has to be longer than on an older Shimano or SRAM set up. I don't remember the exact method I used but, it is different.
right now Iím using the SRAM chain that came with the bike(NX components) and a 10-51t XT cassette/derailleur/shifter.

it works well as is. The XT cassette made a big difference, even with the SRAM chain.
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Cassette, rotors and tires soon...
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
right now I’m using the SRAM chain that came with the bike(NX components) and a 10-51t XT cassette/derailleur/shifter.

it works well as is. The XT cassette made a big difference, even with the SRAM chain.
I have XT on my fat bike with a SRAM cassette because I can't find a micro spline freehub body for my wheels. It shifts decently but not as good as a full Shimano set up. Wish I could get the right freehub...All of the 12 speed stuff interchanges but IMO, it works better when it is all the same.
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Originally Posted by yarbrough462
I have XT on my fat bike with a SRAM cassette because I can't find a micro spline freehub body for my wheels. It shifts decently but not as good as a full Shimano set up. Wish I could get the right freehub...All of the 12 speed stuff interchanges but IMO, it works better when it is all the same.
I had a SRAM cassette while waiting for the new wheels. A Shimano cassette works noticeably better.

btw, a Shimano chain won’t work with SRAM chainrings.
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For my wife's road bike, a ladies Terry Liberator Gel saddle, and for her mtn.bike, an inexpensive wireless cyclometer--which was very inexpensive, but works like a charm, much better than expected. We couldn't see putting an expensive cyclometer on a mtn.bike!
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pearl izumi elite winter gloves.
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Picked up a set of Cheap be seen Bicycle Lights

I was looking for a set of be seen bicycle lights, front/rear. Found a set cheap on Amazon. They work ok and are USB rechargeable, lasting about 3 hrs.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
pearl izumi elite winter gloves.

me too! But the ones I got arenít very elite. Mine were for the non-elite, but they are nice gloves.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
me too! But the ones I got arenít very elite. Mine were for the non-elite, but they are nice gloves.

Last year I just had some no name fleece gloves. It was a rough winter.
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