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    Thread: My new road bike...

    1. 12-03-2011 09:07 PM #1
      I am super excited.... I already have 2 mountain bikes ( Trek 820 and Giant Boulder)

      This is my first foray into road bikes.... It is a Giant TCX2

      Dont mind the pedals, they are being replaced tomorrow... any suggestions?

      Sorry for the crappy iphone shot, its all i have rights now

      (yes, its in my living room)

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    2. 12-04-2011 12:47 PM #2
      Interesting that Trek would plaster the Giant name on its frame... Nice bike!

      I have Shimano R540 (I don't remember the exact number?) pedals, and they've served me fine. Kinda heavy, but whatever. Have fun!

    3. 12-04-2011 01:39 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by auditt2t View Post
      Interesting that Trek would plaster the Giant name on its frame... Nice bike!

      I have Shimano R540 (I don't remember the exact number?) pedals, and they've served me fine. Kinda heavy, but whatever. Have fun!

      hahaha i wasnt feeling so great last night...too many nyquil lol

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      12-04-2011 04:45 PM #4
      nice cross bike

      that's next type of bike I want to add to my fleet
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      12-06-2011 12:28 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      nice cross bike

      that's next type of bike I want to add to my fleet
      Ditto. I've been saying this for the last couple of seasons... too many other priorities for my toy money though.
      There's always money in the banana stand.

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      12-06-2011 08:31 AM #6
      pedals for the cross bike?

      Gonna use it more as a road bike (road pedals), or are you planning on some cyclocross races (mountain bike pedals) in the future?
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    7. 12-06-2011 04:16 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      pedals for the cross bike?

      Gonna use it more as a road bike (road pedals), or are you planning on some cyclocross races (mountain bike pedals) in the future?

      basically for as a road/rail trail bike (paved)

      i plan on riding the the ride to conquer cancer in June .... 200km ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls.

      www.conquercancer.ca

    8. 12-06-2011 07:05 PM #8
      It would be a good ride, but to raise the cash they want
      I do the MS bike ride. My choice is Grand Bend to London, stay over night, then back in the morning. It's a really good event.

    9. 12-06-2011 07:29 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by thevwkid53 View Post
      It would be a good ride, but to raise the cash they want
      I do the MS bike ride. My choice is Grand Bend to London, stay over night, then back in the morning. It's a really good event.
      yeah no ****..... for my wife and i to ride its $5000! (2 x $2500)

      i understand they are looking for dedication and what not, but that is alot to ask. orientation on saturday so hopefully that will shed some light on things. but its a hell of a lot to ask.



      i will check out the ms ride for sure.......

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      12-07-2011 06:56 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by sitn2low View Post
      basically for as a road/rail trail bike (paved)

      i plan on riding the the ride to conquer cancer in June .... 200km ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls.

      www.conquercancer.ca
      I'd get a road pedal/road shoes...

      lots of choices to choose from.

      right now, I have Look Keo Classic. I might switch to Speedplay Zero or Light Action next...
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    11. 12-11-2011 09:31 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by sitn2low View Post
      yeah no ****..... for my wife and i to ride its $5000! (2 x $2500)

      i understand they are looking for dedication and what not, but that is alot to ask. orientation on saturday so hopefully that will shed some light on things. but its a hell of a lot to ask.



      i will check out the ms ride for sure.......
      How did the orientation go ? The one thing I have always wondered about that ride is how much money goes into the advertising and event day, and not to research ?

    12. 12-12-2011 10:24 PM #12
      Well we ended up signing up. Very inspirational. People with disabilities, seniors (in their 80's), cancer survivors . After thinking about it, there is no reason why I can't make the ride, as well as raise the money. I am a healthy thirty something male and If raising $2500 and riding 200 km is my biggest worry for the next 6 months then I consider myself very grateful....

      Www.conquercancer.ca
      Search Lee Gallagher if you would like to contribute. Any and all donations would be gratefully appreciated. Tax receipts issued (Canadian) for those donations of $10 or more

      As far as how much money actually goes where , I had read that out of the 17 million raised last year, 14 went to research and remaining 3 million went to the event day/ advertising. You have to spend money to make money? Regardless like a lot of things like this, it somewhat of a understanding that hopefully the money is spent wisely

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      12-12-2011 10:54 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by thevwkid53 View Post
      It would be a good ride, but to raise the cash they want
      I do the MS bike ride. My choice is Grand Bend to London, stay over night, then back in the morning. It's a really good event.
      I will second that! I missed the Grand Bend to London last year do to work but it is a GREAT time. I think they are up to 1700 + riders now. VERY well organized too. I am in for this year.

    14. 01-02-2012 12:07 PM #14
      Drive side please with pedals at 9 & 3

    15. 01-11-2012 08:49 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      I'd get a road pedal/road shoes...

      lots of choices to choose from.

      right now, I have Look Keo Classic. I might switch to Speedplay Zero or Light Action next...


      ^^^^^ well, better late than never.... pick these up today

      crank bros candy two pedals....



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      01-12-2012 04:30 PM #16
      You are in clear violation of rule 34:
      http://www.velominati.com/blog/the-rules/


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      01-12-2012 05:48 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      You are in clear violation of rule 34:
      http://www.velominati.com/blog/the-rules/

      It's a cross bike. I think the OP has met the intent of the Rule.
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      There's always money in the banana stand.

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      01-12-2012 06:05 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by sitn2low View Post
      ^^^^^ well, better late than never.... pick these up today

      crank bros candy two pedals....


      good pedals... I have Candy C on my mountain bike

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    19. 01-13-2012 04:39 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      good pedals... I have Candy C on my mountain bike

      no problems when they get covered in mud?

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      01-13-2012 11:40 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by sitn2low View Post
      no problems when they get covered in mud?
      I have eggbeaters on my MTB, basically the same just no cage. Mud does absolutely nothing to these pedals, its great. Rock bashes, however, will pop your cleat out.
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    21. 01-13-2012 11:43 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by johnny_p View Post
      I have eggbeaters on my MTB, basically the same just no cage. Mud does absolutely nothing to these pedals, its great. Rock bashes, however, will pop your cleat out.
      good to know! thank you

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      02-15-2012 09:52 PM #22
      OP, Nice bike, thanks for sharing.

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      02-15-2012 09:58 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by johnny_p View Post
      I have eggbeaters on my MTB, basically the same just no cage. Mud does absolutely nothing to these pedals, its great. Rock bashes, however, will pop your cleat out.
      supposedly, crank bros redesigned the pedals so rock bashes won't pop the cleat out... as well making them stronger
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    24. 02-26-2012 11:08 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      supposedly, crank bros redesigned the pedals so rock bashes won't pop the cleat out... as well making them stronger
      yeah with the metal you scuff past rocks which is great no abrubt stops but now when it hits your shin its feels and looks like a mountain lion got ya

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      02-26-2012 11:16 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by rage144 View Post
      yeah with the metal you scuff past rocks which is great no abrubt stops but now when it hits your shin its feels and looks like a mountain lion got ya
      it's all part of mountain biking.... sometimes you get visible scars (which can heal)
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