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The "what bike bits have you just bought" thread

The "what bike bits have you just bought" thread

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TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

157 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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louiebaby said:
To (badly) quote Grease, I don't drink (much), or smoke, or spend lots on hair cuts. I don't feel too bad about spending a bit on bike gear. Everyone has to have a vice of some sort. wink
Very true, and very fine point made smile

donfisher

744 posts

73 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Picked up a 2010 CAAD9 last night. It’s new to me anyway. Looking forward to spending Saturday morning getting it to fit and then going out to wobble about before joining The SPD Club.

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

157 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Very nice! thumbup

doolie

165 posts

123 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Bryton 35E GPS unit, on its way from SportsPursuit (bargain @£75) - http://www.wiggle.co.uk/bryton-rider-35e-gps-cycle...

Lezyne Alloy pump for the road bike

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

157 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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The Rapha Merino knee warmers arrived yesterday. My new favorite thing. Chilly ride out last night, but they were superb - really chuffed with them. I'd want to be for £45, mind hehe
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SkinnyBoy

4,635 posts

165 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I bought some Après Vélo clothing to bum around in. The email i received stating the shipment progress was amusing.


It is my pleasure to inform you that your Après Vélo order has been dispatched from the Land of the Devoted and Home of the Insane, where our Temple of Vélove resides.

You will be pleased to know that I personally supervised our production team as they meticulously printed your garment and delicately hand stitched it with the very finest cotton threads from far away lands. I then observed as it was given a luxurious wash in the finest of Italian stone baths filled with our secret recipe of 7 essential softening oils, to inspire feelings of comfort and tranquillity when wearing your most cherished Après Vélo item.

It was with great delight that I witnessed our highly trained expert from Japan check the seams and quality of your prized possession so that when you wear it for all the world to see, you look magnificent and represent our noble sport of cycling with “cool” credibility. I watched as they meticulously inserted our care label and canvas swing tag, and then delicately pressed and folded your garment. Your order was then carried proudly aloft to our packaging temple, where our white-gloved staff gently packed your “work of art”.

I could only smile as it was collected by six fine cycle couriers resplendent in Après Vélo gear. The clattering of 100 cowbells & cheering from staff was deafening, as your order was cycled away to our depot for collection by our transport company. We are blissfully exhausted, but look forward to hopefully inspiring you once again with our passion for all things cycling.
Thank-you once again, we truly appreciate that it is you, our customer, that puts the carb-rich food on our table.

The Big Cog and the Après Vélo team


Edited by SkinnyBoy on Friday 5th October 14:26

MadDad

3,629 posts

168 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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After a thoroughly good soaking on Wednesday I finally invested in something marginally more waterproof than a jersey;


TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

157 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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SkinnyBoy said:
I bought some Après Vélo clothing to bum around in. The email i received stating the shipment progress was amusing.
I love it when companies have a sense of humor. Perfect!

IroningMan

8,104 posts

153 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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On-One track chainset, BB, chain and saddle from Planet-X..

1" threaded Tange Headset, long-drop brakes, 18t cog and spacers en route from VeloSolo.

105 Pedals and no-name seatpost due from CRC.

The difference in cost between this and a new SS bike is going to be rather smaller than I anticipated.

donfisher

744 posts

73 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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One of these:


HurryUpAndWait

901 posts

110 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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IroningMan said:
The difference in cost between this and a new SS bike is going to be rather smaller than I anticipated.
All part of the fun!

slomax

3,928 posts

99 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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just bought some brake levers to go on my retro bike. The original Wienmann ones are like knife blades when riding on the hoods no matter what i do. Also got an old mouse mat to make some custom bar pads for under the tape and some new brake cables.

Also on the look out for a 120mm Quill stem and a longer seatpost as the one i have is only 180mm i think. Not sure on size yet, but gonna get some calipers to find out in the next week.

Superhoop

3,952 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Just received and fitted a Ritchey carbon stem, carbon headset specers and a Ritchey carbon seat post to fit to my Wilier Izoard XP xenon. It looks lovely now

Also looking at some new wheels to replace the Fulcrum 5's, but not sure what to replace them with, any suggestions? Looking at a budget of £500 ish

BadgerBenji

3,510 posts

125 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Superhoop said:
Just received and fitted a Ritchey carbon stem, carbon headset specers and a Ritchey carbon seat post to fit to my Wilier Izoard XP xenon. It looks lovely now
Well take some pictures and share them :P

Mike 820

535 posts

94 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Just swapped out the bottom bracket on my single speed.
As you can see the old one was completely shot.


TKF

6,232 posts

142 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I know this is the "just bought" thread but I've just totted up my purchases since I began road cycling in Feb.

2011 Specialized Allez Sport Compact
Shimano R540 SPD SL Road Pedals
Shimano R087 2011 Road Shoe
Charge Spoon Saddle
Bontrager Race Lite Cage x2
Specialized Big Mouth Water Bottle x2
Specialized All Condition Armadillo Tyres
Specialized Inner Tubes
Cateye VC Wireless Cadence Cycle Computer
Genuine Innovations Ultraflate Plus
Genuine Innovations Air Cartridge 16g Twin Pack
Specialized BG Ridge Glove
Altura Progel Asymetrix 2011 Mitt
Altura Etape Gilet
Altura Etape Long Sleeve Jersey
Altura Airstream Short Sleeve Jersey
Campagnolo Thunder Long Sleeve Jersey
Altura Mens Nevis Waterproof Jacket
Gore Phantom II SO Windproof Jacket
Gore Xenon Socks
Sombrio Merino Socks
Endura Overshoes
dhb Aeron Cycling Bib Short
Altura Ergofit Windproof Bib Tights
Nike baselayers
Louis Garneau Quartz Helmet
Louis Garneau Wind Heaband
Cateye HL130/TL130 Light
Lezyne Super Drive 450 Light
Garmin Forerunner 410
BTwin glasses
BikeHut Tool Kit
BikeHut Track Pump
Specialized Mini Pump
Aldi Bike Stand
Topeak Tribag
Specialized Saddle Bag

Cheap hobby, this...

gazza285

2,702 posts

115 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I appear to have just bought most of a cyclocross bike, anybody have any wheels for sale? 8 speed Shimano freehub preferably.

littleandy0410

1,735 posts

111 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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louiebaby said:
That looks good, but you might be wise to give the following a sneaky try too:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte...

For only £3 more...
Just ordered one of these. No excuse for no night rides now!


Superhoop

3,952 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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BadgerBenji said:
Well take some pictures and share them :P
Just waiting for another spacer to turn up, and then I'll stick some up on the show us your bike thread

evosticks

234 posts

126 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Picked this up from my lbs this week and I'm very impressed with it. Just back from a 30 mile ride and it's head and shoulders above my old Carrera Crossfire 2