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flying
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mkentik wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:30 pm
A gios compact from the 80s.To be dressed and made into a neo retro with an Italian pantographed groupset and parts.
To be continued
Excellent! :thumbup: :beerchug:

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nickf
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Stages Gen 3. This will be my first power meter. Added a total of 61g to my Red 22 exogram crank.

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by leejhayward

So Christmas came and went in my household and "santa" left me a huge bag of bike goodies to upgrade my 2017 Giant TCR:

Pro Vibe Superlight Aero Handlebars - Wow, these are beautiful. Struggling a bit with the DI2 installation, even though there are pre-installed cable guides, the cables (DI2 and brake) are still quite tight - I think this is down to the strengthed areas in the bars. I did actually pull through one of the guides after it had detacthed itself from the DI2 cable. It was a struggle to get it re-threaded but it's back in place. Just waiting for an extra 500mm DI2 cable to finish off the build.
Ultegra R8050 DI2 gearset upgrade - Upgrade from 105 stock fit. DI2 seems to be a marvel. May decide to upgrade the cranks and brakes in future.
Ti and carbon skewers - 44g down from the 140g stock Giants (First real Weight Weenie purchase)
Dura-ace BB86 Bottom Bracket - Simple upgrade from the Tiagra stock BB. Shaved a few grams off too.
Supakaz Bar Tape - Feels great and looks awesome. Perfect colour match with my bike too.
Hutchinson Galatik Fusion 11 Tubeless Tyres - These will go on my aero racewheels, not fitted yet but looking forward to giving them a spin out. Currently running Schwalbe Pro One V1s on my climbing wheels. They've been ok, but I have had a few punctures that haven't sealed and they're also quite permiable, so I do lose quite a lot of air. So decided to give the Hutchinson a roll.

Will post some pics of the full build, but so far very impressed and I'm hoping to come in less than 7.5kg for the full bike weight, which feels pretty good for a few fairly low cost updates.

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Kjetil
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Ow that Gios-Campagnolo. Lovely.
Bianchi-Campagnolo
The Specialissima

crazy brit
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Picked up a Kask Protone (euro version) while I was in the UK, semi aero and light ImageImage

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Not bought today but, for anyone interested, the weight of two rolls of fizik vento solocush tacky, including everything:

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KCookie
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Couldn't resist the discount offer. Now got to wait 7 months for cooler weather to try it out.Image

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Assos ss Equipe evo8 on sale:
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by moonoi

Just picked up some nice new wheels, shame the frame they are going on doesn’t arrive until March though

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7mesh Seymour

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Weight is 142.8g

Nice product, rolls up tightly to fit in a jersey pocket.

A better leg warmer if you will. It's in one piece, doesn't stop somewhere on the thigh, can also be worn over bibtights in the winter for some additional warmth.

Currently available for 30% discount at Bike24
https://www.bike24.de/p1346587.html

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Converted my cross wheels to tubeless.
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Islabikes Skinwall Cross Tyres Mavic tubeless tape & Milkit tubeless kit.

Works like a charm.


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Johnny Rad
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Garmin Edge 530 to replace 520 (weighs 14g more than the outgoing Garmin 520)

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flying
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Aeo wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:01 pm

Nice product, rolls up tightly to fit in a jersey pocket.

A better leg warmer if you will. It's in one piece, doesn't stop somewhere on the thigh, can also be worn over bibtights in the winter for some additional warmth.
Hahah bad enough we shave our legs now we also wear "hose" :D

7Mesh Semour Tight Men's Herren Hose

I had to laugh when I saw the name :lol: :lol:
But kidding aside it looks ike a quality product

Johnny Rad
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Bont Vaypor S update... an unplanned encounter with the road last season tore-up my previous Bont Helix shoes, so I replaced them with the reflective Reflex Vapor S a few months back and just now bought the standard Vaypor S. When the gray Reflex shoes showed-up more gray than expected (my bad), I kept my eyes peeled for a deal on the stadard white shoes. I'll wear the reflective ones in the early am and std white ones on other rides. Voila!

Weight-wise, everything's still in the same gram ballpark for sz 43 Helix, reflective Vaypor S and standard Vaypor S.

I never really cared for the single Boa adjustment of the Helix, so I'm fully back in the Vaypor S camp.

Helix, sz 43 [2019]
* 478g including 30g factory insoles

Reflex Vaypor S, sz 43 [2019]
* 516g/pair including 50g factory insoles (different design from Bont)

Vaypor S, sz 43 [2020]
* 490g/pair including 34g factory insoles

Vaypor S, sz 43 [2018]
* "just under 500g/pair" including ~30g factory insoles

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Johnny Rad wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:28 am
Johnny Rad wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:02 am

Bont Helix, sz 43 for next season
Verified, 478g/pair w/factory insoles (mfg claimed 520g/pair for sz 46.5)
Early indications from my feet are very positive - both feet have high hopes.

Replacing Bont Vaypor S
Verified, sub-500g/pair (and likely within a few grams of the Helix) w/factory insoles (mfg claimed 406g/pair)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36516&p=1222944&hil ... r#p1222944
Very good, but not perfect. Not as indestructible as the earlier Vaypor. Specifically, the toe protector is not tall enough to truly protect the "leather." Didn't have the perfect glass slipper feeling as the earlier Vaypor either. Still, a very good shoe.

Which replaced Bont Vaypor, sz 42.5 (old sizing convention)
Verified, 522g/pair w/factory insoles (mfg claimed 480g/pair)
Excellent shoes. Lasted something like 5 seasons as my primary shoe. Still pulling ative duty on the trainer. Just won't die.

Which replaced Bont A1, sz 42.5 (old sizing convention)
...but I digress other than to demonstrate I'm a Bont homer.

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Bont thread elsewhere on WW: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36516&p=1437817#p1437817
Replacing my Bont Helix, sz 43 with Bont Vaypor S Reflex, sz 43 in reflective silver / gray

My outgoing Helix were good, but not Vaypor S great. Seems the single wrap-around BOA made the top of the shoe a hair tight and the area around my toes a hair loose. If I hadn't previously worn the earlier-gen Vaypor or Vaypor S shoes, I don't think it would've been a deal at all; however, my feet voted for the Vaypor S with dual BOA adjustability.

Note the Bont Vaypor S Reflex in the background is the fairest representation of how the reflective silver / gray compares to white.

My new Vaypor S Reflex shoes are 257g (R) and 259g (L) with insoles (516g/pair). The Bont factory insoles for the outgoing Helix weighed 50g/pair (!!!) though the new Reflex insoles weighed "just" 30g/pair, so that makes the shoes-only sub-500g/pair.

Interestingly, the Helix insoles had more perforations than the Vaypor S Reflex insoles. Not sure one is any better than the other, but they're different though sized identically.

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bikeboy1tr
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Sorry Dropbox is being a real PITA. At least for me. Anyway purchased a Shimano Ultegra R8000 Chainset - 11 Speed - Black / 34/50 / 175mm 0.67kg
Northwave Himalaya Winter MTB Boots - Black / EU43 1.34kg
Smith Trace helmet W/Mipps in Med. 0.28kg
I would provide pics but Dropbox is not cooperating for me. Everything was onsale over the Xmas period.
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2018 Colnago V2R Rim Brake
2014 Norco Threshold Disc Brake
2012 Time RXRS Ulteam Rim Brake
2008 Time VXR Rim Brake
2006 Ridley Crosswind Rim Brake

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