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Title: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alan on January 08, 2009, 04:16:38 pm
An elastic cargo net for rear panniers
A Montane Featherlite windproof in YELLOW
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ariadne on January 08, 2009, 04:25:15 pm
A new pair of warm longs, and some nikwax for my rain jacket - both just arrived in a happy Wiggle parcel.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ariadne on January 08, 2009, 04:25:43 pm
And cargo nets are great - I couldn't cope without mine!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nuttycyclist on January 08, 2009, 04:45:30 pm
some lights (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=13437.0)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris S on January 08, 2009, 04:48:49 pm
 A can of GT85 and a 4.99 Bike Computer for the turbo trainer bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on January 08, 2009, 05:55:48 pm
Some disc pads for the trike 'cos I had a Wiggle voucher to use.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LEE on January 08, 2009, 06:02:39 pm
some spokes (6x)

Edit.  I broke my first spoke after approx 42 years of cycling
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alan on January 08, 2009, 06:28:59 pm
some spokes (6x)

Edit.  I broke my first spoke after approx 42 years of cycling

Try harder in future ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nobby on January 08, 2009, 06:42:40 pm
some spokes (6x)

Edit.  I broke my first spoke after approx 42 years of cycling

They must have been good quality to last that long.  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Pingu on January 08, 2009, 06:51:12 pm
A chain for the Pompino, some spokes for the dynohub wheelbuild and some tyre boots arrived today from Parker (courtesy of Mrs P  :thumbsup: ).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on January 08, 2009, 07:13:28 pm
Yes; mudguards, a rack, some panniers, two bike computers, a Bar-X-tender, a bottom bracket tool, a headset press, a mud-flap, a pair of pedals, a fondue set, and a cuddly toy.  Variously from Wiggle, SJS, ChainReaction, and Arkel.

(The last two items were a lie).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gandalf on January 09, 2009, 08:20:53 am
I bought a set of those back up lights with the elastic loop on them for 2.99 the pair including batteries..... in the petrol station where the powers that be have decreed I buy diesel for the van.  Bit of a bargain I thought.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: David Martin on January 09, 2009, 10:28:05 am
A pair of Pro3 Grip. When fixing my flat yesterday I decided that a square profile and being  this >< far from running on the casing was a good enough reason to replace them..

..d
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Snakehips on January 09, 2009, 10:35:05 am
No I haven't  sadly , but threads like this make me want to go out and buy something!

What'll it be I wonder?

(http://www.yudu.com/item_files/28169/52eadfed3/regards.jpg)(http://www.yudu.com/item_files/28170/346c719a5/from.jpg)(http://www.yudu.com/item_files/28171/5eb32df38/snakehips.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on January 09, 2009, 10:42:18 am
My Christmas present to myself.

Garmin Forerunner 405.

OK, so it's for running mainly, but it'll also be used to log position/HR on training rides to see how my quest for fitness is going.

Should be delivered on Saturday morning. Off to Richmond Park in the afternoon.

:) :) :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on January 09, 2009, 11:07:51 am
I bought a wicker basket for me Pashley postie bike. Got fed up with the awful clanking sound things in the standard plastic basket made...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ariadne on January 09, 2009, 04:01:55 pm
Oh dear - I really shouldn't have, but I just ordered a softshell jacket from EBC. It was in the sale! But still not cheap...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Regulator on January 09, 2009, 04:02:38 pm
I have been banned from buying any more cycling stuff until I get a new job...  :'(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ariadne on January 09, 2009, 04:04:25 pm
I should be doing the same - my contract will probably be extended in April, but if not... crumbs. I suppose I'll have more time for cycling in my nice new gear!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: orienteer on January 09, 2009, 05:17:21 pm
A pair of s/hand Ergon grips from the CTC forum. Now fitted to the S-bars of my Brompton, after moving the gear selectors and brake levers in as far as they'd go. Also managed to refit the Zefal bar-end mirror, from the same source a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ariadne on January 09, 2009, 05:46:19 pm
Well, there's no sign of a recession in this thread! Spendaholics.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: toontra on January 09, 2009, 05:55:51 pm
A small Carry Freedom y-frame trailer from Chain Reaction cause they're only £128 at the moment (£50 off RRP and £40 cheaper than anywhere else I can see)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alan on January 09, 2009, 06:10:25 pm
Well, there's no sign of a recession in this thread! Spendaholics.

There are no pockets in shrouds.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ariadne on January 09, 2009, 07:22:38 pm
Very true. Mind you, I'm hoping it'll be a wee while till I need one of those. And even then I'll want a flattering, wicking one.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Regulator on January 09, 2009, 07:30:41 pm
Very true. Mind you, I'm hoping it'll be a wee while till I need one of those. And even then I'll want a flattering, wicking one.

I'm sure Rapha does a nice one, in a tweed.  Only £2,999.00 + VAT.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alan on January 09, 2009, 07:54:48 pm
Very true. Mind you, I'm hoping it'll be a wee while till I need one of those.

Quite so,,,we all hope for a full innings.
My philosophy results from a sudden & unexpected hospital visit  several years ago involving time on the neurology & cardiac wards.
It frightened the sh$t out of me & when discharged I took the view that I'd finished waiting for anything I wanted that is within financial reach.The future is promised to no-one.
Live long & prosper :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: oncemore on January 09, 2009, 08:22:09 pm
Tyres and tubes for my newly built fixed (IRO pewter colour LF hubs with NOS red Mavic MA3s) wheels yesterday and a new sprocket for the same today. Makes the "spare" hoops more expensive than the rest of the bike (Langster) put together....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: asterix on January 09, 2009, 09:13:02 pm
Yes a front lamp bracket.   Only to ease the recession of course.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on January 09, 2009, 09:25:16 pm
Some bib tights. DHB, so not that expensive  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Snakehips on January 10, 2009, 11:25:58 am
I have bought lots of cake and biscuits half price from Sainsbury's

(http://www.yudu.com/item_files/28169/52eadfed3/regards.jpg)(http://www.yudu.com/item_files/28170/346c719a5/from.jpg)(http://www.yudu.com/item_files/28171/5eb32df38/snakehips.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gandalf on January 10, 2009, 11:54:09 am
Didn't buy it today but it only arrived this morning...Chrome Mini Metro messenger bag.  Way too cool for me  8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on January 16, 2009, 12:57:41 pm
A 19T EAI 1/8" steel sprocket.

Thar be hills....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: токамак on January 16, 2009, 01:13:39 pm
Nothing today, but tomorrow will see me £500 lighter after I pick up the Campag Chorus (2008) gear that's going onto my new racing bike!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on January 16, 2009, 02:09:58 pm
A 19T EAI 1/8" steel sprocket.

Bzzzt. Out of stock. Oh well.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on January 16, 2009, 02:30:43 pm
A 19T EAI 1/8" steel sprocket.

Thar be hills....

A 20t Andel 3/32" sprocket

Thar be hills (and wind)

(+ a taigra long arm derailleur - thar be even bigger hills - and a set of M520 pedals)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on January 16, 2009, 02:32:37 pm
I bought Wales.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alan on January 16, 2009, 04:39:03 pm
I bought Wales.
As in Prince of....?
your majesty???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alan on January 16, 2009, 04:39:39 pm
& did you get the princess of same?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LEE on January 16, 2009, 04:43:07 pm
Inner Tubes. 

Is there anything more mundane to buy than inner tubes?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on January 16, 2009, 04:43:13 pm
 ;D

Tracklogs.  :thumbsup:

Also Chain Reaction let me down badly with some bib-tights I wanted for tomorrow. They only despatched them today. Whatever happened to same day despatch?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on January 20, 2010, 07:23:40 pm
A further pair of spd's for the trike.I need the benefit of the upstroke pull on the hills hereabouts because I don't want to change the sprocket to an easy tooth size.This upstroke power can't be well developed using the currently fitted toe clips & straps.
Hopefully I will be posting in the fettling thread tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on January 20, 2010, 07:25:26 pm
My Speedplay cleats arrived from Wiggle today.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: border-rider on January 20, 2010, 07:26:57 pm
New forks
Tri bars
Front & rear mechs for when I get round to fettling trike#2 to usability
4 pairs of brake blocks
New chest strap for my HRM

I did have a fistful of Wiggle vouchers, and they're offering £20 off per £100 at the mo.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clifftaylor on January 20, 2010, 07:35:21 pm
A pair of Conti GP 4 Season tyres (23mm). Bloody lovely.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nightrider on January 20, 2010, 07:54:10 pm
Leather bar tape,£34  :oJust had my Mercian painted Green.Got a Brooks swift in honey,I just had to have that leather bar tape!Bike looks great.Thanks Spa cycles.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on January 20, 2010, 08:10:14 pm
I got some Saris Bike Trac vertical racks from Wiggle in the post.

I feel that some holes in the wall are about to occur. ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gandalf on January 21, 2010, 04:16:42 pm
Got some Locklaces for £2.95.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: simonp on January 21, 2010, 05:36:55 pm
A load of rear lights.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DaveJ on January 21, 2010, 11:15:23 pm
Some Shimano R160 shoes (http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/road-cycling-shoes/shimano-r160-shoes.html).  A carbon road shoe for under £70  :)

Dave

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: SpaceBadger on January 21, 2010, 11:27:10 pm
Some Shimano R160 shoes (http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/road-cycling-shoes/shimano-r160-shoes.html).  A carbon road shoe for under £70  :)

Dave



Not in my size. Arse  :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: simonp on January 22, 2010, 12:16:53 am
Some Shimano R160 shoes (http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/road-cycling-shoes/shimano-r160-shoes.html).  A carbon road shoe for under £70  :)

Dave



Not in my size. Arse  :(

I'm not surprised.  That would presumably be quite a large shoe.

IGMC.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: robgul on January 23, 2010, 04:01:15 pm
I went to the LBS (by car) to get a spoke replaced and the wheel trued .... Paul found a crack in the rim .... I came out with a new pair of wheels (OK, not so bad - the old front will be used on a project)

Started to fit tyres to them and realised that the rims were so deep that I needed tubes with longer valve stems .... back to the other LBS (on foot) and bought 4 tubes (2 on, 2 spares in the saddle-pouch)

... and all I wanted was a spoke  :'(

Rob
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on January 23, 2010, 05:07:53 pm
 ;D ;D
BTDTGTTS
I once went to my lbs for 2x20" inner tubes & came out with a complete carbon frame Trek.
Got no inner tubes though ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nextSibling on January 23, 2010, 07:55:54 pm
One of these (http://www.velo-orange.com/vogrcrusepol.html) - an attempt to move my Brooks a little further back on the rando-bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on February 25, 2010, 01:59:25 pm
2x SV 17 Schwalbe inner tubes for the trike
3xSV15 Schwalbe inner tubes (Lonstaff,Langster,Trek)
1xpair Spiuk cycle specific shades with photocromatic lenses 8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: border-rider on February 25, 2010, 02:06:09 pm
Mmm

bit of a spending spree. In the last few weeks:

forks
headset
3 rims
saddlebag
front light
2 rear lights
pedals
front & rear mechs (for the trike)
chain
brakes
mudguards
6 sets of brake blocks
leg warmers
most of a bike  from Tewdric :-[
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tewdric on February 25, 2010, 02:08:19 pm
Mmm

bit of a spending spree. In the last few weeks:

forks
headset
3 rims
saddlebag
front light
2 rear lights
pedals
front & rear mechs (for the trike)
chain
brakes
mudguards
6 sets of brake blocks
leg warmers
most of a bike  from Tewdric :-[


Ah yes but it's health and safety budget innit?  No authority required and pretty much unlimited!  O:-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on February 25, 2010, 02:09:49 pm
I just received a couple of tops from Cotswold Camping, a Sprayway Polartec 100 fleece, and Montane Dragonfly Baselayer shirt which were on sale at roughly half price.  They'll get used as cycling tops, and in fact may see use on the FNRttC tomorrow.

I also bought four sets of brake blocks from an LBS, to replace the one pair which has already worn out, and one which I expect to wear out soon (although I last replaced both at the start of January!)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on February 25, 2010, 02:16:29 pm


Ah yes but it's health and safety budget innit?  No authority required and pretty much unlimited!  O:-)

I was going to suggest this as POTD but on further consideration believe it to be an all-time classic deserving of being geneticaly imprinted into all cyclists at the moment of being conceived.( & their wives,girlfriends,partners,parents,mistresse,brothers,sisters etc. etc.)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: токамак on February 25, 2010, 02:32:33 pm
I'm having a bit of a spendy bonanza at the moment. In fact, thinking about it, it's more of a never ending process, but anyway... just received Shimano SIS gear cable and brake set for my commuting tourer, and also a new pair of overshoes (Endura, neoprene) as a zip gave up two years into the previous pair. This is fairly standard annual maintenance spend, but I've also now embarked on Project Time Trial Bike 2010!

Purchased so far: Thomson X2 Elite 70mm stem, Pro Synop Hydroform time trial bar and Cane Creak 200TT bar end brake levers.

In the pipeline: Campag 10 speed bar end shifters and Alpina Wing TT aero carbon seatpillar / forks. The killer blow is going to be the wheels - Zipp 1080 tublar rear and 404 tubular front, ouch! :o 8) In a bid to reign in the spending for now I'll be using the chainset and mechs from the current road bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 06, 2010, 03:32:17 pm
Just got back from Islabikes.Granddaughter has had a 26 Bienn in bright red She is currntly wearing the biggest  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on March 06, 2010, 04:01:36 pm
erm  a Brommie :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on March 06, 2010, 05:48:13 pm
Just got back from Islabikes.Granddaughter has had a 26 Bienn in bright red She is currntly wearing the biggest  ;D
Fantastic :thumbsup: Lucky girl :).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on March 06, 2010, 06:10:02 pm
Yay!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: robgul on March 06, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
The Garden Centre, yep THE GARDEN CENTRE, was knocking out TOG24 base-layers for £9 - bought an XXL for me and couldn't resist a 2-3 year-old one for my grandson ... we're waiting for him to get to a 17" inside leg so he can ride his Pashley Pickle trike - at least he'll be warm and wicking that sweat away   :)

Rob
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 06, 2010, 07:01:28 pm
A Krylion Carbon arrived in the post this morning.

Returning from the veg store, my freehub became extra free in both directions :(

I know what I'll be doing tomorrow, now.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: agagisgroovy on March 06, 2010, 09:02:16 pm
A wetsuit - for those very wet rides.  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Polar Bear on March 06, 2010, 09:05:19 pm
A wetsuit - for those very wet rides.  ;D

Holidaying on the west coast of Scotland again this year per chance?   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on March 06, 2010, 09:12:54 pm
I bought a bike lock for £40. Cripes, they've gone expensive!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Naggers on March 08, 2010, 09:53:12 am
A new pair of 2010 Bontrager Race X Lites  :thumbsup:

I only needed a rear wheel but you know how it is.

Actually, I only really needed a freehub but you know how it is.

Two people have already said I could have bought a Car for that money  :P

 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on March 08, 2010, 10:00:51 am
One of these
   Altura Urban Dryline 17 Inch Briefcase Pannier Only £61.65
 (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Altura_Urban_Dryline_17_Inch_Briefcase_Pannier/5360029305/)

It's long been a want, never quite made it to the 'need' category.  But with the extra discount at Wiggle and the fact that that bags like these tend to be discontinued whenever I get serious about buying one I couldn't resist.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on March 08, 2010, 10:11:37 am
I bought three saddles in Wilkos for £6.99 each. Thus I don't keep having to swap saddles on and off the tandem when I try to get something else running.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 08, 2010, 12:00:37 pm
^^^^^
could you not have done that the other Friday while you were there? ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DuncanM on March 08, 2010, 01:28:44 pm
I tried to buy some new lights from JE James yesterday.
Frustratingly their website won't allow me to update my credit card details or my address - I would have to register for a new account to get them to deliver to my current address.  But I can't do that with the same email address. Grrrrrrrrr.  >:(

I emailed asking for them to call me so I can change their data and buy stuff.  They haven't so far.  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 08, 2010, 01:29:28 pm
LBS is your friend?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DuncanM on March 08, 2010, 01:55:31 pm
Sadly my LBS doesn't sell the lights I want, and certainly not at 60% off...  I am a fully paid up member and go there for pretty much anything they do sell.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on March 08, 2010, 02:00:00 pm
I'm ill at home today and can't move more than five paces away from a toilet.  :sick:

However, my mouse hand is fully operational:

So far I've bought a spoke ruler, some rack stays and a SnapOn 15mm spanner via the interweb.

Daytime TV would be cheaper than this damn PC.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on March 08, 2010, 02:47:09 pm
Unplug the mouse and throw it 6 paces away from the toilet.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on March 08, 2010, 04:39:41 pm
Edge 705 and PowerTap SL Plus wheel.

Might prompt me to get off my arse and use it (when it arrives...).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on March 08, 2010, 04:46:16 pm
2 puncture repair kits from poundland.

Spent about 10 seconds stood there looking at them trying to work out how much they were...... :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moloko on March 08, 2010, 05:12:37 pm
Single chainring bolts to fit a Campagnolo Daytona chainset to replace the heavy steel one.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Auntie Helen on March 09, 2010, 02:22:28 pm
Loadsa stuff. Yesterday on Wiggle's 15% off day.

Padded undershorts for Uncle James
Summer oil
Immobilise thingie for Uncle James
4 marathon tyres for my trike
Bottle cage for my trike

Still to buy:
Another set of cleats
3 chains for my trike
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 09, 2010, 03:53:09 pm
Not today despite going into a new bike shop in Audlem doing most things from allthebells&whistles bling to things with wicker baskets on the front.Absence of wallet/credit cards/cheque book was a good thing ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on March 09, 2010, 04:22:21 pm
Just a new chainring for the Kaffenback.  I got the 15% discount on Wiggle, but whoopy do, I get 12% anyway as a Platinum customer, so it saved me 60p extra!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: David Martin on March 09, 2010, 10:34:25 pm
A tyre. Michelin Kyrilliion Carbon. in grey and 25mm.

This will replace the rubberless thingy on the back of the winter bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on March 09, 2010, 11:38:34 pm
New cheap bottom bracket for Mrs B's MTB. A BB tool because I can't remember who I lent the other one to. :(  Parker International had very good deals on both. Some cable end caps to put the price over £20 & qualify for free postage, & because I need some & it's never worth buying 'em on their own.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DuncanM on March 10, 2010, 10:43:15 am
Bright (back) light.  Together with semi bright front light.
RSP Night Sabre 1W Front/Astrum Super Bright Twin 1/2W Rear (http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/rsp-night-sabre-1w-front-astrum-super-bright-twin-1-2w-rear-id54230.html)
:)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: RJ on March 11, 2010, 09:40:58 pm
New gloves*, as my old full-fingered gloves** are full-fingered no longer and my winter gloves*** are too warm now that spring seems to be peeping round the corner.

* - BG Equinox 2
** - BG Equinox
*** - BG Radiant
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on March 12, 2010, 07:06:23 pm
Took delivery today of patches and tyre levers as I've got through too many of both this year.
Also a new stem and tape to go with the new bars which are still to come.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moloko on March 12, 2010, 07:09:20 pm
Silk glove liners.

*sigh* Ahhhh, glove.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on March 12, 2010, 08:58:32 pm
Ordered a shiny silver double fixed hub from On-One (£15) and a Rigida Sputnik rim from Parker (£17). Good price for the makings of a nice wheel.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Marco Stefano on March 13, 2010, 09:05:33 am
Just about to go out with newly-14-year-old-skinny-grump-with-his-jeans-hanging-off to buy a new park/street BMX bike.

A snip at only £499.99.  :o

He won't be grumpy then, though. And you have to support a chosen sporting-type activity, don't you? It's even sort of like cycling... And we get away from pointless fettling destruction directed by mates. ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on March 19, 2010, 12:30:24 pm
1 x Carradice Bagman Quick Release Sport Saddle Bag Support
1 x Craft Cool Mesh Superlight Sleeveless Base Layer Small White
1 x Topeak Aero Wedge Clip On Large Saddle Bag -

The plastic clip on my topeak bag snapped off recently, it had probably become brittle due to the cold over the winter  :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moloko on March 19, 2010, 01:35:29 pm

Park Tool TL-5 tyre levers. They must weigh almost a pound a piece.

Marathon pluses, you're my wife now.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on March 19, 2010, 05:14:44 pm
Now the sun is coming out I've just bought a new pair of shorts :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: simonp on March 19, 2010, 05:20:29 pm
A load of Rapha kit. Now I'm broke.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Manotea on March 19, 2010, 05:40:28 pm
Now the sun is coming out I've just bought a new pair of shorts :)

Glorious yesterday but raining today and over the weekend. Everybody, blame Jord.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on March 19, 2010, 06:53:58 pm
I bought some rims from SJS earlier in the week and somehow failed to get them delivered to work.

So I'll have to trek to the parcel place tomorrow instead of doing the canal ride I'd organised.

Idiot.  :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: longers on March 19, 2010, 07:20:40 pm
I treat myself to some new shoes from the LBS this afternoon and then spent an hour in the sunshine sticking Solas tape to them. I'm not a bling kind of person - I think - but do like shiny shoes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 19, 2010, 07:24:40 pm
Another one of those Abus "cafe" combination locks.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on March 19, 2010, 09:19:45 pm
Quote
Glorious yesterday but raining today and over the weekend. Everybody, blame Jord.

 :-[
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: longers on March 19, 2010, 09:33:15 pm
^ Forecast is good for sunday but I don't want to wear new shoes on a "club" run. Especially shiny ones.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on March 19, 2010, 09:37:08 pm
Took delivery today of patches and tyre levers as I've got through too many of both this year.
Also a new stem and tape to go with the new bars which are still to come.

...and now the bars are here  :thumbsup: (FSA omega compact, nothing too shiny). I wonder how badly wrong swapping them can go?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Androcles on March 19, 2010, 09:50:16 pm
Did what I should have done before Christmas and ordered a Campag C9 chain to replace my old Campag C9 chain which was very tolerant to being broken and remade using my chain tool.  The replacement Sachs item didn't take kindly to this and snapped this week.

While I was at it I ordered a pair of Krylions to replace the ~6000 mile Gatorskins which have seen better days.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 28, 2010, 05:51:03 pm
Workstand
Velo 5 computer
cable inners

Courtesy of early B'day :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gandalf on March 28, 2010, 06:53:04 pm
Same here, the Birthday I mean, not the gear.

Park CT3
Carradice Prima Maxi
Park Cable cutters   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moloko on March 29, 2010, 10:35:51 am
I've designed another casual cycling T-shirt that nods towards a blockbuster movie.

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/SgtBikeo/20567223v2_480x480_Front_Color-Blac.jpg)
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Post by: clarion on March 29, 2010, 10:50:55 am
;D  Good one.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moloko on March 29, 2010, 11:06:20 am


Don't look Ethel...

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/SgtBikeo/clarion.jpg)


Too late, she looked.   :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on March 29, 2010, 11:09:03 am
They call me The Streak. ;)

But I could maybe cover part of myself with that t-shirt ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on March 29, 2010, 01:13:03 pm
2 x Foska blue Great Britain water bottles  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moloko on March 29, 2010, 01:17:02 pm
2 x Foska blue Great Britain water bottles  ::-)

Acclimatising.   ;D  (if anyone asks, just say they belong to the wife)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: onb on March 29, 2010, 02:25:51 pm
A  bontranger seat post from another place.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on March 30, 2010, 12:37:57 pm
Recently bought:
Personal Best the autobiography of Beryl Burton  :thumbsup:
Shimano R600 Ultegra Body Cover, should have been dura ace but they are getting very hard to find.
Assos Prosline Roubaix Legwarmer 2010, to replace the ones I put a hole in when falling off on Saturday  :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on March 30, 2010, 01:44:23 pm
Delivery from wiggle of a Park Hollowtech2 tool and some finishline wet. Muc-off chain doctor refill not delivered :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on March 30, 2010, 03:54:29 pm
A nice eclectic order from Wiggle;

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: asterix on March 30, 2010, 05:46:28 pm
2 prs Endura shorts

It will be summer soon, won't it?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on March 30, 2010, 10:24:09 pm
9 OS Landranger maps: 50p a shot at the local library :thumbsup:

OK, they're nearly 25 years old, but they'll mostly still be relevant, especially in the bits of Scotland and Wales which are about all that remained.  There was nothing within 100 miles of Darlo.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nmcgann on March 30, 2010, 10:35:11 pm
Yet more Assos minty a*se lard...
A fork steerer tube cutting guide.
A grease gun nozzle.
A 3-15nm torque wrench (big tool pwn treat  :thumbsup:)
A bottle of muc-off.

(this reminds me of the conveyor belt round from a certain old game show  ;) )
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on March 30, 2010, 11:50:45 pm
(this reminds me of the conveyor belt round from a certain old game show  ;) )

Cuddly Toy
Fondue Set ... ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on March 31, 2010, 08:10:09 am
Bought 3 bottles of Muc-off from Halfrauds, not that I have a particularly filthy fleet, but they were reduced to 6.99 a bottle, AND are 3 for 2. BONUS!!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Torslanda on April 02, 2010, 03:37:05 pm
Since falling 'under the influence' of my mountain biking, *bay splurging, Marzocchi fork collecting, Hope Engineering nutcase colleague I've been spending WAY too much time on tinternet and, as a quincequonce, way, WAY, WAY too much on bike bitz.

Last month I got: 3 chainsets, bars 'n stem. Wheels, cassettes, grips, and (most shamefully of all) a Fox RL shock  ::-)

Not to mention a splurge at Screwfix for M5 & M6 cap screws in A2 stainless

<stands up awkwardly>

'My name's John and I'm a Mountain Biker . . .'

</stands up awkwardly>

HHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on April 02, 2010, 04:17:29 pm
Brompton book.   ( does that count?)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on April 02, 2010, 07:46:01 pm
New pedals, because the old ones were clicking a bit.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 03, 2010, 09:38:53 pm
I didn't buy it today, but it arrived, an M:Part CO2 inflator.

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/M-Part-InflatorUnit.png)

Simon gave me one, and a heap of cartridges, to carry and use on the last FNRttC, and it worked a treat.  It's dead simple, but also screws on to both the cartridge and the valve, which I like.  I intensely dislike things that rely on a push fit, which invariably doesn't bloody well work when you most need it too.

It's small, lightweight, and does what it says on the box. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MSeries on April 03, 2010, 09:49:22 pm
That's this set ?

Truflo Micro Co2 Pump (&pound;9.99) (http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=11456&f_FullProductVersion=1&f_SupersetQRY=C251&f_SortOrderID=1&f_bct=c003154c003146c003268)

you'd recommend it then ?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 03, 2010, 10:29:38 pm
That looks the same.

To be fair, I haven't used any others, but this one worked pretty well.

It's not complex, but it worked as intended.  It comes with a couple of 16g cartridges, but Simon gave me some 25g ones, which were each more than enough for a road tyre (it probably filled 1½ tyres per cartridge).

The 16g ones, which seem to be more easily available, are meant to be OK for a single road tyre (120psi) or MTB tyre (40psi).

(I paid about 70p each for a heap of cartridges, only not from a bicycle supplier!)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on April 05, 2010, 10:18:39 am
Dawes Discovery 101 needed new BB so
New crank Shimano LX 48-36-26 170mm with external BB.
New pedals Time Z Freeride (old ones were knackered)
New chain and seven speed cassette.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: geraldc on April 05, 2010, 10:27:32 am
FSA SL K Carbon seatpost 31.6mm
Shimano Road Front Derailleur Braze On Clamp - 34.9mm

Finally getting round to ordering bits to enable me to get my soot bike working. I've had the frame sitting in my garage for 6 months already  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: peliroja on April 05, 2010, 06:48:31 pm
1 pair Assos.
Sealskin socks for Woolly.
Brake blocks.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Polar Bear on April 05, 2010, 06:50:53 pm
Tyres and chains for Stoker's machines.

A 9 speed 13-28 Campag Veloce cassette for me. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on April 06, 2010, 02:08:35 pm
PowerTap SL+ hub and Garmin Edge 705.

Small but very expensive box from Wiggle has just been dropped off.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 07, 2010, 12:44:30 am
I just ordered a Tortec Expedition Rear Rack.  I quite fancied the Tubus Cosmo, but at three times the price of the Tortec, it seems a little on the steep side. :-\

I've bought Tortec racks in the past, and they seem to be OK.  The black ones don't stay black, they go a sort of dark bronze, but I can live with that.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on April 07, 2010, 10:29:42 am
After breaking my 15 year old Shimano BB tool I bought a new one Tacx TT4415.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on April 07, 2010, 10:37:31 am
Powerlinks!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 10, 2010, 05:09:25 pm
(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Vince_thumb400.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Vince.jpg)

I went down to Decathlon and bought n+2 (n+1 is underway, this one has overtaken it!).  It's really not a bad bike for £70.  I was going to cycle home with it (about 12 miles), but the gearing is so low, you spin out at something like 15mph!  In the end I cycled the 3 to 4 miles to London Bridge Station, and got a train to East Croydon.

I actually bought it to use as a snow bike, and outside the shop I took the original pedals off and replaced them with some cheapo Decathlon SPD clones (thereby saving myself the £3.95 they would have charged to do this 30 second job).

By the time I've put some studded tyres on, it'll be worth more than twice the original cost!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JohnP on April 10, 2010, 05:42:22 pm
A pair of 26" x 1.5" Bontrager Hard Case tyres for my Scott and a spare folding Bontrager 700 x 25 in a rather fetching red and black for the Trek. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on April 19, 2010, 03:36:18 pm
Shimano Ultegra SL Pedals 6700.  I can finally get my TCR back on the road  :)
Carradice Bagman sport qr.  To use on our lejog ride in June.
Samsung ES63 Digital Camera.  To take some lejog photos. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on April 19, 2010, 04:50:09 pm
Full Ultegra chainset ready for a new season  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hatler on April 19, 2010, 04:58:23 pm
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !!

An Islabikes Beinn 26" small.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rdaviesb on April 19, 2010, 05:00:34 pm
Full Ultegra chainset ready for a new season  ;)

More effective than half a chainset?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on April 19, 2010, 05:04:39 pm
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !!

An Islabikes Beinn 26" small.

Cool 8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimC on April 19, 2010, 06:19:45 pm
N+1:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/204.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on April 19, 2010, 09:12:14 pm
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !!

An Islabikes Beinn 26" small.
Fantastic :D

My nephew will tell you (and anyone else that gets in earshot) that Islabikes make THE BEST bikes of all :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hatler on April 20, 2010, 05:08:15 am
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !!

An Islabikes Beinn 26" small.
Fantastic :D

My nephew will tell you (and anyone else that gets in earshot) that Islabikes make THE BEST bikes of all :thumbsup:

As will mini-hatler who has just about outgrown his Beinn 20.

There really was little decision making involved.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on April 20, 2010, 09:45:19 am
3 chains and a new cassette bought last week under Mr P's expert guidance. Then installed by Mr P for a pint or so, so I might get back on 2 wheels...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on April 20, 2010, 09:49:06 am
I went  on a bit of a spree last week :)

Some shorts from Ground Effect (which appear to be another casualty of the dust :() plus new helmet and shoes from Decathlon.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on April 20, 2010, 10:09:10 am
Today I bought a 2009 Wilier Izoard Centaur for £88.13 from CycleScheme UK.

:)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on April 23, 2010, 11:50:07 am
Garmin GSC10 speed/cadence sensor for the geared audax bike (so I can swap over the PowerTap wheel).
Pair of cheeky little Knog LED lights to make sure I'm not caught out after dark on the Wilier.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Smegmeister on April 24, 2010, 12:35:26 pm
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130383976453&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

my new toy.. with a special paint job.... will post pic once finished.. nee naw
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on April 24, 2010, 02:39:55 pm
A birthday present for the girlfriend http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail.php?id=A_Womens_Conti_Blue (http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail.php?id=A_Womens_Conti_Blue)

Excellent service from Shutt.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 24, 2010, 02:44:57 pm
A whole new bike!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 24, 2010, 02:59:08 pm
Some socks!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Karla on April 24, 2010, 05:44:47 pm
A bandana.  A friend and I are doing Ventoux in June, we've agreed that he's Armstrong, I'm Pantani.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on April 24, 2010, 05:45:15 pm
A whole new bike!

Yay!!!  n+1 rules   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Pippa on April 24, 2010, 07:46:26 pm
Today I bought a Brompton  :D

And some new sidis (not for me). And some minty bum cream. And some lights. And some other stuff.

Thank you Cyclescheme  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: kyuss on April 26, 2010, 11:25:10 pm
My new Oakley Jawbones arrived this morning.  :thumbsup:  They're lovely.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on April 26, 2010, 11:47:35 pm
Jersey http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail.php?id=A_Mens_Sportive (http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail.php?id=A_Mens_Sportive) 15% off with CW15 voucher.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 27, 2010, 08:31:42 pm
A single speed Truvativ chainset, and Isis bottom bracket to go with that (and hopefully I've got the chainline right!) to go on n+1.

... and a pair of shorts, which may or may not be used with that chainset.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rogerzilla on April 27, 2010, 08:33:10 pm
Some unbranded Sugino XD cranks from Spa Cycles.  Twenty quid.  They're supposed to be double, not triple, so they should give a 44mm chainline with the 103mm bottom bracket for my SEEKRIT PROJECT.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TheLurker on April 28, 2010, 07:59:45 am
A shiny new Tiagra 12-25 cassette has landed on my desk since I went home last night.  Huzzay.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on April 28, 2010, 10:35:12 pm
A new fork (Kona P2) and a brake caliper and rotor (Avid BB7) for the old MTB.
The project is complete and pictures will follow.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 28, 2010, 11:08:15 pm
I may own an iten of clothing containing lycra.  You have been warned...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on April 28, 2010, 11:10:02 pm
I may own an iten of clothing containing lycra.  You have been warned...
Yay! It's a slippery slope ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: simonp on April 29, 2010, 01:58:07 am
New mitts by endura. Nice.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: kyuss on April 29, 2010, 02:39:15 am
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130383976453&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

my new toy.. with a special paint job.... will post pic once finished.. nee naw

I'll look forward to seeing that built up. I've always liked Santa Cruz. What colour have you got in mind?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hatler on May 05, 2010, 12:27:52 pm
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !!

An Islabikes Beinn 26" small.
It's arrived !

I want one !
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on May 05, 2010, 01:26:23 pm
Garmin GSC10 speed/cadence sensor for the geared audax bike (so I can swap over the PowerTap wheel).
Pair of cheeky little Knog LED lights to make sure I'm not caught out after dark on the Wilier.

Chased up Wiggle, they'd sent it Royal Mail. Got Mrs G to check at the local sorting office and it's been sitting there since the 28th. My postie must have forgotten to put the card through our door.

Minor fettling tonight (time to sort out the Aravis in time for the 200 at the weekend).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alecstilleyedye on May 05, 2010, 02:45:11 pm
some hi 5 and some mars bars, with a weekend tour in mind…
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on May 05, 2010, 02:47:53 pm
A pair of Rubin Pro tyres from Merlin. 2 for £27 and free postage - bargain :) :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Charlotte on May 05, 2010, 02:50:26 pm
A lovely Stronglight Mygal 48T 1/8th chainset for £42 from On One's eBay trading arm, the amusingly named "Priceshaggers"  ::-)

Should go well with my Sturmey Archer S3X  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 05, 2010, 09:25:38 pm
A pair of Zefal strap-on pump pegs for Mrs. jogler's bike
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: onb on May 05, 2010, 09:32:01 pm
Im hoping I have bought a toepeak mini chain tool
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: onb on May 05, 2010, 09:32:56 pm
A pair of Zefal strap-on pump pegs for Mrs. jogler's bike


Strap ons for the missus eh  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: John Henry on May 07, 2010, 08:18:02 pm
Just ordered a Surly LHT frame. (26" wheels). In blue.

Now thinking about what baubles and bangles to decorate it with.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 10, 2010, 12:44:02 pm
I have bought a new saddle.  I may not tell my colleagues how much it cost, as I suspect the reaction would be "but you could buy a whole bike for that in Halfords!"  I shall find out if it was worth it this week!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on May 15, 2010, 12:13:06 pm
Some new summer long finger gloves.
2 x 9sp chains.
My first BBB cassette.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: toekneep on May 15, 2010, 01:23:29 pm
Ortlieb front back and map case. Just fitted it to the Dave Yates at a jaunty angle to clear the STI cables. Thanks to Jogler, who lent me one last year, I had already established that this would work and in practice actually puts the map at the perfect angle for reading.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on May 15, 2010, 01:24:46 pm
Wiggle sent the wrong size and colour gloves.  Good thing really as I don't think even the XL will be big enough and I don't like the closure system on them.  Money back instead or a replacement this time.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: arvid on May 15, 2010, 03:36:49 pm
I bought this:
Cannondale |  LE Jacket (http://www.cannondale.com/gbr/eng/Products/Apparel/Mens/Details/282-9M341-LE-Jacket)
yesterday, because the zipper on my Le Coq Sportif jacket came off. I might let a tailor replace them tough, since except for the zippers, the jacket is fine. And it's not easy to find a jacket with front pockets and no stuff on the back that I will lie on while riding a recumbent.

The Cannondale is substantially heavier (and probably warmer) than my old jacket. It's also 2.5 times more expensive...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on May 15, 2010, 04:17:04 pm
New disc pads
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 17, 2010, 04:41:24 pm
A pair of Ortlieb front rollers (in very fetching dark green) reduced to 50 quid from the corner shop.  For my 8 year old :)  As the chap said, "Well, that'll test the theory that an Ortlieb is a bag for life!"
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: epa611 on May 17, 2010, 08:51:17 pm
A Tortec Ultralight rear rack :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Mobbsy on May 19, 2010, 01:24:16 pm
Zefal rack cargo net and 2 long Blackburn rack stays. Good ol' SJS.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 24, 2010, 07:15:54 pm
A teeny tiny Topeak rack pack (albeit one with sneaky hidden expansion possibilities) for when I don't need to take a set of panniers (full of cake) out with me.  And I'm quite pleased that it was a fiver less at the corner shop than it would have been from either wiggle or crc.

I like my corner shop :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on May 24, 2010, 10:23:26 pm
Magura maintenance kit should allow me to shorten the tubes and add new oil.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 31, 2010, 05:15:58 pm
Not cycling specific per se but these will be very usefull for route finding/following.
Reader's Digest Driver's Atlas of the British Isles.approx 4 miles to the inch
AA 3 Mile Road Atlas

for the princely sum of £1.50(that's one pound fifty pence) for both.

The detail is sufficient to show not only B roads clearly but country lanes,ideal for the type of routes I prefer
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on May 31, 2010, 05:31:52 pm
I didn't know they still did maps on paper...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 31, 2010, 06:22:02 pm
 they did in 1988.
Although motorways & other primary routes will have changed,the byeways that are of interest to me will probably not have done so.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Si_Co on May 31, 2010, 07:22:15 pm
New shoes, pedals and a gilet are now winging their way to north wales courtesy of wiggle  :thumbsup:

Now to phone Mrs S and explain how this represents such good value considering what I COULD have purchased  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on June 01, 2010, 05:14:04 pm
I've resisted for a while, but neither a Charge Spoon nor a Specialized Avatar have been really comfy, so today I ordered my first Brooks.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on June 01, 2010, 07:47:39 pm
Order a cushion.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 01, 2010, 07:48:34 pm
from Brooks
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 01, 2010, 07:59:38 pm
I've resisted for a while, but neither a Charge Spoon nor a Specialized Avatar have been really comfy, so today I ordered my first Brooks.
It's one of those love 'em or hate 'em things.
I love 'em,particularly the Swallow with titanium rails.I went into Longstaffs last Saturday with my son for his benefit & was dissappointed that they didn't have one in stock.It would have been the fifth one (Bev did offer to order one in :thumbsup:) so that each bike,apart from the rarely used tandem & folder,has one fitted.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on June 01, 2010, 08:07:33 pm
A Topeak Bar X-tender to replace a Spacegrip that disintegrated without any input from me.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on June 01, 2010, 08:28:10 pm
Order a cushion.

I'm working on the basis that recommendations for Specialized come have come from people that really haven't liked Brooks. I got round a 200k on the Avatar, without injury but not in comfort. On this basis (alone, and with complete disregard of everyone that says Brooks are great) maybe I will like the Brooks.  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 01, 2010, 08:36:03 pm
I have tried other saddles which were o.k. for 2 or 3 hour rides but for longer rides the Brooks products are excellent & get better with use/age & remain comfortable all day/night long. I started with a B17 & found that narrower was better so moved onto the Swallow(s)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Blade on June 01, 2010, 08:37:52 pm
Tandem rear brake and gear cables and a 'thin' MTB tyre. All for the recumbent project.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on June 01, 2010, 09:16:06 pm
Order a cushion.

I'm working on the basis that recommendations for Specialized come have come from people that really haven't liked Brooks. I got round a 200k on the Avatar, without injury but not in comfort. On this basis (alone, and with complete disregard of everyone that says Brooks are great) maybe I will like the Brooks.  :)

Your logic is impeccable impenetrable ;D

Hope it works for you :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andrewc on June 01, 2010, 09:20:33 pm
I find Specialized kit (shoes, gloves, helmet) to be an excellent fit, and the stuff is well made.   My arse however, has never felt comfortable unless in close proximity to firm English leather....(2 x B17, 2 x Conquest)   :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 17, 2010, 04:34:42 pm
a new pair of Shimano spd's for the trike
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Post by: jogler on June 23, 2010, 07:40:37 pm
Bar tape & gel pads
dry lube
inner tube patches & glue
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on June 23, 2010, 07:53:25 pm
A Charge Spoon saddle. In brown, for some reason I can't quite fathom. ???

I may be buying another Spoon (my Mixer came with one), if I can't adjust the Madison's saddle to my satisfaction.  Pinching me a bit, it is.

Meanwhile, I bought four spare inner tubes, two for each bike.  Nothing flash.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on June 23, 2010, 08:02:54 pm
Inadvertently bought a Chariot Cougar 2 (posh trailer / pram with susppension). My missus sent me the ad and told me to go have a look to see the condition, and to my mind, her saying that it was such a good price that if we bought it we could make a profit on ebay if we didn't use it meant I was meant to buy it if it was in good nick. It was in perfect nick.

So now we have a new trailer. It seems very nice.
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Post by: Butterfly on June 23, 2010, 08:09:53 pm
Cool :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 23, 2010, 09:14:02 pm
Do you have a child to put into said trailer?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on June 23, 2010, 10:58:19 pm
I was out on a 200K perm on Monday and thought i may melt - so a cooler top was in order and apparantly this is one!

http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail.php?id=AAA_Summer_Club (http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail.php?id=AAA_Summer_Club)

I think it looks rather good as well.

And also a pair of Endura mitts.
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Post by: Wascally Weasel on June 23, 2010, 11:06:28 pm
Swissstop green HP brake pads.
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Post by: DrMekon on June 23, 2010, 11:09:56 pm
Two kids.

So far, our kiddie transporting tools have included (in chronological order)

A Croozer 737 (sold because we lived on a busy street and my wife was too fearful to use it)
A WeeRide midmounted childseat (sold because minimekon1 was heavy enough to make the bike steer)
A De FietsFabriek 995 bakfiets (sold because it was really a bit too big for my wife)
A Bakfiets.nl Cargobike Long (mine, and I won't ever sell, utterly brilliant)
A Madsen KG271 (perfect fit for my wife and great handling, but will be sold when mini-mekon2 outgrows it)
A BSP Seine Mummybike - one those stretched Dutchbikes with a windsreen and extended wheelbase for two kids seats (probably around for a good while, as it's a decent utility bike and really nicely put together, and my wife loves it)
A Halfords 2 seat trailer (sold after being used once - that was an expensive bike ride)
A Chariot Cougar 2

I am hoping that is it for a while, albeit we have a Follow-me tandem on order (... and I dream about hooking multiple Kettweisels up for the ultimate family tandem.... and I'd love to try a Circe Helios... and the bakfiets.nl Cargotrike is immense...).

I reckon we could have had a pretty nice MPV for what we've spent already. However, my wiffe can't drive, I hate utility driving, and I'd be a fat bastid if we had access to a car.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 24, 2010, 05:05:38 pm
Mr. Postman today delivered a Brooks B17 narrow which I pur chased from Martin109 of this parish.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gandalf on June 24, 2010, 05:20:45 pm
Just bought a second hand SRAM X7 LH gear shifter. Dopey bollix here broke the clamp on the old one doing it up too tight  :-[
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on June 24, 2010, 05:27:04 pm
I am putting the (expensive) rechargeable AAs into my Hope Vision1 front light and marveling at the brightness. Roll on the dark for a good shine.

Also heard that Polar Bear is sending me a SRAM Dual Drive shifter to solve my knee-knocking problem. Ace, thanks Mike!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 30, 2010, 02:59:52 pm
Not quite.
 Only mrs. jogler's more prudent financial attitude prevented a cash-splash on an electric assist bike for herself.
I would have brought it home with us.
Negotiations are taking place about n-1,n-2,n-3,n-4 :(
Seems that we will be selling some of the fleet soon :'(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 30, 2010, 03:13:22 pm
Bling 1/8" chain from Japan :) for future use.
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Post by: DrMekon on June 30, 2010, 07:23:57 pm
2x 700x30 Marathon Racer tyres to replace my undefeated in >4000miles but worn to the puncture belt Conti Touring Plus
1x Orange Cinelli bar tape to replace the tape that got ripped when my wifes bike dropped on mine
1 set of sh51 cleats to replace the set I kackered by doing them up too tight
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: kevinp on June 30, 2010, 09:21:41 pm
1 new bottom brkt and two cheap chains, next buy will be leg warmers for the coming night rides
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on July 04, 2010, 07:19:54 pm
Bought a Charge Spoon saddle to replace the gonad-threateningly uncomfortable saddle that came with my Madison.  Instantly appreciable difference.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on July 04, 2010, 09:36:01 pm
I just came back from a ride in the rain to find my light cotton trousers had a black bottom from my Brooks saddle.  ::-)

So .. I got on the web and ordered some Ronhill Tracksters in black - only £20 for two pairs from Up&Running too so I'm well chuffed.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on July 05, 2010, 09:59:30 am
Possibly the most appropriatest jerseys in the world!

So far it has managed Seattle to Memphis to Newark. Just hope it passes customs with minimum hassle (and expense to me).

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on July 05, 2010, 11:26:30 pm
OK, it has now gone from Newark to Stansted (good) to Paris (Eh?????)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on July 06, 2010, 04:51:59 pm
An "urban 20" by Juicy Bikes
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on July 06, 2010, 06:57:25 pm
Just bought some chains and cassettes from Triton Cycles and ChainReaction, to make the Kaffenback gearing a bit more reliable.

Since I've been having issues with the position of the replacement chainring, I've also ordered a selection of washers from Stagonset, so obviously I've taken the chance to update my stock of M5 nuts, bolts, and washers.

I also noticed some bar end lights at Triton, so I've bought those to try them out!

(...hells bells, not far off £300 total though. :o)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on July 06, 2010, 07:06:10 pm
Well I started looking for a new pump and ended up with a hydration pack, mini tool and pump.

To be fair it was an all in one set.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on July 07, 2010, 05:09:32 pm
Popped into Condor at lunchtime for the bits and bobs I'll need to fit my spare Cateye computer to my Brompton.

Man, that's some shop. Just as well I didn't have much time to spare or I could easily have ended up spending an awful a lot more money...  :P

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on July 07, 2010, 05:14:18 pm
Possibly the most appropriatest jerseys in the world!

So far it has managed Seattle to Memphis to Newark. Just hope it passes customs with minimum hassle (and expense to me).


They haz arrived!!

Now just need to go home (where they have been delivered).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on July 09, 2010, 11:40:59 am
A slight purchasing accident the other day means that I now have a Cyo to go with the hub dynamo Butterfly got from ebay for my tourer.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on July 09, 2010, 11:44:13 am
Good work - lovely light.

I got a bug in my eye as I was nearing a bike shop, so I bought some £15 Madison Blade glasses. Cheap and cheerful. I had hoped to have blagged some freebies from 3M, but they appear not to have taken the bait.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on July 11, 2010, 06:52:06 am
I bought a Sugino 103mm bottom bracket and, from Tokyobikes, a couple of bells, one of them wooden.
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Post by: DrMekon on July 11, 2010, 08:48:46 am
A 135 mm, 17 deg stem so I can play with my position a bit. Sadly, the cable outers are too short, and having just wrapped the bars, ICBA to redo, so the stem will have to wait until I next to the bar tape. TBH, it feels too long/low anyway. I think I want something like a 120mm 25deg stem, but I've never seen one. My 100mm 40 deg stem is great on the drops and hoods with the saddle back, but feels like a dutchbike on the flat, whereas the 130mm stem feels great on the flat, but like I am on a rack on the drops.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on July 11, 2010, 09:36:11 am
Yesterday I bought a neat BBB chainring bolt tool to help hold the inner side, instead of fumbling about with a screwdriver. 

I also bought some Stronglight bright silver steel chainring bolts to replace the Ultegra alloy ones that are creaking like a goodun' and disrupting my Zen commute.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on July 11, 2010, 11:20:09 am
I bought a pair of Scott Classic shoes from Evans reduced to only £17.99 - the only size they had left was in my size so I'm really pleased.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TheLurker on July 12, 2010, 11:35:35 am
Pair of Mavic Aksiums. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on July 12, 2010, 01:04:39 pm
A brace of Carradice Carradura panniers, to replace my failing antiques.
The carradice website has ones that look different and are cheaper than the ones wiggle list.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on July 12, 2010, 06:56:55 pm
Two 20x1.75" inner tubes for mrs. joglers new bike.
Not cycling specific but bought specificaly for use when cycle-camping touring:a FreeLoader solar battery charger & Superfast solar panel accessory which all came with a multitude of adaptors & cables except the adaptor for my phone ::-) which is available from the manufacturer via mail order :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on July 12, 2010, 06:57:28 pm
I have spent a rather ridiculous amount of money, on stuff I didn't really need.  Or perhaps I do need it.  

In any event, I felt I had to.   ;D

On my Sequoia, due to a busted 105 shifter, it's got a temporary Sora shifter, but it looks daft, and so really needs a replacement 105 item.  On the Planet X, I've been thinking for some time about getting the new 7900 Dura Ace shifters which are lovely bits of carbon lightness with added titanium bits and has the added advantage of no dangly cables reflecting the Hope lights into my eyes at night (which in fact is very annoying).

So........... I've bought the 7900 set to go on the Planet X, and I can then move the old shifters from that, onto the Sequoia.  So I don't feel quite as bad as I should do, as I can quite legitimately justify it, as otherwise I'd have to buy a single 105 shifter and I'd still be left with the reflecting problem.   :thumbsup:

Technical experts might well point out at this point that I'd need to get a new front dérailleur as well, as the 7900 shifters are only compatible with the 7900 front dérailleur.    And you're right, I've bought one of those.  However, by an amazing coincidence, my current one had cracked due to over enthusiastic shifting.  So that purchase is a necessary one as well.

So really, it was all necessary, and to cap it all, I will have vastly contributed to the continued growth of the UK economy.  8)
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Post by: PeteB99 on July 12, 2010, 07:47:35 pm
Two Aldi bike hoists.

Oh and on Saturday a Surosa Toledo bike ;D
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Post by: corshamjim on July 12, 2010, 09:39:59 pm
Oh and on Saturday a Surosa Toledo bike ;D

Something I love about this topic is half the time I haven't a clue what it is everyone has bought...

... just looked it up - very nice indeed.  I find most bikes too stretched - the Toledo looks very comfortable.
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Post by: PeteB99 on July 12, 2010, 09:59:53 pm
Oh and on Saturday a Surosa Toledo bike ;D

Something I love about this topic is half the time I haven't a clue what it is everyone has bought...

... just looked it up - very nice indeed.  I find most bikes too stretched - the Toledo looks very comfortable.

Only taken it out for a couple of setup rides so far but yes it is comfortable - and very nippy.

Surosa* take the time to set you up on a jig to make sure you get the right frame/stem size and as they build each bike themselves are happy to take on board any preferences you have - in my case I asked them not to cut the steerer tube too short as I like a bit of height to the bars . I'm not as flexible as I used to be :(

I'll put some pics up and maybe a review when it's completely sorted.

*They're in Oldham by the way and worth a visit if you're localish and looking for a new bike - so far I'm very impressed.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: simonp on July 12, 2010, 11:41:02 pm
A couple of Burley spare parts:

 - a QR/nutted axle standard hitch to replace my classic hitch
 - a new flex connector to go with same

one thing I have found about the classic hitch is that it doesn't get on with my Pompino.  My foot keeps hitting the hitch on the way round, it's too close to the pedal.  On a fixed gear bike this is quite bad. :)

I tried ordering from a UK place.

Quote
Hi you ordered some burley parts sorry these are out of stock and we have not got a delivery date as yet I will cancel and refund money

Bloody time wasting online retailers.  If you can't be bothered to supply the goods you advertise on the website, why TF do you advertise them on your website?

I've ordered from the USA now.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on July 14, 2010, 07:03:53 pm

Not cycling specific but bought specificaly for use when cycle-camping touring:

particularly the forthcoming C2C.......

two deuter Trek Lite PRO 350 sleeping bags
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on July 14, 2010, 09:13:29 pm
oh, a bell
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on July 14, 2010, 09:15:28 pm
Some Torq gels for my daily Tour de Commute for when I feel low.  They work for me.
3 pairs of Sockguy socks.
Cinelli jel bar padding.
Ritchey Pro blue bar tape.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on July 15, 2010, 06:40:22 pm
A Topeak Road Morph pump for mrs. jogler's bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on July 19, 2010, 12:57:17 pm
Cone spanners and ball bearings.
Gear cable outer and ferrules.
Peg Spanner
other little bits
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on July 19, 2010, 01:10:40 pm
Some Torq gels for my daily Tour de Commute for when I feel low. 

Wow, this commuting jazz has serioused up since my day when it was just 'ride with 360-degree vision to avoid getting killed'!

Even my mate is looking for a carbon fibre commuting bike!! :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on July 19, 2010, 01:22:06 pm
Steve, did you do 25 miles each way in your day? Grub is a different kind of commuter to most of us...

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on July 19, 2010, 01:59:07 pm
I tend to carry a couple of Torq gels for commuting, but I'll probably need one every few weeks when I get hypo.  I find them the fast way of recovering from a hypo, albeit a little more expensive than other solutions.

(I only do 12 miles each way, which is about an hour of travel under London commuting conditions).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Charlotte on July 19, 2010, 04:52:42 pm
An Ortleib water carrier with a camelbak style hose so I can drink whilst indulging in The Dark Side.

Might also make an acceptably comfortable pillow on tour  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 19, 2010, 04:55:46 pm
I just ordered a rack and a couple of spare (presta-valved) tubes for the boys bike.  And apparently his new bottom bracket should arrive tomorrow, and I will, under suitable supervision, be replacing that, brake blocks and possibly all the cables on Thursday evening - I'm paying for it to get a service, but actually going in to do as much of the work as I can with the mechanic watching and laughing at my ineptitude helping me out when I get stuck...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on July 20, 2010, 02:01:48 am
A cheap but hopefully serviceable 26" rear wheel for the tandem was retrieved from the clutches of the evil ParcelFarce earlier today.  This involved entertaining the smokers loitering outside the Selly Oak Hospital outpatients entrance by jumping up and down repeatedly on the enormous box it was shipped in, eventually succeeding in reducing it to pannier-size, and then bungeeing the wheel to the rear rack of my bike for the journey home.   :facepalm:

While I have now obtained everything that should be needed to make it properly ridable, in the interests of Unfinished Business, we will exercise restraint and endeavour not to have any silly tandem-n00b accidents until after the Dun Run.   ::-)


I must say, that water carrier idea seems rather cunning, Charlotte...   ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: groucho on July 20, 2010, 04:25:37 pm
A 10 speed Sram 1070 chain.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 20, 2010, 05:24:15 pm
Wiggle box arrived this morning (yippee!) with a Topeak Joe Blow Sprint track pump and some Castelli short fingered gloves. Delivery driver commented 'wow you're dressed today'  :o


Pumped up my tyres from 30 (oops) to 100 psi and went for a spin up and down Cheddar Gorge. The track pump seems a nice bit of kit with the pressure gauge at the top where I can see it easily, and has a nice double headed end. I can now do the Dun Run with some air in my tyres  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: blundershot on July 20, 2010, 05:41:06 pm
You normally receive your wiggles undressed?

 :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 20, 2010, 06:43:04 pm
You normally receive your wiggles undressed?

 :o

ofc!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on July 20, 2010, 07:54:37 pm
Extra discount that way, or just ensures the delivery driver really does come to the door? ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on July 29, 2010, 01:46:01 pm
A new cap for non-commuting cycling.  What you can't tell from the picture is that it's very light.

