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coppercook62 08-27-14 07:56 PM

These are full custom Bonts i got 4 years ago
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/...4cf1c2_b_d.jpg

bianchi10 08-27-14 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 17076964)
Nice! @bianchi10
No not yet

Not yet!? I thought the guy said Thursday.... Like 2 Thursdays again!!?? That's a bummer. Hope you get them soon! You still have those Bonts?

coppercook62 08-27-14 08:16 PM

Ya custom stuff you have to patience. Yes I have Bont's still.

bmcphx 08-27-14 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 17076979)
These are full custom Bonts i got 4 years ago
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/...4cf1c2_b_d.jpg

Why do the fronts look so stubby? They're super wide and short.

coppercook62 08-27-14 08:45 PM

Custom
Birth defect
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1089/...234368_b_d.jpg

coppercook62 08-27-14 08:49 PM

The left foot is a size 7 and its wider than a triple E. I tried buying two pairs, cant find something that wide that short. The right is a size 11. If you factor the cost of 2 pairs of shoes the price tag on custom for me anyway is a no brainer.

bmcphx 08-27-14 08:53 PM

Oh shoot. That's the damndest thing.

jrossbeck 08-27-14 08:54 PM

Set of Bontrager Race Shorts. Until today I was getting by on a cheap set of $30 shorts I found online. I know more $$ doesn't equal better comfort, but I'm guessing they will be nicer. Not to mention my wife mistakenly tossed my other ones in the dryer and they're a bit tight...

coolcamaro12 08-27-14 10:09 PM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 17077120)
The left foot is a size 7 and its wider than a triple E. I tried buying two pairs, cant find something that wide that short. The right is a size 11. If you factor the cost of 2 pairs of shoes the price tag on custom for me anyway is a no brainer.

The joy of custom cycling shoes :thumb:

coppercook62 08-28-14 03:12 PM

I was born with a club foot, which means the left foot was backwards. Custom isn't for everyone but my case is pretty extreme. Bont customs where 1K. If you bought 2 pairs of high end Sidi's it would roughly be the same. The Rocket 7's where 1500. A lot of money for shoes but what applied to me was that he can pretty much fix them, at a cost, anytime. In both case a full plaster last was made of my feet. The other problem I have with my club foot is the height of it. I did wear Sidi's in 2 sizes but couldnt ride more than 20 miles without severe pain in that foot. After I got the Bont's I have riden tons of metric centuries and 4 Imperials. To me best investment I have ever made.
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6016/...cac0a2655f.jpg
Pretty excited to get them. I got colors to match my new Crumpton Type 5.

bianchi10 08-28-14 04:50 PM

I'm excited to see them. Rocket7s never really stuck out to me style wise. I hope you get them sooner than later. Seems like it has been almost 2 full months?

coppercook62 08-28-14 05:44 PM

https://www.facebook.com/rocket7
I dont know he does real nice combos check it out. @bianchi10 custom anything takes time. Crumpton type 5 took almost 11 months, I have learned to be patient.

rekmeyata 08-28-14 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 17079510)
I was born with a club foot, which means the left foot was backwards. Custom isn't for everyone but my case is pretty extreme. Bont customs where 1K. If you bought 2 pairs of high end Sidi's it would roughly be the same. The Rocket 7's where 1500. A lot of money for shoes but what applied to me was that he can pretty much fix them, at a cost, anytime. In both case a full plaster last was made of my feet. The other problem I have with my club foot is the height of it. I did wear Sidi's in 2 sizes but couldnt ride more than 20 miles without severe pain in that foot. After I got the Bont's I have riden tons of metric centuries and 4 Imperials. To me best investment I have ever made.
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6016/...cac0a2655f.jpg
Pretty excited to get them. I got colors to match my new Crumpton Type 5.

People spend $8,000 to ride a bike and not really have a passion to ride a lot, but there are a few who would love to ride a bike but have issues, and if spending $1,500 makes that passion come to life for you then it's money well spent. And as far as style points go...who cares!

bianchi10 08-28-14 07:04 PM

Yeah thats my problem. I'm extremely impatient :). Nice to see some of his choices. Still not my style aesthetically, but I'm sure they will be an amazing fit and last you a long time. What was it that made you go with the Rockets vs going with another custom set of Bonts?

coppercook62 08-28-14 07:05 PM

Couldn't find someone to do the lasts.

coppercook62 08-28-14 07:08 PM

Palo Alto bikes used to do them but discontinued them. So this changed my plan. I had plan on getting another set of Bonts. Vaypor Plus to be exact.

bianchi10 08-28-14 07:38 PM

Ahhh I see. Well I hope the rocket7s out do your expectations!

spdntrxi 08-28-14 07:41 PM

another one of these....now have 2

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg

bmcphx 08-28-14 07:59 PM

What's an imperial?

coppercook62 08-28-14 08:02 PM

100 miles

gc3 08-28-14 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by spdntrxi (Post 17080158)

Saw the deal on Chainlove today and almost pulled the trigger, but then I'd have at least one more than I need....

bmcphx 08-28-14 08:12 PM

Lol I suppose I didn't realize he was distinguishing between an actual century and a 62 mile ride. Nvm I'm being dumb.

spdntrxi 08-28-14 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 17080232)
Saw the deal on Chainlove today and almost pulled the trigger, but then I'd have at least one more than I need....

One for the wifes bike 11-28
One for my bike 11-28
The wahoo gets and ultegra 11-28
and I still have a creaky Dura Ace 11-25 too.

midschool22 08-28-14 11:33 PM

Loving these Craft AXC touring pants. Warm, windproof, full side two way zippers, pockets. Definite CX start line gear.

http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/h...52250679_n.jpg

sheepdog84 08-29-14 08:24 AM

http://www.bike24.com/i/p/3/2/36423_00_d.jpg
Finally landed one of these at a decent price... Maybe the end of the season, but it will help in the future..
My Lazer Genesis keeps dumping sweat on me- hopefully this will resolve that problem.


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