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What's your last and next purchases?

Old 08-16-04, 09:13 AM
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What's your last and next purchases?

< LAST: Ultegra pedals... only got 100 miles on 'em so far, but really like 'em after having tried SPD, Look(-alikes), and Xs.

> NEXT: A truing stand or new shoes

What's on your shopping list?
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< Last: Viner Competition italian steel road bike w/ Ultegra from GVHbikes.com

> Next: Giro Pneumo helmet:
https://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=17791

or

Specialized Air Tool Pro floor pump (i got one for a friend for his bday and it's way better than my old Blackburn):
https://www.specialized.com/SBCEqProd...64ov1ir.j27010
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How happy are you with the Viner? Got a picture?
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next - handlebar tape (i did such a horrible job wrapping them that i have to buy new and start again. )
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
last - handlebar tape
next - handlebar tape (i did such a horrible job wrapping them that i have to buy new and start again. )
What happened? I ask cuz really, tape should be my next purchase and I've never put any one before. So, any advice from your experience?
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Originally Posted by LordOpie
What happened? I ask cuz really, tape should be my next purchase and I've never put any one before. So, any advice from your experience?
i took too many wraps at the bottom and ran out of tape near the top. so i had to undo it and not wrap it so closely, but by then the glue wasn't holding it tight and i had to use electrical tape to tighten it up. also, on one side i wrapped in a direction that causes me to tourque the tape loose with my hands (if that makes any sense). so, everytime i pull back on the bars for leverage, i'm sort of undoing the tape on that side. just a really shotty job all around.

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Originally Posted by timmhaan
(if that makes any sense).
it does, thanks for the info and warning.
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What's on your shopping list?
A new pencil to make my list even longer....

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Last: Big order of consumables (tires, tubes, chains, cassettes etc.), also a Brooks saddle.

Next: Trek T2000 -- Actually, I already ordered but I have to wait for the 2005 model to come out, 2004 is sold out. https://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2005/...jsp#largerview
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Last - A Bergamo full zip jersey.

Next - new bike!

LordOpie & timmhaan…I just went through this myself. A couple of tips from the Zinn book really helped.
- Always start from the bar end and work your way toward the stem.
- You need to stretch the tape quite a bit as you wrap.
- Overlap half to quarter the width of the tape.
- Run a glue stick over the curved area of the bars. This will help keep the tape from sliding in these areas.
I used the Cinelli gel tape. A bit pricey but it looks and feels great.
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Originally Posted by rudenoiz
Last - A Bergamo full zip jersey.

Next - new bike!

LordOpie & timmhaan…I just went through this myself. A couple of tips from the Zinn book really helped.
- Always start from the bar end and work your way toward the stem.
- You need to stretch the tape quite a bit as you wrap.
- Overlap half to quarter the width of the tape.
- Run a glue stick over the curved area of the bars. This will help keep the tape from sliding in these areas.
I used the Cinelli gel tape. A bit pricey but it looks and feels great.
thanks for the advice! that's a good idea to put a little extra glue on the curved areas...that's an area where mine came loose.
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Moonshot, the Viner is supposed to ship today (i ordered it last week). i'll be sure to give a full report and take some pix when it arrives. the only problem is i'm liable to like it a bit too much because it's such a ridiculous upgrade from my 8yr old alum GT with RSX!
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Well since I just got back into it I just bought almost everything. In the last week: '03 Marin Argenta, Shimano SPD Pedals, Performance shorts, Performance Jersey, Ascent Cyclocomputer, Spin Doctor Rescue FS multi tool.

Next is hard as I am pretty spent out for a while. I can see getting some better shoes (looking at Sidi Ergo Carbon ) and that is about it.

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Originally Posted by raanders
Last - Shimano PDR600 Pedals
Next - Bike shorts and a trainer -- Those CycleOps trainers any good? https://www.trisports.com/cycfluidtrai.html
Yes, they are pretty decent,
I got one for my fiance (fluid2) and she trained on it all last winter.
She put in an hour on it three times a week just to maintain, and we
haven't had any drama at all.

Came with a training video from Chris Carmichael which was
really good to motivate you into doing a decent workout on it.

Still it is always going to be horribly boring compared to riding outside.

Cheers
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