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Old 04-11-19, 11:52 AM
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Anybody know of any great deals on sunglasses (preferably polarized)? I need a new pair (and probably ought to get a backup as often as I break/lose them) and don't want to go anywhere near Oakley prices as often as I end up replacing them.
These have served me well: http://www.amazon.com/RIVBOS-POLARIZ.../dp/B07NRQMV2S
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Originally Posted by goenrdoug View Post
Just curious, do you have a small, medium or large head? I've got a big head (7 3/4 or 7 7/8 hat size) and finding glasses that aren't painfully tight is a challenge. My current pair, I left in a hot car in the sun for several hours before wearing for out for an hour or two to try to get them to melt/bend a bit to fit my head better. Those I think I got from a link someone posted here about some super cheap glasses from China (that started a whole fight about safety).
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There are so many of these brands on Amazon. I assume they are all the same. I've been looking to pick up some EVZero type clones.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Just curious, do you have a small, medium or large head? I've got a big head (7 3/4 or 7 7/8 hat size) and finding glasses that aren't painfully tight is a challenge. My current pair, I left in a hot car in the sun for several hours before wearing for out for an hour or two to try to get them to melt/bend a bit to fit my head better. Those I think I got from a link someone posted here about some super cheap glasses from China (that started a whole fight about safety).
If you're looking for something in the sporty casual (fully-framed lenses but with some wrap/curve), some polarized Sunclounds served me well. Got them at REI on clearance, but I think they go for $50 or so full price.

For big-headed people in general, one thing that has served me well is finally learning that lens and bridge width measurements a) are a thing and b) are often printed on the inside of the stem of the glasses. I now know not to even bother with trying on anything smaller than ~58mm and ~17mm (lens, bridge). Try some stuff on, get an idea of what measurement ranges work well for you for a given style and it'll make the process a little easier and less ambiguous than user opinion.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Just curious, do you have a small, medium or large head? I've got a big head (7 3/4 or 7 7/8 hat size) and finding glasses that aren't painfully tight is a challenge. My current pair, I left in a hot car in the sun for several hours before wearing for out for an hour or two to try to get them to melt/bend a bit to fit my head better. Those I think I got from a link someone posted here about some super cheap glasses from China (that started a whole fight about safety).
I have a massive head and know exactly what you mean. The Rivbos fit/stretch nicely and are comfortable all day long for me.

As an aside, my massive noggin has also resulted in a lot of cycling caps I've bought/received as gifts being basically unusable. I've found that the cotton caps from Walz fit nicely.
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Originally Posted by goenrdoug View Post
I have a massive head and know exactly what you mean. The Rivbos fit/stretch nicely and are comfortable all day long for me.

As an aside, my massive noggin has also resulted in a lot of cycling caps I've bought/received as gifts being basically unusable. I've found that the cotton caps from Walz fit nicely.
I know what you mean. The XL caps from Walz are the only caps I can wear (I've got a light wool one from when they were doing a Yehuda Moon cross promotion and a performance fabric one). I went with the Rivbos 831 glasses and they fit well. Still trying to decide if the lenses I got were dark enough as everything takes on a blue-ish tinge, but they are comfortable.
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Old 04-17-19, 11:54 AM
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There was a discount code to purchase wheels from the Bicycle Wheel Warehouse. Does anyone have that code, and is it still valid?
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Giro Empire ACC in Black/white for 50% off (~$138) .. good shoe if you have a Giro foot.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/g...e-acc-shoe?s=a

Edit: Actually, fyi a little cheaper still at CC's sister site (Steepandcheap) even with the freight
Update.. Jenson now has B&W version of this shoe at $99
tempting for an extra (but currently not really necessary) pair
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im totally new to bikes. just wanted to pick up a starter bike with a small budget.

this is up for £125. any idea if its worth buying? the problem im having with these second hand bikes is its difficult to google them and find out information as barely info is given with them.

Thanks.

facebook.com/marketplace/item/437039497032374/
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im totally new to bikes. just wanted to pick up a starter bike with a small budget.

this is up for £125. any idea if its worth buying? the problem im having with these second hand bikes is its difficult to google them and find out information as barely info is given with them.

Thanks.

facebook.com/marketplace/item/437039497032374/
The bike seems to be unavailable, but here goes anyway: Ribble is a big online UK based retailer, and they make their "house brand" of bicycles. They are pretty well regarded as far as budget friendly bikes go. Not as nice or good as the big name brands perhaps, but you pay a lot less as well.

If the bike was in good condition, I'd say 125 pounds is not a bad deal for a decent aluminium bike with carbon forks. Sora is the lower end Shimano Groupset.

