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grcolts 06-08-22 10:21 AM

New Bike
 
My most recent addition was purchasing a brand new Jamis Renegade bicycle! Have not ridden it much yet, but so far am really liking this bike.

Troul 06-09-22 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by seypat (Post 22534683)

I have that & a 4k+. Mclovin them for on bicycle recording shtuff.

tajimirich 06-10-22 09:09 AM

I feel pretty stupid but when I changed my bike I went from a 420 handlebar to a 480 one and I found it to be an unpleasant switch. My bike bike guy says 480 is more my size, but I'm used to 420 (no pot jokes lol) so even though I just bought a new pair of handlebars like a week ago I've ordered a THIRD pair, and a shorter stem (13 down to 12), oh boy.

I'm also annoyed because I went by dimensions, not brand, and I'm replacing ITM handlebars with something called "g-force" which these days at least seems to only sell folding bikes.

If anyone knows about g-force's pedigree I'd love to know :)

The stem is "ttt", Cinelli meets colnago? Or campagnolo... I forget what my mechanic told me :P but he was excited about the stem.

(Can't use the og handlebars I like so much because there 31.8 but my new bike is vintage)

beeballman 06-10-22 05:59 PM

Garmin 530

malcala622 06-11-22 12:53 AM

Prologo saddle, correct sized ritchey seatpost clamp and Enve botte set.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0cf4e8b316.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c30c8a98f1.jpg

Blesstheride 06-11-22 04:48 PM

Our last purchase was an Ariel Rider bike. I think they have a sister company now

OldTryGuy 06-11-22 06:16 PM

Just delivered .... 1 - Panaracer GRAVELKING SK 700x32 tire

rsbob 06-12-22 11:48 PM

Two pairs of Aero socks and a new Lazer helmet. Need all the extra watts I can save.

malcala622 06-15-22 11:08 PM

Dura Ace 9100 crankset and cassette

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...180ac8124b.jpg

geomiko 06-17-22 10:31 PM

Yesterday was new bike day x2 for me.

First time ever that I've bought two in one day, hopefully it won't be the last!

The first is a Specialized Hardrock with a sweet old paint job that reminds me of Miami Vice. My boss had been asking me about a bike for his wife for awhile, so when this one popped up on Craigslist for $50, I jumped on it. Drove out to the suburbs around 11 AM and met a nice old white-haired guy named Mark at a storage facility. He and his wife had ridden a few of them over the years and loved them. He was just getting rid of some old stock, so it was a win for both of us.

I've ordered new rubber, pedals, cassette, chain, brake pads and cables/housing, so it shouldn't be much work. The shifting was dialed on the test ride, so that's a bonus.

For a multiple-decade-old bike, it doesn't look horrible. Here's a pic from yesterday after bringing her home:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a2093700f.jpg


The second bike is a Serotta Club Special track bike. I had been eyeing this frame on Craigslist for about a month before I reached out to the seller. His asking price for the complete bike (full DA components, Miche hubs to Velocity rims) was completely out of my price range. We went back and forth for a while, I tried to offer some trades to ease the price, and he stopped responding. I figured I'd missed the boat, but the listing stayed up on Craigslist, FB Marketplace and OfferUp.

Finally, he reached out to me after seven days and agreed on an extremely reasonable all cash offer on the frameset. I offered another hundred dollars for the cranks and BB, and he generously included the entire bike, minus the wheelset. The timing worked out after picking up the Hardrock, and I was able to drive to his house at 6 and pick up the bike. Thankfully nobody got murdered or robbed, I'm always a bit nervous dealing with Craigslist, let alone two strangers in one day. I'm sure the seller felt the same way inviting me to his house!

Here's the bike as I received it:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...68dd741de6.jpg


The story I got from the seller is that the bike was built during the 80s in NY for an alleged Olympian who used the bike for training. The bike was then sold to a firefighter who moved to Chicago, who sold it to the Craigslist seller who sold it to me. All hearsay, but I consider this the first collectible bike in my collection, and it's fun to have stories and history to the frame, however true or not they may be.

Anyways, I took the thing home, put a bunch of parts on it, and took it for a nice 15 mile test drive last night. Definitely need to tweak a couple things, but I'm extremely happy with it so far:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...68916e00bb.jpg


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ddad8755d9.jpg


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c4cf38e8c3.jpg


Thanks for looking

Cheers

void_presence 06-22-22 07:42 AM

a torque wrench kit and a bike maintenance stand, for my new road bike coming in on Monday!

sshakari 06-24-22 05:08 PM

Assos Summer Glove $27
Assos Monogram Sock $10

IcySwan1 06-24-22 07:06 PM

Kind of local thing. Bought two "water bottles" designed to hold bear spray. Insert bear spray and voila you just put in a bottle cage. They are made by a Canadian company. The instructions helpfully conclude by saying to change your shorts if you need to use it/

Mike

Fendertele 06-25-22 02:25 PM

Chain, Park master pliers, Park compact chain tool, repair stand.

Greatestalltime 06-26-22 08:54 AM

Sidi Shot 2 in Galaxy blue. Loud colors on cycling shoes is mandatory.

