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    A pair of Swrve winter pants. They feel nice. With any luck they'll fit me.

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    Default Re: The what did the postman bring today thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Yeah I may need to hunt someone down to guide me (don't want to end up with glue everywhere!). I don't even know anyone not riding clinchers out of my network of riding pals, so I've just been reading some posts/tutorials on how to do it, and was going to tackle it from there. From what I gather the general recommendations seems to be 3 coats of glue on the rim, 24 hrs between each to allow each coat to dry—with the exception of the third and final coat being left wet to allow for repositioning when putting on the tire. Also ready that latex glove works better than acid brushes. Any other advice is appreciated!
    3 on the rim and a couple on the tire - use the acid brushes though, makes a much better job than your finger tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Yeah I may need to hunt someone down to guide me (don't want to end up with glue everywhere!). I don't even know anyone not riding clinchers out of my network of riding pals, so I've just been reading some posts/tutorials on how to do it, and was going to tackle it from there. From what I gather the general recommendations seems to be 3 coats of glue on the rim, 24 hrs between each to allow each coat to dry—with the exception of the third and final coat being left wet to allow for repositioning when putting on the tire. Also ready that latex glove works better than acid brushes. Any other advice is appreciated!
    Acid brushes, painters tape or electrical tape for rims.

    I would typically do 2 coats on tire, 2 coats on rim. Time between coats? hmmm ... I could do the whole thing in under an hour. I let sit overnight after completely done though. Ask Roseyscot if my tires come off (hint - he can't take off the tire from the wheels I sold him).
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    A NOS pair of Carnac Legends....No cycling shoe on the market today-custom or otherwise-matches the quality of the old French-made Carnacs.....Fortunately for me, they fit my fincky feet as if they were custom made....
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    This natty outfit.

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    Thank you to everyone for the glueing advice. Will definitely do some dry mounts and practice the technique before attempting with glue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    After 7-8 years of commuting, and cobbling together my winter wardrobe, I decided it was time for some good winter pants.
    Just rec'd some Swrve winter trousers (softshell) and holy moly these things are toasty.

    It was probably too warm to ride in them this morning, but temps are dropping 15 degrees before today ends and I'm probably riding home in the rain. So the true test is yet to come. But initial impressions are good.
    I hope they hold up.
    Update after a week of commuting- these are almost too warm at any temp above 30F.
    I have had numerous rides below 25F and windy this week and last, and these pants plus thick wool rag socks keep my lower half ridiculously warm, almost to the point where I can get away with fewer layers on ym core. I did not expect that.

    Now, so long as the roads stay relatively ice-free, I have zero excuse for not biking to work, regardless of temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post
    A NOS pair of Carnac Legends....No cycling shoe on the market today-custom or otherwise-matches the quality of the old French-made Carnacs.....Fortunately for me, they fit my fincky feet as if they were custom made....
    Hmm I used carnac for years and loved them but I must say the current Lake shoes are superior. At least for me.
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    A pair each of the Punkin' Hunter and Perfect Pink socks from Pete Smith at Mad Alchemy! Love my MA products!
     

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    Road Holland Mid-Weight Long Sleeve Merino Blend Jersey in Devil Red. Sadly, looks like it will have to go back. Arm length is great, but too wide and too short through the body. Love the color and fabric, though. Still looking for the next workhorse LS jersey.


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    I received a sportfull norain winter bib and matching leg warmers.
     

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    Rapha navy blue Classic jersey and thermal pro bibshorts came the other day, thanks to their 20% off survey. Have to say I love their stuff.
     

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    Wheels:

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    (Ok, we built them here but every component came in the mail)
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    pre-skeleton record brakes. They are supposed to give a bit more clearance, this may be needed for my PR bike.

     

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    Nice score, Lionel. Obviously from the threads here there are lots of us interested in "how fat can you go?" Of course, we're expecting photos showing comparative clearances with those fat FMB 27s and the respective old/new Campag brakes. Even though you're French you get a pass until after the American Thanksgiving holiday to post them
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleguy57 View Post
    Nice score, Lionel. Obviously from the threads here there are lots of us interested in "how fat can you go?" Of course, we're expecting photos showing comparative clearances with those fat FMB 27s and the respective old/new Campag brakes. Even though you're French you get a pass until after the American Thanksgiving holiday to post them
    I first need to get a pair of FMB 27, I ordered that today. I had 2 spares I sold last year, stupid me.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    pre-skeleton record brakes. They are supposed to give a bit more clearance, this may be needed for my PR bike.
    they definitely give more clearance. but not much, in case of mud they are no help at all.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post
    A NOS pair of Carnac Legends....No cycling shoe on the market today-custom or otherwise-matches the quality of the old French-made Carnacs.....Fortunately for me, they fit my fincky feet as if they were custom made....
    I found the identical NOS shoes (41.5) recently. The issue for me was finding the right adapter plate. Took me three months to find just standard three hole LOOK plates but it was worth the effort.
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