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Old 03-25-23, 10:29 AM
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Some cheap Tiagra 10-speed shifters and derailleurs, so I can convert my old Felt Z1 frame into a backup/rain/Zwift bike:


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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
mine always seem to connect with a fresh battery, but return obviously bogus values, often half the real HR. the signal from the electrodes probably gets noisier over time or something as the strap flexes and gets sweated through etc?
When my Garmin chest strap no longer worked, I bought one of these that works with my Garmin Edge and with Zwift for cheap. Works well especially of the price. ThinkRider
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Some cheap Tiagra 10-speed shifters and derailleurs, so I can convert my old Felt Z1 frame into a backup/rain/Zwift bike:


link?
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
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SHIMANO Tiagra 4700 Groupset ROAD Bicycle 2x10 3x10 Speed ST 4700 Shifter + FD 4700 Front Derailleur + RD 4700 Rear Derailleur

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Unior USA is having a spring sale, and I have always hated using a chain whip, so:

Cassette Wrench - 1670/2BI-US – Unior USA
Shimano/SRAM Cassette Lockring Tool with Guide Pin - 1670.7/4 – Unior USA
Cassette Lockring Tool with 12mm Guide - Unior 1670.9/4 – Unior USA

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Three-Way Wrench - 1781 – Unior USA
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I'd say the odds are it's knockoff stuff. May be just fine but seriously doubt it's real Shimano.
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Old 03-26-23, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
I'd say the odds are it's knockoff stuff. May be just fine but seriously doubt it's real Shimano.
I thought it might be knockoff, too. But the store has been around since 2018, does a pretty good sales volume, and it gets high customer marks.




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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
I'd say the odds are it's knockoff stuff. May be just fine but seriously doubt it's real Shimano.
I am not sure how you can offer up a guess...the link doesn't work.
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Still in sticker shock from buying a pair of Conti 5000 AS TRs tubeless. This is after my relatively new (maybe 20 rides) Schwalbe Pro One suffered a catastrophic puncture. Can’t plug it.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I am not sure how you can offer up a guess...the link doesn't work.
Sorry, my mistake. I fixed the link:

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Moots RCS and a Spurcycle bell, as usual. Took the Foundation 45s off and put on the Zipp 303 Discs today. Also took off the ENVE bars and put on Pro PLT flat tops. Added the power meter spider. Picked up a few Schwalbe Aerothans as backups for all the diff bikes.

+ new Arundel Dave-Os. Old ones went to the BMC.
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Still in sticker shock from buying a pair of Conti 5000 AS TRs tubeless. This is after my relatively new (maybe 20 rides) Schwalbe Pro One suffered a catastrophic puncture. Can’t plug it.
I had a fairly large hole from a 10 penny nail that got jammed in my tire one day. It did not leak at all which shocked me, and I was able to make it home. I had to use pliers to pull it out, but the sealant would not close it even after I put two plugs in it. The tires were pretty new, only 200 miles give or take. I took the tire off, clean it up, let it dry, then dropped some super glue around the plugs, inside and outside the tire and let it setup for a couple of days. Remounted, added in the sealant, and I have about 2k miles on those tires now and have not had any problems with the plug. I was a little nervous the first couple of rides, so I stayed close to home in case I had to walk back, but I don't even think about it now, like it never happened.
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Originally Posted by Chandne View Post
Moots RCS and a Spurcycle bell, as usual. Took the Foundation 45s off and put on the Zipp 303 Discs today. Also took off the ENVE bars and put on Pro PLT flat tops. Added the power meter spider. Picked up a few Schwalbe Aerothans as backups for all the diff bikes.

+ new Arundel Dave-Os. Old ones went to the BMC.
How do you like those Maxxis tires. I had some of the Re-Fuse and another model, Columbiere maybe, anyway, I really wanted to like them, but found them to be flat magnets. Could not get them off my bike fast enough after a 3 flat day once. Sad too, as I thought they rolled really well.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
How do you like those Maxxis tires. I had some of the Re-Fuse and another model, Columbiere maybe, anyway, I really wanted to like them, but found them to be flat magnets. Could not get them off my bike fast enough after a 3 flat day once. Sad too, as I thought they rolled really well.
So far, they have been quite good. They roll decently and have been tough. My roads/paths are decent but winter sees mag chloride and debris in certain areas. I have also ridden over broken glass while holding my breath a couple of times, though glass is rare for me. They have held up well. I do have Pirelli Cinturato Velos waiting to replace them but I'll keep them on for a while longer. I did not want to like these Maxxis tires but I have started to. Apparently, the Pirellis roll faster and are softer feeling so I'll find out after I swap them in a month or so. I'll keep these Maxxis tires for next winter.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Some cheap Tiagra 10-speed shifters and derailleurs, so I can convert my old Felt Z1 frame into a backup/rain/Zwift bike:



where did you buy this?
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Sram 9 spd cassette 11-28.
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SHIMANO Tiagra 4700 Groupset ROAD Bicycle 2x10 3x10 Speed ST 4700 Shifter + FD 4700 Front Derailleur + RD 4700 Rear Derailleur
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
where did you buy this [Tiagra derailleurs and shifters]?
See posting #20579.
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Bike toolbox stuff...
- Park DAG-3 derailleur hanger alignment tool
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- Tekton 8mm open end wrench
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is alliedexpress trust worthy? I assumed shimano products on there were knock offs.
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So far, they have been quite good. They roll decently and have been tough. My roads/paths are decent but winter sees mag chloride and debris in certain areas. I have also ridden over broken glass while holding my breath a couple of times, though glass is rare for me. They have held up well. I do have Pirelli Cinturato Velos waiting to replace them but I'll keep them on for a while longer. I did not want to like these Maxxis tires but I have started to. Apparently, the Pirellis roll faster and are softer feeling so I'll find out after I swap them in a month or so. I'll keep these Maxxis tires for next winter.
Yea I have been using the Pirelli p Zero Race TLR's and I have been very happy with them.
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My second foray into weight weenyism: Selle Repente Quasar CR Saddle [ASQCR0-0608BK] at BikeTiresDirect

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I had a fairly large hole from a 10 penny nail that got jammed in my tire one day. It did not leak at all which shocked me, and I was able to make it home. I had to use pliers to pull it out, but the sealant would not close it even after I put two plugs in it. The tires were pretty new, only 200 miles give or take. I took the tire off, clean it up, let it dry, then dropped some super glue around the plugs, inside and outside the tire and let it setup for a couple of days. Remounted, added in the sealant, and I have about 2k miles on those tires now and have not had any problems with the plug. I was a little nervous the first couple of rides, so I stayed close to home in case I had to walk back, but I don't even think about it now, like it never happened.
Rode four miles home with a roofing nail in my GP500 tubeless. Only lost 5 lbs. Like you, pulled the nail at home but it did fix with a plug and was good another 3000 miles. The superglue trick is a good one. Will try that next time.
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Waiting on BB Cups to arrive so I can swap Athena 11 speed (silver) off another bike.

Have Waterford behind for frame geometry/size comparison.
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