Author Topic: Bought any cycling stuff today?  (Read 496942 times)

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5500 on: December 14, 2018, 07:12:12 am »
I appear to have bought an Eroica-stylee bike. :o

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5501 on: December 14, 2018, 07:49:31 am »
some sub compact oval chain rings!

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5502 on: December 20, 2018, 05:41:45 pm »
Endura Xtract L/S roubaix jersey in Ninja black, £27 - good price from Ribble.  And an Endura Hi-vis pakagilet...
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5503 on: December 20, 2018, 05:48:04 pm »
Got a few bits in the post and some arrived already for the FF500.

2x Panaracer gravel kings SK 32mm
Tubeless injector and 'magic milk' from Planet X (the wheels are tubeless ready but currently run clinchers)
Valve cores
Some new rear red lights and a new big beefy 'seeing' light for when it's dark


If the injector comes tonight I might be so excited that I'll have to do it in the shed in the dark!
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

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5504 on: December 20, 2018, 08:26:27 pm »


2x Panaracer gravel kings SK 32mm


Fabulous tyres; I hope your experience mirrors mine.


Torslanda

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    • John's Bikes
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5505 on: December 22, 2018, 12:18:56 am »
Ordered a fork from Taiwan for a build in the New Year. Despatched on 17/12, postie walked in with it this aft. Stunned...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5506 on: December 23, 2018, 12:20:26 am »
Rockbros Bar Mitts. About £12 off Aliexpress, delivered within a couple of weeks.
There doesn't seem to be a UK seller for the original Bar Mitts, so will try the cheap copies. They don't have the holes for gear cables, but will do on the fixed anyway.

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5507 on: January 05, 2019, 07:51:36 pm »
A set of R2030 shifters for the tourer. I'm going to try under-tape cabling to help the bar bag, and the current 2303 set are knocking on a bit. Also a new chain and cassette for that bike as I was paying for postage anyway.
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

rr

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5508 on: January 06, 2019, 02:56:14 pm »
Bluetooth speed and cadence sensor for mini, £9.99 in Aldi clearance.
3 year warranty too.

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5509 on: January 06, 2019, 04:06:15 pm »
One of these locks: from https://www.freddiegrubb.com/


You Londonites may know of it.

tigr_mini-02.jpg

robgul

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5510 on: January 06, 2019, 05:06:02 pm »
One of these locks: from https://www.freddiegrubb.com/


You Londonites may know of it.

tigr_mini-02.jpg

Very neat and presumably as light as a feather .... but I think I'll wait until someone in China makes a copy at a lot less dosh! 

Freddie Grub as a make of frames/bikes brought back many memories for me from days of yore.

Rob

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5511 on: January 06, 2019, 05:36:22 pm »
One of these locks: from https://www.freddiegrubb.com/


You Londonites may know of it.

tigr_mini-02.jpg

Very neat and presumably as light as a feather .... but I think I'll wait until someone in China makes a copy at a lot less dosh! 

Freddie Grub as a make of frames/bikes brought back many memories for me from days of yore.

Rob
It's light in weight* and looks nice (to my eyes). It won't be used in isolation though. At least
one other lock when the bike is left out of my sight.


*Depends on one's definition of lightweight.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5512 on: January 07, 2019, 01:57:10 pm »
One of these locks: from https://www.freddiegrubb.com/


You Londonites may know of it.

tigr_mini-02.jpg

Very neat and presumably as light as a feather .... but I think I'll wait until someone in China makes a copy at a lot less dosh! 

Freddie Grub as a make of frames/bikes brought back many memories for me from days of yore.

Rob
It's light in weight* and looks nice (to my eyes). It won't be used in isolation though. At least
one other lock when the bike is left out of my sight.


