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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Never thought I'd post these pics...

    But here they are:

    Ruby, all dressed up and ready to go!

    Took my first rides today on the clipless pedals and really love 'em. I bought Shimano M520s to pair up with my new Sidi Bullet 2's. I'm loving the shoes -- so comfortable!

    Clipping in and out has been really easy. I do like the feel of being clipped in. The only thing I'm puzzling over is that my right foot began to "fall asleep" at about 5 miles or so. I unclipped it and shook the leg a few times and went back to the ride.

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    Gasp!

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    Timberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


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    Congrats on the move to clipless, DG. You may wish to try some inserts with arch support. If foot numbness is like my former hot foot issues, the inserts cured it.

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    Try altering the position of the plate on your shoe sole. It may not be in the ideal spot and that's why your foot is going to sleep.

    I also had to wedge my own plates to tip my foot inwards very slightly. A couple of folds of innertube rubber under the outer edge worked wonders. Not saying that's what you need but to just "listen to your foot" and try some stuff that it seems to be telling you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCRider View Post
    Try altering the position of the plate on your shoe sole. It may not be in the ideal spot and that's why your foot is going to sleep.
    +1. A small cleat adjustment may be all you need. When you are spinning along easily, your feet should feel comfortable without any pressure from one side of the shoe. Be careful of the knees when tweaking cleat position!

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    Working on the circular pedal stroke helps with foot problems too, something I've never been able to master myself.

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    The Joy!



    Another convert -- well done!

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    Ruby looks embarrassed about having to wear MTB pedals.
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    They look great on Ruby

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    WTG DG, you will never be sorry. Except for right after when you fall.
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    Way to go DG. Try moving the shoe clips back a little, for the numbness.
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    So, when are you getting an orange bike, DG?
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    I recall the first time I clicked in.......a real feeling of being committed to the bike. So much so that I fell over at a stop light 10 mins. later. Otherwise, I would never go back to clips and straps although they worked well enough. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Fellow View Post
    I recall the first time I clicked in.......a real feeling of being committed to the bike. So much so that I fell over at a stop light 10 mins. later. Otherwise, I would never go back to clips and straps although they worked well enough. Congrats.
    Committed to the bike, that's exactly the feeling, clipped in and riding like the wind... at one with the bike and the universe. Like when I bought the Felt a few weeks back, clipped in and went for my first ride. Totally committed, what a great feeling. And then, suddenly, somehow, lying in the creek, still fully committed to the bike. Clipless pedals are great. You're gonna love 'em Deeg.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Have you crashed yet?
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    Congratulations - I'm glad you're enjoying 'em. Your bike looks great, and as you know, it's the right colour.

    I agree with the advice to fiddle with the cleat position on the shoe. My experience on using spd clips for the first time was surprise at how tiny a cleat adjustment made how significant a difference in feel. Less than a millimeter of adjustment made a clearly discernable difference. When you get it right, use Locktite, or they'll gradually lose their position

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    Did hell freeze over when I wasn't looking?
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Through the wonders of digital photography, we see a pedal on a bike. Ok, but if you're foot is falling asleep after only 5 miles, I think you've got a problem. It ain't going to get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post

    Did hell freeze over when I wasn't looking?
    Taken this morning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Here's the clipless porn, for your viewing pleasure:
    Hey DG, it's ok to post larger pictures than those 400x300 images. Try some 1024x768 sizes. Then we can get a good look at those alleged clipless pedals.

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    We're all waiting to welcome you to Club Tombay! Let us know when you arrive.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedlever View Post
    Hey DG, it's ok to post larger pictures than those 400x300 images. Try some 1024x768 sizes. Then we can get a good look at those alleged clipless pedals.
    Yeah, but i'm trying to keep 'em under 100mg...
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    I ended up putting pics on photobucket and then 1)clicking on the image i want to post 2)when the image comes up, right clicking and then 3)clicking on properties and doing a highlight and COPY of the URL then 4)going to the reply and clicking the mountain looking button and 5)pasting in the URL into the window that comes up.
    And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

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