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Old 04-07-12, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Spoonrobot View Post
Why would you do such a thing?
Bar ends and aero bars for more hand positions. I don't have room for a dedicated touring bike right now, unfortunately.
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Old 04-07-12, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
The Deda Mistral tape I'm using(which matches my saddle great) doesn't allow me to make that bend with the tape and have it look even halfway decent. I tried, the Cinelli logo is a bit flashy for me and I had all intentions of wrapping the whole bar, but it just wasn't plausible with this tape. If I could find a perforated leather-like tape that has a decent amount of padding and doesn't cost my first born, I'd be willing to try it.
Fizik microtex soft touch feels really nice on the mash horns. A friend of mine has that going and I thought it was great.
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Old 04-08-12, 02:36 AM
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Buddy of mine is selling his lightly used complete set with a friend discount for me; still big $$$$ through (note the $'s); perhaps the chance of a lifetime but I'm torn between buying it as a collectible and the much more economical choice of buying the park equivalents of all the tools in it.
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Old 04-08-12, 02:53 AM
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very nice, but if you're not heavily wrenching then that's a lot of $$$$$
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Old 04-08-12, 10:49 AM
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Should I sell my Aksiums and build DT Swiss 240 + Velocity A23 + Sapim Lasers?
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Old 04-08-12, 10:54 AM
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Regarding toolset : if you're a campyphile and you intend to build a legion of campy bikes go for that set... It is indeed a chance of a lifetime!
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Old 04-08-12, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post

*Stock photo

Buddy of mine is selling his lightly used complete set with a friend discount for me; still big $$$$ through (note the $'s); perhaps the chance of a lifetime but I'm torn between buying it as a collectible and the much more economical choice of buying the park equivalents of all the tools in it.
Even as a bike mechanic/shop owner, that stuff doesn't do anything for me - especially considering how much it costs.
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Old 04-08-12, 12:35 PM
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Yeah, you guys make a great point about the price point; I'm weighing in rationality and my own stupid desires... I mean damn, that set would look awesome in my house... being displayed in the open and probably not used..

Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Should I sell my Aksiums and build DT Swiss 240 + Velocity A23 + Sapim Lasers?
I wouldn't, it's more of a lateral move to me...
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Old 04-08-12, 12:44 PM
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How so?
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Old 04-08-12, 01:20 PM
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Might be just me, but if I were to buy that set, I would use those tools until they all broke.

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Originally Posted by gigantor View Post
Fizik microtex soft touch feels really nice on the mash horns. A friend of mine has that going and I thought it was great.
I used that on my Nashbar bullhorns and really liked the way it felt, it just doesn't match my saddle nearly as well as the Deda tape. I will consider it though, I wouldn't mind being able to ride without gloves.
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Old 04-08-12, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
I wouldn't, it's more of a lateral move to me...
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Old 04-08-12, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
How so?
IMO, that'd be a worthy upgrade. It'll be lighter, you'll get the wider rim advantage, smoother hubs, and a pretty strong wheelset overall. Aksiums are heavier than they look, as you probably know.
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Old 04-08-12, 02:09 PM
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That's what I'm thinking. I would hardly say it's a lateral move... Aksiums are basic low-mid end wheels. The weight is a huge turn off for me. Heck... they're heavier than my Novatec Forces (deeper, more spokes, high flange hubs). Using weights I found listed online, the 240/A23 would be ~1400g, which is almost a pound lighter than the Aksiums!

I'm still curious as to why leuky and gigantor think it's a lateral move.

I'd HED Belgiums, but they don't come in the drilling I'm looking for. Plus, I can get two A23's for the price of one Belgium.

Zipp 101's are the next step up.
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Old 04-08-12, 02:17 PM
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Should I swap all the black parts for chrome on my Kilo? Thomson post/stem, Andel cranks, Nitto 123AA's?

I'll probably keep all the stock parts for when I resell, and swap the nice parts to a nicer frame.
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Old 04-08-12, 02:20 PM
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Get dem Omnomz.
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Old 04-08-12, 02:28 PM
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True... we'll see. The cranks are probably what I'll last switch out.
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Old 04-08-12, 04:37 PM
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I'd say just ride it into the ground first. Or I'd change the crankset first to something that is 144bcd so you can start stocking up on chainrings (I'm assuming you're going to keep coming to the track).
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Old 04-08-12, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
I'd say just ride it into the ground first. Or I'd change the crankset first to something that is 144bcd so you can start stocking up on chainrings (I'm assuming you're going to keep coming to the track).
Yeah... this sounds more appropriate. Just change what I need to. I guess just track drops and a new crank set. Probably get some used DA on ebay.
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Old 04-08-12, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Yeah... this sounds more appropriate. Just change what I need to. I guess just track drops and a new crank set. Probably get some used DA on ebay.
There is also nothing wrong with your current bars. Unless you think it's flexy for you.
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There is also nothing wrong with your current bars. Unless you think it's flexy for you.
Maybe a little on the sprints, otherwise they were fine. Eh, i guess if a pair come up on craigslist for cheap I will get them.
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Old 04-08-12, 11:35 PM
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Should I buy a stock 2011 Specialized Allez triple for $550?
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Old 04-09-12, 06:54 AM
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should i give 1 of these to my semi-alcoholic buddy for his b-day or find something else for him & get it for myself?

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Old 04-09-12, 07:06 AM
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Should I:

Keep my Ortliebs and buy some racks, or sell the Ortliebs and buy a BOB trailer?
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