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Ordered my rollers!

Old 01-20-10, 07:36 PM
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Ordered my rollers!

So as you all know, I had the recent dilemma of trying to decide between rollers and a trainer. After much contemplation and input from the wonderful members of this forum, I've decided to go with rollers. They're back ordered :/ so they won't be here for a while. Anyway I got the Kreitler Challenger 4.5 rollers new for only $60! Pics always make threads better so here are some:



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That's a pretty good deal, where did you get them?
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+1 on the good deal. for the past week i've been putting rollers in my cart and removing them daily. i can't make up my mind.
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Originally Posted by umd
That's a pretty good deal, where did you get them?
+1. That's an awesome deal for some rollers.
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$60? someone's losing money
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for the past month i've been rubbing it in everyone's face that i live in the desert and there's no 'off season' here.

but now i've been holed up b/c of serious storms the past 4 days (read: rain, thunder/lighting, and now snow - serious storms for the desert anyway)

i'm totally jonesing for a ride; wishing i had one of these 'roller' things you talk about.

haha, anyway, all joking aside, that sounds rad - post up with your review, sounds like you got a smoking deal!
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OP had a $300 gift card to a LBS.
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Originally Posted by rush_forth
for the past month i've been rubbing it in everyone's face that i live in the desert and there's no 'off season' here.

but now i've been holed up b/c of serious storms the past 4 days (read: rain, thunder/lighting, and now snow - serious storms for the desert anyway)
You know you can ride in the rain, right?
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I am going to order some woon as well. I have to start riding soon.can't wait till spring
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Originally Posted by umd
You know you can ride in the rain, right?
haha, i know right?! i could have two days ago, but i wimped out because i don't have any gear for rain. i'm a cali girl

but now it's totally flooded, and it looks like my neighbor's front yard will be washed down the street. we're just not set up for this much rain. i hear people are cancelling shows/concerts in LA due to the weather. sounds preposterous to people in the midwest, i'm sure

how's the weather up your way?
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Originally Posted by umd
You know you can ride in the rain, right?
I don't know where rush lives, but if it's anywhere near me, we only get about 5 or 10 days of rain per year, so it's pretty easy to justify not riding in the rain.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
I don't know where rush lives, but if it's anywhere near me, we only get about 5 or 10 days of rain per year, so it's pretty easy to justify not riding in the rain.
Yeah, but when they all come at once you sometimes still gotta get out.

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sounds preposterous to people in the midwest, i'm sure
I was riding with a pro from Massachusetts on Sunday right as it was starting to rain and I said it must be pretty funny to him to hear all of us complaining about the coming rains. He said, "yep."

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how's the weather up your way?
It's been raining... I got out Sunday and Tuesday. Monday I was taking the day off anyway, and today I did intervals on a trainer.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
I don't know where rush lives, but if it's anywhere near me, we only get about 5 or 10 days of rain per year, so it's pretty easy to justify not riding in the rain.
i live in apple valley; where there are no apples! it's the high desert between LA and vegas.
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Originally Posted by cjump
OP had a $300 gift card to a LBS.
Damn! I was really hoping there was some kind of amazing deal that we were all about to get in on.
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Originally Posted by KiuBWhy
Damn! I was really hoping there was some kind of amazing deal that we were all about to get in on.
haha

But yeah that other guy answered your question. "Too good to be true" as someone said it.
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Quick update: performance is back-ordered, prob won't get them until April! I love you performance!
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Originally Posted by Caad 8
Quick update: performance is back-ordered, prob won't get them until April! I love you performance!
Rainy season will be over by then, they might as well wait til October.

edit: I have no idea when the rainy season really is.
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