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Old 01-01-21, 11:57 PM
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Old 01-02-21, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bargo68 View Post
Gonna try the Flataways on these extra light Soma Supple Vitesses. My commuter has Gatorskins right now and I'm hankering for a softer, grippier ride. We'll see.


The Soma Supple Vitesse are outstanding tires, much more durable than I'd expected. I got a couple of sets this summer and expected them to last only a month or two. But they're wearing very well for such lightweight tire. Grippy and comfortable on chipseal too. Even with heavy butyl tubes I could feel a difference and was a bit faster on my usual routes.

I just got some latex tubes for 'em. I already had some Silca branded latex tubes (probably made by Vittoria) but they were slightly too larger in diameter for the 700x23 Soma tires. I got a set for 700x18-23 which should fit.
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Old 01-02-21, 02:35 AM
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Under Armour Storm gloves. Didn't need another pair of winter gloves for cycling but they were only $14 at Ross or Marshall's, where I'd just bought some running shoes and figured they'd be handy for winter walking/jogging. But the soft shell thermal gloves turned out to be more comfortable than my hard shell cycling gloves.

My hands are odd and hard to fit, skinny with long fingers and longer than normal thumb. Medium width, but large to extra large in length. These fit well enough for cycling, with only a slight pinch in the web between thumb and forefinger on my old steel bike with narrow, short aero hoods, and no discomfort on my other bike with brifters and wider, softer hoods.

The liner slips a bit inside the shell, so occasionally I have to tug the material to straighten it, or just ignore the slight pressure on my hands. Not a big deal so far.

Decent wind and rain protection. I've been out several times in cold wind, and once in steady rain. Not rainproof, but good enough for anything but a downpour.

Good enough for walking/jogging in temps down to 28F, but my hands get chilled more easily on the bike so I'm comfortable with these down to the high 30s on bike rides.


Works with touch devices. But it's awkward through the thickly padded fingers.
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Old 01-02-21, 05:03 AM
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Wife’s first road bike.
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Old 01-02-21, 06:13 AM
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Some Park chain products and a LS Assos base layer.
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Old 01-02-21, 04:38 PM
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Ordered a Magicshine light that doubles as a USB battery bank for overnighters.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33042977800.html
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Old 01-04-21, 06:45 PM
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2 Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29x2.25 tires.

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Old 01-04-21, 09:52 PM
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Isn't this the time of year to buy bicycles? Added in about last 2 weeks.
'79 Carlton, '80 Romic, 1985ish Bianchi celeste frameset with a few bits.

Projects in case it is a long Winter.

^^^ I liked the color on one of the last Carltons out of Worksop

^^^ Deceased American builder

I have resisted the Celeste Club long enough.
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Old 01-06-21, 11:02 AM
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Out for delivery today...

- PRO Stealth Evo bar/stem

Also recently delivered or expected soon...
- Campagnolo cable/housing set
- Enve wheel decals
- Lizard Skin bar tape
- Tacx bottle cages

The bar is to address a fit adjustment. The rest is mostly for cosmetic purposes.
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Old 01-09-21, 06:15 AM
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Light Bicycle AR45s w/ i9 Torch hubs.

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Old 01-10-21, 09:21 AM
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I finally got the fit right on my SBC 6061. I swapped on a 3T -17° stem and went back to the 3T Superleggera handlebar I had laying around as the Deda Zero1 compact was definitely too shallow in the drops. Topped it off with the Cinelli Mike Giant gold bar tape. For the Lynskey, I removed the 3T Stealth stem and went with the Lynskey Ti stem.



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Old 01-10-21, 09:31 AM
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Farsports F1 Bars

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Old 01-10-21, 09:35 AM
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Last bits and pieces...

Final bits and pieces for my build coming in.

Tires and bottle cages

Tubes, Tape & Titanium plus a bluetooth module for the Di2
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Old 01-10-21, 10:26 AM
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What tires are these?
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Old 01-10-21, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
What tires are these?
GK Slick Tread TLC 38s.
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Old 01-10-21, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by primov8 View Post
I finally got the fit right on my SBC 6061. I swapped on a 3T -17° stem and went back to the 3T Superleggera handlebar I had laying around as the Deda Zero1 compact was definitely too shallow in the drops. Topped it off with the Cinelli Mike Giant gold bar tape. For the Lynskey, I removed the 3T Stealth stem and went with the Lynskey Ti stem.


Just an optical illusion, but wouldn't a -17 degree stem typically yield a horizonal (vs ground) appearance? This looks angled down a good amount.
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Old 01-10-21, 11:39 AM
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Just an optical illusion, but wouldn't a -17 degree stem typically yield a horizonal (vs ground) appearance? This looks angled down a good amount.
The HT on this SBC is really tall (190mm) so when I first built it up, I used a Deda Zero1 stem/-6°. Even with that 0 stack top bearing cover, I knew the fit wasn’t going to be right. Plus, the Deda compact bar wasn’t helping either.
I then tried a Thompson stem/-10° and although it almost leveled and parallel to the TT, it still wasn’t perfect.
With this -17° and 3T Superleggera, I have the fit closely mirroring what I have on the Lynskey.

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Old 01-12-21, 04:26 PM
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Damn, this thing is huge.
unfortunately, I hurt my ankle this weekend and will be off the bike for a week or two. Hate getting new toys I can't play with.

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Old 01-13-21, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post

Wife’s first road bike.
Very nice! My wife's road bike looks very similar - she's about 5'-1" 8-). Different brand (Jamis), but similar "look". Like yours, she loves it. We got it to fit well (high-ish handlebars, proper length stem) and I built it with a road triple in front and MTB cassette and RD for super low gearing. The two essentials: comfortable fit and low enough gearing.
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Old 01-14-21, 01:44 PM
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Fenders for my winter - foul weather bike.

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Old 01-16-21, 11:28 AM
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Rack Dock.

Now the rack is no longer standing on the floor waiting to fall ona car.

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Old 01-16-21, 09:44 PM
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Old 01-18-21, 01:53 PM
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From Craig's List 1983 Raleigh Competition for $130!

Needed new tubes, tires, Lizard Skins, shifter & brake cables, housing, grease, park tool chain tool.

As found on Craig's List

Waiting on a few items to finish.
Considering Park repair stand in the future!
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Old 01-19-21, 03:21 PM
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a storage rack for the 3 bikes I ride most often.




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Old 01-20-21, 12:37 PM
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