What have you bought for the bike today ?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Dark46, 29 May 2014.

  1. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Guru

    Are 27" tubes actually a thing? I didn't think there was any practical difference to 700c tubes.
  2. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Topeak Micro Rocket CB Pump fitted to second bike.
    Both bikes are now fitted with there own saddle bags and pumps. Both ready to go where ever.
  3. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

    I did this with my bikes - their own saddle bags, multi tool, tubes and pump. Never leave home having ‘left something on the other bike’ again.
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  4. Thomson

    Thomson Well-Known Member

    I bought a proper bike pump with a gauge. Makes a huge difference now. Just used a hand pump for the last year. Wish I got one ages ago.
  5. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    A new Garmin Etrex20x.
    The old ones buggered.
  6. kynikos

    kynikos Well-Known Member

    Hafny bar end mirror:


    ...folds away nicely when not in use:

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  7. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    A Selle Italia Storica saddle via eBay thanks to @Soltydog

    An Adidas XS men's jersey for my 14yo whilst he awaits his new team's kit as he's switched - again eBay as Evans hadn't got it

    And as my family didn't get me a birthday present this week, this: a Ravensthorpe CC ltd edition jersey signed by the Tour de Yorkshire riders in 2019 plus others. The bid price, which ended up being just me, all goes to one of my club-mates who's been in hospital since last June following a life-threatening crash:

    Not sure where it'll go though. Would wearing it on club rides be sacrosanct? :tongue:
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  8. BianchiVirgin

    BianchiVirgin Senior Member

    Norn Iron
    A few days ago got delivered a new Wheels Manufacturing PF30 BB to replace the rubbish FSA one that came fitted to the Bianchi. It's 24mm so now just waiting on an opportunity to ditch the equally naff FSA Gossamer crank set and replace it with a 105 7000 series compact.
  9. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Yes. About 8mm bigger diameter. You can usually stretch a large-width (38-45mm, say) 622mm tube to fit inside a 32-630 (a "proper" 27x1¼") without harm, but a 630mm one can fit noticeably easier. A 27x1¼" Schrader tube may be for a larger width than 1¼" anyway (which is part of why confusing non-ISO sizings suck) because a Schrader-drilled rim is usually wider than a Presta'd one so has a wider "ideal" tyre.
  10. AlanW

    AlanW Veteran

    Not to sure?
    Garmin UT800 front light, interesting concept, I hope it performs as good as the instruction manual suggests? That aside, its a cracking looking little light and superbly finished off.
  11. freiston

    freiston Senior Member

    I ordered a Carradice Pro Route Cape. Hopefully by the time it gets delivered, the windy weather will have passed.
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  12. Denis99

    Denis99 Well-Known Member

    South Wales
    Postman brought me an XTR double chainset today, and I fitted some extra bling also.

    Wanted / needed the chainset to give me a better gear choice for my tourer.
    Bought the bike second hand, but the gearing was a little suspect. It had 44/32 up front with 11-42 10 speed cassette .

    The XT rear mech was struggling with the 42 and 36t when climbing.

    Now set up with

    40 & 28 up front with 11-36 cassette.

    Fitting my old StemCaptain clock, and pure indulgence Spurcycle bell.

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  13. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Veteran

    @Denis99 loving that clock, would be a great place for a speedo!
  14. Denis99

    Denis99 Well-Known Member

    South Wales
    It would, especially an analogue one.

    Somehow the modern digital gps computer does look right.
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