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Another road convert, please pity me...(4 posts)

Another road convert, please pity me...Jason3559
Aug 13, 2001 7:31 PM
Just bought my first road bike this weekend. Univega ModoVincere for $600. The crankset is a Campy Veloce (?) triple. I was wanting to switch to a double (crank envy). I am assuming that the f/d will work, with adjustments to the limit screws. Is this an erroneous assumption? Also, I have Vuelta wheels, Campy Mirage hubs and DT spokes (don't know what gauge). Will these wheels hold up to a 6'2", 220lb frame? Where can I get REALLY cheap road shoes? Grad school is pinching my style man.

Thanks for any suggestions.
re: Another road convert, please pity me...Bigcat
Aug 14, 2001 8:21 AM
If you are looking for really cheap road shoes go to Performance (www.performancebike.com). They have a great deal of shoes on closeout prices as well as their own shoes. I just ordered a pair of their Trophy shoes and even though there is very few reviews on Roadbikereview they are all high. These are nothing like Northwaves' or Sidis' but they should get the job done. As for for your bike I would keep the triple unless you live in a flat area or you are already a very strong climber. I to am a recent convert to the road world and love it as well. You will have a lot fun spinning down the road.
Help with the cheap shoes, at leastcory
Aug 14, 2001 4:20 PM
Two options on those that I know of: I still have toe clips on all but one bike (I just like 'em), and I ride those most of the time with Diadora Cayman or Jalapeno mountain bike shoes without cleats--handy for walking on tours and commutes, but still stiff for efficiency. Nashbar has one or the other, I forget which, on sale for $39.95 now. They accept SPD cleats, too.
For clipless real road shoes, Performance has (had last week, anyway) some $39.95 ones on sale. Since I wear size 15/50 and they're almost impossible to find, I ordered two pair. They're not horrible, better than I expected for the money. I think the brand was Diadora on those, too, but I don't remember for sure.
Modo Vincere has a Daytona triple front derailleurLeroy L
Aug 15, 2001 12:59 PM
I don't know whether you can dial out the small crank with the limit screw or not - it's worth a try. It's got a 68 by 111 bottom bracket that will work with a double. Why don't you consider just not using the third crank and leaving it as is ? Replacing the triple crankset is kind of like taking apart a perfectly good watch that is keeping time ! and it can get expensive, too. Just my 2 cents worth...