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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5875 on: March 02, 2021, 09:46:18 pm »
Cycling adjacent but I've ordered a pump up weed/water sprayer thingy for bike cleaning.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5876 on: March 05, 2021, 02:27:41 pm »
I caved.

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5877 on: March 19, 2021, 12:31:03 am »
Oooh, what?

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5878 on: March 22, 2021, 10:39:46 am »
I got the Assioma Duos but I might have to do the SPD hack as I'm really struggling with 3-bolt cleats.  ::-) :-[
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5879 on: March 22, 2021, 04:18:49 pm »
Handlebars for the Pino.

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5880 on: March 24, 2021, 07:26:21 am »
I got the Assioma Duos but I might have to do the SPD hack as I'm really struggling with 3-bolt cleats.  ::-) :-[

I can definitely recommend the SPD hack. Can't remember which X-Pedo (such a bad name) pedals I fitted, but I needed to use the threadlock trick to make sure they were in the correct position. Other than that, it was pretty painless and everything seems to work really well.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5881 on: March 24, 2021, 08:09:51 am »
Hmm - did not know about the SPD hack.

https://gplama.com/2019/12/11/favero-assioma-xpedo-spd-hack-gravel-power/

That will be very handy if I end up with a square taper crank...

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5882 on: March 24, 2021, 09:34:08 am »
Apparently the original pedals that were used for the hack are no longer (readily) available so gplama did an update:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGz36c1yx-Q

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5883 on: March 24, 2021, 11:30:18 am »
there are now garmin rally pedals, compatible with shimano road and mtb cleats. how good they are - time will tell, but it's a welcome option for many (provided they work as they should).

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5884 on: March 24, 2021, 01:30:27 pm »
Just arrived from Italy a new De Marchi heritage jersey



https://www.demarchi.com/en/product.php?ID=108&IDXCOL=0

I hope they don’t mind me linking their image as advertising. Special offer email on Saturday, ordered and arrived today.

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5885 on: March 24, 2021, 08:59:34 pm »
There's also the SRM SPD power meter if you wanted to pay £300 more!

I hadn't seen the SPD hack, interesting.  Did you want the pedals so you could switch them between bikes?  Otherwise the Quark and Power2Max/FSA options cost similar money and let you use whatever pedals you like?

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5886 on: March 29, 2021, 02:28:00 pm »
A Minoura Swing Grip, so that I can use my Garmin and handlebar bag at the same time (only a month to go until, fingers crossed, I can do some camping!).

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5887 on: April 26, 2021, 06:48:10 pm »
Some lightly-used M323 pedals for nostalgia's sake.  They are so lightly used that the bearings still have that Shimano entry-level toothy feel that takes 100 miles of riding to smooth out, and the seals (usually long gone) are supple and uncracked.

My TL-PD33 is useless on these but, given that they seem to have done mere tens of miles, I just purged them with fresh grease using the common trick of filling the end of the pedal and the dustcap, then pushing the dustcap on.  After about five rounds of this, fresh Phil Wood grease spewed from the crank end.  There was no evidence of factory grease, which probably evaporated last century.
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