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bampilot06 09-20-22 11:04 AM

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The bontrager shoe ended up not being a good fit so decided to go with the Torch 2.0, wife bought me the varia as a surprise. I already had the basic model, but she wanted to make sure she could collect after I got hit.

Sy Reene 09-20-22 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by primov8 (Post 22645112)
After selling the Helix two weeks ago, for the first time in the last 15 years I didn't have a road bike in the stable. I'm doing my best to keep the R500 boxed up for my ultimate "dream" build, if and once Campagnolo goes wireless next year. So I reignited the search for a modern geo-steel frameset with the hopes of finding a Liege 75 or at least something similar. I wanted to stay within a certain budget and my search led me to a particular shop from across the pond. They don't advertise like CRC, Merlin, Wiggle, etc... in regards to shipping internationally. A couple days, emailing back and forth to confirm the sale and exact shipping cost and the sale was finalized. Huge shoutout and thanks to the staff at https://www.paulmilnescycles.com for making this happen. Hoping to finish up the build by the end of the week and in time for a shakedown ride first thing Saturday morning.

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Sorry.. not understanding.. You bought a bike from some builder and had them put Merckx branding on it?

primov8 09-20-22 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by Sy Reene (Post 22654148)
Sorry.. not understanding.. You bought a bike from some builder and had them put Merckx branding on it?

These particular framesets.. the Strada, Corsa and Liege 75 from Eddy Merckx were released several years ago, possibly around2018-2019 or maybe earlier. These framesets were not custom and trying to find one now domestically was a challenge itself. I lucked out and just happened to find Paul Milnes Cycles online while searching for these Eddy Merckx framesets.

Mojo31 09-20-22 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22653763)
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The bontrager shoe ended up not being a good fit so decided to go with the Torch 2.0, wife bought me the varia as a surprise. I already had the basic model, but she wanted to make sure she could collect after I got hit.

You can thank me for suggesting that to her.

Sy Reene 09-20-22 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by primov8 (Post 22654189)
These particular framesets.. the Strada, Corsa and Liege 75 from Eddy Merckx were released several years ago, possibly around2018-2019 or maybe earlier. These framesets were not custom and trying to find one now domestically was a challenge itself. I lucked out and just happened to find Paul Milnes Cycles online while searching for these Eddy Merckx framesets.

Ahh.. got it. Paul Milnes Cycles is a store. :thumb:

bampilot06 09-20-22 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22654245)
You can thank me for suggesting that to her.


I put in a good word about that Emonda, yours was not as appreciative.

Troul 09-20-22 06:56 PM

I like the black shoes except for the velcro. I don't want to force the use of velcro any sooner than I might have too....

Mojo31 09-20-22 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22654341)
I put in a good word about that Emonda, yours was not as appreciative.

Different deal. I'm helping her with estate planning in case something happens to you. I'm only charging a third.

drsmoooth 09-20-22 09:12 PM

Dream Bike Build
 
I have decided to build my first road bike. So far, 700c x 28 tires have arrived. Carbon wheels, frame, seat post, seat and bars on order. Looking for groupset.

chiefkurtz 10-05-22 10:23 AM

If it's 63 or 64 cm, I'm probably going to buy it.
 

My wife is going to throw me or the bikes out of the house if I don't stop acquiring them. I can't resist a 63 or 64 road bike, especially from the 80s or before (oh the curse of being 6'4"). Raleigh 480 Technium. I got this one for the frame only, but there's some things I may keep. SN indicates it was built 25 June 1986 (I saw Leo Kottke for the first of ten times 3 days earlier). What a grease collection this one has. I may keep the bullhorns, but the crummy shifters and that saddle must go. Save the tires, handlebars, shifters, saddle, and brake levers, it appears to be all original, including the hubs, rims, and freewheel (and dork disc). Haven't seen SunTour LePree in a while (I can't adjust the text size!!).
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jaxgtr 10-05-22 08:56 PM

Picked up a Garmin Edge 1040 computer today. My wife's old computer crapped itself, so I gifted her my Wahoo Roam. I was looking at the Roam v2, but I got a check yesterday for $700 from an audit of my med bills I requested. I really never expected anything, so I considered this a small lottery win, so I rolled down to my LBS and picked it up. Win, Win for all involved.

Edit: A few days later, I picked up the gen 4 version of the Trek Domane SLR 7 eTap, it seemed to be the right thing to do since I just got the new computer.

jaxgtr 11-04-22 07:00 PM

So I went on a little buying spree last night. I decided I like the SRAM eTap AXS that came with my new Domane, and I really like electronic shifting, so I decided I would update my Trek Emonda ALR that is currently running mechanical 11 speed. The Emonda is not designed for internal cable routing, so eTap AXS is perfect for this bike being wireless. I also like losing 2 cables and it will help clean up the area in front of the bars a little. I am here to tell you, finding rim brake eTap AXS shifters was tough, but once I found them, I decided to pull the trigger on everything else since I was able to find them, and before the country runs out of diesel and nothing can be shipped.

SRAM Force eTap AXS GXP crankset with Quarq DZero spider power meter 46\33
SRAM Force eTap AXS Rim Brake shifters
SRAM Force eTap AXS front derailuer
SRAM Force eTap AXS rear derailuer
SRAM Force eTap AXS 10-33 cassette
SRAM Force eTap AXS chain
Shimano Ultegra BR-R8100 road caliper brakes (SRAM rim brakes still suck and this will allow a better clearing for the 28mm tires I run
XDR hub body
BBInfinte Shimano to GXP conversion kit
Bontrager Grippytack bar tape (Black\White)


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jaxgtr 11-22-22 09:47 PM

Finally had to some time to put all the stuff I bought above on my bike. I ended up sending back the BBInfinite conversion kit and got a BBInfinite GXP BB, the conversion kit would have thrown the chainline out just a hair, and I did not want to deal with that, so I decided I would replace the BB instead. I have to say, it was a little tougher getting in than it was for the Shimano version, but it is very smooth. The AXS was a piece of cake to setup, took me about 25 mins to install and dial in. I highly recommend synching and updating before you put them on the bike. Made everything go a lot smoother. I really like not having the shift cables.

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znomit 11-23-22 04:35 AM

Black Friday deal on a Kona Rove. 650B 47 tyres. GRX600/800. Heaps of mounting options for luggage.
Couldn't say no.

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rsbob 11-27-22 12:11 AM

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Ordered yesterday and was busted by my spouse. Life and marriage goes onů

georges1 11-27-22 03:57 AM

A new mint in box pair of diadora road cycling shoes was needed because with previous one I had the right shoe started to develop cracks and the left one started to age badly but I had them during 25 years.
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bampilot06 11-27-22 04:08 AM

Ordered Shimano 105 R7000 group set for the Ritchey.
Gp 5000 30 mm for the cervelo
Fulcrum 6 C-17 for the Ritchey

georges1 11-30-22 06:22 PM

Very rare Reynolds 731 CT Wallis Frame
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ITM Goccia Stem
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2 Dura Ace 7800 Rear Derailleurs
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Dura Ace BR 7700 for the CT Wallis
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Dura Ace BR 7800 for my Peugeot Prestige
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mstateglfr 11-30-22 10:29 PM

Interesting that the rear brake routes intro the from on the right. Was it set up for left shifter to be the rear brake?

georges1 12-01-22 01:58 AM


Originally Posted by mstateglfr (Post 22725992)
Interesting that the rear brake routes intro the from on the right. Was it set up for left shifter to be the rear brake?

That is a good question,it is a possibility but I am not sure.


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