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Old 12-01-21, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by blakcloud
Great choice. I have the Park Tool and while it works it's just not machined well enough for it to slide smoothly. I think the Abbey tool is a better design and I think Park Tool thinks so also as they now make a similar model. Have fun with your new tools, I am envious.
Yeah the new Park Tool one is nice. Honestly if budget was totally unlimited I would probably have gotten the EVT and it would go in custom laser cut Kaizen Foam inserts in a lovely custom wrapped Snap-On rolling box with all sorts of custom stuff. However it is not like I have gone cheap, but I do value a bit more portability in my current kit and honestly I don't use it as often as owning a EVT True Arc would really entail.

I plan on having some good times. I love Abbey and love the feel of a good tool in my hands. I handed my Decade chain tool to someone who doesn't work on bikes or cars or anything but has worked with tools much of their life and they felt it and loved it even though they have no idea what it does.
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Old 12-02-21, 02:58 PM
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my little digital pressure gauge died so I picked up a Topeak D2 SmartGauge a little pricey, but a friend has one and it is pretty nice, so I figured why not.
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Old 12-02-21, 03:34 PM
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New tires....again - Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport in 28mm (tubeless). They actually measure 28mm at 80psi
I've put about 500 miles on them so far I'm very pleased. They offer a nice supple ride, very good grip, and so far, no punctures even though I've ridden through some questionable debris several times. I'll happily buy these again if they're still available when I need a new set....


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Old 12-02-21, 03:36 PM
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Frustrating, only has 600 miles on it.
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Old 12-02-21, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
my little digital pressure gauge died so I picked up a Topeak D2 SmartGauge a little pricey, but a friend has one and it is pretty nice, so I figured why not.
Just got one too. $43CDN. Useful for my car too!
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Old 12-03-21, 03:13 AM
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Old 12-03-21, 06:56 PM
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So I bought a new bike and a new bike rack in the last year, but when I took my wife's car to get the initial free oil change today, I ended up buying a new truck to go with my new bike and my new bike rack. I really had no plans for a new truck, but it just seemed like the right thing to do. I was chatting with the sale manager whom I ride with here and there and when I was selling my Cannondale SuperSix a few years back, he happened to be the one that bought it. Anyway, he pointed out a 2022 Ridgeline that just came in last night, the only one on the lot, and I was like, lets go for a ride. He told me that there was a dude driving in from Tallahassee to look at it, and I was like, yea, but I am here now and how much more biz are you going to get from him? He lives 200 miles west of here, I live about 12. He said, let me get the keys.

Needless to say, no bargaining on the new truck price, but they gave me a lot more for my current truck than I thought they would. While I was waiting on them to finish the prep work, a random dude starting asking me questions about my 2018 Ridgeline and he ended up working a deal for that one. We had not even sighed the papers yet on my new truck and the old truck was sold. I was like hold on, I need it off my insurance first, so he put a deposit on it to hold it until tomorrow and then I can bring in the other key.

Easiest damn sales this guy ever made.

Oh and I picked up a Wahoo Speed Sensor for my Emonda.
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Old 12-03-21, 08:03 PM
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Silca Secret Chain HOT MELT Wax. Can't wait to treat my chains with it.

I just recently cleaned one of my chains (with 1100 miles) to an agitated mineral spirit bath and got a scary amount of black magnetic material out of the wash. That's my chain literally grinding away! I use a very good lube - Rock N Roll Gold - and the chain looked very clean.... much, much cleaner than it would have looked with a wet, drip lube. No where close to 0.5% wear checked with the drop in too yet. But that quantity of residue convinced me to go to wax. Specifically wax with tungsten disulfide instead of PTFE.
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Old 12-05-21, 02:40 PM
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Great thread!

My last purchase? Online, this morning actually, a FSA The Pig headset and a Sram 11 speed chain. Tge fsa is for my latest fixie build, the chain, for my hybride that had a chainring upgrade from 36T to 42T.


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Old 12-05-21, 02:50 PM
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Old 12-05-21, 03:11 PM
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A TACX direct drive trainer. Because my bikes get sad when they’re not ridden during the cold, dark winter months.
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Old 12-05-21, 07:57 PM
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Bought a Roland not-so-new beach cruiser with a 3 speed Shimano coaster wheel for $80. I will swap that 3 spd wheelset on to my current SS beach cruiser.


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Old 12-06-21, 11:07 AM
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Old 12-10-21, 02:45 PM
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New cockpit my madone finally came in. Ignore the gator skins, only on til I can find some GP5000 that don’t cost a fortune.
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Old 12-10-21, 03:50 PM
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Bought this a few days ago from a forum member. Picked up old Peugeot and Gitane road bikes too. The Gitane has a full 5800 group.

This Litespeed is nice, but I think it will ultimately be a bit too short. It's shorter than my main road bike that is a proper fit and slightly lower than my backup road bike too.
Maybe part it out?

For now it'll live on the trainer for zwift so I can figure out how it feels.
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Old 12-10-21, 04:39 PM
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Bought this a few days ago from a forum member. Picked up old Peugeot and Gitane road bikes too. The Gitane has a full 5800 group.

This Litespeed is nice, but I think it will ultimately be a bit too short. It's shorter than my main road bike that is a proper fit and slightly lower than my backup road bike too.
Maybe part it out?

For now it'll live on the trainer for zwift so I can figure out how it feels.
what size it.
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Old 12-10-21, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what size it.
63.5 center to top of top tube. With a 61cm top tube.

It's been cool to compare this to my other two road bikes since they all have different setups.
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Old 12-12-21, 06:55 PM
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Old 12-12-21, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06







New cockpit my madone finally came in. Ignore the gator skins, only on til I can find some GP5000 that don’t cost a fortune.
The Madone just screams out for an IC bar/stem. Looks sharp!
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Old 12-12-21, 08:42 PM
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The Madone just screams out for an IC bar/stem. Looks sharp!

Thanks, I think it completes the bike for sure. The original stem does not do the bike justice.
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Old 12-20-21, 08:33 AM
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just saw this post and realized i haven't purchased anything bike related for myself since august. we did recently purchase my 4 year old granddaughter a schwinn bicycle for christmas and i assembled it last night.
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Old 12-20-21, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by ckelly_22
just saw this post and realized i haven't purchased anything bike related for myself since august. we did recently purchase my 4 year old granddaughter a schwinn bicycle for christmas and i assembled it last night.
Go for a ride with her and itll be like you purchased someting bike related for yourself too!
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I had a gift card from the bike club about to expire, & bought a U lock.

It is replacing one that I left at the gym which shut down from Covid. By the time I thought to retrieve the lock, the gym was totally gone, including the bike racks.

I did a weekly spin class there for years. Sadly, even if the gym came back, spending an hour breathing hard with a group in an enclosed room still doesn't seem like a good idea.
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Old 12-21-21, 03:15 PM
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