Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Problems with my clipless pedals

    I went out on a real mb trail for the first time today and had the time of my life. However, I had a couple probs. 1. Got chased by a rabid horse fly. 2. Had hell getting clipped in in time to face the obstacles ahead. I use wellgo pedals. I kind of want a pedal that gives me stability in the event that Im not clipped in by the time I reach an obstacle. I'm sure this wouldnt be that necessary if I didnt have to stop so much do to the trail having deep sand in a few spots.
    Anyways, any suggestions for quality pedals that give stability whether your clipped in or not? Thanks

  2. #2
    veggieburglar ryanlovesyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Santa Barbara/San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    60s Peugeot conversion, 2002 Santa Cruz Heckler, 2007 Bianchi "Everyone has one" Pista, Beat up Beach Cruiser
    Posts
    651
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You might want to go with something with an external cage, like the Time ATAC Zs


    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/115...C-Z-Pedals.htm



    Crank Bros Mallet:

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...pless%20Pedals


    If you don't want something that bulky, the regular TIMEs give a fairly decent platform for standing on if you're not clipped in, plus they're great pedals and are really easy to clip in and out of. Once you get more experience with the pedals, you will be able to clip in pretty easily.



    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/imgWr...A04.jpg&type=2
    Last edited by ryanlovesyou; 08-25-07 at 12:23 AM.

  3. #3
    Works BrooklynMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    16 Powers Street
    My Bikes
    You won't believe what's in our stable.
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We second the time Zs for for platform clipless pedals.
    Were your pedals new? Try lubricating all the metal to metals contact points on your pedal, and make sure your release tension (if equipped) isn't too high.
    Also, if the pedals are new they may need to be clipped into and out of a few dozen times for the cleats and moving parts to break in and operate smoothly.
    Finally, practice practice practice. Go to a grassy field or an empty parking lot and focus on one foot at at time. Try unclipping before some small obstacle in front of you at various speeds, try unclipping at the 12-o-clock position then clicking back in before you reach the 6-o-clock position while pedaling. Practic unclipping at various point in the rotation as wel (3,6,9,12).
    After a few sessions you should be much more comfortable on the trail.
    Good luck. Glad you're having fun.

    As for the horseflies, try taking a leafless switch and swatting them out of the air like King-kong whacking biplanes.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks guys. I'm getting better with the clips. I'll prob get the mallets in the future. These wellgos are brand new. I love them on the street where I ussually have the space to get clipped though I have had prob when Im at a stop light going up hill. I would feel better knowing that I had control with the clips in or out in both situations

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •