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Niloc 01-23-14 06:05 PM

Are you putting those on your Rivendell? That just seems bizarre.

Jakedatc 01-23-14 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by Niloc (Post 16435675)
Yep I've pedaled a few strokes through intersections etc not clipped in. I even pedaled off on the non-cleat side a few times and it got me off to a start until I could clip in. Maybe you could ride it with street shoes for short distances - folks say stuff like that, but never gonna happen for me - I have a cruiser utility bike with platforms for that. For this bike I'll always have cycling shoes on. But the platform will let you pedal off fairly securely without being clipped in which is reassuring to know for city riding at lights etc. Also I think the large platform may offer more comfort over longer rides with SPD shoes that don't have super stiff soles, because the load will be better spread across the foot.

you guys should look at Crank brothers... they have a huge variety of SPD-ish (their own CB cleat, not spd compat.) pedals with different sized platforms

RJM 01-23-14 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by Niloc (Post 16435766)
Are you putting those on your Rivendell? That just seems bizarre.

Yep...looks awesome too. Just wait until I start sticking Di2 on it.

Ghost Ryder 01-23-14 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by Niloc (Post 16435490)
Ok I'm bored I'll reply, my last purchase was a pair of Shimano A600 SPD pedals:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5101/5...b53711fe3d.jpg
I bought them brand new in the box off craigslist. Guy had bought the wrong thing and couldn't return them. So I got a deal. Everybody loves a deal!

They went on my road bike, they are SPDs but single-sided ultegra level. Fairly light and I figure nice for urban riding or touring when I want to wear shoes with recessed cleats I can walk around in.

These look nice!
I use the A530's, luv them, but shaving off 100 grams makes those so much sexier.
I'll have to keep my eye out for these guys.

lsberrios1 01-23-14 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16435689)
wait...so you got the Giant instead of the venge?


Yes I did. And while I may agree is not as hot.. it is much better bike after riding the two. The Venge deal fell through the cracks after my LBS kinda bailed out on me.

bianchi10 01-23-14 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16435949)
Yes I did. And while I may agree is not as hot.. it is much better bike after riding the two. The Venge deal fell through the cracks after my LBS kinda bailed out on me.

sorry, I'm just the opposite. I think this is going to look even Gooder!! I like the venge, but they have to be set up just right in order for them to look Hot for me. If they aren't hot, they generally are very much a not. I have seen this giant built up with 404s and it will look sweet, I promise you! I dont know if I would have rocked a team bike, but regardless, it will look great. Can't wait to see it!

2 wheeler 01-23-14 07:56 PM

I went to Goodwill and picked up a new, never used, Craft short sleeve jersey for......................................... $2.99!!!!!

dgarzoli 01-24-14 11:12 PM

my last purchase..... http://www.powertap.com/collections/...arbon-wheelset

bahula03 01-25-14 12:46 AM


Originally Posted by JonnyV (Post 16403191)

A couple weeks on, any opinion formed on these? Tempted to pick up a pair on sale with how comfy they're supposed to be...

KantoBoy 01-25-14 01:38 AM


Originally Posted by RJM (Post 16435728)

Do you have a scale to weigh it? it's supposedly 115g correct?

I'm looking to trim some fat off the bike.

rekmeyata 01-25-14 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16435439)
Does this finally mean I get to have you Venge or Roubaix?
I already have a Giant so...

take him up on his offer, fly down and ride back, depending on where you live in Canada it would only take about 900 hours of riding, or if you do 100 miles a day you'll be home in about 9 days, even with a one day break in the middle you back in 10 days! Do a credit card tour so you don't have to carry much. There is even a designated bike system from Atlanta to Ontario area. Take a GPS so you can prove you rode it.

rangerdavid 01-25-14 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16435949)
Yes I did. And while I may agree is not as hot.. it is much better bike after riding the two. The Venge deal fell through the cracks after my LBS kinda bailed out on me.

I like your purchase. While the Venge is more of a task specific bike, this one can handle most everything you throw at it!! nice buy!!

lsberrios1 01-25-14 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by rangerdavid (Post 16439578)
I like your purchase. While the Venge is more of a task specific bike, this one can handle most everything you throw at it!! nice buy!!