(http://www.hatsandcaps.co.uk/images/products/medium/160061_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on July 29, 2010, 01:47:01 pm
There is a new road morph awaiting my collection at the LBS when I can next drop by during opening hours.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on July 29, 2010, 01:47:04 pm
A new cap for non-commuting cycling.  What you can't tell from the picture is that it's very light.

Carbon Fibre?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on July 29, 2010, 02:13:18 pm
I like the go-faster stripes.Usefull for non-commuting quickly
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on August 01, 2010, 10:25:58 pm
I finally succumbed to purchasing a GPS today (Garmin Dakota 20) and OpenCycleMap to go in it.  I'm looking forward to contributing some more to OSM so will probably need to buy another OpenCycleMap card once I'm finished!  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on August 02, 2010, 12:10:49 am
Just ordered a pair of Schwalbe Durano Plus tyres for my fixie.

Oddly, none of the usual UK online retailers appear to have had them in stock for at least a couple of weeks - does anyone happen to know if there are supply issues at the moment?

Anyway, I ordered them from Starbike in Germany in the end - they claim to have them in stock, and even with the 15 Euro delivery charge and 2.75% commission on my credit card, they don't work out any more expensive than buying them from the UK.

Still, £60 for a pair of tyres... ouch. They'd better be all they're cracked up to be. (If they are all they're cracked up to be, that's probably a bargain, to be fair.)

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on August 02, 2010, 08:02:22 pm
A new 'Citizen Chain' jersey. Got a discount on condition that I send them a picture of me wearing it in London :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JohnP on August 02, 2010, 08:36:49 pm
Just bought and fitted a replacement set of Shimano Deore v-brakes and levers.   Much freer than the 3 year old Scott versions that the bike arrived with.  Probably would have got away with new levers and cables but decided to have a nice matching combo.  Bought from my (almost) LBS in Letchworth as it gave me an excuse to visit people that I've dealt with for several years, have a chat and a coffee and a loyalty discount.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on August 10, 2010, 05:06:44 pm
Requested LBS get new Firmtech caliper.  This idiot overtightened the bridge cable and stripped the thread in the caliper :'(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on August 10, 2010, 05:09:42 pm
Small incident involving some leatherwork from the planet-X sale to be fitted to the tandem when it gets shinied.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Pedaldog on August 10, 2010, 08:56:35 pm
Ordered, upside a Wiggle, a pair of handlebar mounted bottle cage brackets for the Cannondale Hooligan as I can't find a way to mount anything else to hold the necessary Coffee rations for the Riding.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 11, 2010, 10:31:55 am
A GPS, a bike mount for said GPS, some NiMH batteries, also for the GPS, and a charger for the batteries, so indirectly for the GPS.

Purchasing a GPS can be a mite expensive, but I'm saving money by using OpenStreetMap stuff on it and recycling a spare 4G MicroSD card I've got left over from the phone!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on August 11, 2010, 12:12:48 pm
Purchasing a GPS can be a mite expensive, but I'm saving money by using OpenStreetMap stuff on it and recycling a spare 4G MicroSD card I've got left over from the phone!

Trouble with using OpenStreetMap stuff is we won't be hearing from you in this "Bought any stuff today" topic any more - there's no need to buy anything now!

Maybe we should have a "Blagged any free stuff today?" topic?  ;D

I'm astonished at how good some of the freely downloadable maps for Garmin are (and getting better every time I upload some edits to OSM  ;) ).  I'll make a small donation next time I download 'cos I don't suppose the hosting costs are small.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on August 11, 2010, 09:31:19 pm
New Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels, new Campag 9-speed cassette, extractor tool and lockring ... all eBay.

Anyone wanna send me some spare change? :P
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on August 13, 2010, 02:26:46 pm
4 michelin pro 3 tyres & a box of 10 new continental inner tubes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hulver on August 13, 2010, 03:23:37 pm
A Selle An-Atomica (http://www.shop.used-hq.com/index.phtml?cat_id=88) Titanico saddle.

I hope my arse likes it, as it's rather expensive.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 13, 2010, 03:30:38 pm
Yesterday I bought a Jandd Frame Pack (http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FFP) off of Manotea.  It's in brand new condition, the tag was still on the zip!

I haven't used it in anger yet, but will probably try it on Peli & Woolly's (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=36477.0) ride tomorrow.

It slightly fouls the rear brake cable, which is along the top of the top tube on the Kaffenback, but it looks like it won't really be a problem.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on August 13, 2010, 04:49:42 pm
Blackburn AT4 replacement hose kit, hopefully I will still have a little strength left after inflating my tyres to be able to ride my bike now  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on August 16, 2010, 07:47:59 pm
Today I bought this

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/RB%20Performer/RBRecumbent005.jpg)

& I'm a happy chappy.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 16, 2010, 07:54:30 pm
Today I bought this

<snip>

& I'm a happy chappy.

Oooh nice. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 16, 2010, 08:45:53 pm
A pair of Ortlieb back rollers for me.  And some cane creek barends for the Cub.  And paid for servicing.

I am feeling ever so slightly poorer this evening than I was this morning!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on August 16, 2010, 09:41:23 pm
Today I bought this

<snip>

& I'm a happy chappy.

Oooh nice. :thumbsup:

Yeah.  Nice comfy armchair for an old man.  Want your pipe & slippers, jogler? ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris S on August 17, 2010, 10:31:41 am
Ohh... HubJub have restocked their EAI sprockets.

That's my winter gearing sorted (17t and 19t for the Pomp - Spin-tastic!).

Edit: And a couple of SRAM PC-1N chains for £8.95 each (from Parker)  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on August 17, 2010, 10:41:20 am
Just ordered a pair of Schwalbe Durano Plus tyres for my fixie. ...
Anyway, I ordered them from Starbike in Germany in the end - they claim to have them in stock

Still not arrived, FFS!

Does anyone know of a stockist who both claims to have Durano Plus (25C) in stock and actually has them in stock?

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on August 17, 2010, 11:48:59 am
One of these:

(http://www.on-one.co.uk/imgs/products/900x650_constWH/FORSTSL29_P1.jpg)

to be fitted to one of these:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3661/3450949620_b7258133c4_z.jpg)

Which I put a deposit on on Saturday.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on August 17, 2010, 11:58:54 am
Yep bargain brooks bar tape here

Brooks Leather Bar Tape &pound;25.00 |  (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/BTBRTPE/brooks-leather-bar-tape)

hurry while stocks last.

Waiting on a carrradry barbag to arrive from spa cycles too.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on August 18, 2010, 09:27:13 am
TA 41 tooth outer chain ring.
Unfortunately outer chainrings to not go low enough on existing 130 spider so,
TA Spider 110
Miche 17 tooth sprocket

forgot to buy jockey wheels to make almost completely new transmission.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andygates on August 18, 2010, 10:20:20 am
Front pannier rack.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on August 18, 2010, 05:17:25 pm
Assos F1 mille s5 bibshorts & yet another pair of socks  :P
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on August 18, 2010, 07:40:37 pm
A set of those lovely long Thorn stoker bars and a sensibly-sized chainring for the tandem.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on August 18, 2010, 09:10:29 pm
Front pannier rack.   :thumbsup:
Cooool :D.

Going somewhere exciting?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 18, 2010, 09:18:15 pm
Not strictly cycling stuff, but camping stuff. It will get used primarily for cycle camping though, so it counts.

Some titanium sporks, a couple of those tiny little folding can openers (you know, the ones which just barely work!), a wire saw, and folding knife.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on August 18, 2010, 09:28:16 pm
A few chains, a new long-cage rear dérailleur, frame protector kit and Jelly Belly Sports Beans.  I think the beans excite me the most!
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: onb on August 18, 2010, 09:36:01 pm
A few chains, a new long-cage rear dérailleur, frame protector kit and Jelly Belly Sports Beans.  I think the beans excite me the most!
 


MMmmmmm normally Im not fussed over jelly beans ,but Jelly Belly are great.


Bought 2nd hand long sleeve top for £8.00 from another place.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 18, 2010, 09:47:35 pm
The Sports Jelly Belly Beans seem to be missing what I consider is the major advantage of Jelly Belly Beans, the vast number of exotic flavours (and recipes mixtures thereof).  I think the Sports ones come in five flavours, and fairly traditional ones at that. :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rdaviesb on August 18, 2010, 10:04:48 pm
I have replaced my 6 year old, stinky, holey Trek crotchet backed mitts with a pair of nearly all leather Giro LX's. First test tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: YahudaMoon on August 19, 2010, 01:01:24 pm
Selling my Altura Dryline panniers and replaced with a pair of Carradice Kendal.
I don't know why ?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on August 19, 2010, 04:22:36 pm
A terracycle idler for the SMGT.

It had better be made of unobtanium and presented upon a velvet cushion given the cost of the things.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on August 19, 2010, 04:34:47 pm
A new chain for my commuter bike, SRAM 1/8" thing.  The sand in Holland finished off the old one
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andygates on August 19, 2010, 04:47:54 pm
Front pannier rack.   :thumbsup:
Cooool :D.

Going somewhere exciting?

No.  It doesn't fit!  The p-clips are too tight to get over my chubby Cannondale fork.  *pout*

(Putatively, LEJOG next year)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mattc on August 19, 2010, 07:11:13 pm
A new chain for my commuter bike, SRAM 1/8" thing.  The sand in Holland finished off the old one

Sigh. I guess someone has to say it:

Wow, impressive commute there Mr V  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on August 19, 2010, 08:33:04 pm
I bought a bell.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 20, 2010, 11:57:25 am
A Brompton rear frame clip retrofit kit, and a new saddle, both to get the Brompton ready for some potential short touring (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=36983.msg699170#msg699170) on it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on August 21, 2010, 06:43:07 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4913701328_9cc31faf80_d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsbruce/4913701328/?edited=1)

Halo Aerorage Track wheels, as an upgrade for my fixie.  Lovely stuff!  Currently have 19T and 17T sprockets on the rear wheel (48T on the crank).

Went to Pearsons in Sutton for these.  Nice shop.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on August 21, 2010, 06:51:23 pm
Very mundane,but very necessary....an anti-fairy kit.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Palinurus on August 21, 2010, 06:55:52 pm
Proofide

28 mm armadillos and tubes

Chain and 42T chainring.

For the commute bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tokwitney on August 21, 2010, 08:00:33 pm
A couple of white Specialized Rib  Pro Bottle Cages off fleabay to go on my white Allez sport. I'm a little disappointed as they arent   the brilliant white that the bike is.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: redshift on August 21, 2010, 08:02:52 pm
Yesterday, I bought (well, paid the deposit on) a new bicycle.

There will be pictures, but not until it arrives.

*happy bounce*   :)

October is a long time away...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on August 23, 2010, 12:41:11 pm
A pair of SKS Race Blade XLs with mudflaps, ready for my wife's Specialized Dolce that should be arriving tomorrow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on August 23, 2010, 12:50:07 pm
Replacement mudguards for the Tempo.

Rear 'guard was snapped neatly in half when another cyclist ran into the back of me at traffic lights a couple of months back.  Have been procrastinating getting a new one ever since, because I hate fitting the *+%n things, but recent weather suggests that I shouldn't put it off too much longer.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JT on August 23, 2010, 12:52:05 pm
A mirror (for keeping an eye on the dog in his trailer) and some brake pads.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 23, 2010, 02:56:52 pm
A Topeak Super Tourist Rack for the Snow Bike.  It looks reasonably solid, and has a crud guard bit built in, so I won't bother with mudguards on this bike.

I also put in an order for a couple of spare Exposure Lights Quick Release mounts, one of which will also go on the Snow Bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on August 23, 2010, 04:17:26 pm
A new pair of Santini shorts
A Shimano bottom bracket cable guide.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 24, 2010, 03:14:56 pm
Some Torq Gels.  They aren't that great to eat, but they're the fastest things I know of to recover from a Hypo.

Just out of curiosity I've ordered some of the ones with Guarana, and if they come before Friday, I'll be able to see if they help with staving of sleepiness on the FNRttC.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Domestique on August 24, 2010, 05:56:05 pm
Just had two of these delivered now the days are getting shorter.
Very bright plus a free rear light.
£1.50 + £4.10 p&p.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/03/!Bsei)hQEWk~$(KGrHqIH-CQEu87yfoG+BL4CRU8UJ!~~_35.JPG)

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D150440339821%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT#ht_3683wt_911 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D150440339821%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT#ht_3683wt_911)


Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on August 24, 2010, 08:18:33 pm
Snap!  My second one arrived today.

Slightly different front units, though.  First had hi/low settings; this has hi/flash settings.

Also had one of these today, from the same seller, just as emergency 'gets darker quicker than you think' light for the rucksack. 

Has hi/low/flash settings and although the headband is a bit tight (easily fixed by just chopping the adjustment clip), performs considerably better than my Ever Ready headlight:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220599572821&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Domestique on August 24, 2010, 08:33:42 pm
Amazing prices  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 24, 2010, 10:19:40 pm
Apparently in my absence this week, there has been an outbreak of common sense and we have purchased a trimetals bike bunker, due to arrive in several convenient bits for construction-entertainment aplenty next week. 



But will I dare to let the Very Lovely Valencia sleep in it?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on August 24, 2010, 10:28:18 pm
A new chain breaker and a new crank puller to replace worn out ones. Also a chain wear checker which will tell me that the chain on my Langster needs replacing
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: groucho on August 25, 2010, 10:29:48 am
5no. conti tubes.
1no. SKS RennKompressor EVA Floor Pump

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Oaky on August 25, 2010, 02:03:55 pm
A spoke from Bikefix (silver rather than the black that's on the wheel since that's all they had and it'll at least get me rolling again).

(Oh, and a pack of 6 more spokes (extra spares, black this time) and some V-Brake blocks from SJS)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on August 25, 2010, 10:26:08 pm
To celebrate my (hopefully) new works contract, I lashed out on a set of XTR shifter cables to (again, hopefully) sort out my shifting problems on the newspaper-round bike.

Any more such crap and I'll go single speed! :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on August 27, 2010, 11:08:48 am
Yesterday I got a whole bunch of spoke reflectors from LIDL.  Also came into possession of a Brooks B17N (via this forum).  Looked shockingly narrow on it's own, but not so bad compared to a standard B17.  The fettling list for Monday will include moving the B17 to the Orbea hybrid and putting the B17N on the Ribble.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wobbly John on August 27, 2010, 12:09:55 pm
Just had two of these delivered now the days are getting shorter.
Very bright plus a free rear light.
£1.50 + £4.10 p&p.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D150440339821%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT#ht_3683wt_911 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D150440339821%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT#ht_3683wt_911)


Rats - Clicked and bought, then found the same seller is also selling them cheaper.  >:( and other, brighter bike lights  :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on August 27, 2010, 12:27:08 pm
Still waiting for my third and fourth one of these - first two are great!

Sorely tempted to buy about 50 sets and sell them on at a modest profit when the offer from HK ends! :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Domestique on August 27, 2010, 12:38:23 pm
The spoke reflectors from Lidl look good.
http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=37267.0 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=37267.0)

Just had two of these delivered now the days are getting shorter.
Very bright plus a free rear light.
£1.50 + £4.10 p&p.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D150440339821%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT#ht_3683wt_911 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D150440339821%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT#ht_3683wt_911)


Rats - Clicked and bought, then found the same seller is also selling them cheaper.  >:( and other, brighter bike lights  :o


I saw the ones with gold instead of red, but thought it was only 30p or so cheaper. Anyway I have a red frame  :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wobbly John on August 27, 2010, 12:45:58 pm
I saw the ones with gold instead of red, but thought it was only 30p or so cheaper. Anyway I have a red frame  :smug:

I've got a black bike wiv yellow/gold bits tho'  >:(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: cyclone on August 27, 2010, 12:49:03 pm
The spoke reflectors from Lidl look good.
http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=37267.0 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=37267.0)

Just had two of these delivered now the days are getting shorter.
Very bright plus a free rear light.
£1.50 + £4.10 p&p.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D150440339821%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT#ht_3683wt_911 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D150440339821%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT#ht_3683wt_911)


Rats - Clicked and bought, then found the same seller is also selling them cheaper.  >:( and other, brighter bike lights  :o


I saw the ones with gold instead of red, but thought it was only 30p or so cheaper. Anyway I have a red frame  :smug:

Just waitin on delivery from Hong Kong.....spoke reflectors gotten on pedal to work  (but this is a little boy scout ish isn't it its not even september!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: SpaceBadger on August 27, 2010, 10:56:37 pm
Ortlieb bar bag. Winging it's way to me from Probikekit.com for my first touring/chilling-out bike ride around the Devon and Cornwall coast in a few weeks' time.

6 speed Shimano Tourney thumbshifters also arrived for a friend, so I'll be spannering at some point to fit them.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on August 28, 2010, 11:35:38 am
Easton EA70 drop bars
LizardSkins yellow bar tape (this is going to be the yellowest bike ever)
Raleigh quick-release mudguard set
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andygates on August 28, 2010, 12:48:40 pm
A pair of black Ortlieb Front Roller Classic panniers from the LBS. :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on August 28, 2010, 01:41:26 pm
Just placed an order for two of those lights from Hong Kong.  :thumbsup:

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Domestique on August 28, 2010, 01:54:55 pm
The list from the last two days

Ribble
Winter/Audax frame
Headset
Seat tube clamp
Deda Piega Handlebars
Bar tape (black)

CRC
SKS Bluemels Mudguards
Tioga T-Bone 6061 Seatpost

Spa Cycsles
ORTLIEB Back Roller Classic  40 litres Red                
ORTLIEB Front Roller Classic  25 litres Red                
2  SCHWALBE Marathon Plus (OFFER)  700x25
1  SCHWALBE Marathon Plus (OFFER)  700x35
ORTLIEB Heavyweight Drybag (PS490) 22ltr  Red/Black      

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on August 28, 2010, 08:22:43 pm
Easton EA70 drop bars
LizardSkins yellow bar tape (this is going to be the yellowest bike ever)
Raleigh quick-release mudguard set

Just FYI: Continental innertubes come with yellow valve caps...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on August 28, 2010, 08:35:28 pm
Two pairs of Aztec brake blocks for V-brakes.  Had to pay full price .....  :demon:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on August 30, 2010, 08:24:53 pm
Two 18x1.5 inner tubes
1 multitool
1 pr. Polaris overshoes
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on August 30, 2010, 09:32:26 pm
Three of them there hong kong lights.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wobbly John on August 30, 2010, 09:36:41 pm
Stocked up on inner tubes & brake blocks and bought new overshoes and a Carradice saddlebag at Mildenhall cycle rally.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Regulator on August 31, 2010, 08:00:14 am
Only the odd bit...

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/mildenhall2010/PICT0214.sized.jpg)

Oh - and a new chain or three, a waterproof, a cycle computer, some lights for Regina...

I won't be eating for the rest of the month.  :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on August 31, 2010, 09:52:37 am
We have cake left :o
Do you want to come & get it to avoid starvation.You could test your new toy in anger.
And yes it it odd,bout more than a bit :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 31, 2010, 10:42:57 am
Only the odd bit...

A Midget Bushtrekka (http://www.midgetcampers.com.au/bushtrekka.htm), I knew I'd seen them somewhere on the web.  Kind of neat, although I can't help thinking that a conventional tent in a pannier, or even on a trailer, would be as good and a lot lighter.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on August 31, 2010, 01:29:34 pm
Some wet weather kit: 

Rainlegs, sealskin highviz socks & an altura pocket rocket jacket.

The pocket rocket has very good reviews & cycle store are flogging them for £51.99  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 01, 2010, 08:41:16 pm
A stretchy second-skin type shirt with a fleece lining.
Made by Etxeodo, Thermolite shirt.
Certainly a cold weather garment.I suspect only a Goretex jacket would be needed over it for comfy winter or night riding
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on September 02, 2010, 08:01:20 am
New grips for the tagalong, half clips for the pedals (which won't fit the pdeals as they don't have mounting holes) and some new bar tape for the Ridley.

Re-did the tape on the Ridley so the new tape *may* be redundant, we will see :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: onb on September 02, 2010, 01:36:41 pm
A copy of Rouler to read on my jollies.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on September 02, 2010, 06:59:11 pm
Over the weekend I popped into Plum (http://www.plum-gent.com/) in Gent and picked up:
2 'anniversary' caps (yellow-black & grey-black)
1 Trek thermal brimmed cap
1 pair BBB Waterflex overshoes
1 AGU fleece helmet mask (aka balaclava)

All I have to do is sort out the zipper on my winter jacket and I'll be all set for year-round cycling.

Plum is a great shop, well worth visiting if you're in Gent.  There were some lovely old bikes at the back of the shop — I'll try to post the photos I took at some point over the weekend.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on September 02, 2010, 09:39:10 pm
Some bar end plugs (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=39386) for the tandem, after discovering the ones I had were the wrong diameter.  They've got lizards on, so have a very high barakta-approval rating.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on September 02, 2010, 10:01:43 pm
More being prepared for the end of summer - an Endura Gridlock jacket in red arrived today.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: YahudaMoon on September 02, 2010, 10:27:27 pm
Well my Altura Urban panniers have left me forever and recieved my Carradice Kendal panniers today. There super light and  I now know why I wanted  em.
There great !  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Valiant on September 02, 2010, 11:29:53 pm
A new KMC 710SL chain :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: SteveC on September 03, 2010, 10:35:56 am
Not today but Wednesday...

Went out for a ride at lunchtime to discover a visitation had occurred.  Further investigation showed that the tyre was splitting, so instead of a nice ride home it was a quick trip to the LBS for a new tyre (and they're now charging to fit them).

Oh well, at least I have a nice new back tyre for the winter....

S
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: longers on September 03, 2010, 09:35:48 pm
I set off on a one way trip today and after 15 miles realised I'd forgotten to put my frame pump on the bike so went to see what Cookson Cycles had in. The cheapest they had was a Blackburn Airstick SL. It's tiny!!!

I'm going to let a tyre down tomorrow and see how it performs for something so small.

Bit disappointed at having to spend money though, I normally put the saved trainfare towards a treat and an unnecessary pump isn't much of a treat really.

I'm also waiting for a couple of the £1.50 5 led ebay light sets mentioned upthread to arrive.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Notsototalnewbie on September 04, 2010, 03:53:18 pm
Apparently in my absence this week, there has been an outbreak of common sense and we have purchased a trimetals bike bunker, due to arrive in several convenient bits for construction-entertainment aplenty next week.  

But will I dare to let the Very Lovely Valencia sleep in it?

Just spent a breathtaking amount on a trimetals bike bunker + big feck-off chain and padlock from the Squids as recommended by those on here. It hurts. But it will be oh so lovely to have a bit more room inside.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on September 04, 2010, 03:57:25 pm
A pair of Madison baggy shorts and two 9 sp chains from Parkers.

I like Nike baggies, but they don't seem to do cycling specific ones anymore.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on September 04, 2010, 05:38:41 pm
Popped into LBS this morning for a new 1/8" chain for the fixie. The first one the chap offered me was an ultra-light track chain for £29.99. "Er, I was hoping to spend a bit less than that," quoth I. The cheapest one they had was a Taya chain for £14.99. If I hadn't been pressed for time, I would have gone elsewhere. :(

d.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Torslanda on September 04, 2010, 07:00:09 pm
Bought my first ever bike jewellery, a pair of A2Z blue anodised titanium skewers.

Because I could. So there!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on September 06, 2010, 10:01:42 am
I just ordered a Groundeffect Two Timer top, and some Lucifer socks.  I'm getting ready for the cooler weather already. ;D

Their website denied all knowledge of my email address, which was quite impressive considering I got an email from them this morning. :-\

Ho hum, easy enough to re-register, and at least it wasn't one of those occasions when it wouldn't let you reuse an email address, but still insisted that you weren't registered using that email address.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on September 06, 2010, 12:30:00 pm
I've just sucked it up and ordered new chains for the 'bent  :'(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on September 06, 2010, 12:38:07 pm
I've just sucked it up and ordered new chains for the 'bent  :'(

I noticed the emoticon.  Can we deduce from it that you've bought a few of these (http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/productDetails.asp?productID=10649&categoryID=546)?  ;)
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Regulator on September 06, 2010, 12:45:26 pm
I've just sucked it up and ordered new chains for the 'bent  :'(


Want me to pop up and fit them for you?  I was taught by a master mistress!  :thumbsup:


 ;) ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: chris on September 06, 2010, 12:48:10 pm
On Saturday at the local boot sale I bought two second hand rear racks and an unused wheel with a Shimano hub and unbranded rim. Total cost £2 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on September 06, 2010, 02:13:32 pm
Two M5x45 machine screws.  Hopefully, I have a chance of getting the tandem's front rack fitted now!

Buying nuts'n'bolts from LBSs is pretty painful in the wallet area, but is a useful capability when the need arises.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: arvid on September 06, 2010, 02:27:49 pm
I've just sucked it up and ordered new chains for the 'bent  :'(

How many?
Last year in late autumn I bought a supply of parts that I thought should get me a year ahead. I was wrong on the chains. I bought 6 but I used another 6...
So now I'm making a list of parts to buy and wonder how many chains I should buy, 6, 9 or 12...
Maybe I can make another chain from all the leftovers soon.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on September 06, 2010, 02:43:27 pm
Just three.  It needs about two and a half, with my short legs.

There's no significant wear on my other bikes' chains atm (well, the one I put on the tandem is slightly worn, but it's not going to do much mileage anytime soon), so in the absence of a stonkingly good deal I'm not stocking up.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andrewc on September 06, 2010, 02:56:15 pm
New shorts and a new top, both from Ground Effect. Do they still dispatch from a UK address or are they back to shipping from NZ ?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mike on September 06, 2010, 02:59:31 pm
I think mine came from NZ.  Very quickly though.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on September 06, 2010, 05:22:23 pm
Three of them there hong kong lights.

The ebay lights arrived today very quick delivery. Awaiting darkness with enthusiasm for the test.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on September 06, 2010, 05:30:31 pm
Today I have been mostly upgrading my Bagman - just placed an order with Carradice for a QR clamp, and another order with SJS for a couple of these rear light brackets (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Hebie-Hebie-ARC-J82S-SL-Universal-Rack-Fitting-Light-Bracket-553.htm) to fit on the back.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Salvatore on September 06, 2010, 05:43:16 pm
5 Campagnolo pawl springs.

I've broken 3 in the last 5 years, including at 3:00 am on a Sunday morning between Beddgelert and Penrhyndaedraeth* and most recently somewhere near Manningtree at 11:00 pm**, so these should last me.

*resulted in the hub freewheeling in both directions
** resulted in converting the freewheel to fixed



Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on September 07, 2010, 10:04:39 pm
Just placed an order for two of those lights from Hong Kong.  :thumbsup:

They arrived today and I've just been outside in the dark to see how bright they are. Crikey! They're good. Especially for the price. The beam of the front light is very tightly focused - should provide a nice complement to the relatively wide-angle beam of my Solidlights for the really dark bits.

My brother-in-law was looking for some lights for MTBing the other day. Think I'll recommend these to him.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on September 07, 2010, 11:43:24 pm
Bought a 12-23 cassette as a backup to my 13-26 standard one, in case I get roped into a tear-up.  I'm using 48/34 rings, so not hugely overgeared with 108. :D

Next purchase will be a 5-litre jug of Muc-Off.

BTW, I now have 4 Hong Kong torches for house torches.  Still don't know how they price them that low. :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 08, 2010, 03:30:08 pm
A pair of toe-clip straps.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 08, 2010, 06:12:08 pm
A pair of toe-clip straps.

& one of these Probikekit.com | On Bike Bag Accessories | Ortlieb Map Case For Ultimate 2-5 (http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=B0049) arrived in the post today.
Thanks to SpaceBadger for the info..
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 10, 2010, 12:56:05 pm
One of these

Mountain Bikes | MTB | Road Bikes | Bike Frames | All Terrain Cycles (http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/111685.html)

for the recumbent & one of these

Carradice of Nelson - bike bags, saddle bags and waterproof panniers (http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=category&category_id=30)

to accommodate all that might be necessary on night rides & winter audax rides.

Haven't fettled them onto the bikes 'cause I'm sitting on top of the phone in the lounge waiting for a call (no mobile reception in the garage)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 10, 2010, 01:23:42 pm
Isn't your bike in the lounge? ???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Marj on September 10, 2010, 04:55:25 pm
Isn't your bike in the lounge? ???

He's allergic to death  :-*
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 10, 2010, 05:03:43 pm
Yes,last time I had that deth thing it nearly killed me.Took three days to get over it
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on September 10, 2010, 05:04:32 pm
15t 3/32" EAI sprocket (gearing down for winter) & set of five EAI single chainring bolts from Hubjub.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Dinamo on September 10, 2010, 08:25:28 pm
A pair of Karrimor running longs from Sports Direct for £5.
Will be ideal for cold mornings, under my Endura 3/4's.

For £5 definitely worth a punt  ;)

First time I'd ever been in a Sports Direct store, crikey its Chav-tastic !
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on September 13, 2010, 04:56:18 pm
upgrading my Bagman - just placed an order with Carradice for a QR clamp

Arrived today. I'd assumed the QR was to release the whole Bagman assembly from the bike but now discover it's to remove the bag from the rack, so you can easily use different bags with the same rack. Ingenious.

One puzzlement - there are holes to take grub screws to secure the frame to the clamp, but no actual screws. Is this an oversight or am I expected to re-use the screws from the non-QR clamp?

And while I'm here - today's cycling purchase: a h*lm&t!  :o

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: newtoncap on September 13, 2010, 09:26:44 pm
I've bought a merino wool base layer from Wiggle today...preparing for the winter ahead!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on September 15, 2010, 09:50:53 am
An assortment of light fittings to make increased levels of bike swapping easier.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 15, 2010, 12:10:21 pm
One of these for the 'bent

Busch & Muller Cycle Star Mirror Long Stem (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Busch-and-Muller-Busch-and-Muller-Cycle-Star-Mirror-fits-to-Handlebar-End-Long-Stem-16567.htm)

but not from SJSC via the internet.
From my LBS
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: welshwheels on September 15, 2010, 07:15:08 pm
this happy days Renault/Elf/Cycles Gitane Retro Jersey - Short Sleeve - Prendas Ciclismo (http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=1839) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on September 15, 2010, 07:21:51 pm
thought I might try to steal a march on the hoardes, so went to Aldi for 18:30. Nothing, spoke to the woman and she said they get into a lot of trouble now if they put stuff out the night before and sell any, so it gets done after closing time or first thing in the morning....

GAH! Oh well guess I will be late into the office tomorrow....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on September 15, 2010, 08:05:38 pm
this happy days Renault/Elf/Cycles Gitane Retro Jersey - Short Sleeve - Prendas Ciclismo (http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=1839) :thumbsup:

Retrofabulous  :thumbsup:

Edit: It's when you have an original that you know your getting old  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on September 15, 2010, 08:24:08 pm
A B&M Cyo hub dynamo light and bracket from SJS, and two sets of mudguards (plus chat, laughs and wisdom) from the wonderful Henry Burton in Stafford. I'm getting geared up for the winter already.  :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 15, 2010, 09:00:01 pm
this happy days Renault/Elf/Cycles Gitane Retro Jersey - Short Sleeve - Prendas Ciclismo (http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=1839) :thumbsup:

Fignon-tastic!

You going to grow a wispy blond ponytail and wear wire-rimmed glasses?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on September 16, 2010, 02:00:17 pm
this happy days Renault/Elf/Cycles Gitane Retro Jersey - Short Sleeve - Prendas Ciclismo (http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=1839) :thumbsup:

Lovely.

I see Prendas also have these (http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=2239) in stock at the moment. Goes off to write letter to Father Christmas...

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 16, 2010, 02:02:19 pm
As worn by Greg Lemond.  I'd check it's not, er, shop-soiled.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on September 16, 2010, 02:07:24 pm
I already have a Vêtements Z jersey. I have no shame.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 16, 2010, 02:08:41 pm
;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 16, 2010, 09:13:56 pm
Some Aldi kit.  The vultures had clearly descended long before I got there after work, as there was very little left.  The ladies long sleeve jersey is a bit snug, but just about fits.  A base layer of some sort would seem wise, however, as it is 'interestingly' see-through...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: RJ on September 16, 2010, 09:19:52 pm
Aldi, too.  Shoes, lurid waterproof, arm warmers and "merino" top for the price of a pair of shoes, or a lurid waterproof, or a "merino" top anywhere else.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 16, 2010, 09:23:27 pm
There were no arm warmers at all, only teeny tiny lurid waterproofs and about half a dozen pairs of shoes left in ours.  And gloves in XL or M, but no L or S (I was hoping that the smallest ones might fit the boy, but the M are comfortably big on me and I have some from last year that have hardly been worn, as it isn't often cold enough for them).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on September 16, 2010, 09:24:01 pm
Various Aldi stuff.  Sounds like I was lucky as managed to get everything I was after, except they only had white & grey socks in my size so bought them anyway.  Oh and I would have tried a merino jersey but none of those left in my size - probably just as well since wool makes me itch.

While I was there I picked up a pack of 300 assorted cable ties - will probably never have to buy a cable tie again.  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: RJ on September 16, 2010, 09:27:01 pm
Like voting, "shop early, shop often" is the way to do Aldi and Lidl special buys  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on September 16, 2010, 09:28:36 pm
Twelve inner tubes in BikePlus, under their three for £10 offer.

Only six for me, in two different size.  The other six are for one of my work colleagues, who really needs to find a better tyre given his rate of inner tube use. :-\

The ones I've just bought myself would last me years, but will probably be used up in a few months with FNRttCs and similar.

They probably wondered why I brought the trailer to pick that lot up, but BikePlus is only a stones throw from the cattery where Talisker will be spending this weekend, whilst I'm away on the YACF Camp at Andover.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on September 20, 2010, 03:42:55 pm
I tried to buy something today.  I loaded Rose Versand Fahrrad Shop MTB Rennrad Trekkingrad Triathlon Fahrrad-Versand (http://www.rose.de) and piled stuff into my virtual basket got to the checkout entered UK and the bastards changed the Euros to Pounds. Shopping aborted.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ashaman42 on September 20, 2010, 09:46:12 pm
Got an Aldi Merino top in medium, is a tad big but it's mostly for when I'm layering up in winter so it can be one of the last layers to go on.

Is a bit itchier than my Endura BaaBaa baselayer but not too bad.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Salvatore on September 21, 2010, 10:41:58 am
Replacement freewheel pawls* (part no FH-RE113, if you're interested). The email telling me they had been dispatched arrived 3 minutes after the postman knocked on the door with the package.

*Soon to appear in the 'What have you fettled today?' thread.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Nuncio on September 21, 2010, 10:52:35 am
Good job I kept the receipt for the FH-RE113 I bought for your birthday today then.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Salvatore on September 21, 2010, 02:37:05 pm
Good job I kept the receipt for the FH-RE113 I bought for your birthday today then.

Don't worry. I'm going to keep a spare FH-RE113 or two in my saddlebag from now on. And four (yes four) FH-RE114s.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JohnP on September 21, 2010, 08:45:26 pm
Bought a nice shiny new 2011 Trek 7.5 fx in gloss black with midnight blue insets.  I'm determined to take this cycling more seriously now I don't have to work.

http://www.trekbikes.com/images/bikes/2011/xl/75fx_blackwhite.jpg

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on September 21, 2010, 08:52:18 pm
Yesterday I bought some Swissstop Blue brake blocks for the tandem, from Mr. thorn's establishment in Bridgwater. The current set has lasted about 5000 miles.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on September 21, 2010, 08:57:03 pm
A new Minoura SpaceGrip for the front of the 'bent, following a fall-from-grace (and cheese-bending landing) while travelling in a Voyager.

Note to self; in future, dangle bike from REAR wheel on the hanger, rather than propping it upright with rear wheel on the ground, and securing pedal to hanger with an easily-snapped zip-tie.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on September 21, 2010, 09:01:08 pm
Bought a nice shiny new 2011 Trek 7.5 fx in gloss black with midnight blue insets.  I'm determined to take this cycling more seriously now I don't have to work.

http://www.trekbikes.com/images/bikes/2011/xl/75fx_blackwhite.jpg



Funny you should mention it - a chap at work mentioned he is sorely tempted by one of those at the moment.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: robgul on September 21, 2010, 09:35:37 pm
A single spoke .... and the services of a man to fit it and true the wheel.  The man was 6 x cost of spoke  :'( 

Rob
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 21, 2010, 09:59:22 pm
I bought three spokes and the labour of myself to make the wheel roughly wheel-shaped.  I only needed one spoke, but I was replacing the second breakage already.  It's nature's way of telling me I need an S3X wheel ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on September 21, 2010, 10:10:51 pm

It's nature's way of telling me I need an S3X wheel


If you want to borrow one to make your mind up give me a shout.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 21, 2010, 10:12:13 pm
*shout!* ;D

Srsly, if you don't mind, I'd love to give it a play.  I'll PM you, chap :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 21, 2010, 10:38:04 pm
I thought about buying a bar bag.  But I didn't... not yet :)  Is October too early to ask for an early birthday pressie, when your birthday is in December?  I mean, I only got round to getting last years present (the panniers) in August....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 22, 2010, 12:33:57 am
It's never too early,too late or too anything to be buying cycle stuff :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on September 22, 2010, 02:09:01 am
I went nuts today and ordered an Ortleib bar bag and map case because I decided I liked this idea better to hold my Audax route sheet than an actual map holder gadget. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Ortlieb_Ultimate_5_Classic_Bar_Bag/5360028247/  Guess which colour I picked  ;D (well I suppose you might have to have met me to know this!)

I then ordered a thing that I hope will be able to hold my Hope Vision 1 above said bar bag .. remains to be seen if it is strong enough.
   Acor Single Bracket Carbon Bar Extension - AHB2711 - &pound;13.30 | Dotbike
 (http://www.dotbike.com/ProductsP8041.aspx?utm_source%3dinternal%26utm_medium%3d0%26utm_campaign%3dDDI)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 22, 2010, 08:43:39 am
Did you also order the Ortlieb map case which fastens to the lid via  the integral snap-ons?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: robbo6 on September 22, 2010, 10:46:54 am
My Sturmey-Archer Srf-3 hub has arrived.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on September 22, 2010, 12:32:15 pm
Did you also order the Ortlieb map case which fastens to the lid via  the integral snap-ons?

Yeah I ordered that too :)

Now all I need to think about getting for the winter is some sealskin socks, waterproof trousers and some kind of winterish tyres. Unfortunately I don't know anything about winterish tyres ... wonder if my Vittoria Rubino 28mm are up to the job, they have tread but not that much tread. Also I don't know if I should really admit this due to the jinx factor but I have never actually taken the tyres off a bike  :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wascally Weasel on September 22, 2010, 01:28:09 pm
New bottom bracket.  No more creaky woes (hopefully).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on September 22, 2010, 01:43:25 pm
1 Campag grear cable.

And a new wired bracket for my bike computer arrived today.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on September 22, 2010, 02:08:38 pm

I then ordered a thing that I hope will be able to hold my Hope Vision 1 above said bar bag .. remains to be seen if it is strong enough.
   Acor Single Bracket Carbon Bar Extension - AHB2711 - &pound;13.30 | Dotbike
 (http://www.dotbike.com/ProductsP8041.aspx?utm_source%3dinternal%26utm_medium%3d0%26utm_campaign%3dDDI)

Thanks, I'd forgotten that I needed one of these. They were always out of stock last winter. managed to get the last one!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 22, 2010, 02:14:52 pm
I've got one to mount my Vision One below my Carradice.  The clamp is an odd shape, and I've had to pack it out with a bit of inner tube.  The bar itself is far too smooth (and a bit narrow), and the light slips round, so I've had to use another bit of rubber there.

Otherwise, it's a good strong mount.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on September 22, 2010, 06:42:21 pm
I've got one to mount my Vision One below my Carradice.  The clamp is an odd shape, and I've had to pack it out with a bit of inner tube.  The bar itself is far too smooth (and a bit narrow), and the light slips round, so I've had to use another bit of rubber there.

Otherwise, it's a good strong mount.

Thanks for the info :) My bar is a bit of an odd flat bar as its fat in the middle (31.8 mm) and gets narrower as it goes out so I think I should be able to find a bit that's the right diameter for the clamp. Will have to go cannibalise the BSO tyres for some nice rubbery padding out bits for the light clamp!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on September 23, 2010, 07:15:15 pm
Just bought some Shimano boots (MT91), a Park Boot, and a single inner tube to see what that type is like.

I hoping that the boots are the correct size, otherwise I'll be into return and reorder hell!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on September 24, 2010, 07:42:53 pm
dhb finchdean shorts at 38% off, I have a pair already and I thought they were good at original price, dhb legwarmers and some yellow fluro overshoes from in motion products.

bring on the winter!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: RJ on September 24, 2010, 09:00:11 pm
Confirmed my bike scheme order (something very like this (http://road.cc/content/image/20766-ridgeback-world-voyage-full-bike) but with a couple of mods)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on September 26, 2010, 02:00:56 pm
A gilet. I'd have used it yesterday but didn't want a baselayer all day.
Some of the kona chevron gloves as I can only find one of mine and they are really quite comfy with minimal padding.

I've not ordered a new satmap bike mount back (yet). At nearly £30 I need to look harder for the one I know I've got somewhere.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on September 27, 2010, 06:43:34 pm
Bought a bicycle workstand from Aldi on the way home tonight.  Three of these, along with plenty of other cycling stuff, left in the East Ham shop.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on October 04, 2010, 10:48:20 am
Yesterday, bought a Helly Hansen base layer and a lightweight Altura race cape.  More suitable for the coming weather.  Also ordered a 50T Miche Primato 1/8 Inch Advanced Track Chainring from Wiggle.  50:17 here I come - 48:17 has been too small.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JT on October 04, 2010, 10:56:29 am
Waiting for a delivery from Wiggle of new brake cables, gear cables, white  bar tape, and a set of red Hudz to go on the carbon Centaur levers bought off here from Vorsprung.

Oh and a Shimergo widget from JTek.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on October 04, 2010, 01:01:46 pm
Yesterday I bought a box of heat-shrink tubing of various sizes from Aldi.

I might eventually get around to re-doing the electrics for my dynamo now.  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: SittingDuck on October 04, 2010, 01:04:23 pm
Pair of Karrimor thin winter goves for £2.99, from Sports Direct. Stretchy things and light enough to give full control with the fingers. They will be no good in mid winter but perfect for the chillier mornings we are now experiencing.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on October 04, 2010, 01:09:58 pm
A pair of rainlegs and some sealskinz hi-viz winter gloves.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on October 04, 2010, 02:01:40 pm
A couple of M520 pedals, and some Wellgo cleats, which I think will work with the SPDs, but cost substantially less.

Also, a couple of pairs of dhb Merston tights, for when the weather gets a bit colder.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on October 04, 2010, 03:11:24 pm
A 21t fixed sprocket and a chain
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on October 05, 2010, 11:47:09 am
Today A317 rim arrived at work sandwiched between two enormous pieces of cardboard.  Waiting for the hub so I can decide which spokes to buy.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Torslanda on October 05, 2010, 08:04:23 pm
PURPLE Uno quill stem just 'coz.

Some cheap panniers from SJSC looked useful and value for money.

And a copy of the original Topeak Panoram 'puter from the late 90s. Well, it was only 8 quid posted from Hong Kong. I'll keep you posted if runs backwards or owt . . .

luv'n'stuff

J
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on October 06, 2010, 09:21:48 am
And a copy of the original Topeak Panoram 'puter from the late 90s. Well, it was only 8 quid posted from Hong Kong. I'll keep you posted if runs backwards or owt . . .


I saw them on t'bay, thought about it for a nano-second then realised I have an original, which is fitted to purple bike.

Now if they did a copy of the panoram 12C, I would have one in a flash (the 12c was the one with cadence, but a smaller screen), or even better, if they did these ones updated to include cadence I would be a happy bunny :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andrewc on October 06, 2010, 02:17:16 pm
My Radbott 1000 has arrived from the US.   Ow, my eyes.....!

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on October 06, 2010, 08:54:46 pm
A new front light. A smart bspoke on a discount at wiggle. Not my main beam but I hope it will be a decent second and be seen light. Couldn't get a spare bracket for the non-broken light in a reasonable time.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tonycollinet on October 06, 2010, 11:43:30 pm
Alfine Sprocket (20 tooth)
Chain
Mars 4 rear light.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on October 07, 2010, 07:27:19 pm
New Cateye LED light to replace a 10-year old Cateye light of the more traditional bulb variety, which had faded for the last time.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on October 07, 2010, 07:51:06 pm
Just fitted my B&M Cyo light. Took it for a ride down the canal & was amazed at how bright it is.

Add it to my Foska skeleton jacket & 3M spoke reflectors and I should be visible :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nmcgann on October 07, 2010, 08:31:13 pm
A lumicycle 3-led head unit to go with my old lumicycle system. I've started doing hard evening training rides and my old 12W spot just isn't reaching far enough for the speeds I do on the back lanes out of town.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on October 08, 2010, 12:55:04 pm
Some 285mm DT competition spokes.
Some 286mm DT competition spokes.
A spoke head punch.
A nipple driver.

I am hoping to build a wheel when this stuff arrives.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on October 08, 2010, 03:10:58 pm
My Schwalbe Durano Plus 25c tyres arrived today  :)
Don't yet have my Schmidt dynohub wheel to fit one to yet though.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on October 08, 2010, 03:15:42 pm
A mounting bracket for the dyno-light for my commuter as well as brake/gear cables and bar tape for the Ribble.

A big :thumbsup: for SJS Cycles' customer service bods.  The website wouldn't accept a City postcode so I rang them.  The person I spoke to took contact details then someone rang me back to take my order.  That's service. :)
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on October 09, 2010, 05:40:23 pm
One of these

Topeak® Cycling Accessories — Products - HeadLux (http://www.topeak.com/products/Lights/headlux)

from Samways in Derby
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Katie on October 09, 2010, 11:21:09 pm
Nicked my mum's helmet. Don't suppose that counts though.

(Appear to have lost mine somewhere in my house, and riding the South Manchester hillclimb/freewheel tomorrow.  Ex who has my other one failed to deliver today, so I offered to go helmet-less as a one-off, but even at 23 I'm still under her thumb and told I have to wear one...)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on October 10, 2010, 12:25:14 am
My Schwalbe Durano Plus 25c tyres arrived today  :)

Where did you order them from?

I still haven't received the ones I ordered in August. I'm beginning to think Flatus wasn't joking when he said they're picky about who they sell them to.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on October 10, 2010, 12:27:07 am
We went into Life Cycles in Bildeston and bought some foam to replace the terribly tatty bar tape on Mrs. Wow's stoker bars.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on October 10, 2010, 12:36:57 am
My Schwalbe Durano Plus 25c tyres arrived today  :)

Where did you order them from?

I still haven't received the ones I ordered in August. I'm beginning to think Flatus wasn't joking when he said they're picky about who they sell them to.

d.


They are from petracycles (http://www.petracycles.co.uk/schwalbe-durano-plus-700x25c-folding-tyre-smart-guard-black-380g-25622-p-72951.html)
and arrived 3 days after I ordered them, however they are now showing as out of stock again. GL!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 10, 2010, 12:43:40 am
We went into Life Cycles in Bildeston and bought some foam to replace the terribly tatty bar tape on Mrs. Wow's stoker bars.

As I mentioned, if it proves useful, you can get metre lengths of the stuff from Rose:

http://roseversand.com/bike-parts/handlebars/handlebar-accessories/grips/soft-grips-one-piece-.html?cid=156&detail=10&detail2=1137 (http://roseversand.com/bike-parts/handlebars/handlebar-accessories/grips/soft-grips-one-piece-.html?cid=156&detail=10&detail2=1137)

Isopropyl alcohol is my seekrit magic lubricant for getting the things on and off.  I believe hairspray works similarly well, and to a much lesser extent, soapy water.  Alcohol type stuff has the distinct advantage of not leaving a residue that will turn back into a lubricant when it rains.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on October 10, 2010, 08:12:57 am
Whiskey has an alcohol content,does it not?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on October 10, 2010, 09:02:11 am
Whiskey has an alcohol content,does it not?

Yes, but who'd use it to fit bar tape?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on October 10, 2010, 10:02:43 am
Whiskey has an alcohol content,does it not?

Yes, but who'd use it to fit bar tape?

Vodka then
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on October 10, 2010, 10:05:16 am
Not yet, but I am about to. I broke my chain this morning and fell off. I need a new chain, bar tape, and a new arm warmer. I think that is all. The scuffed lever, pedal and rear mech will survive.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on October 10, 2010, 11:57:21 am
Whiskey has an alcohol content,does it not?

Yes, but who'd use it to fit bar tape?

It makes me fall over when on my pins so p'raps not a good idea to use fallingdownlube on thje bike at all :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on October 11, 2010, 05:18:33 am
My Schwalbe Durano Plus 25c tyres arrived today  :)

Where did you order them from?

I still haven't received the ones I ordered in August. I'm beginning to think Flatus wasn't joking when he said they're picky about who they sell them to.

d.


they are now showing back in stock at petracycles :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on October 11, 2010, 01:27:41 pm
Whiskey has an alcohol content,does it not?

Yes, but who'd use it to fit bar tape?

Oh, I might use whiskey for that.  Wouldn't use whisky, though.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on October 11, 2010, 01:35:12 pm
I've ordered a pair of Schwalbe Land Cruiser tyres to try to deter the p uncture fairy on my towpath jaunts and to get some grip.

I'm toying with the idea of getting a new stem and bar grips for my MTB.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on October 11, 2010, 02:54:16 pm
they are now showing back in stock at petracycles :)

Thanks for the tip-off.  :thumbsup:

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JT on October 11, 2010, 05:24:14 pm
Got some Shimano winter boots with some birthday money and a buff, and a dog buff for The Ted.  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Regulator on October 12, 2010, 08:24:33 am
Got some Shimano winter boots with some birthday money and a buff, and a dog buff for The Ted.  ;D


He needs something to cover up that diamante collar....  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on October 12, 2010, 11:25:29 am
Clear Madison d'arcs lenses on eBay for 5.99. Stop the cold wind making my eyes water... Sob sob
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Mobbsy on October 12, 2010, 01:10:32 pm
Crud Roadracer Mk2 mudguards
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on October 12, 2010, 01:20:39 pm
Yay my Schmidt dynamo hub wheel has arrived. Unfortunately they sent the wrong type of Cyo with it (they sent the non sensor version, I ordered the BML64) so I can't try it out yet. Will have a mess around this afternoon and fit it with a tyre though :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on October 12, 2010, 02:29:40 pm
I finally got a bunch of bits resent from EBC when the Royal Mail managed to deliver it (and get it signed for) at the wrong place (I know not where).

Someone in Southwark has three sets of bar tape, two skewers (TACX turbo & Bob) and a pair of Bobnutz that they don't know what to do with.

But hey - I have too, and I know exactly what to do with all of them :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on October 12, 2010, 03:23:24 pm
Yesterday I got a 105 freehub body, a torque wrench, some bar tape and some kool stops. 
All of which was surprisingly expensive

Today I resisted buying a Hope hub but how long I can hold out I don't know  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LindaG on October 12, 2010, 03:26:57 pm
Well, I changed the spec on the width of the bars on my new Pompino. I wish it would hurry up and be delivered.  I'm quite interested to see these crinkly spacers in the flesh.

Like this (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HSPXALSPACER-118-BLK/superlight-headset-spacer-pack---11-8---black-bike-build-%5Bcboopmprs%5D)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on October 12, 2010, 03:28:37 pm
I love Hope, but their freehubs are VERY LOUD!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JohnP on October 12, 2010, 04:31:00 pm
Just bought a MTB rear brake cable inner from lbs that I try to avoid whenever possible.   It's the first time I shopped there since they insisted on calling me "buddy" seven times when I was trying to spend money.  May be OK for that Essex cooking kid but not for me.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on October 12, 2010, 05:51:09 pm
Well, I changed the spec on the width of the bars on my new Pompino. I wish it would hurry up and be delivered.  I'm quite interested to see these crinkly spacers in the flesh.

Like this (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HSPXALSPACER-118-BLK/superlight-headset-spacer-pack---11-8---black-bike-build-%5Bcboopmprs%5D)

They are unpleasant if you hit your knee against them.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tatanab on October 12, 2010, 06:11:18 pm
Michelin Krylion in 25 width.

From Welcom on XXcycle (http://www.xxcycle.com/php/boutique/page.php?nom=ACCUEIL ) in France  Postage was a bit pricy which bumped the price to about £25 each.  5 days delivery!  I could not find any in the UK.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Pippa on October 12, 2010, 07:09:38 pm
I parted with some initial funds to secure n+1

Now waiting for december and new Roberts touring bikey  :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on October 12, 2010, 07:37:40 pm
I parted with some initial funds to secure n+1

Now waiting for december and new Roberts touring bikey  :D

Wow
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on October 12, 2010, 09:43:06 pm
Coool :D. What colour?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 12, 2010, 09:52:43 pm
Oooo.

Advance congrats  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nmcgann on October 12, 2010, 09:58:28 pm
Lumicycle Led3si head unit for my old NiMh system. It's very bright  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on October 12, 2010, 10:21:09 pm
Some winter boots from Merlin and a good price :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on October 12, 2010, 10:32:08 pm
Bonny 700c mudguards for my 26-inch wheeled hybrid .... fiddly, but done! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on October 13, 2010, 12:02:27 pm
Well, I changed the spec on the width of the bars on my new Pompino. I wish it would hurry up and be delivered.  I'm quite interested to see these crinkly spacers in the flesh.

Like this (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HSPXALSPACER-118-BLK/superlight-headset-spacer-pack---11-8---black-bike-build-%5Bcboopmprs%5D)

They are unpleasant if you hit your knee against them.

I've got those on the Kaffenback, and I don't think I've ever managed to hit my knee on them.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 13, 2010, 06:58:20 pm
I parted with some initial funds to secure n+1

Now waiting for december and new Roberts touring bikey  :D

So, will you need to buy a matching tent to go with it?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on October 13, 2010, 08:20:33 pm
Well, I changed the spec on the width of the bars on my new Pompino. I wish it would hurry up and be delivered.  I'm quite interested to see these crinkly spacers in the flesh.

Like this (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HSPXALSPACER-118-BLK/superlight-headset-spacer-pack---11-8---black-bike-build-%5Bcboopmprs%5D)

They are unpleasant if you hit your knee against them.

I've got those on the Kaffenback, and I don't think I've ever managed to hit my knee on them.

Oh. I have often managed to cut, graze, or gouge my knees on the headset bolts or crinkle cut spacers on a variety of bikes when climbing out of the saddle.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JT on October 13, 2010, 08:35:16 pm
Not bought today but my JTek shiftmate widget (to enable Shimergo gearing) arrived from the US today.  :thumbsup: Via customs in the UK who charged me import duty.  >:( Bastards.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Karla on October 14, 2010, 03:22:53 pm
My Profile T2+ (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=26977) tribars arrived in the post today, now I'm itching to get home and fit them on the bike.  A Blackburn Mars 1.0 rear light and a new bottom bracket should also be winging their ways to me from Parker as I type - I've been on an autumn spending spree.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on October 14, 2010, 03:27:00 pm
I have still managed to not buy a Hope hub

The adjustable stem arrived yesterday though so hopefully I will be able to play with that at the weekend.  Quiet there at the back.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 14, 2010, 03:29:36 pm
down to market to get a wire brush - found a packet of 6 - 2 nylon, 2 brass, 2 wire, all small enough to fit into nooks and crannies.

£1.50
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on October 14, 2010, 11:05:42 pm
I've been umming and ah-ing over a Topeak Road Morph for my touring bike - getting a Wiggle £5 voucher clinched the deal.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on October 14, 2010, 11:14:04 pm
I've been umming and ah-ing over a Topeak Road Morph for my touring bike - getting a Wiggle £5 voucher clinched the deal.

Ummm ahh oooh  yeeerrs, that looks nice!  I was only thinking today that maybe I've acquired all the cycling gadgets, gismos and widgets I'll ever need ...  maybe not!  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 14, 2010, 11:38:11 pm
Scored a set of shiny new bar-end shifters on eBay, and ordered some brake levers from CRC, to replace those damaged yesterday.  Reckon I should be okay to ride the 'bent by the time I've got and fitted those.  Upright might take a little longer.

Either way, I'm going to Whitstable next week, even if I have to ride all the way to London through an oil slick and a whole army of rage-infected badgers, dammit.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on October 15, 2010, 09:22:21 am
True Grit.  We'll have to start calling you Rooster Cogburn.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on October 15, 2010, 09:36:25 am
Some Duranos, which are now fitted.

I'd better cross-post this on the fettling thread.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on October 16, 2010, 12:14:23 pm
A pair of 25C Durano Plus arrived in the post this morning. At last! Hurrah!

