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Old 12-26-21, 04:56 PM
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A Benotto brand 6,7,8 speed chain. A week or so ago, I bought a KMC 7 speed chain. I had never heard of either of these options. Vamos a ver.
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Old 12-26-21, 06:44 PM
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Bought a pair of Zefal Gel Comfort Gloves, black/gray, XL
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Project Bike

Finally landed a reasonably priced project bike. They've been hard to come by locally since the pandemic started. Should be a fairly easy, fun project for the winter.

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A few things from the last few months:

1. Stages SB20. If you want a simple, durable, rock solid indoor trainer that the entire household can use look no further. It's $2,700,so not for everyone. If you plan to ride inside a lot, I think it's a great solution. If you're considering buying this "bike", I think you can proceed with confidence.

2. Custom Castelli kit from my college. The school's team opened up the shop for us alums. I even like the design the kids came up with. I'm excited to wear a kit from my college again. I haven't had the best luck with Castelli's long term durability, we'll see what happens.

3. Kask Valegro. To me, Kask makes the best road helmets on the market bar none. This helmet looks great, fits me like a glove, is super comfortable (Kask added a pad on the brow, resolving prior complaints), doesn't get in the way of glasses, is terrifically ventilated and is very well made. The latest version has Kask's "WG11" system which is their version of MIPS, I have no idea if it actually does anything. The traditional complaint about high-end Kask helmets has always been the price, but the Valegro is not even that expensive: I got it for ~$180 shipped from Bikeinn.

4. Pearl Izumi Amfib tights and jacket. The tights are very tight (lol) but once you're in them they're basically perfect: windproof, warm and comfortable. The jacket (the Elevate) is good looking, fits well and just the right warmth for me. Pearl Izumi makes great winter gear.

5. The Black Bibs winter tights. For $100, these are hard to beat. Very good fit, nice fabrics, clever pocket design and good chamois. They're not quite as warm as the Amfibs but they're about half the price with a chamois. The Black Bibs continues to impress me: great stuff for a very reasonable price.

6. BikeHand "Euro style" (no clamp, fork mount) repair stand. This style of stand is just better than clamp-style stands in every way: no chance of damaging the bike, you can spin the bike to access the other side without a support in the way, more stable and secure etc, etc. There's a reason all pro mechanics use this style of stand. The Bank Hand one costs about $150 and is a good value: well made, compact and has a good tool tray. The Feedback Sports Sprint is an awesome stand as well, but it's twice the price and not really any better than this one.

7. Danish Endurance cycling socks. Durable, thin cycling socks that are "crew" height, inexpensive and not slathered with logos are tough to find but here's a good option. About $8/pair, Amazon Prime eligible. They also have similarly priced Merino versions that are great for colder weather riding.

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Old 01-01-22, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post

3. Kask Valegro. To me, Kask makes the best road helmets on the market bar none. This helmet looks great, fits me like a glove, is super comfortable (Kask added a pad on the brow, resolving prior complaints), doesn't get in the way of glasses, is terrifically ventilated and is very well made. The latest version has Kask's "WG11" system which is their version of MIPS, I have no idea if it actually does anything. The traditional complaint about high-end Kask helmets has always been the price, but the Valegro is not even that expensive: I got it for ~$180 shipped from Bikeinn.
The Valegro looks nice! WG11 fyi, isn't a system or tech, it's the name of test that Kask created, and this helmet passed it (shocker )

It's curious though -- you can get the Velegro in the US, but for about $80 more, and there's no WG11 mention in the US retailers write-ups. A Euro retailer (using Lordgun as an example): specifically calls out "This helmet doesn't meet the safety standard certification required in these countries: USA, Canada, Australia." https://www.lordgun.com/kask-valegro...A&currency=USD

while a model sold here has all the EURO and US certificaitons: eg. "SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS CE EN 1078, CPSC 1203, AS/NZS 2063" from Jenson: https://www.jensonusa.com/Kask-Valeg...19-Black-Large

Sounds like in the US, you pay a lot more to get additional certifications for the same helmet!
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Old 01-01-22, 07:53 PM
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The Valegro looks nice! WG11 fyi, isn't a system or tech, it's the name of test that Kask created, and this helmet passed it (shocker )
Interesting. It says "linear and rotational impacts" on the box so I assumed it was some sort of pad like Spin or insert like Kask.

