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

Postby redvee » Fri Oct 04, 2019 01:17 am

A pair of LifeLine Essential Commuter Road Tyre from Wiggle to replace the LifeLine Prime Armour Road Tyre I bought previoulsy, the reason for the change is the Armour road tyre has lost grip when braking and given the winter is approaching I'd prefer a tyre that has as much grip on the road as the pads on the disc. Good tyre apart from the grip issue.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby itboffin » Fri Oct 04, 2019 07:09 am

I'd never even heard of those before, looks like great value for money
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Asprilla » Fri Oct 04, 2019 08:36 am

Lifeline is a Wiggle in house brand, isn't it?

I've started using their bar tape (which is excellent) and various other bits and bobs. Wonder who makes their tyres.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby -Dash » Fri Oct 04, 2019 09:19 am

I can vouch for the bar tape too. Got a few batches of the lifeline professional stuff, even comes in some two tone flavours.

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

Postby itboffin » Fri Oct 04, 2019 13:06 pm

Asprilla wrote:Lifeline is a Wiggle in house brand, isn't it?

I've started using their bar tape (which is excellent) and various other bits and bobs. Wonder who makes their tyres.


i found the Chinese manufacturer, pretty generic stuff including car tyres etc. all the reviews i've read sound positive, i might buy one of the road version as a turbo tyres rather than using worn and holed old ones
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Asprilla » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:32 pm

Pair of used 6870 shifters off of eBay. Just need an FD now and then the Dolan gets an upgrade.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Sun Oct 06, 2019 18:55 pm

Tried a couple of these, found a 35% off code.

Looks like they will take a good few weeks.

They have a lot to prove, as our home has a double figure number of podiums already. Normal ones, one from le tour, some chill and one ice one, but was intrigued enough to take a punt.

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

Postby Asprilla » Sun Oct 06, 2019 19:56 pm

Daniel B wrote:Tried a couple of these, found a 35% off code.

Looks like they will take a good few weeks.

They have a lot to prove, as our home has a double figure number of podiums already. Normal ones, one from le tour, some chill and one ice one, but was intrigued enough to take a punt.

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I've got those on the good bike, but the small one. I like them on a purely aesthetic basis. I have launched one from the seat tube and lost it as a result which I've never done with a podium before but I think that was user error.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Daniel B » Sun Oct 06, 2019 20:59 pm

Thanks Asprilla, likewise will be for my best bike in theory, if they mesh nicely with my supacaz cages.

Have ordered 2 direct from the US, $25.80 delivered, but entirely likely will incur £10-12 of fees I expect, but should still be marginally cheaper.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby Tashman » Mon Oct 07, 2019 08:36 am

A pair of Madision bib-longs from the local Scouts jumble sale 50p :)
Seem to be barely worn and will do me happily through this winter and beyond.

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

Postby Daniel B » Tue Oct 08, 2019 13:10 pm

Tashman wrote:A pair of Madision bib-longs from the local Scouts jumble sale 50p :)
Seem to be barely worn and will do me happily through this winter and beyond.


Stunning deal, I would say put that in the bargains spotted thread :D

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1 each of the styles was too relaxed though, so went back, but then I spotted this fitted jacket, and have to order it to try at least. Reminded me partially of an old school baseball jacket.

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

Postby The Rover » Wed Oct 09, 2019 21:12 pm

Bought in the last month or so...

A Galibier gilet whilst at the cycle show, not used yet but it feels lovely!
A wahoo roam
Vaude cruiser frame bag, “ cruiser “ makes it sound huge, it’s not at 1.3 litres but I prefer the look over a saddle bag.
Bright side light, emits an amber light to the side of the bike. https://brightside.bike/product/brights ... ight-sale/

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

Postby Tashman » Thu Oct 10, 2019 07:46 am

Daniel B wrote:
Tashman wrote:A pair of Madision bib-longs from the local Scouts jumble sale 50p :)
Seem to be barely worn and will do me happily through this winter and beyond.


Stunning deal, I would say put that in the bargains spotted thread :D


I would have done but I got the only one :) Also closed at 12 last Saturday haha

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

Postby Daniel B » Fri Oct 11, 2019 20:46 pm

The Rover wrote:Bright side light, emits an amber light to the side of the bike. https://brightside.bike/product/brights ... ight-sale/


Thanks Rover, have ordered one of these for my gf's commute bike - reviews seem mostly good.

If it proves itself, will order one for my commute next year.

How are you getting on with yours?
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Postby The Rover » Fri Oct 11, 2019 21:22 pm

Daniel B wrote:
The Rover wrote:Bright side light, emits an amber light to the side of the bike. https://brightside.bike/product/brights ... ight-sale/


Thanks Rover, have ordered one of these for my gf's commute bike - reviews seem mostly good.

If it proves itself, will order one for my commute next year.

How are you getting on with yours?


Evening, haven’t used it yet. First run out in the morning though.
I’ll report back.

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

Postby Daniel B » Sat Oct 12, 2019 22:31 pm

As the Nalini jacket is currently heading back to Germany, decided to try this 7mesh corsa jersey, £190 down to £110.
Reviews are good.

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

Postby Monda » Mon Oct 14, 2019 14:09 pm

The Rover wrote:
A Galibier gilet whilst at the cycle show, not used yet but it feels lovely!



Which of their gilets is it?

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

Postby The Rover » Mon Oct 14, 2019 15:26 pm

Monda wrote:
The Rover wrote:
A Galibier gilet whilst at the cycle show, not used yet but it feels lovely!



Which of their gilets is it?



This one, I used it over the weekend and it’s spot on.
Comes up slightly small, I’m normally an med/large and my gilet is an XL.

Big claim to make after one ride but I’d def recommend it.

https://galibier.cc/product/gilet/

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

Postby bendertherobot » Mon Oct 14, 2019 15:30 pm

I've ordered the Rapha shake dry
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