Getting back into road bicycling

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Getting back into road bicycling

Postby Ron_Ces » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:59 am

I have put many miles on road bikes back in the day. Group rides, Vermont Bicycle Tours, etc. A bunch has changed since then. What is a good re-entry setup? Strictly road surface, Clipless or not? I am listening.
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Re: Getting back into road bicycling

Postby SnoDrtRider » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:01 pm

Clipless as opposed to what? Toe clips and straps? I don't think there are many other choices.

I haven't been on my road bike in about 15 years but I would never go back to toe clips and straps.
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Re: Getting back into road bicycling

Postby bevans » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:04 pm

You looking for new or used? Clipless is pretty much the standard. Let me know when we are going riding. At least once my arm heals.
Ron_Ces wrote:I have put many miles on road bikes back in the day. Group rides, Vermont Bicycle Tours, etc. A bunch has changed since then. What is a good re-entry setup? Strictly road surface, Clipless or not? I am listening.
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Re: Getting back into road bicycling

Postby bevans » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:16 pm

If you go the new route, I have the hookup on KTM Bicycles. I'm a brand ambassador
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Re: Getting back into road bicycling

Postby bcharlton » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:44 pm

Ron, definitely clipless. There are three style choices for road bikes. With two of the choices you can also walk around without damaging the cleat The third choice which I use , you should cover the cleat before walking to preserve the cleat.k
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Re: Getting back into road bicycling

Postby Ron_Ces » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:42 pm

Thanks for all of the responses. Brian, heal up soon.
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Re: Getting back into road bicycling

Postby bevans » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:44 pm

Thanks Ron, follow up appt. tomorrow.
Ron_Ces wrote:Thanks for all of the responses. Brian, heal up soon.
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