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Old 03-24-07, 09:00 AM   #21801
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my second ipod is dead. i hate you ipod.
I feel your pain.

If its not raining when I decide to leave my editing den of ill repute I will do the poker ride.
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Old 03-24-07, 09:03 AM   #21802
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i've been ipod-free since mine was stolen two years ago. it's kind of liberating - you can HEAR things again... eavesdrop on subway conversations, traffic, streetcars, your own thoughts.

... or maybe i'm just a hippie.
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Old 03-24-07, 09:49 AM   #21803
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I love to try some metal clips & leather straps.
I said that to a girl once. She was hot.
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Old 03-24-07, 10:22 AM   #21804
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I think I'm addicted to clipless. Wuh oh.
Hey I think I saw you riding south on Yonge just a bit north of Dundas around 4:20/30ish yesterday? I was booking it riding north on my dark grey track bike.
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Old 03-24-07, 10:38 AM   #21805
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I said that to a girl once. She was hot.
I got hand cuffs and stuff you could borrow?
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Old 03-24-07, 10:39 AM   #21806
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i've been ipod-free since mine was stolen two years ago. it's kind of liberating - you can HEAR things again... eavesdrop on subway conversations, traffic, streetcars, your own thoughts.

... or maybe i'm just a hippie.
just the thought of being on transit makes me shudder. let alone without an ipod to save my soul. going commando is the true liberation!
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Old 03-24-07, 10:48 AM   #21807
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just the thought of being on transit makes me shudder.
Welcome to me when I can't bike.
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Old 03-24-07, 10:49 AM   #21808
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Old 03-24-07, 11:47 AM   #21809
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i've been ipod-free since mine was stolen two years ago. it's kind of liberating - you can HEAR things again... eavesdrop on subway conversations, traffic, streetcars, your own thoughts.

... or maybe i'm just a hippie.
Nope, you hear all kinds of interesting stuff. F'rinstance a group of folks was discussing the merit and social implications of threesomes. Very interesting stuff...

Jeremy is that rear wheel cassette or thread-on?

Zippered, how long did the Exustars take to break in? I'm still waffling over what shoes to get.
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Old 03-24-07, 12:37 PM   #21810
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Zippered, how long did the Exustars take to break in? I'm still waffling over what shoes to get.
I had a pair of exustars before my sidis. Not worth it imho.
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Old 03-24-07, 12:55 PM   #21811
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Mec. I'd say just get the sidis they'll last through many crappy pairs.
That's what I keep hearing from you and others.. it's just really hard trying to justify shelling out $250+tax (The "normal" sidi's seem a bit too narrow for my stumpy/wide feet, so I'd have to go Mega) when I only planned on $100 tops at the start. "Real salary" dreams on a grad student budget...
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Old 03-24-07, 01:45 PM   #21812
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I was looking at these shoes for when I get my recumbent in the spring http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1174765808492
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Old 03-24-07, 02:21 PM   #21813
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That's what I keep hearing from you and others.. it's just really hard trying to justify shelling out $250+tax (The "normal" sidi's seem a bit too narrow for my stumpy/wide feet, so I'd have to go Mega) when I only planned on $100 tops at the start. "Real salary" dreams on a grad student budget...
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Old 03-24-07, 02:23 PM   #21814
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Jeremy is that rear wheel cassette or thread-on?
doesn't matter, in fact it could be any 6-7 or 8 speed with 126-130 spacing as i intend to use it with friction shifters.
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Old 03-24-07, 02:28 PM   #21815
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Oops, just realized that's a want rather than an offer... Sorry, I gave away my last 700 to 32flavours.
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Old 03-24-07, 03:22 PM   #21816
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That's what I keep hearing from you and others.. it's just really hard trying to justify shelling out $250+tax (The "normal" sidi's seem a bit too narrow for my stumpy/wide feet, so I'd have to go Mega) when I only planned on $100 tops at the start. "Real salary" dreams on a grad student budget...
If you can't get sidis, i'd just stick with clips and straps. I commute on these now with my running shoes and they work just fine. In fact I almost prefer this if i'm not doing long country rides, the sidis are much heavier than my superlight running shoes and I can't walk in them (the road versions you can't anyways...).

Not to mention you don't need to get the pedals or replace your cleats.
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Old 03-24-07, 03:58 PM   #21817
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zippered, how long did the Exustars take to break in? I'm still waffling over what shoes to get.


i bought these the summer of '05. i find the tongue to be a bit uncomfortable, but i find that about a lot of shoes. i don't recall needing time to break them in. the only thing that have worn on them so far is the metal cleats. they've been worn on almost a daily basis (except when i wear my sidi's with my campy pedals!) from early spring to late fall, but not necessarily all day. they've definitely gotten soaked, although i do tend to switch to my lake winter shoes if i know it's gonna be pouring. oh and i like the fact that there's reflective material on the heels. /review

wow! i'm so glad i was able to go to the poker run! i'm still smiling! fun times, good cause, nice people!

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Old 03-24-07, 04:22 PM   #21818
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Hey I think I saw you riding south on Yonge just a bit north of Dundas around 4:20/30ish yesterday? I was booking it riding north on my dark grey track bike.
That was me!

I got the Sidi Bullets from MEC (with a handy "spousal" discount, wahaha). They were one of the few mountain shoes there that were available in my tiny size. They are awesome! I feel like Astroboy...
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I was looking at these shoes for when I get my recumbent in the spring http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1174765808492
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Old 03-24-07, 04:59 PM   #21821
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Old 03-24-07, 05:01 PM   #21822
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of BF?
Astroboy knows...

And my big waffle on shoes is what I really want is sandals. I've been really choked since I blew the strap on my lakes and MEC doesn't stock 'em any more. I have a pair of Axo Vipers which are just barely too small but tolerable for short distances so it's hard to rationalize buying another pair of mountain shoes. bleah

And a potential converesion http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/299766591.html
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Old 03-24-07, 05:13 PM   #21824
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If you can't get sidis, i'd just stick with clips and straps. I commute on these now with my running shoes and they work just fine. In fact I almost prefer this if i'm not doing long country rides, the sidis are much heavier than my superlight running shoes and I can't walk in them (the road versions you can't anyways...).

Not to mention you don't need to get the pedals or replace your cleats.
Fair enough - but I already "impulse-bought" the Look Keo's from probikekit for half price After looking around & seeing the pricing on "entry-level" road shoes, the build quality and apparent comfort of sidis seems like it's probably worth the extra dough. The pair I tried on today was quite comfortable, even though a bit narrow through my forefoot/arch.. I guess what it'll really come down to is if I can find the right size for my weird feet.

Thanks to all for the advice.
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