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Old 10-21-2010, 02:33 PM   #17566
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Damn, and I almost tipped my beer over reaching for the cheetos. Where is that remote control anyway?

Oh, yeah we're already IN the basement.

Somebody rode a First time clipless? My first time I fell over. In my driveway.

No progress without pain I always say.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:22 PM   #17567
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Damn, and I almost tipped my beer over reaching for the cheetos. Where is that remote control anyway?

Oh, yeah we're already IN the basement.

Somebody rode a First time clipless? My first time I fell over. In my driveway.

No progress without pain I always say.


I fell over the first time at a red light. Next to my father-in-law and another guy we'd just caught up to. D'oh!
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:39 PM   #17568
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Damn, and I almost tipped my beer over reaching for the cheetos. Where is that remote control anyway?

Oh, yeah we're already IN the basement.

Somebody rode a First time clipless? My first time I fell over. In my driveway.

No progress without pain I always say.


Yup, right in my driveway, too.

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Old 10-21-2010, 04:43 PM   #17569
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Yup, right in my driveway, too.

I didn't fall over once. I didn't fall over at all, either. They come out easier than getting in them.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:13 PM   #17570
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First time out with my new Time Atacs on my Fat, I popped a wheelie, veered to the left and bounced off a tree in my neighbors driveway. Couldn't unclip and planted on the gravel. 3rd degree separation. First intro to Vicodin... D'oh! Gotta love clipless!
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:13 PM   #17571
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...They come out easier than getting in them.
as long as you remember to click out. I didn't. Forgot all about them and tried to step off.

WHUMP!

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Old 10-21-2010, 07:58 PM   #17572
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as long as you remember to click out. I didn't. Forgot all about them and tried to step off.

WHUMP!

I'll probably do that once I get used to them. As in forgetting completely about them.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:03 PM   #17573
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Well, I got my brakes hooked up. I have to say the V-brakes are a HUGE improvement over the old Shimano STI/Exage Canti's. You would squeeze the STI's and they would slow you down eventually. Because of all of the plastic you couldn't feel much from the brakes. The new ones have a lot more feel so modulating them is simple. They have a lot more stopping power as well. It was a bit shocking how much the brakes have improved. It also tells me why wheels are warped as the V's sway back and forth as the wheel goes round.

I'm also thinking that I might keep the 7-speed BUT I think I'll still change out the crank. Here's the problem I'm running into. The BioSpace Rings required a narrow chain. The cassette is a Hyperglide I believe so that requires a HG compatible chain. I'd like to swap out the crank for a modern Shimano Hollowtech Deore XT which run more standard gears. Should I swap out the cassette or will that not be a problem? There aren't any good cassette's anymore really. I found a Sram 730 and a Shimano HG30 though. Not sure if they are an improvement over my existing cassette though. I'll also consider finding some vintage Shimano Deore XT derailers although my Exage stuff seems to be OK.

Oh, also bought a helmet. Went with a Sixsixone Recon '11.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:05 PM   #17574
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Well, I got my brakes hooked up. I have to say the V-brakes are a HUGE improvement over the old Shimano STI/Exage Canti's. You would squeeze the STI's and they would slow you down eventually. Because of all of the plastic you couldn't feel much from the brakes. The new ones have a lot more feel so modulating them is simple. They have a lot more stopping power as well. It was a bit shocking how much the brakes have improved. It also tells me why wheels are warped as the V's sway back and forth as the wheel goes round.

I'm also thinking that I might keep the 7-speed BUT I think I'll still change out the crank. Here's the problem I'm running into. The BioSpace Rings required a narrow chain. The cassette is a Hyperglide I believe so that requires a HG compatible chain. I'd like to swap out the crank for a modern Shimano Hollowtech Deore XT which run more standard gears. Should I swap out the cassette or will that not be a problem? There aren't any good cassette's anymore really. I found a Sram 730 and a Shimano HG30 though. Not sure if they are an improvement over my existing cassette though. I'll also consider finding some vintage Shimano Deore XT derailers although my Exage stuff seems to be OK.

Oh, also bought a helmet. Went with a Sixsixone Recon '11.
you can use most any 7-8 speed compatible chain with a HG cassette. dont' let shimano fool you. just don't use a 9-10 speed chain, they are really skinny.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:14 PM   #17575
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you can use most any 7-8 speed compatible chain with a HG cassette. dont' let shimano fool you. just don't use a 9-10 speed chain, they are really skinny.
Thanks! That simplifies things for sure.

Are the 9-speed chains skinner then my narrow chain for the BioSpace?
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:15 PM   #17576
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Yeah, let's get back to bikes.

I used my new bike shoes and clipless pedals today. Kinda strange. I think I like it.
I"ve crashed a few times uncliping the "wrong" foot. Man that's a helpless feeling as you fall over. It's good entertainment for your riding buddies.

BTW what did you settle on for shoes and pedals.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:09 PM   #17577
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Thanks! That simplifies things for sure.

Are the 9-speed chains skinner then my narrow chain for the BioSpace?
Narrow is a misnomer these days. It was referring to the difference between 1/8" and 3/32nds chains ie:the 'new' narrower chains that were needed when the big S went to 7sp. Basically, the chain yer looking for is 6/7/8 compatible. As an added benefit, the chain you need is almost the least expensive one you can buy. Only thing less is the track/BMX chain that's 1/8"

The 9sp and/or 10sp stuff is gonna be narrower than 'narrow.'

HTH

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Old 10-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #17578
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First time out clipless in public, a lady @ the trailhead asks me for directions. I stop to talk, feet get confused, and..."Down goes Frazier!" Right in front of a bunch of scuba divers headed down to the lake.

I still manage to take a soil sample every third switchback or so.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:13 PM   #17579
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Narrow is a misnomer these days. It was referring to the difference between 1/8" and 3/32nds chains ie:the 'new' narrower chains that were needed when the big S went to 7sp. Basically, the chain yer looking for is 6/7/8 compatible. As an added benefit, the chain you need is almost the least expensive one you can buy. Only thing less is the track/BMX chain that's 1/8"

The 9sp and/or 10sp stuff is gonna be narrower than 'narrow.'

HTH

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Thanks for explaining the difference. I was thinking the width was narrower.

I'm hoping tomorrow, I'll be able to get the brakes sorted and be able to snap a proper picture.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:32 PM   #17580
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First time out with my new Time Atacs on my Fat, I popped a wheelie, veered to the left and bounced off a tree in my neighbors driveway. Couldn't unclip and planted on the gravel. 3rd degree separation. First intro to Vicodin... D'oh! Gotta love clipless!
Correction: Gotta love Vicodin!
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