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Old 04-20-2009, 05:51 PM   #10396
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This may be 205 to some of you (it was in the Wired Gadget blog), but wow, just wow. I know, I know, we've all seen millions of "trick" videos. I rarely make it halfway through them anymore. I've watched this one all the way through 3 times now.

The big stuff is hot, but there's some really magical subtle tricks in here too. Danny, you are my new hero.
I'm probably up to a half-dozen viewings since the first time I saw it linked someplace yesterday. Usually this sort of urban stunt riding doesn't do much for me -- I like cycling as a reason and means to get *out* of the city. But this was really beautiful.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:54 PM   #10397
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More information on your HASHES please!!!

I have been off running for about two months and was doing 10k's on the treadmill even, but I tried running again after some time off because of the torn calf muscle and it kicked my butt.
Check yer PMs in a bit.

Just got back from a drunkfest 3000 in Rocky Point, MEX. LOTS of from Thurs to Sun PM. Lemme check into hashes in yer neck o the woods online and I'll get back to ya. Worst case, google hash house harriers +your closest major city.

Hashing, while it *involves* running isn't *about* the running. Be careful. I started hashing at about 170 and I'm up to about 195 now.

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:18 PM   #10398
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Gummee,

Sounds like you had a great time. Me and my SO went riding the other day. It's finally been nice. Upper 70's with light wind. We decided to try one of the advanced trails. It was not a trail just a rock garden with catus thrown in. I ate it a few times, including falling onto a big catus.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:32 AM   #10399
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It was a great time. Glad to be back in the US.

Slept thru my sales meeting today tho. First appt at 1400, so figgered on goofing off this AM.

Its been HOT the last few days FWI've heard. Gonna hafta start getting up in the AM.

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Old 04-21-2009, 08:48 AM   #10400
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Pedals

Need some pedal advice.

Last year, I bought a used surly instigator. It's a little small for me, (it's a medium, I probably should have a large) but I bought it purely for goofing off - finally learning to control a wheelie, riding onto and off the benchs and picnic tables at the park, maybe some trails if I ever get back into shape.



I think it outweighs me, but it's perfect for my stated purpose.

I don't know what kind of pedals to put on it though. I'm a fan of clipless, but this should get some platform jobs, I think.

Is something like this worth looking at?

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Old 04-21-2009, 08:57 AM   #10401
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Need some pedal advice.

Last year, I bought a used surly instigator. It's a little small for me, (it's a medium, I probably should have a large) but I bought it purely for goofing off - finally learning to control a wheelie, riding onto and off the benchs and picnic tables at the park, maybe some trails if I ever get back into shape.



I think it outweighs me, but it's perfect for my stated purpose.

I don't know what kind of pedals to put on it though. I'm a fan of clipless, but this should get some platform jobs, I think.

Is something like this worth looking at?

Personally I like both the Time and Crank Bros stuff. Very similar in action, weight, etc. Cleats aren't interchangeable IIRC

Remember: you WILL fall. Prolly at a stop when leaning the wrong way. DAMHIK how embarrassing this can be when you do it at a stoplight.

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Old 04-21-2009, 09:14 AM   #10402
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Personally I like both the Time and Crank Bros stuff. Very similar in action, weight, etc. Cleats aren't interchangeable IIRC

Remember: you WILL fall. Prolly at a stop when leaning the wrong way. DAMHIK how embarrassing this can be when you do it at a stoplight.

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I've run clipless for a while. Look on road bikes and SPD on mtn, but I want to try out the platform combos... but I don't know if they suck or not.

(I rode a bike with a first generation set of shimano combos a long time ago, I remember it being sort of tough to clip in with the meaty frame around the pedal.)
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:15 AM   #10403
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I've run clipless for a while. Look on road bikes and SPD on mtn, but I want to try out the platform combos... but I don't know if they suck or not.

(I rode a bike with a first generation set of shimano combos a long time ago, I remember it being sort of tough to clip in with the meaty frame around the pedal.)
SPDs and Crank Bros are different aminals.

Give em a try (ebay's yer friend...)

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Old 04-21-2009, 09:27 AM   #10404
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Is something like this worth looking at?
No.

If you bought it for "just messing around", buy a $15 pair of chunky platforms and learn to do things right (that and probably safer at the same time). Pocket the other $100 you would have spent on those "freeride/downhiller" pedals and buy food for the week.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:04 AM   #10405
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He is ready for clipless
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:44 AM   #10406
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What the hell are clipless? As in no clips?
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:26 PM   #10407
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What the hell are clipless? As in no clips?
as opposed to vintage 'toe clips', which were the cages with the straps we all used in the 60s/70s,


clipless are pedals that your shoe 'snaps' into, using a small cleat.

Shimano SPD:


Time:


Speedplay:


Look:


Crank Bros' Eggbeaters:


there's probably more. and some of htese come in a platform hybrid where there's a 'regular' pedal surrounding the clip, the theory is you can use regular shoes OR cleated shoes. each of these pedal types requires a different cleat.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:15 PM   #10408
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Right those are what you have when your clipped in, what are clipless?

I dont know am I being dense? i thought any time you had peddles that would conect your shoe those were toe clips? I thought toe cages were just toe cages, so you were eather clipped in or there was no mechanism to attach your shoe to, a flat peddle.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #10409
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Right those are what you have when your clipped in, what are clipless?

I dont know am I being dense? i thought any time you had peddles that would conect your shoe those were toe clips? I thought toe cages were just toe cages, so you were eather clipped in or there was no mechanism to attach your shoe to, a flat peddle.
the 'cages' were called toe clips back in the day.



Christophe was the clip brand of choice amongst the fanatics and those Binda laminated leather straps were da kine!
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:35 PM   #10410
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... but wow, just wow ...

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that dood can ride, I hadn't seen that before
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