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Qxir_NotJustBik 05-14-22 04:55 PM

Cycling gloves for a family member. Now they can return mine

JRD 05-19-22 07:55 AM

I bought this...2000 Trek 2200 Alpha SL


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f48a59027.jpeg
Going to strip it down to the frame and rebuild it either for Road riding or a Gravel bike, I haven't decided yet.

SoSmellyAir 05-19-22 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by JRD (Post 22512139)
I bought this...2000 Trek 2200 Alpha SL


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f48a59027.jpeg
Going to strip it down to the frame and rebuild it either for Road riding or a Gravel bike, I haven't decided yet.

Nice! With pre-Rolf-Prima Rolf wheels too!

Older "Rolf" Wheels Rolf Prima

rekmeyata 05-19-22 10:16 AM

I'm always buying stuff for my bikes; I just don't post it all here, but I decided to post about a set of tires I bought for my touring bike.

My Masi Giramondo 700c came with Kenda Drumin 700x45c tires, they were heavy at 950 grams each, didn't ride well, and I had to jack the psi up to the max to keep the front tire sidewall from flexing and wobbling the bike when under load, they were not good at preventing flats, and wore out in less than 1,500 miles. I bought a pair of Schwalbe Almotion tires, I bought one Microskin TLE Raceguard which I put on the rear wheel and the other with Vguard which is a bit lighter, so now my tires weigh 1,110 grams total instead of 1,900 grams, I then ordered a pair of Conti 700x25-32c race tubes to cut the weight of the chunky Kenda tubes, and installed a set of RhinoDillo tire liners which are far better than standard Mr Tuffy and lighter.

The other day I took the bike on a short 8 mile ride loaded to see what I might notice. What I noticed was the ride quality of the bike is now like riding on a balloon, it's so smooth it's weirdly smooth! I also noticed that it now coasts further, and it takes less effort to pedal the bike. I have never experienced such a dramatic difference in tires before. And the other weird thing is that this smoother ride is on 38c tires vs 45c tires! I would have thought, and was expecting, that since the new tires were narrower the bike would ride a bit harsher due to the higher psi I have to put in, not so! Anyway, I'm loving these new tires, now I just have to find out how long they will last, and what sort of flats will I get, I doubt I will get any in the tire's life time.

mstateglfr 05-19-22 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by JRD (Post 22512139)
I bought this...2000 Trek 2200 Alpha
Going to strip it down to the frame and rebuild it either for Road riding or a Gravel bike, I haven't decided yet.

Seems a touch aggressive and tight on clearance for fun on gravel, but to each their own.

JRD 05-20-22 06:10 AM


Originally Posted by mstateglfr (Post 22512978)
Seems a touch aggressive and tight on clearance for fun on gravel, but to each their own.

Yeah after thinking about my statement yeah I agree, returning it to it's Road riding glory will be the goal. These things are very light and I am glad to have gotten my hands on one.

I have been giving this some thought..GCN did a cheap bike to super bike transformation of the same frame set.


SoSmellyAir 05-20-22 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by JRD (Post 22513226)
Yeah after thinking about my statement yeah I agree, returning it to it's Road riding glory will be the goal. These things are very light and I am glad to have gotten my hands on one.

I have been giving this some thought..GCN did a cheap bike to super bike transformation of the same frame set.

https://youtu.be/facmiPgeMNM

Coincidentally, the sci guy and I have each recently acquired a Cannondale CAAD4 from the same era to do the same thing.

botty kayer 05-21-22 01:41 AM

A 90's wildly flouro tig welded Columbus Max Somec, I'm off to collect it today. I'll need to change a few things to get it exactly to my liking, but its pretty much my holy grail bike, so to say I'm excited is an understatement:D

Will report back later with pics.:)

JRD 05-21-22 06:45 AM


Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir (Post 22513581)
Coincidentally, the sci guy and I have each recently acquired a Cannondale CAAD4 from the same era to do the same thing.

Let me know when you get it done I would love to see it!

stewartt1982 05-22-22 12:52 AM

I'm always buying little bits and bobs, but one thing that I've somehow never invested in was a rain jacket. Either decided not to ride, or more often than not, head out and knowingly get soaked.

Triggered by a recent spate of moist evenings (but not downpours) here in Tokyo and the soon approaching rainy season I bought a lightweight rain jacket from Decathlon.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a31accfc8a.jpg

Also bought a cheap side entry water bottle cage for the seat tube as I'm getting tired of my 'dog peeing' stance I assume every time I want to use that bottle.

bampilot06 05-22-22 05:55 PM

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NoWhammies 05-22-22 08:13 PM

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https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...36b5fab209.jpg

tajimirich 05-27-22 12:15 AM

I went way over budget, I've got a pair of campagnolo Zonda wheels (second hand, as-new), a Shimano free body, and a pair of continental gatorskin tyres for my next bike.. and orange handlebar tape.. oooh boy.

mackgoo 05-27-22 06:20 PM

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jaxgtr 05-27-22 07:17 PM

Bontrager Pro Blendr Stem 7 deg 120mm in length for my Domane.

Kai Winters 05-27-22 07:36 PM

S Works Torch shoes

rsbob 05-28-22 06:21 PM

Lazer G1 Mips helmet. Super light

Voodoo76 06-04-22 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by Kai Winters (Post 22522462)
S Works Torch shoes

Same. Just finished setting them up & will get a few hours in tomorrow.

Kai Winters 06-04-22 04:04 PM

Wore them for the first time yesterday...like wearing slippers...so comfortable
Wore them today for a 52 mile race...wow...forgot I had shoes on...perhaps the best shoes Spesh ever designed/built.

AlgarveCycling 06-05-22 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by Kai Winters (Post 22522462)
S Works Torch shoes

Ordered mine yesterday. Not sure I'll wear them though, just keep them as a backup 'in case' - I only bought them 'cos they look so good. :lol:
Quite happy with my S-Phyre's so not in a hurry to replace them.


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Rocket-Sauce 06-06-22 06:23 AM

Garmin Varia rear light
https://res.garmin.com/en/products/0...06a1529713.jpg

Overdraft 06-06-22 10:52 AM

Pirelli P Zero Race TLR's for a tubeless conversion on my Madone SL6

MTBbumpcrush 06-08-22 12:57 AM

My Carbon bike with Carbon Spoke wheel Elitewhees
 
It was my first time buy bike part from oversea and build in local BS,I have been seeing people around me riding carbon spoke bike,so through one of my friend's riding experience on them i decided to buy the same wheel,carbon spoke wheel are more reponsive and have a faster acceleration,it is a step forward compare to traditional steel spoke bike,
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cd198a4382.jpg
https://www.elite-wheels.com/drive-c...okes-wheelset/

crazyravr 06-08-22 07:15 AM

GP5000 TLR 25mm on last Saturday ride from a shop I was very happy to find along the way.

Wife avoided one stone but hit the next one and cut sidewall about 1/4" if not more. Sealant tried to glue and it did hold for a bit, but after 10km when we rolled through town, it went flat again. We still had 40km to ride so decided to get a replacement tire. Very thankful to bump into that shop and did not complain about the cost of it all at all.

seypat 06-08-22 07:24 AM

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