It's curious though -- you can get the Velegro in the US, but for about $80 more, and there's no WG11 mention in the US retailers write-ups. A Euro retailer (using Lordgun as an example): specifically calls out "This helmet doesn't meet the safety standard certification required in these countries: USA, Canada, Australia." https://www.lordgun.com/kask-valegro...A&currency=USD

while a model sold here has all the EURO and US certificaitons: eg. "SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS CE EN 1078, CPSC 1203, AS/NZS 2063" from Jenson: https://www.jensonusa.com/Kask-Valeg...19-Black-Large

Sounds like in the US, you pay a lot more to get additional certifications for the same helmet!
Yeah, I was careful about this as I know Euro helmet brands like Kask and Met (to name two examples) are a little squirrelly about the certifications for their helmets. The one I got from BikeInn says it passed CPSC 1203 (https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/kask-va...B&gclsrc=aw.ds)

I don't think you can even buy the Abus, Ekoi, HJC, Limar, Rudy Project, Force etc helmets you see in the World Tour from a domestic source as they're not certified here

BTW, I've had really good luck with BikeInn. The best prices around and they ship right away.

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Old 01-01-22, 08:14 PM
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Busted a zip last night on my favourite Ground Effect shirt. Goddammit it was only 10 years old. Beyond Mrs Zs seamstress skill level, plus I had a voucher for a free pair of merino socks...


https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/colle...37671472529583
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Old 01-04-22, 07:00 PM
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A desk for the trainer.

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Old 01-04-22, 08:31 PM
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Busted a zip last night on my favourite Ground Effect shirt. Goddammit it was only 10 years old. Beyond Mrs Zs seamstress skill level, plus I had a voucher for a free pair of merino socks...


https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/colle...37671472529583
There is a weird broken replacement zipper part that closes over the zip track parts of the clothing…Used to be all over Facebook…looked promising and ingenious…three sizes…haven’t seen it for awhile…I have fixed my own zippers by open up or “cold setting”, the “wings” on the zipper…repositioning the zip tracks in the “wings”and resetting the “wings”…try it…nothing to lose…kinda satisfying…like doing pedals…
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Old 01-04-22, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
Yeah, I was careful about this as I know Euro helmet brands like Kask and Met (to name two examples) are a little squirrelly about the certifications for their helmets. The one I got from BikeInn says it passed CPSC 1203 (https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/kask-va...B&gclsrc=aw.ds)

I don't think you can even buy the Abus, Ekoi, HJC, Limar, Rudy Project, Force etc helmets you see in the World Tour from a domestic source as they're not certified here

BTW, I've had really good luck with BikeInn. The best prices around and they ship right away.
Last year I bought my MET Rivale helmet from Lordgun because they would ship it to the US. And I bought my ABUS Stormchaser from Merlin for the same reason.

Great helmets for fit and finish at the prices I bought em for, regardless of what type of certification they have.
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Old 01-06-22, 04:15 AM
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Can I include my visit to my chiropractor? It still counts as purchase right?

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Cycling cap with visor/front flap for cool days when the sun is low and black and red Pearl gloves for warmer days. Still waiting on 2 Conti 5000Tls I ordered in June.
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Old 01-08-22, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Last year I bought my MET Rivale helmet from Lordgun because they would ship it to the US. And I bought my ABUS Stormchaser from Merlin for the same reason.

Great helmets for fit and finish at the prices I bought em for, regardless of what type of certification they have.
I thought about getting the Abus Airbreaker to get the full MVDP look, lol. A friend has the Met Trenta MIPS, that's one of the best looking helmets on the market.

Even though I get sketchy vibes from their website, Lordgun is legit.They always have the really good prices and they ship quickly. European shop prices in general can be so much lower than what we pay here in the States, I feel like we're getting ripped off.
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3. Kask Valegro. To me, Kask makes the best road helmets on the market bar none. This helmet looks great, fits me like a glove, is super comfortable (Kask added a pad on the brow, resolving prior complaints), doesn't get in the way of glasses, is terrifically ventilated and is very well made. The latest version has Kask's "WG11" system which is their version of MIPS, I have no idea if it actually does anything. The traditional complaint about high-end Kask helmets has always been the price, but the Valegro is not even that expensive: I got it for ~$180 shipped from Bikeinn.
I recently picked up an Abus Game Changer after a crash required me to get a new helmet. Never thought I’d spend that much on a helmet before but man do I love how it looks and feels.
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A set of Gore Wear winter clothes for the cold months ahead.
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I just made a big order for all the parts to build my first road bike. I'm sure not the best time to do it with inflated prices but at least it will be ready to roll when the reasonable weather gets here.
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Just ordered some Gripgrab Merino winter socks, and some Lusso Windtex thermal stealth gloves, and just took delivery of this cool old retro Pepsi cycle top, which in this colour scheme with the blue stars, makes this middle aged man feel like Evel Knievel, even when just gently dropping down off a kerb.

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I wanted a set of wider wheels for my Poprad, but did not want to spend much money. PBK sent me an email with a 15% code because I had not ordered from them in a while. I purchased a set of 32m GK SS tires, $60 for the two, and a set of Novatec rim brake, clinchers, $156 for the set, outside width of 24mm and inside of 20mm. They are on the heavy side and I do not care.


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Bombproof wheels and at a great price. Nice buy.

My brother ordered these also and he really likes the wheelset
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