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Old 02-28-24, 09:26 PM
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I get distracted when I draft her.
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Picked up some Jagwire brake cables\housing for my Emonda...
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Picked up some Jagwire brake cables\housing for my Emonda...
The Jagwire compressionless brake housing is so stiff!
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
The Jagwire compressionless brake housing is so stiff!

Yep, do not disagree, but I really only need a small amount of housing, so I do not buy the super high end stuff, I buy the OEM level, has a little bit more give and not as stiff. I thought I still had some floating and a couple of cables around somewhere, but could not find it, but I found a shop kit version that has 2 cables and some housing for $16. I do like their cables though.
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Upgraded handlebar for the gravel bike I built up three years ago and a compression plug, some pedal washers and a brake hose cutter. I originally built up the bike with handlebar I had on hand and it's darn well time to be spending some $$ now that the initial cost has amortized a few years

The hose cutter I may send back. It will likely not be used for several years, not really needed for my rare usage. When I built the bikes (two bikes, 4 brakes), I just carefully cut the brake lines with a sharp razor knife, held carefully square. It's not brain surgery. But it was winter and I just wanted to spend some money on bike tools!!
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One GXP pressfit bottom bracket to pass on my Quarq power crank to my son.

Two bearings, an extractor and a press+bushings to replace a worn out freehub bearing (might as well do the other one) in my gravel bike's rear wheel. Got a bigger press but not one that would fit through a hub.

One hanger alignment tool after finding out one of my bikes had a screwed hanger that I had no idea had happened and the LBS found when installing my Di2... so now I want to be able to check and fix them myself. Went for the Lifeline one because ParkTool's was 2.5x the price.
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Still hunting for a grx power meter. I swear, when I am not in the market for something I see them everywhere. Now that I need one, nothing. Been looking for 2 months. Oh well.

Picked up some more wool socks off amazon. Cheap stuff works.
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Happy Anniversary! What rum did you get?
Whalers. It's cheap, but it's good flavor
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Whalers. It's cheap, but it's good flavor
Are you going to put some in a flask and take it with you when you go cycling?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Picked up some more wool socks off amazon. Cheap stuff works.
I don't spend a lot of money on socks and jerseys either, I get the cheapest polyester stuff I can find, they all work the same regardless of price, but I'll spend more for good lined shorts. I use to live in the Mojave Desert of California, and my very expensive $120 (expensive back 30 years ago!), but it wasn't any cooler than a $12 one I found that wasn't even cycling specific, and the other strange thing is that the $120 jersey wore out, the $12 one I still have after all those years!! Now I try not to spend more than $30 for a jersey, and I never buy gaudy advertisement jerseys unless they want to give it to me for free to wear, they should be paying us to advertise, not the other way around, nor do I want to look like Tadej Pogačar, I'm not a racer, nor do I want to pretend to be one, what I call a drugstore racer.
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Originally Posted by SpedFast
Whalers. It's cheap, but it's good flavor
Iíll watch for it. Iím a big fan of aged dark rums, and usually have 10 - 15 varieties on hand.
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This may be the least-exciting bicycle purchase I've made so far...

Bleed port screw and o-ring for Shimano GRX lever.

The 2mm allen socket of the original stripped out ridiculously easily. I have since found out that this is not a rare issue.
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Bontrager Pro 51s and DT Swiss 54t Ster Ratchet.

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Bontrager Pro 51s and DT Swiss 54t Ster Ratchet.


Glad I could be of service. Now, have you picked out a color for that madone yet?
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
Are you going to put some in a flask and take it with you when you go cycling?
What do you mean by 'going to'?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Still hunting for a grx power meter. I swear, when I am not in the market for something I see them everywhere. Now that I need one, nothing. Been looking for 2 months. Oh well.
I just use Favero pedals with my GRX on the Checkpoint.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
I don't spend a lot of money on socks and jerseys either, I get the cheapest polyester stuff I can find, they all work the same regardless of price, but I'll spend more for good lined shorts. I use to live in the Mojave Desert of California, and my very expensive $120 (expensive back 30 years ago!), but it wasn't any cooler than a $12 one I found that wasn't even cycling specific, and the other strange thing is that the $120 jersey wore out, the $12 one I still have after all those years!! Now I try not to spend more than $30 for a jersey, and I never buy gaudy advertisement jerseys unless they want to give it to me for free to wear, they should be paying us to advertise, not the other way around, nor do I want to look like Tadej Pogačar, I'm not a racer, nor do I want to pretend to be one, what I call a drugstore racer.
Have to say generally my expensive jerseys look, fit and last better. Especially the winter ones.

Donít know why Castelli seem to use zips made of sugar cubes on their supposed miraculous Gabba and Perfeto waterproof gear though. Never buying one of those again.
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Originally Posted by choddo
I just use Favero pedals with my GRX on the Checkpoint.

Yea thought about it. Ideally I want a P2P max cranks set, but would settle for a stages.

Yes both are available new, just trying to find a used one. Lately the Left arm cranks are all the wrong size.
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Originally Posted by choddo
Have to say generally my expensive jerseys look, fit and last better. Especially the winter ones.

Donít know why Castelli seem to use zips made of sugar cubes on their supposed miraculous Gabba and Perfeto waterproof gear though. Never buying one of those again.
My castelli ROS2 jacket has lasted 3 seasons and still going strong. Never had an issue with the zipper.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My castelli ROS2 jacket has lasted 3 seasons and still going strong. Never had an issue with the zipper.
And thatís half the price. Maybe I sweated on them too much.
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Originally Posted by choddo
And thatís half the price. Maybe I sweated on them too much.

the alpha ROS 2 jacket looks similar to the one you mentioned, but it was 460.00 when I bought it. Thatís the opposite of half the price.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
the alpha ROS 2 jacket looks similar to the one you mentioned, but it was 460.00 when I bought it. Thatís the opposite of half the price.
ah I based that on a glance at the first ad response on google but itís on sale reduced from £320 to £96 (obviously only in a very specific colour and size)
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Made the following purchases today
Shimano Dura Ace shifter bosses for the grandis overmax

Spare Mavic Helium rims for the CT Walllis since the pair I bought back then is not new so better keep and have a spare

Ritchey WCS Aluminium seatpost for De Rosa Merak

Ritchey WCS Carbon seatpost for De Rosa Planet
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Still hunting for a grx power meter. I swear, when I am not in the market for something I see them everywhere. Now that I need one, nothing. Been looking for 2 months. Oh well.

Picked up some more wool socks off amazon. Cheap stuff works.
How about the Favero Assioma Pro MX pedals

I also picked up some handlebar tape for my new bars Cannondale Knurltack bar tape.
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