Thanks, Feline, for the pointer in the direction of Petracycles. Never used them before but will probably use them again.  :thumbsup:

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 16, 2010, 02:20:38 pm
Shifters and levers arrived this morning.  The sun's out, my leg hurts: today is fettling day.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Clandy on October 16, 2010, 06:04:43 pm
Went a bit spendy today.

A pair of Specialized BG Tahoe mtb shoes (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=47115). It is unbelievable how comfortable these are. The nearest thing to trainers with cleats I've ever worn!

A Minoura V150 Magturbo trainer (http://www.minourausa.com/english/trainer-e/tire-e/v150-e.html). Used it twice today, incredible how much resistance it can give and how quiet it is compared to my old Tacx. I can now hear the radio/TV while training, wonderful!

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on October 16, 2010, 06:14:44 pm
Crud Roadracer Mk2s for the fixed, to avoid sporting a brown stripe up my back all winter.
Klickflix adapter so that I can go shopping on the fixed bike when I want to, without sullying it with (shudder) panniers.
A Brixton Cycles cap, to fly the flag for a great LBS.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on October 16, 2010, 06:32:35 pm

A Brixton Cycles cap, to fly the flag for a great LBS.


Another good call
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JohnP on October 16, 2010, 08:17:50 pm
dhb Pace Roubaix Tight from Wiggle.  Actually ordered on Friday afternoon and delivered this morning before noon.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Lycra Man on October 16, 2010, 09:09:53 pm
Popped into Decathlon Surrey Quays on Wednesday, and bought 2 x bib shorts @ £15.99, 1 x arm warmers, 1 x leg warmers and 1 x track mitts. Total was £58.00 or so.

Got the leg warmers home and on putting them on for first ride realised I had two left legs (that is, two left leg warmers). My own legs are fine. Matched pair, don't you know. Contacted them about returns, and sent them back today.

Otherwise amazed by very good value of bib shorts. Notgtested over any length of ride yet, but look anf feel lovey.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: matthew on October 17, 2010, 12:27:27 am
No purchase (yet) but I spent about an hour talking yukons with Paul Smith today and will take a similar look at the september Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on October 21, 2010, 11:12:05 am
Just ordered a pair of Madison Shield Protec roubaix tights (http://www.petracycles.co.uk/shield-protec-men39s-roubaix-tight-black-nonpadded-medium-p-38029.html) from Petracycles. Good price. Fingers crossed, they might even arrive in time for tomorrow's FNRttC...

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on October 21, 2010, 04:04:17 pm
Well I just bought three Accu-Chek Glucometers, one for home, one for work, and one for the bike!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on October 21, 2010, 05:25:49 pm
I returned a Mavic A317 Disc to Chain Reaction Cycles.

It was dirty and had been used.  The give away were the tyre marks inside the rim.  I probably would not have noticed if someone had bothered to wipe away the dust and finger prints and marks left by sticky labels.

Possibly it had only been used for photographing tyres.  I should have been told and the rim should have been cleaned.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on October 22, 2010, 04:56:33 pm
I ordered two Mavic A317 Disc rims from Bike24.  I had planned to buy one locally but LBS's phone was engaged the several times I rang it so I could not check if they had it or not.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on October 22, 2010, 05:51:22 pm
A pair of Crud RoadRacer MKII mudgaurds for the Trek (actually mrs. jogler bought them for me) :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Marj on October 22, 2010, 05:52:31 pm
A pair of seal skinz gloves in pink.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on October 25, 2010, 06:43:48 pm
I got my delivery from Urban Hunter (http://www.urbanhunter.biz/) today, which had a Fabric Horse Lock Holster (http://www.urbanhunter.biz/shop/catalogue.php?item_id=339), an R.E. Load ProTool/Organiser Roll (http://www.urbanhunter.biz/shop/catalogue.php?item_id=636), and a pot of Chain-L No 5 (http://www.urbanhunter.biz/shop/catalogue.php?item_id=536), which was worth it just for the name!

The Tool Roll looks promising, similar to a traditional leather tool roll, but made from more modern, cow friendly material.  It looks like it should fill up with tools a treat, and should hopefully stop the substantial holes that some tools seem to manage to put in everything else I've used to carry tools!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on October 25, 2010, 10:21:51 pm
Finished the last of my bike cleaner and degreaser on Sunday, so time to stock up.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on October 26, 2010, 02:20:54 pm
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/DSC00082.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on October 26, 2010, 02:44:27 pm
Very nice...I imagine ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: starkj73 on October 26, 2010, 03:01:49 pm
In a very short time I will be collecting one of these - Genesis Latitude 00 (http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/mountain/latitude/latitude-00)

 :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on October 26, 2010, 03:21:14 pm
It's a very nice mtb,but a bit of an anti-climax after BOAB's post ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on October 26, 2010, 04:07:12 pm
Very nice...I imagine ;D
Every girl should have bike knickers.
Shame they're rubbish for cycling in.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on October 26, 2010, 07:52:26 pm
A 22-tooth sprocket for my SA 5-speed hub so I can get a lower low gear.  The old one was 20-tooth so it'll only be 10% or so lower.  I'm not sure if I'll notice the difference but it was only £2.99 so I thought worth a punt.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on October 27, 2010, 07:22:55 pm
Campagnolo Heritage woolen top. Dromarti cycling shoes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on October 28, 2010, 06:20:41 pm
My Assos winter socks arrived  ;D  Still haven't ordered any winter shoes as cannot find any womens MTB warm ones at all grrrrrr.

Also have some new winter gloves, I was after a gel padded and yet warm and waterproof kind and these look good but were no reviews yet so I think I am a guinea pig  BBB Ladyshield Womens Winter Gloves BWG13 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=45060)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on October 28, 2010, 06:35:04 pm
I got a cannister of gas for the 3amses on the York-Whitby ride tomorrow.  Also a new pair of mitts, which aren't the sort I'd usually wear, but they didn't have any stock of those in my size.  I'll see how they go.  I may wear them on the Whitby run as well, since I won't have any particular costume, but I can at least wear largely black stuff, for a proper goth cyclist look (ie black tights, black baggy trousers, black yacf jersey, black mitts).  None of my cycling shoes are black unfortunately, darkish brown will have to be good enough!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on October 28, 2010, 07:16:07 pm
Deep drop brakes, two cogs and a lock ring.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on October 28, 2010, 08:57:02 pm
I bought some chaintugs.

That don't fit :facepalm:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: toofewteeth on October 28, 2010, 10:16:55 pm
Pair of shimano MW80 winter boots. IME overshoes are a PITA, so I hope these will reduce need for same. Didn't actually buy them today, were delivered (to work) yesterday & I picked them up  today as was out yesterday.  No LBS had them or suitable alternative in stock in right size, nor any clear idea of when or indeed whether, they would, so had to use interweb. Cheaper too, for that matter..
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on October 28, 2010, 10:17:47 pm
I bought some chaintugs.

That don't fit :facepalm:

If it's any consolation I bought one a few weeks ago not realising they won't work with a forward facing horizontal dropout.  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: border-rider on October 28, 2010, 10:24:39 pm
Sturmey S2C (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/products/hubs/cid/7/id/55) Duomatic kickshift 2 speed hub with coaster brake, and two black EXAL LX17 (http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b131s116p1565) rims
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 28, 2010, 11:03:42 pm
for a proper goth cyclist look (ie black tights, black baggy trousers, black yacf jersey, black mitts)

That's the Kim look, how goth do you need?  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on October 28, 2010, 11:55:28 pm
Sturmey S2C (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/products/hubs/cid/7/id/55) Duomatic kickshift 2 speed hub with coaster brake, and two black EXAL LX17 (http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b131s116p1565) rims

Excellent, let us know how the hub works for you.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 29, 2010, 04:44:03 pm
What I suspect to be the last pair of size XL Pearl Izumi Sugar knickers on the planet arrived this morning by FedEx.  This is a very, very good thing.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on October 29, 2010, 05:20:33 pm
Today's purchase is in five pieces in the car. Dez is driving and has the pleasure of the M25 at rush hour. We are returning from a quick visit to the delightful Volio Towers and I am now the proud owner of a tricycle.

My winter project is to learn how to ride it in a direction of my choosing. The aim is to ride it on the First WARTY in Spring.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on October 30, 2010, 04:32:24 pm
I went to the lbs today to buy a smaller set of toe-clips and walked out with two new spd pedals, a new pair of shoes on my feet and a considerably lighter wallet.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on November 01, 2010, 04:55:11 pm
An XXS cycling helmet.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on November 01, 2010, 05:39:53 pm
A cycling cap  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 02, 2010, 11:23:17 am
A power widget for my car GPS, which I claim is cycling stuff since I use the car to move the bike around mostly!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 03, 2010, 08:07:01 pm
An Arkel Randonneur Rack and TrailRider Trunk Bag.  Expensive, but Arkel stuff seems to be well put together.

I prefer the idea of the Randonneur Rack over more traditional seat pin mounted racks, which I'm worried do seem to have quite a lot of leverage.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on November 04, 2010, 01:40:16 pm
My Brooks B17 S arrived this morning and is sat with the proofide soaking in waiting for a test ride  :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 04, 2010, 01:49:41 pm
Some baggy shorts, and having just used my last spare Marathon Supreme, three news ones available as and when I want to change any of the current ones.

Also some bar tape for n+2, and a couple of boxes of apple and bananananana energy gels (I thought I'd try the High5 ones, since they're a lot cheaper than the Torq stuff).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on November 04, 2010, 04:22:35 pm
Just got some Shimano MT60 Goretex MTB shoes, as the Lake ones I got last week didn't fit
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on November 04, 2010, 04:58:17 pm
Assos FI Uno S5 Logo Bib Shorts, I've been waiting for these to come into stock for a few months as the mille shorts have been changed are are a lot looser than they used to be  :(
Assos Spring/Fall Coolmax Socks white & Assos Chamois Cream.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: robgul on November 04, 2010, 05:01:07 pm
Not a purchase as such .... but I bought a length of alloy rod at B&Q which I then bent into one of those hook type things that you use when the bike's in a workstand ... to keep the front bars/forks/wheel in alignment.    Have now embellished with some plastic tubing to ensure that frame paintwork doesn't get scratched.

Rob
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andygates on November 04, 2010, 05:08:39 pm
A turbo trainer.  Mmm, dark and cold.  Mmm, MTV bikini dancers. :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 04, 2010, 05:09:59 pm
Over 200 quids worth of tools and parts for a Campag cassette hub. No wonder they've just about stopped making hubs, they aren't very good at it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Clandy on November 04, 2010, 05:58:35 pm
Last Sunday downloaded the Cyclemeter app, very useful! Also grabbed the Bike Hub and IPayRoadTax apps.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clifftaylor on November 04, 2010, 06:58:43 pm
On Tuesday I bought a Kinesis T2 frame, and carboforks which are somewhere between there and here :thumbsup:
In a porcelfarce depot or lorry :'(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on November 04, 2010, 08:20:59 pm
An XXS cycling helmet.

It arrived! But the owner is asleep and so can't try it on her.

Knucklehead 'Lil Runt from the Weeride distributors. The only helmet I could find that goes down to 44cm (the 46cm helmet we tried on her in Halfords rattled around a bit too much for my liking, despite her last head measurement by the health visitor being 46cm - those 'red books' come in useful for some things!).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on November 06, 2010, 02:33:52 am
My new Sidi MTB Diablo goretex winter boots arrived today.
   Wiggle | Sidi MTB Diablo Gore-Tex Boots 2011 Offroad Shoes
 (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sidi-mtb-diablo-gore-tex-boots-2011/)

I took a chance and ordered a size up from my Shimano MTB shoes to allow the wearing of more than one pair of socks in them, and they seem to be a decent fit. Enough toe wriggle room to hopefully stop numbness but they don't slip around at the heel. With 4 velcro straps it should be easy enough to get the tightness right depending on sock layerage.

I've just put some Shimano MTB cleats on them so should be able to test them out over next few days.
It occurred to me today that I would never spend this much on a normal pair of shoes. i once spent £100 on some nice Boden suede heels with leather souls and my dog ate them! He ain't getting anywhere near my Sidis!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on November 07, 2010, 07:23:41 pm
(Yesterday...)
I left an optimistic deposit at the LBS for a replacement drive belt for the Trek.  Optimistic in that I doubt they'll be able to source one, and I won't see my money again.
Then again, they've another belt-drive Trek in their showroom, so I could just buy that, and a sprocket, chainring and chain to convert one or the other to the far-too-many-metal-moving-parts drive that seems to be so prevalent these days.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on November 07, 2010, 09:34:12 pm
A B&M Cyo off ebay for about £66 total, seeing as I've had a dynamo wheel lying about in the garage for over a year.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on November 08, 2010, 01:16:04 pm
(Yesterday...)
I left an optimistic deposit at the LBS for a replacement drive belt for the Trek.  Optimistic in that I doubt they'll be able to source one, and I won't see my money again.
Then again, they've another belt-drive Trek in their showroom, so I could just buy that, and a sprocket, chainring and chain to convert one or the other to the far-too-many-metal-moving-parts drive that seems to be so prevalent these days.
Update: They're asking Fifty Notes for a new rubber-band toothed belt. :o
And this one isn't really worn out, it's just that I can't pull the back wheel any further back as it's at the limit of the slots.  So they're going to investigate getting a larger rear sprocket.  (Which is good, as I wanted lower gears anyway.)  I'll buy the replacement belt, compare the new one with the worn one, and see if the lengths are noticeably different.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 08, 2010, 02:13:28 pm
Phil Woods are now doing Gates belt drive components http://www.philwood.com/products/bdrive/bdcogs.php  They aren't cheap.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 08, 2010, 03:34:34 pm
Update: They're asking Fifty Notes for a new rubber-band toothed belt. :o

That seems like a depressingly strong argument for a far-too-many-metal-moving-parts drive   :-\

No doubt they can be obtained for 3 quid a go from the right industrial rubber band supplier, iff you can work out what it is...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on November 08, 2010, 03:41:21 pm
They're asking Fifty Notes for a new rubber-band toothed belt. :o

Have you looked here (http://www.bearingshopuk.co.uk/spa-section-cogged-50-c.asp) ?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: cyclone on November 08, 2010, 03:54:45 pm
You need to know the teeth pitch and the exact length to get the correct size belt.......Genuine Harley belts are over £200, aftermarket £140.....Sorry for being off topic...

Yes, s/h light thanks gene hunt. Planet X for 2 x cheap tyres, stem, bar tape, and different adaptor for the front mech on the Mercian...And then there's Xmas to think about... ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on November 08, 2010, 03:57:08 pm
You need to know the teeth pitch and the exact length to get the correct size belt.......

Is that info not usually printed onto the outside circ. of the belt?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on November 09, 2010, 01:58:56 pm
A set of rollers. Sounds worryingly like I may delve into the murky world of "training".
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve GT on November 09, 2010, 02:41:05 pm
2 X Michelin Pro race 3 tyres.
5 innertubes
SPD cleats for the Missus's new winter boots
1 Innovations Second Wind Carbon Road Pump
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Polar Bear on November 09, 2010, 02:42:49 pm
Yesterday evening but it was two tyres for MH and a couple of spares for the tourers.   Almost the last of the Schwalbe Marathon HS308 stock in existence I reckon!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris S on November 09, 2010, 02:47:51 pm
A set of rollers. Sounds worryingly like I may delve into the murky world of "training".

Can I come round and play with your rollers please?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 09, 2010, 02:49:18 pm
A set of rollers. Sounds worryingly like I may delve into the murky world of "training".

Can I come round and play with your rollers please?

That's a smooth line in patter ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on November 09, 2010, 03:02:45 pm
I've now got one of these!
   Wiggle | Elite Crono Hydromag Elastogel Trainer Turbo Trainers
 (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-crono-hydromag-elastogel-trainer/)

I am hoping I can break in my Brooks while riding on it!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 09, 2010, 03:06:17 pm
Just got a duty invoice for the last pair of decent shorts on the planet (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=13438.msg760710#msg760710).  Humbug.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 09, 2010, 04:30:17 pm
I've never quite understood these companies issuing an invoice for the duty after they've delivered the goods.  I suspect that if you don't pay it, it wouldn't be worth their effort to chase you up.  I wonder why they don't hang onto stuff until you've paid up, like the Post Office does?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on November 09, 2010, 04:34:17 pm
An XXS cycling helmet.
:D Cool  8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on November 09, 2010, 04:47:26 pm
A set of rollers. Sounds worryingly like I may delve into the murky world of "training".


don't forget your hairnet
(http://www.corrie.net/profiles/characters/ogden_hilda1984.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Flying_Monkey on November 09, 2010, 04:50:42 pm
I bought my first ever item of Rapha gear... they had their caps on sale (the grey ones with the stripe) and I have always liked them. Given their normal prices, it's probably my last ever item of Rapha gear too.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on November 09, 2010, 09:13:54 pm
A set of rollers. Sounds worryingly like I may delve into the murky world of "training".

Can I come round and play with your rollers please?
Sure. You can hold my bike while I scream like a girl and fail to turn the pedals.
We spent far too long this evening putting them together and now I am too tired to ride... As in, I tried, screamed etc as above and gave up.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris S on November 09, 2010, 09:16:01 pm
A set of rollers. Sounds worryingly like I may delve into the murky world of "training".

Can I come round and play with your rollers please?
Sure. You can hold my bike while I scream like a girl and fail to turn the pedals.
We spent far too long this evening putting them together and now I am too tired to ride... As in, I tried, screamed etc as above and gave up.

Wotcha doing this weekend? Nudge nudge...  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 09, 2010, 09:39:20 pm
I spent an "amusing" evening in Charlotte's Sekrat Bunker, when we did the light testing, with Charlotte on rollers, testing out Dynamo lights. :-\

It didn't encourage me to ever try out rollers!


I just put in some orders to ChainReaction for some red bottle cages to go onto n+1, a computer for it as well, some Garmin GPS mounts, and a heap of inner tubes.

ChainReaction have been doing pretty well out of me recently!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 09, 2010, 09:53:03 pm
Tip for learning to ride rollers: put them in a narrow doorway at about elbow or shoulder location and use a big gear. More speed helps.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 09, 2010, 10:07:07 pm
Another tip: buy a set with tapered rollers
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 09, 2010, 10:11:33 pm
...and I just bought three 10-speed Mavic chains at £9-45, instead of their original price of £37 each!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 10, 2010, 02:42:20 pm
A pair of replacement red bike hoods to solve this problem:

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/RivalWhiteHoods.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on November 10, 2010, 02:52:43 pm
A Selle Mont Grappa Old Leather Saddle from Planet X

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/P1020423.jpg)

Write up here: Selle Mont Grappa Leather saddles (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=40354.0)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Clandy on November 10, 2010, 04:59:02 pm
A Continental trainer tyre.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 11, 2010, 11:02:47 am
Just ordered a Hope Vision 1 from Wiggle
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on November 11, 2010, 07:24:34 pm
Two new Cateye Uno lights for my bike, after some tosser stole the last one.  Positioned either side of the Klickfix mount, it looks as if my bike has escaped from the film Short Circuit

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1232/5166976292_c7abc7b810.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on November 11, 2010, 11:37:50 pm
Two new Cateye Uno lights for my bike, after some tosser stole the last one.  Positioned either side of the Klickfix mount, it looks as if my bike has escaped from the film Short Circuit

Yeah it has 2 eyes and a  tongue, awesome!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 12, 2010, 01:37:12 pm
Just ordered a Hope Vision 1 from Wiggle

It's arrived  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JohnP on November 12, 2010, 03:37:07 pm
Was gooing to be a rant but nice shop fixed it for me.

Bought a Trek 7.5FX a few weeks back.  Decided that I wanted bar ends as on previous Scott.  Bought ends, got them home and found that Trek has reinvented the handlebar for 2011.  TinyURL.com - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL (http://preview.tinyurl.com/2crojh8)
Must say the bars were very comfortable on local roads.

However, the bar has been "squashed" at both ends to allow the antivibe pad to be set in and the bar plug had a matching lump cut out.  Normal bar ends wouldn't fit - actually not enough bar end to clamp on to.

Shop contacted Trek who offered "just what the customer needs" - £64 carbon ends instead of the £10 alloy ends.  Shop did a deal and I was almost prepared to pay £30.

Took bike to shop and asked them to check the ends would be safe and fit for me.  Long to short - they clamped in just the same way and the mechanic wouldn't let me try them.

Choices was to not have ends OR replacement standard bars, replacement grips and alloy ends.  Left bike at shop for it to be sorted.

Collected bike this morning; new bars of same width and rise as before, new ergo grips of same shape as before, alloy bar ends fitted, barbag klickfix transferred across, all setup ready to ride.

COST?  £10 for the ends ONLY. 

Big thanks to TriSports of Letchworth.  Friendly, helpfull, good range of stock, always ready to help out.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on November 12, 2010, 04:13:07 pm
that's good to hear :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mike on November 13, 2010, 05:19:10 pm
not cycling stuffs, but was bullied by the scary lady in the running shop into buying a pair of these Fivefinger Ksos | Barefoot Junkie (http://www.vibrams.co.uk/buy-ksos.php) to try and fix my dodgy shins and calves.  Tried em round the park before my 'proper' run this afternoon and loved them! 


Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 13, 2010, 06:55:11 pm
Just ordered another rear light. :-[

Well, someone needs to test out a new model.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Cunobelin on November 13, 2010, 07:53:23 pm
Bought a GoPro Wide camera and after a week of the usual hassle with inflexible couriers it has been collected.

Unfortunately they have sent me the HD version and invoiced me for the cheaper one!

I am awaiting instructions........
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nightrider on November 13, 2010, 08:07:40 pm
Finally got some mapping for my gps the whole of Great Britain for £80.Advice on how to use it of YACF free.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on November 13, 2010, 08:08:00 pm
I am tempted to start saving for a camera.  I'm fed up of the shit we have to put up with.

As it is, I ordered some cable & heatshrink for Butterfly's lighting (as recommended by Kim, so it must be good :) )
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 13, 2010, 09:44:48 pm
I just put in an order for some Michelin Pro 3 Races (in red of course!) from ChainReaction, at £22-49 each, which seems like good deal.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on November 13, 2010, 09:46:15 pm
I just put in an order for some Michelin Pro 3 Races (in red of course!) from ChainReaction, at £22-49 each, which seems like good deal.

Nice tyres, I have them on my Planet X. That is a good price for them.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 13, 2010, 09:57:01 pm
ChainReaction are doing them at £24-99 for 3 or more, and with the 10% discount I can currently get, that's another £2-49 off.

If you don't mind having them in Tobacco Digital Blue (I'm not sure if they're folding), you can get them for £17-98 each! (possibly plus another 10% off, if you can get that).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ashaman42 on November 13, 2010, 09:58:50 pm
Have just ordered an Topeak Road Morph from Wiggle with the help of a £5 voucher they emailed me for not buying anything recently.

Fed up of riding on a soggy 60psi tyre after faerie incidents as that's all I can manage with my current on-bike pump.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 13, 2010, 10:04:04 pm
A cheap track pump (or even better, an expensive track pump!) is a good idea for such events.  I've often been too knackered after a day at work to pump a tyre up to full pressure, so have waited until I got home to pump them back up all the way.

Of course, with modern decent bomb tyres on the commuter, that's luckily a rarity anyway.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ashaman42 on November 13, 2010, 10:38:20 pm
Oh I have a track pump at home and check the tyres every morning before I set off. Normally deflate them and refill as not sure about the gauge accuracy when attaching to a 'full' tyre.

Just don't like having to ride any distance after a puncture (whilst out and about) on 60psi, whilst I've been fine so far I find myself continually worrying about dinking the rim on something and I'm sure it's harder work even if it is all in my mind.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gattopardo on November 13, 2010, 10:41:21 pm
Well bought a karrimor cycling jacket and a couple of frames.

Just done an order with chain reaction and gone through one with parker international.

Hopefully that means I have enough bit to piece together a couple of bikes to sell to the masses but no idea how it will sell this month.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 16, 2010, 06:32:26 pm
Some 700C×32 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes for my spare tyres pile, from ChainReaction, since they just sent me an email telling me they're in stock.  Hopefully I'll have beaten the rush!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on November 16, 2010, 11:43:17 pm
2 little flashy rear lights for extra visibility and one of the last remaining Brooks L'Eroica woollen cycling jerseys left in the wild.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Simonb on November 17, 2010, 09:11:34 pm
- SKS mudguards (black)
- New wheel build "Ambrosio Excellight SSC"

From Harry Rowland's shed.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Dinamo on November 18, 2010, 11:21:13 pm
Yesterday I bought a 1990's Peugeot Equipe bike.
Great bike in good condition, hardly used, a grey and pink frame. 50 quid  ;D
Will post some pictures in Members bikes over the weekend
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Rhys W on November 18, 2010, 11:27:42 pm
A Mars Click rear light, and a pretty cool Belgian-style winter cap with earflaps. Sunday looks to be below 10 deg C so review next week!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 19, 2010, 12:14:46 am
Something was delivered to the neighbours whilst I was at work, but I don't think they'll appreciate me knocking on their door at this time. ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on November 19, 2010, 03:07:18 pm
Wiggle parcel arrived with some Defeet woolie socks and a spare Garmin cadence/speed sensor for my turbo trainer bike which is not yet in working order.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 19, 2010, 04:27:24 pm
Some 26" inner tubes, after the catastrophic failure of what turned out to be my last spare while crammed into a 700c tyre yesterday.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GrahamG on November 19, 2010, 05:30:09 pm
I totally splurged today. After moaning about cheap DHB kit and putting an SR series in my diary I went and got some Assos shorts, oh, and a winter glove set. My god, I'm skint now.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 19, 2010, 05:47:01 pm
Something was delivered to the neighbours whilst I was at work, but I don't think they'll appreciate me knocking on their door at this time. ;D

It turned out to be four separate parcels, from three different delivery companies, only one of which had actually bothered to put a card through my door. :-\

Anyway, two separate deliveries of tyres from ChainReaction and Wiggle, a rather nice Topeak bike stand, and some FiberFix emergency repair spokes from Jenson USA.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on November 19, 2010, 07:40:24 pm
1 new spoke. I hope that I got the right measurements etc.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 21, 2010, 08:30:07 am
1 new spoke. I hope that I got the right measurements etc.

... and some FiberFix emergency repair spokes from Jenson USA.

You can always borrow one of mine. ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: cyclone on November 21, 2010, 09:33:27 am
Well in the past week - Midge bars, o/s stem to fit said bars, pair of Conti ultra sports, selle anatomica saddle and some Marathons...got my eye on a frame or two on t'bay....Must sell some more stuff so I can buy new  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hulver on November 25, 2010, 04:57:38 pm
Just bought an EBC trailer.

I might have also arranged for a Winter hack n+1.  :-[

Well, it was just sat there, looking lonely.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 25, 2010, 06:10:35 pm
A set of Sainsburys Silicone Kid's Utensils.  I reckon the spoon and spatula are perfect for cycle camping, non-scratch (for my non-stick pans), and small and lightweight.

I'm not sure what to do with the brush thing, which is presumably for basting roasts and similar.  Not something I'm likely to need camping.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on November 25, 2010, 07:49:16 pm

I'm not sure what to do with the brush thing, which is presumably for basting roasts and similar.  Not something I'm likely to need camping.

Give it to Talisker as a toy.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on November 25, 2010, 08:04:28 pm
Bought some thermal socks from Marks.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 25, 2010, 08:14:01 pm
I have asked Cycle Heaven in York to order-in a Surly chain tug.I shall collect it on Friday 10th Dec on my way upto Deano's YorkshireXmasPudding ride the following day
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 25, 2010, 08:25:37 pm
Jogler, if they get it in early or your timings go awry so you won't get to York with enough time or whatever do feel free to shout if you want me to pick up for you.  I go within 2 minutes of there every Thursday, and it's not exactly a million miles from the CrinklyDen even if it necessitated a trip out specifically to collect.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 25, 2010, 08:49:13 pm
Thanks for that CL..I'll keep it in mind :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on November 25, 2010, 09:55:37 pm
Just arranged purchase of a 26-tooth belt-drive sprocket for the Trek.  To correct all that's wrong with that machine (bwah hah haaaah), now that I've already ordered its replacement.

Silly Money.  But shineh doesn't come cheap.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on November 28, 2010, 05:23:51 pm
Helly Hanson glove liners.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 01, 2010, 11:59:36 pm
Today I spoke to someone very nice at Carradice and she is posting me a Super C Barley  ;D
I took advantage of Wiggle's 20% off bags day to order a quick release Bagman sport yesterday too.

These will be going on my N+1 that I still haven't ordered because of my indecision on groupsets! Time to hunt out a tape measure and send my measurements to Sabbath methinks.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on December 03, 2010, 02:57:47 pm
Four pairs of bib shorts for a grand total of £2!  :thumbsup:

It's the end-of-year sale today, where they sell off all the leftover bits that are normally given away as free gifts with magazine subscriptions. OK, so they're not exactly Assos but they look reasonable quality. 

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on December 03, 2010, 04:42:55 pm
No cycling stuff, but I did buy a Honda F-1 RA 272 1:20 scale plastic kit + paints!  ;D

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=20043 (http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=20043)

 ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 03, 2010, 05:37:13 pm
Mrs. jogler bestowed her custom upon Mrs. Longstaff's emporium.Can't be specific because the recepients of her purchases* post & lurk here :)
She has also Wiggle'd.

* Xmas pressies
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 03, 2010, 08:46:13 pm
Damnit post office card through door today while I was at work. I think it's my Super-C Barley!

Might have to pop to the post office at 9am before I leave for the CTC xmas medieval banquet weekend away in the morning! This time tomorrow I will be scoffing a 4 course feast with no cutlery wearing my Guinevere costume at St Briavels in the Forest of Dean  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on December 03, 2010, 11:35:35 pm
Damnit post office card through door today while I was at work. I think it's my Super-C Barley!

Might have to pop to the post office at 9am before I leave for the CTC xmas medieval banquet weekend away in the morning! This time tomorrow I will be scoffing a 4 course feast with no cutlery wearing my Guinevere costume at St Briavels in the Forest of Dean  ;D

If perhaps photographs could be provided in due course.
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Post by: Gandalf on December 05, 2010, 02:19:55 pm
Just ordered a set of Ayups, but they are for Christmas
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Post by: Adam on December 05, 2010, 02:54:27 pm
The SatMap 10 GPS I ordered a week ago should be delivered tomorrow.  :thumbsup:

Tracking the package shows it was picked up on Friday at 12.24, in Carlisle at 7pm, Preston at 10.28 pm, and Tamworth at 01.55 Saturday morning.  It's better than searching for Santa via Norad (http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html)!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on December 05, 2010, 04:12:01 pm
The SatMap 10 GPS I ordered a week ago should be delivered tomorrow.  :thumbsup:

Tracking the package shows it was picked up on Friday at 12.24, in Carlisle at 7pm, Preston at 10.28 pm, and Tamworth at 01.55 Saturday morning.  It's better than searching for Santa via Norad (http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html)!

Tracking a GPS, the irony of it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Manotea on December 05, 2010, 04:45:41 pm
A pair of uber bling white spesh shoes off the 'bay. Bargaintastic tho not exactly cheap.

My chrissy present from Mrs Manotea, I suspect. Will go nicely with my Kotm polka dot socks (mini manoteas) and YACF jersey.

When I told mrs manotea you could buy assos prosline kit in different colorways - yello, green, etc. - she said, "you must really fancy yourself to go out dressed like that"...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 05, 2010, 05:48:40 pm
Yay, w00t w00t, my Carradice Super C barley has arrived! It is a Sue!  :thumbsup:
It looks really lovely, can't wait to try it out! Now I really need to get on with ordering my new bike as this is what my Barley will be going on, although I could try it out on my current setup as I have a Brooks to attach it to  ;D
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Post by: clarion on December 05, 2010, 07:40:32 pm
Fantastic.
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Post by: oncemore on December 05, 2010, 09:37:28 pm
Yes! Blue Lizard Canti Cable Hangers. For my blue single speed. Shallow, me?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gandalf on December 12, 2010, 08:58:09 am
Went down to Optilabs yesterday and ordered some prescription cycling/sunglasses.
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Post by: Si_Co on December 12, 2010, 01:41:12 pm
Yesterday purchased a gore cosmo windstopper shell and santa came early with a hope vision one, 12 miles in the lanes last night, warm and toasty with just a base layer on underneath and the vis with all that light was amazing!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: peliroja on December 12, 2010, 01:58:39 pm
I have given in to winter and bought:

Gore Bike Wear Fusion III Lady WINDSTOPPER Jacket
dhb Ladies Merino L/S Roundneck Baselayer
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Smartguard City Tyres (for Woolly's new project)
SealSkinz Waterproof Socks
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 12, 2010, 02:34:15 pm
I gave in to temptation and spent £1k of the money I had previously allocated to a possible new kitchen on bits to make N+1 out of! Will soon be spending another £1200 on the frame  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LindaG on December 13, 2010, 10:24:59 am
I haven't bought anything.  But That Could Change.

Or I could drop a note to Santa, perhaps.

Oh, my. (http://www.minx-girl.com/products/vintage-bicycle-locket/773/)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quisling on December 13, 2010, 11:03:53 am
"I gave into temptation" and bought another pump and some moar tyre levers to save me keep swapping kit between bikes.

I also replaced the inner tube on my wheelbarrow ( not from the LBS!) after an impressive explosion in the old one. Track pumped it up, filled the barrow with compost and BANG. I nearly dropped the garden fork.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on December 13, 2010, 01:37:20 pm
I bought a surly 17 tooth sprocket.   I find it too embarrassing walking up a hill because the chain is slipping on the current sprocket :-[
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 13, 2010, 01:38:54 pm
Yep! A bright brushed Sabbath September Ti frame with laser etched graphics  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LindaG on December 13, 2010, 01:49:27 pm
Brilliant!

You are sure to be happy together.

When will the happy arrival be?
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Post by: Feline on December 13, 2010, 02:14:08 pm
Brilliant!

You are sure to be happy together.

When will the happy arrival be?

The new arrival will most likely be delivered in the new year (but at current VAT rates  :thumbsup: ).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GrahamG on December 13, 2010, 02:35:00 pm
Carradice rack top bag (carradura) -- realised that I need pockets and other gubbins rather than one big bag strapped to the rack after this saturday's audax ride.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hatler on December 13, 2010, 02:37:07 pm
Yep! A bright brushed Sabbath September Ti frame with laser etched graphics  ;D  ;D  ;D

Have you considered all the tools you might need ?

I assembled a complete bike recently and the only unusual tools (ie not spanners and the more obvious bike related type stuff) I needed was a headset press and a bottom bracket tool. The BB tool is something that you will almost certainly use more often than the headset press, so is probably worth buying, but a headset press is an altogether different matter. £30 odd for one use in 10 years ?  You might want to start chatting up nearby yacfers who may be able to loan you either or both of these.

Good choice on the frame btw. You won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on December 13, 2010, 07:50:45 pm
Picked up a Knog Boomer front light, mainly for my commuter, as a 'be seen light'.  Hopefully will get a chance to use it in anger tomorrow.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 13, 2010, 07:57:15 pm
Yep! A bright brushed Sabbath September Ti frame with laser etched graphics  ;D  ;D  ;D

Have you considered all the tools you might need ?

I assembled a complete bike recently and the only unusual tools (ie not spanners and the more obvious bike related type stuff) I needed was a headset press and a bottom bracket tool. The BB tool is something that you will almost certainly use more often than the headset press, so is probably worth buying, but a headset press is an altogether different matter. £30 odd for one use in 10 years ?  You might want to start chatting up nearby yacfers who may be able to loan you either or both of these.

Good choice on the frame btw. You won't be disappointed.

There are plans afoot for a YACF fettlefest at a SICRUT BWNCWR not far from here over the Severn bridge  ;D

Even if I had the necessary tools, I lack the necessary mad skillz to actually deploy them. Some members may remember my 'how do I change my pedals?' thread which ended up in me using a dyson pipe for extra leverage  :facepalm:
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Post by: CrinklyLion on December 13, 2010, 08:11:56 pm
And, if memory serves, a glass or two of red wine  :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 13, 2010, 08:13:42 pm
And, if memory serves, a glass or two of red wine  :D

Yep, I wonder whether my tendency to coordinate my fettling sessions with a glass or 2 of wine is linked to my poor fettling record?  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on December 13, 2010, 09:11:41 pm
Yep, I wonder whether my tendency to coordinate my fettling sessions with a glass or 2 of wine is linked to my poor fettling record?  ;D

Quite likely.  You're supposed to spill blood.   ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 13, 2010, 09:14:55 pm
And, if memory serves, a glass or two of red wine  :D

Yep, I wonder whether my tendency to coordinate my fettling sessions with a glass or 2 of wine is linked to my poor fettling record?  ;D

I assume that you are expert at fettling wine bottles? :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on December 13, 2010, 11:38:47 pm
A Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit.  Very black and yellow.  Then I looked at my black and yellow bike.  And thought "People are going to think I bought this to match.  Damn."
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 14, 2010, 01:01:56 am
A Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit.  Very black and yellow.  Then I looked at my black and yellow bike.  And thought "People are going to think I bought this to match.  Damn."

haha nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on December 14, 2010, 06:05:35 am
I bought a £1.99 long shoe horn so that I can get my Spesh winter boots on more easily.

Does that count as cycling stuff? It hasn't got any carbon weave or even an etched logo.  :-[

Stop press>>>>> it worked well this morning!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GrahamG on December 14, 2010, 10:26:36 am
Gordy - I have same winter boots and also keep two separate shoe horns (one in garage, one in bedroom). Definitely counts as bike kit...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on December 14, 2010, 12:28:23 pm
I gave in to temptation and spent £1k of the money I had previously allocated to a possible new kitchen on bits to make N+1 out of! Will soon be spending another £1200 on the frame  ;D

Why do we need a new kitchen? This one works fine!  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 14, 2010, 12:57:54 pm
A 46T chainring and cranks (Sunrace/Sturmley Archer) a 103mm BB and a pair of wheels (all courtesy of fleabay), the wheels have gold flipflop hubs, and brown rims.  N+1 is gathering pace....

Whilst wandering round Halfords wasting some time I bought a threaded to A-headset adaptor stem (FWIW Halfords are the cheapest place to buy them, they are 12.99 inc the shim, everywhere else has them for 12.99>14.99 then another 4.99 for the shim!), brake cables, 1/8th" chain and a saddle for the same N+1, was severly tempted to buy the HUGE chrome bell they now sell....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 16, 2010, 02:44:46 pm
My quiche arrived today!
The box of stuff it arrived in felt so light I didn't think it was going to be in there  ;D
I now have a box with all my SRAM stuff in ready for my new bike build  :thumbsup:
Now waiting for the frame and seatpost to arrive and I am good to go!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Dinamo on December 16, 2010, 04:06:33 pm
A new Bell Array helmet to replace the one I cracked last week
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Post by: Quisling on December 16, 2010, 09:01:44 pm
I ordered a bespoke fitted tarpaulin cover to waterproof my trailer box from a local company (Seal-seam, Thame). Shopping will shortly be an all weather capability (barring deep snow).

Chain Reaction emailed this morning to say they've dispatched my new bar bag mounting facility. I only ordered it in the wee small hours today.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 20, 2010, 01:53:59 pm
The wheels have arrived, and I have been and bought 2 crank bolts, 5 M5 bolts and some glasses.

First 'cos the cranks didn't have any
Second 'cos another one has dropped off the purple bike, rear mudguards this time
Third 'cos I lost my favourite PBK ones a couple of months ago...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on January 03, 2011, 12:51:22 pm
A new quick release for 135mm rear wheel.

 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on January 03, 2011, 12:58:36 pm
Crud RoadRacer Mk2 mudguards for the Ribble.  Hopefully this will resolve the occasional rubbing I get from the current rear 'guards.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: her_welshness on January 03, 2011, 04:56:51 pm
I have bought a pair of Deuter Rack pack panniers using my leaving present Wiggle vouchers  :thumbsup: When I am grown up I will be able to afford Ortileb's  :'(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 03, 2011, 05:04:00 pm
I've emailed hikebikeandride.com to ask if I can change the overshoes my dad got me for Christmas.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tail End Charlie on January 03, 2011, 05:11:22 pm
My local "The Works" outlet has buffs for 99p. They look OK and at that price got to be worth a try.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on January 03, 2011, 09:55:45 pm
I have bought a pair of Deuter Rack pack panniers using my leaving present Wiggle vouchers  :thumbsup: When I am grown up I will be able to afford Ortileb's  :'(
                    Buy the Vaude, mine are the ones with the welded on outer pocket. wife has Orts and now likes mine better.
                                                                 8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on January 05, 2011, 01:20:41 pm
A pair of Endura Humvee trousers, for my commute, and a set of Swissstop green pads for the Ridley.

Just eyeing up a Knog Dry Dogs 17" to complete my commuting attire :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 05, 2011, 04:48:53 pm
Yay! My Brooks B17s (thanks peli!) and my Tifosi carbon seatpost arrived today  :thumbsup:
They are for my new bike, the frame is expected to arrive in about a week, I already have all the other bits  :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: border-rider on January 05, 2011, 04:52:20 pm
3 pairs of brake blocks and some bar tape. Weee-ooo !
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 05, 2011, 04:53:49 pm
3 pairs of brake blocks and some bar tape. Weee-ooo !

wow thanks for reminding me, I need to fit my new brake blocks to the Fuji before I go out on it tomorrow, it's been on the turbo where having FA brakes doesn't matter!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wobbly John on January 05, 2011, 07:31:09 pm
My new shoes should arrive soon - a bargain from Chain Reaction (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=53070) for those that wear shoes the size of canoes.


And you know what they say about men who wear big shoes...






...they have big feet.  ;)
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Post by: rower40 on January 05, 2011, 07:35:48 pm
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/PICT0681.jpg)
Shiny...

Sorry for poor quality.  It looked even worse when I eventually managed to get the flash to work.

It's a belt-drive sprocket for a Nexus hub.  I haven't taken the wheel off the bike yet, so I'm not 100% confident that it's going to fit.  This could be the most expensive beer-mat I've ever bought.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Clandy on January 05, 2011, 08:39:25 pm
Ordered a new BB for the Moulton.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on January 07, 2011, 09:06:27 pm
As I'm going to be drastically increasing my mileage this year, I've finally bit the bullet and bought some Assos shorts. 

I've managed to justify this purchase with the rational side of my brain, on the basis that it hasn't cost me too much as I used a credit card which I'd managed to overpay last month and so had a credit balance.   :P
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on January 07, 2011, 09:18:12 pm
I've managed to justify this purchase with the rational side of my brain, on the basis that it hasn't cost me too much as I used a credit card which I'd managed to overpay last month and so had a credit balance.   :P
I didn't do that so haven't bought anything today.  :'(  Thanks for the tip though - might come in handy next month.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on January 08, 2011, 01:19:07 pm

It's a belt-drive sprocket for a Nexus hub.  I haven't taken the wheel off the bike yet, so I'm not 100% confident that it's going to fit.  This could be the most expensive beer-mat I've ever bought.


How did it go?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on January 08, 2011, 04:29:23 pm
Bought a Knog Dry Dogs pannier as, although my Howies messenger bag is good, it's a bit unweildy with a HP G70 in it, so the Dry Dogs will be my pannier AND messenger bag :)

Can't wait now for the postman to arrive with it....sigh.....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Dibdib on January 08, 2011, 06:48:16 pm
A couple of pumps - track pump for at home ('cause I had no idea what tyre pressures I was running, and no experience to "feel" what should be right) and a little portable one which clips to my bike so I can bin my ten-year-old rubbish one and not have to wear a rucksack everywhere  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PeteB99 on January 10, 2011, 08:08:28 pm
An Alfine flat bar shifter half priceish from Edinburgh bike Coop for a long term project and a rear rack for the Mercian.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on January 10, 2011, 08:38:59 pm
Just another pair of white Assos spring/fall socks  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Notsototalnewbie on January 11, 2011, 08:58:42 pm
My MT91 winter boots finally arrived. This means the weather will be warm and dry from now on  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on January 11, 2011, 11:51:07 pm
My MT91 winter boots finally arrived. This means the weather will be warm and dry from now on  ::-)

We will all thank you for making the sacrifice.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on January 12, 2011, 12:19:19 pm
Purchase imminent.  Sent an email to Hope Technology and they quickly confirmed the Pro 2 single speed hub is available with QR axle although I could not tell from the web site. So all I have to do now is choose a bike shop and order one. Problem is where and when. Go to shop this weekend but can not get there again until February. >:(
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GrahamG on January 12, 2011, 04:38:24 pm
Just taken advantage of Primera's 15% offer on some spangly new and achingly expensive Assos TK607 S5 3/4 bibs. I'm hoping these are all the 3/4's I'll ever need.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Plug1n on January 12, 2011, 04:56:17 pm
Ordered a Philips LED Bike Light from Bike24 in Germany on Monday.

From DHL tracking it went through Gatwick at 15:38 today, so hopefully tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 12, 2011, 05:15:39 pm
My new MET Stradivarius helmet arrived. I ordered it because my old cheap Giro one feels quite heavy on my head, on a long ride digs into my forehead a bit  and has a bit of a mushroom head look about it. This one is really really lightweight. It actually fits well with only very minor adjustment straight out of the box and almost feels like it is not there on my head. The forehead bit is little gel pads that look like they will solve my discomfort problems. I was after a helmet that felt like I wasn't wearing one, and this one comes as close to that as I think I can get.

I'm not expecting my helmet to be some kind of magic hat, my reasons for wearing one are nothing to do with the functions of the helmet anyway. If I get squished into a street pizza by a lorry I don't want my mother (and motons in general) to be able to say it was my fault for not wearing one  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on January 12, 2011, 05:37:49 pm
It'll probably protect you from the radiation (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=38758.msg737379#msg737379), thobut...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on January 12, 2011, 06:57:01 pm
Today I bought Cycling Active Magazine - yours truly gets a mention on page 137.  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rogerzilla on January 12, 2011, 07:02:37 pm
Some Swissstop (or is it Swisstop?) ceramic brake pad refills arrived.  At £13 a pair I really hope they last much longer than Kool-Stop z-Chromiums, which struggle to achieve 200 miles.  The first set, when the rims were new, lasted 33 miles!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Carradice bag lady on January 12, 2011, 07:03:38 pm
Today I bought Cycling Active Magazine - yours truly gets a mention on page 137.  :)
why ? do I need to rush out and buy it ?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: spindrift on January 12, 2011, 07:09:30 pm
For the Dawes rear pannier:

Skully Ultra Bright Mirco LED Bike Light &pound;3.75 |  (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/LISKLED/skully-ultra-bright-mirco-led-bike-light)

Bargain.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on January 12, 2011, 07:14:54 pm
Some Swissstop (or is it Swisstop?) ceramic brake pad refills arrived.  At £13 a pair I really hope they last much longer than Kool-Stop z-Chromiums, which struggle to achieve 200 miles.  The first set, when the rims were new, lasted 33 miles!

 :o
hellsbells:that's rather high-maintenance
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on January 12, 2011, 07:21:10 pm
Today I bought Cycling Active Magazine - yours truly gets a mention on page 137.  :)
why ? do I need to rush out and buy it ?

 :)  No.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: spokenword on January 13, 2011, 09:51:53 am
Some Swissstop (or is it Swisstop?) ceramic brake pad refills arrived.  At £13 a pair I really hope they last much longer than Kool-Stop z-Chromiums, which struggle to achieve 200 miles.  The first set, when the rims were new, lasted 33 miles!

I'm just wondering if mine need changing yet. 8,350 miles on them now, so you might see an improvement on your previous ones!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on January 13, 2011, 10:21:12 am
Still got £40 worth of wiggle vouchers to use from my birfday last  October.  Pity there isn't anything which tickles my fancy in the sale
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Notsototalnewbie on January 13, 2011, 11:23:46 am
I somehow managed to wheel the Surly LHT out of Brixton cycles with a much better seat post than the one it came with (saddle kept slipping and tilting) It was horribly expensive for a seat post, though...but I need a seatpost I can adjust with a multi-tool while on tour and this one is supposed to be very good.

I also got new brake blocks. The Tektro brake blocks it came with have always been total rubbish; they required me to squeeze the brakes hard to gain any kind of stopping power and they'd picked up heaps of grit and bits of aluminium :( It's a good job none of my loaded touring last year included going down big hills! The new ones are much better; he replaced the blocks with kind that take inserts because the old ones didn't. That was also rather expensive, but allegedly they are 'really good' brake blocks. I forgot the name; they might be Aztecs.

(I was cheerfully letting them do the fitting, cos the bike has free labour for a year after buying and that's coming to an end. And I hate fettling anyway.

I hope you have noticed that my winter boots are doing a fab job of keeping the cold weather away!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on January 13, 2011, 11:35:19 am

I hope you have noticed that my winter boots are doing a fab job of keeping the cold weather away!


We are all suitably grateful
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim Hall on January 13, 2011, 11:40:07 am

I hope you have noticed that my winter boots are doing a fab job of keeping the cold weather away!


Have you got the same as Jane and Aunty Helen? Shimano MT90?  Anyway, Mrs. Hall decided that electric feet warmers weren't the thing she wanted after all and I managed to get some MT90s for her. This despite being superseded by the MT91. Reports so far are that they're very good and result in toasty toes. A bit on the pricy side mind you. I'm sure they're suffering from "put cycling on the label and add £30 to the price".
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris S on January 13, 2011, 11:43:03 am
MT90s + Sealskinz socks = Warm AND dry, even on a cold rainy 200k audax  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Notsototalnewbie on January 13, 2011, 11:54:40 am

I hope you have noticed that my winter boots are doing a fab job of keeping the cold weather away!


Have you got the same as Jane and Aunty Helen? Shimano MT90?  Anyway, Mrs. Hall decided that electric feet warmers weren't the thing she wanted after all and I managed to get some MT90s for her. This despite being superseded by the MT91. Reports so far are that they're very good and result in toasty toes. A bit on the pricy side mind you. I'm sure they're suffering from "put cycling on the label and add £30 to the price".

No MT90s to be found in my size so I got MT91s. Luckily I found them with a discount on one site so 'only' paid £108 but yes, you are basically paying for the fact that they are sturdy walking boots with the means to fit a cleat on the bottom. Of course they have been very toasty indeed on my commute today but then it is a balmy 12 degrees in Londontown so that was hardly a challenge.

I am trying to procure some black rubber gloves to cut the cuffs off to seal off the tops, because I can see how they would easily fill up in heavy rain. Local supermarket only has them in medium and that isn't big enough for legs...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on January 13, 2011, 01:52:30 pm
Got some 25mm Krylions and Orange/Grey Pro race from chainreaction

The pro race were cheap and a nice colour to match my summer commute bike
The Krylions seem to sell out in 25mm quite quick and chainreaction had then at a good price
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: geoff on January 13, 2011, 02:04:12 pm
On behalf on my boss, I purchased a pair of brake blocks incl. fitting from Oxford's famed Bike Doctor (http://www.ocw.coop/services/).

The BD is hard at work in the basement parking garage right now, and I just had a wet-concrete/slippy-turning/arsey-elbow incident, losing whatever small sum of LBS street cred I may ever have possessed.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on January 13, 2011, 07:41:48 pm
8 inner tubes ready for the new season of the FNRttC (just in case), brought from Evans at half price.  

Red boxes, pre-talc'd in line with Mr Legg-Bandage's list of ideal requirements.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on January 13, 2011, 07:51:40 pm
Krylions get a huge write up in Cycling + tho apparently quite difficult to get hold of
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Dibdib on January 15, 2011, 09:40:50 pm
Whacking great Kryptonite D-lock and cable combo. Proved very useful, as that particular bike shop was on my way into town and I was leaving the bike there most of the afternoon  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on January 15, 2011, 10:09:28 pm
A seat pin, 26.0. I think that I might now have everything bar a chain. Next job, painting.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: matthew on January 16, 2011, 12:10:53 am
A visit to Corridori, hopefully by the time of the next FNRttC to Bognor I will have a bike I can easily lift over the kissing gates. now to decide if I am going to fit a BM Cyo and swap SON wheels around as required or just get a battery lights.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on January 16, 2011, 08:12:23 am
A visit to Corridori, hopefully by the time of the next FNRttC to Bognor I will have a bike I can easily lift over the kissing gates. now to decide if I am going to fit a BM Cyo and swap SON wheels around as required or just get a battery lights.

Excellent, that is what we need more Ti.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Manotea on January 16, 2011, 08:27:08 am
Snapped my SRAM PC1N chain after a mere 9 months yestereday. I was not carrying any spare links (bad Manotea) and forced to make an emergency taxi ride to my nearest Halfords. Bike now sporting a BMX chain made from girders. That should hold for a while.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on January 16, 2011, 09:42:07 am
Shimano Hollowtech bottom bracket and some Endura Dexter overshoes.
Park pedal spanner.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on January 16, 2011, 05:15:36 pm
I've just invested in a set of Thorn 155mm cranks for the 'bent.  No idea if they'll help with my knee problems, but they're something I've been wanting to try anyway.

While I was at it, a spare Marathon in 40-406, which I will need at some point, and saves the shipping.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on January 16, 2011, 08:03:49 pm
I bought an FSA single speed crankset from Chain Reaction for £30!!! That was a pleasant surprise after looking at all the other stuff that started at twice the price on other sites.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jezzasnr on January 16, 2011, 08:15:46 pm
Not today, but this week, shimano ultegra 10 speed shifters, £135pr from Chain Reaction.
The Colnago build starts here!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on January 16, 2011, 09:12:42 pm
I bought an FSA single speed crankset from Chain Reaction for £30!!! That was a pleasant surprise after looking at all the other stuff that started at twice the price on other sites.



I've seen snotty comments about them on LFGSS, but haven't yet had any reason to replace the ones that came with my Madison (and I've replaced almost everything else on the bike).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on January 16, 2011, 09:17:46 pm
Paramo windproof  jacket at London Bike Show. Three shows on one ticket, great day out.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jezzasnr on January 17, 2011, 01:57:57 pm
Shimano Downtube adaptors from Pro Bike Kit
and
3TTT Curva Forgie Mex Handlebar £15!! from Planet X
the Colnago build gathers pace!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on January 17, 2011, 02:55:45 pm
I have ordered from my lbs two Hope HLSP600-6 battery (4 x AA) holders.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 17, 2011, 04:18:44 pm
A Marathon Plus winter tyre arrived for my son's bike. I got fed up fixing his rear punctures! I forgot this was not a folding type tyre so went to the PO on my bike to get it ... had to cycle back with the giant plastic bag impaled on the end of the handlebars banging into my right foot. The cars gave me a very wide birth though!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on January 17, 2011, 06:37:33 pm
A Marathon Plus winter tyre arrived for my son's bike. I got fed up fixing his rear punctures! I forgot this was not a folding type tyre so went to the PO on my bike to get it ... had to cycle back with the giant plastic bag impaled on the end of the handlebars banging into my right foot. The cars gave me a very wide birth though!

Is that a Marathon Winter or Marathon Plus? You can't have both!

I suspect from the context you mean a Marathon Plus, the Marathon Winter is a tungsten carbide studded tyre.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 17, 2011, 06:40:35 pm
A Marathon Plus winter tyre arrived for my son's bike. I got fed up fixing his rear punctures! I forgot this was not a folding type tyre so went to the PO on my bike to get it ... had to cycle back with the giant plastic bag impaled on the end of the handlebars banging into my right foot. The cars gave me a very wide birth though!

Is that a Marathon Winter or Marathon Plus? You can't have both!

I suspect from the context you mean a Marathon Plus, the Marathon Winter is a tungsten carbide studded tyre.

Yeah this thing isn't studded it just claims to be be faerie resistant  ;D
If he starts getting punctures in his front tyre now I will have to buy him another though!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ashaman42 on January 17, 2011, 09:09:44 pm

If he starts getting punctures in his front tyre now I will have to buy him another though!

Just tell him to wheelie everywhere  O:-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on January 17, 2011, 09:41:33 pm
(http://www.minx-girl.com/prodzoomimg399.jpg)
Gurl bar tape.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on January 17, 2011, 09:44:10 pm
There's a bloke on my commute who has pink bar tape.  He isn't a gurl. ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on January 17, 2011, 09:51:30 pm
There's a bloke on my commute who has pink bar tape.  He isn't a gurl. ;)

Is he a friend of dorothy?

Or has he pinched his bird's bike??

