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Old 02-24-14, 10:46 AM   #11651
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Sidi Fives. In that Vernice shiny black color. They look awesome.

Are these expensive shoes really worth it?
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Old 02-24-14, 10:48 AM   #11652
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Sidi Fives. In that Vernice shiny black color. They look awesome.

Are these expensive shoes really worth it?
Which expensive shoes?

J/k I'm just being an ass but if you want my honest opinion, NO they aren't. They look cool and that is all that matters, comfort too though.
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Old 02-24-14, 10:49 AM   #11653
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It's cool though. Moving on.
Oh good. I'm glad you are over it.

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Are these expensive shoes really worth it?
If you're going from shoes with poor/mediocre fit to some that fit really well, they're worth every penny.
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Coming from pearl izumi elite rd lll. They seemed to fit fine. But after 30/40 miles I would feel burning sensation on right forefoot side of my foot. It wasn't bad though.

I havent used them yet, but they look beautiful. Everuthing i read about Sidi is pretty much very good to excellent.

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I hope they are indeed comfortable. Because they look awesome

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Which expensive shoes?

J/k I'm just being an ass but if you want my honest opinion, NO they aren't. They look cool and that is all that matters, comfort too though.
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Old 02-24-14, 01:15 PM   #11658
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They seemed to fit fine. But after 30/40 miles I would feel burning sensation on right forefoot side of my foot.
Does not compute. Yes, let's hope the Sidi are better for you.
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just bought the Garmin ANT+ USB stick... i plan on connecting either my GSC and HR montior or my garmin edge 510 how ever i have to do it to use trainer road program. Has anyone used one of these?
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just bought the Garmin ANT+ USB stick... i plan on connecting either my GSC and HR montior or my garmin edge 510 how ever i have to do it to use trainer road program. Has anyone used one of these?
Yeah. Can't say that I remember the procedure, which likely means that it was pretty easy. I know that I had the Garmin drivers installed before setting it up with TR. On one occasion, the USB stick had to be re-paired with the HRM and GSC-10 - putting on the HRM and spinning the crank was enough for TR to see the devices and get back on track.
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Yeah. Can't say that I remember the procedure, which likely means that it was pretty easy. I know that I had the Garmin drivers installed before setting it up with TR. On one occasion, the USB stick had to be re-paired with the HRM and GSC-10 - putting on the HRM and spinning the crank was enough for TR to see the devices and get back on track.
Oh ok so you just connect the individual devices and not the garmin edge?
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Oh ok so you just connect the individual devices and not the garmin edge?
I've only ever connected the GSC and HRM. They have a new-ish option wherein you can connect the Garmin, but I've never felt the need to - your computer monitor is going to be right in front of you, so I don't see the value of having that info mirrored on to the little display of the Garmin. Maybe someone else here has played with it and has found a creative use for it, but I haven't bothered.
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1. link to seller?
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the seller is on Ebay and the picture has his ID: liukang1985 easily searched on Ebay. I don't know how easy/hard it is. I am going to find out when they get here.
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I swapped my spindles a couple weeks ago and it was super easy. Followed these instructions- http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-2099744.html Some people have had issues getting the torx screw out, or recommend heating it up with a soldering iron...I didn't have any issues with either of my pedals without heating them. I've read that if you're installing new spindles in used pedals, the bearings can be notchy...so you may want to plan for that. I got my spindles from a place in Michigan for $63 shipped. PM if you have any questions or need help



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I swapped my spindles a couple weeks ago and it was super easy. Followed these instructions- http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-2099744.html Some people have had issues getting the torx screw out, or recommend heating it up with a soldering iron...I didn't have any issues with either of my pedals without heating them. I've read that if you're installing new spindles in used pedals, the bearings can be notchy...so you may want to plan for that. I got my spindles from a place in Michigan for $63 shipped. PM if you have any questions or need help



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Yeah. Can't say that I remember the procedure, which likely means that it was pretty easy. I know that I had the Garmin drivers installed before setting it up with TR. On one occasion, the USB stick had to be re-paired with the HRM and GSC-10 - putting on the HRM and spinning the crank was enough for TR to see the devices and get back on track.
I don't have the Garmin stick but the overall process for TrainerRoad is easy.

One thing you might consider is a 6' USB extension cable. I found that the TR app could easily see my HRM, speed, and power sensors but that the distance to the power made the connection drop periodically. Adding the extension put the ANT stick on the floor and improved the signal strength to the PM significantly.
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