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Old 01-06-19, 05:40 PM
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upgrading the race bike (Venge):

Sram Force 22
Spesh. Turbo Cotton Tires
Latex Tubes - been running butyl since late summer
Fork Steerer tube chop

Time to go fast!
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I just used a solid chunk of Amazon Gift Card funds for DeFeet wool socks. Love 'um

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This is going to be good, for the Rodriguez?

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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
This is going to be good, for the Rodriguez?

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It's for a good friend should he need any

My road bike bar dropped when I hit the pot hole and that's what I'll use it for presently.
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upgrading the race bike (Venge):

Sram Force 22
Spesh. Turbo Cotton Tires
Latex Tubes - been running butyl since late summer
Fork Steerer tube chop

Time to go fast!
You're not worried about flats?
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Yeah, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. I buy a new race setup once per year and it might get about 600-700 miles of use, most of which is in racing. It's expensive but I get discounts and partial reimbursment as part of my team benefits. These are not high mileage tires and I have different bike(s) for training, commuting, foul weather and crappy roads.

And it makes a big difference! Tires and tubes are the most effective upgrade you can purchase, performance-wise. Some fast tires and latex tubes on a box rim will save more energy than gatorskins on some Zipps, for example.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
It's for a good friend should he need any

My road bike bar dropped when I hit the pot hole and that's what I'll use it for presently.
Thomson carbon handlebars are very tempting for the Kilo tt. A crankset upgrade is probably first though

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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Thomson carbon handlebars are very tempting for the Kilo tt. A crankset upgrade is probably first though

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If you are really in the mood for carbon bars...

Easton E100 Handlebar - 178 grams - $133.87
https://www.backcountry.com/easton-e100-handlebar

40 and 44 only.


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If you are really in the mood for carbon bars...

Easton E100 Handlebar - 178 grams - $133.87
https://www.backcountry.com/easton-e100-handlebar

40 and 44 only.


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Tim,

Those are really nice! I have 37cm bars now on the fixed gear, and 40cm on the road bike. 40 will probably work. Is there a way to tell what stem will work with carbon bars?

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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Tim,

Those are really nice! I have 37cm bars now on the fixed gear, and 40cm on the road bike. 40 will probably work. Is there a way to tell what stem will work with carbon bars?

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Any stem will work as long as the clamp size is the same as the bar diameter. That bar is 31.8 mm.

I don't need new bars but if they had 42's then I'd buy one just because. The 4į flare is enough of a reason at that price.
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For the gravel bike - 2x Panaracer Gravelking SK 43 mm. $29.99 @ backcountry is a great price. They won't fit on the rear but one will go on the front and the other will go into my sock drawer.





For the road bike, a replacement Ultegra R8000 11x32 cassette. It was on sale and the old one will need to be replaced at some point this year.




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I got them two more friends...80s Chicago Schwinn Cruiser and 1962 J.C. Higgins Flightliner projects.
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Trainer I don't even know 'er. Wanted the Cycleops H2 but the Whisperdrive price was just too nice and winter time means less money so go cheap.
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Trainer I don't even know 'er. Wanted the Cycleops H2 but the Whisperdrive price was just too nice and winter time means less money so go cheap.
Wooh, fancy!
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Wooh, fancy!
Yeah fancy-ish but I couldn't seem to get the app working so I have to play around with it. Probably shouldn't have but luckily payday is Friday so I will be ok.
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Thomson carbon handlebars are very tempting for the Kilo tt. A crankset upgrade is probably first though

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If you're interested in a classic bend, you should give these bars some serious consideration

https://www.probikekit.com/bicycle-h.../11239732.html
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Also picked up this new toy. It isn't necessarily for the bike but will be used in conjunction with a bike and should up the adventure quotient this spring and summer.

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Also picked up this new toy. It isn't necessarily for the bike but will be used in conjunction with a bike and should up the adventure quotient this spring and summer.

Thats awesome! Iíve been dreaming of doing a bike packing trip centered around a hunt or fishing trip.
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Thats awesome! Iíve been dreaming of doing a bike packing trip centered around a hunt or fishing trip.
Yah. A fishing trip would be great. Fish, ride, sleep, repeat.

My short term goal is to do a few overnighters here in the southeast and I'd like to do a four or five day version of the Alpine Loop in Colorado. It may have to wait until 2020 as my daughters are getting accepted to some pretty pricey schools.


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Oh wow!!! That loops looks amazing. Looking at the climb makes my lungs hurt, but I bet the stunning views make it all worth it
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Oh wow!!! That loops looks amazing. Looking at the climb makes my lungs hurt, but I bet the stunning views make it all worth it
I would set realistic mileage goals, go slow, take lots of photos and have a flexible plan with extra places to explore if I felt good or shortcuts and hotel options if I didn't.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29278109

Maybe combine the bike ride with a four day retreat at the Trappist (Cistercian) monastery in Snowmass.


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Ritchey WCS Trail 110x0 stem to bring the bars up a smidge on the CX bike.
new DT Swiss R460 rim to replace the one I ground into oblivion this fall
Surly Ultra New rear hub and a used WI front for another wheel build (still need rims and spokes)
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I just keep buying more bike projects for my bikes so they have more friends.
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