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pdlpsher1
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Well good luck on your attempt. Knowledge is valuable so you’ll be in good hands.


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pdlpsher1 wrote:Well good luck on your attempt. Knowledge is valuable so you’ll be in good hands.


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Many thanks. Appreciated.

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KCookie wrote:
pdlpsher1 wrote:
KCookie wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:15 am
Cant believe I've purchased so many heavy parts considering the amount of money I've spent making my bike lighter. All items are for an Everest challenge.
That's a lot of money spent for an Everest challenge. I'm also thinking about an Everest challenge this year. I already have a 11-40 cassette. I think that will be low enough with a 34 front. As for the GPS you can just recharge it while you take breaks. There's no need to get a bigger GPS. Normally with Everesting you would have a car close by with supplies. I assume your Everest attempt will be at least 6 months away since you are in the southern hemisphere?
I know, let's hope I don't fail. I'm riding with a mate and it will be his 9th with a lot of knowledge on equipment needed so I'm in good hands. Breaking wise 11 for 15-20mins, so not enough time for my 520. GPS was only $150 and will last 30hrs. Nope riding next Saturday. Going to be cold so the Jacket will be perfect, again another bargain at $230.

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If it helps I did an Everest on a 520 with no problems as it can charge whilst it’s operating. I plugged an external battery pack in for a few reps and Velcro strapped it to the stem and it recharged fully. Have fun


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tomh79 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:04 am
audioblazer wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:31 pm
liam7020 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:56 am
audioblazer wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 am
SPEXCEL 2018 NEW Bright Orange Top Quality Short sleeve cycling jersey pro team aero cut with Newest Seamless process road mtb. This particular solid color series . Look what I found on AliExpress
http://s.aliexpress.com/2MJr2aUz
The cargo bibs is not so good . Not so flexible & thread easily broken . However it’s pretty cheap & useable
Have you bought one of these? If so can you give me some idea of the sizing? Cheers.
Equivalent to Rapha core or classic size even though it’s rated as aero . Pretty stretchable but not the bibs
And Castelli? Currently have a XL Castelli jersey
Tried Castelli Aero race 5.1 jersey . S, my usual size is way too small for me . If ur on XL Castelli , I suspect Spexcel, L is good enough

dim
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by dim

Not a weighweenie bike, but I've been looking for a very long time for a Miyata 1000 touring bike .... regarded by many (including Sheldon Brown) as the best Touring bike ever made and these are regarded as a 'holy grail' bike :D

Found one in my size from a seller in Germany .... in mint condition and for a price of 549 Euros plus 80 Euros shipping with DHL .... I am delighted!!

I will change the wheels to HED Belgium Plus and add a Son 28 dynamo hub with lights .... change the saddle and upgrade the groupset etc ... This will be my winter bike and used for some audax rides

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Wow it has Shimano Biopace rings on it. It must be a few years old now.
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving"-Albert Einstein
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dim
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bikeboy1tr wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Wow it has Shimano Biopace rings on it. It must be a few years old now.
1980's ... its old :P
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ND4SPD
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ND4SPD wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Carnac Aura helmet:

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Very nice helmet (IMHO), with normal price tag...

They have other helmets, Carnac Notus is a copy of Specialized Evade:

https://www.cyclist.co.uk/buying-guides ... ng-helmets

https://thefairlyaveragecyclist.wordpress.com/2018/09/

Carnac Kronus Time Trial Helmet also had a good review:

https://road.cc/content/review/229107-c ... ial-helmet

etc...

One more interesting thing that I have read:
I had good fun sourcing those mountainbike helmets on one of my last trips to China for Planet X.

We had found the factory at a show and went to visit to see what their manufacturing processes were like.

The showroom with all the different models in was rammed, and the couple we chose we were told were good. “Bell also choose this model” said the salesperson.
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I'm not surprised, maybe it's like with TV panels, 90% of them are from the same factory...
kgt wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:21 pm

I am always tempted to get one to see what it is all about. Please tell us about its weight, fit and quality of pads and straps after you wear it on a few rides.
Reporting back :) This helmet scored 9/10 Gold Award in BikesEtc Magazine Nov 2016

But I don't believe in most of the tests until I try something for myself.

I really like this helmet... Fit is excellent, pads and straps as well. I forget it's on my head.

Like you see in the pictures, size L, and on the label it says it is 230 +/-10g

I have weighted it for you:

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246 grams, so not exactly 230 +/-10g, but close enough, and weight-wise it's on pair with the most expensive helmets from Kask, Giro, Bell, Poc, Specialized, Bontrager, Lazer, etc...

Downsides, it is a little bit noisy when the speeds are over 40 km/h, but it's helmet with many openings/vents, not an aero helmet, so I don't think that is a downside, all similar summer helmets with many openings/vents are a little noisy in higher speeds.

Last expensive helmet I have briefly tried was Limar Air Pro:

https://limar.com/shop/cycling-en/air-pro/?lang=en

It is a very nice helmet, and it costs 250 EUR.

Carnac Aura was 40 GBP.

All helmets are made with EPS liner (Expanded polystyrene) which is basically crushable foam. All helmets on the market must pass tests to be sold, EU standard is EN-1078. OK, there is design, some aero tweaks, but comparing to let's say Limar Air Pro, that is a lot of a price difference, and I think most of the money is just for the name.

My opinion is that this helmet is on pair with more expensive helmets...

It was Planet X's most expensive helmet (excluding their time trial helmet) but for some reason Planet X does not offer this helmet anymore (one mont ago you could still buy it from them). You still (for now) have it on planetxireland:

http://planetxireland.com/products-page ... ad-helmet/

But the price is now 70 EUR (on sale, it was 80 EUR).

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Thanks for the review!

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by nickcube

Just got some nice lumiere kit, real good for the price!
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by peted76

Just price matched and purchased a DA 9150 full groupset with online prices at my local bike shop, excited to try 165mm cranks! (Currently on 170's can't think it'll make a huge difference.. but hey more my size for sure).

Big purchase for me, excited for the shiny!

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Garmin Edge 830. First impression- holy shit, this thing is huge compared to my 520. Second impression- holy shit, Garmin software is crap. I wasn't able to pair it to the Garmin Connect app on my iPhone. Then I Googled for a solution and found a YouTube video on pairing with an 800. After you turn off WiFi on your phone you'll be able to pair it using LTE. Voila and it worked.

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New helmet -> Abus Airbreaker
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2 pair Attaquer gloves before they are sold out :D

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Two bottles NixFrixShun chain lube.
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Kjetil wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:31 am
Two bottles NixFrixShun chain lube.
The best. End of story.

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