Last edited by 531phile; 01-07-11 at 12:19 AM.
Aside from the NDS shot and my hideous guitarist please judge my bike in its "bum/errand" mode.
Last edited by Nick The Beard; 01-07-11 at 12:17 AM. Reason: pics bro
Hmmm seems like nobody can make a macaframa connection with my bike....
Also, track drops belong only on the track and are just plain silly anywhere else.
Unless you are leaning against a pole or other stationary object how would one be able to pull up on both straps (on each side)?
I know thats technically what Your supposed to do I and would like to know to do it on both sides once moving? I have found that I generally size the straps for one pair of my shoes and "kick" into the straps to firmly secure them once moving.
Please any videos links? And I wont even mention the velcro straps.
History Lesson: Before clipless pedals were invented, cyclists used toe clips and straps for foot retention. They wore shoes with slotted cleats, which the ridge on the back of the pedal would slip into to secure the foot. Then, they would reach down and tighten the straps. When done properly, this ensures that your feet are never detaching from the pedal unless you loosen the strap. They would do this one foot at a time. Not many people do this anymore (except in Japanese Keirin), because clipless systems are so much lighter and easier to use.
And as one foot is coming through the top of the pedal stroke (say between 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock) you reach down on that side and give the strap a tug.
Then, you continue pedaling forward.
And in half a revolution the opposite foot will be coming through the top of the pedal stroke, and you reach down on that side and give the strap a tug.
Properly securing toe straps is not something you can do effectively while mashing away from a stop light in traffic, no.
But if you're competent on the bike, you should be able to reach down to tighten the straps after you've "kicked into them", on the move.
Riding with properly secured straps is really the only reason to track stand at traffic lights, because getting into/out of them actually takes more than a second. If you're riding loose clips or clipless, you should be able to get into them from a stop at nearly full power, which makes trackstanding not worth it.
Last edited by dsh; 01-07-11 at 01:52 PM.