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Old 04-16-12, 07:46 PM   #1
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yay im clipless!

Im officially clipless now, had my first ride home from the lbs after i paid for my shoes and he put the cleats and pedals on for me, I LIKE IT alot
it was a long week i waited for these shoes

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Old 04-16-12, 08:36 PM   #2
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Is that a cut on your foot? I've always and still am hesitant to go with a fixed/clipless set up.
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Welcome!

The cut on your ankle distracts greatly from the picture of your shoes, by the way.
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The cut on your ankle distracts greatly from the picture of your shoes, by the way.
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On the other hand, nice setup! I'm planning on going clipless too... soon... hopefully when I have the money. Time ATAC x Sidi Dominateurs.
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Is that a cut on your foot? I've always and still am hesitant to go with a fixed/clipless set up.
Why not? It's not that much different
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Old 04-16-12, 09:18 PM   #6
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Is that a cut on your foot? I've always and still am hesitant to go with a fixed/clipless set up.
That's the outside of his right foot. I doubt it was caused by the bike unless he fell sideways, which could happen to anybody on any bike.
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Old 04-16-12, 09:51 PM   #8
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Why not? It's not that much different
I've heard stories from my friends where this guy lost control and got a deep cut on his leg. I am using clipless pedals on my road bike though.
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Damn, I sort of want to go clipless too... looks so fun!
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How would clips and straps change that? Your foot is still being held onto the pedal. IDk, I never found clips to be easier to use
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Ease of use - clipless. Practical use (because of shoes) - clips. IMHO.
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I've heard stories from my friends where this guy lost control and got a deep cut on his leg. I am using clipless pedals on my road bike though.
I feel like if you lose control, you lose control, no matter what pedals you're using.
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I feel like if you lose control, you lose control, no matter what pedals you're using.
I have a scar from the same exact cut, but on the left side of my right ankle, from losing footing (from clips and straps) while descending.
Tears were from a mix of pain and wind.
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We should turn this into a thread where we post pictures of our ankles / clipless shoes.
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We should turn this into a thread where we post pictures of our ankles / clipless shoes.
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that scab on my ankle was before i got my clipless setup, I was riding home drunk and tried to ride up a curb for god knows what reason about half a block from my apt.

so i fell over onto the side walk and scraped my ankle, forearm and back.
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This is more than just your ankles . . .

Hunting lots of sqrls, are we?
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