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Trsnrtr 07-22-21 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153250)
Sounds pretty fun to me! :bday:

Is it possible that you missed a notice on duty owed or anything?

edit: oh, since 7/19 isn't that bad...

The other parcel passed right through but it was just the Campy wheel bags that PBK was sending separately. They probably stated a low value for them or something.

Eric F 07-22-21 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22153247)
Campagnolo Bora WTO 33 Carbon clincher disc brake set, tubeless, of course.

The Campy wheels (Fulcrum) that came with my Colnago are fine but a little heavy. Theyíll make excellent winter/back up wheels and they are tubeless also though they currently have clincher tubed tires mounted.

How do you like your V3? I was really lusting after one when I was in the market for a new bike last year, but the price point was just a bit too much of a stretch for my budget. I ended up buying a used Storck for a crazy-good price (despite not having disc brakes that I kinda wanted on my new bike). I love my Storck, but still wonder if I should have figured out how to make the V3 happen.

Trsnrtr 07-22-21 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22153303)
How do you like your V3? I was really lusting after one when I was in the market for a new bike last year, but the price point was just a bit too much of a stretch for my budget. I ended up buying a used Storck for a crazy-good price (despite not having disc brakes that I kinda wanted on my new bike). I love my Storck, but still wonder if I should have figured out how to make the V3 happen.

I love it. It’s not the lightest machine but it handles well and climbs better for me than my Propel.

I got it cheap because it was a trade show bike and had a couple chips in the paint on the down tube where a wheel rubbed it from being in a bike box. It had never been ridden according to the rep because the Di2 had never been connected or was fully functional. A quick call to Colnago assured me that the bike was new and only had travel/box wear. They warranted it for 3 years.

The paint chips were a $2400 discount on the price and the dealer set it up and fitted it. In fact, they did such a good job that I’ve done zero adjustments to the setup or the fit in the 1200 miles that I’ve ridden it and I’m known to be picky about my fit. ;)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...06b2a436e.jpeg

Eric F 07-22-21 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22153330)
I love it. Itís not the lightest machine but it handles well and climbs better for me than my Propel.

I got it cheap because it was a trade show bike and had a couple chips in the paint on the down tube where a wheel rubbed it from being in a bike box. It had never been ridden according to the rep because the Di2 had never been connected or was fully functional. A quick call to Colnago assured me that the bike was new and only had travel/box wear. They warrantied it for 3 years.

The paint chips were a $2400 discount on the price and the dealer set it up and fitted it. In fact, they did such a good job that Iíve done zero adjustments to the setup or the fit in the 1200 miles that Iíve ridden it and Iím known to be picky about my fit. ;)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...06b2a436e.jpeg

That's a very nice-looking bike, and a sweet deal!! Congrats. :)

Trsnrtr 07-22-21 02:05 PM

BTW, a guy told me this morning that he’d like to buy it. I told him that I’d sell it to him if he wanted. My wife was shocked but I told her that I’d replace it with a V3Rs which is lighter. :D

Mojo31 07-22-21 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22153330)
I love it. Itís not the lightest machine but it handles well and climbs better for me than my Propel.

I got it cheap because it was a trade show bike and had a couple chips in the paint on the down tube where a wheel rubbed it from being in a bike box. It had never been ridden according to the rep because the Di2 had never been connected or was fully functional. A quick call to Colnago assured me that the bike was new and only had travel/box wear. They warrantied it for 3 years.

The paint chips were a $2400 discount on the price and the dealer set it up and fitted it. In fact, they did such a good job that Iíve done zero adjustments to the setup or the fit in the 1200 miles that Iíve ridden it and Iím known to be picky about my fit. ;)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...06b2a436e.jpeg

Wow, $1,200/chip! $20 touch up paint will fix that in 5 minutes.

Super looking bike.

Mojo31 07-22-21 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22153343)
BTW, a guy told me this morning that heíd like to buy it. I told him that Iíd sell it to him if he wanted. My wife was shocked but I told her that Iíd replace it with a V3Rs which is lighter. :D

For the right price, everything I own is for sale!

Trsnrtr 07-22-21 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22153346)
Wow, $1,200/chip! $20 touch up paint will fix that in 5 minutes.

Super looking bike.

Yes, and I did it this week. ;)

For the record, I bought the bike at Velomine in Springfield, IL. They are generally mail order but they are local to me so I just walk in. They specialize in a lot of Italian close outs and special deals.

sshakari 07-22-21 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22153351)
Yes, and I did it this week. ;)

For the record, I bought the bike at Velomine in Springfield, IL. They are generally mail order but they are local to me so I just walk in. They specialize in a lot of Italian close outs and special deals.

