Monday, June 09 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
So I am 5'11" & got my Castelli track jacket from the brown Santa Clause. I ordered the XXL as it was the last one thinking it would be way to big, NOT the case. If you are in doubt size up for Castelli active wear & then Size up again if you plan on wearing this sweater to the bar.
sac used to have the candy c pedals + shoes for pretty cheap. You can check backcountryoutlet and see what the stock is like.
I must have been talking w/little too much jive. I am good on cranks. Shoty on Crank Bros PEDALS platform--yellow would make my day....
Any pedal power in my future?
Jaynuze, I'd recommend an XL if you normally wear a L.
Hey justinvb1! Seeing it for the scond time now, I am able to confirm for you that this is in fact the same Castelli Devo Jersey that was on last night, in Red. I recognize the logo design on the back.
100% customer satisfaction from BC is why I continually spend money (run up the credit card debt!) They have me hooked for life! Now if they'd only start selling some track parts...
Do these run small like most Itallian jerseys? I wear a large in Twin6 ... it's a little tight fitting but comfortable. Would an XL be comparable? Anyone?
Nice to see you here.
Did you ever get a cyclocomputer??
pity they don't have any of these in red, or black...
Messenger Bag was just a general alert to those CL fans who might otherwise miss it over @ SAC. They're considered primo schwag here, by some, Falch, and there might be a commuter or courier among us who could use one- who knows. The "bevy cooler" idea is kinda nifty I guess, except that I seem to recall a preferrence for insulated coolers, back when I imbibed. Now I've got Straight-Edge and it's moot. Personally, I've seen options I'd prefer for commuting, errands, etc., but to each his own. GF likes the Mini-Metro purse, and the envelope style wallet, she's got a few of each, in nice colors. Big Up's on those.
For the record, Falch, (since you're dis'n 'em!) I like Northwave (they're Italian, Falch, Italian) shoes, MTB and Road. I've got a few. I like Sidi, too- what's to say about Italian footwear? All in all, (e grossissimo principalmente, altissimo sopratutto, for the $$$) I'd say Northwave fits me better, I think their CF road sole is better, their CF/ rubber MTB sole is best in class, their Ultra-Y heel is better, their SBS buckle is, again, best in class (though I'm a 3 velcro strap guy, myself- just like World Cycling Champion Tom Boonen heh heh heh). Look at his shoes, heh heh heh. There are lighter shoes, and I like Sidi's buttery Lorica. To their credit, I was astounded( I mean it!) that the uppers on my Dominators lasted as many years as they did. I was never unhappy in them, except 1.) when I was slip-sliding away on their sketchy tread, which was rarely a problem, because I rarely have to walk anything heh heh heh, and 2.) when the buckles were broken. I dunno how many sets of buckles I went thru- 3, I guess. Seems like more.
CL Members, don't think about buying a De Rosa from STP w/out a discount code- that'd be just wrong. If you like De Rosa (duh!) and you're a 56 (hey- like me, heh heh)... King X-Light Frame/Forks @ BCoutlet, $2640 (40% off, link thru sac.gearattack.com)3 colors, 1 of each. They were on SAC over the winter, I think they were around 50% off. They'll be on CL, I'll betcha. There was a real nice deal on some Pinarello F3:13 Ultegras here a couple days ago, people got excited about it and somebodies scored.
I bought myself an '07 Kestrel Evoke SL, complete bike w/ Ultegra, FSA Carbon, Fulcrum Racing 7's last Christmas for $1511 (shipped). Switched out the wheels w/'07 Ksyrium ES set for $620 (shipped), now I'm good on frames for a bit. Not really, though. I'm trying NOT to think about replacing my aging Santa Cruz Superlight, but I've got a wandering eye! I spent a small fortune tricking that ride out right down to the bolts (can you say, "climbs like a scalded monkey"?), so I'm gonna have to try to restrain myself to a frameset. And a fork, of course- but that's it! I like the looks of the new Superlight's rear triangle. I cracked mine ages ago.
Not one of these has sold since i came into work at 8 am today.... come on!!!
Thanks for all the heads up on different items and suppliers, yerleft. Got no use for messenger bags though.
Just been checking out the De Rosa bike with Campag Centaur running gear over at STP, looks like a pretty good deal if anyone is looking for a new bike.
Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bags, XL, for $31- (81% off) @ SAC today. They've been up a lot, and they're popular. The XL's are the best deal, strictly by %off savings- all the sizes have gone for $31-. Looks like four flavors today, 90 of 111(?) are left. Easy, there Sparky- these're BIG for cycling (3000+ cubes/ 50L) 'less of course your moving filing cabinet drawers or something stupid. Great for loads of stuff though, 'specially if you have trouble packing light for say 3-5 Days. This def. qualifies as A Deal. If you like these, compare to closeout Critical Mass Bag @ Patagonia Outlet, $49- (50% off). They still have 'em. Nothing like 80% off @ SAC, of course!
