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TonyHetherington

31,853 posts

138 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
ChrisMCoupe said:
It's amazing you're off the Rapha site enough to get out on your bike wink
This is very true hehe

I also got 2 s/s tops in their sale (a super light weight and a club jersey) a month ago ready for my trip to Portugal - I must say, they were superb.

It's while I'm at work, browsing these sites with too much time at lunch thinking "that'd be nice, that'd be nice...oo that too", dreaming of tonight when I'll be back on the bike biggrin

TonyHetherington

31,853 posts

138 months

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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

664 posts

54 months

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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

31,853 posts

138 months

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Very nice! thumbup

doolie

124 posts

104 months

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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

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TonyHetherington

31,853 posts

138 months

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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

SkinnyBoy

4,577 posts

146 months

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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

3,226 posts

149 months

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After a thoroughly good soaking on Wednesday I finally invested in something marginally more waterproof than a jersey;


TonyHetherington

31,853 posts

138 months

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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

7,342 posts

134 months

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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

664 posts

54 months

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One of these:


HurryUpAndWait

845 posts

91 months

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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

3,608 posts

80 months

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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

3,286 posts

81 months

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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

3,188 posts

106 months

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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

534 posts

75 months

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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

5,572 posts

123 months

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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

1,519 posts

96 months

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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

1,689 posts

92 months

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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

3,286 posts

81 months

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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
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