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NEW TIB (TODAY I BOUGHT) THREAD
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posted 4/27/2017
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Lots of problems with the old thread.

Howard created the original TIB with these profound words:

Tell us about your latest bicycle-related purchase.

--or--

Tell us what you're considering for your next bicycle-related purchase and let the vast experience and brain power of BikeJournal advise you.
thread edited on 4/27/2017 at 3:04:44 PM

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posted 5/24/2018
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Just received my Topeak Midloader 3L capacity frame bag. I currently use a Banjo Brothers triangular half-frame bag that is rated at 1.7L.

The BB bag is working pretty well for me if I hold my ride food in a jersey pocket or in a storage pod in a third bottle cage, but I'm looking to carry more water and want to put all the food in the new, larger frame bag.

Hopefully I can get some before and after photos soon.

Also got some Pearl Izumi Sun Legs (in black) so I don't need to slather so much sunscreen on.

-- posted by vkan


Looks like the Topeak Midloader is not a good fit for my Lynskey with its sloping top tube. I may keep it for my old, lugged steel Trek, but then that frame could handle the larger version of the Topeak bag. Maybe I should just return this bag .

For the Topeak bag to be rated for 3L while the Banjo Brothers is rated only 1.7L, either somebody's being overly conservative or the other is being overly optimistic in their capacity ratings.

On a brighter note, the PI Sun Legs fit nicely (their sizing chart is spot on here), and I felt fine wearing them on a sunny ride with temps ranging from 79F to 100F (according to my Garmin 500).


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On a brighter note, the PI Sun Legs fit nicely (their sizing chart is spot on here), and I felt fine wearing them on a sunny ride with temps ranging from 79F to 100F (according to my Garmin 500). -- posted by vkan

I use the PI sun leg/knee covers here in Tucson and I like them. The sun is so intense here that these protect the legs without having to slop on sunscreen. I ride in the early morning (5:30 to 8 am) while the temps are usually below 80F/27C so I don't notice over-heating compared to bare legs.

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posted 6/16/2018
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Picked up my Schwinn from Boneshaker Bicycles a couple weeks ago, so I'm the proud owner of a new 0.833 sealed cartridge headset, and a couple spokes.

My Iwanson Gauge arrived today.



It was remarkably inexpensive. As soon as I opened the package, I couldn't resist measuring rear rim that had been giving me trouble. Most of the readings were just over a millimeter, although I got exactly one millimeter in a couple places. I'm not sure that rim was as worn out as I thought--perhaps there was something else going on that made my brake pads wear through my sidewalls.
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