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post #1486 of 1729
Is there such thing as a good-looking shoe/sneaker/boot that feel good for cycling? I pretty much bike everywhere and when I go to work, biking in leather soled penny loafers or any leather soled dress shoes is a pain in the ass because my shoes just slip everywhere and I can't strap in. I feel like most boots' toeboxes are too big to fit in the straps too. Right now I'm just biking in my Sambas then switching out, but I'm interested in some solutions.
post #1487 of 1729
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

Is there such thing as a good-looking shoe/sneaker/boot that feel good for cycling? I pretty much bike everywhere and when I go to work, biking in leather soled penny loafers or any leather soled dress shoes is a pain in the ass because my shoes just slip everywhere and I can't strap in. I feel like most boots' toeboxes are too big to fit in the straps too. Right now I'm just biking in my Sambas then switching out, but I'm interested in some solutions.

If you want to wear dress shoes on the bike maybe consider Dainite soles.
post #1488 of 1729
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

Is there such thing as a good-looking shoe/sneaker/boot that feel good for cycling? I pretty much bike everywhere and when I go to work, biking in leather soled penny loafers or any leather soled dress shoes is a pain in the ass because my shoes just slip everywhere and I can't strap in. I feel like most boots' toeboxes are too big to fit in the straps too. Right now I'm just biking in my Sambas then switching out, but I'm interested in some solutions.

not the best looking, but you might consider this instead of your sambas..
post #1489 of 1729
Last changes for this bike I guess.... Went with the matching Ritchey Classic Seatpost, and a 2012 SRAM Red FD.

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The new sram red FD is great. The old FD was good, but freaking finicky if not dialed in.

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the new FD has a standard Chain Catcher.... better safe than sorry I guess.

I love this Bridgestone because its simultaneously retro and racy, but also utilitarian because it has fender mounts (which I do actually use). I could theoretically commute with this bike, but couldn't bear to think it my be stolen. I really like the continental GP4000S 25c tires I've got on right now. They have a useful (for NYC riding) reflective strip, but what I really like is that they are actually 27mm in width - so its basically a 28c tire at 210g a piece.

The whole bike weighs in a 17.45lbs. It was at 17.22lbs with weight weenie skewers, but one of the motherfucking skewers bent when I tightened it. They were warrantied, but I figured it was stupid to keep using them so I went with the standard beefy Easton Skewers that came with the wheels.

My next build is going to be a typical carbon uber weight weenie build (maybe 2012 SRAM Red on a Parlee). I almost pulled the trigger this summer on it, but figured to wait out if anything new was coming build group wise. I'm also considering just getting a CAAD10-4 (with the awesome Gulf baby blue+orange paint scheme with SRAM Rival) instead of wasting money on an expensive carbon build and using if for group rides/crits/anything. Sometimes I think uber weight weenie carbon builds are an exercise in futility, and diminishing returns.
post #1490 of 1729
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

 I'm also considering just getting a CAAD10-4 (with the awesome Gulf baby blue+orange paint scheme with SRAM Rival)

 

do it! looks bo$$

post #1491 of 1729
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

Last changes for this bike I guess.... Went with the matching Ritchey Classic Seatpost, and a 2012 SRAM Red FD. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The new sram red FD is great. The old FD was good, but freaking finicky if not dialed in.
7841390672_6a21454462_c.jpg
7841390368_9575c69ce4_z.jpg
the new FD has a standard Chain Catcher.... better safe than sorry I guess.
I love this Bridgestone because its simultaneously retro and racy, but also utilitarian because it has fender mounts (which I do actually use). I could theoretically commute with this bike, but couldn't bear to think it my be stolen. I really like the continental GP4000S 25c tires I've got on right now. They have a useful (for NYC riding) reflective strip, but what I really like is that they are actually 27mm in width - so its basically a 28c tire at 210g a piece.
The whole bike weighs in a 17.45lbs. It was at 17.22lbs with weight weenie skewers, but one of the motherfucking skewers bent when I tightened it. They were warrantied, but I figured it was stupid to keep using them so I went with the standard beefy Easton Skewers that came with the wheels.
My next build is going to be a typical carbon uber weight weenie build (maybe 2012 SRAM Red on a Parlee). I almost pulled the trigger this summer on it, but figured to wait out if anything new was coming build group wise. I'm also considering just getting a CAAD10-4 (with the awesome Gulf baby blue+orange paint scheme with SRAM Rival) instead of wasting money on an expensive carbon build and using if for group rides/crits/anything. Sometimes I think uber weight weenie carbon builds are an exercise in futility, and diminishing returns.

Bridgestone looking sweet as ever.

Get both carbon uber weight weenie and the CAAD10, profit.
post #1492 of 1729
Love seeing pics of the Bridgestone. That new FD looks BOSS.
post #1493 of 1729
Gypsy Donut run

2010 Cinelli Estrada at 14.2lbs.

post #1494 of 1729
I might have to use that ritchey post in my build. The guy suspects that I will need a setback post and most of the setback options either suck or are ugly (or are the thompson setback posts which just look like you let a fat guy ride your bike).

Do you think that logo would come off with acetone or some buffing?
post #1495 of 1729
3T?
post #1496 of 1729
Sorry, forgot to mention that it has to come in polished silver.
post #1497 of 1729
Ah. That makes it a lot harder.
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post #1499 of 1729
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Originally Posted by ssnyc View Post

Gypsy Donut run
2010 Cinelli Estrada at 14.2lbs.

Turn that bike around so we can see what matters.
post #1500 of 1729
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