Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
Looking at a cube agree gtc pro, full carbon with 105 group and fulcrum7 wheels (I understand the wheels are entry level but so am I) ive seen the bike for $1689, im wanting it for everyday riding and weekend long ride, and partaking in a few non competative tris
Does any body have any thoughts??
Hopefully in the market for new shorts this weekend, need a couple cheapies that do the distance. I still have a pair of Nettis from 3 years ago that are doing OK, I would only need them for commuting and the odd long way home... can bust out the good kit for the longer rides though. Anything out there on special/clearance?
check out aliexpress.com anything from China is dirt cheap on there...
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When on special like now (under $25) these can't be beat! Size is a fraction on the bigger side compared to say Castelli so if between sizes I'd suggest going down. I use these mostly for commuting but also grab them often for longer rides.
http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/R7B ... bib-shorts
Only small left though
Sorry about that. I've bought batches of these in the past and they have always had plenty in all sizes so didn't look at quantities...
They do have all sizes in their 8 panel bibs at $29.99 - http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/R7B ... bib-shorts
Torpedo7 has good range of shorts..bought a few myself.
I was in the market for new shorts and jerseys so bought a few team sets from aliexpress.com. Hopefully they're good quality. I'll do a review when they arrive as the whole sets would beat anything retail
our mtb club used nimblewear a few years ago. once you get to about 10 items (ie 5 full kits) it becomes cost effective but prior to that it's just not worth it.
my company used krank a few years ago too and they worked out to be reasonable on a per item basis for a run of 10 jerseys.
I purchased there genuine fake Castelli bib and jersey set...I just wear them for short 1-3hr rides and so far they are just as good as the other cheapies that I have...anything over 3 hrs I use genuine bibs but for $29 A set delivered you cant go wrong and saves the good gear for when its needed.
When i used to ride to work in Melbourne and whinge about wearing out my good kit plebbing up the bike paths a mate dared me to do better. I set up an eBay shop and at the height of its success I was moving a couple of thousand $ worth of bike wear stuff per month. I got samples from loads of the different suppliers (i didn't resell anything that voided copyright instead I found a factory and just bought their stock design with a small logoI made up on MS word and emailed to them). The best I found (and used to sell) was from a factory in pakistan, the guys in china just wanted to sell me counterfeit. if I wanted non counterfeit I had to buy in enormous lots. The samples I was sent from China were of very poor quality compared to the Pakistan ones as well.
In the end I was buying 8 panel shorts and bibs with a basic coolmax insert for about $7.50 and $12 a set respectively landed here in Oz. I stopped 2 years ago as I ran out of time when my day job stepped up and I wasn't able to spend my nights putting bike shorts in post bags etc. My garage is still 1/2 full of shorts and my supplier guy in Pakistan still, 2 years after my last order keeps emailing me to start the shop up again.
maybe you can make some bucks
I'd be interested as well.
I'll check out the WTS forum guys thanks for the tip, for the record I wasn't posting up a sales pitch I wanted to give some insight into dealing with the folks that make/sell the generic chinese stuff as there was some talk on here about it. I also wanted to post what it cost me to buy in bulk. I will check out the WTS forum though, my wife periodically threatens to dump it all at the tip/brotherhood bin! I turned up to a cold bunch ride a month and a half ago with pockets full of thermal helmet liner/beanies and just handed them out. Didn't have to pay for a coffee for weeks afterwards!
Wow, that's generosity plus!
If they are cheap and cheerful and last for 100 rides (a year twice a week isnt hard to hit) then you certainly have our interest. Send a message to AUBicycles for the all clear, if it gets you brownie points with SWMBO even better. Might be worth suggesting a minimum order to save you some time. I know I need 5 pairs but would get 10 and pass them on to local mates. Lots of trainer time lately, we aren't rich enough to use the Assos and Rapha gear if no one is watching
RS21s on special at CE AUD139 instead of AUD372
https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/road- ... /102577545
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