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on January 17, 2011, 09:54:35 pm
Could just be colourblind...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 17, 2011, 10:07:33 pm
He may have deployed it as an anti-theft device. No one has ever pinched my pink wireless Cateye  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Redlight on January 17, 2011, 10:09:11 pm
He may have deployed it as an anti-theft device. No one has ever pinched my pink wireless Cateye  ;D
maybe no one wants to own up to your stats  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: arvid on January 20, 2011, 04:36:10 pm
3 KMC X1 chains
3 sram pc870 chains
3 sram pc890 chains
4 sets of tensioner/derailleur wheels (3 standard tacx/rohloff, 1 odd aluminium)
3 sets of Look Quartz cleats
3 sets of BB7 brake pads
1 DToplight Plus rear light mit StVZO-Zulassung
4 sets of those orange spoke reflectors you seem to hate
1 Surly 44 tooth chainring, 130mm BCD
1 Rohloff 17 tooth sprocket
1 set of anti puncture tape (for a friend)
1 Pumpenschlauch mit E.V.A-Ventilkopf
1 Brooks Swallow Titanium

Looks like a bit of an accident, doesn't it?
If you're wondering why so many chains and so little chainrings/sprocket: I use 3 chains at a time (recumbent), and I'm out of those. I still have a 44 and 46 chainring, and a 16 and a 17 tooth sprocket. The Brooks is for the Brompton.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on January 21, 2011, 02:43:24 pm
Collected these......
I have ordered from my lbs two Hope HLSP600-6 battery (4 x AA) holders.

plus a pair of Mr.Crud Roadracer Mk II mudgaurds for the Langster
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on January 21, 2011, 03:09:52 pm
2 sets of SPD SH-51 cleats.  One for a new pair of Specialized cycling shoes I bought myself, one for my snow-delayed, just-arrived, much-appreciated Christmas present (http://www.dromarti.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_29_13&products_id=15).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on January 21, 2011, 03:31:09 pm
Lust is natural, they are gorgeous
                                           :)

2 sets of SPD SH-51 cleats.  One for a new pair of Specialized cycling shoes I bought myself, one for my snow-delayed, just-arrived, much-appreciated Christmas present (http://www.dromarti.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_29_13&products_id=15).

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on January 21, 2011, 04:21:42 pm
Lust is natural, they are gorgeous :)

They are.  At some point I shall manage the trick of cycling while not staring at my feet.

With only a little stretch, I can make them out to be practical as well.  I have no panniers on my commuter, so everything goes into my backpack.  Non-cycling shoes, being bulky and heavy, are tedious to carry back and forth, so I usually keep at least one pair of shoes in the office.  On those occasions where I don't cycle straight home but meet friends at a bar, club or restaurant, I have to pack my shoes (and then carry a pair back to work, the next morning).  The Dromarti shoes, otoh, are easily smart enough that I can keep them on even in a posh location.  See?  Essential accessories for every commuter.  Equally essential, of course, is a sufficiently generous friend or family member - at least until you have the shoes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gus on January 21, 2011, 04:24:27 pm

A new set of wheels for my mtb, they were reduced 60% and my old wheels are very worn and  in desperate need of retirement.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on January 21, 2011, 04:25:32 pm
Very stylish.  I considered a pair of Dromartis for my wedding, but I couldn't do the leather thing.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on January 21, 2011, 04:45:11 pm
Very stylish.  I considered a pair of Dromartis for my wedding, but I couldn't do the leather thing.

You're waitng for your third anniversary?  I admire your self control ;)  If I'd had these last year, I'd certainly have worn them to your wedding :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 21, 2011, 10:47:55 pm
I bought a really cheap multi tool for £7 in a general home stuff shop because it has not only allen keys but also neat little spanner thingies in it. This is for my dog walking Claud Butler bike which doesn't have QR skewers. I have been riding around on it without the means to repair a puncture, allbeit no more than 5 miles from home.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on January 22, 2011, 05:46:00 pm
A packet of ball-bearings.  LBS even applied the club discount so I saved about 30p  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on January 24, 2011, 06:55:43 pm
Went back to lbs today and bought a Trek Pilot 2.1 and a few essential accessories (bottle cages, spd pedals and such).  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on January 24, 2011, 07:03:23 pm
3x inner tubes
Zefal zip-tie pump pegs
Blackburn frame -mount pump saddle
3x puncture repair kits
3x sheets mini-patches
Topeak saddle pak
Smart rear light
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: matthew on January 25, 2011, 12:59:14 pm
New lights (Hope vision 2), ready for the new bike arrived at the office this morning, I may just have to hook the front light up on the comuter for test on the way home.  8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on January 27, 2011, 11:22:12 pm
I bought a new 3-speed SA hub to replace the 5-speed on my Pashley.  Also bought a pair of handlebar grips at the same time but just realised I must've accidentally thrown them away with all the shredded paper packaging that was in the big box the hub came in.  :-[  I expect it's too late to go a-rummaging now too.  :'(

Ah well, I'm glad I ordered cheap ones rather than the posh cork ones I had my eye on.  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 27, 2011, 11:30:47 pm
I bought a Polartec buff today since it is stupidly cold. I have only worn it in the 'hat' position so far. It seems to be a very warm and useful thing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on January 28, 2011, 06:12:25 pm
Some Versa VRS8 Levers, which are on special at £110.

I suspect that's because Planet-X are possibly planning on going over to the 11 speed Alfine hub, but I've got the 8 speed one, so I'm happy with these shifters.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on January 28, 2011, 08:32:35 pm
Ordered some Krylion Carbons at a nice price, to replace the Gatorskins.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on January 30, 2011, 06:41:44 pm
I needed a straight handlebar and stem. In the end I bought a carbon oversize bar 'cos it was lovely and I can use the existing stem.

 ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on January 30, 2011, 10:55:44 pm
Two pairs of pedals from Wiggle.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on January 31, 2011, 11:24:03 am
A Yehuda Moon cap. ;D

Walz Caps - Collaborations (http://www.walzcaps.com/caps_capsforacause.html)

For small international orders, they've free delivery, so for only $20 I should get it VAT and Duty free (The VAT threshold is around £17, and the Duty threshold is even lower).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 31, 2011, 02:48:20 pm
My Montane FeatherLite velo (female style) arrived from Tredz today. It is as tiny and light as was promised and should mean I will always have it in my bag just in case. I'm not mad keen on the high viz colouring but I didn't really like the burgundy and black seemed not such a great idea for use in when visibility isn't great.

I have a very nice Paramo waterproof jacket for when I am expecting a really wet ride and I don't expect this Montane to replace that function. It will just be nice to know I won't get completely caught out by unexpected rain or wind.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on January 31, 2011, 02:55:11 pm
Got a "Polar Choob multifunctional headwear designed for your outdoors" seems nice and warm.
My scarf stinks and is in the wash
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on January 31, 2011, 05:06:44 pm
A cheap (£5.49) Clas Ohlsson rack-fitting rear light for the Brompton to replace the dead original, so it always has one bolted on in case of loss or failure or leaving at home of any other lights.

It's brighter than I expected, & spreads the light around..
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on January 31, 2011, 06:21:21 pm
A set of Wilko value 4mm SPD leg-length shims.  And a spare "I <3 MY BIKE" bell.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve GT on February 03, 2011, 09:52:22 am
A new cassette for the wifey's winter bike.
New Winter boots for me.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on February 03, 2011, 12:23:07 pm
Some fuel from the Lock Inn Cafe (yum!), then over the road I bought a new chain for the Dahon (it needs it badly methinks), a Blackburn headlight, and a great big tub of fruity isotonic stuff so I might actually drink properly on long rides this year!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hulver on February 03, 2011, 12:45:40 pm
A 20 tooth 3/32 sprocket, to give me a roughly 55" gear.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on February 03, 2011, 08:25:42 pm
After months of indecision and dithering I've ordered an Enigma Etape frame. Should be with me next week.  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Hot Flatus on February 03, 2011, 08:36:02 pm
Some bargainous 105 spd-sl pedals from Ribble to replace the 540's that have grooves worn in them

(£35 in Ribble sale)

Some Pro (Shimano) winter gloves to replace my aging Altura ones.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on February 03, 2011, 08:57:20 pm
Expecting delivery of my Black (Recumbent Trike) ICE 26" wheel tomorrow (thank you Kevin for putting up with my constant phone calls and answering every single query with patience and good humour) I am jumping up and down like a 5 year old at Christmas  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on February 03, 2011, 09:02:13 pm
After months of indecision and dithering I've ordered an Enigma Etape frame. Should be with me next week.  :)

Andy can you please post a build and use report as and when?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on February 03, 2011, 10:17:26 pm
A buff and some Nuun tablets. The packaging on the buff meant I got a stupidly big box for stuff that ought to fit in an envelope.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on February 04, 2011, 06:28:23 am
After months of indecision and dithering I've ordered an Enigma Etape frame. Should be with me next week.  :)

Andy can you please post a build and use report as and when?

Yes no problem - I'm hoping to have it ready to go before the Dean at the end of March, which will mean at least a couple of rides before then, hopefully  including a 200.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on February 05, 2011, 11:09:54 am
New black recumbent 26" ICE here, ta Kevin, it's bootiful, jus bootiful   ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on February 05, 2011, 11:31:58 pm
A chain glide and a 42-tooth chainring for my Thorn.

I've been trying to ride with a faster cadence and I noticed how little I use the gears 10 - 14. Most of my riding is with the whirry lower half of the Rohloff range. It will also give me an extra couple of really low gears for hilly camping tours.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gordon taylor on February 06, 2011, 12:53:39 am
A cheap front rack and a compass bell, from SJS.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on February 06, 2011, 02:32:22 pm
Saddle soap.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on February 06, 2011, 03:26:26 pm
Pompetamine forks, an Avid BB5 brake set & a Shimano dynohub to convert my Orbit to a front disc brake.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on February 06, 2011, 03:54:09 pm
M+ for the Bianchi.

The existing pair are worn through.

I think I'm veering towards gears for next weekend.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 07, 2011, 10:28:38 am
Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
A Sabbath September frame  ;D

It's finally here and oh soooooooo lovely! The laser etched graphics are IMO gorgeous. When it arrived just now I was surprised it was actually in the box, it is so light it felt empty! I am trying not to get finger prints and drool all over it  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/feistyfeline/jan032.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/feistyfeline/jan031.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/feistyfeline/jan030.jpg)

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on February 07, 2011, 10:33:28 am
mmmMMMMmmmm!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on February 07, 2011, 10:38:23 am
Looks good.
Lets see the finished view soonish - and then  being used in anger - and then fingers crossed for a PBP place
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2011, 10:45:23 am
Phwooaarrrgghhh!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tewdric on February 07, 2011, 10:47:41 am
That looks excellent!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 07, 2011, 10:51:07 am
I am in love  :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on February 07, 2011, 12:07:02 pm
Lust methinks   ;D

   
I am in love  :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on February 07, 2011, 12:28:58 pm
Thats lovely, cant wait to see it built up with all that SRAM goodness :thumbsup:

Makes the mudguards and lamp i bought today look a tad dour ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 07, 2011, 12:31:13 pm
I feel like a kid at Christmas still :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on February 07, 2011, 01:46:31 pm
Nice one Feline, are you riding the Mad March 200 by any chance ? If not when will I get the chance to see it ?

I bought some Bib Tights this morning. Old ones came to grief yesterday.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on February 07, 2011, 01:47:28 pm
I bought a hope trials hub with QR axle. (Single speed or if you are being silly upto 5 speed apparently).

Mis-measured it banged the numbers into DT Swiss spoke calculator. Result need 290mm spokes. Paranoid I google for the hub and got quite different numbers banged them into spoke calculatior and got 290mm again.  So I ordered a box of them.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 07, 2011, 04:54:51 pm
I might have had a very minor Minx-girl moment.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 07, 2011, 05:40:00 pm
Nice one Feline, are you riding the Mad March 200 by any chance ? If not when will I get the chance to see it ?

I bought some Bib Tights this morning. Old ones came to grief yesterday.

Sadly I cannot do the Mad March because I am working then, but I will be at Barry's Bristol Ball Buster and the Nutty Nun 200kms :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Dinamo on February 07, 2011, 07:44:27 pm
Nice one Feline, are you riding the Mad March 200 by any chance ? If not when will I get the chance to see it ?

I bought some Bib Tights this morning. Old ones came to grief yesterday.

Sadly I cannot do the Mad March because I am working then, but I will be at Barry's Bristol Ball Buster and the Nutty Nun 200kms :)

....will it venture out on one of the Bristol Thursday rides ?
( bearing in mind the quality of the lanes the ride leaders are prone to finding !!!! )
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 07, 2011, 07:50:41 pm
Nice one Feline, are you riding the Mad March 200 by any chance ? If not when will I get the chance to see it ?

I bought some Bib Tights this morning. Old ones came to grief yesterday.

Sadly I cannot do the Mad March because I am working then, but I will be at Barry's Bristol Ball Buster and the Nutty Nun 200kms :)

....will it venture out on one of the Bristol Thursday rides ?
( bearing in mind the quality of the lanes the ride leaders are prone to finding !!!! )

Well, so long as it isn't icy definitely yes. I am not totally anti-cow shit, if I was I would be pretty much confined to a 1 mile radius around my home in this area :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jaźwiec on February 09, 2011, 07:55:17 pm
Set of new Specialites TA chainrings from SJS. Intending to do more cycle commuting come the spring.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 09, 2011, 08:06:25 pm
A BB cable guide and some gear cable adjusters, the last parts on my N+1 shopping list  ;D

I also got 20x 4.8mm piggy back spade connectors to fit my Schmidt dyno hub. I needed 4 really not 20 but SJS was the only place I could find selling them. I should now be able to sort out the wiring for both IQ Cyo and Dahon Reecharge for N+1 when it's built :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on February 16, 2011, 01:17:46 pm
My latest purchase arrived extra quickly today - the postroom person wanted to get rid of it quickly as the envelope was flashing!  :o

It contained a pair of cone spanners and another Blackburn front light.  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on February 16, 2011, 01:45:11 pm
New front light = Lazer beam of DETH

How things move on.  My first non-wired-in (i.e. not connected to the bike's wiring loom) front light was a Cateye Stadium.  A large water-bottle-shaped battery, then a voltage converter, then a huge lamp unit that wouldn't have looked out of place on the front of a USAnian wood-burning steam engine of the 1860's.

Then I downsized to a Cateye Doubleshot.  This time a battery pack velcro'd to the frame, and a co-ax wire with bayonet-connector.  Very damage-prone (which is why I've bought its replacement), but the light unit itself was very reminiscent of Johnny 5 (or Wall-E for the younger generation.)

New one is Cateye anyone see the pattern here?HL-EL610 singleshot.  Now no wires, clips into the same bracket that's on the handlebars (or nearest equivalent) of all my bikes, eminently pocketable without having to undo wires or velcro.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on February 16, 2011, 01:47:03 pm
So far this week I've ordered some new lenses and some three-quarters.

The former is a special order from the internet bike shop to the Oakley distributor so when the shop has it they can then get on and send it my way, and the latter is ordered as an in stock item from Evans.

My money is on the former arriving first.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on February 16, 2011, 02:19:58 pm
A Philips Saferide dynamo light.
Ordered Monday am from Bike 24 it arrived about an hour ago.
It's now fitted to the bike  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on February 16, 2011, 02:41:33 pm
After months of indecision and dithering I've ordered an Enigma Etape frame. Should be with me next week.  :
It's just arrived, I can't see much work being done this afternoon  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 16, 2011, 02:47:20 pm
After months of indecision and dithering I've ordered an Enigma Etape frame. Should be with me next week.  :
It's just arrived, I can't see much work being done this afternoon  ;D

Congratulations on the new arrival  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on February 16, 2011, 03:01:17 pm
After months of indecision and dithering I've ordered an Enigma Etape frame. Should be with me next week.  :
It's just arrived, I can't see much work being done this afternoon  ;D

Excellent, more Enigma goodness.
I'm sure I'm speaking on behalf of all the forum when I say "We look forward to seeing the pictures".

I've just heard that my new frame is at Paul Hewitt's and I'm going to pick up the finished bike (an Enigma) next Tuesday  :thumbsup:

OT, I've just had a delivery of vodka  :o

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on February 16, 2011, 06:55:23 pm
A Philips Saferide dynamo light.
Ordered Monday am from Bike 24 it arrived about an hour ago.
It's now fitted to the bike  :thumbsup:

That looks nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 17, 2011, 04:39:38 pm
I have gone and done it  ::-)

This morning my Shimano SPD sandals arrived in the post. I had been looking at SPD shoes to replace my current summer ones that have no toe wriggle room and therefore sometimes leave me with numb toes on longer rides. I decided the solution was to go with the sandals. If I wear them with Seal skinz socks does this now make me a proper Audaxer?  ;D I have the Caradice barley already too but I am not going to grow a beard  :hand:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Rimnod on February 17, 2011, 04:44:04 pm
Smart R2 to replace the R1 I lost on the way in yesterday morning.  Must be good did not get run off the road in this mornings fog
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on February 17, 2011, 07:15:50 pm
Nowt up with beards, my gran had one, however a bobble hat might go with the sandal image   ;D

I have gone and done it  ::-)

This morning my Shimano SPD sandals arrived in the post. I had been looking at SPD shoes to replace my current summer ones that have no toe wriggle room and therefore sometimes leave me with numb toes on longer rides. I decided the solution was to go with the sandals. If I wear them with Seal skinz socks does this now make me a proper Audaxer?  ;D I have the Caradice barley already too but I am not going to grow a beard  :hand:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on February 17, 2011, 07:16:49 pm
I have the Caradice barley already too but I am not going to grow a beard  :hand:

I make up for a lack of beard by riding a recumbent and being proficient in Unix-like operating systems...


(Today I have ordered a new bottom bracket, that is  a) not showing early signs of b0rkedness  and  b) slightly wider, for a more knee-friendly Q-factor without the aid of extreme pedal extenders)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on February 17, 2011, 08:16:48 pm
A Campag Record bottom bracket (from High on bikes, ordered at 4pm yesterday was with me at 9.30 this morning). Mrs H is out tonight so I thought it was the ideal opportunity to take a photo in the kitchen. Difficult to see the BB though  ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_m6kcha3N9og/TV2A1bTxjAI/AAAAAAAAAMA/cbTpTlMwG9c/s640/IMAG0082.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on February 17, 2011, 08:37:22 pm
And what happens if Mrs H sees this photo?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on February 17, 2011, 08:43:49 pm
Well those knives are not just for cooking. I may be speaking in a higher pitched voice.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris S on February 17, 2011, 10:47:16 pm
Well those knives are not just for cooking. I may be speaking in a higher pitched voice.

Watch out - one's already missing...  :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on February 17, 2011, 10:54:47 pm
Watch out - one's already missing...  :o

One what?  :o

OIC! One knife!  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on February 18, 2011, 09:18:04 am
Got me stuff from Woggle today!
A Ritchey "Comp Streem V2" saddle for my Lemond Etape racer to replace the rather uncomfy one that's on it just now,
A "Craft" summer cycling cap,
A Bikefood branded water bottle
A tube of High5 Zero hydration tablets
A cuddly toy
And a water bottle cleaning brush

Strangely, in amongst the packaging was a packet of Haribo Kiddie's Supermix Minis!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Si_Co on February 18, 2011, 09:44:23 am

Strangely, in amongst the packaging was a packet of Haribo Kiddie's Supermix Minis!
I don' get sweeties from wiggle anymore  >:( despite having a you've spent far too much money here platinum discount, much to my daughters disappointment  :'(

I feel a letter of complaint coming on
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on February 18, 2011, 10:44:26 am
At least one spoke and new chain for my commuter.  No idea what kind, don't really care.

Dropped bike off at LBS for rear wheel repairs following the incident on last Saturday's ride to Whitstable.  I'm also about due for a new cassette, and happened to have a spare one at home, so dropped that off as well.  Asked the nice LBS folks to put that on the bike as well as a new chain of some sort.  I trust them enough not to put the most blinging chain in stock on the bike.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on February 18, 2011, 12:45:57 pm
Strangely, in amongst the packaging was a packet of Haribo Kiddie's Supermix Minis!

They do that.  Had some Haribo Fried Eggs in with the tyres I ordered.  Horrible things, so I gave them to my colleagues.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Manotea on February 18, 2011, 12:58:42 pm
Schmidt dynohub back from germany after sent off for investigations regarding the fact the  bearings were starting to seize up (moisture penetration?). Only done about 40k km. Actually I'm sure its not my hub but a refurb replacement but I'm not complaining. Excellent.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on February 18, 2011, 01:29:24 pm
Just had the irregular lunchtime 'boab tries on new kit in the office'.

Quote from: colleague
You know what I like about you Lindsay? You've got a really high bum. Mine is falling down my legs. I really think you should show your bum off more
Quote from: other colleague
with a round thing in your face...

That's it, I'm earwormed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4he79krseU) about the state of my arse.

New longs are great though....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 18, 2011, 02:51:05 pm
Large box from CRC with 3 Shimano 105 10 speed chains, chain wear measuring tool and some donuts (of the cable variety sadly not jam ones). I was pleased to see my new chains are silver not black like the CRC picture so they will match the rest of my transmission. Now to go and fit a new chain  8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on February 18, 2011, 03:39:28 pm
Goldie lookin' chain arrived from Corridori today  8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on February 18, 2011, 07:11:26 pm
Yes the silver ones do look nicer

Large box from CRC with 3 Shimano 105 10 speed chains, chain wear measuring tool and some donuts (of the cable variety sadly not jam ones). I was pleased to see my new chains are silver not black like the CRC picture so they will match the rest of my transmission. Now to go and fit a new chain  8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on February 18, 2011, 07:19:11 pm
From the LBS, some spokes to rebuild HK's MTB's rear wheel, replacement seatpost bolt and loose bearings for the headset.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Luke on February 21, 2011, 07:45:38 am
Lots arriving in the next few days hopefully  :thumbsup:

Last night I ordered some tyres and DT shifters from SJS, a seatpost from On-one, a stem and bars from Hubjub and some brakes from wiggle.

I forgot to order some brake cables and some new tyre levers though  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on February 21, 2011, 12:24:15 pm
Two OS bar mounts for my Garmin.
One for the tourer and one for the NEW BIKE that I'm collecting tomorrow  :thumbsup: .
I'm currently wondering whether to train there (Hewitt's in Leyland, conveniently situated near to the station) and ride back or drive there and back.
I think I'll let the weather decide  ;) .

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on February 21, 2011, 08:14:51 pm
Two OS bar mounts for my Garmin.
One for the tourer and one for the NEW BIKE that I'm collecting tomorrow  :thumbsup: .
I'm currently wondering whether to train there (Hewitt's in Leyland, conveniently situated near to the station) and ride back or drive there and back.
I think I'll let the weather decide  ;) .



Exciting stuff! It would be bad news to get your brand new bike filthy on it's maiden voyage though, wouldn't it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 21, 2011, 08:17:22 pm
Nah - go get it filthy for the first time and get it over with.  Then you have a good excuse to obsessively clean and polish it til it gleams again.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on February 24, 2011, 11:07:48 am
Bars, stem, spacers for the front end of my new steed and a new cassette lockring. All from High on Bikes. Cheap Deda stem because I'll play around with a few until I get the position right. And one of those extended brake nuts from SJS so I can hopefully mount the mudguard behind the fork crown where it should be. Which will hopefully keep my feet a bit dryer.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on February 24, 2011, 11:35:54 am
Then you have a good excuse to obsessively clean and polish it til it gleams again.

I doubt that I'll do that, even with a new bike  ;) .

The ride home was lovely, even if it did rain when the forecast said it wouldn't.
The bike isn't very dirty, possibly because of the matt (bead-blasted) finish hiding the dirt.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on February 24, 2011, 11:36:43 am
Bars, stem, spacers for the front end of my new steed and a new cassette lockring. All from High on Bikes. Cheap Deda stem because I'll play around with a few until I get the position right. And one of those extended brake nuts from SJS so I can hopefully mount the mudguard behind the fork crown where it should be. Which will hopefully keep my feet a bit dryer.

Looking forward to seeing it Andrew  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on February 24, 2011, 12:13:13 pm
Scored a Polaris maptrap for a quid in the Halfrauds bargain bin :thumbsup:

I also picked up some 1/4" bearings, as the rear hub on the SSMTB was making some odd noises.  May as well do the hub on my tourer while I'm at it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on February 24, 2011, 02:43:13 pm
I just got a chunkier bar mounting for my Contour GPS camera, so I should be able to do a better job of mounting it.  I've also got a headband mount on order, which could be interesting!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on February 24, 2011, 07:13:52 pm
Today I ordered an SA X-RD5 hub gear so I can replace the innards of my seized one, and a mirror to replace the one I pinched off the Pashley to put on the new Trek.

I'm really looking forward to getting the Pashley back on the road.  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on February 25, 2011, 01:36:10 pm
Garmin speed/cadence sensor for the fixed (via the redundant department of duplicate functionality) and some new carbon winter forks as the current set have done 25,000km and should be replaced before PBP.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: essexian on February 25, 2011, 02:03:00 pm
Just got myself a new jacket from Sports Direct: they are having a "one" day sale today.


   Friday Daily Deals - Daily Deals - SportsDirect.com
 (http://www.sportsdirect.com/daily-deals/friday-daily-deals)

(not sure if I am allowed to post links like this. Sorry Admin if I am not....really should read the rules of the forum one day....)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on February 25, 2011, 02:44:00 pm
One of the security staff,who commutes by cycle,at a client's premises which i visit on my bike was extolling the virtues of the orange jacket the other day.Close inpection revealed it to be a quality product & the user has been very impressed with performance in the rain.He got his from Longton
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on February 25, 2011, 04:07:43 pm
I bought one of the orange Karrimor jackets for my son a few weeks ago from one of their stores (at the same bargain price). It's very good value at that price, reasonably well put together etc.  Obviously Karrimor is no longer the quality brand that it used to be (it is now the in-house brand of Sports Direct, who bought the name some years ago), but as long as you aren't expecting absolute top-notch kit it is OK.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: longers on March 01, 2011, 01:03:39 pm
I've been very careful about spending money of late but was pleased recently when my cheap track pump broke as it meant I could buy another.

Just ordered a Blackburn Air Tower 2 from Ribble and stuck a whole innertube on the order for a friend to bump it upto £35 to get the 20% extra off.

The old pump was very frustrating to use but wasn't going in the bin until it was properly dead.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on March 01, 2011, 02:11:49 pm
More stuff ordered for the Dave Yates, all shimano 10 speed: dura ace down tube levers (old school), 105 compact chainset, front & rear derailleur's & bottom bracket.  Love sti's but I think down tube levers are the way to go for an old frame.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 02, 2011, 03:38:44 pm
New tyres, and I went for the 28s instead of the 32s.  They look very very skinny to me.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on March 02, 2011, 06:40:34 pm
Technically no but I made a decision and rang the shop ready to discuss my purchase only to find them shut  :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 02, 2011, 07:40:47 pm
And I might have just had another minor minx-girl moment.  Oops.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 02, 2011, 07:44:51 pm
Is that your anti-Wednesday medicine? :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on March 02, 2011, 07:55:55 pm
The SD65 sandals I won on eBay arrived this morning.  Slightly on the large side, but that's desirable as it means I won't injure the toes of my right foot when trying to walk in them, and there's more room for socks.   8)

They're surprisingly comfortable (though, I suspect, not in this weather).   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 02, 2011, 08:42:11 pm
So, when will you be acquiring the beard?   ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on March 02, 2011, 09:58:09 pm
Oh, come on!  Sandals, socks, recumbent and a Computer Science degree aren't enough?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on March 02, 2011, 10:09:19 pm
This

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5492247307_6315e20f0f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/5492247307/)
New Saddle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/5492247307/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on March 02, 2011, 10:12:19 pm
This

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5492247307_6315e20f0f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/5492247307/)
New Saddle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/5492247307/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

Wow that is an amazing saddle  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andygates on March 02, 2011, 10:24:38 pm
Pretty perch.

Took the plunge and ordered my last bit of LEJOG luggage: one Arkel-OD small handlebar bag.  In black, of course, because the whole bike is a bit of a Disaster Area sundive tribute.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on March 02, 2011, 11:03:46 pm
Oh, come on!  Sandals, socks, recumbent and a Computer Science degree aren't enough?

Ship and a small quantity of tar?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 03, 2011, 09:05:29 am
Oh, come on!  Sandals, socks, recumbent and a Computer Science degree aren't enough?

All things considered,you can forego the beard providing you acquire some cotton duck ;) from you know where
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on March 03, 2011, 02:45:23 pm
Ah, I already own one of their rack bags.  Sadly it's nylon rather than cotton duck, though.  Will try harder next time.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on March 03, 2011, 05:21:18 pm
A Charge Spoon saddle, a pair of Altura crochet mitts, a couple of narrow Bontrager inner tubes, and three spokes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on March 03, 2011, 06:55:27 pm
Finally got hold of a nelson long flap after 3 months. Thank you Christine.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on March 03, 2011, 06:57:04 pm
A Carradice Super C handbar bag  ;D
It matches my Super C Barley (which is a Sue)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on March 03, 2011, 06:57:54 pm
A Pixeo.  ;D

Along with two dozen other YACFers.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on March 03, 2011, 08:52:11 pm
Some new pedals, as the retaining part on the float adjustment had dropped off, meaning I couldn't clip in on one side.  Plus a couple of new tyres and a set of mudguards.   :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 03, 2011, 09:50:44 pm
Not bought, but got given 4 buff-a-likes for me and the Cubs and Dearly_Beloved to shared between us.  But I might adopt them all :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on March 04, 2011, 04:03:30 pm
Postie just arrived with a Parks Tools 'the Big Blue Book', a spare gear cable to go in my saddlebag and a summer weight buff :)

I am going to read up on further fettling skillz.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: essexian on March 04, 2011, 04:22:21 pm
I do not need new wheels for the MTB…. I do not need new wheels for the MTB…. I do not need new wheels for the MTB…..

I never ride it (only once since Christmas) and thus, new wheels would be pointless. And I have my cars MOT coming up….

No, I do not need new wheels for the MTB…..

Yes, just ordered them. Well, they were half price…. Who needs a car???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on March 04, 2011, 06:08:13 pm
Today, these inexpensive panniers arrived - they're a birthday present from my wife Claire so I'll have to wait a couple of weeks before I get my grubby hands on them.  Seeing as they were so cheap, I persuaded Claire also to get me the matching handlebar bag (all in red).

Panniers: RCP WP100 carrier bags  of Red Cycling Products cheap order at the bikester.co.uk online shop with fast shipping and RCP WP100 carrier bags dealer discount. Buy cheap via mail order at out bicycle online store (http://www.bikester.co.uk/bicycle-equipment/bicycle-bags/waterproof-bags/221087.html)
Handlebar bag: RCP WP100 Pro handlebar bag  of Red Cycling Products cheap order at the bikester.co.uk online shop with fast shipping and RCP WP100 Pro handlebar bag dealer discount. Buy cheap via mail order at out bicycle online store (http://www.bikester.co.uk/bicycle-equipment/bicycle-bags/waterproof-bags/226382.html)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Woofage on March 04, 2011, 06:13:01 pm
A Carradice Super C handbar bag  ;D
It matches my Super C Barley (which is a Sue)

Mine's a Sue too :thumbsup:.

I've had deliveries from Parker and CRC: tyres, tubes, cassette. Fettling this w/e ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on March 05, 2011, 06:37:46 pm
A new jacket after my old one disintegrated in the wash  Some inner tubes because i realised i don't have any spares for my 29er  the spare i had was too narrow  and come cone spanners.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: onb on March 06, 2011, 06:41:25 pm
Yesterday we went to Manchester were I took the opportunity to visit the Harry Hall cycle emporium where I bought mudguards ,a bottle cage and a brake cable .I also drooled over some very nice bikes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on March 08, 2011, 10:12:43 am
What jacket did you get, I am after a recumbent friendly one that keeps you dry even though there is a small lake on the tum.

A new jacket after my old one disintegrated in the wash  Some inner tubes because i realised i don't have any spares for my 29er  the spare i had was too narrow  and come cone spanners.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on March 08, 2011, 10:31:16 am
Today, these inexpensive panniers arrived - they're a birthday present from my wife Claire so I'll have to wait a couple of weeks before I get my grubby hands on them.  Seeing as they were so cheap, I persuaded Claire also to get me the matching handlebar bag (all in red).

Panniers: RCP WP100 carrier bags  of Red Cycling Products cheap order at the bikester.co.uk online shop with fast shipping and RCP WP100 carrier bags dealer discount. Buy cheap via mail order at out bicycle online store (http://www.bikester.co.uk/bicycle-equipment/bicycle-bags/waterproof-bags/221087.html)
Handlebar bag: RCP WP100 Pro handlebar bag  of Red Cycling Products cheap order at the bikester.co.uk online shop with fast shipping and RCP WP100 Pro handlebar bag dealer discount. Buy cheap via mail order at out bicycle online store (http://www.bikester.co.uk/bicycle-equipment/bicycle-bags/waterproof-bags/226382.html)

They look brilliant! Please let us know what the quality etc is like, I might grab some myself :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: asterix on March 08, 2011, 01:58:22 pm
Yee Ha!

Wiggle have just announced that my Oval Stem has been despatched.  It's quite a rare beast (not in their 2011 catalogue) suggested by Biggsy.

Well done to both!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on March 08, 2011, 04:46:59 pm
My glue gun arrived from a fleabay seller today with a whole bunch of glue sticks. This might be overkill just to fill my cleat bolts  ;D
Now what else can I glue together ...  :demon:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on March 08, 2011, 05:03:21 pm
Hope Hed Doctor (in red, who cares if it doesn't match), plus a set of headset spacers.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Clandy on March 08, 2011, 06:25:52 pm
Ordered a nice Livestrong (http://www.mandmdirect.com/productdetails.aspx?PC=NK10003&lid=FR1) top.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 08, 2011, 06:43:22 pm
Well, I actually got it yesterday.... but I now own one of these (http://www.minx-girl.com/products/twin-six-the-bird-jersey-2010/569/).

I find this slightly odd.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on March 09, 2011, 07:46:33 am
They look brilliant! Please let us know what the quality etc is like, I might grab some myself :)

I've made a note in my diary to remember to do that - I won't get them until 25th.  By all means remind me if I forget.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on March 09, 2011, 12:26:53 pm
Ordered a nice Livestrong (http://www.mandmdirect.com/productdetails.aspx?PC=NK10003&lid=FR1) top.

Thanks for the tip - I just bought a pair of Karrimor shoes and a Craghoppers fleece from M&M.

Today I also heard my new wheel with SA 3-speed hub has been despatched from SJSC.  At last after a lot of faffy fettling I should hopefully get my Pashley back on the road tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on March 09, 2011, 05:07:42 pm
I got my new Alpkit headtorch from the PO this morning.
It's not purely a cycling bit of kit but that's mostly when I'll be wearing it.
First impressions are favourable.
My previous, cheap Ebay headtorch came off worse during a coming together with a "not quite open" garage door.


Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clifftaylor on March 09, 2011, 05:30:12 pm
A Hope hed doctor expander bung thingy, with a nice red top cap. It's very well made, but I have sent them an email suggesting that instructions would be a good idea  - there are plenty of people around who think the these devices hold something in place.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on March 10, 2011, 05:39:05 pm
Spokes for HK's MTB front wheel, some pedals and a couple of meaningless but interesting things.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on March 10, 2011, 06:22:07 pm
3 more spare tubes and 3 pairs of Kool Stop salmon brake pads. 4 of these are to go straight onto the Sabbath then 2 will be spares.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on March 10, 2011, 07:46:01 pm
Mitts.

Specialized BG-as-much-gel-as-you-can-get-into-them mitts.

On offer from Evans (http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/bg-gel-mitt-ec018179?query=mitts).

EDIT - Dithering whether or not I should order a second pair...

... my two year old ones are starting to *sigh* every time I put them on.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on March 10, 2011, 07:50:44 pm
Oh forgot to say... ordered new super galaxy from Spa and saved a lot of money doing so  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on March 10, 2011, 09:03:51 pm
Oh forgot to say... ordered new super galaxy from Spa and saved a lot of money doing so  :thumbsup:

Woooo exciting news!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on March 10, 2011, 09:22:27 pm
I took delivery of a very big box at work, which had 2 very nice & round All Condition Pro Armadillo Elite tyres inside.  Complete with red band all the way round.  I went for 25's rather than 23 for that extra bit of comfort.   ;)

Also in the box was a big supply of mega long valve inner tubes, as I'd found out last week that the pre-talced Specialized ones I'd bought the other week were just too small for my track pump to stay on easily due to my deep rims.  So these ones are 60mm - and only £2.99 each (http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/sale/bike-components-bike-parts/bike-tyres-tubes/inner-tubes) currently at Evans.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 10, 2011, 09:26:46 pm
A large pannier full of flour and butter and sugar and chocolate and lemon curd and eggs and dried fruit and oranges and lemons.


Well, it'll be cycling stuff once it's turned into CAKE, won't it?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on March 14, 2011, 01:54:35 pm
The £18 Rolson 60-960 inch lb 3/4inch drive torque wrench I bought from ebay arrived by mr postman today!   :thumbsup:  Just need to get a socket adaptor so I can use allen bits on it.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on March 14, 2011, 03:24:09 pm
Lidl have their cycling stuff.  Got a gilet and a magic hat
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Torslanda on March 14, 2011, 05:01:27 pm
Brian. I sincerely hope that was a 1/4" drive torque wrench you got or do you habitually strip and rebuild locomotives for a hobby?  :o

Got some TOOLZ, fed up with trying to cut Shimano outer so I got an  IceToolz cable shear along with a drift to remove headset cups.

I haz skillz. Ho! Yuss!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on March 14, 2011, 06:42:30 pm
I was in Go Outdoors this morning getting a mucho reduced new Berghaus fleece, and while I was there got some Muc-off, degreaser and PFTE water displacing lube stuff, plus some chain lube for neither soaking wet nor dry conditions (a bit optimistic here methinks), and a really tiny light keying gizmo that has pliers and wire cutters on it. I realised that my multi-tool was excellent but lacked the necessary cutty sharp and grippy things to fettle broken cables. I have never had one of these but I now carry a spare and sooner or later I will get to deploy it on an ill-prepared fellow CTC member's bike if they are really unlucky  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on March 14, 2011, 07:37:44 pm
If it's small, light and actually up to cutting brake cables, then I'd be interested to know exactly what it is...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: RJ on March 14, 2011, 07:47:51 pm
Lidl:  shorts (fine as commuting liners); jersey; panniers.  £26.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on March 17, 2011, 02:41:51 pm
One of these for Helen:- Smart Lunar 35 Lux Front Light / Black £14.99  (http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/LISMRT35FR/smart-lunar-35-lux-front-light ) and some "Eurostyle Chamois Butt'r" (see what they did there ?) from Wiggle for me. Wiggle also enclosed some Haribo which lasted a couple of minutes...........

Big praise for my Postie: I was collecting the light from the PO when he tried to deliver the Butt'r so, card in hand I went to look for him. He'd stashed the parcel for taking back but he agreed to go and collect it and drop it off later. Which he's just done  :thumbsup: .

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 17, 2011, 04:53:43 pm
Bought two of these


   Wiggle | Cateye Rear Carrier Mounting Light Spares
 (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-rear-carrier-mounting/)

to carry one of these

Cateye  - Tl-ld1100 - Tl-ld1100 (http://www.cateye.com/uk/product_detail/359)

on either the Longstaff or the tandem
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on March 17, 2011, 06:25:15 pm
I bought a light for a rack too - a B&M one to replace the Cateye which I stole off the Pashley to put on the Trek.

I seem to have ended up with far more rear lights than I actually need.  I'd better go looking for some bicycles to put them on.  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on March 17, 2011, 06:41:43 pm
500x10mm M5 socket head bolts and 100x20mm M5 socket head bolts.

At the rate I lose them from my mudguards (as anyone who has accompanied me on recent rides will attest), that many should last me til the end of the year, just :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on March 17, 2011, 06:48:40 pm
An FSA 'Felice Gimondi' chainset arrived in the post from Dotbike
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on March 17, 2011, 07:52:02 pm
I seem to have ended up with far more rear lights than I actually need.  I'd better go looking for some bicycles to put them on.  ;D

Quality N+1 justification there!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: petermullen46 on March 18, 2011, 06:30:48 am
25 litre Panniers from Sjs on eBay. £ 14 delivered. They are not ortlieb but looks like they will do a great job. Can't grumble for that price
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on March 19, 2011, 08:52:32 pm
I had parcels today  ;D

A 2nd pair of Assos shorts- they look very nice but didn't come with the free samples of wash stuff and chamois creme  :o I think only the bib shorts come with the freebies. These ones are black all over. Hopefully my bum won't look big in them, not that many people tend to ride behind me  ;)

Some bar end caps because I lost one of mine already.

A spare Durano Plus 25mm tyre. I was a bit concerned because my front one had a faerie visitation on the Wye Wednesday from a sharp piece of flint, and I can still see the little gash in it where it cut in. It has however remaining inflated since my roadside_in-pouring_rain fettle, but I thought I should have a new tyre standing by just in case.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on March 20, 2011, 05:05:36 pm
Lotions and potions
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on March 20, 2011, 06:21:18 pm
From Brick Lane Bikes, a new crankset to replace the old cranks which died on yesterday's FNRttC.  This required a new bottom bracket as well, not just for proper alignment but because the old BB was damaged by the crank failure.

This means the frame, forks and seat-post are the only remaining parts of the original bike ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on March 20, 2011, 07:56:18 pm
If it's small, light and actually up to cutting brake cables, then I'd be interested to know exactly what it is...

I've used my leatherman for that on FNRttCs, but it's not that small, and it's certainly not cheap!

From Brick Lane Bikes, a new crankset to replace the old cranks which died on yesterday's FNRttC.  This required a new bottom bracket as well, not just for proper alignment but because the old BB was damaged by the crank failure. ...

Bugger. :( I was afraid that would happen.  I once partially killed a crank like that.  When the crank came loose, it distorted the shape of the relatively soft metal, but the BB itself was OK, since it's normally quite a bit harder than the crank.  I kept on using it, but the two cranks weren't quite 180° apart any more!


I just opened up a parcel that was left on my doorstep for when I got home from the FNRttC post ride drinkies.

It's a Shimano tool for undoing SPD pedals.  I've got several spare sets of pedals, but I may see if it's worth repairing the ones on the Kaffenback, which currently have a couple of mms of play!

I may have buggered the ball races, in which case they'll go in the bin, but if I can just replace the bearings, and get them back to some degree of reasonableness, that'll be OK.  The tool was only £2.24 from ProBikeKit, so it's a relatively cheap experiment.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on March 20, 2011, 07:59:22 pm
Sports bra to replace one that catastrophically failed last week, some water bottles that hopefully won't leak or smell vaguely of mushrooms, and a supply of chamois cream.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on March 20, 2011, 08:20:43 pm


It's a Shimano tool for undoing SPD pedals.  I've got several spare sets of pedals, but I may see if it's worth repairing the ones on the Kaffenback, which currently have a couple of mms of play!

I may have buggered the ball races, in which case they'll go in the bin, but if I can just replace the bearings, and get them back to some degree of reasonableness, that'll be OK.  The tool was only £2.24 from ProBikeKit, so it's a relatively cheap experiment.

Is that this one?  Probikekit.com | Crank Bottom Bracket and Pedal Tools | SPD axle removal tool (http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=NP10379) ?

I could probably do with giving the spd axle bearings a clean up and regrease on the Shimano A530 single sides spds which are on my dawes horizon, and the M520 spds on my Lemond Etape racer.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on March 20, 2011, 08:52:58 pm
Is that this one?  Probikekit.com | Crank Bottom Bracket and Pedal Tools | SPD axle removal tool (http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=NP10379) ?

I could probably do with giving the spd axle bearings a clean up and regrease on the Shimano A530 single sides spds which are on my dawes horizon, and the M520 spds on my Lemond Etape racer.

That's the doodad, the £2-24 figure is before VAT, so it's £2-69 with VAT, and P&P is free if you're not in a rush (it only took a couple of days to arrive).

I've mostly got M520s universally on my bikes, the only exception is the Snow Bike which has Decathlon half'n'half pedals, so I can just use bog standard flat shoes should I want to.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on March 20, 2011, 10:16:51 pm

From Brick Lane Bikes, a new crankset to replace the old cranks which died on yesterday's FNRttC.  This required a new bottom bracket as well, not just for proper alignment but because the old BB was damaged by the crank failure. ...

Bugger. :( I was afraid that would happen.  I once partially killed a crank like that.  When the crank came loose, it distorted the shape of the relatively soft metal, but the BB itself was OK, since it's normally quite a bit harder than the crank.  I kept on using it, but the two cranks weren't quite 180° apart any more!


I shall make sure, in future, to be carrying a spare crank bolt.  Although, having had one fail on me, who knows how long I'll have to wait for it to happen again ;)

Also, I replaced my old multi-tool with one that has a larger range of fittings, including an 8 hex.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on March 22, 2011, 08:07:41 pm
500x10mm M5 socket head bolts and 100x20mm M5 socket head bolts.

At the rate I lose them from my mudguards (as anyone who has accompanied me on recent rides will attest), that many should last me til the end of the year, just :)

Stainless I hope?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on March 22, 2011, 08:26:51 pm
Does it matter if he's changing them every ride ?  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on March 24, 2011, 08:21:32 pm
Just stumbled upon a Carradice Barley Saddlebag factory second on eekbay for 29 quid.  It should be with me in a few days!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on March 25, 2011, 12:16:09 am
A Thudbuster ST.
I got the idea after riding back along the canal today. I've had a bit of a sore arse recently and the thumping from the cobbles and rough bits along the tow path weren't helping any.
I'm becoming more like a princess.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on March 25, 2011, 12:32:05 am
I had a delivery of one of these Knog adjustable folding spanners.

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/knog.png)

It's a neat idea, but the implementation isn't as good as it could be.  The jaw will drop out if unscrewed too far (which I've never had happen with an adjustable before), and it rattles a bit loosely when folded up.

It's clever, but it's not done well enough to justify it's not very cheap price tag.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on March 25, 2011, 11:46:37 am
Bought two of these


   Wiggle | Cateye Rear Carrier Mounting Light Spares
 (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-rear-carrier-mounting/)

same again
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 29, 2011, 12:05:33 am
A shiny new cassette, and a shiny new chain, and a quarter of an hour of labour for the fitting thereof.

The chain is somewhat cleaner than the rest of the bike right now....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on March 29, 2011, 12:11:23 am
That sorts itself out depressingly quickly, I find.

Even indoors on a turbo-trainer.   :o  No, I've no idea how.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Manotea on March 29, 2011, 12:20:25 am
An ebaytastic new miche track 49T chainring to replace a 46T chainring. Time to make my legs hurt again!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on March 29, 2011, 07:23:51 pm
Carradice Barley saddle bag (factory second) off ebay arrived today!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on April 06, 2011, 02:08:44 am
We went to D-Tek and all I got were a set of £5 B-Twin mudguards when we stopped off at Decathlon on the way home.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on April 06, 2011, 06:37:18 am
CO2 Inflator + 2x 16g cartridges from Lady Penelope's chauffer.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nmcgann on April 06, 2011, 08:11:33 am
That sorts itself out depressingly quickly, I find.

Even indoors on a turbo-trainer.   :o  No, I've no idea how.

...and chain wear continues too. I wore out a chain over the winter with turbo use only. Well lubed, no grit or grot, but it still stretched 1/16in.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on April 06, 2011, 08:52:27 am
New pump, tubes and patches
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: matthew on April 06, 2011, 09:12:32 am
We went to D-Tek and all I got were a set of £5 B-Twin mudguards when we stopped off at Decathlon on the way home.

What   :o , tell us the secret of how you protected your credit cards, locked in a bank vault ... sealed in a nuclear bunker... launched into orbit with the astronauts going to the ISS.  ???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Rhys W on April 06, 2011, 09:13:00 am
Two 1.5kg tubs of Torq energy drink (lemon/lime & orange). Since I tried this stuff I can't go back to the artificially-sweetened brands, and these should last me the better part of a year.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on April 06, 2011, 09:17:25 am
We went to D-Tek and all I got were a set of £5 B-Twin mudguards when we stopped off at Decathlon on the way home.

What   :o , tell us the secret of how you protected your credit cards, locked in a bank vault ... sealed in a nuclear bunker... launched into orbit with the astronauts going to the ISS.  ???
Well, I guess it might be down to what Barakta either got or is planning to get...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on April 06, 2011, 09:18:54 am
Two 1.5kg tubs of Torq energy drink (lemon/lime & orange). Since I tried this stuff I can't go back to the artificially-sweetened brands, and these should last me the better part of a year.

Funnily enough I just ordered some via our club.  Wonder if it's nice?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on April 06, 2011, 12:32:41 pm
Two 1.5kg tubs of Torq energy drink (lemon/lime & orange). Since I tried this stuff I can't go back to the artificially-sweetened brands

Who on earth decided that what was really missing from a bottle whose main ingredient is sugar (93% on the one I have here) and salt (2%) powder was some saccharine?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on April 06, 2011, 02:59:43 pm
Nuun tablets.Several tubes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: nightrider on April 06, 2011, 03:15:13 pm
Got my Kinesis equiped with Sturmey Archer S3X.A sort of fixed for the unfit :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on April 06, 2011, 04:00:08 pm
Reminds me, need to pick up some tubes before Saturday...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on April 06, 2011, 06:33:52 pm
Placed an online order for the amusingly-named '16" Big Boy' Trailer (http://www.tretwerk.net/en/Bicycle-Equipment/Trailer/Transport-Trailer/Anh-nger-Roland-16-Big-Boy-Hochdeichsel-Kunststoffwanne-mit-Kupplung.html).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Rhys W on April 06, 2011, 08:14:13 pm
Two 1.5kg tubs of Torq energy drink (lemon/lime & orange). Since I tried this stuff I can't go back to the artificially-sweetened brands, and these should last me the better part of a year.

Funnily enough I just ordered some via our club.  Wonder if it's nice?

It may taste strange at first, if you're used to the artificially-sweetened type. I get through about 3 bottles a week in summer, so the more natural the better imho.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hulver on April 06, 2011, 10:13:11 pm
A new left crank and bottom bracket. To replace the one that fell off.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on April 07, 2011, 12:04:41 am
Ah, so it did damage the spindle, then.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on April 07, 2011, 07:25:42 pm
That is truly self control    ;D

We went to D-Tek and all I got were a set of £5 B-Twin mudguards when we stopped off at Decathlon on the way home.

What   :o , tell us the secret of how you protected your credit cards, locked in a bank vault ... sealed in a nuclear bunker... launched into orbit with the astronauts going to the ISS.  ???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on April 07, 2011, 08:09:42 pm
Today I ordered yet another set of M520s, as barakta has some shoes in need of cleats and is aiming to have something in need of pedals in the near future...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 08, 2011, 09:07:42 am
I just received some Paul light mounts, a couple of plastic nubs, and a nice little Stein Mini Cassette Tool, for the emergency kit.

It took a while to get hold of this, primarily since Parcel Force left it with a neighbour, but didn't bother with anything silly, like actually telling me. :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on April 08, 2011, 01:09:47 pm
Inner tubes ready for tomorrow's 300km Audax. I hope to use none of my spares during the ride.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on April 08, 2011, 09:26:05 pm
Today I ordered yet another set of M520s, as barakta has some shoes in need of cleats and is aiming to have something in need of pedals in the near future...

Hehe, arn't you meant to get the bike before the pedals and cleats?  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gaz2k on April 09, 2011, 05:33:18 pm
my first post yippee  :)    hi all

today i bought myself some continental sport contact tyres for my mtb,they look a bit odd on the bike being so slim but are much faster

only using them during the summer,then back on with the continental travel contacts for the extra grip.

other latest purchase this week was some new headset bearings,for a cool £2.50  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on April 09, 2011, 05:38:40 pm
Hehe, arn't you meant to get the bike before the pedals and cleats?  ;D

Nahh, that's the frustrating way round.  And we do have a tandem...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on April 09, 2011, 05:40:56 pm
Hi gaz2k, welcome :)

We obtained an IQ Cyo for the tandem :D. And some other stuff, which clarion will probably list later ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on April 09, 2011, 06:26:42 pm
Hi gaz2k - hope you enjoy it here.

I was fortunate to get a little tax rebate today, so I treated myself to some new bits & bobs including a Minoura workstand.  I've been thinking of getting one for ages mainly to make cleaning the bikes easier.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: arvid on April 10, 2011, 10:59:32 am
today i bought myself some continental sport contact tyres for my mtb,they look a bit odd on the bike being so slim but are much faster

only using them during the summer,then back on with the continental travel contacts for the extra grip.

You mean the 32-559 Sport Contacts? I have a pair that's free to a good home, but they're in the Netherlands.
I used them for less than 100km (because I reckon they're about as slow as Marathon Pluses).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andygates on April 10, 2011, 11:53:31 am
LBS old stock de Marchi shorts for a tenner a throw, clearance. Win!

New chain, win!

Need to go back for a new cassette now...  >:(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on April 11, 2011, 11:57:57 am
Had a look at the lad's Luath yesterday as the indexing was rubbish. Turned out the rear mech (a disappointingly low end Altus) has a huge amount of play about the pivot bolt, so an online shopping spree was in order.

It's been a while since I bought a Shimano rear mech. HFM?  :o

There also seems to be a distinct lack of mid-range Deore or LX level components around. Still, managed to pick up an SLX from Merlin at a not too painful £33. The LX on my MTB only cost £23, I'm sure the XT on my audax bike was only about £30.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on April 11, 2011, 12:13:31 pm
I ordered 2 Pro bike stands to use when cleaning bikes and in the study where my 2 best bikes live. I already know my Sabbath looks good on Tewdric's stand  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on April 11, 2011, 12:49:35 pm

There also seems to be a distinct lack of mid-range Deore or LX level components around. Still, managed to pick up an SLX from Merlin at a not too painful £33. The LX on my MTB only cost £23, I'm sure the XT on my audax bike was only about £30.

SLX is LX, rebranded for the hybrid market
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on April 11, 2011, 01:24:17 pm
At Wiggle, LX or SLX are both pushing £50, they don't have any standard Deore stuff. CRC are £35 for standard Deore (not that there is anything wrong with Deore, I just expected it to be around £25). Getting old and complaining about how much cheaper things were when ah were a lad I guess :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on April 12, 2011, 01:26:34 pm
Doesn't milk still cost 6d a pint then  :o

At Wiggle, LX or SLX are both pushing £50, they don't have any standard Deore stuff. CRC are £35 for standard Deore (not that there is anything wrong with Deore, I just expected it to be around £25). Getting old and complaining about how much cheaper things were when ah were a lad I guess :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on April 12, 2011, 01:29:19 pm
My pro stands arrived, with a set of park tools tyre levers for one of my bikes that doesn't have any yet and some park tools patches (I have had considerably more success with these repairing tubes than the vulcanising patch kits that seem to go wrong for me somehow).
No Haribo today but there was a small energy gel sample  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on April 12, 2011, 01:52:26 pm
Kool stop pads arrived from Spa during lunch. Just the one set, I could have sworn I asked for two, but maybe I was being unsure about the fit.  ???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 12, 2011, 02:26:30 pm
A(nother!) new lh bb cup, some brake pads for the rear disk (all fitted), the brakes tweaked and the front mech adjusted so that she shifts down onto the granny ring a bit more promptly and reliably and will actually will shift up onto the big ring again, and a general checkover pre-FNRttC.  Plus a couple of new spare tubes in a more appropriate size given the somewhat narrower new tyres that I bought a bit back.  £53 all in, including labour.  I don't think that's too shabby at all.

Now I just need to figure out where to fit the rear lights in the absence of the rack (my bike is nekkid!) and work out of I can do something to stop the bike computer stopping working whenever I switch the lights on....

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on April 12, 2011, 03:34:07 pm
A(nother!) new lh bb cup, some brake pads for the rear disk (all fitted), the brakes tweaked and the front mech adjusted so that she shifts down onto the granny ring a bit more promptly and reliably and will actually will shift up onto the big ring again, and a general checkover pre-FNRttC.  Plus a couple of new spare tubes in a more appropriate size given the somewhat narrower new tyres that I bought a bit back.  £53 all in, including labour.  I don't think that's too shabby at all.

Now I just need to figure out where to fit the rear lights in the absence of the rack (my bike is nekkid!) and work out of I can do something to stop the bike computer stopping working whenever I switch the lights on....



if you mount the computer a bit in front of the bars on one of these it seems to stop the interference:

   Acor Single Bracket Carbon Bar Extension - AHB2711 - &pound;14.79 | Dotbike
 (http://www.dotbike.com/p/8041)
there are cheaper extension brackets but this one is awesomely solid and very light.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Simonb on April 12, 2011, 03:37:52 pm
Some Nuun tablets.

Untested as yet, but will be popping some into the water bottle for my 85km (weekly!) commute.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 12, 2011, 04:30:37 pm
Some rather nice Swiss Stop brake pads, into the spares pile, for when I need some replacements on Red.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on April 12, 2011, 06:16:04 pm
2 x BBB aluminium but carbon look bottle cages for the TCR.
A Exposure Flare rear light with the rechargeable batteries / charger.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on April 18, 2011, 12:27:50 pm
I've just bought one of these:

Sam Cycling (http://www.samcycling.com/clement-retro-team-cycling-p-588.html)

...after seeing a chap wearing one on yesterday's Spring Into the Dales.  I've been wanting another cap ferrages, but I didn't see any that weren't hideously wrong or ridiculously overpriced until this one. 

