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Old 03-03-24, 07:18 PM
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How about the Favero Assioma Pro MX pedals

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

Its a possibility, more than I currently want to spend.
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Added Ren Herse Barlow Pass tires.

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Picked this up to ride around with the kids.....was riding a crappy Dick's mountain bike.....
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Bought some nice Mavic Cosmic Carbone SSC wheels and some Mavic Cosmic quick releases for my Veneto


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Bought a groupset and new frame for a new bike build in 2024. I was saddened by how limited options were if you didn't want disc brakes. The industry is really hard set in telling customer what they can and can't use.

Also really impressed how out of control cycling prices are for the privilege of using disc brakes I don't want to use. Truly mind boggling so many people like this new trend in cycling. Overly complicated things to do simple function with extreme price tags.
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Old 03-05-24, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by zymphad
Bought a groupset and new frame for a new bike build in 2024. I was saddened by how limited options were if you didn't want disc brakes. The industry is really hard set in telling customer what they can and can't use.

Also really impressed how out of control cycling prices are for the privilege of using disc brakes I don't want to use. Truly mind boggling so many people like this new trend in cycling. Overly complicated things to do simple function with extreme price tags.
Maybe buying a vintage frame from the early 1990's or early 2000's or having a custom made frame is much more interesting and offering you more options.
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Originally Posted by georges1
Maybe buying a vintage frame from the early 1990's or early 2000's or having a custom made frame is much more interesting and offering you more options.
Yeah current road bikes are insane. It's mind boggling to read or hear about people buying "entry level" bikes that cost $5,000. Apparently that is the times we live now, $5,000 is an entry level bike now, it's filled with crap no one needs.

I'm guessing the current or new cyclists don't care about accessibility, ease of maintenance and being a home mechanic. The number of tools needed to install disc brakes and rotors is more than all the tools I need to build a mechanical bike with rim brakes alone. It's crazy. Watched a few build videos and the amount of time to install disc brakes in a internal routing takes longer than for me to build an entire bike! I've read some mechanics complaining it takes half a day to just do the disc brakes on new modern road bikes, that's crazy.

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Originally Posted by zymphad
Bought a groupset and new frame for a new bike build in 2024. I was saddened by how limited options were if you didn't want disc brakes. The industry is really hard set in telling customer what they can and can't use.

Also really impressed how out of control cycling prices are for the privilege of using disc brakes I don't want to use. Truly mind boggling so many people like this new trend in cycling. Overly complicated things to do simple function with extreme price tags.
you should post this rant in another couple places to ensure everyone possible sees it.**
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Old 03-05-24, 06:46 PM
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Bought some pictures of myself from the Crit this last weekend.

I think that qualifies.
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Originally Posted by zymphad
Bought a groupset and new frame for a new bike build in 2024. I was saddened by how limited options were if you didn't want disc brakes. The industry is really hard set in telling customer what they can and can't use.

Also really impressed how out of control cycling prices are for the privilege of using disc brakes I don't want to use. Truly mind boggling so many people like this new trend in cycling. Overly complicated things to do simple function with extreme price tags.
Shame you cant get a car with drum brakes anymore.
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Somewhere along the way, I lost my chain whip.... as I can't believe someone would come and look in my toolbox and steal that. So I ordered a Park Tool Cassette Pliers to replace it versus building a new chain whip. I actually think I left it at my friends place when I was working on his bike, but he is out of town for work for the next 2 months and I don't feel like bothering his wife on looking for it in what he calls a garage, I call storage unit from hell. I've been wanting one of these, but just never bought it, so I decided why not.
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I got a Bontrager Circuit helmet last weekend. Thought Id try a Wave shell helmet and see jus how hot it gets this summer.
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Old 03-05-24, 09:33 PM
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I got a Bontrager Circuit helmet last weekend. Thought Id try a Wave shell helmet and see jus how hot it gets this summer.
I have one of their WaveCel helmets, Specter I believe, and I did not find it was any more of less hot than the Bell that I replaced. It was a little heavier than the Bell, but otherwise, I love the magnetic strap clasp, how it keeps bees or other flying stinging insects out, and how it fits on my oddly shaped noggin. The only real complaint I have is not being able to itch my head without taking the helmet off as you no longer have access to the scalp through the vents. I would buy again.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
I have one of their WaveCel helmets, Specter I believe, and I did not find it was any more of less hot than the Bell that I replaced. It was a little heavier than the Bell, but otherwise, I love the magnetic strap clasp, how it keeps bees or other flying stinging insects out, and how it fits on my oddly shaped noggin. The only real complaint I have is not being able to itch my head without taking the helmet off as you no longer have access to the scalp through the vents. I would buy again.

