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Out of curiosity, what is it about the XTRs that you find interesting? I have both (low level) SPD and Time ATAC. I just can't really see much difference between them. I can see the difference with, say, Crank Bros, since they would shed mud so much easier. But I guess I'm just not experienced enough to see the difference in most pedals.Though, I find the Time's to be more difficult to clip into. And they're on my CX bike which is awfully inconvenient in a race (at...
Holy crap. My wife said I could buy a mtn bike. As long as I ride it. May have to add a third bike.
And I've been totally outvoted. You should listen to them and not me. They actually have good reasons.b
I think I might go for the first one. Neither has terribly fancy components since they both seem to be original. But the wheels have been trued, it got a tune-up, it has rack and fenders. Looks good. Plus, since it's all the way out in Germantown you can offer him $150 and he should be happy. edit: assuming it fits. That matters more than anything.b
I did. No response yet.I also called a shop yesterday and was put on hold for so long I gave up. I'll try another today.Yes, that looks like it. And the installation manuals all give you the force to use but... well. Like I said, mine's smooth on the inside.b
FSA Gossamer MegaExoSort of. Except where the cap end (in the picture in that thread) is clearly is made to accept a 8mm hex, mine is completely smooth inside. I think you are right though about just finger-tightening it. It only takes 4 in-lbs (0.7 Nm?) of pressure. And it does not hold the crank on. It only holds the bearings in place. I guess. I'm far from an expert on this. I just can't figure out why both the Park Tools book and FSA's website seem to be...
Went out for a ride today and my heel was clipping something. I looked down and the cap was coming out of my left side crank. So I screwed it back in with my fingers and headed home, not certain what sort of problem this is. So after investigating via my Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bike Maintenance and the FSA website I figured it out. Tighten it up with a 8mm hex and then tighten the clamp bolts on the crank itself. Only problem? You cannot physically use a tool to...
Focus are from Germany too. Good luck finding one in the US any more, though. Performance has them on clearance because they're no longer carrying them (so I understand it).They are quite highly regarded from what I read in the magazines.b
I didn't not want to go because it was China; I was very much looking forward to my trip to Beijing. But Joffrey thanks for that horrible assumption about me. I didn't want to go because it was a pain in my ass. A very long trip for a very short talk. And I have simply no interest in going to a huge mall to look at electronics. Shenzhen is not a tourist attraction unless you want to shop or see huge malls or one of the five theme parks. Not fun. And HK (and likely...
I've been saved! A coworker says she'd be happy to take my place and go on this "adventure." So I'm happy to let her. I officially do not have to go. Thank you all anyway for your advice. b
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