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Old 12-05-20, 12:59 PM
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Gonna try the Flataways on these extra light Soma Supple Vitesses. My commuter has Gatorskins right now and I'm hankering for a softer, grippier ride. We'll see.


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Old 12-05-20, 04:17 PM
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@bargo68, if you don't have goatheads or lots of glass on your roads, try running without the flawaways. I use tires with no puncture protection, and I do just fine. You'll like the ride quality.
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Old 12-05-20, 05:17 PM
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@bargo68, if you don't have goatheads or lots of glass on your roads, try running without the flawaways. I use tires with no puncture protection, and I do just fine. You'll like the ride quality.
I wish! About 4/5 miles of my commute is through an industrial neighborhood with 5 train track crossings, sometimes heavy detritus (even in the middle of the lane) and I commute home after dark. This for me is a compromise between a super supple ride and Schwalbe Marathons or Gatorskins, both of which I tried on my commuter with less than happy results.
Just took a couple mile spin on the Somas with the liners and I think it's gonna be good!
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Old 12-05-20, 07:30 PM
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the Niterider 400 (used alongside a Niterider 600) died. I got a Niterider 1200 to replace the 400. I like to see where I'm going.


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Old 12-05-20, 09:30 PM
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The Black Friday Pilferage

Went a bit overboard this year with the Black Friday deals. Started at Bike Monkey with a 50% off closeout


3 Jerseys & 3 Bibshorts and some arm warmers

3 bottles for 9$
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Old 12-05-20, 09:37 PM
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More Black Friday Pilferage

A pair of HED Vanquish 6 rims for 60% off
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Old 12-05-20, 09:40 PM
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And The Pilferage Continues

Ultegra Di2 to go on a New Frame
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Old 12-06-20, 10:22 AM
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Specialized Toupe no longer available. So trying this out.
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Old 12-08-20, 09:43 AM
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Kickr core, Kickr climb, and some cheap cubby shelves from Target. Funny thing, is the household comptroller was fine with $1500 for the trainer and climb, but she was against the $40 for the cubbies. To me, the money spent ($40) was of no consequence, and if they didn't work out where I envisioned them, they could always go in the garage.
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Old 12-08-20, 11:53 AM
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Kickr core, Kickr climb, and some cheap cubby shelves from Target. Funny thing, is the household comptroller was fine with $1500 for the trainer and climb, but she was against the $40 for the cubbies. To me, the money spent ($40) was of no consequence, and if they didn't work out where I envisioned them, they could always go in the garage.
That purchase comes with a promise of an outdoor winter full of perfect riding weather with sun and dry roads to go with it!
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Old 12-08-20, 11:56 AM
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A pair of HED Vanquish 6 rims for 60% off
tell us where?
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Old 12-08-20, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilmingtech View Post
That purchase comes with a promise of an outdoor winter full of perfect riding weather with sun and dry roads to go with it!
Isn't that the truth! when we moved back to Wisconsin in 2005, I bought a fire breathing beast of a snow blower... 14 HP, 7 forward speeds, 3 reverse, lock-unlock differential, heated hand grips... cost a BUNDLE. no way I was going to shovel again after living in the southwest for so long. NO MAJOR SNOW STORMS all winter. I told the guys I worked with they each owed me $100!!
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Old 12-08-20, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mgopack42 View Post
Isn't that the truth! when we moved back to Wisconsin in 2005, I bought a fire breathing beast of a snow blower... 14 HP, 7 forward speeds, 3 reverse, lock-unlock differential, heated hand grips... cost a BUNDLE. no way I was going to shovel again after living in the southwest for so long. NO MAJOR SNOW STORMS all winter. I told the guys I worked with they each owed me $100!!
Pretty slick setup!

As for the snow blower, your first mistake was moving to Wisconsin.
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Old 12-08-20, 12:39 PM
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Not that I wanted to, but I just bought a new rear deraileur. Shimano Di2 Ultegra 8050. The old unit was damaged and failed.

Got a new chain, too. happy times.
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Old 12-08-20, 12:43 PM
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tell us where?
jamsbiks on Ebay. He normally list them for 1500 but let me get a pair for 1200 for BF.

I took pictures and sent to Andy over at HED who confirmed they are legitimate wheels, fully functional Vanquish 6 RC Pro's with sonic hubs, just "blemished" models they cannot sell at full retail. He was familiar with this ebayer. The blemishes on these are hard to find. They are perfectly true and well built with good spoke tension. They have Aug 20 build dates on them.

Know that the pictures on Jamsbiks listing are not the actual model so what you get may be slightly different but you can see the blemishes in the pics.

Also HED had a 20% Holiday discount for Black Friday which I am sure will come back before Christmas. The 20% off gets you into a pair of the Vanquish RC Performance wheels for about 1300.00

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Old 12-22-20, 03:51 PM
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Chorus HO Medium Cage RD with a 12-32 cassette to go with. Probably won't install til the Spring though.


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Old 12-25-20, 05:48 PM
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Stahlwille Torsiomax 775a/12 2-12 inch-lb (0.2 - 1.4 nm) and 775a/50 5-50 inch-lb (1.1-5.7 nm) torque screwdrivers. They complement my smallest torque wrenches, the Stahlwille 730a/2-1 17.5 - 87.5 inch-lb (2-10 nm) and 730/2 4-20 nm.

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What was your most recent cycling-related purchase?



Mine, today (Wednsday) ... a gift for my husband.

Planet Bike Super Flash Rear Light
https://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1233818968208


And on Monday I got one for me, as well as two tires, and handlebar tape ... getting ready for the season.
Giro Helios MIPS helmet, black/yellow, with the spherical independently-rotating double-layer construction. Will try it out tomorrow, but it's ungodly light and very comfortable. Pic from internet.
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Old 12-26-20, 12:56 PM
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Stages Power meter
Bontrager xxx wave gel

bike related purchase is never ending...
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Old 12-28-20, 02:03 PM
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Not a purchase per se, but I whipped up a simple phone tray to stick my phone in on the trainer, in Fusion 360 and 3D-printed it. With an adhesive Garmin style twist mount on the bottom it sits neatly in the computer bracket and is quick and easy to grab either the phone from it, or also replace it with a computer for use outdoors.



The adhesive twist mount:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-30-20, 05:37 PM
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I got a 2032 battery for my speedometer
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Old 12-30-20, 05:49 PM
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A Bontrager Wavecel Specter helmet and a pair of Pearl Izumi winter gloves, that should take good care of the important extremities for a while.
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Old 12-30-20, 07:39 PM
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Bontrager Specter WaveCel Helmets for my wife and myself. Shimano Ultegra 8000 14-28 Cassette.
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Old 12-30-20, 07:56 PM
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105 28-11 cassette as well just for got to put it in picture.
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