Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby swaz » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:49 pm

firemac71 wrote:Starting out road cycling and size 43
There is a 50/50 split with either setup to many choices



I have these for sale if you're interested viewtopic.php?f=25&t=91097

I would spend a little more on the pedals if you can. 105 ones are light years ahead of the base model ones and still not too expensive.

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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby Calvin27 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:52 am

swaz wrote:80g difference between the XT and Ultegra pedals. Not sure about the weights of the cleats however we are talking bees whiskers here.


80g is huge in roadie world. I'll admit I'm not a massive weight weenie but I do have a cost/gram spreadsheet. From the perspective pedals were pretty cost effective after tyres. I'll agree though, if I didn't already have them, spd would be preferred.
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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby human909 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:24 am

Calvin27 wrote:80g is huge in roadie world. I'll admit I'm not a massive weight weenie but I do have a cost/gram spreadsheet.

HA! :mrgreen: That is somebody in denial right there. :P

No offense is intended. I've had spreadsheets for computer overclocking and I was definately a computer geek back then. I've also had spreadsheets for, car costs (that one backfired), rock climbing cam expansion range and countless other things.

But yeah, surely anybody who describes 80g as huge qualifies as a weight weenie. :wink:

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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby Calvin27 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:24 am

human909 wrote:I've had spreadsheets for computer overclocking and I was definately a computer geek back then. I've also had spreadsheets for, car costs (that one backfired), rock climbing cam expansion range and countless other things.

But yeah, surely anybody who describes 80g as huge qualifies as a weight weenie. :wink:


80grams is like a whole flipping canteen lady underarm! ROFL. Fine then, your stereotype of me is fair haha!

Interestingly I also have a cam timing/combustion spreadsheet and have made one for each car I have owned. But yes, the finance based ones do fail spectacularly.
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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby ValleyForge » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:31 am

Calvin27 wrote:Me 4c:

- MTB: Flats - I need to chuck the bike when I want to. I've done some longer endurance rides with cleats but I've stopped since the mud clags badly - much easier with flats.

Mmmm. Crank Bros. Mudproof. I even have them on my trainer!
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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby human909 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:42 am

Calvin27 wrote: Fine then, your stereotype of me is fair haha!

:D Thanks for taking it in good humour. After some previous antagonism in this thread I did fear a little that offence could be taken.

Calvin27 wrote:Interestingly I also have a cam timing/combustion spreadsheet and have made one for each car I have owned. But yes, the finance based ones do fail spectacularly.

My finance one worked well, But badly for my upgraditis :lol: I was driving alot for work at one stage so I started a spreadsheet to financially justify a newer car. It was all looking good until I included an LPG conversion for the current car in the spreadsheet. :oops: That shot to the top as the financially solution.

So I'm not running on LPG and from a financial perspective it was a great idea. Considering I'm now rarely driving it has all turned out just fine. Though my car is 25 years old which is almost classic car territory these days!

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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby Calvin27 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:04 pm

human909 wrote:
Calvin27 wrote: Fine then, your stereotype of me is fair haha!

:D Thanks for taking it in good humour. After some previous antagonism in this thread I did fear a little that offence could be taken.


It's ok I'm from rotorburn. That forum is pretty wild at times!
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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby Calvin27 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:18 pm

Calvin27 wrote:
human909 wrote:
Calvin27 wrote: Fine then, your stereotype of me is fair haha!

:D Thanks for taking it in good humour. After some previous antagonism in this thread I did fear a little that offence could be taken.


It's ok I'm from rotorburn. This place is civil in comparison :P
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Re: Why don't you use Shimano SPD?

Postby swaz » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:55 pm

Calvin27 wrote:
swaz wrote:80g difference between the XT and Ultegra pedals. Not sure about the weights of the cleats however we are talking bees whiskers here.


80g is huge in roadie world.


I didn't realise what a small weight difference it is. Even less if XTR one's are available 2nd hand.

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