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Old 05-01-23, 03:04 AM
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Some cheap Castelli bibs from Merlin. Added in a few bottle cages and some schwalbe gravel tyres for the Kona. Except I stupidly ordered only one tyre. Found one locally for less than double the price.
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Recent eBay purchases....A Look jersey to match my new Look, and some excellent condition vintage Look shoes for a bargain price.


3 pairs of these Sidi socks in white, black and blue

A lovely soft cotton vintage Giro D'Italia long sleeve top

Some silver Hope Grip Doctor MTB bar end plugs

Vintage Benetto bar tape in Belgian flag colors.

And finally.....I have bought and built up 5 Eddy Merckx frames, and over the years its taken me to do that, I've always had my eyes out for the alloy Eddy Merckx branded bottle cages. I've had a saved eBay search for them for the last 5 years, and in that time have never managed to find enough cages for all 5 of my Merckx's, until now! I managed to find a seller in Belgium with a batch, and bought 4 of these silver ones

So after over 5 years of searching all my 5 Eddy's now have 2 Eddy cages each, a minor detail but after so long it feel like a massive win
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My Bryton Rider 750 GPS decided to brick itself when doing a firmware update, so I replaced it with a Garmin Edge Explore 2. What a great GPS that is. Love the on-board navigation / rerouting feature. Works perfectly.
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A new set of bars to try out

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A new set of bars to try out


A buddy of mine has these. Ive been itching for them.
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Old 05-02-23, 06:30 PM
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A buddy of mine has these. Ive been itching for them.
same here.
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Castelli bib tights for colder temperatures - a great improvement over my cheap amazon pair! Don't ride in cold weather much so I didn't see the need to get an expensive pair, but now that I have one, I realize it's clearly worth the money!
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Old 05-03-23, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
A new set of bars to try out
I was looking at these and I really liked them except I was replacing bars on two bikes, so I could not justify the cost, but I guy I ride with occasionally has them and hey are very nice. I just could not stomach the $800 for them. I know, I could have bought one , but them when I ride the other bike I would be like, damn, I should have put them on this bike too. I found some of the Ritchey Carbon Steem II bars on a stupid good sale for a place going out of business and got both bars for the cost of these. But these are really nice.
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Old 05-04-23, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by eduskator View Post
Castelli bib tights for colder temperatures - a great improvement over my cheap amazon pair! Don't ride in cold weather much so I didn't see the need to get an expensive pair, but now that I have one, I realize it's clearly worth the money!
Cheap stuff only works when:
- short rides
- not too hot and not too cold
- not wet
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The Magene S3 speed/cadence sensor. Using it as a speed sensor with the Wahoo mobile app.

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Shopping for some alloy rim brake wheels myself. Why did you choose those? Nothing wrong with the choice, just interested in your opinion. Im eye balling the zondas. Of course now that I am actually trying to buy a pair the price jumps up 100.00 dollars.
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Old 05-06-23, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Shopping for some alloy rim brake wheels myself. Why did you choose those? Nothing wrong with the choice, just interested in your opinion. Im eye balling the zondas. Of course now that I am actually trying to buy a pair the price jumps up 100.00 dollars.
fairly light wheels at 1649g for the pair for only $369, plus, they are built by Shimano. I was looking into the SuperTeams as well, which is another option. They have had great reviews here on BF, as well as on YouTube
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Old 05-07-23, 03:51 PM
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Shopping for some alloy rim brake wheels myself. Why did you choose those? Nothing wrong with the choice, just interested in your opinion. Im eye balling the zondas. Of course now that I am actually trying to buy a pair the price jumps up 100.00 dollars.

Take a look at the Boyd Altamont's if you are still looking, they are really nice and rode them for many years. The recently redid them and I believe they are back in stock. Boyd is a fantastic company for service after sale if you need it.
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Old 05-07-23, 03:53 PM
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Needing some new bib shorts and wanted to try something different that did not cost so much, so I ordered some Black Bib Ultimate's. Figured I would give one pair a trial and if I like them order some more.
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Old 05-07-23, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
Take a look at the Boyd Altamont's if you are still looking, they are really nice and rode them for many years. The recently redid them and I believe they are back in stock. Boyd is a fantastic company for service after sale if you need it.