I've never heard of the shop before, and I'm not convinced I would have used them if I could have bought it anywhere else.  There's no "about" section on the site, and God knows why they needed a DOB from me :-/
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on April 18, 2011, 02:44:57 pm
The DOB is because they are using osCommerce as their shop platform. The default there is to ask for DOB (and gender), it takes some effort and knowledge of PHP to stop it asking for them - so many shops don't bother.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on April 18, 2011, 03:32:39 pm
Makes sense - Thanks, Matt.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on April 19, 2011, 08:20:42 am
Unemployment means I have to economise. Does it bollocks:

* A Pompino frameset off Gene Hunt
* 2 Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 700x28 gumwall tyres &  inner tubes
* A Satori stem riser
* An amoeba stem
* A tan Vavert saddle
* Faux tan leather bar tape
* 2 faux tan leather arm patches to fettle into mudflaps

I'm currently trying to buy a front & rear wheel off separate forumites & then the fun can begin. It has to be completed before SWMBO returns from Hungary.

The look I'm aiming for is a tan and British racing green combo.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on April 19, 2011, 04:40:55 pm
AWL  :thumbsup:

Onto my purchase today, a set of small Ergon grips for gripshirt to complete Mrs T's bike

Other things have got in the way of me fitting them tho :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on April 19, 2011, 06:04:47 pm
An islabike for mini bloomers direct from the shop. He better bloody ride it. I might let him
come on memwns or is 9 too young?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on April 19, 2011, 06:16:27 pm
I fitted a new chain to my bike and then found it was slipping slightly which wasn't surprising, as it's the third chain using that cassette, so I popped down to my LBS to get a chain whip and to see what cassettes they had. 

The very helpful chap asked if I wanted a Dura-Ace 7900 10 speed cassette that they'd got lying around which no-one had bought.  This is the one with 4 titanium sprockets, and retails for £160.  I got it for £60!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on April 19, 2011, 06:19:11 pm
I fitted a new chain to my bike and then found it was slipping slightly which wasn't surprising, as it's the third chain using that cassette, so I popped down to my LBS to get a chain whip and to see what cassettes they had. 

The very helpful chap asked if I wanted a Dura-Ace 7900 10 speed cassette that they'd got lying around which no-one had bought.  This is the one with 4 titanium sprockets, and retails for £160.  I got it for £60!!

Now that is a bit of a result
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on April 20, 2011, 09:43:30 am
Prompted by that thread about what stuff people carry, and the need to do some maintenance

8 Shimano Anti Fray End for Inner Cable
1 Shimano TLFC21 Chainwheel Peg Spanner
1 SRAM PowerLink Gold for 9 Speed Chains
1 Shimano Pear Nipple Brake Inner Cable Wire
1 Fiber Fix Emergency Replacement Spoke
1 Shimano Cantilever Link Wire D Type 95 mm Extension - Each
1 Shimano SIS 1.2 mm Gear Inner Cable Wire
5 Cable Tie Black 200 mm Long - Reusable
1 Shimano Deore 104 mm PCD 4 Arm Outer Chainring Alloy 48T

Out of interest, how hooked do people let their chainrings get? My outer ring has done 6000km, but with a very anal cleaning and chain replacement schedule. It looks a little bit worn on some, but not all of the teeth. It's a Deore Hollowtech II 48T outer. I've gone for another. Although I could have saved money going for an unramped jobbie, I have bad memories of an unramped and silly coloured Milddleburn outer I bought in the early 90's. Every shift felt like I had been the victim of luddite direct action.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on April 20, 2011, 11:02:17 pm
Two 20x1.5 Marathon Racers, for both wheels on the Grasshopper.  4 tubes.

A Micro-SD card containing all UK roads for my Garmin Etrex.  Saves all that tedious faffing about in hyperspace downloading maps from the PC.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on April 21, 2011, 11:07:50 pm
1 carradice super C saddle bag (my camper longflap has vanished and had a hole in it anyway :( ). Sadly Brixton cycles didn't have a longflap, but I think the super c will do.

One pair of 2011 sonoma shoes - the 2010 ones were too pale. :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on April 21, 2011, 11:26:59 pm
I cycled to the post-office this morning and took delivery of a Hebie seat-post bracket for my trailer tow-hitch.  It's only a fairly small part, but Rose bikes bless 'em sent with it a holiday catalogue, two bags of sweets and a bowl (Rose .. Bowl .. RoseBowl geddit?) as a pressie to celebrate my first order from them.  Don't get me wrong I appreciate the gesture, but as a result the box they came in was HUGE.  I nearly needed a trailer to take it home from the post-office!  :facepalm:

Anyway, it's fitted now and does the job great.  :thumbsup:  I'm ready now for my next trip to the post-office.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on April 25, 2011, 09:27:29 pm
Since I was already looking on Ribble Cycle's web-site (see here;- Women specific bike geometry. Is it BS ? (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=46540.30)) I decided to order another pair of Lusso Pro gel shorts (my 3rd pair) and I also ordered a Lusso blue/black SS shirt for Helen (this one;- Lusso Clothing - Technical bike wear hand-made in the UK (http://www.lusso-clothing.co.uk/viewdetail.php?target=60507/black)).

Then, because I was directed to the One-On site by a friend who is thinking about an 11-speed Alfine Pompetamine, I came across this;- Smart Lunar 35 Lux Front Light / Black £15.99  (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/LISMRT35FR/smart-lunar-35-lux-front-light). So I ordered it.

I've also bid on a (probably) fake Garmin-Cervelo LS top on Ebay from a Chinese supplier. It's in the same colours as the Lusso shirt.

I love the Team Sky colours but I won't wear anything with their name or logo on it.
I've got a Garmin so the new top is (tenuously) appropriate  ;) .

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on April 26, 2011, 01:36:29 pm
I bought some of  these (http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9284321) for when I strip off in the heat. 51p each for jersey securage.
Excellent.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on April 26, 2011, 04:45:57 pm
We've just been to the LBS where bungees were purchased. We also bought a pair of tubes suitable for 37-622 tyres (Schraeder) and a pair of Altura 56 litre panniers for Mrs. Wow's solo machine.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on April 26, 2011, 08:16:44 pm
Put the order for my birthday n+1 in. May be a couple of weeks before I get it though.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on April 26, 2011, 09:19:01 pm
A £2-99 rimtape.

Last of the big spender, that's me. :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Dinamo on April 26, 2011, 09:39:13 pm
A Cateye BM 300G Race Mirror from Wiggle £6  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on April 26, 2011, 09:59:01 pm
A pair of light brown bamboo lock on bar grips for the Pompino. An indulgence at £23, but I've kept the build price down, so this one little luxury's worth splashing out on.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris L on April 27, 2011, 02:08:26 pm
Set out for some hard core bike shop frittering on Good Friday, and as well as new sunnies (too posh to name), t shirt, jersey for daughter, saddle for son (insisted he needs it, and it was only a fiver), I bought some MKS folding pedals.  They're very solid, quite heavy and deeply cool-looking.  These will be attached to the Brompton as part of the pimping project, or possibly attached to son's/wife's/my MTB to steamline shed space.  Thinking about it, I could buy an equivalent non-folding set and mix the two sets to create a wider space down the middle of the shed, which would be progress in anyone's book.

(If you want to follow me down the path of folding pedal enlightenment, Action Bikes In Wimbledon had two sets.  I bought one, so there should be the other one left for you - I don't think they're a fast moving line given the state of the packaging.  He's got them marked up as Was £35, Now £XX.  I got mine for £20 after a bit of haggling.)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on April 27, 2011, 02:18:27 pm
My new 'walkydog' pole for my Claud Butler bike arrived today.
WalkyDog&reg;: General Mounting Instructions (http://www.walky.co.uk/walky-dog-mounting.html)

The cheaper one I've been using for the last few months wasn't really upto the torque strength of a Border Collie who thinks she is a sledge dog and a mad Cockapoo also attached to the end of the same pole. This one has a more robust looking seatpost clamp so I am hoping I can tighten it enough to prevent rotation and wiggling loose. Some minor fettling using elasticated leads will be needed to adapt it for 2 dogs not 1. Fortunately my Cockapoo, Google was trained to run on the left of my bike on a normal lead looped on the bars before I got a 2nd dog, so I can give him a longer lead without fear of him running into the bike. Squidge, my collie is on a mission to get everywhere first and at speed, so she tends to give me an awesome tow up the hilly bit on the way to Cheddar reservoir where we mostly go  ;D

I am just going to have some lunch, fit it and take off for a few miles with the dogs to test it  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on April 27, 2011, 03:25:36 pm
Set of mudguards, pair of cleats and a book.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andrewc on April 27, 2011, 07:42:04 pm
A pair of shiny new Specialized BG Gel mitts arrived in the post today........ :thumbsup:

But they are the wrong size.......and it's my fault....... :facepalm:



Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on April 27, 2011, 11:25:40 pm
A Carradice Bagman, to prevent my not-quite-racing-snake-grade thighs interfering with the Barley on the geared audax bike.  Works a treat.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on April 28, 2011, 09:51:30 am
Ordered a Cyo.  I've tried using an E6 on my tourer, but I keep blowing lamps on (not terribly fast) descents, and it doesn't have a Standlicht.  Both a regulator and Standlicht circuit could probably be fettled by Kim in an instant, but I'm not Kim, and so I shall just quietly upgrade.

Hmm, that Nexus dynamo could do with replacing, too... ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on April 28, 2011, 06:57:52 pm
20 16g CO2 cannisters for my new inflator that hasn't arrived yet!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on April 28, 2011, 07:27:23 pm
Kneewarmers.

High Five Zero tablets with added caffeine  :o :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on April 28, 2011, 07:55:45 pm
Some handlebar tape and a chain.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: ed_o_brain on April 28, 2011, 09:06:37 pm
First bike related purchase in aages.
A Tortect ultralite rack to go on the Kona.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on April 30, 2011, 10:51:08 pm
Sort of  ::-)
Ribble Cycles delivery of a Lusso SS shirt for Helen and some Lusso Pro-gel shorts for me arrived today.
The SS shirt's colours, IRL, weren't as they appeared on 't Web so she decided to return it.
For various other reasons, we were in the Ribble Cycles area so we called in and got a refund on the shirt.

While we were there, we looked at their show bikes.
The Bianco Sportive got the thumbs up (see here;- Women specific bike geometry. Is it BS ? (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=46540.30)) so, at some time in the near future, a purchase will be made.

Current thinking is 105 groupset (triple or compact TBD), standard wheels, narrow bars, women's saddle.

Shame that any women's saddle is extra.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on April 30, 2011, 11:10:27 pm
My mini CO2 inflator gadget arrived today, it is really tiny  ;D
(http://www.pedalscyclecentre.co.uk/smsimg/32/798-2020-main-qa3000-32.jpg)
I've resisted the urge to try it out and waste a cannister. From the instructions it looks completely fool proof. The big question is how many cannisters should I pack on a 300, 300 and 600? I don't think I will risk going pumpless.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 03, 2011, 02:16:44 pm
The Ortlieb front roller classics I've been threatening to buy whenever my nasty 12 quid Halfords efforts showed signs of becoming unfit for purpose.  A pothole-related pingfuckit moment on the approach to the Shepherds Bush roundabout on Thursday night did the deed.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on May 03, 2011, 02:21:08 pm
Today, a 32oz bottle of Progold chain lube
New set of helemunt pads
Exposure helemunt mount
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 03, 2011, 02:32:57 pm
The big question is how many cannisters should I pack on a 300, 300 and 600? I don't think I will risk going pumpless.

Ah, that's easy:  Subtract the weight of your tyres from the weight of an equivalent pair of Schwalbe Marathons, then divide by the weight of a cartridge.  If your result is negative, add that amount of CAKE as ballast.

A similar formula can be used to calculate which lock to carry for a given bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on May 03, 2011, 02:49:37 pm
My mini CO2 inflator gadget arrived today, it is really tiny  ;D
...
I've resisted the urge to try it out and waste a cannister. From the instructions it looks completely fool proof. The big question is how many cannisters should I pack on a 300, 300 and 600? I don't think I will risk going pumpless.

That looks like the same one I've got.

I normally carry a pump, because it's useful for doing things like putting a bit of air into the tube before you try and get it into position inside the tyre.  This may be possible with the inflator, but my suspicion is that it squirts the CO2 in too fast, and I'd risk bursting the inner tube!

I've yet to use more than one CO2 cartridge on a ride, but I normally carry three.  That's partly because I have two of the rubber surrounds (to stop your hand freezing in use), so I sandwich a third cartridge between the two wrapped ones, and they won't clink against each other in the bag!

Before I had an inflator myself, I carried one on the first Martletts ride last year, which was Simon Legg's, and about a dozen cartridges (and 25g cartridges, which are stupidly expensive compared to 16g ones).  We used three or four on that ride, but that was 120 or so people, many with randomly maintained bicycles.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on May 03, 2011, 04:18:31 pm
Got Cyo.

Happy :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on May 03, 2011, 04:24:22 pm
My last pair of cheap multilense sunglasses broke at the weekend
I lost another pair last week
So I don't have any at the moment

But fortunately, derekscyclesonline. one of my preferred ebay suppliers have an extensive line of cheap sunglasses.  And it is all too easy to click "buy" a couple of times
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on May 03, 2011, 04:41:56 pm
I took a bike to Dr Madgett for surgery, and while I was there, picked up some parts in a retro-stylee for the Dawes.
I'm hoping that as I can't ride, I'll suddenly acquire an enthusiasm for fettling.

It might work.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 03, 2011, 08:51:10 pm
My mini CO2 inflator gadget arrived today, it is really tiny  ;D
...
I've resisted the urge to try it out and waste a cannister. From the instructions it looks completely fool proof. The big question is how many cannisters should I pack on a 300, 300 and 600? I don't think I will risk going pumpless.

That looks like the same one I've got.

I normally carry a pump, because it's useful for doing things like putting a bit of air into the tube before you try and get it into position inside the tyre.  This may be possible with the inflator, but my suspicion is that it squirts the CO2 in too fast, and I'd risk bursting the inner tube!

I've yet to use more than one CO2 cartridge on a ride, but I normally carry three.  That's partly because I have two of the rubber surrounds (to stop your hand freezing in use), so I sandwich a third cartridge between the two wrapped ones, and they won't clink against each other in the bag!

Before I had an inflator myself, I carried one on the first Martletts ride last year, which was Simon Legg's, and about a dozen cartridges (and 25g cartridges, which are stupidly expensive compared to 16g ones).  We used three or four on that ride, but that was 120 or so people, many with randomly maintained bicycles.

Thanks for data!
I like Kim's forumla too  ;D
I'm thinking I will probably take 2 cartridges on a 300 and 3 on a 400 and 600 or any ride I might want to pump up other people's tyres too. I bought a pack of 20 x 16g cartridges which seem to be about right for obtaining 120psi.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on May 03, 2011, 10:38:43 pm
The 16g cartridges seem to be able to get my 700×38 tyres on the Kaffenback up to a reasonable pressure (probably near to 100psi).  They can easily get the 700×25 tyres on Red suitably hard.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: spesh on May 03, 2011, 10:49:33 pm
A couple of items from the Park Tools repertoire - a TW-1 torque wrench for doing up the bits on my soot bike that require really low torque settings and a FR-6 freewheel remover for removing freewheels from my Langster.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on May 04, 2011, 09:31:23 am
Ordered some wheels.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on May 04, 2011, 09:32:49 am
Ordered some wheels.  :thumbsup:
Nice!!  Tell us some more please?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andyf on May 04, 2011, 09:47:10 am
Ordered a pair of Diadora Aerospeed Comp Road Shoes from Chainreaction, just over half price off at £48 included P&P  :thumbsup: my feet are goning to love me this weekend ;D :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rafletcher on May 04, 2011, 02:22:32 pm
Rather too much really  :-[

Assos winter glove system from Wiggle at end of line discount'ish prices.
And eBayed for Assos Roubaix & Assos Intermediate jerseys (so now I have 2 of each), plus a climajet gilet. All at less than half new prices.

Just the Assos bib-knickers that I'm still bidding on! That'll be my second pair of those too.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 04, 2011, 03:19:25 pm
My Prolink gold and chain Park Tools chain cleaning gizmo arrived.
I am going to clean the chain on my dog walking bike for the first time ever now  ;D
Then I'm going to give the Sabbath's chain a good going over with the Prolink gold to get rid of the old lube, and see if this runs as nice and smoothly as people say it does :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 04, 2011, 06:10:00 pm
Do these (http://twitpic.com/4tc00m) count?

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 04, 2011, 06:16:30 pm
I've seen novels with fewer pages ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on May 04, 2011, 06:21:24 pm
Ordered some wheels.  :thumbsup:
Nice!!  Tell us some more please?

Open Pros on 105 hubs, 32 spoke. From Hewitts.

Not special, but they do what I want - they are to replace my nearly worn out ones, which have done 7,000 miles and I don't trust the rims for much longer. They'll do as spares. The wheels are for Audaxing and the occasional cycle camp!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 04, 2011, 09:40:39 pm
Do these (http://twitpic.com/4tc00m) count?



The photo you were looking for no longer exists  :'(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andrewc on May 04, 2011, 09:46:49 pm
Do these (http://twitpic.com/4tc00m) count?



The photo you were looking for no longer exists  :'(


That's a lorra, lorra, rail tickets........

You are Phileas Fogg AICFP.......
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 04, 2011, 10:06:10 pm
The photo you were looking for no longer exists  :'(

Probably twitpic having a moment.  It's still there as far as I can see.


You are Phileas Fogg AICFP.......

Have 'bent will travel...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on May 05, 2011, 02:36:27 pm
Assos 3/4 roubaix bibs.

Two pairs of.

In blue.

mmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 05, 2011, 04:36:25 pm
Assos 3/4 roubaix bibs.

Two pairs of.

In blue.

mmmmmmmmmmmm

 :o  :o  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on May 05, 2011, 05:16:40 pm
Assos 3/4 roubaix bibs.

Two pairs of.

In blue.

mmmmmmmmmmmm

 :o 2 pairs?! I didn't know there was that much money! :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on May 05, 2011, 08:33:38 pm
About to buy some bibtights.

Budget stretches to dhb not Assos, mind...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 05, 2011, 08:53:27 pm
Almost.
I called in the lbs for 4  26x1.6 inner tubes.This represented quite a dollop of luggage & I didn't fancy squeezing them in my rack pack & lugging 'em round for another 90km so,because they were very low on stock the Owner's Son put 'em in a bag & stored them under the counter for me to collect in the next few days.
You don't get that on the internet do you
Long live the lbs :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 05, 2011, 09:00:04 pm
so,because they were very low on stock the Owner's Son put 'em in a bag & stored them under the counter for me to collect in the next few days.
You don't get that on the internet do you

I think the internet version would be CityLink storing them for you to collect over the next few days in a depot 30 miles away...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 05, 2011, 09:00:15 pm
Ordered some wheels.  :thumbsup:
Nice!!  Tell us some more please?

Open Pros on 105 hubs, 32 spoke. From Hewitts.

Not special, but they do what I want - they are to replace my nearly worn out ones, which have done 7,000 miles and I don't trust the rims for much longer. They'll do as spares. The wheels are for Audaxing and the occasional cycle camp!
I think these are the best you'll get for the money. A classic wheel build imo
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on May 05, 2011, 09:16:38 pm
My Rapha top arrived today, never bought such an expensive top although it was half price and I thought I deserve at least one rapha top?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on May 05, 2011, 09:17:57 pm
.... and I thought I deserve at least one rapha top?

You do.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on May 05, 2011, 09:32:38 pm
.... and I thought I deserve at least one rapha top?

You do.

Thank you I will explain this to my OH when the credit card bill is spotted!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 05, 2011, 09:34:57 pm
This thread is no good without links/pics

 :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on May 05, 2011, 09:46:45 pm
About to buy some bibtights.

Budget stretches to dhb not Assos, mind...

And bought some new humvees, too (and some p*nct*re patches).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 05, 2011, 09:47:02 pm
My Rapha top arrived today, never bought such an expensive top although it was half price and I thought I deserve at least one rapha top?

Is it pink?
If not how will I recognise you en audax route?
 :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 05, 2011, 10:29:32 pm
I just had an epic spending spree.

I was having great difficulty deciding whether to order Carradice expedition Bagman and Camper Longflap, or Tubus rack with Carradice Super C panniers. I think I wouldl use both in different circumstances. So I just ordered all of the above  ;D
Also ordered some toe straps (for luggage use not toes) and moar KoolStop salmon brake pads.

Then I ordered the titanium Jetboil stove I have been lusting after.
And the Laser Photon 1 tent. My Snugpak sleeping bag is on it's way already.

I think all I am missing now for my lightweight camping set up is the pillow.
I am considering taking all this lot to the Sem Fed in August :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on May 05, 2011, 10:34:00 pm
I just had an epic spending spree.

I was having great difficulty deciding whether to order Carradice expedition Bagman and Camper Longflap, or Tubus rack with Carradice Super C panniers. I think I wouldl use both in different circumstances. So I just ordered all of the above  ;D
Also ordered some toe straps (for luggage use not toes) and moar KoolStop salmon brake pads.

Then I ordered the titanium Jetboil stove I have been lusting after.
And the Laser Photon 1 tent. My Snugpak sleeping bag is on it's way already.

I think all I am missing now for my lightweight camping set up is the pillow.
I am considering taking all this lot to the Sem Fed in August :)

Kerching!  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 05, 2011, 10:38:27 pm
I just had an epic spending spree.

I was having great difficulty deciding whether to order Carradice expedition Bagman and Camper Longflap, or Tubus rack with Carradice Super C panniers. I think I wouldl use both in different circumstances. So I just ordered all of the above  ;D
Also ordered some toe straps (for luggage use not toes) and moar KoolStop salmon brake pads.

Then I ordered the titanium Jetboil stove I have been lusting after.
And the Laser Photon 1 tent. My Snugpak sleeping bag is on it's way already.

I think all I am missing now for my lightweight camping set up is the pillow.
I am considering taking all this lot to the Sem Fed in August :)

Kerching!  ;D

Yeah, I've just done about £600 worth of damage to my credit card hehe.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TheLurker on May 06, 2011, 08:36:21 am
Yesterday. Three pairs of silk glove liners. Two quid a go instead of 17.  The downside is Millets is closing down. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on May 06, 2011, 05:54:53 pm
My Rapha top arrived today, never bought such an expensive top although it was half price and I thought I deserve at least one rapha top?

Is it pink?
If not how will I recognise you en audax route?
 :)

Sorry Blue, I'll have to wear something else pink!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 06, 2011, 06:41:00 pm
Blue could be any colour for me 'cause I'm colour blind but o.k. with Pink :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on May 08, 2011, 03:44:08 pm
Just bought a pair of Specialized BG High Performance Footbeds: Fit +++ Green Size 48 to see if that will help foot / arch pain while cycling.
£25 cheaper than trying to find a new pair of shoes which may or may not have better arch support.

Hopefully these will mean I'll be a High Performance cyclist with them in!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on May 09, 2011, 08:25:46 pm
I just had an epic spending spree.

I was having great difficulty deciding whether to order Carradice expedition Bagman and Camper Longflap, or Tubus rack with Carradice Super C panniers. I think I wouldl use both in different circumstances. So I just ordered all of the above  ;D
Also ordered some toe straps (for luggage use not toes) and moar KoolStop salmon brake pads.

Then I ordered the titanium Jetboil stove I have been lusting after.
And the Laser Photon 1 tent. My Snugpak sleeping bag is on it's way already.

I think all I am missing now for my lightweight camping set up is the pillow.
I am considering taking all this lot to the Sem Fed in August :)

Remind me to ask you for early shopping warnings Fel........ ???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: smurphboy on May 09, 2011, 08:26:25 pm
Carradice Barley (black) arrived today...just need to work out how to fit it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on May 09, 2011, 08:32:56 pm
Carradice Barley (black) arrived today...just need to work out how to fit it.

I've got one of those too! Currently fitted to my non brooks road bike using the Carradice SQR system, but that is rather heavy and bulky, so I'll see about fettling something up!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: smurphboy on May 09, 2011, 08:40:26 pm
Carradice Barley (black) arrived today...just need to work out how to fit it.

I've got one of those too! Currently fitted to my non brooks road bike using the Carradice SQR system, but that is rather heavy and bulky, so I'll see about fettling something up!   :thumbsup:

Do let me know if you figure it out. I'm looking at the Bagman Quick Release.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on May 09, 2011, 08:57:39 pm
80s vintage Gazelle Champion Mondial, in very good condition, for not very much at all.  Now I just have to buy everything else...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on May 09, 2011, 09:24:29 pm
Do tell .. what are you planning for 'everything else'?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on May 09, 2011, 09:47:01 pm
Weeeell, I'm not going to be making any use of the dérailleur hanger, I know that.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on May 09, 2011, 09:48:26 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Doosh on May 10, 2011, 12:40:50 am
Nitto Randos ordered this morning to go on the Holdsworth.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 10, 2011, 11:50:36 am
My Wiggle parcel arrived with:

Carradice Super C  panniers
QR clips to go with them
Tubus rack
Some toe straps (for luggage)
Carradice Bagman expedition support
Koolstop Salmon brake pads

 ;D
My Carradice Camper longflap is on back order.
The panniers look really nice and go well with my super C Barley and super C bar bag, I have a matching set  ;D
They do feel quite heavy even when empty though. My new camping gear is so small I might actually only need to use one pannier unless I am away for a week or so. I am considering going to the Sem Fed with my local CTC group which is why I decided to get panniers as well as my more streamlined Camper Longflap set up.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on May 10, 2011, 01:54:57 pm
Got Barbara a new style seat cover for her trike from Kevin (of D-tek fame) He achieved the fastest EVER  delivery time from putting phone down in the morning to delivery late afternoon.
     Is it a plane, is it a bird, nope its Super Kevin (sorry  :facepalm:)
                                        ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: cycleman on May 10, 2011, 04:57:04 pm
that should be in the terrible jokes thread  :facepalm:  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on May 10, 2011, 05:17:04 pm
Yes, indeed, I thought it might be a bit to (f)punny for this thread but hey (ouch, double ouch)  :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on May 10, 2011, 11:03:58 pm
New big ring, new chain, topeak tri bag, some nuun tablets, some wheels from rose.de (A319 LX / LX dynohub), rim tape, cassette removing pin/nut thing & chainwhip, iq cyo, couple of spare seat bolts. Hopefully, that lot will see me through the next few months.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 11, 2011, 12:36:51 am
A couple of pairs of Aldi mitts.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Basil on May 11, 2011, 12:44:24 am
A couple of pairs of Aldi mitts.

Kim, is Aldi the one on the Brissle Road, near you?  (I always get confused between Aldi and Lidl and rock up at the wrong one)

And were there any left?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on May 11, 2011, 08:03:36 am

Kim, is Aldi the one on the Brissle Road, near you?  (I always get confused between Aldi and Lidl and rock up at the wrong one)

(http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/layout_img/head_logo.gif) (http://www.astrasec.com/images/logos/lidl.gif)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 11, 2011, 01:30:38 pm
Kim, is Aldi the one on the Brissle Road, near you?  (I always get confused between Aldi and Lidl and rock up at the wrong one)

And were there any left?

That's the one, yes.

A fairly reasonable selection of mitts as of yesterday evening: I was able to bag a couple of pairs of medium in BLACK after sifting through several of size large in assorted colours, so you're probably in luck.

Not so much of the other stuff, unless you're after a cheesy cable lock (of which they had many), a set of cheapo blinkies or 406 Schrader inner tubes.  Oh and helmets, lots of helmets.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on May 11, 2011, 08:40:01 pm
I won some vintage touring shoes on ebay  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on May 11, 2011, 10:11:25 pm
Oh - and a 'campag' cotton cap and some old style shoe cleats for toeclips and straps - the outfit for L'eroica is complete :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on May 12, 2011, 08:37:07 am
You will certainly look the part. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on May 12, 2011, 04:27:14 pm
Kryptonite Kryptoflex cable, which I shall deploy together with my mini d-lock when on tour.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 12, 2011, 05:23:19 pm
Some Fizik gel bar tape so I can fettle my Sabbath bars and levers today.

A 26T TA chain ring for my Fuji. I want to use this bike as my commuter but the current 30T is not a low enough gear for the lumpy bit in the middle of the route (Cheddar Gorge and the Mendips). The 26T should give me a great gear range as well as making it possible to use that bike for a spot of touring now I have my Panniers and camping gear  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on May 13, 2011, 12:04:27 pm
Surprisingly I did buy some cycling kit today!
I had actually popped into Aldi to see if they had any Household Ammonia for making WMDs for adding a few drops to my fish tank (sans fish) to get the bacteria filter up and running.

No household ammonia, but they did seem to have some cycling stuff left!  Came away with two pairs of mitts, one red, one blue to match the aldi cycling jerseys I bought a few years ago (1 blue, one red). The gloves  are surprisingly more comfy than my other more expensive pair!

Also came away with an ultralight cycling jacket, probably no where near rain resistant, but it'll probably do as an emergency wind proof layer.  Folds up nice and small!

Also a new Bikemate branded Bicycle Computer, loads of functions on it, and nice and cheap!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on May 13, 2011, 12:09:16 pm
Somehow I managed to lose my best fitting mitts between taking them off the washing line on Wednesday and looking for them today to pack for the BCM. I could find my son's mitts and my not-so-good ones that I washed at the same time  ???

So I ended up riding to the LBS to pick up a new pair (tried on lots, ended up with an updated version of the Spec BG Gel ones I've used for ages), which I wore home and have now just given a wash to soften them up a bit and get rid of some of the black bits that were making my white bar tape grubby.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 13, 2011, 01:24:19 pm
My new Spec BG Comp (womens) mitts arrived in the post today  :thumbsup:

Also my Sea-to-Summit silk sleeping bag liner and an elastic camping washing line. I'm just about fully prepared now for a first cycle camping effort at some point!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on May 13, 2011, 01:27:38 pm
Since my wife is has now put a hanging basket on my workstand (OK to be fair my workstand was the bracket for a hanging basket, I've just bought a new workstand
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 13, 2011, 02:12:50 pm
No household ammonia, but they did seem to have some cycling stuff left!  Came away with two pairs of mitts, one red, one blue to match the aldi cycling jerseys I bought a few years ago (1 blue, one red). The gloves  are surprisingly more comfy than my other more expensive pair!

I'm a big fan of Aldi mitts.  They do the job just fine, and at 3 quid a pair you can happily abuse them with your zero-tolerence cleaning method of choice and bin them when they start to disintegrate.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on May 13, 2011, 03:10:54 pm
A Schwalbe Ultremo R.1 650cx23 tyre for the rear of my recumbent arrived today.  Also yesterday lots of Torq recovery drink and gels.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on May 13, 2011, 06:09:46 pm
I'm fed up of not being able to find washers of the appropriate size so I've orders lots of different packs of washers from Screwfix.  And some bolts to fix my workmate toolbox - I only need two but they come in a pack of 100.  And a pack of facemasks so I can brush out the garage again then have another go at sealing the concrete floor which generates lots of dust.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Giraffe on May 14, 2011, 09:51:24 pm
Deore XT front hub and Rigida Sputnik rim (36h) for the front of the Thorn Audax - oh, spokes as well!

Also a Bosch hedge trimmer, but it's mains so limited range when mounted on the bike!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on May 16, 2011, 08:47:30 pm
Ultegra short cage rear mech.  Figured out my gear difference was 31 so this takes up to a 33.
Looked at the Dura Ace bling carbon caged one but then was good and sensible and bought the one that was just as good but 30g heavier but in all reality no difference in performance ( according to the reviews ). 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on May 19, 2011, 10:49:54 am
Just back laden from LIDL. 2 packs of spoke reflectors, a pair of shorts (too small!), a mini pump, a chain cleaning kit and probably summat else. They did have some shoes, but I reckon they were old stock as they only had sizes 42 & 43. £15 a pair though, so a bargain for someone. The shorts look decent, but are a tad small.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on May 19, 2011, 11:27:09 am
For my new frame:

Halo Aerotrack rear wheel with double-fixed hub (purple).
Halo 120mm-130mm hub axle conversion kit
Halo Aerorage front wheel (white)
Rim tape
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: pcolbeck on May 19, 2011, 01:01:35 pm
A new pair of mitts as I lost one of my old ones.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Polar Bear on May 19, 2011, 08:49:23 pm
2 pairs of mitts, one pair of arm coolers.   Mlle PB bought herself a pair of mitts and a new h****t  :o   :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on May 19, 2011, 08:50:09 pm
Uh oh what's happening to me, someone save me from beardy weirdness

Keen Commuter ii spd sandals arrived in the post today  :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 19, 2011, 09:21:44 pm
Online pharmacy order arrived, since my own pharmacy didn't have Conotrane arse cream. I think I went a bit overboard, they had a special offer if you bought 3, so I did. I just didn't quite appreciate how large a 500g tub is! So now have a life-times supply of Conotrane arse cream, a job lot of Ibuprofen and some travel sickness tablets for the dog.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Rhys W on May 19, 2011, 09:53:48 pm
A bottle of Progold Prolink from an ebay seller. My bike will get cleaned on Saturday, then I'll see what the fuss is about!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on May 19, 2011, 09:59:15 pm
A bottle of Progold Prolink from an ebay seller. My bike will get cleaned on Saturday, then I'll see what the fuss is about!

I bought a 32oz bottle the other week.  Hope that reassures...  :P
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Redlight on May 19, 2011, 10:17:42 pm
Still awaiting the saddle bag I ordered from Wiggle a month ago - "2-5 days delivery".  Last time for them, I think.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on May 19, 2011, 10:28:41 pm
A 3-speed hub so I can replace the innards of my broken one.

I can't imagine what I could have done to break the old one.  ::-)  It's not as though I've been towing a trailer full of camping gear up Welsh hills or anything!

I will endeavour to repair the old (actually not so old) one, but want to get back on the road ASAP so I'll end up with a spare should I end up breaking the new one too.  The way I get through them I give it about 8 weeks.  Messrs Sturmey and Archer must love me!   ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on May 20, 2011, 01:32:31 am
So now have a life-times supply of Conotrane arse cream, a job lot of Ibuprofen and some travel sickness tablets for the dog.  :thumbsup:

Was it a good swap ?  ;)

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on May 20, 2011, 01:10:56 pm
Just ordered a set of Crud Roadracer Mk2 mudguards off ebay for £22.48 inc postage. These are to go on my bling bike to make it a bit less bling and a bit more audax-worthy.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on May 23, 2011, 09:50:25 am
Unscheduled morning trip to the LBS because when I arrived at work I realized I'd forgotten to bring a lock.  Doh.  Also picked up a Park tyre boot, and a nice multitool to replace some rattly stuff in my saddlebag.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 23, 2011, 10:07:12 am
These are to go on my bling bike to make it a bit less bling and a bit more audax-worthy.

my full carbon bike is also morphing into something suitable for audax.

it has Crud gaurds as yours,a map trap,Brooks saddle,Carradice saddlebag,seak skinz sox & Shimano sandals.
I did have a beard at one time but not atm
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on May 23, 2011, 12:18:17 pm
A lid for my trailer - to keep the rain off my stuff.  Hopefully simply by having it there it won't rain.   8)  And seeing as there's a minimum order from bikester I ordered a replacement Nordlicht dynamo too.  The old one was in constant use through two winters so I'm not too surprised it's a bit knackered now.

On the subject of de-blinging bicycles I took the bling stickers off the wheels of my Trek Pilot on Saturday too.  It looks a lot more like a proper bicycle now - will be even better when I can put some bling-free tyres on it too.  I don't suppose I'll be able entirely to eradicate the word "Bontrager" from it but I'll have a jolly good try at it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 23, 2011, 12:22:43 pm
A spare set of brake cables, brake pads for my son's bike (I am so impressed he has ridden his bike enough this year to wear a set out!), a box of energy gels with caffeine in them and a box of chocolate chip flavour energy bars. All stocked up for my 600 now :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on May 23, 2011, 12:45:52 pm
A Carradice carradry glentress arrived today. It seemed simpler than carrying less stuff.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on May 23, 2011, 01:30:56 pm
2 x 120ml of Purple Extreme  from UK Bike Store for a very reasonably priced £8.98 each.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on May 23, 2011, 02:51:26 pm
I bought a lock and a cleaning brush kit fro Tesco, whilst in Inverness at the weekend.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on May 23, 2011, 07:12:32 pm
FSA Gimondi Chainset (http://www.velodromeshop.org.uk/index.php?p=product&id=1085) for the new fixed project.

(http://www.velodromeshop.org.uk/images/products/preview/330-6699.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on May 23, 2011, 09:27:48 pm
FSA Gimondi Chainset (http://www.velodromeshop.org.uk/index.php?p=product&id=1085) for the new fixed project.

(http://www.velodromeshop.org.uk/images/products/preview/330-6699.jpg)

I bought one of them in March. Going to turn it to a double for L'eroica, then revert to fixed afterwards. It has a lovely retro look to it :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on May 24, 2011, 07:36:56 am
Just bought some tyres. Cyclesurgery tuesday timeout has 50% off offer for today only.

CycleSurgery.com - Timeout Tuesday (http://www.cyclesurgery.com/timeout-tuesday/content/fcp-content)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on May 24, 2011, 08:03:41 am
Thanks - Continental and Panaracer all included, so GP4S at £20 each  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: marcusjb on May 24, 2011, 08:11:16 am
Thanks - Continental and Panaracer all included, so GP4S at £20 each  :thumbsup:

Good call - just stocked up on 28mm GPS4S - real bargain.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on May 24, 2011, 09:56:50 am
FSA Gimondi Chainset (http://www.velodromeshop.org.uk/index.php?p=product&id=1085) for the new fixed project.

(http://www.velodromeshop.org.uk/images/products/preview/330-6699.jpg)

I bought one of them in March. Going to turn it to a double for L'eroica, then revert to fixed afterwards. It has a lovely retro look to it :)

Very much :)  Since I'm converting an 80s frame, I thought I'd go for that kind of look (and 3/32" instead of 1/8").  If I ever change the chainring, I'll need to find something that is in keeping.  TA and Surly both seem to have good matches, at the moment.

I wish finding the right bars/stem/brake combination were as easy.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on May 26, 2011, 02:47:35 pm
I received a box of Torq energy gels, in Rhubarb and Custard flavour, which are actually not bad.

I just ordered a pair of red hubs, which at some point in the future can be used to make some red wheels, to make Red even redder!

I just need to find some red rims and spokes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on May 26, 2011, 02:49:46 pm
Have you got the barbag (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=45624.0)?   :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on May 26, 2011, 02:55:12 pm
I got a new helmet today. My nice pink one is getting rather grotty, but unfortunately giro seem to have stopped doing pink so I now have a lovely blue Ionos. I also got some spokes for TGL's bike, a rear light for my fast bike having gone out without one and some raceblades because it started raining as I reached the end of our street ::-).

Also a nice cup of tea with the delightful Paul Smith :).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on May 26, 2011, 02:59:19 pm
:) :thumbsup:

Wish I were shopping for bike bits instead of writing letters to complete numpties :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on May 26, 2011, 03:00:04 pm
Brakes.
You never know when you might want to use some.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on May 26, 2011, 03:01:04 pm
Brakes.
You never know when you might want to use some.

Something tha tis better to fit BEFORE you need them, than after :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on May 27, 2011, 01:53:35 pm
I just ordered one of these (http://www.integratedtrackers.com/GPSTrack/Products.jsp) GPS tracking lights.

Whether they've actually got any stock, and how well they work, remains to be seen, but I'm willing to try it out, and if it works OK, I'll probably buy some more.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on May 27, 2011, 02:04:51 pm
I just ordered one of these (http://www.integratedtrackers.com/GPSTrack/Products.jsp) GPS tracking lights.

Whether they've actually got any stock, and how well they work, remains to be seen, but I'm willing to try it out, and if it works OK, I'll probably buy some more.

That looks a really excellent little gizmo TimO, please let us know how you get on with it!
It would be handy to know whether the tracking website works on a mobile phone's browser.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JT on May 27, 2011, 02:26:23 pm
I just ordered one of these (http://www.integratedtrackers.com/GPSTrack/Products.jsp) GPS tracking lights.

Whether they've actually got any stock, and how well they work, remains to be seen, but I'm willing to try it out, and if it works OK, I'll probably buy some more.

Nifty gadget but the website doesn't inspire confidence that the company and their free website/alert service will be around very long.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on May 27, 2011, 03:58:05 pm
I just ordered one of these (http://www.integratedtrackers.com/GPSTrack/Products.jsp) GPS tracking lights.

Whether they've actually got any stock, and how well they work, remains to be seen, but I'm willing to try it out, and if it works OK, I'll probably buy some more.
That looks very like what we used on farm machinery that had a tendancy to "stray".
It worked well enough that we recovered a JCB & 2 Kubota RTVs.
We also got a shedload of texts telling us things we didn't need to know when numpties in the field forgot to turn it off...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on May 27, 2011, 05:31:08 pm
Nifty gadget but the website doesn't inspire confidence that the company and their free website/alert service will be around very long.

Whilst you need the website to do things like pretty tracking on Google Maps, you can get the device to just send you it's location via an SMS.  It's totally independent of any external infrastructure for that.

You can also remotely enable or disable tracking, should you forget to set it up to trigger on movement.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CAMRAMan on May 27, 2011, 05:35:16 pm
My 40t chainring arrived today. It's going on to the Pompino soon. That means that the combination of the Sturmey Archer AW3 hub abd 22t rear sprocket should see me up most hills.

I ordered a pannier anti-sway hook & rail from Carradice, but all that turned up was the hook, without explanation. As it happens, I didn't want the rail, but it's still not very good service, even if they didn't charge for it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on May 27, 2011, 10:53:30 pm
A big box arrived today whilst I was out at a meeting.

It looks like it might be full of wheels!!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on May 27, 2011, 10:59:19 pm
A big box arrived today whilst I was out at a meeting.

It looks like it might be full of wheels!!!

That sounds like a variation on 2001:

Quote
- Oh my God - it's full of wheels!

;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on May 28, 2011, 11:31:29 pm
A vintage (late 70s) TI Raleigh Campagnolo short-sleeve jersey, spotted in a vintage shop near Covent Garden. Fits very nicely.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on May 29, 2011, 02:07:56 pm
A bike!!!

And I spotted Aidan(as it was he who was selling me the bike), so he does exist, despite what I may have previously stated! :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on May 29, 2011, 02:21:28 pm
A couple of 16" inner tubes for the trailer and a pair of cable cutters - at last I might be able to fit a new cable without making a complete bodge of it!  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Domestique on May 29, 2011, 03:50:43 pm
New chain from Wiggle
New bell from The Old Bicycle Co
New sunglass's from Planet X

All P&P free  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on May 30, 2011, 11:41:50 am
A pair of Shimano sandals and yes I have the beard (for to many years to remember with any decency  :o)
   Just waiting for delivery after Chain Reactions compooter disaster,
                                                 :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: marcusjb on May 31, 2011, 09:07:19 am
Just picked up a couple of parcels from the post office.

4 continental 4 season 28mm tyres from cycle surgery's offer last week - £80 for 4 tyres!

More exciting is the nelson longflap from carradice (it is a Janet) that will, hopefully be big enough for my trip to France in august. Looks massive compared to my barley! I didn't want to go bigger as you do always fill whatever bag you have.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on May 31, 2011, 01:38:15 pm
According to the email that Planet-X sent this morning, my delivery is on it's way.

That's quite impressive, given that I received it last week (on Friday I think). :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 31, 2011, 06:24:16 pm
as you do always fill whatever bag you have.
[/quoe]

sooo troooo
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: eck on May 31, 2011, 09:47:21 pm
Four Conti innertubes from the Cycle Surgery sale: the Royal Mail tracking system tells me" Recorded Signed For™ items are only tracked after the item has been delivered."
So, I'll be able to tell where they are, once they've been delivered. Well, ain't that just handy?

Oh, and I also bought  this (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5783413456_739f71db16.jpg) from Big Al's Emporium of Cycling Delights. A van Nich Zephyr frame and forks to replace my dead Zeppelin. It was just a flying visit. I took Mrs eck for a romantic day out, but we were only there for about three hours.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Analog Kid on May 31, 2011, 10:11:38 pm
Bintryintabuy....


...Olympics tickets for a few weeks now....that count?

Well no, obviously, 'cos so far it's not happening...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on May 31, 2011, 10:20:18 pm
some plastic cutlery for cycle camping
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: simonp on June 01, 2011, 06:59:17 pm
Been looking at silly expensive wheelsets to make my Madone faster.  Managed to persuade myself not to click 'buy'.  So far.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on June 01, 2011, 07:19:28 pm
A 'tri-bag' I'm goingbto be so fast now :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PeteB99 on June 01, 2011, 07:30:11 pm
Ordered a Moulton TSR 9 today :smug:

I'll wait to see if the 6 to 8 weeks delivery time is correct or wishful thinking.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on June 02, 2011, 09:13:45 am
A 'tri-bag' I'm goingbto be so fast now :)

Could certainly speed up your jelly baby consumption.  Efficiency where it matters! ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on June 02, 2011, 11:19:02 am
A 'tri-bag' I'm goingbto be so fast now :)

Could certainly speed up your jelly baby consumption.  Efficiency where it matters! ;D

You thought I meant riding faster? :d
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on June 02, 2011, 01:49:34 pm
A new Schwalbe Durano Plus 25c tyre (I have 2 new now waiting to go on for PBP).

Some M520 SPD pedals for Fred the forum bike who I am planning to ride from London to the West country very soon.

Some new cycling sunglasses. Really pleased with them, they are Rudy Project Rydon's with photochromic polarised lenses. They are incredibly lightweight and the lenses are very nearly totally clear (20%) in dim light going up to 78% dark in bright sunlight. They should be good for all lighting conditions in the UK and may even be fine for night riding too. I don't like faffing with changing lenses and wanted something I can wear for whole audaxes. They also claim to be unbreakable, I will soon put this to the test since my last pair are in a bad state after a year of being in saddlebags, pockets, being dropped lots and even sat on when I left them on my saddle.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ian H on June 02, 2011, 01:52:46 pm
Reminds me, I was quite surprised my rear tyre lasted the Welsh 600.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on June 02, 2011, 02:36:19 pm
Some new cycling sunglasses. Really pleased with them, they are Rudy Project Rydon's with photochromic polarised lenses. They are incredibly lightweight and the lenses are very nearly totally clear (20%) in dim light going up to 78% dark in bright sunlight. They should be good for all lighting conditions in the UK and may even be fine for night riding too. I don't like faffing with changing lenses and wanted something I can wear for whole audaxes. They also claim to be unbreakable, I will soon put this to the test since my last pair are in a bad state after a year of being in saddlebags, pockets, being dropped lots and even sat on when I left them on my saddle.

They are the ones I use. You can wear them through the night - the lack of faff was a big plus for me. There is almost no perceptible visual difference between wearing them and not at night
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on June 02, 2011, 02:41:58 pm
Got my sandals (Shimano) from Chain Reaction, love em  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on June 02, 2011, 02:47:22 pm
Some new cycling sunglasses. Really pleased with them, they are Rudy Project Rydon's with photochromic polarised lenses. They are incredibly lightweight and the lenses are very nearly totally clear (20%) in dim light going up to 78% dark in bright sunlight. They should be good for all lighting conditions in the UK and may even be fine for night riding too. I don't like faffing with changing lenses and wanted something I can wear for whole audaxes. They also claim to be unbreakable, I will soon put this to the test since my last pair are in a bad state after a year of being in saddlebags, pockets, being dropped lots and even sat on when I left them on my saddle.

They are the ones I use. You can wear them through the night - the lack of faff was a big plus for me. There is almost no perceptible visual difference between wearing them and not at night

Excellent news, thanks Matt, that is what I was hoping  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on June 02, 2011, 03:34:41 pm
N+1 was despatched today. As I have not quite informed Mrs Aidan yet of said purchase, there is a possibility that I may have less than 24 hours to live ;D

If I live , I may post photos
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on June 02, 2011, 05:41:28 pm
We will hold a wake   ;) remember to say where you have hidden it  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on June 02, 2011, 05:53:43 pm
N+1 was despatched today. As I have not quite informed Mrs Aidan yet of said purchase, there is a possibility that I may have less than 24 hours to live ;D

If I live , I may post photos

Where shall we send flowers to? :)

I am seriously seriously jealous (not about the being killed by your missus, mine can manage that, but of the N+1)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on June 02, 2011, 06:11:29 pm
I've been racking up the brownie points this week, and we are going out in a minute to watch Martin Taylor ( although she doesn't know who he is, so this may or may not count ;D)    She's also not feeling very well so I'll be able to outrun her ;D

I have to go and see a customer in the morning then Im working from home, so I'm not sure what'll be better, a bloomin great box turning up while I'm out, or being here when it arrives.  She also doesnt know about the few other bits and bobs I ordered to go with it.  I am so dead ;D 

I'm really excited though.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on June 02, 2011, 06:15:29 pm
On Sunday I got back home and parked the bike in the garage, I *may* have forgotten to tell Mrs T the real reason I was heading out to meet you in Helmsley.

I get to unloading stuff from the car on Monday (after a Costco run), Mrs T take her first load of stuff into the garage and stands there looking, not saying a word....

Until I came back with the next load when I got the Spanish Inquisition.....

And I got told 1 in, 1 out :( How does that work then?

PS I like the sig Aidan
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on June 02, 2011, 06:19:56 pm
On Sunday I got back home and parked the bike in the garage, I *may* have forgotten to tell Mrs T the real reason I was heading out to meet you in Helmsley.

I get to unloading stuff from the car on Monday (after a Costco run), Mrs T take her first load of stuff into the garage and stands there looking, not saying a word....

Until I came back with the next load when I got the Spanish Inquisition.....

And I got told 1 in, 1 out :( How does that work then?

PS I like the sig Aidan

;D  1 in 1 out!  tell her she's got that wrong, it's  1 in, 1 in, ;D

The sig was Deanos fault :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on June 02, 2011, 08:45:54 pm
I am intrigued by this one in one out line adopted by some partners. WHY? Mate of mine has been told he can have his ti dreamboat but the rest go and the argument that different rides are for different jobs doesn't seem to work.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on June 02, 2011, 08:51:41 pm
I am intrigued by this one in one out line adopted by some partners. WHY? Mate of mine has been told he can have his ti dreamboat but the rest go and the argument that different rides are for different jobs doesn't seem to work.

If anyone tried that on me the 1 in 1 out would mean new bike in and them out  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on June 02, 2011, 09:31:39 pm
Doesn't happen in our house, I know who's the boss - - -  Barbara is.

     A regular lubrication with chocs, perfume and a treat to eat does wonders (mind it helps we share a passion for pedal power)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on June 02, 2011, 09:34:03 pm
N+1 was despatched today. As I have not quite informed Mrs Aidan yet of said purchase, there is a possibility that I may have less than 24 hours to live ;D

If I live , I may post photos

Whatcha gettin'?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on June 02, 2011, 10:26:38 pm
I'm lucky, the nearest Talisker gets to one in one out is "Meow", and that probably actually means "Where's my breakfast?" ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on June 02, 2011, 10:32:43 pm
A downtube cablestop for Verdigris I so I can move the shifter up to the stem and a 23 tooth rear sprocket for Verdigris II so that Ditchling Beacon holds no fear after a beer or two in Ditchling village.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on June 02, 2011, 10:33:16 pm
A bottle of JD ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on June 03, 2011, 03:18:18 pm
N+1 was despatched today. As I have not quite informed Mrs Aidan yet of said purchase, there is a possibility that I may have less than 24 hours to live ;D

If I live , I may post photos

Whatcha gettin'?

Pics in gallery
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on June 03, 2011, 03:20:46 pm
Im still here :thumbsup:  and have all my limbs intact ;D

There was a tense moment when the courier first turned up, which turned to silent resignation after about ten minutes.

But , bless her cotton socks, when she came out to have a look, her first question was " why's it got such a fat downtube"   

She's learning ;D

Oh and I'm now her slave forever
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on June 03, 2011, 03:48:05 pm
some prendas arm warmers. My arms are too skinny for the medium ones I have, and they keep falling down. I was going to get them taken in, but the lady who does it wanted more than a new pair would cost. The prendas guy assures me I will be fine in their medium. We will see.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alfapete on June 04, 2011, 06:13:23 pm
Michelin map holders, 2, because they're getting harder to find and have always sereved me well in the past
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on June 06, 2011, 02:47:55 pm
Tyres and tubes for the tandem.

And trying to persuade Chris S to get new shorts. I've spent an awful lot of time 'admiring' that particular view this season, what with him having done <spit> training over the winter, so gaining speed as I lost it, and he really is starting to need new shorts.
Please. Get shopping man.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on June 06, 2011, 03:31:58 pm
I am intrigued by this one in one out line adopted by some partners. WHY?

Space limitation would be the sane reason...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 06, 2011, 03:40:40 pm
Or real world finance.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on June 06, 2011, 08:49:31 pm
A new helmet for Mrs Dan who wrote hers off on Sunday in a pedestrian SMIDSY.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on June 06, 2011, 09:16:00 pm
Some KMC 9L gold chain, rather 3 lengths of it for my recumbent.  How's 6,500 miles on a chain for wear?

Not quite as good as LeeW, who last time I spoke to him had done 10,000 miles on his Quest with no oiling of the chain even,and no appreciable wear either.  (Fully enclosed drive train).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on June 06, 2011, 09:36:56 pm
A recumbent chain only gets around from the chainwheel to the sprockets once every couple of miles doesn't it? ::-)

Anyway getting back on topic I'm expecting delivery of my replacement dynamo tomorrow.  I'll wait until the old one becomes unbearably noisy before fitting it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on June 06, 2011, 09:44:05 pm
New tyres for the MTB. Conti Double Fighters (silly name), because they're cheap, Mrs B is very happy with hers, & they're better suited to the country lane/rough stuff (towpaths, easy tracks) usage it mostly gets now than the dedicated off-road tyres currently on it. The old tyres'll go into reserve.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on June 06, 2011, 09:56:21 pm
A pair of 32c Marathon Supreme tyres for the fixie. I love the Durano Plus I've had on there for the past few months but they're 25c and the fixie really needs something a bit more comfortable, so the Duranos are moving to the black bike permanently to replace the cheapo Vittorias that it came with.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on June 06, 2011, 10:56:18 pm
...and just placed an order for a Gelert Solo tent, to be used as a portable sleep-stop while cycling.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on June 07, 2011, 11:31:11 pm
Yes. (shh, Mrs Dan's away)
Inner tubes (I now ride four bikes on a regular basis, each has different tyre sizes and/or valve types  :facepalm:), nuun tablets, gloves (which I think may be my fathers' day present) and pedals.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on June 08, 2011, 02:08:23 pm
A Blackburn MF1-MTN front rack (for forks without braise-ons) so I can load down one of the bikes enough to make me slow enough that Mrs T can keep up (either that or so I can carry enough kit for 2 adults and one child to go camping)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on June 08, 2011, 02:24:16 pm
Just received a new mapcase from those nice Carradice people.

Means I might have the map & directions on Sunday ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on June 08, 2011, 02:45:28 pm
Just received a new mapcase from those nice Carradice people.

Means I might have the map & directions on Sunday ;)

I don't think so. You can have a copy of the directions - The map is mine :demon: ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on June 08, 2011, 02:57:05 pm
You can debate that later.

I'm right :demon:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 08, 2011, 04:20:50 pm
ooohhh...an on-line domestic :demon:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: cycleman on June 08, 2011, 08:23:22 pm
love is ........................................ ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on June 08, 2011, 09:37:33 pm
Maps are MINE :-*
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on June 08, 2011, 09:40:49 pm
OK.  I surrender. :-*

But it is a very nice mapcase :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on June 08, 2011, 09:43:39 pm
 :-*
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on June 09, 2011, 02:58:24 pm
A Powerpod, basically a solar charger backed by a 3000mAh battery, should be enough to keep the phone going on long-ish trips (when using the GPS) or for overnight rides where the cold seems to make it freak out and discharge in close to 10 seconds flat.

the front rack I ordered yesterday, I have just got an email to say that the black ones are out of stock but they have silver ones in stock.  I can either wait 2 weeks or have the silver.  Silver will do :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: YahudaMoon on June 10, 2011, 01:03:46 am
After seven years using Continental Gatorskins I decided I wanted a change. I've  gone off the Gatorskins as the side walls are that odd brown colour and the new Gatorskins have GATORSKINS  in large decals on the side walls in yellow, No yellow on my bikes !!!

