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    Dang it, I ate **** on my clips

    Left my biking shoes at work, which are modified soccer cleats with the cleats shaved. They are inexpensive with smooth tops and slick soles, perfect for sliding in and out of clips. Had to use running shoes instead, the kind with the soles sticking out all around, unnecessary seams all over the place, and thick shoelaces. Long story short I had to make and abrupt stop and it ended up being more abrupt than intended

    Even after I threw my shoulder first to protect the bike (leather handlebar tape and seat) it didn't physically hurt. My pride on the other hand got dragged through the gutter

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    But you must remember "Pride goeth BEFORE a fall".

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    Bike addict, dreamer AdamDZ's Avatar
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    Platform pedals FTW!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    Platform pedals FTW!!!!
    Platform pedals and Power Grips.

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    Senior Member bhop's Avatar
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    Adidas Sambas.. indoor soccer shoes with no cleats, semi-stiff soles, no need to modify. Works great with clips.

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    Papaya King waynesworld's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    Platform pedals FTW!!!!
    I have half clips on my Felt, and just platforms on my other bikes. I'm pretty sure I'm taking the half clips off. They're better than full clips, but still a pain to get into. If the pedals on the Felt don't feel right, I'll have to find some that are "stickier".

    I came to this conclusion after buying an old (95 ish) Trek 850 mountain bike to ride around my neighborhood. It had horrible plastic pedals. I got a pair of Diamondback Bigfoots for under $20 on Amazon, and put them on. Those things feel like my feet are glued to them.
    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    walk right in and punch the first guy you meet in the head
    2011 BMC SR02, 2010 Kona Jake, 2009 Felt X City D, 1984 (?) Trek 400, 1995 Trek 850

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    I got power grips on my heavy tourer bike and they work fine. For the lightweight road/rando bike I prefer clips. While both do well with off the saddle stumping, I rather do it on the clips.

    I'll look at the sambas. From now on I want to keep an extra pair just in case.

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