Monday, November 10 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
Couldn't hold back any longer. Finally grabbed these. They'll go on my Portland, which had been converted to a flat bar setup, but the more I ride, the more I wish I had just stuck with the road bars in the first place. Oh well. Now I'll have the Ultegras instead of the 105s.
Now I'm just going to have to wait for a nice road bar to show it's pretty face.
I just want some new MTB platform pedals!
Mr. T.: Thanks for the run-down, I appreciate it.
Just wondering... does anyone by any chance have a current coupon code for Colorado Cyclist? Thanks.
damn....missed my aerators
even though i really like the strapped ones better *hint hint* =]
...correction: yes, pullover- Not a jacket.
re. Rime Jacket
I almost always size up cuz I have broad shoulders and generally go XL 80% of the time. That said, for some reason, I did not do that with the Rime. It's not one to layer up except for a base layer- a 260 wt. at VERY most maybe, but this would "bog" down any breath ability with exercise. A light synth or fine merino is perfect. The shoulder cut was somehow right on (why I kept it), slim mid, and yes relatively short. It is almost a stand alone piece. It shed water pretty well; all mud and dirt fell off after ride's end. I would utilize with a thin merino/Rime combo into low thirties at coldest. Looks sharp too.
On a bike it would offer no lower back coverage to be clear.
Hey, speaking of such, how is that Rime Pullover? I was real tempted to get one, but I'm so preoccupied, deliberating over a couple more pressing deals at the moment, and I let that one slide... sure looked like a sweet deal, though. I noticed some reviews said it fit similar to Arc'teryx (in which case I'd buy my normal size) but several reviewers admonished in no uncertain terms to size up. Fit is too subjective to counsel a stranger, I know, but what's your take, Mr. T?
No shat! Wow. Well, apologies to those who caught that news.
Harder for me to say now that I own no indoor trainers. But I DO know quite a few who point themselves at ever increasing sized tele screens. Maybe that ain't such a hot idea either.
Back to the outside underfoot and tire, I spent yesterday cruising toward our snowline until civil twilight. Felt good despite spittle rain, wearing my ergo bibs, Endura knicks and BC's Rime jacket. Me happy to employ (and justify) recent purchases.
Um, those Endura winter tights and rain jacket would be welcomed here, for soon it is going to pour pretty much nonstop, except for when it turns to snow.
Wince. That's a an awful thought, Mr. T. I hope no one would ever set rollers anywhere near a sliding glass door, let alone pointing at one! That guy from ABBA died that way a couple months back -hey, who could resist a headline like that (I couldn't)- anyway, he went through a glass door... slit him up a treat. I'm jesting cause I'm light-headed at the thought of it. Probably, blood-sugar, I should eat... and bath- I just mentioned ABBA in a post. Wince, again.
...at first I wasn't sure hijo, you offering the poetic sense of seasonal cold night riding- OR, someone furiously spinning on their mag trainer/rollers, only to come apart/steer off. Rider is subsequently shot through sliding glass doors, across a snow-laden deck and flying off into a dark black night. The fall broken only by a young fir tree, and now he/she firmly bedded in the first year's snow.
But that's backwards.
somebody learned a new word today
:) Almost forgot the smiley face! There it is, anyway.
Your view occluded by the stinging silvery flash, the wind tastes bitter behind your teeth; the powdery-white blades of grass crackle like shards of broken glass beneath your wheels. Your mind racing ahead of the light spill; a somnolescent hemisphere collapsing silinently as a sand castle sinking beneath the blackest wave, regret...
I come here for the ambience. You guys don't sound like a broken record at all. I'm just kidding! You do (sound like a broken record).
...but even I have moved on. Now I'd like to see the CycleOps 2 Trainer. Anyone else?
I don't even want a bike stand, but if I see one come up here, I'll have a stroke!
CL is really now a big pot of old stew, occasionally stirred and something yet unseen briefly rises to the top.
I am not knocking an individual item's worth and the new customers who latch on to what seems brand new, (though $120 retail for a pedro bag with couple o' tools is...just...ridiculous). But the lure is tarnishing. Those who still follow it religiously know the slow circle of tubular wheels, Oak and PI tops, etc, etc..
Stop throwin' in obviously negotiated closeouts that stop briefly at the Outlet. It is near winter-like for most of us, and the loyal few need not wait for hours for an item to change. You, Backcountry.com, can easily spice this stew with your ever increasing bike gear stock without undermining their BC site price. Speed it up, as it is getting darker and colder in this hemisphere.
(And get a few workstands down off the shelf, definitely more clinchers for crimeny, and a bunch more in between stuff- you can afford it! I know.)
I'll be giving you MY wants tomorrow. They'll be telltale.
LOL good one! I think if CL put a workstand on here it would sell faster than a Woot bag of crap.
I need some new platforms for my mountain bike so if someone would post some Crank Brothers 5050 pedals that would be sweeeeeetttt!
I think it is time to give up on the wheels. How about XXL bib shorts.
was that joke in poor taste?