Anyone bought anything cool recently

by lazyusername   August 1, 2012  

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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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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posted by andylul [412 posts]
6th August 2012 - 14:03

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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.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3190 posts]
6th August 2012 - 14:48

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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! Cool

posted by badbadleroybrown [17 posts]
6th August 2012 - 23:31

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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. Cool

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posted by K Stand Ken [43 posts]
21st August 2012 - 13:59

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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

posted by lazyusername [140 posts]
21st August 2012 - 19:13

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this is indeed very cool,and if you dont like it call me Smile

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 21:14

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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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posted by vorsprung [291 posts]
24th August 2012 - 12:31

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Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other

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posted by RobeH [35 posts]
24th August 2012 - 19:05

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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.

posted by onlyonediane [160 posts]
26th August 2012 - 15:11

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Two more TØRM jerseys... My most favouritest pieces of cycling gear. (and I don't care what anyone else thinks)

The blue "french" one
http://torm.cc/image/cache/t11%20side%20side%20small-0978FF45-966B-4A7E-...

and the VERY green "italian" one

http://torm.cc/image/cache/T8%20green-8F9363B8-2F65-443E-8714-8859F14E5D...

Oh... and another two pairs of overshoes

My eyes prefer Celeste, my bum prefers titanium.

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posted by Jack Osbourne snr [305 posts]
26th August 2012 - 18:54

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Ive been very, very bad the last week and a half. Luckily i dont have a misses to moan at me, which is good and also bad, it just means i can buy what i want when i want. Ive been a daily visitor on wiggle this week and ive racked up a purchase total of about £900 on cycle gear!!

Fulcrum racing 5 wheels
Conti gp 4000 tyres
Look keo max 2 carbon pedals
Omega pharma jerseys, short sleeve and long
Matching bib shorts
Box of energy gels
Tool kit
Maintenance book
New spd shoes
Multi tool
Dhb Pak a jak
Overshoes
Socks
Giro aeon helmet
Compression vests x2
Small saddle bag
X2 carbon bottle holders

And more!

Ive seriously got to stop, although i keep telling myself 'Id like that and it does look cool'

Is there a weekly meeting/class for this type of problem??

2 wheels > 4 wheels

posted by allez rikki [18 posts]
1st September 2012 - 23:40

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Jack Osbourne snr wrote:
Two more TØRM jerseys... My most favouritest pieces of cycling gear. (and I don't care what anyone else thinks)

The blue "french" one
http://torm.cc/image/cache/t11%20side%20side%20small-0978FF45-966B-4A7E-...

and the VERY green "italian" one

http://torm.cc/image/cache/T8%20green-8F9363B8-2F65-443E-8714-8859F14E5D...

Oh... and another two pairs of overshoes

nothing wrong with torm, i love their stuff. and no they are not ripping rapha off, i have rapha as well. torm is great quality Smile

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
4th September 2012 - 22:48

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Altura seat pack. They do a few sizes but the thing I like is that when you're not using it there's f'all on the seatpost. Mine's an 'Arran' which has a little carrying handle so you can sashay around town like a twat when you take it off.

posted by robert_obrien [117 posts]
6th September 2012 - 9:24

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If you're sashaying anywhere I'd be worried.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3190 posts]
6th September 2012 - 18:49

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I have bought a pair of carbon wheelset with basalt braking surface from BladeX(http://www.aliexpress.com/store/607818),really happy with it.

posted by tonystark [1 posts]
10th September 2012 - 4:00

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I was given a new Indic8or - you wear it on your wrist and it flashes when you raise your arm to indicate. I think it is a brilliant safety gadget and I am getting one for my wife and kids. You can buy them on line but my mate got it at the cycle show at the NEC. www.indic8or.com. Never thought I would wear something like this but its pretty cool!

posted by cyclinmad [1 posts]
29th October 2012 - 15:07

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At Wits End Not bought a sausage

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1255 posts]
29th October 2012 - 15:44

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Dedacciai Nerissimo frame and fork half price? Relatively cool I thought.

