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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-15-10, 01:08 PM   #1
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The Rondel anticipation thread

http://www.missionworkshop.com/footwear.php

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Old 07-15-10, 01:26 PM   #2
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Those are pretty rad.

Your sig caused a nosefull of grape Gatorade, btw.
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Old 07-15-10, 01:31 PM   #3
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Could be promising, but it's hard to tell without details. I recently decided to track down a pair of non-disco SPD shoes and found a handful that bore at least some resemblance to a normal shoe. Everything I found was ridiculously wide and/or had a floppy sole, either of which is a complete performance killer in my book. Maybe these will be different?
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It better have a stiff sole. Not carbon stiff, but not Vans soft.
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Not anticipating the price tag.

Would Ian Mackaye approve?
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Old 07-15-10, 01:51 PM   #6
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If those vittorios were cheaper than $200...
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well i'm unemployed right now so there's no way i'll actually buy them, but maybe one day. i'm a motivated worker is what i'm sayin'.
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Old 07-15-10, 09:03 PM   #8
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These might be the shoes that convince me to put spds on my city bikes.
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my thoughts exactly.
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Does anyone know how stiff the soles are?
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the people developing them do, otherwise i'm pretty sure no one outside of the company has even seen the actual shoes, let alone feet-molested them.

since mission workshop is ex-facto chrome guys and gals i'm pretty sure they'd be at least as stiff and AS walkable as the chrome shoes, but i am pretty sure anything said will be speculation until promo copies are distributed outside the development team.
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Old 08-30-10, 10:36 PM   #12
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I bought a pair in their SF store today.

AMAZING. haven't biked with them yet but they're stiff and good for walking, too.
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Holy f*ck, they have them at the Hub co-op, which is my LBS of choice. They look beautiful and like I wouldn't have to take them off at work if I didn't want to. I may have to check this out asap.
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AMAZING.
haven't biked with them yet
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$130?? Kinda want but idk about that price tag
http://www.iminusd.bigcartel.com/pro...orkshop-rondel
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Just posted a review:
http://ceramicconfessions.wordpress....del-bike-shoe/

Basically... I could be happier but not by much. This shoe is an outstanding proof of concept and a true success, albeit pricey and not for everyone.

It bikes better than my adidas marathons do, and it walks better than my sambas. It's not without faults, but if you have the money, you can't do better than these if you want to do it all with one shoe.
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above post aside, this will really be the askquestionsabouttherondelbutneverbuyitthread.
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the question that really matters to me is, do they make that obnoxious clicking?!? i've had very comfortable shoes that just weren't *quite* recessed enough to not click and grind on the pavement.
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they click when i stomp hard on curbs or stairs, but not on flat ground even running.
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if you wear any shoes like this long enough, theyll click.
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Clipless shoes that you can actually wear as casual! This is indeed something I want!
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they don't look as good after my 70 mile day in the rain today

i'm sure they'll clean up nice though. yay leather.
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Good God, I can't imagine riding with those things. Looks like it's got 0 ventilation.
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Don't really want very much.
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