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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-11-23, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
On my 4th pair of Delta pedals. Last pair wore through almost to the axle. The bigger problem is the latch, the part that moves, wears down too.

When I got the current pair I found them on e-bay in new condition and bought new cleats to go with them. Just as noisy then as they are now. I used to be able to get aftermarket cleats and some of them were quiet but did wear out faster than genuine Looks.

I use pedal extenders so I need wrench flats because I can't access the 8mm Allen on the end of the pedal shaft, which most higher end pedals have. Also, I've had pedals snap off while riding so I am leery about trying different pedals.

I did use SPD mountain bike pedals on the road for a few years and I think that contributed to the problems I have with foot pain. I am considering trying them again but using stiffer shoes this time. I can still get decent SPD pedals with wrench flats and I have never broken an SPD pedal.
I started using Look Deltas when they came out (1986? 1987?) and stayed on them until about 2016. Eventually I got tired of sourcing NOS pedals and the squeak, so I moved on to Keo 2 Max pedals about 7 years ago and they are fine. I like the grey cleats with a smidge of float. They do sometimes squeak but WAY LESS than the deltas.

As always, YMMV.
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The only one that a case can be made for is the "what road bike do you have" thread.
Incorrect.

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Where do you live?
Albany, 78 miles north of Highland/New Paltz.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I started using Look Deltas when they came out (1986? 1987?) and stayed on them until about 2016. Eventually I got tired of sourcing NOS pedals and the squeak, so I moved on to Keo 2 Max pedals about 7 years ago and they are fine. I like the grey cleats with a smidge of float. They do sometimes squeak but WAY LESS than the deltas.

As always, YMMV.
No wrench flats.
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Old 07-11-23, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
No wrench flats.
https://images.internetstores.de/pro...n_Pedale_black[1920x1920].jpg?forceSize=false&forceAspectRatio=true&useTrim=true
Yeah, I know. I use. the 8mm hex wrench which works well enough for me.
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Yeah, I know. I use. the 8mm hex wrench which works well enough for me.
I use pedal extenders, "Kneesavers". Cannot access the Allen with extenders.
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Credit card processing company is now charging restaurant customers a $1 service fee when placing online orders. That's on top of the 3% fee charged to the restaurants and the percentage of sales fee charged to restaurants. Pretty damn brazen.

Restaurateurs fuming over ominous new fee billed to their customers by Big Tech vendor (msn.com)
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Originally Posted by big john
I use pedal extenders, "Kneesavers". Cannot access the Allen with extenders.
Understood, now that makes sense. Delta forever?
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People havent fled to Pittsburg in 60 years.



Seriously, if you want, genejockey, Ill connect you to a friend there. Hes about our age, has lived there a while, and recently bought a house. Hes also a science type, so you may hit it off.
No need, thanks. Yes, Pittsburgh's population is down off the peak, but it's ahead of the curve in terms of Post-Industrial Rehab, which is why we're considering it. It has relatively mild weather - about like where I grew up, good healthcare, a growing economy, and because the population is below the peak, fairly inexpensive housing.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
No need, thanks. Yes, Pittsburgh's population is down off the peak, but it's ahead of the curve in terms of Post-Industrial Rehab, which is why we're considering it. It has relatively mild weather - about like where I grew up, good healthcare, a growing economy, and because the population is below the peak, fairly inexpensive housing.
Hey, I'm not trying to talk you out of it.
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No need, thanks.
Ouch.
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A.M. quasi-jogging activity. Football camp in progress at Catholic High. Autumn is just around the corner.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I moved away from Speedplay because I ended up losing one of the walkable covers and never bothered to get another set, so. I've been using an ancient set of the Performance house brand Forte Keo pedals for a while but they're starting to get noisy and I've been thinking about new pedals.

Might go back to my Speedplays, but why the heck are a set of cleat covers $30 and an entire set of cleats $55
I've been using Speedplays exclusively on my road bikes since about 2000. I've never used covers for the cleats.
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A.M. quasi-jogging activity. Football camp in progress at Catholic High. Autumn is just around the corner.
Trying out for WR?

I've always wanted to go back to high school...

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Originally Posted by Eric F
I've been using Speedplays exclusively on my road bikes since about 2000. I've never used covers for the cleats.
The stairs to my porch are not compatible with bare metal Speedplay cleats except when using extreme caution. I've almost hurt myself a handful of times going out for a ride
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Originally Posted by abshipp
The stairs to my porch are not compatible with bare metal Speedplay cleats except when using extreme caution. I've almost hurt myself a handful of times going out for a ride
Makes sense. I haven't had any of those issues.
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The stairs to my porch are not compatible with bare metal Speedplay cleats except when using extreme caution. I've almost hurt myself a handful of times going out for a ride
I have an epoxy covered garage floor. My shoes with SPD cleats have slipped out from under me more than once.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Trying out for WR?

I've always wanted to go back to high school...
In my current condition this or band would be the only way I could participate.

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Credit card processing company is now charging restaurant customers a $1 service fee when placing online orders. That's on top of the 3% fee charged to the restaurants and the percentage of sales fee charged to restaurants. Pretty damn brazen.

Restaurateurs fuming over ominous new fee billed to their customers by Big Tech vendor (msn.com)
Another failed tech company headed toward the bin.
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A Strava cautionary tale, if you're a wanted athlete. #P&R


You still use Twitter?
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A Strava cautionary tale, if you're a wanted athlete. #P&R


Strava et al. were banned for active duty personnel by DOD in 2018 because of the security risks.
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You still use Twitter?
Twitter is where it's at. (It's where I get all my east coast weather news anyways...)
That's a fair amount of rain in 11 hours
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Dang, how many New Londons are there? I've only known about the CT one 'til just now.

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