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Old 10-02-15, 12:15 AM
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I feel naked without the SPD's. Tried riding my fat bike with flats on it and laughed. SPD's went on asap. Once I went fixed, I knew that SPD's would be the only way to go for me. I don't see how cages or straps would offer enough retention as being clipped in would offer. Of course, when I was avidly mountain biking, I only ran SPD's after trying them once. Been like that for years now.
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^ is this gunna be another straps vs clipless argument?
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Old 10-02-15, 03:59 AM
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I think that's one issue where almost everyone can agree that no one needs to care what anyone else is doing.
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straps don't hold a candle to clipless. i love em to the point where i considered running a strap on them just for peace of mind. the only nice thing about straps is being able to wear your regular erryday shoes.


was a scary crash since it came outta nowhere. initially, i thought my chain snapped.

on a sidenote, my friend would always warn me to never run SPDs since they unclip easily and often.

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Old 10-02-15, 05:54 AM
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Also, brakes. Skidding is so passť.
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
^ is this gunna be another straps vs clipless argument?
There is no argument, SPDs rule
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Old 10-02-15, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by sickz View Post
on a sidenote, my friend would always warn me to never run SPDs since they unclip easily and often.
There are two types of SPD cleats.

SH51 "Single-directional Release" cleats only release when you move your foot to the sides.

SH56 "Multi-directional Release" cleats release much easier. You can angle your foot up and they will release. These are for beginners.

Many get the 56 multi cleats by mistake and decide that SPD are junk when they really should be using the 51 single cleats.

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Old 10-02-15, 07:58 AM
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straps vs clips

brakes vs brakeless

gears vs SS...

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Today I am paralized with indecision trying to decide which of my 26 bikes I should ride. Maybe I should just do nothing and go back to sleep. First world problems.
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Old 10-02-15, 08:38 AM
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Today I am paralized with indecision trying to decide which of my 26 bikes I should ride. Maybe I should just do nothing and go back to sleep. First world problems.
Go out and buy # 27..
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Go out and buy # 27..
Either that or buy a quart of Blue Bell ice cream.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Either that or buy a quart of Blue Bell ice cream.
Two half gallons would work.
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I also had to size up because the stretchiness clung to my moobs and I looked silly.
Moobs ? Are you a cow ?
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Moobs ? Are you a cow ?
Man Boobs And Marijuana: Is THC A Proven Cause Of 'Moobs'?
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Got outbid on a set of cranks on eBay, and then the dude retracted his bid, so now I'm the highest bidder.

eBay pls stop playing with my emotions.
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i didnt even know you could retract a bid

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i didnt even know you could retract a bid

You can under certain circumstances, but typically the seller has to agree to it. Sometime the high bidder is just a shill, to get higher bids. If you think you bid too much, just refuse to pay.
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If you think you bid too much, just refuse to pay.
Really? If you thought your bid was high you shouldn't have made it.

That's ridiculous.
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Old 10-02-15, 03:29 PM
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that's the biggest dick move i've ever heard of- "oh- sorry i feel like i spent too much, so i'm just not gonna pay"
wtf?!
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Old 10-02-15, 03:34 PM
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Well I mean I was outbid at $215, and now the auction is at $145, so I'm not complaining.
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Really? If you thought your bid was high you shouldn't have made it.

That's ridiculous.
I meant if you got suckered by a shill or you find out that the seller has misrepresented the item. I've always paid up on auctions that I've won.
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Well I mean I was outbid at $215, and now the auction is at $145, so I'm not complaining.
I never place a high initial bid in an auction, and wait until the last few seconds to snipe with whatever max amount I am will to pay. Usually that results in my winning the item for a lot less money than if I engage in a bidding war. It also means I won't get suckered by a shill.
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Today I took my VISP frame out of the closet and installed the crankset and BB that I removed from my Wabi Lightning when I upgraded it to Sugino 75s. Slippery slope ?
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Today I did 30 miles. Had to map it out on Google afterward because Strava went bonkers on me. I checked it halfway through my ride and it told me I had gone 40 miles at an average 49 mph. Probably got some sweet KOM's.

Goal for this month is 200 miles. Should be pretty easy to meet.

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