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"Needful things"

Old 09-23-10, 08:27 AM
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"Needful things"




The thread for "Eye Candy"!

The pure bling porn thread for stuff that you just HAVE TO have....



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Old 09-23-10, 08:32 AM
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More Bikes. Don't tell my wife. Actually she knows.
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Old 09-23-10, 08:41 AM
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Old 09-23-10, 08:52 AM
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Just about anything Lezyne...






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Old 09-23-10, 08:54 AM
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Old 09-23-10, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
the lezyne you linked works worlds better.
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Old 09-23-10, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
the lezyne you linked works worlds better.
Really?
Wow.
Good to know.
That's saying a lot.
I was torn between the two.

I have the Lezyne Levers and Patch Kit.
They are works of art.
Even the packaging is awesome.
They came in Lezyne branded ziplock bags.

I'm a Roofer by trade so I appreciate tools greatly.
A well built tool is a beautiful thing to behold.
I love to blow the minds of people who don't have
a clue about construction when I whip out my $100. Titanium Hammer.
They can't fathom why I'd pay $100. for a hammer...until I put it in their hand.

Honkin' big framing hammer that only weighs 16oz
and actually out performs steel hammers twice it's weight.
And at the end of the day, you're lifting 1/2 the weight you used to.

Some things are worth the extra coin.


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I've got a Theta AR, but I'd really like to have an Alpha SV. And just about everything else Arc'teryx makes.

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Really?
Wow.
Good to know.
That's saying a lot.
I was torn between the two.

I have the Lezyne Levers and Patch Kit.
They are works of art.
Even the packaging is awesome.
They came in Lezyne branded ziplock bags.

I'm a Roofer by trade so I appreciate tools greatly.
A well built tool is a beautiful thing to behold.
I love to blow the minds of people who don't have
a clue about construction when I whip out my $100. Titanium Hammer.
They can't fathom why I'd pay $100. for a hammer...until I put it in their hand.

Honkin' big framing hammer that only weighs 16oz
and actually our performs steel hammers twice it's weight.
And at the end of the day, you're lifting 1/2 the weight you used to.

Some things are worth the extra coin.

i agree with you fully. i have both pumps, and i say without any reservation that the lezyne wins every time.
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Really?
Wow.
I whip out my $100. Titanium Hammer.
They can't fathom why I'd pay $100. for a hammer...until I put it in their hand.

Honkin' big framing hammer that only weighs 16oz
and actually our performs steel hammers twice it's weight.
And at the end of the day, you're lifting 1/2 the weight you used to.

Some things are worth the extra coin.

Why did I have the feeling that you were somehow going to bring up the Titanium Hammer?
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Old 09-23-10, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
i agree with you fully. i have both pumps, and i say without any reservation that the lezyne wins every time.
Nice!

I currently have a Joe Blow Pro pump.
I have no complaints about it.
A good 5 or 6 strokes and I'm back up to 130psi.

It's a totally worry free pump.
I just hook it up, pump, disengage, store and ride away.
I love "stuff" that works, stuff that's simple, stuff that's reliable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLqmBPIOsyc

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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Why did I have the feeling that you were somehow going to bring up the Titanium Hammer?
It's my favorite parable when the whole "cost VS worth" issues comes up!
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I want one of these for my upcoming Cinelli frameset

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I want one of these for my upcoming Cinelli frameset

good god those are awful
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I have those. You can go ballroom dancing right after the crit.
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These used to be on my 'must have' list.

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Sent one of my S.I.13 S2 to Switzerland this morning for repair.

Do I *need* to order a couple of sets of S.I.13 S5, or experiment with an unknown bib set to the tune of $75-150, and risk pain and disappointment?
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