So purchased pair of 23mm Panaracer Stradus Sport Tourguard for the audax bike. Ive never used Panaracer before so no idea if there as good as the Conti's ? They should be as they cost me £10 more than the Conti's. Time will tell ! The reason Ive used Gatorskins for so many years is there cheap and a excellant tyre.

Also got myself a new club jersey.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on June 10, 2011, 11:20:52 am
No yellow on my bikes !!!

I have a bike on which that is simply not an option.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on June 10, 2011, 11:52:46 am
N+1!

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/score.jpg)

(Not for me, though - for my son.)

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 10, 2011, 11:58:03 am
Ah were right abaht that saddle...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on June 10, 2011, 12:02:03 pm
Not so much a razor blade as a skewer.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on June 11, 2011, 11:36:32 am
Not so much a razor blade as a skewer.


Oh, that's how it works!  Needs to angle the saddle up a bit more, then.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TheLurker on June 14, 2011, 01:21:57 pm
Park master link pliers.   KMC chains are a tad trickier to uncouple than Wippermann Connex, especially with cold fingers.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Steve Kish on June 14, 2011, 01:54:06 pm
Up to Decathlon and bought 4 pairs of white socks for £5.98.  Tested one pair today for 30 miles ... they work!! :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on June 14, 2011, 04:15:34 pm
CRC parcel arrived with my new arm warmers. These ones are much smaller than my one-size DHB ones that will no longer stay up. I will be seen coming in these ones too!

(http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Full/48897.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on June 14, 2011, 04:17:36 pm
Hah!  Try SMIDSYing that!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on June 14, 2011, 04:18:43 pm
Hah!  Try SMIDSYing that!

 ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on June 16, 2011, 02:24:41 am
That'll ward off Dorisses.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LindaG on June 16, 2011, 11:12:37 am
That'll ward off Dorisses.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Gorgeous armwarmers Feline, are you a cheshire cat by any chance? 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on June 16, 2011, 11:27:52 am
A new saddle from Wiggle.
I've decided that the Selle Max Gel Flow on the light bike doesn't suit me whereas the cheap one on the MTB does.
So I ordered the one that was most like it, a Fizik Arione CX. For good measure, I also ordered the light that clips onto it.
And some arm-warmers.

Coming soon to "Classifieds", a barely used Selle Max.
Actually, make that a "little" used Selle Max  ;)


Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: smurphboy on June 16, 2011, 01:56:07 pm
CRC parcel arrived with my new arm warmers. These ones are much smaller than my one-size DHB ones that will no longer stay up. I will be seen coming in these ones too!

(http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Full/48897.jpg)

You have to wear those to the pub meet.  8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on June 16, 2011, 09:22:02 pm
Put an order in for some panniers for the commuter, suppose I should order a rack to put them on, but how do you choose a rack?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on June 16, 2011, 09:35:41 pm
Put an order in for some panniers for the commuter, suppose I should order a rack to put them on, but how do you choose a rack?

Desirable features:

Weight rating.
Separate rails for panniers and rack-bag.
Light mounting bracket, preferably recessed with a rail to protect light from being bashed.
Solid plate to do the work of absent mudguard.
Disc brake clearance.
Decent dog-leg to stop pannier flapping about.
Rail diameter and invalid hook positions compatible with racks/panniers you already have.
Something you can hook a strap/bungee under/through at the bottom end.
Magic clip for magic-clip-compatible rack-bag.
Lightweight.
Sensible colour.
Cost.

Work out what matters, and start eliminating.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on June 16, 2011, 09:49:20 pm
Put an order in for some panniers for the commuter, suppose I should order a rack to put them on, but how do you choose a rack?

Desirable features:

Weight rating.
As light as possible, can't believe how heavy my borrowed one has made my bike feel!

Separate rails for panniers and rack-bag.
Don't think that's needed as just using it commuting

Light mounting bracket, preferably recessed with a rail to protect light from being bashed.
Like the idea of that!

Solid plate to do the work of absent mudguard.
Mudguard still there

Disc brake clearance.

Nope

Decent dog-leg to stop pannier flapping about.
Not sure what that means, I've been borrowing a rack and ortleib panniers (which is what I am ordering) seem easy to use.

Rail diameter and invalid hook positions compatible with racks/panniers you already have.
Help!

Something you can hook a strap/bungee under/through at the bottom end.
????

Magic clip for magic-clip-compatible rack-bag.
Think I can skip this

Lightweight.
As light as possible!

Sensible colour.
Black please!

Cost.
An issue, but depending on make can get at trade through work.

I need a lot of help!


Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on June 16, 2011, 09:54:43 pm
Get Carradice Super C, they are awesome  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on June 16, 2011, 10:12:05 pm
Weight rating.
As light as possible, can't believe how heavy my borrowed one has made my bike feel!

I meant in terms of how much weight it can carry.  Most are good for 20+kg, though, which is plenty for touring, but might be an issue for very heavy shopping.


Quote
Decent dog-leg to stop pannier flapping about.
Not sure what that means, I've been borrowing a rack and ortleib panniers (which is what I am ordering) seem easy to use.

Basically, how wide the rack is at the bottom.  Not really an issue with Ortliebs, as they have a nice rigid plastic structure to them, but floppier fabric panniers may benefit from something to keep them away from the wheel.


Quote

Rail diameter and invalid hook positions compatible with racks/panniers you already have.
Help!

The diameter of the rails doesn't matter in terms of performance, but many panniers have hooks that work better (more secure, or just less rattly) with some diameters than others.  Ortliebs come with plastic inserts for the hooks to adjust for this, so will hook securely to pretty much anything.  If you have racks on other bikes you want the diameters to match, though, as removing and re-fitting the inserts is a complete bastard of a job.

As for hook positions, if the rack rail has struts welded to it, forming a 'T', the pannier cannot hook over that particular bit of the rail.  Most panniers allow their hooks to be moved about horizontally to adjust around them (The fittings used on Ortliebs are particularly good at this), so again it becomes mostly an issue if you want things to be easily interchangeable with other racks/panniers you might have.


Quote
Something you can hook a strap/bungee under/through at the bottom end.
????

Usually a loop or a inverted-V-shaped bit - just somewhere obvious low down that you can hook a bungee cord on to.  Not something I make a great deal of use of, except when using a set of cheapo panniers that need something to attach a strap to at the bottom end to stop them flapping about (Ortliebs have a hook that goes behind one of the rack's vertical struts for this).  Some people like to use bungee cord to hold things to the top of the rack, and you can get sets of multiple-bungees-on-one-set-of-hooks for the purpose that hook to something low down.  (I tend to only bungee things across the top of panniers, so hook them to the front and back of the rack.)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on June 17, 2011, 02:24:21 am
Barbara has Ortliebs (the large ones) I have Vaude, absolutely cavernous with the same roll top/waterproofness of the Orts with the added advantage of a welded on side pocket.
      Rack is the Tortec Expedition, excellent rack but is a couple of cm taller than our other racks, annoying on a low trike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on June 17, 2011, 07:29:49 am
Thanks folks sounds like it doesn't matter too much which rack I get. 25kg sounds plenty, I might shop with them sometimes but I'm only getting small panniers to stop me carrying too much anyway!

Found Tortec in one of the work catelogues, so an ultralight one (which is still 580g) on order.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on June 17, 2011, 02:04:46 pm
My train of thought FWIW is that although my rack is rated for 35Kg, and I will probably, (hopefully). never need to carry that much, when stuff is being bounced around on our ever so smooth road surfaces the strain of weight moving will effectively increase weight strain on said rack.
     I know what I mean anyway
                                                          :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: arvid on June 18, 2011, 04:25:02 pm
Rain jacket that complies with EN1150 (so good for night riding in France).
Mavic Vision H2O jacket - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24693028@N02/sets/72157626988668200/with/5845155464/)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on June 19, 2011, 09:10:13 am
2 x Scwalbe Durano Plus tyres for the Etape.
Hope ceramic bottom bracket in gold for the TCR - expect more photos one day  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on June 19, 2011, 02:00:53 pm
North Face jacket reduced by 50% at Blacks in Oxford, I know it isn't a cycle jacket but the flaps on the pocket flaps are in the right direction for a bent and the main zip is double storm flapped, first dry rides on a beny for absolutely yonks.
    The Madison is being sent back with "frank comments"
                                                        ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on June 20, 2011, 10:41:42 am
Myself, my 2 new pixeo rear lights arrived.

Got home to find my son has N+1 parked in the hall. He bought it from a bike recycling scheme in Cheddar. Frame is a BSA Shadow, I have no idea what that is! He says he loves it already though  :thumbsup: Saddle needs to go up a fair bit. I tried to get on it but frame much to big for me so I won't get a test ride  :(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/feistyfeline/chrisN1001.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ian H on June 20, 2011, 10:46:57 am
Frame looks too big for me. How tall is he? It would make a good fixed-wheel.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on June 20, 2011, 11:01:06 am
Frame looks too big for me. How tall is he? It would make a good fixed-wheel.

He's 6 foot 3
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 21, 2011, 03:08:31 pm
Audax England jersey, a very slick multitool and several AAA batteries for various taillights.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on June 22, 2011, 12:04:41 pm
New tyres for the audax bike (Duranos)

Latest candidate for 26"-tandem-holy-grail tyres (Marathon Supremes).  Now wondering whether to risk fitting them for a 200 on Saturday, or try them locally first...

Computer for Emily's bike (I tried to convince her she needed a GPS)

New cassette for the tandem (not actually needed yet, but saw it at a good price, and I've got a few concerns about how long it will remain easy to get nice 9 speed components given the fairly rapid switch of MTBs to 10 speed stuff).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Speshact on June 25, 2011, 07:24:09 pm
A pair of Lidl's 'pretend Ortlieb'  panniers from their sale bin today. £3 each.  :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jaded on June 28, 2011, 10:43:39 pm
A Tri-bag.

To keep all my tris in.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on June 28, 2011, 10:45:16 pm
Lots of stainless steel bolts to replace the bolts going orange on my tourer
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on June 28, 2011, 10:47:32 pm
A chainring and a front mech.  I hope this guarantees that I will now find the front mech which is somewhere in the house (but at three quid it may be worth a punt anyway!).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on June 29, 2011, 06:44:59 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/feistyfeline/chrisN1001.jpg)
Good to see that the bottle cage is of the UK Standard Stroppy Cat size.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 29, 2011, 10:48:34 am
A Tri-bag.

To keep all my tris in.

you should have 3 of 'em:tri's not bags.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on June 29, 2011, 10:49:28 am
A chainring and a front mech.  I hope this guarantees that I will now find the front mech which is somewhere in the house (but at three quid it may be worth a punt anyway!).

 :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on June 29, 2011, 10:57:34 am
A JTek 8-speed, canned-gear friendly bar-end shifter ... £80 quid  :o

Heart-stopping cost aside, it does mean that I can move my Alfine wheelset onto the Genesis and keep the shallow-drop bars which I happen to find extremely comfortable. Also means that I'll likely be carpet-bombing the classifieds with stuff that I take off my old Marin that is surplus to requirements - need to make room for the arrival of Pugsley in September/October ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on June 30, 2011, 11:43:39 pm
I ordered a Deda Dog Fang from Wiggle.
Occasionally the chain drops when I change down onto the small ring. The mechanic at the LBS says that the stops are properly set and it's one of the drawbacks of a compact. He recommended a chain catcher.
He was disappointed that I went for the Dog Fang; he wanted me to get a blingy aluminium chain catcher "available in a variety of colours".
My argument that it was £8 v. £30 didn't cut any ice...................

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on July 01, 2011, 12:11:41 am
Some A530 touring pedals currently in the post from Northern Ireland so that I can ride in normal shoes sometimes, and also have a bigger pedal area to try and relieve the hot-foot I've started to develop on longer rides.

Also some square taper crank bolts as the current ones on my tourer are going a bit orange
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: andrewc on July 01, 2011, 12:41:22 am
Back in early May I bought a Kryptonite mini U lock with cable for a good price on Ebay.   It never arrived..... as the dealer had consistently good feedback I assumed it had been stolen from the post room at work*.

It turned up today... all paperwork for the purchase date enclosed  ???

* I've lost several items this way, but as I'm not supposed to have stuff delivered to work can't complain about it.  I now need to get a train in my lunch break to get to the out of town post office depot as well   >:(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on July 01, 2011, 05:41:47 am
Oh dear

I appear to have agreed to buy an Orbit tandem...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on July 01, 2011, 09:04:05 am
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jord on July 01, 2011, 10:46:07 am
Some Ortlieb panniers to go with the Sabbath September I've just ordered :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gus on July 01, 2011, 12:07:21 pm

Just ordered a Avid disc brake and a couple of headsets.

plus a Spank tweet tweet frame and a seatpost for it. :-[  :-X
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on July 01, 2011, 07:55:31 pm
A can of gears. Just need them built into a wheel.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on July 01, 2011, 08:28:47 pm
Gear cables (inner and outer) for OrangeGina's Alfine-isation - of the shopping list I took to the LBS, these were the only bits I came away with.

The Alfine anti-turn washers are on back-order until the end of July(!) so the conversion will be going precisely nowhere unless I can source some sooner. The one possible up-side to this is that my orange bar tape will arrive early next week ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on July 01, 2011, 10:10:57 pm
some Middleburn cable lube thingys, no more frozen cables in winter  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on July 01, 2011, 10:37:43 pm

The Alfine anti-turn washers are on back-order until the end of July(!) so the conversion will be going precisely nowhere unless I can source some sooner. The one possible up-side to this is that my orange bar tape will arrive early next week ;D

Have you got horizontal or vertical drop outs? I may have some spare anti-turns for horizontal drop outs.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on July 01, 2011, 10:39:25 pm

The Alfine anti-turn washers are on back-order until the end of July(!) so the conversion will be going precisely nowhere unless I can source some sooner. The one possible up-side to this is that my orange bar tape will arrive early next week ;D

Have you got horizontal or vertical drop outs? I may have some spare anti-turns for horizontal drop outs.
Horizontal (track-ends) - the ones I'm specifically after are 6R/6L (silver/white).
If you happen to have a set, send me a PM and I'll gladly cross your palm with beer tokens.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ian H on July 01, 2011, 11:39:05 pm
Wandered into Condor's yesterday and asked for tub cement. Bloke behind the counter paused for a long moment before saying, "Ah! Yes. I had to think about that."
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on July 02, 2011, 03:17:10 pm
Velocipede, touring, qty 1.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on July 02, 2011, 06:26:23 pm
Velocipede, touring, qty 1.
 

Well spillnthe beans. What is it? We want pictures!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on July 02, 2011, 06:29:04 pm
Alfine fitting kit. One.
Bike fettling, for the use of.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on July 02, 2011, 08:51:17 pm
Velocipede, touring, qty 1.
 

Well spillnthe beans. What is it? We want pictures!

Well, not exactly 'bought'; more 'ordered and put down a deposit'.

If all goes to plan, by the end of August I should have a Hewitt Cheviot SE in a lovely shade of dark green (flamboyant).  I have diverted from the standard spec a bit. Plenty of pics once I've got the bike.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Deano on July 03, 2011, 12:02:59 pm
Velocipede, touring, qty 1.
 

Well spillnthe beans. What is it? We want pictures!

Well, not exactly 'bought'; more 'ordered and put down a deposit'.

If all goes to plan, by the end of August I should have a Hewitt Cheviot SE in a lovely shade of dark green (flamboyant).  I have diverted from the standard spec a bit. Plenty of pics once I've got the bike.
 

I thought you might have gone for the hot pink (very flamboyant) after seeing GillP's on the Hampshire Campshire trip a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 03, 2011, 12:14:55 pm
My warranty replacement IQ Cyo arrived. A note from Jeff at bikeplus said he assumed they were replacing it due to the water ingress making it not repairable. I'm happy to have a brand new light for the 2nd bike now :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on July 03, 2011, 05:46:49 pm
A Topeak drybag for HK's phone and yet another spoke key (I just like having a wide variety of spoke keys).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on July 03, 2011, 11:43:23 pm
I bought an Ortlieb 10 litre water bag and an extra large top for my extra large torso.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Arellcat on July 04, 2011, 12:05:54 am
'Time' to find out if dispensing with SPDs can help my knees.  A pair of ATAC Aliums is on its way.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TheLurker on July 04, 2011, 09:35:48 am
Couple of replacement Race Lite Hardcase 700x23. 

Noticed during the the weekend pre-commute check that the rear is down to the canvas in one spot.  Reasonably content with durability at 9,500 miles. The front's getting pretty cut up now so may as well bite the bullet and do both, especially as we're off to flint bestrewn Kent in a couple of weeks time.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on July 04, 2011, 09:43:43 am
'Time' to find out if dispensing with SPDs can help my knees.  A pair of ATAC Aliums is on its way.
I made the switch from SPDs to ATACs for this very reason.

In other news, Chain Reaction have dispatched my Alfine fitting kit  :thumbsup:
Just need the orange bar tape to turn up now.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 04, 2011, 09:48:35 am
n+1


(For the smallest cub - should be here in 4 weeks!)

\o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on July 04, 2011, 10:09:05 am
Fabulous news! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on July 04, 2011, 12:34:44 pm
New gear cables as the outers on one were looking a little cracked, which might have had something to do with the reluctance to shift up yesterday (exacerbated by being slightly off-line due to bar bag).
Also the smaller of the two hydration packs (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/deuter-race-10-litre-rucksack/) I was considering.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on July 05, 2011, 11:40:08 am
This new bike is costing more than I originally expected, but as I can afford to put better bits on it, that's what I'm doing.  I've just ordered:
* SONdelux silver disc 36h
* B&M D' Toplight Plus LED Rear light
* B&M Lumotec IQ Cyo Senso Plus LED Front light
* B&M E-Werk 361

I *think* that's the last of of big purchases, only minor things like pump and bottles left to sort out.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on July 05, 2011, 12:33:09 pm
Thought you would have gone for Crank Bros, (although replacing cleats every 3000 miles is annoying

   
'Time' to find out if dispensing with SPDs can help my knees.  A pair of ATAC Aliums is on its way.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Arellcat on July 06, 2011, 12:43:47 am
Thought you would have gone for Crank Bros, (although replacing cleats every 3000 miles is annoying)

I was tempted but, because of this sort of anecdotal evidence:

I made the switch from SPDs to ATACs for this very reason.

and reading about CB's use of Delrin bushings in lieu of needle bearings, and axle failures and the like, I didn't.  In another world I'd've bought Frogs perhaps.

I'm pondering buying another Middleburn chainring for my mtb, too, seeing as last winter apparently didn't just kill my chain and sprockets.  And of course, it would be daft not to buy at the same time for my Lightning a replacement FSA chainring, as that'll be wearing out in a few months' time along with the chain that's just gone over the 0.75% elongation stage.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LindaG on July 06, 2011, 10:14:18 am
A spacebar.  It takes forever, fiddling around getting a map in and out of my pocket, and doesn't help with the whole 'wrong turns' business.  I kept Deano waiting for hours last week after my unscheduled visit to Walltown Crags.  He was so nice about it, but it was the difference between a soaking and a not-soaking.  With my map easily visible I'd have checked my position earlier.

Ah, well, live and learn.  A map holder made audaxing much easier, and it is sure to help on the hols as well.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on July 06, 2011, 01:36:10 pm
One of those camelback right-angular bite valves with the turny-offy bit.  Because my Ortlieb one has got the dribbles.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on July 06, 2011, 01:49:32 pm
Hmm.  That happens with age.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 06, 2011, 04:47:48 pm
I've finally bitten the bullet and decided to swap my Fuji hybrid over to drop bars. One of the least comfy things about this bike was the wrist angle the flat bars gave me. I've ridden it 85 miles this week and decided I want it more like my Sabbath, especially since I am taking it on the Sem Fed (partly because it has a rack, and partly because I don't want to risk anything happening to the Sabbath so close to PBP e.g. being stolen!). The Fuji is currently my commuting bike.

I have therefore ordered new bars, stem, Spesh Bar Phat tape, Shimano 105 STI shifters and a new set of cables. Oh and a torque wrench so I no longer have to guess how tight I am doing things up :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Panoramix on July 06, 2011, 04:52:55 pm
I've finally bitten the bullet and decided to swap my Fuji hybrid over to drop bars.

 ::-)  :D  :thumbsup:

At this rythm you will be riding fixed in 6 months and a trike in 9!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 06, 2011, 04:58:32 pm
I've finally bitten the bullet and decided to swap my Fuji hybrid over to drop bars.

 ::-)  :D  :thumbsup:

At this rythm you will be riding fixed in 6 months and a trike in 9!

Well, yesterday I did ride fixed ;)
It wasn't actually my bike though, was a friend's Holdsworth!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Snakehips on July 06, 2011, 05:03:14 pm
Forced to replace my broken cycling glasses , bought a 'Playlife' pair for £7 in TKMaxx , supposedly down from £98 ! because they are last years design.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on July 06, 2011, 06:57:33 pm
I bought a new pair of glasses today too.  Not cycling-specific, but necessary and they were expensive (aren't they always) so I think it will be a while before I can afford to buy any more cycling toys stuff.  :'(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on July 06, 2011, 07:00:44 pm
Ordered a SON 28 dynamo, 36 spoke, disc, silver.

Had to pretend the third number of the 3 figure sum wasn't there in order to proceed.

Hope I don't regret this. 

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on July 06, 2011, 07:16:43 pm
Ordered a SON 28 dynamo, 36 spoke, disc, silver.

Had to pretend the third number of the 3 figure sum wasn't there in order to proceed.

Hope I don't regret this. 

Frere

Join the club (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=13438.msg988053#msg988053).
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Domestique on July 06, 2011, 07:32:46 pm
Me and 2_Flat_Erics took the plunge this year and bought cycling sandals, which we have both been very impressed with.
Just to add a bit of protection for when we are in Holland next month a couple of pairs of Sealskinz ankle socks have been bought. I think these should help to keep our feet warm if we have one of those rainy Dutch days  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on July 06, 2011, 07:38:37 pm
+ 2 Sandals & Sealskinz

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on July 06, 2011, 07:50:35 pm
race geometry frameset, used, but in good condition. light, stiff and cheap. waiting for some bits to arrive so i can start and finish building it next week.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on July 07, 2011, 10:06:00 am
+ 2 Sandals & Sealskinz

Frere

Exactly. They are the best camping combination - sandals dry overnight in the tent and the socks keep your feet warm and dry when walking across wet grass in the morning. Take at least 2 pairs though as they take an age to dry themselves.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rafletcher on July 07, 2011, 10:50:11 am
A Gore Path 2 jacket, necessary if I'm to get serious about my 16 mile each way commute.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on July 07, 2011, 11:09:24 am
Primera Sports have a code you can put in "TOUR-10" for 10% off, this makes Gore Ozon bibshorts about sixty quid

So I had to get another pair
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on July 07, 2011, 01:18:06 pm
...
* SONdelux silver disc 36h
...
 

This arrived today.  I opened the box, took a quick look, then buried it in my desk.  Otherwise, instead of working, I'd be tempted to sit here and gaze upon TEH SHINY.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on July 07, 2011, 02:05:29 pm
This arrived today.  I opened the box, took a quick look, then buried it in my desk.  Otherwise, instead of working, I'd be tempted to sit here and gaze upon TEH SHINY.

Here, have some pr0n (http://twitpic.com/1ovfm6/full)...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: numbnuts on July 07, 2011, 02:51:42 pm
11.34 cassette, chain and a 22T chain wheel, I'm struggling on steep hills so I thought I would lower my gearing at the moment I have 11-32 24T I know it is only a small improvement, but “every little helps”
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on July 07, 2011, 03:44:08 pm
This arrived today.  I opened the box, took a quick look, then buried it in my desk.  Otherwise, instead of working, I'd be tempted to sit here and gaze upon TEH SHINY.

Here, have some pr0n (http://twitpic.com/1ovfm6/full)...

SONs do have that rather nice, tubby overweight hub look to them. ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on July 07, 2011, 04:06:28 pm
SONs do have that rather nice, tubby overweight hub look to them. ;D

Only the Delux (AKA 20R) - the SON 28 is cylindrical.  And the Delux only actually looks silly when built into a full-size wheel (which is a slightly silly thing to want to do in the first place).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: spesh on July 07, 2011, 05:55:07 pm
Various energy/recovery bars, spare V-brake blocks, overshoes and a set of cable wraps.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 08, 2011, 12:33:54 am
Not personally, but my partner has bought a new rear wheel.  Didn't have much choice, after a catastrophic but fortunately non-injurious failure of the axle on the old one earlier today.

They charged him a fiver less than the ticket price, and that included removing the cassette from the old one and fitting it to the new one.

I do like my corner shop.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on July 08, 2011, 12:38:22 am
Not personally, but my partner has bought a new rear wheel.  Didn't have much choice, after a catastrophic but fortunately non-injurious failure of the axle on the old one earlier today.

They charged him a fiver less than the ticket price, and that included removing the cassette from the old one and fitting it to the new one.

I do like my corner shop.

More cake offered soon ?  ;)

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on July 08, 2011, 01:08:32 am
Not personally, but my partner has bought a new rear wheel.  Didn't have much choice, after a catastrophic but fortunately non-injurious failure of the axle on the old one earlier today.

Has SmallestCub been making him go high-speed comedy off-roading again?   ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on July 08, 2011, 01:13:12 am
Chain ring bolts after last weekends over torqing event

Urbane cyclist in Toronto's a great place. It's run as a workers' CoOp and has EVERYTHING!

Friendly staff too
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on July 08, 2011, 08:58:08 am
Ordered a new rear wheel for Butterfly, jockey wheels for TGL and commuting tyres for me.

If I'd checked my email before ordering, I'd have known to include a rim for my new front wheel :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on July 08, 2011, 09:00:09 am
Not personally, but my partner has bought a new rear wheel.  Didn't have much choice, after a catastrophic but fortunately non-injurious failure of the axle on the old one earlier today.

They charged him a fiver less than the ticket price, and that included removing the cassette from the old one and fitting it to the new one.

I do like my corner shop.

Did they make him take his winter tyres off?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 08, 2011, 01:55:44 pm
Some purple extreme chain lube and some bar end plugs I have no memory of ordering, but appear to have been on back order from CRC for about 4 months!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gus on July 08, 2011, 04:28:59 pm

Not bought today, but a nice man just delivered this frame (http://www.spank-ind.com/index.php?a=info&do=pro&id=57&tid=12) at my door. It looks like it's time for some bike building
while watching TdF.  :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on July 08, 2011, 04:36:01 pm
The Son 28 disc arrived this morning, truly a beautiful item. Actually gasped when opening the box,
just pure bike pooRn! Almost a shame to have it built into a wheel.....Awaiting arrival of the shimano m756 6 blot freehub.

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 09, 2011, 04:32:43 pm
Not personally, but I just took a little trip to the corner shop with the CrinklyAuntie.

N+1 will have its (free) mudguards, bottle cage and bike computer fitted and be ready to collect on Monday.

\o/
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on July 09, 2011, 05:06:22 pm
Not personally, but I just took a little trip to the corner shop with the CrinklyAuntie.

N+1 will have its (free) mudguards, bottle cage and bike computer fitted and be ready to collect on Monday.

\o/
It's only n+1 by proxy ;)
What did she decide on?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on July 09, 2011, 05:22:34 pm
A 48t chainring, a couple of BBs, a cassette, a chain, a SQR system and a couple of Klickfix bits.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on July 09, 2011, 05:40:54 pm
Needed a bar end cap. Went to LBS no caps - strewth!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on July 09, 2011, 06:08:36 pm
https://www.immobilise.com/view.php?stage=product&category=1&product=24
for the new bike and the commuter.
 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyAuntie on July 09, 2011, 08:25:56 pm
Not personally, but I just took a little trip to the corner shop with the CrinklyAuntie.

N+1 will have its (free) mudguards, bottle cage and bike computer fitted and be ready to collect on Monday.

\o/
It's only n+1 by proxy ;)
What did she decide on?

It is a Trek 7.2 FX WSD and it has put a big smile on my face today :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on July 09, 2011, 08:32:56 pm
Not personally, but I just took a little trip to the corner shop with the CrinklyAuntie.

N+1 will have its (free) mudguards, bottle cage and bike computer fitted and be ready to collect on Monday.

\o/
It's only n+1 by proxy ;)
What did she decide on?

It is a Trek 7.2 FX WSD and it has put a big smile on my face today :)

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: And thus the descent into serious bike riding begins....

She's a bad effluence that sister of yours :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on July 12, 2011, 07:18:55 pm
Handlebars, a cap, some chamois cream and a couple of inner tubes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 12, 2011, 07:51:22 pm
Wiggle parcel arrived with:

Easton drop bars and stem for my Fuji conversion from hybrid.
Another nice Lezyne pump since I've been nicking the Fuji's white one for the Sabbath since it's such a good and tiny pump.
Frame pump for my son's new (to him) retro road bike.
Caffeinated energy gels to try, possibly for PBP.
Moar Assos arse cream.
Assos arse healing cream (this better be good for £15, but I won't find out probably until PBP).
New SRAM chain for my Sabbath (current one has now done over 4k miles).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on July 12, 2011, 08:34:02 pm
Which Easton bars?  Ergo?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 12, 2011, 11:12:56 pm
Which Easton bars?  Ergo?

Yep, the ergo ones, they look very nice, and are virtually the same as my Sabbath's ones :)
(http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/easton-ea50-ergo-bar-10-med.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 13, 2011, 10:42:15 am
I must be having a bike-bits-fest this week.
This morning my Spesh Bar Phat tape and Shimano 105 triple levers arrived. I have all the bits to do my Fuji's bars now. There will be a few fettle-firsts involved in this process for me though  :-\

Another parcel from Carradice, my new camper longflap. It's a Debby! It looks a perfect size for lightweight camping. I got fed up of waiting for Wiggle to get it in stock after 8 weeks and I need it for the Dun Run so had ordered it from Carradice on Monday. Very fast service  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulR on July 13, 2011, 10:55:03 am
Well, I actually bought it yesterday, but I was too busy playing with it and then watching the TdF highlights on the pooter to get round to reporting it here: I have just bought a second hand flat-barred Hewitt Cheviot.

I rode it to work this morning and it is a delight: no more sluggish, it seems, than my usual commuting bike, but it will need a few further tweaks to get it ready for the DunRun and future tours.  Handlebars have been cut down slightly too much for my taste, so the outer edges of my palms press against the bar ends, and there's a bit of very slight unhappiness in the drivetrain that I will need to diagnose. 

But the Mahura HS11 brakes are a joy to use.  It'll be interesting to see how they work when the bike's loaded up and I can get it to the top of a decent hill.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on July 13, 2011, 11:42:57 am
Well, I actually bought it yesterday, but I was too busy playing with it and then watching the TdF highlights on the pooter to get round to reporting it here: I have just bought a second hand flat-barred Hewitt Cheviot.

I rode it to work this morning and it is a delight: no more sluggish, it seems, than my usual commuting bike, but it will need a few further tweaks to get it ready for the DunRun and future tours.  Handlebars have been cut down slightly too much for my taste, so the outer edges of my palms press against the bar ends, and there's a bit of very slight unhappiness in the drivetrain that I will need to diagnose. 

But the Mahura HS11 brakes are a joy to use.  It'll be interesting to see how they work when the bike's loaded up and I can get it to the top of a decent hill.

I've got a little used (<100 miles) flat bar in teh shed if you're interested
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulR on July 13, 2011, 01:54:12 pm
That's v kind PaulF.  As it happens, I have a japanese (possibly nitto) bar in a fetching metallic brown on my Mezzo, and I think I might use that, and put the original risers back on the Mezzo.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on July 13, 2011, 09:40:12 pm
Pair of Avid BB7 calipers, pads, bolts and 160mm G2 rotor discs, from an eBay shop.

Gore sealed brake cable system from Wiggle.

B&M IQ Cyo Senso Plus, aluminum retro look, D Toplight Plus LED rear from Bike24.

Now to decide which pair of tyres to get - Marathon Racer or Supreme...AND what size....decisions...decisions....

Holding off on B&M eWerk and cache battery for now, too spendy and questions about its utility with an iPhone 4.

Holding off on a cheap functional steel trekking/touring frame for now - need to investigate OLN and drop outs further.

Frere




Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on July 13, 2011, 10:47:11 pm
Which Easton bars?  Ergo?

Yep, the ergo ones, they look very nice, and are virtually the same as my Sabbath's ones :)
(http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/easton-ea50-ergo-bar-10-med.jpg)

Have those on my Madison.  Very comfortable.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on July 14, 2011, 09:24:19 am
Frustratingly, Butterfly's new wheel (which we wanted for the weekend) seems to have arrived, and been delivered next door (our neighbours are very kind and helpful in this respect).  Sadly, they seem to have been out last night, so I didn't get a chance to fit it :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on July 14, 2011, 08:09:41 pm
Highly recommend the Supremes, very resistant to the charms of the fairy that must not be named
                                     ;)

Pair of Avid BB7 calipers, pads, bolts and 160mm G2 rotor discs, from an eBay shop.

Gore sealed brake cable system from Wiggle.

B&M IQ Cyo Senso Plus, aluminum retro look, D Toplight Plus LED rear from Bike24.

Now to decide which pair of tyres to get - Marathon Racer or Supreme...AND what size....decisions...decisions....

Holding off on B&M eWerk and cache battery for now, too spendy and questions about its utility with an iPhone 4.

Holding off on a cheap functional steel trekking/touring frame for now - need to investigate OLN and drop outs further.

Frere





Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mike on July 14, 2011, 08:14:11 pm
just had a quick visit to Chain Reaction, am defixilating my other road frame because I've not been using it enough on one cog and the only thing I cant find in the garage is the cable guide.. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on July 14, 2011, 11:08:26 pm
elite maxi cincio 1l bidon..
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: billplumtree on July 17, 2011, 01:49:11 pm
I've Embraced The Orange ((c) Interzen) and acquired Adrian, who is one of these

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RiYhEAJzenE/TiLXRkAW6YI/AAAAAAAACJ0/u4t3bhaeDb0/P1030151.jpg)

with the requisite orange saddle and correct number of gears

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xNnEbnLUZsM/TiLXSFhwbvI/AAAAAAAACJ4/5GtKl5qdFvg/P1030149.jpg)(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-in0aisBtrtI/TiLXRduO7LI/AAAAAAAACJs/37ro3wX0dq0/P1030150.jpg)

Even comes with washing instructions

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6lCjqkBo4F4/TiLXRWrl6QI/AAAAAAAACJw/-_h2fq0tA48/P1030152.jpg)

which is probably why he's still immaculate.  Ta very much to his previous owner, bumper of this parish, for taking such good care of him   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on July 17, 2011, 01:55:07 pm
I've Embraced The Orange ((c) Interzen) and acquired Adrian, who is one of these

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RiYhEAJzenE/TiLXRkAW6YI/AAAAAAAACJ0/u4t3bhaeDb0/P1030151.jpg)
Welcome, brother :)
Yellow (the colour of the 2011 Day One 'cross) would also have been acceptable.

Quote
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xNnEbnLUZsM/TiLXSFhwbvI/AAAAAAAACJ4/5GtKl5qdFvg/P1030149.jpg)
I like the colour-coordinated bar-end plugs. The saddle, not so much (the first thing to go on OrangeGina was the godawful stock saddle).

Hmm. I feel a 'themed' ride plan brewing ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bumper on July 17, 2011, 02:28:28 pm
Glad it went to a good home Bill  :thumbsup:

Now go and ride it, it's got guards on  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: corshamjim on July 17, 2011, 03:30:24 pm
I've ordered a new saddle for the Pashley.

Shhh!   Don't tell anyone.  It's not a Brooks.

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;navigation=1;product=10268
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on July 17, 2011, 09:06:46 pm
Bought roll of spesh roubaix tape for road bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on July 18, 2011, 09:58:30 am
A pair of new wheels for the Yukon: off-the-shelf Hope jobbies with Pro3 hubs and Open Pro rims.  Just hoping the rear hub isn't too loud!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on July 18, 2011, 01:44:15 pm
I'm about to take my credit card on a trip to Condor...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on July 18, 2011, 07:56:28 pm
Put a deposit down on replacement bike for the one that was stolen. :)

Also:-

SJSC (MarSAS handlebar foam padding, Altura pannier rail and clip, leather straps to be able to add things to the Carradice Barley)
Discount Bicycles (Weeride Kangaroo child seat)
Torc-Anchors/TheSquids/Pragmasis (Ground anchor to be mounted on the wall)

Tomorrow I may take a wobble down to my local Evans to buy a rear light and a cafe lock and maybe a nice D-lock if they have any special offers on. That's if my LBS can't do them for a similar price.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on July 19, 2011, 04:37:23 pm
Cateye LD-1100 rear light, Abus 1150 combination lock (for cafe stops), Abus Granit 53 USH D-lock and some new bottle cages (one the hackbike snapped and I need two to fit to the new Tempo).

Also remembered to take my CTC membership card to get the 10% discount (at Evans).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on July 20, 2011, 10:19:09 pm
Three pairs of socks in the sale.....

....then a pair of wheels which wasn't planned but I noticed how concave the rims were riding to the bike shop.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Auntie Helen on July 21, 2011, 07:33:59 am
Vaude silkroad plus rackpack for Alfie - it's great and very roomy!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Auntie Helen on July 21, 2011, 08:39:40 am
Oh, I also bought a new recumbent trike a fortnight ago. Details of construction and first impressions can be found on my blog here: http://wp.me/p1BXNZ-5k
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on July 22, 2011, 06:45:30 pm
"specialized sport tr" touring shoes. there not many to choose from - shimanos too narrow for me, mavic does them and bontrager, but didn't have a chance to try them on. specialized ones are less comfy than lidl shoes i currently use, but once i break them in - should be fine.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyUncle on July 30, 2011, 12:55:43 pm
N+1 ordered and I will collect it on Monday :) a Trek FX 7.3
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 30, 2011, 01:19:43 pm
\o/

Does that make me officially a bad influence?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on July 31, 2011, 01:53:32 pm
Yes - a new SRAM chain set and bottom bracket.

Anyone who's accompanied me on rides will at times have heard various "clicking" noises emanating from my crap FSA chain set on the Planet X.  It tightens up on the non drive side with an inner bolt and an outer ring.  However, despite being re-built twice with a new bottom bracket and 2 sets of replacement washers, it still clicks at times.

If it's tightened up too much that it ceases to click, then it creates too much friction.  And if it's too loose, as well as the clicking, then you run the risk of the outer ring loosening off and falling out (as happened to Bruce on the March FNRttC to Southend).

I had been saying when it wears out, I'll replace it, but after rolling through Dunstable today heading home after about 30 miles, I noticed my LBS was open and I thought "Sod it", popped in, and grabbed a bargain.




Edit - and now it's fitted.  Only 80g heavier than the carbon FSA and one little push sends it spinning around in glorious silence.   8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on July 31, 2011, 10:47:42 pm
At the Sem Fed trade display bought some nice Mavic shorts, Mavic gloves and a Sem Fed official jersey (sleeveless version).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on August 01, 2011, 06:37:04 am
A Montane Featherlite Velo H2O waterproof jacket.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: DrMekon on August 01, 2011, 12:00:48 pm
Sold my old Kona Kilaeua that was sitting in my garage being cannibalised Was going to get some Shimano RT81 shoes, but I got paranoid about breaking the buckle, so went for the cheaper RT31s. I currently have the choice between SPD sandles and my MW80 winter boots. These will fill that gap nicely.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on August 01, 2011, 05:13:12 pm
Two new handbuilt wheels for my Vantage. LX hubs and Snyper rims  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on August 01, 2011, 06:08:08 pm
A 17T fixed sprocket for Custard The Other Genesis - the only one I have in the bits box is 1/8", and I need 3/32nd. I discovered to my cost that 75" is far too big a gear for me to push all the time, even in York, so I've decided to tone it down to something more sensible.

(I know I could swap the chain over, but I don't have a spare 1/8" chain, either)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on August 01, 2011, 10:18:46 pm
popped into my lbs (decathlon) to see if i have any luck exchanging var sprocket remover tool (chainwhip). i've bought it a while ago but used only handful of times, when the chain links fell apart. i didn't have a receipt, but young lady at the till kindly agreed to replace it with a new one. £9.99 saved - top service from decathlon :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gerwinium on August 02, 2011, 10:29:32 pm
Ordered:

An Ixon lighting set
Some Ergotec adjustable handlebars
Some SPD M324 single-sided pedals

I'm trying to do up my hybrid for longer rides.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on August 03, 2011, 02:32:10 am
A set of BB7s arrived from China this morning.  They are very shiny looking.  But not as good as a baby kitten.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on August 04, 2011, 07:47:02 pm
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on August 04, 2011, 10:14:36 pm
I have spent money in the Rapha sale. Only on a cap though as I have a big head and find standard "one size fits all" cycling caps very tight; hopefully a large size Rapha one will be more comfy.

I've also bought a pair of bib-shorts from Evans. Fingers crossed that they actually turn up as they were the last pair in stock, which happened to be my size, so at a hefty discount.

And, kind of cycling related, a roof box and t-bar adapters for my bike racks so we can take my wife's car to PBP rather than mine. Hers has Euro breakdown cover on the manufacturer's warranty, plus doing much more to the gallon than mine, so the overall saving pays for the roof box which will be needed to fit all the family's stuff in once my bike gear has filled the minimal luggage space.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gonzo on August 04, 2011, 10:16:03 pm
FWIW, I find that Asos caps are good for those of us with big heads and are now my standard 'go to' hats.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Doosh on August 04, 2011, 10:52:40 pm
I may or may not have bought another pair of M520s for an n+1 which hasn't arrived yet  :-X
Title: O it really is better than
Post by: Quint on August 04, 2011, 11:44:40 pm
Ordered a 26 inch (wheel) rear end from D-tek for Barbara's six month old trike, IMHO (and Barbara's) it really is that much better
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on August 05, 2011, 08:18:02 am
The Rapha sale got me with a Jersey and pair of 3/4's. Hoping the stuff is as good as claimed.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wobbly John on August 08, 2011, 09:07:48 pm
Went to a car boot sale on Sunday and ended up buying a set of Deore mechs, shifters, crankset & bottom bracket, plus riser handlebars & stem, all in hardly used condition for £23.  :D

I suppose I better start another bike project, now.  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on August 09, 2011, 10:36:04 am
Yesterday I ordered a Avid BB7 disc brake (as mentioned here) for my commuter, and it arrived today! :o  I haven't that kind of service in ages, not even from Wiggle.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on August 09, 2011, 02:01:41 pm
Barbara bought me a "Embrace the Dark Side" t-shirt from The Wychwood Brewery, they have a bar there as well  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on August 09, 2011, 04:24:16 pm
I've also bought a pair of bib-shorts from Evans. Fingers crossed that they actually turn up as they were the last pair in stock, which happened to be my size, so at a hefty discount.

Well, they turned up - but despite being in the men's section, and all the reviews being from men, they were the ladies shorts!
They went straight back again, and I bought a different pair from cyclelane (http://www.cyclelane.co.uk) in Glasgow. Now I can try them for a couple of weeks and give them some washes before PBP.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 09, 2011, 04:35:02 pm
Shinyred26"wheeledgoodness, due to arrive within 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 09, 2011, 04:37:37 pm
Shinyred26"wheeledgoodness, due to arrive within 3 weeks.

\o/ YAY
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 09, 2011, 04:46:27 pm
Indeed. And he wanted his name on the top tube. As in CrinklyCub :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 09, 2011, 04:48:35 pm
Does that mean you'll need space in the CrinklyDen?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 09, 2011, 05:03:27 pm
Indeed it does. Why, do you perchance know someone who might be interested in a beinn24 later this summer? ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 09, 2011, 05:03:54 pm
:) Might do.....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on August 10, 2011, 03:02:27 pm
sks raceblade mudguards. the only way to find out if these will work better than crudracers2 is to compare them myself.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on August 10, 2011, 03:11:55 pm
Some 26" tubes with actual Presta valves on them, as I remembered that all my spares metamorphosed into Schrader just before the Dun Run, and the Exmouth Exodus is due to have apocalyptic weather this year.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on August 11, 2011, 02:45:54 pm
merino ls jersey from on-one. a bit itchy on bare skin but i will wear it on top of my usual base layer, in case it's cold. this jersey, windstopper gilet and waterproof jacket should keep me warm on cold and rainy nights during the french ride.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on August 11, 2011, 05:27:41 pm
A pack of massively powerful neodynium magnets, to replace the missing crank magnet for my cadence sensor and avoid that zip tie silliness. They came in a pack of 10, the spare 8 are now acting as the most powerful fridge magnets I have ever owned!

Also teh shiny new SONdelux dyno hub in a Mavic Open Pro wheel hand built by SJS. No more wheel swapping between my Sabbath and Fuji commuter  :D
Durano plus tyre and rim tape for the above.
Castelli Nanoflex leg warmers so I have a spare set for PBP.
Rhubarb and custard energy gels.
A brooks saddle cover.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Jurek on August 11, 2011, 06:08:21 pm
A pack of massively powerful neodynium magnets.....

Under no circumstances should you place these on opposite sides of your ear lobe.

Do not ask how I know this  :-X
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: cycleman on August 11, 2011, 08:30:22 pm
ice trike mirror mounts and dia-compe friction bar end shifters for the adventure trike :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on August 11, 2011, 08:36:17 pm
A pack of massively powerful neodynium magnets, to replace the missing crank magnet for my cadence sensor and avoid that zip tie silliness.

I thoroughly endorse this trick.  Even if you haven't lost your magnet, sticking one or two of these on top of it (the magnetism is enough) will sort all manner of iffy sensor pickup issues with a minimum of faffing about.   :thumbsup:

They're also rather good as the basis of a quick-release hydration tube end holder.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on August 11, 2011, 09:42:10 pm
Where would you buy these, and what sort of size is a good one?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on August 11, 2011, 10:11:17 pm
Where would you buy these, and what sort of size is a good one?

I got them from eBay, a pack of 10 x 12mm ones, £3.50 including delivery http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220829311164#ht_991wt_1139
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: simonp on August 11, 2011, 10:15:09 pm
Two pairs of Rapha bib shorts.
A pair of Rapha knee warmers.
Two 700x25C continental gp4s folding tyres.
Four 700x18-25C inner tubes.
16 AA 2850 mAh batteries.
4 battery holders.
One portapow AA USB charger.
Two TL-AU100BS rear lights.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on August 12, 2011, 09:34:29 am
A pack of massively powerful neodynium magnets.....

Under no circumstances should you place these on opposite sides of your ear lobe.

Do not ask how I know this  :-X

For such an intelligent man, you are, on occasion, a complete herbert! ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on August 12, 2011, 09:54:29 am
A pack of massively powerful neodynium magnets.....

Under no circumstances should you place these on opposite sides of your ear lobe.

Do not ask how I know this  :-X

On the Ebay ad it says:-

Quote
►Be particularly aware when placing two magnets together as the sudden attraction can easily trap fingers

No mention of ears so I can see why you did that Jurek  ;)

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: longers on August 12, 2011, 11:03:11 am
They've stopped making the Campagnolo Classica/Heritage cotton caps so I've stocked up with four for £25 from Prendas. Three of them in white to dye at home to my own colour schemes which are yet to be decided.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on August 12, 2011, 11:28:04 am
Extra baggage allowance (for the bike) on my flight home from Paris.

Spesh 700x20-28 inner tubes were 10 for £19.95 at Condor yesterday.
Also got some Nuun and a new rack mount for a Cateye light.

Due to the time it took Condor to get my bike sorted out they gave me some free shorts too. Will try them out before PBP but I can always reserve them for the final day when I'll double up on shorts (worked a treat on LEL).

Will be going home via Halfords to pick up some bidons with caps (to avoid gut rot from animal crap on the rural French roads).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TheLurker on August 12, 2011, 01:13:03 pm
Some bar ends for MrsLurker's bike from (whisper it) Halfrauds.  An experiment to see if we can sort out neck pain on longer rides.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: BrianI on August 12, 2011, 01:33:24 pm
Bought no cycling stuff today.    :(
I'll be a poor student as from next month so I'll ask Santa nicely if I can get a front dynamo hub wheel for xmas!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on August 12, 2011, 02:43:28 pm
I took delivery of a packaged form Bridgwater this morning, containing a Rigida Andra Carbide rim, 26" diameter, and a set of Swissstop Blue blocks.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on August 12, 2011, 02:47:10 pm
Releasable cable ties.  Combined with the presta-valved tubes in assorted comedy sizes, souwester and SCUBA gear, I should be all set for this even-numbered[1] Exmouth Exodus.



[1] The Star Trek movie rule applies.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rafletcher on August 12, 2011, 03:06:32 pm
A couple of Michelin Krylion carbons to fit to the Mavic Kysrium Elites I got earlier in the week.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Plug1n on August 13, 2011, 08:24:24 pm
Ordered a Gatorksin folding 25c from Chain Reaction £21.95 - same price as the wired version so seemed a bit of a bargain, as the RRP is £5 more

Will match an odd one I have lying around- bad form to have mismatched fornt and back tyres as you all know  ::-)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on August 13, 2011, 08:27:47 pm
Halfords really are pants. The last three items I have visited them for they did not have in stock. Today was cable ends and crimping tool. Had the ends but no tool. Managed to get one from B and Q at laughable cost.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: itsbruce on August 13, 2011, 09:14:04 pm
A couple of Michelin Krylion carbons to fit to the Mavic Kysrium Elites I got earlier in the week.

I have become very fond of those tyres, since switching to them.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on August 19, 2011, 12:20:04 am
Not counting my chickens, but I believe I have been able to locate a source of unobtanium...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: spesh on August 19, 2011, 12:33:22 pm
Not counting my chickens, but I believe I have been able to locate a source of unobtanium...

Is that so you can rustle up a suspensor field generator to nullify the weight of the aforementioned SCUBA gear?  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 19, 2011, 01:52:54 pm
Yesterday I bought one of the On-One In-bred 29ers and front and rear mechs for same.

Today i have purchased some replacement parts for my Sidis. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 19, 2011, 03:15:41 pm
Have just ordered the disc brakes from the LBS, same price as CRC, but without the fraud risk or postage costs :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on August 19, 2011, 03:20:33 pm
After the fourth parcel turned up today, my wife asked me if I had any money left ;D

Bling new wheels being fitted later :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LindaG on August 19, 2011, 03:22:48 pm
Eventually we'll all have to set up home together in a big shack made of cardboard boxes with "Wiggle" and "CRC" and "Bike+" printed on the sides.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on August 19, 2011, 03:26:42 pm
Eventually we'll all have to set up home together in a big shack made of cardboard boxes with "Wiggle" and "CRC" and "Bike+" printed on the sides.

I've probably got enough for a small bungalow already :-[, really ought to take the cardboard to the tip
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 19, 2011, 03:34:48 pm
After the fourth parcel turned up today, my wife asked me if I had any money left ;D

Bling new wheels being fitted later :thumbsup:

ooooo, what did you buy?

I can't wait to get into the garage bike shed and start fettling my InBred (that sounds so wrong on so many levels)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tewdric on August 19, 2011, 03:37:14 pm
Six peanut butter clif bars, two Co-op cherry genoa cakes and a tin of ambrosia rice pudding!   ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on August 19, 2011, 03:40:42 pm
I bought the travel insurance with added cycle touring cover.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on August 19, 2011, 06:36:45 pm
New shoes because I left mine at home :(

Resisted the temptation of the shiny at Royles.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on August 19, 2011, 08:12:18 pm
After the fourth parcel turned up today, my wife asked me if I had any money left ;D

Bling new wheels being fitted later :thumbsup:

ooooo, what did you buy?

I can't wait to get into the garage bike shed and start fettling my InBred (that sounds so wrong on so many levels)

Blingy new wheels for the Cayo ( picture posted in Members bikes)  and new tyres and some tubes and some serious  upgrade garage door security :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AnthCC on August 19, 2011, 08:30:44 pm
New On-One long-sleeved merino jersey arrived today. Veeeery nice.

Last LBS visit to get some new brakes for the MTB resulted in me getting a ridiculous deal on some Avid Elixir Code-R Carbons. I like my LBS.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on August 19, 2011, 10:42:18 pm
New shoes because I left mine at home :(

Resisted the temptation of the shiny at Royles.

You're a strong man Paul  ;)

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on August 20, 2011, 01:52:26 pm
Brake Cables: Orange.
Gear Cables: Orange.
Electrical Wire: Orange.
Zip Ties: Orange.

Only the first two were from an Online cycling retailer (Those lovely SJS people).  The last two were from two random petrolhead/drifting/dip-me-in-superglue-and-ramraid-Halfords Online retailers.  I feel rather dirty now. :sick:

Never mind.  I'm sure they'd feel worse if they knew their beloved products were going to end up on a "pushbike".
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on August 20, 2011, 06:52:54 pm
New shoes! Been on order for about 3 weeks. Finally arrived, & they fit. That's a rarity with me & shoes. Lake MX-85 in wide fitting - hence the delay in getting them.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on August 20, 2011, 09:35:35 pm
Butterfly bars and black bar tape (while 'looking' round a new LBS :facepalm:)

Also some Revolution waterproof panniers reduced to £40 in the sale :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on August 22, 2011, 11:38:41 am
Italia World Cup 2010 cycling jersey (http://www.probikekit.com/uk/clothing/mens/cycling-clothing/jerseys/castelli-melbourne-team-fz-cycling-jersey.html)

A slightly frivolous purchase but I could do with another jersey for commuting (to be sure of having a clean one for every day of the week) and it was a decent price on probikekit.com.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 22, 2011, 04:26:19 pm
A couple of Knog Nerd wireless computers, from Rutland, rather than Wiggle or ChainReaction, because Rutland were substantially cheaper (so long as I didn't want it in black).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 22, 2011, 06:28:08 pm
Something slightly important....

A set of JagWire cables for the InBred

Oh and a triple mech for the Holdsworth, so I can swap the compact for triple (as road chainsets won't fit the Inbred :( grrrrrr)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on August 22, 2011, 06:53:02 pm
32 ScotchLite spoke reflectormajigs, at a total cost of around £14 from Amazon - for now, they'll be shared equally between OrangeGina and my Dave Yates on the fairly sensible premise that they're (currently) the two bikes I'm most likely to use for night riding.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: padbeat on August 23, 2011, 12:43:21 am
A Merino jersey from Planet X for £20 because the On-One doesn't have pockets.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: токамак on August 23, 2011, 12:50:54 pm
A set of Garde boue SALMON anodisé argent (https://eboutique-hebergement.orange-business.com/epages/133069f8-a6b9-11df-957f-000d609a287c.sf/secbcde7c0e50/?ObjectPath=/Shops/133069f8-a6b9-11df-957f-000d609a287c/Products/GBTTC13000A). I went to the source as it seems impossible to get them from a UK retailer now. My French isn't up to much, and Google Translate was employed - I seem to have a confirmation email, so let's hope they turn up some time soon!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on August 23, 2011, 12:59:08 pm
A Merino jersey from Planet X for £20 because the On-One doesn't have pockets.

Dammit, wish I'd known about them when shopping for jerseys yesterday. They look good. Can't really afford to buy yet another jersey but I might have to get one anyway...

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 23, 2011, 05:07:51 pm
Thanks to the link upthread, 4 merino baselayers and a Planet-X merino jersey.

I expect to be nice and toasty, on the bike and off, this winter.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on August 23, 2011, 06:27:55 pm
I can't really afford it but sod it, I've gone and ordered two of those nice stealth-black LS merino jerseys.

My decision may have been influenced by current unseasonal climatic conditions.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 23, 2011, 06:53:41 pm
It arrived. We fitted wheels and pedals in the car park round the back of the office (where it was delivered), phoned islabikes to work out what to do about it having the wrong tyres (fitted with cx tyres, we'd ordered marathons....) and then he rode it home.

Happy cub.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on August 23, 2011, 07:42:37 pm
A Merino jersey from Planet X for £20 because the On-One doesn't have pockets.

Those look rather nice
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on August 23, 2011, 07:54:22 pm
A Merino jersey from Planet X for £20 because the On-One doesn't have pockets.

Those look rather nice
They do, and the XXL ones are appropriately 'fat bastard' sized .... a plan is forming  :demon:

EDIT: The jerseys aren't, but the base layers most certainly are ....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on August 23, 2011, 07:56:39 pm
It arrived. ...and then he rode it home.

Happy cub.
Could this be the understatement of the month?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on August 23, 2011, 08:31:21 pm
Ordered 1 x Lezyne micro floor drive HP, off the inter webs. Package arrived this morning, contained not one but two Lezyne micro floor drive HP pumps. Checked invoice, yep, billed for one. Don't know what to do about the other.

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 23, 2011, 08:41:46 pm
Ordered 1 x Lezyne micro floor drive HP, off the inter webs. Package arrived this morning, contained not one but two Lezyne micro floor drive HP pumps. Checked invoice, yep, billed for one. Don't know what to do about the other.

