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Helmets and Shoes

Old 05-18-15, 08:34 PM
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Helmets and Shoes

As I was organizing my garage (at the behest of my wife) I realized that I have 4 pairs of shoes and 3 helmets. Each being a bit more sophisticated and expensive as my interest is cycling has grown (I've been riding for a little over two years). Just curious if this is something that everyone else has experienced.
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Old 05-18-15, 09:23 PM
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What are you asking? If we have gained multiples of certain items, or if our style changes as we progress along our interest in cycling?
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Old 05-19-15, 04:51 AM
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Sounds a bit excessive for only 2 years... assuming it's not a mixture of road and MTB.

After 3 years I purchased a new bike and decided to get new and better shoes since my old ones with 3 Velcro straps were not secure enough. i also purchased a MTB and have shoes for it.

Same helmet, more expensive ones are just lighter and not safer.
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Old 05-19-15, 04:59 AM
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My GF is Imelda Marcos when it comes to cycling shoes. It's hard to blame her because she is a size 5. Not easy to find shoes in that size.
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You're my shoe and helmet twin because I have four pairs of road shoes and three helmets in rotation too. I actually have five shoes but one of the pairs is my MTB/trail shoe.

I'm the kind of person who likes to stock up when I see a really good deal. I have four chains, three or four pairs of cleats, eight tires, more than ten tubes, three saddles, and lots of other stuff sitting in the "bike stuff" pile.
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