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Old 12-31-09, 09:52 PM   #1
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I learned the other day that you can, (if you have platform pedals as described by Sheldon Brown)
ride a bike with Yak-Trax on.
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Do you mean these?

Interesting - might help when putting my foot down on ice.
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I learned the other day that you can, (if you have platform pedals as described by Sheldon Brown)
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Why would you would to have them on while riding?
I use then for running when its icy out..
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Interesting - might help when putting my foot down on ice.
Yes, that is what I am talking about.
I tried them so that if I needed to put a foot down, it wouldn't slide out from under me.
Worked like a charm.
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Why would you would to have them on while riding?
I use then for running when its icy out..
I just tried them out on my winter bike. Worked fine and I might start using them full time. I have had a couple of experience where I traveled some distance on studded tires, then got off the bike for some reason and discovered I couldn't stand up.
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Looks like you could probably use the with eggbeaters too.
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I just tried them out on my winter bike. Worked fine and I might start using them full time. I have had a couple of experience where I traveled some distance on studded tires, then got off the bike for some reason and discovered I couldn't stand up.
That is what happened to me, which is why I tried riding and wearing Yak-Trax.
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