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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-26-06, 12:05 PM   #1
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Brakeless+clipless crew: What pedals do you use?

And how often have you accidentally pulled out of them?
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Old 01-26-06, 12:06 PM   #2
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cromo eggbeaters. have been riding them for almost nine months on the same set of cleats, and have never pulled out of them. *knock on wood*
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Old 01-26-06, 12:07 PM   #3
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shimano spd 959, never pulled out
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Old 01-26-06, 12:09 PM   #4
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I tried Eggbeaters Candy for a week and unclipped twice.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:10 PM   #5
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Eggbeater Candys. I've unclipped a couple times but only when my cleats were super worn. Timw ATAC are supposed to be better.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:11 PM   #6
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crank bros candy's and crank bros quattros. pulled out 3 times (one landing me in the emergency room), but it was completely my fault for not paying attention to the wear on my cleats. clipless are great, just be vigillant about replacing cleats if they even **SORTA SEEM** to be worn.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:15 PM   #7
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Eggbeater candy's and regular eggbeaters. No pullage yet though I don't do mad crazy tricks or skids or any of that stuff. Just regular riding.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:19 PM   #8
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shimano spd 959, never pulled out
dolface, not once? skips, skids?
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Old 01-26-06, 12:22 PM   #9
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i use some double sided mtb spds, never pulled out, not once
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i had cheapo nashbar SPD clipless pedals for 5 years. never changed my cleats, skidded a lot, never pulled out. and they were pretty loose too.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:25 PM   #11
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LOOK 4x4 eggbeaters
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Old 01-26-06, 12:29 PM   #12
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Time ATACs.

pulled out once, last week, approaching my mailbox going about 3mph. I pulled up VERY hard while about seated. cleats are getting old.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:31 PM   #13
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Old and busted Ritchey SPD clones... never pulled out.
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dolface, not once? skips, skids?
nope, not once, and plenty of skips (not too many skids tho).
i'm also not huge, so that makes a difference.
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i go the breaking away route, and use tape.
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959's and my right foot unclips every now and then ... I'm huge. Last time it happened going down hill in to a redlight intersection in the rain right at the bottom, managed to keep my sh it together though ... I want to switch to Time ATAC carbons ... at some point.
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Eggbeaters here, and I've only ever pulled out when my cleats were in dire need of replacement.
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eggbeaters, pulled out a few times albeit with very very worn cleats. nothing serious ever came of it, and i got new cleats.
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worn cleats? i've used the same cleats since july (on my road bike) and either i'm bad at spotting it or they're not worn. how worn is worn?
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Old 01-26-06, 12:50 PM   #20
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riding the same set of ATAC carbons for the past eight years (holy crap!). No problems. Almost made the jump to eggbeaters, but my friends that put down a lot of miles have had problmes with them eating through the sole of their shoes.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:58 PM   #21
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Speedplay Frogs, never pulled out.
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Eggbeater candies, pulled out I think 3 times now in the last 5 and a half months and both the cleats and pedals were brand new when I got them. Once i even had a screw fall out of my cleat so i couldn't pull out. That was embarassing. I'm scrapping the crank bros for times when i get the fancy. I kinda prefer the double straps now anyways.
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eggbeater candys and I have yet to pull out when I didn't want to.
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Time ATACs. Never had any problems. I've seen some goofy stuff happen with the pedals that made me nervous, though. (Care to elaborate on this, adamkell?)
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P.S. never pulled out of them
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