Ill have to check the weight. The zondas are super light. I currently own 2 pairs of superteams, one disc and one rim brake. Im currently torn between getting the zondas or another pair of superteams. Decisions.
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Old 05-07-23, 07:19 PM
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I’ll have to check the weight. The zondas are super light. I currently own 2 pairs of superteams, one disc and one rim brake. Im currently torn between getting the zondas or another pair of superteams. Decisions.
Mine were pretty light, if I recall correctly, sub 1400, maybe closer to 1300. I was running 10 speed when I first got them, and 11 speed was just hitting the market, so when I upgraded to 11 speed, I picked up one of the new hub bodies that supported 9/10/11 speed and ran them on several bikes. When I moved to a carbon rim, I moved them over to a bike I sold last year, and they still performed beautifully. If they are not on their site yet, shoot them an email to see when they expect them in stock. The sent an email to me about 2 months ago announcing they should be open for sale soon. Oh and I was running 24 F \ 28 R spoke count which accounted for a little more weight. You could get them in 20 / 24 / 28 spoke counts. Not sure what the new wheels will offer.
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I got the Silca wax pellets, after being on drip wax I will go full out wax. And some new bartape, the lizard skin one. Quite excited about both to be honest. After getting wheels last year and a new bike the year before, this will be the main thing for 2023. Certainly the tape feels nice on the touch, the box came with a little tester to press and feel on the outside and the pattern is very similar to the original which I actually liked a lot.

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I got the Silca wax pellets, after being on drip wax I will go full out wax. And some new bartape, the lizard skin one. Quite excited about both to be honest. After getting wheels last year and a new bike the year before, this will be the main thing for 2023. Certainly the tape feels nice on the touch, the box came with a little tester to press and feel on the outside and the pattern is very similar to the original which I actually liked a lot.
Watch the Lizard Skin. I notice that the more recent versions were not as lasting as the used to be, so I started trying other stuff. I really liked Lizard Skin too
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Needing some new bib shorts and wanted to try something different that did not cost so much, so I ordered some Black Bib Ultimate's. Figured I would give one pair a trial and if I like them order some more.
I have a pair of Black Bib Ultimates- they are plenty fine from a construction perspective and fit well. The front stomach panel rises up above my rib cage though and so it is easily the warmest bibs I have. I only use them during the shoulder season as the extra material blocks a bit of wind and insulates a bit.
Just a heads up since you are in an area thats slightly warmer than where I am.
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I have a pair of Black Bib Ultimates- they are plenty fine from a construction perspective and fit well. The front stomach panel rises up above my rib cage though and so it is easily the warmest bibs I have. I only use them during the shoulder season as the extra material blocks a bit of wind and insulates a bit.
Just a heads up since you are in an area thats slightly warmer than where I am.
Thanks for the heads up. That probably won't be much different from what I have been using, which is was sort of a concern. I have been riding in Louis Garneau Fit Sensor 2 bibs for many years and they run a little tall on my body, and the material is pretty thick, so in the winter, I've never had a need to have thermal bib's when it is cold out for us. So if the are a little thinner, that might be some relief in the summer.
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I have a pair of Black Bib Ultimates- they are plenty fine from a construction perspective and fit well. The front stomach panel rises up above my rib cage though and so it is easily the warmest bibs I have. I only use them during the shoulder season as the extra material blocks a bit of wind and insulates a bit.
Just a heads up since you are in an area thats slightly warmer than where I am.
So I got the bibs in and they were a little tight on the shoulder strap, so I am sending back to exchange for the version to handle a longer torso. I was looking at the Adventure bobs, but they did not have my size with the longer straps in stock, they told me they will have some in a couple of weeks. The pad seems like it will be fairly comfy, but will have to gauge that when I can get on a ride with them. From a material point of view, these are thinner than what I am using now, so they could be cooler here in the summer. I might have to reassess my winter riding needs though.
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2023 BMC Roadmachine THREE

I ordered a K-Edge combo and gopro light mount for Cygolite. Also ordered PRO BIKE TOOL 1/4" torque wrench. It's such a unbusy looking bike.
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Sale and discount put this in my closet for more than 50% off the regular price.
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