Sierra Trading Post of course! I had heard of it, so many acronyms to remember!
Never heard of Northstar or whatever that cheapo shoe is so wouldn't buy them. Can't recall now if it was BCO or REIO that had some Shimanos for a reasonable price.
Everything bicycle is so exxy here in LBSs, much cheaper online but US sites seem to be a bit harder to deal with and have higher freight costs than UK sites. Bikes Direct only ship to address listed on CC, no good for me because I am work all day, no one home to sign for parcels. PBK is probably the best online place I have delt with. They will send parcel wherever you want and invoice seperately to wherever. Less than $20 Aus freight for smallish stuff, free to USA. Not a shrill, just telling my experience.
Ha, funny you should mention cranks, FSA ones at that. The OEM FSA ones on my Felt broke so I bought some 105s to replace them. Was a holiday weekend and I wanted the bike back on the road, didn't have time for internet deals so paid retail from LBS. That hurt! So I'm not keen on FSA stuff now.
REI Outlet is a bit odd, some stuff is cheap and some stuff is dear.
STP? Steep and Cheap?
's a bit rich for my blood, I'm afraid. Wanted to say, though- most important part is looking around, price shopping, getting a real good idea ahead of time what you want, where's your pricepoint, and where are you willing to negotiate/compromise. Sucks to spend a lot on something that's really not what you want, just because the price was right. That deal will never taste as sweet. You'll end up wishing you had paid just a little more. If you backtrack to Stever and his ("Kameleon") Shoes, (Topic List 06/08). You will see that Stever found the right deal for him somewhere between 8:15 and 9:15 last night. Assuming he didn't go by that ridiculous Generalized Shoe Size Conversion Chart (cause Northwave doesn't!) Stever found a deal he'll be able to live with, and that is very wise. Better to know what you like, and then The Deal will come to You. My advice is this: If you're on the fence- DON'T DO IT. Take a breath. Often the best deal is the one you didn't make. You're probably gonna have a much better idea what it is you want, what your true priorities are. (I'm talking big stuff here- obviously, don't sweat the little stuff.) Seriously, this is (no pun intended) A HIGHLY CYCLICAL INDUSTRY! THE NEXT SICK DEAL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! Trust me on that. Snow Falls, Snow Melts. Happens again and again and again. Another thing is this: the sickest deals are NOT always at the end of the cycle- I say that because that is a common misperception/ misunderstanding. Sometimes, but not always. It all comes back to recognizing the deal that is right for you. Sorry for posting this, BTW. I'm being an indulgent muckamuck. I'll stop.
Almost forgot! Cranks, bro- you lookin' fer cranks? You like Carbon? Check the FSA SL-K: $224, FSA K-Force: $329. 170 & 172.5 in each, the 175's are gone- they've been sitting there forever @ STP (Sierratradingpost). Best part is when you get a VIP 20% off code (sign up for DealFlyer Emails) well- you do the math. I like that deal. They've got FSA RD-600 wheelsets, 35% off ($499), and that plus code could be ponderable. Mavics come and go on a regular basis, but they seem to bend over backwards to keep 'em @ 25% off- can't blame them, they sell (except the $1700 Carbones) fast at that price. I had to bide my time, and stack 20% on 50% off to snag '07 Ksyrium ES's @ 60% off. 20% off codes are less common these days- witness all the knuckleheads scratching their heads @ Fatwallet.com. They're still confused, as STP's gone and restructured their entire promo/sales/affiliate marketing gig (Why on Earth...?), but 15% and 10% codes are common, email direct. Just follow the bouncing sale, then stackattack that code, and voila- I'm getting goosebumps, ha!
Work for BC? No, no my friend- not that they've asked. I said I would attest to BC/SAC/CL Customer Service- I meant that as a satisfied customer. (You heard, STP?) That is my disclaimer. Working as a shoprat in a ski shop, I grew somewhat accustomed to ProForm & ShopForm. Once you realize you're not working for "money" any more, well things just go from there. Ha! I'd like to think I've learned a thing or two about finding deals online, that's all. Really, I flatter myself- it's just common sense and a certain ammount of 'legwork'. Wish I understood a lot more about computers, though- I'd boost my efficiency!
yerleft, the Zipps @ BC are a pretty good price, be good to get them here for 1/2 price and a SENSIBLE freight charge.
So you work for BC?
I have a pair of ol skool knock off SPD Hellgo (wellgo) pedals on my commuter ride that need upgrade. Like serious Lee...Any chance of some love for the hommies in Seattle-Town?