Clipless pedals question(s)

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^ Yep. The only benefit to using toeclips and 'traditional' pedals is that you can still ride the bike without wearing cycling shoes.

Teh Movable Object (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 17:47 (ten years ago) link

I am going to dissent and say that they're both about equally easy to use, I'm not particularly troubled by either. I don't know why folks are insinuating that toeclips are that difficult?

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) link

the only thing fussy about clips and straps is actually cinching the strap once you're underway. actually flipping the pedal over is muscle memory thing that takes zero time to master

how rad bandit (gbx), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:03 (ten years ago) link

imo

how rad bandit (gbx), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:03 (ten years ago) link

btw has anyone used feetbelt style nu school straps that all those pesky hipster children are using? seem like a cheap alternative to GTX clipless boots in the winter

how rad bandit (gbx), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:05 (ten years ago) link

i never cinch the strap fwiw, it's kinda like shoes with laces that you just slip on/off.

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:07 (ten years ago) link

is that a partial bashguard for trials type stuff?

honesty is not ordinary to the height of the bunny hop (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:10 (ten years ago) link

i think it's for grinding rails and stuff, actually! it's partial, i assume, because fixie grinds are always gonna have their crank arms in the same position

how rad bandit (gbx), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:12 (ten years ago) link

i want lake winter boots so bad :(

how rad bandit (gbx), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:13 (ten years ago) link

I'm w shasta, never cinch the straps on my clips unless my shoes are a lot larger/smaller than the ones I wore last time. Set them once per ride, leave them alone.

I would feel confident if I dated her because I am older than (Laurel), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:15 (ten years ago) link

^kind of how i'm imaging it - this is more so i don't have to don bike shoes just to go up the shops or to the pub or whatever! i have no problem with clipless for impending purchase of serious bike, tho.

lad: "et tu, lady?" (haitch), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 23:40 (ten years ago) link

yeah this^^^

for city/leisurely biking = clips
for RIDING = clipless

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:02 (ten years ago) link

three years pass...

Lidl shoes mentioned upthread have finally given up, culminating in a frantic 'I'm turning my ankle, why aren't I unclipping oh shi-' moment. I have to cycle home later, and I won't have a chance to buy new shoes. Bike has these pedals http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=3759
Do I:
wear my work shoes and try not to slip off the pedals
take the cleats out of my SPD shoes, and try not to slip off the pedals/get the pedal stuck in the cleat-recess area
pretend what happened this morning didn't really happen
?

Map Ref 52°N 6°W (useless chamber), Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:52 (seven years ago) link

a). I had to ride home with normal shoes on my fixie with eggbeaters recently. One worrying moment at the beginning where my feet flew off the pedals at speed, but after i slowed down a bit it was easy enough.

ledge, Tuesday, 23 October 2012 15:47 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I'm not even riding fixed anymore, so it shouldn't be that much of a problem. I overthink things.

Map Ref 52°N 6°W (useless chamber), Tuesday, 23 October 2012 15:49 (seven years ago) link


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