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Old 03-29-11, 09:27 PM   #1
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i made my float too tight and enjoyed my first fall

now that is embarrassing.i did my first rides on max float get a little too cocky tightened up my float came to a stop making sure no cars were gonna plow me took out one foot but leaned the wrong way and bam!i didnt fall at all on max float because i didn't have to think about the release.but tightening was not an easy release .live and learn .let the soreness be light tomorrow.has anyone seen my screwdriver?speedplay chrome mollys
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Old 03-29-11, 10:02 PM   #2
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You can blame it on the float, but it was bound to happen. Welcome to the club. If you do it a second time, do an exaggerated bow for any drivers looking at you.
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now that is embarrassing.i did my first rides on max float get a little too cocky tightened up my float came to a stop making sure no cars were gonna plow me took out one foot but leaned the wrong way and bam!i didnt fall at all on max float because i didn't have to think about the release.but tightening was not an easy release .live and learn .let the soreness be light tomorrow.has anyone seen my screwdriver?speedplay chrome mollys
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Old 03-30-11, 12:46 PM   #5
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Dont now what system you are using, but with Keo release tension has nothing to do with float.
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Old 03-30-11, 12:53 PM   #6
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Do it on the grass!!!
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Old 03-30-11, 12:57 PM   #7
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Dont now what system you are using, but with Keo release tension has nothing to do with float.
Speedplay Zero, but afaik the release angle is 20* no matter where he adjusts the float.
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Old 03-30-11, 02:27 PM   #8
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the float

all i can tell you is when i tightened up the float it was harder to disengage out of the pedal.why?i have no idea im only riding 3 weeks now.ill tell you this failing sure creates soreness.it sure was embarrassing too.i mean real humiliating but im sure it will pass.trying not to take Tylenol i hate that stuff.
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Old 03-30-11, 02:33 PM   #9
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you guys are right the float has nothing to do with disengaging i stand corrected just called speedplay.learning process .urbanknight i appreciate your responses and learn from them too.
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So now you know that the extra difficulty you had clipping out was purely psychological. Does that make you feel better, or worse? I was 14 the first time I fell on clipless pedals, so I didn't get sore. Now I get sore just from sleeping in the wrong position.
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Old 03-30-11, 02:46 PM   #11
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your 100% right i got to tell you it was a busy intersection on the sidewalk waiting for a light to change and i cant convey to you the embarrassment. like my wife said get over it and all my freinds the bike shop people all said everyone falls but that is simply the most embarrassing moment of my life without question.the pity party will end by tonight but it was total humiliation.
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If that is the most embarrassing moment of your life I envy you.
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Old 03-30-11, 02:59 PM   #13
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it sure was no question about it
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Old 03-30-11, 03:45 PM   #14
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all my freinds the bike shop people all said everyone fallsn.
There is a So Cal resident who claims he never fell, but the forums crucified (banned) him for it.
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Old 03-30-11, 06:32 PM   #15
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There is a So Cal resident who claims he never fell, but the forums crucified (banned) him for it.
You mean he, um, fell from grace.

But seriously, I hate when I fall after a failed unclip.
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