Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Thu May 09, 2019 17:39 pm

Wolfsbane2k wrote:
Daniel B wrote:Loving this that I bought recently:
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Don't you have a bunch of the planet x ones they mis-priced a year ago?
That, with the inner pouch looks like a good improvement though, tempted.


Hey wb, nope I recall them being posted up, but never tried to order any.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby NitrousOxide » Fri May 10, 2019 15:02 pm

Nothing terribly exciting, but all from Amazon...
2x KMC chains (X11s arrived rather than 11.93s for the £14.30 price per chain, from the bargains thread post this week https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NZ6AYUM
1x B01S pair of disc pads for Voodoo £4.90 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GEDASDQ
1x Coospo ANT+/BLE non-magnetic speed or cadence sensor ~£16 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07D4JGTC2

Of course, I forgot all about the 6% Quidco "sporting goods" cashback until seconds after confirming order! :oops:
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Mon May 13, 2019 21:49 pm

Castelli Raddoppia Jacket in Small, in this rather fetching yellow colour.
Circa £90, versus the £200 rrp.

Think there were mixed reviews of the first version, but they generally seem favourable across multiple sites for this version.

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Tue May 14, 2019 09:12 am

Bonkers - ordered the Raddoppia last night at about 22:45 - delivered this morning before 10:00!
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Luv2ride » Tue May 14, 2019 17:08 pm

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Intrigued by the short visor and integrated bug net, after narrowly avoiding a stung scalp on the gravel bike the other day...will see what it looks like in the flesh, but already thinking I might have preferred it in white...
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby redvee » Wed May 15, 2019 01:05 am

A new R60 6800BB as I'm getting a click from that area and can feel it when I pedal. It might just be the crank needs loosening and reseating but the BB could be 2 years old so due for retirement.

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Wed May 15, 2019 05:09 am

That Raddoppia jacket is LUSH, and luckily for me, IS small for a Castelli, and not very stretchy, but fits really well in the body, although sleeves are a little more generous than I need.

Still room for a base layer or jersey underneath - very pleased with it, hopefully won't get an outing for 6 months........
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby keef66 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:31 am

I bought my Alpha jacket in Westbrook's sale in April last year. Managed one drizzly ride before the weather became too warm for it. I was almost hoping for an early autumn so I could give it a proper try out....

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Wed May 15, 2019 10:38 am

keef66 wrote:I bought my Alpha jacket in Westbrook's sale in April last year. Managed one drizzly ride before the weather became too warm for it. I was almost hoping for an early autumn so I could give it a proper try out....


I have an Alpha jersey which is superb - and also an Espresso of some description, might be a 3, but that one has not been worn yet, and may get sold, as I now have my shakedry which will fit over the top of whatever clothing I happen to have on.

How much was the jacket out of interest?

Just bought this from Merlin - too slow and missed the yellow ones, but this might be for the commuter to save the Arione cav edition:
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£190 down to £57.50, carbon railed 160g saddle.

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby keef66 » Wed May 15, 2019 11:35 am

I paid £130 for my Alpha jacket. Very happy with it; pretty versatile depending on choice of baselayer.

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 pm

keef66 wrote:I paid £130 for my Alpha jacket. Very happy with it; pretty versatile depending on choice of baselayer.


That's a very decent price - think I bought one way back when from the then Castelli Cafe for £100, but they inadvertently sent me one that had been used and returned - and it was fairly obvious but had clearly been missed :?
They were very good about it, covered the cost of the return and refunded me with no quibble, but had no more in stock in that size, so the Alpha jacket idea was abandoned - I also don't like any of their subsequent colourways - shallow I know :D
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby TGOTB » Wed May 15, 2019 12:08 pm

Daniel B wrote:
keef66 wrote:I paid £130 for my Alpha jacket. Very happy with it; pretty versatile depending on choice of baselayer.


That's a very decent price - think I bought one way back when from the then Castelli Cafe for £100, but they inadvertently sent me one that had been used and returned - and it was fairly obvious but had clearly been missed :?
They were very good about it, covered the cost of the return and refunded me with no quibble, but had no more in stock in that size, so the Alpha jacket idea was abandoned - I also don't like any of their subsequent colourways - shallow I know :D

Surely those signs of wear would have ceased to be apparent after a few uses? You should have asked them for a discount...
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Wed May 15, 2019 14:28 pm

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Daniel B wrote:
keef66 wrote:I paid £130 for my Alpha jacket. Very happy with it; pretty versatile depending on choice of baselayer.


That's a very decent price - think I bought one way back when from the then Castelli Cafe for £100, but they inadvertently sent me one that had been used and returned - and it was fairly obvious but had clearly been missed :?
They were very good about it, covered the cost of the return and refunded me with no quibble, but had no more in stock in that size, so the Alpha jacket idea was abandoned - I also don't like any of their subsequent colourways - shallow I know :D

Surely those signs of wear would have ceased to be apparent after a few uses? You should have asked them for a discount...


Yes probably, but I'm a fussy bugger, and the bit that put me off most, beyond the piling, was that it had clearly had something like the remnants of a gel (or maybe something else :shock: ) dropped down the front.
The person checking returns that day clearly did not!
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Luv2ride » Wed May 15, 2019 19:25 pm

Luv2ride wrote:Image
Intrigued by the short visor and integrated bug net, after narrowly avoiding a stung scalp on the gravel bike the other day...will see what it looks like in the flesh, but already thinking I might have preferred it in white...
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Delivered today but way too big in Medium for me, so going back to Wiggle. Haven't tried Mavic helmets before but felt really wide fitting. Shame as the bug net arrangement and overall quality seemed really good for a touch over £60...
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Wed May 15, 2019 21:44 pm

Some of the rudy projects I have owned in the past come with a bug net. Though can't you just go cap or go all Pantaniesque with a bandana under the helmet?

Some of the caps are really thin these days.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby itboffin » Wed May 15, 2019 21:58 pm

i dont wear a helmet very often but when i do i always have a cap underneath and one of those times i took everything off and there was a big fat sting visibly sticking out of the cap

never ride without a cap EVER
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Wed May 15, 2019 22:23 pm

I have a selection of caps :oops:
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby itboffin » Wed May 15, 2019 22:26 pm

Daniel B wrote:I have a selection of caps :oops:


mate you have multiple of everything EVER made :roll:

mostly in yellow and or green, god help you once you realise cycling colours are actually red/black/white but once you do if you could PM me the day before as i'd like to buy some shares in Evans & Wiggle beforehand
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Thu May 16, 2019 09:11 am

itboffin wrote:
Daniel B wrote:I have a selection of caps :oops:


mate you have multiple of everything EVER made :roll:

mostly in yellow and or green, god help you once you realise cycling colours are actually red/black/white but once you do if you could PM me the day before as i'd like to buy some shares in Evans & Wiggle beforehand


lol, it's not that bad, I have sold a load of green stuff in recent months, although a couple of Castelli Cannondale items, including a Gabba have curvived the cull.
I do have a reasonable collection of arm warmers and knee warmers though, like to have a few different materials and insulation variations to choose from before going on a ride.

I've moved even more over to black & yellow now (What I deed nice tones of green are fairly rare in cycle clothing), and alas red and white have no place on any of my bikes - well aside from my Langster, but I may be selling that anyway.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Fri May 17, 2019 11:53 am

Chanced my arm on this down from £120 to £40:
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