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Old 10-06-06, 09:54 AM   #13851
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I can't make a pair of walking shoes last for longer than a year... What the hell kind of clogs are you wearing rob?

My dunks are pretty (4.5 years I think) old but they are totally worn to hell without much sole left and torn up on the inside. They're not good for walking, and haven't been since about year 2.


Good quality boots will last forever though.
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Old 10-06-06, 09:55 AM   #13852
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Time to hit the folks up for a new pair.
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Old 10-06-06, 10:11 AM   #13853
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Sorry, who do you give your money too for 'safekeeping'?

Thats what I thought.


Its just how we roll in tha big six
i try to do most of my banking with a credit union. it's a bit different doing banking (which is a nesessity) and shelling out scads of cash for what is essentially a status symbol.
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I rotate between 3 pairs of new balances. They're awesome but not good for cycling :|
I've just been told that I can actually use spd* style pedals with my sidis so i'm looking for something cheap and/or used so I can go clipless!
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Old 10-06-06, 10:46 AM   #13855
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I've just been told that I can actually use spd* style pedals with my sidis so i'm looking for something cheap and/or used so I can go clipless!
Might be a bit of a pain with road shoes. The cleat will be sticking out the bottom of the shoe sole, just like a road cleat, only a bit smaller. Maybe grab some cheap MTB shoes? I got mine for under 50 bucks off ebay-they aren't very nice, but they work.
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mine were 99$

http://www.velotique.com/shoe-mo.htm
No ordering and waiting... you gotta try your shoes on on-site IMHO.
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Old 10-06-06, 11:08 AM   #13857
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Or try them on at a store and buy online (especially w/ sidis-- try them on at MEC so you don't feel guilty for going behind someones back as well)
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^^^the force is strong in this one^^^
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Old 10-06-06, 11:16 AM   #13859
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Yo Op why not check with floater as to whether they got any more deals on shoes...I got those minretts for 60 bux! wifey got a pair as well for spinning...pretty safe deal.
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Old 10-06-06, 11:21 AM   #13860
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It blows my mind the a brooks b-17 is the same price a brooks was 20 years ago. 100 bones
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Old 10-06-06, 12:00 PM   #13861
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Wow, so so so so so glad they are letting us out at 2pm. I feel like a 6 year old with ADD waiting for recess.
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Old 10-06-06, 12:12 PM   #13863
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you people and your office jobs! damn you, i'm slaving away all weekend.

wow- i didn't know that about brooks' pricing. that seems like a hell of a lot to spend on a saddle 20 years ago.
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Old 10-06-06, 12:14 PM   #13864
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Unless I've completely lost my mind I'm almost certain that's about what they were. They've always seemed to be in a different stratosphere.
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Old 10-06-06, 12:20 PM   #13865
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i think i paid about $60 for mine a few years ago. what is the equivalent of $100 20 years ago today? i can't imagine paying that much for a saddle...
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Old 10-06-06, 12:21 PM   #13866
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with all this Don talk whos up for a BF Don ride sometime this weekend?
Only if someone has a bike to loan me.. I don't think this is a place for 23c road tires.

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I rotate between 3 pairs of new balances. They're awesome but not good for cycling :|
I've just been told that I can actually use spd* style pedals with my sidis so i'm looking for something cheap and/or used so I can go clipless!
I was actually going to suggest New Balance for their durability. Mine have lasted shockingly well for a couple of years now... I haven't had a pair of sneakers last more than a year for as long as I can remember! And I wore these while travelling around Europe last year too (and a couple other trips), so they've seen a lot of miles. Plus I think they're a little more labour-friendly than most other sneaker companies as well, although I think they've been getting some criticism recently about their use of factories in China. So, maybe those days are over for them.
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Old 10-06-06, 01:10 PM   #13867
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So, nobody's up to anything tonight?
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who's up for a Sunday morning/afternoon Don trail ride?
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Old 10-06-06, 01:37 PM   #13869
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So, nobody's up to anything tonight?

I'm up for it, but Ematei is a tad expen for me right now. There's a wicked place at the corner of Dundas and McCaul.

It's a Korean/Japanese joint.
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Old 10-06-06, 02:15 PM   #13870
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I'm down. Just about to take my double cross for its maiden spin
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wooohoo enjoy man.
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nice! me == jealous.

and again, if anyone wants to loan me a bike I can ride in the Don, I'd be all over going for a ride.
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Old 10-06-06, 03:13 PM   #13873
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nice! me == jealous.

and again, if anyone wants to loan me a bike I can ride in the Don, I'd be all over going for a ride.
The Mtn bikes a bit scummy and the cross bike is ready to rock.....you may borrow either for the day if you wish. The cross cannot see extended periods of pavement tho...my cross tires do not like pavement.
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I'm up for a saturday ride through the don... although.. that means i have to put brakes on right?
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and again, if anyone wants to loan me a bike I can ride in the Don, I'd be all over going for a ride.
My MTB is also available if you like. It's pretty oldschool though....2" travel forks-I am a luddite.

I probably can't get to the trail before 2 or so on sunday.
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