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    Tires and Pedals

    So the DHL guy came today and gave me my bike. I put it all together and went to put on the pedals i had from my old 10 speed road bike. Well whooptey **** they didn't fit. Great. Now i gotta go out and buy 50 dollar pedals, and I gotta wait at least another week to ride this mother f'ing bike.

    And than i went to pump up the tires, and theyre some weird nozzle I've never seen, so my bike pump wont work on this. WTF is up with that? Do i have to buy some special pump as well?

    This is such bs.

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    Presta valve. No, they make adapters.

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    platforms + clips + straps cost less than $50

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_p.html#presta

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    Are you serious?

    that's probably a presta valve you're talking about. most pumps have a reversible head that will fit presta.

    is your 10sp road bike french? Pedal threading hasn't changed for at least 30 years, unless of course, it's an older french bike. If it isn't french, then try it the other way around, the threading is not the same for both sides.
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    Was your old bike a department store bike or is your new one? do you need 1/2" or 9/16" pedals? You can find either size for less than fifty bucks. Sounds like you need a *****pump.
    French pedals? Hadn't thought of that.

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    No its a huffy, some bike i got a garage sale for 15 bucks. and I tried both sides, the bolt is too small, slips right through the hold of the redline i just bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCool View Post
    platforms + clips + straps cost less than $50

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_p.html#presta
    The cheapest pedals my lbs has are $59.99. And If i order online, I gotta wait at least an other week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    Are you serious?

    that's probably a presta valve you're talking about. most pumps have a reversible head that will fit presta.

    is your 10sp road bike french? Pedal threading hasn't changed for at least 30 years, unless of course, it's an older french bike. If it isn't french, then try it the other way around, the threading is not the same for both sides.
    I am guessing that it is an old 10 speed. 2 chainrings and 5 rear cogs. Those pedals were 1/2", not 9/16" like now. Most pumps sold at a LBS can do both, but older ones (for the old bike) or the ones at department stores often only have shraeder valve openings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou View Post
    I am guessing that it is an old 10 speed. 2 chainrings and 5 rear cogs. Those pedals were 1/2", not 9/16" like now. Most pumps sold at a LBS can do both, but older ones (for the old bike) or the ones at department stores often only have shraeder valve openings.
    Yeah, real old Huffy 10 speed, with the 2 chainrings and 5 rear. I'm gonna have to go to century cycles and get either an adapter (hopefully they have it, its not on their website), and I'm gonna special order some cyclocross pedals i found for 16 bucks.

    And sorry for sounding so stupid, as i've never seen presta valves before. I am frustrated that i wont get to ride this bike, its just gonna sit in my house taunting me.

    Ugh, I hate waiting, I waited 2 weeks for the bike, and all winter to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob. View Post
    No its a huffy, some bike i got a garage sale for 15 bucks. and I tried both sides, the bolt is too small, slips right through the hold of the redline i just bought.
    There ya go. Huffy-type 1/2" pedals would be too small for a quality-bike 9/16" pedal "hold" I mean hole.
    Sometimes you can find 9/16" pedals at discount stores. A basic quality pump will handle presta or schraeder tire tube stems. Or, use an adapter. Your bike shop should have one, altho they might want $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob. View Post
    Yeah, real old Huffy 10 speed, with the 2 chainrings and 5 rear. I'm gonna have to go to century cycles and get either an adapter (hopefully they have it, its not on their website), and I'm gonna special order some cyclocross pedals i found for 16 bucks.

    And sorry for sounding so stupid, as i've never seen presta valves before. I am frustrated that i wont get to ride this bike, its just gonna sit in my house taunting me.

    Ugh, I hate waiting, I waited 2 weeks for the bike, and all winter to ride.
    Century has adapters and also has pedals for less that 50 bucks. Which shop are you near?
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    I know the one in Rocky River has a fishbowl of the adapters by the register.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou View Post
    I know the one in Rocky River has a fishbowl of the adapters by the register.
    So does Peninsula and I imagine Medina too.
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    I guess I will need to ride to Medina to find out. That is if I can get my legs to recover.

    jacob, what kind of pedals do you want?

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    Patience, Jacob!! You have the bike and that's the best part so far, right? At least it's with you, so you can drool over it all you want.

    Try not to let presta valves intimidate you. Just unscrew the tiny top, push on it to release a little pressure, then put your adaptor (about $1.00) on it. Then just pump it up like you usually would.

    As for the pedals, you can call the LBS and see if they have some used ones that people traded up for. I got mine that way. Ten bucks!

    Congrats on your new bike, Jacob. And don't forget your helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Patience, Jacob!! You have the bike and that's the best part so far, right? At least it's with you, so you can drool over it all you want.

    Try not to let presta valves intimidate you. Just unscrew the tiny top, push on it to release a little pressure, then put your adaptor (about $1.00) on it. Then just pump it up like you usually would.

    As for the pedals, you can call the LBS and see if they have some used ones that people traded up for. I got mine that way. Ten bucks!

    Congrats on your new bike, Jacob. And don't forget your helmet.
    Haha, I dont wear a helmet...sorry

    And I am closest to the Rocky River one, Probably like a 30-45 minute bike ride, if that...SweetLou, are you in ohio? That's pretty neat.

    And I was looking at these. I dont want anything fancy, and these seem perfect for me.

    http://centurycycles.com/page.cfm?PageID=52&action=details&sku=PD1063

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    Yeah, I'm in Cleveland, in the West Park area. Chipcom is somewhere between Cleveland and Akron, if I remember correctly. The Rocky River Century Cycle is about 6 miles from me. It is the shop I go to the most.

    I don't know if Century Cycle will have that pedal in stock, but they do have some platforms there and they aren't expensive. The extended catalogue's prices are not always the same as the real price. I think it has something to do with getting the info from QBP.

    If you are going to special order the pedals and wait a week. I have some platforms that I am not using ( I only ride clipless). If you want them, they are yours.

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    That sure is nice, Sweet Lou!! Perhaps he can put the money toward a helmet now? (hint hint) Gotta protect yer brain!!
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    Well, since I ride helmetless also, I won't demand that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou View Post
    Yeah, I'm in Cleveland, in the West Park area. Chipcom is somewhere between Cleveland and Akron, if I remember correctly. The Rocky River Century Cycle is about 6 miles from me. It is the shop I go to the most.

    I don't know if Century Cycle will have that pedal in stock, but they do have some platforms there and they aren't expensive. The extended catalogue's prices are not always the same as the real price. I think it has something to do with getting the info from QBP.

    If you are going to special order the pedals and wait a week. I have some platforms that I am not using ( I only ride clipless). If you want them, they are yours.
    Hey thanks. If you're offering, I'll gladly take them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou View Post

    If you are going to special order the pedals and wait a week. I have some platforms that I am not using ( I only ride clipless). If you want them, they are yours.
    I got lots of spare pedals lying around too...some platforms, maybe a couple with clips and straps, tons of SPD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou View Post
    Well, since I ride helmetless also, I won't demand that.
    As another who doesn't often wear a helmet, I won't either. Sorry Siu, this ain't California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob. View Post
    Hey thanks. If you're offering, I'll gladly take them.
    Sure, they are just sitting around the place collecting dust. Where do you live? When do you want to meet? Just PM me and let me know. I just got a new phone, so I don't know the number off hand. I left it on my bike, but if you PM me your number I can give you a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    As another who doesn't often wear a helmet, I won't either. Sorry Siu, this ain't California.
    It would be pretty off-topic to leap into a full-blown helmet "discussion", I suppose.

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