Probably due to the new Scott CR1 Team bike i picked up this week. I figured I should splash out and support my LBS before she gives all our hard earned to Ikea. I mean how many cushions and shelves do we really need anyway?
Just had a 10 kms run along the veloway to scrub the tyres in and get a feel for the new toy, I'll give her a better run tomorrow down to McLaren Vale (coffee Jim ?) and depending on that the CVSA run on Sunday morning.
Not as low geared as the flat bar but a lot lighter, lower rolling diameter and go faster striping should all help me if you head for the hills.
I also changed from SPD pedals to Look Keos, what a difference, far easier to clip in and out.
I'm happy, SWMBO will come round eventually, the TdF starts tomorrow, Life's good.
A blessing in disguise?? As a male, you can not have enough "toys". In fact, it is you birth right (and duty I might add)to collect as many, expensive, fast and dangerous pieces of equpment as is humanly possible.
Unlike the accumulation of unworthy "do dabs" like, shoes, clothes and house hold stuff, our "toys" enrich all lives that come in contact with or even only see them. (Even if they may deny it)
Keep up the MANLY collection of TOYS.
Hi, Interesting point about the pedals. I have the Ultegra PD-6700 pedals on my Cannondale and not that they are really difficult to clip in and out of, but I'm always curious of what else is out there and how much easier can they be.
I have looked at the speed play pedals and ideally (budget permitting) these seem the way to go, but I have seen the look Keo's and they seem reasonably priced.
Would love to know the opinions on this.
Double or multi-sided pedals (eg SPD, Eggbeaters, Speedplay) are obviously a bit easier, and some makers offer models with very low clip-in resistance, but presumably they're easy to pop out of, too. It depends on what's bothering you - getting the pedal right way up, finding the target area with your foot or having to push down hard?
I find that SPD-SLs hang tip-up very well, unlike some of the stupid-light plastic pedals around, so attempting to clip in on the wrong side is rare. I have the spring tension set to halfway on the little gauge at the back.
I fitted the pedals to my old bike yesterday, tried them with my new shoes and new cleats and had no problems clicking in or out and no mishaps on a very short ride. Will be testing them further during the week before fitting the new pedals to the new bike.