Author Topic: Bought any cycling stuff today?  (Read 597206 times)

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5700 on: January 30, 2020, 03:47:21 pm »
Some Endura Thermolite winter tights.  I've got a couple of pairs that have served me well for several years, and - astoundingly - they still exist.  Failed to buy any Altura Winter Cruisers, which are what I was actually looking for.

Also some slightly better elbow pads to replace my under-a-tenner-in-the-sale efforts, one of which has decided it would rather be a wrist pad.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5701 on: January 30, 2020, 11:33:59 pm »
A Carradice Barley.

I probably have enough luggage already, but I needed somewhere to mount all the badges.

Karla

  • car(e) free
    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5702 on: February 10, 2020, 11:33:01 pm »

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5703 on: February 22, 2020, 06:07:36 pm »
An Elite Novo Smart Turbo Trainer to replace my clunky dumb turbo trainer, from thon high street purveyor of motoring goods and bicycles.  10% off paying the online price instore, plus another 10% with cycling uk discount!  :thumbsup:

First test ride in Zwift this afternoon, and it is quite fun feeling the resistance automagically adjust itself on the trainer depending on the terrain in zwift!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5704 on: February 22, 2020, 09:43:49 pm »
A Faemino cycling cap and a coffee from https://www.twenty3c.co.uk/ during today’s Chiltern Grit 200 brevet.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5705 on: February 22, 2020, 10:19:59 pm »
Some ebay tubeless worms. Used 2 today fixing other people's tyres.
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD



Ban cars.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5706 on: February 23, 2020, 08:43:33 am »
Chain, degreaser, lube. Mucky job coming up.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5707 on: February 26, 2020, 04:32:14 pm »
acquired some ex-towels from domestic duties, bike cleaning for the use of.

Deposit paid on an airminal
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5708 on: February 26, 2020, 09:11:27 pm »
Delivery of frame and wheels from Alpkit has been arranged. There’s a lack of axles, but I can be getting on with headset and bottom bracket at least.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5709 on: February 26, 2020, 10:31:09 pm »
No, despite going to 3 bike shops. Not a single example of any of the usual best sellers on just about every online cycling emporium. And no they weren’t weirdo specialist funnybike shops. So bollocks to that for now, I’m using the one* off another bike.


*Rack pack.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5710 on: February 28, 2020, 01:00:29 pm »
Two 750ml Elite SuperCorsa £3.99 ea waterbottles, that had spout caps (not that easy to find) to cope with road/path spray, & general crud... 

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5711 on: February 29, 2020, 05:09:46 pm »


2nd hand frame and seat post and front brake for less than 50% the rrp of a new frame plus recent payday = me getting my wallet out... ;D

I did immediately spend £15 on a headset fix up for it though as this one had an exploded bearing in it.

Got it as a run-around and fixed crit race bike but who knows, might audax on it one day.
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD



Ban cars.

Pedaldog

  • M' back!
  • Contemplating the ashes of experience.
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5712 on: February 29, 2020, 07:44:54 pm »
2nd hand Pinnacle "Lithium 4", a pair of nice wheels and a lock from that Torslanda bloke.
I is a happy little fatty!

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5713 on: March 02, 2020, 05:19:46 pm »
Nothing fancy.
Just a nice new rear rack for my 2008 Dawes Horizon! The old one was looking a bit skew-wiff, so I'm replacing it with a Tortec Expedition rear rack, which has the added benefit of separate pannier rails!  :thumbsup: And a 90mm 7 degree stem to try and get the position on my road bike a bit better...  The 110mm +17 degree stem is a wee bitty too high, so hopefully the 90mm 7 degree stem should be a good un. 

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5714 on: March 15, 2020, 02:54:07 pm »
A pair of Conti Tour Ride tyres, in 700x37c, to replace my rather foostie looking 700x32c Marathon greenguards.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5715 on: March 16, 2020, 06:27:01 am »
A new connector cable thing to connect my phone to the TV, because I can't see my spin classes being a good idea given the circumstances so it's time to dust off the turbo (and, annoyingly, I can't find the old cable anywhere). Next purchase: Zwift membership. :-\

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5716 on: March 16, 2020, 08:22:49 am »
Got this last week, it feels strangely hard, yet very supportive at the same time. Hopefully I have the weight to break it in quickly  ;D


BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5717 on: March 17, 2020, 02:51:21 pm »
A pair of Conti Tour Ride tyres, in 700x37c, to replace my rather foostie looking 700x32c Marathon greenguards.

Which actually come up 1mm narrower than my Marathon greenguards though! (31mm)  :o

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5718 on: March 19, 2020, 04:18:02 pm »
2 Schwalbe Durano Raceguard Folding Road Tyre - 700c - Black / 700c / 28mm
2 Continental Race 28 OEM Inner Tube - 700c - 700c / 20mm / 25mm / 60mm Valve

Good VFM, I think from Merlin.
Sic transit and all that..

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5719 on: March 27, 2020, 02:56:00 pm »
New cassette for my main bike arrived. Keeping it in quarantine for now.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5720 on: March 28, 2020, 02:55:31 pm »
A turbo trainer.
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5721 on: April 07, 2020, 08:49:20 pm »
Ordered a crank extractor. Both of mine have mushroomed at the tip and the last time I used one of them it damaged the end of the thread on the botttom bracket i was whipping out to find a size to order a new one. The BB went back in with a different crank bolt that could reach past the damaged thread.

Of course this was all back in 2015 and the cassette, chain, chain rings, bottom bracket and everything else are still in the boxes they came in  :facepalm:

In all that time all I needed to really do was take the extractor to work and I could have lathed the tip and made a new end but of course now we're not at work. Which is why I've got time to do the above maintenance.

Anyway I was going to get a Park Tools one but it either seems to be out of stock or twice the price once you add postage compared to the BBB one I went for. I know I know, buy cheap buy twice but I've got the impression from somewhere that BBB tools aren't bad. We shall see.

And as to whether I'll finally change the drive train that's all worn gracefully into each other anytime soon we shall also see.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5722 on: April 08, 2020, 06:43:24 am »
A couple of 26" inner tubes and a bottle cage Mount that'll go onto a seat tube or handlebar for the Airnimal, plus a pair of bib shorts to replace a rather threadbare pair.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5723 on: April 08, 2020, 07:35:41 am »
A dozen patches and rubber adhesive.

I'll be fixing a hole where the air gets out
And stops my bike from wandering
Where it will go
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5724 on: April 08, 2020, 07:39:44 pm »
Nitto Noodle handlebars
"Many, also, are the hills that lie between, and we must ascend, by a glorious stairway, from strength to strength."
- Petrarch, 'The Ascent of Mount Ventoux', 1336