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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 4:04:44 PM

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Good fix on this new thread TIB = I have avoided posting anything on it cause it was very awkward to use.

Okay so many of you may know that this past February I bought a used Catrike Expedition trike from a fellow in Florida. Well, last month I bought a used Bacchetta Carbon Corsa from a fellow in Ohio. I have taken it out for about 5 spins so far (strictly fair weather with this one) but after making as many adjustments as i can think of I am going to replace both the euromesh seat and the handle bars. the seat is just way to squishy for me and I need longer handlebars.

Here is the bike:

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Congrats on the carbon Corsa. It is interesting that it is really a CA2.0 but with a Euromesh seat and Bacchetta brakes. Nice bike!!

Tim

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Today I bought a new TIB thread from Slo_Joe...

I did buy 12 new tubes with removable valve cores the other day - it was cheaper by the dozen, and with my luck, I need them.
-- posted by hairykiwi


Geesh they must have lots of glass trash down your way. I haven't gone thru 12 tubes since 1992, but then I don't ride the miles you do.

Zman
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I actually figured out why I get so many tiny metal wires in my tires - its the darn street sweepers with their rotating metal brushes that leave bits of wire everywhere. Maybe I should complain to the city/county about them, but I guess the roads would be even worse without them.

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Hairykiwi is a candidate for tubeless tires I see.
A dozen tires??? I can't imagine that lasting less than something like upwards of 36,000 miles??? Great price though.

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I just bought a dozen Vredestein tires on sale from Nashbar, plus an extra 30% off. $13.99 each.
-- posted by ptsbike


There were 2 different models there which one did you buy?

Zman

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Not that I have the gravel grinder biking fever or anything. I just spent an hr. over at Jannd buying some stuff for my new gravel grinder. They had buy one frame bag get the other free. What could be wrong with that deal. They steal made their share of money off me though. I need to get out on the bike for the team though.

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Today I bought a new TIB thread from Slo_Joe...

I did buy 12 new tubes with removable valve cores the other day - it was cheaper by the dozen, and with my luck, I need them.
-- posted by hairykiwi


Geesh they must have lots of glass trash down your way. I haven't gone thru 12 tubes since 1992, but then I don't ride the miles you do.

Zman
-- posted by Zurichman

I actually figured out why I get so many tiny metal wires in my tires - its the darn street sweepers with their rotating metal brushes that leave bits of wire everywhere. Maybe I should complain to the city/county about them, but I guess the roads would be even worse without them.
-- posted by hairykiwi


At the rate you are going thru tires and tubes you probably could help donate to them to switching over to nylon bristles or some other type of brushes.

Zman

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Slo Joe: Tell us why you purchased Schwalbe tires over all the others.
-- posted by dasmith44


Word of mouth from a couple of recumbent riders I know. They are for my Bike Friday NWT which had on Comets and for some reason I get a lot of flats with Comets. They seem to soak up glass on wet days.

Clarification: These are 20" tires and there aren't too many slick tires for the road. I almost went with Continental.

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I just bought a dozen Vredestein tires on sale from Nashbar, plus an extra 30% off. $13.99 each.
-- posted by ptsbike


There were 2 different models there which one did you buy?

Zman
-- posted by Zurichman


Vredestein Rouleur Road

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posted 4/29/2017
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I posted something over at the original TIB thread before realizing it was broken and this new one exists, so anyway...

Anyone have thoughts/experiences with frame bags that hang below the top tube?

My requirements are to continue carrying a one liter bottle on the seat tube cage and 700 ml bottle on the down tube of my size 54cm road bike frame with a slightly sloping top tube. I'd be OK with using side loading bottle cages.

I would like to replace both my under-top-tube tool roll (maybe 600ml) and seat wedge (supposedly 2.7L, but I don't believe that). With space savings of a single, more well shaped container (my seat wedge wastes a lot of space, but holds a lot of stuff), I'm guessing I could get away with maybe 2L in a more efficient container and carry everything I carry now, or maybe 1.7L if I discard some stuff).

I suppose I would be willing to give up the 1L bottle on the seat tube if I could work out something else, like a behind the saddle triathlon type setup (I don't particularly like this), or a soft flask of some kind that could go in a larger frame bag, but I'd prefer sticking with a bottle if possible.

I'm looking at triangular stuff like:

- Banjo Brothers Frame Pack (medium, 1.7L)
- Bushwhacker Tahoe Frame Bag (slightly larger than Banjo Bros)
- Lone Peak Standard Front Frame Bag (2.1L)

# These are smaller than what I suspect would work based on rated volumes, but their shape and dimensions suggest they might work out and look the best (not that looks are that important):

- SKS Front Triangle Accessory Bag (1.35L)
- Deuter Front Triangle Bag (1.3L)
- Abus Basico St 5200 Frame Bag (1.2L, might be able to fit two of these end to end??)

And maybe shallower and/or tapered full length frame bags like:

- Topeak MidLoader (small 3.0 or medium 4.5L, though the dimensions suggest these are very optimistic ratings, or imply bulging out the sides quite a bit, which would be bad for leg interference)

- Oveja Negra Half Pack (small, 3L)

- Revelate Designs Tangle (small)

- Apidura Road Frame Pack (small)

More rectangular or deeper variations of these likely wouldn't work out on my bike because they would go too low.

Thanks for any advice.
post edited on 4/29/2017 at 5:45:24 PM

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posted 4/29/2017
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I just pulled the trigger on a Lezyne Alloy Drive size Med. air pump. It gets grave reviews and should complete the set up of my new gravel grinderr.

Zman
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