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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone
    yah I know I missed that great Baldy ride, I just hate riding in the cold, last time I climbed that I was pretty much soaking wet from the downpour we hit before getting to GMR. First time I did that, I did the long route and was on my MTB which was interesting in itself, doing a 59mile roadie ride w/ knobby tires and a race saddle. I look forward to tackling that climb again sometime soon before the weather goes crazy hot, but I like the heat. Don't worry about what place you came in climbing that beast, but be happy you did it, though the DH looked temping to take back to the cars, you stuck in there and the pain to grind up that beast. Next time will be faster and a bit easier since you know you can do it, the mental part is done. Climbing mountian is highly addictive because the challenge and I LOVE downhill. I love the view from the top and on the way to the top, overlooking the roads that you pedaled up. Great feeling, that why we ride.

    The road shoes just seem more aero then MTB shoes, also they are alot stiffer then MTB shoes. So I picked out the stiffest MTB shoes I can get my hands on to work double as Roadie and MTB. No probs w/ that setup. But some can't pedal 50+ miles on SPDs either.
    I hear you. It was truly a life-changing experience. I can't imagine not doing it again.

    btw-I got a full face helmet for christmas and tried out some steep descents on my local trails I had been nervous about in the past today. Something about having that big thing on gives confidence. I need to get some shin guards.

    anyway, about the SPDs-I guess I can pedal far on them-I mean, I have-but I get numb toes. Do you think road pedals might remedy this? My shoes are pretty stiff-I guess. I was reading about how the carbon shoes stay stiff longer so I know they won't last since they are cheap (not carbon). hmmmm.

    For now I guess I can't worry about it since the bike is a big enough purchase for a while. Until tax returns I guess. I forgot about that (rubs hands together greedily).
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    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
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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.

    Shin/knee gaurds, I use these
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone
    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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    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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    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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    What size are your Nike Lance shoes that you hate, in what condition, and whatcha want for 'em?
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    they're 43.5 in "crashed-and-showing-it-but-usable" condition.
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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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    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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    Copy that.
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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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    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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    One for the chicas, if you're quick (on http://www.steepandcheap.com/ right now, for only $15.84):


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gretzky
    Nice, is that with ceramic bearings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Roadie
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gretzky
    To be honest, I'm not sure
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by heddywouldgo
    Just got my Mavic Ksyrium Elites today. $299 at lickbike.com. They're shiny
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    Nice!
    Yeah and hopefully they'll cure the shimmy my bike has developed
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilinblack
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by heddywouldgo
    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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    I picked this up Tuesday.



    I still haven't had a chance to ride it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    At the very least, they'll look nicer as they shimmy.
    Quite right!
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