Frere

Morally the right thing to do is to ring the uspplier and tell them of their mistake.

The immoral thing to do is to keep both and claim you had only received one if the supplier rings/emails you to ask.

The middle ground is to keep quiet and see if they ring/email you, if they do claim to have only just opened the package and "yes there is 2 in there, would you like the other one back?"

The choice of what to do is left as an exercise for the reader, and their concience
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on August 23, 2011, 09:40:11 pm
Ordered 1 x Lezyne micro floor drive HP, off the inter webs. Package arrived this morning, contained not one but two Lezyne micro floor drive HP pumps. Checked invoice, yep, billed for one. Don't know what to do about the other.

Frere


You should give it to me for a rigorous road trial and/or check your bank statement very very carefully. Fabulous bit of kit btw you will not regret it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: padbeat on August 23, 2011, 11:38:02 pm
A Merino jersey from Planet X for £20 because the On-One doesn't have pockets.

Sorry about thay, guys. I seem to be a bit of a bad influence ...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Oaky on August 23, 2011, 11:46:48 pm
A pair of bib shorts since my favourite pair - Endura FS 260 pros - are a bit long in the tooth now.  Almost nowhere has stock in the correct size (new version on the way, I guess) so I've taken a risk and gone for something different (Lusso pro gel).

Fingers crossed that I'll get on OK with these (some searching on here earlier on pulled up enough positive comments that I think they'll be fine).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on August 23, 2011, 11:49:58 pm
Ordered 1 x Lezyne micro floor drive HP, off the inter webs. Package arrived this morning, contained not one but two Lezyne micro floor drive HP pumps. Checked invoice, yep, billed for one. Don't know what to do about the other.

Frere

Morally the right The only thing to do is to ring/email the supplier and tell them of their mistake.


FTFY.

If they don't reply or insist that they're correct then it's your's.
If they want it returning then they pay the postage. Ideally they then give you a  voucher.

There really is no other way  O:-)

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on August 24, 2011, 12:01:31 am
A pair of bib shorts since my favourite pair - Endura FS 260 pros - are a bit long in the tooth now.  Almost nowhere has stock in the correct size (new version on the way, I guess) so I've taken a risk and gone for something different (Lusso pro gel).

Fingers crossed that I'll get on OK with these (some searching on here earlier on pulled up enough positive comments that I think they'll be fine).

I was a keen advocate of Lusso Pro Gel shorts (much better than Assos IMO).
My latest pair of Lusso Pro Gel are nowhere near as good. They've changed the pad. It's not gel, it's foam.
For my next pair of shorts/bibs, I'm probably going back to Assos. Shame.


Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on August 24, 2011, 11:50:42 am
Yesterday a little USB rechargeable light thingy from Wiggle, a Park mug, and a 16" spare inner tube for the Yak Bob (all in their Clearance sale).  Also a pair of Knog Nerd wireless computers, from Rutland, who had them cheaper than anyone else, so long as you didn't want them in black! (red and white are fine for me).  I'm getting annoyed with the wired ones failing, and I've pretty much run out of spares.

Today, three inner tubes on the way into work, having just exploded the last correct sized one, and using one which is a mite too narrow for the fairly wide tyres on the Kaffenback.  It's probably fine, you can get away with quite a lot with inner tubes, but I didn't pump it up hard anyway, just to be on the safe size (only 80psi!)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on August 24, 2011, 12:42:08 pm
Pump update: emailed them, and awaiting a SAE to send back the 2nd Lezyne micro floor pump HP.

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on August 24, 2011, 12:44:20 pm
Just been and picked up the brakes for the InBred, as well as a chain and BB spacers.

Front Ultegra mech arrived this morning, just awaiting cables (which should arrive today) and a cassette.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on August 26, 2011, 01:22:48 am
Alivo compact mtb chainset to lower my gearing for climbing hills fully loaded
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: YahudaMoon on August 26, 2011, 07:20:17 am
A Merino jersey from Planet X for £20 because the On-One doesn't have pockets.

Thanks padbeat. Just got one myself. Not sure if they are any good ?

They only have Medium and Small left.

Been looking for something for a few month. My Giadana jacket had holes in holes and the zip went. It served me well after 6 + years and I used it on more or less a daily basis. Its binned. :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: padbeat on August 26, 2011, 09:03:40 am
They're lovely! ;D Nice fit, poss a litle long in the arms, or perhaps they think an XXL cyclist might ave ather different proportions to me (not unreasonably). Nice enough to go to the pub in afterwards too. I'm off to try mine out today.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on August 27, 2011, 01:00:18 am
I can't really afford it but sod it, I've gone and ordered two of those nice stealth-black LS merino jerseys.

And very nice they are too. Probably too warm at the moment but will definitely be welcome as winter draws closer.

I ordered the medium size and they fit perfectly. However, the Italia jersey I ordered the other day was also a medium and it's decidedly snug. I should have remembered that you're supposed to order two sizes up when buying Italian clothing...  :facepalm:

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Snakehips on August 27, 2011, 11:17:31 am
I got a 20" Raleigh Kobo from ebay in surprisingly good condition for one of my granddaughters.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adrian on August 27, 2011, 11:39:01 am
I can't really afford it but sod it, I've gone and ordered two of those nice stealth-black LS merino jerseys.

And very nice they are too. Probably too warm at the moment but will definitely be welcome as winter draws closer.

I ordered the medium size and they fit perfectly.

I've just had the postman bring me three and very nice they are too.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on August 28, 2011, 08:09:00 am
 On holiday and realised I needed new tyres :facepalm:  nextdaytyres came up trumps and delivered :)

Front went on easily enough but five inner tubes later I'm making the walking of shame to the nearest bike shop to have them fit the tyre for me  >:(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on August 29, 2011, 07:23:44 am
On holiday and realised I needed new tyres :facepalm:  nextdaytyres came up trumps and delivered :)

Front went on easily enough but five inner tubes later I'm making the walking of shame to the nearest bike shop to have them fit the tyre for me  >:(

Feel vindicated as the shop couldn't get it on either.

Now to find out if nextdaytyres returns policy is as their delivery???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on August 29, 2011, 11:51:15 am
One day last week,while in Cornwall bought one of these*

http://www.probikekit.com/uk/endura-windchill-cycling-gilet.html

& one of these

http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=12869&f_SupersetQRY=&f_SortOrderID=0&f_bct=

from Cycle Logic in Helston.Top shop/serviuce/staff

* in gofasterRed
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on September 03, 2011, 08:19:15 am
Whilst in Settle yesterday I bought:

1 pair of cycling mitts for Mrs T
3M of brake outer
2*brake inners.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on September 03, 2011, 06:49:19 pm
A couple of Vittoria Cross XN pro tyres arrived yesterday and were fitted and test ridden this morning  :thumbsup:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6187/6109707972_8bb6ea7903.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/6109707972/)
New Tredz (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/6109707972/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: longers on September 04, 2011, 03:47:07 pm
Just ordered a couple of Epic batteries from Ay Up. Free shipping during september, which made it less wince inducing.

I'm expecting the flashing function on the batteries to be very wince inducing, will have to angle the lights well down when/if in that mode.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rdaviesb on September 04, 2011, 04:06:33 pm
Northwave GTX winter boots. I am riding this winter, come what may.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on September 05, 2011, 09:56:15 am
Planet X titanium skewers (black) since the light bike has a mixed pair.
They're very, err, minimalist ?

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: groucho on September 05, 2011, 12:08:46 pm
Snap!
Sabbath titanium skewers in black in a moment of weakness. Also Sabbath bib-shorts that I just know will be too small. I hope my strength returns quickly as I am cycling at the Velodrome, Newport this evening.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on September 09, 2011, 10:57:31 am
Two Schwalbe Big Apple Tyres for the InBred and 3 tubes

the Big Apples are on special offer at Planet-X/On-One at the moment, £24.99 each (in 2.0")
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GrahamG on September 09, 2011, 11:50:35 am
A loverly Etxeondo winter jacket on sale at £70 from Paul Hewitt's
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on September 09, 2011, 04:34:07 pm
Some Spesh Bar Phat tape and a Marathon Plus tyre (in the Tredz sale) for my son's bikes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on September 09, 2011, 04:42:21 pm
Two Schwalbe Big Apple Tyres for the InBred and 3 tubes

the Big Apples are on special offer at Planet-X/On-One at the moment, £24.99 each (in 2.0")
I go to have a quick peek at the special offers and am assaulted by a link to their prototype Fat Bike. Damn you On-one, damn you all to hell! ;D

(won't stop me getting a Pugsley, but it could mean that bits for sand/snow bikes will become easier to get ...)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on September 12, 2011, 03:44:51 pm
A bar bag and a top tube bag (the high-5 one I have, somewhere, keeps falling over in use so I have found one on ebay that has 2 pockets and hangs over the top tube, I didn't know you could get them until I saw Deano's)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on September 12, 2011, 03:58:14 pm
Front and rear racks for Custard The Other Genesis (the front rack being one of those little brake boss mounting platform rack-type things. ideal for lashing a sleeping mat to), plus an Airbone Supernova micro-pump in yellow which, if its any good, will have an orange counterpart at some point in the future.

I'm looking longingly at Ay-Up lights as well ... I will be riding through the winter. Oh yes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andyf on September 12, 2011, 08:36:59 pm
A pair of Schwalbe Ultremo  R.1 from Cycle Surgery £35.99 reduced to.............£22.99  :thumbsup: can't wait to get these babies on my bike!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: essexian on September 13, 2011, 06:32:11 am
After much searching on the interweb and after visits to my three local LBSs without luck, I took myself off to Decathlon near J9 M6 yesterday (failed to mention the trip to my better half for fear of being dragged into IKEA while we were down there) and purchased a set of spd pedal adaptors which make one side of the pedal into flats. I have found over time the further I cycle, the more foot pain I get from the junction between my shoe and pedal. Using these adaptors I hope to have other foot positions so this doesn't happen as much.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on September 13, 2011, 09:26:47 pm
Finally found some decent full guards for the InBred, trouble is the only place you can get them is in the colonies.

So one transaction in dollars later I am (or will be when they are delivered) the proud owner of a pair of Planet Bike Cascadia 29er fenders mudguards.  Didn't think pink would go down well with the green frame, so have gone for boring black :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 13, 2011, 10:11:23 pm
A pair of Durano Plus for Butterfly's plastic bike (just in time, it would seem, as she had an unscheduled deflation incident yesterday), some spare brake blocks, a spare chain (both always handy), some spare connectors for the hub dynamos, and some cable accessories for the Ridgeback, because I have had An Idea TM
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 15, 2011, 01:58:43 pm
The bike went into auto-pilot as we approached Swinnerton's on the way home from the barber's .It braked,turned left & entered the shop. 8)
So I took advantage of the proximity of the Abus display & bought a "cafe" lock to replace the one I left lost in the pub in St.Keverne.
I must get a roundtoitreturntothepub kit ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on September 15, 2011, 02:12:07 pm
Very close to purchasing a pair of Altura Night Vision 20L panniers (in orange).

Only thing stopping me is that there's little wrong with my existing pair of Altura panniers. I just want the slightly larger capacity, nicer KlickFix mountings and the shoulder straps (carrying two panniers, bottle and small child up/down the stairs is only getting more of a handful...).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ewan Houzami on September 15, 2011, 07:13:48 pm
A Tiagra front hub for the fixed/utility bike front wheel rebuild. Hopefully it's going to be smoother than the one on there at the moment - an ancient RX100 hub which is total carp.

A 17t Miche sprocket for said fixie. I find 18t (with 42 up front) slightly too low, and 16t a bit of a struggle up the long draggy climbs laden down with a bag of Sainsbury's finest slung over my shoulder. Hopefully the 17t should be just right.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on September 16, 2011, 02:05:44 pm
Didn't buy these as such, but received a Rapha LS merino jersey (in red) and some Rapha soap for cleaning my leather gloves with as a gift  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on September 16, 2011, 02:17:20 pm
The front rack I ordered from Spa Cycles has just turned up - came in a bloody great big cardboard box, with all manner of junk used as packing material.

Not that I'm bothered, just so long as I can fit the rack without too much grunting and swearing.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on September 20, 2011, 11:40:53 am
Just ordered a DH-T665 LX Dyno hub from the LBS, rapidly finding that I can go online, find the exact piece of kit that I need, then go to the LBS and they match the price (to within a few quid) and I don't pay the postage!

Also bought a tin of clear spray lacquer for the scuffed up Ultegra levers I bought, I have already cleaned off the old lacquer (which was all scratched and bubbling) and sprayed the first coat on one to see how it comes out.

A load of energy bars and gels from H&B, as they are 3 for 2 at the moment.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on September 20, 2011, 09:28:16 pm
Have accidently bought myself two pairs of gloves after ordering the wrong size for my partner...they fit me perfectly!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wobbly John on September 20, 2011, 10:54:26 pm
Cycling related purchase today - a GPS. Only a Garmin Geko 201, but it was ridiculously cheap in an Oxfam shop .  :o

Batteries had corroded, but a clean up of the connectors and new batteries got it working.  :D

I've just spent 5 times what I paid for the GPS, on a data lead for it.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Greenbank on September 22, 2011, 10:23:25 am
A bunch of 295mm spokes in order to replace the non-driveside one that has gone on my hackbike (and have some spares).

Need to measure the spokes in all of my wheels (and keep a note of the lengths in each) so that I can order adequate spares, plus enough for a couple of full wheelbuilds for replacement wheels for the hackbike (the current ones will have the winter tyres fitted and used just for winter).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on September 22, 2011, 11:38:16 am
A caravan Carry Freedom large y-frame trailer for shopping and camping trips

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6179/6171981864_cefe7fe41a.jpg)

The previous owner had fitted a very substantial dog box - that's about 260L capacity! No need for a tent, I can just curl up in there for a kip :) I picked it up last night, and rode about 55 miles home with it (to the amazement of the seller - especially when I mentioned that I'd ridden 40 miles to work that morning, and then 25 miles to get to him). It really is noticeable the increase in room you get when cars eventually pluck up the courage to overtake!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on September 22, 2011, 01:17:37 pm
Tribars + trailer is not a commonly seen combination...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on September 22, 2011, 01:18:25 pm
Tribars + trailer is not a commonly seen combination...

Resistance training, innit? :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on September 22, 2011, 01:27:32 pm
A caravan Carry Freedom large y-frame trailer for shopping and camping trips


That looks awesome, I could fit both my dogs in there! How easy is it to ride uphill with a load in that? I once tried to tow my kids (aged 2 and 5 at the time) in a steel trailer with my BSO and could hardly make it move at all on any incline whatsoever.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on September 22, 2011, 02:10:26 pm
I recollect that Pete Bird (Swallow Tandems),who at that time lived in the Tannant Valley,carried his labrador in a trailer.The dog was trained to jump out of the trailer when going uphill,run alongside up the incline  & jump back into the trailer at the summit :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on September 22, 2011, 02:13:49 pm
Tribars + trailer is not a commonly seen combination...

How else are you going to go really fast  ???


That looks awesome, I could fit both my dogs in there! How easy is it to ride uphill with a load in that? I once tried to tow my kids (aged 2 and 5 at the time) in a steel trailer with my BSO and could hardly make it move at all on any incline whatsoever.

I've not tried a serious load, I reckon I had around 15kg of work stuff in it coming home. Climbing was interesting - being smooth really paid off, so sitting and twiddling rather than out of the saddle honking. Being out of the saddle is fine as long as you aren't going so slowly that you are pedaling in squares. It's the momentum that is a challenge - it's effort to get it going, then if you aren't smooth it pushes you forward slightly when you ease off of the dead part of the pedal stroke, then pulls against you as you push down again. I was glad I was on the bike with a triple, giving a 25" granny (though I don't think I ever engaged that, I certainly was approaching it on one particularly stiff climb).

The box is a Ferplast Atlas 50 professional (http://www.ferplast.it/scheda_prodotto_eng.php/prodotto=/id_item=73050021/id_menu=01020104), which has had a sheet of transparent plastic rivetted to the rear vents (which face forwards on the trailer), to stop draughts. I guess it could be useful when taking animals to the vet, but it is also a useful size for loading with shopping, either putting bags in through the front or removing the lid and using it as a tray. 

I recollect that Pete Bird (Swallow Tandems),who at that time lived in the Tannant Valley,carried his labrador in a trailer.The dog was trained to jump out of the trailer when going uphill & jump back into the trailer at the summit :thumbsup:

What he should have done is have a harness for the dog, so it could give him a tow! Many years ago we used to do soemthing similar to that with the doberman we had at the time. When the weather was really bad in winter, we'd go shopping taking a sledge. The dog would pull it home  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: urban_biker on September 22, 2011, 02:21:46 pm
New Shimano M087 shoes off ebay. £60 !!! yes really £60 for shoes. I think I'll have to go back to driving - its probably cheaper.

In reality that's probably not a lot to pay for cycling shoes, but the last pair of Shimano's I bought about 3 years ago were £23. The exchange rate is clearly having an impact.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: groucho on September 22, 2011, 02:26:05 pm
A pair of brake pads for Sabbath's front brake. Last Sunday's ride down the A470 river eroded the last lot away.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on September 29, 2011, 06:35:23 pm
Since the weather was so nice this afternoon I nipped down to SJS to replace my slightly wonkily (is that a word?) overstretched Brooks B17 with a shiny new Brooks Finesse (this is the women's version of the Ti Team Pro). The staff looked slightly bemused as I swapped the saddles over in the shop, refitted my Bagman, adjusted the seat post slightly down and rode off. I came the longer way home making it a 58k round trip, and apart from feeling a bit slippery my brand new saddle didn't do any bad things to my arse. I will proofide it tonight and take it on a 200 on Saturday to start breaking it in  :D

On the way home my stem mounted bell committed suicide by the round bit if it falling off. It is a shame it didn't do this on the way there, since SJS is where I got it from and I could have obtained a replacement!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on September 29, 2011, 09:13:23 pm
A new twist grip gear changer for my commuter bike, seeing as I managed to break the old one about a week ago.  And some new brake cable inners, as I'd remembered I used my last one up about 6 months ago and it's handy to keep a spare.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on September 29, 2011, 09:15:56 pm
I boughted a chainring. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on September 29, 2011, 09:20:51 pm
Ferrules and Bar End plugs. To go with cables and bars and tape.

We now haz all the bits.
Just lacking a bit of time & expertise.
I have lots of time, but as I can't DIY, I GAMI, and AM is busy working most of the time, and riding the rest. Maybe Sunday.
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Post by: Quint on September 29, 2011, 09:43:34 pm
Got some of Muc Offs Miracle Shine polish to pamper our trikes after the holiday  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: LindaG on September 30, 2011, 11:00:45 am
A big Trangia bottle, to tackle the cup of tea in the mornings issue.  No idea how that's going to fit on the bike.  Inside a pannier, methinks.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Gus on September 30, 2011, 07:40:15 pm

2 sets of SPD pedals and a Casco ATC helmet + some brake cables.
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Post by: Andrew Br on October 03, 2011, 06:10:58 pm
I ordered a pair of Vittoria Paves from the LBS. They reckon that it could take up to a couple of weeks to arrive.
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Post by: CrinklyLion on October 03, 2011, 06:11:46 pm
i just had a little minx-girl moment.

this place is dangerous sometimes.
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Post by: jogler on October 03, 2011, 06:33:38 pm
that goes with the minx hair style ;)
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Post by: CrinklyLion on October 03, 2011, 06:49:36 pm
I suspect it will in fact clash dreadfully. This perturbs me not at all :)
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Post by: jogler on October 03, 2011, 06:57:08 pm
I suspect that my excellent colour vision will tell me that you'll look like the bees knees :D
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Post by: rower40 on October 03, 2011, 08:51:00 pm
10 metres of auto electrical cable, so that I can re-build the wiring loom of the Orange Bling.

I leave the colour of said wire as a puzzle for the reader.

After the pedestrian muppetry of the riverside path I use on my way home from work, I may fit a 12V Car Horn.  After all, I've got a push-button switch waiting to be wired in, and a 12V battery.  And a horn waiting in the cupboard.  Just got to be a bit careful with Earth - when the lights are on, the frame is at 6V!  (Or, to be more accurate, the battery is at +/- 6V with respect to the frame.)
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Post by: PaulF on October 03, 2011, 11:05:14 pm
One of these https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=store.catalog&CategoryID=1&ProductID=5 some arm warmers and some lube.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on October 05, 2011, 01:04:33 pm
Yesterday I ordered a CL to 6bolt disc brake adaptor, it arrived this morning, Koo-bikes rock!

Today I has ordered some 35mm ID P-Clips and some M5 A4 SS Nylock nuts.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on October 05, 2011, 01:48:27 pm
Ordered a pair of BBB GelLite mitts, having tried 'em on at the bike show (there was a BBB stand) & found them extremely comfortable. £13.84 incl P&P, which is almost a tenner less than the RRP.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on October 10, 2011, 05:34:57 pm
Today I took advantage of the following: a) On-One are having a sale, and b) their merino base layers come in fat-bastard sizes. Also got a pair of slicks for the Surly (Schwalbe Big Apples in 26x2.0) and a new 'cafe lock' (the Kryptonite Modulus thing they're doing for a tenner)

I may be skint this winter, but at least I'll be warm :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on October 10, 2011, 05:36:12 pm
Some Shimano brake levers, for my son's retro road bike. I now have new brakes, cables, levers and bar tape so I'm going to actually have to fettle his bike for him!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 10, 2011, 06:32:18 pm
Some 70mm M6 stainless bolts, with associated washers.

With luck, I'm a couple of nylocks away from banishing the seat squeaks for good!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on October 10, 2011, 07:48:58 pm
Kool Stop salmon pads, for my American Classic wheels
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Post by: Canardly on October 10, 2011, 09:13:11 pm
Couple of Smart 2 x 1/2 watt rears, most impressed having seem em in action on Saturday.

http://www.fudgescyclestore.com/index.php?p=131025
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Post by: CAMRAMan on October 11, 2011, 08:28:50 pm
A bottle cage & aliminium bottle from Poundland!
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Post by: Plug1n on October 11, 2011, 09:41:20 pm
Had a few minutes spare and was passing Hargroves in Swindon.

Came out with a Lezyne Pen Gauge (connecting hose from pump to tyre valve with built-in pressure gauge), on sale at £15.

Don't actually need one but definitely want one.  Also a couple of squids below best Internet price.
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Post by: rdaviesb on October 14, 2011, 11:46:35 am
These.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XI8PNRN_6x4/TpdmMwyDAFI/AAAAAAAAA6g/JUvXr_ljgOs/s288/025.JPG)
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Post by: Andrew Br on October 14, 2011, 11:54:12 am
A spare parts kit for my Crud Road Racers. I snapped off part of the rear last night when I lifted the bike over a gate.

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Post by: TimO on October 14, 2011, 01:27:52 pm
Various shorts, ¾ longs, longs, and some odds and sods like Energy Gels to get the price of the orders to £100 and into Wiggles £10 off if you spend £100 offer range.  I was planning on buying all this anyway, so it was just a matter of arranging the amounts optimally.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on October 14, 2011, 01:49:21 pm
Yesterday:- Lazer beam of DETH (Exposure maxx-D)

Today:- Back-up Knog lights in case of emergency; Winter gloves.

 :)
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Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on October 14, 2011, 01:50:47 pm
No :'(
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Post by: Juan Martín on October 14, 2011, 02:12:30 pm
A spoke.
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Post by: hatler on October 14, 2011, 03:50:05 pm
A pack of ground coffee, suitable for cafetieres (and thermos flasks).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on October 14, 2011, 03:57:57 pm
Yesterday:- Lazer beam of DETH (Exposure maxx-D)

Nope that's not a laser beam, I actually do have a Laser Beam of Deth (ok, a Class 3R Laser) on my bike.  You'll probably see it later on. ;D

The Exposure Maxx-D is a fairly serious front light though, it'll beat my Race Maxx hands down.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on October 14, 2011, 04:44:49 pm
Some goretex lined shoes (Shimano MT60). Hopefully this is the end of soggy feet :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on October 14, 2011, 04:45:47 pm
Very good Butterfly, now that's a proper light!!!


I just bought some 406 inner tubes and a bunch of neodymium magnets.  I got 50, anyone want some for some tiny and lightweight cycle computer magnets?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on October 14, 2011, 05:20:47 pm
Yesterday:- Lazer beam of DETH (Exposure maxx-D)

I knew it reminded me of something:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BshxCIjNEjY&ob=av3e

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hubner on October 14, 2011, 06:57:16 pm
I got a pair of Ortlieb style panniers bags from the local Lidl for all of £12.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on October 14, 2011, 08:06:17 pm
Bought: One Marathon Plus tyre from Corridori.

Found: Carradice panniers in the cellar :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on October 15, 2011, 06:49:59 pm
Managed to drop into Lidl on trip to town to buy new suit for work :sick:. Picked up new pair of shorts, pair of gloves and a set of panniers. As hubner notes above, the panniers cost £12 which seems to me an incredible price but they appear to be reasonably well made. I'll fit them to the Royal tomorrow and go out on a trial run. They'll be just the job when I go off in the summer to seek my fortune, or at least tour outside the county.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Regulator on October 15, 2011, 06:52:28 pm
Got some new black SKS mudguards for Ting Tong...


...and another flag for the recumbent.  I was only after the pole really, so I'll have to find another flag to go on it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on October 15, 2011, 09:30:11 pm
Wandered into my LBS today to get some spare brake pads. Didn't get them, but got a topeak "Super Chain Tool" instead :facepalm:.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on October 16, 2011, 07:52:13 pm
On line last night - another pair of gloves and a pair of armwarmers.

Also, failed to buy n+1 road bike from ebay - outbid. Bit of a relief really!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moose57 on October 16, 2011, 07:56:26 pm
Looking at impending weather, bought on line tonight some bib tights.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 16, 2011, 09:36:59 pm
Today:- Back-up Knog lights in case of emergency;

I was quite impressed by the brightness of the front one.  Much better than the previous version, even if you allow for the nice fresh battery.   :thumbsup:
Title: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: why1040 on October 16, 2011, 10:10:20 pm
On line last night - another pair of gloves and a pair of armwarmers.

Also, failed to buy n+1 road bike from ebay - outbid. Bit of a relief really!

Whereas I have successfully bought n+1 on eBay and am picking it up near Birmingham on Tuesday! :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 16, 2011, 10:20:46 pm
Whereas I have successfully bought n+1 on eBay and am picking it up near Birmingham on Tuesday! :)

Ooh, I didn't realise it was an n+1.  Spill the beans!  Will it be ridable?  Etc.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: GruB on October 17, 2011, 12:17:46 pm
Two new black bottle cages to match the new fixie colour, and a Pedros Fixie tool.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Auntie Helen on October 17, 2011, 12:23:21 pm
Ronhill tracksters from the huge new Go Outdoors shop in Colchester. Poppy the dog was allowed in with me, even to the changing rooms!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 17, 2011, 07:18:49 pm
A pair of dinky wee button rubber band lights. SmallestCub pointed out this morning that he had no lights on his balance bike, and was also most disgruntled that my bike and the Eldest's got left at the lbs on the way to school and his didn't. So when we went to collect mine on the way home we got lights for him, and his seat put up (he really wanted them to do it, not me!) and we went to stroke the carbon bling while we were there:)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: woollypigs on October 19, 2011, 10:47:38 am
Not really bought, I wrote to http://www.supernova-lights.com about my old lights and just received a brand new E3 Pro front and back light for me to play with, now how cool is that ! 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on October 19, 2011, 02:00:42 pm
On line last night - another pair of gloves and a pair of armwarmers.

Also, failed to buy n+1 road bike from ebay - outbid. Bit of a relief really!

Whereas I have successfully bought n+1 on eBay and am picking it up near Birmingham on Tuesday! :)

New bike! When I noted the other day that I had been outbid on Ebay it was rather that I had reached the limit of what I was prepared to risk. Returning yesterday evening from a late meeting at work, I checked the listing and found that with 25 minutes to go it was only slightly over budget. So…. I raised my bid and got it for 10% over budget. Normally I would be at a language class on Tuesday evening and would have missed the sale but due to the late meeting…perhaps it’s fate! (Or perhaps I’m a mug who has been manipulated by Ebay)

Anyway, I had decided that my N+1 should be sufficiently different to my existing bikes and was tending towards a modernish road bike.  So, a Cannondale CAAD4 (you’ve bought a what?!) which I hope to pick up the weekend. This will be the first non steel framed bike that I have owned, or for that matter ridden, so I am quite excited about getting it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on October 20, 2011, 10:58:53 am
Cool Juan, hope it's lots of fun :).

I've just ordered a new dynohub front wheel for my winter bike and a cyo to go with it. 8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on October 20, 2011, 01:01:00 pm
No  :-[

Again.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: YahudaMoon on October 20, 2011, 10:38:35 pm
Not yet purchased though Im thinking about some Mike Giant ski gloves for cycling and matching bar tape.

Should I ? I think the bar tape comes in two forms. Cork & velvet >>>>>>>

Anyone got any ?

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/SjuRDtECuBRk17pIDIqOacFieDvUalwYu1Wb6xQECevXO0N164p3TXB_8IcOv0WVK62lJKl23f12WqMLRlvkQiKBlLjcO4Rt6gw8YuG6rg3tOU01xXkVrPdFs9T_PbwVUQtBFbUxF60P=s220-c)


(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/hERXCtCMKZaFoBaHyF3dWMRrL1SxVostT7yvf3-ytP26B8OTDd90WK0sC8kBc2oXRDqNV4AXwsa7-4WoyDaif1cRJxaotJ9FyyFmQTayYyaAax0f44DlEBAY4GV-5LzHcGbuDgLJmQZU0dXPIRfW3mM--XrX2ag-ilccc2twCT5VO7Jy=s220-c)
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Post by: CrinklyLion on October 20, 2011, 11:27:16 pm
a set of half clips, for the boy's islabike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Pedaldog on October 20, 2011, 11:53:58 pm
 ;D With the help of a friend I have got a Thorn Sherpa frameset that should be with me next week!
Looking forward to building it up to be a Good Expedition tourer and actually USE IT AS SUCH!
I have finally kissed goodbye to motorbikes.  I love Bicycles and Tricycles! :thumbsup:

ETA......... Thanks to Deao and others for rekindling the spark and giving me some motivation.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on October 21, 2011, 02:12:27 am
;D With the help of a friend I have got a Thorn Sherpa frameset that should be with me next week!
Looking forward to building it up to be a Good Expedition tourer and actually USE IT AS SUCH!
I have finally kissed goodbye to motorbikes.  I love Bicycles and Tricycles! :thumbsup:

ETA......... Thanks to Deao and others for rekindling the spark and giving me some motivation.

Great to hear you sounding so enthusiastic about N+1  :thumbsup:
Look forward to seeing pictures.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Plug1n on October 21, 2011, 08:00:43 am
Ordered some replacement Cane Creek SCR5 brake lever hoods on my steel steed from George Hall Cycles on Ebay - these things only seem to last a couple of years before the rubber wears thin :(

While I could have had nearly identical brand new Tektro levers for a only few quid more, I found in the past that George Halls are some of the good guys and wanted to give them business.

Also when the last hoods went, these hoods were not available from anyone in the UK.  So after a whinge at the distributor, I ordered some from the states via Amazon.

Also, it's easier/lazier to slip on new hoods than change the levers
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimC on October 21, 2011, 10:18:55 am
New Carradice panniers for the eldest lad. Magic shine headlight for Lady V. Macdonald's bacon roll for me. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on October 21, 2011, 10:23:58 am
Not yet, but after this morning's ride in I feel that new brake pads are going to be looming large in my life fairly soon (plus I need to get some spare disc pads for the Surly, so ...)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rafletcher on October 21, 2011, 10:45:29 am
Some blingy new 2012 Centaur Black/Red bits - shifters, mechs and brakes - along with a Chris King MegaExo BB. Oh, and new freehub bodies to convert Kysriums and Hope Pro 3's from Shimano to Campag.

So now just need to sell the Sram bits I took off!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Si_Co on October 21, 2011, 12:11:53 pm
Wiggle have just delivered a new set of Crud roadracers, the end of soggy nappy syndrome is in sight  :thumbsup: and two sets of koolstop salmons
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on October 21, 2011, 12:17:00 pm
that'll keep your "nice arse" presentable for WVM ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Arch on October 22, 2011, 08:41:27 pm
A new Endura waterproof jacket. I think the old one lasted 3 or 4 years, and is less than hi-vis now. The new one is very yellow!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on October 22, 2011, 09:20:58 pm
Long sleeve merino baselayer cheap as you like from on-one, and a spare chain.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on October 23, 2011, 06:07:45 pm
New pedals (with clips), bottle cage and inner tube for my new Cannondale. Did I mention I have a new Cannondale?

Also, bought last week but worn for the first time today (while on my new Cannondale - did I mention that?) arm warmers. Me. Blimey. :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on October 23, 2011, 07:18:29 pm
Some sealskinz Lobster Claw gloves. Me no likey cold hands.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on October 23, 2011, 07:30:29 pm
Fourth hand, 4 x Sh inner gear cables, bottom bracket tool, and chain splitter. Also looking at front lights atm and particularly the Fenix LD 20.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on October 23, 2011, 08:25:00 pm
A couple of bottle cage bolts to replace the one that went missing yesterday, and some chain lube from a shop in Grantown-on-Spey. The bike shop also sold cake! :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Karla on October 24, 2011, 10:30:43 am
The week before last: A new club jersey. 
Last week: A Schwalbe Marathon+ for the Pompino, which is now almost fully winterised
Saturday: An S-Sun L130 (http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/lights/front/product/review-s-sun-l130-light-32408/) light as my new commuter light.  For £18 from Spa Cycle (plus postage if you buy online, but I was passing through Harrogate), my initial impression is that these are a steal.  It's got side slits and a relatively wide front face - both good for visibility - and build quality seems good. The mount can swivel from side to side, a feature which may prove useful or may need aralditing solid in a few months' time.  I'll do a long term review of it after a few months, but for now it's my new recommended light for every urban rider out there and will be a useful backup to my Fenix on longer rides.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on October 24, 2011, 01:17:51 pm
A Surly 42T 110PCD stainless steel chain ring to replace a TA 41T 110PCD chain ring which did not last very long. 
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyUncle on October 25, 2011, 04:54:59 pm
A pack of C5 envelopes
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 25, 2011, 05:01:25 pm
slippery slope.....

tee hee.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: AndyH on October 25, 2011, 10:05:34 pm
A pack of C5 envelopes
  :thumbsup:

I'm playing with my new Ixon IQ. The focussed beam should compliment the Hope Vision 1 quite well.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: sean on October 26, 2011, 03:21:07 am
not long since finished work, but before work i took delivery of ...
an elite water bottle and cage
a cateye micro wireless computer
a giro monza helmet
and a pair of ergon grips

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on October 26, 2011, 06:32:13 am
not long since finished work, but before work i took delivery of ...
an elite water bottle and cage
a cateye micro wireless computer
a giro monza helmet
and a pair of ergon grips

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

To my mind there is not a single thing on that list you will regret purchasing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Auntie Helen on October 26, 2011, 07:16:38 am
I'm playing with my new Ixon IQ. The focussed beam should compliment the Hope Vision 1 quite well.
it'll say, "My, aren't you an impressive and shiny light, with such a beautiful form and shape." Or something.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tail End Charlie on October 26, 2011, 07:46:32 am
A front light from On One which I needed. The battery holder mounts behind the bottle cage. For the money (£20) looks good and a good beam, may get another for the hack bikes I have. Will see how long battery life is.

Also 2 merino tops and a pair of gloves seemed to have added themselves to the order.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 27, 2011, 02:10:06 pm
Marathon Winters, from ebay.

I was going to buy from Wiggle, but they are 'out of stock', and I remember how long it took them to fill Clarion's order (8 week wasn't it), so I've shelled out an extra £2 per tyre to get them from somewhere that actually has stock.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on October 28, 2011, 02:49:08 pm
A pair of Schwalbe Luganos from Wiggle, in blue of course, to use during the winter on my new... you know the rest.

Plus tubes. Must stop buying stuff! :hand:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on October 28, 2011, 04:19:18 pm
I've also bought some Marathon Winters - a pair of 700c and, rather optimistically, a single 20" (get thee to winstanleysbmx.com, ye hardcore darksiders).

With any luck this will prove to be an investment in a short, mild winter.  With slightly less luck, they should pay for themselves in reduced clothing and physioterrorism bills.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on October 28, 2011, 04:45:52 pm
Not yet, but in light of recent events I shall shortly be ordering an n+0.5 - my LBS has just waved a very nice deal on a Bike Friday Tikit under my nose. Bastards! :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on October 28, 2011, 08:51:48 pm
They are not normally cheap in fact retail wise more expensive than the B. Pray tell how you get on.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Torslanda on October 29, 2011, 06:02:42 pm
Just picked up from the post office (07:30 this am) some finishing kit for a full-bounce comedy bike.

As follows: Full set of v-brakes, handlebar shims for o/s stem, some headset spacers, a VERY cheap rear mech and a 25.4mm seat post.

This bike will definitely NOT be light. It will, however, be solid and bomb proof, just the thing for a learner who's a tad lumpen. If he gets to like it I'll build him something lighter.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 01, 2011, 01:57:09 pm
Although, strictly speaking, I bought it about 10 days ago, my RoadID bracelet turned up today.

At least now my parents can stop nagging me about not having anything that identifies me as diabetic, and people can wonder at what 'sic fret crustulum' means1 :)

1 - Dodgy Latin for "that's the way the cookie crumbles"
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on November 01, 2011, 02:00:56 pm
A spoke key from Urbane Cyclist in Toronto

They're what a bike shop should be: dark, uneven floors, lovely bikes everywhere, a parts department at the bike and friendly knowlegeable staff. Worth a visit if you're ever in Toronto
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on November 01, 2011, 03:56:18 pm
Last night - new brake pads before I also had to buy a new front rim...

I wondered why there appearer to be tinsel accumulating at the fork crown. It would appear that Aztec pads are cunningly designed to look as though they've got plenty of wear left when inspected from above whilst the metal work comes through in the middle of the pad and gouges your rim.

Aztec - that design is both stupid and dangerous. (Sadly had to put some more of the same on as that was the brand carried when dropping into the nearest shop.)

But hey, what could go wrong it's only the front wheel of the tandem and it's not as though the bike isn't known to top 50mph.

Also happened to pick up a spare mini-pump having left home without one and figured one that fitted into a saddle pack would come in handy.

And if I'm lucky there will be a Carradice Nelson awaiting me when I get home (though more likely a note from the postman telling me to drop by the sorting office at a time not of my convenience or maybe just another day of waiting)...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: essexian on November 01, 2011, 04:59:06 pm
One of these.....

http://www.cube.eu/en/road/cross-race/cross-race/

Wont be with me until December worse luck
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 01, 2011, 05:05:50 pm
One of these.....

http://www.cube.eu/en/road/cross-race/cross-race/

Wont be with me until December worse luck

Nice, very very nice, I notice it has the new Shimano CX50 chainset, I am curous as to what that is like, compared to say a 105 chainset.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on November 02, 2011, 08:24:44 am
And if I'm lucky there will be a Carradice Nelson awaiting me when I get home
It was made by Debby.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 02, 2011, 03:48:31 pm
A dual-pull brake lever, and a 406 Marathon Winter, to go with the trike that barakta bought 25% of on Monday.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wascally Weasel on November 02, 2011, 03:56:09 pm
I have decided to Brookscrime my titanium bike so bought a new B17 today.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on November 05, 2011, 08:11:31 am
After missing out on a carbon fibre mini pump that Biggsy was selling I realised that my life was incomplete without one, so I bought one from High on Bikes via Ebay...

I got the Barbieri, the one that Biggsy admits in his test report that he prefers....not the other one that he tried to palm me off with. It's outrageous, but a lucky escape for me I think.


 ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Adam on November 05, 2011, 10:22:01 am
On the commuter bike, the chain has started slipping a bit, so after prizing off the encrusted 6 months worth of gunk, I could see the chain was more than a little stretched.  As the cassette was a couple of years old as well, I've bought a new chain and 2 x 7 speed cassettes from Wiggle. 

The other one can go on the spare rear wheel which has the studded winter tyres on, so when the big freeze happens, I can just swap the wheels over and pedal away.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on November 05, 2011, 11:50:54 am
I had a surprise present arrive in the post, a Rapha winter cap and a pink wind jacket  :o  ;D  :thumbsup:
Thank you simonp  :-*
I think this means I now need to get out and ride my bike again, and I have a brand spanking new Brooks Finesse saddle on it that needs breaking in still after it being off the road for a month with a b0rked shifter. I wish I wasn't on nights this weekend!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on November 06, 2011, 04:52:38 pm
A Smart Lunar 1W rear light. From Amazon.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on November 06, 2011, 09:42:14 pm
Expending round tuits in an effort to get my Orbea Elorrio back on the road and ready for winter.  Just ordered a FSA Alpha Drive MTB Chainset.  Also ordered a Shimano Nexus DH-3D72A.  I'll be taking the latter, along with the Avid BB7 I picked up recently, to a LBS and have them build me a new front wheel / set up disc brake.  After a few months with discs on the tourer, I am now a convert.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrij on November 07, 2011, 11:45:26 am
Expending round tuits in an effort to get my Orbea Elorrio back on the road and ready for winter.  Just ordered a FSA Alpha Drive MTB Chainset.  Also ordered a Shimano Nexus DH-3D72A.  I'll be taking the latter, along with the Avid BB7 I picked up recently, to a LBS and have them build me a new front wheel / set up disc brake.  After a few months with discs on the tourer, I am now a convert.

I seem to have been convinced to build the new front wheel rather than ask a LBS to do it.  Time to start looking for a rim and figure out spoke length.  The BEER, which will obviously be necessary, can be picked up on the day.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ashaman42 on November 07, 2011, 10:48:45 pm
A pair of dhb fleecy bib longs and a s/s merino baselayer. And a pack of energy gels to bring the total up over £75 so I could use the £10 off offer wiggle've got going.

And currently perusing dynohubd wheels and dyno lights.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wowbagger on November 07, 2011, 10:51:15 pm
I have been investing in some rather pokey rear lights: a pair of RSP Astrums (should that be astra?) and a Blackburn Mars 4.0. This should keep the motons aware of my existence as the daylight fades. It was a very murky ride today and I felt a little exposed. I was lit, but I'd have been happier with a few more photons.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on November 07, 2011, 10:56:36 pm
I have been investing in some rather pokey rear lights: a pair of RSP Astrums (should that be astra?) and a Blackburn Mars 4.0. This should keep the motons aware of my existence as the daylight fades. It was a very murky ride today and I felt a little exposed. I was lit, but I'd have been happier with a few more photons.

You need a DesignShine.  It pales my Dinotte into a wimpy Astrum!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xGzfcvNBNc
Title: Conspicuous Consumption
Post by: fboab on November 08, 2011, 08:57:19 am
I'm starting to loathe this thread. Every time it appears I'm thinking "who's smugly throwing money around today?"
I've clearly posted in it before, as it's in my R2U but really, is this what it's about? Shopping?
Title: Re: Conspicuous Consumption
Post by: Adrian on November 08, 2011, 09:00:32 am
I'm starting to loathe this thread. Every time it appears I'm thinking "who's smugly throwing money around today?"
I've clearly posted in it before, as it's in my R2U but really, is this what it's about? Shopping?

It is public confession to assuage guilt.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on November 08, 2011, 09:28:33 am
In that case can we see a little more self-flagellation please?

Thanks, and I'll take 2 hail martins for looking at dog fangs on wiggle.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 08, 2011, 04:56:06 pm
Not a lot really, just 300 YACF water bottles :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 08, 2011, 05:22:11 pm
I prefer to think of it as more of a guilty admissions thread...


(Some closed-cell foam, with which I may attempt to sort out the lumbar support on my recumbent seat.)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on November 08, 2011, 09:24:04 pm
In that case can we see a little more self-flagellation please?

Bless me boab for I have sinned.  How many strokes of the lash for stealing a glance at this page (http://santanatandem.com/Bikes/ExoGridupgrade.html)?  Will I go blind?

(Lest there's any doubt, chances of us actually getting one in the next few years == 0.0000)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on November 08, 2011, 10:25:02 pm
I have been sorely tempted by the conspicuous consumption and the shiny loveliness, but I was strong, and my wallet stayed in my pocket.
Specifically; I was in York for a meeting last Thursday.  After the meeting, I noticed the (new? newish?) bike shop just outside the station, with its seemingly infinite array of Bromptons.  Nearer the back were some *ahem* leather goods.  I.e. Carradice or similar bag, clearly Brompton-compatible, looking like it was made from Brooks leather.

*drool*

Then I saw the three-digit price tag.  And the first digit was, IIRC (*), a 3.

*gulp*

(*) I appear to have forgotten the exact price, possibly due to the shock.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 08, 2011, 10:38:51 pm
Pish!  You were in York WHEN I WAS BAKING and you didn't pop round?  Shocked, I am.

(The daughter of the owner of said emporium of Shiny is one of SmallestCub's best friends at school!)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 08, 2011, 10:58:24 pm
(The daughter of the owner of said emporium of Shiny is one of SmallestCub's best friends at school!)

Does that mean he gets a discount?   :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on November 09, 2011, 08:19:54 am
Pish!  You were in York WHEN I WAS BAKING and you didn't pop round?  Shocked, I am.
:'(
Damn that work-ethic of mine.  I was a pied, and was expecting to go to the Signalbox after the meeting to assist in putting some new software in; then I got the call that the installers weren't going to be there for another 2 hours, AND that there was another problem that needed me back in Derby to investigate.  So a short browse in the Brommie shop in lieu of a lunchbreak, and then straight back home on the 1345.
I'll text next time.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on November 09, 2011, 09:39:06 am
A couple of YACF bidons, over breakfast,whilst still pyjama'd (day off) - oh the ease of technology!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimO on November 09, 2011, 02:42:55 pm
I just bought some tyres, topped up with a couple of inner tubes and some slap wrap retroflective things, to get the cost just over £100, so I can get the £50 off of my next over £100 purchase that ChainReaction is currently running.  Who says marketing schemes don't work. ;D

(I wanted to buy some tyres anyway, and the rest will be used, so effectively it's 25% off as far as I'm concerned!)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Tim on November 09, 2011, 04:26:38 pm
Phoned bikeshop at lunchtime to ask them to charge up a new front light so that when I can drop by later to hand over teh monies I can head straight out for a test ride.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hellymedic on November 09, 2011, 07:04:06 pm
Had a BIG package arrive today from the Bandits of Bridgwater, containing a variety of goodies, including some Velox rim tape and a zéfal hp-x...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 09, 2011, 07:39:19 pm
Specifically; I was in York for a meeting last Thursday.  After the meeting, I noticed the (new? newish?) bike shop just outside the station, with its seemingly infinite array of Bromptons.
Cycle Heaven - they have another branch at the bottom end of Bishopthorpe Road.

They also have an orange Brompton with my name on it, they just don't know it yet ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feanor on November 09, 2011, 07:50:21 pm
Following near-mischief in the dark on Tuesday, which was basically caused by me out-running my lights and coming damn near to wrapping myself aroud a set of closed snow-gates on a descent, I've upgraded my lighting.

I was using an Exposure Spark, which I still consider to be a great valu-for-money little battery light.

I've got myself an ExPoSurE MaXx-D which one of my buddies uses, and I've often fancied, but never justified to myself till now.

Oh, and a nice new lezene pump, coz my old one broke.

--
F

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ham on November 09, 2011, 07:55:36 pm
Tempted by the 50% Assos reduction on Chain Reaction Tuesday, a gilet and gloves plopped through my door today ... good job they didn't have much in my size
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on November 09, 2011, 08:02:52 pm
I've got myself an ExPoSurE MaXx-D which one of my buddies uses, and I've often fancied, but never justified to myself till now.

Oooh lovely!!  I have an older one which won't be as bright as yours.  I hope you enjoy it on your monster monster commute!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on November 09, 2011, 08:05:30 pm
Butterfly recently bought a Maxx-D.  Quite astonishing light.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feanor on November 09, 2011, 08:36:26 pm
Yes, It's quite a beast.
I have great hopes :-)

It is very suitable for my situation ( ride time 2.5 hours each way, generally not all of it in the dark ) where it can get charged both at home overnight, and at work during the day.

I'm also looking at dynohub lighting systems for longer rides where I can expect longer hours in the dark, and no access to charging, and remebering that the beast does not have interchangeable batteries.   So when it's done, it's done.

This will be my next major purchase.

--
Ron
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: hellymedic on November 09, 2011, 08:40:03 pm
Top end dynohubs are lovely beasts.
This post may seriously damage your wealth!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on November 09, 2011, 08:44:19 pm
In that case can we see a little more self-flagellation please?

Bless me boab for I have sinned.  How many strokes of the lash for stealing a glance at this page (http://santanatandem.com/Bikes/ExoGridupgrade.html)?  Will I go blind?

(Lest there's any doubt, chances of us actually getting one in the next few years == 0.0000)

17 for looking and another 10 for making me look.

Not just aiding and abetting but leading me into temptation.
/drool
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on November 09, 2011, 09:00:27 pm
The MaXx-D on medium power should give 10 hours of awesomeness.  TBH it's very rideable on dark lanes on low power too.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: why1040 on November 14, 2011, 12:18:29 pm
My rechargeable batteries anna charger arrived today, though they were technically bought last week  :)  No running out of batteries for me!   O:-)

I also ordered some Schwalbe Marathon Plusses for Geraldine the lovely Pilen, so that hopefully I never have to remove/replace that back wheel again!  Or at least not for some time...that's a pig of a job!

And a new rack bag as I don't always need panniers but often need more than a little saddlebag.  And the panniers are cheap and cheerful tat, tbh...lol!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on November 14, 2011, 01:01:03 pm
Yes, It's quite a beast.
I have great hopes :-)

It is very suitable for my situation ( ride time 2.5 hours each way, generally not all of it in the dark ) where it can get charged both at home overnight, and at work during the day.

I'm also looking at dynohub lighting systems for longer rides where I can expect longer hours in the dark, and no access to charging, and remebering that the beast does not have interchangeable batteries.   So when it's done, it's done.

This will be my next major purchase.

--
Ron

You can get a 3 cell or 1 cell piggyback battery for it (there are some on ebay at the moment), but I don't know how good they are. I use mine on low in town, medium or low most of the time in the lanes and usually only on high for going downhill on unlit roads :).

Dynohubs are also marvelous objects.

I have a bit of a light fetish. I blame the first forum ride I ever did, back in the days of cplus. I ended up riding back to the station with Pancho along a really dark lane and when he went ahead downhill, I really couldn't see a thing with my lights. It scared me somewhat!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 14, 2011, 01:01:31 pm
Just some bits and pieces (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=45696.msg1091947#msg1091947)...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on November 14, 2011, 01:19:39 pm
A Bell Solar helmet from Winstanleys. I was rather wary of buying a helmet on line but these appear to be adjustable for all head sizes and a very good price so I’ll risk it. My current lid is years old, ARP painted on the front etc…
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on November 14, 2011, 01:49:27 pm
Some Sustrans maps of half of the North of the UK. The Sustrans site has half price on maps at the moment :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 14, 2011, 02:03:50 pm
Pondering a set of Bender Fenders (http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/bender-fender-426-p.asp) for the Surly - much cheaper than 'full' mudguards and may also mean that I won't have to faff around removing them if I want to do some serious off-road.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 14, 2011, 02:38:10 pm
Cables for the Ridley
New brake levers for the fixie
A pair of CX tyres for the InBred
2 new bottle cages for the Ridley
A Fat Spanner Hollowtech II tool.

I sense fettling sessions in my future.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on November 14, 2011, 02:54:39 pm
Pondering a set of Bender Fenders (http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/bender-fender-426-p.asp) for the Surly - much cheaper than 'full' mudguards and may also mean that I won't have to faff around removing them if I want to do some serious off-road.

They're surprisingly good! I was sceptical at first but it works really well. They don't need much clearance but had to take mine off when I put a fatter tyre on up front.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 14, 2011, 02:58:13 pm
Pondering a set of Bender Fenders (http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/bender-fender-426-p.asp) for the Surly - much cheaper than 'full' mudguards and may also mean that I won't have to faff around removing them if I want to do some serious off-road.

They're surprisingly good! I was sceptical at first but it works really well. They don't need much clearance but had to take mine off when I put a fatter tyre on up front.
Should know in a couple of days, 'cos I went and ordered some :)
I'm running 2.1" slicks at the moment so I doubt there'll be any issues with clearance, but if they can keep the worst of the road-borne gunge off then I'll call it a win. Plus, if I do decide to put HBFO downhill tyres on in the event of snow, they'll be far less hassle to remove than a set of 'proper' mudguards.

EDIT: Indeed, the design of the Bender Fenders is such that if'n'when I get Pugsley, I may be tempted to hack together a version that will accommodate a 4" tyre - perfect use for some offcuts of damp-proof course material ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 14, 2011, 03:36:23 pm
Coughed up the £ for prescription cycling specs with varifocals,photochromatic lenses with clear view coating.
They are actually frames from Specsavers sunglasses range but they are an excellent wrap around fit.
So geeky as to be trend-setting 8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feanor on November 15, 2011, 10:22:46 am
There's a wiggle box waiting for me this morning at work  :)

So I've just fettled the new Exposure Maxx-D and Lezyne pump onto the steed.

I'm taken by just how nicely machined both items are.  Even the exposure handlebar mounts are works of art in themselves.

Light is charging.
Check the news for reports of un-explained bush-fires on the Cairn O'Mount this evening...

--
Ron
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 15, 2011, 11:06:18 am
There's a wiggle box waiting for me this morning at work  :)

So I've just fettled the new Exposure Maxx-D and Lezyne pump onto the steed.

I'm taken by just how nicely machined both items are.  Even the exposure handlebar mounts are works of art in themselves.

Light is charging.
Check the news for reports of un-explained bush-fires on the Cairn O'Mount this evening...

--
Ron

It is now that you almost understand the reason behind the magnitude of Exposure pricing isn't it?

Fantastically manufactured bling.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on November 15, 2011, 02:25:56 pm
A spare pair of Specialized Sonoma shoes.  My LBS tells me they've been discontinued, and I'm not currently wildly optimistic about finding a good alternative that doesn't cost substantially more.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on November 15, 2011, 03:17:18 pm
four racing tyres and a pump with a huge discount. don't want to name the place until i've received them by post.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 16, 2011, 12:34:30 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7wlXeTF2yVI/TsOtRPeI3bI/AAAAAAAABbc/WJaTr-_9-7s/w500-h375-k/2011-11-16%2B12.10.14.jpg)

Received yesterday, fitted to helmet today, ready for tonight's ride :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 16, 2011, 02:09:29 pm
One of these:

http://www.roofracks.co.uk/thule/Tow+Bar+and+Ball+Mounted+Bikes+and+Cycle+Racks+and+Carriers/929.php

And everything else associated with it (tow bar, wiring etc) and an extra bike thingummy, so I should be able to carry 4 bikes on the back of my car, and four adults in the car.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on November 16, 2011, 02:33:34 pm
four racing tyres and a pump with a huge discount. don't want to name the place until i've received them by post.

arrived today - pump (http://www.scotbycycles.co.uk/accessories-c4/pumps-c58/bontrager-mini-charger-frame-mounted-floor-pump-p1239), tyres (http://www.scotbycycles.co.uk/parts-c39/tyres-c94/michelin-pro-3-race-road-bike-tyres-700x23c-p1574) and handlebar grips (http://www.scotbycycles.co.uk/accessories-c4/tape-grips-c59/bontrager-satellite-elite-handlebar-grips-90130mm-blackgrey-p1217) - well chuffed!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: why1040 on November 16, 2011, 03:08:00 pm
and an extra bike thingummy, so I should be able to carry 4 bikes on the back of my car

You bought an n+1 just so you could carry 4?  ;)   ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 16, 2011, 03:08:47 pm
and an extra bike thingummy, so I should be able to carry 4 bikes on the back of my car

You bought an n+1 just so you could carry 4?  ;)   ;D

I wish, but even if I sold 1/2 my stable I would still have too many to fit on that rack :(
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 16, 2011, 04:59:36 pm
One of these:

http://www.roofracks.co.uk/thule/Tow+Bar+and+Ball+Mounted+Bikes+and+Cycle+Racks+and+Carriers/929.php

And everything else associated with it (tow bar, wiring etc) and an extra bike thingummy, so I should be able to carry 4 bikes on the back of my car, and four adults in the car.
I thought I recognised the site - it's where I bought my Thule roof bars from ages ago.

