I recently purchased some used Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL pedals and was looking into clipless shoes. From my understanding, you've tried a lot of different pedals/shoe combinations. Are there any road shoe models you recommend for people on a budget? Sorry if this is too much of a personal-shopper question, it just seemed like you've had a lot of experience.
Thanks for the help!
Thank you (and Deputy Hairnet) for the brand recommendations!
Mavic has some really nice shoes in the $130 range.
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What is the most expensive article of clothing that you've purchased for cycling?
What do I need to measure in order to determine what size bars I need (width)? I'm assuming just armpit to armpit?
Go into a shop and sit on bikes with various width bars then buy from the bike shop. That's why they are there.
If you want to save money by buying online, then you must assume the risk of buying the wrong sized bar.
You have to decide if the money you save is worth the risk.
How often do you replace your shoes and why? Is it just the tops of the shoes stretching out or something else?
Can you do this on your rollers?
How much does weight play a part in the life span of rear hub threads? I've stripped threads 3 times just this summer. they're all-city standard track hubs and I am positive its not an installation issue. I'm pretty hefty at about 230, and I normally skid positioned over the seat. Any thoughts? thanks in advance.
it's the skidding and not getting your cog super damn mother f-ing tight. I weight 200lbs and routinely carry my bag with plenty stuff in it. I stripped one hub because I didnt get the cog tight enough even though I thought I had. Scrod is also a heavy guy riding brakeless without issues ,on the same hubs, I believe.
rota fix, and lock ring tool and then get some lock ring pliers and grip the lock ring tight, take a hammer, light tap. Make sure you dont apply too much heavy grease, use a light coat of a strong grease.
Hmm After it happened the first two times I've been trying to keep the cog tight by setting up against a wall and putting pressure down on the pedal, then tightening the lock ring. I did that about every other ride. should I rotafix it instead next time?
Thanks evilcryalotmore. just saw your reply
Man, I'm over 230lbs and I put a hellish amount of torque on my hubs during standing starts and have never had a problem. I would guess that you need a higher quality hub. Higher quality stuff isn't just expensive because it's a name brand. Some of it is just straight up stronger. I suggest using a Dura Ace rear hub for your next build.