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Old 03-06-07, 08:43 PM   #1
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First day with Clipless Pedals

Finally sprung for clipless pedals for the MTB commuter. Made it to work and back (10 miles and several stoplights) with no falls yet...though I am sure it will happen more sooner then later.

These are the shoes I bought:
http://tinyurl.com/32trah

And the pedals:
http://tinyurl.com/27dohp

I cannot believe the difference that having clipless pedals make....should of done this a long time ago.

TD
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Yep. Especially climbing out of the saddle. Even on my studded, hybrid tank, having clipless pedals and bar ends is a thing of beauty. I managed about 5 or 6 years before my first clipless-related fall a few weeks ago.

As a learning technique, I recommend -- once the ground softens up a bit where you are -- riding onto some soft grass and just falling over clipped in, preferably in front of a large crowd.
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I cannot believe the difference that having clipless pedals make....should of done this a long time ago.

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If you like it already, you're sure to become much more addicted to it.
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