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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
HAHA! Yep, they are set almost at the most loose setting right now
Put this in Shiny Things too, but what the hell, I'm pretty stoked.
Picked up a new cross rig yesterday. It's going to be my winter trainer, wet day, commuter, cyclocross ride.
I rode a Ridley in some really wet conditions not too long ago in on some really hilly trails and roads. I was disappointed with the quality of the braking to the point where I thought I was gonig to kill myself. Big selling feature of this bike is the disk brakes.
First ride tonight!!
Falling is not compulsory though
When coming to a stop, unclip both feet. If you unclip say left, by the time you stop, right may be more convenient to put down, cue roll over
If you come to a stop, attempt to unclip and fail, don't struggle to unclip, that will only make you fall, move a bit further and unclip. If no space or you feel there is no space, hold the brakes, press on the pedals, that may buy you time to unclip one foot.
Most times its panic that causes the fall, you still have a few seconds left to unclip if only......
+1. My first 'cross bike was a Norco that has since been relegated to commuter duty. I've beat that thing like a rented mule and it keeps hanging in there. A good, solid bike.
I've started trying to stop before the stop line at intersection; just make sure I have a few extra feet to roll unclip etc if need be.
I can unclip my right foot no problems, but my left is sometimes "sticky." the motion just seems very unnatural.
One additional thing I'd suggest. When you've unclipped your left foot in preparation for a stop, make sure to place your center of gravity far to the left of the bike when you do stop. If you fail to take this precaution, you can easily find yourself tipping to the right and fall over because your right foot is still clipped in. You might think that all you'd have to do in that situation is to quickly unclip your right foot, but it won't be that easy. That's because when you feel yourself tipping to the right, your instinct will be to put your weight on your right foot, making it hard to detach it from the pedal.
another day, another ride around the waterfront...
One of the things I've done over the years is when I get new SPD cleats is to take a Dremel tool and deburr all the edges of cleats. If you take a look at your cleats you will notice really bad machine/stamp markings and nasty edges from the manufacturing process so if you deburr and smooth these out along with the pedals you will be amazed at how buttery smooth clipping in and out gets.
Also check to make sure the spring tension in the pedals are equal from right to left.
interesting idea, if I never go back to SPD, I'll have to give that a try...
a note... I prefer using a hand file for that sort of deburring as a dremel can get jumpy. a small half-round file with a pointy tip does great on that sort of task.
That is all.
(Pouring rain, floods and trees down on this side of the Atlantic )
Some Shimano stuff over in FM.
Speaking of carbon cross bikes...
It's a shame you've got sell your CX bike
This is the nicer of the 2 I have. The Crosshairs isn't for sale. I'm not that desperate (yet)
Missed it by *that* much.
A 30-year-old man was tackled and received blows to the face, but he's no crime victim, Fort Lauderdale police say. Keith Kirk appeared in court Thursday with blackened, swollen eyes and stitches between the brows. He is accused of stealing a bicycle about noon Wednesday outside the One Stop Food Mart at 18 NW First Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The beatdown was delivered by the bike's owner, Calvin McDougal of Lauderhill, according to a police report. The two men got into a fight when McDougal chased after Kirk to retrieve his $600 bicycle. "I believe there was a little bit more than just a tackle," Broward County Judge John "Jay" Hurley said Thursday during Kirk's hearing in first appearance court. "Now, sir, you allegedly steal someone's bike and it looks like there was some street justice carried out."
Read more: http://www.wptv.com//dpp/news/natio...-street-justice-bloody-beatdown#ixzz2DG8uD3QH
One more climb from here and it should be a huge downhill to the car. No. Wait. The road shouldn't be dropping off of this side of the ridge, did I just feel a raindrop? Now my chain is bent.
We made it in time for dinner.
on my Saturday ride (yesterday).... sorry, no pics of me or my bike, just the scenery I rode past.