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Old 03-26-2009, 09:40 PM   #76
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If your knees give you trouble, try some of the speedplay pedals. Easy to clip in and out if once you are used to them, and lots of float to move your feet.
Huh?

I've never had knee problems.

You sure you wanted to quote my post?

I rode Speedplays for years. Mtn AND road. Love em. Then I started racing track with dual strap pedals and switched to SPD-Rs. Don't bother. They suck ass.

Right about then, Speedplay came out with the limited float series and I just haven't moved away from Shimano pedals. The SPD-SLs are great!

I'll see what I can do about takin a pic of my shop and bikes here 'soon.'

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:50 PM   #77
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Huh?

I've never had knee problems.

You sure you wanted to quote my post?

I rode Speedplays for years. Mtn AND road. Love em. Then I started racing track with dual strap pedals and switched to SPD-Rs. Don't bother. They suck ass.

Right about then, Speedplay came out with the limited float series and I just haven't moved away from Shimano pedals. The SPD-SLs are great!

I'll see what I can do about takin a pic of my shop and bikes here 'soon.'

M
Didn't know if you had knee problems, but going to the speedplays sure made mine feel better, just sayin'.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:42 AM   #78
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Didn't know if you had knee problems, but going to the speedplays sure made mine feel better, just sayin'.
I had em when the choice was Ti or steel. I rode steel 'cause I was always right at the limit that they set weight-wise.

We're about to have another bike to show. This one's gonna live in UT...

I'll let the inmate out himself here soon.

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Old 03-27-2009, 04:27 PM   #79
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:50 PM   #80
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:54 PM   #81
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Ok, that's just plain cool.

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Old 03-29-2009, 08:18 PM   #82
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Ok, that's just plain cool.

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Old 03-29-2009, 10:00 PM   #83
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My two rides. The blue Rivendell was custom built for me, and has seen three different parts groups since new (about 20 k miles on the frame). The latest iteration is eight speed Dura Ace. It was Campy Chorus ergo, but since I broke my distal radius one year ago (plate and 13 screws) when i totaled my Ninja, I have problems with shifting ergo levers. My right thumb just ain't the same.
The green Rivendell is a neat bike: custom built for someone else, it actually fit me better than them! It takes long reach brakes, so for fast riding, I put on a set of 650c wheels, and for winter, I can put on 26 inch wheels and fat tires/fenders, and ride all weather.
I love bicycle riding as much/more than motos.
















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Old 03-30-2009, 07:22 AM   #84
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Great bikes. GREAT DOG!

Gotta love Rivendell frames.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:52 AM   #85
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Gotta love Rivendell frames.


I've been sucked in by their marketing machine- hook, line- and woolen bi-cycling trousers.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:56 AM   #86
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From a very short ride report in gravity's pic a day thread:

My trusty DiamondBack along the trail.





Couple random iPhone shots. About an hour ago (7:00pm PST) 8/20/07 near one of my favorite river spots.

Poor little wounded goose (one bad foot), his family was a little down river.
He swam over to us, maybe he liked the music?
We shared some carrot cake cliffbar with him, best bar they make BTW.
He didnt care too much for the Anchor Steam though.



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Old 03-30-2009, 08:20 AM   #87
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I've been sucked in by their marketing machine- hook, line- and woolen bi-cycling trousers.
I have tried a bunch of ideas from Riv (Grant P's ideas, actually). I prefer clipless, have had a love/hate relationship with Brooks saddles, love lugs, wear wool jersies/t's every ride, don't like baggy shorts on the bike, admire Nitto and things Japanese from a new perspective (I was a Campy holic for several decades), not as enamoured of fat tires as everybody at Riv but like the option, I could go on.

So, the bottom line: the frames ride GREAT! They look good too.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:22 AM   #88
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Great bikes. GREAT DOG!

Gotta love Rivendell frames.
Thanks, my best friend ! He goes to work with me everyday. He does not mind when I get dressed for a bike ride, but you should see him mope around when I put on my leather for a moto ride. He thinks if I am taking a gas powered vehicle, he should get to go. Smart dog, all 120 lbs of him.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:39 AM   #89
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Ok, that's just plain cool.

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Thanks....we've actually hauled it to a tandem rally that way and were NOT the only ones to show up with a rig like that!


Here's what happens to bicycles when you get old fat and lazy.


Actually my wife's old Paramount has been getting a good work out as her indoor trainer lately.


It's been over 6 years since I've raced a triathalon now and probably 5 since that ugly purple Klein has been off that rack! Look the Trek aint even got cranks on it!


then..................................and......... ....................now


These old tanks see an occasional rail-trail is about all....


My wife's childhood Varsity saved for nostalgia, I suppose....


as is her grandparents old Schwinn tandem that they used to ride in parades back in the 50s and 60s.


We have been pedalling that 13 year old Santana Arriva tandem some already this year though.....got a ride scheduled for tomorrow as the weather looks great!
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:19 PM   #90
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2003 Surly Cross Check. This sub-$400 steel frame has a better road feel than many an exotic unobtanium.

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