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I did this last year and it went down well so thought I would make an early start as I am struggling to pin point one.

What was your best cycling related purchase this year?

It can be a bike, parts, tools, books, clothing/kit, event tickets, etc.

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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Awesome. Really pleased for you Keith.

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Steven_L [45 posts] 3 years ago
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New road bike (Cinelli Experience). Had an entry-level Allez for years and never used it properly until this year. Had started upgrading until it came to an abrupt end in the shape of the side a BMW 5 Series with a smidsy driver. His insurance paid for the new bike, and the difference is unreal.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Arranging my best one soon, Ice Trike.

Other than that, its got to be the Road.cc Kit  1

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ploughclose [18 posts] 3 years ago
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My Garmin Edge 800. Fantastic piece of kit. Can use it like a sat nav for route planning or following a pre-prepared route and tracks all my stats including power. It's revolutionised the way I ride a bike.

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ilovemytinbred [160 posts] 3 years ago
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Latex inner tubes and vittoria evo cx tyres.

Oh and the dura ace Caad 10 aint bad either.

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 3 years ago
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Currently, I'm thinking it's the winter overshoes that have restored feeling to my feet! Once I switch to my new wheels though, I may think the best purchase is a certain pair of mavic ksyrium equipes.

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robdaykin (not verified) [367 posts] 3 years ago
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Aero wheels. I'm soooooo glad I ignored all the negativity and blew my tax rebate.

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nevman [18 posts] 3 years ago
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My Gore Windstopper jacket-lifesaver in this weather.

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Canis Cibo [68 posts] 3 years ago
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Lezyne mini floor pump. 100 psi no problem at the road side  4

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joemmo [1146 posts] 3 years ago
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The obvious one would be a very lovely Dedacciai frame and fork at 54% RRP but on a more prosaic level I finally (nearly) completed my workshop with the tools I've been missing, borrowing or bodging around: pedal spanner, chainwhip + cassette socket, BB wrench. Just the truing stand next..

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formereve [61 posts] 3 years ago
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Im with you notfastenough. My best buy this year are the lovely Ksyrium Equipes. Sooooooooooooooo good

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therevokid [911 posts] 3 years ago
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Northwave fahrenheit shoes - I can feel my toes  4
Kinesis TK3 .... soooooooo comfy  4

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issacforce [210 posts] 3 years ago
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i purchased an isaac meson di2 earlier and what a dream to ride

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colhum1 [86 posts] 3 years ago
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+1 for the overshoes..... Bettered ever so slightly by the cosy Buff on these cold morning commutes  1

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FMOAB [253 posts] 3 years ago
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Rainlegs - great buy. Keep the worst of the rain off you and keep your bits from freezing when it's dry but cold.

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djgorey [36 posts] 3 years ago
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My Gore windstopper gloves - toasty warms hands all the time!

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Johnty [4 posts] 3 years ago
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Not so much a purchase more like a prize

A Specialized Sirrus Comp 2013, only questions is do I keep it and sell my Carrera TDF or not.  4 4 4

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racefaceec90 [33 posts] 3 years ago
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that's easy for me.

my lovely 2013 specialized tarmac sport road bike  4

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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OK, I can now confirm that my best bike related purchase.....Not only of 2012 but my life is on route.

An Ice Sprint FSX  4

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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Nice one Keith.

I guess I have to say my Tarmac - a great bike and amazing VFM.

In terms of little bits of kit though....hhhmmmm......the Wellgo Mg1 pedals in orange for my HT but that isn't road based so for the road stuff I would say it's between:

1) Cyclist mag - really enjoying the 2 issues I have had so taken out the 3 for a fiver sub. (again if anyone has issue 1 or 2 that they are chucking out please let me know as I will send an SAE for it)

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2) Garmin Edge 200 - good price, looks cool and so much easier to swap between bikes/set up than 'normal' bike computers.

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

OK, I can now confirm that my best bike related purchase.....Not only of 2012 but my life is on route.

An Ice Sprint FSX  4

Awesome stuff!

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 3 years ago
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Super Domestique wrote:

I guess I have to say my Tarmac - a great bike and am
1) Cyclist mag - really enjoying the 2 issues I have had so taken out the 3 for a fiver sub. (again if anyone has issue 1 or 2 that they are chucking out please let me know as I will send an SAE for it)

I did have them, I'll check to see if I threw them out or not.

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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notfastenough wrote:
Super Domestique wrote:

I guess I have to say my Tarmac - a great bike and am
1) Cyclist mag - really enjoying the 2 issues I have had so taken out the 3 for a fiver sub. (again if anyone has issue 1 or 2 that they are chucking out please let me know as I will send an SAE for it)

I did have them, I'll check to see if I threw them out or not.

Thanks - I did ask the publisher but they are out and won't be getting more.

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Farky [183 posts] 3 years ago
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Love my New kona Zing Deluxe but its gotta be the SPEEDPLAY pedals, so much freedom, security and stability. I can really trash the pedals now.

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TheHatter [770 posts] 3 years ago
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My Swrve mid-weight WWR 3/4's shorts.

Much better than my old Rapha 3/4 and been brilliant in the winter with long socks.

Though second favourite is my Rapha merino collar!

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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Just thought I would bump this back to the top as there is still some of 2012 left.

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trikeman [309 posts] 3 years ago
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Good idea of the bump!

Oh' lots of things this year, but my favourite - My K2 aerolites...

Sweet!  4http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq144/Jammo/b2_zps68cbcf1e.jpg

Regards,

Trikeman.  3

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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Looks good trikeman, even more impressive are the snap on tools in the background.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Hmm.

Specialized BG's - Crackin'

Cervelo S1 (!) - Absolutely bloomin' crackin'

Castelli Aero Race Bibs - Comfy

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ilovemytinbred [160 posts] 3 years ago
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moonshield light. This really helps get you seen.

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