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Old 08-08-21, 08:48 PM
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Old 08-09-21, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
This was the case a couple years ago, but there's great selection now, IMO. Check out the Favorite Road Tubeless Tires thread.



Are you taking about the Pro One Evo Addix? I'm rough on tires and still got 2500-3000 miles per rear tire with those.
I was using the Pro One Evo (the ones with the orange logo on the side), but I'm a pretty big boy at 6'4/210 so my tires tend to wear a little faster - the rear especially. The front Pro One is still in great shape
Went for a quick ride to test these new tires and I was very impressed with them. Not as supple as say the Yksion Pro's but very grippy and confidence inspiring the corners and, unlike the Pro One's, I didn't get any chatter during the fast descent down South Mountain.
Unfortunately, I did hit a pothole and had a pinch flat on the front wheel but that was completely my fault.

I'll check out the thread - thanks for the tip
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Old 08-09-21, 09:44 AM
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Garmin Edge 530

I haven't used a 'bike computer' in YEARS, but I got a great deal on this and it should help in my Erie Canal travels. Hey Garmin, where's the canal?
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Old 08-09-21, 12:02 PM
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Trying out La Passione, they're running a summer sale and I just received a pair of PSN bibs & gloves, and a sleeveless mesh base layer.

The bibs appear to be very high quality -- of equal or superior finish to my more expensive Assos T.cento_S7, Castelli Free Protect, and Rapha Classic bibs, none of which I've been completely satisfied with, which is why I'm still on the search for my perfect bibs. One thing I noticed when putting on the PSN bibs is that Elastic Interface chamois is placed for an aggressive riding posture and ends further forward than any other bibs that I own. I ride relatively low so it should be OK, but it does give me pause since I was hoping they'd supplant the Assos for century-plus long rides where my position might start creeping upright as fatigue sets in. I have back-to-back century rides coming up in less than two weeks, so I guess I'll find out soon if the PSN works.

The mesh base layer is unremarkable, it at least fits better than the smallest size Craft one I bought a few weeks ago, which was still baggy. For both the bibs and base layer I went with La Passione's fit wizard recommendation for an XS. I was concerned about length b/c at 5'9" with ~32.5" inseam I find the straps of my Assos and Castelli bibs to be inadequately stretchy, but thankfully sizing is spot on for La Passione.

I figured I'd take a flyer on the gloves even though I'd just been burned on some Castelli Entrata Vs that I mentioned in a thread I started about summer gloves. Most reviews recommended sizing up, which I did, and they definitely fit. The palm material has a good grippy feeling on bars, there's some lightweight but substantial padding that I'll either love or hate, and there's no special sweat/nose wipe at the base of the thumbs so I can only hope that the back won't get too soggy... Again if I end up wearing them on my upcoming ride, I'll find out soon.
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Old 08-11-21, 03:54 PM
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3M Virtua 'safety' glasses

Bought a pair of these today for early morning/late evening/night riding-
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/v000431016/





Being a cheapskate I've just been wearing my everyday sunglasses when riding. But they don't give a lot of protection and the frames are kind of obtrusive, especially riding with my head down. I was browsing for some 'cycling-specific' glasses, but most look absolutely hideous, are ridiculously expensive, and many have a brow bar of some sort that would be just as obtrusive as my everyday glasses. For the heck of it I scrounged around in my toolshed for something in the pile of safety glasses that I've amassed with powertool purchases over the years (seems like they used to always include a pair when buying a saw or sander or whatever... and sometimes they were sunglasses/tinted). Thought, 'OK, I'll give these 3M wraparounds a try. They're PERFECT. Super light, NO frame, not totally ridiculous looking... I put them on and they pretty much disappear! And according to 3M they block 99.9% of UV. AND..... they can be found for as little as $3!!! (well, if you buy 12 or something online... individually at the home improvement stores they're $5-6). They come in clear, decently dark grey and some sort of coated blue, though I haven't tried those. I love 'em. Of course everyone's head is different, so probably they won't be comfortable for every shape, but they can't be beat for the price (and I don't have to worry much about losing/breaking them- they're practically 'disposable'). If yer lookin' for some riding shades, give 'em a try.


(from 5m or so the dark ones look kinda 60s Italian movie star/Eroica appropriate....)

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Old 08-11-21, 05:02 PM
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Plan on starting to bring The Ritchey with me to work next month, so picked up a spare down tube clamp.
Cap matches the Cervelo
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Velocio Radiator SS jersey and arm sleeves came today. I'll reserve judgment on the Radiator jersey until it's been washed, as Velocio says it makes a big difference to feel. Fit-wise it's a bit short for my height (175cm) in XS but because it's stretchy, it probably works better than a S for me as it's neither tight nor loose around my arms and chest. As Velocio's fit guide mentions, the Radiator is looser around the stomach, so it's far from a flattering look, but I really want something that helps with the heat because I've been sweating like crazy on my rides this summer. The Radiator's sleeves are quite long, nearly reaching my elbows, though without grippers they might slide up a bit while riding.

OTOH the Velocio arm sleeves are going back because, after trying many different brands where the sleeves would either be too loose or too short, I finally found one made for even skinnier arms than mine. In size S I struggled to even put them on and felt them starting to cut off the circulation around my miniscule biceps. They're significantly longer than any other XS, S, or even M (Castelli) sleeves I've owned, too. I hope going up a size will work better.
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Old 08-14-21, 10:30 AM
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Bontrager Pro Blendr 100mm stem for the wife's bike.
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Old 08-14-21, 12:02 PM
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A used 2016 Orbea Avant road bike that I will use as a trainer-only bike.
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Old 08-17-21, 06:58 PM
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Old 08-18-21, 10:20 AM
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Hoo Boy, I'm excited.

I'm going to Atlanta in two weeks. My sister, who is house sitting for a friend in Decatur, asked me if I could provide her w/ information for a bicycle her friend is selling, which belonged to her late brother. She sent me photos. I bought it on the spot. Nishiki International, in pristine shape and my size. I tried for one of these last year on Craigslist, and missed out.

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Specialized body works insoles and 1 million dollars of Garmin (you name it) stuff for 2 bikes.
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Got myself a few steelies.. A vintage Olmo and a Rex.

Olmo Frame with Campagnolo

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My first pair of Assos bibs, T-Equipe RS S9, plus both kinds of Assos butt goo. Yes, I expect miracles. Sometimes they happen . . . I also lowered my saddle 4mm, probably a more important change.
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Picked up a Karoo 2 the other day. Ive only taken it for a couple of rides but so far so good. Need to take it out for some good climbs and check out the new climbing features


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Ordered some Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 TLR rim brake wheels for my Emonda. My current Aeolus wheels are pre TLR, so I decided to pull the trigger and order some. Should be here at the end of Sept.
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