Bicycle thread

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

  1. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    I had the "click in" type pedals years ago. I assume they still make them??

    Is there a pair of those I could get for around $50-ish?

    Do they still make the ones that are "regular" on one side,and click in style on the other side??

    Any recommendations???

    Links appreciated too. :evil
  2. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    I have a pair of cheap SPD-type pedals and cleats that you can have if you send me your street addy. They are not double sided and I haven't seen a pair of those in years, but I bet they still make them.
  3. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
  4. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    It did. Too tired to type out a description...stand by for the dreaded Strava embed:

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    The scenery made the stay in the pain cave tolerable:

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  5. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Bobby...thanks for the link. Those look like they may work perfectly. PM also incoming.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
  6. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    The 1200k that I attempted officially ends in about 10 minutes.

    Things that went wrong:
    1. We had cold, driving rain the entire first day which was a tab over 250 miles. I don't recall my time but I'll post it later.
    2. I'm guessing that less than half of the 33 that started the event, finished it. I'll provide that later.
    3. My ring finger is numb
    4. Both feet are numb around the toes
    5. I fell asleep riding more than once. That's scary - that led to three different dirt naps - once by a grain silo, one by a flagpole and one in a ditch in tall grass.
    6. My dyno lights failed - luckily, I carry battery backups. They sucked.
    7. Over three days, I got 7 hours of sleep.

    Things that went right:
    1. I finished at roughly 86:20 which was several hours before the 90-hr time limit..

    I don't have the exactly time and will provide it later when I do a proper ride report. Right now, I'm going to bed.
  7. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    :bow Gerry
  8. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    OMG, that's kick ass Gerry. Unbelievable, and you started LD riding around 2 years ago, right? PBP is next summer, right?
    Edit: whoops, it's every 4 years. You'll have to wait until 2015.

    My wife (rider of many double centuries) sends her congrats too.
  9. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I have both those and the shimano that look just like em, The performance pedals are ok pedals, they work fine. They aren't as smooth as the Shimano pedals. (the SPD or the bearings.)
  10. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Well, I got back on the bike training for Ragbrai in Jan/11. I attempted my first brevet last Sept/11 and did the full series this year. I think I had a century, 2 x 200-km brevets, a 300, 400, a 600, two failed 600 attempts and now the 1200.

    It's been a good year and I appreciate the kind words.
  11. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Holy crap! That's awesome, dude. :thumb

    Is the pinky numb, next to that ring finger?
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    1200km? :bow Hat's off! I haven't done more than 10% of that all year.

    Think the gels with caffeine in em woulda helped?

    :ear

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  13. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Woo hooo! Just got back from my first road ride in about eight months (the weather is finally cooling off here), and I won my first unofficial race of the season. :clap The dudes I beat may not have known that I was racing them, but it still counts, right? :deal
  14. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    I have heard that steroid use shrinks the "package". This picture suggests that is true. It must also affect judgement, why else would you wear something with a circle around a shrunken package.:rofl
  15. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    You're a crazy person. In the best possible way.
  16. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    No issues with the pinky and the ring finger is already better. The French have a saying: "If it'll heal in two weeks, keep riding." :lol3

    I dunno. I tried one of those and it sat on my stomach like a brick. I tried a caffeine pill and it didn't seem to help. Those short 30-min naps helped a lot though....if I go to sleep on my back, my sleep apnea will wake me up whenI snort a bit. :wink: I think I'll consult the rando list for more advice though. Someone mentioned that mint gum will help keep you awake. I have no idea though.


    Thank you - It helps to be crazy! I met some of the finest distance riders you've never heard of - the Olsen twins are older guys who have probably done 30 of these 1200-events. Bill finished this one in 80 hours which is a bit longer than normal. There was one guy who has done Paris four times. There were two wimmin on the ride who finished on Saturday morning - fit & damn fast.

    Clearly, I have a lot to learn but I also exceeded my goals this year so I'm pretty happy.
  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    That's strange. Must be the way you hold the grip.

    If the pinky was involved, then, it would be ulnar nerve related.
  18. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I finally got round to fitting a new Conti Gatorskin to the rear and, it was a bitch to fit - I ended up clamping the tire on using a spring clamp to stop it rolling of the wheel. So, my question is how do I re-fit the tire in the field - is there something that will stop the tire rolling of the wheel as I come at it from the other direction (if that makes sense) ?

    Cheers
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  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    IME the tire stretches a hair, making it easier to get back on after the first installation. ...but Gatorskins rarely flat. Get a bead jack for those really tough to install tires so you don't pinch any tubes.

    Oh, and what a tool:
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  20. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Is that bead tool small enough to carry on the bike ? I got the tire on in the end but I just worry about out in the field.

    Oh yeah, what a complete and utter tool. I'll simply never understand why people do shit like that - why ? What is the point of doing that - I'll never understand assholes.