1. Doug Kline

    Doug Kline Well-Known Member

    nobrakes, I didn't see in this thread what the wheel / tyre combination was. What were you running with?
  2. Gary123

    Gary123 Guru

    No just cheap skateboard pads with hard plastic. In winter I don't bother if I wear a jacket
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  3. nobrakes

    nobrakes Well-Known Member

    Hi Doug,

    the wheels were custom builds - DT Swiss 240 hubs, Pacenti Forza rims, Sapim XRay spokes, Maxxis Padrone 25c tubeless tyres. I think the tyre blew because the rim dent broke the seal between the rim and the tyre. Pic of the wheels here - http://cruzbike.com/forum/threads/v20-build-mbb-newbie.11946/page-6#post-139975
  4. nobrakes

    nobrakes Well-Known Member

    Well, the last email from Garmin appears to suggest they will exchange both pedals for a very low fixed fee. I’ve asked for clarification to make sure I understand them correctly, but if that’s the case it is fantastic news!
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  5. bazzawill

    bazzawill Well-Known Member

    That's promising. I was a little worried as I am lusting after some power meter pedals (more likely going Powertap P1s) but it's not going to happen anytime soon. I know many carbon wheel manufacturer offer half price crash replacement. Also it sounds like a design flaw that one crash would destroy $700+ worth of pedal.
  6. nobrakes

    nobrakes Well-Known Member

    Yes, if they are paired at the factory and are then unable to swap around that seems like and odd design choice. If they replace both though, that is more than you could really ask for given the circumstances. They’re nothing like a solid pair of SPDs though, I’m terms of durability. I would go hub route if I were to do it again.
  7. GetBent

    GetBent Active Member

    Glad to see I am not the only one. I feel like a total dork wearing them, but at least in the winter, they aren't as obvious. Are there better options?
  8. Uphill

    Uphill Member

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  9. Bruce B

    Bruce B Well-Known Member

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  10. Gary123

    Gary123 Guru

    I also have an orange goalie jersey with elbow pads that i wear occasionally. Wish it had a front pockets
  11. Mathew Fy

    Mathew Fy Well-Known Member

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    GetBent Active Member

  13. GetBent

    GetBent Active Member

    Contacted them tonight and asked if they would make something for bicyclists. Can't hurt to try, right?
  14. GetBent

    GetBent Active Member

    Got a quick response. They have considered bicycling gear, but do not currently have any plans to make any.
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  15. jond

    jond Zen MBB Master

    Barry that’s why I stick to the power tap hubs. Proven and protected. I have two one in a training wheel and one in an enve wheel. Changed out bearings myself on training wheel. Must have 50k on hub at least. On third rim.
  16. nobrakes

    nobrakes Well-Known Member

    Garmin have confirmed they will replace both pedals for £107. That's a fantastic bit of customer service that I will not forget :)
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  17. DavidCH

    DavidCH In thought; expanding the paradigm of traversity

    Well oddly enough all my falls have been on the left side. Not sure what that means. I wonder if statistically that is common amongst cyclists? So when I get this crank arm power meter... it's going on the right side :rolleyes:

    After watching Phil Gaimon's efforts, this year will be big hill training. Well quite a bit of it.
  18. ElyDave

    ElyDave Member

    Only one serious fall on a bent for me, and that was the first day I ever rode one, on a taster session at a local dealer. User error on a slippy road I think, I still have the scar on my right ankle bone where I took all the skin off through two pairs of socks. Found the socks in a drawer the other day as well :). I ended up sliding along on helmet/shoulder/hip/ankle. Remarkably the jacket and merino undershirt were unscathed as were the long winter tights.

    Punctures on bents, only two so far, both on the M5, rear was a longitudinal pothole, and I heard it go. The tyre was flat within 25 yards and was a right PITA to sort with a very tight tyre on the rim and a 135mm hub in a 132mm sprung rear dropout. The front was on a Schwalbe M+, never did find the culprit, but it was much slower and the handling went really mushy before anything bad happened.
  19. bladderhead

    bladderhead Zen MBB Master

    So, the first time, you got on, fell off really badly, and were still stubborn enough to give it another go.
  20. ElyDave

    ElyDave Member

    Yeah, I also used to play rugby

    You decide whether that means tenacious, or just plain stupid ;)

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