Author Topic: Bought any cycling stuff today?  (Read 497637 times)

mcshroom

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5550 on: February 22, 2019, 07:09:25 pm »
Very nice. Seems to be something missing, though... ;D
It's from ebay. I think the seller left it unattended in that car park too long :D
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5551 on: February 22, 2019, 07:41:36 pm »
Very nice....both.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5552 on: February 23, 2019, 12:58:54 pm »
I originally posted this on the "cycling stuff you haven't bought today" thread, but...eventually it came into stock in the UK. I have succumbed. :-[


This unit approves....
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5553 on: February 23, 2019, 06:45:36 pm »
The Moulton has an occasional propensity to drop the chain with the 9sp Dura-Ace rear mech (spring must be softer than the 10sp 105 mech), so I bought a chain catcher.  £27 seemed rather expensive but it does bolt straight onto the braze-on, does the job and doesn't look as bad as an unused front mech.  Only 25g.  That's over a quid a gram.
Never tell me the odds.

Kim

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5554 on: February 23, 2019, 09:29:06 pm »
I originally posted this on the "cycling stuff you haven't bought today" thread, but...eventually it came into stock in the UK. I have succumbed. :-[


This unit approves....

This unit has seen the image again on an appropriately gamma-corrected monitor and determined that it isn't in fact blue.  I was worried for a moment.
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SoreTween

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5555 on: February 24, 2019, 09:09:10 am »
Rival hydraulic brake upgrade for Sally the gravel bike.
2018 targets: Survive
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5556 on: February 26, 2019, 08:35:53 pm »
A bike.
For Miss Dan the Younger's birthday. 🙊
In black.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5557 on: March 01, 2019, 06:35:42 pm »
Disc rotors. I opted for Ultegra over 105, purely because they look cooler. Not as cool as Dura-Ace, but the cost/coolness ratio of those is just too much.

Kim

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5558 on: March 01, 2019, 06:52:59 pm »
Disc rotors. I opted for Ultegra over 105, purely because they look cooler. Not as cool as Dura-Ace, but the cost/coolness ratio of those is just too much.

Another thing with disc rotors is that some sound cooler than others:  The stock BB7 ones are pretty quiet, but the Disco Brakes somethingorother I've got on the front of the Streetmachine makes a pleasing *ththththththth* noise, which is just the thing for startling roadies who think it's a good idea to overtake the recumbent rider just before the top of the hill.   8)
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5559 on: March 02, 2019, 03:42:05 pm »
Today's purchase was a seatpost. It's not particularly exciting.

Kim

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5560 on: March 02, 2019, 03:43:13 pm »
Today's purchase was a seatpost. It's not particularly exciting.

A highly desirable feature in a seatpost.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5561 on: March 02, 2019, 09:07:08 pm »
Some tubeless valves and rim tape.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5562 on: March 03, 2019, 03:35:29 pm »
Pair of Spesh BG gel gloves in their sale.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5563 on: March 03, 2019, 03:44:41 pm »
New panniers (Altura Dryline 56L) as my current panniers are starting to split at the seams, probably because I kept trying to stuff too much football kit (balls, bibs, boots, etc) in them and they were only 40L.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Gattopardo

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5564 on: March 03, 2019, 05:39:43 pm »
Bought a cycling top and noticed that it is actually a ladies top. 

Does it make that much difference as shape wise doesn't look like it.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5565 on: March 04, 2019, 01:48:33 pm »
New panniers (Altura Dryline 56L) as my current panniers are starting to split at the seams, probably because I kept trying to stuff too much football kit (balls, bibs, boots, etc) in them and they were only 40L.

Blimey, ordered 3pm on a Sunday and delivered (for free, via Collect+) at 1.30pm the next day. Off to collect them when my legs have recovered from today's run.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5566 on: March 06, 2019, 03:23:58 pm »
Two unused Sturmey-Archer 18T, 12-spline sprockets.  I can finally use the 12-spline driver and lockring I've had all these years.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5567 on: March 06, 2019, 03:43:11 pm »
Couple of Vittoria 35mm touring tyres at £8 each. Be interesting to see what impact the Graphene has on visitations and longevity.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5568 on: March 06, 2019, 07:46:29 pm »
An 11sp Ultegra compact chainset to replace the worn out 10sp Campag Centaur that had done 20,000+ miles on the Dirty Disco and many more on a couple of Enigmas.
Shifting seems to be marginally better and I now have an all Shimano drive-train.


Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5569 on: March 06, 2019, 08:37:07 pm »
A centre lock to 6 bolt disc adaptor for my dyno-wheel. 
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5570 on: March 08, 2019, 05:13:26 am »
Ordered, actually, not sure when they'll arrive.

One of these: https://www.niterider.com/product/6787-lumina-dual-1800/

and one of these: https://www.niterider.com/product/5091-omega-300/

My oldest bike (1988 Marinoni w/ Columbus SL tubing) will be used for commuting when the weather warms up, and I intend to see and be seen when I ride.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5571 on: March 09, 2019, 09:26:17 am »
Two large flange Campag Nuovo Tipo hubs, which I was assured by the seller were perfectly smooth.  Rough as a buzzard's crutch and the rear one has been bodged with an axle, cone and locknuts from another make of hub (it's not even a 10mm x 26tpi axle, and of course the cone curvature will be wrong for the Campag cups).  So they're going back today.  Usual Bay of Thieves crapshoot.
Never tell me the odds.

robgul

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5572 on: March 17, 2019, 04:46:15 pm »
Having seen the thread tpday about Ortleib pannier pockets I've just ordered one to attach to my new YELLOW Back Roller Classics - I shall be watching the YouTube video about attaching them

I may be tempted to buy a second one if I like the first one.

Rob

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5573 on: March 17, 2019, 06:33:29 pm »
An adaptor for thru axles to use on my truing stand, and a pair of rocking-horse-shit rare M9 connector bolts (for fitting hydraulic  hose to ST8070 brifters) which are coming from Taiwan. That’s my Domane build stymied for a while.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)