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Oznerol 05-29-2009 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Two werds: trail run.

Easier to get ready than riding, you can usually find some trails out the back door, AND you get tired a LOT faster than riding... A good workout may take an hour start to finish. :evil

I'm getting there. During the long weekend we just spent in Acadia, we did only a little biking, but lots of fast-paced hiking. It was fun, especially the really steep rocky stuff; At times it felt almost like this weird amalgam of running, mountain biking and rock climbing.

Unfortunately, no trails right out my back door. The closest place that'd be good for trail running is also the closest place for mountain biking. And the easiest way for me to get there is on a bicycle... Still, after the fun I had on foot this past weekend, I plan to get over there and check out some of the rockier trails (which are closed to bikes) on foot.

Gummee! 05-29-2009 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Oznerol
I'm getting there. During the long weekend we just spent in Acadia, we did only a little biking, but lots of fast-paced hiking. It was fun, especially the really steep rocky stuff; At times it felt almost like this weird amalgam of running, mountain biking and rock climbing.

Unfortunately, no trails right out my back door. The closest place that'd be good for trail running is also the closest place for mountain biking. And the easiest way for me to get there is on a bicycle... Still, after the fun I had on foot this past weekend, I plan to get over there and check out some of the rockier trails (which are closed to bikes) on foot.

I can assure you that there's more trails around yer house than you think. Ask a hasher if yer not convinced. :nod Drainage ditches, alleys, etc. all qualify. :nod Oh, and make for some fan-farging-tastic runs. :nod

M

skibum69 05-29-2009 07:01 PM

Yes the single speed has made my legs stronger and I'm definitely all about picking the best line I can get my wheels to follow but lately I've been missing at least a few more gears on the really technical stuff that I just can't keep the pedals turning for.

Sooooo....this just showed up at the shop with my name all over it, I only ordered it in December! I need to order more parts for the build so I won't get to ride it for about a month:2cry
http://skibum69.smugmug.com/photos/5...34_3vChs-L.jpg
http://skibum69.smugmug.com/photos/5...34_rSnG4-L.jpg

Gummee! 05-29-2009 07:21 PM

:tb

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Bimble 05-29-2009 08:10 PM

You know you're too tired to be working on a bike
 
when you cut the wrong cable.

I needed to replace the front derailleur cable because it frayed and went to cut it as it wouldn't pass through a guide... and clipped the rear cable instead. I'm sure I'll see the humor in it tomorrow.

:twitch

:baldy

sixer 05-29-2009 08:57 PM

Anyone one here have any experience with Crank Brothers clipless pedals? I recently got some Candy SL's and was wondering how much free play (side to side) you have when clipped in. I just want to make sure I'm all good. The manual says you have 6 degrees of side to side and can release at 15 and 20 degrees depending on cleat placement. I have them set at 15 right now but might switch to 20.

DoctorIt 05-30-2009 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by sixer
Anyone one here have any experience with Crank Brothers clipless pedals? I recently got some Candy SL's and was wondering how much free play (side to side) you have when clipped in. I just want to make sure I'm all good. The manual says you have 6 degrees of side to side and can release at 15 and 20 degrees depending on cleat placement. I have them set at 15 right now but might switch to 20.

They came on my new bike. I put them right on the 20 setting and I'm loving them. They feel pretty easy to clip out of, but if I yank real hard, they hold tight. So yeah, they're good. What was the question? :lol3

Zodiac 05-30-2009 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by sixer
Anyone one here have any experience with Crank Brothers clipless pedals? I recently got some Candy SL's and was wondering how much free play (side to side) you have when clipped in. I just want to make sure I'm all good. The manual says you have 6 degrees of side to side and can release at 15 and 20 degrees depending on cleat placement. I have them set at 15 right now but might switch to 20.



they're more sole supportive and easier to use than the egg beaters.


good all around street pedal.

Gummee! 05-30-2009 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
when you cut the wrong cable.

I needed to replace the front derailleur cable because it frayed and went to cut it as it wouldn't pass through a guide... and clipped the rear cable instead. I'm sure I'll see the humor in it tomorrow.

:twitch

:baldy

Is that back one long enough to use on the front? If it is, just pull it off and use it there. No biggie. If it isn't, well, yer out however much a cable costs. Not TOO bad in the greater scheme of things. :nah Oh, and buy housing to go with that cable. Mo bettah shifting. :nod

M

skibum69 05-30-2009 08:35 AM

just wait until you see the build Gummee, it will be spanky-at least to my eyes. All the new anodizing doo dads bring me back to the rise on Ringlé:lol3




Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimble
when you cut the wrong cable.

I needed to replace the front derailleur cable because it frayed and went to cut it as it wouldn't pass through a guide... and clipped the rear cable instead. I'm sure I'll see the humor in it tomorrow.

:twitch

:baldy

like he said. Cables are cheap and I have to admit it's funny as hell! You should have had another beer:lol3

sixer 05-30-2009 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by DoctorIt
They came on my new bike. I put them right on the 20 setting and I'm loving them. They feel pretty easy to clip out of, but if I yank real hard, they hold tight. So yeah, they're good. What was the question? :lol3

Did you try them on the 15 degree setting? How much side to side do your feet have once clipped in? I guess 6 degrees feels like alot to me. I'm going to try the 20 degree setting. They are super easy to clip out of. I was worried they would be hard to get out of. Now I can bunnyhop like three inches.

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Originally Posted by Perry
they're more sole supportive and easier to use than the egg beaters.


good all around street pedal.

I got them for my MTB. The reason I went with the Candy is incase I break a cleat or mount I still have a little platform to pedal.

Zodiac 05-30-2009 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by sixer



I got them for my MTB. The reason I went with the Candy is incase I break a cleat or mount I still have a little platform to pedal.


makes sense.

Bimble 05-30-2009 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Is that back one long enough to use on the front? If it is, just pull it off and use it there. No biggie. If it isn't, well, yer out however much a cable costs. Not TOO bad in the greater scheme of things. :nah Oh, and buy housing to go with that cable. Mo bettah shifting. :nod

M

Nah, too short. 10 bucks and it's done. Easy fix, just a dumb thing to do. :lol3
The greatest source of annoyance is with myself. I need that bike next weekend for a tri. Could I have put this off any longer?

:fishie

Gummee! 05-30-2009 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
Nah, too short. 10 bucks and it's done. Easy fix, just a dumb thing to do. :lol3
The greatest source of annoyance is with myself. I need that bike next weekend for a tri. Could I have put this off any longer?

:fishie

Beats doing it the nite before!

M

skibum69 05-30-2009 04:06 PM

maybe you shouldn't ride triathalons?:poser


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