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    Goodbye Leeroy Jenkins tagaproject6's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratzinger View Post
    I've used SPD pedals for 6 years now. They're great. My shoes has a hard sole, I think that probably makes a huge difference. I guess they're racing shoes, which means they're not good for walking around in. I wonder if you could get a mountain bike style shoe with a harder sole.

    Nightshade, the pedals are called "Clipless" because the cages that go around your feet with straps are called "Toe Clips". Clipless pedals might seem dangerous to people who haven't learned to use them. Usually you fall down once or twice when you're learning, just like learning to ride a bike. It takes a fraction of a second to clip out of them.
    And if you are actually falling...that fraction of a second will seem forever


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    Humvee of bikes =Worksman Nightshade's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratzinger View Post
    In time for what??
    That first really bad fall or accident that could have been avoided if clip in's or toe clips were not involved.

    I firmly believe that clip in's and toe clips belong on the racing bicycles not the street bicycles.
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Well I firmly each his own.

    In the context of this threat, the OP already is familiar with clipless pedals, not deciding if he should use them.

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