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Old 09-05-19, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Classic, Core and Brevet are all more along the lines of a club fit; you'd probably want something from their Pro Team, Shadow or Souplesse lines.

I kinda want one of those cases, too, but I've already spent enough (have another jacket arriving tomorrow) - I'll have to stick with the freezer bag for now.
The same sized Classic bibs fit me perfectly, so I was hoping the jersey would work too, esp with the Classic II supposedly being a slimmer fit than the first gen. Plus the listing had pictures of a much taller model wearing a single size up. He must not have been able to reach into those pockets either.
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Old 09-05-19, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
The same sized Classic bibs fit me perfectly, so I was hoping the jersey would work too, esp with the Classic II supposedly being a slimmer fit than the first gen. Plus the listing had pictures of a much taller model wearing a single size up. He must not have been able to reach into those pockets either.
Yeah, their model pics aren't always helpful when it comes to size. They've got a guy that's not exactly cyclist wiry and they say that he's wearing a Small and he's 6' tall (based on his proportions, I would have guessed 5'7"). I wish that more of their customer reviews were specific with their garment size, their dimensions and fit, too.
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Old 09-06-19, 07:22 AM
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I recently bought a pair of Empire ACC's (a lot of clearance deals out there) to replace an aging fleet of Shimano 320's. Always wanted to try them out but shoe changes are usually a traumatic experience for me. Not this time, I was good from day 1! A few rides in picked up a second color option

I did go a half size up from 44.0 to 44.5
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Old 09-06-19, 08:53 AM
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@WhyFi @melikebikey35 thanks a bunch!
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Trying to overhaul my Sirrus so I started with an Ultegra crankset. Next purchase is the hollowtech bottom bracket to replace the square taper so I can install the cranks.

On the lookout for wheels and those will determine the groupset.
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Old 09-07-19, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Voodoo76 View Post
I recently bought a pair of Empire ACC's (a lot of clearance deals out there) to replace an aging fleet of Shimano 320's. Always wanted to try them out but shoe changes are usually a traumatic experience for me. Not this time, I was good from day 1! A few rides in picked up a second color option

I did go a half size up from 44.0 to 44.5
Thanks for the heads up on Giro clearance stuff. I already have some white ACCs which I love but are pretty sketchy looking (because white), so opted for a heavily discounted pair of Factor Techlace in black.
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Old 09-07-19, 04:09 PM
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Looking forward to building this up.
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Old 09-07-19, 06:19 PM
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REI is doubling dividends this weekend (payable by a store credit, essentially), so I picked up a Garmin Varia 150. Looking forward to riding with it, though tomorrow might just be rained out.

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Old 09-08-19, 09:42 AM
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Looking forward to building this up.
Seat looks a little low
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Old 09-08-19, 10:37 AM
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Seat looks a little low
Lol yes, its not clamped down yet.
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Old 09-11-19, 06:17 PM
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Continental race tubes, on sale at BTD a few days ago, along with Arundel and Deda bar tape.
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Old 09-11-19, 06:35 PM
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Looking forward to building this up.
that's a beauty.

If that was mine, I'd search the ends of the earth for 11 speed Campagnolo silver components.

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/campa...uble-groupset/

I know these aren't easy to find now, but I'm sure you could piece it together.
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Old 09-15-19, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
REI is doubling dividends this weekend (payable by a store credit, essentially), so I picked up a Garmin Varia 150. Looking forward to riding with it, though tomorrow might just be rained out.

Probably the single best piece of safety kit I own...paried with a Garmin or Wahoo, the situational awareness it gives is certainly nice to have, add in a tail light that is unmistakable to approaching cars. It works great in the rain too! ��
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Old 09-16-19, 05:58 AM
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Probably the single best piece of safety kit I own...paried with a Garmin or Wahoo, the situational awareness it gives is certainly nice to have, add in a tail light that is unmistakable to approaching cars. It works great in the rain too! ��
I've got a few hundred miles in with it now, and I like it a lot. I will say that it feels like a luxury rather than a necessity, though; being able to venture further out in to the lane without as much "what's going on back there?!" anxiety is nice - less debris, smoother surfaces.

Also, I've paired it up with the head units of a couple of the guys on group rides - they've really liked it, too, and at least one of them will be purchasing a unit of their own, shortly.
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Old 09-16-19, 07:06 AM
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@crazyravr let us know how you like the shoes and the tires. I am looking for some casual riding shoes for when touring and riding around with my 9yo son.
Got everything installed on my FX2 over the weekend and this morning did my 25km commute into work.

Tires.
- very smooth rolling
- very quite
- go over bumps and road imperfections with ease and comfort
- pick up any and all small gravel / stones along the way and you hear them hitting fenders, no big deal but never had this happen before
- no idea about puncture resistance, my Schwalbe Marathons took me over 5K km without a puncture

Shoes.
Got a full size larger than my Shimano road shoes and they will good.
Lots of room in the toe area and are very walkable.
If I swap laces for black they will look like any other shoe.
Hardly any clicking from cleats.
I will try and wear them in the gym see how that goes for my final test.
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