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Old 07-07-06, 08:08 PM   #1
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I know you're sick of these, but....(big pics)

I figure these pics could help those considering clipless.

This is my first ride in clipless. The night before I practiced clipping in & out, but I didn't have a chance to actually ride it until my commute in the morning. That being said:
-It's really easy to learn. I'm a clumsy guy, and after a few traffic light stop I clipped in & out with ease.
-Almost fell because I clipped out my right, but my brain decided to lean my body to the left, luckily clipped out the left just in time.
-Not sure if I'm "faster" but I LOVE the feel when you climb up a hill and stand up and started mashing the pedals, I am NOT going back to platforms.
-Crank Brothers got the best product packaging out there. (first pic is not mine)

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Old 07-07-06, 09:31 PM   #2
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Omigod, the bandwidth!! That senator was right. The "tubes" are full.
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I don't get that reference.
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Pretty pictures. I guess that makes them eye candy.
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Old 07-08-06, 06:34 PM   #5
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I don't get that reference.
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I have the same pedals and I like them a great deal. They do feel very secure when you are standing up and really mashing the pedals. The yellow was tough to swallow at first, but now I like the splash of color they give my bike. I bought some yellow stripe Michelin Carbons to accessorize.

Crank Bros. is really first rate. I had a problem with my Eggbeaters, and they replaced them no questions asked (and fast).
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LOL! I love it when politicians talk about the "internets".

About the color, it sticks out like a sore thumb on my black/red bike. Can't exactly see it when I'm riding, so it's fine with me, plus I'll take it for $50.
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It's the candy everybody wants.

How easy are those things to adjust for release tension? I've trashed another pair of non-rebuildable SPD's and I need something that doesn't suck for my commuter...
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It's the candy everybody wants.

How easy are those things to adjust for release tension? I've trashed another pair of non-rebuildable SPD's and I need something that doesn't suck for my commuter...
Crank brothers stuff doesn't really have an adjustment. The release is set by which cleat you put on which shoe. They are fairly easy to get in and out of, though. I have my cleats in the tighter configuration (I think it is more the angle of release issue) and I have never felt at all trapped in them.
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It's not a truck. It's a tube.

BikeForums.net has caused me to purchase more cycling gear and accessories than any magazine, advertisement, or word-of-mouth. Next you're going to be getting me into the clipless pedals. Eek.
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Crank brothers stuff doesn't really have an adjustment. The release is set by which cleat you put on which shoe. They are fairly easy to get in and out of, though. I have my cleats in the tighter configuration (I think it is more the angle of release issue) and I have never felt at all trapped in them.
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Is the spring tension adjustable?
No, it's not necessary. With the egg beater, the spring tension is not what keeps you from pulling out of the pedal. With conventional pedals, if the spring tension is set low, then it's easy to unclip but also easy to accidentally pull out of the pedal. if the spring tension is set high, then you won't accidentally pull out of the pedal but it's also very hard to purposely clip out. with the egg beater, the medium spring tension allows easy unclipping when twisting your foot, yet won't let you pull out otherwise.
I guess I'll have to try some, but I've never found the adjustability in SPD pedals to be a negative. I have the pedals on my commuter set up pretty loose, and I don't come out accidentally any more than I do when I am on my mtn bike with the tension cranked up a bunch. Bravo to Crank Bros. for turning a missing feature into a selling point...
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