I got wheels from them and its a good place to buy. I wish that I could walk in and get a deal on an Italian stallion like yours!

Trsnrtr 07-22-21 02:42 PM

Velomine speaks my language having grown up with Campy and Italian bikes.

datlas 07-22-21 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22153397)
Velomine speaks my language having grown up with Campy and Italian bikes.

Sounds like you put the MINE in Velomine. Kudos.

WhyFi 07-22-21 03:11 PM

Wow. I got an email from an LBS on their selection of e-bikes, so I took a look (for the wife). I was surprised to see some models starting at $1500. Even more surprising was that a $1500 model would have a motor that could do 500w sustained (750w peak) and assist up to 28mph (20mph throttle only). **** me - my wife could totally drop me on one of those. :cry:

Mojo31 07-22-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153436)
Wow. I got an email from an LBS on their selection of e-bikes, so I took a look (for the wife). I was surprised to see some models starting at $1500. Even more surprising was that a $1500 model would have a motor that could do 500w sustained (750w peak) and assist up to 28mph (20mph throttle only). **** me - my wife could totally drop me on one of those. :cry:

Man up.

MoAlpha 07-22-21 03:26 PM

After this a.m.’s I flat trashed the GP5K which had been on my rear wheel since March 2020. That set must now have well over 10,000 mi. Dimples were still visible and the front is fine except for a very small sideways crack in the tread which I glued.

WhyFi 07-22-21 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22153453)
Man up.

You mean that I should wheelsuck? Yeah, you're probably right.

MoAlpha 07-22-21 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153436)
Wow. I got an email from an LBS on their selection of e-bikes, so I took a look (for the wife). I was surprised to see some models starting at $1500. Even more surprising was that a $1500 model would have a motor that could do 500w sustained (750w peak) and assist up to 28mph (20mph throttle only). **** me - my wife could totally drop me on one of those. :cry:

I would love to get LSS an ebike, but thereís no space for it and sheís not that interested.

WhyFi 07-22-21 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22153456)
After this a.m.ís I flat trashed the GP5K which had been on my rear wheel since March 2020. That set must now have well over 10,000 mi. Dimples were still visible and the front is fine except for a very small sideways crack in the tread which I glued.

Man, all I have to do is lose 50 lbs or so and my tire expenditures will go down about 60-70%

WhyFi 07-22-21 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22153459)
I would love to get LSS an ebike, but thereís no space for it and sheís not that interested.

We have room and she has some interest. Until now, though, pricing wasn't remotely close to what she would consider to be reasonable. I don't think that she's going to want to march out and pick one up as soon as I show her this selection, but I expect that she may be at least mildly interested, 'specially if we can offset it by selling her current bike (that collects more dust than miles).

MoAlpha 07-22-21 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153461)
Man, all I have to do is lose 50 lbs or so and my tire expenditures will go down about 60-70%

Naw, man, thereís more to it. You have to be lithe and light on the bike, put out the power smoothly, and barely touch the brakes. Takes decades to learn and not everyone gets there.

WhyFi 07-22-21 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22153472)
Naw, man, there’s more to it. You have to be lithe and light on the bike, put out the power smoothly, and barely touch the brakes. Takes decades to learn and not everyone gets there.

So slamdancers like me need not apply? :(

I remember watching a video a few months ago from NorCal Racing (or whatever) and he talked about looking at the gap between average power and NP to get a good idea of how smoothly you're riding (smaller gap = smoother). Even on longer rides, I'm ******g horrible by that metric.

MoAlpha 07-22-21 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153478)
So slamdancers like me need not apply? :(

I remember watching a video a few months ago from NorCal Racing (or whatever) and he talked about looking at the gap between average power and NP to get a good idea of how smoothly you're riding. Even on longer rides, I'm ******g horrible by that metric.

I have no ******g idea why I donít wear tires out, other then being light and weak.

rjones28 07-22-21 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153457)
You mean that I should wheelsuck? Yeah, you're probably right.

It's called motor pacing.

Velo Vol 07-22-21 03:50 PM

Hot, smoky day on the lawn,
but HTFU is my creed
so I mowed on.

Velo Vol 07-22-21 03:50 PM

:bday:


WhyFi 07-22-21 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22153480)
I have no ******g idea why I donít wear tires out, other then being light and weak.

These Michelin that I'm running are actually looking pretty decent (for my expectations). I've got almost 3k on 'em and the rear is starting to square off, but the TWI dimples are still visible - I'm usually playing chicken with the cords at about this time.


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