Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 23 @ 4:07am
Going clipped. Eventually.

Comments

keifel says:
ace really is the place.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 4:38am -
abar says:
go clipless!
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 5:53am -
falfa says:
@abar, I want to, but I don't feel like spending the $$ and then only being able to wear one pair of shoes to ride.

And part of it is that I just like to tinker with it. Pedals are easy, so I will roll these for a while and then think clipless in the spring.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 6:11am -
robberfly says:
cool posters in the back. what are they?
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 6:13am -
falfa says:
@robberfly Those are prints of 4 Bill Sienkiewicz covers he did for The Shadow back in the 80's. They're printed on wood, so they're like plaques.

clame (and then click through) for good closeups.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 6:31am -
pastor says:
looks like a nice work space.

I like my clips just fine, and ride to a from meetings around our small town all the time and clipless would just be a huge pain. (maybe is I had some 15 mile commute I would roll clipless)
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 6:51am -
jnonfiction says:
Bikenerdspeak, it's like a foreign language.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 7:34am -
eightyeight says:
love the bike. CLAME
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 7:44am -
NoahRienks says:
i like the shop.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 8:17am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
you are the helpful hardware man.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 8:34am -
Finn MacCool says:
Enlighten us non-bikers. What is this clip/clipless discussion about?
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 8:38am -
falfa says:
clame for toe clips
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 9:38am -
falfa says:
clame for clipless
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 9:38am -
falfa says:
The trouble, in this instance, with the clipless pedals would mean that I would need to wear shoes with cleats when I wanted to ride this bike.

With the toeclips, I can wear any old shoe I want.

The clipless setup is a lot cleaner and more efficient and I actually really like it. I just want to try something different on this bike for a while.

The most important thing is to just get out and ride. Which I try to do as much as I can.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 9:41am -
mattyc says:
Hope you have no clipped in falls.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 10:03am -
mackle says:
Team Bicycle.. must make this happen
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 10:32am -
falfa says:
@mattyc Oh, I've had them. Sometimes you get tired and stuck. And then kind of dirty and bloody. It happens.


@ mackle I am all over Team Bicycle.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 10:34am -
mynameisjason says:
clip it up, buddy.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 1:04pm -
Spoony B says:
@falfa: i've got an extra set of Shimano PD-1056's. kinda heavy, but i could send 'em to 'ya. doesn't solve the "one pair of shoes" problem (which i admit is annoying).
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 2:06pm -
Pip says:
I like my toe-clips. I don't ride far enough or often enough to balance the nerdiness of wearing bike shoes.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 6:55pm -
hankbobs says:
I fully support your decision to go with straps. I'm actually into riding vintage 10-speeds, CLAME for a shot of my bike while on tour in Italy this October. You are right, you can wear any shoe and that is an advantage (that is, until you get into wearing old-school cleats) On my fixed gear I ride a pair of Shimanos with spd's on one side, and a platform pedal on the other, this is also a very nice versatile option. Nice bike!!
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 11:21pm -
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