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So I'm getting my first bike-- questions

Old 12-17-11, 06:51 PM
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Someone told me to look for clearance of 700x35c or more so I dont look silly on a smaller bike. Any suggestions?
what? You will be fine with narrow tires until you decided to try going off road and we already linked to a few bikes with lots of clearance. If you want to see what tall bikes look like with wide or narrow tires you can look open the Pedalroom link in my sig. But at 6'2" you probably aren't going for the largest frames
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Old 12-17-11, 06:56 PM
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all right sounds good to me. I will go ahead and order it shortly. Any pedal suggestions? Im already over budget I'd like straps since I will be wearing regular shoes.
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yeah I've never looked at the width of someone's tires in proportion to their height. I'm just under 6'1 and was only on x23s for most of my life.

I happen to prefer the Wellgo RO-25B track pedals over the MKS Sylvans. I wear a size 13.

If you want just the big strap on your pedal, check out the combo pack on RG https://www.retro-gression.com/produc...n-track-pedals - I personally prefer cages with double laminated straps (I wear basically any shoe with them), but I haven't put any real time into velcro straps

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Old 12-17-11, 07:42 PM
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Looks good, except the one review on amazon says he wears size nine and it doesnt fit his foot well. Is there some modification you had to do, or was that guy just using them wrong As for the velcro, those look great. I personally prefer cages though as well so I think I may go with your recommendation as soon as I can confirm they will fit me well (im size 12).

What about these: https://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Ultrali...pr_product_top

One guy says they actually say Wellgo on the side

EDIT: Oh I see, you were referring to the pedals themselves, and I was reading about the pedal + cage
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Old 12-17-11, 07:54 PM
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I think Scrod also uses the wellgo pedals and is around a size 12 or something if I remember. no idea what that guy is talking about

your link: those clips look ****ty, that strap looks ****ty but if you aren't brakeless it's probably okay if you need to save some $
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Old 12-17-11, 08:28 PM
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all right sounds good to me. I will go ahead and order it shortly.
Good choice! I think you will be happy with it. But with most of us bike geeks, we can't stop at just one bike! When I ordered the bike, I think I go it in 3 business days.

I hope you have some tools too. You'll have to attach the bars, tension the brake cables, etc. You'll need 4-6 mm allen wrenches, 15mm socket/wrench for the wheels, cable cutter, pump and may be a lock ring tool (mine broke loose pretty quickly) for the fixed gear side.
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Old 12-17-11, 08:39 PM
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Thanks. Yea ill make sure to get the right stuff for the job. If anyone has any other tips or advice I'd appreciate it. So far it seems like the Kona Paddy Wagon is the one I'll be getting!

I will also be getting two locks because due to the large amount of bike enthusiasts around here, bikes get stolen a lot.

Edit: will these https://www.retro-gression.com/produc...o-track-pedals work with https://www.retro-gression.com/produc...ps-straps-only or https://www.retro-gression.com/produc...s-straps-combo ? Im still deciding which system to go with

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Old 01-20-12, 06:23 PM
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I just bought this exact same bike and pedals. Glad to hear such positive reviews.
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It was a great bike for the time I rode it-- the person who installed the pedals did it wrong apparently and stripped the threads of the crankset, according to Kondas warranty people. They were nice enough to send a new crankset and when it arrives I should be able to finally enjoy it. Hopefully I wont need to buy new pedal (they seem alright)
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