• Facepunch Cyclists
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[QUOTE=Angoose;32312275]Vans waffle sole are the best to cycle in, grip really well to pedals.[/QUOTE] Oh my pedals are fine, they're grippy as heck for non SPD pedals. It's just that the boots are big and cumbersome!
[IMG]http://www.coloredtuffs.com/shop/images/uploads/ody_blk_widow_pedals_006.jpg[/IMG] Speaking of non-slip pedals, I've still got 15 year old scars up my shins from my Black Widows. If you rode Black Widow's back in the day, you were king on the track. Anyone here remember these?
[QUOTE=Fragmatic;32313104]Oh my pedals are fine, they're grippy as heck for non SPD pedals. It's just that the boots are big and cumbersome![/QUOTE] Which is why I was talking about Vans.
[QUOTE=Slater;32308860]Didn't see Protocol say that. But yes there is - you can buy studded tyres specifically designed to be ridden on snow and ice. A little like these: [img]http://i.ebayimg.com/14/!C!P2%28r!Bmk~$%28KGrHqF,!k8Ez+t1BmuzBNCNYbPPWQ~~_35.JPG[/img][/QUOTE] Those look fucking awesome. I've got quickrelease tires too which will make for easy adaptability. Though I'll probably buy a car before winter anyway :v:
[QUOTE=tinos;32314470][IMG]http://www.coloredtuffs.com/shop/images/uploads/ody_blk_widow_pedals_006.jpg[/IMG] Speaking of non-slip pedals, I've still got 15 year old scars up my shins from my Black Widows. If you rode Black Widow's back in the day, you were king on the track. Anyone here remember these?[/QUOTE] Holy shit, if you ever have to walk your bike around, you better be wearing shin guards. I thought my generic pedals hurt.
[QUOTE=teslacoil;32322074]Holy shit, if you ever have to walk your bike around, you better be wearing shin guards. I thought my generic pedals hurt.[/QUOTE] My pedals always found the most nerve-filled spot and made me had to sit down for a few to recover.
Hahaha those pedals are BRUTAL!
I have a mountain bike and I'd like to do some mountain biking. How can I find some nice trails or is it just going out to the mountains.
[QUOTE=DarkSpirit05er;32325573]I have a mountain bike and I'd like to do some mountain biking. How can I find some nice trails or is it just going out to the mountains.[/QUOTE] You probably want to wean yourself on easier trails but still unpaved and work your way up.
I'd suggest searching the internet for some local trail centres or trails, and work your way up from there :)
[QUOTE=DarkSpirit05er;32325573]I have a mountain bike and I'd like to do some mountain biking. How can I find some nice trails or is it just going out to the mountains.[/QUOTE] Search for a website that has trails for your country or area.
[QUOTE=teslacoil;32322074]Holy shit, if you ever have to walk your bike around, you better be wearing shin guards. I thought my generic pedals hurt.[/QUOTE] Hahaha, yeah I no longer run these (my BMX that had em got stolen), that happend a lot though, also crashing was all the more dangerous with these! I'd literally have gouges in my shins in multiple places any time I crashed. I highly recommend the pedals, though. ;)
Tinos, you're insane! :)
[QUOTE=Angoose;32316831]Which is why I was talking about Vans.[/QUOTE] I only wear boots, which means if I wanted something like that, I'd be looking at chucks - I have a pair and I have problems with them - Canvas isn't waterproof, I work in a bar, cellars are wet and trench foot isn't fun. They're uncomfortable. I wear USGI Jungle boots regularly and pretty much everyone says they're uncomfortable, which I find to be untrue. I just can't deal with my chucks, flat soles feel like walking on the fires of hell. I'm a size 10 with about average width feet, my chucks are a US 13 (UK 11) and just about fit me, they also look like clown shoes because they're so long and skinny. Clown shoes are not cool. Also, here are the pedals I got - [url]http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=42&products_id=194[/url] They're exactly the same as Nukeproof Neutrons or Kona Wah Wahs, but at about 1/2 the price as there's no middleman. Good deal.
Get some shoes just for the journey then? or SPD's.
Hey guys do we talk about bmx here or do I have to make a thread?
I assume all cycling is welcomed, but I'm not sure many of us are BMXers.
yeah that was my doubt. I need help on which bike I should buy :/
Hey to people who where helping me earlier, do you think this would be a good dual sport tire, [url]http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1070097_-1_1590008_20000_400238#ReviewHeader[/url] I thought I might be able to save some money and get these instead,
Hey Sbradford26, that tyre looks exactly what you want. It's fast rolling for tarmac and and looks (from the pictures) fairly grippy for your trails.. I'd say go for it :)
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Looks quite nice! Have you ever tried clipless pedals though?
I've considered it but I have to buy new shoes and everything. Since I got the bike for 200 bucks, I dunno if it's a worthy investment. I do want to change out the saddle to a Turbo or something.
So should be getting a smaller frame (like I said) going to be powder sprayed black and gonna build the bike fixed rather than freewheel for the exercise.
[QUOTE=spacedooky;32369880]I've considered it but I have to buy new shoes and everything. Since I got the bike for 200 bucks, I dunno if it's a worthy investment. I do want to change out the saddle to a Turbo or something.[/QUOTE] cheapest shimano spd pedals are about £20 then i paid £10 for some shoes on ebay its well worth it im getting really annoyed at the place i ordered a miche supertype seatpost and Cinelli Unicanitor Saddle i placed the order first thing thursday and they still havnt shipped it as far as i can tell, i emailed them a couple of hours ago and they havnt replied, i was thinking of ordering a frame from them but with shit customer service like that they can forget it
My dad tried convincing me that my bike isn't a mountain bike solely because it's a solid frame. :rolleyes:
what do you guys think of these? [url]http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Izumi-Mens-Quest-Jersey/dp/B002KT4276/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-iZUMi-Quest-Cycling-Medium/dp/B002KT3XQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316457435&sr=8-1[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Louis-Garneau-Versis-Cycling-Shoes/dp/B00329LMNU/ref=sr_1_43?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1316458287&sr=1-43[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-M324-Clipless-Clip-Pedals/dp/B001AT33CW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316437812&sr=8-2[/url]
[QUOTE=Slater;32368611]Hey Sbradford26, that tyre looks exactly what you want. It's fast rolling for tarmac and and looks (from the pictures) fairly grippy for your trails.. I'd say go for it :)[/QUOTE] Sweet thanks.
my only comment about the clothing is more panels is better, you should be able to get a pair of 8 panel shorts for that price, its upto you if you want to wear them. i think mtb pedals and shoes are more practical (plus the pedals are cheaper) as you can get off the bike and walk without looking like you shit you pants
I don't need to do any walking with them other than to get to my bike
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