head and shoulders shampoo works wonders.
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Originally Posted by zymphad
Bought a groupset and new frame for a new bike build in 2024. I was saddened by how limited options were if you didn't want disc brakes. The industry is really hard set in telling customer what they can and can't use.

Also really impressed how out of control cycling prices are for the privilege of using disc brakes I don't want to use. Truly mind boggling so many people like this new trend in cycling. Overly complicated things to do simple function with extreme price tags.

Just waiting for everyone to make the switch to disc and then they swill spring rim brakes back on us.
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Old 03-05-24, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
head and shoulders shampoo works wonders.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just waiting for everyone to make the switch to disc and then they swill spring rim brakes back on us.
Campagnolo still lists rim brakes on the Super Record. Get your money gun out for that setup.
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Mine must be old stock. It does not have the magnetic clasp. It must be old stock. It is on the heavy side.
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A pair of new old stock look pp396 pedals for the cannondale

Another pair of look pp356 for one of my de rosas
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Some super low quality plastic chrome tidbits for my fancy Italian bike, can't wait to have fun being OCD trying to line both of them up straight and level! Now to settle in and wait for a month for them to arrive.

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So I went for a ride today, stopped by the bike shop to get some water as I extended my route a bit, as I was heading back out, I went to grab my helmet off the bars, dropped it, and it bounced under the car that was pulling in .....................So I got a new Trek Velocis in White. Very light, but does not have a magnetic clamp like old one did. While I did not see any real cracks or anything in the old one, I was not taking any chances.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
So I went for a ride today, stopped by the bike shop to get some water as I extended my route a bit, as I was heading back out, I went to grab my helmet off the bars, dropped it, and it bounced under the car that was pulling in .....................So I got a new Trek Velocis in White. Very light, but does not have a magnetic clamp like old one did. While I did not see any real cracks or anything in the old one, I was not taking any chances.
Ya really turned that ole helmet into a real "road" helmet once it hit the pavement!
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
So I went for a ride today, stopped by the bike shop to get some water as I extended my route a bit, as I was heading back out, I went to grab my helmet off the bars, dropped it, and it bounced under the car that was pulling in .....................So I got a new Trek Velocis in White. Very light, but does not have a magnetic clamp like old one did. While I did not see any real cracks or anything in the old one, I was not taking any chances.

I thought you should know, I use you to justify my bike spending.
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I thought you should know, I use you to justify my bike spending.

LOL.... Yea I was not planning on this one, but I did look at the other helmets, but the fit seemed better and I figured my head was worth the cost.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Shame you cant get a car with drum brakes anymore.
Drum brakes worked just as well as disk did on the initial braking action, they stopped the cars, in a panic they would lock up the tires, and it was the tires adhesion to the pavement that stopped the car, not that they were drums or disks. The major issue with drum brakes was overheating and they would fade with repeated braking, the disk can do to. Brake Pad Fade (Mechanical Fade):
  • Occurs with disc brakes.
  • When a brake pad operates beyond its designed maximum temperature range, its friction material (brake lining) starts to degrade.
  • Dynamic Brake Fade:
    • Can happen with both disc brakes and drum brakes.
    • In disc brakes, dynamic fade often results from using low-quality or unsuitable brake pads. It can also occur due to brake caliper lag (where the caliper remains stuck to the rotor even after releasing the brake pedal).
    • In drum brakes, dynamic fade occurs when the brake material or friction surface of the brake shoe vaporizes at elevated temperatures.
  • Brake Fluid Fade:
    • Brake fluid can also experience fade due to excessive heat.
    • When brake fluid overheats, it can form air bubbles, leading to a spongy brake pedal feel and reduced braking performance.
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