Clipless Pedals AGAIN
I am determined to learn to use clipless pedals – because I love the feel and the efficiency while clipped in. It's getting out that is keeping the skin off my knees. You should know I am 62, and returning to the bike after 45 years off.
The first set were Shimano’s, and while they are no doubt quality items – I could not even get into them much less out. After a few hundred miles with standard pedals, I got a set of Look’s. Getting in is a breeze, and for that matter so is getting out – except that I seem to get a mental lock. Its right about that time the knees take another hit.
Secrets anyone? Should one always clip out at the bottom of the stroke? How much in advance of a planned stop? If you clip out a bit early, assuming you’re on the flats, is it OK to power with the still clipped in foot and just rest the other on the pedal?
Also, for those familiar with Looks, the red cleats are supposedly “floating”. How exactly do they float?