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Old 10-19-12, 02:36 PM
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Looking for words of Wisdom

I recently purchased my first road bike a Fuji Gran Fondo 3.0 as pictured below. I considering putting KEO Pedals on the bike, my question is which ones would you choose (considering color and design only). Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated and thank you for taking the time to read this post.





Option 1. Look Keo 2 Max Pedals (White)



Option 2. Look Keo Sprint (Red)


Option 3. Look Keo 2 Max Carbon Limited Ed. (white/Black)



Question 2. Which Carbon Water Bottle Cages would you recommend.

I'm Considering the following.
Forte Omega Carbon Cage


Future add on
K-Edge Garmin Mount (Red)


Garmin 800


Safe riding
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Old 10-19-12, 02:55 PM
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red go fast
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red go fast
+1, It's been scientifically proven.
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Lol. A true 41 roadie, looks before function.
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Pedals are way overrated. Cycling shoes, OTOH, are the bee's knees. Modern pedal design is so good that even the cheap stuff runs super smoothly so whatever you buy just make sure you save enough dough for a good pair of shoes.

BTW, it is very easy to go overboard with the color red. Matching too many components to the red accents on the bike can make your bike look pimped. And not in a good way.
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Beautiful bike. I was going to say, this is the wrong forum to look for wisdom from, but form over function is right up our alley.
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Originally Posted by mpath View Post
Lol. A true 41 roadie, looks before function.
I am firm believer in looks, if you like how your bike looks you will ride it more and take better care of it. So if you need to match colors, shapes, whatever then do it



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Matching too many components to the red accents on the bike can make your bike look pimped. And not in a good way.
+1, stick with the black pedals and this bottle cage:

Blackburn Camber CF Bottle Cage
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Red makes it a Hot Rod...

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Red makes it a Hot Rod...

To TXRR, See what I mean?
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Originally Posted by cale View Post
To TXRR, See what I mean?
OP, you have a sharp lookin bike.



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Fred, that's either your car or a close friend of yours, otherwise I can't even imagine the balls it would take to lean a bike up against it.


OP, I like the black & white pedals.
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Fred, that's either your car or a close friend of yours, otherwise I can't even imagine the balls it would take to lean a bike up against it.
I have Big Ones...It was parked in shopping center mall near a McDonald's.

I was so very careful as to Not Scratch The Bike.
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I was so very careful as to Not Scratch The Bike.
HA! Love it.
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OP,

There's enough red on that bike. It's already doing the job. Don't try to get too 'matchy' with it. Unless the red accessories match EXACTLY it always looks a bit off and like you're trying too hard.

I'd vote black/white pedals (white ok) with black cages and a black mount. Your bike will look the business instead of a fashion show.
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Originally Posted by mpath View Post
Lol. A true 41 roadie, looks before function.
LOL.OP, cool bike,you obviously have good taste
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You're looking for words of wisdom? In the Forty-One?










Good luck with that.
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You're looking for words of wisdom? In the Forty-One?

Good luck with that.

I'm not going to pretend that I understand what you mean by this, so let a NOOB in on the joke…..


Thanks for all the replies thus far, I will sure take everything into consideration.

10 Wheels, wow that took stones of brass to lean your bike on the Car. I mean really what were you thinking you could have damaged the bike. (love the car)

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OP, you have a sharp lookin bike.

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I'm not going to pretend that I understand what you mean by this, so let a NOOB in on the joke…..


Thanks for all the replies thus far, I will sure take everything into consideration.

10 Wheels, wow that took stones of brass to lean your bike on the Car. I mean really what were you thinking you could have damaged the bike. (love the car)
Sorry. The Road forum is referred to as the 41. It has to do with the forum software coding. It's also the site of endless arguments over what looks coolest as opposed to what works best. A discussion of pedal colors is the paradigmatic example, by the way.
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Doesn't matter.

Should be nothing but a blur to any observer.
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+1 vote for the red ones.
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
OP,

There's enough red on that bike. It's already doing the job. Don't try to get too 'matchy' with it. Unless the red accessories match EXACTLY it always looks a bit off and like you're trying too hard.

I'd vote black/white pedals (white ok) with black cages and a black mount. Your bike will look the business instead of a fashion show.
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I agree. There's enough red on that bike, red pedals would just make it a clown bike IMO.

But, different strokes for different folks, there's no accounting for taste. B&W is the tasteful way to go.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Sorry. The Road forum is referred to as the 41. It has to do with the forum software coding. It's also the site of endless arguments over what looks coolest as opposed to what works best. A discussion of pedal colors is the paradigmatic example, by the way.
Thank you for the wisdom......
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IMO red pedals would not overwhelm the color scheme. However, white, while it looks cool for a minute, quickly looks like ass after being exposed to dirt, grease, and grime. White doesn't belong anywhere near the drivetrain. Take it from someone whose bike has white stays..
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