Ubie 06-26-22 04:04 PM

The spawn managed to drop his helmet down the equivalent of a flight of stairs, so a new squash bucket for him, and while we were there picked up gloves and a new tube for his bike.

BiciMan 06-28-22 07:23 AM

These lights: Amazon.com : Bike Lights Front Back Rechargeable: 2022 VICTAGEN Upgrade Super Bright Bike Headlight USB, 3 LED Bicycle Flashlight, Safety Waterproof Lights for Night Riding Road Mountain : Sports & Outdoors
I'm going to be doing some night rural riding this summer and may need additional illumination. Arrived yesterday and I tested them last night. Not fancy features but the look and feel are quality/fine. I want to make sure its "4000 lumen" claim really is significantly better than my trusty Light & Motion Urban550. If so, it'll be a great deal. That test is probably tonight, though they're probably already impressive anyway to be keepers. (I paid 4X as much for the Urban550 years ago.)

P.S. Speaking of trusty, I still have and use my Blackburn Flea set regularly for just be-seen needs. :thumb:

rekmeyata 06-28-22 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by BiciMan (Post 22556408)
These lights: Amazon.com : Bike Lights Front Back Rechargeable: 2022 VICTAGEN Upgrade Super Bright Bike Headlight USB, 3 LED Bicycle Flashlight, Safety Waterproof Lights for Night Riding Road Mountain : Sports & Outdoors
I'm going to be doing some night rural riding this summer and may need additional illumination. Arrived yesterday and I tested them last night. Not fancy features but the look and feel are quality/fine. I want to make sure its "4000 lumen" claim really is significantly better than my trusty Light & Motion Urban550. If so, it'll be a great deal. That test is probably tonight, though they're probably already impressive anyway to be keepers. (I paid 4X as much for the Urban550 years ago.)

P.S. Speaking of trusty, I still have and use my Blackburn Flea set regularly for just be-seen needs. :thumb:

Those are generic Chinese lights, and all dealings I've had or have read about lights such as these is the lumens are about 3/4 and sometimes less than what they say it is, and the battery run times are also about 1/2 of what they say it is. The other issue is that Chinese made rechargeable batteries do not last as long, meaning instead of lasting 5 to 8 years, you'll get 2 to 4 years, and during that whole time your charge lasting time is getting less and less.

So, for example, that light claims it can do 4,000 lumens, highly doubtful, I bet it's much closer to between 800 to 1,000 lumens; they also say it will run for 6 hours, no, closer to 3 hours.

However, if you are aware of this going into buying it, for $22 a light running at even 500 to 800 lumens is a good buy, as long as you know that in 2 to 4 years you will have to buy another light.

Do not take that lifetime service guarantee to mean anything either, because by the time you pay to ship the light, pay for the service, and the shipping back you could have bought another $22 or so light for less than the cost of the shipping alone! China has strange warranties, but first realize that it's only warrantied for a year, but like all Chinese stuff you have to pay for shipping both ways, and to ship something to China and back is rather pricey, and I'm pretty sure it will exceed the price of a new light at $22 a light. China will charge very high fees for shipping too, I know this because a friend of mine bought a very nice Chinese made fishing rod for $99, the warranty is for a year, but it will cost $60 PLUS shipping to get the warranty to fix the rod?! Heck, the $60 plus the shipping fees is about $100 at least. Chinese warranties are worthless. Chinese do a lot of fishing, them and Japan make the finest fishing rods you can buy because they've been doing it for a very long time, fishing is a huge sport in those countries

sshakari 06-28-22 04:43 PM

had to get a new front brake caliper.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b3585ef014.jpg

Sy Reene 06-28-22 06:20 PM

Trying a new but similarly built (to my current/old saddle) saddle; just a bit shorter. So far, so good. Selle Italia SLR Boost Gravel

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...545f5f006e.jpg

bampilot06 06-28-22 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22557122)
had to get a new front brake caliper.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b3585ef014.jpg


what happened to the old one?

sshakari 06-28-22 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22557272)
what happened to the old one?

still on my bike, but in sad shape. Been having issues with the piston getting stuck and I tried cleaning and everything else to get it to work properly. Finally gave in. After I get the new one I will try and completely take it apart and see what the issue is.

bampilot06 06-28-22 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22557275)
still on my bike, but in sad shape. Been having issues with the piston getting stuck and I tried cleaning and everything else to get it to work properly. Finally gave in. After I get the new one I will try and completely take it apart and see what the issue is.


Right on, hope you figure it out.

mschwett 07-06-22 08:59 PM

went tubeless on the road bike. GP 5000 TR S 30mm. ride quality much improved from the 26mm turbo cottons with tubes, not noticeably slower or faster, just smoother.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...63ea2adad.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9f9c34084.jpeg

geomiko 07-16-22 12:10 PM

Stopped by my LBS after work last night to grab this gold and green CK headset I'd been drooling over for the last week or two:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4aba5df7e9.jpg


Should look alright on that Serotta I posted in this thread last month.


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