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Old 07-24-05, 05:36 AM   #1
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Long Island, New York

Just a quick introduction. I found this site from a Google search. I live on Long Island and while we have world class dirt tracks in Rocky Point, I do my riding in the street on my 2001 Univega Modo Volare. I am heading off now to do a quick trip pass Lewins Farms. It will be nice a quite early on this Sunday morning.

I am 51 years old and have been lifting weights as my main source of fitness. I thought my squats would have prepared me better. But there is a lot more conditioning work I have to do before I do my metric century with my friends. They are planning a Miller Place to Montauk Point ride.

The main reason I came here was a question I have. The bike has Wellgo pedals and I am hoping to upgrade. They are proving to be a nuisance at times. They hold well, but are sometimes difficult to get in to and sometimes to get out of.

Talking to people you get a lot of opinions. Some like Speedplay, but I prefer a bigger surface.

The next two pedals are either the Campagnolo Record Pro Fit Plus Titanium Road Pedals (or Centaur or Chorus) or the Shimamo Durace or Integra.

The Integra and Chorus run about the same price, as do the Record Pro Fit Plus and Durace.

Funny, but the Cycle shops all seem to recommend the pedal they have in stock.

Can you guys help? Will they be significantly better than the Wellgo's?

Which pedal do you prefer Shimamo Durace or Campagnolo Record Pro Fit Plus Titanium Road Pedals?

As I said, the type of cycling I do is road work. Between 10 and 35 miles is usually, with longer rides thrown in. No racing.

Guess I will post this in the Road cycling section.
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Old 07-25-05, 03:35 PM   #2
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Hi, I have a Univega Sportour. I want to buy pedals as well and have only found Wellgo in the shops so far and they look and feel cheap. On the web I read bad things about noisy cheap Wellgo bearings that break. I like toe clips but can't find many available so far.

I lived in Watermill for most of 2002 and the east end is a nice place for a bike. You can get around better than by car in the summer lol.
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