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rainerhq
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My Domane will get this
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42cm; 237g
Domane
"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride"

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Will see what the "silk" fuzz is about :) A. Dugast Strada silk 27mm
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Also a light travel case when tripping with a car... Scicon Travel Plus Racing
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dim
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Specialized Turbo Cotton tyres .... I will use these with latex tubes

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Giant TCR
Canyon Endurace AL
Specialized Allez Sport

Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

Kask Protone 2.0, size M = 283g - barely too small for my melon

Kask Protone 2.0, size L = 285g - just right, give or take

Replacing my Catlike Whisper (not Mixino), size L = 240g

Wondering about a Speci Prevail II...

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Klaster_1
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1. Sram RED FD, because the FM079 frame doesn't clear FD-9000 good enough. Wonder how it'll work with Shimano front shifter.
2. A pair of 1.5USD glasses from Ali to replace a more expensive Oakley Radar knockoff because resin has degraded into sticky mess on these. I expected the mold to be the same, but the new frame is actually a 1cm more narrow, which is good, but arms and lens have different design, which disappoints me, but I can still live with.
3. Replacement hoods for ST-RS685, because same sticky resin issue.
4. A Carbon Works cage to help with those last grams in order to drop my FS MTB under 9kg.

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Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...

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kgt wrote:Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...
+1

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Klaster_1
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kgt wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:21 am
Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...
Why exactly? I use glasses only to protect against debris, branches and insects, the actual sunlight never caused me any inconvenience.

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kgt wrote:Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...
+10000


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kgt wrote:Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...
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kgt wrote:Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...
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kgt wrote:Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...
+10000
I want to know when a stone flicked up by a truck at God knows what speed hits my glasses, it won't penetrate the lense. I also want decent non distorted vision.


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by kgt

Klaster1 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:17 am
kgt wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:21 am
Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...
Why exactly? I use glasses only to protect against debris, branches and insects, the actual sunlight never caused me any inconvenience.
It's not just sunlight but UV radiation that you should protect your eyes from.

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TonyM
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One of the many reasons not to go cheap with the sunglasses when biking....


http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/lates ... ash-327144

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by Fiery

Cheap safety glasses are impact tested, and having polycarbonate lenses offer 100% protection from UV. So it is possible to get two out of three for one tenth of the price if one is so inclined (optics of the expensive glasses are still superior).

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