Bike Dorks

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by adhweorniatweege3532323, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. #1 adhweorniatweege3532323, Jan 31, 2007
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    I was given a pair of Speedplay Zeros ( ) today (Stainless or Cro-Moly, I'm not sure). They've been used all of about three times and look completely new.
    The pedals were about the last ghetto part on my bike.

    #$%#ING WIN.

    EDIT: Mine are blue and it turns out only the stainless steel ones are blue, which is sweet. MSRP: $185 for the pair.
  2. I need to get a road bike. Those look great though.
  3. Dike Borks, guffaw!

  4. Those look fine. Haven't heard of them before, but I've been out of the bike scene for a while.
    They say they're dual sided (a must, imo) but the pic looks like they're one sided.

    I have an old pair of ritchey's which I loves.
  5. Those look bloody sweet. I want to try out a pair of double-sided pedals sometime to see if they're any harder to get into.
  6. They're supposed to be #$%#ing amazing, but I have no basis on which to judge them.
    The pedals are completely symmetric, though it's hard to tell that from the picture.
  7. you've never ridden clipless before?

    if so, lots of dummies will tell you you'll fall lots when your learning; but I've only ever fallen once because of them, and that was standing at a red light, cycling through my gears.
  8. I have heard that. Mostly just that I'll forget to clip out at a stoplight or some shit and slowly rock over.
    I've always justed used rat traps, because my bike before this one was shitty and my new bike just got some old rat traps for free for it because I didn't have my own clipless pedals.
  9. I wish I had the money to be a bike dork again <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  10. Sweet freaking action.
  11. just looking at rat traps give me nightmares. Just set your pedals so it's really easy to slip out. Mine are pretty loose on my mtn bike, just enough to keep my feet in when they're getting chattered around on rocks.
  12. I'd like a chart showing the advantages and disadvantages of the various clipless pedal designs.
  13. Check. I'll keep the float down to start with.
  14. Fvck Speedplays. When I had my biggest fall it was because of those damn pedals. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
  15. Haha! What happened?
  16. Actually I have to say it was partly my fault. My right leg has a curved shin bone some my right foot is a little turned out. Because the play in the pedals, I was able to ride fide without having to adjust the clips on the shoe like I would with normal pedals. Unfortunately, on my downstroke when I was sprinting from a light, my right foot broke free from the pedal sending me down. Bleh. I don't like speedplays anymore, they gave me unvalidated confidence that I could ride sloppily and not get hurt.
  17. I see. Did you try reducing the float? I know on the zeros, the float is adjustable.
  18. I didn't. I just assumed I'd be alright. Speaking of bike shit, I might be doing RAGBRAI this summer if I don't get this job doing summer advising.
  19. Sweet. I hear that's a great ride.

    What are you currently riding?
  20. Nothing for the moment cuz I don't feel like buying new tires. But I ride a Pista around town and flip my rear wheel to the freewheel when I do distance.
  21. sWEET. Do you have a front brake mounted up? I'm assuming so, if you ride with a freewheel.
  22. Such a chart could only ever really be opinion based. I'm quite fond of the design of mine, but it's all I've ridden with. I'd like it if they were a little easier to step into, though.
  23. Yea, I generally keep it on the fixed around town and on campus. I have a front brake because people don't know how to ride here and it makes skidding hella easy.
  24. some guy was going the wrong way on a small crossing and came right at me, forcing me up over the curb into on of those stakes that prevent car access. it looked really stupid

    then it was time for my mdterm <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  25. balls. I made a kid fall last year behind segundo dc because he was drifting over the center line one his cell phone and i stuck my arm out to clothesline him and he bit it in the bushes. i'm just an ass like that.

    midterms = YAY

    i still think it's odd that we've never met.

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