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Old 05-25-06, 07:02 AM   #6376
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WTF, is this grade 12? Dude, can I bum a haul off your smoke?

Edit: $920?! Oh you bastard ...
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ugh.. I'm starting to experience a little knee pain/stiffness/ache in my left knee. sort of front/top part of my knee. Anyone think it's fixie related? Or just bike riding related? Or neither? I guess maybe I should consult a professional. Anyone know any sports doctors? I don't think normal doctors are any good at diagnosing this sort of thing.
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Crackpot Theory #1:

Does your cleat alignment still look/feel okay? One of the guys at my work had his cleat slip a bit when he was on a ride. He didn't even notice it while he was on the bike, but his knee's in a sorry state of affairs now.
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WTF, is this grade 12? Dude, can I bum a haul off your smoke?

Edit: $920?! Oh you bastard ...
No, welcome to adulthood.

ps. what's $920?
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Crackpot Theory #1:

Does your cleat alignment still look/feel okay? One of the guys at my work had his cleat slip a bit when he was on a ride. He didn't even notice it while he was on the bike, but his knee's in a sorry state of affairs now.
It doesn't look like it, plus with the amount of float in my eggbeaters I wouldn't expect that to be an issue. Unless they just aren't set up properly in the first place.
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Hey guys, I just arrived in Toronto and will be here for two weeks. I brought my bike w/ me , but forgot to pack my bike shoes. I'm staying around Lakeshore & Bathurst area and was gonna hit MEC and Duke's(I think that's it) and that other place near Duke's to look for mtb shoes, but can any of you recommend any other places to get a good deal on mtb shoes? I'd like to check out Adidas mtb or the Diadora bikecop shoes. Thanks.
Hey, you should come out and ride with us at Critical Mass tomorrow evening!
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Old 05-25-06, 07:30 AM   #6382
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I glanced at your page:

Goal: $2,000
Raised: $920
Sponsors: 12
46% of goal achieved


... which seems to be slightly out of date.

Oh, and yes ... expect gas money from me.
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Old 05-25-06, 07:35 AM   #6383
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Any youse folk going to be in the Giro T.O.?

There will be one fixed marshall, so if you'd planned on riding it fixed let me know and I'll hook you up with the dude. Only on the 70km loop though.
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Old 05-25-06, 07:42 AM   #6384
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ugh.. I'm starting to experience a little knee pain/stiffness/ache in my left knee. sort of front/top part of my knee. Anyone think it's fixie related? Or just bike riding related? Or neither? I guess maybe I should consult a professional. Anyone know any sports doctors? I don't think normal doctors are any good at diagnosing this sort of thing.
You've increased your milage considerably in the recent weeks. In the past 36 hours did you do any serious hammering, big hills, or wicked crazy stops? I can totally make my knees hurt by mashing.
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You've increased your milage considerably in the recent weeks. In the past 36 hours did you do any serious hammering, big hills, or wicked crazy stops? I can totally make my knees hurt by mashing.
Nope, I've actually been taking it really easy. I didn't do the ride last weekend. I guess I'll just try and take it easy and use my brake instead of my legs.
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Old 05-25-06, 08:03 AM   #6386
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ugh.. I'm starting to experience a little knee pain/stiffness/ache in my left knee. sort of front/top part of my knee. Anyone think it's fixie related? Or just bike riding related? Or neither? I guess maybe I should consult a professional. Anyone know any sports doctors? I don't think normal doctors are any good at diagnosing this sort of thing.
I have had some significant knee problems in the past. One of the biggest things that helped me was a regular stretching routine. I go to the sports medicine clinic at 7 King West on the concourse level. They are great there...are sports specific and have full physio on the premises. They helped me out with my knee probs and I have never had problems since. If you go by there make sure you tell them it is a sports related injury (or they won't take you) and ask to see Doc Woollam...he rocks.
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maybe your knees are sayin' they neeeeed a ride
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Old 05-25-06, 08:04 AM   #6388
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Crackpot Theory #1:

