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Old 08-27-11, 08:02 PM
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Too lazy to check, do the Wing pros have the same shallow drop as the Omegas?
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Old 08-27-11, 08:07 PM
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Yup.

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Old 08-27-11, 08:23 PM
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Sweet, I found them on sale. Same price as the Omegas, just ordered. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 08-27-11, 08:26 PM
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No prob, man. I think you'll like them much better.
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Old 08-27-11, 08:49 PM
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Yeah man, they look a lot better. Plus they're lighter by like 30ish grams. Not that it really makes a big difference, but still!
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Old 08-29-11, 11:21 PM
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Should I go clipless+Fixed all in one go? I don't like the notion of having to fumble into straps if I'm going to switch to fixed, but should I leave some time to get used to fixed before I throw my clipless pedals on?
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Old 08-29-11, 11:32 PM
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If you're used to riding clipless with your current system, then you probably won't have too many problems. However, it all depends on your comfort level. The benefit of clips and straps is that you can sort of feel for the bike without kicking/clipping in and there is little consequence for whatever happens.
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Old 08-29-11, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by redpear View Post
If you're used to riding clipless with your current system, then you probably won't have too many problems. However, it all depends on your comfort level. The benefit of clips and straps is that you can sort of feel for the bike without kicking/clipping in and there is little consequence for whatever happens.
I had clipless on my roadie, but it has been a while since I was on it. I do have a set of pedals with some MKS cages and crappy straps on them that I can throw on. Right now it's the Twisted/Retrogression pedal setup.
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Old 08-29-11, 11:41 PM
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If I was you, I'd probably stay with a clips/straps setup or twisted/retrogression. Riding clipless fixed is fun but for my first experience I don't think I would have liked the idea of clipless.
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Old 08-29-11, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by redpear View Post
If I was you, I'd probably stay with a clips/straps setup or twisted/retrogression. Riding clipless fixed is fun but for my first experience I don't think I would have liked the idea of clipless.
Thanks I'll give it a try. Probably will do a few short tester/feeler rides before I go fixed on my commute in. Haha
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Old 09-02-11, 04:27 PM
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Should I get a traitor Luggernaut 3 speed or get a Trek earl and add a 3 speed? (will it even fit??!!) Money is an object, but credit is a concept...
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Old 09-02-11, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
Should I go clipless+Fixed all in one go?
That's what I did and it was good
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Old 09-02-11, 04:48 PM
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Should I get a traitor Luggernaut 3 speed or get a Trek earl and add a 3 speed? (will it even fit??!!) Money is an object, but credit is a concept...
I'd go for the Earl but I would get the Luggernaut if you want a 3-speed that badly.
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Old 09-02-11, 04:59 PM
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Should I take the green off of my bike, and replace it with a black Deep-V (or just get Mavic OP's), and black tape, or leave the green?
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Old 09-02-11, 05:05 PM
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Should I take the green off of my bike, and replace it with a black Deep-V (or just get Mavic OP's), and black tape, or leave the green?
Your bike is one of the few I've seen where the bright green actually looks good. Keep it unless you're getting bored of it.
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Old 09-02-11, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Verbose View Post
Your bike is one of the few I've seen where the bright green actually looks good. Keep it unless you're getting bored of it.
+1. Your bike is very original and I happen to like it a lot. If you are in need of change then Black Derp V's would be cool.
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Old 09-02-11, 07:09 PM
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Should I buy a shimano 600 crankset (170 arms) with a 53 tooth chain ring and another 39 tooth chain ring for $20 or less? Even thought it is slightly to big for me?
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Old 09-02-11, 09:12 PM
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should i sell the kilo frame and build a steel roadie with fenders and dt shifters?
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Old 09-02-11, 09:23 PM
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cc700. yes, bar end shifters and canti brakes are also acceptable. ok, go.
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Old 09-03-11, 08:21 AM
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should i sell the kilo frame and build a steel roadie with fenders and dt shifters?
Yes.
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Old 09-04-11, 12:50 AM
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Going to build a big tire bike for dirt roads. Mountain bar or drops?
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Old 09-04-11, 02:19 AM
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mtb risers ftw.
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Old 09-05-11, 04:26 PM
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Should I for the sake of symmetry buy a campy bora ultra rear for my new road build?
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Old 09-05-11, 04:29 PM
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Do you have a Campy compatible income?
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Do you have a Campy compatible income?
Not sure but it's pinarello compatible.... I hope so.

A s80 in the rear and bora ultra 2 up front does look good thorugh... not to mention I can always run s80's front/ back... but then again due a nice turn of events my old orca is w/o wheels.

It's more of a cosmetic/ aesthetics move really...
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