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Old 11-09-15, 06:38 PM
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If you jam the Lightning cable into the phone with Velox rim tape covering the contacts, charging time may be increased but there is no risk of damage to the battery on your iPhone 6. Thanks for coming to the Genius Bar today @johnnytheboy.
What are we jamming where, and is velox tape a protective covering to prevent unwanted results from said jamming???
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Old 11-09-15, 06:53 PM
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Got specialize roubaix tape. It's actually pretty sweet. Super comfy and the adhesive doesn't leave a sticky mess
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Old 11-10-15, 04:34 PM
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Remember about how i was saying i would go a whole pay period without buying anything for my bike? I lied.

Cheap san marco saddle, and swapped out the ****ty stock, stamped 16T cog for an All City 17T polished stainless CNC track cog. It's amazing how much quieter, and how much smoother the drivetrain is now.

photo because photo

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Old 11-10-15, 10:36 PM
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Remember about how i was saying i would go a whole pay period without buying anything for my bike? I lied.
We've all been there.
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Old 11-10-15, 11:39 PM
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^ doesn't have a fancy smart phone, has a fancier ipad
That is true. Though I have a Nokia brick phone from a few years ago and a fancy iPad as well. So pretty similar to TT but I have embraced USB powered lights and am not afraid of charging them with computers or using the white iPhone/iPad brick that we both have.
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Purple Endless Kick Ass Cog to convert my Honzo to singlespeed.

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Old 11-12-15, 08:49 AM
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A second Phil BB tool. Told myself I was gonna wait until winter was here to install that bottom bracket. I'm surprised I've waited this long.
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Old 11-12-15, 10:13 AM
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Purple Endless Kick Ass Cog to convert my Honzo to singlespeed.

That site should be marked as NSFW. So much pron.
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Old 11-13-15, 12:54 PM
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Threw this on my front fork replacing a 3400 shimano sora brake. Big big difference. I can control my speed much better and come to an instant stop. Looks amazing in silver.
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Old 11-13-15, 02:11 PM
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I'm not buying anything for my bike until the new RG site comes up.
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Old 11-13-15, 02:24 PM
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Not necessarily for the bike but for the rider, prescription photochromatic.

It took a while working with the doctor and optician, back and forth with the different labs before we were able to figure out which brand/lab could do what I want.

Finally have clear peripheral vision for looking over the shoulder at cars approaching from the rear.


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Old 11-13-15, 04:32 PM
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Carradice Nelson long flap for my Raleigh clubman SSFG winter bike. Carries all the stuff on the all day bike errands. Not so much dependent on the messenger bag now.
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Old 11-13-15, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ufbeans View Post
Threw this on my front fork replacing a 3400 shimano sora brake. Big big difference. I can control my speed much better and come to an instant stop. Looks amazing in silver.
The biggest difference was probably due to pads. Good brake pads on crappy brakes are a huge improvement. If the brakes weren't dual pivot then upgrading to that would also make a huge difference.

Though it never hurts to get something new and shiny : )
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Old 11-13-15, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
The biggest difference was probably due to pads. Good brake pads on crappy brakes are a huge improvement. If the brakes weren't dual pivot then upgrading to that would also make a huge difference.

Though it never hurts to get something new and shiny : )

Actualy both calipers are dual pivot but the new 105's are the same mechanics as the ultegra and dura ace which looks completely different than the sora. They look much meatier and work better overall. Getting the Sora calipers to sit even and square was a constant mission. A slight misalignment and squeaking would ensue. I even had koolstop salmons on the sora without much improvement. I just could never get them perfect. The 105's were a flawless install and the mechanism just works better. I'm pleased.
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Old 11-13-15, 07:44 PM
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Losing around 15 lbs and being able to keep it off means baggy kit, and baggy kit is no good.

Took the opportunity to get some new kitdoping stuff, and I'm pretty excited for this kit.

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Old 11-14-15, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ufbeans View Post
Actualy both calipers are dual pivot but the new 105's are the same mechanics as the ultegra and dura ace which looks completely different than the sora. They look much meatier and work better overall. Getting the Sora calipers to sit even and square was a constant mission. A slight misalignment and squeaking would ensue. I even had koolstop salmons on the sora without much improvement. I just could never get them perfect. The 105's were a flawless install and the mechanism just works better. I'm pleased.
That is what I figured. I think most if not all Shimano calipers is dual pivot and has been for a while. Odd that the Sora was having those issues but there is a reason why 105 is more expensive it does tend to have more time into it which usually makes for a better product.
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All the wheel building stuff has come in

Nice.
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I like those socks. A lot. Dapper.
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I like those socks. A lot. Dapper.
I thought about @thedapperest when I bought them. He recently posted a pic of himself riding in argyle socks and I was like, yeah, I'm getting me some argyle.

Wool. Wore them today for about 30 miles. Toasty!

Wool socks are worth every penny.

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Wool. Wore them today for about 30 miles. Toasty!

Wool socks are worth every penny.
Wool blend. Pure wool is very itchy and shrinks badly. I also wear wool blend undershirts, hats and gloves in winter.
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Old 11-15-15, 05:17 PM
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merino wool is the comfiest **** ive ever worn, and it never stinks. or shrinks.

all my clothes would be made form it if i could have my way
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Finally ditched the BMX pedals and hold fast straps for Shimano SPD M520 pedals and clipless Giro shoes
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I thought about @thedapperest when I bought them. He recently posted a pic of himself riding in argyle socks and I was like, yeah, I'm getting me some argyle.

Wool. Wore them today for about 30 miles. Toasty!

Wool socks are worth every penny.
I approve, argyle or die
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merino wool is the comfiest **** ive ever worn, and it never stinks. or shrinks.

all my clothes would be made form it if i could have my way
Merino ftw, especially socks
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