Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Your Most Recent Cycling-related Purchase

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Your Most Recent Cycling-related Purchase

Old 07-21-22, 08:43 AM
  #20401  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Oakharbor, OH
Posts: 120

Bikes: 1980's Viner Track Bike, Litespeed M1

Liked 142 Times in 54 Posts
New saddle for my track bike.
EJM73 is offline  
Old 07-24-22, 11:03 PM
  #20402  
OM boy
 
cyclezen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Goleta CA
Posts: 4,488

Bikes: a bunch

Liked 725 Times in 485 Posts
EKOI Stuff & TPU Tubes

So, last week I ordered a bunch of stuff from EKOI, received super fast in 2 days!
I haven't gotten new shoes in ages... My Sidis are still working great and no where used up, but... I could use another pair to alternate some more ... (I have 2 other pr , one PI and one Adidas)
EKOII R4 Carbon shoes - haven't used them yet, but have tried them on - Great Fit ! comfy !, I'm a US 11, 45 in SIdi (euro). EKOI also uses eu scale and equates that to Mondopoint...
I'm usually using 28.5 in Mondo, and EKOI 45 equates, per their chart.measure to 28.6. And, yes, they fit great!
EKOI Bibs - M - I'm 33 waist and these fit just perfect, excellent fabric, not too thick chamois and well shaped so it doesn;t 'bunch' in the crotch. Good leg hold without a heavy grip, stretch mesh upper/straps feel good - We'll see how well the hold up over time...
EKOI Base layer - M - fabric is nice, but not what I would call warm/hot weather appropriate. I have used, and they are perfect for our current conditions, high 60's to mid/higher 70's. Good moisture transport on some sweaty rides yesterday and today. I expect this to be good with only a jersey down to lower 50's... Stretchy and no binding anywhere.
EKOI Gloves - look/feel good, prolly gonna be very nice, when I start using them

Also got some TPU tubes (for road, 700x 23-32) which I ordered from China, about 1/2 price of Schwalbe Aerothan. Wanted to try on roadie. I have Schwalbe Aerothan on the gravel bike and like it for the 42mm tire I have on there. We'll see how this works for 23-25mm on road... (I'm old school and have no issues with still using 23 & 25... LOL!).

New stuff from EKOI & some Chinese TPU tubes.

Fun!
Ride On
Yuri

EDIT: On closer examination of the EKOI Carbon (R4) shoes, the supplied insoles are the crappiest insoles I've ever seen - by far. And I've seen and gotten some serious junk. Now, not a problem for me, because I always put aftermarket insoles in all my sport shoes, including those for riding...
Just a heads up for anyone who does buy this shoe, expect to get better insoles...

Last edited by cyclezen; 07-29-22 at 09:02 AM.
cyclezen is online now  
Likes For cyclezen:
Old 07-25-22, 07:53 AM
  #20403  
Senior Member
 
rekmeyata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NE Indiana
Posts: 8,692

Bikes: 2020 Masi Giramondo 700c; 2013 Lynskey Peloton; 1992 Giant Rincon; 1989 Dawes needs parts; 1985 Trek 660; 1985 Fuji Club; 1984 Schwinn Voyager; 1984 Miyata 612; 1977 Raleigh Competition GS

Liked 257 Times in 207 Posts
Originally Posted by cyclezen
so, last week i ordered a bunch of stuff from ekoi, received super fast in 2 days!
I haven't gotten new shoes in ages... My sidis are still working great and no where used up, but... I could use another pair to alternate some more ... (i have 2 other pr , one pi and one adidas)
ekoii r4 carbon shoes - haven't used them yet, but have tried them on - great fit ! Comfy !, i'm a us 11, 45 in sidi (euro). Ekoi also uses eu scale and equates that to mondopoint...
I'm usually using 28.5 in mondo, and ekoi 45 equates, per their chart.measure to 28.6. And, yes, they fit great!
Ekoi bibs - m - i'm 33 waist and these fit just perfect, excellent fabric, not too thick chamois and well shaped so it doesn;t 'bunch' in the crotch. Good leg hold without a heavy grip, stretch mesh upper/straps feel good - we'll see how well the hold up over time...
Ekoi base layer - m - fabric is nice, but not what i would call warm/hot weather appropriate. I have used, and they are perfect for our current conditions, high 60's to mid/higher 70's. Good moisture transport on some sweaty rides yesterday and today. I expect this to be good with only a jersey down to lower 50's... Stretchy and no binding anywhere.
Ekoi gloves - look/feel good, prolly gonna be very nice, when i start using them

