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    Funky Sidis, did I buy lady's shoes?

    Hello all,

    Long time no talk. I've been away for a while bombing an econ class and actually biking a little bit. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about these Sidis I just picked up. They look a lot like the old blue and yellow Dominators but they look like a clown horfed on them.

    I guess I wasn't thinking that they might be the old version of "lady's" Dominators as I was just super excited to get a pair of shoes that were: 1) vintage and 2) likely to get me looked at funny.

    I'm just worried that the 44 Euro/10.5 'Merican lady's size won't fit me. Any help is as always totally appreciated.

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    Not lady's...just Euro.

    Mmmmm...Euro.

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    Heh, that's what I thought. I saw them and the first thing that popped into my head was "I'm going to look so fruity......YES!" I should probably post these on that neon discussion that was up a while ago. I always loved those old Sidis though. They lasted FOREVER.

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    My wife would hate those. And, I think that makes me like them even more. She just doesn't get cycling fashion.
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    I'm pretty sure those came with a big red nose in the original box too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack lantern
    I'm pretty sure those came with a big red nose in the original box too...
    God I hope it was included in the auction. HONK!

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    Those were the SIDI shoe in about 90-91. Everybody who rode SIDIs then had those. Very nice. They dont look as bad in person, or at least in 1990 they didnt seem weird. Those are very nice shoes. That is the second generation of that model that fit SPD cleats. The first version had the old style Cyclocross sole and only fit the slotted pedal cleat. I'll buy em from you if you end up not liking them.

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    I dig those!

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    I got a pair of those 4 years ago in new condition on fleabay for $30 delivered. Once you get some mud on them they tone down a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    They dont look as bad in person, or at least in 1990 they didnt seem weird.
    Of course, that could be said of acid wash jeans, too!

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    Nice Score. Those Are Awesome.

    And FYI, there are no woman's Euro sizes...44 is 44 is 44.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Those were the SIDI shoe in about 90-91. Everybody who rode SIDIs then had those. Very nice. They dont look as bad in person, or at least in 1990 they didnt seem weird. Those are very nice shoes. That is the second generation of that model that fit SPD cleats. The first version had the old style Cyclocross sole and only fit the slotted pedal cleat. I'll buy em from you if you end up not liking them.
    Cool. Thanks for the info. You have dibs if they don't fit or whatev.

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    Chick shoes.






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    Hey Rumpfy

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Chick shoes.
    Chick shoes because of the colors? Would that make my new restro project a girls bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    Chick shoes because of the colors? Would that make my new restro project a girls bike?

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    Yes, but it's the frame and not the colors.

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    Rest assured that these are Bad Ass. I had the model that came out a year earlier (same color, but the the front velcro strap went the other way - closed towards the outside of the shoe). They took a spud cleat. If I had a pair, still, I would wear them proudly!! But, then again, I am thinking jacdykema's project frame is pretty fartin too!!

    Rumpfy - you are cracking me up.

    Here is a teaser of one of my current projects....
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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    Not lady's...just Euro.

    Mmmmm...Euro.

    rb

    The first pair of Northwave Team mtb shoes I bought about ten years ago were different colors. I didn't notice until I got home. I had tried on so many pairs of shoes at the shop that afternoon I could have sworn that I mixed up two pairs.

    I made a mad dash to the computer to check for sure -- shew!! I was okay, I didn't have to drive clear across town and tell the guys at shop that I was a complete moreon! That being said I still buy Euro shoes and I still buy Northwaves (I loved those shoes --except the annoying little trait that they with the outer soles that would fall off (nothing a little construction glue couldn't handle though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover
    Yes, but it's the frame and not the colors.
    If you think a '87-'88 Slingshot is a girl's bike (no offense to SFgirl or any other ladies on this board) then I think you and I are speaking a different language sir.

    I was just trying to make Rumpfy jealous, probably the only time I will ever get the chance.

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    I too had a pair, one of the most comfortable shoes ever.

    Be careful with installing spd cleats, I had a pair and the cleats ripped right out of the soles after less than a season of wear. The good news was they have a look pattern, so i ended up making an adaptor.

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    I have a pair of the Sidi "downhillers model", high tops with blue accents and vented silver mesh, same yellow sole as yours...I STILL wear them from time to time. I'm a Sidi fan, they last!

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    the choice of champions
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    Man, I love those team colored Ritcheys. I always thought it cool when Ruthie, Frishy and the rest were rocking skinny tubed, rigid (the softride stems don't REALLY count), steel framed bikes while the rest of the biking world was going towards aluminum/ti, fat tubes and suspension.

    Speaking of Frishy, is that his dad or something?

    I also think his shoes and mine should have a neon-off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    Speaking of Frishy, is that his dad or something?

