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    anybody besides me get a chuckle...

    ... from the observation that all of us talk about "clipping in" and "clipping out" of "clipless" pedals?

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    yeah, sure does seem to be a lot of more clipping and un-clipping going on for something that is clipless (maybe they should be clip-more pedals?)

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    A lot of people deliberately say "clicking in" (or out) for that reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker View Post
    A lot of people deliberately say "clicking in" (or out) for that reason.
    Listen on a group ride after a stop- It is definitely clicking in.
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    I prefer terms such as "snap-in" versus "strap-in." To me, "clipless" still connotes bare pedals without toeclips or any other retention system.
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    So which parts of bicycle nomenclature do make logical sense to you?

    Sizing frames by the easiest part of a bike to adjust? Mixing metric and english measurements? Tire and wheel sizes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    So which parts of bicycle nomenclature do make logical sense to you?

    Sizing frames by the easiest part of a bike to adjust? Mixing metric and english measurements? Tire and wheel sizes?
    C.F.Forks-- Most of them are so heavily built that you might as well use Thick gauge gas piping to make them.
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    What about compact frames or compact cranks? Compact usually means small, like pocket sized?
    Hmmm. Rather than a folding bike, a bike that you can fit in your back pocket.
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    actually, retro, there is very little in the nomenclature that is logical. i prefer terms like doohinkie, thingie, doumaflautchie, thingamabob.... and others of an equally high degree of specificity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiminos View Post
    actually, retro, there is very little in the nomenclature that is logical. i prefer terms like doohinkie, thingie, doumaflautchie, thingamabob.... and others of an equally high degree of specificity.
    Ah - another poster who appreciates the simplicity and beauty of analog logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Ah - another poster who appreciates the simplicity and beauty of analog logic.
    And he keeps forgetting the wifes name aswell.
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    Since the Language Police didn't quash this "clipless pedals" things many years ago when it was first used by cyclists in the context of "pedals with foot retention mechanisms that aren't toe clips" maybe they could enforce a newly-enacted emergency rule: Thou shalt always refer to thy pedals by brand and model number, and offer up an image of thine pedals, so as to avoid confusing others.
    Or, maybe pedals could be proclaimed to be: That which is not spoken of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Thou shalt always refer to thy pedals by brand and model number, and offer up an image of thine pedals, so as to avoid confusing others.
    Methinks thou suffereth from excessive digitalistic precisionosity and appreciateth not the comeliness of generalistic pedal descriptiveness. The precise model number of thy pedals mattereth not.

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    Perhaps it goes back to sailing and days of clipper ships...(or shipless-clippers)...or...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegasus View Post
    Perhaps it goes back to sailing and days of clipper ships...(or shipless-clippers)...or...
    talk about a load of ship.......
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    Clips aside, anyone talking about a plain caged pedal


    but who refers instead to a platform pedal




    shall be smacked upside their helmeted head with a clipless fish

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    Okay, as a double violator, I will commence clicking in and releasing but will not buy a set of platforms.
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    Gimme the clicker, I wanna change the channel.

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    "Oh click!" is not what you hear during my process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiminos View Post
    actually, retro, there is very little in the nomenclature that is logical. i prefer terms like doohinkie, thingie, doumaflautchie, thingamabob.... and others of an equally high degree of specificity.

    be well,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiminos View Post
    ... from the observation that all of us talk about "clipping in" and "clipping out" of "clipless" pedals?

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    Sure, but clipless pedals are hardly clipless. The term comes from the lack of toeclips... perhaps a better term would be "strapless pedals."

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    I just bought some Speedplay pedals to replace my Campy Record Quill pedals and toe clips. Shoes were older than the guy at the bike shop that sold me the new stuff.

    Speedplay sells clip on platforms for my clipless pedals

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    Tom might refer to clipless pedals as "death traps". That's how tightly they held his shoes on the pedals after he went over the cliff. Whereas my shoes come out very easily whenever I fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Sure, but clipless pedals are hardly clipless. The term comes from the lack of toeclips... perhaps a better term would be "strapless pedals."
    Clipless pedals have no toe clips. No toe clips = clipless. What's so hard about that? Of course they are also strapless. There are no clips to attach the straps.
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    The funny thing about the nomenclature is that 'toe clips' weren't really clips; they were just cages to hold the straps.

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