also got some tpu tubes (for road, 700x 23-32) which i ordered from china, about 1/2 price of schwalbe aerothan. Wanted to try on roadie. I have schwalbe aerothan on the gravel bike and like it for the 42mm tire i have on there. We'll see how this works for 23-25mm on road... (i'm old school and have no issues with still using 23 & 25... Lol!).

new stuff from ekoi & some chinese tpu tubes.

fun!
Ride on
yuri
eeeekooooiiiiii
rekmeyata is offline  
Old 07-26-22, 07:06 AM
  #20404  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mississauga ON
Posts: 336

Bikes: 1 for road & 1 for gravel

Liked 45 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by cyclezen
So, last week I ordered a bunch of stuff from EKOI, received super fast in 2 days!
I haven't gotten new shoes in ages... My Sidis are still working great and no where used up, but... I could use another pair to alternate some more ... (I have 2 other pr , one PI and one Adidas)
EKOII R4 Carbon shoes - haven't used them yet, but have tried them on - Great Fit ! comfy !, I'm a US 11, 45 in SIdi (euro). EKOI also uses eu scale and equates that to Mondopoint...
I'm usually using 28.5 in Mondo, and EKOI 45 equates, per their chart.measure to 28.6. And, yes, they fit great!
EKOI Bibs - M - I'm 33 waist and these fit just perfect, excellent fabric, not too thick chamois and well shaped so it doesn;t 'bunch' in the crotch. Good leg hold without a heavy grip, stretch mesh upper/straps feel good - We'll see how well the hold up over time...
EKOI Base layer - M - fabric is nice, but not what I would call warm/hot weather appropriate. I have used, and they are perfect for our current conditions, high 60's to mid/higher 70's. Good moisture transport on some sweaty rides yesterday and today. I expect this to be good with only a jersey down to lower 50's... Stretchy and no binding anywhere.
EKOI Gloves - look/feel good, prolly gonna be very nice, when I start using them

Also got some TPU tubes (for road, 700x 23-32) which I ordered from China, about 1/2 price of Schwalbe Aerothan. Wanted to try on roadie. I have Schwalbe Aerothan on the gravel bike and like it for the 42mm tire I have on there. We'll see how this works for 23-25mm on road... (I'm old school and have no issues with still using 23 & 25... LOL!).

New stuff from EKOI & some Chinese TPU tubes.

Fun!
Ride On
Yuri
My order also came in.
- Sleeveless and long sleeve baselayer (size L and fit is excellent)
- couple jerseys (size L and fit excellent)
- thermo jacket and the fit is REALLY off and I mean like WTF happened here? Torso is like XXL and the sleeves are like XS (I could live with the torso room but sleeves only go up to half my forearm. Even when I stretch them real hard, they do no reach my wrists. This will be a return.
crazyravr is offline  
Likes For crazyravr:
Old 07-26-22, 07:07 PM
  #20405  
Newbie
 
geomiko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 63

Bikes: Surly Steamroller 48/17 | Aventon Cordoba 48/15 | Cramerotti TVT Ultra 48/13 | 2016 State Bicycle Co. Black Label

Liked 142 Times in 40 Posts
Got these DA 7710s a couple weeks ago. Purple Sugino chainring arrived in the mail today. Purple Parts Party is in full force.

geomiko is offline  
Old 07-28-22, 04:54 PM
  #20406  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 4,219

Bikes: 1983 Basso Gap...2013 Colnago CX-1...2015 Bianchi Intenso

Liked 1,385 Times in 731 Posts
GP5000 and ENVE SES

__________________
bfuser10291295 is offline  
Likes For bfuser10291295:
Old 07-29-22, 06:05 PM
  #20407  
Senior Member
 
biker128pedal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern VA
Posts: 1,741

Bikes: 2022 Fuel EX 8, 2021 Domane SL6, Black Beta (Nashbar frame), 2004 Trek 1000C for the trainer

Liked 464 Times in 272 Posts
Set of Aeolus Pro 51s. Out the tubed GP5000 tires with 2500 miles on them. Plan Moto go tubeless. But also put GR1 35mm set up tubeless on the Paradigm 25 wheels. They expanded to 37mm. So road set of carbon aero wheels and rough to gravel set.



Last edited by biker128pedal; 07-29-22 at 08:47 PM.
biker128pedal is offline  
Likes For biker128pedal:
Old 07-30-22, 07:33 AM
  #20408  
Advocatus Diaboli
 
Sy Reene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Wherever I am
Posts: 8,730

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene, Nashbar steel CX

Liked 1,559 Times in 1,023 Posts
Originally Posted by cyclezen
Also got some TPU tubes (for road, 700x 23-32) which I ordered from China, about 1/2 price of Schwalbe Aerothan. Wanted to try on roadie. I have Schwalbe Aerothan on the gravel bike and like it for the 42mm tire I have on there. We'll see how this works for 23-25mm on road... (I'm old school and have no issues with still using 23 & 25... LOL!).
..
Curious how you get on with the RideNow tpu tubes. Looked them up, and at ~$9 each could be interesting if they hold air.
Sy Reene is offline  
Old 07-30-22, 08:40 AM
  #20409  
OM boy
 
cyclezen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Goleta CA
Posts: 4,488

Bikes: a bunch

Liked 725 Times in 485 Posts
Originally Posted by Sy Reene
Curious how you get on with the RideNow tpu tubes. Looked them up, and at ~$9 each could be interesting if they hold air.
They've only been on the wheels/bike for a week, and one ride (it's on the Tarmac I use for 'group rides' - which means getting shelled on the climbs... LOL)
Tomorrow I take it out again... and I'll air down to 72 frt/75 rr psi and see how that works...
Tires seem to be holding air for the past 6 days, quite well.
I guess my only concern is susceptibility to 'flats' and how complicated a 'repair' might be.
Given I ride higher grade road tires in 23-25, which are reasonably 'thin', it's a concern. I'm much less concerned using them in wider/thicker gravel or MTB tires.
I don't trash a tube just because it needs a patch. I re-use until I get at least 3-4 flats, so easy repair is also a Q.
Having read up, it seems the easiest 'repair' for TPU is to use a self-adhesive patch Like the Park Tools GP-2. ...
so we'll see about all that... I'll report back after a month of riding.
Ride On Yuri
cyclezen is online now  
Old 08-05-22, 06:27 AM
  #20410  
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,845
Liked 6,424 Times in 3,521 Posts


Birthday present from my bride.
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 08-05-22, 12:50 PM
  #20411  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mississauga ON
Posts: 336

Bikes: 1 for road & 1 for gravel

Liked 45 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31


Birthday present from my bride.
Does the bride know she got you this gift?
crazyravr is offline  
Likes For crazyravr:
Old 08-05-22, 12:51 PM
  #20412  
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,845
Liked 6,424 Times in 3,521 Posts
Originally Posted by crazyravr
Does the bride know she got you this gift?
She ordered it with her own credit card and everything.
Mojo31 is offline  
Likes For Mojo31:
Old 08-05-22, 02:14 PM
  #20413  
Newbie
 
1sp33d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2022
Posts: 62

Bikes: 2022 Cervelo Caledonia -- 2022 Surly Ghost Grappler

Liked 49 Times in 23 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31
She ordered it with her own credit card and everything.
Sounds like a keeper! Hope you didn't sign a prenup!
1sp33d is offline  
Old 08-05-22, 02:41 PM
  #20414  
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,845
Liked 6,424 Times in 3,521 Posts
Originally Posted by 1sp33d
Sounds like a keeper! Hope you didn't sign a prenup!
What’s hers is hers, what’s ours is hers, and what’s mine is hers. I live by that golden rule.

She did tell me I get to pay for it since she doesn’t work though.

She is a keeper, and we’ve been together a long time and have had a good life together. That’ll never change.
Mojo31 is offline  
Likes For Mojo31:
Old 08-06-22, 12:41 AM
  #20415  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 702

Bikes: '23 Poseidon Redwood, '07 Specialized Roubaix Comp Triple, '12 Gravity Fixie, '21 Liv Rove 4, '06? Giant EB Spirit

Liked 237 Times in 151 Posts
Cygolite hotrod 90
great design
thanks to this forum for the recommendation
Symox is offline  
Old 08-07-22, 07:25 AM
  #20416  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 3,520
Liked 2,346 Times in 1,315 Posts
I got another Cinelli #3 leather saddle in pretty good shape. It was in my watch list on eBay. The price was 75 and it is in “rider” condition so I was going to offer 70 for it but I was in a hurry so I just put it in my watch list for later. I was then notified that the seller was offering the saddle for 65 so I hit the buy it now ‘accept offer . I had not paid much attention when I looked at it . The seat was pictured still mounted on the seat post and when it showed up , it was with a 27.2 Campagnolo non-fluted pin! So, an ok deal turned into a super deal. The seat post was ugly with dirt when I looked at the pic but I was paying attention to the seat so I dunno I just overlooked it. It cleaned up nicely with very little scarring below insertion area. The saddle had a couple of scuffs but no cracking, I just love the #3 saddles , they work for me . That and the Brooks Professional. I really need to pay attention when I’m looking at the offerings , when I revisited the ad it clearly stated that the seat post was included! Yea, positive feedback for sure.
Kabuki12 is offline  
Old 08-07-22, 01:58 PM
  #20417  
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Haines, Alaska
Posts: 316
Liked 114 Times in 75 Posts
Voler bib leggings and velum rain jacket; Garmin Epix Gen 2 and HRM Pro Plus.
IcySwan1 is offline  
Old 08-07-22, 05:31 PM
  #20418  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Syracuse NY
Posts: 244

Bikes: 2020 Giant Advanced 2, 2020 Giant Contend AR1

Liked 78 Times in 34 Posts
In the last two weeks I bought :

- used 2020 Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert
-Wahoo Bolt V2
-Wahoo mounts
-Wahoo Heart monitor
-Pioneer Power meter
-Supacaz bar tape
- X-tiger cycling glasses
GBK233 is offline  
Old 08-09-22, 01:28 PM
  #20419  
Tange
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 134

Bikes: 74 Raleigh Super Course Mk II, 77 Nishiki International, 77 Motobecane Super Mirage, 84 Team Fuji, 85 Schwinn Traveler, 86 Schwinn Prelude, 86 Raleigh Technium 460, 87 Raleigh Technium Tri Lite, 88 Cannondale "Crest", 96 Giant ATX 830, 05 Trek 1000

Liked 111 Times in 38 Posts
Cannondale R500 Crest 63cm

Got lucky, and found this one in my size about an hour away. Not a grail bike for me (those would be a 7-11 Merckx, or Lemond Alpe d'Huez) It's a Frankenbike. Seller bought it used at a shop in Lynchburg, VA. 105 crank, shifters and brakes, Mavic 840 rear. 860 front, Campy Chorus headset, Nitto blue stem, Cinelli Giro bars, non original Specialized saddle. I think it had blue cable housings and white brake hoods originally. I may get the saddle that came original with a, Vetta Carrera, or use my Blue Parsons B-17 knockoff. I'll probably swap out the whole group for a Microshift R9 or anything with brifters.
