For a first road bike, I'd say look for an aluminum frame with Carbon forks, and Shimano Tiagra or better (105, Ultegra). If you are just going to ride very casually, you can go with Shimano Claris or Sora (the most budget groupsets) as well. Also be sure to test ride the bike, as the fit / size is important! Good luck!
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Old 04-23-19, 01:58 AM
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Giant and Diamondback have "Spring Sales" going now till first few days of May

I think DB is just corporate price so not really a "sale"
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Originally Posted by maartendc View Post
The bike seems to be unavailable, but here goes anyway: Ribble is a big online UK based retailer, and they make their "house brand" of bicycles. They are pretty well regarded as far as budget friendly bikes go. Not as nice or good as the big name brands perhaps, but you pay a lot less as well.

If the bike was in good condition, I'd say 125 pounds is not a bad deal for a decent aluminium bike with carbon forks. Sora is the lower end Shimano Groupset.

For a first road bike, I'd say look for an aluminum frame with Carbon forks, and Shimano Tiagra or better (105, Ultegra). If you are just going to ride very casually, you can go with Shimano Claris or Sora (the most budget groupsets) as well. Also be sure to test ride the bike, as the fit / size is important! Good luck!
thanks a lot. ill keep looking!
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Old 05-04-19, 07:31 AM
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Castelli Free Aero Race bibs $85

https://www.merlincycles.com/castell...ts-143256.html

I'm not a fan of team Sky, but these bibs don't have huge Sky logos
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Trek.com is offering a $20 coupon for Mother's Day 2019. Good on any purchase above $20. If you signed up on their e-mail list, check your e-mail.
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Castelli Free Aero Race bibs $85

https://www.merlincycles.com/castell...ts-143256.html

I'm not a fan of team Sky, but these bibs don't have huge Sky logos
Thanks for the heads up on this, the 'black' color ways seems pretty unbranded with the Sky stuff so that's good. Probably will end up matching my Kask Sky helmet that I took the logos off (but still has some of the blue).
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Thanks for the heads up on this, the 'black' color ways seems pretty unbranded with the Sky stuff so that's good. Probably will end up matching my Kask Sky helmet that I took the logos off (but still has some of the blue).
I'd grab a set of these bibs in a heartbeat, but it's XXXL and XXL only(I need L). They had XL when I posted the link.

Excel has Castelli Free Aero Race bibs for $120 if you wear L or XL

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp...jor=4&minor=16

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I'd grab a set of these bibs in a heartbeat, but it's XXXL and XXL only(I need L). They had XL when I posted the link.

Excel has Castelli Free Aero Race bibs for $120 if you wear L or XL

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp...jor=4&minor=16
I got a pair of XL from Merlin (must have been the last one) -- should fit for my ~35" waist
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Chapter 3 Defiant Bib - $110
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I'd grab a set of these bibs in a heartbeat, but it's XXXL and XXL only(I need L). They had XL when I posted the link.

Excel has Castelli Free Aero Race bibs for $120 if you wear L or XL

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp...jor=4&minor=16
Thanks!! I've been looking for a good deal on black Free Aeros in L.
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Castelli Core Mesh Sleevless Summer Base Layer - XXL only - $22.48
https://www.backcountry.com/castelli...leeveless-mens

Chapter III 1.81 Sleevless Summer Base Layer - $29.99
https://www.backcountry.com/chpt.-ii...baselayer-mens

Castelli Pro Mesh Short Sleeve Base Layer - $38.47 and up
https://www.backcountry.com/castelli...r-mens-cst00kk

Keep in mind that the Castelli Pro Mesh is not as open as the Core Mesh and will be for a little bit cooler conditions. The Core Mesh is a true summerweight garment.


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Swiftwick has some stuff on clearance.
As one would expect its mostly socks but they have some arm screens and Swiftwick branded bibs in 2XL for $25.
https://swiftwick.com/collections/clearance


Backcountry has Swiftwick socks at 25% off as well
https://www.backcountry.com/swiftwick?show=all


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Swiftwick has some stuff on clearance.
As one would expect its mostly socks but they have some arm screens and Swiftwick branded bibs in 2XL for $25.
https://swiftwick.com/collections/clearance


Backcountry has Swiftwick socks at 25% off as well
https://www.backcountry.com/swiftwick?show=all


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Damn. Looks like their merino socks (which are my favorite socks evar) are only available in Small.

edit: looks like BC has some in other sizes, but only really short or really tall.
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20% off Feedback Sports repair stands and tools thru May 27 at REI.
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Big sale on many things at REI through 5/27. Ortleib bags 25% off, for example. Also Garmin 520+ 25% off.
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