    I also think his shoes and mine should have a neon-off.

    his dad

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    That's cool. I never knew that his dad was a racer too.

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    not a bad one

    but he was also often at the second place

    there was albert zweifel racing at the same time he was 4 times world champion in CX

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    frischknecht behind him ......

    at this time CX was a big thing in switzerland, everyone knew (and still knows) these guys names .... not only cyclingfans


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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    Chick shoes because of the colors? Would that make my new restro project a girls bike?

    Oooh, you ended up with that frame. Thats a cool one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream
    Here is a teaser of one of my current projects....

    Nice Yeti. What direction are you going with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    If you think a '87-'88 Slingshot is a girl's bike (no offense to SFgirl or any other ladies on this board) then I think you and I are speaking a different language sir.

    I was just trying to make Rumpfy jealous, probably the only time I will ever get the chance.
    Yes, and I was just trying to mess with him! Cool frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover
    Cool frame...
    Really?



















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    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

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    I hate all of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I hate all of you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I hate all of you.
    Good heavens why? I'm hoping its on account of the '87 Slingshot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    Good heavens why? I'm hoping its on account of the '87 Slingshot.

    It sure as hell ain't those girly shoes.





    I'm kidding. I actually have a blue/bright yellow pair of those Dominators. I didn't find them to be all that comfortable. The multi-colors scream old school.


    I think I remember trying for that Slingshot you have. Its a cool one, but no fork.
    I've got an 88/89 that has been a shelved project for quite some time.



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    Yeah, its a bummer about the fork but I'll figure out something. Hopefully being pretty close to Grand Rapids (or G-Rap to the locals) increases my chances an original finding one.

    I really like your old Sling. We had one just like it at the shop I used to work at when I was 15 (first job). I used to drooool over it all the time. It was in the storage shed and I would look for excuses to go sweep out the shed so I could ogle it.

    I'm also probably going to need some help with this one as far as what to put on it. I know a fair amount about mid 90's stuff but I hadn't started seriously biking in the 80's. I'd love some suggestions as far as parts go if anyone has any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    Yeah, its a bummer about the fork but I'll figure out something. Hopefully being pretty close to Grand Rapids (or G-Rap to the locals) increases my chances an original finding one.

    I really like your old Sling. We had one just like it at the shop I used to work at when I was 15 (first job). I used to drooool over it all the time. It was in the storage shed and I would look for excuses to go sweep out the shed so I could ogle it.

    I'm also probably going to need some help with this one as far as what to put on it. I know a fair amount about mid 90's stuff but I hadn't started seriously biking in the 80's. I'd love some suggestions as far as parts go if anyone has any.

    Slingshot might have some thing....close?

    87-88-89 leaves you with a fair amount of options I think. You should be able to pull off the all M730 6spd drivetrain if you wanted to. Maybe an older American Classic post, Salsa roller stem or Ritchey Force stem with the guide. Turbo saddle.

    Just my $.02 on it.
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    turns out this is a pretty good thread. going all xt on the fro. still looking for mint/nos post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    If you think a '87-'88 Slingshot is a girl's bike (no offense to SFgirl or any other ladies on this board) then I think you and I are speaking a different language sir.

    I was just trying to make Rumpfy jealous, probably the only time I will ever get the chance.
    No problem. None taken. Make him jealous.

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    On the old slingshot and the need for a fork.
    Give em a call they had some forks laying around when I was there in December dropping off and picking up my slingshot.
    (Ya I have been slacking on getting that project finished but I am going to try to get it moving again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    Man, I love those team colored Ritcheys. I always thought it cool when Ruthie, Frishy and the rest were rocking skinny tubed, rigid (the softride stems don't REALLY count), steel framed bikes while the rest of the biking world was going towards aluminum/ti, fat tubes and suspension.

    Speaking of Frishy, is that his dad or something?

    I also think his shoes and mine should have a neon-off.


    I dont think Frischy or Ruthie or any team Ritchey riders used the softride beam. Actually I think one of the veteran riders did, Jim Sullivan. They did use the stems though early on through the Mag21 era...

    Peter Frischknecht was also very good. Just like his son he had lots of silver medals at lots of big races. Interesting how that happened from father to son. HIs dad raced 'cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I dont think Frischy or Ruthie or any team Ritchey riders used the softride beam. Actually I think one of the veteran riders did, Jim Sullivan. They did use the stems though early on through the Mag21 era...

    Peter Frischknecht was also very good. Just like his son he had lots of silver medals at lots of big races. Interesting how that happened from father to son. HIs dad raced 'cross.
    I thought they used the softride STEMs for a season or two though. 1992-1993ish? I could check the old mags but I'm running late for class right now. I'll see what I can find this evening.

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    finally found them

    sidi dominator mtb from ......




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    Tinker used the same kind of SIDI shoes back in 1993.


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