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Green Speedplay Xero pedals. I love Speedplay, gets me off the front fast every time.

Mike, no running, just a 30-mile time trial with 4 (3, actually) guys. It wasn't bad on my back - I'm way more sore after riding my drops for a while. In my super limited experience, I think properly set up aero bars can be a nice change from drops, but only every now and then.

Finally won a crit today!
 

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on your way to Cat 4 pat

Just put in my upgrade requests! I'm going to get pummeled. Cat 4 lap time were on average 5s faster per lap today (and the fastest guys didn't show up).

I used to love speedplay pedals. After the initial "getting used to", they're pretty sweet.

I never want to go to anything else. The Xeros are completely rebuildable, 0-15 degrees of float, more adjustment than any other popular road pedal, made in America, and the cleats (with covers) last forever. AND they're great for crit races - racing 5, I'm usually the first to clip in and go.

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I learned the hard way not to accidentally spray chain wax on my rear brake. By riding a wheelie right to the balance point as soon as I left the garage, reaching for the rear brake to modulate it, and immediately finding myself laying on my back with the bike on top of me.

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I never want to go to anything else. The Xeros are completely rebuildable, 0-15 degrees of float, more adjustment than any other popular road pedal, made in America, and the cleats (with covers) last forever. AND they're great for crit races - racing 5, I'm usually the first to clip in and go.

Keep the metal arms on the cleat lubed with some paste lube. Forgot to lube mine after a very wet ride in the Spring and they are squeaking like crazy now. Nothing pisses off other riders like squeaks and knocks.

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Building up a couple new bikes simultaneously right now. First is a new All-City Mr. Pink. I got hit by a car a couple months ago while riding my red All-City (I'm fine but the bike is dead) so this is the replacement:

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Scored some good deals on parts so it'll be built up with a mix of Thomson, ENVE, Chris King and SRAM Red. Just need to decide on/build wheels for it and it'll be good to go.

I also came up on a good deal on a Geekhouse Rockcity frameset. I had pretty much all the parts sitting around already to build it so I figured why not, even though I'm sure I'll get plenty of hipster accusations <_<

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For now it'll be set up with Thomson seatpost/collar/stem, Chris King Headset, Fizik saddle, Paul Components cranks and a mismatched wheelset (Velocity rear/H Plus Son TB14 front). It'll change over time too I'm sure. New wheelset eventually for sure and I still need to decide what bars and front brake I want to run on it.

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Very cool builds Cameron! 

Thanks! I'm very happy with how both of them are shaping up and excited to get them out and put miles on them.

What's the story about battling cars? 

Short version is I was crossing an intersection and got hit by a guy turning right on a red. It was 100% his fault and thankfully he wasn't going that fast yet since he was taking off from a stop. Still hit me hard enough to take the bike out from under me and bounce me off the hood though. 

One upside is that since the All City was my commuter/rain bike I'd been mostly off my Cielo since the fall. Been riding it exclusively the last couple months and putting good miles on it. Love this bike:

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