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Old 01-09-07, 12:29 AM   #1576
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yup, roadie pedal and shoes displaces the power from your stroke in a larger area, so numbness and heating are less likely to happen. But another thing about numbness might be related to how tight your shoes are and about how much time of pedaling does it happen at.

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http://www.beyondbikes.com/bb/ItemMa...n&MatrixType=1
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Picked them up last yr when they were ALOT cheaper, I think I paid 25 for the knees and 15 for the same style in elbows. I've crashed and rolled at 30+mph down Big bear w/o one single scratch. Good stuff and worth the money. Great to have around just in case some days you hit the trail and feel a lil outa it, you can strap them on just in case. Dress for the crash and not the ride. Next time I ride with you, I can bring them so you can try them out before you buy and you can get an idea on the sizes. If you ever come down to ride the Sycamore canyon here in SD, Beyond Bikes is about 15 minutes from the starting point or just off the freeway on your way home.
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Old 01-09-07, 01:00 AM   #1577
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yup, roadie pedal and shoes displaces the power from your stroke in a larger area, so numbness and heating are less likely to happen. But another thing about numbness might be related to how tight your shoes are and about how much time of pedaling does it happen at.
I wear MTB shoes and use SPD's on my roadie without any issues up to 5-6 hours. I have those Specialized shoe foot beds which I hear do wonders if you have problems with hot spots, though I didn't have this problem before getting the foot beds.

Easier walking, easier clicking in/out and saving a couple hundred on new shoes & pedal system synched the deal for me when I was considering switching.
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Old 01-09-07, 01:03 AM   #1578
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yah I've been using MTB shoes for the past 2 yrs w/o probs. Some people just can't use SPDs for that long cuz of the hot spots in their shoes. Agreed that its easier to walk and run in MTB shoes, can't be said for roadie shoes though.
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Old 01-09-07, 09:09 AM   #1579
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i hate the nike lance shoes i have now, so these will be my reward for finally deciding to get off my fat, lazy butt and get the year started.
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Old 01-09-07, 09:10 AM   #1580
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What size are your Nike Lance shoes that you hate, in what condition, and whatcha want for 'em?
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Old 01-09-07, 09:15 AM   #1581
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they're 43.5 in "crashed-and-showing-it-but-usable" condition.
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Old 01-09-07, 09:29 AM   #1582
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Hmmm...I can't remember what size I have, I'm pretty sure those are a little big.
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Old 01-09-07, 09:32 AM   #1583
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i wouldn't sell these to anyone in the condition they're in. there's a pretty good scuff on the left one, and the lever on the right buckle is snapped. good enough as a pair of eater shoes. i've just always had really good luck with the lake brand in terms of fit and quality, so i'm going back to them.
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Old 01-09-07, 09:46 AM   #1584
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Copy that.
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Old 01-09-07, 06:43 PM   #1585
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Well, I made a trip to Performance today planning on getting some booties and maybe my rollers if they had them in stock. I ended up with the Spin Doctor Pro G3 Repair Stand.


Performance Neoprene Booties


A Viewpoint Spacebar (doodad that attaches to the handlebars to give you another 100mm of space for lights/computers/whatever), a Topeak Comp 140 computer and a pair of socks. I think I spent about 3x what I wanted to, but I'm really liking the stand so far.
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Old 01-09-07, 07:41 PM   #1586
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I just got some Continental Gatorskin tires and an SRAM casette (12-26) to prep my bike for commuter duty hopefully. I've already got Mr. Tuffy tire liners and some Performance Thron Resistant tubes.

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My current Xero XR3 (or something) wheels that came with my bike will be my commuter wheels, the new Xero wheels and SRAM cassette will be my recreation/race wheels.
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Old 01-10-07, 03:01 PM   #1587
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One for the chicas, if you're quick (on http://www.steepandcheap.com/ right now, for only $15.84):

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Old 01-10-07, 10:17 PM   #1588
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Old 01-10-07, 10:42 PM   #1589
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Old 01-10-07, 10:54 PM   #1590
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Nice, is that with ceramic bearings?
To be honest, I'm not sure
Here is more info: http://www.chrisking.com/headsets/hds_nts.html
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Old 01-10-07, 10:59 PM   #1591
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Here is more info: http://www.chrisking.com/headsets/hds_nts.html
Looks like stainless steel, still very nice, should last forever.
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Just got my Mavic Ksyrium Elites today. $299 at lickbike.com. They're shiny
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Old 01-10-07, 11:30 PM   #1593
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Nice!
Yeah and hopefully they'll cure the shimmy my bike has developed
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Old 01-10-07, 11:34 PM   #1595
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Well, I made a trip to Performance today planning on getting some booties and maybe my rollers if they had them in stock. I ended up with the Spin Doctor Pro G3 Repair Stand.


Performance Neoprene Booties


A Viewpoint Spacebar (doodad that attaches to the handlebars to give you another 100mm of space for lights/computers/whatever), a Topeak Comp 140 computer and a pair of socks. I think I spent about 3x what I wanted to, but I'm really liking the stand so far.
Did you look at the PI Cyclones as well? I just saw those tonight at the LBS but they were out of my size.

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Old 01-10-07, 11:37 PM   #1596
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Yeah and hopefully they'll cure the shimmy my bike has developed
At the very least, they'll look nicer as they shimmy.
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Old 01-11-07, 12:26 AM   #1597
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I picked this up Tuesday.



I still haven't had a chance to ride it.
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Old 01-11-07, 12:27 AM   #1598
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At the very least, they'll look nicer as they shimmy.
Quite right!
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I picked this up Tuesday.



I still haven't had a chance to ride it.

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