The official : "what have you bought today" topic

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Ypuh
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by Ypuh

Some new tools:
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And a new set of cranks to replace the GXP ones:
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Cervelo S3 - 7.35kg

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Johnny Rad
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bilwit wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:33 pm
FYI I have a couple of the covers and they consistently make my power signal drop. In fact I have three of them and they all cause the same behavior which is only solved by putting the native cover on. I think it has something to do with the inside of the lid only having that little foil piece glued on.
Um, I sadly encountered that today... my Garmin picked-up the Quarq to calibrate it then lost the signal and the crank light wouldn't come on. I solved it, as you would expect, by replacing the Hopp cover with the OEM cover.

I'm going to reach out to Hopp and see what they recommend...
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desperado95219
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I'm going to reach out to Hopp and see what they recommend...
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Please let us know what they say!

kervelo
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by kervelo

Tyres for my new Aspero.

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jspaceman
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robbosmans wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:02 am
Jealous, my elite suite that I ordered is due for delivery in January Image
I lucked out. I live in a small town and there aren't a lot of cyclists in this area and thus less demand for smart trainers I guess. The only bike shop in the area had this Kickr v5 in stock for the past two months. It was still available so I grabbed it.

I was in the city a couple of weeks ago and checked two bike shops down there. The first place was completely sold out, the second just had a Kickr bike (nice, but too expensive for me) and a couple of Saris H3's left. If Wahoo hadn't of put out a new Kickr this year I might have gone for the H3, as it has similar specs to the previous generation Kickr and is much cheaper.

I emailed a couple of other bike shops and they aren't expecting any stock until December at the earliest.

COVID has really put these things in short supply.

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ultimobici
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jspaceman wrote: I lucked out. I live in a small town and there aren't a lot of cyclists in this area and thus less demand for smart trainers I guess. The only bike shop in the area had this Kickr v5 in stock for the past two months. It was still available so I grabbed it.

COVID has really put these things in short supply.
How on earth does anyone keep a Kickr in stock for 2 days let alone 2 months!? Had 10 on Wednesday & sold out by Friday morning.


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jaibautista
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After raising a ruckus with the online platform where I bought the fake 105 R7000 pedals, I finally received the refund (took more than a month to issue said refund). So i did the next best thing: purchase a legit pair of Shimano pedals (this time the Ultegra PD-R8000s):

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After trying them this morning, I realized that I could not discern any difference compared to my three-year-old (but still going stong and still feeling bnew) pair of Dura-Ace PD-R9000s. Since the PD-R9100s do not feature a third set of needle bearings unlike before, I couldn't justify spending extra for the "latest" DAs; besides, pricing here in Manila (where I live) for a bnew pair of original Ultegras is very competitive (~USD125). Should've bought them a lot sooner! :D

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C36
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Getting ready for the “I want to ride during my 2 weeks x-mass vacations in the alps”...

If this is not enough... then not sure what to do...

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robbosmans
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C36 wrote:Getting ready for the “I want to ride during my 2 weeks x-mass vacations in the alps”...

If this is not enough... then not sure what to do...

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2018: Cannondale SSevo2HM : 5860g
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I just got the legalz 2, best overshoes I have ever had, really impressed

MichaelK
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Finally getting some things together for carbon repair. Hope to be making more exciting bits by the end of the year.

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C36
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robbosmans wrote: I just got the legalz 2, best overshoes I have ever had, really impressed
They are so different from anything else that exist that I am “almost” looking for my first ride under the rain... for the gloves I hope they are not too ‘spongy”...


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velomane
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by velomane

For those of you about to use Spatzwear, please report back with coldest temperatures you endured with them. Where I am, it isn't wet, just 5-10 below zero celcius. It's always my hands and feet that limit my ride.

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velomane wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:21 am
For those of you about to use Spatzwear, please report back with coldest temperatures you endured with them. Where I am, it isn't wet, just 5-10 below zero celcius. It's always my hands and feet that limit my ride.
better yet start a thread on the subject.
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rukomasa
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by rukomasa

Not much options in the maket but finally found a dual side power meter for my gravel bike.
Powerbox 48/32 172.5mm

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robbosmans
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rukomasa wrote:Not much options in the maket but finally found a dual side power meter for my gravel bike.
Powerbox 48/32 172.5mm

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A spider based powermeter is not really a dual sided powermeter, it measures total power and then estimates L/R

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