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Old 11-05-16, 06:35 AM
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I'll have 8 weeks of sobriety this weekend, so I spent some money on some new riding swag: New Giro helmet (mine current one is 7 years old!) Pearl Izumi riding jacket, some ear warmers and gloves. First time ordering from Competitive Cyclist... got 20% off the jacket and a free pair of bibs.

Next up: that new wheelset from Retro I've been drooling over!
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I'll have 8 weeks of sobriety this weekend
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Old 11-05-16, 01:08 PM
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Old 11-07-16, 04:18 PM
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New front bags for the geared wonder. Hope they lighten up as the oil dries, porous (cheap) leather soaks that stuff up faster than I do beer!

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Old 11-07-16, 09:27 PM
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I picked up a replacement Bern helmet and a roll of 3M clear bra -- Stoked to get some protection on my bike in key areas..
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Old 11-08-16, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
I picked up a replacement Bern helmet and a roll of 3M clear bra -- Stoked to get some protection on my bike in key areas..
Would like to hear and see how you cut it, where you put it, application, etc.
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Old 11-08-16, 08:29 AM
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Just planning on keeping it simple -- long rectangles with rounded corners on the down / top / seat tube and probably the chain stays as well.

Here's a vid of how to basically apply clearbra -- fairly straight forward.


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Would like to hear and see how you cut it, where you put it, application, etc.
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Old 11-08-16, 04:03 PM
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Spent more money. On sale and free shipping!

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Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
I'll have 8 weeks of sobriety this weekend, so I spent some money on some new riding swag: New Giro helmet (mine current one is 7 years old!) Pearl Izumi riding jacket, some ear warmers and gloves. First time ordering from Competitive Cyclist... got 20% off the jacket and a free pair of bibs.

Next up: that new wheelset from Retro I've been drooling over!

Congratulations on your eight weeks, Steve! (Also on the new jacket)

I love hearing stories like yours.

Ordered these for the Grubb today:

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Old 11-09-16, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by mrjohnmalton View Post
Roadrunner Bags saddle roll in black waxed canvas.

After seeing this post, I was looking for a saddle roll and picked up one of these too!
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Old 11-09-16, 02:30 PM
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I decided to big money ball on some open tubulars even went with Tan sidewalls:


Also got a Thomson Dress up kit in red:


and one of these...:

...but I plan on just using it for the arms and saving the goofy rainbow bolts for something else. I have the red Wolf Tooth bolts for the chainring I am using.

And one for getting torqued up, cuz:


And I got a few other bits and bobs nothing that horribly exciting (except maybe the Paul Funky Monkey rear so I can finally finish up the Cinelli Work for riding, minus the set dynamo set up)
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Old 11-09-16, 10:53 PM
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Almost a full 105 group (*) - no caliper brakes, the canti brakes, a silver Ritchey stem and matching bars, bar tape, cables, housing, etc. My Surly is getting an upgrade from the stock Shimandel drivetrain to an 11 speed 105 group with a 53/39 front and an 11-32 rear. I also have a Cane Creek 110 headset that I need to find some way to install. I started this little upgrade intending to replace a broken bar-con, then something went very wrong. When the is done the only stock parts left will be the seatpost (saddlepole if you like), seat collar, rear brake hanger, and the frame itself.


*) I already have 105/5800 hubs with Archetype rims, I know the cassette will be compatible.
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Old 11-09-16, 11:03 PM
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[IMG]53/39 front and an 11-32 rear.
Interesting, how come?
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Old 11-10-16, 07:25 AM
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Interesting, how come?
I like to go fast (53/11) and I sometimes need to tow my Yak (39/32). I have a 50/34 with an 11-27 9 speed setup now, and I'd like to try the slightly larger range. If the 53/39 is too much I can swap it with the 50/34 105 rings on my BMC Team Machine.
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Old 11-10-16, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
... nothing that horribly exciting (except maybe the Paul Funky Monkey rear so I can finally finish up the Cinelli Work for riding, minus the set dynamo set up)
Go on....
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Dill Pickle Gear large seat back.

It's embarrassing what I paid for this bag, but it is a sweet bag!
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Old 11-10-16, 10:20 AM
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It's embarrassing what I paid for this bag, but it is a sweet bag!
Made by a forum member, too. (@Coluber42;)
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Old 11-10-16, 10:26 AM
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Made by a forum member, too. (@Coluber42;)
It really is a nice bag, I live in Vancouver Washington and ride through the winter, was using a pannier to carry rain gear and other incidentals, but this bag does that better by way of keeping things organized and where I can find them, rather than dumped together willy-nilly in a pannier.
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Originally Posted by 1Mule View Post
It really is a nice bag, I live in Vancouver Washington and ride through the winter, was using a pannier to carry rain gear and other incidentals, but this bag does that better by way of keeping things organized and where I can find them, rather than dumped together willy-nilly in a pannier.
How about a shot of the inside?
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How about a shot of the inside?
Best I could do with my phone.
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Nut-R mount.

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Go on....
Yeah I am building up a fixed gear rando/cross jawn with TRP Revox Cantis and a SP dynamo with Supernova front and rear lights and a Nitto front rack all on one of those there Ci-nelli work mashes.

Right now I am waiting on the rim and spokes to come in. Though I am worried about the rim because I ordered it like almost 2 weeks ago and haven't seen hide nor hair of it. The spokes I just got around to ordering so once I get that all done I just need to figure out the wiring (luckily our company has an E-bike shop and their head wrench is a genius at this shiz).

Did I mention Ti-tanium seatpost on it and also those sexy Challange Strada Bianca open tubulars. I am so excited for it. I cannot wait to finish it and ride it and also post some pictures so ya'll can get all grape jelly.
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Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
I like to go fast (53/11) and I sometimes need to tow my Yak (39/32). I have a 50/34 with an 11-27 9 speed setup now, and I'd like to try the slightly larger range. If the 53/39 is too much I can swap it with the 50/34 105 rings on my BMC Team Machine.
Makes sense. I have a teammate that runs standard with a 11-32 like you, and iirc 39x32 is a lower gear than what I'm running with a 36x28. Today was the first time I ran out of gears on the top end going 45+ with 52x11 though.
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Nut-R mount
seriously? how does it stay upright?
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