Does your cleat alignment still look/feel okay? One of the guys at my work had his cleat slip a bit when he was on a ride. He didn't even notice it while he was on the bike, but his knee's in a sorry state of affairs now.
what he said. replacing worn cleats usually remedy that.
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Old 05-25-06, 08:58 AM   #6389
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while we're on the topic of shoes.. has anyone had problems with the buckle on sidi dominators? the buckle on my right shoe fell off which i thought wouldn't be a problem since i could just screw it back. i torqued it on pretty tight but now it doesn't move/swing at all. it's also more difficult to thread the strap through and after all that, it still falls off every now and then!... still a great shoe though.

jyossarian, any luck with finding cycle therapy? google maps should give you exact directions from where you're staying.
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good to know ... I'm STILL haven't gone to go get my shoes.
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while we're on the topic of shoes.. has anyone had problems with the buckle on sidi dominators? the buckle on my right shoe fell off which i thought wouldn't be a problem since i could just screw it back. i torqued it on pretty tight but now it doesn't move/swing at all. it's also more difficult to thread the strap through and after all that, it still falls off every now and then!... still a great shoe though.

jyossarian, any luck with finding cycle therapy? google maps should give you exact directions from where you're staying.
yep, the buckles on mine lossened up after a while and i did screw them back down and it worked fine until the little plastic lever that torques it shut snapped right off. i eneded up replacing the whole buckle and the new one had a metal lever so no more problems. that's the best part about sidis: most parts on iit are replacable.

hm, try putting some locktite on the screw and see if that helps.
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so does the most recent version of the shoe come with metal levers? I was thinking about non-laced but not if things are going to snap off.
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so does the most recent version of the shoe come with metal levers? I was thinking about non-laced but not if things are going to snap off.
i don't know. i think the replacements i bought were for one of the higher end models. personally, if i were to buy the all velcro version as it is simpler and more duable. the ratcheting mechanism seems more like a selling feature than anything else to me. i picked up my dominators for cheap at the bike show a few years ago, i probably wouldn't shell out full price for them.
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so does the most recent version of the shoe come with metal levers? I was thinking about non-laced but not if things are going to snap off.
i picked up mine cheap as well and they came with the plastic levers. the ratcheting novelty is beginning to wear off....
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I also hesitate to go with a full velcro as well. I don't mind velcro as an addition to , but not as my primary way of cinching the shoe down.
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Alright, return to your business.
If I was independantly wealthy, I'd have at least one of those. Moots makes cool frames. Nice guys too-I was at their shop/factory a few years ago.
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ugh.. I'm starting to experience a little knee pain/stiffness/ache in my left knee. sort of front/top part of my knee. Anyone think it's fixie related?
If you weren't on a fix, i'd tell you that your seat height was too high. But you should check out your cleats first for wear. Even riding more upright or in a different position can cause knee pain.

Ride around without backpedalling/resisting at all without changing anything else and see. It took me a couple rides to dial in my cleats properly since switching from float to fixed. Float seems to allow you to be much more sloppy with the fit.

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picked up mine cheap as well and they came with the plastic levers. the ratcheting novelty is beginning to wear off....
When mine breaks i'm probably just going to get my m0ther to sew in some velcro, they don't cinch tight enough on the buckle as much as i'd like it to. However the buckle IS good as there's no possible way that strap is going to slip mid ride which always does on the velcro ones.

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So if I ride your car I can give my gas money to Keith?

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I also hesitate to go with a full velcro as well. I don't mind velcro as an addition to , but not as my primary way of cinching the shoe down.
why not?
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Over time I've found velco can full on let go, and after a few years depending on the quality of the velcro can be downright useless. It stretches and I've had velcro downs that weren't velcroed all the way along the strap. I have long, skinny feet and have ended up using less than an inch of closure to hold my shoes on, as I cinch them down tight, usually more than the average normal footed wearer.

That Moots is a sweet lookin' ride.
I do so wish I could get my hands on a year one or two Trimble(sp?) MTB from back in the day.
Carbon frame of the Gods.


Bear in mind this design is almost 20 years old now. Hey I got excited when AlpineStar made E-stays
Check out the crazy hunka-hunka- aluminum stay/dropout...made for a nice opener too.

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