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Old 08-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #24841
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3ish hours on the Full Tilt Boogie today with some buddies. Did a few loops around The Plains, VA and up and over Bull Run Mtn. Mostly dirt roads.

I gotta tell ya. Tubulars sure do ride nice. Even when they're pumped up to 40-ish psi!

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Old 08-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #24842
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after taking jon for a spin yesterday i just commuted 9 miles rountrip to work

i can't wait for things to cool off ... it's been a brutal summer here
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:47 PM   #24843
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Next week I will hit 1000 miles on the new Marin since April. Not bad since i didnt ride it at all in july since i was on summer vacation.

It's been a beautiful summer, and a thousand miles more than I rode last year.

I plan to set it up with studded tires and continue through winter. Lots of folks manage it here so I figure, why not me too? At this rate I will have another 700 miles by christmas.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:50 PM   #24844
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General question.

I want to get some clip in pedals which also work with regular shoes. Am I right that any pedal labelled as "spd" is what I am looking for?
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:16 AM   #24845
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General question.

I want to get some clip in pedals which also work with regular shoes. Am I right that any pedal labelled as "spd" is what I am looking for?
I have shimano m520 pedals amd their cleats on two different pairs of shoes. M520are gemerally the least expensive yet still last you mamy years. I have a pair od specialized sjoes and a pair of addidas. Spd is the generoc for receeded cleat. I use those shoes everyday at work.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:38 AM   #24846
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I've got a set of Nokian studded tires for my Mtn Bike, and the traction on ice is amazing! I hope we have some real winter this year, so I can use them. Last winter was too warm.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #24847
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General question.

I want to get some clip in pedals which also work with regular shoes. Am I right that any pedal labelled as "spd" is what I am looking for?
Yes. For my urban thrasher bike, I work with these & these. I like the pearl izumi's - I can wear them all day long with no ill effect. But they do run small. I'm a euro size 43, and I bought a 44. They were snug until I stretched them out.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:04 AM   #24848
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General question.

I want to get some clipLESS pedals which also work with regular shoes. Am I right that any pedal labelled as "spd" is what I am looking for?
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Anything labeled 'spd compatible' will work with mtn shoes. Chosing a pedal is like 'which oil should I use?' discussions. I've had ATACs, Speedplays, and now SPDs. They all work.

One bit of advice: if you are going SPD stick with the Shimano pedals. The nicer the better. IOW XT pedals are going to last longer and work better than 520s. XTR will do better than that... etc

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Old 08-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #24849
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I want to get some clip in pedals which also work with regular shoes. Am I right that any pedal labelled as "spd" is what I am looking for?
Yes and no.

SPD (Shimano Pedaling Dynamics) is actually a Shimano abbreviation for their style of pedal. Generally, any shoe that is labeled "SPD compatible" will work with most SPD and mountain bike pedals. Your commnonly available SPD style pedals are going to be the least expensive way to get into clipless (meaninig no toe clips) pedals.

However, I prefer the ease and smoothness of Crank Brothers pedals. Time Roc is, also, much smoother than SPD style pedals. If you look at an SPD pedal, you'll see that it relies on the cleat fitting within notches of the mechainism. Crank Brothers and Time, both, retain the cleat with springs that have no notches and therefore allow the cleat to float and have a much easier release. There is no notchiness with them.

I'd recommend finding a shop that stocks a variety of shoes and pedals. Find shoes that are comfortable and, then, try the different styles of pedals with those shoes. If the shop won't allow you to test their stuff, find another shop. Also, don't allow the shop to talk you into a stiff, racing style shoe, as they're just not worth the tradeoffs in a day-to-day environment.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:31 AM   #24850
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I plan to set it up with studded tires and continue through winter. Lots of folks manage it here so I figure, why not me too?
I run Nokian W240. They're brilliant. Unfortunately, they do nothing against the snow drifts.

A lot of studded tire info here.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:43 AM   #24851
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Shimano does make a two sided pedal that has SPD on one side and a normal "Platform" on the otherside if you wish to be able to used different shoes. They are pretty decent pedals.

+1 on Crank Brothers, though. I have been using them for a while and like them. You can get pedals that have a platform the surrounds the clip-in part (from a number of different companies) and that may work for you, but it's never a sure footing if you aren't clipped in.

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Old 08-18-2012, 11:48 AM   #24852
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I've been using the Time Atac's for years, and really like them. They are easy to ride around with sneakers if you want.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #24853
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speaking of pedals, and resuming my earlier thread of platforms, I ended up ordering a pair of Wellgo B67's from fleabay.



these sound like they are better than the sunringle's I had, and cheap enough for me. I'm not hucking or jumping or even single tracking on this bike, so I don't need bombproof stuff. I saw several suggestions in online reviews to locktite the pins, so I'll likely do that, and since i'm NOT hucking, I'll probably smooth the tops of the pins off a bit with my dremel.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #24854
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Shimano does make a two sided pedal that has SPD on one side and a normal "Platform" on the otherside if you wish to be able to used different shoes. They are pretty decent pedals.
My GF has a set of those. She's always looking down, upon takeoff, trying to get them flipped to the side she wants. Looks like a PITA, to me. Likewise, her resisting to try anything else. I just ride my bike and leave hers up to her.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #24855
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Ha, that's funny. I've never used them, just have a few friends that do. I guess I don't know if they have issues with them, they just seem decently made.
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