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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
SPDs and Crank Bros are different aminals.
Give em a try (ebay's yer friend...)
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.
Rode 20 miles with GSdude.
He is ready for clipless
What the hell are clipless? As in no clips?
as opposed to vintage 'toe clips', which were the cages with the straps we all used in the 60s/70s,
clipless are pedals that your shoe 'snaps' into, using a small cleat.
Crank Bros' Eggbeaters:
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.
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.
the 'cages' were called toe clips back in the day.
Christophe was the clip brand of choice amongst the fanatics and those Binda laminated leather straps were da kine!
that dood can ride, I hadn't seen that before
Those are clipless. Clip pedals are the toe cages you are talking about.
Alright, thanks all for clearing that up.
LOL I find it confusing. I don't see why the pedals you clip into are called clipless :huh.
because "clipless" pedals do not have "toe clips". I'm sooo glad those days are gone! When they have neither they are called "flats"
because these were called Toe Clips for at least 30 years....
which were used with shoe cleats like...
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...
thank you for that pictorial clarification
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-
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.
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.
:huh I had to go look. Made in Taiwan. Fermco 26" rims. chrome. three speed internal. And a cool flashlight holder on the bars.
edit- I didn't see your edit till I posted it.
then, yeah, pull off all the little rusty bits of hardware like the fender bolts, clean them up with Nevr-Dull
clean the chain and sprockets, lube the chain, clean and wax all the paintwork, some new cables, and she'll look and run like new. some nice 26x1.375 tires and new tubes, and let the ol lady go to town!
ok bicycle people
what would be a good price to drop on this frame?
I pasted the text from the CL ad in my town
would this be a decent frame to build my first road bike?
My inseam is a 32, so I think the frame would work
Specialized XL (58.5cm) Allez bike frame - $150
Specialized XL (58.5cm) Allez frame
Frame, Fork, headset, seatpost binder included.
2005 model, no dents, some light scratches (chain stay), looks great overall.
Less than 2k miles.
Always kept clean, never crashed or raced.
Specialized seatpost (carbon wrap) can be added for $15
Shimano 105 FD (Double, clamp-on) can be added for $15
Please e-mail with questions. Cash only. $150