*Depends on one's definition of lightweight.
I've been using one of those for a couple of years now, and bought a pair as a wedding present for some friends who were getting married.
I think that some of the security comes from it being a bit WTF?
ie it's not a d-lock, cable or chain - so the would-be scrotes aren't tooled-up for it.
I hope.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5513 on: January 08, 2019, 05:51:12 pm »
New job, new commute soon so splashed out on a set of wide (45mm) Portland Design mudguards. They'll need to last 3* as long as the chromo plastic or be 3* less rattly to be worth it.  Fingers crossed.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5514 on: January 09, 2019, 08:46:39 am »
New 3m long gear cable for the older 'bent. The 'standard' 2.1m long ones are about 100mm too short.  I've swapped back to the SRAM twist grip for the RD (from my preferred triggers) as what I suspect is onsetting arthritis in my right thumb is making the multitudinous gear changes on a 'bent too painful.  So now I have a trigger on the FD, and a twister on the rear.  Looks a bit odd.

Used my spare 3m cable to re-thread, so needed another backup.

Ordered 2 more 60mm SRAM twist grips to replace the originals I cut off when swapping the twist grips for triggers ages ago, so at least I'd have a full grip on the bar.

Then I found 2 new, unused, cheapo rubber grips in the spares box, which match the SRAM units perfectly, and only needed a cut down to fit perfectly......

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5515 on: January 10, 2019, 07:54:41 pm »
Ish; backed Max Leonard/Isola Press's latest project on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/688905218/the-rough-stuff-fellowship-archive-book/

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5516 on: January 10, 2019, 09:38:43 pm »
Ditto, a good thing. It is a bit disingenuous to compare roughstuffing with MTBs though. MTBers generally prefer not walking over stuff.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5517 on: January 10, 2019, 11:23:17 pm »
New job, new commute soon so splashed out on a set of wide (45mm) Portland Design mudguards. They'll need to last 3* as long as the chromo plastic or be 3* less rattly to be worth it.  Fingers crossed.

Follow up order of a tall front hanger.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5518 on: January 11, 2019, 08:25:35 am »
Ditto, a good thing. It is a bit disingenuous to compare roughstuffing with MTBs though. MTBers generally prefer not walking over stuff.

And it's not like rough-stuffing wasn't around long before the fellowship. What are RSF rides like these days - is there still a fair bit of pushing? I suppose cycle-assisted hiking perhaps had more appeal in the days before mass car ownership.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5519 on: January 14, 2019, 03:28:50 pm »
Ortlieb roller classic for the princely sum of £55

Marked down from £109

Bargain.

It has unusual artwork on it (trees), guess it wasn't popular. I don't care so much about that.
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Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5520 on: January 14, 2019, 10:38:18 pm »
My cow-orker gave up TT-ing recently, and I've had an accidental n+1 moment with his TT bike:


N+1 by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

60t chainring will take a bit of turning!
It's got a power meter, a bell that rings and things that make it look good.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5521 on: January 14, 2019, 10:54:32 pm »
I were right about that saddle, though.   ;D
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5522 on: January 17, 2019, 05:16:54 pm »
Oops, I bought another bike.  I'm not keeping this one though - it's a surprise gift, or will be when I've changed it to a fixie.

1980-ish 23.5" Holdsworth in an appalling poo brown colour.  531 butted main tubes.  New-looking Brooks B17.  Centre-pulls, Campag hubs, decent kit, nothing is rusty, has a proper chainset where the inner ring can be removed.  I'll respace and redish the rear wheel and I have a 20T that can screw on there.  It won't need a lockring if I use the Chainwhip Of Thor, although I may use a BB lockring and a bit of threadlock just in case,

Only downside is that it has 27" wheels, but they'll be ok until the rims wear out (alloy) and the brakes will easily reach 700c.

I could strip it for parts and easily get twice what I paid for it, but that's not the point.
Never tell me the odds.

Adam

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5523 on: January 17, 2019, 09:13:34 pm »
I've bought rather a lot of cycling stuff.  In fact the entire contents of a bike shop to be accurate.

Just need to look at premises!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5524 on: January 17, 2019, 09:19:56 pm »
Wowser !!

We want pics.
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