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Old 03-25-15, 06:11 PM
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Miscellaneous stuff to complete two projects:

1) 36 hole 700c Sun CR-18 rim and some DT Swiss 2.0/1.8/2.0 DB SS spokes with brass nipples to build up my Shimano Nexus 7-speed IGH wheel for the Salsa Casseroll. Harris Cyclery.

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Old 03-25-15, 07:03 PM
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Old 03-28-15, 09:22 AM
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I didn't have any goofy looking socks for cycling. These seem like a good starting point.

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Old 03-28-15, 10:47 AM
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I didn't have any goofy looking socks for cycling. These seem like a good starting point.





Sriracha socks?
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Old 03-28-15, 02:08 PM
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Old 03-28-15, 07:16 PM
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Old 03-29-15, 05:16 AM
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^ GR9's with the cage clips, nice. I just installed the same thing on my bike last week.

Are the straps upside down or is there a reason for that? Just curious, i think someone talked about this in an old thread but i don't remember.

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Old 03-29-15, 08:23 AM
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I think that's a gr-10
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Old 03-29-15, 09:01 AM
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^you're right, i didn't look close enough. I guess I didn't install the same thing then
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Old 03-30-15, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
^ GR9's with the cage clips, nice. I just installed the same thing on my bike last week.

Are the straps upside down or is there a reason for that? Just curious, i think someone talked about this in an old thread but i don't remember.
Yeah, GR10's...

Upside down? I mean, maybe to someone else they are? I've always ridden them like that. You can pull them tighter, when yer foot is in the up position if ya need to, as long as the end of the strap isn't looped into the buckle(like in the pic). Maybe it is upside down, but it works for me.

I have another set of Christophe leather straps that i'm gonna double them up with.
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Old 03-30-15, 07:57 AM
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Yeah, GR10's...

Upside down? I mean, maybe to someone else they are? I've always ridden them like that. You can pull them tighter, when yer foot is in the up position if ya need to, as long as the end of the strap isn't looped into the buckle(like in the pic). Maybe it is upside down, but it works for me.

I have another set of Christophe leather straps that i'm gonna double them up with.
Based on the pic I'm guessing that when you tighten them you have to pull the strap down, right?

I always felt it was easier to tighten them with the buckle the other way. I usually tighten them by just pulling up, or holding the end of the strap while the pedal rotates down. Anyway, not saying there's any right or wrong way. If it's been working for you do your thing.
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
Based on the pic I'm guessing that when you tighten them you have to pull the strap down, right?

I always felt it was easier to tighten them with the buckle the other way. I usually tighten them by just pulling up, or holding the end of the strap while the pedal rotates down. Anyway, not saying there's any right or wrong way.
You're doing it the correct way, which is how we always did it in the old days before the advent of clipless pedals when using cycling shoes with slotted cleats. It is also easier to loosen them when stopping, because you just reach down and push out on the buckle at the top to loosen the strap. We also used tabs on the end of the straps to make them easier to grip when tightening.
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
Based on the pic I'm guessing that when you tighten them you have to pull the strap down, right?

I always felt it was easier to tighten them with the buckle the other way. I usually tighten them by just pulling up, or holding the end of the strap while the pedal rotates down. Anyway, not saying there's any right or wrong way. If it's been working for you do your thing.
Oh maybe the pic is deceiving but you actually pull the strap up to tighten...
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Old 03-30-15, 04:50 PM
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Pretty much everything I have for my (budget) black label build:
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hopefully my ebay bid on a saddle goes through...
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Old 03-31-15, 05:36 PM
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Makes me want to get a purple bike. Also,
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^hmm, I like that.
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i like that too. I'm generally terrible at buying multi tools because i always think "Well i might as well get the one with one more feature thats not too much bigger".. and then i end up at the biggest one eventually
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things are happeninggggggg
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Old 04-02-15, 09:31 AM
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things are happeninggggggg
SRAM levers are so nice. I just got some for my bike and have 0 complaints.
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Old 04-02-15, 01:07 PM
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SRAM levers are so nice. I just got some for my bike and have 0 complaints.
I have one. They should be spring loaded; so you don't have floppy lever syndrome when you only run a front brake.
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Old 04-02-15, 01:24 PM
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well thankfully im not concerned, going on a SS with both brakes
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