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    Getting clipped on the road

    Okay, as you all known, im getting a Eggbeaters for my Anthem. My question is, is it wise able to be clipped on the bike while you are cycling on the road? And any tips about using clipless pedals on the road? Like when to disengange and so on? Just needed some info though, thanks

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    Just frikken clip in and don't worry about it.
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    ... Well Im just getting some opinion though, because before I do something I will always think that what if i didn manage to clip onto the bike and fell or something like that, I totally lose my confidence since falling at kayuh lasak

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    Okay, as you all known, im getting a Eggbeaters for my Anthem. My question is, is it wise able to be clipped on the bike while you are cycling on the road? And any tips about using clipless pedals on the road? Like when to disengange and so on? Just needed some info though, thanks
    IMO, I think being clipped in on a MTB on trails is way more dangerous than on the road, so you should have no problems.
    Why is going slower harder?

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    lol. If you fall then you fall. You'll learn by yourself what to do. Just go out, ride and don't be stupid on the road then you'll be ok.

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    thats the best tip

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    if you're going clipless for the first time, sit on your bike for like 20 min and just clip in and out. if you're already used to clipless though, why be hesitant about riding on the road? just learn to track stand at red lights so you don't have to unclip.

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    Just don't be like my friend who forgot to clip out. He was on his back still clipped in, struggling to clip out. As he moved his feet around, his bike was moving him somehow. He looked like a helpless turtle on his back, spinning around in circles.

    Of couse I just stood there and busted up so much, I keeled over myself....
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    Siu.. that was you! those weren't clipless pedals. That was a tree.

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    No....that was the day I almost flipped over the bars on the Cake but landed on the top tube instead, not the day of the tree incident. That one was in Tahoe when I busted my ribs again. Anyhow, it was Dan who was spinning, not me.
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    yikes, so u r okay now?

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    You won't pedal eggbeaters without being clipped in for very long. It just doesn't work well.

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    Being a cleat wimp, I use nothing but SPD pedals and the #56 multi release cleat. In addition to unclipping by rotating your foot, you can also unclip by pulling up in a motion similiar to what one does when he's falling and doesn't have time to do the rotation thing. Yet on my ATB, they hold well enough to bunny hop as long as you hold the feet horizontal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    Okay, as you all known, im getting a Eggbeaters for my Anthem. My question is, is it wise able to be clipped on the bike while you are cycling on the road? And any tips about using clipless pedals on the road? Like when to disengange and so on? Just needed some info though, thanks
    Using clipless pedals on the road is alot easier than on a MTB bike. I'm a roadie (and a CAN Bike instructor) who just got back into MTBing after a 16 year absence.

    When I got my first set of clipless (Onza HO), waaaay back before dirt was invented, I had fallen over twice (on road). I HATED the things for the first week, but now all 4 of my bikes have clipless, even my MTB. I'll never go back to clips and straps or platforms. Although I see alot of the FS MTBers use platforms, probably needed for the tricks they do.

    Anyway, trouble is, I would stop, THEN try to unclip. Not wise. The big secret to clipless pedals is to unclip just before you stop. Unclip your right foot when you are about to stop so that when you put your foot down, on the curb side of the road, your bike is leaning away from the normal flow of traffic (just one small measure of safety). Plus if you should happen to fall over you'll (hopefully) fall in that direction, again away from traffic. I don't recommend doing track stands, BUT I see people do it and quite successfully, BUT there is still a chance you could fall. Unclipping and putting your foot down at a stop sign or red light tells motorists that you have indeed stopped and you're not 'going to do something crazy'.

    I find that clipless offer better control for powering out of a situation, turning, popping over obstacles, etc.

    That's about all I CAN say about clipless on the road other than making sure they are in good repair and lubricated.

    Hope that helps.

    Digger
    Originally posted by Bones_McBones: Wow Digger, wow! You've earned my respect.... I know ashoposo got werked up. You are the gutter pig of Trollheim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger
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    I'm a roadie (and a CAN Bike instructor) who just got back into MTBing after a 16 year absence.
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    What's a CAN Bike instructor?
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    Cah Nah Dee Ahn. (Cali style)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Cah Nah Dee Ahn. (Cali style)
    I'm a Cah Nah Dee Ahn but have never heard the term "CAN bike instructor". Not sure if it means national team instructor or if it's an acronym for something else.
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    Maybe he only teaches on alu bikes? Oooooooooooh Good one, Siu!
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    Using clipless pedals on the road is alot easier than on a MTB bike. I'm a roadie (and a CAN Bike instructor) who just got back into MTBing after a 16 year absence.

    When I got my first set of clipless (Onza HO), waaaay back before dirt was invented, I had fallen over twice (on road). I HATED the things for the first week, but now all 4 of my bikes have clipless, even my MTB. I'll never go back to clips and straps or platforms. Although I see alot of the FS MTBers use platforms, probably needed for the tricks they do.

    Anyway, trouble is, I would stop, THEN try to unclip. Not wise. The big secret to clipless pedals is to unclip just before you stop. Unclip your right foot when you are about to stop so that when you put your foot down, on the curb side of the road, your bike is leaning away from the normal flow of traffic (just one small measure of safety). Plus if you should happen to fall over you'll (hopefully) fall in that direction, again away from traffic. I don't recommend doing track stands, BUT I see people do it and quite successfully, BUT there is still a chance you could fall. Unclipping and putting your foot down at a stop sign or red light tells motorists that you have indeed stopped and you're not 'going to do something crazy'.

    I find that clipless offer better control for powering out of a situation, turning, popping over obstacles, etc.

    That's about all I CAN say about clipless on the road other than making sure they are in good repair and lubricated.

    Hope that helps.

    Digger
    Thanks, thats very usefull. Hmm guess I need some practicing to do

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    I'm canadian. All my peeps are from canadia. That makes me canadian right?

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    unclip before you fall. then you won't have to worry about being clipped in when you fall.

    and i second the razor blade advice. it helped me tremedously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    WOW.........don't really know what else to say.
    Took the words right outta my mouth
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    What's a CAN Bike instructor?

    Info on the courses here - http://www.canadian-cycling.com/Engl...e/canintro.htm
    Originally posted by Bones_McBones: Wow Digger, wow! You've earned my respect.... I know ashoposo got werked up. You are the gutter pig of Trollheim.

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