Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    thanks all. Will forward info.

    He also looked at Trek (madonne) and Specialized (Roubaix) .


    zinncycles.com is still up and operational


    yeah many many articles on crank arm length.

    thanks again.
  2. ducnut

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    I double-checked and the link I was picking on wasn't to his homepage, but, a product page. Doh!
  3. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    what did yo get to replace them?

    I noticed, btw, the DMR has a cheaper version with loose bearings that are lubable instead of the sealed bearings of the $150-ish Vaults previously recommended, i might look into those. I don't mind having to clean/adjust bearings every few years if needed (heck, I have some KKT loose bearing pedals on one of my bikes that are 30+ years old and still are fine, I think I greased them twice). This isn't for mountain biking, anyways, just cruising around town.
  4. HOT DAMN!

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    I'm a size 12 as well and these pedals offer a large planted platform (about 4" x 4"). They are a hair smaller than the vaults, same Cr-Mo spindles, sealed bearings, and lighter, for half the price.

    My wife has some pricey Nukeproof Ti's on her MTB and you wouldn't know the difference. They're 6g lighter. :lol3

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  5. HOT DAMN!

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    $90 HERE if you can do white or silver.
  6. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    I saw that, but the cranks and all other accessories on the bike are black, the bike is dark blue, I'd rather do black pedal. I'm leaning towards the truvatives or those wellgo now.
  7. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    I'm 6'4", 226lb and I'm on a Specialized Roubaix in XXL. That's roughly a 61cm frame. It fits like a glove, but I'm slightly long in the legs compared to some folks my height. I can't imagine riding a 65cm frame. That seems huge, but I guess I'd have to throw a leg over it. :dunno
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    :lol3

    HERE is a marathon thread on platforms if you'de wish to make it a bit more difficult.
  9. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    I definitely need some new bars/saddle ASAP. But I'm loving this bike way too much.
  10. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    errr, loving WHAT bike ?!?
  11. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    I have a 48 euro foot , wide in width.
    I am having some trouble finding an SPD shimano shoe with a wider width and a wider toe box. Its for a road bike but just after something comfy , could be a MTB shoe as well, decent price, don't need anything high end at all.
    Can any of you nerds recommend something? Thanks
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    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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  13. pierce

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    i've been curious if the Keen SPD sandals are any good. probably more suited to casual hybrid bike riding than proper road biking but ya never know.
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    i got the roubaix at 210 pouns and 6'1. it does the job but o recommen 28 mm tires if jw a big boy
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    he is doing great on that thing ... the ergos suck and i would be hurting big time on it ... motor or no motor.

    what i am trying to teach him is how to be more efficient ... and that takes time.

    his cardio can do but his skeleton is just about to catch up ... i predict that by wintertime he will be able to go on regular bike
  16. zippy

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    they are great ! I have indeed used then on my "fast" road bike and no problems. Comfortable to walk in as well.
  17. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    he's about 180lbs . Tall thin guy.
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    will let him know. He is mostly legs as well.
  19. ducnut

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    Try looking at the more casual shoes, as opposed to the racier types. The racier shoes, with stiff soles, seem to have a narrower fit. I don't have duck feet, but, definitely need a wider shoe. I'm currently wearing Specialized Tahoe MTB shoes, both on- and off-road. They're very comfortable to walk in. The newer model isn't quite as casual looking, though. The Keen Austin is, also, a wide shoe.
  20. ducnut

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    If that's the case, he definitely needs to ride whatever he's interested in.

    My guess is that the KHS you posted is going to be way too long in cockpit dimension.