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The official : "what have you bought today" topic

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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby onyourleft » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:56 pm

Kewl schwag!
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby dalai » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:33 pm

Used wired track SRM.

I'm getting the battery checked and the decal replaced tomorrow. A couple of Dura ace BB-7710 Octalinks bottom brackets are ordered and on the way too.

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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby jsmst32 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:43 pm

Tillquist uses tufo tape?! Good for him. All I hear about is how bad this stuff is. If I used tubulars I definately use the tape. Just seems easier.
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:00 pm

I use tufo tape, and a good source, high mileage rider tells me that there's absolutely nothing wrong with it, as long as you're not a weightweenie as it weighs a LOT more than glue :D
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby Tillquist » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:06 pm

Fibre-Lyte wrote:I use tufo tape, and a good source, high mileage rider tells me that there's absolutely nothing wrong with it, as long as you're not a weightweenie as it weighs a LOT more than glue :D


I can only agree with this post 8)
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:01 pm

Tape is crap. Plenty of tests out there that show that it rolls SLOWER than proper glue. :wink:
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:46 pm

It's a whole different topic, which I'm happy to get into if we start another thread but the rolling resistance tests are almost a lab experiment. True, any compliance increases rolling resistance therefore soft tape is more resistant than hard glue but compliance is also a factor meaning that a slightly softer ride will be better/more comfortable for the cyclist therefore it could be argued that overall, tape is better than glue on anything other than a track :wink:

(N.B. it is also possible for glue to be softer than tape, especially if applied incorrectly)
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby onyourleft » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:56 am

If you're too lazy to glue your tubs, then you should just use clinchers.
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:31 am

OK, looks like I directed this one off topic. Soooooooo........

I just bought some brand spankin' new Look Keo Blade pedals last week. They should be here by the end of this week I hope.

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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby Tillquist » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:10 pm

Just got a new toy

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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:53 pm

Keo Blades and a Garmin Edge 500. I'm not jealous of you two at all, in the slightest, one bit... :grin: 8)
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby Johnny Rad » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:49 am

I'll trade you a "limited edition" blue Garmin Edge 500 for your standard, run of the mill black 500!
Straight across. My loss is your gain. Ha ha!
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby Frisco » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:22 am

Edge Seatpost and KCNC headset

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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby jsmst32 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:55 pm

what's the post weighing in at? 190g as advertised?
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Re: The official : "what have you bought today" topic

Postby Frisco » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:55 am

nope, this one weighed in at 196g
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