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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:26 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:24 pm 
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Saddle harwest of the last couple of months.
The blue Flite titanium saddles, are as hard to come by as they get, at least in good condition, and I really wanted one for my CAAD 5 Team USA ride.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:45 pm 
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I just picked up at Cannondale SilkRoad 800 in Zurich.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:42 pm 
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OH goodie Friday thread fodder!

Brake porn :lol:


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Sadly those brakes, hit the brake porn meter, roughly where Merkel would end up in a miss wet t shirt contest.

......the frame on the other hand, is out of this world, and will indeed be Friday thread fodder, and at that point I promise brake porn!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:44 pm 
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Magura wrote:
Sadly those brakes, hit the brake porn meter, roughly where Merkel would end up in a miss wet t shirt contest.


This is the best thing I've read on the internet, ever. :lol:

Nice bike, congrats!


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Sig worthy for sure :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:53 pm 
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Look what the chain fairy brought today......
KMC X9 Light Ti-N, best regards the KMC European headquarters, some 8lbs of light chains (20 pcs. to be exact).

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:57 pm 
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Nice........ 8-)

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.......and I got a present. The Mrs. scored on Fleabay. Tune was clearing stock. She got a $180 stem for like $30.
This could be true love!

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Lucky. 8-)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:54 pm 
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Very ... shafty! :lol:


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Technically this is not my new toy, but a new toy that belongs to my old toy (she's German).
Anyhow, she had her eyes on it, and it plays nice with Dura Ace 7700 drive trains, so why not.


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Awesome.

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Yeah, it's amazing what they can do.
Just a few years back, that would have cost a fortune to make.

I'm pretty pleased with getting my chains delivered in plastic bags of 5, OEM style, just Ti-N coated, but she was all smiles.

Yesterday's afternoon ended up getting spent cleaning and lubricating all the chains.....2 hours of wax off, wax on :D

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Does that chain require pedaling perfection? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:01 pm 
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On occasion it requires you to ride, with just one hand on the bars.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:55 pm 
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Magura wrote:
Two NOS sets of Spinergy wheels.
A set of Spox, and a set of the carbon rim, Hadley hub version.

Magura :dance:



How happy are you with the Spinergy wheels? I think of buying a pair of Fall Line for spare, as they still make them in 26" 20mm front and 135qr rear, if my Mavic Crossmax should break. Wheels with ordinary crossing spokes break here next to the beach from salt on the place where they cross. Suppose fibre are salt resistant.


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las-palmas mojo wrote:
Magura wrote:
Two NOS sets of Spinergy wheels.
A set of Spox, and a set of the carbon rim, Hadley hub version.

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How happy are you with the Spinergy wheels? I think of buying a pair of Fall Line for spare, as they still make them in 26" 20mm front and 135qr rear, if my Mavic Crossmax should break. Wheels with ordinary crossing spokes break here next to the beach from salt on the place where they cross. Suppose fibre are salt resistant.


On a scale from 3 to 17, I'd give them a 15.5.

We have like 10 sets of Spox and more recent deriviations of them, and they cause no trouble. Only thing about them, is that you have to be able to work on them yourself, or at least ask your LBS in advance, if they'll work on them.
Most bike shops will not touch them, as to why I don't know. They're no more complicated than any other wheel, and much easier than the Mavic system wheels. The tools are also not a matter of national economy.

They're light, strong, work with regular rims (in case you crash one), and on road they're rather comfortable, a bit of a magic carpet ride.


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 11:34 pm 
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I just got a Cannondale Scalpel carbon frame, from just before they moved the production, to the little yellow people.
The deal included a DT Swiss shock, which seems rather hefty.
......and a Lefty that needs just about all the fixing you can think of.
That ought to make for a proper light FS bike!

At least I can go back in closet roadie mode then, as I in fact soon will own a working MTB.

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Looking forward to this!


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I just noticed that I got a Headshok DLR as well, that somehow slipped my mind.
The SLR is going to be cannibalized, as in removing the fork legs, and mounting road legs instead, to get an adjustable road suspension fork for the Paris-Roubaix frame from Dario Pieri.
It will also allow me to test, how much travel will work on road, as I'm quite convinced the current 15 to 25mm Cannondale has offered, is not the last word. If nothing else, I'll at least have proper sag, which nobody that does road suspension, seems to grasp being essential for proper operation, and a proper negative spring, to keep the topping out at bay, which even today seems to not be implemented in the latest generation of road suspension.
It's kinda funny it is so, as 99% of the people here would know this, but road development departments, and roadies as a whole, seem to think they know much better, than the MTB people that have done suspension bikes for a few decades.
The only exemption to that, is the Cannondale Slate, which is useless as a road bike, given it takes forever (+/- a couple of hours) to replace a front wheel.
For MTB nobody cares about that, but for road use through axles, multiple "standards" and so forth, is simply a no-go.
The same can be said about discs, and even worse, as trying to swap a disc wheel in a hurry, will inevitably result in a bent disc here and there. So unless they come up with something else than the MTB disc brake system for road use, I predict very limited success :D


Anyhow, pics of all the goodies, minus another Lefty, which is still in the mail.

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Thursday was new bike day, in fact double new bike day.
While one is as Cannondale team bike, suffering under a CrampAndNoGo Record group, the other is in the complete other end of the scale.
It's a Battaglin Millenium Superpower 25.5, sporting a Shimano Dura Ace 25th. anniversary group set :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
That's what happens, when the best from Italy, is combined with the ultimate from Japan!

More in the Collectors thread.


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That looks fast just sitting there............. 8-)

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It's sure fairly fast, even for today's standard.

Proper info:

https://www.huckingkitty.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1901&p=46027#p46027

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:59 pm 
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This piece is (your favorite) gods gift to the bike people!

https://www.rockguardz.com/bikestandz/event-stand.html

This is the definition of great, in a time where most things are made as measly as possible!
Fits all bikes that has a saddle, even super midget size, takes a couple of minutes to assemble or take apart, and is real steady.
The finish is not the best, so it has sharp edges here and there, that will need to be rounded off.

On your side of the pond, you get it for something to the tune of $150 I guess.


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That's something that can be made with PVC pipe or 2x4's for a lot less and you can still take it apart.

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