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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:42 pm 
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thats what I thought but I just bought these :D The Aeolus 3 D3's are about half lb lighter but 35mm profile not 50mm.

And ive just gone and made my first chip on the bike...... searching touch up paint now :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:45 pm 
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No real updates just some close up of some of the parts, next week I will have the DA9000 crank fitted and soon after the brakes and pedals. As its not riding weather out there ill post a couple of shots....

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:24 pm 
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I was out with one of these today (I think!)

Black/orange.
Loved the rear brake placement.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Must have been a 6 or 7 series for custom paint....nice colours :D

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It was nice

I was mesmerised for a second or two.

Then I dropped him. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:32 pm 
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It was nice

I was mesmerised for a second or two.

Then I dropped him. :D


Ive also chatted to someone at the lights and moments later chase me up saying they were trying to figure out where the brakes are.....I to was then dropped :lol: must be a trek thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:39 pm 
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What can I say.... :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Ill probably chuck on some speedplay zeros this month to see how I fair with them...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Ok so I picked up a set of Zeros, I love the weight and design, but so far they are PITA to clip into and need to get this break in period sorted as I need more weight behind me to clip in.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:18 am 
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Its technique; not a break in period ;-)

Unlearn how you've previously clipped in, ie toes first and push heels.

With speedplay just push straight down :-)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:55 am 
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You have to literally stomp into them, but they do loosen up with use. Once clipped in they are really secure

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Its technique; not a break in period ;-)

Unlearn how you've previously clipped in, ie toes first and push heels.

With speedplay just push straight down :-)


The actual spring, kinda like a circlip, does indeed break-in. I always reuse my old one several times when changing to new cleats. But also technique is a little different. A slight heel-out twist as you press down helps too.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:59 pm 
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cheers for the tips guys, hoping to use this weekend, ive been sat on the bike clipping in and out and can feel it getting easier, the slight twist with the heel helps entry.

hopefully put 80miles on them on sunday, next week I should have my crankset.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Asking for a little advice here, im considering some Mavic R-sys SLRs as a second set of wheels for climbing....

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... r-13-47209

Or do I sell the Cosmic SLEs and get a single "multi-performance" wheelset and get the Carbon Bontrager Aeolus 3 D3 35mm Clinchers???...

http://road.cc/content/review/69418-bon ... -d3-wheels

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:12 pm 
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For that money, you could get a set of Zipp 303's.

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