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posted by joemmo [815 posts]
29th October 2012 - 18:08

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I just bought a new freezer.

That's really cool.

Does that count ?

posted by Littlesox [89 posts]
29th October 2012 - 19:38

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A Android mini HDMI pc
New under the counter fridge and freezer
A packet of cigarettes, first one in two months
Some new false teeth

The only thing bike wise recently has been these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330653583105

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posted by Gkam84 [8855 posts]
29th October 2012 - 19:48

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I bought some warm stuff...
Courtesy of the Prendas lads;
De Feet Gloves and a Raleigh old school Belgian style winter hat.

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posted by Joselito [134 posts]
5th November 2012 - 16:53

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Wheels, Jersey's, Gillet, Bib Shorts - bib Longs, some energy stuff, new chain, couple of small tools, all within the last month.

posted by Mostyn [407 posts]
5th November 2012 - 18:09

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Bought a Rapha Softshell jacket just to see what it was like. Fully intended to send it back because I thought the Mrs would freak at the idea of a £240 cycling jacket. But she said: "looks really nice - that's yer Christmas and next birthday prezzie sorted." So I've kept it because it really is a great piece of kit.

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posted by nostromo [65 posts]
6th November 2012 - 13:55

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Saw a sweet NOS carbon LeMond frameset in my size on eBay. Bikes don't often come up in my size and I just really fell in love with it so I had to buy it and build it up. About $1900 later I have a second road bike that I really don't need. I can't bear to part with it, nor the one it has "replaced" so I'm just stuck with two bikes now. Plain Face

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
6th November 2012 - 17:17

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Now that you mention it, I have indeed. I used to have a Raleigh (didn't know what model it was...I'm not much of a pro when it comes to bike so I don't really bother with trying to pretend I know what I'm talking about) but had to sell it due to insufficient funds but then I got my funds back on track and purchased this three-speeded BEAUTY from a neat little UK company. This place was the boss for Dutch bicycles. They've got both men and women's, not LOADS of choice but what they do do is top notch. If you're after a new road bike, I highly suggest you check it out. I ride for 40 minutes every day to work, since a year and a half ago and it's still going strong.

posted by flubber [1 posts]
6th November 2012 - 17:27

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Swrve WWR 3/4 shorts. So far I prefer them to my old rapha fixed shorts and about half the price.

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
6th November 2012 - 20:45

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this- http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRSRSR/sarto_rovigo_steel_road_frame...
and a pair of Pro-Lite Bracciano in silver to go on it.
It's my new project which will have a full Campag groupset and Ritchey Classic bar/stem/post combo when its finished.

Follow me on-
Twitter - @StuKerton
Strava - http://www.strava.com/athletes/931095

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posted by stuke [312 posts]
6th November 2012 - 22:52

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nostromo wrote:
Bought a Rapha Softshell jacket just to see what it was like. Fully intended to send it back because I thought the Mrs would freak at the idea of a £240 cycling jacket. But she said: "looks really nice - that's yer Christmas and next birthday prezzie sorted." So I've kept it because it really is a great piece of kit.

Which reminds me, I bought a Rapha Bomber Jacket in the MCR sample sale but only started using in the last month.
Got a thorough soaking one night and it kept me dry and hasbeen nice and warm when it's dropped temps recently.
Dunno if I would have paid full whack for it though.

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posted by Joselito [134 posts]
7th November 2012 - 14:26

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I bought one of the rain jackets in the Manchester Rapha sample sale - I've only had to use it twice, because it's a bit bulkier than a pak-a-jak so I only take it if it's properly persisting down. Brilliant though, my numb hands/feet get jealous.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3190 posts]
7th November 2012 - 15:58

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Just stocked up on some winter kit , two Endura Baabaa merino base layers and a Rapha Winter collar in orange.

posted by Saint Mikie 41 [37 posts]
7th November 2012 - 20:04

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