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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:59 am
robertbb wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 3:14 am
kgt wrote:
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ND4SPD wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:18 pm
More gear:

I was in dilemma between Gaerne G.STILO and Giro Empire SLX, Gaerne are a little more comfortable, and it seems to me they are made a little better...
No doubt about this. Gaerne are better quality shoes than any model from Giro.
This is a really big call. Got anything to back it up?

It's a big claim, but it's true for the most part. I own shoes from both brands. I wear my Giros primarily because they fit my feet slightly better, but there's no doubt in my mind the Gaernes are made to a better standard with better materials. Gaerne shoes are handmade in Italy down the street from Sidi and AlpineStars. They all know how to make beefy shoes that will take a beating on a motorcycle. Gaerne does not care about making lightweight shoes. They don't use glue where metal fasteners should be used instead. Their micro-tex feels a lot more like leather than what Giro uses. My Giros have had minor issues with longevity. The heel lugs on my Prolight Techlace fell off. The carbon sole on my Empire SLX started to separate from the upper around my pinky toe.
I've learned not to compare brand to brand, but to compare product to product. In this era of new, new, new all brands are guilty of bringing poor(er) quality products to market. The Giro Factor Techlace is the best shoe I've ever owned and way better than everything else I tried on - including models from some of the brands listed.

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I agree with Robertbb completely. I have a pair of Giro Techlace as well as @ pair of Prolights and absolutely love them, but I'm not hard on shoes. I have been cycling for 45 years and had worn virtually every popular make ever made (including Gaerne), as well as a few customs. Shoes are like saddles. Everyone eventually (hopefully) settles on their favorite. I am sticking with the lightweight, soft and flexible upper of Giro for now! Have not had a heel problem, but had to replace many, many Sidi heels over the years. Second favorite is Crono.

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Sorry! I didn't realize this was on a "what have you bought a today" thread. I am sure this is meant to imply tell everyone what you bought.....not evaluate a choice or critique a product line.

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Garmin Varia RTL510 taillight radar. Bought this yesterday and took it for a first ride today. I’m impressed.

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Woohoo!!! Almost done!!! Just need to wait until next week when the decals are painted onto the Enve Road 2.0 fork. Haha!!!

This really isn't a weight weenie frame, and I'm going to use very functional and stylish (imho) but not weight weenie parts. So would it be cool if I do a write-up with pics?

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Northwave Extreme RR size 44 Probikekit. Normally I take a 43 but they have been progressively making them narrower. 43.5 might have been good enough but didn't want to chance it. Image

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Berzin1 wrote:Woohoo!!! Almost done!!! Just need to wait until next week when the decals are painted onto the Enve Road 2.0 fork. Haha!!!

This really isn't a weight weenie frame, and I'm going to use very functional and stylish (imho) but not weight weenie parts. So would it be cool if I do a write-up with pics?

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Recommended by fitter during my recent Retül fitting.

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Because some stuff needs to be hammered down sometimes

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Because I was told recently all derailer adjustments start with making sure the hanger is straightImageImage

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The weather in FL has been cool out for the past couple of months, so trainer work has been tolerable in the garage temp wise. The heat just came back with a vengeance. So, installed a temporary solution (portable A/C) as I have my house for sale and didn’t want to invest $3-4K in a permanent A/C. We will see how well it works, but has to be better than the 90+ temps I had there 3 days ago!!

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dgasmd wrote: Image
Because some stuff needs to be hammered down
Needs to be bigger. Image
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Calnago wrote: Needs to be bigger. Image
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Got some hammers too but not going to use on bike even it would need one good hit... :lol: Propably not many blacksmith don't do these rock hammers anymore becouse this older gentlemen from small village in Lapland is selling alot of these all over world as much he can forge. Made from speciel steel.

Couple days and new frame should arrive. Need order Lupina, C-bear BB and some small bits to get it ready.

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dgasmd wrote:
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The weather in FL has been cool out for the past couple of months, so trainer work has been tolerable in the garage temp wise. The heat just came back with a vengeance. So, installed a temporary solution (portable A/C) as I have my house for sale and didn’t want to invest $3-4K in a permanent A/C. We will see how well it works, but has to be better than the 90+ temps I had there 3 days ago!!
Very interested to hear how this goes, how many kW? My trainer is also relegated to the garage which gets very hot in summer here in Australia. Like you Im hesitant to drop 3k on a split system that will only get used for an hour or two every few days.

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