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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 04-13-14, 07:51 PM   #26
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well, fastforward 2 years and a lot has changed.
A lot has changed. Unfortunately, that doesn't include Nightshade.
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I'd go with some light action Speedplays and adjust the float so that just the right amount of twist will let her out.

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I feel as though I must type response with arms held rigidly outward and in monotone voice.

Maybe a few groans.

(How does one type in "monotone voice"?)
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I looked through these suggestions because I am a woman with right hip arthritis for about 3 years. I have been riding clip-less for more than 10 years without a problem but when I got my new (wonderful) Trek Domane I also got new pedals. When I tried to clip out it took a significant effort and my hip killed. Thanks to the suggestion regarding the R540-LA (Light Action) pedals I can now bike without causing hip pain when I clip out. I highly recommend them!
Hi There Jill,

Welcome to the board. I'm sure Trojanhorse is happy that his thread has proven helpful to another. And we're all happy to hear that you're riding comfortably once again.

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I swapped out her pedals for speedplay light actions a few months ago.
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Hi There Jill,

Welcome to the board. I'm sure Trojanhorse is happy that his thread has proven helpful to another. And we're all happy to hear that you're riding comfortably once again.

Keep up the good work,
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And of course, any opportunity to needle Nightshade is appreciated.
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well, fastforward 2 years and a lot has changed. She had total hip replacement last August and that has largely fixed her hip rotation issues, and I swapped out her pedals for speedplay light actions a few months ago. Apparently there is a little bit of a break in time for speed plays, so we put the pedals on her spin bike for a while until she got comfortable.

Back to the graveyard with this thread.
Glad that worked out for her!
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Mavic's Magnetic shoe-pedal connection combination, is interesting . theoretically at least .
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What, are you new or something?!?!
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Lol!!!
Anyone know of someone that has walked up a hill lately?
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Anyone know of someone that has walked up a hill lately?
What are you insinuating!!!

I'm shocked... *shocked*! that you would think such a thing.

Walk your dog, not your bike, sir!
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What are you insinuating!!!

I'm shocked... *shocked*! that you would think such a thing.

Walk your dog, not your bike, sir!
Surely my post doesn't require further clarification.

I was simply asking.

The only walking I've been involved in lately, is to the verge on the side of the road to repair what seems to be a string of rear tire blowouts.

2 in as many weeks.
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I was simply asking.
Mmm hmm.

Suspicious dog is suspicious.
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... what seems to be a string of rear tire blowouts.

2 in as many weeks.
The first rule of flat club is ... we don't talk about flat club.
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Anyone know of someone that has walked up a hill lately?
I know what you are talking about...Ha ha ha
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I have SPDs on both of my bikes. Different pedals, though. The commuter/errands bike has more mountainy pedals, double sided ones, but I'm not sure which model number. I've accidentally unclipped more times than I can count. I think it's just that the pedals are old, and the springs are getting loose or something. I'm going to replace them before too long.

If you can't find an especially easy pedal, you have a tension adjustment, and can let it all the way out. Also, SPD makes a "multi-release" cleat, one that you can twist inward, outward, or just pull straight back and kind of up. I think you can come up with a winning combination.
I was going to suggest the multi-release cleat with Shimano's SPD system. I use those, and a couple of times when I've forgotten I had to unclip and just tugged hard in a panic the pedals released my foot in time to stop myself falling. With the lowest possible retention setting it doesn't take much to unclip
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I know what you are talking about...Ha ha ha
We really require a :needling: emoticon. One little smiley facing poking another smiley face in the back.
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We really require a :needling: emoticon. One little smiley facing poking another smiley face in the back.
I agree.

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I agree.

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Alright! Who can make it happen?
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Alright! Who can make it happen?
I don't think I'm particularly popular with some of the Mods. Probably best if I'm not the one making the suggestion.
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Anyone know of someone that has walked up a hill lately?
We gonna drudge that ol' thread up now when the boy ain't been round to defend himself?
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I've used clipless for several years, but have gone back to large platform pedals. If you wife is not very experienced or as you indicated , has a problem un clipping, it may be worth it to consider avoiding clip less and stay with platform pedals. I have found that I and most cyclists do not use clip less to full advantage anyway.
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