All we need now is to get our Mille Alba entries confirmed :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on November 16, 2011, 08:29:56 pm
four racing tyres and a pump with a huge discount. don't want to name the place until i've received them by post.

arrived today - pump (http://www.scotbycycles.co.uk/accessories-c4/pumps-c58/bontrager-mini-charger-frame-mounted-floor-pump-p1239), tyres (http://www.scotbycycles.co.uk/parts-c39/tyres-c94/michelin-pro-3-race-road-bike-tyres-700x23c-p1574) and handlebar grips (http://www.scotbycycles.co.uk/accessories-c4/tape-grips-c59/bontrager-satellite-elite-handlebar-grips-90130mm-blackgrey-p1217) - well chuffed!

Good little bike shop that, and not good for my wallet every time I go to Carlisle.  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on November 16, 2011, 08:34:41 pm
God help me. A Brooks.

Confession and flagellation in one.

(May appear on the For Sale board after the first weekend's riding)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feanor on November 16, 2011, 09:50:28 pm
Ordered new Koolstop Salmons for my bike, they are alarmingly worn.

Ordered same (plus holders) for Junior's roadbike, as the stock shimano pads are not so good in the wet, also they seem to chew up the rims more.

And extra chargers for the Exposure kit so I can re-change both at home and at work.

And I will nom down the little bag of haribos that wiggle give you for free :-)

--
F
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 17, 2011, 03:03:16 pm
VAR tyre lever, in lieu of new thumbs.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 17, 2011, 03:07:16 pm
Ordered same (plus holders) for Junior's roadbike, as the stock shimano pads are not so good in the wet, also they seem to chew up the rims more.

My finding exactly, Shimano pads seem to be the Steptoes of the brakepad world, they hold onto every little shard of metal like it is platinum!!!! And they are shit in the wet, just how bad I discovered when I switched to Swissstop green pads.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: pumpkin on November 17, 2011, 03:18:17 pm
rapha embrocation and shave cream and some Cervo Rosso winter bib shorts
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: De Sisti on November 17, 2011, 03:35:10 pm
 ROSE visor clip LIGHT  (http://www.roseversand.com/products/detail/aid:376276/)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on November 17, 2011, 03:38:38 pm
ROSE visor clip LIGHT  (http://www.roseversand.com/products/detail/aid:376276/)

That looks cool!  Would go well with my #11 808 keyfob camera, also velcroed to my cap!!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 17, 2011, 04:07:27 pm
Just ordered another Bender Fender from Charlie the Bikemonger.

Since I was out on the Surly today, I went hunting for puddles to see how the effective the one I've fitted to the front end was. The answer is 'very' - obviously not as good as 'proper' mudguards, but far more effective than you'd think, looking at it.

Seven-and-a-half quid well spent, there.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on November 17, 2011, 04:15:00 pm
I collected and paid for my Vittoria Paves CGs today  :o
Hell they're expensive, even with the 15% discount that the LBS gives me.
Ribble had them advertised for much, much less but, since they weren't in stock, they might as well have been free.

If you look in the fettling thread, you'll see what I did this afternoon.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: huggy on November 17, 2011, 04:45:35 pm
My first Wiggle order for a few months arrived today.  One item ordered was 3/4 length bib shorts in size large, and large was only ordered for a little more comfort over the medium that I should have ordered really.
However, I can say that I'm not flattered when I opened the box and the bib shorts were actually Extra Extra Large, what are they trying to say??  :o
Suffice to say they will soon be on their way back for replacement!

And no Haribo in the box either, must be austerity measures  :(

Other ordered items in the box were Ergon GR2-L handlebar grips, spare inner tube, SKS Chromoplastic mudgaurds - some fettling do on the new bike at the weekend  :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 20, 2011, 07:41:22 pm
One 20"x1.75 tyre & one 20" inner tube from Halfords
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on November 21, 2011, 05:08:28 pm
Two flexible silicone cake moulds from Lidl.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on November 21, 2011, 07:16:31 pm
Two flexible silicone cake moulds from Lidl.

In what way is this cycling stuff?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on November 21, 2011, 07:19:22 pm
Two flexible silicone cake moulds from Lidl.

In what way is this cycling stuff?

LOOL! Srsly, do you have to ask that question?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gerwinium on November 21, 2011, 07:20:41 pm
New sturdy winter-safe cycle jacket, some inner gloves and a scarf thingy - mostly to stay warm on the bike in the next few months on the commute.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: why1040 on November 21, 2011, 07:55:05 pm
Two flexible silicone cake moulds from Lidl.

In what way is this cycling stuff?

LOOL! Srsly, do you have to ask that question?

I did think the same for about 10 seconds and then realised what I was thinking!  Of course cake moulds are cycling related!!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on November 21, 2011, 08:29:50 pm
Tsk!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: gerwinium on November 22, 2011, 07:30:13 pm
Shim Acera rear brake, a lock cable, and put 2 marathon plusses on order for my hybrid bike. I noticed on Sunday that the front tyre is seriously out of profile, and the rear one isn't much better.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 23, 2011, 02:19:55 pm
Finger hovering over the purchase of one of these... http://www.tgstore.eu/xenon-jacket-p-3492.html

But then again I have just recently bought a (non-cycling specific) Berghaus Windstopper jacket, so another might be overkill....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: parkysouthlondon on November 23, 2011, 02:32:34 pm
Bought some new sealed bearings for my rear fixed wheel. I thought I was slowing down on my commute the other day but then within a couple of miles it suddenly got very hard as if my brake was on.
Got them in Condor's. Standard £4 but I went for the expensive stainless steel type at £10 each. Was I stitched up?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alexb on November 23, 2011, 06:25:32 pm
Just bought a pair of the new Shimano XC50 shoes, they look to be great value (arrived today). I bought the winterised XC50N, so no pimpy white finish, but the fit seems excellent and I'm looking forward to having warm feet again.
Standard XC50: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=69960&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_name=UnitedKingdom
Winterised XC50N: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=69961
Note the fact that these have closed soles. A lot of the new Shimano range have open soles, so that the SPD plates leave open slots around the cleats where water creeps in if you have to go wading.

I also got a pair of new bibshorts to bump the price over £100 to save myself a tenner on the order.
and I ordered a new pair of intermediate weather gloves.

Good job my birthday is just around the corner!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on November 23, 2011, 06:57:32 pm
Ordered a Rohloff 36 hole disc hub with external mesh box & various items kit. One of those don't look too hard at the total, just press the 'confirm order' tab, and go away for a lie down.

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on November 23, 2011, 09:33:28 pm
Yay my La Société Adrian Hands jersey arrived  ;D
Boo to Customs and Excise twats for the massive £14 charge to receive the package!
All I need now is some warm enough weather to wear a short sleeved jersey in to christen it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 24, 2011, 08:56:05 am
Not today but just remebered.

The other day I bought 2 yacf bidons :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 24, 2011, 09:00:40 am
Not today but just remebered.

The other day I bought 2 yacf bidons :smug:

And they should be with you today or tomorrow, the first ones have shown up (but then they only had ~15 miles to go to get there! :) )
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 24, 2011, 09:14:13 am
Whoop :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on November 24, 2011, 09:42:56 am
A new Alfine rear wheel arrived from Germany and a XT dérailleur from a well known bird themed northern MTB retailer

For two different projects, obviously.  But living proof that bike gears are a PitA

The Alfine wheel is a pre-built Shimano product, 24h and includes a join kit, sprocket, track nuts and a twist shifter.  The wheel even already has rim tape on it.   Apart from being 24h, it's ideal.  It was £120 inc shipping, so assuming it works as advertised for a few months, bargain. Ideal for a person who just wants their commuting bike to work.  I can then rebuild the old rear wheel at my leisure

The XT dérailleur is for the 1x9, I am just waiting for the fork crown puller and the headset press now
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on November 24, 2011, 03:58:12 pm
The XT dérailleur is for the 1x9..

nice and simple setup, just make sure you have something to keep the chain on the chainring (outer chainguard or lowered front mech)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 25, 2011, 04:40:01 pm
Turbo trainer.  Ebay bargain from a local seller (who has very kindly offered to drop it off on Monday, which saves me trying to transport it by bike).

I still consider the things to be a lesser work of Stan, but they're the sort of thing that's useful to have around for tweaking bike setup in a warm place with proper tools to hand, and barakta has expressed an interest in having one to do short sessions on over the winter in the hope of developing cycling legs without the faff overhead of warm clothing and getting the trike in and out of the house and so on.

I expect I'll have to do something clever to make it work with a 20" wheel, but how hard can that be?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 25, 2011, 04:45:56 pm
I expect I'll have to do something clever to make it work with a 20" wheel, but how hard can that be?
Depends on the turbo, but if its anything like mine it has a bracket which you fit in order for the roller to reach the tyre on a 26" wheel so I can't imagine it being massively difficult.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 25, 2011, 04:52:44 pm
The Alfine wheel is a pre-built Shimano product, 24h and includes a join kit, sprocket, track nuts and a twist shifter.  The wheel even already has rim tape on it.   Apart from being 24h, it's ideal.  It was £120 inc shipping, so assuming it works as advertised for a few months, bargain. Ideal for a person who just wants their commuting bike to work.  I can then rebuild the old rear wheel at my leisure
This sounds like the same sort of wheel that I have on my orange Genesis - if it is, then you may well be surprised how robust it is. Apart from having to engage in a minor bit of wheel voodoo after an encounter with a particularly nasty pothole it's managed to cope admirably with 20 stone of me, plus luggage, for the past 5000 miles or so. Shimano do a matching 20-hole dyno-hub fitted front wheel which again, is far more robust than its looks would indicate.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 25, 2011, 04:54:35 pm

I expect I'll have to do something clever to make it work with a 20" wheel, but how hard can that be?
Depends on the turbo, but if its anything like mine it has a bracket which you fit in order for the roller to reach the tyre on a 26" wheel so I can't imagine it being massively difficult.



Marj has her Trice on a set of rollers
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 25, 2011, 04:57:14 pm
The Alfine wheel is a pre-built Shimano product, 24h and includes a join kit, sprocket, track nuts and a twist shifter.  The wheel even already has rim tape on it.   Apart from being 24h, it's ideal.  It was £120 inc shipping, so assuming it works as advertised for a few months, bargain. Ideal for a person who just wants their commuting bike to work.  I can then rebuild the old rear wheel at my leisure
This sounds like the same sort of wheel that I have on my orange Genesis - if it is, then you may well be surprised how robust it is. Apart from having to engage in a minor bit of wheel voodoo after an encounter with a particularly nasty pothole it's managed to cope admirably with 20 stone of me, plus luggage, for the past 5000 miles or so. Shimano do a matching 20-hole dyno-hub fitted front wheel which again, is far more robust than its looks would indicate.

If it is anything like Shimano's other factory built wheels, it will be way way tougher than it looks.

I have a set of Ultegra 6600 wheels on the Ridley (IIRC 16/20 spokes) and have actually ridden them off road, several times, on 23mm tyres and not had any pringles with them.  In fact all the have had done to them in the 3 years I have had them is a minor trueing and bearing service (which was just a strip down and re-grease).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on November 25, 2011, 05:01:35 pm
Well, in true backwards-thinking stylee I have ordered a pair of Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres in 700x35mm. I used my CRC £15 voucher and a Cashback website in addition to help assuage my guilt at this frivolous purchase. It is frivolous because I don't actually really have the bike to fit these tyres to yet  :facepalm:

They would actually fit on my Claud Butler sit-up-and-beg dog walking bike, so if it gets icy I will actually get to try them, but can't see myself riding very far on that bike especially with its naff twist grip shifters and hideous plastic chain guard. I am looking for N+1 with hub gears and disc brakes for winter use, but might need to win the lottery first  :demon:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 25, 2011, 05:08:47 pm
Marj has her Trice on a set of rollers

I considered that, but they're a lot harder to come by cheaply.  And of course a lot less useful with two-wheelers in the absence of space, soft surfaces and 1337 balance 5k|11z (which are in short supply around here).

Plus (and it sounds like a minor plus, but I can't emphasise how much easier it makes things), clamping the rear axle in a turbo is the best way to work out whether the boom on your two-wheeled recumbent is actually straight.  Worth it for that alone, IMHO.

I'm sure an extension bracket shouldn't be too hard to molish out of some angle iron or a sturdy block of wood or something.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: De Sisti on November 26, 2011, 02:55:00 am
2010 Campag Veloce (ultrashift) ergo levers (as spare)
Campag Comp rear mech (as spare)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on November 26, 2011, 08:00:43 pm
Having physically seen one in action recently and been blown away, have just ordered a 1600 lumen adjustable focus torch from China for the bike. Will arrive weeks from now I guess. For £16 with free delivery can't really complain.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on November 27, 2011, 06:32:18 pm
some tyre levers (then found the one's they're replacing :facepalm:), some new Easton Bar tape and a Tortec Ultralight rear rack.

I'm trying to pursuade myself that my vantage is good enough not to need a new audax bike  :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on November 27, 2011, 09:33:15 pm
not exactly cycling stuff, but they will be handy in future fettles - rivet gun&rivets and tap and die set. bought at my local lidl.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on November 27, 2011, 10:17:55 pm
not exactly cycling stuff, but they will be handy in future fettles - rivet gun&rivets and tap and die set. bought at my local lidl.

I got that tap and die set as well, for when I'm brave enough to drill out the stuck screw in my front fork It looks quite good :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: IanDG on November 27, 2011, 10:19:49 pm
I had a Turbo saddle and North Face messenger bag arrive from Wiggle yesterday.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 27, 2011, 10:25:11 pm
I got that tap and die set as well, for when I'm brave enough to drill out the stuck screw in my front fork It looks quite good :)

I bought the Aldi effort last time round.  Last week I finally got round to using it, to tap a pair of M3 holes in the lever of a bar-end shifter.  It worked surprisingly well (the one and only time I've tapped a hole in something previously was some naff CDT project when I was 14, and that went horribly wrong[1]).



[1] Just to further dispel the myth that I actually know anything about mechanical stuff.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 28, 2011, 02:25:59 pm
Collected (paid for two weeks ago) my prescription/photochromatic lenses in a MASSIVE frame.Very geeking-looking.So much so it will start a new cycle-fashion trend ;D

I chose the frames because they are rather a close fitting wrap-around effect.

Interestingly they work out cheaper than Optilabs would have been with the varifocul lenses & ph.chromo. treatment.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on November 28, 2011, 02:35:46 pm
Collected (paid for two weeks ago) my prescription/photochromatic lenses in a MASSIVE frame.Very geeking-looking.So much so it will start a new cycle-fashion trend ;D

I chose the frames because they are rather a close fitting wrap-around effect.

Interestingly they work out cheaper than Optilabs would have been with the varifocul lenses & ph.chromo. treatment.

(http://2.static.wix.com/media/1cd7c7484f0be6b755531a0d315d2fe2.wix_mp)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 28, 2011, 03:46:27 pm
Collected (paid for two weeks ago) my prescription/photochromatic lenses in a MASSIVE frame.Very geeking-looking.So much so it will start a new cycle-fashion trend ;D

I chose the frames because they are rather a close fitting wrap-around effect.

Interestingly they work out cheaper than Optilabs would have been with the varifocul lenses & ph.chromo. treatment.

(http://2.static.wix.com/media/1cd7c7484f0be6b755531a0d315d2fe2.wix_mp)

 ;D
PMSL
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 28, 2011, 04:53:51 pm
Collected (paid for two weeks ago) my prescription/photochromatic lenses in a MASSIVE frame.Very geeking-looking.So much so it will start a new cycle-fashion trend ;D

I chose the frames because they are rather a close fitting wrap-around effect.

Interestingly they work out cheaper than Optilabs would have been with the varifocul lenses & ph.chromo. treatment.

(http://2.static.wix.com/media/1cd7c7484f0be6b755531a0d315d2fe2.wix_mp)

 ;D
PMSL
Hopefully your personal hygiene is a bit better than Spud's (if you've seen the film you'll know what I mean - if not, well ...) ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 28, 2011, 05:02:46 pm
Spud?
never heard of him & seen no film of same.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on November 28, 2011, 05:18:14 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7iMP1tPg7I    ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 28, 2011, 05:26:01 pm
Spud?
never heard of him & seen no film of same.
Ah, right - tiermat's piccy is of the character "Spud" from Trainspotting.

As well as those iconic specs, his most memorable scenes from the film are a) turning up for an interview high on speed and b) demonstrating what the body is capable of involuntarily after copious quantities of drugs and booze  :sick: Somehow it manages to be disgusting and hilarious at the same time.

"Trainspotting" is also one of Ewan McGregor's best movies, IMO.

( X-post with someone who doesn't exist ;D)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: numbnuts on November 28, 2011, 05:31:53 pm
Two tyres Panaracer crosstowns normally £20+ each doing a quick search got them for £29 for two with free postage
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on November 28, 2011, 05:40:49 pm
http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/surly-pugsley-complete-sandsnowfat-bike-795-p.asp

Well, I haven't bought it yet but negotiations are currently ongoing with the LBS ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 28, 2011, 06:21:04 pm
Turbo trainer.  Ebay bargain from a local seller (who has very kindly offered to drop it off on Monday, which saves me trying to transport it by bike).

I expect I'll have to do something clever to make it work with a 20" wheel, but how hard can that be?

 :facepalm:

Well, I've now got the trainer, and while it doesn't look too tricky to molish an appropriate extension bracket, I've just discovered a more serious flaw in the plan: the bottom of the ICE luggage rack sits almost exactly in line with the rear axle.  Grr.

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/sprint/IMG_3163.sized.jpg)

We've just had a serious head-scratching session, which involved just a little bit of swearing and the experimental undoing of various bolts.

As I see it, the options seem to be:

a) take the sides of the rack off

b) rollers


Neither of these are particularly attractive, as a) involves 6 bolts and the use of a third hand, so isn't something we'd be doing with any regularity, so is only reasonable if combined with the purchase of a rack bag  and  b) is, as far as I can see, liable to result in the chain fouling the roller without further fettling to accept a small wheel (and would be useless with the other bikes).


Fneh.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 28, 2011, 06:28:18 pm
is, as far as I can see, liable to result in the chain fouling the roller without further fettling to accept a small wheel (and would be useless with the other bikes).


Fneh.

there is no chain/roller contact when Marj's Trice is on the rollers.
hth
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 28, 2011, 06:28:50 pm
there is no chain/roller contact when Marj's Trice is on the rollers.
hth

20" wheel?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 28, 2011, 06:30:29 pm
there is no chain/roller contact when Marj's Trice is on the rollers.
hth

20" wheel?

<jogler nips out to the garage to double check>
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 28, 2011, 06:32:58 pm
there is no chain/roller contact when Marj's Trice is on the rollers.
hth

20" wheel?

<jogler nips out to the garage to double check>

Yes,20" wheel.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on November 28, 2011, 07:14:57 pm
... plus when you're not in the lowest gear at the back, there will be more chain clearance anyway.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 28, 2011, 07:57:16 pm
...which makes an offer of swapsies for a set of rollers from a fellow forumite increasingly tempting.  Hmm.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on November 29, 2011, 09:09:59 am
100mm Bontrager stem from Ebay for a fiver.

I had originally bid for an Extralite stem and immediately regretted it thinking that I would never trust it; I was much relieved when I was outbid. It eventually went for around £40. And good luck to them!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feanor on November 29, 2011, 03:16:23 pm
The Wiggle box cometh, and a pair of Marathon +  un-coils and springs out of the box  :)

And some Haribos nom nom.

So perhaps a commute later this week after all.
Didn't fancy it in my old tyres which gave me a dual deflation at the weekend.
And perhaps the weather will improve.

--
F
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on November 29, 2011, 03:35:39 pm
Ordered two pairs of Planet Bike Cascadia recommended by Tiermat, awaiting confirmation of posting costs from the Land of the unFree.

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 29, 2011, 06:30:39 pm
As I see it, the options seem to be:

a) take the sides of the rack off

I went for this approach, on the basis that it's a solution to a short-term problem, and a rack bag should be all the luggage barakta needs until such a time as she has proper cycling legs.  The turbo is just as likely to be used on one of my two-wheelers in future, which wouldn't be a sane option with rollers[1].

Fettling for 20" wheels documented in this subject-specific thread (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=53787.msg1104717#msg1104717l).



[1] I got to see people defying the laws of physics on them at close range at Mildenhall, while I was remembering how to work a Betapack.  No thanks  :hand:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wendy on November 29, 2011, 07:23:45 pm
Come on, don't be afraid of rollers. They are a lot easier than skating.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on November 29, 2011, 10:53:07 pm
Come on, don't be afraid of rollers. They are a lot easier than skating.

Yeah, about that...   ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on November 30, 2011, 10:02:04 am
Come on, don't be afraid of rollers. They are a lot easier than skating.

  +1
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: dasmoth on November 30, 2011, 10:21:11 pm
Couldn't find a suitable rear light for Emily's new acquisition (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=54326.0) in the spares box, so popped into LBS and picked one up today.  Also some tolerably-priced NiMH cells from Maplins.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Mr Arch on December 01, 2011, 02:14:17 am
Bought a gear cable inner and a set of front and rear flashing lights from Wilkinsons.  The cable was 96p and the lights were £6.49.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 01, 2011, 12:08:45 pm
2 charge spoon saddles from eBay, one black leather with Ti rails and one brushed black fake leather.

One for the Ridley, one for the Holdsworth. :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: spindrift on December 01, 2011, 12:19:19 pm
Millets for £30 off everything, got a good Hi Vis backpack for £15.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on December 01, 2011, 12:23:46 pm
One gatorskin , so I can fit that and one I've already got to the Holdsworth. I've also ordered a Minoura Spacegrip, as it looks like theyve done a big redesign since I last had a cheese one. If its made of more solid and durable cheese it might actually be useful
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 01, 2011, 12:29:53 pm
One gatorskin , so I can fit that and one I've already got to the Holdsworth. I've also ordered a Minoura Spacegrip, as it looks like theyve done a big redesign since I last had a cheese one. If its made of more solid and durable cheese it might actually be useful

they are actually quite good now, I bought one earlier in the year.

One tip, when fitting it, put the clear plastic bit inside the clamp, attach to bars, clip down the over-centre clip THEN tighten up the allen bolt to suit.

If you try it the other way it will rattle about.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Aidan on December 01, 2011, 12:36:54 pm
One gatorskin , so I can fit that and one I've already got to the Holdsworth. I've also ordered a Minoura Spacegrip, as it looks like theyve done a big redesign since I last had a cheese one. If its made of more solid and durable cheese it might actually be useful

they are actually quite good now, I bought one earlier in the year.

One tip, when fitting it, put the clear plastic bit inside the clamp, attach to bars, clip down the over-centre clip THEN tighten up the allen bolt to suit.

If you try it the other way it will rattle about.

Will do, thanks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 01, 2011, 01:11:50 pm

they are actually quite good now, I bought one earlier in the year.

One tip, when fitting it, put the clear plastic bit inside the clamp, attach to bars, clip down the over-centre clip THEN tighten up the allen bolt to suit.



+1 on both comments
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on December 01, 2011, 02:02:04 pm
In the interests of practicality, and because such things are basically inevitable, I bought barakta some Carradice.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on December 01, 2011, 03:49:44 pm
I've just been to the LBS and come back with about £300 worth of kit including:

I also might have accidentally bought myself
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: alexb on December 01, 2011, 06:08:54 pm
I just bought on of those big dutch "bing bong" type bells. I have always thought they sound lovely and I finally caught someone who was using one and got the details off him.
£12 from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Widek-Dingdong-Bell-Chrome-80mm/dp/B001QSWLW0/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322762909&sr=8-1-fkmr1
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 01, 2011, 10:41:04 pm
Might have done....

4 YACF water bottles.  And a couple of Alpkit headtorches.

Oh, and these....

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/386024_10150425026446839_551606838_8154838_1689430409_n.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Kim on December 01, 2011, 11:02:48 pm
That's like n+1.5 or something    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on December 02, 2011, 12:31:22 am
A pair of Northwave tights with no chamois so I can make use of all my best shorts over the winter too. These ticked the boxes of fitting a 32" inside leg and not having zips at the bottom of which I am not a fan. Christened them today and they were nice and warm  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on December 02, 2011, 12:39:13 am
In the interests of practicality, and because such things are basically inevitable, I bought barakta some Carradice.

 :thumbsup:

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: citoyen on December 02, 2011, 12:39:23 pm
Staff sale today, so picked up some of the cycling mags' subscription offer cast-offs cheaply...

Cyclo torque wrench
Green Oil Ecorider deluxe bike cleaning set
2x Altura Nevis jackets

All for the grand total of £20! #win

Not expecting much from the jackets, but for a fiver each, I'll be happy enough if they last through the winter.

d.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 02, 2011, 12:42:40 pm
2 packs of those reflective spoke thingys from that gent Andrij :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 02, 2011, 12:45:53 pm
I pack of those reflective spoke thingys from that gent Andrij :thumbsup:

 ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on December 02, 2011, 01:08:03 pm
A waterproof for the bike seat. :D

And a nice gore fleece and a jersey from wiggle 8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on December 02, 2011, 08:17:04 pm
100mm Bontrager stem from Ebay for a fiver.


Which when it arrived was 31mm rather than the 26mm described. ::-)

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bazzerp on December 02, 2011, 09:43:21 pm
4 lots of pink bar tape for my pink Mercian, from Cycle Lab at the Koeberg interchange (N1/M5) in Cape Town - just R10 for a pack for  both bars. May never see it again in Africa. Registering for the Die Burger 92km event at Stellenbosch on Sunday.

http://www.dieburgercycletour.co.za/

Also got my Race Tec timing thingy to fit to my ankle for all future events around Cape Town - they take it very seriously here - when I try & explain Audax I get blank looks - maybe it's just Africa or the Afrikaanse mentality ...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on December 04, 2011, 07:12:10 pm
A carbon seatpost from Ebay. I have bid for a few of these recently and have been amused that my budget appeared to be hovering just below the going rate; I was taking a perverse pleasure in being the leading bidder but being picked off at the last moment. I don't know what I am going to do for amusement now.

It'll probably be the wrong size anyway.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fboab on December 04, 2011, 08:26:33 pm
After Yet Another Chain Faffage...
(http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/deda-Dog-Fang-med.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Regulator on December 05, 2011, 12:11:04 pm
A studded rear tyre for Regina, from the Schwalbe online shop (http://store.schwalbe.co.uk/home/index/7722.0).

I am now ready for the SNO.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 06, 2011, 09:56:43 am
Some cheapo post commute fuel- 4 pack of Sainsbury's onion bagles :thumbsup:

Get to work and sort myself out. Fire up the Babbage Engine, clear the e mails and sup a cup of tea. It is then bagle O'Clock-

Cut in half and toasted. One half with butter, one half with Marmite :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 06, 2011, 10:04:41 am


Cut in half and toasted. One half with butter, one half with Marmite :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
that's classy :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 06, 2011, 11:37:48 am


Cut in half and toasted. One half with butter, one half with Marmite :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
that's classy :)

I don't know about classy but it is chuffing delicious :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 06, 2011, 12:09:42 pm
where food is concerned delicious & classy = same thing IMO
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 06, 2011, 12:22:31 pm
I don't think I can subscribe to that ethos.

I offer this example to the panel-

A chip and leek butty.

Delicious- yes (in spades).

Classy?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 06, 2011, 02:50:07 pm
ther's nowt wrong wi' chips  ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feanor on December 06, 2011, 02:59:11 pm
On the Ullapool sportive last year, Terry and I stopped in Lairg and bought a bag of chips for lunch, and sat on the wall eating them to looks of horror / amusement from the tightly-packed club pelotons sucking on gells as they zoomed past.

Dunno what you're laughing at, says Mr. T.
We set out at the same time, and we're here before you!

We never caught them back up, tho.

--
Ron
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on December 06, 2011, 03:09:19 pm
jockey wheels.

£10 for a pair. WTF are they so bloody expensive?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 06, 2011, 03:12:01 pm
I pack of those reflective spoke thingys from that gent Andrij :thumbsup:

 ;D

they've just arrived in the post 8)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Auntie Helen on December 07, 2011, 07:23:37 am
jockey wheels.

£10 for a pair. WTF are they so bloody expensive?
My Trice Q has a rather unusual lower jockey wheel which costs an unfeasible £35. Fortunately ICE sent me a pair for a fiver that they had lying around.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 07, 2011, 09:27:12 am
2 packs of those reflective spoke thingys from that gent Andrij :thumbsup:

Arrived in the post yesterday and fitted last night :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Regulator on December 07, 2011, 01:38:45 pm
A studded rear tyre for Regina, from the Schwalbe online shop (http://store.schwalbe.co.uk/home/index/7722.0).

I am now ready for the SNO.

Arrived yesterday.  Excellent service from Schwalbe's store people.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on December 07, 2011, 03:00:42 pm
trekking handlebars, to replace the ones damaged in a crash (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26458.msg1072263#msg1072263)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: vorsprung on December 07, 2011, 03:08:36 pm
I got some foam bar grips from Poundland.  They are not unlike "Grab On" foam and are in packs of 4 pieces.  I know a lot of people hate "Grab On" foam but I did used to have it on a bike and quite liked it
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: MattH on December 07, 2011, 03:31:11 pm
I had something similar on my bike back in the 80s, having first tried it because it was standard equipment on my brother's Raleigh Winner. It was pretty nice, but I remember it dissolving in the summer when I had sun block on my hands leaving a horrible black sticky mess. I did like it enough to replace it a couple of times when it got too disgusting, but eventually moved back to normal bar tape. I'd actually be tempted to try it again on a hack bike as it was very comfy without gloves.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimC on December 07, 2011, 03:46:26 pm
A 7cm stem, so a 50cm Ribble bike built three years ago can be handed down from the eldest son (now 16 and 6'2"!) to the middle one who is 14 and 5'2" and a much better fit!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: trio25 on December 07, 2011, 08:51:46 pm
A rack for my cross bike so I can ride it down to my sisters for Christmas.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on December 07, 2011, 10:04:17 pm
Chinese 1600 lumen t6 torch arrived today. It is bright! Bit heavy but it is BRIGHT. One of these things

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1600-Lumen-Zoomable-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-18650-Flashlight-Torch-Zoom-Lamp-Light-/170742231258?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item27c107b0da
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on December 08, 2011, 07:29:20 pm
Bought on ebay for a tenner at the weekend, arrived today: a pair of Porelle Drys for Mrs B. Fit perfectly, which is good. Should give her warmer & drier toes while she dithers for a couple more years over buying or not buying overshoes or winter cycling shoes.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on December 08, 2011, 07:52:44 pm
A carbon seatpost from Ebay.

Which when it arrived had 27.2 marked on it; which I rather suspiciously checked with vernier calipers. Spot on! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on December 10, 2011, 05:37:50 pm
Idly looking through Ebay...like you do. A pair of leather straps for toeclips. Blue to match my blue bike. So I had to have them. A fiver! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on December 10, 2011, 11:22:54 pm
Some reflective velcro straps to tame my trouser legs (how I ended up buying more cycling bits when I was supposed to be out looking for a new car I don't know ???)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: eck on December 11, 2011, 06:17:14 pm
Time to 'fess up. I've just sent a Lot Of Munny to Oz, with Mrs eck's blessing  :-*,  in exchange for this (http://www.ayup-lights.com/media/commerce_products/78/v-twin-half-epic-big.jpg).

I borrowed a set of Ay-Ups from David Martin of this parish a couple of years ago, and was mighty impressed with them. Others, including Mr Noodley, have kindly lent me other HBFO lights for suffering in the dark, but it was the cost,  design and runtime of the Ay-Ups that swung it for me. The only serious competitor was the Exposure Maxx. A clubmate lent me his for the Mersey Roads 24 this year, very nice but a good bit dearer than what I paid for the Ay-Ups, and not so good a run time.

Cue lots of people telling my why I should have bought something else...  :-X And, yes, I know about shipping costs and that I might get stung for duty.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feanor on December 12, 2011, 11:05:06 am
I'm clomping around at work wearing a new pair of Diadora Artics and waving a new pair of SKS mudguards both of which arrived 10 mins ago  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 19, 2011, 01:46:49 pm
Some comapct (read short reach) brake levers and crossstops for TLD's "new" road bike...
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris L on December 19, 2011, 02:00:45 pm
A bracket for my new front light.  Not exciting?  Well it is!  My new front light's a Lezyne, which is very bright and the bike it's to attach to is my SWB 'bent, so it has to attach to the boom, right at the front, just behind the BB.  The boom's about 50mm in diameter.  So it's very fat and perpendicular to the handlebars.  Is there anything out there that'll fit?  No.  Anything that can be bodged together from two brackets?  No.

So lovely AW Cycles of Merton High Street say they can make one for me from raw ingredients.  Cool, eh?  I was worried going to pick it up because we didn't agree a price.  I shouldn't have been.  He did a beautiful job and charged me a tenner.  And gave me £3 off the mirror I bought in a fit of gratitude.  Man!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Andrew Br on December 19, 2011, 02:52:43 pm
I've taken a bit of a risk and bought a Trigon carbon disc fork from Taiwan via Ebay.
It's intended for the light bike and the fork already on there will be cascaded onto the tourer.
I'm hoping that the light bike will look a little better and I'll gain a bit more toe room. The benefit for the tourer will be a much better ride and a lot less weight; the current fork is a Kona P2 which is made of Irn Bru girders.
The new fork is intended for MTBs so fingers crossed that it all works out.

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Snakehips on December 19, 2011, 03:01:12 pm
A bracket for my new front light.  Not exciting?  Well it is! 
It is to me too ! And from Merton High St. Got a pic you can share ?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: eck on December 19, 2011, 03:08:53 pm
If it's excitement you're after, I'll see your light bracket and raise you a HBFO packet of zip ties.
Although their lights are things of Great Beauty and Brightness, why the nice guys at Ay-Up think that the four zip ties they supply is enough is beyond me. That allows for one installation and one change of the lights on the bars.  :facepalm:
I hope I'll be needing more than that...  :-\
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Chris L on December 19, 2011, 04:04:42 pm
A bracket for my new front light.  Not exciting?  Well it is! 
It is to me too ! And from Merton High St. Got a pic you can share ?

I'll try and remember to take its picture this evening.  Or did you mean a picture of Merton High Street?  In which case. I can go one better than that and show you a picture of AW Cycles: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=merton+high+street&hl=en&ll=51.416231,-0.185287&spn=0.011348,0.028903&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=22.699546,59.194336&vpsrc=6&hnear=High+St,+London,+Greater+High+Street+Wimbledon,+London+SW19+5DX,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.416066,-0.185524&panoid=MFQc8yKgMpZuVvfuN0tMEQ&cbp=12,173.02,,0,-1.61
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: phantasmagoriana on December 21, 2011, 07:54:53 pm
A merino baselayer, some degreaser and cleaning stuff from the Wiggle sale.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Snakehips on December 22, 2011, 05:03:10 pm
I'll try and remember to take its picture this evening.  Or did you mean a picture of Merton High Street?  In which case. I can go one better than that and show you a picture of AW Cycles: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=merton+high+street&hl=en&ll=51.416231,-0.185287&spn=0.011348,0.028903&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=22.699546,59.194336&vpsrc=6&hnear=High+St,+London,+Greater+High+Street+Wimbledon,+London+SW19+5DX,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.416066,-0.185524&panoid=MFQc8yKgMpZuVvfuN0tMEQ&cbp=12,173.02,,0,-1.61
Thanks , that'll keep me going.
I just bought one of these from Evans ............. http://www.evanscycles.com/products/mulebar/christmas-stocking-ec032241 (http://www.evanscycles.com/products/mulebar/christmas-stocking-ec032241)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: rower40 on December 22, 2011, 05:48:40 pm
Shoes.  Specialized Tahoe.
(Then spent several minutes swearing in an attempt to remove the cleat fixing nut cover).

And one of these:
http://www.teng.co.uk/ak561-sealey-gearless-ratchet-1-or-4%E2%80%9Dsq-drive_7787_pd.asp (http://www.teng.co.uk/ak561-sealey-gearless-ratchet-1-or-4%E2%80%9Dsq-drive_7787_pd.asp)

Mmm, sparkly.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: perpetual dan on December 22, 2011, 06:12:53 pm
New tyres, all the better for not falling over in the mud with.
They're also an experiment in how I find big at the front / small and knobbly at the back (off road).
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on December 22, 2011, 11:43:29 pm
A bracket for my new front light.  Not exciting?  Well it is! 
It is to me too ! And from Merton High St. Got a pic you can share ?

I'll try and remember to take its picture this evening.  Or did you mean a picture of Merton High Street?  In which case. I can go one better than that and show you a picture of AW Cycles: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=merton+high+street&hl=en&ll=51.416231,-0.185287&spn=0.011348,0.028903&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=22.699546,59.194336&vpsrc=6&hnear=High+St,+London,+Greater+High+Street+Wimbledon,+London+SW19+5DX,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.416066,-0.185524&panoid=MFQc8yKgMpZuVvfuN0tMEQ&cbp=12,173.02,,0,-1.61
I've never seen it look that open! It usually looks as though it shut ten years ago when I've been past. ???
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: zigzag on December 29, 2011, 10:20:15 am
planet-x forged brake calipers; they also come with swissstop green brake pads. order placed yesterday afternoon, arrived from doncaster today 9:30am
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bender on December 29, 2011, 11:10:30 am
N+1 2012 Genesis Croix de fer...  :smug:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on December 29, 2011, 11:16:38 am
Oh fabulous.  Butterfly was just admiring one of them in the bath this morning.

I mean, she was in the bath, not the bike.  The bike wasn't there.  It was in a magazine.  C+ were very impressed with the 2012 version, which they say is more suited to touring, so even more of an all-rounder than before.  If I had to have one bike only, it could well be a CdF, but I can't justify one yet.  Hope you enjoy yours.

I've bought something which will make TGL very very happy indeed.  But it isn't something I've bought for him.  It's for me, and he gets a cast-off ;)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 29, 2011, 11:21:22 am
Not today, nor yesterday, but on our trip through the Orc-ish hordes in York on Tuesday, I bought an Altura Night Vision jacket in red, from Blacks.

I had spent too long admiring LG's and Crusty's night vision jackets and figured I would use my voucher before they go belly up....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on December 29, 2011, 11:26:38 am
Blacks are selling Altura?  I think I need to go shopping ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: robgul on December 29, 2011, 01:13:34 pm
Pair of tyres and a long(er) seatpin from Mr Spa of Harrogate ... oh, did I not mention I bought a 1998 Dawes Audax machine the other day  :thumbsup:   - in as new condition, it not having been ridden since 2001.

Rob
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: bloomers100 on December 29, 2011, 03:20:24 pm
My Mavic Open pros on DT swiss 370 hubs arrived yesterday from Rose. They'll get their first run on the commute tomorrow. I weighed them, they are 2 kg together sans cassette and skewers. I also invested in a workstand from Rose its not bad at all for under £50.

Rose have done well out of us this Christmas, we've only used them when they are cheaper than UK online retailers.

I went to LBS to get a tiagra 10 speed cassette today, they only had 105 for £50, bit lumpy I reckon, so I resorted to Parkers.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on December 29, 2011, 05:14:09 pm
I paid a deposit for the Pugsley today - does that count? ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on December 29, 2011, 06:09:36 pm
Tip Top p*** fairy repair jobbie from Chain Reaction it came in a big box, big enough for 20 inner tubes, mazin  :o
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on December 29, 2011, 07:32:09 pm
Not bought but swapped with eck, a pair of padded Lidl cycling gloves. And to go with them, a jersey that was surplus to his requirements - blue to go with my Cannondale; it fits me like the aforementioned. What a nice chap!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on December 29, 2011, 07:48:32 pm
Not bought but swapped with eck, a pair of padded Lidl cycling gloves. And to go with them, a jersey that was surplus to his requirements - blue to go with my Cannondale; it fits me like the aforementioned. What a nice chap!  :thumbsup:
Fits you like a Cannondale? That's rather an odd turn of phrase :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Frere on December 29, 2011, 08:10:44 pm
I paid a deposit for the Pugsley today - does that count? ;D

Same for a Burls Ti frame, does this count? ;D

Frere
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 30, 2011, 01:52:44 pm
I have just bought 4 frames, two old Carltons and an old Raliegh and a mystery frame.

Not bad as the most expensive was £35.....
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jogler on December 30, 2011, 02:01:26 pm
I have just bought 4 frames, two old Carltons and an old Raliegh and a mystery frame.

Not bad as the most expensive was £35.....

you are Captain  Scarlett AICMFP
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on December 30, 2011, 02:10:01 pm
Clarion wants to talk to you... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 30, 2011, 02:10:42 pm
Clarion wants to talk to you... :thumbsup:

I somehow knew that was coming :)

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bartonflyer on December 30, 2011, 03:32:00 pm
A Brooks B17 Narrow saddle - It's very slippery!!
Title: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Wonky on December 30, 2011, 03:37:14 pm
A trip to the LBS with Son, Bought a new MTBSO for him (and associated accessories) and a chain cleanimg machine thingummy  for me.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Hammerman on December 30, 2011, 03:55:11 pm
New chainset,bottom bracket and 2 wheels
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: henshaw11 on December 30, 2011, 04:28:52 pm
Well...a day or too late wandering into the sale at Sigma Sport (in Kingston) - on the vague offchance, given that I thought I'd bought all the gear I wanted this year. Happened to find a Mavic Hydro jacket for 75 quid (normally ~140 or more) and a Northwave fleecy jersey for 20 quid :) The jacket was a particularly good find since the offset zip's perfect for 'bent use, and not many manufacturers do 'em that way...

Tried some Sportful no-rain bib longs which would have been a good buy at about 50 quid, dunno what height they're made for cos both the small and med seemed to have a little too much material bunching in the legs, and it's not like I'm either short, or skinny in the leg department.
(Otherwise, the general impression was Nureyev-like, particularly given the size/placing of the front of the seatpad  :D )

Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on December 30, 2011, 05:47:55 pm
Two chainrings from Spa Cycles arrived today. I was very pleased, thinking I could now put Mrs B's road bike back on the road. Prompt delivery - ordered Tuesday night.

Then I found that I'd lost one of the spacers for the inner ring. And I have no spares!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on December 30, 2011, 06:07:32 pm
Order a new one now - then the missing one will turn up.

Otherwise, are you sure you can't molish one out of anything until a spare arrives?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Bledlow on December 30, 2011, 06:12:07 pm
Maybe I could improvise one from a few washers.

Tomorrow I'll see if there's an LBS which sells sets of suitable chainring bolts. If not, I'll order a set from Spa, which I know sells exactly the right bits, cursing at having to pay a second set of postage. I should have bought a set with the chainrings. Spares are always useful.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 31, 2011, 10:44:16 am
I have just bought 4 frames, two old Carltons and an old Raliegh and a mystery frame.

And I bet they're all too small, aren't they?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: clarion on December 31, 2011, 12:14:08 pm
I've bought something which will make TGL very very happy indeed.  But it isn't something I've bought for him.  It's for me, and he gets a cast-off ;)
And we got it today, despite Parcelfarce.

It's a black Hope Vision One.  For me. :)

But it means that TGL gets the blue one off me which I got from a forumite.  It isn't pristine, by any means, but his reaction was 'Awesome!' :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyUncle on December 31, 2011, 01:41:32 pm
Today the postman has delivered a saddle and rear dérailleur to go with my spare pare of pedals.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 31, 2011, 04:43:32 pm
Today the postman has delivered a saddle and rear dérailleur to go with my spare pare of pedals.

*ahem* I respectfully point the honourable gentleman to my post upthread WRT frames.... :)

In other news, on a visit to TK Maxx I purchased two of their Merino base layers.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on December 31, 2011, 04:55:08 pm
A pair of Versa brake/gear levers to put the Alfine hub on my Peregrine.

Which is just as well because in the 'last fettle of 2011' I had to change a cone and bearings on the hub of my Swift. A greater than usual lack of ept means that I can't get it spinning freely. With guests arriving I then had to take the wheel from the Peregrine, remove the cassette and fit a single sprocket, take the tyre from the Alfine wheel and fit this to the old Peregrine wheel (with me so far?) then fit the tyre that was on the Peregrine onto the Alfined wheel. In a continued run of form I managed to pinch the tube on the Alfine wheel :facepalm:
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on December 31, 2011, 05:09:17 pm
Some of these:

http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/restraps-diagonal-pedal-belts-935-p.asp

To go with a pair of these:

http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/gusset-prosecutor-pedal---great-with-restrapspowergrips-940-p.asp

Both of which will go on the Pugsley, which may well be delivered by the end of January ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyUncle on December 31, 2011, 05:34:58 pm
Today the postman has delivered a saddle and rear dérailleur to go with my spare pare of pedals.

*ahem* I respectfully point the honourable gentleman to my post upthread WRT frames.... :)

At the moment I'm thinking of going for one of these frames to go with them: http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/frames/equilibrium (http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/frames/equilibrium)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Plug1n on December 31, 2011, 06:25:32 pm
(ordered) An Ultegra SL triple from Merlin at £74.95 minus 10% with basket pushed over £100.

£67.50 for an Ultegra triple seems worth it for the chain rings and bottom bracket cups alone.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on December 31, 2011, 06:52:17 pm
(ordered) An Ultegra SL triple from Merlin at £74.95 minus 10% with basket pushed over £100.

£67.50 for an Ultegra triple seems worth it for the chain rings and bottom bracket cups alone.

It is a fine price indeed, as the middle rings are ~£30-40 each and the BBs are ~£25.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on January 02, 2012, 03:24:21 pm
Not 1, not 2 but 4 bike frames.

1 * Raleigh Criterium
1 * 1979 Carlton Continental
1 * 1959 Carlton Continental
1 * basic steel framed jobbie.

Oh and a chainset and front and rear mechs for the Raliegh (which are not needed as I have rebuilt my fixie using that frame :) )
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on January 02, 2012, 03:32:45 pm
Any of them the right size, or are they all too small?
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Butterfly on January 02, 2012, 03:42:16 pm
Any of them the right size, or are they all too small?
  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on January 02, 2012, 03:47:10 pm
Any of them the right size, or are they all too small?

:P

One Carlton is the right size (for me), and the Raleigh is the right size.

I may have a cunning plan for the second Carlton, but it doesn't involve me removing body parts......
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Dinamo on January 03, 2012, 07:42:54 pm
One of these...........

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee253/ianrsparrow/GetImage.jpg)

.......an Endura Baa Baa Merino Flat Cap  ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: numbnuts on January 04, 2012, 02:42:50 pm
I bought these valve caps on ebay  :)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/YakDiver/valvecaps.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on January 05, 2012, 04:04:37 pm
A pair of second hand wheels off of a Scott Sub 30 from someone at work. The rear hub feels a little rough (he's only ridden them 40ish miles before upgrading, in which case I don't think much of the person who assembled the hub in the first place), but other than that they look fine and shiny :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: JonBuoy on January 05, 2012, 08:09:52 pm
A very yellow Altura Nevis arrived today thanks to this tip off by A Warwickshire Lad. (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=583.msg1122356#msg1122356)  It was sold as a second and has a small blemish in the material that makes it look like I have been stabbed between the shoulder blades.  It is a very different jacket from my old, dying, Nevis and the fit is somewhat baggy but for £10 I can't complain.  I guess that I can use the money that I saved to eat more pies.

I have just tested it on a quick ride to Tesco and didn't get wet, sweaty or squashed so that'll do me.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 05, 2012, 11:01:38 pm
I've ordered some Sugru. With this I plan to make my Garmin Edge bouncy for the next time I drop it, and to manufacture some cable tidying solutions for both the bike and home. I might also molish a grippy ergonomic handle for my favourite drill.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Simonb on January 05, 2012, 11:09:26 pm
For me:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/koolstop-kool-stop-v-brake-holder-and-inserts-dual-compound-prod22265/
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/endura-mt500-full-zip-jacket-prod20954/
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-pro-handlebar-tape-2010-prod21287/
http://www.rapha.cc/rapha-cap :-)

For my dad:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sturmey-archer-indicator-mk2-hsa126-prod7671/
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/schwalbe-sv4-normal-length-presta-tube-400a-16-and-18-tyres-37-340-to-35-355-prod12129/
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moultonaught on January 07, 2012, 01:06:26 pm
A pair of black SKS 60mm wide 26" mudguards for the commuting bike

With a manufacture date on the pack of 2005.  ;D

My LBS only charged me £25 for them rather than the current list price as that's based on what he paid for them from his supplier back then. How very fair.  :)

& a rear gear inner cable, so if I can find some drop bar levers in the bits box  I can fit the moustache bars  with bar end shifters I have to the commuter which currently has flat bars.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Quint on January 07, 2012, 05:49:00 pm
MUC Off C3 lube, initially not impressed, on one web site it said it is a dry lube however Muc Off state it is a wet lube, I do not like wet lubes as they attract to much road muc (sorry  ::-))
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: TimC on January 07, 2012, 11:23:33 pm
Another Dealz Extreme pseudo-Magicshine 808 for the eldest lad. $70inc postage.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Karla on January 08, 2012, 01:56:00 pm
A CTT handbook
A shorter (110mm) stem so I can get a better position with clip-on aero bars.

These two purchases may be related.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: mcshroom on January 08, 2012, 02:34:55 pm
Arrived yesterday so not strictly today. Some shorts and tights from Tenn Outdoors, and a skull cap and summer cap from CRC.

I tried the skull cap and the tights out yesterday and was impressed :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on January 08, 2012, 03:05:47 pm
Haven't bought it yet, but I'm *very* close to buying a 32h Alfine-8 for the Pugsley ... already got shifter, cassette joint and sprocket in the bits box ...

Damn you, On-One, damn you to hell!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on January 08, 2012, 03:07:50 pm
Haven't bought it yet, but I'm *very* close to buying a 32h Alfine-8 for the Pugsley ... already got shifter, cassette joint and sprocket in the bits box ...

Damn you, On-One, damn you to hell!

Alfine 11's and shifter are reduced at the moment @ On-One....

<runs and hides> :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on January 08, 2012, 03:12:06 pm
Haven't bought it yet, but I'm *very* close to buying a 32h Alfine-8 for the Pugsley ... already got shifter, cassette joint and sprocket in the bits box ...

Damn you, On-One, damn you to hell!

Alfine 11's and shifter are reduced at the moment @ On-One....

<runs and hides> :)
Nah - I actually want a twist-shifter on the Pug, which rules the 11-speed out. Bummer etc.

EDIT: Just ordered the hub plus a suitable disc rotor. Now all I need is the bike to put it on :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on January 09, 2012, 01:28:52 pm
Saturday I bought Hope Race X2 brakes.  I am going to plant them in the shed and wait for them to grow into N+1.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: pumpkin on January 09, 2012, 02:08:07 pm
2 x Krylions (25), 2 x Var levers,1 x pump washer (Silca), 1 x pr. Prendas gloves
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: why1040 on January 09, 2012, 05:07:01 pm
Saturday I bought Hope Race X2 brakes.  I am going to plant them in the shed and wait for them to grow into N+1.

I've put my two bikes together and am hoping they'll breed...

Keeping the BSO out of it though, don't want another one of those!   ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: David Martin on January 09, 2012, 08:36:37 pm
replacement chainset and BB for the MTB. It is making alarming creaking and banging noises, and has far too much play in it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on January 10, 2012, 10:49:26 am
I seem to have bought a White Industries Freewheel.

And as it won't fit on my existing hub a Surly ss disc hub for it.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on January 10, 2012, 11:07:30 am
I seem to have bought a White Industries Freewheel.

And as it won't fit on my existing hub a Surly ss disc hub for it.
The single or double variety?
Sorely tempted by one of their '2 speed' freewheels for the Pug.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Ham on January 10, 2012, 02:16:59 pm
A very yellow Altura Nevis arrived today thanks to this tip off by A Warwickshire Lad. (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=583.msg1122356#msg1122356)  It was sold as a second and has a small blemish in the material that makes it look like I have been stabbed between the shoulder blades.  It is a very different jacket from my old, dying, Nevis and the fit is somewhat baggy but for £10 I can't complain.  I guess that I can use the money that I saved to eat more pies.

I have just tested it on a quick ride to Tesco and didn't get wet, sweaty or squashed so that'll do me.

Thanks to you and AWL for that heads up, as far as the provenance is concerned.....

Quote
(paypal) ....You sent a payment of 13.50 GBP to Zyro Limited
(Zyro are the UK major distributors for just about everything)

One seller added to faves.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on January 10, 2012, 02:43:46 pm
And based just up the road from me.... (Zyro that is)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: fungus on January 10, 2012, 06:34:32 pm
Popped into the Lbs 2wheels only shop Tamworth http://www.2wheelsonly.co.uk/index.asp & bought a new bidon, a pro storage bottle & a kryptonite keeper 512 lock.  When I paid for it the owner said call it a tenner so that's saved me around £6.  Who said supporting your Lbs costs you money  :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Juan Martín on January 11, 2012, 09:02:57 am
After a very long delay, via Ebay, a pair of blue leather toestraps for my blue bike. Nice!
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 11, 2012, 01:40:40 pm
A Lezyne waterproof tool bag (I don't want this for tools, it's for keeping mobile phone and wallet dry in)
A mini ratchet set on sale for a fiver
A new chain for the Sabbath
A running waist belt. There is a distinct possibility I won't actually run in this.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Canardly on January 11, 2012, 08:44:41 pm
On One merino top,  half price its luverly.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on January 11, 2012, 09:29:24 pm
I seem to have bought a White Industries Freewheel.

And as it won't fit on my existing hub a Surly ss disc hub for it.
The single or double variety?
Sorely tempted by one of their '2 speed' freewheels for the Pug.

A single one 18T seems optimum for me off road
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyUncle on January 11, 2012, 10:06:02 pm
Today the postman has delivered a saddle and rear dérailleur to go with my spare pare of pedals.

They now have a friend:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6691701427_9628241072.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74277693@N03/6691701427/)
Genesis Frame (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74277693@N03/6691701427/) by CrinkyUncle (http://www.flickr.com/people/74277693@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 11, 2012, 11:04:58 pm
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Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: PaulF on January 12, 2012, 01:13:35 pm
I seem to have bought a White Industries Freewheel.

And as it won't fit on my existing hub a Surly ss disc hub for it.

And one of these arrived today:

(http://whiteind.com/images/349_FREEWHEEL.jpg)

Lovely piece of engineering, seems a shame to get it dirty on a bike.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Moultonaught on January 12, 2012, 07:07:08 pm
After realising that my cycling inner/liner shorts had a number of holes in them I needed a replacement pair, ideally cheap.

Choices in Harrow on the Hill, where I work are limited, so whilst on the way to see what Halfrauds stock I thought I'd have a look in Sports Direct, not my normal store of choice.

Imagine my surprise when I found functional and cheap longs (with pad) and shorts for £11 and £8 respectively in their 70% sale! Best of all they're branded as Muddy Fox so I can look truely retro-tastic and far too 'try hard' co-ordination wise when I ride this... 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/westywagen/sideview.jpg)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: jezzasnr on January 12, 2012, 08:39:35 pm
Had a minor moment of weakness in Condor Cycles
Rapha classic jersey with arm warmers & a Gore jacket in the sale.
Celebrating the new and improved, smaller me.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: Feline on January 12, 2012, 10:06:58 pm
2 new YACF metric century challenge badges, courtesy of Dinamo who was also on the BTOTC ride today :)
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: keepontriking on January 13, 2012, 09:23:48 pm
Pair of 3/4 Hummvees
2 x inner tubes
Cake

Damn - forgot the brake pads.

An exciting day :-/
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: why1040 on January 13, 2012, 09:34:21 pm
I'm in the process of having a serious accident with Spa Cycles...

Going to be one heck of a good fettling session when the result arrives though   ;D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyUncle on January 13, 2012, 09:46:29 pm
Today the postman has delivered a saddle and rear dérailleur to go with my spare pare of pedals.

They now have a friend:

and now a lot more!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6691701811_b5b1aa8a7e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74277693@N03/6691701811/)
Genesis Parts (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74277693@N03/6691701811/) by CrinkyUncle (http://www.flickr.com/people/74277693@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: interzen on January 13, 2012, 10:07:27 pm
A Nexus 8-speed twist-shifter, plus an Alfine-8 speed fitting kit - both will end up on the Pugsley.

I only really need the anti-rotation washers out of the fitting kit, but spare cassette joints and cap nuts are fairly handy to have in the bits box.

Also got a HBFO container of orange-flavoured PSP22, 'cos I've run out - should last me for a while.
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 14, 2012, 12:30:15 pm
Today the postman has delivered a saddle and rear dérailleur to go with my spare pare of pedals.

They now have a friend:

and now a lot more!

What popular pedals they are... so many friends  :D
Title: Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
Post by: tiermat on January 14, 2012, 12:37:03 pm
Today the postman has delivered a saddle and rear dérailleur to go with my spare pare of pedals.

They now have a friend:

and now a lot more!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6691701811_b5b1aa8a7e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74277693@N03/6691701811/)
Genesis Parts (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74277693@N03/6691701811/) by CrinkyUncle (http://www.flickr.com/people/74277693@N03/), on Flickr

Looks like a good choice of components.  Give us a shout if you need any assistance