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  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    LiT/Sewinman what's wrong with eggbeaters on a road bike? Are SPDs better/best for a roadbike?

    I know nothing. Just asking.
  • JonGingeJonGinge Posts: 5,958
    moonio wrote:
    TornadoTom wrote:
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    What are these for?
    Keeping shoes clean and feet a bit warmer. Useful in spring/autumn when thicker overshoes are too much.
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  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    edited December 2009
    Cafewanda wrote:
    LiT/Sewinman what's wrong with eggbeaters on a road bike? Are SPDs better/best for a roadbike?

    I know nothing. Just asking.

    I am not expert but....

    There is nothing wrong really, its just not the done thing amongst the roadie crowd. SPD-SLs offer more stability and a wider base and are designed for purpose rather than being designed for MTB. Some also say that you get 'hot spots' of pain and discomfort from SPDs.

    If i had the readies i would get Look Keos and some Sidi shoes. But i don't, and it probably won't make a huge difference to my limited standard of riding.
  • TommyEssTommyEss Posts: 1,855
    Sewinman wrote:
    Cafewanda wrote:
    LiT/Sewinman what's wrong with eggbeaters on a road bike? Are SPDs better/best for a roadbike?

    I know nothing. Just asking.

    I am not expert but....

    There is nothing wrong really, its just not the done thing amongst the roadie crowd. SPDs offer more stability and a wider base and are designed for purpose rather than being designed for MTB. Some also say that you get 'hot spots' of pain and discomfort from SPDs.

    If i had the readies i would get Look Keos and some Sidi shoes. But i don't, and it probably won't make a huge difference to my limited standard of riding.

    Fixed that - SPDs are the double-sided MTB pedals with the little brass cleats - SPD-SLs are the large single-sided road pedals with the big triangular plastic cleats.

    The larger surface area of road cleats is supposed to offer a greater area for power transfer, thus reducing the pressure on the foot, and thus reducing the risk of hot spots, over SPDs, for example.

    Some people find SPDs fine for long rides, others get hot spots even with road pedals - end of the day - you're not a pro, so use whichever is the best compromise of cost/comfort/function. Which looks like exactly what you've done!

    Enjoy!
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  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    Ha ha, Thanks...as i said - no expert! I have fixed it now.
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Thanks guys. That was useful to know.

    Sewinman, I'm sure your limited standard is far superior to mine :D
  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    Cafewanda wrote:
    Thanks guys. That was useful to know.

    Sewinman, I'm sure your limited standard is far superior to mine :D

    p.s. I got some egg beaters on Biondino's recommendation and have been very happy with them.
  • mooniomoonio Posts: 802
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  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Alright, I'll bite. Why eggbeaters and not a different one? :D

    My cycling education is really ramping up today but I really should get some work done :roll:
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    moonio wrote:
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    A tad chilly for them surely? :D

    What about the saddle for Harry. Does he not deserve something?
  • mooniomoonio Posts: 802
    Do you want to buy him something? :D I can set up a wishlist on wiggle :)
  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    Cafewanda wrote:
    Alright, I'll bite. Why eggbeaters and not a different one? :D

    My cycling education is really ramping up today but I really should get some work done :roll:

    Well i have never had any other type but i think the logic is that you can clip in on 4 sides of the pedal with an egg beater as they are shaped like an X and spin around, rather than two sides with standard MTB pedals.
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Moonio - :P

    Thanks Sewinman.

    Now signing off to do some actual paid work......... :roll:

    See you 5 mins :)
  • JonGinge wrote:
    moonio wrote:
    TornadoTom wrote:
    castelli-7081-08-med.jpg

    What are these for?
    Keeping shoes clean and feet a bit warmer. Useful in spring/autumn when thicker overshoes are too much.

    I wear them all year. Proper overshoes in deep of winter though.
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,261
    JonGinge wrote:
    moonio wrote:
    TornadoTom wrote:
    castelli-7081-08-med.jpg

    What are these for?
    Keeping shoes clean and feet a bit warmer. Useful in spring/autumn when thicker overshoes are too much.

    :lol:

    But, but, the socks are going to look filthy, which is most un-Castelli-like.
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    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,261
    Cafewanda wrote:
    moonio wrote:
    sandals-shoes-northwave-shark.jpg

    A tad chilly for them surely? :D

    What about the saddle for Harry. Does he not deserve something?

    Do you get a box of this with the sandals? :P



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    I confess to owning a pair of Nike ACG sandals.
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    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • AidyAidy Posts: 2,015
    Some of those Rainlegs thingies (no idea if they're any good, or indeed if I'll bother to use them, but at £7 they were worth a punt).
    Some Sealskinz socks and gloves.
    Bar tape
    And some overshoes, to see what all the fuss is about.

    Wiggle have sent me three of those little bags of haribo too, bonus :)
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,375
    Benno68 wrote:
    Got a P7 front light - it's great! Only problem is that it's stopping my wireless Cateye Computer working so I'll have to fiddle later on. Or maybe buy a wired computer.

    Endura BaaBaa base layer.

    Does you charger turn green? what colour light do you have on the back of the unit?
    Rule #5 // Harden The 20p for the swearbox Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,925
    Aidy wrote:
    Wiggle have sent me three of those little bags of haribo too, bonus :)

    Ate one of the bags I had in the cupboard, must replenish stocks asap :lol:
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • suzybsuzyb Posts: 3,449
    Just ordered saddle bar, patch kit, multi tool, tyre levers and track pump.

    And I just bought a new cycle computer from Tesco (£15 for a 17 function computer seemed good value)
  • cyberknightcyberknight Posts: 1,238
    With my crimble money i ordered ...........

    Zinn and the art of raod bike maintenence

    halfords tool kit

    crud raceblades

    2 lidl ski base layers

    screw on freewheel tool from ebay
    FCN 3/5/9
  • pllbpllb Posts: 158
    One of these in the PBK sale for £16.20 - bargain!

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  • de_sistide_sisti Posts: 1,169
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... SA:GB:1123

    I've just bought the above for when I use my rollers.
  • marchantmarchant Posts: 362
    Saw this ages ago, but couldn't remember it's name. I can think of dozens of uses, but can I get some? Can I heck!
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    marchant wrote:
    Saw this ages ago, but couldn't remember it's name. I can think of dozens of uses, but can I get some? Can I heck!

    Just seen the video and looks great!
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    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • Ordered one of these for the summer.

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    I ache, therefore I am.
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    spent some money at Rapha
    Softshell jacket
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    merino sleeveless base layer
    3/4 bib shorts
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    got a little excited :lol:
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,925
    Have got a couple of cable boots and v brake pipes coming from the sweet shop in Portsmouth, now realise I need some brake blocks too.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,375
    Just as I was about to set off for my afternoon ride the postie arrived with my new overshoes and Pro X-pert gloves, they were both toasty warm the whole ride.
    Rule #5 // Harden The 20p for the swearbox Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Bought a Buff style thingy from Aldi this morning for the princely sum of £2.99. Seems very good for the money, can't say it seems any different to the real ones, and is in a fetching grey camouflage.

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    Edit: That's not me, by the way.
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