What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

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What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby #david2012 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:41 pm

As the title says what's everyone treating themselves to for Christmas? My present to myself is a garmin 500 with extras + a new lid ! :D

looking forward to using the garmin with all the data it captures to improve my training & reluctantly I got a cheap helmet when I started due to pestering from the wifey... Now I wouldn't go out without one and think I need one a little nicer!

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby smidsy » Sun Dec 09, 2012 17:00 pm

This was mine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77946148@N07/8258432612/

A new Basso Astra with Full Ultegra Groupset and Ambrosio Excellight Handbuilt wheels.
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Sun Dec 09, 2012 17:20 pm

smidsy wrote:This was mine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77946148@N07/8258432612/

A new Basso Astra with Full Ultegra Groupset and Ambrosio Excellight Handbuilt wheels.


I'm liking that a lot Sir! 8)
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby elderone » Sun Dec 09, 2012 17:21 pm

nice bike^^^^^
Im having some rs30 wheels/tubes/tyres to go on my new bike...bring it on santa..
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby Markjaspi » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:42 pm

I'm hoping Santa will bring me a new group set upgrade, not decided on 105 or ultegra yet though.
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby potters1863 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 19:47 pm

#david2012 wrote:As the title says what's everyone treating themselves to for Christmas? My present to myself is a garmin 500 with extras + a new lid ! :D

looking forward to using the garmin with all the data it captures to improve my training & reluctantly I got a cheap helmet when I started due to pestering from the wifey... Now I wouldn't go out without one and think I need one a little nicer!


A new set of Kreitler rollers and resistance fan :D be interesting how I get on with the start up and how long it will take to get used to rollers?

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby MacLeod113 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 20:01 pm

i'm getting a bike fit from the Mrs. Cant wait. have to wait till probably Feb for my new bike though :-(
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby nochekmate » Sun Dec 09, 2012 20:40 pm

Treated myself to this by selling off my Cervelo S1 and some spare wheels - secondhand immaculate Felt B2 Pro/Sram Red/Zipp 808 & 404 (took off the orange bar tape as soon as I got home)

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Full blown onslaught onto the age-group tri scene next season and will be celebrating my 50th by completing an Ironman!

Better buy my wife the same scarf and gloves that the snowman manages to do on the M&S ad that she likes so much!!

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby Mikey41 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 21:06 pm

A Garmin 500 for me, but I'm getting a bit tired of my current shoe solution (thin soled trainers with the laces held out of the way with a twist-tie) for the toe clips, so I will extend the present to some new SPD pedals and shoes :)
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby RoyPSB » Sun Dec 09, 2012 21:31 pm

Not too much spare cash at the moment - a £15 set of neoprene overshoes from Planet X for me!

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby rgliniany » Mon Dec 10, 2012 00:11 am

Garmin 200....

on a budget and im not too fussed about the heartrate and cadence stuff :)
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby Dashik » Mon Dec 10, 2012 09:38 am

A Tacx Satori pro Turbo, that I got a month or so back :D I might be lucky and get a bonus Garmin 500 seeing as I already have the Speed/Cadance sensor and the HRM for it now.

But to be honest I'll not be too fussy. Got a nice treat for my Partner planned as around this time last year she was starting Chemo for Breast Cancer. Had a scare in the days before Christmas and she was in hospital right up until Christmas eve. So best present is her fit and well (mostly) and home this year now that treatment is finished. :D

I can confirm something like that certainly changes your outlook on life and the importance of money and material stuff.

Hope you all get what you deserve ;) and that you and yours are safe and well this Christmas :D

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby Captainlip » Mon Dec 10, 2012 09:59 am

im getting a set of the new mavic sls wheelsets at £800

missus has got me a garmin edge
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:02 am

A Rapha Pro Team bundle - bibs/jersey

But if my insurance cheque comes in before Xmas (unlikely) a pair of Zipp 303's.
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby zx6man » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:12 am

smidsy wrote:This was mine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77946148@N07/8258432612/

A new Basso Astra with Full Ultegra Groupset and Ambrosio Excellight Handbuilt wheels.


Custard flavour bartape..nice

Thinking a garmin 200 myself too
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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby Crouching Peeky » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:45 am

I'm getting some new shoes and pedals. Never been clipped in before so have a little trepidation, but I'm sure it'll be fine. I've got a budget of around £150 for the pair. Any suggestions will be helpful.

I have my eye on Shimano 105 5700 SPD's currently £39.99 in Cycle Surgery. There are plenty of different shoes for around the £80-£100 mark that look like they'll do for me.

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby gerroffandmilkit » Mon Dec 10, 2012 13:48 pm

Mines already sitting in the garage with just 6 miles on the tyres. Got my bike the other month, an early pressie from the Mrs. Also got the necessary bits and bobs such as lights, helmet, gloves, pump and spare tubes etc.
Dropped a hint I would like a few stocking filers such as a jersey or raintop.
Will have to wait and see if Santa thinks I've been good.

Would most of all like some nice dry weather to get some use out of the bike. Being a beginner I feel a bit of trepidation in going for a ride on icy wet roads. Roll on spring time!

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby wishitwasallflat » Mon Dec 10, 2012 14:33 pm

Dashik wrote:Hope you all get what you deserve ;) and that you and yours are safe and well this Christmas :D


Don't mean to be ungrateful, and thanks for the best wishes but foock me I hope I don't ...

I deserve feck all and want an Edge 500 with cadence and HR!!

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby mallorcajeff » Mon Dec 10, 2012 17:34 pm

zipps and sidis for me. must sell some stuff in the new year!

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Re: What cycling Christmas present to yourself ?

Postby TakeTurns » Mon Dec 10, 2012 18:01 pm

Trying to come in with the lowest cost item I've bought myself recently....

Fizik Black with White Logo Bartape :)


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