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Old 02-10-2011, 08:23 PM   #18856
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Thanks but I'm sure he wouldn't want to be slowed down my my slow fat ass. I've been off the pedal bike and on the moto bike too long.
As soon as the weather breaks though...
We already had this conversation so I won't call you a wuss-boy again in front of all these fine folks. I wouldn't do that to you.



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Old 02-10-2011, 08:35 PM   #18857
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I'm tempted to try the Time iClic pedals, mostly because they have both lateral and angular float - not that Keos ever bothered me, but if I'm gonna do a 112-mile warmup for a marathon, well, it helps to keep those knees happy.
I had Time ATAC XS Carbon on my MTB, for a while. They work and feel like they're between CB Candy and Eggbeater. They easily roll while trying to engage and don't engage as easily as CB. Also, they don't like mud at all.

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So it's a game of musical... um... pedals, here at lachulacasa.
That's why I have the same brand on both bikes. I had Speedplays on the 'cross. But, I got tired of being restricted, off the bike, with road cleats. I'm really enjoying the versatility of recessed cleats and one pair of shoes for both. Although, I may end up buying another pair of shoes for the road, since I get shoes pretty nasty on the MTB.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:15 PM   #18858
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I had Time ATAC XS Carbon on my MTB, for a while. They work and feel like they're between CB Candy and Eggbeater. They easily roll while trying to engage and don't engage as easily as CB. Also, they don't like mud at all.
Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent spokes - mud isn't a problem on the tri-bike, and my shoes will be locked into the pedals on raceday anyway (the only time I REALLY care about minimizing entry delay).

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That's why I have the same brand on both bikes. I had Speedplays on the 'cross. But, I got tired of being restricted, off the bike, with road cleats. I'm really enjoying the versatility of recessed cleats and one pair of shoes for both. Although, I may end up buying another pair of shoes for the road, since I get shoes pretty nasty on the MTB.
Hmmm... interesting. The tri bike will be for heavy training/racing more than anything else. But the CX and fixie are destined for much more casual, just-riding duty, and they really could use the same kind of pedal/shoe with no problem. And recessed cleats are nice. Candys for the CX as well, then? Damn you!
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:04 PM   #18859
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I needed to get some bread rolls for dinner. So after work I rode 50kms out of my way to get some

I am loving the cyclocross bike 20kms on the dirt and 44kms on the road. 78 all up for the day. 450kms since I bought it a month ago.











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Old 02-10-2011, 10:10 PM   #18860
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That looks very fun. How does it feel to ride something with "road like" geometry (sorry, I'm not very well-versed in "non-extreme biking") off-road?
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:18 PM   #18861
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That looks very fun. How does it feel to ride something with "road like" geometry (sorry, I'm not very well-versed in "non-extreme biking") off-road?

Its interesting when you hit a sand patch at 40km/h and you spear off the track into a tree

Other than that its ok if you take your time and don't go too silly.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:58 AM   #18862
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Other than that its ok if you take your time and don't go too silly.
Don't race cross! Its the exact opposite of taking yer time and not going silly.



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Old 02-11-2011, 07:05 AM   #18863
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If ya ride a 17" and want a rigid singlespeed, lemme know. I'll make ya a deal on one.

AFA the biopace stuff: I didn't have a choice. I saved, and saved, and saved up for that Rockhopper with the Mtn Exage 7sp stuff on it. FINALLY got the thing and proceeded to ride it all over. Didn't know any better, so I just went and did things that I'd over now.

Had serious lust for a Ritchey P-22 and a Bridgestone MB-0 (but I think I was always too heavy for the Zip, so I settled on the -1)

Oh those were the days... Young, stoopit, in some kinda shape... (looking down) Where'd THAT dood go?!


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Thanks for the offer on the 17" singlespeed, but I'd look like a bullfrog on a walnut riding a bike that small. Sounds like we had very similar experiences back in our younger days.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:58 AM   #18864
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Thanks for the offer on the 17" singlespeed, but I'd look like a bullfrog on a walnut riding a bike that small. Sounds like we had very similar experiences back in our younger days.
There's a few things that I regret about them days. A big one is not actually buying a MC when I was there. Had my M cert. on my DL, just never bought a motorized bike.

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Old 02-11-2011, 08:01 AM   #18865
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We already had this conversation so I won't call you a wuss-boy again in front of all these fine folks. I wouldn't do that to you.



You get that job?

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Hey, Ive been called worse!

Uh, no never called me back. It required me using one of their vehicles and I have a performance award on my driving record.

My first Mtn. bike, a Schwinn Impact, had the Biopace chainrings. I didn't know any better. It did OK.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:42 AM   #18866
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Please don't lay me on my right side. My derailleur and hanger are easily damaged. From your bike.

Say, why is that bike on it's side as much as it's upright?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:49 PM   #18867
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Just got back from picking up my mtb at the LBS. Let's see, $136 for new front and rear Deore derailleurs + installation labor, on a bike I planned to sell in order to help fund a 29er. Looks like it will be staying in the garage as a loner for guests. Must ride this weekend.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:13 PM   #18868
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Please don't lay me on my right side. My derailleur and hanger are easily damaged. From your bike.

Say, why is that bike on it's side as much as it's upright?
It actually wasn't touching the derailleur as it was in a hollow. I checked before laying it down.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:14 PM   #18869
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Don't race cross! Its the exact opposite of taking yer time and not going silly.



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Which is the reason I never plan on doing it
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:01 AM   #18870
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Which is the reason I never plan on doing it
...but its a WHOLE lot of fun too!

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