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I've started visiting wiggle, CRC and ribble far too often the past few weeks. I know from experience this is a clear sign I'm going to buy something I don't need. I've accepted this as an inevitability if history has taught me anything it is that I buy a load of sh*t I don't need from online bike shops.

Anyway getting to the point has anyone bought or seen anything particularly cool lately

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ALIHISGREAT [119 posts] 4 years ago
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I bought a park tools chain tool and some kmc quick links yesterday.

Deep cleaned my chain and fitted the quick link -> a worthwhile way to spend some money!

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Vic Brown [43 posts] 4 years ago
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If you want cool, check out the limited edition T Shirts for cyclists from Romster Bike Wear http://www.romsterbikewear.com/

I've just received and will be wearing my Wiggo T with pride during the Olympic TT this afternoon.

Great quality and friendly service - I can't recommend enough. I've no connection with Romster, other than being a happy customer.

Vic

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notfastenough [3708 posts] 4 years ago
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Loving the Romster stuff, I need one!

Bought a workstand from Lidl for £30 that is ace. Used it the other night to wash the bike and adjust the rear mech. Felt very pro!  4

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trikeman [309 posts] 4 years ago
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Hi All,
I too am licking my financial wounds after the last few weeks on line buying.
However, the best tenner I have ever spent was on the following - what a cracking tool.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160836556233?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=...

This is so tiny and only 1.5oz I made a small velcro strap affair which secured it up INSIDE my Toupe saddle - cant even see it but its a cracking tool for get me home repairs/adjustments. I doubt the hamfisted among us will snap anything with it either.  4
Regards

Trikeman.  3

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yourpaceormine [46 posts] 4 years ago
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Bought some replacement bits - Middleburn chain ring, chain ring bolts and self extracting crank bolts, new Ultegra front mech, USE ti spinstix.

But frivolous purchases? Not yet. But I have seen anodised presta valve caps, and the 'how-have-I-managed-without-it-all-these-years' Tacx brake adjusting tool... A gold anodised breakaway mech bolts would be nice

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fatbeggaronabike [823 posts] 4 years ago
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Well of course ANYTHING I wear automatically becomes cool  24

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PJ McNally [591 posts] 4 years ago
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Caisse D'epargne team kit from 2005 - vintage.

(You can find cool stuff by thinking of a pro team you dimly remember, one that went bust years ago or that Bjarne Riis swallowed up, then searching ebay for them).

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lazyusername [101 posts] 4 years ago
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Bit of bling in the post - Anodised red CNC'd valve caps. Thats scratched an itch, for a while any way

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 4 years ago
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I want some anodised skewers and chainring bolts.

Aero bibshorts are the latest addition to my wardrobe.

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andyfla [28 posts] 4 years ago
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Cube litening - bloody marvellous pimped out in red, white and blue

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Iration Wheelers [5 posts] 4 years ago
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DMR 1/8" sprocket and spacer (16 t) half link KMC chain thus £33 closer to finding the magic gear for my SS MTB conversion. Close but no chain tension yet...

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_Karlos_ [52 posts] 4 years ago
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I bought myself a new saddle after getting my arse measured on Saturday, and it fits lovely, which is cool.

Also, when I was watching the Olympic road race on Saturday, I like the Belgian team jersey so much that I ordered one, should be here tomorrow!

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russyparkin [570 posts] 4 years ago
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bought a baby blue fizik seatpost dust stopper. £5 for a tiny piece of silicone but its the first thing people notice on my bike now  1

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_Karlos_ [52 posts] 4 years ago
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Great, after seeing that link I've now ordered a Wiggo T-shirt.

FFS>>  20 16 26

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georgeplu [1 post] 4 years ago
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Just bought a Stuff Pack from Hyperlite Mountain Gear.

http://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/packs/hmg-stuff-pack.html

It'll easily hold a suit, shirt, tie, shoes, underwear and a towel with room for more if you're commuting. This bag is incredibly light and waterproof; really waterproof not just rain resistant. You can fold it up, put it in your trouser or jersey pocket and cycle back home laden with groceries. At 91grams, two straps included, this bag is pure minimalism whilst functional.

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Yorkshie Whippet [541 posts] 4 years ago
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1) Bought a new fridge freezer last week, does that count?  1

2) Bikewise, new CO2 cartridge system arrive yesterday. One "accidentally" went off and that was cold.

3) Chamois cream with cooling affect.

I'll get my coat.

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veseunr [257 posts] 4 years ago
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Dura Ace pedals ..... smoooooooooooooth  4

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giff77 [1256 posts] 4 years ago
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Titanium QR skewers
Castelli Arm Warmers (still blooming cold in the mornings)
Chamois Cream - ahhhh, mmmmh, nice  1 oops wrong forum there  4

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Stumps [3354 posts] 4 years ago
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Nothing - my wife took me bank cards off me cos i would have gone mad buying Wiggo t shirts and other stuff that i would have put straight into a drawer.  20 20

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duzza [57 posts] 4 years ago
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carbon fibre chain catcher, so much lighter than the aluminium one i already own!

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issacforce [212 posts] 4 years ago
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a isaac meson di2 beatifull bike

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andylul [410 posts] 4 years ago
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My Ribble Stealth - a De Rosa R838 with Athena for half the price

Milltag and HBB are doing some cool Wiggo shirts and t's

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notfastenough [3708 posts] 4 years ago
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I didn't buy it recently, but last Sunday I got first proper chance to use my Rapha Rain Jacket (bought in the sample sale for £50, before anyone crows about it) as opposed to my lighter weight pak-a-jak. Awesome piece of kit.

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badbadleroybrown [17 posts] 4 years ago
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Easton EC90 Aero carbon clinchers... Mind has been blown. Fast, stiff, lightweight... ride better than my Reynolds tubulars by a considerable margin. Extremely happy!  16

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K Stand Ken [59 posts] 4 years ago
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I have recently acquired the new book about Reg Harris.
I did not buy it as it was sent to me by the author; Robert Dineen for giving a little help in his research.
How cool/smug is that?
It's a cracking warts-and-all read and I would advise everyone to buy their own copy. There are various offers from Waterstones and Amazon. It also comes in Kindle format. Enjoy.  16

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lazyusername [101 posts] 4 years ago
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Bought a Genesis day one yesterday I'm currently unsure as to whether this, particularly with me riding it, will count as something cool

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russyparkin [570 posts] 4 years ago
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this is indeed very cool,and if you dont like it call me  1

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vorsprung [282 posts] 4 years ago
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I got some Ragley Luxy bars a while ago and finally got around to putting them on my bike.

Pics etc here
http://audaxing.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/a-touch-of-luxy/

Basically to save you the bother of clicking on the linky, these are wide, shallow drop bars intended for off road use. They seem pretty good on road to me

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RobeH [33 posts] 4 years ago
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onlyonediane [157 posts] 4 years ago
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Kuota KOM matt white with campag carbon centaur group set, deda zero 100 bar and stem, american classic 350 sprint wheels. Currently masquerading as an art installation on the wall.

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