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Old 06-19-13, 11:31 AM   #26
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It's pretty much the same thing for me - at a certain point the amount of new and useful information I get is to small compared to number of threads I have to sort through...

tjspiel - if I remember right, I sold you a pair of Crank Brothers pedals. Did they end up being useful, or did you end up selling them yourself? :-)
Yes, you did.

I went through a pedal phase where I was trying a number of different things. For awhile I was using those on a winter bike and a pair of Quattro's (discontinued Crank Bros road pedal) on my road bike. I liked the low profile cleats that would barely click at all when walking but was not quite content with the clipping action. I ended up selling them both.

So "yes" to both questions. I found them useful but eventually sold them.
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Old 06-19-13, 02:30 PM   #27
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I started browsing the forums back in 2005 when I really got interested in bikes and in working on them. I'd been riding my whole life before then, but never started paying close attention to bicycles until then when I bought my first vintage road bike at a garage sale. Back then I frequented bicycle mechanics and C&V quite a bit. Did some bike flipping in college, so those two forums stayed the most pertinent to my interests at the time. Along the way big life changes pulled me away from the forums from time to time. Most recently I stopped checking in for about a year because I injured my knee and wasn't able to ride. Its hard to stay very interested when you can't actually get on a bike. Since finishing college, buying a home and starting a desk job, I've frequented commuting more than any other forum. The coolest thing about the commuting forum has been the energy it gave me to finally start commuting year round. When I heard a bunch of other wackos were doing it, I figured it must be ok. Turns out everybody's missing out on something really cool. Now I just pop in from time to time when I'm bored or want to fuel my love of bicycles.
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Old 06-19-13, 02:55 PM   #28
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the commuting forum is the only sub-forum i spend much of any time in because of the diversity of people in this sub-forum. the other sub-forums are all so specific about a particular style of bike or a particular style of riding, whereas the commuting sub-forum is super wide open. sure, we're all utilizing a bike to transport us to some daily obligation at least part of the time, but the different ways that different people accomplish that on different routes, with different climates on different bikes is what makes this place interesting to me.

sure, a lot of the same topics are gonna get churned back up over and over and over and over (especially in spring summer when so many new people decide to take a stab at bike commuting), but i don't mind, and all offer my 2 cents over and over and over if the mood strikes. sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. and then once in awhile there's a brand new topic that really piques my interest.

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i just got into biking seriously a few months ago. a friend of mine linked me to BF. i post on a number of other forums, so this is right up my alley.
it's a big board with lots of forums and a lot of members. some post, some don't, some just register to ask a single question then split. that's board life

i'll probably be around for a while. i like all the help and new info i get here, and i like to look at everyone's bikes.
i can't board at work because i'm an elementary teacher, so i only post in the evenings when i'm home.

since the whole reason my wife and i got bikes again was to start commuting, this is the part of the forum i spend most of my time in. i do browse the other ones too, but most of my posting is here.

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Yes, you did.

I went through a pedal phase where I was trying a number of different things. For awhile I was using those on a winter bike and a pair of Quattro's (discontinued Crank Bros road pedal) on my road bike. I liked the low profile cleats that would barely click at all when walking but was not quite content with the clipping action. I ended up selling them both.

So "yes" to both questions. I found them useful but eventually sold them.
Ah, what did you end up with? Did you got back to flats?

I've had no complaints at all with my Time Atac's - they've worked in winter, summer, etc, and they just keep working. :-)
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