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Old 07-18-2013, 10:41 AM   #2896
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Thanks for the feedback on the rim guys, anyone have an opinion on the triple chain ring setup?
You mean the tripple front sprocket?

How long has it been since you owned a bike?

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:53 AM   #2897
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I switched my bikes over to MTB pedals and wear Specialized's Sonoma (now discontinued, but, like their Tahoe and Primo line) MTB shoes. I'll never go back to road shoes.
I think I will try the clipless pedals. Haven't made my mind up on a shoe yet. I am going to be using the bike for farting around town. So I want a shoe I can walk in too.

Going with crank brother egg beaters btw.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:57 AM   #2898
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I think I will try the clipless pedals. Haven't made my mind up on a shoe yet. I am going to be using the bike for farting around town. So I want a shoe I can walk in too.

Going with crank brother egg beaters btw.
I have Eggbeaters on my MTB and Candys on my road bike. I much prefer the Candys, as they're way easier to get into with their platform. BTW, buy at least the level "3" models, as they're full-bearing.

And, I walk around in my MTB shoes, all the time. That's exactly why I won't be going back to road shoes.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:57 AM   #2899
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You mean the tripple front sprocket?

How long has it been since you owned a bike?

Jim

Chain ring up front, sprocket/cog in back right?
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #2900
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Chain ring up front, sprocket/cog in back right?
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:45 AM   #2901
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I think I will try the clipless pedals. Haven't made my mind up on a shoe yet. I am going to be using the bike for farting around town. So I want a shoe I can walk in too.

Going with crank brother egg beaters btw.
The narrowest possible pedal with the softest possible shoe?

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #2902
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"tripple... sprocket?" i don't think you've got any room to be throwing stones on this one,...
while they might meet the technical/laymans definition of "sprockets" and that's what we call them on motos, in cycling the terms generally used are 'Chainring' for the front, and 'Cog' for the rear.


to actually address 'Passers questions:
- i don't consider flat spots on rims repairable, as i wouldn't trust my teeth to a few hundred gram aluminum rim that's been bent twice. however, if you don't feel it riding (or more likely, *braking*), fuggedaboudit.
if you *do* feel it you're looking at swapping a new rim onto that wheel (tape and transfer), and if you don't have have the skills to tension and true a wheel yourself, you're probably going to pay almost as much in labor for a skilled wheelbuilder to do it as you're probably going to pay for the rim.

- a triple chainring setup isn't going to shift quite as quickly as a double-ring setup, but certainly isn't going to get in your way while you're starting out, and might be a godsend if you ever go ride where there are actual hills.
(changing it out probably wouldn't be cost-effective, since the front shifter and possibly both derailleurs would also be specific for the triple setup.)

most critical is; does the bike fit you properly? if you can't adjust it to fit you with just minor changes in seatpost and stem length/angle, this isn't the bike for you no matter how great a deal it is or what componentry is on it.


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You mean the tripple front sprocket?

How long has it been since you owned a bike?

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:13 PM   #2903
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Been about 10 years since I had a bike, gave my Cannondale to my middle son and will take my chances on the Trek fitting. The guys I used to ride with had their bikes fitted at a local dealer who used the Fit Kit I believe but I just rode and seemed to keep up most of the time and didn't develop any knee issues.

Being a bit older now I will find a local shop and get fitted properly as I understand this is a big deal in order to cycle properly.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #2904
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The narrowest possible pedal with the softest possible shoe?

^^^ Truth.

All the more reason to go with the Candys.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #2905
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If all he is using it for is truly farting about town... I don't see any fuss in not having a proper cycling shoe.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:46 PM   #2906
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"tripple... sprocket?" i don't think you've got any room to be throwing stones on this one,...
while they might meet the technical/laymans definition of "sprockets" and that's what we call them on motos, in cycling the terms generally used are 'Chainring' for the front, and 'Cog' for the rear.


to actually address 'Passers questions:
- i don't consider flat spots on rims repairable, as i wouldn't trust my teeth to a few hundred gram aluminum rim that's been bent twice. however, if you don't feel it riding (or more likely, *braking*), fuggedaboudit.
if you *do* feel it you're looking at swapping a new rim onto that wheel (tape and transfer), and if you don't have have the skills to tension and true a wheel yourself, you're probably going to pay almost as much in labor for a skilled wheelbuilder to do it as you're probably going to pay for the rim.

- a triple chainring setup isn't going to shift quite as quickly as a double-ring setup, but certainly isn't going to get in your way while you're starting out, and might be a godsend if you ever go ride where there are actual hills.
(changing it out probably wouldn't be cost-effective, since the front shifter and possibly both derailleurs would also be specific for the triple setup.)

most critical is; does the bike fit you properly? if you can't adjust it to fit you with just minor changes in seatpost and stem length/angle, this isn't the bike for you no matter how great a deal it is or what componentry is on it.


cheers!
No stones at all.

I am a bike no0b, but I have seen tripple "gears" up front nearly since I was a kid, so I was confused. Semantics aside, I can't see any issues with three gears at all.

Jim

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #2907
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Chain ring up front, sprocket/cog in back right?
Thanks, I didn't know the lingo.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #2908
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seriously?!
this from a guy who didn't address *any* of the posters questions?
"Hello, Pot? Kettle calling,..."

no "attitude" intended, here, but if that's the way you choose to read it, you're welcome, i guess.


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Old 07-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #2909
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seriously?!
this from a guy who didn't address *any* of the posters questions?
"Hello, Pot? Kettle calling,..."

no "attitude" intended, here, but if that's the way you choose to read it, you're welcome, i guess.


cheers!


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Genius, I couldn't address his questions if I didn't understand them. Furthermore, I am hardly in a position to answer questions as I am learning myself, though apparently you know it all and are willing to share, along with some disdain as well! :rolleye

Oh, and this means what? Toss out barbs and soften them?

Jim

PS Fuck spelling, just another chance to take a shot!

PPS And people wonder about some cyclists attitudes!
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:28 PM   #2910
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you know, I was told in another life that I didn't have to answer every post I read.

I think the intention meant if I didn't have something positive to add to the conversation, just sit back and learn.
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