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Thank you Thank you Thank you......GrassyAss
Jan 14, 2003 1:34 PM
to all those that posted replies several months back helping decided which bike to buy...
I've place my deposit on a C'Dale Team replica and got a great deal on it from my lbs (about 15% off RRP). Bad news is I have to wait 4/5weeks for it :-(

New question though... Coming from a MTB background, I fancy the idea of using MTB pedals and shoes for my new ride cos they appear easier to clip into and walk in and they're usually lighter.. Is this a real big no no or are there lots of other roadies doing this as well?
you canDougSloan
Jan 14, 2003 1:39 PM
You certainly can use mtb shoes and pedals. I'd bet that eventually you will want to change, though, as you do longer rides. Road pedals and shoes tend to have larger interfaces and shoes have stiffer soles, making them less apt to hurt your feet; plus, they are lighter.

I see it all the time. No big deal.

well done cobber!Iwannapodiumgirl
Jan 14, 2003 1:56 PM
Well done mate on your new purchase. What are the specs? Which store did you buy from?

Hope to see you around the streets of Sydney.
well done cobber!GrassyAss
Jan 15, 2003 11:47 AM
Basically it's full Campag Record 10, Ksyrium SL, 3T stem and post etc etc... you can see it on the dale website.
It is crazy light though :-)

Got it from St Ives Cycles (SIC) the new owner there is a great guy.

Yeah... with any luck I see around.... you ride a colnago right???
Jan 15, 2003 1:49 PM
A Bianchi, not a Colnago... both Italian though!
Think it comes w/USE Alien post, not 3T, unless you meant bar nmjtferraro
Jan 15, 2003 6:37 PM
re: Thank you Thank you Thank you......gtscottie
Jan 14, 2003 2:01 PM
I MTB and road ride and I feel more comfortable with the same shoes and pedals on both my bikes. So as a result I have MTB shoes and pedals on my road bike and it seems to work for me.
The advantage is when you go for a ride unprepared and end up walking down miles of lonley country road because you forgot to throw in a patch kit....the shoes are comfortable.
Don't forget to post some pics of your new ride...fbg111
Jan 14, 2003 2:46 PM
once it's delivered, if you have access to a digital camera. We all wanna see it!
Don't forget to post some pics of your new ride...GrassyAss
Jan 15, 2003 11:48 AM
Sure thing... eta is now 2 weeks...
Jan 14, 2003 3:24 PM
on a real fine decision. I got a caad5 that I love, and I know you're going to enjoy this ride. Please post photos and a report as soon as you can!
Nice bike!! A kid at my LBS bought one and let me ride it...jtferraro
Jan 14, 2003 7:06 PM
It rode so smoothly! Granted, I didn't take it for some long ride or anything, but I did ride it all around a large parking lot, over small bumps/undulations in the asphault, etc. The bike is crazy light, rides very smoothly, and is very nice looking and high tech. Congrats!

re: Thank you Thank you Thank you......PhatMatt
Jan 15, 2003 4:46 PM
I had MTB pedals on my first road bike, Swithced to road pedals and shoes on my new bike, and I glad I did. I like the larger platforms. And the shoe being in the same price point as my MTB shoes are a lot lighter.