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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ajmit3 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:55 pm

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby denwol » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:19 pm

dalai47 wrote:
Xplora wrote:Hopefully in the market for new shorts this weekend, need a couple cheapies that do the distance.


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 :cry:
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby dalai47 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:51 pm

denwol wrote:Only small left though :cry:


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
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Xplora » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:14 pm

I've got their jerseys and find them a bit too cheap. Damn arm warmers are too short. I am constantly wearing T7 but I don't rate it.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby wgc138 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:40 pm

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
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Xplora » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:51 pm

I'd like to get a few custom prints from champ-sys.com or the like, but it's a bit $$$ for plebbing to work or trainer use.
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Postby march83 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:39 pm

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.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby cancan64 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:50 pm

wgc138 wrote: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


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.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby 2ndeffort » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:01 pm

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.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:06 pm

2ndeffort wrote: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

shorts only?
bibs?
jerseys?
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby wgc138 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:37 pm

jasonc wrote:
2ndeffort wrote: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

shorts only?
bibs?
jerseys?


I'd be interested as well.
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Postby defy1 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:42 pm

me too
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Postby Xplora » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:48 pm

me three
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:49 pm

may be worth doing a post in the WTS forum. post a link here (that should be allowed?)
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby gabrielle260 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:56 pm

Me four.
Also fascinating to get an insight in how much bibs really cost...
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Postby 2ndeffort » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:43 am

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!
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby cp123 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:49 am

If you've got any good quality girlie knicks in your pile I'd be happy to buy them. :D
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Xplora » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:45 am

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 :oops:
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Postby squeakywheel » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:51 am

cp123 wrote:If you've got any good quality girlie knicks in your pile I'd be happy to buy them. :D

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Six13 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:49 pm

RS21s on special at CE AUD139 instead of AUD372

https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/road- ... /102577545
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:02 pm

Six13 wrote:RS21s on special at CE AUD139 instead of AUD372

https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/road- ... /102577545


rs-21 was released in 2013......

save your bucks. buy something betterer
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby biker jk » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:25 pm

jasonc wrote:
Six13 wrote:RS21s on special at CE AUD139 instead of AUD372

https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/road- ... /102577545


rs-21 was released in 2013......

save your bucks. buy something betterer


Nothing wrong with that wheelset. It's 11-speed as well in case you upgrade. Name another wheelset as good for the price?
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:59 pm

biker jk wrote:Nothing wrong with that wheelset. It's 11-speed as well in case you upgrade. Name another wheelset as good for the price?


I'd spend a few bucks more and get the pro-lite comos. mine are nearly up to 23000kms
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Six13 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:04 pm

Those are heavier than the RS21s, though I do like the 300mm haha 30mm profile

Weight: Front - 906 g / Rear - 1192 g / Shimano
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby biker jk » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:12 pm

Six13 wrote:Those are heavier than the RS21s, though I do like the 300mm profile

Weight: Front - 906 g / Rear - 1192 g / Shimano


Yes, at least 200g heavier! You can't beat the Shimano cup and cone bearings for longevity and weather sealing. My Shimano Tiagra 4400 hubs on the cheap wheelset I built are going fine after five years. Cartridge bearings don't compare and are harder to change unless you invest in a bearing press/puller set.
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