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Old 11-23-2012, 12:53 AM   #26026
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One of the things I've done over the years is when I get new SPD cleats is to take a Dremel tool and deburr all the edges of cleats. If you take a look at your cleats you will notice really bad machine/stamp markings and nasty edges from the manufacturing process so if you deburr and smooth these out along with the pedals you will be amazed at how buttery smooth clipping in and out gets.
Also check to make sure the spring tension in the pedals are equal from right to left.
interesting idea, if I never go back to SPD, I'll have to give that a try...

a note... I prefer using a hand file for that sort of deburring as a dremel can get jumpy. a small half-round file with a pointy tip does great on that sort of task.

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Old 11-23-2012, 01:00 AM   #26027
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another day, another ride around the waterfront...




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Old 11-23-2012, 12:32 PM   #26028
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Some Shimano stuff over in FM.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:45 AM   #26029
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Speaking of carbon cross bikes...



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Old 11-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #26030
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It's a shame you've got sell your CX bike
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #26031
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It's a shame you've got sell your CX bike
This is the nicer of the 2 I have. The Crosshairs isn't for sale. I'm not that desperate (yet)

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #26032
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Missed it by *that* much.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #26033
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Accused bike thief, gets 'street justice'

A 30-year-old man was tackled and received blows to the face, but he's no crime victim, Fort Lauderdale police say. Keith Kirk appeared in court Thursday with blackened, swollen eyes and stitches between the brows. He is accused of stealing a bicycle about noon Wednesday outside the One Stop Food Mart at 18 NW First Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The beatdown was delivered by the bike's owner, Calvin McDougal of Lauderhill, according to a police report. The two men got into a fight when McDougal chased after Kirk to retrieve his $600 bicycle. "I believe there was a little bit more than just a tackle," Broward County Judge John "Jay" Hurley said Thursday during Kirk's hearing in first appearance court. "Now, sir, you allegedly steal someone's bike and it looks like there was some street justice carried out."

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #26034
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #26035
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One more climb from here and it should be a huge downhill to the car. No. Wait. The road shouldn't be dropping off of this side of the ridge, did I just feel a raindrop? Now my chain is bent.




We made it in time for dinner.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #26036
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on my Saturday ride (yesterday).... sorry, no pics of me or my bike, just the scenery I rode past.



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Old 11-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #26037
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What's that, Steamers? Whoa...talk about crowded. Sure EC doesn't see nice, clean, good size swell all that often but it's never like that. Not even in the summer on an inlet point. Geez, man. And then they add sharks to the mix, too. No wonder CA is filled with territorial little pricks, every wave when not intimidating is a party one there.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #26038
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4:50 on the road today. 81 mi. and 6500' of climbing. It was a lot of work for a ham sandwich, but it was a pretty good sandwich.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #26039
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thats Cowells, which is the grom run inside of Steamers. Steamers is out around the point, to the right of my field of view.

I shot that pic cuz I'd never seen so many clowns out there in glassy water like that.

the waves are just a bit bigger out at Steamers, this was on thanksgiving day, late afternoon. was using an unfamiliar P&S camera so was having trouble with action pics.



a swell hits the outer reef, just about to crest




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Old 11-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #26040
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bike work stands...


hey, what you bike wrenches (gummie, etc) think of this as a budget workstand? I'm thinking of attaching it to a telephone pole in my driveway, actually. its my outdoor workshop area.



these sell for like $50 or so as a 'workbench bicycle clamp', but I see no reason it can't be bolted to a vertical surface, given sufficiently hurkey lag bolts.
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