What have you bought for the bike today ?

Willd

Active Member
Location
Rugby
Some new SPD SL cleats, as the yellow bits had work off the previous pair.
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
Several bits to finish my son's PlanetX Nanolight hillclimb bike build off:

- A new rear mech hanger as the one on it turned out to be twisted.
- A pair of 1175g 50mm carbon wheels - delivered as well by a nice seller who threw in a set of Swissstop carbon pads and a pair of titanium skewers. Top man [They were half the price of 24mm equivalent and only 50g heavier :okay: ]
- A Vittoria Crono EVO CS tubular tyre for the front. We've a Conti Competition for the rear.

Just need to fit everything together and it's ready for testing. Hillclimbs start early August so I've a month to make it race ready.

Also a Campag rear mech mounting kit and Shimano 105 front hub for the Dawes Kingpin build.

That's been an expensive day!
 
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SafetyThird

Active Member
Location
North Devon
Received my On-One Geoff bars today and realised that I'd forgotten to check the size of my current bars. Doh! Promptly ordered a new stem and some new brake and shifter cables to extend them for the wider bars.

Then accidentally won an Ebay auction for a Thorn Raven with Rohloff. Honestly, I thought someone would outbid me. Well, at least I don't have the hassle of fitting the Geoff bars to the old mountain bike now, I can just fit them to the Thorn instead. Guess I bought my dream tourer after all.
 

steveindenmark

Legendary Member
I didnt buy anything. But I found a short length of 5mm stainless steel wire in a bin at work and decided to maks a cafe lock for the bike. The loops are secured by copper ferrules pressed to 20 ton.

The wire goes round the frame, through the wheel and through the pedal. It cannot be pushed or pedalled away.

The bike is always close by when I am out. This is just a layer of free security and its very light. 😊
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YukonBoy

The Monch
Location
Inside my skull
A couple of pairs of stretch shorts. Not padded as they are for the recumbent. Stretch for the pedalling motion plus also slim fit as you don’t want them filling up with air.
 

YukonBoy

The Monch
Location
Inside my skull
I didnt buy anything. But I found a short length of 5mm stainless steel wire in a bin at work and decided to maks a cafe lock for the bike. The loops are secured by copper ferrules pressed to 20 ton.

The wire goes round the frame, through the wheel and through the pedal. It cannot be pushed or pedalled away.

The bike is always close by when I am out. This is just a layer of free security and its very light. 😊View attachment 533701

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Tidy bit of work and nice use of discarded stuff.
 

welsh dragon

a permanent vacancy now exists
I ordered a spare inner tube 2 weeks ago and had to contact the seller as it never arrived. It arrived today and guess what. It's the wrong size. I ordered a 20x1.75 tube and got a 20x1.0 Instead.
 

Gunk

Über Member
Location
Oxford
I ordered a spare inner tube 2 weeks ago and had to contact the seller as it never arrived. It arrived today and guess what. It's the wrong size. I ordered a 20x1.75 tube and got a 20x1.0 Instead.
If that’s fleabay, I’m not surprised, I’ve had a nightmare with cycling stuff off the bay of dreams recently, mix ups, delayed deliveries, stuff not turning up, it’s just been rubbish.
 

razabbs

Active Member
Bought another new Michelin Pro 4 Endurance tyre. I put 2 new ones on about 2 weeks ago, and got a puncture yesterday which left a significant gash through the tyre surface. Reluctantly replaced it :sad:
 
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