Thanks david! Definitely very happy after a month of going from bike to bike.

JonnyV 01-26-14 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by bahula03 (Post 16439142)
A couple weeks on, any opinion formed on these? Tempted to pick up a pair on sale with how comfy they're supposed to be...

Only 2 rides in them so far. Both at or below freezing temps so they were short rides with little climbing. So far, I'm a fan of the Empires. Very light and stiff. The first ride I thought I'd be ok without covers. I was wrong. My toes were frozen instantly. Good ventilation, perhaps? We'll see when it warms up. They are, to me, very comfortable shoes and sizing seems to be right on with most other brands and types of shoes.

alexaschwanden 01-26-14 09:51 PM

2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0 road bike for less than 600$!!!

kris7047th 01-27-14 03:58 AM

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The Surly Pugsley fatbike. I have been buying bright greeness for it .. neon green bottle cages, Fyxation pedal, and green Lizard Skin grips are on the bike now but this pic was taken before I got the grips. Also not shown in the pic is a PMM Sherpa rear rack and Dave's Mud Shovel fenders. This bike is a blast to ride.

SethAZ 01-27-14 11:29 AM

I just converted my MTB wheels to tubeless. One good 13 mile ride in the mountains so far and I'm loving it. I was using those ginormous, beast-heavy thorn-resistant inner tubes (the two tubes together weighed 3 lbs, ouch!), so going tubeless saved mucho weight, lowered the pressure I was using, and made the tires feel squishier and grippier. My hardtail actually feels like it got a little suspension from the rear tubeless tire that I didn't feel before.

I liked it so much I just ordered a Hutchinson 700x28 Secteur tubeless road tire. I ordered just one, to see what it feels like mounted on my rear wheel, and see how big it ends up after inflation on my Pacenti SL-23 rims. The seat stays/brakes have enough headroom for the tire if it inflates bigger than the gatorskin 25s currently there, but it's a little tighter up in the fork. If I really like it, I'll order another one, or possible go to one of the 25mm versions like the Intensive.

I'm really hoping that 28mm Secteur tubeless makes my stiff aluminum frame into a Cadillac sort of feel.

thermalattorney 01-27-14 01:57 PM

Last week I made the mistake of checking eBay to see if there were any deals on Ultegra Di2... $650 later I'm the owner of a mint 6770 mini-group. I haven't installed the parts yet, but I'm feeling some buyer's remorse and am considering flipping it on CL.

c_mack9 01-27-14 04:54 PM

My order from PBK came in today, finally.
Red XG-1090 11-28t cassette
Sram PC 1091R chain to go with cassette
Ultremo ZX tires
Pedals for the new mountain bike
And LOOK neoprene shoe covers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ps92f9863f.jpg

flagrl 01-27-14 04:59 PM

my centurion facet, and a ozone mens 700c, dont ask me why to the last one,

SirHustlerEsq 01-27-14 05:03 PM

http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/ima...7-92142700.jpg
...and I had to pay full MSRP. Not happy about it, but I rode one and could not deny it. It's replacing a frame with 4cm too much reach. This will also financially guilt me into riding more, since I'm afraid after my big crash.

ovoleg 01-27-14 06:12 PM

got me a set of Cyclops Resistance Rollers for pre-race warmup and recovery rides I'm going to be lazy on

lsberrios1 01-27-14 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16445339)
http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/ima...7-92142700.jpg
...and I had to pay full MSRP. Not happy about it, but I rode one and could not deny it. It's replacing a frame with 4cm too much reach. This will also financially guilt me into riding more, since I'm afraid after my big crash.

Sweet! I take it is a 2014 Hi Mod? I almost picked one of these in 56cm brand new for $3k. Not bad considering it was brand new.

SirHustlerEsq 01-27-14 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16445512)
Sweet! I take it is a 2014 Hi Mod? I almost picked one of these in 56cm brand new for $3k. Not bad considering it was brand new.

CAAD10 poverty frame.

lsberrios1 01-27-14 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16445607)
CAAD10 poverty frame.

Me and my big mouth. Sweet bike none the less. The price indication was to point out that discounts are to be had even in 2014 framesets, not to come off as a pompous ass. I am really looking forward to see the finished build.


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