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Old 12-02-16, 10:06 AM
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solid choice, my only other suggestion is a rear hub with a high POE count for a SS. its really nice to be able to lay down power instantly and not 1/4 turn of the crank from where your foot actually is.

plenty of people are more than happy with "regular" levels of engagement though, im just spoiled after i had that trials freewheel
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Old 12-02-16, 08:12 PM
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Taking stock of **** I bought over black friday weekend in my flu drug haze.




So I can jam around sweet fixie style when I feel like wearing normal shoes.



So I can look muy guapo on super srs rides. The bibs were less than 40 bucks, so *swish* I just hope they fit.
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Old 12-02-16, 08:52 PM
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^^That's a really good looking jersey! Polka dots are sooooo sexy.

I just invested in a Castelli Alpha Wind Jersey. It is two layers in one jersey. Under the windblock front is another insulating layer with zipper, all in one garment.



https://www.castelli-cycling.com/Pro...Z/p/451451616A

There is a 30 page thread on this garment at Bike Radar.

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Old 12-02-16, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Taking stock of **** I bought over black friday weekend in my flu drug haze.




So I can jam around sweet fixie style when I feel like wearing normal shoes.



So I can look muy guapo on super srs rides. The bibs were less than 40 bucks, so *swish* I just hope they fit.
Been tempted by those bibs in the past but never pulled the trigger. Would be great to hear what you think of them after some use.
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Old 12-03-16, 12:21 AM
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Been tempted by those bibs in the past but never pulled the trigger. Would be great to hear what you think of them after some use.
Will share thoughts after I get a chance to ride in em. I've never tried Capo stuff before, but it didn't make sense not to buy them at the price.
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Old 12-03-16, 01:19 PM
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Old 12-03-16, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Will share thoughts after I get a chance to ride in em. I've never tried Capo stuff before, but it didn't make sense not to buy them at the price.
Awesome. Only Capo item I have is an old Cinelli jersey from the early 90s
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Old 12-03-16, 02:31 PM
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Something tells me you got that from Amazon
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Better get 'em now before they make them illegal because of the resemblance to burkas.
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Old 12-03-16, 04:37 PM
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These. I couldn't help myself. Been looking at them for months. Does a fixed gear bike need brakes like that? Oh, heck no!! But they sure will look great on my Wabi Classic bullhorn and will stop like MotoGP bike. Have any of you seen the new black Dura Ace BR-9100 brakes especially for the larger tires? Don't...resistance is futile. That's why I bought these......


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Old 12-03-16, 05:26 PM
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Better get 'em now before they make them illegal because of the resemblance to burkas.
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Old 12-03-16, 06:49 PM
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These. I couldn't help myself. Been looking at them for months. Does a fixed gear bike need brakes like that? Oh, heck no!! But they sure will look great on my Wabi Classic bullhorn and will stop like MotoGP bike. Have any of you seen the new black Dura Ace BR-9100 brakes especially for the larger tires? Don't...resistance is futile. That's why I bought these......

Niccce. DA confuses me. The cranks keep getting uglier, but the rest of the components are sexy as hell.
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Old 12-03-16, 08:23 PM
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seau,

The cranks keep getting uglier, but the rest of the components are sexy as hell.
Yeah, you know, you have a good point. The cranks are kinda bulbous looking but yes, the brakes are darn sexy...especially those new ones but can't justify the added cost.
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Old 12-03-16, 09:56 PM
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The 9000 cranks have really really grown on me the last year. The silver is nice imo
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Old 12-03-16, 10:30 PM
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The 9000 cranks have really really grown on me the last year. The silver is nice imo
I got used to them too

I rock red though
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
These. I couldn't help myself. Been looking at them for months. Does a fixed gear bike need brakes like that? Oh, heck no!! But they sure will look great on my Wabi Classic bullhorn and will stop like MotoGP bike. Have any of you seen the new black Dura Ace BR-9100 brakes especially for the larger tires? Don't...resistance is futile. That's why I bought these......

Very hot. But aren't they best coupled with a lever to maximize full leverage potential? Style points will be there for sure.
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Old 12-03-16, 11:32 PM
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franswa,

Yeah, you know I thought about that to but I'm running Ultegra's on it now and they near enough the same brake just not made the same as the Dura Aces and they stop hard enough to lock up the front wheel.

As a comparison I still run the old Campy delta brakes on my Pinarello and they don't stop worth a darn. Maybe these new Dura Aces should go on it.......hmmmm.....

Funny that over the years I've grown more dependent on good brakes than a good drive train. That's why they are the first to get the upgrade. Maybe I'm bass ackwards in that approach.


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Old 12-04-16, 12:29 AM
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Old 12-04-16, 06:50 AM
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That's why they are the first to get the upgrade. Maybe I'm bass ackwards in that approach.

I don't think it is backwards. Brakes and tires are the number one upgrades to any land vehicle.

You are going to love those brakes. Do you have levers?

Jenson has the matching DA levers for bullhorn bars. I like their price match feature. Bike Recyclery has a pair of Cane Creek TT levers for $20 if you are looking for used. The SRAM carbon levers are really nice looking.


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franswa,

Yeah, you know I thought about that to but I'm running Ultegra's on it now and they near enough the same brake just not made the same as the Dura Aces and they stop hard enough to lock up the front wheel.

As a comparison I still run the old Campy delta brakes on my Pinarello and they don't stop worth a darn. Maybe these new Dura Aces should go on it.......hmmmm.....

Funny that over the years I've grown more dependent on good brakes than a good drive train. That's why they are the first to get the upgrade. Maybe I'm bass ackwards in that approach.


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What lever are you using? Is there a good amount of modulation or more of an on/off feeling?
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Old 12-04-16, 11:40 AM
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Tektro's. The modulation is surprisingly good actually. They feather well and when I want to lock up the wheel they respond in kind. There's no abrupt "snagging" of the rim if that's what you mean. I have had brakes do that and these don't. I think the stiffness of the Ultegra's that are on there now help a lot with that to. The Tektro R540 calipers that came off of the bike weren't nearly as powerful.

Those bullhorn Dura-Ace levers at Jensen are pretty nice but I'm not a real fan of bar end levers. I'll see how they work with the current levers and go from there.

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There's no abrupt "snagging" of the rim if that's what you mean. I have had brakes do that and these don't.
Pads make a big difference. Some pads have really high "initial bite". Others grab more progressively. It has to do with the compound and hardness of the rubber.

Kool Stop dual (salmon/black) seem to strike a nice balance for me on my fixed gear bike. My road bike seems to do better on full salmon.
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