Last edited by chiefkurtz; 08-09-22 at 01:37 PM.
chiefkurtz is offline  
Likes For chiefkurtz:
Old 08-09-22, 03:30 PM
  #20420  
Senior Member
 
Troul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mich
Posts: 7,685

Bikes: RSO E-tire dropper fixie brifter

Liked 3,185 Times in 2,022 Posts
Originally Posted by chiefkurtz
Got lucky, and found this one in my size about an hour away. Not a grail bike for me (those would be a 7-11 Merckx, or Lemond Alpe d'Huez) It's a Frankenbike. Seller bought it used at a shop in Lynchburg, VA. 105 crank, shifters and brakes, Mavic 840 rear. 860 front, Campy Chorus headset, Nitto blue stem, Cinelli Giro bars, non original Specialized saddle. I think it had blue cable housings and white brake hoods originally. I may get the saddle that came original with a, Vetta Carrera, or use my Blue Parsons B-17 knockoff. I'll probably swap out the whole group for a Microshift R9 or anything with brifters.
you're flossin the classic looks!
__________________
-YMMV
Troul is offline  
Old 08-09-22, 10:43 PM
  #20421  
Senior Member
 
primov8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: A Yankee in Houston, TX
Posts: 1,074

Bikes: State Bicycle Co. Undefeated Track SS/FG, Lynskey Helix-Bronze

Liked 204 Times in 95 Posts
With Lynskey's current summer sale, I had to take advantage of it and ended up ordering the R500 in the hopes of EPS going wireless next year.

I will be building up my first SS bike as its arriving by the end of the week.

State Bicycle Co. Undefeated Track Complete bike, but it will be stripped down for the following:

TRP RRL brake levers
TRP R879 dual pivot brakeset
3T Superleggera Team handlebar 44cm
3T ARX II Team Stealth stem 100mm
Whisky No.7 alloy seatpost, matte black
KMC HL1 wide chain, black
Selle Italia SP-01 Boost TM Superflow saddle
primov8 is offline  
Old 08-10-22, 05:43 PM
  #20422  
Senior Member
 
sshakari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Tarzana, CA
Posts: 700

Bikes: Canyon Endurace, Merckx liege 75, Cinelli Vigorelli

Liked 114 Times in 61 Posts

stocked up on 2 chains, 2 reusable missing links, loctite 222, and wax lube. Im still waxing my chain but wanted to have something to use for just 1 or 2 more rides before the dip.
__________________
If you have a steady supply of something, you can afford it and it's not interfering with your life, there's nothing wrong with being addicted. - Roland Griffiths
sshakari is offline  
Old 08-10-22, 06:15 PM
  #20423  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 11,356

Bikes: Madone, Emonda, 5500, Ritchey Breakaway

Liked 5,304 Times in 2,266 Posts
Originally Posted by chiefkurtz
Got lucky, and found this one in my size about an hour away. Not a grail bike for me (those would be a 7-11 Merckx, or Lemond Alpe d'Huez) It's a Frankenbike. Seller bought it used at a shop in Lynchburg, VA. 105 crank, shifters and brakes, Mavic 840 rear. 860 front, Campy Chorus headset, Nitto blue stem, Cinelli Giro bars, non original Specialized saddle. I think it had blue cable housings and white brake hoods originally. I may get the saddle that came original with a, Vetta Carrera, or use my Blue Parsons B-17 knockoff. I'll probably swap out the whole group for a Microshift R9 or anything with brifters.
















I saw this on craigslist, was tempted.
bampilot06 is offline  
Likes For bampilot06:
Old 08-11-22, 06:49 PM
  #20424  
Senior Member
 
eduskator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 2,164

Bikes: SL8 Pro, TCR beater

Liked 596 Times in 449 Posts
White Oakley Sutro lite to match my new POC helmet & a few jerseys including a long sleeve for the upcoming fall.
eduskator is offline  
Old 08-11-22, 07:27 PM
  #20425  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 11,356

Bikes: Madone, Emonda, 5500, Ritchey Breakaway

Liked 5,304 Times in 2,266 Posts



Picked this dream machine up today for my daughter. She wanted red, but I can’t have her going faster than me.
bampilot06 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.