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Old 02-12-2011, 09:24 PM   #18991
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I kinda hate clips, so I'm trying to figure out what kind of pedals to get for it - most likely SPDs, but I'm curious to try Eggbeaters or Candys. Any opinions?
I have SPD's on my Calfee but I've been putting Candy's on everything else and Mallet's on my commuter.

I dig them and will probably change over the Calfee this season.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:51 PM   #18992
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All the gear, except the helmet! Circa 1985.

My Dad sold this bike to a co-worker while I was in college...tells me as he is handing me $200. That bike was priceless to me!
I have a 1983 Redline PL-20 Carrera and a 1984 Redline PL-24 cruiser from my BMX racing days.
Not positive on the years but it's pretty close.
They're not worth enough to sell so I figure I'll keep them for my 5 year old to ride when he fits on them if he wants.

BTW I've finally reached the end of this thread so I'm current now.
YEA!!!
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:04 AM   #18993
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Nice pics where is that? looks great.

NC 181. Upper Creek trails and Raspberry Ridge.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #18994
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3.15 on the bicycle today with a group of friends. Dropped off the Roubaix with a buddy 'cause he wants to buy it. Then went and played 1.15 of UW Hockey.

I'm effing beat.

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Old 02-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #18995
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back on the bike

Today, first time outside in a LONG time. Felt great. Need to make an adjustment to my drop bars (fiddled with them over the winter and do not like the change). Ah, real wind and real gears...great to be back.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:06 PM   #18996
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:49 PM   #18997
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NC 181. Upper Creek trails and Raspberry Ridge.
Near Rutherfordton? I grew up in Hickory and went to Gaston College.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #18998
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Near Rutherfordton? I grew up in Hickory and went to Gaston College.

Just north of Morganton about half way up the hill to the Parkway.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:47 PM   #18999
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Nice! Watch out for the locals in Burke county!
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:53 PM   #19000
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Anybody out there running Campagnolo groupsets? I am seriously pondering a wicked deal on an Athena gruppo, but i have no experience with Campy.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:52 AM   #19001
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That's a cool setup. Is there some kind of gap where the two meet? What happens if you start to tip over? Where do you put your foot?
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:00 AM   #19002
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I don't have a whole lot of experience with Campy stuff, but do know that consumables like chains and cassettes can be pricey. Great stuff otherwise.

Gotchas include a different diameter head on the shifter cables. You can make the Shimano/SRAM stuff work with a little filing. AMHIK

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Old 02-15-2011, 08:15 AM   #19003
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All my Campy stuff is ancient, so doesn't translate to today I am betting.
My old Super Record and C-Record stuff is wonderful to look at use and adjust. I recall Campy cables back in the day were larger diameter than all the others so didn't really ever stretch. The wheel bearings, heads, and bottom brackets adjust once and perfect. Shimano and back then Suntour seemed to need fiddling and were always either a snick too tight or too loose.

The new Shimano stuff I've got reminds me of those days, just set it and ride.

The new campy stuff that is the top end is real pretty looking. I don't know anything about the lower priced Campy stuff.
Personally I'd go for the Shimano or SRAM stuff. near the top level seems to work really well.

Funny thing, the rear brake on my old mountain bike is a budget level V-brake from Performance, it is as good feeling as the front XT.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:12 AM   #19004
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my Campy stuff is from the mid 70s, classic N.R. and early S.R. At the time, it was vastly superior to the Simplex and Huret alternatives, but a few years later Suntour and later Shimano kicked its ass for usability and price.

As Mr Head says, real purdy. I recall the campy cables were braided, not just thicker.

I think I'd stick with Shimano or SRAM on anything new, too. Unless you LIKE burning money.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:35 PM   #19005
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That's a cool setup. Is there some kind of gap where the two meet? What happens if you start to tip over? Where do you put your foot?
I think it is two trees linked together, although I wimp out before the juncture, so I can't be certain. Will take a look see next time. If I feel like I'm going overboard, I just bunnyhop off the log for a cushy two wheel touchdown and keep pedaling. No sense in trying to be a hero. The under 30 crowd can lay claim to unceremonious dismounts. I'll try to stop and take some more pix of it tomorrow. Picked up a wagon wheeler tonight.
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