Author Topic: Bought any cycling stuff today?  (Read 506253 times)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5600 on: April 28, 2019, 09:48:54 pm »
Went to four different shops trying to source a replacement o ring for a mini pump, no one wanted to play ball.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5601 on: April 29, 2019, 01:26:04 pm »
Measure it exactly?  I have a load under the sink.
Never tell me the odds.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5602 on: April 29, 2019, 03:31:31 pm »
Went into Halfrauds and bought a box of them. Happily all working now.

Just a bit bizarre to me that the local shop owners all bang on about important they are for spares and repairs, but in these situations none came through with the goods.
Bikepacking bargain basement: reviews of high value kit great for the tourer, bikepacker and randonneur on a budget

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=109048.msg2312359#msg2312359

mattc

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5603 on: April 29, 2019, 06:50:49 pm »
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYCONSCII/continental-sport-contact-ii-700c-wired-tyre

Under a tenner, various sizes. [Do we have a "bargains" thread? Anyway, I've posted it here.]

While you're there, be careful to avoid seeing the most hideous use of the resurrected "Holdsworth" brand yet:
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRHOLSP/holdsworth-super-professional-carbon-road-frameset
Has never ridden RAAM
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BrianI

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5604 on: April 30, 2019, 03:47:39 pm »
A pair of Bontrager NCS (No Cut Stays) Fenders. Hopefully these will last longer than the SKS bluemels, which always seem to crack at the rear brake bridge.... 

BrianI

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5605 on: April 30, 2019, 07:00:44 pm »
A pair of Bontrager NCS (No Cut Stays) Fenders. Hopefully these will last longer than the SKS bluemels, which always seem to crack at the rear brake bridge....

And they dinnae fit due to having somewhat bulky rear bridge and front fork mounting bracket.. while the some headed nuts means it's easy to remove the stainless steel bracket from the mudguard when it comes to recycling the mudguards it certainly doesn't help with the clearance under the fork crown...

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5606 on: May 02, 2019, 03:02:10 pm »
My good lady has been on holiday for a week with her "aged mum."

Thus, so far this week I have purchased a rack and panniers for my summer tour, a new pair of bib shorts and a set of these: "PowerTap DT Swiss R460 Alloy Wheelset inc Wheelbags" from Wiggle.

I am sure the fact I have spent something like £500 this week is nothing to do with her being away....honest.  :thumbsup:

Cats to the left of me, cats to the right of me, cats sitting on my keyboard making far more sense than I do.

robgul

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5607 on: May 04, 2019, 11:10:59 am »
A Park Tool torque key - the variable Nm version - a brand new ebay bargain!     ....  and also on ebay as a Park Tool junkie I acquired a s/s shirt - black, button-down collar, discreet Park logo on the sleeve and a bloody great big one on the back.

Rob

PS: I forgot - to attach my bike rack, I bought a new car on Monday ;D ;D

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5608 on: May 10, 2019, 03:07:09 pm »
Put down a deposit on a Brompton all-black edition M6L; it needs a telescopic seatpost ordering in, so should be ready next week sometime. Thought about dyno-lighting but decided USB rechargeables would do me for the present; I might go for a dynowheel come winter.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5609 on: May 11, 2019, 06:55:53 pm »
I'd have y thought dynowheel would make sense right now, because then you're getting it at upgrade prices rather than paying full retail later.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5610 on: May 11, 2019, 09:27:04 pm »
Yeah, but the dynowheel's not a stock item, so it would mean waiting for a custom build and the 8-week wait that would entail. I suppose as a premium dealer it's worth checking again with the shop next week to see if they can get the parts and install them in a reasonable timeframe.

(And if they can't, it's a good excuse to save up for blingier lights than are standard...)

ElyDave

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5611 on: Yesterday at 09:28:36 am »
Hit the button on the parts to rebuild the Cruzbike, bored of waiting for the legal process and want to be back on the S40 for my summer touring again.  Front fork, chainstay, seat, handlebars and clamp $600 inc shipping, lets see how much I get stung for on import duties and VAT

Now to decide - do I push the button on a set of disc brakes as well?  The rear is already a centre-lock disc dyno hub, but the front is a standard rim/hub, so either a new wheel or a new hub to build into it, which I don't have time to do right now, so that would be an LBS or off the shelf job. Or do I save that for the winter project?
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