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Old 07-26-08, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
I dumped the stock saddle quickly because of that. Seems like it would be comfortable, but it wasn't.

I was having trouble with the toe clips & straps but then I adjusted them for my foot size/position & now all is well. I actually like the stock pedals. They're very similar to Shimano DuraAce pedals.
Which are absolute **** without cleats and they're at least made well.

Yeah i plan to get some other pedals... I have a hard time getting my foot in the cheap plastic toe clip once i start pedalling. Do you recommend a specific pedal/strap/brand?
PUT YOUR STRAPS BACK ON!!!!! Clips and straps are always going to be a bit tricky on a fg. If it's really a problem just lean against a sign or something to put your foot in and tighten the strap. Riding strapless with 81" brakeless is incredibly unadvisable.
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These are the ones I was referring too.

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Originally Posted by bigbris1
These are the ones I was referring too.

Those are the ones I was referring to too. They are absolute **** without cleats.
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Old 07-26-08, 08:52 AM
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Can you recommend some shoes for riding these pedals?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
Can you recommend some shoes for riding these pedals?

Thanks
cycling shoes. Either old school ones or new ones with a 3 bolt cleat(I'm pretty sure the DA cleat won't fit). Preferably lace ups though velcro can work. Ratchets should be avoided. Really though riding with straps and cleats doesn't make sense anymore. Either get clipless or get pedals designed for street shoes.
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Old 07-26-08, 09:03 AM
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So technically, I would need something like these? https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=23953
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wioth this


or something like these


The only people I've seen doing this anytime recently were either really old and hadn't changed anything on their bikes since the early 90s or were only using them while actually at the track. There is a reason for this and I highly advise you don't try.
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Noted. Thanks
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i had no idea the stock pedals were made to ridden w/ cleats. i always wondered why it had that little V piece. i have no problems getting into the pedals anymore. and i dont find them uncomfortable either. i do sometimes step ON the plastic toe clip and it takes a second try for me to get into it.
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Originally Posted by nerdsports
i had no idea the stock pedals were made to ridden w/ cleats. i always wondered why it had that little V piece. i have no problems getting into the pedals anymore. and i dont find them uncomfortable either. i do sometimes step ON the plastic toe clip and it takes a second try for me to get into it.
Mee too. They work, right? Done.
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i have a motobecane messenger. im running eggbeaters and spd shoes. lovin it.
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Originally Posted by solbrothers
i have a motobecane messenger. im running eggbeaters and spd shoes. lovin it.
How do they work out with leg resisting/stopping?
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
How do they work out with leg resisting/stopping?
they work AWESOME! i rode for a few weeks brakeless. with the eggbeaters. cages suck once you ride clipless. i can even skid with the eggbeaters. i got really hurt when i rode with cages a few days ago. i couldnt just *click* and disengage my feet from the pedals.
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I'll have to look into this. Alltho, riding a fixed with straps is just...right.
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i know what you mean. i left the cages on my conversion.



old pic, it now has drops, and no brakes.

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what did grips ever do to you?
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Originally Posted by iansmash
what did grips ever do to you?
you know what? all my handlebars are either bare metal or painted. idk, never liked grips.
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Old 07-26-08, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by solbrothers
i know what you mean. i left the cages on my conversion.



old pic, it now has drops, and no brakes.

Those are two distinctly dfferent sized frames. How do you manage?
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Originally Posted by bigbris1
Those are two distinctly dfferent sized frames. How do you manage?
they are TOTALLY different. the motomess is a 64cm, and the gazelle is a 57 lol. since i got the beater gazelle from a garage sale for $5, i havent touched the motomess. im 6'6" and i fit the motomess, but there's something about riding a small bike that i like. i need a longer seat post though.
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Originally Posted by solbrothers
the motomess is a 64cm


Whoa. That's a big bike.
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Whoa. That's a big bike.
im a big person. lol. well, tall. im 6'6" and 160 lbs on a good day
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I ride a 47 kilo tt, and my friend rides a 49 windsor

why does his feel so heavy?
what materials/components are making this difference?
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Originally Posted by solbrothers
im a big person. lol. well, tall. im 6'6" and 160 lbs on a good day
I think you can flip the seat mount on your conversion so it sits back further.

Just be careful of your knees on that small frame.
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here is my 08 white 56cm windsor in a nice bike orgy. it's in there somewhere amongst the more expensive ones. peep the vertical Bridgestone frame *drool*. my windsor keeps good company at least.

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oh noes!!11! your bike is the only one w/ a brake!! how can those other people dare ride with you!?

of course, =P jk
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