Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: clipless pedals

  1. #1
    fishologist cohophysh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    My Bikes
    Diamondback MTB; Leader 736R
    Posts
    1,200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    clipless pedals

    a friend of mine gave me a pair of clipless pedals off of a used bike he just bought. I have been thinking about going clipless for awhile so I took them off his hands. My question is how do I know if they are still functional? They are Shimano 515, I think. They look like they are in decent shape.
    Thanks
    We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

    1990 Diamond Back MTB
    2007 Leader 736R
    www.cohocyclist.blogspot.com
    http://www.loopd.com/members/cohocyclist/Default.aspx



  2. #2
    Perineal Pressurized dobber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    In Ebritated
    Posts
    6,556
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Functional in what way? Do they spin nicely? As for the clipping in function, take em to a local LBS. You need some cleats anyways, nows the time to pick some up, along with some shoes. Ask em nice to help you out.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

  3. #3
    Car-lite, Car Blight Eulogy13x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    Several
    Posts
    68
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It probably wouldn't hurt to clean and regrease the bearings, too. You'll need one of these to get the pedal axle out if they're Shimano 515s. DO NOT try it without this $3 tool, TRUST me.

    PS--Clipless rocks! You'll love it once you get used to it.
    Real Eyes
    Realize
    Real Lies

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-W
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just tried clipless pedals for the first time today. I bought the crank-brothers egg beater. I thought it was awesome. I fell the very first time I tried it because I didn't quite unhooked my right foot and also leaned to the right. Not so bad fall. After that, the ride was smooth. I noticed more power right away.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Business810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    613
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Eulogy13x View Post
    It probably wouldn't hurt to clean and regrease the bearings, too. You'll need one of these to get the pedal axle out if they're Shimano 515s. DO NOT try it without this $3 tool, TRUST me.

    PS--Clipless rocks! You'll love it once you get used to it.
    Thanks for the tip about the tool! None of my Shimano's really need to be cleaned and re-greased, at least not yet. I'm sure with time they will need it.

    I have Shimano M505's on one bike, M535's on another, and A520's on a third, and I like them all. Once you go clipless it's hard to go back, at least in my opinion.
    Jon

  6. #6
    In beaurocratic limbo urbanknight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, K2 Razorback
    Posts
    22,457
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Prop yourself up on a wall and try clipping in and out a few times before shoving off for a ride. Finding out they won't release when you're moving will initiate you into the clipless club faster than anything!

  7. #7
    Senior Member George's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Katy Texas
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    5,280
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Set them on an easy release, until you get use to them. You may want to change the clips on your shoes to multi release as well, as they are easier to get out of.
    George

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •