Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-09-10, 10:51 PM   #1
polarcreamsoda
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
half clips?

has anyone ever thuoght of using half clips in their pedals?

ive used clips and straps before and i always found that i never tighten the straps when i ride. maybe i should give these a try now?

http://www.velo-orange.com/mkslemicl.html
polarcreamsoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-10, 11:22 PM   #2
PedallingATX
Comanche Racing
 
PedallingATX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Bikes: Presto NJS build, Specialized Allez Pro w/ full Dura Ace and Ksyrium SLs, 1990something Specialized Sirrus
Posts: 2,822
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hell no
PedallingATX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-10, 11:27 PM   #3
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,138
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
What problem do they solve?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
carleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-10, 11:33 PM   #4
polarcreamsoda
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i guess they really dont solve anything. just thought id throw that out there. gonna order me some power grips now
polarcreamsoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-10, 06:51 AM   #5
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,561
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Half clips are fine for SS but not recommended for FG.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-10, 07:11 AM   #6
riot2003
Senior Member
 
riot2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've really never understood why these exist.
riot2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-10, 07:21 AM   #7
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,561
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
A lot of commuters that come into my shop use them. I asked one guy and he said they keep his feet from sliding forward on his pedals in wet weather. Makes some sense, I guess. Most casual riders that come in also feel they "need" them, but it's bunk. They usually end up buying them even when we try telling them they're unnecessary.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-10, 07:58 AM   #8
ichitz
Nü-Fred
 
ichitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Torelli Tipo Uno (stolen), Peugeot Nice, Mercier Kilo TT
Posts: 1,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have a pair that I took off my friend's vintage road bike (she doesn't want it). Thought I'll find a purpose for them but no. Ended up in my parts box forever.
ichitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-10, 08:36 AM   #9
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.
Posts: 16,457
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by polarcreamsoda View Post
has anyone ever thuoght of using half clips in their pedals?

ive used clips and straps before and i always found that i never tighten the straps when i ride. maybe i should give these a try now?

http://www.velo-orange.com/mkslemicl.html
Ok for SS I suppose, but for FG you really need effective foot retention, and half-clips aren't going to provide that.
JohnDThompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-10, 02:03 PM   #10
kato7997
Senior Member
 
kato7997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TX/HI
Bikes:
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They aren't that bad if you aren't skidding. I think the longer plastic ones work better than the metals ones. Better than no clips...
kato7997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-10, 02:07 PM   #11
WoundedKnee
Antarctica awaits
 
WoundedKnee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tucson, Zona
Bikes:
Posts: 1,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
A lot of commuters that come into my shop use them. I asked one guy and he said they keep his feet from sliding forward on his pedals in wet weather. Makes some sense, I guess. Most casual riders that come in also feel they "need" them, but it's bunk. They usually end up buying them even when we try telling them they're unnecessary.
This is it. You can push forward and down. Better than no clips.
WoundedKnee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 10:54 AM   #12
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anecdotal:

My ex-girlfriend's twin sister had an old mixte road bike and was frustrated with not being able to keep her feet on the pedals better. I gave her clips, she freaked. I then set her up with half clips and it worked for her. If one wants just a little more security, they're not bad. But any more than just a little more and you're much better off with clips and straps.
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 11:52 AM   #13
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
[QUOTE=Fugazi Dave;10801012]Anecdotal:

My ex-girlfriend's twin sister had an old mixte road bike and was frustrated with not being able to keep her feet on the pedals better. I gave her clips, she freaked. I then set her up with half clips and it worked for her. If one wants just a little more security, they're not bad. But any more than just a little more and you're much better off with clips and straps.[/QUOTE]

your right, I have a pair on my Maddy 'cause I got them for free and didn't have another set of clips and straps sitting around.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:28 AM.