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Old 06-02-2007, 09:32 AM   #4501
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Perry, what king of geared bike are you going to get?
I put a deposit on this frame back in Febuary =



It's a leftover (06) Canondale System six, but it comes with integrated stem,fork, carbon crank and bottom bracket.

I took all the other compo's off my Dad's old Basso and will drop them into this new frame.

I test rode it a few times before committing, it's rock solid, built in Pennsylvania from a whole new concept of CF application, and that giant headtube felt indestructible.

I'm psyched!
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:49 AM   #4502
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I put a deposit on this frame back in Febuary =



It's a leftover (06) Canondale System six, but it comes with integrated stem,fork, carbon crank and bottom bracket.

I took all the other compo's off my Dad's old Basso and will drop them into this new frame.

I test rode it a few times before committing, it's rock solid, built in Pennsylvania from a whole new concept of CF application, and that giant headtube felt indestructible.

I'm psyched!
I remember that now Perry. This thread is so active I tend to lose track. That is a very sweet frame. It's a lot of fun building one up from scratch too.
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:13 AM   #4503
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My Raleigh SuperCourse. Bought new in 1968 for $110. I stripped it down circa 1980. Painted and upgraded everything except the frame, hubs and seat. This thread inspired me to start riding it again. Had to get new tires. I learned that 27" wheels are almost obsolete. That'll make ya feel old.

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even in '68, high end bikes had tubulars, which are still the same 700c size. 700c clincher rims didn't become popular until the mid/late 70s as the first few rounds of them kinda sucked
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:36 AM   #4504
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Just got home from my first group ride...it was so much FUN!!!!!!

It was a level 1 ride and we went 24 miles and averaged 13mph, it was an excellent training tool as I rode behind a fella who normally rides level 4, he kept the pace like a metronome. I kept having the urge to just take off and ride faster but because I kept a steady pace (instead of my usual 17mph...10mph...17mph...10mph) I finished comfortably and my bum knee doesn't hurt so much.


Now we're gonna head out for Mexican! (oh,and Doc?...my girl bits don't hurt at all )
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:31 AM   #4505
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Just got home from my first group ride...it was so much FUN!!!!!!

It was a level 1 ride and we went 24 miles and averaged 13mph, it was an excellent training tool as I rode behind a fella who normally rides level 4, he kept the pace like a metronome. I kept having the urge to just take off and ride faster but because I kept a steady pace (instead of my usual 17mph...10mph...17mph...10mph) I finished comfortably and my bum knee doesn't hurt so much.


Now we're gonna head out for Mexican! (oh,and Doc?...my girl bits don't hurt at all )



I love guilt-free Mexican after a good ride. Enjoy all the chips and salsa you want.
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:31 PM   #4506
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ok, you freakin' peddle heads. The last time I rode a bike it had toe clips. I bought this bike last year, went to get on it, cant figure out how to clip these fucking shoes in. I put it up on the rack in the garage and now I just get constant flack from my wife about not riding the damn thing.
How do those frickin' things work?
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #4507
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ok, you freakin' peddle heads. The last time I rode a bike it had toe clips. I bought this bike last year, went to get on it, cant figure out how to clip these fucking shoes in. I put it up on the rack in the garage and now I just get constant flack from my wife about not riding the damn thing.
How do those frickin' things work?
What kind of bike & pedals/shoes did you get?

Takes practice man, practice. Certain systems are easier than others.

Whatever one you use it'll be safer than toeclips, when you crash on those, your feet just ain't coming out, unless you're riding backwards.....
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #4508
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ok, you freakin' peddle heads. The last time I rode a bike it had toe clips. I bought this bike last year, went to get on it, cant figure out how to clip these fucking shoes in. I put it up on the rack in the garage and now I just get constant flack from my wife about not riding the damn thing.
How do those frickin' things work?
With most types, you clip the front in first, then drop your heel to lock your cleat to the pedal.

What kind of cleats?

SPD?

Look?

Crank Bros?

Speedplay?

Pics of different types are here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipless_pedal
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:37 PM   #4509
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ok, you freakin' peddle heads. The last time I rode a bike it had toe clips. I bought this bike last year, went to get on it, cant figure out how to clip these fucking shoes in. I put it up on the rack in the garage and now I just get constant flack from my wife about not riding the damn thing.
How do those frickin' things work?
I know it's backwards, but I'm sticking with the toe clips and not going clipless. I just like being able to get off and walk around normal.
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:42 PM   #4510
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I know it's backwards, but I'm sticking with the toe clips and not going clipless. I just like being able to get off and walk around normal.
That's why I ride my roadie with mtb shoes. The cleat is protected by the tread on the soles and I can walk when I have to.

And I keep a pair of regular shoes in my desk so I don't have to take shoes when I ride my moto or pedal bike in to work.
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:44 PM   #4511
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That's why I ride my roadie with mtb shoes. The cleat is protected by the tread on the soles and I can walk when I have to.

And I keep a pair of regular shoes in my desk so I don't have to take shoes when I ride my moto or pedal bike in to work.

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Old 06-02-2007, 05:02 PM   #4512
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That's why I ride my roadie with mtb shoes. The cleat is protected by the tread on the soles and I can walk when I have to.

And I keep a pair of regular shoes in my desk so I don't have to take shoes when I ride my moto or pedal bike in to work.
That's a great idea. Any advice on specific mtb shoe models?

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Old 06-02-2007, 05:03 PM   #4513
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You selling the fixie?

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Old 06-02-2007, 05:25 PM   #4514
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That's a great idea. Any advice on specific mtb shoe models?

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Mountain bike shoes rawk for real world riding.

It's mostly like shopping for any other shoes. Get something that fits. The additional detail is that you want to look for something fairly stiff. There aren't that many options out there and most stores only care a few so it might take you some shopping around.
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:41 PM   #4515
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That's a great idea. Any advice on specific mtb shoe models?
I've got a pair of Specialized Taho MTB shoes that I'm pretty happy with. For day-to-day getting around, shorter road rides, and (duh) MTBing, they're fine. They're easy and comfortable enough to walk around in a decent amount, and I like that they look pretty low key -- non-cyclists probably won't recognize them as cycling shoes.

The one weak spot is that the sole isn't so stiff, and so they can contribute to hot spots on long rides. I'm finding that a pedal with a bit of a platform surrounding the retention mechanism mostly eliminates this, though.
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