Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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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. :baldy

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  2. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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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.)
  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    SPDs and Crank Bros are different aminals. :nod

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

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  4. DoctorIt

    DoctorIt vrooom!

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    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.
    :D
  5. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Rode 20 miles with GSdude.

    He is ready for clipless
  6. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    What the hell are clipless? As in no clips?
  7. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    as opposed to vintage 'toe clips', which were the cages with the straps we all used in the 60s/70s,
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    clipless are pedals that your shoe 'snaps' into, using a small cleat.

    Shimano SPD:
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    Time:
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    Speedplay:
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    Look:
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    Crank Bros' Eggbeaters:
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    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.
  8. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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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.
  9. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    the 'cages' were called toe clips back in the day. :dunno

    [​IMG]

    Christophe was the clip brand of choice amongst the fanatics and those Binda laminated leather straps were da kine! :deal
  10. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    that dood can ride, I hadn't seen that before :thumb :ricky
  11. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Those are clipless. Clip pedals are the toe cages you are talking about.
  12. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Alright, thanks all for clearing that up.
  13. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    LOL I find it confusing. I don't see why the pedals you clip into are called clipless :huh.
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    because "clipless" pedals do not have "toe clips". I'm sooo glad those days are gone! When they have neither they are called "flats"
  15. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    because these were called Toe Clips for at least 30 years....
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    which were used with shoe cleats like...
    [​IMG]

    while the predecessors of the modern clipless pedals were invented quite a long time ago, they didn't really become popular until the late 80s, early 90s.

    SPD mountain bike hybrid pedal and shoe with cleat...
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  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    thank you for that pictorial clarification:lol3
  17. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Wife called and said one of the couples she works for is selling their house and moving in to an assisted living place, so they told her to take anything she wanted out of the basement before the goodwill truck shows up and get it all. She called me on the way home and told me there was a really good condition bike she loaded up to bring home along with a ton of other , uh, crap.
    Here's the wife's new bike-













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    :poser
  18. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    huh. a Schwinn Collegiate, looks to have alloy cotterless cranks, and a lugged steel frame rather than the brazed/welded stuff Schwinn was infamous for, and looks to be a 3-speed internal although I'm not sure if thats a sturmey archer hub :eek1

    that actually looks like it could make a nice city-bike with a bit of lubrication, cleaning up and some new tires... are those 26 or 27" wheels? I can't quite tell if those are chrome plated steel rims or alloy rims, I'd guess the chrome steel variety. look to be Weinmann style sidepull brakes, workable with careful adjustments. The fenders and fold out baskets are -classic-.

    I'm guessing thats an import rather than a domestic schwinn, as I just don't recall classic schwinns with lugged frames. could even be an english frame, especially if it has a sturmey-archer hub.

    edit: ahhh. googled up this.
  19. Oznerol

    Oznerol Motion Enthusiast

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    The mountain biking trails closest to my home are at Middlesex Fells, about 3 miles away. This is the only trail system close enough for me to easily reach without driving, and so I ride there pretty often. The trails are kinda so-so: The marked 6-mile 'bike loop' has only about 2 miles of singletrack. The remainder is fire roads. There are lots of other trails in the park, but they're off-limits to bikes.

    That's about to change, though; There's a trail maintenance event this coming Saturday that I was already planning to volunteer at. I found out a few days ago that this 'trail maintenance' will consist of cutting about 1.5 miles of new singletrack that will replace the dullest mile of fire road on the existing bike loop. So we're going to nearly double the bike-legal singletrack.

    Sweet.
  20. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    :huh I had to go look. Made in Taiwan. Fermco 26" rims. chrome. three speed internal. And a cool flashlight holder on the bars. :nod

    edit- I didn't see your edit till I posted it.