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Old 09-27-20, 06:24 PM
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That sounds like a cashier to me?
He receives money for performing services, not he collects money.
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The bracket is set. Lots of quality baseball upcoming.
Not watching either way but where are the Pirate?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Do people here who have tried both have a strong preference between Sidi and Lake? I have Lake now, cheap ones, and they're somewhat ratted after a few years. I'd like to get another pair but need wide, which mostly drops it to those two. I think Sidi is "better" but the best Mega shoe they have is the Ergo 5, which uses their "Techo Dials" and a forefoot velcro (which drives me nuts) while Lake has dual Boa. And the Lake is cheaper. Are the Sidis better overall, with their replacement parts and all, or is that mostly a non-factor?
I couldn't tell you how they compare to Sidi, because I couldn't get Sidi to fit. Their "Mega" shoes aren't wide - they're high volume (a more generous upper rather than a wider footbed). That said, nothing about my CX237s strikes me as a compromise in terms of quality.
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Regarding the chain pin push and other stupid tricks, I was organizing some power cords today in my workroom and after removing all of the cords from a power strip and replacing them in an orderly manner, nothing worked. It's a really old power strip so I figured that it finally quit especially since the light in the switch wouldn't light up. Thing is toast.

I get another strip and start plugging them in to it and I have 5 plugs for 4 devices. The fifth plug was for the power strip. I had plugged itself into itself.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not watching either way but where are the Pirate?
RIP

same to the Mariners.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Do people here who have tried both have a strong preference between Sidi and Lake? I have Lake now, cheap ones, and they're somewhat ratted after a few years. I'd like to get another pair but need wide, which mostly drops it to those two. I think Sidi is "better" but the best Mega shoe they have is the Ergo 5, which uses their "Techo Dials" and a forefoot velcro (which drives me nuts) while Lake has dual Boa. And the Lake is cheaper. Are the Sidis better overall, with their replacement parts and all, or is that mostly a non-factor?
I ran Sidi for a long time, and had no reason to dislike them, other than the fact they weren't quite wide enough. I went middle of the road price point on them, simply because I wasn't sure if they would work. They lasted well, and I wouldn't hesitate to by them again, if they were the only wide game in town like they were back then. Lake 237's sold me on them, and I went up to the CX402's, with the mold-able heel. It appears that was replaced by the 403, and should you choose to go that route, go up 1/2 size over the Lake's you have now.

Lake are my personal choice due to a better fit to my foot.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Do people here who have tried both have a strong preference between Sidi and Lake? I have Lake now, cheap ones, and they're somewhat ratted after a few years. I'd like to get another pair but need wide, which mostly drops it to those two. I think Sidi is "better" but the best Mega shoe they have is the Ergo 5, which uses their "Techo Dials" and a forefoot velcro (which drives me nuts) while Lake has dual Boa. And the Lake is cheaper. Are the Sidis better overall, with their replacement parts and all, or is that mostly a non-factor?
Which Lakes are you looking at? I have wide 238s and like them; they’re foot shaped. Sidis seem a bit over-designed to me, but I haven’t used them in the clipless era.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Current activity. Oh yes.


Hacking the Canadian election?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut


I think they're on to you.
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Three of my four amigos who have trapped me in the bathroom, yet again. Randomly felt like posting this.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I ran Sidi for a long time, and had no reason to dislike them, other than the fact they weren't quite wide enough. I went middle of the road price point on them, simply because I wasn't sure if they would work. They lasted well, and I wouldn't hesitate to by them again, if they were the only wide game in town like they were back then. Lake 237's sold me on them, and I went up to the CX402's, with the mold-able heel. It appears that was replaced by the 403, and should you choose to go that route, go up 1/2 size over the Lake's you have now.

Lake are my personal choice due to a better fit to my foot.
I have TX212s now and would be getting the CX238; am I right in thinking at that level I'd be staying the same size?

The "Sidi not wide enough" is likely the killer; the wide Lakes are probably a little wider than I need but wow is that nicer than the opposite. On the trainer I use my old Shimano shoes, which I cut into sandals because I was sick of the blisters.
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Not watching either way but where are the Pirate?
Missed it by "that" much.
I can root for the Indians since we lived in that market for 10 years. I am sure you are torn by the Atlanta and Cincinnati matchup - the 2 nearby franchises.
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Which Lakes are you looking at? I have wide 238s and like them; they’re foot shaped. Sidis seem a bit over-designed to me, but I haven’t used them in the clipless era.
Looking at the CX238 wide, so probably the exact ones you have. "Foot-shaped" sounds like heaven to my flappy flippers.
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Three of my four amigos who have trapped me in the bathroom, yet again. Randomly felt like posting this.
that's a lot of dog food demand.
#ThingsCostMoney
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Hacking the Canadian election?
Worse, applying for a mail-in ballot. I did the form again and it appeared to go through the second time. Keep me posted on any hot political stories you get from Kingston, as that's my listed last residence.
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That sounds like a cashier to me?
I do that too.
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Looking at the CX238 wide, so probably the exact ones you have. "Foot-shaped" sounds like heaven to my flappy flippers.
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I do that too.
#CuttingOutTheMiddleMan
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I have TX212s now and would be getting the CX238; am I right in thinking at that level I'd be staying the same size?

The "Sidi not wide enough" is likely the killer; the wide Lakes are probably a little wider than I need but wow is that nicer than the opposite. On the trainer I use my old Shimano shoes, which I cut into sandals because I was sick of the blisters.
Yes. Stay the same size. The race lasts of the upper end models are slightly less generous.
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Worse, applying for a mail-in ballot. I did the form again and it appeared to go through the second time. Keep me posted on any hot political stories you get from Kingston, as that's my listed last residence.
When did you last reside in Kingston?
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And have you been to Kingston Tennessee?
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It's a small shop.
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Supper time?

Close, breakfast. Big Daisy, the Kangal Shepherd, is almost as accurate as my watch. When 6:00 AM or PM rolls around, if I am not in the kitchen preparing dog meals, she finds me, sits in front of me and, if I don’t respond, she clubs me with a front paw.
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that's a lot of dog food demand.
#ThingsCostMoney
Not to mention dealing with the by-product of all that dog food.
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