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Old 10-26-23, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
Lost my Silca Tattico mini pump somewhere along the line which really sucks, so I had to replace it. I think I paid about $45 for it the last time about 5 or 6 years ago, almost twice the price now, but, decided to go with the Silca Gravelero model this time as it pushes more air and was basically the same cost.
What is it with Lezyne pumps you don't like? They're higher reviewed than Silca pumps are, in fact reviews for the Gravelero have not been great averaging 3 stars, while the Lezyne Pocket Drive HV gets 5 stars, plus the Lezyne is less than half the cost of the Silca so if you lose it you won't be out near as much money.
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Old 10-26-23, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
What is it with Lezyne pumps you don't like? They're higher reviewed than Silca pumps are, in fact reviews for the Gravelero have not been great averaging 3 stars, while the Lezyne Pocket Drive HV gets 5 stars, plus the Lezyne is less than half the cost of the Silca so if you lose it you won't be out near as much money.

Fair question, when I looked at them in the past, you had to screw them on to the valve, and I just did not like that option. I preferred having a slide on chuck. Not a big deal if your core does not unscrew, but just a personal preference. A lot of the negative on the Silca is for price, which, I can't argue that, their stuff is just expensive.
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Old 10-26-23, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
Fair question, when I looked at them in the past, you had to screw them on to the valve, and I just did not like that option. I preferred having a slide on chuck. Not a big deal if your core does not unscrew, but just a personal preference. A lot of the negative on the Silca is for price, which, I can't argue that, their stuff is just expensive.
Reasonable enough, the valve stem, or extender, coming unscrewed is actually pretty easy to remedy, simply take some clear fingernail polish, lightly coat the threads and immediately screw the valve back in. Sort of works like Loctite but it's not as secure, which means when the time comes you can break the nail polish easily, but the action of unscrewing the head of a pump from the valve stem won't remove it, if by chance it still unscrews after the polish dried for a while inside the valve, then use Loctite Purple which is the weakest of them, but I have not heard anyone complain about finger nail polish not working. Of course smooth unthreaded valve stems is a problem for the Lezyne.
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Old 10-26-23, 11:02 AM
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A Park Tool spoke wrench, a set of Venzo wheels, and a pair of slick tires.
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Old 10-30-23, 03:20 PM
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After buying the Dirt Bag and the Treefrog fork mounts for use in my truck I decided to buy the $100 RockyMount DropTop fork mounts. The DropTop allow me to first reattach the thru-axle in the fork and then to drop it into place in the mount. Much easier to do this then to try to insert the thru-axle while trying to hold the bike forks in place with one hand while stretched out over a truck tailgate.

The best part about the DropTop mount is that it works with no changes for both 12x110mm (used on our road bikes) and the 15x110mm ones used on my two mountain bikes.


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Old 10-30-23, 07:44 PM
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My handled hex keys are ready for replacement and I am missing one or two which not sure where they ran off too, so I decided to get the Park Tools Sliding T Handle set
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Old 10-31-23, 12:47 PM
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The SRAM Force AXS D1 model left shifter\caliper is getting warrantied as the caliper has some issues, but they gave me the option of a D1 or D2 model, so I opted to get the D2 as I like the smaller format of the D2 so much better. So I bought a right side to have the pair
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
My handled hex keys are ready for replacement and I am missing one or two which not sure where they ran off too, so I decided to get the Park Tools Sliding T Handle set
Nice hex set there. Can't imagine needing the entire set here, but 3,4,5,6 would be $76.
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I know most will think they are probably a waste of money but I like having two sets of wheels and BTD had these for $299 so felt that was worth the cost of admission. Not the lightest but should be durable.

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Old 10-31-23, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
. Of course smooth unthreaded valve stems is a problem for the Lezyne.
Usually the 'unthreaded' stems people refer to, are those without threads below a certain point. Not sure I've found a tube without the threads that the cap can't screw on at least -- which are the threads a threaded pump use.
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Michelin "unthreaded" tube (except those for the valve cap) -- usually my go-to tube favorites.



Continental typical threaded valve stem - what's the point of all of that threading anyway?
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Old 10-31-23, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by FrozenBiker
Nice hex set there. Can't imagine needing the entire set here, but 3,4,5,6 would be $76.

Yea I was only going to buy a few, but my wife has some arts and craft tools that use some of the random sizes that the bike don't typically use, so its not like they wont be used.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
Usually the 'unthreaded' stems people refer to, are those without threads below a certain point. Not sure I've found a tube without the threads that the cap can't screw on at least -- which are the threads a threaded pump use.
Examples:
Michelin "unthreaded" tube (except those for the valve cap) -- usually my go-to tube favorites.

Continental typical threaded valve stem - what's the point of all of that threading anyway?
Sunlite has tubes sizes that are not threaded, completely smooth stem
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Old 11-01-23, 03:23 PM
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FSA A wing bars
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WTB exposure tubeless tires 36-700

All for the checkpoint.
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WTB exposure tubeless tires 36-700

All for the checkpoint.
I was looking at those tires. Let me know how you like them
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I was looking at those tires. Let me know how you like them

Will do. Reviews look pretty good. Manager of my trek shop got them in and was excited to see someone try them out. They have to be quicker than the GR1.
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how long did it take for you to send it to then and then receive it back?
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how long did it take for you to send it to then and then receive it back?
Would be interested to know that too (if he actually went through this process instead of ordering a new left arm w/ PM from 4iiii).

4IIII is much better than Stages too! Battery life 4x longer, warranty 3x longer, etc.
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Old 11-03-23, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by eduskator
Would be interested to know that too (if he actually went through this process instead of ordering a new left arm w/ PM from 4iiii).

4IIII is much better than Stages too! Battery life 4x longer, warranty 3x longer, etc.
I assumed it was sent in, based on it looking really nice, but not quite brand new.
I looked at sending a Praxis crank arm in a couple years ago and ultimately couldnt justify it, but it looks like the cost has dropped and its pretty enticing right now.
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Too bad I got mine a few weeks before their 3+ went out (you can enable GPS using Apple's ''track my'' feature which is a great theft protection)...
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how long did it take for you to send it to then and then receive it back?
I didn’t do that. I bought it outright and then will send in my crank arm for a $40 rebate. Got 15% off the purchase as well.
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Old 11-05-23, 11:40 AM
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3TTT Mutant traditionnal stem and bar for the Trek Alpha2300SL

3TTT Mutant Ahead stem and bar for the Cannondale

The Mutant was one ofthe best products made by 3T alongwith the Forge ahead stem, all my aluminium bikes will have 3TTT stems and bars.

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Since I bought the crank with the built in power meter and watching a couple of videos on Shimano crank removal, had to buy a dust cap removal tool as well as a pair of risers for the aerobars so I can regain access to the bar tops.
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