Author Topic: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?  (Read 4549 times)

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2018, 01:23:00 pm »
Pair of 28mm Contis. Dunno if I will, there's a trim router I want for not much more.
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Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2018, 08:04:11 pm »
A set of Cyclus head tube facing and fork crown cutting tools.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2018, 08:39:51 pm »
Further to post elsewhere, a puncture repair outfit.
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Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2018, 09:03:28 pm »
Some carbon tubular wheels and some isocore bars.
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Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
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Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2018, 10:48:55 am »
I haven't bought Chairman Al's disc-braked, nose- and tail-faired, Rohloff-equipped Kingcycle, mostly because it's too small.
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Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #55 on: August 09, 2018, 04:28:32 pm »
But now you've given it a good coat of looking at I suspect the genesis of a cunning plan . . .
VELOMANCER

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

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2018, 01:10:14 pm »
[Fx: Mr. Larrington maintains a dignified silence ]
VELOMANCER

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

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2018, 07:07:17 pm »
I was watching a brand new Park BTS-1 BB facing and tapping set on eBay starting at £230 (less than half price).  It went for that, too.  But the seller, despite having 100% feedback, couldn't spell or punctuate and it smelt of scam.
Never tell me the odds.

Mr Larrington

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Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2018, 10:51:03 am »
[Fx: Mr. Larrington maintains a dignified silence ]

Turns out it's only got a disc brake on the back.  And it's too small.  It's have to be, coz Chairman Al is a midget.
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2018, 11:24:25 am »
Job.B's ICE tandem trike.  It's lovely, but we've got nowhere to store it, let alone transport it.

(Also pointedly ignoring the Kingcycle.)
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #60 on: August 14, 2018, 11:57:46 am »
an ICE Full Fat, because a) I would be killed utterly to DETH by Dr Beardy (Mrs) if it showed up at Beardy's burrow and its a little bit too small to hide, and b) its a bit of a one trick pony and although it would be fun cycling on the beaches and in the dunes, getting it there would be a pain.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2018, 12:07:04 pm »
I'd be interested to know how many of those they actually sell.  I mean, evidently enough for them to start producing them commercially, but I can't help thinking it's mostly a crowd-pleaser at trade shows.
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #62 on: August 14, 2018, 12:08:04 pm »
I am eyeing up winter cycling kit in the expectation that now is a better time to buy than early November.

More specifically, bib tights.

I have my eye on these https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLPXFLSRBT/planet-x-flanders-superroubaix-bib-tight which're £40, but my current much loved bib shorts are by Decathlon. They do a tights version for £60 https://www.decathlon.co.uk/900-warm-cycling-bib-tights-black-id_8396396.html which would have the same pad and material as the shorts version, so I am thinking of sucking it up and paying the £20 difference for consistency's sake.

Only complication is I'm assuming you can't make one pair of bib tights last all week so I'll probably need two sets, which raises the stakes a bit. £80 to Planet X or £120 to Decathlon? Arrrgh!
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2018, 01:33:14 pm »
A Marin Fairfax SC3 hybrid. https://www.cyclesurgery.com/p/marin-fairfax-sc3-2018-Q3214220.html?colour=1933

Apparently I've won it in a Red Bull Strava commute promotion. Not really sure what to do as I commute on fixed with drops and don't have room to store the bikes we have, let alone another.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #64 on: August 14, 2018, 05:27:32 pm »
Send it to the guy at Will It Blend?
Never tell me the odds.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #65 on: August 14, 2018, 08:08:57 pm »
It seems I am so unhip that I hadn't heard of Will It Blend until this very Google.

I have until Friday to advise them which frame size I want.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2018, 08:47:45 pm »
It seems I am so unhip that I hadn't heard of Will It Blend until this very Google.

I have until Friday to advise them which frame size I want.
Large of course. Then you can give it to me as a retirement pressie.  :D
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2018, 12:55:35 pm »
It is going to a workmate for his commute as that seemed appropriate for something won by cyclecommuting.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2018, 11:48:29 pm »
A Rapha winter collar in the sale: by the time I'd finished umming and ahhing over whether it was worth getting another one once the postage charges were added on, they'd sold out.

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2018, 04:35:05 pm »
Still haven't bought a new commuting hack bike (Pinnacle Neon 1).

Current hackbike is intent on not falling to bits and surprises me with its lazarus-esque results from minimal maintenance.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #70 on: August 22, 2018, 08:51:06 pm »
Job.B's ICE tandem trike.  It's lovely, but we've got nowhere to store it, let alone transport it.

Barakta has now become aware of, and joined me in not buying this.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #71 on: August 24, 2018, 10:01:31 pm »
Job.B's ICE tandem trike.  It's lovely, but we've got nowhere to store it, let alone transport it.

Barakta has now become aware of, and joined me in not buying this.
i think one (and tother*) doth protest to much.

* though the tother is siping it silently.

 ;D
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fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #72 on: August 29, 2018, 12:13:26 am »
Almost bought a Sonder Camino Al. With the 15% discount, seems quite reasonably priced for the spec. Though I have several bikes already which need some work done, and haven't been used in ages, so I should get them sorted out first.
Might buy a Sonder sometime anyway. Maybe there will be a new version soon?

Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2018, 06:58:24 pm »
I haven't bought this bar tape:



Nor this matching saddle (though if Spesh produced an Oura or Romin in that colour scheme, I probably would have done!):



I do wish these bike companies would stop bringing out such pretty stuff at the moment. Won't they think of my poor bank balance? :'(


Re: What cycling stuff have you not bought today?
« Reply #74 on: October 14, 2018, 08:21:57 pm »
Not purchased list grows:-

1. Pinnacle Neon 1 (new commuter/hack bike)
2. Altura Dryline 2 56L panniers (my current ones are falling apart and on their 3rd tactical application of duck tape).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."