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Old 09-01-19, 07:59 PM
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Well, I was going to buy some Campagnolo Triomphe components buy instead I bought a Fiori Vincenza bike with a complete Triomphe groupset excluding the pedals and toe-clips but I did get a pair of Campagnolo Look Delta Cleat compatible clipless pedals and they should be posted to me tomorrow. When I finish cleaning up the bike I'll post some images of it.

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Old 09-04-19, 09:21 AM
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They arrived last week but I didn't have the chance to set them up or try them out 'till last night - I scored a used set of Kreitler alloy-capped 4.5-in rollers on the 'Bay, bought a new tension band from another source, then found something to replace a missing pin to lock the length. I set it up in a doorway rode my Gitane fixed-gear conversion long enough to know that room needs a fan and I will need a lot more time to get comfortable on those things. So far so good, though, and I foresee a lot of time on them this winter.
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Old 09-05-19, 05:55 AM
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Gonna see whether Compass are just hype or if they are real.

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Old 09-05-19, 09:22 AM
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Lost the dust/self-extracting cap from my SRAM crank at the races last weekend. Ordered two so I'd have a spare.
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Old 09-05-19, 12:19 PM
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Ordered 64 ACI-Alpina butted spokes to build some wheels around some Surly track hubs - now to get the Sun CR-18s to complete the job.
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Paul Neo Retro's and Touring cantis. I am excite.
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Old 09-09-19, 02:34 PM
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Heard a lot about these, never tried anything other than stock pads. Wasn't sure if I should get the wet weather salmon ones, or the all black normal ones so I went with the dual compound.
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Old 09-09-19, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post


Heard a lot about these, never tried anything other than stock pads. Wasn't sure if I should get the wet weather salmon ones, or the all black normal ones so I went with the dual compound.
A great upgrade.

Set up with proper toe in so they don't squeal and you won't regret them.


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Old 09-12-19, 10:48 AM
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A great upgrade.

Set up with proper toe in so they don't squeal and you won't regret them.


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So far so good, went out for my first ride with them last night and they are way better than what I had before. The pads on my Tektro R559 were horrendous, usually they aren't bad but I'll probably replace them for these every time now.
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Old 09-12-19, 01:26 PM
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An eBay score - Brooks B17 Aged in need of a replacement rivet and some Proofide, $15 and shipping -


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A friend gave me this sweet Park work stand.


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Old 09-19-19, 06:25 AM
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Hi all, Im a 48yrs old noob from Malaysia. I got a bit off topic question here; if I were to share online buying experiences in regards to a Chinese online shopping website, will that considered to be insensitive considering the ongoing trade & tariff thing? Tks in advance.
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Today I bought a cheap (40) Bike Hut work stand from Halfords. I had expected to have to pay 2 - 3 times as much for something like a Park Tools one, and had been putting off the purchase for that reason.

I'm really impressed. It is heavy (in a good way) solid and stable, with plenty of adjustment, and will hold a bike up with the handlebars at shoulder height (or more) with plenty of clearance to turn the cranks (with pedals attached) if you're working on gears or brakes. It will grip the bike by the top tube or seat tube. It even comes with a little tray to put odds and ends on, which is pierced around the edge for screwdrivers or Allen keys.

I had expected it to be a disappointingly flimsy stop gap until I could afford better, but I'm very pleased with it.

Of course, a better one would be better. For example, this one has knurled knobs for tightening most of the bits that need tightening. A cam lever would be quicker and better, but more expensive. It's not often I'd go out of my way to recommend a purchase, but this one gets my seal of approval for those who want to do bike maintenance without back ache.
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