Thursday, July 29, 2010


When it comes to spare bike parts, pieces, bits, do-dads, memmorbialia, stuff, things, tid-bits, accessories, etc. I have a hard time getting rid of them. Besides sometimes not being able to find what I'm looking for or can't remember where I put something, it's generally not an issue.

Only a few pair of old egg beater cleats that I have laying around the workshop.

However, somethings are probably useless and a hindrance. Take for example old cleats. If I've taken them off a pair of shoes, it probably means they suck ass at keeping me held into the pedals. I don't know why I've kept them. Maybe in the back of my head I had plans to make a life like mosaic of myself with all the spare parts.

My last mountain bike ride, when I crashed, I was unclipping horribly - not that that was the reason for the crash. But it was time to replace the cleats. Finally got around to it yesterday. BUT, I did not have a new set to replace them with. So I go digging in the tickle trunk to find a suitable pair.

Pffft . . . good luck finding a pair that are any better. How the hell do you tell?

Crank Brother Egg Beater pedals - in my experience people either love them or hate them - I heart them. However, my one beef with egg beaters is that the cleats wear out way too quickly. Soft brass is no match for steel or ti spindles or hard rock. I usually end up replacing my cleats two or three times a season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I keep all my junk at another place. The gf doesn't want all my bike junk at her place.
As a hobo, I have to be innovative in my ways of keeping my bike junk. I have 2 rooms full of bike junk at my other more permanent place of affairs.
A room full of about 8-10 bike frames, tires stacked to the ceiling, and loads of spare bike parts.

its an addictive sport.
But, it better than curling that's for sure.

What the heck are we all going to do when we get older though?

(my long term plans are to live cheap in my older years. That means live on a boat. I can't bring all my bike junk on my sail boat. I'll have to buy a pedal boat or something.)