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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5850 on: December 02, 2020, 01:47:07 pm »
From Halfords: a new inner tube, some replacement plastic tyre levers for the ones what snapped yesterday and some steel ones for if I end up completely stuck again. Obviously I'll try and avoid using them.

From Amazon: Some new brake pads - £3 for the same thing that Halfords wanted a tenner for.

From Decathlon: Two pairs of their basic bib tights for commuting, a pair of waterproof trousers for the same, and a new long sleeve jersey mostly because I liked the colour but also full zip should help a bit with temperature regulation on those in betweeny days.

A slightly expensive day but then the Wiggle bib tights I have are falling apart (I've had a good ten years out of them though).
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5851 on: December 20, 2020, 03:43:29 pm »
An el cheapo slow cooker to melt down candles for chain lube.  And the other day a member of the council delivered a big thick candle to every house in the village. Everyone else wastes these by burning them overnight on Christmas Eve.  I reckon a single candle will last me a year.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

fuaran

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5852 on: December 20, 2020, 06:01:57 pm »
Fenix BC21R V2.0 light. About £50 off Aliexpress. I've had the v1 version for a few years, the v2 seems like a nice upgrade - a bit slimmer and lighter. And a better mount, the old one could be a bit wobbly. Also USB C charging, and a clearer battery level indicator.
Have now fitted them both on the bars, so I have a backup in case of battery running low.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5853 on: December 25, 2020, 12:55:33 am »
A Samsung galaxy 2 Bluetooth heart rate monitor to use on Zwift. I've theory I put more effort into real life cycling than the virtual world. Other than the fan zwift doesn't do headwinds.

Apparently HRMs are a non-essential item so I changed it for a really, really cheapo model which probably lies about everything except the time and won't link to Zwift.
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5854 on: December 26, 2020, 04:54:04 am »
A pair of oversize lockrings to secure Shimano ultegra disc rotor to Miche DX hub.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5855 on: December 27, 2020, 12:41:59 pm »
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5856 on: December 28, 2020, 10:43:00 am »
A couple fistfuls of lights from PX and a gillet from reverse gear cycles.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5857 on: December 30, 2020, 09:46:04 am »
More like post-cycling stuff than cycling stuff.

A vibrator massage gun.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5858 on: December 30, 2020, 10:05:12 am »
A rack for the Brompton that I bought my wife for Christmas, so that she can more easily wheel it through tube stations when she is allowed to return to work  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5859 on: December 30, 2020, 11:42:47 am »
Why would a rack make it easier to wheel through tube stations?  My old Brommie had a rack that made it easier to carry sometimes.
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5860 on: December 30, 2020, 12:35:43 pm »
Why would a rack make it easier to wheel through tube stations?  My old Brommie had a rack that made it easier to carry sometimes.

If it's partially folded (rear triangle swung underneath) then the rack has wheels that make it easier to wheel along using the handlebars.   My Brompton has the rack wheels re-positioned on the outside of the rack to improve wheeling stability.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5861 on: December 30, 2020, 04:28:53 pm »
Why would a rack make it easier to wheel through tube stations?  My old Brommie had a rack that made it easier to carry sometimes.

If it's partially folded (rear triangle swung underneath) then the rack has wheels that make it easier to wheel along using the handlebars.   My Brompton has the rack wheels re-positioned on the outside of the rack to improve wheeling stability.

They have obviously improved it since mine.
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5862 on: December 30, 2020, 04:36:20 pm »
I believe the current generation of wheels are an improvement on older ones, and the rack certainly adds stability to the folded package, but I've never found trolleying a Brompton around on its easy wheels to be quick and controllable enough for a tube-station-like environment.  With four (or presumably three, on the L type) wheels in contact with the ground, it only wants to roll in a straight line.  Your instinct to lean it to steer, as you might a skateboard, just causes it to tip.  The best method I've found it to pick it up by the saddle and push it along on two wheels.

(If you've got luggage attached and pulling it by the handlebars as a shopping trolley, it's tolerable, as you aren't trying to maintain a brisk walk.)
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5863 on: December 31, 2020, 09:40:32 am »
I ordered these lights  https://www.rutlandcycling.com/487470/products/cateye-ampp-400-front-and-orb-rechargeable-rear-bike-light-set.aspx?utm_source=email&mc_cid=c5c6f1fdfd&mc_eid=32c19fb867 yesterday. I've not had rechargables before, but the price and a review I read made the offer seem worth taking up.

Now, just need to ride a bike...
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5864 on: December 31, 2020, 11:04:34 am »
More like post-cycling stuff than cycling stuff.

A vibrator massage gun.

I won a shiatsu massager in our work Christmas charity raffle a couple of years ago. Lots of sniggers from colleagues etc., and it ended up on a shelf.
But then I dug out when MrsH was having shoulder issues that a deep hard hand message helped on - it was amazing how good it is. We use it quite a lot now; it really does ease tight and knotted muscles in a couple of minutes.

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5865 on: December 31, 2020, 04:56:19 pm »
Ejendals Tegera 517 gloves. They are work gloves, but seem quite suitable for cycling. Supposed to be thermal and waterproof, will see how warm they are.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5866 on: January 04, 2021, 10:06:11 am »
Brooks Proofide

Just finished the tin on the bike I am using for Zwift.  Seems being indoors dries out leather.
Sic transit and all that..

Ruthie

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5867 on: January 06, 2021, 11:38:01 am »
Some eco cleaning solution, some Green Oil chain lube, and some proofide.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5868 on: January 09, 2021, 05:20:02 pm »
Some Jo Burt bar tape.. the bloke that doodles, and made an awesome illustrated long distance cycling book.


Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5869 on: January 09, 2021, 05:55:59 pm »
As it's extremely cold outside and cycling being restricted by the pandemic (me being of the extremely critically vulnerable category), I bought one of these, to be used on my bike whilst I workout on my rollers. https://youtu.be/YFQdLLKxiww
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5870 on: January 09, 2021, 06:57:35 pm »
Those rollers are very nifty!

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5871 on: January 09, 2021, 08:21:33 pm »
Those rollers are very nifty!
They cost me £825 back in 2009. Insideride have given permission for Elite to make similar ones
for the European market. One of those versions is about £350.

https://www.elite-it.com/en/products/home-trainers/rollers/quick-motion

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5872 on: January 09, 2021, 08:36:20 pm »
I've got the bog standard Elite rollers for lockdown - let's just say my attempts to try riding out of the saddle were more comical than effective  ;D