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    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

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    hell no
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    What problem do they solve?

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    i guess they really dont solve anything. just thought id throw that out there. gonna order me some power grips now

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    Half clips are fine for SS but not recommended for FG.

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    I've really never understood why these exist.
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    My nuts are always sliding all over the place when I skid. Need some grip. For my nuts.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    [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

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